The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 144 calls between Friday, March 31, and Thursday, April 6. Below are selected reports.
At 12:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, in the 400 block of …
The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 144 calls between Friday,
March 31, and Thursday, April 6. Below are selected reports.
At 12:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, in the 400 block of West Sims Way, a man walked out of a nearby store with a full cart of groceries without paying. The caller stopped the man outside in the parking lot and brought the cart back inside.
The shoplifter was familiar to the person who called police, and the stolen goods totaled $520. The crime is under investigation as law enforcement reviews store security footage.
At 10:50 a.m. Friday, March 31, an assault between two tenants was reported in the 2700 block of Washington Street at a nearby marina.
The port employee didn’t see the incident firsthand, but reported what he’d heard. The man provided police with a recording of the incident, and said the victim was thrown to the ground. A caller told officers the victim had bumped into the other tenant, who reacted with a shove. Witness statements were taken by the officers and the crime is under investigation.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the 400 block of West Sims Way, police were informed of a theft at the nearby grocery store. A woman left the premises with a shopping cart full of items. She was described as being in her 40s, having dark black hair, a black sweater, a short skirt, and UGG boots.
The theft was on video and officers tracked the woman’s car down and pulled her over. The woman was cooperative and was taken into custody on third-degree theft and obstruction charges. She was transported to jail and booked, also receiving a trespass admonishment from the store. The officer recovered $569 worth of stolen goods from the woman’s car.
At 3:40 p.m. Saturday, April 1, a gasoline theft was reported in the 2200 block of Towne Point Avenue. A resident told officers he believes the siphon attempt happened overnight, and a hose was still sticking out of the gas tank.
It was unknown how many gallons of gas were stolen, and after further investigation, an officer determined no gas had been siphoned. The resident was advised to call back if anything similar occurs in the future.
At 2:20 a.m. Sunday, April 2, a noise complaint was made in the 1500 block of 19th Street. A neighbor reported an ongoing issue of another resident driving around the area with a loud muffler.
Officers patrolled the neighborhood but were unable to locate anyone.
At 6:35 a.m. Sunday, April 2, in the 500 block of Sheridan Street, a store employee reported a fake $100 bill that had been used by a customer. The transaction occurred the day before around noon.
Police requested video of the transaction and the crime is under investigation.