Dispatches for Aug. 8

  • Mon Aug 7th, 2017 7:00pm
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Transient stabbed across the street from Aberdeen jail

Two men attacked and stabbed a 35-year-old man in plain view of Aberdeen Corrections staff just before 2 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of East Market Street, according to a statement by Aberdeen Police Detective Jason Perkinson.

Staff witnessed the assault and contacted patrol officers, who arrived to find the two suspects continuing to chase the victim into an alley. One subject seen fleeing the area was identified as one of the attackers by corrections staff and was detained. The victim was found at the corner of North H Street and the alley and had a single stab wound to the chest. As the victim was transported to the hospital, the second suspect was found under a nearby trailer; he was arrested without incident. The two suspects, a 29-year-old Tenino man and a 22-year-old Elma man, are believed to be transients and were arrested for first-degree assault. The victim is listed in serious condition after being transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The incident was apparently sparked when the two suspects found the victim sleeping in their spot.

Oil slick on 101 sends two motorcyclists to Harborview

A 65-year-old Hoquiam man and his passenger, a 50-year-old Hoquiam woman, were sent to the hospital after the motorcycle they were driving hit an oil slick on U.S. 101, nine miles north of Hoquiam on Friday afternoon. According to Paul Petrinovich from the Washington State Patrol, both riders of the 1997 Honda motorcycle were ejected when the bike hit the slick and wound up off the roadway in the brush to the right northbound lane. Both were wearing helmets and were initially taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, but then were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with undisclosed injuries. The roadway was partially blocked for nearly four hours after the accident.

Medical event leads to crash on 109

A 39-year-old Gig Harbor man suffered a “medical event” while driving southbound on State Route 109 on Friday afternoon, causing his 2000 Nissan Quest van to cross the center line and northbound lane and leave the roadway a mile west of Hoquiam at Harborview Court. According to State Patrolman Paul Petrinovich, the vehicle sustained reportable damage and the driver was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, where his condition is not known.