Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to 355 calls for service between July 31 and Aug. 7. Among the calls were 13 animal complaints, 5 reports of burglaries, 30 …
Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to 355 calls for service between July 31 and Aug. 7. Among the calls were 13 animal complaints, 5 reports of burglaries, 30 requests for help with civil process, 29 field investigations, 4 fraud-related incidents, 4 reports of littering, 10 requests for patrols, 4 reports of shots heard, 2 calls about suicide, 14 calls about suspicious circumstances, 7 traffic collisions and 15 traffic complaints. Officers made 57 traffic stops.
The following reports are a sampling of calls to which deputies responded.
A deputy responded to the Paradise Bay area after receiving a report of two people camping near the Village Store at 9:22 a.m. on Aug. 1. The reporting person stated that when they walked by the campers, who were in sleeping bags, one of the campers pulled out a handgun and then put it back after the person had passed. The reporting person walked by the subjects a second time and the suspect pulled out the handgun again. The deputy contacted the subjects in the sleeping bags and determined that it was a toy gun and that it had not been brandished so no crime had occurred.
At 10:44 p.m., Aug. 1, a deputy responded to a report of aerial fireworks being ignited in the Shine Road area. The deputy patrolled the vicinity and observed no fireworks. A deputy observed that with the extremely dry weather and high fire danger, this is definitely not the time to be lighting fireworks.
Mailboxes were reportedly being broken into in the Goss Road area of Cape George on Aug. 2. Mail theft is an ongoing issue not only in Cape George, but in other areas of the county as well, a deputy said. If residents observe strangers getting into mailboxes, report it to the sheriff’s office. Vehicle license number, vehicle description and suspect description would be helpful for the investigating deputy. However, deputies urge people to never approach a suspect or put themselves in danger in attempting to obtain that information.
A deputy responded to the Glen Cove area on Aug. 2 after receiving a report of aerial fireworks being ignited at about 5 p.m. The reporting person also stated that the same activity had occurred the previous day. The deputy patrolled the vicinity and observed no fireworks.
At 7:46 a.m. on Aug. 3, after a monthlong drug investigation, deputies served a search warrant in Quilcene for methamphetamine sales. Items recovered during the search included approximately 1 ounce of suspected methamphetamine, a digital scale, miscellaneous prescription medications and $2,461 in cash. The male and female residents were arrested on drug-related charges and booked into the Jefferson County Jail. The cash has been seized by JCSO.
Deputies responded at 1:37 p.m., Aug. 5 after receiving a report of an 85-year-old male in an electric cart who had been struck by a vehicle in the 1st Security Bank parking lot in Port Hadlock. The vehicle, which had left the scene, was later located. The 74-year-old vehicle driver stated he did not know he had struck anyone and thought he had hit a curb. The driver’s wife arrived on the scene to take him and his vehicle home. She told deputies on the scene that her husband would no longer be driving. The victim, who sustained a head laceration and other possible trauma, was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be contributing factors in the incident.
A resident of the Four Corners Road area reported on Aug. 5 that sometime within the past week, someone had stolen a retirement check from a mailbox. The case is under investigation. Deputies urge anyone who sees something suspicious, including a possible mail theft in progress, to report it to the sheriff’s office and include a description of the suspect and/or vehicle.
Kids serving lemonade – on the rocks?
Five juveniles between the ages of 6 and 11 were reported to have a lemonade stand set up on Aug. 1 and one of them was throwing rocks at passing vehicles in the Jacob Miller/Hastings road area.
A 6-year-old girl was the primary suspect, a responding deputy concluded. When the deputy arrived on the scene, he saw no juveniles and the lemonade stand was gone. No vehicles were struck in the incident.