HOQUIAM, Wash. - Officers spent several hours over the weekend going through a home in the 2700 Block of Cherry street, after officers serving an arrest warrant found a stolen motorcycle, suspected heroin, and paraphernalia. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us the 24 year old man with outstanding warrants was also located in the home Saturday morning, as well as his 26 year old girlfriend with a felony warrant from the Department of Corrections.
Myers said the City Jail was open for the second weekend jail/ warrant sweep of the year and officers were actively attempting to locate and arrest defendants with outstanding warrants from the Hoquiam Municipal Court.
When officers arrived at the residence and knocked, they heard subjects inside running toward the back interior of the residence. After multiple attempts, the occupants continued to ignore the officers, even after being warned officers would force entry if necessary.
Officers forced the front door open and took the 24-year old resident into custody without incident. The man’s 26-year old girlfriend was arrested when it was discovered she had a felony warrant from the state Department of Corrections.
While inside the residence, officers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. They also noticed a motorcycle which returned as stolen from the Tacoma area.
Officers secured a search warrant and spent several hours at the scene securing evidence, including suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia and the stolen motorcycle. In addition to the outstanding warrants for charges already pending, the residents will also be submitted to the county prosecutor for felony drug charges.