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Monday, October 20th, 2014

BURGLARY

• Someone stole about $5,000 worth of old coins from a safe at a residence on the 100 block of Clark Road in Onalaska sometime during the week that ended on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said there is a person of interest.

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday that a Remington shotgun was stolen from a residence on the 200 block of James Street.

DOMESTIC ON FREEWAY

• Shane L. Davis, 41 of Vancouver, was handed over to troopers last night after he was found hiding in the woods behind a home on the 2300 block of Blair Road in Centralia. Officers responded about 5:25 p.m. to assist troopers who were dealing with a reported assault on Interstate 5 just north of the city, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspect had fled into the woods, according to police. A dog track was unsuccessful, until about to hours later when police were called about a suspicious male, police report. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault.

PORN SCAM

• Chehalis police were called on Friday by a man who said a popup porn message appeared on his cell phone after his teenage son attempted to download an app, the message purportedly from the FBI warning his phone was locked was locked down and he must pay $500. Police confiscated the phone because the image(s) in question are questionable, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said there’s no reason to think the FBI would do such a thing, the attempt is a scam. He advises folks to be cautious when downloading apps, and be sure to read the fine print.

DRUGS

• A 26-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Saturday evening near Mellen and Marsh streets in Centralia. Brian M. Williams reportedly ran from officers who recognized him about 7 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. He was wanted on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections and was taken into custody after a brief struggle, according to police. Williams was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday regarding someone prowling through unlocked vehicles at the 900 block of North Washington Avenue. Nothing seemed to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday to the 1600 block of Southeast Aust Manor Drive where someone had gotten inside an unlocked vehicle during the night and stole a purse and its contents.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 100 block of Jackson Street in Centralia that an unknown person had removed the screws holding the lights to a vehicle.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

• A 21-year-old Chehalis resident faces a possible charge of furnishing liquor to minors, after deputies learned two minors involved in a single-vehicle accident early on Sunday morning had just left a party on the 1600 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis where they had been drinking. Deputies had responded to the area earlier regarding parking issues and were assured by the 21-year-old host he was checking guest’s identification to make sure no one was underage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, reckless driving, underage drinking, misdemeanor assault, resisting arrest, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, trespassing, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, noisy neighbor party, report of sex crime in the past, vehicle versus deer, collision on city street, SUV driving on someone’s lawn, passenger mooning motorists on Chamber of Commerce Way … and more.

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

NOT SHOT

• A 19-year-old Centralia resident was arrested yesterday for disorderly conduct after reportedly walking in and out of traffic, yelling and throwing things at passing vehicles. Police say Jacob S. Drury then walked into a house and announced he’d been shot, which he hadn’t been. It happened in the area of the 200 block of Latona Street about 4:40 p.m. Drury was back out in the street when officers arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said it appeared he may have been under the influence of something. Drury was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded to a report about 6:10 a.m. today of a car prowl on the 1100 block of J Street. Tools were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, malicious mischief, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Friday, October 17th, 2014

STOLEN SERVICES FROM ER

• A 36-year-old man was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for first-degree theft and other alleged offenses following an investigation into almost $25,000 worth of unpaid bills from two emergency room visits this summer at Providence Centralia Hospital. Police say Jason P. Parmele of Tacoma used either someone else’s name or a false name when he got care on June 12 and June 28. He was suffering from abdominal pain and other ailments, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer Patty Finch said Parmele was also booked for forgery, criminal impersonation and unlawful procurement of prescription drugs for narcotics he was given while at the hospital. Finch said one visit cost $13,945 and the other was $10,961.

STOLEN GIFT CARDS FROM BUSINESS

• A 19-year-old K-Mart employee was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing about $330 in gift card money from her employer, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Angel R. Nelson, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, according to police.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report of a stolen car yesterday morning from the 1100 block of Brotherson Road. A Honda Accord. The black 1991 four-door vehicle disappeared sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. It has a license plate reading AFX 2027, according to police.

• A 28-year-old Rochester man was arrested last night for possession of stolen property following an incident in which he was stopped by an officer near the 400 block of West Pear Street, but he jumped out and ran away. Centralia police say Matthew L. Emery was quickly apprehended and they discovered the vehicle he was driving had been stolen in Lacey the day before. Emery was booked into the Lewis County Jail following the 9:20 p.m. incident, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 6:40 a.m. today regarding an overnight vehicle prowl at the 1400 block of Crescent Avenue.

LOST HUNTER FOUND

• Firefighters were called to aid a hunter who had been lost in the woods on Weyerhaeuser forest land west of Centralia last night. Deputies had gotten a call from an individual about 8 p.m. who said he got separated from his partner on the 620 Weyerhaeuser Line, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. They tried to use cell phone GPS information and also yelled out for the man and just before 11 p.m., he responded, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said. The missing man was about 300 yards off the roadway over a ravine in the area of Wildcat Drive, Breen said. Deputies brought him out and he was checked for dehydration, exhaustion and exposure, according to responders. Riverside Fire Authority Firefighter Rick LeBoeuf said the patient declined to got the hospital. He said he was fine, LeBoeuf said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, violation of protection order, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious person, noisy neighbors; complaint of  tailgating driver, customer cussing at workers … and more.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of West Pear Street about 10:15 p.m. yesterday regarding a burglary to a garage in which someone had broken the lock to get inside. Among the property missing is what’s described as a recumbent bicycle with “ape hanger” handle bars, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police took a report yesterday morning from the 800 block of J Street in Centralia regarding a ladder stolen during the night.

THEFT

• Two bowling balls were stolen when someone broke into a vehicle during the night  at the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl in a parking lot on the 400 block of Front Street in which the driver’s side window was shattered.

VANDALISM

• Someone shattered the rear window of  vehicle parked on North Market Boulevard in Chehalis, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, misdemeanor theft, suspicious person, noisy neighbors … and more.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

PLAYING WITH FIRE

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to a hair salon on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard after the discovery someone had set fire to some of the contents of their recycling bin outside next to the building. The damage was limited to the plastic bin and some magazines, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UNWANTED VISITOR

• A 36-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly crawled through an unlocked bedroom window at his ex’s home south of Chehalis, engaged in an argument and then left, slashing two tires on a vehicle as he departed. The incident occurred about 6 o’clock on Monday morning at the 200 block of Labree Road, but deputies didn’t locate the suspect until yesterday at a home in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin C. Anderson, described as transient, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

AUTO THEFT

• A 1991 Cadillac Seville missing yesterday morning from the 500 block of South Silver Street was located about 3:15 a.m. today in the parking lot at Fuller’s Shop N Kart on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A stolen 2001 Dodge pickup truck was located yesterday abandoned at Walnut and Silver streets in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 a.m. today to a car prowl on the 600 block of Southwest William Avenue.

GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL

• A 47-year-old man who reportedly became irate and swore at the judge during proceedings yesterday afternoon in Centralia Municipal Court was arrested for contempt of court. Brandon A. Young, from Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, collision on city street, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

AUTO THEFT

• A blueish gray 1991 Cadillac Seville was stolen from the 500 block of South Silver Street sometime between 6 p.m. yesterday and early this morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A stolen black Honda car was recovered yesterday at the 200 block of Walnut Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT FROM YARD

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Mikayla Lane in Centralia regarding the theft of tires and wheels from outside a residence. The items went missing sometime after 9 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT FROM STORE

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday in connection with allegedly making fraudulent returns to a store on the 100 block of West High Street in Centralia. Rodney P. Bednarik was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  no driver’s license, underage possession of alcohol; responses for alarms, dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, hit and run, suspicious circumstances; complaint of kids skateboarding on sidewalk  … and more.

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Monday, October 13th, 2014

STABBING INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police are investigating a reported stabbing incident from Saturday night. Officers were summoned around 10:20 p.m. by the fire department who were on a call at the 400 block of Northeast Washington Avenue when a male walked up and said he’d been stabbed a couple of times, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said the individual was treated and his wounds were not so serious that he needed to be hospitalized. Police are still looking into it, according to Bailey.  “We’re still investigating, so it’s not clear what occurred,” Bailey said.

FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK

• A 34-year-old man was arrested yesterday evening following a ruckus behind a downtown Centralia tavern. Officers responding around 6 p.m. to the 100 block of South Railroad Avenue were told friends were trying to stop Michael P. Burnell from driving drunk and he was fighting them, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say he also tried to fight with officers and was “subdued” with the use of a Taser. Burnell was booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to police.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 10:30 a.m. yesterday of stolen mail from the the 500 block of Courtland Street.

• Chehalis police took a report from the 400 block of Southwest 14th Street on Friday of a battery stolen from out of a sport utility vehicle there sometime during the previous two weeks.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, noisy neighbors … and more.

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Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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One teenager hurt when car hits bear on highway / Courtesy photo by Grays Harbor County Fire District 1

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TEEN SUFFERS HEAD INJURY WHEN CAR HITS BEAR

• A 16-year-old boy was airlifted after a car in which he was a passenger hit a bear on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles east of Oakville last night. Troopers and aid were called about 9 p.m. to the area near Elma-Gate Road East and Stewart Street found the driver was unhurt but Connor B. Lovell of Aberdeen suffered a head injury. The black bear was standing in the middle of the highway and was struck by a 2000 Ford Focus driven by Brook L. Swarts, 16, of Oakville, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was able to safely pull off to the side of the road, even though the car’s airbags deployed, according to Grays Harbor County Fire District 1. The car was described as totaled. The bear wandered away from the scene, according to the state patrol. The investigating trooper reports the passenger’s seatbelt was in use, but failed to restrain him. Lovell was flown to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. Shawn Burdett of the fire department reported Lovell’s condition as stable.

SUSPICIOUS FIRE BURNS UP SHED NEAR CENTRALIA HOME

• An overnight fire that destroyed a large shed behind a house on the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia is being investigated as an arson. Firefighters called at 2:30 a.m. found the flames were beginning to spread to the home, which was only about 20 feet away, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The home’s occupant had been awakened by a passerby and was outside already when crews arrived, according to Capt. Erik Olson. He described the wooden storage building as about 16 feet by 16 feet; the backyard is adjacent to the railroad tracks, he said. The exterior of the house sustained minor damage, according to Olson. Nobody was hurt. The cause is under investigation, in coordination with the Centralia Police Department.

MAN BOOKED FOR AUTO THEFT

• A Centralia man was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing a car from the 400 block of West Plum Street. Officers learned the Honda had been stolen and put out an attempt to locate message to other officers, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shortly thereafter when a deputy spotted the missing car in the area of Harrison Avenue and Johnson Road, the driver sped off, leading the deputy on a short pursuit, according to police. He pulled into a driveway on the 2500 block of Sharon Street and was beginning to hop out, but was detained, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. James J. Ayres-Brewer, 23 years old according to police and 22 years old according to the sheriff’s office, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for theft of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude. The sheriff’s office described the stolen car as a 1992 Toyota Paseo.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report from the 900 block of West Third Street yesterday morning of an overnight vehicle prowl.

HIT AND RUN

• Police were called about 12:50 a.m. yesterday to the 800 block of South Street in Centralia where a pickup truck drove across a lawn and slammed into a car parked in the driveway. Officers did not locate the truck, described as an older red pickup with a white canopy, according to the Centralia Police Department. It should have extensive front end damage, according to police.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license … and more.

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The aftermath on South Street in Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Kevin Bookter

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

ANONYMOUS DELIVERY

• Usually it’s a police officer that leaves something tucked under your car’s windshield wiper, like a ticket. But yesterday afternoon, Chehalis Police Department Officer Warren Ayers found a small surprise on his patrol car parked outside the department on North Market Boulevard. On the wiper was a small baggie containing a white crystal substance, according to department spokesperson Linda Bailey. Was it meth? Maybe, Bailey said. The item was taken into evidence and slated for destruction, according to Bailey.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon of a maroon 1996 Dodge Caravan stolen from the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue.

ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY

• Chehalis police arrested two individuals yesterday in Rochester in connection with an interrupted burglary last month on the 1400 block of Southwest Kelly Avenue. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Sarah J. Taylor, 33, and Victor L. Hicke, 25, both from Centralia, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, suspected fraud, trespassing, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, noisy neighbor party … and more.

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Personnel with Riverside Fire Authority, both current and retired, went through 25 pounds of pancake mix when they grilled up breakfast for the public on Saturday. Firefighters with the Centralia area department hosted a thank you breakfast, in appreciation for the passage of their levy. / Courtesy photo by Assistant Fire Chief Rick Mack

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

MASS CASH, PURSE STOLEN IN ETHEL BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they are investigating a burglary in which someone went into an Ethel-area residence and stole a pink camouflage purse and matching wallet containing $1,500. Also taken sometime between Sunday and Monday from the home on the 300 block of Brim Road are driver’s license, social security card, check book, bank card, first aid kit and such, according to the sheriff’s office.

ID, OTHER IMPORTANT RECORDS TAKEN IN CENTRALIA BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 4:40 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia where someone had pried open the back door, come inside and stole personal documents such as passport, social security card and identification, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BRIEF IMPERSONATION

• Jonathan W. Crofton, 38, from Chehalis, was arrested by Centralia police yesterday for allegedly signing a citation with his brother’s name, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for forgery and identity theft, according to Officer John Panco.

DRUGS

• Christin W. Isenhower, 44, a homeless person, and April R. Thielen, 36, of Chehalis, were arrested by Centralia police yesterday for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance after an ongoing investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer John Panco.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, trespassing, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor assault, disorderly person, collision on city street … and more.

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

VEHICLE THEFT

• A Chehalis woman called police at about 11:15 p.m. last night to report she had parked her newly purchased Honda Accord next to the residence on the 700 block of Southwest Moonlight Lane and two hours later discovered it was gone. Since the car was not yet transferred into her name, she was advised to have the registered owner contact police to report it stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A motorcycle stolen from Olympia was recovered yesterday at the 400 block of Iron Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AT SCHOOL BUS STOP

• The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office took a report yesterday of an incident involving an exchange between a 13-year-old boy and a woman in a black sport utility vehicle at his bus stop in Rochester. It was about 6:30 a.m. when he was waiting for his school bus on the 9700 block of 180th Way Southwest and the Ford Explorer-type vehicle pulled up, the female driver spoke to the boy and said, you’ve missed your bus, why don’t I give you a ride, sheriff’s office Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said. “The kid said, no I didn’t, and they actually started arguing,” Ziesemer said. An arriving high school student asked what was going on, then the  bus arrived and the woman drove away, he said. “The 13-year-old had no idea who this was and had never seen her before,” Ziesemer said. “So that’s kinda suspicious.” Extra patrol were expected in the area, he said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on county road … and more.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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SCORES OF PAIN PILLS LIFTED FROM VEHICLE

• A deputy responded yesterday to a report of a vehicle prowl at the 100 block of Carlisle Avenue in Onalaska in which about miscellaneous medications including 150 hydrocodone pills were taken. It happened on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. The value is $100, according to the sheriff’s office.

BARGING IN, BAD

• Centralia police were called about 12:30 a.m. today to the 1200 block of Alder Street after a 41-year-old man reportedly kicked in the door at his estranged wife’s residence and went inside without permission. When he realized someone was on the phone with 911, he left and police were not able to contact him,  according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is being sent to prosecutors to decide on charges to file, according to police.

BIG BANG ALARMS COURTHOUSE WORKERS

• Chehalis police were called to the Historic Lewis County Courthouse about 2:45 p.m. yesterday after employees believed they heard a gunshot. It turned out the noise was from a table that fell over or was dropped on the third floor, according to police.

OFFICERS HELPING PEOPLE

• Centralia police spent an hour or two last night at the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue in connection with a man who was distraught and wanted to harm himself. Officers spoke to him for some time before he eventually gave himself up and was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nobody was injured during the incident, according to police.

STOLEN RIFLE PART

• Chehalis police took a theft report yesterday from a seller at the gun show at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds who conducted an inventory after the weekend and discovered a lower portion from an AR15 rifle was missing. The gun part is valued at about $100, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

TOO MUCH BOOZE

• A 56-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested overnight after he was allegedly found passed out inside her vehicle at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Brian G. Nichols was arrested after contact with an officer around 4 a.m. and booked into the Lewis County Jail for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were summoned to a home on Northeast Washington Avenue in the middle of the night over the weekend after a call to 911 in which they were told a drunken male walked in after they opened the door when they heard something outside. Police were told he was passed out on their floor, at about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday. Nobody was arrested, but aid was called to check on him, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FIRE COMMISSIONER RESIGNS MID-TERM

• One of the three members of the board of commissioners that oversees the Napavine area fire department has resigned. Jamie Guenther was elected to a six-year term in November 2011. Guenther came into the station yesterday and dropped his letter of resignation from the board, Lewis County Fire District 5 Fire Chief Gregg Peterson said. He cited personal reasons, according to Peterson. Peterson said he was going to be contacting the Lewis County Auditor’s Office to find out the process for replacing a board member. The board’s next regular business meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  misdemeanor theft, hit and run, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for vandalism, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Monday, October 6th, 2014

Updated at 6:47 p.m.

CHEHALIS MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOSSYROCK CRASH

• An unbelted Chehalis resident who was launched from the back seat of a car into its windshield when it skidded into a tree over the weekend in Mossyrock was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for possible reconstructive surgery on his face, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when a deputy found the car parked in the middle of the road at Mossyrock Road West and Birley Road with some individuals inside and two males standing outside, one with a bloody face, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy at first was told it happened at a fight at a party, but subsequently discovered the Volkswagen Golf had wrecked nearby at the end of the county road, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown indicated the driver was suspected of being intoxicated and was arrested for vehicular assault. Cody A.M. Trepanier, 22, Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown. She said his injuries were minor and didn’t know the extent of the injuries to the other two occupants. Everyone but the 26-year-old Chehalis man had been wearing seat belts, she said. The car was described as totaled.

GLASS DOOR SMASHED, SPIRITS STOLEN

• Two people were arrested yesterday after a night time burglary at a distillery on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue, one of them discovered hours later passed out with empty bottles nearby, a couple of blocks from the business, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer called about 6:50 a.m. to Blind Pig Spirits recognized Gordon C. Powell Jr.’s image on surveillance video, according to Officer Patty Finch. The 44-year-old allegedly threw a large chunk of concrete through the glass front door, went inside and left with about $90 worth of liquor, according to police. Police say Powell told a friend about it and the friend went to Blind Pig and helped himself to about $180 worth of alcohol and flasks. Tyson D. Ball, 24, was discovered around noon sleeping near the railroad station, Finch said. Powell, from Chehalis, and Ball, from Centralia, were both booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TEEN FLEES STORE WITH HARD LIQUOR

• A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he allegedly stole a bottle of vodka and a bottle of whiskey from a drug store in Chehalis on Saturday, and fled into a nearby backyard where the resident detained him. An officer called just before 1 p.m. to the 500 block of South Market Street learned the teen was missing out of Spokane with a juvenile probation warrant, and he was intoxicated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. His companion was not arrested, according to police.

POLICE: MOSSY BURGLARY ARREST

• Morton police said they arrested a 34-year-old Joe P. Padrick of Mossyrock yesterday afternoon for second-degree burglary after he allegedly admitted breaking into a home on  Mossyrock Road West and stealing money and a credit card.

AUTO THEFT

• A Wal-Mart employee finishing his shift this morning discovered the car he’d parked in the lot last night was gone. Chehalis police called about 7:15 a.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue found security footage that showed the 1990 Acura Integra leaving the premises about 12:30 a.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. The stolen car was subsequently found, minus all four tires and wheels, on the 100 block of Boistfort Road in Curtis, according to police. The stereo was missing as well, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

• A deputy took a report on Friday of a 1990 Ford Econoline van missing from the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood. Its owner, a 44-year-old Lacey man, said he went to pick it up after leaving it there a year and a half ago, and it was gone,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The resident told a deputy he thought the owner picked it up, as it was gone back in June, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 11 p.m. on Saturday to a parking lot at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue where they were told by a woman that she stepped away from her vehicle for just a couple of minutes and when she returned, her purse was gone, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An iPod and a Canon Rebel camera were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 800 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

• Centralia police took a report about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday of a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of Vienna Lane. Cash was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they are looking for a 53-year-old Packwood resident for an alleged second-degree assault involving his girlfriend on Friday afternoon. A deputy responding to the 100 block of Saddle Horse Lane was told they had been arguing when he threw her onto a bed and used his forearm to pin her neck down, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman said she could not breathe until she bit him in the arm to get free, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said as Kevin L. Battrick was leaving, he shoved a 70-year-old woman at the doorway, causing her to lose her balance.

FIRE AT GAS STATION QUICKLY DOUSED

• Firefighters were called about 9:50 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle on fire at a gas station on the 1300 block of Rush Road in Napavine. Someone had already put it out with a portable fire extinguisher before they arrived, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

SPEED RACER WANTED

• Centralia police said yesterday they are looking for information about a reckless motorcycle rider who eluded officers on Saturday evening, speeding and running several stop signs. The dirt bike-style motorcycle was last seen in the area of North Tower Avenue and Sixth Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

YARD DRIVER WANTED

• A deputy was called about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 3500 block of Jackson Highway outside Chehalis after a neighbor heard what sounded like an accident and the resident found tire tracks that left the road and went through his yard. On the way through, the vehicle struck a garbage can, a fence post and fir tree, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BUILDING HIT AND RUN

• Morton police reported this morning that about 11 a.m. last Tuesday an officer was called because a vehicle ran into a building during the night at the 100 block of Main Avenue. An exterior wall was damaged in an amount to be determined, according to the Morton Police Department.

DUI WRECK

• A 48-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for driving under the influence after his 1993 Dodge truck went over a steep embankment and rolled onto its side on the 200 block of Pleasant Valley Road outside Winlock on Sunday night. A deputy responding to the approximately 8:45 p.m. incident booked Nicholas J. Rademaker into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, forgery, shoplifting, trespassing, resisting arrest, misdemeanor assault, negligent driving, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, misdemeanor theft, restraining order violation, possible suicidal person, dog in distress in a parked vehicle, collisions on city streets, wrecks on county roads including one with a deer … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

MAD DAD TAKES PURSUIT OFF ROAD

• A Centralia father was arrested after he reportedly chased his teenage step-daughter and her boyfriend with his car down a city sidewalk yesterday evening. The 19-year-old had called police about 7:50 p.m. from the 200 block of South Pearl Street near Visiting Nurses Thrift Shop about a dispute and when officers arrived, they learned David D. Nelson had pursued the couple on the east sidewalk with his Chevrolet Cavalier, nearly hitting them, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nobody was hurt and nothing was damaged beyond some crushed blades of grass, according to police. The disagreement involved concern about her child, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. The young mother is described as transient, the 35-year-old boyfriend is a Centralia resident, according to police. Nelson was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to police.

FIRE ESCAPES BURN PILE

• Firefighters were called yesterday afternoon to a backyard in Adna for a brush fire. It was about 2 p.m. on Glenview Lane, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. “The burn ban has been lifted and somebody was burning and it got a little out of control,” Firefighter Steven Busz said. The fire spread to an area of about 100 feet by 100 feet, burning grass and a small tree or two before it was extinguished, according to Busz.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for vandalism, misdemeanor theft … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

DETECTIVES LOOKING FOR WITNESSES OF ASSAULT OUTSIDE BAR

• Centralia police are investigating an incident in which a 27-year-old Centralia man was attacked last night by several people outside the Hub Tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. Police were called at 1:25 a.m. by a family member who said the victim was taken over to Providence Centralia Hospital. He was contacted there by an officer as he was being transferred to another hospital, up north, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Little information was gained at the time as the incident had occurred a couple of hours earlier and witnesses were no longer around, Reichert said. The victim was said not to know who it was that assaulted him, according to Reichert. Detectives are looking into it, he said.

FAMILY DISPUTE

• Deputies responded about 9:15 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Tauscher Road near Onalaska regarding a 21-year-old man who had been drinking, who allegedly threatened family members, threatened to harm himself and also to harm others, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Travis L. Oshane reportedly punched his stepfather in the head multiple times but fled before law enforcement arrived, according to the sheriff’s office. A police dog was brought in and Oshane was located and booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown reports.

OUTBUILDING BURGLARY

• A 68-year-old Cinebar getting ready for a hunting trip called 911 after discovering several items missing from his shop, including camo jackets, about five gallons of fuel and a saw. A deputy learned the theft at the 900 block of Burnt Ridge Road occurred sometime between Sunday and Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is about $675, according to the sheriff’s office.

FRAUD

• An officer was called to Centralia Municipal Court about 11:30 a.m. yesterday regarding an allegedly forged document presented to the court. Further details were not available as the incident is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the 3200 block of Elizabeth Court yesterday to take a report of the unauthorized used of credit card.

BENCH MISSING

• Someone stole a white wooden garden bench from in front of a home on the 400 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday evening.

THEFT OF WHIPPED CREAM

• A 32-year-old man with a Seattle address was arrested yesterday evening after he reportedly seen ingesting or huffing from two cans of whipped cream inside Wal-Mart and then selected two shirts and a black hat off racks and put them on. He told an officer responding about 6 p.m. he was just trying the items on, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Noah M. Escobar smelled of intoxicants and because he had been formally trespassed from the store on Louisiana Avenue in the past, was arrested for second-degree burglary, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

LOST AND FOUND

• A smart phone was turned onto the Centralia Police Department yesterday after being found on the 500 block of South Washington Avenue.

COLLISION

• A 36-year-old Centralia man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital last night after the vehicle in which he was a passenger ran off U.S. Highway 12 near Gershick Road and struck a ditch. Troopers called about 10:35 p.m. to the scene about five miles west of Mossyrock report the driver, Irvin J. Weiher, 39, of Chehalis, was unhurt. Weiher had been traveling westbound when he fell asleep, according to the Washington State Patrol. His 2013 Ford F150 pickup was impounded. He was to be arrested for second-degree negligent driving, according to the state patrol. The injuries to Michael B. Kane were unspecified. Both had been wearing seat belts, the investigating trooper reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disorderly person, hit and run, protection order violation, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, request for help getting a small possum out of a woman’s laundry room … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

POLICE: INSIDER THEFT FROM SMALL BUSINESS

• A former bookkeeper was arrested yesterday for first-degree theft following an investigation that began this summer after a report from a concrete business with locations in Chehalis and Napavine. Chehalis police detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said police were contacted by the owner of Apex Mobile Mix on July 27. After various financial records were gathered, Wilson asked Angela D. Sawyer to come in the police department to talk with him. She showed up yesterday, but declined to be interviewed, he said. “She was working for the company and over the last two years is alleged to have taken thousands of dollars,” Wilson said. More than $50,000 is missing, he said. Sawyer, 39, was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BURGLARY UNCOVERED

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary to a home on the 300 block of L Street. it came to the attention of police during another investigation and a person of interest has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a 1991 Honda stolen from an apartment complex on the 1000 block of North Schueber Road. It has a license plate reading AND 1194, according to the Centralia Police Department.

RESISTING ARREST

• A 27-year-old Olympia man was arrested yesterday evening for allegedly being uncooperative, trying to leave and trying to fight off officers’ attempts to detain him following a call to the Centralia Outlets at the 1300 block of Lum Road regarding a suspicious person trying to get into a vehicle. Kenneth J. Zawadzinski was booked into the Lewis County Jail  for obstructing and resisting arrest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PERILS OF GUTTER CLEANING

• A 58-year-old Chehalis area man called 911 yesterday evening after he looked out his second story window and saw a stranger looking back at him. The stranger, a 38-year-old from Carter Lake, Iowa passing through on his way to Portland had spotted a ladder and rope against the side of the home on the 2300 block of Jackson Highway and thought it looked inviting, like a “hippie trail, so he climbed up it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. They talked, the stranger asked if he could exit through the home instead of going back down the ladder and was escorted out by the resident, the sheriff’s office reports. On the way out, he asked for a beer, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The owner had been using the ladder earlier to clean out his gutters, according to Brown. Deputies arriving after the approximately 7 p.m. incident arrested Anthony E. Kies for burglary and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Prosecutors declined to charge Kies with burglary and he is expected to be seen in Lewis County District Court for a lesser charge.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, disorderly person, runaway child, suspicious circumstances, report of attempted fraud by phone, collision on city street, car versus deer on county road … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Updated at 6:15 p.m.

COLLISION

• A 63-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he wrecked his scooter-type motorcycle late yesterday afternoon along the 3500 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. Responders called just after 5 p.m. found the man from Lake Tapps was wearing a half-helmet which may have come off and he had serious facial injuries and a possible head injury. It happened when he attempted a left-hand turn, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 2007 Yamaha XC50 had only minor damage, the sheriff’s office reports.

VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN

• A woman was hospitalized after she was struck at a crosswalk in downtown Centralia by a small pickup truck today. Firefighters called at noon to South Tower Avenue at Cherry Street found her conscious but with suspected internal injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority. She was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Capt. Scott Weinert.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The former Onalaska volunteer firefighter and part time substitute school bus driver was sentenced today to life in prison with a minimum of just over three years in connection with allegations of sexual abuse of a teenage relative. Richard L. Crumbliss, 44, was arrested in April and has remained held in the Lewis County Jail. Crumbliss in August admitted no wrong doing when he made a so-called Alford plea of guilt to second-degree assault with sexual motivation and second-degree child molestation. His lawyer David Arcuri said the “indeterminate” sentence means Crumbliss could be released after 37 months, or even sooner with good time. But if or when he does get out, he will be under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections for the rest of his life, so if he ever fails to abide by DOC conditions, he could be sent back to prison, Lewis County Superior Court Judge Richard Brosey said during this morning’s hearing. Crumbliss would be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and would not be allowed to ever go where children congregate, according to Arcuri. Nothing under criminal law would prevent him from working again as firefighter-EMT, although since Crumbliss didn’t respond to the July temporary suspension of his EMT license by the state – stemming from the criminal allegations – the state Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System Program earlier this month imposed a 15-year suspension of his license.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, drunk teenager; responses for dispute, suspicious circumstances, suspected protection order violation, collisions on city streets, possibly suicidal individuals, misdemeanor theft such as a stolen shopping cart, request for assistance dealing with an elderly family member who insisted on going to Walgreens to deal with collecting money she’d been told she won  … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

BREAK-INS AROUND CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to another shed burglary, this one on the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. Sometime during the night someone got inside the unlocked structure and left with drills, speaker, an amplifier and other items, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone shattered the glass front doors to a vacant convenience store on the 3300 block of Jackson Highway outside Chehalis, according to a report made yesterday to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. The damage is estimated at $1,000.

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of Carter Lane outside Chehalis where someone had kicked in the entry door to a shop building. Nothing was missing, but the damage is about $200, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a 1997 Nissan pickup was stolen from the 200 block of Mandy Road near Toledo sometime on Saturday or Sunday. The 54-year-old owner described the vehicle as white with blue stripes and worth about $2,500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A pickup truck belonging to the county and stolen from the the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds last month turned up yesterday abandoned on the 100 block of August Road in Cinebar. The Chevrolet S10 with a broken out back window was valued at $500, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MARIJUANA PIPE SEIZED FROM GRADE SCHOOLER

• Police were called to Olympic Elementary School in Chehalis yesterday after a teacher was notified a fourth grader had been showing around a possible marijuana pipe. That’s what it turned out to be and the item was confiscated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There was nothing to indicate the child had used it; he said a ninth grader gave it to him, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. It’s unlikely any criminal offense would be pursued, because of the boy’s young age, according to Wilson.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, misdemeanor theft such as mountain bikes stolen from a front porch  … and more.

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CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect the correct grade school where Chehalis police were called about a student with a pipe.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Updated at 3:41 p.m.

FRIENDLY THIEF: HERE KITTY, KITTY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a home for sale north of Winlock in which the intruder is believed to hung around and watched television as well as feeding the victim’s cat but made off with an antique tea set, a brown curtain and a table cloth. The owner, a 56-year-old Olympia man, reported on Friday that the break-in at the 100 block of Quary Lane happened sometime between Sept. 19 and last Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. It appeared entry was made though a bathroom window, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The loss is estimated at $260, according to Brown.

UNFRIENDLY THEFT

• A 21-year-old Centralia man was arrested after a wheelchair was stolen from a front porch on the 1200 block of Alder Street. Centralia police took the report yesterday. Derrek J. Larson was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for allegedly selling the wheelchair and also for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THE MUSIC DIED

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that someone stole about $2,000 worth of guitars, amplifiers, speakers and other musical equipment in a residential burglary at the 100 block of Schoonover Road outside Mossyrock on Friday night. The victims are two men in their early 20s, and deputies have in a mind a person of interest, according to the sheriff’s office.

BOOZE BURGLARY

• Police were called about noon on Saturday to the 500 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis where money and half gallon bottles of liquor were missing from beneath the bar belonging to the American Legion group. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

GARAGE BREAK-IN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning they are referring for evaluation of charges a case in which a 23-year-old homeless man allegedly stole numerous items from a garage on the 100 block of Sheridan Street in Centralia between Sept. 15 and last Wednesday. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said deputies believe he took the skill saw, engine stand, paintball gun and tools to his sister’s house and the property was turned over to Centralia police. Still missing is a miter saw, according to Brown.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of North Buckner Street on Friday afternoon about an electronic tablet missing after a friend stayed at the house.

• Chehalis police were called about 9:30 a.m. on Friday to the 300 block of South Market Boulevard where a gas can was stolen from a maintenance shed.

• Morton police were called about 6:20 p.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of Main Avenue where someone broke into a shed and stole a child’s car seat.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A green 1995 Honda Accord left about 6 o’clock on Saturday morning at the park and ride lot on the 800 block of West Main Street in Chehalis was reported missing about 2 p.m. the same day. It has a license plate of ADN 4763, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A blue and white 199 Suzuki ATV was stolen sometime on Saturday or Sunday from an open shed on property on the 100 block of Rogers Road west of Toledo, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The value of the quad is $700, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• A car was found with its door and trunk open at the Lewis County Mall about 11 a.m. Sunday. Nothing was missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just after 1 p.m. on Saturday to the 600 block of South Cedar Street regarding a vehicle prowl in which a briefcase and flashlight were stolen.

• Someone stole a backpack from a vehicle parked at the 100 block of High Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police around 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

DOG WINS HIDE AND SEEK

• Centralia police report a 22-year-old man with an outstanding warrant was tracked down by a police dog and found hiding in a home on Saturday afternoon. The approximately 4:10 p.m. incident in connection with a location at Mellen and Marsh streets ended with Raymond C. Rhodes booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary and his warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Tires were slashed, the vehicle was scratched with something sharp and someone painted graffiti on an outside wall at the 200 block of Jastad Drive in Morton, according to a report made to police on Saturday.

PHONE THREAT

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday by an individual on North National Avenue who said they received a phone call asking them for money to prevent their power from getting shut off because their electric bill was overdue. It appeared to be a scam, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCAREY THREAT

• Deputies are looking for a 31-year-old Randle man who reportedly texted his ex-girlfriend on Friday night and told her to look out her front window where he was going to kill himself. He also told her not to let his children watch, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies dispatched to the area on the 9500 block of U.S. Highway 12 just before 10 p.m. did not find him and are still looking, according to the sheriff’s office. Meanwhile, the sheriff’s office is referring the case to prosecutors for a violation of a protection order, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SMOKE ALARM, CHECK, FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CHECK

• An Adna couple was awakened by their fire alarm about 1:45 a.m. today, when a Cadet-type wall heater caught fire and filled an upstairs room with smoke. “Dad put it out with a fire extinguisher and she got everyone out,” Lewis County Fire District 6 Firefighter-Paramedic Matt McCoy said. Crews called to the home on the 100 block of Frogner Road found the parents and the two children were fine; firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to confirm all the fire was out, McCoy said. The damage was contained to the wall unit, he said.

WRECK

• Chehalis police were called to the 1900 block of Snively Avenue about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday to take a report a vehicle had struck a house. There was damage to an exterior brick facade and into the drywall, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Evidence suggested someone had been driving recklessly, police said. Nobody was injured.

• A motorcyclist ended up with a broken leg after he lost control at the 1200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia and struck a large rock and then the side of a house yesterday evening. Police called about 6:15 p.m. report the man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, trespassing, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, making a false statement, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, wrecks on county roads; complaint of someone shooting arrows into some else’s yard, loud neighbor music, barking neighbor dog  … and more.

Fired sheriff’s deputy claims wrongful termination, again

Friday, September 26th, 2014

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A former Lewis County sheriff’s deputy has filed a claim against the county alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, fraud, perjury, abuse of power and corruption among other issues including negligence and malpractice by his lawyer.

Douglas D. Lackey was fired in July 2007.

It’s not clear how much he is asking for monetarily, because that and almost all the other spaces in the standard tort claim form he submitted were left blank. Instead, he attached a five-page memo that mentions whistle-blower violations, mental and economic duress and states that he has lost track of the amount of damages the sheriff’s office has caused him.

“What amazes me is how successful they’ve been with lying and manipulating the courts,” Lackey writes. “The sheriff’s office, in my opinion, stole $360,000 from the taxpayers to defend this matter, predicated from the start on deceit.”

Lackey, 46 years old with a Vancouver, Wash. address, states in his memo he possesses documents to prove his case, records he says his attorney never produced to refute claims by the sheriff’s office administration.

He contends the administration lied repeatedly during his unemployment appeal hearing, during mediation and during arbitration.

Lewis County RIsk Manager Paulette Young said she has 60 days to either accept, deny or ignore the claim.

It was filed Sept. 15 and has been forwarded to Washington Counties Risk Pool for review, Young said earlier this week.

In his memo, Lackey describes his diagnosis of post traumatic stress syndrome after he was involved in an officer-involved shooting in March 2003 and states the diagnosis was ignored his superiors.

Following a high speed chase from Salkum to Onalaska, when the driver backed out of a ditch toward Lackey in an attempt to hit him, Lackey fired at him, striking him once in the upper left arm. The man survived.

Lackey’s memo describes a former best friend and supervisor from another law enforcement agency as harassing him endlessly after the incident and repeatedly characterizing the two as both “Natural Born Killers” since they were among the few in law enforcement to ever shoot someone.

He said he told the man it was causing him further stress and difficulty in dealing with the effects of his shooting.

Lackey states he reported the unwanted harassment to his supervisor because he didn’t know what else to do and didn’t want to be branded a rat, but was only advised to talk with a fellow deputy who’d also shot someone on the job.

The other deputy said the suggestion was ludicrous and told him he should seek counseling, Lackey wrote.

Lackey’s memo tells of repetitive nightmares, migraines, inability to sleep, starting to drink heavily, and how his continued complaints about the harassment were ignored and undocumented by his superiors.

“My agency repeatedly ignored my cry for help in dealing with him,” Lackey wrote.

The former deputy wrote about falling behind in his caseload, and of feeling haunted by a case involving torture and murder of two little boys, which he was pulled off of.

A document included with Lackey’s memo indicates the grounds for his termination were untruthfulness, though it doesn’t offer any detail.

Lackey appealed his firing to the Lewis County Civil Service Commission, a case that ended with an undisclosed agreement between the two sides in 2008.

In the spring of 2008, detectives with the Shelton Police Department reviewed Lackey’s files at the sheriff’s office before he was hired at a new job with them. But then after then-Prosecutor Michael Golden forwarded a Brady letter to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office, Lackey was terminated from the new job.

The following year he filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court alleging the sheriff’s office breached its 2008 agreement with him.

Lackey indicates he believed the sheriff’s office agreed to delete any references of his untruthfulness from his personnel records, but in 2011, an arbitrator sided with the sheriff’s office, stating they only agreed to leave it out of his termination letter.

Lackey’s complaints about his private attorney aren’t anything the county is responsible for, according to Young. And the rest, Young suspects won’t see any action from her office.

The 60-day deadline will likely pass without the county neither accepting or denying Lackey’s claim, she said.

“We believe he’s already argued the claim in binding arbitration,” Young said.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Updated at 5:26 p.m.

ELDERLY MAN SCAMMED

• Centralia police were called to Rite Aid yesterday morning where an 84-year-old man had said he was sending money to someone so he could collect his winnings in the Oregon lottery. Officer Patty Finch said the Centralia resident was out $3,000. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAD AT POLICE

• A 54-year-old Rochester man was arrested during the lunch hour yesterday after he was detained for reportedly throwing fruit and vegetables at the windows of Centralia City Hall on West Maple Street. Officer Patty Finch said she understood he had a box of tomatoes, eggs and flowers. Roy A. Dever was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to police. Finch said he didn’t ‘t give an explanation, but said he hated police because they are killers and rapists.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report of a burglary at the 1300 block of Crescent Street yesterday in which a laptop computer and a tablet were taken. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A tablet was reported stolen yesterday from the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for a warrant and possession of heroin after contact with an officer just after 2 o’clock this morning at Tower Avenue and Main Street in Centralia. Ryan L. Knutz was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• If the person who lost a decent amount of cash in Chehalis can tell police the specific amount and where they lost it, they can get it back. A woman found the money on the ground in the street and brought it to the Chehalis Police Department yesterday.

CLOSE CALL

• Firefighters were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to an apartment complex on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis where folks could smell something burning in a unit where nobody answered the door. They forced the door open and found what had been a pot of corn on the cob boiling on the stove, according to Chehalis Fire Department. Nobody was home and it was very nearly turned to popcorn, Capt. Ted McCarty said. Firefighters removed the scorched pot from the stove and opened the windows, McCarty said.

TRUCK VERSUS OVERHEAD WIRES

Northwest Chehalis Avenue was shut down for about an hour yesterday afternoon when a truck snagged a wire, snapping off the top of a utility pole. Wires were pulled down and hanging dangerously low to the street, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Nobody was hurt.

VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN

• A pedestrian in his 40s suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a van at Harrison and First Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon. It was a fairly low-speed incident, but the patient was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, misdemeanor  theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, little dog with green coat on running through the streets … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Updated at 3:21 p.m.

ARSON INVESTIGATION

• Centralia police are investigating an incident last night in which someone tried to start a fire in a downtown building containing numerous upstairs apartment. Officers called about 8 p.m. to the 300 block of North Tower Avenue learned a resident heard a smoke alarm going off but said at first she ignored it because it occurs frequently from people cooking, according to the Centralia Police Department. However, when she finally went into the hallway, she saw a smokey haze and discovered a piece of paper burning inside an open light switch box, Sgt. Carl Buster said. She removed it and put it out, Buster said.

MISSING MEDS

• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday to a report of the theft of a black bag containing medications from the 200 block of Railroad Avenue.

CAR PROWL

• A backpack containing an HP laptop computer was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia yesterday. The victim reported about 10:15 a.m. a window had been smashed out in the vehicle.

VANDALISM

• A 45-year-old Centralia man who left to cool off following a dispute yesterday reportedly then punched a dent into the side of a new truck at Main and Iron streets in Centralia yesterday morning. James C. Weatherford was cited for third-degree malicious mischief and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. The damage is estimated at $500, police say.

UNRULY PATIENT

• A 48-year-old patient was arrested last night for two counts of third-degree assault after he allegedly took swings at medics who tried to prevent him from getting out of a moving ambulance. Darren L. Fullerton was intoxicated and began unstrapping himself, saying he had to urinate as the vehicle was northbound on Interstate 5 near Mellen Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. They pulled over and officers responded to the approximately 11:40 p.m. call, according to police. He was being taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after he was found sleeping on the ground at the entrance to the Airport Depot in Chehalis, police said. Fullerton was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia police.

MORE SEX CRIME ALLEGATIONS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the 22-year-old man arrested on Tuesday for an alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl is now facing potential charges involving a second 15-year-old. Michael A. Ryan Jr. was booked into jail for three counts of third-degree rape of a child for instances occurring between August and December of last year, the sheriff’s office reported yesterday. This morning, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said detectives are referring information on the new case to prosecutors for evaluation of charges of two more counts of the same offense, occurring between August and October. The second girl also considered it a dating relationship, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, report of child molestation that turned out to be unfounded … and more.