Thursday was a busy night for Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Deputies on the South Beach.
Just after 7:30 last night, Westport Police and GHCSO received reports of threats being made on social media by a former student of Ocosta High School toward two other students. All three live in Westport. Following an investigation, a 19 year old Westport man was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Felony Harassment.
Around 10 pm, Deputy Gay saw a man walking along side SR 105 in Grayland, pushing a handtruck. Due to recent burglaries in the area, Deputy Gay attempted to contact the man who dropped the handtruck and ran into the nearby brush. Unfortunately for the man, Deputy Gay is also the county’s K9 handler. Deputy Gay and KP Max started tracking the man and a short distance into the brush they found a large generator. It was apparent the generator was recently placed at this location and most likely stolen. A short distance from the generator, the suspect was found and initially man refused to come out. K9 Max was able to convince the suspect to surrender, resulting in minor abrasions to the suspect’s leg.
The man was transported to Grays Harbor County Jail and booked on several outstanding warrants, in addition to possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Deputies located a nearby home where the suspect had stolen the generator and returned it to the owner.
An investigation will continue into the suspect’s possible involvement with other area crimes.
Shortly after 11 pm, deputies responded to Grayland for a reported Domestic Violence Assault. Deputies contacted a 49 year old man who had been involved in a fight with a 36 year old woman at the home. The woman was intoxicated and not overly cooperative, yet both admitted to fighting. The 49 year old was arrested and transported to GHC Jail where he was booked for Domestic Violence Assault 4th degree.
The Grayland woman had only minor injuries.