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Tag: Tacoma Mall Boulevard


Police: Fleeing shoplifter hits patrol car while leaving Tacoma Mall

UPDATE as of 4:30 p.m. Traffic along Tacoma Mall Boulevard should be reopened shortly, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

INITIAL POST: A shoplifter fleeing the Tacoma Mall in what appeared to be a waiting getaway car hit a Tacoma police vehicle this afternoon, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The officer saw the adult man run from the mall about 3:30 p.m. to a car in a parking lot at South 54th Street and Tacoma Mall Boulevard, after the man allegedly shoplifted from Sears at the mall, Cool said.

As the suspect vehicle was leaving the parking lot, it hit the patrol car

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Crews working to put out brush fire at Tacoma Mall Blvd. and S. 64th St.

UPDATE as of 3:41 p.m. The fire appears to have been in three separate spots at the location, west of Tacoma Mall Boulevard, according to Tacoma Fire.

Crews have it mostly knocked down, and a Fire inspector has been asked to investigate.

No one was injured.

INITIAL POST: Tacoma Fire crews are working to extinguish a brush fire at Tacoma Mall Blvd. and S. 64th St.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Police ask for public’s help to find suspect in armed Christmas Day beer robbery

Tacoma police are looking for a man who they say on Christmas Day robbed the Shell gas station in the 5400 block of Tacoma Mall Blvd.

The robber didn’t take money, he took a six pack of beer, officers said.

He grabbed the pack from a cooler about 10:30 a.m., walked up to the clerk and showed a handgun before he fled with the beer, according to police.

The suspect is described as an Asian male in his 20s, 5 foot 6, of slender build, with short dark hair.

He was wearing gray pants, a black jacket, a black baseball

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Girl, 5, wanders to Tacoma Mall Boulevard on way to school office

A kindergartner at Arlington Elementary School took a wrong turn on the way to the front office Tuesday afternoon and ended up about seven blocks away on Tacoma Mall Boulevard.

The 5-year-old girl was called to the front office to be picked up early by her mother, but when she didn’t arrive after several minutes, school staff called 911, Tacoma Public Schools spokesman Dan Voelpel said.

The mother and school officials looked for the girl outside, and a custodian told them a youngster had walked down the sidewalk away from the school.

As staff were on the phone giving the

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Tacoma fishing supply store burglarized twice in one year

A Tacoma store lost about $35,000 worth of fishing reels and rods last month in its second burglary since opening a year and a half ago, its owner says.

Puget Sound Fly Company was burglarized about six months after moving to 6001 Tacoma Mall Blvd. from Kent, owner Anil Srivastava said. That time he lost roughly the same amount of merchandise as his second break-in on June 22, he added.

It appears the suspects entered just after midnight through an adjacent store that is vacant by breaking through a  Sheetrock wall, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said of the June

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