Arrest made after Aberdeen homeowner interrupts burglary, chases suspect, reports plate

Aberdeen Police arrested a 23 year old Aberdeen man last week for residential burglary, after a homeowner in the 100 block of East 10th street interrupted a burglary Thursday evening, chased the suspect to a getaway car, then reported the license plate.

Police Captain John Green tells us at about 5:27 P.M. Thursday, they responded to a home in the 100 block of East 10th on the report that the resident had come home and interrupted a male subject who was allegedly burglarizing the home.
It was reported that the suspect fled on foot and was chased by the home owners. The suspect then got into a white Honda car and fled the area. The home owners obtained the license plate of the fleeing car.
Officers located the car parked and unattended about 3/4 of a mile away from the victims home. The Aberdeen Police K-9 team of Steve Timmons and Titus was brought in and they conducted a track from the area of the suspects vehicle. The vehicle was impounded by the investigating officers.
At about 7:27 P.M. a suspect was located in the area of West 9th street by Aberdeen Officers. He is a 23 year old Aberdeen male. He was arrested for Residential Burglary and two unrelated Aberdeen Municipal Court arrest warrants for Malicious Mischief in the Third Degree.
The case has been assigned to an Aberdeen Detective and the investigation is continuing.

Aberdeen man allegedly chases victim with a knife at car accident scene

Aberdeen Police arrested a man yesterday evening after he allegedly ran a stop sign, collided with a van, then wielded a knife.
Police Captain John Green tells us at about 5:59 P.M. Monday, officers responding to the call of a collision at the corner of First Street and B Street were told that one of them was now chasing the other with a knife.
Witnesses told the Officers that the suspect, a 36 year old Aberdeen male, was driving a 2001 Toyota PU and had allegedly run the stop sign on East First Street at B Street and collided with a 2004 Pontiac Van driven by a 32 year old Aberdeen man.  No injuries were reported.
The investigating officers were told that a witness to the collision took a photo of the license plate of the car driving by the suspect.  The witness said he was concerned the suspect may flee the accident scene.  Allegedly the suspect exited his car and displayed a “Rambo” type knife in a threatening manner toward the witness.  Officers were told that the suspect allegedly held the knife in a “slashing” manner and made a verbal threat toward the victim.
The suspect allegedly returned to his truck after a short period of time and as the officers arrived on scene.
Green said the suspect, 36 year old Glenn D. Black, was arrested at the scene for Assault in the 2nd Degree.  He was arrested and transported to the City of Aberdeen jail without incident.
The investigation is continuing.

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.

Oregon Police Seek Suspect in Connection with Disappearance of FL Woman

The investigation has revealed that after the dogs were located, a police officer at the Evanston Police Department in Wyoming conducted a traffic stop on the victim’s vehicle, a dark blue Toyota Rav4, at 2:00 a.m. on July 11. At the time, Tavar had not been reported missing and Roberts, who was driving, was given a verbal warning for excessive speed. The victim was not in the vehicle at that time.

Approximately 12 hours later, Roberts entered a Wal-Mart in Ontario, Oregon where he purchased a tent, a vintage styled black t-shirt and tan cargo shorts. He was also seen in the store wearing a dark colored t-shirt and tan colored shorts. Roberts also filled the gas tank on the Toyota Rav4 before leaving Ontario.

A Nationwide alert has been issued for the suspect and the victim as the investigation continues. In addition, the victim’s family has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Roberts for the outstanding warrant. Roberts is described as a white male, 26 years old, 6’1" tall, 170 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tavar is a white female, 45- years-old, 5’7" tall, 120 pounds with blonde hair and brown eyes. The 2004 Toyota Rav4 has a Florida license plate of Q66 2NJ.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation or anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Roberts or Brittany Tavar is asked to contact Detectives George Harrigan or Charles Brantley at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304.

Additional information about this investigation can be found at the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office website at www.sjso.org.

You can also email tips to crimetips@sjso.org, or through your local Crime Stoppers.

WA State Patrol Reminds Drivers to Secure That Load

To lower the risk of being a victim of a loss of load, drivers should:
· Secure the load and re-check while driving,
· If you’re behind a vehicle who’s load does not appear secured, drop back and increase your following distance,
· Move into a different lane,
· Look around you to see what your options are in case there is a loss of a load,
· Sometimes, it’s better to drive over small debris than swerve to avoid it, which can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
If you have witnessed or have been a victim of a loss of load you should call 911 or the Washington State Patrol and provide the following information that is needed by law enforcement for the investigation:
· The location that you last saw the truck or trailer.
· Direction of travel (toward where.)
· What road or highway.
· Color/colors of the truck or trailer.
· License plate number.
· Truck Company’s name.
· What happened?
· Are you a victim or a witness?
If you have witnessed or been a victim of a loss load, you can report loss of loads on the WSP web site. By providing us with detailed information about the area(s) you are concerned with, the WSP can then focus enforcement on areas in which loss of loads are occurring.
For more information on loss of load or load securement issues and how to report possible violations, go to www.wsp.wa.gov/traveler/cvd.htm#loadloss2

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

In addition to the ceremony, WSDOT has turned its popular web site, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/, orange for the week. Also, a portion of the Headquarters building was covered in orange, and WSDOT employees throughout Washington are encouraged to wear orange on April 23.

WSDOT's most recent worker fatality was in 2002, but sadly, four contractor workers lost their lives in the past two years working on WSDOT projects. WSDOT will submit these four names for inclusion on the National Work Zone Memorial Wall, which happens to be at WSDOT's Headquarters Building for the 2009 WSDOT Work Zone Memorial.

There were more than 10,500 work zone collisions reported between 2000 and 2008. More than 6,000 of these collisions resulted in injuries, including 59 fatalities. The majority of the deaths and injuries were to vehicle drivers and passengers.

One of the newest ways WSDOT is attempting to reduce speeds through the work zone is an automated traffic safety camera, which will be on display as a part of the Work Zone Memorial ceremony.

WSDOT used these cameras successfully in a Lewis County work zone last fall. WSDOT will deploy the device in the I-5 work zone south of Olympia (Grand Mound to Maytown) on Monday, May 4.

The camera is mounted in a small sport utility vehicle parked in an active work zone. An operator checks the equipment and then the speed radar and camera goes to work, catching the rear license plate of vehicles speeding through the work zone.

In the Lewis County work zone, more than 90 percent of drivers were traveling below 70 mph during the five-week camera activation (September-October 2008).

The cameras are part of WSDOT's "Give ‘Em A Brake" program, to promote the protection of workers out on the job. You can also give yourself and your passengers a break by driving carefully in the work zone. Remember that it takes approximately 200 feet for you to stop your car when traveling at 60 mph.

Tips for Driving in a Work Zone:
*Observe the speed limit and don't do anything except drive while you're in the work zone.
*Don't eat or drink.
*Don't change CD's or radio stations.
*Don't tailgate! Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you.

To read more facts and tips on driving through a work zone, please visit our "Give ‘Em A Brake" Web site at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Safety/Brake/.