County K9 unit attempted to stop a motorcycle early this morning, after a short pursuit the K9 officer and his partner located the suspect in the dunes. This is one motorcyclist that didn't get away. More from Chief Criminal Deputy Shumate;
Early this morning June 6th, at approximately 12:45 am, Deputy Tracy Gay observed an off-road motorcycle traveling northbound on SR 105 near Grayland Beach Road of Grayland. The motorcycle had what appeared to be a flashlight attached to the front of the bike, however, no other lighting or license plate. When Deputy Gay turned around in order to stop the motorcycle, the operator accelerated to a high rate of speed. Deputy Gay pursued the motorcycle a short distance before the operator turned west down a gravel driveway and headed toward the beach. The motorcycle operator almost wrecked twice before making it to a closed gate. The motorcycle was able to go around the gate and traveled toward a vacation home and into the dunes.
Deputy Gay drove back around to the beach area however determined that the motorcycle did not make it passed the dunes. Deputy Gay then utilized K9 Max to check the area of the vacation home and found it was not occupied. A short distance further, Max located the motorcycle. Several warnings were given for the suspect to come out of the dunes however nobody responded. K9 Max located a person hiding in the brush a short distance away. Once contacted by Max, the person immediately gave up. The person was identified as a 32 year old man from Aberdeen. The man had multiple misdemeanor warrants for his arrest and did not have a valid driver’s license. The man admitted to running from the police because he did not want to go to jail. The man only received minor scratches from his contact with Max. He was checked by aid and then transported to the Grays Harbor County Jail. The man was booked for attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle.