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After a pair of illegal fires within the Quilcene Fire Rescue (QFR) district during the burn ban, two demands for reimbursement were issued to property owners for their expenses, which added up to more than $4,000. 

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 The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking the public for assistance in locating the suspect, or suspects, who allegedly poached a bull elk near the Brinnon School.

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A man, a woman and a dog were left homeless after a residential fire in Chimacum whose cause is still under investigation, according to East Jefferson Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer Bill Beezley.

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A notice of infraction was issued to the owner of a vehicle illegally parked in a handicap spot on Washington Street at 1:05 p.m. July 23. Police had warned the driver not to park in the handicap spot the day before.

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A family is picking up the pieces with the help of the local community after a house fire left a family temporarily homeless.

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Students were evacuated from Grant Elementary School after a boiler began to overheat for a short period of time, causing officials to praise the staff and children.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 235 calls between April 7 and April 15, according to Undersheriff Art Frank. Frank reviewed the calls and reported the following incidents of interest to the community:

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Juliet Parfrey, spokeswoman for Jefferson County Commission candidate Ryan Mc Allister, said April 9 she is reluctant to put up any more campaign signs for Mc Allister for fear they may be stolen.

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One of two Jefferson County suspects among the 10 men arrested as part of the “Net Nanny” anti-child-abuse sting operation was found dead in his home of an apparent suicide March 30, according to authorities.

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Ten sexual predators who targeted children, including a number in Jefferson County, were taken off the streets in a multiday operation run by law enforcement, county prosecutors and victim advocate specialists. Additionally, seven children were identified as potential victims of sex abuse crimes.

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The Port Townsend Police Departments responded to 170 calls between March 16 and March 22. Among those calls were 2 911 calls, 2 reports of harassment, 3 noise complaints, 2 reports of theft and 37 traffic stops. Some of the incidents included the following:

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A 28-year-old transient man has pleaded not guilty to second-degree rape of a 20-year-old Port Townsend woman stemming from a Feb. 10 incident on a boat moored offshore the Port Townsend Boat Haven.

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A man accused of assaulting a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy in Brinnon more than a year ago has been sent back to Western State Hospital for another six months, as his competency to stand trial remains in question.

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The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 203 calls for service between Feb. 23 and March 1, including 3 reports of threats, 1 incident of harassment, 11 general alarm calls and 3 reports of trespassing. In addition, officers made 72 traffic stops.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 204 calls for service between Feb. 29 and March 3.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to several hundred calls in the past two weeks. An exact number was not immediately available on Monday, Feb. 26. Here is a sampling of those calls as reported by Undersheriff Art Frank on Monday, Feb. 26:

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The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 181 calls for service between Feb. 16 and Feb. 22, including 3 911 calls, 5 general alarm calls, 3 reports of fraud, 1 noise complaint and 2 incidents of threats made.

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Terrance Lavergne, 28, of the Coyle Peninsula has been identified as the man who was reported missing after a marine incident Feb. 18, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Joe Nole.

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The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 215 calls for service between Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, including 3 reports of domestic violence, 2 suspected cases of people driving while intoxicated, 4 reports of theft and 5 noise complaints. Officers made 66 traffic stops.

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Port Townsend Police Department officers responded to 221 calls for service between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, including 5 911 calls, 4 reports of burglaries, 6 calls for assistance from other agencies, 1 incident of harassment, 4 thefts and 3 reports of threats made. Officers also made 76 traffic stops.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 617 calls in January, according to reports posted on the sheriff’s office website. Among the calls reported on that website were the following:

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All Roxann Anderson wants to know today is that her 16-year-old niece, Bailey E. Scott, who was living with her in Quilcene for the past two months, is alive.

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A man accused of assaulting a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy in Brinnon nearly a year ago has had his trial date moved back from Jan. 15-17 to Feb. 5-6, as his competency to stand trial remains in question.

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The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 191 calls for service between Jan. 5 and Jan. 11, including 2 911 calls, 2 burglaries, 3 DUIs and 6 reports of theft. Officers made 54 traffic stops.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to 338 calls for service between Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, including 13 requests for help with a civil process, 16 field interviews, 4 reports of harassment, 4 incidents of property damage, 2 noise complaints, 9 reports of suspicious circumsta…

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Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee expressed a defiant attitude toward U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced Jan. 4 the rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that assisted the legalization of nonmedical marijuana in Washington, seven other states and the District of Columbia.

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Land use dominated the public comment period of the Jefferson County commissioners’ Jan. 8 meeting, as residents of Marrowstone Island and Tarboo Valley raised concerns about the potential impacts of a proposed marijuana business and a proposed shooting range, respectively, to their neighborhoods.

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Fredrick Tuso had been talking with a family member about the devastating wildfires in California not long before fire broke out Dec. 11 in his own home in Brinnon.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 307 calls for service between Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, including 5 assaults, 3 burglaries, 2 death investigations, 15 requested contacts with the public, 2 complaints of gunshots, 8 incidents of suspicious circumstances, 11 traffic collisions an…

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The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 197 calls for service between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14, including four general alarms, 1 report of a vicious animal, 6 thefts and 6 reports of suspicious activities. Officers conducted 75 traffic stops. Some of those calls included:

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The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 191 calls between Dec. 1 and Dec. 7, including 8 general alarms, 2 burglaries, 2 thefts, 2 incidents of malicious mischief and 3 reports of fraud. Officers made 58 traffic stops. The following are among the incidents recorded.

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