OPD Weekly Update

11/20/2013 13:09



The map for the past week: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=339f934ba90a4059bb5252d8e4e1d8d1. Note: An auto recovery reported at 300 Lachman Way NW, which won’t map correctly, has defaulted to Plum St.


Notable Trends:

  • No residential burglaries in the SE area
  • Continued increase in commercial burglaries, variety of entry methods and items taken.
  • Another high week for vehicle prowls, majority unsecured; 2 arrests made


Other Items:

  • Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers supports law enforcement by offering rewards for tips that solve crimes and educating  the community about crime prevention. Learn more at www.crimebusters.org, follow them on Facebook or read this recent feature story: https://www.thurstontalk.com/2013/11/16/thurston-county-crime-stoppers-22-years-success/.
  • The City just hired a new prosecutor to be part of the team holding people accountable for misdemeanor crimes. She is very community-focused and already engaged with the Police Department.





A short explanation for anyone new to the distribution list – this map represents the Part 1 (serious felony person and property crimes) and vehicle prowls that were reported to us in the past week. Click on the icons for more details. This information is one of the tools we use to identify crime trends and allocate resources. Currently this map is being sent to Block Watch groups, Neighborhood Associations, apartment managers and OPD volunteers. Addresses are rounded to the nearest block.


Amy Stull

Senior Program Specialist

Police Community Programs

Olympia Police Department

(360) 753-8049