Police warn of fake city workers

PORT ANGELES — Police are alerting Port Angeles residents to be wary of unfamiliar persons on their property after they said that a man who claimed to be a city utility worker attempted to enter a woman’s home.

Two males wearing neon traffic vests told the West Seventh Street homeowner whose property they entered that they were city utility workers but failed to produce identification, the woman told police.

She called police at 1:15 p.m. Thursday to report that one of the men entered her yard and the other asked to come inside the house, pushing on the door.

The men, dressed in white T-shirts and jeans, left after failing to produce identification, police said.

Officers did not find anyone who matched their descriptions.

Police Chief Brian Smith said city employees wear vests that identify the departments in which they work and that city utility employees do not ask to enter residences.

Employees who check meters wear orange vests with “City of Port Angeles” written on the back and wear a City ID cards and drive white city vehicles that display the city seal on both front doors.

City employees who are not in uniform wear and display their city ID cards.

More in News

Donations for Coast Guard personnel accepted

Donations to help Coast Guard personnel who are working… Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be observed Monday

Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights activist who was assassinated in… Continue reading

Port Angeles School District reports two luring incidents

The Port Angeles School District has reported another “stranger… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: County considers support for raised median at Morse Creek

Clallam County commissioners will consider Tuesday a letter of support for the… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers Secure Rural Schools support

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider letters of support for reauthorization… Continue reading

Two hurt in U.S. Highway 101 collision

The State Patrol is investigating the cause of a… Continue reading

Crowd objects to Chimacum principal resigning

Parents and other residents filled the Chimacum High School library… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: First Step endorsed … and other items

First Step Family Support Center recently earned an endorsement… Continue reading

Clallam PUD orders smart meters, offers opt-out provision

Clallam County Public Utility District began ordering smart meters… Continue reading

Most Read