The latest from South Whidbey's police blotter and the Record's siren chasers
Monday, Feb. 13
7:38 a.m. — A man said his daughter was being threatened at Bayview School by children who claimed she reported them to the police.
8:53 a.m. — A woman said she was at Castle Park with her son and someone in a “creepy” yellow or tan sedan came to the park.
10:58 a.m. — A caller said a dirty car was sort of hidden in the bushes on Garden Grove Lane for the past three or four days.
1:24 p.m. — A woman who is selling her house on Fircrest Avenue reported a white van in the neighborhood, and said they were going to try and break into her house.
3:32 p.m. — Two vehicles were prowled on Oceanside Drive.
4:12 p.m. — A caller on Kenney Way said there was a “ranter in the woods.” The man has been yelling since 12:30 p.m., and has been talking about “killing” today.
4:19 p.m. — A driver in a gold Honda Odyssey was weaving and tailgating on Highway 525 near Pioneer Park Place.
6:50 p.m. — A woman hit a deer near East Harbor Road and Crestwood Cove Court.
7:03 p.m. — A man on Sills Road wanted to know who made a noise report against him. He wants to talk to the person to “find out what their problem is.”
Saturday, Feb. 11
8:22 a.m. — A man on Pioneer Park Place found a dead deer on his property. He wanted to know if he could burn the carcass.
9:12 a.m. — A caller said people were dumping garbage near Bush Point and Adams roads.
9:20 a.m. — A caller said a customer had threatened to slash employees’ throats at a grocery store in Freeland.
9:33 a.m. — A man on East Harbor Road discovered two rear tires were slashed on his vehicle. He said he believed it was in retaliation for an earlier argument.
10:34 a.m. — A landlord was trying to evict tenants at a home on Pleasant View Lane. They appeared to be home, but would not answer the door.
12:03 p.m. — A caller got a text message from a friend who said he was thinking of ending his life.
2:04 p.m. — A caller complained about people who were harvesting salal from the wooded area at Greenbank Farm.
2:21 p.m. — A woman on horseback complained of two riders on dirt bikes who were on the trails at the Trillium property.
3 p.m. — A man on Britzman Loop said his neighbor’s cats were doing a lot of damage to his convertible Porsche. The animals were scratching the top of the vehicle.
4:18 p.m. — A caller wanted to have her granddaughter removed from runaway status.
4:45 p.m. — A caller on Silver Cloud Lane said a neighbor lets a dog run loose, and the dog was just seen chasing a man while he was out on his evening walk.
Sunday, Feb. 12
1:39 a.m. — A caller on East Harbor Road said their next door neighbors were outside playing, being loud and running around screaming in the driveway in front of the headlights of her car while their mother sat on the porch and watched them.
8:15 a.m. — Two large white dogs were running loose on Roxlin Drive.
8:42 a.m. — A driver in a silver Corvette was weaving all over the road on Highway 525 near Bakken Road.
9:36 a.m. — A man on Harbor Sands Lane said someone entered his home overnight through an unlocked front door and may have stolen a pistol along with other items.
9:55 a.m. — Dispatchers received a call and could hear a woman talking in the background, saying something along the lines of “illegal,” “doctor,” “Michael Jackson” and “this is what happens to all of them.”
11:31 a.m. — A man on Crawford Road said someone was on his property sometime the day before while he was gone; doors to outbuildings were found open.
12:32 p.m. — A man on Forest Lane said the subwoofer from his vehicle was stolen overnight.
3:52 p.m. — A caller complained about loud music coming from a car stereo on East Harbor Road.
3:57 p.m. — Kids near Cherry Street and Pleasant View Lane found a backpack containing mail from different residences.
5:37 p.m. — A driver in a Volkswagen Passat was speeding and passing over the double yellow lines on Highway 525.
Thursday, Feb. 9
12:29 a.m. — A man on Lighthouse Way took his dogs for a walk and locked himself out of his house. He said his cellphone was going to die soon.
8:25 a.m. — A woman said her ex-husband was trespassing and thought he was moving something out of the storage area on the property.
1:48 p.m. — A man said an attorney keeps calling and said he was going to have him served with a subpoena over a payday loan.
2:03 p.m. — A resident on Oceanside Drive said two Kirby salesmen were just at his door and they were very pushy.
2:39 p.m. — A 400-gallon propane tank was missing on Saska Place.
4:05 p.m. — Mail was reported stolen on Freeland Avenue.
4:12 p.m. — A caller said a driver in a Chevrolet truck was speeding and almost hit a pole on Highway 525 near Fish Road.
4:47 p.m. — A driver in a Honda Pilot collided with a Ford Escort station wagon on Highway 525.
5:27 p.m. — A window was found open at Senior Thrift, and it was the same area of the business that had been burglarized in late January.
6:02 p.m. — A caller on Bounty Loop said men were just at his door and were trying to force their way in so they could clean his carpet.
6:50 p.m. — A man who appeared to have been drinking ran out of gas on Thompson Road near Highway 525.
7:41 p.m. — A man on East Harbor Road got into an argument and a woman threw a laptop computer at him. He said the computer missed, but it was damaged.
Friday, Feb. 10
9:24 a.m. — A caller on Bercot Road said the neighbor’s dogs started barking just after midnight. Someone also rang her doorbell in the middle of the night. The caller said others in the neighborhood should be notified.
4:18 p.m. — A caller on East Harbor Road reported fraudulent charges on a credit card account; mail may have been stolen.
7:23 p.m. — A caller on Drummuir Road heard a screech and what sounded like a vehicle going off the road.
7:32 p.m. — A caller said a high school student picked up her granddaughter and she had not returned. She said she didn’t know the boy, and told her granddaughter she could not go out with him.
Monday, Feb. 6
3:04 p.m. — A caller said people were removing salal from county property near Greenbank Farm.
3:29 p.m. — Someone at Castle Park said a person on a skateboard kicked them off their bikes.
3:31 p.m. — A man was ranting in the woods near Sills Road. The caller said the man has been doing it for years, but now it has become a daily thing.
5:11 p.m. — A man fell over a cart and seemed like he was on drugs while at a grocery store in Freeland, then drove off in a white Toyota pickup.
7:31 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a green SUV was driving on Newman Road. The caller said she saw the man get out of his vehicle and get a beer out of the back, then he started drinking it while he was driving.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
2:04 p.m. — A driver in a Ford Edge was swerving all over the roadway on Highway 525 near Ellwood Drive.
2:16 p.m. — A woman on Cultus Bay Road reported fraudulent charges on her bank and debit cards.
3:46 p.m. — A man on Stewart Road said three packages have been stolen from his mail box on three different occasions.
5:16 p.m. — A caller reported three burly guys who said they were waiting for a friend on Maxwelton Road. The caller said they seemed like real suspicious characters.
8:18 p.m. — A woman said she asked her husband for a divorce the night before, but just got home from work and he was gone with the kids and would not answer her phone calls. She wanted to know about her options.
10:40 p.m. — A highly intoxicated woman said she needed the cops, but it was hard to get information from her. Someone could be heard yelling in the background.
10:45 p.m. — A woman said her daughter’s boyfriend was “living a web of lies” and said her daughter was worried for her family and herself.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
10:47 a.m. — A man on Columbia Beach Drive said three gates on his property were opened overnight, and he found one of the doors to his vehicle parked in the garage left ajar. Nothing was missing or damaged.
11:43 a.m. — A person on Main Street was threatening to assault a man on the other side of the street. It’s an ongoing problem.
1:13 p.m. — A caller on Sylvan Drive said a neighboring landlord was trespassing.
Saturday, Feb. 4
12:01 a.m. — A woman said she swerved off the road near Cultus Bay and Campbell roads and ended up in a pasture.
7:44 a.m. — A caller on Fish Road said a neighbor’s donkey had escaped again.
8:52 a.m. — A man found a wallet when he got off the ferry in Clinton.
2:43 p.m. — A woman said someone tampered with the gas tank of her vehicle while it was parked on April Drive.
3:19 p.m. — A smoky fire was reported near Hocker Street and Banjo Drive.
3:23 p.m. — A woman reported a smoky burn near Ledgewood Beach Road. She said it was very nice outside and she was upset she couldn’t go outside because of the smoke in the area.
3:35 p.m. — A man said he and some friends pulled a motorbike out of Deer Lake and he wanted to know what to do with it.
5:30 p.m. — People were shooting guns near Wild Coyote Run and they were too close to homes.
5:42 p.m. — A woman on Sunlight Beach Road found numerous items, including a television, that was dumped on her property behind a compost pile.
6:05 p.m. — A man in a truck in the ferry line was shining his flashlight in the eyes of other motorists and yelled an obscenity at the caller.
Sunday, Feb. 5
1:31 a.m. — Road signs were thrown into the roadway near Bayview and Sunlight Beach roads.
2:42 a.m. — A stop sign needed to be reset on Mutiny Bay Road.
10:21 a.m. — Someone in a white station wagon was checking mailboxes on North Bluff Road.
1:13 p.m. — A driver went into the ditch on Cultus Bay Road.
4:33 p.m. — An unconscious man was in the street near Myrtle Avenue and Main Street.
4:42 p.m. — An intoxicated man tried to buy alcoholic beverages at a gas station on Highway 525 but was refused service. He left in a light blue minivan.
7:25 p.m. — A driver in a silver pickup was swerving and going slow on Highway 525 near Houston Road.
7:38 p.m. — A suspicious person was walking around the Progressive Club’s building on Firehouse Road.
7:44 p.m. — A driver in a white car was drag racing on Scenic Avenue.
8:25 p.m. — A man was swearing and refusing to leave a bar in Clinton. The caller said the man might be “on something.”
Monday, Feb. 6
8:50 a.m. — A bright green Kona commuter bike was stolen on Soundview Drive.
8:59 a.m. — A woman said someone was applying for credit using her information, and thought it might be her estranged husband.
9:53 a.m. — A street sign was down on Antelope Drive.
10:36 a.m. — A woman at Whidbey Pies Cafe said a man was harassing her and followed her home one night.
10:37 a.m. — A man reported fraudulent charges on his debit card.
11:27 a.m. — Gunshots were heard near Dines Point.
12:48 p.m. — An employee at Clinton Nails said a customer was refusing to pay and was making a scene. The customer eventually paid the bill and left.
2:23 p.m. — A woman on Bercot Road said someone knocked on her door at 1:30 a.m. the night before, and she had also seen a suspicious man hanging around the area lately.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
8:46 a.m. — An employee from the Freeland Library called to correct an earlier burglary report; two laptops were stolen, not one.
10:26 a.m. — A Chevrolet Tahoe appeared to be abandoned at a trailhead near Lake Hancock and Smugglers Cove Road.
2:35 p.m. — A caller said a Subaru Impreza had been parked on Breezefair Road for a very long time.
3:28 p.m. — A man said a handgun was shipped to his firearms dealer but the package was delivered empty.
3:57 p.m. — A home on Goodell Road was burglarized. Items were missing and it looked like someone tried to remove a stove.
5:04 p.m. — A caller on Bayview Road said the sky was full of smoke but it smelled as if diesel fuel was burning.
5:42 p.m. — A woman on Norton Beach Lane said she could see two people on the beach with a small 12-foot motor boat beached near them. She didn’t know how they got down there or if they were stranded.
8:20 p.m. — A caller said a woman who was cut off at a bar on Highway 525 got into a gold minivan and drove away.
8:55 p.m. — A resident on Sunlight Shores Lane caught two men who were trying to break into the caller’s vehicle. They ran down the road after being confronted.
Thursday, Feb. 2
7:35 a.m. — A tree was blocking Fish Road.
9:19 a.m. — A possible DUI driver in a green-and-tan vehicle was going over the center line on Highway 525 near Classic Road.
4:52 p.m. — A caller’s 15-year-old daughter took more than 30 Tylenol pills and other medications in an attempted suicide.
4:53 p.m. — A man hit a deer on Honeymoon Bay Road about 200 yards north of Evenstar Lane. His front fender was damaged.
4:56 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a white Chevrolet pickup nearly went off the road several times on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
5:26 p.m. — A driver in a Mazda pickup was driving like someone was chasing him on Poor Road.
6:04 p.m. — A woman drove her car over a 6-foot embankment and into a pond near Mutiny Bay Road.
7:49 p.m. — A caller said a suspicious woman with a briefcase and a bunch of keys was trying to open the door to the Chase Bank branch in Freeland.
8:02 p.m. — A man standing by the phone booth at Classic Road and Highway 525 said he had a gun and was going to kill someone. He may have been drinking.
Friday, Feb. 3
1:15 a.m. — A woman delivering newspapers reported an unattended burn near Layton Road and Pleasant View Lane.
12:18 p.m. — A bus driver reported lots of smoke near Lone Lake and Andreason roads.
1:18 p.m. — A resident on Campbell Road said a teenager was riding a bike on the property.
3:52 p.m. — A dog on Highway 525 near Wonn Road appeared to be malnourished.
4:01 p.m. — A caller on Saratoga Road wanted to talk to someone about aggressive cats.
5:06 p.m. — A man was yelling over the fence at a neighbor on Kenney Way.
6:24 p.m. — A possible DUI driver was going over the center line and fog line on Highway 525 near Houston Road.
8:03 p.m. — A caller reported a runaway girl. She was last seen in Oak Harbor.
8:19 p.m. — A driver in a blue Honda was all over the road on East Harbor Road near Goodell Road.
Thursday, Jan. 19
6:39 a.m. — A non-injury car accident involving a Chevrolet pickup was reported at Bush Point Road and Shipping View Drive.
8:58 a.m. — A fallen tree was blocking Brainers Road near Amble Road.
9:29 a.m.— A woman said she got her 2003 Saturn stuck on Pintail Road.
10 a.m. — A man said his neighbors were harassing him by talking to him through his television with a radio.
10:33 a.m. — A Dodge truck was stuck sideways in the middle of Highway 525 up from the ferry dock.
10:45 a.m. — Two cars and two trucks were left parked in the roadway near Hi Crest Road and Island Way.
11:07 a.m. — A semi-trailer truck was blocking the southbound lane on Maine Street and East Harbor Road.
1:24 p.m. — A non-injury accident was reported at East Harbor Road and Vinton Avenue.
1:50 p.m.— A tree toppled into power lines and across the road on Campbell Road near Maxwelton Road.
2:27 p.m. — A woman on Humphrey Road said a man came to her door and then knocked on her window and asked if he could come in, and she said no.
2:57 p.m. — A 1-foot-thick toppled tree was across both lanes on Lone Lake Road south of Saratoga Road.
4:05 p.m. — A driver hit fallen power lines on Highway 525 near Resort Road and went off the roadway.
4:50 p.m. — A caller said someone on a snowmobile was going very fast on Humphrey Road.
6:55 p.m. — A caller said a man he believes was drunk drove his truck into his car on Sunlight Drive, then took off on Bayview Road.
7:18 p.m. — A man wanted to talk to someone about all the cars parked at the bottom of the hill to the entrance of his development.
10:10 p.m. — A caller at a Valero on Highway 525 said a friend was intoxicated and acting belligerently toward people, and was hallucinating that people were going to kill him. The friend ran away from the gas station an hour earlier, but the caller didn’t see which way.
11:44 p.m. — A caller wanted police to check on a hitchhiker holding up a sign alongside Highway 525 just north of Greenbank Farm.
11:44 p.m. — A vehicle prowl was reported on Howard Road.
Friday, Jan. 20
4:07 a.m. — A driver in a Ford Ranger pickup spun out at Sills and Maxwelton roads, and was kind of sideways, and could not go forward or backward.
4:15 a.m. — A caller on Cultus Bay Road reported a loud explosion sound from the south.
8:51 a.m. — A fallen tree was blocking Coles Road.
9:47 a.m. — An overnight burglary was reported at Gemkow Construction on Howard Road.
10:55 a.m. — Juveniles on an ATV were driving very fast and reckless near Steelhead Drive and Salmon Street, and also weren’t wearing helmets.
11:11 a.m. — A caller said a group of drivers parked and abandoned their vehicles on Bayview Road near Hi Crest Road, and some of the drivers may have lost control and bumped into other vehicles that had been left there.
11:39 a.m. — A semi-truck driver said he had to park temporarily in Scatchet Head, and wanted to call in anticipation of possible complaint calls.
12:19 p.m. — A woman said her Nissan was stuck in the middle of Fox Spit Road near Saratoga Road.
12:52 p.m. — Guys on motorbikes were tearing up the turf at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.
Tuesday, Jan. 3
10:43 a.m. — A man on Redtail Lane wanted to talk about a fraudulent charge on his bank account.
1:10 p.m. — A man reported a suspicious vehicle in his driveway on Saratoga Road.
9:59 p.m. — A woman on East Harbor Road said her ex-husband dropped off some tires at her residence and she heard that they were stolen and she does not want them on her property.
10:57 p.m. — A Ford pickup was in the ditch on Spinnaker Drive.
11:51 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a pickup was reported on Highway 525 near Resort Road. The caller said the driver was having trouble staying in one lane and was going 10 mph slower than the limit.
Wednesday, Jan. 4
1:16 p.m. — A caller on Whidbey Drive complained about a man who was selling window and door replacements.
1:19 p.m. — A caller reported two men in a suspicious vehicle parked on Adams Road. The caller asked them what they were up to and they said they were just talking.
2:45 p.m. — Someone dumped a five-gallon drum and paint and oil cans on the side of the road on Smugglers Cove Road.
4 p.m. — A purse was reported stolen at China City; the item was taken Dec. 31.
4:21 p.m. — A renter on Smugglers Cove Road said the landlord walked into the home without knocking, and said that he did not know that the caller was home.
9:26 p.m. — A caller said someone was parked at the end of Kramer Road and was playing loud music.
Thursday, Jan. 5
9:24 a.m. — A student’s pickup was leaking gas in the parking lot at the high school.
11:44 a.m. — A woman found a Chihuahua-like dog running loose on Bayview Road near Andreason Road and wanted to know what she should do with the animal.
1:15 p.m. — A woman on Marine View Drive said she received a threatening email from a neighbor’s family member.
2:05 p.m. — A resident on Eagle Bluff Road said men came to the door attempting to interest the resident in a carpet-cleaning service. The caller was concerned that they just wanted to get inside.
3 p.m. — Two Rottweilers were running loose on Big Harvs Lane.
3:57 p.m. — Security lights were broken out at a home on East Harbor Road.
4 p.m. — A caller had video of a vandal at the Whidbey Telecom maintenance yard.
4:25 p.m. — A woman at a property on Highway 525 said a Rottweiler just killed several of her chickens.
4:37 p.m. — A woman on Humphrey Road said Glendale Creek was overflowing and was endangering her property’s embankment.
5:41 p.m. — A woman said she was driving her boyfriend’s truck and was just ran off the road. She said she walked home. She could not give a description of the other vehicle or where exactly the accident happened.
5:56 p.m. — A caller said a driver in a black Mercedes was driving on Highway 525 without headlights.
6:02 p.m. — A man said a white moving van pulled up across the street on Sun Vista Circle and the hazard lights were on. When the caller turned on his outside lights, the vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed.
7:16 p.m. — A caller said someone in a suspicious sedan was driving around the neighborhood on Sunlight Drive. The caller thought someone might be casing the area.
Friday, Jan. 6
5:07 a.m. — Someone at the Short Stop said a woman had been waiting out front for a ride since 4 a.m., and was now laying down.
Thursday, Dec. 29
11:17 p.m. — A caller on Tompkins Road woke up after hearing someone banging on a garage door, apparently trying to get inside.
Saturday, Dec. 31
4:38 a.m. — A woman said someone pulled up next to her shed on Willow Pond Lane and then left her property.
6:37 a.m. — A man said he flipped his car on the ice near Deer Lake and Heggenes roads.
10:11 a.m. — A caller on Sun Vista Circle complained about an illegal burn.
11:20 a.m. — A man on Mutiny Bay Road said dogs were running loose in the neighborhood and leaving behind their business in his yard. It’s an ongoing problem.
11:23 a.m. — A 15-year-old girl sent a friend an Internet message that said her mother threw a clock at her and hurt her hand.
12:54 p.m. — A caller said a patio door was open at a home on Soundview Drive.
2:09 p.m. — A man on Fish Road who sounded like he had been drinking was upset about someone not paying rent.
2:25 p.m. — A caller was concerned about people burning garbage near propane tanks on Robin Lane.
3:11 p.m. — A caller complained about a driver in a Nissan Pathfinder who crossed the center lane on Highway 525 near Bayview Road.
4:44 p.m. — A woman said people who were living with her and gave notice would not return the house key.
4:45 p.m. — Hunters with bows were seen near the Earth Sanctuary.
Sunday, Jan. 1
1:51 a.m. — A caller said someone with a flashlight was walking around inside a vacant home on Topaz Court.
3:47 a.m. — A woman who was partying at a home on Sunlight Drive was starting to break things in the home.
9:41 a.m. — A woman on Hilltop Drive said her tires were slashed the previous night.
9:50 a.m. — A man said a neighbor’s dog was getting into his yard on Hansen Drive. The dog knocks over the trash cans and uses the yard as a bathroom. The caller said he has had verbal confrontations with the dog’s owners on multiple occasions but it keeps happening.
10:06 a.m. — A woman on Hansen Drive said her roommate’s wiener dog was on her neighbor’s porch this morning and now it was missing.
5:49 p.m. — A woman on Puget Drive said her husband just climbed up a tree and a neighbor yelled to call 911.
10:33 p.m. — A person tried to steal beer from a business on Highway 525, but the employee got it back. The would-be thief shoved the employee and ran out the door.
Monday, Jan. 2
7:51 a.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 near Donahey Road.
8:05 a.m. — A caller reported a fire on Kevin Court.
10:37 a.m. — A man on Smugglers Cove Road said his landlord has been verbally abusive so he gave notice that he wanted to move out. The landlord was now threatening to increase the rent.
10:57 a.m. — A truck driver was losing his load along Cultus Bay Road.
4:34 p.m. — A verbal dispute was escalating; a 911 operator could hear a woman yelling something about rape in the background and the caller started shouting that she is a whore.
5:58 p.m. — A caller said a neighbor came over and starting yelling about the USA. The caller said she was wet up to her knees.
7:08 p.m. — A tree was across the roadway on Glendale Road near Roseberry Street.
7:32 p.m. — A tree was partially blocking the road on Wilkinson Road near Witter Road.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
12:12 a.m. — A green dumpster was in the middle of the road on Deer Lake Road near the library. A nearby street sign was also down.
1:02 a.m. — A speed limit sign was snapped off on Deer Lake Road.
10:15 a.m. — A caller said a driver in an older cream-colored truck with wood panels on the side drove through the neighborhood on Ellwood Drive, then appeared startled when spotted and left.
12:10 p.m. — A caller on Shore Meadow Road had legal questions about an eviction.
12:41 p.m. — A suspicious-looking man with a knapsack was seen standing on the side of the road on Bercot Road. He later joined another person and was seen going to a nearby trailer home that was thought to be vacant.
1:56 p.m. — A caller complained about someone on Pirate Lane burning tree limbs. The caller said it was windy and homes were 10 feet away.
3:36 p.m. — A woman said a company possibly could be running a scam because they charged her credit card for a vacation before she agreed to anything, and she couldn’t reach a supervisor to talk about a refund.
4:22 p.m. — A caller said someone came onto a property on Old County Road and opened all the gates and the llamas got out.
4:38 p.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
7:02 p.m. — A caller said a 23-year-old woman was abusing her child.
7:10 p.m. — A driver on Highway 525 near Langley Road almost hit a man in dark clothing who jumped out in front of the caller’s car.
7:19 p.m. — A man who appeared to have been drinking was sitting at the side of the road at Honeymoon Bay Road and Hickory Way.
8:05 p.m. — A 19-year-old woman was hitting herself and her mom and breaking things.
10:19 p.m. — A caller on Sunlight Drive wanted information on community policing in the area due to the recent burglaries.
Thursday, Dec. 29
8:28 a.m. — Someone changed the letters on the reader board sign at Langley and Maxwelton roads to spell something obscene.