Shelton Police Investigate Homicide, Suspect Arrested

According to the Shelton Police Department on Monday, November 23, at approximately noon, the Shelton Police Department received information regarding a possible homicide.

In partnership with the Mason County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement teams located the remains of what is believed to be a previously reported missing adult.

Grays Harbor Sheriffs Office Asks Outside Agency To Investigate Suicide Death In Its Jail Wednesday Morning

Undersheriff Johansson says that the Grays Harbor County Sheriffs Office has asked the Mason County Sheriff's Office to investigate a suicide death in its jail that occurred early Wednesday Morning February 17th. 

According to a press release - On 02-17-21 at approximately 0442 hours corrections deputies located an inmate that was housed in his cell alone hanging.

 Corrections deputies immediately started rendering first aid and the aid crew was called to the jail.

Despite their best efforts, the inmate died at the scene.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an independent investigation of the death.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office detectives are on scene and the Grays Harbor Coroner’s office has been notified.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until family members have been notified.


Suicidal Domestic Assault Suspect Fires Weapon, Taken Into Custody With Less Than Lethal Options Outside of Elma.

Undersheriff Johannson says that on 01-05-21 deputies were dispatched to Alder Place in Elma, Washington for a domestic violence incident that was in progress.  The reporting party called dispatch to report that she spoke with a female located at the Alder Place residence.  The female told the reporting party that her husband was intoxicated, upset, and shot a gun in the residence. 

The male suspect had talked about being suicidal recently as well.  The reporting party advised there were three small children in the residence with the married couple.  The reporting party explained that she could hear the female screaming and then the call was disconnected.  Deputies responded to the scene and requested additional units.  Elma PD, McCleary PD and a K-9 Officer from the Aberdeen Police Department responded to assist.

Suspected robbery results in drug arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm

Undersheriff Brad Johansson says this morning that on 11-22-20 deputies were dispatched to the 7-11 on Olympic Hwy in Central Park for a possible robbery.

The reporting party advised that a man parked across two parking spaces in front of the store, armed himself with a gun, and entered the store. A deputy arrived on the scene and observed a male matching the suspect’s description inside the store. The deputy did not see a gun in the suspect's hand but detained him to investigate further. When the male was asked if he was armed he admitted that he had a pistol in his waistband. The deputy recovered a loaded 9mm pistol from his waistband.

Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a commercial fishing vessel taking on water Saturday morning off Willapa Bay.

Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a commercial fishing vessel taking on water Saturday morning off Willapa Bay.

Huffing Leads To Multiple Collisions- House, Vehicle And Rr Crossing

The Hoquiam Police Department says in a social media post that on January 2, 2021, at 0809 hours, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to a collision between a maroon Nissan Maxima and a residence off the alley in the 2900 block of Sumner Avenue.

Suspect in Felony Eluding, Causing a Collision Captured With Multi Agency Response Monday

According to the Grays Harbor County Sheriffs, Office On 11-23-20 deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Lund Road.  The reporting party called 911 to report that her 33-year-old son was having mental issues again and was being disorderly and she needed help.  The line disconnected while on the phone with 911. 

Deputies responded to the same address the day prior to assist mental health professionals who were attempting to evaluate the suspect. 

The mental health professionals did not feel safe contacting him without law enforcement being present. 

During the contact, the suspect made threats to kill law enforcement while armed with a metal weapon in his hand. 

The suspect then fled the address on foot and he was not located or evaluated. 


Man survives after plunging off Highway 101 into Hoh River, spent night along riverbank

Man survives after plunging off Highway 101 into Hoh River, spent night along riverbank

Aberdeen Man Wrecks While Trying to Run From Police on Motorcycle

Aberdeen Man Wrecks While Trying to Run From Police on

One killed in Trailer Fire Monday Evening In Montesano

According to Under Sheriff Johannson with the Grays Harbor County Sheriffs Office On 11-16-10 at approximately 5:00 PM law and fire were dispatched to the Hidden Valley Trailer Court at 1194 State Route 12 in Montesano for a report of a trailer on fire. 

Fire District 2 responded and was assisted by Fire District 5, Montesano Fire Department, and the Aberdeen Fire Department. 

The fire was extinguished and it was determined the trailer was occupied and the occupant was deceased. 

The victim of the fire has not been positively identified at this time.

The cause and origin of the fire is unknown at this time. 

The scene will be investigated by the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office. 

We will release more information as the investigation continues.  At this point, there is nothing that leads investigators to believe there is anything suspicious with the fire.

Taholah Man Killed In Traffic Collision Sunday Night On Moclips Highway

The Washington State Patrol investigated a traffic fatality collision Sunday evening for the Quinault Nation Police Department.  

They say that on February 7th at 7:58 pm a 74-year-old Taholah man driving a white 2000 Chevrolet Metro traveling eastbound on the Moclips highway at milepost 1.5 when he crossed the center line colliding head-on with a second vehicle involved a grey 2016 Toyota Sequoia driven by a 40-year-old man from Moclips. 

The 74-year-old was deceased at the scene, the 40-year-old Moclips man sustained no injuries. 

The State Patrol lists the cause of the collision as driving over the center of the line, and it is currently unknown if any alcohol or other factors were involved.  

Burglary suspect caught and arrested after traffic stop outside of Elma Tuesday

On 12/15/20, a Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of Stamper Road with an Elma Police Officer who responded to assist.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested for traffic violations and subsequently searched. During the search, officers located a recently stolen fuel card from a burglarized Elma business. Officers also observed items in the suspect’s vehicle that could have been stolen.
Officers applied for and were granted search warrants for the suspect's vehicle and his residence, to recover additional property related to the burglary.
Elma Officers, with the assistance of Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Deputies, served the search warrant on the suspect’s residence in which during the search, officers located several additional items from the Elma burglary along with multiple items stolen from other East County burglaries.
Several firearms were located, including two handguns that had the serial numbers scratched off.
The Elma man was arrested but released due to health concerns. Charges were forwarded to the Grays Harbor Prosecutor’s Office for possession of the stolen property, unlawful possession of a firearm, and altering identifying marks on a firearm.

City Of Aberdeen Sets Up Sandbag Station For Potential Flooding Tuesday

There will be an elevated risk of flooding in Aberdeen on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. NOAA’s
predicted high tide at Aberdeen on Tuesday is 11.85 feet (MLLW datum) at 2:06 PM. The National
Weather Service is forecasting that the actual tide may be 1.6 feet higher than NOAA’s prediction (13.45
feet MLLW) due to strong winds and low pressure. Rainfall is forecasted to begin early Tuesday morning
and continue through the day. The combination of a very high tide and rainfall can result in lowland area
flooding, especially within two to three hours before and after the high tide. All of the City’s stormwater
pump stations are operational and Public Works crews are ready to respond to flooding if it occurs.

Man Flees From Officers In Stolen Car, Had DOC Warrant Early Wednesday Morning

Early Tuesday morning at approximately 1 AM Sgt. Dayton with the Hoquiam Police Department was monitoring traffic in the 200 block of Lincoln Street when he observed a silver-colored crossover SUV in the parking lot of 7-11 without a front license plate.

26 Year Old Hoquiam Man Dies After Motorcycle Collision Thursday Morning.

Hoquiam Police and Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of Endresen Road at 1235 AM for a report of a motorcycle collision. Upon arrival, units discovered a 26 year old Hoquiam man was unresponsive. Life saving efforts from bystanders and Paramedics were unsuccessful.

Preliminary investigation indicates the rider was northeast on Endresen Road on a 2003 Honda CBR600 and failed to negotiate a slight left curve, striking a guardrail. The rider was not wearing a helmet.

Collision investigators from the HPD are currently scanning the scene and will be further investigating the cause and contributing factors of the collision.

Endresen Road will be closed for the next several hours.

Aberdeen Offcers Arrest King County Man With Stolen Vehicle and Home Invasion Charges.

A 30-year-old King County resident is in custody at the Grays Harbor County Jail this morning after a dangerous crime spree in the West end of Aberdeen yesterday. Around 7:23 AM, Aberdeen Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 2700 block of Simpson Avenue. A vehicle was missing a license plate and the occupant was acting suspicious. Aberdeen officers arrived moments later and the suspect left before police arrived. The vehicle returned to a residence in Renton and Aberdeen Officers requested they attempt to contact the owner to determine if they knew where the car was.

81 year Old Aberdeen man Turns In Front of Vehicle Totaling Both Vehicles Friday Afternoon.

according to the Washington State Patrol, an 81-year-old Aberdeen man is being charged with Negligent Driving 2nd Degree after running in front of another vehicle causing a T-bone Collision and totaling out both vehicles. 

The Aberdeen man driving a 2005 Ford Ranger was traveling eastbound on State Route 12 at Aberdeen Lake Road W and made a turn towards Aberdeen Lake Rd W and the second vehicle a 1995 Ford Ranger driven by a 26-year-old Knoxville TN man then collided with him. 

Both drivers were transported to Community Hospital for their injuries.  

2 Patients Airlifted from Accident Scene Friday Evening on US 101

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 2 vehicle collision that occurred Friday evening December 4th at 6:08pm on US 101 in Pacific County is still under investigation to determine the cause of the incident. 

A 20-year-old Cosmopolis man was traveling north on US 101 near milepost 62 (towards Aberdeen) driving a blue 2002 Accura hatchback when he crossed the center line and struck a grey 2008 Honda Pilot driven by a 59-year-old Tumwater woman with a 26-year-old male passenger. 

The 20-year old Cosmopolis man and the 59-year-old Tumwater woman was airlifted from the scene due to the severity of their injuries.  The 26-year-old Tumwater man, passenger was transported to Community hospital for his injuries. 

At the time of report, it was not known if drugs and or alcohol were a factor or any other details of what caused the collision.  No charges have been given.