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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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Updated at 3:11 p.m.

ON THE ROAD

• Two teenagers were uninjured but their pickup truck was totaled when it rear-ended a van in Onalaska yesterday morning which was carrying six children. The 62-year-old Onalaska woman driving the 2006 Honda Odyssey van was the only person hurt, taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with severe neck pain, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She had stopped at the intersection at Leonard Road and state Route 508 when her van was hit from behind, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy called just before 8 a.m. found that all the youngsters, from ages 2 to age 16, were buckled in, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The 19-year-old driver of the 1987 Nissan pickup was cited for defective tires, no insurance and speed too fast for conditions, Brown said. The van was drivable, with about $3,000 worth of damage, Brown said.

• A 21-year-old motorist was reportedly not seriously hurt but was arrested for driving under the influence after his pickup truck landed in China Creek in Centralia overnight. Officers responding just before 1 a.m. to the area near the 1100 block of West Pear Street found Kody J. Foster had scratches from climbing out of the area, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 22-year-old woman was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after a car in which she was a passenger car hit a fence and came to rest in a ditch along the 2300 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia lat night. Firefighters called at 11:50 p.m. report she was to be evaluated for possible shoulder and back injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

PHONE FIGHT

• Police were called to an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Johnson Road in Centralia just after 11 o’clock yesterday morning where they were told by a 57-year-old woman that after an argument with a 56-year-old man, he took her cell phone away from her. Police located the suspect, Ricky M Langley, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree robbery, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors declined to file that charge.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• An officer was called about 9:50 a.m. yesterday to the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia following the discovery by a resident that someone forced open his apartment’s front door. Nothing appeared to be missing though, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a woman living at the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia that someone forced their way through her back door on Saturday and stole a tupperware container holding her medications. Taken between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. that day were 45 Valium, 45, morphine and 80 oxycodone tablets, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is about $75, according to the sheriff’s office.

BREAK-IN ETHEL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone walked in to an Ethel man’s motor home on Saturday and left with an Xbox 360, more than 20 games and a tablet, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. while he was at his mother’s house some 50 feet away, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened at the 100 block of Oyler Road, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. He had left his door open, she said.

AFTER DARK

• Police were called just before 3 o’clock this morning after a man thought he saw someone trying to break in to a car along Southwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis. The individual said he heard a car door handle then saw a male looking into a vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. When they both looked at each other, the possible prowler ran off, and rode away on a bicycle, police said. A responding officer didn’t locate anyone.

VANDALISM

• Someone painted the viaduct and also the tailgate belonging to a person living near there at the 800 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to  report made to police yesterday afternoon.

FIRE ON PORCH

• Discarded smoking materials are suspected of causing a porch fire in Centralia yesterday afternoon. Firefighters called at 3 p.m. to the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue found individuals extinguishing the flames with a garden hose, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The residents were not at home, Fire Capt. Scott Weinert indicated. Firefighters removed decking materials from the porch to ensure the fire had not spread beneath the home, according to Weinert. The damage is estimated at about $5,000.

FIRE IN GARAGE

• The sheriff’s office is investigating to find out who was burning inside a detached garage of a vacant property in foreclosure in Centralia. A deputy was requested by the fire department yesterday afternoon to respond to the 1100 block of Pacific Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared to have been started using garbage cardboard and tin cans sometime during the previous three days and extinguished already, according to the sheriff’s office. Neighbors said they’d seen transients in the area of the house, although not in the last week, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. A door had been forced open several times in the past, Brown said. The damage to the sheetrock, framing and exterior paint is estimated to be several thousand dollars, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, runaway teenager, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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Updated at 7:15 p.m.

THEFT INVESTIGATION

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday by a local business about suspected embezzlement by an employee. The case was sent over to detectives to investigate, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A pair of teenagers taking photographs for a class project at Schaeffer Park off state Route 507 north of Centralia yesterday evening returned to their vehicle to find a window broken out and both of their purses stolen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday about the theft of a puppy from inside a car parked behind Safeway on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. Its owner said she had locked the doors but left the windows cracked, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer got a phone call  few hours later from the victim who said her boyfriend recovered the dog from an individual in Centralia after seeing the dog on the Internet,  according to police. The male claimed he bought the puppy from another person, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday by a teenage girl who discovered someone had got into her car and stolen a backpack containing among other items, school supplies and an iPhone. It happened while she was parked outside a business on the east side of the the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She had left her passenger window down, according to police.

• Centralia police were called about 11:45 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of North Washington Avenue where approximately 50 CDs were stolen from a vehicle.

DRUGS

• A 42-year-old Centralia woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for allegedly being caught by drug detectives with a pouch containing plastic packaging, a scale, more than $200 cash and a small bag plus a larger bag of a crystal substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Janet L. Gleason is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver – in a school zone – and went before a judge this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. Her bail was set at $20,000. Charging documents indicate law enforcement began investigating Gleason sometime between May and August of this year and that she was pulled over by a detective, admitted she was on her way to Borst Park to sell 10 grams of and granted him permission to search her car. Jail records show she was booked at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The affidavit of probable cause does not specify where or even what day she was pulled over, but the information charging her states the alleged offense occurred on or about Sept. 17.

• A 36-year-old Packwood resident charged with allegedly growing 24 marijuana plants in his backyard this summer was summonsed to appear in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon. James M. Miller is charged with manufacture of marijuana, a class C felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison. A judge agreed to a $10,000 unsecured bond so he could stay out of jail while his case proceeds. Before his hearing, Miller said he has permits but didn’t give them to the sheriff’s office because he didn’t want to get harassed. Charging papers state two deputies went to his home on the 100 block of Rainbow Lane on June 28 to speak with him on another matter, and noticed the marijuana growing in his fenced backyard when a female answered the door and said Miller was not there. The officers reportedly obtained a telephonic search warrant and collected 24 plants in various stages of growth and told the female that if Miller was a medical marijuana patient, he needed to provide the paperwork to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-four is beyond the 15 plants allowed for a medical marijuana patient. On Aug. 4, when a detective spoke with Miller in the jail, Miller said he had the authorization posted on his fence, but it was stolen, charging documents indicate. Miller’s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 8. He is the same James Miller indicted in federal court with theft and damaging government property, as one of the three alleged timber cutters involved in illegally harvesting Big Leaf Maple from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, which was allegedly sold by a Winlock man to out of state companies for more than $800,000.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, obstructing, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, harassment, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, violation of anti-harassment order … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Updated at 6:08 p.m.

BURGLARY CLUES: PANTIES, KID’S SHIRT

• A 63-year-old Toledo area man called the sheriff’s office yesterday after discovering someone had broken into his detached garage and stolen some equipment as well as frozen meat from his freezer but left behind a pair of women’s underwear, a child-sized T-shirt and a hair dryer. Missing is an Onan generator and a Karcher pressure washer, plus other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the burglary at the 800 block of Spencer Road occurred sometime since Sept. 2, while the victim and his fifth-wheel were away from the property. It appeared someone used a card to open the lock on a side door and then reached in to push the garage door opener button, Brown said.

CUSTOMER’S RV VANISHES FROM LOT

• Police were called by the owner of a 2015 Cruise Light travel trailer who dropped it off at a Chehalis business Saturday evening to be serviced and then returned yesterday to check on the progress and learned nobody knew where it was. An officer responding to the RV sales and repair store at the 1000 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue noted it was taken through the gate when it was left there, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is about $25,000, according to police. It was entered into the system as a stolen vehicle, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

MISSING MONEY

• Centralia police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday regarding the suspected theft of cash from a business on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. The business owner will try to resolve the issue prior to police taking enforcement action, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRESPASSING CASE

• Centralia police are continuing to investigate a trespassing incident, reported yesterday from the 1400 block of South Tower Avenue. Police say video captured images of a female entering into a fenced compound of a closed business.

FIREARM VIOLATION

• An individual pulled over for a routine traffic stop at U.S. Highway 12 and Second Street in Morton at about 10 p.m. on Saturday was issued a citation for having a loaded handgun in the vehicle without possessing a concealed weapon permit, according to the Morton Police Department. The gun was given back after its ammunition was separated from the weapon, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Somebody spray painted graffiti onto a shed at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Centralia police were called to the 1200 block of Ward Street yesterday where graffiti was spray painted onto a garage.

ON THE ROAD

• A Morton police officer assisted a trooper with an investigation in which a driver exited a vehicle, but left it running and in gear, and it rolled across a street into a building at the 200 block of Second Street in Morton last Thursday afternoon, according to the Morton Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, shoplifting, harassment, vicious dog, suspicious circumstances, violation of anti-harassment order … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 28th, 2015
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Updated at 7:09 p.m.

ARSON INVESTIGATION

• The cause of a Saturday night fire at the 200 block of U.S. Highway 12 south of Chehalis is under investigation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Members of Lewis County Fire District 5 – Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue – responded to an 11:34 p.m. call and found an outbuilding burning, according to Fire Chief Gregg Peterson. They extinguished it, he said. Peterson described  the shed and its contents as a total loss. The sheriff’s office said this morning two sheds were set on fire. It is believed to be related to an ongoing neighborhood dispute and both parties are pointing fingers at each other, according to the sheriff’s office.

STUDENT ACCUSED OF PILFERING IN BACKYARD

• A 28-year-old Centralia College student was arrested on Saturday morning following a call about a man seen pulling a cart with a bicycle through a backyard on the 500 block of South Cedar Street and then a call soon after by a person on the 500 block of South Ash Street who said he came home to discover numerous items dumped in his fenced yard. Among the property found was an air compressor and solar radio that belonged on Cedar Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. The makeshift trailer located on Ash Street also contained metal and tools including a small chainsaw, according to police. The resident on Ash Street showed police other items he found, including four bicycles and a tote with bike wheels and bike parts, police reported. Jeremy A. Goldner was booked into the Lewis County Jail and subsequently charged today with second-degree burglary. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke said he is a full time student, on the honor roll, trying to major in diesel mechanics who lives with his mother, but has arranged to go live at a sobriety house in Lewis County. His bail was set with a $10,000 unsecured bond when he went before a judge this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court.

BELONGINGS PLUCKED FROM OPEN WINDOW

• Centralia police were called to the 400 block of West Plum Street about 6 p.m. yesterday where they were told a bag sitting on the sill of of open window had been stolen. It contained $20, identification and a green card, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A pickup truck reported stolen about 3:40 p.m. on Friday from the Twin City Town Center was located on Sunday afternoon at Wal-Mart. It was returned to its owner, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MISSING MEDS

• An officer was called about the theft of prescription medication yesterday from the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday evening to the 500 block of Northwest New York Avenue where an individual said she discovered numerous of her Oxycodone pills were missing.

OTHER THEFT

• Police yesterday contacted an individual in Centralia who said the rear license plate had been taken from her vehicle. She didn’t know when it went missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 33-year-old woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police about 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Stephanie R. Keen, described by police as a resident of Ethel, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called about 6:15 a.m. today following the discovery of several windows damaged at R.E. Bennett Elementary School on the 200 block of South Market Boulevard. They had holes in them, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Somebody spray painted a car at the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

• Prosecutors asked for $50,000 bail and a judge set it at $100,000 today for a 52-year-old Mossyrock man accused of assaulting his girlfriend, threatening to cut her head off, taking her phone and keeping her from leaving the home for five hours. Police were called on Thursday afternoon after she finally did leave and called 911 from someone else’s home, according to charging documents. The woman told police Stephen L. Shores was angry she wasn’t helping him sell his artwork and allegedly pinned her to the bed, spit on her and slapped her repeatedly, according to charging documents. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail early on Friday and went before a judge this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court, charged with unlawful imprisonment and harassment. Prosecutors told the judge they had concerns about community safety in part because Shores has seven convictions for second-, third- and fourth-degree assaults from 2008 and around that time period, plus five convictions in 2002 for assault and harassment.

ON THE ROAD

• A 29-year-old Castle Rock man was arrested for driving under the influence after his car took out several small trees over a distance of about 30 yards near Avery Road West and North Military Road early on Sunday morning. Deputies responding about 3:30 a.m. for a collision found burning rubber and smoke rising from the 2006 Dodge Stratus; it’s engine running, stereo blaring and wheels spinning at maximum RPMs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A passenger window was broken to extract the driver Jeremy L. Franklin who was unconscious, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Franklin woke up but was confused and was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. Blood was drawn as he was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, according to Brown. Franklin was then booked into the Lewis County Jail. The car was totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, hit and run, drugs, urinating in public, protection order violation, reckless endangerment, malicious mischief, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, collision in parking lot, vehicle stuck on railroad tracks, student driving like a maniac at or near W.F. West High School, someone lighting off fireworks at a house with Christmas lights … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
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PEDESTRIAN KILLED ON I-5 NEAR WINLOCK

• A motorist attempting to retrieve an item that had fallen from his truck was hit by a car on Interstate 5 last night south of Chehalis. Troopers called at 7:50 p.m. to the southbound lanes just north of the Winlock-Toledo interchange report that Matthew B. Hearn, 46, of Castle Rock, died at Providence Centralia Hospital. The driver of the Toyota Camry that struck him was unhurt, according to the Washington State Patrol. The southbound lanes were closed until about 10 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 6:45 a.m. today to the 500 block of East Maple Street where someone stole a stereo and amplifier from a vehicle. It had been left unlocked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 10 p.m. yesterday regarding two parked vehicles getting egged at the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia.

COLLISION

• No charges are expected in a fatality collision yesterday morning a mile east of McCleary in which an eastbound pickup truck crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming log truck driven by a Rochester man. Troopers called about 8:40 a.m. to the wreck on state Route 108 found the 2004 Ford pickup and the unloaded log truck on the westbound shoulder, according to the Washington State Patrol. Randall R. Russell, 52, of Rochester, was reportedly uninjured. Ernest J. Eichhorn Jr., 34, from Lacey died, the state patrol reports. Both men were wearing seat belts. The roadway was fully blocked for more than five hours.

ROCHESTER RESIDENTIAL FIRE

• One of two people that escaped a fire in a Rochester duplex yesterday was treated for possible smoke inhalation, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Firefighters called at about 11:40 p.m. to the 6600 block of Southwest 188th Avenue found heavy flames and smoke on one side and extinguished the blaze, according to Lt. Lanette Dyer. Nobody was home at the time in the second unit, but it sustained heavy smoke damage, Dyer reported. A dog was unaccounted for, Dyer said. The female wasn’t taken to the hospital. An explosion reported by several individuals turned out to be what Dyer called a pressure tank for the water. Crews from five other departments assisted. The cause is being investigated, she said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, probation violation, malicious mischief, driving under the influence; responses for misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

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Fire breaks out at 6600 block of Southwest 188th Avenue. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

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State Route 108 in Grays Harbor County. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 25th, 2015
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WORKPLACE DISPUTE

• A female went into the Centralia Police Department yesterday just before 1 p.m. to report being assaulted by a co-worker. The alleged incident appeared to involve grabbing or pushing and is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 3 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue regarding the repeated theft of their open/closed sign.

• Police were called just before noon yesterday to the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia about stolen medications.

• A backpack containing credit cards and a person’s identification was reported stolen from the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning.

• Chehalis police were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to a business at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue regarding a suspected fraudulent check.

• Police were called to the 800 block of Park Way in Centralia at about 9:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a license plate stolen off a truck.

• A license plate was stolen from a utility trailer at the 600 block of M Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning. The plate number is 6995WS, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone put graffiti on a building at the 500 block of West First Street in Centralia, according to a report taken by police yesterday.

ON THE ROAD

• Responders were called about 2:15 a.m. today for a rollover accident on state Route 508 east of Onalaska. It was a work truck with buckets of oil that spilled onto the roadway near Centralia-Alpha Road, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. The driver, an adult male, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, possibly with the intention of being transferred to a Vancouver hospital, according to Assistant Fire Chief Rhonda Volk.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for trespass, disorderly conduct, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision in parking lot, complaint of two subjects engaged in intimate encounter inside a parked vehicle … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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MULTIPLE FIREARMS AMONG STOLEN PROPERTY

• Deputies were called yesterday afternoon to the home of a 75-year-old Centralia area man after the discovery of a burglary in which some $3,000 worth of valuables were stolen. Sometime yesterday after 8:30 a.m. and before 3:20 p.m., someone broke into the residence on the 1900 block of Little Hanaford Road and made off with six rifles, a shotgun, a pistol, jewelry and alcohol, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing was a small black utility trailer, a string trimmer, a tiller and possibly other items as yet unknown, according to the sheriff’s office. There is no suspect information, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said this morning.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 7:30 a.m. yesterday after an individual saw a male on a bicycle grab a drill from a residence that is being remodeled at the 400 block of West Center Street and and then leave the area with it.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning to the 2300 block of Eureka Avenue where a wallet had been stolen from a vehicle.

• A stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1400 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

MAN GETS TICKET FOR BEGGING

• Chehalis police issued what is probably their first ticket for panhandling yesterday. An officer was called about 12:40 p.m. to the 400 block of North Market Boulevard where a customer had complained to a business they were asked for money near an ATM, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The individual, a homeless man who has previously been warned about sitting on the city-owned bench on the sidewalk outside the bank and panhandling, was issued a civil infraction, which will cost him $250, according to police. It’s not a crime, but a civil infraction, so no report was written and details were not readily available, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. The new ordinance went into effect three weeks ago. Further offenses by the same individual could prompt the issuance of a citation for a criminal misdemeanor. That would mean a mandatory appearance before a judge and, if convicted, a fine of up to $1,000 and as long as 90 days in jail.

ON THE ROAD

• A car stopped on U.S. Highway 12 to turn left into a private driveway a half mile east of Salkum this morning was rear-ended by another car injuring both drivers. Troopers called just after 8 a.m. blamed the wreck on Nicole L. Ray, 23, of Winlock, following too closely. She was hurt, but not transported to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Her 2007 Ford Taurus was towed, the state patrol reports. The other driver, William R. Brown, 78, from Salkum, was taken to Morton General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to responders. His 2013 Ford Focus was still drivable, the investigating trooper reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, possibly suicidal person, collision on city street … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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Updated at 6:35 p.m.

INTERRUPTED BURGLARY MINERAL

• The owner of the Mineral Grocery store was summoned to his business on the 100 block of Front Street about 3 a.m. today by an alarm and caught a skinny young man inside stealing cigarettes, but the subject ran out the back door, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 67-year-old chased the intruder down an alley, but lost him when he turned just past the bar, according to the sheriff’s office. The suspect is described as maybe 5-feet 9-inches tall with a scruffy little beard and in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Someone pried open a back door at a second-hand store on the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and stole an unknown amount of money, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer responded about 3:30 a.m. today and the investigation continues, according to police.

• Centralia police were called to the 400 block of West Center Street at about 4:50 p.m. yesterday following the discovery someone had stolen tools from inside a home that is being remodeled. There were no signs of forced entry and no suspect information at this time, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POSSIBLE CAR PROWLER

• Chehalis police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue where someone had broken the passenger door window to a car in the parking lot. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by a 26-year-old resident who discovered a couple of thousand dollars worth of expenditures made on her credit card in multiple southern states by someone unknown. She had just returned to the area and it’s not clear where her card may have been compromised, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer took a report.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 48-year-old Randle man was arrested for second-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief after a series of events reported by his girlfriend at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. A deputy was summoned to the Randle fire station where the woman said the night before he had choked her and given her a black eye, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she didn’t report it at the time because he threatened to take her dogs away, but as she was loading her truck and trying to leave, he allegedly jumped into the bed of the pickup and began throwing items out of it, according to the sheriff’s office. He also allegedly smashed her truck’s rear window. David R. LaChance and booked in to the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Prosecutors declined to file the felony charge, but LaChance is scheduled to go before a judge today in Lewis County District Court instead.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

• Chehalis police responded just after 5 p.m. yesterday because someone called 911 to say they saw a male walking up McFadden Avenue from Southwest 11th Street swinging an ax around and whipping a bull whip. No such person could be found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND FROM MORTON

• Morton police indicated on Monday they are still investigating incidents of four slashed tires on a vehicle from Sept. 15 at the 200 block of Jastad Road and another on Sept. 17 at the 100 block of Fourth Street. Also last week, an officer removed a marijuana plant found growing in a pot along the Tilton River.

ON THE ROAD

• A 67-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly backing up for an unknown reason at a stop light and hitting a vehicle, driving away and then striking another vehicle in a parking lot yesterday in Centralia. The first incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. at Harrison and Belmont avenues and the next at the 100 block of High Street by the Centralia Outlets, according to the Centralia Police Department. The license plate number of the suspect truck led to the registered owner’s residence, according to police. Judy M. Tokstad, 67, of Centralia, said she didn’t recall hitting any vehicles but was issued citations for hit and run, Officer John Panco said. She was then released.

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man is in satisfactory condition today at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after his car crossed into the oncoming lanes of a divided highway about three and a half miles south of Shelton yesterday. Troopers called at 1:20 p.m. to U.S. Highway 101 found that Caleb L. Simons’ 1984 Chevrolet Caprice had been northbound but drifted to the left, hit the cable barrier and continued through the median and struck the driver’s side of a southbound car, according to the Washington State Patrol. The Toyota Corolla was knocked about 30 feet down an embankment. Its driver, James E. Spear, 60, of Bellingham was wearing a seat belt and reportedly not injured but it’s unknown if Simons was wearing his seat belt, according to the state patrol. Simons was airlifted to the Seattle hospital. The cause of the collision remains under investigation, according to the patrol.

• A 19-year-old is in fair condition today after he wrecked a borrowed motorcycle yesterday afternoon at the 700 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis. David Serrano Mosso was northbound traveling much faster than the 40 mph posted speed limit when he left the roadway at a curve going airborne, bouncing once, striking a fence post and landing about 100 feet off the roadway into a wire fence, according to responders. Aid and deputies responding to the approximately 2:45 p.m. call found him unconscious, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The Centralia resident was wearing a helmet but it showed it took a severe blow, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 1995 Kawasaki XZ 1100 was totaled, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Mosso was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and is to be cited for several offenses including not having a motorcycle endorsement, driving with a suspended license and not using an ignition interlock device, according to Brown.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, child custody disagreement, collision on city street, report that a male carrying a gas can in a parking lot near Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis asked somebody for money, report that guys with sleeping rolls on their backs have been seen going into the woods around the Chehalis sewer plant and could even be cooking meth down there … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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SWEEPING UP THE HOMELESS

• Police conducting a sweep through Rotary Riverside Park in Centralia yesterday morning for unlawful encampments for the second day in a row arrested a 53-year-old homeless woman for an outstanding warrant. Janie S Weibling was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

RECOVERED STOLEN PROPERTY

• A fishing license and checks found in front of a business at the 1200 block of Lum Road in Centralia yesterday turned out to be stolen from an individual in the Olympia area, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers will be attempting to locate the person that dropped the items, according to police.

• Centralia police are continuing to investigate after recovering a stolen computer yesterday from a 28-year-old homeless man, in a case associated with the 1000 block of H Street.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to an vehicle electrical charging station on the 1200 block of Lum Road to take a report of a car prowl. The window was broken out and stolen were several items including including a cell phone and a computer that had been left in plain view, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday of a combination flashlight-stun gun stolen from a pickup truck on the 300 block of Southwest 13th Street sometime between September 7 and 12.

DRUGS

• A 42-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of heroin yesterday in Centralia. Chato R Ayres was booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact about 1:15 p.m. with an officer at the 1400 block of Mellen Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, drugs, hit and run, misdemeanor assault, violation of no-contact order, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, panhandling, vandalism, gas drive off, possible child abuse, barking neighbor dogs, collision on city street, missing bong/pipes, suspected misdemeanor theft regarding failure to return property to rental business … and more.

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Monday, September 21st, 2015
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JUMPED IN CHEHALIS

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

THREATENED IN RANDLE

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

THREATENED IN GLENOMA

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

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

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

WALLET LIFTED CENTRALIA

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

MONEY MISSING

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

FRAUD CHEHALIS

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

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

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

TEEN FLEES POLICE

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

DRUGS

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

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

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

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

AND MORE

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

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

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

DISPUTE

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

BAD TOUCHING

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

THEFT

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

VANDALISM

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

AND MORE

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

 

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

FACEBOOK FIGHTING

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

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

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

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

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

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

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

OTHER THEFT

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

AID CALLED FOR SHOPLIFTING

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

DRUGS

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

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

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

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

AND MORE

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

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015
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ETHEL MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO JUMP FROM BRIDGE

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

BREAK-IN AT ELKS CLUB

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

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

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

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

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

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

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

OBSERVANT GARBAGE COLLECTOR SAVES HOUSE FROM FIRE

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

AND MORE

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

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

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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CHILD ASSAULT

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

PARENT ASSAULT

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

BREAK-IN MOSSYROCK

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

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

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

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

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

MISSING MEDS

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

FRAUD

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

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

DRUGS

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

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

LOST AND FOUND

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

AND MORE

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

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

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

MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN BUCODA BAT ATTACK

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

UNDERAGE DRINKING

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

VANDALISM

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

AND MORE

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

 

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Monday, September 14th, 2015
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SEXUAL ASSAULT

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

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

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

KIDS ACCUSED OF STEALING PHONE

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

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

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

BREAK-IN WINLOCK

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

VEHICLE THEFT

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

OTHER THEFT

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

CAR TRASHED

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

AND MORE

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

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Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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NOISY NEIGHBOR MUSIC

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

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

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

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

THEFT

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

COLLISION

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

AND MORE

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

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 11th, 2015
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ARSON

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

VEHICLE THEFT

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

VEHICLE PROWL

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

OTHER THEFT

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

AND MORE

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

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

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

POLICE: METH INVOLVED IN POLICE PURSUIT OF ATV

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

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY VICTIMIZED BY THIEF

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

“CUSTOMERS” DIG INTO CASH REGISTER

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

VIRTUAL TRAFFICKING OF STOLEN PROPERTY

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

AUTO THEFT

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

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

VANDALISM

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

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

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

AND MORE

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

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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LOOT INCLUDES COW ART

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

MAIL THEFT FRAUD

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

OTHER FRAUD

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

VEHICLE PROWL

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

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

PORCH PROWLING

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

KIDS ALONE IN CAR

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

COLLISIONS

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

• A 53-year-old man was arrested after allegedly running into a power pole about 9:30 p.m. yesterday at the 400 block of Leonard Road in Onalaska, knocking it down and leaving the area. Robert W. Clark, of Onalaska, was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence as well as hit and run, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 2004 Chevrolet 2500 truck was described as totaled. Clark was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, no contact order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, collision on city street  … and more.