Fatal Crash Near Coles Corner Friday Night

A two-vehicle collision on US 2, four miles west of Coles Corner claimed one life Friday night. Washington State Patrol Trooper John Bryant tweeted out that a Subaru Legacy struck a Department of Transportation front loader and rolled over. WSP is withholding the victim’s identity pending notification of next of kin….


Operation Net Nanny Snares 13 Sexual Predators

Thirteen dangerous sexual predators who targeted children in Kittitas County were removed from the surrounding communities thanks to a multi-day operation run by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), and several local law enforcement partners and affiliates.   Dubbed “Operation Net Nanny,” this was the 14th operation around the state with…


WSDOT and WSP Remind Drivers; Chain Up or Pay Up

The Washington State Department of Transportation is partnering with the Washington State Patrol to limit the number of crash-related closures of the mountain passes this winter. WSDOT Spokesperson Meagan Lott says they’ll call State Patrol 12 hours before a major storm hits the mountains. “So there will be a bigger…


Two Injured in Accident Near Smallwoods Farms

Two tourists were transported to Central Washington Hospital after their car crashed through a chain link fence, with one pole entering the car, and then crashing into a telephone pole Monday near Smallwoods Farms in Peshastin. The State Patrol says the 27-year-old driver from Tualatin, OR fell asleep at the…


Semi Driver Rear Ends WSP Vehicle, Charged with DUI

A 25-year-old Outlook man was arrested Friday after allegedly rear-ending a Washington State Patrol vehicle. The accident report says the trooper was flagged down by a civilian to indicate an erratic semi was driving southbound on State Route 281 near George. When the trooper flagged down the semi, the driver…


Washington State Patrol Launches Sex Assault Kit Tracking

The Washington State Patrol’s new online tracking system for sexual assault kits has concluded its roll-out phase and is now fully implemented.   The online system, modeled after a similar one in Canada, is developed by STACS DNA, Inc. Survivors have access to the system, giving them the ability to…


Washington State Patrol Holding Distracted Driving Emphasis

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, distracted driving is the cause of 30% of traffic fatalities and makes up 23% of all serious injury collisions in the…


Slow Down, Move Over Emphasis Happening This Weekend

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis from June 22, 2018 through June 24, 2018. The purpose is to help both troopers and citizens get home safe by bringing awareness to the “Move Over Law”. Troopers put themselves at risk everyday trying to…


Eight New WSP Troopers Coming to Central Washington

At a ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, 39 Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers were sworn in by Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud of the Washington State Supreme Court.  They were presented their commission cards by Governor Jay Inslee and Chief John R. Batiste, who welcomed them into an…