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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Flames rise from a barn outside Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Jason Krause

Updated at 7:15 p.m.

LINCOLN CREEK ROAD BARN BURNS

• Members of four fire departments responded last night to an approximately 8:30 p.m. call about a barn fire west of Centralia. The initial reports indicated it was burning through the roof of a building containing hay and some machinery, but no animals, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A volunteer firefighter arrived within a few minutes of dispatch and radioed an update that the building was engulfed in flames and the nearby pasture land and trees were threatened, Fire Chief Mike Kytta indicated in a news release. The area – on the 1200 block of Lincoln Creek Road – is not served by fire hydrants so water tender trucks were brought in from RFA and neighboring West Thurston Fire Authority, Lewis County Fire District 6 and Grays Harbor Fire District 1, according to Kytta. The Department of Natural Resources was notified of the threat to lands under their protection and a supervisor responded. Nobody was hurt, but the building and its contents which are uninsured are a total loss, he stated.

HARASSMENT

• Centralia police responded to the RV park at the 1200 block of Alder Street around noon yesterday for a harassment complaint in which an older man had been harassed and threatened by another occupant of the park. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday to the 11000 block of Schueber Road in Centralia in which numerous pills were missing from the victim’s prescription bottle. The issue is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• An employee at the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia reported to police late yesterday afternoon that antifreeze was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 2 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard. A ring was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, drugs, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for suspected drug use in a park … and more.

 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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ELK AND MOTORBIKE COLLIDE

• A 48-year-old Chehalis man was hospitalized after his motorcycle struck an elk in Pacific County last night. Troopers responding about 12:25 a.m. to the scene two miles south of Grayland along state Route 105 report that Walter R. Twidwell’s 2000 Honda VT 1100 was able to be driven away from the scene. Twidwell and his passenger, Rhonda L. Pepin, 44, were both injured and  seen at Community Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. State patrol spokesperson Trooper Russ Winger said he didn’t have further details about the accident, but noted the highway goes through a remote area where there are elk herds.

VEHICLE THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to the 2000 block of North Tower Avenue where a red Yamaha motorcycle was reported stolen.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Police were called by a resident at the 100 block of North Schueber Road in Centralia late yesterday afternoon who said someone came into her home while she was out of town between June 23 and Sunday and left with her personal checkbook. There was no sign of forced entry, according to the Centralia Police Department.

YARD THEFT

• A generator and a propane construction heater were reportedly stolen from a driveway on the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a license plate removed from a vehicle by an unknown person at the 100 block of Virginia Drive.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, wallet lost while blacked out, reports of cat, dogs and kids left alone in different parked vehicles in the heat … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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MISSING SHOTGUN

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a shotgun stolen from a man’s bedroom on the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel. The 59-year-old resident said the Mossberg 870 12-gauge shotgun was taken sometime between June 20 and Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MISSING DOG

• Centralia police were called about 7:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of North Schueber Road to take a report a dog was stolen from a home. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING STROLLER

• A stroller was stolen from a a front porch at the 1200 block of G Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 3:15 p.m. yesterday.

MISSING PARCEL

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of West Pear Street about 2:30 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a UPS package from a porch.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called on Monday afternoon regarding a possible fraud. They are investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole tools from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of a residence overnight at the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday about a window getting broken out of a vehicle during the night at the 900 block of Goff Street in Centralia.

ON THE ROAD

• A youngster on a bicycle collided with a car at Main Street and Cascade Avenue in Chehalis about 1:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon, but was not seriously injured, according to responders.

• A 32-year-old motorist was arrested for being intoxicated behind the wheel as well as having three child passengers at the time yesterday evening in Centralia. Police contacted Chad C. Cozby, 32, of Sumner, about 6:25 p.m. at the 1500 block of Kresky Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.  He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence plus three counts of reckless endangerment, according to police.

• An 18-year-old motorist totaled his own Mitsubishi Eclipse as well as a Chehalis woman’s Grand Am after traveling too fast, losing control in a curve and spinning out early yesterday morning at the 200 block of Maurin Road in Chehalis. A deputy called just before 5 a.m. learned the teen’s car T-boned the other vehicle and spun multiple times, also causing minor damage to a third vehicle that was trying to back away, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nobody was injured, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. However, Trew A. Irwin, from Centralia, was cited for second-degree negligent driving, having no insurance and third-degree driving with a suspended license, Brown said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, she said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, possibly stolen property found in some bushes, barking dog … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Updated at 8:03 p.m.

DRUGS MISSING

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of 70 hydrocodone pills stolen from a residence on the 1100 block of South Schueber Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Police received a report of credit card theft, possibly from the mail, yesterday associated with the 600 block of South Rock Street in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 7:20 a.m. today about a vehicle prowl on Southwest James Street.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia about 11:30 a.m. yesterday because of graffiti written on a sculpture.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE, ANGRY YOUNG MAN

• An 18-year-old Randle resident was ordered held yesterday on $50,000 bail in connection with the shooting death of his grandparent’s dog. Kolby G. Mullins was booked into the Lewis County Jail on Friday and appeared before a judge yesterday afternoon. According to charging documents, Mullins is accused of vandalizing the grandparent’s motorcycle in Glenoma, leaving a note expressing how angry he was and suggesting they meet up to fight. That was in February. The court documents go on to detail how two weeks later Mullins allegedly drove up to a residence in Randle where the grandparent Gene Dunaway’s dog began to bark, and Mullins lifted a rifle, took aim and shot the dog twice, before driving away. The documents don’t indicate why Mullins was upset, but he has a pending case in another county in which he is charged with first-degree child molestation, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office. And the day after the motorcycle incident, Mullins tried to kill himself, sustaining a large gunshot wound on his head, according to the documents. He is charged with second-degree animal cruelty, harassment, second-degree theft, second- and third-degree malicious mischief as well as making a false or misleading statement to a public servant. Back in mid-February, he allegedly trashed somebody else’s pickup truck and their television near the Glenoma incident and took a dirt bike and tools, according to the documents. During the same time he allegedly invited another individual to fight, even with guns, out of anger at that person’s association with his grandparent, the documents relate. Yesterday afternoon, defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge both she and her temporary client were thoroughly confused as he was charged with the exact same incident in Lewis County District Court, and bail was set at $3,600. The prosecutor’s office said because of the severity of the charges and mental health issues, they wanted higher bail. Judge Richard Brosey left the bail amount at $50,000 as it was set in Mullins’ arrest warrant. The current charges were filed on April 15, and a passage in the affidavit of probable cause notes there was a time delay in the referral of these charges to their office and their office’s awareness the referral existed. Mullins’ arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, harassment, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, possible inappropriate touching, collision on city street, kids shooting off large fireworks, someone else setting off fireworks … and more.

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Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Updated at 7:59 p.m.

VEHICLE PROWLER HITS JACKPOT

• Someone rifled through a truck while its drivers dined at Gee Cees Truck Stop southwest of Toledo early on Saturday morning, removing $9,602 cash from the glove box, $200 from a wallet, a Rand McNalley GPS unit from the dashboard and also taking clothing including T-shirts and blue jeans. A deputy responding about 12:30 a.m. learned another truck driver had seen two males trying to break into the truck and the prowler or prowlers left the door open when they were done, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy asked the business to review images on its security system, Chief Stacy Brown said.

POLICE DOG HITS JACKPOT

• Chehalis Officer Warren Ayers and his K9 partner, Reign, assisted Centralia officers with capturing two car prowl suspects who ran as officers arrived on the scene at the 100 block of Jalyn Street in Centralia early yesterday morning. Zachory J. Schultz, 18, of Centralia, and a 17 year old were found hiding nearby and arrested for vehicle prowl following the approximately 2:50 a.m. call,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

MORE CAR PROWLS

• A GPS unit and a Blue Tooth device were stolen from a vehicle at the 1800 block of Collins Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Chehalis police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday when an individual out on a walk found some items that should have been in his vehicle, which was parked in its driveway on the 200 block of Southeast Adams Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Officers took a report about 9 a.m. on Saturday of a rope taken from the bed of a pickup parked in the 300 block of Division Avenue in Morton. The rope was later located, tied to the Tilton River Bridge, according to the Morton Police Department.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE BUSINESS THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a deputy took a report from a 27-year-old Rochester woman that someone broke into her storage unit at the 2400 block of Harrison Avenue and stole numerous items including a Craftsman table saw, a gas heater, a saddle and a toolbox. Shavings found on the ground at Keepers Storage indicate the thief drilled through the locking mechanism on her padlock to get in, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened sometime between 10 a.m. last Monday and 10 a.m. on Thursday, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The loss is estimated at $1,100, Brown said. An investigation is underway.

DUERR WOOD SPLITTER MISSING

• A five-ton wood splitter was stolen from an 87-year-old man’s property in the 200 block of Gershick Road in Silver Creek. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning it went missing sometime between 3 p.m. on May 4 and 1 p.m. the following day. It’s brand is Duerr, according to the sheriff’s office. The value is $1,600, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

MOWER MISSING

• A lawnmower was stolen from a yard during the night at the 100 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.

BUS YARD HIT UP FOR FUEL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that sometime before yesterday but after last Wednesday, someone broke into the Toledo School District bus garage compound and tried to siphon gas from the storage tank by cutting the fuel hose at the pump. The sheriff’s office thinks they were interrupted because they left their own gas can behind, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. They got in to the facility at the 100 block of Collins Road by cutting a hole in the chain link fence, Brown said. No fuel was stolen and the school district will attempt to review security images to see if a suspect can be identified, Brown said.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday morning by an individual who reported losing a credit card the day before, and then learning it had been used at several area businesses.according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT

• An officer was called at about 12:45 a.m. on Friday regarding an alleged assault at Green Hill School in Chehalis. It is being investigated, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• An officer was called to the 1000 block of Southwest 20th Street on Saturday afternoon regarding pain medication that was either stolen or misplaced, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

•  An officer was called to the 1000 block of Southwest 20th Street on Saturday evening after a 15-year-old boy was found with unspecified pills. The case is being referred to juvenile prosecutors for a possible drug charge, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of South Cedar Street in Centralia regarding someone spray painting the back of someone else’s truck.

• Police took a report around 10 p.m. yesterday of windows getting broken at a home on the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

WRECKS

• A pair of Vader residents were hospitalized as a precaution after their semi truck left the highway and rolled this morning in Eastern Washington. Julie A. Hedglin, 55, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 at the Dayton city limits when it happened just before 10 a.m., according to the Washington State Patrol. The passenger James L. Hedglin, 57, was not wearing a seat belt, the state patrol reports. The driver is to be issued a citation for second-degree negligent driving, according to the investigating trooper.

• Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue Chief Gregg Peterson said he believes two people were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday evening following a collision on northbound Interstate 5 just north of the Rush Road interchange at Napavine.

• A 23-year-old motorist from Missoula, Montana was injured when his Dodge Ram pickup left the roadway and struck a large tree head on yesterday afternoon east of Packwood. Troopers responded to the approximately 3:30 p.m. call to state Route 123 before milepost one, according to the Washington State Patrol. Bryce L. Greenfield was transported to Morton General Hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the state patrol. Greenfield wasn’t wearing a seat belt, the investigating trooper reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, resisting arrest, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly persons, harassment, trespassing, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, dogs left alone in parked vehicles in Chehalis at Safeway, at Wal-Mart and at Valley View Health Center, a pair of dogs walking around without an owner, kids in a neighbor’s pool at night when neighbor is gone … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Updated at 5:16 p.m.

ELDERLY CHEHALIS LOG TRUCK DRIVER DIES ON THE ROADWAY

• The truck driver who died yesterday on U.S. Highway 12 in Rochester was an 83-year-old Chehalis resident. Joseph P. Haunreiter was traveling eastbound when his 1979 Kenworth tractor and empty log trailer left the roadway, went through a guardrail and then hit a tree near Denmark Street, according to the Washington State Patrol. The cause of the wreck is under investigation, according to the state patrol. The approximately 4:30 p.m. crash shut down the highway for about five hours. Haunreiter died at the scene, his rig was destroyed.

INATTENTION ON I-5

• Four vehicles were towed and a Rochester woman transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after a 23-year-old driver from Ellensburg who wasn’t paying attention struck the back end of a car which was slowing for stopped traffic on Interstate 5 in south Centralia today, according to the Washington State Patrol. Shane A. Brady, 23, was issued a citation for going too fast, according to the state patrol. Teri L. Ramdsdell, 50, from Rochester, who was driving the Honda CRV he hit was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries, the investigating trooper reports. Troopers called about 1:20 p.m. to the northbound lanes near milepost 81 indicate the CRV was pushed into a Kia Sportage, which in turn was shoved into a 2002 Acura.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 3:40 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 2400 block of Cooks Hill Road. Money was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An officer was called to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue about 10 o’clock last night regarding a vehicle prowl. Someone broke a window to get inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, harassment, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for hit and run, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Friday, June 26th, 2015
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LOG TRUCK WRECK KILLS DRIVER

• A driver was dead at the scene when a log truck ran off U.S. Highway 12 in Rochester and struck a tree late this afternoon. Firefighters called about 4:30 p.m. to the area near Denmark Road found the rig about 40 feet off the road, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Fire Chief Robert Scott said the empty log truck hit a full-sized tree. The Washington State Patrol is investigating. As of 6:45 p.m., the highway was still closed and a detour put into place, according to Scott. Responders were also waiting for a crew from the state Department of Ecology to clean up spilled diesel and motor oil, Scott said.

BIG RIG BLOCKS I-5 AT CHEHALIS

• It wasn’t long after traffic started moving again on northbound Interstate 5 into Chehalis yesterday afternoon when a semi truck broke down in the middle of the freeway, and lost about 12 gallons of oil. It happened just before 6 p.m. at the 13th Street and Rice Road interchange and responding firefighters spent some time soaking up oil off the roadway, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

IMPAIRED DRIVER, CHILD OK AFTER CRASH

• A 23-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after her vehicle left the roadway and wrecked into a tree at the 100 block of Hadaller Road in Mossyrock last night. A deputy responding just after 7 p.m. noted her 5-year-old son was traveling with her, although he was in a booster seat in the back, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. No injuries were reported, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Sabrina R. Sutton, from Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for DUI and for reckless endangerment, Brown said.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning someone broke into a storage building belonging to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife at the 700 block of Davis Lake Road in East Lewis County. Nothing appeared to be missing but the cost was about $400 to repair the damaged door, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of North Pearl Street about 2 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of money through a financial scam.

• An officers was called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of G Street to take a report of fraudulent charges on someone’s credit card.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for shoplifting, dispute, protection order violation … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Flames spreading through freshly cut hay are extinguished in Winlock. / Courtesy photo by Patrick Jacobson

FIRE WEATHER IS UPON US

• Firefighters from three departments responded yesterday afternoon when fire broke out during a haying operation on the 500 block of Jones Road west of Winlock. They found a portion of the field of freshly cut hay burning – an area of approximately 300 feet by 300 feet – and a crew trying to keep the rest of it from being consumed, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. “I believe it happened from probably the exhaust from a tractor,” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson said. A small breeze tried to push it into a timber patch that had been logged probably two or so years ago, he said. Anderson said it was extinguished after about an hour and a half.

• Exceptionally dry weather and extreme fire danger means public access to more private timberlands is shut down temporarily. The Columbia Tree Farm, located near Morton, Riffe Lake, Swift Reservoir and north and south of Raymond is among those closed likely through the summer, Olympic Resource Management, a Pope Resources company, announced yesterday.

BARN BURGLED

• A 33-year-old Centralia area man called the sheriff’s office about 7:30 p.m. yesterday after discovering his barn door broken and his welder and bike missing. The resident of the 100 block of Goodrich Road said he’d been in there the night before and they were there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The bike is described as a Fetish Cycles road bicycle with a white frame and a Nascar sticker. The loss is listed at $1,400, according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police yesterday morning responded a burglary at the 1200 block of Alder Street and ended up arrested Jacob D. Holmgren. The 25-year-old Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 9:30 a.m. yesterday regarding fraudulent charges on a bank account, associated with a location at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 11 o’clock yesterday morning regarding a vehicle prowl at Northeast Hampe Way.

DOG FIGHT

• A Mineral man was bit on the thumb when he tried to break up a dog fight that occurred as he and his leashed service dog came out of the Headquarters Tavern in Mineral last night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 8:15 p.m. to the 100 block of Front Street learned from the 44-year-old a loose pit bull mix attacked his 3-year-old Malamute, according to the sheriff’s office. The owner of the suspect dog, a 36-year-old Mineral resident, was issued an infraction for prohibited activities by animals because the incident occurred off his dog’s property, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The malamute sustained three puncture wounds on its front leg, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disorderly person, threats on Facebook, missing TV remote, toddler sounding child calling 911, a vehicle without a placard parked in a handicap space; questions about possibly having purchased stolen goods, wondering if its okay to grow marijuana in a backyard … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Updated at 1:50 p.m.

FARMHOUSE CATCHES FIRE IN TOLEDO

• A fire that broke out last night at a Toledo area home appears to be related to its wiring, according to the fire investigator. Firefighters were called just before 8 p.m. to the 600 block of Jackson Highway South by a neighbor who noticed smoke, Investigator Ted McCarty said. The area burning was above the kitchen ceiling and below the second story floor, McCarty said. “Firefighters got there fast and did a pretty good job, got a good stop,” he said. The couple and their 8-year-old grandson who live there were not home at the time and nobody was injured, according to McCarty. “They did have a lot of animals,” he said. “By the time I left, she was still missing two cats but was going to look in the basement.”  McCarty said he believes the problem was most likely an electrical issue, as its a farm house with the old knot and tube wiring, but his investigation is not yet finished, he said.

RETAIL BURGLARY

• Chehalis police called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday regarding people behind Ace Hardware on South Market Boulevard arrived to discover merchandise outside the fenced area of the building including  a wheelbarrow and a couple of lawn mowers, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A police dog was put on a track but no suspects were located, according to police.

POSSIBLE MUGGING

• Chehalis police were called about 9:50 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue by an employee who said a customer asked them to call 911 because someone tried to rob him. The victim said the thief was a man in his 30s with short cropped hair, about 5-feet 9-inches tall and 190 pounds, and had a slight limp, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Further details were not yet put into an incident report, a department spokesperson said this morning. Update: It was more like someone asking for directions and being misunderstood, police said.

CAMPGROUND LOSES GOLF CART, TOOLS

• A Yamaha gas-powered golf cart was among the items stolen from Cascade Peaks Campground at the 11,000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Randle. The late 80s to early 90s model cart is white with a roof and curtain doors, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was last seen outside of their shop at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and gone by 9:30 the following morning, according to the sheriff’s office. Also stolen were gas cans and plumbing tools, among them a 54-inch pipe wrench, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown reports.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday to Southwest Newaukum Avenue about a vehicle prowl.

BREAKING WINDOWS

• Centralia police responded yesterday about 10:10 a.m. to the 900 block of Harrison Avenue regarding a report someone broke out a vehicle’s window. The suspect Alisha A. Holmes had been trespassed from the business previously, so she was arrested for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department. The 25-year-old Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Prosecutors declined to charge her with a felony and moved the case to be evaluated for Lewis County District Court.

• Centralia police were called about 9:50 a.m. yesterday regarding a broken window at a business on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, dog chasing cat, receipt of counterfeit bills, collision on city street … and more.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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Updated at 6:51 p.m.

FRACTURED FACE

• A 33-year-old Morton area man turned himself in yesterday as deputies were investigating an assault in which he allegedly beat a woman, punching her repeatedly in the face. Deputies were called around 3 p.m. about the incident that had just occurred at the residence on the 900 block of state Route 7, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 52-year-old woman had already been taken to Morton General Hospital with suspected broken bones in her face, according to the sheriff’s office. When interviewed, she said she and the suspect were arguing and he got on top of her and struck her with his hands, but also with an unknown object, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. The sheriff’s office subsequently got a call from the father of Brian D. Veach who said his son wanted to turn himself in and Veach was arrested for second-degree assault, domestic violence, Brown said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

OTHER ASSAULT

• Centralia officers responded to call from a doctor at about 3 o’clock this morning who advised that he had a juvenile assault victim that was being treated in the emergency room for minor injuries. The case is connected to the 900 block of E Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. An investigation is underway, according to police.

• Shannon L. Wachter, 19, of Centralia, was arrested for third-degree assault yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Further details were not readily available.

GARAGE BURGLED OF DRILLS

• Chehalis police were called at 11:40 a.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Avenue where someone had broken into a detached garage and made off with tools. Missing are three Milwaukee hand drills, two of which use a “slip chuck drive valve system” and the other which is a three-eighths inch chuck, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Also taken were two rechargeable batteries for the drills, according to police.

BARN BURGLED OF GUNS

• Someone got into a safe inside a barn on the 200 block of Evans Road outside Toledo and stole eight antique firearms, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The theft just reported occurred sometime since November of 2013, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Taken from the 82-year-old owner were a revolver, shotgun and rifles, Brown said. The loss is more than $5,000, Brown said.

CHEATED ONLINE

• A 44-year-old Chehalis woman appears to be out almost $2,000 after responding to an online offer of part-time employment from home. “(It appears to be) a typical, ‘we give you a cashiers check, you cash it and get money orders’,” Chehalis Police Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. “She did that and sent them off.” Then the victim learned from her bank she was overdrawn because the first check was no good, Bailey said. It wasn’t clear exactly the reason given for the complex transactions, Bailey said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called at 2 p.m. yesterday about a window getting broken on a vehicle parked at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue.

BUSHES IGNITE NEAR LAKE

• Firefighters called about 12:10 a.m. today to a report of a fire on the north end of Plummers Lake in Centralia found mixed grass and brush burning over an area of approximately 30 feet by 20 feet. it was extinguished without difficulty, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It appeared the fire may been started in or around a camping area, or where garbage had been dumped, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert.

RAILROAD TRACKS ON FIRE

• Rural Chehalis firefighters called regarding smoke seen by someone working at Stan Hedwall Park at 12:30 p.m. yesterday were dispatched to the 800 block of Shorey Road for what turned out to be two railroad ties burning. A lot of times a fire on railroad tracks like that can be from a spark off a train, Lewis County Fire District 6 Firefighter Matt McCoy said. They used a water can to extinguish it, and asked for BNSF to be notified, McCoy said.

WRECKS

• An 86-year-old driver was hurt when his truck ran off the road and into a power pole yesterday at the 800 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska. Deputies responding about 12:10 p.m. noted major front end damage to his 2005 Dodge pickup, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The patient had cuts to his hands and other unknown injuries, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for treatment, according to Brown.

• The Washington State Patrol blames inattention on the part of a 19-year-old driver for a two-vehicle wreck yesterday on state Route 508 that sent an older couple to the hospital. It happened about 12:30 p.m. just east of Interstate 5, according to the state patrol. Zachery R. Braun, of Chehalis, was southbound at Roberts Road in a Dodge pickup and stopped for the stop sign but then entered the highway without checking traffic and struck a Toyota Prius which was eastbound, the investigating trooper reports. Responding firefighters evaluated all three persons and found one needed to be transported with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue, formerly known as Lewis County Fire District 5. Linda R. Ferson, 71, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and her husband Galen D. Ferson, 75, went along with her, according to the state patrol. A citation for failure to yield the right-of-way was to be issued to Braun.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, harassment, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street; complaint of neighbor with too-tall grass … and more.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Updated

PERSON FOUND IN PASTURE BOOKED FOR STOLEN TRUCK

• A 36-year-old Olympia man was arrested this morning after he allegedly wrecked a truck into a utility pole along Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. The vehicle was stolen out of Thurston County, police said.  Officers responding about 6 a.m. were pointed in the direction the suspected driver had headed on foot, according to the Centralia Police Department. A police dog conducted a track and found 36-year-old Richie L. Sreap hiding in a cow pasture near Swanson Drive, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

• A 49-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested after allegedly loading a shotgun with two shells in the bedroom with his wife while they were arguing, and then turning and pointing the weapon at her. Deputies called to the home on Literal Road east of Chehalis at 12:03 a.m. yesterday booked Robert G. Ernst into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FAKE BILL

• Police were contacted by a convenience store at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue overnight about a counterfeit $5 bill received.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just before 11 p.m. yesterday after an individual on the 800 block of Northwest West Street watched a vehicle pull up by their vehicle and break out the window. No suspect was found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon that an unknown person broke a window with a rock at the 200 block of North Washington Street.

• Someone put graffiti on a garage on the 700 block of H Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday.

• AND, FROM MORTON

• A juvenile reported the theft of his bicycle from the 200 block of Main Avenue in Morton, the evening of June 12. A responding officer discovered his parents had taken the bike because he was not being responsible for its care, according to the Morton Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief, drinking in public, protection order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, injured deer on roadway, collision on city street, collision on county road, child left alone in a parked car, dog left alone in parked vehicle; complaints of tall grass at neighboring vacant house, someone lighting off fireworks … and more.

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Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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WRECKS

• A 55-year-old man riding a motorcycle was injured this morning east of Packwood when he traveled off the roadway and hit several rocks in a ditch. Gregory P. Kessel, of Olympia, was headed east when he wrecked near milepost 139 of U.S. Highway 12, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers responding at 8:30 a.m. found his 2012 Yamaha XVS was totaled, according to the state patrol. Kessel was transported to Morton General Hospital, the investigating trooper reports.

• The Washington State Patrol reported yesterday a Centralia man has died following a June 11 two-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near the Nisqually Bridge. Louis G. Moore, 81, was transported to Tacoma General Hospital after the early morning wreck in which his car rear-ended a GMC Terrain, according to the state patrol.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to the 800 block of Sunrise Lane about an identity theft. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHOPLIFTING

• Centralia police were called at 2:07 p.m. yesterday after a female pushed a cart full of groceries through the self checkout line and out the door at Safeway without paying. She was seen loading them into a turquoise colored Saturn – driven by a male with a beard – which fled the area of the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called yesterday afternoon by an individual who said their vehicle was prowled on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia a week earlier.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for collision on city street … and more.

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Friday, June 19th, 2015
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Updated at 4:15 p.m.

BOOM

• The state fire marshal advises that sales of consumer fireworks from state-licensed stands begins June 28 at noon and ends on July 5 at 9 pm.  Also reminding the public that  purchasing fireworks over the internet is illegal. As usual, the office suggests that attending a public display is a safe and fun way to enjoy fireworks. To learn about a community fireworks display in your area, visit their website.

EUUUUW

• A Chehalis officer was called over to Green Hill School yesterday afternoon after a 16-year-old student-inmate allegedly threw a milk carton of urine at two staff members. The case will be referred to prosecutors for two charges of custodial assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting suspicious circumstances … and more.

 

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Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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Honda CRX rests off the roadway along Salzer Valley Road. / Courtesy photo by Aaron Towman

Updated at 6:54 p.m.

MOTORIST CRITICAL AFTER CENTRALIA WRECK

• A 25-year-old driver was seriously injured when he was thrown from his car last night east of Centralia. Firefighters and deputies responding about 7:40 p.m. to the 1900 block of Salzer Valley Road found the 1991 Honda CRX was destroyed in the single-vehicle wreck, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A passenger had been seat belted in and suffered only minor cuts and bruises, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. But Blake S. Cohoon, 25, from Arizona, wasn’t using his seat belt and suffered life-threatening injuries, according to responders. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A spokesperson from the hospital said he was in surgery at noontime, and listed in critical condition. The sheriff’s office suspects Cohoon had been drinking and that speed contributed to the crash. The case will be referred to prosecutors for a charge of first-degree negligent driving, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

DRUGS

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon following a traffic stop at the 1200 block of Alder Avenue in Centralia. Dennis A Johnston was found to be driving with a suspected license and suspected meth was found during the contact, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

LOST AND FOUND

• Centralia police were called to 1300 block of Kayu Lane in Centralia yesterday morning about  10-speed bike someone had taken from the carport area of a home. The bicycle was subsequently found in some bushes off Reynolds Road and returned to its owner, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIRE ALONG TRACKS FOLLOWS BACKFIRING LOCOMOTIVE

• Rail traffic was stopped this afternoon after an older locomotive backfired and presumably was what ignited a pile of old and rotting railroad ties next to the track near Reynolds and Blair roads in Centralia. Employees of Puget Sound and Pacific Rail who called 911 about 3:10 p.m. said they saw a four-foot flame come from the top of the engine, according to Riverside Fire Authority. They tried to put it out with fire extinguishers and arriving firefighters finished the job without complication, according to a summary of the incident. It was a roughly 10 foot by 30 foot pile of ties, and flames had spread slowly into light vegetation, according to the fire department.

DEPUTY MISSES ELK, RUNS INTO TREE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office revealed today that one of its deputies on routine patrol swerved to miss an elk on the roadway and struck a tree, totaling a 2013 Ford Explorer Interceptor SUV. The deputy was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma to be treated for minor injuries and has been released, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened about 11 p.m. last Sunday night on state Route 706 near Ashford, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. The accident is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol, Brown indicated.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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MEDICAL OXYGEN CATCHES FIRE AT CENTRALIA HOME

• A resident smoking near medical oxygen ignited a fire overnight at the 1300 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia. Crews dispatched at 2:40 a.m. saw light smoke coming out the doors and windows of the home, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Once inside, they extinguished a bedroom fire before it extended into the structure, according to a brief summary of the incident. All occupants were evacuated and no injuries were noted, according to Riverside. The damage is estimated at $1,000.

DOWNTOWN CENTRALIA RESTAURANT KITCHEN FIRE HALTED

• Firefighters from Centralia and Chehalis responded about 9:30 p.m. yesterday to a reported fire in a restaurant on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Once inside, they found that the fire suppression hood had been activated due to a fire from a cooking appliance, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The damage at the downtown building was described as light. The business is Great Cuisine of India.

FIRE EXTINGUISHED AT STORAGE UNIT BUSINESS

• Firefighters called about 8:15 p.m. yesterday to a commercial storage business on the 2900 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis found a small fire in a wall, according to Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue, formerly known as Lewis County Fire District 5. The cause is under investigation, Chief Gregg Peterson said.

DRYER FIRE

• Firefighters called about 7:10 p.m. yesterday to a dryer fire at the 1000 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia extinguished it and took the dryer outside, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

SUSPICIOUS FIRE ON LOGGING ROAD

• A deputy was called early yesterday to the woods outside of Morton after the discovery of a truck that that had burned. The branches around it were still warm but there was nobody around, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said it was 1990s model four-door Toyota 4Runner, but the license plate was melted so they’re not sure what state it was from. The 12:05 a.m. call was to the area of Mosswood Road and Forest Service Road 73 but the scene was actually 10 to 15 miles up a logging road, Brown said. They turned it over to the Forest Service to investigate, Brown said.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 12:30 a.m. today about a car prowl at the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia. A window was broken and a stereo speaker was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNRULY PERSON

• A case of a patient at Providence Centralia Hospital who reportedly got angry and broke off a IV holder from a bed is being referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers called at about 1:40 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Schueber Road restrained the disorderly male subject, according to police.

DRUGS

• Police arrested a 20-year-old Chehalis woman yesterday for possession of heroin after they responded to the Yard Birds Mall about someone attempting to spend a counterfeit $50 bill. An officer called at 5 p.m. yesterday to the 2100 block of North National Avenue was told one of the vendors was the victim and when Kristina S. Bailey was searched, the suspected drug was found, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Bailey was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

LOST AND FOUND

• A citizen contacted police yesterday morning and turned over a baggie of bills that were found at a bus stop on the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street; request for help removing a bat from inside a house … and more.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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PEDESTRIAN SCARES MOTORIST

• Centralia police took a report yesterday about 6:30 p.m. that a man aggressively approached the driver of a car at Harrison Avenue and Belmont Street, told her to get out and threatened her with a flashlight. She left the scene unharmed and no arrest had been made as of this morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police are investigating an incident where an iPad was missing from a backpack that was being held for a 14-year-old at Wal-Mart yesterday.

DRUGS

• Officers arrested a 15-year-old for being in possession of marijuana yesterday morning at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia. The teen was released to a parent, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SUSPECTED GUNSHOTS FIRED ON I-5

• Troopers are seeking witnesses to a road rage incident that occurred southbound Interstate 5 just south of Tumwater yesterday evening. It began near milepost 101 and escalated with possible shots fired before a gray Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle exited the freeway at exit 95, according to the Washington State Patrol. The other vehicle is described as a single cab brown pickup truck with a canopy and Oregon license plates, according to the state patrol. Anyone who saw what happened or has any information about it is asked to contact the Washington State Patrol at 360-586-1999.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, failing to transfer vehicle title, failing to register as a sex offender; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, protection order violation, collision on city street, stolen vehicles that just turned out to have been parked where their owners weren’t looking them; complaint of male sitting on a bench begging for money in downtown Chehalis … and more.

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Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Updated at 4:15 p.m.

BURGLARY RANDLE

• Someone pried open a hasp to a storage shed at the 600 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Randle and stole a riding mower, a utility trailer, a generator, an air compressor, a chainsaw and a tool box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, a 60-year-old Seattle resident who owns River Run Ranch, said it happened sometime in the seven days before Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at about $900, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY SILVER CREEK

• A deputy responded about 10 p.m. on Saturday to a burglary at a vacation home on the 1300 block of state Route 122 in Silver Creek where someone had cut padlocks to a gate, a barn and a shed and stole numerous items including a dozen 10 by 10 canopies and a bright blue four-foot tall air compressor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim is compiling a list, according to the sheriff’s office. A garage was ransacked as well, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The break-in occurred sometime since May 26, according to Brown.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Deputies responding to a residential burglary alarm at the 2000 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia about 3 p.m. on Saturday found a ladder leaned against the house and the front door unlocked. A search inside by a police dog was conducted and nobody was there, but stolen from the couple’s home were various valuables including a kids Kindle, a Philips portable DVD player, costume jewelry and seven books of checks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• An 89-year-old Centralia man reported someone burglarized his home on the 2700 block of Bennet Road sometime between Friday and Saturday, making off with 20 silver dollars, six wrist watches and a set of keys, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A teenage boy was arrested after allegedly admitting to burglarizing the home of his foster mother’s grown son at the 2700 block of Lincoln Creek Road west of Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was called on Friday and learned it happened sometime June 3 and Thursday and when confronted, the teen had returned the car keys, hunting knife, cell phone and alcohol, according to the sheriff’s office. He was arrested for residential burglary, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY ASHFORD

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that a deputy took a report on Thursday of a burglary at a vacation home on the 300 block of Skate Creek Road near Ashford in which someone stole food, alcohol, an old BB gun and other items sometime during the previous week.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning when the owner of M&K Town Store on the 500 block of North Market Boulevard discovered the glass door to the business broken out. Nothing initially appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It happened sometime after about 12:30 a.m., according to police.

• Chehalis police were called at noon Saturday to Stan Hedwall Park on the 1500 block of Rice Road following the discovery someone broke into the concession stand through a sliding window and stole the cash register. It had about $80 in it and was valued at $10, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An estimated $10 in food items were missing as well, police said.

THEFT CHEHALIS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that three Husqvarna push mowers valued at $1,200 were stolen from a business on the 1600 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis last week between Wednesday and Thursday.

CAR PROWL

• A compound bow, a knife and other items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle overnight at the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia, according to a  report made to police yesterday morning.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responded yesterday evening to a report of broken windows on a building at Centralia College, at the 400 block of Centralia College Boulevard.

TOM FOOLERY

• A 31-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested when he allegedly came at an officer in a ‘fighting stance’ outside a bar on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue on Friday night. There had been an altercation, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Aaron J. Calista allegedly wasn’t allowing officers to handcuff him, so he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for both disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

WILDFIRE NEAR PE ELL

• Firefighters were called yesterday to a wildfire near Pe Ell of estimated to be about 40 acres. At least two helicopters were sent to assist, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

CRASH

• An 18-year-old woman was cited for second-degree negligent driving after a head on collision just before 5 p.m. on Thursday on Jackson Highway near Logan Hill Road in Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the 55-year-old in the other vehicle was cited for driving with a suspended license and no insurance. Two people were injured, with a broken ankle and a broken wrist, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, runaway child, misdemeanor theft, receiving counterfeit money, collisions on city streets; complaints of house getting ‘egged’, neighbor dog barking for seven hours, old man begging for money downtown Chehalis, little girls throwing rocks onto freeway breaking windshield … and more.

 

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Sunday, June 14th, 2015
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The remains of Middle Fork Road home smolder this morning. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 1

FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH ONALASKA RESIDENCE

• An Onalaska area family lost their home to a fire this morning, as well as its contents and some pets. Firefighters were called to a shed fire on the 600 block of Middle Fork Road just before 8 a.m. and by the time they arrived, the adjacent manufactured home was fully engulfed in flames, Lewis County Fire District 1 Assistant Chief Rhonda Volk said. “It spread quick,” Volk said “Basically just the foundation is left.” The couple who reside there had gotten out without injuries but they had five kittens and only two were found, she said. A young adult niece lives with them as well but wasn’t there at the time, according to Volk. They also lost chicks they were raising in the shed, she said. The Red Cross was asked to come out to help the family, she said. A fire investigator was looking into the cause.

CAT BURGLAR STRIKES AGAIN

• Rooftop break-ins continue in the Twin Cities, with Wendy’s restaurant in Centralia becoming the latest victim. Arriving workers called police at 7:30 a.m. yesterday to the fast food business on the 800 block of Harrison Avenue following the discovery. Someone had cut a hole in a wall to get into a room where they got into a strong box and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Centralia Police Department. They entered the building through a hole cut into the roof, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Reichert said he would guess a tool like a sawzall may have been used. On Friday morning someone struck similarly at the Twin City Town Center in Chehalis and two weeks ago someone burglarized the McDonald’s on Lum Road in Centralia the same way.

WRONG GUY

• Centralia police responded to an 8:45 p.m. call yesterday at the 200 block of West Chestnut Street where a 22-year-old Rochester man said he was attacked by another motorist. He said a driver cut him off so he rolled down his window to ask what he wanted, and the other driver pulled open his car door and punched him several times, according to police. He called him by a different name and when the Rochester man got out his license to prove he was not the named person, the suspect grabbed it from him, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nicholas L. Gonzalez, 24 of Chehalis, was subsequently located and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree robbery, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. Gonzalez was in further trouble because he was found in a stolen car, Reichert said.

FRAUD

• A Centralia man called police late Friday afternoon after discovering someone stole some checks from him at the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue and cashed them. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HANDBAG TAKEN

• Someone stole a purse from the 800 block of Alder Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police  about 7 p.m. on Friday.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police responded to a call about 4:20 a.m. call today from the 1800 block of North Pearl Street where a wallet was stolen from an unlocked car.

• Police took a report yesterday of several vehicles getting broken into overnight at the 700 block of Bengal Court in Centralia., Among the items missing was a GPS device, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of West Plum Street. Someone broke a window to get inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia about 7:50 p.m. on Friday to take a report of the theft of a wallet and medications from a vehicle while its owner was in the restroom.

BIKE BUMPS BUS

• Centralia police were called late Friday afternoon to take a report from Twin Transit that earlier in the day a bicyclist had run into one of its busses at the 900 block of Harrison Avenue.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, teenager with marijuana, driving under the influence; responses for other theft, misdemeanor assault, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, June 12th, 2015
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NO CAT BURGLAR FOUND

• Chehalis police were called just before 1 o’clock this morning to the Twin City Town Center where a worker discovered someone tried to break in through the roof. The individual was putting away the parking lot sweeper when they looked up and saw evidence someone tried to gain entry into that portion of the building, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A police dog helped conduct a sweep of the area at the 1300 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue but nobody was found, according to police. It was just two weeks earlier when McDonald’s on Lum Road in Centralia was burglarized by someone who cut a hole in the roof to get inside.

BUSINESS BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to a hardware store on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard where someone broke into a fenced area overnight an stole a gray fountain. The loss is listed at $692.99, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A similar break-in happened there a week earlier.

MONEY MISSING

• A Centralia resident in his mid 70s reported to police yesterday that an unauthorized person removed more than $1,000 from his bank account, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to a nursing home on the 1500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday to talk with a man in his 90s regarding cash stolen from him.

BAD BILL BUYS GAS

• Chehalis police were called about 10 o’clock last night when a clerk on Northwest State Avenue discovered a customer used a counterfeit $50 to pay for fuel and a scratch ticket.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 900 block of Schueber Road regarding an individual reportedly using the name of a family member to get medical care from Providence Centralia Hospital.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just before 8 o’clock yesterday morning about someone rifling through an unlocked vehicle at the 2400 block of Leisure Lane. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to take a report of a sexual assault involving juveniles said to have taken place a week earlier. Further details were not readily available.

BARK FIRE

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 6:50 p.m. yesterday to extinguish a beauty bark fire in the landscaping along the 1500 block of North National Avenue. It was most likely caused by a cigarette, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

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Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Updated at 3:22 p.m.

CHEHALIS TRUCK THEFT SUSPECT CHASED TO MORTON

• Chehalis police responded to a 4 a.m. alarm at an auto dealership on Sunday morning and discovered someone had used their vehicle to smash out the glass doors to the showroom. An individual had gone inside Titus-Will and grabbed several keys and tried them until they found one that worked, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Missing was a 2012 Dodge pickup truck, which was spotted leaving the area of the 2500 block of North National Avenue by another responding officer, police said. A police pursuit ensued that took them, along with a Centralia police officer, all the way to Morton, via Centralia-Alpha Road, according to detective Sgt. Gary WIlson. The officer temporarily lost sight of the stolen truck in town, but it wasn’t long before it was located at the Chevron station, where its driver was attempting to fuel up, Wilson said. A Morton officer joined them just before 4:30 a.m. and they took Brian A. Fortune, 29, of Chehalis, into custody. Fortune was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, eluding and, possession of methamphetamine, according to police.

POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE: MAYBE, MAYBE NOT

• A 32-year-old man was arrested after a deputy traveling through Vader checked a license plate on a parked car and discovered it was stolen out of Federal Way. The deputy contacted the individual believed to have parked the 2001 Nissan Maxima at the 100 block of Spring Court at about 2:20 a.m. yesterday and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree possession of stolen property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Glen A. Harmon had just moved from Federal Way to Vader a week earlier, according to the sheriff’s office. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

SUCKERED IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday evening from an individual who said two people offered to fix dents in their vehicle while they shopped at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue, and paid them, but didn’t get what they expected. When the victim returned, there was makeup and bingo blotter ink spread on the car, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PILFERING IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were contacted about 12:20 p.m. on Friday by an individual who reported a small metal tool box was stolen from their unlocked garage on Southwest 21st Street. Also missing was a solar-powered glass globe from the patio, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of South Pearl Street where someone during the night broke into a car and stole its stereo, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by an individual who said that while they were parked in a downtown city parking lot the night before, someone prowled their vehicle and stole items including at least one purse.

• A 51-year-old Longview painter contacted law enforcement on Saturday morning after discovering someone broke into his work van while it was parked overnight at the Shell station on the 100 block of Mulford Road outside Toledo. Someone pried open a door and stole two paint sprayers – one a Graco 395 and the other a Titan – a buffer, a sander and two extension cords sometime after 4 p.m. on Friday and before 10 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,600, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• An officer responded to the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia after a 6 p.m. report yesterday someone damaged a motel room.

• A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly breaking a windshield during a dispute on Saturday evening at Haviland Street and Lum Road in Centralia. Brandon D. Genin, from Marysville, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND, FROM MORTON

• A dispute between two boat owners was reported in the 200 block of Westlake Avenue at 10 p.m. on Friday. Parties were arguing over one of them driving too close to the other boat while parking, according to the Morton Police Department. Officers encouraged those involved to park across the parking lot from one another, police reported.

• A motorist who fled an attempted traffic stop on Davis Lake Road in Morton around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday hasn’t been found, according to the Morton Police Department. The vehicle was later located unoccupied on a nearby logging road, but the driver is wanted for reckless driving, according to police.

NOT A SPRAY PARK, NOT AN OUTDOOR SHOWER

• Chehalis police were called about 8 o’clock on Sunday morning about a male in his underwear taking a bath in the fountain in front of the library off Northeast Park Street. He actually was wearing jogging shorts, but was told what he was doing wasn’t appropriate, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There was no soap involved, police said.

FAIL

• Two Glenoma residents were hurt during a driving lesson when the driver accidentally hit the wrong pedal on Glenoma Road late yesterday afternoon. The 58-year-old student driver, who was not licensed, suffered a possible fractured jaw and her boyfriend a possible broken arm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 6:20 p.m. to Morton General Hospital was told by the 55-year-old passenger that his girlfriend got nervous and he told her to hit the brakes but she hit the gas instead, and both grabbed the steering wheel in an attempt to miss a tree, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. They ran into a small ditch and struck an alder tree, Brown said. The 1997 Geo Prizm was described as totaled. The woman was cited for no valid operators license, according to the sheriff’s office.

DUI WRECK

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was injured in a single-vehicle accident on the northbound viaduct on South Gold Street in Centralia on Saturday night. Riverside Fire Authority reports it responded at 9:50 p.m. where airbags had deployed but the occupant had serious injuries and suspected internal injuries. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the fire department. Police report they responded at 8:52 p.m. and cited Aurelio Almontes Barboza, for driving under the influence.

MOTORCYCLIST AIRLIFTED

• Firefighters responded about 10:40 a.m. today to a wreck between a small motorcycle and a car at South Pearl and Cherry streets. The 64-year-old man operating the motorcycle was transported to Harborview Medical Center by medical helicopter for possible internal injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Centralia police indicated the man had been ejected and described his injuries as non-life threatening. The driver of the other vehicle was issued a notice of infraction for failure to yield the right of way, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, no-contact order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, stolen wallet, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, fire in an oven, to find a person with a misdemeanor warrant hiding under a bed on display at a business … and more.