Hoquiam Police Investigate Westport Shipyard Theft
Also taken from some of the other containers were a brass relief valve, some stainless steel deck plates (2 inscribed with the word “oil” and 4 with “diesel”). There were also a number of brass couplers and 6 items that are classified as brass nipples. All these items are used in the building of boats.
The suspect(s) apparently cut a larger hole in another section of the fence and used a wheel barrel, which they found on the property, to wheel the stolen items to a grassy area behind the facility on Ingram Street. It is apparent that it would have taken a vehicle to remove the stolen items from the area.
At the time of this release a dollar amount of the items that were stolen is not available. The shipyard employees are conducting an inventory in an attempt to determine if any other items are missing.
If anyone has any information regarding the burglary or the stolen property they are asked to call Hoquiam police investigators at 532-0892 Ext. 102 or the communications center at 533-8765.