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Police Blotter 7/25/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Friday, July 21, 2017, Saturday, July 22, Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Weapons Offense
USFS 24
34.FIREARMS
Jul 21, 2017
around 10 PM

Disorder
4200 Block PANTHER LAKE RD W
Continue reading Police Blotter 7/25/17

Brush Fire Between Phillips Lake & Timberlakes

Firefighters responded to a brush fire between Phillips Lake and Timberlakes Monday night. The three-acre fire was first reported around 10 PM. Crews from Central Mason Fire & EMS, Mason County Fire District 3 and 11, and the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) contained the fire overnight. However, smoke is still visible in the area. At last report, crews were still on scene mopping up.

This is the second brush fire in the area in as many days. Sunday, firefighters from Central Mason and Fire Districts 4 and 11 extinguished a brush fire behind the Fred Meyer store on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard in Shelton. Continue reading Brush Fire Between Phillips Lake & Timberlakes

Unregistered Contractor Who Scammed Mason County Customer Gets Jail

A roofer who was criminally charged twice in 13 months for working illegally as a contractor has been sentenced to 15 days behind bars.

Peter Daniel Yeaman, 57, pleaded guilty Thursday in Mason County District Court to a gross misdemeanor charge of unregistered contracting. Judge Victoria Meadows imposed the jail time, and ordered Yeaman to pay $1,000 in penalties and repay his victim $5,000.

The judge required Yeaman to begin serving the jail time no later than Aug. 9. If Yeaman doesn’t comply with the sentence or commits a crime in the next two years, he could face up to 349 more days in jail. Continue reading Unregistered Contractor Who Scammed Mason County Customer Gets Jail

Petition to Ask Voters to Change City Commission Being Reviewed

A citizens petition that would ask voters in the City of Shelton if they want to change the current three-member commission to a seven-member council is being reviewed by election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office.

Last week, a motion for the City Commission to send the measure to voters died for lack of a second. So, supporters of the concept decided to gather the necessary signatures on a petition to get the question before voters on November 7th. They needed signatures from 10 percent of the voter turnout from the last municipal election or 157. Continue reading Petition to Ask Voters to Change City Commission Being Reviewed

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County to Hold Hearing on Increasing Property Taxes

The Mason County Commission is asking for the public’s input on sending a property tax increase to voters in November. The Commissioners plan to hold the hearing on August 1st as they move forward with placing a property tax levy lid lift on the General Election Ballot.

The Commission discussed their options for increasing revenues again Monday morning and reviewed every line of a draft resolution that places the measure on the ballot.

The Commissioners plan to ask voters to approve adding about 37 cents to the County’s current property tax levy rate of just over $1.40 per thousand of assessed value. Continue reading County to Hold Hearing on Increasing Property Taxes

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On the Road; Off the Phone

On Sunday Washington’s new distracted driving law went into effect. Drivers will now get a ticket for being on the phone or holding any electronic device behind the wheel.

State troopers say they will hand out warnings for six months but if a trooper decides actions of a driver warrant a ticket they will write one. Other law enforcement agencies say they will give drivers time to adjust but the law is on the books and they will be enforcing it. Continue reading On the Road; Off the Phone

Road Construction on State Highways 7/23/17 to 7/29/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from July 23, 2017 to July 29, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements
Highway:
 SR 3   Region: Olympic   County: Mason  Location: Milepost(s) 25.3 to 27
Description: This widening project extended the center turn lane and provided paved shoulders and sidewalks on both sides of SR 3.
Project web page
Work schedule:  Drivers may encounter occasional night one-way alternating traffic.

SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal  Continue reading Road Construction on State Highways 7/23/17 to 7/29/17

Police Blotter 7/21/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 and Thursday, July 20, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Traffic
W SKOKOMISH VALLEY RD
29B2.PROPERTY
Jul 19, 2017
around 10 AM

Disorder
E JENSEN RD Continue reading Police Blotter 7/21/17

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