CRIME & SAFETY
Olympia police, Thurston narcotics task force seize 3,600 fentanyl pills in drug bust
Olympia police have posted images of the drug seizure.
Centralia man charged for allegedly assaulting woman on Wednesday
Bail is set at $25,000 for a Centralia man accused of assaulting a woman, trapping her inside a residence and trying to stop her from calling 911 on Wednesday. The man, identified as
Motorcyclist airlifted to area hospital after wreck on Martin Way East near Lacey
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the collision.
Pedestrian who was hit and killed on I-5 Sept. 14 has been identified
She was 40.
Centralia Police Department welcomes new K9 team
The Centralia Police Department has officially welcomed its newest K9 unit -- K9 Havik and handler officer Kyle Stockdale -- to the department. Havik, a German shepherd, is ...
'Stop violence against women' community planning meeting planned in Chehalis
Hope Alliance, the Centralia Police Department, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office will host a public meeting to prioritize issues surrounding
Woman hit by train in Centralia on Tuesday
A woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after she was hit by a train in Centralia on Tuesday. The woman, who has not been identified by local law enforcement, was reportedly lying
Thurston County Sheriff Announces Temporary Staffing Emergency: What Local Residents Need to Know
Thurston County Sheriff Derek Sanders has announced a temporary staffing emergency due to ongoing staffing problems over the last three years. The county currently has only 36 active deputies for 150,000 residents. The shortage is due to staff illnesses and injuries, training delays, background check issues, and a low number of funded deputy positions.
Four Green Hill inmates charged for allegedly attacking two other residents, staff member
Four Green Hill School inmates are being charged as adults in Lewis County Superior Court for allegedly attacking two other inmates and a staff member at the facility this summer. Four of ...
Man who led drug trafficking organization that delivered drugs in Washington, including Lewis County, gets 15 years in prison
A 35-year-old man from Bellflower, California, who was a leader of a multi-state meth and fentanyl distribution ring, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in U.S. District Court in Seattle for drug
Investigation into Twin Transit director results in warning for drinking alcohol and driving official vehicle
Twin Transit Executive Director Joe Clark received an “oral warning” that will stay in his personnel file for six months for “inappropriate use” of a vehicle after he drank at
Sirens: Criminal impersonation; DUI arrests; Juvenile arrested at middle school after individual 'kicked unconscious'
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Criminal impersonation • A 58-year-old Centralia man was referred to the prosecutor’s office on impersonation charges for allegedly
Second person charged in alleged August robbery at Chehalis Walmart
A second person involved in an alleged robbery at the Chehalis Walmart in August appeared in Lewis County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Rainy Alexandra Chenevert, ...
Bail set at $1 million for man found with up to 5,000 fentanyl pills in Chehalis during JNET bust
A man is facing felony charges in Lewis County Superior Court after members of the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), Thurston County Narcotics Task Force (TNT) and the federal Drug Enforcement ...
Sirens: Woman provided clothing after indecent exposure report; 'Walking around with a machete'; 'Squatting' at a vacant house
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Assault • A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested in the 2200 block of Sirkka Avenue just before 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 22 and was booked into
Alleged drug dealer arrested in Thurston County caught anew in Lewis County while on bail
An alleged drug dealer out on bail was arrested three months after another set of charges. Thurston County Narcotics Task Force (TNT) arrested Waylan R. Graves of Oakville June 2023 after he was caught with thousands of blue pills suspected to contain fentanyl, over a quarter pound of methamphetamine, and three firearms.
Chronicle News Dump 158: If you see a tire pile, scream "TIRE PILE!"
On the 158th episode of The Chronicle News Dump, hosts Aaron VanTuyl, Editor-in-Chief Eric Schwartz, Assistant Editor Isabel Vander Stoep and Photo Editor Jared Wenzelburger discuss the ...
In focus: Beaver eyed as suspect in Centralia fire Friday afternoon
The Riverside Fire Authority responded after a tree with chew marks from a beaver fell at around 3 p.m. on Friday, taking out power lines and causing a fire along Proffitt Road in Centralia. ...
Rochester man charged for allegedly assaulting woman twice
A Rochester man is facing felony assault charges for allegedly beating up a woman twice between Sept. 15 and Sept. 20. The man, identified as Matthew Dennis Rieley Sweeney, 29, was
WA Department of Corrections sued over faulty drug tests,harsh punishment
Cheap, unreliable drug testing in Washington prisons leads to solitary confinement and delayed release from prison. THURSTON COUNTY Columbia Legal Services (CLS) filed a class action complaint against the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), challenging the widespread practice of imposing harsh discipline on people in DOC facilities based on unreliable drug testing. People have faced months in solitary confinement, delays in release from prison, loss of visitation, and other cruel punishments after colorimetric tests have returned “presumptive” positive results on incoming mail and other possessions.