Jefferson County Sheriff's Log | Road rage in Chimacum

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Posted 11/27/20

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received 265 calls for service between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6. Below are selected, notable incidents. 

At 10:33 a.m. Oct. 31, police were called to the …

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Log | Road rage in Chimacum

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received 265 calls for service between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6. Below are selected, notable incidents. 

At 10:33 a.m. Oct. 31, police were called to the scene of a burglary in Brinnon.

Someone had broken a padlock to enter a private shed near Highway 101 and took three chainsaws, a hedge trimmer, two stepladders, about 100 feet of rope, and one red gas container. 

The resident said the theft occurred sometime after Oct. 27, but was unsure of exactly when. 

There are no suspects. 

At 3:33 p.m. Oct. 31, police were called by a Sequim woman claiming to be the victim of domestic abuse. 

The woman promptly hung up without identifying herself or explaining the situation and did not answer when police attempted to call her back. Finally, police learned the woman’s address but upon arrival at the house police found the doors locked and nobody at home. 

A neighbor said the couple that live there had left earlier, obviously arguing. Their car was still missing, she added. When asked, the neighbor said she had never seen any signs the woman was abused, but promised to call police if she did.

At 11:50 a.m. Nov. 1, a Port Ludlow woman called police about an attempted scam.

The woman, 67, said she had been receiving texts from a person she did not know about a garage sale ad she’d recently placed. 

The person had sent a check for much more than she was asking for the items and instructed her to cash the check and send back the extra money. When she did not cash the check the texts became threatening, she said, and the person said they would hurt her and that they knew where she lived. 

Ultimately, the woman returned the check to the post office and blocked the number.

Police said such check-based scams are increasingly common and directed her to a federal fraud reporting service. 

At 1:18 p.m. Nov. 1, a road rage incident left one vehicle damaged on Center Road in Chimacum. 

A man told police another driver had pulled in front of him, cutting him off, to which he’d responded with a rude gesture. 

The other man then promptly stopped in the middle of the road and got out of his car. When the man accelerated and tried to drive around, the other man — described as being in his 40s, with a black beard and hat — kicked his car, denting the area above the front passenger’s side wheel. 

A report was filed. 

At 10:12 p.m. Nov. 1, police cited and released a man for driving with a suspended license in Port Hadlock. 

The man was stopped by an officer on patrol on Rhody Drive near Irondale Road and taken briefly into custody before being released. 

A report was filed. 

At 11:59 a.m. Nov. 3, a Quilcene man said someone had broken into his trailer and dumped sand fleas in his home. 

The incident, he said, had actually happened five weeks ago, but he’d delayed reporting it while he conducted an investigation so as to determine the culprit. Ultimately, he’d concluded it was the work of a conspiracy. He would, he told police, write and submit a report. 

The man is known to local authorities, police said, and suffers from regular mental health problems. 

At 7:10 p.m. Nov. 6, a noise complaint summoned police to an area of Schwartz Road on Marrowstone Island. 

The caller reported a noise like fireworks coming from a nearby home but, as it was not excessively late, police delayed an investigation until about 10 p.m. Upon visiting the area, they spoke with a man familiar to them from past dealings who appeared to have been drinking. He said the noise was likely caused when he’d accidentally tossed an old propane canister on his trash fire. 

Police told him burning trash was illegal and spoke with him at length about safety and courtesy, then informed the original caller of their findings. 

A report was filed. 

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