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Facebook group locates owner of charm bracelet lost years ago in Hoquiam

Darlene's facebook post read "FOUND---several years ago a charm bracelet with a picture of a little girl and six kids names on it. They are Kenny 11-29-61, Tommy 5-19-64, Cathy 10-13-58,Karen 12-18-64, Jimmy 12-28-61 and Mike 9-17-58. If there is anyone who might know this family I would love to return the bracelet. I did try to find the owner when I first found it in front of my gate on Sumner Avenue in Hoquiam."
Darlene's facebook post read "FOUND---several years ago a charm bracelet with a picture of a little girl and six kids names on it. They are Kenny 11-29-61, Tommy 5-19-64, Cathy 10-13-58,Karen 12-18-64, Jimmy 12-28-61 and Mike 9-17-58. If there is anyone who might know this family I would love to return the bracelet. I did try to find the owner when I first found it in front of my gate on Sumner Avenue in Hoquiam."

Darlene’s facebook post read “FOUND—several years ago a charm bracelet with a picture of a little girl and six kids names on it. They are Kenny 11-29-61, Tommy 5-19-64, Cathy 10-13-58,Karen 12-18-64, Jimmy 12-28-61 and Mike 9-17-58. …I did try to find the owner when I first found it in front of my gate on Sumner Avenue in Hoquiam.”

A long lost family heirloom has been recovered thanks to a local facebook group. Hoquiam resident Darlene Beardslee tells us she found the bracelet several years ago in front of her yard on Sumner Avenue. “I picked it up and of course charm bracelets I’ve had those with pictures of my children on them so.” She listed it in the local paper, and called local radio stations at the time but no one stepped forward to claim it. The bracelet was intriguing, with a small photo of a little girl on one charm, and 6 other charms that featured a first name and birth date.

Darlene said she saw someone else post a bracelet on the facebook group of about 9,000 called Grays Harbor Swap and Shop, and said “So I thought well, why not.”
After some sleuthing from group members, those names began to find matching last names and it turned out that one of the men named on the bracelet frequents the Grays Harbor YMCA with Darlene’s husband. Darlene said her husband returned the bracelet this morning.

Pasha Automotive Services is January Business of the Month

Greater Grays Harbor Inc.

Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. has announced that Pasha Automotive Services is their Business of the Month for January.

The shipping business has been in Grays Harbor for five years, and a member for that whole time.

In the last year, Pasha has supported United Way, local schools, Foodball, youth sports, YMCA of Grays Harbor, Scouts, Morningside, Cosmopolis fire fighters, Coastal Harvest, Christmas for Kids and many other non-profits.

Employees of Pasha take part in Rotary and Elks.

“Pasha has been a great business to have on the Harbor, it not only gives back but it hires local people and is growing,” said Georgia Bravos, Vice Chair of the ambassadors.

When asked why Greater Grays Harbor was important to Pasha, general manager Matt Raasch said, “GGHI has helped us network with local companies when we are needing help with finding vendors for projects within our business.”

The Business of the Month is based on excellence in image, employee relations, community service, support of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. and customer service. Only 12 awards are made each year and chosen from about 500 members.

Detectives learn purse-snatching victim was selling her pills, shut down drug house with “rest of the story”

The victim said the suspect was able to rip the purse from her hands and he fled westbound on foot down an alley. The victim suffered scrape marks during the struggle and was not otherwise injured.

Hoquiam units responded to the area to establish containment with the assistance of Aberdeen Police units. Aberdeen PD called out their canine team and a track was conducted from the scene; but the suspect was not located at that time.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned the victim had received a phone call from a neighbor asking about her whereabouts. The victim indicated she was at the pharmacy getting a prescription filled. It was not coincidental the robbery occurred immediately upon her return to her apartment building.

The neighbor was arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant from the Hoquiam Municipal Court and booked into the City Jail. He was interviewed by detectives into the evening at which point they learned he had not only called the victim, but apparently had been assisting the victim with selling her prescription pain medication on the street in the past.

Detectives re-interviewed the victim and confirmed that the victim had been selling her pills. This also led to specific information as to the identity of the robbery suspect as well as the suspect’s residence in the 2100 block of Broadway Ave in Hoquiam. Officers were very familiar with the suspect and his residence due to prior cases and frequent neighborhood complaints about the location.

On Friday, November 8th, detectives were able to secure a search warrant for the home in the 2100 block of Broadway Ave based on the information learned to date in the investigation. Hoquiam officers served the search warrant with the assistance of the Aberdeen CRU Team.

Tactical officers were used to assist in serving the search warrant as the suspect was wanted for the armed robbery and was already out on bail regarding another HPD case. The suspect was already facing five to six years in prison if convicted of the prior offense. There was a concern for the safety of the officers as well as the cooperation of the suspect and others known to reside or commonly be present at the home.

The warrant was served at 1608 hours and six occupants were detained, including the robbery suspect. During a search of the premises, detectives recovered heroin, drug packaging, cash and prescription pills of the same type as those taken in the robbery.

Since the residence is a rental, the landlord will be served notice of the drug violations pursuant to state law.

The suspect, a 35-year old Hoquiam man was subsequently booked in the county jail on pending felony charges. Detectives have continued to interview witnesses (and persons with information) as the case is still under active investigation.

“I am very proud of the work of our officers and detectives in solving this robbery so quickly, especially once we learned the rest of the story.  At the same time, this drug house has been shut down, hopefully for good.  Targeting drug dealers and locations is one of our three department Focus Points.” –Chief Jeff Myers

Purse robbery near Grays Harbor YMCA prompts brief lockdown

HOQUIAM, Wash. – The YMCA of Grays Harbor was on lockdown this morning, after Hoquiam police report a purse robbery at knifepoint two blocks away. Police Chief Jeff Myers tells us a K-9 unit was called in to assist, and police are working to contain a suspect in the area. The robbery was reported in the 2700 block of Aberdeen Avenue. We’ll give you more details as they become available.

The YMCA reports they are no longer locked down, and were given a desciption of the man as a white male, age 25, about 5’9″ heavyset with no facial hair wearing a blue hoody.