Criminal Apprehended

Recently a potentially dangerous criminal was taken into custody in OUR neighborhood.   Read below for information,  Please be aware of what is going on in the area and report any suspicious activity.


———- Forwarded message ——— From: Christopher Hurst <> Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 6:44 pm To: Smith, Tyler D -FS <>, Griffin, James V -FS <> Cc: McNeil, Brian -FS <>, Coughlin, Mary -FS <>, Schmutz, Todd – FS <>, Schramm, Martie -FS <>

Tyler & James,

Today at about 1PM Pierce County Deputies arrested a violent fugitive on a warrant on the 70 Road at the Winnebago that we reported to you earlier.  He was in the Chevy Colbalt when he was arrested, the one that built the camp on 28 Mile Creek that we sent you the photos of on a number of occasions.  He is one of the guys from that camp, the Winnebago and the pop-up tent trailer and White Jeep.  They are all part of the same criminal organization.

The community was apprised that a violent fugitive was in Greenwater and we had the attached photo of him that was passed around.  This information came from a Detective with a bail firm who hunts fugitives.  We just got the picture yesterday.  He is part of the group of criminals who operate out of the places we have already reported to the USFS on a number of occasions.  We also believe that they are the ones who burglarized the USFS property on the 73 Road.

This morning, Jake, the caretaker from CRR, said that he saw the guy on the 70 Road yesterday when he was driving around.  I went up the 70 this morning like I usually do to check the signs and saw him coming from the Winnebago, which has been parked there for at least 2 months at the second 7013 pull off (and was parked on the 7030 for most of the summer) and walking to the Chevy Colbalt which was parked at the 7013 across from the gate.  I went to the Greenwater Store and had them call Pierce County who sent 4 officers in multiple vehicles up to arrest him.  They came quickly and took him into custody.  The woman who I sent you guys a photo of at the encampment fled into the woods.  I am not sure if they caught her or not.

I talked to the bail guy who told me that this guy (Jeremy Olson) is extremely violent and has spent 20 years in prison for Murder in the Second Degree.  They arrested him on Burglary, Drug and Assault Charges today.  Evidently he has also assaulted government agents and is considered to be extremely dangerous.

We have sent many emails and photos of these guys for quite a while now and we understand that it takes time to make a case.  We very much appreciate all of the USFS folks who work up here and how they help our community and the forests, and we also know how stretched thin you guys are having to cover so much territory.

But here is my concern:

Just yesterday Brian and Mary of the USFS went on a tour up the 70 Road in uniform and in a USFS vehicle.  Had they come across this guy, and for any reason, come in contact with him, they are not armed and might have been assaulted or killed by him.  The same could have happened to Cody or Cameron or any other person wearing a uniform.

The Winnebago, the Chevy Colbalt, the Chevy truck and the White Jeep are all connected and they have also been committing significant crimes of cutting many trees and building the camp on 28 Mile Creek, not to mention the burglaries in the greater Greenwater Community and very likely the theft from the USFS.  They have been living up here in the woods illegally for many months.  When we have cleaned up their areas, as reported previously, there is much evidence of drugs and possibly stolen property.  Some of it is still at the encampment at the 28 Mile area that seems to have now been abandoned for the winter.  However the Winnebago is still there and it houses convicted murders and fugitives from the law.  This is putting our entire community at risk, not to mention the rest of the public who use the forests in the winter for recreation and also the USFS employees who might come in contact with one of these people and get injured or killed.

We really hope you can remove the illegal campers and tow these vehicles somewhere out of the forest and charge the suspects so they might not come back and commit more crimes and put forest users at risk.  I think we are lucky that no one got hurt up here and 7 months is too long for them to have been here in the first place.