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Sheriff Salisbury Calls For Responsible Firework Use

Shelton, WA - Monday, June 29, 2015

With the approach of the Independence Day Holiday, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the State Fire Marshal offers some tips and information on the responsible use of Fireworks.

Extreme Heat: Protect Yourself and Others

Shelton, WA - Monday, June 29, 2015

As temperatures continue to rise throughout our area, it’s important to understand the risks associated with extreme heat and how to prepare.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Deputy Sean Dodge was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the Sheriff’s monthly Law Enforcement Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino Friday, June 26, 2015.

Robbery, Shooting And Car Crash On Hwy. 3

Shelton, WA - Friday, May 29, 2015

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 1:13 AM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that there was a vehicle collision and the sound of gun fire in the area of 18270 State Route 3, Allyn, WA.

Deputies responded to find that a man had been robbed at gun point outside of the Spencer Lake Tavern and $1,900.00 in cash had been taken.  The robbery victim and a friend then pursued the suspects that had fled in two different vehicles, both driving northbound on State Route 3. 

During the pursuit, it is alleged that one of the suspects discharged a firearm at the pursuing victim.  It is then alleged that the victim then discharged a firearm at the fleeing suspects.

One of the suspect’s vehicles crashed and caught fire in the area of 18270 State Route 3, Allyn, WA.  The other suspects in the first vehicle stopped, retrieved one of the occupants and then continued to flee north toward Belfair.  The victim and his friend continued to pursue the suspects.

Deputies stopped the victim and his friend.  The victim was later arrested.  A person at the crash site was detained and later arrested.  A third person involved in the incident was contacted and later arrested.

Due to the on-going investigation, no names or any further information will be released at this time.

Homicide In Belfair

Shelton, WA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On Monday, May 25, 2015, at approximately 3:40 PM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from friends that went to check up on their next door neighbor and found him deceased at 150 NE Southridge Drive, Belfair, WA.

Deputies responded to the scene and found that the individual had been shot and no firearm was found next to the body.

Detectives were called to the scene and began an investigation.  A search warrant was conducted at the victim’s residence and clues to the identity of the suspects were later discovered.  A second search warrant was conducted at a suspect’s house in Belfair.

Two individuals were arrested in the investigation of murder.  Those suspects were identified as Christopher Glen Redfern, 27 years old from Port Orchard and Daniel Alan Dunn, 35 years old from Belfair.

An autopsy was conducted on the victim and the Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell released the name of the victim as Charles Albion Austin, 51 from Belfair, WA.

No further information is being provided since the investigation is on-going.

Sheriff Recognizes Local Business Partnership

Shelton, WA - Friday, May 29, 2015

Ben Fraser of Fraser Metal Works was presented an Award of Appreciation at the Sheriff’s monthly Law Enforcement Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino Friday, May 29, 2015.  Fraser’s business was recognized for their fabrication of a specialized piece of equipment for the Mason County Regional S.W.A.T. Team.  

Sheriff Casey Salisbury said,” Without partnerships between the Sheriff’s office and local businesses, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what we do.”

Mounted on a light armored vehicle, the LAV Ram is designed to breach doors and fences at a distance allowing S.W.A.T. members to maintain positions of relative safety.  Broadening visibility and expanding distance will increase safety for both the S.W.A.T. members and the public.

Serving as key note speaker at the breakfast was Tom McBride representing the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys.  He addressed law enforcement shootings and the legal standards to which law enforcement officers are held both criminally and civilly and the processes involved during the legal investigation phases.

The monthly Law Enforcement Breakfast draws together first responders from multiple agencies in the region including fire, medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel as well as retirees and public-minded citizens.  Keynote speakers are invited to address topics affecting communities, public service, and current trends.

Dramatic Rescue Off Of The High Steel Bridge

Friday, May 29, 2015

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, at approximately 6:31 PM, MACECOM Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that a person who had been hiking up near the high steel bridge, had fallen down the steep embankment and was injured.

Changing of the Guard (Dog)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

After the better part of a decade of dedicated service, Mason County Sheriff’s Office narcotics K-9 Deputy “Kona” is retiring.

3 Year Old Child Found Wandering In The Neighborhood

Shelton, WA - Monday, May 4, 2015

Today, Monday, May 04, 2015 at approximately 7:54 AM, a woman living in the 400 block of NE Schooner Loop, Belfair, WA found a 3 year old little girl wearing pajamas, walking down the street and asking for her “mommy”.

Fatality Accident On John’s Prairie Road

Shelton, WA - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Monday evening March 23, 2015 at approximately 5:31 PM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a cell phone call from a woman reporting that she was following a person driving erratically (speeding and crossing the center line) on John’s Prairie Road.

Beginner Diver Perishes In Hood Canal

Shelton, WA - Monday, March 23, 2015

On Sunday March 22, 2015 at approximately 9:51 AM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a call that a scuba diver was pulling another diver toward the Hoodsport dock and shouting for someone to call 911.

Man Shoots Wife

Shelton, WA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On Monday March 16, 2015 at approximately 4:52 PM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a call from a man claiming that while he was cleaning his firearm, he accidentally shot his wife.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office Looking For A Few Good Men & Women

Shelton, WA - Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Shelton Police Department with the assistance of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Reserve Officer Academy.

Concerned Neighbor Helping A Child – NOT An Attempted Child Abduction – Case Solved

Shelton, WA - Thursday, March 12, 2015

On Tuesday March 10th around 3 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office received a call from staff at the Sand Hill Elementary School, Belfair, that a young female child was approached early that day while she was waiting for her school bus.

Deputies Respond To Welfare Check – Rescues Both An Elderly Couple and Many Animals

Sunday, February 15, 2015 On Sunday night, February 15, 2015, at 5:40 PM, Deputies responded to the 100 block of E. Blackhawk Court in Belfair, regarding a call to check the welfare of a couple in their late 60’s that were in ill health and not answering their front door to expected visitors.

General Barry McCaffrey Speaks At Monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast – Special Presentations Made

Shelton, WA - Monday, February 2, 2015

For the first monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast for 2015, it was a great honor to have war hero and military legend General Barry McCaffrey, US Army, Retired, as the key note speaker.

Regional Critical Incident Investigation Team Findings Made Public

Shelton, WA - Monday, January 26, 2015

The WA State Region 3 Critical Incident Investigation Team (CIIT) Detectives lead by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office completed their investigation regarding the fatal shooting incident that occurred on January 2, 2015, where a senior sergeant with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office shot an armed man.  The culmination of the investigation revealed that the shooting was justified.

Statistics Uphold Sheriff's Promise For Better North End Coverage, Showing Lower Crime Rates

Shelton, WA - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The culmination of a campaign promise made by Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury to have a full time North Precinct demonstrates a drop in crime in the north end of Mason County. The specific statistics are as follows, comparing 2013 to 2014.

Sheriff's Office Volunteers Exceed 3,000 Hours of Service!

Shelton, WA - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A report of statistics was just compiled showing that Mason County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers contributed 3,328.5 hours of service in 2014!

K-9 Receives Bullet Proof Vest

Shelton, WA - Thursday, December 18, 2014

The founder and president of “All K-9’s Go To Heaven”, Marti Tennant, joined together with a Seattle Seahawks football player and purchased a K-9 Storm Kevlar “bullet proof” vest for $2,300.00.  The vest was then donated to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol K-9 “Solo”.

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