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April 14, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Washington State Fair building gutted by fire

PUYALLUP  (AP) — One of the oldest buildings on the grounds of the Washington State Fair was destroyed by fire early Monday, just hours after the spring fair concluded Sunday night, spokeswoman Karen LaFlamme said. No one was inside Evergreen Hall when it caught fire and no one was injured. One piglet from the petting farm died…

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March 3, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Man suffers life-threatening injuries when struck by car in Puyallup

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…

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February 24, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Puyallup police K-9 tracks down hospital escapee

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…

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February 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Puyallup teen who accidentally shot friend to be released

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…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Puyallup

February 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM

13-year-old dies when accidentally shot by friend in Puyallup

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,…

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January 29, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Puyallup man held in theft of $100,000 worth of appliances

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…

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December 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Jury convicts in murder of developmentally-delayed teen

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…

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November 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Tacoma police open fire on driver who rammed patrol cars

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…

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November 7, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Police searching for man who killed young father near Puyallup

Eric Contreras, 22, is wanted for first-degree murder (photo courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff's Department)

Eric Contreras, 22, is wanted for first-degree murder (photo courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department)

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.

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