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We here at Grays Harbor Scanner having been monitoring police and fire traffic daily for over 7 years have seen a huge increase in calls for the Elma area especially after the addition of Summit Pacific Hospital and its expansions.  Those that serve and work for the Elma Police Department have done a fantastic job with the increased calls and made such a huge professional change in their organization over the years. 

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On 07-01-19 Sheriff, Rick Scott promoted Brad Johansson to the position of Undersheriff. Undersheriff Johansson had been serving in the role of Chief Criminal Deputy. He is replacing retired Undersheriff Dave Pimentel. Undersheriff Johansson has moved through the ranks servings as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Chief Criminal Deputy. The Undersheriff is second in command to the Sheriff and it is an administrative position that supervises all the administrative functions of the sheriff’s office.

A young softball player was left devastated when her baseball gear was stolen out of her parents vehicle in the Walmart Parking lot recently.  Softball is her passion, and her family had just moved here to the Harbor and could not afford to replace the items.  Several organizations got together and did an amazing thing for this young girl and were able to replace all of the items.  The Aberdeen Police Officers Guild, Hoquiam HS Girls Softball and Lemay's pulled something off that she will never forget. 

More from Aberdeen Police Department Lt. Chastain 

Grays Harbor Scanner will be shutting down its Broadcastify feeds that it has fed and ran for over 15 years on Monday, January 7th. But do not worry, we will still have our online scanners available for free monitoring to the public just not through Broadcastify or any of the cell phone apps that take their feeds and publish as their own.

Ten years ago, the Museum of the North Beach rescued a historic 1912 wooden Northern Pacific Caboose. The caboose had been used as a nightly rental in Moclips, and a new owner wanted it removed from their property. Our membership collected funds to have it moved seven blocks to the Washington State Parks day-use park in Moclips, the original site of the Northern Pacific Railway depot. If you go to YouTube and search "Moclips caboose" you'll see a few short videos of the move to State Parks property in 2009 taken by Stephanie Allestad.

 This particular piece of railroad history is very important to Moclips by the Sea Historical Society as it was on the last train to Moclips before the tracks were torn up in the 1980's by the Burlington Northern. We are now preparing to move it again.

 

Hoquiam Police Chief Myers had some decisions to make recently with the recent retirement of his Deputy Chief. Along with that, it opened up other leadership opportunities within his department and he outlined that in a recent press release.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) District 8 is celebrating the graduation of its newest narcotics K9 team Tuesday. The new Hoquiam based K9 team adds to the district’s current narcotics K9 team in Bremer

In addition to the proclamation, we presented Deputy Chief Wertanen with a plaque bearing his badge at the top and outlining all the years of service and positions he has held in the department. In accordance with our Mission Statement, it also recognized: “Your dedication, loyalty, and hard work as a peace officer helped to make Hoquiam stronger and safer for all.” We hope Deputy Chief Wertanen will remain a volunteer with the department on our arson investigation team. We wish him the best in his retirement and hope he will now actually have the time to get his boat out and DO SOME FISHING! You have earned it! JEFF MYERS, Chief of Police

According to the Washington State Emergency Management Coastal Tsunami sirens are expected to go off on October 18th in coordination with the Great Shakeout Drill.  The sirens will be in full audio and not the normal test Westminster chimes. 

On Monday, May 6th Aberdeen Police Chief Steve Shumate announced that he had selected his second in command (deputy chief) Jay Staten to fill the shoes of longtime Deputy Chief Timmons who retired from the department.

Here is what Chief Shumate had to say in his statement. 

The Aberdeen Police Chief Shumate announced yesterday that he has set up 3 meetings in October that are open to the public to come meet and hear about things happening at APD as well as discuss some current topics.  Here is more from Chief Shumate.

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