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Tacoma man, 65, dies in crash along Pacific Highway South | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log June 3-8.

June 3

Stolen golf cart: At about 3:28 p.m. near the 1900 block of SW Campus Drive, a golf cart was taken from the apartment complex and found in the ditch in a nearby trail. The golf cart was found with a broken front axle. The suspects are described as three boys. No video footage of the incident is available.

Ace Hardware robbed: At about 6:09 p.m. near the 30650 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a reported strong-arm robbery at the Ace Hardware store.

June 5

Gas station robbed: At about 4:39 a.m. near the 33800 block of 1st Avenue South, officers were dispatched to a gas station for a report of a robbery. A man demanded money from the employee. No weapons were seen and no threats were made.

Carjacked: At about 8:07 a.m. near the 33411 block of 22nd Avenue SW, a victim was carjacked in front of his house and forced to drive to a nearby apartment complex. The suspect had a firearm during the carjacking. The victim was able to identify the suspect in a photo montage, but the suspect has not been located.

Gun displayed after road rage incident: At about 5:28 p.m. near the 1400 block of S. 312th Street, officers were dispatched to a threat with a weapon at the H-Mart store. It was determined an unknown man in a black sedan displayed a firearm after a road rage incident, which placed a woman in fear for her life. The suspect fled the scene.

Purse stolen at gunpoint: At about 11:13 p.m. near the 27323 block of 24th Avenue South, police responded to an armed robbery. While en route, the suspect fled the scene. Police made contact with the reporting party, who stated she had just had her purse stolen at gunpoint.

June 6

Arson: At about 7:09 a.m. near the 100 block of SW Campus Drive, officers responded with fire department personnel for a fire investigation. Investigators determined the fire had not occurred naturally or by simple accident. There is no suspect information.

Attempted basement burglary: At about 3:45 p.m. near the 29600 block of 7th Avenue SW, a victim returned home to find their basement window broken and subjects had entered their residence. It appears the suspects were interrupted during the burglary and left before they were able to steal anything.

June 8

Gunshots heard, shells found: At about 12:57 a.m. near the 31800 block of Pacific Highway South, police heard three gunshots coming from the Bank of Hope parking lot. Police recovered three 9mm shell casings from the scene. Safe City cameras captured a black sedan leaving the area during the time of the gunshots, but were unable to pick up a license plate number. No leads at this time.

Pawn shop burglary: At about 2:41 a.m. near the 33012 block of Pacific Highway South, officers responded to a burglary in progress at the Cash America Pawn Shop. It was reported that three men drove a car through the front doors of the store. Officers saw the suspects inside the store with two vehicles waiting out front. One vehicle was able to escape the scene with two suspects, but the other suspect was arrested and booked into jail on charges of burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle out of Tacoma.

Fatal collision: At about 5:15 p.m. near the 37300 block of Pacific Highway South, officers were dispatched to a serious injury two-vehicle collision. The 83-year-old male driver of a full-size pickup truck pulling a fifth-wheel utility trailer was northbound on Pacific Highway South. That driver stopped to make a left turn, then a full-size pickup truck, driven by a 65-year-old NE Tacoma resident, collided with the rear of the trailer. Both vehicles sustained significant damage. The driver of the second vehicle died as a result of his injuries from the crash. The exact cause of the collision has yet to be determined, but impairment is not believed to be a contributing factor.


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