March 4 – Southwood Neighborhood Watch

The Southwood community just east of Bethel High School off 46th Avenue & 224th Street (East of Elk Plain)  will be holding a Neighborhood Watch meeting on March 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Graham Library. If you would like more information, you may contact the organizer, Robert Taylor at rtaylor361@yahoo.com. If…

Sheriff Pastor: on Civil Disobedience

From a Facebook post – Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor In America today, we are seeing an increase in social activism and direct action politics. There is nothing wrong with this in a nation which values freedom. But recently, we have seen instances where fringe elements of anarchists and rioters run lawless and wild. And we…

Sheriff statement on immigration

PIERCE COUNTY — The issue of immigration and securing borders is currently a controversial topic with the new Presidential administration. Some people have reacted with fear and anger, others with celebration and others with confusion. This issue matters to local law enforcement even as we are confronted by people showing all the emotions and political…

Community safety – Sheriff & Prosecutor talk

TACOMA, WA – At the City Club of Tacoma’s monthly dinner in February, two of Pierce County’s top crime fighters had a lively conversation about community safety. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor and Prosecutor Mark Lindquist took part in a nonpartisan forum. “With our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Sheriff Paul Pastor leading the way, justice…

Life’s lessons learned

By Marianne Lincoln My apologies to all my readers for the slow press this December. Since Thanksgiving, I have been working at a seasonal job and in my spare time, taking care of my home and working on craft projects for my granddaughters. A Christmas stocking with felt cut outs, sequins and beads can take…

Pursuit suspect flies off Golden Given hill near Brookdale

A suspect being pursued by Pierce County Sheriff Deputies failed to negotiate the turn on Golden Given Road where it drops down to Brookdale Road. Instead, he went straight downhill, landing in the backyard between two Parkland area houses this evening between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. The road was closed as emergency responders worked to…

Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking – May 12

“What Then?” What happens when women are physically set free from a life style that has taken everything they are away? Imagine:  Your innocence is lost.  You know more about the seamier side of life than anyone should.  All your firsts were taken away, especially if you were trafficked as a child or young woman. …

Attempted Abduction in Graham May 1

By Lori Haun  [May 1, 2015] From Facebook post Earlier today, there was a child abduction attempt out in Graham, near Meridian and not far from the Graham –Kapowsin High School. The child was a 14 yr old boy. A man, possibly in his 20s, driving a maroon car tried to lure the boy into…

Task force to dedicate DUI emphasis patrol to young victim

Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force will dedicate a DUI emphasis patrol this weekend in honor of Quinnton Dimmitt. The 17-year-old Franklin Pierce High School student was killed by an impaired driver April 25, 2014, as he drove to buy a coffee for his mother. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department will conduct the…

Domestic Violence Awareness Day set for April 26 in Pierce County, Tacoma

The Pierce County Council and the Tacoma City Council have issued proclamations designating April 26th as Domestic Violence Awareness Day in Pierce County and the City of Tacoma. April 26, 2015, marks the twelfth anniversary of the tragic murder of Crystal Judson Brame by her estranged husband, former Tacoma Police Chief David Brame. “Domestic violence is…

“CULTURAL GROOMING” Forum NEXT WEEK, Tuesday, March 17 at PLU

You are invited to an evening exploring vulnerabilities to trafficking in our communities. What is “cultural grooming” and how is it impacting children, youth and adults? Is there a link between our sexualized culture and sex trafficking? Get answers at… CULTURAL GROOMING – Uncovering Vulnerabilities to Trafficking March 17 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm Anderson University…