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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

BREAK-INS AROUND CHEHALIS

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

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

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

VEHICLE THEFT

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

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

MARIJUANA PIPE SEIZED FROM GRADE SCHOOLER

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

AND MORE

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

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Updated at 3:41 p.m.

FRIENDLY THIEF: HERE KITTY, KITTY

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

UNFRIENDLY THEFT

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

THE MUSIC DIED

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

BOOZE BURGLARY

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

GARAGE BREAK-IN

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

OTHER THEFT

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

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

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

VEHICLE THEFT

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

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

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

DOG WINS HIDE AND SEEK

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

VANDALISM

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

PHONE THREAT

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

SCAREY THREAT

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

SMOKE ALARM, CHECK, FIRE EXTINGUISHER, CHECK

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

WRECK

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

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

AND MORE

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

Fired sheriff’s deputy claims wrongful termination, again

Friday, September 26th, 2014

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

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

Douglas D. Lackey was fired in July 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Updated at 5:26 p.m.

ELDERLY MAN SCAMMED

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

MAD AT POLICE

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

THEFT

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

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

DRUGS

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

LOST AND FOUND

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

CLOSE CALL

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

TRUCK VERSUS OVERHEAD WIRES

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

VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN

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

AND MORE

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

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Updated at 3:21 p.m.

ARSON INVESTIGATION

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

MISSING MEDS

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

CAR PROWL

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

VANDALISM

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

UNRULY PATIENT

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

MORE SEX CRIME ALLEGATIONS

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

AND MORE

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

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Updated at 12:40 p.m.

SEX CRIME ALLEGATIONS

• A 22-year-old Winlock man was arrested about 9:30 a.m. yesterday at the 400 block of Sears Road in Winlock in connection with an ongoing investigation in which he allegedly had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the two considered themselves in a dating relationship and Michael A. Ryan Jr. was arrested for three counts of third-degree rape of a child for instances occurring between August and December of last year. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday evening following allegations he touched the private parts of a 6-year-old female friend of the family. Allen A. Clark was contacted about 6 p.m. in connection with an incident that allegedly took place previously at Newaukum Golf Drive in Chehalis and arrested for first-degree child molestation, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. However, he is to be released with no criminal  charges filed pending further investigation.

MISSING MEDS

• Police took a report last night about the theft of medication from the 900 block of F Street in Centralia.

MISSING MONEY

• Police were called to the 900 block of South Schueber Road about 12:10 p.m. yesterday about the theft of money while the victim was in the hospital. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING HEADLIGHT

• A 34-year-old Centralia resident on a bicycle who last night reportedly tried to evade an officer attempting to stop him and warn him about not having lights was arrested for obstructing a public servant. Levi P. Hart was cited and then released, after contact with police about 10:50 p.m. at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DISORDERLINESS

• A call yesterday morning about a woman chanting and throwing rocks at passing motorists along the 9000 block of U.S. Highway 12 ended with a warrant arrest for the agitated suspect at the Gas Plus in Morton, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. As a deputy arrived about 10:30 a.m., the woman had just boarded a bus and when it stopped in Morton and she was contacted, the deputy learned she was wanted by Chehalis police in connection with a previous disorderly person case, according to the sheriff’s office. Thirty-six-year-old Heather Villalba of Mossyrock was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DOG FIGHT

• Chehalis police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday to the parking lot at Yard Birds Mall to a report one dog attacked another dog inside a vehicle. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he didn’t have all the details yet, but believed it involved a Healer and a Dachshund and understood it was fairly horrific. The smaller dog was taken to a veterinarian severely injured, he said. The pets both belong to the same man who was inside Yard Birds, he said. The animal control officer is investigating.

BARN FIRE AVERTED

• Firefighters were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to a barn fire near the 200 block of Cousins Road west of Chehalis. There was a little bit of fire inside the structure that had begun working its way up a wall but the owner had put it out with a garden hose before the crew arrived, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

AND MORE

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

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

SWITCHED PLATES

• A 75-year-old man called Chehalis police yesterday to report someone had stolen his license plates after he got a call from the Seattle Police Department telling him his van was used in a robbery. The man took a look at his vehicle and realized neither the front or back plates he saw were his, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He suspects it could have happened while the van was at property he owns on the 1100 block of North National Avenue, according to police. His van wasn’t involved in the robbery, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

STOLEN COMPUTER

• Centralia police were called about 3:15 a.m. today to the 500 block of East Magnolia Street about the theft of a computer from a residence.  The case is under investigation.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday about a wallet taken from a vehicle while parked at the McDonald’s at Airport Depot on the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

VANDALISM

• A Centralia police officer took a report about 6:40 p.m. yesterday of a window at a local business shattered by an unknown suspect on the 600 block of North Tower Avenue.

MISSING CHILD

• Chehalis police were called at 3:05 p.m. yesterday about a missing 5-year-old boy from Cascade Elementary School who didn’t get off his school bus. Officers searched the area and by about 4:20 p.m. the child was located at Southeast Sixth Street and Washington Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer took him back to the school where he was reunited with his mother, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

WRECK

• Two people were transported to Morton General Hospital after a wreck yesterday evening on U.S. Highway 12 near at the east end of Savio Road near Randle. Lewis County Fire District 18 Chief Ed Lowe said they assisted District 14 with the approximately 7 p.m. call. Firefighters had to extricate the occupants by cutting the truck, which was hauling a car trailer, Lowe said. “I don’t know what caused it, it was in the ditch with the truck on its side,” Lowe said.

AND MORE

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

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Updated at 6:13 p.m.

DOGS GONE WILD

• A 59-year-old Chehalis-area man will be issued a citation after five dogs reportedly ran from his yard and surrounded a passerby, barking and growling at her. The 28-year-old woman was bit in the calf by one of the dogs, in the Friday afternoon incident along the 100 block of Hillcrest Road south of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The dog’s owner was just cited in July for the same offense, prohibited activities by dogs, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. on Friday to the 300 block of James Street where a dog attacked and killed another dog. The family had brought home a pit bull that was otherwise friendly, but  took a dislike to the smaller canine that already lived there, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An animal control officer removed both animals at the request of the owners, according to police.

• On Saturday morning, a deputy was called to the 200 block of Klein Road south of Chehalis after four to five black pit bulls came to a woman’s yard, growled at her and then attacked her dog who ran out to defend her. She was able to chase them off and rescue her dog, but it sustained multiple cuts and a broken leg, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 62-year-old owner will be issued a citation, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAK-IN RANDLE

• A Randle residence on the 9000 block of U.S. Highway 12 was burglarized sometime between 6 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. Someone came through an open window in the home that being renovated and stole a horse collar, a can of paint, a small antique clock and a figurine of a man playing a fiddle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• Conrad J. Perry, 31, was arrested this morning after police were called about a man asleep behind the wheel parked at a fuel pump at the 600 block of West Main Street in Chehalis. An arriving officer noted a pipe on the center console, which tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Perry was awakened and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession, police said.

RIDING THE RAILS, INTO THE JAIL

• A 48-year-old man from California was arrested for trespassing after a 911 call from a train heading into Chehalis, saying a man with a duffel bag was traveling on one of its engines around 12:15 a.m. yesterday. The train stopped at West Street and a man walking away was contacted, according to police. Cristopher S. Hazen was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FROM PARADISE TO JAIL

• A 68-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday after a deputy was dispatched to the 100 block of Paradise Drive in Ashford about a trespasser. Virginia V. Creim said she used to own the property and was waiting for its new owner to arrive to see if she could buy it back, but a deputy contacted the 53-year-old Tacoma man who owns it and he said he wanted her off his property and wanted to pursue charges,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Creim, who is described by the sheriff’s office as transient, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree trespassing as well as a warrant for failing to appear in court for a previous trespass case, according to Chief Ciivl Deputy Stacy Brown.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday of stereo equipment stolen from a vehicle parked at the Twin City Town  Center on the 1400 block of Louisiana Avenue.

• Centralia police were called to a vehicle prowl about 1 p.m. on Saturday at the 2500 block of Mount Vista Road where someone had smashed the window and stole a purse.

• An officer took a report that someone got into a car parked at a business at the 200 block of Williams Street in Mossyrock  and stole a Kindle, a CD holder and prescription medication, last Monday morning, according to the Morton Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone slashed a tire on a vehicle at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11 a.m. yesterday.

BRUSH FIRE WINLOCK

• Local firefighters spent a few hours on Saturday shuttling water for personnel from the Department of Natural Resources as they extinguished a brush fire in Winlock that may have been smoldering for a couple of days before it was found. Firefighters were called just before 4 p.m. on Saturday to the 100 block of Brady Lane after a neighbor that smelled smoke went out to investigate, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said it it was an area of about 100 feet by 100 feet beyond the yard behind a house, a place that looked like it had been cleared of brush. It was not a very active fire, but a lot of smoldering Jacobson said. The property owners were away, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, obstruction, shoplifting, probation violation,  misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for disputes, collisions on city street, collisions on county roads … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Updated at 4:17 p.m.

TENINO HOUSE FIRE

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

ASSAULTS

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

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

DRUGS

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

FORK PEAK FIRE UPDATE

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

WSP WELCOMES NEW TROOPERS

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

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

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Friday, September 19th, 2014

POLICE: GUN IN FACE LANDS DAD IN JAIL

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

MISSING MEDS

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

ANGRY TEEN

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

VACANT HOUSE NOT EMPTY

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

FORK PEAK FIRE UPDATE

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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Updated at 6:34 p.m.

BANK FRAUD

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

DRUGS

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

FROM THE COURTHOUSE: NAPAVINE’S NAKED DRIVER LOCATED

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

FORK PEAK FIRE UPDATE

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

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

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Updated at 9:32 p.m.

WIDOW VICTIMIZED DURING MEMORIAL GATHERING

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

TOBACCO TAKEN IN BURGLARY

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

MOWER MISSING

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

FRAUD

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

DRUGS

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

VEHICLE PROWL

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

COLLISIONS

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

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

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

MOSSY BARN FIRE APPEARS AN ARSON

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

FIREFIGHTER RECOMMENDS DEFERRING LAWN MOWING

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

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

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Monday, September 15th, 2014

FIRE, FIRE, FIRE

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

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

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

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

BURGLARY AND THEFT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PERSISTANT CALLER

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

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

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

ASSAULT

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

VANDALISM

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

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

COLLISIONS

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

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

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

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

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Friday, September 12th, 2014

Updated at 10:07 p.m.

GUNS AND LUNCHBOX STOLEN

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

BREAK-IN TO TRAILER

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

AUTO THEFT

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

FRAUD

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

VEHICLE PROWL

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

DRUGS

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

VANDALISM

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

CHILD CRIMES

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

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

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

POLICE: FIREWORKS IGNITE VEGETATION

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

AND MORE

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

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

MIGHT BE A FULL MOON

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

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

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

THEFT

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

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

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

AND MORE

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

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Updated

TVS FROM RVS

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

MOSSY HOME BROKE INTO

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

CHURCH BURGLARY

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

CAR PROWL

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

PLATE PILFERED

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

PEACEFUL PROTEST

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

WOOD MILL CATCHES FIRE IN WINLOCK

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

AIRLIFT FROM ONY

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

AND MORE

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

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

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Monday, September 8th, 2014

Updated at 8:53 p.m.

POLICE SEEKING NUDE NAPAVINE DRIVER

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

SHOPPER’S BAG SPIRITED AWAY

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

DOMESTIC INCIDENTS

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

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

URINE TOSSED AT NURSE

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

TOOLS TAKEN

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

APPLIANCE GONE

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

MOTOR PARTS MISSING

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

VEHICLE PROWL

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

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

FUEL THEFT

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

VANDALISM

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

DISORDERLINESS

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

RUNNING OF THE BULL

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

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: SUSPECTS TRIES TO FIGHT DEPUTY

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

COLLISION

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

AND MORE

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