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”.
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”.
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.
On July 17, 2014 around 9pm Lacey Police Officers responded to a report of an assault in the Horizon Pointe Neighborhood in Lacey. The female victim reported that while jogging a black male riding a bicycle grabbed her buttocks on two separate occasions as he passed by her.
On July 16, 2014 around 3:30pm in the area of the Western Chehalis Trail and Yelm Highway, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office had a similar incident with a very similar suspect description.
Suspect is a black male, late teens or twenties, short hair, riding a bicycle.
Anyone with information on this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact 911, the Lacey Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or fill out the online form. You never have to leave their name.
On July 8, 2014 at 2:23 AM, three masked suspects burglarized the Radio Shack located at 5312 Littlerock Rd in Tumwater. The suspects entered the store and stole several audio items including several sets of headphones and three different Bluetooth enabled audio speakers. The suspects have the following descriptions:
Suspect #1 – Wore a hood and black clothing as well as what appeared to be gloves and a mask. The suspect was approximately 5’6” to 5’10” and skinny.
Suspect #2 – Wore dark clothing, a hood and what appeared to be gloves and a mask. The suspect was shorter than the first, about 5’4” to 5’8” and also skinny.
Suspect #3 – Wore a dark hoodie, dark sports pants with a white stripe down both legs, a white under shirt which was untucked and what appeared to be gloves and a white mask. The suspect was possibly a female, shorter at approximately 5’2” to 5’5” and with a stocky build.
If you have any information regarding this crime, you are urged to call the Tumwater Police Department at 360-754-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
On July 7th, the Domino’s Pizza at 3225 Harrison Ave NW in Olympia was burglarized. Sometime between midnight and 10 AM, an unknown subject entered the business. There were no signs of forced entry. Once inside, the suspect took cash from the register and the safe. The burglary was discovered by the employee opening the business the following morning.
If you have any information regarding this burglary, you are urged to call the Olympia Police Department at 360-753-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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.