• UPDATE: Aberdeen police find hit-and-run driver after license plate left at the scene

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Police have located the driver of a van that fled the scene of an accident that it didn’t cause earlier today. Corporal Darren King tells us it happened at the intersection of 1st and F streets before 9 this morning. A Westbound Chrysler 300 ran a red light and was struck by the van, which then sped off South bound on F street. The Chrysler spun around, hopped a curb, and collided with an apartment complex across the intersection. King said after tracking down the owner of a license plate that was left at the scene, they cited a 46 year old Aberdeen woman for hit and run attended, as well as failure to provide proof of insurance.

    No injuries were reported this morning, and the building sustained only minor damages. Market street was closed briefly while a tow truck pulled the car from the sidewalk.

    First and F street accident

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  • Oregon Police Seek Suspect in Connection with Disappearance of FL Woman



    A nationwide Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution arrest warrant for auto theft has been issued for 26-year old Joseph Dean Roberts. Roberts is also a person of interest in connection with the disappearance of 45-year old Brittany Jeniveve Tavar. Tavar has been missing from the Jacksonville, Florida area since July 6, 2010.

    Roberts has connections in the Northwest and investigators believe he may currently be in the area.

    Roberts was last seen with the victim during the time frame of her disappearance and he told neighbors that he was the victim’s nephew, however, that is not true according to family members contacted by the St. John’s County (FL) Sheriff’s Office. The victim along with her vehicle, a 2004 dark blue Toyota Rav4, and her two dogs went missing from her residence in the North Beach area of St. Augustine, Florida. Both dogs were recovered in Hopkins, South Carolina, July 10, 2010 and were traced back to the victim by microchips embedded in both dogs.

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  • WSDOT highlights work zone safety with memorial and techniques being developed to increase safety

    OLYMPIA – On April 23, WSDOT will recognize the more than 5,000 WSDOT workers and the thousands of city, county and contractor crews working to improve Washington's roadways, and the risks they face every day.

    Just days later, WSDOT will launch the second activation of its newest work zone safety device, the Automated Traffic Safety Camera.

    "Speed continues to be the leading cause of work zone collisions. So we are asking drivers to slow down and pay attention when driving through work zones," said WSDOT Secretary Paula Hammond. "The men and women who work on our state and local highways are often working in and near traffic, and we want everyone to go home to their loved ones at the end of their work day."

    The Work Zone Memorial is an annual ceremony to recognize roadway workers and honor those who have lost their lives in work zones. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23 at the WSDOT Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE in Olympia. The public and media are invited to attend.

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  • Stolen vehicle recovered after thieves switch plates in front of Aberdeen officer

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An Aberdeen officer watched from his unmarked car as two men attempted to mask their stolen car by stealing the license plates from a similar car in the Gateway Plaza parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
    Police Captain John Green tells us one of their Sergeants was parked in an unmarked police SUV in the Staples parking lot around 2 P.M. Tuesday. While the officer was speaking on a cell phone he noticed a male subject standing by two very similar Honda Accords.
    The Sergeant reported that the subject was scanning the parking, looking around, as he looked at the license plates of one of the Honda Accords. Another male wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt removed a license plate from one of the Hondas, and the two males began to drive away from the location in one of the Honda Accords.
    The Aberdeen Police Sergeant stopped the vehicle, and discovered that the vehicle theywere in was reported stolen from Tumwater on 9/23/13.

    The two suspects, a 34 year old Tacoma man and a 31 Shelton Man, were arrested for possession of stolen property and booked into the City of Aberdeen Jail.
    A search warrant is being applied for by Aberdeen Detectives this morning for the recovered stolen vehicle.

    The investigation is continuing.

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  • WA State Patrol Reminds Drivers to Secure That Load

    The summer months are upon us and a lot of people have begun their spring cleaning, the Washington State Patrol wants to remind drivers of the importance of properly securing loads on their vehicles.

    Washington State Law states; (RCW 46.61.655)

    (1) No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping therefrom.

    “Maria’s Law,” a law was named for Maria Federici who was severely injured by an entertainment center that fell off an open trailer while she was driving on Interstate 405, has made it a crime to fail to secure a load that results in bodily injury. Conviction could bring up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines. The person injured would also have access to a state compensation fund for crime victims.

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