Port Townsend Police Log | Rabid deer

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Posted 6/10/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 151 calls between Friday, May 27, and Thursday, June 2.  Below are selected reports.

At 11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 29, a caller in the 500 …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Rabid deer

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 151 calls between Friday, May 27, and Thursday, June 2.  Below are selected reports.

At 11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 29, a caller in the 500 block of 27th Street reported that their flower stand cash box had been broken into again. They told police that the box was empty when the thief attempted to steal from it.

Police suggested that the caller put cameras up at the flower stand and remove the cash from the box daily.

At 7:20 p.m. Sunday, May 29, a stray canine was reported at the dog park in the 1900 block of Blaine Street. The reporting party told police that a bloodhound had seen a deer and chased after it.

Officers found the dog. The owner was contacted and picked up their pet from the officers.

At 7:40 a.m. Monday, May 30, an injured animal was reported near the Redwood Street and Cherry Street intersection. A deer appeared to have been hit by a car and was seen limping in the area by the reporting party. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the animal. 

At 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, an auto theft was reported in the 1600 block of Sims Way by the vehicle’s owner.

The truck, an older blue Ford pickup, had been stolen over the weekend after the owner had left the keys in the vehicle. The truck was later discovered at the 7 Cedars Casino in Sequim by the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. 

At 2:50 p.m. Monday, May 30, a caller at the Howard Street and Hastings Avenue intersection reported a dangerous animal in the area.

A deer had attacked a dog and was chasing children around. The animal was foaming at the mouth and acting odd, likely suffering from rabies.

The deer was last seen near the water treatment facility in the Hamilton Heights area. Officers looked around but were unable to locate the deer.

At 3 p.m. Monday, May 30, in the 1200 block of Hancock Street, a caller reported that their storage shed had been broken into. Tools, a chainsaw, edge trimmer, and a weed whacker, along with batteries, were all taken from the shed. The items’ total value was approximately $1,000. A police report was taken.

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