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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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FRAUD CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called to a business on the 500 block of West Main Street about 10 o’clock yesterday morning regarding suspected credit card fraud involving a large amount of money, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a residence on the 700 block of Smokey Valley Road outside of Toledo was burglarized on Monday. It happened sometime between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. Missing is a safe containing documents and silver coins, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Deputies took a report yesterday of a rifle stolen from a residence on the 1400 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia. They have no suspect information, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An individual called police about 1:15 p.m. yesterday after someone stole items from his vehicle, including a chlorine injection pump and a cell phone together worth about $1,000. It happened at the 100 block of Southeast Ninth Street in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 47-year-old test driving a motorcycle was injured when he ran off the road, down an embankment and struck a downed tree yesterday evening. Deputies were called about 7 p.m. to the 1700 block of Ferrier Road outside of Winlock and described the injuries to the Covington man as minor. He was cited for second-degree negligent driving and for having a suspended license and no motorcycle endorsement, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A motorcyclist and his passenger were injured when he pulled out of Morton onto U.S. Highway 12 yesterday afternoon into the path of a semi truck. They didn’t collide but Howard Crowder, 69, lost control of his 2012 Harley Davidson and struck a guard rail, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers responding about 4:45 p.m. to the wreck report the cause was failing to yield the right of way. The couple from Hinton, West Virginia were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the state patrol.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, possession of marijuana; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, damage to a vehicle, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, an intoxicated person wandering into someone’s kitchen, a request to have someone removed from a bench on a city sidewalk because he was reportedly asking for money and yelling … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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ROBBERY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police are investigating a robbery that took place last night at a home on the 300 block of Courtland Street. Officers called at about 11:30 p.m. learned the victim was assaulted, according to the Centralia Police Department. Unspecified items were reportedly taken from inside the residence. The investigation is ongoing. Further details were not readily available.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A deputy was called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a Centralia area burglary in which the victims said approximately $16,000 worth of valuables were taken, mostly jewelry and electronics. The residents said they left at about 10 o’clock that morning and returned home at 5:45 p.m. to find their place on the 2300 block of Padrick Road ransacked, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared someone pried open a sliding glass door, according to the sheriff’s office. Two safes full of firearms were broken into and a handgun and various other items were removed, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Some evidence was left at the scene, including tire marks across the yard, that led to Nugget Drive, where a neighbor said two males in their 20s came to the door saying they’d lost their friend hiking, Brown said.

THEFT CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called at 7 o’clock this morning by an individual who said someone broke into his work truck overnight while at a motel on the 200 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue and stole a GPS unit as well as a remote control device for heavy equipment valued at more than $5,000.

BREAK-IN MOSSYROCK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a residence in Mossyrock was burglarized sometime between July 18 and July 22 and some $4,500 worth of property stolen, including a 17-inch computer and three Xbox games. Someone got inside the home at the 100 block of Workman Road through an unsecured door, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR TABS ARREST

• A 22-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly having license tabs from a stolen vehicle. Julie A. Rogers was booked into Lewis County Jail for third-degree possession of stolen property in a case associated with the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to Fort Borst Park in Centralia about 9:50 a.m. yesterday regarding a broken window to a vehicle.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, arrest for an alleged child sex crime in which the individual was released from jail with no charges filed pending further investigation; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, abandoned cats, collision on city street, dog alone in parked car and panting  … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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BURGLARY ETHEL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that $2,200 cash was discovered missing from a 72-year-old Ethel man’s home. The money was taken sometime between Saturday and yesterday out of the fifth-wheel residence on the 100 block of Duryea Lane, according to the sheriff’s office. Evidence was left at the scene of the burglary and deputies have a person of interest, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SMOKER STOLEN CENTRALIA

• Someone stole a barbecue smoker from a back patio at the 2500 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

ITEMS LIFTED FROM TRUCK BED

• Centralia police were called about 1:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of South Scheuber Road where someone had stolen a Dewalt drill as well as scrap brass from the bed of a pickup truck.

BURGLARY MOSSYROCK

• Morton police reported yesterday they are still investigating an incident from mid-morning on Saturday when a resident on the 100 block of Court Street in Mossyrock returned home to discover someone may have been inside. The home had been left unsecured and it appeared “items” had been taken, according to the Morton Police Department.

GUNSHOTS OR FIREWORKS

• Several individuals from around Chehalis called 911 about 11:45 p.m. yesterday after hearing numerous gunshots, or fireworks. No report was filed, so further details are unavailable, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trespassing; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city street, customers holding down suspects at stores on Packwood and in Chehalis… and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Updated at 8:02 p.m.

HOMICIDE SCARE IN WINLOCK

• Law enforcement was called about 2:30 a.m. today to a residence north of Winlock where a man showed up on the porch asking for help because he had witnessed some people getting shot. Deputies responding to the 100 block of Hale Road East contacted the 39-year-old individual from San Diego who indicated he was high on meth, had stolen his mother’s car and had killed her and others at her home on the 2700 block of Highway 603, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.  Adrian K. Williams had cuts to his face, hand, arm and legs, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies checked the residence and found everyone was alright there, and that Williams had permission to drive the car, Brown said. Deputies also discovered the Saturn Vue had rolled and wrecked at the 2200 block of Highway 603. Williams was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be evaluated and he was found not to be on drugs. He was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

HOSPITAL COMMOTION

• A 40-year-old patient was arrested at Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday morning for allegedly attempting to steal unspecified medical supplies while she was being treated in the emergency room. Police say Elicia A Thebiay was disorderly when she was confronted. The Oakville woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail for interference with a health care facility, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MYSTERY ATTACK

• Chehalis police called about a man rolling around in the gravel near the river at the 1500 block of Rice Road discovered he had been pepper sprayed and had no idea how he ended up at the park on Saturday afternoon. The 26-year-old Chehalis resident said someone had maced him and believed someone dumped him off at the park, but didn’t know who, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He admitted he had been drinking, police said. The man was transported to the hospital.

ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called about 8:20 p.m. on Friday to Green Hill School at the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street to take a report of an assault. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CASH MISSING

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that approximately $1,000 vanished from the purse of a 64-year-old Chehalis woman at her home on the 900 block of Logan Hill Road outside Chehalis. The woman told a deputy she had two new caregivers at her home recently and believed the money disappeared between July 18 and last Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of South Scheuber Road to take a report of stolen money and medication.

DROP ONE OFF, PICK ONE UP

• Someone parked a pickup truck stolen in Tumwater at Wal-Mart in Chehalis on Saturday and got into an employee’s Ford Mustang and drove it away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police were called at 9:30 p.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue to take the report and learned the theft was captured on security video. The car was recovered in Cowlitz County, containing some items not belonging to its owner, such as a cell phone, tools, keys and license plates, police said.

SUSPECTED THEFT

• A 43-year-old Rochester man was arrested after deputies were called to a report of trespassers at the 1700 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel at about 3 p.m. on Friday. Individuals had been loading up building supplies such as treated lumber and roofing material but deputies were told by the property owner nobody had permission to be there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jerry L. Warfield, 43, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office. The cases involving three others were referred to the prosecutors office for possible charges, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. Warfield was released from jail and no charges filed pending further investigation.

ON AND OFF THE ROAD

• A 17-year-old boy pulled over in Centralia overnight for speeding and driving recklessly was issued a citation and his case will be referred to prosecutors for an additional charge of reckless endangerment since at the time, he had numerous passengers, according to the Centralia Police Department. The teen was cited for reckless driving after contact with an officer about 2 a.m. at the 500 block of North Railroad Avenue, and then released, according to police.

• The case involving the 38-year-old Centralia man who was driving the truck that wrecked into a power pole in Centralia just before midnight on Saturday was referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of driving under the influence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His passenger sustained injuries including a possible punctured lung, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. Deputies and firefighters responding to the 2900 block of Harrison Avenue found both men were injured and both were taken to transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Brown. Feliberto Garcia Gonzales, 38, sustained cuts to his head, arms and hands, Brown said, and after being treated, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicular assault. His Chevrolet pickup truck was totaled, she said. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court today with both offenses as well as making a false statement to a public servant. Bail was set for the father of five at $25,000.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, underage drinking, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for dispute, hit and run, stolen bicycle, runaway child, child custody issues, suspicious circumstances, collisions on and off of city streets into ditch and tree, questions about setting a trap for a neighbor’s cat … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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TEENAGE RUNAWAY ASSAULTED

• An 18-year-old from Buena Park, California, was arrested yesterday after police located a runaway Seattle girl at the library in Centralia. Officers contacted the 15-year-old girl at the 100 block of South Silver Street and learned she had been traveling with the 18-year-old, and were told he had bitten and hit her repeatedly since Tuesday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police subsequently found Derrick J. Miller, 18, of Buena Park, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to police.

BASEBALL BAT ATTACK

• Centralia police are looking for two males who reportedly took baseball bats to a man’s car while he was inside it, breaking out its windows yesterday. It happened near Pine and Ash streets, with individuals engaged in a long running dispute, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A 50-year-old man was arrested overnight after allegedly breaking into a residence on the 1000 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia and rummaging through items. Jeffrey E. Westley was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police took a report about 5:15 p.m. yesterday of a vehicle prowl at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue in Centralia. Missing are a cell phone and the stereo’s faceplate, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ON THE LOOKOUT

• Centralia police reported this morning they are looking for a red Toyota Pickup with yellow flames on it which nearly struck a pedestrian yesterday evening who was walking along the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

ON THE ROAD

• Three homes were left without electricity overnight after a pickup truck collided with a power pole at the 2900 block of Harrison Avenue outside Centralia. Firefighters called at midnight arrived to find two occupants were able to exit the vehicle on their own, and both were injured, but the driver declined treatment at the scene, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The passenger was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the fire department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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The remains of a motorhome on Long Road in Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

LONG ROAD FIRE

• Firefighters called to a report of smoke in the area of the 1200 block of Long Road in Centralia yesterday afternoon found a motorhome on fire and flames that were burning a portion of an adjacent garage. The fire climbed nearly 100 feet up nearby trees before it was extinguished, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Nobody was inside the approximately 20 foot long recreational vehicle, but a man, a woman and a child who were inside the duplex on the property were able to evacuate safely, the fire department reports. The cause of the 3:30 p.m. blaze is under investigation.

HAMILTON AVENUE FIRE

• A family was displaced by a kitchen fire that broke out yesterday evening at the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue in Centralia. The occupants were out in their yard when it was discovered and a relative with a garden hose put it out, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters responding to the 7:10 p.m. call made sure the fire hadn’t extended elsewhere in the structure, the fire department reports. The damage from flames was confined to the kitchen counter top and the cabinet and ceiling above, but there was water damage to the kitchen and dining room as well as smoke damage throughout the home, according to Capt. Scott Weinert. Nobody was hurt, the cause is being investigated, Weinert indicated.

INTERSTATE 5 WRECK

• Centralia police assisted troopers in investigating a multiple vehicle injury collision that involved a DUI early this morning on southbound Interstate 5 at the north end of Chehalis around 5:15 a.m. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, interfering with a health care facility, driving under the influence; responses for misdemeanor theft, receipt of a counterfeit $20 bill … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Updated at 6:45 p.m.

NINE MINUTES, 90 MPH

• A police pursuit along U.S. Highway 12 that began east of Glenoma ended near Morton when spike strips flattened the two right tires of a vehicle carrying a suspected intoxicated driver last night. It was just after 10 p.m. when a deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle traveling an estimated 85 mph but its driver refused to stop, according to  authorities. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said when the vehicle finally did stop near Priest Road, the driver stumbled out and then was extremely combative. Charging documents allege Miguel A. Leyva Jr., 46, exited his vehicle and then fell face down on the roadway. Although he was at gunpoint, he got up and got in and out of his vehicle twice before a trooper arrived, charging documents state. At one point, he dropped his pants and said he was unarmed, the documents state.  Leyva was eventually taken into custody. The nine minute chase reached speeds of 90 mph, according to prosecutors. The Eastern Washington resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding, for driving under the influence, and for first-degree driving with a suspended license, and then charged today with those offenses in Lewis County Superior Court. His bail was set at $50,000.

ASSAULT REPORT

• Chehalis police were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to Green Hill School to take a report of a suspected third-degree assault. The incident is still under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Olympia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday evening when contacted by police at the 100 block of East Sixth Street in Centralia. Officers booked Jonathan Phan, 30 of Olympia, into the Lewis County Jail and also arrested a 39-year-old Chehalis resident on a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the 1200 block of South Gold Street regarding stolen mail.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of South Pearl Street where solar-powered yard lights had been pulled from the ground and broken.

LOST AND FOUND

• A Kindle was found at Northeast Kresky Avenue and Hampe Way in Chehalis and turned into the Chehalis Police Department yesterday.

AND MORE

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

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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BANK WINDOW SHATTERED

• Police were called just before 11 o’clock last night to Umpqua Bank in Chehalis when a customer dropping off a deposit discovered the glass door broken. A person responsible met an officer at the business on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard, checked inside and found everything seemed to be in order, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There was a small hole which appeared to have been made by a pellet gun, according to police.

MORE PELLET GUN ACTION

• Someone broke out a window of a vehicle parked overnight at the 1200 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police yesterday morning. It appeared it may have been shot at with a pellet gun, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OFFRAMP DISAGREEMENT

• Chehalis police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday regarding two people involved in a dispute with a “panhandler” at the northbound Interstate 5 offramp at Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis. Further details were not yet available.

FISHERMAN RIPPED OFF AT COWLITZ RIVER

• An individual reported his backpack containing about $1,000 worth of fishing gear including expensive reels vanished from the riverbank at the 100 block of Osprey Lane outside Toledo when he turned his back on a young man who’d struck up a conversation with him. The 65-year-old man from Lynnwood reported yesterday that it happened on Friday while he was at the Cowlitz Trout Hatchery, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He told a deputy that after they spoke, the stranger wandered off to check on his friend and the victim retrieved something from his truck. When he returned, the gray, teardrop shaped pack was gone, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim went to the parking area where he saw the silver pickup truck the young man and his friend had been in was gone, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The suspected thief was described as white, in his mid-20s, slender an about 5-feet 10-inches tall, Brown said. He’d said he was from Buckley, according to Brown. The sheriff’s office is reminding the public that anyone with information can remain anonymous and earn a reward up to $1,000 by calling Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

URBAN DEER HUNTING REPORT

• Chehalis police were called at 9:45 a.m. yesterday to a complaint of someone firing a gun and chasing after a deer off of Northwest Prindle Street in Chehalis.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, protection order violation, misdemeanor assault; responses for dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on roundabout, saw a truck swerve so driver might be texting … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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ENTERPRISING THIEVES

• After last year’s theft of as much as a mile of underground street light wiring along Rush Road south of Chehalis, county workers welded the metal lids to the utility boxes closed and poured concrete around them to prevent a reoccurrence. Yesterday afternoon, a deputy was called the area of Maurin and Rush roads after the discovery someone used some kind of tool to pry through the concrete and then cut out and remove an as-yet-unknown amount of wiring. Seven of the junction boxes were damaged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said it happened sometime since Friday.

INMATE THREATENS JAIL STAFF

• A 41-year-old man from Clarkston, Wash. arrested for misdemeanor trespassing after a disturbance involving a clerk at the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening found himself in further trouble after arriving at the Lewis County Jail. Brad D. Kincheloe allegedly told a corrections officer that he was going to kill her in front of her family, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says Kincheloe was abusive and uncooperative and was further booked for felony harassment.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to a residence under renovation at the 1000 block of Yakima Street about 11:20 a.m. yesterday regarding a break-in.

• Police were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday about electronics stolen from a home on the 1800 block of Shamrock Drive in Centralia. A possible is suspect is someone the victim allowed inside the residence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 7:30 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in which someone broke out a window and stole a wallet. The victim’s credit cards were subsequently used at local businesses, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

• Change from the console of a vehicle was among the property missing after a car prowl on the 700 block of Southeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 5:30 a.m. today

• Chehalis police were called to the 200 block of Southwest William Avenue about 9:25 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl.

OTHER THEFT

• A road sign was discovered stolen this morning from West Main Street and Tilley Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PASTURE CATCHES FIRE

• Tenino area firefighters yesterday afternoon attacked a slow creeping fire burning through grass and brush which was threatening a barn off Tilley Road South near the 160th Trail Southeast. The elderly resident was home alone and asleep when crews arrived, but they woke him up, according to Thurston County Fire District 12. The fire surrounded numerous large portions of automobiles in the middle of a pasture, but what caused it is undetermined, Battalion Chief James Fowler said. Less than an acre was charred and nobody was injured, Fowler said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, driving with a suspended license; responses for misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, concern about children seen riding in the bed of a pickup truck, opossum running back and forth on sidewalk at Twin City Town Center, request for officers to move along persons believed to be homeless behind a business and elsewhere… and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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POLICE: THREAT TO OFFICER GETS MAN LOCKED UP

• Bail was set at $10,000 for an individual a deputy prosecutor called a self-described gang member who allegedly threatened a police officer yesterday evening when he was detained near East Summa Street and Pacific Avenue in Centralia. Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to assist the sheriff’s office after a passenger reportedly ran away from a single-vehicle accident, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say when the subject was detained, he was upset and made death threats. Twenty-two-year-old Deymen Flores-Martinez was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. He was charged today with felony harassment – for allegedly threatening Officer Doug Lowrey –  in Lewis County Superior Court. Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh indicated the threat involved bodily harm. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge Flores-Martinez has no criminal history. Judge RIchard Brosey agreed the defendant who has lived the past 10 years with his parents locally could be released from jail pending trial if both his parents co-signed for his bail.

TOY TAKEN IN BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called about 1:30 a.m. today when a resident returned home to Southeast Park Hill Drive and discovered a back sliding door unlocked and belongings such as a stuffed toy and clothing missing. The investigation so far has turned up a 10-year-old neighbor suspect, too young to be arrested, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

INMATE’S HOME BROKEN INTO

• Police arrested a 23-year-old homeless man for residential burglary after discovering him inside his brother’s Toledo home yesterday. Toledo Police Department Officer Randy Pennington had booked the brother into the jail for trespassing and was told he worried someone might break into his residence while he was locked up, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office. Pennington and another officer went to the home and inside they found Taylor K. Rebman, who appeared to have been hiding in a closet, charging documents state. There was a backpack containing the resident’s laptop computers in a closet, which Rebman said he was he was bringing back to hide there, charging documents state. Rebman was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today with residential burglary. His bail was set at $10,000 this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court.

ALCOHOL SPIRITED AWAY

• Centralia police responded to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue just after 3 o’clock this morning to a report someone broke out the window of a business and stole bottles of liquor. Centralia police report an employee chased and confronted the suspects and threats were made to the employee when he asked for the alcohol back, according to the Centralia Police Department. No suspect was found but the investigation continues, according to police.

WATERCRAFT VANISH

• A 44-year-old Centralia resident reported on Saturday evening that someone had stolen his two kayaks and paddles from where he keeps them near the river near the 3800 block of Mayberry Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is stated at $998.96, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Somebody broke out a window of a sport utility vehicle at Schaefer Park off Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia and stole a purse, cash, checkbook, wedding ring and a vacuum cleaner, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened on Friday evening between 5:30 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. and deputies have a person of interest, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called about 6 o’clock this morning to a business on the 500 block  of North Market Boulevard where a glass back door had been broken out.

• An 18-year-old was arrested overnight for allegedly breaking the windows out of a bus stop in Centralia. Officer responding around 1:40 a.m. to the area of B and Sixth Street located Kristopher W. Laseke in the area and arrested him for third-degree malicious mischief,  according to the Centralia Police Department. He was then released pending his court date, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called about 6:30 a.m. today after the discovery of graffiti spray painted onto a building at the 400 block of West Main Street.

DRUGS

• A Thurston County Jail inmate brought to stay at the Lewis County Jail yesterday morning was arrested for a drug violation when a search allegedly turned up turned up medications – antidepressants and narcotics – not prescribed to her, according to the according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Karen B. Overmiller, 44, of Olympia, said she’d gotten them from another inmate in Thurston County, according to the sheriff’s office. One of them was Suboxone, according to prosecutors.

ANIMAL ISSUE

• Centralia police responding yesterday evening to a report of possible neglect of three dogs by a neighbor on the 1300 block of Delaware Street found one of the animals was dead and causing a smell. However, they learned the homeowner was out of town and had arranged for relatives to watch, feed and water the dogs, which they had been doing, according to the Centralia Police Department. A relative arrived while officers were present, according to police. The situation is under investigation, with follow up expected from the city’s animal control officers, Centralia police indicated this morning.

ON THE ROAD

• Chehalis police were called in the middle of the day on Friday after an individual saw a couple exit a Subaru Impreza in the middle of the street near William Avenue and Southwest 13th Street and walk away. The car was impounded, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A motorist suffered minor injuries when her car struck the median and rolled, coming to rest on its top yesterday afternoon on Interstate 5 in Centralia, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters called at 4:45 p.m. to the southbound lanes near the Mellen Street interchange found the 32-year-old driver had gotten out of her vehicle on her own, according to the fire department. She was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, Fire Capt. Terry Ternan indicated.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, underage drinking, protection order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, trespassing, harassment, parking issue, traffic problem, noisy neighbors, misdemeanor theft, child bit by dog, possible runaway child, possible misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation, collision on city street, traffic circle conflict, concern over bad checks, concern about derogatory statements on Facebook, children alone in parked vehicle, dog alone in parked vehicle appearing in distress, business owner asking for panhandler to be removed from parking lot, request to check the well-being of a horse with apparent injury … and more.

Sheriff’s Office: Winlock woman shot in park by ex, survives

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Updated at 11:01 a.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A 20-year-old Winlock resident is in custody for attempted murder after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend in the back near a park in Winlock on Saturday evening.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the victim had been at a mutual friend’s home earlier and when she learned he was headed over, called a friend to pick her up near Winolequa Park.

The victim was scared of him as he had made threats of violence towards her in the recent past, so went into the woods near the park to wait, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said in a news release this morning.

Brown said the 20-year-old woman was struck in the back by a .22 caliber round while she was talking on her cell phone with the friend at about 6:30 p.m. The friend took her to Providence Centralia Hospital where she was treated and she has since been released, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chief Brown stated investigators discovered a 16-year-old Centralia boy accompanied the suspect to the park. He was located around midnight at a residence on Sears Road and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, Brown said.

The suspect, was located yesterday afternoon  behind his residence in the 200 block of Northwest Arden in Winlock. The sheriff’s office says he admitted to shooting the victim because of an ongoing dispute.

Joseph M. Lowery was booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempted first-degree murder.

The un-named teen, from Centralia, reportedly witnessed the incident, and allegedly had handed the gun to Lowery, so he was also arrested for attempted first-degree murder.

They are both tentatively scheduled to go before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon.

 

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Sunday, July 19th, 2015
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FIRE, FIRE, FIRE

• Members of West Thurston Regional Fire Authority joined other local firefighters late yesterday afternoon when a fire broke out in the Capitol Forest near the Cedar Creek Corrections Center. Crews were called around 5 p.m. to what was roughly five acres of heavy timer burning, according to Fire Lt. Rob Smith. It was approximately in the area of the D8000 Line, Smith said. As of 11:30 p.m. it stopped growing, he said. Personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources took over the incident but at least one tender was assisting them today with water, Smith said.

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 8 p.m. yesterday to a grass fire that began creeping up the side of a residence on the 700 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue. They were able to extinguish it before it got inside, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

• Chehalis firefighters were called at about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to Yard Birds Mall  for a small fire apparently caused by a light ballast overheating. It was in the northeast corner of the sprawling structure on the 2100 block of North National Avenue according to Fire Capt. Casey Beck.

• Chehalis firefighters were called just before 3:25 a.m.  today for a residential structure fire on the 800 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue. “It turned out to be a porch on fire,” Fire Capt. Casey Beck said. The flames were quickly extinguished and did not spread, Beck said.

• Nobody was hurt but there was an estimated $3,000 damage from a cooking fire at a house on the 100 block of North Iron Street in Centralia. Riverside Fire Authority reported yesterday that the flames were out upon their arrival to the incident about 8:30 p.m. on Friday. It started on the stove and the burning dish was put in the kitchen sink but the plastic blinds on the window ignited, Capt. Tim Adolphsen wrote. There was some damage to upper cabinets and the window frame as well as some to lower cabinets when towels used to smother the flames fell to the floor, according to Adolphsen.

ROCK TOSS

• A 19-year-old Centralia woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail after an officer saw her throwing large rocks at passing vehicles along the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue at about noon yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shannon L. Wachter was arrested for attempted third-degree malicious mischief, according to police.

THEFT

• Police were called to the 100 block of West Bridge Street in Centralia about 12:15 p.m. yesterday about theft of a hood ornament, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A backpack dropped onto a front porch and left unattended for short time on the 300 block of East Main Street in Centralia disappeared, according to a report made to police about 10:30 p.m. on Friday. It contained clothes, a purse with credit cards and money, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to the 2000 block of Borst Avenue where a female told them while she was swimming someone stole her backpack and cell phone, around 8 p.m. on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone stole fuel from vehicles parked at the 1600 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9 a.m. on Friday.

MORE THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia about 10:30 a.m. on Friday to take a report of the theft of cash from the business.

• An officer was called about 1 p.m. on Friday regarding money stolen from a bank account, associated with the 200 block of West Main Street in Centralia.

TICKET TIME

• Over a less than four hour period beginning late yesterday afternoon, officers in Centralia contacted six drivers – most for minor traffic violations – and learned they were driving with suspended licenses. Each was arrested without incident and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Just after 2 a.m. today, a Centralia officer contacted a driver for a minor traffic violation at Harrison Avenue near Interstate 5, discovered he had a warrant and then located unspecified controlled substances on him, according to the Centralia Police Department. David D. Marrs, age 25, was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

ON THE ROAD

• Officers responded a non-injury motorcycle versus vehicle accident at the 100 block of South Silver Street near the library in Centralia at about 8:50 p.m. on Friday.

• Two men were reportedly uninjured when their pickup truck ran off Interstate 5 about two miles south of Chehalis early this morning, striking a light post and the  guard rail. It happened in the southbound lanes near the Labree Road interchange just before 7 a.m. today, according to the Washington State Patrol. The investigating trooper reports Jose R. Garcia-Roberto, 23, from Lakewood, and Jose D. Jimenez-Garcia, 28, from Kent, ran off into a field in the area . A police dog apprehended them, according to the state patrol. The 2001 Ford F150 pickup was described as totaled. Troopers were investigating the incident for possible driving under the influence, hit and run and obstructing, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for hit and run, collision on city street, collision on Interstate 5 … and more.

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Friday, July 17th, 2015
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As much as an acre of property off Ferrier Road is left charred. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 15.

CAUSE OF FIRE ON WINLOCK PROPERTY UNKNOWN

• Local firefighters spent approximately three hours extinguishing a brush fire that spread through tall grass on property at the 1700 block of Ferrier Road south of Winlock. Crews dispatched at 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday found  homeowners using garden hoses and an area burning of roughly 200 feet by 200 feet, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson said he didn’t know what ignited it, but noted that probably nine out of 10 such fires on this side of the mountains are caused by some kind of human activity. It was the fifth brush fire in District 15 in the past month, Anderson said. One unit stayed on the scene until about 4:30 p.m., he said.

SMOLDERING SMOKES DROP ONTO AWNING

• Firefighters called yesterday afternoon to a report of a fire atop the awning of a downtown Centralia business discovered a smoldering small pile of cigarettes from an ashtray that had fallen from the window of a second-story apartment earlier in the day. Crews responding about 3:20 p.m. to the 300 block of North Tower Avenue made sure it was extinguished, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The metal-covered awning was undamaged, according to Capt. Scott Weinert. RFA took the opportunity to remind smokers of some fire prevention tips, such as, put cigarettes out, all the way, in an ashtray or in a bucket with sand.

PLAYING WITH FIRE

• Chehalis police were called yesterday about kids allegedly starting fires the night before in the area of Northeast Adams Avenue. A warning was given, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• A savings bond was turned over to the Chehalis Police Department yesterday, after it was dropped off at a local bank by someone who said it was found in their rental house. The name on the bond is James Waltz, and if anyone has any information on that person, they are asked to call the police department.

THEFT

• Centralia police this morning reported that an officer was called at 3:42 p.m. yesterday about cash stolen from a deposit bag associated with an address on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road.

• An individual called Chehalis police yesterday from the 300 block of Southwest Fifth Street about a vehicle prowl in which someone broke into a window sometime during the previous two weeks.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, resisting arrest, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, disorderly person, suspicious person, possible theft of cell phones, dispute involving a pellet gun, complaint of dog pooping in someone else’s yard … and more.

 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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MACE IN FACE LANDS GROWN SON IN JAIL

• A 41-year-old Winlock man was arrested overnight after he allegedly pulled a can of mace from his pocket and sprayed his 70-year-old father in the face. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, it was just before midnight when Tobiah N. Graham was reportedly being too noisy and he and his dad got into a dispute. Deputies arriving to the 1300 block of Ferrier Road arrested Graham for fourth-degree assault and booked him into the Lewis County Jail according to the sheriff’s office.

AUTO THEFT

• A blue BMW was reported stolen from the 1100 block of South Gold Street in Centralia yesterday morning,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of Jalyn Street about 11:30 p.m. yesterday about the theft of medication.

VANDALISM

• A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief yesterday after allegedly damaging a window at the 200 block of West Reynolds Street in Centralia. Jason R. Ferris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISIONS

• Police responded to an 8:45 p.m. call yesterday of a hit and run, involving a building at the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue.

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday for a collision involving a vehicle and a bicycle at Harrison and View avenues.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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MISSING STOLEN PROPERTY FOUND ON CENTRALIA TRAIL

• A stolen motorcycle and a stolen ATV were found in tall grass along a trail north of the viaduct and Delaware Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening after the owner of the ATV called 911 to say she saw her ATV near the railroad tracks behind Schaefer Park. Deputies and Centralia police surrounded the area and a detective subsequently saw two people with a similar description of the suspects who had been seen on it, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested for possession of stolen vehicles were Ronald A. Yeager, 24, from Bucoda, and Qierstin Ramsay, 19, from Chehalis, according to the sheriff’s office. They were booked into the Lewis County Jail. Recovered and returned to their owners were a 1988 Yamaha XT350 and the 2005 Honda TRX90 ATV, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY AT CENTRALIA BUSINESS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday that someone forced their way into a business on the 2000 block of Gallagher Road in Centralia and stole five steel-bladed knives with elk horn handles as well as a cash drawer, a camera and a scanner. The loss to Centralia Fur and Hide is estimated at $975, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stay Brown said it happened between 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

MORE THEFT IN CENTRALIA

• Someone stole tools at a garage sale on the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

• Centralia police were called just before 8 o’clock yesterday to the 700 block of South Pearl Street regarding the theft of lawn maintenance chemicals and decorative lights.

• A four-wheeled ATV was reported stolen from a shed on Monday at the 2400 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia.

• A 34-year-old was arrested for first-degree burglary by Centralia police on Monday night in a case associated with the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia. Ryan A. McCarter, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges and he was released from jail yesterday.

FRAUD IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 10 o’clock yesterday morning to the 200 block of West Magnolia Avenue in Centralia regarding identity theft. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue on Monday afternoon about a fraudulent check.

• Centralia police took a report on Monday morning from an individual who said someone else was using their social security number.

JAIL OFFICERS THREATENED

• Wellington M. Waggener, 26, of Centralia, was arrested at the Lewis County Jail yesterday for two counts of harassment as he allegedly told a corrections officer he wanted to see her head explode and that he would kill her  if he saw her outside the jail. The Centralia man was booked into the jail on Friday night in connection with an incident a local motel for which he has been charged with a felony. The inmate allegedly also, early yesterday morning, told a jail sergeant that he wanted to slit his throat and that when he was released, he would do so, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BRUSH CATCHES FIRE

• Firefighters were called twice yesterday to small brush fires that broke out at the 2200 block of Centralia-Alpha Road east of Chehalis at the Thousand Trails Campground. The first was just after 1 p.m. and the second was reported about 3:40 p.m. in a different area of the property, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Firefighter Kyle Eiswald said personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources responded to take over.

• Fire broke out in tall grass along railroad tracks on South King Street in Centralia shortly after a locomotive passed through the area, prompting citizens to try to put it out with buckets on Monday evening. Firefighters called at 5:30 p.m. finished extinguishing the fire that burned a small section of fence as well as an area estimated to be 60 feet long by 30 feet wide, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Responders also put a second fire against the tracks just north of there, the fire department reports.

• Another fire broke out at TransAlta coal mine’s South Field, drawing firefighters from two fire departments and the state Department of Natural Resources. It was about 10 p.m. on Monday when an employee at the mine advised that vegetation was burning an area estimated to be less than three acres, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The crews were assisted by heavy equipment from the mine and the main fire was contained by midnight, according to Riverside. It was about a mile from the wildfire eight days earlier also on property owned by TransAlta, according to Fire Chief Mike Kytta.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, probation violation, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, assault, barking neighbor dog, suspicious circumstances, a male falling asleep in the hallway of a hotel … and more.

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Monday, July 13th, 2015
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DOMESTIC INCIDENT

• A 54-year-old man was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly threatening to kill his wife and their dog. A deputy dispatched at 7:50 p.m. to the 100 block of Slalom Way in Packwood contacted the 53-year-old woman by phone, who said to hurry because her husband had kicked the dog and was going to kill her, and then the line went dead, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, at 8:38 p.m., the woman was uninjured and Mark A. Murdock was detained, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Murdock resisted, and once placed in the patrol vehicle, kicked the deputy in the chest, thighs and knees. Murdock was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment as well as third-degree assault, Brown said.

SPIT IN FACE

• A 26-year-old inmate at the Lewis County Jail allegedly spit on a corrections officer’s face as he was being served dinner last night. The officer was delivering the meal through a pass-through door to the cell at the time, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The inmate, Wellington M. Waggener of Centralia, had been booked into the facility on Friday night for rape. He was arrested for third-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

PROWLER AT AUTO REPAIR SHOP ARRESTED

• Police were called about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday to an alarm at a business on the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue in Chehalis where a 55-year-old man had allegedly used a ladder to get over a fence. A window was found broken out of a travel trailer in the compound belonging to the Chehalis Collision Center, and Sean K. Callahan was arrested for first-degree burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department. When Callahan was brought before a judge today, prosecutors said the victim is Callahan’s former employer. Deputy Prosecutor Kevin Nelson told the judge police were this afternoon conducting a search of the former Onalaska resident’s home off state Route 6 and the state had reason to suspect Callahan may be involved in other burglaries. He was charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree malicious mischief, as well as three other offenses not related to this weekend’s incident. Callahan was charged with theft of a firearm associated with an AR-15, with possessing a stolen firearm, and also with third-degree possession of stolen property. Charging documents offer no details regarding the allegations on the last three counts, but police say the AR15 was one of three guns stolen in a burglary at the business in early spring. His bail was set at $50,000.

CASH PILFERED AT BUSINESS

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. on Saturday to the 1000 block of South Gold Street where they were told a male reached into the employee-only area behind the counter of a business and stole money. A worker was able to identify the suspect, who is being sought, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN AT BUSINESS

• Chehalis police responding to a 1:45 a.m. alarm yesterday at the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue found a window broken out. The officer couldn’t tell if entry had been made or anything had been stolen from PCLI, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MONEY MISSING FROM STORE

• Chehalis police were called by a retailer at Twin City Town Center on Friday regarding money that seemed to missing over a period of time. Once they complete their internal investigation, they will be recontacting police, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone stole more than $900 worth of various tools from the 700 block of Antrim Road sometime between 5 p.m. on Friday and just before 11 a.m. yesterday. Among the missing property is a Craftsman chainsaw with 16-inch bar, a reciprocating saw, a staple gun and a socket set, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called on Saturday to the 500 block of Southwest Fifth Street in Chehalis to take a report of a debit card and cash stolen from an individual’s residence.

MONEY STOLEN FROM MOTEL GUEST

• Centralia police were called to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue about 11:45 a.m. on Saturday regarding the theft of cash from a motel room. A possible person of interest has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PURSE SNATCHED

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday evening regarding a purse left in the women’s restroom at K-Mart that disappeared.

NO FREE RIDE

• Centralia police arrested a 62-year-old transient yesterday at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue for allegedly riding an Amtrak train without paying his fare. Vessalin Angelov Panajotov was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Police took a report yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of railroad electronic equipment from a crossing gate at the 700 block of Alder Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police took a report about 6 a.m. today of the theft of a bicycle valued at more than $1,000 from the 700 block of Centralia College Boulevard.

• Someone tried to steal gasoline from several vehicles at the 200 block of East Summa Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called at 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia where someone broke into a parked vehicle and stole a laptop computer.

• An individual called police from Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis on Friday to report that golf clubs were stolen from his vehicle. It’s not clear where the vehicle was when they were stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND DRUGS

• Chehalis police were called about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Southwest Seventh Street where a 9-year-old child found somebody’s baggie of heroin, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was turned over to an officer for destruction, police said.

MYSTERY DISPUTE

• Deputies called just before 8 p.m. on Saturday to the 100 block of Wandering Lane outside Winlock by a 19-year-old woman who said a 41-year-old man tried to take her phone before running away heard a different story once a police dog tracked down the suspect. Chato R. Ayers, a homeless person, said he met the teenager to buy drugs, but decided the heroin she gave him wasn’t worth $80, so he took his money and the heroin and ran, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Ayers was located in the brush near Hawkins Road and Hawkins Road South, but no drugs were found, according to the sheriff’s office. He was arrested and booked for an outstanding drug warrant, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

WRECK WITH UNDERAGE DRIVER

• A 15-year-old unlicensed driver in a BMW struck a parked vehicle at the 200 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis around 4:30 a.m. yesterday. The case is being referred for charges of reckless driving as well as an instruction permit violation, as he was alone in the car, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 31-year-old registered owner of the vehicle who loaned the child the BMW is also in trouble for allowing an unauthorized person to drive, according to police.

WRECK WITH IMPAIRED DRIVER

• A Dodge Intrepid was totaled and its suspected driver arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning along Knowles Road in Winlock. Deputies responding about 1:50 a.m. concluded Harry W.E. Lorent had left the scene but returned and had been driving with a suspended license, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He sustained what the sheriff’s office described as minor cuts to his hand and head. Lorent was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

WRECK WITH TRAIN

• A driver who stopped for traffic in front of her while she was on the train tracks at the 200 block of East Locust Street in Centralia was able to back up when she heard and saw a train coming, but not quite fast enough, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened just before 7 p.m. on Saturday. The train struck part of her car, but she was not injured, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, disorderly person, misdemeanor assault, barking neighbor dog, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation, collision on city street, intoxicated patron refusing to leave, intoxicated patron wanting to drive self home, man smelling of alcohol asking people for money, a falling down drunk at an intersection … and more.

 

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Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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POLICE: WOMAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AT CENTRALIA MOTEL

• Police called to a Centralia motel last night to a report of a rape ended up arresting a 26-year-old Centralia man. A 28-year-old local woman told officers she was sleeping and had left the door to her room at the Travelodge unlocked and ajar for her boyfriend’s return, and that a black man entered the room and forced sex on her, according to the Centralia Police Department. According to police, the suspect followed her to the lobby, where she went to make the call to 911. Officers arriving to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue arrested Wellington M. Waggener for second-degree rape and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

SIDEWALK, ROAD RAGE TURNS VIOLENT

• Centralia police were called just before 10 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of South Gold Street where a pedestrian said after he hollered at a vehicle to slow down, the vehicle returned and a confrontation ensued between him and the two occupants of the car. Punches were thrown and the 24-year-old Centralia man had a tooth partially knocked out, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspect vehicle was gone by the time officers arrived. It was described as smaller silver compact type vehicle, according to police.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at the 1400 block of Crescent Avenue. Money and jewelry were missing,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to a parking lot on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue where someone stolen numerous items from a vehicle and deflated two of its tires. Police have a possible suspect,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE PUT OUT PORCH FIRE

• Police and firefighters responded just after 6 o’clock yesterday evening to a report of a porch on fire at a home on the 800 block of Wayne Drive in Centralia. Police responding to the 6:03 p.m. call used portable fire extinguishers to knock down the flames and contain the small fire to the porch, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters responding to the 6:10 p.m. call finished putting it out and made sure it didn’t extend to the residence, according to the fire department. Riverside reports the cause is under investigation. Police say it may have been accidentally started by a cigarette.

BOTH DRIVERS, ONE CHILD INJURED ON STATE ROUTE 6 WRECK

• Two vehicles were totaled and three people hurt when a 19-year-old driver rear-ended a sport utility vehicle which was stopped to make a left turn off state Route 6 this morning west of Chehalis. Troopers called about 9:35 a.m. to the scene near Stearns Road found Kaela R. Daugherty, 19, of Chehalis and her 10-year-old passenger Abi Christian were injured, as was the driver of the Ford Explorer, Katie M. Mulligan, 31, from Mossyrock, according to the Washington State Patrol. Reportedly uninjured were passengers ages 1, 4 and 12 in the Explorer, according to the state patrol. Everyone had been wearing their seat belts. The injured were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol. Daugherty was cited for second-degree negligent driving. The 2003 Saturn Vue and the 2002 Ford Explorer were both towed and impounded.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, trespassing, shoplifting, ignition interlock violation, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for protection order violation … and more.

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Friday, July 10th, 2015
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MOM, CHILD, ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY IN WRECK

• A 41-year-old Chehalis area mother was arrested last night after the pickup truck in which her 6-year-old son was a passenger rolled and landed in a field some 100 feet off the roadway west of Chehalis. Carrie A. Knighten suffered minor cuts and bruises but refused care, according to responders. The child was transported by AMR to Providence Centralia Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters called about 8:10 p.m. to the 1200 block of Bunker Creek Road found the vehicle in its side with both occupants still inside it, Fire Capt. Erik Olson reports. Both had been wearing seat belts. The driver told a deputy her wheels left the roadway and she must have over corrected, causing the vehicle to start sliding and then flip over, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Knighten was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicular assault and the case is also being referred for a DUI, according to the sheriff’s office.

THREE ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY IN WRECK

• Chehalis police were called about 9:50 a.m. yesterday for a wreck on the 300 block of Southwest Riverside Drive that left a sport utility vehicle on its side and its three occupants walking away. One passenger was hiding in the brush in the water, but came out, perhaps because of the cold, police said. None were seriously injured and the driver was cited for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. Based on the skid marks, she had been traveling quite fast, Kaut said. The vehicle was described as totaled.

MAN ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY IN WRECK

• A 46-year-old Onalaska man was arrested last night after he allegedly sped past a deputy on Middle Fork Road, sped up when the deputy tried to pull him over and then lost control of his truck and crashed off the roadway. It began just before 8 p.m. near Birchfield Parkway and ended near Krueger Road,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Darren S. Carmen was immediately detained and booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding, according to the sheriff’s office. The case will be referred for possible charges of third-degree driving with a suspended license and driving without a required interlock device, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was totaled, Brown said.

CARGO TRAILER MISSING

• Chehalis police were called just before 11 o’clock yesterday morning to Northeast Division Street where a cargo trailer had been stolen from behind the residence during the night. The 2004 trailer contained kitchen appliances and was taken sometime after 8 p.m. the night before, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAMPING FUN STOLEN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office took a report of more than $10,000 worth of property stolen from out of a storage container on the 100 block of Hadaller Road near Mossyrock on Tuesday, that occurred sometime during the previous five days. Taken in the break-in were a 12-foot aluminum boat, a Quad, a Honda three-horsepower boat motor, camping equipment and tools, according to the sheriff’s office.

DOG GONE

• Centralia police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday to a report a puppy chained up in its front yard had been stolen. An officer arriving to the 600 block of K Street learned the owner of the Dachshund-Chihuahua mix had seen it about 20 minutes earlier, but went back outside and discovered it gone, according to the Centralia Police Department. It was wearing a green harness but had no tag and is more likely just missing, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old man was arrested for a drug violation when police discovered suspected controlled substances during a search when he was contacted about a warrant last night in Centralia. An officer saw Jeff D. Prindle about 8:50 p.m. at the 700 block of South Tower Avenue and knew he was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prindle was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

FIRE IN A FIELD

• Eight firefighters responded last night when a fire broke out in a recently cut hay field on Middle Fork Road in Onalaska, near St. Lawrence Drive. “We put it out in about five minutes, it didn’t damage anything,” Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Andrew Martin said. They were called at 8:50 p.m. by an individual who said they’d heard a loud pop, Martin said. It was kept to an area of about 60 feet by 30 feet, he said. They weren’t able to confirm what ignited the fire, but did find what looked to be the ball from a Roman candle firework in the scorched area, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief, minor in possession of alcohol, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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Updated at 2:42 p.m.

LAW LOOKING FOR BALDING MAN WITH SCRAGGLY BEARD

• A 22-year-old asleep in his bedroom yesterday morning north of Mossyrock, confronted a stranger in the next room after being awakened by rustling sounds, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The young man asked the 40-ish-looking intruder with thinning hair and scraggly beard who he was, and the stranger mumbled something and then shut the door, the sheriff’s office reports. The 22-year-old had observed the man going through things and saw some of the family’s knives laid out on the floor, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies and an officer with his K-9 partner responded about 11:40 a.m. to the 100 block of Lambert Road, but no arrest was made, Brown said. The intruder had jumped out the window, damaging its screen, and run down the driveway, where fresh tire tracks were found in the grass, Brown said. The subject was wearing a light blue T-Shirt and blue jeans, and anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office, or Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

ANGRY BROTHER

• A 17-year-old boy who allegedly threw a skateboard at his older sister’s head while she was seated in a car at the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia on Tuesday was subsequently arrested for second-degree assault and malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department. The skateboard missed the 18-year-old, who pulled forward, but damaged the vehicle, police said. He was upset because he wanted a ride somewhere, police said. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

ASSAULT ARREST

• Shannon L. Wachter, 19, of Centralia, was arrested for third-degree assault yesterday for an incident associated with the 900 block of South Schueber Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. Wachter was booked into the Lewis County Jail, but prosecutors have declined to file the charge.

WOMAN WANTS IN

• A 33-year-old homeless person who asked police for help getting into a house on the 1000 block of North Pearl Street on Tuesday morning and then attempted to force her way inside was arrested for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sarah Culp, 33, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police, but she was released with no charge filed by prosecutors.

PARENT REPORTS PORN ISSUE

• Chehalis police were asked by an adult to look into an issue involving teens exchanging naughty pictures, on Tuesday. The case is under investigation, according to police.

BREAK-INS AND OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8:20 a.m. yesterday about power equipment stolen from a garage on the 400 block of Harrison Avenue.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to West Fifth Street near Cascade Avenue regarding a burglary to a shed.

• Fishing equipment was stolen from a shed at the 600 block of J Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Tuesday. The shed had been unlocked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police yesterday were looking into a case involving stolen documents. Further details were not readily available.

WALLET TAKEN

• Centralia police took a report around 3:50 a.m. today of a wallet stolen and then later found, without its contents. The case is associated with the 1200 block of Mellen Street,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

PILLS WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE

• A person who was said to be acting disruptive at Home Depot in Chehalis was subsequently arrested for a warrant around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Lloyd L. Wright, 49, from Centralia, was also found with pills not in a prescription container, so was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, police said.

UNDERAGE AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• Chehalis police were called about 10:25 p.m. yesterday about a group of young people walking along Southwest McFadden Avenue at Eighth Street, trying to carry a young man who was passed out. The 15-year-old had a cut on his head, was very, very drunk and was taken to the hospital emergency room, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A case for him and another 15-year-old boy are being referred for charges of minor in possession of alcohol, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• A laptop computer and a portfolio were among the items stolen in a vehicle prowl at the 1000 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police at about 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

• Centralia police were called about a vehicle prowl on the 1400 block of Lewis Street at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

VANDALISM

• Someone blew up a mailbox on the 1400 block of Southwest Johnson Avenue in Chehalis, with something that sent part of the box more than 50 feet, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The incident was reported on Tuesday morning.

AND, FROM MORTON

• Officers responded to an after dark report of a person in the area of Second Street in Morton with rifles. It was determined that they were waiting for a ride after camping, the Morton Police Department states regarding the June 30 incident.

• An officer responded to a report of an individual yelling at passing motorists at the 100 block of Main Avenue last Wednesday afternoon. The subject was contacted and advised to go home, according to the Morton Police Department.

• Lewis County Fire District 4 personnel reported juveniles throwing fire crackers at an ambulance as it was traveling down Main Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July.  Officers were unable to locate the subjects, according to the Morton Police Department.

• An individual reported an unknown fire seen through the trees at 11:18 p.m. on Saturday. It was determined by the caller that it was just the moon, according to the Morton Police Department.

• A Morton officer responded to a physical altercation at the 100 block of Hope Street in Mossyrock at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.  The case is under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, disorderly person, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, fireworks complaint, suspicious circumstances, a woman getting bumped by a van in a parking lot, barking neighbor dogs, dog attacking woman and her dog … and more.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Flames rise from a barn outside Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Jason Krause

Updated at 7:15 p.m.

LINCOLN CREEK ROAD BARN BURNS

• Members of four fire departments responded last night to an approximately 8:30 p.m. call about a barn fire west of Centralia. The initial reports indicated it was burning through the roof of a building containing hay and some machinery, but no animals, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A volunteer firefighter arrived within a few minutes of dispatch and radioed an update that the building was engulfed in flames and the nearby pasture land and trees were threatened, Fire Chief Mike Kytta indicated in a news release. The area – on the 1200 block of Lincoln Creek Road – is not served by fire hydrants so water tender trucks were brought in from RFA and neighboring West Thurston Fire Authority, Lewis County Fire District 6 and Grays Harbor Fire District 1, according to Kytta. The Department of Natural Resources was notified of the threat to lands under their protection and a supervisor responded. Nobody was hurt, but the building and its contents which are uninsured are a total loss, he stated.

HARASSMENT

• Centralia police responded to the RV park at the 1200 block of Alder Street around noon yesterday for a harassment complaint in which an older man had been harassed and threatened by another occupant of the park. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday to the 11000 block of Schueber Road in Centralia in which numerous pills were missing from the victim’s prescription bottle. The issue is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• An employee at the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia reported to police late yesterday afternoon that antifreeze was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 2 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard. A ring was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, drugs, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for suspected drug use in a park … and more.