Coast Guard rescues mother, son from cliffs near Cape Arago, OR

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Coast Guard rescued a mother and son Thursday after they had fallen from the cliffs while hiking at Cape Arago near Coos Bay.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received an agency assist request from Coos County Dispatch, at 12:04 p.m. for two people who had fallen from the cliff. The mother reported no medical concerns, but her 18-year-old son sustained multiple head wounds and required hospitalization.

Sector North Bend watchstanders diverted an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew already in transit from Air Facility Newport and directed the launch of another aircrew from Sector North Bend. 

Aberdeen Police Department Deploys New Online Reporting Tool

The Aberdeen Police Department is deploying a new online tool. The tool can be used for requesting Vacation Watches or ...non emergent calls such as reporting graffiti or theft under $750. 

Driver Airlifted From Scene Of Traffic Collision on SR 8 Thursday Evening

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 28 year old male from Polsbo was airlifted from the Stradeline ORV park and 2 children in the vehicle taken to Providence St Peters in Olympia Thursday June 25th just after 7:30pm

The collision occured on eastbound State Route 8 milepost 11 just east of the Grays Harbor County line and the ORV Park when the vehicle a 1999 Saturn left the roadway to the right and struck a tree.

The cause of the accident is stil under investigation and both the juveniles a 5 year old and a 10 year old were wearing their seatbelts/saftey devices. 

Fire Destroys 2 Homes and Several Vehicles Friday in Aberdeen

Two homes and several vehicles were lost to a fire in Aberdeen on Friday Battalion Chief Troy Palmer said it was reported by a firefighter at 1:45 PM on June 5th. The Aberdeen Fire Department firefighter was driving the department ladder truck to a fueling depot on the Port Industrial Rd. when he noticed some black smoke in the area of the 1500 block of W. Market St. in Aberdeen. Upon investigation he discovered a large debris and trailer fire between two residences rapidly spreading to the homes and vehicles.

Ocean Shores Man Being Charged with DUI after Tuesday Morning Accident

The Washington State Patrol says that a 22-year-old Ocen Shores Man is facing DUI charges after crashing into a tree Tuesday morning

The accident happened on Tuesday, July 7th at 3:11 in the morning on State Route 109 near milepost 32 Moclips when a 22-year-old Ocean Shores man driving a 1997 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on 109 when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve to the right, crossed
over the northbound lane, left the road and struck a tree on the driver’s side. The vehicle then crossed back over both lanes of state route 109 where it came to rest in the southbound ditch facing west.

The Ocean Shores man was transported to Community Hospital for undisclosed injuries and is being charged with DUI, and Driving with defective tires. 


Two felony arrests in less than 24 hours kept Ocean Shores PD officers busy Tuesday

The Ocean Shores Police Department was busy on Tuesday Jube 24th investigating and making two felony arrests one being a violation of a protection order and another for burglary and theft that spanned two cities.  

According to Sgt. McManus with the Ocean Shores Police Department at approximately 2:40 am, a resident in the 500 block of Dolphin Ave. NE reported that his son had been at the house, in violation of a domestic violence protection order. Responding officers found the suspect, a  38-year old man, sitting on the side of the road eating from a plate of food. The suspect’s father told officers that his son had been sneaking into the house at night and stealing food and money, and tonight he caught him in the house.

23 Year Old Hoquiam Man Arrested For Heroin Sales After Search Warrant Served in Hoquiam

A 23 year old male resident was taken into custody for several counts of delivery of heroin. He also had a significant amount of methamphetamine in his possession as well as over $2000.00 cash when he was arrested.

A second adult male with numerous outstanding warrants was also taken into custody at the scene as he was found hiding in a closet.

Upon searching this subject, suspected methamphetamine and related paraphernalia was found in his pocket.

Both men were booked into jail.

Remains Found Off Donkey Creek Identified as Nathan Loring

According to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department, the human remains found in the north part of Grays Harbor County off of Donkey Creek Rd on May 26th have been identified as Nathan Loring.  

Grays Harbor County Coroner Kegel sent the remains to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination and the remains have been positively identified as Aberdeen resident Nathan Loring.

The examination revealed that Loring died as a result of homicidal violence.

Loring was a 40-year-old white male and was reported as a missing person out of the Aberdeen Police Department in March of 2020.

Loring was last seen in south Aberdeen in late February.

Detectives from the Aberdeen Police Department and the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office are working together to solve this case.

If anyone has information on the disappearance or death of Nathan Loring please contact Aberdeen PD Detective Cox or Detective Sgt. Paul Logan through the dispatch non-emergency line 360-533-8765. APD case #20-A08427. GHSO case #20-9095.

37-Year Old Elma man Airlifted To Harborview After Motorcycle Accident

A 37-year-old Elma man was airlifted Wednesday morning after a collision between his motorcycle and a passenger vehicle just outside of Elma, 

The accident occurred on Wednesday morning June 17th at 4:44 am on State Route 12 and Buswell Road (Baseball Park Outside of Town).  The Elma man was riding on a 2005 Yamaha YZFR6 traveling westbound on SR 12 at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of a 1996 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 69-year-old Tenino man and was ejected from the motorcycle. 

According to the report and witness comments to GHS the Elma man was wearing his helmet at the time of the incident, and the report indicated that alcohol and or drugs were not a factor in this accident.

The 37-year-old was airlifted to Harborview, and the last report we had gotten from comments on GHS was that his vitals were stable on arrival.  The cause of the accident has been determined by WSP to be reckless driving with Charges to the rider for reckless driving.

Infant Critically Injured In Fire Early Saturday Morning.

Grays Harbor Undersheriff Brad Johansson just sent us an update on a fire in Oakville that occurred early this morning where an infant was critically injured. 

On 05-25-20 at approximately 1:23 AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire on Gibson Creek.  Deputies arrived on scene and firefighters were putting out a fire that was burning a 20’ by 30’ shed that was being used as a residence by a married couple and their 8-month-old daughter.

The 8-month-old infant was sleeping in the shed when the fire was discovered.  The parents were in the main residence, located next to the shed when the fire started.  The father, a 44-year-old male, went into the burning structure to rescue his daughter.

The infant suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.  The father sustained less serious burns and was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Sheriff’s Office fire investigators are on scene attempting to determine the cause and origin of the fire.  Johansson Says "Investigators have told me they have seen nothing suspicious about the fire at this point, in their investigation". We want to express our sympathy for this tragic event.

Aberdeen Graffiti and Vandalism Not Due to Protests Sunday, Arrest Made

According to the Aberdeen Police Department a 51 year-old Aberdeen resident is in custody this morning after spray painting vehicles and businesses in downtown Aberdeen.

On Sunday at around 4:25 PM, Officers were informed of a female spray painting a building in the 200 block of E. Market Street. As Officers checked the area, they located several vehicles and businesses spray painted with the word, “snitch.” A female was located nearby carrying a cap to a spray can and Officers also observed that she had fresh paint on her finger that matched the color of paint on the vehicles and businesses. A witness also positively identified the female as the one observed spray painting one of the buildings.

Semi Collision Results in 2 Homes and a Camper Being Struck In Malone Friday Afternoon

According to a Washington State Patrol report, the accident which occurred on Friday afternoon June 12th afternoon at 12:11 occured on State Route 12 at Vance Ave which is 7 miles east from Elma on 12. 

A 2001 Kenworth Semi With One Trailer driven by a 32-year-old Onalaska man was traveling eastbound on SR 12 at MP 25 when it veered left into oncoming westbound traffic and struck a International Semi With 2 Tanker Trailers driven by a 63 year old South Prarie man.  The Kenworth Semi jackknifed blocking eastbound and westbound lanes of 12. The International then continued through a fence, two houses and a residential camper trailer.

The 32-year-old male driving the Kenworth was transported to St Peters Hospital in Olympia for his injuries with the 63-year-old International driver going to Summit Pacific for his injuries. 

Charges against the 32-year-old Onalaska man are negligent driving 2nd degree for the cause of the accident being innatention.