UPPD Police Blotter

The most recent significant public safety activity in University Place is shared below. 

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Sep 06

August 23, 2023 Update

Posted on September 6, 2023 at 2:32 PM by Public Relations

Highlighted Incidents

Incident:  Search Warrant – Location: 2600 Cascade Pl W

University Place PD was aware of a wanted subject who frequented the listed location. While patrolling the area officers observed the suspect who had multiple warrants (warrants included Burglary/Robbery/Stalking/Assault). The suspect fled from officers on foot into an apartment building. Several members of PCSD’s SWAT team arrived to assist in serving a warrant. The suspect was unable to be located.  

Incident:  Warrant Arrest and Vehicle Recovery – Location: 6300 Bridgeport Way W

A UPPD officer was patrolling the Fred Meyer parking lot when he noticed a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle did not have license plates attached and drug paraphernalia could be seen inside of the vehicle. The officer later learned the vehicle was stolen. The officer’s investigation resulted in the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of two occupants. Both arrestees were transported and booked into the Pierce County Jail. 

Incident:  Vehicle Recovery – Location: 9200 Chambers Creek Way

Officers from Steilacoom, Lakewood, and University Place responded to the area regarding a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by four individuals and fled when contacted by Steilacoom PD. An officer from UP was able to deploy stop sticks as the vehicle fled. The vehicle was found abandoned in Lakewood a short time later. UP officers assisted in taking all four occupants (juveniles) into custody.

Incident:  Shoplifting Arrest and Trespass – Location: 6300 Bridgeport Way W

Officers responded to a shoplift at Fred Meyer. The suspect fled on foot when the first officer arrived. The officer monitored the suspect from his patrol vehicle as he waited for additional officers. The suspect ran into traffic multiple times to evade arrest. The officer exited his patrol car and arrested the individual who refused to comply with the officer’s requests/orders. The arrestee was trespassed from the Fred Meyer and booked at the Pierce County Jail for Shoplifting/Resisting Arrest. 

News and Upcoming Events

Our team continues to collaborate with businesses to prevent and enforce property crime. We partnered with Fred Meyer as well as Rite Aid and Safeway over the last two weeks. We are happy to report that we are seeing a drop in thefts/arrests during the Shoplifting Emphasis shifts. One business reported a noticeable decline in ‘known/repeat offenders’ following the emphasis work. 

Stay tuned for details as we are planning several public safety events for the Fall.  

Current Activity Report

University Place Police Activity for the Period of 8/7/2023 through 8/20/2023

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes

Murder00Vehicle Theft92.4
Robbery00.8Vehicle Prowl510.8
Aggravated Assault32Theft913.2
Sexual Assault01Burglary64.8


All Total Reported Incidents (including those not listed above)7976.8

Selected Calls for Service

Welfare Checks3723.6
Suspicious Activity2725
Unwanted Persons1711
Total Calls for Service

Trend is based on five-year average for incidents over a two-week period.