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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
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BURGLARY PACKWOOD

• Someone ransacked a house at the 200 block of Riverdance Lane in Packwood and stole a television and possibly other property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim is making a list, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. The break-in occurred sometime in the five weeks prior to Sunday, according to Brown.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday evening about a possible vehicle prowl from over the weekend at the 2100 block of North National Avenue. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police took a report last night of fishing items stolen from the bed of a truck parked in a driveway on Southwest Newaukum Avenue.

WEED IN JAIL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a corrections officer found marijuana hidden in the mattress of an inmate at the Lewis County Jail. The incident was investigated on Saturday and David C. Ash Jr., 31, was re-booked into jail for possession of a controlled substance by a prisoner, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

PARKING RAGE

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart following an argument over a parking spot between two drivers in which one of them allegedly grabbed the other by the neck and tried to pull her out of her vehicle. It happened about noon on Saturday and the suspect, a 53-year-old Olympia man, will be getting a citation for fourth-degree assault in the mail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND FROM MORTON

• Two hoses and a garden gnome went missing from the 300 block of Third Street in Morton. The police department indicated yesterday they have no suspects in the theft, which was reported on Wednesday night.

• Morton police reported yesterday a warning was given to a pair of individuals whose loud arguing was a nuisance to their neighbors on the 300 block of East State Street in Mossyrock. An officer that responded to the home at about  7:45 p.m. on Friday learned they were fighting over spilled beans, according to the Morton Police Department.

ON THE ROAD

• A 50-year-old man who walked away from a rollover accident that totaled his truck on a forest service road near Randle yesterday was arrested for driving under the influence. A deputy contacted Steven B. Westby from Vancouver following the approximately 7:45 a.m. wreck at milepost 11.5 of Forest Service Road 25, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Westby complained only of leg pain and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 44-year-old Randle man suffered a possible concussion when he swerved to miss a deer and drove his 1980 Chevrolet Corvette over an embankment at milepost 3.7 on Forest Service Road 23 near Randle on Sunday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy who contacted the driver at Morton General Hospital early yesterday morning issued the man a citation for driving without insurance, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 32-year-old man who caught the attention of a deputy yesterday evening when his car spun out in some gravel in a parking lot near a soccer field in Centralia reportedly said it happened because his 7-year-old daughter hit his foot while she was sitting on his lap driving around the park. Robert C. King, of Centralia, was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon based on the brass knuckle the deputy observed in the vehicle,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A trooper also responding to the area near the 100 block of Pioneer Way arrested King for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. King was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, collision on county road, suspicious circumstances, loud neighbor music, a bit of road rage … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, August 31st, 2015
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NAPAVINE AREA HOUSE FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 1:30 p.m. today to a home on Newaukum Valley Road north of Napavine where fire broke out in a kitchen and spread a bit into the attic. “The homeowner, when we arrived, was attacking it with a garden hose and got most of it put out,” Lewis County Fire District 6 Firefighter Mike Goodwillie said. Crews from District 6 and District 5 made sure the flames had not spread anywhere else in the two-story house, Goodwillie said. There was smoke damage throughout and significant damage to the kitchen, he said.

MALICIOUS MISCHIEF KNOCKS OUT POWER, CAUSES FIRE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office believes someone cut a tree down over the weekend intentionally to cause it take down power lines at milepost 7 on Bunker Creek Road, and did the same thing along the 400 block of Manners Road. Deputies and others responded about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday to the area west of Centralia, where the electricity was knocked out to most of the residents along Bunker Creek Road, according to the sheriff’s office. At Manners Road, the incident caused a fire, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. She’s asking anyone with information to call Lewis County Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-748-6422.

UNRULY WOMAN BOOKED

• A 51-year-old woman being held down by another woman because she was reportedly drunk and out of control allegedly kicked in the chest a police officer who arrived to help. It happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at a residence on the 800 block of South Pearl Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Deana Wynerger was arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ANGRY BOYFRIEND BOOKED

• A 33-year-old man who allegedly threatened to shoot his girlfriend in the face was arrested for felony harassment yesterday at the Cascade Peaks Campground in Randle. Deputies called about 10:30 a.m. were told he suspected she had cheated on him with someone else in the campground and wanted her to tell him who it was, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was scared because he put a gun in his waistband, according to the sheriff’s office. Christopher B. Dolph, from Ridgefield, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. However, he was released from jail this morning as no charges were filed pending further investigation.

• Chehalis police were called about 5:45 a.m. on Saturday to a report a 21-year-old had slapped and punched his girlfriend in Chehalis. An officer subsequently located the suspect, Soyel L. Reyes, at his residence on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard and arrested him for felony harassment, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A charge of fourth-degree assault is being referred to prosecutors as well, according to police. Reyes was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BURGLARY TO GARAGE

• Mechanic’s tools and a Husqvarna 450 E-series chainsaw were stolen from a garage at the 800 block of Spencer Road north of Toledo, according to a report made the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning. The loss is estimated at $1,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just after 8 o’clock yesterday morning to the 200 block of Shirlee Avenue where an individual said someone stole their wallet from their vehicle during the night.

DRUGS

• A 33-year-old Ethel resident was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after a “loaded syringe” was found under the passenger’s seat of a vehicle he was in on Friday evening. A deputy had responded to a market at the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel because Jeremy R. Duryea was not supposed to be on the property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said a deputy got permission to search the vehicle. The driver, a 56-year-old Mossyrock man was not arrested, although there was a loaded syringe beneath the driver’s seat as well, according to Brown. Duryea was booked into the Lewis County Jail, however, he was released from jail today as prosecutors declined to file a criminal charge. The case for the driver’s suspected drug violation is being forwarded to prosecutors for evaluation, according to Brown.

VANDALISM

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone damaged a road grader, a gate and a road to the tune of about $15,000. Its owner reported he’d dropped the John Deere piece of equipment off on one day and when he returned, he found it in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office. The CB radio was missing, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said it happened at the 500 block of Wildwood Road in south Lewis County and at mile marker two of the 600 Road in Curtis.

• Police took a report yesterday of windows getting broken at a vacant building on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia.

• Chehalis police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning to a church on the 1800 block of Snively Avenue where someone had punched and broken a small window on the door.

• Centralia police took reports on Friday of tires slashed on several vehicles along Windsor Avenue as well as one on Delaware Avenue and another on Crescent Avenue. One vehicle’s paint was damaged by an unknown sharp object, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THE WAL-MART BEAT

• An individual called police about 9:45 p.m. on Friday saying 15 to 20 kids in the parking lot at Wal-Mart – one with a red laser light – surrounded their car. A responding officer was unable to locate the kids, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer was called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart just after 8 p.m. yesterday because an individual heard what sounded like someone screaming or crying from inside a crate in a vehicle. It was a goat, police said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, trespassing, hit and run, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, reckless driving; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, shoplifting, suicidal person, runaway juvenile, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, collision on Interstate 5, suspicious circumstances, two guys shoving a drunk man down, someone at drug treatment center caught with drugs, two clients at a drug treatment center leaving through a window, a driver that nearly hit another motorist, homeless people living on someone else’s property, someone who won’t quit speeding through a neighborhood, open containers of beer spotted inside a parked and unoccupied vehicle, mouthy kids on skateboards in the middle of the road, someone in public who seems to be tripping out on drugs … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree assault after deputies responded yesterday morning to Little Hanaford Road and contacted his bruised girlfriend who said he’d punched and choked her during a dispute that had been going on for three days. Jordan M. Twidwell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

EAGLES RIPPED OFF

• Police were contacted about 6 p.m. yesterday about a burglary at the Eagles club on the 2300 block of North Pearl Street in which liquor and some other property was stolen from the building, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A 26-year-old homeless woman was arrested yesterday morning for possession of a stolen vehicle. The Centralia Police Department indicates the morning incident associated with the 700 block of West Plum Street involved a vehicle stolen from somewhere out in the county earlier in the day. Alisha A. Holmes was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. The sheriff’s office indicates the truck – with its keys left in it – was taken from a residence on Graf Road outside Centralia.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon about suspected theft of narcotics from a residence on Southwest Fair Avenue. Further details were not readily available.

FELONY CANDY THEFT

• Centralia police responding around midnight to the Shell station on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue about a shoplifting incident identified the suspect from security video as a 22-year-old Chehalis woman. Chandra M. Munsey allegedly stole candy, according to the Centralia Police Department. Munsey wasn’t there when officers arrived, according to police. Sgt. Jim Shannon said that because this is the third shoplifting incident in which she has been implicated in less than 180 days, they are referring the case to prosecutors for a charge of organized retail theft.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 10:20 a.m. yesterday to Thorbeckes at Fort Borst Park where someone had stolen a laptop computer from a vehicle.

WILDFIRE

• Managers of the Alder Lake Fire report this morning it has grown about 25 acres since yesterday. The fire’s behavior continues as it has for the past few days, creeping and rolling with occasional torching in the steep rugged terrain. The 253-acre forest fire continues to progress to the southeast, where it threatens residences along Pleasant Valley Road, outside of Mineral. The fire is 10 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire just south of the lake was first reported on Aug. 11.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, disorderly person, runaway juvenile, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, possibly fraudulent check, dog alone in presumably too hot vehicle … and more.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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GAS EXPLOSION AVERTED AT APARTMENT BUILDING

• A faint odor in a four story Chehalis apartment building yesterday afternoon drew the fire department and a technician who eventually discovered a third-floor apartment filling up with natural gas. Firefighters called just after 4:30 p.m. to the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue were told a tenant smelled it in a hallway and the crew detected a slight odor on the first floor, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. An employee of Puget Sound Energy responded with her meter, which led them to a unit where nobody was home, Fire Capt. Kevin Curfman said. They got the manager to let them in and discovered a stove burner turned on but not lit, Curfman said. It was not yet at an explosive level, but it was building up, he said. They shut off the range and aired out the apartment, he said. “It’s a good opportunity to remind people to be very careful with gas appliances,” Curfman said.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday about a possible burglary to a fifth-wheel trailer on Southwest 13th Street.

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday about a backpack stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. It was blue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl possibly on Southeast Adams Avenue but were not able to reach the reporting party with the phone number they were given.

VANDALISM

• Someone threw a rock through the back window of a car at the 300 block of N Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, making a false statement, allowing unauthorized person to drive, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, concern an individual stumbling around might fall into traffic  … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Updated at 1:21 p.m.

PROWLER: CATCH AND RELEASE

• Chehalis police were called about 6:15 a.m. today when a resident found someone rummaging through his vehicle, confronted the would-be thief and held him, until the subject displayed a knife. The truck was parked in an alley way behind the residence at the 300 block of South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 40-year-old Chehalis man let go of the suspect who ran off, according to police. Nobody was hurt and the resident indicated it didn’t seem like the weapon was going to be used for an assault, but only to help the subject escape, police said. Officers are looking for a person of interest, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said this morning.

GRANDMA PUTS OUT FIRE NEAR TOLEDO RESIDENCE

• A 34-year-old Toledo man who allegedly lit a pile of his own belongings on fire and made threats to relatives was arrested yesterday morning. It happened around 8:50 a.m. at the 200 block of Blake Road south of Toledo and by the time deputies arrived at almost 9:30, Christopher B. Holten was gone, but his grandmother had run the well dry extinguishing the fire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The pile was within 20 feet of the residence, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Holten was apparently upset after an argument with his grandmother and said he didn’t need his belongings. Brown said when his aunt arrived, he made comments such as he would “end everyone” and that he would burn the house down. Holten was located walking along state Route 505 near Hopps Road at about 11:45 a.m. and taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment. A case for second-degree reckless burning is being given to prosecutors for evaluation of charges, according to Brown.

POSSIBLE FORGERY

• A 37-year-old part time Chehalis resident called police yesterday and said he discovered someone had taken $3,000 out of his bank account last year. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MISSING EQUIPMENT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of a generator stolen from Main Street and Washington Avenue.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 100 block of South Silver Street. Medication and money were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for possession of heroin late yesterday afternoon following contact with police at the 100 block of High Street in Centralia. Rosa M. Sanchez-Anderson, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION

• Police responded about 8 p.m. yesterday to an incident near the southbound Interstate 5 offramp at Harrison Avenue in which a bicyclist ran into the side of a vehicle. Police say The bicyclist was going the wrong way. The rider sustained minor injuries.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, loud neighbor music, complaint about feeling bothered because the same individual asks for money whenever caller goes into the bank on North Market Boulevard in Chehalis … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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SUMMERTIME CORN MAZE

• Jason S. Harding, 40, of Chehalis, was arrested last night after deputies, police and a K-9 searched a cornfield off state Route 6 for the man wanted for assaulting his step-father. He allegedly pointed a handgun at the 66-year-old man during an argument at the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road on Sunday. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning deputies learned he also kicked and punched the victim in the legs and head numerous times. Harding was found yesterday evening in the area as a passenger in a vehicle but fled on foot and eventually was “engaged” by police dog Lobo, Brown said, but then he jumped into a slough and tried to swim away. He was finally taken into custody at 8:25 p.m., Brown said. A 9 mm handgun missing from the home was located on the floorboard of the vehicle he had been in, according to  the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm and for a 1995 warrant out of Clark County, according to Brown. The case for the assault, or assaults, has been referred to prosecutors for evaluation of charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called yesterday just before 1 p.m. regarding a burglary to a shed on Southwest Cascade Avenue. The hasp was pried open and an air compressor was missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim found four tires slashed on their vehicle also, according to police.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by a woman who said she’d ordered something by phone using her debit card and when she got her bank statement saw a charge for $190 for something she did not purchase.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by individual who reported their vehicle getting prowled on Friday while parked at the the Twin City Town Center on Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Among the items missing were a backpack and glasses, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DISORDERLY HOUSE

• Chehalis police wrote a citation yesterday to a property owner on the 200 block of Southwest 14th Street for having a disorderly house. The municipal code violation is regarding the same home in which an investigation continues in connection with a resident recently lighting things in his room, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A deputy yesterday investigated a report of a Lewis County Jail inmate being in possession drugs, and re-booked Shinell N.D. Englund for possession of a controlled substance by a prisoner, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Englund was arrested and booked into the jail on Friday by Centralia police in connection with a theft case. The deputy learned Englund had had an orange rubber container with a tar-like substance as well as a clear toothpaste container with brown liquid, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The material field-tested positive for heroin, according to Brown. The sheriff’s office didn’t say how or if she smuggled heroin into the facility.

VANDALISM

• Police took a report just before 7 p.m. yesterday of a building on the 400 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia that got “tagged”.

• Construction equipment was painted with graffiti at Yew and Main streets in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• Centralia police were contacted about 8:25 a.m. yesterday about a building getting tagged at the 900 block of Centralia College Boulevard.

ON THE ROAD

• A 27-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested last night after she allegedly backed into a laundry building as she was leaving a tri-plex on the 100 block of Reese Lane outside of Chehalis and didn’t stick around. A deputy called about 9:40 p.m. followed what the sheriff’s office called dusty tracks from the dirt road to a driveway at the 400 block of Highway 603. A deputy and a trooper contacted Kelsey D. Victorson and she was arrested for driving under the influence as well as hit and run, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, counterfeit $20 bill, collision on city street, protection order violation, dogs alone in parked vehicle appearing in distress … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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POINTING GUN AT FAMILY MEMBER

• Deputies are looking for a 40-year-old Chehalis man after he allegedly pulled a gun on his stepfather during an argument yesterday west of Chehalis. Deputies responding about 6:15 p.m. to the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road were told Jason Harding pointed the handgun at the victim but then got in a vehicle and left, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case against Harding is being sent to prosecutors with a recommendation of a charge of first-degree assault, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown.

DOMESTIC SSAULT

• A 28-year-old Winlock man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly choked his girlfriend until she nearly passed out when she told him she wanted him out of her house. Police called about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Cherry Street in Winlock learned it happened after the two had been fighting most of the evening and when she told him to leave and said she was calling police, according to charging documents. He allegedly threatened to kill her and put his hands over her nose and mouth to quiet her when she screamed for help, the documents state. Officers from Toledo and Napavine responded and contacted the suspect near the 800 block of Byham Road and arrested him according to authorities.  Richard C. Bruce Jr. was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today with for second-degree assault and felony harassment. Bail was set at $25,000.

THREATENING TO KILL

• A 48-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Friday afternoon for felony harassment after police were told he was cussing and yelling at people walking by, and others who were looking in his direction, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer responding to the approximately 4:45 p.m. call to Chehalis Avenue and Prindle Street learned he frightened one woman so much when he said he would kill her, she ran into her house and locked the door, according to police. Timothy R. Foltz was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ZOOM, ZOOM

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man was arrested following a police pursuit involving a motorcycle about 8:45 p.m. on Friday along the 500 block of Southwest Newaukum Avenue in Chehalis. Robert P. Hogan was booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempting to elude, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke said the allegations of the class C felony seemed to be out of character for the individual with no criminal history when he was charged with the same offense in Lewis County Superior Court today. Judge Richard Brosey said 100 mph in the area was “a bit much” and set his bail with a $10,000 signature bond.

MASS CASH MISSING FROM COLLEGE LOCKER

• A 28-year-old woman was arrested on Friday in connection with a break-in to a locker at the gym at Centralia College in which a purse containing $5,000 cash as well as a laptop computer were missing. The victim reported on July 14 someone had cut the lock on her locker and taken her belongings; she said she’d just cashed some checks and had the money in a bank envelope, according to charging documents. A detective was led to the suspect through images from surveillance video which were placed on wanted posters around the college, the documents state. Shinell N.D. Englund told the detective she was showering at the college because her water was shut off, that she found the items on the floor of the locker room and took them hoping to find their owner, charging documents state. Englund estimated there was $1,800, some of which she gave to her roommate and the rest she spent on herself, the documents allege. She was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with first-degree theft and her bail set with a $10,000 signature bond.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• Sometime between Thursday and Sunday someone stole cash, jewelry, pictures and other items from a home on the 400 block of Smokey Valley Road outside Toledo, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. on Saturday about a burglary at the 1400 block of South Gold Street. Police say jars and other unknown items were taken from a building. The investigation continues, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report on Friday morning regarding $100 stolen from a house at the 200 block of North Ash Street.

BURGLARY MORTON

• Morton police reported this morning they are investigating  the theft of a laptop computer and a cell phone from the  200 block of Seventh Street to a reported stolen laptop and cell phone which was reported on Friday afternoon. The loss is estimated at $700, according to the Morton Police Department.

THEFT VADER

• Someone stole numerous items from the front porch and yard of a Vader home including an ice chest, a camp stove, tools and folding chairs, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The theft from the 600 block of B Street occurred sometime after 10 p.m. last Wednesday and 8 o’clock the following morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT MORTON

• Morton police responded to a 6 p.m. call yesterday regarding an apparent attempted theft theft from a coin machine at the 100 block of Mossyrock Avenue in Mossyrock.

BORROWED CAR

• A 35-year-old Centralia man was arrested for allegedly taking his girlfriend’s vehicle without permission on Saturday and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors declined to file  criminal charge against Jose L. Hernandez-Martinez and he was released from jail today.

INVESTIGATION IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 6:45 p.m. yesterday to Southwest 14th Street about an individual allegedly lighting stuff in his room. The incident is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FURNITURE DROP LEADS TO JAIL

• A 53-year-old woman was locked up in jail yesterday for allegedly leaving couch cushions by the river at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Police responded to a call  just before 8 a.m. from a citizen who reported a suspicious female dumping couch cushions near the 500 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kristina L. Craighead, from Centralia, was subsequently arrested for illegal dumping and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to the 800 block of Southwest William Avenue about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday about numerous items stolen from an unlocked vehicle in a carport. Among the missing property was a motorcycle helmet and a can of chew, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police took a report on Saturday night from the 200 block of Southwest 13th Street about a car prowl that occurred a couple of days earlier. Missing from a vehicle which had its window or windows down were itms such as a duffel bag, pocket knives and an iPhone, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone took sunglasses and keys from a vehicle at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine early on Saturday morning after an officer recognized him and tried to contact him along Southwest Pacific Avenue in Chehalis. Police say Jacob D. Holmgren, who has a Winlock address, ran off at about 2:30 a.m. but was apprehended by a police dog. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for a warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to authorities.

KID IN CAR ALONE

• A 48-year-old Centralia man was arrested after police were called to Wal-Mart from someone who observed a parent or parent leave a little boy alone in a vehicle. The officer responding to the approximately 12:50 p.m. call on Friday to Northwest Louisiana Avenue contacted the 7-year-old child and waited for his parent to come out of the store, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “The dad said he didn’t realize it was illegal,” detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Robert L. Griffith was issued a citation for leaving a child alone in a motor vehicle, a gross misdemeanor, and then released pending a date with a judge in Chehalis Municipal Court, according to WIlson.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports yesterday morning of “tagging on the side of a business on the 600 block of North Tower Avenue and of someone spray painting over a yard sign at the 500 block of West Cherry Street.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, underage and drunk on vodka at the fair; responses for alarm, dispute, welfare check, hit and run, suicide attempt, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, dog alone in parked vehicle appearing in distress, person living in a vehicle who used a field for a bathroom, a suspicious person walking around outside a business in the middle of the night who turned out to waiting for an employee, concern about a person riding a motorized skateboard up and down a street … and more.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated so the item labeled “ZOOM, ZOOM” reflects the correct amount for which bail was set.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, August 21st, 2015
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CENTRALIA DRUG DEAL UNDER SURVEILLANCE ENDS WITH ARRESTS

• Drug detectives arrested three people early yesterday morning in Centralia after an alleged exchange of $2,100 for a quarter pound of methamphetamine. Fifty-four-year-old Richard F. Kelly was followed from his home to the Jackpot Mart on Main and Yew streets, under surveillance because he’d been the target of so-called controlled buys of marijuana and meth, according to authorities. Police watched a man get into his vehicle and then watched the vehicle travel to Kentucky Fried Chicken where the man got out, and got into a black vehicle driven by a woman identified in court papers as Lori McNeal. Charging papers filed today state both vehicles were followed by law enforcement, with Kelly getting pulled over at the intersection of Summa and Kresky Avenue. Kelly allegedly allowed a search of his vehicle where the meth he had bought was located, according to the documents. Another officer stopped the black vehicle and arrested Conrad J. Perry, 32, of Centralia.  McNeal was also arrested but was released pending further investigation, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s office. Perry was charged today with delivery of methamphetamine and Kelly was charged with possession of meth with intent to deliver. When Perry appeared before a judge this afternoon, the judge was told Perry is currently in Lewis County Drug Court and working, but if he was kept in jail he’d likely lose his job. The judge order his bail set at $25,000. Kelly, who lives in Onalaska, is unemployed. His bail was set at $100,000 because he is also newly charged in a separate case involving an alleged incident of sexual contact with a child from back in 2013.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Chehalis police were called to the 1800 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue about 10:15 .m. yesterday regarding a possible burglary. Further details were not yet available today.

• Police were called to the 300 block of Courtland Street in Centralia yesterday morning about the theft of an engine hoist and an electric grinder.

• Centralia police responded about 11:50 a.m. yesterday yesterday to the 1300 block of Lum Road and subsequently arrested two individuals; Brian J. Olsen, 33, of Longview, was arrested for organized retail theft and possession of methamphetamine and heroin, according to the Centralia Police Department. William E. Leahy, 42 of Longview, was arrested or obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest., according to police. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• Centralia police were called about 10:20 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl in which someone took a large red suitcase from the 800 block of Hamilton Road. Officers recovered it later in the day at a residence in the 800 block of South Pearl Street and returned it to the owner, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were called to the home of a 19-year-old on Northeast Franklin Avenue about missing pain pills last night. Chase M. Onstot was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

UNFOUNDED COMPLAINT

• At 1:24 p.m. yesterday, police received a report complaining a man in a wheelchair was panhandling and masturbating at the onramp at milepost 77 of Interstate 5. The report was unfounded, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

COLLISION

• Centralia police took note about 3:35 p.m. yesterday that a bicyclist was involved in collision with a vehicle when he failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle and collided with the side of it. The bicyclist received minor injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  driving with a suspended license; responses for alarm, hit and run, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, dog alone in parked vehicle appearing in distress, small dog on sidewalk just barking at the air … and more.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Fire burns a half acre and three travel trailers. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

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BRUSH FIRE DESTROYS ONE HOME

• Three travel trailers, including one which was someone’s home, were lost when a brush fire broke out north of Littlerock today. Nobody was injured, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Multiple agencies responded to the approximately 12:30 p.m. call to the 2900 block 85th Avenue, according to Lt. Lanette Dyer. The fast moving fire was made more difficult by shifting winds, dense vegetation, car bodies and building supplies on the property, Dyer indicated. It was confined to a half acre, she said.

GRASS NEXT TO FREEWAY CATCHES FIRE

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 9:30 a.m. yesterday to a “relatively” small grass fire in between the southbound onramp at Main Street and Interstate 5. Fire Capt. Ted McCarty said when they arrived, a crew with the Department of Transportation had a garden hose on it, from their truck. It was stopped at roughly 50 feet by 100 feet, McCarty said. He said he couldn’t say for sure what sparked the fire, but the area was littered with cigarette butts. The ticket for tossing a lit cigarette out of a vehicle is $1,025.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were contacted by a person from Northeast Kresky Avenue yesterday who discovered someone using their account information to write bad checks. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ZOOM, ZOOM

• A high-speed police pursuit down Interstate 5 ended with a wreck at Centralia and the arrest of two individuals last night near Mellen Street at around 11:40 p.m. The accident is being investigated by troopers and the pair were turned over to the Tacoma Police Department, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with a suspended license, allowing an unauthorized person to drive; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, possible car prowler in a parking lot … and more.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated to reflect the fire in Littlerock happened today, not yesterday.

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Police detain two people after their car wrecks on Interstate 5. / Courtesy photo by Chandra Shilley

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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CANNABIS CANDY FOR KIDS

• Centralia police responded to a report just after 11 p.m. yesterday of a 17-year-old boy allegedly handing out marijuana-laced candy to juveniles in his neighborhood. The case is associated with an address on the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road. Police say that when confronted, the boy’s mother refused to allow him to talk with police.

AUTO THEFT IN MINIATURE

• Someone stole a battery-operated child’s car from a yard on the 100 block of Collar Avenue in Morton last week, but the vehicle was recovered the following day at the 100 block of Wood Avenue, according to the Morton Police Department. It was damaged and its battery had been removed, according to police.

NOT VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 11:40 a.m. on Monday about the theft of a motorized pedal bike from Southeast Washington Avenue, but shortly after were called back and told the person repairing it had taken it for a test drive.

HOMELESS PERSON STEALS $20 WORTH MATERIAL FROM EMPTY BARN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a 29-year-old was arrested the day before for allegedly stripping approximately $20 worth of wiring from a vacant barn on the 200 block of North Military Road in Winlock. A deputy notified at mid-day a woman with a warrant was seen entering the barn subsequently found her hitchhiking, according to the sheriff’s office. The wiring was found on her person and Joanna M. Withrow, described as transient, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for her warrant and for second-degree burglary, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 11:10 a.m. on Monday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue regarding the unauthorized use of a debit card.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 3:30 p.m. yesterday about a car inside a garage that was prowled on the 2600 block of Howard Avenue in Centralia.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Southwest Johnson Avenue where they were told someone opened the door of an unlocked vehicle overnight and took change out of the ashtray.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday evening from an individual at the 900 block of South Pearl Street who said someone had poured sugar in their gas tank overnight.

AND FROM MORTON

• Morton police last Thursday received a report of someone puncturing car tires in the 400 block of Main Avenue, and also along the 100 block of Jastad Drive earlier in the week. The incidents are under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

• Police said yesterday they are investigating a suspicious fire, originating at the rear of an apartment complex on the 100 block of Engle Drive in Mossyrock. It was reported about 8 p.m. last Thursday. Nobody was hurt and the damage was limited to the outside of the building, according to Police Chief Dan Mortensen.

WRECK

• A 20-year-old Oakville woman was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after her car hit a culvert, went airborne and rolled early yesterday morning.  Troopers responding about 6:20 a.m. to the 400 block of Howanut Road on the Chehalis Reservation found the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic was totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver, Jordan D. Merriman, had been wearing a seat belt, the investigating trooper reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, driving with a suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street theft of items out of a boat that turned out to have just been misplaced … and more.

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Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Children were removed through the back of a wrecked mini van still in their car seats this afternoon on Interstate 5. / Courtesy photo by Grant Wiltbank

PINNED ON INTERSTATE 5

• Firefighters and medics from four area departments responded to an approximately 1:40 p.m. collision today on northbound Interstate 5 northeast of Winlock. A mini van carrying a man, a woman and three children was pinned against the concrete center barrier by a semi truck’s trailer, according to an off-duty firefighter who stopped to help. Crews quickly stabilized the incident and removed all occupants safely through the rear hatch, with the girls still in their car seats, Toledo resident Grant Wiltbank said. The former fire chief of Toledo’s fire department said they were transported for what were described as non-life threatening injuries. It happened near the U.S. Highway 12 interchange. Another van was also involved but sustained relatively minor damage, he said.  The Washington State Patrol was on the scene investigating, according to Wiltbank.

REAR-ENDED ON INTERSTATE 5

• Two drivers were hospitalized with neck pain after a rear-end-type collision on northbound Interstate 5 near the Mellen Street interchange in Centralia yesterday evening, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

HARASSMENT

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of North Ash Street about 6:45 a.m. today where an individual reported that during a dispute, a male threatened to kill him. The investigation is underway, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY AND THEFT CENTRALIA

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for residential burglary yesterday in connection with an approximately 9 p.m. call to the 500 block of West Pine Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. James J. Ayres Brewer was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 23-year-old Centralia resident seen coming out the back door of a house on the 2300 block of Salzer Valley Road in Centralia at about noon on Friday was arrested for a warrant and for residential burglary. Mykl C.P. Teeter and the female he was with said they were picking up belongings for a past renter and feeding the dogs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The owner when contacted said they did not recognize the two and had never heard of them, detective Sgt. Steve Aust said. Teeter was booked into the Lewis County Jail for his Centralia warrant and also for burglary, Aust said. He was released today without charges filed pending further investigation.

• Centralia police were called around noon yesterday to the 100 block of West Magnolia Street where an individual reported the theft of tires off their vehicle.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday to the 400 block of Southwest 15th Street where sometime during the night someone broke into a vehicle and stole fishing gear.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday about a wedding ring lost in a parking lot on South Market Boulevard.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, urinating in public, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, runaway child, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft,  issue civil in nature and not criminal, to tell transients to put out their campfire, dogs alone inside presumably too-hot parked vehicle, baby sleeping alone inside inside a parked car in front of a retail store, collision on city street … and more.

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A wreck involving three vehicles was cleared from Interstate 5 just after 3 p.m. / Courtesy photo by Grant Wiltbank

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Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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TIMBER FIRE BURNS NEAR ALDER LAKE

• An approximately 25-acre fire burning just south of Alder Lake yesterday afternoon is unsafe and inaccessible to firefighters because of the steep terrain, according to a public affairs officer with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Helicopters dropping buckets of water have been helpful with the lightning-strike caused timber fire which was reported on Tuesday, according to authorities. The fire is near Elbe and being managed by the Gifford Pinchot and the state Department of Natural Resources. A Type 3 wildland fire management team with approximately 40 firefighters and personnel are assigned, operating at the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. There is no estimate of containment or control. Officials remind the public of restrictions that began on July 1 all through the Gifford Pinchot that prohibit any kind of motorized vehicles on trails, any smoking outside of buildings or enclosed vehicles and any campfires unless they are built inside the provided metal campfire rings or grills in developed recreational sites.

POLICE: DAYTIME OFFICE BURGLAR APPREHENDED

• Centralia police arrested a 37-year-old Morton man on Saturday after they found him inside a closed business on the 1100 block of Kresky Avenue. Officers were called at 1:20 p.m. by a citizen who saw a male throw a rock through the glass door and enter, according to the Centralia Police Department. When police arrived, the subject was rummaging through the office and “squared off” against an officer, according to police.   Joseph C. Tjelde had allegedly stuffed his pockets with various items of no particular street vale, Sgt. Carl Buster said. Tjelde  was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary.

BREAK-IN

• Police were called to the 500 block of North Rock Street about 10:15 a.m. on Saturday regarding the theft of tools from a residence.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 8 o’clock on Sunday morning to the 1800 block of Shamrock Drive where an individual reported two credit card accounts were fraudulently opened in their name.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, violation of an anti-harassment order, unlawful possession of fireworks; responses for hit and run, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

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Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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MOTHER NATURE DANGER

• Firefighters were called at 1 p.m. yesterday when lightning strikes to trees caused two brush fires along Lincoln Creek Road west of Centralia. Firefighters with the state Department of Natural Resources were already on the scene at the 2100 block and both fires were small and contained quickly, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It was fortunate it was continuously raining at the time, preventing anything larger from developing, Capt. Erik Olson indicated. Conditions are still very dry and the fire danger remains high, despite the small amount of rain that fell, according to Olson.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 10:25 a.m. yesterday to the 2500 block of Kristine Court in Centralia about a flashlight getting stolen from a vehicle.

FAKE BILL COLLECTOR THREATS

• Police and the Centralia Utilities Center are warning customers of a scam involving bogus collection calls. Authorities have gotten several complaints from customers who reported receiving a phone call from a male who said if they didn’t pay their bill immediately, their utilities would be shut off,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Anyone who gets such a call is urged to hang up and then phone 360-330-7657. Police detective Patty Finch said that is the only valid number for the utilities customer service department. Finch indicates it’s a rare occasion the utility will call a customer, and that would be after both a statement and a past due letter have been sent out.

CRIME STOPPERS

• Crime Stoppers of Lewis County and the Chehalis Police Department are seeking help with a burglary investigation involving some $3,000 worth of Ray-Ban and other brands of sunglasses stolen from an optometry business at the 100 block of Boistfort Street in Chehalis. The break-in occurred between 6 p.m. on July 30 and 4 o’clock the following morning, according to authorities. More than 30 pairs were taken. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

AND MORE

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

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Friday, August 14th, 2015
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SCREAMING WOMAN

• Centralia police were called last night when a resident at Main and North Buckner streets heard a woman screaming outside and then saw a flatbed truck driving away. The female was saying no, no and her voice seemed to be coming from inside the vehcile, according to the the Centralia Police Department. Arriving officers after the 11:38 p.m. call searched the area and found two items of clothing that seemed out of place, according to police. They broadcast the information and truck’s description to other area law enforcement. Officers were told the truck had a white front cab with a black flat bed and a loud muffler. As of his morning, there are no reports of any missing person, according to police.

GROPING REPORT

• A 14-year-old girl’s parent’s called police yesterday evening after she told of a man near the river near Borst Park who reportedly touched her inappropriately as he helped her up an incline while she and her friend were leaving. According to police, two girls were relaxing by the river when approached by a stranger who made them uncomfortable so they decided to depart the area. “The victim was having trouble climbing back out of where they were so the male suddenly grabbed the female around the waist in an effort to help her up the incline and ended up touching her crotch area on the outside of her clothes,” Centralia police reported in a summary of the incident. She pushed his hand away and told her parents, according to the Centralia Police Department. The man was described as Hispanic- or Indian-looking with very short hair, in his late 20’s to early 30’s and speaking with an unknown accent, according to police. He was wearing blue jeans and a shirt that was striped with red and gray or black, according to the report. An officer checked the area but the man was not located, according to police.

YARD THEFT

• A 1997 Bulldog tilt car trailer was stolen off property at the 800 block of Nevil Road outside Winlock sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone stole tires and rims from a backyard at the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police late yesterday afternoon.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 9:40 a.m. yesterday regarding a car window broken at the 2800 block of Russell Road.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, vandalism, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, rollover accident on Interstate 5 with no injury, dog left alone in presumably too hot parked vehicle, unfounded report of two babies left alone in a vehicle in a parking lot … and more.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called about 8 a.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue about two males fighting, but neither wanted police to pursue charges. An officer was called about 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday to the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue where a client wanted to report being assaulted a by another client. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-INS CENTRALIA

• Police responded to an approximately 5 p.m. call on Tuesday for a burglary at a home on the 600 block of Yew Street in Centralia. Several electronic devices were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday for a burglary discovered at a residence on the 600 block of Lakeshore Drive. Money and a purse were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the 1000 block of Alder Street about a burglary to a residence. Among the missing property were jewelry, camera, a backpack and food, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING TRUCK FOUND IN MINERAL

• A search around the town of Mineral last night for approximately three hours for a woman with misdemeanor warrants turned up both the woman and a truck stolen out of Tacoma, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were notified Sabrina M. Colwell, 43, had been seen driving the 1990 Chevrolet S10 pickup round the area and eventually located her just before 9 p.m. at the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office. Colwell was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and for her warrants, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called on Tuesday by a female who said she lost her wallet, she thought around 11 p.m. the night before near Rite Aid on the 500 block of South Market Boulevard. She said the pink wallet contained about $1,000 cash as well as identification, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 200 block of East Summa Street in Centralia which a battery was stolen.

• A backpack and some medication were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, probation violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, fireworks complaint, collision on city street, dog left alone in presumably too hot parked vehicle … and more.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Updated at 8:20 p.m.

UNHAPPY GIRLFRIEND TAKES AXE IN HAND

• A 35-year-old woman angry because her boyfriend wouldn’t let her into his house, allegedly broke through his door with an axe and after being escorted out, threw a mole trap through his laundry room window yesterday west of Chehalis. A deputy called to the 400 block of Leudinghaus Road was told by the 62-year-old victim that Amy E. Eitel was there the day before, but got upset, broke the bathroom door and left for the evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When she returned yesterday morning and wasn’t invited in, she reportedly used the remote from his pickup truck to open his garage door and went in and used the axe to mutilate the interior door until it opened, the sheriff’s office reports. He took her outside, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. That’s when she allegedly shattered the window, Brown said. Eitel had run off down the river bank behind the residence and was not located, according to Brown. The sheriff’s office is referring the case to prosecutors for charges including violating a domestic violence order, malicious mischief and burglary, Brown said.

RANDLE DAD BOOKED FOR ASSAULT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a 26-year-old Randle man was taken into custody after allegedly choking his 8-year-old son, leaving bruising on his neck and jaw. A deputy was called about 9:40 p.m. on Friday to the 700 block of Silverbrook Road where the child had reportedly fled to a neighbor’s after the assault and were told Justin L. Bays was intoxicated and trying to gain entry, according to the sheriff’s office. He was gone when law enforcement arrived but subsequently located, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Bays was booked into the Lewis County Jail for outstanding warrants and the case was referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, according to Brown. A charge of indecent exposure was also suggested as Bays had allegedly urinated in the neighbor’s yard in front of the neighbor and neighbor’s children just prior to the alleged assault, Brown said.

BREAK-IN MOSSYROCK

• Sometime between Sunday and yesterday, someone cut a lock on a storage container in a fenced yard at the 100 block of Mossyrock Road West and stole an estimated $4,500 worth of property including a hunting bow, four remote controlled helicopters and a 42-inch flat screen television, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SERIAL SHOPLIFTING ALLEGED

• A Pe Ell couple with a baby were detained at Home Depot yesterday afternoon for allegedly stealing about $400 worth of merchandise. Randy C. Marrs, 28, and Brittney A. Marrs, 23, were subsequently arrested for organized retail theft in connection with that along with incidents last week at Sears and last month at Wal-Mart, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DOG-NAPPED

• Police were called about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday regarding a 6-month-old pit bull puppy stolen from a yard on the 300 block of N Street in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of heroin after he was contacted by officers at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia at about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Jose Garnica was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FOUL PROWL

• Centralia police took a report of a diaper bag stolen out of a vehicle at the 500 block of North Ash Street on Saturday.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. on Sunday by an individual who reported windows were broken out of their vehicle while parked at the 500 block of Hillkress Street during the night.

IN-TOWN HUNTING?

• Chehalis police were called about 11:10 a.m. yesterday regarding deer with arrows in them seen near the Elks lodge at the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue. Further information was not readily available.

LOST AND FOUND

• A wallet full of credit cards was found amongst clothing donated to a thrift shop on the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis yesterday, according to police. The Chehalis Police Department asks the owner to please phone them.

AND FROM MORTON

• A reporting party called police on Wednesday afternoon to say she was receiving threatening text messages over her telephone. After investigation it was determined the reporting party, while using a flip phone was only getting half of the message and was interpreting them incorrectly, according to the Morton Police Department. No offense occurred, police said.

• Morton police were called about 8:50 p.m. on Friday regarding a cooler stolen from the 700 block of Main Avenue, with the suspects described as individuals wearing head lamps. The case is under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

COLLISION

• Two individuals were hospitalized after an ATV accident early yesterday morning on the 1500 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska. The driver, who turned out to be a 36-year-old man from Cinebar, allegedly gave a friend’s name as his own to a deputy and also to the hospital upon admission, according to police. Police said when Richard R. Perry’s identification was found in his passenger’s wallet at the hospital, they learned he was wanted on a felony warrant out of Kelso. Perry was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for identity theft, making a false statement and driving with a suspended license, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and Centralia police. His passenger, a 35-year-old Onalaska woman, was admitted to the hospital and although she had a municipal court warrant, was not jailed, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, no contact order violation, malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, receipt of counterfeit bills, collision on city street, skate boarders whipping in and out of pedestrian sidewalk traffic, cussing outside a Chehalis resident’s window keeping him awake, possibly intoxicated male stumbling onto street and almost getting run over … and more.

 

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Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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GRASS, BRUSH IGNITE SOUTH OF CHEHALIS

• Firefighters from two departments were dispatched just after 4 p.m. yesterday to a fire in a grass field that was moving toward a wooded area south of Chehalis. Crews arriving to the 100 block of Sanderson Road just east of Jackson Highway found a working brush fire threatening one structure, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. It was contained within about 15 minutes, according to District 6 spokesperson DJ Hammer. “They had a pretty good knockdown, so DNR just basically helped with the mop up,” Hammer said. Less than one acre was burned, according to Hammer.

LEWIS COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a burglary in Winlock from last week in which NASCAR collector beer steins, a digital camera and jewelry were stolen. Sometime between July 28 and July 30, someone crawled through a bedroom window at the residence on the 1400 block of Northwest Kerron Avenue and left with approximately $2,200 worth of valuables, according to Lewis County Crime Stoppers. A diamond ring and a watch are among the items missing, Crime Stoppers reports.  Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

AND MORE

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

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Friday, August 7th, 2015
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PUP PUT IN THE TRASH

• A box with a dog inside of it was discovered in a Chehalis dumpster yesterday morning. The animal control officer responded to the approximately 9 a.m. call to Southwest Sylvenus Avenue and retrieved what was described only as a small dog, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was alive and taken to the Lewis County Animal Shelter, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. “It didn’t appear to have been injured in any way,” Bailey said. “We don’t know how long it was in there.”

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 11:15 a.m. yesterday regarding a utility trailer and household items stolen from the 1200 block of Long Road.

• An officer responded yesterday to a report of two tool boxes taken in a residential burglary at the 200 block of North Rock Street in Centralia.

• DVD movies were among the property missing after a burglary at a home on the 600 block of South Ash Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:50 p.m. yesterday.

• A hanging basket of flowers was stolen from a porch at the 100 block of East Fourth Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

ASSAULT REPORT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to Green Hill School to take a report of an alleged assault that occurred earlier in the week. Further details were not available.

VANDALISM

• Graffiti was spray painted onto a garage door at the 800 block of E Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

AND MORE

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

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Someone broke into the sales office of a Chehalis area business and stole a Toshiba laptop computer sometime between 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 5 o’clock yesterday morning. The front door glass at Housing Mart / Country Financial on the 100 block of Hamilton Road North was broken out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to a just-discovered burglary at a business on the 400 block of South Tower Avenue about 11 p.m. yesterday. Someone forced their way in through a window and then unlocked a door, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim is in the process of making a list of items that were taken, according to police.

TV TAKEN

• Someone stole a television from a travel trailer which was parked at the 400 block of East Locust Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

ELUDING

• A vehicle that failed to stop yesterday when an officer tried to pull it over on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis turned up later parked and unoccupied in a residential neighborhood, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The silver 2001 Mitsubishi was impounded, police said. It happened about 1:15 p.m. and a few hours later its owner called to say her vehicle was missing from Southwest 14th Street, police said. No arrest was made.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police at Washington Avenue and Main streets in Centralia early this morning. Shinell N. Englund was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for an outstanding warrant and driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CHILD NEGLECT

• Chehalis police were called about 4:50 p.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about a child left alone in a parked vehicle. Further details were not readily available.

HOME CATCHES FIRE NEAR LITTLEROCK

• Firefighters called about 4:30 a.m. today to a residential structure fire west of Littlerock got inside and got the flames knocked down within about 30 to 40 minutes, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. “There was a lot of smoke when they got there, but everybody got out,” Battalion Chief Roger Stone said.  The mobile home on the 7300 block of 127th Avenue Southwest had damage through its roof and outside by the bathroom, Stone said. The cause may have been related to an electric fan, according to the fire department.

LAWNMOWER SPARKS GRASS FIRE

• Five fire department’s responded to a grass and brush fire in Rochester yesterday that scorched about two acres. Firefighters were called about 5:35 p.m. to the property on the 7700 block of Creekside Lane Southwest off Sargent Road, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. “It started in a guy’s back field area, I think he was mowing,” Battalion Chief Roger Stone said. One person was treated for burns to his legs, but not sent to the hospital, Stone said. The scene was turned over personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources. Stone said he believed it was ignited from the mower hitting a rock and causing a spark. Such sparks cause grass fires more easily than one would think, he said.

ON THE ROAD

• Police and firefighters responded about 8 p.m. yesterday to a five vehicle collision at Mellen and Yew streets in Centralia. Involved were two small pickup trucks, two passenger cars and a motorcycle, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Nobody was taken to the hospital, but two drivers were treated at the scene for minor cuts, according to the fire department. The driver of the motorcycle was evaluated for potential injuries and declined medical treatment and transport, the fire department reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, a report of a vehicle theft that turned out to be a car that was impounded, various unfounded reports … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

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BIKE PURSUIT

• A 49-year-old wanted man was apprehended this morning after allegedly stealing a bicycle from someone’s garage and trying to flee police. It began about 7:40 a.m. at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia and ended in the area of Russell Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for his warrant was Robert D. Ager, from Pierce County, police said.

FIGHTING IN PUBLIC

• Two individuals were arrested overnight for disorderly conduct and obstructing after police responded to a report of a fight at Main and Gold street in Centralia. Officers called about 12:45 a.m. found two males pushing and shoving each other and when they tried to break it up, a woman got in their way, according to the Centralia Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Taylor R. Lively, age 21, and Victoria K. Miller, age 21, according to police.

DRUG INVESTIGATION

• Detectives searching a residence for drugs yesterday on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia arrested three individuals, according to the Centralia Police Department. The search warrant was obtained in connection with an investigation by a joint narcotics enforcement team made up of personnel from local agencies, according to police. Booked into the Lewis County Jail on unspecified drug offenses were Gary Weist, 63; Debra M Weist, 58; and Kimberly J. Bartley, 47, according to police. Gary Weist however was immediately released because of serious health issues, police report.

PORCH FIRE

• Chehalis firefighters called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to a fire at Southwest William Avenue at Sixth Street found a fence that ran the length of two yards burning as well as the porch on one of the homes. There was some smoke in the attic of the home and the damage estimated at about $10,000 according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Nobody was hurt and the flames were extinguished within six minutes of their notification, according to the fire department.

ON THE ROAD

• Police and aid were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday for a collision between a car and a moped at the 1500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. One person was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with a possible broken leg, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation; responses for dispute, angry customer, misdemeanor  theft, suspicious circumstances, theft of grocery cart, collision on city street, dog alone inside presumably too-hot vehicle, possibly intoxicated pedestrian stumbling around, harassing phone calls from ex about child visitation … and more.