Man stole Lakewood police cruiser, drove onto I-5 before arrest, cops say

Whether you're a former elected official, a police officer or even a brewer of local beer, no one is wholly safe from car theft in Pierce County. W...

September 29, 2022
2:50 AM

Whether you're a former elected official, a police officer or even a brewer of local beer, no one is wholly safe from car theft in Pierce County. Wednesday evening, Lakewood police had to track down a man who took an unlocked patrol car for a drive onto Interstate 5. The theft occurred when Lakewood Police Department officers were on a call regarding a person with a mental health issue, Lt. Chris Lawler said in an email to The News Tribune. He said it was that person who got into the vehicle at about 8:20 p.

Peter Talbot