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 department sending more responders out on fire, medical calls

Jan 04, 2022

Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One has gradually added staff over the last few years to where it can now man fire engines with three instead of two people.

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Suspect chased and arrested after smashing into patrol car

Dec 20, 2021

A police dog tracked down a 25-year-old Gig Harbor man after he bailed from his burning, stolen car and hid in a trailer.

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Hostage situation ends with man taking own life

Dec 18, 2021

The man had gone to the home with a shotgun and barricaded himself and his estranged wife in a bedroom.

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Fire chief recommends bond for training center, upgrades to three stations

Dec 15, 2021

A live-fire training center would be constructed, the Kimball Drive fire station rebuilt, and Artondale and Swede Hill stations remodeled for about $80 million.

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Suspect rams police car before being captured, jailed

Dec 13, 2021

The 20-year-old Key Peninsula man had already served prison time for a Gig Harbor burglary and had run from police earlier.

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Fire destroys house off of Rosedale Street

Nov 22, 2021

Three residents were able to escape, though one was taken to the hospital with injuries and the home is not habitable.

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Police department overcomes hurdles to employing body cameras

Nov 21, 2021

It took three years to solve a variety of problems, but now if something happens, cameras can tell the true story.

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Third murder suspect turns himself in to sheriff’s office

Oct 29, 2021

Eli Gregory of Gig Harbor joined two other suspects in Kitsap County Jail on $1 million bail for allegedly killing Tyrone Sero last week.

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Third suspect named in killing of Port Orchard man

Oct 25, 2021

Detectives are searching for Eli Gregory, who is known to frequent the Key Peninsula and rural South Kitsap.

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Highway 16 crash backs up traffic for hours

Oct 25, 2021

The driver was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

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