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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Updated

ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called at 9 p.m. yesterday regarding a 9-year-old child who was reportedly assaulted by a 23-year-old man at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue. The suspect was no longer at he scene and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is labeled fourth-degree assault. Further details were not readily available.

• Chehalis police got multiple calls from witnesses at about 8:20 p.m. yesterday who saw a black Honda Civic pull over at state Route 6 near Riverside Drive  and watched two males get out and assault two other males sitting on a guard rail. When an officer arrived to the area, everyone was gone, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 2600 block of Bennett Road outside Centralia where during the night someone broke into a shed and stole numerous items including a 1987 Suzuki DS80, a Stihl 44 chainsaw, Craftsman tools, two motorcycle helmets and three-quarters of a tank of gas, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• An individual from Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis reported to police yesterday they learned their four-wheeled ATV had been stolen from their yard after getting notified by a tow company it was impounded. It was found in Thurston County and it was not clear when it was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MISSING MEDS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday about medication stolen from a residence on the 1200 block of Alder Street. Officers have a suspect, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD

• An individual from Hemlock Street in Centralia contacted police yesterday after finding out someone else filed taxes using her social security number, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 1:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the Lewis County Mall on Northeast Hampe Way.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report of gang-style graffiti discovered on a building at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday that was spray painted there overnight.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, driving with suspended license, theft for failing to return items to rental center; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Updated at 7:20 p.m.

ANOTHER CENTRALIA BUSINESS BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 9:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at a hair salon on the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia. Someone broke a window to get inside and left with scissors and hair gel, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened sometime after 6 p.m. the night before, according to police.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES

• A deputy responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to a home on the 200 block of Chehalis Valley Drive outside Chehalis where someone had kicked open a door and stolen more than $5,000 worth of valuables. Among the missing property were two big screen televisions, two small safes, diamond earrings, cash and legal documents, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime before 7:30 a.m. and after 9:30 p.m. the night before, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone burglarized a home on the 1800 block of state Route 505 outside Toledo yesterday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., making off with various items including a 65-inch Sansui television, a small safe and subwoofers, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There was some evidence left at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called at 5:30 p.m. yesterday to an apartment on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in which a laptop computer was taken in a burglary.

CASH MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Hillkress Street regarding the theft of an unspecified amount of money.

ANOTHER HONDA CAR STOLEN

• Chehalis police were called just after 5 a.m. today about a red 1993 Honda Prelude missing from where it was parked last night in front of a residence on the 400 block of Northeast Washington Avenue. The stolen car has tinted windows, after market black wheels, after market stainless exhaust and “low profile” tires, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone broke out the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked on the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia and took an LED flashlight, according to a report made to police about 5 o’clock this morning.

• Centralia police at 9:10 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 200 block of East Cherry Street.  A case of soda pop had been removed from the open trunk, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HEROIN OVERDOSE

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 7:45 p.m. yesterday for an unresponsive man due to a heroin overdose at a home on Southwest McFadden Avenue. He was revived and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Capt. Rob Gebhart. “It’s a pretty common occurrence these days,” Gebhart said. “We’re probably going to a couple of them a month, at least; it seems to go in spurts.” Gebhart said typically his crew starts rescue breathing or CPR if the patient needs it and arriving medics administer Narcan, a drug that binds with the opiate receptors and can almost instantly take the depressive heroin effect away and wake them up.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, stolen goods turning up at a pawn shop, a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and trying to obtain personal information … and more.

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

CENTRALIA STRUCK WITH MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

• Police were called about 6:10 a.m. today to a burglary at a business on the 1600 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia. Someone smashed the glass door, got inside and left with a laptop computer and money, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Just before 10:30 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the Alder Street Baptist Church in Centralia where someone had broken through a door. The only thing that appeared to be missing from the building on the 1000 block of Alder Street was a drill, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called to the Shell station on the 1000 block of Ellsbury Street just before 9 a.m. yesterday following a burglary. Several cartons of cigarettes and chewing tobacco were among the items missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BEAR HUG ASSAULT

• A 30-year-old homeless woman getting booked into the jail for a protection order violation yesterday was further arrested for third-degree assault after she allegedly walked into the arresting officer and grabbed him in a bear hug, according to the Centralia Police Department. The incident involving Kendra J. Chancy occurred around 10:45 a.m., according to police.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A shopper at Home Depot finished his business inside the Chehalis store and found his truck and trailer missing from its parking spot yesterday evening. Police called at 6:30 p.m. to Northwest Louisiana Avenue soon learned the victim’s family member discovered the vehicle abandoned on Northwest Florida Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Some tools were missing, according to police.

• Someone stole a 28-foot travel trailer from where it was parked at Kiona and Savio roads in Randle. A deputy dispatched yesterday to talk with its owner learned the Prowler trailer was last seen a week earlier, and was for sale. The loss is estimated at $500, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

STOLEN JEWELRY

• Police took a report yesterday from a downtown Centralia business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue of a diamond ring missing from a display case.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole money and GPS unit from a vehicle parked at the 400 block of South Oak Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9:30 a.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 700 block of South Gold Street. Tools and medications were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of heroin and a a warrant last night after contact with an officer at the 400 block of West Plum Street in Centralia. Courtney S. Smith was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, runaway teen, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, a gas line cut on a vehicle, someone walking out of a store with a cart full of unpaid for groceries … and more.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

TEEN BOOKED FOR TAKING FOOD CARD BY FORCE FROM GRANDMA

• A 17-year-old Centralia boy was arrested after throwing a temper tantrum and allegedly assaulting his grandmother in trying to get an EBT card yesterday. Police were called about 1:20 p.m. to the home on the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue where they were told he threw a coffee table breaking it after his grandma told him he couldn’t have the card, and shoved her to the ground to get her purse, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer John Panco said the teen took the large wooden table leg and swung it at her, and then slammed it to the floor next to head. He used the leg to hit the TV screen on his way out the door, taking a chunk out of it, Panco said. “The grandma did not know much more than he just wanted the food card,” Panco said. Officers found the 17-year-old near Burger King and booked him into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for second-degree robbery and second-degree assault, according to police.

GREEN HILL ASSAULT

• Chehalis police yesterday took a report from an individual from Green Hill School about an inmate-student swinging a dust mop handle at a staff member several days earlier. The 38-year-old man was able to block the blows with a mattress, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It involved a different staff member but the same suspect as the incident in which an employee got urine thrown on him, according to a police department spokesperson.

BACKYARD BREAK-IN

• Someone went into a backyard on the 2000 block of Lynn Road in Centralia and left with a pressure washer, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

BUSINESS BURGLARY

• Police were called about 8:10 a.m. yesterday about  break-in to a business on the 100 block of West Walnut Street in Centralia.

THEFT OF WIRING

• Centralia police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday about the theft of wire from the 1500 block of South Gold Street. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF FLAG

• An American flag was stolen from its pole at the cemetery on the 1800 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by a rural Chehalis resident after the discovery of the possible theft of items from her motorhome while it was being repaired at the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue in Chehalis.

• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia. Taken was a purse, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 23-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence following a head-on collision last night at Reynolds Avenue and Johnson Road in Centralia. Officers responding after the approximately 8:50 p.m. call report that two individuals sustained minor injuries. Katie L. Wright was also booked for driving with a suspended license and reckless driving, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of no contact order, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, fake $20 bill passed at a convenience store, request for assistance with unruly teenagers … and more.

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Monday, May 11th, 2015

Updated at 5:24 p.m.

DEATH FOLLOWS FIGHT

• Deputies and aid were called to the 1700 block of Ferrier Road outside Winlock on Saturday morning after one of two men involved in a fight over a toolbox lost consciousness, and subsequently died, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office indicates the subject appeared to be in medical duress – not from wounds sustained during the altercation – but authorities will know more after an autopsy. The two are both from Winlock and in their mid to late 40s, according to the sheriff’s office.

OUT-OF-CONTROL

• Deputies were called to Randle just before 8 p.m. on Saturday about a shirtless man running through yards and into the street near the highway screaming he was going to shoot everyone. The subject found in the middle of Miller Road was arrested for harassment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. William J. Coe, 35, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The case was also referred for a possible charge of disorderly conduct, according to the sheriff’s office. No mention was made by a sheriff’s office spokesperson if he actually had a gun, but he reportedly swung a gallon-sized jug full of something at traffic causing one vehicle to swerve.

• Chehalis police were called over to Green Hill School on Friday about a staff member getting urine thrown on him four days earlier. Police are looking into it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police called about 4 a.m. on Saturday about a car stolen from Northeast Washington Avenue found it later in the day abandoned at the other end of town, on Southeast Evergreen Drive.

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone got into a travel trailer at the 100 block of Faunrae Lane outside Chehalis and stole a pink quilt with red roses as well as a 24-inch Sony television and a portable 10-inch Sylvania TV with a DVD player sometime between Thursday and Friday,

• Centralia police were called about noon on Friday to the 1400 block of South Gold Street regarding money stolen from a business. Further details were not readily available.

• A 34-year-old homeless person arrested for a warrant on Friday night at West Third Street and North Tower Avenue in Centralia was also booked for second-degree possession of stolen property based on a credit card found on her person. Sara M. Culp was booked into the Lewis County Jail, but has been released with no charges filed pending further investigation.

• Centralia police yesterday took a report from the 1400 block of Jensen Street about a license plate stolen during the night. The missing plate reads B91960K, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke out the driver’s side window of a Honda car parked on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.

WRECKS

• A 36-year-old Onalaska man was arrested after his car collided with a vehicle parked on the 900 block of Alder Street in Centralia about 2 o’clock yesterday morning. Responding firefighters noted heavy damage to his car and light damage to sport utility vehicle. The driver had no signs of injury and declined aid, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Kevin W Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to police.

• A 52-year-old Centralia man was reportedly unhurt when his car struck the back end of a poorly-lit motorcycle on U.S. Highway 12 about one miles east of Montesano early on Saturday morning. Troopers called about 2:10 a.m. report both vehicles were westbound in foggy conditions and the rear tire of the Kawasaki KZ650 became embedded beneath the front end of the car. Timothy A. Reed, 56, from Hoquiam, was tossed from his motorcycle onto the road and transported by aid with unspecified injuries to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Paul R. Creel’s 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage was towed, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving with no license, allowing unauthorized person to drive; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets, a noisy bachelorette party, someone attempting to break into a food bank … and more.

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

Updated at 5:06 p.m.

MINIATURE TREE MISSING

• Someone stole a 40-year-old Bonsai tree in a gray clay pot from the 300 block of North Rock Street in Centralia. An officer taking a report yesterday was told the tiny tree and a utility cart went missing a month ago, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GARAGES BURGLED

• Police took a report yesterday from the 400 block of West Maple Street yesterday regarding someone breaking into a garage and stealing fishing tackle.

• Centralia police tok a report yesterday from the 1300 block of Rose Street about a bicycle taken from a garage there two weeks earlier. The green Schwinn had a U-shaped lock attached to it, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Three windows were discovered broken out at a business on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning. It appears to be the work of BBs, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HOT HEAVY EQUIPMENT

• Detectives are looking for information about a stolen excavator sold to someone in the Chehalis area for $6,500 sometime since Nov. 25. The John Deere D25 is worth more than $20,000 and went missing from Auburn, according to Crime Stoppers of Lewis County. Anyone who has information on who purchased the machine or knows where it is, is reminded they can offer an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-748-6422.

TWO HURT WHEN MOTORHOME WRECKS

• A Chehalis couple was injured when they totaled their motorhome this morning on U.S. Highway 101 about nine miles north of Long Beach, according to the Washington State Patrol. They were traveling northbound in a 1993 Allegro and the passenger side wheels went off the pavement at a curve to the right, according to the state patrol. It happened just before 11 a.m. The driver was unsuccessful in his attempt to get back on the road and the motorhome continued on, striking a tree, the investigating trooper reports. Harry W. Snow, 74, and Beverly A. Snow, 65, were transported by aid to Ocean Beach Hospital, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  probation violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, hit and run, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Updated

MASS MONEY MISSING

• A 55-year-old Centralia man visited the police department yesterday afternoon, following a months-long stay at the jail, to report a large sum of money stolen from him. He had people on the outside who were supposed to helping take care of some of his business and it appears someone was spending his disability checks while he was locked up, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation.

MOTORHOMES BURGLED

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to a vehicle repair shop on the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue following the discovery someone had gained entry into the fenced lot and prowled through four motorhomes parked there. Windows were pried open and broken but it’s not clear yet what was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police won’t know until they hear from the owners what is missing, a department spokesperson said.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Someone removed a section of fence to get into a tow company’s impound yard and stole an ATV, according to a report made to the Chehalis Police Department yesterday afternoon. Missing from the 300 block of Southwest Riverside Drive is a red 1996 Honda TRX 300EX, according to police.

• A Honda Civic stolen from South Tower Avenue earlier this week turned up abandoned in the area of Salzer Valley and Ramsaur roads yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. It was missing its stereo, according to police.

OTHER THEFT

• Police yesterday took a report of the theft of mail from the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 35-year-old Winlock resident contacted about 8:45 p.m. yesterday behind a residence where he was not supposed to be on the 200 block of Tennessee Road was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. A baggie containing a crystal substance was found and Steven R. Luurs Jr. was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A Chehalis woman charged last autumn with taking thousands of dollars from a concrete business where she worked as a bookkeeper has pleaded guilty but will get a chance for a lower sentence if she can come up with some money before her sentencing date. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Paul Masiello said 39-year-old Angela D. Sawyer has no criminal history, and if she can make a down payment of $3,000, he will recommend she be treated as a first time offender and get 30 days in jail. Otherwise, she faces a lot more time, he said. Sawyer pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and first-degree identity theft in Lewis County Superior Court on Tuesday. The allegations she took more than $50,000 from owner of Apex Mobile Mix, which reportedly came up after their relationship ended, came to light last summer after the owner signed up to receive Internet bank statements and saw transactions he did not make or authorize, including some for cash, according to court documents. Masiello said the two sides agreed she stole at least $12,000.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  driving with suspended license responses for alarm, dispute, collisions on city streets, theft of fuel from a vehicle during the night … and more.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

WOMAN CARRIED TO SAFETY FROM SMOKE-FILLED RESIDENCE

• A 73-year-old woman was rescued from her smoke-filled apartment in Chehalis last night, and was unharmed, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Police and firefighters were called at 8:05 p.m. to the Vintage Apartments on the 1500 block of North National Avenue where a smoke alarm was going off and neighbors were banging on a door trying to get the resident to come out, according to Capt. Rob Gebhart. Gebhart said he forced open the door, and found the woman sitting inside was disoriented, so he picked her up and carried her into the hallway. There was burned food on the stove which they moved, and then the crew removed the smoke from the unit, according to Gebhart. The woman was taken care of by medics for a medical episode unrelated to the smoke, he said, and then able to reoccupy her apartment.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 8:40 a.m. yesterday to investigate an overnight break-in at a church on the 200 block of North Washington Avenue.

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 12:15 p.m. call yesterday regarding a laptop computer and a briefcase stolen during a break-in to a business on the 1100 block of Kresky Avenue.

• Someone broke into a business on the 700 block of West Main Street in Centralia and ransacked the place, according to a report made to police about 9:20 a.m. yesterday. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called at noon yesterday to an apartment on the 200 block of South Diamond Street regarding someone breaking in and rifling through things. Nothing was immediately noted as stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 7 o’clock this morning of a red 1994 Honda Civic stolen from the 900 block of South Tower Avenue. The car, with red rims, multiple stickers and a loud exhaust, has a license plate of ATN7100, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 1996 Acura discovered missing yesterday morning from Southwest 11th Street in Chehalis was located in Thurston County, burned out and minus its wheels and tires, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, drugs; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, protection order violation, collisions on city streets; complaint about someone approaching motorists and asking for money … and more.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

OUT OF CONTROL

• A 28-year-old woman who reportedly bit a man on the arm because he had her purse was arrested early yesterday morning, for fourth-degree assault domestic violence, and then for possession of methamphetamine because of what was found inside her handbag, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called about midnight regarding the incident west of Centralia booked Jennifer E. Cecil, of Winlock, into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called about 2:35 p.m. yesterday to Providence Centralia Hospital to take a report an individual there spit on two nurses. Police will be referring the case with the 43-year-old suspect to prosecutors for evaluation of of charges of third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A white 1996 Acura vanished overnight from where it had been parked outside an apartment building on Southwest 11th Street in Chehalis. The car, with black rims, tinted windows and a spoiler, was last seen about 10:45 p.m. yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A K-Mart employee who went in at 10 a.m. and came back outside at noon yesterday discovered her white 1994 Honda Accord was gone from the parking lot on the 1200 block of Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. It had been locked and she had the key, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone stole a 2006 Dodge Stratus from the 3000 block of Southgate Drive in Centralia sometime after 10 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The car was found out of gas about three and half hours later along northbound Interstate 5 in Centralia, according to the sheriff’s office.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday that someone stole a white mid-1980s Honda motorcycle from an outbuilding on the 500 block of Mineral Creek Road in Mineral. It happened sometime between April 26 and Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The motorbike has a blue seat and orange fenders, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OFFICE BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Someone broke into a a Centralia office and ransacked it, according to a report made to police about 8:40 a.m. yesterday., It happened at the 200 block of North Washington Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HOME BURGLARY SALKUM

• Someone ransacked a vacation home on Wilcox Road in Salkum and stole various items, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A boat in the garage was loaded with tools and other property bundled up as though the person planned to return, according to the sheriff’s office. The break-in occurred sometime since April 7 and Friday, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Evidence was left the scene, she said.

GARAGE BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday someone pried open a door to a garage outside Centralia and stole two full five-gallon cans of gas sometime between last Monday and Thursday. The loss to the resident at the 1800 block of Little Hanaford Road is $40, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report last night from the 100 block of Jefferson Street of a rock thrown through a window.

FIRE BURNS SMALL BUILDING

• The cause of a fire in a small storage building early yesterday morning near Littlerock is under investigation. Firefighters called just before 3 a.m. to the 13900 block of Vue Street consider it a total loss, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a 38-year-old Onalaska man ended up with a scratch on his hand and a trip to jail after he rolled his pickup truck on the 2200 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis over the weekend. A deputy called just before 3 a.m. on Saturday found the 1987 Toyota totaled and learned that Jeffrey M. Thurston fell asleep at the wheel, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Monday, May 4th, 2015

YO HO HO

• Centralia police arrested a 26-year-old homeless man for second-degree robbery yesterday after he allegedly stuffed a bottle of rum down his pants and then struggled with a grocery store security officer who tried to detain him. Officers called about 1 p.m. to the market on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue found Michael E. Bylsma laying on the ground with the security person on top of him, according to court documents. Police were told Bylsma shoved him and tried to get away but the security officer grabbed him and they struggled for approximately 20 to 30 feet, before a bystander stepped in to help, court documents relate. Bylsma was also booked for possession of methamphetamine, based on the contents of a plastic container found in his front pocket, according to prosecutors. He was charged as arrested today in Lewis County Superior Court and his bail was set at $25,000.

UNRULY GUY

• Ryan M. Kelly, 23 of Centralia, was arrested for malicious mischief and resisting arrest after allegedly damaged a car during a dispute on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

MONEY MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 6:40 p.m. on Saturday regarding the theft of an unspecified amount of money at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue.

MISSING MEDS

• Chehalis police were called on Friday about the suspected theft of Oxycodone out of a vehicle. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone got into a vehicle at the 1100 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia and took two bank cards and cash, according to a report made to police about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday.

KNOCK, KNOCK

• Chehalis police were called by a resident on Southeast Washington Avenue at 11 p.m. on Saturday who said he woke up to someone pounding on his door so he grabbed his gun, went outside and saw two teenage boys running off. “He caught them and got them to return to his house with them,” Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. The boys, ages 17 and 18, apparently said they were doing it all over the neighborhood, as a prank, Kaut said.

ANOTHER AMBULANCE HIT

• A 25-year-old Rochester resident was arrested for reportedly backing into an ambulance when leaving a downtown Centralia bar early yesterday morning and then speeding away. Officers were at The Hub on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue, saw it happen and tried to get him to stop, according to the Centralia Police Department. David T. Alexander was pulled over on Harrison Avenue near Interstate 5 after the approximately 2:15 .m. incident and booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence and driving with suspended license as well as for hit and run, according to police.

ANOTHER HIT AND RUN, DUI

• A 51-year-old man was arrested following a collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Williams Street in Mossyrock on Friday night. Morton police were called about 7:35 p.m. and report the driver took off but was later found. The victim vehicle was able to be driven from the scene, according to the Morton Police Department. Mikal E. Cheney was booked into the Lewis County Jail for  driving under the influence and driving with suspended license as well as for hit and run, according to police.

BRUSH HOG BURNS

• Nobody was hurt but a piece of equipment cutting brush in Chehalis was ruined by fire this morning. Firefighters called about 8:40 a.m. to the area off the 200 block of Kennicot Road extinguished the fire, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. It was a Bobcat with a brush hog attachment on it to clear under the power lines, Firefighter Kyle Eiswald said. None of the surrounding vegetation burned, he said.

AND MORE

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

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

MAYHEM IN PARKING LOT SPARKED BY JEEP DRIVER’S MEDICAL INCIDENT

• Six vehicles were damaged some worse than others when a motorist backing out of a parking spot suffered an unspecified medical event and rotated backwards through the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chehalis yesterday. The 2010 Jeep Wrangler also hit a shopping cart and a sign, but no pedestrians, according to responders. Troopers and firefighters were called about 10:45 a.m. to the scene at the 1600 block of Louisiana Avenue. The driver was conscious and talking but transported by aid to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. No charges or citations are expected for the driver, Stephen J. Nikander, 49, of Chehalis, according to the Washington State Patrol. Among the casualties was a 2015 Mercedes Benz Class Two which was pushed into the cart return, which then hit a 2015 Hyundai Elantra, according to the state patrol. All the cars were parked and unoccupied, except for a Nissan Versa which contained two toddlers, according to the  investigating trooper. They were unhurt. Two of the vehicles were towed, the others driven from the scene.

MISSING APPLIANCES

• Centralia police were called about 8:20 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Floral Street regarding the theft of appliances. The case is under investigation.

DRUGS

• A 46-year-old homeless person was arrested for possession of methamphetamine overnight after contact with an officer at the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia. Terry R. Strong was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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

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Friday, May 1st, 2015

UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT IN WINLOCK

• A 46-year-old Winlock man was arrested yesterday for unlawful imprisonment and other offenses for an alleged week’s worth of preventing a woman from leaving his home. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said the two had dated and lived together, but she contacted law enforcement yesterday morning and described how she had been walking down the road to the store last week and he grabbed her by the hair and pulled her into his vehicle. The sheriff’s office said the woman tried to leave multiple times, but Bruce W. Finney threatened to kill her if she did. The first night when she attempted to escape, he allegedly punched her repeatedly in the head and bit her, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. On Wednesday night he reportedly told her to leave but as she did, he allegedly got upset and choked her until she couldn’t breathe. Finney was located and booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault and harassment, Brown said.

WARRANTS AND DRUGS

• Four individuals were arrested when police went to apartments above a business on the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Derek S. Shaughnessy 31 of Chehalis, was arrested for possession of heroin, for warrants and for violation of a protection order, according to the Centralia Police Department. Michelle J. Kilmer, 32, of Chehalis, was arrested for warrants and for violation of a protection order, according to police. Two others were arrested for outstanding warrants; they are Chato R. Ayres, 41, of Centralia and  Jonathan M. Mathews, 31, of Chehalis, according to police. All were booked into the Lewis County Jail. Prosecutors declined to file charges on Shaughnessy.

HIT AND RUN TO AMBULANCE

• Police are looking for a light blue mini van that rear-ended an ambulance yesterday morning in Centralia and then drove away. Police were called about 10:40 a.m. to the 600 block of South Tower Avenue learned the occupants of the Riverside Fire Authority ambulance spoke to the driver of the van to see if they were okay, and suggested they pull off the road, according to the Centralia Police Department. But then the van left, with significant front end damage, according to police. The damage to the ambulance was very, very minor, Officer Mike Lowrey said.

LOG TRUCK HITS BRIDGE

• A log truck driver was ticketed yesterday for an over-height violation after an incident on westbound Mellen Street beneath Interstate 5. Police were called about 3 p.m., by the driver who reported striking the underpass, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer observed minimal damage, but asked the state Department of Transportation to take a look, according to police.

MORE WARRANT ARRESTS

• Thirty-one people were arrested yesterday for outstanding warrants when law enforcement officers in Lewis County spent the day tracking wanted people down. Twenty-two of them involved misdemeanor warrants and nine of them felony warrants, according to a news release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Participating were the sheriff’s office, police departments in Centralia, Napavine, Toledo and Winlock, as well as officers with the state Department of Corrections. Sheriff Rob Snaza took the opportunity in the news release to praise the partnerships between the various agencies, stating it makes the county a safer place to live. They worked at it for 16 hours and called it Operation Clean Sweep.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

FROZEN GOODS PILFERED

• Centralia police were called about 8:15 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at the 700 block of G Street in which a jar of change, food from the freezer and four cell phones were taken from a residence.

ATTEMPTED MAIL THEFT

Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to the 1200 block of Lum Road where it appeared someone had tried to pry open a set of mailboxes.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

• A logging truck clipped overhead lines at the 3000 block of Galvin Road in Centralia just before noon yesterday, breaking a power pole. The roadway was closed for approximately an hour during the cleanup, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 60-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested yesterday morning for driving under the influence after an individual saw a vehicle strike another car in a parking lot at Safeway in Centralia and then drive away. The witness followed the vehicle up Harrison Avenue to the other side of the freeway, according to the Centralia Police Department. Denise J. Quinonez was then booked into the Lewis County Jail for DUI as well as hit and run, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Prosecutors added a second charge of second-degree theft and a charge of second-degree burglary to the case of the man who is accused of posing as a driver’s license examiner and taking an applicant for a ride last week to the Lucky Eagle Casino. Daniel L. Norby, 47, from Chehalis, was brought before a judge again this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Melissa Bohm charged him Wednesday with first-degree criminal impersonation and also second-degree theft. Prosecutors say he climbed into the vehicle of a man preparing to take his driver’s test at the licensing office on Kresky Avenue, and said he was going to evaluate his driving. For unknown reasons, the two traded coats and when the victim got his coat back, it was missing as much as $1,200 from an inside pocket. Norby was arrested Tuesday at a Centralia motel. Bohm this afternoon told a judge police had booked Norby this morning or yesterday on the additional charges. She declined to say specifically what the new allegations were, saying only that new information was discovered. Norby is being held on $25,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty this afternoon to all four charges. He is represented by court appointed attorney David Arcuri.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, shoplifting, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Updated at 5:23 p.m.

TEEN BOOKED FOR KNIFE INCIDENT

• A 14-year-old girl was arrested yesterday after she allegedly grabbed  kitchen knife during an argument with her older sister and while they fought over it ended up stabbing her. Officers called about 4:10 p.m. to the 600 block of Northwest Quincy Avenue in Chehalis found the 17-year-old with a puncture wound on her upper leg, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was non-life threatening, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. The younger girl was subsequently located and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for second-degree assault, Wilson said. He said he didn’t know what the disagreement was about.

AUTO THEFT

• Police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a white 1991 Honda Civic stolen from the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis. The car has a black hood and a license plate of ATL 3343,  according to the Chehalis Police Department.  It disappeared between midnight and 2 a.m., according to police.

• Centralia police reported this morning a vehicle was stolen yesterday from the 1500 block of Pike Street and was subsequently located by another law enforcement agency; its driver arrested for DUI, according to the Centralia Police Department. However, Amanda B. Smith, 22, of Centralia, was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court only with theft of a motor vehicle. Charging documents allege that while she waited in an acquaintance’s vehicle for a ride home, she found a spare key in the center console and drove away alone. She was stopped on Bunker Creek Road and taken into custody, the documents state. A judge allowed her to be released from jail on a $5,000 signature bond this afternoon.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Tools and a flare gun were taken from a boat while it was parked at a business on the 900 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue, according to a report made to police yesterday. It happened sometime between March 17 and April 6, according to police.

• Someone got into a vehicle parked at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue and attempted to steal the stereo equipment but only got the subwoofer, according to a report made yesterday morning to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, urinating on a tree near a bus stop; responses for disputes, hit and run, misdemeanor assault involving multiple subjects … and more.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue reported to them yesterday. Further details were not readily available.

WALK-IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 2:30 a.m. today by someone on Southwest Second Street who said a male walked into his home and asked if he had a cigarette. He was told to get out, left and couldn’t be found by police, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police responded about 3:25 a.m. today to an attempted vehicle prowl on the 100 block of West Roanoke Street in which the subject was scared away by the alarm that sounded after the window was broken,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested overnight after allegedly punching and breaking the window of a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Brandon M. Webley was issued a citation for third-degree malicious mischief and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday just after 7 a.m. when the window of a moving vehicle was broken out by an unspecified object along the 2700 block of Borst Avenue.

• Someone threw eggs at a residence on the 600 block of E Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

POP, POP, POP

• Chehalis police were called about 12:25 a.m. today when someone heard what sounded like a half dozen gun shots in the area of Southeast Spring Street in Chehalis, but a few hours later when someone heard gunshots on Southwest 16th Street, police were told kids were seen throwing fire crackers, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• A Chehalis woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision yesterday morning in Grays Harbor County that sent her to Capital Medical Center. Danette N. Gardepeesnow, 37, was making a left turn in her Honda Accord from state Route 8 onto state Route 108 in McCleary when she struck a westbound pickup truck, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper responding about 9 a.m. report she was transported to the hospital and cited for failure to grant right of way. Her car was described as totaled.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, disputes, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, possible identity theft … and more.

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Monday, April 27th, 2015

INTRUDER BREAKS WINDOW

• Someone broke into a home on the 100 block of Chapman Road outside Morton sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6:45 p.m. yesterday, apparently taking nothing but breaking a downstairs window, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Police took a report of the theft of medication from the 1100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia on Friday.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 12:20 p.m. yesterday to take a report someone stole money and medication from a vehicle while it was parked at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that sometime between yesterday and today someone broke into a BNSF work vehicle parked at the 100 block of Divot Drive in Chehalis and stole a backpack containing various items including locomotive keys, switch keys, headlamps and a Motorola portable radio as well as a railroad rule book. Whoever it was also disconnected the battery to darken the dome light, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Money was stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the 400 block of North Ash Street during the night, according to a report made to Centralia police on Friday.

GAS MISSING

• Chehalis police were called to a vehicle dealership on the 100 block of Northwest State Avenue on Friday to take a report that someone had stolen fuel from five different vehicles during the previous few days. About a quarter tank was missing from each one, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant around 10 p.m. on Saturday in Centralia. Amber D. Selmer, of Tumwater, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was released from jail as prosecutors chose not to file a criminal charge.

VANDALISM

• An officer took a report from the 400 block of North Ash Street in Centralia on Friday morning regarding someone slashing the tires of a parked vehicle during the night.

• An officer was called about 10 a.m. on Saturday to a business on the 1500 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis after the discovery someone had shot through a window with a BB or pellet gun.

• Centralia police were called about someone “egging” a vehicle yesterday at the 900 block of L Street. An officer was contacted about 11 p.m. on Saturday about the occupants of an older model station wagon throwing eggs at cars parked on the 600 block of K Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ROLLOVER WRECK

• A pair of adults were reportedly unhurt but a 7-year-old child passenger was injured when their Geo Prism ran off U.S. Highway 12 and rolled one mile east of Oakville yesterday evening. Troopers called about 6:35 p.m. report 24-year-old Jessica M. Dawley was driving too fast. All three of the Roy residents were wearing seat belts, according to the Washington State Patrol. Seven-year-old Kaendance C. Griffin was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the state patrol. Dawley was cited for having no valid operators license, according to the investigating trooper. The car was totaled and impounded.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, reckless driving, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, teenagers taking relatives’ vehicles without permission; responses for alarms, forged check, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, pushy women with Christmas ribbon in their hair trying to sell vacuum cleaners door-to-door, apartments evacuated when food burned in microwave … and more.

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Friday, April 24th, 2015

Updated at 4:13 p.m.

WOMAN AND DAD BOTH JAILED FOR ASSAULT

• A 68-year-old Chehalis man and his grown daughter were arrested yesterday afternoon following a family fight. Responding deputies heard varying accounts, including that 35-year-old Linnea M. Weilacher threw unspecified items at her mother, that the father grabbed the daughter by the throat and hair to try to get her out of the house and that the daughter stabbed her father with a crochet hook, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The mom said the daughter only scratched him with it, according to the sheriff’s office. Richard C. Peters, 68, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Weilacher was booked for fourth-degree assault, according to Brown.  Peters was released with no charges filed pending further investigation.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• A pair of 14-year-olds were arrested at Chehalis Middle School yesterday for allegedly having roughly a gram of marijuana in a pill bottle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The boy and the girl were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report of graffiti to  building yesterday at the 600 block of J Street.

CHIMNEY CATCHES FIRE

• Firefighters were called about noon yesterday for a chimney fire at the 300 block of Downing Road in Centralia. The flames were confined to the chimney and the homeowner was advised to get it inspected, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, allowing unauthorized person to drive, driving with suspended license; responses for stolen wallet, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Updated at 12:09 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 11 a.m. yesterday of a vehicle stolen from the 1600 block of North Schueber Road. The missing car is a blue 1995 Buick Regal with a license plate reading 237 UGG, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Police took a report yesterday afternoon of a briefcase stolen from the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called yesterday morning about someone stealing items from an unlocked vehicle at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

PATIO FIRE AT APARTMENT BUILDING

• Centralia firefighters were called about 9:30 a.m. today to an apartment complex about a fire on the patio of a second-floor unit on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. An occupant met the fire engine outside and said it was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Damage was minimal to the patio and siding, according to the fire department. A department public information officer indicates it was accidental due to smoldering, discarded cigarettes in a combustible container.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, harassment, malicious mischief, protection order violation, second-degree domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

LIQUOR THEFT SUSPECT LOCKED UP

• A 32-year-old Castle Rock resident was arrested yesterday in connection with at least two nighttime two break-ins to a grocery store on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in which alcohol was stolen. Centralia police say Mark A. Peltchie was detained in Chehalis as he matched the description of the person who broke a window at Fuller’s Shop ‘N Kart, and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary.

WOMAN IMPLICATED IN THEFT OF “TABLET”

• Police are suggesting charges of burglary and trafficking in stolen property for a 23-year-old Centralia woman who allegedly tried to sell a “tablet” that had recently been stolen in a case associated with the 700 block of North Washington Avenue, Centralia police reported this morning. The suspect was not arrested, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ETHEL ROOF CATCHES FIRE

• An ember from a neighbor’s burn pile ignited the cedar shake roof of a house on the 100 block of Pinkerton Road in Ethel late yesterday afternoon, according to a fire investigator. Firefighters called about 5:45 p.m. extinguished it fairly quickly but an approximately 10-foot by 10-foot section of the roof was burned, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. The neighbor’s burning brush pile was not all that large and was approximately 120 to 150 feet away, Chief Duran McDaniel said. Investigator Ted McCarty said the person doing the burning noticed what happened and went next door to let the neighbor know.

VEHICLE VERSUS TREE

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday after his truck collided with a tree on East Brown Road near Ramsey Road west of Napavine late yesterday afternoon. The truck was totaled, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN HIT AND RUN

• A 77-year-old Onalaska woman escaped serious injury when she was knocked to the ground by a vehicle in the parking lot at Subway in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. Police called about 4:20 p.m. to the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue were told the white pickup truck was backing up slowly and its driver may not have even been aware of what happened, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The truck left and officers are still investigating, according to police.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, underage drinking, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, harassment, misdemeanor theft  … and more.