Arrest Report for Friday, Sept. 25

The Arrest Report is now available for Friday, September 25th, 2020. Agencies in Thurston County made 5 felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests, and 4 warrant arrest (0 felony, 4 misdemeanor) – for a total of 19.

*Being arrested does not mean that a person is guilty of the charge(s) listed and all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Charges listed are initial offenses referred by the officer at the time of arrest that are based on probable cause (except in the case of a warrant arrest). The Prosecutor decides if charges will be filed in court, and if so, what those charges will be.

Please also understand that this report does not include any misdemeanor arrests made by TCSO or WSP that don’t result in a suspect being booked into jail. Misdemeanor suspects are often “cited and released”, depending on the crime, at the discretion of the Officer. We have no way of finding this information quickly.

Those who would like more information about a specific case can find it by searching the various jail rosters and other online resources, such as the “Daily Bulletin” on the Police2Citizen website.

Rainy, windy day results in scattered power outages, and more accidents

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Thurston County was hit with another fall storm Friday morning, which resulted in several power outages, particularly in the southwest section of the county, and several accidents, including two rollovers on the freeway.

The first of the two rollovers occurred around 9:15 am on I-5 north near MP 93, just before the Maytown exit. One vehicle was upside down on the freeway. No one was injured, according to scanner traffic.

The second was on SR 101 north at MP 362 around noon. This time, the vehicle ended up going off the road and landing upside down. The occupants were treated at the scene for minor injuries only.

Puget Sound Energy reported several power outages, most of which were centered in the Maytown/Tilley Rd area. There were reports of a tree down with wires on McCorkle Rd, likely the cause of some people’s lack of power.

As of 6:00 pm, less than 100 residents of the county were still without power, as the rain slowed and winds tapered.

The National Weather Service said Friday to expect showers on Saturday, and less showers on Sunday.

We are dry by Monday, temperatures will be increasing daily with highs possibly reaching 80 by Wednesday.

October starts on Thursday, with highs expected in the upper 70s into next weekend.

Arrest Report for Thursday, Sept. 24

The Arrest Report is now available for Thursday, September 24th, 2020. Agencies in Thurston County made 2 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, and 2 warrant arrest (2 felony, 0 misdemeanor) – for a total of 8.

*Being arrested does not mean that a person is guilty of the charge(s) listed and all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Charges listed are initial offenses referred by the officer at the time of arrest that are based on probable cause (except in the case of a warrant arrest). The Prosecutor decides if charges will be filed in court, and if so, what those charges will be.

Please also understand that this report does not include any misdemeanor arrests made by TCSO or WSP that don’t result in a suspect being booked into jail. Misdemeanor suspects are often “cited and released”, depending on the crime, at the discretion of the Officer. We have no way of finding this information quickly.

Those who would like more information about a specific case can find it by searching the various jail rosters and other online resources, such as the “Daily Bulletin” on the Police2Citizen website.

Olympia Police are asking for help identifying rioters

The Olympia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the pictured individuals who were involved in a riot outside of Olympia City Hall on Wednesday evening.

Anyone who has information on the identity of these individuals should contact OPD at 360-753-8300, reference case #20-5635.

Do you know this man? Lacey PD wants your help

Lacey Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a forgery/mail theft case.

The man pictured above allegedly cashed stolen checks at an ATM. The checks were believed to be stolen from the victim’s mailbox.

If you know him, contact the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333, reference case #20-3065.

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 system yesterday and maybe a notch higher”. Early fall storms tend to be particularly impactful because leaves are still on trees, making trees more susceptible to damage.

Nevertheless, expect rain and wind tomorrow, and be prepared for the possibility of localized power outages caused by tree damage and blown transformers. Check your storm drains and make sure they are clear of leaves to prevent urban flooding.

And please, drive carefully, especially on I-5 where the water pools up near the interchange. We had multiple accidents in that area yesterday, including a rollover.

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 two were transported to the hospital and the others were treated on scene, according to scanner traffic.

WSDOT has set up a detour using Maytown Rd, Tilley Rd, and 93rd Ave for travelers to get around the incident. The Department of Ecology is responding for a fuel spill, WSDOT needs to reset the jersey barrier between the directions of the freeway, and multiple vehicles need to be towed from the scene.

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 with spray-paint. Two large windows in the front of City Hall were completely smashed out, according to scanner traffic.

Officers also said over the radio that rioters were shining red lasers in their eyes, and throwing rocks at them.

Officers declared the group an unlawful assembly and began issuing dispersal orders and he group began marching east. OPD officers, with the assistance of TCSO deputies, WSP troopers, and Lacey PD, engaged with them at 4th and Plum, where riot munitions were deployed.

Thirteen people were arrested in that area, five men and eight women. All but one of those arrested are age 29 or younger. One 44-year old female was among those arrested, according to arrest records.

As of this morning, they had all been released from the Olympia City Jail.

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 presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Charges listed are initial offenses referred by the officer at the time of arrest that are based on probable cause (except in the case of a warrant arrest). The Prosecutor decides if charges will be filed in court, and if so, what those charges will be.

Please also understand that this report does not include any misdemeanor arrests made by TCSO or WSP that don’t result in a suspect being booked into jail. Misdemeanor suspects are often “cited and released”, depending on the crime, at the discretion of the Officer. We have no way of finding this information quickly.

Those who would like more information about a specific case can find it by searching the various jail rosters and other online resources, such as the “Daily Bulletin” on the Police2Citizen website.

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 meet the other group, according to scanner traffic. They allegedly damaged an ATM, broke out windows in a bus shelter, and left graffiti on several buildings as they marched.

Once the two groups merged, around 8:45 pm, they broke several windows at the Olympia City Hall and began to march eastbound on 4th Ave. After giving several dispersal orders, officers engaged with the group in the area of 4th and Plum and around 10 arrests were made. We aren’t sure of the exact number.

The remainder of the group appeared to disperse from there. We will follow up later with additional details on the arrests and the damage that was done.