Tag Archive for State Patrol

Van carrying 11 military crashes, 1 fatality

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one man died and another was injured when a van carrying 11 active duty members of the military from Joint Base Lewis McChord crashed on Interstate 5 in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Hoquiam man arrested over ‘large amount’ of sexually explicit images

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force (MECTF) with the assistance of detectives from the WSP Criminal Investigation Division and the Hoquiam Police Department have arrested a man for possessing and dealing a large number of images that show sexually explicit conduct involving minors.

The investigation originated from cyber-tips received by the Seattle Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  The illegal activity revolved around three web based blogging, file sharing, and social networking websites: Tumblr, Kik, and Dropbox. 35-year old Jason Wayne Parks of Hoquiam was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday.

A search warrant was ultimately issued for a Hoquiam residence and a local business in Ocean Shores, which was Parks’ place of employment.  During the morning hours of January 29, 2014, detectives executed the search warrant and ultimately arrested Parks for the investigation of dealing and possessing large numbers of images of sexually explicit conduct involving minors.  During the search warrant, detectives seized digital media devices from the residence.  A forensic preview of some of the devices confirmed the presence of illegal images.  The warrant for the business was also executed.  A forensic examination of the computers Parks had access to there were examined resulting in no evidence of illegal activity being located.

Parks was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on multiple charges of Dealing and Possession of Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.  The investigation is ongoing, with additional charges possible.

The Washington State Patrol urges people to contact MECTF should they have information regarding Parks and this case: 360-704-2410

MECTF is a multi-agency task force within the WSP comprised of detectives from the WSP and the Lakewood and Shelton Police Department’s. MECTF provides support to local agencies across the state in cases involving missing and abducted children and child exploitation.

Aberdeen school bus involved in traffic accident

South Aberdeen accident

South Aberdeen accidentSome Aberdeen grade school students took a little longer getting home today, after a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Boone and Cushing street left bus 103 t-boned by a full size Chevy SUV on the South side of Aberdeen just before 4 Friday afternoon.
Washington State Patrol and Aberdeen police were on scene shortly after the incident, and said they had several witnesses giving statements.
Parents with photo ID were picking their children up at the scene of the accident, while administrators were working to get the remainder of the kids home on alternate buses.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident and while there did not appear to be any injuries from the scene, a full report will be released after the investigation.

Former Wash. State Patrol officer arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clark County, Wash., sheriff’s office says a former Washington State Patrol lieutenant has been arrested on a warrant alleging multiple sex abuse offenses…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Truck fire temporarily closes EB I-90 in Cascades

CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a commercial truck that crashed and caught fire closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 in the central Cascades foothills for more than four hours. A detour was provided…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Wrong-way driver hits trooper on I-5 at Tukwila

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — A wrong-way driver has hit multiple vehicles including a Washington State Patrol car on Interstate 5 at Tukwila…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Motorcyclist dies in crash on Renton bike trail

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — A motorcycle rider fleeing a Washington State Patrol trooper was killed in a crash just before 2 a.m. Thursday in Renton…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Douglas County deputy involved in fatal crash

MANSFIELD, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy was injured and the other driver killed in a collision Thursday afternoon on Highway 173 near Mansfield…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


No injuries from Central Park rollover accident in front of 7-11

No injuries were reported yesterday when a pickup truck rolled on Highway 12 and came to rest upright between a semi and it’s attached tanker trailer parked at the Central Park 7-11.
The Washington State Patrol reports when Eastbound traffic slowed in front of a 19 year old Oakville man, his brakes failed and he swerved to the right, striking a curb and rolling the 1992 Ford Ranger just after 1 Thursday.
Investigators cite defective brakes as the cause of the accident, any charges are under investigation.

Taholah man airlifted after motorcycle hits schoolbus

A 27 year old Taholah man was airlifted to Harborview yesterday after his motorcycle collided with a school bus. The Washington State Patrol tells us he was riding with no helmet on the shoulder of Ocean View Drive North around 4:30 Monday when he lost control and ran into the school bus, which was stopped at an intersection. No injuries were reported from the bus driver, or the 15 children aboard at the time. The 27 year old was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. The State Patrol reports the accident is under investigation.