Police Use Crisis Intervention Training

Law enforcement used crisis intervention training Tuesday to de-escalate a situation where a woman was destroying her own property. Here is a news release from the Shelton Police Department explaining how they used their training:

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at approximately 6:10 AM, the Shelton Police Department was dispatched to a distraught, potentially suicidal female inside a home in the 1000 block of May Ave.

Upon arrival, two Shelton Police Officers and two Deputies from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office located a female experiencing a mental crisis. She was alone inside her home, being very destructive to her property.  

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the July 25, 2017 Mason County Commission meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 9 AM:  Hood Canal Communication’s local channel, hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.  Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Watch Mason County Board of Health

Watch the July 25, 2017 Mason County Board of Health meeting. There are four ways to watch live at 3 PM: Hood Canal Communication’s local channel (46), hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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Bond Construction Projects Topic of Shelton School District Forum

The community is invited to join the Shelton School District at an Open Community Forum from 6 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, July 27th. The topic of this forum at Olympic Middle School is the District’s Bond Construction Projects.

Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle will be joined by the Architecture Team to discuss the projects, where each is in the process and what the next phases are.

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Police Blotter 7/25/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Friday, July 21, 2017, Saturday, July 22, Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Weapons Offense
USFS 24
34.FIREARMS
Jul 21, 2017
around 10 PM

Disorder
4200 Block PANTHER LAKE RD W

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Brush Fire Between Phillips Lake & Timberlakes

Firefighters responded to a brush fire between Phillips Lake and Timberlakes Monday night. The three-acre fire was first reported around 10 PM. Crews from Central Mason Fire & EMS, Mason County Fire District 3 and 11, and the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) contained the fire overnight. However, smoke is still visible in the area. At last report, crews were still on scene mopping up.

This is the second brush fire in the area in as many days. Sunday, firefighters from Central Mason and Fire Districts 4 and 11 extinguished a brush fire behind the Fred Meyer store on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard in Shelton.

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Unregistered Contractor Who Scammed Mason County Customer Gets Jail

A roofer who was criminally charged twice in 13 months for working illegally as a contractor has been sentenced to 15 days behind bars.

Peter Daniel Yeaman, 57, pleaded guilty Thursday in Mason County District Court to a gross misdemeanor charge of unregistered contracting. Judge Victoria Meadows imposed the jail time, and ordered Yeaman to pay $1,000 in penalties and repay his victim $5,000.

The judge required Yeaman to begin serving the jail time no later than Aug. 9. If Yeaman doesn’t comply with the sentence or commits a crime in the next two years, he could face up to 349 more days in jail.

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Petition to Ask Voters to Change City Commission Being Reviewed

A citizens petition that would ask voters in the City of Shelton if they want to change the current three-member commission to a seven-member council is being reviewed by election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office.

Last week, a motion for the City Commission to send the measure to voters died for lack of a second. So, supporters of the concept decided to gather the necessary signatures on a petition to get the question before voters on November 7th. They needed signatures from 10 percent of the voter turnout from the last municipal election or 157.

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County to Hold Hearing on Increasing Property Taxes

The Mason County Commission is asking for the public’s input on sending a property tax increase to voters in November. The Commissioners plan to hold the hearing on August 1st as they move forward with placing a property tax levy lid lift on the General Election Ballot.

The Commission discussed their options for increasing revenues again Monday morning and reviewed every line of a draft resolution that places the measure on the ballot.

The Commissioners plan to ask voters to approve adding about 37 cents to the County’s current property tax levy rate of just over $1.40 per thousand of assessed value.

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Watch Shelton City Commission

Watch the July 24, 2017 Shelton City Commission (which was held at 6 PM Monday, July 24, 2017 instead of 2 PM to allow the Commissioners to attend the Love INC golf tournament at Alderbrook Golf Course). You can watch on demand on hcc.net/news or MasonWebTV.com. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communication’s local channel are Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 3 PM, and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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