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Purse snatching pair arrested in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES – The Port Angeles couple wanted for the purse snatching and assault of a 79-year-old woman at a downtown grocery store Sunday morning have been arrested. Deputy Police Chief Jason Viada called in this report from the scene just moments after their arrest. “Just a little bit...
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My Clallam County

Can you help solve this 30-year-old WSP cold case?

(KONP) Because this unidentified woman was travelling to Washington state, we are passing along this news release from the State Patrol in the hope that someone will recognize her drawing or description. Kalama WA – Washington State Patrol (WSP) detectives have been working over 30 years to identify the victim...
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My Clallam County

Victim in hospital as PAPD seeks purse snatcher and accomplice

PORT ANGELES – A purse-snatching inside a grocery store in Port Angeles has resulted in the 79-year-old victim of the crime lying in the hospital and police investigators getting closer to arresting the suspects. On Sunday at about 11:15am officers were called to the downtown Safeway after a male...
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Two arrested in purse-snatching, assault

PORT ANGELES — Two Port Angeles residents who had been charged in connection with the purse snatching and assault of an elderly woman were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Alivia Laurente Konopaski, 21, and Orlando Jose Yslava, 28, were arrested shortly after 3 p.m. in the alcove of a...
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My Clallam County

PAPD posts purse perp’s pics

PORT ANGELES – A Clallam County Superior Court judge has issued arrest warrants for the purse snatcher and his accomplice who robbed a 79-year-old woman at a Port Angeles grocery store Sunday morning and dragged her with their car in the parking lot. 28-year-old Orlando J. Yslava and 21-year-old...
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Sequim Gazette

Police Blotter — Jan. 26, 2022

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. 9:25 a.m. — Vehicle prowl, 900 block of East Willow Street. 9:37 a.m. — Auto theft, 700 block of East Cedar Street. 9:51 a.m. —...
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Arrest warrants issued in alleged purse snatching

PORT ANGELES — Arrest warrants of $100,000 each were issued Monday and Tuesday for two Port Angeles residents who allegedly stole a purse Sunday morning in the Third Street Safeway, dragging the bag’s 79-year-old owner on the parking lot before fleeing in a minivan. Port Angeles police were...
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Sequim Gazette

Sequim man hurt in Highway 101 wreck

A Sequim man was treated and discharged from Jefferson Healthcare hospital after a Brinnon woman fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the centerline and hit his car on Jan. 21, the State Patrol said. Jonathon H. Henrickson, 73, was taken to the Port Townsend hospital after the 4:51 p.m. wreck...
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Sequim Gazette

Sheriff’s Office seeks leads on coyote killings

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the killing and dumping of multiple dead coyotes by the Dungeness River just north of Sequim. At least 13 dead coyotes were discovered at the bottom of the northwest portion of Ward Bridge off Woodcock Road. Local walkers and bike...
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Peninsula Daily News

Three months for vehicular assault

PORT ANGELES — Donavan Patrick Murphy, a former U.S. Coast Guardsman who started a six-vehicle chain-reaction collision in July 2019, was sentenced Monday to three months in jail for alcohol-related vehicular assault of a 1½-year-old girl and reckless endangerment of 15 adults and minors. Murphy, 25, was driving...
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Peninsula Daily News

Pair sought after stealing purse from woman in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles police are looking for a man and woman they suspect of stealing a purse Sunday morning and fleeing after dragging its 79-year-old owner several feet in the East Third Street Safeway parking lot. Margerett Platt was treated at Olympic Medical Center and released, hospital...
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My Clallam County

Another pot store robbed at gunpoint in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES – Clallam County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the armed robbery of Muffy’s Pot Shop on Highway 101 just east of Port Angeles. Detectives say that on Saturday night at about 11:25pm, 4 or more people dressed in dark clothing, wearing facial and head coverings, entered the store armed with black handguns. They ordered the cashier to the floor.
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Peninsula Daily News

Sequim man hurt in Highway 101 wreck

QUILCENE — A Sequim man was treated and discharged from Jefferson Healthcare hospital after a Brinnon woman fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the centerline and hit his car, the State Patrol said. Jonathon H. Henrickson, 73, was taken to the Port Townsend hospital after the 4:51 p.m. wreck...
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My Clallam County

Parent of former student files lawsuit against Sequim School District

SEQUIM – The parent of a former student in the Sequim School District (SSD) has filed a lawsuit alleging she and her daughter have been the subjects of repeated harassment, intimidation and bullying by school officials over the past 3 years. Shenna Younger’s lawsuit, filed on January 10 in...
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Man who spat at officer gets three years in prison

PORT ANGELES — A man who spat on a tribal police officer while being arrested at a convenience store was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. A Clallam County Superior Court jury on Nov. 23 found Edward James Steiner, 55, guilty of harassment-bodily injury and third-degree assault of then-La Push Police Officer Brent Kempster at the Lonesome Creek Store in La Push.
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Sequim Gazette

Police Blotter — Jan. 19, 2022

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. 7:38 a.m. — Burglary, 100 block of North Blake Avenue. 10:11 a.m. — Vehicle accident, 600 block of West Washington Street. 12:32 p.m. — Theft,...
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Peninsula Daily News

Four weeks, two marijuana store robberies

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and Port Angeles Police Department are coordinating their investigations into recent robberies at two marijuana stores, they said Wednesday. Officials from the two agencies said the robberies on Saturday at Muffy’s Pot shop east of Port Angeles and on Dec....
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Sequim Gazette

Port Angeles man injured in collision with Sequim driver

A Port Angeles man was injured in a collision with a Sequim driver near Morse Creek on Jan. 13 in Port Angeles. According to a Washington State Patrol report, 79-year-old Gary Ross of Sequim was driving southbound on Masters Road when he attempted to turn eastbound on U.S. Highway 101, colliding with a pickup driven by Shane Lowe, 41, of Port Angeles.
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