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Emerald Queen Casino Crime Stoppers

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of 55-year-old Mark Myers, who was found shot to death inside his home along Sunset Drive West on June 22, when a friend arrived around 11 a.m. to walk Myers’ dog. Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for any information about the homicide since they have found no indication that Myers was anyway involved in criminal activity. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

West Pierce Fire and Rescue

On June 15, West Pierce Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a house fire at the 7600 block of Custer Road Southwest to find one side of a duplex fully involved with fire and reports that all occupants were out of the structure. The occupant of the unit involved was treated for burns then transported in serious, but stable, condition to Harborview. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The quick response by firefighters was able to contain the fire to the unit in which it started. The fire district posted a helmet-camera video of the scene to show the difference a closed door makes when containing a fire. Sleeping with the door closed is the safest way to protect yourself from a fire in the middle of the night and including this in a fire escape plan is essential. In addition, West Pierce Fire & Rescue would like to reiterate the importance of having working smoke alarms in and outside of each sleeping area in the home. Residents of Lakewood and University Place are encouraged to call the department to schedule an appointment to have current alarms assessed, replace those that are more than 10 years old, or install additional alarms as needed. This grant funded program is available to no cost to residents and has been proven to save lives.


An early morning house fire at a residence along the 9800 block of Forest Avenue Southwest on June 22, resulted with no injuries - to humans or the five kittens involved. Oxygen was administered to the kittens as a precaution, and crews are happy to report they're all doing well. There were no injuries and the cause is currently under investigation. The Red Cross is assisting the occupants of the home, as they are being displaced.

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