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South Whidbey blotter | Something scary’s on the roof

October 27th, 2011 at 7:30 am by Brian Kelly
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Tuesday, Oct. 4
10:42 a.m. — A resident on Brighton Beach Road reported a drifting 15- to 20-foot boat with an outboard and a canvas cabin. The caller could see the anchor line and said it must be dragging anchor.
1:42 p.m. — A man on Lancaster Road said five stray sheep were on his property. It’s been an ongoing problem for weeks.
2:28 p.m. — A woman evicted from her place on Wilkinson Road said her cat was still at the home.
4:38 p.m. — A package that was supposed to be delivered on Deer Lake Road went missing.
5:15 p.m. — A person with a dog bite from an incident on Wilkinson Road was in the emergency room at Whidbey General Hospital.
5:40 p.m. — A driver in a Saab convertible was driving erratically on Highway 525 near Marsh View Avenue.
8:13 p.m. — A blue Dodge truck was in the ditch on Woodard Avenue.
8:52 p.m. — A woman who lives in a geometric dome-shaped home said there was something big on her roof and she was scared. It sounded like something crawling.
9:17 p.m. — A 15-year-old said he was going to hurt himself.
11:12 p.m. — A woman at a Main Street business said her employee just came in and kicked her in the groin.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
1:24 p.m. — A woman on Smugglers Cove Road said someone damaged her Internet cable.
2:08 p.m. — Guns were reported stolen on Avonlee Lane.
4:39 p.m. — A woman on Fish Road said someone’s dog was in her yard and it was a problem.

South Whidbey blotter | Here a horse, there a horse

October 26th, 2011 at 1:59 pm by Brian Kelly
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Sunday, Sept. 25
12:39 a.m. — A horse got loose on Lola Lane.
12:51 a.m. — A driver in a Ford Mustang hit a deer on Bayview Road.
1:31 a.m. — A man on Cultus Bay Road said he could see the glow of flames coming from behind a storage unit.
9:36 a.m. — A large branch was in the road on Coles Road.
10:49 a.m. — A barking dog was reported on Timber Lane.
11:32 a.m. — A dead deer was reported on Rollinghill Road.
11:50 a.m. — A tree was down and blocking traffic near Maxwelton Road and Rivendell Road.
1:21 p.m. — A hit-and-run accident from the previous night was reported at Hong Kong Gardens.
1:34 p.m. — A fallen tree was blocking Goodell Road.
1:51 p.m. — A very large branch was in the highway in front of the Greenbank Store.
2:19 p.m. — The traffic light was out at Maxwelton Road and Highway 525.
2:54 p.m. — A power line was down and smoking on Saratoga Road.
6:27 p.m. — A driver spun out at the stop light at Highway 525 and Bayview Road and went into the ditch. The caller said the driver had bloodshot eyes, and the man may have been impaired.
8:47 p.m. — Two horses were in the roadway on Goss Lake Road.

Monday, Sept. 26
1:44 a.m. — Multiple fluorescent light bulbs were broken in the road on Cattail Lane and Double Bluff Road.
3:50 a.m. — A man threw water in a woman’s face.
11 a.m. — A man on Greenbank Drive said someone used his debit card fraudulently.

South Whidbey blotter | I spy

October 24th, 2011 at 8:24 am by Brian Kelly
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Friday, Sept. 23
5:38 p.m. — Someone found a child’s bike, helmet, gloves and other personal items on a trail at the Trillium property.
5:41 p.m. — A caller wanted police to check on a woman who might be using meth.
5:44 p.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 at Resort Road. The deer was injured, but ran into  the woods.
6:49 p.m. — Ten or more gunshots were heard on Tiffany Road.
10:32 p.m. — A teenager was throwing rocks at parked cars at Ken’s Korner mall.
11:29 p.m. — A barking dog was reported on Humphrey Road.

Saturday, Sept. 24
Midnight — A fire was reported in the field at the tilth property at Thompson Road. The caller was trying to put out the fire.
4:52 a.m. — A man said his wife hit him in the head.
6:40 a.m. — A driver hit a deer on Highway 525 and Mutiny Bay Road and the deer was in the roadway.
7:37 a.m. — An injured deer was reported on Bush Point Road.
7:51 a.m. — A home was burglarized overnight at a property on Highway 525.
9:54 a.m. — A caller said people involved in a bike race were a traffic hazard at Goss Lake and Cedar Hill roads.
11:30 a.m. — A dead deer was reported on the side of Maxwelton Road.
3:19 p.m. — A man on Lancaster Road wanted to talk to authorities about an ongoing problem of harassment with his neighbor.
7:25 p.m. — A resident on Lola Lane heard gunshots in the area.
7:32 p.m. — A man on Admiralty Way complained about people on Honeymoon Bay Road who had a bonfire. He said he could see it through his binoculars.
7:33 p.m. — A caller on Mardell Drive complained about a neighbor with blaring, loud music. It’s been an ongoing problem for the past two years.
10:23 p.m. — A diaper bag was stolen from the beach near the Clinton ferry dock. It was later turned in to lost-and-found, but a cell phone and iPod was missing.
11:38 p.m. — A caller heard a vehicle go off the road near Lancaster Road and Moonrise Lane.

South Whidbey blotter | Timber trouble

October 20th, 2011 at 10:03 am by Brian Kelly
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Thursday, Sept. 22
10:39 a.m. — Tree debris was in the roadway on Montgomery Lane near Bailey Road.
10:47 a.m. — A vehicle was broken into on Pioneer Park Place.
2:25 p.m. — A small Boston terrier ran into the roadway on Heggenes Road near Holst Road.
2:32 p.m. — Someone on Goss Ridge Road reported the theft of a cell phone.
2:46 p.m. — A possible drunk driver was sitting in a white Chevrolet Blazer in the parking lot at the Greenbank Store and was drinking a bottle of wine.
3:09 p.m. — A driver in a red Chevrolet Astrovan was swerving and nearly rear-ended several vehicles on Highway 525 near Fish Road. The driver was also passing other vehicles on the right.
4:48 p.m. — A driver was locked out of a vehicle at Double Bluff Beach.
4:59 p.m. — A caller complained about a truck that did not have brake lights on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
6:27 p.m. — A man and a woman were fighting in a red Honda Civic on Bayview Road. Both appeared to have been drinking.
8:34 p.m. — A caller on Harbor Estates Road said a car was moving slowly past the house, and the caller could hear mailboxes being opened and closed.

Friday, Sept. 23
4:07 a.m. — Two people were sitting in a sedan parked on Virginia Avenue, and the caller thought it was suspicious.
7:23 a.m. — A driver hit a deer on Wilkinson Road.
8:46 a.m. — An 18-foot boat washed ashore near Mutiny Shore Drive.
8:56 a.m. — A tree was leaning over the roadway on Bayview Road.
9:10 a.m. — A man said his 14-year-old son was being abused by his mother.
9:14 a.m. — A woman said people were clearing timber without a permit on Rehberg Road.
9:55 a.m. — Someone said they found a crack pipe on Blakely Avenue.
10:48 a.m. — A woman on Country Lane said she had a friendly pit bull in her yard.
12:01 p.m. — A vehicle was vandalized near Langley Road and Hollyhock Lane.
12:35 p.m. — A woman said she loaned her red Jeep Cherokee to a friend. He was supposed to return it to her the day before, but she had not heard from him.
2:44 p.m. — A tree was partially blocking Maxwelton Road near Rivendell Road.
4:48 p.m. — A caller said two very small children in a white Dodge Durango had been left alone in car seats in the parking lot at Payless.
4:57 p.m. — A resident on Mortland Drive reported an ongoing problem with a speeding driver in a black Subaru.
5:27 p.m. — A driver was hurt in a two-car accident on Fish Road.
5:33 p.m. — A man was having a dispute with a neighbor on Coachman Court about noise.

South Whidbey blotter | A thirsty wanderer

October 18th, 2011 at 7:13 am by Brian Kelly
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Tuesday, Sept. 13
7:05 a.m. — A woman said vandals damaged nine or 10 mailboxes on Smugglers Cove Road.
9:12 a.m. — A man on Lone Lake Road said someone had dumped the equivalent of two dump truckloads of garbage on his property.
9:59 a.m. — A woman said her tenants on Hansen Drive were supposed to move out but she had gotten reports that someone was living there in a fifth wheel.
10:23 a.m. — Mailboxes were vandalized on Bald Eagle Way.

Monday, Sept. 19
6:20 a.m. — A black Mitsubishi appeared abandoned on Crawford Road.
9:04 a.m. — A caller on Beach Drive wanted to know if it was legal to drive a golf cart on the roadway and if it was OK to operate a boat on a lake where people were swimming.
12:09 p.m. — A two-car accident was reported on Highway 525 and Bush Point Road, and one vehicle was on its side.
2:20 p.m. — A woman said she got a call from someone posing as her grandson.
4:06 p.m. — A woman on Cultus Bay Road wanted to know how to dispose of unused medication.
5:34 p.m. — A driver was blocking traffic at the ferry terminal.
5:48 p.m. — A man in a black Subaru was swerving on Highway 525 and the caller said there were children in the car.
7:59 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a Honda Accord was reported on Cultus Bay Road.
11:49 p.m. — A man on Morningtown Place said his border collie ran away, and she can run up to 45 mph.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
5:53 a.m. — A barking dog was reported on Saratoga Road.
10:11 a.m. — A man on Humphrey Road reported a case of fraud involving a credit card.
11:15 a.m. — A man found phone equipment that fell off a truck near Highway 525 and Fish Road.
1:18 p.m. — A disabled propane truck was partially blocking traffic on Cultus Bay Road.
2:02 p.m. — A caller said a woman hit something with her car and went partially off the roadway on Hansen Drive.
2:31 p.m. — A woman on Cedar Hill Road said a man in his twenties was wandering through her backyard. He said he was thirsty and wanted to have a drink.
3:18 p.m. — A contractor reported getting threatening emails and death threats.
6:20 p.m. — A caller on Decatur Avenue caught a stray dog and put it in her neighbor’s yard.
7:54 p.m. — A driver hit a deer near Wahl Road and Admiralty Way.
8:39 p.m. — A Ford Escort wagon was reported stolen on Sanctuary Lane.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
12:38 a.m. — A dead deer was reported on Langley Road.
8:39 a.m. — A generator was stolen overnight on Smugglers Cove Road.
9:06 a.m. — A driver in a blue Geo Metro was passing illegally and speeding on Highway 525 near Fish Road.
9:26 a.m. — A dead raccoon was reported at Velveteen Drive and Langley Road.
9:38 a.m. — A woman wanted to talk to police about someone taking out credit in her name.
10:44 a.m. — A woman wanted to talk to authorities because her son was pulled over and given a warning two weeks ago.
11:42 a.m. — A gold Honda with expired tabs was left parked on Lagoon View Drive.
11:48 a.m. — A Puget Sound Energy employee wanted a police escort so he could turn off someone’s power in Clinton. The man said the customer was very irate and might do something.
6:42 p.m. — A 12-foot aluminum boat washed up on shore near Mutiny Shore Drive.

Thursday, Sept. 22
6:51 a.m. — A disabled vehicle was blocking traffic on Highway 525 at Fish Road. A woman was trying to flag vehicles around the car.
9:41 a.m. — A driver in a white sports car passed someone in a school zone on Maxwelton Road near the high school.

South Whidbey blotter | Hang on, Snoopy

October 11th, 2011 at 7:18 am by Brian Kelly
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Sunday, Sept. 11
12:04 p.m. — A terrified beagle was seen running on East Harbor Road north of Goss Lake Road.
12:05 p.m. — A deer with a broken leg on Maxwelton Road needed to be dispatched.
1:35 p.m. — A dead deer was reported on East Harbor Road.
3:05 p.m. — A beagle and a springer spaniel were loose on East Harbor Road.
5:19 p.m. — A caller on East Harbor Road wanted to report a crabbing violation.
6:15 p.m. — A person on a bike with beer cans in his hands sat down near Highway 525 and Classic Road. The caller asked if he needed help, but he said he was OK.
7:28 p.m. — A man wearing a camouflage shirt was running around and screaming at people near Seashore Avenue and Shell Street.
8:46 p.m. — A caller on East Harbor Road reported the theft of a bed. The thief left in a new red Jeep. He was headed toward Freeland with the bed on top of his Jeep.
10:40 p.m. — A man heard rifle shots near Sills Road.

Monday, Sept. 12
8:26 a.m. — Two steel road construction plates were missing on Crawford Road.
10:18 a.m. — A woman on Smugglers Cove Road said her mailbox was ripped off its post during the night.
11:59 a.m. — A woman said she was assaulted and hit on the back. No ambulance was needed.
12:32 p.m. — A woman said her daughter lost her cell phone at the Goose grocery.
2:31 p.m. — Someone in an old Ford van pulled up to a field near Mutiny Bay Road and let a mouse out of a cage. The mouse was still in the area.
3:07 p.m. — A man was causing a disturbance at a pharmacy on Main Street.
4:38 p.m. — A two-car, non-injury accident was reported on Saratoga Road.
4:59 p.m. — A small fawn that appeared injured was in the ditch on Honeymoon Bay Road south of Bercot Road.
5:08 p.m. — A driver in a Ford pickup was speeding on Scott Road near Freeland.
6:30 p.m. — A man in a dark brown shirt and sweatpants was riding a shopping cart on Main Street. An employee at a nearby business said the man had been making “scary” comments to people.
6:36 p.m. — A small puppy on Crawford Road was having a seizure. The caller was given the number to an emergency vet in Mount Vernon.
7:26 p.m. — A caller on East Harbor Road complained about a neighbor with a burn pile in the back yard.
8:49 p.m. — A caller said it looked like someone was selling drugs on Ocean Aire Court because there was a lot of traffic in the area.
11:18 p.m. — Someone on Maxwelton Road heard a crash and thought a tree fell on the roadway. The caller was too scared to go outside and look.
11:32 p.m. — A wildlife agent said he would be using a gun near Soundview Drive for beaver control.

South Whidbey blotter | Break-in on Lakeside Drive

October 6th, 2011 at 10:58 am by Brian Kelly
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Friday, Sept. 9
7:31 a.m. — A suspicious man jumped from behind some bushes in the 27100 block of Highway 525.
9:14 a.m. — A woman on Wheel Drive found an arrow on her property.
10:37 a.m. — A caller reported an erratic driver who was on his way to the ferry.
11:31 a.m. — A small dory rowboat was lost overnight in the water off East Harbor Road.
1:12 p.m. — A man found credit cards while running on East Harbor Road.
1:24 p.m. — A driver hit a deer on North Bluff Road near Shoreline Drive.
4:55 p.m. — A caller said a man was parked in an RV near the skatepark at Community Park, and was asked to turn his music down. The caller also saw money changing hands.
5:15 p.m. — A dead deer was reported in the ditch near Smugglers Cove Road.
6:30 p.m. — A motorcycle was in the ditch on Newman Road and the rider appeared to be awake and breathing.
10:04 p.m. — A resident on Lakeside Drive reported a residential burglary. A boat motor, lawnmower, DVD player and weed whacker were taken.

Saturday, Sept. 10
1:11 a.m. — A caller said the noise level at Hong Kong Gardens was a lot louder than normal.
9:04 a.m. — A driver in a blue Camaro with an Oregon license plate was passing recklessly on Highway 525 near Double Bluff Road.
9:27 a.m. — A driver in a blue Ford F-150 was driving recklessly on Highway 525 near Freeland.
11:49 a.m. — A caller on Bob Galbreath Road reported ongoing problems with trespassers riding motorcycles.
1:33 p.m. — Someone dumped internal animal remains at the pullout at Goss Lake.
6:33 p.m. — A woman said her ex-boyfriend was threatening to kill himself.
7:57 p.m. — A highly intoxicated man was seen driving an SUV that was towing a boat away from the Mutiny Bay Boat Ramp.
8:16 p.m. — A man on Mortland Drive complained about a neighbor’s burn pile.
8:46 p.m. — A driver ran over a fence and a septic system at a home on Columbia Beach Drive.
8:53 p.m. — A woman said she heard loud explosions coming from Bailey and Scatchet Head roads. She wasn’t sure exactly what the sounds were.
10:09 p.m. — A driver in a gold Lexus SUV was speeding on Highway 525 near Ellwood Drive.
11:27 p.m. — Two men were fighting near the ferry dock, and were later seen walking up the hill.

Sunday, Sept. 11
9:55 a.m. — A bird bath was stolen overnight on Newman Road.

South Whidbey blotter | Hold your horses

September 30th, 2011 at 8:23 am by Brian Kelly
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Wednesday, Sept. 7
4:09 a.m. — Horses were in the roadway on Bailey Road.
7:15 a.m. — Two horses were running loose on Cultus Bay Road.
7:18 a.m. — A caller on Fish Road complained about loud construction noise in the area.
10:32 a.m. — A man and woman were having an argument at the bus stop in front of a church on Maxwelton Road.
11:41 a.m. — A Honey Bucket was partially tipped over on Brooks Hill Road, but the lopsided loo was not damaged.
1:25 p.m. — A caller said juveniles in an older blue truck ran the caller off the road and made inappropriate hand gestures at others. The caller said the youths were later seen at the skate park.
1:59 p.m. — A caller complained about a dog locked in a vehicle on Maxwelton Road, and said the windows were hardly down.
6:17 p.m. — Two horses were loose on Willow Pond Lane.
6:46 p.m. — A woman on Sunlight Drive said her neighbor shot her dog with a pellet gun the previous night.
8:14 p.m. — Someone was burning trash on Upper Harbor Drive.
8:22 p.m. — A caller said there was a suspicious vehicle parked on Sanctuary Lane.
9:03 p.m. — A driver hit a deer near Tomchuck Lane and Highway 525.

Thursday, Sept. 8
10:13 a.m. — A caller reported a white truck that did not have brake lights near Ken’s Korner.
12:49 a.m. — A Great Dane was running loose near Cultus Bay Road.
4:07 p.m. — A cat sitter reported finding a backpack on the porch of a home on Longhouse Lane. The sitter also heard footsteps in the house during a visit the day before.
4:15 p.m. — A caller on Magellan Drive reported an ongoing problem with people parking on a drain field at the location.
6:23 p.m. — Juveniles were driving recklessly on Wilkinson Road.
11:35 p.m. — Dogs had been barking for the past three hours on Wintergreen Drive.
11:38 p.m. — A man on Barred Owl Way said he heard a man yelling for help that was coming from the woods nearby.

South Whidbey blotter | Ice on the road

September 29th, 2011 at 7:54 am by Brian Kelly
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Monday, Sept. 5
1:08 a.m. — A driver hit a deer on Saratoga Road.
11:07 a.m. — A 24-year-old man was punching himself in the face.
11:27 a.m. — A caller on Wateredge Drive said a neighbor improperly dumped yard debris and tree limbs in the neighborhood.
11:55 a.m. — A mailbox was stolen on Wilson Place.
12:58 p.m. — Two dogs were barking on Virginia Avenue near Ledgewood Beach Road.
12:59 p.m. — Barking dogs were reported on Donna Drive.
1:59 p.m. — A caller complained about parked cars near Double Bluff Road and Shore Avenue.
3:43 p.m. — A non-injury accident was reported on Grimm Road.
5:35 p.m. — An aggressive driver threw a cup of ice at another vehicle on Highway 525 near Woodard Avenue.
6:02 p.m. — A caller said a man was being attacked on Columbia Beach Drive.
11:30 p.m. — A woman said someone stole money out of her wallet and refused to give it back and was warned that if she called police, she would get a bullet in her head.

Tuesday, Sept. 6
1:36 a.m. — A car was off the road and in the woods on Highway 525 just south of Coles Road.
7:42 a.m. — Dogs were barking on Virginia Avenue. It’s an ongoing problem.
7:42 a.m. — A caller reported an ongoing problem with barking dogs on Donna Drive. The woman said she had called three times in the past week, but no one had talked to the dog owners.
8:28 a.m. — Gunshots were heard near Hi Crest Road.
8:37 a.m. — A caller heard gunshots near Lone Lake.
8:39 a.m. — A caller on Double Bluff Road said someone left two burial urns outside the front door.
11:22 a.m. — A loose beagle was reported at the Clinton Ferry Terminal.
12:39 p.m. — A two-car, non-injury accident was blocking the roadway on Highway 525 near Coles Road.
1:32 p.m. — A two-car accident was reported on Highway 525 near Smugglers Cove Road.
2:25 p.m. — Someone caught the loose beagle at the ferry terminal.
2:57 p.m. — A man on Bayview Road said he sold his car and the buyer had some mechanical work done on the vehicle before the sale went through, but backed out of the deal and now the mechanic wanted the car owner to pay for the repairs.
3:35 p.m. — A man on Honeymoon Lake Drive said he hired a contractor to do some work, but the work was not done and the contractor took off with his $3,000.
3:51 p.m. — A man said he sold his vehicle to his ex-girlfriend, who then defaulted on the purchase.
4:03 p.m. — A possible DUI driver in a gold, four-door sedan was reported on Mutiny Bay Road near Bush Point Road.
4:26 p.m. — A driver in a light-colored sedan was swerving on Main Street.
7:16 p.m. — A woman was heard screaming for help on Tiffany Road.
7:29 p.m. — A woman on Bush Point Road complained about her neighbors doing target practice in the area.
7:37 p.m. — A barking dog was reported on Ravenscall Road. It’s an ongoing problem.
10:38 p.m. — A driver went off the side of the road on Highway 525 near Midvale Road.
11:38 p.m. — A woman said she hit a deer near Pacific Dogwood Drive and now her door won’t open for her to get out.

South Whidbey blotter | Suspicious goings-on

September 23rd, 2011 at 8:53 am by Brian Kelly
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Sunday, Aug. 14
8:33 p.m. - A caller complained about land clearing at the end of Rehberg Road.
8:52 p.m. - A two-car accident was reported involving two cars coming off the Clinton ferry.
9:55 p.m. - A woman said four people in a suspicious car had just come down an access road near her home on Sunlight Beach Road that goes to the beach.
10:48 p.m. - A man said he was out of town but his neighbors on Wild Coyote Run called to say there was a party going on at his house.

Monday, Aug. 15
1:03 a.m. - Traffic cones were blocking the roadway on Hillis Drive at Lenz Place, and the caller thought the cones may have been put in the road by juveniles.
9:28 a.m. - A caller on Harbor Estates Road complained of a barking dog. The caller said he was an expert with a rifle and a pistol and he was not afraid to shoot someone if no one does anything.
11:47 a.m. – A fence was damaged at a horse arena on Deer Lake Road.
12:21 p.m. - A business on Main Street reported the theft of a sign.
1:21 p.m. - A man said his vehicle was broken into on Harbor Avenue and his wallet was opened and items were missing.
1:42 p.m. - A business on Main Street said signs were stolen over the weekend again.
2:43 p.m. - A dead deer was reported on East Harbor Road.
3:09 p.m. - A fishing boat was reported adrift off the shore near Gleneven Lane.
5:28 p.m. – A man in a red shirt was seen sitting in a black SUV at the Goose Grocery and was drinking alcohol. He then drove off.
8:21 p.m. - A driver hit a deer near the athletic club on Highway 525.
9:06 p.m. - A woman got out of a car near Woodard Avenue and a man in the car was yelling at her to stay.

Tuesday, Aug. 16
9:47 a.m. - A dead deer was reported on Swede Hill Road just west of Blakely Avenue.
10:01 a.m. - A driver hit a deer on Wilkinson Road.
10:29 a.m. - A man wanted to report suspicious goings-on in the woods near his home on Fish Road.
10:51 a.m. - A dead dog was reported in the middle of Andreason Road near Lone Lake Road.

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