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Aberdeen Police warn of scam targeting Grays Harbor residents

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The Aberdeen Police Department has received two fraud complaints that are also occurring throughout the county, state and country. The first complaint involved a fraudulent letter from the IRS requesting confidential information including copies of the victims tax return and  social security number. It appears that this incident is part of the Seattle Archdioceses fraud where past employees and…

Suspect in custody after police chase locks down Aberdeen elementary school

ABERDEEN, Wash. – AJ West Elementary was locked down briefly this morning, after a car chase ended on foot in downtown Aberdeen. Washington State Patrol, and Aberdeen Police have arrested an adult male. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us it started when the car was stolen from a driveway in the 800 block of Essex Avenue around 8, it had been left unattended with the keys in the ignition. A State Patrol deputy spotted the vehicle shortly after, and pursued it to where it lost control near the Comcast building downtown. Green said the suspect fled on foot from there, K9 units tracked the man to a home on 1st street just after 9 this morning. Green said the man was arrested on an outstanding DOC warrant, and has a history with Aberdeen police regarding stolen vehicles. Detectives think they’ve also recovered a stolen radio from a local fire department, the investigation is ongoing.

Stolen city truck found after parking complaint filed with the city of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The City of Aberdeen found its stolen truck, it turned up after a homeowner called to complain that it had been parked in front of his house for the past 5 days. Aberdeen Police report minimal damage to the vehicle, but could not go into detail as to how it was stolen from the parking lot of a store in the 200 block of Market street Friday afternoon. The tan 2001 Chevy extended cab belongs to the water department and has city emblems on each door. It was parked in the 600 block of McKinley Avenue with only some tools missing when it was recovered Wednesday morning. The incident remains under investigation.
Detective Sergeant Art Laur tells us this is the time of year that his department sees a spike in auto thefts, and many are crimes of opportunity. “It’s getting colder, and with vehicles iced up in the morning, people generally go out and they start their vehicles and they leave them running.” Laur said besides being illegal to leave a vehicle running unattended, “it’s just not a good idea.”

School zone sting nets 11 in under 35 minutes in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Traffic emphasis patrols netted 11 stops in just 35 minutes in front of A.J. West Elementary on Wednesday. Police Captain John Green tells us between 8 and 8:35 A.M., the Aberdeen Police Department conducted a traffic emphasis on Bay Street, in front of the school.

The emphasis was a result of information the department received from citizens during the recent community meetings. The concern expressed to the department was for the safety of children who were walk to school. Community members specifically expressed a concern about motorists running through stop signs in the area around the school.

The 35 minute traffic emphasis this morning resulted in 11 traffic stops which resulted in the issuing of 3 traffic infractions and one traffic citation. One of the infractions was a parking violation for being too close to a crosswalk. Two infractions were for failing to stop at a stop sign. The citation was for driving while suspended. The other eight stops resulted in verbal warnings.

Stolen car leads Aberdeen Police on high speed chase through town

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Police in Aberdeen are looking for a suspect who fled the scene after crashing a stolen car yesterday morning. Police Captain John Green tells us they were called to an alley behind Broadway Manor for a suspicious car. As they tried to contact the driver of a white Mitsubishi Eclipse the car sped off, eventually hitting speeds of 80 mph on First street, and catching air as it crossed Park Street around 2 Thursday morning.
Green said the car was found abandoned on Division street, with visible damage from striking a fence and stop sign post. The driver’s door was open and the car was smoking from the engine compartment.

Witnesses in the area pointed in the direction the suspect fled on foot. A K-9 unit from the Grays Harbor Sheriffs Office assisted by conducted a track in an attempt to locate the suspect driver.

Dispatch contacted the registered owner of the car at which time it was reported stolen.

Craigslist rental scam comes to Grays Harbor

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A common craigslist scam has come to the Harbor, and the Aberdeen Police Department is warning potential renters to be cautious. Police Captain John Green tells us one local renter almost lost their identity and $900 to the scam.

The scam goes like this: someone takes a photo of a rental home, posts it on craigslist and begins an email conversation with potential renters. Applicants are told the property owner is out of the country and asked to email their personal information to the scammers.

Green said a local property manager notified them of the scam after seeing his own home up for rent, at a lower price. The information given to the Aberdeen Police Department involves the advertising to rent a local home by an unknown person who does not own the property or have the authority to rent it to another person.

The complaint received outlined that a legitimate Aberdeen rental home was advertised for rent. An unknown suspect placed a photo and address of the same home on Craigslist listing it for rent at a price cheaper than the legitimate owner had.

The fraudulent listing gave an email address as the only way to make contact. When the suspect was contacted by email they advised that they were out of the country on a “mission” in West Africa. The suspect emailed a rental contract for the interested person to fill out and return. 

MISSING PERSON: Lewis “Lee” Harris

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Aberdeen Police are asking for the publics help in locating Lewis L. Harris, who goes by Lee. Police Captain John Green tells us he’s been missing since September 30th and they believe he may be endangered.

Lee is described as 6’1″ 220 pounds, with brown gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen around Lovett street in Aberdeen, although he rides the transit to his job in Elma. 

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If you’ve seen him or know anything, call their tip-line at 360-533-3180 or call 911.

Aberdeen man ejected from three-wheeler after attempting to share headlight

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A man trying to use another motorcycle’s headlight to ride an off-road three wheeler was injured Monday when the two collided in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us Just after 9 Monday night, Aberdeen Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of an injury collision in the 1700 block of Chilton Road.  Initial reports indicated that this collision involved a “3-Wheeler” and a male subject was laying in the roadway unconscious.
Subsequent investigation revealed that 2 motorcycles ( an off road 3-wheeler and a street legal motorcycle) had been travelling E/B on Chilton Road at the time of the collision.  The 3 wheeled vehicle (ridden by a 24 year old Aberdeen resident) did not have an operating headlight and was riding next to the motorcycle (also ridden by a 24 year old Aberdeen resident), using it’s headlight for illumination. 

Man Flees from Aberdeen Police Monday

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A man with a history with Aberdeen Police fled from a traffic stop yesterday afternoon. Officer Darren King tells KBKW, the man fled a vehicle near the alley behind the B-street 7-11 around 3:30 Monday. A K9 track was attempted on the Northeast side of Aberdeen, but was unable to locate him. King said the man had outstanding warrants.