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.
On Friday, February 28th, Lacey officers were dispatched to the Campus Ridge area of NE Lacey to investigate a theft from a new home construction site.
The construction site supervisor reported that sometime during the night of February 27th, a suspect or suspects entered two houses under construction on Jayden Lane NE and removed three industrial heaters, two – 220 watt power cords and 40-50 feet of copper wire. The heaters and power cords are valued at approximately $1100.00.
Alexa Marie Brown
15 year old white female
5’ 5, 150lbs, hair burgundy, eyes green
Alexa is currently a runaway out of Lacey, WA. She has an outstanding warrant in NCIC. It is believed that she is in the Tacoma / Pierce County area being exploited. She was last seen in South Tacoma at a local hotel. Alexa’s hair as been colored burgundy and she may ap-pear older then her actual age. Lacey Detectives need your help in lo-cating Alexa.
Anyone with information on the location of Alexa is asked to call Detective Stansberry at the Lacey Police Department at 360-459-4333 or Olympia Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
On Sunday, January 12, a dozen vehicle prowls occurred at local fitness clubs in the cities of Lacey and Olympia. The suspect(s) smashed windows and stole items that were left inside the vehicles while the owners were inside the fitness clubs. All the crimes appear to have occurred between 4 pm and 6 pm.
Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 cash for information leading to the arrest and charges being filed on this or any other crime. Callers never have to give their name. Call 1-800-222-TIPS. Over $170,000 in rewards have been approved to date.
Remember – “you never have to leave your name”.
On December 14th at approximately 8:00 PM, a developmentally disabled male left a convenience store located at Lacey Blvd and Ruddell Road S.E. and observed 3 males following him. As he continued walking in the 1600 block of Judd Street, one of the males approached him, demanded him to “give him what he had” and when he refused, the male struck him in the face causing him to fall to the ground. The two other males then struck and kicked the victim and his wallet and packaged food items were taken from him. The victim received lacerations to his head and face. The suspects are described as one black male teenager and two Hispanic teenagers.
On Friday evening, an attempted homicide occurred in the Nisqually Valley area. The suspect, Shawn Patrick Foley, 57 years old, confronted the resident who was shielding Foley’s ex-girlfriend. He struck the resident numerous times on the head with a metal flashlight. He then attacked his ex-girlfriend, stabbing her 18 times before fleeing the area.
Probable cause exists for the arrest of Foley for attempted homicide, assault in the first degree, and several DOC warrants. He is believed to be in the Pierce County area.