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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Stolen car recovered and two arrested near Big Hanaford and Downing roads outside Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Aaron Towman

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CENTRALIA CAR CHASE ENDS AT RIVER

• Two were arrested after a police pursuit overnight that ended near Schaeffer Park outside Centralia when an officer used a patrol car to disable the fleeing vehicle. Both occupants ran but were apprehended nearby, with one of them first trying to get away via the Skookumchuck River, according to the Centralia Police Department. It began around 1 a.m. at the 2400 block of Borst Avenue when police tried to pull over an erratic vehicle which had been involved in two prior reckless driving hit and run incidents, according to police. The driver, Damen J. Kroll, 24 of Centralia, was arrested for eluding, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, police report. Passenger Matthew M. Morris, 21 of Chehalis, at first jumped into the water, but gave up quickly when he discovered how cold the river was, according to police. Morris was arrested for obstruction. The car turned out to be stolen; it’s owner called police after waking up and discovering it was gone, police said. Both men were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ROCHESTER FIRE: TIMING IS EVERYTHING

• Members of three fire departments responded yesterday afternoon when a Rochester area resident who’d arrived home only about 15 minutes earlier spotted smoke inside her single-story house. West Thurston Regional Fire Authority called at 4 p.m. to the 10,800 block of Independence Road found fire burning in a wall next to the chimney, spreading up into the attic and down to below the floor, Chief Robert Scott said. Crews tore out some kitchen cabinetry, cut a hole in the roof and extinguished the blaze, he said.  Scott said she’d had fire in her wood stove earlier that morning. He said the brick chimney in the fairly older home was butted up against the tongue-and-groove wall boards, which ignited from the heat. The smoke damage was limited as many of her interior doors were left closed, he said. She is staying is staying with family in the area, according to the chief. It’s a road that just a few days ago that was covered by about 18 inches of flowing water, according to Scott. Had it not yet receded, responders would have had to take a longer route, he said. “Another five or six minutes burning unchecked, this would have been an entirely different story,” Scott said.

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

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Friday, February 21st, 2014

DISAGREEMENT ON ROADWAY ERUPTS WITH PEPPER SPRAY

• A pair of feuding motorists ended up getting talked to by police  yesterday morning after their rolling argument included a pause to exchange words in Chehalis and one was sprayed with a Mace-like substance. It happened around 9:30 a.m. beginning with some sort of driving incident outside the city and the two males followed each other finally stopping side by side near Boistfort Street and Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “One brought out his little chemical spray and took a snap at him,” detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. The sprayee called 911. It was a minimal amount and didn’t get in his eyes or anything, Wilson said. The sprayee subsequently decided he didn’t want to press it, so nobody was arrested, according to Wilson. The other driver was contacted and told it was not acceptable behavior, he said. “Fortunately, there were no firearms involved in this,” he said.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 9 a.m. yesterday of a black Honda vanishing during the night from the 1000 block of H Street. The car was subsequently located abandoned after an accident in Grays Harbor County by a trooper, according to Centralia Police Department.

SHED BURGLARY

• An officer was called to the 600 block of Dobson Court in Chehalis on Wednesday morning and took a report of tools stolen from a shed sometime during the previous week, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police responded to the 400 block of North Gold Street about 8:45 a.m. yesterday regarding vehicles at a business which had been broken into.

DRUGS

• A 15-year-old girl was suspended and a case referred to prosecutors for a charging decision after an officer was called to W.F. West High School on Wednesday about a suspected meth pipe found in a school locker, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PLAYING WITH FIRE

• An officer was called to W.F. West High School about 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday where a 15-year-old Olympia girl had allegedly lit a piece of paper on fire in the restroom. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of reckless burning, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DOGS SHOT BY DEPUTY IN ROCHESTER

The Olympian reports a deputy shot and killed two pit bulls in Rochester yesterday afternoon after reports of a chicken killing and a resident being blocked from leaving her home at Cinnamon Court and then an attack on a dog and its 38-year-old owner on Loganberry Street. News reporter Andy Hobbs writes the two were located on the porch of a house in the 5400 block of 189th Avenue Southwest at about 3:15 p.m. and the deputy fired in self defense when the animals charged.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, misdemeanor assaults, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, non-injury collisions … and more.

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014

DRIVER OF ABANDONED JEEP ARRESTED

• The motorist who slid off Bunker Creek Road yesterday morning and got a ride to work, leaving her Jeep Cherokee partially submerged in a creek was arrested for third-degree driving with a suspended license as well as hit and run with property damage. Deputies and the fire department responded about 7:30 a.m. to the scene, and spent quite a bit of time trying to find and rescue any possible victims, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She should have called and reported it, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. “You’ve got people in the water, worried about her, a halfway submerged vehicle, firefighters jumping in trying to see if she’s in there,” Snaza said. “You know, taking all these life saving measures, and she’s at her workplace and didn’t think to call.” Elyse A. Skeen, 55, of Chehalis, who was located finally at the Adna store, had slid on black ice, according to responders. “When asked why she didn’t call, she said she just didn’t,” Snaza said. The damage portion of her alleged offense was to a culvert, according to Snaza. Skeen was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Her vehicle, which had come to rest on its driver’s side in four to six feet of water in Prairie Creek sustained major front end damage and was impounded.

BREAK-INS AND THEFT

• Centralia police say a 34-year-old Toledo man was arrested about 12:30 a.m. today after he was identified as being the person inside a storage unit at the 1100 block of Brotherson Road trying to steal property. Joshua J. Williams, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of South Pearl Street about a burglary to a residence. Officer have possible suspect information and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone stole more than $1,000 worth of equipment from a boat parked at the 100 block of Boshart Lane near Mossyrock during a nighttime prowling incident, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. A deputy responded yesterday and learned someone came onto the property around 4 a.m. on Tuesday and left with a flare gun, a depth finder, a two-way marine radio and four fishing poles with reels, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday in connection with an ongoing trafficking stolen property case and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine when he was detained, according to the Centralia Police Department. Eric J. Bates, contacted just before 2 p.m. at the 2600 block of North Pearl Street, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

WIRING BLAMED FOR HOUSE FIRE

• The source of the fire that broke out in an Onalaska home last home last week turned out to be a short in an electrical outlet in an upstairs bedroom. Crews called on the evening of Feb. 12 to the two-story house at the 1800 block of state Route 508 found most of the damage in between the ceiling on the first floor and the floor of the upper level, according to the fire chief. The owner was away. Fire Investigator Jay Birley said he was able to track down the owner fairly quickly; he has a second home in another state, he said. The wiring in the master bedroom outlet had begun smoldering and ignited the blaze, according to Birley. He estimated the loss at about $25,000.

COLLISION

• A 52-year-old Chehalis woman was hospitalized after a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 just north of Napavine yesterday. It happened around 1 p.m. when there was quite a bit of hail on the ground, according to responders. Troopers called to the northbound lanes near milepost 74 learned a pickup truck slowed for traffic and Julie A. Chavez’s Ford Focus ran into its rear end. Both vehicles had to be towed and Chavez, 52, was transported to providence Centralia Hospital because of potential serious injuries, according to responders. She was to be cited for following too closely, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

RESCUE ATTEMPT YIELDS NO DRIVER

• Responders were called out about 7:30 this morning to a creek west of Chehalis where a Jeep was discovered on it side in four to six feet of water. Finding nobody inside after breaking out a window, a search was conducted for any victims, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Deputies had reason to believe there was somebody inside and the owner’s friends and family didn’t know where she was, the sheriff’s office said. Initially they were told she didn’t show up for work, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Steve Aust said. It happened at the 1200 block of Bunker Creek Road just north of Stearns Hill Road, according to Firefighter Terry Ternan, one of the responders who waded into Prairie Creek. The driver was subsequently located at her workplace in Adna, having somehow gotten herself out, Ternan said. Aust said it turned out she’d slid on black ice and gone into the water, then flagged someone down to get a ride, without notifying anyone of what occurred.

FIGHTS WITH KNIVES

• A 21-year-old Centralia man sustained a minor cut on his hand and was arrested for second-degree assault after a dispute at the 2600 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia on Sunday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 7:30 p.m. was told Dylan T. Danforth displayed a knife toward his mother’s boyfriend but it was taken away from him and nobody else was injured, Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Danforth was booked into the Lewis County Jail but has been released without charges pending further investigation.

• Chehalis police yesterday said they were investigating an incident from about 2 p.m. on Friday in which during a dispute over a vehicle a male pulled out a knife and made a threat. it happened in the area of Southwest Sixth Street and McFadden Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Nobody was injured, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

PHYSICAL DISPUTE

• A 31-year-old Packwood man was arrested following a Friday morning incident in which he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend who was trying to leave their home during an argument and carried her back inside. Patrick D. Detwiler was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful imprisonment but is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

• Police were called about 5:50 p.m. on Friday to Wal-Mart in Chehalis where an unhappy customer allegedly turned his motorized shopping cart around striking an employee. Larry D. Jones, 68, of Centralia, was arrested for misdemeanor assault and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

• A 26-year-old Centralia area man was arrested early on Monday morning for second-degree rape in connection with an encounter with an acquaintance who was at his home early last week. A report was made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust. Aust said Jonathan B. Charley was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DRUGS

• Samantha J. Estep, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a small ziplock baggie containing the suspected substance was found as she was being booked into the Lewis County Jail early yesterday on a warrant, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday they were interested in a maroon mid1990s Dodge pickup with a matching canopy which was seen in the area of the 700 block of Independence Road outside Centralia around the time five aluminum wheels, 20 gallons of diesel and two brass gas caps were stolen. The theft was reported about 5 p.m. Thursday and had occurred sometime in the previous four days, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A yellow 1979 Toyota pickup was stolen from the area of South Schueber Road and state Route 6 sometime between 8 a.m. on Feb. 10 and 5 p.m. on Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. It has a license plate reading B6783P, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday regarding the theft of copper being stolen from one scrap metal dealer and sold to another. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report from the 2000 block of Johnson Road on Monday regarding the theft of a solar powered real estate sign.

• Centralia police were called about 9 p.m. on Monday regarding the theft of a purse from a shopping cart at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

INTRUDERS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a deputy took a report of someone entering a residence last week on the 300 block of Manner Road west of Centralia and toppling a refrigerator as well as damaging a toilet and some sheetrock. It happened sometime between 11 p.m. last Wednesday and noon the following day, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

• Morton police reported yesterday an officer found a garage door ajar but nobody inside when responding to an alarm about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at a residence on the 100 block of Adams Avenue.

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 8 p.m. on Monday for reportedly breaking into an empty home to live at the 400 block of North Rock Street in Centralia. Travis C. Harris  was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department, but has been released without charges pending further investigation. Elizabeth J. Bowman, 30, of Centralia, was arrested during the same incident for criminal trespass, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disputes, suspicious circumstances, possibly forged prescription, misdemeanor theft, collisions, daughter overdue home after a date, child custody issues; complaints of surly customer … and more.

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

WATER OVER ROADWAYS, RIVERS RISING

• A flood warning is now issued for the Skookumchuck River near Bucoda affecting Lewis and Thurston counties, with minor flooding forecast this afternoon. Heavy rains overnight drove the Newaukum River in the areas of Chehalis and Onalaska over flood stage already this morning with cautions about water over roadways, according to the National Weather Service. Still on “flood watch” status are the Chehalis and Upper Cowlitz rivers. The watch for Lewis, Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor counties is in effect until Wednesday afternoon. Also, for eastern Lewis County and the mountains, the weather service says the most recent storm brought another 10 to 18 inches of snow since late Sunday; an additional 4 to 10 inches was expected to fall this morning; and the next storm could produce another 1 to 2 feet of snow tomorrow. Those who live in flood-prone zones are advised to keep an eye on the latest forecasts.

OUCH

• A woman who allegedly ordered food and walked out without paying and then kicked a responding Centralia police officer was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for third-degree assault. It happened about 1:20 p.m. at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. The arrestee is 48-year-old Eva A. Newton from Randle, according to police. Police say when she was contacted, she refused to give her name and wouldn’t cooperate and that the kick occurred during her arrest.

GARAGE INTRUDER

• Centralia police were called to the 400 block of South Rock Street about 12:15 p.m. yesterday where someone had gone into a a garage and rummaged through items, although nothing seemed to have been stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A purse was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening.

VANDALISM

• Police responded about 7:10 a.m. today to a report of wires damaged to an outside heat pump at a business on the 400 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 59-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver  about 8:15 a.m. yesterday at the 800 block of South Gold Street in Centralia. Michael E. Daicon 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, driving with suspended license; response for window broken out of an empty building … and more.

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Monitor “Weather Alerts, Forecasts” as well as “River Levels” from the National Weather Service with the links on the right hand column of this page. Lewis County Emergency Management offers a web page showing closures and blockages of county roads and in the cities of Chehalis and Centralia. LCEM has a link there for state roads, but it’s not clear if any weather-related updates have been added.

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Sunday, February 16th, 2014

PHYSICAL DISPUTE LEADS TO CUT FACE

• Centralia police say a fight involving three individuals at the 1200 block of Mellen Street last night ended with one of them sustaining a cut to his face. Officers responding about 9:40 p.m. found one subject had fled the scene and the two remaining males refused to cooperate with police, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 23-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and heroin as well as an outstanding warrant about 9 p.m. last night at the 2300 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. Ammahd A. Bradley was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Centralia police were at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road about 7:30 p.m. on Friday after an individual reported their babysitter took an Xbox and an iPad from their room. About two hours later from Eckerson Road, a male told police he let a female use his phone and she left with it, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A portable heater was stolen from a vehicle at the 500 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• Centralia police took a report from the 900 block of South Schueber Road at about 6 p.m. on Friday regarding a purse taken from a vehicle

DUI WRECK

• A 46-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she was involved in an accident with a parked car at the 1000 block of North Pearl Street last night. An officer responding about 12:20 a.m. cited Laura J. Nelson, of Centralia, and then released her, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CHASE FOR STOLEN CAR

• A 19-year-old Centralia resident was arrested at the 1700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday for eluding police and being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Steven N. Romero was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT

• Lewis County Fire District 6 was called to another industrial accident late Friday night involving a worker’s limb getting caught in a machine. Responders just before midnight to Hardel Plywood on the 100 block of Maurin Road in Chehalis found the employee in his 30s had gotten his leg stuck in a conveyor but he was freed by the time they arrived, Firefighter Kyle Eiswald said. He had been dragged but fortunately a co-worker hit the stop button, Eiswald said. The victim was stabilized and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, he said. A week earlier, crews were called the Imperial Fabrication in the Chehalis Industrial Park where an employee’s arm was pulled into a piece of equipment with large rollers.

CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE IN ONALASKA STILL UNDETERMINED

• Authorities are still trying to locate the home owner whose house caught fire in Onalaska last week. Firefighters were called about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to the 1800 block of state Route 508 where they found flames inside the two story dwelling and nobody home, according to the Lewis County Fire District 1. “We were able to get to it and get it out before it did a lot of damage,” Chief Mark Conner said. The chief said the primary area was in between the ceiling on the first floor and the floor of the upper level. The interior doors were closed, limiting the spread, he said. A firefighter from Salkum sustained a shoulder injury, but took himself to the hospital, according to Conner. The cause remains under investigation, he said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of protection order; responses for hit and run, misdemeanor theft, graffiti to a building … and more.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

Updated at 6:50 p.m.

INTERRUPTED BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Police are looking for a burglar who fled on a bicycle yesterday from the 2100 block of Ahlers Avenue in Centralia. Officers were called about 11:50 a.m. when a resident arrived to discover a male in his early 20s inside the house, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was wearing a green stocking cap and carrying a black backpack and rode away on an older rusty green-colored bike, according to police.

OTHER CENTRALIA BREAK-INS

• Sometime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. yesterday someone broke into a detached garage at the 3000 block of Zenkner Valley Road and left with a leaf blower and other property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office,.

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 300 block of Joppish Road outside Centralia where a resident said he found pry marks and damage to his rear sliding glass door where someone apparently tried to get inside during the night. The deputy was told the man’s dog had been barking around 2 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police responded about 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday to a burglary of a building at the 600 block of North Tower Avenue. The case is under investigation, police stated yesterday morning.

• An officer took a report about 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday regarding a break-in to a residence at the 1400 block of Winterwood Drive in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday to the 500 block of Courtland Street in Centralia when a footprint was found where someone had kicked the back door. At about the same time, damage was reported to a back door on the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• A deputy was called about 12:30 a.m. yesterday to Vader about a burglary to a storage building on the 500 block of A Street that occurred sometime since Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing is more than $1,000 of items including two boxes of jewelry, a drill and a saw, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy took a report from the 700 block of Cannon Road in Packwood on Wednesday regarding a 6500-watt Honda generator stolen from a storage unit sometime during the first week in January, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $3,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

POSSIBLE STOLEN CAR

• Chehalis police were called about 7 a.m. today to Southwest McFadden Avenue and Sixth Street by a woman who said she left her red Chevrolet Cavalier in the driveway locked up with the keys in it and it was gone. An officer learned it wasn’t registered to her and although she said she’d recently purchased the car, didn’t know its license plate nor could the name of the registered owner be determined, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police in Chehalis will be keeping an eye out for it, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart about 7:30 p.m. yesterday where they were told of a customer who allegedly took a vacuum that didn’t belong to her, returned it and was given a gift card instead of money back for the “return” and then purchased merchandise with the card. The case is being pursued as one of theft and trafficking stolen property, according to police.

• A 54-year-old Chehalis resident contacted police yesterday morning after discovering someone in another state ordered computer accessories with his account information, didn’t pay the bill and it was sent to collections. The amount was $337, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer responding about 11:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Elm Street in Centralia arrested a 21-year-old man found inside a vehicle that did not belong to him. Police say Nathan E. Cline was attempting to steal various items. The Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An Oregon resident who stopped for a meal at Dennys in Chehalis last night called 911 about 10:30 p.m. when he discovered his welder missing from off his flatbed trailer. There were no witnesses to the apparent theft from the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue and the victim acknowledged it could possibly have fallen off before he arrived, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAT DEAD, DOG BLAMED

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was cited on Wednesday morning for dog at large after his Pit Bull reportedly killed his neighbor’s cat. it happened in the 300 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OOPS

• An individual was cited for negligent driving when police responded just before 7 o’clock this morning to the Subway on View Avenue in Centralia because the motorist pulled into a parking tall too fast and struck the building, according to the Centralia Police Department. The business’s front door was damaged, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for theft of rental property from a business, hit and run, other collisions, suspicious circumstances,  disturbance; complaint of homeless persons going to the bathroom out of doors … and more.

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Updated at 12:51 p.m.

HOME BURGLARIES AROUND ADNA

• Someone broke into a residence on the 300 block of Twin Oaks Road west of Chehalis, stealing numerous valuables such as a large television, speakers, tools and DVDs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the scene about 9 a.m. yesterday learned from the 31-year-old victim the burglary occurred sometime since Sunday, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. The sheriff’s office has been investigating thefts from the area, including Penning Road and Clinton Road and are keeping their eye out for a male described as bald and as tall as 6-feet 7-inches, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. The individual has been spotted in a small red car and could even be linked to incidents in Vader, he said. He asks if residents see a suspicious vehicle, ever, to go ahead and call them. “If you have a license plate (number), that helps,” Snaza said.

ATTEMPTED BUSINESS BREAK-INS

• Chehalis police responded just after 3 o’clock this morning to a “broken glass” alarm at a wireless provider business on Northwest Louisiana Avenue where someone had attempted to break the glass front door. A medium sized rock was found nearby and there were marks left, but the window was intact, according to the Chehalis Police Department. About 30 minutes later, someone tried to break in to U.S. Cellular in Centralia. Officers responded just after 3:30 a.m. to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue where the front window to the business was smashed, according to police. It wasn’t immediately apparent what may have been stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department. An investigation is underway, according to police.

• Officers responded about 11 a.m. yesterday after a discovery someone tried to break in to a medical building at the 1900 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GOGGLES STOLEN

• A home’s garage was burglarized at the 1800 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, police were informed about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Centralia police say motorcycle goggles were taken.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report from the 400 block of Hemlock Street yesterday morning regarding an unknown person obtaining a credit card in the victim’s name, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone slashed tires on a vehicle at the 2600 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:20 p.m. yesterday.

POLICE: TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE

• A deputy called regarding a suspicious vehicle parked at a fire station on the 700 block of Logan Hill Road outside Chehalis at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday found its driver sitting inside, with the motor running and extremely intoxicated, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon W. Robinson, 45, of Chehalis, registered a .30 on the breath test, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. He was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police responding about 3 p.m. yesterday regarding a disorderly person outside the Lewis County Mall found the subject was intoxicated and parted ways with the man saying he would have someone come pick him up. About an hour an officer was called back to the same parking lot at on Northeast Hampe Way where the 51-year-old Mossyrock man was behind the wheel of his pickup truck with the engine running, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The officer woke him up and then arrested and booked Bobby D. Straughn into the Lewis County Jail for being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for disturbances, hit and run, other collisions … and more.

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

NIGHT AT THE DEPOT

• Chehalis police dog Reign was sent in to the railroad depot in Centralia overnight when someone who didn’t belong there was discovered inside after hours. It was about 12:10 a.m. when police responded to the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue. “The K-9 went in, he gave up,” Officer Linda Bailey said. The man inside who reportedly lied about his name was subsequently was arrested and booked into jail for trespass, obstruction, criminal impersonation and forgery, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police concluded he is Michael A. Hilton, 30, of Chehalis.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 10 a.m. yesterday to a business at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue regarding a burglary which occurred sometime over the weekend.

FRAUD

• An officer took a report of unauthorized charges to a credit card from the 1300 block of South Gold Street in Centralia yesterday.

• A bank card was reported stolen yesterday from the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

• More reports are coming into the Centralia Police Department from individuals who have been victimized after trying to send mail from the Centralia Post Office’s outdoor mail drop bin shortly before it was broken into the end of January. Detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald said at least one person came in yesterday and police are learning of more checks that never made it to their intended recipient but were cashed elsewhere for different amounts than originally written for.

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday from a daycare business on Folsom Street which discovered an unknown person used their bank account to deposit checks altered after being stolen from the Centralia Post Office’s outdoor mail drop bin at the end of January. Money was deposited at the Centralia branch and then withdrawn from their account at a branch in Port Orchard, according to police.

TRICKY TRICKSTERS

• If you get a phone call from someone who says they are conducting an identity theft investigation and need you to verify your social security number, don’t do it. The Washington State Patrol has been getting reports from individuals receiving from calls from people identifying themselves as with the Washington State Police and the U.S. Justice Office from a 813 area code in Florida requesting folks to call now with their social security number, according to the state patrol. It’s a scam, according to agency spokesperson Dan Coon. Identity thieves pose as businesses, banks and government representatives to gain people’s personal information and can come across as legitimate and be very convincing, according to Coon. He recommends if phoned by someone who represents themselves as a state patrol employee and asks for information, to first call a local state patrol office to confirm if they really are an employee. He warns, never reveal your personal information to someone you do not know.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE CHANGES ITS HOURS

• Beginning tomorrow, the front windows at the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office will no longer open as late or close as early as they have been for the past two years. The office in the Law and Justice Center in Chehalis cut its hours previously as they re-allocated staff time to conduct the background checks for an overwhelming number of applications for concealed pistol licenses, according to a news release. They previously were open 9 a.m. 4 p.m.  The new hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sheriff Steve Mansfield notes citizens have the continued option to make an appointment to do business with them.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault in which the 19-year-old man who shoved his girlfriend got bit and then booked into jail; responses for non-injury accident on county road that resulted in major damage and non-injury accident on county road that resulted in minor damage … and more.

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Monday, February 10th, 2014

UNAUTHORIZED WITHDRAWAL

• Centralia police are investigating the theft of $9,000 cash from the home of a woman on the 100 block of North Cedar Street. An officer called about 8:45 p.m. yesterday after the discovery learned the money was stored in a safe and had vanished sometime during the previous two weeks, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Stacy Denham said since there was no forced entry to the home and the safe itself was not taken, police are not leaving anyone out of the suspect pool. The reason she had such a large amount in her home, was she just didn’t like banks, Denham said.

THEFT OF FIREARM

• Someone stole a Taurus 38 special revolver from a home on the 300 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia. A deputy called to the residence about 8 a.m. on Saturday learned from the 57-year-old victim it had occurred sometime since Thursday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is listed at $350, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

THEFT OF BABY’S ESSENTIALS

• Someone stole a diaper bag from a woman at the 1700 block of South Market Boulvard in Chehalis on Friday afternoon. An officer called just before 3 p.m. was told the victim was unloading groceries into her home and had set the bag outside her apartment door, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer took a report about 10 a.m. yesterday from the 1500 block of Lewis Street in Centralia of a wallet getting stolen from a vehicle.

COLD RABBIT CAGE INQUIRY

• Chehalis police called just after 3 p.m. on Friday to the 1700 block of Southwest 19th Street about a rabbit in a neighbor’s backyard cage which appeared to have died from the cold weather found indeed it looked like it had frozen to death. The incident is being referred to the city animal control officer for follow up, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WORKER FLOWN TO HARBORVIEW WITH ARM INJURY

• A 35-year-old employee at a manufacturing business in the Chehalis Industrial Park was hospitalized with major injuries to his arm after his glove got caught in a machine with large rollers on Friday morning. Aid and the sheriff’s office responding about 7 a.m. to Imperial Fabrication at the 200 block of Maurin Road learned the Napavine man was cleaning the piece of equipment used to bend metal when his left glove, hand and then arm was pulled in and crushed, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and subsequently flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. His current condition was unknown, Snaza said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for alarms, protection order violation, non-injury rollover accidents on county roads, collisions on city streets; reports of hot pink wallet lost in area of Centralia Post Office, dog barking non-stop, dog tied up outside in the weather, kids throwing snowballs and firecrackers at family of raccoons in a tree,  ATV racing on a city street, truck doing doughnuts, kids being pulled on snowboards behind vehicle … and more.

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Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Firefighters were on the scene of a structure fire in Adna for for about five hours this morning. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 6

FIRE AND ICE IN ADNA

• Members of five fire departments responded early this morning to a fire in a large shop building in Adna. Lewis County Fire District 6 was dispatched about 5:20 a.m. to the 500 block of Twin Oaks Road when an off duty deputy passing by spotted it, according to Chief Tim Kinder. The owner was already up and when she let her dog back inside realized it was burning, he said. The building, formerly a barn with a loft but converted to a shop was fully involved flames when crews arrived, according to authorities. It wasn’t snowing at the time, but chained-up responding vehicles made their way on compact snow and ice and then through inches of snow up a long drive, Kinder said. The metal-sided and roofed building was described as a total loss. Fire investigator Ted McCarty said it appeared to have been used to repair cars and other vehicles. “There was a front-end loader inside that didn’t get touched,” Kinder said. Neither the house or another barn in the area were affected, he said. The cause remains under investigation.

FAIL

• Police were called about an attempted vehicle theft about 11:25 p.m. yesterday at the 100 block of East Magnolia Street in Centralia. Someone had hot-wired a Honda Civic but it was abandoned only a short distance away, apparently unable to get very far in the snow, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIRE GEAR STOLEN

• An officer took a report about 5:25 a.m. yesterday that someone stole a firefighter’s air tank while crews were extinguishing the fire at the 600 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. A suspect has been identified and police are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• An officer took a report from the 600 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia on Friday that someone used the victim’s social security number to file a tax return.

SPECIAL (UN)DELIVERY

• An officer took a report on Friday from the 900 block of West Sixth Street in Centralia of mail getting stolen from a resident’s mailbox.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called on Friday to the 1100 block of West Walnut Street in Centralia regarding a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime after 4 a.m.

OBSTRUCTION

• A 64-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 6:30 a.m. yesterday after he reportedly drove around a closed-road barricade for fire at Harrison Avenue and East Bridge Street. Police say when Yvon H. Lamarche was contacted by an officer, he refused to identify himself or get out of his vehicle as requested. Lamarche was booked into the Lewis County Jail for obstructing a public servant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PICKUP VERSUS BUILDING

• A 46-year-old Centralia man was arrested overnight for driving under the influence after he lost control of his vehicle on the 500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia and ran into the Weyerhaeuser  building. Police responding about 1:10 a.m. say a passenger sustained a minor injury. Douglas C. Hoheisel was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE SLIDES INTO RIVER

• A motorist was rescued from the Newaukum River south of Chehalis last night after his vehicle left the roadway and came to rest about 30 feet away in the water. Firefighters called about 8 p.m. to the area off of state Route 508 roughly two miles east of Interstate 5 near Guerrier Road found the sport utility vehicle upright in the river in about four feet of water, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. Spokesperson Lt. Laura Hanson reports he had been traveling westbound and hit a tree in the process. Crews, with help from firefighters in Onalaska, were on the scene almost an hour and were able to assist the man out of the SUV and up the bank of the river. His age and hometown were not readily available. Hanson said he was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for evaluation.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence; responses minor non-injury collisions on slick city streets, bank checks stolen and cashed … and more.

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Firefighters bring a driver up the embankment along the Newaukum River. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 5

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Friday, February 7th, 2014

Updated at 1:42 p.m.

SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS LINGER THIS MORNING

• Snow is likely again tonight throughout Lewis County with the only specific weather message for the region issued this morning focusing on the Interstate 5 corridor through Cowlitz County where one to four inches could fall. Cold temperatures and snow last night led to numerous vehicles sliding off the roadways but no serious injuries, according to responders. The freeway through Chehalis was like a ice rink for a couple of hours during the evening, Chehalis Fire Department Capt. Casey Beck said. “Nobody got hurt, we just got ‘em off the freeway as quick as possible,” Beck said. One person was transported from one of three collisions in the area of the state Route 505 interchange, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. The state patrol says this morning, both U.S. Highway 12 and state Route 508 into East Lewis County look fairly good but traction tires are advised. Still, there is compact snow and ice on backroads, which are very slick, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said. “Just because the sun is out, don’t be fooled the roads are better,” Snaza said. It’s only 22 degrees in Napavine, for example, he said. County crews are out sanding this morning.

• As many as three vehicles were involved in a mess on the hillside in the area of Southeast 16th and Prospects streets last night including a Chehalis police patrol vehicle. An officer in an SUV was responding about 8:30 p.m. to cars in ditches and his SUV started to slide on the ice and was involved in some kind of collision, Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. Another vehicle tried to pass them and slid into the patrol vehicle and then a sand truck was somehow involved as well, Kaut said. Nobody was injured and the Washington State Patrol was asked to conduct the investigation, Kaut said.

FUNNY MONEY

• Centralia police responded about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue where a clerk said two individuals attempted to pass a counterfeit $10 bill, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer was provided with a description of their vehicle and them and are investigating, according to police.

LOST AND FOUND

• An officer was called to the 700 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis yesterday when a baggie of unmarked green pills were found in the loose nuts and bolts area of a hardware store. They are destined for destruction, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute; requests to check upon an elderly man on a scooter out of doors but not dressed for the cold weather, a pickup truck doing spin outs on a city street … and more.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

WARMING PIPES BLAMED FOR MOSSYROCK FIRE

• A Mossyrock man trying to thaw water lines so he could feed his chickens, pigs and cows lost a metal outbuilding to fire this morning. Firefighters called just after 11 a.m. to the 500 block of Young Road found the shed fully involved in flames and at least one propane tank venting gas and adding to the fire, according to Lewis County Fire District 3. “It’s out, the building’s down to the ground,” Chief Doug Fosburg said. Fosburg said the man turned the propane heater on this morning to warm up pipes and it seemed to be the cause of the blaze. The approximately 20 foot by 20 foot structure stored livestock feed, he said. Nobody was injured and there were no casualties among the animals, according to Fosburg.

JOYRIDE ENDS BAD

• Firefighters were called about 4:30 a.m. today after a car traveling down an alley in a Centralia neighborhood somehow went out of control, sideswiped a parked vehicle, crashed into a tree and caught fire. The engine was fully involved in flames and the passenger compartment beginning to burn when responders arrived, but there was no driver immediately found, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It happened in between North Oak and Rock streets near Maple, Capt. Scott Snyder said. Crews quickly extinguished it, Snyder said. It had come to rest against a garage. Police report a 17-year-old who allegedly stole a relative’s car is in custody.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police responded about 9:15 a.m. yesterday to the 900 block of North Tower Avenue where they arrested a juvenile female for allegedly giving her mother a black eye. The girl, whose age was not readily available, was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to the 900 block of South Schueber Road about 7:30 p.m. yesterday where they arrested a 46-year-old man for allegedly spitting on medical staff. Ronald J. Gleason was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, stolen wallet, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, fraudulent use of ATM card,  fraudulent spending of someone else’s checks, collision on city street, shoplift, shoplift, and shoplift … and more

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Hillkress Street where an individual reported a car was registered in their name without their knowledge. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An officer took a report yesterday about fraudulent activity on a checking account connected with the 1300 block of South Gold Street in Centralia.

STOLEN MAIL

• Centralia police took a report about 4 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of mail from the 900 block of K Street.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, stolen bicycles, giggling children dialing 911, collision on city street, really big drunk guy outside banging on doors of apartment, two-vehicle non injury wreck at intersection of Bishop and Rush roads … and more.

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Updated at 6:37 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• A 1995 Honda Accord was stolen sometime between Sunday and yesterday from the 1600 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia. The four-door car is valued at about $1,400, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 26-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Pepper Tree Motel in Centralia for vehicle theft in connection with a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am taken last month from Terra Bonita Drive in Chehalis. A deputy had learned its 35-year-old owner loaned the car to Robert J. Plascencia who hadn’t yet returned it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Plascencia was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

MISSING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

• A deputy was called to Adna Middle School yesterday morning regarding the theft of a $1,000 trumpet. The Yamaha brand instrument vanished sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BIKE HEIST

• Centralia police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a burglary to a shed on the 700 block of G Street. Missing is a white Trek mountain bike, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POSSIBLE CYBER SEX CRIME

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning by a parent who discovered their 12-year-old girl had shared inappropriate photos over her cell phone with an older male. The case is under investigation and the phone will be examined by computer experts, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 38-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday after contact with an officer about 10:40 a.m. at the 1300 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. Jacob R. Woods was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHERIFF: INTOXICATED MOTORIST STRIKES CAR

• A 28-year-old Chehalis woman whose car was struck by a pickup truck early yesterday morning at the Love’s Truck Stop on the 1200 block of Rush Road in Napavine followed the truck to Dorning Road in Winlock and called 911, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 6 a.m.  arrested the driver of the Dodge Ram for driving under the influence as well as hit and run, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The collision left her 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer with major front end damage, according to the sheriff’s office. David M. Meyer, 43, of Winlock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

SCHOOL BUS RUNS IN TO STOP SIGN

• A deputy responded about 4:20 p.m. yesterday when a school bus taking a corner too sharply struck a stop sign and ended up with two shattered windows, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened at Brockway Road and Sunnyside Drive west of Chehalis, according to the sheriff’s office. The children were loaded onto a different bus and finished their journey home, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. No ticket was issued, Snaza said.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The 20-year-old Centralia father arrested in December for breaking his six-month-old baby’s arm is now serving a three-month long jail term after pleading guilty last week instead of going to trial. Wayne P. Stalker initially told a story the infant’s older sibling had “plopped” onto the baby’s limb, but confessed to police and then to a judge what happened, according to court documents. The Wal-Mart worker described how after he changed the little one’s diaper it still wouldn’t stop crying and as he held it on his knee, he grabbed its forearm in such a way that he heard a “pop,” according to court documents. Court papers state Stalker urged the baby’s mother to take it to the doctor where a hairline fracture was discovered. Stalker was sentenced last Wednesday in Lewis County Superior Court for second-degree assault.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, drug arrest for which no information was readily available; responses for alarms, collision on city street, runaway child; request to assist an older couple locate their vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot; complaints of railroad crossing arms stuck down, noisy neighbors … and more.

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

ALLEGATIONS OF CREEPY THIEVERY

• A 29-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested on Friday morning after a search warrant was served at the 300 block of Forest-Napavine Road  looking for evidence of a burglary to his 15-year-old nearby neighbor’s place, according to police. Officers were looking for missing female underclothes that belonged to the girl as well as computer and electronic devices in connection with an investigation that began in December, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The student had reported at school some inappropriate Facebook stuff, according to police. Wayne R. Radford III, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary and other possible offenses, according to Sgt. Gary WIlson.

PACKWOOD MAN ACCUSED OF HARASSMENT

• Police are looking for a 49-year-old Packwood man after a call on Friday night to  the 13000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood regarding an alleged assault and harassment involving two women there. A deputy responding about 7 p.m. learned that Brian J. Huppert shoved one of his female acquaintances, when they declined to loan him money, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY PACKWOOD

• A deputy was called about 9 a.m. on Saturday about a break-in to a home on the 200 block of Alpine Drive in Packwood. Sometime between last weekend and Friday, someone made forced entry into the residence and stole clothing, a Playstation IV, video games and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said this morning the case is under investigation and they have no suspect information. The loss is estimated at $800, according to Snaza.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Sometime during the week that ended on Saturday, someone burglarized a home on the 100 block of Grimes Road outside Centralia and stole about $1,000 worth of jewelry and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-INS MORTON

• Morton police last Monday were called to a storage facility on the 800 block of Adams Avenue where two padlocks had been cut off from doors. Nothing however appeared to be missing, according to the Morton Police Department. However three days later, an officer was advised of locks cut and numerous items stolen from the same location, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a small bindle of suspected meth was found on him when he was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a pair of headphones from Wal-Mart in Chehalis on Friday night. Police called just before 10 p.m. to the retailer on the 1600 block of Louisiana Avenue booked Johnny R. Cyr into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 29-year-old Morton resident was arrested on Friday afternoon after someone reported he was “huffing” on a bus in Chehalis. An officer found him about 12:45 p.m. sitting on a sidewalk with a can of compressed air at the 1100 block of North National Avenue basically passed out, according to police. Alan G.A. Shehan was checked by aid, arrested for inhaling toxic fumes and then released pending a court date, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

HIT AND RUN ARREST

• A 42-year-old motorist was arrested last night after he allegedly struck another vehicle at the intersection of North Tower Avenue and Maple Street in Centralia and fled. Officers responding about 9 p.m. subsequently stopped Wuilson Alverto Lopez near Wal-Mart in Chehalis and the Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail for hit and run as well as driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor assault, driving drunk, misdemeanor theft; responses for alarms, disputes, stolen gas cap, suspicious circumstances, hit and run to parked vehicle, someone who received a counterfeit bill; complaints of egged vehicles, constantly barking neighbor dogs, noisy nighttime karaoke … and more.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated to correctly reflect that the Packwood man wanted for harassment had not been arrested as of early this afternoon. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office erroneously provided information that he was contacted, arrested and booked into jail.