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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.

Suspect in custody after police chase locks down Aberdeen elementary school

In the last week and a half the Aberdeen Police Department has responded to seven reports of cars being stolen while warming up and left unattended.  Many were recovered a short time later.
The most recent case led to a short pursuit by the Washington State Patrol, the suspect fleeing on foot, a neighborhood flooded with police officers from Aberdeen and Hoquiam, and a elementary school going into lockdown.
All of these serious crimes could of been avoided if the drivers of the cars would of stayed with the vehicles while they warmed up.
The Aberdeen Police Department is very concerned with this recent trend and the risk to the safety of all citizens and the significant loss in property it represents. 
We ask everyone to not leave their car running unattended.  Ignoring this request not only creates a significant risk of a totally preventable crime from occurring, but it is illegal to do. – APD Captain John Green

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

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.

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

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

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. 

Lewis "Lee" Harris

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

Grewen said at some point, the vehicles made contact with each other and the rider of the 3-wheeler was ejected.  This rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision but at some point during the collision it fell off.  This rider struck his head on the curbing and was found unconscious bleeding profusely from the head.

He was transported to the Grays Harbor Community Hospital for treatment.  His current status is unknown.   The second rider received only minor scrapes to his leg and arm which did not require treatment.
The rider of the 3-wheeled motorcycle was issued an infraction for operating an off-road vehicle on a public roadway.

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.