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Aylen Junior High students delayed from walking home Friday by nearby police investigation

Police asked that Aylen Junior High School officials delay students from walking home Friday as officers investigated a possible attempted burglary nearby.

An officer saw two men just before 2 p.m. walk into the yard of a house in the 1700 block of West Pioneer.

The men tried to break into the house, police said, at which point officers approached and took a 38-year-old man into custody.

The other suspect fled on foot and was not located, police said.

While a K-9 tried to track the second suspect, police asked the school to hold walking students until officers had finished.



Police say man tried to rob Puyallup business with fake gun through bullet-proof glass

A man who this morning tried to rob a Puyallup business through bullet-proof glass while using a fake gun was not successful, according to Puyallup police.

The South Hill resident, 35, allegedly demanded money from the female clerk of the business just before 10:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of South Meridian.

She refused from behind the safety glass, and he fled on a bicycle, police said.

No one was injured.

Police said they found the suspect nearby, and that he was identified by the clerk and booked into Pierce County Jail for investigation of attempted robbery.

He told investigators

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CLEARED: Car hits several power poles in Puyallup, road closure expected for 12 hours, power out

A car hit several power poles this evening in Puyallup, closing Shaw Road between 23rd Avenue Southeast and 12th Avenue Southeast, according to Puyallup police.

The driver had a medical emergency and is expected to recover, police said.

The stretch of Shaw Road will be closed for 12 hours, officers expect. Detours are set up and power is out in the area.

Puget Sound Energy has officials on scene.

It will take “quite a bit of time,” to get the power back on, police said.


Man, 77, hit by car in Puyallup

A man leaving the Puyallup Eagle’s Club was hit by a car Friday night crossing 5th Street Northwest.

The man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with traumatic injuries, according to the Puyallup Police Department.

The driver, a 58-year-old man, was not injured and was not determined to be driving while impaired, police said.

The road was closed for about two hours as police investigated.


Puyallup Police Department joins Twitter

Puyallup police will be tweeting from @PuyallupPD, the department said today.

Officers will tweet photos and videos of crimes, information about missing and wanted persons, crime prevention tips and safety information, according to the department.

They’ll also use the account to get the word out about time-sensitive events, such as road closures, weather and in-progress crimes.

As the new site won’t be monitored, officers ask that emergencies still be reported to 911.


Puyallup police K-9 unit gets $15,000

A Puyallup dog owners association donated $15,000 to their local police K-9 unit Monday.

Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers made the donation after learning about the death of K-9 officer Chance last month and the cost of replacing and training the animals.

The 6-year-old shepherd died unexpectedly during a routine procedure last month.

The group presented a check to Puyallup police Chief Bryan Jeter at a ceremony Monday, which was attended by other K-9 officers and their handlers.


Puyallup man shot after spat in apartment parking lot

A 26-year-old Puyallup man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the abdomen during a dispute with another man in the parking lot of their apartment building Wednesday night, police say.

Officers responded to the 900 block of Ninth Street Southeast about 11:30 p.m., said Puyallup police Cpt. Dave McDonald.

The victim was treated by Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and taken to Tacoma General Hospital.

Police arrested the 32-year-old suspect after he fled on foot, when he returned to the scene about an hour later. He will be booked into Pierce County Jail

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