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Tribal police rescue

man from Agate Pass

SUQUAMISH – A Suquamish man, 79, was rescued via Suquamish Tribal Police boat Tuesday afternoon after his canoe capsized in Agate Pass.

The tribal police boat, which had been operating in the area, arrived on the scene within minutes. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue crews were also dispatched to the scene near Angeline Avenue.

After pulling the man aboard, tribal police took him to the pier at Kiana Lodge to be checked over by NKF&R paramedics.

The man told crews he had seen his anchored sailboat filling with water and had taken the canoe out to correct the problem. As he approached the sailboat, the canoe tipped over but he clung to the boats until help arrived.

The man refused further treatment or transport by medics and crews returned him to his home.

NKF&R crews estimated that the man was in the water for no more than 15 minutes before his rescue.

After rescuing the man, Suquamish Tribal Police officers returned to the scene to recover the canoe but it had already been floated ashore by neighbors.

Troopers on the lookout

for holiday drunk drivers

District 8 of the Washington State Patrol will be out in full force looking for and cracking down on impaired drivers this holiday season under the campaign, “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”

“The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of the year due to an increase in drunk driving,” said Captain Mark Thomas, District 8 Commander of the Washington State Patrol. “That’s why we will be working extra shifts and conducting emphasis patrols to catch and arrest anyone who is driving while impaired.”

Tips for making it a safer holiday:

• Designate a sober driver before the party begins.

• Don’t let friends drive drunk — take their keys if they are about to leave and drive.

• If impaired, call a taxi, a sober friend or family member to get home safely

• Report impaired drivers to law enforcement

• Always buckle up — it’s your best defense against an impaired driver

• Spend the night where the activity is being held and sleep it off

For more information, go to www.stopimpaireddriving.org.

Man arrested for tree

theft, domestic assault

EGLON — A 45-year-old Sequim man with family ties to Kitsap County was arrested this week for allegedly stealing maple wood and making threats to life.

The victim, his 38-year old ex-wife of Eglon, reported Tuesday that the suspect had allegedly taken maple tree wood from her property and that he did not have permission to do so.

Deputies spoke with the former couple’s three children and two of them said the suspect had cut up maple rounds.

The victim said there has been a history of domestic assault between her and the suspect and she is afraid of him, as she said she feels he is capable of hurting and/or killing her. The suspect has left messages for her to “be watching her back.”

The suspect was arrested in Clallam County and was transferred over to Kitsap County for for theft in the second degree and threats to life and was taken to jail. Bail was set at $25,000.

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