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View Tacoma Police Department news releases below or visit the Pierce County Sheriff's Department website for Pierce County Force Investigation Team (PCFIT) news releases.

    

Tacoma Police Department Partnering with Titus-Will Toyota & Simmons Automotive in CATCON ID

October 17, 2022 

 

Update to Officer Involved Shooting - 800 block of Pacific Ave.

October 14, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 5200 block of S. M St.

October 10, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 200 block of S. 80 St.

October 9, 2022  


Homicide Arrest - E. 72nd St / E I St. 

October 7, 2022

 

Suspect Arrested for Possessing & Distributing Child Pornography

October 7, 2022

 

Tacoma Police Partnering with Titus-Will in Project CATCON ID

October 7, 2022 

 

Suspected Street Racing Organizers Face 26 Charges in Tacoma Municipal Court

October 4, 2022

 

Homicide Investigation - 1400 block of St. Paul Ave.

October 1, 2022 

 

Arrests made in the Murder of Samuel Garza-Gonzalez - E. 35 St / E. D St.

September 29, 2022 

 

Officer Involved Shooting - 800 block of Pacific Avenue

September 29, 2022 

 

Stolen Vehicle / Search Warrant Investigation

September 27, 2022

 

Homicide Arrest - 1500 block of St. Paul Ave.

September 16, 2022 

 

PSA - Tips to Prevent Vehicle Prowls

September 16, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1500 block of St. Paul Ave.

September 15, 2022 

 

Arrest Made in Homicide - 3700 block of S. Cedar St

September 15, 2022

 

Shots Fired Calls Lead to Arrests / Search Warrant 

September 12, 2022 

 

Econolodge Boarded Up After Joint Operation Search Warrant

September 8, 2022 

 

Second Homicide Suspect Arrested in the Murder of Ronnal Hines

September 8, 2022 

 

Fire from 2021 Ruled Arson - Death Being Investigated as Homicide

September 6, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - E. 72 St. / E. I St.

September 5, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 3700 block of S. Cedar St.

September 4, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 2000 block of E. Wright Ave.

September 1, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 3600 block of S. 31 St.

August 24, 2022

 

Incident at S. 19th St / Martin Luther King Jr. Way

August 17, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 5300 block of S. Orchard St.

August 16, 2022 

 

Arrest Made in July 3rd Shooting of Four Victims 

August 5, 2022

 

Homicide Investigation - 400 Dock St.

August 1, 2022

 

Homicide - 5300 block of S. Orchard St.

July 30, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 8800 block of S. Hosmer St.

July 27, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 8800 block of S. Hosmer St.

July 23, 2022 

 

Prolific Street Racing Organizer Arrested in Pierce County During Multi-Agency Operation

July 22, 2022 

 

Prolific Street Racing Organizer Arrested in Multi-Agency Operation

July 21, 2022 

 

Suspect Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography & Voyeurism

July 14, 2022 

 

Second Homicide Suspect Arrested - S. 19 St / Martin Luther King Jr. Way

July 7, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - S. 19 St. / Martin Luther King Jr. Way

July 7, 2022 

 

Statement from Tacoma Police Chief Avery Moore on the Tragedy at S. 19 & Martin Luther King Jr. Wy

July 7, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - S. 19th St. / Martin Luther King Jr. Way

July 6, 2022 

 

Suspect Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

July 1, 2022 

 

Drive-By Shooting Arrests - 29 St NE / Norpoint Way NE

June 30, 2022  

 

Homicide Arrest - 800 block of E. 65 St.

July 28, 2022 

  

Homicide Investigation - 800 block of E. 65 St. 

June 28, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation Update / Murder 1 Charge Added

June 27, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation / Assault 1 Arrest

June 27, 2022 

 

Shooting Investigation

June 26, 2022 

 

Street Racing Organizer/Participants Arrested

June 23, 2022 

 

Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

June 17, 2022 

 

Shift Changes to be Held Outside for the Summer

June 17, 2022 

 

Suspect Arrested on 4 Counts of Attempted Rape of a Child

June 17, 2022 

 

Death Investigation from 2021 Now a Homicide Investigation

June 8, 2022 

 

Juvenile Arrested for Threats to Shoot Students

June 7, 2022 

 

Four Juveniles Arrested in Shooting Incident

June 6, 2022 

 

Arrest Made in Shooting of Four Teenagers

June 2, 2022 

 

Assault 1 Suspect Arrested

June 1, 2022 

 

Suspect in Repeated Vandalism to Eastside Home Arrested

May 31, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 5400 block of South Tacoma Way

May 25, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 1300 block of E. Fairbanks

May 24, 2022 

 

Shooting Investigation - S. 56 St. / Yakima Ave.

May 21, 2022

 

Homicide Investigation - 1300 block of E. Fairbanks

May 20, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 7600 block of Pacific Ave.

May 18, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 4800 block of S. Sheridan Ave.

May 17, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 7600 block of Pacific Ave.

May 17, 2022 

 

Suspect Charged with Murder

May 11 2022 

 

Suspect Vehicle in Homicide Investigation Impounded

May 8, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 5400 block of South Tacoma Way

May 8, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - E. 35th St. / E. D St.

May 8, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation Cleared as Felony Hit & Run Arrest

May 6, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 8800 block of Pacific Avenue

May 6, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - S. 10th / Martin Luther King Jr. Wy.

May 6, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 500 block of E. 34th St.

May 5, 2022

 

Suspect Who Struck Officers with Stolen Car Arrested

May 3, 2022

 

Serial Arsonist Arrested

May 2, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - S.9th / Market St.

April 30,2022 

 

Serial Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested 

April 29, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1717 S. J St

April 29, 2022 

 

Kidnapping 1st Degree Arrests

April 28, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 200 block of E. 23rd St.

April 27, 2022 

 

Serial Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

April 26, 2022 

 

Thurston County Robbery 1 / Assault 1 Suspect Arrested

April 22, 2022 

 

Street Racing Organizer Arrested

April 22, 2022 

 

Bank Robbery Arrest - 600 block of N 1st St.

April 21, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 3200 block of Portland Ave.

 April 19, 2022

 

Public Service Announcement - Jury Duty Warrant Scam

April 19, 2022

 

Shooting Investigation Now a Homicide Investigation

April 15, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrests - 1800 S. 93rd St.

April 15, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 8800 block of S. Hosmer St.

April 12, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - 3200 block of Portland Ave.

April 11, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 8800 block of Pacific Avenue

April 8, 2022 

 

Vehicular Assault Arrest

April 6, 2022 

 

Rape & Robbery First Degree Arrest

April 6, 2022 

 

Assault First Degree Arrest - 8700 block of S. Hosmer St.

April 1, 2022 

 

Shooting Investigation - 4800 block of S. Sheridan Ave.

March 29, 2022 

 

Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

March 28, 2022 

 

Serial Burglary Suspect Arrested

March 25, 2022 

 

Serial Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested

March 25, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 3200 block of Portland Ave. 

March 19, 2022

 

Homicide Investigation - 7000 block of East B St.

March 16, 2022 

 

Officer Involved Shooting - 4500 block of S. Pine St.

March 16, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 4300 block of Portland Ave.

March 14, 2022 

 

Double Shooting / Homicide - 3800 block of East Howe St.

March 13, 2022 

 

Tacoma Police Department Tackles Hiring Predicament with New Website, Incentives 

March 10, 2022

 

Public Service Announcement - Parking Lot Scams

March 10, 2022 

 

Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery and Assault

March 9, 2022 

 

Serial Armed Robbery Arrests 

March 9, 2022 

 

Patrol Officer's Social Media Post

March 5, 2022

 

Homicide Arrest - 4900 block of S. Burlington Way

February 28, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 4900 block of S. Burlington Way

February 28, 2022

 

Homicide Investigation - 4300 block of S. Cedar St.

February 19, 2022 

 

Public Service Announcement - Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

February 17, 2022 

 

Death Inv. from Nov. 13, 2021 Ruled a Homicide - 3800 blk McKinley Ave. 

February 14, 2022

 

Residential Burglary Arrest x 2 - 1600 blk S. 54th St./5400 blk S. Asotin St.

February 10, 2022  

 

Attempted Murder / Assault 1st Arrest - 3500 S. Union Ave.

February 8, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 8800 block of S. Hosmer St.

February 7, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 3800 block of Pacific Ave.

February 6, 2022 

 

Shooting Investigation - 3500 S. Union Ave. / DUI - Vehicular Assault Arrest - 5200 South Tacoma Way

February 5, 2022

 

Homicide Arrest - 8700 block of S. Hosmer St.

February 3, 2022 

 

Homicide Arrest - S. 54th St. and S. Washington St.

February 2, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - S. 54th St. and S. Washington St.

January 31, 2022 

 

Arson Arrest

January 28, 2022 

 

Arson Investigations

January 27, 2022 

 

Arson Investigations

January 26, 2022

 

Homicide Arrest - 800 block of S. Sheridan Ave.

January 26, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 8700 block of S. Hosmer St.

January 25, 2022 

 

Homicide Investigation - 800 block of S. Sheridan Ave.

January 17, 2022 

 

Death Investigation Now Homicide Investigation - 200 block of E. 23rd St.

January 10, 2022 

 

Death Investigation - 200 block of E. 23rd St.

January 6, 2022 


2021 News Releases

Homicide Investigation - N. D St / N. Stadium Way 

December 31, 2021

 

Interim Chief Ake Announces Administrative Decisions for Two Officers Involved in the Manuel Ellis Case

December 21, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1800 block of S. 93rd St.

December 20, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 9100 block of S. Alaska St.

December 20, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - E. 38th St / McKinley Ave.

December 1, 2021 

 

Tacoma Mall Shooting Investigation Update

November 29, 2021

 

Fatality Hit and Run Investigation / Arrest - 4400 Portland Ave.

November 28, 2021 

 

Shooting Investigation - Tacoma Mall

November 26, 2021 

 

Assault First Degree Case Now a Homicide Investigation

November 16, 2021 

 

Assault First Degree Arrest 

November 10, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrests - S. 47th / S. Pine St.

November 3, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - 8800 block of S. Hosmer St.

November 2, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - 4200 Everett St.

October 29, 2021 

 

Serial Arson Arrest

October 28, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 4200 block of Everett St.

October 21, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - S. 47th St. / S. Pine St.

September 29, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - E. 38th St / McKinley Ave.

September 25, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 8800 block of S. Hosmer St.

September 23, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - S. 47th St. / S. Pine St.

September 22, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - 9700 Pacific Avenue

September 9, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 9700 Pacific Avenue

September 6, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1400 S. Sprague

August 26, 2021

 

Homicide Arrests

August 21 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1800 block of S. 15th St

August 16, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - 7000 block of Pacific Avenue

August 10, 2021

 

Homicide Investigation - 7000 block of Pacific Avenue

August 9, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 400 block of S. I Street

July 24, 2021

 

Homicide Investigation - 900 block of N. Pearl St. 

July 24, 2021

 
Statement from Interim Police Chief Michael Ake Regarding Tacoma Police Department Implementation of HB1310

July 23, 2021

 
Homicide Arrest - 900 A Street

July 19, 2021

 
Homicide Investigation - 5600 Pacific Avenue

July 18, 2021

 
Homicide Investigation - 900 A Street

July 18, 2021

 
Homicide Investigation - 700 block of Commerce St.

July 8, 2021 

 
Statement from Interim Police Chief Mike Ake Regarding the Manuel Ellis Investigation

May 27, 2021

 
Shooting Investigation and Arrest - 2500 block of South G St.

May 17, 2021 

 
Shooting Investigation - 6400 block of S. Fawcett

May 11, 2021

 
Homicide Investigation - 7600 block of South Tacoma Way

May 9, 2021

 
Homicide Investigation - 2300 block of S. 96th St.

April 22, 2021 

 
Homicide Investigation - 4000 block of McKinley Avenue

April 19, 2021 

 
Public Service Announcement - Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

April 14, 2021 

 
Homicide Investigation - 4300 block of Ruston Way

April 7, 2021 

 
Arrest Made in Assault of Asian Couple Seen in Video

April 2, 2021 

 
Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

March 29, 2021 

 
Media Release March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 

 
Update - Homicide Investigation - 4400 block of S. 49th St.

March 17, 2021 

 
Aggravated Assault Investigation - 4400 block of S. 49th St.

March 14, 2021 

 
Arrest made in Homicide / Agg Assault from 3600 block of E. McKinley Ave

March 4, 2021 

 
Tacoma Police Department Body Worn Camera Program Fully Deployed

March 1, 2021

 

Homicide Investigation - 2700 block of S. Yakima Avenue

February 8, 2021 

 

Homicide / Aggravated Assault Investigation - 3600 block of E. McKinley Ave

February 6, 2021 

 

Statement to the Community from Interim Chief Ake

February 5, 2021 

 

Arrests Made in Homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of S. 15th St

February 2, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation from 1700 block of S. J Street Transferred to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office

January 27, 2021 

 

Officer Involved in Incident at S. 9th St. and Pacific Ave. Identified

January 25, 2021 

 

Officer Involved in Incident at S. 9th St and Pacific Ave. Placed on Administrative Leave

January 24, 2021 

 

Incident at S. 9th Street and Pacific Avenue

January 23, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1700 block of S. J Street

January 20, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - 7600 block of S. J Street

January 19, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 5600 block of S. Park Avenue

January 19, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1800 block of S. 15th Street

January 18, 2021 

 

Homicide Arrest - 1900 block of S. Union Avenue

January 12, 2021 

 

Homicide Investigation - 1900 block of S. Union Avenue

January 11, 2021 

 

Assault in the First Degree Arrest - 5600 block of S. Park Avenue

January 11, 2021 

 

Update to Manuel Ellis Case

January 1, 2021 

 

2020 News Releases

Homicide Arrest - Incident in the 5200 block of Tacoma Mall Boulevard

December 18, 2020 

 

Homicide Investigation - Puyallup Avenue / I-705 

December 16, 2020

  

30th Year of "Shop with a Cop"

December 7, 2020 

 

Homicide Arrest - Incident at 6th Avenue and S. M Street

December 4, 2020 

 

Incident at 6th Avenue and S. M Street

December 3, 2020 

 

Homicide Arrest - Incident in the 8800 block of S. Hosmer Street

December 3, 2020 

 

Incident in the 8800 block of S. Hosmer Street 

December 1, 2020

 

Homicide Arrest - Incident in the 2100 block of S. 23rd Street

November 30, 2020

 

Incident in the 2100 block of E. 60th Street

November 27, 2020 

 

Tacoma Police Department Thankful for New K9

November 25, 2020 

 

Homicide Arrest - Incident in the 200 block of S. 80th Street

November 20, 2020 

 

Homicide Arrest - Incident in the 1000 block of S. 88th Street

November 16, 2020 

 

Incident in the 200 block of S. 80th Street

November 15, 2020 

 

Incident in the 1000 block of S. 88th Street

November 14, 2020 

 

Tacoma Police Department Receives Reaccreditation from CALEA

November 13, 2020

 

Update to Death Investigation 7600 block of South J Street

October 9, 2020

 

Death Investigation 7600 block of South J Street

October 1, 2020 

 

K9 Ronja Memorial

September 29, 2020 

 

Homicide Arrest

September 29, 2020 

 

Homicide Investigation 3900 block of East Portland Avenue

September 25, 2020 

 

Homicide Investigation 1300 block of S. 23rd Street

September 22, 2020 

 

Homicide Arrest

September 3, 2020 

 

Independent Investigation Team (IIT) Community Rep. Application

August 17, 2020 

 

Homicide Investigation 6600 S. Alaska St. 

August 15, 2020 

 

Line of Duty Death: K9 Ronja

August 13, 2020 

 

Death Investigation S. 54 and S. J St.

August 12, 2020

 

Body of Missing Person Located

August 11, 2020 

 

Agency Assist - Homicide Investigation

August 7, 2020 

 

 Attempt to Locate Missing Person

July 30, 2020 

 

Attempt to Identify Home Invasion Rape Suspect

July 21, 2020 

 

Homicide Suspect Arrested 

July 20, 2020 

 

Incident in the 3900 block of Ruston Way

July 11, 2020 

 

Additional Update to Incident in the 1000 block of Pierce St.

July 8, 2020

 

Update to Incident in the 1000 block of Pierce St. 

July 6, 2020 

 

Incident in the 1000 block of Pierce St.

July 5, 2020 

 

Tacoma Police Detectives Asking for Information on Aggravated Assault at Pt. Defiance Park

June 19. 2020

 

Tacoma Police Department Responds to Position on "8 Can't Wait" Campaign

June 16, 2020

 

An Open Letter to Residents of Tacoma from Chief of Police Don Ramsdell

June 14, 2020 

 

Incident in the 5500 block of S. Washington St. 

June 6, 2020   

  

Statement from Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell Regarding the Manuel Ellis Case

June 4, 2020

 

Public Comment for CALEA Assessment

May 21, 2020 

 

Homicide Suspect Arrested

May 14, 2020

 

Criminals Exploiting COVID-19 to Commit Unemployment Fraud

May 14, 2020

 

Incident in the 5100 Block of S. 58th St.

May 8, 2020

 

Homicide Suspects in Custody

April 30, 2020

 

Social Distancing Music Video

April 14, 2020

 

Update to Incident in the 1400 Block of S. Union Avenue

April 8, 2020

 

Pierce County Sheriff's Office Incident 

April 7, 2020

 

Incident in the 1400 Block of S. Union Avenue

April 4, 2020 

 

Incident in the 1800 Block of S. 15th St.

April 1, 2020

 

Homicide Suspect in Custody

March 27, 2020

 

Incident in the 5500 Block of N. 9th St.

March 26, 2020

 

Incident in the 300 Block of E. 26th St.

March 19, 2020 

 

Incident in the 3600 Block of S. Lawrence St.

March 12, 2020

 

Incident in the 1500 Block of Court G

March 11, 2020 

 

Incident in the 1800 Block of S. 82nd St.

March 10, 2020 

 

Outside Agency Officer Involved Shooting

March 6, 2020 

 

Stabbing Suspect In Custody

March 3, 2020 

 

Incident in the 5200 Block of Tacoma Mall Boulevard

February 29, 2020

 

Seeking Information: Teekah Lewis

January 23, 2020

 

Incident at East L Street and Puyallup Avenue Update

January 14, 2020 

 

Incident at East L Street and Puyallup Avenue

January 14, 2020

 

Incident in the 3800 Block of N. 21st St. Update

January 9, 2020

 

Incident in the 3800 Block of N. 21st St.

January 5, 2020