Olympia, WA (Sunday, 5-10-15) — Around two in the morning on May 10, 2015, witnesses saw a man vandalizing the Downtown Olympia Walking Patrol’s vehicle. They located the officers to inform them of the vandalism.
Witnesses saw the suspect, twenty-five-year-old Chask’e Lindgren, tear the passenger side mirror off the patrol car and slam it into the windshield. He kicked the car and threw a garbage can at it. One witness was in his car nearby and started honking his horn to try and get Lindgren to stop.
With assistance from a witness, the officers located Lindgren walking a couple blocks away from the incident. Walking Patrol called out for Lindgren to stop, but after looking at the officers, he continued to walk away. As officers attempted to detain Lindgren for questioning, he resisted their grasp while swearing and pulling away from them. Both officers restrained him, but were not able to cuff him until back up arrived.
While waiting, Lindgren started kicking one of the officers in the shins and stomping on his feet. Once other officers arrived and Lindgren was cuffed, he kicked at the vehicle and tires. Lindgren struggled with officers as they attempted to put him in the patrol vehicle, refusing to sit and preventing officers from putting his legs into the car.
Lindgren was booked at the Thurston County Jail for third degree assault, malicious mischief and resisting arrest.
by Andy Hobbs
Olympia, WA (5-11-15) — Olympia police arrested a man about 2 a.m. Sunday after a police car that belonged to the department’s downtown walking patrol was vandalized.
Chaske Lindgren, 25, was booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault, malicious mischief and resisting arrest, and appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court. Because he has no criminal history, Lindgren was released on his own recognizance, but under the condition he not consume any alcohol. His arraignment was set for May 26.
Witnesses told police the suspect tore off the passenger side mirror and slammed it into the windshield, kicked the car, and threw a garbage can at it.
While detained by police, the suspect struggled with officers and kicked one of the officers in the shins and stomped on his feet, according to police.