Port Townsend Police Log | Theft at the cemetery

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Posted 11/3/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 174 calls between Friday, Oct. 14, and Thursday, Oct. 20. Below are selected reports.

At 12:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, a trespass call was …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Theft at the cemetery

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 174 calls between Friday, Oct. 14, and Thursday, Oct. 20. Below are selected reports.

At 12:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, a trespass call was reported in the 400 block of Kearney Street after a man returned to a store that he’d previously been trespassed from.

The man is homeless and was panhandling in the parking lot, approaching people in vehicles and asking for money.

The caller told police the man was making people feel uncomfortable, and police confirmed there was a valid trespass order for the man. Officers drove to the area and saw him on the sidewalk. He was advised to not return to the store property or he would be arrested.

At 2:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, a welfare check was requested in the 2500 block of Sims Way after a bystander observed a woman slumped over the steering wheel of her car.

Officers contacted the woman, and she told them she was using the nearby wifi to use her cell phone.

The woman appeared to be fine and the officers left.

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17,
a caller in the 600 block of Hancock Street reported a bike being stolen earlier in the day. The bicycle is a blue-and-silver Raleigh mountain bike. There are no suspects at this time and a theft report was completed.

At 12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Laurel Grove Cemetery, a burglary was reported.

An unknown suspect had broken the locks on a storage shed. Nothing appeared to be missing, and the cemetery staff said they’d call back later if they discovered if any property missing.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19,
suspicious activity was reported in the 600 block of McPherson Street. A resident told law enforcement that a man was pounding at their door and yelling. The man, in his 20s with dark hair, a black sweatshirt, and jeans, had apparently been asking for someone who didn’t live there. The resident, a woman, had children with her in the home as well as a gun. She believed the man was high on drugs. Officers drove to the scene but were unable to locate the man.

At 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the 600 block of McPherson Street, a resident reported the same man from the previous report, stating that he appeared to be attempting to break into their residence.

The resident could see him via their camera system, adding that there was a 14-year-old in the home alone. The teen was holed up in a bedroom. Officers drove to the location but the man had already left.

Law enforcement conducted multiple patrols of the McPherson Street area in hopes of locating the man, but he was not found.

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