Port Townsend Police Log | Where's my wood splitter?

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Posted 7/7/22

The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 156 calls between Friday, June 17, and Thursday, June 23. Below are selected reports.

At 3:10 p.m. Monday, June 20, a mail theft was …

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Port Townsend Police Log | Where's my wood splitter?

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The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 156 calls between Friday, June 17, and Thursday, June 23. Below are selected reports.

At 3:10 p.m. Monday, June 20, a mail theft was reported in the 800 block of Hancock Street. Two packages with hair dye and yoga cards were stolen, valued at $50.

At 4:20 p.m. Monday, June 20, a caller at the skatepark near the Jefferson Street and Monroe Street intersection reported an unclaimed cellphone they found at the park. Officers attempted to call them back, but the reporting party didn’t answer. The officers then went to the skatepark but didn’t locate the person who’d reported the phone.

At 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, a man in the 1900 block of Blaine Street was screaming and yelling at the nearby dog park. He was wearing a blue jacket. Officers came to the scene but couldn’t locate the man.

At 7:55 p.m. Monday, June 20, a caller reported an assault at the Washington and Taylor Street intersection. The caller reported a man jumping on a vehicle, hitting windows, and yelling at people. He was also described to be swinging a stick at people in an aggressive manner. The man also took a planter from a woman and struck her with it, smashing her in the face. No major injuries were observed. The man fled on foot and officers were unable to locate him after arriving at the intersection.

At 7:55 p.m. Monday, June 20, a caller in the 100 block of Tyler Street told police that their $800 iPad had been stolen from them earlier in the day. After using a tracking website, the caller observed the iPad pinging near the docks next to Pope Marine Park. Officers came out to a boat where the device was supposedly at. They conducted an inspection of the boat after the owners agreed, but were unable to locate anything on the boat.

At 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, a theft was reported in the 400 block of Taft Street. A resident who hadn’t been in Port Townsend since 2019 returned to find that their wood splitter was gone. It was unknown what brand it was or when the wood splitter was stolen. It was valued at $1,000.

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