Port Townsend Police Log | A fawn is born

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Posted 6/24/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 144 calls between Friday, June 10, and Thursday, June 16. Below are selected reports.

At 10:35 a.m. Friday, June 10, a ranger at Fort …

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Port Townsend Police Log | A fawn is born

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 144 calls between Friday, June 10, and Thursday, June 16. Below are selected reports.

At 10:35 a.m. Friday, June 10, a ranger at Fort Worden State Park reported that one camper threatened another camper at the park, stating he would shoot the other if he wouldn’t control his dog.

No weapons had been brandished or observed. An officer arrived at the campground and searched for both parties. Neither camper was seen and the officer determined there was no immediate threat.

At 10:40 a.m. Friday, June 10, an employee in the 2000 block of West Sims Way reported multiple RVs and trucks on the property of their business.

The reporting party asked for police to move the vehicles out of the parking lot. Officers arrived and red-tagged the vehicles to warn the owners that their RVs and trucks would be towed if they didn’t move them soon.

At 10:45 a.m. Friday, June 10, in the 100 block of Cherry Street, a city employee reported potential burglars to police.

The employee pulled up to an abandoned apartment complex in the area and saw a teen run out of the building. Police have had an ongoing issue with juveniles breaking into the property. Officers arrived and checked out the abandoned building. They noted that the front door’s deadbolt had been removed and that there was burnt debris in the building. Police did not suspect attempted arson.

At 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, a caller reported an injured animal in the 800 block of Jefferson Street. Officers came to the scene and saw a deer in the grass and unable to move.

Later on, law enforcement noted that the deer appeared to be giving birth. The deer was located again a couple hours later and had given birth to a fawn.

At 6:50 p.m. Friday, June 10, at a bar near the Monroe Street and Water Street intersection, someone attempted to start a fistfight. The reporting party said a man with a green hoodie in his late 30s was trying to fight people at the bar. He had pushed another man out of the door and was antagonizing others.

An officer came to the bar and didn’t observe any fighting. The officer entered the property and asked the bartender if they saw anything, and they said no. The officer went outside again and didn’t see anything or any victims and decided to leave the area.

At 11:35 a.m. Saturday, June 11, a caller in the 2600 block of Sherman Street reported an injured fawn. The animal had a lacerated leg and was barely alive.

Officers arrived in the area and talked to the caller and checked out the fawn. It didn’t look like the creature was going to make it and the caller asked police to let the fawn die naturally. The officers left the property.

At 3:10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, a caller in Fort Worden State Park reported three juveniles in a white pickup truck, and said one of them was pointing a rifle at their vehicle. An officer made contact with the three teens near the bunkers in the park. The teens confirmed the weapon was an airsoft gun, and said they were not pointing it at anyone intentionally.

The officer lectured the teens on safety and transportation of airsoft guns. Considering there were no victims, the officer sent the teens on their way.

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