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Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Blotter

This police blotter is made up of police reports made available by the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office.

Aug. 15

Animal problem. 1052 Monte Elma Road; 3:32 p.m. Three roosters found dead in the middle of the golf course, likely dropped off there.

Threatening. Lennon Road, Elma; 7:23 a.m. Respondent’s nephew was threatened by stepfather, who was wearing a concealed gun in a holster “and threatened to blow (the nephew’s) head off.” Concerned for safety of nephew.

Trespass. 15 Murray Place, 11:13 a.m. Home abandoned, 10 squatters have moved in and the group is unfriendly.

Hazardous materials. 400 Block of Elma McCleary Road, Elma; 6:43 p.m. Strong odor of natural gas smelled in the area, which is not normal. Advised there is a gas line near the home and not to light any cigarettes or fires.

Aug. 17

Traffic hazard. Elma McCleary Road, Elma; 9:31 p.m. Intoxicated man in his 20s wandering in the middle of the road.

Aug. 18

Traffic hazard. 18 Menzo Havery Road, Elma; 11:53 a.m. Huge bull walking down the middle of the road heading towards the fairgrounds. Owner of bull found by deputy, who was looking for it. Fence will be fixed.

Theft. 15 Murray Road, Elma; 2:14. Once again, a neighbor is stealing power. Happens weekly. Ongoing problem.

Aug. 19

Burglary. Minkler Road, Montesano; 12:26 p.m. Barn broken into and all of the wiring was taken.

Disabled vehicle. 82 Devonshire Road, Montesano; 2:18 p.m. Black Ford Explorer SUV stuck in the river. Is not submerged, but no one is around. Deputy on the scene finds woman there, who says she can’t move the vehicle at the time, but will remove it at low tide.

Accident. 100 block of Powers Creek Road, Elma; 2:49 p.m. Someone allegedly jumped into the owner’s vehicle as she was checking on a rental property. Geo Metro was wrecked into a ditch and appears to be sinking; says she has been having burglary issues and may have interrupted one.

Suspicious person. Monte Elma Road at Poplar Road, Montesano; 9:26 p.m. Male subject hiding in the brush near the bus station to the east of the intersection. Male in black clothing hiding in the bushes. At one point, he jumped out and started walking towards Montesano, then turned around and headed towards Brady and got inside them again.

Aug. 20

Attempted burglary. Linda Lane, Montesano; 12:12 a.m. Two young adults tried to break into the home to steal medical marijuana; was chased off by the homeowner, who hit one of the juveniles. They left on foot.

Attempted burglary. 100 Block of Firland Drive, Elma; 12:52 p.m. Attempted burglary discovered to residence over the weekend, damage to windows and screens.

Aug. 21

Juvenile problem. 100 Block of South Union Road. 14-year-old attacked caller, bit her in the back; 14-year-old is autistic.

Accident. 195 Devonshire Road, Montesano; 4:17 p.m. Vehicle swerved away from a car and into a fence over a driveway and into a ditch. Aid requested for minor injuries. Vehicle towed away.

Open line to 911. Montesano; 9:16 p.m. A female voice is heard, “Don’t jump in the toilet please.” A cat meows. Sound of food being poured into a dish. 911 calls back and gets no answer — this is one of dozens of similar accidental calls to 911 likely from pocket dials or misdials on landlines found in dispatch reports.

Do Grays Harbor Dispatch a favor and turn off your phones in your pockets.

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