The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 This Week's Paper
Applications Now Open for Mental Health, Substance Disorder Funding

The City of Tacoma is accepting proposals to address service needs for new or expanded mental health and substance use disorder (MHSUD) services that directly impact homelessness and household stability.

Services should align with the Neighborhood and Community Services Department’s strategic goals and should help meet the following community needs:
Rental assistance (to include first and last month’s rent and other monetary supports for clients experiencing mental health or substance use issues)
Individualized behavioral health supportive services as defined in RCW 82.14.460Read More

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Javier Gonzalez Lopez, 32, Jose Adelaido Arujo Diaz, 29, and two co-defendants with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Ten pounds of crystal methamphetamine was found in a secret compartment inside the vehicle.

Gonzalez Lopez and Diaz were also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

“This is one of the largest methamphetamine seizures ever in Pierce County,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On the evening of Feb. 2, officers of the Lakewood Police Department conducted a traffic… Read More

Two face first-degree murder charges in shooting death

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Allen Vintora Maae, 31, and Scott Allen Wheeler, 31, with first degree murder for the shooting of Jason Emery. The Prosecutor’s office also charged Maae with unlawful possession of a firearm.

On Feb. 4, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of 50th Ave. E. regarding a person having been shot at a nearby address. Upon arrival, officers were led to a house in the 4700 block of 64th St. E. in Tacoma where they found the victim, Emery, sitting on the floor with his back against a wall. Emery was nonresponsive,… Read More

JBLM announces firing schedule

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct day, evening and late-night artillery training throughout next week, Monday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 10.

The booms people might hear are soldiers firing 155 mm Howitzer field artillery while the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment conducts battalion certification training. Increased levels of activity will be noticed beginning at 6:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6 through 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10. 

Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office's External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852.

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Prosecutor, Sheriff share vision of public safety

At the City Club of Tacoma’s monthly dinner in February, two of Pierce County’s top crime fighters had a lively conversation about community safety. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor and Prosecutor Mark Lindquist took part in a nonpartisan forum.

“With our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and Sheriff Paul Pastor leading the way, justice in Pierce County is in good hands,” said City Club of Tacoma President, Jack Connelly, a prominent local attorney.

Lindquist and Pastor discussed their vision for public safety in Pierce County, including their collaboration on the prosecution… Read More

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