A series of thefts and burglaries continue to plague some neighborhoods in Edgewood. During the past two weeks, residents reported a total of six burglaries and six thefts that included shoplifts, mail theft, vehicle prowls, and/or motor vehicle thefts.
The Department of Labor and Industries is currently investigating an accidental death at a construction site in Edgewood, which occurred on March 21. According to reports, a 61-year-old worker fell from a third-floor balcony onto the concrete below. Co-workers immediately rushed to his aide and called 9-1-1. Medics from East Pierce Fire and Rescue ultimately arrived and were transporting the man to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Tacoma when he died.
Neighbors reporting a suspicious vehicle parked in their neighborhood off 36th Street East ultimately led to the arrest of two subjects found sitting inside of the car. The officer responding to the complaint ran the plate of the suspicious BMW and discovered that the occupants of the car had been reportedly involved in a theft at the dealership in Fife the previous day. One occupant of the car was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, and the driver admitted his part in the theft of a mirror from the dealership. The subject offered to retrieve the mirror for officers and then later consented to a search of his car. When drug paraphernalia was located, the officer ceased searching, secured the vehicle, and had it impounded for a search warrant. Evidence of heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription pills was ultimately recovered. A report requesting further charging on the occupant(s) of the car was sent to the prosecutor’s Office.
The Edgewood Police Department would like to thank the staff and residents of the Simon’s Mill Apartments for hosting, “Coffee with a Cop” on the March 22. The officers enjoyed meeting people and answering their questions.
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