Scrolling sign prompts evacuation and search of Pacific Transit bus

Police pulled over, evacuated, and searched a transit bus headed to Raymond yesterday, after a distress signal was reported to 911. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock with the Pacific

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Teen Dies in Ocean Park House Fire

OCEAN PARK, Wash. - An Ilwaco High School student may have perished overnight in an Ocean Park house fire. Pacific County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us at about midnight last night, the Pacific County Communications Center received a report of a residence on fire in the 2200 block of 177th lane in the Ocean Park area of Pacific County. Pacific County Fire District One personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, District One personnel began suppression of the fire and interviewed two people that had been inside the residence when the fire started. District One personnel discovered that an additional person may have still been inside the residence and was unaccounted for.
After further suppression of the scene, District One personnel located the remains of a human body inside the residence. Matlock said the remains were thought to be that of the student, pending positive identification from the Coroner’s Office.

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Pacific County Fire District One are jointly investigating the scene and any evidence present to determine a cause and origin of the fire.

Trespasser Arrested, Non-Registered Sex Offender Booked

Raymond, WA- A trespassing arrest this week revealed a non-registered sex offender in Pacific County. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us around 11:30 Wednesday morning a woman reported an unknown man on her property off of State Route 101 in the Butte Creek area. Investigators found a man matching the description at a neighboring house and placed him under arrest. After the man was identified as 35 year old Tyran L. Ward, Deputies discovered the man had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for his arrest and an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest because he failed to register as a sex offender in Cowlitz County. Ward was booked into Pacific County Jail for the warrants as well as Trespassing, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and for Making a False Statement to a Public Servant.

Pacific County E911 Operator Recognized

SOUTH BEND, Wash. - The Pacific County Sheriff's Office tells KBKW Judy Indermark has been chosen as the 2011 Washington State Telecommunicator of the Year for a Critical Incident. The event for which she was nominated was a surf rescue call off the Cranberry Beach Approach that took place on August 5, 2011. The event was well documented nationally and the victim related to the call survived.

This award recognizes a Telecommunicator in Washington state who handled a critical incident in an exemplary manner that positively affected its outcome.
Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us Judy’s performance during the event was exemplary and worthy of the selection. Judy has been with the Sheriff's Office for over 16 years. Judy was also chosen for the award in 2006.

Judy will be recognized for her efforts at the Washington State Public Safety Communications Conference in Kennewick the evening of June 28th, 2012.