Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to 591 calls for service during the week of Feb. 13-27, 2017. Among the calls were 3 911 hang-ups, 13 animal complaints, 10 …
Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to 591 calls for service during the week of Feb. 13-27, 2017. Among the calls were 3 911 hang-ups, 13 animal complaints, 10 burglary investigations, 3 DUIs, 5 domestic violence reports, 5 reports of harassment, 1 littering complaint, 1 missing person, 1 runaway juvenile, 5 gunshot complaints, 3 suicidal persons and 15 welfare checks.
The incidents below are not all encompassing and represent a portion of incidents to which the JCSO responded.
At 3:38 a.m., Feb. 14, a deputy responded to a Nordland resident who had reported hearing banging noises that the person said sounded like someone attempting to enter the home. The deputy found nothing suspicious and believed the noises could have been caused by animals. The reporting person was advised to call the Sheriff’s Office if the noises continued.
Deputies responded to an alarm at the Sea Change Cannabis Store in Discovery Bay at 2:32 a.m., Feb. 15 and found that the front door had been forced open. The owner told deputies that approximately $4,000 worth of marijuana and other items were stolen during the incident. The burglary is still under investigation.
A Chimacum resident telephoned the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 8:09 a.m., Feb. 15 to report that they had received a telephone call in which the caller asked the resident, “Can you hear me?” in an attempt to get the resident to say “yes.” This is believed to be a telephone scam by which the caller asks, “Can you hear me?” and records the “yes” response, and later uses it to “prove” that the victim said “yes” to a financial commitment with the caller. Citizens receiving such calls should say nothing and hang up.
A burglary was reported at 11:31 a.m., Feb. 15 on the Hoh tribal reservation in which the suspect entered an unlocked residence and stole food. A suspect was contacted by a deputy later that day and confessed to the crime.
A man called JeffCom 911 at 11:07 p.m., Feb. 17 and reported he was at a bus stop near the Port Hadlock QFC grocery store and that he was freezing and unable to walk to the boat on which he was living, because of medical issues. A deputy responded and transported the individual to the Jefferson County Jail lobby, where he spent the night on a cot and blankets.
At 9:47 p.m., Feb. 18, deputies responded to a report from Quilcene of fighting at a party and a 26-year-old female being run over by a vehicle. A 30-year-old man left the scene. The victim was transported by ambulance to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton with non-life-threatening injuries. Three days later, the suspect appeared at the Sheriff’s Office and turned himself in. He was arrested for vehicular assault. Alcohol was involved in the incident. This is an active investigation.
Deputies responded to a call from Port Hadlock at 11:15 p.m., Feb. 19 of a man dressed in camouflage clothing, a camouflage mask and sunglasses who was pointing a bow and arrow at passing motorists between the Jefferson County Library and Irondale Park. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate anyone.
A deputy responded to a request for a welfare check in Port Ludlow at 8:01 p.m., Feb. 19. The deputy knocked on the door, but did not receive a response. Upon looking through a winder, the deputy observed an elderly person on the floor. The deputy forced entry into the residence and found the resident to be conscious and breathing. The victim had been on the floor for at least seven hours. Aid units were called, and the person was transported to Jefferson Healthcare.
At 11:58 p.m., Feb. 21, deputies responded to a request for assistance from the Washington State Patrol in locating a vehicle being driven at a high speed in the Port Ludlow area near State Route 104. Deputies later located the unoccupied vehicle at a locked logging road gate. Deputies used a FLIR (forward looking infrared camera), a device that detects heat, and located a woman hiding in the brush a couple of hundred yards from the vehicle. The woman was determined to be a passenger in the vehicle and was turned over to WSP for questioning. Aid units were called to the scene to treat the woman for a possible heroin overdose and hypothermia.
At 6:08 p.m., Feb. 26, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man in his late 20s, wrapped in a blue blanket, going through mailboxes at the entrance to Cape George Colony. A second report described the man as wearing a yellow jacket and a skirt, with a blanket wrapped around him. Deputies checked the area at that time and throughout the night, but were unable to locate the man. There have been other reports of mail theft in the county. Call 911 if you see suspicious activity near mailboxes. A description of the suspect(s) and/or their vehicle would assist law enforcement in solving the crime.