Armed Robbery, Pursuit
20200 blk Mountain Hwy E, Spanaway
Deputies were dispatched to an armed robbery that had just occurred at a video game store. A suspect in a ski mask had robbed the clerk at gunpoint and fled in a vehicle. Deputies spotted that vehicle driving northbound in the 16000 block of Pacific Ave S. It was already driving recklessly, so deputies attempted a traffic stop right away. The vehicle fled and, since armed robbery is a pursuable offense, deputies chased after it. A deputy conducted a PIT maneuver on SR-512 and pinned the suspect’s vehicle against the front of a transit bus. It appeared that the suspect was going to make a run for it on foot, but deputies reacted quickly and took him into custody. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into jail for robbery in the first degree, possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding and resisting arrest.
5th Ave E & 112th St E, Parkland
A deputy was driving northbound on Pacific Ave S when he noticed a black Mercedes that was swerving across the road and wasn’t maintaining a steady speed. The vehicle turned onto 112th St E and the deputy initiated a traffic stop for impaired driving. When the driver rolled down the window, the deputy immediately smelled alcohol. The deputy asked the driver to turn off the car, which he did. Moments later, the car started rolling backwards towards the deputy’s patrol car, so the deputy told him to hit the brake. He then had to remind the driver to put the car in park. The driver admitted to drinking and was arrested and booked into jail for DUI. A records check revealed that the 35-year-old driver has a prior conviction for vehicular assault (a DUI-related offense).
400 blk 171st St S, Spanaway
A deputy was dispatched to an assault that had just occurred at a residence. When she arrived, the 32-year-old victim told her that she arrived home from work and saw an unknown woman sitting on her neighbor’s front porch. When the victim got out of her car, the woman grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground. She punched the victim several times. The suspect was yelling something during the assault, but the victim couldn’t understand it. The victim’s boyfriend pulled the suspect off her and the victim grabbed her stun gun from her car. The suspect ran away and was located a short time later by WSP troopers. The 35-year-old woman was arrested and booked into jail for assault in the second degree.
17800 blk 14th Ave E, Spanaway
A deputy was dispatched to a report of shots fired outside of a horse arena. When he arrived, the victim told him that he was at the location for a rodeo and was sleeping there in his car overnight. He woke up at about 4:00 a.m. when his car was hit by gunfire. Two of his windows were shattered. The victim didn’t see any suspects or vehicles and there is no surveillance video of the shooting.