The standoff in South Aberdeen came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon. In the eighteenth hour negotiators were able to talk 54 year old Michael Watson out of the home with a Washington State Patrol robot. He was seen briefly by Aberdeen medics before being taken into custody. Aberdeen Officer Schmidt tells us “The State Patrol sent in their robot, it has a camera, with a microphone on it, they were able to talk him out. He is in custody, as far as I know nobody’s hurt, he’s not injured, he’s being checked by the aid unit and will be transported to the Aberdeen Police Department.
The man barricaded himself in a home on Harding street Tuesday evening. Officers first responded around 8 P.M. after reports that he was shooting a handgun in the area. An Aberdeen officer reported seeing him enter the home in the 2000 block of Harding Road with a weapon. A Washington State Patrol SWAT team took over the standoff around 10 Wednesday morning, with about the same result until sending in a robot around 2, he walked out just after 2:30 that afternoon.
The Aberdeen Police department is investigating the report of a man who apparently robbed his own brother at knifepoint, then rode off on a bike. Captain John Green tells us at about 12:40 Monday afternoon they responded to a call of a male chasing another male with a knife in the South alley of the 500 Block of W. Market St. The man with a knife was described as wearing a cowboy hat and riding away from the area on a bicycle.
Responding officers saw a male matching the description along with another male sitting on a curb. The first Aberdeen Officer radioed the suspect information and went to check on the male sitting on the curb to see if he required medical attention. Investigating officers were told that the two males were related. The victim, a 27 year old Aberdeen male stated he was riding his bike when his brother, a 25 year old Aberdeen male demanded the bike at knifepoint. The suspect allegedly took the bike and fled the area on it.
The victim did not report being injured during the incident. Green said the suspect is well known to local law enforcement, and the investigation is continuing.
Officers were told that the suspect had come inside the victims house, obtained the keys to the car, and had attempted to steal the car. They were also told that the homeowner had recovered the car from the suspect and that the suspect had fled the area on foot.
The responding officers had been given a description of the suspect. They began to set up a containment so a track could be attempted by the Aberdeen K-9 team of Officer Steve Timmons and Titus.
The victims were contacted by an Aberdeen Officer. They told him that he and his wife had just turned out the lights in the house. They were in the bedroom when they heard someone inside the house. Thinking it may be his son the victim walked out to the front room. He reported seeing a subject walking out the back of the house and toward the area their cars are parked.
The male victim heard one of their cars start. He asked his wife if she gave their son permission to use the car. When she told him no the male went out to the car to tell his son to stop using the car. When he went to his car he saw that it was not his son in the drivers seat, but a man he did not recognize.
The owner of the car yelled for the suspect to stop. The suspect backed the stolen car into the victims other car. It was reported to the investigating officers that the suspect then put the stolen car into drive and moved toward the victim male, striking him in his left leg causing an abrasion on his knee.
The victim male said he jumped on the hood of his car as the suspect started heading down Perry Street. The victim said the suspect accelerated rapidly down Perry Street and then stopped abruptly. The male was still on the hood of the car. It was reported that the suspect backed up and then went forward, stopping again in an apparent effort to throw the owner from the hood of his car.
The owner was on the hood of the car when the suspect jumped out of the car while leaving it in drive. The victim told the police that the suspect said something to him about the victim chasing the car himself.
The suspect fled on foot as the stolen vehicle rolled forward. The owner was able to get into the car and get it stopped.
Aberdeen Officers, with the assistance of Officers from Hoquiam PD and Cosmopolis PD, began a track with the Aberdeen K-9 team. K-9 Titus and Officer Steve Timmons tracked to a home in the 1000 Block of West Cushing Street.
A female came out of the home and contacted the Aberdeen Officers. She was cooperative with the investigating officers. Two male subjects walked out of the house. The male victim was brought to the location and he positively identified one of the males as the suspect who had tried to steal his car.
A 27 year old transient male was taken into custody for residential burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, vehicle assault, DWLS 3rd degree, making a false statement, and hit and run unattended. The suspect is well known to local law enforcement and is currently in custody in the City of Aberdeen jail.
The investigation is continuing.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – An Aberdeen officer watched from his unmarked car as two men attempted to mask their stolen car by stealing the license plates from a similar car in the Gateway Plaza parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
Police Captain John Green tells us one of their Sergeants was parked in an unmarked police SUV in the Staples parking lot around 2 P.M. Tuesday. While the officer was speaking on a cell phone he noticed a male subject standing by two very similar Honda Accords.
The Sergeant reported that the subject was scanning the parking, looking around, as he looked at the license plates of one of the Honda Accords. Another male wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt removed a license plate from one of the Hondas, and the two males began to drive away from the location in one of the Honda Accords.
The Aberdeen Police Sergeant stopped the vehicle, and discovered that the vehicle theywere in was reported stolen from Tumwater on 9/23/13.
The two suspects, a 34 year old Tacoma man and a 31 Shelton Man, were arrested for possession of stolen property and booked into the City of Aberdeen Jail.
A search warrant is being applied for by Aberdeen Detectives this morning for the recovered stolen vehicle.
The investigation is continuing.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is about to release some small frys back into the wild. The department introduced five new officers that graduated from the CJTC Basic Law Enforcement Academy on April 6th. Officer Chris Smith of Aberdeen joins Carly Peters of Bellingham, Will Smith of Ephrata, Taylor Kimball of White Salmon, and Casey Wilkinson of Everett attending specialized law enforcement training in Olympia. The new recruits will then join Field Training Officers at the end of the month.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – A suspicious vehicle stop in Aberdeen led to a warrant arrest from the Department of Corrections most wanted list.
Just before 2:30 Tuesday morning, a vehicle stopped at Seargent boulevard on Highway 12, then continued on – with no requirement to stop in that area, Aberdeen officer Rasmun observed the strange behavior and stopped the vehicle, requesting ID. The driver first gave a false name of Mathew, but later couldn’t spell that name, after being arrested by the officer for failure to provide Identification, and taken to Aberdeen Police Department he gave his real name, Jeremy John Talmich.
Officer Rasmun recognized that name from the DOC’s most wanted list and Talmich admitted he was the the man.
Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us "Officer’s out there doing his job at 2:27 in the morning. This guy’s 5 over and making this goofy stop, and gets arrested on these [warrants]. We take him off the most wanted list [from the] Department of Corrections, the original charges that they have for him was Assault in the Second Degree and a drug posession"
Talmich was transferred to the Grays Harbor County Jail on multiple charges.