Newcastle police seek information on burglaries

September 13, 2011

NEW —5:40 p.m., Sept. 13, 2011

After three burglaries in the Hazelwood neighborhood in the last two weeks, and another resident reporting an attempted burglary, the Newcastle Police are reaching out to residents for information assisting in their investigations of the crimes.

According to a news release from Police Chief Melinda Irvine, there are multiple burglary groups breaking into homes on the Eastside, including in Newcastle and surrounding jurisdictions.

The entry or attempted entry in these instances was often made to a back window by cutting or prying screens open, according to the release.

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Newcastle man wins catch of the week award with 14-pound coho

September 13, 2011

NEW — 2:10 p.m., Sept. 12, 2011

Kenji Nishimura of Newcastle landed a 14 pound, 14 ounce coho on Sept. 10, winning the Westport Charter Boat Association’s catch of the week award.

Nishimura is on the derby board for the largest coho of the season and is in the running for the association’s $1,500 prize.

Salmon season will be closed on the ocean Sept. 18, but there will still be salmon fishing inside Grays Harbor.

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