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Child Found Wandering In Belfair Neighborhood

sheriff badgeToday, Monday, May 04, 2015 at approximately 7:54 AM, a woman living in the 400 block of NE Schooner Loop, Belfair, WA found a 3 year old little girl wearing pajamas, walking down the street and asking for her “mommy”.

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Shelton Police: Burglary Suspect Confesses

shelton_patch2The Shelton Police Department has arrested a suspect in two burglaries over the weekend who reported confessed to the crimes. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:

On May 1, 2015 at about 9:30pm Shelton Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Poplar for a burglary investigation. 

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Change of date and venue for the next Downtown Visioning meeting

The Shelton Downtown Vision Plan walking audit and public workshop held on April 11 was a huge success. In part to better accommodate the substantial public interest in this project, the meeting scheduled for May 7th is being rescheduled for June 13, starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Shelton Civic Center, located at 525 W. Cota Street.  This meeting will include facilitated group and table discussions to develop the vision and goals of the Plan, including design strategies, implementation tools, and funding opportunities. Please RSVP to Steve Goins, City of Shelton Community & Economic Development Director at or (360) 432-5136, or Heidi McCutcheon, Executive Director of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce at or (360) 426-2021.

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Sheriff Swears In New Jail Deputy

Stuhlmiller swearing inFriday morning in front of Command Staff, Sheriff Casey Salisbury swore into office Jail Deputy Rachel B. Stuhlmiller.

Deputy Stuhlmiller is the newest Deputy hired to staff very needed positions within the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Jail facility.

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Sheriff’s Office Staff Participate In Community Theater and Detective Receives Award

sheriff badgeLast weekend, April 24, 25 & 26, the Harstine Island Theater Club presented “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon.  The play was directed by Barbara Hubbard, who is a Mason County Sheriff Clerk.  Of the many wonderful local resident performers, the cast also included Cindy Brewer, who is the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer, and Danielle Rickards, who is a Mason County Sheriff’s Detective.  Cindy and Danielle played the parts as the “Pigeon Sisters”.

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Reps. Griffey and MacEwen helping to coordinate job fair following announcement of Simpson Lumber mill closings

Thirty-fifth District state Reps. Dan Griffey and Drew MacEwen say they are working with Mason County community leaders to coordinate a job fair following Simpson Lumber’s announcement Tuesday that it would be closing its mills in Shelton. The mills are being sold to California-based Sierra Pacific Industries, which says it will not continue to operate them, but instead build a new mill in Shelton that’s expected to be operational sometime in 2017.

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Seasonal wildlife gates open May 1

us forest service logoThe seasonal wildlife gates in the Wynoochee, and North and South Fork Skokomish watersheds will be opening Friday, May 1. View maps of these two areas below that show roads behind the gates that will be accessible for the 2015 season.

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