Another stormy day is on tap for Friday

The National Weather Service says that another “vigorous frontal system” will push through our area on Friday, dumping plenty of rain and possibly causing more wind damage than the storm we had on Wednesday. Meteorologists wrote in this morning’s forecast discussion that they expected tomorrow’s storm to be “at least as windy as the systemContinue reading “Another stormy day is on tap for Friday”

WSDOT: I-5 north to remain closed at Maytown through the afternoon

WSDOT says I-5 northbound will be closed at Maytown Rd (MP 95) through the afternoon and possibly into the evening commute. Fire crews and WSP were dispatched earlier this afternoon to a report of a jackknifed semi which had caused several secondary collisions. Fire originally reported they had eight patients, but only one or twoContinue reading “WSDOT: I-5 north to remain closed at Maytown through the afternoon”

Police arrest 13 at Olympia riot, all have been released

The Olympia Police Department arrested 13 individuals on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Disperse, which are both violations of the Olympia Municipal Code, at a demonstration turned riot on Wednesday evening downtown. Around 8:45 pm, two demonstration groups joined together in front of City Hall and began smashing windows and tagging buildings withContinue reading “Police arrest 13 at Olympia riot, all have been released”

Arrest Report for Wednesday, Sept. 23

The Arrest Report is now available for Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020. Agencies in Thurston County made 6 felony arrests, 14 misdemeanor arrests, and 1 warrant arrest (0 felony, 1 misdemeanor) – for a total of 21. *Being arrested does not mean that a person is guilty of the charge(s) listed and all persons are presumedContinue reading “Arrest Report for Wednesday, Sept. 23”

Several arrests made in downtown riot Wednesday evening

Olympia Police made several arrests Wednesday after a demonstration evolved into an unlawful assembly, with lots of graffiti visible as well as a few broken windows. Two separate groups formed in the early evening, one at Sylvester Park and one at City Hall. The group at Sylvester Park eventually marched down 4th Ave to meetContinue reading “Several arrests made in downtown riot Wednesday evening”

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”