Aberdeen Police Officers respond to display of handgun

Aberdeen Police responded to a reported display of a firearm near City Hall. Detective Sergeant Art Laur tells us at about 12:24 pm, there were advised of a display of a pistol in the area of Market and F St. Initial information was that an off-duty deputy from a neighboring agency had been driving his vehicle in that area when his vehicle was approached by a green colored suburban style vehicle. The occupants of the suburban began making hand gestures towards him and then displayed a firearm before driving away.

About 20 minutes later, the suburban was observed in the area of Market and I St. Officers from the Aberdeen Police Department were assisted by members of the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office in detaining the 4 occupants of the suburban.

As a result of the investigation, two Aberdeen residents (a 19 year-old male and 20 year-old male) were taken into custody and transported to the Aberdeen Police Department where they face charges of Unlawful Display of a Weapon and Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer. The vehicle they were driving was seized pending the execution of a search warrant. It is believed that this was a random act and the persons arrested were not aware of the victim’s employment.

Aberdeen man robbed while walking home

Aberdeen Police are looking for tips to an armed robbery that took place outside an F street apartment earlier this week. Police Captain John Green tells KBKW on 10/13/14 at about 10:29 A.M. Aberdeen Police Officers responded to the report of a robbery that occurred the night before in the area of the 200 Block of N. F Street.

The victim told the investigating officer that on 10/12/14 at about 9:00 P.M. he was walking to his apartment. His apartment has a front door that leads into the alley. The victim said he saw a group of men standing in the area. He described them as three Native Americans and one black male.

The victim said as he passed the group the black male struck him in the chest and then displayed a knife. The victim said the black male struck him in the forehead with the tip of the knife. The victim reported that the black male also struck him numerous times while the other suspects held his arms back.

The victim said that the suspects took his wallet and cell phone.

The victim was helped to his apartment by another tenant.

The victim refused medical assistance.

The suspects were described as:

1. Black male, approximately 30 years of age, taller than 5,5, medium build with a full beard. LSW a black hoodie, black pants, white shoes.

2. Three Native American males about 20 years of age.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department at 360-533-3180 or the tip line at 360-538-4450.

Aberdeen man stabbed in his home

Aberdeen police are investigating a stabbing Friday afternoon, Police Captain John Green tells us at about 4:25 P.M. they were called to the hospital on the report of a patient with a stab wound. A 52 year old Aberdeen man told investigators that he was at his home in the 1900 block of Aberdeen Ave drinking with some other subjects when he said he was stabbed for no reason by a subject who was at the house. The victim was taken into surgery.
A few minutes later Aberdeen Police Officers received another report from a person at the scene that a stabbing had occurred at a home in the 1900 block of Aberdeen Ave.
The investigating officers were told by subjects at the house that a group had been drinking together for some time. According to those at the scene, a male subject in the group began stabbing the victim for no apparent reason.
The suspect fled the residence. The victim drove himself to the hospital. It was confirmed that the victim in the first report was the same person who was reported stabbed in the second report.
The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: Sorry Chief…. Tips sought after child reports man asking her to get in a vehicle while walking to school

Aberdeen and Hoquiam Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a possible luring suspect who followed a girl with his truck across Myrtle street Wednesday.
Hoquiam Sgt. Jeff Salstrom tells us at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aberdeen Police officers were dispatched to contact a 13 year old girl who advised she was walking to school and had been contacted by a male subject in a vehicle who offered her a ride and then later was seen watching her.

The 13 year old said she was walking to catch her bus at about 7:15 a.m. in the alley near the Washington State Patrol office in Hoquiam. A white male subject in his 30’s, driving what was described as a light brown “smaller” Toyota pick-up with a silver colored rear bumper pulled up alongside of her. She said the male asked her if she wanted a ride and when she declined, became more insistent and asked “are you sure?” When she again said “no” the subject drove towards Simpson Avenue.

The girl missed her bus and was returning home. She then noticed the vehicle and the male subject parked in the lot of Grocery Outlet watching her. She continued home without further incident. Unfortunately it was nearly 11 hours before this incident was reported to police.

The male subject is described as being white, in his 30’s, with short brown hair, clean shaven, with crooked teeth.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Grays Harbor 911 center at (360) 533-8765.


CORRECTION: Sgt. Jeff Salstrom provided the press release, everyone in my head typed Myers (as in Police Chief Jeff Myers) instead of Salstrom this morning. Sorry for the demotion chief, we have resent corrected hard copies to everyone that got this in the “mail” earlier today. Also sorry to Sgt. Salstrom, although you might like to know the chief was harassed all day by people thinking he was demoted.

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

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.

Vandalism downtown Aberdeen lands transient in jail

ABERDEEN, Wash. – On 11/15/13 at about 0300 Aberdeen Police Officers discovered that an unknown subject(s) had knocked over four garbage cans and four concrete planters downtown.  One of the planters shattered when it was turned over. A planter in front of Amore was also broken. All the damage were to the items on the North side of Heron street in the 100 West and 100 East block.
At about 8:04 A.M. a male subject was observed knocking over a cement planter in the area of Heron and I street by a witness.  Aberdeen Officers located the suspect, a 46 year old Aberdeen transient, in the 100 Block of West Heron street.  The suspect was arrested for Malicious Mischief 3rd degree, and on an outstanding Aberdeen Municipal Court arrest warrant and booked into the City of Aberdeen Jail.
Damage was estimated at under $750 dollars.

UPDATE: Arrest made after theft of donation jar for 11 month old patient

The video of the incident was placed on a Facebook account by a citizen while the business was attempting to get the police department a copy of the video. The footage shows the man complete his transaction, then when the person behind the counter walks away he shoves the jar into his bag and walks out.
The jar features a photo of Madilynn Damaske, a little girl born premature with a hole in her heart and a rare tumor in her right eye. The jars were placed at area businesses to help the family offset travel costs to undergo chemo therapy at Children’s Hospital.

On 09/12/13 at about 6:27 P.M. Officer Timmons received a call from an employee at Mikes Meats. The officer was told that a customer had come into the store and told the employee that the suspect looked like a person they knew. A name was provided of the suspect but the citizen wished to remain anonymous. Officer Timmons worked on the tip and discovered that the suspect appeared similar to the suspect on the video.

Officer Timmons began to look for the suspect and found him at the Aberdeen Safeway store at about 6:50 P.M. Officer Timmons reported that the male subject appeared to be the same person in the video. Officer Timmons arrested a 42 year old Aberdeen male on three arrest warrants on unrelated misdemeanor charges.

Officer Timmons interviewed the suspect on the donation jar theft and the suspect confessed to Officer Timmons that he stole the donation jar. He said the jar had $22.00 dollars inside when he took it. The suspect was charged with an additional charge of theft third.

The Aberdeen Police Officers Guild donated $122.00 dollars to Madilynn’s cause. The donated one hundred along with an extra twenty two dollars to replace the money stolen by the suspect.

The suspect is currently at the City of Aberdeen Jail

If you would like to help Madilynn, a new jar is on the counter at Mike’s Meats. You can also donate to Madilynn’s fund at any Anchor Bank branch, or on their gofundme account.

Shooting Suspect Located, Weapon Still Missing

ABERDEEN, Wash. –  Police have their second suspect in custody this afternoon from a shooting that took place in downtown Aberdeen last night.

Aberdeen police officers believe the two shot in the incident were in town as contract workers for Cosmo Specialty Fibers, both were shot around 10:30 last night near Mac’s Tavern on Heron street. A 26 year old Vancouver man was treated and released from Community Hospital, the second man, a 31 year old from The Dalles was transferred to an out of town  hospital.

A 30 year old Aberdeen Transient is in custody, Captain John Green tells us 39 year old Michael Austin Kerby was located later today in Ocean Shores, and arrested without further incident. The handgun investigators believe was used in the shooting has not yet been discovered.

Burglary Interrupted in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a burglary suspect who was interrupted when the home he was in happened to be occupied. On 12/14/10 at about 1140 pm, Aberdeen police officers responded to a possible interrupted burglary that had just occurred in the 300 block of Park St.  The female resident told officers that she was in her bedroom when she heard the front door open.  She said she thought she had locked the door.  When she went to the front room she saw a male subject standing inside the house. She said she did not know the man and yelled at him.  The suspect pushed pass the female, knocking her to the ground, as he fled out the front door.

Responding officers were assisted by a deputy from the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office and a K-9 handler from the Hoquiam Police Department.  A male subject was located walking away from the area of the incident but was not identified.  That male was arrested on an unrelated Aberdeen Municipal Court arrest warrant.

The suspect was described as a white male, around 35 years old, 5-8 to 6-2, black hair and a black mustache with bushy eyebrows.  He was described as wearing a blue sweatshirt with a hood, dark blue sweat pants, possibly black or blue tennis shoes.  The victim said when she saw him in her house his hair and clothing was wet. 


Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police at 360-533-3180 or the tip line at 360-538-4450.