Updated at 11:04 a.m.
POLICE: MATH AVOIDING CHILD PULLS TEACHER’S HAIR
• An officer was called to Washington Elementary School on Field Avenue in Centralia about 10:15 a.m. yesterday after a student allegedly pulled his teacher’s hair and tried to kick her. The 11-year-old boy reportedly did not want to do math work, according to the Centralia Police Department. The child was turned over to his parent and a case for fourth-degree assault is being forwarded to prosecutors, according to police. The teacher’s injuries were non-life- threatening, police report.
PAIR CITED FOR FIGHTING
• Centralia responded to an approximately 6:15 p.m. call yesterday to the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue where they arrested two people for fighting in public. Cited and then released were Nicholas A. Richart, 35 of Centralia; and Synthia L. Barnes, 20 of Morton, according to the Centralia Police Department. Barnes was additionally cited for minor in possession-consumption of alcohol, according to police.
FIREARMS TAKEN IN BREAK-IN
• Centralia police are investigating a residential burglary at the 1100 block of Long Road in which three handguns as well as electronics were reported stolen. An officer called to the home about 6:40 p.m. yesterday learned the missing firearms were a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 mm and two Ruger pistols, according to police.
NARCOTICS MISSING FROM BURGLARY
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that pain medication was stolen from a residence on the 3100 block of Ives Road sometime between Friday and yesterday. The victim said 104 Oxycodone pills disappeared while she was away from home for a few days, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Centralia police were called about 12:40 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of West Main Street to take a report of a theft of property through credit card fraud. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning regarding a vehicle stolen from the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue. Taken sometime during the night from in front of the owner’s home was a black 2003 Kia Spectra, according to the Centralia Police Department. The car has a license plate reading ABN 8729.
• At 1:12 p.m. yesterday, a resident at the 1000 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia called police to report signs had been stolen from their property, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• An individual called police about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to report their battery was stolen from their vehicle at the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia.
• Chehalis police called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a man sleeping in a car in a parking lot behind a business on the 600 block of South Market Boulevard ended up arresting the 33-year-old for possession of methamphetamine. Peter J. Herman, from Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Herman was initially arrested for an outstanding warrant and the suspect substance was located incident to that arrest, a department spokesperson said.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• A 36-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she allegedly tried to make a left turn in front of an oncoming car on Jackson Highway at Logan Hill Road south of Chehalis yesterday evening. Deputies responding at 6:20 p.m. found her unhurt but her Chevrolet Tahoe with major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 22-year-old driver of the totaled Acura Integra suffered from back and leg pain and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office. Chrystal Graham, 36, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.
• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment after a deputy responded last night to find a vehicle’s front end stuck in a ditch and the man staggering away up Big Hanaford Road with a 4-year-old girl on his shoulders, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy called just before 9 p.m. was advised the unoccupied truck at Tono Road was partially blocking the road and upon arrival, bystanders pointed out the man, according to the sheriff’s office. Nathaniel M. Bryce reportedly told the deputy he had drank one tall can of beer. Bryce was also arrested for third-degree driving with a suspended license, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, graffiti on a fence … and more, among 138 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6 a.m. today.