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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Members of the Chehalis Fire Department tackle multiple grass fires along the freeway. / Courtesy photo

FOUR DEPARTMENTS TO PUT OUT FREEWAY GRASS FIRES

• Chehalis firefighters began getting calls about 4:40 p.m. yesterday of numerous fires along the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5. Firefighter Braxton Traylor said they stretched from about milepost 79 down to milepost 72. Already the closure of the Chamber of Commerce Way overpass changed their response route, according to Traylor. They couldn’t enter the freeway at the 79 interchange, so they headed out Main Street and decided to go south from there, asking Riverside Fire Authority to cover the northern portion, he said. Personnel from Lewis County Fire District 6 and 5 also responded as well to extinguish the burning grass and brush, according to Traylor. The Chehalis Fire Department understood the fires may have been ignited by a motorist dragging a chain or something similar, but Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Will Finn tweeted ” … Tire from semi the cause.” just before 5 p.m. Traylor said it took a couple of hours to get it all put out.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 a.m. to the 300 block of West Summa Street when the owner of a vehicle came outside as their vehicle was being driven away. It had been left running, according to the Centralia Police Department. However, it was later found, undamaged, in Chehalis, according to police.

ARREST AT FULLERS

• A 26-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree burglary at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia at about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Lucas D. Bryan was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just before 8 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 100 block of South Diamond Street. Somebody rummaged through the unlocked vehicle but nothing appeared to be missing, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRESPASSING

• Centralia police responding to an approximately 10:25 a.m. call yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue ended up arresting a 45-year-old Chehalis man for trespassing and for obstructing a law enforcement officer. Joshua L. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, malicious mischief, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 170 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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Grass and brush burns next to Interstate 5 in Chehalis. / Courtesy photo

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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OUT-OF-CONTROL AT ROCK PIT

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident who smelled of intoxicants was finally detained after he allegedly tried to steal four vehicles early yesterday morning, was found at Sterling Breen Crushing at the 800 block of state Route 507, and yelled at deputies to get out of his way as he tried to back up a truck, but could only spin its tires. Deputies responded about 4:30 a.m. to a 911 hang up call and located a suspect at the rock pit, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said he ignored repeated commands to put show his hands and exit the vehicle. Emmanuel Martinez allegedly had also driven a dump truck over a rock pile and nearly into the water, causing an estimated $2,000 damage, Brown said. Two knives were retrieved from the seat beside him, she said. He was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicle theft, burglary and malicious mischief, she said. Brown said he had also poured gas and oil on vehicles, walls and the floor in his father’s garage.

ELBOW TO FACE

• Chehalis police were called about 11:30 p.m. yesterday to Green Hill School to take a report of a student-inmate allegedly assaulting a staff member. The incident between the 17-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man involved an elbow to the face, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of custodial assault, according to police.

ELDERLY RESIDENT SCAMMED

• A man in his 80s reported to Centralia police yesterday he was contacted by phone and told he’d won prize money, and wired $500 to claim it.

SHED BURGLARY

• Police were called to the 100 block of East Carson Street in Centralia yesterday morning where they were told that sometime during the previous week, someone stole a pressure washer and a trimmer from their shed.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police called at 1:30 p.m. yesterday about an abandoned vehicle at the 200 block of Southwest Sixth Street found it had been stolen. The owner of the Honda Civic came and got it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Sometime between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. yesterday, a black 1995 Honda Accord vanished from where it had been parked at the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 south of Chehalis. Its owner said she had left the keys on a spare tire next to the car, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The keys, the car and the tire were all missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 2002 Infinity with a license plate reading AUM 867 was reported stolen at about 7:15 a.m. yesterday from the 500 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An officer was called about 2:40 p.m. yesterday about a car prowl at the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Someone took a wallet from the unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Northwest State Avenue regarding the discovery of damage to a new vehicle, when someone attempted to remove a “lock box,” according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 57-year-old Chehalis woman was uninjured but her 2011 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle sustained major front end damage when she struck a deer on the 2200 block of Pe Ell-McDonald Road at about 5 o’clock yesterday morning.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, hit and run, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, barking dog, collision on city street, report of inappropriate touching that occurred more than five years ago  … and more, among 157 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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Correction: The item involving Green Hill School has been updated to correctly reflect the possible charge.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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Updated at 3:46 p.m.

MAN FINDS STRANGER IN HOUSE ON SEMINARY HILL

• A 29-year-old woman with a gun was arrested after a K-9 track located her talking with a neighbor on a front porch following an interrupted burglary on the 100 block of North Green Street in Centralia yesterday. Police were called at 12:30 p.m. after a resident arrived home to find a female he didn’t know inside his house, but she fled, according to the Centralia Police Department. A police dog with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded and found “articles” allegedly dropped by the intruder and subsequently came upon the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office. A Glock with a loaded magazine was found in her backpack, Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said. Candice R. Baughman, of Rochester, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine, according to Kimsey.

POLICE: UNRULY DRUNK

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday evening after police were called to Southeast Dobson Court for a complaint that a person was pounding on other people’s doors. Police responding to the approximately 7:30 p.m. 911 call found a subject who was intoxicated and allegedly threatened bodily harm to the officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Michael K. Franz was arrested for harassment to a criminal justice employee and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

THEFT

• An officer was called late yesterday afternoon to the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis where an individual said a parcel containing medication had been delivered but was not actually received.

• Chehalis police were called just after 3 p.m. yesterday for an overnight vehicle prowl on Southwest William Avenue. A handbag with wallet and a shopping bag were stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called at 9:20 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Harrison Avenue about the theft of money sometime during the night.

• Chehalis police were called to the 200 block of Southwest 13th Street just before 8 a.m. yesterday for a vehicle prowl that occurred during the night. Missing were two backpacks and a set of head phones, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 68-year-old Curtis man may have fallen asleep before he drove off the side of the 600 block of Boistfort Road and struck a power pole yesterday afternoon, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the scene about 4:10 p.m. found the 2006 Nissan pickup sustained major damage but the driver was uninjured, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances, barking dog, collision on city street … and more, among 153 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, July 20th, 2016
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Updated at 3:16 p.m.

PRUNO CONFISCATED

• A 20-year-old inmate is facing a possible criminal charge for allegedly attempting to make jailhouse wine yesterday. A deputy responded over to the Lewis County Jail last night where a sergeant handed over three bottles of suspected “Pruno,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Pruno is a concoction inmates sometimes create using leftover food and a fermentation process, according to the sheriff’s office. In this case, the suspect said he used an orange, an apple and some bread that morning, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Samples are being sent to the Washington State Crime Lab and if alcohol is detected, he will be charged with possession of a controlled substance by an inmate, Brown said.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A barn on the 3600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia was broken into sometime between Sunday and yesterday, with a variety of property stolen including a small Frigidaire, a 20-gallon hot water heater, a cordless drill and a 50-foot hose, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing is the barn key and a tool box, according to the sheriff’s office.

ANTIQUES LIFTED FROM PARKED CAR

• Centralia police responded to the discovery of a vehicle prowl at 7:45 a.m. yesterday at the 100 block of North Tower Avenue. An officer was told that sometime during the night, someone broke in and stole a bag of jewelry, two Rolex watches and other items the victim was planning to sell at the antique festival, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• An officer was called to a business at the 1500 block of South Gold Street in Centralia yesterday where they took a report of the theft of mail. This case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday when a business on Northwest Louisiana Avenue reported a tall, dark-skinned male with long dark hair stole their tip jar from the counter.

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road where the victim reported the theft of $40, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A deputy was called about 5 p.m. yesterday for a single-vehicle collision in East Lewis County about five miles up Forest Service Road 25, in which a passenger suffered an apparent broken arm. The driver, a 59-year-old man from Castle Rock, said he had no recollection of what happened before their 1985 Toyota pickup ran into logs and trees, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 63-year-old passenger, also from Castle Rock, said she thought it was a mechanical issue as when the truck began pulling left and he tried to counter-steer, there was no response. They had worked on a steering issue prior to their trip, according to the sherif’s office. The truck was totaled, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 46-year-old Packwood man escaped serious injury when he swerved to miss elk and ran into a utility pole yesterday evening along the 200 block of Cannon Road in Packwood. A deputy responding about 4:35 p.m. found the 2009 Dodge Ram was totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called about 11:20 a.m. yesterday when a red car in a parking lot on Southwest Pacific Avenue struck a pedestrian and drove off. An officer was told no aid was needed.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances, disorderly persons, barking dog, gas drive-off, receipt of fraudulent check … and more, among 150 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, July 19th, 2016
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Updated at 6:14 p.m.

CENTRALIA DRIVER VICTIMIZED BY ROCK THROWER

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested after he was caught parked in a vacant lot off the 900 block of West Main Street in Centralia yesterday, allegedly lobbing rocks the size of baseballs out his sunroof at passing cars. Officers were initially called at 12:30 p.m. about someone tossing rocks at parked cars near the Centralia Outlets and an individual followed him to Main Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. A victim whose windshield he had allegedly broken showed up about the same time as police, Officer Mike Lowrey said. Jonathan Solis-Cuevas denied doing it, but officers found a large pile of rocks next to him inside his car, Lowrey said. After being placed into Lowrey’s patrol car, Solis-Cuevas reportedly kicked out one of its windows. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree malicious mischief.

POLICE: OUT-OF-CONTROL MOM

• Chehalis police were called just before noon yesterday to the second-floor of the Lewis County Law and Justice Center on Main Street where a 31-year-old Chehalis woman allegedly grabbed her 11-year-old child and pushed her against a wall in a corner, leaving redness on her head. The woman left, leaving behind six children, who were ultimately turned over to Child Protective Services, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The suspect, Ladawn B. Jorgenson, then returned and was arrested for fourth-degree domestic assault, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to the 2100 block of Haviland Street where a victim business reported a male stole their tip jar off the counter and fled the scene in a small black two door passenger car driven by a female, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 5:20 p.m. yesterday to the 2500 block of Kresky Avenue where they were told sometime that morning someone stole gasoline out of three parked vehicles. Officers are awaiting security video to review, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday by a woman at the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue who reported someone used her bank card out of state to steal $10 and then $199. Police are investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just after 2 p.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of South Gold Street to take a report of the theft of money from the victim’s bank account, allegedly by a family member. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 7:40 p.m. yesterday by a victim from the 100 block of Benjamin Street who reported the theft of his license plate from off of his vehicle sometime over the previous five days. The missing plate reads C12476F, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue where an identification card and credit cards were taken.

STRANGER IN THE PARK

• Centralia police were called about 3:50 p.m. yesterday to Fort Borst Park on a report that a man tried to lure a 4-year-old girl into his car, spoke to the mother and the man and didn’t establish that a crime occurred. Officer Mike Lowrey said he talked to the mom first and she told him she looked up and the guy was trying to give bubbles to her daughter and he looked somewhat transient. Lowrey said he then talked to the man whose version of what happened was different. “He said suddenly the kid popped up looking in his passenger side window,” Lowrey said, and he asked if she wanted some bubbles. He has indeed been living in his vehicle, saying he’d been in the area about a month, the officer said. It was odd enough to err on the side of writing a report for informational purposes, he said.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police attempted to pull over a driver about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to arrest him for a warrant but he fled the area of the 3000 block of Foron Road and began driving recklessly so he got away, for now, according to the Centralia Police Department. Centralia police say Aaron D. Malone, 27 of Chehalis, was behind the wheel of the silver Hyundai Accent, with a license plate reading AAT 1417. Officers are looking or him, police reported this morning.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, protection order violation, possession of marijuana; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 146 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, July 18th, 2016
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CAMPOUT GOES BAD IN MINERAL

• A deputy on Saturday investigated an assault at the Lion’s Club Campground in Mineral in which a 26-year-old man allegedly broke his friend’s eye socket and left cuts on his scalp by repeatedly hitting him over the head with a folded up lawn chair. It happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday and reported that evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, a 26-year-old from Bonney Lake, got stitches at Morton General Hospital and then went to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to get his eye injury treated, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect, Buck R. Mc Bride, from Carbonado, so are referring a case of second-degree assault to prosecutors, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

POLICE: TAKING GRANDFATHER’S BANK CARD

• A 39-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Friday for allegedly taking his grandpa’s debit cards and using them at multiple locations in Lewis County and Thurston County, racking up $5,842 in losses. Richard L. Dawson and his girlfriend, Melissa A. Alderman, 32, also from Chehalis, were booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of second-degree theft and 11 counts of identity theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies obtained surveillance images showing purchases as well as withdrawal of money from an ATM, and even more charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

YARD PROWLER

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of B Street yesterday afternoon where they were told sometime during the night someone entered a backyard and stole a Graco paint sprayer.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 5:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Caveness Drive and arrested  Joel A. Towne, 36 of Centralia, for second-degree burglary. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday afternoon located a vehicle stolen several days prior, associated with a location on the 1100 block of South Silver Street.

HEAVY SHOPLIFTING

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Lum Road after three individuals entered a store at the Centralia Outlets, stole over $800 worth of merchandise an fled in a silver car with Oregon license plates.

• An 18-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested on Friday and booked into the Lewis County Jail for organized retail theft. Chehalis police say Angela M. Crowe was involved in a shoplifting incident at the Lewis County Mall a few days earlier and has been associated with similar offenses three other times going back to mid-June.

LIGHT SHOPLIFTING

• A 23-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a shoplifting call to Sears on Friday at the Lewis County Mall. Sabrina L.R. Towne allegedly tried to steal $30 worth of men’s underwear, according to the Chehalis Police Department. When contacted and searched, suspected meth was found, according to police. Towne was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police responded to to a call just before 10 a.m. on Friday to the 2600 block of Howard Avenue where  several residents in the area report thefts of fuel from their vehicles overnight. Three batteries were also stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BAD BILLS

• Centralia police were called to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue just before 6 a.m. today for a counterfeit $100 bill being passed at a business.

• Chehalis police were given a counterfeit $100 bill on Friday they were told was passed at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

OUT-OF-CONTROL CAMPFIRE

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday to the 800 block of Field Avenue to investigate a reckless burning incident in which an unattended campfire had begun burning a surrounding area.

ANIMAL ABUSE

• Morton police were called just after 2 p.m. yesterday when a woman said she saw a dog in her front yard and then shortly after that saw it in the neighbor’s yard, where a male driver arrived and repeatedly punched the chocolate Labrador and twice picked it up from the ground by its legs, the second time throwing it in the back of a truck. The 911 caller followed the truck to a driveway and police went to check it out but could locate neither the man nor the dog, according to the Morton Police Department.

DEAD BUNNIES

• Morton police are investigating the discovery of several rabbit carcasses left in a dumpster at at the 600 block of Airport Way. An officer called about 4:20 p.m. on Friday concluded it occurred sometime in the previous few hours.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Two people were hospitalized after their Ford Focus tried to make a left turn out of Morton onto U.S. Highway 12 at about noon yesterday and collided with westbound pickup truck pulling a travel trailer. The driver, Rebecca E. Battle, 27, and her passenger, Michael I. Turner, 29, both from Auburn, were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Battle was then flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. according to the state patrol. The car was totaled, the investigating trooper reports. The driver of the Doge pickup was reportedly uninjured. He is from Oregon City, Oregon.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting,  misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, disorderly person, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, barking dogs, a small baggie of a brown substance found on the ground… and more, among 131 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

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Flames consume vacant Griel Road house. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 1

ONY HOUSE FALLS VICTIM TO STORED DYNAMITE

• Onalaska area residents may see smoke for a couple of days rising from property along Griel Road after last night’s disposal of old dynamite in a long uninhabited house. Family going through and sorting items inside the structure came across several boxes of old dynamite, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. Fire Chief Andrew Martin said the state patrol came out and concluded the safest way to deal with the explosives was to light that section of the house on fire. Members of neighboring fire districts joined in the effort to burn the building while keeping the surrounding vegetation from igniting, according to Martin. The chief said no explosions occurred because of the dynamite.

AUTO THEFT

• A black 2007 PT Cruiser was stolen out of a locked garage at the 1100 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:40 p.m. yesterday.

SCAMMED ONLINE

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to an address on the 900 block of G Street where a woman reported she’d befriended a male online, that he had sent her checks asking her to cash them and send him the money. The checks were returned as forged, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, third-degree malicious mischief; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, loud party, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … 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

Friday, July 15th, 2016
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Updated at 6:17 p.m.

WRENCH TO HEAD BRINGS FELONY CHARGE

• A 34-year-old Morton woman was arrested last night after allegedly hitting her former boyfriend in the head with a 12-inch long “breaker bar” wrench. A deputy called to the 100 block of Chapman Road outside Morton spoke with the victim who said he and Cassaundra L. Dugger had been arguing earlier in his shed about her boyfriend leaving her. He said he came out to the shed and saw her, with a wrench in hand and when he asked what she was doing, she struck him, according to court documents. The victim was taken to the hospital with a gash in his scalp that required several staples, Lewis County Chief Deputy Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher wrote in charging papers. When the deputy spoke with Dugger, she said she didn’t know why she did it, Meagher wrote. Dugger was arrested, booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged earlier today with  fourth-degree domestic assault, but that charge was dismissed and a new one of second-degree assault filed in Lewis County Superior Court. Judge Nelson Hunt set her bail at $20,000 but changed it to a no-bail hold when conversation continued between Dugger and the defense attorney after her matter was finished. Hunt said if she wouldn’t sign the documents, he would impose a no-bail hold and then after a moment, did so.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called just before 7:30 p.m. yesterday about a break-in to a garage on the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. The victim arrived home, noticed a gate and a door open and discovered an old Dell desktop computer and a “flat screen” missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 6:44 p.m. yesterday about a black 1995 Honda Accord stolen from the 1400 block of Lum Road.

• Chehalis police were called just before 8 a.m. yesterday about a Honda Civic stolen from in front of the victim’s residence at the 300 block of Southwest William Avenue. Police were notified later by the Tumwater Police Department the car was located, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCAMMED ONLINE

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning to an address on the 900 block of G Street where a woman in her 40s said she’d been tricked out of $600 to $700. The fraud was related to an online offer of a loan, the receipt of a check and a request to cash it and return money to the issuer, according to the Centralia Police Department. The check had been forged, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue about 6:10 p.m. yesterday following the discovery of a vehicle prowl. Taken during the night from the unlocked vehicle was an overnight bag, a GPS device and a CB radio, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

POSSIBLE THEFT

• An officer was called to apartments at the 500 block of North Rock Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon where someone had broken the lock off of a payment drop box.

NUDE OUTSIDE THE NEIGHBOR’S PLACE

• A 50-year-old man who allegedly walked outside into the yard naked at the 500 block of East Main Street yesterday was arrested for indecent exposure. Officers called about 12:15 p.m. were told it happened in front of a 4-year-old girl, according to the Centralia Police Department. Johnathan M. Davis, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 36-year-old Olympia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine last night after police were called about two people who didn’t seem to belong at a vacant house on the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Street in Chehalis. An officer responding to the approximately 8:45 p.m. call contacted the couple,e who said they were hired to take care of things at the house, but he had a misdemeanor warrant and a search subsequent to the arrest of Melange L. Dietz turned up paraphernalia and a baggie with suspected meth, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Dietz was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 36-year-old woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon when police went to the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia with an arrest warrant. A deputy found a plastic baggie that field-tested positive for amphetamine in the possession of Ann M. Velazquez, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 29-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for ingesting toxic fumes yesterday afternoon after Chehalis police were called to a parking lot at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The officer found a “Dust Off”-type can, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Natalie J. Hall was cited and then then released pending her court date, according to police.

VANDALISM

• The rear window of a vehicle was smashed out at the 200 block of Jackson Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:15 a.m. yesterday.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 12:45 p.m. call yesterday for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the 1600 block of South Gold Street. The injury was minor, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 22-year-old Winlock driver escaped serious injury when he wrecked his car yesterday morning near Vader, after swerving to miss debris in the road. The 2001 Saturn SC1 ended up hitting a ditch and was totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called just before 11:30 a.m. to Winlock-Vader Highway at Annonen Road reported the driver sustained a minor abrasion to his right hand and was seen by aid at the scene but not taken to the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vandalism, hit and run, third-degree theft, noisy neighbors, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street   … and more, among 192 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN BEATS GIRLFRIEND

• A 25-year-old man who told deputies he was too drunk to recall was arrested yesterday for allegedly tackling his girlfriend to the ground and trying to strangle her as well as slapping her and stomping on her head and face. Deputies were called yesterday to the residence along Wildwood Road in Curtis and told the assault occurred about 10 p.m. the night before. The girlfriend said he was asleep on the couch and when she tried to wake him up to feed him, he slapped the plate from her hand making a mess and the attack happened as she tried to clean it up, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. During the incident, a $50 mirror was damaged and Travis D. Kohler suffered a bite to his index finger, according to the sheriff’s office. Kohler, of Curtis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN BEATS WIFE

• A 67-year-old Winlock man was arrested last night for allegedly throwing his wife to the floor, putting his bare foot on her throat and trying to shove her through an indoor dog gate before throwing her out of their house. The victim called 911 about 10:30 p.m. from elsewhere and said her husband had been drinking and was really tired when she arrived home and punched the television set breaking its screen before attacking her. Daniel L. McFarlane was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN SHOVES FATHER

• Deputies were called about noon yesterday to a Savio Road home near Randle, where a 73-year-old man said his grown son showed up after being released from prison, demanded money, blamed him for getting locked up and pushed him down threatening bodily harm before fleeing. Deputies checked numerous locations for the 34-year-old son but were unable to find him, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of violating a no contact order, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Deputies called about 9:30 p.m. yesterday about a possible vehicle prowler in the area of the 300 block of Gish Road in Onalaska instead found a 34-year-old Chehalis who allegedly had been hiding in his truck in connection to walking to his girlfriend’s RV nearby. A deputy contacted Christopher B. Holten and discovered from the girlfriend and another individual he’d been staying with her the previous two nights, in violation of a no contact order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked for that into the Lewis County Jail, where a white substance that field-tested positive for meth was found in a piece of paper in Holten’s wallet, according to the sheriff’s office.

POSSIBLE SQUATTERS

• The 91-year-old owner of a vacant residence at the 1800 block of state Route 506 near Vader reported yesterday windows were broken and it appeared someone had been staying there.

VANDALISM WITH EGGS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday several vehicles “egged” overnight in the area of the 700 block of South Silver Street.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 43-year-old Randle man was arrested for attempting to elude after he allegedly sped away from a deputy along Savio Road near Randle yesterday evening, and wrecked his motorcycle then he tried to turn near Glenoma Road and U.S. Highway 12. It began around 5:20 p.m. yesterday and Jake N. Dunaway then reportedly tried to run away but was caught, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Dunaway faces possible charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, civil issue, vandalism, stolen bicycle, disorderly person, violation of anti-harassment order, parking lot fender bender, collision on city street   … and more, among 150 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
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Security image from Tuesday morning break-in south of Chehalis; tips being requested at (360) 748-9286 or www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org. / Courtesy Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Updated at 1:07 p.m.

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• A state Department of Corrections officer in the area to check on a client happened on a burglary yesterday morning outside Chehalis at the 100 block of Forest-Napavine Road East. Deputies responding about 10:30 a.m. learned the front door had been forced open and a window broken, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The DOC officer saw a slender white male  with tattoos on both arms leaving the area with another male in an older Honda or Toyota passenger car, according to the sheriff’s office. It appeared some of the resident’s belongings had been piled up by the front door, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. The victim provided video that showed the intruder, according to Brown.

THEFT INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police were called just before 10 a.m. yesterday about a theft at the 500 block of Northwest Quincy Place. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 1:15 p.m. yesterday about a theft of jewelry from the 900 block of South Scheuber Road. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Two televisions were reported stolen yesterday from a home on the 1600 block of Sunset Way in Centralia. One of the residents is a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAIL PROWL

• An officer was called about 2:20 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia where a check was reported stolen after it an empty envelope was located by a postman near a mailbox.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Harrison Avenue about a sports bag containing equipment stolen from a vehicle in a business parking lot.

OUTDOOR LIVING

• Chehalis police contacted several individuals about 3:30 p.m. yesterday on railroad property near the 600 block of West Main Street, at least some of whom were believed to be camping there. Kendra C. Comfort, 29, from Chehalis, reportedly became hostile and said she would not leave, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Because Comfort had previously been cited for trespassing there, she was arrested for second-degree trespassing and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, minor in possession-consumption of alcohol; responses for alarm, third-degree theft, hit and run, wandering Pomeranians, rocks left on porch with message, failure to return couch to rental business  … 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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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Updated at 1:28 p.m.

WALKING WOUNDED

• A 25-year-old man admitted he’d had too much to drink when responders answered a call from a clerk at Gee Cees Truck Stop that an individual was walking around with a scalp laceration so deep his skull was showing. The man told a sheriff’s deputy he’d been in a wreck and described where his vehicle could be found, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was rushed to the hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. His 1994 Ford Ranger was found along the 800 block of Jackson Highway South near Toledo, about 50 feet off the road and upside down, Brown said. The 911 call came about 3 a.m. on Sunday and the man is from Woodland, according to Brown. She said his injury was non-life threatening. Deputies don’t know for sure, but assume he walked from the scene of the collision to the truck stop, according to the sheriff’s office. Brown said he was not initially arrested for driving under the influence, as they are waiting for the results of a blood test to come back.

DRUGS

• Centralia police contacted a 27-year-old woman who crashed her bicycle on Harrison Avenue at Denny Way about 5:45 p.m. yesterday, learned she had an outstanding warrant, and subsequently found she was in possession of methamphetamine. Brittany R. Ross booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:50 p.m. yesterday regarding someone possibly smoking drugs in a parking lot at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street. Two individuals were contacted and both were issued citations for possession of marijuana under age 21, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Both are Chehalis residents and one is 20-year-old Isaac R. Kennedy and the other is a 17-year-old boy, according to police. A white substance located in a backpack associated with the teen will be tested and a possible charge could result after testing a department spokesperson said.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about a vehicle prowl about 8:35 a.m. yesterday at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road. Taken were three large tool boxes full of tools, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances  … and more, among 143 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, July 11th, 2016
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HUNGRY BULLY BOOKED FOR ROBBERY

• Chehalis police were called about 2:35 p.m. yesterday after a stranger stole a 36-year-old Chehalis man’s lunchbox from his truck at a worksite, allegedly armed with a screwdriver and refused to give it back, saying, “If you touch me, I will kill you.” An officer responding to the area at Arkansas and Louisiana avenues found the suspect sitting near an RV eating the lunch, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The suspect initially refused to give his name and was arrested for first-degree robbery, felony harassment, third-degree theft, vehicle prowl and obstruction, according to police, He was subsequently identified as 34-year-old Robert Pickering, police said.

BULLY WITH TRUCK

• A 19-year-old Rochester resident who allegedly intentionally struck a pedestrian with his truck at the 1100 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia just before 2 o’clock this morning was arrested for second-degree assault. The victim was injured, according to police. Chase A. Deguise was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE TASE SUSPECT

• A 43-year-old homeless person was arrested for a warrant and for possession of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon near the 700 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Peter D. Harris reportedly tried to flee from officers and a taser was used to subdue him, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into jail without further incident, according to police.

JEWELRY MISSING FROM ELDERLY WOMAN’S HAND

• Chehahlis police were called on Saturday when an individual reported someone took the wedding ring off their 78-year-old mother’s finger at the 1700 block of Southwest Armstrong Court. The victim has been diagnosed with memory issues and police are investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The combined wedding and engagement ring has a one-third carat center stone with two square stones on each side, with the band portion holding six matching square stones, according to police.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a shed was burglarized at the 1900 block of Oakview Drive in Chehalis. Missing is a drill press, a band saw, a Sears generator and two antique planers, according to the sheriff’s office. The break-in occurred sometime during the past three weeks, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A deputy was called about 6:50 p.m. on Sunday about a break-in to a former residence at the 1400 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. Someone cut wires on a surveillance system at the house being renovated into a business space, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators have a person of interest based on a vehicle seen, according to the sheriff’s office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police took a report of a red Toyota Celica stolen about 5:30 a.m. today from the 400 block of East Pine Street.

• Chehalis police were called to the 200 block of West Main Street on Friday to take a theft report related to a U-Haul moving van rented on May 22 and not yet returned.

FAKE MONEY

• Chehalis police were called to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue on Friday for a case related to counterfeit bills received during various transactions.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took two reports yesterday just after noon time of car prowls in which a window was broken out. At the 1100 block of West First Street, a purse was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department. At Rock and Pine street, a canvas tot bag was taken, police indicated.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and drugs after being contacted and found to have a warrant yesterday evening at the 500 block of South Market Street in Chehalis. Jeremy D. Barnes was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. In a backpack, an officer found a Glock pistol, pills and something with a brown residue, according to police.

• Police were called to Green Hill School on Southwest 11th Street on Saturday afternoon after a student-inmate was found in possession of marijuana.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were informed just after 11 p.m. yesterday that two females were seen spray painting graffiti on street signs at West Cherry and Rock streets. No arrests had been made as of this morning.

VERY ROUGH NIGHT

• Chehalis police were called just after 7:15 a.m. on Saturday after firefighters discovered a broken window and a man sleeping on the floor in one of the next door offices in their building on the 400 block of Northwest Park Street. The 25-year-old man from Sammamish said he’d been out the previous evening with some friends and didn’t recall how he got in there or anything else that occurred, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Nichols P. Evanson was arrested for second-degree malicious mischief and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Other charges such as trespassing will be forwarded to prosecutors, a department spokesperson said.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 38-year-old Winlock woman was arrested overnight after she allegedly struck a building with her vehicle at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and drove off. Police were called just after 2 a.m. When Amanda J. Gerrits was subsequently contacted at Love’s Truck Stop in the Napavine area, a deputy noted the odor of intoxicants and that she had been driving on three tires and one rim, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she knew she had wrecked, but had to get home, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Gerrits was arrested for hit and run, for driving under the influence and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 28-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested after a single-vehicle accident just before 2 a.m. on Saturday at the 600 block of Shorey Road outside Chehalis. The 1991 Ford Escort was totaled, but the driver Liberty A. Duncan declined treatment by responding medics, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Duncan was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, disorderly person, misdemeanor assault, slashed tires, 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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Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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DRUGS

• Centralia police called about 11:35 p.m. yesterday regarding a disturbance a the 500 block of West Pear Street contacted a 26-year-old woman who had an outstanding warrant and subsequently arrested her for possession of methamphetamine. Jennie B. Young, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone broke a car’s window and stole a purse at the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10 a.m. on Friday.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police responded about 11:20 p.m. yesterday for a hit and run collision with two vehicles in the area of Harrison Avenue and Fords Prairie Avenue. Herbert Carbajal Ortega, 33 of Rochester, was arrested for driving under the influence as well as hit and run and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, harassment, hit and run, misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief, protection order violation, driving without license, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, firefighters get unexpected and sleepy early-morning visitor … and more, among 307 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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Friday, July 8th, 2016
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POLICE: BUSTED FOR SELLING GRANDPA’S TV

• A 21-year-old Centralia resident was arrested yesterday for allegedly attempting to sell his grandparents’ plasma television on the phone app “Offer Up”. Nolan R. Bartel allegedly sneaked into their home on the 100 block of Sunnyside Drive yesterday to meet with a potential buyer, which turned out to be a pair of Centralia police detectives, according to court documents. Police had already been contacted on Wednesday after Bartel’s parents saw the item for sale on Offer Up, according to charging documents. He reportedly admitted going into his grandparents home Wednesday to snap a photo of the TV so he could post it. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for residential burglary and first-degree trafficking in stolen property but charged in Lewis County Superior Court today with only the first offense. His bail was set at $5,000.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday for a 1994 Honda stolen from the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. It turned up a few blocks away but its stereo was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A utility trailer was stolen from the 600 block of South Ash Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called to the 300 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia at 12:15 p.m. yesterday about an overnight vehicle prowl. Cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 1800 block of Shamrock Drive. Taken were oars and oar locks, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 5:35 a.m. today to the 1600 block of North Pearl Street where an unknown person had damaged a motorcycle by striking it with a hard object.

• An individual at the 800 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia called police about 2:25 p.m. yesterday to report three window panes were shot with BBs.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trespassing, providing false information to police officer; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 153 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 8 a.m. today.

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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SMALL-TIME BURGLARIES

• Centralia police were called just after 8 a.m. yesterday to the 2000 block of Industrial Drive where several buildings of a business were broken into during the night. The only thing initially noted as missing was a lighter, according to the Centralia Police Department. About an hour and a half later, an officer was called to a business on the 1700 block of Industrial Drive for another break-in during the night. Stolen was a 12-pack of soda, bolt cutters and a camera, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called at 1 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Northeast Washington Avenue about a vehicle prowl. The initial report indicated a yellow tool box was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

• An officer was called about 8:50 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of West Walnut Street in Centralia where someone had prowled a vehicle parked inside a garage.

• Police were called to a vehicle prowl at the 300 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday morning. Someone got into the unlocked vehicle during the night and stole some change, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were called to the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard at noon yesterday after a parent found green vegetable material inside a teenage child’s backpack.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trip permit violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, littering, harassment, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 181 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today … plus multi-arrest drug investigation on South Tower Avenue in Centralia this morning. Info to follow.

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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Aftermath of bike and car collision outside Centralia City Hall. /Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

BICYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED

• A bicyclist was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and bound for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a collision this afternoon with a car at the 100 block of East Maple Street in Centralia. Firefighters called at about 3:30 p.m. report the approximately 55-year-old man was conscious but in serious condition. Centralia police are investigating, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AUTO THEFT OR, LOST AND FOUND

• Centralia police were called just before 8 a.m. yesterday about a 1988 Honda Accord stolen during the night from the 1000 block of North Pearl Street. It was found later in the day on Winterwood Drive, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday about another nighttime theft of a Honda, this one a 1997 Honda Civic from the 1200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. That car turned up later on G Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police yesterday evening recovered a third stolen vehicle, this one located at the 1700 block of North Tower Avenue. It had been stolen several days earlier from the 3000 block of Ives Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning to the 1400 block of Lewis Street regarding the theft of a chainsaw from a truck bed overnight.

• Medication and mail were reported stolen from a locked vehicle parked at the 600 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning. The medication was recovered a short distance away, according to the Centralia Police Department.

YOUNGSTERS ON RAILROAD TRACKS

• Chehalis police were called about 4:15 p.m. yesterday about kids playing on the trestle near Stan Hedwall Park who “almost got hit” by a train. A responding officer wasn’t able to locate them, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

‘WANNA GO TO JAIL’?

• A 26-year-old man was arrested about 1:30 a.m. today when an officer on patrol contacted a couple of people walking in the area of Southwest 15th Street and Wilson Avenue in Chehalis and asked if either one of them had any warrants. One said he did, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Travis C. Harris, from Chehalis, also was in possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

‘MEDICAL’ METH CONFISCATED

• A 52-year-old man pulled over in Winlock yesterday for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and making a turn without signaling was found to be driving with a suspended license and then subsequently found to have a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in his backpack. Eric J. Wilson, from Kent, told the officer he used meth for medical purposes and it was no big deal because it will someday be legal, according to Lewis County prosecutors. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Wilson has no felony convictions in his past but has had about 50 warrants issued, according to the conversation between lawyers and the judge this afternoon when he was charged in Lewis County Superior Court.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, trespassing, civil issue, hit and run, third-degree theft, drug overdose, suspicious circumstances, possible misuse of bank card … and more, among 158 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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UNAUTHORIZED ‘RIDE SHARING’ SCHEME ENDS AT GUNPOINT

• Two young woman were apprehended relatively quickly yesterday after they allegedly jumped into an idling unoccupied Jeep Cherokee at a Lewis County gas station and drove off. Deputies were called about 8:15 a.m. about the incident at the Texaco at the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 near Interstate 5, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was spotted in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chehalis and the pair were taken into custody for vehicle theft, according to the sheriff’s office. During the investigation the sheriff’s office learned the two females had been seen about 8:15 p.m. the night before abandoning a stolen Nissan Sentra at the nearby Arco gas station, Brown said. The Nissan went missing from Portland.  The 20-year-old and the 16-year-old said they needed to get back home to Tacoma, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. Danielle J. Westbrook was booked into the Lewis County Jail and the teenager was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, Brown said. The 16-year-old said a large bag of marijuana found on the floor of the Jeep belonged to her, Brown said.

UNRULY INMATE

• A 29-year-old Texan jailed after his arrest for misdemeanors was reportedly so agitated and uncooperative with corrections officers when it came time to change out of his civilian clothes and into a jail outfit, he allegedly repeatedly poked one of them in the chest with his finger. Cordarryl G. Demby was brought to the Lewis County Jail on Friday by a trooper and then a deputy was called over the next day to investigate, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Demby  also reportedly threatened to hospitalize another corrections officer during the incident. He was arrested for third-degree assault and intimidating a public servant, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown reported this morning. However, prosecutors declined to file the charges.

FIRE BREAKS OUT AT SEMINARY HILL

• Ten firefighters worked for about an hour yesterday morning extinguishing what they called a small brush fire in the trees at the base of the Seminary Hill Natural Area off the 800 block of Filed Avenue in Centralia. The cause is under investigation, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A motorist pulled over about 2:10 a.m. today for allegedly throwing a burning cigarette out the window got to spend the rest of the night in jail because he was arrested for driving under the influence. A deputy contacted Andre J. Leonard, 30, of Olympia, at the 100 block of West Main Street in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Leonard was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Shingles ignite on Chehalis home. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 6

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FIREWORKS IGNITE RESIDENCE

• An alert neighbor spotted flames on the roof of a home on Southwest 15th Street near William Avenue in Chehalis about 8:30 p.m. yesterday and got out a garden hose. There were quite a few people in the area lighting off fireworks with their families, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. When the crew arrived, it was still smoking so they put more water on it and found an approximately 24-inch circle burned in the cedar shake roof, Firefighter Kevin Reynolds said. The crew had to wait a couple of hours for a technician from PUD to shut off the power, so they could access the roof and peel back the roofing, Reynolds said. They had to cut out a charred hole in the sheeting the size of a coffee cup, he said.

VIOLENCE

• Centralia police were called just after midnight by an individual at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road who said he’d had an altercation with a male at the store and as he headed back to his motel, he was struck from behind, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Morton police were called about 2:10 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Second Street regarding an assault. Robert J. Johnson, 48, from Morton, was arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Morton Police Department.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Someone used a rock to break a window to the business office at RMT Equipment on the 1600 block of Bishop Road and left with five Husqvarna chainsaws and cash in the amount of $361.49. The burglary was discovered about 5:10 a.m. on Friday and the loss is about $3,300,  the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.

BURGLARY VADER

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a refrigerator and dishwasher were stolen from a vacant house in foreclosure at the 100 block of Tara Lane in Vader sometime between May 16 and last Wednesday. The owner went to check on some vehicles stored there and found the front door forced open, according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 9:35 .m. today for a report of a burglary to a storage shed at the 700 block of East Locust Street. Computer parts and tools were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department. A complete inventory of missing items is pending, according to police.

AUTO THEFT

• A 1996 Honda three-door disappeared from the 3300 block of Ives Road outside Centralia sometime between last Thursday and Friday. The loss is $2,500, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A stolen vehicle was recovered about 12:30 p.m. on Friday on Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis.

ANIMAL CLINIC HIT WITH THEFT

• Sometime between Friday and Saturday someone broke into a pump house at Fords Prairie Animal Clinic on the 2500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and damaged the door frame as well as a gas meter. A water filter was stolen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to vehicle prowls yesterday on Southwest Snively Avenue and on Southwest 20th Street.

KIDS DRINKING

• Morton police responding to a 12:55 a.m. call on Sunday to the 200 block of First Street about suspected illegal discharge of fireworks and a possible fight, found several young people and beer cans in the street. Three juveniles were cited for minor in consumption/possession of alcohol and then released, according to the Morton Police Department.

LITTERING

• Centralia police responded about 7:25 p.m. yesterday to find an overwhelming amount of trash in the bushes and in and around transient camps at the end of Lewis Street near the boat launch. The property is owned by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The occupants were warned to clean up their garbage, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PUBLIC ASSIST

• Chehalis police were called by a parent on Saturday afternoon who said their young son wants to be a police officer and wanted to get an autograph from a police officer. It appears Sgt. Gwen Carrell responded to the call for public assistance.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 21-year-old motorist was injured when he fell asleep on U.S. Highway 12 near milepost 66 about eight miles south of Chehalis this afternoon, crossed the centerline and hit two eastbound vehicles at about 3:20 p.m. today. Brady A. Clair, 21, of Longview was hurt but not transported to a hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. His 2005 Ford F150 pickup was totaled. The occupants of the other vehicles were unhurt and their vehicles still drivable – a Ford F350 work truck and a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, according to the state patrol. Clair was arrested for second-degree negligent driving.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for obstructing, no-contact order violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, misdemeanor assault, sexual assault, collision on city street, noisy neighbor bird    … and more

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, July 4th, 2016
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BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon of a burglary to a shed at the 500 block of Jefferson Street. Keys and change were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police report a stolen motorcycle was recovered at a residence yesterday and returned to its owner, in a case associated with a location on the 500 block of Jefferson Street.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called at 1:50 a.m. today to the 900 block of South Buckner Street where an individual reported that sometime around 20 minutes earlier, unknown persons entered their unlocked car which was parked the driveway and stole a wallet, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIREWORKS MISHAP

• West Thurston Regional Fire Authority reported yesterday a 40-year-old man was severely injured by an arial firework that exploded when he attempted to relight it in a launch tube. The patient was flown to Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the fire department. The incident occurred at the 10400 block of Littlerock Road just before 11 p.m. on Saturday. The department indicated he suffered a serious hand injury and the entire front of his body was struck by multiple fragments.

STRUCTURE FIRE

• Firefighters were called just before 11 p.m. yesterday to a barn fire south of Rochester. It occurred at the 21000 block Wendenfeld Road Southwest, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 1st, 2016
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AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 4:30 a.m. today about a vehicle stolen from the 1200 block of West Chestnut Street. The owner found it a short time later not far away, but the keys and a cell phone were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN FIREARMS

• Centralia police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday about the theft of two handguns from the 600 block of South Gold Street. A person on interest has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING MONEY

• Centralia police were called twice yesterday to the 1300 block of Alexander Street for reports of stolen cash.

CAR PROWL

Centralia police were called about 2:50 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Rock Street about a vehicle prowl. Medication was reported missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A GPS device and a Droid were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 200 block of South Iron Street in Centralia at about 12:20 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called to the 1400 block of Eshom Road in Centralia about 10:50 a.m. yesterday regarding a car prowl. Someone rummaged through the vehicle but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNHAPPY CUSTOMER

• Chehalis police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday to a store on the 500 block of South Market Boulevard where a teenage boy allegedly showed up, threw a bag of chips at an employee and called her names. He had previously been told not to come back to the business so a case for trespassing will be forwarded to juvenile prosecutors, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with officers about 1:20 p.m. yesterday at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia. Christopher D. Buck was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, no-contact order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, parking issue,  suspicious circumstances, collision on city street    … and more, among 170 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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NOT A VICTIM

• A 34-year-old shopper who left her purse in a dressing room while she stepped out to get something else to try on, caught another woman who’d taken items from her purse last night at the Centralia Outlets. Centralia police called just after 7 p.m. to a store on Lum Road learned the 34-year-old Chehalis woman encountered the thief coming out of her dressing room and demanded her to give her back her belongings, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspect, who was described as having long brown hair and weighing about 175 pounds, with bad teeth, gave the items back and fled before officers arrived, police said. The victim sustained minor injuries in the struggle, according to police.

SAW STOLEN

• Centralia police were called at 12:51 p.m. yesterday for a burglary to a garage at the 100 block of West Alaska Way in Centralia. A chop saw was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING HONDA FOUND

• Chehalis police called about 11:55 a.m. yesterday about a possible burglary occurring on the 100 block of Southwest 11th Street contacted four individuals, arresting one of them for allegedly being in possession of a Honda car stolen in Chehalis with plates on it that had been stolen in Centralia. Peter J. Herman Jr., 33, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The other people were released, according to police.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were summoned to a business on the 200 block of West Main Street yesterday following the discovery that a U-Haul trailer recently taken in turned out to be stolen in Oregon.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning they are investigating an incident of taking a motor vehicle without permission that occurred on Monday at the 100 block of Fineview Drive in Chehalis. The owner of a 2004 Ford Focus earlier wouldn’t give a person there a ride to Centralia and when he went to bed, put the car keys on his headboard, according to the sheriff’s office. When he awoke, the car was gone.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 8:20 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street where someone removed items, including a wallet, from a vehicle while a man was sleeping inside of it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called late yesterday afternoon about a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street. Stolen from the unlocked pickup truck was a trailer brake box, black in color, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The brand is Primus, police said.

• Police were called about 1:20 p.m. yesterday by a woman who said her backpack had been taken from her vehicle while it parked at the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis and then found by an acquaintance, but her cell phone was missing.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Police responded just before 3 p.m. yesterday when a woman on a bicycle and a vehicle collided on the 100 block of West Maple Street just outside City Hall in Centralia.  The injuries were minor, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Firefighters called just before 10 a.m. today to a collision between a semi truck and a passenger truck on state Route 6 near Curtis Hill Road found none of the three occupants were injured but the big rig’s trailer was blocking both lanes. The roadway was closed for a time as approximately 45 gallons of diesel spilled onto the road, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, unlawful transit conduct; responses for alarm, dispute,  civil issue, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, graffiti on a sign, collision on city street    … and more, among 149 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.