Police & Fire

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

Man shot while trying to break into Gig Harbor home identified

Aug 11, 2022 | By:

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Jeffrey Alma as the man shot and killed while trying to break into a neighbor’s house late last month. The office identified Alma,

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Crime report: Thefts up significantly in Gig Harbor

Aug 11, 2022 | By:

Police Chief Kelly Busey told the Gig Harbor City Council on Monday that theft is Gig Harbor’s biggest criminal issue. The city’s top law enforcement officer presented his 2021 crime

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As wildfire season flares up, here’s how to evaluate your home’s risk

Aug 09, 2022 | By:

Our wet spring brought a welcome reprieve from wildfires and smoke that have plagued Western Washington in recent years. But summer isn’t over by a long shot, and wildfire season

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With bond approved, work on new training facility could start next year

Aug 03, 2022 | By:

Construction on the first project to be funded by the $80 million bond approved Tuesday by Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One voters could start next spring, Fire Chief Dennis

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Update: Man killed while trying to get into neighbor’s home

Jul 29, 2022 | By:

The man’s girlfriend had gone to the neighbor’s home the previous night after the two had a fight.

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Shoplifting suspect ‘looked a bit puffy’

Jul 28, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Police Blotter is written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports. Employees at a Point Fosdick Drive department store called police on the evening of July 22 when they saw

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Gig Harbor Police Blotter: Reckless driver tased by angry neighbor

Jul 21, 2022 | By:

Editor’s note: The Police Blotter is written based on information in Gig Harbor Police reports. A man called 911 on the evening of July 14 to report that he had been tased by someone

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Port Orchard man dies in crash near Purdy

Jul 21, 2022 | By:

The 34-year-old man was a passenger in a car whose driver fell asleep and went into a ditch, according to the State Patrol.

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Investigation continues into fire at Gig Harbor construction site

Jul 21, 2022 | By:

The Pierce County Fire Marshal’s Office is looking for information from anyone who may have information about an arson fire in a new development near the corner of Hunt Street

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Gig Harbor Fire hopes voters deliver long-awaited training facility

Jul 19, 2022 | By:

How long has Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One been waiting for its own training facility? Schematics for the building, included in the fire district’s capital facilities plan, are dated

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