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Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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BOOZE, BOOZE, BOOZE

• Centralia police were called to Safeway about 8:30 a.m. yesterday about a 17-year-old boy who allegedly stole a bottle of hard liquor. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of third-degree theft, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer was called back to the same grocery on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue about 7:30 p.m. after two females were reportedly seen stuffing bottles of hard liquor into bags, according to police. They were gone when officers arrived, police said.

• Twice police and firefighters were called yesterday in Chehalis regarding juveniles who had drank too much alcohol. It wasn’t clear yet if the incidents would result in citations, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ATTEMPTED THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 1800 block of Southwest Snively Avenue following the discovery that someone had broken a door handle to a church’s shed.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 11 p.m. yesterday regarding a rock thrown through the window of a business at the 100 block of North Rock Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police yesterday evening got a report of a window broken on a business at the 800 block of West Main Street.

• Graffiti on a fence at the 700 block of West Main Street in Centralia was reported to police just before 9 p.m. yesterday.

AMBER ALERTS WORK

• A trooper and a Castle Rock police officer caught up to a vehicle identified in an Amber ALERT on northbound Interstate 5 near Vader yesterday afternoon, following an approximately  2:45 p.m. call to 911 from a motorist who heard the alert and spotted the vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol. A father wanted for custodial interference out of Idaho was taken into custody and a pair of children ages 2 and 3 recovered safely, according to authorities. The state patrol reports it had responded to a 2 p.m. request from the Nampa Police Department to extend the alert to Washington and Oregon and the motorist heard the alert broadcast on a Portland radio station.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment; responses for alarm, dispute, found credit card, suspicious circumstances, report of a child sexual assault from several years ago, an inmate at the jail who said he needed a shower so he “popped” the fire sprinkler head in a cell … and more.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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ONLOOKER CAPTURES MAN RUNNING FROM POLICE

• Police were called about 6:20 p.m. yesterday about an individual stealing a jacket from a store on the 100 block of West High Street in Centralia. An arriving officer saw a suspect flee on foot and then a citizen near Burger King on Harrison Avenue tackled the man, and held him for the officer, according to the Centralia Police Department. Thirty-four-year-old Lupe Ramos said he and his son were in the play area at the fast food establishment when he looked out the window and saw a guy running, carrying an orange jacket, and then saw a patrol car cut off the runner at the driveway. “He doubled back, I just saw an opportunity,” he said. Ramos, who said he stands 6-feet 5-inches tall and is as big as a doorway, said he ducked outside, took two steps, and jumped into him. “It was mostly his momentum,” he said. “We were on top of him, the officer turned him over, and then the officer high-fived me, and said, ‘that was awesome dude, thanks’,” Ramos said. The suspect, Anthony R. Madison, 26 of Aberdeen, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft, according to police. Ramos, who lives in Rochester and works at W.F. West High School, said he played football when he was a teenager. “It’s been years since I’ve done that,” he said. “But it all comes back to you.”

BURNED OUT OF HOME

• Centralia police were contacted last night by a homeless man in his 30s who said someone burned his tent. Officers found a burn pile near the 1400 block of West Main Street with what appeared to be a tent pole, according to the Centralia Police Department. Its owner had been away away at the time, police said.

GARAGE BURGLED

• Centralia police were called about 6 o’clock yesterday evening regarding a welder stolen from a a garage on the 600 block of South Diamond Street.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

•  A 45-year-old Toledo man who allegedly assaulted his wife on Monday night turned himself in yesterday morning. Ronald J. Mitchell went to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

TEEN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN HONDA

• An 18-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine yesterday morning on the 500 block of Coal Creek Road outside Chehalis. A deputy was responding about 7:15 a.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle and found two vehicles parked off the road with a man and a woman standing nearby, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When the deputy checked, it was discovered the green 1999 Honda Civic had been reported stolen from Chehalis a few hours earlier, according to the sheriff’s office. Uriah W.C. Osborne was booked into the Lewis County Jail, detective Sgt. Steve Aust said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, harassment, trespassing, resisting arrest, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, protection order violation, collision on city street … and more.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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MISSING HONDA RECOVERED, ONE IN CUSTODY

• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 a.m. today regarding a Honda Civic stolen from Southwest William Avenue. At about 7:30 a.m., police got word the sheriff’s office found the vehicle on Coal Creek Road, and someone was taken into custody, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BUSINESS BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 6:45 a.m. today to a break-in at a business on the 500 block of West Main Street. Money and other items were stolen from the glass replacement shop, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Northup Street where an alarm sounded when an unknown person broke a window at a business. No arrest was made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOG TRACK

• A Chehalis police dog tracked down a 48-year-old man overnight who allegedly violated a protection order at the 500 block of East Main Street in Centralia. Officers called about 1 a.m. were told he left the scene but the K-9 located him a short distance away, according to the Centralia Police Department. Darren L. Fullerton, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ALCOHOL THEFT

• A 32-year-old Ashford man released from jail yesterday – from a shoplifting incident the night before in Centralia – was arrested yesterday evening in connection with another  shoplifting incident in Centralia. Officers called about 7:30 p.m. to the Chevron station at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue were told Bryan R. Morford took a beer without paying, according to the Centralia Police Department. Because he struggled as the officer was trying to handcuff him, Morford was arrested for obstructing a public servant as well as third-degree theft, according to police. He was booked again into the Lewis County Jail.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• Police are looking for a 45-year-old Toledo man who allegedly assaulted his wife overnight, grabbing her, hitting her in the face and choking her with both hands until she thought she was going to black out. Deputies called about 2:10 a.m. to the 500 block of Toledo-Vader Road learned he left, and may have headed to the Longview or Kelso area, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

• A 57-year-old Onalaska man turned himself in yesterday after allegations he crawled into bed with a teenage friend of his daughter’s the night before, an incident that sparked a physical dispute between he and his daughter’s friends. Deputies were called about 3 a.m. on Sunday to an address in Onalaska where they learned the 19-year-old girl said she rolled over in bed to discover her friend’s dad beside her, that he began touching her sexually and wouldn’t stop, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she got away from him and left, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the daughter confronted her father with at least one other of her friends and some pushing and punching ensued that means the dad is also facing possible charges of fourth-degree assault. Deputies contacted 57-year-old Jeffrey W. Paxton yesterday morning, arrested him for third-degree rape and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown.

BEE WRANGLERS TO THE RESCUE

•  Chehalis police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday regarding a big swarm of bees at the 2100 block of North National Avenue, congregating on the larger than life mascot at the entrance to the Yard Birds Mall. Bee wranglers found the honey bees clustered along the beak of the small bird which peeks out from under the wing of the large bird, scooped them up last night and relocated them to Rochester, according to Rob Jenkins, of Bee Wrangler Honey and Bee Rescue.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, misdemeanor theft, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor theft, noisy neighbor music … and more.

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Baby Yard Bird with a beard of bees. / Courtesy photo by Rob Jenkins

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Updated at 4:13 p.m.

FIGHT OVER KNIFE

• Chehalis police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Market Boulevard where someone saw a dispute with a knife involving two young people. When they arrived they found a 19-year-old with a bleeding hand who said a 16-year-old girl with a knife said she was going to stab his tires and they struggled over the knife, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She had left, police said, but was subsequently located and arrested for fourth-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center. She told police it wasn’t a knife, it was her fingernails, a department spokesperson said.

WHAT THE HECK?

• A new arrival at the Lewis County Jail said she had no idea a glass pipe was even there when it fell from near her breast during a strip search on Saturday morning. Joanna M. Withrow, 29, had been booked into the Chehalis facility the night before for reasons the sheriff’s office did not specify, but after the smoking device field tested positive for meth, the Winlock woman was further arrested for possession of a narcotic by a prisoner, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Someone burglarized a home on the 900 block of B Street in Centralia, kicking in the front door and ransacking the place, according to a report made to police at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• An individual called Chehalis police about 5 p.m. on Friday after discovering his garage door open and its door frame broken. Missing from the 700 block of Southwest McFadden Avenue was an air compressor, but it was found, damaged, laying in some brush on the next block, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A deputy took a report of stolen furniture from the 2100 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis in which someone stole two chaise lounges and a love seat from a furniture business. The loss is $379, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The items were removed from trucks where they stored sometime after 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAKING CENTRALIA

• A 32-year-old Ashford resident was arrested for allegedly throwing a rock through the window of a car parked on the 1400 block of South Gold Street in Centralia as well as for shoplifting at South Tower Avenue last night. When officers responded about 9:45 p.m. they found Bryan R. Morford was intoxicated and had a similar rock in his pocket to the one found inside the vehicle earlier, according to police.

AUTO THEFT

• A stolen red Honda was found on Friday afternoon at the 1300 block of Central Boulevard in Centralia. it was returned to its owner and police have no suspects, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took yet another report from a local individual who got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and demanding money. Police say it is a scam, and they encourage recipients of such calls to call the federal agency to try to confirm.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police got  call about 9:10 a.m. on Saturday from a male at the 800 block of Woodland Avenue who said someone slashed the tires on a rental truck he had just leased.

• Centralia police collected reports of gang-style graffiti discovered on Saturday, on the sides of the viaduct near Kresky Avenue, on a building at Woodland and Alder streets and on another building at the 300 block of East Summa Street.

CAR FIRE

• Chehalis police say it was a wiring issue that caused a car fire, in a vehicle which was occupied by a 5-year-old girl and parked on a city street. Firefighters and police  called around 4 p.m. last Thursday to 400 block of North Prindle Street learned a passerby got the child out as the 2001 Ford Expedition filled with smoke, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The fire was extinguished but the flames melted the dashboard and broke the windshield, according to police. Thirty-two-year-old Chehalis resident Anthony C. Eckerson told police he’d gone into his workplace to get the little one something to eat and brought it out to her, and then had gone back inside to get her something to drink, police department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Eckerson was issued a criminal citation for leaving a minor child unattended in a vehicle, Bailey said.

COLLISION

• Centralia police responded to the 1300 block of Rose Street following an approximately 10 a.m. call yesterday regarding a hit and run. A 79-year-old Centralia man, Dennis L. Duncan,  was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence as well as hit and run, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a single-vehicle, non-injury wreck in which a 16-year-old driver who was traveling too fast struck a guard rail and then came to rest on the railroad tracks outside of Chehalis is estimated to have cost BNSF $10,000. It happened about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Rogers Road just east of Shorey Road in a Saturn station wagon, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is from stopping rail traffic and conducting an inspection of the tracks, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The teen was issued citations for speeds too fast, no insurance and a learning permit violation, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, trespassing, disorderly person, runaway juvenile, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, street racing on Kresky Avenue, drive-by eggings … and more.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

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ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called at 9 p.m. yesterday regarding a 9-year-old child who was reportedly assaulted by a 23-year-old man at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue. The suspect was no longer at he scene and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is labeled fourth-degree assault. Further details were not readily available.

• Chehalis police got multiple calls from witnesses at about 8:20 p.m. yesterday who saw a black Honda Civic pull over at state Route 6 near Riverside Drive  and watched two males get out and assault two other males sitting on a guard rail. When an officer arrived to the area, everyone was gone, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 2600 block of Bennett Road outside Centralia where during the night someone broke into a shed and stole numerous items including a 1987 Suzuki DS80, a Stihl 44 chainsaw, Craftsman tools, two motorcycle helmets and three-quarters of a tank of gas, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• An individual from Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis reported to police yesterday they learned their four-wheeled ATV had been stolen from their yard after getting notified by a tow company it was impounded. It was found in Thurston County and it was not clear when it was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MISSING MEDS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday about medication stolen from a residence on the 1200 block of Alder Street. Officers have a suspect, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD

• An individual from Hemlock Street in Centralia contacted police yesterday after finding out someone else filed taxes using her social security number, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 1:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the Lewis County Mall on Northeast Hampe Way.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report of gang-style graffiti discovered on a building at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday that was spray painted there overnight.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, driving with suspended license, theft for failing to return items to rental center; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Updated at 7:20 p.m.

ANOTHER CENTRALIA BUSINESS BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 9:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at a hair salon on the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia. Someone broke a window to get inside and left with scissors and hair gel, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened sometime after 6 p.m. the night before, according to police.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

• A deputy responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to a home on the 200 block of Chehalis Valley Drive outside Chehalis where someone had kicked open a door and stolen more than $5,000 worth of valuables. Among the missing property were two big screen televisions, two small safes, diamond earrings, cash and legal documents, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime before 7:30 a.m. and after 9:30 p.m. the night before, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone burglarized a home on the 1800 block of state Route 505 outside Toledo yesterday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., making off with various items including a 65-inch Sansui television, a small safe and subwoofers, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There was some evidence left at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called at 5:30 p.m. yesterday to an apartment on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in which a laptop computer was taken in a burglary.

CASH MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Hillkress Street regarding the theft of an unspecified amount of money.

ANOTHER HONDA CAR STOLEN

• Chehalis police were called just after 5 a.m. today about a red 1993 Honda Prelude missing from where it was parked last night in front of a residence on the 400 block of Northeast Washington Avenue. The stolen car has tinted windows, after market black wheels, after market stainless exhaust and “low profile” tires, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone broke out the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked on the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia and took an LED flashlight, according to a report made to police about 5 o’clock this morning.

• Centralia police at 9:10 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 200 block of East Cherry Street.  A case of soda pop had been removed from the open trunk, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HEROIN OVERDOSE

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 7:45 p.m. yesterday for an unresponsive man due to a heroin overdose at a home on Southwest McFadden Avenue. He was revived and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Capt. Rob Gebhart. “It’s a pretty common occurrence these days,” Gebhart said. “We’re probably going to a couple of them a month, at least; it seems to go in spurts.” Gebhart said typically his crew starts rescue breathing or CPR if the patient needs it and arriving medics administer Narcan, a drug that binds with the opiate receptors and can almost instantly take the depressive heroin effect away and wake them up.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, stolen goods turning up at a pawn shop, a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and trying to obtain personal information … and more.

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

CENTRALIA STRUCK WITH MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

• Police were called about 6:10 a.m. today to a burglary at a business on the 1600 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia. Someone smashed the glass door, got inside and left with a laptop computer and money, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Just before 10:30 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the Alder Street Baptist Church in Centralia where someone had broken through a door. The only thing that appeared to be missing from the building on the 1000 block of Alder Street was a drill, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the Shell station on the 1000 block of Ellsbury Street just before 9 a.m. yesterday following a burglary. Several cartons of cigarettes and chewing tobacco were among the items missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BEAR HUG ASSAULT

• A 30-year-old homeless woman getting booked into the jail for a protection order violation yesterday was further arrested for third-degree assault after she allegedly walked into the arresting officer and grabbed him in a bear hug, according to the Centralia Police Department. The incident involving Kendra J. Chancy occurred around 10:45 a.m., according to police.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A shopper at Home Depot finished his business inside the Chehalis store and found his truck and trailer missing from its parking spot yesterday evening. Police called at 6:30 p.m. to Northwest Louisiana Avenue soon learned the victim’s family member discovered the vehicle abandoned on Northwest Florida Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Some tools were missing, according to police.

• Someone stole a 28-foot travel trailer from where it was parked at Kiona and Savio roads in Randle. A deputy dispatched yesterday to talk with its owner learned the Prowler trailer was last seen a week earlier, and was for sale. The loss is estimated at $500, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

STOLEN JEWELRY

• Police took a report yesterday from a downtown Centralia business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue of a diamond ring missing from a display case.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole money and GPS unit from a vehicle parked at the 400 block of South Oak Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 700 block of South Gold Street. Tools and medications were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of heroin and a a warrant last night after contact with an officer at the 400 block of West Plum Street in Centralia. Courtney S. Smith was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, runaway teen, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, a gas line cut on a vehicle, someone walking out of a store with a cart full of unpaid for groceries … and more.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

TEEN BOOKED FOR TAKING FOOD CARD BY FORCE FROM GRANDMA

• A 17-year-old Centralia boy was arrested after throwing a temper tantrum and allegedly assaulting his grandmother in trying to get an EBT card yesterday. Police were called about 1:20 p.m. to the home on the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue where they were told he threw a coffee table breaking it after his grandma told him he couldn’t have the card, and shoved her to the ground to get her purse, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer John Panco said the teen took the large wooden table leg and swung it at her, and then slammed it to the floor next to head. He used the leg to hit the TV screen on his way out the door, taking a chunk out of it, Panco said. “The grandma did not know much more than he just wanted the food card,” Panco said. Officers found the 17-year-old near Burger King and booked him into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for second-degree robbery and second-degree assault, according to police.

GREEN HILL ASSAULT

• Chehalis police yesterday took a report from an individual from Green Hill School about an inmate-student swinging a dust mop handle at a staff member several days earlier. The 38-year-old man was able to block the blows with a mattress, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It involved a different staff member but the same suspect as the incident in which an employee got urine thrown on him, according to a police department spokesperson.

BACKYARD BREAK-IN

• Someone went into a backyard on the 2000 block of Lynn Road in Centralia and left with a pressure washer, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

BUSINESS BURGLARY

• Police were called about 8:10 a.m. yesterday about  break-in to a business on the 100 block of West Walnut Street in Centralia.

THEFT OF WIRING

• Centralia police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday about the theft of wire from the 1500 block of South Gold Street. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF FLAG

• An American flag was stolen from its pole at the cemetery on the 1800 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by a rural Chehalis resident after the discovery of the possible theft of items from her motorhome while it was being repaired at the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue in Chehalis.

• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia. Taken was a purse, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 23-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence following a head-on collision last night at Reynolds Avenue and Johnson Road in Centralia. Officers responding after the approximately 8:50 p.m. call report that two individuals sustained minor injuries. Katie L. Wright was also booked for driving with a suspended license and reckless driving, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of no contact order, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, fake $20 bill passed at a convenience store, request for assistance with unruly teenagers … and more.

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Updated at 5:24 p.m.

DEATH FOLLOWS FIGHT

• Deputies and aid were called to the 1700 block of Ferrier Road outside Winlock on Saturday morning after one of two men involved in a fight over a toolbox lost consciousness, and subsequently died, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office indicates the subject appeared to be in medical duress – not from wounds sustained during the altercation – but authorities will know more after an autopsy. The two are both from Winlock and in their mid to late 40s, according to the sheriff’s office.

OUT-OF-CONTROL

• Deputies were called to Randle just before 8 p.m. on Saturday about a shirtless man running through yards and into the street near the highway screaming he was going to shoot everyone. The subject found in the middle of Miller Road was arrested for harassment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. William J. Coe, 35, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The case was also referred for a possible charge of disorderly conduct, according to the sheriff’s office. No mention was made by a sheriff’s office spokesperson if he actually had a gun, but he reportedly swung a gallon-sized jug full of something at traffic causing one vehicle to swerve.

• Chehalis police were called over to Green Hill School on Friday about a staff member getting urine thrown on him four days earlier. Police are looking into it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police called about 4 a.m. on Saturday about a car stolen from Northeast Washington Avenue found it later in the day abandoned at the other end of town, on Southeast Evergreen Drive.

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone got into a travel trailer at the 100 block of Faunrae Lane outside Chehalis and stole a pink quilt with red roses as well as a 24-inch Sony television and a portable 10-inch Sylvania TV with a DVD player sometime between Thursday and Friday,

• Centralia police were called about noon on Friday to the 1400 block of South Gold Street regarding money stolen from a business. Further details were not readily available.

• A 34-year-old homeless person arrested for a warrant on Friday night at West Third Street and North Tower Avenue in Centralia was also booked for second-degree possession of stolen property based on a credit card found on her person. Sara M. Culp was booked into the Lewis County Jail, but has been released with no charges filed pending further investigation.

• Centralia police yesterday took a report from the 1400 block of Jensen Street about a license plate stolen during the night. The missing plate reads B91960K, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke out the driver’s side window of a Honda car parked on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.

WRECKS

• A 36-year-old Onalaska man was arrested after his car collided with a vehicle parked on the 900 block of Alder Street in Centralia about 2 o’clock yesterday morning. Responding firefighters noted heavy damage to his car and light damage to sport utility vehicle. The driver had no signs of injury and declined aid, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Kevin W Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to police.

• A 52-year-old Centralia man was reportedly unhurt when his car struck the back end of a poorly-lit motorcycle on U.S. Highway 12 about one miles east of Montesano early on Saturday morning. Troopers called about 2:10 a.m. report both vehicles were westbound in foggy conditions and the rear tire of the Kawasaki KZ650 became embedded beneath the front end of the car. Timothy A. Reed, 56, from Hoquiam, was tossed from his motorcycle onto the road and transported by aid with unspecified injuries to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Paul R. Creel’s 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage was towed, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving with no license, allowing unauthorized person to drive; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets, a noisy bachelorette party, someone attempting to break into a food bank … and more.

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

Updated at 5:06 p.m.

MINIATURE TREE MISSING

• Someone stole a 40-year-old Bonsai tree in a gray clay pot from the 300 block of North Rock Street in Centralia. An officer taking a report yesterday was told the tiny tree and a utility cart went missing a month ago, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GARAGES BURGLED

• Police took a report yesterday from the 400 block of West Maple Street yesterday regarding someone breaking into a garage and stealing fishing tackle.

• Centralia police tok a report yesterday from the 1300 block of Rose Street about a bicycle taken from a garage there two weeks earlier. The green Schwinn had a U-shaped lock attached to it, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Three windows were discovered broken out at a business on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning. It appears to be the work of BBs, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT

• Detectives are looking for information about a stolen excavator sold to someone in the Chehalis area for $6,500 sometime since Nov. 25. The John Deere D25 is worth more than $20,000 and went missing from Auburn, according to Crime Stoppers of Lewis County. Anyone who has information on who purchased the machine or knows where it is, is reminded they can offer an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-748-6422.

TWO HURT WHEN MOTORHOME WRECKS

• A Chehalis couple was injured when they totaled their motorhome this morning on U.S. Highway 101 about nine miles north of Long Beach, according to the Washington State Patrol. They were traveling northbound in a 1993 Allegro and the passenger side wheels went off the pavement at a curve to the right, according to the state patrol. It happened just before 11 a.m. The driver was unsuccessful in his attempt to get back on the road and the motorhome continued on, striking a tree, the investigating trooper reports. Harry W. Snow, 74, and Beverly A. Snow, 65, were transported by aid to Ocean Beach Hospital, according to the state patrol.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  probation violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, hit and run, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Updated

MASS MONEY MISSING

• A 55-year-old Centralia man visited the police department yesterday afternoon, following a months-long stay at the jail, to report a large sum of money stolen from him. He had people on the outside who were supposed to helping take care of some of his business and it appears someone was spending his disability checks while he was locked up, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation.

MOTORHOMES BURGLED

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to a vehicle repair shop on the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue following the discovery someone had gained entry into the fenced lot and prowled through four motorhomes parked there. Windows were pried open and broken but it’s not clear yet what was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police won’t know until they hear from the owners what is missing, a department spokesperson said.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Someone removed a section of fence to get into a tow company’s impound yard and stole an ATV, according to a report made to the Chehalis Police Department yesterday afternoon. Missing from the 300 block of Southwest Riverside Drive is a red 1996 Honda TRX 300EX, according to police.

• A Honda Civic stolen from South Tower Avenue earlier this week turned up abandoned in the area of Salzer Valley and Ramsaur roads yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. It was missing its stereo, according to police.

OTHER THEFT

• Police yesterday took a report of the theft of mail from the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 35-year-old Winlock resident contacted about 8:45 p.m. yesterday behind a residence where he was not supposed to be on the 200 block of Tennessee Road was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. A baggie containing a crystal substance was found and Steven R. Luurs Jr. was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A Chehalis woman charged last autumn with taking thousands of dollars from a concrete business where she worked as a bookkeeper has pleaded guilty but will get a chance for a lower sentence if she can come up with some money before her sentencing date. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Paul Masiello said 39-year-old Angela D. Sawyer has no criminal history, and if she can make a down payment of $3,000, he will recommend she be treated as a first time offender and get 30 days in jail. Otherwise, she faces a lot more time, he said. Sawyer pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and first-degree identity theft in Lewis County Superior Court on Tuesday. The allegations she took more than $50,000 from owner of Apex Mobile Mix, which reportedly came up after their relationship ended, came to light last summer after the owner signed up to receive Internet bank statements and saw transactions he did not make or authorize, including some for cash, according to court documents. Masiello said the two sides agreed she stole at least $12,000.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  driving with suspended license responses for alarm, dispute, collisions on city streets, theft of fuel from a vehicle during the night … and more.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

WOMAN CARRIED TO SAFETY FROM SMOKE-FILLED RESIDENCE

• A 73-year-old woman was rescued from her smoke-filled apartment in Chehalis last night, and was unharmed, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Police and firefighters were called at 8:05 p.m. to the Vintage Apartments on the 1500 block of North National Avenue where a smoke alarm was going off and neighbors were banging on a door trying to get the resident to come out, according to Capt. Rob Gebhart. Gebhart said he forced open the door, and found the woman sitting inside was disoriented, so he picked her up and carried her into the hallway. There was burned food on the stove which they moved, and then the crew removed the smoke from the unit, according to Gebhart. The woman was taken care of by medics for a medical episode unrelated to the smoke, he said, and then able to reoccupy her apartment.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 8:40 a.m. yesterday to investigate an overnight break-in at a church on the 200 block of North Washington Avenue.

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 12:15 p.m. call yesterday regarding a laptop computer and a briefcase stolen during a break-in to a business on the 1100 block of Kresky Avenue.

• Someone broke into a business on the 700 block of West Main Street in Centralia and ransacked the place, according to a report made to police about 9:20 a.m. yesterday. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called at noon yesterday to an apartment on the 200 block of South Diamond Street regarding someone breaking in and rifling through things. Nothing was immediately noted as stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 7 o’clock this morning of a red 1994 Honda Civic stolen from the 900 block of South Tower Avenue. The car, with red rims, multiple stickers and a loud exhaust, has a license plate of ATN7100, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 1996 Acura discovered missing yesterday morning from Southwest 11th Street in Chehalis was located in Thurston County, burned out and minus its wheels and tires, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, drugs; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, protection order violation, collisions on city streets; complaint about someone approaching motorists and asking for money … and more.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

OUT OF CONTROL

• A 28-year-old woman who reportedly bit a man on the arm because he had her purse was arrested early yesterday morning, for fourth-degree assault domestic violence, and then for possession of methamphetamine because of what was found inside her handbag, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called about midnight regarding the incident west of Centralia booked Jennifer E. Cecil, of Winlock, into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called about 2:35 p.m. yesterday to Providence Centralia Hospital to take a report an individual there spit on two nurses. Police will be referring the case with the 43-year-old suspect to prosecutors for evaluation of of charges of third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A white 1996 Acura vanished overnight from where it had been parked outside an apartment building on Southwest 11th Street in Chehalis. The car, with black rims, tinted windows and a spoiler, was last seen about 10:45 p.m. yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A K-Mart employee who went in at 10 a.m. and came back outside at noon yesterday discovered her white 1994 Honda Accord was gone from the parking lot on the 1200 block of Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. It had been locked and she had the key, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone stole a 2006 Dodge Stratus from the 3000 block of Southgate Drive in Centralia sometime after 10 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The car was found out of gas about three and half hours later along northbound Interstate 5 in Centralia, according to the sheriff’s office.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday that someone stole a white mid-1980s Honda motorcycle from an outbuilding on the 500 block of Mineral Creek Road in Mineral. It happened sometime between April 26 and Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The motorbike has a blue seat and orange fenders, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OFFICE BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Someone broke into a a Centralia office and ransacked it, according to a report made to police about 8:40 a.m. yesterday., It happened at the 200 block of North Washington Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HOME BURGLARY SALKUM

• Someone ransacked a vacation home on Wilcox Road in Salkum and stole various items, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A boat in the garage was loaded with tools and other property bundled up as though the person planned to return, according to the sheriff’s office. The break-in occurred sometime since April 7 and Friday, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Evidence was left the scene, she said.

GARAGE BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday someone pried open a door to a garage outside Centralia and stole two full five-gallon cans of gas sometime between last Monday and Thursday. The loss to the resident at the 1800 block of Little Hanaford Road is $40, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report last night from the 100 block of Jefferson Street of a rock thrown through a window.

FIRE BURNS SMALL BUILDING

• The cause of a fire in a small storage building early yesterday morning near Littlerock is under investigation. Firefighters called just before 3 a.m. to the 13900 block of Vue Street consider it a total loss, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a 38-year-old Onalaska man ended up with a scratch on his hand and a trip to jail after he rolled his pickup truck on the 2200 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis over the weekend. A deputy called just before 3 a.m. on Saturday found the 1987 Toyota totaled and learned that Jeffrey M. Thurston fell asleep at the wheel, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015

YO HO HO

• Centralia police arrested a 26-year-old homeless man for second-degree robbery yesterday after he allegedly stuffed a bottle of rum down his pants and then struggled with a grocery store security officer who tried to detain him. Officers called about 1 p.m. to the market on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue found Michael E. Bylsma laying on the ground with the security person on top of him, according to court documents. Police were told Bylsma shoved him and tried to get away but the security officer grabbed him and they struggled for approximately 20 to 30 feet, before a bystander stepped in to help, court documents relate. Bylsma was also booked for possession of methamphetamine, based on the contents of a plastic container found in his front pocket, according to prosecutors. He was charged as arrested today in Lewis County Superior Court and his bail was set at $25,000.

UNRULY GUY

• Ryan M. Kelly, 23 of Centralia, was arrested for malicious mischief and resisting arrest after allegedly damaged a car during a dispute on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

MONEY MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 6:40 p.m. on Saturday regarding the theft of an unspecified amount of money at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue.

MISSING MEDS

• Chehalis police were called on Friday about the suspected theft of Oxycodone out of a vehicle. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone got into a vehicle at the 1100 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia and took two bank cards and cash, according to a report made to police about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday.

KNOCK, KNOCK

• Chehalis police were called by a resident on Southeast Washington Avenue at 11 p.m. on Saturday who said he woke up to someone pounding on his door so he grabbed his gun, went outside and saw two teenage boys running off. “He caught them and got them to return to his house with them,” Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. The boys, ages 17 and 18, apparently said they were doing it all over the neighborhood, as a prank, Kaut said.

ANOTHER AMBULANCE HIT

• A 25-year-old Rochester resident was arrested for reportedly backing into an ambulance when leaving a downtown Centralia bar early yesterday morning and then speeding away. Officers were at The Hub on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue, saw it happen and tried to get him to stop, according to the Centralia Police Department. David T. Alexander was pulled over on Harrison Avenue near Interstate 5 after the approximately 2:15 .m. incident and booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence and driving with suspended license as well as for hit and run, according to police.

ANOTHER HIT AND RUN, DUI

• A 51-year-old man was arrested following a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Williams Street in Mossyrock on Friday night. Morton police were called about 7:35 p.m. and report the driver took off but was later found. The victim vehicle was able to be driven from the scene, according to the Morton Police Department. Mikal E. Cheney was booked into the Lewis County Jail for  driving under the influence and driving with suspended license as well as for hit and run, according to police.

BRUSH HOG BURNS

• Nobody was hurt but a piece of equipment cutting brush in Chehalis was ruined by fire this morning. Firefighters called about 8:40 a.m. to the area off the 200 block of Kennicot Road extinguished the fire, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. It was a Bobcat with a brush hog attachment on it to clear under the power lines, Firefighter Kyle Eiswald said. None of the surrounding vegetation burned, he said.

AND MORE

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