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Category: Lacey


Nurse suspended for stealing medication from patients at Lacey facility

The state has “indefinitely suspended” the nursing license of a woman who stole prescription medication from patients and replaced it with Tylenol, according to the Department of Health.

Katherine Savage-Landrum worked at the Roolan Health Care Center in Lacey when she allegedly stole the drugs January 2009 to June 2009.

The department charged her with unprofessional conduct after she admitted stealing the medication for personal use and replacing it with over-the-counter Tylenol, records show.

Her license was suspended last month.


4-year-old found in Lacey swimming pool

Emergency crews were dispatched this afternoon to a report of a 4-year-old found in a swimming pool in Lacey, Thurston County.

Lacey Police said police and medics from Thurston County’s Fire District 3 were dispatched just before 4 p.m. to a report of a child drowning in the pool of the Diamond Head Apartments located at 1510 College St S.E., Lacey.

Upon arrival, Lacey officers found a father administering CPR to his 4-year-old son.  An officer took over the CPR until medics arrived. The child was transported first to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, and then airlifted to

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Power restored to Anderson Island after outage that started this afternoon

Power was cut to Anderson Island today from about 2:30 p.m. until roughly 7:45 p.m., according to Tanner Electric Cooperative.

The outage happened when some Puget Sound Energy service was affected on the mainland, according to Tanner.

Puget Sound Energy said about 6:30 p.m. that crews were removing a large tree from an overhead transmission line in Thurston County.

About 7,000 customers were affected by the Thurston outage, according to the agency.


Barn on Thurston County Fairgrounds burns in early morning fire

A barn on the Thurston County Fairgrounds used for RV storage burned early this morning, according to Lacey Fire District Three.

Lacey firefighters were called to Carpenter Road Southeast and Stanfield Road Southeast about 1 a.m. after a passerby reported seeing “lots of smoke” showing from the barn. Crews said they arrived six minutes later and found a 50 by 50 foot open-sided barn fully engulfed.

They quickly doused the flames, keeping it from spreading to other structures on the fairgrounds. The barn that burned is called “Hicks Lake Barn” and is rented as RV storage from September to June,

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Investigator unable to tell if baby buried in Lacey-area yard was stillborn, no evidence infant suffered trauma

A forensic anthropologist wasn’t able to determine if a baby found buried in the yard of a Lacey-area home was alive when its teen mother gave birth, The Olympian reports.

As such, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office won’t refer criminal charges against the teen mother or father, who were both 16 when the remains were discovered in October.

The investigator found no evidence that the baby, which the mother said was a girl, had suffered trauma, Thurston County Cornor Gary Warnock told The Olympian.

The mother told a school nurse about the pregnancy Oct. 16, the nurse told police, and deputies

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Lacey man sentenced to 2 years, 5 months in prison for weapons, drug charges

A Lacey man was sentenced to 2 years, 5 months in prison Monday for weapons and drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle also sentenced Dartania Davis, 34, to three years of supervised released. Davis pleaded guilty in August to possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Davis has prior convictions for assault, drug possession and illegal gun possession.

The FBI South Sound Gang Task Force began investigating Davis in May. When they discovered he no longer lived at the Pierce County address he reported

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Deputies looking for Lacey convenience store robber

Deputies are looking for a robber who held up Union Mills Grocery in Lacey tonight, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials were called just before 8 p.m. to the store in the 7400 block of Pacific Avenue Southeast.

A woman who identified herself as the co-owner of the store, but asked not to be named, said the robber took scratch lottery tickets.

Further information was not available Wednesday evening.


Troopers arrest man suspected of following woman on I-5

A 26-year-old Bonney Lake woman may have avoided abduction by calling 911 Friday, troopers say.

She told troopers that she was “afraid to pull over,” after noticing that a man in a black BMW was following her on Interstate 5 by Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The vehicle followed her when she would change lanes, and kept behind her as she continued to SR 512 and then SR 410, where it was stopped by troopers near the Sumner Buckley Highway

When troopers identified the man driving, they learned the woman had a protection order against him related to a domestic violence case

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