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Missing Elma man found

March 24, 2014 Comments off

59 year old Richard Park of Elma was found over the weekend after search and rescue teams from 6 counties searched near his home.

Teams from Grays Harbor, King, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, & Mason Counties all joined the effort after Park walked away from his home in rural Elma last Wednesday.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s office had said that they would terminate the search if no clues were found.

Late Friday night, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office posted on their Twitter account, “Mr. Park has been located by family and is being attended to. Nice to have a happy ending to a long, suspenseful time.”

In addition to regional search and rescue; the Washington Civil Air Patrol, K-9 teams, quads, horses, jeeps, and boats were all used in the search efforts.

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Search continues for missing Elma man

March 21, 2014 Comments off

The search is continuing for a missing Elma man.

On Wednesday, between 3 pm and 4 pm, 59 year old Richard Park walked away from his home in the 1900 block of W. Star Lake Drive in Elma.

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was called and began a search & rescue mission.

As of Thursday morning, Richard had not been found and efforts continued with search and rescue teams from Grays Harbor, Mason, and Thurston Counties, as well as aircraft from the Washington Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Richard needs to be cared for and his family is extremely concerned.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Richard Park, please immediately call 911 or contact the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 360-427-7761, case # 14-03449.

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RICHARD LAWRENCE PARK, 59 YEARS OLD
DOB: 07/03/1954

WHITE MALE, GRAY GOATEE, 6’-00” TALL, 185 LBS., GRAY HAIR, BROWN EYES

LAST SEEN IN THE 1900 BLOCK OF W. STAR LAKE DRIVE, ELMA, WA, POSSIBLY CARRYING A FISHING POLE

NO VEHICLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PERSON.

NOTE: FAMILY MEMBERS STATE THAT DUE TO RICHARD’S BRAIN CANCER, HIS FUNCTIONAL AGE IS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD AND HIS BEHAVIOR CLOSELY RESEMBLES THAT OF AN ALZHEIMERS PATIENT.

LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTE: RICHARD PARK HAS A FELONY PROBATION VIOLATION ARREST WARRANT DATED FROM 1997 FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY.

Cosmopolis considers replacing police with Sheriff’s deputies

March 20, 2014 Comments off

The City of Cosmopolis has joined Westport in beginning discussions about the possibility of using the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office instead of local police.

At a workshop before their regular city council meeting last night, Sheriff Rick Scott spoke to the council and explained why other municipalities have done away with city police, saying the main reason was funding.

Both Scott and the council members said that Cosmopolis already has a well trained and effective police force, and that this conversation has nothing to do with staffing, but it is about the cost of operation.

Police Chief Casey Stratton said that they already have a good working relationship with the Sheriff’s Office, and at this time they are not in need of financial cuts.

If the conversation continues, a public meeting would be held for Cosmopolis residents.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department already contracts with the city of Oakville, providing a presence of 40 hours a week plus a deputy within “5-10 minutes” of the town at any given time for regular calls.

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Information sought on storage unit burglaries

March 20, 2014 Comments off

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone with information about a series of storage unit burglaries.

Last week, deputies were sent to the Hilltop Storage Company in Junction City for a number of storage units that had been burglarized. The manager said that the lock on three units had been damaged and the burglaries likely occurred sometime during business hours. At this time, a washer and dryer and numerous tools are known to have been stolen.

The next day, deputies responded to the Glenn Road Storage Units in Montesano for more burglaries. The owner discovered that five of the units had different locks on them then what should have been. Only two of the units were currently rented. After cutting the locks, deputies discovered several items missing from the two rented units. The other three units had nothing in them. Items taken include special aviation tools and equipment and parts.

Again it was believed that the burglaries occurred during business hours and the suspects placed the locks on the units to hide the crime.

Anyone with information on these storage unit burglaries is asked to contact the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department at 360-249-3711, or the Grays Harbor Dispatch Center at 360-533-8765 if after hours.

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