Stories tagged: Lakewood
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
National Guard member whose job was eliminated wins lawsuit
A Washington county’s transit company was ordered to pay $105,000 to a National Guard member whose job was terminated when he deployed.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Five sentenced in Lakewood sex sting case
Washington officials said five people involved in a prostitution sting at two Lakewood massage parlors have been sentenced.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Washington judge sentences 5 people involved in sex sting
Washington officials say five people involved in a prostitution sting at two Lakewood massage parlors have been sentenced.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Mother of abandoned infant arrested
A woman who police say abandoned her 3-month-old baby south of Tacoma has been arrested.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Lakewood woman accused of throwing knives at children
A Washington state woman has been charged with assault after prosecutors say she threw knives at two children who lived across the hall from her in a Lakewood apartment complex.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
Lakewood police shoot, injure suspect during hourslong standoff
Authorities said a suspect has been shot and wounded by Lakewood police officers following an hourslong standoff with a SWAT team at an apartment complex.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 9:20 p.m.
Commissioner orders oversight of Western State Hospital admissions
A Pierce County court commissioner has ordered the state to appoint an expert to oversee changes in admissions policies at Western State Hospital.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Western State Hospital patient escapes, is quickly captured
A patient escaped Monday from Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital but was captured soon after, authorities said. Lakewood police spokesman Lt. Chris Lawler said the patient broke out of Western State …
UPDATED: Tue., May 3, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Dozens escaped from Western State Hospital since 2013
When a man accused of torturing a woman to death broke out of Washington state’s largest mental hospital with another patient in early April, officials called it a rare occurrence …
Sun., Sept. 19, 2010
Woman linked to police killer may plead guilty
TACOMA – A woman accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he ambushed and killed four police officers last year is expected to plead guilty this week, Pierce County prosecutors say. …
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010
Paper seeks shooting records of killed Lakewood officers
OLYMPIA – Washington’s largest newspaper has asked the state Supreme Court to release police files from last year’s fatal shootings of four police officers, saying there’s no evidence the documents …
Thu., June 17, 2010, 10:41 a.m.
5-year sentence in Lakewood officers shooting
A woman convicted of rendering criminal assistance in the shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010
Police killings spark call to action
OLYMPIA – Judges should be able to deny bail to criminal suspects who are thought to be “inherently dangerous” to the public, Gov. Chris Gregoire and representatives of the state’s …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009, 2:20 p.m.
Tacoma Dome memorial honors slain officers
About 20,000 mourners, mostly members of law enforcement from Washington state and across the country, honored four slain officers who were remembered Tuesday as heroes and loving family members.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2009
going to honor their own
Dozens of law enforcement and fire officials from across the Inland Northwest are expected to attend today’s memorial for four slain Lakewood, Wash., police officers. The Spokane Police Honor Guard …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009, 11:20 a.m.
Clemmons repeatedly slipped through the cracks
Last April, a Department of Corrections officer was watching a television news story about a series of armed robberies around Puget Sound when he saw a Pierce County Crime Stoppers …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009, 10:15 a.m.
Aunt went to police when Clemmons called her
“I am coming to your house,” he said. “I have killed four policemen and I need a place to rest and hide.” We know now who that was: Maurice Clemmons, …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2009, 4:20 p.m.
Man accused of helping Clemmons flee pleads not guilty
The convicted murderer who drove Maurice Clemmons away from the coffee shop where he massacred four suburban police officers waited with a newly purchased cigar in the getaway truck while …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2009, 1:17 p.m.
Washington won’t take parolees from Arkansas
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday the state won’t accept any more parolees from Arkansas until she’s assured of a better system for sending them back.
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009, 5:04 p.m.
Seattle police kill suspect in officer slayings
A lone officer on patrol in the middle of the night Tuesday spotted a stolen car, its hood up and engine running, and pulled over to check it out. As …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2009, 1:08 p.m.
Griswold’s sister traveling to Lakewood today
The sister of slain Lakewood police officer Tina Griswold said she’s relieved to know that suspect Maurice Clemmons has been killed.
Mon., Nov. 30, 2009, 3:12 p.m.
Hunt for suspect frustrates West Side police
The hunt for suspected cop killer Maurice Clemmons has stretched deep into its second day, frustrating police as they chase lead after lead across two counties.
Mon., Nov. 30, 2009, 2:45 p.m.
State Patrol watching for shooting suspect
Law enforcement officers have been assigned to watch train and bus terminals, and the Washington State Patrol is monitoring freeways in the massive hunt for the suspect in the shooting …
Mon., Nov. 30, 2009, 1:34 p.m.
Sister of slain officer: ‘My worst nightmare has come true’
The sister of a Lakewood police officer shot to death in a coffee shop remembered the woman as a dedicated officer during a tearful plea Monday for the killer’s capture.
Mon., Nov. 30, 2009, 10:36 a.m.
Records: Man won early release by saying he’d changed
Documents released this morning by the Arkansas Parole Board show police slaying suspect Maurice Clemmons was supposed to remain in prison there until at least 2015, but won his release …
Wed., June 3, 2009, 12:59 p.m.
Police arrest 4 after Lakewood shooting
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Lakewood police say four people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of an armored car guard during a bank branch robbery at a Wal-Mart store. A …