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Parked Truck Catches Fire Early Friday Morning In Hoquiam

Just after 3:00 a.m. this morning Hoquiam Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to a report of a collision near Lincoln Street and Queen Avenue, with a vehicle on fire.  Upon officers’ arrival, they found a mid-90’s Ford Ranger pick-up fully engulfed in flames.  It was determined there had not been a collision, just a vehicle fire.  Responding Hoquiam Fire Department units extinguished the stubborn fire. 

Domestic Argument Ends with Son Injured, Wife and Suspected Husband Deceased After Officer Involved Shooting

On 08-31-2020 at approximately 9:18 PM Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence shooting on Chenois Valley Road north of Hoquiam. The reporting party, a 47 year old female, called 911 to report that her 18 year old son had been shot in the hand and her 56 year old husband had been shot in the chest. The female reported that her husband had been threatening her. An unrelated witness was at the residence at the time of the altercation. The witness reported that the husband took a gun away from his wife and an argument ensued. At one point during the argument, between the husband and wife, the 18 year old son attempted to take the gun away from his father. While attempting to take the gun both subjects fell to the ground. The gun was discharged and struck the sons finger and leg. The husband was struck in the chest. The wife also reported that her husband had been armed with a knife and may have stabbed her son.

Motorcyclist Crashes on SR 105 Tuesday Morning DUI

A motorcyclist on State Route 105 driving recklessly and while under the influence at 6:27 AM Tuesday morning was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries after wrecking his motorcycle at milepost 31

According to a Washinton, State Patrol report the 73-year-old Yakima man was riding a black 2002 Yamaha passed a vehicle at a high rate of speed using the right shoulder lost control and went into the ditch totaling his motorcycle. 

 

Cause and charges of the accident are DUI, driving under the influence, 

Mason County Sherrifs Office Searching for 2 Wanted For Murder-Kidnapping

The Mason County Sheriffs Office announced Thursday afternoon that they are searching for two suspects in a Kidnapping/Homicide case where a body was found in the Lake Cushman area on October 2nd.

On October 2, 2020, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a call of a body found off of U.S. Forest Service Road 24, near the intersection with Hwy 119, in the Lake Cushman area. The body was that of an adult white female. It was apparent from the evidence at the scene that this was a homicide. An autopsy was completed on October 5th, 2020. We were able to identify the victim as Rachell Rene Roberts. She was assaulted and the Medical Examiner found signs of suffocation.

Sheriffs Office Says Speed Appears To Be Factor In Thursday Ocean Beach Road Rollover.

According to the Grays Harbor County Seriffs Office 2 18 year olds and 2 19 year olds were flown to Harborview in Seattle for their injuries following a single vehicle traffic incident on Ocean Beach Road Thursday. 

On August 27th, 2020 at 1:38 P.M. Law and fire responded to a one-vehicle collision in the 500 boxes of Ocean beach Road outside of Hoquiam.

The vehicle (information on vehicle not released) was traveling south on Ocean Beach Road when it left the roadway and rolled multiple times.

The vehicle was occupied by two 18-year-old males and two 19-year-old males from Tacoma. One of the occupants was ejected from the vehicle and another occupant was trapped under the vehicle.

All four occupants sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

As of 08-28-20 three of the occupants are listed as being in stable condition and one occupant is listed as being in critical condition.

After the initial investigation alcohol and drugs are not suspected, but speed does appear to be a factor in the collision.

Truck Collides With Log Truck Closing US 101 Outside Of Hoquiam For 5 Hours Monday

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 28-year-old Humptulips man driving a 2006 Dodge Ram crossed the center line colliding head-on with a 2019 Peterbilt truck with a log trailer Monday late afternoon. 

The collision occurred on Monday, July 27th at 4:32 pm on US 101 milepost 92 just before Ocean Beach Road when the 28-year-old Humptulips man traveling southbound on 101 crossed the center line and hit the Peterbilt truck driven by a 64-year old Humptulips man that was in the northbound direction. A 3rd vehicle a 2019 white for F150 driven by a 42-year-old Hoquiam man also traveling northbound on 101 swerved to avoid the collision and ended in the northbound side ditch. 

The driver of the Dodge Ram, the 28-year-old Humptuluips man was transported for his injuries to Community Hospital, the other 2 drivers were not injured. 

The roadway was blocked for approximately 5 hours, no charges have been filed at the time of the report to the causing driver. 

Bicyclist struck and killed Tuesday Night On SR 12 Porter.

The Washington State Patrol says that a bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday evening near Porter south of Elma as he was riding his bicycle in the westbound lane of travel. 

The collision happened around 7:53 pm on State Route 12 when an unidentified male riding a bicycle in the westbound lane of travel was struck by a 2004 Silver Toyota Tacoma driven by a 64-year-old Elma man.  

The Driver and passenger of the Toyota Tacoma (a 54-year-old Elma man) were not injured and the vehicle sustained little to no damage.  

The Washington State Patrol says that the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and had been using improper lane usage for riding his bicycle.  

Long Beach Woman Being Charged With DUI and Reckless Endangerment After Collision Sunday

A 29-year-old Long Beach Woman is being charged with DUI, Reckless Endangerment, No Insurance, and for having wheels off the roadway for the collision that occurred Sunday night August 23rd at 10:25 pm. 

The collision occurred in Pacific County on State Route 103 Long Beach a half-mile north of Loomis Lake.  She was driving a 2008 Silver Ford Edge northbound at 198th St with a juvenile (non disclosed info) on board.  The Ford Edge went off the roadway to the right, driving in the ditch for 60 yards and then struck a tree where it then came to a rest. 

The driver was not injured, however, the juvenile in the vehicle was transported to Ocean Beach Hospital for its injuries. Both driver and the child were wearing their seat safety restraints. 

Truck Collides With Log Truck Closing US 101 Outside Of Hoquiam For 5 Hours Monday

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 28-year-old Humptulips man driving a 2006 Dodge Ram crossed the center line colliding head-on with a 2019 Peterbilt truck with a log trailer Monday late afternoon. 

The collision occurred on Monday, July 27th at 4:32 pm on US 101 milepost 92 just before Ocean Beach Road when the 28-year-old Humptulips man traveling southbound on 101 crossed the center line and hit the Peterbilt truck driven by a 64-year old Humptulips man that was in the northbound direction. A 3rd vehicle a 2019 white for F150 driven by a 42-year-old Hoquiam man also traveling northbound on 101 swerved to avoid the collision and ended in the northbound side ditch. 

The driver of the Dodge Ram, the 28-year-old Humptuluips man was transported for his injuries to Community Hospital, the other 2 drivers were not injured. 

The roadway was blocked for approximately 5 hours, no charges have been filed at the time of the report to the causing driver. 

Falling Asleep At the Wheel Says WSP Caused Saturday Collision On SR 109

One person was transported for injuries Saturday after 2 car collision on State Route 109 at Chenois Creek RD

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 65-year-old Ocean Shores Woman was traveling northbound on State Route 109 at the Chenois Creek Bridge in a 2009 Toyota Camry and crossed the center line on the bridge colliding with a 2014 Cehcirlet Silverado driven by an 81-year-old Roy man with a 25-year old passenger.


The Camry came to rest in the northbound ditch with the Silverado resting in the southbound ditch after being rotated counterclockwise.


The Ocean Shores woman was transported to Community Hospital for her injuries and is being charged with negligent driving 2nd degree for falling asleep at the wheel.

2 From Rochester Transported For Injuries After Collision On SR 105 Monday

State Route 105 near Blum St near Ocosta in the South Beach area was blocked for 4 hours today after a driver failed to negotiate a curve and collided with another.

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 2007 Red Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 38-year-old Rochester man was traveling southbound on 105 just north of Plum Road.
The Rochester man failed to negotiate a curve that went to the right, crossed the center line, and struct a travel trailer being towed by a 2017 GMC Sierra driven by a 61-year-old Mattawa man.

The Rochester man and his passenger a 42-year-old Rochester man were both transported to Community Hospital for their injuries.  It was not disclosed which occupant was the more severe, however, fatality was not mentioned at the time of the report indicating both with injuries and alive contrary to social media rumors.

cause of the accident is still under investigation and charges pending however, the report does indicate that alcohol and or drugs were involved.

Lacey Man Airlifted After Medical Event Collision On State Route 8 Monday

According to the Washinton State Patrol, a serious one-vehicle collision on State Route 8 on Monday was the result of a medical incident the driver, the only occupant had.

The collision happened on Monday, July 27th on eastbound State Route 8 milepost 3 between Elma and McCleary. The 53-year-old Lacey man suffered a medical event causing the vehicle to go off the roadway to the right colliding with a tree.  

The driver was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for his injuries. 

Coast Guard Rescues Family from Washaway Beach Jetty Saturday

The Coast Guard rescued a family Saturday from the Washaway Beach Jetty on the North Cove of Willapa Bay, Washington, after they became trapped by the rising tide. 

Two male adults, one minor and a canine were airlifted to safety without any reported injuries. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received notification from Pacific County dispatch at 2:14 p.m. that a family had walked out to the end of the jetty and then become stranded there. 

At 2:16 p.m. an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew diverted from their training mission and arrived on the scene at 2:48 p.m. 

A rescue swimmer deployed and hoisted the family off the rocks and away from the rising water. 

The helicopter crew landed at a nearby field at 3:13 p.m., where Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies waited to return the family to their vehicle.

“This case demonstrates how important it is for beachgoers to be aware of their surroundings,” said Lt. Derrick Rocky, the external missions officer at Sector Columbia River. “Search for a tide table of your area before going to the beach to be sure you don’t get trapped by rising waters.”

Coast Guard medevacs fallen hiker near Hoh, WA

HOH, Wash. — A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew medevaced a hiker Sunday in Olympic National Park near Hoh.

At 5:30 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Puget Sound were notified of the fallen hiker and directed the aircrew to respond. A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy on scene reported the hiker had fallen approximately 100 feet.

The aircrew hoisted the hiker into the helicopter shortly after 7 p.m. before transporting him to awaiting personnel at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

The middle-aged male hiker was reportedly responsive and in stable condition upon arrival.

The Coast Guard encourages mariners and hikers to remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Whether at sea or on land, it is also recommended all persons maintain a reliable means of communication so that emergency responders can be notified in case of emergency.

Motorcyclist Faces Charges For Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving, DUI

A Spokane man was injured after being ejected from the motorcycle he was on when he crashed while fleeing from 2 Washington State Patrol vehicles Sunday evening at 7:18 pm

The 34-year-old Spoakane man was on a 2007 Kawasaki ZX600 fleeing officers who having their lights and sirens activated were pursuing the sports bike for reasons not mentioned in the accident report on State Route 12 westbound.  The rider tried to exit State Route 12 at Devonshire road and lost control striking the guardrail and was ejected into the brush.  

According to radio traffic, it had first appeared that the rider had been fleeing, but the officers found the injured rider in the brush, and EMS staff from the Montesano Fire Department immedetly began treatment and transport to Community Hospital. 

The 34-year-old is facing charges for felony eluding, reckless driving, DUI.

One Person Transported After 3 Car Collision Saturday Morning North of Hoquiam

One Person Transported After 3 Car Collision Saturday Morning North of Hoquiam

One person was transported for injuries after a 3 car collision Saturday morning on US 101 north of Hoquiam.

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 30-year-old Taholah woman was traveling southbound on US 101 near milepost 90 (according to radio traffic near Rivers End Mobile Home Park) driving a white 2007 passenger vehicle when she crossed the center line going into the northbound traffic sideswiping a 1994 Green For Explorer driven by a 66-year-old Hoquiam man.  She then continued driving in the northbound lane colliding head-on with a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 33-year-old Edmonds man with a 33-year-old female passenger.  The Chevrolet Silverado (3rd vehicle) went off the roadway to the right and into a fence at the RV park where it came to rest.  The Taholah woman's car remained in the northbound lane were it stayed blocking until later cleared by a tow truck. 

The Taholah woman was transported to Community Hospital for her injuries, and the cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

 

 

Grays Harbor DTF Serves Multiple Search Warrants In Elma Thursday

On August 13, 2020, the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force served three search warrants for alleged illegal drug sales in Elma, Washington. Officers from Elma PD, Aberdeen PD, Hoquiam PD, the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office and Cosmopolis PD assisted.

The search warrants were a culmination of related ongoing investigations involving local methamphetamine and heroin distribution. 

Three Elma women, two 35 years old and one 29 years old, are currently being held in the Grays Harbor County Jail on felony drug charges.

Grays Harbor Burn Ban Starts July 26th

Effective 12:01 A.M. Sunday, July 26th, 2020;  With the recent trend of warm and dry weather the Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal’s office and Fire Districts, will be enacting restrictions on outdoor burning in Grays Harbor County.  This restriction includes residential yard waste and land clearing burning on a temporary basis until conditions moderate. All residential yard waste and land clearing burning is prohibited until further notice.

Recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, state parks, or commercial campgrounds.

Medical Event Causes Fatality Collision Wednesday Morning on SR 105

Medical Event Causes Fatality Collision Wednesday Morning on SR 105

According to the Washington State Patrol, a collision on State Route 105 Wednesday morning was the result of a medical event. 

The collision occurred Wednesday morning September 16th at 7:53 AM on State Route 105 near milepost 33 by Pirates Way. 

A 71-year-old Tumwater man driving a yellow 2014 Jeep Wrangler was northbound on 105 and had stopped due to a medical event and the vehicle had rolled across the fog line and ended up in the bushes. 

The driver, the only occupant was deceased at the scene. 

 

 

WSP Looking For Aggressive Driver That Caused Hit And Run Collision On SR 8 Saturday Evening

The Washington State Patrol says it is still looking for an aggressive driver that caused a hit and run collision Saturday evening on State Route 8 in Elma.

The incident occurred on State Route 8 just past the State Route 12 interchange going eastbound at 10:51 pm.

A lifted blue Chevrolet or GMC truck with 2 bicycles in the back going eastbound on State Route 8 was traveling behind a blue Toyota Corolla driven by a 25-year-old Chehalis man in the passing/fast lane (lane 2).  The truck passed the vehicle using the right lane and pulled in front of the Corolla and slammed on their brakes.  The Corolla then swerved to avoid the collision and over-corrected driving into the guardrail.  

The truck fled the scene / failed to stop and the Washington State Patrol is looking for any information on the vehicle regarding the collision.  If you have any information please contact Trooper Rabe at 360-470-0300 option 0.

The driver of the corolla was not injured, however the passenger a 24 year old Centralia woman was transported to Summit Pacific for injuries.  The Corolla was marked totaled and towed from the scene.