Public’s Help Sought in Homicide Investigation

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information regarding the death of Noe Alvarado. Noe was reported missing on September 6, 2018 after not having contact with his church, friends or family since September 2, 2018. Noe’s vehicle was located in the Tahuya Forest in Belfair and a subsequent search located him deceased in the adjacent woods. It was later determined that Noe died from a gunshot wound. At this time, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Noe’s family are seeking any information related to his disappearance and death.

If you have any information or know someone who might, call 9-1-1 or call Detective Chris Liles at 360-427-9670 Extention 327. Please reference case #18-17067.

Chamber State of Community Luncheon

[VIDEO] The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Community luncheon Thursday at Little Creek Casino Resort. Chamber members heard from Little Creek’s Director of Hotel Operations Berk Evrensel, City of Shelton Mayor Bob Rogers, Port of Shelton Commissioner Dick Taylor, and Mason County Commission Chairman Randy Neatherlin.

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Sex Offender Moves to Shorecrest

A sex offender has recently moved to the Shorecrest area of Mason County. According to a sex offender information bulletin from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Theodore Robert Britton lives on Dogwood Place.

Britton is required to register as a Sex Offender due to a 1989 King County Superior Court conviction of Child Molestation 1st Degree. This conviction stems from when Britton was 19 years old, he sexually assaulted a 15-years-old female that was friends of the family. Britton was also convicted of Assault 2nd with sexual motivation in 1994 for crimes committed in the 1980’s. This involved a young female that was known to him.

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WSP Focuses on Distracted Driving

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, 2018.

According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, distracted driving is the cause of 30% of traffic fatalities and makes up 23% of all serious injury collisions in the state. So far in 2018, the WSP has contacted 18,557 drivers for distracted driving. In 2017, troopers stopped 17,058 drivers.

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Port of Shelton Releases 2019 Budget

[VIDEO] Port of Shelton Executive Director Wendy Smith and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan talk about the Port’s 2019 Budget.

Port of Shelton releases 2019 Budget

Port of Shelton Executive Director Wendy Wack Smith and MasonWebTV Powered by Hood Canal Communications (HCC)'s Dedrick Allan talk about the Port's 2019 Budget.Public hearing on the Port of Shelton's 2019 Budget is set for 2 PM Tuesday, October 2nd.

Posted by MasonWebTV on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Public hearing on the Port of Shelton’s 2019 Budget is set for 2 PM Tuesday, October 2nd.

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Labor Market Continued to Improve in August

Washington’s economy added 9,100 jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for August was 4.5 percent according to the Employment Security Department. The August unemployment rate decreased slightly from the July 2018 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and is the lowest rate for August since 1976.

“The state data continues to demonstrate the positive trends in its economy,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “The civilian labor force is up in August, and total unemployment is down, both month-to-month and over the year.”

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Auditor Candidates Face Off

[VIDEO] The candidates running for Mason County Auditor, Charles Rhodes and Paddy McGuire, faced off Tuesday before the League of Women Voters of Mason County.

The League held a separate debate for the Auditor candidates since they were unable to include Rhodes and McGuire in their “Speed Dating” Candidates Forum on October 4th.

The “Speed Dating” forum is one of three forums, MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will be broadcasting.

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Suspicious Death Investigation

The Shelton Police Department is investigating a suspicious death. According to a news release, an apartment manager called Shelton Police Tuesday asking for a welfare check on resident that had not been seen or heard from recently. Shelton Police officers entered the apartment and found a 57-year-old female deceased. The female appeared to be the resident of the apartment and has been deceased for an extended period of time. Investigators from the Shelton Police Department are currently investigating this suspicious death and attempting to locate family members. No other information has been released.

Two Abduction Attempts Reported in Shelton

The Shelton Police Department is investigating two attempted abductions Tuesday in the Mt. View area of the City.

At approximately 3 PM, a 12-year-old female student was walking home from school. In the 2000 block of King Street, the girl was approached by an unknown subject in a vehicle. The subject told the young girl to get in the car or he would “hurt” her. The girl dropped her backpack, screamed for help and began running down the street. An alert neighbor working in his yard, heard the young girl scream and called her to him. The neighbor then called 9-1-1. Shelton Officers from the nearby school arrived within minutes.

While officers and detectives were investigating this incident a second call came into MACECOM of a possible second attempted kidnapping in the same area. At approximately 4:00 PM, an 8-year-old female was walking on “K” Street near Jefferson Street after being dropped off by the school bus. She was approached by a male driving a vehicle who called out to her to come to him. The young girl ran from the area to her nearby home. The call to 9-1-1 was made after she told her older sister what happened.

Investigators are currently investigating both incidents. At this time, it is unknown if the same suspect is involved, the descriptions are somewhat different, but have similarities.

Suspect #1 vehicle: Light brown SUV (similar to a Chevy Tahoe)
Suspect #1 description: White male, approximately 30 years old, skinny and wearing an orange cap.

Suspect #2 vehicle: light blue, jeep type vehicle
Suspect #2 description: white or Hispanic male, long sleeve white/blue plaid shirt, brown hair, wearing glasses.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or who may recognize the suspect should call the Shelton Police Department through the MACECOM dispatch center.

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