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The CARE Wellness Center is presenting its first Juneteenth Jubilee on Sat., June 19, 2021.
On June 19, several Juneteenth events have been long planned prior to President Joe Biden’s signature confirming Congress' vote earlier this week recognizing it as an official holiday. While …
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This is the motorcycle Sawyer Barlow says he bought, with no key or papers, from "a guy named Tony" according to Lacey police.
A Lacey man located his stolen motorcycle nearly a month after it had been taken when he walked through the parking lot of the Lacey Home Depot on May 27, 2021. Lacey police arrested Sawyer …
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Closeup of woman's hand drawing black tar heroin into a needle.
An intoxicated man was stopped by a Thurston deputy in Bucoda after he nearly caused a collision with an on-coming driver on Tue., June 15, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. After …
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Jill Severn
Back in the day, some farmers used to test their soil by tasting it. If it was sour, it was too acidic; to sweeten it, they added ground limestone or wood ashes. These days, the Thurston …
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Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek, the Thurston County Health Officer.
Hello Thurston County! We are continuing to see our community COVID-19 transmission rates gradually decline. Today our transmission rates are 102.1 cases per 100K over 14 days per the Risk …
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The Thurston County Housing Authority is interested in purchasing the former OYO Hotel in Tumwater, above, and converting it into long-term housing for senior citizens and "neighbors with disabilities."
On Wednesday, the Port of Olympia continued to push its proposal to facilitate use of a parcel of its airport property to provide long-term housing. Port of Olympia Executive Director Sam Gibboney …
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This is the truck driven by Joshua Todd on Tue., June 15, shown where it was parked when he was contacted by a Thurston County Sheriff's deputy.
A local grocery store clerk called 911 dispatch after noticing that an intoxicated customer was getting behind the wheel of his truck on Tue., June 15 just after 6 p.m. Joshua Todd, 44, of …
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Russell Lee Denham, Jr. in Feb. 2021.
A man with over 17 different domestic violence and assault cases in multiple jurisdictions was held by the Olympia Municipal Court on $15,000 bond on Wed., June 16. Russell Lee Denham, Jr., 36, …
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Dustin Kornelussen, June 2021
A man was arrested for being found with employee property and keys to a business that he did not work at on Tue., June 15. Dustin Kornelussen, 35, of Olympia, was caught by two Michels Corporation …
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David Ross
Michael Campbell of Lakewood recently made headlines by shooting a catalytic converter thief twice, dragging him behind a pickup truck, and leaving his body in a field 20 miles north of here. This story is more than sensationally gruesome, it is sad and wrong:
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Life
On Tuesday, the Washington Center for the Performing Arts' leader gave an update on the current building improvements after it had closed down for 15 months following the coronavirus pandemic. In …
 The City of Tumwater unveiled the new facilities and improvements for the Deschutes Valley Trail during the regular city council meeting on Tue., June 15. Tumwater Engineering …
City of Olympia hosts Omo Africa for its Juneteenth celebration The city of Olympia invites residents to participate in its upcoming Juneteenth celebration called Omo Africa in honor of …
“It's a celebration,” Councilmember Lisa Parshley said after the Olympia City Council shared its plan to open not just one but three dog parks during the regular city council meeting …
On Saturday, the Nisqually Land Trust highlighted the valuable role of the Nisqually Indian Tribe in environmental conservation during its annual auction. Yelm Mayor JW Foster, and Executive …
Olympia headlines

Enraged driver frightens homeless couple; both sides call 911

Suspecting a transient couple of attempting to access his vehicle, an enraged man chased them from a nearby gas station to their mitigation site, earning himself an arrest for reckless driving last …

Alleged to be DUI on her way to the women’s shelter, driver spends the night in jail instead

An allegedly intoxicated woman initially refused to stop after the patrol vehicle behind her car had its emergency lights activated. She finally did so after pulling into the parking lot of a closed …

Well-known Olympia transient man randomly attacks stranger

A transient man whose behavior has been profiled in The JOLT twice previously over the past month punched a pedestrian twice, used several racial slurs and then ran off in downtown Olympia on Sunday …

Man arrested five times in a month accepts 12-point second-chance deal

    “Stipulated facts bench trial” essentially a settlement … Appreciates   Conditions Not commit any criminal law violations Notify the court …

Lacey headlines

Alcohol relapse blamed for behavior leading to brother seeking to evict brother

Lacey police received several calls regarding an intoxicated man who allegedly threatened to accuse his brother of molestation because he was being evicted from his brother’s house on June …

Shoplifting suspect released at the scene

A woman avoided jail on May 28 after being accused to shoplifting at Walmart because she told police she recently tested positive for COVID-19. Barbara G. Beach, 26, of Olympia, was contacted by …

28-year-old transient man accused of throwing underage female to the sidewalk

A local transient man was arrested after shoving his under-aged girlfriend and throwing her onto the sidewalk at about 12:30 p.m. on June 3. Lacey police were dispatched last Thursday to the 1200 …

Grandfather arrested for DUI and reckless endangerment

An allegedly intoxicated man was arrested for driving under the influence while his six-year-old grandson was in the backseat on May 6. Neil Siereveld, 58, blew a 0.203 on the field sobriety test …

Tumwater headlines

Accused Walmart burglar allegedly pried open doors

A woman allegedly broke into a closed Walmart and attempted to exit with a cart full of merchandise before being stopped by two Tumwater police officers last Thursday. Walmart employees were …

Booze, beers, bumper, Blazer

Despite standing next to his disabled car which witnesses say had hit a parked car, ran over a yellow curb and almost hit a building, an allegedly intoxicated man told Tumwater police that he was not …

No injuries when DUI suspect crashed into school bus

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office reported that an intoxicated man with a suspended driver’s license, driving a stolen vehicle, crashed into a school bus on Tuesday. The school bus …

Tumwater police note argument between driver and passenger

Last Sunday, Tumwater police initiated a traffic stop of two men who were arguing in a car that turned out to be stolen. The driver, Jose Perez III, 30, a transient living in Tacoma, was taken …

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