KELA News Headlines for Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Toledo gas station burglary
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the Shell station in the 100 block Molford Road in Toledo about 3:30 Sunday morning. When deputies arrived they found the front door glass was shattered and items were on the ground. No one was there but detectives were able to view video surveillance footage and discovered the suspects were two males with their faces covered. The Sheriff’s Office says the initial estimate is about $1,500 in items were taken and damage to the front door is estimated at $1,000. So far, the suspects have not been identified.
Arrest made in dispute near WF West High School
Chehalis police arrested a suspect in a dispute involving a firearm in the area of W.F. West High School Monday afternoon. According to the Chronicle, Linda Bailey with the Chehalis Police Department confirmed the arrest was made about 3:30 PM. Bailey said police received a report of a dispute in which a suspect pulled out a firearm which they now believe was not loaded. Chehalis School District Assistant Superintendent Mary Lou Bissett told the newspaper that the school went on a modified lockdown after Lewis County Central Dispatch notified them that police were seeking a suspect in the area. Bissett said they locked all the buildings’ doors and only released students to an adult or to the busses.
Lewis County man sentenced in Olympia burglary
A 19-year old Lewis County man was sentenced to 14 months in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to robbery charges stemming from a February incident at the Capital Mall in Olympia. The Olympian reports Joshua L. Meza pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree robbery on September 25 before Thurston County Superior Court Judge Anne Hirsch. He was back in court Friday and asked that his sentencing be postponed for another two weeks so that he could complete a roofing job. Judge Hirsch denied his request, saying she believed it was time for Meza to serve his sentence.
Costco chicken salad linked to E-coli
Authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other western states are investigating E. coli illnesses from chicken salad purchased from various Costco stores in late October. One case of E. coli has been confirmed in King County. Consumers who purchased chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken item number 37719 from any Washington Costco location should discard it.
Gas prices down a little last week
It cost you a little less at the gas pump in the past week. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price in Washington dropped 3 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.48 a gallon. This compares with the national average which fell nine cents per gallon in the past week to $2.06. Including the change in prices in the past week in Washington, we’re paying about a penny a gallon more than a month ago and prices are 60 cents a gallon lower than last year at this time.