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A Lynwood man pleaded not guilty to charges of motor vehicle theft, assault and attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle in his court arraignment on Nov. 22 at the Jefferson County Superior … more
Almost a year to the date after the public hearing on Jefferson County’s first attempt to regulate shooting ranges in Jefferson County, many of the faces at the hearing on this year’s … more
The Port Townsend Police Department received 165 calls for service during the week of Nov. 4-10, which included the following number of calls in the following categories: • 911: 6. • … more
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received 284 calls between Nov. 1 and Nov. 8. Below are some of the notable calls from the week. At 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 1 a caller reported a burglary had … more
The trial for a man charged with vehicular homicide has been moved to February after he attempted to commit suicide on the day of his previously scheduled trial. A mistrial was declared on Oct. 29 … more
A fisheries enforcement officer with the Hoh Tribe was sentenced to a prison term of 12 months and a day on Nov. 8 for the rape of a child in the third degree. Ernie Penn, 43, of Forks, pleaded … more
Three people were reported dead after a fatal collision involving a single vehicle traveling northbound on SR 19 drifted off the road and struck a tree around 4 a.m. Monday morning. more
Leader news staff news@ptleader.com A Jefferson County jury found a Chimacum man guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty after a trial on Oct. … more
A 60-year-old man from Port Angeles escaped from the Olympic Correctional Facility in Jefferson County around 7 a.m. on Aug. 11. Inmate Mark D. Vannausdle is reported to be a white male, 60 years … more
A 62-year-old Port Townsend man charged with child molestation was initially ordered released by the magistrate judge Aug. 8, pending trial, but the U.S. Attorney’s office successfully prevented his release. more
Port Townsend is a small enough town that local residents and motorists noticed when there appeared to be more patrol cars on the streets than usual July 19, but Port Townsend Police Chief Michael … more
Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Keith Harper has released from jail the Cape George woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death June 5. more
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