How do I report a collision not investigated by law enforcement?
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Collision Records Section is proud to announce the release of
the Online Motor Vehicle Collision Reporting (OMVCR) website. This new web based program will allow
citizens involved in a collision that was not investigated by law enforcement to complete and
submit their collision report online.
This new program will allow users involved in a collision to easily navigate through the web based
program, complete the report and receive a collision report number upon completion. The collision
report number is a key piece of information as involved parties make efforts to get vehicles and/or
property repaired. This new program will also allow users to print and/or save the completed report
for personal records.
The website will offer a help selection to assist with detailed instructions and frequently asked
questions about completing a collision report. Additional questions can be directed to the
Collision Records Section at the following email address: CollisionRecords@wsp.wa.gov.
What are the rules about solicitors and panhandlers in Tumwater?
The City has no municipal code or law that prohibits or limits transients, panhandlers or solicitors from standing on the street corners or outside businesses within the City limits, as long as they are located on public property and they are not interfering with ingress/egress. A business has the ability to limit where and/or if a panhandler can be soliciting on their private property.
How do I request a police report or record?
Additional restrictions apply to release of police department records. Certain records or portions thereof may not be available for public viewing. These include but are not limited to:
• Information about complainants, victims or witnesses when non-disclosure has been requested
• Information that would endanger a person’s life, physical safety or property.
• Information that would violate a person’s right to privacy (i.e. social security number, medical information, etc.)
• Information regarding juveniles
• Information in relation to an active investigation
• Information involving confidential informants or intelligence files.
Call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY. Please answer all questions and stay on the line until told otherwise by the call receiver.
Call the Non-Emergency Dispatch number at (360) 704-2740, unless you need an immediate response to a fire, medical or police emergency. Using the non-emergency number helps keep the 9-1-1 lines available for persons reporting emergencies. This number is monitored 24-hours a day.
Non-emergency: Call the Tumwater Police Department number at (360) 754-4200. The kinds of calls that are appropriate for this non-emergency number would include nuisance complaints such as noise, parking, etc. This number is only monitored during the normal work week. (M - F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Power Outage: For power outages, please call your electric utility, generally Puget Sound Energy in Thurston County at 1-888-225-5773.
For more information about the dispatch process, visit the TCOMM website
or by phone at (360) 754-4200. (M - F: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Call the Dispatch number for reporting after business hours at (360) 704-2740. If the vehicle is creating a traffic hazard, call 9-1-1.
How do I Leave an anonymous crime tip?
You can report anonymous crime tips (involving any crime) through Thurston County’s Crimestoppers tipline at 1 (800) 222-TIPS or at www.crimebusters.org. It’s completely anonymous and you could receive a $1000 reward.
How do I report a missing person or juvenile runaway?
If there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance or the individual is a vulnerable person (child, developmentally disabled, elderly, etc.) call 9-1-1 immediately.
Otherwise, call the non-emergency dispatch line, (360) 704-2740. For other cases, call the non-emergency number at 360-754-4200. You DO NOT need to wait 24 hours before reporting a missing person.