Amid the crime-related stories last week was this bright spot: a touching tale about Tumwater High School and its homecoming court.
1. Tips sought in Lacey Cabela’s theft: Lacey police are asking the public for help locating a man who is suspected of using another person’s identification to buy $25,000 worth of equipment and merchandise from the Lacey Cabela’s.
2. Life Skills student nominated for Tumwater High homecoming court: The 18-year-old, Noah Otto, is one of four seniors at the school nominated for homecoming king. Tumwater Principal Jeff Broome said he believes it’s the first time in the school’s history that a Life Skills student has been nominated for the royal court. Life Skills is a program that helps special-education students prepare for life after school, focusing on job readiness and independent living skills.
3. Footage of molestation leads to 40-month prison sentence for Lacey man: A Lacey man who was caught on camera molesting his then-girlfriend’s daughter has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.
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4. Suspect has ‘mental episode,’ crashes car on North Thurston High campus: Officers disabled the vehicle and took an adult male into custody without injury, according to the Lacey Police Department. The man was having a “mental episode,” police said.
5. Marijuana seized at rental house owned by Olympia City councilman: A rental house owned by Olympia City Councilman Steve Langer was raided last week by the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force.