Arrest made after Aberdeen homeowner interrupts burglary, chases suspect, reports plate

Aberdeen Police arrested a 23 year old Aberdeen man last week for residential burglary, after a homeowner in the 100 block of East 10th street interrupted a burglary Thursday evening, chased the suspect to a getaway car, then reported the license plate.

Police Captain John Green tells us at about 5:27 P.M. Thursday, they responded to a home in the 100 block of East 10th on the report that the resident had come home and interrupted a male subject who was allegedly burglarizing the home.
It was reported that the suspect fled on foot and was chased by the home owners. The suspect then got into a white Honda car and fled the area. The home owners obtained the license plate of the fleeing car.
Officers located the car parked and unattended about 3/4 of a mile away from the victims home. The Aberdeen Police K-9 team of Steve Timmons and Titus was brought in and they conducted a track from the area of the suspects vehicle. The vehicle was impounded by the investigating officers.
At about 7:27 P.M. a suspect was located in the area of West 9th street by Aberdeen Officers. He is a 23 year old Aberdeen male. He was arrested for Residential Burglary and two unrelated Aberdeen Municipal Court arrest warrants for Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree.
The case has been assigned to an Aberdeen Detective and the investigation is continuing.

Aberdeen woman arrested after man found dead in home

Aberdeen police arrested a 45 year old woman after she called 911 and responding officers found a 63 year old man’s body in the home. Detective Art Laur tells us on April 26th, at about 4:48am, officers were summoned to a residence in the 1400 Block of Cherry St in Aberdeen.  When they arrived they discovered a deceased male inside the home.  The female caller and only other occupant of the residence was located inside.

Aberdeen Police Investigators were soon called to the home by the responding officers.  A search warrant for the residence was subsequently obtained and later executed.

The female who had been found inside the home was arrested at the scene and transported to the City of Aberdeen Jail where she has been held on a charge of Second Degree Homicide.  This female is a 45 year old Aberdeen resident.  The victim is a 63 year old Aberdeen resident.

An autopsy on the deceased will be conducted in the near future.  The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family by the Grays Harbor County Coroner’s Office.

Aberdeen Police seek man who assaulted another with food tray

Aberdeen Police are seeking a man that apparently assaulted another man with a wooden food tray Friday afternoon. Police Captain John Green tells us at about 2:34 P.M. Aberdeen Officers responded to the 100 block of South Michigan Street on the report of an assault of a 57 year old male who lived at the residence. The responding officers were advised that the victim had stopped breathing and dispatch was conducting phone CPR with a person at the residence. The victim responded to the CPR and began breathing on his own.

Investigating officers discovered that the victim was assaulted by a male subject who allegedly hit him repeatedly on the head with a wood food tray. The Aberdeen Fire Department responded. They treated and then transported the victim to GH Community Hospital.

The suspect was identified and is being sought by police.

Aberdeen Police warn of scam targeting Grays Harbor residents

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 respond to possible shooting, uncooperative victim, and mystery wound

Aberdeen police were called to the South side 76 gas station last night to the reports of a possible shooting. Multiple police cruisers, and aid cars were on scene until after 8 last night.

Police Captain John Green said responding officers contacted a 28 year old Aberdeen man who had a wound to the center of his chest. The man was treated at the scene by AFD but did not require transport to the hospital. The victim was not cooperating with the officers at the scene, Green said the man told officers he was at the side of the Sunshine Deli when he was approached by a man he knew. The victim said he was shot in the chest at that time. The suspect fled on foot.

It does not appear that the victim was shot with a conventional firearm at this time. It is unknown what exactly caused the mans injury other than it was some type of projectile.

The investigations is continuing.

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

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.

Multiple arrests at alleged drug house in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Police arrested five at a busy home on West First street last night. Corporal Darrin King tells us neighbors living next to a gas station are getting fed up with traffic in and out of this home. “There’s just traffic coming in and out of there all night long and the neighbors are fed up about it and they’re calling. So we’re just trying to help them get their neighborhood back.”
One of their neighbors told the city council last week “I would like to know how I could help, you could help, and the police could help us get rid of the drug dealers that are in the house. We’ve had the people across the street there’s a lot of activity all the time – all but daytime they sleep. They break into the house next to me, they leave their needles all over. I think if we all could help each other we could make this a better thing for everybody and make the community safer.”
Corporal King said another person was arrested Friday night, all on various charges, adding that the home has been on ‘their list’ for some time.

Man ditches car in Aberdeen after hit-and-run in Hoquiam, arrested in foot

A Hit and Run driver was reported early this morning at speeds of over 70 miles per hour between Hoquiam and Aberdeen. He was picked up after attempting to ditch his car near the Aberdeen Animal Shelter.

Hoquiam Sgt. Mitchel tells us it started just after 1 this morning, when a silver car struck a parked car in the 2700 block of Cherry street. A witness followed the car and reported it, until they were outrun on Simpson.

Mitchel said Hoquiam and Aberdeen police found him walking on State street a short time later. The 32 year old Aberdeen man was arrested for DUI and Hit and Run, his vehicle was severely damaged.

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.