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Sunday, March 30th, 2014

SUSPECTED PROWLER RESCUED FROM ROOFTOP

• Firefighters were called about 3:30 a.m. yesterday to help police remove a suspected burglar from atop the steep pitched roof of a two-story house in Centralia. Police responding a few minutes to the 100 block of North Oak Street earlier say the 32-year-old man was attempting to break into the home and had broken a window. Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Casey McCarthy said the crew brought ladders and assisted in coaxing the somewhat uncooperative man down. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital for possible hypothermia, as it was raining and cold and they didn’t know how long he’d been up there, McCarthy said. Justin S. Hill, 32, from Seattle, was then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOMESTIC CAR THEFT

• A 43-year-old man was arrested by Centralia police yesterday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and took her car by force knowing he does not have a driver’s license. Police responding about 2:30 p.m. in connection with the 1200 block of Mellen Street and booked Billy D. Powell into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree robbery, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS AND THREAT

• A 22-year-old Chehalis man is in the Lewis County Jail booked for second-degree burglary after an incident at the 400 block of South Pearl Street on Friday night in which he allegedly entered a home and threatened its occupants. Police responding about 10 p.m. located Cole E. Taylor at another residence nearby, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to police.

MISSING MEDS

• Police were called about 12:45 p.m. yesterday to a report of medication stolen from a motel room at the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia. The victim named a possible suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report on Friday of two windows being shot out a rental property with a BB gun on the 1200 block of B Street.

FIRE HYDRANTS WILL BE INTENTIONALLY LEAKING

• Beginning tomorrow, if you see fire hydrants around Centralia spouting large amounts of water, stay clear. Workers will be flushing water lines to remove sediment from the mains and introduce fresh water to dead end lines, according to the city water department. The process requires water to be expelled from the hydrants in large quantities at high velocities, according to the city. They say the flushing could continue for approximately three weeks. According to a news release, households may want to do laundry or perform other water-using activated before 7:30 a.m. and after 5 p.m. to avoid times when the water quality may be disturbed – or at least check their water supply first. To find out when your neighborhood will be affected, call 360-330-7512.

COLLISION

• A 29-year-old motorist was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after a single-vehicle wreck last night on Interstate 5 in Centralia blamed on distracted driving. Troopers called about 11 p.m. to the Harrison Avenue interchange indicate she was southbound and lost control of her car, struck a barrier on her right and then traveled down an embankment across the exit coming to rest in the ditch. Amber S. Hartdegen, from Tacoma, was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained unspecified injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol. Her 2001 Pontiac Aztek was described as totaled. The investigating trooper reports she was distracted by “items” inside her vehicle.

AND MORE

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

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Friday, March 28th, 2014

Updated at 7:30 p.m.

FAIL

• Chehalis police arrested a 42-year-old man yesterday at Wal-Mart yesterday for organized retail theft after he allegedly attempted to steal groceries and a chainsaw, and popped over to Home Depot in between where he shoplifted as well. An officer called to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 6:30 p.m. was told a subject selected various items from the shelves but parked his cart inside near the grocery entrance and then left, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police were told he went to Home Depot, then returned to Wal-Mart and pushed the loaded cart out the door but was stopped in the parking lot by security personnel, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Bailey said, more specifically, the subject let go of the cart and tried to run but tripped on the asphalt and fell on his face. Officers found a portable welder from Home Depot inside his vehicle, she said. Donnie D. Resnik, from Sedro Woolley had a warrant from the state Department of Corrections as well and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, she said.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday from the 1500 block of North National Avenue where someone had tried to break in to a vehicle. It occurred sometime the week before, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The passenger door was discovered pried open, leaving on the interior light which drained the battery, police said.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The 37-year-old woman who admitted to helping herself to thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets while she worked at the Flying K store and gas station in Toledo will remain out of custody until formal entry of her sentence is made in Lewis County Superior Court next week. Winlock resident Katrina M. Bowen was fired in September after the owners discovered the thefts that put them into debt, she was charged in January and then pleaded guilty within days of her first appearance before a judge. There was no plea deal. There was no promise of recommending leniency. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Eric Eisenberg on Wednesday recommended to the judge she get two years, her attorney asked for 90 days. Judge Richard Brosey sentenced Bowen to four years in prison. Eisenberg said today there have been high profile local cases in which defendants were punished with far less time, but noted cases in which the defendants attempted to pay back the money or went through treatment. She started treatment for a gambling problem but only recently, Eisenberg said. “And to be fair to Ms. Bowen, I don’t know if she has any assets to give back,” he said. Eisenberg said he thought Bowen was admitting – through her lawyer – to have taken about $20,000, but the victims’ estimate the amount was at a minimum $60,000 and at a maximum $177,000. How much she will owe in restitution remains to be determined.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, collision on city streets, possible child abuse, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Updated at 10:07 p.m.

UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT

• A 38-year-old Onalaska man was arrested for unlawful imprisonment yesterday after he allegedly held his mother down on a bed for several hours and refused to let her leave. Deputies called about 4:10 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of state Route 508 found Jeffrey A. Church sleeping on a couch and booked him into the Lewis County Jail also for assault and violation of a protection order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The mother sustained minor scrapes and bruises; deputies were told he had slapped her in the face, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said she didn’t have any details this morning about why. Church was charged today only with violation of a court order. Charging documents state his mother told a deputy he has been living at the home since he go out of jail in February and that around 11 a.m. yesterday, he jumped onto the bed, put a leg across her shoved her and began calling her names. The slapping went off and on until about 3 p.m. and the mother waited until he went to sleep to call 911, charging documents state.

MOTHER BOOKED FOR ALLEGED CHILD PORN

• The mother of the missing Kayla Croft-Payne has been arrested for alleged possession of child porn. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning Michelle A. Croft, 47, was picked up yesterday at the 500 block of Augustus Street in Toledo following an approximately two-month investigation into reports that she had shown at least two individuals a video she had of a naked 7-year-old girl touching herself. The Toledo resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for possession of a depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to the sheriff’s office. An initial report from the sheriff’s office indicated one person told a detective the video included an unknown male giving the child direction. Croft is to be released from jail instead of being charged, pending further investigation. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said they let Croft go because they don’t have enough evidence to convict her of a crime. Croft’s 18-year-old daughter was reported missing the spring of 2010, when she lived in rural Chehalis. Detectives have investigated numerous pieces of information over the years, that have sent them with a cadaver dog to Toutle area, to digging through wells at a Winlock property and elsewhere. A vigil is scheduled for the fourth anniversary of Kayla Croft-Payne’s disappearance, on April 26 at 1 p.m. at Penny Playground in Chehalis.

TEEN TAKES TRUCK, AGAIN

• Chehalis police responded about 8 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Northeast Debra Lane after a 14-year-old boy allegedly stole his grandparent’s truck, for the third time in recent weeks. He faces a possible charge of taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• A Vader resident is pointing to an 8-year-old boy following the theft of his collection of Pokemon cards. A deputy contacted the 20-year-old victim yesterday and learned the value is more than $1,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The cards and their binders vanished from the 700 block of Main Street sometime since January, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said deputies would like to talk with the suspect whose parents are believed to reside in the Longview-Kelso area, but they’re not putting out a warrant. “He’s 8 years old,” she said.

• Chehalis police were called about noon yesterday to the 2100 block of North National Avenue where a teenage student reported someone stole about $300 from her purse.

• Someone stole a customer’s bag while they were shopping at the 100 block of High Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

• The 48-year-old man arrested on Tuesday for being a felon in possession of a stolen gun as well as possession of heroin in Centralia has also been arrested now by the sheriff’s office for trafficking in stolen property. Fred H. Isaacson, of Centralia, allegedly sold items on Craigslist that were stolen earlier this month from the 500 block of West Reynolds Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The items included eight tires “with nice rims,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. His second arrest, at the jail, came sometime between Tuesday and this morning, according to Brown. Prosecutors this afternoon said Isaacson has a long criminal history, his defense attorney told a judge it wasn’t that extensive. Lewis County Superior Court Judge Richard Brosey set bail at $25,000 in each of the two cases.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart in Chehalis about 1:30 a.m. yesterday when a employee discovered someone had broke into her vehicle and stolen a purse and it contents.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue regarding and overnight attempt by someone to pry open the door to a vehicle.

AMMUNITION MAKING ACCIDENT INJURES WORKER

• Emergency responders were called to the bullet manufacturing business in Packwood last night where an employee was injured while loading shells. Firefighters called around 8 p.m. to the Silver State Armory off U.S. Highway 12 transported the worker to Morton General Hospital with minor burns to his head, arms and neck, Lewis County Fire District 10 Chief Lonnie Goble said. “Somehow the primer went off and set off a clip of about 40 primers,” Goble said. The chief said the injuries were minor, but the accident blew off the victim’s safety glasses and he got “stuff” in his eyes. He was released before the night was over, Goble said.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Mark A. Johnson, 61, was charged yesterday not with attempted kidnapping but with attempted child molestation and unlawful imprisonment for incidents police learned about occurring at the Peppertree Motel and RV Park in Centralia involving a 12-year-old boy. Both reside at the Alder Street location and after being contacted by the boy’s father, a detective spoke with the child who said Johnson invited him into his room one day in the recent past where they talked about guitars and four-wheelers when the conversation turned sexual, with the older man asking about girls and the size of the boy’s privates, according to charging documents. The boy told the detective that when he went to leave, Johnson pushed him back down on the bed and then exposed his genitals, charging documents state. The boy pushed the man and was able to run out of the room, according to prosecutors. Johnson had complained to the 12-year-old’s father that the 12-year-old had been “coming on to him,” prosecutors wrote. Police arrested him on Tuesday for or attempted second-degree kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and a warrant, but prosecutors charged him with attempted child molestation and unlawful imprisonment. A judge yesterday ordered Johnson held on $100,000 bail.

WRECKS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning an 18-year-old Ethel resident was issued a citation for second-degree negligent driving after traveling through an intersection and missing the turn at the 100 block of Damron Road outside Mossyrock, striking a house. It happened about 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Neither he nor the 16-year-old girl traveling with him were injured, according to the sheriff’s office. Further details about damage to the structure was not readily available.

• A Centralia woman is listed in fair condition today after her northbound car crossed the median into the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Castle Rock yesterday afternoon. Troopers called about 3:25 p.m. found both cars destroyed. The investigating trooper reports Angelina Puris, 63, from Centralia, lost control of her Nissan Sentra, and then swerved to the left where it was struck by an oncoming Mazda MZ3. Robert F. Huling, 72, of Ridgefield, and Puris were both injured and transported to St. John Medical Center in Longview, according to the Washington State Patrol. Puris was then transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

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

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Car one from wreck on Interstate 5 near Castle Rock. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

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Car two from wreck on Interstate 5 near Castle Rock. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

 

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

STOLEN FIREARM

• Centralia police were at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive around 9 a.m. yesterday following an investigation by the department’s specialized Anti-Crime Team and arrested a 48-year-old man for being a felon in possession of a stolen gun as well as possession of heroin. Fred H. Isaacson, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

K-9 PURSUES WANTED SUBJECT

• Deputies responded about 11:40 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Leudinghaus Road west of Chehalis to a home where a 36-year-old man reportedly violated a no-contact order. When they arrived, a woman there said he had left, but a Centralia police officer and his K-9 partner subsequently tracked him to a wooded area behind the house near Chandler Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Phillip R. McCarty, who was captured with the police dog’s teeth, said he wasn’t fleeing, but had been sleeping in the thick brush near a stump after taking a walk, according to the sheriff’s office. The Doty resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a warrant, for violating an order and also for burglary as he had apparently entered the residence uninvited, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. McCarty is scheduled to appear in court today regarding the warrant but not being charged with burglary, pending further investigation.

POLICE: WOMAN ATTEMPTS CONVERSION OF FOOD BENEFITS TO CASH

• A 39-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after she allegedly used someone else’s food stamp card at Safeway in Chehalis, asking at least one other customer if she could purchase their groceries in exchange for cash, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer responding about 4:30 p.m. to the South Market Boulevard store discovered the card belonged to a Chehalis man who said he did not give the woman permission to use it, according to police. Cristi Wright, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

THEFT OF TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

• Centralia police took a report about 11:30 a.m. yesterday from the 200 block of Ash Street regarding a theft in which a red Craftsman push mower and a blue rolling tool box were stolen.

• Chehalis police responded yesterday morning to the the 2000 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue to take a report of a 1000-watt Honda generator and an orange Stihl  044 Magnum chainsaw missing from city’s public works shed. The loss is estimated at more than $1,600, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The items were taken sometime in the previous 45 days, according to police.

METAL THEFT

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the 400 block of Bones Road east of Toledo where a property owner reported that since Friday someone had been cutting fencing wire to steal metal fence posts along an approximately 300-foot stretch of land. The loss is more than $500, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone stole a purse from a car at the 1100 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9 o’clock yesterday morning.

ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED KIDNAP

• A 61-year-old Centralia area man was arrested yesterday following an investigation into an incident involving a 12-year-old boy at an RV park on Alder Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Mark A. Johnson was booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempted second-degree kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and a warrant, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

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

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

“OPEN CARRY” OF RIFLE LEADS TO ARREST

• A deputy traveling along the 1200 block of state Route 506 in Vader about 11 a.m. yesterday stopped to talk with two males sitting on a guard rail, one of which had a rifle strapped to his backpack which turned out to be stolen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Inside the pack were two pistols, one of which was also stolen, according to the sheriff’s office. One of the guns was missing from Longview and the other from Lincoln County, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen firearms was Joshua Jordan, 36, of Longview, Brown said.

STOLEN FIREARMS

• Centralia police responded about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to a report of a handgun and jewelry stolen from a residence on the 1100 block of South Schueber Road.

• A deputy took a report from an 88-year-old Centralia area man yesterday who said the night before when he returned to his residence on the 3800 block of Cooks Hill Road after giving a ride home to a female he knew only as Felicia he realized his Ruger 22 caliber revolver was missing. The man said he normally keeps the gun on an end table by his chair, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement are attempting to locate the visitor, according to the sheriff’s office.

AUTO THEFT

• A black 1993 Honda Civic was reported stolen yesterday from the 900 block of B Street in Vader. A deputy learned from the 60-year-old owner he parked the car in front of the house about 6 p.m. on Sunday and when he went back out at 6 a.m. yesterday, it was gone. It has an Oregon license plate of ZUB 478, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-INS

• A resident on the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel reported yesterday discovering someone had kicked in a door to his detached garage, although nothing appeared to be missing. A responding deputy learned from the man’s mother who lives down the road that about 15 minutes before an alarm went off, a thin not very tall male with short hair had come to her home asking for gas or a ride to get some gas, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The subject dressed in a white T-short and blue jeans left in the direction of her son’s place, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the 300 block of Russell Road in Winlock where a neighbor taking care of the lawn reported finding forced entry to two outbuildings sometime since Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It’s not clear what might be missing as the property owner who resides in California hasn’t arrived yet to take inventory, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police were talking with a 24-year-old Lacey man yesterday  in connection with a forgery case at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue and discovered he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Caleb L. Roney was arrested for possession and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURNING BRUSH

• Riverside Fire Authority was called about 2 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of Teitzel Road where a grass fire got out of control. An area of about 100 feet by 100 feet burned and they extinguished it, Capt. Casey McCarthy said.

COLLISIONS

• Troopers called yesterday morning to milepost 75 of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel found a chip truck on its side but the driver apparently uninjured. Lewis County Fire District 8 was called a couple of hours following the incident to take the driver to the hospital, Fire Chief Duran McDaniel said.

• People inside Rite-Aid felt the building shake and items along the inside wall fell to the floor following a traffic stop in Chehalis last night. It was just before 9:15 p.m. when an officer traveling along the 500 block of South Market Boulevard attempted to pull over a Honda Accord because of an exhaust system issue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The female driver turned into the retailer’s parking lot, the officer heard a sound of grinding as though the brakes failed and the car went into the building, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. None of the three occupants were injured, but the impact left scuff marks on the exterior brickwork and damage to the license plate and bumper area, Bailey said. A 20-year-old passenger, Alex M. Folden of Centralia, was arrested and booked for an outstanding warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to police. Bailey said she didn’t yet know if the driver was cited.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for disputes, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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CORRECTION: The roundup has been updated to correctly reflect the source of information regarding the arrest on state Route 506 for possession of stolen firearms

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Westbound truck wrecks in Ethel. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, March 24th, 2014

FIREARMS, FOOD, SMOKES MISSING AFTER ONY BREAK-IN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they are investigating evidence left at the scene of a burglary in Onalaska in which four rifles, two shotguns a bow and it arrows were among the more than $4,000 worth of valuables stolen. Also taken were a carton of Camel cigarettes, various groceries, $200 cash and other property, according to the sheriff’s office. The break-in at the 300 block of Dluhosh Road took place sometime between 4:15 a.m. on Friday and 8:15 p.m. the same day, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

COMPUTER STOLEN

• Centralia police were called to the 1400 block of Lewis Street about 11:15 p.m. on Saturday where a resident reported someone came into his apartment and stole a laptop computer.

RV INTRUDER CHASED, GETS AWAY

• Centralia police are investigating an incident from about 3 a.m. on Saturday in which a male was caught by a resident entering a travel trailer at the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue. There was a brief struggle and the subject fled, pursued by the resident but escaped, according to the Centralia Police Department.

INTOXICATED TEEN HOSPITALIZED

• Police contacted a 19-year-old Centralia resident about 2 a.m. on Sunday for allegedly assaulting his younger brother, but the suspect had drank so much alcohol he was left in the hands of medical providers at Providence Centralia Hospital, according to police. Christopher H. Tucker was arrested for misdemeanor assault as well as minor consuming alcohol in connection with the incident at the 500 block of Hillkress Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A 42-year-old homeless person was arrested late yesterday afternoon for vehicle prowl in the second degree after contact with an officer at the 200 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. Paul I. Ramirez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD AND TRICKERY

• A 69-year-old Chehalis woman who did volunteer work at St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia contacted police on Saturday morning to report when she attempted to file her tax return, she learned one had already been submitted using her social security number, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An individual at the 1000 block of Orton Street in Centralia contacted police the day before to report someone tried to file their tax return.

• Centralia police say that as of Friday, they had received multiple reports of a male phoning area businesses advising they are behind in their utility or gas bills and attempting to persuade them to pay up by purchasing a cash card and supplying him with the number.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A Morton man whose 1975 cargo van was stolen at the end of January was contacted after it turned up late Friday night abandoned in a wooded area off the 100 block of Roundtop Road in Mineral, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES NETS THREE

• A pair of 53-year-old Chehalis men were arrested for trespassing around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday after someone reported people cutting firewood behind a storage business near the 100 block of Gershick Road in Silver Creek. David R. Shive and Timothy C. Johnson were cited, and a trooper who initially responded arrested a third person, Tay Salazar, on an outstanding warrant, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Salazar was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police responded about 5:15 p.m. on Friday to a report kids were throwing rocks off the West Street bridge in Chehalis, with one hitting the windshield of a car. No suspects were located, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 14-year-old passenger and a 4-year-old passenger escaped injury when a 33-year-old Chehalis woman rolled and wrecked her car yesterday evening at the 100 block of Antrim Road outside Winlock. A deputy responding following the approximately 6:15 p.m. collision was told by the driver the sun got in her eyes at a curve and she swerved to miss another vehicle causing her to run into the ditch, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Ford Focus was described as totaled; the driver complained of head pain and was cited for second-degree negligent driving as the deputy concluded she was traveling about 52 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the sheriff’s office.

• An 18-year-old Chehalis woman was hospitalized following a single-vehicle wreck in which she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel on state Route 6 just east of Schueber Road near Chehalis on Saturday night. Madison L. Tereski was westbound in a Honda Civic when the car veered to the right, traveled down an embankment, rolled and came to rest in a d itch, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers responding about 11:50 p.m. blamed fatigued driving and were to issue a citation for wheels off the roadway, according to the state patrol. Tereski was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified injuries. Her car was totaled, the investigating trooper reported.

DOG, OWNER, SOUGHT FOLLOWING HIT AND RUN

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday after a large dog chasing a cat across a street collided with a vehicle, causing a large amount of damage to the vehicle. The driver described the canine as a Pit Bull and told police she made contact with its owner, who then left the scene, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened in the area of East Plum and South Gold street, and remains under investigation, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarms, disputes, children fighting, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets and county roads, canine tangled in its dog run, children on roof of elementary school, a flash then a bang like a bomb that shook a house, customer using bad checks for purchase and then returning merchandise for a refund, unknown person smearing peanut butter and unidentified substance on windshield of vehicle and windows of house, Justin A. Beaber, 27, Centralia, was cited for failing to transfer the title to his vehicle within 45 days; complaints of music blaring from a parked vehicle, a man in a bathrobe digging through a cigarette butt can on a someone else’s porch, running dogs, barking dog, dog in the wrong backyard … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Updated at 9:40 p.m.

FIREARMS STOLEN

• Centralia police were called to the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue late yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of three handguns along with a jar of change from a residence. It’s not clear how someone gained entry or when the burglary occurred, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that about $1,800 worth of tools and equipment were stolen from an unlocked service truck a the 100 block of Central Avenue in Onalaska sometime between 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

VANDALISM

• A deputy responded to the 1200 block of Wildwood Road in Curtis yesterday morning to take a report of someone breaking a window to a truck during the night.

DRUGS

• A deputy was called to Onalaska High School yesterday afternoon where the principal said he learned from a student that a 15-year-old girl had some marijuana. The case was referred to juvenile prosecutors for a possible charge of possession, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WANTED PERSON

• A 50-year-old Tacoma man was arrested for making a false statement after a deputy was advised early this morning of a wanted subject parked at the Mossyrock dam turnout. The sheriff’s office said Nicholas A. WIld denied having a warrant, denied ever being arrested before, denied being a registered sex offender and gave his brother’s name as his own. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for warrants, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Matthew D. Westlin, 25, was allowed to remain free on a $15,000 signature bond after appearing in Lewis County Superior Court this week to face seven charges of third-degree assault. Prosecutors allege that on Feb. 9 at Providence Centralia Hospital, the confused and combative patient spit on five hospital staff, urinated on another and bit the finger of a security guard, according to court documents. His arraignment is scheduled for March 27. Third-degree assault carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants,  misdemeanor domestic assault, drug offenses for which information was not readily available; responses for disputes, misdemeanor theft, runaway juveniles, suspicious circumstances,  collisions on city streets and county roads… and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

MATTRESS CATCHES FIRE

• Riverside Fire Authority was called to a home on Wayne Drive around 10 o’clock this morning where residents were attempting to drag a burning mattress outside. Nobody was hurt, but it flared up and scorched a wall, Fire Capt. Erik Olson said. “It smoked up the house pretty well,” Olson said. Crews removed the smoke, and suspect the smoldering was related to smoking materials, according to Olson.

SNACK ATTACK

• A deputy was called about 6:30 a.m. yesterday to an espresso stand in the 100 block of Carlisle Avenue in Onalaska after a customer asked for the time and then grabbed a handful of candy bars, muffins and doughnut holes and left. A 17-year-old fitting a description of the subject was subsequently contacted in the 100 block of Central Avenue and arrested for third-degree theft and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The $22 worth of snacks were returned, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

THEFT OF MONEY

• Centralia police took a report about 9 a.m. yesterday from the the 1100 block of Borthwick Street regarding $1,700 missing cash from a home.

FRAUD AND TRICKERY

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by a woman who was notified by her bank that someone had created and used a check featuring her account number but a different name.

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday afternoon by an individual at the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue regarding the fraudulent use of their debit card in California.

• Centralia police took another report yesterday from someone  whose social security number was was used by someone else to file a tax return.

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by a woman who said she received a threatening phone call from someone who said since she failed to file a tax return, they were going to send someone to her home. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said it was an attempt to coerce her into revealing personal information, probably so it could be used fraudulently. Wilson took the opportunity to remind folks if they are contacted by someone asking for such information, never, ever give it out. The Associated Press reports the IRS issued a statement today saying thousands of victims have lost more than $1 million in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen with callers demanding payment by pre-paid debit card or wire transfers, threatening arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disputes, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Updated at 4:30 p.m.

BIG BAD BILL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a counterfeit $100 bill being passed at a business on the 600 block of Harrison Avenue.

MOOSE MONEY MISSING

• Police are investigating an overnight burglary at the Moose Lodge in Morton in which about $2,800 cash was stolen. They don’t yet have any suspects, Morton Police Department Chief Dan Mortensen said today. Officers were called to the building on the 100 block of First Street about 10 a.m. on Monday, after the manager arrived and discovered the break-in, Mortensen said.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowled at the 1800 block of Collision Street. Missing was a portable car battery jumper, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An acetylene torch was stolen from a vehicle at the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:45 p.m. yesterday.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Defense attorney Sam Groberg confirmed today charges were dismissed against a client of his, a 26-year-old Centralia area man who was arrested last month for second-degree rape. Jonathan B. Charley was arrested by deputies on Feb. 17 following a short investigation into allegations made by an acquaintance, according to court documents. He pleaded not guilty to the offense which has a maximum possible penalty of life in prison, and then last week a deputy prosecutor asked a judge to dismiss the charge. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Joely O’Rourke wrote in her motion she had been unable to find the alleged victim. O’Rourke reserved the right to refile the charge in the future, according to court documents.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, collisions on city streets, misdemeanor domestic assault, other misdemeanor theft, someone “keying” someone else’s vehicle; complaints of someone getting water from someone else’s outdoor spigot, someone else parked in a man’s parking spot, someone “recording” a customer at Wal-Mart, homeless person setting up camp near a building … and more.

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Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

ASSAULTS

• Centralia police say a male suffered a possible broken jaw when he was assaulted by two males at a party. Yesterday morning’s case, associated with an area near the railroad tracks off East Maple Street, remains under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 35-year-old Centralia man was arrested for second-degree assault late yesterday afternoon in connection with an address on the 1900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Officers responding about 5:20 p.m. booked Jeffrey T. Gould in the  the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.  Further details were not readily available.

OVEREXPOSED

• A 44-year-old Centralia man was locked up last night after he alleged displayed his bare butt to an individual. Police responding about 8:40 p.m. to the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road arrested Jeffrey A. Pickett for indecent exposure and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone slashed the tires on a vehicle parked at the 300 block of Tilley Avenue in Centralia during the night, according to a report made to police yesterday.

WRECKS

• Police and aid were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday when a mini van collided with a Twin Transit bus at the intersection of West Main Street and Washington Avenue in Centralia. Police report the van’s driver sustained minor injuries; the fire department says two individuals were transported to the hospital. The bus was occupied by three or four individuals and the damage was such it was able to be driven from the scene, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Further details were not readily available.

• Firefighters and deputies responding shortly after 4:30 p.m. yesterday to a single-vehicle crash west of Centralia found a Subaru Legacy had left the roadway and collided with a tree. The fire department said the injuries were minor and the sheriff’s office said the driver declined to be treated. The 33-year-old Centralia man was on his way home from work and fell asleep along the 2200 block of Manners Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle sustained front end damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drug arrest for which information is not readily available; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor assault, two bicycles stolen from a backyard, collisions on city streets  … and more.

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Monday, March 17th, 2014

FRAUD

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning taking a report from another vicim of the apparent breach of information from the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle affecting employees and volunteers at St. Joseph School in Chehalis. A 40-year-old man who resides at the 2200 block of Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia contacted the sheriff’s office on Thursday to report someone used his social security number to file a federal tax return, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Centralia police yesterday took yet another report of checks fraudulently used in connection with the January break-in to the outdoor mail collection box at the Centralia Post Office.

TOOLS MISSING

• A deputy took a report on Saturday about a burglary to an outbuilding on Kauer Road in Packwood that occurred sometime during the previous 12 months. Among the missing items were two Homelight chainsaws, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $205.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

• A Chehalis-area man was arrested on Saturday morning after when his wife served him with divorce papers he flipped over a kitchen table and broke a chair, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding about 8:30 a.m. to the 900 block of North Fork Road arrested Michael L. Spurgeon for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the sheriff’s office. Because Spurgeon is a convicted felon and was found to have access to firearms, he was also arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown.

AUTO THEFT

• A red 1993 Honda Prelude was stolen from its driveway on the 900 block of D Street in Vader overt the weekend. A deputy responding on Saturday learned that sometime after midnight and before 8 a.m., the locked vehicle had disappeared, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has a license plate of AMA2844, according to the sheriff’s office.

OVEREXPOSED

• Police responding about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia arrested a 54-year-old homeless person for allegedly exposing himself in public. David L. Williams was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He is to be released without felony charges filed.

DRUGS

• A 55-year-old Randle woman picked up on an outstanding warrant on Saturday morning was arrested for possession with intent to deliver when a search turned up more than 50 miscellaneous pills reportedly packaged for resale, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deborah L. West was found walking along the Cline Road and subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECK

• A 21-year-old driver escaped injury but his Ford Ranger sustained major damage on Friday night when he lost control at a sharp corner on Lost Valley Road west of Chehalis, slid down an embankment and into a tree. A deputy responding about 9:15 p.m. issued the 21-year-old  citation for driving without liability insurance, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, protection order violations, suspicious circumstances, possible smuggling of marijuana into Green Hill School … and more.

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Sunday, March 16th, 2014

CHEHALIS MAN STABBED

• Chehalis police and aid were called about 2:40 p.m. yesterday to Southeast 16th Street where a 25-year-old man suffered an apparent stab wound to his chest during a dispute. Police Sgt. Gwen Carrell said the victim, a Chehalis resident, was taken to the hospital. She said she didn’t have information on his current medical status. A 24-year-old Chehalis resident, Kevin Dawkins, was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Carrell. Further details were not readily available.

ROBBERY IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 1 o’clock this morning to the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard where they were told by a victim that after a bar dispute with an individual, he was chased down by the subject and several other people, assaulted and robbed of his wallet. The incident is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 7 p.m. yesterday from the 2400 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia regarding stolen medications

• Someone entered a residence on the 300 block of West Pine Street in Centralia and stole a cable box, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department on Friday.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were contacted on Friday by a female at the 800 block of Landing Way regarding someone using her name and social security number to file a tax return.

PARACHUTE ACCIDENT

• Aid was called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to the Toledo AIrport when a skydiver landed about a quarter mile off course and suffered a leg injury. The woman in her 20s was conscious and alert with non-life threatening injuries, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. Chief Grant Wiltbank said she said the wind sent her onto ground where she didn’t intend to land, adjacent to a housing development on Skyhawk Drive near the northeast corner of the airport property. She was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, he said.

THREE AREA MEN AMONG NEWLY MINTED TROOPERS

• Three local individuals were sworn in as new troopers with the Washington State Patrol on Friday, and two of them will be assigned duties in Lewis County. Among the cadets presented their commission cards during a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia were, Joseph DePalma, of Tenino who will work in Bellevue; Michael S. Farkas, of Chehalis, who will work in Morton; and Joel E. Reinier, of Rochester, who will work in Chehalis, according to the state patrol. Historically, only about four to six percent of applicants continue on the graduate after more than 1,000 hours of training to become state troopers, according to a news release from state patrol Sgt. Kent Hitchings. “The 35 cadets graduating today endured a rigorous application process, extensive background investigation, and received the best training, unmatched anywhere else in the nation,” Chief John Batiste said in a prepared statement on Friday afternoon. “Today, they will join the ranks of Washington’s finest, as troopers of the Washington State Patrol.”

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, trespass; responses for collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, March 14th, 2014

Updated

MORE FRAUDULENT TAX RETURNS

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 1900 block of Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia to take a report from a 47-year-old woman who said someone had used her name and social security number the day before trying to file a federal income tax return. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the woman is working with the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and federal authorities to resolve the issue. Early this week the Archdiocese notified employees and volunteers of a possible data system breach in which they discovered other similar victims. A Chehalis area couple who volunteer at St. Joseph School reported on Tuesday they were victimized as well.

BURGLARY AND OTHER THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone burglarized a home and storage building at the 7100 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma sometime between March 5 and Saturday. Taken was about $1,700 of property including jewelry, candles, canned food and men’s, women’s and children’s’ clothing, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road of the theft of an empty oxygen bottle that had set out to be picked up and refilled.

• Luwanda G. Schfield, a 56-year-old Centralia woman, was arrested overnight for third-degree theft after allegedly agreeing to pay for a taxi ride for a family member from Vancouver to Centralia but not actually having the money to pay the fare when they arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DISORDERLINESS

• A 34-year-old Centralia man who allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a female passing by on a sidewalk on the 100 block of North Tower Avenue scuffled with officer who tried to arrest him yesterday evening, according to police. Samuel A. Costello was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor assault and resisting arrest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTS

• The Washington State Court of Appeals reversed a Centralia woman’s 2011 conviction for possession of methamphetamine stating her lawyer was ineffective for failing to assert a warrantless search by police of a purse meant the contents of a glass pipe they confiscated should not have been allowed to be admitted as evidence. Jessica Hamilton was charged in Lewis County Superior Court following an incident in which her husband took the purse from the house and handed it over to police, a purse which Hamilton said did not belong to her but that she found in the family car and thought she would keep because it was cute, according to the opinion issued on Tuesday. The three-member panel wrote that Hamilton’s appeal attorney argued that no exception to the warrant requirement existed.

MISS CONGENIALITY ARRESTED

• KING5.com reports that just days before she was named Miss Congeniality at the Lewis County Scholarship Pageant, 18-year-old Chloe Curry of Adna was arrested at Wal-Mart for attempting to steal make up and beauty products. The story indicates judges in the competition were unaware of the incident as Curry used a different last name. Curry tells KING5′s Drew Mikkelsen it was a stupid mistake and something she will learn from. Police were called about 5 p.m. a week ago Wednesday where store security said they had two 18-year-old girls from Chehalis detained who had allegedly concealed about $100 worth of the merchandise in a purse, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Chloe D. Reavis and Erin M. McCall were issued criminal citations for third-degree theft and released pending a mandatory appearance in Chehalis Municipal Court in March 19, according to department spokesperson Linda Bailey.

VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN

• Police and aid were called just after 6 p.m. yesterday when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle making a left turn onto Southeast Sixth Street from Washington Avenue in Chehalis. The woman declined to be transported to the hospital, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

LAWNMOWER VERSUS CHILD

• Aid was called about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of River Heights Road in Centralia when a 7-year-old boy was backed over by a riding mower. “The dad felt a bump and shut the blades off right away,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Terry Ternan said. The child suffered an injury to his buttocks and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, Ternan said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, non-injury collisions, suspicious circumstances, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, assaults and drug arrests for which no information is readily available … and more.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Updated at 6:15 p.m.

BURGLARY

• A deputy was called about 5 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Baker Road in Packwood where someone had entered an open storage shed sometime during the previous week and taken a metal detector, a Dewalt generator and an 11 hp wood chipper, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $4,350, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A Poulan brand chainsaw, green in color, was reported stolen from a garage on the 400 block of North Rock Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon.

• Chehalis police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest 13th Street where damage to window screens indicated someone may have tried to break in to a building.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded yesterday afternoon and last night to three instances of car prowls on Eureka Avenue. In one case someone rummaged through a vehicle but apparently took nothing; in another spare change was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

• A 22-year-old homeless man allegedly exposing himself to passing cars was arrested about 1:45 a.m. today at the 1200 block of Mellen Street. Jacob M. Goble was given his citation and then released, however he was picked up in the same area about 5 o’clock this morning after returning to a place he’d been told to stay away from, according to police. Goble was then booked into the Lewis County Jail for trespassing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A search warrant served yesterday morning at the 500 block of South Washington Avenue in Centralia resulted in the forwarding of recommended charges of possession of methamphetamine and heroin for its 21-year-old resident, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• A 1992 W.F. West High School class ring was found at Penny Playground on Southwest 13th Street yesterday and turned into the police department. Its owner is welcome to contact police to claim it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• Three women were injured and two vehicles totaled in a rear-end collision this afternoon on U.S. Highway 12 in Randle. Troopers called about 2:40 p.m. to the scene near Gharret Road found Irene J. Bach, 75, of Randle, was eastbound and waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a left turn when a Hyundai Santa Fe struck the rear of her Ford Explorer, according to the Washington State Patrol. The investigating trooper blamed driver inattention on the part of Patricia W. Hodel, 60, of Raymond. Hodel, her 39-year-old passenger Dawn A. Brabon, also of Raymond, and Bach were all transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarm, disputes, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft,  suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, loud neighbor music … and more.

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

BREAK-INS CENTRALIA

• A resident on the 300 block of Latona Street in Centralia returned home from work yesterday afternoon to discover a burglary in which someone took a television, a Playstation game console and movies. Police responding about 5:25 p.m. learned someone had gotten inside by prying the back door, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 12:50 p.m. yesterday to a residence at the 800 block of Park Way in Centralia where someone kicked in a door, went inside and stole and old cell phone.

WIRE STOLEN MINERAL

• A left behind Craftsman ball cap bearing a Bob Villa autograph and surveillance footage showing two clean-shaven males are clues deputies hope will lead to the subjects who broke into a building belonging to the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad property in Mineral and stole about $50 worth of scrap copper wire. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says it happened between 1:15 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Monday and the males pried the metal siding of a building to get inside. One appears to be about 5-feet 9-inches tall with broad shoulders and the other is taller with a medium build and was carrying a backpack, according to the sheriff’s office.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 7:20 a.m. today to the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue about a stolen vehicle. Taken during the night was a maroon 2006 GMC Envoy-Denali, according to the Centralia Police Department. It has a license plate reading ANN9663, according to police.

FRAUD

• A pair of Chehalis-area residents called the sheriff’s office yesterday after learning their identifying information had been used on several fraudulent federal tax returns, part of a suspected system breach affecting employees and volunteers of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. The 44-year-old male and female said they were notified by St. Joseph School – where they volunteer – of the issue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Archdiocese says they discovered victim’s social security numbers have been used in a nationwide fraud scheme and they have hired a forensic security firm to help analyze and repair the systems.

• Centralia police are investigating an incident involving a check stolen from the 1400 block of Central Boulevard, altered and then cashed.

PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION

• Centralia police arrested a man yesterday for stalking as he allegedly texted his wife multiple times over the weekend in violation of a no-contact order. Samuel G. Mardini, 35, was picked up at Wal-Mart in Chehalis and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A call to a recycling business on the 200 block of Floral Street in Centralia yesterday about someone trying to scrap a boat propeller that could have been stolen led to the arrest of Gregory B. Krenz, 38, from Cosmopolis, for possession of suspected methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant from the state Department of Corrections. A deputy responding about 11:50 a.m. was told two males fled to the area of a nearby bowling alley and left a female behind, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Krenz was contacted and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it’s not known from where or if the propeller was stolen.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting; responses for suspicious circumstances, collision on city street  … report of the theft of car that turned out to have simply been parked in another part of the lot … and more.

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

DRUGS FOUND INSIDE JAIL

• A 27-year-old inmate who said she was too embarrassed to tell jail staff about the bag of methamphetamine she’d tucked inside herself just before she was detained by police is is facing a charge of a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act after a bunk mate told staff about it. A deputy responded about 1:20 a.m. today to the Lewis County Jail to speak to Clarissa A. Lopez who said last Wednesday morning she and her boyfriend were headed to breakfast at McDonald’s but when he saw police there, he handed her two bags of the drug, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When she was booked, staff found one bag in her underwear where she admitted hiding it, according to the sheriff’s office. The cell mate told of Lopez retrieving the second bag after she was locked up, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

DOGS ATTACK

• Two dogs and their owner are in trouble after the canines allegedly attacked a 6-year-old black lab yesterday evening which was on a leash on a walk. It happened at the 100 block of John Road, east of Napavine at about 6:45 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim dog suffered lacerations and punctures to its throat, chest and both back legs, Chief Ciivl Deputy Stacy Brown said. It was taken to a veterinarian to be held overnight for treatment, Brown said. The suspect dogs’ owner was cited for dogs at large and also face possible sanctions from code enforcement, according to Brown.

• A deputy was called to the 600 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle about 4 p.m. yesterday where a 16-year-old girl said a neighbor dog charged her and bit her on her right side,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The dogs owner was issued a citation, the sheriff’s office reports.

STOLEN AUTO FOUND

• Centralia police recovered a stolen vehicle yesterday parked by some abandoned houses on the 1100 block of Brotherson Road.

WRECK

• A 92-year-old Onalaska man who made a left turn in front of a Peterbilt tractor suffered a possible collar bone injury yesterday evening at the intersection of Gore and Leonard roads. His 2008 Chevrolet Silverado sustained major front end damage as did approximately 60 feet of fencing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 6:45 p.m. issued a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign and yield, according to the sheriff’s office. The 58-year-old Chehalis resident driving the big truck was uninjured, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of no-contact order; responses for alarms, disputes, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, bicycle missing from garage, collisions on city streets, report of an oven door laying in the road, trash can fire at a bus stop, deer jumping in front of a car causing wreck … and more.

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Monday, March 10th, 2014

VICTIM FINDS STOLEN ITEM ON CRAIGSLIST

• When a 32-year-old Tacoma man found his stolen snowboard for sale on Craigslist and arranged a meeting to buy it at a grocery store parking lot in Packwood on Saturday, he was joined by deputies who arrested the seller. The item was taken from Snoqualmie Pass a little more than two weeks earlier, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The seller, 28-year-old John L. Huddleston of Yakima, was arrested for third-degree possession of stolen property and then released pending a court date, according to the sheriff’s office. The snowboard was left in the hands of its original owner, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

PICTO-THREAT LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested for malicious harassment after he was asked to leave a Centralia coffee shop and threw a wadded up piece of paper at a barista, the paper depicting an image of a man being hung, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened about 10:25 a.m. on Friday at the 200 block of South Tower Avenue, according to police. John A. Chacon II was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police responded about 7:30 p.m. on Friday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue regarding a felony domestic assault. The suspect had left prior to officers’ arrival and was not located, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 1:15 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of West Second Street where three sisters allegedly assaulted a fourth sister, according to the Centralia Police Department. Summons to court for domestic misdemeanor assault were requested to be issued, according to police.

BREAK-INS

• A 56-year-old Federal Way resident reported on Saturday that someone broke into his vacation house at the  100 block of Wennasee Loop in Silver Creek sometime since November and stole a skill saw, two cordless drills, five gallons of gas and other tools, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

• A deputy was called on Saturday to the 100 block of Wennasee Loop in Silver Creek after a 55-year-old Sumner man discovered some had ransacked his trailer and storage shed. Missing was a roll of quarters, a propane torch and propane heater sometime since November,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

• A woman who recently purchased  a home on the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road west of Chehalis contacted law enforcement on Friday evening after discovering someone went inside the unlocked residence and left with two ladders, painting supplies, a cordless drill, a bucket, a garden hose, tools and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police were called just before 3 p.m. on Saturday to Northeast Debra Lane where they were told of a teenage relative stealing a pickup truck. The 14-year-old was located and taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 1989 Honda Accord was reported stolen about 3 p.m. on Friday from the 1400 bock of Johnson Road in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 2300 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia.

• Police were called just before 1 p.m. on Saturday about two Bibles and other items stolen from a vehicle parked on the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis. The victim thought it was locked and the break-in occurred sometime since Feb. 23, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Deputies are reviewing surveillance video to discover who broke into a vehicle in Vader early on Thursday morning stealing two speakers, a CD player and $10, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened at the 100 block of Alpine Court.

BIKE PROWL

• A 49-year-old Rochester man called police just after 5 p.m. yesterday when he discovered someone had stolen a small pack off his bicycle while it was parked outside Yard Birds Mall on the 2000 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. He said he was away from his bike for five or ten minutes and then found missing his wallet with money inside, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• A deputy was called about 10 p.m. on Saturday to milepost two of Winlock-Vader Road where a 22-year-old Longview driver hit standing water, lost control of his Volkswagen Rabbit and ran into a water-filled ditch. He was able to get out before the car was fully submerged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The car was described as totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, shoplifting, vandalism, collisions on city streets; complaints of dogs running loose, neighbor’s loud party, homeless-looking person talking to customers … and more.

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Friday, March 7th, 2014

ALLEGED LOCAL SUPPLIER OF ECSTASY ARRESTED AT LACEY HOME

• Centralia’s drug officers seized three vehicles, cash and drugs including what was described as a quantity of MDMA from a Lacey home yesterday following an investigation into suspected suppliers to numerous local drug dealers. At about 11 a.m., police served a search warrant at the 6400 block of Stephens Court Southeast, assisted by two Washington State Patrol narcotic K-9 teams, and federal officers with ATF and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the Centralia Police Department. A search of the home turned up about two pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms, about six ounces of suspected hash, about five pounds of packaged marijuana, some prescription pills and less than a pound of MDMA, also known as ecstasy or Molly, according to police. Officers also located a large amount of U.S. currency stored in seal-a-meal packaging, according to Sgt. Jim Shannon of the department’s Anti-Crime team. The three vehicles are suspected to be proceeds of the illegal activity. One of the residents, Jai J. Bhagwandin, 39, was arrested for three counts of unlawful distribution of MDMA as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm, and further charges are expected, according to Shannon. Katie Bhagwandin, also known as Katie Padilla, 29, was also arrested but has been released pending a charging decision, according to police.

INTERRUPTED BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 9:15 a.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Hillkress Street when a resident arrived home to find a female inside stealing items and then he was nearly run down when her accomplice backed out of his driveway. The victim had tried to stop them from leaving by standing behind the vehicle, according to police. Suspects have been identified and the case remains under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIREARMS THEFT

• A 29-year-old Winlock man was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing four rifles from the 400 block of Russell Road in Winlock last week and then pawning them in Longview. Michael K. Davidson was picked up at his home on the 700 block of Winlock-Vader Road and booked into the Lewis County Jail last night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Because he is a convicted felon, he faces additional potential charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.

SUSPICIOUS DEATH

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was found dead inside a vehicle yesterday parked at the 76 gas station and convenience store at state Route 6 and Highway 603. Deputies and aid were called about 1:45 p.m., according to Cmdr. Steve Aust. “Aid worked on him, to no avail,” Aust said. Aust said the car had been there for several hours; a clerk had seen it as early as 9 a.m. Foul play isn’t suspected, he said. He is believed to be a 52-year-old man from the Morton area, according to Aust.

CAR PROWL

• A cell phone was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 2500 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday evening.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for disputes, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, possible phone scam, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Updated at 11:51 a.m.

DIG OUT YOUR GALOSHES

• The National Weather Service says continued heavy precipitation over Southwest Washington will push the Newaukum River near Chehalis above flood stage today where it’s expected to remain into early tomorrow morning. The Cowlitz River at Randle is expected to overflow its banks early this evening, according to the weather service. Minor flooding is expected in both areas, impacting farmlands and roads. An increased threat of landslides remains due to the ongoing rainfall.

ANGRY MOM SCARES SCHOOL STAFF

• A parent so upset her child was dropped off by a school bus at the wrong place and her voice mail message to White Pass Elementary School was so alarming, the school went into lockdown this morning for approximately three hours. Deputies responded to the east end school about 7:45 a.m. today and subsequently located the mother driving to the school and arrested her, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said in a news release Cheryl A. Strong, 48, made threats to harm staff in the message left yesterday afternoon. The child had been left at the wrong residence yesterday, after the family had moved to a different address, according to Brown. School employees ordered the lockdown this morning as soon as they heard the message, Brown stated. Strong was detained just before 11 a.m. and arrested for felony harassment, according to Brown.

AUTO THEFT

• A deputy was called early this morning to Vader when a resident on the 900 block of 10th Street woke up and discovered his car missing. The deputy was told his wife parked his silver 1992 Honda Accord in front of the residence about 8:30 p.m. yesterday and by 5 a.m., it was gone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The four-door car has a spoiler on its trunk, black steel rims and studded snow tires, according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police responded about 6 o’clock this morning to a report of someone entering a garage on the 400 block of South Gold Street and leaving with several items.

FELON WITH GUN

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and felon in possession of a firearm yesterday morning at West First and North Pearl streets in Centralia. John M. Lundy booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CRIME IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia Police Department Chief Bob Berg says while property crimes in the city inched up slightly last year, violent crimes dropped significantly to the lowest level in recent memory. Berg’s numbers come from statistics compiled for for the Washington State Association of Sheriff’s and Police Chiefs as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program which are forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Last year, there were no murders, fewer aggravated assaults and half as many forcible rapes as the previous year, according to Berg. The trend since 2004 – when Berg was hired – continues downward, according to the chief. Read his analysis here.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for dispute, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, protection order violation … and more.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

FAILED VEHICLE THEFT

• Chehalis police say a 32-year-old Chehalis man and his friend were unloading his pickup truck at the 200 block of Northeast Washington Avenue last night when a male ran up, jumped behind the wheel and tried to drive away. Officers called about 8:25 p.m. found the truck had struck one of the men and then a tree before they took the keys from the ignition, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Mark F. Dodge, 32, from Bremerton, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicle theft, according to police. Officer Linda Bailey said the victim suffered bruises.

STOLEN SNOWMOBILE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a $22,000 custom built snowmobile was stolen on Monday from Skate Creek Road North near Ashford. A deputy responding about 3 p.m. learned the 2012 black and orange Arctic Cat vanished sometime in the previous hour, according to the sheriff’s office.

SEX CRIME

• A 20-year-old man was arrested by Centralia police yesterday afternoon at the 100 block of South Oak Street after a 15-year-old girl’s older sister learned of a sexual relationship between him and the teenager. Police say Ian C. Henry is from California, befriended the girl on Facebook and came to town on a Greyhound bus to meet her. Henry is described as transient, having traveled from California to New Mexico and then Colorado, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree rape of a child, according to police.

MISSING PLATE

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of a license plate stolen from a utility trailer at the 1300 block of Lum Road. The Washington plate reads 8078UY, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for shoplifting, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

DOMESTIC DISPUTES

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested  after he allegedly choked his estranged wife, threatened her and her 16-year-old son with a baseball bat and smashed out the front window to the home at the 3700 block of Prairie Avenue in Centralia on Saturday night. Deputies called about 9:30 p.m. subsequently located Robby L. Rolly and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, third degree assault and malicious mischief, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Deputies arrested a 20-year-old Onalaska man yesterday morning for allegedly threatening to kill his estranged girlfriend during an argument. Dylan J. Brossett was booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment following the alleged incident at the 100 block of Josephine Loop in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

THEFT AND BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 100 block of Dieckman Road west of Chehalis yesterday of numerous rings and necklaces stolen from a safe. The loss estimated at almost $2,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is under investigation with a possible suspect, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza.

• A deputy took a report yesterday afternoon about a break-in to a barn at the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Randle. Power tools, chain saws and other items were stolen sometime between Saturday and Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy was called about 1 a.m. on Sunday to an attempted burglary at a dental clinic at the 200 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle. An alarm sounded, there was damage found on the front door but nothing was stolen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday someone stole more than $10,000 worth of tools and other items when they broke into a shop and a work vehicle at the 100 block of Templeton Road outside Toledo sometime between last Thursday and Friday.

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday from the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue regarding two discovered wallets stolen while the residents had guests in their home. Missing is at least $900 cash, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone stole eight tires and a CD /DVD player from a garage area at the 500 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia sometime between Sunday and Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police responded just before 9 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Lakeshore Drive to an attempted burglary in which someone broke a window to a garage.

• Centralia police responded about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue regarding a stolen credit card.

• Centralia police responded about 7 p.m. on Sunday to the 1200 block of Mellen Street where a male attempted to spend a counterfeit $20 bill, but fled the premises when the clerk noted it was fake.

• Centralia police took another report yesterday of someone’s check cashed for a different amount than it had been written for, having been stolen from a mailbox on the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard.

• A vehicle stolen about a month ago in Centralia was discovered burned up on Saturday night on a logging road off the Lincoln Creek Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR PROWL

• Police took a report of a prowl to an unlocked vehicle yesterday morning at the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia.

• An Avon bag was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle at the 2600 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia on Sunday afternoon.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday someone stole a .22 caliber rifle from a vehicle at the 500 block of Hill Street in Pe Ell sometime between last Thursday and Friday. The gun is valued at $500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday night of a pistol and some medication stolen from a car while it was parked at Wal-Mart.

CREEPINESS

• Chehalis police took a report about noon yesterday from a woman who said a man was following her around inside Wal-Mart and took a picture of her with his cell phone near the entrance. She reported it to management, Sgt. Gary WIlson said. Taking a picture of a person in public isn’t a crime, but stalking them would be, Wilson said. The incident is being looked into, he said.

UNRULY MAN ARRESTED

• Police arrested a 27-year-old homeless man about 1:30 p.m. yesterday for obstruction after he allegedly tried to start fights with various people at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue. Timothy R. Swann was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 34-year-old Portland man was arrested for trespassing and possession of methamphetamine after he was discovered hiding on a locomotive Saturday afternoon at the end of Kuper Road in Centralia. Christopher Boulden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TODDLER INJURED BY FAMILY DOG

• The sheriff’s office impounded a black lab after it bit a 1-year-old boy yesterday, causing severe lacerations to the child’s face. It happened when the little one was playing with the family dog at the 300 block of East Oakview Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital where he is being treated, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

FIRE

• Fire destroyed a cargo truck on Saturday at the 200 block of Mossyrock Road. Lewis County Fire District 3 Chief Doug Fosburg said the blaze threatened two residences but was extinguished before it could spread.

WRECK

• A 49-year-old Onalaska man suffered an injury to his head when his vehicle struck a tree along the 700 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska on Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Randy L. Lincecum was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after the approximately 12:30 p.m. single-vehicle collision, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation, collisions on city streets; a report of a hen walking around the Chehalis park and ride lot … and more.

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Vehicle versus tree on Middle Fork Road / Courtesy photo by Rhonda Volk

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

SUSPECTED PROWLERS CAPTURED

• Centralia police arrested two individuals and are looking for a third suspect after an apparent attempted burglary early this morning at the 2000 block of Ahlers Avenue. Officers called about 5:15 a.m. learned two males were seen entering the carport of a home but scared away by a motion sensored light and sped off in a blue Ford Explorer, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers followed the vehicle and found it abandoned at the end of River Road, according to police. A police dog track turned up William A. Nickols, 23 and Jesse S. Shannon, 19, both of Centralia. One of them had to be treated for dog bite wounds at Providence Centralia Hospital, police stated. The pair were booked into the Lewis County Jail. Their vehicle was impounded and a search warrant sought, as it appeared to contain property that suggested the group had been out prowling vehicles in the north end of town, according to police.

• Centralia police took a report on Friday from the 500 block of East Maple Street of an overnight vehicle prowl in which a lunch box and an iPod were stolen.

• A wallet, shoes and a phone charger were stolen from a vehicle at the
500 block of East Maple Street  in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday.

• Centralia police took a report about 8:45 a.m. on  Friday of a vehicle prowl at the 300 block of North Buckner Street in which money was taken.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called just after 10 p.m. yesterday about a burglary to a home on the 2600 block of North Pearl Street. Someone pried open a door to get inside and stole computers, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A gray 1995 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the 200 block of East Van Buren Street on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 46-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday after a traffic stop at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Darrell R. Stackhouse was pulled over about 1:40 p.m. for expired license tabs, found to be driving with a suspended license and the suspected meth was found on him, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence; responses for collisions on city streets, shoplifting … and more.