Police & Fire

Gig Harbor Now reporters stay alert to crimes and emergencies and relay information that allows readers to understand and react to incidents.

Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Baby found safe after suspected kidnapping

Dec 29, 2022 | By:

Law enforcement arrested a 30-year-old Tacoma man on suspicion of kidnapping his 18-month-old nephew early on Dec. 27 in Gig Harbor. Family members told officers the suspect is struggling with mental illness. The Tacoma man first came to the attention of local officers when he reportedly tried to steal a boat from a marina on

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Gig Harbor Fire battle blaze near Kopachuck State Park

Dec 19, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One firefighters responded to a house fire on 51st Street near Kopachuck State Park around midday Monday, Dec. 19. Gig Harbor Fire with assistance from West Pierce Fire. pic.twitter.com/NzLFVber6y — GigHarborFire (@GigHarborFire) December 19, 2022 The residents were home at the time of the fire, but no one was injured,

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Man brandishes gun during dispute outside school

Dec 15, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A parking dispute near Harbor Ridge Middle School on the afternoon of Dec. 12 turned scary when one of the people involved produced a handgun, causing teachers to steer kids away from the area and administrators to send

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Police warn of burglaries to occupied homes in Gig Harbor North

Dec 01, 2022 | By:

Two suspects burglarized occupied homes in Gig Harbor North early on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Gig Harbor Police Department warned on social media on Thursday, Dec. 1. The suspects entered three homes through unlocked doors or windows and attempted to get inside several others. They stole wallets, purses and credit cards. The

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Suspect fires Taser at officers

Nov 28, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A suspect in a domestic dispute at a home off 46th Avenue twice discharged a Taser at officers on the evening of Nov. 26, according to Gig Harbor Police reports. The Taser fell from an officer’s holster while law

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Fleeing Mustang goes wrong way on Hwy. 16

Nov 18, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. A Silver Ford Mustang fleeing from Gig Harbor police ended up driving the wrong way on Highway 16 early on the morning of Nov. 6. An officer spotted the Mustang, which officers were looking for in association with two

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Fox Island group a model for disaster preparedness

Nov 17, 2022 | By:

There’s nothing like living on an island with a 68-year-old bridge to make you think, “What’s going to happen when The Big One hits?” Jim Braden and Doug Nelson have thought about this a lot. They and other members of the Fox Island Community and Recreation Association Emergency Response Organization have worked tirelessly to ensure the

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Gig Harbor Police blotter: Fleeing suspect rams patrol car

Nov 04, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police and Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One. An apparently intoxicated man, trying to get away after shoplifting at a store on Borgen Boulevard, rammed a Gig Harbor Police car on Oct. 30. An officer patrolling the parking lot noticed the vehicle, a Dodge Durango, because it

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Fire district seeking levy lid lift for emergency medical services

Nov 01, 2022 | By:

Without the renewal, the department is limited to collecting just 1% more in taxes than it received the previous years. That’s not enough to cover rising costs.

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: $18K in merchandise taken during burglary

Oct 27, 2022 | By:

Police released photos of the suspects taken from surveillance footage. Also in this week’s blotter: Another assault on a nurse and a shoplifter tracked down in Tacoma.

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