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Tag: South Tacoma

Nov.
30th

Police seek beer bandits

Tacoma police are searching for a pair of suspects in a series of convenience-store robberies.

The thief typically sought money from the cash register; more often, he took beer, cigarettes, lighters and cheap cigars.

The six incidents took place between Oct. 25 and Nov. 6. The robberies followed the same pattern: a man wearing a hoodie and a bandanna over his face, armed with a handgun. Sometimes the man brought an accomplice.

The first strike came at the Jubilee Restaurant in the 800 block of South 38th Street. The last incident hit Big Willy’s Market in the 4300 block of

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May
16th

South Tacoma convenience store robbed at gunpoint overnight

Tacoma police are searching for a man who robbed a South Tacoma convenience store at gunpoint early today.

The man entered the 7-Eleven at 4701 S. Oakes St. just before 2:50 a.m. He pulled a gun and demanded cash from the clerk, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The robber grabbed some cash, put it into his pocket and left the store.

Officers responded to the scene. A police dog tried to track the robber’s scent but didn’t locate him, Fulghum said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s. He stood between 6 feet and 6

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April
25th

UPDATED: Man injured in high-speed crash in South Tacoma

A 27-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday night after a high-speed crash in South Tacoma.

According to Tacoma police, the man was speeding northbound on South Fife Street just after 10 p.m. when the car hit the traffic circle at South Fife and South 64th streets.

The car went airborne for 64 feet before recontacting the roadway. The car slid to a stop.

The driver hadn’t been wearing a seat belt. Tacoma police report that he suffered two broken legs and extensive facial injuries.

Paramedics took the man to St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

April
24th

Reward offered in search for suspect in South Tacoma home-invasion robbery

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to help find a 26-year-old man accused in a violent home-invasion robbery last week in South Tacoma.

Prosecutors charged Monaroes Sar on Friday with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Prosecutors allege Sar and another man burglarized Gabriele Senn’s home in the 3600 block of South Gunnison Street on April 7.

Sar reportedly confronted the 67-year-old Senn at gunpoint and demanded cash and valuables.  When officers arrived at Senn’s home, Sar left on foot and his accomplice, later identified as Jesse Eugene Grimes,

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April
20th

More charges filed in South Tacoma home-invasion robbery

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a second man in connection with the home-invasion robbery of a 67-year-old Tacoma woman earlier this week.

Bobby McKinney, who is accused of masterminding the robbery, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and unlawful imprisonment. He was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

McKinney is the second man to be arrested and charged with robbing Gabriele Senn Tuesday night. A third man – Monaroes Sar – has been charged but is not in custody.

Two men broke into Senn’s home in the 3600 block of South Gunnison Street and held

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April
18th

UPDATED: Suspects hold South Tacoma woman at gunpoint, then ransack her home

UPDATED at 11:40 a.m.

Tacoma police arrested one man and were searching for two others after they allegedly broke into a woman’s South Tacoma home Tuesday night, demanded her bank account access information and then ransacked her home.

Officers went to the home in the 3600 block of South Gunnison Street just before midnight because of a 911 hangup call, police reported.

When they arrived, they spotted a suspect carrying a large screen television from the home. The suspect saw the officers and ran, police reported.

Officers set up containment and a police dog found the suspect a short distance

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April
13th

UPDATED: One arrested after shots fired outside South Tacoma night club

UPDATED at 9:54 a.m.

Tacoma police have arrested a 36-year-old man suspected of firing a gun into a crowd outside a South Tacoma night club.

The man told officers he was upset because his girlfriend had allegedly been assaulted inside Club Vanity, 5602 S. Washington St., police reported.

He reportedly fired eight to 10 gunshots outside the club just before 1 a.m. today and then left.

Tacoma police, Pierce County sheriff’s deputies and other area law enforcement officers responded.

The suspect”s vehicle was stopped a short distance away and he was taken into custody. He was booked into Pierce County

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March
23rd

Man sentenced to 16 years in 2010 slaying in Tacoma alley

A 34-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in a South Tacoma alley two years ago.

Byron Alvarez had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the March 25, 2010, death of Saul Lucas-Alfonso, 25.

Prosecutors alleged Alvarez and four other adults took part in the killing of Lucas-Alfonso.  Charging documents alleged Alvarez was trying to get compensation for a debt another man owed him. The man had been involved with Alvarez’s wife.

Alvarez and other members of an East Side street

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