Last week’s most read stories on our website were crime-related, with the exception being a story about tighter security at the Hands On Children’s Museum.
1. Sheriff’s Office: SWAT team fatally shoots man holding 3-year-old daughter hostage: A marksman with the Thurston County sheriff’s SWAT team fatally shot a man who was holding his 3-year-old daughter hostage Sunday night, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said.
2. Tattoo artist killed by Thurston County SWAT marksman to end hostage standoff: A SWAT marksman killed 30-year-old Feagaiga Tausaga “Nephi” Leiataua after a three-hour standoff at a home in the 8400 block of 49th Loop Southeast, south of Long Lake near Lacey.
3. Lacey man accused of raping friend at apartment: Michael J. Moore, 28, appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court and faces a charge of second-degree rape. Arraignment is set for Dec. 29.
4. Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia tightens security after complaint: The measures were adopted after a parent reported to staff that she believed a man did drugs in the family bathroom, which is near the museum’s coatroom.
5. Two arrested in Thurston County Christmas gift burglary: Tupu P. Taufetee, 18, was booked into the Thurston County Jail, and appeared before Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon on Thursday. Dixon found probable cause for one count of residential burglary, and set bail at $10,000. A 16-year-old male also was arrested and booked into the Thurston County Juvenile Detention Facility.