Updated at 4:13 p.m.
FIGHT OVER KNIFE
• Chehalis police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Market Boulevard where someone saw a dispute with a knife involving two young people. When they arrived they found a 19-year-old with a bleeding hand who said a 16-year-old girl with a knife said she was going to stab his tires and they struggled over the knife, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She had left, police said, but was subsequently located and arrested for fourth-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center. She told police it wasn’t a knife, it was her fingernails, a department spokesperson said.
WHAT THE HECK?
• A new arrival at the Lewis County Jail said she had no idea a glass pipe was even there when it fell from near her breast during a strip search on Saturday morning. Joanna M. Withrow, 29, had been booked into the Chehalis facility the night before for reasons the sheriff’s office did not specify, but after the smoking device field tested positive for meth, the Winlock woman was further arrested for possession of a narcotic by a prisoner, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Someone burglarized a home on the 900 block of B Street in Centralia, kicking in the front door and ransacking the place, according to a report made to police at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday.
• An individual called Chehalis police about 5 p.m. on Friday after discovering his garage door open and its door frame broken. Missing from the 700 block of Southwest McFadden Avenue was an air compressor, but it was found, damaged, laying in some brush on the next block, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A deputy took a report of stolen furniture from the 2100 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis in which someone stole two chaise lounges and a love seat from a furniture business. The loss is $379, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The items were removed from trucks where they stored sometime after 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 32-year-old Ashford resident was arrested for allegedly throwing a rock through the window of a car parked on the 1400 block of South Gold Street in Centralia as well as for shoplifting at South Tower Avenue last night. When officers responded about 9:45 p.m. they found Bryan R. Morford was intoxicated and had a similar rock in his pocket to the one found inside the vehicle earlier, according to police.
• A stolen red Honda was found on Friday afternoon at the 1300 block of Central Boulevard in Centralia. it was returned to its owner and police have no suspects, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took yet another report from a local individual who got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and demanding money. Police say it is a scam, and they encourage recipients of such calls to call the federal agency to try to confirm.
• Centralia police got call about 9:10 a.m. on Saturday from a male at the 800 block of Woodland Avenue who said someone slashed the tires on a rental truck he had just leased.
• Centralia police collected reports of gang-style graffiti discovered on Saturday, on the sides of the viaduct near Kresky Avenue, on a building at Woodland and Alder streets and on another building at the 300 block of East Summa Street.
• Chehalis police say it was a wiring issue that caused a car fire, in a vehicle which was occupied by a 5-year-old girl and parked on a city street. Firefighters and police called around 4 p.m. last Thursday to 400 block of North Prindle Street learned a passerby got the child out as the 2001 Ford Expedition filled with smoke, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The fire was extinguished but the flames melted the dashboard and broke the windshield, according to police. Thirty-two-year-old Chehalis resident Anthony C. Eckerson told police he’d gone into his workplace to get the little one something to eat and brought it out to her, and then had gone back inside to get her something to drink, police department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Eckerson was issued a criminal citation for leaving a minor child unattended in a vehicle, Bailey said.
• Centralia police responded to the 1300 block of Rose Street following an approximately 10 a.m. call yesterday regarding a hit and run. A 79-year-old Centralia man, Dennis L. Duncan, was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence as well as hit and run, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a single-vehicle, non-injury wreck in which a 16-year-old driver who was traveling too fast struck a guard rail and then came to rest on the railroad tracks outside of Chehalis is estimated to have cost BNSF $10,000. It happened about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Rogers Road just east of Shorey Road in a Saturn station wagon, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is from stopping rail traffic and conducting an inspection of the tracks, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The teen was issued citations for speeds too fast, no insurance and a learning permit violation, Brown said.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, trespassing, disorderly person, runaway juvenile, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, street racing on Kresky Avenue, drive-by eggings … and more.