• Hoquiam couple allegedly walk woman to cash her check, then rob her

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – Police quickly tracked down a man and woman who reportedly robbed a 54 year old Hoquiam woman, after walking with her to the 2700 block of Simpson Avenue to cash her check.
    Deputy Chief Don Wertanen tells us just before 11 Wednesday morning, they were called to a strong-arm robbery. It was reported a 54-year old Hoquiam woman was just leaving when a female grabbed her cash.
    Hoquiam officers were at the scene within less than a minute, and able to obtain descriptions of the female suspect as well as a male observed with her. The officers were familiar with both as they had observed them walking earlier in the area. Officers recognized the female suspect as a 36-year old transient who formerly resided in Hoquiam.
    Officers immediately located the 19-year old male subject, the female was found hiding in the backseat of a vehicle after she had called someone to pick her up from where she had been hiding in an alley.
    The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to the police department to be interviewed for investigation of Robbery 2nd Degree. The female was in possession of some cash, but not the amount taken in the robbery.
    Wertanen reports no weapons were displayed during the reported robbery; the victim did not sustain any injuries.

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  • Aberdeen Revitalization Movement seeks nominations for 2013 awards

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen Revitalization Movement (ARM) is asking for nominations for the 4th Annual Aberdeen Community Leadership Dinner

    Jeff Cook with ARM tells us they are seeking nominations of individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider for special recognition at the 4th Annual Aberdeen Community Leadership Dinner on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 PM at the Aberdeen Museum of History.

    The categories are LIfetime, Education, Youth, Government, Volunteer, Business, and Non-Profit. The Youth nominee has to be high school age or younger.
    This is a great opportunity to say thank you to those who have had an impact on Aberdeen!

    Please submit your nominations to Jeff Cook at [email protected] by Monday, September 9th. Nominations by email is preferred but you can also mail them to ARM, PO Box 1593, Aberdeen, WA 98520. Please include why you feel your nominee or nominees should be honored.

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  • Hoquiam Police Seek Witnesses to Possible Hit and Run Incident

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – Hoquiam police are investigating a Hit and Run Pedestrian/Vehicle collision that took place at the Humdinger Drive-In Restaurant, 100 block of Lincoln Street, on Wednesday (12/8/10) at about 11:30 am.

    A 19 Hoquiam woman told the investigating officer that she was walking southbound on the sidewalk near the Humdinger.  As she was walking past the vehicle exit from the restaurant’s parking lot she was struck on the left side by a pick-up truck that was leaving the parking area.

    The victim did not remember if the force of the impact knocked her to the ground or not.  She stated she moved out of the way of the truck and could see the driver was an older white male with facial hair.  The man appeared to be screaming at her but because the window to the truck was closed she could not hear what he was yelling.  The truck then drove off northbound on Lincoln Street.

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  • Honoree’s announced for 4th Annual Aberdeen Community Leadership Dinner

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Make your reservations as soon as possible for the Aberdeen Revitalization Movement’s (ARM) and the City of Aberdeen’s 4th Annual Aberdeen Community Leadership Dinner on Thursday, October 3rd at the Aberdeen Museum of History. Doors open at 5:30 PM and O’Brien’s Catering begins serving a roast beef dinner at 6 PM. (A vegetarian entree is available for those who request it.) Those being honored are listed below.

    • Lifetime – Bonnie Giron, Wiitamaki Jewelers
    • Non-Profit – Jim Daly, Executive Director of Grays Harbor Community Foundation
    • Business – Jeff Farmer, Owner of Domino’s Pizza
    • Government – Brian Little, Chair of the Aberdeen Planning Commission
    • Volunteer – Gregory Johnson, Gregorian Group
    • Education – Chuck Veloni, Aberdeen High School Teacher
    • Youth – Erika Nelson, Aberdeen High School Student
    • Youth – Griffin Hood, Aberdeen High School Student
    • ARM President’s Award – Mery Swanson

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  • Hoquiam Police Seek Man With Injured Arm

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – Hoquiam Police are looking for a man with a possible broken arm… a security guard at Buther’s Scrap Metal hit the suspicious arm with a hammer when it reached into a sliding metal door around 9:30 Saturday night.

    The suspect did not make a sound but immediately left the area, The Security Guard reported the hand attached to the arm appeared to be wearing a latex glove. Hoquiam Police contacted the hospital but found no recent injuries that appeared to be related, Police are asking for any information as the investigation continues.

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