SHERIFF’S REPORT | A stolen donation jar, clam poachers and bear traps for burglars

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The following are 911 reports to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Thursday, May 25

11:54 a.m. — A caller at the business complex in Bayview said a local donation jar keeps disappearing, and that there’s video of the female who is taking it.

12:44 p.m. — A Double Bluff Road caller reported a kayak in the middle of the northbound land of Highway 525.

12:56 p.m. — A caller at the business complex in Bayview advised an elderly male driver just hit one vehicle and then drove over a curb.

Friday, May 26

9:13 a.m. — A Columbia Beach Drive caller reported a break-in at the Port of South Whidbey’s maintenance building. A weed whacker and leaf blower are missing.

3:20 p.m. — A Bob Galbreath Road caller states they received a message from a male who said he was going to be murdered in about 10-15 minutes and was wondering if they could call his family and friends to let them know.

Saturday, May 27

11:15 a.m. — A caller on Kohlwes Road in Clinton reported five male subjects clamming on the beach with commercial gear. The caller believes they are taking all his clams.

Monday, May 29

4:21 p.m. — A Maxwelton Road caller reported two clam poachers walking on the beach outside Dave Mackie Park; they are carrying pitchforks and whacking the top of clams at the waterline.

Wednesday, May 31

4:15 p.m. — A Saratoga Road caller just noticed someone broke into his home. He woke up and saw a pair of jeans on his hallway floor and found the safe in his closet missing.

Friday, June 2

7:04 p.m. — A caller on Moonlight Drive in Freeland said people keep breaking into his residence. He bought a bear trap and wants to know what to do when someone steps in it. The caller was very “hostile” and decline to hold; he wanted an answer “now.”

8:41 p.m. — A caller on Moonlight Drive in Freeland said he forgot to ask the deputy who responded to his first call if he could put traps outside the house as well.

Saturday, June 3

4:18 p.m. — A Possession Point Park caller reported two divers who are caught in the current 200 yards off shore. They are on the surface and are drifting toward Useless Bay.

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