Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers is gearing up a new senior safety awareness program aimed towards keeping our seniors protected from abuse, theft and neglect.
In alliance with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers and Nisqually Automotive and Towing would like to recognize our local seniors (age 60+) with a FREE 24-point vehicle safety inspection. Questions? Please call 360-561-0266
JUNE 16th 2014
9:00am to 12:00pm
Nisqually Automotive and Towing (Nisqually Chevron)
10246 Martin Way E
Olympia, Wa 98516
On Sunday, May 18th, the Safeway Fuel Station at 8210 Martin Way East was burglarized. Sometime after closing the station at 10:00pm, a person or persons entered the building through a rear access door.
The person or persons then used a pry-type device to open a cash register drawer where the keys to a small safe were kept. The safe was opened and the next morning’s “start-up” cash was taken. In total, nearly $1700.00 in cash, merchandise and lottery scratch tickets was stolen.
The investigation into these thefts is ongoing. Anyone with information about these robberies is urged to call the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
On Monday, May 12th, an unknown male robbed the Chevron fuel station, located at 670 Trosper Rd SW, Tumwater at approximately 9:53pm. The suspect was armed with a handgun during the robbery and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and Marlboro cigarettes.
The suspect fled westbound from the store and was picked up by a female in a green Jeep Cherokee. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black ball cap, baggy black pants over red shorts, a white t-shirt, and had a red bandana over his face. It is believed the same suspect robbed the AM/PM in Grand Mound at approximately 11:40pm that same night.
The investigation into these thefts is ongoing. Anyone with information about these robberies is urged to call the Tumwater Police Department at 360-754-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 30th unknown subjects cut a cyclone fence to gain entry into the Evergreen State College maintenance shops located at 3538 Driftwood Drive NW.
Once inside the shops, 8 vans were broken into and over $20,000 of various construction equipment and tools were stolen. Among the items taken were drills, saws, and grinders with brand names such as Hilti, Milwaukee, and Greenly.
The investigation into these thefts is ongoing. Anyone with information about these thefts is urged to call the Evergreen State College Police Department at 360-867-6832 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
A man inside Jake’s on Fourth Avenue reported being punched in the face by another man who called him a slur commonly used to disparage another person’s sexual orientation.
The 32-year-old man reported to police that “he believes he was punched in the face because he is gay, and that the suspect was yelling homophobic remarks.” The attack occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 5 at Jake’s on Fourth, a nightclub in the heart of downtown Olympia.
The 32-year-old said he was punched in the face a single time by a black male, wearing a red hat, and was approximately five-feet tall. The man said he believes the suspect is in the military. The man was bleeding from the face, but he declined medical attention.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Olympia Police at 360-753-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Olympia police are requesting your help in looking for the male suspect who conducted an armed robbery at the Olympia Toys R Us store the afternoon of April 12th. According to police, the armed suspect, wearing a ski mask, entered the store and displayed a handgun taking an undisclosed amount of money from cash registers at the service desk.
Olympia police responded and attempted to track the suspect with K-9 units, but lost the track in the area of the Capital Mall.
The suspect is described as a white male with a slim build who stands about 5 feet 10 inches tall. The suspect is between 24-30 years old, and was wearing a black short-sleeve shirt with blue jeans. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as the store was filled with families and children.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Olympia Police at 360-753-8300 or Crime Stoppers.
According to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, during the evening of Thursday, April 3rd, a man robbed the Whistle Stop Grocery in Tenino at gunpoint.
Fortunately, no one was injured during the robbery which occurred about 8 p.m. in the 12000 block of Old Highway 99. The suspect fled east on Old Highway 99 toward Offutt Lake in Tenino. Sheriff’s deputies initiated a K9 track after the robbery, but could not locate the suspect.
This investigation is on-going and anyone with information that can help is encouraged to call the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360-786-5500 or Crime Stoppers.
A woman was robbed at gunpoint at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th in the area of 9th Avenue and Boundary Street. The woman was walking home from the bus stop when the suspect approached her, displayed a gun, and demanded that she drop her purse. The suspect grabbed the purse and began to run away. When the victim followed him, the suspect turned, shouted at the victim, and fired his gun into the air. The victim retreated and the suspect continued to flee. The woman was not hurt.
The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his twenties about 5’10 with an average build. He was last seen wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt and had a bandana around the lower half of his face. The bandana had a white plant design on a dark blue background.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Olympia Police at 360-753-8300 or Crime Stoppers.