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From: AP Washington News
HOQUIAM, Wash. – An increase in vehicle thefts and prowls in Aberdeen and Hoquiam has prompted local authorities to warn their residents.
Hoquiam Officer James Gaddis tells us so far there have been a total of six vehicle prowls, five of which have occurred within a few block radius in the west side of the city, including O street, Eklund, 3rd and Spruce streets.
All but two of the vehicles prowled were left unlocked. Items taken include two firearms, stereo equipment, and GPS system. All incidents appear to have occurred overnight.
Police Chief Jeff Myers said they are asking residents to make sure they lock their doors, do not leave valuables in the car and immediately report suspicious persons or activity.
Hoquiam Crime Watch Volunteers will be going through the neighborhoods today posting flyers on parked vehicles in the impacted area to spread the word.
Crimereports.com shows 26 incidents this month, and 11 vehicles recovered in Aberdeen and Hoquiam.
ABERDEEN, Wash. – A semi truck high-centered on the sidewalk along Stewart Boulevard in Aberdeen Thursday, right next door to where a house slid from the hillside last November.
Aberdeen police where in the area, tracking down recent black bear sightings on B street when they discovered the truck, half way up the windy road.
The semi trailer had one large piece of equipment, weighing about 36,000 pounds, headed for the Port of Grays Harbor. The driver told authorities that he got lost, and his GPS system lead him up the hill. Aberdeen crews closed off the street while the truck, registered to Dubno Express INC. out of Tacoma, was removed.