Crime

Charges dismissed in 40-year-old Port Angeles murder case

A judge’s ruling in favor of dismissing charges against Tommy Ross Jr. in a four-decades-old murder case will be challenged by the… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced in federal court to 5 years in prison for domestic assault

An enrolled member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years in prison… Continue reading

Man sentenced for Beaver arson: Woman whose home was burned tells of hearing apology

A 40-year-old woman watched her former boyfriend apologize in Clallam County Superior Court last week. He had written her a letter from… Continue reading

Woman accused of embezzlement from the Sequim VFW in jail again

A 31-year-old woman accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars post is back in jail after missing… Continue reading

This 2018 booking photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Kitage Lynch. Whether Lynch, imprisoned for attacking police officers in metro Phoenix, will eventually stand trial in three killings in rural western Arizona is uncertain after a judge dismissed the triple-homicide case while chastising prosecutors for being unprepared. Judge Matthew Newman’s recent order said he dismissed the triple-homicide case in La Paz County against Lynch because prosecutors failed to have DNA evidence tested and prepare for trial while Lynch awaits trial in Maricopa County. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)

Next step unclear after triple charges dismissed

Whether a man already sentenced to prison for attacking police officers in a Phoenix suburb will eventually stand trial in… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2018
This 2018 booking photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Kitage Lynch. Whether Lynch, imprisoned for attacking police officers in metro Phoenix, will eventually stand trial in three killings in rural western Arizona is uncertain after a judge dismissed the triple-homicide case while chastising prosecutors for being unprepared. Judge Matthew Newman’s recent order said he dismissed the triple-homicide case in La Paz County against Lynch because prosecutors failed to have DNA evidence tested and prepare for trial while Lynch awaits trial in Maricopa County. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)

Stolen law enforcement guns recovered

Two department-issued Glock handguns stolen from the home of two Clallam County Sheriff’s Office employees over the summer have been recovered. The… Continue reading

Sequim man accusd of fourth drunk driving offense

A Sequim man has been charged with his fourth driving under the influence offense in the last decade, making it a Class… Continue reading

Port Angeles men accused in federal court of series of crimes

Two Port Angeles men accused of burglarizing Olympic National Park entrance stations and stealing more than $2,000 worth of property from them face… Continue reading

Sequim man could see fifth DUI charge in less than 10 years

A 26-year-old Sequim man is facing what could be his fifth charge of driving under the influence, only a month after being… Continue reading

Bail set at $25,000 for Port Angeles man suspected in crime spree

Bail was set at $25,000 Monday for a Port Angeles man suspected in a recent crime spree. Brandon K. Hall, who was… Continue reading

Clallam jail inmate pleads guilty to intimidating witness, felony harassment

Marshall Jay Lewis will soon lose the distinction of being the longest-serving inmate at the Clallam County jail. The 40-year-old Sedro-Woolley man… Continue reading

Port Angeles man released from jail, arrested again for investigation of burglary

A 34-year-old Port Angeles man who a judge released from the Clallam County jail last week was arrested again over the weekend… Continue reading

Man arrested for investigation of drunken driving after rolling vehicle near Chimacum

A 40-year-old Port Townsend man suspected of driving drunk was arrested Sunday morning after he fell asleep and rolled his vehicle on state… Continue reading

Man arrested for investigation of Port Townsend arson

A man with no known address has been arrested for investigation of arson and other crimes. Jay A. Baker, 56, remained Saturday… Continue reading

Molestation trial date set

A Sequim man has pleaded not guilty to molesting a girl at his residence about two years ago. Brian Russell Dilley, 37,… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chain gang dismantles nuisance RVs near Port Angeles

The shattered remains of an abandoned recreational vehicle await final demolition as members of the Clallam County Jail’s Chain Gang dismantle a second RV on… Continue reading

Port Angeles hotel robbed; police say suspect was wearing red, yellow contacts

City police on Saturday were investigating an early-morning robbery at the Port Angeles Days Inn. A man entered the main lobby of… Continue reading

Assaults on Clallam County jail staff increase

The Clallam County jail has seen a sharp uptick in assaults on jail staff and there isn’t a clear reason why. So… Continue reading

OPNET says meth stopped on way to prison

An alleged gang-related plan to smuggle drugs into Clallam Bay Corrections Center was foiled when authorities, spearheading a sting operation on Ediz… Continue reading

Travel trailer stolen from Forks

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office was investigating Tuesday the theft of a 16-foot travel trailer that was reported as stolen in Forks on… Continue reading