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Police Blotter September 23, 2016

UP Police Department

A victim of a vehicle prowl was contacted at Chambers Bay North Meadow. Her window had been smashed and her purse had been taken. Someone also attempted to use her debit card at local stores, including one successful fraudulent purchase. Witnesses reported watching a female suspect smash the window, take the purse and then flee in a vehicle driven by a male suspect. A license plate was given, which had a report of sale. Surveillance video was obtained, and a female suspect was positively identified. The suspect was further picked out of a photo montage by the witness. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Pierce County Jail.
A victim of a vehicle prowl was contacted in the parking lot of a fitness club in University Place. The responding officer saw that the victim’s passenger window had been shattered. The victim advised the officer that she had left her purse on the front seat of her car. Another victim was contacted at a nearby apartment complex. She reported to police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her purse, which contained her driver’s license, military identification, cash and the gate key to her apartment complex.
A male victim of a vehicle prowl reported that his 9mm pistol had been taken from the glove box of his vehicle. He had left his vehicle unlocked and awoke in the morning to find his doors wide open.
A victim was contacted in the parking lot of a medical facility in University Place. She reported that her passenger window had been smashed, and her wallet was taken from under her front passenger seat. Her wallet contained her social security card, debit card and $500 in cash.

West Pierce Fire and Rescue
Members of West Pierce Fire and Rescue hosted two Remembrance Ceremonies to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. One remembrance was held at Lakewood City Hall while another was held at Fire Station 31 in University Place. The ceremonies marked the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the meadow in Shanksville, Penn. The 2,977 victims of those attacks included 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 55 military personnel.