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38 year-old Aberdeen Transient In Custody After Bridge Standoff

Commander Green with the Aberdeen Police Department says that while they were on the scene of a barricaded subject with a firearm on Summit Street Thursday Afternoon, a second high priority call came out just blocks away at the Wishkah River Bridge, an incident that stopped all westbound traffic into Aberdeen for 3 hours. The traffic back up was as far away as Central Park 7-11.

At approximately 1:51 PM,  officers received 911 calls about a subject on top of the Wishkah Street Bridge.  Several officers broke free along with the DCR and two CRU Crisis Negotiators. 

The Hoquiam Police Department responded to assist as well as the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office (GHCSO) Marine Unit. 

The DCR and CRU Negotiators were able to partially climb up the structure to attempt to de-escalate the situation. 

Due to the safety of the motoring public, first responders, and the subject on top of the structure, Wishkah Street was closed at the bridge. 

After three and a half hours, the subject climbed down from the top and jumped into the water where the GHCSO Marine Unit was able to reach him. 

Aberdeen Fire Department Paramedics checked on him and he was then taken into custody for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. 

The subject, a 38 year-old Aberdeen transient, was booked into the Aberdeen City Jail.

Following Too Closely Cause of Wednesday Collision In Central Park.

A Washington State Patrol report says that following too closely was the cause of the collision Tuesday afternoon on State Route 12 in Central Park.  

The collision occurred on June 9th, 2021 at 3:13 pm on State Route 12 (Olympic Highway) westbound at milepost 5 when a black 2010 Kia Forte driven by a 57-year-old Hoquiam woman slowed down for traffic ahead of her and was struck by a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by a 16-year-old Aberdeen teen with a 14-year-old passenger.  

The 57-year-old Hoquiam woman was transported to Community Hospital for her injuries, no injuries were reported for the Aberdeen teens. 

 

Occupant Of Fire Dies On Scene Of Satsop Fire, Unrelated To the Fire Itself

Grays Harbor Fire District 5 says in a press release this afternoon that one of the occupants of this morning's fire in Satsop died from a possible medical episode not related to the fire. 

Here is what Public Information Officer Brian Baldwin said in that press release; 

Grays Harbor Fire District 5 was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1:26 Am on Wednesday morning May 26th in the 0 – 100 block of Keys RD W Satsop.  The initial report said that the house was on fire with smoke and flames.

Deputies from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene and contacted the occupants of the structure. The occupants informed the Deputies that all occupants evacuated from the structure and that there was ammunition and oxygen tanks exploding inside the residence which is fully involved in flames.

 

30-year-old Aberdeen Man Arrested After 6 Hour Standoff Thursday Afternoon

Commander Green with the Aberdeen Police Department says that they have a 30-year-old Aberdeen man in custody following a 6-hour standoff that occurred on Thursday, July 8th.  

At approximately 12:03PM, Aberdeen Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a subject with a rifle inside a residence in the 900 block of Summit Street, Aberdeen.  Callers were reporting the subject was threatening to kill people in the residence. As officers responded, it was reported that the subject fired a round from the rifle inside the residence.

Head On Colliosion on State Route 105 Kills 2 Monday Evening.

An Aberdeen man crossing over the line for an unknown reason on State Route 105 Monday causing a head on collision killed both himself and the other driver of the car he struck. 

According to a Washington State Patrol report a 29-year-old Aberdeen man driving a white 2009 Nissan Altima was traveling northbound on State Route 105 near milepost 39/40 at 4:38 pm when he crossed the center line causing the head on collision striking a 2009 Honda Civic driven by a 45 year old Westport woman who was southbound on 105.

According to radio traffic from Grays Harbor Scanner Online Broadcast a nurse was one of the first on scene in civilian capacity checking for injuries and attempting to get the persons out of the vehicle both drivers were trapped in the vehicles and showed no signs of life.  

The roadway was blocked for 4 hours, and it is unknown if any drugs or alcohol were involved. 

Suspect Surrenders After 7 Hour Standoff On SR 105 Tuesday Night.

We have an updated press release from the Grays Harbor Sheriffs Office where they say a man known to Sheriff's Deputies with a known mental health issue refused to comply with officers after he tried to run another driver off the roadway then following her to her campsite at Twin Harbors State Park Grayland confronting her with knives. 

The Scary Situation occurred on July 6th, 2021 at 5:40pm when deputies of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a display that had just occurred on SR 105 near Twin Harbor State Park. The reporting party advised dispatch that a male suspect had been closely following her in her vehicle as she traveled on SR 105, and he tried to run her off the road several times. 

Driver Transported For Injuries After Suspended Driver At High Rate Rear Ends Him.

 
Until DOL can determine the difference between fail to pay or fail to appear, it is not clear what drivers will or will not have a suspended license.
 
The driver was cited for no valid driver’s license, following too close (resulting in a collision) and no insurance.

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman fallen overboard off Grays Harbor, WA

GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for a 47-year-old man who reportedly fell overboard while underway fishing for halibut 28 miles northwest of Grays Harbor.

Missing is Jason LaBrie of Oregon City, Oregon.

25-Year-Old Cosmopolis Man Deceased After Shooting Incident Friday Morning

In a social media statement, the Cosmopolis Police Department said Friday morning that In the early morning hours of Friday, June 25th, Cosmopolis Police Officers were dispatched to a residence on I Street, in Cosmopolis for a report of a shooting.

The responding officer, with assistance of the Aberdeen Police Department, secured the scene and found a 25-year-old Cosmopolis who man had been shot and was deceased.

A 49-year-old Cosmopolis woman was detained for questioning in the shooting.

Detectives of the Grays Harbor County Sheriffs and Officers of the Cosmopolis Police Department continue the investigation the incident.

No arrest is being made at this time.

Ocean Shores Fire Revives Dog Caught In Fire Thursday Afternoon

Ocean Shores Fire Chief Thuirer says that they were able to safe a home, and a dog caught in a fire on Thursday despite their staff being all out on medical transports out of the region due to all regional hospitals on divert Thursday.

The fire occurred on Thursday, June 3rd at around 7:00 pm. Ocean Shores Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire located in the 100 block of Seagate Street SW with a dispatch report of smoke showing and upper windows broken. 
 

Suspect In Arson Against riftwood Theater Arrested Saturday

On May 8th, 2021, at approximately 9:54 AM, Aberdeen police officers were dispatched to a report of a subject banging on the walls of the Driftwood Playhouse on East 3rd Street. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 63 year-old Aberdeen transient. The suspect was holding lighters and a slightly burned piece of cloth. Several Driftwood Playhouse volunteers were inside the building at the time of call. Officers could see smoke coming from one of the support beams.
The Aberdeen Fire Department was called to the scene twice, first for a porch fire that was quickly extinguished and then a secondary fire was located 10 feet away at another doorway. The fire crews returned to find a minor extension of fire into the flooring of a doorway at the rear of the building. Fire crews overhauled the floor and wall of the doorway to stop the spread of the fire.
The suspect was arrested for arson in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass 2nd degree. The suspect was transported to the city of Aberdeen Jail then transferred to the Grays Harbor County Jail.

14-year-old Swept Into Ocean Off Long Beach, Search Called Off Monday Night.

The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday evening for a 14-year-old boy reportedly swept offshore while swimming near Long Beach, Washington.

The teenager was reported to be missing by his friend who confirmed he was wearing a red swimmers cap, gray T-shirt and black swim shorts. 

Coast Guard rescues 2 hikers stranded on ledge in Olympic National Park

The Coast Guard rescued two hikers from the side of a cliff early Sunday near Hoh Head which is between Queets and Lapush north of Grays Harbor County in the Olympic National Park.

Rescued were Tessa Allen and Reed Farber, both in their 20s.

Olympic National Park Rangers contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders at about midnight Sunday requesting air rescue assistance for two people stranded about 60 feet high on a cliff’s ledge after climbing to retreat from rising tides.

2 Transported To Hospital After Head On Collision In Pacific County Wednesday

The Washington State Patrol says that failing to yield the right of way was the cause of a head on collision that occurred on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 4:47 pm in Pacific County at State Route 6 milepost 2 Galeys Grocery. 

A 35-year-old Raymond woman driving a Black 2008 Saturn Aurora was traveling on Sr 6 eastbound and failed to yield the right of way and turned left in front of a gold 2000 Ford Ranger driven by a 20-year-old Raymond man which in turn then collided with Saturn.  

Both drivers were injured in the collision and transported to Willipa Harbor Hospital. 

 

 

Meth, Heroin, Pills, and Cash Siezed on Search Warrant Thursday

Aberdeen Detective Sergeant Darrin King says that on May 27, 2021, the Grays Harbor Drug Task Force (GHDTF) acted on a lengthy investigation into heroin, meth, and pills being sold from a travel trailer in the 200 block of W. Curtis Street in South Aberdeen.

The GHDTF was assisted by the Aberdeen Police Department and the Hoquiam Police Department.

A 29-year-old male from Aberdeen was arrested for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA) Delivery/Trafficking. The male’s 30-year-old fiancée was arrested on an unrelated Department of Corrections felony warrant.

In the process of serving the search warrant meth, heroin, pills, and a large amount of cash was seized among other items commonly present during drug related investigations.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may follow.

Drug Tip Line:  360-249-3050