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Sheriff's Corner

On September 19, I joined 18 other sheriffs and police chiefs around the state who were invited to meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. I was among a select number of agency heads,...

 

Sheriff's Corner

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Sheriff's Office in partnership with Wahkiakum Health and Human Services will be providing a Drug Take Back event at the Wahkiakum County Courthouse. The take...

 

Sheriff's Corner

We want to thank all of you who were patient with our recent heightened security measures at the courthouse during our jury trial the last two weeks. For a minute of inconvenience, we maximized the safety and security of the visitors and employees...

 

Watch for scammers after bad weather hits

I hope everyone had a safe and peaceful holiday. I am always grateful when I don’t get that call in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve about a major emergency or incident! As far as I can tell our county fared well through the holiday...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Our 6th deputy, Brian Hornback, is now graduated from the academy and on his field training with deputies on various shifts. Deputy Hornback graduated #1 in academics and #1 overall in a class of 30. He was competing against much larger agencies...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Some good news I have to share is that incidents of thefts on Puget Island have plummeted in the past two months. One theft report of a boat motor was taken on East Little Island Road in May. The Sheriff's Office took only one theft report in the...

 

Sheriff's Corner

This summer turned out to be a pretty safe one as far as crime is concerned. One particular con that cropped up again however was “theft by fraud” through persons acting as contractors promising services that were not rendered or completed. We...

 

Know risks, consequences of leaving kids in cars

Even great parents can forget a child in the back seat, but caregivers who are unaccustomed to transporting children are especially prone to forgetting. Think about the last time your routine was interrupted. Maybe you forgot something, or were...

 

The Sheriff's Corner

Independence Day is in two weeks already. With that in mind I want to remind folks of the state law that provides the guidelines as to when they may be discharged. Last year we had an increase in the number of complaints regarding the types of firewo...

 
 By Sheriff Mark Howie    News    May 7, 2014

Sheriff's Corner

You will be seeing the Sheriff’s Office vehicles flying blue ribbons on the antennae this month. May 11–17 is National Police Week, honoring police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities around the natio...

 

Sheriff's Corner

I want to start by giving my thanks and appreciation to all the Telecommunicators (911 dispatchers) that work for the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office. They do a fantastic job as the important and vital link on the other end of the call you make in...

 

Guard against phone calling scams

Hope the end of winter is finding you safe. I have had some calls recently about the legitimacy of a group called “Law Enforcement Association.” This group solicits donations over the phone and gives the impression that the contributions go to...

 

Sheriff's Corner

Greetings from the Sheriff. Here again to share some news and updates from the WCSO. We are happy to say we once again have a deputy at the Johnson Park substation on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. If you need to fill out an accident report, vacation house...

 

Sheriff’s office details emergency plans

Editor's note: Undersheriff Mark Howie asked to respond in depth to recent articles and concerns about the department's emergency planning policies and response to recent tsunami situations. We welcome that information. Recent earthquakes and the...

 

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