Updated at 7:13 p.m.
ARMED DOMESTIC DISPUTE
• A 62-year-old Mossyrock woman was booked into jail yesterday after allegedly picking up a pistol from a coffee table in her living room, loading it with a magazine and pointing it at her husband during an argument. Deputies arriving to the home on the 300 block of Jarvis Road about 4:40 p.m. arrested Sandra K. Merritt for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. No injury was reported.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports someone broke into a home on the 300 block of Harmon Road outside Chehalis and stole four rifles, two shotguns and a set of binoculars sometime in the two weeks that ended on Friday. The loss is estimated at $3,914, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. yesterday, someone broke a window at a home on the 100 block of Valley View Drive in Mossyrock, went inside and stole a computer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing is a silver 20-inch HP laptop, according to the sheriff’s office.
SAFE, JEWELRY MISSING
• A Chehalis woman returned home from vacation to find someone had burglarized her home on the 1900 block of Bishop Road, stealing a diamond ring, two diamond sapphire rings and a black safe containing cash and more jewelry, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between Aug. 4 and Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $2,100.
• Sometime between Friday and Sunday someone got into an unlocked garage on the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia and took a green and orange floating tube valued at $9.98, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• A black 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen about 6:40 a.m. today from the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. It has a license plate reading 340 YTX, according to the Centralia Police Department.
PURSE STOLEN FROM SHOPPING CART
• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 12:15 p.m. yesterday where a woman said someone took her purse out of her cart while she was shopping. A security person found it in a trash can in the ladies room, minus a credit card, her keys, some medication and $25 cash, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called to the 300 block of Southwest Third Street about 8 p.m. yesterday following the discovery of a vehicle prowl. Someone had rummaged around inside and took the registration, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Police called by aid when a male was found slumped over inside a vehicle in a parking lot at the 500 block of South Market Boulevard about 2 p.m. on Friday ended up arresting him for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jesse J. Hull, 36, from Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. A passerby who allegedly picked up Hull’s wallet off his car and began to walk away was detained, according to police. The woman said she got the wallet from the ground, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. A search of her turned up an item with a brown residue that is being sent to the lab for testing, Bailey said.
• A 27-year-old Onalaska resident was arrested for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act after police were called to the 700 block of South Market Boulevard about a suspicious vehicle just before 8 a.m. on Friday. Nicholas B. Decker had an outstanding municipal warrant as well and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Decker was charged today with possession with intent to deliver as the officer who arrested him allegedly found 3.1 grams of heroin plus two scales and bags for packaging inside the car. His bail was set with a $10,000 unsecured bond.
AND FROM MORTON
• The Morton Police Department reported today they assisted the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office with an incident at about 1:40 a.m. on Thursday of an individual with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg near the 100 block of Forest Road 74.
• An exotic bird was evicted from its home on the 300 block of First Street in Morton, because of continuous noise. An officer responded to a complaint about 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday and could clearly hear the bird for the 20 minutes he was parked outside the residence, according to the Morton Police Department. The owner was given a copy of the city ordinance and given one week to relocate the bird, according to police.
• Officers responded to the 700 block of Main Avenue to several disorderly individuals playing loud music at about 10:35 p.m. on Saturday. One person stepped forward and said he would make sure the campers kept the noise down but later when they didn’t comply with that request, they were asked to leave, according to the Morton Police Department. About 70 individuals vacated the park.
• Police responded to the 700 block of Main Avenue at about 8:25 p.m. on Sunday where an individual had decided not to pay the $15 park stay fee. They were escorted to an ATM and ended up paying the fee, according to the Morton Police Department.
SMALL SUSPICIOUS FIRE
• Police were called by firefighters about 12:20 a.m. on Saturday when they responded to a small pile of smoldering apparent briquettes at the 1200 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis.
SLASH IGNITES ON TIMBERLAND
• Firefighters were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday for a brush fire off King Road west of Winlock. They found slash piles burning on one to two acres of timber company-owned property, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources were summoned and expected to be out there again today, Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said.
WEDGED FOOT RESCUE
• Firefighters were called just before 6 p.m. yesterday to rescue a 4-year-old boy whose foot got stuck in a hole in the ground at the 300 block of Northwest Cherry Avenue in Winlock. It was the concrete footing to a former fence post, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. The child was given a blanket, a tablet loaded with movies and a set of ear plugs while an air chisel was used to remove the concrete during an approximately 35 minute operation, Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• Two teenagers were hospitalized after a single-vehicle collision yesterday evening on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles east of Oakville. Troopers called at 7:37 p.m. indicate Violet K. Starr, 18, was traveling westbound when her car crossed over the center line, spun and came to rest in the eastbound ditch. The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was described as totaled. Starr was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital and her passenger, Roberta R. Youckton, 17, was taken to Summit Pacific Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol. Both are from Oakville. The wreck is under investigation, according to the state patrol.
• A 47-year-old man from Lakewood was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle as he neared the end of Limmer Road in Winlock, not realizing the pavement ended. It happened about 1:25 p.m. on Saturday. The damage to his motorcycle was minor, but he had cuts to his face and rib pain, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• A wreck on U.S. Highway 12 at Park Street in Oakville about 1:40 a.m. on Thursday is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol. David A. Holbrook, 62, of Montesano, was traveling westbound and struck a Western Star tractor-trailer which turned eastbound onto the highway from Park Street, according to the state patrol. Holbrook’s 1996 Chevrolet Corvette was totaled and he was transported to a hospital, the state patrol. The truck driver, Jeremy D. Holbrook, 37, of Tenino, was reportedly uninjured. The roadway was blocked for two hours.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, probation violation, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, vandalism civil issue, suspicious circumstances … and more among 154 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.