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Tag: police pursuit

March
9th

Man charged after high-speed chase in Lakewood, Parkland early Friday

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 29-year-old man after he allegedly led Lakewood police on a high-speed chase early Friday, then drove at a sheriff’s deputy.

Kamara K. Chouap was charged Monday with first-degree assault and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. He’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

Just before 3 a.m. Friday, Lakewood officers tried to stop Chouap’s vehicle. (The reason for the traffic stop is not listed in the charging documents.)

Chouap didn’t stop and took off at a high rate of speed. The officers

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March
8th

Man charged after high-speed pursuit down Pacific Avenue

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man, alleging he led police on a high-speed chase down Pacific Avenue early Thursday, lost his shoes while running from deputies and repeatedly punched a police dog.

Mathew I. J. George was charged Friday with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, attempting to harm a police dog and obstructing a law enforcement officer. He’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

Two Tacoma police officers first spotted a Green Honda Accord near South 56th Street and

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Jan.
28th

UPDATED: Lakewood officer, suspect injured after early morning pursuit

A Lakewood officer and a suspect were injured early today after a pursuit ended with the officer crashing and the suspect being physically taken into custody on a South End Tacoma street.

The officer was treated and released from a local hospital, Lakewood police Lt. Heidi Hoffman said.

“He’s home,” she said shortly before 8 a.m.

The suspect remains hospital for his injuries. His injuries were not immediately known this morning. Once he’s released, he’ll be booked into Pierce County Jail in connection with the early-morning chase.

The incident began shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of 82nd

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Jan.
12th

UPDATED: Police activity on I-5 near Lakewood

Lakewood police have arrested two people suspected in a burglary after a pursuit that ended on Interstate 5.

The pursuit ended a short time ago.

The passenger in the suspect vehicle had decided to get out of the vehicle near a restaurant on Pacific Avenue and State Route 512.

“We have both of them in custody,” Lakewood police Lt. Heidi Hoffman reports.

Traffic is backed up on I-5.

UPDATE: The activity blocked the two left lanes of northbound I-5. The activity has been cleared and the lanes reopened to traffic.

Traffic is backed up three miles.

UPDATE No. 2: The

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Nov.
5th

Man from Friday pursuit in Lakewood found, charged

Law enforcement officials have caught up to the man who led Lakewood police on a pursuit and ditched his car near the city dump in Tacoma on Friday.

Joshua D. Edee was arrested Tuesday morning. Pierce County prosecutors charged the 27-year-old man Wednesday with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Edee is being held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail and has a U.S. Marshal hold.

Court documents provide the following information:

Lakewood officers, corrections officers and members of the South Sound Gang Task Force were conducting surveillance on a location frequented by Edee

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Oct.
27th

Man charged after Sunday pursuit in East Pierce County

Pierce County prosecutors have filed charges against a 32-year-old man who allegedly sped through east Pierce County on Sunday afternoon as he tried to elude sheriff’s deputies.

Raymond D. McCloud Jr. was charged Monday with felony DUI, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

Charging documents provide the following information.

A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy was on patrol in an unmarked SUV just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 14800 block of 86th Avenue East. A green Cadillac Escalade approached quickly from behind, then went into the oncoming lanes and passed the deputy while

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Aug.
24th

Man sentenced in 2008 wild police chase in Tacoma

From the follow-up file …

Last month, a jury convicted a 32-year-old man accused of injuring a Tacoma police officer during a wild pursuit across part of the city last year.

The jury found Miles Jerome Santiago-Serrano guilty of second-degree assault, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.

Ten days ago, Santiago-Serrano was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was given credit for the 431 days he’d served in Pierce County Jail while waiting for the criminal case to be adjudicated. He was also ordered to be supervised in the community for

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