• Stolen vehicle recovered after thieves switch plates in front of Aberdeen officer

    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.

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  • Aberdeen Police Arrest Man From DOC Most Wanted List

    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.

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  • Aberdeen man refuses to get off hood of his stolen car, recovers car

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An Aberdeen homeowner stopped a would-be thief this week after refusing to get off the hood of his stolen car. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us at about 1 Tuesday morning they were called to the 1000 block of West Perry for a vehicle theft. Investigators learned that the homeowner had already recovered his car, and that the suspect had fled on foot. As a K-9 track was setup, the victim explained that they overheard someone enter their home and steal their keys. Thinking it was their son, the victim went to tell him he couldn’t borrow the car when he saw a stranger backing into his other vehicle and leaving. The man said he jumped on the hood of his car and rode it down Perry street where the suspect, later identified as a 27 year old transient, tried to shake him by stopping fast and backing up. When that failed the suspect fled on foot, and was later apprehended by APD
    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.
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  • Aberdeen Officer Joins WDFW Ranks

    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.

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