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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: State Patrol seeks info on hit-and-run in Wauna

Posted on November 10th, 2023 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.

The Washington State Patrol is looking for people who witnessed a hit-and-run collision in which a pedestrian was injured last month.

The collision occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, on Highway 302 near 92nd Avenue, near the Lake Kathryn shopping center in Wauna.

A black Honda Civic with a “Girls Only” sticker on the rear windshield hit a person walking on the shoulder of Highway 302 near 92nd Avenue. The Honda continued east on Highway 302, toward the Purdy Bridge.

WSP said investigators have not been able to obtain any details that would lead to identifying the driver of the fleeing Honda. Anyone with information about the vehicle or its driver can contact Detective Tessa Schahfer via email at [email protected] or by phone at (253) 538-3172.

Man punched inside Gig Harbor grocery

A 27-year-old man told police an acquaintance punched him inside a Gig Harbor grocery store shortly before 10 p.m. Nov. 3.

The acquaintance, 35, was upset because his girlfriend stayed with the younger man during the 35-year-old’s recent stint in jail. The 27-year-old doused the other man with pepper spray, and the 35-year-old fled in a dark-colored truck or SUV.

The 27-year-old did not want the other man to be charged with assault. Police requested footage of the incident from the grocery store and forwarded a report to the city prosecutor’s office.

Burglar makes off with thousands in cash, possessions

A burglar made off with $3,000 in cash and thousands of dollars worth of possessions from a residence on Soundview Drive on Nov. 3.

The homeowner’s surveillance footage showed the burglary occurred around 8:45 p.m., which was only about 45 minutes before he returned home. The suspect kept his back to the surveillance camera and footage provided little to no identifying information.

Items taken include expensive purses, watches, jewelry, government-issued identification cards and $3,000 in cash.