Four injured when ATV hits skateboarders
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Four people were being treated for serious injuries Saturday night after a crash involving an all-terrain vehicle and two skateboarders in Tumwater.
K.C. Sanchez, 32, the driver of the ATV, lost control and hit two teenage boys about 5:40 p.m. on the 200 block of X Street, Tumwater Fire Capt. Brian Hurley said.
Sanchez was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and was thought to have multiple skull fractures, according to the Tumwater police. The passenger on the ATV, Jo Romero, 21, was transported to Capital Medical Center with a head contusion.
Hospital spokespeople wouldn't disclose Sanchez's and Romero's conditions Saturday night.
The skateboarders, 15 and 16, also were transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital with possible broken bones, Hurley said.
The Tumwater Police Department and the Olympia, Black Lake, East Olympia and Littlerock Fire Departments also responded.
Man with knife attacks woman, who escapes
A man with a knife attacked an Olympia woman near downtown early Saturday, according to the Olympia Police Department.
The woman reported that she was walking on Fourth Avenue East near Puget Street about 2 a.m. when a man asked her for a light for his cigarette, according to a news release. The two started talking, and he asked to show her a nearby remodeled building. She followed him through a parking lot and into an alley, realized something wasn't right and turned to leave, the release said.
The man allegedly grabbed her from behind, put a knife to her neck and forced her partially into a white Honda sedan. She screamed and pushed her way out of the car, escaping with minor cuts to her neck.
The suspect was described as a white male 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches and 170 pounds. He had brown hair, was clean-shaven and wearing a light-colored plaid shirt and white baseball hat with blue trim on the bill. The Honda is thought to be a mid-1990s model with a dark interior.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Olympia Police Department Detective Bureau at 360-753-8400 or Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.
Gun allegedly fired near The Mint Bar and Grill
Police are looking for a man who allegedly fired a gun in the air Saturday morning across from The Mint Bar and Grill in downtown Olympia, the Olympia Police Department reported.
The man apparently fled in a white Jeep with another man after firing the gun about 1:42 a.m., according to a news release.
No one was injured.
Officers chased the men south on Plum Street to Seventh Avenue, and the suspect bolted from the car and escaped on foot, dropping ammunition and two boots along the way.
Police interviewed and released the driver and recovered two handguns from the Jeep.
The Lacey Police Department, Lacey K9 Unit, Tumwater Police Department, Thurston County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol assisted Olympia police.
The suspect is described as a man in his mid-20s. Anyone with information is asked to call the Olympia Police Department Detective Bureau at 360-753-8400 or Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 360-493-2222.