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Tips sought in Aberdeen shooting that sends one to hospital, one to jail

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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.

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 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

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 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 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 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.

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 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: 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 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.

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 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.

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

The Aberdeen Police Department is asking the motoring public to drive safely at all times. Special care should be demonstrated around all the area schools. 

With Halloween night just around the corner this is a good time for the Aberdeen Police Department to remind the public to drive safely in our neighborhoods as many people will be out trick or treating. 

It is expected that additional traffic enforcement emphasis details will be occurring in the future. A second traffic emphasis is planned for the area of A.J. West tomorrow on 10/31/13.

Craigslist rental scam comes to Grays Harbor

When the interested person asked to be shown the house they were told in an email that the “owner” had gone to West Africa with the keys to the house. The suspect wrote in the email, ” If you are interested in my property kindly drive by and get the application form filled and send it back to me via email so that we can start a lease.” 

It is believed that identity theft and an attempt to obtain $900 dollars in currency from an unsuspecting person was the intent of the fraudulent Craigslist rental home listing.

The Aberdeen Police Department has issued this information to warn and inform our citizens of this reported scam. Consumer scam protection information may be found on Craigslist and at the Federal Trade Commission website, http://ftc.gov

Below is an example of one letter that has been used for years in this scam.

Good hearing from you am Dr Eric Neville,the Leaders of (WHO) world health organisation appointed by the World Health Assembly on 9 November 2006..

We own the House and also want you to know that it was due to our transfer that makes me and my family to leave the property and was post on craigslist.com to give it out for rent. We are looking for a reputable person that can take very good care of it, as we are not after the money for the rent but want it to be clean at the time and the person that will rent it to take it as if it were its own.

We are a Multi-Million Organisation authorized by the UNICEF AND UNITED NATION HEALTH GROUPS. Our work is to travel around the world, we supply food, drugs, and shelter to the poor,our organisation is known worldwide due to our good work and faith. we want to know if you also have love for the sick and poor around the world.We are in conjuction with Susan Collins the Senator of United state of America.

So right now we are in West Africa. with the keys and the document of the House. We try to look for an agent that we can give the keys and documents before we left but could not see any trusted and responsible agent and the only person that we trust was dead last year on plane crash,so we have nobody that can give the keys and documents before we left and we are as well don’t want our house to be used anyhow in our absent that is why we took it along with us. You can drive by to view it from outside at 11761 Via Vera Cruz Ct Las Vegas, NV 89138.

So get back to us on how you could take care of our house or perhaps experience you have in renting home.please let us know If you are staying for a long period of time, We are okay with one month deposit payment of ($1,250) including the security deposit,looking forward to hear from you.Our rental form has been attached to you that you will have to fill to qualify for this rent.

Looking forward to hear from you with all the application details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.

Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how the keys and documents would be ship to you via Fedex company.

Thanks Remain Bless