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Yelm Teen Arrested for Attempted Murder
A teenager was arrested last week for allegedly attempting to stab his grandmother during a confrontation.Officers responded to a report of a disturbance with a knife when they found a woman outside a residence in the 1200 block of Thurston Court Northwest, surrounded by three or four neighbors and
Police: Driver sees ‘black object' in air on I-5, finds gun stuck in front of his car
LAKEWOOD, Wash.- Police said a driver on I-5 saw a "black object" moving through the air and when he pulled over miles later, he found a gun stuck in the front of his car.
Yelm Man Sentenced to 20 Years for 2015 Death
A Yelm man accused of fatally stabbing another Yelm man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week.Tony A. Bolton, 53, plead guilty earlier this month to second-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault in the death of Ross Yardley, 52.His previous criminal history includes 20 felony convicti
3 suspects in custody following armed robbery at McDonald's in west Olympia
Three suspects are in custody following an early-morning robbery at a fast-food restaurant in west Olympia, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.Per scanner traffic, the suspects conducted an armed robbery at the McDonald's located on Cooper Point Road Southwest at about 2 a.m. Wednesda
Student Busted for Drugs at School
A 15-year-old Yelm High School student was busted for smoking marijuana at school. A teacher caught the student just as they were spraying themselves with cologne. A subsequent search of his backpack yielded three containers of marijuana with logos from an area marijuana retailer. Yelm Police Chief
You know those luxury condos pitched for downtown Olympia? Here's what they will look like
Olympia commercial real estate company The Rants Group unveiled the design for its luxury condos this week, a 7-story structure that will occupy a vacant lot amid a taproom and fine dining.The Percival Condos, which will feature five floors built above two floors of parking, are set to break ground
Sheriff: Pics released of suspects in Grand Mound robbery who later crashed car outside preschool in Olympia
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Thurston County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify armed robbery suspects who they say hit the Grand Mound AM/PM early Tuesday morning, led the State Patrol on a vehicle chase into Olympia and then crashed outside a preschool before escaping.
Seasoned Olympia lobbyist running for state senate in the 34th
These are steps that serve Sofia Aragon well, and led her to where she is today: a hopeful in the state senate race for the 34th district, which comprises West Seattle, Burien, White Center, and Maury and Vashon Islands. The decision to run is the next step for Aragon in a career in healthcare and g
Video shows suspected gunmen walking away from where 2 men fatally shot in University Place
New surveillance footage was released Wednesday of two men believed to have fatally shot two others inside a car in University Place.Adrian Valencia, 19, and Wilberth Acala, 22,were found shotin the head May 14.A neighbor in the 6100 block of 63rd Street West noticed in a Dodge Charger blocking the
New theater company bringing Broadway musicals back to Olympia
The company has announced a full season of musicals, each running one week only. At least the first two will happen at the Capitol Theater, and the theme, in keeping with the venue, is “Broadway at the Movies.”
Shelton woman arrested in hammer attack on neighbor
Witnesses helped the officers find the suspect, a 62-year-old woman, who also lives in the complex.
Recognize them? Clearer video released of 2 suspects in University Place double-murder
TACOMA, Wash. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday released clearer surveillance video of two suspects in the killing of two men in University Place last week in the hope someone might recognize one of them."Please contact our department if you have any information on who these two
Search for suspected robbers in Olympia puts schools on 'lockout'
The police activity prompted Olympia schools to put four schools on "lockout:" Hansen Elementary, Jefferson Middle School, Marshall Middle School and Capital High School. The doors to those schools were locked, and students outside involved in after-school activities were brought inside.
These 2 went shopping with a credit card that wasn't theirs. Have you seen them?
Just before 6 a.m. Thursday, the couple used a credit card that was taken during a vehicle prowl, according to Tumwater police.
Chase ends in crash at Olympia daycare; search for 3 suspects continues
If you have any information about the robbery, stolen vehicle, or whereabouts of the suspects, please contact Detective Oplinger at 360-786-5746 or call Dispatch at 360-704-2740.
Video: Two men believed responsible for University Place double homicide
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Department has released recently discovered surveillance video that it believes shows to males who were leaving the scene of a double murder here.At 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 14, Wilberth Acala, 22, and Adrian Valencia-Cuevas, 19, were found dead
Girlfriend of man convicted of triple murder gets 1 year
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man convicted of killing three people has been sentenced to one year in prison for purchasing guns for him.The Columbian reports 29-year-old Andrea Sibley was sentence Monday for purchasing at least nine firearms for Brent Luyster.Court records show Sibley
19 arrested for trespassing inside State Capitol Rotunda
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Nineteen people were arrested for trespassing inside the State Capitol Rotunda on Monday night, according to the State Patrol.
$6,000 reward offered for information on Kingdom Hall shooting in Yelm
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Thurston County Sheriff's Office are offering a reward for information pertaining to the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall shooting in Yelm last week.The combined amount of the reward is $6,000 — $5,000 from the ATF and $1,000 from the s
Soldier killed in Pierce County motorcycle crash has been identified
A man killed Sunday after his motorcycle slid down a hill and struck a pickup truck in Roy has been identified as a soldier.Cody Inman, 28, was traveling east in the 8200 block of 320th Street South when he noticed a mail carrier and pickup truck stop ahead of him.Inman “crested a small hill to see