Washington Man, Douglas Smyser Faces Federal Charge for Disturbance on Flight

18 February 2019, 3:58 am

Smyser, a Bonney Lake, Washington man, boarded the flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ... The plane landed at 7:51 p.m. in Portland, and both Port of Portland Police officers and the FBI r...... Read More »

Roy Police Officer Recovering From Head Injury After Pursuit

18 February 2019, 3:25 am

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials say the police officer who shot two men during a pursuit in western Washington state was struck by their vehicle. The News Tribune reports the city of Roy says in a stat...... Read More »

Assault Suspect Beat Girlfriend For 14 Hours: Tacoma Police

13 February 2019, 6:49 am

TACOMA, WA - The FBI and Tacoma police on Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old who is accused of savagely beating his 19-year-old girlfriend while he held her hostage in their apartment for roughly 14 ...... Read More »

Judge’s ruling on records favor ex-Tacoma officer

9 February 2019, 12:18 pm

Withholding public records from a fired police officer could cost the city of Tacoma $1.77 million ... Toby Nixon, president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government and an expert in public-rec...... Read More »

Court tags Tacoma police with $1.77 million in penalties for withholding public records

8 February 2019, 9:50 am

Withholding public records from a fired police officer could cost the City of Tacoma $1.77 million ... Toby Nixon, president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government and an expert in public rec...... Read More »

Judge slams Tacoma for not releasing stingray records

4 July 2018, 6:46 am

A judge in Washington state has excoriated the Tacoma Police Department for withholding public records pertaining to its use of cell-site simulators, also known as stingrays. Back in 2016, the America...... Read More »

DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

24 June 2018, 2:54 am

DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986, police in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday. Gary Hartman, 66, was arrested W...... Read More »

DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

23 June 2018, 2:13 am

police in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday. Gary Hartman, 66, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with murder in the first degree and rape in the first degree, Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell ...... Read More »

Police make separate arrests in 1986 deaths of young girls

22 June 2018, 12:52 pm

A man who police said was linked by DNA to the killing of a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago was charged Friday with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. It is the second suspect tha...... Read More »

Police have no clue how a gun ended up in driver’s bumper

24 May 2018, 3:09 pm

Authorities say a driver near Tacoma, Washington, saw an object strike the front of his ... The driver didn’t know whether the gun came from an overpass or another vehicle. Lakewood Police Lt. Chris L...... Read More »

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