Two Abduction Attempts Reported in Shelton

The Shelton Police Department is investigating two attempted abductions Tuesday in the Mt. View area of the City.

At approximately 3 PM, a 12-year-old female student was walking home from school. In the 2000 block of King Street, the girl was approached by an unknown subject in a vehicle. The subject told the young girl to get in the car or he would “hurt” her. The girl dropped her backpack, screamed for help and began running down the street. An alert neighbor working in his yard, heard the young girl scream and called her to him. The neighbor then called 9-1-1. Shelton Officers from the nearby school arrived within minutes.

While officers and detectives were investigating this incident a second call came into MACECOM of a possible second attempted kidnapping in the same area. At approximately 4:00 PM, an 8-year-old female was walking on “K” Street near Jefferson Street after being dropped off by the school bus. She was approached by a male driving a vehicle who called out to her to come to him. The young girl ran from the area to her nearby home. The call to 9-1-1 was made after she told her older sister what happened.

Investigators are currently investigating both incidents. At this time, it is unknown if the same suspect is involved, the descriptions are somewhat different, but have similarities.

Suspect #1 vehicle: Light brown SUV (similar to a Chevy Tahoe)
Suspect #1 description: White male, approximately 30 years old, skinny and wearing an orange cap.

Suspect #2 vehicle: light blue, jeep type vehicle
Suspect #2 description: white or Hispanic male, long sleeve white/blue plaid shirt, brown hair, wearing glasses.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or who may recognize the suspect should call the Shelton Police Department through the MACECOM dispatch center.

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Watch Shelton City Council

Watch the September 18, 2018 Shelton Metropolitan Park District Board and the Shelton City Council meetings. There are two ways to watch the council meeting live at 5:50 PM (Council meeting starts at 6 PM): and You can also watch on demand on or Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 3 PM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Here is the meetings’ agendas:

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Watch Mason County Commission

Watch the September 18, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website: You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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City Construction Schedule 9/17 to 9/21

Crews continue working on infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton that are impacting traffic around the City. This construction includes the Downtown Connector Project, the Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project and Cascade Natural Gas. As a reminder, there are several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Traffic revisions mentioned in this update are subject to change without notice, and may not include all potential revisions and/or lane closures that could be implemented. Here are where crews are working September 17th to September 21st.

Downtown Connector Project:

  • Olympic Highway North will be open. The roadway is reduced to two lanes, one in each direction.
  • The intersection of 1st and Alder will be closed. Northcliff Road will remain accessible from Birch St.
  • Alder will be closed between 1st St. and 3rd. St.
  • Intermittent closures from 3rd St. to 6th St. between Alder and Birch.
  • 4th St., 5th St., and 6th St. will remain gravel roads until paving begins, September 28th – October 2nd.

Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

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State Highway Road Construction 9/16 to 9/22

The following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjacent areas from September 16, 2018 to September 22, 2018.


US 101 – Lynch Road – Safety Improvements
US 101 Region: Olympic County: Mason Location: Milepost(s)  352.5
Description: Crews will make roadway modifications to help increase sight distance for Lynch Road drivers merging onto southbound US 101. 

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Statewide Shooting Ban to be Lifted

With cooler temperatures and higher humidity reducing wildfire danger, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is lifting target shooting restrictions on WDFW lands beginning Saturday, Sept. 15.
A similar target shooting ban will be lifted the same day on lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

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Green Diamond Opens Lands for Hunting

Green Diamond Resource Company representatives Friday announced that the company will open gates over the weekend of September
15-16, 2018 for hunting and other recreation.

Rains in Western Washington have decreased fire risk, but Green Diamond Public Affairs Manager Patti Case warned visitors to continue to be vigilant about fire danger. “Even in Western Washington, we continue to deal with wildfires into September and even October. We ask that visitors
be aware and report suspected wildfires.”

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