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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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State Route 508, about five miles east of Interstate 5. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 1

WOMAN AIRLIFTED AFTER ROLLOVER CRASH ON SR 508

• A 51-year-old Onalaska woman is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at a Seattle hospital after a single-vehicle wreck on state Route 508 yesterday evening. Troopers and aid called about 5:40 p.m. to the scene near Gish Road found Donna Marker had been ejected from her car, a 2014 Ford Fusion that was described as totaled. She had been the only occupant in the vehicle, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. According to the Washington State Patrol, Marker was traveling eastbound when her car drifted into the opposite ditch, struck a power pole and rolled. Assistant Fire Chief Rhonda Volk said she understood the patient landed about 30 feet from the vehicle. Life flight was summoned because of suspected internal injuries, according to Volk. Marker was flown to Harbor Medical Center. The state patrol suspects alcohol or drugs were involved, according to the investigating trooper.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Someone broke into Balmelli Trucking just west of Chehalis and stole keys to all the vehicles as well as various tools, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  It happened sometime between Monday and Tuesday at the 100 block of Heden Road, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown reports.

HIT AND RUN

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of River Heights Road northwest of Centralia where a vehicle appeared to have missed a corner and drove into a fence, trees and brush before turning around in a field and hitting more of the fence and then driving away. Damaged was approximately 40 feet of  wood rail fence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A two-toned blue pickup truck was seen leaving the area, the sheriff’s office reports.

• Centralia police responded to a 1 p.m. call yesterday at the 1100 block of South Gold Street where a vehicle was said to have run into a business’s shrubbery and then drove away. It was described as a maroon colored Chevrolet Blazer, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A case involving a 17-year-old Chehalis boy is being referred to prosecutors for consideration of charges after his grandmother discovered suspected marijuana and pipes in his bedroom and called police yesterday morning.

CRIME STOPPERS

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a burglary to a shop building on the 400 block of Hart Road near Winlock in which more than $6,500 worth of auto parts an other items were stolen. It happened sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3, according to Crime Stoppers. Someone entered the building through a rollup door and made off with a 54-inch cut Troy-Bilt riding mower, a new red and black portable gas generator, two Ford radiators, two Motorcraft brand Ford Ranger bumpers, four TWW  18-inch tires-wheels as well as numerous other tires with wheels for Toyota, Ford and Dodge. 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 arrests for warrant, shoplifting, failure to transfer vehicle title, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances, windows broken, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

AUTO THEFT

• Reported stolen about 6:45 a.m. today from the 400 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was a silver 2001 Honda Civic. The victim stated the keys were in the car and it was unlocked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a break-in to a residence on the 100 block of Crescent Beach Drive in Packwood that took place between Nov. 15 and last Tuesday in which various tools and a riding mower were stolen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police were called about 10 a.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Lum Road regarding a burglary to a garage. Various tools were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 8:50 a.m. yesterday of a gas-powered scooter stolen from the 1100 block of F Street.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue regarding more than $1,200 charges made on a credit card that shouldn’t have been made.

GUN OFFENSES

• Spencer R. Barney, 26, of Centralia, was arrested about 8:25 p.m. yesterday for an outstanding warrant and being a felon in possession of  firearm, according to the Centralia Police Department. Barney was contacted along the 200 block of East Summa Street and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 31-year-old Olympia resident was arrested about 2 o’clock this morning at the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia for driving under the influence and possession of a stolen gun. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Byron T. Bullard, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was released without charges pending further investigation.

ENGINE FIRE

• A fire that started in the engine compartment of a car in the parking lot at Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday evening is believed to have begun in the electrical system, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters called about 5:30 p.m. to the 900 block of South Schueber Road extinguished the flames that were confined to the 1994 Ford Thunderbird, according to Capt. Erik Olson. The car’s owner was present and said she’d had some electrical problems, according to Olson.

DRIVING OFFENSES

• Police say a 24-year-old Centralia man fled from them on a motorcycle yesterday traveling through yards and on the railroad tracks to evade capture. It happened around 1:20 p.m. in the area of Downing Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Ronald A. Yeager Jr., is wanted for felony eluding, according to police.

• A 29-year-old Kelso man was injured when his car left the roadway off Interstate 5 this morning near Napavine, crossing the offramp at Rush Road and coming to rest in a grassy field. Chad R. Fredricks was traveling southbound and attempting a lane change when he wrecked, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers responding  about 6:24 a.m. describe his Subaru Legacy as totaled. The investigating trooper blamed inattention and reports Fredricks was to be cited for second-degree negligent driving. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disorderly person, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, request for an officer to remove a house guest who’s worn out his welcome,  request for an officer to get an ex-girlfriend to stop calling … and more.

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Monday, November 24th, 2014

CHILD ASSAULT

• A 33-year-old Centralia man was charged today with third-degree assault of a child, for allegedly shoving his 6-year-old daughter’s head into a wall, angry because she and her four siblings were talking and not just eating dinner quietly. When a police detective interviewed Aaron R.J. Zucati at his Centralia home, Zucati contended the hole in the wall next to the bench in the kitchen where he said his children ate their meals came from the child’s elbow when she was climbing off the table, according to charging documents. Court documents indicate the ongoing investigation by the Centralia Police Department began on Nov. 8, but place the date of the incident as sometime between Jan. 1, 2013 and Nov. 8, 2014. The documents note a parallel investigation is underway in Thurston County in which the same little girl received burns to her hand when Zucati’s current spouse allegedly forced it onto a hot stove, in his presence. Zucati was released from the Lewis County Jail on bail of $50,000 over the weekend. It’s not clear what day he was arrested. Lewis County Superior Court Judge RIchard Brosey decided this afternoon Zucati’s bail should remain at $50,000, and ordered he have no contact with his daughter. The judge told Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh it concerned him the initial report came from the lawyer representing Zucati’s ex-wife and suggested her office should look closely at the file in the current family court case involving the Zucatis. Zucati appeared with in court this afternoon with his lawyer, S. Tye Menser, of Olympia. His arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 4.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called at 8 a.m. yesterday about a van stolen by someone known to its owner from the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue. The green 2001 Chrysler has a license plate reading 568 XYS, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Police took a report from a Chehalis woman on Friday after she received notification her account at a credit union was overdrawn, a financial institution where she has no accounts. It appears someone used her name, her social security and her date of birth to open the account in Federal Way, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A Chehalis officer was forwarding the case to the law enforcement agency there, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were contacted on Friday afternoon about a bag of suspected marijuana that was discovered in the lobby of the DSHS office in the Lewis County Mall.

• A 57-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested on Saturday morning after she allegedly ran into two parked vehicles on the 300 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. Diana M. Aldrich admitted she had taken prescription medication and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with those two offenses and bail set at $10,000.

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on a warrant  on Friday. Cruz D. Chamberlain was contacted about 9 p.m. as he walking in the middle of the road at the 1400 block of Salzer Valley Road, wearing all black, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Material found in small vial with him field tested positive for meth, according to the sheriff’s office. Chamberlain was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Chamberlain was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with possession and his bail set at $15,000.

WRECK

• A motorist was airlifted from Winlock High School after a single-vehicle collision on Saturday night along the 800 block of Nevil Road. Firefighters called just after 10 p.m. found bystanders had put out a small engine fire and the driver was out and standing on the side of the road, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said because of possible head or internal injuries, they decided the man should be transported to a hospital with a more advanced level of care. Jacobson said he believed the helicopter took the patient to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, in Vancouver.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, hit and run, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on county road, lewd behavior at a bus stop… and more.

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Updated

BAR FIGHT

• Two women were arrested for fighting in public about 2 o’clock this morning at a tavern on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Issued their citations and then released were Lena A. Castillo, 25, of Centralia, and Mayra Cruz Garcia, 31, of Chehalis, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CART-FULL OF LIQUOR

• Centralia police responded just after 4 p.m. on Friday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue after a male reportedly walked out of the store with a cart full of liquor. No arrest was made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant at the 700 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia last night. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Amber N. Phelps, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BB GUN VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 1 o’clock yesterday morning to the 1700 block of North Tower Avenue where someone had shot BBs at a front door, breaking the glass.

WRECK

• Firefighters say a motorist was uninjured after he sideswiped a utility pole about 4:30 this morning at the 2400 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. The pole was sheered off and left suspended by wires and the vehicle continued on making a soft landing in blackberry bushes, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The street was closed for awhile, according to Firefighter Chris Layton. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence was Shawn A. Harper, 39, from Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, making false statement to police, failing to transfer vehicle registration, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for collision on city street … and more.

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Friday, November 21st, 2014

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.

CAR PROWL

• 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.

DRUGS

• 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 MORE

• 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.

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Single-vehicle wreck on Reynolds Avenue, Centralia on Thursday morning. / Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

SHORT POLICE PURSUIT IN CHEHALIS

• A 26-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday after an officer spotted her driving a stolen car in Chehalis at about 1:15 p.m. The officer contacted the woman at a stop sign and told the occupants to get out, but she took off, according to the Chehalis Police Department. For whatever reason, she pulled over after about a block, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. It happened in the area of Southwest McFadden Avenue and Fourth Street, according to police. The passenger was let go, but Jessica A. Schroeder was arrested for eluding, possession of stolen property and other offenses, Wilson said. The 1995 Nissan Sentra had been reported missing about noon, apparently taken during the night from where it was parked on the 400 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia, according to police. Schroeder was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BREAK-IN PACKWOOD

• A door was found kicked in yesterday at a house on the 100 block of Crescent Beach Drive in Packwood, but nothing seemed to be missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime during the previous nine days while the owner was gone, according to the sheriff’s office.

ATTEMPTED VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 2:15 p.m. yesterday to an apartment complex on the 300 block of West Pine Street where someone had attempted to steal a van. Someone had broken the steering column, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of the theft of a wallet from the 1800 block of Cooks Hill Road.

CAR PROWL

• Police took a report about 1:30 p.m. yesterday of a break-in to a vehicle at the 200 block of North Rock Street in Centralia. Keys and other unspecified property were taken.

VANDALISM

• A number of fences and garages were found to be tagged with gang graffiti yesterday morning in the area of the 500 block of South Rock Street in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A wrong-way driver on Kresky Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening was arrested for having a suspended license and also for possession of methamphetamine. It happened about 7:15 p.m. near Summa Street and an officer found suspected meth residue in a pen tube in the driver’s pocket, according to the Centralia Police Department. Daniel T. Roundy, 26 of Killdeer, North Dakota, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

COLLISION CENTRALIA

• A teenage driver was injured this morning when his truck wrecked at the 600 block of Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. Responders called about 7:20 a.m. found the vehicle on its side suspended over the ditch, with the sole occupant outside the vehicle. The male patient was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, to meet airlift so he could be flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle because of his injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for suspicious circumstances, protection order violation … and more.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

THEFT, THEFT, ATTEMPTED THEFT

• A 33-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night after allegedly heading out the back emergency exit at Rite Aid with merchandise including two notebook computers and then selling one of them to a neighbor. Police called at 7:30 p.m. to the business on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue recognized the suspect on surveillance images and headed to the nearby trailer park where he lives, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said they found Darren G. Waggoner and then located his girlfriend Jamie R. Wiscarson with some of the goods in another trailer home. Waggoner was booked into the Lewis County Jail for theft, trafficking in stolen property and also burglary, as he he had previously been trespassed from Rite Aid, according to police. Waggoner, 35, also from Centralia, was booked as well and facing possible charges as an accomplice, according to police. Also shoplifted were “food stuffs” such as candy, chips and ice, police said.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a break in at the 1600 block of state Route 506 in Vader in which nearly $1,200 worth of property was stolen. Sometime since last Wednesday someone got inside a shop building and took a Craftsman standup toolbox, a battery charger, assorted tools and a motion light, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called by a resident yesterday who said she got a phone call from something like a collection agency and a threat a warrant would be issued for her arrest if she didn’t pay up. The call was believed to be from someone trying to scam money, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting of pet apparel; responses for disputes, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, report of possible child molestation, collision on city street; complaint of “panhandlers” littering at freeway exits … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Updated at 7:25 p.m.

ZOOM, ZOOM

• A 16-year-old driver was arrested last night after he passed an unmarked police car on Interstate 5 in Centralia traveling more than 100 mph. Detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald was southbound at about 70 mph when a Honda car flew by him just after 8:30 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. Fitzgerald got his Chevrolet Impala beyond 110 mph and still couldn’t catch up to the Honda, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. The Honda had to slow for traffic as it approached the Harrison Avenue exit and pulled over after the officer turned on his lights and sirens, Reichert said. The teenage boy, from Centralia, was arrested for reckless driving and then released pending a court date, according to police.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report about 6:20 p.m. yesterday of a burglary at the 500 block of West Pear Street. Someone got in through an unlocked door at the house and left with a bottle of oxycodone pills, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday that someone forced their way through the backdoor of a vacant rental house on the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The only item missing was a piece of carpet, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT THROUGH DEBIT CARD

• A Chehalis resident reported yesterday she discovered someone else used her bank card to make a purchase at an area business.  Police will be reviewing surveillance video to see what they can find; the case remains under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 9:45 a.m. yesterday of several businesses spray painted with graffiti on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue. it happened during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIRE BUSINESS PARK

• Firefighters responding about 1:55 p.m. yesterday to a fire in the Chehalis Industrial Park found workers had already activated their fire hose system. The fire at Conrad Industries on the 100 block of Melhart Road was confined to a bin containing shredded rubber tires and a conveyor system in an open-air building, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Fire Chief Tim Kinder indicated employees were removed for their safety and crews finished extinguishing the fire. Damage appeared to be minimal, Firefighter Matt Foley said. Kinder credited the employees for their quick response in attacking the fire as well as the quickly activating the 911 system. The cause remains under investigation, according to the chief.

FIRE HAY SHED

• A family that lost their barn to a fire about a year ago yesterday lost their their large shed they built to cover up their hay. Firefighters called about 5 p.m. to the 800 block of Gore Road in Salkum found the roughly 20 foot by 30 foot structure and its contents burning, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. They were on the scene until nearly 8 p.m., Fire Chief Duran McDaniel said.

FIRE CHIMNEY

• Firefighters were called to a house on the 100 block of Woodard Road in Napavine  about 2 p.m. yesterday when two women there noticed the pipe to the wood stove getting hot. Flames escaped the failed chimney pipe into the home, but the arriving crew was able to put it out with a fire extinguisher, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. Damage was minimal, Firefighter Brad Bozarth said.

BRUSH FIRE ALONG FREEWAY

• It’s unknown what sparked three grass fires along Interstate 5 yesterday afternoon near Napavine. Firefighters responding to the southbound lanes between mileposts 71 and 72 were able to quickly extinguish the flames, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

TRUCK FIRE ALONG FREEWAY

• Firefighters were called about 12:45 p.m. today to a report of a semi truck burning near the Interstate 5 northbound offramp to state Route 508. The cab was fully involved in flames and a portion of the refrigerated trailer as well, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. The driver was unhurt, according to Firefighter Brad Bozarth. The blaze was extinguished and the ramp closed for about 30 minutes, Bozarth said. The driver had said he noticed his truck was on fire and he pulled to the shoulder, he said. Both the truck and its empty trailer were a total loss, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, misdemeanor theft, possible suicidal person, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Northbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis. / Courtesy photo by Tia Smith

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Northbound Interstate 5 near exit 72 interchange. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Updated at 6:09 p.m.

CHIMNEY FIRES

• Time to check and clean your chimneys if you haven’t already done it, suggests Lewis County Fire District 5. Firefighters were called about 8:10 p.m. yesterday to a chimney fire on Maplewood Lane outside Chehalis. “We were able to quickly extinguish it,” District 5 Firefighter Brad Bozarth said. There was no extension into the home, he said. A resident on the 700 block of Pleasant Valley Road on Saturday was a little less fortunate. Crews responded about 12:20 p.m. when a passerby noticed a roof on fire, Bozarth said. Heat and embers from the failed chimney of a wood stove got into the attic, he said. Firefighters knocked it down quickly enough to prevent any interior damage, but an approximately 10 foot by 10 foot section of burned roof had to be cut away, he said. The woman who lives there and uses a wheelchair was home and uninjured, he said.

THEFT

• A stolen vehicle valued at $1,000 was recovered on Saturday morning on the 100 block of Wigley Road outside Centralia. It was stripped and located on a gravel right-of-way belonging to TransAlta, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it wasn’t immediately known what kind of vehicle it was.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 11:50 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road where someone broke into an unlocked vehicle and stole CDs.

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE

• Morton police report an officer was summoned about 9:15 a.m. on Friday to the Mossyrock Post Office after a suspicious package was found out front. The case was turned over the to postal inspectors, according to the Morton Police Department.  Further details were no readily available.

DRUGS

• A 45-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was stopped on the 700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. Bryant W. Byrd was wanted on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections and was driving with a suspended license, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Byrd was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

PEDESTRIAN VERSUS DOG

• Police were called just before noon yesterday by a woman who said a dog bit her sweater as she walked on the sidewalk along the 600 block of Westlake Avenue in Morton. She tried to scare the canine away by throwing her cell phone at it, according to the Morton Police Department.

NAKED PEDESTRIAN DRAWS LAW ENFORCEMENT

• Police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to Mossyrock regarding an intoxicated man who had taken off his clothes and was walking in traffic. When officers arrived, they were directed to an apartment in the area, however, they were not able to make contact with the suspect, according to the Morton Police Department.

COLLISIONS

• Officers responded to a roll-over vehicle accident in the area of Aldrich and Mossyrock Road West about 7 o’clock this morning.  The female driver was transported to Morton General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Morton Police Department.  Her infant passenger did not sustain any injuries, according to police.

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for hit and run, driving under the influence and with a suspended license. Dain R. Tracy was booked into the Lewis County Jail in connection with the approximately 5:10 incident at North Pearl and Virginia streets, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 26-year-old Centralia man and his passenger both sustained minor injuries when his left the roadway on the 500 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis early this morning. Brandon M. Blurton’s VW Jetta was totaled and he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence following the approximately 12:20 a.m. wreck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police responded about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to the 2300 block of North Pearl Street where a car drove off the roadway and into some mailboxes. Nobody was injured, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, hit and run, reckless driving, misdemeanor assault, violation of no contact order, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, lost purse, suspicious circumstances, possible suicidal person, tailgater flipping off motorist, report of possible sexual assault of a child, collisions on city streets and county roads; complaint of loud neighbor music … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

BIG OOPS

• A 24-year-old Centralia man is jailed after he reportedly nearly crashed head-on into a patrol vehicle and was found to be in possession of cocaine. It happened around 11 p.m. on Friday at Woodland and Alder streets in Centralia, according to police. Francisco Lopez-Sosa was arrested for the drug offense and also on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Police arrested  a 24-year-old homeless person last night for allegedly stealing an expensive cell phone and attempting to sell it.  Justin B. Bedortha was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft in connection with the 10:45 p.m. events associated with the 400 block of Plum Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were contacted very early yesterday morning by an individual who saw an item stolen from them posted for sale on Facebook. The case is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report on Friday of four storage units being burglarized at the 600 block of North Gold Street. Exactly what is missing has not been compiled, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SMOKE IN APARTMENT BUILDING NOT A FIRE

• Firefighters responding to a report of fire at the apartments above the El Amigo nightclub downtown Centralia on Friday night found that someone had thrown smoke bombs down the hallway. The approximately 11:25 p.m. incident at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue included fire crackers, filled the hallways with smoke and set off the fire alarms, according to responders. The damage was limited to scorch marks, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Police arrested a 34-year-old woman for reckless endangerment. Elizabeth K. Byrd, of Tacoma, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION

• One woman was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash last night alongside Interstate 5 in Centralia. Firefighters called about 9 p.m. found the wrecked car against the fence at the Centralia Outlets near the Harrison Avenue interchange. “She was coming down the freeway offramp, I don’t know how many times she rolled,” Firefighter Karl VonBargen said. Responders stabilized her neck with a “C-collar”, put her on a backboard and she was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, VonBargen said. Nobody else was in the vehicle, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, failure to transfer vehicle title; responses for misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Updated

OUT-OF-CONTROL CAMPFIRE BURNS TRANSIENT

• A homeless man was treated for burned hands after his campfire destroyed his tent and all his belongings, and spread to nearby brush and trees next to the freeway at LaBree and Bishop roads south of Chehalis last night. Three fire departments responded to the approximately 11:35 p.m. call from the 52-year-old man described as transient. He said there were flames rising 25 feet high, Lewis County Fire District 6 Chief Tim Kinder said. More than 1,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire near the northbound onramp to Interstate 5, according to District 6. “He got lucky,” Firefighter Mike Goodwillie said. “He had melted plastic all over his collar, but not on his neck.” Lewis County Sheriff’s Office detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said Larry G. Bailey, from the Chehalis area, was cited for reckless burning and that the fire potentially threatened a nearby shop building. Bailey was transported by aid for medical attention, for burns that were minor, according to Breen.

MOTOR MISSING

• Someone stole a battery charger and an outboard motor from a boat on the 2400 block of Howard Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 a.m. yesterday.

SHEDS BURGLED

• Centralia police were called about 8:20 p.m. yesterday about a burglary to a shed at the 800 block of South Tower Avenue.

• Centralia police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday to the 1700 block of Cooks Hill Road regarding a shed that was broken into. Two CD players were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN MAIL

• Chehalis police were called just before noon yesterday about mail getting stolen from two mailboxes on the 500 block of Southwest 18th Street. The victim told police it was a reoccurring problem, but no fraudulent activity had been discovered on any of her accounts, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

COOKING FIRE

• Chehalis firefighters were called yesterday afternoon to an apartment building on Southeast Washington Avenue near Third Street where the third floor was filling up with smoke. A resident had fallen asleep while cooking rice, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. She woke up, turned off the stove and put the pan in the sink, Fire Capt. Casey Beck said. The crew helped her air out her apartment and get her smoke alarm working, Beck said.

CRIME STOPPERS

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a truck stolen on September 1 from a driveway at the 1900 block of Taylor Street in Centralia that contained a handgun. It happened sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., according to Crime Stoppers. Missing is a 2003 Toyota Tundra and a Sterling 380 pistol. The license plates is B62022W.  The loss is reported as more than $6,400.  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 arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, request by a stranded person for help finding shelter … and more.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Updated at 2:32 p.m.

SCHOOL BUS FIRE

• As many as a half dozen elementary school children were evacuated from a bus this morning when its heater caught fire in Winlock. Nobody was injured. Firefighters and deputies responded to the 500 block of North Military Road about 7:40 a.m. and discovered the fire had essentially burned itself out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it is believed dust, dirt particles or some other debris ignited in the heater.

NEAR MISS BETWEEN SCHOOL BUS, DUMP TRUCK

• A 1975 Kenworth dump truck went sideways in the road and came to rest in a ditch when it came around a curve upon a school bus dropping off a child yesterday in the Boistfort Valley. The truck missed the bus which was carrying children just before 3 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the 35-year-old Centralia man was traveling too fast along the 500 block of Boistfort Road as he approached a sign that stated, “School Bus Stop Ahead.” Nobody was injured and the driver was cited for wheels off the roadway Brown said. The truck – one of the brakes of which was found out of adjustment – was taken out of service, according to Brown.

RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN ONALASKA

• Fire broke out in a manufactured home in Onalaska yesterday at about 3:30 p.m. on the 200 block of Leonard Road. Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said the damage was limited to the electric furnace and its closet. McCarty said he’s uncertain of the cause. The resident’s power had been off the day before and they said they noticed a real odd sound when it came back on, he said. But also, it’s possible mice had chewed into wiring causing the issue, he said.

COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN CENTRALIA

• Firefighters were called about 3:45 a.m. today when fire broke out at a wood mill at the end of Central Boulevard in Centralia. Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Casey McCarthy said workers said they saw flames showing about four-feet high. Sawdust ignited in one of the bag houses, McCarthy said. “We ended up being able to contain it to the one hopper,” McCarthy said. Crews were on the scene for about two hours, he said.

DUMPSTER FIRE IN ALLEY

• Police and firefighters both responded about 8:15 p.m. yesterday when a passerby discovered the contents of a dumpster burning in an alley behind a Centralia tavern. Part of the fence belonging to Bub’s Pub on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue burned, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The incident is being labeled suspicious.

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE BURNS IN MOSSYROCK

• A 35- 40-foot long motorhome was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening north of Mossyrock, likely related to the power outage, according to Lewis County Fire District 3. Fire Chief Doug Fosburg said the responded about 6:30 p.m. to the blaze on Skyview Drive off Birley Road and found the recreational vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Nobody was hurt and they managed to prevent a nearby pump house and a 100-gallon propane tank less than 10 feet away from igniting, Fosburg said. The RV was designed so when the electricity is shut off, it automatically switches over the propane to keep its refrigerator running, he said, and they suspect something went wrong during that process.

SCAMMED

• A 71-year-old Chehalis resident called police yesterday after discovering the more than $1,100 she’d wired to a missionary friend in Istanbul, Turkey actually went to an impostor. The victim of the scam told police she’d received an email from a friend, a real person that she knows, who said they needed cash, so she sent the money via Western Union, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Someone stole a 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup truck from Southwest Seventh Street near Market Boulevard in Chehalis sometime between Monday and yesterday. The vehicle was primer black in color, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Two guns were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at the Motel 6 in Centralia yesterday. An officer called about 9:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue learned the two men in their 20s from Centralia and Winlock had been visiting a guest and discovered the firearms were taken from their pickup truck, according to the Centralia Police Department. Missing is a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun and a Mossberg 22 caliber rifle, according to police.

• Centralia police were called about 8 o’clock yesterday morning to the 1000 block of South Pearl Street where someone had stolen a backpack from an unlocked car.

OTHER THEFT

• Police and aid were called about 7:45 p.m. yesterday to Wal-Mart in Chehalis where a 38-year-old woman was found passed out in the restroom after reportedly huffing on an aerosol container from the store shelves. The woman faces a possible charge of misdemeanor theft, but wasn’t arrested because she was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SOLICITING PROSTITUTION

• Chehalis police followed up on a report from Monday night in which a pizza delivery person said when he brought pizza to a motel on the 200 block of Interstate Avenue, the customer offered money in exchange for sex. When an officer went to speak to the customer, he had already checked out, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, harassment, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Updated at 5:28 p.m.

POLICE: REBUFFED CELL PHONE SELLER ATTACKS WOMEN

• A meet-up in a Chehalis parking lot following an internet offer of the sale of two cell phones got violent yesterday when the buyers decided the merchandise was substandard. Police were called about 4:40 p.m. to Rite Aid on the 500 block of South Market Boulevard. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said the 23-year-old Chehalis woman and 28-year-old Centralia woman told the seller they changed their mind because a screen was cracked or something. Then an argument ensued about the man traveling all the way to meet them and he reportedly pulled out a collapsible baton and struck one of them, and threatened to stab them with a pocket knife, Wilson said. The women left and called police from home, according to Wilson. One of them ended up with a minor cut on her hand, he said. The suspect was picked up a few hours later by a Thurston County deputy and booked into the Lewis County Jail  for second-degree assault, according to WIlson. The suspect, Anthony A. Caldwell, 57, is from Olympia and described as transient, he said.

SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT TURNS SCAREY

• A Centralia convenience store clerk who tried to retrieve a stolen six-pack of beer from a shoplifter yesterday found herself threatened with a knife, according to police. Officers called about 6:25 p.m. to Apex on the 400 block of West Main Street learned the 50-year-old woman followed the man out of the business and confronted him several blocks away, pleading with him to give the beer back, according to the Centralia Police Department. He pulled a knife and began walking towards the clerk, and then she fled, according to police. The man left. A 26-year-old man described as transient from California was subsequently arrested for first-degree robbery, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Officer called around 4:30 a.m. to a disturbance at or near Dennys on the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue contacted that subject and concluded he resembled the surveillance image from Apex, Reichert said. Mathew T. Gonzalez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Reichert.

UNRULY HOSPITAL VISITOR JAILED

• A 27-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for third-degree assault after allegedly trying to slap and strike security guards who were escorting her out of Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday evening. Officers called to the 900 block of South Schueber Road about 7:45 p.m. learned she was visiting a patient and asked to leave because she was being disruptive. Sherene R. Cluzel, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A 1991 Honda station wagon was stolen from Shaeffer Park north of Centralia after its owner had mechanical trouble and left it there, locked but with the keys in the ignition. A deputy called about 1 a.m. yesterday to the 800 block of state Route 507 was told the car was worth $1,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TOO MUCH SKIN

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for allegedly exposing himself in the parking lot of the train station in Centralia. Officers responding about 9:25 p.m. to the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue booked Charles R. Simpson into the Lewis County Jail for indecent exposure and also possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRUCK VERSUS DEER

• A 37-year-old Chehalis man escaped serious injury but totaled his pickup truck when he swerved to miss a deer yesterday on Centralia-Alpha Road west of Chehalis. A deputy called about 5:40 p.m. to milepost 15 found the 1992 Ford F250 in the ditch and the deer underneath it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver complained a headache, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, underage possession of marijuana; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, collisions on city streets and county roads; complaint of smell of marijuana from neighboring apartment … and more.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

DRUGS

• Centralia police took a report about 1 p.m. yesterday from the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue regarding the theft of medications.

• A 44-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police on the 1200 block of Alder Street at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday. Timothy P. McCann was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation; responses for collisions on city streets … and more.

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Monday, November 10th, 2014

Updated at 7:12 p.m.

CHEHALIS WOMAN SCARES BURGLAR AWAY

• Deputies were called about 12:05 a.m. today to the 400 block of Yates Road south of Chehalis after a 30-year-old mother discovered a tall thin stranger wearing a ski mask and dressed all in black inside her home. She screamed and he ran out through the laundry room door, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The woman said she had been in her daughter’s bedroom trying to get her to fall asleep when she heard a voice and thought her boyfriend had returned home, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. She hid in her child’s room until law enforcement arrived and when they searched the house, they discovered in the master bedroom a safe had been opened and a Sony Playstation had been placed inside a pillow case, Brown said. Missing from the safe was about $600 cash, silver coins, a gold watch and necklace, according to Brown. The woman said she believed the intruder had gray hair and was caucasian, according to the sheriff’s office.

ACQUAINTANCE TAKES VALUABLES BY FORCE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that last Wednesday, a deputy took a report from a 33-year-old Toledo man who said a person he knows entered his home and used physical force plus threats of further harm while demanding anything of value in the residence and left with three laptop computers. The deputy was told it happened at noon last Monday at the River Oakes RV Campground off state Route 506 west of Interstate 5, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of robbery against the suspect, a 33-year-old man from Winlock or Cowlitz County, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said there was a second victim present during the incident and there is a second suspect involved as well who is not yet identified.

MORTON POLICE CHECK FOR INTRUDER

• Police responded to a call at a residence in the 100 block of First Street in Morton about 3:10 a.m. on Friday after the homeowner reported being awakened by a noise in the attic. Officers searched the attic, and all around the exterior of the home, however, nothing was found, according to the Morton Police Department.

TOOLS TAKEN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning they are investigating the theft of two chainsaws and a winch from a metal building on the 400 block of state Route 505 outside of Winlock that occurred sometime in the week that ended on Friday. The loss is estimated at $2,300, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Someone prowled an unlocked vehicle parked at the 100 block of West High Street in Centralia while its owner was shopping, according to a report made to police about 6:25 p.m. yesterday.

GRAFFITI

• A vehicle belonging to a business and a building at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia were discovered vandalized with graffiti early yesterday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 65-year-old Toledo man was arrested after he allegedly stopped  a car traveling near his home and pointed a gun at the driver and her 8-year-old son on Friday night. Police were called about 8 p.m. about the incident in the area of North Fifth Street and the woman had taken off and parked near Toledo High School and turned off her headlights to hide from the man, according to authorities. Larry N. Bemrose, 65, was contacted and spoke to officers about how he was protecting his neighborhood, allegedly admitting he’d contacted a white sport utility vehicle and a Lincoln, although denying he’d confronted the woman, court papers state. The woman, Finola Erickson, told police she’d just left a relative’s house in the area of Middle Crest Road and when she came to the stop sign, a pickup truck pulled a U-turn in front of her and blocked her, according to charging documents. She said a man she’d never seen before got out, approached with a rifle and pointed it at her son who was sitting in the passenger seat, and then walked around her side of the car and pointed it at her, charging documents relate. Bemrose gave police permission to search his truck and they retrieved a long gun leaning against his passenger seat that he said was a 4-10 shotgun, the documents state. He was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Bemrose, who has no criminal history was charged with the same offense today – which has a maximum penalty of life in prison – and ordered held on $100,000 bail pending trial. His arraignment is set for Thursday in Lewis County Superior Court.

COLLISION

• A 21-year-old Randle resident was reportedly uninjured but his 1991 Chevrolet Astrovan sustained major damage when it slid off the roadway and overturned along the 200 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Ethan Middleton said he did not know what happened and advised he had been drinking alcohol, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. One of six firearms located in his vehicle was loaded, so Middleton was arrested for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle as well as first-degree negligent driving, according to the sheriff’s office. He was then released, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing a public servant, teenage boy for alcohol possession, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, disputes, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2014

POLICE: INTERNAL THEFT

• A former bookkeeper for a Centralia insurance agency was arrested for first-degree theft early Thursday following an investigation that began in mid-April. David R. Gibson, 43, of Oakville, is suspected of stealing around $13,000 from Putnam Insurance on the 600 block of West Main Street over a period of time, Centralia Police Department Officer Patty Finch said. Gibson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

HIT AND RUN

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of North Tower Avenue about 2:50 a.m. yesterday where a man said he was was hit in the leg by a car as he attempted to cross at the intersection. The 29-year-old Centralia resident suffered an injury to his knee but declined aid, according to the Centralia Police Department. The vehicle that struck him and did not stop was described as was described as a small green or teal Cavalier with a male driver and female passenger, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 7:15 a.m. yesterday regarding someone throwing rocks through a vehicle window overnight at the 100 block of North Iron Street.

OOPS

• Centralia police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday when a small passenger car ran into a building on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue. Nobody was hurt and the damage to Rite-Aid was minimal, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR FIRE

• It was likely an electrical issue that sparked a fire in a car on Thursday evening as it was traveling over the northbound Kresky Avenue viaduct in Centralia, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters called about 6:50 p.m. were told by the two women they saw smoke coming from below the dashboard just before the car became disabled, according to Capt. Scott Weinert. They got out of the car and the area burst into flames, according to Weinert. The fire was extinguished without any difficulties, but the 1998 Ford Cordova was a total loss, according to the fire department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for misdemeanor theft, report of a sexual assault … and more.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

K-9: YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE, FOR LONG

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested for attempting to elude police after he failed to elude them following an attempted traffic stop in downtown Centralia last night. Centralia police say it was around 9 p.m. and a simple violation, but the vehicle sped out Seminary Hill Road at more than 60 mph. Officers terminated the pursuit because of bad weather but located the suspect’s truck empty in his own yard and the suspected driver hiding under his house, according to the Centralia Police Department. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Axel tracked from the vehicle to behind the residence and found Daniel H. Morton, the sheriff’s office reports. Morton was booked into the Lewis County Jail and faces possible further charges of resisting arrest, driving under the influence and driving without a required interlock device, according to police.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called to the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia about 5:15 p.m. yesterday regarding a burglary. There was some minor ransacking and items moved around, but nothing seemed to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the 500 block of North Buckner Street yesterday just after noon regarding the theft of a ring from a home.

AUTO THEFT

• A red 1992 Chevrolet Lumina was stolen from behind a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

PORNOGRAPHIC PICTURE ARREST

• A 21-year-old Napavine man was arrested at his home yesterday following a short investigation conducted by Chehalis police involving allegations of exchanging pornographic images or an image with a minor, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Tristan J. McNeill was booked into the Lewis County Jail, for possession and viewing unlawful images, according to police. The individual depicted is someone he knows, a teenager, detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, school bus scraping  car, report of a sexual assault that occurred several years ago … and more.