Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

County Seat - Port Townsend, WA - Dave Stanko, Sheriff

July 3, 2017 through July 10, 2017 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 310 calls for service. A breakdown of some of these calls for service are as follows:

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Total : 310  

Press Log: Week 7-3-2017 through 7-10-2017           Monday, July 10, 2017

Det. Joe Nole #19
Desk 360-344-9747

7/3/2017 @ 1:14 pm, Incident #2017-7337

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Port Hadlock area for a report of an individual stopping in front of a residence and taking photographs of children from his vehicle. The children’s mother walked to the street to confront the suspect and he sped away. The suspect made no attempt to talk to the children. The suspect was described as an approximately 70 year old male wearing black framed prescription glasses. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a possible Lexus. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

7/3/2017 @ 1:07 pm, Incident #2017-7338

A citizen came to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and reported that an individual in the Paradise Bay area was putting red and blue emergency lights on a pick-up truck and walking around wearing a black shirt that said “Sheriff” on it. Deputies responded to the scene and located the suspected hiding in his shower. The suspect was arrested on an outstanding warrant and counseled on the consequences of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

7/3/17 @ 4:59 pm, Incident #2017-7356

A Sheriff’s deputy responded to the Jefferson County PUD facility on Chimacum Road for a report of a bullet hole in the front door. The deputy determined the bullet to be a .22 caliber round that entered through the front door, traveled east through the office, penetrated a dry erase board, and lodged in the dry wall. There are no suspects at this time.

7/4/2017 @ 1:50 pm, Incident #2017-7386

A Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol observed a body in the grass along South Discovery Road near Adelma Beach Road. The deputy stopped to investigate and determined it to be a female lying in the grass eating a sandwich. She advised the deputy that she was okay.

7/4/2017 @ 11:52 pm, Incident #2017-7411

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Beaver Valley area and assisted East Jefferson Fire Rescue with a rapidly growing barn fire. Beaver Valley Road (Hwy. 19) was closed while fire fighters fought the blaze. Units were on scene from midnight until 1:49 am. The fire was determined to have been caused by fireworks.

7/5/2017 @ 5:19 pm, Incident #2017-7452

The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased cat that was standing upright in the middle of the road in the Irondale area. It was reported that vehicles were swerving to avoid hitting the cat. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Animal Control officer responded to the scene, but was unable to locate the cat.

7/5/2017 @ 10:08 pm, Incident #2017-7465

The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing rafter on the Hoh River in the West End of Jefferson County. The missing rafter had launched near the Hoh River bridge at about 2:00 pm and was going to float the approximately 14 miles to the ocean where he was to be picked up. The reporting person advised that the missing rafter was not familiar with the river and had no survival gear, including no type of flashlight or extra clothing, and that he had a history of seizures. The rafter was reported to be wearing a life jacket. A West End Sheriff’s deputy and Hoh Fishery Officers searched the river banks and area campgrounds for the missing rafter with no success. Officers took to the river at about 5:00 am the following morning and at approximately 6:00 am located the rafter on shore across from Cottonwood Campground. He was alive, but cold, and doing okay. Aid personnel responded to the scene, but the rafter refused treatment.

The above incidents are not all encompassing and represent a portion of incidents the JCSO has responded to

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