Port Townsend Police Log

Leader News Staff
Posted 11/29/21

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 206 calls between Friday, Nov. 12, and Thursday, Nov. 18. Below are selected reports.

At 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the 200 block of …

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Port Townsend Police Log


The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 206 calls between Friday, Nov. 12, and Thursday, Nov. 18. Below are selected reports.

At 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the 200 block of Quincy Street, a caller said that a set of keys had been left in the door of a restaurant. When officers arrived, both doors were unlocked and no one was in the building. Officers left a message with the owner and were unable to secure the door.

At 12:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, a caller in the 400 block of Sims Way said a man had been lying on the ground near a small black car, and was helped into the vehicle by a customer. Officers found the man extremely intoxicated. The man was working with Believe in Recovery, and was advised not to drive. No crime was committed.

At 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, officers observed a vehicle drift and spin out in the Safeway parking lot. Upon conducting a traffic stop, the driver was cited for a DUI.

At 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, a caller in the vicinity of San Juan Avenue and F Street reported a woman had been screaming for 5 minutes and sounded in distress, but it was unknown what the woman was saying. An officer encountered another resident, who stated the noise was a coyote, and that he had followed it into a field.

At 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, a caller reported a man who was trying to get into a dumpster near the vicinity of QFC. He was pacing and talking to himself. A customer asked store staff to call 911. The man was threatening people and the caller said he might have blood on his hands. Officers contacted the man in the parking lot, who was talking to another man about a vehicle. They seemed to be getting along.

At  4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, a burglary was reported in the 2100 block of Sims Way. Someone had cut the locks to an outdoor storage shed. The owner had ongoing issues with similar behavior, and estimated that the value of stolen scrap metal and parts was around $1,000.

At 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15,  a caller reported that their vehicle, “a cute little red Kia Soul,” had been stolen from her home in the 20 block of Grant Street. The following day, the caller had reported that her house had been burglarized, and it was confirmed that her door had been unlocked. Now, it appeared that her spare keys were missing, and so was her car. The vehicle was paid off.

At 11:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, a caller in the 3300 block of San Juan Avenue said she’d been the victim of fraud. She’d met a man on a dating site, and had been sending him $200 a month for 18 months. The woman told officers that she now agrees with everyone who said she was getting scammed. She said she’d just been lonely, and that the money was deposited into the man’s bank account through direct deposit. She has since blocked the man and told him she no longer wanted to talk to him. She knew she wouldn’t get her money back, but wanted to make sure her Social Security account wasn’t compromised, since she’d given her Social Security number to the man.

At 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16,  a caller asked for a welfare check on their father. He hadn’t been answering his door. The landlord opened the door for officers, who found a deceased 80-year-old man in the residence. Nothing suspicious was noted.

At 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 a caller in the 1400 block of Hasting Avenue reported that someone had cut a lock and stolen a generator that was being kept inside a house undergoing construction.

At 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, a caller in the 200 block of Landes Street said she had been the victim of fraud, as multiple small charges had shown up on her pre-paid Visa card. She stated a woman was caring for her. A claim was filed with the provider of the card. The woman then began rambling about things that had happened years previous, including the theft of dresses and toolboxes. Officers discovered that the card charges had been previously reported to Sequim police officers.

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