Since late May, 2013 there have been several thefts of underground electrical wire that serve as the power supply for street lights. The incidents have occurred on 18th Avenue in Olympia, and several locations in northeast Lacey and South Lacey. The thefts have amounted to over $100,000 in loss.
Between July 3rd and July 5th, unknown suspects removed several hundred feet of underground copper lighting wiring from the area of the 4500 block of Avonlea Drive S.E. The theft resulted in numerous street lights becoming inoperable.
Sometime during the overnight hours between June 20th and 21st, an unknown suspect or suspects removed approximately 380 feet of underground electrical wire that serves as the power supply for several street lights near the intersection of Compton Blvd and Steamer Drive in Lacey.
Between 7 pm on June 4th and 6 am on June 5th, and unknown suspect entered a truck parked in the 5000 block of Sheridan Drive S.E. and stole a Glock .40 caliber handgun from under the seat. There were no signs of forced entry or damage to the vehicle. On June 11th between 6 am and 6:20 am, an unknown suspect entered a vehicle parked in front of a facility located in the 700 block of Sleater Kinney S.E. and stole a Kimber .45 caliber handgun and two Toshiba laptop computers. A window had been left unsecured on the vehicle. No suspects were observed in either incident.
Between the dates of May 21st and June 4th, a burglary occurred at the building formerly housing the Native New Yorker Restaurant at 4441 Lacey Blvd. The suspects forced entry through a glass window located adjacent to the front doors. A rear door located on the south side of the building was found to have been manipulated causing it to remain unlocked. The suspects removed eight 60 inch LC brand flat screen televisions and miscellaneous stereo equipment.
On Tuesday May 28th at approximately 9:422 AM, a burglary occurred at a residence in the 5600 block of Mount Olympus Street S.E. The home owner was in an upstairs bedroom when he was alerted to sounds of movement in the downstairs area of the residence. Upon going downstairs and into the kitchen area, he was confronted by a male subject who produced a handgun, pointed it at him briefly, and then fled out the rear door. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a rear door to the residence had been forced open.
No property was taken from the home. The suspect is described as an Asian male in his late teens or early 20’s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. The suspect was also wearing a black mask covering the lower half of his face.
On Friday May 10th between the hours of 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM, a burglary occurred at a residence in the 5700 block of Rumac Street S.E. The suspect most likely entered the residence through a ground floor window and then removed several items from the home. Stolen items include a safe, a Toshiba laptop computer, a Phillips 42 inch flat screen television, a Glock .40 caliber handgun and a Taurus 9mm handgun.
On the evening or early morning hours of March 24th, the Rodda Paint store at 4520 Lacey Boulevard SE was burglarized.
Taken in the burglary were numerous Titan airless paint sprayers and a Graco compressor. Total loss to the business is over $16,000.