A Mason County man was arrested in connection to a December rape and burglary in Olympia. Police believe 53-year-old Gregory A. Schirato broke into a home on Hoadly Street December 18 and sexually assaulted a woman while she slept. Forensic evidence led investigators to Schirato who was known by the victim.
Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, has joined with leaders in Washington state and called for Auditor Troy Kelley to resign. The auditor was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on 10 counts allegedly stemming from his business practices prior to and during his time as auditor. The indictment comes in the wake of a federal subpoena and search warrant served last month.
Whooping cough is on the rise in Washington and state health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against the disease, especially pregnant women.
In May, Timberland Regional Library (TRL) employees will have a professional training day to enhance knowledge and skills. Branches will close on a rolling schedule to ensure public access to services. The TRL Administrative Center will remain open. Central Reference Services will close Tuesday, May 5. The Hoodsport and Shelton libraries wil be closed Wednesday, May 13 while the North Mason library in Belfair will be closed Friday, May 22.
A police chase started in Shelton and ended in the Shorecrest area Wednesday morning ended with an arrest. The following is a news release from the Shelton Police Department:
On Wednesday, April 5, 2015 at about 10:30 Officers from the Shelton Police Department were working a Traffic Emphasis Patrol in conjunction with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol.
In recognition of April 22, 2015 as Earth Day, Mason County will host a one-time (no commitment) Adopt-A-Road event. County Engineer Melissa McFadden explains:
For more information, contact Mason County Public Works, 360-427-9670, extension 450; 360-275-4467, extension 450; or 360-482-5269, extension 450.