Army police investigating equipment at landfill

TACOMA — An Army spokesman says police have opened an investigation into a pile of military equipment dumped at a landfill in Tacoma last week.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord spokesman Joe Kubistek tells the News Tribune that the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division is looking into the matter.

Photographs of the material showed dozens of biometric scanning devices soldiers use to collect fingerprints and iris scans of people they encounter on patrols. The devices have been standard equipment in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A person who saw the gear told the newspaper the material arrived at the landfill Oct. 19. Images obtained by the newspaper show military serial numbers. Some of the material appeared to be new and was in fresh packaging.

More in Local News

Mukilteo crabber missing; his boat was found at Hat Island

Frank Urbick set out Thursday morning but did not return.

Police looking for leads in case of missing Snohomish man

Henry John Groeneveld, 63, was last seen on Monday, when he said something about going to “the river.”

Separate Everett fires send man to hospital, damage boat

The man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation from the early morning fire.

Police: He made an appointment, then tried to rob the bank

A lawyer is accused of donning a fake beard and telling a teller that a gunman was outside.

Drive-by shooting reported in Marysville neighborhood

Police said there was no evidence to indicate it was targeted at a specific person or property.

Celebrating the origins of Christmas

LDS church holds annual nativity festival featuring more than 600 sets.

Trooper’s car struck when he was arresting man for DUI

She drove away but was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

Most Read