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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 8:20 a.m. yesterday of graffiti spray painted onto a building at the 1000 block of Mellen Street.

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

FINN SAYS, ‘DON’T FUMBLE’

• Trooper Will Finn reminds football fans and others the state patrol will step up patrols this weekend, in an effort to eliminate DUI-related collisions. They will partner with county and city law enforcement agencies to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, in an effort to reach zero serious injury and all traffic fatalities by 2030, according to Finn. He advises people to be responsible, reminding it only takes a few minutes to make a plan that could prevent a tragedy with life-lasting impact. “Some good alternatives might be designating a sober driver, taking a taxi, calling a sober friend to drive or staying put until you are completely sober,” Finn states. The Washington State Insurance Commissioner joins the state patrol’s call to be extra careful tomorrow, citing some numbers from Nerd Wallet: The cost of a driving under the influence (DUI) ticket in Washington state ranges from $6,500 to more than $10,000, including fines, attorney’s fees, ignition interlock fees and insurance rate increases. Auto insurance may increase from $500 to $1,000 per year after a DUI conviction, according to Kreidler. Finn adds: It is important to remember, in Washington state, impaired driving is defined as:
• Driving while impaired by alcohol
• Driving under the influence of any drug, including marijuana
• Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or above

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Updated at 2:03 p.m.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

• Centralia police are investigating an incident in which a man in Thorbekes pool exposed himself to children during an open swim yesterday, according to Sgt. Jim Shannon. Police were called just after 1 p.m. yesterday to the facility on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shannon said four young people reported seeing it.

SNEAKY THIEF

• Chehalis police were called about 8 o’clock yesterday morning to the 200 block of Northwest State Street where prescription medication was stolen during the night. The victim said her apartment was unlocked, but she doesn’t know who would have taken it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MORE SNEAKY THIEVES

• Police were contacted yesterday after a Chehalis resident sold about $100 worth of Avon products to someone out of state but received a check for more than $1,000 and was requested to send back the difference via Western Union. It appears to be a scam, police said. They are still investigating.

• Chehalis police are investigating after an individual from another state said someone used their credit card information to order something and have it delivered to a Chehalis address.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called at 12:40 p.m. yesterday about a car stolen from the 200 block of West Hanson Street. The white 1992 Honda Accord has a license plate of AAP0636, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy leaving an address on the 1800 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis yesterday morning after taking a report of a stolen truck came upon the 1997 Toyota pickup near Rush Road, parked in a turnout section. It’s owner said it was taken between 4 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck was returned to its owner undamaged, but missing was a wallet with $500 inside, the sheriff’s office reports.

PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION

• Jennifer L. Duncan, 61 of Chehalis, was arrested and booked yesterday for violating a Lewis County Superior Court protection-harassment order in connection with the 1900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 1:25 a.m. today to the 500 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia after a resident saw a strange male going through her belongings inside her vehicle. The individual fled without taking anything after being confronted by the victim, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Twice yesterday morning cell phones were reported stolen at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia to Officer Wayne Compton, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

DOMESTIC DISPUTES

• Centralia police arrested a Portland man yesterday for unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly refused to let his passenger out of the vehicle as they were traveling in through Centralia. Officers were called just before noon to the area of South Gold and Floral streets about a couple walking down the street arguing, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were in town shopping and began to argue and at one point, he locked the vehicle’s door, Officer John Panco said. “Finally when he slowed almost to a stop, she was able to jump out,” Panco said. The man, 38-year-old Derek Gannon, parked and followed her, according to Panco. Gannon was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 27-year-old Toledo man who called 911 to say during an argument after he told his girlfriend to leave, she began knocking things over in the home, was subsequently arrested for second-degree assault. Deputies responding about 1 p.m. on Tuesday to the 200 block of Kangas Road however were told he slapped the 19-year-old, dragged her by her hair knocking items off the counter, choked her and even broke down a bathroom door when she locked herself in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her injuries and other evidence suggested Marcello Ruiz-Zueger was the primary aggressor, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 33-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested for second-degree assault following the events that transpired after his girlfriend told him to move out, including him allegedly putting her in a chokehold as well as wrapping her in a mattress and jumping on it as hard as he could. The pair are both mixed martial arts fighters, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called on Tuesday to the 29-year-old woman’s father’s home where she went for help learned  there were children in the house when it happened and the woman was able to get them outside and into a car, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Brown Stacy Brown said the deputy was told that Joseph R. Whearty at one point laid down on the ground behind her car tires, and as she managed to maneuver around him, he jumped on the car and punched its windshield, cracking it. Whearty was contacted and booked into the Lewis County Jail Brown said.

PURSE SNATCHING FOILED

• A 48-year-old Seattle man was arrested after he allegedly tried to steal an employee’s purse from a downtown Chehalis restaurant and pushed the cook who confronted him as he went out the back door. Officers called about 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday to the Royal Buffet on the 500 block of North Market had help from a police dog who tracked a suspect to an area off Prindle Street where he was hiding in or under a piece of equipment, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Shelton L. Hayes was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree robbery, according to police.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday said they were investigating a report of a burglary at the 3200 block of Galvin Road in which cash, a debit card and gaming system were taken.

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Swanson Drive regarding fraud on an individual’s bank account, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report of the theft of a door mat from the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia on Tuesday morning.

CAR PROWL

• Someone smashed a vehicle’s window and stole a CD while it was parked at Steck Clinic on the 1200 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis sometime shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone threw an egg at a vehicle parked on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police last night.

• Chehalis police said yesterday they couldn’t place a value on a homemade lighted SeaHawks sign that someone smashed when they came onto a porch on Southwest Fifth Street the day before.

DRUGS

• An individual detained for shoplifting merchandise – including a cell phone cover and tweezers – from Wal-Mart overnight was arrested for possession of drugs. An officer responding about 1:50 a.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue found suspected heroin, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jeremy W. Schrader, 36, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• An officer was called to the 1800 block of Taylor Street yesterday about the theft of three pills, narcotics, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A traffic stop on U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma for expired tabs on a camping trailer led to the seizure of 14 marijuana plants yesterday afternoon, and the vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers and deputies observed the potted plants, ranging in size from one to two feet tall and were granted a search warrant, according to the state patrol. Patrol spokesperson Trooper Will Finn said the driver, Shawn Adam Dickinson, 33, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony possession of marijuana and intent to manufacture marijuana after the approximately 2:40 p.m. stop. An individual with the same name was released from the jail a couple of hours later, according to online jail roster. Under the state’s ever changing laws, recreational pot users may not grow their own, according to Finn. At the same time, a qualified medical marijuana patient may grow a limited amount for medicinal use, under certain conditions, according to Finn. Those patients may grow up to 15 plants and possess up to 24 ounces of medical marijuana, Finn says.

OTHER

• Chehalis police were called about midnight on Tuesday to Southwest Newaukum Avenue to a report of a hysterical naked woman who ran through someone’s yard. Officers and a police dog that was brought out to help search the area could not locate the woman, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They were able to get a pretty good idea of where she may belong, but their knock on the door of that residence went unanswered, according to police.

• A 40-year-old motorist was hospitalized with minor injuries after she took out a steel gate, clipped a garage and came to rest in the front yard of a residence at one of the 90 degree turns on Rice Road outside of Chehalis yesterday morning. Deputies and a police dog responded after the approximately 4:15 a.m. wreck, as the woman said she was driving fast because she’d just discovered there were two males behind her inside her vehicle, but they ran off, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she was headed from home to get gas at Interstate Avenue and when she exited the freeway, she saw two bald heads behind her, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman was unable to provide more of a description and said they didn’t say anything to her the entire time, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. A search of the area, an examination of the rear of her BMW sport utility vehicle and a track by the K-9 turned up nothing to indicate there had been any passengers, Brown said. The deputy found inconsistencies in the situation that led to calling off the search. The Chehalis woman was cited for wheels off the roadway, according to Brown.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft, unruly bar patron, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on county road … and more.

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

NOT-QUITE-STOLEN CAR

• Chehalis police were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue after an individual sent an acquaintance to get something out of her car and he drove away in it. Officers soon came upon Cody L. Snyder, 23, of Chehalis, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• A deputy took a report of the theft of a Stihl chainsaw model 660 from an unsecured garage and a Fender guitar with case from a truck that doesn’t lock at the 900 block of state Route 7 outside Morton. It happened sometime between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 8 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday about an overnight vehicle prowl on the 200 block of North Market Boulevard in which two drills with chargers were stolen from a  truck.

• Morton police took a report of a vehicle prowl on Saturday afternoon at the 300 block of Adams Avenue, in which the victim said someone got into their unlocked car and took a purse containing approximately $140 plus various credit cards.

RIFLE ON ATV LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday evening after a deputy conducted a traffic stop on an ATV pulling onto Tietzel Road, an ATV which had a rifle on its front rack. The deputy had responded to the area because an individual was concerned about a possible trespasser on an ATV on a neighbor’s property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown indicated the deputy had reason to believe Michael J. Hunter may not be allowed to possess a firearm, but Hunter said he had documentation at home showing his gun rights were reinstated. Hunter was unable to produce the paperwork after the deputy followed him back to his residence, so he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, Brown said.

KNOCK, KNOCK

• Morton police were called to a home in the 100 block of Laurel Street in Mossyrock about 5:40 p.m. on Thursday when the resident called to report that someone had been knocking on the door then running off. The area was checked but no one was located, according to the Morton Police Department. The resident was advised to call back if it happened again.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, something bigger-than-a-cat coming out of a ditch and chasing a person in the dark by the Lewis County Mall … and more.

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Monday, January 26th, 2015

Updated

BUSYBODY ARREST

• A Centralia resident who allegedly interfered with a traffic stop last night, arguing with the officer when 31-year-old Anthony O. Bernstein, also of Centralia, was being cited for driving with a suspended license and failure to transfer a vehicle title, was himself arrested. Police say William B. Bernstein, 44,  drove up to the approximately 10:40 p.m. incident at Harrison Avenue and High Street. The older Bernstein was arrested for with obstructing and, driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department. Both men were issued their citations and then released, according to police.

BREAK-INS

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to take a report of a burglary to a garage on the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue. Tools and a bicycle were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 73-year-old Cinebar area man reported someone got into his unlocked shed on the 100 block of Madden Road and stole a bench grinder valued at $35 sometime between 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 o;’clock the following morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday from an individual who discovered that someone used their social security number to open a bank account in Missouri and another in San Francisco. It apparently took place sometime since 2012, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday about a purse stolen from a vehicle on the 400 block of Division Street while its owner was incarcerated.

• Chehalis police were called on Friday about an attempted vehicle prowl on the 1300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in which someone broke a door handle.

VANDALISM

• Police took a report on Saturday from an address on the 800 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis where during the night someone took red spray paint to the window of a vehicle.

• Police took a report on Friday from an individual at the 800 block of Northwest Duffy Street in Chehalis whose tire was slashed.

ONE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHT

• Centralia police arrested a 20-year-old Chehalis man last night for second-degree assault for allegedly punching a man in the face several times and breaking his nose, in connection with the Saturday night party on the 2200 block of Earl Street. Ronald C. Travers Jr., was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department, but was released today with no charges pending further investigation. It was about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday when police were summoned to a large fight in front of the house and ended up arresting 42 individuals, mostly between the ages of 18 and 20, who were mostly Centralia College athletes and students, for minor in possession.

LOOKIE LOO

• A 24-year-old motorist was cited for second-degree negligent driving yesterday afternoon after he looking out his window at an officer on a traffic stop and ran into a Honda Accord, hitting it so hard it pushed the Honda into a tow truck. It happened about 3:15 p.m. on the 800 block of West Reynolds Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A 17-year-old girl from the Honda was transported to the hospital for neck pain, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, no contact order violations, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, loud neighbor music, collision on county road, finding an unknown individual sleeping on a front porch … and more.

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015

COLLEGE PARTY ENDS WITH NUMEROUS ARRESTS

• Police arrested 42 underage individuals, mostly Centralia College athletes and students, when they broke up a party after responding to a report of a large fight in front of a home on the 2200 block of Earl Street last night. Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to what was said to be approximately 30 individuals fighting, but as they arrived, everyone ran back inside the residence, according to the Centralia Police Department. “It was discovered that several student athletes from the Centralia College athletics department were throwing the large alcohol and marijuana party,” police stated in a brief summary of the incident. The hosts were under 21, and had been drinking alcohol, according to police. As had their guests. In all, 40 people people between the ages of 18 and 20 were arrested for minor in possession, according to police. Two 17-year-old girls got in trouble for the same offense, police report. One adult male suffered injuries to his face, and police continue to investigate the assault. Two of the attendees were also arrested for warrants. Further details were not readily available.

OBSTRUCTING

• A 23-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for obstructing a public servant in connection with an incident at Locust and Peal streets in Centralia around 8:24 p.m. yesterday. Rita Armendarez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license … and more.

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CORRECTION: The number of people arrested for minor in possession has been updated to 42 instead of the 46 that police initially and erroneously reported.

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Saturday, January 24th, 2015

ASSAULT WITH KNIFE DOWNTOWN CENTRALIA

• A 43-year-old Centralia resident was arrested overnight after allegedly punching an individual and then threatening them with a knife at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. Officers responding about 1 o’clock this morning report that Ryan L. Wining also kicked out the back window of a police vehicle. Wining was arrested for second-degree assault and second-degree malicious mischief and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and warrants after contact with an officer around 8 p.m. yesterday at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. John M. Davis was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of North Tower Avenue to take a report someone used another person’s social security number to file a false tax return.

MAYTOWN HOUSE FIRE

• Fire broke out at the home of a volunteer firefighter with West Thurston Regional Fire Authority overnight, destroying the double-wide manufactured home and leaving several pets deceased. Firefighters responding about 12:30 a.m. to the 2700 block of Maytown Road were met with a thermal column of smoke and found the residence well-involved in flames, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. The family, that includes three daughters and three dogs were uninjured, but two small dogs, three cats, one ferret and their fish did not survive, according to a department spokesperson. The roadway was shut down until after 4 a.m. Mutual aid was provided by three neighboring fire departments. The homes is described as a total loss.

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

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Numerous pets perished in overnight fire at the the 2700 block of Maytown Road. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

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Friday, January 23rd, 2015

VEHICLE THEFT CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday afternoon from an individual who left his vehicle parked at the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue and subsequently discovered it was stolen. Missing is a silver 1998 Nissan pickup truck, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It has a license plate of B29186Z, according to police.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports it is investigating an attempted burglary at a golf shop at the 100 block of Newaukum Golf Drive in Chehalis in which someone broke a window, to an upstairs office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said someone had pushed a golf cart from under the porch cover and climbed on it to gain access to the roof, where they broke the window and removed it from its frame. It happened  at 4:11 a.m. on Wednesday, according to Brown. Nothing appears missing, she said.

TRESPASSING INTO TRAILER

• Police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest James Street in Chehalis where someone who didn’t belong there was seen exiting a travel trailer. It’s not clear if anything is missing and appear as though someone was maybe trying to stay out of the weather, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• An officer was called to the 900 block of Harrison Avenue about 8 p.m. yesterday where someone had stolen a security camera from the outside of a building.

• Centralia police took a report about 8:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a GPS unit stolen from a vehicle on the 1000 block of South Gold Street.

VANDALISM

• Graffiti was discovered on a fence on the 600 block of East Locust Street in Centralia yesterday and also on a garage on the 400 block of North Iron Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CHIMNEY FIRE

• Chehalis firefighters were called to a chimney fire about 5:10 p.m. yesterday on the 300 block of Ninth Street. The homeowner had shut the door on the fireplace insert and it was out when the crew arrived, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. “A reminder to make sure your chimneys are clean, that was the issue here, a buildup of creosote,” Fire Capt. Kevin Curfman said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of no contact order, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, suspicious injury to a child … and more.

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Updated at 7:26 p.m.

DEER CROSSING

• A 36-year-old man from Napavine wrecked his car when he swerved to miss a deer, struck a concrete bridge rail, and spun off the roadway into a barbed wire fence yesterday morning west of Chehalis. A deputy responding to the approximately 11:30 a.m. incident on the 200 block of Twin Oaks Road found the driver was uninjured but his 2003 Buick Century sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 10:45 .m. yesterday regarding the theft of a license plate from the 700 block of East Main Street.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 7:10 a.m. today about a vehicle prowl on Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis in which a window was broken out.

• Someone broke a window out of a vehicle on Southwest Third Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 7:20 a.m. today.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl on West Main Street.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 8:10 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia where someone had damaged the back door on a business.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, collision on county road … and more.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: ANGRY HUSBAND CHOKES NEW BRIDE

• A 22-year-old Centralia husband was arrested on Sunday for allegedly assaulting his bride of just six weeks, allegedly punching her in the arms several times when she tried to stop him from damaging her vehicle and then choking her until she could not breath while threatening to kill her. Deputies contacted the 19-year-old Centralia woman and found dents in her vehicle, several bruises on her biceps and a red mark on her neck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was upset for an unspecified reason, according to the sheriff’s office. Aaron C. Ferner was located walking down down the Harrison Avenue near Main Street and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault and felony harassment, Chief Stacy Brown said.

POLICE: BOYFRIEND TAKES MONEY

• A 21-year-old Centralia man who allegedly took an unspecified amount of money from his girlfriend and threatened her with violence to keep it was arrested yesterday for second-degree robbery. Centralia police say Nevarone N. Rubin was booked into the Lewis County Jail following the incident at Tower Avenue and Locusts Street about 7 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab was stolen from the 100 block of First Avenue in Randle sometime between 9 p.m. on Thursday and 6:30 a.m. the following day. The victim said it was unlocked and the keys left in the middle console but when it turned up early Saturday morning abandoned in Glenoma, it appeared the ignition had been “punched,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Two front tires on the $30,000 vehicle were flat as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called at 10 a.m. on Saturday regarding a vehicle prowl on the 500 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue. The door and glove box were found open and missing were the registration and proof of insurance, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and third-degree theft in connection with an approximately 8:30 p.m. incident last night at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Nicolas J. George was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DUI WITH KIDS IN CAR

• A 42-year-old father was arrested yesterday evening in Centralia for reckless endangerment when he was contacted for allegedly driving under the influence about 7:25 p.m. at the 600 block of Harrison Avenue. John T. Lafon, from Puyallup, had his two young children in the vehicle with him, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DUI WRECK

• A 30-year-old Packwood man was arrested for driving under the influence after a deputy was called to a collision about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the 500 block of Cannon Road in Packwood. Christopher L. Bassell was eastbound when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bassell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, hit and run, reckless endangerment, domestic misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dog bite, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, possible child abuse, possible assault of juvenile, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, collision on county road, collision in high school parking lot  … and more.

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Monday, January 19th, 2015

Updated at 2:53 p.m.

TWO INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE WRECKS ON I-5

• Two men were hospitalized after they were ejected from a motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 near Vader yesterday.The Washington State Patrol reports they were traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control. The 1994 Harley Davidson slid across the lanes and came to rest on the right shoulder, according to the state patrol. They both were wearing helmets, the investigating trooper reports. It happened about 1:30 p.m. near milepost 57. The passenger, Woody D. Pittman, 33, from Olympia, was airlifted to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, according to the trooper. The driver, Thomas C. Gibbs, 58, from Rainier, was reportedly transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. Gibbs was to be cited for negligent driving and other offenses, according to the trooper.

ATTEMPTED AUTO THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded just after 9 p.m. on Saturday to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue after an individual came out to her vehicle to find its door open and a “shaved” key stuck in the door lock, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MORTON BREAK-IN

• Morton police are still investigating a burglary discovered on Wednesday at a home on the 100 block of Third Street. The homeowner returned after being away for a few weeks to find someone had gotten inside and some items were missing, according to the Morton Police Department. It’s not yet known exactly what was stolen, according to police.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

• Officers were called to the area of Division Avenue and Seventh Street in Morton at 10 p.m. on Friday after a suspicious vehicle was seen driving slowly around the neighborhood. Officers made contact with the driver who stated she was looking for her friend’s house, according to the Morton Police Department.

SHERIFF: USE THE OFFICIAL DETOUR PLEASE

• Newly sworn in Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza wants drivers to use the official detour route around the temporarily closed bridge on state Route 508 at the east end of Onalaska. The South Fork Newaukum Bridge near Magnus Road was shut down a week ago Sunday and residents in the areas of Jorgenson Road, Burnt Ridge Road and Johnson Road have seen an increase in traffic in their neighborhoods due to drivers not using marked and recommended Washington State Department of Transportation detour routes, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies are increasing their traffic enforcement in those areas, and citizens are advised to follow speed limits and all traffic laws, because safety is important to Snaza, according to a news release. Snaza says drivers should plan ahead and give themselves time to use the official detour, however. The 1930-built bridge carried about 1,400 vehicles each day, according to DOT. Because overweight vehicles continued to cross the aging span, DOT decided to install a temporary bridge until they can begin building a new bridge late next year, a bridge expected to be completed in 2018. The temporary bridge is expected to be ready for traffic on Thursday, according to DOT. Until then, the official detour route for  eastbound drivers is to take Leonard Road to U.S. Highway 12. Westbound drivers should take Cinebar Road to Silver Creek Road (state Route 122) to U.S. Highway 12. Once opened, weight restrictions will be lifted and traffic will alternate directions across the single-lane temporary Bailey Bridge. According to DOT: Stop signs at both ends of the bridge will be in place along with directions for drivers to allow on-coming traffic to clear before proceeding across, and it will be reopen to all legal loads, with a reduced speed limit of 25 mph across the nine-foot wide lane. For the most current information, see DOT’s blog.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, hit and run, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license … and more.

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The temporary bridge getting installed about five miles east of Onalaska. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Department of Transportation

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Friday, January 16th, 2015

Updated at 7:29 p.m.

CRASH CENTRALIA-ALPHA ROAD

• A 38-year-old Winlock resident was injured last night when he wrecked his truck on the 2200 block of Centralia-Alpha Road southwest of Chehalis, in the same area where a Centralia man was killed early last month after he lost control of his car and struck a tree. Deputies and aid called about 8:20 p.m. to the scene near Senn Road found the Ford F350 pickup had been westbound and rolled into a tree, creasing the passenger compartment on its top. The driver got himself out, but he had a head injury and possibly broken hand, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. “He does not remember how the collision occurred,” Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Stacy Brown said. The patient was transported with advanced life support medics to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to District 6 Fire Chief Tim Kinder. Kinder said the accident was within about 100 yards of the Dec. 6 incident that took the life of 25-year-old Dustin N. Meyer. It’s a stretch of road that’s seen many collisions, according to firefighters. “I think it’s uneven, or it dips, or it does something odd,” Kinder said. “If you come around the corner not paying attention, or going too fast, it’ll kick you into the trees.” Last night’s driver was expected to be cited for wheels off the roadway, the sheriff’s office reports.

WRECK STATE ROUTE 7

• Two people were injured and one airlifted to a Seattle hospital after an overnight single-vehicle wreck about two miles north of Morton. Troopers responding about 1:30 a.m. report a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse was southbound on state Route 7 when it veered to the right, striking a guard rail and then veered off the left side of the roadway striking the dirt embankment. The driver, Kara D. Bovee, 23, from Tacoma, was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol. She faces a charge of driving under the influence, according to the state patrol. Her passenger, Shaun L. Sanchez, 26, from University Place, was transported to Morton General Hospital, the investigating trooper reports.

BIG SPENDERS CHEAT RETAILER

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon following the discovery that someone had passed 11 fake $20 bills. It happened sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., and a look at security video indicated it was a male and a female, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The counterfeit money was taken into evidence and the investigation continues, according to police.

EASY PICKINGS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports someone prowled a truck on the 100 block of Mienars Road in Morton sometime between 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. the following morning. Stolen from the unlocked Toyota Tacoma was a generation five iPod and a digital camera, according to the sheriff’s office. “This is an excellent time to remind people that they really need to keep their vehicles locked and not give thieves easy access to valuables inside,” Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Better yet, don’t leave valuables in vehicles to entice them, Brown says.

CHIMNEY FIRE

• Winlock firefighters were called out about 6 p.m. yesterday for a chimney fire on the 300 block of Southeast Front Street. “Crews arrived pretty fast, we extinguished it in the chimney,” Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. “We checked for extension, and there was none.” Firefighters like it when they stay in the chimney, he said.

FENDER BENDER

•  A driver pulled out of a parking lot in front of a Centralia police car yesterday causing a minor collision. Nobody was hurt and the damage was minor, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

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

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

TOLEDO MAN INVITES PIPE BOMB ARREST

• A nighttime report of a man with guns wearing combat attire knocking on doors in a Longview neighborhood led to the arrest of a 34-year-old Toledo resident early yesterday. They were air guns, according to police, but Matthew Enbody was cooperative and during a search his vehicle, officers found homemade pipe bombs, according to the Longview Police Department. The Portland bomb squad responded to take care of those, detective Sgt. Chris Blanchard stated. And a search of Enbody turned up brass knuckles and suspected methamphetamine, according to Blanchard. The sergeant indicated he didn’t know why Enbody was knocking on doors at 1 o’clock in the morning.

FELONY ARREST FOR PEPPER SPRAYING

• A 33-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after she allegedly pepper sprayed a man during a household dispute at the 2400 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia. Police were called about 1:50 p.m. and subsequently arrested Rose A. Blanchette for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

CHILD TAKES DOG’S BONE

• A Morton dog is in trouble after he bit a 5-year-old boy in his family last night. A deputy called about 6:30 p.m. regarding the incident at the 100 block of Chapman Road learned the child took the dog’s bone. The little boy’s wound on his lower back was superficial, but he was examined at Morton General Hospital, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The blue heeler mix was quarantined, the sheriff’s office reports.

FLOWERS MISSING FROM CEMETERY

• Centralia police got  report about 9:50 p.m. yesterday regarding the possible theft of two flower pots from a grave site at the cemetery on Van Wormer Street.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation; responses for disputes, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, help with a person who was hallucinating; complaint of dogs repeatedly “going” in a yard that is not theirs… and more.

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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Updated

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning regarding someone during the night opening the door to a company vehicle on Northwest Chehalis Avenue and vomiting inside; dropping and leaving their cell phone in the process. The phone’s owner can retrieve it from the police department’s lost and found, according to police.

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue where a baggie of suspected heroin was found in a residence by a family member. A “person of interest” was identified as the possible owner, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2 p.m. yesterday after suspected marijuana was found in an unused locker at W.F. West High School on the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street. An officer was asked to come and get it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SUSPECTED FRAUD

• An officer was called just before 7 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia to a report a female attempted to pass a forged prescription. Police know who she is, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BOOZE AT SCHOOL

• Police responded to the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about 1 p.m. yesterday regarding a juvenile who allegedly brought alcohol to school, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

HIT AND RUN

• Centralia police took a report about 3:10 p.m. yesterday at the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue regarding a car backing into a building and then leaving. It was described as a small green Honda Accord, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OVEN FIRES

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 4:30 pm. yesterday to an oven fire at a home on the 700 block of 18th Street and because a crew from Lewis County Fire District 6 beat them to the scene, Chehalis firefighters answered a call that came out moments later for a commercial oven fire in District 6′s area. Chehalis Firefighter Casey Beck said there was a lot of smoke at the 1700 block of Bishop Road but they filled the oven with foam and extinguished it. The small operation uses the oven to extract metal from rubber, Beck said.

DEPUTY RATES MAY INCREASE FOR VADER

The (Longview) Daily News reports that although Vader’s city council voted down Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza’s proposal to raise the rate Vader pays for sheriff’s office services from $55 to $65 per hour, the mayor is hopeful a replacement contract can be approved during the next council meeting.

VICTIM OF DECEMBER WRECK DIES

• The Washington State Patrol indicated today an investigation into a serious two-car collision involving a Rochester resident is now being investigated for vehicular homicide. Both drivers were injured the morning of Dec. 11 on state Route 507 about three miles south of Yelm but Kenneth T. Brackett, 51, of Rainer, died on Dec. 26, according to the state patrol. Corey R. Tribble, 40, from Rochester, was arrested at the time for vehicular assault.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, harassment, driving with suspended license, third-degree malicious mischief; responses for misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city street, parking lot … and more.

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Monday, January 12th, 2015

Updated at 7:18 p.m.

FATALITY COLLISION IN ADNA

• A 65-year-old motorist lost his life on the road this weekend when his pickup truck wrecked west of Chehalis. Deputies and aid called about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday to the 400 block of Penning Road found neighbors who heard the crash were performing CPR, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Clarence Avron, 65, Chehalis, however died at the scene, according to authorities His Ford Ranger had crossed the centerline and continued off of but parallel to the roadway knocking down several fence posts and striking a utility pole, before rolling to the opposite side of Penning into a ditch, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Brown.

VICTIM: ROBBED IN CHEHALIS

• A 30-year-old Olympia man called police just before 7 p.m. yesterday and said he was assaulted and robbed of cash and prescription medications at the Twin City Town Center on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. Police are investigating, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Wilson said he wasn’t aware of any witnesses.

SOME FRIEND

• A 27-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for second-degree burglary after an incident at a residence on the 200 block of Southwest Second Street in Chehalis in which he allegedly took items from an acquaintance’s home while there. Police called about 2:30 p.m. on Friday subsequently located Dylan E. Pirtle and recovered some jewelry, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Pirtle was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with residential burglary, a class B felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. His bail was set at $10,000.

FRAUD

• Their cards were not stolen but someone used account information belonging to a pair of Centralia residents to spend just over $728 at Home Depot in Chehalis and also Lacey, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The purchases were made between Nov. 8 and Dec. 4, according to the sheriff’s office.

NOT QUITE AUTO THEFT

• A vehicle said to be stolen in Centralia on Friday was found just before midnight on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue occupied by two individuals, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case was turned over to Centralia police who arrested one of them, according to police. Tedy M. St. John, 25, was arrested for allegedly stealing the vehicle but he was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with taking a motor vehicle without permission. St. John, who lives with his mother on North Iron Street but displaced by the flood has no criminal history, defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told a judge. He was released from jail on a $10,000 signature bond.

ANIMAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 600 block of Northwest Middle Street in Chehalis regarding the suspected abuse of a dog, which was possibly injured. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to the 2600 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia where someone had sprayed paint on a vehicle during the night.

• Morton police are investigating an incident reported last Wednesday morning in which an Onalaska man found someone had slashed both rear tires of his vehicle while it was parked for two hours the day before on the 100 block of State Street in Mossyrock. The loss is estimated at $565, according to the Morton Police Department.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

• Morton police responding about 7:30 p.m. on Friday to a report of a suspicious person throwing the contents of his car onto the 100 block of Main Avenue learned from the individual that he had misplaced his car keys and was looking for them.

WRECK

• A 1998 Jeep Cherokee was totaled in a wreck along the 1800 block of Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia early on Sunday morning, but its driver was not found, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The vehicle, which was discovered in a ditch was impounded, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, third-degree malicious mischief, hit and run in a parking lot; responses for disputes, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015

BIG OOPS

• Centralia police pulled over a stolen vehicle performing a “high-risk” stop yesterday morning detaining four occupants before discovering the driver was actually the owner of the vehicle. The driver had not yet informed police they’d gotten it back, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened about 9:35 a.m. along the 600 block of South Pearl Street, according to police.  All parties were released at the scene, according to a brief summary from Sgt. Carl Buster.

REAL LIFE GOLDILOCKS

• A medic returned their quarters in Winlock to find an intruder, who had made herself at home last night. “She had some food out, had an employee’s sweatshirt on and had a little dog running around the house,” Lewis County Medic One Paramedic Clayton Skinner said. “She said she was traveling and wanted to get some rest and a shower.” Firefighters and such are known for having a standing invitation to other firefighters who travel, but this wasn’t anything like that, according to Skinner. At first the medic thought she was a volunteer he hadn’t met yet, but then he realized that wasn’t the case. By the time the sheriff’s office arrived, she had left, Skinner said.

VEHICLE VERSUS BICYCLE

• A child bicyclist was taken to the hospital yesterday after running into a vehicle on Northeast Park Street in Chehalis about 1:30 p.m., according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

CENTRALIA HOUSE BURNS

• A number of small pets perished when a fire broke out at a single-story home in Centralia yesterday evening. Firefighters called about 6:20 p.m. to the 600 block of Jefferson Street found the house with a well-involved fire but were able to quickly knock it down, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Nobody was home at the time but the residents did arrive while crews were still on the scene, according to Fire Capt. Erik Olson. The residence sustained extensive fire and smoke damage and the Red Cross gave assistance for shelter for the two occupants, according to Olson. The cause is under investigation.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, underage drinking, driving under the influence; responses for vandalism, protection order violation … and more.

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Saturday, January 10th, 2015

TEENS IN TROUBLE WITH ‘SPICE’

• Two teenage boys who were discovered passed out in a parking lot at the 700 block of East Locust Street in Centralia last night had apparently been smoking “spice” – the nickname for synthetic marijuana. The individuals, one 16 and the other 17, were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for possession of a synthetic drug, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A 25-year-old Centralia resident was arrested last night for allegedly stealing a vehicle. Tedy M. St. John was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer in association with an approximately 11 p.m. incident at the 400 block of West Main Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN STATUE

• Centralia police were called to the 1200 block of Johnson Road yesterday about noon regarding the theft of yard statues during the night.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Olympia resident was arrested for possession of heroin after contact with an officer about 11 p.m. at the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Jamie L. Cline was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CATCH AND RELEASE

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday evening for failing to stop when signaled by a police officer, for resisting arrest and for driving with a suspended license. It happened about 7:15 p.m. at Sixth and B streets and Elisha J. Danielson was arrested and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, failure to transfer vehicle title … and more.

CORRECTION: This has been updated to correctly reflect that the individual arrested for allegedly stealing a vehicle was contacted by police in Chehalis in a vehicle which had just recently been reported stolen from Centralia.

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Updated at 7:56 p.m.

FRAUD

• A second elderly Lewis County resident was tricked out of thousands of dollars this week by an impersonator over the telephone. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday an 83-year-old Winlock-area woman learned on Monday she had won a vehicle but she first needed to send a money order for $365. The following day, the scammer spoke to her again and asked for more money, prompting the woman to mail a personal check for $3,550, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. When the individual phoned and said they were on their way to deliver the car, but she should make sure nobody else was around when they came, the woman got suspicious, Brown said. The woman phoned the sheriff’s office and also closed her account, Brown said. Brown said she didn’t know if the personal check was paid out or not. It was on Tuesday when an 83-year-old Chehalis-area woman was talked into getting $2,000 in cash cards for someone who claimed to be her grandson. The sheriff’s office is asking the public to take some time to talk to or watch out for elderly parents and other loved ones to help educate them about the increasingly common scams.

• Centralia police took a report on Wednesday from the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue regarding the unauthorized use of an individual’s identifying information by an unknown person.

ONE OF TWO ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY

• A 21-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly being one of two males who tried to rob a pedestrian on a downtown sidewalk on South Tower Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Joseph J. Bailey IV was ordered held on $25,000 bail today on a charge of second-degree attempted robbery. A man in his 20s told police he was walking home alone from the Hub Tavern when two males he didn’t know pushed him up against the wall of a business and told him to give them his wallet and phone, according to the allegations. A male who was in the area with three others chased the two men off, charging documents state. A warrant has been issued for the second suspect, according to Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer.

STAYING MUM GETS MAN ARRESTED

• A 47-year-old Centralia man was jailed overnight for not providing his name to police. The Centralia Police Department reports Anthony D. Bell was arrested for obstructing a public servant after contact with an officer about 1:50 a.m. at Walnut and Pearl streets.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police took a report on Wednesday regarding a fight between two girls at Centralia Middle School.

OTHER

• Centralia police reported yesterday they were investigating a report of inappropriate contact between an individual and their visitor at a nursing home on the 1500 block of Harrison Avenue.

DRUGS

• A 35-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested early yesterday morning for possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer on the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia. Devin L. Edens was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION

• One driver was ticketed for running a red light following a collision at the 200 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia that involved four vehicles, including one of them that rolled, according to the Centralia Police Department. Centralia police responding about 11:35 a.m. report they were unaware of any injuries. Riverside Fire Authority Chief Mike Kytta said one injured person was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, responses for disputes, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Updated at 5:29 p.m.

POINTING GUN GETS MAN ARRESTED

• A man who pulled a gun after he was punched by his neighbor was arrested yesterday afternoon in Centralia. Deputies called to the 1900 block of Daniels Road learned of an ongoing dispute over “assorted different issues” and were told 58-year-old Michael R. Johnson walked onto his neighbor’s property and began an argument, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it was about 3:15 p.m. and it appeared Johnson had been drinking. Brown said Johnson provoked one man by walking into him and that man punched him, prompting Johnson to draw his firearm and point it, threatening to kill the man. Brown said when another man stepped outside to see what was going on Johnson did the same to him. Johnson was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

KICKING COP GETS MAN ARRESTED

• A 42-year-old Centralia man who reportedly kicked a police officer for no reason was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for third-degree assault. Terry S. Cortez’s arrest came after contact with an officer about 6:30 p.m. at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. The officer had been called to the area for an unspecified reason and when he walked up to Cortez, he was kicked; but was unhurt, police said.

CANDY ASSAULT

• A 28-year-old man was arrested in Centralia yesterday after he allegedly shoplifted a packet of Skittles from a store on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue and then threw them at an employee who confronted him. An officer on patrol about 9 a.m. saw Kevin B. Kempf running from the worker and detained him, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kempf was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft and for fourth-degree assault, according to police.

BREAK-INS

• Chehalis police took a report of a burglary yesterday at a home on the 700 block of Southeast Adams Avenue. It appeared someone broke a back window to get inside.  Further details were not available.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that someone got inside a home on the 200 block of Main Street in Onalaska on Monday and rummaged through multiple rooms but nothing was immediately noticed as missing. There was no sign of forced entry, but the 20-year-old resident told a deputy it occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. and just before 1 p.m.,  according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called yesterday about two overnight vehicle prowls at the 500 block of Northeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis.

• Someone got into a vehicle on the 500 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue in Chehalis, rummaged through the glove box, stole an iPhone and left the door open, according to a report made to police yesterday.

ELDERLY RESIDENT TRICKED OUT OF $2,000

• An 83-year-old Chehalis-area woman lost a lot of money yesterday after she tried to do a good deed for her “grandson”, who turned out to be an impostor on the other end of her phone line. The caller asked her to buy $2,000 in pre-paid cash cards to help him make repairs after a car wreck, and even told her his voice sounded a bit different than usual because he’d injured his nose, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The soon-to-be victim went to Safeway and purchased $1,000 in cards, and then made a second trip for another $1,000 because he told her she’d bought the wrong kind, according to the sheriff’s office. It wasn’t until after she’d told him the authorization codes that the woman asked her “grandson” his wife’s name, having grown suspicious, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. He didn’t know and he hung up the phone, Brown said.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The accused prolific local trafficker of pain medications sent to prison for 12 years last summer will be back in Lewis County Superior Court tomorrow morning. Forrest E. Amos claims there was a hearing in his case he didn’t attend, Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said today. Law enforcement estimated that in 2011 when Amos was aggressively dealing Oxycodone, that he was its main supplier within Lewis County, possessing and dealing thousands of pills a month; and they contended he continued to traffic drugs from prison to the outside through others. A plea deal this past summer that helped him avoid a charge of organized crime included an agreement not to appeal his convictions or sentence in any way, according to court documents. Meyer said he doesn’t know that Amos has a lawyer yet to represent him him on his motion, so he didn’t expect anything substantive to take place tomorrow.

The Olympian reports a Centralia man who intervened during an arrest – using a bear hug to pull a deputy away from a suspect and then explaining it was his duty to protect people because he was in the Army – pleaded not guilty yesterday to third-degree assault. News reporter Amelia Dickinson writes that 35-year-old Isidro Garcia-Cisneros was released on his own personal recognizance following the Christmas Day incident at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, shoplifting, failure to transfer vehicle title,  driving with suspended license, responses for alarms, dispute, graffiti, protection order violation, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets and county roads … and more.