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Monday, April 27th, 2015

INTRUDER BREAKS WINDOW

• Someone broke into a home on the 100 block of Chapman Road outside Morton sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6:45 p.m. yesterday, apparently taking nothing but breaking a downstairs window, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Police took a report of the theft of medication from the 1100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia on Friday.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 12:20 p.m. yesterday to take a report someone stole money and medication from a vehicle while it was parked at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that sometime between yesterday and today someone broke into a BNSF work vehicle parked at the 100 block of Divot Drive in Chehalis and stole a backpack containing various items including locomotive keys, switch keys, headlamps and a Motorola portable radio as well as a railroad rule book. Whoever it was also disconnected the battery to darken the dome light, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Money was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the 400 block of North Ash Street during the night, according to a report made to Centralia police on Friday.

GAS MISSING

• Chehalis police were called to a vehicle dealership on the 100 block of Northwest State Avenue on Friday to take a report that someone had stolen fuel from five different vehicles during the previous few days. About a quarter tank was missing from each one, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant around 10 p.m. on Saturday in Centralia. Amber D. Selmer, of Tumwater, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• An officer took a report from the 400 block of North Ash Street in Centralia on Friday morning regarding someone slashing the tires of a parked vehicle during the night.

• An officer was called about 10 a.m. on Saturday to a business on the 1500 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis after the discovery someone had shot through a window with a BB or pellet gun.

• Centralia police were called about someone “egging” a vehicle yesterday at the 900 block of L Street. An officer was contacted about 11 p.m. on Saturday about the occupants of an older model station wagon throwing eggs at cars parked on the 600 block of K Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ROLLOVER WRECK

• A pair of adults were reportedly unhurt but a 7-year-old child passenger as injured when their Geo Prism ran off U.S. Highway 12 and rolled one mile east of Oakville yesterday evening. Troopers called about 6:35 p.m. report 24-year-old Jessica M. Dawley was driving too fast. All three of the Roy residents were wearing seat belts, according to the Washington State Patrol. Seven-year-old Kaendance C. Griffin, was transported to providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the state patrol. Dawley was cited for having no valid operators license, according to the investigating trooper. The car was totaled and impounded.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, reckless driving, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, teenagers taking relatives’ vehicles without permission; responses for alarms, forged check, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, pushy women with Christmas ribbon in their hair trying to sell vacuum cleaners door-to-door, apartments evacuated when food burned in microwave … and more.

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Friday, April 24th, 2015

Updated at 4:13 p.m.

WOMAN AND DAD BOTH JAILED FOR ASSAULT

• A 68-year-old Chehalis man and his grown daughter were arrested yesterday afternoon following a family fight. Responding deputies heard varying accounts, including that 35-year-old Linnea M. Weilacher threw unspecified items at her mother, that the father grabbed the daughter by the throat and hair to try to get her out of the house and that the daughter stabbed her father with a crochet hook, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The mom said the daughter only scratched him with it, according to the sheriff’s office. Richard C. Peters, 68, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Weilacher was booked for fourth-degree assault, according to Brown.  Peters was released with no charges filed pending further investigation.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• A pair of 14-year-olds were arrested at Chehalis Middle School yesterday for allegedly having roughly a gram of marijuana in a pill bottle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The boy and the girl were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report of graffiti to  building yesterday at the 600 block of J Street.

CHIMNEY CATCHES FIRE

• Firefighters were called about noon yesterday for a chimney fire at the 300 block of Downing Road in Centralia. The flames were confined to the chimney and the homeowner was advised to get it inspected, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, allowing unauthorized person to drive, driving with suspended license; responses for stolen wallet, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Updated at 12:09 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 11 a.m. yesterday of a vehicle stolen from the 1600 block of North Schueber Road. The missing car is a blue 1995 Buick Regal with a license plate reading 237 UGG, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Police took a report yesterday afternoon of a briefcase stolen from the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called yesterday morning about someone stealing items from an unlocked vehicle at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

PATIO FIRE AT APARTMENT BUILDING

• Centralia firefighters were called about 9:30 a.m. today to an apartment complex about a fire on the patio of a second-floor unit on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. An occupant met the fire engine outside and said it was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Damage was minimal to the patio and siding, according to the fire department. A department public information officer indicates it was accidental due to smoldering, discarded cigarettes in a combustible container.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, harassment, malicious mischief, protection order violation, second-degree domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

LIQUOR THEFT SUSPECT LOCKED UP

• A 32-year-old Castle Rock resident was arrested yesterday in connection with at least two nighttime two break-ins to a grocery store on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in which alcohol was stolen. Centralia police say Mark A. Peltchie was detained in Chehalis as he matched the description of the person who broke a window at Fuller’s Shop ‘N Kart, and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary.

WOMAN IMPLICATED IN THEFT OF “TABLET”

• Police are suggesting charges of burglary and trafficking in stolen property for a 23-year-old Centralia woman who allegedly tried to sell a “tablet” that had recently been stolen in a case associated with the 700 block of North Washington Avenue, Centralia police reported this morning. The suspect was not arrested, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ETHEL ROOF CATCHES FIRE

• An ember from a neighbor’s burn pile ignited the cedar shake roof of a house on the 100 block of Pinkerton Road in Ethel late yesterday afternoon, according to a fire investigator. Firefighters called about 5:45 p.m. extinguished it fairly quickly but an approximately 10-foot by 10-foot section of the roof was burned, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. The neighbor’s burning brush pile was not all that large and was approximately 120 to 150 feet away, Chief Duran McDaniel said. Investigator Ted McCarty said the person doing the burning noticed what happened and went next door to let the neighbor know.

VEHICLE VERSUS TREE

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday after his truck collided with a tree on East Brown Road near Ramsey Road west of Napavine late yesterday afternoon. The truck was totaled, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN HIT AND RUN

• A 77-year-old Onalaska woman escaped serious injury when she was knocked to the ground by a vehicle in the parking lot at Subway in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. Police called about 4:20 p.m. to the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue were told the white pickup truck was backing up slowly and its driver may not have even been aware of what happened, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The truck left and officers are still investigating, according to police.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, underage drinking, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, harassment, misdemeanor theft  … and more.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Updated at 2:09 p.m.

BEEPING BOX EMPTIES CENTRALIA LIBRARY

• A package sent to the Centralia library which began beeping this morning caused the building to be cleared out and a bomb squad called around 11 a.m. Centralia Police Department Sgt. Stacy Denham said the box was X-rayed, and turned out to contain someone’s personal belongings, as though someone else had packaged them up for them. It included items like a small Hibachi, a watch a speaker, and an ID card, Denham said. Police suspect the sender used the library’s return address on South Silver Street because they didn’t want the parcel to get returned to their address. Police are trying to contact the intended recipient, who they believe knows nothing about it, he said.

K-9 TRACKS TO APARTMENTS AFTER MORNING BREAK-IN

• Centralia police were dispatched about 2:45 a.m. today to an interrupted attempted burglary at the grocery store on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in which the suspect appeared to be the same person from an incident the night before. A Lewis County Sheriff’s Office police dog assisted with a track in the area which led to a nearby apartment building, according to the Centralia Police Department. Yesterday at about 4 a.m. officers responded to the same place after someone broke a window to grab a bottle of liquor. The investigation continues, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police yesterday took a report of power tools getting stolen from the back of a pickup truck at the 1700 block of Shamrock Lane on Friday night.

MISSING LICENSE PLATE

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by an individual who said the license plate was stolen from their car while parked at Safeway on South Market Boulevard.

EXPOSED

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for indecent exposure in association with an approximately 10:25 a.m. call to the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard. Charles R Simpson  booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION

• Chehalis police responded to the area near Kresky Avenue about 2:40 p.m. yesterday for a two-vehicle collision that may have involved one of them traveling the wrong direction on a one-way street. Further details were not readily available.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, vandalism, hit and run, big dog attacking little dog, stolen jewelry, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Monday, April 20th, 2015

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called to a physical dispute about 10 a.m. on Saturday at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street where they arrested an 18-year-old male for second-degree assault for allegedly choking a 17-year-old female. He said she stabbed him with scissors, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jacob J. Killian, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 46-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for second-degree assault and his son for fourth-degree assault after police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis. A Chehalis Police Department spokesperson said an officer was told the dad grabbed the son by the neck and began to choke him and the son got angry and “went after him.” Raymond R. Welch, 46, and Robert B.T. Welch, 18, were both booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Prosecutors declined to file the felony charge against the older Welch.

ALCOHOL HEIST

• Centralia police responded to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue about 4 o’clock this morning where someone had broken a window to a business and stole liquor. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FOOD HEIST

• Someone stole food from a garage pantry and freezer on the 100 block of Pinkerton Road in Ethel sometime between 8 o’clock on Saturday night and 10 o’clock the following morning. They also took the garage door opener, a box of old cassette tapes and packaged bathroom tissue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BARN THEFT

• A deputy responded on Friday to the 100 block of Baker Road in Randle where someone had stolen an air compressor from a barn, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office.

BOAT THEFT

• A 54-year-old Oakville man called the sheriff’s office on Friday after discovering his stolen aluminum boat for sale on Craigslist. The 12-foot boat vanished from his rental property on the 100 block of Sheridan Street in Centralia sometime between April 10 and last Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called to the 1300 block of Rhobina Street just after 3 p.m. yesterday when a female caught someone rifling through he vehicle, however, the subject got away, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A window was broken on a building on the 600 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a  report made to police about 9:15 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police took a report of a window getting broken on a truck about 1:45 a.m. yesterday at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

LOST AND FOUND

• A baggie of a crystal substance was found on the floor at Wal-Mart last night and turned over to the Chehalis Police Department. No need to try to claim it, it’s going to be destroyed, according to police.

WRECKS

• A 54-year-old-man was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence after his rolled his 2006 Ford Ranger on Friday evening on the 600 block of Boistfort Road west of Chehalis. Timothy D. Lyon ended up with minor abrasions to his hands, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was wearing a seat belt, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 39-year-old Chehalis woman escaped with scrapes to her face but her car was totaled when a deer jumped out of a ditch on the 1600 block of Pleasant Valley Road on Saturday evening, causing her to swerve, lose control and roll her car, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 30-year-old Portland man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital on Friday afternoon after his Honda Prelude struck the concrete center barrier then a semi truck, then rolled and came to rest on the barrier on Interstate 5 south of Chehalis. Sean T. Gaston’s car was impounded and towed; the Freightliner was able to be driven from the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol. Gaston was cited for wheels off the roadway.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, shoplifting, malicious mischief, protection order violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana by a 19-year-old; responses for alarms, dispute, harassment, hit and run, stolen cell phone, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, collisions on county roads, someone getting accidentally locked inside the Lewis County Mall at closing … and more.

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A 1994 Honda Prelude came to rest on the center median near milepost 67 on Interstate 5 on Friday afternoon.

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

FAMILY DISPUTE

• A 35-year-old man was arrested last night for allegedly threatening family members at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. William J. Coe, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GARAGE BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of South Street about a gas can stolen from a garage.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police took a report yesterday of a car prowl that occurred three weeks earlier at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Medication was reported missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, drugs, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Updated

PACKWOOD RESIDENT JAILED FOR NAKEDNESS

• A Packwood man who reportedly made a habit of standing nude in his windows with the drapes open as well as walking around outside him home entirely unclothed was arrested yesterday. The sheriff’s office says his residence is directly across the street from the Timberline Resort, at a busy intersection. A deputy was called back on April 8 to the 13,000 block of U.S. Highway 12 when alarmed employees of the motel complained, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the situation was close to a school bus stop as well. Law enforcement made several attempts to contact the subject, who didn’t come to his door or return their phone calls, according to the sheriff’s office. The man, whose full name is simply Vinyasi, was seen driving yesterday, pulled over and arrested for indecent exposure, according to Brown. Vinyasi, 57, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, she said. His vehicle was impounded.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8 o’clock yesterday morning about a vehicle stolen from the 300 block of South Street. Missing is a maroon-colored Chevrolet Blazer with a license plate reading AJN9306, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN LANDSCAPING

• Some pulled up a pair of two-foot tall fir trees growing in the front yard of a residence on the 1000 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police last night.

BROKEN GLASS

• Chehalis police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday to a home on Southwest Snively Avenue after someone threw a cantaloupe-sized rock through the front window.

• An officer was called about 10:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a rock through a vehicle at South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE: POSSIBLE THIRD STRIKE FOR SHOPLIFTING STRUGGLE

• A 27-year-old Centralia woman is facing a third strike – and life in prison – if convicted in what a defense attorney described as basically a “shoplifting gone bad.” Margaret D. Shults was scheduled for arraignment today following charges filed on Monday for a weekend incident in which she allegedly fought with and bit a Safeway employee in Chehalis who detained her for suspected third-degree theft. Police said Shults was seen removing items from a makeup display and concealing them on Saturday night. Chehalis police booked her for first-degree robbery, but prosecutors charged her with second-degree assault, for the injury to the employee’s shoulder. Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher said Shults has a 2009 conviction for first-degree robbery and a 2006 conviction for first-degree burglary as well as numerous lesser convictions. Shults was also charged in Lewis County Superior Court with third-degree attempted escape, for pulling out of a police handcuff during the attempt to take her into custody, temporary defense attorney Joely O’Rourke said. Prosecutors further charged her with escape from community custody, an offense usually related to not staying in touch with one’s probation officer after release, O’Rourke said. Shults remains held in the Lewis County Jail on $750,000 bail.

PHONE SCAM ATTEMPTS

• At least 15 people contacted local law enforcement on Tuesday after getting phone calls from someone claiming to be with the Treasury Department, demanding the person send money immediately or they would be arrested or forced to go in front of the magistrate. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said the calls are coming from a phone number that begins with 717 and people should simply hang up immediately. “This is a scam,” the sheriff’s office states. “Do not ever give personal information over the phone.” The sheriff’s office suggests if a person is concerned a call may be legitimate, then they ought to ask for a phone number where they can call the caller back. and do so. Most scammers won’t give information out about themselves or their supposed organization, according to the sheriff’s office.

EMAIL SCAM ATTEMPTS

• Someone is sending out emails purportedly from District Court, indicating a notice to appear for court in Grays Harbor County, according to the sheriff’s office. The messages instruct the recipient to open an attachment, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate. “Grays Harbor District Court does not send email communications to the general public,” Shumate states in a message to the news media. “This type of email is a scam and should be immediately deleted.”  Citizens should be warned not to open the attachment.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, tiny bit of toilet paper set on fire in a park restroom … and more.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

KNIFE FIGHT IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of North Tower Avenue where a fight between two acquaintances led to both brandishing knives. According to police, the disagreement was over money believed to have been stolen and one individual allegedly choked and hit the other. The victim produced a knife for self defense, but the individual now being sought for robbery pulled their own knife, took the victim’s knife and left, according to the Centralia Police Department.

KNIFE INCIDENT IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded to a report about 5:15 p.m. yesterday of a woman cut on the arm with a knife by someone she knows at the 2800 block of Russell Road. The victim wouldn’t cooperate with law enforcement, and further details are not readily available, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BUILDING SUPPLIES PILFERED

• Someone stole materials for a new roof off the back porch of a mobile home on the 200 block of Gershick Road in Silver Creek over the weekend. A deputy took a report earlier this week and noted a rust-colored early 2000s Dodge or Chevrolet pickup was seen in the area. Tammy Maxwell said she and her husband were preparing to install the charcoal-colored three-tab architectural-style shingles. At least a half dozen bundles were taken, along with four rolls of tar paper, according to Maxwell. A neighbor said she recalled seeing the truck backed up to the porch, Maxwell said.

VEHICLE PROWLED IN GARAGE

• An officer was called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Alexander Street in Centralia regarding a possible burglary to a garage in which a vehicle was prowled. The incident remains under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A 36-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief yesterday morning in connection with the 400 block of South Diamond Street. Bridget D. Grey-Gundo was issued a citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

• Did you know that under state law, wildfire season begins today? Did you know that already this year, 60 forest fires have been reported on lands protected by the state Department of Natural Resources? “This year, we have ominous predictions for a hot, dry summer,” DNR Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark stated in a news release. “While we work hard to prepare for what could be a challenging season, there are some things property owners can and should do to prepare.” DNR reminds property owners they can reduce risk to their homes by keeping dead vegetation off their roofs and away from buildings. The state agency reminds others Washington’s “summer fire rules” are in effect April 15 through Oct. 15. For further information and details, check Department of Natural Resources.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  shoplifting, brass knuckle in pocket during warrant arrest; responses for alarms, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

SHADY DEAL VICTIMIZES CHEHALIS RESIDENT

• A 54-year-old Chehalis woman contacted police yesterday after she ran into some shifty subjects when she tried to purchase a puppy. She found the animal she wanted online on a site called something like Pet Express and spoke with them on the phone and sent $300 for her new dog, according to the Chehalis Police Department. However, once they got her money, they demanded $2,000 more for quarantine fees and such related to travel and threatened she would be subject to fines for animal cruelty if she abandoned the supposed pup at that point, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. It appeared the company was in Western Washington and had relocated to Arizona, Bailey said. Police did some research and discovered the website was listed as a fraudulent or possibly fraudulent entity, Bailey said. The woman is out the $300 and it’s unlikely the case will be solved, according to police. Bailey said oftentimes, the contact information scammers give is false, so it’s difficult to follow leads. “So, before anybody does purchase (online),” Bailey said. They might want to investigate before sending any funds.”

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called just after 7 a.m. today to a burglary to a business on the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue in which a window was broken out. Officers are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A gun and jewelry were reported stolen from the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning. A suspect has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN RANDLE

• A deputy took a report last night of a burglary to a Randle residence in which two firearms, a Samsung DVD player and other items were stolen. The break-in at the 700 block of Carr Road happened between last Monday and Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-IN MORTON

• Morton police reported yesterday they were investigating a situation in which someone kicked in the door to a home on the 500 block of Division Street, a discovery that was made on Friday afternoon. Nothing was taken from the residence, but the damage is approximately $200, according to the Morton Police Department.

SHED BURGLED CENTRALIA

• A red wagon with wood side rails and two bicycles were stolen from a shed on the 100 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia during the night, according to a report made to police yesterday.

AUTO THEFT

• A vehicle stolen in Idaho was recovered by police yesterday afternoon  at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE LEADS TO ARREST

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning deputies arrested a Pe Ell man at his home for unlawful imprisonment on Saturday. According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy responded to the 600 block of East Pe Ell Avenue regarding a family dispute about 10:30 a.m. and Max A. Nacht, 41, answered the door, said his wife was not there and slammed the door shut. The deputy knocked again and the wife, another female and Nacht came out, according to the sheriff’s office. The wife said he had pushed her and wouldn’t let her leave the house, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. An altercation ensued, Nacht wouldn’t obey the deputy’s commands and he was Tased, Brown said. However, the wire on the Taser broke, and Nacht ran back inside the house, she said. Eventually after other deputies arrived, Nacht came out and was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown. Prosecutors declined to file a felony charge and Nacht was released from the jail yesterday.

ELK CAUSE COLLISION

• A 72-year-old Packwood driver was injured when he swerved to miss an elk on Forest Service Road 52 yesterday afternoon and ran into several large boulders. It happened around 3:30 p.m. near milepost 17, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Both he and his passenger, a 72-year-old woman from Packwood, were wearing their seat belts, but he was transported to Morton General Hospital with back pain, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, shoplifting, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, hit and run, collision on city street  … and more.

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Updated at 2:56 p.m.

POLICE: EMPLOYEE THEFT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

• The office manager of a Chehalis business was arrested for allegedly stealing approximately $72,000 from her employer over a period of time, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer was called on Friday to Northwest Heating and Cooling on Southwest Chehalis Avenue about the discovery of missing money and subsequently arrested Allyson N. Reed at the workplace, according to police. The 33-year-old Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree theft, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Bailey said at this point it appears it happened during the past five months.

THOUSANDS DOLLARS STOLEN FROM HOME

• Centralia police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday about a large amount of money being taken from a woman in her 50s from a home on the 800 block of South Silver Street. Police have suspect information and are following up, according to the Centralia Police Department. The amount missing was not revealed by police but Sgt. Stacy Denham said it is more than a “couple thousand” dollars.

GARAGE BREAK-IN

• A cement mixer was stolen from a garage on the 2000 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday. The burglary occurred overnight, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BUSINESS BURGLED

• A 36-year-old man who was caught inside a fenced business early yesterday morning allegedly trying to steal unspecified items was arrested for second-degree burglary. Centralia police say Brian L. Yost admitted to stealing from the same victim on the 200 block of Floral Street approximately two months earlier in an incident that was captured on video. Yost was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY AND THEFT PACKWOOD

• Someone broke into a home on the 100 block of Willame Street in Packwood and stole a Toshiba flat screen television, 10 silver dollars and two rings, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. It happened sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called Saturday to the 100 block of Alder Street in Packwood after the discovery someone tried to break into a garage and tried to steal a travel trailer. The trailer was still there but had been pulled away from its spot about 250 feet and collided with a pump house, according to  the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A turquoise Ford F150 pickup truck had been seen in the driveway by a neighbor around 10 a.m. on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.

SHED BURGLED TOLEDO

• A Poulan chainsaw was taken from a shed along the 600 block of Jackson Highway South sometime between  3 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An officer called Saturday to the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis about  possible car prowl learned that nothing appeared to be missing, but then learned of a second prowl in the same area that occurred Thursday night. The victim didn’t report it then, but subsequently got a call from her bank advising her of a suspicious transaction, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

SHOPLIFTING TURNS UGLY

• Police were called to the Safeway store on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday after a suspected shoplifter allegedly bit an employee on the shoulder during a physical altercation. Margaret D. Shults, 27, of Centralia, had been stopped after she was observed removing items from a makeup display and concealing them, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Shults was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree robbery, according to police.

ASSAULT WITH VEHICLE

• A 19-year-old man was arrested for second-degree assault after he allegedly hit his 26-year-old sister with his vehicle when he was trying to leave a residence on the 100 block of Deerhaven Drive in Winlock over the weekend. Deputies called about 2:20 a.m. yesterday were told the woman had been standing in front of his vehicle and it impacted her several times, according to  the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She sustained cuts and scrapes and said she would seek medical attention, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The suspect, Daniel F. Dixon, 19, of Winlock, was located in Kelso and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Brown said. He is to be released with no criminal charges filed.

BAR FIGHT

• Two people were arrested after a large fight outside a downtown Centralia bar early yesterday morning at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. Officers responding about 12:35 a.m. booked Terry L. Hadley, 28, of Centralia, into the Lewis County Jail for obstructing a public servant, according to the Centralia Police Department. John D. Russo, 27, of Curtis, was booked for possession of a controlled substance and also allegedly involved in misdemeanor assault, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 44-year-old Kelso man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Friday evening along the 100 block of Annonen Road in Vader. A deputy found a glass bottle with residue that field tested positive for the drug,  according to  the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Robert D. Hyatt Jr. was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police yesterday morning took reports of windows being broken out of two vehicles, one at the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue and the other at the 600 block of South Pearl Street. They have suspect information in the second incident, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Two 12-year-old boys were contacted after a 40-year-old Morton resident saw rocks flying outside his home that broke windows in eight of his vehicles last night along the 900 block of state Route 7. A responding deputy was told two kids including one the man recognized were seen running away, according the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being referred to juvenile authorities for possible charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting skittles, criminal assistance, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances  … and more.

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Saturday, April 11th, 2015

THREE VEHICLE WRECK

• Two cars were totaled and one driver injured when a motorist from Rochester made an illegal pass on the left shoulder of Interstate 5 yesterday and lost control of his car, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called to the scene about 4 p.m. just north of the Winlock-Toledo interchange concluded Michael P. Thompson, 51, from Rochester, struck the inside concrete barrier before his Saturn collided with a Toyota Sienna and then hit a 2015 Mack semi truck and then traveled back into the center barrier again. All the vehicles were southbound, according to the state patrol. The driver of the Sienna, a 41-year-old woman from Maple Valley, was transported by aid to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol. The cause of the wreck was under investigation with potential charges pending but a Michael P. Thompson was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday afternoon, for vehicular assault, according to the online jail roster.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 11 a.m. yesterday from the 200 block of West Main Street regarding someone breaking the antennas on 13 new vehicles and also four windows on the building. Later in the day, an officers was called to a rock thrown through a window at the 400 block of North Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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

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Friday, April 10th, 2015

Updated at 6:13 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• A white 2013 Hyundai Veloster was reported stolen from the 900 block of Harrison Avenue at about 5 p.m. yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. The car has a license plate reading AOV6007, according to police.

BOAT THEFT

• A 33-year-old Tacoma man contacted the sheriff’s office last night after he was informed the boat and trailer he’d left parked at a public fishing access in Salkum turned up near Lake Cushman in Mason County, stripped  of its parts. The 2004 14-foot Alumaweld Intruder and its trailer were valued at more than $23,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim said he normally kept it at the Cowlitz Timber Trails Campground, but had been told he had to move it, and it was moved in February parked at the gravel lot near Spencer and Brim roads, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. He had trouble picking it up, but said he thought it would be fine there, Brown said.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia regarding a vehicle prowl. Among the missing items were two quarts of oil, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police yesterday took a report from the 500 block of North Pearl Street about a unauthorized account opened in a person’s name.

VANDALISM

• Centralia yesterday and this morning took reports of windows broken at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue and at the train depot, as well as a motel room on the 1200 block of Alder Street.

DRUGS

• Deputies responding about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to a report of a suspicious person along the 2600 block of Jackson Highway encountered a 29-year-old Olympia man who was stopping traffic trying to get a ride and ended up in two scuffles with him, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. After he was detained the first time, suspected methamphetamine was found and before he was put into a patrol car, they scuffled again, leaving scratch marks on the vehicle’s trunk lid, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Michael W. Robinson was wanted on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to Brown. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for drug possession, and began fighting with staff there as well, she said.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A former Centralia woman charged almost three year ago with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly plunging a knife though her mother’s neck in Rochester has yet to go to trial. Amanda Lee Bassell, who also goes by her given name of Daarud, was 23 when she was arrested in May 2012 and booked into the Thurston County Jail. Her parents had taken her in after her release from prison, just nine days before the attack. Her father at the time described Bassell as suffering from mental problems from previous drug use, and exacerbated by spending almost three years in solitary confinement. Thurston County Deputy Prosecutor Craig Juris said yesterday he’s still handling her case. Bassell has already been sent once to Western State Hospital for a 90-day so-called restoration period, according to Juris. And a judge recently signed an order for her to be sent back there one again, he said. “She’s had some issues we’ve had to deal with before we can deal with her criminal issues,” Juris said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for vandalism, indecent exposure, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets,  jail inmate breaks fire sprinkler head, message left on an answering machine from the “IRS” … and more.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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A blue 2005 Dodge Neon rear ended another vehicle and then was hit from behind by a third vehicle. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol.

CENTRALIA RESIDENT DIES IN SEATTLE COLLISION

• A 23-year-old Centralia woman, Andrea Dickey, was killed last night in a multiple vehicle wreck in Seattle that led to the arrest of two drivers for vehicular homicide, and is believed to have been sparked by road rage, according to The Associated Press and Kirotv.com. Troopers responding about 10:35 p.m. to the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Boeing Access Road report the passenger of a blue Neon was dead at the scene. The Neon and a Chevrolet HHR were involved in a serious of events that led to the driver of the HHR suddenly applying his brakes, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver of the Neon was unable to stop and struck the rear of the HHR, the state patrol reports. A third vehicle, an Infiniti G35, struck the rear of the Neon, according to the state patrol. The drivers of the Neon and the HHR were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and troopers suspect both were impaired by alcohol, according to the patrol. The Seattle Times reports the 21-year-old male driver of the Neon and the 30-year-old male driver of the SUV were both arrested for vehicular homicide and warrants obtained for blood alcohol.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at Marsh and Chestnut streets. A cell phone was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 15-year-old girl was arrested late yesterday afternoon for misdemeanor possession of marijuana at the 2800 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia. The teen was issued her citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE: DRIVE SAFE PLEASE

• Centralia police are strongly encouraging voluntary compliance with traffic laws, noting that distracted driving  puts motorists and others at risk of injury or death. The message to the public comes as the Centralia Police Department earlier this week announced emphasis patrol have begun and will continue throughout the summer. “The reason for this emphasis is to slow drivers down and to keep them aware of their driving habits and surroundings,” Sgt. Stacy Denham writes. Officers will focus not only on texting or using cell phones while driving, but also on speed, seat belt use, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and driving under the influence, according to Denham.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, suspicious person, parking lot hit and run, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

CAR OWNER ENCOUNTERS PROWLER IN ALLEY

• Chehalis police were called about 10 p.m. yesterday when a woman went to retrieve something from her car and discovered a man in the driver’s seat. The subject pushed her away and fled,  according to the Chehalis Police Department. Missing from the vehicle which had been parked in an alley off the 400 block of Southeast Washington Avenue was $200, according to police. Officers, with the help of a K-9 track, ended up finding their suspect hiding in a garage on the 500 block of South Market Boulevard, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Timothy M. Arms was booked into the Lewis County Jail for robbery.

OLD GROWTH LUMBER STOLEN

• Someone stole an estimated $2,000 worth of old growth fir split rails from a business on the 4600 block of Jackson Highway outside Winlock, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The owner told a deputy the theft took place sometime during the past two months, according to the sheriff’s office. About 100 of them are missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• An individual yesterday reported to police that someone broke into their shed on the 800 block of Folsom Street in Chehalis in February. Taken were lawn tools, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCUFFLE AT WAL-MART

• A 33-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested at Wal-Mart yesterday evening after allegedly hiding merchandise on his person, including women’s panties, men’s briefs, batteries and playing cards. Jesse J. Wheeler reportedly resisted arrest and was taken to be checked out for knee pain and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Wheeler was booked for burglary instead of shoplifting because he had previously been “trespassed” from the retail store, police said. Police are also asking prosecutors to evaluate the case for a charge of resisting arrest and possession of a dangerous weapon, brass knuckles, according to a department spokesperson. The value of the items was $387, according to police.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 43-year-old man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly broke his girlfriend’s front tooth and split her lip when he struck her with a coffee mug. A deputy called to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital around 3 a.m. yesterday learned she had grabbed a coffee cup from a night stand to defend herself when he started hitting her because she’d asked about another woman’s name on his cell phone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim needed stitches for her lip, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies later located Melvin A. Kimbrel at his home west of Centralia and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for for second-degree assault, Brown said.

DRIVER FLEES TRAFFIC STOP

• A 29-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he allegedly was pulled over by a police officer in Centralia, and then took off after the officer got out their car yesterday afternoon. It happened around 1:20 p.m. in the area of North Gold Street and Ham Hill Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. The officer didn’t pursue the vehicle, but tracked down the suspect later at a residence on Marion Street, according to police. David B. Beatty was booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempting to elude, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation; responses for alarm, disputes, runaway child, customer using a “bad” check, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault at juvenile detention center, collisions on city streets … and more.