HOQUIAM, Wash. – Police quickly tracked down a man and woman who reportedly robbed a 54 year old Hoquiam woman, after walking with her to the 2700 block of Simpson Avenue to cash her check.
Deputy Chief Don Wertanen tells us just before 11 Wednesday morning, they were called to a strong-arm robbery. It was reported a 54-year old Hoquiam woman was just leaving when a female grabbed her cash.
Hoquiam officers were at the scene within less than a minute, and able to obtain descriptions of the female suspect as well as a male observed with her. The officers were familiar with both as they had observed them walking earlier in the area. Officers recognized the female suspect as a 36-year old transient who formerly resided in Hoquiam.
Officers immediately located the 19-year old male subject, the female was found hiding in the backseat of a vehicle after she had called someone to pick her up from where she had been hiding in an alley.
The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to the police department to be interviewed for investigation of Robbery 2nd Degree. The female was in possession of some cash, but not the amount taken in the robbery.
Wertanen reports no weapons were displayed during the reported robbery; the victim did not sustain any injuries.
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ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grays Harbor will soon have it’s first 7-11 store that does not sell gas. The Simpson Avenue 7-11 has removed their gas tanks and pumps, and has no plans to replace them. 7-Eleven Corporate Public Relations spokeswoman Margaret Chabris said the cost to repair and maintain the underground tanks in Aberdeen’s flatlands outweighed their benefits. The store fenced, then ripped up their parking lot last week. Chabris said parking is a little tight right now at the store, but the lot will be bigger and flat once they’re done.
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HOQUIAM, Wash. – No charges are being filed at this time for the 41 year old Raymond man who said he didn’t see 50 year old Darla Dean of Hoquiam in the crosswalk before he drove over her Tuesday, dragging her across Highway 101 near the Simpson Avenue bridge.
Deputy Chief Don Wertanen tells us Dean was in an electric wheelchair, crossing 22nd street. The driver told officers that he didn’t see her in front of his truck until he drove through the intersection and saw her motorized scooter in his rear view mirror. Wertanen said the driver also submitted a blood test, at this time no charges have been filed pending those results.
Dean was declared deceased at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
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HOQUIAM, Wash. – A woman on an electric wheelchair was killed in the crosswalk of 22nd street in East Hoquiam yesterday, when a semi truck drove over her in front of several witnesses.
Hoquiam Sgt. Mitchell confirmed this morning that the woman was declared deceased at the scene her name is being withheld until family can be notified. The accident remains under investigation.
An eye witness to the accident tells us she was crossing 22nd street near the base of the Simpson Avenue bridge when a semi truck for Ocean Gold Seafood pulled onto Simpson Avenue driving over the woman and dragging her some distance. Our source tells us the cries of witnesses were what got the attention of the driver who stopped with the woman still pinned under the truck.
Eastbound State route 101 traffic was detoured over the Riverside bridge until around 8 last night.
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HOQUIAM, Wash. – The investigation of an accident on the East side of the Simpson Avenue bridge in Hoquiam this afternoon will require the re-route of Eastbound traffic over the Riverside bridge.
E-911 dispatch tells us DOT crews are planning the detour to accommodate the investigation. An eye witness to the accident tells us a woman in a wheelchair was crossing 22nd street in Hoquiam when a semi truck for Ocean Gold seafood turned onto Simpson Avenue driving over the woman in the crosswalk and dragging her about 75 yards.
Our source tells us the cries of witnesses were what got the attention of the driver who stopped with the woman and her chair still pinned under the semi.
Hoquiam police and State Patrol will be investigating to determine a cause and whether any charges will be filed. The status of the woman is not being released at this time.
Eastbound State route 101 traffic will be detoured over the Riverside bridge for several hours this afternoon.
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