Police & Fire

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

Woman dies in collision on Reid Drive

Mar 25, 2024 | By:

A 31-year-old woman died in a collision near the intersection of Reid Drive NW and 42nd Street NW early on Friday, March 22, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was driving south on Reid around 2 a.m., approaching the sharp turn just before Reid becomes 14th Avenue NW. A sheriff’s office spokesman

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Nurse practitioner formerly employed at local clinic charged with assault, rape

Mar 22, 2024 | By:

Pierce County prosecutors charged a nurse practitioner formerly employed at a Gig Harbor medical facility with counts of assault, rape, violation of a no-contact order and witness tampering earlier this month. Prosecutors allege David B. Coots, 42, engaged in an intimate relationship with a patient, who became pregnant. Forced medication According to court documents, Coots

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Sheriff’s Department investigating allegations against Evergreen Elementary teacher

Mar 15, 2024 | By:

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations of misconduct toward students by a teacher at Evergreen Elementary. The Peninsula School District placed the teacher on administrative leave. Superintendent Krestin Bahr informed district parents and students of the investigation Friday morning, March 15. “I am writing to share a very concerning situation within our school

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12 from GHFMO climb 1,356 steps in blood cancer fundraiser

Mar 11, 2024 | By: Ryan Shervanik

Congratulations to your Local 3390 Firefighters! Twelve members of Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One & Local 3390 conquered the 2024 Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10, with grit and determination, reaching new heights not just in the Columbia Center but in their commitment to making a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Their

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter | Officers find several guns in warrant subject’s car

Mar 08, 2024 | By:

Editor’s note: The Blotter is written based on information provided by Gig Harbor Police , Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One  and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Gig Harbor officers found numerous guns, apparently stolen IDs, credit cards and fentanyl pills after arresting a Port Orchard man in a business parking lot on Point Fosdick Drive on Feb. 24. An officer

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Denny Richards remembered for his wisdom, humor and legacy of leadership

Mar 07, 2024 | By:

Dennis “Denny” Richards served as Gig Harbor police chief, city administrator and performed good deeds as a longtime Kiwanis Club member.

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Gig Harbor Council to consider putting public safety sales tax increase before voters

Feb 23, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor City Council will consider placing a sales tax increase before voters during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 26. If approved by voters on the Aug. 6 ballot, proceeds from the increase would support public safety efforts. The proposal before the council would increase sales tax inside Gig Harbor city limits by 0.1%,

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Gig Harbor police crack down on shoplifting

Feb 22, 2024 | By:

Gig Harbor Police arrested more than 20 suspects during a crackdown on shoplifting Feb. 15 and 16. The department said arrestees included adults and juveniles apprehended at retail establishments around the city. Officers also contacted several other people to deter possible thefts. Police arrested one person who was the subject of several warrants, including four

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In the Margins | Amid our booze bonanza, let’s get sober on drunk driving

Feb 21, 2024 | By:

I was arrested for drunk driving about 35 years ago. True story: A Gig Harbor police officer ran me through the curbside test for sobriety — I failed. He handcuffed me in front of W.B. Scotts restaurant (now Bella Femmina) on Harborview Drive and invited me to the back seat of his patrol car. I

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Former officer at Gig Harbor prison charged with inappropriate relationship

Feb 09, 2024 | By:

Pierce County prosecutors charged a former corrections officer at the Women’s Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor with engaging in an inappropriate relationship with an inmate.  Prosecutors charged Danielle Alexandra Lucas, 32, with first degree custodial sexual misconduct on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma first reported the charge.  Charging documents

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