On April 5th, Shelton Police released video footage of a suspect burglarizing a commercial building located in the 2500 block of Olympic Highway North. Thanks to several tips received from members of the community, Shelton Police established probable cause to arrest Steven Walthall, a 30 year old resident of Shelton, for commercial burglary.
The Shelton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an unknown subject who burglarized a commercial building in the 2500 block of Olympic Highway North on Sunday, April 1st. The suspected gained entering by forcing open the rear door. After spending about two hours inside, the suspect left with several stolen items. The building is currently being used to store the property of a business that closed several months ago.
Surveillance footage shows the burglar entering the building at approximately 5:00 AM, and then leaving at approximately 7:00 AM.
A 48-year-old Belfair man was arrested over the weekend after striking a bicyclist in downtown Shelton and flipping his car into Goldborough Creek. According to the Shelton Police Department, officers responded to reports of an overturned vehicle in the creek near the intersection of South 1st Street and Park Street about 6 PM Saturday.
Upon arrival, officers located the uninjured male driver of the vehicle who extricated himself from the car after it went into the creek. A news release says the driver demonstrated obvious signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or other intoxicants.
Sierra Pacific Foundation has donated funds to the Shelton Police Department to purchase equipment for active shooter response training. The Foundation donated $2,746 to the Department’s training fund. The funds were used to purchase four FX-Simunition guns and associated training equipment. The FX guns are modeled after the officer’s standard service pistol, and shoot a relatively harmless paint projectile round. This allows officers to create very realistic training scenarios, resulting in better emergency preparation and response capabilities.
The Shelton Police Department has a plan to place School Resource Officers in Shelton schools. Chief Darrin Moody explained the plan to the Shelton City Commission Tuesday night.
According to the Chief, there is already an officer covering Shelton High School and Oakland Bay Junior High. The plan adds two officers – one for Olympic Middle School and Mt. View Elementary and one for CHOICE, Evergreen and Bordeaux.
Shelton Police Department is investigating a burglary at Neil’s Pharmacy in Shelton. According to a news release, officers were dispatched to the store in the 500 block of West Franklin Street just after 5 AM Sunday regarding a commercial burglary. Officers found the front door shattered but the suspect had fled prior to their arrival.
The suspicious device discovered at a bus stop on Wallace Kneeland Boulevard Friday morning was NOT an explosive.
At approximately 6:30 AM, Shelton Police were dispatched to the Mason Transit bus stop located in the 300 block of East Wallace Kneeland Boulevard regarding the suspicious device that appeared to be a homemade explosive.
UPDATE 9:20 AM: The WSP Bomb Squad removed the suspicious device from the area without incident. East Wallace Kneeland Blvd has been reopened. The device will now be examined off-site to determine whether or not it is an explosive. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Shelton Police Department at (360) 426-4441.
The Shelton Police Department is investigating a suspicions device that was found at the bus stop near Wal-Mart Friday morning.
At approximately 6:30 AM, Shelton Police were dispatched to the Mason Transit Bus Stop located in the 300 block of East Wallace Kneeland Boulevard regarding a suspicious device.
Upon arrival units located a pipe looking device with wires around it. The area was cordoned off, and the Washington State Patrol bomb squad was called.
Nearby schools, Oakland Bay Junior High and Shelton High School were placed on lock down but that lock down was lifted about an hour and a half later.
There were no threats to the schools or local businesses and no injuries have been reported.
Watch the Active Shooter and Emergency Situations Luncheon put on by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce. Shelton Police Department’s Lt. Mike Fiola and MACECOM 911 Deputy Director Mary Ransier Garrett walked some 80 chamber members through what to do, what not to do, and how you can call on them in emergency situations such as an active shooter or other emergency situation.
The Shelton Police Department’s mission is to provide excellent service and protection through leadership and partnership with the community. A key part of that mission is partnership. Starting this month, Shelton PD will be partnering with the Crime Victim Service Center of Lewis and Mason Counties to provide specialized crime victim assistance and consultation services.