Six individuals were arrested Thursday morning during a search warrant of an east Aberdeen residence. Recovered in the search warrant were three firearms stolen during a burglary at the burned out Aberdeen Museum of History.
On June 9th at about 9:27 AM there was a fire at the Armory Building located at 111 E. 3rd St. in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen Museum of History sustained substantial fire damage. Following the fire, the building was secured with plywood sheets and structural walls were braced until the building was determined safe for archivists to enter and begin the recovery process. On September 17th an employee discovered a plywood panel on the east end of the building had been pulled away, and access could have been gained by persons unknown. On October 8th the archival crew was able to enter the building and begin their recovery process. During their search, the crew was unable to locate seven antique firearms which had been secured in a locked locker in an office in the building. The burglary of the stolen firearms was reported to the Aberdeen Police Department on the afternoon of October 10th at 4:11 PM.
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating an unrelated burglary that occurred in the county. Based on information from their investigation, they were able to secure a search warrant for an address in east Aberdeen. On the morning of October 25th at about 9:00 AM a large team of officers and detectives from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, the Aberdeen Police Department, and the Grays Harbor County Drug Task force served the search warrant on the residence in the 1000 block of E. Market. During the search, a total of eleven firearms were located at the residence, and three of those firearms have been confirmed to be stolen rifles from the Armory Building. At this time a stolen antique Asian manufactured pistol and three long guns (rifles) are still outstanding. If you have any information of the whereabouts of the firearms, please contact Aberdeen Police Detective Jason Perkinson at #360-538-4424.
The 56-year old Aberdeen resident was arrested at the scene for Unlawful Possession of Firearms, and he was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail. Another 55-year old Aberdeen man was arrested on an outstanding Aberdeen Municipal Court warrants, and he was booked into the Aberdeen Jail. Three females (33-year old Aberdeen, 45-year old Aberdeen, and 26-year old Ocean Shores) were also arrested on outstanding Aberdeen Municipal Court warrants, and they were booked into the Aberdeen Jail. A 53-year old Aberdeen woman was arrested on a Department of Corrections warrant, and she was booked into the Hoquiam Jail.