• Two vehicle wreck sends one into corner of Aberdeen business

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – A truck crashed into the corner of Oceana Day Spa on Wishkah street in Aberdeen Friday. Police tell us a 74 year old Cosmopolis woman was charged with Failing to Yield the Right of Way after she crossed at Jefferson and struck the 1991 Chevrolet S-10, driven by a 65 year old Montesano man. Both vehicles ended up on the sidewalk near the business, the woman was transported to Community Hospital for neck and back pains.

    Police Captain John Green said at about 1:37 P.M. Friday Aberdeen Police Officers responded to the intersection of Wishkah and Jefferson street on the report of an injury accident at that location.

    Responding officers found a white 1991 Chevrolet S-10 PU that had hit the front of the business in the Southwest corner of the intersection. A red 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan was on the East side of the same business. The driver of the van was complaining about back and neck pain. AFD arrived and treated the female driver and transported her to GH Community Hospital.

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  • Man Arrested in Kelso for Brandishing a Weapon and Harrassing Another Driver on I-5

    KELSO, Wash. – On 9/23/09 at 11:30 a.m. the Washington State Patrol responded to a report of a weapon brandishing on I-5 near Hwy 12. John Francis Damazio a 50 year old, Enumclaw resident was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup pulling a flat bed trailer. Damazio was I-5 southbound traveling in the fast lane.

    Lloyd Feldman a 51 year old, Huntington Beach, California resident was driving a 2008 Pontiac. Feldman was I-5 southbound traveling in the slow lane. Feldman made a lane change into the fast lane. Damazio reportedly started to tailgate Feldman, and displayed a pistol. Feldman accelerated in an attempt to get away from Damazio. Damazio reportedly pursued Feldman reaching speeds of 90 mph. At one point Damazio reportedly pulled along side Feldman and displayed the pistol a second time.

    Troopers from the Washington State Patrol took Damazio into custody on I-5 near Allen Street in Kelso. At the time of his arrest Damazio had a loaded pistol on his person as well as a concealed weapons permit. Damazio stated “I didn’t point it at anybody”.

    Damazio was booked into the Lewis County jail on charges of Displaying a weapon and Harassment.

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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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  • Trooper Escapes Injury after His Car Rear-ended by Semi-Truck

    WSP LogoGranger, WA. – A Washington State Patrol Trooper escaped serious injury after his patrol car was rear-ended by a semi-truck. At about 1:50 PM today the Trooper was conducting a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 82 near Granger. The vehicle the Trooper was pulling over, a 1996 Dodge Stratus being driven by Elizabeth Hernandez, age 34, of Mabton immediately came to a stop in the left lane. Moments later an eastbound semi-truck then struck the rear of the Troopers Chevrolet Impala patrol car. Hernandez was initially being stopping for a speeding violation. The semi-truck, a 2000 Peterbilt semi-tractor, was being driven by Arturo Gomez, age 28, of Sunnyside who failed to yield to the stopped emergency vehicle. There were no reported injuries.


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  • Chevrolet van believed involved in hit and run incident that killed Aberdeen woman

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Detectives with the Washington State Patrol are asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run collision involving a pedestrian. Thirty-six year old Katrina D. Rugg was last seen on Sunday evening after leaving her family’s home in Aberdeen. She was found deceased along State Route 12 at milepost 2 on Tuesday, December 3, at approximately 4:30 pm. It is unknown exactly when the hit and run collision occurred.

    Chevrolet VanEvidence collected from the scene determined that the vehicle involved is a Chevrolet Van, and could range in year from 2003-2011. The body style of this vehicle has remained consistent throughout those years, and is typically used as a work van or commonly referred to as a “contractor’s van”. The color of the van is unknown at this time, but will be determined after crime lab analysis is complete.

    Damage should be visible to the vehicles passenger side headlight assembly and will be missing the passenger side mirror. Additional damage to the passenger side of the van may be visible as well.

    Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or the events surrounding the incident is asked to call Detective Rodney Green at 360-473-0148.

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  • Tall Ships Return to Aberdeen in May

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grays Harbor’s tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, return to their home port in May after seven months of touring California and Oregon ports as goodwill ambassadors. Lady Washington is scheduled to arrive at Aberdeen Landing in Aberdeen the evening of May 4. Hawaiian Chieftain will follow on May 5. While in Aberdeen, the ships will conduct public sails, which feature special pricing for Mothers Day weekend.


    At 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 (Mothers Day), Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will host passengers for a three-hour Battle Sail, which includes booming cannon and a recreation of a typical naval skirmish from the Napoleonic era. Tickets are $60 adults, $50 students/seniors/active military, $40 children 12 and under.


    At 10 a.m. Sunday, May 8, both vessels will host guests for a three-hour Adventure Sail, featuring demonstrations of tall ship handling and an opportunity for guests to help sail a real tall ship. Tickets are $55 adults, $45 students/seniors/active military, $35 children 12 and under.

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  • Hoquiam Arrest for DUI, Hit & Run, Felony Eluding and No Insurance

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – At about 7:10 pm on Wednesday November 4, 2009 Hoquiam police were notified by dispatch of a recklessly driven vehicle eastbound on Simpson Avenue from 30th Street. A witness provided the dispatcher with an update that the vehicle had turned to southbound on Myrtle and had stopped in the parking lot at the Grocery Outlet, in Aberdeen. The vehicle was described as a blue Chevy pick-up.

    Sgt. Krohn responded to the area and saw the vehicle leave the parking lot and drive onto Myrtle Street. Krohn followed the pick-up at it traveled northbound on Myrtle and watched it turn to westbound on Sumner Avenue, in Hoquiam.
    As the pick-up traveled along Sumner the driver changed lanes without using the turn signal and then ran the right light at the intersection of 30th Street. Krohn turned on the emergency lights of the patrol car in an attempt to stop the driver but the vehicle continued along Sumner Avenue at about 35 mph. As the vehicle turned onto Riverside Avenue it accelerated to about 40 mph. The driver continued along the length of Riverside ignoring the emergency lights on the patrol car.
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  • Log Truck Rollover Accident in Hoquiam

    On Wednesday evening 3/11/09 at about 6:10 PM Hoquiam police responded to the report of a log truck roll-over accident in the area of 5th and Simpson Avenue.  

     Investigation at the scene revealed that a 2001 Kenworth Log Truck, driven by a 24 year old Arlington, Washington man, was completing a turn from 5th Street to southbound on Simpson Avenue when the second of two trailers the truck was pulling rolled over.  Both trailers were loaded with logs.   

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