Marshal responds to threats, suspicious man eating dandelions

The following calls were reported to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:

Monday, May 12

11:35 a.m., a caller at the Country Store reported someone just shoplifted and was walking toward the hospital.

Tuesday, May 13

9:14 a.m., a caller on Northwest Front Street reported her shop was vandalized, chairs were thrown and signs were torn.

2:37 p.m., a caller at Whidbey General Hospital called to request contact regarding an employee being assaulted by a patient earlier in the day.

3:32 p.m., a caller at the gas station on South Main Street reported a “strange” man in a burgundy bronco pulling on the caller’s vehicle antenna.

4:24 p.m., a caller on Northeast Fourth Street reported a man in a red bronco was attempting to get into some businesses in the area and then left. He reportedly had a rock in his hand and was eating dandelions.

Wednesday, May 14

10:54 a.m., a caller on South Main Street reported a client called several times upset about not being able to obtain a prescription refill of a narcotic. The woman reportedly threatened to “cut you, force drugs down your throats and kill you.” The woman also advised she has a gun.

3:49 p.m., a caller reported a dog on Northwest Broadway Street is left outside for long hours crying and other neighbors have been trying to assist.

Thursday, May 15

9:15 a.m., an abandoned vehicle was tagged at Northwest Alexander Street and Northwest Front Street.

Friday, May 16

1:38 p.m., a caller at the Island County Sheriff’s Office reported a fraud complaint, or possibly an assault and harassment complaint. The caller said it started about 20 years ago, but is becoming more clear over the last five years.


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