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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

NIGHTTIME ARSON ATTEMPT

• An individual out walking his dog just before midnight called police after seeing someone trying to light a fence on fire along the 400 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue in Chehalis. He said he smelled smoke, saw flames and a subject parked there jumped in a dark red Toyota Corolla-type car and left, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The damage to the wooden fence was minimal and an officer was unable to locate a suspect, according to police. Burned paper and matches were found, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

An officer was called to W.F. West High School just before noon yesterday where an 18-year-old student appeared to have been drinking alcohol. The student was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for minor in possession of alcohol, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone lost their handicapped placard out of their vehicle while parked at the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia yesterday. The report was made to police about 1 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

HIT AND RUN

• Centralia police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Johnson Road where it appeared a vehicle had struck the fence at the little league field.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, driving under the influence; responses for suspicious circumstances, a retailer that accepted a fraudulent check, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Updated at 6:40 p.m.

CAR FULL OF YOUNGSTERS ROLLS ON U.S. 12

• A rollover wreck on U.S. Highway 12 in between Salkum and Ethel this morning sent two teens and two young children to the hospital. All are from Onalaska. Troopers called just before 8 o’clock report Owen Langehennig, 16, was driving westbound when for unspecified reasons his car traveled off the roadway to the right into a ditch and when it struck the edge of a driveway, it rolled and landed right side up. Everyone was belted in, according to the Washington State Patrol. Transported to Providence Centralia Hospital all for precautionary reasons were the driver, along with Andree T. Langehennig, 15, Hunter Pickering, 8, and Tucker Pickering, 6, according to the state patrol. The driver is being cited for wheels off the roadway, the investigating trooper reports. The 1981 Nissan 300ZX was impounded and towed.

THEFT FROM RENTAL

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of Mulford Road where a 53-year-old Toledo woman reported someone entered her rental property and stole two heat lamps and various garden tools sometime between Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and 9 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

GARAGE PROWLER

• A Toledo-area man reported yesterday someone stole his wallet from his unlocked truck parked in his garage on the 100 block of Mulford Road sometime between Sunday and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

• A 42-year-old Chehalis resident is facing a possible DUI and was jailed for possession of a controlled substance following contact with an officer yesterday evening in Centralia. Chad E. Edwards was arrested in connection with an incident around 6 p.m. at the 1900 block of Trillium Lane, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DINE AND DASH

• Chehalis police were called about 12:30 a.m. today from Applebees restaurant after three diners finished their meal and drinks and left without paying their bill of $45.68. They left three dollars on the table, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The incident at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue is under investigation, according to police. Officers were provided a license plate to follow up with, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  theft, obstructing, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, a fake $20 bill passed at a store … and more.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

HOSPITAL ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday to Providence Centralia Hospital for an alleged assault on hospital staff. The case was referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FUEL THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the 3600 block of Northpark Drive where someone stole gas from a company vehicle that was parked inside a fenced compound, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD IN CHEHALIS

• Police were called yesterday by a Chehalis resident who said someone tried to file a tax return using their name and social security number.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday regarding attempted fraudulent charges to a credit card associated with the 1400 block of Northwest Airport Road.

SHOPLIFT OF ALCOHOL

• Chehalis police were called to Safeway on South Market Boulevard about 10:40 p.m. yesterday after a male left with several bottles of liquor in his backpack. He was not located, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WARRANT ARREST AT WINDOW

• An anonymous report about the location of a wanted person – the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office warrant of the week posted on their Facebook page yesterday – led law enforcement to Packwood where after knocking a door of a house, the subject was caught crawling out the window. Ryan A. Justice, 27, of Randle, was taken into custody at the 100 block of Edmonds Road yesterday afternoon and booked into the Lewis County Jail for his warrant from the state Department of Corrections, his warrant for escape from community custody and his warrant for failing to appear in Lewis County District Court for a fourth-degree assault case,   according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

COLLISION

• A 43-year-old Olympia woman was hospitalized after her Honda Accord was rear-ended on U.S. Highway 12 in Randle yesterday, while she was making a left turn onto Kindle Road Troopers called just after 8 a.m. report a 2002 Buick Rendezvous was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the car. Both vehicles were totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol. Nina R. Sebastin, of Olympia, was transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the state patrol. Shannon K. Wagner, 40, from Moses Lake was reportedly uninjured. Speed and inattention were blamed, and Wagner was to be issued a citation for second-degree negligent driving, the investigating trooper reports.

• A 50-year-old Rochester resident was injured early yesterday morning when his his pickup truck left the roadway to the left shoulder and struck a cable barrier on eastbound state Route 8 near Mox Chehalis Road in Grays Harbor County. Troopers responding about 3:40 a.m. to the scene about seven miles east of Elma report James E. Ammons was transported to Summit Pacific Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol. Ammons had been wearing a seatbelt, according to the state patrol. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected, but the cause of the wreck remains under investigation, the state patrol reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  theft, obstructing, driving without a license; responses for alarms, vandalism, hit and run, protection order violation, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, a lost white ferret … and more.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

MAN RESCUED NEAR ADNA

• A 70-year-old Adna area man was found yesterday after spending about an hour alone and injured out on the woods. “He was out walking in the woods and fell down, like rolled down a hill and banged up his knees and his arm a little bit,” Lewis County Fire District 6 Firefighter Kyle Eiswald said. Neighbors along the 400 block of Deep Creek Road heard him calling for help, and a deputy happened by, Eiswald said. It was around 10 a.m., he said. A crew from District 6, with help from Lewis County Fire District 13, carried him out and the patient was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Eiswald.

POLICE: MAN ARRESTED FOR KNIFE INCIDENT

• A 67-year-old Centralia man was jailed last night for harassment after allegedly threatening an individual with a knife. Marvin J. Moreno was arrested after an incident associated with the 1400 block of Belmont Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors declined to file a criminal charge and Moreno was released from the Lewis County Jail this morning.

NEAR BICYCLE THEFT

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft after he allegedly tried to steal a bicycle at the skate park in Centralia late Saturday afternoon. Ronald A. Yeager was issued his citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT FROM SHED

• Centralia police yesterday took a report of a break-in to a shed on the 400 block of Denny Way. It is unknown if anything was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT FROM MOTEL

• Centralia police responded yesterday to a 5:30 p.m. report of furniture stolen from a motel room on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive.

THEFT FROM GAS STATION

• An employee of the Randle One-Stop was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing small amounts of money from a cash register at work. A deputy called on Saturday to the service station on the 10,000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Randle found that $72.70 was taken during the current month, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Kathrine Coby, 55, from Randle, was contacted and arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to  Chief Deputy Stacy Brown.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Morton police are still investigating the theft of an aluminum ladder, taken from the back of a pickup truck parked on the 200 block of West State Street in Mossyrock last Tuesday. The loss is estimated at $100, according to the Morton Police Department.

STOLEN PLATES

• Chehalis police were called on Friday afternoon following the discovery by a shopper at Wal-Mart that someone removed their front license plate while they were in the store. An officer was called a short time later by an individual from the 100 block of Southwest Third Street who also was missing a front license plate, but it had been taken sometime during the previous two weeks, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday regarding unauthorized electronic purchase made from a credit card account.

• Centralia police were contacted on Friday afternoon for a report of unauthorized charges being made to an individual’s accounts.

DRUGS

• A 31-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer at First and M streets about 12:50 p.m. yesterday. Genevieve J. Molina was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 35-year-old homeless man who reportedly went into a business he had been banned from on the 100 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia on Saturday evening was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for trespassing. Terry L Bryan was subsequently also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 37-year-old Toledo resident reportedly discovered in a shed off an alley in Chehalis early Sunday morning was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Police were called about 3 a.m. to the area off the 100 block Southwest Seventh Street were told by Christopher S. Huston he was waiting for someone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer located hypodermic needles, pens, and a smoking device and booked Huston into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. The residue field tested positive for meth, according to police. Prosecutors today declined to file a charge and he was released from jail.

• Chehalis police called to Wal-Mart late Friday night about a suspected shoplifter subsequently located a pipe with residue that field-tested positive for amphetamine. Eual N. Davis, 30, of Chehalis, said it was not his, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Davis was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Davis posted bail, appeared in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon and his arraignment was scheduled for Thursday.

TRESPASS ARREST AFTER LEAVING SURPRISE FOR GAS STATION

• A 42-year-old man was arrested after he was caught on a security camera defecating near the front door of a Silver Creek gas station over the weekend, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was called about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to the Texaco station on the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Silver Creek and learned it happened just before 3 o’clock that morning, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Richard E. Graham had been banned from the business in 2012, Brown said. A deputy located Graham on Leonard Road and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree trespassing, according to the sheriff’s office.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

• Morton police report they were called to a business on the 100 block of Main Avenue when a male was seen trying to get into a ATM machine with what appeared to be a screwdriver. The Thursday morning case was solved quickly. The individual was the ATM repairman, according to the Morton Police Department.

FOUR-VEHICLE FREEWAY WRECK INCLUDES TEEN, BIG RIG

• One person was injured this morning when a northbound semi truck and a northbound Toyota Prius driven by a 15-year-old girl collided on Interstate 5 near the Harrison Avenue interchange in Centralia. Troopers responding about 9:40 a.m. report the Prius was spun into a construction barrel pushing it onto the roadway causing a swerving Taurus to strike a Toyota Corolla, according to the Washington State Patrol. The Prius, driven by Danielle J. McCollum, 15, of Chehalis, was described as totaled. She was unhurt but her passenger, Louis M. McCollum, 57, also of Chehalis was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol. Vasyl D. Tsar, 43, of Vancouver, who was driving the 2000 Freightliner was uninjured, as were the other two drivers, according to the state patrol. The collision remain under investigation.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, third-degree malicious mischief, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated; responses for alarms, disputes, hit and run, attempted suicide, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets and parking lots, counterfeit $20 bills discovered at a local business … and more.

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Friday, March 20th, 2015

DRUGS

• A 22-year-old Chehalis resident detained for alleged shoplifting at Wal-Mart last night, a misdemeanor, was found with a brown substance that got him arrested for possession of heroin, a felony. Officers called about 7:15 p.m. to the 1600 block of Louisiana Avenue booked Jordan L. Larson into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A bulge in the chest area of his shirt turned out to be a DVD player, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responding about 1 o’clock this morning to the 400 block of Prairie Rose Street for an incident in which a 38-year-old man allegedly smashed out a window of his wife’s vehicle were looking for Steven G. Ward. The Centralia man reportedly also violated a protection order, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called yesterday regarding an overnight  vehicle prowl at the 1400 block of Lewis Street in Centralia.

• An individual on the 1500 block of Lewis Street in Centralia called police after finding a broken off key in her door lock to her vehicle yesterday morning. Entry was not made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue yesterday morning about a vehicle prowl.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 1400 block of Airport Road about possible fraud related to bank cards in which they said they were contacted by several customers who said their card information was used by someone, some locally. The case with Riverside Golf Club’s restaurant is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for disputes, theft, hit and run, trespassing, possible child molestation, child reporting being slammed against a wall by an adult, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, questions about chickens in the city limits … and more.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

COLLISIONS

• A 39-year-old Randle man was hospitalized with neck and back injuries after he was driving his motorcycle too fast at a corner in Onalaska and collided with a county sign and a gate yesterday afternoon. A deputy dispatched to the approximately 4:15 p.m. wreck at the 3600 block of Centralia-Alpha Road found the 2001 Yamaha YZF totaled,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Robert J. Williams was taken by ambulance to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. He was cited for driving with a suspended license, speeds too fast and also for illegal plates, Brown said. The plates were from Washington but the registration indicated the motorcycle was registered in Oregon, Brown said. The case is being looked into further, she said.

• A 37-year-old woman who totaled her car when she wrecked it on the 100 block of Jubb  Road south of Chehalis last night was taken to the hospital because of severe back pain and then arrested for driving under the influence. A deputy responding about 9 p.m. to the 100 block of Jubb Road learned the driver Shelley D. Jordan, 37, of Winlock, had walked to a residence where 911 was called, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jordan was treated and then released, and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

DRUGS

• A 43-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and second-degree identity theft last night. Denny W. Leighton was booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact with officers around 11 p.m. at the 1200 block of Mellen Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CEMETERY PILFERING

• An individual reported to police yesterday morning that flowers and solar lights were missing from their daughter’s grave on the 100 block of Caveness Drive in Centralia.

GOING INSIDE EMPTY HOUSE

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was cited for trespassing into a vacant house on the 1500 block of Grand Avenue in Centralia about 8:20 a.m. yesterday. Jeremy J. Phillips was issued his citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A Vietnam veteran accused of touching a young relative in Centralia about seven years ago when she was a third grader accepted a plea offer this morning as his trial was about to begin. Robert A. Kinney, 61 when he was arrested in July, made an Alford plea to first-degree child molestation in Lewis County Superior Court. It was just Monday when Judge Richard Brosey helped persuade Kinney not to represent himself at trial, and resume representation by a lawyer. His sentencing will come later.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation; responses for disputes, theft, hit and run, found bicycle, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, homeless man out by a garbage bin drinking … and more.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Updated at 12:25 p.m.

NECK NICKED WITH CHAINSAW

• A man in his mid-50s was rushed to the Salkum fire station yesterday afternoon with chainsaw injuries to his neck and hand. Fire Chief Duran McDaniel said they were dispatched about 4:40 p.m. but then told the patient was being brought to them. Responders met up with them at the main station on U.S. Highway 12. “A family member drove, his wife held pressure on his neck in the backseat,” he said. McDaniel said he didn’t know the details of what happened, but he suspected a chainsaw may have kicked back. “It caught his hand and nicked his neck,” McDaniel said. “Very lucky.” He was taken by medics to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the chief. McDaniel didn’t know the extent of the hand injuries.

ROAD RAGE

• Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday after a motorist reportedly followed another driver to his home, got out and punched the victim and then drove off. Officers were told by the 21-year-old man the smaller silverish sport utility-type vehicle had been behind him, driving erratically and passing him in a school zone on Cascade Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 21-year-old parked at his residence on Southwest William Avenue and the other man got out, made some not-very-nice remarks including, “What are you doing?” and then hit him, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. The subject was described only as a white male in his late 20s, with one tooth and wearing a long-sleeved shirt with cartoon characters on it, Bailey said. No hair color was mentioned, she said.

TOOLS TAKEN

• A deputy responded last night to the 100 block of Macomber Road outside Chehalis to a report of a burglary in which tools were stolen. Sometime between 6 p.m. on Monday and 1 p.m. yesterday, somebody made off with an electric staple gun, a Craftsman tool bag and two Makita drills with their batteries and chargers, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The owner is still making a list of what is missing, the sheriff’s office reports. A red pickup truck had been seen in the area but it may or may not have been involved, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

UNRULY ARRESTEE

• Police arrested a 21-year-old for obstructing and resisting arrest in connection with a warrant arrest about 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Tucker W. Bethune, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. At the same time, a 16-year-old was also arrested for an outstanding warrant and officers are recommending new charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and minor in possession of alcohol.

TRAILER HOME BURNS

• Firefighters got there within two minutes when a fire broke out on a trailer park on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia late yesterday afternoon but a 20-foot travel trailer is a total loss, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The individual who resided there said he was next door when he was told it was on fire, according to the fire department. The cause is under investigation.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for disputes,  hit and run, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Updated at 5:33 p.m.

FISHING BOATS WRECK

• One boat is sunk but nobody drowned after a rear-end collision on the Cowlitz River yesterday afternoon. It happened about 5 p.m. approximately 300 yards downstream from the Blue Creek boat launch. Two men from Bellingham said they were fishing and both jumped into the water to avoid getting struck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A 45-year-old man from Renton piloting a 19-foot Alumaweld said he and his three passengers were heading upriver and he didn’t see the other  boat until it was too late, according to the sheriff’s office. He said he rescued the two men, Chief Stacy Brown said. The un-named man was cited for reckless boating, Brown said. None were wearing life jackets, according to the sheriff’s office.

TRUCKS STRIPPED OF BATTERIES, FUEL

• Someone siphoned about 100 gallons of diesel fuel from trucks parked in a commercial equipment yard on the 2000 block of Little Hanford Road outside Centralia sometime between Friday and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 58-year-old victim said also four six-volt truck batteries were missing, according to the sheriff’s office. Security cameras are going to be installed to prevent a repeat, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said today.

CHAINSAW STOLEN FROM ELDERLY MAN

• A 90-year-old Centralia resident called the sheriff’s office after he discovered his hardly-used Stihl MS 16-inch chainsaw last left on his workbench in a carport shed was gone. The theft occurred on the 3500 block of Harrison Avenue sometime since August but before last Thursday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 3:50 p.m. yesterday about a burglary at the the 100 block of South Oak Street. The investigation continues, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NO NEED TO PICK POCKET

• Chehalis police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday regarding a wallet that disappeared from a cart when its owner turned away, at the 100 block of Northeast Hampe Way.

STRANGER TAKES PHONE

• Centralia police report a case of third-degree malicious mischief in which an unknown male grabbed an individual’s cell phone and broke it at the the 500 block of Harrison Avenue about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Further details were not readily available.

TAX FILING FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon by an individual trying to file his taxes who discovered his social security number had been used to file a tax return.

CHIMNEY FIRE

• A buildup of creosote on a wood stove door ignited causing a chimney fire at the 300 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia yesterday evening. Firefighters called about 7:40 p.m. report flames were seen at the roof but the fire was contained to the chimney. It had not been cleaned, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

STRANGERS IN CARS

• Winlock schools sent out a letter last week reminding families it’s a good time to talk with children about strangers, following reports of possible attempted child lurings in Pe Ell and also Vader. There’s no reason to think they are related, according to district superintendent Shannon Criss, but warmer weather and more time spent out of doors just around the corner, prompted her to suggest adults should talk with their children about what to do if they feel they may be in danger. Criss said she learned from the high school principal about the Vader incident and asked him to report it to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stacy Brown yesterday said she learned from Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Dusty Breen that three boys walking home from school in Vader some days earlier said a car stopped and asked if they needed a ride. Brown said the boys gave three different descriptions of the color and kind of car. “It may not have been luring, it may have been someone legitimately asking if they wanted a ride,” Brown said. “We don’t know if it was a nefarious situation.” But, Brown said, parents ought to talk with kids about personal safety. Most youngsters have cell phones, and the first call they should make is to 911, so law enforcement can get in the area quickly to check, and the second call should be to their parents, Brown said. Superintendent Criss offered these tips:

• Tell an adult immediately if they see someone or something that makes them worry or feel uncomfortable.
• Stay with friends and travel in pairs or groups, if possible.
• Avoid short cuts and stay on the main roads where you are visible.
• Always get the teacher’s permission to leave school.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, misdemeanor theft, hit and run, suspicious circumstances; girls fighting after getting off a school bus, an individual asking for help getting to a shelter … and more.

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Sunday, March 15th, 2015

UNRULY PEOPLE

• A 53-year-old Centralia woman allegedly spit on the face of a police officer as he was talking with her at the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia early yesterday morning. The case is being referred to prosecutor for evaluation of a charge of third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 24-year-old Seattle resident was arrested for disorderly conduct and then for resisting arrest at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia at about 10:20 p.m. on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Ediberto M. Matul-Ortiz was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called regarding the theft of lawn tools from a garage on the 500 block of Girard Street on Friday.

TWO-FER

• Firefighters were called yesterday morning for a car that collided with the center barrier on Interstate 5 in Centralia, but the damage wasn’t too severe, because the vehicle continued south down the freeway into Chehalis, and then continued going straight at a curve and ran through a fence, across a road and into the fence at the airport. Chehalis firefighters responded about 7:30 a.m. and found the man and woman in the car were unhurt, but troopers were going to take them to the hospital to be checked out, according to Fire Capt. Casey Beck. The car was no longer drivable, Beck said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for protection order violation,vandalism, misdemeanor assault, collision on city street, a request to investigate sexual contact between two 6-year-old children … and more.

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Friday, March 13th, 2015

ASSAULT WITH CLUB

• A 20-year-old Centralia man was arrested after he allegedly clubbed an individual over the head repeatedly yesterday in a dispute involving money believed to be stolen from his girlfriend. Officers called about 7 a.m. to the 200 block of West Main Street subsequently located Keaton D. Taylor and took him into custody for second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim suffered cuts on their head, according to police. Keaton was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

OFFICER SHOVED

• A 55-year-old man who was reportedly being disorderly to his mother and brother at a residence on the 800 block of South Tower Avenue last night was subsequently arrested for third-degree assault. Officers responding to the approximately 11:55 p.m. call say that Jeffrey R. Martin shoved an officer who was standing in his way. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail but released today with no charges getting filed pending further investigation.

TEEN DISCOVERS BREAK-IN AFTER SCHOOL

• A 15-year-old Winlock boy came home from school yesterday to find the front door and a sliding door open and the residence burglarized at the 100 block of Knowles Road. Deputies called about 3:30 p.m. learned that among the missing valuables were a 9 mm handgun, a Winchester M70 rifle with scope, a diamond bracelet, diamond earrings and a Toshiba laptop computer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,600, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

STOLEN TRUCK

• An individual on the 200 block of Southwest 14th Street in Chehalis reported a bronze-colored 1991 Ford Ranger stolen yesterday after an acquaintance who took it a week ago didn’t bring it back, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

“HUFFING”

• A 40-year-old Yelm resident who was reportedly observed urinating next to his vehicle at the Twin City Town Center in Chehalis was arrested for indecent exposure yesterday evening. Brandon K. Hope was also arrested for inhaling toxic fumes after an officer saw an aerosol can and asked about it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ONE INJURED DURING CAR FIRE

• A male working on his car’s fuel system was hospitalized with minor facial burns after electrical arching ignited nearby gasoline yesterday evening in Centralia, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters called at 6:40 p.m. to the 400 block of West Magnolia Street described the vehicle damage as moderate to heavy and noted the patient was also to be evaluated for respiratory issues.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, marijuana at high school, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, missing pain medication … and more.

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

MISSING TV

• Centralia police were called at approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of South Buckner Street about someone entering a home and taking a television. Police say a possible suspect has been identified and they are investigating.

MISSING MAIL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday regarding the theft of mail from the 3200 block of Borst Avenue.

MISSING LICENSE PLATE

• A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle at the 800 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday.

DRUGS

• A 37-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of drugs following contact with a deputy yesterday afternoon as she was walking along the 100 block of Centralia-Alpha Road near Centralia. The deputy thought she looked someone else who had a warrant, and when she gave her name, she was wanted for a warrant out of the Chehalis Police Department, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A search then turned up white residue that tested positive for amphetamine, according to the sheriff’s office. Christina D. Lozano was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

WRECKS

• A 57-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence last night after her car ran into a power pole on the 200 block of Eadon Road outside Toledo. A deputy arriving after the approximately 9:40 p.m. crash found electrical wires hanging over the Chrysler Sebring and the pole broken, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Mary L. Miller was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The car was described as totaled and Miller was also to be cited for having no insurance, driving with a suspended license and for driving with wheels off the roadway.

• A 22-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence last night after running his car into a brushy area near Switchyard and Onion Rock lanes near Mossyrock. Deputies had been in the Riffe Lake Dam area looking for an assault suspect and a Mustang zipped away, as it turns out according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, because they were scared because they’d been drinking. Jordan L. Bowman, from Mossyrock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The 21-year-old passenger ran way, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The 1998 Mustang sustained major damage, according to Brown.

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident’s 1988 Pontiac GrandAm was totaled when he rear ended a pickup truck that had stopped in the road waiting for deer to cross early this morning. It happened about 4:20 a.m. along the 2400 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. The 18-year-old was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with head pain; the driver of the Silverado was reportedly uninjured, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her truck had minor damage and he was to be cited for following too closely, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, failure to transfer title; responses for alarms, dispute, vandalism, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Updated at 3:54 p.m.

DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUGS

• Three individuals were arrested by Centralia police following an alleged drug deal in which an informant purchased an unspecified amount of methamphetamine in a location only described as in Lewis County. The location was also within 1,000 feet – roughly the length of three football fields – from a school bus stop, according to authorities. Destiny C. Lloyd, 26, Christopher M. Jacobson, 35, and Bryce C. Hargett, 19, were each charged yesterday with delivery of methamphetamine in a school zone, for the incident that took place on Monday, according to court documents. A summary of the arrests from charging documents tells of the confidential informant arranging to meet Lloyd at an agreed location, Lloyd showing up in Jacobson’s car with him, and then the two contacting Hargett who subsequently showed up in a girl friend’s vehicle. Hargett was arrested by Sgt. Brian Warren and detective Adam Haggerty in a nearby store, with a loaded handgun in his waistline, according to the documents. Lloyd and Jacobson’s car was stopped by two other officers. Police reportedly contacted the female who owned the vehicle Hargett was driving, at the Travel Lodge where he was staying, and inside its trunk found a safe that neither claimed as theirs. The safe was searched as abandoned property, and inside of it officers found 87 grams of meth, a few grams of tar heroin, smoking devices, two cell phones and $2,640, according to charging papers. Jacobson, who has lived his whole life with his grandparents in Mossyrock, according to his attorney, was additionally charged with possession of meth and possession of methadone. Hargett, who lives with his grandparents in Centralia, was also charged with possession of meth and possession of heroin. When she made her argument for a bail amount yesterday afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court, defense attorney Joely O’Rourke noted Lloyd lives with her mother in Chehalis just down the street from the courthouse. Lloyd’s bail was set at $25,000; Jacobson’s at $50,000 and Hargett’s at $50,000. Each was given a court appointed attorney and scheduled for arraignment tomorrow. Hargett has no prior felony convictions, but has an ongoing case for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to court documents.

MORE DRUGS

• An officer responding yesterday morning to a report of traffic in the area of the 900 block of Southwest 21st Street in Chehalis ended up arresting a 28-year-old woman with a warrant and then also for possession of heroin. Michelle A. Gibson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A while later, 29-year-old Timothy M. Arms was contacted walking near the area and arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine, according to police. He was also booked into the jail.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A former Chehalis resident was sentenced today to 15 months in prison in connection with two separate cases that got him brought by law enforcement from North Dakota back to Lewis County earlier this year. Jence S. Sawyer, 23, pleaded guilty in February to reduced charges of second-degree assault for an incident on May 16, 2014 involving his estranged girlfriend and for third-degree rape of a child in connection with an encounter the November before with a 15-year-old girl he befriended in Packwood. Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead said after he is released, Sawyer will have three years of community custody through the state Department of Corrections. Sawyer was represented in Lewis County Superior Court by defense attorney Don Blair.

THEFT INVESTIGATION

• Centralia police were contacted by an insurance agent yesterday asking them to look into a claim of a stolen piece of jewelry. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Updated at 3:08 p.m.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A 66-year-old Centralia man called about 7:30 a.m. yesterday  to report that as he was leaving for work, he saw someone had taken his riding lawn mower out of his barn and left it at the end of his driveway on the 1700 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. It was sitting on a ramp fashioned from items in his barn and a closer look, revealed his Trek1600 mountain bike was gone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The theft took place sometime after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A Bellevue resident called the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday to report someone stole his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle the day before when it broke down near Glenoma. He left it parked near the southwest corner of Kosmos Road about noon and went to get friends from a campsite, but when they got back there about 4 p.m., it was gone, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $5,000, Chief Stacy Brown said. It has a license plate reading 6C1523, according to Brown.

IDENTITY THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Rhobina Street regarding an identity theft that took place in another state. They are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNRULY ARRESTEES

• A short foot pursuit ended with the arrest of a 21-year-old man yesterday morning in Centralia, around 11:40 a.m. Officers were responding to a report of fourth-degree assault associated with the 100 block of West Cherry Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Derrek J. Larson, tried to run away but was taken into custody and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. He was booked also for obstructing and a warrant, according to police.

• Christopher A. St. Jean, 31, was arrested yesterday at his home after a complaint of a white Chevrolet pickup truck racing through streets and alleys in Vader. An individual told law enforcement that St. Jean got extremely upset when he tried to film him, and later came running through a field threatening to assault the individual, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding to the approximately 11:25 a.m. call contacted St. Jean at a home on the 500 block of A Street and ended up displaying a Taser after the suspect allegedly slammed the door on a deputies foot and refused to open it back up, the sheriff’s office reports. He was taken into custody and booked into the Lewis County Jail for reckless driving, reckless endangerment and harassment, Chief Stacy Brown reports.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of West Main Street where someone had broken the passenger side window of a vehicle with a rock. it wasn’t immediately known if anything was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police yesterday responded to several reports of slashed tires on vehicles, beginning at bout 8 a.m. on the 900 block of Southwest William Avenue where two vehicles were affected. The owner in that case said they had an idea of a suspect, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer took another report at 9 a.m. on the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street and then it happened again shortly before 8:30 p.m. in an alley near the 1200 block of Southwest William Avenue, according to police.

• Graffiti was discovered painted onto the side of a garage at the 1200 block of Ward Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

FIRE IN TENINO

• Firefighters called about 2:20 a.m. today to the 300 block of Sussex Avenue West in Tenino found a detached single-car garage fully involved in flames when they arrived. The structure and a vehicle inside are a total loss, according to Thurston County Fire District 12. Battalion Chief James Fowler said nobody was injured and what ignited it is undetermined. “There’s no electricity and no heat source in the garage, so we’re not sure what caused it,” he said.

BIKE VERSUS CAR

• A 41-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized yesterday afternoon after he collided with the opening door of a vehicle on the 200 block of Northwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. The driver was getting ready to go into the post office and checked but didn’t see him, before opening the door, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The bicyclist said he was traveling close to the sidewalk and went to go around the car when its door opened, police report. He said he didn’t know there was anyone in the car, spokesperson Linda Bailey said. The bicyclist had a sore back and possible neck injury and was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be evaluated, authorities report.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, misdemeanor assault, drinking in public; responses for disputes, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation … and more.

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Updated at 4:58 p.m.

WANTED RANDLE MAN TAKEN DOWN WITH BEAN BAG

• A 39-year-old Randle man was arrested yesterday for an eluding incident the night before that began on U.S. Highway 12 near Glenoma. It was about 5:45 p.m. when a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle but the vehicle took off, turning onto Kiona Road, and then onto Falls Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy discontinued the pursuit when the roadway turned to gravel, but then about 1:30 p.m. yesterday, the sheriff’s office got information the vehicle was broken down on a forest service road near Taidnapam Park. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said when a pair of deputies approached, the driver was sitting inside the Chevrolet pickup, and refused to follow commands. Brown said Christopher S. Haegen wouldn’t show his hands, and then once he exited the truck, he wouldn’t turn around and he reached into his pocket. A deputy fired a bean bag round from a shotgun, striking Haegen in the leg and he was taken into custody, according to Brown. All deputies carry the less-lethal rounds, Brown said. “In this situation, it was fortunate that it played out so we could use the less-than-lethal weapon,” she said. Haegen said his leg was sore, but didn’t need to go the hospital, according to Brown. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony eluding and a warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.

QUARRY HIT WITH WIRE THEFT

• Someone stole as much as 2000 feet of wire from rock crushing equipment and a truck to haul it away in from the 200 block of Winston Creek Road outside Mossyrock. Deputies responding to the Winston Quarry found that sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 the following morning, someone rode a bicycle up to the top of the quarry where the machines are, cut the power cable wire and loaded it into a truck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck ran out of fuel about halfway down the road, and the person then stole a box van to use, the sheriff’s office reports. The van was found on Saturday in the general area, without the wire in it, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. The loss is estimated at $20,000.

BURGLARY MORTON

• Police were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday when a Morton resident returned home after being gone a few days and discovered their front door open and some of their belongings missing. It happened at the 400 block of Westlake Avenue, according to the Morton Police Department.

MOOSE RACK STOLEN

• Someone stole a set of moose horns from a home on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia, according to a report made to police at noon yesterday.

MORE MORTON BURGLARIES

• Morton police are investigating a break-in to a home on the 600 block of Westlake Avenue that was reported on Thursday at about 9:30 a.m.

• Morton police were called at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday regarding an attempted break-in to a business on the 200 block of Seventh Street.

• An outbuilding door was damaged but nothing appeared to be missing following a burglary at the 400 block of Third Street in Morton which was reported on Thursday morning.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 8:25 p.m. on Saturday of a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup stolen from the 400 block of North Tower Avenue. It has a license plate reading B38108L, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 6 p.m. yesterday regarding an air compressor stolen from the bed of a pickup truck at the 1000 block of E. Street.

• Centralia police were called Saturday night about a vehicle prowl at Arby’s at the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue. Missing was an antique money collection, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Chehalis police took a report on Saturday from Southwest 18th Street of a license plate stolen from a vehicle. It’s not clear where it occurred, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRINKING IN PUBLIC

• A 36-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for obstructing after an officer responded about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday to the 600 block of West Main Street, where an employee said a man opened a beer inside the store and wouldn’t leave. Joseph W. Rogerson denied he had anything to do with it, but was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 44-year-old Onalaska man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after he allegedly threw a baggie of five-plus grams of meth out his passenger window just before pulling over a for a deputy on Friday night. The deputy was making the traffic stop for speeding about 8:20 p.m. at the 100 block of Middle Fork Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gary L. Hitch Jr. was also found to have a warrant and driving with a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VANDALISM

• Gang graffiti was discovered spray painted on a garage at the 1200 block of Ward Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

ROADWAY INCIDENTS

• Centralia police responded about 1:15 p.m. yesterday to Pearl and Sixth streets where a man had jumped from a vehicle during an argument. He was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department. His wife, Felicia R. Alexander, 20, of Centralia, was cited for driving with suspended license, according to police.

• A 25-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence after a vehicle wreck about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of Berry Road outside Chehalis. The vehicle struck a large tree and rolled onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bradley J. Hunter was arrested by the state patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

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

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Tom Sparks said five panels of collectibles like this one were stolen from his car, while he was Arby’s in Centralia around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Saturday, March 7th, 2015

POLICE: VADER HEROIN DEALING COUPLE BUSTED

• The Centralia Police Department’s special Anti-Crime Team announced this morning an investigation they conducted with federal agents and Chehalis police detectives into what they called a large heroin supplier led to the arrests of a Vader couple at their home. The two were first contacted at the end of December when officers undertook a search at their residence on Alpine Court and seized several thousands of dollars in cash, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Glock 40 caliber handgun with ammunition, about nine ounces of pure heroin and approximately 20 grams of cocaine, according to a news release. The information from Centralia police Sgt. Brian Warren indicates officers allowed both suspects to remain at their home until arrest warrants were issued this week. Warren states that Francisco “Poncho” Guerrero admitted to selling drugs for 20 plus years and acknowledged he was a convicted felon. On Tuesday, Centralia officers and Lewis County detectives arrested 36-year-old Guerrero and his girlfriend 33-year-old Jennifer M. Hayes at the home, according to police. They were booked into the Lewis County Jail without incident, on two counts each of delivery and possession of controlled substances, according to Warren. Guerrero was additionally booked for unlawful possession of a firearm, the news release states. Their arraignments are scheduled for March 12 in Lewis County Superior Court.

BRIEF ESCAPE FROM ARREST

• A 38-year-old man, already handcuffed, slipped away from police as he was being placed in a patrol car and ran away yesterday afternoon at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Steven G. Ward was physically subdued and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened around 2:15 p.m. when police detained him for allegedly punching his girlfriend and throwing her keys in the river, according to police. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault and for third-degree escape, police report.

POLICE: MARIJUANA DEALING BUST

• A 24-year-old homeless woman was arrested last night for two counts of delivery of marijuana, one to a 14-year-old girl and the other to an 18-year-old male, according to the Centralia Police Department. The arrest around 10 p.m. associated with the 700 block of East Locust Street in Centralia ended with  Shanna L. Wilson booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. The 18-year-old – Zachory J. Schultz, from Centralia – was also booked into the jail for possession of marijuana, according to police.

AND MORE

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

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Friday, March 6th, 2015

VEHICLE THEFT

• A motorcycle was reported stolen about 5:20 p.m. yesterday from a parking lot of a business on the 1000 block of South Gold Street in Centralia. The owner told police he left it for a short period of time and when he returned it was gone, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A Chehalis woman found to be driving with a suspended license when she was the subject of a traffic stop last night found herself in further trouble as it turned out she was wanted on an outstanding warrant, related to driving with a suspended license, and then it got worse when she got to the jail. During the intake process, when she stood up from a bench, something fell from her shirt to the floor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The white crystalized substance tested positive for methamphetamine and Veronica L. Valderrama, 51, was booked for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, according to the sheriff’s office.

LOST APPEAL

• The Washington State Court of Appeals rejected a former Randle man’s claim his convictions for second- and third-degree child rape should be reversed. In an opinion issued on Tuesday, the three-member panel ruled that David C. Haviland’s sentence of 340 months should stand. The former longtime Hampton Mill employee was convicted in a bench trial in Lewis County Superior Court in June 2013. The appeals judges disagreed with Haviland’s contention that a bill that amended a statute related to a case was unconstitutional, as well as other issues in his appeal.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

LITTLE FIRE FOUND IN RESTROOM

• Firefighters were called about 11:45 p.m. yesterday to a fire in one of the bathrooms at the Maytown rest area along southbound Interstate 5. They found smoke showing upon their arrival and quickly extinguished the burning paper materials, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. The damage was minimal and the scene turned over to investigators with the Washington State Patrol, Fire Chief Robert Scott said.

ADNA FIRE CAUSE NOT CLEAR

• The cause of the fire that struck a dairy farm will be recorded as undetermined but it began in a room that housed an air compressor. “I didn’t see anything else that could have caused it,” Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said today. Crews called early Sunday morning to the 400 block of Bunker Creek Road found fire in the milking parlor and were able to keep it from spreading to the adjacent barn that contained some 200 cows. McCarty said it seems much of the equipment is useable, although a motor that ran the milking machines was damaged. Most of the damage was up above, he said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were contacted about 1:10 p.m. yesterday regarding a burglary at the 500 block of Hillkress Street over the weekend. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone took a stereo faceplate and other small items when they broke into a vehicle at the 800 block of West First Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 8:50 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Ash Street where someone had stolen the stereo from a vehicle.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, violation of anti-harassment order; responses for alarm, disputes, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, infant left alone in a car, collision on city street  … and more.

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Updated

YOU BOUGHT A WHAT?

• Centralia police were called about 11:50 a.m. yesterday to the Bank of America on the 100 block of South Pearl Street where a 29-year-old man had allegedly choked a family member during an argument about the purchase of a gerbil. Jason R. Ferris, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOCKER ROOM THEFT

• Centralia police say they found stolen credit cards in the pocket of  suspect when he was detained for an unrelated assault yesterday afternoon. A cell phone and the credit cards had gone missing earlier in the day from a locker room at the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard, according to the Centralia Police Department. Adam T, Kay, 31, a homeless person, was contacted around 2 p.m. after allegedly shoving a clerk at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue, according to police. He was cited for third-degree theft and fourth-degree assault and then released, according to police.

DOGNAPPING

• Centralia police took a report of the theft of a dog from the 200 block of East Chestnut Street yesterday.

OTHER THEFT

• Police were called regarding the theft of a license plate from the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard just before 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Chehalis man who allegedly shoplifted a hot wheel-type car and another item from Wal-Mart last night was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, third-degree theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police were called about 8:15 p.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue and booked Fernando Morales Sanchez into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

NOT SCAMMED

• A Chehalis woman called police yesterday after getting a phone call from someone who said he was her grandson and needed bail money because he got arrested. He told her he sounded different because he had a cold, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The woman called the jail he mentioned to verify the claim and they told her she should report it to police, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

ASSAULT IN WINLOCK

• Winlock police are investigating an assault that happened early Friday morning and landed an individual in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. It happened in the parking lot near Frank’s Bar in Winlock, according to the Winlock Police Department. A man was arrested on Sunday for first-degree assault and second-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, but was released with no charges filed by the prosecutor. Chief Terry Williams is asking anyone with information to contact them at 360-785-3891 or wpd@toledotel.com

ROLLING SMOKE

• Firefighters were called out twice yesterday for fire in the back of a mobile paper shredding vehicle. Chehalis Fire Department Firefighter Pat Gilligan said after the first incident the driver had waited about an hour and a half for it too cool down and then continued on their way but soon was stopped off South Market Boulevard when it reignited. The crew put foam on it; it was mostly a lot of smoke, Gilligan said. He suggested it was likely an overheated bearing that caused smoldering of the paper.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, disputes, noisy children, harassment, vandalism, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, counterfeit bill, protection order violation, a vehicle theft that turned out to have only been impounded … and more.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Updated at 8:08 p.m.

SHERIFF: FRAUD OPERATION UNCOVERED IN ONALASKA

• An Onalaska woman was arrested yesterday at her home where deputies found a suspected check-printing operation. Two others wanted on warrants were arrested at the same time, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation began about two weeks ago with a 67-year-old who was victimized when someone wrote a fraudulent check at the Chehalis Safeway for $352 worth of groceries, according to the sheriff’s office. Yesterday, when surveillance video that was obtained revealed the woman at the grocery store, whose name was on the check, deputies and members of the Centralia Police Department went together to contact her at the 400 block of View Ridge Road, as well as several people with warrants believed to be hanging out with her, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Shauna Ridgley was detained and gave law enforcement permission to go inside her home to find wanted persons, Brown said. A 30-year-old Tumwater woman came out with a knife in her hand, wouldn’t obey commands and made comments about “suicide by cop”, Brown said. Officers used a Taser to take her – Amy Moore – into custody, according to Brown. Inside, they found Francisco Lamas, 29, of Centralia. While inside, officers saw check printing materials in the kitchen and subsequently got a warrant to collect numerous identifications, documents and pieces of mail belonging to other people, according to Brown. Ridgley was arrested for theft, forgery and manufacturing fraudulent financial documents, according to the sheriff’s office. The other two were arrested for their warrants and all three booked into the Lewis County Jail. The 67-year-old is just one of the victims, according to Brown.

AUTO THEFT

• A 71-year-old woman reported yesterday her red 2000 Ford Mustang was stolen overnight from the 6000 block of state Route 508 near Morton. The car disappeared sometime after 10 p.m. Sunday and before 7 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has a license plate of ANS 3279, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $10,000 Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 12:15 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of medications from the 2000 block of Cooks Hill Road.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday about mail stolen from mailboxes along Southwest 15th Street.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 9:25 p.m. yesterday to the parking lot at Providence Centralia Hospital after someone was caught breaking into a car. The owner caught him, but he ran away, however, officers found something the suspect accidentally left behind with his name on it, according to the Centralia Police Department. Charles A. Riggs must have dropped his discharge papers from the hospital and he was subsequently located and arrested for second-degree vehicle prowl, according to Sgt. Jim Shannon. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon about an overnight vehicle prowl at the 600 block of Warren Street.

DRUGS

• A 15-year-old girl was arrested for possession of marijuana yesterday in connection with an incident at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia.

SHRUB ISSUES

• A 54-year-old Morton man made a vandalism complaint after someone pruned his junipers and threw the limbs in his yard last week. The suspect in the incident on the 100 block of Collar Avenue is an 81-year-old neighbor, according to the Morton Police Department. The damage is estimated at $5,000, police report.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A public works employee in Somerville, Texas has been booked into the Lewis County Jail on a charge of child molestation following an investigation that began last year about incidents that allegedly took place in Centralia around 2009. Teddi B. Kendig, 54, yesterday was ordered held on $50,000 bail. Prosecutors state in charging documents that a girl told police last April that when she was 6 or 7 years old, the man her mother was dating pulled down his pants and asked her to touch him, when they were alone together. First-degree child molestation has a maximum penalty of life in prison. Kendig’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in Lewis County Superior Court.

• A 28-year-old homeless man was arrested after his 9-year-old daughter was found alone and wandering the streets on the 100 block of Ribelin Road outside Chehalis about 6 a.m. on Saturday, and deputies learned the two had broken into her grandmother’s house nearby to watch television and then slept in the loft of a shack. Charging documents state the girl was hysterical, shivering and shoeless and had been looking for her dad after awakening about an hour earlier and finding him gone. About two hours after responding to the call, a deputy found Derrick W. Burke hiding on the property, and he said he’d gone in the house to take a shower, but then found the door wide open and feared there were burglars, so he hid in the bushes, according to charging documents. Burke had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, the documents state, that he said he was unaware of. Charging documents state the child’s mother gave conflicting statements to police about the situation. Burke was charged yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court with reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal trespass and also for escape from community custody for failing to maintain contact with his community corrections officer – in connection with a 2013 conviction for possession of methamphetamine. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told a judge yesterday her client was currently working at a Chehalis vehicle repair business, but hadn’t yet gotten his first paycheck. His bail was set at $10,000 and his arraignment is Thursday in Lewis County Superior Court.

WRECK

• Car parts were left behind in a hit and run that damaged a large section of chain link fence at Winlock High School,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding yesterday to North Military and Nevil roads believes it was a small car and reports the cost is $500 to $1,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, disputes, report of rape, collision on city street … and more.