Aberdeen man allegedly robs brother at knifepoint

The Aberdeen Police department is investigating the report of a man who apparently robbed his own brother at knifepoint, then rode off on a bike. Captain John Green tells us at about 12:40 Monday afternoon they responded to a call of a male chasing another male with a knife in the South alley of the 500 Block of W. Market St. The man with a knife was described as wearing a cowboy hat and riding away from the area on a bicycle.
Responding officers saw a male matching the description along with another male sitting on a curb. The first Aberdeen Officer radioed the suspect information and went to check on the male sitting on the curb to see if he required medical attention. Investigating officers were told that the two males were related. The victim, a 27 year old Aberdeen male stated he was riding his bike when his brother, a 25 year old Aberdeen male demanded the bike at knifepoint. The suspect allegedly took the bike and fled the area on it.

The victim did not report being injured during the incident. Green said the suspect is well known to local law enforcement, and the investigation is continuing.

Two arrested after “warning shot” fired from Aberdeen window

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Two men were arrested after one of them fired a “warning shot” out of his upstairs window Monday night.
Police Captain John Green tells us around 9:45 Monday night they responded to the 1100 block of East Market Street, the suspects told investigators that they fired because they were concerned for their safety when three men knocked at their front door.

Investigating officers were told that the suspects where inside a relatives home in the 1100 Block of E. Market St. when three subjects came to the door and knocked. Officers were told one subject knocked while two others hid in the brush. The two suspects were allegedly concerned for there safety with one suspect firing a “warning” shot out the upstairs window in an effort to scare away the subjects at the door. The subjects apparently fled and the police where called.

No injuries were reported, a 21 year old man was arrested for discharging a weapon within city limits, and unlawful posession of a firearm, a 24 year old Aberdeen man was also arrested on an outstanding Aberdeen warrant.

Washington draft wolf management plan – meeting Thursday night in Aberdeen

The draft plan has been under development by WDFW staff since early 2007, with the help of a 17-member citizen advisory group. The draft plan has been reviewed by wolf experts and other scientists and will also undergo a blind academic peer review.

"As wolves naturally re-establish in our state we need to conserve them and consider management strategies that will result in them being a part of Washington’s wildlife ecosystem," said WDFW Director Phil Anderson.

"Citizens on the Wolf Working Group have provided a wide range of perspectives in developing this plan, including how potential wolf-livestock conflicts should be resolved and how many wolves should be present in Washington before the species is removed from state endangered-species protection," Anderson said. "Now we want to hear from the public at large before we present a plan to the Fish and Wildlife Commission for consideration."

A final EIS will be prepared following the public comment period, and will be presented to the Fish and Wildlife Commission for consideration. The commission is expected to consider next year whether to adopt the state wolf plan.

The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is listed as endangered and protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the western two-thirds of Washington and throughout Washington under state law (RCW77.15.120).

There are no federal or state plans to reintroduce wolves into Washington.

Washington’s first breeding wolf pack in at least 70 years was confirmed in western Okanogan County in July 2008, and a second was confirmed in Pend Oreille County in July 2009.

"Individual wolves have been moving in and out of Washington in recent years as their populations recover in nearby states," said Harriet Allen, WDFW’s manager for threatened and endangered species. "We knew it was just a matter of time before wolves returned to Washington and the plan will help us be ready to manage them."

The 12 meetings, all conducted from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will include information about wolves in Washington, the DEIS and preferred alternative draft wolf conservation and management plan, and an opportunity for public comments and questions. Participants will be encouraged to submit input through Jan. 8. The meetings will be held in the following locations:

  • Clarkston, Tuesday, Oct. 20, Walla Walla Community College lecture hall, 1470 Bridge St.
  • Richland, Wednesday, Oct. 21, Pacific NW National Laboratory auditorium, 904 Battelle Blvd.
  • Yakima, Thursday, Oct. 22, Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, 607 E. Yakima Ave.
  • Colville, Monday, Oct. 26, N.E.WA Fairgrounds Ag-Trade Center, 317 West Astor Ave.
  • Spokane, Tuesday, Oct. 27, Spokane Valley Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place.
  • Vancouver, Wednesday, Oct. 28, Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way.
  • Aberdeen, Thursday, Oct. 29, Rotary Log Pavilion, east of Aberdeen, off Highway 12.
  • Seattle, Monday, Nov. 2, REI store, 222 Yale Ave. N.
  • Mount Vernon, Wednesday, Nov. 4, Cottontree Inn Convention Center, 2300 Market St.
  • Sequim, Thursday, Nov. 5, Guy Cole Convention Center at Carrie Blake Park, 212 Blake Ave.
  • Omak, Monday, Nov. 9, Okanogan County Fairgrounds Agriplex, Highway 97 South.
  • Wenatchee, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Chelan County PUD Auditorium, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave.