Grays Harbor County Sheriff warns of increased vehicle prowls in East county

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is warning of recent car prowl incidents and “crimes of opportunity.” Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells us two

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Grays Harbor vehicle prowls on the rise, mostly taking advantage of unlocked doors

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of vehicle prowls throughout the county that seem to be taking advantage of unlocked doors. Chief Criminal Deputy

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East Grays Harbor County residents asked to report suspicious activity

The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department is warning Brady and Satsop residents of an increase in Burglaries, Thefts, and Vehicle Prowls. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate tells

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Pacific County Sheriff’s Office introduces K-9 Ciko, handler Deputy Justin Kangas

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Increase in vehicle thefts, prowls, prompts local warning

HOQUIAM, Wash. - An increase in vehicle thefts and prowls in Aberdeen and Hoquiam has prompted local authorities to warn their residents.

Hoquiam Officer James Gaddis tells us so far there have been a total of six vehicle prowls, five of which have occurred within a few block radius in the west side of the city, including O street, Eklund, 3rd and Spruce streets.
All but two of the vehicles prowled were left unlocked. Items taken include two firearms, stereo equipment, and GPS system. All incidents appear to have occurred overnight.

Police Chief Jeff Myers said they are asking residents to make sure they lock their doors, do not leave valuables in the car and immediately report suspicious persons or activity.

Hoquiam Crime Watch Volunteers will be going through the neighborhoods today posting flyers on parked vehicles in the impacted area to spread the word.

Crimereports.com shows 26 incidents this month, and 11 vehicles recovered in Aberdeen and Hoquiam.