Search for missing hiker in Olympic National Park ends when hikers walks out Monday

UPDATE: Kelly Hall arrived in the area of the Elwha Ranger Station shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday, safe and well and contacted a park employee. “We are overjoyed to have this search

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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

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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

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U.S. Coast Guard recovers boat of missing Canadian near Ocean Shores

The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores.

There

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Northbound US 101 drivers near Olympia should plan ahead to avoid a lengthy detour

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. on both Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday June 18, crews will close northbound US 101 at the interchange with State Route 8 for asphalt grinding and paving.

Motorists

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Measles update: WA case count grows to 12, extending to third county

Measles continues to spread in Washington as cases in San Juan County have extended to a Kitsap County resident. A man in his 40s from Kitsap visited several places in Friday Harbor, including

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Governor Inslee signs bipartisan bill to further address the problems of derelict and abandoned vessels

OLYMPIA – Surrounded by legislators and a diverse group of supportive stakeholders, Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that builds on the state’s commitment to prevent derelict vessels

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Multiple agencies converge on two locations to make suspected Child Pornography arrest in Mason County

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, Detectives from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the Seattle Police Department and the Squaxin Island Department of Public Safety served multiple search warrants at the same time in two different locations, Belfair and Seattle.  The person suspected of possession of Child Pornography resides in Belfair, but works in Seattle, so multiple search warrants for his residence, workplace and person were all served simultaneously by two teams of Detectives. Back in 2004, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury signed a memorandum of understanding, assigning one of his Detectives to the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, where a mutual partnership with agencies throughout the state work to stop the sexual abuse of children. This specific case began when the assigned ICAC Detective received a “CyberTip” from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children, that a person living in Belfair, uploaded depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  The investigation found through multiple search warrant services who the person was, where they lived and where they worked. A simultaneous service of multiple search warrants was then orchestrated in order for the prevention of any evidence that may be destroyed.  One team of Detectives from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the Seattle Police Department and the Squaxin Island Department of Public Safety served a warrant at the suspect’s residence in Belfair, confiscating computers, computer equipment, cellular devices and depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  The second team of Detectives from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Seattle Police Department served two warrants at the suspect’s workplace and on the suspect’s person in downtown Seattle.  Cellular devices and computer equipment were confiscated and the suspect was arrested and transported to the Mason County Jail. Sheriff Casey Salisbury stated that having a good working relationship with other agencies in the state helps to bring suspects to justice in order to protect our children.  If we can apprehend those that possess and view child pornography, we can help stop the sexual abuse of our children.  Sheriff Salisbury also wanted to thank the Detectives from the Seattle Police Department and the Squaxin Island Department of Public Safety for the work and dedication to help his Detectives. Due to the on going investigation, no further information will be released at this time.  The identity of the suspect arrested will be released after he is seen before a Mason County Superior Court Judge scheduled for this afternoon at 1315 hours.  According to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect is facing the charge of Possession of Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct, but more charges may be pending.