January 17, 2022

Olympia, Washington: “Olympia Library Staff Fearful After Threats Resulting From Heroin Crackdown”

From The Olympian:

Staff at the downtown Olympia Timberland Library say they are working in fear and one security guard has resigned after Olympia police cracked down on a drug house across the street from the library, court papers state.


Olympia police arrested two people at the Olympia Timberland Library on Wednesday for allegedly making threats to kill a library security guard because they were upset over the staff’s crackdown on heroin use in library bathroom stalls. One suspect followed the security guard into the library Wednesday and intimidated staff, according to court papers.

From KIRO-TV (Seattle):

Library manager Donna Feddern said she was working Wednesday when threats were made against her staff.

“The security guard came into my office, and the man who was threatening him followed him,” Feddern said.

See Also: Video Report from KOMO-TV (Seattle)

See Also: Six arrested after complaints of heroin users shooting up in Olympia library (via The Olympian; September 13, 2013) 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.