The man who was struck by a car last night while walking his bike across a Puyallup street has died. The 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma about 10:45 p.m., Puyallup police said this morning. He has not been identified. Police say he was from unincorporated Pierce County. The man was walking across…More
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A man walking with his bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a car in Puyallup Monday evening, police said. The 35-year-old man was walking across South Meridian Street at 35th Avenue Southwest with two other males when he was struck by a car traveling northbound on South Meridian, according to the Puyallup Police…More
Update at 4:53 p.m.: | Kamp Dugger has been found by a police K-9 unit, according to the Puyallup Police Department. He was located in the Stonegate neighborhood. Original post:| Puyallup police are searching for a man wanted on several warrants after he escaped custody at Good Samaritan Hospital this morning. Kamp Dugger, 27, had been transported from jail when he escaped…More
The Puyallup teen accused of unintentionally shooting and killing a 13-year-old friend will be released to his parents as the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office reviews evidence, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said today. “It is more important to make the right decision than a quick decision,” said Lindquist said in a news release. “After we’ve reviewed all the reports, and…More
UPDATE, 10:02 p.m. | The boy who Puyallup police say unintentionally shot another teen boy will be booked on suspicion of first-degree manslaughter, according to Capt. Scott Engle. ORIGINAL POST | A 13-year-old boy died after he was unintentionally shot by another teen boy as the two were hanging out with friends in Puyallup this afternoon,…More
PUYALLUP — Police have arrested a 43-year-old man accused of stealing more than $100,000 in home appliances and construction equipment from model homes and work sites. The News Tribune reports that police recovered items including refrigerators, microwaves, generators, shower enclosures and fireplace inserts on Wednesday when they served search warrants and arrested the man. Capt. Dalan…More
A 21-year-old Puyallup man was convicted on Tuesday by a Pierce County Superior Court jury of aggravated first-degree murder in the slaying of a developmentally-delayed teen three years ago. Tyler Wolfegang Savage claimed the death was the accidental result of a consensual sex game. But prosecutors produced a taped confession in which Savage admitted meeting Kimberly…More
Tacoma police shot at a vehicle in Puyallup this morning after the driver apparently rammed a friend’s car and several police cars. According to police, officers were called to the 300 block of South 9th Street at 2:47 a.m. for a report of someone ramming a parked car. The 911 caller identified the culprit as a…More
Police are looking for an alleged gang member accused of killing a young father early Saturday morning near Puyallup, reportedly because the victim disrespected him.
Eric Contreras, 22, shot Victor Zaldivar, 21, of Orting at close range in the chest after the victim refused to offer him beer at a party, according to Pierce County documents charging the suspect with first-degree murder.
Contreras is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-6, about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He’s known to frequent Tacoma and Lakewood, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
When Contreras and other uninvited gang members allegedly tried to crash the private birthday party with about 50 guests, Zaldivar was one of the first to make it clear the party was not one with an open invitation for anyone dropping by, according to the victim’s friend Eric Estrada, 26.More
A man who shot and killed two men who broke into his Puyallup marijuana-grow operation in December pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to manufacturing marijuana and being in possession of a firearm. As part of a plea agreement, Jeremy Peter Capodanno, 36, will forfeit $670,000 from the sale of his Puyallup and Kent homes,…More