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Westport hosts meeting to discuss contract that would replace police force

City of Westport Centennial

The city of Westport will hold a Town Hall meeting next week to discuss a contract for police services with the County Sheriff’s Department.
Tim Hill is a commercial fisherman in Westport, he told the city council Monday night “I am ‘for’ having the Sheriff, and the drug task force come into Westport, and try to do something about this drug problem that we’ve got around town because everybody knows it, and it needs to be addressed.”
Mayor Michael Bruce said the meeting run from 6 to 8 PM Monday night at the Ocosta High School, with Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott on hand to talk about the policing services they could offer the city.

Burglary suspect with multiple felony warrants sought in Mason County

DOB: 12/26/1963 – 6’-00” – 168 LBS.

DOB: 12/26/1963 – 6’-00” – 168 LBS.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Blaine Whitehead, 50, who is a burglary suspect and who has multiple bench warrants for his arrest.  Whitehead is known to frequent the north Mason County areas and the south Kitsap County areas.  There are no known associated vehicles.  Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Blaine Whitehead are requested to call the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 360-427-7761, or 911.  (Case #13-12785)

Police standoff in South Aberdeen continues

A standoff continues this morning, after a man reported to be shooting a handgun in the area barricaded himself in a home on the South side of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us officers saw him carrying a handgun as he ducked into the home on the 2000 block of Harding Road near South Boone Street just after 8 last night.
Green said they have seen a green laser being shined inside the home, and have heard what sounds like the beating of a drum at times overnight, but have had no verbal contact with the man.
A Washington State Patrol SWAT team is joining the standoff this morning. Sgt. Patrick with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department reported no injuries, and said they are not certain if the man has anyone in the home with him.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct dedicated to former sheriff

Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury

On Saturday morning, February 22, 2014, over 200 people gathered at the new Sheriff’s Office North Precinct to attend the building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies where the new office was christened as The Sheriff Steve Whybark Public Safety Building.

WA State Lt Governor Brad Owens, Mason County resident and long time friend to both current Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury and former Mason County Sheriff Steve Whybark spoke words of praise for the many years of dedicated service that Sheriff Whybark provided as well as for the current leadership and vision of Sheriff Salisbury.

Mason County Commissioner District #1 Randy Neatherlin added to Lt Gov Owens thanks to Sheriff Salisbury and former Sheriff Whybark, by adding additional thanks to the men and women Deputies who serve the people of Mason County, and that having this new North Precinct is a long time vision now made a reality by Sheriff Salisbury.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office volunteer of fifteen years John Weichert provided a background on how former Sheriff Whybark began the dream of having a north end office in Belfair.

Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury thanked all those in attendance and recognized the citizens of Mason County for helping make his goal of a North Precinct come to fruition.

Former Mason County Sheriff Steve Whybark was joined by his wife Lori where he explained his vision of a Belfair substation when he was a patrol deputy, and then he thanked the hard work and dedication of all of the volunteers who made the office a reality. He also thanked his previous staff that had worked with him for his three terms as Sheriff.

The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, the pledge of allegiance and invocation by Chaplain George Albertson, and the recognition of the many dignitaries in attendance by Sheriff Salisbury.

A cement stand with a bronze plaque was unveiled by Sheriff Salisbury and former Sheriff Whybark, and then the honor of the ribbon cutting was given to former Sheriff Whybark.

For the ribbon cutting, the following dignitaries were asked to join Sheriff Salisbury and former Sheriff Whybark: Lt Gov Brad Owens, Commissioner Randy Neatherlin, Undersheriff James Barrett, Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling (the new North Precinct Chief), Chief Civil Deputy Jan Shepherd, Chief Admin Deputy Theresia Ehrich, Jail Chief Tom Haugen, and former Undersheriff Gary Crane.

Also in attendance for the North Precinct dedication were former Mason County Sheriff Bob Shepherd, Mason County Commissioner Terri Jeffreys, building owner Bill Byerly, Thurston County Sheriff Chief Deputy Brad Watkins, Kitsap County Undersheriff Dennis Bonneville and Kitsap County Sheriff Chief Deputy Gary Simpson.

After the ceremony, guided tours of the new North Precinct, tours of the static displays of different Sheriff’s Office equipment, meet and greet of different K-9’s, and a K-9 display were all provided to the attendees. There was also a free BBQ served to the public including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, pop & water. This was done as a thank you to the public for supporting the Sheriff’s Office in order to have a North Precinct.

A special thanks was also given to the KMAS radio station for providing the PA system for the ceremony, as well covering the event on the air. The Mason County Journal and KIRO TV News were also recognized for providing news journalist that covered the ceremony in order to keep the citizens informed of this great event.

Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy shoots suspect in hand

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, around 10:39 AM, a woman living in the 4600 block of SE Arcadia Road, called the Mason County Sheriff’s Office because she heard what sounded like two men in the woods behind her property, yelling at each other, and that she heard a man yell, “I’m gonna kill you”.

Deputies responded to the area and found a 50 year old white male in the back yard area in the 200 block of SE Channel Point Road of rural Mason County, about 6 miles east of Shelton.

The suspect was moving back and forth between trees and pointing an object at the Deputies. The Deputies ordered the man several times to drop what was in his hands, but he continued to point the object at the Deputies. One Deputy shot at the suspect, striking him in his hand, causing him to drop the object.

The suspect was transported to Mason General Hospital and was later transported to Harbor View Hospital in Seattle. Medical staff advised that the gunshot wound was not life threatening.

A multi-jurisdictional shooting team made up of Officers and Deputies from surrounding law enforcement agencies responded and are conducting the investigation.

Due to the on going investigation, no names are being released at this time.

Man killed in home of medical pot proprietors

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The King County Sheriff’s Office says a Renton-area home where a man was shot and killed Monday night is owned by the proprietors of a medical marijuana business…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


JAMIE GRISIM, Age Now: 58, Missing: 12/07/1971. Missing From VANCOUVER, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Clark County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-360-696-4461 or The Tip line 1-877-274-6311. …read more

From: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – WA


JEANNETTE MILLER, Age Now: 60, Missing: 09/16/1970. Missing From ARLINGTON, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-425-388-3523. …read more

From: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – WA


NOREYNA ROGOWAY, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/31/2014. Missing From PUYALLUP, WA. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (Washington) 1-253-798-4721. …read more

From: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – WA

Pierce Co. Jail changes medical care, cuts 15 jobs

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has outsourced medical care at the county jail, laying off 15 full-time workers…. …read more

From: AP Washington News