Port Townsend Police Log | Bluff landslide

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Posted 6/18/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 131 calls between Friday, June 3, and Thursday, June 9.  Below are selected reports.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, June 5, a resident in the 500 …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Bluff landslide

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 131 calls between Friday, June 3, and Thursday, June 9.  Below are selected reports.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, June 5, a resident in the 500 block of Rainier Street reported an unwanted person on their property.

Officers arrived and located a transient man at the edge of the resident’s property.

The man appeared to be dealing with a mental health crisis. He agreed to leave the area and the officers discussed available resources to the man. He told the officers multiple stories on why he was there, such as saying that he saw several teens in the area being attacked, had observed the gravestone of a former friend, and said he wanted to rest his aching feet in the grass on the property. The man eventually left the area.

At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in the 1600 block of Hastings Avenue, a church employee reported an unwanted person on the property.

A man had approached a church official and their congregation and accused them of being satanic. He also claimed that he was a former member of a similar type of church. The man was later contacted by officers and issued a trespass admonishment, prohibiting him from returning to the place of worship.

The man appeared to be suffering from mental health challenges at the time.

At 1:20 p.m. Sunday, June 5, a caller in the 1500 block of Water Street reported that a chunk of the bluff overlooking the area had collapsed after heavy rain throughout the day. A resulting landslide left debris and water over parts of the roadway. The section of Water Street was closed down temporarily and crews from the city of Port Townsend came out to clear the roadway. The road was reopened a couple hours later with constant monitoring for any additional landslides or safety hazards.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, a caller in the 1100 block of Garfield Street reported a hit-and-run car crash with their parked vehicle, which occurred overnight. An officer took a report.

At 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, in the 1200 block of Lawrence Street, officers responded to a call from the local library about a woman having a mental health crisis.

The woman had been disrupting other patrons, making loud noises, and sneezing on library equipment. Library staff were familiar with the woman and ended up asking the officers to leave so they could work with her to calm down. The woman eventually settled down and officers left.

At 12 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, a caller in the 2500 block of Evans Vista reported that a government-owned vehicle had been damaged. The vehicle, a silver Toyota RAV4, had its windows smashed out. Officers contacted bystanders in the area for any information on a suspect. The case is under investigation.

At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7,
in the 600 block of Hancock Street, a caller reported a theft. They told police that personal documents had been taken from their home. Currently there are no suspects or leads on the case.

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