Sheriff's Log


Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 206 calls between Feb. 12 and Feb. 19.

Here is a sampling of those calls, reported by Undersheriff Art Frank on Monday, Feb. 19:

At 2:47 a.m., Feb. 19, a deputy responded to a rollover traffic collision on the Hoh Mainline on the west end of Jefferson County. The vehicle rolled at least twice after hitting a patch of ice. This area of Jefferson County is remote, and emergency services are limited. The driver was transported to Forks Community Hospital.

While driving in the Cape George area at 7:48 a.m., Feb. 18, a driver reported that a vehicle was following her too closely and after passing the caller, the vehicle stopped in front of her. The caller believed this was an attempt to stop and confront her. The suspect fled the scene. Frank reminds drivers: “Remember, if you have a problem like this, be a good witness and obtain a license number and vehicle description if it can be done safely. At the same time, call 911 and leave the area.”

Deputies responded to a traffic collision at 12:45 a.m., Feb. 17 in the area of Larson Lake and Center Road. The initial report to 911 indicated that this incident was a simple rear-end collision. After the investigation, one of the drivers was arrested on suspicion of assault and hit and run.

A Brinnon resident reported at 10:16 a.m., Feb. 16 that their neighbor was keeping a pig in a fenced area of their yard. There was no concern about the health of the pig or any other crime. The concern was that keeping the pig violated the CC&Rs of the housing development. No action is to be taken by the sheriff’s office.

An employee at the Port Townsend Paper Corp. in Port Townsend reported at 10:53 a.m., Feb. 16 that someone had cut a fence and stolen 200 feet of electric cable. The replacement value of the cable was reported to be $2,000. The investigation is ongoing, and any witnesses are encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office. Theft of copper cable and pipe is common; copper cable is very expensive and is sold by thieves for recycle value and a small payday, Frank wrote.

At 7:27 p.m., Feb. 14, a deputy responded to Nordland on Marrowstone Island to check on an elderly woman who lives alone. The caller was the woman’s son who lives out of the area and had not been able to reach his mother for several hours. The responding deputy found the woman had fallen and was unable to call for help. EMS responded to care for the victim. “Jefferson County has a large aging population, and it is important to have contingency plan, such as a neighbor who can check in from time to time or in an emergency,” Frank wrote.

Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a marijuana shop in the Port Hadlock area at 1:45 a.m., Feb. 14. The first deputy arrived and discovered a thief had smashed the window but was no longer at the scene. The investigation continues.


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