Port Townsend Police Log | Ding Dong Ditch

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Posted 12/2/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 156 calls between Friday, Oct. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 3. Below are selected reports.

At 2:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the 2000 block of …

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 156 calls between Friday, Oct. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 3. Below are selected reports.

At 2:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the 2000 block of Victoria Avenue, a resident notified the police of someone ringing their doorbell with no one at the door. Officers searched the area but didn’t locate anyone.

At 5:28 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, a noise complaint was made in the 100 block of Sims Way after a caller reported hearing loud music coming from a bank. Officers patrolled the area and no loud music was heard.

At 11:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, a theft was reported in the 1800 block of Holcomb Street after a resident told law enforcement that multiple tarps had been taken from her property.

The woman said she’d recently hired multiple people through the app Nextdoor, and the tarps were missing after the yard work was done. The woman is emailing images of the tarps as well as their estimated value.

At 11:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the 1100 block of Blaine Street, a caller reported a stolen bike, described as a Giant brand, navy blue-and-silver in color.

Neighbors in the area also reported having a bike stolen from their front porch in the past two weeks. Later that day, a citizen informed police of a bike in the person’s yard. The owner of the bicycle went over to retrieve it. No report was made due to the bike being recovered.

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the 100 block of Castellano Way, a concerned passerby reported a man parked in a truck nearby who appeared to be slumped over the wheel for around 30 minutes.

Officers contacted the man. He appeared to be sleeping and was acting lethargic. He told officers he hadn’t been drinking but appeared to be dealing with mental health issues, and started pouring hydrogen peroxide over his head at one point. The officers were able to contact his spouse, who came to the scene to pick him up. The man’s feet were later discovered to be cut and bleeding. He said that he’d been taking his blood pressure medicine, and he agreed to go to the hospital to be evaluated.

At 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, a man was running through a grocery store on Sims Way and screaming.

The man, described as being in his mid 20s with a Carhartt-like coat, was also seen shoplifting. The reporting party wanted him to be trespassed from the business. Officers arrived in the area and attempted to speak with the man. He appeared to be agitated and was throwing objects. Officers told him multiple times that he was not free to go, and he fled on foot as the officers chased after him. He was caught and detained at the nearby park-and-ride. The man was later booked into jail for third-degree theft, third-degree assault, and obstruction.

At 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, a caller in the 2000 block of East Sims Way reported hearing what sounded like a fight. An officer arrived and contacted two people who were yelling at each other. The spat hadn’t turned physical and the officer left soon after.

At 1:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the 2000 block of Washington Street, a man told police that $2,000 of tools had been taken from his truck. No suspects were reported, but a little over an hour later, he called back to say he’d found his tools.

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