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Washington Lawmakers Face Divide Over Changing Law to Prosecute Officers Who Use Deadly Force

Posted by Chronline.com // OLYMPIA — Community advocates have perhaps never been closer to pushing through a change in the Washington state law that protects police officers from prosecution when they use deadly force. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/washington-lawmakers-face-divide-over-changing-law-to-prosecute-officers/article_278c349c-b65f-11e6-8bee-0f27482f5689.html

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Seattle to End Use of Convicts to Clear Homeless Camps

Posted by Chronline.com // SEATTLE (AP) — City officials in Seattle say they will no longer use state corrections crews for homeless encampment cleanups after the city’s Human Rights Commission raised concerns over the use of p More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/seattle-to-end-use-of-convicts-to-clear-homeless-camps/article_6b5502bc-b65f-11e6-a8f9-2f1618cc14f5.html

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Report on ‘Hostile’ Work Environment in Commissioners Office Complete, Not Yet Released to County

Posted by Chronline.com // A report detailing an outside investigation linked to a complaint that claims a Lewis County commissioner created a hostile work environment has been completed, but the official report has not yet bee More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/report-on-hostile-work-environment-in-commissioners-office-complete-not/article_c1957d5a-b65f-11e6-ac4a-677f08ee65c4.html

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Man Previously Arrested for Beating Father With Pipe Arrested in Randle for Violating Protection Order

Posted by Chronline.com // A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating a protection order against a man he was previously accused of assaulting, according to court documents and Chronicle archives. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/man-previously-arrested-for-beating-father-with-pipe-arrested-in/article_0fc92f44-b660-11e6-b0e0-7bd6b6cf2f55.html

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Suspects Found With Stolen Vehicle Face Additional Charges After Search

Posted by Chronline.com // Two suspects charged last week after being found with a stolen vehicle are now facing drug possession charges after officers and a drug-sniffing dog searched the vehicle. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/suspects-found-with-stolen-vehicle-face-additional-charges-after-search/article_2dcae92e-b660-11e6-a395-4774aca3bf83.html

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Sex Offenders Register as Transient in Thurston County

Posted by Chronline.com // Two sex offenders have recently registered as transient in the Thurston County area, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/sex-offenders-register-as-transient-in-thurston-county/article_8ddbea98-b660-11e6-8efb-efed94142ea4.html

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Toledo Man Charged With Attempting to Elude Centralia Police

Posted by Chronline.com // A Toledo man is being held on $20,000 bail after allegedly running from police in Centralia Wednesday. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/toledo-man-charged-with-attempting-to-elude-centralia-police/article_dbf685a8-b660-11e6-9b9e-e3a6df94ad94.html

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County Receives More Than $92,000 for Indigent Defense for Inmates

Posted by Chronline.com // The Board of Lewis County Commissioners on Monday accepted some $92,597 from the state Office of Public Defense to help fund the county obligation to provide indigent defense in court.  More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/county-receives-more-than-for-indigent-defense-for-inmates/article_1c1a97dc-b661-11e6-b260-4b61514bfe6e.html

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Chehalis Burglary Suspect Charged After Allegedly Stealing Shoes, Violating Protection Order

Posted by Chronline.com // A Chehalis woman was arrested Friday evening after being found in a house belonging to a man she was previously convicted of assaulting and was barred from contacting. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/chehalis-burglary-suspect-charged-after-allegedly-stealing-shoes-violating-protection/article_0e788d1e-b661-11e6-be6e-331bd4392f53.html

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Trial Scheduled for Vader Woman Charged With Theft of Insurance Benefits

Posted by Chronline.com // A trial for a U.S. Postal Service employee  charged in Lewis County for allegedly enrolling a person who was not qualified on her employee benefits package, thereby fraudulently receiving about $350,0 More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/trial-scheduled-for-vader-woman-charged-with-theft-of-insurance/article_a190d43a-b661-11e6-95dd-9f836410eefa.html

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Updated: Woman Hides, Calls 911 During Alleged Home Invasion Burglary in Centralia

Posted by Chronline.com // A 20-year-old man from Federal Way with no criminal history was arrested Saturday on suspicion of breaking into the Centralia home of his former basketball teammates while one terrified resident hid i More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/updated-woman-hides-calls-during-alleged-home-invasion-burglary-in/article_1ac2022a-b662-11e6-b1f4-0fa0ab0b5716.html

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Despite Some Confusion, Winlock Council Votes to Approve Police Deal With Toledo

Posted by Chronline.com // On Nov. 21, Toledo city councilors expressed surprise and confusion at changes proposed by the Winlock City Council to its contract to provide police services to the neighboring south Lewis County cit More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/despite-some-confusion-winlock-council-votes-to-approve-police-deal/article_62a02da6-b662-11e6-9aa4-eff936aa7bf8.html

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Firefighters Protect House, but Garage and Vehicles Destroyed in Blaze South of Chehalis

Posted by Chronline.com // A garage fire south of Chehalis Tuesday evening destroyed a garage and its contents, but it was extinguished before it could spread to a nearby house, according to the Riverside Fire Authority. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/firefighters-protect-house-but-garage-and-vehicles-destroyed-in-blaze/article_174fe644-b729-11e6-8a35-cbcb2214e409.html

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Suspect in Centralia Drive-By Shooting Arrested

Posted by Chronline.com // The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect sought in a Tuesday afternoon drive-by shooting in the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/suspect-in-centralia-drive-by-shooting-arrested/article_a3588f1a-b729-11e6-9a57-83d24d425716.html

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Suspect in Theft of a Dozen Guns in Chehalis Held on $200,000 Bail

Posted by Chronline.com // A man accused of stealing 12 guns from a Chehalis home Saturday is being held in the Lewis County Jail on $200,000 bail on 15 felony charges. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/suspect-in-theft-of-a-dozen-guns-in-chehalis-held/article_90ecf2a6-b771-11e6-99c2-bb2786b3a2bf.html

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Police: Suspect in Tacoma Officer’s Death Shot and Killed

Posted by Chronline.com // SEATTLE (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer has been shot and killed by police after a lengthy barricade situation, authorities said early Thursday. More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/police-suspect-in-tacoma-officer-s-death-shot-and-killed/article_28edacc8-b7f2-11e6-83da-872347d6be73.html

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Fishing Guide Pleads Guilty to Keeping Wild Coho From Cowlitz River

Posted by Chronline.com // TACOMA (AP) — A longtime Washington state fishing guide pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal misdemeanor charge that he violated the Endangered Species Act by helping clients keep a pair of wild coho More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/fishing-guide-pleads-guilty-to-keeping-wild-coho-from-cowlitz/article_8812e67c-b7f3-11e6-83f6-8fc6f1fd0774.html

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Tenino Police Chief Meets With the Public to Plot Department’s Course

Posted by Chronline.com // Tenino police chief Don Moody says he is committed to curating a police department that fits the particular needs and desires of the Stone City that he serves.  More information available on Chronline.com:  http://www.chronline.com/crime/tenino-police-chief-meets-with-the-public-to-plot-department/article_8b16139c-b7f5-11e6-b60a-23a2d20e9284.html