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Police Blotter: Missing man turns up naked in island hotel

February 7th, 2013 by Tad Sooter

Police responded to a Winslow hotel Feb. 1 where employees said a man had paid for four nights and refused to leave after his time expired. To make matters worse the man answered the door naked each time staff tried to talk with him. Police identified the unwelcome guest as a 44-year-old missing person from Wenatchee. He was transported to a Seattle hospital for evaluation.

Also this week, a valuable laser was stolen from a Wyckoff job site and a young cyclist was scraped up in a collision with an SUV.

The blotter is below:

Feb. 1

Theft: Employees of a contractor working at the Wyckoff cleanup site reported the theft of a tripod-mounted laser. The crew was working on a boat offshore during the day and positioned the laser on the beach as a reference point. At the end of the day, the crew took the boat to a dock and drove around the bay to collect the laser at but discovered it missing. The laser and tripod were valued at $1,250.

Unwanted person: Police were called to a High School Road hotel where a guest had paid for a room for four nights and refused to leave after his time had expired. Hotel staff tried to talk to the man but he answered the door naked on several occasions and remained unresponsive. Police and the manager tried knocking on the room door shortly after 1 p.m. There was no answer from inside. Police entered the room and found the man entirely naked inside. The room was littered with beer cans and police noted an empty vodka bottle. The man was unsteady and unable to speak coherently. Police found some clothes, along with the man’s wallet and ID. He was identified as a 44-year-old man reported missing from Wenatchee. The man was transported to a Seattle hospital for evaluation.

Collision: A 15-year-old bicyclist suffered scrapes to his leg after colliding with a Toyota 4Runner on New Brooklyn Road. The cyclist was pedaling west on New Brooklyn shortly before 8 a.m., followed by the Toyota. As he approached Sands Avenue, the cyclist moved to the fog line, then swerved left to make a sweeping turn onto Sands. The Toyota struck the rear of the bicycle and the cyclist’s leg, knocking him down in the roadway. The driver of the SUV, a 41-year-old woman, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the southwest corner of the intersection. The Toyota collided with several small trees and sustained significant damage. The teen admitted to not signaling before beginning his turn.

Jan. 31

Mail theft: A Manzanita area resident found a stack of mail stuffed in his mailbox that was not addressed to him. The mail was determined to belong to 16 north island residents. Police turned the mail over to the post office and the owners were notified.

Jan. 30

Identity theft: The Social Security Administration notified a 57-year-old island man that his Social Security number had been unlawfully used by two people to obtain employment in the United States. The agency recommended the man file a police report.

Jan. 29

Collision: A 75-year-old man told police he’d fallen asleep when his Lincoln veered off Miller Road near Koura Road and collided with a large rock shortly after 4 p.m. The man was not injured.

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