Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies responded to 291 calls for service between Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. Among those calls were 14 requests for civil service, 9 domestic violence incidents, 3 reports of harassment, 2 noise complaints and 14 incidents of suspicious circumstances. Officers made 85 traffic stops and conducted 12 field investigations.
The following represent a portion of the incidents that JCSO responded to during that week:
An Anderson Lake Road woman reported that a “very pushy and aggressive” man came to her residence Oct. 24 and attempted to sell her some steaks and also offered free steaks. The resident stated the subject acted as if he was going to enter her house, and she had to ask him to leave three or four times before he finally left. The subject was reported to have been driving a red pickup truck with a white canopy.
A deputy responded to the Lords Lake area of Quilcene at 8:20 a.m., Oct. 25 after receiving a report of a subject hunting on private property. The caretaker of the property had yelled at the hunter, but received no response. The hunter’s vehicle was parked at a locked gate on the property. The responding deputy was unable to locate the hunter, but left a notice on the person’s vehicle reminding them to be a responsible hunter by knowing whether they were on private or public land, and to always have the landowner’s permission prior to accessing private land.
A deputy responded to the Port Hadlock area near Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School at 4:09 p.m., Oct. 25 after receiving a report of an individual hunting on neighboring property. The deputy contacted the hunter, who was hunting with a crossbow, and determined that the hunter had permission to be on the property.
On Oct. 26, a person from out of the area reported that she had been unable to contact her mother, a Marrowstone Island resident with medical issues, by telephone for two days. A deputy went to the Marrowstone Island residence and contacted the mother, and determined that all was OK. The mother explained to the deputy that she had recently acquired a new cell phone and “cell phones don’t work on the island.” At the mother’s request, the deputy called the daughter and advised her of his findings.
JCSO received a report of chickens in the the middle of Van Trojan Road, in the Chimacum area, at 5:21 p.m., Oct. 28. The reporting party was not certain of the exact location as the person was not from the area. The reporting party stated they were attempting to locate the owner of the chickens. The deputy completed an informational report.
Two deputies responded to the Port Hadlock QFC at 3:49 a.m., Oct. 29 in response to a report of possibly 11 men fighting in the parking lot and that a firearm was involved. Five of the subjects involved were arrested on various charges, including assault, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of illegal drugs. A vehicle belonging to one of the suspects was impounded for the service of a search warrant. When the search warrant was served on the vehicle, a stolen handgun, a machete and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia were located and seized as evidence.
At 8:48 a.m., Oct. 30, a deputy responded to Marrowstone Island after receiving a report of a hunter who had just shot a deer on private property. The deputy determined that the hunter was trespassing when he shot the deer, and the case was turned over to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.