OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — Police chased a stolen car across the beach and through Ocean Shores before they stopped it an arrested a 16-year-old from Olympia…. …read more
From: AP Washington News
A 16 year old male from Olympia was arrested after leading Ocean Shores Police Officers on a high speed chase throughout downtown and the beach. Sgt Don Grossi with Ocean Shores police tells KBKW the call originally came in as a vehicle stuck in the sand earlier Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Grossi responded and the vehicle was gone from the beach when he arrived. A vehicle that matched the description of the stuck vehicle was seen leaving the Ocean Lake Way Beach Approach as Sergeant Grossi was arriving on scene. Officers were later advised that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Olympia.
A short time later, Sergeant Grossi located the same vehicle on the beach spinning circles near the Damon Road Beach Approach. Sergeant Grossi caught up with the vehicle and the vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel. The vehicle then took off at a high rate and lead officers on a high speed chase throughout the downtown area and the beach. The chase ended at the end of Chickamin Street in Illahee. The two occupants fled the vehicle into the dune area behind the residence on Chickamin Street. Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department responded with a K-9 and one of the two subjects was apprehended without incident. That subject, a juvenile, was booked into the Grays Harbor Juvenile Detention facility. The second subject, also a juvenile, got away but has been identified and a case will be submitted to the Grays Harbor Prosecutor for charges against him.
Ocean Shores police confiscated an alligator from a man Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Donald S. Grossi tells KBKW investigators acting on several tips executed a search warrant in the 600 block of Ocean Shores Boulevard NW for an alligator that was reportedly living in an apartment at the complex. Officers from the Ocean Shores Police Department served the search warrant in the afternoon and discovered a four foot alligator just outside the apartment in the back seat of a 51 year old Ocean Shores resident’s vehicle, who was attempting to remove the alligator from the scene prior to the polices arrival. The alligator was seized and later turned over to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Grossi said a case has been sent to the City Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible charges. Washington state law classifies alligators as wild animals, and under RCW 16.30.030 does not allow owning a potentially dangerous wild animal.
The winning guess was 1700 razor clam shells, 1701 was the actual count as Chris from Yelm Washington won himself “Clambo” the 5 foot wooden Razor Guardian seen at the 8th Annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza over the weekend.
Dianne Hansen with the Chamber said Saturday’s passport program saw 769 votes for the best clam chowder. “And out of that our first second and third place there were four votes that made the difference.” Hansen added “The winner of the people’s choice was Emily’s number one, North Shore Grill second, and Bennet’s Fish Shack took third.”
With 7 competing “special recipes” North Shore Grill took First place in the Professional Chowder Cook-off, Chef Kieth Crovasie: What’s your secret? “This is a tried and true recipe of Mrs. Jenny Hill, she is now the Hotel Manager. One of the things that we got feedback on is this chowder has corn in it and others don’t. It’s also got a very little bit of a kick because of the Jalepano.”
North Shore Grill, located in front of the Ramada Inn in Ocean Shores, placed in every category.
Randy Dennis of the Dennis Company said the weekend ended with no better news than the approval of a razor clam dig. “It was a great festival here in Ocean Shores. I was here also promoting the Long Beach Festival April 19th and 20th, and clam digging starts up again here on Wednesday for the Twin Harbors.”
Visit www.denniscompany.com/clamming or www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com for details.
Do you enjoy live music throughout the day? Or do you enjoy cook offs? If so, Ocean Shores is the place to be, March 21-23rd. Friday from noon-5pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. It’s a great place to take your kids for the weekend, with face painting, mechanical shark rides, dance performances by the local “kids”, and pirates.
Artists and amateurs, young and old, decorate clam guns/shovels and create art from clam shells for auction. Don’t miss the Chowder Cook Off, as they are judged for prizes and displayed throughout the festival for viewing. The judges will decide who truly is the Chowder Cook-Off Champion and gets the boasting rights of having “The Best Chowder on the Washington Coast!” Chefs serve clam chowder that is served in our local restaurants. There’s a little of something for everybody!
Approximately 300 customers are without power in the areas of Ocean Beach Road and Powell Road in Ocean Shores due to a broken distribution wire. Crews are on scene making repairs.
Update 11:24 a.m. – Crews have restored power to all customers in Ocean Shores.
From: Grays Harbor PUD