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The body of a 56-year-old Idaho man was recovered July 17 at East Beach County Park on Marrowstone Island. At 12:22 p.m., July 17, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) received a report from … more
A truck carrying fire extinguishers stopped to help put out a fire on a truck carrying hay at 6:20 p.m., Monday, July 24 on East Sandy Shore Road. Firefighters appreciated the help. Photo courtesy … more
The estate of Thomas Lorecki, who died Sept. 17, 2016 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after hanging himself Sept. 16, 2016 in Jefferson County Jail, has filed a lawsuit against Jefferson … more
A firefighter from East Jefferson Fire Rescue battles a brushfire in the 800 block of Sommerville Road in Chimacum early Friday, July 14. The fire was reported at 3:51 a.m. Firefighters from East … more
A man who is suing Jefferson County because of an incident involving his father at the Jefferson County Jail a year ago was himself involved in an incident July 12 at the jail during which a Taser … more
Beginning July 23, a new distracted-driving law in Washington bans the use of personal electronic devices while driving, even when stopped at a stoplight or stuck in traffic. Offenders can be … more
The Port Townsend Police Department responded to 256 calls for service between July 7 and July 13, 2017, including 2 calls about disturbances, 3 incidents of harassment, 3 reports of thefts, 2 calls … more
Nine weeks after he started cooking meals for nearly 40 inmates, with no days off, Jefferson County Jail Superintendent Steve Richmond hung up his chef’s apron. “In 27 years, we’ve always … more
Editor's note: A PUD official advised The Leader after deadline that the information published in the July 12, issue was incorrect. Although information from the sheriff's log said it was a front … more
Everett Gage of Summit Food Service prepares meals for inmates during his first day on the job at the Jefferson County Jail July 7. Photo by Kirk Boxleitner more
“I don’t see them as adversarial interests,” Jefferson County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Anna Phillips told fellow members of the Sheriff’s Citizen Advisory Committee July 6. “To me, … more
Editor’s note: There are two sheriff’s logs this week because Detective Joe Nole, who provides the information for the log, was in training and unavailable for one week. For the week of July … more
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