Tag Archives: Shelton Police Department

Police Investigate Marijuana Scented Package

The Shelton Police seized a package containing marijuana this week after its odor made a local shipping company suspicious. On Tuesday, July 25th, a local shipping business contacted police regarding a suspicious package that had been dropped off for shipment to Starkville, Mississippi. The company expressed concern when they noticed a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the package.

According to a news release, Shelton Detective Dan Patton confirmed that the package prepared for transport to Mississippi was the source of the pungent odor, and was able to obtain a search warrant to access its contents. Inside, Patton found over 121 grams of processed marijuana.

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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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Shelton Police Officers Could Be Charged for Using Excessive Force

Two Shelton Police officers could face charges for using excessive force during an incident in late May that was caught on video. Both officers involved were wearing body cameras and the Shelton Police Department released the videos Wednesday. The videos show the officers going up stairs leading to the back of of St. David’s Parish/Community Lifeline in the 200 block of North 3rd Street to contact a man reported sleeping on the landing. You can hear the officers identifying themselves, commanding the man to show his hands several times before using pepper spray. The man still didn’t comply and instead started to rise. That is when the officers became physical in order to subdue him.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation into the incident.

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Apparent Suicide at Shelton Marina

The Shelton Police Department is investigating what looks like a suicide at Oakland Bay Marina. According to a news release, officers responded to the parking of of the Shelton Yacht Club about 8:45 AM Thursday after MACECOM received a call of an unresponsive person in the 600 block of East Pine Street. The caller told dispatchers the person was a male who appeared to have a gun-shot wound to the head, and that a firearm was nearby.

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Shelton Kiwanis Recognizes Local Law Enforcement

Shelton Kiwanis honored individuals in law enforcement for their outstanding efforts at a Law Enforcement Luncheon on Tuesday (June 13th), held at Xinh’s Clam & Oyster House which opened especially for the recognition.

This year’s recipients are (from left to right) Officer Tasesa “Ses” Maiava (Retired) from Shelton Police Department, Detective Sergeant Jeff Rhoades from Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Joseph Johnston from the Mason County Jail, Trooper Cody Pierce from Washington State Patrol, Officer Ken Balazs from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Officer Samuel Coleman from the Washington State Corrections Center, Officer Bene Blakenship from Squaxin Tribal Police, and Officer Michael DeRoche from Skokomish Tribal Police who was not unable to attend and not pictured.

Here is video of each receiving their recognition and “Thank You” from the Shelton Kiwanis:

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Shelton Police Highlight Success of Auto Theft Prevention Initiative

The Shelton Police Department has seen a significant reduction in the number of reported auto thefts in 2017. During January through April of 2016, there were 28 reported auto thefts in Shelton. This year, that number has dropped to only 15.

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Shelton Police Receive High Marks on WSP Compliance Report

The Shelton Police Department has received high marks on its annual compliance report from the Washington State Patrol. According to a news release, SPD had the highest percentage of arrests in Mason County in 2015:

The State Patrol’s Annual Disposition Reporting Compliance Report is used as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures for compiling Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). Established during the 1972 Legislative Session, the Criminal History Records Section (CHRS) is the central repository for statewide CHRI. The CHRI is based on arrest fingerprint card submissions from sheriff’s offices, police departments, and adult correctional and juvenile detention facilities.

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Shelton Police Swear In New Lieutenant and New Officer

The Shelton Police Department has a new Lieutenant, Mike Fiola, and a new officer, Charles Taylor.

L-R: New Officer Charles Taylor, Chief Darin Moody & new Lt. Mike Fiola

Both were sworn-in by Shelton Mayor Gary Cronce.

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Police: Intruder Who Watched Women Sleep Arrested

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelton Police Department say they have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection to several home burglaries where the culprit broke into homes to watch young women sleep.

Over the last several months, female residents reported waking up in the early morning hours to see an unknown male intruder in their bedrooms watching them sleep. Each time, the perpetrator fled through unlocked doors when the victim woke up. The most recent incident was reported last Thursday (April 20, 2017) by a Shelton woman.

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More Reports of Intruder Watching Women Sleep

Additional cases of some one breaking into houses and watching young women while they sleep have been reported. The following is a news release on the latest incidents:

Early Thursday morning, a female Shelton resident awoke to see an unknown male intruder in her bedroom. When she alerted her boyfriend, who was sleeping next to her, the suspect fled. The victim immediately called 911 to report the incident to Shelton Police Department.

During the early stages of the investigation, a Shelton detective contacted neighbors and friends near the crime scene. The detective discovered there had possibly been additional incidents with similar circumstances that were not reported to law enforcement.

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