Woman fights off intruder with lamp


An 82-year-old woman was awakened early Friday morning by a man rummaging through her night stand, the Hoquiam Police Department reported. The woman fought off the intruder with a lamp.

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Chenault Avenue at about 5:45 a.m. Friday for a report of a burglary. The woman reported she was asleep in bed when an intruder woke her, and she yelled at him to get out. She said the man hit her in the face, and she fought back, striking him with a lamp.

He then ran away from the home.

Officers set up a perimeter and called the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office for a K-9 track, but didn’t find the suspect. The officer did locate other evidence along the man’s trail.

The woman sustained minor injuries and was transported by the Hoquiam Fire Department to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, where she was later released.

Anyone with any further information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Krohn at 360-532-0892 ext. 102 or Detective Blundred at 360-532-0892 ext. 109.