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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…

Search for burglar in Aberdeen turns up vandalized U-Haul, no suspect

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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…

Aberdeen Police seek info on attempted child abduction

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…

Aberdeen Police Officers Guild to host benefit for Corporal Brett Ellis battle with cancer

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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…

UPDATE: Aberdeen man found shot could be involved in Elma investigation

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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…

Police seek hit and run suspect after skateboarder struck in Aberdeen

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…

Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s department warning of stolen mail, credit cards

MONTESANO, Wash. – Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating stolen mail and fradulent credit card charges after a North county resident reported seeing several mailboxes left open on her road this week. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us on Tuesday they received a complaint that mail had been stolen from the mail box in the 400 block of Ocean Beach Road (Hoquiam). The resident advised that she noticed her and her neighbors mailbox had been left open the day prior. The resident later checked her credit card account and discovered that someone had fraudulently charged over $1000.00 within the past 24 hours on her account. The majority of the fraudulent charges occurred at businesses in Aberdeen.

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of the mail and the Aberdeen Police Department will be handling the fraudulent credit card charges within their city.

Shumate adds “This would be a good reminder to all residents, particularly those who live in remote areas of the county, to be aware of this type of activity. This time of year we see an increase of mail thefts where suspects hope to find Christmas money, gift cards, or items of value.

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.

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.