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Hoquiam police bring handcuffs to knife and gun fight

HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Hoquiam Police Department responded to an apartment building in the 500 block of Emerson Avenue, to investigate the report of a man with a knife and a second man with a gun. It was reported the man with the gun had fired off at least one round Saturday.

Officers arrived on scene and located the two adult males involved outside the apartment building. Officers secured a handgun from a 32-year old Hoquiam male and knife from the 41-year old Aberdeen male. Both were visiting tenants at the apartment building and are not residents. Both were detained for further investigation and were transported to the Hoquiam Police Department.

Hoquiam detectives were called-in to assist with the investigation by processing the scene and interviewing witnesses and the parties involved.

It was determined there was some sort of feud between the men which has been on-going over the last few weeks. The man with the pistol indicated he felt threatened by the man with the knife as he was “charging” at him, so he shot one round toward the front of the building as a “warning shot” at the man.

The 32-year old Hoquiam male was booked into the Hoquiam jail for Reckless Endangerment and Discharging a Weapon in the city limits.

The 41-year old Aberdeen male was submitted to the city prosecutor for review and filing of the charge, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (switch blade knife).

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.