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We have an official update on a situation that took place in Aberdeen where we asked the public to be patient in asking for questions and posting details during a sensitive matter involving the Aberdeen Police department and a 58-year old Aberdeen man.  The Aberdeen Police Department says in an official release that the man is in the Aberdeen Jail this morning following a stand-off at his residence Monday afternoon after a domestic dispute prompting the crisis situation.

The suspect arrested by Hoquiam Police Detectives for child rape is a 60-year old that has education as a child psychologist and appears he was last employed by a medical provider as a contracted speech-language pathologist/ child psychologist within a school district in King County.

If anyone sees Bartholomew please do not approach or contact him please call 911 to report his location. If anyone has information on his possible whereabouts you can call the dispatch non-emergency number 360-533-8765 or you can contact Detective Jeremy Holmes at 360-249-3711.

The Mason County Sheriffs Department says that it will be "strictly"  enforcing the area closure by a popular high steel bridge in the South Fork Skokomish Canyon where people routinely enter the canyon despite the dangers that cause it to be a closed area by Federal order, resulting in injury and average of one death annually.

In the evening of Sunday, June 30, 2019, Hoquiam officers were contacted by the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office after finding a 12-year old female dropped off in Stevenson (a city located within Skamania County) who was reported as a runaway juvenile from Hoquiam. 

The girl told deputies she had been kidnapped from Hoquiam and sexually assaulted by a man she had met over social media. 

Coast Guard crews rescued three people from an island in Willapa Bay after their canoe capsized due to weather, Monday evening.

One of the stranded individuals called 911 to alert authorities to the situation.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified from Pacific County dispatch around 5:30 p.m. that three people needed assistance on Long Island in Willapa Bay after their 17-foot canoe capsized.

The command center diverted an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria that was already in the air for training.

The Jayhawk aircrew arrived on scene at 6 p.m. and deployed the rescue swimmer to assess the condition of the three people. The aircrew hoisted the individuals from the island.

They were transported to awaiting emergency medial service personnel at Ilwaco Airport at 7 p.m. for further assessment.

The current medical condition of the individuals is unknown.

The Coast Guard recommends boaters always check weather forecasts prior to departing on a journey. The smaller size of paddle craft makes them susceptible to wind and waves.

Tokeland, WA. – Today at approximately 9:12 AM the Pacific County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding an overturned vessel in the ocean near the vicinity of the Washaway Beach area off of State Route 105. The caller further explained that the vessel was an 18-foot Bayliner and that the two occupants had been thrown into the water but had managed to hold onto the vessel. The reporting party was in another vessel and was unable to get close enough to render aid.

US-101 at the Bone River Bridge (just north bone river - 8 miles south of South Bend) in Pacific County was closed for 3 hours and 15 minutes for a fatality accident investigation Wednesday, July 24th.  

According to the Washinton State Patrol, the collision occurred at 2:56 pm as a 44-year-old South Bend man was driving a black 1992 Yamaha xj600 motorcycle southbound on sr101 near bone river at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle left the road to the right and struck a guardrail.

Family of the deceased were notified by a chaplain and WSP Seargent. 

The report states that the cause is under investigation at this time.  

We have an update to a structure fire that started just after 4 AM on Duffy Street in Aberdeen where the Aberdeen Police Department says that three people were transferred to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle a 20, 8 and 6-year.

More below from Lt Chastain APD. 

The Elma School District and Elma Police Department have determined that the driver of a district school bus caught on video at a railroad crossing with the crossing arms down on the bus was not at fault for the incident.  The video spurred hateful social media comments without thought to what to may actually had been the actual circumstances since the video only captured the bus from the arms being down on it and nothing leading up to. 

Here is what the Elma School District had to say about the incident - 

An Update to an alert Grays Harbor Scanner Posted on On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:30 PM.  Police Chief Myers says that "Aberdeen Officer Berken shed much of his police gear in order to swim out to the woman. Officer Berken spoke with her calmly and explained to her how he would be physically swimming with her back to the shore".

Here is the full Press Release from Chief Myers.

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