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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Police take 'shot in the dark,' apprehend Most Wanted in Goldendale home


Jess Macinko

TAKING CHARGE OF CHARGE: Goldendale and county police swarmed to 101 E. Broadway Thursday and arrested Edwin Charge, Jr. (center in red shirt). Charge was hiding in insulation in an attic space above a bathroom.

Goldendale Police have been looking for Edwin Charge Jr. for almost exactly one year. On Jan. 26, at approximately 3:30 p.m., they got him.

Charge has been on the run since January 2016, when police issued a warrant for felony charges of vehicle prowls, residential burglaries and theft. Charge fled the county, residing in California for a time, but last week he came back on the radar. Believing Charge was back in Goldendale, Police Chief Reggie Bartkowski began a survey of likely hangouts.

A "shot in the dark" visit to a West Second Street residence flushed Charge out the back door. Aided by the County Sherriff's office, police were able to tighten the net, confining Charge to one block...

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