Port Townsend Police Log

Laura Jean Schneider
Posted 12/7/21


The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 126 calls between Friday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 25. Below are selected reports.

At 3:37 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, a caller on …

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 126 calls between Friday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 25. Below are selected reports.

At 3:37 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, a caller on Vista Boulevard reported that someone had stolen a generator worth $1,200.

At 11:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, a woman in the 600 block of Cleveland Street reported that her two Husky dogs had escaped her vehicle and were on the loose. She said they were both wearing collars and tags with contact information on them. The caller was contacted by someone 10 blocks away who had located the dogs.

At 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, a woman in the 1300 block of Water Street reported an altercation with her sister. Officers arrived on scene and discovered both women had been drinking. Injuries seemed equal to both women, and included a knot on the head, a gash on the head, sore ribs, and a bleeding and perhaps a broken toe. The older sister said the younger sister bit her on the thigh. One of the sisters was visiting from Seattle. One was too drunk to drive and stayed in the hospital, after asking to be checked out after the fight. The tussle appeared to have started at the Port Townsend School of Massage.

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, a caller reported that someone had smashed the glass out of the bus stop in the 500 block of Water Street.

At 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, a man from Poulsbo who took a Viking cab to Safeway arrived without sufficient finds to pay the $85 fare. He couldn’t retrieve money from the teller machine at Safeway. His mother was contacted, and she paid for the charge on the phone with her credit card.

At 8:43 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, the man from the previous call arrived at the 2300 block of Washington Street, asking to talk to the manager about getting a trespass charge dropped. The caller suspected the man had come to harass a co-worker. The man left the business before officers arrived.

At 10:39 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, a caller reported that a man in the 1000 block of Water Street was getting in the face of others and yelling. No assault was made, but the man seemed to be angrily trying to show people his hat. The man was believed to be possibly impaired or on drugs. The man was known to officers, who arrested him on outstanding warrants and took him to jail.

At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, a report was made of a man at the hospital who had already been treated but refused to leave. Officers gave the man a ride to the shelter and dropped him off. 

At 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, a man who had been trespassed from a business on the 2300 block of Washington Street previously returned, and was refusing to leave, according to the caller. When officers arrived, the caller said the man was her ex and that he wouldn’t leave her alone. The man’s trespass had expired on Oct. 14. A new admonishment was written and given to the man, who was found sitting on a picnic table at Safeway. He was waiting for a bus but said he didn’t have anywhere to go. Officers provided him with a blanket, hand warmers, and water.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, a caller in the 100 block of 21st Street said an unknown man had been sitting on his porch. When the caller opened the door to confront the man, he fled, jumping a fence. Officers arrived and located a very intoxicated man who appeared to have urinated on himself, and called one of the officers an “a**hole.” The drunk man said he had lost or misplaced his bike. The man was advised to have a friend drive him home, and was told by officers that the owner of the home he had fled was armed and went to look for the man.

At 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, a caller reported that a bathroom in Chetzemoka Park had been broken into and that someone used the toilet to great effect. No water was on in that facility, however, but next door was an unlocked functioning bathroom with running water. The caller stated this happens six or seven times a year while the restroom is closed.

At 12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, a caller in the 3900 block of San Juan Avenue reported an upset female teen had left the property after being confronted about smoking in the bathroom. The school contacted the girl’s mother, who was unable to pick her up. The school followed up with police, advising them that everything was OK.

At 11:57 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, a caller near the fairgrounds said a man had set up a  tent and was sleeping in it. Officers contacted the man, who was from out of town and stated he didn’t know where to sleep. He was advised to sleep in his vehicle or at the ferry dock. The man pulled chalks and headed out.

At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 in the 3900 block of San Juan Avenue, drugs that included tobacco, a partially smoked cigar in a baggie, and other unknown substances were confiscated by school staff. The caller wanted to have officers take the items.     

At 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, a caller whose car was parked near the 2300 block of Sims Way reported that the windows of the vehicle she was storing there had been broken the night previous.

At 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, a caller reported that another person had threatened them via Facebook with physical harm. The threats stemmed from a social media post and the resulting discussion. The caller blocked the person and was afraid of retaliation, but didn’t want to file a report.

At 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, a caller in the 2300 block of Ebony Street claimed that someone had taken things from a package. However, it appeared that Apple had not clarified to the caller that they would be sending an empty box in which to ship a broken computer.

At 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 in the 1900 block of Sheridan Street, a caller reported that an older man walking in a parking lot had told the caller, “You got something coming to you.” The caller wanted the threat recorded.

At 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, a caller said a man had threatened to cut his artery and told the caller that he had a knife. The caller left the area, the threatening male left with another male, and both appeared transient. Officers arrived, but the threatening man was not located.

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