The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of another homeless sex offender in the Shelton area. A bulletin says 36-year-old Michael Jacob Erwin has recently been released from prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Erwin is required to register as a sex offender due to a 1998 conviction of Rape of a Child 3rd degree.
About 280 acres of shellfish beds in Lynch Cover outside Belfair will soon be reopened for commercial and recreational harvesting. According to officials with the State Department of Health, the area’s classification from “prohibited” to “approved” means people will be able to harvest clams and oysters from Belfair State Park without worrying of contamination.
A flood warning is in effect for the Skokomish River while a flood advisory is in effect for the rest of Western Washington. The National Weather Service says two to three inches of rain fell overnight in the Olympic Mountains and another two to three inches is expected to fall today (Wednesday) which will keep the Skokomish above flood state into Thursday morning.
The State Patrol has released some information about the fatal car vs. semi collision on U.S. Highway 101 Tuesday near Potlatch State Park that killed two people. Names of the deceased are still being withheld pending notification of next of kin but a collision memo describes what Troopers believe happened.