Compare information from the Sheriff’s Department with US Border Patrol policy:


“Here is the statement released by the Sheriff’s Office:

On 07/19/2012 Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Sean William Moore Jr, DOB: 02/16/1986 and Travis Lee Turner DOB: 11/02/1992 and booked them into jail for: Robbery 1st Degree 9A.56.200, Burglary 1st Degree 9A.52.020, And Attempted Robbery 1st 9A. 56.200, Theft of a Firearm (4 counts) 9A.56.300, Unlawful imprisonment (2 counts) 9A.40.040, Assault 1st 9A.36.011 and Trafficking Stolen Property 9A.82.055.”


Border Patrol policy:


Aug 2010-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”


Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”


Why was the vehicle stopped?

Local papers have no problem working with local law enforcement agencies to publish detailed arrest reports– why are federal arrests any different?

Local paper able to coordinate with foreign authorities Re: mishap at sea in Mexican waters– yet details of arrests taking place in Clallam County go unreported.


Local paper reports details of an incident that took place in Africa:

Ferry that sank in African disaster was in Port Angeles last year


Hey local reporters-

When can we expect to hear from you on all this?



Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol arrest statistics must be kept secret?



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