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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Updated at 8:16 p.m.

JUMPED IN CHEHALIS

• Police are looking for two suspects after they assaulted a 46-year-old Chehalis man on the 400 block of Southwest 13th Street about 4 o’clock yesterday morning. It started as an argument at an earlier gathering elsewhere and the victim had to be seen at the hospital for head and facial injuries, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The pair are wanted for second-degree assault, according to police.

THREATENED IN RANDLE

• A 35-year-old Randle man was arrested after initially hiding in a neighbor’s house on Friday for felony harassment in connection with a report from his girlfriend earlier in the day that he had threatened to shoot her and then shoot himself in the shoulder so he could claim self defense. A deputy learned from Providence Centralia Hospital the day before that a 35-year-old woman had been assaulted on two occasions the week before at the 100 block of Paul Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffry R. Williams was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The case includes a referral for two charges of fourth-degree assault, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

THREATENED IN GLENOMA

• A 48-year-old Glenoma man who was reportedly extremely intoxicated was arrested for allegedly producing a knife during an argument and pointing it at his roommate on Friday evening. Deputies responding about 7:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Fisher Road took Charles W. Olmstead to be medically cleared at the hospital and then booked him into the Lewis County Jail for attempted second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors declined to file that charge.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about a break-in to a shed on the 200 block of Southwest 10th Street where someone stole three marijuana plants.

WALLET LIFTED CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called yesterday evening by an individual who said he’d spent the night at an unspecified location in Centralia and woke up to discover his wallet was missing. The case, associated with the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue, is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MONEY MISSING

• Centralia police were called to a business on South Gold Street yesterday afternoon about suspected theft of a small amount of cash by an employee, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called on Friday evening by an individual about a suspected fraudulent check.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called just after midnight on Saturday after an individual came out of a convenience store on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis and discovered someone had stolen suitcases and briefcases from their vehicle.

• Chehalis police were called to the 400 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue in Chehalis on Friday about an overnight vehicle prowl.

• Someone got inside an unlocked car at the 500 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue in Chehalis during the night and stole a pair of sunglasses and an empty purse, according to a report made to Chehalis police on Friday.

• Chehalis police took a report from the 900 block of South Market Boulevard on Friday of a vehicle prowl that had taken place a couple of days earlier to a work van.

TEEN FLEES POLICE

• A 15-year-old boy who ran off from an officer during an “investigative detention” for suspected drug transactions yesterday afternoon in Centralia is going to find the case referred to juvenile prosecutors for a charge of obstruction, according to the Centralia Police Department. The incident took place near the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue around 1:40 p.m., according to police.

DRUGS

• Officers conducting a sweep of Rotary Riverside Park in Centralia around 9 o’clock yesterday morning for unlawful encampments arrested three homeless individuals. Jackie F. Hamilton, 55, and Timothy P. McCann, 45, were booked into the Lewis County Jail for outstanding warrants and possession of methamphetamine,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Mitchell W. Sinclair, 47, was booked for a warrant, according to police. Prosecutors declined to charge McCann with meth possession.

• A 27-year-old Centralia man picked up on an outstanding warrant on Friday night at the 100 block of Southwest Ninth Avenue in Chehalis was subsequently arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Joshua G. Dagris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A Centralia woman arrested late last year for coercing a girl into giving her oral sex entered into a plea agreement in which she was convicted of four counts of third-degree rape of a child. Chrystal G. Munoz-Rosales was given a five-year sentence but will spend 12 months in jail and the rest of time in a program that includes sexual deviancy treatment, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office. During that time, she’ll be on community custody with the state Department of Corrections, Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead said. The deal was made under the so-called Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative, something that can’t be done if the victim and perpetrator are strangers to each other, according to Halstead. “If she fails out at any point, she’ll got to prison for whatever time is left,” Halstead said. A charge of first-degree rape of a child was dropped, relating to an early allegation an incident occurred when the girl was 9 years old. The investigation began when the Centralia Police Department was given information from Child Protective Services regarding a 16-year-old girl last September. The abuse took place in a shared household, according to prosecutors. No assaultive violence was alleged. Munoz-Rosales pleaded guilty several weeks ago in Lewis County Superior Court and was sentenced on Thursday. Sixty months is the top of the standard sentencing range for the offense, involving a child who is 14 years old or 15 years old. Halstead said the victim agreed with the plea deal if Munoz-Rosales was found eligible for the SSOSA, though changed her mind on Thursday and said she’d like the now 38-year-old woman to spend the entire time locked up. Among the list of criteria Munoz-Rosales had to meet was taking a polygraph to prove there were no other victims, Halstead said. Judge James Lawler also ordered Munoz-Rosales to have no contact with any minors other than her own son.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, trespassing, possession of liquor by minor, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, vandalism, runaway juvenile, parenting plan disagreement, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, loud neighbor music, possibly suicidal person, various unfounded reports, intoxicated man with a prosthetic leg on a bicycle suspected of panhandling … and more.

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Sunday, September 20th, 2015
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CENTRALIA RESIDENTS WAKE UP TO FIRE

• A household of five is displaced after fire broke out in a Centralia home early this morning. Firefighters responding to the 5:50 a.m. call at the 200 block of East Chestnut Street were told the fire was burning in a back bedroom and everyone was outside and accounted for, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Nobody was injured and the majority of the damage was contained to the one room although the rest of the house sustained some smoke damage, according to Capt. Erik Olson. The specific cause is unknown, but firefighters believe it was accidental, according to Olson. The Red Cross is assisting with placement of the residents, Olson indicated. Damage is estimated at $15,000.

DISPUTE

• A 58-year-old man who allegedly picked up a piece of lumber and threatened to hit a person with it last night is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers who responded to the approximately 7 p.m. call at the 1100 block of West Chestnut Street found the suspect had dropped the board and left the area, according to police. The victim was not injured, police indicate.

BAD TOUCHING

• A 45-year-old man who allegedly groped a nurse a Providence Centralia Hospital on Friday morning was arrested for third-degree assault and also possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. David A. Ramirez, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

THEFT

• Someone stole a stop sign from the corner of Main and Buckner streets in Centralia sometime before 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 6:40 a.m. today to a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of East Carson Street in Centralia in which the registration was stolen.

• Police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard where someone had taken a duffel bag containing clothing from the bed of a truck.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 12:03 a.m. today to a dispute in which a car’s window was broken at Gold and Marion streets in Centralia. The case, involving a juvenile male suspect, is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor assault, violation of no-contact order, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, possession of liquor by a minor; responses for misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, vandalism including graffiti on bathroom walls at a tavern … and more.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Updated at 8:08 p.m.

FACEBOOK FIGHTING

• A case involving a 17-year-old girl allegedly threatening a 15-year-old girl via Facebook reported yesterday and associated with the 700 block of South Ash Street in Centralia is being referred to juvenile prosecutors for evaluation of charges, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called just after 9 o’clock last night about a burglary at the 200 block of Southwest 16th Street. Missing were two game systems and some hand tools, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There were no signs of forced entry, but the victim had a suspect in mind, according to police.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called to the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia about 8:15 p.m. yesterday after a burglary was discovered. Sometime during the day, someone forced their way into the residence, according to the Centralia Police Department. Information about what if anything was taken was not available.

• A deputy was called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at the 600 block of Nick Road outside Centralia. Sometime during the previous week or so, someone damaged the back door, went inside and stole jewelry and coins from the victim’s dead mother’s home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy responding to a report of suspicious circumstances at 6 o’clock yesterday morning found two pressure washers and a Honda mower removed from a business at the 3800 block of Harrison Avenue and placed along the roadway. There was damage to the metal storage container from which they were removed, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A search of the area turned up a white Hyundai with switched license plates, according to the sheriff’s office. The car was impounded.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday about a license plate stolen from the 800 block of J Street.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to the 100 block of Northeast Hillside Drive about 7:50 a.m. yesterday after the discovery someone prowled a vehicle in a carport there. Missing was some loose change and pictures, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A wallet and sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the 100 block of Northeast Fair Oaks Terrace in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

AID CALLED FOR SHOPLIFTING

• Police and aid were called to Wal-Mart about 12:30 p.m. yesterday for an unconscious person who had reportedly taken a can of air and been huffing it. The 31-year-old Chehalis woman had allegedly also eaten a package of Ding Dongs off the shelf. She was arrested for inhaling toxic fumes and third-degree theft and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• Deputies who contacted a 41-year-old Chehalis area woman last night, at the request of another police agency, on the 100 block of Bunker Creek Road discovered she had a misdemeanor warrant and then found suspected methamphetamine and marijuana on her, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Elisha K. Garrison was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the Controlled Substances Act and the warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested at his home on Jefferson Street on Wednesday for allegedly previously delivering methamphetamine to a confidential informant and for allegedly cutting a short another exchange when he was alerted he was being watched by police. Saul Silva Rangel had been under investigation by the relatively newly formed Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, according to court papers. When his house was searched, police found a 25 caliber pistol in his closet he said he was holding for a friend. He was charged yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court with delivery of methamphetamine, attempted delivery of methamphetamine and alien in possession of a firearm without an alien firearm license. The amount of drugs or money involved in the alleged incidents is not mentioned in the court papers. Prosecutors asked his bail be set at $20,000 yesterday afternoon. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge her client worked two jobs and has lived at the same address for the past two years with his wife and children and has no felony convictions when she asked for the bail amount be unsecured, but the judge granted prosecutors’ request. His arraignment is next Thursday.

• A now-34-year-old man who was nowhere to be found when sought for questioning two years ago about allegations he inappropriately touched his then-girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter was brought before a judge yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court. Jose M. Lopez-Bueno was booked into the Lewis County Jail the day before on a $50,000 arrest warrant. According to charging documents, a Lewis County sheriff’s detective interviewed the girl at the end of 2013 who told of four instances that had taken place over a period of a few months, including telling the detective her mother’s boyfriend had put his hand down her pants, his fingers into her “private part”. Court documents filed in February 2014 charged Lopez-Bueno with rape of a child in the first degree, an offense with a maximum penalty of life in prison. A document in his court file shows a residence in Curtis. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told a judge yesterday afternoon Lopez-Bueno is currently unemployed, but his wife works, supporting a household of four. Given there is a hold placed on Lopez-Bueno by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, O’Rourke chose not to make any argument about lowering his bail. The judge left it at $50,000. Lopez-Bueno has no prior felonies. His arraignment is next Thursday.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor assault, anti-harassment order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, vandalism, protection order violation, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
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Updated at 3:07 p.m.

ETHEL MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO JUMP FROM BRIDGE

• A deputy talked a man down, a man who had been standing on the railing of a bridge in Onalaska threatening to jump into the river yesterday afternoon. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, it was about 3:20 p.m. when the deputy noticed the subject sitting on the bridge’s rail, at the 100 block of Leonard Road, with a six-pack of beer next to him. The man, subsequently identified as a 45-year-old Ethel resident, reportedly threw a bottle to to the ground, shattering it and when the deputy drove back, the man jumped down and began swinging what was described only as a large metal object toward the deputy. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the deputy waited for backup, and soon the man was standing on the rail preparing to jump. The deputy was able to talk him down, offering him a cigarette to calm him, Brown said. The man however became combative as he was being taken into custody, and being carried to a patrol car and kicked a deputy in the rib and waist, according to Brown. Lynn K. Jorgensen Jr. was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault and for disorderly conduct, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAK-IN AT ELKS CLUB

• A 39-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested yesterday evening after he was allegedly caught inside the former Elks Lodge on the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue. An officer responding about 7:40 p.m. noted some items appeared packaged up to be removed, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Matthew L. Meents was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to police. Prosecutors declined to file charges.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a cable box stolen from the 300 block of South Silver Street.

• Centralia police are investigating the theft of welfare checks, in a case reported yesterday and associated with the 1100 block of West Chestnut Street.

• Centralia police were called yesterday evening to the 800 block of South Pearl Street regarding the theft of mail.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• Police were called to W.F. West High School in Chehalis yesterday after a student was allegedly caught with a glass pipe containing burned suspected marijuana. He was arrested and turned over to a a parent, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OBSERVANT GARBAGE COLLECTOR SAVES HOUSE FROM FIRE

• A garbage truck driver is getting praise from a fire chief after his quick thinking thwarted a house fire in Rochester. Eric Gulbranson was traveling on his route on Southwest 178th Avenue near Jordan Street at about 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday when he spotted smoke coming from behind a home, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Chief Robert Scott. “He goes through a gate and gets a garden hose, and began putting it out,” Scott said. The flames had spread to some brush and a neighbor put a hose on that area, Scott said. When the fire department arrived, they made sure the fire had not extended in the wall space, Scott said. The exterior damage was minimal, according to the chief. “The owners were not home at the time of the fire,” Scott wrote in a Facebook post.  “His quick actions saved the home from further damage.” Scott said it turned out it was the home of a woman who works with Gulbranson at LeMay. The cause was determined to be a cigarette extinguished in a plastic pot, that caused the fibrous material in the potting soil to smolder and eventually melt the pot, Scott said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, drugs, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, restraining order violation; responses for dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, request that officers chase off a man sleeping behind a building  … and more.

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Firefighters examine the area burned from a cigarette put out in potting soil at a Rochester residence. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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CHILD ASSAULT

• Victoria A. Cheney, 44, of Centralia, was arrested yesterday for two counts of second-degree child assault in connection with the discovery at the end of July that two little boys she’d been babysitting sustained multiple injuries including bruises and swelling on much of their bodies, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Cheney was booked in the Lewis County Jail for other offenses as well including witness tampering. Among them is a charge because she allegedly claimed her daughter was to blame for the assault of the toddlers, ages 2 and 3. Cheney’s daughter, 22-year-old Chandra M. Munsey, was arrested on July 23 and charged in Lewis County Superior Court with two counts of second-degree child assault, but prosecutors dropped the charges against her. Cheney is being held on $100,000 bail.

PARENT ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called about 5:50 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Washington Avenue where a 14-year-old girl allegedly tried to stab a parent with a pen. The girl was arrested for second-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN MOSSYROCK

• Deputies responding about 10 o’clock last night to an alarm activation at the 100 block of Jerrells Road outside of Mossyrock found  37-year-old local man in a a travel trailer. When they tried to take him into custody, he was reportedly uncooperative and after being stunned with a Taser, ran off down the driveway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Eventually James W. McMillion II, from Mossyrock, was located hiding under a bed at his home, according to the sheriff’s office. Shirts, a flashlight, a knife and lighters had been stolen from the trailer, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. McMillion was booked into the Lewis County jail for burglary and resisting arrest, Brown said.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about a burglary at a vacant house on the 200 block of Southwest Riverside Drive yesterday afternoon. A door was kicked in but there was nothing of real value inside to be taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that sometime during the past two or so days someone broke into an outbuilding on the 2300 block of Lincoln Creek Road outside Centralia and stole two Stihl chainsaws, with an estimated loss of $1,000.

MISSING MEDS

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon regarding a handful of missing prescription pills from a residence on the 1700 block of South Market Boulevard.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report yesterday  from the the 3000 block of Borst Avenue regarding the unauthorized use of a credit card.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 9:10 a.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Alder Street about a vehicle prowl that occurred during the night. The vehicle had been locked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday about an overnight vehicle prowl at the 1300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue. It had accidentally been left unlocked, but nothing seemed to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Four thousand dollars cash plus a bank card were among the items stolen from a vehicle parked near the owner residence on the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court in Chehalis, according to a report made to police at 7:30 yesterday morning.

DRUGS

• An incoming client at a drug and alcohol treatment program who allegedly brought methamphetamine with him was arrested last night in Chehalis. An officer was called to the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue and subsequently booked  Brad L. Reynolds, 44, of Bremerton, into the Lewis County Jail for possession of meth, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 52-year-old man wanted for allegedly kicking in the door to a business on the 1200 block of Long Road in Centralia on Monday evening was arrested yesterday afternoon and found to have suspected methamphetamine on him. William F. Eberle, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, malicious mischief, obstruction and possession of meth, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

LOST AND FOUND

• A pair of horses turned up yesterday morning in the yard 50-year-old man, west of Chehalis at the 100 block of Urquhart Road. The sheriff’s office believes they may have come from Brown Road East, given a trail of horse manure. One is gray, one is black, they were shoeless and hadn’t had hoof trims for awhile, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The animals were impounded and being held at the Chehalis Livestock Market in hopes the owner can be identified, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, anti-harassment order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, barking neighbor dog … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
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UPSET BIKER SOUGHT BY POLICE

• A man apparently angry that a motorist “almost killed him” on his bike allegedly kicked in a door to a business on Long Road in Centralia late yesterday afternoon, but took off before police arrived. Centralia police who happened to be in the area of the 1200 block of Long Road at the time of the approximately 5:20 p.m. 911 call got into a short foot pursuit with a suspect, but lost sight of him, according to the Centralia Police Department. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said it learned the individual who told employees his name was looking for keys to the offending large black truck, inside Lexar Homes. Officers and a Chehalis police dog searched the area without success, and contact at the man’s home at the nearby Peppertree RV Park was attempted, according to the sheriff’s office. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of burglary, as law enforcement keeps an eye out for 52-year-old William F. Eberle, according to authorities.

MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN BUCODA BAT ATTACK

The Olympian reports a baseball bat wielding Thurston County man who assaulted another man in Bucoda last month was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday in Thurston County Superior Court. News reporter Andy Hobbs writes that Travis J. Ritzenthaler, 28, was arrested three days after the Aug. 1 incident that left the victim with numerous injuries including a broken nose, skull and cheek fractures.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

• Chehalis police called just after 8 p.m. yesterday regarding a group of teens on foot cussing and fighting at Cascade Avenue near Second Street ended up arresting three 15-year-old boys for minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol. They were then released pending court, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Morton police responded twice on Sunday to reports of tires slashed on vehicles. An officer responding to he first incident just before 2 a.m. at the 200 block of Main Street spotted three juveniles who ran down a street when they saw the officer, according to the Morton Police Department. The second instance was reported at 5 p.m. the same day at the the 200 block of Division Street, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, receipt of counterfeit bill, assistance with suicidal person, somebody sleeping in a vehicle … and more.

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2015
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SEXUAL ASSAULT

• A 25-year-old Vader resident was arrested for third-degree rape after deputies were called early yesterday morning about an incident that allegedly occurred on Stoddard Road in Doty where he was house sitting. A 21-year-old woman said he came into a room where she was sleeping and forced sexual contact upon her even though she told him no, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The woman told a deputy they had met a couple months prior on a dating website but no intimate relationship had developed and they were just friends hanging out, according to the sheriff’s office. She said she stayed over because she’d had a couple of drinks and smoked marijuana, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. A search warrant was served at the residence where a loaded rifle was observed hanging on the wall of the bedroom where the alleged incident took place, so the suspect was also arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, as he has a previous felony conviction, Brown said. Jeremy R. Elliott was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 54-year-old Vader man was arrested for allegedly hitting his roommate on the hand with a two by four and dragging her by the neck for approximately 30 yards on Friday night. The 29-year-old escaped to a neighbor’s, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was Douglas E. Heller, the suspect, who phoned 911 at about 7 p.m. to the 200 block of Westside Highway, saying his roommate had damaged his car and his phone, according to the sheriff’s office. Heller was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for an unspecified medical issue and not immediately booked into jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said he was arrested for third-degree assault and released from custody because he was admitted to the hospital.

KIDS ACCUSED OF STEALING PHONE

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 1:30 a.m. call today from an individual who said he was standing on a sidewalk about to use his cell phone when three teenagers ran up to him, grabbed the phone and took off running. It happened in the area of the 600 block of West Main Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspects were described as a female dressed all in black, one male with a red hood and the other male wearing a black T-shirt, according to police.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Police were called at 7:30 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at the 1000 block of Southwest 20th Street in Chehalis. The resident said she was away from her apartment for 20 to 30 minutes – with the front door locked – and returned to find items moved and some prescription medication missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-IN WINLOCK

• A Winlock resident called the sheriff’s office to report that someone came into her home on the 400 block of North Military Road and stole her daughter’s purse and approximately $40. It happened sometime between Thursday and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called at 9 o’clock yesterday morning to the 100 block of Southwest 11th Street where a 2002 Pontiac van which had been locked and parked at a residence disappeared. It is white, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police say an officer was called about the shoplifting of a car stereo at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday from the 200 block of South Pearl Street. A suspect was identified and a summons will be issued to the 22-year-old suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR TRASHED

• Someone vandalized a car at White Pass High School in Randle on Saturday, slashing its tires and destroying its windows, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The damage to the 2003 Toyota Matrix is listed at $800, according to the sheriff’s office. There are persons of interest in the case, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, panhandling, trespassing, abandoned cats, suspicious circumstances; complaint of noisy neighbor rooster, neighbor riding dirt bike without a helmet … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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NOISY NEIGHBOR MUSIC

• A 44-year-old man who allegedly was belligerent and uncooperative when police came to talk with him about his loud music in Centralia yesterday found himself jailed. Officers responded about 4:15 p.m. to the 100 block of North Buckner Street for a compliant and when it became obvious the resident wasn’t going to turn the music down, they issued an infraction for violating the noise ordinance and then left, according to the Centralia Police Department. Then they got several more calls from neighbors who said as soon as officers departed, the music was back on even louder, according to police. Officers returned and arrested Enrique S. Lopez, 44, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for violating the noise ordinance.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• After getting a 911 call last night from a female who said her boyfriend assaulted her but couldn’t say exactly where she was, officers were able to track her down by landmarks she named, according to the Centralia Police Department. Aid was summoned after the approximately 10 p.m. call and the victim was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to police. Officers subsequently located the suspect, Douglas M. Martin, in the woods a few hundred yards south of the Mellen Street park and ride, according to police. Martin was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault.

• A parental dispute in Centralia late yesterday afternoon ended with police requesting a summons for a 30-year-old man for a charge of fourth-degree assault. The father allegedly grabbed the mother of their child by the arm to move her out of the way so he could take their child, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers initially were called about 5:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue for a hysterical woman claiming her child was taken by the dad, according to police. However, officers learned the dad had custody and the mom was refusing to give the child up when a visitation was over, according to police. The father when contacted denied any assault, police reported this morning.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon of the theft of jewelry from an antique store on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue.

COLLISION

• A motorcyclist was injured when he attempted to pass a car at the same time as it turned left off U.S. Highway 12 just west of Salkum yesterday morning. Troopers called about 10:50 a.m. found the motorcycle collided with a Hyundai Sonata driven by a 48-year-old Onalaska woman, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was unhurt, according to the state patrol, but David L. Sexton, 63, from Mossyrock, was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The wreck is blamed on improper passing, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for obstructing, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for shoplifting, malicious mischief … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 11th, 2015
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ARSON

• A car found burning on a logging road west of Centralia last night appears to have been intentionally set on fire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters and deputies responded to the approximately 8 p.m. incident described as off the 1500 block of Lincoln Creek Road. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Dusty Breen said the stolen 1996 Honda Accord was destroyed. It belonged to a 42-year-old Centralia man, Breen said. The fire didn’t begin in the engine compartment, but started in the interior of the car, according to Breen.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 3 :15 p.m. yesterday about a pickup truck stolen from the 100 block of Northeast Hampe Way.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Sometime between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. yesterday, someone got into a vehicle parked outside a residence on the 200 block of Brockway Road west of Chehalis and made off with a 45 caliber handgun and its leather holster, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

OTHER THEFT

• Someone stole a power saw from the 900 block of G Street in Centralia, according to  report made to police just after 6 a.m. today.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor assault; responses for dispute, disturbance, misdemeanor theft, loud neighbor music, graffiti discovered on a fence; dog left alone in a presumably too-hot vehicle, homeless man sitting on bench near ATM asking people for money … and more.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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Updated at 2 p.m.

POLICE: METH INVOLVED IN POLICE PURSUIT OF ATV

• Thurston County deputies assisted when an ATV fled police  last night at the 1100 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia and headed out Old Highway 99 and then onto Interstate 5. The attempted traffic stop began about 6:44 p.m. for unspecified reasons. Thirty-one-year-old Taleana J. Wilson was apprehended on southbound I-5, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police report she was in possession of suspected methamphetamine. The Centralia woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony eluding and possession of meth, according to police.

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY VICTIMIZED BY THIEF

• Someone pried open an enclosed trailer belonging to Conway Construction in Randle and basically emptied it of approximately $10,000 worth of tools and equipment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The theft from the 10,000 block of U.S. Highway 12 occurred over Labor Day weekend and among the missing property is a gravel compactor, according to the sheriff’s office.

“CUSTOMERS” DIG INTO CASH REGISTER

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by a business in the Twin City Town Center when it discovered by reviewing surveillance video that two strangers had walked in the afternoon before, approached a cash register, opened it up and left with money. It happened at Grocery Outlet on Northwest Louisiana Avenue at about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, while the store was open, according to the Chehalis Police Department. That cash was missing was learned when the till didn’t balance, and then they took a look at the video, according to police. The only description of the thieves are two black males, both wearing hats and white T-shirts, one in dark shorts and the other in jeans, police said. The loss is about $160, according to police.

VIRTUAL TRAFFICKING OF STOLEN PROPERTY

• A 23-year-old Centralia resident who allegedly used her phone to take a picture of her mother’s credit card and shared the image with its information on Facebook was arrested for second-degree theft and trafficking in stolen property, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. A deputy was called to the mother’s Centralia home on Tuesday to take a report and subsequently contacted Kayla M. Burleson in the Lewis County Jail – where she was booked for unspecified reasons the day before, according to the sheriff’s office. Burleson reportedly didn’t recall showing the photo to anyone.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to a restaurant parking lot on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue where an individual came out to discover his car was stolen. He said the keys were in the unlocked red 1994 Pontiac Bonneville, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The car later was recovered in Pacific County, according to police.

• A black 1990 Mazda B2200 was reported stolen just before 1 o’clock this morning from the 1000 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police took a report of graffiti left on a building at the 1200 block of West First Street in Centralia yesterday morning.

• An officer took a report of graffiti put on a building at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning.

• Police took a report of graffiti found on a trailer at Main and Yew streets in Centralia yesterday morning.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, 17-year-old booked – for third-degree malicious mischief – for allegedly kicking a dent into his mother’s vehicle during a dispute; responses for dispute, panhandling, misdemeanor theft, illegal dumping, violation of court order, possibly stolen moped; request for help retrieving kitten from a storm drain … and more.

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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LOOT INCLUDES COW ART

• Deputies took a report from a 55-year-old Centralia man yesterday afternoon that someone burglarized his residence stealing a 60-inch flat screen television, a floor jack and three paintings of cows – as well as his pickup truck. Neighbors think they heard the gray 2005 Ford F350 start up at about 8 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss from the 100 block of Northridge Road outside Centralia is estimated at $15,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

MAIL THEFT FRAUD

• Chehalis police reported yesterday that an individual contacted them from the 200 block of Southwest 13th Street on Friday following the discovery a check was stolen from their mailbox and cashed in the amount of $1,500. The situation is being looked into further, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OTHER FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday by a victim regarding fraudulent use of their social security number, in a case associated with the 2200 block of Cooks Hill Road.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A tool box and tools were stolen from  a truck at the 900 block of Spring Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after noon time yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart about 6:25 p.m. on Monday by an individual who said they returned to their vehicle after about 20 minutes of shopping to discover a bicycle had been taken from the back of their truck.

PORCH PROWLING

• Someone stole green and blue bulbs from a light fixture on a porch at the 800 block of Southwest William Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Sunday.

KIDS ALONE IN CAR

• A 30-year-old Chehalis resident was issued a citation for reportedly leaving an 11-year-old alone with two children in car seats inside a vehicle in the parking lot at Safeway on South Market Boulevard late Friday afternoon. The city’s ordinance says under 12 is too young for a child to be left unattended in a vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

COLLISIONS

• Centralia police responded yesterday about 5:45 p.m. to a vehicle that collided with a tree at Third and K streets.

• A 53-year-old man was arrested after allegedly running into a power pole about 9:30 p.m. yesterday at the 400 block of Leonard Road in Onalaska, knocking it down and leaving the area. Robert W. Clark, of Onalaska, was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence as well as hit and run, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 2004 Chevrolet 2500 truck was described as totaled. Clark 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, no contact order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, collision on city street  … and more.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 8:25 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Pike Street where someone had broken into a garage and stole electrical wire.

CHASING LIVESTOCK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a deputy issued an infraction to an Onalaska woman for prohibited activities by animals after being called on Friday afternoon to the 100 block of McCann Road about three pit bull mix dogs chasing horses. A 15-year-old Appaloosa sustained a wound on her right rear leg from either a bite or from getting clawed, according to the sheriff’s office. Danielle M. Toft, 22, acknowledged she’d been warned before about her dogs running loose, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

TRAFFIC STOP: PASSENGER TRYING TO HIDE GUN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Winlock on Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old Portland resident for allegedly carrying a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a license, while being a convicted felon. A deputy pulled over the northbound vehicle about 11 p.m. and noticed the passenger was keeping his back to the door while retrieving his wallet, and then spotted part of a black semi-automatic pistol in the door handle, according to the sheriff’s office. Zachary L. Hubbert was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The driver, Ahna G. Cobb, 25, of Portland, was arrested and booked for driving under the influence, Brown said.

DRUGS

• A 19-year-old picked up yesterday evening for a warrant in Centralia was then also arrested for possession of marijuana by a minor. Zachory J. Schultz was contacted by an officer at the 1500 block of North Schueber Road and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION FOLLOWUP

•  The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning the 28-year-old Winlock man who rolled his car at the 200 block of Hamilton Road north of Napavine on Friday night failed to negotiate a southbound curve. His Subaru Impreza was totaled and he was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious head injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, possession of liquor by a minor, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, collision on county road, possible suicidal person … and more.

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Monday, September 7th, 2015
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TWO DEAD IN HIGHWAY 12 WRECK

• Two people are dead and one is critically injured following a multi-vehicle wreck this morning about seven miles east of Randle. Troopers and aid were called around 10 a.m. to the scene on U.S. Highway 12 near Cascade Peaks Campground, according to the Washington State Patrol. State Patrol Sgt. Mike Cournyer said it involved a semi truck, a passenger car and a pickup truck pulling a camp trailer. The highway has been closed in both directions all day, with a detour in place, but tow trucks are at the scene now and it could be cleared in the next 30 minutes, Cournyer said. Of the six people involved, two were not hurt and one was taken to Morton General Hospital with a minor injury, according to Cournyer. The critically injured person was taken to Tacoma General Hospital, he said. A dog died as well, he said. More information should be available later.

OTHER COLLISIONS

• Morton officers were called at 2 p.m. on Saturday to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Second Street and Main Avenue. A motorcycle failed to yield to oncoming traffic, according to the Morton Police Department. No one was seriously injured, according to police.

• At 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a motorcycle versus pickup wreck in the 400 block of Second Street in Morton. The driver of a motorcycle was taken to Morton General Hospital for medical treatment, according to the Morton Police Department. The accident is under investigation.

THEFT

• Police were called to the wastewater treatment plant on the 3000 block of U.S. Highway 12 last Tuesday regarding “some things taken from the site.” Police are still waiting for the estimated dollar loss, according to the Morton Police Department.

CHILD EXPLOITATION

• KOMOnews.com reports a 66-year-old Centralia man was among nine people arrested during an undercover operation in Kitsap County in which subjects responding to online ads traveled to agreed locations for meetings, with an interest in sexual exploitation of children. The individuals, none of which had any prior felony convictions, were arrested and charged with either sexual abuse of a child, possession of child pornography or sexual exploitation of a child, according to KOMOnews.com. Authorities say the operation generated hundreds of responses. The sting was a collaborative effort involving  the WSP’s Criminal Investigative Division, Investigative Assistance Division, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigations and Kitsap County Prosecutors.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for alarm, dispute … and more.

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015
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ASSAULT NEAR BAR

• Centralia police responding about 2:15 a.m. today to a report of an assault near a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue found a man lying in the bushes; witnesses said he had been punched and was highly intoxicated. Aid was called and the victim was transported to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital,  according to the Centralia Police Department. The incident is being investigated, according to police.

COMPUTER USE INVESTIGATION

• Centralia police say they were dispatched yesterday afternoon to a report of possible child pornography being viewed on a public computer at the 100 block of South Silver Street. Detectives will be following up,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLISION

• Two people were injured when a car and pickup truck hauling a horse trailer collided yesterday on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Packwood. Troopers called about 9:20 a.m. found a Buick Lasabre driving by a Glenoma woman was traveling westbound and making a lefthand turn when it was hit by the eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a Curtis man. Randall L. Meyn, 56, was not hurt, but his 19-year-old passenger was, according to the Washington State Patrol. Transported to Morton General Hospital were Nicole J. Marsyla, 19, from Winlock, and Amber T. Cuff, 39, of Glenoma, according to the state patrol. The wreck was blamed on failure to yield. Cuff’s 1002 Buick was described as totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, driving under the influence, protection order violation, driving with suspended license … and more.

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Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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THEFT

• Somebody stole two walkers from in front of a home on the 2500 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police arrested a 26-year-old who allegedly tried to flee on a bicycle after a vehicle prowl around 3 o’clock this morning at the 200 block of East Summa Street. Robert L. Huey was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called yesterday to the 700 block of J Street in Centralia about a vehicle prowl in which the stereo was taken.

COLLISION

• Firefighters called at 9:15 p.m. yesterday to a rollover accident north of Napavine found a vehicle on its top with one male trapped inside. Both lanes at the scene at the 200 block of Hamilton Road were shut down for the rescue and the investigation, according to Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue. Firefighter Maria Kennedy indicates the patient was transported priority to Providence Centralia Hospital where he was stabilized and then immediately airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was in critical condition, according to Kennedy. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol are investigating, she said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for protection order violation, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Friday, September 4th, 2015
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ARGUMENT WITH GUNSHOTS LEADS TO JAIL

• A 62-year-old Randle man who allegedly fired a pistol during a dispute over money with his former roommate and then threatened a neighbor with the gun was arrested yesterday and booked into the Lewis County Jail. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident occurred at Richard E. Gatlin’s residence on the 9500 block of U.S. Highway 12 at around 4:35 p.m. Deputies, assisted by the Washington State Patrol, arrived to learn the 28-year-old victim had fled, fearing he was going to be killed, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said when a 53-year-old neighbor woman began yelling at Gatlin, he allegedly pointed the gun in her face and fired a round near her feet. Gatlin was taken into custody for two counts of first-degree assault, Brown said. No injuries were reported.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from a vehicle rental agency that a truck had been stolen off of their lot  on the 100 block of South Gold Street and was wrecked but recovered just outside of the city limits. The investigation is continuing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SUSPECTED PROWLER

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Avenue for what appeared to be an attempted burglary of a shop. The owner found a rod by the door and tool marks that suggested someone tried to get inside, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police responded to a 7 a.m. call today to the 500 block of Southwest Parkland Drive where someone had stolen two bicycles as well as the rack that was holding them on the rear of a van. The loss is estimated at $1,900, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police responding a to a disturbance just after 7 p.m. yesterday at the 100 block of West Plum Street arrested a 44-year-old man for possession of a controlled substance and and outstanding warrant. James M. Mihalcin was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police report they arrested a 34-year-old individual at the same time for warrants.

FREEWAY WRECK INJURES FOUR YOUNG PEOPLE

• An unlicensed and drunken teenage driver along with his three passengers were injured in a rollover wreck overnight on Interstate 5 near Winlock, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called about 2:30 a.m. to the southbound lanes near milepost 63 found the Ford Explorer had come to rest right side up in the median, according to the state patrol. The 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released, and an 18-year-old male were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. A 15-year-old girl was released to her mother at the scene and a 20-year-old male declined aid, according to the state patrol.  The vehicle was totaled and impounded and the driver is facing charges including driving under the influence and child endangerment. They are all from Burien.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, hit and run, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor assault, a warning for panhandling,  misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
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AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 9:15 a.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Central Boulevard where a white 1994 Volvo had been stolen.

MISSING PICNIC TABLE

• A picnic table was stolen during the night from the 600 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

MISSING MEDS

• Centralia police took a report from the 1400 block of Johnson Road yesterday regarding stolen medication. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called at 3 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Latona Street where someone had broken out the a window on a parked truck and stole unspecified items.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, protection order violation; responses for hit and run, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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DOMESTIC ASSAULT GLENOMA

• A 50-year-old man was arrested last night after allegedly beating his girlfriend and choking her from behind until she nearly passed out. A deputy met with the victim and the suspect yesterday evening at Belcher Road in Glenoma to follow up on a dispute from the night before, and found she had bruises including on her arms and forehead, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Clifford R. Daniel, of Glenoma, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

COMMOTION AT HARDWARE STORE

• Chehalis police were called just after 10 p.m. yesterday by a female who was concerned her father had left home with a handgun and headed to a Chehalis residence on McFadden Avenue after reportedly getting beat up at a bar. Officers eventually located the 46-year-old man – who may have been drinking – at Ace Hardware on South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “Police ordered him to the ground, he didn’t comply, so he was tased,” detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said. The 46-year-old fell backwards and ended up with a big cut on the back of his head, according to Chehalis Fire Department. Because the Taser had been deployed into his back, the fall pushed the barbs farther in, and they need to be removed at the hospital, Fire Capt. Ted McCarty said. Sgt. Wilson said this morning no gun was found, the man was not taken into custody and police are still sorting out what may have occurred earlier regarding an assault.

COMMOTION IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police arrested a 64-year-old man last night at the 1300 block of Rose Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Officers say Gerald D. Warner fled into his home and barricaded the door, but was eventually taken into custody, with an additional count of resisting arrest for trying to avoid getting arrested.

COMMOTION AT WAL-MART

• Police responded about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to reports of a man with a rifle slung across his back wandering through the parking lot at Wal-Mart and believed to be looking into vehicles. His reported behavior caused great concern, but it turned out to be nothing criminal, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Arriving officers ordered the man to the ground and once they secured his weapon, and got his side of the story they let him go, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. He was looking for his own vehicle, which someone else had parked, Wilson said. And he had his muzzle loader with him because he’d brought it to Wal-Mart to see about getting it repaired, he said.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to the 2500 block of Kresky Avenue where someone had broken into the vacant Elks club building. A window was broken and a lot of vandalism done inside including spray painting, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called to the 1300 block of Sunset Way in Centralia late yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of documents.

• Centralia police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday about the theft of mail from the 1900 block of Ahlers Avenue.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, protection order violation; responses for alarm, suicide attempt,  suspicious circumstances, car nearly running another motorist off the road … and more.

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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.

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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.