Tag Archive for Mason County

Winter Storm Watch issued March 01 at 9:15AM PST until March 02 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

By [email protected] …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE HOOD CANAL AREA FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. * HAZARD TYPE…SNOW. …read more

From: Mason County ATOM WX

Burglary suspect with multiple felony warrants sought in Mason County

BLAINE WILLIAM “BILLY” WHITEHEAD
DOB: 12/26/1963 – 6’-00” – 168 LBS.
WHITE MALE – BROWN HAIR – BROWN EYES
BLAINE WILLIAM “BILLY” WHITEHEAD DOB: 12/26/1963 – 6’-00” – 168 LBS. WHITE MALE – BROWN HAIR – BROWN EYES

BLAINE WILLIAM “BILLY” WHITEHEAD
DOB: 12/26/1963 – 6’-00” – 168 LBS.
WHITE MALE – BROWN HAIR – BROWN EYES

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)

Cut cable kills TV for up to 1,000 in the South Belfair, Allyn and Victor Cutoff Road areas

On Tuesday afternoon, February 25, 2014, construction workers accidentally cut through a cable television line belonging to the Century Link Cable company.

The cable was cut around the 23,000 block of State Route 3, Belfair, WA, and areas that may be affected by the cut cable are customers south of Belfair towards Allyn, WA, the Victor Cutoff Road area and on State Route 106, west of State Route 3.  This area may have between 300 to 1,000 customers residing in the north Mason County area.

Century Link Cable Company has advised the Mason County Emergency Communications Dispatchers that they have crews on site and will work around the clock if necessary to restore cable services.

If any customer has any questions regarding their cable service, they are asked not to call 9-1-1, but to contact their cable company.  The Washington State Patrol, the Mason County Emergency Communications Center and the Mason County Sheriff’s

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.

Winter Storm Watch issued February 22 at 3:02AM PST until February 24 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

By [email protected] …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. * SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS…BELLINGHAM…FRIDAY …read more

From: Mason County ATOM WX

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.

Flood Warning issued February 18 at 1:01PM PST until February 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

By [email protected] …THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON… SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY. .FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 16 OLYMPIC PENINSULA REGION RAINFALL TODAY WILL DRIVE THE SKOKOMISH RIVER TO FLOOD STAGE THIS …read more

From: Mason County ATOM WX

Flood warnings in parts of Western Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings Tuesday for Chehalis River near Grand Mound in Thurston County and Porter in Grays Harbor County. Also for the Skookumchuck River near Bucoda in Lewis and Thurston counties, and the Skokomish River near Potlatch in Mason County…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Flood Warning issued February 17 at 10:51PM PST until February 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

By [email protected] …THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON… SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY. .FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 13 OLYMPIC PENINSULA REGION MORE HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST TUESDAY. THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL REMAIN …read more

From: Mason County ATOM WX

Flood Warning issued February 17 at 4:13PM PST until February 19 at 1:00AM PST by NWS

By [email protected] …THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WASHINGTON… SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH AFFECTING MASON COUNTY. .FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 10 MORE HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST TUESDAY. THE SKOKOMISH RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR FLOOD STAGE UNTIL THEN AND IS LIKELY TO GO ABOVE FLOOD STAGE …read more

From: Mason County ATOM WX