Crime Time

The latest from South Whidbey's police blotter and the Record's siren chasers

Extra DUI patrols start Friday

August 12th, 2009 at 3:13 pm by Brian Kelly
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Don’t forget, extra police patrols to find DUI drivers start later this week.
The stepped-up enforcement effort, part of a “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” campaign, will be conducted from Friday, Aug. 14 through Monday, Sept. 7. The patrols will be led by the Island County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol.
Note to lollygagging tourists who may be visiting the island: Now might be a good time to start doing the speed limit on Highway 525.

First death of 2009 on Whidbey roads

August 12th, 2009 at 11:13 am by Brian Kelly
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The Whidbey News-Times is reporting the first fatality crash of the year on Whidbey Island.

Car prowlers get sheriff’s attention on South End

August 12th, 2009 at 10:18 am by Brian Kelly
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The Island County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a string of car prowls in the Clinton area. The sheriff’s office first said there were “several” car prowls, but it looks like the actual number is 11.

Dude, where’s my house?

August 12th, 2009 at 9:26 am by Brian Kelly
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Looks like someone had a real “Dude, where’s my car?” moment Thursday night. But worse.

Thursday, July 30

8:46 a.m. — A Useless Bay man said two other men were at his house trying to attack him. He said they accused him of being a thief.
9:53 a.m. — A caller said a large section of the cliff at Double Bluff gave way, and the caller was worried about people walking near the unstable area of the bluff.
1:40 p.m. — A caller complained of being tailgated on Highway 525 near Fish Road by a person in a blue 1996 Honda Civic.
3:52 p.m. — A woman said her neighbor has been throwing dead rabbits and birds over her fence. She thinks it’s in retaliation for squirting the neighbor’s dog with a hose when it was barking.
6:53 p.m. — A man was having trouble finding a property he owns on South Whidbey. He said he didn’t know what road the property was on, and hadn’t visited it in about two years.
6:57 p.m. — Juveniles were drinking at Goss Lake.
7:28 p.m. — A 14-foot sailboat was overturned and two people were in the water about 200 yards offshore near Cranes Landing Drive.
9:39 p.m. — A possible DUI driver was swerving and crossing the center line on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
10:42 p.m. — Loud music was heard on Helena Street.

Friday, July 31
12:47 a.m. — A caller said his brother fell off a cliff on Willow Pond Lane.
12:51 a.m. — A caller on Humphrey Road said two men were in an elderly neighbor’s driveway with flashlights, talking about the parts on a John Deere.

Here’s the latest from the South End blotter.

August 10th, 2009 at 5:03 pm by Brian Kelly
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Monday, July 27
3:25 a.m. — A caller said people stranded from the last boat at the Clinton Ferry Terminal had started a small fire on the beach.
7:34 a.m. — A truck was stuck at the very end of Fox Spit Road.
9:29 a.m. — A dead deer was on the side of the road at Smugglers Cove Road and Westcliff Drive.
11:33 a.m. — A woman said her nephew and some other neighbors were awaken last night at
4 a.m. by the sounds of digging on Mutiny Bay Road.
1:08 p.m. — A red sailboat was flipped over in the water about 1,000 feet offshore of North Bluff Road.
2:01 p.m. — A dog was barking all day and night on Dorsey Drive.
4:24 p.m. — A man on East Harbor Road accidentally handcuffed himself and wanted a deputy to set him free.
5:33 p.m. — Someone broke into a 1995 Jeep Cherokee at the Clinton Park-and-Ride.
6:01 p.m. — A youngster, who looked to be about 9 years old, threw a rock at a car while walking with a group of other juveniles near Deer Lake and Holst roads.
7:18 p.m. — A van had an engine fire near Wintergreen Drive and Deer Lake roads.
10:23 p.m. — A caller said a dog on Captain Vancouver Drive was barking incessantly.
Tuesday, July 28
9:25 a.m. — A caller said a truck with an oversized load was blocking northbound traffic on Highway 525, and about 20 cars were stacking up behind the vehicle.
11:42 a.m. — A downed line was blocking one lane of traffic at East Harbor and June Beach roads.
12:59 p.m. — A dog was barking on Myrtle Avenue.
2:09 p.m. — A disabled pickup truck was blocking traffic at Highway 525 and Langley Road.
3:03 p.m. — A woman on Ludlow Street found a lost black-and-white dog that was sleeping in her garage.
3:37 p.m. — A very large, white furry dog was reportedly running through the intersection at Deer Lake and Holst roads. People were stopped and trying to coax the dog out of the road with no success.
4:32 p.m. — A man said his neighbors near Cricket Lane were leaving lumber along the side of the road.
6:05 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a red Ford pickup was reportedly heading toward Langley on Langley Road.
6:08 p.m. — A caller said people trying to get their boats out of the water near Robinson and Mutiny Bay roads were blocking the roadway, and someone couldn’t get home.
7:15 p.m. — A woman said her neighbor was screaming at her from his property.
7:39 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a dark green Toyota sedan was reported on Highway 525 at Double Bluff Road.
9:44 p.m. — People were four-wheeling on Christenson Road.
10:25 p.m. — Two people were burning a large bonfire made of wood crates on the beach near Mutiny Shore Drive.
Wednesday, July 29
2:34 a.m. — A group of juveniles were driving cars recklessly and being loud near George Drive and Gamble Street.
4 a.m. — A caller said people were being loud on the back of her property on Tomchuck Lane and were harassing her animals.
5:52 a.m. — A caller complained about screeching tropical birds on East Harbor Road.
7:06 a.m. — Gunshots were heard north of Pinewood Circle.
3:32 p.m. — A person on a motorbike was trespassing on property near Highway 525 and Bakken Road.
4:57 p.m. — A brush fire was reported near the holly farm on Bercot Road.
5:50 p.m. — Someone lost tools from the back of a truck near Smugglers Cove Road.
11:45 p.m. — A bonfire was reported near Campbell Road.
Thursday, July 30
1:20 a.m. — A loose dog was barking on Maxwelton Road.

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