Thurston County Superior Court Judge Gary Tabor said on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that if Olympia Police officer Ryan Donald does not consent to an interview with defense attorney George Trejo, he will order a deposition. George Trejo represents Bryson Chaplin, who will stand trial with his brother Andre Thompson on Oct. 3, 2016, for the alleged assault of Donald on May 25, 2016. Thompson and Chaplin allegedly attacked Donald with skateboards on May 25, 2015. Donald was apprehending the men after a report that they had tried to steal beer from a west Olympia Safeway earlier that night.
The Lacey Police Department performed alcohol compliance checks at 48 local businesses on July 15, 2016. Four businesses — Rite Aid, Chevron, Denny’s and Cheers — sold Corona and Mike’s Hard Lemonade to a 19-year-old undercover operative. Employees may be charged criminally, and investigation of the businesses will be conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
A group of about 20 people gathered Friday at Community Youth Services in downtown Olympia to make blue ribbons to raise awareness about Gail Doyle, missing Tumwater man Logan Schiendelman, and the 563 other Washingtonians on the national Missing Persons Database.