Edgewood officers will be collecting donation for the Santa Cops program to provide gifts to needy children around the community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Edgewood City Hall.
Pierce County Santa Cops is a non-profit charity that was formed by members of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve. Its goal is to provide food, children’s gifts and other necessities to families in need during the holiday season.
Needed items include: cash, gift cards, new toys and gifts for children of all ages, new gloves/mittens/scarves/stocking caps/socks, new children’s winter coats, non-perishable food and cleaning supplies. Last year, Santa Cops served 149 families with 453 kids.
The donation drive also includes a Drug Enforcement Agency “Drug Take Back” effort to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Edgewood officers were called to a home that was vacant after a real estate agent found that someone had moved in. It appears that the suspects not only moved in with their belongings to include family photos, they also painted a couple of the rooms and introduced themselves to neighbors. The owner and agent took possession of the home as the suspects were not present at the time. The case in being investigated and the suspects are be sought.
An officer noticed an equipment violation on a vehicle. When he ran the license plate, he was informed that the vehicle was a stolen car. When other officers arrived, they contacted the three occupants. The driver was arrested for possessing the stolen car, and one passenger was arrested for possession drugs. The other passenger was released, but his federal probation officer was notified.
A citizen called the police after observing a subject opening mail boxes as she walked down the street. An officer was able to contact the suspect, who did not have any stolen mail. She was, however, arrested for an outstanding felony warrant.
An officer ran the license plate of a vehicle and found that the owner had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was contacted and was identified as the owner of the vehicle. He was arrested for driving with a suspended license and for two warrants also for driving with a suspended license.
A parent called the police after finding that his juvenile son had taken his company car and had apparently been in an accident. The car later was returned, and the son was arrested.
The Sheriff’s Narcotic Unit and SWAT Team served a search warrant at a suspected drug house in Edgewood. Suspects were arrested and narcotics, to including drug making supplies, were seized.
An Edgewood officer generated a report for a child porn allegation. Sheriff’s detectives ended up serving a search warrant related to the report (outside of Edgewood) and evidence was gathered and the suspect was interviewed. The case is still being worked.
A Fife resident was given a ride to Edgewood and then dropped off. The person then asked a motorist to use his phone. The motorist then robbed the person at gun point. The case was sent to the Sheriff’s Department for follow-up.
Puyallup police were advised that a person was firing a weapon out of a moving vehicle while driving on Meridian. They subsequently found the vehicle at a gas station in Edgewood. An Edgewood officer interviewed the driver and passenger who both admitted the passenger had been shooting at street signs. The officer arrested the passenger for firing a gun and also took the person’s gun into evidence.