Tag Archives: burglary

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”.


July 16, 2014

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).

July 9, 2014

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).

May 21, 2014

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.

May 7, 2014

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).

March 19, 2014

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.

January 14, 2014

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”.

November 13, 2013

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.