Olympia Lowlife – blotter plus extras! 4/4/12
Date/Time: 3/3/2012, 00:18 Hours
Location: 400 O’Farrell Ave SE, Olympia
Incident: Drunkenness and Spousal Punishment
Olympia Police responded the corner of O’Farrell Ave and Capitol Blvd after a man called dispatch to report that he was being chased through the streets by a man with no shirt or shoes. The reporting party stayed on the phone throughout his flight and indicated to dispatch before the OPD’s arrival that the man had stopped chasing him and was now just “ranting and raving in the middle of the street.”
When officers arrived they located the suspect, who was wearing pants, standing on Buker Street. When the man noticed the police presence he began walking away from them and continued to do so even after being spotlighted and verbally commanded to stop via the marked police cruiser PA system. When the suspect finally stopped walking away he still refused to turn and face the OPD officer. Based on the man’s staggering gait, his sweaty body in the dead of night, and his inability to follow commands the officer perceived the subject to be “intoxicated or on drugs.”
When the officer exited his patrol car he instructed the man to sit down, with which the man complied. Then, noting that the suspect was, “very muscular and appeared to be on something,” the officer handcuffed the man, “for our safety and his.”
After speaking with the suspect, who admitted he was intoxicated and apologized for his actions, the police determined that no actual crime had been committed. According to the report, police transported the man to his home and, “Turned [him] over to his Wife [sic].” No charges were filed.
Date/Time: 3/5/2012, 20:40 Hours
Location: 100 Kenyon St, Olympia, Intercity Transit Bus Stop
Incident: Destroying the House of Oscar the Grouch
A 21 year old man who was enjoying an evening respite inside of an Intercity Transit bus stop shelter quickly drew the attention of Olympia Police and the ire of onlookers after he delivered a Mixed Martial Arts style barrage of destruction on… a garbage can.
According to an eye-witness who summoned police, he observed the suspected deliverer of refuse receptacle abuse knock the garbage can off of its previous perch on the side of the bus shelter and then continue to kick, stomp, and throw the garbage can around until it came to rest in some bushes.
When the OPD arrived the suspect was found leaning up against the shelter. As an officer approached, he noted that an open bottle of wine and a backpack were easily visible lying on the ground inside of the shelter. The suspect, who was alone in the bus stop, denied being the owner of the wine, although the officer could smell, “the odor of intoxicants,” coming from him when he spoke. When the officer asked the suspect if he could look inside of the backpack the suspect replied, “Go ahead, there’s nothing illegal in there.” Inside of the backpack was an unopened bottle of wine. Upon this finding the officer again asked the man if the open wine bottle belonged to him. This time the suspect, “nodded (his head) affirmative,” and stated, “It’s obvious since you found the wine in my backpack.”
When asked about his identity the aggressive loiterer stated that he did not have an ID card on him and provided the OPD with a false name and birthday. When that information was not found in the database the suspect was placed into custody for Drinking in Public and Malicious Mischief. During a pat down subsequent to arrest a wallet was found in the suspect’s back pocket that contained an ID card, which positively identified the garbage can thrasher. The man then explained that he had lied about his identity due to an “out of city warrant”.
The suspect was booked at the Olympia City Jail on charges of Malicious Mischief, Drinking in Public, and Obstructing Justice.
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