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Press Releases
March 2018





March 12, 2018
Writer/Contact: Pat Matlock, Chief Criminal Deputy
Pacific County Sheriff’s Office
(360) 875-9398 or
Two Naselle Youth Camp Inmates Captured After Escaping a Work Crew Vehicle  
Raymond, WA. – This morning at approximately 8:56 am, the Pacific County Communications Center received a call from a Department of Natural Resources employee explaining that two of his inmate workers had escaped from the work crew vehicle as the vehicle stopped at the intersection of State Route 101 and Fowler Street. The inmate workers were residents of the Naselle Youth Camp.

Clothing and physical descriptions of the male inmate escapees were provided to the responding law enforcement agencies. The Raymond Police Department requested mutual aid assistance and coordinated the search effort.  Several officers responded to the area to set up containment in order to search for the escapees. Officers also notified residents in the area as they searched.

At about 9:39 am, a residence in the 500 block of Barnhart Street reported that she saw the two escapees take off their Youth Camp issued red shirts and flee. The caller provided a direction of travel that the escapees took. Shortly after, Deputy Jesse Eastham spotted the escapees and chased them on foot into a dense and brushy area near Barnhart Street. At about 9:45 am, the two escapees were tracked down by Deputy Eastham and apprehended. The two escapees were transported to the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to the Naselle Youth Camp authorities.

“The swift capture of the two escapees was a direct result of the mutual aid provided by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, the South Bend Police Department and the Washington State Patrol”.” I am very thankful for the quick response of the agencies that assisted as well as the keen eyes of our citizens that aided in this capture,” stated Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor.

Man getting arrested
Man getting arrested




Sincer M. Nerton was taken into custody in Coos County Oregon. Both suspects in home invasion robbery now in custody.



March 7, 2018
Writer/Contact: Pat Matlock, Chief Criminal Deputy
Pacific County Sheriff’s Office
(360) 875-9398 or
One Suspect in Home Invasion Robbery Arrested, While Other Is Still Wanted  
NEMAH- On March 3rd during the early morning hours, the Pacific County Communications Center received a report of violent home invasion robbery at a residence located in the 5300 block of State Route 101 within Pacific County. The caller reported that two suspects, male and female, shot several bullets into her residence from the outside shattering windows and doors. The caller also reported that the two suspects had forced their way into the residence at gun point and restrained the occupants of the residence. The two suspects ransacked the residence and shot several more bullets into the interior of the residence.

The victims didn’t sustain any major injuries and the two suspects stole cash, more firearms and other valuables. The suspects then fled the residence. One of the occupants of the residence was able to free herself and get a partial vehicle description that the suspects had left in, which was a dark colored hatchback with Oregon license plates.

Investigators arrived on scene and began to gather initial information regarding the incident. Investigators discovered that the two suspects were known to the victims and in fact had resided at that residence in the past.  A (be on the lookout) request to surrounding law enforcement jurisdictions regarding the suspects information and the description of the vehicle that they had left in was issued.
Investigators finished processing the crime scene at the residence, collecting evidence and conducting interviews with the occupants. The two suspects were identified as Joshua A. Turner age 26 and Sincer M. Nerton, age 19 of Naselle.

Deputies searched the Naselle and Nemah area for any sign of the vehicle and the suspects. Through investigative efforts they learned that the two suspects may have been heading to the Coos Bay Oregon area. Two $500,000 felony arrest warrants were issued from Pacific County Superior Court for the arrest of Turner and Nerton.

Last night at about 8 PM, law enforcement officers in the Coos Bay, Oregon area arrested Joshua Turner walking along a roadway. Nerton was not with him and is still wanted. Pictured is Nerton. If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office or the local law enforcement jurisdiction where she is observed.

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