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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
    “Stipulated facts bench trial” essentially a settlement … Appreciates   Conditions Not commit any criminal law violations Notify the court … more
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 … more
A transient man was arrested after allegedly trying to fight with several people in a local bar, using his cell phone as a recording device and grabbing a woman by her hair last Saturday. Olympia … more
An allegedly intoxicated man fired a gun from his vehicle just before midnight last night, claiming that a transient man stood in the middle of a downtown intersection and threatened his … more
A transient man allegedly began swinging at Union Gospel Mission staff with a spiked ball attached to a metal stick and had to be wrestled to the ground last Fri., June 4. Olympia police responded … more
“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 … more
The Olympia City Council approved the purchase of land on which a homeless encampment has appeared at 3210 Pacific Avenue SE. The city plans to continue to enable camping and provide homeless … more
Arguing with her son over his alcohol consumption and a cigarette lighter, a mother was assaulted by her adult son on Sunday and was arrested, his fifth arrest in a month. On Sun., June 6 just … more
Upset that he was asked to allow staff to briefly move the ramp to his micro house at the downtown mitigation site, a resident there allegedly shot at the  camp staff with a BB gun last … more
Last Monday, a source claimed that the Olympia Planning Commission revived its plan for the Log Cabin road extension, a proposed street connection that would cut across the LBA Woods. According to … more
Seven or eight squatters were evicted from an Olympia rental home today after Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputies repossessed it on behalf of its owner based on a court order. Some of the … more
A machete-wielding transient was arrested twice in the span of four days last week by Olympia police for threats to “kill people” and robbing a supermarket. Thursday, May 27, … more
Here are four brief news items related to the alleged actions of four men who are living homeless in Olympia, all from two days ago. Destroyed retailer's metal detector Mitchell Hunt, 27, was … more
Exactly 53 weeks after an accidental fire destroyed the south building at Olympia's Quality Inn, another fire took the north building over the weekend.  Firefighters struggled to save the … more
As the Olympia School Board looks towards the next school year, Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Priddy reported at the board meeting yesterday that local schools have experienced low … more
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