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November 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Would-be robber confronted, runs to Olympia police for help

A man who tried to rob a woman at gunpoint ended up running to Olympia police for help after he botched the stickup, police said. The woman, who works at a downtown Olympia bar, stepped outside to smoke a cigarette in a dark alley Tuesday night, police said. A man walked up to her and demanded a cigarette. According to police: When the…


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September 30, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Olympia criminal hotspot: the library

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — One of the places frequently calling the police for help in Olympia is the library. There were 78 calls from the library in 2010, 175 last year and 149 through the first half of this year. The Olympian reports the Olympia Timberland Library is considered a hub for the homeless. Common calls include…


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February 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Olympia auto thief gives truck owner rude awakening

An armed man stole a pickup in Olympia early this morning while the owner was sleeping in the truck bed, according to The pickup’s owner was snoozing in the canopy-covered truck bed around 1:14 a.m. when the thief climbed into the cab and drove off from the parking lot of the Capitol Medical Center.  The owner…


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