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Charles Longshore remains at large and could be in Portland area

May 31, 2012 Comments off

In a release from Shelton Police Lieutenant Les Watson he tells KXRO that Charles Sydney Longshore remains at large.

A 17 year old female has been booked into the Mason County Juvenile Detention Facility charged with Rendering Criminal Assistance in the 1st Degree. It is believed that the girl held information from authorities that could have resulted in the early arrest of Charles Longshore.

Investigation into this double homicide has led Detectives to believe that Longshore may have been in the Portland area Tuesday night in a black Hyundai Santa Fe bearing Washington license number 533ZMQ. Anyone spotting this vehicle is urged to immediately call 911.

Longshore is wanted for two counts of homicide as well as for a felony warrant. He is described as a Native American male, 6’2”, 186lbs with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos including the word “Native” on his forearm as well as lettering on his chest and on the left side of his neck.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Shelton Police Department at 360-426-4441.

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Ocean Shores man airlifted to Harborview after skateboard accident

May 31, 2012 Comments off

The Ocean Shores Police Department is investigating a accident that resulted in a 23 year old Ocean Shores man being admitted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The 23 year old man was driven to the Ocean Shores Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon with severe head injuries. Ocean Shores Deputy Police Chief Russ Fitts tells KXRO that the man was riding a skateboard and being towed by a car driven by a 20-year old Copalis Crossing man. The man fell off of the skateboard resulting in serious head trauma. He was not wearing a helmet.

After being transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. The investigation is still continuing.

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AHAB test scheduled for Monday at noon

May 31, 2012 Comments off

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management wants to remind residents that the All Hazard Alert Broadcast siren will conduct its monthly countywide test on Monday, June 04 at noon. The test is scheduled for the first Monday of each month at noon.

AHAB sirens located in Aberdeen, Hoquiam and along the coast will be included in the test.

AHAB sirens have a range of about one mile and will sound the Westminster Chimes followed by a voice message. These sirens are meant to provide emergency notification to people who are outdoors. Citizens are encouraged to obtain and maintain a working NOAA Weather Radio for indoor notification.

Authorities ask that residents do not call 911 regarding this testing. If you have any questions or reports regarding the test, please contact Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at 360-249-3911 or ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

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Private liquor sales scheduled to start tomorrow pending court case

May 31, 2012 Comments off

Private liquor sales could begin as early as tomorrow in Grays Harbor and statewide, and despite the fact state liquor stores have all been sold, the Washington Supreme Court plans to rule today on the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative. This week, the Ocean Shores liquor store sold for $275 thousand. That was $70 thousand more than it had sold during the first auction. The winning bidder in the first auction failed to pay and the store was put back up for sale.

Initiative 1183 allows stores larger than 10,000 square feet and some smaller stores to begin selling liquor on Friday.

However, initiative opponents have filed suit, arguing that the measure violates state rules requiring initiatives to address only one subject. The measure included a provision for public safety funding.

A judge rejected that claim, but opponents appealed to the Supreme Court. The entire measure would be nullified if the court determines voters would have rejected the initiative without the public safety provision.

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The search continues for Shelton double homicide suspect

May 31, 2012 Comments off

The search continues this morning for 22 year old Charles Sydney Longshore, the suspected shooter in Monday’s double homicide of 19 year old Tyler Drake and 37 year old Anitrea Taber. Police searched a home near the Squaxin Island Tribal Headquarters on Wednesday. He was not in the home, but 2 other individuals were arrested on unrelated warrants.

It is believed that the murders were the result of a drug debt.

Police have arrested 32-year-old Robert Raphael and 24-year-old Kristina Selwyn for rendering criminal assistance to Longshore following the shooting. Raphael also charged with investigation of two counts of first-degree murder.

A vehicle was found abandoned in McCleary on Monday afternoon with evidence that linked it to Longshore. Undersheriff Rick Scott tells KXRO that multiple agencies responded after the vehicle was found.

Longshore is wanted for two counts of homicide as well as for a felony warrant. He is described as a Native American male, 6’2”, 186lbs with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos including the word “Native” on his forearm as well as lettering on his chest and on the left side of his neck.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Shelton Police Department at 360-426-4441.

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Free CERT training at Grays Harbor College

May 30, 2012 Comments off

Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will be offering free Community Emergency Response Training, or CERT, at Grays Harbor College.

CERTs are formed by members of a neighborhood or workplace, who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities.

This course is rarely offered and trains participants in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. All training is open to individuals and to groups.

CERTs are considered “Good Samaritans” and covered under the Volunteer Protection Act. CERT volunteers do not have any authority beyond serving as “Good Samaritan” when helping others.

The 20 hour training class will be offered starting Friday June 08.

If you would like to attend, please contact Grays Harbor Emergency Management at GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us or call (360) 249-3911.

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WDFW seek oyster growers for Willapa Bay advisory board

May 30, 2012 Comments off

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking shellfish growers interested in serving on the Willapa Bay Oyster Reserve Advisory Board. The advisory board advises the department on issues related to oyster reserve management, growing operations, and research in Willapa Bay.

The board meets quarterly at the WDFW Willapa Bay Field station in Nahcotta. All volunteer board positions are currently open on the six-member board. Membership of the board is comprised of shellfish growers who participate in reserve sales as well as those who do not.

The two-year term runs July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014. All qualified candidates may apply, including former and current members of the board. Responses are due by June 15. Advisory appointments will be announced by July 1.

Candidates should submit a brief letter stating relevant experience, reasons they wish to serve as a board member and contact information (telephone number, mailing address and email address). Mail to Bruce Kauffman, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, P.O. Box 190, Ocean Park, WA 98640.

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