McCleary Police Department

  • Agency: McCleary Police Department
  • Address: 100 S 3rd St, McCleary, 98557 WA
  • Chief: George Crumb (Chief of Police)

McCleary Police Department is located at 100 S 3rd St, McCleary, 98557 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is George Crumb. The McCleary Police Department phone number is 360-495-3107.

McCleary Police Department News

**News conference regarding Lindsey Baum** On Thursday May 10th at 1:30 pm, Sheriff Rick Scott will be conducting a news conference at the McCleary Community Center in McCleary. This news conference will be held to discuss recent developments in the Lindsey Baum investigation that originated in June of 2009 in McCleary. The address for the community center is 726 W. Simpson Avenue, McCleary, WA. 98557

CITY OF MCCLEARY NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING A special meeting of the McCleary City Council has been called to commence at 6:00 pm on February 28, 2018 in the Council Chambers at the City Hall. It is anticipated that the meeting will be recessed into what is known as a closed session as authorized by RCW 42.30.140[4} to discuss the status of labor negotiations with certain bargaining units. These are the statutory provisions referenced with bolding as to the relevant parts: 42.30.110(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee. However, subject to RCW 42.30.140(4), discussion by a governing body of salaries, wages, and other conditions of employment to be generally applied within the agency shall occur in a meeting open to the public, and when a governing body elects to take final action hiring, setting the salary of an individual employee or class of employees, or discharging or disciplining an employee, that action shall be taken in a meeting open to the public; 42.30.140: If any provision of this chapter conflicts with the provisions of any other statute, the provisions of this chapter shall control: PROVIDED, That this chapter shall not apply to: or (4)(a) Collective bargaining sessions with employee organizations, including contract negotiations, grievance meetings, and discussions relating to the interpretation or application of a labor agreement; or (b) that portion of a meeting during which the governing body is planning or adopting the strategy or position to be taken by the governing body during the course of any collective bargaining, professional negotiations, or grievance or mediation proceedings, or reviewing the proposals made in the negotiations or proceedings while in progress. CITY OF McCLEARY _________________________ I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OR A COPY THEREOF WAS DULY POSTED AS REQUIRED BY THE OPEN MEETINGS LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. Wendy Collins City Clerk/Treasurer Notification sent to the Montesano Vidette Posted at City Hall, City Website and City Facebook page Posted at McCleary Timberland Library Posted at McCleary Post Office

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City Council February 14th Time Change

SUBJECT IS IN CUSTODY!!!!!

Parents of McCleary School District Children The morning of January 30, 2018 we received information of an escaped inmate near the Thurston County/Grays Harbor County line. Law enforcement is actively looking for the suspect. In an effort to be safe for our children I met with the school and initiated a modified lockdown of the school. Parents can pick up children by normal school lockdown procedures, identification verification and then student is released to parent. We have no reason to believe the suspect is headed in our direction, but we are being proactive in our efforts and see this as a best plan practice. Chief Blumer McCleary Police Department UPDATE: THIS IS THE SUBJECT BEING LOOKED FOR

REMINDER, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ANY MESSAGES ON THE POLICE FACEBOOK PAGE. THIS PAGE IS INFORMATIONAL ONLY AND WE WILL NOT RESPOND. PLEASE CALL POLICE DEPARTMENT 360-495-3107 OR NON EMERGENCY NUMBER AT GRAYS HARBOR DISPATCH CENTER. 360-533-8765

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A very heart wrenching day for the family of Deputy McCartney. We are feeling pain with the loss of a member of our law enforcement family. Our hearts go out to his children, wife, parents, and siblings.

Temporary changes to SR 8 ahead in McCleary MCCLEARY – Drivers who rely on State Route 8 in McCleary can expect the second of two long-term traffic changes to begin as soon as Thursday, Dec. 28. What drivers can expect Drivers are temporarily using the right lanes of both westbound and eastbound SR 8. During a series of daytime rolling slowdowns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all traffic will shift onto the eastbound lanes. The eastbound lanes will be reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic. The highway will remain in that configuration through the spring of 2019. During the traffic switch, drivers can expect up to 15-minute delays. This work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled. Like the first half of this project, crews will shift traffic to create room to build two remaining bridges. The project is part of a larger WSDOT effort to replace culverts that act as a barrier to fish. Advance information for highway construction and maintenance is available at the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates web page.

Washington State Department of Transportation Olympic Region – PO Box 47440 – Olympia, WA 98504-7440 – 360-357-2600 TRAFFIC ADVISORY Dec. 27, 2017 Contact: Cara Mitchell, communications, 360-357-2703 Temporary changes to SR 8 ahead in McCleary MCCLEARY – Drivers who rely on State Route 8 in McCleary can expect the second of two long-term traffic changes to begin as soon as Thursday, Dec. 28. What drivers can expect Drivers are temporarily using the right lanes of both westbound and eastbound SR 8. During a series of daytime rolling slowdowns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all traffic will shift onto the eastbound lanes. The eastbound lanes will be reconfigured to accommodate both directions of traffic. The highway will remain in that configuration through the spring of 2019. During the traffic switch, drivers can expect up to 15-minute delays. This work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled. Like the first half of this project, crews will shift traffic to create room to build two remaining bridges. The project is part of a larger WSDOT effort to replace culverts that act as a barrier to fish. Advance information for highway construction and maintenance is available at the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates web page. Hyperlinks within the release: Project: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR8/midandeforkswildcatcrkfishbarriers/ Remaining bridges: www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/albums/72157689492465231 Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Update: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Olympic/Construction/

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UPDATE TO PRESS RELEASE FROM 11/28/17 FROM PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM: ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW OPERATIONS BY CHINESE NATIONALS On November 28, 2017 at approximately 8:30 am, the Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force (GHCDTF) oversaw an operation that resulted in numerous search warrants being conducted throughout Grays Harbor County, as well as related locations in Thurston and King Counties. The search warrants were conducted as a result of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations by Chinese Nationals that were occurring in the respective counties. A total of 50 search warrants were executed among the three counties. There were 44 arrests made, 26 vehicles confiscated, along with multiple guns and other items of value. There was over $400,000 worth of cash and gold seized. A total of 32,449 marijuana plants were confiscated. It was estimated that the value of these particular plants was in excess of $80,000,000. Of the 50 search warrants, 38 were in Grays Harbor County, 8 in King County, and 4 in Thurston County. The general locations where the search warrants were conducted are listed below. In some cases, there were multiple search warrants on the listed streets. This is not an all-inclusive list as some search warrants were completed late last night and there locations may not have been reported in yet. There is a tremendous amount of work left to do for this massive investigation. We again want to thank all of our federal, state, and local partners who assisted with this significant operation. Steve Shumate Chief Criminal Deputy Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office ABERDEEN CITY / SURROUNDING ABERDEEN AREA Aberdeen Lake Road North Bank Road Trentland Park Drive Scammel H Street Cherry Street S. Harbor Wishkah Road Sumner Ave N. Rice HOQUIAM CITY / SURROUNDING HOQUIAM AREA Queets Ave Aberdeen Ave. 22nd Street O Street Lawrence Street B Street W. Chenault Pacific Ave E. Hoquiam Road Karr Street GRAYLAND OCEAN SHORES Chester Ave Narwhal Loop CITY OF COSMOPOLIS / COSMOPOLIS AREA 2nd Street Holly Lane Lund Road CITY OF MONTESANO / MONTESANO AREA S. Glenn Street Geissler Road SURROUNDING ELMA AREA Cloquallum Road Middle Earth Lane CITY OF MCCLEARY / SURROUNDING MCLEARY AREA W. Simpson Ave Elma McCleary Road E. Elma Hicklin Road Larson Road (Multiple locations) KING COUNTY 56th Avenue S (KENT) 144th Avenue SE (BELLEVUE) NE Lake Washington Blvd. (BELLEVUE) NE 8th Street (BELLEVUE) 80th Avenue NE (MEDINA) THURSTON COUNTY 10th Court SE (OLYMPIA) / Multiple locations Laynard Dr NE (LACEY) One picture shows a portion of the grow equipment confiscated from the various sites. Another picture shows the large amount of chemicals and fertilizers that were confiscated. The Department of Ecology was of tremendous assistance in dealing with this component of grows. In some cases, there were very dangerous chemicals that had been used. In other cases, the discharge of some of these chemicals was done in a manner unsafe for the environment. The picture of the seized cash and gold was from a search warrant in King County. And the picture of the seized marijuana plants was taken from a Central Park grow prior to being taken away for destruction. The Grays Harbor DRUG TASK FORCE is an interagency investigative unit with detectives assigned from the Sheriff's Office, Aberdeen Police Department and Hoquiam Police Department.

ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW OPERATIONS BY CHINESE NATIONALS On November 28, 2017 at approximately 8:30 am, the Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force (GHCDTF) oversaw an operation that resulted in numerous search warrants being conducted throughout Grays Harbor County, as well as related locations in Thurston and King Counties. The search warrants were conducted as a result of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations by Chinese Nationals that were occurring in the respective counties. This investigation first originated when east Grays Harbor County citizens reported to the Sheriff’s Office possible illegal marijuana grows occurring in the outlying area of Elma. Later in the year, McCleary Police also received similar complaints from their citizens. Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputies as well as officers with the McCleary Police Department identified several possible locations where suspected illegal marijuana grow operations appeared to be occurring. Aberdeen and Hoquiam Police Departments received similar complaints from their respective citizens as well. On August 1, the GHCDTF took over the investigations. Throughout the last four months, GHCDTF developed information that numerous homes were being purchased for the purpose of setting up these illegal marijuana grows. The majority of these homes were purchased with cash and information was developed that these purchases were conducted by Chinese Nationals involved in organized crime. The proceeds from these illegal grows appear to be funding other criminal enterprises. Those investigations are on-going. With the citizen’s passage of I502, the law enforcement community supports the legal operations of marijuana producers, processors, and retailers in this state. They are required by Washington State Law to be licensed and follow strict guidelines. The search warrants conducted today were on marijuana grow operations that not only operated without the proper licenses, but in some cases, the illegal grow operations were set up in restricted areas such as near schools. Given the scale of this illegal activity, GHCDTF sought assistance from many other law enforcement agencies as well as other entities. Those who assisted with today’s operation included: GHCDTF, Aberdeen Fire and Police Departments, Cosmopolis PD, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Elma PD, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Grays Harbor Communications Center, Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, Grays Harbor Fire District #2, Hoquiam PD, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Lewis County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, McCleary PD, Montesano PD, Ocean Shores PD, Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET), Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles PD, Raymond PD, South Bend PD, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshalls Office, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Western States Information Network, Westport PD. Law enforcement teams will remain in their respective areas today, processing the scenes, and removing and destroying any illegal marijuana. Tomorrow we will provide updated information as to arrests made and the quantities of illegal marijuana located. Steve Shumate Chief Criminal Deputy Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office P.O. Box 630 / 100 W. Broadway Suite 3 Montesano, WA 98563 Ph. 360-964-1738 / fax. 360-249-3288 sshumate@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

As many residents are aware there was a lot of activity in McCleary and Grays Harbor County yesterday 11/28/2017. Since this was such a large scale police operation the Grays Harbor Sheriffs Office will be handling all information inquiries. By the GHSO acting as the lead agency it makes it easier to get the information out efficiently and accurate. I will attach the News Bulletin that has been released by the Grays Harbor Sheriffs Office.

New Distracted Driving Law Effective July 23, 2017 NO HAND-HELD CELL PHONE USE: Drivers may not use hand-held cell phones while they are driving, stopped in traffic, or at a stop light. This includes tablets, laptops, games, or other hand-held electronic devices. Drivers may not watch video while they drive. This does not apply if a driver is contacting emergency services. Drivers can use hand-held devices when they are pulled over out of the fl ow of traffic. HANDS FREE USE ALLOWED: Hands-free use, such as through Bluetooth, is allowed as is a single touch to start a function. Start GPS or music before you drive. DANGEROUSLY DISTRACTED: You can also get a $99 ticket for other types of distractions such as grooming, smoking, eating, or reading if the activity interferes with safe driving and you are pulled over for another traffic offense. NOT INCLUDED: Some things are not included in the law. Transit and emergency vehicle drivers are exempt. Drivers of commercial vehicles must follow federal laws. Two-way radio, citizens band radio (CB), or amateur radio equipment are not included in the law. COSTS: The first ticket will cost at least $136. Get a ticket again within five years, and those tickets cost at least $234. Unlike current law, which exempts cell phone violations from being reported to insurance companies, all violations will be available to insurance companies.

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