Crime

Sequim man sentenced after plea deal

A Sequim man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree unlawful possession of… Continue reading

Second Port Angeles man sentenced for tree poaching

A second Port Angeles man has been sentenced for poaching a large maple tree on federal land near the Elwha River in 2013… Continue reading

Arraignment set for man accused of jail escape in Forks

Bail of $150,000 and a Feb. 23 arraignment date were set Wednesday for an inmate who allegedly escaped from the Forks jail… Continue reading

Sequim man charged after police chase

A Sequim man has been charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, allegedly driving at more than 40 mph in… Continue reading

Port Townsend man held on $25,000 bail after alleged sexual assault

A Port Townsend man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on his boat near Port Townsend before forcing her to row… Continue reading

Port Angeles man pleads not guilty to multiple rape, assault charges

Nikolas Reinhardt Clark has pleaded not guilty to multiple rape and assault charges for crimes he is accused of committing in December.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man pleads guilty to assaults on law enforcement officers

About two dozen law enforcement officers created a thin blue line in Clallam County Superior Court on Tuesday as James Edward Sweet… Continue reading

Eleven rape, assault charges filed against Port Angeles man

Multiple rape and assaults charges were filed last week against a Port Angeles man who met his alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman,… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced to nearly four years in prison for attempted indecent liberties

A Port Angeles man has been sentenced to almost four years in prison for attempted indecent liberties-forcible compulsion with an unconscious 19-year-old… Continue reading

Guilty plea expected today at hearing in case of Port Angeles shootout

Convicted Port Angeles felon James Edward Sweet, who was injured in an early morning May 2016 gun battle with law enforcement officers… Continue reading

Tacoma man charged after chase, search in Jefferson County

A Tacoma man accused of attempting to elude authorities in Jefferson County over the weekend faces several charges. Hugo Madriz, 39, was… Continue reading

Joyce man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide near Sequim

Vance Mitchell Mattix pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol in the October death of a Sequim… Continue reading

Two charged with maple theft in Jefferson County

Two Port Townsend men were charged Tuesday in Jefferson County Superior Court with felling nearly $7,000 worth of figured maple trees on… Continue reading

Deputies capture Tacoma man who evaded law enforcement in Port Townsend area

Deputies have arrested a man they said evaded law enforcement several times near Port Townsend on Sunday after a brief foot pursuit… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced for drug, weapons violations

A 47-year-old Port Angeles man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, the… Continue reading

Port Angeles man convicted of molestation of 8-year-old

A 30-year-old Port Angeles man has been convicted of molesting an 8-year-old girl he was babysitting. Donald William Kingsley used his position… Continue reading

Man whose errant shot hit neighbor checks into treatment center

A Port Angeles man who was drinking up to a fifth of hard liquor a day — and sometimes more — when… Continue reading

Charging decision waits on police report for suspect in Forks jailbreak

A Forks man accused of assaulting an officer to break out of the Forks jail last week was exonerated of his conditions… Continue reading

Insanity defense offered in case of bludgeoning death

Benjamin George Bonner has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the beating death of a 71-year-old Sequim woman. Bonner, 18,… Continue reading

Federal judge hands down tree-poaching sentence

A long-time resident of Clallam County has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 30 days in prison for felling and… Continue reading