The following are summaries of selected cases filed in Grays Harbor County Superior Court for alleged crimes and individuals in our primary readership area. Information is from public court records. The complete superior court docket is available at http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/Clerk/Docket/index.asp. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Jamie L. Bryant — Bryant, aka Jamie L. Nielsen, 37, of Montesano was charged Nov. 14 with second-degree burglary.
On Nov. 12, Aberdeen police responded to a report of burglary at a department store.
A store security officer said he saw Bryant loading items into a shopping cart. Bryant had previously signed a no trespass document with the store in February 2012 for a previous incident. The employee saw Bryant allegedly exit the store without paying for any items, load items into her car and leave.
Police found Bryant a short distance from the store with unopened store merchandise in her vehicle. Arraignment was Nov. 19.
Justin R. Davidson — Davidson, 32, of Aberdeen was charged Nov. 14 with second-degree burglary.
On Nov. 1, Aberdeen police were dispatched to a bar on West First Street to investigate a possible burglary. The owner said a safe was missing and the cash register was damaged.
Surveillance video showed a man crawling along the floor to the cash register in the middle of the night, when the business was closed. A tattoo was visible when he reached up to the register. Davidson was located and arrested Nov. 9; the tattoo on his wrist matched the one in the video.
Arraignment was Nov. 19, bail was set at $25,000.
Jared R. Shapansky — Shapansky, 25, of Forks, was charged Nov. 14 with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Shapansky has prior convictions in Grays Harbor County for two counts of possession of stolen property in 2007 and two counts of residential burglary in 2008.
On Nov. 10, Aberdeen police responded to a call of a car in a ditch in the 1500 block of Harding Road. Police saw three people walking from the vehicle toward the patrol car. One of the individuals, identified as Shapansky, was talking on a cell phone with a backpack strapped to his back.
During the crash invesitgation, Shapansky sat on concrete blocks nearby. The officer later saw a pistol on the ground, where he had been sitting. The grass was fresh with dew but the pistol was dry. While he was being placed under arrest, Shapansky allegedy dropped a small packet of methamphetamine.
Bail was set at $10,000.