Clallam County authorities seek person of interest, saying he is likely to be armed

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PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for Jay J. Dodaro, who authorities said has been heard to say that he will “shoot it out with police.”

Dodaro, 33, is described as a person of interest for criminal activity in the county who is likely to be armed, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities said they have information that Dodaro, a Sequim man, is known to carry a .45 caliber weapon in his waistband and that he has been heard to say he will "shoot it out with police."

Dodaro has misdemeanor warrants in Clallam and Jefferson counties and a felony warrant in Thurston County for possession of a stolen vehicle and theft.

Dodaro is known to frequent Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said in an alert released today.

Dodaro is 5-feet-7-inches tall, and weighs 145 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

In addition to the Thurston County warrant, Dodaro has misdemeanor warrants for driving with a suspended license in Port Angeles and for resisting arrest and obstruction in Jefferson County.

Anyone with information on Dodaro’s whereabouts is asked to phone the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office at 360-417-2459.

Last modified: March 15. 2013 1:18PM
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