Crime

Man arrested after Olympia police car vandalized

Olympia police arrested a man about 2 a.m. Sunday after a police car that belonged to the department’s downtown walking patrol was vandalized.

Chaske Lindgren, 25, was booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault, malicious mischief and resisting arrest, and appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court. Because he has no criminal history, Lindgren was released on his own recognizance, but under the condition he not consume any alcohol. His arraignment was set for May 26.

Witnesses told police the suspect tore off the passenger side mirror and slammed it into the windshield, kicked the car, and threw a garbage can at it.

While detained by police, the suspect struggled with officers and kicked one of the officers in the shins and stomped on his feet, according to police.

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