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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Updated at 6:41 p.m.

BANK ACCOUNT ACCESSED, AFTER TEXT

• A 55-year-old Chehalis woman who responded to a text message purportedly from her credit union found herself a theft victim, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said the woman had previously received a text message from WSECU telling her of a problem with her account and that she needed to call right away. She called and gave them all her banking information, Bailey said. She contacted police yesterday to report approximately $2,000 was stolen from her account, Bailey said. An officer took a report and gave her a case number so she could complete her paperwork for the bank, Bailey said.

MISSING PICKUP TRUCK

• A deputy took a report yesterday morning of a brown 1990 Chevrolet pick truck stolen from the 2100 block of Taylor Street in Centralia. The 24-year-old owner said when he woke up about 7 a.m., the vehicle was gone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The four-wheel drive truck valued at about $3,000 was taken sometime after 8 p.m. the night before, according to the sheriff’s office. Its license plate is B62616V, Chief Criminal Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OTHER THEFT: GUNS

• Several firearms were among the items stolen from a storage unit at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue, according to a report made to Centralia police yesterday.

OTHER THEFT: TOOLS

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 300 block of Brown Road East regarding about $850 worth of power tools that went missing between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. last Friday. The victim suspects an individual that he knows and the case is under investigation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police took a report from the 1200 block of Marion Street about 9:25 a.m. yesterday of a toolbox stolen out of a carport.

OTHER THEFT: MAIL

• Chehalis police took a report on Monday morning from the 100 block of Northeast Hillside Drive that mail was stolen from a mailbox. The victim found its door open and the inner locking door open as well, and no mail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ARREST FOR SEX CRIME

• A former Chehalis resident picked up by police in Seattle yesterday was ordered held on $50,000 bail following information revealed last month by his now-5-year-old son he was raped while the family lived at the Chehalis Avenue Apartments about two years ago. Norman P. Gastfield was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, charged in Lewis County Superior Court today with rape of a child in the first degree. Charging documents indicate the child’s mother contacted police on March 12, the same day the boy told her of something had happened in the past. A forensic interview was then conducted, during which the boy said his dad also let him watch “corn” and there were naked girls, as well as threatened to kill his mother if he told, charging documents state. Charging documents allege the incident occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. The family has since moved away and are separated or divorced, according to authorities. Gastfield had an address in Port Angeles, although police said he was most recently living as a transient in Seattle. His arraignment is scheduled for May 1, where he will be represented by court appointed attorney David Arcuri.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a razor found stuck in a tire as it was getting repaired from a Ford Explorer which had been parked at the 700 block of Northwest St. Helens Avenue in Chehalis.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for shoplifting, semi truck into a ditch … and more.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Updated at 8:04 p.m.

TOLEDO BUSINESS HIT BY PROWLER

• A deputy responding about 7:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at Jarvis Truck Sales on the 100 block of Barnes Drive outside Toledo discovered someone forced their way through a door into a shop building and quite likely used pry bars they found there to remove a cash register from an office area. Missing is $515 cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing are the pry bars and 31 feet of battery cable, Chief Civil Deputy Brown said.

PROLIFERATION OF PROWLS

• Law enforcement officers yesterday urged Oakville residents to lock their car doors when they’re parked, after an overnight spree of vehicle prowls this weekend. Several people were victimized between Saturday night and Sunday morning and in all cases, they involved unlocked vehicles, according to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. It happened on Main, West Oak and Eagle streets. The loot included stereos, iPods, flashlights tools and clothing, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate. Uniforms from Jack-in-the-Box, including their jackets, are among the garments now on the street. Shumate urges everyone not to leave valuables in plain view, and to lock up.

• Centralia police took a report about 11:30 a.m. yesterday about a backpack stolen from out of a vehicle on Hemlock Street.

• A deputy took a report yesterday about someone getting into an unlocked vehicle at the 100 block of Mineral Hill Road and leaving with a Washington driver’s license, various credit cards and $230 cash,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

FORGERY INVESTIGATIONS

• A deputy was called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Rice Road outside Chehalis to take a report of possible fraud in connection with someone using someone else’s identity to obtain a State Farm insurance policy, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is under investigation.

• In Morton, police are investigating the fraudulent order of 1,000 ink pens by someone in a business’s name without permission. The $469 situation was reported to the Morton Police Department on Friday.

ROUSTED AND SENT ON HIS WAY

• A 51-year-old Centralia man discovered sleeping in a “container” overnight at the 200 block of East Third Street was cited for trespassing and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers have previously told Keith A. Smith not to come back there, according to police.

UNBUCKLED AND JAILED

• A seatbelt violation spotted by a trooper on Interstate 5 north of Chehalis violation led to the arrest of a passenger for open alcohol containers and also of the driver who was impaired by unspecified drugs yesterday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. It was about 11:40 a.m. when Walter Sutter, 45, of Chehalis was pulled over for failing to properly wear a safety belt, according to the state patrol. When questioned, Sutter said the two open containers belonged to Jeramy Shepard, his 38-year-old traveling companion from Longview, Trooper Will Finn said. Shepard had multiple outstanding felony warrants from Eastern Washington, according to Finn. And observations of Sutter prompted the trooper to conduct roadside test and ask for a drug recognition expert to evaluate him further, resulting in a driving under the influence arrest, Finn said. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

MEGA-COLLISION

• A former Toledo man was in court yesterday facing a charge of vehicular assault in connection with Friday’s three-vehicle wreck at a Longview intersection that sent his pickup truck onto the patio of a McDonald’s restaurant, injuring a diner, according to The (Longview) Daily News. Reporter Barbara LaBoe writes that Joshua Paul Goble, 30, is believed to have been high on stolen pain pills when he ran a red light, striking a motorcyclist and a truck before traveling across a sidewalk and through landscaping striking several tables and chairs. LaBoe said Goble was described by police as transient but gave officers a Toledo address.

BONUS: COLD BLOODED CRITTER CONTAINED

• Officers received a call for help after a resident in the 100 block of Division Avenue in Morton reported finding a snake had slithered up the sink drain into the home. Morton police responded about 3:35 p.m. on Friday to assist. The reptile was located and removed, according to the Morton Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute,  suspicious circumstances, hit and run, shoplifting; complaints of door-to-door salespeople … and more.

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

Updated at 12:49 p.m.

HOME INVASION REPORTED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 12:40 a.m. today to the 500 block of Northeast Adams Avenue where a 23-year-old woman said two people had shoved their way into her apartment and assaulted her. The woman told officers her dog was barking and she opened her back door when a female pushed her way in and started hitting her in the face, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim was able to escape to a neighbor’s place where she called 911, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Police looked around and interviewed the woman, but no arrests have been made, Bailey said this morning. A cell phone and a wallet are missing now from her home, Bailey said. The incident is still under investigation.

ARSON SUSPECTED IN CAR FIRE

• The sheriff’s office is investigating an incident in which someone apparently intentionally tried to burn up a 24-year-old man’s car while he was at work in Chehalis. Deputies responding about 1:20 a.m. on Friday to the 1700 block of Bishop Road learned the victim went outside during a break and found smoke pouring from his vehicle, which was parked next to a loading dock, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning. A window had been broken and there was a strong odor of an unspecified flammable liquid, according to the sheriff’s office. The fire left the backseat and the interior of the 2000 Ford Focus charred, causing more than $1,000 damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said there is no indication why someone would have targeted the man.

GARAGE CATCHES FIRE

• A fire that began in a garage on Rayburn Road southwest of Napavine early yesterday did an estimated $10,000 damage but nobody was injured. Firefighters were called at about 7:10 a.m., according to Lewis County Fire District 5. The blaze was contained to the garage and prevented from spreading to the home, and a fire investigator called to look into it, Firefighter Brad Bozarth said.

FIGHT NIGHT

• Centralia police were called about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of North Tower Avenue where witnesses said several people were fighting and one of them fell into a window and broke it. Those involved fled the area and an investigation is underway, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SPANKING LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 44-year-old Chehalis area resident was arrested after a Saturday night call to the 100 block of Sanderson Road where a 5-year-old boy with bruises on his buttocks said he was “whipped” by his mother’s boyfriend. James M. Waltenburg was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree child assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appears the child was struck with a bare hand, but a spanking becomes an assault if it causes more then temporary or “transient” pain, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

ANGRY HUSBAND IN TROUBLE

• Deputies spoke with a 54-year-old woman from Cinebar on Saturday evening who said her husband threw a chunk of firewood at her car as she was leaving, breaking the windshield and denting a fender. He was upset, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office is asking prosecutors to charge the 51-year-old Cinebar man with third-degree malicious mischief, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

BARN BURGLARY

• A deputy called about 9:20 a.m. on Saturday regarding electrical wiring stripped from a barn at the 1300 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle contacted a 22-year-old local resident walking toward the property and arrested him for an outstanding warrant and suspect he was involved in the theft. The sheriff’s office says Adam I. McGowen was wanted by the state Department of Corrections in connection with a case of a previous drug violation. McGowen was booked into the Lewis County Jail for his warrant, and prosecutors are being asked to also charge him with second-degree burglary related to the wiring, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A 26-year-old Kelso man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly stole a truck from the 1200 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia and was followed by its owner to Chehalis where police caught up with them. Officers responding to the approximately 11:15 a.m. call arrested Thomas N. Joy for vehicle theft. Chehalis police said when Joy was stopped at the 700 block of West Main Street, he attempted to get into a car occupied by two women and a baby which pulled up and the women were arrested as well. Stacy A. Anderson, 38, Kelso, for possession of methamphetamine and Teresa M. Lock, 24, from Kelso, for an outstanding warrant,  according to police. All were booked into the Lewis County Jail. Anderson was to be released with no charges filed, pending further investigation.

SHED BREAK-IN

• Centralia police were called about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday regarding missing items from a shed at the 500 block of South Pearl Street. The total loss has yet to be determined, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MORE THEFT

• Someone stole cash and a leaf blower from the 2400 block of Seward Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday afternoon.

SUSPECTED SCAM

• Centralia police were called just before 9 p.m. on Saturday by an individual at the 600 block of North Pearl Street regarding a text received that indicated the reporting person’s debit card had been canceled. The warning came from a bank the individual doesn’t have an account with, according to the Centralia Police Department. A couple from Chehalis called police on Sunday night after getting a text telling them to call a number to reactivate their WSECU card, although they had no account there, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The sheriff’s office reports its aware of numerous potential victims who got similar texts over the weekend and it is clearly a scam. Sheriff’s office advises people not to respond, and asks that folks pass the word along to teens and young adults as well as older people who could more easily fall for it.

BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURES CHILD

• A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured yesterday when he was tossed off his bicycle onto his head coming down a hill in Centralia. Firefighters and medics called around 2 p.m. to East Locust Street found the child had been riding with friends and wasn’t wearing a helmet, according to Riverside Fire Authority. He was knocked out although he regained consciousness but suffered numerous injuries, including suspected bleeding on his brain, according to Firefighter-Paramedic Jade Gross. The boy was bundled up and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and transferred to Mary Bridge Childrens’ Hospital in Tacoma, according to Gross.

DUI SUSPECTED IN TWO-VEHICLE CRASH

• Two people were hospitalized and four treated at the scene following a head-on collision Saturday night at the 3600 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis. Responders answering a call about 11:30 p.m. found both vehicles totaled and suspect one driver was intoxicated. The sheriff’s office says the 24-year-old Centralia man was traveling north in the southbound lane and the 29-year-old Mossyrock woman driving an SUV attempted to swerve out of the way but the vehicles met head on. The sheriff’s office said there were no serious injuries, only abrasions. The 1999 Ford expedition was also carrying two children, ages 10 and 12, from Mossyrock, along with two other adults, from Winlock. When a deputy interviewed the driver of the 1999 Saturn at the hospital, his breath smelled of intoxicants, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Cesar Hernandez-Martinez, 24, is facing a charge of driving under the influence, but deputies are waiting result from a blood sample, according to Brown.

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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

SCAMSTERS SCAMMING

• Beware if you get a phone call informing you you’ve won $2.5 million and that you can redeem your winnings by first mailing off a $480 cash card from Wal-Mart to cover the taxes for the IRS, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appears to be a scam and one local woman contacted law enforcement after she received at least four such calls from someone identifying themselves as a representative of American Cash Rewards, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said yesterday. She was told James Washington would be presenting the reward, Brown said. Fortunately the woman didn’t believe the caller. The sheriff’s office offers its oft-repeated advice, “If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.”

FIGHT AT PARTY BRINGS FELONY CHARGES

• Two young men were arrested this week for an assault last month at a party in Centralia that left a 19-year-old male with a broken jaw. Police arriving at  about 12:45 a.m. on March 16 to the 500 block of East Maple Street observed numerous males running from the area, found blood spattered around the front door and learned a 19-year-old Centralia resident had been struck numerous times as well as kicked in the face while he was on the ground, according to authorities. A witness told police Cole T. Rife, 18, had come to the gathering and was trying to pick a fight with anyone who would fight him and turned his attention to Logan Crump, according to charging documents. Crump initially didn’t care to press the matter, until after the following day when he got medical treatment and discovered he had a fractured mandible, charging documents state. Crump told police Rife phoned him and apologized. Rife, a rural Chehalis resident, was arrested and went before a Lewis County Superior Court judge on Tuesday, charged with second-degree assault. His temporary defense attorney Bob Schroeter said he’d known the W.F. West High School graduate since he was a kindergartner. Judge James Lawler allowed Rife to be released from jail pending trial on a $10,000 unsecured bond, co-signed by Rife’s father. Then on Thursday, Tyler L. Burk, 19, of Rochester, was arrested for second-degree assault in the same case, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was scheduled to go before a judge yesterday afternoon, and subsequently released from jail.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The former Chehalis resident locked up for 160 years for a Yakima County gang-related incident reached out to local prosecutors from prison to request they bring him to Lewis County to face a judge in connection with a drive-by shooting from the summer of 2010 in Chehalis.

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Andrew Morales-Loberg

Andrew Morales-Loberg, now 22, was charged after the incident on Southwest William Street, and a $500,000 arrest warrant issued, but he was never apprehended by local police. At the time, police said someone in a red Chevrolet Blazer fired a round from a pistol that struck a parked vehicle while four people were standing near it. Morales-Loberg was transferred from prison last week to the Lewis County Jail. He appeared in Lewis County Superior Court Thursday for his arraignment. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said the case was being revisited at the defendant’s request. “He wrote us a letter, asking that the matter be taken care of,” Meyer said. The prosecutor said he didn’t know why, but did know outstanding matters can affect what programs inmates are eligible for. Morales-Loberg was among four LVL gang members sentenced in the fall of 2012 to more than 100 years in prison for shooting up an inhabited trailer in the town of Outlook in retaliation for a previous shooting. Nobody was injured there, nor in the William Street shooting, which police said was related to drugs and money. Three other individuals were also charged with drive-by shooting from the Chehalis case, but those charges were dismissed against all three. Morales-Loberg is represented by attorney Sam Groberg. He entered a plea of not guilty. A review hearing was scheduled for May 1, and a trial set for the week of June 2. The earliest he can be released from prison in the Outlook case, with good behavior, is Christmas Eve in the year 2165, according to prosecutors.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, April 18th, 2014

FEMALE FOUND IN WOODS, HOSPITALIZED

• Centralia police were called about 5:10 p.m. yesterday by a woman on a cell phone asking for help from a wooded area south of the hospital on South Schueber Road. Once she was located, she was taken to the hospital to be evaluated as she seemed disoriented, according to the Centralia Police Department. Few details were being released this morning. Officers are still investigating how she ended up where she did, and what happened, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

EMPLOYEES INJURED BY PATIENT

• Police were called to Providence Centralia Hospital about 7 p.m. yesterday regarding two employees allegedly assaulted by a patient. One had a concussion, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case involving a 23-year-old Centralia resident is being forwarded to prosecutors with a recommendation of charges of third-degree assault, according to police.

FOLKS FLEEING

• A 55-year-old Winlock man was arrested after he reportedly fled officers attempting to contact him in the area of the 1100 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia around 1 p.m. yesterday. Centralia police say Steven M. Yoke abandoned his car after a short distance and ran away, but was apprehended by officers with assistance from a police dog. The sheriff’s office wanted to talk with him about an assault case, according to the Centralia Police Department. Yoke was booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding, according to police.

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday by a motorist who said they were rear-ended at Harrison Avenue and Galvin Road by a Honda car that didn’t stop. Police were told the victim followed the bronze-colored vehicle to the area of Foron Road where its driver indicated he had a warrant for his arrest, and left again,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were given a license plate number for the suspect car.

THEFT

• Police were contacted yesterday by a business on the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia regarding missing money. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of South Diamond Street where the resident reported money missing from an account. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT

• A 34-year-old Winlock woman who allegedly kicked a door and damaged a  $500 guitar belonging to her live-in boyfriend was arrested early yesterday morning for disorderly conduct and third-degree malicious mischief. Deputies responding about 2:50 a.m. to the 200 block of Burnett Road booked Kara R. Jones-Pierce into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 2:20 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

BOAT STALLS ON RIVER AFTER DARK, OPERATOR STUCK

• Deputies took to the water to rescue a stranded boater last night on the Cowlitz River near the 2200 block of Spencer Road in Salkum. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and firefighters responded about 9:15 p.m. because the 56-year-old Tacoma man had engine trouble and drifted about 100 yards downstream from the boat launch at Barrier Dam but the bank was too steep for him to get to the shore, according to the sheriff’s office. He had managed already to drop off a passenger, who called 911, according to the sheriff’s office. Members of Lewis County Fire District 8 provided lighting for the area and deputies using their boat picked the man up, according to responders.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for misdemeanor assault, attempted scam via email, little dog nipping a small child, collisions on city streets; complaints about neighbors … and more.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

IF I CAN’T SEE YOU, YOU CAN’T SEE ME

• Deputies arrested a 22-year-old Onalaska man last night wanted on a felony warrant when they found him hiding under a blanket in a back bedroom at the 300 block of Maple Maple Crest Drive in Onalaska. Deputies following up on information Aaron M. Fickett was at the residence arrived and were also told he was suspected of stealing a motorcycle earlier that morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Honda CR80 which had been taken from a garage at the 100 block of Fred Plant Road was subsequently found, with Fickett’s help, parked in the woods, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for the warrant and for second-degree burglary, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The motorcycle was returned to its owner, she said.

EAU DE’ CANNABIS IN PUBLIC

• It was the smell of marijuana wafting from the open window on the vehicle ahead of a patrol car at a Centralia stop sign last night that got the officer’s attention, but then the female passenger with a pipe in one hand, a lighter in the other and blowing smoke from her mouth provided clues as well, according to police. It was about 10:30 p.m. at Belmont and Harrison avenues and two of the six occupants of the vehicle were in trouble before it was over, according to the Centralia Police Department. Hannah L. Baker, 20, from Tenino, for underage and in-public use, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. Another passenger, 22-year-old Kody R. Posey, of Centralia, for suspected delivery of marijuana, Reichert said. “Handing someone a loaded pipe, or selling them a bag of dope, it’s delivery,” Reichert said. All were released and the cases are being forwarded to prosecutors for further action, he said.

THEFT

• A 21-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for second-degree theft and trafficking in stolen property in connection with jewelry that belonged to a family member. Police called about 7:30 a.m. to the 100 block of Haliday Road booked Michael R. Weems into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday of what appeared to be a window shot by a BB gun at the 800 block of Southwest 18th Street. Police were told it occurred sometime in the previous few days, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL TEENAGER

• A 15-year-old student at Winlock Middle School was arrested after he allegedly spit in a teacher’s face and proceeded to throw a desk around a classroom yesterday. Deputies called about 4 p.m. yesterday found the boy had calmed down somewhat, but done more than $750 worth of damage, including to a “white board” and the desk, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the teacher was wearing a spit guard because he had spit before, and she at first ignored the spitting. However, she exited the room when he picked up the desk, according to Brown. He reportedly threw the desk around the room, as many as 20 times, according to the deputy’s report. The student was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Justice Center and booked for malicious mischief and faces two possible counts of fourth-degree assault for allegedly spitting twice, according to Brown. Further details were no readily available.

COLLISION

• A 16-year-old Centralia girl ended up with a possible back injury when she wrecked her car yesterday evening at the 100 block of Jeffries Road west of Chehalis. A deputy arriving after the approximately 5:30 p.m. accident was told she was traveling too fast around a corner, causing major damage to her 2007 Acura, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver is to be cited for traveling too fast for conditions, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarm, graffiti, collisions on city streets… and more.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

CAR PROWLS ABOUND

• Several vehicles were reported broken into at the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue in Centralia yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called about 8 o’clock yesterday morning about two unlocked vehicles parked on the street along the 500 block of Northeast Avenue that someone rummaged through. Some change was missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A laptop computer and school supplies were among the valuables stolen from a parked car at Northeast Washington Avenue near North Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 1 p.m. yesterday.

• Someone disabled the alarm on a vehicle and then stole an iPod from Inside at the 1900 block of Ahlers Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9:15 a.m. yesterday.

MISSING MONEY FROM SCHOOL

• Police were called at 11 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of $120 from the boy’s locker room at W.F. West High School in Chehalis.

MAIL THEFT

• Police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a package stolen from a porch on the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia.

THEFT OF SERVICE ANIMAL

• A 38-year-old woman reported to police yesterday her service dog was stolen when the Jeep she was sometimes living in was stolen from in front of a home of the 400 block of East Plum Street in Centralia. Police were told it happened back on March 21 and she was able to find the vehicle last Friday at Roberts Road south of Chehalis,  but the animal was gone, according to the Centralia Police Department. It’s described as a longer-haired white canine, but isn’t a seeing-eye dog, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

NOT QUITE A DUI

• A 40-year-old Centralia woman was arrested last night when she was discovered sitting on the middle console between the driver’s and passenger seats of a vehicle and intoxicated, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy encountering Libby R. Downer around 10:35 p.m. on the side of the road at the 2500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia concluded although Downer wasn’t observed in the vehicle while it was moving, that she had been turning around, according to the sheriff’s office. The keys in the ignition and it was in drive, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. She was booked into the Lewis County jail for being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, Brown said.

WRECK

• A 23-year-old motorist who allegedly crossed the centerline at a curve on a Centralia Street overnight and collided with a vehicle in the oncoming lane was arrested for driving under the influence. Offices responding about 2:20 a.m. today to the area at Mellen and Alder street found that Trevor L. Smith also was driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department. The other driver had a possible injury, according to police. Smith was  booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets including unoccupied school bus at the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard in which police say nobody was hurt, county road in which a 16-year-old boy, distracted by a girl, drove over a curb and into a mailbox … and more.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Updated at 6:14 p.m.

DRUG OVERDOSE LEADS TO ARREST

• A 26-year-old Centralia woman who overdosed on heroin yesterday morning was revived by medics and a 25-year-old Rochester man was jailed for allegedly supplying her with the drug. Police and aid responding to a 7:10 a.m. call to the 300 block of North Diamond Street in Centralia found she was not breathing, her heart had stopped, according to the Centralia Police Department. The department’s special Anti-Crime Team investigated and arrested Christopher C. Lee, for delivery of heroin, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Riverside Fire Authority personnel say calls for drug overdoses are more frequent than serious auto accidents or even heart attacks in the Centralia area. “Heroin overdoses, I bet we don’t go three weeks between those types of calls,” Fire Capt. Scott Snyder said. Capt. Casey McCarthy, who is also a paramedic, said it’s not just heroin, but various types of prescription drugs such as pain killers as well, the kind that slow down important body functions like breathing. For heroin, medics can give an injection of what’s called Narcan, to reverse those affects and that can help, he said. As of today, the Lewis County Coroner’s Office has seven cases from this year alone in which they are waiting for the results of toxicology tests and Coroner McLeod predicts most of those will come back with a result of accidental death from drugs.

AUTO THEFT

• Police were called about 8 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of West First Street in Centralia about a car stolen during the night. Missing is a white 1992 Honda Prelude with a license plate of 687 WHW, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 2100 block of North National Avenue where an auto repair business in the Yard Birds complex reported someone had gotten inside multiple vehicles. Nothing seemed to be missing but damage suggested someone was trying to steal a vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer learned the break-ins happened on Saturday morning, according to police.

BURGLARY AT SUMMER HOME

• A 50-year-old man from Port Orchard contacted the sheriff’s office after the discovery someone had gotten into a shed on his vacation  property at the 400 block of Larson Road in Silver Creek. Taken was an old non-operation Stihl chainsaw in its case, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in was reported on Saturday night; it’s unknown when it took place, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $250.

WALLET SNATCHED

• A woman called police yesterday morning after someone lifted her wallet while she was shopping at Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. The purse was in her shopping car and she walked away, and subsequently discovered the billfold was gone, detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said.

WALLET FOUND

• A found wallet turned into Chehalis police yesterday was returned to its owner; everything except the cash remained, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to the 500 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue about 10:30 a.m. where someone had gotten into an unlocked vehicle during the night and stole a cooler and a purse. About an hour later when taking a report of another vehicle prowled on the same block, an officer recovered the items and returned them to the first victim, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 46-year-old homeless man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine last night after an officer driving down the street recognized the pedestrian as a wanted person. Dale A. Drew was detained in the area of the 200 block of West Main Street about 9 p.m. and had a smoking device in his pocket with material that field tested positive for the drug, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

OUT-OF-CONTROL FLAME

• Firefighters were called about 1:45 p.m. yesterday to an Adna area residence where an individual using a weed burner – a torch-like tool – got too close to the house. Flames caught some of the plastic vapor barrier beneath the modular home on McLaughlin Road, but there was no damage, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

FOUR MOTORCYCLISTS INJURED

• A 24-year-old Olympia driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield the right of way when he began to cross Highway 603 west of Chehalis, pulling out in front of a pair of motorcycles traveling about 50 mph up the highway, both of which wrecked. It happened about 3:30 p.m. yesterday at Shorey Road, sending at least one person to Providence Centralia Hospital. Lewis County Fire District 6 Chief Tim Kinder said the first motorcycle T-boned the 2013 Toyota Corolla. The driver of the second motorcycle laid his bike down, according to Kinder. The Harley Davidson and Yamaha motorcycles were carrying two couples from Castle Rock and Kelso, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. said. Chief Ciivl Deputy Stacy Brown described the injuries to the riders as injuries to arms, a hand and pain to neck and shoulders.

STRIP SEARCH REVEALS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

•  A 33-year-old woman jailed after a scuffle with store security in Centralia yesterday evening found herself in extra trouble when a search at the jail turned up a hypodermic needle in her vagina. Police responding about 7:30 p.m. to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue arrested Michelle M. O’Connell saying when she was confronted by security about shoplifting, she refused to give the merchandise back and a fight ensued. She was booked for second-degree robbery as well as a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. Later, following the discovery from a strip search at the Lewis County Jail, she was also booked for introducing contraband to the facility. Police said she is from Tenino. The sheriff’s office lists her as a Chehalis resident. O’Connell was not charged with robbery, as a judge did not find probable cause for that offense. However, when she appeared in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon, she found herself charged with bail jumping for neglecting to arrange electronic home monitoring or report to jail for a previous case, according to Lewis County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher. As for a possible criminal charge on contraband, Meagher said they were waiting on that. He didn’t offer further detail.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for misdemeanor theft, concern about harassment, complaint of children picking blossoms from plum trees … and more.

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Monday, April 14th, 2014

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 27-year-old Centralia man is jailed for second-degree assault after he allegedly smashed his wife’s head into a cupboard during a fight at their home. Officers called about 6:35 p.m. on Friday about a woman screaming for help at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road arrived as the victim came running out the apartment, her face covered in blood, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was treated at Providence Centralia Hospital and has been released, according to police. Kevin B. Williamson, 27, was arrested and booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

POSSIBLE BLACKMAIL

• Centralia police are investigating an alleged incident of extortion, in which the victim reported a female is demanding money from him in exchange for her not posting private videos on the Internet, in hopes of smearing his name, according to police. The situation connected with an address on the 100 block of Shirlee Avenue was reported to police about 10:30 p.m. yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Officers were called about 1:20 p.m. yesterday regarding a burglary at the 700 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. Police were told when the resident arrived home after church, they found someone had entered through the back door and stole a case of DVDs, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 5:40 a.m. today regarding a break-in at the 500 block of Northeast Washington Avenue. Further details were not yet available.

BURGLARY WINLOCK

• Deputies were contacted about 4 p.m. on Saturday regarding a 2004 Yamaha ATV, a Stihl chainsaw, a Stihl weed eater as well as a tile saw, stolen from a barn and back porch of a a residence on the 1300 block of Winlock-Vader Road outside of Winlock. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says the thefts occurred at 1 p.m. the day before.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called about 2:10 p.m. on Friday to the 1500 block of Southwest Mills Avenue after the discovery someone used something like a pry bar trying to break into a garage.

DRUGS AND STOLEN MERCHANDISE

• A 29-year-old Tacoma resident was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly shoplifting several hundred dollars worth of clothing from a store on the 1300 block of Lum Road in Centralia, and being found in possession of an unspecified narcotic drug. Officers responding about 7:10 p.m. booked Sylvia A. Carillo into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OOPS

• A call on Saturday evening regarding a missing $1,000 snow board led to a 40-year-old Tacoma man who said he’d accidentally taken the wrong board home from the White Pass Ski Resort. Surveillance video showed the person and their vehicle the board went home with, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When a deputy spoke with the man, he said he would return it the next day, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. However, the report is being forwarded to prosecutors for a possible charge of second-degree theft, according to Brown.

SUBJECT WANTED FOR CELL PHONE THEFT

• Centralia police reported they are looking for a suspect who allegedly forcibly took a cell phone from a former girlfriend. The incident reported about 11:30 a.m. on Friday from the 100 block of Barner Drive in Centralia is labeled as a second-degree robbery, according to the Centralia Police.

TEEN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM FAMILY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning an 18-year-old jailed late last week for first-degree theft in connection with allegedly stealing from his grandmother is now suspected of stealing more than $30,000 worth of valuables from other relatives over the past two years. Dillan G. Gleason of Chehalis was arrested on Thursday and when his grandmother went to pick up his vehicle from the courthouse parking lot so it wouldn’t be towed, she discovered various previously missing property in the car, such as a wedding ring, a Tiffany charm bracelet and an Apple iPad, according to the sheriff’s office. The three new victims told a deputy also stolen since July of 2012 from their home on Southeast Prospect Avenue in Chehalis, are a large sum of money, a Chanel handbag and more, according to sheriff’s office. Gleason denied taking most of it but faces a new charge of first-degree theft, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about noon on Saturday after an individual said they came out of the Lewis County Mall on Northeast Hampe Way to see their Ford Ranger being driven away. The vehicle was subsequently located and the case remains under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone got into an unlocked vehicle on Southwest Second Street in Chehalis and stole a child’s LeapPad, an electronic educational device, according to a report made to police about 7:15 a.m. today.

• Police were called about a vehicle prowl around 11 a.m. on Saturday at the 1200 block of Sunset Way in Centralia. Missing were CDs and sunglasses, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report of medication stolen from a vehicle at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia around 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

• A vehicle prowl was reported about 12:20 p.m. from the 400 block of South Silver Street in Centralia in which someone removed CDs and unspecified paperwork from an unlocked vehicle.

SCAREY SOUND

• Chehalis police called just before 9 p.m. on Friday about a loudly hissing animal outside near the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard were unable to locate the source of the noise.

COLLISION

• Police were called just before 1 p.m. on Friday to a report a child on a bicycle was struck by a car in Chehalis, in the area of Southeast Sixth Street and Market Boulevard. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, trespass, disorderly conduct; responses for alarms, disputes, counterfeit bills, a bruise left on a child from some sort of punishment, shoplifting and other theft, including a 49-year-old Mossyrock man accused of stealing cat food from Wal-Mart, a vehicle driving away from  a gas station before removing the fuel nozzle from their car, collisions on city streets, a 2002 Jaguar XJS wrecked in a ditch outside of Randle, a deer jumping in front of a car in Onalaska … and more.

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Friday, April 11th, 2014

WANTED MAN FOUND IN RIVER

• A 32-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday afternoon following a search in the area of Rotary Riverside Park in Centralia when police located him hiding under some brush in the Skookumchuck River, according to the Centralia Police Department. Members of the department’s special Anti-Crime Team went to the King Oscar Motel on Eckerson Road looking for Dana M. Johnson in connection with a previous search warrant, according to police. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said Johnson was leaving when they arrived and officers spent more than two hours attempting to locate him. He had been staying at the motel, and police found drugs there, included more than 55 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin, according to Reichert. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BURGLARY

• An 18-year-old Chehalis area resident was arrested last night in connection with a burglary reported a few days ago by his grandfather at the 100 block of Alderwood Drive where they both live, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said stolen property was recovered and Dillan G. Gleason was booked into the Lewis County jail for first-degree theft.

• Chehalis police were called to a burglary at the 600 block of Northwest St. Helens Avenue about 6:30 p.m. yesterday in which an Apple iPad was among the valuables missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A deputy took a report from the 400 block of Ingalls Road west of Centralia yesterday where gas cans and a chain saw went missing from a shop sometime between  last Friday and Monday. The loss is about $700, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD

• A 35-year-old Chehalis man called police yesterday evening after discovering someone charged $800 on his credit card for a roundtrip airline ticket between Virginia and Connecticut, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 5:20 a.m. today to the 1700 block of Sunset Way in Centralia where someone rummaged through four parked vehicles.

• Someone got into a duffel bag inside an unlocked vehicle at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis and took about $45, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

WRECKS

• A collision between a semi truck and a car last night on Interstate 5 north of Centralia ended with no injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It happened in the northbound lanes just after 9 p.m.  north of milepost 83 and appeared the passenger vehicle just “touched” the big rig’s front wheel, according to  Fire Capt. Tim Adolphsen.

• Firefighters were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to a single-vehicle rollover wreck on state Route 507 just beyond Schaeffer Park in north Centralia. The driver had gotten himself out of his pickup truck and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked out, according to Riverside Fire Authority. “He really didn’t want to go, but we talked him into it, as a precaution,” Fire Capt. Tim Adolphsen said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, trespass; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft; complaint of neighbor’s very loud television … and more.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

POLICE PURSUE, DETAIN SUICIDAL MAN

• An attempt to track down a distraught, suicidal Centralia man yesterday morning ended about two hours later with a police chase up Harrison Avenue, a patrol vehicle tapping his moving truck to stop it and another officer talking the armed man out of shooting himself. Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. to assist the sheriff’s office in finding the subject who resides on Blanchard Road, according to authorities. Police say when they did locate him, he had a handgun, was threatening to kill himself, and refused to comply with officer’s orders before he fled in his vehicle. The pursuit ended near Kuper Road, according to the sheriff’s office. It was shortly after 11 a.m. when the 53-year-old man was taken into custody and aid was asked to transport him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 10:20 a.m. yesterday to a report of a burglary to a home at the 200 block of West Second Street.

LOST AND FOUND

• A purse was found near the front of a home on the 100 Southwest 17th Street in Chehalis and turned into police yesterday. It contained no identification, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “If anyone lost a purse, call, describe and claim,” department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, numerous individuals for driving under the influence; responses for misdemeanor theft;  complaint of barking dog; concern about three little boys on big skateboards who might get hit by a car … and more.

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Updated at 2:11 p.m.

CENTRALIA DOMESTIC DISPUTE: ‘AND THE FIGHT WAS ON’

• A 71-year-old Centralia wife who allegedly threw hot coffee on a police officer and punched a second officer in the face was jailed yesterday following a morning response to an apartment building on the 700 block of South Tower Avenue. Officers were called about 11:10 a.m. because she had locked her husband out of the home and they were assisting him in getting back inside, according to the Centralia Police Department. When one officer put his arm through an opening in the kitchen window to reach the latch on the door, Dorothy A. Diacon grabbed his arm, which he pulled back out, police said. Then she tossed coffee through the window onto the officer, prompting another officer to kick open the front door, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. The woman allegedly punched and slapped the second officer, and she was punched back, Reichert said. “The wresting match was on; she was Tasered, with a ‘drive stun’, not the probes,” Reichert said. Diacon, who he described as medium height and more than 200 pounds, was taken into custody, arrested for two counts of third-degree assault, he said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail and is scheduled to go before a judge this afternoon.

DISPUTE TURNS FELONIOUS IN CHEHALIS

• A 19-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday following a fight with his 17-year-old pregnant girlfriend in which he allegedly threw her down and wouldn’t let her leave a bedroom or their apartment. Officers called around 3:20 p.m. about the incident at the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court were told the young woman hit him to get away and went to a family member to call 911, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Andres F. Santiago was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful imprisonment, according to police. Exactly how long she was prevented from leaving their home beforehand wasn’t clear, but detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he didn’t believe it amounted to hours. She wasn’t injured but was medically examined because of the pregnancy involved, Wilson said. Santiago is being released from jail with no charges filed pending further investigation.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Someone broke into a home on the 600 block of Coal Creek Road outside Chehalis yesterday and made off with a camera, a laptop computer, jewelry and various other property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called late yesterday afternoon learned the burglary occurred during the daylight hours, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said the loss from the stolen property and damage was about $2,000.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Toledo resident was arrested for possession of opiates following a traffic stop on Prairie Road in Chehalis yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Alex A. Schon was a passenger in the vehicle and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarms; complaints of a drunk on a bicycle in someone else’s yard, canine chasing an individual and his dog while out on a walk, someone shooting birds at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport, a driverless semi truck idling in the middle of South Market Boulevard … and more.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Updated at 3:34 p.m.

THEY BITE IN MOSSYROCK TOO

• A 24-year-old Mossyrock woman was bit in the arm while trying to break up a fight between her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend, who allegedly barged into her home overnight, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding about 3 o’clock this morning to the residence she shares with her mother on the 100 block of state Route 122 were told James W. McMillion, 36, showed up and first tried to get inside by breaking a back window, according to the sheriff’s office. She opened the front door to tell him to leave and McMillion shoved past her and began hitting her new boyfriend, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. That’s when the young woman tried to intervene and McMillion bit her, according to Brown. The new boyfriend, whose name was not released, sustained an injury to his forehead when he head butted McMillion, Brown said. McMillion then left, but was located not far away near his vehicle. Brown said he tried to kick and head butt deputies. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for resisting arrest, two counts of misdemeanor assault and burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

BROKEN JAW

• Centralia police are investigating an incident that may have occurred on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue on Saturday night that left a male with a broken jaw and nose. Officers were advised yesterday by the victim of the assault and his injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details will be available as the investigation proceeds, according to police.

LITTLE ONE HURT

• An officer was called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday by a mother who said her 5-year-old was assaulted by another child at the playground on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis. No police action will taken against the 7-year-old, as it’s a parental issue when it involves children that young, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson indicated since no report was written, further details were unavailable and he didn’t know the extent of the injury, but said a photo he viewed  suggested what looked like a black eye.

FRAUD

• Centralia police responded yesterday morning to a report from an individual at the 1900 block of North Pearl Street regarding a fake check they received after conducting an online sale. The payment for the unspecified item came from a buyer in another state, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just after 1:30 p.m. yesterday after the discovery by a woman from her bank that it held two accounts in her name. She told the bank, and police, she had only one account, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police don’t know who created the phantom account at the Centralia business.

THEFT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

• UPS confirmed the date they delivered to the 1300 block of Rose Street in Centralia, but the theft victim didn’t receive the package of medication, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Someone signed for the package, which contained Oxycontin, according to police.

ARREST FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS

• A deputy responding to a report of suspicious activity at the 300 block of Haliday Road at about 1:15 p.m. yesterday encountered three subjects cutting the windshield out of a Honda and learned the car and a deer had collided, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It wasn’t an accident required to be reported, but after checking the information on the individuals, the deputy found one was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant and it turned out he had suspected methamphetamine on him, according to the sheriff’s office. Christopher L. Lee, 25, of Rochester, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

POT TALK: CENTRALIA ADVISED TO ALLOW THE BUSINESSES, OR TABLE ISSUE

• City officials in Centralia are scheduled to talk, again, tonight about whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses within the city limits, and the rules that would govern them. City staff are recommending the council either vote to approve a drafted ordinance, or table the issue further by extending a moratorium. They are suggesting that council members should not vote against the proposal nor should the council declare an outright prohibition, according to a memo from Emil Pierson, the director of community development. The ongoing issue arose following the passage in November 2012 of Initiative 502, allowing such enterprises for the first time, legally, in Washington state. The city rejected an ordinance earlier this year, but since then an opinion issued by the state Attorney General’s Office indicated municipalities are free to ban marijuana business within their boundaries. However, according to Pierson, the state Liquor Control Board announced that would not prevent it from issuing permits in those places. As a consequence, municipalities would be forced to deal with any legal actions that may come from a business inside the city limits which is licensed by the state but disallowed by the city, Pierson advises. The proposed ordinance limits siting of retailers, processors or producers to certain zoning districts, but the copy of Pierson’s memo distributed to news media doesn’t include a map illustrating where those locations are. The city council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Centralia City Hall.

DEER WRECK

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was hospitalized after the driver of the car in which he was traveling swerved to miss a deer, causing the vehicle to roll over two times along U.S. Highway 12 about four miles west of Oakville this morning. Troopers called just after 7:30 a.m. found the 2002 Acura RSX on its top and totaled. Zachary C. Cline, 27, was transported to Summit Pacific Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol.  The driver, Jessica D. Towns, 23, from Elma, was reportedly uninjured. Both had been seat belted in, according to the state patrol. The roadway was partially blocked or about an hour. The car was impounded.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, found wallet, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, a 13-year-old boy who allegedly pulled up a loose tile from his cell at the juvenile detention center; complaint of a car following too closely behind other motorists; request for help making a roommate to move out … and more.

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Monday, April 7th, 2014

GIRL FIGHT GETS REAL

• Talking smack about a teenage girl’s family on Facebook led to an online dispute and then a real one yesterday in Centralia. Police called about 5:48 p.m. to the 2200 block of Cooks Hill Road were told by a 14-year-old girl that a 17-year-old girl had made disparaging comments about her relatives, so she did it back to her. The younger teen said as she was headed to a friend’s place, a vehicle pulled up, the older girl leapt out and slapped her several times, according to the Centralia Police Department. The injuries were minor, but a case of possible misdemeanor assault remains under investigation, according to police.

INTRUDER BIT BY BROTHER, POLICE DOG, THEN JAILED

• One adult brother is jailed and the other faces possible arrest for misdemeanor assault after a Saturday night fight inside an Onalaska home that included the older man allegedly biting his younger sibling three times. Deputies called about 8:15 p.m. to the 100 block of Hogue Road learned that 32-year-old Luke U. Hall showed up at the residence, even though a permanent protection order prohibits him from going there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His brother, Bow F. Hall, 34, told him to leave and punched him twice in the face trying to make home go, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said Bow went into a bedroom to phone 911 and his brother piled up furniture outside the door. Furniture was broken, wrestling ensued and the biting occurred before Bow fled to a neighbor’s and Luke took to the woods, according to Brown. A deputy and his K-9 partner subsequently located Luke, who reportedly resisted the canine as well as deputies. Luke Hall was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be treated for dog bite wounds to his hand, shoulder and upper arm before he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for violating the order, Brown said. The sheriff’s office is asking prosecutors to charge him with resisting arrest and malicious mischief as well, she said. The sheriff’s office is also recommending that Bow Hall be charged with fourth-degree assault, Brown said. The victim connected with the protection order, a 61-year-old woman, was not present during the melee.

REPORT FROM OUTSIDE JAIL LANDS ONE BACK INSIDE

• A 29-year-old homeless woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing tires of a vehicle belonging to a former significant other following an incident reported about 9:40 a.m. on Saturday at the 300 block of Southwest Third Avenue. Jessica M. Corporan, from Chehalis, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Around 4 p.m. yesterday after she was released, Corporan called 911 to report her boyfriend had pulled a knife on her, however an officer concluded that didn’t happen, according to police. She was located outside the jail, where she was arrested for having violated a no contact order, and was walked back into the facility where she was booked again, detective Sg. Gary Wilson said.

FIREARM MISSING AFTER BURGLARY

• Sometime between 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 o’clock the following morning, someone got into a 93-year-old Vader man’s home on the 400 block of 10th Street and stole his 38 Smith and Wesson revolver, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HANDBAGS STOLEN

• Police were called about 3:35 p.m. yesterday to a residence on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis where a woman reported someone had made off with medication, her purse and it contents.

• Centralia police took a report about 4:30 p.m. yesterday about a purse missing after it was left inside the bathroom of a business on the 200 block of South Pearl Street.

TAX FILING FRAUD

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday from a parent with children who attend St. Joseph School that their tax return was rejected from the IRS because one had already been filed in their name. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said it may be related to the issues involving the apparent data breach at the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

ATTEMPTED THEFT

• Centralia police responding about 1:35 p.m. yesterday regarding an individual seen inside a fenced area at the 600 block of Harrison Avenue and apparently attempting to to take items which did not belong to him arrested a 22-year-old Centralia resident for second-degree burglary. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was James V. Mitchell, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors declined to file charges.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 6:45 p.m. on Friday from an individual who said while they were at parked outside the theater at the Lewis County Mall on the 100 block of Northeast Hampe Way, someone attempted to get into their vehicle, damaging a lock. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called just after 9 a.m. on Friday from an individual who said while he was parked on the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue outside of the ABHS drug and alcohol treatment center, someone got into his vehicle and stole medication.

DRUGS

• Morton police report this morning they arrested a 50-year-old Onalaska man last Thursday night for possession of methamphetamine. Officers conducted a traffic stop about 9:20 p.m. in the area of Collar Avenue and First Street leading to the arrest of Dale D. Carter, according to the Morton Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violations, shoplifting; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, misdemeanor domestic assault, stolen bicycle, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Suspect exits Wal-Mart following high-dollar theft.

MAN GRABS JEWELRY FROM DISPLAY CASE

• Police are on the lookout for a thief who has targeted the jewelry department at Wal-Mart in Chehalis, making off with an estimated more than $3,400 of earrings and other valuables. He’s described as a heavy-set male and an image captured by store security video is being distributed by Crime Stoppers of Lewis County in hopes someone might recognize him. It was about 5:35 a.m. on Feb. 2 when he entered the store on Northwest Louisiana Avenue, approached a countertop spinnable display case and used a tool to break the lock and steal the merchandise, according to Crime Stoppers. Authorities say he was picked up and dropped off by taxi at the Pepper Tree Motel in Centralia. The same subject is believed to have committed the same crime at the same place the day before. Crime Stoppers asks anyone with information about the location of the property or the identity of the person responsible to contact them.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

AUTO THEFT

• Police took a report last night of a 1995 Nissan Maxima stolen from the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia. The four-door car is described by the Centralia Police Department as gray, almost black, with zebra-striped heart stickers in the back window. It has a license plate reading AOU 3246, according to police.

• Centralia police took a report about 1:30 p.m. yesterday of a vehicle stolen from the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road which was subsequently located in an unspecified area “out in the county.”

CAR PROWL

• A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at the 1300 block of Lum Road in Centralia, according to a  report made to police about 6:25 p.m. yesterday.

DRUG INVESTIGATION

• Centralia police say they located methamphetamine when arresting Jacob R. Woods, 39, for an outstanding warrant about 7:30 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Alder Street. The Chehalis resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail for the warrant, but officers continue to investigate the drug aspect of the case, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BENEFIT FOR THEFT VICTIM IS TONIGHT

• Tickets to the annual crab feed hosted by the Tenino area fire department are among the auction items donated for tonight’s event to benefit stone carver Keith Phillips whose livelihood was threatened when his tools were taken in a burglary. The dinner is set to take place at the Tenino Eagles at 349 Sussex Ave. W. from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for misdemeanor assault, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, April 4th, 2014

POSSIBLE THIEF SCARED AWAY

• Deputies and a police dog responded about 5:10 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Belleville Road west of Chehalis when a resident headed to his shop to check on his cats discovered an individual trying to break in to the building. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the dark-haired male in his late teens or early 20s was “pulling and prying” on the shop, trying to make entry, but ran off into the woods when he saw the victim. The dog track was unsuccessful, Brown said.

FIREARMS STOLEN

• Someone broke into a home on the 300 block of Cinebar Road between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. yesterday stealing two rifles, a red toolbox and other valuables, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the front door was forced open and the victim is still compiling a list of property that was taken. The sheriff’s office has suspects, as a witness saw a vehicle leaving with two subjects in it, Brown said.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of West Pear Street about a theft in which tires stored in a basement were missing.

• A Centralia police officer took a report yesterday of someone stealing an ashtray from a backyard on the 700 block of West Chestnut Street.

DRUGS

• He said it was’t his, and it was sea salt used for cooking, however, an officer concluded 38-year-old Jamey R. Smith, of Chehalis, would be arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The arrest took place around 10 p.m. on Wednesday after police were called about a couple arguing at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis, according to police. Smith was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ARMED ROBBERY IN TENINO

The Olympian reports The Whistle Stop Grocery at the 12000 block of Old Highway 99 in Tenino was robbed at gunpoint around 8 p.m. yesterday. Nobody was hurt and a track with a police dog failed to locate a suspect, according to news reporter Jeremy Pawloski.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as responses for protection order violation, disorderly person, collisions on city streets, a male grabbing a female’s butt as she walked by … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

KNIFE SCARE

• A 30-year-old man from White Swan was arrested at a gas station in Centralia yesterday after his passenger told a clerk he’d pulled out a knife and threatened to cut her as they traveled down Interstate 5. Police responding about 10:30 a.m. to the Chevron on the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue arrested Nathan L. Roy at gunpoint and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said the two acquaintances were on their way home from up north and he was apparently unhappy she’d missed the exit to Interstate 90 in Seattle. When she mentioned it to the clerk, the clerk asked if she’d like police called and she said yes, Reichert said. There were two children with them in the store when officers arrived, he said.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 38-year-old woman reported to police yesterday afternoon that her husband assaulted her last Wednesday at their home in Centralia. The investigation continues, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNHAPPY CUSTOMER ESCORTED OUT

• A 33-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested and jailed for disorderly conduct after an incident yesterday at a restaurant in Napavine over her order. Deputies called just before 2 p.m. to the Plaza Jalisco at the 100 block of Birch Street Southwest were told she’d ordered food to go, but was dissatisfied was given a refund. The sheriff’s office says Calee F. Anderson however began yelling and refused to leave. Deputies escorted her out and booked her into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CIGAR OFFERS CLUE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that two teen suspects from a Monday night burglary at a gas station in Packwood were arrested Tuesday evening, when a deputy contacted a pair of 16-year-old boys at Blanton’s Market. Someone broke a window at the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 about 10:30 p.m. and stole packs of Swisher Sweets cigars, business cards and a magnifying glass, according to the sheriff’s office. When a deputy contacted them, one of them had a Swisher Sweets cigar sticking out of his pocket, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. They were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, Brown said. They are from Ocean Park and Ilwaco, she said.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT

• A 56-year-old Winlock man was hospitalized yesterday after he exited a moving vehicle on the 300 block of Drews Prairie Road in Toledo. Aid and deputies called about 4:20 p.m. found he had a head injury and he was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said he was on medication and apparently thought they had arrived at their location. “I don’t know if he stepped out, or jumped out, but he opened the door and got out of a moving vehicle,” Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for shoplifting; responses for alarm, misdemeanor assault, family dispute, suspicious circumstances, a strange dog jumping into the back of someone’s pickup truck … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Updated at 7:52 p.m.

MAN PUNCHED IN FACE, SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURY

• A 26-year-old Centralia man is hospitalized with a possible broken eye socket and another man is jailed after an assault last night at the 1700 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded about 9 p.m. to a dispute involving the pair as well as two women, ages 21 an 25. The disagreement was over a relationship and possible infidelity, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The sheriff’s office concluded Michael Thorson, 34, from Bucoda, punched the victim; he was picked up a few hours later at his residence, according to Brown. Thorson was booked into the Lewis County jail for second-degree assault and felony harassment, Brown said. She indicated the victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Thorson was released today from the jail with no charges filed, pending further investigation.

MAN ARRESTED FOR “SPANKING” CHILD WITH CORD

• A 23-year-old Centralia man was interviewed and subsequently arrested yesterday for third-degree child assault in connection with an incident late last week in which the daughter of his significant other was left with bruises and marks on her bottom and legs from punishment administered with a cord, according to the Centralia Police Department. The incident and injuries to the pre-school aged girl were reported late Thursday night from the 100 block of Virginia Drive, according to police. Mario Vasquez was booked into the jail the following day for unspecified reasons, according to police. “It’s not spanking when you do it with a cord,” Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

REMODEL NIGHTMARE

• Centralia police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday to a house being renovated on the 2800 block of Russell Road where someone had stolen copper plumbing pipes from beneath the structure.

THEFT

• Someone stole packages from the front of a home on the 100 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

VEGETABLES CASUALTY OF HIGHWAY WRECK

• The driver wasn’t injured but lost some of his load of corn when a semi truck landed on it side along state Route 6 west of Chehalis yesterday morning. Aid called about 7:10 a.m. to the scene found the westbound truck in the ditch, near Curtis Hill Road according to Lewis County Fire District 6. It was a slow speed incident, the vegetables spilled onto a field and the driver declined aid, Chief Tim Kinder said. The Washington State Patrol cited Jerry D. Foster, 51, of Curtis, for defective brakes and blamed the incident on inattention as Foster had tried to stop  his 1991 Freightliner for another vehicle on the roadway.

COLLISION AND HEART ATTACK

• A 62-year-old Winlock man was hospitalized after a wreck last night on Interstate 5 at Napavine in which responders found him in cardiac arrest.  Troopers and aid called about 11 p.m. to the northbound lanes near milepost 72 found John R. Boyer’s pickup truck had run into the left hand concrete barrier after striking the guard rail on the other side of the freeway, according to the Washington State Patrol. Firefighters from Lewis County Fire District 5, who had to force open one of the doors, conducted CPR and were able to get him back, Firefighter Brad Bozarth said. Boyer was taken by ambulance to Providence Centralia Hospital and then transferred to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, the state patrol reports. He did have minor injuries from the collision, Bozarth said. The Ford Ranger truck was described as totaled. A hospital spokesperson said this afternoon that Boyer passed away; enroute to the Olympia hospital, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets; complaint of loud music … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Updated at 6:18 p.m.

WHEN DOGS ATTACK

• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the area of Southwest 19th Street and Snively Avenue when a citizen saw a dog run into a yard and then come running back out with a cat in its mouth. The cat died. Because nobody witnessed exactly what occurred, the owner was issued a citation only for dog at large, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Its owner and the owner of the mixed-breed canine were working the cat issue out between themselves, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

• A 59-year-old woman taking a walk along the 700 block of Eadon Road outside Toledo yesterday was knocked down and bit in the forearm by a yellow lab, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Its owner was cited for “dog at large”, was advised to quarantine the pet for 10 days and the incident is being referred to the code enforcement department, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim, who had been carrying flowers to a neighbor, declined aid, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OUT OF CONTROL

• A 58-year-old Centralia man was subdued by a Taser after he reportedly told deputies to just shoot him when they arrived to a dispute at the 300 block of Haliday Road last night. Deputies subsequently learned he had thrown a phone at a 57-year-old woman, causing her duck and breaking a mirror, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rickey A. Francis was in his truck when law enforcement arrived, and drove toward them causing them to take evasive action to avoid being hit, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said Francis was yelling and making obscene gestures and at one point he drove around the back of the residence, and then drove toward deputies again, causing them to take cover behind their vehicles, but was finally taken into custody. Francis was taken to to Providence Centralia Hospital so blood could be taken to check for intoxicants, according to Brown. He was booked for fourth-degree assault and malicious mischief and possibly faces another count, of driving under the influence, Brown said.

NEW BURGLARIES

• A deputy responding yesterday to the 100 block of Salkum Road learned someone broke into a shed and a home and stole an estimated $2,000 to $3,000 worth of valuables including  two security systems and 10 bags of aluminum cans. Among the other items taken sometime between Friday and yesterday were computers, numerous flooring tools and other tools according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy called yesterday to the 300 block of Chandler Road west of Chehalis learned someone entered the shop area of the Hoffman Cedar Products mill and stole items including a blue bucket of tools, some of which feature the initials JM welded onto them. It happened sometime between 11 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Someone stole 50 gallons of diesel fuel, a car stereo, a camera, tools and other items from a logging site off Johnson Road in Onalaska sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday and 6 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is almost $3,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

OLD BURGLARIES

• A DNA match from dried blood left on a power cord at a Centralia burglary scene a year ago led to the arrest yesterday of a 28-year-old woman, according to the Centralia Police Department. An off-duty officer spotted Jobie K. Watson and caught up to her on Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis; she was taken into custody, according to police. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said in mid-March of last year, someone stole items including a cell phone, computer, jewelry and a car from a home on the 900 block of Ham Hill Road in Centralia.

• Centralia police arrested a 38-year-old woman at the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue yesterday for first-degree assault in connection with an incident earlier this month in which a subject was nearly run down by an escaping vehicle after he interrupted a morning burglary at the 500 block of Hillkress Street in Centralia. It was on March 6 when he saw a female carrying items out his back door and she got into the vehicle with another female and fled, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said Susan L. Ward, from Rochester, was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for burglary.

BULLET MARK FOUND ON VEHICLE

• Centralia police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia where a vehicle showed showed damage apparently from a gunshot. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said it appeared to have glanced off, having struck with some velocity. The report didn’t indicate any reason from the owner as to why anyone would shoot the vehicle, Reichert said.

SEX OFFENDER REGISTERING ADDRESS IS ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

• A 33-year-old homeless man who is a registered sex offender went to the sheriff’s office yesterday to turn in his “transient log” – of places he had been staying in the recent week – and was arrested for a warrant which had been issued for failing to register, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The new arrest was because he failed to notify the sheriff’s office when he previously left the county, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. James D. Sutherland was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Brown said.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for possession of a little bit of suspected methamphetamine after a traffic stop of a vehicle in which she was a passenger yesterday evening. It was about 6:45 p.m. at North National Avenue and Northeast Coal Creek Road and the officer learned Natasha A. Moore was wanted on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Moore was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 22-year-old inmate at the Lewis County Jail was arrested overnight for a drug violation after corrections officers, acting on a tip, found five pills rolled up in a sock in her cell. Darcie N. Negrete, of Centralia, has been in custody since Friday, brought there by community corrections officers in connection with a drug violation, according to the sheriff’s office. Charges are not being filed, pending further investigation.

LOGGING DEATH INQUIRY CONTINUES

• The state Labor and Industries investigating last week’s deadly logging incident in Salkum reports the victim was working for TJB Enterprises Inc. of Winlock. John B. Leonard, 69, was struck by a large limb early last Thursday morning as he and a second individual cut timber on property just north of the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 12. L and I spokesperson Elaine Fischer indicated yesterday she expects the death will be under investigation for “quite awhile.”

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor assault, protection order violation; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, possible DUI, collisions on city streets, concerns of a suicidal family member, concerns about a friend not seen for days, a 15-year-old boy found passed out drunk, a person with a “food” wanted sign found passed out in front of a building … and more.