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Police Chief Myers says in a non-official release on social media that they responded to the 800 block of Simpson Ave (tips that Grays Harbor Scanner received as the same building as the Social Security Office is in)  for a suspicious package which had arrived in the mail on Tuesday

According to a just-released Washington State Patrol Report the cause of an early morning traffic accident on State Route 107 was caused by a DUI driver. 

The collision occurred on February 14th at 3:28 in the morning on State Route 107 at Preachers Slough Road Between Aberdeen and Montesano.  The driver a 20-year-old Elma woman driving a 2019 Kia Forte was traveling southbound on 107 when it veered right and hit the embankment and ended up in the southbound side ditch.  

The driver, as well as a 19-year-old cosmopolis woman and a 20-year-old Aberdeen woman both passengers, were transported to Community Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. 

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, the driver is charged with DUI

The Hoquiam Police Department made a statement on social media saying that they arrested a man on Sunday, February 23rd that had a Domestic No Contact Order protecting a female and her residence at her residence where he had attempted to start a fire but officers interrupted and stopped it from further damage. 

Here are the details of that post - 

Two Hoquiam teens are in the Grays Harbor County Juvenile Detention Facility this morning facing Robbery charges. 

At 7:48 PM Sunday evening Aberdeen Police Officers were dispatched to a reported robbery at the Grocery Outlet.  The reported victim, a 39-year old Westport woman, and her 16-year old son and 13-year old daughter had gone over to the Hoquiam Police Department to report the incident.  Officers were advised initially that during a reported vehicle purchase, the 16 and 17-year old Hoquiam male suspects grabbed the woman’s purse (containing cash) and fled. 

On Tuesday evening March 24, 2020, a Mason County Deputy was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) in the Mason Lake area. During an investigation, our Deputy was on foot when a suspect appears to have tried to run over the Deputy. The Deputy was hit by the vehicle and at some point fired his weapon at the suspect. A short pursuit ensued and ended a few miles down the road. Aid was rendered by the Deputies and EMS but the suspect expired enroute to The Mason General Hospital.

This investigation has been turned over to the Region III Critical Incident Investigation Team (CIIT), member agencies include: Thurston Co. Lewis Co, Grays Harbor Co, Mason Co, Pacific Co. and The Washington State Patrol. Thurston County will be taking the lead for the investigation.

The CIIT Commander for this OIS is Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Ray Brady. 

According to a Washington State Patrol report an Illegal passing, hitting a patch of water is the cause of an injury accident Thursday afternoon on US 101 north of mp 95 and Dekay Road. 

The Hoquiam man, a 28-year-old man driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan was traveling on 101 southbound and passed a vehicle in a no-passing zone according to WSP and then as he was returning to the southbound lane hit a patch of water and lost control of the vehicle spinning and putting him back into the northbound lane. 

A second vehicle driven by a 70-year-old Hoquiam man in a red 1995 Geo Prism struck the Dodge caravan in his lane of travel hitting the driver side door. 

There was a passenger in the offending vehicle, a 4-year-old child.  All occupants of both vehicles were using safety restraints and only the driver of the Geo Prism went to the hospital however by private vehicle only. 

Charges to the 28 year old negligent driving 2nd, no insurance, driving while license suspended

Under Sheriff, Brad Johansson says that William E. Mull a missing and endangered person out of Thurston County was located in Amanda Park deceased on Sunday, March 22nd. No foul play is suspected. It appears Mull may have suffered from exposure. The Grays Harbor County Coroner will determine the cause of death. Mull was located in a vacation home in Amanda Park. The family has been notified. Our thoughts and concerns go out to his family and friends during this tragic event.

The Thurston County Sheriff's office tells a grim story this evening of a man that took his own life after a traffic collision on Old Highway 99 and 201st Ave SW Friday Afternoon.  

They say that a male driver was recklessly driving south on Old Hwy 99 and lost control trying to turn onto 201st Ave SW. He then struck a vehicle occupied by 2 females who were stopped at the intersection.

The driver then exited his vehicle and threw an empty marijuana container nearby and then returned to his vehicle and obtained a firearm.

after which he then took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Both women in the other vehicle sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Old Hwy 99 remained open but they had 201st Ave closed off. 

We have an update this morning to an alert that we sent out to our supporters yesterday via our GHScanner APP Push Alerts in regards to a man that was involved in a domestic argument outside of Elma carrying a machete 

Undersheriff Brad Johannson says that on 02-05-20 deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic dispute between a man and woman in the 700 boxes of Elma-McCleary Road. 

It was reported the female was crying and covered in mud and a male subject was reported to be carrying a machete. 

Deputy Parris arrived in the area and located a man matching the suspect’s description walking in the area he male was not carrying the machete at the time.  The deputy attempted to stop the male to investigate the domestic dispute from a safe distance away as to where the man ignored the deputy's commands to stop and reached into his jacket and pulled out a machete. 

 

WITH THE "STAY AT HOME" ORDER, WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE POLICE?

It is important to realize the "stay at home" order issued this evening by Governor Inslee is an emergency proclamation designed to limit or reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The stark reality comes not just from the number of cases, but the impact all the cases can have in a short period of time.

The Grays Habor County Emergency Management Office said in a press release on Thursday, February 20th that they are changing providers for their local emergency alert system and with this change users who want to remain getting alerts from them must sign up again even if they were signed up before.  

These alerts are alerts send out from the County, different from the alerts and such posted by Grays Habor Scanner (us).

The Aberdeen Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to a man down call this morning that ended up with the finding of a deceased Male along the sidewalk in the 700 block of E Market.

Detective Wiess with the Aberdeen Police Department says that on February 6, 2020, The Aberdeen Police Department was dispatched to a welfare Check in the 700 Blk of East Market Street.

           When officers arrived, a 47 YO male from Aberdeen was located and determined to be deceased near the sidewalk. Nothing at this time appears to be suspicious or cause for concern to the safety to the community. Further follow-up is being conducted by Aberdeen Detectives.

           An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the manner of death and notification to next of kin.

The Hoquiam Police Department welcomes its newest officer to patrol, and it adds 4 legs to the job not just 2.  Police Chief Myers says "Well, technically this new officer is commissioned as a police officer- just the four-legged kind. 🐾"

Niko recently completed his 6-week narcotics canine academy in Shelton and was certified by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission as a narcotics canine team. Oh, and so was his two-legged patrol partner, Officer Jerad Spaur.

Officer Spaur has been a patrol officer with HPD for over five years and actually started with us as a police services officer in the City Jail.

According to the Washington State Patrol, one person was airlifted to Harborview and another transported by ambulance to a local hospital after a 2 vehicle head-on collision Friday night February 14th. 

The collision occurred on State Route 108 near milepost 11 in Mason County when a red 2002 Honda Accord driven by a Union, Wa man going westbound and lost control in the curve crossing over into the eastbound lanes where it was stuck in the passenger side in that eastbound lane by a 2020 Toyota Rav 4 driven by a 37-year-old Camano Island Man with 2 other passengers both being children in the vehicle. 

The driver of the Honda Accord was airlifted to Harborview for his injuries and the driver of the Toyota was transported to Mason general.  The children passengers were not injured. seatbelts and child safety seats were worn and used by all involved.  

It is not known if there were drugs or alcohol involved, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. 

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