Port Townsend Police Log | 'Gang-related' rock attack

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Posted 10/31/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 174 calls between Friday, Oct. 14, and Thursday, Oct. 20. Below are selected reports.

At 8:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, malicious mischief was …

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Port Townsend Police Log | 'Gang-related' rock attack

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 174 calls between Friday, Oct. 14, and Thursday, Oct. 20. Below are selected reports.

At 8:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, malicious mischief was reported at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Someone tried to break into the pay box for the nearby campground, though they failed to get the box open. This is the third time someone has attempted to break into it in the last 10 days, and there are no suspects. Fairgrounds staff told police they will likely install video surveillance cameras at the pay box.

At 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the 300 block of Sherman Street, a transient couple in the area appeared to be having a loud argument on private property.

The property owner called the police, saying that the transient woman told her partner to “shut the f*** up.” Officers arrived and contacted the couple, eventually handing them a trespass admonishment. The woman told law enforcement that she’d been yelling at herself and having drug withdrawals, and the couple left.

At 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, a woman in the 2100 block of Sims Way reported being threatened and assaulted by a man, saying that he abused her and knocked her out.

She said the man has a white pit bull and was last seen in the park between Sims Way and Washington Street. Officers contacted the woman, who said she’d been punched in the face. An officer contacted a witness at the park who said they hadn’t seen a physical altercation.

Officers requested video footage from a business near the park to confirm if anything physical happened, but the woman later said that she didn’t want to pursue charges.

At 10:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, a resident in the 2000 block of Elizabeth Place told police that a rock had been thrown at his house, adding that he believed it was somehow “gang related.”

An officer spoke with the man while another officer patrolled the area for suspects. The resident was unable to articulate why he thought the crime was from gang activity, and the officers were unable to find any signs of crime. Extended patrols were conducted in the area.

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