Hoquiam Suspect Allegedly Victimized

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Officers attempting to serve an arrest warrant early this week met a man allegedly trying to make a victim out of their intended suspect.
Hoquiam officer Aaron Hergert said when he entered a home in the 200 block of Garfield street around 1:30 Monday morning he found another man who said he was “collecting collateral.”
Hergert said he found various items later determined to be from the home on the suspects person, and a large cache of items piled in the kitchen. In later interviews, the suspect admitted to collecting the items as collaterall for an iphone that had been loaned to the man in question, who at this point remains at large, but may want to fill out some paperwork at the Hoquiam Police Station.