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SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | A mutilated stuffed animal, a cougar kill and more mail theft

The following items are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.


Monday, June 16

1:56 p.m. — A caller at a Freeland grocery stores reported three women shoplifting in the personal care aisle. The suspects appear to be in their early 20s, and all were wearing gray hoodies and jeans.


Tuesday, June 17

10:45 a.m. — A caller on Terrace Drive in Oak Harbor reported finding a stuffed animal on his porch with the stomach cut open and a threatening message left inside.


Wednesday, June 18

2:58 p.m. — A caller on Dodge Road on Camano Island reported finding a fresh cougar kill on the side of the road. He believes he saw a cougar run in front of him yesterday.

7:12 p.m. — A caller on Brooks Hill roads reported a missing stop sign at the intersection on Crawford road.


Thursday, June 19

7:30 a.m. — A caller at a Langley Road storage facility found a transient subject and wants him removed. Caller states he was told to leave and started throwing the caller around.

10:28 a.m. — A caller on Shoreview Drive and Freeland Avenue, a prosecutor, said they just served a male subject in Coupeville and they are now following the caller.

2:05 p.m. — A caller on Cultus Bay Road reported seeing a subject in a silver car opening mailboxes.

2:32 p.m. — A caller on a Highway 525 business advised a white male subject “begging” on the corner.

2:55 p.m. — A caller on Mutiny Bay Road said a neighbor told  her that someone was in her cabin. The subjects are using the cabin as their home.

6:53 p.m. — A caller on Cultus Bay Road says a neighbor is outside harassing his dog. The female is outside waving her hands at his dog and yelling at him.

9:40 p.m. — A caller on East Harbor Road advised her neighbors are burning at a new home construction site; the smoke smells like plastic and is making the caller’s face numb.


Friday, June 20

11:43 a.m. — A caller on Glendale Road reported mail theft.

12:40 p.m. — A caller on Sunlight Beach Road reported mail theft.

2:33 p.m. — A caller on Scenic Avenue reported a problem with their neighbor, saying they threw poison in the caller’s yard because she has adopted ducks. The caller is trying to flush the poison out of her yard with a hose.

5:24 p.m. — A caller at a Highway 525 gas station advised they received a phone call stating they owed money on a power bill and that someone would be down in two hours to collect it.


Saturday, June 21

5:14 p.m. — A caller on Beachview Drive reported a subject driving around the neighborhood and taking pictures of houses.

8:52 p.m. — A caller at a Highway 525 taxi service found a female sleeping at that location. The caller believes she is a prostitute.

8:55 p.m. — A caller on Spyglass Drive advised hearing big bangs going off in the area; the caller’s dog is freaking out.


Sunday, June 22

4:02 a.m. — A caller on Hillvista Place stated a barbecue on his deck has exploded.

1:41 p.m. — A caller on Sunlight Beach Road reported two kayaks stolen from her porch during the night.

1:45 p.m. — A caller on Blackberry Lane advised a new kayak was abandoned on her property sometime last night.


Monday, June 23

7:13 a.m. — A caller on Wilson Road reported a female who was looking in his mailbox. The caller has a picture of the female.

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