Aberdeen police investigated a shooting this morning that sent one to the hospital, Police Captain John Green tells us at about 3 this morning they responded to reports of 4 to 5 people fighting at the Travel Lure Hotel on Wishkah Street. Arriving officers found evidence of a weapon being fired at the scene.
Green said a 37 year old Taholah male was located in a room and appeared to have gun shot wounds. The Aberdeen Fire Department treated and then transported the victim to the GH Community Hospital.
A Cosmopolis Officer that responded found a 17 year old Aberdeen man with a a concealed semi-automatic handgun, he was arrested on a bench warrant and taken to the Aberdeen Police Department. The handgun was seized.
Officers described three other men of interest as about 17 to 21 years of age, possibly Hispanic or Native American, described as wearing all black jackets, shorts, and baseball style hats.
They apparently fled right after the victim was shot, in a 1996 to 1999 Honda Accord with dark tinted windows and alloy wheels.
Aberdeen Detectives were called out and are continuing to process the scene, Wishkah Street in front of the Travel Lure was closed until about 7:00 A.M.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 533-3180 or the tip line at 538-4450.
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 volunteers of organizations within the Seattle Archdiocese are apparent victims of a tax refund scheme.
The second report involved the GH PUD fraud where a person calls and states they are from the PUD. The suspect tells the victim that their current bill is overdue and they must make a payment now or risk having the service disconnected immediately.
The suspect told the victim that they could not pay with cash or a credit card as that would take 24 hours to process. The victim was told to purchase Greendot Moneypaks. The victim was told to provide the numbers on the card by the suspect.
The Aberdeen Police Department advises to never provide anyone with unsolicited requests for confidential information. If a person is ever in doubt they may call their local police department or check for current fraud and identity schemes at the Federal Trade Commission website which is, http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts
Aberdeen police searched the West side this morning for a man who was seen running from Thai Smiles in the 100 block of N. Park Street.
Police Captain John Green tells us juest before 6 this morning, they responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress. A Responding officers saw a male fleeing the area on foot. He was described as a Hispanic male, about six foot, thin build, wearing a black leather jacket, grey hoodie, blue jeans and white athletic shoes.
Green said he fled Northbound from the scene. A witness reported seeing the suspect jump into a red Geo Metro car and then flee Northbound on Washington Street.
Officers also located a U-Haul truck that had a damaged ignition and dashboard.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 533-3180 or the Tip line at, 538-4450.
Aberdeen Police are looking for tips on a possible attempted kidnapping yesterday in the 500 block of W. Huntley Street. Police Captain John Green tells us just before 4 P.M.Wednesday they were called to the 500 block of W. Huntley on the report of a 10 year old girl reporting that an unknown male attempted to remove her from the area.
Investigating officers were told that the victim and her brother stepped off the school bus near their home. The victim reported going to the mail box. At that time she said an unknown man grabbed her and told her to go with him. The victim said she yelled and hit the man. It was reported that the suspect fled the area on foot.
The suspect was described as a white male, 5-5 to 5-7, long oily blond hair, slim build. He was described as wearing a black coat and blue jeans with rips in them, and sandals with blue socks.
A K-9 was brought into the area to conduct and track. The area was canvassed and the school bus driver was interviewed. The suspect was not located.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 533-3180 or the Tip Line at 538-4450.
The Aberdeen Police Officers Guild in cooperation with members of the Aberdeen Police Department will be sponsoring a benefit silent auction and spaghetti dinner on April 5th, 2014 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Aberdeen High School commons (located at 410 North G St in Aberdeen). Proceeds from this event will go to Bret Ellis to assist him in covering expenses related to his on-going cancer treatment.
Corporal Bret Ellis is a 19-year veteran of the Aberdeen Police Department, Navy Veteran and graduate of Aberdeen High School. Bret is married to Becky Ellis (a former Aberdeen Police Officer) and they have 2 children ages 11 and 9. Bret is the son of retired Aberdeen Police Chief William G. Ellis.
A year ago during a surgical procedure cancer was discovered and Bret endured 6 months of chemotherapy.
During a second major surgery earlier this month, physicians found that the cancer had returned and Bret will now begin a second round of chemotherapy in 3 weeks.
Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen Police Department or from any member of the Aberdeen Police Officers Guild. The cost is $10 for an adult and $5 for children under 12. Donations can be made at any Twin Star Credit Union branch in the name of “Aberdeen Police Guild” or be mailed to:
Aberdeen Police Officers Guild
PO Box 2124
Aberdeen, WA. 98520
Please note there will be no phone solicitation regarding this event.
UPDATE: Police say they now believe a man found on Simpson Avenue with a gunshot wound last weekend was involved in an Elma shooting, and was not shot in Aberdeen. The 29 year old told police last weekend that he was walking on Simpson Avenue when he heard a pop sound and found that he was shot. Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputies are currently investigating a shooting incident in Elma earlier that day.
Police are investigating after a man was apparently shot while walking on Simpson avenue Saturday morning. Det. Weiss tells us they were called just before 6 Saturday morning. A 29 year old Aberdeen man said that while he was walking in the 2000 block of Simpson, near the 7-11, he heard a “pop” sound and realized that he had been shot. The man did not report seeing anyone in the area, he was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Weiss at the Aberdeen Police Department (360) 533-3180 or the Tip-Line at (360) 538-4450.
The Aberdeen Police department is searching for a hit and run suspect after a man was struck while skateboarding on Wishkah street Friday afternoon. Captain John Green tells us at about 6:20 P.M. they were called to the 900 Block of West Wishkah Street on the report of a vehicle vs. skateboarder collision. The responding officer found a 17 year old male on the ground who was conscious and alert. Aberdeen Fire Department crews were called to the scene as the man complained of leg pain due to being struck by a car.
Investigating officers were told that the victim was riding a skateboard down the street when a car driving on the road struck the victim, knocking him to the ground. According to witnesses the victim may have been in the road when struck.
Officers were told that the driver of the striking vehicle returned to the scene and allegedly made a statement about not seeing the victim. The officers were told that that the man then fled the location before they arrived. The vehicle was described as a silver or gray Ford Mustang, boxy back end, with a headlight out.
The suspect was described as a male subject with a scruffy beard, wearing a baseball style hat at the time. Green said the victim was treated at Grays Harbor Community Hospital for abrasions and contusions.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 360-533-3180.