Canadian Visitors Get a Not So Welcome To Aberdeen, Electric Bikes Stolen Off Vehicle

A couple of visitors to the Aberdeen area didn't get the Welcome one would expect, as they were dining someone stole their electric bikes from their hitch attached to their vehicle. 

Lt. Snodgrass with the Aberdeen Police Department says that On November 16th, 2022 at approximately, 1828hrs, officers responded to a report of a theft of electric bicycles from the parking lot of Billy’s in Aberdeen.

 Upon arrival, the officers contacted the victims, who were visiting the area from Canada, and had just finished dining at the restaurant, when they discovered their expensive electric bicycles had been stolen from the hitch attached to their vehicle. 

The Officers were able to review surveillance video from inside Billy’s and observed two suspects cutting the bicycles from the back of the vehicle, and carrying them southbound across Heron Street, and into the alley. The bicycles were secured together by a high-quality lock at the time, and the suspects were unable to separate them. 

The Officers relocated their patrol vehicle to the alley, and began checking the area on foot, when they discovered the two males around the corner of a nearby building, still attempting to cut the lock from the bicycles. 

The Officers coordinated the response of additional units, and subsequently apprehended both suspects without incident. Of note, both suspects were found in possession of dangerous weapons. The two were arrested on Theft 1st degree charges, and possession of dangerous weapons. The bicycles were returned to their happy owners.

Aberdeen Officer Assaulted While Taking Subject Into Custody Friday Morning.

We have an update on an incident first brought to you by the team at Grays Harbor Scanner this Friday morning, September 30th where an Aberdeen Police Officer sustained injuries while attempting to take a suspect into custody.  The suspect continued after several officers arrived to assist resisting arrest. 

Hit And Run Pedestrian Fatatlity Suspect Found With Self Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

The Aberdeen Police Department says this evening that the suspect in last night's hit-and-run pedestrian fatality collision was found deceased with a self-inflicted gunshot wound early this morning by the Grays Harbor County Sheriffs Office. 

The Hit and Run Pedestrian collision occurred on November 16th, 2022 at 9:13 PM when Aberdeen officers were dispatched to a vehicle verses pedestrian hit-and-run collision on Boone Street at Marion Street in South Aberdeen. 

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased female lying in the roadway at Marion Street. As of approximately 1500 hours per the Grays Harbor Coroner’s Office the victim has been identified and family members have been notified. The Aberdeen Police Department appreciates those citizens who stopped to help, report and render aid. At this time, this continues to be an active/ongoing investigation. The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while Officers and Detectives processed the scene.

The owner of the truck in this incident was discovered early this morning with what appears at this time to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound. 

 If anyone has any information relating to this case (SR#22-A31174), he/she is encouraged to contact APD Investigators Sergeant Cox or Detective Millard at (360)533-3180.

APD Searching for Shooting Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous

Aberdeen Police Officers are still searching for a shooting suspect from an incident that occurred at the homeless encampment off of E State St. Saturday, September 4th around 5 PM. 
After being dispatched to the incident, Aberdeen officers arrived and found a 32-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers started providing emergency care while securing the area for Aberdeen Fire Medic units to respond. The 32-year-old male was transported to Grays Harbor Regional Hospital for emergency care.
Aberdeen Detectives were called to process the scene while patrol officers checked the area for the suspect. Through the investigation, officers received information identifying Ricky Logan, a 31-year-old Aberdeen male, as a person of interest.
At this time, Logan is considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 if you see or have information on his location.
At this point, the investigation is ongoing and active. More information will be provided as the case develops.

Around the Clock Closure Coming For State Route 109 Grass Creek Bridge Repairs

HOQUIAM – Grays Harbor County travelers who use the State Route 109 Grass Creek Bridge between Hoquiam and Ocean Shores will want to plan extra time into their commute. 

 Starting Dec. 1, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Rognlin’s, Inc. will begin repairs on the bridge. The work requires an around-the-clock closure to all travelers for up to 10 weeks. 

 During the repairs, travelers will follow a signed 13-mile detour using US 101, Ocean Beach Road and Powell Road. During a typical day, the detour will add up to five minutes of travel time. During weekends and holidays, travelers going to and from the coast are encouraged to add lots of travel time to help prevent delays. 

 Local access will be available on either side of the bridge closure points. 

 WSDOT recognizes there is no good time to close a bridge. The closure and subsequent repairs will help keep the bridge in good working order.

Why this is needed 
During an in-depth inspection of the structure, WSDOT bridge inspectors found advanced deterioration of timber pilings under the southbound lane. The bridge has been reduced to one-lane of alternating traffic with a 25 mph speed limit since May. 

During the closure, crews will install new pilings and support beams. Once finished, the bridge’s weight capacity and use of the southbound lane will be restored. The speed limit will also return to 50 mph over the bridge.

Ocean Shores Woman Airlifted After Collision in East County Sunday

A 28-year-old Ocean Shores woman was airlifted to Haborview Seattle after failing to yield at a highway intersection in east Grays Harbor County Sunday afternoon.  

The Collision occurred on State Route 8 milepost 6 at the SR 8/SR108 intersection at 3:36 PM.  WSP says that a Silver 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by the Ocean Shores woman was stopped at the stop sign on the north side of SR 108 and turned to go westbound on SR 8.  The Corolla collided with another vehicle that had been westbound on SR 8 a 2006 Toyota Camry driven by a 49-year-old Long Beach woman.  

Radio traffic indicated that the Ocean Shores woman had sustained head injuries and was going in and out of consciousness at the scene.  

In the Corolla, a 14 year old passenger was not injured, nor was the driver of the Camry.  

Fake Jewerly Scammers Are Back Be Aware Says APD.

According to the Aberdeen police Department, the fake jewelry sales people are back, trying to scam the locals with their fake jewelry.  Here is more from the Aberdeen Police Department: 

On 09/01/22 around 3:50 PM, Aberdeen Police were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance in the parking lot at Walmart regarding subjects selling suspected fake jewelry.  Officers contacted the subjects, who admitted the jewelry was not real and that they were telling potential buyers it was not real. 

The sellers, who were self-reported travelers from out of the area, were advised to cease and desist by responding officers, and they complied. 

The Aberdeen Police Department takes these types of calls seriously and are ready to respond and check on situations citizens feel are suspicious.   In looking out for our citizens and community, APD strongly encourages buyers to beware of what you are buying, especially from private parties. 

We would like to thank those who took the time to notify us of this activity.  Together we can make our community safer.  To report suspicious activity, call the non-emergency dispatch line at (360)533-8765.

HPD Confirms, 58-year-old Man Killed After Being Shot

Not a lot of details have been released in regard to the shooting last night in the back parking lot of Aces of Clubs Tavern in Hoquiam in the 2600 block of Simpson Avenue. 

Hoquiam Police Chief Strong has confirmed that officers found a 58-year-old male in the back parking lot who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

The subject that fired the shots remained on-scene and was detained by officers. There was no threat to the public after the shooting incident.

Hoquiam Police detectives, with the assistance of detectives from the Aberdeen Police Department and Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office processed the scene with the use of the FARO crime scene scanning device, collecting evidence, and interviewing witnesses.

This is an ongoing investigation, says Chief Strong.

Sheriffs Department Makes Arrest For Murder 2nd Degree

The investigation is just beginning, says the Grays Harbor County Sheriffs Department this afternoon, and have released a few details regarding an investigation into the death of a Westport man. 

On October 24th at approximately 3:35 P.M. the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a death investigation at the Hammond RV Park in Westport, Washington.

 When deputies arrived to investigate, they found the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim to be suspicious. 

The victim is a 35-year-old Westport male. 
Deputies requested the assistance from Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office Detectives.

 Detectives arrived and contacted witnesses, as well as the suspect and served a search warrant at the residence. 

Detectives learned the victim and his 58-year-old father had been in a physical altercation prior to his death. 

There was evidence of a physical assault, and the 58-year-old Westport male suspect was placed under arrest for Murder in the 2nd degree. 

Detectives remained throughout the night processing the crime scene. The investigation is in its early stages and more details will be released when they are available.

Regional Response Needed For Fire At Montesano Care Facility Wednesday Evening.

Grays Harbor Scanner has gotten a follow-up press release to an incident we had first posted yesterday evening regarding a structure fire in Montesano at Montesano Health and Rehab. 

Initial dispatch radio traffic had indicated that there was a fire in the roof with smoke and flames visible above the kitchen area where roofers had been working.  While the press release says that the cause is under investigation, while speaking with staff at the facility we have learned that they had a second company on site fixing a prior roofing job and that the roofers had been using a torch to heat up the tar replacing vents.  The fire was in the attic area where this work had been taking place. 

Here is more from the Montesano Fire/Police Department. 


Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding With Dump Truck On SR 105 Tuesday

The Washington State Patrol says that a 76-year-old Aberdeen man (name withheld pending next of kin notification) was killed in a motorcycle verses dump truck collision near Westport Tuesday afternoon.  

The collision occurred on State Route 105 at south Montesano Street (Westport Y) at 3:07 PM on October 11th, 2022. 
The 76-year-old was riding on a 2003 Harley-Davidson traveling south on State Route 105 the same direction as a 2007 Kenworth Dump truck driven by a 37-year-old Union Washington man.  

The Kenworth dump truck slowed down to make a right hand turn says the Washington State Patrol report, this is when the motorcyclist sped up to attempt to pass the dump truck on the right shoulder colliding with the dump truck.  

According to GHScanner radio traffic, CPR was initiated on scene by bystanders on the motorcyclist following the collision and then taken over by EMS responders.  

Rollover Collision Tuesday Caused By Being Struck, Speed Not A Factor Says HPD

A collision originally dispatched as a rollover collision in the 100 block Mrytle Street was not the result of speeding by the rolled vehicle, but the mail truck that struck it trying to get across traffic on Simpson Ave.  

The Hoquiam Police Department says that the resulting investigation revealed a 53-year-old Aberdeen resident was traveling westbound on Sumner Avenue when a 42-year-old Postal Driver attempted to cross Sumner heading south. The postal van crashed into the rear passenger side of the white SUV causing it to rollover.

Copalis Woman Killed After Being Ejected In Rollover Collision Friday

Friday morning July 8th, 2022 a Copalis Woman was killed in a rollover collision on State Route 109 at milepost 5.5.

The collision according to the Washington State Patrol occurred at 9:42 in the morning when the Copalis woman (name withheld by GHS, letting family be notified first) was driving a 2003 Honda Pilot traveling northbound on State Route 109.  She left the roadway to the right, rolled several times, and was ejected from the vehicle.  The vehicle came to rest in the ditch off the roadway.  

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.  

The roadway was fully blocked for the investigation and incident for 4 hours with detours in place.