Port Townsend Police Log | Banjo ambush

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Posted 5/27/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 157 calls between Friday, May 13, and Thursday, May 19.  Below are selected reports.

At 6:50 p.m. Sunday, May 15, an officer in the …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Banjo ambush

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 157 calls between Friday, May 13, and Thursday, May 19.  Below are selected reports.

At 6:50 p.m. Sunday, May 15, an officer in the 2100 block of East Sims Way observed a woman walking near the road with a man in a vehicle alongside her, and both appeared to be yelling at each other.

The man pulled his vehicle into a nearby parking lot next to the woman, and the officer followed.

The two continued to argue in the parking lot until they were contacted by the officer. They said the argument was only verbal and both parties appeared to be fine. The officer offered resources to the woman, and the two eventually left on their way back to Port Hadlock.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the 900 block of Grant Street, a caller reported an aggressive dog. The caller told police that the canine, a pitbull, had charged at one of their family members earlier in the night. The caller said the owner didn’t seem very concerned about the dog, and the neighbors have had issues before relating to the canine.

Officers arrived and talked with the pitbull’s owner, who said it escaped after a door was left open, and added that the canine is friendly. She told officers that she would try to keep a similar incident from happening again.

At 8:45 a.m. Monday, May 16, a caller reported hearing a screaming man in the 600 block of Clay Street. Officers contacted the man, who wasn’t screaming at the time. The man told them that he “was talking to God” and asked officers to explain that to people who call the police to complain about his yelling.

No crime had occurred and the officers left the area.

At 11:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the 600 block of Tyler Street, a caller reported to police that an angry man with a banjo and rain boots was yelling at them. The caller had asked the banjo player to quiet down, which caused the man to start yelling.

Officers arrived at the location but were unable to find the angry musician.

At 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, a woman in the 900 block of Water Street told police that there was a man with his pants down and he was masturbating in the street. She described the man as being in his 30s with long, reddish-brown hair and clean shaven. The reporting party was in her car at the time and said that the man was staring at her while masturbating. An officer searched but was unable to locate the man.

At 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, a caller in the 700 block of Water Street reported animal abuse to police. They said that the owner of a business nearby has a cat that lives in the basement below, and that they don’t feed the feline because they want it to catch prey.

Officers checked out the business and discovered that there isn’t a basement there at all. They attempted to contact the caller to no avail. 

At 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, a resident in the 1500 block of Grant Street reported being harassed by a neighbor. The issue between the two parties is ongoing, and this time, a neighbor who was allegedly drunk started yelling at the reporting party.

The neighbor appeared to have possibly knocked over the resident’s chicken coop. The resident wanted to document the incident with police, and officers advised getting a no-contact order.

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