Incidents of Interest

April 2018



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.

February 2018

February 28, 2018 Case 18-2156
February 28, 2018 at about 5:00 PM. Deputies responded to a call of a body washed up on the beach south of the 4000 block of Thorndyke Rd in Port Ludlow. Deputies located the body that was determined to be the missing boater from the same area from February 18, 2018. The cause of death is accidental salt water drowning.

February 27, 2018 Case 18-2147
February 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM. A Deputy responded to a collision on private property. The driver of a 2018 BMW was maneuvering in the lot of the Village store in Port Ludlow and likely hit the gas and not the brake. The driver hit two parked cars and drove onto a planter. This caused the vehicle to flip over onto the roof. This low speed collision could have been a lot worse. There were no injuries.

February 26, 2018 Case 18-2116
February 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM. A deputy responded to a call of a pickup truck dumping trash at the side of the road in the area of Teal Lake and Andy Cooper Rd in Port Ludlow. After the illegal dumping, the driver collected wood rounds for firewood. A Deputy responded, but the suspect was gone. The illegal dumpsite was located, but there was no evidence as to who left the mess. When safe to do so it is helpful to get a license number or take a photo of the vehicle.

February 26, 2018 Case 18-2111
February 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM. A deputy responded to Chimacum Creek Primary School regarding a male subject seen lifting a small child over the fence to the Library and taking the child away in a vehicle. The caller provided a vehicle description and a partial license plate number. The investigation revealed that it was a parent picking up his pre-school child and chose to park in the library lot because it is easier. 

Case 18-1996: February 23, 2018 at about 9:15 AM, a deputy stopped a driver on Center Rd for driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. The driver said he was heading to the hospital because his hip hurt and he requested the deputy call him an ambulance. It was determined the driver had been drinking alcohol but was not impaired. He was cited for speeding and accepted a ride in an ambulance to the hospital.

Case 18-1984: February 22, 2018 at about 5:00 PM, a person called 911 when they were walking by a residence in the Port Hadlock area and saw a woman walk out of a house carrying a toddler under her arms and “cursing” at him. The woman then threw the child into the yard and the child hit the ground and struck his head and started crying. Another woman came out of the house and picked up the child. Deputies responded and arrested the child’s mother for assault and transported her to Jefferson County Jail. The child was not injured.

Case 18-1948: February 21, 2018 at about 4:40 PM, a caller made a report to JCSO about a residence in Port Hadlock that had ducks and chickens living in inhumane conditions. The caller did not provide their name and contact information. The location was checked and no ducks or chickens were located. Since incorrect information was provided by the caller and we did not have a way to call the reporting party back, the complaint could not be investigated.

     All reports of unlawful treatment of animals in unincorporated Jefferson County are investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Refusing to provide your name and contact information may prevent a proper response by this office.

Case 18-1939: February 21, 2018 at about 12:21 PM, JCSO Deputies responded to an assault in the Port Hadlock area. After the investigation, the suspect was arrested for domestic violence. The male suspect fought with the deputies and was eventually taken into custody after a short struggle. He was booked at the Jefferson County Jail.

Case 18-1902: February 20, 2018 at about 9:30 AM, a deputy responded to a burglar alarm in Port Ludlow and determined it was due to a propane delivery at the home.

This false alarm was the second in three months. Under the New Jefferson County Alarm Ordinance, this false alarm subjects the property owner to a fine and possible suspension of a response by the Sheriff’s Office to future alarms. If you have an alarm please make sure you have a permit and you maintain your alarm system to prevent false alarms. Each year the Sheriff’s office responds to hundreds of false alarms.

Case #18-1900: February 20, 2018 at about 9:14 AM, A deputy responded to a report of a 25-person life raft washed up on shore at Cape George Marina. The United States Coast Guard made the report and requested we investigate. No one was found in the raft. Details related to the origin of the raft were sent to the Coast Guard.

Case #18-1900: February 20, 2018 at about 9:14 AM, A deputy responded to a report of a 25-person life raft washed up on shore at Cape George Marina. The United States Coast Guard made the report and requested we investigate. No one was found in the raft. Details related to the origin of the raft were sent to the Coast Guard.

February 23, 2018 Case 18-1996
February 23, 2018 at about 9:15 AM, a deputy stopped a driver on Center Rd for driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. The driver said he was heading to the hospital because his hip hurt and he requested the deputy call him an ambulance. It was determined the driver had been drinking alcohol but was not impaired. He was cited for speeding and accepted a ride in an ambulance to the hospital.

February 22, 2018 Case 18-1984
February 22, 2018 at about 5:00 PM, a person called 911 when they were walking by a residence in the Port Hadlock area and saw a woman walk out of a house carrying a toddler under her arms and “cursing” at him. The woman then threw the child into the yard and the child hit the ground and struck his head and started crying. Another woman came out of the house and picked up the child. Deputies responded and arrested the child’s mother for assault and transported her to Jefferson County Jail. The child was not injured.

February 21, 2018 Case 18-1948
February 21, 2018 at about 4:40 PM, a caller made a report to JCSO about a residence in Port Hadlock that had ducks and chickens living in inhumane conditions. The caller did not provide their name and contact information. The location was checked and no ducks or chickens were located. Since incorrect information was provided by the caller and we did not have a way to call the reporting party back, the complaint could not be investigated.

    All reports of unlawful treatment of animals in unincorporated Jefferson County are investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Refusing to provide your name and contact information may prevent a proper response by this office.
February 21, 2018 Case 18-1939
February 21, 2018 at about 12:21 PM, JCSO Deputies responded to an assault in the Port Hadlock area. After the investigation, the suspect was arrested for domestic violence. The male suspect fought with the deputies and was eventually taken into custody after a short struggle. He was booked at the Jefferson County Jail.

February 20-2018 Case 18-1902
February 20-2018 at about 9:30 AM, a deputy responded to a burglar alarm in Port Ludlow and determined it was due to a propane delivery at the home.
    This false alarm was the second in three months. Under the New Jefferson County Alarm Ordinance, this false alarm subjects the property owner to a fine and possible suspension of a response by the Sheriff’s Office to future alarms. If you have an alarm please make sure you have a permit and you maintain your alarm system to prevent false alarms. Each year the Sheriff’s office responds to hundreds of false alarms.
February 20, 2018 Case #18-1900
February 20, 2018 at about 9:14 AM, A deputy responded to a report of a 25-person life raft washed up on shore at Cape George Marina. The United States Coast Guard made the report and requested we investigate. No one was found in the raft. Details related to the origin of the raft were sent to the Coast Guard.

February 19, 2018 Case 18-1863
February 19, 2018 at about 2:47 AM. A deputy responded to a roll over 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 Hospital.

February 18, 2018 Case 18-1840
February 18, 2018 at about 7:48 AM. While driving in the Cape George area 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 them. The suspect fled the scene. 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.

February 16, 2018 Case 18-1813
February 17, 2018 at about 12:45 AM. Deputies responded to a traffic collision in the area of Larson Lake and Center Rd. The initial report to 911 was that this incident was a simple rear-end collision. After the investigation, one of the drivers was arrested for assault and hit and run.

February 16, 2018 Case 18-1784
February 16, 2018 at about 10:16 AM. A Brinnon resident reported that their neighbor was keeping a pig in a fenced area in their yard. There was no concern about the health of the pig or any other crime. The concern was that it violated the CC & Rs of the housing development. No action will be taken by the Sheriff’s Office.

February 16, 2018 Case 18-1786
February 16, 2018 at about 10:53 AM. An employee at the Mill in Port Townsend reported that someone cut a fence and stole 200 feet of electric cable. The replacement value of the cable was reported to be $2,000.00. 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.

February 14, 2018 Case 18-1739
February 14, 2018 at about 7:27 PM. A deputy responded to Nordland to check on an elderly woman who lives alone. The caller was the woman’s son who lives out 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.

February 14, 2018 Case 18-1719
February 14, 2018 at about 1:45 AM. Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a marijuana shop in the Port Hadlock area. The first deputy arrived and discovered a thief had smashed the window but was no longer at the location. The investigation continues.

February 9, 2018 Case 18-1558
On February 9, 2018 at about 12:24 PM a deputy stopped a driver on Highway 20 for talking on her cell phone. This was the second violation in two months for this driver. The resulting fine for this violation was $234.00. “Expensive phone call!”

February 8, 2018 Case 18-1538
On February 8, 2018 at about 1756 hours Deputies responded to assist the Washington State Patrol and Quilcene Fire Rescue with a head on traffic collision on Highway 101 at about milepost 299. Both vehicles sustained major damage but all three occupants were not injured. The driver at fault crossed over the center divider and into the path of the second car. The driver at fault was arrested for DUI.

February 8, 2018 Case 18-1535
On February 8, 2018 at about 6:43 PM a deputy stopped a driver in the Quilcene area for a traffic infraction. The driver failed to immediately pull over and continued a short distance before stopping. It was determined that the driver has a suspended license and a warrant from Clallam County. He was cited and released in the field for the new violations. It is quite common that neighboring counties do not accept suspects with arrest warrants out of their counties.

February 6, 2018 Case 18-1425
On February 6, 2018 at about 0715 hours a deputy responded to Dena Lane in Chimacum regarding a two dogs attacking the caller’s rabbits. When the deputy got to the scene there was a deceased rabbit and two dogs at large. The owner of the dogs could not be located so the two roaming K9s were seized and taking to the Jefferson County Humane Society until the owner could be located. The owner when identified could be cited for violations of the county code. The fines could be in excess of $900.00.
    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has one Animal Control Officer for the entire county. This position has been vacant since July of 2017. The new Animal Control Officer started work on February 12, 2018 and after training will be available to respond to most animal related calls. Since July all animal related calls have been handled by Patrol deputies.
February 5, 2018 Case 18-1409
On February 5, 2018 at about 3:40 PM deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 500 block of Old Anderson Lake Rd. The caller reported that family members were taking his medication and he wanted to report it to law enforcement. When deputies arrived they contacted the caller who was intoxicated and uncooperative. It was determined that the caller had assaulted an elderly family member and while deputies were attempting to arrest him he resisted arrest and assaulted one of the deputies. While being transported to the jail the arrestee threated to kill the arresting deputy.

February 5, 2018 Case 18-1401
On Feb 5, 2018 at about 12:30 PM deputies responded to a report of a male and female arguing in the street. The call was in the 100 block of Chimacum Rd. In addition to the verbal agreement the male subject punched a road sign. Responding deputies contacted the couple and determined there was no physical contact between the two and the dispute was limited to a verbal argument.

February 4, 2018 Case 18-1362
On February 4, 2018 at about 5:57 PM deputies responded to Highway 20 at Highway 19 to assist the Washington State Patrol with a roll over traffic collision. The investigation revealed the driver of a pickup truck drove off the road and up the embankment. This caused the truck to overturn. Neither the driver or passenger was injured. The driver was arrested for DUI by the responding deputy and the traffic collision report was completed by the responding Trooper.

February 2, 2018
On February 2, 2018 A deputy was sent to a Port Hadlock resident regarding an aggressive dog in the area. The large dog was found and could not be captured. However, the owner was located and issued a citation for animal at large. The fine for the first offense is $234.00.

February 2, 2018
On February 2, 2018 A deputy was driving on Rhody Drive and saw a female that he recognized and knew she had a warrant for her arrest. The deputy tried to stop her and she made a weak attempt to elude on foot. She was found minutes later and arrested. During the search heroin and methamphetamine was located on her person. She was booked for the drugs charges and the arrest warrant.

February 1, 2018
On February 1, 2018 JCSO Deputies along with a PTPD Officer and two Department of Corrections Officers and officials from the Jefferson County Health Department responded to 16 Cub Rd in the Port Townsend area. This was in response to health code violations. During the investigation three people were arrested on various charges including, DOC warrants, controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges, reckless endangerment of a child, assault on a deputy and defrauding a public utility.
      Deputies contacted CPS and removed a child from the home after finding a residence unsuitable for a four-year-old child. The removal was in part due to hypodermic needles lying all around, no utilities. In addition, holes had been dug in the yard with sewage pumped into them due to the lack of a proper septic system.
      PUD responded and found the subjects had tapped into a PUD valve and had been stealing water from the public utility. The health department is working on cleaning up this property in cooperation with the residents.  

January 2018

 

January 31, 2018
On January 31, 2018 deputies assisted the Washington State Patrol at a traffic collision on Beaver Valley Rd near Swansonville Rd. The vehicle was not occupied and 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.

January 29, 2018 @ 11:17 am, Incident #2018-1114
A Port Ludlow resident reported that a few days ago they had received a telephone call in which they provided personal information to the caller. The resident now has fraudulent charges on their bank account. There are no suspects. The victim was advised to never give out personal information over the telephone or internet.

January 29, 2018 @ 5:53 am, Incident #2018-1104
Deputies responded to a report of domestic violence in the Port Hadlock area. Witnesses reported hearing fighting and a female screaming and saw a man lying on the ground outside the residence. The responding deputies determined that the call was unfounded and that the disturbance was the result of drug-use paranoia. The female believed that a plastic bag was a man watching her and the sheriff’s office was monitoring her via an iPod.

January 28, 2018 @ 11:56 am, Incident #2018-1073
Deputies responded to the Jacob Miller Road area for a report of a person being followed in their vehicle by a stranger. The victim told the deputies that the vehicle was following him suspiciously and that one of the occupants was taking photographs of him with a large iPad-type device. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

January 28, 2018 @ 3:44 am, Incident #2018-1066
Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Better Buds marijuana store in Port Hadlock. When the deputies arrived they discovered that the front door glass had been broken out. There was no one located within the building. The store owner came to the scene and reported that numerous packages of marijuana had been stolen. The case is under investigation.

January 28, 2018 @ 2:33 am, Incident #2018-0911
A Deputy responded to the Larson Lake Road area for a report of a burglary. The victim had departed his residence at approximately 12:00 PM and when he returned home at about 1:30 AM he discovered that someone had entered his office which was located in the basement of his residence. There was no sign of forced entry and the office door and window had been left unlocked. It appeared that someone had ransacked the office as computer monitors, papers, and other miscellaneous items had been strewn about the room. The victim was unsure if any items had been stolen.

January 28, 2018 @ 1:00 am
Hugo MadrizOn 01-28-2018 at about 0100 hours a JCSO deputy stopped a vehicle in the Port Townsend area for a traffic violation. The suspect, Hugo O. Madriz a 39 year old Hispanic male of Tacoma, led deputies on a brief pursuit before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing in the woods. In addition to being wanted for Eluding law enforcement, Madriz is also wanted on a Department of Corrections escape warrant. Deputies attempted to locate Madriz in the wooded area for several hours and were unable to locate him. An investigation revealed heroin within the vehicle.
    Later that day, citizens reported suspicious activity at the Four Corners store. The suspect had contacted several citizens for help, who notified law enforcement. Deputies eventually gained sight of Madriz as he fled into the wood line. Deputies attempted to search this area with the use of a K9 and were unable to locate Madriz.
     After discontinuing the search, Madriz was sighted again near the Adelma Beach area after he had hid at a residence and attempted to flee on a bicycle stolen from the resident. PTPD Officers spotted Madriz, who again evaded capture. Law enforcement officers were still attempting to locate Madriz as of 1818 hours. Citizens were requested not to pick up hitch hikers and to contact JCSO of any suspicious activity.
    UPDATE: At approximately 1:00 pm on 1/29/18 Madriz was arrested after a brief foot chase at Discover Bay.

January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
On Jan. 20th 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM Deputies and fire personnel were dispatched to a Port Townsend address in regards to a report of a suicide by fire. Deputies arrived and found a male subject deceased. Initial investigation revealed that the man had likely been doused in gasoline from a nearby equipment shed. A lighter was found near the body.
     JCSO detectives responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation into the incident. An autopsy will be scheduled at a later date.

January 19, 2018 @ 7:47 pm, Incident #2018-0764
Deputies responded to the Irondale area for a reported non-injury hit and run traffic collision. The suspect vehicle, which was described as a small dark colored sedan with front end damage, was observed fleeing the scene and leaving a trail of fluid on the roadway. Deputies followed the “oil slick” to an area in Irondale where they located the suspect vehicle hidden behind a fence. The vehicle’s license plates had been removed and there was fresh damage to the front of the vehicle. The deputies were unable to locate the suspected driver that night. The case is under investigation.

January 19, 2018 @ 8:42 am, Incident #2018-0736
The Sheriff’s Office received a report of an adult male attempting to break into a house in the Irondale area. The reporting person knew the suspect and there was a court order prohibiting the suspect from entering the residence. When deputies arrived the suspect fled the area on foot. After a short foot pursuit the suspect escaped near Chimacum Creek. The suspect is being sought for Burglary and Violation of a Court Order.

January 18, 2018 @ 9:06 pm, Incident #2018-0724
A Port Hadlock resident reported she had received threats from her 27 year old ex-boyfriend. The threats were received as text messages in which the ex-boyfriend threatened to kill the reporting persons “new” boyfriend. The deputy investigating the incident contacted the suspect at his parent’s house. The suspect refused to exit his bedroom. After several minutes of talking through a closed door the suspect exited his bedroom and was arrested for Felony Harassment.

January 18, 2018 @ 5:06 pm, Incident #2018-0696
A Port Hadlock resident reported when they returned home after a night away they discovered that some jewelry was missing from the residence. It was determined that the suspect entered through an unlocked front door.

January 15, 2018: @ 2:30 pm Incident #2018-0289
A Brinnon resident contacted JCSO at 2:30 p.m. on January 3rd to report that unknown suspects had drove around her gated property and stole several items including firewood, garden tools, and a gas stove. A deputy investigated the incident and the resident was provided with security advice on how to protect her property in the future.

January 13, 2018: @ 9:14 pm Incident #2018-489
On Friday January 13, 2018 at approximately 7:14 pm JCSO was conducting local traffic emphasis patrols including PTPD, and WSP. During this enforcement, a JCSO Deputy stopped a vehicle with a headlight out. Upon turning around on the vehicle, the deputy noted that the driver sped up in an attempt to evade him. After about a mile and a half, the driver elected to pull over after having vehicle difficulties. The car was stolen and occupied by three persons. JCSO benefited from the emphasis by having several law enforcement officers available to help contain the scene. JCSO later determined that the suspects were in our county to sell stolen goods in our jurisdiction.

January 12, 2018: @ 4:157 pm Incident #2018-449
A Brinnon resident contacted JCSO on January 12th at approximately 1700 hours to report that a pop music star was being sexually assaulted in the area. The deputy determined that the woman had made 13 prior false reports to JCSO and is the subject of many more neighborhood complaints regarding her property. As the deputy arrived, the woman advised everything was ok and the neighbor had ran the suspects away from the music star. The deputy attempted to gather information for a false reporting case when the woman began yelling obscenities and attempting to retreat back into her residence. The woman was eventually arrested and transported to JCSO where she was booked for false reporting and resisting arrest.

January 10, 2018: @ 12:17 am incident #2018-338
JCSO received a report from several residents near the city limits of a subject yelling and screaming near the Larry Scott Trail. The residents advised that they could hear the man swearing and threatening to hurt someone. Deputies located the man, who was likely under the influence of drugs, walking down the Larry Scott trail. Investigation revealed that the man had outstanding warrants for his arrest. The man was arrested and control substances were found in his pockets. The man was booked at the JCSO jail.

January 7, 2017: @ 2:06 pm, Incident #2018-0251
A Port Ludlow resident reported they were selling a motorcycle online and that a male subject responded to the advertisement. The male subject wanted to test drive the motorcycle and drove on Paradise Bay Road toward the Hood Canal Bridge. That was the last time the owner saw the male subject and their motorcycle. The motorcycle is described as a 2015 Suzuki neon green RMZ 450 dirt bike. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Sheriff’s Office at 360-385-3831.

January 4, 2017: @ 5:06 pm, Incident #2018-0139
A Hazel Point area resident reported that while their son was ill at home they observed an “older” female arrive in a white colored vehicle, put on gloves, and walk around the residence attempting to open each of the doors. The suspect vehicle departed the residence and returned a short time later at which point the same female began to open packages that were outside the residence. The son confronted the female, who stated she was “just here to do some things,” at which point she departed. The case is under investigation.

January 4, 2017: @ 1:27 pm, Incident #2018-0128
A Port Hadlock business person reported they had hired a person to create and maintain a website for their business and that they had had a falling out with the website host. The victim went on to say that the website manager has now posted malicious information on the business’ website. The incident is under investigation.

January 3, 2017: @ 8:18 am, Incident #2018-0073
A citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report they had received a telephone call from a male subject who acted like they knew the citizen and said they were going to come to their residence and install a satellite dish in a tree on the property. The citizen told the male subject they were not welcome to do that and that they would call law enforcement if the caller came onto the property. The caller told the citizen that they were not allowed to call law enforcement for assistance. The investigating deputy determined that the call was part of a “Phishing” scam in which a suspect attempts to gather personal information for later fraudulent use.

January 2, 2017: @ 7:17 am, Incident #2018-0033
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a report that all unlocked mailboxes in the Cape George Village were open. Mail theft continues to be sporadically occurring in the county. Please report suspicious vehicles/persons near mailboxes to the Sheriff’s Office.

December 2017


December 12, 2017: @ 4:20 pm Incident # 2017-14406
A Brinnon resident called to report that his neighbor had punched him in the face over a dispute. Deputies responded and found the man with numerous head wounds. The man, who was intoxicated, reported that his neighbor, who also happened to be intoxicated, punched him for no reason. The neighbor was contacted who denied the assault, despite wounds to his knuckles. The man was arrested and booked for Assault 4th degree.

December 13, 2017: @ 10:30 am Incident # 2017-14408
A deputy responded to the Olympic Corrections Center where it was reported that an inmate had assaulted another inmate. The victim advised that he was sitting at a computer when the suspect jumped him and struck him numerous times in the head. A video surveillance recording of the event coincided with the victim’s statement. Charges were referred to the prosecutor for assault.

December 13, 2017: @ 4:00 am Incident # 2017-14422
A Port Ludlow business reported a man out front acting erratic and striking the building. Deputies responded and recognized the man from numerous prior contacts. The man, who appeared to be suffering from a mental illness, refused mental health help and became confrontational with the deputies. Deputies issued the man a trespass warning per the owner’s request after his behavior was disruptive to the business. The man initially left, but returned moments later and refused to leave the establishment. The man was arrested for criminal trespassing.

December 13, 2017: @ 2:48 pm Incident # 2017-14438
A Port Townsend resident reported a burglary and theft at his shop. A deputy investigated the incident and surmised that the suspect/s vehicle had become stuck in the mud in front of the victim’s property and likely forced entry into the shop to obtain tools to remove the vehicle. The tools were returned, however a game camera that was positioned to photograph the shop was taken.

December 12, 2017 @ 9:03 am Incident # 2017-14472
A Port Ludlow resident reported a theft of her wallet while attending a Christmas party in the area. The victim advised that she had parked her vehicle and locked it; however, the suspect had broken the rear window and removed her wallet and identification from it.

December 15, 2017: @ 7:18 pm Incident # 2017-14546
A Quilcene resident reported that she was concerned for her daughter as she had called her from a different phone number and may possibly be having a mental health crisis. Deputies determined that the phone call had originated from a Brinnon residence and proceeded there to check on her. While there, they noticed a fire outside with mattresses on it and several dogs inside the house, but no one home. The owners arrived home while the deputies were on scene and advised that they had left their dogs outside and had been gone all day. The suspect was later contacted and admitted to entering the residence. The woman was booked for criminal trespass.

December 15, 2017: @ 9:05 pm Incident # 2017-14512
A deputy was patrolling Hwy 19 near Irondale Road when he stopped a vehicle for having defective brake lamps and no license plate light. The deputy noticed that the man took a long time to pull over and when he eventually spoke with him, the deputy noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath. The man attempted several roadside tests and was not able to pass many of the tests. The man was arrested and transported to the jail where he provided a BAC of .111.

December 16, 2017: @ 1:27 pm Incident # 2017-14569
A Port Ludlow resident located a bag of what he believed was stolen mail in the Port Ludlow area. A deputy responded and determined that it was indeed stolen from mailboxes. The mail was returned to the postmaster for delivery. Thefts of mail typically increase during the holiday season with suspect/s hoping to get a quick score with packages or money sent in Christmas cards. Some tips to prevent mail theft:

  • Never send cash to an unlocked mailbox.
  • If receiving expensive packages, check mail frequently or request the post office hold your mail for pickup
  • Never leave mail in the box overnight. A majority of thefts occur during the hours of darkness, check your mail soon after delivery.
  • If you have planned vacations or overnight outings, have the post office hold your mail for pickup.
December 17, 2017: @ 3:39 pm Incident # 2017-14614/strong>
A deputy was about to conclude his shift by obtaining a coffee in Port Townsend when he noticed a suspicious BMW with no plates in the QFC parking lot. The deputy contacted the driver, and eventually determined that the vehicle was stolen from another county. The driver advised deputies of another stolen car that her boyfriend had parked near Safeway. PTPD officers assisted and located the red Acura, which was also determined to be stolen.
A search warrant of the suspects’ vehicles revealed checkbooks, identifications, and passports bearing other people’s names. The suspects were both booked for possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The case is still under investigation. The deputy was not able to obtain his coffee.