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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Updated at 11:04 a.m.

POLICE: MATH AVOIDING CHILD PULLS TEACHER’S HAIR

• An officer was called to Washington Elementary School on Field Avenue in Centralia about 10:15 a.m. yesterday after a student allegedly pulled his teacher’s hair and tried to kick her. The 11-year-old boy reportedly did not want to do math work, according to the Centralia Police Department. The child was turned over to his parent and a case for fourth-degree assault is being forwarded to prosecutors, according to police. The teacher’s injuries were non-life- threatening, police report.

PAIR CITED FOR FIGHTING

• Centralia responded to an approximately 6:15 p.m. call yesterday to the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue where they arrested two people for fighting in public. Cited and then released were Nicholas A. Richart, 35 of Centralia; and Synthia L. Barnes, 20 of Morton, according to the Centralia Police Department. Barnes was additionally cited for minor in possession-consumption of alcohol, according to police.

FIREARMS TAKEN IN BREAK-IN

• Centralia police are investigating a residential burglary at the 1100 block of Long Road in which three handguns as well as electronics were reported stolen. An officer called to the home about 6:40 p.m. yesterday learned the missing firearms were a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 mm and two Ruger pistols, according to police.

NARCOTICS MISSING FROM BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that pain medication was stolen from a residence on the 3100 block of Ives Road sometime between Friday and yesterday. The victim said 104 Oxycodone pills disappeared while she was away from home for a few days, according to the sheriff’s office.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 12:40 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of West Main Street to take a report of a theft of property through credit card fraud. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning regarding a vehicle stolen from the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue. Taken sometime during the night from in front of the owner’s home was a black 2003 Kia Spectra, according to the Centralia Police Department. The car has a license plate reading ABN 8729.

SIGNS MISSING

• At 1:12 p.m. yesterday, a resident at the 1000 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia called police to report signs had been stolen from their property, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An individual called police about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to report their battery was stolen from their vehicle at the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a man sleeping in a car in a parking lot behind a business on the 600 block of South Market Boulevard ended up arresting the 33-year-old for possession of methamphetamine. Peter J. Herman, from Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Herman was initially arrested for an outstanding warrant and the suspect substance was located incident to that arrest, a department spokesperson said.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 36-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she allegedly tried to make a left turn in front of an oncoming car on Jackson Highway at Logan Hill Road south of Chehalis yesterday evening. Deputies responding at 6:20 p.m. found her unhurt but her Chevrolet Tahoe with major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 22-year-old driver of the totaled Acura Integra suffered from back and leg pain and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office. Chrystal Graham, 36, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after a deputy responded last night to find a vehicle’s front end stuck in a ditch and the man staggering away up Big Hanaford Road with a 4-year-old girl on his shoulders, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy called just before 9 p.m. was advised the unoccupied truck at Tono Road was partially blocking the road and upon arrival, bystanders pointed out the man, according to the sheriff’s office. Nathaniel M. Bryce reportedly told the deputy he had drank one tall can of beer. Bryce was also arrested for third-degree driving with a suspended license, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, graffiti on a fence … and more, among 138 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6 a.m. today.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
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Updated at 6:09 p.m.

HOSPITAL PATIENT FLEES FAMILY MEMBER WITH KNIFE

• Bail was set at $50,000 today for a 25-year-old man whose mother said she woke up to find him approaching her hospital bed with a knife raised above his head, but when he tripped and fell, she grabbed her walker and fled. The mom had recently had her right leg amputated at the knee and was not stabbed during the incident on Saturday afternoon at Providence Centralia Hospital, according to court documents. Police responding to the approximately 2:40 p.m. call to the  900 block of South Scheuber Road in Centralia indicated when they arrived, David D. Marrs was detained in handcuffs and seemed to be having a hard time staying awake, with dropping eyelids and slurred speech, according to court documents. Marrs was arrested and booked for second-degree assault and today charged with the same offense in Lewis County Superior Court. His arraignment is set for Thursday.

ARSON INVESTIGATION CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called to an alley near the 600 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue early on Saturday morning after two vehicles caught fire. Firefighters responded around 3:30 a.m. for a cargo van fully engulfed in flames, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The fire department returned just after 5 a.m. to the same alley when an individual reported someone tried to light his pickup truck on fire, according to police. Officers collected evidence and the case is under investigation, police department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

POSSIBLE ROBBERY ATTEMPT

• Centralia police were called just after 9 p.m. yesterday to the 800 block of Harrison Avenue where they were told a 21-year-old Centralia man gunned his vehicle trying to get away from three males he said were trying to rob him and he ran into a landscaping rock. It was originally called in as a hit and run, according to the Centralia Police Department. He said he saw a knife, and officers were later told a male was hit by a car, but police are still trying to sort it out, according to Officer Tracy Murphy.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Police were called about 10:40 a.m. on Saturday to a business on the 1800 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue in Chehalis where a door was found kicked in. Cash and keys were among the items missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning some evidence was left at the scene of a burglary to an office on the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia that occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Thursday and 8:50 a.m. on Friday. Stolen from the Catholic Housing Services were deposit slips and an electric wire tester, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAMPING SITES PROWLED

• A deputy was called to Taidnapam Park at the east end of Riffe Lake over the weekend where someone stole several fishing poles and reels from numerous camp spots during the night. Five individuals were victimized sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Saturday, with a loss of about $4,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called to the 500 block of Harrison Avenue about 11:15 p.m. yesterday for a car prowl. Someone broke two windows out of the locked vehicle and stole a wallet and clothing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 11:20 a.m. yesterday for a vehicle prowl at the 300 block of Southeast Canyon Drive in Chehalis in which someone got into a truck’s toolbox and stole numerous items, including a Poulan 14-inch chainsaw, three fishing poles and tackle as well as Dunlop Fury golf clubs. Among the missing items are a Calloway driver and custom Seahawks putter, according to police.

• Someone stole a Stihl MS066 chainsaw from the bed of a pickup truck at the 1900 block of Southwest Sniveley Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police just before 8 o’clock yesterday morning. It had a 32-inch Oregon saw bar and was valued at $1,000, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police took a report from the 1500 block of North National Avenue on Friday afternoon of a car prowl. The owner noticed its door was ajar and discovered cigarettes and change were missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MISSING CHAINSAW LOCATED

• Centralia police made a traffic stop just before 8 p.m. yesterday in which two males fled on foot but left the vehicle. Inside, an officer discovered a stolen chainsaw, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened at Chestnut Street and Marsh Avenue, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 22-year-old Centralia resident was arrested about 8:30 p.m. last night for alleged drug possession after police were called about a possible theft from the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act was Zachary J. Konoske, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WANTED INDIVIDUALS LOCATED

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning the 29-year-old woman wanted for allegedly lighting her companion’s tent on fire was picked up yesterday on Mellen Street by Centralia police. Kayleigh S. McDaniel, a homeless person from Centralia, allegedly assaulted the 36-year-old victim and ruined his tent early on Sunday at a transient camp along the Chehalis River west of Interstate 5 near milepost 81. McDaniel was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault and first-degree arson, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim was arrested at the same time yesterday for an outstanding warrant, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Prosecutors declined to file the felony charge today against McDaniel.

• Deputies on Friday visited with a 34-year-old man jailed the night before by the Olympia Police Department, after being contacted driving a gray 2003 BMW, with its front bumper held up with zip ties. The car was suspected to be involved in at least two residential burglaries last week in the Independence Valley west of Centralia. The Olympia resident allegedly confessed to breaking in to the home on the 100 block of Smith Road and another on the 200 block of Nelson Road, saying he wanted to sell or trade the valuables to support his drug habit, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy R. Bunting was left at the jail in Thurston County but faces possible charges of residential burglary, trafficking in stolen property, three counts of theft of a firearm and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Investigation is still, underway to try to locate the stolen property, believed to have ended up in the Lacey area, according to Brown.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, obstructing, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 127 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 5:20 a.m. today.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
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HOUSE FIRE

• Firefighters called yesterday morning to the 100 block of Bear View Drive east of Chehalis were told the resident could see smoke and flames under her house. The crew arriving for the 7:50 a.m. call found heavy smoke coming from under the residence and were able to extinguish it, keeping it contained to the crawl space, according to Riverside Fire Authority. There was only minimal damage to rest of the home, Fire Capt. Casey McCarthy reports. Nobody was injured. The cause is under investigation.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

• A 25-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree assault related to a domestic situation yesterday. David D. Marrs’ arrest is associated with a 2:40 p.m. call to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN

• Centralia police were called about 12:30 a.m. yesterday to a report of a burglary at the 700 block of West First Street. An unknown amount of cash was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• A utility trailer was reported stolen about 3:30 p.m. yesterday from the 1200 block of Johnson Road in Centralia.

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of Virginia Drive about 4 p.m. yesterday where they arrested a 31-year-old woman for allegedly stealing documents from a neighbor’s front porch. Tina M. Wood, of Centralia, was cited for third-degree theft and then released pending a court date, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GRAB AND GO

• Centralia police were called about 9:30 p.m. on Friday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue where they were told a cart-full of alcohol was stolen.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of Johnson Road about 8:45 p.m. yesterday where they were told a vehicle’s window was broken and a purse stolen.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, negligent driving, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 297 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 48-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Updated at 1:48 p.m.

BREAK-IN WEST OF CENTRALIA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning another burglary was discovered along the 200 block of Smith Road west of Centralia. The owner said his house was vacant but sometime in the previous four days, someone broke a window and stole two televisions, a wooden trunk, a quilt and other valuables, according to the sheriff’s office.

VEHICLE THEFT CHEHALIS

• A tan-colored 1999 F250 pickup truck, with matching canopy, was stolen from the 100 block of Kennicott Road in Chehalis sometime between Wednesday and yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has a license plate reading B67125P and is valued at $10,000 according to the sheriff’s office.

COMPUTERS, TOWERS, MONITORS MISSING

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to an apartment complex on the 1500 block of North National Avenue for a report that someone broke in to a usually-locked computer lab room and stole two Dell computers. Missing were the screens, keyboards, mice and also an additional modem, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $2,119, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday to a vehicle prowl at the 100 block of Southwest 11th Street. Sometime during the night, somebody got inside an unlocked vehicle and rummaged around, but took nothing, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was the second occurrence for the victim in a two-week period, police said.

BAD BILLS

• Chehalis police were called to a gas station yesterday afternoon at the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue when a customer attempted to pay with what appeared to be two counterfeit $10 bills. The customer had gotten them from a relative and did not know they were fake, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer took the money into evidence, according to police.

CRIME STOPPERS WANTS TIPS ABOUT WINLOCK THEFT

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for information on a burglary last month to a detached garage at the 800 block of North Military Road in Winlock in which a neighbor reported seeing an unfamiliar person during the time frame of the break-in. It happened on the afternoon of April 27, and the person seen was described as a white male 35 to 40 years old and driving a black two-door coupe, according to Crime Stoppers. Seven hundred and fifty dollars worth of tools were taken, including a Stihl brush cutter, a Stihl blower, two Rigid brand cordless drills and a Rigid cordless impact hammer. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 33-year-old Chehalis man suffered a chest injury in a two-vehicle collision yesterday at Carroll and Harmon roads near Napavine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo which was totaled and a 16-year-old girl from Chehalis was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry, according to a deputy who responded about 3:40 p.m. yesterday. The teen was uninjured, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, anti-harassment order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute threat, shoplifting, civil issue, trespassing, runaway juvenile, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, receipt of a fraudulent check, collision on city street … and more, among 149 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Updated at 3:23 p.m.

BMW-DRIVING BURGLAR SOUGHT

• Authorities are asking for the public’s help after two residential burglaries yesterday in the Independence Valley west of Centralia. A woman arrived home at 7:45 a.m. at the 100 block of Smith Road and spoke to the likely thief, who had a gray BMW parked in her driveway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He said he was looking for a female, whose name he gave, and then he drove off, according to the sheriff’s office. It turns out the living room window had been broken out and more than $5,000 worth of valuables were missing, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Law enforcement officers canvassed the area but did not locate the suspect, Brown said. He is described as a white male 25 to 30 years old and average looking with short hair. The car had a bungee cord or zip tie or something similar tied to the front bumper, Brown said. It also had what looked like cleaning supplies in the back seat, according to Brown.

• Later yesterday, the sheriff’s office was contacted by a second burglary victim in the Independence Valley, at the 200 block of Nelson Road near Rochester, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., someone forced their way through a locked back door, rifled through the entire house and made off with three firearms, collectible knives, a German clock, silver utensils and a down comforter.

GRAB AND GO AT OUTLETS FOILED

• Centralia police were called to the Nike Store on the 100 block of West High Street just after 5 p.m. yesterday after three individuals allegedly placed about $1,000 worth of merchandise into bags, ran out the door, jumped into a car and took off northbound up Interstate 5. A trooper caught up to the suspect vehicle near Tumwater, according to the Centralia Police Department. Arrested for organized retail theft and booked into the Lewis County Jail were Kaisha R. Walker, 21, of University Place; Jalexis B. Ezell, 20, of Tacoma; and Chadrick C. Singleton, 25, of Lakewood, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• A purse and a Galaxy tablet were stolen from a vehicle parked at the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 7:30 a.m. yesterday.

DOMESTIC BROKEN GLASS

• Chehalis police were called to the 600 block of Northwest Prindle Street after a male reportedly broke out the window of a vehicle during a dispute around 1:20 p.m. yesterday. He was gone when officers arrived, but the female in the vehicle was still there, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police are forwarding a case for malicious mischief to the city prosecutor for evaluation, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

FLAMING TRASH AT TRAIN YARD

• Centralia firefighters called about 7:10 a.m. today to a fire in a rail car south of the Sixth Street viaduct found a garbage-carrying container burning. The crew worked with rail yard employees to move the affected cargo container to a side track and lowered it to the ground for extinguishment, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It held household trash and a large amount asphalt shingles, according to the fire department.

CAR VERSUS POLE

• A 28-year-old Centralia resident  was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after her car ran into a utility pole about 12:30 a.m. today at the 200 block of Downing Road in Centralia. Dawnita K. Ortivez was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department. Her Honda Accord had damage on the driver’s side, according to police.

VEHICLE VERSUS CHURCH

• Firefighters were on the scene about 12:30 p.m. today of a vehicle into a building collision at Southwest 183rd Avenue at Pendleton Street in Rochester. Only minor injuries were involved, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. The roof of the vehicle came into contact with and shoved in an exterior wall at Crossroads Church, according to an image shared by the fire department. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office indicates the incident was a suicide attempt by the driver.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, shoplifting, stolen bicycle, runaway juvenile, disorderly person, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, receipt of a fraudulent check; complaint about someone putting poop in someone else’s dumpster … and more, among 141 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:45 a.m. today.

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Southwest 183rd Avenue at Pendleton Street in Rochester. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Updated at 6:04 p.m.

HIGH-SPEED CHASE CONCLUDES ON DEAD END ROAD

• A trooper traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 sees a motorcyclist approaching from the opposite direction at more than 90 mph. The man on the motorcycle slows and waves as he passes the trooper, in the 55 mph zone. Trooper makes a U-turn and tries to catch up to the speeder, who pulls away at an estimated 113 mph, even going around two vehicles in a curvy no-passing zone. Motorcyclist turns off the highway onto Damron Road and trooper catches up just as motorcycle turns right on to Cindee Lane. A gravel, dead-end road. The 36-year-old biker loses control, lays bike on its side. The aforementioned pursuit occurred about 8 p.m. yesterday near Mossyrock, according to the allegations by authorities. As trooper is handcuffing Luke J. Foss, Foss mutters, “Shoot, that was dumb.” So says the Lewis County Prosecutors Office, which filed charges today for attempting to elude. The LaCenter resident was allowed release on a $10,000 signature bond, with an arraignment for the felony charge scheduled for May 26 in Lewis County Superior Court.

WINLOCK SHED BURGLED

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone broke into a storage shed a Winlock man rents out and stole a set of Toyo tires mounted on aluminum wheels, valued at $2,000, as well as a small square Sentry safe. The burglary at the 400 block of state Route 505 occurred sometime during the past month, according to the sheriff’s office.

POPSICLES STOLEN IN CENTRALIA BREAK-IN

• Deputies are considering the possibility that kids my be behind a burglary to an office at the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday. Someone spray painted the letter “R” on a wall and stole several popsicles from a freezer, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The freezer door was left open, so that ice cream melted, Brown said. It happened around 9 p.m. on Friday, she said.

COMPUTER TAKEN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 12:15 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a laptop computer from the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard.

CHECK PRINTING SCHEME LEADS TO INCARCERATION

• A Cinebar man accused of using a printer to create fraudulent checks was sentenced to a bit more than six years in prison today. Richard R. Perry Jr., 37, was arrested on March 29 after a short police chase that ended in Onalaska. He pleaded guilty previously to numerous offenses in the case, as well as a first-degree identity theft from last August. This afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court, Perry also was sentenced for four counts of second-degree identity theft, two counts of unlawful factoring of a credit or payment card and attempting to elude. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating Perry since the end of December. He reportedly told a deputy he received a check from a non-profit organization that feeds homeless people, scanned it into his computer, then would modify it to make it look like paychecks. Prosecutors said he traveled with the printer and computer in his vehicle. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Kevin Nelson said this afternoon there were a lot of different victims and between the bank, account holder and merchants who cashed the checks, he’s still trying to figure out if and how much each victim lost. Perry’s was one of eight sentencing hearings scheduled for today in Lewis County Superior Court.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, no-contact order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, injured deer, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 168 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Updated at 10:36 a.m.

ELECTRICAL OUTLET IGNITES IN RESTAURANT

• It turned out the smoke inside a pizza restaurant at the Twin City Town Center in Chehalis last night was caused by a “fried” outlet behind the Pepsi machine. Firefighters were called to Little Caesars Pizza on the 1500 block Northwest Louisiana Avenue at 10:15 p.m. because workers getting ready to close could see smoke, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The arriving crew could smell something burned but it took about an hour and a half to find its source, Firefighter Pennie McCarty said. They examined the outlet behind the machine, pulled the plug and shut off the breaker switch, McCarty said.

CHAPEL BREAK-IN

• Centralia police were called to a church on the 1600 block of Military Road yesterday morning to take a report of an overnight burglary. Unspecified property was damaged and electronics were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BUSINESS BREAK-IN

• Police were called yesterday about a burglary to an office that occurred sometime over the weekend on the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN HONDA RECOVERED

• Two individuals were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle in Centralia yesterday. The Honda Accord was missing out of Oregon and an officer contacted John C. Franken, 32, of Centralia, and Regina D. Ashley, 29 of Roseburg, Oregon, at about 12:15 p.m. at Lakeshore Drive and Pear Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

MONEY TAKEN FROM SHOPPER’S WALLET

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart just after noon yesterday when a 20-year-old shopper discovered her wallet was missing only because somebody turned it in. She had conducted some business there at the 1600 block Northwest Louisiana Avenue including cashing a check for $300, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim got the wallet back minus its cash, according to police.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 1:25 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Harrison Avenue to investigate a possible internal theft.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called at 4:30 p.m. yesterday after an individual witnessed a car prowl behind Safeway on South Market Boulevard. Police were told a young male punched out the window, grabbed a purse and then fled, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The suspect was not located, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning regarding an overnight car prowl at the 500 block of Hilltop Drive. Among the property taken was a registration, receipts and a wallet, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

• Morton police reported yesterday an officer responded to the 200 block of Division Avenue to a report of suspicious envelopes being left on reporting party’s doorstep as well as some neighbors on Thursday afternoon. The handwritten message seemed to be religious in nature and the addressee was from the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma, according to the Morton Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Chehalis police contacted a suspected hit and run driver a couple blocks away from an incident at the 100 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue just after 9 a.m. yesterday and the 33-year-old motorist was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked out. There was a “rub” mark on the rear bumper of the parked vehicle and police are trying to determine if it occurred because of some kind of medical event, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, failure to obey officer, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, missing wallet, hit and run, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation, suicidal person, collision on city street, political signs stolen from front yard … and more, among 174 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, May 16th, 2016
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BLAST OUTSIDE BOWLING ALLEY UNDER INVESTIGATION

• An explosion that drew police to the 800 block of South Market Boulevard over the weekend appears to have resulted from dynamite or something similar, Chehalis police said today. Several people called 911 to report hearing an explosion and authorities were told a man was laying on the ground behind the bowling alley just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An arriving officer found a person sitting up against the building, police said. He was unhurt but was intoxicated, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. He told police that “cars with CIA people pulled up and set off a nuclear bomb next to him,” Bailey said. An arson investigator from the fire department was summoned and found a small amount of damage to the cinderblock structure and also recovered debris from the blast, according to Bailey. Bailey said there was at least one report of a vehicle in the area but it was gone when police arrived. The incident is under investigation, she said.

SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED

• Centralia police are investigating a report of a rape at a motel on the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue from last night. An officer contacted just before 8 p.m. indicates the two were traveling together and the 34-year-old man from Lakewood said it was a consensual sexual encounter while the 30-year-old woman from Murrieta, Calif. said she was raped, according to the Centralia Police Department. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

UNCOOPERATIVE TRIO

• Three people were arrested for obstructing a law enforcement officer when police responded to the 700 block of Euclid Way in Centralia about 8:30 p.m. yesterday.  Bryant R. Elliott 19 of Vancouver, was cited and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. Cited and booked into the Lewis County Jail were Bradly M. Elliott, 25, of Centralia; and Haiden A.A. Cole, 19, of Pe Ell, according to police. Bradly Elliott was also arrested for violating a domestic violence protection order, according to police.

CELL PHONE TRACKED

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from an individual who said she lost her cell phone the night before at a business on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.  She was able to locate it by the GPS at a location in Thurston County and the phone was subsequently recovered by the Thurston County Sheriffs Office, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Deputies called about 1:20 p.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of Clinton Road found that Justine K. Abbott, 26, had brought an acquaintance to her parents home and while there, the acquaintance allegedly took clothing and a cell phone from Abbott’s sister’s room. Deputies subsequently arrested Abbott for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and booked her into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 20-year-old friend was picked up by Centralia police for an outstanding warrant, sheriff’s Cmdr. Dusty Breen said. The sheriff’s office is referring a case for third-degree theft against the friend, according to Breen. All the items except the Note 3 cell phone were returned, Breen said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 7:45 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of East Van Buren Street where an individual reported unknown person or persons cut the hose from his propane tank to his travel trailer, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BACK TO NATURE

• A Chehalis police officer spotted someone going to the bathroom in a grassy area near the park and ride lot on the 800 block of West Main Street about 8:30 a.m. yesterday and issued a 66-year-old homeless man a citation for urinating/defecting in public, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, hit and run, civil issue, unfounded report, suspicious circumstances, possible shoplifting, suicidal person, teenager being harassed by cell phone, possible theft of iPhone from a shopping cart  … and more, among 115 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:50 a.m. today.

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Sunday, May 15th, 2016
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BIG KNIFE, BIG TROUBLE

• A 20-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for first-degree assault when police responded to a dispute between roommates at a residence on the 400 block of West Pear Street in Centralia on Friday evening.  Angelica J. Parker was allegedly throwing items and ended up displaying a decorative knife with an approximately 12-inch long blade, according to the Centralia Police Department. She reportedly was swinging the knife, but nobody was cut, according to police. Parker was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ASSAULT ALONG RIVER

• Centralia police contacted an individual about 4:30 a.m. today at Mellen Street and Old Airport Road who reported being assaulted at a transient camp near the Chehalis River. The suspect has not been identified and the case is currently under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOWNTOWN THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to a business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue to take a report of a burglary involving the theft of cash.

PORCH PROWL

• Police were called about 12:25 p.m. yesterday about a bicycle stolen from a porch at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia.

• Centralia police reported this morning an officer was called about 1:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of J Street where someone had stolen tables from a porch. One of them was subsequently recovered in an alley nearby and returned to its owner, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were contacted about 1:20 a.m. yesterday by an individual who reported financial information was stolen from their vehicle at the 100 block of North Buckner Street. The victim reported problems with his bank account, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone stole a lighter from an unlocked car parked at the 200 block of South Buckner Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police at about 2:40 p.m. on Friday.

DRUGS

• Police arrested a 20-year-old Winlock resident early this morning at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia for a warrant and also for possession of methamphetamine. Trevor L Bartley was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with officers around 2:55 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 149 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Updated at 6:12 p.m.

WRECK: BURNING TRUCK IGNITES TREES NEAR PACKWOOD

• A 67-year-old driver who thinks he fell asleep escaped serious injury when he ran off the road and collided with a tree and his truck caught on fire yesterday afternoon near Packwood. A deputy was called about 2:15 p.m. regarding the wreck about three miles up Skate Creek Road South, according to authorities. Lewis County Fire District 10 Chief Lonnie Goble said passersby brought the man into the fire station and told them about the fire. Firefighters found the 2000 Dodge Ram on its side against a tree and flames burning an approximately 50-foot circle around the vehicle. Goble said one tree landed on the back of the truck and six or seven trees partially burned before they got it extinguished. The man, from Graham, was seen by medics at the Packwood fire station for scrapes and told to go see a doctor, according to the fire department and the sheriff’s office. The deputy issued a citation for wheels off the roadway, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

FIRE BREAKS OUT ATOP TALLEST DRAPER VALLEY TOWER

• Chehalis firefighters climbed to the top of a 138-foot tall tower at the Draper Valley Farms’ plant off West Main Street at State Avenue yesterday for a fire. Crews called about 11:20 a.m. arrived to find workers had already got at it with fire extinguishers and knocked down the flames, but it was still smoldering, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Grain mash had gotten plugged up at the top and the friction with the conveyor belt ignited the materials, Fire Capt. Kevin Curfman said. Curfman and another firefighter carried and then hoisted five-gallon water cans up to finish putting it out. It’s a concern, because any dust can be an explosive hazard, Curfman said. “In fact, years ago they had an explosion there and a gentleman was killed,” he said. The fire department cleared the scene at about 1:30 p.m. The damage was minimal, according to Curfman.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday for a burglary to a home at the 600 block of West Cherry Street. A neighbor had seen two males enter and take items out of the residence, according to the Centralia Police Department. Among the missing valuables were electronics and clothing, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police called about 12:15 a.m. today to a report someone had pulled out and cut wires to a TV cable box at the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue ended up arresting 31-year-old Adam P. Chapman for third-degree malicious mischief. Chapman had a previous relationship with the resident and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for the alleged domestic incident, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 10 a.m. yesterday morning for a report of of a window broken out of an SUV overnight at the 2800 block of Van Dyke Street in Centralia.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, shoplifting, protection order violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, vandalism, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, telephone harassment, dog alone in hot car, collision on city street, woman who thought her purse might have been stolen from her cart while shopping; request for help removing handcuffs from a child who had been playing with them … and more, among 179 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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TEENS CAR PROWLING

• A Centralia mother turned in her teenage son last night, suspecting he was involved in vehicle prowls in the Cooks Hill Road area. A deputy called just before 9 p.m. yesterday spoke to the mom and then interviewed the 16-year-old, who reportedly confessed that during April and May, he and a friend stole property from three separate vehicles, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy was told they prowled unlocked cars with valuables in plain view, according to the sheriff’s office. Among the loot were backpacks, credit cards and at least one laptop computer, Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said. Some of the missing items were recovered from a 15-year-old boy’s bedroom, Kimsey said. The two teens were arrested and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for vehicle prowl, second-degree theft and second-degree possession of stolen property, Kimsey reports.

CHEHALIS FIGHT UNDER INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police were called about 7:40 p.m. yesterday for a dispute at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street that may have involved a knocked-out tooth on a child. The incident is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were notified about 6 p.m. yesterday that the black with gray 1970 Chevrolet pickup truck stolen the day before from  the park and ride at the 800 block of West Main Street had turned up in Pierce County. A deputy there found it unoccupied, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• An 18-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested last night after allegedly punching out the window of a building at the 200 block of Railroad Avenue in Centralia. Officers called about 9:45 p.m. issued a citation for third-degree malicious mischief to Griffyn B. Dollarhyde and then released him pending a court date, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SNACK, BEERS AND HOME REPAIR LEADS TO FELONY CHARGE

• A 54-year-old man who allegedly stopped at his former girlfriend’s Winlock home, repaired her table and left a note asking if she wanted to buy some firewood was arrested for violating a no-contact order but charged yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court with burglary. A deputy back on April 4 reportedly went to the woman’s home on the 300 block of Hawkins Road looking for Rodney D. DeWolf because he had an outstanding warrant and found DeWolf hiding inside. Later when the deputy interviewed the woman, she said she had returned home to find it looked like DeWolf had been there, as he’d fixed some food to eat, drank several beers, left a note and also her table had been fixed, according to charging documents. DeWolf was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on April 28, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The charge of residential burglary is class B felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, shoplifting, trespassing, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, oven fire, hit and run, third-degree theft, disorderly conduct, unfounded report, suspicious circumstances, deer walking down middle of road … and more, among 161 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 4:30 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
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Updated at 4:19 p.m.

SON-IN-LAW JAILED AFTER KNIFE INCIDENT

• A 23-year-old who allegedly pulled a knife on his mother-in-law was arrested yesterday for felony harassment. Deputies responding about 11:15 a.m. to a dispute at the 200 block of Collins Road near Toledo were told Jackson M. O’Dowd threatened her with the folding knife, causing the 55-year-old woman to fear for her life, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. O’Dowd, of Toledo, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called just after 3 p.m. yesterday to a residential burglary at the 1400 block of Prospect Avenue. Taken from the unlocked home were cameras, electronics and clothing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called just before 6:30 p.m. yesterday following the discovery a truck left at the park and ride at the 800 block of West Main Street that morning was missing. The stolen vehicle is a black with gray 1970 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PORCH PILFERING

• Chehalis police were called about 5:20 p.m. yesterday when an individual saw three kids carrying a box down an alley they suspected could have been stolen from a porch of a residence in the area of the 400 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. When questioned, they discarded the parcel and an arriving officer concluded it was a delivery of a pair of shoes and took it to its rightful owner, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report of a window damaged from a pellet at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue about 9 p.m. yesterday.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports an investigation showed both drivers contributed to a car versus school bus accident on Monday afternoon along the 200 block of River Heights Road in Centralia. Nobody was injured and the damage was minor when the two vehicles made contact near the center double line on a curve, according to the sheriff’s office. There were two girls on the bus along with the driver, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. A 16-year-old Centralia boy was driving the Toyota Corolla involved, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, graffiti on a garage, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, out-of-control teenager … and more, among 148 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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Updated at 1:33 p.m.

SMASH AND GRAB DOWNTOWN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called just before 7 o’clock this morning to a business on the 300 block of South Tower Avenue where someone broke a window to get inside and stole various items, including generators. A list of missing property is being compiled by the victim, Powersports Northwest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GRAB AND RUN SHOPLIFT

• Centralia police were called yesterday evening by two businesses in which a group of males ran into the store, grabbed merchandise and then ran back out the door. Officers were called about 7:40 p.m. to Verizon at the 1100 block of Johnson Road and then about five minutes later by ATT at the 1200 block of Lum Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. The shoplifters were described as four black males who got into two white four-door passenger cars when they fled, according to police.

BREAK-IN VADER

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that about $1,000 worth of tools and equipment were stolen from the 100 block of Westside Highway in Vader between 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8 o’clock on Sunday morning. Among the missing property are a John Deere riding mower and a Craftsman five-drawer rolling tool box, a sawzall, a drill and a skill saw, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 11:35 a.m. yesterday for a vehicle prowl at the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue in which a pistol and other valuables were stolen during the night.

PERSISTENT CALLER

• A Chehalis resident contacted police yesterday morning after getting repeated phone calls from a stranger telling her to send $600. They threatened her, stating they knew where she lived, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND FROM MORTON

• Officers responded to the 300 block of Cottlers Lane last Thursday for a report of a business being run without a business license. The case is still under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

DOG FIGHT MOSSYROCK

• Police were call about 8:45 p.m. last Wednesday to the 300 block of James Street in Mossyrock where they were told a woman was walking her two dogs behind the bus garage when a vicious wiener dog charged out of the property and bit her dog in the mouth. Officers attempted to make contact with the owners at that address but there appeared to be no one home and there was no dog at the residence at the time, according to the Morton Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A large branch from a big deciduous tree along South Market Boulevard dropped onto the roadway this morning, its fall broken by the rear end of a passing car. The back of the car was smashed, but nobody was hurt, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “It appears the tree was rotten,” department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. City workers responded to the approximately 9:15 a.m. incident near Fifth Street and removed the tree parts from the road, according to Bailey.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, violation of no-contact order, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, littering, runaway juvenile, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 148 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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South Market Boulevard at Fifth Street in Chehalis. / Courtesy photo by Jon Johnson

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Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Updated at 7:37 p.m.

‘PEEK-A-BOO, WE FOUND YOU’

• Deputies who got a tip on the whereabouts of 21-year-old Steven N. Romero who allegedly was the driver chased down Cascade Avenue by Chehalis police on Thursday responded to the 100 block of Nix Lane in Centralia yesterday, underwent door-to-door canvassing and eventually found him hiding in a trailer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for warrants and violating a protection order, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies also contacted Halli A. Hoey, 31, from Rochester and arrested her for second-degree possession of stolen property and being in possession of approximately one half pound of marijuana, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Hoey was also booked into jail.

• Three people were arrested for third-degree rendering criminal assistance in Vader on Saturday night after deputies found a person they were looking for hiding under a blanket in a bedroom. Deputies arrived about 8:30 p.m. to the residence on the 100 block of Enchanted Valley Drive and were told Robert D. Hyatt Jr., 45, stayed there but they did not know where he was, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were given consent to look inside and located him, the sheriff’s office reports. Hyatt allegedly stood up and instead of putting his hands behind his back, elbowed a deputy in the cheekbone, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault and his warrant, and also booked were Sherri R. Hyatt, 50; John F. Cooke, 68; and Dianne Cooke, 47, according to Brown. Because of a large glass pipe found next to a 14-year-old’s bed, a case for the teen was referred to prosecutors for a charge of possession of paraphernalia, Brown said. He was turned over to a relative.

BURGLARY SENIOR CENTER

• Chehalis police were called regarding a break-in to the senior center at the 2500 block of North National Avenue on Saturday morning. Someone had rummaged through cupboards and drawers and a deposit box was pried open, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A small amount of cash was missing and an entry door was damaged, according to police.

COMPUTER GAME SYSTEM STOLEN

• Someone got into a rural Chehalis residence on the 1600 block of Bishop Road through an unsecured door and stole a Playstation 3 with an external hard drive sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SCORES OF PIPES STOLEN IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called on Saturday evening for a burglary to a garage on the 1200 block of Plum Street. Taken were 80 glass smoking devices, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRESPASSING FOR SLEEP

• A 61-year-old Centralia man said he was just looking for a place to sleep after police were called to a house which was supposed to be vacant at the 700 block of Southwest McFadden just before 8 a.m. yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The owner had arrived and heard noises, and responding officers arrested Richard K. Bowman for first-degree criminal trespass, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 40-year-old Pe Ell man was arrested after he called 911 and said his girlfriend had threatened to break the windows out of his vehicle with an ax but a responding deputy concluded he assaulted her on Friday afternoon. Shane Pedersen was arrested for second-degree assault, as the deputy found abrasions on top of his knuckles and found marks bruises and scrapes on the girlfriend consistent with struggling on the ground, according to charging documents. He allegedly punched her, bit her and began to strangle her using both hands after throwing her to the ground, according to court documents. Pedersen was booked into the Lewis County Jail and ordered held on $20,000 bail, but was released over the weekend. He appeared before  a Lewis County Superior Court judge this afternoon on the charge for that same offense and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. His arraignment is May 19.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 24-year-old driver ended up with cuts and scratches when his 1995 Honda Civic failed to negotiate a curve along Oppelt Road and collided with a tree at about 1:40 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Donovin E. Dual was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence and third-degree driving with suspended license and was cited for not having insurance and for wheels off the roadway, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The car had major damage and was towed, Brown said.

ZOOM, ZOOM

• A 26-year-old man who said he’d only been riding his motorcycle for a month was arrested after a high speed pursuit that began near Ethel and reached speeds of 128 mph on Friday night. Angel Chavira-Hernandez was spotted about 10:20 p.m. traveling west bound on U.S. Highway 12 near Oyler Road at 72 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the Washington State Patrol. When he saw a trooper, he accelerated and headed south on Interstate 5, allegedly passing cars on the right and the left and sometimes “splitting traffic” passing near the center line, with two troopers in pursuit, according to the state patrol. Charging documents state that at milepost 57, the black sport motorcycle exited and when he found the northbound onramp blocked by a trooper, Chavira-Hernandez sped southbound on the northbound freeway offramp. The motorcycle then headed north at about 100 mph until the bike ran out of gas at milepost 77 in Chehalis, the documents relate. He was arrested at gunpoint. The defendant reportedly asked if the trooper was driving a “special” patrol car because it was faster than a normal police car. The Kent resident was arrested, booked into jail and today charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police car. Bail for the Kent resident was set at $5,000.

• A 20-year-old Winlock resident was arrested for attempting to elude following a police pursuit that began about 5:30 p.m. on Friday on U.S. Highway 12 near Mayfield Lake and ended near Mary’s Corner. Dakota S. Duel was reportedly speeding, westbound, and when a trooper tried to pull him  over, he sped up passing several vehicles in a no-passing zone. The chase continued at speeds in excess of 90 mph and spike strips deflated at least one of the passenger side tires at Ethel Hill and another spike strip near Jackson Highway got the other tire, according to the  Washington State Patrol. The rubber came completely off both tires and Duel, along with his passenger, was taken into custody, charging documents state. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with attempting to elude a pursuing police car. His bail was set at $10,000.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct,  urinating in public, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for alarm, hit and run, vandalism, civil issue, unfounded report, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, little grass fire along Interstate 5, secondhand report of bear in Wal-Mart parking lot, numerous reports from people calling 911 because they saw what they thought was someone smoking what they think was marijuana while driving or out in public; complaint someone wrote in lipstick all over some else’s truck, complaint that one motorist took a picture of another motorist before the other pulled front of the 911 caller and slammed on his brakes  … and more, among 398 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 6:50 a.m. today.

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BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• A snow board, snow skis and a weed eater were discovered missing from a detached garage on the 400 block of Southwest 15th Street in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. An entry door had been damaged and the break-in was believed to have occurred sometime during the previous two days, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 1:50 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue where mail was stolen from a mailbox but later found in a nearby alley.

• More third-degree thefts reported in Centralia yesterday, all over all day including money from a wallet at 300 block of East Pine Street; cell phone at 900 block of South Scheuber Road; bicycle from 900 block of Woodland Avenue; clothing, more clothing and a butane torch from 1400 block of Lum Road.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called about 5:45 a.m. today about tires getting slashed on a vehicle parked at the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue.

• Centralia police yesterday referred a case involving a juvenile for a charge of third-degree malicious mischief in connection with graffiti spray painted onto a wall at the 1000 block of North Pearl Street.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• All participants suffered minor or no injuries in a three-vehicle chain reaction rear-end collision yesterday at the 1100 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The wreck involved a large pickup truck, a small passenger car and larger service truck, the fire department reports.

• Police are looking for a 21-year-old Centralia motorist after he eluded officers yesterday afternoon following an attempted traffic stop at Southwest Cascade Avenue at Sixth Street in Chehalis. Police pursued the red 2002 Kia Spectra to the area of 20th Street but terminated the chase because of safety concerns, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The incident began about 2:24 p.m., according to police. The department says Steven N. Romero has outstanding warrants for second-degree theft of a motor vehicle and fourth-degree assault.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, little grass fire along Interstate 5 … and more, among 155 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:45 a.m. today.

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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BACKPAGE.COM ENCOUNTER ENDS WITH VIOLENT ROBBERY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning they booked an individual into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree robbery in a case in which 53-year-old Chehalis man invited an “escort” to his home but was attacked, tied up and pistol whipped by two males who arrived with her. The victim was bound at the wrists and ankles while numerous valuables were stolen from his residence on the 900 block of Logan Hill Road, including televisions, his wallet, his cellphone and laptop computer, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said it happened last Friday, but the man didn’t report it until the following day. Property found in a vehicle seized by Chehalis police after a shoplifting incident led to Natrone Bostick, 19, of Lakewood, according to Brown. Charges may be forthcoming for the two individuals who were with Bostick when he was arrested on Tuesday, Brown said.

DRUGS, GUNS FOUND AFTER SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT

• Three people detained by troopers on Interstate 5 near milepost 68 following a suspected shoplifting incident at Home Depot in Chehalis on Tuesday afternoon were arrested for various offenses including organized retail theft. Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. about an incident at the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. After their vehicle was impounded and searched, police found firearms, drugs, paraphernalia and other items, including property believed to have been taken in a burglary, according to police. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Samath L. Hem, 23, Tacoma; Natrone D. Bostick, 19, of Lakewood; and Alicia R. Chester, 21, from Tacoma, police department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 8:25 a.m. yesterday to take a report of a burglary to a building on the 2700 block of West Reynolds Avenue. Food and other items were discovered missing but a complete list has not yet been provided, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police called just after 9 o’clock yesterday morning about an abandoned vehicle behind a laundry business on the 800 block of South Market Boulevard discovered 1994 Geo Metro had been reported stolen out of Centralia. The car was impounded, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A white 2000 Ford F250 pickup truck containing tools and logging equipment was stolen from an apartment complex at the 1700 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia, according to a report made on Tuesday to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It’s license plate reads C65594B, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old man picked up for a warrant was allegedly found with a baggie containing 1.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his wallet on Tuesday evening. When deputies contacted Shamus D. Gilligan on South Gold Street in Centralia, he allegedly gave them a false name, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gilligan, from Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

UNRULY INDIVIDUAL ARRESTED

• A 31-year-old Packwood resident was arrested for interfering with a health care facility and third-degree malicious mischief after police were called about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia. Adam M. Roberts was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just after 6 p.m. yesterday regarding a gun stolen from a vehicle at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue.

• A firearm was reported stolen from a parked vehicle about 8:40 a.m. yesterday at the 500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia.

SEX CRIME INVESTIGATION

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday they arrested a 24-year-old Centralia resident for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old from Winlock. The alleged incident took place about two weeks ago and authorities were notified last Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies contacted Jon C. Zammito at his home on Tuesday, arrested him for third-degree rape of a child and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SUSPICIOUS MATERIALS CHECKED ON BY POLICE

• It wasn’t a meth lab found in a deceased relative’s Chehalis apartment, but it was various household chemicals that appeared to have been assembled for the purpose of making meth, the Chehalis Police Department said this morning. An officer called on Monday about the find at the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue reports none of it was mixed together or processed in any way and the reporting party was given contact information for organizations that deal with those kinds of things, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said today.

ASSAULT IN COURTROOM FOLLOW UP

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday morning it is recommending charges of assault and intimidating a witness for defendant Dominic L. Combs, who when he saw his father enter the courtroom during Combs’ trial jumped from his seat and head butted the the 63-year-old man. Combs, 28, was on trial in Lewis County Superior Court on Monday for felony harassment and other charges. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Combs was handcuffed and wearing belly chains at the time and was detained at the entryway to Judge James Lawler’s courtroom by security and police. A mistrial was declared and the Centralia man was brought before another judge yesterday where they scheduled a date of May 23 to re-do the trial.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police were called about 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday for a hit and run at the Johnson Road and Borst Avenue where a victim reported he was brushed by a car as he was walking onto the roadway. He fell back causing cuts to his hands, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, third-degree theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, immoral communication with minor; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 154 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:20 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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GARAGE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

• Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis about 6 p.m. yesterday when flames were seen on the outside corner of a detached garage. Nobody was home and it’s not known how it started, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The fire was quickly extinguished by members of Lewis County Fire District 6 who responded to assist and arrived on scene first, Fire Capt. Casey Beck said.

POSSIBLE METH-MAKING UNCOVERED

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by an individual who found what she thought were remnants of a meth lab when she was cleaning out a deceased relative’s apartment at the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue. An officer was to make contact with the Washington State Patrol and further information is not yet available, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SPREADING NAKED PICTURES

• A teenage girl reported to her probation officer yesterday in Chehalis that nude photos of her were being distributed around by others. An officer is investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• A coat and a cell phone were listed as missing following a residential burglary at the 500 block of South Ash Street in Centralia last night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 12:20 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia about the theft of a firearm from a residence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN CAR

• Centralia police were called just after 11 a.m. yesterday about the theft of a 1994 Honda Accord from the 1700 block of Providence Lane sometime in the previous two days, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOTS OF DRUGS

• Acting on an anonymous tip, drug detectives joined with community corrections officers and paid a visit yesterday to an individual on active supervision they suspected may have recently received a “shipment” of methamphetamine on Gish Road in Onalaska. Scott E. Ridgley, 55, was arrested after he allegedly failed a UA and a community corrections officer opened a safe in his bedroom and located approximately three ounces of meth, 135 oxycodone pills, about $20,000 and other items, according to charging documents. While there, members of the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team contacted Larry E. Ridgley, 38, who reportedly arrived riding a dirt bike without a helmet, placed him under arrest for driving with a suspended license and found about an ounce of meth when they searched him, according to the court documents. Larry Ridgley said he found the meth while out looking for rocks. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with possession of meth. He was allowed release on a $10,000 signature bond. Scott E. Ridgley was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of oxycodone with intent to deliver and possession of hydromorphone. His bail was set at $20,000. Charging papers indicate that during a search of the home, law enforcment found about 17 ounces of dried marijuana.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 39-year-old Winlock man escaped serious injury in a rollover collision last night along the 600 block of Winlock-Vader Road. Deputies called about 11 p.m. noted Clayton F. Gish had contusions and after he was examined at the hospital, he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 2005 Jeep Liberty was totaled, according to the sheriff’ office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, civil issue, shoplifting, hit and run, runaway teen, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 154 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 5:45 a.m. today.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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CHILD ASSAULT

• A 32-year-old mother was arrested on Saturday for third-degree child assault after a deputy followed up on a referral by Child Protective Services of a 9-year-old boy with large bruises on his middle back an upper arm in Toledo. Finola B. Erickson, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She also had an outstanding warrant for fourth-degree domestic assault for which she was booked, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 7:35 p.m. on Saturday about the theft of a white 1994 Geo Metro from the 300 block of South Tower Avenue. It has a license plate of AQA 6560, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHOPLIFTING

• Chehalis police were called about 10:45 a.m. on Friday to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue where they were told someone tried to return merchandise and was unable to and then allegedly left, came back, picked a beard trimmer kit from the shelf, put it in a bag and tried to return that with a receipt dated April 14. Two people were arrested for return of a stolen item, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Brent A. Harner and Morgan I. Hite, both 26 years old and from Centralia, according to police. Lewis County prosecutors declined to file the felony charges and advised to forward the cases for Chehalis Municipal Court for charges of third-degree theft, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: NEAR TRAGEDY

• Nobody saw it happen but a 12-year-old boy was found laying face down in a field after crashing an ATV on Saturday. A deputy responding to the 5:09 p.m. call to assist at the 100 block of Highland Valley Road in Morton found the boy could not feel his touch when he checked his arms and legs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The child said he had pain in his back. The sheriff’s office later learned the child regained feeling and movement after he was loaded into an ambulance and was discharged about 11 p.m., Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said the boy was riding a 2001 Suzuki King Quad 300, an ATV which the manufacturer recommends not be ridden by anyone younger than 16 years old.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, civil issue, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, disorderly persons, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street  … and more, among 115 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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CENTRALIA HOME BURNS, DISPLACES RESIDENTS

• Nobody was injured but a a mobile home is destroyed from an overnight fire at the 1500 block of Meadow Lane in Centralia, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters called about 1:10 a.m. were told half the home was on fire and were joined by members of the Chehalis Fire Department. They were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby vehicles and other homes, Fire Capt. Casey McCarthy reported this morning. The occupants are being assisted by American Red Cross, according to McCarthy. The cause is under investigation.

FIREARM THEFT

• Officers called to a dispute involving a gun about 9:45 p.m. yesterday at the 1000 block of Mellen Street in Centralia ended up arresting a 40-year-old Olympia man for theft of a firearm. Arriving officers contacted Wessley W Holt, who reportedly tried to flee but was physically subdued by officers, according to the Centralia Police Department. A search of his truck turned up two stolen pistols, according to police. Holt was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia about a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime overnight. Money is missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE FIRE BLOCKS ROAD

• Nobody was hurt but a Jeep was totaled when it burned up yesterday evening at the 1700 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters responding to the approximately 5 p.m. call found the vehicle blocking the roadway and fully involved in flames, according to Fire Capt. Casey McCarthy. They put the fire out, McCarthy indicated.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 158 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Friday, April 29th, 2016
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MAN JAILED IN CONNECTION WITH CAT DEATH

• Centralia police arrested a 24-year-old man last night for allegedly killing a cat. Officers called about 7:45 p.m. to the 100 block of Virginia Drive were told by several individuals that Kyle B. Burke took a knife to the pet, according to the Centralia Police Department. Burke when contacted denied it, but was booked into the Lewis County Jail for animal cruelty, according to police. Police say he is from Puyallup. He is tentatively scheduled to go before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon. However, prosecutors declined to file the felony charge and he was to be released from jail.

BURGLARY, BURGLARY, BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 7:10 p.m. yesterday regarding a burglary to an apartment at the 700 block of G Street. Taken were electronics, a chainsaw, a fireplace electric heater and a Craftsman tool set, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday for a residential burglary at the 1100 block of North Washington Avenue. Missing was a television, a Playstation 3 and movies, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Morton police were contacted yesterday morning by an individual who reported a firearm was missing from the 1000 block of Crystal Way. She believed it was stolen back in September when she left her house unlocked for individuals who were working on the property to be able to use the bathroom, according to the Morton Police.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone broke in to a detached garage at the 800 block of North Military Road in Winlock and stole more than $700 worth of tools. It happened between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. Among the missing property is a a Stihl brush cutter, a Stihl blower head, two cordless drills and an impact hammer, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

MORE THEFT

• An officer was called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to the 800 block of South Pearl Street to take a report of a stolen purse.

• An individual reported a BBQ stolen from the 200 block of Main Avenue in Morton on Wednesday. The estimated value is $100, according to the Morton Police Department.

• Centralia police were contacted about 4:15 p.m. yesterday about the theft of a debit card from the 700 block of North Tower Avenue. The card had already been used to withdraw money from the victim’s account, according to the Centralia Police Department.

•  A 19-year-old Winlock resident was arrested yesterday for second-degree theft and possession of heroin in a case associated with the 100 block of North Iron Street in Centralia. Police say Kendall B. Steveson admitted to taking the wallet of a friend while he was sleeping and using the money to buy heroin. Steveson was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by an individual reported a vehicle prowl that occurred during the daylight hours on April 19 at the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. Medication was stolen from the unlocked vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A deputy was called to the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood following the discovery that three tires on a vehicle were flattened and had been cut. It happened sometime between  9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is $800.

LONG TREK ENDS IN MORTON

• Officers responded to the 500 block of Adams Avenue in Morton at about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday to a report of a mentally disabled male that had walked from Burien to Morton without shoes. He was dehydrated and had multiple blisters on his feet but but otherwise in good health, according to the Morton Police Department. Police contacted mental health authorities and his family, according to police.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trespassing, probation violation, protection order violation, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 125 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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WOMAN CONNED OUT OF $200,000

• A Chehalis resident in her early 70s reported to police yesterday that she was victimized by someone who phoned her to tell her she’d won a large sum of money; the loss in total was $200,000, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The caller told her she had to pay a “coverage cost” to ensure her winnings were delivered, according to police. The individual collected personal information from her and continued to call the woman back over a period of a few months, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. The woman came in to the police department to report what happened, but the most police could do was provide her with crime victim information. “Since she had no information we could go off of, we don’t have any way we can do more,” Bailey said. The department’s word of advice for all is, if you’re told you’ve won a prize and you need to pay anything to get it, then it is a scam.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 2:30 a.m. call today for a residential burglary at the 500 block of East Main Street.  A stereo system and speakers were stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING CAMERAS

• Police were called about 8:10 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard to take a report of the theft of cameras.

HARASSMENT

• Chehalis police are forwarding a case to the city prosecutor for consideration of a harassment charge connected with a 57-year-old neighbor at the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court. An individual contacted police yesterday afternoon, and was the second alleged victim of the same woman, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The complaint involves gossiping and spreading rumors, according to police.

PROWLING

• Centralia police were called just after 8 p.m. yesterday to the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road where the window on a vehicle was broken out. Just after 1 a.m. today, an officer took a report of a window frame to a vehicle being damaged at the 2700 block of the same road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence; responses for dispute, hit and run, trespassing, barking dog, civil problem, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 161 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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DOMESTIC DISPUTE

• A 21-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night after he allegedly threatened to bash his 29-year-old roommate with a brick. Officers called just after 8 p.m. to the 800 block of North Pearl Street were told they were out in the yard and after the roommate went inside, Justin M. Dubay picked up a large brick and tried to go in, according to the Centralia Police Department. Dubay was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to police.

OBSTRUCTION

• A 19-year-old Olympia resident was arrested just after 10 o’clock yesterday morning at the 1000 block of West Main Street for third-degree driving with a suspended license and obstructing a public servant. Ibrahim K. Alibrahim was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING COMPUTER

• Police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday to take a report of the theft of a laptop computer at the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard in Centralia.

PORCH THEFT

• Packages were stolen from a porch at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:50 p.m. yesterday.

BAD BILLS

• A woman brought two $100 bills into the Chehalis Police Department yesterday and said she suspected they were counterfeit, and that she had found them in the parking lot of a retail store. The department confirmed the bills were fake and took them into evidence to be forwarded to the U.S. Secret Service, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responded about 1:45 a.m. today to the 800 block of North Pearl Street where windows to a residence and a vehicle window were smashed.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Deputies arrested a 59-year-old woman for driving under the influence following an 8:30 p.m. call for a single-vehicle rollover accident near U.S. Highway 12 and Gershick Road in Silver Creek yesterday. Laura M. Stringer, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 155 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.