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Murder Suicide At Lake Limerick

Shelton, WA - Friday, July 24, 2015

On Thursday night, 07/23/2015 around 5:59 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call received by MACECOM Dispatch stating that a female was requesting a welfare check on her estranged husband and two small children who were residing at a residence located within the 700 block of E. Road of Tralee, which is located in the community of Lake Limerick.  The lake community is located about six miles north of Shelton, WA.


Shooting In Belfair Leaves One Dead, One In Custody

Shelton, WA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

On Monday night, 07/20/2015 around 7:58 PM, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call received by MACECOM Dispatch stating that a 52 year old male had been shot inside a residence located within the 100 block of NE Bear Ridge in the community of Belfair View Estates which is west of Belfair, WA.


Update On Belfair Shooting

Shelton, WA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wes Stockewell, Mason County Coroner released the name of last night’s shooting victim as 52 year old Joseph Gene Sedlacek from Belfair, WA.

The suspect that was arrested last night for suspicion of homicide was identified this morning in Mason County Superior Court as 54 year old Bridget Ann Graham of Belfair, WA.  Bail was set at $150,000.00.

No other information is available due to the on going criminal investigation.


New Jail Deputy Sworn In

Shelton, WA - Monday, July 6, 2015

This morning, July 6, 2015, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Undersheriff Jim Barrett gave the oath of office and swore in Joseph Johnston, the newest Jail Deputy of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.


Two New Jail Deputies Sworn In

Shelton, WA - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This morning, July 1, 2015, in front of family, friends and fellow co-workers, Mason County Undersheriff Jim Barrett gave the oath of office and swore in Dominic Navarro and Carissa Krumpols, the newest Jail Deputies of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.


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.


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.


DEPUTY DODGE RECEIVES MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

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.

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