Thursday, October 20, 2016 This Week's Paper

Tweaker alert issued for Tacoma fugitive

Beware of tweakers in Tacoma prowling around houses. That’s how Dennis Herron and another man got busted last August when an alert neighbor called police about suspicious characters behind a home at 11710 Vickery Ave. E.
“These are people that go out, they have drug habits and they supply their drug habits by stealing from others,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer.
Court documents show police found a bag of meth on Herron who now has a warrant for his arrest after not showing up to court. The 25-year-old has been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass.
"It's obvious that he supplies his drug habit by doing burglaries and stealing from other people so we want to get him caught as soon as we can,” said Troyer.
Herron also has an active misdemeanor warrant for making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. The case serves as a good lesson to Pierce County residents worried about property crime.
"When you see people who are suspicious in your neighborhood and they're not supposed to be there, give us a call. Maybe it's nothing but a lot of times it is something. Unfortunately, with property crimes the way that they are, we can use all the help we can get from the public,” said Troyer.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Herron’s arrest. He is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS if you know where deputies can find him. This is one of the many cases featured this weekend on “Washington’s Most Wanted” on Friday night at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX and Saturday night at 9 p.m. on JOEtv.