Hoquiam Police Department Details a Weekend Open Jail

In response to a recent spike in vehicle prowls, the department also brought in our two bicycle patrol officers on overtime in order to provide extra patrols of the alleys on the Eastside as well as around the downtown business core.

During these preplanned but unpublicized jail events, the jail is opened for business beginning on Saturday morning and it remains open until court on the following Tuesday.  The recent jail opening should serve notice to those who have active Hoquiam Municipal Court warrants that an officer may be knocking on his/her door in the future to provide a free pass to spend a wonderful weekend in our fine facility. 

Individuals who want to avoid a trip to jail can contact the Hoquiam Municipal Court clerk to make arrangements to take care of their warrant.

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Of those arrested during the sweep, three posted bail for a total of $2,200.  After court on Tuesday, four offenders were held over in custody and transported to the city's contract jail in Forks pending further court proceedings.