Warrant Arrest for Kidnapping Suspect
Subsequently Hoquiam and Aberdeen police were notified Rath was hold up in the trailer and not responding to the order of deputies to come out. Officers from all three agencies secured the immediate area around the trailer park and had some residents leave their trailers and the area around the trailer park.
After about 1.5 hours Grays Harbor K-9 Officer Crawford, his dog Gizmo and members of the Grays Harbor and Aberdeen SWAT teams went to the door of the trailer. Crawford called out a warning that the K-9 would be sent into the trailer if the man did not come out. Once again there was no response from Rath. Gizmo entered the trailer followed by his handler Deputy Crawford and the SAWT officers. Rath was located hiding in a storage area under the bed. When officers could see him and ordered him to come out he still did not respond. Rath was bitten by the K-9 during the process of the officers arresting him.
Rath was treated at the scene by paramedics of the Hoquiam Fire Department and transported to Community Hospital. After his release from the hospital he will be booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on the Kidnapping warrant.
At the time of this release I do not have the information on the nature of the injuries sustained by Rath.
This is also another great example of the cooperation and professionalism displayed by the deputies of Grays Harbor County and the Hoquiam and Aberdeen officers.