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Centralia mother pleads guilty to severe neglect of son

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm
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Mary G. Foxworth keeps her head down as she leaves the defense table in Lewis County Superior Court.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Centralia mother of boy who at 16 years old was so malnourished he weighed less than 60 pounds pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree criminal mistreatment.

Her husband made the same plea last week.

Mary G. Foxworth, 43, admitted to a judge in Lewis County Superior Court she failed to provide basic necessities of life, recklessly causing great bodily harm.

Foxworth, seated beside her lawyer Jacob Clark, answered the judge’s questions so quietly in the nearly empty courtroom, she could barely be heard.

Judge Joely O’Rourke queried her, to make sure she was capable of understanding the proceedings. The last grade Foxworth completed in school was the ninth grade, she said.

The couple entered into deals with prosecutors to plead guilty as charged and avoid a trial, in which if so-called aggravating circumstances were added and they were convicted, a judge would be free to sentence them to up to 10 years in prison.

The standard sentencing range they will face at sentencing is 51 months to 68 months of incarceration.

The charges were filed at the end of last year, after an investigation that began almost a year earlier. The couple has not been held in jail.

Prosecutors alleged the boy had not seen a doctor since 2007 and had not been enrolled in school since 2011, yet had two siblings who appeared healthy and presented little concern.

The situation came to light when the Foxworths took their son to the doctor in January of 2016, saying he had not been eating or drinking for about three weeks and had abdominal pain. Medical providers described him as skin and bones, whiter than a sheet of paper and he was hospitalized, suffering from severe malnutrition, severe constipation and anemia, according to Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Melissa Bohm.

Bohm alleged further he weighed just 54 pounds, was missing patches of hair, could not stand on his own, was wearing pull-ups and needed 24 of his teeth treated when he was seen by a dentist.

Charging documents don’t indicate when he he was put in foster care, but state that at some point before December 2016, he had grown more than three inches and his weight increased to 93 pounds.

No further explanation has been shared by authorities, except Mary Foxworth reportedly said she didn’t know when her son began to lose weight because she was too wrapped up in her own depression.

She was accompanied in court yesterday by two women, who left with her after the short hearing.

Anthony S. Foxworth Sr., 45, and his wife are scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 1. in Lewis County Superior Court.
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For background, read “‘Skin and bones’: Parents charged with severe neglect of teen” from Thursday January 5, 2017, here

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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AUTO THEFT

• A stolen vehicle from Portland was recovered unoccupied about 7:15 p.m. yesterday at Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of South Gold Street about 1 p.m. yesterday to take a report of the theft of two chainsaws.

CAR PROWL

• A power converter and a spare key were reported stolen from a vehicle at the 600 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 3:10 a.m. today.

• Centralia police were called about 9:30 a.m. yesterday about the theft of gas from a vehicle at the 1100 block of West Main Street.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just before 10 a.m. yesterday about a tire on a vehicle being “punched” at the 200 block of Southeast Park Hill Drive.

DRUGS

• A 46-year-old Centralia man was arrested after an officer was notified about 7:18 p.m. yesterday of a fight in a parking lot along the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue and contacted a man who had an outstanding warrant. A search of Jeremy L. Boggess incident to his arrest turned up a a pipe which field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Boggess was booked into the Lewis County Jail for his warrant and for possession of a controlled substance, according to police. The alleged victim from the suspected fight didn’t want charges pursued, police said.

UNWANTED PICTURE

• An individual called Chehalis police yesterday morning after receiving a text with a nude photo from an unknown person.

STINKY SMELL

• A person called Chehalis police from the 1200 block of Northwest State Avenue yesterday morning to complain that their customers were complaining of a bad odor from a marijuana facility.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• One person was hurt and two cars were totaled in a three-vehicle accident this morning on state Route 6 just west of Chehalis. Troopers called to the scene near milepost 50 at 6:20 a.m. report a Toyota 4Runner and a Toyota Corolla station wagon were stopped because a semi truck was blocking the roadway and and the 45-year-old driver of a Honda Accord was unable to stop in time, striking one car and pushing it to the other. Sahib Singh, 45, from Chehalis, was injured and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and his Honda was impounded, according to the Washington State Patrol. Singh was to be issued a citation for following too closely, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, hit and run, probation violation, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault, violation of anti-harassment order; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, harassment, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 156 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm
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Updated at 6:12 p.m.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 26-year-old man was arrested for attempting to elude after failing to stop for a deputy who tried to pull him over, and then jumping out of his vehicle, which rolled into a light pole early yesterday morning. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports it was about 4:35 a.m. when the deputy was traveling southbound on the 1500 block of Gold Street in Centralia and spotted the man’s vehicle heading northbound in the same lane. The vehicle reportedly pulled into a parking lot and then headed south, before the driver jumped out, according to the sheriff’s office. The suspect, James L. Mead was taken into custody and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Chief Deputy Dusty Breen.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 900 block of South Gold Street where someone had forced their way inside and stole cash and negotiable documents.

• An officer was called to a home on the 600 block of M Street in Centralia on Saturday morning to take a report of the theft of jewelry.

• An ATV and tools were stolen from a garage at the 900 block of L Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1 p.m. on Friday.

• Centralia police were called to the 3000 block of Russell Road in Centralia about 10:50 a.m. on Friday where cash was reported stolen from a drop box.

• Chehalis police were called on Friday to take a report of theft from a storage unit on the 1900 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue. Among the property missing are suitcases and clothing totaling about $2,000, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called on Friday by an individual who reported the theft of a small purse containing identification, a credit card and a cell phone on Oct. 7 from the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Prosecutors today charged a 24-year-old Centralia man with offenses related to allegedly being found with pouches containing 60 grams of methamphetamine and 40 grams of heroin when he was picked up on a warrant on March 22. Gabriel Escamilla Jr. allegedly stated he was willing to “work with law enforcement” but his cooperation was sparse at first and then dwindled to nothing, according to charging documents. The court documents allege that on July 26, when Escamilla was arrested again, at Wal-Mart, on another Department of Corrections warrant, he was found to have with him suspected heroin, numerous clean baggies, a scale, a methamphetamine pipe with residue, $320 in his wallet and a fake $100 bill. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with two counts of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of methamphetamine. His bail was set at $10,000. Escamilla was already being held in the Lewis County Jail since Aug. 28, when his vehicle was pursued by an unmarked law enforcement vehicle and Escamilla fled, then lost control slamming into the carport of a residence at the 600 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, shoplifting, resisting arrest, probation violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault, third-degree malicious mischief, minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol; responses for alarm, fraud, dispute, civil issue, shoplifting, harassment, vehicle collision, fighting in public, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, violation of no contact order … and more among 418 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect the correct charges filed against Gabriel Escamilla Jr.

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Jasper: Defendant who won appeal in toddler death has a decision to make

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm
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Danny Wing finishes up with his lawyer after hearing in Lewis County Superior Court

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS –  Danny A. Wing’s lawyer wanted a year for his client to decide if he ought to withdraw his guilty plea, but a Lewis County Superior Court judge yesterday said no.

Wing was convicted and then sentenced two years ago following a complex plea deal, for his role in the abuse, neglect and death of a 3-year-old boy who was temporarily part of his family’s household.

Jasper Henderling-Warner died in October 2014.

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Jasper Henderling-Warner

Wing had hoped to get a prison sentence of 15 or 16 years, but prosecutors argued he didn’t hold up his end of the deal and asked he be locked up for 55 years. A judge imposed a sentence of almost 35 years.

But then earlier this year, an appeals court found Wing’s plea was premised on an incorrect offender score and reversed the convictions, allowing Wing to withdraw the plea. The convictions are for first-degree manslaughter and third-degree child assault.

Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer has said if Wing withdrew his plea, prosecutors would take the case to trial. The original charge included homicide by abuse as an alternative.

Yesterday afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court, Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh told the judge she could not find a good reason for further delay.

“The next step her is Mr. Wing is going to decide if he’s going to withdraw his guilty plea,” Beigh said. “Also, we’re dealing with crime victims here, and their rights.”

Judge Andrew Toynbee agreed with Beigh, and said he felt 30 days would be sufficient.

The judge set a deadline for 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 for Wing, through his attorney, to file in writing his withdrawal of his plea. Toynbee said failure to do so would mean his previous guilty plea remains in effect.

A hearing for review was put on the court calendar for Nov. 16.

Wing, now 29, is represented by Vancouver attorney Sean Downs.

His wife Brenda A. Wing got the same sentence as her husband and has won the same opportunity to withdraw her pleas.

The Vancouver-area family had been living in Vader about two weeks when the Wings called 911 on Oct. 5, 2014 to say the toddler was unconscious and not breathing. Jasper’s 21-year-old mother had given the couple temporary custody while she was homeless and looked for work out of state. Jasper died at Providence Centralia Hospital.

The autopsy found abrasions, bruises, facial trauma and healing fractures and labeled the cause of death as chronic battered child syndrome. Jasper was suffering from skin infections that were found to be secondary to his cause of death.

Danny Wing’s formal statement said he recklessly Jasper’s death by failing to get medical care for him.
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For background, read “Jasper: Toddler death case in limbo as defendant contemplates options” from Tuesday October 10, 2017, here

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Two hurt in Centralia trailer explosion

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – An explosion that blew out the sides of a travel trailer in north Centralia today sent two people to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Firefighters were called to a mobile home park along the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue about 12:30 p.m. and found the trailer had been occupied by a man and a woman in their late 40s to 50s and their dog.

The woman’s suffered first- and second-degree burns from her waist to her head, according to Riverside Fire Authority. She was airlifted to Harborview, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert.

The man was transported by ground to Providence Centralia Hospital in stable but serious condition, but subsequently flown to Seattle as well, according to Weinert.

Weinert indicated the force of the event caused significant damage to the 25-foot travel trailer.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation, although it was initially described as a propane-fueled explosion by RFA on Twitter

The couple’s dog was taken to a local veterinarian by a private party, according to the fire department.

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News brief: Local fire crews travel to fight California fires

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Three firefighters and an engine from Lewis County Fire District 5 headed out early yesterday morning with a strike team to help with the California wildfires.

District 5 Lt. Laura Hanson said she wasn’t sure exactly where they would would be deployed to.

They are among 193 firefighters from 45 fire departments and districts across Washington which will combine into nine strike teams, according to Washington Emergency Management Director Robert Ezelle. A tenth strike team was to be sent out later yesterday.

As of Thursday, as many as 18 fires were burning in nine counties with an estimated 20,000 people evacuated, primarily in Northern California, according to Washington Emergency Management.

“The assistance comes after many of these fire districts have battled wildfires in our own state,” Washington Emergency Management stated.

From the Tenino area fire department, four firefighters headed south to help, Thurston County Fire District 12 Administrative Chief Tina Vanderhoof said. West Thurston Regional Fire Authority is among those listed who have also sent personnel to assist.

Last night, District 5 posted on Facebook that the strike team was safely in place in California and would be assigned today to work in Sonoma or East Napa counties

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report from the 200 block of West Hanson Street yesterday that sometime during the night someone broke into a vehicle and stole a wallet and the gear shift knob.

• Two dollars worth of change was stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of West Walnut Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8:40 a.m. yesterday.

• Police were called for a vehicle prowl at the 1800 block of Westside Court in Centralia just before 8:30 a.m. yesterday. Taken was $30 in change and a garage door opener, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday for an attempted vehicle prowl at the 800 block of West Plum Street. The car’s alarm system scared the suspect away, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• An officer was called just before 2 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia where an individual reported a customer purchased jewelry with a credit card the customer was not authorized to use. This case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 52-year-old woman detained for alleged shoplifting at the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 12:25 p.m. yesterday was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance when a plastic bag with a white crystal substance she had tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Wendy L. Payne, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 36-year-old Olympia man was arrested yesterday after allegedly attempting to steal a computer from the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue and then also being found with suspected methamphetamine on him. Police called about 11:50 a.m. located a suspect across the street. Steven V. Morgan, from Olympia, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and also for retail theft with special circumstances, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was believed he used a key that bypassed a retail security device, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

HEAVY SHOPLIFTING

• A 38-year-old man from Kent was arrested after he allegedly tried to leave a retail store with a cart-full of more than $2,000 worth of merchandise yesterday. Officers called about 4:50 p.m. to the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue were told he abandoned the cart and got into a vehicle. Police contacted a suspect as the vehicle was driving away and arrested Andy Kim for second-degree theft and for second-degree burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Kim was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vandalism, trespass, vehicle collision, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances … and more among 135 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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News brief: Chehalis resident unhurt in deadly Wapato crash

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS –  A 23-year-old Chehalis man survived reportedly uninjured a two-vehicle wreck this morning that left the other driver dead in Yakima County.

Sean M. Teeter, 23, of Chehalis, was traveling southbound on state Route 97 in a GMC Sierra pickup when an oncoming Jeep turned left and they collided, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The pickup struck the 1995 Jeep Cherokee in the intersection, ejecting its driver, according to the state patrol.

Troopers called to the scene on state Route 97 at Jones Road just north of Wapato at 6:25 a.m. report the injured driver, 23-year-old Julio Gonzalez of Wapato, was transported to Regional Medical Center and died.

Both vehicles were totaled.

Teeter’s passenger, 48-year-old Steven L. Saunders, also of Wapato, was injured and transported to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, according to the patrol.

Teeter and Saunders had been wearing seat belts, but Gonzalez was not, the investigating trooper reports.

The crash was blamed on failure to yield the right of way and no charges are expected.

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Vader barn emptied of illegal marijuana grow operation

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

Updated at 4:42 p.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS –  Law enforcement searching a huge barn in Vader converted into separate growing rooms found a 55-year-old man inside a makeshift bedroom and seized more than 600 marijuana plants along with approximately 50 pounds of “processed bud.”

Jing Ming Gao, 55, from Brooklyn, New York, was arrested, according to drug detectives.

The search warrant operation took place on the 1900 block of state Route 506 west of Vader on Wednesday, according to a press release issued by Lewis County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The bust is part of an ongoing investigation that began in December involving illegal large-scale indoor marijuana growing operations throughout Lewis County. Search warrants have been served at five different locations and hundreds of pounds of marijuana and about 6,000 plants have been confiscated, according to JNET.

“Aiding in these investigations has been the communication and networking with law enforcement agencies from New York and the East Coast,” JNET stated.

The task force previously said it believed all the marijuana from this investigation is shipped to the East Coast.

Detectives found the 4,200 square-foot barn in Vader had been converted into several separate rooms for growing the plants.

The almost nine-acre property was sold in August of last year for $80,000 to an individual with an address in Pennsylvania, according to Lewis County parcel records.

Gao was released from the Lewis County Jail yesterday as no criminal charges were filed. While his age was given as 55, JNET’s press release shows a birthdate for Gao which would make him 62 years old.

Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said today they didn’t have any proof Gao was involved in the actual growing of the plants.

JNET states that additional suspects have been identified in their investigation and warrants will be requested for their arrests.

It was just two weeks earlier when JNET found more than 2,000 marijuana plants growing at two rural Chehalis properties – on Centralia-Alpha Road and Pattee Road – and arrested two men.

The drug detectives ask that anyone who has information that would assist during the ongoing investigation to please contact them at 360-330-7680, or 360-748-9286 or Crime Stoppers South Sound at www.P3TIPS.com

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Coroner confirms murder, suicide in Winlock

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Authorities have released the names of the two men fatally shot in a murder, suicide in Winlock but still have offered no explanation for why it might have occurred.

Jeffry C. Wachter, age 59, of Malone, allegedly used a handgun to shoot his 56-year-old brother multiple times and then turned the gun on himself.

Paul Wachter, 56, of Winlock, died of gunshot wounds to his torso, head and left arm, according to the Lewis County Coroner’s Office.

It happened on Sunday evening at property at the 600 block of Tennessee Road north of town.

Deputies and aid had been at the address that afternoon, rescuing the men’s older sister who had fallen into a well. The older brother had been asked to leave because he was arguing with his younger brother and being disruptive, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has said.

She was finally hoisted to the surface just before 5:30 p.m. and taken to the hospital; and crews had departed when Jeffry Wachter returned with a gun, according to the sheriff’s office. Law enforcement was notified about 6:30 p.m. that he’d shot his brother and then himself.

The Lewis County Coroner’s Office issued a press release today revealing the names and stating the coroner confirmed both men died of gunshot wounds and labeled the older brother’s death as suicide and the younger brother’s as homicide.
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For background, read “Two dead after family dispute in Winlock” from Monday October 9, 2017, here

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:18 am
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Updated at 3:01 p.m.

DRUGS

• An inmate at the Lewis County Jail allegedly in possession of prescription medication was arrested for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act early this morning. A deputy responding about 3:45 a.m. today re-booked Aaron T. Sjoblom, 40, of Winlock, into the jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 34-year-old Ethel resident found to have an outstanding warrant after a deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person early this morning ended up being arrested for possession of heroin. The deputy at about 12:40 a.m. was at first directed to the area of the 100 block of Leonard Road and eventually came across Timothy J. Nielson at state Route 508 near Coulson Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nielson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 32-year-old Centralia man who allegedly punched his girlfriend was arrested yesterday for fourth-degree assault and then allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Officers responding about 3:25 p.m. to the incident associated with the 400 block of West Main Street in Centralia booked Jeff D. Prindle into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• The Centralia Police Department reports this morning that yesterday an officer took a report from a 58-year-old Centralia woman that she was assaulted on Monday night by an “unknown Hispanic male” in his 30s who punched her in the face and broke her jaw. The case is associated with a location on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday about someone breaking into a residence on the 2500 block of Howard Avenue and developed a suspect based on video surveillance, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspect, William J. Brown, 28, a homeless person, was subsequently located by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING MONEY

• A victim reported yesterday the theft of money from her room that occurred sometime last week at the 900 block of South Scheuber Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about noon yesterday to take a report that a black 1997 Honda Accord had been stolen during the night from the 3000 block of Russell Road. The vehicle was later found abandoned, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 4:10 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Gold Street where an individual reported that sometime during the night someone broke into his vehicle and stole fishing equipment.

• Police were called to the 600 block of Alder Street in Centralia about 9:40 a.m. yesterday where an individual reported that sometime overnight his vehicle was broken into and tools were taken.

• Chehalis police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday when an individual reported the theft of tools from a tool box in the back of his truck while it was parked at the 1000 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue.

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was arrested after he was allegedly caught breaking in to several railcars in the area of the 100 block of East Sixth Street in Centralia yesterday morning. Miguel A. Palermo-Vasquez was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors today declined to file the felony charge.

MAN ON PORCH

• A 46-year-old homeless person was arrested early this morning after he was discovered sitting on a couch someone else’s front porch at the 700 block of South Gold Street. An officer was called about 12:15 a.m. and Jeremy L. Boggess was arrested for second-degree trespass, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND FROM MORTON

• Morton police report they have been asked to conduct extra patrols in the area of the 200 block of state Route 7 following an Oct. 1 nighttime theft from a shop of various property totaling about $1,775.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, shoplifting, violation of no contact order, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, third-degree assault, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, disorderly person … and more among 167 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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Centralia couple facing four years of prison for severe neglect of son

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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Anthony Foxworth Sr. and his attorney go before a judge today in Lewis County Superior Court

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Centralia parents of a boy who at 16 years old was so malnourished he weighed less than 60 pounds, couldn’t stand on his own and was missing patches of hair are pleading guilty to criminal charges after a deal was struck with prosecutors, rather than risk going to trial.

Anthony Foxworth Sr., 45, pleaded guilty today in Lewis County Superior Court as charged, to one count of first-degree criminal mistreatment. His wife is scheduled to plead guilty next week, based on the same agreement, according to her lawyer.

Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer today told the judge he would be recommending a prison term of four years and three months.

The charges were filed at the end of last year, after an investigation that began almost a year earlier. The couple has not been held in jail.

The Centralia Police Department got involved after the Foxworth’s took their son to the doctor because he had abdominal pain, and his condition was such that he was put in Mary Bridge Childrens’ Hospital in Tacoma. Allegations in charging documents included that the teen had not been enrolled in school since 2011 and had not seen a doctor since 2007.

Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Melissa Bohm wrote in charging documents he had a younger brother and sister who were in school, appeared healthy and presented little concern.

But he was wearing pull-ups and his skeletal age was determined to be that of a 13-year-old child, Bohm wrote. The boy was put in foster care where he began to gain weight and grow taller.

No explanation has been shared by authorities, except, according to Bohm, Mary Foxworth said she thought he was starving himself because he was depressed; and admitted she didn’t know when he began to lose weight because she was too wrapped up in her own depression.

Her attorney Jacob Clark today said, outside the hearing, the risks of going to trial were too great, because if found guilty a judge could impose a much longer sentence.

“You go from a standard (sentencing) range of 51 to 68 months, all the way up to (potentially) 10 years,” Clark said.

Anthony Foxworth’s lawyer Chris Baum spoke of the same issue regarding his client in the proceeding this afternoon before Judge Joely O’Rourke.

“I told him he doesn’t have to plead, if you don’t want to we could go to trial,” Baum said. “But if we go to trial, the state’s made it clear, they’re going to put a bunch of aggravators on it.”

Today’s hearing didn’t last more than five minutes. Judge O’Rourke accepted the plea and found Foxworth Sr. guilty.

Baum outside the courtroom said part of the plea agreement is prosecutors will recommend the low end of the standard sentencing range.

“It’s kind of a sad situation all the way around,” Baum said. “He didn’t intend for this to happen and I know he feels bad.”

The legal standard for the offense is recklessness, he said, not intent.

The couple are both set to be sentenced on Nov. 1.
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For background, read “‘Skin and bones’: Parents charged with severe neglect of teen” from Thursday January 5, 2017, here

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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POLICE: SENIOR THREATENS ROOMMATE WITH KNIFE

• A 74-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday after allegedly pulling a knife on his roommate and threatening to kill him. Officers called about 9:10 a.m. to the 200 block of East Chestnut Street arrested John C. Baker for second-degree assault and booked him in to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

YOUNG MEN ASSAULT OLDER MAN

• Two Centralia men in their 20s who were reportedly observed shoving an older man to the ground about 9:40 p.m. yesterday at the 200 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia were arrested for fighting in public, according to the Centralia Police Department. Alex S. Jacot, 23, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Deaven M. Lawrence, 22, was cited and then released, according to police.

HOSPITAL VISITOR ARRESTED

• A 32-year-old Centralia man was arrested after police were called about 9:55 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road where he had allegedly refused to leave the hospital and assaulted a security officer. Jason R. Ferris was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault and also interfering with a health care facility, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday to take a report from an individual on the 400 block of South Diamond Street that someone had come onto the porch and stole a pack of cigarettes.

• The theft of fuel from a residence on the 100 block of East Carson Street in Centralia was reported to police about 10:10 a.m. yesterday.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 5:50 a.m. today after a red 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. The car, which was being warmed up before it disappeared, has a license plate reading BDZ 4379, according to the Centralia Police Department. “This incident should serve as a reminder that leaving a vehicle running unattended is an excellent way to get it stolen and is also a violation of law punishable by an infraction,” Centralia police stated along with a brief summary of the incident.

• A truck canopy was stolen from the area of Field Avenue and South Gold Street but later recovered when it fell off of the would-be thieves’ vehicle as they attempted to drive away with it, according to a report made to Centralia police about 3:10 a.m. today.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Centralia woman arrested for disorderly conduct about 6 o’clock this morning at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue was then searched and found to have suspected meth, according to the Centralia Police Department. Briget J. Parker was then also arrested for possession of methamphetamine and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 39-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when police called about 4:15 a.m. today for suspicious circumstances contacted a man on a bicycle at the 1600 block of South Market Boulevard and discovered he had an outstanding warrant. Patrick E.B. Ashley was was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 26-year-old Chehalis man who turned himself in yesterday to the state Department of Corrections knowing he would be put in jail for approximately three days allegedly “secreted” unauthorized prescription medication which was discovered when he was booked yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rodney S. Creech also brought Suboxone strips with him, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy called over to the Lewis County Jail about 2:50 p.m. talked with Creech and booked him for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police called to the 800 block of Field Avenue about 6:15 p.m. yesterday took a report of blue spray painted graffiti on the school and damage to a staff member’s vehicle. The case with two 13-year-old boys as suspects is being referred to prosecutors for charges of third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were contacted about 5:25 p.m. yesterday regarding found property at the theater on Northeast Hampe Way. The Chehalis Police Department is now in possession of a collection of wallets and purses left there, according to police.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, trespassing,  third-degree theft, driving with suspended license; responses for vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, disorderly person … and more calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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Missing elderly assisted living facility resident found outdoors, safe

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 12:36 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – An elderly woman reported missing from a Chehalis  assisted living facility was located about a block away hunkered down outside a church, cold but otherwise in good health and spirits, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

Hilda Wenz, 92, was last seen at midnight at the Chehalis West Assisted Living Center on  Northwest Quincy Place. Police were notified at 8 o’clock this morning she was missing.

Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said Wenz was found at approximately 11:17 a.m. tucked in a little cubby place outside the church on the corner of Northwest West Street and Northwest Rhode Island Avenue.

Bailey said she did not know what time the woman left the facility, but residents are not locked in there.

“I don’t know she knows where she was, really,” Bailey said.

Chehalis police issued a Silver Alert and were going door to door this morning searching. They were assisted by employees from the city’s public works department, parks and recreation department and a sheriff’s deputy, Bailey said.

Wenz was checked by medics and taken back home, Bailey said.

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Chehalis police seek help finding elderly woman

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:28 am
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Missing, Hilda Wenz

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Chehalis police are asking residents to look around their yards and inside outbuildings this morning as they search for an elderly woman who has not been seen since midnight.

Hilda Wenz, 92, was last seen at the assisted living facility where she resides on the 400 block of Northwest Quincy Place in Chehalis.

“When they checked on her this morning at approximately 8 a.m., they were unable to locate her,” Chehalis Police Department spokesperson Linda Bailey stated in a press release.

Wenz has no mobility issues for her age and can walk unassisted, according to police. Bailey said Wenz is unfamiliar with the area.

She is about 4-foot 10-inches tall, weighs about 135 pounds and is described as a white female with white hair. It is unknown what clothing she may have been wearing.

A Silver Alert has been issued.

Chehalis West Assisted Living Center is located in a neighborhood just west of downtown and east of Interstate 5, on Quincy at Northwest Gertrude Street. Its sits adjacent to a set of railroad tracks.

Police are asking the public to assist by looking around on their property for Wenz. Anyone who may have seen her is asked to call the police department at 360-748-8605 or Lewis County dispatch at 360-740-1105.

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Chehalis Wal-Mart stabbing suspect says teen hit him first

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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Jose F. Chagolla Flores steps away from the defense table after his bail hearing in Lewis County Superior Court

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Onalaska teen who allegedly stabbed another teen in the chest in Wal-Mart’s parking lot told police he was engaged with someone else when the 17-year-old showed up and hit him in the face hard enough to knock him to the ground, according to authorities.

Eighteen-year-old Jose F. Chagolla Flores said he got up off the ground, was “hell mad” and tired from working – and hates to be hit in the face – so he pulled out his knife and stabbed the 17-year-old, according to charging documents.

Chagolla Flores was ordered held on $500,000 bail when he went before a judge yesterday afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. He was charged with first-degree assault.

The condition of the 17-year-old victim, who has not been named, is unknown.

Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh told the judge the allegation is the boy was stabbed in the heart. She said in a conversation with a detective, the suspect claimed to be a gang member.

Temporary defense attorney Rachael Tiller said her client lives with his mother, who was in the courtroom along with his father. He has juvenile “matters” that are sealed, she said.

Tiller said he was working but probably has now lost his employment so she believed he qualified for a court-appointed lawyer.

According to the Chehalis Police Department and charging documents, officers were dispatched just before 9 p.m. on Thursday for a fight between two males at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Wal-Mart employees told them on was white and the other was black, charging documents relate.

The males had already left in separate vehicles.

Soon after, police were advised of a 17-year-old boy who was seeking medical treatment at Providence Centralia Hospital for a stab wound. They contacted the patient, who was not cooperative with officers. He was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and would later go through surgery to repair the damage done by the knife.

Friends of the 17-year-old in the hospital waiting room said he’d gotten into a fight with another male who stabbed him. The friends gave police a name for the suspect.

The following day, Chagolla Flores was located at a friend’s home. His vehicle was found at a residence on Brockway Road and was impounded.

Chagolla Flores reportedly gave a statement to police, that he had been meeting a third party at Wal-Mart to sell marijuana and they were about to do the transaction when the 17-year-old showed up. And then he relayed his account of what transpired.

He was arrested and “the knife” was located in his backpack which was with him.

“Officers did not see any injuries to Chagollan’s face and when asked he stated he had injuries except to one on his hand which was caused from the knife,” Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead wrote in charging documents.

Charging documents gave his name as Jose F. Chagollan Flores and Chehalis police stated yesterday his name was Jose Chagollan. Tiller advised the court the “N” at the end was incorrect.

His arraignment is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday in  Lewis County Superior Court.

The Chehalis Police Department yesterday morning indicated the condition of the victim and extent of his injuries were unknown. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey this afternoon said she still had not learned that information.
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For background, read “One injured, one arrested following stabbing outside Wal-Mart” from Monday October 9, 2017, here

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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EX-BOYFRIEND WANTED FOR ASSAULT WITH VEHICLE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports today they are looking for a 44-year-old Toledo man who allegedly tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with a truck yesterday morning along the 4100 block of Jackson Highway. Deputies called about 9 a.m. yesterday spoke to the woman who said he was parked and waiting for her when she walked back from the store, she crossed the street to avoid him but he followed her into a parking lot where they argued. She said when her ex pulled out onto the highway, he swerved towards her and she was struck on the back of her shoulder by his mirror, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said if they are not able to locate the suspect, they plan to refer the case to prosecutors for a charge of first-degree assault.

TOO MUCH WEED

• A 36-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday when detectives visiting a trailer spotted him just getting up from lying down in the weeds nearby and discovered about three pounds worth of marijuana in the midst of getting trimmed from is branches. A detective found a pair of clippers and a tray of marijuana buds, according to court documents. Law enforcement also collected from inside the trailer marijuana in a dehumidifier and more hanging in a shower to dry, charging documents allege. The location is identified in court documents as on Pine Tree Drive. Jeramiah R. Wallace was booked into the Lewis County Jail and today was charged in Lewis County Superior Court with possession of a controlled substance. A judge set his bail with a $25,000 unsecured bond.

BREAK-IN RANDLE

• A deputy was called about 9:20 p.m. yesterday for a burglary at a residence on the 700 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle that occurred while the victim was away since Wednesday. He said all the windows and doors were still locked but he was missing two pellet guns, two 10-inch speakers and a speaker box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police said this morning they are investigating the theft of a few pieces of “very valuable” jewelry from the 100 block of Cindy Road. The victim reported it to police just after 3 p.m. yesterday and has a suspect in mind, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report about 4:20 p.m. yesterday regarding a ring stolen from a residence on the 2500 block of Kristine Court.

• Police were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday to a business at the 1000 block of Ellsbury Street where they were told an unknown male got into a walk-in cooler not accessible to the public and stole a three-pack of beer.

BREAK-IN TOLEDO

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they are investigating a burglary that occurred at the 100 block of Wallace Road in Chehalis in which a resident came home and discovered a ladder outside a bedroom window, which was open and it appeared someone searched through the room, stealing prescription medication. It happened on Saturday afternoon, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday to a location on Northwest Louisiana Avenue where an individual reportedly had walked out the door with a drone, a television and other items. No arrest was made,

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday regarding a stolen vehicle located parked on Southwest Pacific Avenue.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving without required ignition interlock device; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, suspected shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, disorderly person  … and more among 127 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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Victim survived hour and 15 minutes inside well, before further tragedy in Winlock

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The fire department in Winlock shared details of its weekend rescue of a woman from near the bottom of an approximately 50-foot deep well.

She was reportedly unhurt, but spent more than an hour with a foot hold that kept her in waist-deep water while responders carried out an extrication, according to Lewis County Fire District 15.

It’s not yet clear how it might be related but later the same evening, on Sunday, one of the woman’s brothers allegedly shot and killed a younger brother and then himself at the same property. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two deaths; no names have been released.

Firefighters and deputies were called at 4:14 p.m. on Sunday to the 600 block of Tennessee Road north of Winlock, because the woman had been attempted to disinfect the well with chlorine when the floorboards broke loose and she fell into the well, according to authorities.

Responders found she was conscious and she told them she was not injured, according to Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson. They learned she was initially completely submerged, but was able to swim to the water’s surface and find a foothold, Anderson stated in a press release.

The sheriff’s office described her as trapped by debris which had collapsed through the opening.

The hand dug well was inside a pump house and crews had to stabilize the area to prevent a pump, a pressure tank and more flooring from tumbling down on top of the woman, according to Anderson.

Rope rescue technicians from the Centralia area’s Riverside Fire Authority were summoned and a hole had to be cut in the roof of the structure to provide access for a rope and pulley system. Firefighters lowered a life vest and helmet down to the vicim for protection, according to Anderson.

She remained conscious and communicating throughout the operation, he said.

A rescue harness was lowered and the woman was finally hoisted to the surface at approximately 5:29 p.m., Anderson stated.

The sheriff’s office said yesterday morning the woman is 64 years old, but later indicated she is 63 years old.

Anderson said in his press release she was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital in stable condition, but didn’t know specifically for what reason.

The sheriff’s office has said that during the rescue operation, the woman’s 59-year-old brother was disruptive and arguing with his 56-year-old brother, so he was asked to leave.

Deputies were called back to the property at about 6:30 p.m., when witnesses said the 59-year-old man had returned with a handgun and shot his 56-year-old brother multiple times before turning the gun on himself. Rescue crews had all departed before that occurred, according to Chief Deputy Dusty Breen.

The Lewis County Coroner’s Office is expected to release the names of the two men once they have completed family notifications for both.
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For background, read “Two dead after family dispute in Winlock” from Monday October 9, 2017, here

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Jasper: Toddler death case in limbo as defendant contemplates options

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:28 pm
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Danny Wing, in red, appears before Judge Andrew Toynbee

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Danny A. Wing was back in court in Chehalis this morning after winning an appeal that allows him to take back his guilty pleas in the death of a 3-year-old boy he and his wife were caring for.

Wing was sentenced to almost 35 years in prison for first-degree manslaughter and third-degree child assault following the Oct. 5, 2014 death of Jasper Henderling-Warner.

The family, with three children of their own and from the Vancouver area, had  been living in Vader about two weeks when the Wings called 911 to say the toddler was unconscious and not breathing. The coroner concluded Jasper died of chronic battered child syndrome.

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Jasper Henderling-Warner

In February of this year, a division of the Washington State Court of Appeals concluded Wing’s plea was premised on an incorrect offender score for the third degree assault of a child conviction, rendering the plea involuntary. At the time, Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said if Wing withdrew his plea, prosecutors would take the case to trial.

Wing, now 29, appeared in Lewis County Superior Court this morning, represented by Vancouver attorney Sean Downs.

Representing the state before Judge Andrew Toynbee were Lewis County senior deputy prosecutors Will Halstead and Sara Beigh. Jasper’s mother, flanked by supporters, was in the audience.

The hearing was brief, and a longer hearing was set for 2 p.m. this Friday, to determine what happens next, according to Beigh.

Wing’s wife, Brenda A. Wing, was convicted and sentenced similarly to her husband, and won an appeal on the exact same issue.

Beigh said she’s not sure when Brenda Wing will be brought back to  Lewis County Superior Court, as she has petitioned for review by the Washington State Supreme Court on part of the appeal she lost.

Danny Wing also had petitioned for review but the higher court declined to do so, according to Beigh.
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For background, read “Appeals court reverses conviction in Vader child death” from Friday March 3, 2017, here

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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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ALLEGED GUN THREAT LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 37-year-old man was arrested last night after deputies responded to a call from a person who said his ex-wife was being threatened with a shotgun by her boyfriend at the 2200 block of state Route 6 east of Adna. When they arrived, Rockford H. Lang told deputies he’d been home alone all night, didn’t have a girlfriend, didn’t have a gun and denied any dispute, but deputies heard a female yelling “help” from his trailer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office as related in court papers. The woman inside reportedly said Lang was upset abut her being on the phone, kicked at her and hit her in the face before grabbing what she thought was a shotgun and a box of ammunition and saying he was going to sleep in the truck and if she came out, he would kill her, according to charging documents. Deputies located two .22 caliber rifles, arrested Lang and booked him into the Lewis County Jail. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with felony harassment, unlawful imprisonment and two counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He is a convicted felon, according to prosecutors. Lang told the judge in court this afternoon it was all a big misunderstanding. The alleged victim indicated through his lawyer a similar sentiment. Judge Joely O’Rourke set his bail at $50,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the woman.

BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday about a possible attempted burglary at the 10 block of Southwest 12th Street. Someone removed plywood from at least one window on a garage, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone stole a PlayStation and other electronics from a residence at the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after 8 p.m. on Friday.

AUTO THEFT

• A vehicle reported stolen about 2:50 p.m. yesterday from the 1200 block of Lincoln Street in Centralia was later recovered in the King County area, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday regarding a car missing from where it had been parked on the 10 block of Southwest William Avenue and are waiting for its owner to rule out that it may have been repossessed before taking a stolen vehicle report, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 1:05 p.m. yesterday to the 800 block of J Street to take a report that two RV batteries had been stolen from a travel trailer.

• Chehalis police responded to a second-hand report just after 11 a.m. on Saturday of a gun stolen from a vehicle. Officers are waiting to hear from the actual victim to take a report, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A steering column was damaged and a stereo stolen from a vehicle parked at the 100 block of West Third Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:50 p.m. on Friday.

FAKE NAME FAIL

• A 47-year-old McCleary resident who allegedly identified himself as another person when he was contacted by police about 9:15 a.m. yesterday at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was arrested for identity theft, according to the Centralia Police Department. Richard D. York had an outstanding warrant he had hoped to hide and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DRUGS

• Officers called to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road just before 2:30 a.m. today arrested a 19-year-old for minor in possession and/or consumption of marijuana. Evelyn Lopez-Martinez, of Centralia, was then released pending court, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 56-year-old man contacted by police for trespassing about 5 p.m. yesterday at the 400 block of Harrison Avenue was arrested for an outstanding warrant and also for possession of methamphetamine. Sheldon M. Moren, described by police as transient, but who resides in Chehalis according to his temporary defense attorney, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 27-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants and possession of methamphetamine when contacted by Centralia police in the area of the Timberland Library on South Silver Street at about 4:15 p.m. on Friday. Jacob D. Holmgren, a homeless person, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 29-year-old woman found to have an outstanding warrant when an officer responded to an approximately 12:20 p.m. call on Friday about a possible trespasser at a red-tagged house on the 200 block of Southwest 14th Street in Chehalis was booked into the Lewis County Jail where a small baggie of suspected meth was discovered, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Megan M. Murphy was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to police.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 30-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for driving under the influence after his vehicle allegedly left the roadway and collided with a street light pole at the 1000 block of West First Street in Centralia last night. Centralia police called about 10:15 p.m. stated this morning that Matthew T. Fauland-Nichols was arrested by the Washington State Patrol and booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 43-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence in connection with an alleged hit and run collision at the 100 block of Carlisle Avenue in Onalaska reported at about 9:05 p.m. on Saturday. Wesley R. Pinion was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 20-year-old Doty resident was reportedly unhurt but taken for evaluation after a rollover collision on the 700 block of Leudinghaus Road reported about 3:15 a.m. on Saturday. The 2005 Ford F350 pickup was totaled and its driver, Michael J. Toepelt, was arrested for driving under the influence and  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police called about 3:30 p.m. on Friday for a collision involving a pedestrian at Borst Avenue and Allen Street report they were told by the 12-year-old boy the car slid to a stop and it either bumped him or he stepped into it. The car then fled, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, trespassing, third-degree theft, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, protection order violation, driving with no license, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault, third-degree malicious mischief, driving without required ignition interlock device; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, shoplifting, vandalism, harassment, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, disorderly person  … and more among 436 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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One injured, one arrested following stabbing outside Wal-Mart

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:59 am

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest during a fight in Wal-Mart’s parking lot and an 18-year-old Onalaska man has been arrested.

The Chehalis Police Department reports this morning the condition of the victim and extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

Police say the incident began to unfold around 9 p.m. on Thursday when officers were dispatched to two males fighting but when officers arrived they were gone. Witnesses described a brief physical altercation and said the two departed in separate vehicles, according to the police department.

Then police were advised of a 17-year-old male who was seeking medical treatment at Providence Centralia Hospital for a stab wound to the chest, according to a press release from the Chehalis Police Department.

Officers arriving to the hospital spoke to witnesses who were there, but were unable to talk with the victim because he was being prepared for transport to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the press release.

Department spokesperson Linda Bailey states police located the suspect’s vehicle at a home on Brockway Road and impounded it. The suspect, Jose Chagollan, was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Bailey.

The name and hometown of the victim was not released, but Bailey indicates they will provide further information about his condition when it becomes available.

Chagollan is tentatively scheduled to go before a judge at 4 p.m. today, in Lewis County Superior Court.