Pacific County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Apprehends fleeing Domestic Violence Suspect

Pacific County Sheriff's Office

Pacific County’sK9 “Ciko” tracked down a man accused of domestic violence who ran from police in Chinook this week. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us at about 3:50 PM Wednesday, the Pacific County Communications Center received a 911 call from a female stating that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The female caller advised the communications center that she was bleeding and believed that her ribs were broken. The caller also provided a name of the suspect and a physical description of the suspect, as he had fled the scene.

Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the address that the caller was located at, in the 800 block of Bussone Lane. While responding to the scene, the deputies spotted the suspect in question a block away from the original address. Upon seeing the deputies, the suspect fled on foot through several backyards and over fences. One of the deputies responding, deployed the Sheriff’s Office apprehension K-9 “Ciko”, to locate the suspect. K-9 “Ciko” tracked the suspect and successfully located the suspect hiding in a neighboring back yard. The suspect, identified as Darrin P. Nichols, age 24 of Chinook, was taken into custody after suffering a small bite wound.

Nichols was transported to the Pacific County Jail where he was booked on charges of Domestic Violence Assault in the 2nd degree, Domestic Violence Assault in the 4th degree and Malicious Mischief. Nichols is being held on $30,000.00 bail.

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Friends of Olympic National Park invite volunteers for Fall Clean-Up

Olympic National Park Visitor Info Center

The public is invited to participate in a work party hosted by the Friends of Olympic National Park (Friends) on Saturday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center located at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles.

This event will focus on cleaning the area around the visitor center. Projects will include pruning, exotic plant removal, weeding, raking, and local trail maintenance.

Participants are asked to meet in the visitor center parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Some tools will be available, but participants are urged to bring their favorite hand tools and gloves.

This is the third in a series of bi-annual work sessions the Friends plan to host at the park.

“These events are designed to address park maintenance needs and provide an opportunity to bring together the Friends membership, park volunteers, and the public,” said Friends of Olympic National Park President David Morris. “We hope that as many people as possible can participate in this effort.”

Members of Friends of Olympic National Park, national park volunteers, and the general public are invited to attend both events. For additional information, please contact the Olympic National Park volunteer office at 360-565-3142.