Port Townsend Police Log | Bounty on his head

Leader news staff
Posted 11/27/20

Port Townsend police received 112 total calls for service between Monday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 8. Below are selected reports.   

At 4:05 p.m. on Nov. 2, a caller in the 400 block of …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Bounty on his head


Port Townsend police received 112 total calls for service between Monday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 8. Below are selected reports.   

At 4:05 p.m. on Nov. 2, a caller in the 400 block of Sims Way said the back window of a car had been broken. Responding officers were unable to determine how the window had been broken or if it had been broken intentionally. It did not appear that any attempt at accessing the vehicle had been made.  

At 4:55 p.m. on Nov. 2, officers were called to a grocery in the 400 block of Kearney Street after a woman  dressed in all black and wearing a cheetah mask took multiple items from the baking aisle of the store. The woman reportedly stuffed items into her pockets. At time of police contact, no items were found on her person. Police are awaiting video of the incident and the woman was released pending a review of the video. 

At 6:26 p.m. on Nov. 3, officers were called to the 700 block of Cass Street after a person in a large white truck with an extended bed was seen driving around and removing campaign signs endorsing the Democratic candidate for president. An additional call reported the same. 

When officers located the truck, they were met by a member from Jefferson County Democratic Party Headquarters, who had indeed been going around collecting their signs. Officers thanked the driver for pulling up their signs. 

At 5:05 p.m. on Nov. 4, a caller in the 100 block of Hudson Street told police that sometime over the night an unknown person stole their electric bike. A cable securing the Rad Powerbike, valued at more than $1,000, appeared to have been cut in the theft. The bike was reported to a national stolen bike registry. It was described as black with orange markings.

At 5:20 p.m. on Nov. 4, officers received a report of a threat made near the county fairgrounds in the 4900 block of Landis Street. 

A man told police that he had been threatened a week ago and another threat had been made that day. The man told police that a bounty had been placed on his head. He said another man had approached him and an argument ensued in which a knife had been pulled on him. 

The victim told police he did not know the man who made the threat. 

Witnesses confirmed the argument had happened but none reported seeing a knife. Officers were able to locate the man based on a description about four hours later. The man is known to police to experience mental health issues. 

Officers did not find him carrying any weapons, but it did appear that he was having mental health issues. Officers determined that he was still able to care for himself and he did not pose a danger to himself or others. Information on the incident was forwarded to a behavioral health navigator. 

At 9:56 a.m. on Nov. 4, a caller in the 4000 block of Hill Street reported finding a large stash of newspaper and mail in his mailbox. It was determined that the mail had been taken from various boxes in the area. Police have no suspects. 

At 1:10 p.m. on Nov. 4, police responded to a call of a man in the 2300 block of Sims Way who had stripped down to his underwear and was attempting to swat at passing cars, stop traffic and enter vehicles. 

The man was also reported to be running in and out of traffic and had repeatedly pulled down his underwear. 

When officers arrived, they found the man appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine and was hallucinating. 

Responding officers determined the man was unable to care for himself due to some manner of drug-induced delirium. Police requested a response from a rage aggression and delirium standby team, which included medical staff. 

Responding officers were able to convince the man to walk to a gurney and lie down. Responders were able to transfer the man to a nearby hospital for evaluation and care.

At 1:51 p.m. on Nov. 4, police received a call for an unwanted person at a recreational marijuana store in the 2100 block of Sims Way. Due to his behavior he was asked to leave by staff members and became argumentative. Law enforcement made contact and issued a trespass admonishment which will remain in effect for one year.

At 10:54 a.m. on Nov. 5, police received a report of a theft sometime overnight near the Lawrence Street and Polk Street intersection. A laptop, valued at roughly $500, had been taken out of a truck. Officers were told it may be possible that the passenger door had been left unlocked. 

The laptop was described as an Apple MacBook Pro.

At 9:52 a.m. on Nov. 6, police received a report of a theft in the 4900 block of Landis Street near the fairgrounds. The victim told police that his wallet had been stolen and debit cards within the wallet had been used to withdraw $2,400. The wallet also contained about $300 in cash. 

The cards had been used to withdraw cash via ATMs in Port Hadlock and Port Townsend. 

At 3:41 p.m. on Nov. 7, a burglary was reported at a vacation home in the 200 block of Lincoln Street. A window was removed from the home and several items had been taken from inside. The incident happened sometime between the previous Sunday and the time the report was taken. A padlock on the garage door also appeared to have been damaged.


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