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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 Elochoman Valley area and two theft reports of metal and garden tools in the Deep River area. Deputies have been working with neighboring residents to keep a close eye on people wandering in their neighborhoods or acting suspiciously.

After the arrest of two known individuals on Puget Island, there have been no further reports of burglary. One of them is still in custody at this time. I encourage folks to keep a watchful eye out in their neighborhoods and be aware of who may be trespassing or acting suspiciously. The warm weather is here and we tend to get more visitors, some of who may take refuge on vacant land without permission. Don’t hesitate to call the Sheriff's Office if you see something out of place or suspicious individuals. We have to work together to prevent crimes from occurring in our otherwise peaceful county.

New Uniforms! That’s what you will see deputies wearing in the coming months. We are going to change back to traditional sheriff colors of tan and green. Commissioned officers will be transitioning into the new colors, phasing out the black, as the new ones arrive. Tan and green are traditional colors for a Sheriff's Office and, in my eyes, make us more familiar and approachable to the citizens we serve.

One last bit of news, we now have a resident deputy living on the west end. Deputy Hake and his family moved recently to the Grays River area, so you may meet them out and about or notice him driving his patrol rig in his new neighborhood. Remember that we have a deputy at GRVC-Johnson Park at our substation on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. Stop in and chat or pick up Sheriff's Office forms you may be looking for.

Until I see you around, stay safe.


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