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.
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).
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.
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.
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On November 11, 2013, a burglary and auto theft occurred overnight at Brogan’s Auto Repair located in the city of Rainier. The suspects made entry into the building and stole a large amount of tools and other items. Two vehicles were also stolen from the location and were later recovered. One of the stolen vehicles had been completely burned. There have been other burglaries reported at this location as well over the last couple months.
Between August 23rd and September 12th, six Honda vehicles have been stolen from locations in Lacey. Several vehicles have also been stolen and recovered from the west side of Olympia, and it is likely that these thefts are related. Many of these vehicles have been recovered a short distance from the location of the theft.
There have been numerous burglaries in the area of Delphi Road. The suspect has entered premises by removing window air conditioning units, opening unlocked doors, or by forcing entry.
A possible suspect is described as a white male, heavy build, brown beard and mustache, driving a burgundy mini van.
Since late May, several thefts of electrical wire have occurred at numerous locations throughout Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Thurston County. The suspects have removed the wiring that serve as the power supply to street lights resulting in over $100,000 of damage.