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Attempted Abduction

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about an attempted abduction in the Razor Road area last weekend. The following is a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) from the Sheriff’s Office:

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BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED MALE

WHITE ADULT MALE, AGE: LATE 30’S/EARLY 40’S

SHORT DARK BROWN OR BLACK HAIR, AVERAGE HEALTHY BUILD

6’-00” TALL, NO FACIAL HAIR, SIDEBURNS TO MIDDLE OF EAR

LAST SEEN WEARING A DARK PLANE T-SHIRT, BLUE JEANS, OFF BRAND ATHLETIC SHOES, NO TATTOOS OBSERVED, NO SPECIFIC MARKS

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COUNTY-WIDE OUTDOOR BURN BAN EFFECTIVE 8 AM MONDAY

The Mason County Community Development Director, as acting Fire Marshal, and in partnership with the Mason County  Fire Chiefs’ Association, has determined that current weather conditions within Mason County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Mason County. 

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Shelton Man Dies While Fishing

sheriff badgeOn Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at approximately 3:52 PM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that a boater at Lake Nawatzel found a deceased male floating just below the surface of the water.

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SPLASH Gets Large Donation

SPLASH is excited to announce the receipt of a $10,000 donation from Toys for Kids Plus!

This generous donation joined with the auction proceeds and the money donated in the last 18 days brings us close to $50,000 in contributions.

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2nd Generation Deputy Sworn In

Deputy Matia Rankin with her father Thurman Rankin and Sheriff Salisbury
Deputy Matia Rankin with her father Thurman Rankin and Sheriff Salisbury

Tuesday morning, June 16, 2015,  in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury gave the oath of office and swore in Matia Rankin, the newest Jail Deputy of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Salisbury stated that this was a special event, not only because he was Matia’s DARE Instructor when she was in grade school, but because she is the daughter of 26 year veteran Deputy Sheriff Thurman Rankin. 

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SPLASH auction a huge success

Jim Penny and Jack Stark take auction bids during SPLASH’s live auction
Jim Penny and Jack Stark take auction bids during SPLASH’s live auction

SPLASH (Support & Preserve Lifelong Aquatic Safety & Health) of Mason County would like to thank the community for the tremendous outpouring of support for the Shelton High School pool at its spaghetti dinner, auction and pool party this past Friday. Local businesses and families generously donated over 64 items for auction. Gross profits from all three events totaled $17,966.70 and included donations and auction items. SPLASH would also like to thank the volunteers for their help in making this event a success.

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REED SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

Eight recipients of 2015 Mark E. Reed Scholarships were recently named by the program’s Washington Board, according to Kevin Lyle, board chairman. The winners each received $3,000 awards on June 10, 2015, after touring Green Diamond Resource Company timberlands and a dinner celebration at the historic Colonial House. 

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Locals honor friend’s memory with softball tournament, scholarship fundraiser

The June 13 Chris Boelk Memorial Tournament drew nearly 100 players and nearly double as many spectators for a fun-filled day at MCRA. The Super Draft Men’s Softball event raised thousands of dollars for the named scholarship fund.

Team #Town, 1st Place Winners of the 2015 Boelk Memorial Tournament (photo credit: Jessica Koehn)
Team #Town, 1st Place Winners of the 2015 Boelk Memorial Tournament (photo credit: Jessica Koehn)

With eight teams and a three game guarantee, players had a long road to claim the championship. First place this year went to Team #Town – Coach Brett Koehn, James Dickson, Peter Dickson, Dylan Helser, Jeremy Helser, Colton Hubble, Trevor Madison, Chad Miklethun, Ronny McIrvin, Danny Phipps, Kyle Simpson, Brodie Weston, and Jason Winans – who didn’t lose a single game on their way to the title.

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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office Releases Information on Weekend’s Rescue at High Steel Bridge

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has released information on last weekend’s rescue at the High Steel Bridge:sheriff badge

Another Dangerous Rescue Off of the High Steel Bridge

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, at approximately 4:14 PM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that a female hiking with a group had slid down almost 300 feet to the water below the High Steel Bridge.  The Mason County Sheriff’s Office Regional Special Operations Rescue Team and Mason County Fire Districts 4, 6, 9 & 11 all responded.

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Sheriff’s Office Looking for Missing Woman

Leasure Lori AnnThe Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing mentally disabled woman suffering from schizophrenia named Lori Leasure, 39, who is possibly living in the wooded areas in and around Shelton.  Lori was last seen roughly two weeks ago and is believed to not be taking her medication and may need assistance.  Family members are concerned that she is unable to care for herself.

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