Updated at 5:55 p.m.
FIVE STUDENTS HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING DRUG SHARING AT SCHOOL
• Several students were hospitalized today from Onalaska High School, apparently in connection with prescription drugs. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports they suspect a 16-year-old girl brought the meds to school and passed them out to four of her girl friends and took some herself. There was also possibly alcohol involved, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The issue began to come to light when one student went to the office, dizzy and not feeling right, according to Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner. The participants’ parents have been notified, according to Brown. All five girls were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital for observation just after 12:30 p.m. today, according to Brown. An investigation is underway for possible charges of delivery of a controlled substance. Brown indicated what the particular pills were has not yet been confirmed.
FRAUD AT BANK
• A 28-year-old Seattle woman was arrested yesterday at the Bank of American in Centralia when she attempted to deposit what reportedly was a faked payroll check for more than $2,200, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the 100 block of South Pearl Street learned the account was previously flagged by the bank as suspicious, according to police. Randesha R. Brown was pretending to be the account holder, but wasn’t Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Brown was booked into the Lewis County Jail for forgery, according to police.
• Centralia police were called to the 500 block of South Rock Street about 10:20 p.m. yesterday regarding someone damaging a vehicle trying to break into it.
BIKE SPIRITED OFF BACK PORCH
• Chehalis police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday after a female discovered a bicycle had been stolen from the back porch area of her apartment on the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court. It is a blue girls Schwinn bike, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday after a passerby stopped a moving car in the area area of Northeast Kresky Avenue and Hampe Way with an unconscious driver behind the wheel. The individual put the car in park; it came to rest on the east side of Kresky against a bank, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 28-year-old Centralia man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. The officer found drug paraphernalia in the car and is forwarding the case to prosecutors with a referral for an arrest for possession of heroin, Bailey said.
REYNOLDS ROAD ACCIDENT
• A 51-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for obstructing after refusing to give her information to a police officer after allegedly going around a road block at an accident scene about 8 o’clock yesterday morning at Lum Road and Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. Judy A. Creel was issued her citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A witness traveling behind the teenager who wrecked on Reynolds Avenue in Centralia in yesterday morning told deputies the boy lost control of his pickup as he attempted to pass another driver. When the truck moved into the oncoming lane and began to speed up, the tires spun on the wet pavement and the back end began to sway back and forth, a deputy was told. The 1983 Dodge pickup hit the ditch on the south side of the road and rolled at least two times, leaving the 17-year-old hanging out the driver’s window, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. “The boy had head injuries and stated he could not feel his legs,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. Aid responded to the approximately 7:20 a.m. incident and the Centralia resident was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on county road … and more.