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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Updated

PAIR HURT IN SINGLE-VEHICLE COLLISION

• Two people were hospitalized after an allegedly intoxicated driver ran off U.S. Highway 12 east of Glenoma early yesterday morning, drove through a guard rail and hit a utility pole. Troopers and aid called about 1:45 a.m. to the scene near Scott Road found the pickup truck destroyed but the occupants were outside of it, according to responders. “From what I understand, he had minor injuries and the female had a broken arm,” Lewis County Fire District 18 Chief Ed Lowe said. Scotty R. Mays, 35, from Glenoma, and Brooke D. Pyles, 21, of Randle, were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. “They’re lucky to be alive,” Lowe said. Pyles was treated and then released, but Mays was stabilized and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle; he has been released, according to hospital spokespersons. The state patrol reports Mays faces possible charges of driving under the influence and vehicular assault.

THEFT

• Someone stole a cargo trailer from the 100 block of North Ash Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 a.m. yesterday. The white 2002 Pace enclosed trailer has a license plate of 0961 VX, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone apparently crawled through the window of a residence on the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia and stole two firearms. Missing is a Ruger semi-automatic and a Taurus revolver, according to a report made to police about 5:40 p.m. on Friday. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police are investigating a second-degree theft regarding a report made from the 600 block of F Street on Friday. “Items” were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report late Friday afternoon from the 100 block of North Ash Street that someone stole the spare tires from two vehicles.

POLICE: MEDS NOT MISSING

• Centralia police yesterday reported they are referring a case for a possible charge of fraud related to a 27-year-old woman allegedly attempting to file a false police report of stolen medications.

UNCOOPERATIVE SUBECT JAILED

• A 41-year-old man was arrested and booked into jail for obstructing after he allegedly failed to follow police officers’ instructions during a dispute about 9:20 p.m. on Friday at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia. Wuilson Alverto Lopez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday regarding a window broken out of a vehicle at the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia.

MILLIONS GIVEN TO ASSIST LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

• The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $1.1 million to the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation as part of series of grants to enhance services to crime victims and improve criminal justice in tribal communities. A little more than $407,000 will go towards crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse, a little more than $307,000 is to combat violence against women and the remainder is for tribal police for training, equipment and to fund their community oriented policing efforts, according to an announcement on Friday from U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. More than $10 million awarded last week was distributed among eight Indian Tribes in Western Washington, according to Durkan. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Tribes, and are confident these grants will help increase the public safety of each community,” Durkan stated in a news release. “One size does not fit all, and I am pleased these grants will address specific needs on Tribal lands.”

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for minor collision, other misdemeanor theft, someone who found the air had been let out of their tire … and more.

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Friday, September 20th, 2013

OUCH

• Centralia police arrested a woman yesterday for allegedly biting a police officer while he was attempting to take her into custody. Alyssa F. Acord, 31, was wanted on a warrant and officers responding to the 400 block of South Iron Street about 1 p.m. ended up arresting her for possession of methamphetamine as well, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault and the drug violation, according to police.

DISORDERLY PERSON

• Centralia police responded about 4 p.m. yesterday to a disturbance at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue and arrested a 48-year-old homeless man who allegedly tried to start fights with several people. Anthony D. Webb was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A boy, no age available, was arrested for possession of unspecified drugs about 9:30 a.m. yesterday at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia regarding someone trying to break into a vehicle.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports yesterday of graffiti to buildings on the 200 block of South Pearl Street and the 500 block of North Tower Avenue as well as markings on a fence at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, probation violation, other misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, threats made, collision, suspicious circumstances, stolen bicycle; complaints of barking dogs … and more.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Updated

CABIN BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a 19-year-old man was arrested for a break-in to an Ashford area summer cabin after a deputy followed a trail of knocked down brush to his nearby mother’s home and found missing property. The burglary at the 200 block of Skate Creek Road occurred sometime between Friday and Monday, but was discovered on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office. An arriving deputy observed several windows broken, the front door ajar and found security lights and camera smashed on the ground, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. The neighbor’s son, Matthew T. Kelley, who is from Longview but has been staying with his mother was contacted on Tuesday, interviewed and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, according to Snaza. All of the stolen items were recovered, he said, such as fishing poles, a shotgun, a 22 rifle and various electronics.

OUT-OF-CONTROL TEEN

• A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday morning for harassment after he allegedly made threats to kill people at the 900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. Officers called to the home about 10 a.m. took the teen to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DOMESTIC INCIDENTS

• A 56-year-old woman who visited the Centralia Police Department yesterday asking about what crime it would be if her adult son pushed her, causing her to fall down and possibly break her arm and was told it would be a felony, decided she didn’t want to give a statement, according to police. A report was forwarded to the Lewis County Prosecutors Office for evaluation of a charge of second-degree assault, according to police.

• A 33-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he allegedly kicked in a door to a residence he shares with a female on Southwest Johnson Avenue last night. Donnie S. Donahe was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CENTRALIA BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 7:40 a.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Honeysuckle Lane in Centralia to a report someone had broken into the home and damaged a toilet. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING MEDS

• A Chehalis woman contacted police yesterday to report missing her prescription drug used for preventing cravings for other drugs, according to police. She didn’t know exactly where it may have been lost but was concerned about it getting out onto the street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

STRANGER ENCOUNTERS

• Chehalis police were called to a residence on Southwest Ninth Street where an unknown person reportedly walked into the home and then left. Further details were not readily available.

• Deputies would like to find and talk with a man who contacted three teenagers waiting for a school bus early yesterday morning near Rochester. It was about 6:30 a.m. at the 10200 block of 179th Avenue Southwest when the brown haired man in a light colored four-door passenger car stopped and asked if they’d seen a girl and wanted to show them pictures, but when a father stepped out of his house, the subject quickly left, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. What he did wasn’t a crime, but it makes one wonder what he was really doing since he departed as another adult appeared, Sgt. Kenneth Clark said. A detective would just like to locate him and ask him about it, Clark said. He is described as an unshaven white male between 35 years old and 45 years old, possibly with a mustache, according to the sheriff’s office. The car is either light green or cream colored.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for suspicious circumstances, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, parenting conflict, disputes, hit and run; complaints of loud music, motorist talking on phone, eating ice cream ands steering with elbows … and more.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

BURGLARY SUSPECT BOOKED, ANOTHER AT LARGE

• Deputies arrested one person yesterday and are looking for a second individual in connection with an interrupted burglary to a garage on the 2400 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia that occurred on Monday morning. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, a 56-year-old resident leaving his home around 8 a.m. noticed a vehicle parked down the road and had forgotten something so he returned home. He found two men in his garage who “plowed by him” to exit, according to the sheriff’s office. He tried to keep them from leaving and they fought back to get away, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. The burglars fled, but the man wrote down their license plate on his hand, according to Snaza. The sheriff’s office contacted Brad J. Christian, 41, of Centralia, yesterday and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, according to Snaza. They are looking for his companion, Henry M. Reilly, 50, of Centralia, who may be in the Cinebar area, Snaza said.

CHAINSAW THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday after the discovery of a burglary to a house on the 600 block of Jefferson Street. Someone pried open the back door sometime after 7 o’clock that morning, went inside and left with two chainsaws, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A vehicle which pulled to the side of the road at the 2700 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon and attempted a U-turn collided with another car and then struck a mailbox and a stone pillar., according to the Centralia Police Department. There were no life-threatening injuries, police said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, protection order violation, theft of rental property; concerns about kids shoving each other into traffic, parked log truck obscuring other vehicles’ traffic vision; complaints of loud stereo … and more.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Surveillance video from Yard Birds Mall shows unpaid for Honda Trail 50 rolling out the front door. / Courtesy photo Chehalis Police Department

MINI MOTORCYCLE THEFTS

2013.0918.faceyardbidguy• Chehalis police are hoping somebody recognizes a shopper captured on security video who left Yard Birds Mall on North National Avenue with a stolen mini bike, after taking it outside with a child on it. The theft of the 1970 Honda Trail 50 was reported about 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 30. “It looked like he pushed the kid around to ride it and pushed it out the door and took it home,” Chehalis Police Department detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said. They left through the east side of the building and loaded it into a white mini van, according to Wilson. The van contained a man, a woman and two small children, he said. The vintage two-wheeler was valued at $900, according to police.

• A deputy was called about 10 o’clock yesterday morning to the 200 block of Stowell Road in Salkum where someone had broken into a garage and made off with a Honda 50cc motorcycle, tools and other property such as a tow hitch. The 37-year-old man said he was in the process of moving out and the burglary occurred between Friday and Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has possible suspect information, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• A resident on the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia discovered yesterday evening someone tried to kick in his front door. The area around the latch was “shattered” but the deadbolt held, according to the Centralia Police Department. It occurred sometime between 8 o’clock Sunday night and 6 p.m. yesterday, according to police.

CAR PROWLS

• Police were called to the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia about 6:25 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a sub-woofer from an unlocked vehicle.

• An officer responded about 2:15 p.m. yesterday to E and Fourth streets in Centralia where someone had tried to steal a stereo from a car.

• Police took a report about 10 o’clock yesterday morning that two vehicles were broken into during the night at the 1000 block of North Washington Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police responded to a two-vehicle accident about :40 p.m. yesterday at Borst Avenue and North Schueber Road. One woman with shoulder pain was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to responders.

GUNSHOTS

• An officer responded about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to the area of Southwest First near Main Street in Chehalis to a report of someone hearing three gunshots. They were unable to locate any problem, according to the Chehalis Police Department

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, protection order violation, disturbance, missing bicycle; complaints of dog running around alone, high school kid with noisy exhaust pipes on truck, marijuana smoke from neighboring apartment seeping over, irate customer when laundry removed from machine after being left for several hours, loud music in the night and request to please refrain from playing cell phone music so close to neighbor’s sleeping baby’s window… and more.

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Surveillance video from Yard Birds Mall on Aug. 30 shows white mini van into which a stolen mini bike was loaded. / Courtesy photo Chehalis Police Department

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Monday, September 16th, 2013

FAMILY FEUD

• A 47-year-old Centralia man was arrested for allegedly grabbing his 19-year-old stepson by the throat when the teen stepped in between his mother and step-father during an argument at a family gathering yesterday afternoon at the 700 block of Burchett Road in Onalaska. Charles E. Lloyd left but was later contacted and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

INMATE ATTACK

• Chehalis police were called about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to Green Hill School on Southwest 11th Street to take a report of a staff member who was reportedly punched repeatedly by an inmate-student. The case remains under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FLASH: BANKS USE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

• A 45-year-old Onalaska woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a wallet left on a counter by a customer at Twin Star Credit Union on Friday. A deputy called about 5:20 p.m. regarding the missing item from the 200 block of Second Street West reviewed security video which led to the suspect, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christina G. Hendricks was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office.

WOOD STOVE WALKS AWAY, WITH HELP

• Police called about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday regarding flashlights seen inside a vacant, foreclosed upon house on the 400 block of Gertrude Street in Chehalis arrested a 31-year-old neighbor who was reportedly found hauling a pellet stove away on a hand truck towards his home. Brady A. Morgan was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A stolen baby blue 1970 Mach One Mustang worth “thousands and thousands of dollars” was recovered at a Chehalis gas station on Saturday when an individual recognized the car, blocked it in and called 911. Officers responding about 1 p.m. to the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue learned the vehicle went missing overnight from an Olympia auto dealer and the 35-year-old Olympia man who had it said he worked there. He didn’t, but he had been at the business the day before as a customer, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Curtis M. Sword was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree possession of stolen property, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Sword asked to be reimbursed for the $40 worth of fuel he’d put in the car but his request wasn’t granted, Wilson said.

• A Volkswagen Jetta reported stolen on Saturday morning from the 1600 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia turned up wrecked about 1 a.m. on Sunday near Ives and Gallagher roads northwest of town. Responding deputies and a police dog found two individuals hiding in nearby brush and they were arrested, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Raymond D. Faure, 32, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property and Brittany L. Carey, 25, was booked for a warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A red 1997 Honda Civic was stolen from the 3200 block of Ives Road near Centralia sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has a license plate of AFR 1730, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A maroon Ford Expedition reported as abandoned on Friday at the 400 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis turned out to be stolen from Tumwater. The SUV was in perfectly good shape with its keys still in it, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The owner retrieved the vehicle.

TOOLS TAKEN

• Two chainsaws and a chop saw were stolen from a home on the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood sometime between Sept. 7 and Saturday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The loss is estimated at $1,500.

ZOOM ZOOM

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident was arrested about 9:45 p.m. on Saturday for allegedly racing another car on the 600 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Nevarone N. Ruben was issued a citation for reckless driving and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 a.m. today to the 900 block of North Washington Avenue where someone had broken a window on a truck’s canopy and taken assorted tools.

• Chehalis police were called regarding three vehicle batteries stolen from an auto repair business at the 2100 block of North National Avenue in the Yard Bird complex on Friday afternoon.

• Someone stole the faceplate from a stereo of an unlocked vehicle parked in the lot of an apartment complex on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Friday morning.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to the 2500 block of Borst Avenue where someone had shot a BB through the windshield of a vehicle.

• Police were called about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 400 block of Kearney Street in Centralia regarding graffiti discovered on an individual’s house.

SEX CRIME

• An Ethel area teen was arrested early Saturday morning at his home in connection with an alleged intimate encounter with a 14-year-old girl at a house party in Chehalis in late July.  It is unlawful for a person more than 48 months older than a 14 or 15 year old to engage in sex with them, according to detective Sgt. Gary WIlson. Quentin Deuel, 18, is 54 months older than the girl, Wilson said. Deuel was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree rape of a child, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults, violation of protection order, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, disputes, suspicious activity, bar fight, animal fight, shoplifting of crackers, candy, hair extensions, ice, and other items as well as other misdemeanor thefts, non-injury collisions in which drivers fell asleep, request to standby while an employer fired a temperamental worker, unlicensed black Labrador found walking alone downtown Centralia yesterday morning, unescorted friendly Pit Bull out in a field behind a Chehalis home on Friday morning; complaints of man pushing a shopping cart home from a grocery store, neighbors playing loud music in the night … and more.

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Friday, September 13th, 2013

COFFEE STAND BURGLARIZED

• Someone broke into an espresso stand on the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood and stole a cash register and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding just before 10 a.m. yesterday was told it happened sometime after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $1,000.

FIREARMS STOLEN

• A Winchester rifle and a 22 rifle were among the valuables missing after a burglary yesterday at a home on the 100 block of Nikula Road outside Winlock. A deputy called about 3 p.m. learned someone forced their way into the residence sometime after 11 a.m. and left with the guns as well as a laptop computer, an Xbox with games and jewelry, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SAFE MISSING

• A safe was stolen from a home on the 200 block of West Second Street in Centralia while the residents were out for dinner last night. Police called just before 9 p.m. report it contained cash and various paperwork. It appears they pried a back door to get inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DISPUTE RESULTS IN ARREST

• Deputies arrested a 47-year-old Rochester man overnight who allegedly went inside an acquaintance’s home uninvited, kicked over numerous items and assaulted the resident. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and learned that George F. Jones and the 50-year-old victim had been arguing and Jones left. He was subsequently located at the Travel Lodge in Centralia and booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Information about what the disagreement was about or why Jones was not arrested for assault was not readily available.

NOT TRASH

• A checkbook found in a dumpster in downtown Chehalis yesterday by a woman looking for son’s lost cell phone turned out to have been stolen from Olympia in a July burglary. The item turned into police yesterday had been tucked inside a McDonalds to-go bag, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officer Linda Bailey contacted its owner and learned one check was missing.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police are hoping the owner of a ring found in the parking lot at Yard Birds on North National Avenue yesterday gives them a call. It has clear stones which could very well be diamonds as it looks like an engagement ring, Officer Linda Bailey said. If someone is missing that type of ring, they should call the Chehalis Police Department and describe theirs, Bailey said.

DOOR SHOT

• Centralia police responded about 5:20 p.m. yesterday when a resident on the 3000 block of Borst Avenue discovered several holes in her front door that appeared to have been made by a pellet gun.

DUI CRASH

• A 35-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence overnight after she allegedly struck two parked vehicles near the 100 block of Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. A deputy was contacted about 2:40 a.m. by the Chehalis Police Department to assist and arrested Miriam J. Rosenberg, 35, of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rosenberg 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, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, various disturbances … and more.

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013

MYSTERY CAMO MAN NOT LOCATED

• Law enforcement officers were called yesterday evening to the 200 block of Mossyrock Road East to a report of a suspicious male behind a home. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said he responded around 5 p.m. and later when some teens said they thought they saw a man wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a gun. There was also a report of at least one gunshot, Snaza said. They checked out the area and nothing was found, he said. “Maybe they saw something, maybe they didn’t,” he said.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN VADER

• Deputies and other law enforcement officers were called to Vader last night when a woman reported her ex-boyfriend showed up at the 700 block of C Street and beat her up. Deputies responding to the 10 p.m. call were told he had fled the residence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bernard J. Smith, 36, of Vader, allegedly shoved her, choked her and threw her onto the floor by her hair, according to the sheriff’s office. A search was conducted with a police dog but was unsuccessful, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. Smith is wanted for second-degree assault, Snaza said.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN ADNA

• Deputies responded about 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning to the 300 block of Bunker Creek Road in Adna where a woman reported her ex-husband came into her home and into her bedroom. He left but was subsequently picked up by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and then arrested. Bonny R. Anderson, 42, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary and violation of a protection order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

EUUUUW

• A Centralia man was arrested overnight for allegedly spitting in his girlfriend’s face. Officers responding about 3:15 a.m. to the 400 block of South Silver Street arrested Nicholas A. Graham, 30, for misdemeanor assault and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to an assisted living facility at Southwest Woodland Circle about the possible theft of a resident’s purse. It’s not clear if it was stolen or lost, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responded about 9:20 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Pearl Street where an individual reported something was thrown at his windshield breaking it.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• Chehalis police called about 7 p.m. yesterday about a possibly intoxicated driver exiting from Interstate 5 caught up with the car on Mills Avenue, where the driver was slumped over the steering wheel with the engine still running. Susan M. Peha, 49, of Centralia, was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE VERUS BIKE

• Centralia police responded to a vehicle versus bicycle collision about 11 a.m. yesterday at South Pearl Street and Centralia College Boulevard. The subject on the bike sustained “very minor” injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of protection order, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, collision, other misdemeanor assaults, disputes between neighbors, suspicious circumstances, strange noises outside a house in the middle of the night; concerns about a female napping on a sidewalk; complaint about two people making out in public, lots of aid calls … and more.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

COMPUTER TAKEN FROM DOCTORS OFFICE

• Someone walked off with a computer from the Chehalis Childrens Clinic yesterday. No arrest has made as of this morning. Police were called about 11:45 a.m. yesterday to the office at the 300 block of South Market Boulevard and told a Toshiba laptop vanished from an exam room sometime since 9 a.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he had no information if patient medical information or client financial data was stored on the device.

YOU’VE GOT MAIL! NOT

• Someone emptied the mail from the postal drop box outside the Morton Post Office. Police Chief Dan Mortensen said it was discovered about 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 28 and he still has no suspects. The chief said he had no idea exactly how much mail was stolen, but said personnel there collect the contents twice each day so it would be everything members of the public left there since the previous afternoon. “Obviously they were looking for identity theft,” Mortensen said. The lock had been cut. Mortensen said boxes at the post offices in Mineral and Elbe were hit the same night.

STOLEN PROPERTY

• Deputies arrested a man at the 100 block of Taylor Road yesterday for a warrant as well as trafficking stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Martin W. Gallagher, age and town unavailable, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Gallagher is not being charged pending further investigation. Further details were not readily available.

OTHER THEFT

• An officer took a report yesterday morning regarding the theft of medication from an apartment on the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis.

• Someone stole a newspaper vending rack from the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Grapes and unspecified broken yard decorations were reported stolen yesterday from the 700 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded just before 4 o’clock this morning to the 200 block of North Gold Street when two males were interrupted prowling a parked car. The victim gave officers a description, according to police. but it’s unclear if any arrest were made.

• A purse was stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11:15 a.m. yesterday.

ROAD CLOSURE

• A section of First Street in Centralia will be closed today for paving from noon until about 5 p.m. A detour will be set up while the city repaves the block between North Tower and North Pearl Street.

REWARD FOR INFO ON ART THEFT

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about a residential burglary in Glenoma in which numerous pieces of a Native American art collection were stolen. Among the missing valuables are multi-colored beaded baskets, clay pots, sterling silver mini bowls, a beaded pipe, an Amazon Indian dance fan, an old string bag and a silver WWII Zippo lighter from the ship Lusitania, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in at the 100 block of Frost Creek Road occurred sometime between July 20 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. At the time, the sheriff’s office said the loss was more than $5,000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assaults; responses for alarms, collision, misdemeanor assaults, reckless drivers; concerns about a female laying beside a building; complaints about a panhandler asking for money, a man with wet pants drinking a beer near  building … and more.

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Updated

POLICE: EMPLOYEE THEFT FROM GROCERY STORE

• Police were called yesterday to Red Apple IGA in Toledo about suspected theft involving two former cashiers ended up arresting a pair of women before the day was over. Officer Sam Patrick said it appeared that between April and last month, numerous transactions were made in which someone purchased a pre-paid Visa card from the store and charged it to the account of one of the co-owners. Patrick said he believed one of the employees would come through the line of the other to buy mostly $100 cards. The loss is estimated at about $6,200, he said. Marisa R. Frost, 27, was arrested yesterday evening at her home in Toledo. Lacey L. Martin, 20, was arrested later at the police department when she came in to be interviewed, he said. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree theft and possession of stolen property, according to Patrick.

MAN JAILED AFTER IGNORING JUDGE

• A 20-year-old Tacoma man who went to Lewis County District Court yesterday afternoon to get his warrant quashed was instead remanded into custody by a judge and decided to leave. Police called to the courthouse at the 300 block of Main Street in Chehalis subsequently located James E. Russell near Market Boulevard and Boistfort Street and took him to the jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Russell was booked for third-degree escape, according to police.

FIRE SETTER SEEN

• A fire investigator was called yesterday afternoon after a female was seen lighting papers on fire next to a dumpster in a Centralia alley. Police responded about 4:30 p.m. but no arrest had been made as of this morning. It happened behind buildings on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue and just a small pile of burnt paper was left, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning regarding a stolen vehicle from the 100 block of North Barner Drive. The car is a red 1999 Acura with custom rims and a plate reading ANC 9829, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police responded to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia just after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon regarding a car stolen from a parking lot. Missing is a 1994 Honda Accord with a license plate of AEX 9992,  according to the Centralia Police Department. A witness saw a male with a tattoo on his neck drive the car away, according to police.

• A car located near the back of Rotary Riverside Park in Centralia about 7:30 a.m. yesterday was found at about the same time it was reported stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary to a garage on the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue, following a report made about 6:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police took a report just after 1 p.m. yesterday from the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street that a check mailed out for an unspecified payment was stolen and forged.

• As many as a half dozen batteries were reported stolen from a storage yard at the 300 block of East Summa Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1 p.m. yesterday. Also taken was a large tarp,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine about 10:20 a.m. yesterday in Centralia. Michael E. Bieker was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer at East Maple and North Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 5:35 a.m. today about a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of L Street in Centralia. missing were the stereo, speakers and an iPod, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• A purse found at Wal-Mart was turned in yesterday to the Chehalis Police Department. It still contained identification and money, according to police.

SHOT FIRED?

• Chehalis police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday when man said he heard a gunshot just outside his office window at the 300 block of Ninth Street in Chehalis. No evidence of that was found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WANNABE FLAGGER

• Police were called about 3:23 p.m. yesterday about a child playing with a traffic crossing flag at South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. They were called again about 3:36 p.m. when a car stopped for him and another car slammed into its rear near Fairview Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. No injuries were reported.

LIKELY SCAM

• A 55-year-old Centralia woman reported getting a call yesterday from a man with an accent who said he was with Microsoft and that he needed information to log onto her computer remotely so he could fix a virus. She said he hung up when she began asking clarifying questions, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza cautions the public not to provide personal information to those who ask for it unsolicited, but to instead contact law enforcement.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, protection order violation, shoplifting, vehicle getting keyed, found passport, civil questions about landlords, disorderly persons, disputes, disputes, more disputes, collision; concerns about a young mother deer not very savvy when it comes to crossing the road at Northeast Kresky Avenue; complaints about dogs running loose, occupants of a parked vehicle might be using drugs  … and more.

CORRECTION: This has been updated to correctly reflect the ages of the two women arrested in connection with Red Apple IGA. Marisa R. Frost is 27 years old and Lacey L. Martin is 20. Incorrect ages were provided by the police department.

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Monday, September 9th, 2013

Updated at 8:28 p.m.

STEALING FOOD

• An officer was called to Wal-Mart about 5:20 a.m. yesterday when a shopper reportedly walked out of the store without paying for a cart filled with groceries such as food, water and paper towels and loaded into a vehicle, told an employee  to “F off” off and drove away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police tracked down a suspect based on the license plate and the investigation continues, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson.

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 4 p.m. on Saturday when a shopper allegedly left the store with a cart full of merchandise but abandoned it before driving away with a woman and two children.

STEALING OTHER THINGS

• Deputies are looking for a 46-year-old Centralia man suspected in a theft or attempted theft of tools, computer equipment and rain gear from the 100 block of Airport Road in Chehalis just before 9 p.m. yesterday. A deputy responding about 9:20 p.m. learned security personnel attempted to contact a suspect who ran off, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 27-year-old Onalaska man was arrested on Friday in connection with credit cards stolen the week before from the 700 block of Burnt Ridge Road. Matthew T. Gorman allegedly used the cards and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft as well as identity theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

GUN CRIMES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that an investigation led to the arrest on Friday of a 51-year-old Salkum woman being illegally in possession of a loaded shotgun. A deputy arrested Laurie Snowden at the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 12; she is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior conviction, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Snowden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called on Saturday to the 100 block of Forest-Napavine Road East regarding a Smith and Wesson 38 special revolver stolen from a 21-year-old man’s vehicle sometime between Aug. 31 and Thursday. The loss is estimated at $600, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• A 24-year-old Vader man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine after officers responded about 5 p.m. yesterday to a call about a person yelling and going into traffic at the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia. Victor J. Hobbs was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday to a report of a suspicious male “freaking out” in someone’s yard at the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. He told officer he was hallucinating and had taken acid, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and a small paper square of the suspected drug was found on him, according to police. Potential charges are pending the results of lab tests, according to police.

CAR CRIMES

• Centralia police were called about 7 a.m. on Saturday to the 700 block of South Rock Street where someone had broken out the window of a vehicle. At about 8:30 a.m., an officer took a report of a car prowl in which a radio was stolen from the 500 block of North Rock Street. Just after 10 a.m., an officer took another report of a vehicle window broken out at the 600 block of North Washington Street.

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of West Summa Street regarding a vehicle prowl in which credit cards were taken and subsequently “compromised”.

BRAWL SPILLS ONTO STREET

• Chehalis police were called about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue when a witness observed three males in a fight during which a  large window was broken out to a business. No injuries were reported but police are following up to find who was involved, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

KID FIGHT

• A playground fight amongst two groups of kids ages 10 to 14 ended with a 13-year-old getting a small cut above his eye on Saturday evening off Southwest 13th Street in Chehalis. Police called about 7:45 p.m. to Penny Playground learned an argument escalated when the 13-year-old threatened another juvenile and he got hit, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said one group of youngsters got a talking to and officers would be contacting the rest. “Technically, they all were disorderly,” Wilson said.

POLICE CHASE, WRECK, CAR FIRE LEADS TO BROKEN BONE, ARREST

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for felony eluding after a single-vehicle wreck about 3:45 a.m. yesterday at the northbound Interstate 5 exit to Labree Road near Chehalis. Michael D. Kelly was driving a 2001 Chrysler Concorde that collided with a the guard rail at the northeast corner of the intersection, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash was blamed on speed and Kelly is facing possible charges of vehicular assault and eluding, according to the state patrol. One passenger, 24-year-old Tanner H. Snell was reportedly unhurt but another, Tyler D. Working, 23, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, the investigating trooper. reported. He was treated and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a broken ankle. Both passengers are Chehalis residents. Trooper Will Finn said a police pursuit began when Kelly was observed by a trooper speeding eastbound on state Route 508 – 66 mph in a 55 mph zone – and sped away instead of stopping. Speeds on the freeway reached 123 mph and after the car crashed, fire broke out in the engine compartment while Kelly was still seat belted in, Finn said. A trooper and deputy pulled him from the car; he was somewhat uncooperative and a Taser was used on him, Finn said. The other two occupants had gotten out on their own, he said. The fire damage was minimal compared with the collision damage, he said. Kelly was found to be driving on a suspended license, without his required alcohol interlock device, and intoxicated, according to Finn. Working was listed in satisfactory condition this afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.

OTHER WRECKS

• A 40-year-old woman sustained minor injuries when she lost control of a vehicle at a sharp corner on the 3200 block of Cooks Hill Road about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and Kristine M. Hiatt was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the sheriff’s office. She is also being investigated for driving under the influence and without a valid license, Sgt. Rob Snaza said this morning.

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with minor injuries after a rollover wreck on the 400 block of Leonard Road near Onalaska at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle spun out on a wet road at a sharp curve and landed in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 21-year-old Chehalis resident was cited for driving too fast for conditions when he lost control of his vehicle at the 200 block of Frogner Road west of Chehalis on Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The driver attempted to slow at a corner but ended up in the opposite ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions, shoplifting, other misdemeanor thefts; report that a woman was yelling at cars and bothering people at various places around Chehalis over the weekend – she is transient, new in town and was taken to the hospital for evaluation; report of suspicious person on Chamber Way overpass about 3 a.m. yesterday, possibly using a jackhammer – was a DOT worker … and more.

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Friday, September 6th, 2013

THEFTS

• A deputy was called yesterday to a burglary at the 800 block of Cannon Road in Packwood in which an estimated $3,000 worth of items were stolen. Sometime after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and before  8 a.m. Thursday someone made off with an air compressor, other tools and cedar boards, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Some time between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. yesterday, someone entered a trailer and broke into a vehicle at the 200 block of Tillicum Drive outside Chehalis and stole two Stihl chainsaws, a weed eater, a leaf blower and a Dell laptop computer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $4,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a residential burglary at the 2500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia that occurred on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Various pieces of jewelry belonging to a 92-year-old woman are missing, according to the  sheriff’s office.

• A 71-year-old Chehalis man reported yesterday morning his newly purchased boat and trailer had vanished from where he left them on the 100 block of Northeast Coal Creek Road. The trailer had a broken axle. A 38-year-old Curtis resident will be getting a citation – summons in the mail as an officer had come across him the day before in the area with the items loaded onto a car trailer, according to Chehalis police. He said at the time he was helping a friend move them, according to police.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday from the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue regarding a potential fraud. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer took a report yesterday from the 2100 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis regarding possible fraud.  The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A female called Centralia police yesterday after discovering someone had passed a check of hers which apparently was stolen from the glovebox of her vehicle in July.

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to the 500 block of Jefferson Street where someone had smashed the window of  vehicle and made off with a purse.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving drugged, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, broken window, report of a phone scam, misdemeanor theft, found dog, disorderly subjects; complaint about 9:20 p.m. yesterday of fireworks in the area of Southwest Sixth Street in  Chehalis  … and more.

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013

INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

• Firefighters were called to the mine at TransAlta near Centralia yesterday when a worker somehow got sprayed by sulfuric acid on his neck and arms, according to Riverside Fire Authority. He had been wearing face protection and was already in the shower when the crew arrived, according to Firefighter Terry Ternan. “I don’t know what they use it for out there,” Ternan said. They have tanks of it. His skin was red but he had no blistering, and he was transported by ambulance to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the fire department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 1100 block of South Schueber Road regarding someone stealing money from an individual through a phony phone loan scam. Further details were not readily  available.

THEFT

• Police were called yesterday morning regarding appliances stolen from a residence on the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue in Centralia which has been repossessed by the bank.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police about 4:15 a.m. today at the 1100 block of Long Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. Chad E. Holmes was booked into the Lewis County jail, according to police.

• Robert D. LaChance, 51, Randle, was arrested for possession and delivery of methamphetamine yesterday in the Morton area by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the arrest followed on ongoing investigation. Arrested at the same time for possession of meth was Bryan W. Olson, according to Snaza. LaChance was among several people rounded up by deputies in the Randle area in early June and was already facing delivery charges.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, minor-injury collisions, suspicious activity, disputes, stolen bicycles, other misdemeanor theft, protection order violation; inquiry about family member who forgot to pay for some grocery items and was escorted by store security and made to sign a form charging her money for alleged theft; complaints of man seen urinating by a dumpster behind a building … and more.

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

ALLEGED ASSAULT

• Centralia police began investigating an alleged third-degree assault yesterday after contact with a female from the 1600 block of Maple Valley Drive who said her ex-boyfriend hit and choked her while visiting from out of town. The suspect left before police arrived after the approximately 10:40 a.m. call, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case remains under investigation, according to police.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

• A 47-year-old Portland man was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly masturbating in public at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia. Jonathan M. Davis was arrested for indecent exposure and booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer around 8 a.m.,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN MINERAL

• A deputy responded yesterday to a report of a burglary in the 2500 block of state Route 7 near Mineral which had occurred sometime since Friday. The victim said the missing items included two King portable radios and Garmon handheld portable GPS map, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

PILLS MISSING

• Chehalis police were contacted just after 9 a.m. yesterday by a woman on the 100 block of Southwest 11th Street regarding about 47 hydrocodone tablets missing from her home.

PORCH PILFERING

• “A couple of” potted plants were stolen from the front porch of a residence on the 900 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report police took about 3:15 p.m. yesterday.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 12:30 p.m. yesterday of an attempted vehicle prowl at the 100 block of East Bridge Street. Nothing seemed to be missing, possibly because the family dog started barking, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, suspicious activity, disputes, collisions, lost items, issues about roommate; complaints of violation of protection order, auto dealer refusing to allow customer to return vehicle … and more.

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Updated at 8:55 p.m.

WOODEN SPOON ASSAULT

• A 24-year-old Centralia father was arrested last night for child assault after he allegedly spanked his 5-year-old son with a wooden spoon leaving bruises on the child. Police called about 8:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of Foxglove Lane were told the boy had been chipping paint off the wall, the dad tried to correct him, but he continued doing it, according to the Centralia Police Department. The mother who went into another room to deal with a crying child heard yelling and a scuffle, came out and saw what the father had done, according to police. She gathered up the children and left, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. The suspect admitted he may have hit the boy too hard, Denham said. William S. Joyce was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree child assault. Denham said essentially anything that causes anything more than temporary or transient pain is assault.

GUN THREAT

• A 59-year-old woman who allegedly pointed a 22 rifle at her roommate and threatened to shoot him on Sunday morning was arrested for first-degree assault. A deputy responding about 12:45 p.m. to the 1100 block of Garrard Creek Road was told by the 54-year-old victim the two were having an argument, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sherry L. Erickson subsequently left but was located and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

BRIDE’S NIGHTMARE

• Officers responding  to a disturbance at the Washington Hotel in downtown Chehalis on Saturday night found about 50 people on the sidewalk in a heated dispute, encountered a fight on the stairs and upstairs found another group of 50 to 100 people in a corner fighting and throwing chairs, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was a wedding reception at the 500 block of North Market Boulevard. Aid was called for fainting; the bride was passed out on the floor at the entryway, according to police. An officer had the announcer tell everyone the party was done and everybody needed to go home, Officer Linda Bailey said. Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct; Javier Lopez-Barron, 19, of Royal City; and Juan C. Alcantar, 26, from Hawthorne, Calif., Bailey said.

SILVER STOLEN

• An 80-piece set of sterling silverware valued at between $8,000 and $10,000 was reported missing from a residence on the 800 block of state Route 508 southeast of Chehalis. A deputy called on Friday was told it vanished sometime since December, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Police were called to the 1200 block of Windsor Avenue yesterday evening where someone had stolen numerous pieces of jewelry from a home. It appears they came through an unlocked window sometime since about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, according to the Centralia Police Department. Among the missing items were about two dozen pairs of earrings and some bracelets, according to police.

• An officer took a report on Sunday evening of a burglary at the 1300 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia the previous week.

THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

• Chehalis police were called to Yard Birds Mall about 5:40 p.m. on Friday regarding theft of a Honda trail bike. A male had been seen pushing a kid on it earlier, but left, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• A deputy was contacted about 2:30 a.m. yesterday by an individual who reported a burglary to a garage area at the 300 block of Mineral Road South. Among the approximately $900 of valuables missing is a self-propelled lawnmower, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It occurred sometime after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone cut a lock to the used car battery cage at Wal-Mart and stole 25 batteries, according to a report made to police on Saturday night. Security video showed a red Toyota Rave, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Waterbed sheets were stolen off a clothes line in the 1100 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Sunday.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday about a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of South Washington Avenue. Tools were stolen,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, someone broke into a vehicle at the 100 block of Snyder Road in Packwood and stole about $1,500 worth of men’s and women’s clothing and a wallet, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A sheriff’s office response yesterday to a dispute at the 300 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia led to a search warrant and a subsequent arrest of the resident for possession of methamphetamine. Found was suspected meth and pipes, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Justin M. Hale, 32, according to the sheriff’s office.

BIG GUN PROMPTS POLICE CALL

• Someone called 911 about 3:10 p.m. on Saturday to report a male in camouflage clothing walking down the 500 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis carrying an AR15 gun. The 22-year-old refused to answer questions from an arriving officer, advising their conversation was being recorded with his camera phone and that his second amendment rights allowed him to carry his gun, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He wasn’t pointing the weapon at anyone, according to police.

SALKUM FIRE SPARKED BY WATER HEATER MALFUNCTION

• A thermostat failure on a hot water heater is blamed for a fire that destroyed a Salkum area house the weekend before last. Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said some clothing near the appliance ignited at the two-story house on the 800 block of Gore Road. it happened about 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 and six individuals that included an infant escaped without injury. McCarty said he believed it was the original water heater in the home which was about 20 years old.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, suspicious activity, marital discord and other disputes, collisions, hit and run, stolen bicycle, found purse, neighbors yelling about individual’s guitar playing, numerous instances of people asking police to remove people from various places, female wanting to tell police she smacked someone who got in her face, neighbor vehicle rolling into a house on the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue; complaint of woman who tried to return a puppy hours after purchasing it from a private individual and seller refused to talk with her … and more.

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Sunday, September 1st, 2013

WRECK

• A 39-year-old Randle woman was transported to Morton General Hospital after a three-vehicle collision on eastbound U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma yesterday afternoon. Troopers called about 4:20 p.m. to the scene near Martin Road found a Dodge Ram pickup had slowed to make a left turn and a Chevrolet Monte Carlo behind it had slowed as well, but a Ford pickup truck struck the rear of the Monte Carlo shoving it into the Dodge. Lorraine E. Rowell, in the middle car, suffered injuries the fire department described as minor. “It sounded a lot worse when it was toned out than what it was,” Lewis County Fire District 18 Chief Ed Lowe said. The driver of the Ford, Ellen M. Gleason, 54, of Randle, was cited for following too closely, according to the Washington State Patrol. None of the vehicles needed to be towed, according to the state patrol.

THEFT

• Police were called just after 11 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia where someone had stolen a lawn chair from a front yard.

FIGHT

• Two men were arrested for fighting in public after police responded about 6:40 p.m. on Friday to the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Michael H. Posey, 38, from Centralia, and Jason D. Thiery, 32, from Toledo, were both cited and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police took a report of medication stolen from a vehicle at the 2500 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia on Friday afternoon.

NEIGHBORING PROSECUTOR STEPPING DOWN

• The (Aberdeen) Daily World reports that after 26 years as elected Grays Harbor County prosecutor, Stew Menefee will retire at the end of this month, although his current term does not expire until next year. Two candidates have expressed interest in the post, former county prosecutor and Superior Court judge Mike Spencer, who is currently in private practice in Aberdeen, and current Senior Deputy Prosecutor Katie Svoboda, according to news reporter Brionna Friedrich. Read about it here.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault; responses for shoplifting, vandalism, stolen bicycle, collisions; pancake breakfast at the fire station in Packwood  … and more.

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Friday, August 30th, 2013

PAWNED JEWELRY

• A 35-year-old Chehalis woman called police to report her wedding ring was missing from her home on the 700 block of Southeast Adams Avenue. It turned up in a pawn shop and police have put a hold on it while they investigate, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She suspects someone she knows took it, according to police. The ring is valued at around $5,000, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said.

DRUGS

• A 31-year-old Centralia man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine about 5:20 this morning after contact with an officer at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue. Joseph L. Nickols was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police responded to the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue about 8:45 p.m. yesterday when an individual called 911 to say a man approached them and asked if they would like to purchase some morphine. Officers arrested Ronnie L. Lawrence, 45, from Onalaska, for a drug violation and booked him into the lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• A deputy was called yesterday about 7:15 a.m. to the 100 block of Foster Creek Road outside Toledo after an individual discovered someone had tried to pry a rollup garage door. It occurred sometime between midnight and 7 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

ARSON

• A woman who lives in the 100 block of West First Street in Centralia called 911 about 4:42 a.m. today when she discovered a motorcycle inside her garage was burned. Police and firefighters responded and concluded it had happened at least 24 hours earlier and possibly as long as three days prior, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Fire Chief Jim Walkowski said it can’t be anything else but arson. Nothing else was harmed although there was a bit of smoke damage on a wall, and why she didn’t notice it when it happened he didn’t know, he said. Firefighters collected samples and evidence and have sent them of to the crime lab, he said. Police have a person of interest they were looking for today, according to Walkowski. There’s no reason to believe it is connected with the previous string of arson fires locally, Walkowski said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault, possession of drug paraphernalia; responses for alarm, receipt of a counterfeit bill, receipt of bad checks, graffiti, stolen wallet, found wallet, other misdemeanor theft, suspicious activity, numerous fender benders on Interstate 5 at Centralia, vehicle fire; complaint that a woman who didn’t like the way her hair coloring turned out left a beauty shop after paying only $100 of her $140 bill … and more.

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013

ONE WITH KNIFE ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT

• There was alcohol involved, there was a family dispute, a man punched somebody and then another man took offense and chased him with a knife around a trailer park. It happened at the Peppertree Motel and RV Park on the 1200 block of Alder Street about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Someone handed a stick to the chasee who used it to strike Samuel L. Pearson across the back, according to the Centralia Police Department. Pearson was taken to to Providence Centralia Hospital for treatment of his injury and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault because of the knife, according to police.

VEHICLE RAMMING ALLEGED

• A 35-year-old Pe Ell man was arrested yesterday for second-degree assault after he allegedly used his vehicle to ram his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle as they were traveling eastbound on state Route 6 around 11 p.m. the night before. The 32-year-old woman told a deputy they were arguing and she left, and he followed her, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel G. Thompson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office is declining to charge him.

DRUGS IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police serving a warrant at apartments yesterday afternoon at the 500 block of Hillkress Street detained several people and ended up arresting four for either warrants of drug violations, according to the Centralia Police Department. “When officers went inside (two units), there were multiple people, like 10 to 15 of them,” Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Rebecca J. Andrade, also known as Rebecca J. McClain, 45, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a warrant, according to police. Denham didn’t have many details, saying it was an Anti-Crime Team case. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office is declining to charge three people arrested for alleged drug violations.

DRUGS IN CENTRALIA

• A 48-year-old man from Dallas, Texas was arrested yesterday at the service station on the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia after he allegedly tried to peddle pills to someone. Officers called about 10:30 a.m. by the 28-year-old man he approached ended up finding Clifton R. Young had bottle containing a variety of pills, according to the Centralia Police Department. Young was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the uniform controlled substances act, according to police.

DRUGS IN CENTRALIA

• An officer contacted two people walking down a Centralia street about 3 o’clock this morning, found one of them had an outstanding warrant and subsequently discovered a pipe with suspected methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened near North Rock and West Pine streets. Amanda M. Ervin, 24, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of meth, according to police.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

• Police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday when a resident arrived home to the 1300 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia to discover someone had stolen his Dell computer, an iPod, a backpack … and T-shirts, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to a home on the 200 block of Spencer Road near Toledo where someone had broken in and stolen two sinks, an ice making machine, utility wiring and other items. The deputy was told the burglary occurred sometime since Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A red 1965 Chevrolet pickup truck was reported stolen about 7 o’clock this morning from the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. It has a primer red box and no rear window, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning from a business owner regarding graffiti painted on several buildings, including in the area of the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

CAR FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday when a motorist pulled over along the 800 block of state Route 507 north of Centralia because of a fire under the hood. It was extinguished, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for disputes, child custody issues, suspicious circumstances, teenager in possession of marijuana paraphernalia  … and more.

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Updated at 12:36 p.m.

POLICE: WHAT NOT TO DO

• An individual called 911 about 3 o’clock this morning asking for an officer to standby during a purchase involving Craigslist he had arranged to occur at his home on Southwest Gails Avenue in Chehalis. An officer responded and the sale took place without incident, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said it was a case of not realizing until it was too late that conducting business in the night at your own home with a stranger from the Internet is not a good idea.

TREE FALLER BLAMED FOR POWER OUTAGE

• Firefighters called to an area off Davis Lane west of Onalaska about 11 o’clock yesterday found a tree which had been cut down and fell the wrong direction pulled down a 230,000 volt power line belonging to Bonneville Power Administration. Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner said he was sent to a nearby house to make sure everyone was accounted for and luckily  nobody was electrocuted, nobody was injured, and it didn’t start a fire. Conner said it was part of the lines that run from Mayfield Lake to the various distribution points. The owner of a land clearing company arrived and said he couldn’t find his employee, who apparently had taken off, Conner said. Workers from BPA handled getting tree removed, he said. Electricity in the area was restored, he said.

BACKYARD PROWLER

• Centralia police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of three bicycles from a backyard on the 500 block of South King Street.

UNWELCOME MOTHER-IN-LAW

• Police arrested a 56-year-old Centralia woman last night after she allegedly forced her way into her daughter-in-law’s home to get her son’s truck keys following his arrest earlier in the evening. Officers responding about 11:15 p.m. to the 600 block of Marion Street booked Teresa L. Perkins into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL AT GREEN HILL

• Chehalis police referred a case to prosecutors for a charge of third-degree assault yesterday following an investigation into an incident at Green Hill School on Aug. 11 in which an 18-year-old inmate allegedly charged a staff member who was trying to uncuff him, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

TRESPASS

• A 33-year-old woman discovered in an empty building this morning at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was arrested for first-degree trespass. Kristy A. Price-Alvarez was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 37-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for both a warrant and possession of heroin after contact with an officer at Marion Street and Oxford Avenue in Centralia about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Anna C. Bergman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for both a warrant and possession of an unspecified controlled substance after contact with an officer at the 1100 block of West Main Street in Centralia just after 8 p.m. yesterday. Dylan E. Pyrtle was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine after he was contacted by personnel from the state Department of Corrections and a deputy at the 100 block of Bear Cat Court outside Chehalis about 10:30 a.m. yesterday. A pipe and a bag of suspected methamphetamine was found, according, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. Derrick S. Alefteras was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

GOAT ROCKS FOREST FIRE STILL BEING WATCHED

• The Coal Creek Mountain Fire in the Goat Rocks Wilderness is still burning but remains at an estimated less than 10 acres in size, according to a spokesperson from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Sharon Steriti says it hasn’t grown since it was discovered a week ago; the recent rains and high humidity have helped keep the fire activity low. Fire personnel are scouting for locations where they could build containment lines in case that becomes necessary, according to Steriti. The fire is in a remote and extremely steep and rugged terrain, according to GPNF.

WRECKS

• Three vehicle were totaled in a multiple vehicle rear-end collision in front of Winlock High School yesterday evening that resulted in one person being taken to a hospital with minor injuries,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened just before 5:15 p.m. at the 200 block of North Military Road; all drivers were 16 years old, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Two people were hospitalized yesterday after a two-vehicle rear-end collision at about 5 p.m. on state Route 505 just west of Toledo, according to the Washington State Patrol. A pickup truck driven by Jacob R. Baker, 21, of Toledo, struck the back end of a pickup driven by Craig K. McCown, 51, of Kelso, which had slowed to turn left, according to the state patrol. Baker and a 17-year-old passenger from Castle Rock in McCown’s truck were both taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, the state patrol reported.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving under the influence, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, disorderly person, other misdemeanor theft; complaint about barking, crying, howling dog  … and more.

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

CENTRALIA RESIDENT FLEES INTRUDER

• Police were called yesterday morning to the 500 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia when an individual entered, or began to enter, a home while a 69-year-old woman was watching television in her living room. The person saw her and ran out the back door, she ran out the front door to a neighbor’s to call 911, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Stacy Denham said the back door had been unlocked. All she saw was a sleeve, described as on a dark jacket with a white stripe, Denham said. Nothing was missing and nobody hurt, but police are still investigating, according to Denham.

BREAK-IN CINEBAR

• A deputy was called yesterday regarding a burglary at the 100 block of Summer Run Drive in Cinebar in which two guns, a generator and various tools were stolen. The victim said sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the night before, someone came into her residence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-IN WINLOCK

• The sheriff’s office reported this morning that a deputy took a report on Saturday of a burglary at the 300 block of Pine Tree Road near Winlock. Among the valuables taken sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. that day were a Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun and a red jewelry box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

POSSIBLE MAIL THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday regarding several mailboxes getting broken into along the 3700 block of Galvin Road.

POLICE: DRIVING WHILE HIGH

• A 55-year-old motorist was arrested about 11 o’clock last night for driving under the influence of drugs after he reportedly pulled in front of a patrol car and then stopped in the road on the 200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. “The officer had to stop to avoid a collision,” Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Bruce M. Piper, from Olympia, also was found with suspected heroin in his pocket, according to Denham. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor theft, collisions, suspicious circumstances, disputes, bicycle stolen from skate park, motorist getting mooned by someone in another vehicle,  possible scam through the mail … and more.

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Monday, August 26th, 2013

Updated at 4:09 p.m.

JUMPED IN CENTRALIA

• Police are investigating an assault from last night in which a 26-year-old Centralia man was struck by an individual, possibly with some kind of metal pipe in the area of the 100 block of South Washington Avenue. Officers were called about 11 p.m. by someone who overheard three males speaking of a robbery and then subsequently by the victim, according to the Centralia Police Department. He said he was just sitting waiting for a ride and had no idea why the trio attacked him, according to police. His injuries didn’t require him to go to the hospital; he had swelling on his head and scrapes on his back, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham.

FEMALE SAYS SHE WAS SHOVED FROM VEHICLE

• Chehalis police are investigating a possible assault after a call last night to the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue where a crying woman said she she was pushed out of a vehicle. An officer was called about 8 p.m. to a business after the woman arrived there and she was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked out, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL PATIENT

• Police were called to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital early yesterday morning when a patient allegedly charged a nurse and attempted to punch another. The two male nurses restrained 33-year-old Giovanni L. Revetria with a bear hug, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened about 12:30 a.m. at the 900 block of South Schueber Road, according to police Revetria was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to police.

DOMESTIC ISSUE

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was arrested on Saturday evening after an alleged assault at the 200 block of North King Street in Centralia. Officers called about 5:40 p.m. were told Glenn A. Tukes choked his wife; he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

ROAD RAGE WITH BARE BUTT

• Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday after a dispute in which a driver allegedly jumped out of his vehicle, dropped his pants and mooned another driver and when she followed him, he stopped and backed up and struck her vehicle. It began in the parking lot at Twin City Town Center, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim identified the 36-year-old man by looking at a photo and he will be mailed a citation for hit and run to his home in Hoodsport, according to police.

ART THEFT

• More than $5,000 worth of Native American art pieces have been reported stolen from the 100 block of Frost Creek Road in Glenoma. A deputy called yesterday was told that sometime since July 20, someone entered the home and left with items such as multi-colored beaded baskets, clay pots, bottles and sterling silver pieces, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT OF MONEY

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to a home on Southwest William Avenue about a large amount of cash missing from a lock box sometime in the previous week and a half. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FOILED THEFT

• A 23-year-old Rochester man was arrested early yesterday morning for attempted vehicle theft after he was allegedly caught inside someone else’s vehicle in the area of West First and M streets. Officers responding about 3:40 a.m. confronted the individual but he took off running and tried to jump over a fence, according to the Centralia Police Department. A police dog took the suspect the ground and held him until he was handcuffed, according to police. Max A. Lyons was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 42-year-old Onalaska man was sentenced to five years in prison today for an incident at the end of June in which he was caught traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone and had been drinking. Clifford Lee Stone Jr. was stopped by a state trooper on state Route 508 on June 29. He was convicted after a trial last week under the state’s felony DUI law. Judge James Lawler was told this morning in Lewis County Superior Court that Stone has six previous convictions for driving under the influence, one for felony DUI and a conviction for vehicular assault that occurred while he was intoxicated. Lawler told Stone it was clear the only thing that was going to stop him and would protect the community was being locked up. Stone chose not to make a statement on his own behalf. His defense lawyer Michael Underwood filed a notice of appeal.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances, disputes, misdemeanor assaults, violation of protection order, gas drive off, other misdemeanor thefts, collisions, graffiti on building, folding chairs taken from front porch; complaints of loud party, barking dog … and more.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

SIX ESCAPE BURNING RESIDENCE IN SALKUM

• A Salkum family is without a home after fire tore through their two-story house on the 800 block of Gore Road today. Crews called just before 11 a.m. found six people who had gotten out safely, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. “We had smoke rolling out of three sides of the structure and it had just started burning the roof over the garage,” Fire Chief Duran McDaniel said. The roof collapsed, the walls remain standing but most of the contents are probably destroyed or damaged, McDaniel said. The couple who owns the property built the home about 20 years ago and were out of town, he said. McDaniel wasn’t certain who all was there, as the Red Cross arrived and worked with the occupants, some he thought were visitors. He believed they included a young adult, three teenage-ish aged persons, a child and an infant. Nobody was injured at all, he said, adding it could have been entirely different it occurred at night while they were sleeping. McDaniel praised the volunteers who battled the blaze until 2 p.m., some of whom were on the scene until after 4 p.m. “We had 27 firefighters from four districts that worked their butts off today,” he said. An investigator came out and will return tomorrow, he said. Initially, something electrical is suspect as it seemed to have originated near a laundry room, he said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 7 o’clock this morning about a burglary to a home at the 300 block of West Magnolia Street.

DID YOU FEEL THE EARTH MOVE?

• Light shaking was reported felt in Glenoma yesterday with lesser trembling detected from Packwood to Longview when a magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred about 2:38 p.m. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded it just northwest of Mount St. Helens, along the Spirit Lake Highway. The quake, at about nine miles deep, was followed by several minor earthquakes and then just after 6 p.m., one measuring at 3.4 and another at 3.1, according to the PNSN. According to PNSN charting, the amount of seismicity noted around the volcano during the past month doesn’t qualify as more than average.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for  misdemeanor theft … and more.

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CORRECTION: The news item above regarding the earthquakes has been updated to correct a typo which erroneously reported the size of the third quake.

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013
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Police converge on Harrison Avenue in Centralia after a man with a knife allegedly tries to get into someone else’s vehicle. / Courtesy photo by Nikkie Severance

ROAD RAGE AT FREEWAY ONRAMP

• A 47-year-old Chehalis man was arrested at gun point yesterday on Harrison Avenue near Belmont in Centralia after a motorist reported someone approached his parked vehicle screaming, punching the window and trying to get inside. Police called about 7:10 p.m. were told the man had pulled over on the freeway onramp to use his cell phone when a stranger approached with a knife, according to the Centralia Police Department. The stranger yelled and tried to break the window and then abruptly left, getting into a black truck and driving away, Officer John Panco said. Officers locating the truck ordered Harvey C. Maddux to get out and he apparently fought with them a little bit when it came time to get into a patrol car, Panco said. Maddux was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to police. Panco said he didn’t know what upset Maddux.

MORE SOUTH COUNTY BURGLARIES

• A deputy was called yesterday to a residential burglary at the 900 block of state Route 506 near Vader. Sometime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone made forced entry and left with jewelry and cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a break-in to a home at the 200 block of McClure Road near Winlock in which a gold ring and other items were stolen. It happened sometime since July 29, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the sheriff’s office has seen an uptick in burglaries in the south end of the county and they are looking into similarities in recent cases.

BAD HOUSE GUEST

• Centralia police took a report about 3:25 a.m. today of clothing and other items such as electronics stolen from a home on the 1100 block of F Street. A house guest is suspected in the theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police yesterday recorded instances of graffiti on a trailer, a shed and another building on the 1000 block of J Street and the an alley near the 600 block of G Street.

FRENCH FRY ACCIDENT

• Firefighters and medics were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday to Winlock home with a cooking fire. Responders arriving to the 1000 block of Southeast First Street learned a potful of oil for french fries had ignited and the resident attempted to carry it outside, using a paper towel to hold onto it, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. She was treated at the scene for a minor burn to her hand, Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said. The only other damage was a scorch mark on the linoleum, he said. Anderson recommended the safest way to deal with such an incident is to cover the pan with its lid or douse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He reminds folks never to put water on a grease fire.

VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• A motorist was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after colliding with a utility pole on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue overnight. Police responding about 3:25 a.m. found the man with minor injuries, but the pole broke about 15 feet up and tipped, according to the Centralia Police Department. The cause remains under investigation, according to police. The roadway was closed for workers to replace the pole, police said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, collisions, misdemeanor thefts, disputes; complaints of neighbor’s loud music … and more.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Updated at 5:14 p.m.

INMATE FLEES CHEHALIS MUNICIPAL COURT, FOUND IN BUSHES

• A 20-year-old Rochester woman booked early yesterday morning for drugs escaped from police custody just outside Chehalis Municipal Court just before 3 p.m. yesterday. Kyrstin R. Daarud, aka Kyrstin Lane bolted as she and two other inmates were taken out of a patrol car in the parking lot at the 300 block of North Market Boulevard, according to police. Officers converged on the area and found her within about 10 minutes, hiding in some bushes a few blocks to the south, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson. She was dressed in an orange jail garb and chains, he said. Daarud was arrested about 4:30 a.m. that day in Centralia for possession of heroin, methamphetamine, unlawfully possessing a firearm and a misdemeanor warrant, according to police. She was being taken to the Chehalis court to deal with her warrant. She’s back in the Lewis County Jail with a new potential charge of first-degree escape. Wilson said he will recommend she be charged with theft as well for taking off with their handcuffs.

CHILD ASSAULT ALLEGED

• Deputies investigating an incident from last year at the request of police in Spokane arrested Donny R. Elliott, 37, yesterday at his home on the 100 block of Chandler Road west of Chehalis for second-degree assault, second-degree assault of a child and harassment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. While there, they also learned a new alleged misdemeanor assault involving a 22-year-old female, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• A deputy was called last night to a burglary at the 200 block of state Route 506 near Toledo in which someone broke through a back door of a home and left with numerous valuables including an Olympus camera, a Sony camera and a humidor as well as credit cards, gift cards and checks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is more than $1,000, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 4:50 a.m. today when the owner of a white 2013 Kia discovered the car missing from where it had been parked on the 1000 block of Ellsbury Street.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a backpack from a vehicle parked at the 700 block of Hamilton Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia man who was picked up on a warrant about 4 o’clock this morning at a residence on the 300 block of North Pearl Street was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when a search turned up a suspected meth pipe in his sweatshirt pocket. Treston D. Zimmerman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police investigating suspicious activity about 12:30 a.m. along the 1200 block of West Main Street ended up arresting a 21-year-old man who had unopened packets of Suboxone in his pocket but no proof the items were prescribed to him. Centralia Police Department Sgt. Carl Buster said he believes the items are patches used to help people got off of heroin. It is a schedule three narcotic and its necessary to carry such materials in their original containers with their prescription label, Buster said. Jantzen J. Redle-Schumacher was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A murder trial was set for next month but instead 32-year-old Corey R. Morgan will appear before a judge next week for a hearing in which he is expected to change his plea in connection with last month’s violent death of his girlfriend. Brenda Bail, 48, died from strangulation and an injury to her head, and Morgan is accused of staging a vehicle wreck on a logging road west of Morton in an attempt to cover it up on July 19. The couple lived in Chehalis. He previously pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Shane O’Rourke said a hearing is now scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Monday, but declined to reveal details about any plea agreement.

•  Jonathan D. Greyeagle, 22, pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree assault of a child in connection with allegedly giving his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son a black eye and causing significant bruising on his buttocks. The Chehalis man was arrested on Monday when police and Child Protective Services visited the home. According to charging documents, under questioning, the boy said he was being bad and his “dad” hit him, giving him a bloody nose, and also that his dad spanks him with his hand and with a shoe. Greyeagle told an officer he only spanks the child with an open hand, but agreed the bruises on his bottom were excessive and said he lost control, according to the documents. He told the officer it would never happen again. Greyeagle allegedly admitted hitting the child in the face, but said it only occurred once, according to the documents. The court documents are silent on details about specifically what occurred or when or where it happened and who reported the bruises to CPS. He is charged in Lewis County Superior Court and remains jailed on $25,000 bail. Court documents say the 23-year-old mother had taken photos and told police she told Greyeagle if it happened again, she would leave him. She said she did not see the bruises until a few days after, because the child was staying at her mothers home. Court documents also state Greyeagle is prohibited from contacting any witnesses in the case or his wife. A trial was scheduled for the week of Oct. 14.

WRECK

• A 15-year-old driver was taken to Morton General Hospital yesterday after a motor home ran a red light on U.S. Highway 12 at Williams Street in Mossyrock. Troopers called just after noontime found the Volkswagen Jetta in a ditch and totaled, but the motor home was still drivable, according to the Washington State Patrol. Wayne A. Vigre, who has a learner’s permit, was with his mother in the car, according to the state patrol. He had a sore neck and back but no broken bones, Trooper Will Finn said. The Silver Creek teenager was turning from northbound Williams to head west and the motor home was traveling eastbound, according to Finn. It’s driver, Leon Summer, 77, of Morton, was reportedly unhurt, but ticketed for failing to stop at the light, Finn said. The mother, Debra L. Kaech, 40, was also uninjured, according to the investigating trooper.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, collisions, misdemeanor thefts, disputes, noises on a back porch at night, graffiti on a garage door; complaints of someone stealing ashtray of cigarette butts off porch, driver texting on freeway, cats walking across parked car, barking dogs … and more.

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Volkswagen Jetta comes to rest in a ditch off the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 at Williams Street in Mossyrock. / Courtesy photo

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS HEAD TO LEAVENWORTH

• Crews from Mossyrock and Toledo were dispatched last night to a wildfire east of the mountains which has grown to about 1,500 acres since yesterday morning. The Eagle Fire is burning timber, brush and grass about five miles northeast of Leavenworth. Fire Districts in Tenino and Rochester each sent personnel as well. “We’ve been there before on fires, it’s very steep terrain, and challenging,” West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Robert Scott said. Authorities requested 10 wildland strike teams last night. Some mandatory evacuations from residences were ordered this morning, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. More than 300 personnel are assigned to the fire which is labeled with a growth potential of high. Mossyrock’s Lewis County Fire District 3 sent two people and Toledo’s District 2 sent three, as did the two south Thurston County departments. Follow the fire news here.

DRUGS

• A 20-year-old Rochester woman was arrested early this morning for a misdemeanor warrant as well as possession of heroin, methamphetamine and also a firearm, something she is prohibited from having, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kyrstin R. Lane was booked into the Lewis County jail after contact with an officer about 4:30 a.m. in the area of South Pearl and West Pear streets in Centralia, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 10:30 a.m. yesterday regarding graffiti spray painted on a wall at the 600 block of West Sixth Street.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order, driving under the influence; responses for parking lot collisions, suspicious circumstances,  receiving a bad check … and more.