Three men are in custody after police say they broke into the the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport building in Junction City East of Aberdeen last week. Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Dave Pimentel said several items were stolen along with most of the building’s electrical wiring. The suspects did approximately $60,000 worth of damage to the building while stealing the wire.
They apparently spent several hours over the 14th and 15th taking the wire. The three suspects were later taken into custody on an unrelated burglary in South Bend attempting to do another commercial burglary. Pimentel said a 50 year old man, as well as a 47 and 34 year old woman were linked to the Historical Seaport burglary on Hagara Street. All three suspects are residents of the Maple Valley area in King County.
On 06-25-2015 detectives from the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office served two search warrants with the assistance of the King County Sheriff’s Office in the Maple Valley. They were able to recover two safe panels and some artwork along with several hundred pounds of stripped copper wire that was taken from the burglary at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport.
The three suspects are currently in the Pacific County Jail and are awaiting charges in Grays Harbor County.
The Historical Seaport had recently rented their former headquarters to a company that planned to sublet the property for a licensed marijuana grow operation under Washington Initiative 502.