Incidents of Interest

October 2018

October 13, 2018 at about 12:18 PM Case 18-11226,
A deputy stopped a vehicle at 1200 Center Road. The driver’s license was suspended 2nd degree and the vehicle did not have an ignition interlock device. The driver was cited and released.

October 13, 2018 at about 7:00 AM Case 18-11213
A deputy responded to a call of about 30 sheep walking on the roadway on Center Rd north of Egg and I Rd. The area was checked and the herd, flock or mob could not be found.

October 12, 2018 at 9:40 PM Case 18-11202
A deputy was called to the area of Engle Rd in Port Townsend regarding a series of three explosions that were definitely not gun shots. The area was checked and the source of the explosions could not be found.

October 13,2018 at about 12:40 PM Case 18-11230.
A 911 caller reported people shooting in the area of 400 Old Hadlock. The deputy found the two that were shooting and determined they were lawfully hunting in the area.

October 12, 2018 at 9:22 PM Case 18-11200
A deputy stopped a vehicle on Center Rd at Ole Torkelson and determined the driver was under the influence. The driver was arrested for DUI and booked at Jefferson County Jail.

October 10, 2018 at 1:18 PM Case 18-11122,
A deputy was called to a trailer park in Port Hadlock regarding a speeding vehicle that hit the callers dog. The dog had to be put down due the injuries received. The roadway is a private road and the dog owner says the accident happened because the vehicle was exceeding the 10 mph speed limit on the private road. No action could be taken by JCSO regarding the alleged speeding vehicle. Another fact that should be considered is that any animal owner needs to exercise control over their dog at all times. Jefferson County Code. 6.07.050 Animal at large.

October 10, 2018 at 1:17 PM Case 18-11119
A deputy stopped a vehicle at milepost 6 on Highway 20. The vehicle did not have current registration. The driver was determined to have a suspended license and had never transferred title to the vehicle after purchasing the car. He was cited for all the violations and released at the scene.

October 9, 2018 at about 7:34 PM Case 18-11117
Quilcene Fire Rescue was dispatched to a possible brush fire at a residence at the bottom of the Toandos Peninsula (Coyle). The resident was burning debris and tree trimmings in a fire well in excess of the size allowed and burning prohibited fuel. Due to the size of the fire, the fuel being burned and the lack of on-site water to control a fire of that size it was believed to violate reckless burning . The case was forwarded to the county prosecutor for evaluation and possible charging.
RCW 9A.48.050
Reckless burning in the second degree.
(1) A person is guilty of reckless burning in the second degree if he or she knowingly causes a fire or explosion, whether on his or her own property or that of another, and thereby recklessly places a building or other structure, or any vehicle, railway car, aircraft, or watercraft, or any hay, grain, crop or timber, whether cut or standing, in danger of destruction or damage.
(2) Reckless burning in the second degree is a gross misdemeanor.

October 9, 2018 at about 2:15 PM Case 18-11087
A deputy was called to a residence on Gardiner Beach Rd after the resident thought she heard someone in the attic. The attic was searched and no one was found and there was no evidence that someone or something had ever been there.

October 2, 2018 at about 11:30 AM Case 18-10814
Deputies responded to a home in Brinnon because the resident was arguing with his daughter’s boyfriend. When the deputy arrived, the boyfriend was gone. The father has told the boyfriend not to return. And if he did, he could be subject to arrest for trespassing.

October 2, 2018 at about 12:02 PM Case 18-10815
A person driving by Cook Ave and Hastings saw two vehicles stopped in the middle of the street and the drivers were arguing. The caller watched for a few minutes and the arguing parties left without further confrontation. The fact that the caller was able to report the parties were gone prevented deputies from a long response for nothing. This should only be done from a position of safety and well away from any confrontation.

October 2, 2018 at about 7:25 PM Case 18-10832
Person driving on Duckabush near Highway 101 struck an elk in the roadway. This caused extensive damage to his vehicle. The driver called 911 and reported the collision wanting a report. After talking to a deputy on the phone, he said he would self-report using the WSP website. The report on the website meets the legal requirements for reporting most collisions.

October 2, 2018 at about 7:30 AM Case 18-10808
A deputy was called to a home in Port Ludlow. This was due to an ongoing neighbor dispute. This is a case of two people who do not get along and no crime has occurred. Absent a crime, JCSO is not able to intervene and provide a resolution. The deputy suggested applying for an anti-harassment order at the District Court if the problem persists.

October 1, 2018 at about 10:22 PM Case 18-10803
An anonymous person called to report loud music at a home in Port Hadlock. The deputy responded and did not hear any noise. He later checked the area a second time and heard music just after midnight. The homeowner was asked to turn it down and did. It is important to remember that any action by the sheriff’s office may be minimal if the person calling does not want to give their name.

October 1, 2018 at about 5:11PM Case 18-10894
A deputy responded to assist WSP and Fire Units at a traffic collision on Hwy 20 and about Milepost 2. The deputy remained at the traffic collision to assist with the investigation of a fatal traffic collision as needed.

October 6, 2018 at about 6:00 PM Case 18-10971
A 911 caller reported a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Center Rd near Ole Torkelson in Chimacum. A deputy responded to the area and found the vehicle. He stopped the vehicle and ultimately arrested the driver for DUI and possession of methamphetamine.

October 6, 2018 at about 9:20 PM Case 18-10990
A deputy stopped a vehicle in the area of South Discovery and Arcadia Dr. in the Port Townsend area. The driver was arrested for DUI and booked at JCSO jail.

October 5, 2018 at about 8:40 AM Case 18-10902
A resident in Port Hadlock called to report her neighbor had placed a large log in her driveway and requested a deputy come out and speak to him about it. The caller reported this was due to an ongoing neighbor dispute. The deputy responded and discovered the log was actually a plastic tiki carving that had fallen over. The deputy placed it back upright.

October 1, 2018 at about 2:39 PM Case 18-10787
Deputies responded to a Nordland residence regarding the homeowner’s adult son causing a disturbance. The son was reported to be heavily intoxicated and possibly breaking items. After deputies arrived and the son calmed down the parents did not want any action. They did report that if there were additional problems they would seek an eviction.

September 2018

September 21, 2018 a few minutes before midnight Case 18-10444
A caller in Quilcene called 911 to report that a man and woman were running down the street at Highway 101 and Bowen St. Deputies responded to assist the Washington State Patrol. The cause of the problem was a bad reaction to the use of illegal drugs. The call was handled as a medical call by Quilcene Fire Rescue.

September 21, 2018 Case 18-10431
A deputy contacted a female at Chimacum Rd and Old Hadlock Rd. it was determined that she had a warrant for her arrest from Island County. She could not be arrested on the warrant because Island County would not accept their warrant. This is common that suspects with out of county warrants are not arrested because the agency holding the warrant will not accept the subject when contacted out of the issuing county.

September 19, 2018 Case 18-10344
A man called JCSO to report that his wife had his cell phone and he wanted a deputy to get it back for him. The wife denied she had it. Law Enforcement does not get involved in refereeing marital disputes over property. If it gets to this point, it is probably time to contact an attorney for help.

September 19, 2018 Case 18-10338
A victim of fraud came to JCSO and reported that someone took a few hundred dollars form her account by unknown means and from out of the area. These crimes are extremely frequent and almost impossible to investigate. Keep and eye on your accounts and work with your bank to identify fraud.

September 19, 2018 at about 11:30 AM Case 18-10316
A caller notified 911 that there were rocks in the roadway near a logging operation on Cape George Rd. The rocks were caused by logging trucks entering the roadway. The deputy responded and the roadway was clear. The crews running these operations are usually responsive to vehicle safety and likely cleared the roadway once they were aware.

September 19, 2018 at about 1:00 AM Case 18-10299
A male called 911 and reported that he was in Port Hadlock and being chased by a cougar. Deputies responded to the area and located the male. It was determined that there were no cougars and the “sighting” was caused by the use of illegal drugs. He was ultimately released to a family member.

September 18, 2018 at about 5:00 PM Case 18-10286
A deputy was contacted by a woman on Marrowstone Island who wanted to report her husband missing. He was overdue after running errands. In this case, the missing husband returned home minutes later. He was at the local library and lost track of time. If you have a family member that you have ongoing concerns about please keep in mind cell phones can easily be used to locate loved ones or you can look into Project Lifesaver that is administered by the Sheriff’s Office. https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/278/Project-Lifesaver

September 18, 2108 at about 2:00 PM Case 18-10282
A deputy responded to a traffic collision in the 4400 block of Oak Bay Rd. The collision was a single vehicle off the roadway and down an embankment about 40 feet. The driver was able to climb out of the car on their own. Due to their injuries they were airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle.

Sept 13, 2018 at about 1120 AM
Case 18-11094
A deputy responded to the area Hastings Ave W and Middlepoint Rd regarding a horse that was stuck in a fence. The deputy arrived and the horse was freed from the fence and returned to his home. The horse was not injured but the fence needed some repair. It should be noted that JCSO Deputies are on pace to respond to over 600 animal related calls this year.

Sept 13, 2018 at about 8:30 AM Case 18-10094
A woman called 911 and reported that a male friend of hers was parked in the lot of Chimacum High School and threatening suicide. JCSO deputies responded to the school and arrived within 2 minutes. The male was contacted in his vehicle near the perimeter fence on Rhody Drive and it was determined he was not suicidal and did not have any weapons. He posed no threat to anyone. Ultimately, the male, who had no lawful business at the school was arrested for unlawful possession of prescription medication.

Sept 13, 2018 at 7:43 AM Case 18-10087
While working speed enforcement in front of Chimacum High school on Rhody Drive, a deputy stopped and cited a driver for speeding. This is a school zone and the fines are doubled. Since the beginning of the school year, 23 speeding tickets have been written in the school zones and two more tickets for drivers talking on their cell phones while driving. One of the speeders was driving a Jefferson County Transit bus.

Sept 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM Case 18-10030
A deputy found a father and his adult son in a physical altercation behind the Kivley Center on Oak Bay Rd. They were both agitated but did calm down after several minutes. In the end, they didn’t want any assistance from JCSO and walked home together.

Sept 11, 2018 at about 10:32 AM Case 18-10016
A deputy stopped a vehicle on West Valley Rd for speeding. He recognized the passenger and knew he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant. The suspect was taken into custody and booked at the JCSO jail. The driver was cited and released for speeding, not having a valid driver’s license and no current insurance.

Sept. 11, 2018 at about 3:56 AM Case 18-10013
A resident of Greenville Court in Port Townsend heard someone opening the back door to get into this house. The homeowner armed himself with a firearm and met the suspect at the back door. The homeowner called JCSO and deputies responded to the scene. The suspect was arrested without incident.

September 8, 2018 at about 9:30 PM
18-9919
A driver was stopped on Brinnon Lane at Highway 101. The driver was driving with a suspended driver’s license. The driver was cited and released at the scene.

September 8, 2018 at about 12:45 AM 18-9895
A deputy stopped a driver in the area of Nesses Corner and Chimacum Rd. The driver, who is under 21 years of age was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).

September 6, 2018 at about 1230 PM 18-9860
A resident in Port Ludlow called to report an explosion in their neighbors garage. JCSO and PLFR responded and found the female resident next door had driven through the garage door and hit the wall. The angle the vehicle hit the wall caused the vehicle to climb the wall and roll onto the driver’s side. The driver was not injured.

September 5, 2018 at about 11:43 AM
18-9735
A local realtor called to report that they had located six internet ads for a house that they had listed. The ads were offering the house for rent and were not authentic. This is likely a set up for a real estate rental scam. Another case of buyer(renter) beware.

September 5, 2018 at about 10:44 AM 18-9732
Deputies responded to a traffic collision on State Highway 19, (11000 Rhody Drive). WSP did not have a Trooper available to respond to handle the collision and requested the assistance of JCSO to investigate the collision as needed.

September 4, 2018 at about 9:52 AM
18-9731
A homeowner called 911 to report that two long term house guests who had been invited to stay at the residence and were no longer welcome. The wanted JCSO to remove them from the house. Unfortunately, this process will require an eviction.

September 4, 2018 18-9719
A family member in Port Townsend called 911 to report a relative with dementia had walked away and was missing. Deputies responded to assist with the search. Fortunately, the missing person had not gone far and was located quickly. JCSO maintains the Project Lifesaver program to provide body worn GPS devices that help find people in distress quickly. If you have a family member who is vulnerable to becoming lost or disoriented, please check into this service. Information is available at https://www.jeffersonsheriff.org/278/Project-Lifesaver.

September 3, 2018 at About 10:14 AM Case 18-9655
A report of a possible illegal fire on West Valley Rd in Chimacum sent JCSO and EJFR to a residence. The homeowner was using his barbeque and there was no fire. It can be helpful if folks who call 911 take a second look to help determine if there is actually a need for JCSO and fire personnel to respond.

September 2, 2018 at about 9 PM
  18-9639
A deputy responded to an address in Port Townsend regarding fireworks being shot into the air. Fireworks of any kind are illegal at this time of year. Needless to say the destruction that can come from the careless use of any firework this time of year is obvious.

September 1, 2018 18-9607
A deputy responded to a residence in Brinnon regarding a possible stolen travel trailer. The owner had it posted for free and after showing it to a couple interested parties it disappeared. NO stolen vehicle report was taken. He doesn’t really want the trailer back but also doesn’t want to be held responsible as the past registered owner. He will now have to contact the state to clear up the title. Remember that until a vehicle is transferred, the registered owner can be held liable for future costs.

August 2018

August 28, 2018 at about 1:56 PM 18-9492
Deputies contacted a male on Chimacum Rd who was reported to be laying in the street. When he was contacted, he was hiding in the bushes along the roadside. This male was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant from Kitsap County.
Case 18-9540, on August 30, 2018 at about 8 pm a deputy responded to a burglary in Brinnon. The suspect was observed taking kayaks and other equipment from inside the residence. The deputy located the suspect and he was arrested for burglary.

August 29, 2018 at about 12:25 PM 18-9490
A resident of Port Hadlock reported she was the victim of an internet theft. The suspect requested money to help the victim get a grant worth several thousand dollars. Remember, you cannot get something for nothing. The victim is out $300.00.

August 28, 2018 18-9478
Sometime overnight unknown suspects vandalized a large tractor / mower that was parked on Penny Creek Rd in Quilcene.

August 28, 2018 18-9467
A resident of Marrowstone Island called to report a theft of packages from her mailbox. No suspects are known. This is a common occurrence and almost impossible to solve. More and more people are placing cameras in a position to see the thieves in action.

Abandoned boat and trailerAugust 28, 2018 at about 1125 AM Case 18-9420
A deputy impounded a junk boat and trailer that was left on the shoulder of the highway at 1200 Four Corners Rd. It is becoming more and more common that people leave junk vehicles, boats and RV’s on the highway to avoid the costs of disposing of them properly. Like any other illegal littering or dumping, the cost of the cleanup is passed on to the taxpayer.

All the identifying numbers were removed from the boat / trailer or purged from state records. Ownership cannot be determined. If you happen to know where this boat came from please forward the information to JCSO by calling 360-385-3831 or you can submit a tip at this link Tip Line


August 24, 2019 at 10:28 PM
18-9349 
A deputy responded to a home in Port Townsend regarding a residential burglary. The thieves broke into the house through an open window when no one was home and took a laptop, jewelry, a guitar and a handgun.

August 24, 2018 at 1:23 PM 18-9329
Animal control responded to an anonymous report of ongoing dog barking at a house on Cleveland St in Port Hadlock. No action was taken, mostly due to lack of information that is due to the RP refusing to provide information.

August 23, 2018 at 6:38 PM 18-9290
Deputies were sent to an address on West Boat in Port Ludlow regarding a disturbance. It was determined that no crime had occurred at the house. However, one of the subjects involved had a warrant out of King County for a domestic violence related charge. The subject was booked at the Jefferson County Jail and will be transported back to King County.

August 21, 2018 at 11:42 AM 18-9160
A driver of a commercial moving truck was stopped for speeding on Highway 19 near the airport. The driver was determined to be driving on suspended license. He was cited for speeding and the suspended license. The passenger took over the driving responsibilities for the day.

August 21, 2018 at 9:50 AM 18-9153
JCSO Animal Control responded to a Port Ludlow Location in response to a dog bite of a small child. The dog was surrendered to Animal Control the following day.

August 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM 18-9128
A woman called 911 from the Port Ludlow to report she was the victim of an assault by her boyfriend. The suspect had just left the scene in a vehicle. Minutes later the suspect was stopped and detained on Highway 104. The victim was contacted and the crime was determined to have happened in Kitsap County. The suspect was arrested and transported to Kitsap County and turned over to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

August 20, 2018 at 8:08 PM 18-9139
A deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Highway 104 and Garten Rd. The driver was determined to have a suspended license and a warrant from Kitsap County. The driver was cited for the violations and released as Kitsap County would not accept the suspect on the warrant.

August 21, 2018 at 11:58 PM 18-9120
A deputy stopped a vehicle on Center Rd South of SR 19. The vehicle, a 1990 Honda was displaying a license plate belonging to a Jeep. While the deputy was walking to the car the driver of the Honda drove away and a short pursuit followed. The Honda driver drove at speeds near 115 MPH and “ran” vehicles off the road. Due to the extreme danger to the public, the pursuit was terminated. The Honda fled south on Center Rd and was seen in Quilcene a few minutes later. The vehicle was observed again in the Quilcene area but when the deputy reached the vehicle the occupants had abandoned it near Lords Lake Loop and Highway 101. Minutes later the suspect stole another Honda and fled the area. As the investigation continued the suspects were determined to be in a Chrysler Minivan heading back to Kitsap County. Deputies from Jefferson and Kitsap County along with WSP Troopers waited for the van at the Hood Canal Bridge and arrested the occupants that were in the original stolen Honda and later took the second Honda.

August 21, 2018 at 9:50 AM 18-9153
JCSO Animal Control responded to a Port Ludlow Location in response to a dog bite of a small child. The dog was surrendered to Animal Control and the following day the owner changed her mind and wanted to keep the dog. If the dog is determined to be a “Dangerous Dog” the owner will be responsible for fees for boarding that is required during the process.

August 17, 2018 at about 2:27 PM
18-8983
A property owner in Brinnon called to report that persons unknown to him have moved RV’s onto his property and are living in the RV’s. This was all done without the owner’s consent or knowledge. Situations like this are not common, but the owner does have rights to remove the possible “Squatters”. RCW 9A.52.105 does outline the actions a land owner can be take to remove unwanted persons from private property in certain situations. If the threshold is met under this section of the RCW, JCSO can assist with the removal of these persons. Most times an eviction is required to remove unwanted persons.

August 16, 2018 at about 9:55 PM 1
8-8939
Deputies responded to the 200 block of Highland in Port Ludlow regarding a traffic collision. It was reported that one vehicle was in a ditch. The investigation determined that the driver of the vehicle was driving while impaired. The driver was arrested for DUI.

August 16, 2018 at about 6:30 PM 18-8931
A deputy stopped two vehicles at about 1200 Dabob Rd. The deputies saw both vehicles traveling together speeding. Both drivers were on their way back to Kitsap County after working in the area. One driver was cited for speeding and the second was cited for speeding and bald tires.

August 16-2018 at about 3:05 PM 18-8920
Deputies responded to Highway 101 near Highway 104 to assist the WSP with a high risk traffic stop. The Troopers were stopping a vehicle to investigate one of the occupants. It was reported that someone inside the suspect vehicle brandished a firearm, threatening the 911 caller.

August 16, 2018 at about 1:30 PM 18-8915
A man in Irondale called to report that while he was standing on the street with his small son a second male approached him and threatened to “Kick his ***”. The suspect then ran away.

Abandoned Trailer 081618August 16, 2018 at about 12:00 PM 18-8916
A deputy was sent to a report of an abandoned trailer on the county right of way on Penny Creek Rd in Quilcene. The deputy found that someone had dumped a junk 40-foot travel trailer that was partially blocking the road. The removal of the trailer and disposal will likely have to be paid for by the county and could be several thousand dollars. If anyone has information about the owner or origin of the trailer, they are requested to call JCSO.

August 14, 2018 at about 9:40 PM 18-8857
A deputy was sent to the area of 9th and Kinkaid in Port Hadlock regarding a fire in a fire pit. The fire was of legal size in a portable fire pit but the pit was reported to be in the roadway and not on private property. The person maintaining the fire agreed to move the fire pit after the fire went out.

August 14, 2018 at about 8:30 PM 18-8854
A driver was stopped on Chimacum Rd at Evergreen Storage. The driver was cited for expired tabs, failing to transfer title, suspended license and no insurance.

August 13, 2018 at about 3:30 PM 18-8783
Deputies responded to the 100 block of Lupine St. in Port Townsend regarding a possible female subject in the area with an outstanding arrest warrant. The female was located and arrested. She was booked at JCSO Jail.

August 9, 2018 at about 4:27 PM
Case 18-8621
Two hikers had parked their car at a trailhead near the Duckabush River in Brinnon. The vehicle was left for several days while they were hiking in the area. When they returned they discovered that their truck window had been smashed and someone removed luggage, personal items, clothing, camping gear and a laptop from the vehicle. Needless to say care must be taken when leaving a vehicle in a remote area.

August 8, 2018 at about 11:30 AM Case 18-8547
A deputy responded to the area of Oak Bay Rd and Swansonville Rd in Port Ludlow regarding a report of a deer hit by a car. The deer was deceased and blocking the roadway. Incidents of deer and elk being struck by vehicles are frequent in Jefferson County. Provided an exact location is important when calling JCSO. JCSO will work to clear the road if the deer is blocking traffic and the County Road Department will respond and remove the deer. On occasion we receive inquiries about harvesting the deer or elk. This process is regulated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Information can be found at: https://wdfw.wa.gov/help/questions/420/What+is+the+new+game+salvage+rule%3F

August 8, 2018 at about 8:19 AM Case 18-8535
A caller reported items including food and medication were taken from his vehicle while he was parked near Rocky Brook Falls in Brinnon. The care was locked but access may have been through the sunroof.

August 7, 2108 at about 1138 PM Case 18-8528
A resident in the Port Townsend area called to report something hit the side of her house. The caller has contacted JCSO several times regarding an animal complaint with her neighbor. While providing information to the dispatcher the caller stated she was under attack and she was going to get a gun and start shooting. Deputies responded and the caller was unhappy that it took so long for deputies to arrive. There was no evidence of something striking her house and she did not own a firearm.

August 4, 2018 at about 3:20 PM
Case 18-8405
A deputy located a warrant suspect in the area of 9th and Kinkaid in Port Hadlock. While the deputy was trying to arrest the suspect he became combative and fought with the deputy. The deputy was able to take the suspect into custody.

August 4, 2018 at about 11:15 AM Case 18- 8397
A deputy responded to the area of Burger’s Landing in Port Hadlock. A caller reported a drunk male sitting on the wall and was so drunk and he could not stand up. The deputy contacted him and determined the subject was very drunk and had no way home. The deputy gave him a ride a few blocks so he could be safely at home while he sobered up.

August 2, 2018 at about 5:00 PM Case 18-8343
A deputy responded to the Duckabush River near the Highway 101 bridge regarding possible human bones in the river. The deputy found the bones and they are not human and likely from an elk.

August 2, 2018 at about 1:43 PM Case 18-8338
EMS and JCSO Deputies responded to 6464 Center Rd regarding a report of a white Suburban involved in a collision and had come to rest about 40 feet off the road. Deputies investigated the scene and noted no one was in the vehicle but the driver had bled in the vehicle. A short time later, the staff from Jefferson Hospital in Port Townsend called to report the driver was now at the hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing regarding the cause and hit and run.

August 1, 2018 at about 2 PM Case 18-8288
A vehicle struck another vehicle that was stopped in front of him. The driver was cited. Due to the WSP being out of the area the investigation was handled by JCSO.

August 2, 108 at about 10:00 PM Case 18-8317
Deputies were sent to a house in the Quilcene area to a call of a woman screaming. The woman was contacted and explained that she is suffering from extreme nerve pain and there was no crime. She refused assistance from JCSO or EMS.

July 2018

July 31,2018 at about 9:30 PM Case 18-8280
Deputies were sent to a house in Port Hadlock regarding a domestic assault between a husband and wife. At the conclusion of the investigation, the husband was arrested for misdemeanor assault.

July 31, 2018 Case 18- 8265
A resident who lives on Old Gardiner in the Discovery Bay area called to report a burglary at the residence. Sometime in the 3 days prior to calling unknown person(s) entered his residence and took two computers. The investigation is ongoing.

July 30, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM Case 8196
Deputies responded to a report of a collision in the 13000 block of Center Rd in Quilcene. The vehicle that was hit remained at the scene and the striking vehicle was not at the scene. The suspect vehicle was found a short distance away abandoned. The driver is wanted for hit and run. The vehicle was impounded.

July 29, 2018 at about 9:10 AM
Case 18-8169
A deputy in the area of 100 Lupine St in Port Townsend, contacted two subjects who appeared to be sleeping in a vehicle. After an investigation both subjects were arrested for possession of drugs paraphernalia and one of the suspects assaulted a deputy.

July 28, 2018 at about 9:30 AM Case 18-8133
A deputy responded to Brinnon regarding a transient possible trespassing. The subject was contacted and reported she was sleeping in a ditch and waiting for the next bus to Shelton.

July 28, 2018 at about 6:00 PM Case 18-8125
Deputies responded with East Jefferson Fire Rescue to a RV on fire at Smitty’s RV Park on Flagler Rd, Nordland. The trailer was fully engulfed and after it was extinguished was discovered that the occupant died in the fire. The cause and origin of the fire was investigated by the fire department and is believed to be accidental.

July 29. 2018 at about 5:30 PM Case 18-8104
An 911 caller notified JCSO that a buffalo was deceased in a pasture on Beaver Valley Rd at about milepost 6. The buffalo was checked and was okay.

July 27, 2018 at about 12:01 PM Case 18-8077
Deputies responded to a Quilcene residence to the report that a male at the location had threatened to kill himself. Deputies arrived and transported the male to a local hospital so he could be evaluated and treated as needed.

July 27, 2018 at about 10:30 AM Case 18-8064
Three deputies responded to milepost 5 on Beaver Valley Rd (state highway 19) regarding a traffic collision. A vehicle had driven up and embankment and rolled onto its side. The vehicle was blocking the northbound traffic lane. Deputies remained on scene until the WSP arrived about 50 minutes later. WSP responded to the scene from Port Angeles.

July 25, 2018 at about 10:00 PM Case 18-8004
Deputies were called to a home on Green Mountain Lane in Brinnon regarding a violation of a court order. It was determined that a female at the location was prohibited from contacting the resident. She ultimately barricaded herself in a trailer but the deputies were able to take her into custody and book her at the JCSO Jail.

July 25, 2018 at about 9:30 PM Case 18-7999
Deputies were sent to an address off Anderson Lake Road regarding a possible female who was driving DUI. When the deputies arrived, they contact the possible driver and could not determine if she was actually driving a car but was likely under the influence. At the end of the day, she was arrested for trespassing.

July 24, 2018 at about 8:40 PM Case 18-7940
A deputy was called to a Port Hadlock address for a verbal dispute. The deputy contacted the likely participants. Both reported that the other was the instigator but would not provide additional details. Both refused further assistance.

July 24, 2018 at about 5:30 PM Case 18-7929
Deputies responded to a beach front residence just south of the Hood Canal. A 2 year old had been missing for about 10 minutes. The first deputy arrived within about 7 minutes and the toddler was located near a stream that flows to the water. The child was wet but unharmed.

July 24, 2018 at about 2:15 PM Case 18-7924
Deputies responded to assist the fire department with a grass fire in the pasture on the southeast corner of Egg and I Rd and Center Rd. The responding deputies assisted with the suppression of the fire and contacted subjects who may have caused the fire. Likely cause may be related to a vehicle breakdown nearby.

July 24, 2018 at about 2:00 PM Case 18-7923
A deputy was called to a Port Ludlow address regarding an HOA violation. One of the residents was in violation of a HOA prohibition regarding a travel trailer in the driveway. This was not a problem that required the sheriff’s office until the violator threatened the neighbor for reporting the parked trailer to the Homeowners association.

July 23, 2018 at about 6:30 PM Case 18-7888
A resident in the area of Highway 101 and Four Wheel Drive (about milepost 311.5) in Brinnon, called to report an unknown person cutting down trees on a neighbor’s property and believed it was theft. A deputy responded and contacted the chain saw operator. He was a relative of the property owner and reported that this was the second time in a month that the sheriff has been called on him. He had permission to be on the property and cutting trees.

July 22, 20918 at about 10:00 PM Case 18-7855
A deputy responded to the area of Henery Hardware in Quilcene regarding a man climbing on the pallets of material. The deputy located a subject near Center Rd and Highway 101. He was laying down on the highway and refusing to move. He was arrested for obstructing a law enforcement officer.

July 9, 2018 at about 9:10 AM
Case 18-7243
A deputy responded with the fire department to the 8000 Block of Flagler Road, Nordland to the report of a brush fire. The deputy arrived and found the fire had been extinguished by the person that started it. The cause of the fire was fireworks. The resident was shooting off the rest of his fireworks and the mount fell over and shot into the hillside. The total area burned was about 30 square feet. The subject received a citation for illegal use of fireworks.

July 6, 2018 at about 3:00 PM Case 18-7132
A 911 caller reported a burglary had just happened at a residence on Beaver Valley Rd. The suspect vehicle was last seen driving away from the location towards Chimacum. A deputy located the vehicle on Highway 19 near the airport and made a stop on the vehicle. The suspect was arrested for burglary.

July 6, 3028 at about 10:00 AM Case 18-7118
Deputies responded to the Brinnon area to the report of a burglary that just occurred at house that was not occupied. The location was off Dosewallips Rd and the suspects left the area in a vehicle driving away from highway 101. Deputies searched the area and found the driver and suspects at about milepost 8 on Dosewallips. The suspects were arrested for burglary.

July 4, 2018 at about 11:00 AM Case 18-7031
Deputies responded to a traffic collision on highway 116 near Indian Island. The driver drove off the road and then left his truck and ran into the bushes. He was found a few minutes later and arrested for DUI.

July 1, 2018 at about 1:40 AM Case 18-6909
A deputy stopped a vehicle at Center Road and at about milepost 4 for a traffic violation. The driver was found to be on possession of cocaine.

June 2018

June 30, 2018 at about 7:30 PM Case 18-6888
A deputy stopped a driver for speeding on Highway 101 near Penny Creek in Quilcene. The driver was determined to be driving on a suspended license. At the end of the investigation, the driver was arrested. He was charged with suspended license and possession of methamphetamine.

June 30, 2018 at about 10:00 AM Case 18-6860
A deputy responded to a neighbor dispute on Cleveland St. Port Hadlock regarding an ongoing neighbor dispute. The subject of the dispute involves one neighbor that stores trash and junk vehicles on his property and on the properties that border his. During this call, the cause of the disputes reported that someone damaged his vehicle that he just acquired. There were no witnesses to the incident. It was suggested that the caller get some cameras to monitor his property.

June 28, 2018 at about 6:00 PM Case 18-6766
A 911 caller reported a pickup was being driven erratically in the area of Chimacum Rd and Oak Bay Rd. A deputy stopped the driver on Oak Bay Rd near milepost 5. It was determined the vehicle had been involved in a hit and run too. The driver was arrested for DUI.

June 28, 2018 at about 6:00 PM Case 18-6757
Deputies responded to the Port Townsend area regarding a disturbance. When they arrived, they found that one of the parties was driving her vehicle and using it to block others from driving onto the property. At the end of the investigation, the female driver was arrested for DUI.

June 19, 2018 at about 1:46 PM Case 18-6367
JCSO deputies assisted the United States Coast Guard and the Brinnon Frei Department regarding a boat that ran aground. When JCSO arrived the boat was resting on the beach after the tide went out. Vessel assist responded to help the boaters who were not in danger because of grounding. A second boat that came to help them also ran aground. It was smaller and the occupants were able to drag it to deeper water.

June 10, 2018 at 1:00:
Case 18-6006
JCSO and Fire personnel responded to a report of a cabin fire at 650 Salmon Street in Brinnon. A cabin fully engulfed in fire was found at the scene. Read More >

June 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM: Case 18-5982
Deputies responded to an assault on Deema Smakman Rd in Quilcene. The suspect was arrested for assault 4, reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment.

June 5, 2018 at 4:15PM: Case 18-5822 and 5823
Deputies responded to a traffic accident in Quilcene at Linger Longer Rd and Rodgers St. Deputies found a solo vehicle of the roadway. The driver was contacted and determined to be DUI. He was arrested and booked at the JCSO jail. A witness reported that the driver had struck three mail boxed a short distance away and it was determined that the vehicle’s license plate had fallen off at the first scene.

June 4, 2018 at 4:35 PM: Case 18-5784
A resident in Brinnon called to report loud music coming from a neighbor’s house. The person who is the source of the loud music was asked by the caller to turn it down. They reportedly said they would make as much noise as they wanted until 10:00 PM. Noise levels in Jefferson County are regulated in Jefferson County Code 8.70 http://www.codepublishing.com/WA/JeffersonCounty/?JeffersonCounty08/JeffersonCounty0870.html)

June 4, 2018 at 1:30 AM: Case 18-5765
A driver on Dosewallips Rd in Brinnon drove off the road his vehicle had to be towed back onto the roadway. Single vehicle collisions like this are a frequent occurrence of rural highway in Jefferson County. An incident like this is a reportable collision and can damage the shoulder area and effect drainage. The county road department frequently has to send crews to make repairs and these repairs are an added cost to taxpayers.

June 1, 2018 and about 11:50 PM:
Case 18-5684
JCSO deputies responded to a shooting complaint in the Port Hadlock area. Deputies responded to the area and found a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Due to his felony convictions, he was arrested and booked at the JCSO jail.

May 2018

May 31, 2018 at 12:48 PM: Case 18-5609
A 911 caller reported that a male in a canoe had overturned between Brinnon and the bottom of the Toandos Peninsula. JCSO deputies, Fire Department personnel form Brinnon and Quilcene and the United States Coast Guard responded to the area. A Coast Guard helicopter located the boater who was later rescued by a United States Coast Guard boat. The boater was transported to Pleasant Harbor Marina and treated by EMS.

May 28, 2018 at 4:03PM: Case 18-5518
A Port Hadlock resident called to report their vehicle had been stolen within the prior hour from their home. While the deputy was at the house completing the report the suspect drive by in the car. The deputy chased the car and after a short pursuit, the suspect was arrested and booked at the JCSO jail.

May 28, 2018 at 2:41 PM: Case 18-5515
A Chimacum resident reported that they were defrauded out of $1,700 over the internet. They thought they were assisting a detained member of the US military in Iraq. Quick action by the bank prevented the transaction from going through. Attempts to defraud people over the internet are increasing and becoming more creative.

May 20, 2018 at about 11:00 AM: Case 18-5195
A caller who lives on Cleveland St. in Port Hadlock reported someone tried to force entry into the building on their property. They saw pry marks on the door near the lock. It appears the suspects were not successful in entering the building.

May 19, 2018 at about 12:15 AM: Case 18-5155
A deputy stopped a vehicle on Irondale Rd near 4th Ave for driving erratically. The driver was determined to be DUI with a blood alcohol level 4 times the legal limit.

May 18, 2018 at about 6:50 AM:
Case 18-5107
A deputy stopped a vehicle in the lot of the 76 gas station in Port Hadlock. The driver was arrested for a felony arrest warrant and the female passenger was arrested for theft that happened in Clallam County. The arresting deputy searched the vehicle and located heroin and other drug paraphernalia.

May 17, 2018 at about 4:17 PM: Case 18-5084
A deputy stopped a vehicle for unsafe passing on highway 104 near Beaver Valley Rd. The driver was upset and explained that she was trying to get to a Bremerton area hospital because her son was injured. She driver was warned and remained at the location until she was calm and safely drove to the hospital.

May 17, 2018 at about 12:52 PM: Case 18-5070
A deputy responded to a traffic collision off Center Rd at about milepost 13. The vehicle was located several feet off the road and not visible from the roadway. No one was injured in this collision.

May 17, 2018 at about 10:00: Case 18-5033
JCSO Animal Control responded to a residence on Arcadia West in Port Townsend. Over the next few days, JCSO took custody of three dogs who live in the area. The owner is unable to control the dogs and they roam the neighborhood attacking the animals belonging to the neighbors. There were several violations over several days. The owner relinquished the dogs to the Jefferson County Humane Society.

May 15, 2018 at about 4:00 PM: Case 18-5000
A 911 caller reported that a male had tried to walk into her house and was met by her dog who was protecting the house. The male turned and left the house and walked towards her pasture area. Deputies responded and arrested the subject while on the property. He had to be medically cleared for booking because he was very drunk.

May 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM: Case 18-4982
A resident of Port Hadlock reported she was contacted by phone by someone reported to be from law enforcement in Clallam County. The suspect told the caller she had a warrant for her arrest and demanded $3,000.00 or she would be arrested. The victim provided her credit card information and paid the money because she did not want to be arrested. She then called JCSO to report the incident. This incident is a version of a common fraud. Criminals occasionally have success posing as government officials threatening negative action against victims.

May 13, 2018 at 9:14 PM: Case 18-4941
Fire and Law Enforcement units were sent to a Port Hadlock address to a report of an illegal fire. The resident was burning trash and other items that included a couch. The homeowner was cited for illegal burn pile. Burning of trash and other debris is against the law.

May 13, 2018 at 10:12 AM: Case 18-4922
A vehicle that was left at the park and ride lot at Center and 104 was broken into and numerous items were stolen. This lot is used daily by commuters. Remember, don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. Especially items that attract thieves and are visible to someone outside your car.

May 12, 2018 at 3:30 AM: Case 18-4871
An employee at Coast Seafoods in Quilcene called to report that a suspect had just stolen a company truck and was left driving north on Linger Longer. A deputy located the vehicle in Chimacum being driven by the suspect. The male was arrested for Burglary and Theft of a Vehicle.

May 8, 2018 at 3:00PM: Case 18-4751
The United States Coast Guard called to request assistance from JCSO related to the activation of an emergency beacon on a vessel in Discovery Bay. A deputy went to the home of the boat owner and made contact. The Boat was moored with no one on board. The owner said it was accidental and he just came home from working on the boat.

May 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM: Case 18-4714
A deputy responded to an ongoing neighbor dispute in the Port Hadlock area. As part of this complaint a neighbor had dumped trash on the neighbor’s property. The dumper was issued a citation for littering. The fine is in excess of $500.00.

May 7, 2018 at 11:50 AM: Case 18-4705
JCSO Animal Control responded to the Brinnon Area to the report of two dogs running in the area and acting aggressive. The owner was contacted and cited for allowing her dogs to run at large in the area. The violation for a first time offense is $234.00 for each dog. Please remember animals must be under the owners control when off their property.

May 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM:Case 18-4698
A resident of Port Hadlock called to report fraud related to her application for a new home loan. The company, New York Financial asked for “Google Play” gift cards as part of the initial payment. The victim was out $800.00 at the time they realized it was a SCAM.

May 7, 2018 at 1:00 AM: Case 18-4692
A caller reported the male driver of a vehicle was passed out in the area of the gas pumps at QFC in Port Hadlock. When contacted by a Deputy the driver said he was just texting. He later revealed that he was really waiting for a friend to come and drive him home.

May 6, 2018 at 1038 AM: Case #18-4643
A caller reported what appeared to be a plane crash in the Quilcene area near the power lines off Center Road in Quilcene. A check of the area revealed the object was likely a rock face.

May 5, 2018 at 11:00 PM: Case #18-4622
A 911 caller notified the Washington State Patrol and reported an erratic driver near Highway 104 and SR 19 heading west. A deputy responded to the area and located the vehicle at Highway 104 near Highway 101. The driver was arrested for DUI and had a blood alcohol over four times the legal limit.

May 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM: Case #18-4508
A motorist driving north on Center Rd at about milepost 1 drove off the road and into the ditch. The driver reported that he veered to miss a deer that was in the road. He was traveling with a passenger and toddler in a car seat. No one was injured.

May 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM: Case #18-4509
A resident in the area of Teal Lake reported shooting in the area. A deputy responded and determined that the area was not a designated no shoot zone. The subjects may have been trespassing on commercial land but the landowner was not available.

May 2, 2018 at 12:48 PM: Case #18-4456
A motorist on Oak Bay Rd at Olele Point Rd. reported seeing a male on the side of the road that appeared to be in pain. The subject disappeared into the bushes. Deputies checked the area and could not locate the subject.

April 2018


April 30, 2017 at 4:03 PM: Case #18-4401
A 911 caller reported a burglary in progress in the Chimacum area. The suspect was found inside one of the storage units. Deputies responded and arrested the suspect and booked him into the JCSO jail.

April 30, 2018 at 3:30 PM: Case #18-4397
A resident of Brinnon called to report that there were threats posted on Facebook about him. The caller did not know who the person was or if the Facebook account was someone he knew. He blocked the sender and the problem stopped. NOTE: please remember that JCSO does not control or police Facebook content and as a user, you can simply block the sender or contact Facebook.

April 27, 2018 at 8:50 PM:
Case 18-4262
A caller reported an abandoned junk vehicle in the road. The vehicle had been stored previously on private property near the road and was moved to a public roadway. Possibly in the hopes of free removal. The vehicle not a hazard and needs to be removed by the owner. Abandoning a junk vehicle is unlawful. RCW 70.93.060

April 26, 2018 at 7:07 PM: Case 18-4255
A deputy stopped a car in Brinnon for defective equipment. The driver turned out to be 14 years of age. The driver was obviously not licensed and was released to his father. Remember, vehicle owners can be cited for allowing unlicensed / suspended driver’s to use their vehicles.

April 24, 2018 at 6:00PM: Case 18-4182
A caller in the Port Townsend area reported that they were bit by their neighbor’s dog. This attack happened after the victim returned the stray to the owner’s yard. The owner will receive citations for numerous violations. The dog was able to escape likely due to a faulty gate lock.

April 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM: Case 18-4144
A deputy was sent to a Port Hadlock address regarding the report of a residential burglary. The caller reported that a bicycle was taken. After a brief investigation the suspect was arrested.

April 21, 2018 at 10:00 PM:
Case 18-4084
A deputy investigated a vehicle driving slowly in a Chimacum residential neighborhood and possibly casing the area. It was determined that the driver was actually lost and looking for a poker game.

April 19, 2018 at 6:36 PM: Case 18-3965
Deputies responded with EJFR to a travel trailer on fire on Totem Ridge in Port Hadlock. The trailer was fully engulfed when the first deputy responded and later extinguished by the fire department. The follow-up investigation resulted in the arrest of a suspect.

April 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM: Case 18-3920
Deputies responded to Nordland to search for a missing person. This missing subject frequently wanders off requiring labor-intensive area searches. Fortunately, this individual’s family utilizes Project Lifesaver Equipment to allow the searchers to locate the missing person quicker and with less manpower. If you know of anyone who may need this service to assist in locating them if lost please refer to this link.

April 17, 2018 at 12:05 PM: Case 18-3884
Deputies responded to assist the Washington State Patrol at a traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway 20. The intersection was blocked for the clean-up and investigation requiring traffic control. The Trooper responded from Sequim which is not uncommon given rural Jefferson County.

April 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM: Case 18-3875
A deputy working in the Brinnon Area made several traffic stops on Highway 101 near the Brinnon Store. All the drivers were speeding. The speed limit drops to 40 as you travel through town.

April 17, 2018 at 8:45 AM: Case 18-3872
A deputy was requested to a Port Ludlow Location because a ditch had been altered by the caller’s neighbor after the last storm. Like many neighbor disputes, this was a land use issue and not a crime. There was no criminal intent and the motive was to redirect stormwater.

April 15, 2108: 10:30 PM:Case 18-3837
Deputies responded to the QFC in Port Hadlock regarding a report of a suspicious male and female in the bathroom. Deputies contacted the two and as a result of the investigation arrested both for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

April 13, 2018: 6:35 PM: Case 18-3763
A deputy responded to the area of 7th Ave and Price in Port Hadlock to the report of a female pushing a stroller and stumbling. The deputy responded to the area and could not locate the woman. The original caller did not know for sure if there was a child in the stroller.

April 12, 2018: 9:00 PM: Case 18-3721
Deputies responded to a traffic collision in the 700 block of Irondale Rd. When they arrived, they found a truck had driven off the road and into a building. The driver was arrested for DUI and was in possession of about 15 pounds of marijuana.

April 12, 2018: 6:43 AM: Case 18-3700
Deputies responded to assist the Quilcene Fire Department on Deer Road at the bottom of Coyle Rd. The resident’s house was fully engulfed in fire and the owner was standing in front holding a rifle. At the time, the first fire responder arrived the subject made statements about getting back at the government. The cause of the fire is undetermined and the house was a total loss.

April 11, 2018: 8:30 PM: 
Case 18-3687
A deputy responded to the 6000 block of Highway 20 regarding a 911 report of a domestic disturbance. The couple had separated before the deputy arrived and before there was a physical assault. Note: In Washington State, an arrest for Domestic Violence may be mandatory, even if the victim does not want to press charges. Cooler heads prevailed in this instance.

April 11, 2018: 2:18 AM: Case 18-3665:
A deputy responded to the area of Maple Street in Port Hadlock regarding the sounds of an injured dog or a chicken. The Reporting Party was concerned that there may be a wild animal in the area. The deputy responded and did not locate the source of the noise.

April 10, 2018: 11:39 AM: Case 18-3640
A deputy responded to the area of Paradise Bay Rd to the report of a vehicle off the road.The investigation determined that the damage did not meet the reporting threshold and no response was required. After a collision, it is not always necessary that Law Enforcement respond. Unless there is an injury or traffic hazard, it may be that the driver can handle the incident without a call to 911. However, if you have a doubt call 911 to make sure. Reports that meet the damage threshold or other criteria can be reported on line @ https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/wrecr/OMVCR/.

April 9, 2018: 2:30 AM: Case 18-3596
A deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation SR 20 and Four Corners Rd.The driver was determined to be DUI and booked at the Jefferson County Jail.
 
April 7, 2018: 1:30 PM 
Case 18-3525
A deputy responded to a call of CPR in progress at the 76 gas station on Port Hadlock. When the deputy arrived, he found a male unresponsive on the ground with a bystander administering CPR. It was determined that that patient had overdosed on heroin. The deputy administered Naloxone and revived the patient and care was later transferred to EJFR Paramedics. 

April 5, 2018, 2:29 AM  Case 18-3440
A 911 caller reported that he was being chased by three armed subjects. The caller is a Brinnon resident that has been known to report in progress crimes that did not happen. In this case, the caller in an attempt to elude the perceived suspects broke a window and entered the Brinnon Fire Station. The suspect was arrested for trespass and destruction of property. At the time he was arrested he was in possession of a loaded handgun. JCSO is seeking the assistance of the Jefferson County Prosecutor to prohibit this subject from owning firearms in the future. 

April 4, 2018, 6:30 PM  Case 18-3425
A female 911 caller requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office regarding a recent relationship that started on-line. It was determined that the other party was married and when the caller tried to break off the relationship, she learned that her email may have been hacked by the suspect. She is now afraid due to the suspect’s online behavior and that he may try to contact her in person. The caller was instructed to obtain a protection order due to the suspect’s actions did not reach the level of a crime. 

Crash040418April 4, 2018: 6:00 PM  Case 18-3391
Deputies responded to the area of Coyle Rd and Milepost 9 regarding a single vehicle collision. The vehicle was found off the road and the driver was still inside the car. Fire personnel from Quilcene and Port Ludlow responded and had to extricate the driver by removing the roof of the vehicle. The driver was airlifted to Harborview due to his injuries. The investigation into the cause of the collision included the possibility the driver under the influence of alcohol. 

April 3, 2018; 6:30 PM  Case 18-3393
Deputies responded to the area of Highway 101 and Milepost 303 in Brinnon based on a 911 call of a female walking on the highway threatening suicide. The female was reported to have made statements that she as going to cut her wrists. Deputies contacted the woman and transported her to the hospital so she could receive necessary treatment. 

March 2018


March 31, 2018: 9:30 PM Case 18-3263
Deputies responded to Hiller Drive in Port Hadlock regarding the call of an unknown subject walking around the caller’s property with a flashlight. Deputies checked the area and did not find anyone in the area.

March 31, 2018: 4:30 PM Case 18-3283
Deputies responded to a traffic collision near Paradise Bay Road / Maple St in Port Ludlow. One of the drivers was arrested for driving under the influence after they rear ended a second car. No one was hurt.

March 27, 2018: 8:00 PM Case 18-3162
A deputy was sent to the area of 2000 Eaglemount regarding a llama on the lose. When the deputy arrived, the llama was back on the owner’s property. The sheriff’s office responds to many animal at large calls every week. This includes dogs, horses, cows, and llamas. Any animal wandering at large subjects the owner to a fine.

March 26, 2018: 0830 AM Case 18-3098
A deputy responded to the area of Oak Bay Rd and Old Oak Bay Rd regarding unknown persons dumping trash in the area and the pile is getting larger over time. The dumping area is on private property. The sheriff’s office will investigate cases involving illegal dumping but we need the public's assistance to provide suspect and vehicle descriptions.

March 17, 2018 Case 18-2757
At about 1:00 AM the occupants of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Brinnon Motel at 306142 Highway 101, Brinnon were contacted to confirm their activity was lawful. In the recent past unknown suspects have unlawfully forced entry into the building several times. The subjects were using the unlocked internet that is accessible from the parking lot. 

March 16, 2018 Case 18-2747
At about 5:30 PM a caller who refused to provide their name called 911 to report two rude juveniles were on a private beach in Port Ludlow and refused to leave. A violation of trespass requires the person with authority to restrict access to private property be available to responding deputies for any enforcement action to occur. 

March 16, 2018 Case 18-2740
At about 2:30 PM a collision was reported in the area of 900 Oak Bay Rd. Port Hadlock. This collision was between a vehicle and a deer. A deputy responded and took a collision report due to the extent of the damage. When the damage is over $1,000.00 a report is required and can be completed on the WSP web site in lieu of a law enforcement officer responding. https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/wrecr/OMVCR/

March 14, 2018 Case 18-2683
Crash031418At about 3:05 AM a deputy attempted to stop a pick up trunk driving recklessly in the area of OFC in Port Hadlock. The violator attempted to elude the deputy and reached speeds of 80 MPH. After a short pursuit the suspect vehicles drove off the road and rolled several times near the main gate of Indian Island Navy Base. The driver was determined to be DUI.

March 13, 2018 
Case 18-2639: 
At about 9:00 PM a resident reported shots in the area of Highway 20 and South Discovery. The report was 5 or 6 gunshots with additional information to warrant a law enforcement response. Calls related to gun shots are common in Jefferson Country. It is important to remember that recreational shooting in most areas of unincorporated Jefferson County is lawful. A map of the no shooting zones is available on the county web site at http://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/302/Online-Map-Archive.

March 9, 2018  Case 18-2469:
At about 9:00 am a deputy observed a vehicle on Center Road driving at about 72 MPH. The driver, knowing she would be stopped tried to hide from the deputy by recklessly turning down Ole Torkelson. The driver was not successful and received a citation for Negligent Driving 2Nd degree for the erratic driving she performed while trying to hide and speeding.

March 8, 2018
Case 18-2458:
At about 4:00 pm a 911 caller reported that a large fuel tanker truck had struck a power pole on Center Road at about milepost 3 and that a transformer was damaged. Several deputies responded to the scene along with fire units from East Jefferson Fire Rescue. The tanker truck was actually carrying apple cider for Finn River and struck the pole while turning onto the property to make a delivery. The damage to the pole caused a power line break and a power outage. Center Road was completely closed for about 90 minutes while emergency repairs were made and a potentially energized power line was removed from the roadway.

March 7, 2018
Case 18-2421:
At about 1:00 pm an employee of Diamond Point Broadband reported that unknown persons cut three cable TV lines in the Diamond Point Area. This damage was estimated at $2,000.00 and resulted in most cable customers in the area lost cable service.

March 7, 2018
  Case 18-2410:
At about 9:00 am a customer at the QFC gas station in Hadlock locked his keys in his car while fueling his car. As a result of this event he made suicidal statements that were reported to 911. A deputy responded and determined that he would not harm himself and was just frustrated.

March 7, 2018
  Case 18-2409:
At about 8:00 am a deputy responded to Martin Road in Port Townsend regarding a vehicle off the road. The vehicle was located abandoned off a private road and the driver was nowhere to be found. There was collision damage to the front of the vehicle that prevented the car from being driven any further. There was no apparent crime and the driver chose to leave the car and return at a future time to retrieve his car.

March 6, 2018 
Case 18-2379:
At 1:00 pm a deputy was sent to the Brinnon Area for a burglar alarm at a residence. This was the second time on March 6th the alarm had gone off. The responding deputy noted two cats inside the house. This was a false alarm and it is likely the cats set off the alarm. REMINDER! False alarms are a drain on resources. Effective April 1, 2018 violations of the new alarm ordinance may lead to a citation being issued.

March 5, 2018
Case 18-2356:
At 2:00 pm a deputy responded to Brinnon to a reported threat. A neighbor frustrated with a logging operation and related traffic issues threatened to shoot out the tires of a logging truck. This threat was made out of frustration over an ongoing disagreement. In this circumstance, it was determined that there was no intent to carry out the threat. However, a few words uttered in anger or frustration could lead to an arrest and being criminally charged.

March 3, 2018
Case 18-2269:
March 3, 2018 at about 6:30 am. Deputies were sent to the area of C Street in Port Hadlock regarding a woman unconscious in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The vehicle was running and in gear. Deputies responded and arrested the driver for DUI.

March 2, 2018 Case 18-2234
March 2, 2018 at 1150 AM. A deputy was sent to the 3000 block of Teal Lake Rd regarding logging trucks speeding in the area. The deputy remained in the area for an extended period of time and did not find any trucks in violation. However, several local residents were found to be driving too fast and failing to yield to the commercial vehicles.

March 1, 2018 Case 18-2201
March 1, 2018 at 12:10 PM., Deputies were dispatched to a Port Hadlock location regarding two aggressive horses running in the area. Prior to arriving the owner had corralled the horses and requested the deputy not respond.