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A bald suspect armed with a crowbar who has a taste for vandalism is likely responsible for five burglaries of small businesses on the State Avenue corridor on Olympia's east side since early Sunday morning, according to Olympia police.
The suspect is described by Olympia police spokeswoman Laura Wohl as a white male, bald, about five-feet, ten-inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. The suspect was last seen by a oerson who interrupted him as he tried to break down the back door of the Olympia Honey Baker, a new business at 1713 State Avenue, about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police.
When Olympia officers responded to the citizen's report of a burglary in progress, a K9 unit tracked the suspect's scent to Bigelow Park, where the trail was lost, Wohl said.
Washington State Patrol troopers arrested a nude 39-year-old driver at the Scatter Creek rest area Monday afternoon after he allegedly pulled up alongside another man and committed a lewd act, a WSP spokesman said.
A 51-year-old man is being accused of attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to a Thurston County Sheriff's Office news release.
Olympia police arrested three men at a "hazardous and unsafe" Boulevard Road residence Friday night where neighbors have complained of suspicious activity and landlord neglect.
A 4-year-old boy from Lacey, who nearly drowned over the weekend and was in critical condition after the incident, died Sunday night at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma, Lacey Police Lt. Phil Comstock said Monday.
Emergency crews were dispatched this afternoon to a report of a 4-year-old found in a swimming pool in Lacey, Thurston County.
A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a Lacey pool Saturday, according to a Lacey Police Department news release.
The Olympia Police Department is investigating a missing 16-year-old girl who walked out of an Olympia youth shelter on May 31.