Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 617 calls in January, according to reports posted on the sheriff’s office website. Among the calls reported on that website were the following:
On Jan. 31, deputies assisted the Washington State Patrol at a traffic collision on Beaver Valley Road near Swansonville Road. The vehicle was not occupied, and it was determined to have been stolen earlier in Port Townsend. A deputy checking the area for the driver located him walking on the highway. He was arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle.
On Feb. 2, a deputy was sent to a Port Hadlock residence regarding an aggressive dog in the area. The large dog was found and could not be captured. However, the dog’s owner was located and issued a citation for an animal at large. The fine for the first such offense is $234.
On Feb. 2, a deputy driving on Rhody Drive recognized a woman whom he knew had a warrant for her arrest. The deputy tried to stop her, and she made an attempt to elude on foot, the deputy said. She was found minutes later and arrested. During the search, heroin and methamphetamine was located on her person. She was booked into Jefferson County Jail for the drug charges and the arrest warrant.
On Feb. 1, deputies along with an officer from the Port Townsend Police Department, two Department of Corrections officers and officials from the Jefferson County Health Department responded to a property on Cub Road in the Port Townsend area. This was in response to a report of health code violations. During the investigation, three people were arrested on suspicion of various charges, including Department of Correction warrants, controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges, reckless endangerment of a child, assault on a deputy and defrauding a public utility.
Deputies contacted Child Protective Services and removed a child from the home because of concerns the residence was unsuitable for a 4-year-old child.
“The removal was in part due to hypodermic needles lying all around, no utilities,” the sheriff’s office stated on its website. “In addition, holes had been dug in the yard with sewage pumped into them due to the lack of a proper septic system,” the website reported.
PUD responded and found the subjects had tapped into a PUD valve and had been taking water from the public utility, the website stated. The health department is working on cleaning up the property in cooperation with the residents, according to the sheriff’s department.