Port Townsend Police Log | Creative District sculptures defaced yet again

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Posted 7/14/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 124 calls between Friday, July 1, and Thursday, July 7. Below are selected reports.

At 8 p.m. Monday, July 4, a caller near Boat Haven …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Creative District sculptures defaced yet again

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 124 calls between Friday, July 1, and Thursday, July 7. Below are selected reports.

At 8 p.m. Monday, July 4, a caller near Boat Haven Marina reported that someone had hung up a banner over the Port of Port Townsend sign. The banner read “Here to have orgasms, not babies, abort the Fourth,” in regards to the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade and the Fourth of July. Another sign, bearing the same slogan and written on a sheet, had been tied up to a nearby flag pole. The signs were taken down by officers after being hung up within 15 minutes, according to law enforcement. There are no suspects at this time.

At 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, a resident in the 200 block of Thomas Street alerted police about a white Ford van that had been parked at a nearby lot for the past few days. The resident told police that the people living in the van only left to use the restroom and there was a male driver. Officers arrived at the lot and talked with the van driver. He told them that he was visiting a friend at the nearby apartment complex. The man later admitted that he was lying about visiting a friend, and said he had been sleeping in the vehicle. He was advised that he was on private property and needed to move on.

At 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Monroe Street and Washington Street intersection, a bystander reported that a Creative District sculpture had been defaced with black paint.

The top of the structure was missing as well. Officers arrived and inspected the damage. They found the top of the sculpture, then went to the Lawrence and Taylor streets intersection to look into another Creative District sculpture that had been defaced in the Uptown District. The art installation had black paint all over it, similar to the other sculpture that had been defaced. Additionally, a flyer had been left on the wooden art piece, saying “You’ve been trolled.”

At noon Tuesday, July 5, a caller in the 1900 block of Sherman Street told law enforcement that they heard banging sounds, yelling, and some sort of argument between a man and woman at an adjacent apartment. The dispute had been going on for around 5 minutes. Officers came on to the scene and didn’t hear anything. They knocked on the door of the man and woman and nobody answered. The officers also walked around the building, but couldn’t find the pair. There wasn’t enough information about the situation to proceed with any further action, so police left the area.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, a resident in the 1200 block of Holcomb Street reported multiple items that had been stolen from their property. They told law enforcement that they were missing a green 2010 Craftsmen clipper with the name “Paterson” written in several places as well as a small, grey tent and an axe. The total value of the items has not been determined and the case is under investigation.

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, the storywalk trail had been vandalized. Signs along the trail had been tagged with graffiti with a marker and paint pen. There are no known suspects.

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  • boatfixx

    "...at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park..." The park is vandalized daily by litter, human excrement, and used syringes.

    Friday, July 15 Report this