Police Blotter 6/24/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Thursday, June 22, 2017 and Friday, June 23, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Emergency
300 Block NE DAVIS FARM RD
43.MEDICAL
Jun 23, 2017
around 12 PM

Emergency
900 Block E STATE ROUTE 302

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Road Construction on State Highways 6/25/17 to 7/1/17

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas from June 25, 2017 to July 1, 2017.

CONSTRUCTION

SR 119 (Lake Cushman Road) chip seal
Highway: SR 119 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)
Description: Crews will resurface portions of SR 119 in areas between milepost .08 to 7.2
Work schedule: Drivers can expect reduced speed limits to 35 mph in the work zones. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic with a pilot car on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SR 3 – Belfair Area – Widening and Safety Improvements

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Man Killed by Fallen Tree near Belfair

A 33-year-old Bremerton man was killed Friday afternoon when a tree fell on the excavator he was operating near Belfair. Limited details on the incident have been released but emergency crews responded to the 300 block of NE Davis Road just before 1 PM.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell identified the dead man as Brian Keith Mattis.

An autopsy is scheduled for next week.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

SR 302 near Victor Reopens Early

WSDOT has good news to share with drivers – crews have reopened State Route 302 at milepost 4.5 near the Mason/Pierce County line, which had been closed to traffic since June 9 for roadway repairs.

The roadway reopening – roughly 18 hours ahead of schedule – follows successful efforts to stabilize a sloughing portion of SR 302 and replace a broken culvert under the highway. In addition to opening the road, the speed limit has been restored to its original 40 mph.

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Fireworks Sales Begin June 28

Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Wednesday, June 28, and continue until 9:00 p.m. on July 5.  State Fire Marshal Charles P. LeBlanc reminds residents to “know the laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks,” and “only purchase legal fireworks.”  This year 867 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued.

Statewide sales and discharge period allowed by RCW 70.77.395

Date Sales Period Discharge Period
June 28 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
June 29 – July 3 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
July 4 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
July 5 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

With fireworks sales just days away, it is a good time to remind everyone that personal fireworks require personal responsibility.

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Kennedy Creek Quarry Paid Ecology Fine

The Washington Department of Ecology released a summary of penalties issued during the first three months this year and Kennedy Creek Quarry was among those companies issued fines.

According to a summary of environmental penalties issued during the first quarter 2017, Kennedy Creek Quarry was fined $1,500 in March. The penalty was reportedly for violating water quality permit requirements. The summary says the quarry failed to maintain or implement best management practices and failed to modify its Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. Ecology says the company paid its fine.

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Police Blotter 6/22/17

The following is a summary of notable police and emergency calls in Mason County on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Specific details have not been released unless otherwise noted. Any one with information is encouraged to contact the appropriate law enforcement or emergency services agency.

Weapons Offense
E STATE ROUTE 3
34.FIREARMS
Jun 21, 2017
around 6 PM

Assault
2900 Block OLYMPIC HWY NORTH

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Chip Seal Work on County Roads to Begin Soon

Mason County Public Works is notifying motorists that their annual restriping and resurfacing or “chip seal” of many county roadways will be in progress during the months of July and August (weather permitting).

Most of our County roads are restriped every year to improve night-time reflectance.

This year’s chip seal program will begin on June 26th and finish by the end of July, weather permitting. The 2017 chip seal program will cover approximately 38 miles of roads throughout Mason County. Some of the areas impacted include Union, Rustlewood, Mason Lake, Lake Limerick, Matlock, Tahuya, Bear Creek Dewatto, Grapeview, and Kamilche – see the maps below.

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