Officers Recover Short Barreled Shotgun
On October 12, 2016 Officer Whitney Fairbanks responded to a harassment complaint. Officer Fairbanks began investigating reports that sexual photographs of local people had been posted on a Facebook page called “Clallam County Criminal Watch 2.” During the investigation Officer Fairbanks developed probable cause to believe that Adam Chamberlin, age 43, of Port Angeles, committed the gross misdemeanor crime of Disclosing Intimate Images in violation of RCW 9A.86.010. On the afternoon of October 13, Officer Fairbanks arrested Chamberlin, and he was booked into the Clallam County Jail. Officer Fairbanks obtained a search warrant for Chamberlin’s home in an effort to recover electronic evidence. Port Angeles Police Officers executed the search warrant on the evening of October 13. During the search Officers located and recovered what appeared to be a sawed off shotgun with a barrel about 11.5 inches long. RCW 9.41.190 states that it is a felony to possess a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches. The felony firearms violation was added to Chamberlin’s jail booking charges. The case has been referred to the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
Port Angeles Police Department
Chamberlin appeared before Superior Court Judge Christopher Melly at 1:0′ Clock Friday for a bail hearing represented by attorney Karen Unger. He was shackled at the waist and his head shaven in a “skin-head” fashion.
Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Michelle Devlin read the charges against Chamberlin including possession of up to ten stolen cell phones and possession of a sawed-off shotgun..
Stored on at least one of the purloined cell phones were nude photos of the owner of the phone. Chamberlin is alleged to have uploaded these nude photos onto his website, Clallam County Crime Watch 2. The original “Crime Watch” website was taken down by Facebook as it was deemed a “hate site.”
Chamberlin was also charged with possession of an illegal firearm, a sawed-off shotgun. Possession of such a firearm is a felony in the state of Washington.
The state requested a bail of $10,000. Unger said Chamberlin had turned himself in to authorities and had no “failure to appear” charges since 2004.
Melly released Chamberlin on personal recognizance. Melly ordered Chamberlin to refrain from uploading or downloading any material to any website while under personal recognizance.
Detectives are attempting to find the lawful owners of the cell phones found in Chamberlin’s home pursuant to a search warrant served on Chamberlin’s residence on Thursday afternoon.
Chamberlin is also subject to an active investigation by Clallam County Sheriff’s Department for the alleged pepper-spraying of a family in their car on a county road.
Chamberlin recently received a letter from the Washington Department of Licensing informing him he has 10 days to show cause why his Private Investigator’s license should not be revoked or suspended. His next court appearance is October 19th.
ADAM CHARLES CHAMBERLIN
|Booking Date: Oct 13 2016 4:16PM|
|Jacket #: 30187 Age: 43 Gender: Male
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|10/13/2016||1|| 9A.86.010 GSMD
DISCLOSING INTIMATE IMAGE GMSD
|2|| 9.41.190 (5212)
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS