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Two arrested in Shelton homicide. Suspected shooter still at large.

May 30, 2012 Comments off

Shelton Police have arrested two people in Monday’s double homicide of 19 year old Tyler Drake and 37 year old Anitrea Taber but say they’re still looking for a third person in the shooting.

32-year-old Robert Raphael has been booked into the Mason County Jail for investigation of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of rendering criminal assistance. In addition, 24-year-old Kristina Selwyn was booked for investigation of rendering criminal assistance.

Police continue their search for 22 year old Charles Sydney Longshore. Longshore is described as a Native American male, 6’2”, 186lbs with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos including lettering on the left side of his neck.

A vehicle linked to Longshore was found in McCleary. Undersheriff Rick Scott tells KXRO that multiple agencies responded to the intersection of William McCleary Rd and Mox Chehalis Rd in McCleary just after 5pm on Monday after the vehicle was found abandoned. Evidence was found inside that linked the vehicle to Longshore.

Longshore is wanted for two counts of homicide as well as for a felony Department of Corrections warrant.

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

 

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Vehicle linked to double homicide suspect found in McCleary

May 29, 2012 Comments off

A vehicle linked to double homicide suspect Charles Sydney Longshore was found in McCleary. Undersheriff Rick Scott tells KXRO that multiple agencies responded to the intersection of William McCleary Rd and Mox Chehalis Rd in McCleary just after 5pm on Monday after the vehicle was found abandoned. Evidence was found inside that linked the vehicle to Longshore.

Authorities from Thurston County will search the vehicle for clues on the suspect’s whereabouts.

Longshore is suspected in the double homicide of 19 year old Tyler Drake and 37 year old Anitrea Taber found Monday morning just after 1am after residents reported gunshots in the area.

Officers identified the suspect in these homicides as 22 year old Charles Sydney Longshore. Longshore is described as a Native American male, 6’02”, 186lbs with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. He has multiple tattoos including lettering on the left side of his neck.

Police questioned a man and a woman on Monday who they believe may have information about the double homicide. Lt. Les Watson with the Shelton Police Department says police served a search warrant on a nearby home Monday because of a connection between the victims and residents of that home.

A SWAT team surrounded that house and a stand-off ensued. Before police fired tear gas into the home, a woman, a teenage girl and two small kids exited the house. Police used tear gas, and detained the man and woman who eventually came out of the house.

Longshore is wanted for two counts of homicide as well as for a felony Department of Corrections warrant.

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

Corps of Engineers develop strategy to Grays Harbor dredging

May 29, 2012 Comments off

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking sources to a strategy to potentially dredge Grays Harbor. In a notice, the Corps says that the purpose is to measure the interest of businesses in the dredging nearly 1 million cubic yards of sediment from the Grays Harbor Inner Harbor Navigation Channel per year for three years.

The dredging is valued at $10 to 25 million.

Businesses interested have until June 7th to respond.

The notice states that there are no plans and specs for this project at this time and that the announcement is for planning purposes only.

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WDFW auction off racks and antlers seized from poachers

May 29, 2012 Comments off

Nearly a thousand antlers seized from poachers over the last decade by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officers can be purchased during an online auction currently under way through June 5.
Items that will be available during the auction include trophy elk, deer, and moose racks as well as 1000 lbs of single antlers.

Photos of the antlers and other information about the auction, including how to view the items in person, are available online at http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/state,wa/browse/home?tm=m.

Mike Cenci, deputy chief of enforcement for WDFW, said this auction is a great opportunity for people to own trophy elk, deer and moose racks.

“Unfortunately, this auction also highlights the fact that poaching is a serious problem in Washington,” Cenci said. “Poachers steal directly from the citizens, and disadvantage hunters in Washington – the vast majority of which follow the law.”

Funds from the antler auction will be used in the fight against poaching, which includes paying rewards to people who report fish and wildlife violations that lead to a conviction, said Cenci.

Categories: Harbor News, KXRO Outdoors

Police search for suspect in Shelton double homicide

May 29, 2012 Comments off

Officers responded to the 200 block of West Harvard Avenue on Monday just after 1am after residents reported gunshots in the area. 2 victims, 19 year old Tyler Drake and 37 year old Anitrea Taber, were found dead in a nearby home.

Officers identified the suspect as 22 year old Charles Sydney Longshore. Longshore is described as a Native American male, 6’02”, 185lbs with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a large tattoo on the left side of his neck.

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

Longshore is wanted for two counts of homicide as well as for a felony Department of Corrections warrant.

Hoquiam Plywood sale is official

May 25, 2012 Comments off

After months of paperwork and meetings, Pacific States Industries today announced it has purchased the Hoquiam Plywood facility. Negotiations began months ago as the company made repairs to the closed mill that had shut down operations in October of last year.

“We are real happy to get people back to work” said Hoquiam mayor Jack Durney.

On May 14, the Hoquiam City Council adopted an ordinance vacating a portion of Panama Avenue, a portion of an unimproved alley, and a portion of Woodlawn Street, adjacent to property owned by Hoquiam Plywood. Mark McFeely, who represented Hoquiam Plywood at the meeting, asked for the council to streamline the process so they can finally get people back to work.

Pacific States Industries did not give a date that the facility would restart operation.

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McCleary Light & Power investigating yesterday’s power outage

May 25, 2012 Comments off

McCleary residents were in the dark on Thursday as the north half of the city was without power for approximately 2 hours yesterday from 11am to 1pm. Crews are still investigating the cause of the outage.

Nick Bird, Director of Public Works for McCleary Light & Power, says that if a repair is necessary, they believe it can be done without additional service interruptions.

 

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