BACKPAGE.COM ENCOUNTER ENDS WITH VIOLENT ROBBERY
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning they booked an individual into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree robbery in a case in which 53-year-old Chehalis man invited an “escort” to his home but was attacked, tied up and pistol whipped by two males who arrived with her. The victim was bound at the wrists and ankles while numerous valuables were stolen from his residence on the 900 block of Logan Hill Road, including televisions, his wallet, his cellphone and laptop computer, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said it happened last Friday, but the man didn’t report it until the following day. Property found in a vehicle seized by Chehalis police after a shoplifting incident led to Natrone Bostwick, 19, of Lakwood, according to Brown. Charges may be forthcoming for the two individuals who were with Bostwick when he was arrested on Tuesday, Brown said.
DRUGS, GUNS FOUND AFTER SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT
• Three people detained by troopers on Interstate 5 near milepost 68 following a suspected shoplifting incident at Home Depot in Chehalis on Tuesday afternoon were arrested for various offenses including organized retail theft. Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. about an incident at the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. After their vehicle was impounded and searched, police found firearms, drugs, paraphernalia and other items, including property believed to have been taken in a burglary, according to police. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Samath L. Hem, 23, Tacoma; Natrone D. Bostwick, 19, of Lakewood; and Alicia R. Chester, 21, from Tacoma, police department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.
• Centralia police were called about 8:25 a.m. yesterday to take a report of a burglary to a building on the 2700 block of West Reynolds Avenue. Food and other items were discovered missing but a complete list has not yet been provided, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police called just after 9 o’clock yesterday morning about an abandoned vehicle behind a laundry business on the 800 block of South Market Boulevard discovered 1994 Geo Metro had been reported stolen out of Centralia. The car was impounded, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A white 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck containing tools and logging equipment was stolen from an apartment complex at the 1700 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia, according to a report made on Tuesday to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Its license plate reads C65594B, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 29-year-old man picked up for a warrant was allegedly found with a baggie containing 1.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his wallet on Tuesday evening. When deputies contacted Shamus D. Gilligan on South Gold Street in Centralia, he allegedly gave them a false name, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gilligan, from Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
UNRULY INDIVIDUAL ARRESTED
• A 31-year-old Packwood resident was arrested for interfering with a health care facility and third-degree malicious mischief after police were called about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia. Adam M. Roberts was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called just after 6 p.m. yesterday regarding a gun stolen from a vehicle at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue.
• A firearm was reported stolen from a parked vehicle about 8:40 a.m. yesterday at the 500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia.
SEX CRIME INVESTIGATION
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday they arrested a 24-year-old Centralia resident for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old from Winlock. The alleged incident took place about two weeks ago in Winlock and authorities were notified last Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies contacted Jon C. Zammito at his home on Tuesday, arrested him for third-degree rape of a child and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.
SUSPICIOUS MATERIALS CHECKED ON BY POLICE
• It wasn’t a meth lab found in a deceased relative’s Chehalis apartment, but it was various household chemicals that appeared to have been assembled for the purpose of making meth, the Chehalis Police Department said this morning. An officer called on Monday about the find at the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue reports none of it was mixed together or processed in any way and the reporting party was given contact information for organizations that deal with those kinds of things, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said today.
ASSAULT IN COURTROOM FOLLOW UP
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday morning it is recommending charges of assault and intimidating a witness for defendant Dominic L. Combs, who when he saw his father enter the courtroom during Combs’ trial jumped from his seat and head butted the the 63-year-old man. Combs, 28, was on trial in Lewis County Superior Court on Monday for felony harassment and other charges. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Combs was handcuffed and wearing belly chains at the time and was detained at the entryway to Judge James Lawler’s courtroom by security and police. A mistrial was declared and the Centralia man was brought before another judge yesterday where they scheduled a date of May 23 to re-do the trial.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• Centralia police were called about 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday for a hit and run at the Johnson Road and Borst Avenue where a victim reported he was brushed by a car as he was walking onto the roadway. He fell back causing cuts to his hands, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, third-degree theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, immoral communication with minor; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 154 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:20 a.m. today.