Capitol Blvd closed near Cleveland due to gas leak

Tumwater Police and Fire units have closed Capitol Blvd to all traffic as of 6:30 pm on Tuesday night due to a natural gas leak in the area. Capitol Blvd is closed from Cleveland Ave to Carlyon Ave. The gas leak appeared to be caused by construction in the area, which involved an excavator. TheContinue reading “Capitol Blvd closed near Cleveland due to gas leak”

ICYMI: First fall storm of the year hits tomorrow

Fall began at 6:30 on Tuesday morning, and it will waste no time making its presence known in our area. The National Weather Service says r ain and wind will pick up overnight tonight and continue Wednesday. The Olympia area should expect an 1-1.5″ of rain and 20-25 mph wind gusts throughout the day. FollowingContinue reading “ICYMI: First fall storm of the year hits tomorrow”

Olympia Police investigating armed robbery in West Olympia

Just before 3:00 pm Tuesday, Olympia Police responded to a report of a robbery with a gun at Sunrise Park, 500 Birch St NW, in west Olympia. The victim told 911 dispatchers that two known subjects took $40 out of their wallet at gunpoint at the park. The suspects reportedly left in a black HyundaiContinue reading “Olympia Police investigating armed robbery in West Olympia”

One in custody after short pursuit through Tumwater neighborhood

Tumwater Police took a man into custody early Tuesday morning after he attempted to lead officers on a pursuit through a residential neighborhood, according to scanner traffic. Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, around 3:00 am near 69th Ave and Riverdale St, in the Munn Lake area ofContinue reading “One in custody after short pursuit through Tumwater neighborhood”

Man arrested for DUI after rollover near Rainier

Thurston County Deputies placed a man under arrest for driving under the influence after he rolled his car near Rainier, according to scanner traffic. The collision occurred on Military Rd SE near McIntosh Ln SE, and was dispatched around 11:45 pm Monday. The calling party stated that the vehicle had gone off the road, throughContinue reading “Man arrested for DUI after rollover near Rainier”

Smoke inside Lacey mini-mart caused by faulty refrigerator

Around 6:45 pm Monday evening Lacey Fire crews responded to the Lucky Seven Food Mart at 4061 Pacific Ave SE for a report of smoke inside the store. Crews found that the smoke was caused by a faulty refrigerator unit. They immediately disconnected the unit and mitigated the hazard. The building has been turned backContinue reading “Smoke inside Lacey mini-mart caused by faulty refrigerator”

One injured in bicycle collision in Tumwater Monday afternoon

One person was transported to the hospital by Olympic Ambulance after being involved in a vehicle vs. bicycle collision in Tumwater on Monday afternoon. The collision was dispatched just before 2:00 pm in the 5800 block of Capitol Blvd SE, near the Tumwater Inn & Suites. Medics with Tumwater Fire and Tumwater Police officers respondedContinue reading “One injured in bicycle collision in Tumwater Monday afternoon”

State Patrol releases identity of man killed in hit-and-run Saturday

The Washington State Patrol has released the identity of the Olympia man who was killed in a collision on Saturday south of Tumwater. The man has been identifed as Dale B. Drewry, 54, of Olympia. Drewry was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle being driven by his wife, when they were struck fromContinue reading “State Patrol releases identity of man killed in hit-and-run Saturday”

Tenino Police Department announces death of Chief Bob Swain

The Tenino Police Department announced the death of Chief Robert “Bob” Swain on Monday morning in a post on the department’s Facebook page. Swain, 60, died Sunday night of health complications, according to the department. Chief Swain suffered a medical emergency in early April, which resulted in him crashing his police car into the sideContinue reading “Tenino Police Department announces death of Chief Bob Swain”

Tumwater-area home damaged by fire Sunday night

Fire crews responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 5600 block of Black Lake Belmore Rd SW, just outside of Tumwater, just before midnight Sunday evening. Crews arrived on scene to find flames showing from a single-wide mobile home. 911 callers reported that the fire likely started in a dryer, accordingContinue reading “Tumwater-area home damaged by fire Sunday night”