Man arrested after found covered in glass, carrying alcohol from Hoquiam Liquor Store

A Hoquiam man admitted to police that today was the second time he tried to steal liquor from the Hoquiam Liquor store. Police arrested the man after responding to a burglary alarm at the store early this morning. Sergeant Jeff Salstrom tells us they were called to the 900 block of Simpson just after 2 A.M. Friday morning to find that the glass of the front door had been broken out with a large rock. Officer Don Grossi and Salstrom searched the area while they contacted the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, but before a K-9 officer could arrive, Aberdeen Officer Gary Sexton was assisting, and located a man covered in broken glass, carrying two bottles of alcohol nearby.
This isn’t the first time in the past couple weeks that the store has been broken into, last time someone broke the same window but didn’t get any merchandise. Salstrom said the 26 year old Hoquiam man confessed to both attempts, and was booked on charges of burglary in the second degree.

Stay dry, safe, and visible, as you ‘Trick or Treat’ tonight

Forecasters say today’s rain in Washington should ease by the time Halloween trick-or-treaters hit the streets but there’s still a chance of showers.

While drivers should watch for ghosts and goblins on city streets and sidewalks tonight, Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott reminds parents to keep the kids well lit “Overall be safe, I mean our biggest fear on Halloween is car [vs.] pedestrian accidents. If you’re out driving around tonight watch for the little ones, if you’re trick or treating with the little ones make sure everybody is safe.”

You might want to add some padding to their costumes tonight too, the Weather Service says it will be cool, with temperatures likely in the 40s on both sides of the state.


Mason County Sheriff’s Office seeking tips to ID burglary suspect

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this photographed burglary suspect.

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Untouched night surveillance camera photos of burglary suspect who appears to be a white adult male wearing a heavy jacket and a head band style flash light.

On October 4th, 2014 around 1:20 AM, this individual burglarized a metal shop/garage located within the 1300 block of E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, and stole several thousand dollars worth of knives, tools, etc.  Anyone having information regarding the identification and whereabouts of this burglary suspect are requested to call the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 360-427-7761, or 911. (Case #14-13785)

Mason County Sheriff swears in Jail Officer and Deputy Sheriff

On Monday, October 27, 2014, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Jail Officer Trenton Latch and Deputy Sheriff Alfonso Mercado, the newest employees of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Salisbury stated that we are very fortunate to have been able to hire Officer Latch and Deputy Mercado. Both will be very worthy additions to our agency!  Officer Latch and Deputy Mercado also fill much needed positions within our short handed Jail and Patrol divisions.

Sheriff’s office seeks tips on overdue hunter

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office is requesting any assistance in locating a 65 year old, overdue hunter.  Joe Calimlim was last heard from his spouse at 0900 hours on Friday morning (10-24-14) when he telephoned her saying that he had just arrived at the “Donkey Creek Area.”  Joe did stop at a Hoquiam gas station earlier that morning.  Joe is driving a silver, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, WA Plate – B52448G.  The pick-up is lifted and is a “No Fear” dealer package with No Fear decals.  There is also an NRA decal on the back.  The truck has a cover over the bed (no canopy).

Joe indicated that he planned to spend Friday night in a Hoquiam hotel but did not do so.  It is unlike Joe not to call his spouse daily.  Joe is 5-6, 190 pounds, brown eyes and very short black hair (shaved bald on Thursday).  Joe is of Philippine descent.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office seeks tips on stolen generator

Sometime during the first week of October 2014, property owners in the Agate area reported that two unknown men were seen going onto the victim’s property and stealing a brand new generator.  The adult males were described as one white male and one Hispanic looking male.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the suspects.  Attached to this news release are two photos of the suspects taken by a surveillance camera as they were stealing the generator.

Mason County theft suspects close upIf anyone recognizes either of the two suspects or has any information regarding this crime, please call the Mason County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 360-427-7761 and refer to case number 14-14082.

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Suspect barracades himself in, then blows up, Mason County garage

Last night, Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 9:16 PM, Deputies responded to within the 100 block of SE Shadowood Blvd., south of Shelton, to the report of a suicidal suspect previously wanted for suspicion of domestic violence assault.  A friend of the suspect had responded earlier and believed that his friend may already have taken his life.

A day earlier on Tuesday night, Mason County Sheriff Deputies had responded to the same residence to the report that the suspect had assaulted his wife, had made threats to kill and then fled the scene.  The suspect was believed to possess multiple firearms.

Upon arrival on Wednesday night, Mason County Sheriff Deputies along with Police Officers from the Shelton Police Department and the Squaxin Island Department of Public Safety all responded when it was ascertained that the suspect was alive, that he had barricaded himself in his garage and that he claimed to have firearms.  Officers and Deputies began to back away from the residence when there was a large explosion which blew the garage door off the garage.

Deputies and Officers pulled the suspect to safety where he was immediately transported to Mason General Hospital and later airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle.  The 35 year old man’s condition is unknown at this time.

Mason County Fire Districts 4, 5, 11 and 16 all responded to the scene and put out the fire.

Due to the explosion and statements made about “booby traps”, the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad will respond this morning and conduct an inspection of the property for any explosive devices.  No further information is available while the case is under investigation.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office “Knock & Talk” verifies registered sex offenders

Last week, the week of August 11-15, 2014, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Squaxin Island Department of Public Safety, Skokomish Department of Public Safety, the WA State Department of Corrections Shelton Field Office, and the Western WA US Marshal Fugitive Apprehension Task Force conducted operation “Knock & Talk”.


Nineteen personnel from the above agencies divided up into four teams and contacted registered sex offenders within Mason County in order to verify that they were complying with WA State law.  A Sheriff’s Clerk also participated to help with the administrative side of the operation.


234 address verifications/or attempts were made, another 9 transient/homeless sex offenders were verified, 3 were arrested that had outstanding warrants for their arrests and 12 investigations for failure to register were started.  As of today, that number is dropping as sex offenders are being verified that went on vacation, registered in other jurisdictions, and other reasons as to not being at their registered addresses.


During the operation, 20 different locations were also investigated in the attempt to apprehend fugitives living in Mason County that have outstanding warrants.


Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury stated that partnering with the US Marshal Service as well as our local Law Enforcement partners, provides a high level of safety and security to the citizens of Mason County.  Coordinating sex and/or kidnapping offenders in Mason County is a very important part of our responsibilities that we take very seriously!


For questions regarding the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Sex and/or Kidnapping Registration Program, please visit the MCSO website at: and click on “Sex Offenders”.

Registered Sex Offender Working For Carnival at Pacific County Fair Arrested

South Bend, WA. – This morning a registered sex offender identified as Jason A. Miner, age 38, and of Yakima was arrested by Pacific County Sheriff deputies at the Pacific County Jail. Miner was reporting to the Sheriff’s Office to register within our county as required by state law. Miner was in Pacific County working for the company contracting carnival rides and activities at the Pacific County Fair.

Miner was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant out of Yakima County for failing to register as a sex offender. Miner was booked into Pacific County Jail for the warrant. Bail is set at 10,000.00.

Mason County Sheriff swears in new Jail Officer

On Monday, August 18, 2014, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Hector Diaz, the newest Jail Officer of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Salisbury stated that we are very fortunate to have been able to hire Officer Diaz and that he will be a worthy addition to our agency!  Officer Diaz also fills a much needed position within our short handed Jail staff ranks.

Officer Diaz lives in Olympia with his girlfriend and is looking forward to working within the Mason County Jail and serving the citizens of Mason County.  Officer Diaz is a former United States Marine and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.