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CAPTURED: Pierce County fugitive Dennis Herron found hiding in a closet in Parkland

herronPARKLAND — Great work by The FBI Task Force, DOC’s Southwest Community Response Unit and Pierce County Community Support Team who located Dennis Herron hiding in a bedroom closet at a home in Parkland.  They say they found him thanks to a tip from a Washington’s Most Wanted viewer. He was taken into custody without incident. Herron is WMW Capture #826.

WANTED IN TACOMA —
Beware of Tweakers in Tacoma prowling around houses.

That’s how Dennis Herron and another man got busted last August when an alert neighbor called police about suspicious characters behind a home at 11710 Vickery Avenue East.

“These are people that go out, they have drug habits and they supply their drug habits by stealing from others,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer.

Court documents show police found a bag of meth on Herron who now has a warrant for his arrest after not showing up to court. The 25-year-old has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Trespass.

“It’s obvious that he supplies his drug habit by doing burglaries and stealing from other people so we want to get him caught as soon as we can,” said Det. Troyer.

Herron also has an active misdemeanor warrant for Making a False or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant.

The case serves as a good lesson to Pierce County residents worried about property crime. “When you see people who are suspicious in your neighborhood and they’re not supposed to be there, give us a call. Maybe it’s nothing but a lot of times it is something. Unfortunately, with property crimes the way that they are, we can use all the help we can get from the public,” said Det. Troyer.

Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Herron’s arrest.

He is 5’9” and 135 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

Call the hot line anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS if you know where deputies can find him.