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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Updated at 12:12 p.m.

WILD CHILD

• Chehalis police were called at 6:23 a.m. today when a motorist spotted an approximately 3-year-old girl wearing a dress running along Northwest Airport Road toward Northwest Louisiana Avenue. A Twin Transit bus driver picked the child up, called 911 and met a police officer at the stop near Westside Park, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It turns out, she had put on her boots, but not a coat, and left home “off on an adventure” by herself, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. “Dad however, when he discovered she was missing, was frantically looking for her,” Bailey said. The father called 911 at 6:39 a.m. to report he woke up and found his daughter was gone. The two were reunited at the police department, Bailey said. Bailey said she didn’t have all the details yet, but it didn’t appear the little girl had traveled very far from her home before she was picked up.

GARDEN TOOL TAKEN

• Police were called to the 200 block of Tilley Avenue just after 9 o’clock yesterday morning where someone had stolen a weed eater from the garage during the night.

BANK CARD FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 11:10 a.m. yesterday to take a report that a credit card had been stolen and was used at a local business, in a case associated with the 2000 block of Borst Avenue. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OOPS

• Chehalis police were called to the 10 block of Southwest Scott Place about 1:15 p.m. yesterday after a resident discovered a repo man had wrongly hooked up their vehicle to tow it away and caused some damage in the process. A neighbor had observed the tow truck and driver behind the home and remarked that the owner always paid their bills, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The driver checked the paperwork, realized the mistake and unhooked the vehicle, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. “We’re going to try to figure out who the repo person was,” Bailey said. She didn’t have a description of the damage.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called to the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue in Centralia just before 8 a.m. yesterday following the discovery that power wires going in to a house had been damaged.

ON THE ROAD

• The overwhelming odor of marijuana emitted by a motorist contacted following a traffic stop on Interstate 5 south of Chehalis yesterday morning led to an arrest for driving under the influence. A deputy headed northbound near milepost 73 observed the driver cutting off another vehicle, causing the other vehicle to swerve out of its lane, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher A. White, 46, of Tacoma, was pulled over about 10 a.m. and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, harassment, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 129 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, January 17th, 2017
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Updated at 3:16 p.m.

BREAK-IN TOLEDO

• A deputy was called for a residential burglary on Saturday at the 100 block of Templeton Road outside of Toledo in which a safe, three cell phones and two security cameras were stolen. The break-in occurred between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. that day, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The safe was found down the road on Sunday morning, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

BREAK-IN WINLOCK

• Someone got into a Winlock woman’s barn at the 600 block of Meier Road and stole a Chicago meat saw valued at $350 sometime in the weeks previous to Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MESSING WITH THE MAIL

• A deputy was called on Sunday to the 200 block of Blakeley Lane in Toledo where a woman reported two $400 rent checks had been stolen from her mailbox sometime during the previous two weeks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 6:40 a.m. today to take a report of a black 2000 Honda Civic stolen from the 200 block of South Tower Avenue. The car has a license plate reading BAE 8186, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called to the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street in Chehalis just before 2 p.m. on Sunday following the discovery of a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime since Friday. The driver’s side back window was broken out, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A window was broken on a friend’s vehicle parked there as well, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called just after 3 p.m. on Saturday to the Lewis County Mall where a woman found someone had broken out her passenger side window. Nothing seemed to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:30 p.m. on Friday to the 1000 block of South Market Boulevard to take a report of a stolen rear license plate from a vehicle.

WALLET LIFTED

• Chehalis police were called on Friday afternoon by a woman who had left her purse in a cart at the 2100 block of North National Avenue the Monday before and while someone turned it in to the store, her checkbook-style wallet was missing from inside.

MACGYVER MOVE

• A deputy was called to the Lewis County Jail on Saturday following the discovery an inmate allegedly took apart a mop bucket, removed a metal rod and attempted to sharpen it. Jeremy L. Boggess, 45, of Centralia, reportedly said he wasn’t going to hurt anyone with it but planned to use it to destroy a camera, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Boggess was re-booked for possession of weapon by a prisoner, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 45-year-old man picked up on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver following a search incident to his arrest on Friday evening at the 500 block of South Oak Street in Centralia. Harold J. Bland, from Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School about 1:45 p.m. on Friday where a 16-year-old student-inmate had allegedly been found with suspicious green vegetable material.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Chehalis police were called just after 8:30 a.m. on Saturday after a vehicle slid on some ice in the parking lot at the 600 block of West Main Street and hit the building. The damage was minimal, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Two Olympia men were injured when their car crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 12 about 15 miles east of Packwood just before 9:20 yesterday morning and collided with a fifth-wheel trailer being towed by a pickup truck. The 1997 Audi was totaled as was the fifth-wheel, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver, Haroun W. Bryant, 27, and his passenger Jordan A. Frost, 25, declined to be taken to the hospital, according to the state patrol. They had been wearing their seat belts and headed westbound, the investigating trooper reports. The 55-year-old driver of the pickup truck, from Puyallup, was reportedly unhurt.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, assault, driving with suspended license, driving without a license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, unfounded report, suspicious circumstances, a hypothermic male laying on the road asking passerby for a ride … and more among 116 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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Monday, January 16th, 2017
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BUSINESS BURGLARY

• Somebody broke into a business at the 300 block of West Main Street in Centralia and stole clothing and costume jewelry, according to a report made to police about 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

PORTABLE GENERATOR STOLEN

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday to the 1000 block of North Scheuber Road where an individual reported that sometime during the night unknown persons unlocked his storage shed and stole a portable gas generator, according to the Centralia Police Department.

YARD PROWL

• An officer was called to the 1500 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to take a report that during the night, someone stole a bicycle and air compressor from beside a residence.

CAR PROWL

• Police took a report from the 2300 block of Rosewood Lane in Centralia on Saturday morning that sometime during the night, someone broke the window of a vehicle parked there and stole a backpack.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to the 900 block of H Street in Centralia yesterday just after 11 a.m. where someone had thrown a rock through the back window of someone else’s vehicle.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 60-year-old motorist was arrested for driving under the influence after he lost control of his vehicle which flipped onto its top striking a parked vehicle along the 1000 block of South Gold Street in Centralia on Saturday night. Officers called just after 8 p.m. found his two passengers sustained minor injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department. Robert E. Morrison, 60, of Centralia, was also arrested for reckless endangerment and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 72-year-old man was injured and two passenger vehicles were totaled when he attempted to cross U.S. Highway 12 in Salkum on Friday evening and his 2012 Ford F150 pickup struck an eastbound 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup. Charles E. Dunham, from Salkum, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Dunham was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the state patrol. The other driver, a 29-year-old man from Vancouver, was reportedly unhurt. Dunham had been traveling on Salkum Road and headed to Fuller Road, according to the state patrol. He was to be cited for failure to yield the right of way.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, resisting arrest, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, protection order violation, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … and more among 368 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Friday, January 13th, 2017
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THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called at 8:38 a.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Harrison Avenue where someone had stolen hand tools and a toolbox from a carport, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called to a bank on the 700 block of West Main Street at 3:45 p.m. yesterday about a customer with an altered check. James M. Rada, 35, of Chehalis, allegedly tried to pass the check and was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for forgery, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue for a pair of suspected shoplifters. A 22-year-old Centralia woman detained in the parking lot handed over the merchandise and was arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A 26-year-old Oakville woman was arrested for possession of heroin, according to police. Skylar R. Smith  booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, according to police.

ALLEGED ABUSE

• Centralia police were called at 3:10 p.m. yesterday for a report of physical abuse of a child by a parent. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRESPASSING

• Chehalis police called to the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue at 11:40 p.m. yesterday about a person sleeping in a carport ended up arresting Hunter W. Buck, 30 of Centralia, for an outstanding municipal warrant. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, shoplifting, driving without license, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances … and more among 142 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, January 12th, 2017
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Southwest Cascade Avenue last night. / Courtesy photo by Derrick Paul

Updated at 3:05 p.m.

SNOW AND ICE CHALLENGE LOCAL MOTORISTS

• Chehalis police began yesterday morning with a report from a snow plow driver of 10 cars off the road and into the ditch in the area of the 500 block of Southeast Prospect Street. The Chehalis Fire Department responded for two such incidents related to snow and ice yesterday, including a rollover off Northeast Kresky Avenue. Two people were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a Volkswagen Bug slid sideways into the back end of a truck parked on Southwest Cascade Avenue near Fifth Street at about 9 p.m., according to the fire department. The 17-year-old driver and his passenger seemed to have escaped serious injuries, but were transported to be checked out, Capt. Kevin Curfman said.

UNWELCOME GUEST

• Centralia police were called about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Ahlers Avenue where a woman said her ex-boyfriend showed up, forced his way into her apartment and demanded housing for the night. The 21-year-old suspect reportedly punched her as well, but then fled the home, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers are looking for Nolan R. Bartel, to arrest him for first-degree burglary, according to police.

RESISTING ARREST

• Ruben J. Inman, 26 of Centralia, was arrested and booked on an outstanding felony warrant and for resisting arrest after contact with police at the 100 block of West Alaska Way in Centralia about 11:40 a.m. yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Inman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

FAKE DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 33-year-old homeless person yesterday for possession of a counterfeit controlled substance. Adam T. Kay was booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact with an officer about 2:45 p.m. at the 1400 block of Alexander Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. The substance looked like meth but wasn’t, according to police. Prosecutors declined to file the felony charge today.

SENIOR CITIZEN ARRESTED

• A 70-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly not paying for his taxi fare from a casino to Centralia. Police contacted him about 4:20 p.m. at the 1300 block of South Gold Street, issued the citation for third-degree theft to Angelo J. Lester, 70, of Centralia, and then released him pending a court date, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SENIOR CITIZEN STRANDED

• A man who said he is 80 years old and had been standing waiting for a bus for four hours near Wal-Mart called 911 at 10:40 a.m. yesterday after finding out the busses had been cancelled and said he needed a ride back to Centralia, to the “cold weather station,” where he’s been staying because he doesn’t have a home anymore. A Chehalis police officer provided a courtesy transport, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Overnight low temperatures of 30 degrees in Chehalis didn’t get above 32 degrees until after noon time yesterday.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for felony assault, warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, patron arriving to the Chehalis library about 1:45 p.m. yesterday to find it was closed, although the front door was open  … and more among 178 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

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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CANINE CHASING COWS GETS SHOT

• A deputy was called just before 1 p.m. yesterday to the 100 Block of Brown Road East where two dogs were chasing three cows on a neighbor’s property. The owner of the livestock ran one of the dogs off but the other dog kept after the cows, two of which were pregnant so owner shot the dog with a 22, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said the dog owner was apparently taking his pet to the vet for treatment, and the cow owner did not want the dog owner cited so no enforcement action was taken.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 12:25 p.m. yesterday about the theft of a credit card from the 100 block of Jefferson Street. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to the 500 block of West Main Street in Centralia at 9:45 a.m. yesterday where an individual reported the theft of money and a debit card.

• Chehalis police were called at 3 p.m. yesterday when an individual’s truck was prowled outside a clinic on Bishop Road, including a broken window.

SCAMMER

• An individual called police yesterday from Northeast Hampe Way in Chehalis after receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be with PUD who threatened to shut off their power if they didn’t make a payment.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, shoplifting, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, harassment, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor domestic assault, stranger going through someone’s trash … and more among 140 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Updated at 1:22 p.m.

BRANDISHING GUN

• Deputies called to the 100 block of Harold Drive in Chehalis at 6 p.m. yesterday for a verbal dispute were told a firearm had been brandished and upon discovering the subject was ineligible to possess guns, arrested 44-year-old Robert T. Cheney. Cheney was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BRANDISHING PRIVATE PARTS

• An unknown male subject entered a business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue and exposed himself to an employee before being kicked out of the business, according to a report made to Centralia police just before 4 p.m. yesterday.

BREAK-IN

• Centralia police responded just before 2 a.m. today to the 100 block of East High Street where someone had tried to pry open the back door of a business.

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1000 block of B Street where during the night, a unknown person entered a detached garage and stole a propane heater, boots, a bar stool and  two Airsoft pistols.

DRUGS

• When police contacted a 27-year-old Centralia woman for allegedly attempting to gain entry to multiple vehicles at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road about 1:35 a.m. today, they found she was in possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. Roxanne M. Phillips was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

THEFT OF WALLET

• Chehalis police were called to a business on the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 11:45 a.m. yesterday after a customer went to pay for her items, realized she had set her wrist wallet down on a shirt rack, went back there and discovered it was gone, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 8:30 p.m. yesterday that someone stabbed the sidewall of a vehicle’s tire causing it to go flat at Center Street and North Tower Avenue.

LOST WALLET, PHONE

• A 67-year-old homeless man called 911 from the lobby of the Lewis County Law and Justice Center in Chehalis about 9:40 a.m. yesterday to report he’d lost his wallet and cell phone. It happened anywhere from the area of state Route 6 to in town, an officer was told. The phone is an LG brand, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND FROM MORTON

• Morton police reported yesterday the owner of a pair of dogs was cited following an incident from a week ago in which the animals reportedly attacked a house cat on a porch in the area of the 500 block of Main Avenue in Morton. The cat did not survive its injuries, according to the Morton Police Department.

TRUCK BURNS

• Firefighters were called about 4 p.m. yesterday to a fully involved in flames utility truck on southbound Interstate 5 just south of the U.S. Highway 12 interchange. The fire was extinguished and nobody was injured, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, harassment, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 137 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, January 9th, 2017
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Updated at 4:26 p.m.

OUT-OF-CONTROL ROOMMATE

• A 31-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested yesterday evening after he allegedly broke the windshield of his roommate’s vehicle and told him if he called the police he would kill him. A deputy responding about 5:30 p.m. to the 200 block of Guerrier Road outside Chehalis spoke to the 72-year-old victim who had fled the home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Corey J. Hickman was found with a laceration on his right hand and another on his left elbow, according to the sheriff’s office. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

OUT-OF-CONTROL TEENAGER

• Police were called to the 200 block of Southwest 11th Street in Chehalis just after 11 a.m. on Friday where a 16-year-old girl allegedly threatened family member with a butcher knife and then threatened to turn the knife on herself. She was taken into custody for second-degree assault and a warrant and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL TREATMENT CENTER RESIDENT

• A 25-year-old client at the treatment center on the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis was arrested after he allegedly punched another client in the face, causing his head to hit a wall and causing him to lose consciousness on Friday. An officer responding to the 3:15 p.m. call booked Trevaughn Abernathy of Tacoma into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Prosecutors declined to file the felony charge and referred the case for Chehalis Municipal Court.

ASSAULT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday when a 17-year-old girl reported she was punched in the face by an unknown male she refused to “hang with” at the 100 block of South Silver Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: KIDDY PORN

• A woman whose significant other was in the Lewis County Jail called the sheriff’s office on Saturday after she went through his cell phone and found it contained pictures of suspected child porn. Deputies arriving to the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 about 8 p.m. took the phone, got a search warrant to look through it and ended up arrested 58-year-old Patrick B. Campbell for eight counts of first-degree possession of child pornography and 24 counts of second-degree possession of child pornography, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

CAT BURGLAR CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to a restaurant on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue about 6:50 a.m. on Saturday following the discovery of a burglary, in which someone entered from the roof and stole an undetermined amount of cash. Among the evidence collected from the scene were saws, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called just after 1 p.m. yesterday for a burglary to a shop building at the 1200 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia. The victim is compiling a list of items stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN RANDLE

• A deputy took a report from the 1700 block of Cline Road in Randle on Thursday morning in which a woman said someone stole approximately 47 Percocet tablets sometime during the previous 24 hours. They got into her home through an unlocked rear entrance, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated t $50.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Someone stole a black flatbed trailer from the 500 block of South Iron Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 4:50 p.m. on Saturday. The Bulldog brand trailer has a wooden deck and a license plate reading 9546VJ, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to the  1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia to take a report of the theft of money.

• Cash was reported stolen from an unattended wallet at a drinking establishment on the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 12:15 a.m. yesterday.

• A 26-year-old woman who allegedly attempted to steal a cartful of merchandise from a store on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis at about 12:20 a.m. on Saturday was subsequently located and arrested for second-degree theft as well as possession of methamphetamine. Diana C. Nelson, from Tumwater, left the cart of goods behind, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was  but was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• An officer was called just after 9 a.m. on Friday to take a report of medication stolen from the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia the week before.

• A deputy responded about 11:20 a.m. on Friday to the 100 block of Ryan Drive in Chehalis where a woman reported the theft of a John Deere PTO-style fence auger from her property sometime during the previous two weeks. The loss is estimated at $2,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police were called about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday for a vehicle prowl at the 500 block of South Ash Street in which remote control car parts were stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OBSTRUCTING

• A 44-year-old Centralia resident contacted about 2:50 p.m. on Friday at the 400 block of East Plum Street in Centralia and arrested for an outstanding warrant was also arrested for obstructing a public servant after he allegedly lied to the officer about his identity. Patrick J. McCarty was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

KIDS AND WEED

• A call about possible trespassing at the 10 block of Southwest Sixth Street in Chehalis about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday turned up two teenagers allegedly smoking marijuana outside a vacant house. Cases were referred to prosecutors for possession of marijuana for the boys, ages 13 and 14, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police called to the 900 block of Johnson Road about 1:20 p.m. on Friday arrested a juvenile for possession of marijuana. The child was released and the case was referred to prosecutors for charging, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy was called to White Pass Elementary School on Thursday after students overheard two boys talking about marijuana and ended up referring cases to prosecutors in which allegedly a 12-year-old boy said he received marijuana from a 13-year-old boy, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called just before noon yesterday to Fort Borst Park in Centralia to take a report of a broken window to a vehicle there.

• An officer was called to the 600 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis on Saturday to take a report someone had shattered the front window of a business during the night.

• Police were called just after 10 a.m. on Saturday following the discovery someone had smashed out both driver’s side windows of a car parked parked in front of a home on the 800 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. Someone also had broken to rear window of a vehicle at the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue, according to police.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 25-year-old driver who allegedly struck two parked vehicles with his car was arrested for driving under the influence overnight in Centralia. Police called about 12:07 a.m. today to the 500 block of West Pine Street booked Angel Diaz, 25 of Centralia, into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Two vehicles wrecked, one right after the other, crossing an icy bridge at the 600 block of Shorey Road outside Chehalis early yesterday morning. Deputies and aid were called about 12:40 a.m. and found a Ford F150 approximately 20 feet off the road, on its side down a small embankment, according to responders. The 72-year-old driver from Chehalis had to be extricated by removing the truck’s windshield, according to Lewis County Fire District 6 and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She had minor chest pain from her seatbelt and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital according to Fire District spokesperson DJ Hammer. The 27-year-old driver of a Jeep Liberty told a deputy he saw the driver of the pickup truck lose control and when he tried to avoid her, he also lost control on the bridge deck, traveling down an embankment on the east side of the road, according to the sheriff’s office. His 14-year-old passenger was reportedly unhurt. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said the 27-year-old Centralia man was taken to Providence via personal vehicle and had X-rays taken for back and leg pain. Both vehicles were totaled, Breen said. District 6 reminds motorists to be cautious about the potential for black ice, especially on less-traveled roads, when temperatures are low.

• A 24-year-old man from Lebam was arrested for driving under the influence after his Subaru Legacy collided with a car sending its 50-year-old driver to Providence Centralia Hospital with neck pain at about 10 a.m. on Sunday in Doty. A deputy called to Elk Creek and Stevens roads contacted Matthew Friese who reportedly acknowledged he had been traveling too fast and couldn’t stop at a stop sign, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Friese’s car was totaled and he was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, probation violation, restraining order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor assault, beaver running around at an apartment complex; complaint of receiving terrorist-related porn site spam, complaint of “trash all over” near the vehicle that burned up the other day in Chehalis… and more among 456 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Homeless man loses everything when his car catches fire in Chehalis. / Courtesy photo by Nancy Spain

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CAR-HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

• Firefighters responding just before 11 a.m. yesterday to reports of a fire and explosions found a car fully involved in flames off Southwest Chehalis Avenue down from the Lewis County Jail and Darigold, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. It’s owner had spent the night in the vehicle and gone into the Lewis County Gospel Mission to get some breakfast, Fire Capt. Casey Beck said. “The gentleman was living in the car, and as you can imagine, it was pretty well packed with his belongings,” Beck said. The fire captain said the car’s owner had made some sort of heater to keep warm during the night and he suspected that was related to the fire. The explosions heard were likely aerosol cans. Beck said.

THEFT OF SANDWICH

• A 24-year-old man who allegedly tried to steal a sandwich and vehicle oil from Wal-Mart yesterday ended up getting arrested for attempting to elude. Police were notified about 4:20 p.m. and caught up with the suspect car on Main Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The driver attempted to flee but slid up onto a sidewalk and came to rest next to a wall at Northwest Quincy Place and Prindle Street, according to police. Darin M. McKinley was booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding and a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and faces potential charges also for driving with a suspended license and third-degree theft, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

THEFT OF COAT

• Someone stole a jacket from a garage on the 1100 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 6 p.m. yesterday. It was a camouflage coat, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN CAR ABANDONED

• Chehalis police called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday regarding a suspicious vehicle which had been parked at the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Avenue for awhile discovered the silver 2016 Honda Accord with Oregon license plates had been stolen out of Longview. It was impounded, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 9:50 p.m. yesterday for a car prowl at the parking lot on the 2100 block of Southwest Woodland Circle. The front passenger window had been broken and a purse taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WARRANT ARREST

• Anthony P. Burleson, 20 of Centralia, was arrested for an outstanding warrant as well as identity theft and providing false information when contacted about 12:30 p.m. yesterday at the 1600 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia. Burleson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 39-year-old Rochester man was arrested after a traffic stop about 9:25 p.m. yesterday on southbound Interstate 5 in Chehalis. James C. Cunning didn’t have identification but said his license was suspended and a search incident to the arrest turned up a small clear baggie of a white substance in his pocket that field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A customer turned in a wallet found at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis just before 3 p.m. yesterday and when the clerk opened it up to check for identification, small plastic bags with suspected drugs were discovered, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Anna M. Kohler, 31 of Centralia, was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant as well as possession of methamphetamine after contact with police about 11 a.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GARAGE BURNS

• Lewis County Fire District 6 says one person suffered a minor injury when a fire broke out overnight in a detached garage off the 100 block of Kennicot Road in Chehalis. Crews arriving after the 12:31 a.m. call found the approximately 30-foot by 30-foot building fully involved in flames, according to department spokesperson DJ Hammer. “It took approximately 40 mins. to bring the fire under control and star overhaul procedures on the structure that had collapsed on its self,” Hammer wrote. The patient lives on the property and had a hand injury, but Hammer didn’t know how it occurred. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. They were joined by personnel from three other departments.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, receipt of counterfeit bill … and more among 163 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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IVES ROAD FIGHT

• A 22-year-old Centralia resident was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting the father of his former girlfriend at the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia. Deputies called about 7:50 p.m. were told Antonio Rivera went to the 40-year-old man’s residence to retrieve some of his belongings, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. “As he was removing items, he began to argue and was told multiple times to leave the apartment,” sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. Rivera allegedly assaulted the victim using his hands and closed fists, causing lacerations, bruises and possible fractures, Breen said. Rivera was subsequently located and detained by Centralia police and turned over to deputies. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault and first-degree burglary. The 40-year-old victim was taken to the hospital for further evaluation of his injuries, Breen said.

STUFF STOLEN FROM GARAGE

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Mellen Street for a burglary to a garage in which a sleeping bag, boots, trash bags and a case of bottled water were taken.

DRUGS

• Shyla M. Winterholler, 34 of Centralia, was arrested about 5:50 p.m. yesterday at the 400 block of West Main Street in Centralia for an outstanding warrant. Winterholler was wanted in connection with a burglary on Friday at the 400 block of Courtland Street in which two others were previously arrested. She had suspected heroin and meth in her possession at the time of her arrest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police responded to the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue about 11:40 p.m. yesterday for a report of a vehicle prowl. Taken was a purse and a camera, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, dogs outside in the cold … and more among 139 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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Updated at 5:01 p.m.

NEIGHBOR WITH KNIFE

• An argument over parking issues in a shared driveway between two neighbors in rural Toledo yesterday landed one man in jail as he allegedly produced a knife and stepped toward the target of his ire. A deputy responding about 2:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Templeton Road learned the 59-year-old man retreated and then arrested 50-year-old Cleonies Odom for first-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Odom was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia to take a report of the theft of money from a social security account. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An officer was called to the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia about 11:35 .m. yesterday about the theft of money. An investigation is underway, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue of the theft of medication.

• Morton police responded to an approximately 11:30 a.m. call on Thursday to the 100 block of East Main Street for a possible theft. The case is pending further investigation after the video footage is reviewed, police noted yesterday.

• Centralia police responded about 6:25 a.m. today to the 100 block of Harrison Avenue where two vehicles parked at a business had been broken into.

HANDBAG STOLEN FROM CHURCH

• Witnesses identified a 36-year-old homeless man as the individual who entered a Glenoma church and took a purse belonging to a 79-year-old woman, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement called just after noon on Saturday to the 100 block of Hamilton Road learned an individual followed Daniel A. Rude and two teenage boys, who allegedly helped hide the stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim was inside the church cleaning it and had left her purse in another room while she was cleaning, according to Chief Deputy Dusty Breen. Rude was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for the same offense were a 16-year-old Chehalis resident and a 17-year-old Centralia resident, Breen said.

OFF THE ROAD

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says an 18-year-old driver was under the influence of intoxicants when she missed a turn and struck a guard rail, a tree, a parked car and a house at the 2100 block of Rice Road in Chehalis overnight. A deputy responding to the 12:30 a.m. call reported the Honda Civic, with three teenage passengers, was totaled, according to the sheriff’s office. The parked 2008 Saturn sustained major damage, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. Kimberly Herrera-Torres, from Toledo, was arrested for driving under the influence as well as three counts of reckless endangerment, Breen said. It was the third time in 36 hours a motorist crashed into a home locally.

• A 23-year-old man was arrested after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a light pole, a fence and a residence at the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday. An officer responding about 2:40 p.m. reports nobody was injured but  Richard A. James, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence and reckless driving,according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, no contact order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 152 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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Updated at 12:42 p.m.

CHILD WHIPPED WITH CORD

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday after a deputy was called about an incident at the 2600 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia where the man had allegedly struck a 9-year-old boy multiple times with an electrical cord the evening before, leaving bruises and injuries to his buttocks and hip area. Luis A. Cruz-Garcia also allegedly pulled the hair of the child’s mother. He was  booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault of a child and fourth-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WOOD CHIPPER PINCHED

• Centralia police were called at 4:51 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of East High Street to take a report of the theft of a wood chipper from the front of a residence.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called about 2:50 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 2100 block of North National Avenue in which a purse was stolen. Another individual called police about 4:50 p.m. to report finding a purse in an alley, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Credit cards, coins and some cash were missing but the rest of the contents were still inside and it was returned to its owner, according to police.

PUD SCAM

• An individual reported to Chehalis police on Friday they’d received a phone call from someone claiming their electricity would be shut off if they didn’t pay their power bill within the hour. The potential target was told to go to Safeway, purchase a pre-paid card and then wait for instructions, but called police instead, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A wanted person who fled on foot when a deputy following up on a tip arrived to the 1800 block of Seminary Hill Road about 10 p.m. on Sunday was chased down and subsequently located with “quantities” of heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone as well as paraphernalia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Cameron A. Maden, 33, of Seattle, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and his warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy at the 100 block of Sandy Lane about 10 a.m. on Saturday for an unrelated investigation came across a 50-year-old Centralia man with an outstanding warrant who was subsequently found to possess multiple meth pipes, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. After a field test that came out positive for methamphetamine, James A. Nix was arrested for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 26-year-old motorist from Everett allegedly crashed his vehicle into a residence at the 2800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia at about 1:10 a.m. yesterday. James R. Aartes reportedly ran off but was found, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nobody inside the house was hurt, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A driver reportedly traveling about 80 mph on Harrison Avenue in Centralia at about 2:50 a.m. on Sunday who failed to pull over for a deputy was subsequently arrested for felony eluding, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathan M. Pearl finally stopped on E Street, smelled of intoxicants and was unable to stand on his own, according to the sheriff’s office. Pearl, 31 of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 26-year-old motorist who was allegedly found to be intoxicated after a single-vehicle wreck on the 100 block of Middle Fork Road in Chehalis at about 10:45 p.m. on Saturday was arrested for driving under the influence as well as reckless endangerment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jimmie F. Elliott of Onalaska, had a passenger with him; his 27-year-old pregnant wife, according to the sheriff’s office. She was taken to the hospital for a precautionary screening, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. Elliott was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, shoplifting, vehicle collision, fourth-degree assault, suspicious circumstances … and more among 122 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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BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• An officer was called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of West Plum Street in Centralia where someone had broken into a shed and stolen some tools. The suspect was caught on surveillance video, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday to the 900 block of H Street in Centralia to take a report of an overnight burglary to a shed.

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Kulien Avenue where a cordless drill was missing from a garage.

• Centralia police were called to the 2700 block of North Pearl Street about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday where an individual reported the theft of a toolbox and silverware from a motorhome.

BIG FAKE BILL

• Centralia police were called to the 1300 block of Lum Road about 1:20 p.m. yesterday to take a report that an individual passed a counterfeit $100 bill there.

PENIS GRAFFITI

•  An unknown person painted a phallus on a parked vehicle at the 700 block of H Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:35 p.m. on Saturday.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, obstructing, hit and run, trespassing, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, shoplifting, vandalism, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 282 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 48-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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INTERRUPTED BURGLARY

• Two suspects are in custody and a third is being sought after a Centralia woman arrived home in the midst of a burglary and was punched by one of the intruders. The thieves fled and the victim followed the woman who hit her, calling 911, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers responding to the 12:22 p.m. call to the 400 block of Courtland Street yesterday apprehended Amber A. Walker, 33, of Centralia, according to police. A second suspect, Travis L. Gray, a 36-year-old Centralia transient, was arrested later in the evening, according to police. Walker and Gray were booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary. This morning, police were asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of the third suspect, Shyla M. Winterholler, to immediately call 911.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 8:15 a.m. yesterday to the 2400 block of Seward Avenue to take a report someone had tampered with a power meter.

THEFT OF IPAD

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Suspected iPad thief

• Centralia police were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to a store at the 1200 block of Lum Road where a male came in and stole an iPad used by employees. The business was able to provide a very clear, but small, surveillance photo of the suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department. Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to notify the Centralia police.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, trespass, vandalism, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … and more among 137 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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BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A Centralia woman returned home about 5:40 p.m. yesterday to find someone had gotten in through an unsecured back window and left out her front door with about $10,000 worth of valuables including a Dell laptop computer, an iPhone5, jewelry and tools, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.. A deputy responding to the residence on the 3700 block of Prairie Avenue learned the break-in occurred sometime after 7:15 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday for a burglary at the 1100 block of Marion Street in which a television, a set of keys and an assortment of tools were stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STRAY SWINE

• Chehalis police were called just after 2 p.m. yesterday about a potbelly pig with a harness running around at the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue. It could not be found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, disorderly conduct, probation violation, protection order violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances; complaint of neighbor running chainsaw at nearly 9 o’clock at night.… 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, December 29th, 2016
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Updated at 12:41 p.m.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• A deputy was called about 3:45 a.m. today after an individual heard the sound of breaking glass at the 700 block of Shorey Road outside Chehalis and discovered a neighboring residence had been burglarized. An orange propane heater valued at $50 was taken and a window and door jamb were damaged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon after a resident returned home to the 300 block of East Oakview Avenue in Centralia and discovered the back door had been forced open. The victim said it must have occurred after he left for work about 7:15 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing was a laptop computer and rolled pennies, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called at 10:15 a.m. yesterday for a burglary at the 300 block of Lowe Street where the DVR from a surveillance system was stolen.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday for a vehicle prowl at the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. A purse was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A purse was taken from a vehicle parked at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 3:10 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to take a report of an interrupted vehicle prowl at the 100 block of East Center Street.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were notified at 9:08 a.m. yesterday by Green Hill School that suspected methamphetamine was found in a subject’s room. Police are awaiting a written report from the juvenile detention facility on the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called to the 900 block of H Street about 8:30 a.m. yesterday where someone had spray painted a vehicle in an act of vandalism.

OOPS

• Chehalis police were called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said they accidentally dropped a $100 bill, checks and deposit slips into the blue outdoor mail receptacle next the Chehalis Post Office.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police were called at 5:35 p.m. yesterday for a two-vehicle minor-injury collision at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. The causing driver reportedly fled on foot before police arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident who allegedly struck a parked vehicle yesterday and drove away was subsequently arrested for hit and run as well as second-degree driving with suspended license. An officer was called just before 12:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Jackson Street and the suspect was found about 50 yards up an alley north of the collision location, according to the Centralia Police Department. Mason A. Combs, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

RANDLE FIRE CLAIMS OUTBUILDING

• The cause of the blaze that destroyed a metal shop building on the 100 block of Falls Road in Randle is undetermined, according to the fire investigator who examined the scene. Firefighters from Lewis County Fire Districts 14 and 18 answered the approximately 8:37 p.m. call on Tuesday night. It snowed that night, Fire Investigator Derrick Paul said. “By the time they got there, it was fully involved,” he said. “There was nothing they could do.” Paul said the building contained a wood stove and also a pickup truck. Someone had been residing in the shop until about two weeks earlier, he said. Nobody was hurt, according to Fire Chief Jeff Jaques.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of no-contact order, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, third-degree theft, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 141 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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Little remains of shop building on Falls Road, Randle. / Courtesy photo by Derrick Paul

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Updated at 6:57 p.m.

BRANCH CATCHES TRIGGER, VICTIM LOSES FINGER

• A 22-year-old Centralia man ended up losing about two-thirds of his right index finger from an accidental gunshot on his family’s Centralia property yesterday. It happened about 4:45 p.m. at the 1600 block of Military Road and a deputy contacted the victim last night at Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The man said he was walking near a pond, carrying a 308 rifle in case he spotted a coyote, according to the sheriff’s office. He said at one point he leaned the gun against a tree and when he went to retrieve it, his right hand was near the barrel and it appears a branch or something similar engaged the trigger, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

MAN PUNCHES GIRLFRIEND

• The sheriff’s office is looking for a 37-year-old Winlock man after taking a report last night he allegedly committed second-degree assault and felony harassment. A 41-year-old woman said it occurred about 3 o’clock yesterday morning, when during an argument at the 100 block of Mines Road, her boyfriend punched her in the face numerous times, came after her with a screwdriver and then pinned her face down to the bed and said he would kill her, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She was able to get away, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

HOUSEGUEST SLAMS HOST INTO SHELF

• A 23-year-old man was arrested yesterday and charged today with second-degree assault for an incident two weeks ago in which he allegedly grabbed a woman by the back of the head and shoved her into a bookshelf, causing gashes on her forehead and eyelid that required stitches. Centralia police called the evening of Dec. 13 to the woman’s apartment at the 1400 block of Johnson Road learned he had been staying with her and when she woke him up for dinner, he got upset, saying she was talking to him like she was his mother, according to charging documents. She asked him to leave and that’s when he assaulted her, according to the documents. Officers found Anthony P. Johnson yesterday at the Hub City Mission in Centralia and he told them the woman hit him in the back of the head first, according to authorities. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. His bail was set today at $25,000.

DAD SLAPS 2-YEAR-OLD A ‘LITTLE TOO HARD’

• A Winlock father who allegedly slapped his upset toddler in the face so hard finger marks were still visible the following day was summonsed to appear before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court today. Joseph P. Durham, 22, of Winlock, is charged with second-degree assault of a child. Prosecutors write in charging documents the injury was reported on Sept. 9. Durham reportedly told a deputy it happened at night, when the two and a half year-old boy was “throwing a fit” because he wanted some water and the father wouldn’t give him any because the boy had been wetting the bed, according to court documents. The injuries were still clearly visible two days later when additional photographs were taken, according to prosecutors. A judge this afternoon allowed Durham to remain free pending trial on a $25,000 unsecured bond. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 5.

CAR PROWL

• A deputy was contacted by a 42-year-old Yakima woman who reported someone broke into her vehicle while it was parked at the White Pass Ski Resort on Christmas Day. She thought it had been locked but no forced entry was found, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the nearly $1,800 worth of items stolen were ski and snowboard equipment and clothing, according to the sheriff’s office.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Traffic on U.S. Highway 12 five miles west of Oakville was reduced to a single lane this afternoon when a pickup truck wrecked near Cedar Creek. Troopers called at 3:10 p.m. noted the Ford 250 pickup was traveling westbound when it crossed the oncoming lane and left the roadway about 50 feet striking several trees. The driver, Ronnie L. Johanson, 61, from Malone, was injured and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. The vehicle was totaled, according to the state patrol. The accident is under investigation.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, harassment, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, misdemeanor assault, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, violation of no-contact order … and more among 135 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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Updated at 12:41 p.m.

DOMESTIC INCIDENTS

• A 49-year-old man who allegedly grabbed his roommate by the throat from behind and pulled her to the ground was arrested on Sunday night for second-degree assault. A deputy responding to the 400 block of 10th Street in Vader about 8:20 p.m. booked James M. Shank into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors declined to file the felony charge and are moving the case to Lewis County District Court.

• A 25-year-old Longview man who allegedly broke the back window of his girlfriend’s vehicle at the 3600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia on Friday afternoon during a dispute was subsequently located and arrested for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher K. Brotherton was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 23-year-old Curtis resident was arrested yesterday for second-degree malicious mischief for a Friday morning incident at the 2200 block of Wildwood Road in Curtis in which she allegedly damaged her father’s antique desk, a wall and the floor. Lara N. McComb was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of West High Street about 7:15 p.m. yesterday where the business reported two males stole over $1,000 worth of merchandise and then fled the store.  The case is currently under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An individual called Centralia police just after 7 p.m. yesterday to report a residential burglary at the 700 block of Euclid Way. Sometime during the previous 24 hours, someone broke in and stole clothing and speakers, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road just before 6 p.m. yesterday to take a report someone had damaged a vending machine by prying open the money ports, according to the Centralia Police Department. It’s not yet known if anything was taken, according to police.

• An individual called Chehalis police about 12:30 a.m. today to report that previously someone had placed his truck on blocks – on Southwest Seventh Street – and stole the rear tires and then returned to try to take the front tires, but he had put locking lug nuts on them, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer was called about 3:45 a.m. on Saturday by a resident on the 1000 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis who said she heard a noise and when she checked, saw a male on her front porch take her wind chime, put it in a backpack and leave on a bicycle.

• Officers responded to the 100 block of Engle Drive in Morton about 10:45 p.m. on Thursday to a possible vehicle theft.  A 1998 Ford Contour was reported to possibly be stolen by two individuals that had been staying at the residence, according to the Morton Police Department. The case is still under investigation, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 11:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis when an employee discovered someone had rummaged through the glove box and trunk of her car and stole six packs of cigarettes, the vehicle owner’s manual and some “owl” cards, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A deputy was called to the 100 block of Armstrong Road outside Chehalis yesterday following the discovery of a vehicle prowl in which someone stole a jacket with a Smith and Wesson handgun in its pocket, $520 cash and a stocking cap, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called regarding a vehicle prowl about 4:25 p.m. on Friday at the 800 block of Harrison Avenue. A backpack was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone broke the window of a vehicle parked at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and stole a gift, according to a report made to police just before 2 p.m. on Friday.

DRUGS

• A deputy responding to a dispute about 11:45 p.m. yesterday subsequently contacted one of the parties who had left and arrested him for possession of cocaine. Rafael Martinez-Ledesma was located driving along Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia and smelled of alcohol, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A search incident to that arrest turned up two bindles of a white powder that field tested positive for the drug, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail and a case of driving under the influence will be referred to prosecutors, according to the sheriff’s office.

TRESPASSING

• Centralia police arrested a 31-year-old man inside a vacant house at Centralia College Boulevard and Washington Avenue about 11:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve after discovering he had broken in, according to the Centralia Police Department. Steven D. Couch, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree criminal trespass, according to police.

• An officer was called about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday by a woman at the 10 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis who said she found someone left candy by the pillow on her bed, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OTHER CRIMES

• A man called Chehalis police about 10:30 p.m. yesterday to report that when his vehicle’s door was shut at a parking lot, the rear window shattered. It was the second time he was similarly victimized, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 34-year-old Onalaska resident who was allegedly driving under the influence when he ran his vehicle into a ditch near the intersection of Middle Fork and Tauscher roads was arrested about 7 p.m. on Saturday. Dustin L. Nichols was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A police vehicle slipped on black ice and struck a utility pole on Mellen Street in Centralia about 6 o’clock on Saturday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department. The officer was not injured and an outside agency was asked to conduct the investigation, according to police.

• An individual called 911 just before 7 p.m. on Friday to say someone threw something off the West Street overpass which struck the caller’s car as it was traveling north on Interstate 5. They said they did not need contact, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A responding officer was unable to locate a suspect, according to police.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, violation of no-contact order; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, civil issue, hit and run, vandalism, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … and more