Something about a fish | Port Townsend Police Log

Port Townsend police received 242 calls for service between Tuesday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Sept. 3. Below are selected reports.

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Posted 9/16/21

 

At 11:06 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, a business in the 1100 block of Water Street reported a woman in the store was shoplifting. Responding officers were told by employees that the woman …

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Something about a fish | Port Townsend Police Log

Port Townsend police received 242 calls for service between Tuesday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Sept. 3. Below are selected reports.

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At 11:06 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, a business in the 1100 block of Water Street reported a woman in the store was shoplifting.

Responding officers were told by employees that the woman appeared to be confused which clothes were hers and which belonged to the store. 

The business requested that the woman be trespassed from the premises but did not pursue charges. 

At 3:01 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, officers responded to a report on the 1800 block of Jefferson Street of a woman with short hair, wearing a sports bra and jeans, attempting to get into multiple vehicles parked on the street.

Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the woman.

At 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, a business in the 1200 block of Lawrence Street reported that a folding knife had been thrown through a storm window and a plate-glass window on the west side of the building. 

Officers responded and took a report, but the reporting party was unsure when the damage had occurred. 

At 11:36 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, an officer responded to a caller who would not confirm their identity or area of residence, but inquired whether they were allowed to detain a person who had been drinking to keep them from driving. T

he officer advised it would be better to contact law enforcement to intervene. 

At 10:06 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, a business in the 500 block of Logan Street reported that a car in a locked yard had been broken into.

Officers discovered a drill near a sheet metal plate where it appeared the thief had attempted to access the yard.

At 9:36 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, a caller reported the theft of a dinghy that had been tied to the stern of his boat overnight. An officer contacted the caller a short time later and was told the dinghy had just gotten loose and had been recovered.

At 6:29 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, a caller reported an RV that had been parked facing the wrong direction too close to a corner for two days. 

An officer contacted the owner, who was warned for parking for more than 24 hours and camping on the street. 

At 3:44 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, a caller in the 1000 block of Water Street reported a threatening message from a blocked number left on voicemail. An officer listened to the message, but discovered there was no specific or targeted threat.

However, additionally, a reference to a fish in the message led the officer to believe it may have been a wrong number.

At 10:58 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, officers received multiple calls from the area of the 900 block of Water Street reporting a man knocking over garbage cans, destroying planters, and tipping over a Sanican. 

Officers arrived to discover a trail of broken and disarrayed items from the 800 to 1100 blocks of Water Street. 

They were able to identify the man from security camera footage but were not able to locate him. 

At 8:33 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, as an officer was searching in the area of Kah Tai Lagoon for the suspect involved in the multiple acts of malicious mischief on Water Street, a vehicle was found parked near the bathrooms.

The officer told the driver the park was closed after dusk and they needed to leave. The driver left without incident.

At 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, a caller from the 1000 block of Hendricks Street reported that a woman in a red van or SUV had stolen the contents of a package on their porch.

The woman had knocked on the door, but by the time the caller answered, the woman and the package contents had disappeared.

At 1:27 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, a caller from Henery Hardware reported a woman at Safeway who was hitting a black Labrador dog. The caller said the woman appeared to be drunk.

Officers located the dog in a vehicle, and the animal didn’t appear to be injured.

The owner stated she was just trying to catch her dog. She was intoxicated and advised by officers not to drive her vehicle.

At 8 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 1, a Safeway manager reported two individuals who had attempted fraudulent returns.

After reviewing photographic evidence, officers did not recognize the individuals. A report was filed.

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2,  a suspicious package showed up at a business in the 2700 block of Washington Street. The package was marked “return to sender” and was sent from Anchorage, Alaska.

The store owners did not send the package. The package contained clothes wrapped around a bundle of what appeared to be narcotics. The package was taken by law enforcement.

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