Crime

Girls testify at rape trial in Clallam County

A 17-year-old girl broke into tears in Clallam County Superior Court as she testified to having sex with Nathan Chavez, 31, about… Continue reading

Clallam County deputy accused of sex crimes

A former Clallam County corrections deputy is facing charges of inappropriate touching of eight female inmates and having sexual contact with another… Continue reading

Fourth arrest reported in alleged Peninsula drug ring

Federal and local law enforcement have arrested four people, breaking up what officials are calling one of the primary illicit drug suppliers… Continue reading

Port Angeles man pleads guilty in tree poaching case

Richard A. Welches, one of three co-defendants charged with poaching an old growth maple tree on federal land near the Elwha River… Continue reading

Port Townsend man arrested in Port Angeles after ‘crime spree’

A Port Townsend man faces numerous charges after a “crime spree” that started May 12, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.… Continue reading

Federal, local officers make drug arrests in Port Angeles

At least three Clallam County residents face federal drug distribution charges after local and federal law enforcement officers served warrants, including at… Continue reading

Sequim man faces up to a year in jail after guilty verdict in road rage case

Net Nanny sting defendant Clinton Caldwell of Sequim faces a maximum 364-day jail sentence at 9 a.m. Friday after a Clallam County… Continue reading

Second trial of accused rapist reset

A second trial for alleged rapist Martin C. Perez was reset because of interpreter unavailability. Perez, 40, of Forks, is charged in… Continue reading

No-show for Port Angeles court hearing turns himself in

A man who said he accidentally fired his handgun within city limits has turned himself in after he failed to show up… Continue reading

Trespass at Sequim High School leads to brief lockdown

Sequim High School went on lockdown briefly Thursday morning after a man with a trespass warning appeared on campus looking for his son.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man didn’t attend court hearing after telling police multiple shots were accidental

A 35-year-old Port Angeles man who told police he accidentally fired a gun Tuesday did not show for his preliminary appearance in… Continue reading

Port Angeles man pleads guilty to assault with sexual motivation

A Port Angeles man who was acquitted on two counts of child molestation last month has pleaded guilty to two counts of… Continue reading

Guilty plea issued in boy’s death: Caretaker to be sentenced for homicide by abuse

A Quileute tribal member sobbed quietly Tuesday as she pleaded guilty to homicide by abuse for killing a 2½-year-old family member in… Continue reading

Port Angeles man arrested after gunshots he said were accidental

Port Angeles police arrested a man for investigation of reckless endangerment after he shot a handgun and struck an unoccupied car and… Continue reading

Arsonist sentenced to more than 10 years in prison

A Skagit County man who grew up on the West End was sentenced Tuesday to 10½ years in prison after the woman… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Quinault tribal member

James Donald Walker has pleaded guilty to five counts in connection to the May 2017 death of a Taholah man, including second-degree manslaughter,… Continue reading

Blyn man to be sentenced for domestic violence

A Blyn man is facing at least 17½ years in prison for domestic violence crimes, the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced.… Continue reading

Quileute woman faces federal charges after alleged pursuit, ramming police vehicle

A Quileute tribal woman is facing federal charges of ramming La Push Police Chief Bill Lyon’s patrol vehicle three times with an… Continue reading

Forks residents sentenced in forced labor case

Two Forks residents have been sentenced in federal court for labor trafficking and forced labor involving two family members from Guatemala. Antonio Francisco-Pablo,… Continue reading

Man to pay restitution after Olympic National Park thefts

A man who burglarized vehicles and buildings in Olympic National Park has been ordered to pay more than $16,000 in restitution. Alexander Turney… Continue reading