Port Townsend Police Log | Breaking the honor system

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Posted 6/15/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 156 calls between Friday, May 20, and Thursday, May 26.  Below are selected reports.

At 4:50 p.m. Monday, May 23, a resident walked …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Breaking the honor system

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 156 calls between Friday, May 20, and Thursday, May 26.  Below are selected reports.

At 4:50 p.m. Monday, May 23, a resident walked into the police department’s office in the 800 block of Blaine Street to report stolen medication. He told officers that he had just been released from the hospital and that his pills had been stolen.

The hospital had declined to give him a refill and his doctor said he needed a police report to get more.

At 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, in the 300 block of Sherman Street, a caller reported an argument that had broken out at a homeless camp close by. They said that a man and woman started arguing and yelling at each other. Officers arrived in the area but were unable to locate the two people arguing or the reporting party.

At 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, a resident in the 500 block of 27th Street reported to police that a flower stand near them had been broken into a few days back and money had been taken. The resident didn’t have any info on potential suspects, and said this is the second time it’s happened.

The stand is typically unattended and relies on the honor system. There was an estimated $70 taken from the stand.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24,
a caller in the 1300 block of Sims Way reported a man who appeared to be intoxicated and got into his vehicle and drove away. He left in a red Volkswagen Hatchback on Sims Way. Officers arrived in the area and were unable to locate the man or his car.

After searching for the man on Sims Way, he was found and detained. He performed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test, and blew a .029, which is well under the legal limit. The officer expressed concern over the man’s erratic driving, and the man decided to head home on his bike and pick up his vehicle later.

At 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, an injured animal was reported in the 400 block of West Sims Way. The caller said there was an injured fawn in the roadway.

They had moved the baby deer to the side of the road, and when the officers arrived, the fawn had already left.

At 12 p.m. Thursday, May 26, a caller on the Larry Scott Trail near Boat Haven Marina reported a potentially-dangerous animal. They told police that they’d seen an otter that was acting strange, and believe the critter might have rabies.

It was scratching itself and didn’t appear to be afraid of humans. Officer investigated the situation, talking to a nearby bicyclist and hiker who said they hadn’t seen the otter. The creature was not located.

At 12:10 p.m. Thursday, May 26,
a business owner in the 1000 block of Lawrence Street reported artwork that had been stolen from their pub. They had video evidence but hadn’t gotten the time to review it. They told police that a poster valued at $200  was stolen  from the women’s restroom. An officer talked with the owner and generated a theft report.

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