• A 54-year-old man was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly threatening to kill his wife and their dog. A deputy dispatched at 7:50 p.m. to the 100 block of Slalom Way in Packwood contacted the 53-year-old woman by phone, who said to hurry because her husband had kicked the dog and was going to kill her, and then the line went dead, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, at 8:38 p.m., the woman was uninjured and Mark A. Murdock was detained, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Murdock resisted, and once placed in the patrol vehicle, kicked the deputy in the chest, thighs and knees. Murdock was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment as well as third-degree assault, Brown said.
SPIT IN FACE
• A 26-year-old inmate at the Lewis County Jail allegedly spit on a corrections officer’s face as he was being served dinner last night. The officer was delivering the meal through a pass-through door to the cell at the time, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The inmate, Wellington M. Waggener of Centralia, had been booked into the facility on Friday night for rape. He was arrested for third-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.
PROWLER AT AUTO REPAIR SHOP ARRESTED
• Police were called about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday to an alarm at a business on the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue in Chehalis where a 55-year-old man had allegedly used a ladder to get over a fence. A window was found broken out of a travel trailer in the compound belonging to the Chehalis Collision Center, and Sean K. Callahan was arrested for first-degree burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department. When Callahan was brought before a judge today, prosecutors said the victim is Callahan’s former employer. Deputy Prosecutor Kevin Nelson told the judge police were this afternoon conducting a search of the former Onalaska resident’s home off state Route 6 and the state had reason to suspect Callahan may be involved in other burglaries. He was charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree malicious mischief, as well as three other offenses not related to this weekend’s incident. Callahan was charged with theft of a firearm associated with an AR-15, with possessing a stolen firearm, and also with third-degree possession of stolen property. Charging documents offer no details regarding the allegations on the last three counts, but police say the AR15 was one of three guns stolen in a burglary at the business in early spring. His bail was set at $50,000.
CASH PILFERED AT BUSINESS
• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. on Saturday to the 1000 block of South Gold Street where they were told a male reached into the employee-only area behind the counter of a business and stole money. A worker was able to identify the suspect, who is being sought, according to the Centralia Police Department.
ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN AT BUSINESS
• Chehalis police responding to a 1:45 a.m. alarm yesterday at the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue found a window broken out. The officer couldn’t tell if entry had been made or anything had been stolen from PCLI, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
MONEY MISSING FROM STORE
• Chehalis police were called by a retailer at Twin City Town Center on Friday regarding money that seemed to missing over a period of time. Once they complete their internal investigation, they will be recontacting police, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone stole more than $900 worth of various tools from the 700 block of Antrim Road sometime between 5 p.m. on Friday and just before 11 a.m. yesterday. Among the missing property is a Craftsman chainsaw with 16-inch bar, a reciprocating saw, a staple gun and a socket set, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Police were called on Saturday to the 500 block of Southwest Fifth Street in Chehalis to take a report of a debit card and cash stolen from an individual’s residence.
MONEY STOLEN FROM MOTEL GUEST
• Centralia police were called to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue about 11:45 a.m. on Saturday regarding the theft of cash from a motel room. A possible person of interest has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police took a report on Friday evening regarding a purse left in the women’s restroom at K-Mart that disappeared.
NO FREE RIDE
• Centralia police arrested a 62-year-old transient yesterday at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue for allegedly riding an Amtrak train without paying his fare. Vessalin Angelov Panajotov was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police took a report yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of railroad electronic equipment from a crossing gate at the 700 block of Alder Street in Centralia.
• Centralia police took a report about 6 a.m. today of the theft of a bicycle valued at more than $1,000 from the 700 block of Centralia College Boulevard.
• Someone tried to steal gasoline from several vehicles at the 200 block of East Summa Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.
• Police were called at 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia where someone broke into a parked vehicle and stole a laptop computer.
• An individual called police from Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis on Friday to report that golf clubs were stolen from his vehicle. It’s not clear where the vehicle was when they were stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
LOST AND FOUND DRUGS
• Chehalis police were called about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Southwest Seventh Street where a 9-year-old child found somebody’s baggie of heroin, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was turned over to an officer for destruction, police said.
• Deputies called just before 8 p.m. on Saturday to the 100 block of Wandering Lane outside Winlock by a 19-year-old woman who said a 41-year-old man tried to take her phone before running away heard a different story once a police dog tracked down the suspect. Chato R. Ayers, a homeless person, said he met the teenager to buy drugs, but decided the heroin she gave him wasn’t worth $80, so he took his money and the heroin and ran, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Ayers was located in the brush near Hawkins Road and Hawkins Road South, but no drugs were found, according to the sheriff’s office. He was arrested and booked for an outstanding drug warrant, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.
WRECK WITH UNDERAGE DRIVER
• A 15-year-old unlicensed driver in a BMW struck a parked vehicle at the 200 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis around 4:30 a.m. yesterday. The case is being referred for charges of reckless driving as well as an instruction permit violation, as he was alone in the car, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 31-year-old registered owner of the vehicle who loaned the child the BMW is also in trouble for allowing an unauthorized person to drive, according to police.
WRECK WITH IMPAIRED DRIVER
• A Dodge Intrepid was totaled and its suspected driver arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning along Knowles Road in Winlock. Deputies responding about 1:50 a.m. concluded Harry W.E. Lorent had left the scene but returned and had been driving with a suspended license, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He sustained what the sheriff’s office described as minor cuts to his hand and head. Lorent was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
WRECK WITH TRAIN
• A driver who stopped for traffic in front of her while she was on the train tracks at the 200 block of East Locust Street in Centralia was able to back up when she heard and saw a train coming, but not quite fast enough, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened just before 7 p.m. on Saturday. The train struck part of her car, but she was not injured, according to police.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, disorderly person, misdemeanor assault, barking neighbor dog, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation, collision on city street, intoxicated patron refusing to leave, intoxicated patron wanting to drive self home, man smelling of alcohol asking people for money, a falling down drunk at an intersection … and more.