Level 1 Registered Sex Offender arrested after harrassing, and panhandling from, neighbors

    A level-1 registered sex offender in Hoquiam was arrested last week after he repeatedly harassed his elderly neighbor. Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us neighbors in the 1100 block of Soule Avenue reported that Christopher Grim was attempting to panhandle door-to-door. On January 30, 2014, Detective Sergeant Krohn updated the department regarding a level […]

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  • Stolen camera photos help book Hoquiam car prowler

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – On August 7, 2013 at about midnight, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to a prowler complaint in the 800 block of 5th Street. The reporting party had reported that she had seen a subject in her driveway holding a flashlight.

    Officer Aaron Hergert arrived in the area a few minutes after the call and located a male subject in a dark hoody carrying two backpacks in the front yard of a residence in the 800 block of 4th Street.

    The subject was contacted by officers and was immediately recognized as a 27 year old Ocean Shores resident. The male had outstanding Aberdeen Municipal Court warrant for his arrest for Vehicle Prowl in the 2nd Degree. The warrant was confirmed and he was taken into custody and transported to the Hoquiam Police Department. Officers are very familiar with the suspect due to his multiple arrests for drug possession, vehicle prowling, theft, possession of stolen property, obstructing law enforcement officers, and resisting arrest. Detective Sergeant Krohn tells us the man is a convicted felon.

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  • Hoquiam woman awakes to burglar going through her nightstand

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – A Hoquiam woman awoke to an intruder going through her nightstand Friday morning, when she yelled at him to leave he hit her. When she fought back with a lamp, he ran.
    Deputy Chief Don Wertanen tells us around 5:45 Friday morning, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Chenault Avenue for a burglary which had just occurred.

    An 82-year old woman was woken up by a male intruder going through her night stand while she was asleep in bed. The woman yelled at the male to get out. The male struck the woman in the face and she fought back striking him with a lamp. The male then fled from the house on foot.

    Officers set up a perimeter and attempted a canine track with assistance from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. The track did not locate the male suspect, but evidence was located along the suspect’s route.

    The woman sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital the Hoquiam Fire Department ambulance and was later released.

    Anyone with any further information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Krohn at 360-532-0892 ext. 102 or Detective Blundred at 360-532-0892 ext. 109.

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  • Coin Vaults Dissappear From Bus Yard

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – Seven vaults for Seven buses were removed overnight from the Grays Harbor Transit yard. The Hoquiam Police Department reports the coin vaults disappeared from the fenced yard at 30th and Bay Avenue some time between midnight last night and 4 this morning. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen, the investigation continues.

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