Port Townsend Police Log | What's that smell?

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Posted 8/5/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 144 calls between Friday, July 22, and Thursday, July 28. Below are selected reports.

At 9 p.m. Friday, July 22, a caller in the 1500 block …

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Port Townsend Police Log | What's that smell?

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 144 calls between Friday, July 22, and Thursday, July 28. Below are selected reports.

At 9 p.m. Friday, July 22, a caller in the 1500 block of Ninth Street reported suspicious juveniles in the area. The caller said she saw three teens, two males and one female, inside a nearby house with the lights on.

Officers arrived  and approached the home, noting that the front door was unlocked. Officers searched the home, but didn’t find anyone inside.

At 12:40 a.m. Saturday, July 23, a resident in the 600 block of Clay Street reported a nauseating chemical smell in her apartment complex. She told police that the smell could be related to drug activity and felt like she might faint from the odor.

Officers investigated the smell, which appeared to be coming from a bathroom in the building.

They spoke with another resident who said the smell was from baking soda and lemon oil being used to clean the bathroom. Officers noted that there didn’t appear to be any drug-related odors in the apartment complex.

At 6:25 a.m. Saturday, July 23, in the 1900 block of 21st Street, a caller reported possible car prowlers in the area. They said there were two people in a nearby parking lot looking at vehicles, and one of them appeared to be carrying something in her arms.

Officers arrived and spoke with the two, who said they were allowed to use one of the cars there and had permission from the vehicle’s owners. After calling the owner, officers confirmed what the two were saying.

No crime had occurred and the officers left.

At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, July 23,
a caller in the 900 block of Water Street reported a dog locked inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up, and said they were unsure if the canine was in distress.

An officer spoke with the dog’s owner who confirmed the canine was fine.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, an injured deer in the 3000 block of Discovery Road was reported.

The deer was on a resident’s property and was unable to move at all.

Officers dispatched the deer and the resident advised the state of the deceased deer so he could use the animal for food.

At 5:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, a resident in the 1500 block of 19th Street filed a noise complaint after hearing banging on the wall from the apartment below.

The resident has ongoing issues with the neighbor. An officer attempted to speak with the neighbor, but nobody was home.

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