September 10, 2014

Now that schools are back in session law enforcement and school officials are asking drivers to use extra care in school zones and when approaching stopped school buses. Remember, when the driver of a vehicle upon overtaking or meeting from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the roadway with its visual signals activated to pick up or drop off students shall stop their vehicle before reaching the school bus.

The driver of a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction of the stopped school bus on a divided highway or a highway with three or more lanes need not stop.

Unfortunately, school officials receive daily reports of vehicle passing school buses with their visual signals activated while students are being picked up or dropped off. Recently, a driver struck the door of a school bus while students were exiting the bus. This accident could have been prevented had the driver adhered to the law.

September 3, 2014

On September 2, 2014 at 1:15am, an unknown masked gunman entered the Chevron on Trosper Road. The suspect pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money. The employee complied with the gunman and he fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was last seen fleeing westbound toward S. 2nd Ave. The suspect was describe as a male, approximately 5’8, 150 lbs, dark complexion, wearing a black mask and black coat with grey sleeves, black shoes and black jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tumwater Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text a tip to “Crimes” with keyword “OTCTIP”.

August 27, 2014

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On Wednesday August 20, 2014 a Civia Hyland bike was stolen outside of Engineered Software located at 4520 Intelco Loop SE in Lacey. The suspect was caught on camera cutting the ½ inch cable lock and then riding off on the bike. Engineered Software is offering a $200.00 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest of this individual. Criminals beware Engineered Software is watching you. Please if recognize this suspect call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text a tip to “CRIMES” with keyword OTCTIP.

August 27, 2014

On Friday August 15th 2014, a Tacoma Rail locomotive sustained damage after striking an object that had been placed on the railroad track which resulted in a ruptured fuel tank and subsequent fuel spill into the railroad right-of-way near 54th Avenue SW in Tumwater.  Damage to the locomotive and right-of-way required major clean-up and repair efforts.  Tacoma Rail is offering a $1,000.00 reward in addition to Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for placing the debris on the railroad track.

August 20, 2014

The Washington State Patrol Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a felony hit and run collision that occurred Friday, July 11, 2014 at approximately 4:54 p.m. The collision took place northbound Interstate 5 at milepost 108 between the College Street and Martin Way exits in Lacey. The suspect’s vehicle red/maroon early 2000s Mercury Marquis or Lincoln Town Car style vehicle suddenly slammed on its brakes and came to a stop in the left lane for no apparent reason. A Nissan Maxima passenger car attempted to brake and steer left, but was unable to and struck the red/maroon passenger vehicle on the driver side rear. Both vehicles pulled onto the inside shoulder of Interstate 5. The driver of the red/maroon vehicle exited his vehicle, looked at the damage, and fled the scene.  The subject in the fleeing vehicle was described as a tall, thin, white male with gray hair, beard, and mustache in his late 50s or early 60s. If you have any information about this crime please call State Patrol Detective Sergeant Jeff Maijala (253) 538-3178, Detective Shannon Beeler at (253) 538-3172 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text a tip to “CRIMES” with keyword “OTCTIP”.

August 13, 2014

On July 10th and August 9th Lacey Elementary was vandalized. During the vandalism suspects broke a window, climbed on the roof and removed 14 fan covers. Suspects are described as white males in their mid to late teens.

Take pride in our schools. If you see it report it. If you recognize any of these suspects please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text a tip to “CRIMES” with keyword “OTCTIP”.

August 6, 2014

Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers needs your help locating fugitive Robert Collins. Robert Collins, age 37 described as 6’ 02”, 250-270lbs, shaved head and hazel eyes. He currently has felony and misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest. On July 28th Robert Collins was caught on surveillance video during a home burglary in Tumwater.

If you know the whereabouts of Robert Collins please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text a tip to “CRIMES” with keyword “OTCTIP”.

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July 30, 2014

On July 17th, vandals caused nearly $100,000 of damage to 23 vehicles at Olympia Nissan by smashing windows, slashing tires and applying brake fluid to vehicles destroying the paint.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Olympia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Bruce Titus Olympia Nissan will pay a $1500.00 reward for information leading to the arrests of the suspect or suspects involved in this crime and Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed on this crime. Remember callers never have to leave their name.

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