Shelton felon arrested for plotting to blow up store and gas station as bank robbery diversion

A recently released prison inmate was arrested on Monday for plotting to blow up a large store and gas station as part of his bank robbery scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan

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Aberdeen standoff comes to an end in eighteenth hour

The standoff in South Aberdeen came to a peaceful end Wednesday afternoon. In the eighteenth hour negotiators were able to talk 54 year old Michael Watson out of the home with a Washington

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Police standoff in South Aberdeen continues

A standoff continues this morning, after a man reported to be shooting a handgun in the area barricaded himself in a home on the South side of Aberdeen. Aberdeen Police Captain John

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Hoquiam standoff ends peacefully, neighbor finds shooting suspect in garage

A Hoquiam man allegedly fired a shotgun at his neighbor then hid, prompting SWAT team response and a standoff at a home on Burns street in Hoquiam Friday night.

Detective Sgt. Shane Krohn tells

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Awards and recognitions at January Mason County Sheriff’s Breakfast

The first of the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfasts for 2014 was held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Little Creek Casino. Over 90 public safety professionals gathered for this wonderful event

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Lewis County DTF Investigation Leads to Winlock Arrest

The Lewis County Regional Drug Task Force, Lewis County SWAT, and DOC executed a search warrant last week in the 700 block of Winlock Vader Road, south of Winlock, resulting in an arrest.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department tells us the search warrant resulted from a lengthy drug investigation where narcotics were sold at the residence. A 51 year old Winlock man was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on two counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine and one count of child endangerment. A nine year old child was removed from the residence and placed with Child Protective Services due to living conditions within the home.

Four other persons at the residence were detained as detectives worked to determine their involvement in the case.

Additional information will be forthcoming after the investigation is completed.

SWAT Team Called To Apprehend Shooting Suspect

HOODSPORT, Wash. - Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating a shooting after a landlord shot his tenant in the Lake Cushman area of Mason County early Saturday morning.

 

Early Saturday morning, Sheriff Deputies responded to a 911 call report of a shooting at a two story condominium style home located within the 100-200 block of N. Duckabush Drive West, Hoodsport, WA.

 

When Sheriff Deputies arrived they found a young adult male suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to his shoulder and the other to his leg.  The victim along with his girlfriend who was not injured were transported by ambulance to Mason General Hospital in Shelton, WA.  The victim was alert and talking to Deputies and Fire Medical Aid personnel when he was taken to the hospital and his injuries appeared to be non life-threatening.  The victim was eventually airlifted from Mason General Hospital to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for surgery.

 

The victim and his girlfriend lived in the first floor apartment while the shooting suspect/landlord lived in the second floor apartment.  The suspect remained in his apartment and refused to make contact with Deputies.  The multi-agency SWAT team lead by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded and surrounded the residence for about three hours while the suspect continued to refuse contact.  When a search warrant was received, the SWAT team deployed diversionary devices along with a Sheriff K-9.

 

The K-9 located the suspect inside the residence and he was placed into custody.  After being examined at Mason General Hospital for minor dog bites and released, the suspect was booked into the Mason County Jail on charges related to Assault with a Firearm.  No other persons or SWAT team members were injured in the stand-off and raid.

 

the Mason County Sheriff’s Department tess KBKW the investigation will continue in order to find out the motive behind the shooting as well as positive identification of the landlord and the tenants

Missing Shelton Man Found Dead

SHELTON, Wash. - The Mason County Sheriff's Department reports 19 year old Ehron A. Erickson, of Shelton, was found dead in a wooded area about 50 yards from the Allen Road Tuesday.  Deputies were able to locate the body of Erickson with the use of cadaver dogs brought in to assist in the search.  According to Deputies at the scene, Erickson suffered what appeared to be a self inflicted gunshot wound.  According to Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell, an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Erickson was reported missing by family members on October 11 and apparently was last seen on or about October 8.  Eririckson had left a note telling family members not to look for him.  Search efforts by volunteer search and rescue personnel were hampered because Erickson had armed himself as he went missing.  Tuesday’s search was undertaken by Search and Rescue volunteers who were accompanied by members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members.

SHELTON, Wash. - The Mason County Sheriff's Department reports 19 year old Ehron A. Erickson, of Shelton, was found dead in a wooded area about 50 yards from the Allen Road Wednesday.  Deputies were able to locate the body of Erickson with the use of cadaver dogs brought in to assist in the search.  According to Deputies at the scene, Erickson suffered what appeared to be a self inflicted gunshot wound.  According to Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell, an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Erickson was reported missing by family members on October 11 and apparently was last seen on or about October 8.  Eririckson had left a note telling family members not to look for him.  Search efforts by volunteer search and rescue personnel were hampered because Erickson had armed himself as he went missing.  Tuesday’s search was undertaken by Search and Rescue volunteers who were accompanied by members of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members.

One Jailed, One Hospitalized After Mason County Shooting

An early morning shooting resulted in the hospitalization of a Belfair man who sustained multiple gunshot wounds at his home at about 6:40 AM tuesday.  The injured man who is described as being in his fifties was apparently shot by a neighbor man.  Sheriff’s Detectives do not yet have a motive for the shooting, but preliminarily learned the shooter was a neighbor who came over to the victim’s residence to borrow something.  The shots rang out after the victim went outside with the suspect.

When Sheriff’s Deputies and Medics arrived the man was conscious and alert. Due to foggy weather and poor visibility, the man was transported by ground to St Josephs Hospital in Tacoma.  Tuesday he was reported in stable condition.

Warrant Arrest for Kidnapping Suspect

HOQUIAM, Wash. - Grays Harbor County Deputies and Hoquiam and Aberdeen officers have attempting to locate Harold Glenn Rath, a 31 year old Aberdeen man at arrest him on a warrant that stems from a Kidnapping investigation conducted by the Aberdeen Police Department.
 
On Wednesday August 19, 2009 at Grays Harbor County K-9 Officer Crawford received a tip that Rath was in the trailer park which is located in the 400 block of Queen Avenue, in Hoquiam.
Crawford and another deputy went to the scene at about 11:30 am and received additional information that Rath was possibly in a specific trailer. The deputies went to that trailer and spoke with the resident and inquired as to who was also in the trailer. The man told the deputies that his girlfriend was inside. The deputies then specifically asked if Rath was in the trailer and received a positive response. The resident and his girlfriend left the trailer and the deputies attempted to call to the man through the open door but got no response. They also sprayed a small amount of pepper spray into the trailer but the man in the trailer did not respond to the spray either. There was no telephone in the trailer for officers to use in an attempt to speak to Rath.