Based on reader traffic to our website, stories about beer, crime and police ranked among the most popular last week.
1. Suspect in custody, another at large in downtown Olympia assault: A Thurston County judge set bail at $5,000 for Brynn K. Thomas, an Olympia woman accused of helping a second suspect in an assault at the Artesian Commons Park.
2. Three Magnets Brewing Co. of Olympia renames beer after cease-and-desist letter: Three Magnets Brewing Co. of Olympia has changed the name of its signature beer after another brewery threatened legal action because of name similarities.
3. Rochester residents accused of abusing disabled woman: Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies began investigating the suspects March 20 after a neighbor reported seeing the victim being hit repeatedly in a Rochester backyard. Adult Protective Services contacted the victim, a 58-year-old woman with mental disabilities, who confirmed that she had been abused, according to court documents.
4. Officers take to Olympia’s streets in new night walking patrol: Sola Del Vigo and his counterpart, Officer Paul Frailey, started their new assignment May 6. They walk the streets of downtown Olympia from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The program runs through the end of September.
5. Vandalism threatens Tacoma Rail service in Olympia and Tumwater: Tacoma Rail’s presence in Thurston County might have reached the end of the line after an engine was damaged by a concrete block on the tracks last summer in Tumwater.