Law Enforcement Efforts over Rod Run Weekend Leads to a Safer Roadway Event

LONG BEACH, Wash. – Local law enforcement agencies in Pacific County are calling Rod Run a successful event, with no major incidents to report over the weekend of events.

Organized by the Beach Barons, the 30th Annual Rod Run to the End of the World has grown in the number of spectators over the past two decades. Approximately 760 classic vehicles met at Wilson Field for the two day event, where an estimated 8,000 people viewed the cars and participated in several family friendly events.


Although the Beach Barons have very strict rules regarding alcohol consumption on the grounds of the event, often the alcohol related problems occur after the festivities wrap up for the day and spectators gather along the streets of Long Beach to view the classic cars once again.


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  • Kelso man suspected of strangling stepfather, allegedly over beer argument

    KELSO, Wash. (AP) — The Cowlitz County sheriff’s office says a Kelso man confessed to strangling his 82-year-old stepfather in an argument over beer.

    The sheriff’s office says 56-year-old Bruce W. Albee was arrested Wednesday night in Pacific County where he told deputies he had left Charles Marion Rees dead at their home in Kelso.

    Deputies went to the home and found a body.

    Albee told investigators he and Rees got into an argument over beer and it turned into a fight that ended with Rees strangled.

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  • Raymond man arrested for possessing and selling methamphetamine

    RAYMOND, Wash. – Detectives with the Pacific and Grays Harbor County Drug Task Forces seized a substantial amount of cash, and meth from a home North of Raymond Friday morning.

    Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us the search warrant was a result of a lengthy investigation into the sales of methamphetamine from the residence. 

    During the search of the residence and property, detectives located a substantial amount of methamphetamine, digital weigh scales and other narcotics related paraphernalia. Detectives also located a substantial amount of cash believed to be proceeds from methamphetamine dealing. The suspected dealer, Michael L Pedrazzetti, age 43, was arrested at the scene for two counts of delivery of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. An additional subject identified as Patricia L. Clifford, age 31, was also arrested at the scene for an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant. 

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  • Traffic Stop Nets Meth Arrest

    Raymond, WA. – On June 4th, 2012 Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on State Route 101 in the Raymond area. The vehicle was detained for a few minor traffic violations. Upon contacting the driver of the vehicle, deputies discovered that the driver was uninsured and his privileges to drive in the state of Washington were suspended.

    Deputies identified the driver as Patrick Tiekamp, age 41, of Raymond. Tiekamp was placed under arrest by the deputies. Upon searching Tiekamp’s person incident to arrest, deputies discovered a container with a white crystal like substance inside of it. The substance was tested and presumed to be methamphetamine. Tiekamp was transported to the Pacific County Jail for booking on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While License Suspended. 

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  • Teen Dies in Ocean Park House Fire

    OCEAN PARK, Wash. – An Ilwaco High School student may have perished overnight in an Ocean Park house fire. Pacific County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us at about midnight last night, the Pacific County Communications Center received a report of a residence on fire in the 2200 block of 177th lane in the Ocean Park area of Pacific County. Pacific County Fire District One personnel were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, District One personnel began suppression of the fire and interviewed two people that had been inside the residence when the fire started. District One personnel discovered that an additional person may have still been inside the residence and was unaccounted for.
    After further suppression of the scene, District One personnel located the remains of a human body inside the residence. Matlock said the remains were thought to be that of the student, pending positive identification from the Coroner’s Office.

    The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Pacific County Fire District One are jointly investigating the scene and any evidence present to determine a cause and origin of the fire.

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  • Remains Identified, Son Arrested

    South Bend, Washington – On April 1st, 2011 human remains were discovered in a heavily forested area within Pacific County. The scene was secured and investigated by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. The remains were examined by the King County Medical examiner’s office. The remains were identified through dental records as those of Timothy W. Moore, age 48. Timothy Moore had been listed as a missing person from the South Bend area of Pacific County since November 4th, 2010. The manner of death was determined to be caused by forced trauma to the cranium.


    Circumstances surrounding the absence of Timothy Moore were being actively investigated since his disappearance. Investigators from the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants in relation to the disappearance of Timothy Moore over the course of the last several months relating to this case prior to the discovery of Timothy Moore’s remains.


    Today at about 0930 hours, investigators served another search warrant upon a residence belonging to Timothy Moore in South Bend. The Washington State Patrol Crime Lab Forensics Team also assisted.


    The 16 year old son of Timothy W. Moore, was arrested without incident nearby by investigators for suspicion of murdering his father. 

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  • Pacific County Sheriff’s Office advising residents in low lying areas to move to higher ground

    The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office is activating a telephonic warning system early this morning to advise Long Beach Peninsula residents and additional residents in low lying areas to move to high ground. The tsunami is expected to impact the Pacific County coastline at 7:05 a.m., with a wave height between one and ten feet. Residents who need assistance with evacuation should contact the Pacific County EOC at 642-9341 or 875-9341. Residents who evacuate should wait for the all clear before returning to the area. Tune to local media for further information.

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  • Raymond woman arrested for delivery and possession of methamphetamine

    RAYMOND, Wash. – On September 12th, deputies with the Pacific County Drug Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant upon a residence located in the 1100 block of Howard Street in the Riverdale neighborhood. Also assisting with the service of the warrant were deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Raymond Police Department. A 55 year old woman was arrested in conjunction with the investigation that led to the request for the search warrant. 

    The search warrant was granted as a result of a lengthy and ongoing investigation involving the alleged facilitation and delivery of methamphetamine by the suspect. During the searching and arresting process, investigators located suspected methamphetamine and drug related paraphernalia. 

    The woman was booked into the Pacific County Jail on one count of possession of methamphetamine, several counts of delivery of methamphetamine and for using a building for drug purposes. Bail has been set at 200,000.00.

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  • Raymond Police Seek Information on Missing 18 Year Old

    RAYMOND, Wash. – The Raymond Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an 18 year old male resident, Killian P. Tsogo. Tsogo was last seen by a friend who dropped him off in the 500 block of Smith Creek Road in Pacific County on 05/22/12. Mr. Tsogo was last seen on foot with no associated vehicle. Tsogo was reported missing by his father on 05/29/12. Tsogo was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt and jeans. Tsogo gave no indication that he was leaving the area or had any intention of harming himself.

    TsogoKillian P. Tsogo
    Height: 6’03”
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Hair: Black
    Eyes: Blue

    The Raymond Police Department is seeking out anyone who may have seen or had contact with Killian Tsogo on or after May 22nd, 2012. Please contact the Raymond Police Department at (360) 942-4120, or 24 hour Dispatch at Pacific County Sheriff’s Office (360) 875-9397.

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  • Pacific County Man Brings Drugs to Jail, Extends Stay

    South Bend, WA. – On June 4th, 2012 a Pacific County Jail Corrections Officer requested assistance from Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies regarding a narcotics complaint at the jail. Deputies responded to the jail and contacted the Corrections Officer. Deputies were advised that a subject identified as Robin Taylor, age 41, of Ocean Park arrived at the jail on his own recognizance to report for a court ordered sentence.

    Deputies were advised that as standard procedure, Taylor was searched as well as his belongings before entry into the jail. Taylor was in possession of a back pack that was searched. The search revealed a baggy of green leafy vegetable matter that was found to be marijuana. Taylor was allowed into the jail to serve out his commitment and was also cited for Possession of Marijuana as well. 

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  • Pacific County E911 Operator Recognized

    SOUTH BEND, Wash. – The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office tells KBKW Judy Indermark has been chosen as the 2011 Washington State Telecommunicator of the Year for a Critical Incident. The event for which she was nominated was a surf rescue call off the Cranberry Beach Approach that took place on August 5, 2011. The event was well documented nationally and the victim related to the call survived.

    This award recognizes a Telecommunicator in Washington state who handled a critical incident in an exemplary manner that positively affected its outcome.
    Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock tells us Judy’s performance during the event was exemplary and worthy of the selection. Judy has been with the Sheriff’s Office for over 16 years. Judy was also chosen for the award in 2006.

    Judy will be recognized for her efforts at the Washington State Public Safety Communications Conference in Kennewick the evening of June 28th, 2012.

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  • Bay Center Housefire Started by Gasoline, Accident

    BAY CENTER, Wash. – Attempting to start a fire with gasoline was the cause of a blaze that destroyed a Bay Center home, and injured the juvenile involved Tuesday afternoon. The Raymond Fire Department assisted Fire District 6 with the response to the fully involved home around 4:30 Tuesday, The Pacific County Sheriff’s Department tells us the sole occupant suffered non-life threatening injuries, the home was destroyed.

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