A sex offender with multiple convictions has recently moved to the Agate area of Mason County. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Justin Clark Shrum recently moved within the County to the 1800 block of E Agate Road. Shrum is required to register as a sex offender due to convictions in California of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor and in Thurston County of Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes – three counts.
A sex offender has recently moved with in Mason County and is now living in the Belfair area. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office reports that 54-year-old David Jeffery Loback recently moved within the 500 block of NE Gladwin Road. Loback is required to register as a sex offender due to a 1994 conviction of Rape of a Child 1st Degree. This conviction stems from Loback, at 35, sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy on multiple occasions between 1993 and 1994.
Fire danger has prompted Green Diamond Resource Company to close its timberlands to the public effective immediately. According to Patti Case, public affairs/regulatory manager for Green Diamond, conditions are extremely dangerous and any entry is prohibited until fire danger eases. The closure applies to all unauthorized traffic, vehicular or otherwise.
The brush fire near the ball fields at North Mason High School grew overnight. School District officials say the fire is now over five acres and the State Department of Natural Resources report it is 70% contained. Fire crews are using bulldozers, water, and hand work to get the fire 100% contained today (Wednesday).
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office new Multi-Agency Special Operations Group Pro-Act Team busted two marijuana growing operations. According to a news release, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office, the Squaxin Island Police Department and the Washington Department fo Corrections followed multiple leads to separate locations in the Lilliwaup area and confiscated marijuana plants with a “street value” totaling $135,000.