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Aberdeen Police searching for shooting suspect – Daniel Galeana-Ramirez

Daniel Galeana-Ramirez
LKA: 700 Block of W. 3rd. Street, Aberdeen, WA
20 Years of age
504, 145 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair.
Slender build
Tattoo on left arm
Daniel Galeana-Ramirez LKA: 700 Block of W. 3rd. Street, Aberdeen, WA 20 Years of age 504, 145 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair. Slender build Tattoo on left arm

Daniel Galeana-Ramirez
LKA: 700 Block of W. 3rd. Street, Aberdeen, WA
20 Years of age
504, 145 lbs, Brown eyes, Black hair.
Slender build
Tattoo on left arm

Aberdeen police have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect in last week’s shooting, 20 year old Daniel Galeana-Ramirez is described as 5’4″ 145 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and a slender build, he also has a tattoo on his left arm.
Police Captain John Green tells they believe he shot another man Friday night after a confrontation in the 800 block of East 2nd street.
A 19 year old man was treated at Community Hospital for a gun shot wound to his leg, Galeana-Ramirez was living in the 700 block of West 3rd street, if seen, you are asked to call Aberdeen Police at 533-3180, or 911.

Meeting on Flood Insurance Rate Maps this Thursday in Aberdeen

FEMA

New flood Insurance Rate Maps have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, they are holding a meeting in Aberdeen Thursday to go over changes to the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps that may affect your insurance rates.

The meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 6,.from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rotary Log Pavilion, 1401 Sargent Blvd. in Aberdeen.

If you can’t make that meeting, or you have more questions than time, visit www.durney.com to get in touch with a local insurance provider able to sit with you.

Aberdeen man sells nearly 5k in stolen metal for $139.60, shipping label included

Stolen Metal

Hoquiam investigators are working to identify a second person responsible for nearly $5,000 in metal cuttings heads and brackets that were scrapped for 139.60 recently. Chief Jeff Myers tells us a scrap processing company in Hoquiam notified Officer Hergert after a suspicious purchase last week. The cutting heads were still in bubble wrap, and a box of brackets still had a shipping label addressed to Vaughn Pump in Montesano.

Antonio B. Sarabia, age 22 of Aberdeen, was arrested and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Trafficking in Stolen Property 1st Degree after he sold $4,500 in machine cutting-heads stolen from Vaughn Pump for $139.60 in scrap.

Myers said on January 30, 2014 at about 10 A.M. employees at a scrap processing company in Hoquiam notified Officer Hergert of a suspicious purchase which had come in just prior to closing the day before.

Stolen MetalOfficer Hergert examined a brass propeller, a box of orange shelf brackets and another box of machined solid metal pipe boring cutting heads. The cutting heads appeared to be new as they were still in a box in bubble wrap. The box of shelf brackets still had a shipping label attached for Vaughn Pump in Montesano.

The propeller, shelf brackets and cutter heads had been sold by Antonio Sarabia for a total of $139.60 in scrap.

Officer Hergert contacted Vaughn Pump which verified the shelf brackets and cutting heads were from the company. They reported a series of ongoing thefts where these sort of industrial items had come up missing. No one knew Sarabia nor had he been given permission to possess or sell the equipment.

The 140 shelf brackets had a total value of around $280 while the 19 cutter heads were valued at $4,500. Ownership of the propeller was not determined.

Sarabia admitted he knew the items were stolen. He indicated he was tasked to sell the stolen items and split the proceeds with another person. Sarabia denied he had stolen the items himself.

Sarabia was booked for Trafficking in Stolen Property in the First Degree which is a Class B felony. The investigation is ongoing to identify the other person involved.

Aberdeen police seek shooting suspect

Aberdeen, WA Police

Aberdeen police are searching for a shooting suspect after finding his victim at the local hospital. Police Captain John Green tells us just before 9 P.M. Friday, they were called to the area of 2nd. and C St. on a report of shots being fired. Officers were told that residents in the area heard gun shots. They then saw numerous subjects flee the area on foot and in cars. Evidence of a gun being fired was located in the area.

On 1/31/14 at about 9:35 P.M. Aberdeen Officers received information that a 19 year old male had arrived at Grays Harbor Community Hospital with a apparent gun shot wound to his leg.

Aberdeen Officers were told by the victim that he was walking in the 800 block of E. 2nd with two other persons. He said that the suspect came out of a house and words were exchanged. The victim told the Investigating Police Officers that the suspect displayed a firearm and that he was then shot in the leg.

The suspect and victim fled the location with the victim eventually arriving at the hospital.

The suspect was identified but has not been located at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Aberdeen school bus involved in traffic accident

South Aberdeen accident

South Aberdeen accidentSome Aberdeen grade school students took a little longer getting home today, after a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Boone and Cushing street left bus 103 t-boned by a full size Chevy SUV on the South side of Aberdeen just before 4 Friday afternoon.
Washington State Patrol and Aberdeen police were on scene shortly after the incident, and said they had several witnesses giving statements.
Parents with photo ID were picking their children up at the scene of the accident, while administrators were working to get the remainder of the kids home on alternate buses.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident and while there did not appear to be any injuries from the scene, a full report will be released after the investigation.

Cobain tribute spawns “Jada Project” to feed Aberdeen students

As Aberdeen and Hoquiam cities both prepare to celebrate their Nirvana heritage, the compassion of a 9 year old helped to bring a shunned tribute back into the light. Sculptor Randi Hubbard tells us after 19 years in her muffler shop, a statue of Kurt Cobain will soon be loaned to the Aberdeen Museum of History “Well my granddaughter was sitting there and she says ‘grandma we can sell t-shirts because I have a project in mind’.”
Jada helped Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson talk Hubbard into loaning the 600-pound statue to the museum as part of their Kurt Cobain display. Hubbard said they also they plan to sell t-shirts and photos, with the proceeds to be split between the museum, and the Jada Project. Jada tells KBKW “I thought of this idea because I’ve seen kids like on the TV that have been starving and kids that don’t get to eat need to get sack lunches on Saturday and Sunday.” The Jada Project will work with Aberdeen schools to send sack lunches home with kids that might not eat lunch on the weekends otherwise.
Articles about the "Martyr in a muffler shop" have spanned the the country from the Chehalis Chronicle to MTV.

Articles about the “Martyr in a muffler shop” have spanned the the country from the Chehalis Chronicle to MTV.

Hubbard said it was compassion that inspired her to sculpt the statue with Aberdeen art students shortly after Cobain’s suicide in 1994 “The original idea was to bring the mental illness issue to light, recognize people with the illness that Kurt had, who self medicate, that was my first dream.” The muffled tribute was among many failed attempts to honor the Aberdeen native’s legacy, without honoring his choices. But the times they are changing, and 20 years later Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson plans to proclaim February 20th (Kurt’s birthday) as Kurt Cobain Day, while the city of Hoquiam has declared April 10th as Nirvana Day to celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Still making news, Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana took away the Grammy for the Best Rock Song at the 56th annual awards ceremony over the weekend for Dave Grohl’s song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’.

Death at Bishop Athletic Complex in Aberdeen ruled suicide

APD Investigates Body

The Aberdeen Police Department, working with the Grays Harbor Coroners Office, has completed the investigation into the death of Steven Hyde. Police Captain John Green tells us the manner of death was ruled as suicide, he told KBKW from the scene on Tuesday “Aberdeen police received a call this afternoon, pedestrians at the Bishop Complex saw a man down next to the concession stand, police discovered a male subject deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

APD Investigates Body

Hyde graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1981, and was a coach with the Grays Harbor College Softball program since early 2000. According to the college, he played a big role in getting them to the NWAACC Championship tournament in 2007.

Muffled Kurt Cobain tribute headed to Aberdeen Museum of History

Articles about the "Martyr in a muffler shop" have spanned the the country from the Chehalis Chronicle to MTV.
As he prepares the city of Aberdeen to celebrate “Kurt Cobain Day” on the Nirvana front man’s birthday, Mayor Bill Simpson tells us he also has a birthday present lined up “On the 20th, we have been working with Randi Hubbard who owns the statue of Kurt Cobain that’s in the muffler shop, and we have come to an agreement to put it in the museum where it can be seen.”
Articles about the "Martyr in a muffler shop" have spanned the the country from the Chehalis Chronicle to MTV.

Articles about the “Martyr in a muffler shop” have spanned the the country from the Chehalis Chronicle to MTV.

Sculpted by Randi Hubbard and Aberdeen art students shortly after Cobain’s suicide in 1994, the 600-pound concrete statue has been well-described as larger than life. The Aberdeen city council at the time argued over where the statue might be appropriate, eventually banishing it to Hubbard’s other business; Hubbs Muffler Shop off of Sumner Avenue. The muffled tribute was the first of many failed attempts to honor the Aberdeen native in his own hometown.

Simpson said the statue has a new home at the Aberdeen Museum of History, just one block from where Cobain attended Weatherwax High School, at 111 E 3rd Street.

The city of Hoquiam last month declared April 10th as Nirvana Day to celebrate the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Aberdeen could proclaim February 20th Kurt Cobain Day, Mayor still eyeing entire week

The City of Aberdeen could soon celebrate “Kurt Cobain Day” on  February 20th, the birthday of the Nirvana frontman. Mayor Bill Simpson said earlier this month that he planned to bring a proclamation forward to celebrate not only Cobain’s birthday, but an entire week.
The proclamation presented at Wednesday’s meeting says in part “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.

Simpson said that the proclamation will be presented for adoption at their February 12th meeting, adding that he still hasn’t heard from the Kurt Cobain Memorial Foundation “hopefully they’ll come forward for this resolution on the 20th and accept it from me. Something’s going to happen big for Kurt Cobain down here. We’ve put up signs and done a lot of the things that we could do with city money.” The mayor said he’s looking for private investors to help the city memorialize the Aberdeen native.
Cobain was born in 1967, gained fame as the lead singer for the grunge rock group Nirvana and died by suicide in 1994 in Seattle.

Body found at the Bishop Athletic Complex in Aberdeen

APD Investigates Body
Aberdeen Police are investigating a death on the Westport highway. Police Captain John Green said at the Bishop Athletic Complex Tuesday “Aberdeen police received a call this afternoon, pedestrians at the Bishop Complex saw a man down next to the concession stand, police discovered a male subject deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
The sports complex on the Westport highway was closed at the time, a single pickup truck was found parked at the locked gate. Police have identified the body, and are working with the Grays Harbor County Coroner’s office to notify next of kin. Green said the investigation continues.
APD Investigates Body