ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• A 19-year-old Centralia woman was injured this morning when she fell asleep at the wheel and wrecked her Jeep Grand Cherokee on a Grays Harbor County highway. Troopers called just after 8 a.m. to state Route 8 two miles east of McCleary report Alycia I. Gerou was transported to Capitol Medical Center. Gerou was eastbound when her vehicle began to swerve, left the roadway and spun into the cable barrier median, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was not wearing a seat belt and is expected to be cited for second-degree negligent driving, according to the state patrol. The totaled Jeep was impounded.
• Centralia police were called at 8:10 p.m. yesterday about the theft of a gray 1989 Ford F350 pickup truck from the 600 block of North Tower Avenue. It has a license plate reading B13924P, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called about 2:20 p.m. yesterday regarding a purse stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of West Main Street in Centralia.
• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday morning by a business on Northwest Louisiana Avenue following a phone call in which someone tried to transfer money via phone to Western Union. It seemed suspicious and the caller was “smooth” but the transfer wasn’t made, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday to Southwest 11th Street where some marijuana went missing and a family member was suspected.
MAYBE NOT A THEFT
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning an outdoor lantern believed stolen from the 100 block of Topaz Court outside Winlock turned out to be misplaced. The 76-year-old woman who reported on Wednesday she thought her home was burglarized on Monday thinks her missing Ellipsis 8 electronic tablet may also have been misplaced, according to the sheriff’s office.
STOLEN FIREARMS LOCATED
• Lewis County sheriff’s deputies have recovered several stolen guns and other items in connection with a burglary last week at the 400 block of Coal Creek Road outside Chehalis. Members of the Sheriff’s Enforcement Team served a search warrant on Wednesday off Steam Boat Island Road NW northwest of Olympia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called on the evening of June 15 when a 52-year-old man discovered his home had been broken into and ammunition as well as at least eight rifles and two handguns were missing. The loss was over $10,000. No arrests have yet been made in the case, Cmdr. Dusty Breen indicated this morning.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, shoplifting, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, graffiti to garage, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, parent picking up her son from juvenile detention who was then herself arrested for an outstanding warrant… and more, among 140 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.