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Police Beat: 12/10-12/16


December 20, 2017

Dec. 10

Don’t dump dude

A caller reported a large white box truck illegally dumping into the water at the boat launch. An officer contacted two subjects with the vehicle. The subjects said they were collecting seawater to transport fresh food and were not dumping.

Let me in, it’s cold!

A caller called stating that his mother and stepfather took his key and would not let him in the residence. He said his mother threatened to get an order against him and said he was not welcome there. He was calling from Everett and was advised to call if he needed a civil standby.

Just making sure

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot occupied by one male. He said he was watching the male for 40 minutes from his surveillance cameras and that the male was "in and out of his vehicle." Officers contacted the subject who was having car troubles but did not need any assistance. There was no evidence of attempted burglary to the businesses nearby

Mango come back

The reporting party advised they were missing their short-haired orange cat named Mango. The reporting party advised her cat is chipped. If the cat is found the owner can be contacted.

Not a fan…

The reporting party advised their neighbor was banging on their ceiling because she turned her fan on. Officers contacted both subjects and they agreed to keep things quiet.

Dec. 11

Just doing my job

Officers were dispatched to a male inside the Lighthouse when it was closed. Officers contacted the male who worked for D.O.T. and was doing survey work for the new ferry. The subject had keys and permission to be in the Lighthouse.

Dead birds

The caller wanted to speak about two birds that were deceased on her deck. The officer called her and answered her questions.

DUI prevention

The caller called and advised she was trying to leave and her husband was preventing her from doing so by not giving her keys. Officers contacted her and her husband. She was intoxicated and trying to drive and he would not allow her to drive. Both subjects advised there had been no assault and she was given a courtesy transport to Staybridge Suites for the night.


While on patrol an officer located an unoccupied van with an open passenger side door partially blocking a lane of SR 525. Messages were left with an emergency contact for the company affiliated with the van as it was possibly an unreported stolen. The van was ultimately impounded by Mary's Towing.

Dec. 12

Can’t make this up

A caller requested contact at the police department because she had found an unknown substance in her son's room and wanted to know what it was. The officer looked at the substance and it appeared to be part of a jawbreaker (candy).

Theft theory

The caller advised she had several packages taken two weeks ago (already reimbursed from Amazon) and thought maybe her ex-husband had taken them in violation of a no-contact order however she had no information to support that belief.

You need a permit

Officer was dispatched to the area to check for a suspicious door-to-door salesman. The officer contacted a male who matched the description in the area. The male was with a female. The subjects were with a company that did not have a permit. They were advised they could not solicit in the city without a permit. They left the area.

Cock-a-doodle what?

The caller requested assistance with a chicken that showed up in her yard. When the officer arrived she advised it had run off prior to his arrival and she did not know where it went or who it belonged to.

Dec. 13

You’re hearing things

The reporting party advised of suspicious noises. The officers responded and did not find anything suspicious.


The reporting party advised of finding personal property. There was no information indicating that the property was stolen or reported missing.

Dec. 14

Pooch returns home

The caller reported a lost dog. The officer responded and returned the dog to its owner.

Coming home

The caller reported her family member had not returned home. The family member was contacted and returned home.

Dec. 15

Can’t leave this here

The officer responded for an abandoned vehicle. The vehicle was impounded.

You don’t hear it too?

The officer responded for a report of loud music. The officer did not hear any loud music.

Identity theft

The reporting party advised that someone was using his identification in another state.


The officers responded to a possible fire. It was determined to be smoke coming from a stovetop.

Helping hand

The officer responded for a disabled vehicle. The officer assisted the driver with getting gasoline.

Dec. 16

Ghost ship

Officer was dispatched to a boat that was afloat just off the shore with no one in it. While the officer and the U.S. Coast Guard were en route the caller called back and advised someone was actually on the boat and there were no problems.

Package thief

The reporting party, an Amazon delivery driver, advised that an elderly Asian male with two small children in a gold colored van (unknown license) was following her vehicle and she thought he was going to try and steal some packages that she was delivering. The officer contacted her and checked the area for the van and it was not located.


A caller requested assistance because he had left his diving equipment on the beach. He was heading back to retrieve it but requested an officer respond to keep an eye on it until he got there. The officer responded and his equipment was located and he arrived to collect it.

Party foul

A caller reported several speeding vehicles in the neighborhood. The officer contacted a resident hosting a party that was just ending. He advised the remaining guests to obey traffic laws when leaving.


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