Pedestrian airlifted to Harborview following collision on Plum St off-ramp

An unidentified pedestrian has been airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after they were struck on the off-ramp from I-5 southbound to Plum St Sunday evening. Troopers with the Washington State Patrol arrived around 9:15 pm Sunday. They found a severely injured person in the road and requested aid. It was unclear at firstContinue reading “Pedestrian airlifted to Harborview following collision on Plum St off-ramp”

Cat found dead in neighbor’s yard being investigated as suspicious

Questions are arising and rumors are circulating about the possible return of a Thurston County “cat killer” after a cat was found killed and mutilated in a neighborhood near Olympia High School. The cat was found in a yard in the area of Eskridge Blvd SE & Quince St SE, according to posts made onContinue reading “Cat found dead in neighbor’s yard being investigated as suspicious”

State Patrol identifies man killed in Rochester motorcycle accident on Sunday

The Washington State Patrol has identified the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident on SR 12 at Forstrom Rd SW near Rochester on Sunday evening. He has been identified as Craig J. Nelson, 62, of Centralia. Nelson was travelling westbound on SR 12 on his motorcycle when a man driving a yellow ChevroletContinue reading “State Patrol identifies man killed in Rochester motorcycle accident on Sunday”

Fireworks are banned in Thurston County. Residents encouraged to use non-emergency line, not 911, to report violations

It’s almost July 4th, and the Thurston County Manager, in consultation with the Fire Marshal, has enacted an emergency ban on consumer fireworks in unincorporated Thurston County due to high fire danger following our historic heat wave last week. Fireworks are already prohibited by law in the cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater. Residents areContinue reading “Fireworks are banned in Thurston County. Residents encouraged to use non-emergency line, not 911, to report violations”

Authorities searching for murder suspect known to be homeless in West Olympia

Authorities from Thurston and Mason counties are searching for 24-year-old Kyle Baker, who is also known by the name “Bam Bam”. He is suspected of killing another man with a machete in Shelton on June 24, 2021. The homicide occurred on Thursday, June 24, near Kneeland Park in the 200 block of Turner Ave inContinue reading “Authorities searching for murder suspect known to be homeless in West Olympia”

Historical heat wave on tap this weekend

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued an Excessive Heat Watch in our area, effective Friday afternoon through Monday evening. They are anticipating a heat wave that could break records. The official forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for a high of 102 degrees on Saturday, 107 degrees on Sunday, and 102Continue reading “Historical heat wave on tap this weekend”

Arrest Report for Sunday, June 20th

The Arrest Report is now available for Sunday, June 20th, 2021. Agencies in Thurston County made 3 felony arrests, 7 misdemeanor arrests, and 1 warrant arrests (0 felony, 1 misdemeanor) for a total of 11. Felonies Guydish, Z. Assault 2nd Degree DV, Felony Harassment DV. Unknown location of arrest. Arrested by Thurston County Sheriff, heldContinue reading “Arrest Report for Sunday, June 20th”

Arrest Report for Saturday, June 19th

The Arrest Report is now available for Saturday, June 19th, 2021. Agencies in Thurston County made 5 felony arrests, 8 misdemeanor arrests, and 2 warrant arrests (1 felony, 1 misdemeanor) for a total of 15. Felonies Howard, D. Residential Burglary. Unknown location of arrest. Arrested by Thurston County Sheriff, held in Thurston County Jail. Hull,Continue reading “Arrest Report for Saturday, June 19th”

Arrest Report for Friday, June 18th

The Arrest Report is now available for Friday, June 18th, 2021. Agencies in Thurston County made 4 felony arrests, and 10 misdemeanor arrests for a total of 14. Felonies Berry, C. Felony Harassment – Threats to Kill. Unknown location of arrest. Arrested by Thurston County Sheriff, held in Thurston County Jail. Grady, J. Assault 2ndContinue reading “Arrest Report for Friday, June 18th”

Arrest Report for Thursday, June 17th

The Arrest Report is now available for Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Agencies in Thurston County made 2 felony arrest, 9 misdemeanor arrests, and 3 warrant for a total of 13. Felonies Cornwell, A. Assault 2nd Degree DV, Assault 4th Degree DV, Assault 4th Degree. Unknown location of arrest. Arrested by Thurston County Sheriff, held inContinue reading “Arrest Report for Thursday, June 17th”