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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

RANDLE RESIDENT HURT IN WRECK

• A 65-year-old Randle man was hospitalized after his car was rear ended by a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 12 near Glenoma today. Troopers called about 11:20 a.m. to the scene found Freddie C. Rickets was stopped in his Ford Focus waiting for traffic at the intersection with Savio Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. A 2009 Kenworth tractor without any trailer stuck the rear of the car, according to the state patrol. Rickets was injured and transported by aid to Morton General Hospital, according to the investigating trooper. Bernard F. Horstman, 56, from Longview, wasn’t hurt but was cited for following too closely, the state patrol reports.

OFFICERS FLOCK TO REPORT OF GUN DRAWN AT ACCIDENT SCENE

• Nobody was injured after a two-vehicle collision yesterday on southbound Interstate 5 in Chehalis but the green Ford Explorer that came to rest in a field next to the freeway drew numerous law enforcement officers when an individual told an arriving trooper there was a firearm being brandished. William H. Carroll, 68, of Onalaska, had moved into the left lane and struck a Dodge pickup truck, according to the Washington State Patrol. The pickup pulled to the shoulder but the Explorer continued off the road. Carroll was eventually cited for an unsafe lane change, according to the state patrol. “We believe the driver was unloading the weapon after the collision,” Trooper Torson Iverson said. “We got it all cleared up after the scene was under control.” Iverson said he believed the other driver, David E. Carroll, 65, from Forks, was a relative of Carroll’s. Both vehicles were damaged but were able to be driven away from the scene, the investigating trooper reports.

CHEHALIS MAN HURT IN THURSTON CRASH

• A 41-year-old Chehalis resident was injured last night when the vehicle in which he was a passenger struck a flatbed tow truck east of Lacey. Troopers responding about 9:45 p.m. to state Route 510 at Mullen Road found the tow truck was westbound, made a wrong turn and began to back out onto the road. It was struck by a Hyundai Tuscan driven by 49-year-old Grace M. DeBoard of Rochester, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was not hurt, but Douglas W. Lohman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital, according to the state patrol. Neither the tow truck driver, from Terrebonne, Ore. nor his two teenage passengers were injured, the investigating trooper reports. But he was cited for negligent driving. The road was closed for approximately three hours.

THREE INJURED IN CENTRALIA COLLISION

• Two women and one man suffered minor injuries when a vehicle ran a stop sign at Summa Street and Kresky Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning and hit a semi truck headed north on its passenger side, according to responders. Police and aid called about 10:15 a.m. found that a second car collided in a T-bone fashion with the first car, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Traffic was blocked and a detour was put in place, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert. The truck driver was unhurt but the three others involved were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Weinert.

THEFT OF POT

• Centralia police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of medical marijuana from a home on the 3100 block of Russell Road.

MUSIC MISSING

Centralia police took a report about stolen rental instruments yesterday from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

MAIL MISSING

• Chehalis police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of mail on Southwest 18th Street.

FRAUD

• An officer took a report yesterday from the 900 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia about fraudulent activity on a checking account.

STREET FIGHT

• Centralia police responded about 6:40 p.m. yesterday to a report of a misdemeanor assault following a traffic altercation at the 500 block of North Rock Street. Further details were not readily available.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, failing to transfer vehicle title, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assaults, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, hit and run, car into a ditch, dogs left alone inside vehicles … and more.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Updated at 2:17 p.m.

ATTEMPTED THEFT

• Deputies responding about 5:20 a.m. yesterday to a Shell gas station on the 100 block of Mulford Road west of Toledo found two baseball-sized holes in the glass front door and reviewed security video that showed a male wearing a puffy jacket with fur on its collar trying to break it. He smacked the door twice with a blunt object but being made from the same material as a car windshield, it wouldn’t break, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The images from earlier show two males arrived in a vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss from the damage to the Toledo woman who owns Cowlitz Food and Fuel is estimated at $500, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

THEFT

• Centralia police responded about 7:30 a.m. today to a call from the power company regarding a stolen meter discovered on a residence on the 200 block of Tilley Avenue where the electricity had been previously shut off. Police are investigating.

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a 50-year-old Glenoma woman returned home to the 100 block of Cedar Lane about 3 p.m. on Sunday to discover her Android tablet and 32 caliber Ruger semi-automatic pistol were gone. A deputy was given possible suspect information, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the 73-year-old owner of a vacation cabin near Ashford discovered four windows were broken and someone made off with coats, jackets and other items including a metal folding table. It happened on milepost 4 of Skate Creek Road North sometime in the three weeks before Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT

• The owner of a vacation home on the 100 block of VanHoesen Road in Onalaska called 911 on Sunday after finding someone broke through the front door and stole food, two drills and a DVD player. The victim, a 56-year-old man from Milwaukie, Ore., estimated the loss at $300, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT

• A 59-year-old Onalaska man reported on Saturday someone stole his Kymco 300 ATV from the 200 block of Burchette Road sometime during the previous few days while he was gone fishing. The value is $1,800, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

LOST AND FOUND

• A set of rosary beads found in the 400 block of Northwest Front Street in Chehalis were turned into the police department yesterday afternoon. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said if someone can describe them, they can get them back.

LITTLE POLICE PURSUIT

• A red Chevrolet Tahoe that failed to pull over when a Chehalis police officer attempted to make a traffic stop about 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the Twin City Town Center was discovered later parked in Chehalis without any occupants. Police briefly chased the SUV but terminated the pursuit when it headed into downtown, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officers have a possible suspect, according to police.

COLLISIONS

• A 58-year-old Yakima man on a motorcycle traveled approximately 100 feet down a steep embankment off Skate Creek Road South near Packwood on Saturday afternoon after hitting a rough patch on the road and losing control. He suffered head and chest pain and was being tended to by aid when deputies arrived about 2:30 p.m. to the area near milepost 14, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses traveling behind him said they observed no erratic driving so no enforcement action was taken, according to the sheriff’s office. His 2000 Harley Davidson was described as totaled.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported today the 23-year-old Centralia woman whose car became wedged  beneath the trailer of a parked 18-wheeler on Sunday at the 600 block of Reynolds Avenue in Centralia said she had been sick and fell asleep, causing her to leave the roadway, hit a deep ditch and become airborne. The driver sustained a possible broken eye socket and possible concussion, according to the sheriff’s office. She was cited for wheels off the road and driving with a suspended license, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CRIME STOPPERS

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers and Chehalis police are hoping someone recognizes a security video image of a heavyset balding man who walked into Wal-Mart about 1 a.m. on May 9 and broke into a jewelry case with some kind of tool and stole 17 assorted rings. He exited the store and drove away in a dark colored two-door car, according to Crime Stoppers. The loss is reported as $4,224. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, obstructing, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, vicious cat, dogs left alone inside vehicles … and more.

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Police are looking for tips as to the identity of this man suspected of breaking into a jewelry case at Wal-Mart in Chehalis early in the morning on May 9.

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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Updated at 10:02 p.m.

RUBBER RAFT DUMPS PASSENGERS INTO COWLITZ RIVER

• Firefighters were called to a boating accident in the Cowlitz River in Toledo yesterday evening when a lightweight inflatable raft hit something in the water and popped. There were several people that went in the water and two girls ages 11 and 8 were plucked out, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. Fire Chief Grant Wiltbank said he understood they put their craft in upstream from the bridge over state Route 505 and one man helped on of the girls near the bridge and another man caught the second girl as she floated downstream. It could have been a deadly incident if not for the life jackets the children were wearing, according to Wiltbank. Below the surface of the river, the currents can run in all different directions, and bends in rivers often hold downed trees, the branches of which act as a strainer and can rip rafts up, he said. “Even though on the surface it looks like it’s moving slow at times, it’s extremely powerful underneath,” he said. One man who had been in the water was really cold and needed to get warmed up so he was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Lewis County Medic One.

UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT

• A 25-year-old Morton resident was arrested for unlawful imprisonment after an incident on Friday that went on for about three hours at the 600 block of state Route 7 outside Morton. Deputies called about 7 p.m. after his 18-year-old girlfriend finally got away were told he didn’t want her to leave, called her names, threw things, stepped in front of her and threatened to cut his own throat, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said Jonathan J. Kaye began cutting on himself and when the young woman finally ran to her car and fled, he chased her down state Route 508. Kaye was subsequently located and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

ANGRY EX-BOYFRIEND ARRESTED

• A 23-year-old Winlock man was arrested after he reportedly barged into a home and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and his longtime friend on Friday morning at the 100 block of Allman Road in Winlock. Sean M. Riley allegedly threw a television to the floor and stomped on it and slashed tires on the two victim’s vehicles before leaving, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called about 9:30 a.m. learned the young woman got a next door neighbor to break up the fight, according to the sheriff’s office. Riley was subsequently located and booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, malicious mischief and burglary, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CENTRALIA HOME BURGLARIZED

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning someone made off with a vintage watch, broach and pocket watch, a handgun and numerous other valuables totaling about $4,000 from a home on the 100 block of Blanchard Road in Centralia last Wednesday. The resident called 911 about  3 p.m. when she returned home and found her belonging thrown around, according to the sheriff’s office. A dog track was conducted and it appeared someone left on an ATV, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

PURSE SNATCHING

• An Onalaska woman turned her back on her shopping cart as she loaded up her vehicle outside Wal-Mart and someone walking by took her purse, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer responding about 5 p.m. on Saturday learned from surveillance video it was a white male in his 20s driving a green four-door passenger car with a small spoiler, according to police.

FRAUD

• Morton police were contacted on Thursday by a resident who discovered someone had stolen checks from her purse, forged her name and cashed them in the amount of about $260. The case is still under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

SNOOZING IN THE BUSHES

• A 51-year-old homeless man was arrested yesterday morning for trespassing after he was found sleeping in the bushes, with empty beer cans, at a convalescent home in Centralia. Keith A. Smith is from Centralia and has been told by the owners and police he may not go to Cooks Hill Manor, except to visit his girlfriend, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer called just before 11 a.m. to the location on the 2000 block of Cooks Hill Road booked Smith into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DOG BITES

• First responders were called about 10:40 p.m. yesterday by law enforcement to an area near milepost 63 and Interstate 5 near Winlock and Toledo for an individual with multiple dog bites. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said it sent its K-9 to  conduct a track to assist troopers following a hit and run incident, in connection with a 29-year-old Longview man. Further details were not readily available. The patient was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

PETS PERISH IN RV FIRE

• Two small dogs died from smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in a fifth-wheel trailer being used as a home in the Doty-Dryad area on Saturday morning. Lewis County Fire District 16 Chief Greg Feuchter said no one was home at the time and there was smoke damage throughout with heavy fire damage to the front of the trailer.

TRAILER OF HAY IGNITES ON HIGHWAY

• Firefighters were called about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday when a large load of hay bales on a flatbed trailer caught fire while being pulled down U.S. Highway 12 just east of Mary’s Corner near Larmon Road. Nobody was hurt; the man, woman and children pulled over after noticing the trailer was on fire, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. Firefighter Brad Bozarth said one lane of the highway was closed for about 20 minutes and the other for roughly three hours while crews doused the smoldering pile of hay. He estimated there were about 200 bales. The bed of the Ford F250 pickup burned, but not the cab, he said.

COLLISIONS

• A motorcycle rider from Sequim was injured yesterday when he slowed for freeway traffic yesterday in Chehalis and had to lay his bike down to avoid slamming into the back of a car. Troopers and aid called about 1:15 p.m. to the northbound lanes near Labree Road found Eric T. Thomas separated from his his bike and then slid as much as 30 feet on the roadway, according to responders. “He was wearing protective gear so that saved a lot of road rash,” Chehalis Fire Department Capt. Ted McCarty said. Thomas, 50, had a hurt shoulder and facial laceration, according to McCarty. He was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical center in Seattle, primarily because they couldn’t be sure if he had internal injuries, according to McCarty. He was to be issued a citation for speed too fast for conditions, according to Washington State Patrol. His 1998 Honda GL 1500 was damaged, according to the state patrol.

• A woman escaped with small cuts from broken glass when she wrecked her car on the 600 block of Reynolds Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon, coming to rest wedged partially beneath the trailer of a parked 18-wheeler. She had left the roadway and hit a culvert, according to Riverside Fire Authority. “She was able to back out and was standing outside when we got there,” Fire Capt. Erik Olson said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants,  trespass, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, providing false statement, failure to transfer vehicle title; responses for alarms, disputes, possible fraud, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, violation of protection order, dogs or children left alone inside vehicles in parking lots, noisy kids on playground after 10 p.m. … and more.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

ASSAULT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 500 block of West Roanoke Street regarding an infant child possibly assaulted by its parent. Further details were not readily available, but police say the case remains under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report on Friday afternoon from the 300 block of North Tower Avenue from a female who said she was assaulted by her former boss. The situation is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAD DAD

• A 38-year-old Centralia man looking for his runaway daughter was arrested last night after he allegedly let himself into a home on the 200 block of Tilley Avenue in Centralia and confronted the residents there. Officers called about 9:35 p.m. were told Aaron K. Shelton demanded to know where the girl was, threatened to hurt the individuals if they stood in his way of finding her and refused to leave, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shelton was booked into the into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to police.

BREAK-IN

• Centralia police called just before midnight about a possible burglary at a vacant building on the 600 block of North Tower Avenue ended up arresting a 26-year-old man from Kelso when he was found with numerous unspecified items he admitted taking, according to the Centralia Police Department. Daniel J. Phillips was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 10 a.m. on Friday regarding a stolen red 1998 Volkswagen Jetta from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. The car was taken sometime between 2:45 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. It has a license plate of AOJ 1739, according to police.

BROKEN

• Centralia police took a report about 2:15 a.m. today of a window getting broken on a vehicle at the 300 block of West Plum Street.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A man who recently finished his prison term for a sex offense agreed to be locked up at the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island instead of going through a trial in Lewis County Superior Court. The civil trial for Jerry Mullins began and ended on the same day a week ago Friday, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. Prosecutors from the attorney general’s sexually violent predator unit were fighting to prevent Mullins’ release to the community, originally scheduled for June, according to a spokesperson for the office. Mullins, now 40 years old, was convicted about 25 years ago of of rape of a child in the first degree and statutory rape in the first degree. In 2008, he was convicted of an additional sex offense involving a child, according to spokesperson Alison Dempsey-Hall. He had been temporarily confined at the center, according to Dempsey-Hall. In a news release this past week, Dempsey-Hall said that on July 18, Mullins agreed to a stipulated order acknowledging he met the definition of a sexually violent predator. Since 1990, in Washington state, individuals can be locked back up – after serving their criminal sentence – indefinitely under the involuntary civil commitment law.

WRECK

• A motorcycle rider was hospitalized yesterday afternoon following a collision with a vehicle at North Pearl Avenue and Sixth Street in Centralia. Police called just after 3 p.m. report he was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital where he was treated and has been released.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, obstruction, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor theft,  misdemeanor assault, reckless driving; responses for violation of protection order, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, July 25th, 2014

LIFESAVERS AT WORK

• Chehalis Fire Department Chief Rob Gebhart is giving credit to a man’s co-workers for helping save his life yesterday. Firefighters called about 4:45 p.m. to an office on the 1500 block of North National Avenue found them doing CPR on an individual Gebhart guessed was in his 60s. They took over, then medics performed further treatment and the patient had his own pulse by the time he was loaded up in an ambulance, Gebhart said. Initiating CPR right away is critical in such cases, he said. “If there’s CPR going on when we get there, we know we have a pretty good chance,” he said. The man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.

CHASE THEN CRASH

• A police pursuit that began at Denny’s restaurant in Chehalis ended when the vehicle the wanted subject was driving crashed into a guard rail a few miles south at exit 71 of Interstate 5 yesterday. Keith J. Rose, 37, from Chehalis, fled on foot but was caught in a field about 200 yards away, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It began around 12:30 p.m. when deputies got information Rose was waiting for his girlfriend outside the Law and Justice Center in Chehalis and was subsequently found at the eatery at exit 76, according to the sheriff’s office. When confronted, Rose sped out of the parking lot, with deputies behind him, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with what he said severe pain to his chest and back and will be booked into the Lewis County Jail upon his release, Brown said. He was wanted for outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants, she said.

POLICE: WOMAN HITS POLICE OFFICER

• A 33-year-old woman being escorted with her child by an officer from a residence where she was no longer wanted allegedly struck the officer and was arrested for third-degree assault last night. Police were called about 11:30 p.m. to the 400 block of North Oak Street and ended up booking Misty C. Crossland into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BRASS KNUCKLES

• Chehalis police called about 10:40 p.m. yesterday about an argument between a man and a woman at the 600 block of West Main Street ended up jailing them both. An arriving officer saw 21-year-old Kevin Hinzpeter of Centralia drop a backpack and a pair of brass knuckles, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Cimmarron Bale-Fooks, 19, from Olympia, was arrested for being in violation of a no contact order regarding Hinzpeter, Bailey said. Because she initially gave the officer false names, she was also booked for that, Bailey said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report this morning of two windows broken out of a vehicle parked at a home on the 3200 block of Russell Road. Officers have no suspect information, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• The Lewis County Coroner’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the owner of a box containing cremated remains which was discovered earlier this month at the dump. The box made of dark wood was found on July 10 at the Centralia Transfer Station, according to Coroner Warren McLeod. It is secured with a screw on the bottom, but there are no markings, names or tags with it, he said. McLeod said he assumes it may have been discarded by someone who did not know what was inside and that a family would want them back. Anyone with information can call 360-740-1376.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, stolen bicycle, collision on city street, suspicious circumstances  … and more.

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Wood box found at Centralia garbage transfer station on July 10, 2014.

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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Updated at 1:07 p.m.

POLICE: MAN IN WHEELCHAIR ACCOSTED

• A 47-year-old homeless man was jailed last night for disorderly conduct after he allegedly threatened to beat up a man in a wheelchair. Officers called about 8:30 p.m. to the parking lot at Country Cousin on the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue were told by Wesley A. Lamp he was upset because the 38-year-old man piloting the power wheel chair ran into him and knocked him to the ground, according to the Centralia Police Department. Witnesses didn’t see that, but they did see Lamp standing over the man and grabbing at the orange flag on the back of the chair, and hear him say he would rip the man’s head off his shoulders, Officer John Panco said. The 38-year-old said he was not assaulted, but did have to push the subject away, Panco said. Lamp was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

POLICE: WOMAN PUNCHES DOC OFFICER

• A 21-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested yesterday at the Department of Corrections office in Chehalis as when she was being taken back into custody, she reportedly punched a DOC officer in the face. Police called about 11:45 a.m. to the office at the Lewis County Mall arrested Nicole J.J. Duff for third-degree assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They were told she slipped and was injured, so she was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be medically cleared before being booked into the Lewis County Jail, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 6 o’clock this morning regarding a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of Marion Street.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning on two vehicle prowls in the same neighborhood in which only about $200 worth of items were stolen. But, after the overnight thefts in the 200 block of Alderbrook Drive, outside Chehalis, here’s what’s missing: house key, mailbox key, two remote garage door openers and two remote gate openers, as well as reading glasses and a flashlight, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened sometime after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and before 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

WRECKS

• A 29-year-old Centralia woman told police she lost control of the back end of her 1995 Chevrolet Camaro as she took a corner at the 700 block of South Gold Street last night. There was lots of broken glass but no damage to the utility pole, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 76-year-old driver hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck yesterday on U.S. Highway 12 in Salkum has been treated and released. Troopers called about 12:45 p.m. to the area near milepost 76 found the eastbound Ford Ranger pickup ran into the ditch, and the rolled coming to rest upside down. The truck was totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol. Lynn W. Warnstadt was injured and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol. The investigating trooper reports an unspecified medical issue caused the wreck.

• A 16-year-old boy was transported to Morton General Hospital after his bicycle was struck by a Lincoln Towncar as he crossed U.S. Highway 12 at Mossyrock earlier today. Troopers and firefighters called about 10:40 a.m. found the bicycle was southbound onto Williams Street and the sedan driven by a 74-year-old Randle man was westbound. Lewis County Fire District 3 Chief Doug Fosburg said others had already moved the teen to the side of the road when he arrived. The injuries are very minor, Fosburg said. “He was almost across and it hit the back tire on the left side,” he said. “It was more of a clip.” The damage to the car and to the bike was little enough the state patrol described it as non reportable. Domonic M. Holmes, a Mossyrock resident, failed to stop at the red light before crossing the highway, according to the Washington State Patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions on city streets, suspicious circumstances, report of small child left alone in vehicle that turned out to be unfounded  … and more.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

KNIFE THREAT

• A 34-year-old man was arrested this morning after he allegedly suggested he might stab a clerk who asked him to leave the Texaco station on the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia. Officers called about 6 a.m. learned the clerk wanted Terry L. Bryan to get off the premises because he was bothering customers, according to the Centralia Police Department. When the clerk approached him, Bryan reportedly reached toward his pocket and asked, “Do you want to get stabbed?” Officer John Panco said. Bryan walked away but was subsequently located and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to Panco. He had a pocket knife with him, he said.

AUTO THEFT

• A 24-year-old Centralia woman working at Wal-Mart called 911 about 4:25 a.m. when she discovered her car was no longer in the parking lot. An officer responding to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue learned she had last seen it a about 2 a.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. The stolen blue 1997 Dodge Neon may have been stopped by a trooper in the Olympia area about 3:30 a.m., but police are still waiting to learn more about the traffic stop, detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said.

STOLEN CHAINSAW

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of Martin Road in Glenoma where a Stihl MS311 chainsaw had been stolen from a shed.It disappeared sometime since last Thursday,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The item has a serial number of 283428601, according to the sheriff’s office.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday morning by a 46-year-old Kelso man who discovered someone used his stolen credit card at two locations in town, according to the Centralia Police Department. A charge of $150 was made in one case and in another, the transaction was rejected, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl on Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue in Chehalis.

DRUGS

• A 23-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday following an ongoing investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. Alfredo Mendoza Martinez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer John Panco.

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION

• Firefighters were called about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to property on the 1400 block of Airport Road Northwest where a pile of grass was smoldering. They hosed it down, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Fire Capt. Kevin Curfman said it had heated up and ignited on its own the way compost would.

VEHICLE VERSUS BICYCLE

• Police and firefighters were called yesterday at noon to the intersection of Rock Street and Centralia College Boulevard when a man on a bicycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle. He was treated at the scene and then released by aid personnel, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions on city streets, suspicious circumstances; complaint of cars speeding up and down neighborhood street … and more.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

SHERIFF: HUSBAND BUSTS INTO WIFE’S HOME, ATTACKS HER AND COMPANION

• A 40-year-old Winlock man was arrested overnight after he allegedly kicked in a back door where his estranged wife lives in Ethel overnight and punched her in the face knocking her to the ground and attacked her male companion as well. Deputies called about 2:45 a.m. to the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 12 learned of the incident and found the 50-year-old Centralia man ended up with a goose egg and a bruised eye, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, Kayne M. Garrison, was found by a trooper in Winlock, according to the sheriff’s office. Garrison was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, harassment and other offenses, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CAMPSITE BUSTED

• A Kawasaki 250 motorcycle stolen earlier this month in Mossyrock was discovered, along with some marijuana starts at a campsite off a logging road on property belonging to Port Blakeley Tree Farms yesterday. Deputies traveled up Forest Service Road 3030 and found a trailer and the other items after being alerted the day before by security personnel of the property owner, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. While they were there, a van pulled up and one person ran off but 39-year-old Shirlene M. Thrall was arrested, because a purse sitting on a step contained several bindles of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Her companion, Joe P. Padrick, 33, called deputies later and said he planned to make things right with the owner of the motorbike and would be turning himself in, Brown said. Thrall was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Both are from Mossyrock, according to Brown.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called last night by a Kelso man who discovered his stolen credit card appeared to have been used at Wal-Mart in Chehalis. Police will try to track it down, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• A go-kart was reported stolen yesterday from the 1000 block of Mellen Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police were called about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of West Fourth Street about a chainsaw missing from a garage. A person of interest has been identified, according to the centralia Police Department.

• Someone called Centralia police yesterday to say their jacket and cell phone were stolen on Saturday night from a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, protection order violation, misdemeanor theft; responses for alarms, disputes, stolen bicycle, stolen credit card, collision on city streets, suspicious circumstances, minor injury accident on gravel road, small bark fire, female screaming at little children, dog left inside parked vehicle … and more.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Updated at 6:41 p.m.

BARK PLANT FIRE EXTINGUISHED

• Firefighters were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when fire broke out at a bark dust mill at the end of Central Boulevard in Centralia. Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Tim Adolphsen said it was inside the auger system of the Willamette Valley Company’s structure and was fairly mild in terms of how long crews were on scene extinguishing it. “It should be minimal damage,” Adolphsen said.

ONALASKA HOME BURGLARY

• Someone broke into a home on the 1800 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska and stole a 55-television, jewelry and other valuables totaling about $4,100 sometime between Friday and yesterday while the residents were away, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CHEHALIS GARAGE BURGLARY

• A 53-year-old Chehalis man called police about 11 a.m. yesterday to report someone got into his garage in the early morning hours and stole a new $1,000 Mathews compound bow and an $800 set of four Toyo tires. It happened at the 1800 block of Snively Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MORTON BUSINESS BURGLARY

• Morton police say they are investigating a break-in to a business on the 100 block of Westlake Avenue reported last Thursday in which someone during the previous two days stole a digital camera from the lost and found and about $68 in cash, which was mostly coins.

WRONG LICENSE PLATES

• A driver of unknown age and unknown hometown was arrested for third-degree possession of stolen property when during a traffic stop a deputy discovered the license plates on his vehicle were stolen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 6 p.m. on Friday at the 700 block of Leonard Road and when Joseph A. Vezirian was pulled over, he told the deputy he knew they didn’t belong on the vehicle but someone named Jen had given them to him, according to the sheriff’s office. The plates belonged to an Onalaska woman; Vezirian was cited and then released, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE WINLOCK

• A 27-year-old Winlock man was arrested on Saturday after his wife’s boyfriend reported he had held her against her will at her home. Police contacted the couple separately who said earlier in the day he had put his hands on her shoulders and told her she couldn’t leave until they talked, according to charging documents. Robert M. Sutton told the officer they are going through a divorce, had a little argument and he was frustrated. Sutton was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today with unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault. Sutton, who has an honorable service record and last worked as a contractor in Afghanistan, is collecting unemployment benefits and attending college, defense attorney Bob Schroeter told a judge this afternoon. The judge agreed he could be released on a $5,000 signature bond.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE CHEHALIS

• A 35-year-old Chehalis man was arrested and jailed after his wife said he arrived at her house on Friday afternoon, yelled at her and threatened to kill her. A deputy called to the 100 block of Johnson Place about 2:45 p.m. learned there was a court order prohibiting Bert A. Holmes from going there and he was located several hours later and arrested for residential burglary, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  Holmes was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with that, as well as with felony harassment and violation of a no-contact order. Because the construction worker has a misdemeanor assault from earlier this month pending in district court involving the same victim, prosecutors asked he remain held on $25,000 bail. Judge James Lawler set bail at $100,000.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTRALIA

• The man arrested over the weekend after allegedly partially entering a Centralia home through a window and assaulting a female inside was ordered held today on $500,000 bail. Juan E. Mejia, 32, of Centralia, was dating the woman briefly he’d known for several years; she ended the relationship and he didn’t want the relationship to end, according to charging documents. The documents say after he kept calling, texting and showing up to see her, she got a temporary protection order a week ago. The documents allege that on Friday night, she awoke to knocking on her bedroom window on George Anthony Lane, and when she got up, Mejia slid the window open. She screamed for her son to get her father and struck Mejia and he struck her back, splitting open her lip, according to charging documents. “He said he loved her, that he would kill her, and that he loved her,” charging documents state. He fled when her father arrived with a pool cue and he was arrested the following day, according to authorities. Mejia has been restrained by 13 prior no-contact orders and has five prior domestic violence felonies, Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Joely O’Rourke told a judge when she asked for the high bail. Mejia is charged with first-degree burglary and violation of a court order.

YOGI BEAR ON THE LOOSE?

• Morton police were called after last weekend to Gust Backstrom Park by campers who said after they went to bed, someone got into their cooler and stole $50 worth of unspecified contents. And yesterday morning, another individual reported while they were away from the park, their three coolers full of food and beverages were taken.

PARACHUTER HURT IN TOLEDO

• Lewis County Fire District 2 Chief Grant Wiltbank said Toledo area firefighters were called just after 4:30 p.m. yesterday when a parachuter collided with a tree as she landed about a half mile west of the airport. The woman in her 20s came to rest in a sitting position about eight inches off the  ground, suspended by her parachute which was tangled in the tree, Wiltbank said. She wasn’t knocked unconscious, but suffered injuries that were serious but not life threatening, he said. She was flown by AirLift Northwest to a regional trauma center, according to the chief.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, report about scam phone call, rear end collisions on city streets, rollover accident on county road, dogs left inside parked vehicles … and more.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014

UNRULY WITH POP CAN

• A 38-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday evening after allegedly throwing a full can of soda into traffic on Harrison Avenue near View Street and refusing to cooperate with police regarding the infraction. Willard Scott was cited and then released about 7:30 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

WANTED MAN FOUND

• A 32-year-old man wanted for allegedly entering a Centralia home through a window and assaulting a female inside late Friday night was located yesterday and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Juan E. Mejia was arrested for  first-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A judge disregarded a prosecutor’s recommendation an 18-year-old Chehalis resident should get 24 months in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from relatives and sent him away for five years. Dillan G. Gleason was arrested on April 10 after a burglary at his grandparents home 100 block of Alderwood Drive where he also reportedly lived. He pleaded guilty pursuant to an agreement and when he was sentenced in Lewis County Superior Court, the judge heard from his grandmother she believed there was close to $300,000 cash from her lottery winnings in a safe that went missing. Another relative who said Gleason stole thousands of dollars worth of alcohol told the judge he could not believe it when Gleason was the one arrested, but concluded since, that it was only the first time he’d gotten caught. Defense attorney Chris Baum conceded his client made grave errors in judgement and there were large amounts of money involved over the time period, but noted Gleason had not been in trouble before and asked he be sentenced as a first-time offender to zero to 90 days in jail. Baum said Gleason has a drinking problem. “He didn’t drink it all up, but he drank and he gambled some of it away,” Baum said. “We talked and he doesn’t remember; he’s a young guy who needs help.” Baum said his client had already signed back over $57,000 from a trust. Judge Richard Brosey on Friday responded by saying it was not a typical burglary and theft, it was a major economic crime. Because Gleason had pleaded guilty to the aggravating factor of a violation of trust, Brosey could have given him 10 years, but he gave him five.

• A pre-trial hearing for a 31-year-old man accused of continuing to head up a Lewis County-based drug trafficking organization primarily of Oxycodone from behind prison walls ended with the prosecutor dropping one of the two counts of leading organized crime and several gross misdemeanors. Forrest E. Amos, formerly of Napavine and Chehalis, was charged with 43 offenses after he was released from prison late last year. Defense attorney Don Blair and Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead went before a judge on Friday to deal with various issues before the Aug. 25 trial. Blair argued the state should have to split the case into two cases and hold two trials, one for Amos’s alleged activities before he went to prison and a second for his supposed activities while locked up. Judge Richard Brosey disagreed with Blair’s reasoning, but Halstead said he was filing a new “information” with just 36 counts instead of 43. He didn’t say why. Amos was additionally charged last month with four counts of intimidating a witness for allegedly hatching a plan from inside jail to get supporters to hurt or intimidate witnesses against him. Prosecutors allege he used the guise of legal mail to “continue his criminal intentions without detection”. Amos remains held in the Lewis County Jail on $1 million bail.

LITTLE WILDFIRE

• Firefighters were called about 12:35 p.m. yesterday to extinguish a grass fire along Interstate 5 near the northbound onramp at Harrison Avenue in Centralia. it grew to about 100 feet by 200 feet, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for collision on city street, window broken out of a vehicle, clothing stolen from business … and more.

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

BRUSH FIRES IGNITE IN BUCODA, ROCHESTER

• Members of six fire departments were joined by crews with the state Department of Natural Resources yesterday when a four to six acre fire broke out in Bucoda. Crews were called around 4 p.m. to an area near Tono and Ohop roads, on timber property owned by Green Diamond Resources previously clearcut and then about two years ago replanted with seedlings, according to Bucoda Fire Department Assistant Chief Robert Gordon. It was not threatening any homes, Gordon said. As many as 75 firefighters were on the scene and it was contained when he left about 8 p.m., Gordon said. “The winds were five to seven miles per hour, and that’s probably what saved the fire from getting any bigger than it did,” he said. DNR planned to sit on the fire overnight and are conducting mop up today, according to Gordon. The incident followed another the day before in Rochester when about an acre and a half of scotch broom and brush caught fire, along with a fence and a shed at the 9000 block of 173rd Avenue Southwest. Gordon said his chief and about eight other individuals with the fire departments from Tenino to Gibson Valley are currently in Eastern Washington assisting with the large wildfires over there.

POLICE: MAN CRAWLS THROUGH WINDOW

• Centralia police say they are looking for Juan E. Mejia after an incident just before midnight in which he allegedly entered a residence through a window and assaulted the female inside. It happened at the 400 block of George Anthony Lane, according top police. Mejia, of Centralia, is 32 years old and wanted for first-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE: MAN ASSAULTS MOM

• A 30-year-old Centralia man is being sought by police after breaking into a home on the 300 block of East Magnolia Street in Centralia and assaulting his mother. Officers responding about 5:45 p.m. yesterday say Isaiah M. Davis is wanted for first-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday after a resident on the 1100 block of Ham Hill Road in Centralia returned home and found someone had broken in. Several items are missing and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PILLS MISSING

• Medication was reported stolen yesterday from the 900 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia and from the 1100 block of West Chestnut Street.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a Pioneer stereo from an unlocked vehicle parked at the 1200 block of Royal Avenue in Centralia during the night, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responded just before 10 a.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue where several vehicles got their windows shot out with a pellet gun during the night.

BUMMING CIGARETTES

• Four people were arrested yesterday after they reportedly harassed a male as he walked down a Centralia street with his small children yesterday evening. Officers responding about 6:45 p.m. to the area of East Locust and South Buckner streets say the male was approached and asked for a cigarette, then threatened when they did not like the way in which they were told no. According to Centralia police, Dustin J. Scott, 31 of Bay City, was booked for obstructing as well as a felony warrant and Richard A. James, 20 of Centralia, was booked for several outstanding warrants. After police left, two others allegedly went back to the individual and began threatening him again, so, booked for disorderly conduct were Jalab L. Browing, 20 of Centralia and Tyler A. Reeves, 21 of Raymond, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CROSSING ARM BREAKS WINDSHIELD

• Centralia police responded about 2:55 p.m. yesterday to the area near East Maple Street and the train tracks after a driver attempted to cross the tracks as the crossing arm was coming down. It broke the windshield and the driver was cited for failing to yield to the arm, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION

• A pickup truck and a car were totaled and the driver of the car was hospitalized when the pickup truck traveled into the oncoming lane yesterday evening on state Route 508 about three miles from Interstate 5. Brittney N. Dickinson, 18, from Winlock, was westbound when she drifted to the right, over corrected and crossed the centerline running into a 1993 Toyota Camry, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called about 7:25 p.m. found the pickup on its side and cited Dickinson for improper lane travel, according to the state patrol. The car’s driver, Bruce A. Hood, 63, of Onalaska, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the investigating trooper.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for driving under the influence; responses for bicycle stolen, collision on city street … and more.

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

MOTORCYCLE MISSING

• A 42-year-old Toledo man who was spending time at a river returned to a parking area at the 100 block of Highway 603 last night to find his 2010 Harley Davidson Fatboy was no longer there. This is the Willapa Hills Trail crossing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime after 7 p.m. and before 8:54 p.m. and the loss is $12,977, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown asks anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s office or Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

GARAGE THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, someone got into a garage on the 200 block of Bowen Road outside Mossyrock and stole about $1,800 worth of items including a 6HP Yamaha outboard motor, a shop vacuum and a Craftsman toolbox with tools.

SHED THEFT

• A deputy took a report yesterday from a 94-year-old Centralia man on the 2000 block of Graf Road that someone got into his locked garden shed and stole his chainsaw sometime between March 1 and July 1.

MOWER MISSING

• A black Craftsman lawnmower was stolen during the night from the 100 block of Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday.

HANDBAG GONE

• Police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday regarding a purse getting stolen after it was left behind at a business on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT

• Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown reported this morning that a 52-year-old Winlock man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and violating a court order at the 300 block of Hawkins Road in Winlock. Rodney Dewolf was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday, according to the jail’s roster.

DRUGS

• Lewis County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 37-year-old Chehalis man in connection with a search conducted about 6 a.m. yesterday at the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Corey D. Hamilton had allegedly sold methamphetamine to someone associated with the sheriff’s special investigations unit, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Evidence confiscated from the home and some found in Hamilton’s vehicle could lead to further charges, according to Brown. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. The investigation is ongoing, she said.

VANDALISM

• Someone vandalized a motorcycle’s radiator and an air conditioner at the 1100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, protection order violation obstructing a public servant, a pair of 17-year-old boys for having marijuana and unopened beer containers in their vehicle; responses for alarm, disputes, threatening phone call from the IRS, panting dog left alone inside parked vehicle … and more.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

• A Thurston County resident reported she was assaulted by her husband last night as they were driving along Harrison Avenue through Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Since her statement was given to a Thurston deputy after she arrived home, local police don’t yet have information about the incident, according to a department spokesperson.

BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a theft of approximately $3,000 worth of valuables from a residence at the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel. Among the items taken sometime since the day before were a generator, an air compressor, a television and an empty guns safe, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TRAIN PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the area at Northwest West Street and State Avenue where someone tried to steal the batteries from a caboose. A heavy-gauge cable was cut, the compartment was left open and the large container of batteries was removed but left behind, likely because it was very heavy, according to police.

DRUGS

• An 18-year-old Toledo resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine about 5 o’clock today after a traffic stop in which he was found to be driving with a suspended license. An officer contacting Tavryn L. Lindsey turned up a smoking device under the driver’s seat, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VEHICLE VERSUS BUILDING

• Centralia police say they were called about 4:20 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Alder Street after a pickup truck hit a building. A department spokesperson said he didn’t think anyone was hurt and didn’t know anything further because the information was not filed in their regular reports.

WRECK

• Police and firefighters were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to a motorcycle accident at the 2600 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia in which the driver sustained what was described as minor road rash and an ankle injury.

WILDFIRE HELP FOR EASTERN WASH.

• One firefighter from Lewis County Fire District 5 took a water tender to Eastern Washington last night to help fight one of the wildfires burning over there and two others who had been there since last week were almost home when they were redeployed to the fire in Twisp, according to District 5 Firefighter Maria Kennedy. Two more firefighters left yesterday from West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, joining others from the south Thurston County fire department already in Eastern Washington. The Toledo Fire Department has two units over there as well.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for disputes, hit and run, collision on city street, misdemeanor theft, dog locked inside parked vehicle … and more.

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Updated at 6:14 p.m.

HIKING ACCIDENT

• A 27-year-old Portland man hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was retrieved by members of Packwood Search and Rescue yesterday after an injury sustained when he slipped on the edge of a snow field and fell about 50 feet. The hiker called 911 on his cell phone just before 5 o’clock yesterday morning and said it happened the evening before and he had made it back to his camp site planning to wait until morning then walk out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said the hiker found however he was in severe pain with a deep cut to his knee and realized he needed help. He was about two miles south of the White Pass Ski Area, Aust said. A sheriff’s office Search and Rescue coordinator and others brought the injured hiker down a ski lift and he was taken to the hospital by friends, according to Aust.

THEFT

• Centralia police responded about 10 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue to a report someone left the store with a cart-full of unpaid for groceries loaded them into a vehicle and drove away.

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday of money stolen from a business on Southwest Chehalis Avenue. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 41-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for third-degree theft after she was allegedly seen taking mail from a mailbox on the 2100 block of Southwest Salsbury Avenue in Chehalis. An officer responding about 8 p.m. booked  Cynthia Davis into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Winlock man was arrested for possession of suspected methamphetamine following a traffic stop about 4:30 a.m. today near the 300 block of South Market Street in Chehalis. Nicolas E. Dodrill was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THE WAL-MART BEAT

• Chehalis police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday to a report of a male hitting his child outside of Wal-Mart. An officer found no injury to the child and viewed video of the incident, concluding the individual did nothing criminal, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The child was acting out and was being given a “time out”, detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said.

• Chehalis police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to a report of a male hitting his child outside of Wal-Mart. An officer was unable to locate the pair, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OUCH

• Aid was called to Safeway in Centralia yesterday afternoon when an individual with a seriously cut hand came inside to get help. Someone had bought a beverage for the homeless man and when he tried to open in the parking lot by smashing it on the curb, he cut his right hand, Riverside Fire Authority Firefighter-paramedic Jennifer Ternan said. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, she said.

COLLISIONS

• Centralia police were called about 12:25 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Harrison Avenue where a vehicle reportedly hit a dog and then backed up striking a vehicle and the drove away.

• A motorcyclist was hospitalized after slamming into the driver’s side of a mini van he said pulled out in front of him on the 3200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon. “He estimated he was going 40 to 50 mph, northbound,” Riverside Fire Authority Firefighter-paramedic Jennifer Ternan said. Responders called about 5:20 p.m. found the 40-year-old patient was wearing a helmet, but he sustained serious injuries to his chest and neck, Ternan said. Nobody in the van was hurt, she said. The 63-year-old Centralia woman driving the van was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way and not having auto insurance, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief; responses for alarms, dispute, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, hit and run, collision on city street, rollover accident off county road, dog locked inside parked vehicle, vehicle getting “egged”; complaints of barking dog, noisy neighbors … and more.

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CORRECTION: The item regarding the collision between the van and the motorcycle has been updated to reflect the correct age of the van’s driver.