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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Updated at 4:17 p.m.

TENINO HOUSE FIRE

• Tenino firefighters were called to a house fire last night on Vantime Road about three miles northeast of town. “On arrival we had smoke coming out of the house, on the second floor,” Thurston County Fire District 12 Battalion Chief  James Fowler said. “The interior crew got upstairs and found fire in a closet.” Crews were joined by personnel from three other fire departments and were on the scene about two hours, Fowler said. Nobody was hurt, he said. He estimated the damage at perhaps $50,000 because of wallboard that will have to be replaced. The bedroom sustained smoke damage and the first floor just a little water damage, he said. The contents of the closet were consumed. The two-story structure is like a mother-in-law house where the property owner’s band practices, according to Fowler.

ASSAULTS

• Centralia police booked a 23-year-old man into the jail this morning in connection with an incident reported yesterday at the 200 block of North Iron Street in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and took her cell phone. Officers called about 1:40 p.m. yesterday learned David J. Rangel had left before they were called, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers later went to the residence because Rangel was there and he fled out the back door, according to police. Police dog Lobo was called to the area and located their suspect hiding in some bushes several blocks away. He was booked for second-degree robbery. Officers also arrested  and 18-year-old Centralia resident for obstructing, contending they had delayed Rangel’s arrest, giving him time to escape. Baylor Jackson Scott was cited and then released, according to police.

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to a dispute at Centralia College Boulevard and Silver Street where witnesses said a male pointed a gun at several people and pulled a female into his dark-colored sport utility vehicle and assaulted her. The participants are all known to each other, according to the Centralia Police Department. No arrest has been made, police report this morning.

DRUGS

• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer about 1:15 p.m. at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia. Jarrin A. Smalley was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FORK PEAK FIRE UPDATE

• The Fork Peak Fire southwest of Pe Ell has been held to 126 acres and is now 95 percent contained. “There is still some heat in the interior of the burned area that is also being mopped up to minimize the chance of wind-thrown embers,” the Department of Natural Resources states in its morning report. There is very little fire activity near the fire’s edge, according to DNR spokesperson Jay Guthrie. The forest fire about five miles southwest of town began Sept. 11 in an active logging area, on private timberland owned by Rayonier. Still, 103 personnel are working the site, with three hand crews, seven fire engines, two water tenders and one piece of heavy equipment, according to Guthrie. Guthrie notes he expects the update he sends out tomorrow will be the final one for this fire. DNR took the opportunity to suggest to the public that autumn is a great time to improve your property and implement a firewise home and community. For more information about Firewise Communities check out the website www.firewise.org

WSP WELCOMES NEW TROOPERS

• A new trooper is joining the state patrol detachment in Morton  following his graduation from the Washington State Patrol Academy. Justin R. Schaffer, from Centralia, is among 39  individuals sworn in this week at a ceremony at the Capitol in Olympia. Also presented their official commission cards on Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee and WSP Chief John Bastiste were Centralia resident Jacob D. Payne, who will be working out of Yakima and Christopher L. Hendrickson from Tenino who is assigned to the Hoquiam detachment, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft; responses for collision on city street, misdemeanor assault … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 19th, 2014

POLICE: GUN IN FACE LANDS DAD IN JAIL

• A 43-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday for allegedly pointing a firearm at his 16-year-old daughter’s face in their home on the 100 block of Barnes Drive. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it apparently occurred on Saturday and deputies learned of it on Monday from Child Protective Services and investigated. The girl said her father had been drinking with his friends, and the incident was related to a dispute over him making his daughter dance with one of his friends, Brown said. Jose C. Rodriguez was contacted yesterday and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Brown said.

MISSING MEDS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning regarding prescription medications stolen from the 900 block of South Tower Avenue.

ANGRY TEEN

• Chehalis police were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday to a report a female was seen putting sugar in the gas tank of a car at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street. Two girls who were contacted in the area said the woman who owns the vehicle had been harassing them on Facebook, according to the Chehalis Police Department. One of them a 15-year-old, was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for second-degree malicious mischief, according to police.

VACANT HOUSE NOT EMPTY

• A 44-year-old homeless man was arrested yesterday when cleaners showed up at a vacant rental home in Centralia and found him sleeping inside. An officer responding about 9:45 a.m. to the 600 block of Alder Street booked Gordon C. Powell Jr., of Chehalis, into the Lewis County Jail for trespassing, according to the Centralia Police Department. Powell said he found the front door unlocked, Officer Patty Finch said.

FORK PEAK FIRE UPDATE

• Authorities report this morning the fire activity on the Fork Peak Fire has been greatly reduced by all the hard work of firefighters, who were assisted by rain overnight on Wednesday. The 126-acre fire is 90 percent contained,  according to the Department of Natural Resources. The forest fire about five miles southwest of Pe Ell began late last week in an active logging area, on private timberland owned by Rayonier. The area has been assessed for hot spots with a hand-held infrared viewer, according to DNR’s morning report. One hundred thirty six personnel are assigned to the fire. Today’s objective continues to be to keep fire south of A-Line, north of the 7820 Road, west of the F-line and east of the Weyerhaeuser ownership, according to the report.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault; responses for disputes, shoplifting, suspicious vehicle … and more.

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A map from DNR shows the footprint of the Fork Peak Fire. Click here to open a PDF of this image.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Updated at 6:34 p.m.

BANK FRAUD

• Centralia police yesterday took a report from the 200 block of North Pearl Street regarding fraudulent checks being written at a bank.  The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested  25-year-old man yesterday morning for possession of heroin and a warrant. Panther W. Risling of Centralia was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer at the 1200 block of Alder Street about 9:30 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE: NAPAVINE’S NAKED DRIVER LOCATED

• Jeremy R. Hamilton was charged only with attempting to elude police for the Napavine incident in which he allegedly slipped away as he was being handcuffed and fled through a field into the night, barefoot and completely unclothed. The 39-year-old Napavine resident is expected in Lewis County Superior Court tomorrow for his arraignment; he was charged on Monday following his arrest over the weekend. According to charging documents, Napavine Police Chief Chris Salyers discovered Hamilton was in the jail on outstanding warrants. The Sept. 5 incident began about 10 p.m. when police were called by a resident on the 400 block of Eighth Avenue who said a person was in a car parked in front of her house, she asked him to leave and he refused, according to the documents. Police said as a patrol car approached, Hamilton drove away without turning on his headlights, and  a short pursuit ensued, basically around the block and ended back in front of the original home. Officer Noel Shields drew his Taser and ordered Hamilton from the vehicle, which he did, charging documents state. Hamilton was naked and struggled away after he was partially handcuffed, according to police. He escaped over a fence, but Shields identified him by the Washington State identification card in the wallet on the ground next to his car, charging documents state. The court papers offer no explanation as to why he was driving around nude, nor if he was acquainted with the woman whose house he was parked in front of. However, among his past criminal offenses are harassment, a drug violation, a protection order violation and a warrant for an unresolved indecent exposure offense from 2009, according to court documents. He remains in the jail on $25,000 bail.

FORK PEAK FIRE UPDATE

• The seventh day of firefighting on timberland outside Pe Ell began with the Fork Peak Fire at 80 percent containment. The forest fire has spread over 126 acres since it was discovered, about five miles southwest of town in Pacific County, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The property is owned by Rayonier. DNR reported this morning it continues to smolder, with low spread potential. Two hundred and twelve personnel are assigned to the fire. On today’s plan of action was to keep fire south of A-Line, north of the 7820 Road, west of the F-line and east of the Weyerhaeuser ownership, according to the report.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft; responses for disputes, suspicious circumstances, drug investigation, telephone harassment, dead deer across from Southwest Moonlight Lane in Chehalis, a vehicle stuck on railroad tracks on Floral Street in Centralia, naked man sitting in the bushes near Best Western Hotel in Chehalis who turned out to be sleepwalking; complaints about landlord, people laying on outdoor benches, vehicle owner’s behavior when contacted by a repo man … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Updated at 9:32 p.m.

WIDOW VICTIMIZED DURING MEMORIAL GATHERING

• A 72-year-old Chehalis area woman called the sheriff’s office after discovering someone went through her purse during a gathering at her home following her husband’s funeral yesterday. A deputy responding to the 700 block of North Ford Road reports the loss of cash and several prescription medications comes to $250, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There are persons of interest in the case, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

TOBACCO TAKEN IN BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a red sport utility vehicle was seen leaving a home on the 2700 block of Graf Road in Centralia on Sunday when the resident returned home to discover 15 packs of Marlboro cigarettes missing.

MOWER MISSING

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 700 block of Tucker Road in Toledo that sometime since Saturday someone pried a hasp from a door and stole a red Sears self-propelled lawn mower, in new condition.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of North Washington Avenue last night regarding fraudulent charges on a card at several local businesses. The case is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Centralia woman arrested on a warrant was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine last night when an officer searched her and found suspected meth. The approximately 1 a.m. arrest came after neighbors on the 1600 block of Winterwood Drive called police about a suspicious vehicle parked in the area, according to the Centralia Police Department. Michelle A. Gibson was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a safe stolen from an unlocked pickup truck while it was parked at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of Russell Road last Wednesday. Among the valuables inside the Sentry brand safe were birth certificates, vehicle titles, jewelry and coins, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISIONS

• A 22-year-old driver escaped injury when he swerved to miss a deer and struck a power pole yesterday afternoon on the 400 block of Yates Road in south Chehalis. A deputy responding about 4 p.m.  found the Chehalis man was not hurt but his 2002 Toyota Tacoma was totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 54-year-old Chehalis man totaled his pickup truck when he ran off the road at the 2500 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis yesterday, entered a ditch and then struck a tree. His injuries were minor but he was taken to the hospital for a pre-existing medical condition following the approximately 5:50 p.m. wreck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it may have been a medical condition which caused the driver to leave the roadway.

• A 38-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized after he called 911 from Forest Service Road 25 in East Lewis County after he lost control, was ejected and slid beneath a gate, possibly breaking his arm. It happened about about 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Lynnwood man was transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

MOSSY BARN FIRE APPEARS AN ARSON

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday the fire that burned down an old barn in Mossyrock last week is being investigated as an arson. Authorities said it was third fire in three weeks on the approximately 20-acre parcel at the 100 block of  Mossyrock Road West. Twice before the blaze last Wednesday night, the fire department was called out for small fires in the tree-line on the north side of the property, according to Chief Doug Fosburg. Several juveniles have been in the area causing problems, sheriff’s office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said yesterday. Authorities say there was no power to the building and no reason it would have caught fire on its own. The 6,000 square-foot barn built in 1942 was destroyed, with a loss to its owner estimated at $20,000, according to the sheriff’s office.  It contained only very old hay and  various pieces of haying equipment. The barn is owned by a 70-year-old Mossyrock woman, Brown said.

FIREFIGHTER RECOMMENDS DEFERRING LAWN MOWING

• More than eight acres of pasture burned yesterday west of Tenino, apparently sparked by a tractor mower. Thurston County Fire District 12 called about 1:50 p.m. to the 17000 block of Marsh Road Southwest found about an acre of grass on fire and spent the next four hours chasing flames, according to Battalion Chief James Fowler. “It was wind-driven, and every time we’d get one part out, it would start up in another place,” Fowler said. Fowler said an individual at the racing horse farm had been mowing and turned to make another pass and noticed grass on the mower deck was on fire. He drove to a water source and extinguished it, Fowler said. Members of four other fire departments responded to help, he said. The owner and employees moved about a half dozen horses to a field in the front of the property and they were unharmed, according to Fowler. “Nobody was hurt, no houses or other property was damaged, other than the grass burned up,” he said. Fowler suggested its simply too dry out to risk mowing right now and others might think about putting the task off for awhile.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, disputes, disorderly person, hit and run, collision on city street, collisions on county roads, suspicious circumstances, a bloody arrow found in a yard … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 15th, 2014

FIRE, FIRE, FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 5 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Shiloh Road in Winlock for a grass fire of approximately 100 feet by 100 feet. An individual was using a riding mower when something ignited the dry grass, which also burned up the mower, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. “It could have been anything from a spark, to grass getting on the mower deck,” Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. Nobody was hurt, no structures were damaged, he said.

• A building on the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue was evacuated about 1 o’clock this morning after smoke filled a restaurant on the ground floor and an apartment on the second floor. Arriving firefighters found smoke but no flames as the owner had put it out, Chehalis Fire Department Capt. Casey Beck said It was likely a wiring issue located in the void between the two floors, Beck said.

• Firefighters were called to George Washington Park on Pearl Street in Centralia about 5:20 p.m. yesterday where a police officer had used a fire extinguisher on a burning garbage can. The wooden container was destroyed, some bushes were burned and the side of the park’s gazebo was charred, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

• Thurston County Fire District 12 was called to a brush fire in a vacant lot along side the road at Crowder Street and Southwest 184th Avenue in Tenino on Saturday night.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• A wedding ring and other jewelry were reported stolen in a residential burglary at the 2200 block of Graf Road in Centralia that occurred sometime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss to the 74-year-old victim is estimated at $2,500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Tools and computer parts were stolen from a garage on the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. The lock had been pried off, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 10:25 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Latona Street where a garage had been burglarized. Tools were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday morning from the 100 block of West Bridge Street regarding tools stolen from a home.

• An individual who left a couch behind at the 1200 block of Long Street in Centralia while he moved to another residence called police about 6:10 p.m. yesterday to report the piece of furniture disappeared.

• A trail cam was recovered from a Dodge Durango impounded when deputies investigated its theft on Friday afternoon from the 100 block of Anderson Road in Glenoma. A deputy responding to the call about 4:30 p.m. noticed the vehicle in the area and saw a male take off running into the woods, according to the sheriff’s office. Chantelle Morgan, 27, of Mossyrock, who was sitting in the passenger seat said they were out for a drive, but revealed she had methamphetamine in her pocket, the sheriff’s office reports. She was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of meth, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies are looking for a 27-year-old Randle man believed to have been with her, according to Brown.

• Morton police reported today they took a report that someone stole a large barbecue from the porch of a residence on the 400 block of Seventh Street last weekend. The item is worth about $300, according to the Morton Police Department.

• A 66-year-old Chehalis woman called police on Saturday afternoon when she discovered her wallet was missing from her bag while shopping at Wal-Mart. Someone used her bank card to withdraw $206 from a nearby ATM, according to Chehalis Police Department.

• Police arrested a 22-year-old Centralia man around 1 o’clock this morning when he was allegedly found with a stolen car at the 2800 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia. Levi G. Pickett was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree possession of stolen property but he was released with no charges filed, pending further investigation. Greg S. Schroeder, 28 of Centralia, was booked on an outstanding warrant during the same incident, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PERSISTANT CALLER

• A 66-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for telephone harassment about 6:20 a.m. yesterday for allegedly repeatedly calling 911 and hanging up. Alma R. Mahar was then released, pending court, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A purse was taken from a vehicle during the night at the 500 block of South Iron Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday to the 700 block of Liberty Place where an employee reported that sometime since 3 p.m., someone got into her vehicle and stole several CDs and her motor vehicle documents.

• An unlocked vehicle was prowled during the night at the 500 block of Davis Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.

• Someone took a backpack containing hunting gear from the bed of a pickup truck while it was parked briefly outside a business on the 100 block of Second Street in Morton around lunchtime last Tuesday, according to the Morton Police Department.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police report they assisted the Lacey Police Department on Friday morning in locating and apprehending a suspect wanted for assaulting a Lacey officer the night before. Andrew P. Anderson, 39, from Olympia, was booked into the Thurston County Jail after contact with officers about 11 a.m. Friday at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A 40-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday for allegedly throwing a rock through the window of a business on the 200 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. Edward B. Clifford was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police arrested an individual yesterday afternoon after getting a report of a male breaking a window at the 100 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue about 3:30 p.m.  Anthony M. Parkins, 33, from Winlock and / or Chehalis, was intoxicated and ended up with a minor cut on his hand when he allegedly punched the glass at the Eugenia Center, a drug and alcohol treatment facility, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail  for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

COLLISIONS

• Lewis County Fire District 5 assisted with setting up a landing zone at Fantasy Field on Forest-Napavine Road East on Friday evening when a man was airlifted after an ATV accident off Allen Road near Onalaska.

• A 20-year-old Chehalis man sustained minor injuries when he swerved to miss a deer and lost control of his vehicle about 10 p.m. yesterday on the 400 block of Jorgensen Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 1995 GMC K2500 was totaled, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver was cited for not having insurance, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 29-year-old Morton woman was cited for second-degree negligent driving and no insurance after she collided with another car and rolled hers as many as three times on Saturday afternoon at Gore and Leonard roads in Ethel. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports she was westbound and looking at the GPS on her windshield and continued through a stop sign at around 5 p.m. Both the Hyundai Sonata and the 75-year-old Onalaska woman’s Buick Lacrosse were totaled, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said everyone had been wearing seat belts, but both women plus a pair of 9-year-olds were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with minor injuries. Lewis County Fire District 8 said three patients were transported.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, violation of court order; responses for alarms, disputes, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, loud neighbor music, suspicious circumstances … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Updated at 10:07 p.m.

GUNS AND LUNCHBOX STOLEN

• Deputies were called early yesterday morning when a 41-year-old Ethel man discovered his home had been broken into and three pistols were missing. Also taken from the residence on the 1300 block of U.S. Highway 12 sometime during the previous four days was a blue and silver collapsible lunch pail, a camo fanny pack, a 50-inch flat screen television and 3-D glasses, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There is a possible suspect, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAK-IN TO TRAILER

• Police were called about 10 a.m. yesterday to the 2100 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis where someone had rifled through a woman’s recreational vehicle while she was away. It appeared some paperwork was missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police discovered a stolen Honda parked along the roadway on the 1100 block of Riverside Road yesterday morning. It had some parts missing and belonged to someone in Olympia, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police on Wednesday began investigating two different fraud cases, one of which involved a person’s debit card had been used in Bellevue.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A resident of the 400 block of Northwest Quincy Place in Chehalis woke up on Wednesday and discovered the passenger door to their pickup truck open and some items missing from inside such as a drill set, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 26-year-old Pe Ell woman detained for suspected shoplifting about 11 p.m. yesterday at Northwest Louisiana Avenue was arrested for a drug violation. In her purse were found small plastic tubes with suspected methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Tasha A. Oversteake was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Someone spray painted graffiti onto the side of a building at Alder and Woodland streets in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

CHILD CRIMES

• Chehalis police took a report on Wednesday of a possible assault of a child and are investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Thurston County Sheriff’s Office detectives served a search warrant yesterday morning at a Rochester home where they arrested a 33-year-old man for possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit acts. Their investigation began the day before when they were contacted by the FBI and given some information about images a small children involved in sexual acts, according to the sheriff’s office. Located and seized from the home at the 7100 block of 191st Avenue Southwest were computers and several data storage devices, Lt. Cliff Ziesemer reports. Booked into the Thurston County Jail was Alan D. Burns, according to Ziesemer.

• Lewis County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Toledo man at his home yesterday for alleged child molestation. A now-15-year-old girl told her older sister the relative had rubbed her breast, more than once in recent months, and when she was interviewed by a deputy recalled a similar occurrence when she was 10, according to charging documents. Charges filed today in Lewis County Superior Court state that 53-year-old Michael S. Oullette served a prison sentence for molesting the older girl seven years ago. Oullette denied any inappropriate touching to the deputy. He is charged with third-degree child molestation, first-degree child molestation and second-degree incest. A judge this afternoon ordered him held on $250,000 bail.

POLICE: FIREWORKS IGNITE VEGETATION

• Centralia firefighters were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Yakima Street where grass and brush caught fire in a vacant lot. It was spreading slowly and covered about 50 feet by 25 feet but was extinguished quickly, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Police suspect a 15-year-old boy had been playing with fireworks and a case for reckless burning has been forwarded to prosecutors for possible charging, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm,  misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, items rented and not returned from business in Centralia, suspicious circumstances … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

MIGHT BE A FULL MOON

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday afternoon  after jumping out in front of cars on the 1200 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia and allegedly threatening to kill people, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jason R. Ferris was booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct after an approximately 4 p.m. contact with officers, according to police.

• A 42-year-old man was subdued with a Taser by police who were called about 7 p.m. yesterday for a belligerent patient who became combative at the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Michael M Slifer, 42 of Centralia, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct and interfering with a health care facility, according to police.

• Chehalis police responded to the Lewis County Law and Justice Center parking lot about 3:45 p.m. yesterday about a man standing outside a car yelling at the woman inside of it, who then allegedly grabbed a hold of the partially rolled down window causing it to break. An officer contacted Terry R. Strong inside the building where he was conducting business and arrested him for malicious mischief and disorderly conduct. It was his car, police said. Because it was a domestic violence incident, Strong was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday evening about the theft of a package delivered to a home on Southwest 11th Street.

• Centralia police were called to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue about 4:15 p.m. yesterday regarding a DVD player stolen from inside a vehicle.

• Chehalis police were called about 10:45 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said he tracked his stolen iPhone to a location on Southwest Fourth Street. Further details were not readily available, but detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said even though the GPS can get close to the location of a phone, it’s not definitive enough to a particular address to allow for police to search there. The owner of the phone disabled it so it couldn’t be used, WIlson said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for counterfeit money, suspicious circumstances, children left alone in parked vehicles, a nighttime request for help when a bat got inside a Chehalis home and reportedly was flying laps in a bedroom while the caller sought refuge in the bathroom … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Updated

TVS FROM RVS

• Chehalis police responded about 5 o’clock this morning when an employee at a business on the 1000 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue alerted by an alarm said they saw two people standing outside the gate. A hole was discovered cut in the back fence and a television on the ground inside the fence at Uhlmann RV, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A man and a woman from Longview were arrested, according to police. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary were Donald R. Brown, 42, and Christina M. Ziesmer, 32, according to police.

MOSSY HOME BROKE INTO

• Police reported yesterday they are investigating a residential burglary in Mossyrock at the 400 block of James Street in which someone got inside by removing an air conditioning unit from a window. Unspecified electronic devices were stolen between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, according to the Morton Police Department.

CHURCH BURGLARY

• Someone burglarized a church in the 100 block of Coleman Road in Mossyrock, a break-in that was reported to police last Wednesday evening. Missing is an electronic drum module and a sound mixer with speakers, according to the Morton Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A Centralia officer was called about 10:30 yesterday morning to a report a stereo was taken from a vehicle at the 1300 block of Oxford Avenue.

PLATE PILFERED

• Centralia police were called to the 1800 block of Collision Street about 9:10 a.m. yesterday about a stolen license plate.

PEACEFUL PROTEST

• As many as 40 people gathered near the Hamilton sign next to Interstate 5 at Napavine yesterday morning for what Napavine Police Chief Chris Salyers described as a very non-violent protest. Salyers said he was summoned to the area off exit 72 only because a trooper who had gone there wasn’t answering the radio. They hung a large sign that had something to do with trans-gender health care and boycotting coal trains, he said. No one was arrested, he said, and they eventually left.

WOOD MILL CATCHES FIRE IN WINLOCK

• A star-gazing neighbor who caught sight of flames last night, called 911 and drove over to alert the resident-owner of a wood mill north of Winlock. “Fire District 5 was first on the scene and they were able to get a line on it and suppress it pretty quickly before it spread,” Lewis County Fire District 15 Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said. It happened while she was photographing the moon about 11:15 p.m. Firefighters responded from Winlock, Toledo and Napavine to the 2200 block of Highway 603, near Anterim Road, according to Anderson. Damaged was one wall and one piece of equipment, he said. A fire investigator came out and it appears the fire could have started because the owner was welding earlier in the day, and something may have been smoldering, he said.

AIRLIFT FROM ONY

• An 18-year-old Onalaska resident who fell asleep behind the wheel was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle last night after his pickup truck crossed the centerline, struck a bridge and then went backwards over an embankment. The Dodge Dakota was totaled. It happened about 8:25 p.m. on the 200 block of Krueger Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said his 18-year-old passenger was uninjured. The driver was to be issued a citation for second-degree negligent driving, according to Brown.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, shoplifting,  misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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The 1992 Dodge Dakota after its driver’s side impacted a bridge. / Courtesy photo by Annaliese Collins-Mitten

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Updated at 8:53 p.m.

POLICE SEEKING NUDE NAPAVINE DRIVER

• A Napavine police officer was injured when he tripped while chasing a naked man through a field in the dark this weekend. “I’m still trying to piece a lot of it together,” Napavine Police Chief Chris Salyers said. It began around 10 p.m. on Friday with a call about a suspicious person in a car stopped in the middle of the road on the the 400 block of Eighth Avenue in Napavine, Salyers said. The officer and the motorist engaged in a short pursuit, like around the block, and when the man stopped, he was completely naked, Salyers said. The officer had put one cuff on the man when a struggle ensued and the man took off running, he said. When they came to a raised driveway, they both tripped and the man got away, he said. Salyers said he knows who the individual is but not why he was driving around nude. The police chief is putting together an arrest warrant this afternoon, the details of which weren’t shared.

SHOPPER’S BAG SPIRITED AWAY

• Police were called yesterday about a 71-year-old Centralia woman whose backpack had been stolen when she left it near the door of a Chehalis retailer while she shopped, as required by store policy. Information from the Dollar store at the Twin City Town Center showed a white male with long brown hair pulled back into a pony tail picked up the pack and then got into an older blue four-wheel drive pickup truck, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The theft had taken place two days earlier, according to police. Among the items she lost were clothing, identification, a  bank card and cash, according to police.

DOMESTIC INCIDENTS

• Chehalis police were called about 11:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1700 block of South Market Boulevard by a woman regarding a physical dispute. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 47-year-old Morton man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend with a hammer was arrested yesterday after deputies were called to the 200 block of Riffe Hill Road. Arriving deputies found the victim bruised but otherwise unhurt and learned Adam P. Rambur had taken to the woods, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He walked out and gave himself up when a police dog was brought in, Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said. Rambur was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, but prosecutors subsequently charged him instead with misdemeanor assault, felony harassment and unlawful imprisonment. Seiber said the suspect did not hit the woman with the hammer. His bail was set at $25,000 this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court.

URINE TOSSED AT NURSE

• A 22-year-old homeless woman from Centralia was jailed for assault after she allegedly filled a urine sample cup as requested at Providence Centralia Hospital but threw it onto a nurse over the weekend. Charging documents indicate that late on Saturday night Erica A. Montes was arrested by an unspecified law enforcement agency for disorderly conduct and transported to the hospital to be medically cleared. Montes was booked into the Lewis County Jail and subsequently charged with third-degree assault. Given the unemployed young woman’s lack of criminal history, Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer requested her bail be set with a $10,000 unsecured bond. A judge agreed.

TOOLS TAKEN

• A deputy took a report yesterday that someone stole several power tools from a home on the 700 block of Park Road in Vader sometime during the previous week, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $800.

APPLIANCE GONE

• Someone stole a refrigerator and a shop vac from a home on the 100 block of Knowles Road outside Winlock sometime during the week that ended yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding yesterday noted the value was about $600.

MOTOR PARTS MISSING

• Centralia police said this morning someone got into a garage where an engine was being rebuilt on the 3000 block of Russell Road and stole a turbo and a manifold. A report taken on Friday morning indicates the loss is estimated at $2,500, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 5:15 a.m. today to the 400 block of East Maple Street in Centralia by a woman who said someone stole her husband’s blue lunchbox out of his vehicle.

• Centralia police were called early yesterday morning by a citizen who said her boyfriend was holding a woman at gunpoint that he’d discovered going through his vehicle and an officer subsequently tracked down a woman hiding behind a woodpile in an alley near along the 1200 block of Elm Street. According to charging documents, the woman had fled south on Yew Street and when she was contacted, said she’d been hiding from her boyfriend. A police dog located a backpack she dropped along the way and inside was a glass pipe with suspected meth residue, according to the court documents. Anna M. Gibson, 31, from Winlock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today with possession of methamphetamine and second-degree vehicle prowl. Lewis County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher told a judge this afternoon Gibson had been accepted into Lewis County Drug Court but not yet undergone treatment. He asked a judge for $20,000 bail, indicating he’d been in contact with the drug court, and the thinking was to fold the new case into her existing case. “If she’s going to be a successful drug court candidate, she needs to be held in custody,” Meagher said. The judge agreed with the bail. Gibson is in drug court because of a charge of second-degree theft and organized retail theft, and has three previous drug convictions, according to charging documents.

FUEL THEFT

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday morning from the 2000 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue that someone siphoned gas from a vehicle belonging to the Lewis County Public Works Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 7 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of West Main Street where an employee of the Food Mart found someone had cut the front tire of their vehicle.

DISORDERLINESS

• A 36-year-old woman from Mossyrock was arrested for disorderly conduct following a report about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday that she was outside throwing her shoes at the jail in Chehalis. An arriving officer found her across Southwest Chehalis Avenue yelling at workers there, and the woman, who was speaking rapidly and not make any sense, then crossed the street forcing traffic to stop, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Heather L. Villalba was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

RUNNING OF THE BULL

• At least four Centralia police officers spent about an hour of their Saturday night trying to catch up to a bull that made its way from near the fairgrounds to an area north of Harrison Avenue just east of Interstate 5. It began with a call at 7:50  p.m. that the animal was behind a home on the 1500 block of South Gold Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Residents reported it circling an apartment complex near Plummers Lake and trotting down and across Harrison Avenue to the Nike Outlet store and then detouring to Wendy’s burger restaurant and Papa Pete’s pizza place, followed by patrol cars with their lights activated. “They were trying to corral it, block it, so it would not get on to the freeway,” Officer Patty Finch said. “But we’re not bull catchers.” Finch said she couldn’t confirm if the animal swam from the lake’s boat launch or circled by land. The bull was last seen about 9 p.m. heading into the woods at Sunset Way off Eckerson Avenue, according to Finch. She said she didn’t know where it belonged.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: SUSPECTS TRIES TO FIGHT DEPUTY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that the homeless person suspected of causing a brush fire in Onalaska on Friday morning was apprehended about five hours later, when he was located walking down Leonard Road. Luke U. Hall, 32, tried to fight a deputy and hit the deputy in the head, drawing several other deputies to physically take him into custody, Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said. Firefighters called about 7 a.m. that day to a previously logged and then replanted area near Middle Fork Road and Centralia-Alpha Road found a brush fire that encompassed an area of about 40 feet by 40 feet, as well as the remains of a tent, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. “It had gotten into a stump with a lot of pitch in it, so DNR also came out,” Fire Chief Mark Conner said. The sheriff’s office originally reported the fire as much larger. Authorities suspected Hall may have had a campfire going to keep warm. He was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, felony harassment, resisting arrest, reckless burning and trespassing, according to Seiber.

COLLISION

• Firefighters were called about 3:25 p.m. yesterday when a motorcyclist struck a tree on Pleasant Valley Road near Conrad Road near Napavine. He was conscious and alert, but transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for suspected internal injuries, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  shoplifting, driver in physical control of vehicle while intoxicated; responses for alarms, domestic dispute, misdemeanor assault, suspicious persons, collision on city street, counterfeit $20 bills getting passed, requests to have persons sleeping or intoxicated in public to be checked and / or move along, a late-night request for an officer by a slurring male from near a tavern who said they wouldn’t let him drink anymore, a possible house fire in Onalaska that turned out to be a smoker on the front porch … and more.

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Sunday, September 7th, 2014

BAR ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called to a dispute at a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue yesterday evening where one patron reportedly threw a large rock at another, causing a head and shoulder injury. The suspect had left and was not located, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OFFICER ON PURSUIT HURT

• Aid was called about 10 p.m. on Friday to the 400 block of Eighth Avenue in Napavine for an injured officer. The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries related to a foot pursuit following a call about a suspicious man in a car in the area, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. Further details were not readily available.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police reported yesterday a stolen vehicle was recovered the day before which had been abandoned in a parking lot on the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning about overnight vehicle prowls on the 1500 block of Belmont Avenue and on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

PARACHUTER HURT

• Firefighters were called to the Toledo Airport yesterday at about noon following a skydiving accident in which a young man made a hard landing. He did come down in the planned landing area, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. The patient was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life threatening injuries, Chief Grant Wiltbank said.

COLLISIONS

• Centralia police reported yesterday that the injuries to a bicyclist were minor when they and a vehicle collided at Belmont Street and Harrison Avenue just before 6 p.m. the day before.

• A pair of Chehalis residents were injured when their motorcycle hit a deer on state Route 6 in Pacific County yesterday evening, sending the Kawasaki ZX600F down an embankment and ejecting both of them. Troopers called about 7:30 p.m. to the area approximately 14 miles east of Raymond, near Half Moon Creek Road, report they were both wearing helmets. Karen Spurgeon, 44, and Leland J. Tarver, 44, were both taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was flown there and he was transported by ambulance, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence … and more.

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Friday, September 5th, 2014

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Someone broke into a home during the daylight hours yesterday on the 4000 block of Cooks Hill Road outside Centralia and stole a jewelry box and its contents. A deputy responding to the just-discovered break-in about 6:23 p.m. found someone had made forced entry into the residence, according to the sheriff’s office.

ONGOING INVESTIGATION

• Lewis County deputies arrested a man yesterday in connection with a large, ongoing investigation related to images of child pornography. Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said this morning he didn’t have details.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 40-year-old woman who reportedly told a sheriff’s detective she was her sister to avoid being detained for a warrant when she was stopped on Wednesday near Winlock was arrested for second-degree identity theft and brought before a judge yesterday afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. Prosecutors allege that LeDawn M. Jones-Morisch, who has a Napavine address, admitted it was the third time she’d misrepresented to deputies who she was since the end of July. Jones-Morisch had a warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to charging documents. She was charged with three counts of the class C felony. Judge James Lawler set her bail at $10,000.

BRUSH FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 7 a.m. to a brush fire at a logging site in Onalaska in the area of Middle Fork Road and Centralia-Alpha Road which grew to about 200 feet by 200 feet. Responding deputies were looking for a homeless person who may have started it, as a campfire was found, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said it was contained at about 8:15 a.m. Seiber said they didn’t know if it was accidental or intentional.

VEHICLE VERSUS HOUSE

• A teenage girl was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after she drove her small pickup truck into a Centralia home this morning. Firefighters called just after 8 o’clock were told she was headed north on Pheasant Road and for whatever reason couldn’t stop at the stop sign on Borst Avenue and continued through the yard and into the structure. The siding buckled but it didn’t break through the wall, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The residents were at home but not injured in any way, Firefighter-Paramedic Jennifer Ternan said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, collision on city street, graffiti on a pump house, carved wooden bear missing from porch … and more.

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014

CHILD VERSUS VEHICLE

• Police and aid were called just before 8 o’clock this morning to a collision between a vehicle and child at the 600 block of Northwest Prindle Street in Chehalis. Responders said the 10-year-old girl ran into the street without looking and right into the side of a moving sport utility vehicle. The girl’s injuries were so minor – bump on head and scraped leg – she didn’t need to go to the hospital, Chehalis Fire Department Capt. Derrick Paul said. She missed her bus, so was given a ride to school in their fire engine, according to Paul. No fault was found on the driver’s part, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

LOST CHILD

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon when a 10-year-old girl didn’t arrive home after school. Sgt. Stacy Denham said the mother had already called the school, suspecting her daughter got on the wrong bus. When he arrived and phoned the school bus garage, they were just finding her on another bus, Denham said. “That is pretty common, especially right when school starts,” Denham said.

FOUND CHILD

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning when an individual on Oxford Avenue found a toddler in a diaper walking down a sidewalk. Officers attempted to locate the parents by knocking on doors, since the little boy couldn’t talk to say where he came from, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police called Child Protective Service who took the little one into protective custody, he said, but after about an hour found where he belonged. “My understanding is the child was a couple blocks from his house,” Denham said. “Mom was at work, dad was asleep and the child snuck out.” Denham said he didn’t know if the little one was returned to his family, as CPS in such cases conducts its own investigation.

BURGLARY IN WINLOCK

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 400 block of Hart Road near Winlock after a property owner returned after being gone several days and discovered someone forced their way into a shop building and stole about $6,000 worth of items including auto parts, a generator and a lawn mower, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police wee called about 10:20 a.m. yesterday to a business on the 2100 block of North National Avenue regarding possibly a forged check or checks in an amount of more than $500. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A business on North Market Boulevard in Chehalis called police yesterday after being notified by their bank that someone attempted to conduct a transaction via Western Union using their account, in an amount of about $800, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 48-year-old homeless person from Ashford was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday in Centralia after contact with an officer about 1:30 p.m. at the 200 block of Northup Street. Police were called about suspicious person in the area pushing a cart and found that Jonathan M. Davis had a warrant out of Fife, according to the Centralia Police Department. Suspected meth was found and Davis was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

HIT AND RUN

• Centralia police are looking for the male driver of a gold Mustang that caused considerable damage when he backed into a gas pump last night at the 2300 block of North Pearl Street. The car fled the scene, according to the Centralia Police Department. There was no fire, but it left a big dent in the pump, according to police. The car should have damage on its rear driver’s side, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, fender bender, hit and run to a city light power box with minor damage, kids on skateboards … and more.

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

ARROW PIERCES HUNTER’S LEG

• A hunter injured by his own arrow in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest was flown to the Chehalis-Centralia Airport last night to meet up with an ambulance. Chehalis firefighters and AMR responded about 8 p.m. to meet the patient who had been hurt around 11 o’clock yesterday morning about 14 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens, according to responders. He was with his grown daughter and a friend in a very rough and rugged area near Pinto Rock, east of where Forest Service Road 99 connects with Forest Service Road 25, Chief Ben Peeler of North Country EMS out of Yacolt said. “There was a slip or fall and the arrow came out of his quiver and went through his lower leg and stuck,” Peeler said. His friend hiked out about three hours in order to call 911 and their Volcano Rescue Team was activated, Peeler said. A helicopter from King County was able to hoist the patient out, he said. Peeler said he didn’t know what hospital he ended up getting transported to. Because the daughter couldn’t go in the helicopter, the team spent the night with her and they hiked out this morning, according to the chief.

BURGLARY WINLOCK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office took a report that someone appeared to have gotten inside an office of a business on the 800 block of Hale Road East near Winlock and took a $2,000 handheld computer. It happened sometime between Sunday and yesterday, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to the 300 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday morning regarding the theft of decorative trees from in front of a business.

PROWL VICTIM CITED

• The 26-year-old Chehalis man who reported his pistol stolen from his unlocked vehicle parked on the street on the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue on Monday morning was issued a citation yesterday for a concealed weapon violation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 35-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday afternoon for possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer at the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard. Joshua S. Jacobs was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes,  misdemeanor theft and more.

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Updated at 4:07 p.m.

VICTIM GETS STOLEN ATV BACK

• A 50-year-old man from LaCenter was arrested on Sunday when he met up with a potential buyer of his ATV at Wal-Mart in Chehalis. A man from Bonney Lake had contacted police after his stolen ATV turned up for sale on Craigslist and arranged to meet the seller, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and booked into the Lewis County Jail was Troy H. Norton, 50, from LaCenter, according to police.

BUSINESS BURGLARIZED IN GLENOMA

• Sometime between about 10 p.m. on Sunday and 5 o’clock yesterday morning someone broke into a grocery store in Glenoma and made off with an estimated $21,000 in cash, checks and receipts as well as a security camera. The owner of the business on the 9000 block of U.S. Highway 12 discovered a broken window in the back when he arrived, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

GARAGE AND SHOP BREAK-INS

• Someone stole two Honda generators from an unsecured shop on the 800 block of Cannon Road in Packwood during the daylight hours on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:40 p.m. on Saturday following the discovery someone went inside a garage on Southwest Cascade Avenue near Main Street and stole speakers.

TRAILER BREAK-IN

• Morton police say they are still investigating the burglary of a recreational residence in Mossyrock last week in which a 500-watt generator, a propane barbecue and other camping items were stolen. The incident at the camp trailer on the 100 block of Coleman Road was reported about 2:10 p.m. last Monday, according to the Morton Police Department.

PROWLING AROUND IN CHURCH

• Chehalis police were called about 5:30 .m. on  Sunday to a church on the 100 block of Northwest Prindle Avenue where someone had broken in and “did a little vandalism while inside” such as pouring out coffee and syrup and possibly attempting to steal a DVD player, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PROWLING AROUND IN BUSINESS

• Chehalis police were called to the 600 block of Northwest State Street about 11:45 a.m. on Saturday when evidence was found that someone had gotten inside a business, although nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A vehicle was reported stolen about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday from the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis. The Volkswagen turned up abandoned a few hours later abandoned in Thurston County, still in working condition, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

GRAVESTONE GONE

• Morton police are investigating the possible theft of a headstone from the Morton Cemetery, reported last week and believed to have occurred sometime since 2012. A former resident made the report on Wednesday and police do not yet know if if it was removed from the family plot by a caretaker or actually stolen, according to the Morton Police Department.

DRUGS

• Two people were arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop about 3 a.m. on Sunday along Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Felicia M. Gillis-Collado, 24, from Olympia and Richard A. Bolduc, 48, from Elma, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 21-year-old Centralia man contacted about a warrant about 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the 1000 block of Salzer Valley Road in Centralia was subsequently arrested for possession of heroin when a clear plastic baggie found containing a dark tar-like substance field-tested positive for the drug, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Samuel N. Burleson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

KIDS AND MATCHES

• Firefighters were called to a dumpster fire yesterday at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia. It was mostly extinguished by the time the crew arrived but they finished dousing it with water, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A police officer responding to the scene about 11 a.m. reports they suspect an 8-year-old was involved, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A pair of teenage boys contacted around 11:30 a.m. on Friday following the discovery of some spot grass fires near railroad tracks along Southwest Third Avenue in Chehalis found themselves in  trouble. One of them had allegedly been lighting matches and tossing them and the other had suspected marijuana in his pocket, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The cases were referred to juvenile prosecutors, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday to the Twin City Town Center on the 1500 block of Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis where someone had broken a window and broken into a parked vehicle.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday to the 100 block of Southwest William Avenue in Chehalis where someone had just shattered a window on a vehicle.

• Someone stole a handgun from the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 8:45 a.m. yesterday. An officer was told the Springfield semi-automatic 40 caliber pistol had been left under the seat of the unlocked vehicle, parked on the street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Later yesterday and into last night, Chehalis police took reports of other car prowls most of them involving unlocked vehicles, on the 500 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue and the 1400 block of Southwest William Avenue.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of Downing Road about 12:30 p.m. yesterday for a report someone had taken a hammer to a vehicle’s windshield.

WRECKS

• Deputies arrested a 46-year-old Centralia man for driving under the influence after he crashed his Harley Davidson motorcycle about 9 o’clock last night on the 2700 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. Russell A. Bushnell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• One person was injured in a four-vehicle-involved rear end collision when a man from Germany driving a camper van failed to slow down for slowing traffic on Interstate 5 in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. It happened about 3:50 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange, according to the Washington State Patrol. Christopher S. Hillion, 53, of Toledo, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and his Chevrolet Cavalier was totaled, according to the state patrol. His car was hit from behind and shoved into an Audi, which then struck a black Honda Passport, the investigating trooper reported. All the vehicles had to be towed away, except for the Honda which had left the scene, according to the state patrol. Patrick Apitz, from Berlin, was cited for following too closely.

DRIVER ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF

• A motorist in his late 30s ended up in the hospital after he tried to unholster his handgun while traveling down U.S. Highway 12 east of Randle on Friday morning and shot himself in the knee. He was traveling alone and able to call 911 on his cell phone and fortunately didn’t suffer a life-threatening injury, according to Lewis County Fire District 14. Fire Chief Jeff Jaques said when he arrived to the approximately 9 a.m. call in the area near River Ranch Road, a deputy and trooper were already there, bandaging up the wound. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said it appeared the trigger of the 44 caliber pistol may have snagged on his seat belt. The patient was transported to Morton General Hospital, according to Jaques.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, stealing a shopping cart, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disputes, loud neighbor music, misdemeanor thefts, suspicious circumstances, possible suicide threat, collision on city street, sport utility vehicle doing doughnuts in a parking lot, kids on scooters on the street … and more.

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

HALF DOZEN CITED FOR FIGHT

• Six people were arrested when officers responded about 6:25 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Ash Street in Centralia. Arrested for fighting in public and then released were Centralia residents Lori A. Romero, 32, Miguel V. Martinez, 18, Cornelia T. Delarosa, 21, Sabrina L. Towne, 21, Ricky L. Blay, 19, as well as a girl whose name was not not released because she is a juvenile, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 8:10 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of North Tower Avenue where three pool cues were stolen from a business after the owners left them briefly unattended. The loss is estimated at $1,000, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BRUSH FIRE

• Firefighters called yesterday afternoon to a brush fire on near the Burger Claim on Old Highway 99 in Grand Mound extinguished it before it got bigger than about 20 feet by 20 feet. It appeared someone had burning a garbage pile and it got away from them, according to Wes Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving under the influence; response for collision in parking lot … and more.

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Sunday, August 31st, 2014

DEPUTY INJURED DURING DOMESTIC DISPUTE CALL

• A 21-year-old woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly attacking a deputy in Rochester, leaving him with a broken hand and scratches on his face. Law enforcement had been called about 4:30 p.m. regarding a disturbance between a husband and wife at their home on the 3900 block of 183rd Avenue Southwest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. They were told she picked up a shovel and threatened her husband with it, according to Lt. Cliff Ziesemer. An arriving deputy made contact with Nicole J. Duff who was sitting on the porch, the shovel nearby, according to the sheriff’s office. When the deputy attempted to detain her, she began kicking, biting, punching and scratching at him, according to Ziesemer. Duff was Tased and taken into custody with the help of her husband, Ziesemer said. Duff had just been released from jail in Lewis County for punching an officer, Ziesemer said. She was booked into the Thurston County Jail for second-degree assault.

TWO CAMPERS FALL INTO FIRE

• Firefighters and paramedics were called early yesterday to an area off the 1900 block of Spencer Road near Salkum where they were told a man and a woman fell into a fire pit. Both were burned, the woman more seriously with injuries on her abdomen and over more than 20 percent of her body, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. It happened about 1:30 a.m. at Cowlitz Timber Trails, an association of lot owners along the river, Chief Duran McDaniel said. Others at the scene brought the couple to the gate and they were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, McDaniel said. “I don’t know her status, but I’m sure she got shipped out to another facility,” McDaniel said today.

KNIFE THREAT

• A 43-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for second-degree assault after allegedly pulling out a knife and threatening an individual after an argument at Maple Street and Tower Avenue in Centralia. Officers responding about 2 p.m. booked Steven L. Baker into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday from a parking lot at the 100 block of West High Street of a green 1998 Honda Civic stolen from its owner by a relative. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FOUR-VEHICLE COLLISION

• A 42-year-old Olympia woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she slammed into the rear of a car stopped for heavy traffic on northbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis yesterday, sending three of its occupants to the hospital and totaling their Hyundai Sonata, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called about 11:45 a.m. to the scene near milepost 72 found the Sonata was shoved into a another vehicle, which was pushed into the vehicle in front of it. Transported to Providence Centralia Hospital were Heather L. Bittle, 35, of Olympia, and two 16-year-old boys, according to the state patrol. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Suzanne M. Mansker, of Olympia, the investigating trooper reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, trespass, driving with suspended license; responses for domestic dispute, collision on city street … and more.

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Four-vehicle chain reaction collision on northbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis. / Courtesy photo by Stevie Roberts

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

DRUGS

• A 39-year-old man was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine and other offenses following a search of his bedroom on the 100 block of Northeast Division Street in Chehalis by Centralia’s special Anti-Crime Team, in which they reportedly found a stolen air conditioning machine, a spoon with heroin residue and a plastic baggie with meth residue. Galen J. Jorden was booked into the Lewis County Jail on Thursday and charged in Lewis County Superior Court yesterday. Charging papers allege that sometime during the month of August Jorden sold an unspecified amount of meth to an un-named person working under the supervision of a Centralia police detective. The detective was told the air conditioner, worth as much as $4,500, was stolen from a Shell station on Ellsburg Road and Jorden had had it for some time, the documents state. He was charged with second-degree possession of stolen property, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. Bail was set at $25,000 and his arraignment set for this coming Thursday.

• A 22-year-old woman with a business as a painter and no previous criminal history was charged with allegedly twice selling heroin and once selling meth in recent weeks to an un-named person or persons working under the supervision of a Chehalis police detective. Stephanie Nelson was allowed to be released yesterday on a $10,000 unsecured bond after appearing before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court. According to charging documents, the first transaction occurred with 1,000 feet of a school zone in Chehalis. Nelson and 27-year-old Brett A. Economou were both arrested on Thursday in Chehalis by a detective who stopped their vehicle, according to court documents. Economou was charged with delivery of meth as well, as he allegedly was a passenger in Nelson’s vehicle during one transaction and was the one who the confidential informant handed the money to and he handed drugs back to the informant. Charging documents in his case allege when he was booked into jail, some amount of a substance that field tested positive for heroin was found in his under-clothing, so he was also charged with possession. The judge was told he was anticipating starting work next week at a lumber mill in Chehalis. Economou was allowed to be released from jail on the same conditions as Nelson. Their arraignments are scheduled for this coming Thursday.

MISSING MOTORCYCLE

• Centralia police responded about 7:20 p.m. yesterday to a report from the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road regarding the theft of a black and white Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle. Police have a suspect in mind and the investigation is ongoing,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

ALLEGED SEX CRIME

• A 76-year-old lifelong Centralia resident was arrested in connection with recent allegations that about three years ago he inappropriately touched the 6-year-old granddaughter of a neighbor while they were in the backseat of a vehicle on their way to look at Christmas lights at Fort Borst Park. George R. Smith was charged yesterday with two counts of first-degree child molestation in Lewis County Superior Court. Charging documents indicate the child’s mother contacted police in April, the girl was interviewed in June and Centralia police detectives on Tuesday recorded a phone conversation in which the mother called Smith. The girl told a detective Smith put his hand under her shorts, more than once, according to the documents. A judge yesterday allowed Smith to be released pending trial on a $25,000 unsecured bond. His arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 11.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor theft, possible Internet scam … and more.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Updated at 3:48 p.m.

WALL INSIDE CENTRALIA RESIDENCE CATCHES FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 7:20 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 1000 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia where a fire broke out, burning a wall of a room used as an office. “The residents, they attempted to extinguish it, which they did a pretty good job,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Casey McCarthy said. “We put more water on it and opened up the wall.” McCarthy said the residents had grabbed a bowl of water with rice they were cooking to douse the flames. The fire appeared to have been caused from a malfunction of a piece of electronic equipment, like a printer, he said.

MISSING MEDS

• Police were called about 3:30 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 1100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia regarding the theft of pain medication. The victim had a suspect in mind,  and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POSSIBLE PROWLER

• Centralia police were called about 8:10 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of West Center Street where they an individual told them someone pried open his neighbor’s garage door. It wasn’t immediately known if anything was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning regarding a nighttime vehicle prowl on the 1100 block of Brotherson Road.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of graffiti spray painted onto a building on the 100 block of South Silver Street during the night.

• Someone threw a rock through the window of a vehicle parked on the 700 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia during the night, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

DISAGREEMENT WITH A GUN

• Chehalis police were called about 12:40 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue in connection with a dispute involving a vehicle reportedly speeding through the neighborhood. “It looks like there was a confrontation, some allegations of a gun being displayed, although not pointed at anyone,” Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. The incident is still under investigation and no arrests were made, according to Kaut.

HIT AND RUN FROM ACROSS CENTER LINE

• Deputies are looking for a dark blue two-car car with driver’s side damage that crossed the center line on the 3000 block of Jackson Highway early yesterday evening, striking an oncoming vehicle. Deputies arriving about 6:55 p.m. shortly after it happened were told by the 44-year-old Centralia man he was northbound and tried to get his Nissan Sentra onto the shoulder but couldn’t avoid the  collision, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect vehicle was possibly a Mitsubishi, the sheriff’s office said. The Sentra sustained major damage and the victim said he had minor back pain but declined aid, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

MOTIVE FOR ROAD RAGE A MYSTERY

• A man accused of ramming another motorist on the freeway, more than once and causing it to spin out into the concrete center barrier will get his opportunity to make his plea next week in Lewis County Superior Court. Troopers responding to the incident on Interstate 5 south of Chehalis saw a plume of dust consistent with an accident and then followed a trail of smoke off exit 71 at Napavine and came upon a slow-moving sport utility vehicle that pulled to the side of the roadway and then went nose first into the ditch, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver, a 36-year-old software engineer from Redmond, was arrested and then charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and second-degree assault, according to authorities. It happened in the southbound lanes about 3:30 p.m. on Monday and Tony C. Chiang was allowed the following day to be released on a $25,000 signature bond. The two individuals in the other car were not hurt, and didn’t know what prompted it, Washington State Patrol Sgt. Neil Weaver said. “They were shocked and surprised by it,” Weaver said. They said they saw the red SUV coming up fast in the rear view mirror, he said. The driver came alongside them and stared at the car’s occupants, before turning his vehicle into theirs striking its side, charging documents relate. He then allegedly got behind the car and struck its back end and continued pushing it until it spun out, according to charging documents. Weaver said troopers didn’t learn from Chiang why he was upset. “We don’t know, because he didn’t want to talk to us,” Weaver said. Chiang’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, hit and run … and more.

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Updated at 1:23 p.m.

DIGGING FOR COPPER

• The Lewis County Public Works department is getting an estimate for dollar value of the loss of as much as a mile of underground street light wiring. Someone knocked over concrete junction boxes along the 1600 block of Rush Road south of Chehalis and removed the insulated and non-insulated copper wiring, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. It happened sometime between Friday and Monday, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SUSPICIOUS PRIZE

• An individual at the 300 block of N Street in Centralia reported yesterday they received a message over the Internet that requested they send money in order to receive cash winnings from a contest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report from the 500 block of Hemlock Street on Tuesday about a possible identity theft that occurred sometime during the past year.

• Centralia police were called on Tuesday afternoon regarding a forged prescription for pain medications at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police responded on Tuesday morning to a report of a vehicle prowl on the 600 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue and later in the day to another prowl on the 300 block of the same street.

• Police took a report of a vehicle prowl at the 1000 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia on Tuesday.

• Someone broke into a vehicle at the 400 block of South Buckner Street in Centralia and stole a backpack, according to a report made to police on Tuesday.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 10:15 a.m. yesterday to the 700 block of G Street where sometime during the night someone damaged a vehicle by slashing a tired and cutting a seat.

• Several buildings in the area of the 200 block of South Pearl Street were tagged with gang-style graffiti between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department. Spray paint was used leaving some type of moniker, according to police.

DRUGS

• Two woman were arrested overnight following a traffic stop in which both were wanted on warrants from the state Department of Corrections and police found in the vehicle a set of digital scales and two baggies of suspected methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It happened on the 600 block of West Main Street about 12:15 a.m., according to police. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said the driver, Nichole A. Bryant, 25, from Chehalis, was booked for possession and conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine. A suspected meth pipe on the passenger, Deonna A. Williams, 27, of Centralia, got her booked for possession of meth, Wilson said.

GRASS FIRE ONALASKA

• Firefighters called to the 100 block of Leonard Road in Onalaska about 5:30 p.m. yesterday found a grass fire that apparently had begun from the neighboring church, where an individual earlier had done some weed burning along the fence line. It grew to about 30 feet by 30 feet but was knocked down quickly, Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner said.

GRASS FIRE TENINO

• Firefighters spent nearly four hours on Tuesday dealing with a brush fire that covered about six acres of mostly pastureland west of Tenino. Thurston County Fire District 12 Battalion Chief James Fowler said it started beneath a pair of old growth fir trees but its cause was not obvious. They created a wet perimeter to keep the fire away from three homes on Goddard Road Southwest off Tilley Road, he said. Thee horses in the area were moved to a nearby barn as a precaution, according to Fowler.

DUIS

• Chehalis city council member Robert J. Spahr was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol last night in Centralia. He was pulled over about 11 p.m. near the area of Johnson Road and Borst Avenue for not using a turn signal and the officer smelled the odor of intoxicants, according to Centralia Police Department Officer Patty Finch. Spahr was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 58-year-old Centralia man was hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck on the 800 block of North Fork Road outside Chehalis on Tuesday night. Deputies responding just after 9 p.m. found aid personnel extricating the driver from the totaled van, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber described Stephen C. Connon’s injuries as minor. Connon was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to Seiber.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for  alarms, disputes, counterfeiting, shoplifting  and other misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, collision on city street, hit and run to mailbox; complaint about group of pre-teenish boys at a park skateboarding on the toys and using inappropriate language … and more.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Updated at 3:43 p.m.

UNWELCOME VISITOR

• Chehalis police were called about 12:20 a.m. today to the Chehalis Avenue Apartments where a porcupine wandered up a stairwell. An officer used a broom to nudge the animal away from the buildings so it could return to where ever it came from, according to police. “We don’t handle those, we don’t pick them up,” detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said. “We just try and get them to move on their way.”

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Someone stole a backpack from a garage on the 400 block of West Pine Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Police were called to the 600 block of South Tower Avenue at 5 p.m. yesterday because an 18-pack of beer was stolen.

FRAUD CENTRALIA

• Police took a report from the 1100 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia yesterday regarding an individual receiving a  fraudulent check in the mail which was part of a scam.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A woman called Chehalis police yesterday after discovering her wallet was missing from the glovebox of her vehicle. She believed it was taken the day before while parked at the 500 block of West Main Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report from the 500 block of West Main Street yesterday of spray paint on a building and a vehicle that was scratched during the night.

DRUGS

• A 21-year-old Chehalis resident on a bicycle contacted by an officer about 1:40 a.m. today near Southwest 12th Street and McFadden Avenue was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Reid N. Conrad was also wanted by Centralia police for an incident there, according to police. Conrad was charged in Lewis County Superior Court today with drug possession and also second-degree robbery in connection with a wallet snatched from the hand of an individual about 8 p.m. on Saturday at the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia. He was ordered held on $25,000 bail.

GRASS, DUCK BLINDS BURN

• It might have been a spark from a piece of equipment or something similar that ignited a grass fire yesterday just west of Intestate 5 in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Firefighters called about 3 p.m. to the 900 block of Northwest Airport Road found a lot of smoke and football-sized field mostly already burned, according to Fire Capt. Casey Beck. Someone had been tilling the ground, he said. The area was surrounded by a dirt field, so it wasn’t threatening any structures, he said. Except, three duck hunting blinds made from vegetation were burnt up, according to Beck.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report of a vehicle stolen from the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue just before 3 o’clock this morning. It turned up later south of Chehalis after being involved in a collision, without any driver, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ZOOM ZOOM

• A 25-year-old Winlock man was arrested overnight after a deputy spotted him speeding then run a stop sign at North Military and Anterim Roads north of Winlock. Despite the deputy’s lights and sirens, the vehicle sped about 300 yards to the east end of Anterim Road into a driveway, where the driver hopped out and took off running, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 11:30 p.m. Containment was set up by arriving officers, and a police dog was called but a deputy took the suspect into custody when he was spotted walking in the area, according to the sheriff’s office. Nicolas Dodrill was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a warrant and the sheriff’s office will recommend he be charged also with attempted eluding, Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER NIGHTTIME PURSUIT

• A pursuit of a stolen car that left Tumwater at speeds of up to about 100 mph ended more than 30 miles later almost to Curtis over the weekend when the driver who had been turning his headlights on and off rolled the 1996 Honda Civic and crashed, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan M. Dice was hospitalized with possible neck, back and internal injuries, according to a deputy’s report. It began about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday and the chase included Tumwater police and Thurston deputies heading down back roads until Rochester where they continued onto Interstate 5 and a state patrol aircraft followed from above, according to the report. The car headed over Curtis Hill Road and crashed near Scholes Drive, responders said. Deputies planned to book Dice on possession of stolen property, attempting to elude. He was driving with a suspended license and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.

BUY A LOTTERY TICKET

• A driver on his way to work escaped injury overnight when a semi truck drifted into his lane, sending his pickup truck over the concrete center barrier of Interstate 5 into the oncoming lanes where it landed wheels down and rolled to the far shoulder, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. It happened about 2:45 a.m. starting in the northbound lanes just prior to the exit 77 interchange in Chehalis. “He said he didn’t roll or flip, just went airborne,” Fire Capt. Casey Beck said. “There were a lot of things going right for him, for this not to have caused a double or triple fatality.” The man was not injured at all, Beck said, although his transmission was scraped as it didn’t clear the barrier entirely.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, of “Unknown, won’t give name” for obstructing; responses for alarms, disputes, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, unlawful issuance of bad checks, discovery of a counterfeit $10 bill, collision on city street … and more.

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Monday, August 25th, 2014

SUPER DISORDERLY SUBJECT

• A 52-year-old Centralia man who reportedly was yelling and screaming at people and threatening to kill them yesterday at the 700 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia was arrested for harassment. Kenneth R. Meyers was booked into the Lewis County Jail following the approximately 11:20 a.m. incident, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ARREST FOR HAVING GUNS

• A 38-year-old Salkum man was arrested when deputies were called to a family dispute at the 100 block of Rebel Lane; as deputies learned he was a convicted felon but had in his home three rifles and two pistols. It happened on Friday afternoon, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Troy Keene was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful possession of firearms following the issuance of a search warrant and a look around the residence, according to the sheriff’s office.

MANDOLIN MISSING

• A deputy took a report about 2:30 yesterday afternoon of a just-discovered burglary at a home on the 100 block of Kiser Road in Ethel in which a mandolin and a wheelbarrow were among the items taken, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

STORAGE UNIT BURGLED

• Diving and fishing equipment were among the property stolen when someone forced their way into a storage locker on the 2500 block of Jackson Highway outside Chehalis. A deputy called to the facility on Friday concluded the break-in occurred sometime since  Aug. 13, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VANDALISM

• Morton police were called after the discovery someone broke a window out of a vehicle inside a garage at the 100 block of Collar Avenue last Tuesday afternoon.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of graffiti found on the side of a business at the 900 block of West Main Street.

CAR PROWL

• Someone prowled a vehicle parked at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police at about noon yesterday.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a car prowl on the 400 block of South Diamond Street that occurred a week ago.

• An individual reported a vehicle prowl about 12:30 p.m. yesterday from a parking lot on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis.

• Chehalis police were called about a vehicle prowl on Northwest State Avenue on Friday morning.

HOME CATCHES FIRE

• A house fire in Grand Mound may have started in the kitchen area but worked its way up into the attic space on Saturday afternoon, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Crews were called just after 4:30 p.m. to the 18200 block of Guava Street, Chief Robert Scott said. Nobody was injured, according to the chief.

JUST THE CABLE GUY

• Morton police were called about 9 p.m. on Thursday regarding a suspicious person in a vehicle the area of Airport Way. Officers made contact with the person who identified himself as a subcontractor for the cable company, according to the Morton Police Department.

ZOOM ZOOM

• A driver traveling more than 100 mph down Interstate 5 lost control, struck a semi truck parked in the Maytown Rest Area and caught fire yesterday afternoon. The driver was able to get out and was transported to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 2003 Mercedes Benz was consumed by flames.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, 18-year-old reportedly punching holes in the walls of parent’s home; responses for alarms, disputes, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, loud neighbor music … and more.

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A 2003 Mercedes Benz is extinguished after it ran into a parked truck and caught fire at the Maytown Rest Area. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

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Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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Flames rise from a house and surrounding brush in Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Cheyenne Bishop

CENTRALIA HOUSE CATCHES FIRE

• A vacant house at the end of Brotherson Road in Centralia was destroyed by fire overnight, drawing 11 firefighters from Riverside Fire Authority and the Chehalis Fire Department. Crews called about 2:20 a.m. found the single-story home fully involved in flames and the vegetation around it burning, according to Capt. Erik Olson. The residence had been unoccupied for some time and is in the area just east of Interstate 5 slated for a large commercial development project, according to the fire department. Nobody was injured. The fire investigator was able to find where the fire started but figuring out its exact cause will be difficult because of the amount of damage, according to Olson.

BICYCLE BANDIT

• Officers responded about 8 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia where a male in his 20s reportedly snatched a wallet from its owner’s hand and fled on a bicycle.

MEDS MISSING

• Police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of prescription medications from a home on the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports on Friday morning of several buildings in the downtown area hit with graffiti, including on the 800 block of North Tower Avenue.

AND MORE

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

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Updated at 6:42 p.m.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old woman from Texas arrested at Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon for reportedly taking food from the deli and eating it in the McDonald’s seating area with her companion was booked into the Lewis County Jail when a search of her purse turned up a variety of pills without proper prescription documentation, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said Kimberly R. Lawson and John C. Vaughn were being watched by security staff and threw away the packaging of the product, valued at just over $20. Both were arrested for third-degree theft and jailed, Bailey said.

MISSING HONDA CAR

• Centralia police were called about 11:20 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a white 1993 Honda Accord from a parking lot at the 200 block of North Pearl Street.

POLICE: HAM HILL BURGLARY SOLVED

• A 35-year-old Bucoda man was arrested yesterday for allegedly driving another male to a home on the 1100 block of Ham Hill Road last month for a burglary. On July 18, the resident returned home to find a window pried open, some of his belongings outside in the grass and tire tracks in the yard, according to police. A laptop computer for which he had a serial number for was missing and its information entered into a law enforcement database, charging documents state. A Centralia police detective yesterday was summoned to a Bucoda home by a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office detective who was there on another matter and found the stolen computer, according to the court documents. Curtis W. Hoffman who resides there with his mother and her caregiver, told Centralia detective Pat Beall what he had done, according to charging documents. Hoffman was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with residential burglary. His bail was set at $25,000.

COLLISION

• A bicyclist suffered minor injuries in a collision with a vehicle late yesterday afternoon at the 1200 block of North Pearl Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, burglary, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, telephone harassment via texting, suspicious circumstances … and more.