Power outages, collisions stack up as storm hits Thurston County

911 dispatchers, firefighters, medics, and police officers in Thurston County had a busy day Wednesday as the rain poured and the wind blew. The weather caused plenty of issues with trees into power lines, blown transformers, and several collisions, mostly on I-5. The most serious of the collisions seemed to be a rollover which occurredContinue reading “Power outages, collisions stack up as storm hits Thurston County”

Olympia PD arrests two suspects in West Olympia armed robbery

The Olympia Police Department arrested two suspects, a 28-year old man and a 20-year old woman, on suspicion of first-degree robbery and felony harassment early Wednesday morning, arrest records show. The two suspects are accused of robbing an acquaintance at gunpoint at Sunrise Park in West Olympia. Officers responded to that report on Tuesday afternoon.Continue reading “Olympia PD arrests two suspects in West Olympia armed robbery”

Female suspect reportedly robs Tumwater Safeway with fold-up knife

Tumwater Police responded to the Safeway located at 520 Cleveland Ave SE for a report of an armed robbery around 10:30 pm Wednesday evening. A female suspect pulled a foldable knife on staff and left the store with merchandise, last seen southbound on Cleveland Ave towards Custer Way. Thurston County Sheriff’s K9 Arlo and hisContinue reading “Female suspect reportedly robs Tumwater Safeway with fold-up knife”

Attempt to Locate – Missing Person: Cindy Deshields

The Olympia Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating the above pictured missing person, Cindy Deshields. Deshields was last seen in the Northeast Olympia neighborhood around 11:00 am today (Tuesday). She may have been walking a small white dog. If you see her, or have any info on her whereabouts, call 911.

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”