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A vehicle stolen from Tenino was located by a citizen deep in the woods off Skookumchuck Road S.E. Since the vehicle was approximately 150 yards off the roadway in the woods, a tow truck could not be utilized to recover the stolen vehicle. Using manpower from two deputies and two Tenino offi…

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As a result of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit, St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and seven other CHI Franciscan hospitals will forgive as much as $20 million in debt, pay $2.22 million in refunds, pay the Attorney General’s Office $2.46 million, and rehabilitate the credit o…

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On April 12th, Tumwater Police K-9 Officer Mize and K-9 “James” assisted officers with the Yelm Police Department with a narcotics investigation. K-9 “James” conducted a free-air sniff of a vehicle the Yelm officers had stopped and were investigating for possession of narcotics. K-9 “James” …

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Yelm Police were investigating the recovery of a stolen vehicle in the Safeway parking lot this week when a customer notified them that her vehicle had just been stolen. The woman had gone into the store about 6:50 p.m. and when she returned at 7:37 p.m. it was gone. Police said they believe…

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After running the plate of a vehicle leaving a known drug area off Grove Road on April 22, a Yelm Police Officer found the registration was expired. The officer initiated a stop but the driver took off, leading them on a pursuit around several Yelm back streets and at one point were travelin…

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On April 27 at about 3:30 a.m. an officer witnessed a car driving 50 mph in a 25 mph zone on Cullens Road. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, which continued on to Crystal Springs Road and then onto Canal Road, speeds reached 80 mph at some points. The officer attempted a PIT maneuve…

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A 2001 Ford Explorer was taken from the parking lot at Easthaven Villa sometime between April 13 and April 15. The victim told police the vehicle was normally left unlocked with the keys in the ignition due to a malfunctioning steering column. 

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A Yelm Police Officer attempted to pull over a vehicle around 3:21 p.m. on April 19 after witnessing the driver run a stop sign at Coates Road and Edwards Street. The green Subaru Forester failed to stop and actually passed another car on the right shoulder and sped up from police, according…

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A man reported on April 21 that sometime stole his 1997 Honda Accord from his driveway on Quail Meadows Court. The man told police he’d left town on April 12 to get his household goods from his last duty station. When he returned home to find his car missing he also found an impound notice t…

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A student at Yelm High School was caught by campus security having smoked pot in a car on school grounds on April 15. The student allegedly admitted to it when confronted and handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The student was released into parent custody and charges were referred to th…