Hoquiam Officers Make Multiple Arrests In Another Catalytic Converter theft

The Hoquiam Police Department says in a social media post Saturday Afternoon that they made multiple arrests after a call came in about an in progress theft of a catalytic converter, a theft crime that has been on a sharp increase in our area.  

At 6:31 am this morning, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to the area of Buchanan Street and Emerson Avenue regarding the theft of a catalytic converter from a motor home that had just occurred. After gathering initial information from the witness and confirming a crime occurred, officers in the Aberdeen/Hoquiam area were on the lookout for a red Chevrolet Tahoe type vehicle. The witness was also able to provide a description of at least three suspects.

Tukwila Man Falls Asleep, Causing Collision That Blocks SR 12 For Several Hours.

The Washington State Patrol says that falling asleep at the wheel was the cause of a collision that blocked State Route 12 Westbound on Tuesday for several hours. 

The collision occurred on August 17th 2021 just before 3:00 pm when a 59-year-old Tuckwilla man driving a 2015 Kenworth Semi Truck tractor pulling a trailer was traveling westbound State Route 12 and had passed Clemons Road approaching Bryrwood Drive when he fell asleep.  The vehicle left the roadway to the right and rolled onto its side coming to rest blocking both westbound lanes.

The driver was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries.  There were also reports of a dog that had been in the vehicle with him, that was later caught.  Washington State Patrol Officers transported the k9 to the Aberdeen Animal Shelter for care while the man was at the hospital. 

The Tuckwilla man is facing Negligent Driving charges. 

The westbound lanes were closed for 5 hours.

Sherrifs Office Searches For Leads in SR 109 Robbery

Vehicle Collides With Hoquiam Patrol SUV At Collision Scene

The Hoquiam Police Department said in a social media post that this morning, that while officers were out investigating a vehicle collision in the 2900 block of Simpson Ave, an unrelated vehicle collided with one of their patrol SUVs and rolling.
The incident occurred on September 4th, 2021 at 4:16 AM when HPD officers were clearing a 3 vehicle collision in the 2900 block of Simpson Avenue when a 51-year-old Aberdeen woman driving a 2015 Dodge Dart collided with a marked HPD patrol vehicle which was blocking the road for the tow truck.
The patrol vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Durango, had it's emergency LED lights activated at the time of the collision and was parked approximately 100 feet behind the initial collision scene as the tow truck operator and police officers were clearing the roadway. The police SUV was not occupied at the time of the collision. After striking the patrol vehicle, the Dodge Dart rolled once and came to rest on the north planting strip on Simpson Avenue.

The female driver of the Dodge Dart and her male passenger only received minor scrapes and bruises and were not transported to the hospital. There were no signs of impairment; however, the female drivers indicated she had difficulty seeing at night.


Aberdeen Man Stabbed By Neighbor Over Package Delivery Argument.

Aberdeen Officers responded to a reported stabbing in the 100 block of North Mill where they eventually learned the dispute was between neighbors over a package delivery (Through GHS Comments we have heard it was an Amazon Package). 

According to Commander Green of the Aberdeen Police Department, the incident occurred on August 7th around 5:59 PM, When Aberdeen officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing that occurred in the 100 block of North Mill Street. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who stated he got into an argument with a neighbor over a recently delivered package. The neighbor became upset and stabbed the victim one time.

Aberdeen Fire Department Paramedics responded to treat the victim. Aberdeen Police Officers surrounded the suspect’s apartment, and he refused to surrender.

The suspect had outstanding warrants for his arrest and on scene, Aberdeen Regional Crisis Response Operators were able to deploy their ThrowBot to clear the living area of the residence and officers safely made entry into the apartment.

The suspect was located hiding behind a recliner. The suspect, a 51-year-old Aberdeen resident, was taken into custody without further incident.

The package and knife were both recovered. The suspect was transported to the Aberdeen Police Department where he was booked for Assault 4th degree.

Hoquiam Woman Airlifted To harborview After Collision Monday Evening.

A Hoquiam woman was airlifted to Harborview in Seattle after her vehicle failed to maintain traction and caused a 2 vehicle Collision Monday evening. 

According to a Washington State Patrol report the collision occurred on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 6:07 Pm.  The Hoquiam woman 34, was driving a 2010 Kia Forte traveling southbound on US 101 at Youmans when the tires of the vehicle failed and the driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle.  The Kia then crossed the highway and went onto Youmans road striking another vehicle a 2020 Honda CRV driven by a 60-year-old Hoquiam man that had been traveling northbound on US 101 and making a right hand turn onto Youmans Road. 

The driver of the Kia, the Hoquiam woman was taken to Bowerman airport where she was then flown to Seattle, Harborview. 

The Hoquiam man, was not injured.  

The Hoquiam woman is being charged with negligent driving 2nd degree for defective tires. 

40-year-old Ocean Shores Man Killed In Traffic Collision Monday Evening.

A 40-year-old Ocean Shores man, a passenger in a 1995 Nissan Truck was killed when the truck driven by a 37-year-old Ocean Shores woman went off the roadway striking a tree. 

According to the Washington State Patrol the 37-year-old Ocean Shores woman was traveling northbound on State Route 109 near milepost 24 approaching a curve that went to the left, the truck went off the roadway to the right striking a tree.  

The passenger, Ryan Wilkinson, was pronounced deceased at the scene, 

The cause of the collision is still under investigation and the report stated that it is unknown if drugs and or alcohol were involved. 

No charges have been filed as of yet. 

Woman Suffers Medical Event Striking 2 Pedestrians Killing a 10-year-old girl.

A 10-year-old Queets girl was killed Monday afternoon when a driver of a vehicle suffered a medical event and struck the pedestrians. 

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 67-year-old Lake Stevens woman was driving northbound on US 101 near milepost 153 in a blue 2003 Toyota Rav.  The driver of the vehicle suffered a medical event and lost consciousness.  The vehicle drifted off the right shoulder going partly into the irrigation ditch. The vehicle came out of the ditch, striking 2 pedestrians, continued north of the pullout, coming to rest in the irrigation ditch.

The pedestrians struck were a 10-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl both of Queets.  The 10-year-old died at the scene of the collision, the 12-year-old was airlifted to Mary Bridge Tacoma.  

The 67 year old driver of the vehicle was transported to Community Hospital for precautions. 

The Washington State Patrol says that Alcohol was not a factor, and that charges are pending. 

Driver Falls Asleep, Rolls Car On State Route 12 Monday

A 29 year old Hoquiam man fell asleep while driving westbound on State Route 12 Monday evening. 

According to a Washington State Patrol report the Hoquiam man driving a 2008 Chev Cobalt was traveling westbound on State Route 12 and Aberdeen Lake Road when he fell asleep and went off to the right up an embankment and rolled.  Fire radio traffic indicated that the vehicle landed on its top in the swamp area.  

The driver was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries.  The driver is being charged with negligant driving for falling asleep. 

One Transported For Injuries After 3 Car Collision on SR 12 Elma Friday

A 33-year-old Montesano woman was westbound State Route 12 Friday evening just before 5:00 pm when she made a left-hand turn causing a 3 car collision. 

According to a Washington State Patrol report the collision which occurred on Friday, August 27th, started when the 33-year-old Montesano woman who was driving a 2021 Nissan Sentra had been traveling on State Route 12 westbound and went to make a left-hand turn at Schouweiler rd. crossing over into the eastbound lanes of State Route 12 in front of a white Mazda MX5C driven by a 60-year-old Elma man.  The Mazda collided with the Sentra along and then was pushed into a third involved vehicle, a 1984 Chev. C10 driven by a 53-year-old Elma Woman. 

The driver of the Sentra was the only one transported for injuries, passengers in her vehicle also included a 20-year-old Hoquiam woman and 2 children ages 3 and 2.  

Cause of the collision is reported as Failure to Yield. 

Centralia Man Killed in Motorycyle Collision on State Route 12 Sunday

A 62-year-old Centralia man was killed in a motorcycle collision when a passenger stuck the motorcycle. 

According to the Washington State Patrol the motorcyclist was traveling on State Route 12 east of Oakville going westbound riding a 2007 Kawasaki KL650 when a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette driven by a 65-year-old Centralia man driving on Forstrom Rd going northbound crossed State Route 12 striking the motorcyclist. 

Initial reports indicated that airlift medevac was called for the motorcyclist however later canceled as the rider died at the scene. 

Washington State Patrol says the cause is under investigation and unknown if any drugs or alcohol were involved.  

Kayaker Rescued By Civilian Off Grays Harbor Coast Sunday

The United States Coast Guard Pacific Northwest says that they were called to rescue a well-prepared kayaker who had capsized near Grays Harbor on Sunday, August 22nd
watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a MAYDAY call from a kayaker who had capsized near Grays Harbor and was being swept out to sea.
 U.S. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor and Astoria crews were responding, a good Samaritan nearby heard a kayaker needed help, went to his reported location and quickly rescued him from the water.
"The kayaker had a drysuit, life jacket, EPIRB, and a radio," said Chief Warrant Officer Michael Guerrero, command duty officer in Sector Columbia River's command center. "He was ready for the worst case scenario. He did everything right, and it saved his life."