Would-be burglary ends with stabbings


Three men are in the hospital after a man and his two adult sons tried to enter an apartment in Raymond Feb. 6, according to the Raymond Police Department. The resident was allegedly bludgeoned by the men, and two of the alleged trespassers were stabbed by the resident’s friend.

At about 2:30 p.m., police received a call from a 19-year-old man reporting his 29-year-old friend had been hurt and he had stabbed two intruders in self-defense. When police arrived, they found the caller being treated for a cut on his hand by the Raymond Fire Department.

He reported three men had forced their way into the 29-year-old’s apartment, hitting the man on the head and knocking him unconscious. He was transported to Willapa Harbor Hospital, but moved to another facility because of the severity of his injury.

In defense of himself and his friend, he said, the 19-year-old stabbed the men with a long knife. They fled to Willapa Harbor Hospital. The father, 61, and one of the sons, 31, had stab wounds in their abdomens and were transported to another facility because of the extent of their injuries. The other son, 28, had a minor injury to his hand and was booked into Pacific County Jail on investigation of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault with $250,000 bail.