The Daily Mash-Up

Friday, February 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

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

City sets forum series on development, zoning issues

The City of Tacoma’s Planning and Development Services Department is holding a series of monthly interactive forums starting in February and running through May 2017 regarding building and land-use issues. The first of these events is being held on Monday, Feb. 13, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Downing Elementary School (2502 N. Orchard St. in Tacoma).

Covering a wide range of topics, the February forum will focus on Permits 101, Area-Wide Rezones, tips on how to participate in planning and give an overview of the One Tacoma: Comprehensive Plan. The event will then move into an open forum… Read More

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