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Orting Apprehends Intoxicated Driver & Seizes Drugs

After 11:00 pm last night (Tuesday, 22 Aug), a vehicle was measured at 40 mph in a 25 mph zone southbound on Washington Ave N. An attempt to stop the vehicle led to a pursuit through Orting. The vehicle upon leaving Orting accelerated to an estimated speed of 80 mph. The fast-moving vehicle lost control, when it attempted to avoid a second vehicle. The vehicle then left the roadway and collided with a stationary object. The driver of the speeding vehicle “bailed” from his disabled vehicle and ran in an attempt to escape apprehension. Orting received K9 assistance from Pierce County for the search of the suspect.
The intoxicated & non-licensed driver was arrested a short time later. An observation of the wrecked vehicle through its windows, revealed what appeared to be an amount of drugs inside. A search warrant has been acquired for the vehicle.

Orville Road Water Line Replacement

There has been some misinformation on social media regarding the Orville Road Water Line Replacement and traffic impacts. Traffic impacts should be minimal. The City went through a lengthy process to negotiate easements with private property owners along Orville Road in order to construct the project out of Pierce County Right of Way. This not only reduced construction restoration costs but minimizes impacts associated with construction activities. The contractor will need to utilize Orville Road to unload materials, but is only authorized a single lane shut down during these short durations. Flaggers will be onsite at this time. Continue Reading

3rd Annual Soldiers Home Restoration Ride

On Saturday August 26th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm, Motorcycles AND autos are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Fundraising event for the Restore WA Soldiers Home Cemetery – Orting project and our 3rd Annual Soldiers Home Restoration Ride.
There will be guest speakers, lunch (comes with the price of the ticket), motorcycles, business booths, food, and prize drawings to help raise funds for additional restoration projects for the WA Soldiers Home Cemetery.

This year as in the past a Challenge Coin is included with the purchase price of your ticket! (While supplies last)

This event is sponsored by the City of Orting. Continue Reading

Multi Farm Tour & Poker Run

The Orting Valley Farmers Market will be holding a
Multi-Farm Tour and Poker Run on Sunday August 13th, 2017. Tickets can be purchased for ($25) at Cope’s, Tim’s, Arrow and at the Market on Fridays. For More information call Patty Villa, Manager,
(360) 893-4359.

Sponsored by the City of Orting. Continue Reading

Notice- Request for Qualifications

City of Orting
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Orting is requesting a statement of qualifications (SOQ) from firms interested in providing design-build services for The City of Orting’s Public Works Maintenance Building located on Rocky Road NE. Please submit SOQ’s to Mark Bethune, City Administrator, City of Orting, 110 Train St. SE, PO Box 489, Orting, WA 98360. SOQ’s shall be submitted no later than August 25th, 2017 at 4:30pm. Contact Mark Bethune at mbethune@cityoforting.org or visit the City’s website at www.cityoforting.org for more information. Continue Reading

Orting Traffic Stop for Speeding 5mph Over Leads to Meth Arrest

On Thursday morning, July 13, 2017, an Orting speed emphasis on Harman Way observed a vehicle at 30mph in a 25mph zone. When pulled over the driver stated he did not have his license with him, and gave a false name. Further investigation led to his real name and a computer check showed he had an outstanding felony DOC warrant for Escape, and additionally he had four outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Needles were observed in the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed approximately 20 hypodermic needles and a quantity of methamphetamine.

The driver was booked into the Pierce County Jail on all warrants and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. Continue Reading

Orting Traffic Stop for Speeding Leads to Felony Arrest of Driver

Orting Traffic Stop for Speeding Leads to Felony Arrest of Driver:

During the holiday weekend, the Orting Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. After contact was made with the driver, it was found he had two felony warrants issued for his arrest. One dealt with his sex offender status for failure to register; the other warrant was for escape. The driver was arrested and booked into Pierce County jail.

William Drake, Chief of Police Continue Reading

Orting Police Department- Statement

Statement from Orting PD – 28 June 2017
On the night of 26 June, several locations around Orting were “tagged” with graffiti. Today the Orting Police arrested one juvenile and identified three more juveniles involved with this vandalism. Three of the individuals are from outside of Orting. Orting Police is appreciative of those who provided information in an attempt to solve this crime. Continue Reading

Orting Rock Festival 2017

Orting Rock Festival 2017

Saturday July 15th- Noon-9pm At Orting City Park.
9 original bands and admission is free with canned food for the Orting Food Bank.

9pm-1am at the Orting Eagles Hall- 4 original bands.

This is a benefit concert sponsored by the City of Orting. Proceeds go the Orting Food Bank and the Haven Continue Reading

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