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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Updated at 5:32 p.m.

CRITICAL CRASH IN CENTRALIA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning a 58-year-old Centralia man remains in critical condition following a motorcycle crash at the 100 block of Joppish Road outside Centralia yesterday morning. A deputy arriving just before 7:30 a.m. yesterday found the 2008 Harley Davidson was totaled and its operator had suffered internal injuries after colliding with a road sign, according to the sheriff’s office. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said. He had been wearing a helmet. Breen said it appeared speed was involved as the motorcycle rider had been northbound and failed to negotiate a curve.

FOOD FIGHT

• A 42-year-old man angry because someone stole his Lunchable allegedly used a large piece of lumber to strike a tent that was occupied last night in a wooded area off the 1700 block of Airport Road outside Centralia. A deputy responding about 10:15 p.m. learned the victim, a 54-year-old Centralia woman, sustained a large lump on her left cheekbone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Douglas M. Martin, also from Centralia, was arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AUTO THEFT

• Police called about 1:20 p.m. yesterday when a 2006 Saturn was discovered missing from the parking lot at Wal-Mart in Chehalis. The keys had been left inside the unlocked car, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Not long afterward, an officer driving through the parking lot at Twin City Town Center, also on Northwest Louisiana  Avenue, spotted the unoccupied car, which still had a purse in it, although a cell phone and medications were missing, according to police.

• Centralia police were called just before 12:30 p.m. yesterday when a block 1995 Honda Accord was discovered missing from the 100 block of West High Street.

• Chehalis police were called just before 8:30 a.m. yesterday when a 1997 Honda Accord was discovered missing from the 1000 block of Southwest 20th Street. The car was located about 3 p.m. at the Chehalis reservation and the owner notified to come and retrieve it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to a residence on the 1000 block of Centralia Avenue where they were told that checks and household items had been stolen during the previous several weeks.

TOOLS TAKEN CHEHALIS

• A deputy responded yesterday to a report that a family member was suspected of taking a floor jack and some tools from the 100 block of Kennicott Road outside Chehalis. Bradley J. Economou, 26, of Chehalis, who wasn’t supposed to be at the residence, was contacted and subsequently arrested for residential burglary and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was released today when prosecutors declined to file the felony charge.

YARD THEFT CENTRALIA

• An officer was called to the 1400 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia yesterday to take a report that sometime during the night someone stole a lighthouse cross ornament from their yard.

OTHER THEFT

• An officer was called just before 10 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue to take a report that groceries had been stolen and alcohol was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested yesterday in connection with a $775 cell phone stolen while its owner’s son had it while swimming at the Adna trestle the day before. Mikel J. Herren was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and possession of stolen property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD

• An individual contacted Centralia police yesterday from the 1000 block of Swanson Drive to report that someone in California had opened a credit card account using their name.

• An officer was called yesterday to Providence Centralia Hospital to take a report that someone had used a false identity when they received care. A victim was billed for services, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• A jewelry box was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 700 block of Ham Hill Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 3:45 p.m. yesterday.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 20-year-old Chehalis resident was charged today for allegedly beating a person she suspected was a confidential police informant, punching the person in the face at least 10 times while her companion tore up and cut up the person’s clothing with a small knife. Charging documents say only it occurred in Lewis County sometime after Jan.1 of this year. Stevi L. Taylor was booked into the Lewis County Jail on Sunday night for what appears from the facility’s online roster to be a warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor theft case. Taylor has no felony convictions in her past but is now charged with intimidating a witness, an offense with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Charging documents state the incident occurred when drug detectives set up a controlled buy operation for an informant to purchase heroin from Taylor and her companion, and someone present saw a message on the person’s phone from a local drug detective. Her bail was set at $10,000. Her arraignment is tomorrow in Lewis County Superior Court.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, misdemeanor assault, probation violation, driving with no license; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, collision on city street, someone spotted going to bathroom in bushes behind park and ride  … and more among 163 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police reported a green 1993 Honda Accord was stolen yesterday but later recovered, in a case associated with a location on the 2800 block of Russell Road.

• Chehalis police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of North National Avenue where they learned a maroon-colored 1999 Honda Accord was missing. Its owner had loaned it to a relative, but when it was returned, its keys were left inside, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by an individual who reported they discovered purchases were made on their credit card in Arizona totaling $532, and suspected their account was compromised when recently in Las Vegas, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

GRAB AND GO

• A deputy was called yesterday evening after an individual swimming near the Adna trestle saw three males steal the iPhone belonging to his mother, and saw them take off in a dark blue Honda-type car, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is $775, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 7:10 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl on the 400 block of East Chestnut Street in Centralia. Five dollars in change was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A phone charger and two CD’s were stolen in a vehicle prowl at the 600 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after 4 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday for a vehicle prowl at the 1700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia. An interlock device was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A 59-year-old Chehalis area man reported that sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. yesterday, somebody broke seven windows out of two of his vehicles at the 200 block of U.S. Highway 12, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, obstructing, failure to transfer title; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, third-degree theft, malicious mischief, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more among 176 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Monday, August 1st, 2016
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BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called at 8:47 a.m. yesterday for a residential burglary at the 1100 block of F Street. The Centralia Police Department reported a cell phone was taken.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday about a burglary to a garage on the 100 block of Southeast 16th Street. Golf clubs were taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A deputy responding about 11 a.m. yesterday for an abandoned vehicle found at the 2200 block of Foron Road in Centralia subsequently learned it had been stolen from the 1000 block of North Scheuber Road sometime since 11:30 the night before. Missing from the 1996 Honda Accord was its stereo and an intake filter, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• An individual who accidentally left his keys in his car after he washed it called Chehalis police about 6:10 a.m. on Saturday after discovering it missing from the 300 block of Southeast Canyon Drive. It was found about 7:20 a.m. today near 10th and McFadden, minus its stereo, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl on the 200 block of John Street in Chehalis.

• Chehalis police were called to the 1000 block of Southeast Adams Avenue about 9:15 a.m. on Saturday for a vehicle prowl that occurred during the night. Among the missing items were the registration, insurance information and clothing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OTHER STUFF

• An officer responded to an anonymous 911 call about 5:50 p.m. on Saturday that a male was beating up a dog on Rice Road found there was no issue with the dog, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A deputy responding about 7 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 where a mother reported finding heroin in her adult daughter’s purse ended up arresting a 24-year-old woman from Pasco. Miranda R. Lynch was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy dispatched about 11:50 a.m. yesterday to the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood for a female acting “out of the ordinary” checked on her and ended up arresting her for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Suspected meth was found in the purse of Jaqueline L. Broten, 46, of Aberdeen, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 40-year-old Winlock woman picked up on a warrant on Saturday was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine when a search of her person turned up a glass pipe that field tested positive, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy contacted Janelle L. Butterfield about 11:45 a.m. at the 1400 block of Northwest Kerron Avenue and booked her into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’ office.

• A traffic stop about 8:45 p.m. on Friday at the 1400 block of South Scheuber Road and an arrest for driving with a suspended license led also to an arrest for possession of methamphetamine. Brian J. Haugen, 22, from Centralia, was found with a glass pipe and a clear plastic bag containing a crystal substance, according to  the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called about 1:25 a.m. on Saturday to Southwest Fourth Street off of Market Boulevard after someone threw a rock through the rear window of a parked vehicle. No arrest was made, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURNING BARK

• Firefighters called at 9:10 a.m. yesterday for a large burning pile of bark at a landscaping business on the 1300 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia were able to quickly knock down the flames, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The property representative arrived on scene and used an excavator to open the pile up and confirm that the fire was out, according to Fire Capt. Erik Olson. They’re not sure what started it but such piles can generate enough heat to combust on their own, according to Olson.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A bicyclist was taken to the hospital to be evaluated after traveling the wrong direction on Cascade Avenue just before 3 p.m. yesterday and colliding with a vehicle at Park Street and North Market Boulevard in Chehalis.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, harassment, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, third-degree theft, malicious mischief, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, attempted theft of cartfull of groceries, a box of what looked like cell phone and electronics found near a bus stop that turned out to be trash … and more among 146 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Sunday, July 31st, 2016
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SINGLE-VEHICLE WRECK U.S. 12 OAKVILLE

• A 68-year-old driver was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning after his car wrecked off U.S. Highway 12 about two miles west of Oakville, according to the Washington State Patrol. Don J. Scott of Aberdeen was headed west when his Mercury Marquis crossed over the oncoming lane, traveled over an embankment and struck a tree, according to the state patrol. Troopers were called about 8:40 a.m. and are investigating the cause of the crash.

TWO-VEHICLE COLLISION U.S. HIGHWAY 12 OAKVILLE

• Two people from Shelton were taken to the hospital after their Subaru Outback struck a cargo trailer being towed by a pickup truck that came into their lane on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles west of Oakville today. Troopers called about 12:50 p.m. to the scene cited the driver of the 2014 Ford F150 with second-degree negligent driving, according to the Washington State Patrol. The investigating trooper indicated David F. Moen, 73, from Albany, Oregon, was westbound, fell asleep at the wheel, ran into the ditch, overcorrected and crossed into the eastbound lane. Moen and his passenger were reportedly uninjured. But the 88-year-old driver of the Subaru and his 77-year-old passenger were taken to Summit Pacific Hospital, according to the state patrol.

TWO VEHICLE CRASH U.S. HIGHWAY 12 PACKWOOD

• One person was hurt when a Jeep stopped for an elk on U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood and was rear ended by a pickup truck. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was able to be driven from the scene and its driver Nicole J. Beaudoin, and its passenger, Paul E. Knollman, both 35 years old and from Seattle were reportedly unhurt, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver of the 2011 Ford F150 pickup, Ignacio L. Sanchez, 59, from Yakima, was issued citations for following too closely and not having insurance, according to the state patrol. His 25-year-old passenger, Jessica V. Jimenez, also from Yakima, was transported to Morton General Hospital, the investigating trooper reports. The vehicles were westbound about 9:45 p.m. on Friday when it happened.

MISSING MOWER

• Centralia police were called at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday about a lawn mower missing from the 1800 block of Van Wormer Street.

CAR PROWL SUSPECT CAUGHT

• A male juvenile was arrested and booked for vehicle prowl in an early morning case yesterday associated with the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, harassment, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, malicious mischief, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 323 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 48-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Friday, July 29th, 2016
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called about 10:35 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue where they were told that sometime during the past three days someone entered the residence and stole power hand tools.

SHED BREAK-IN

• Centralia police were called about 1:10 p.m. yesterday for a burglary to a shed on the 2600 block of Mount Vista Road. Someone stole and ax but dropped it in the yard, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were contacted just before 11 a.m. yesterday and given second-hand information of a stolen vehicle. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POSSIBLE FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to Wal-Mart and asked to investigate a suspected fraud. An officer was told the store received a fraudulent order for a Playstation 4 and a female had picked it up. An officer contacted the female who said it was a gift from her fiancé who resides in Haiti, a person whose birthday or middle initial she did not know. The situation is still being looked into, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called at 8:45 a.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 2600 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia.  A stereo and speaker were removed, but left behind by the suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department. Some sunglasses were missing though, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called about 7:40 a.m. yesterday about a suspected repeat prowling of a vehicle which had been broken into previously on Northwest Gertrude Street.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue to take a report that the fuel lines had been cut on a vehicle parked there.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, negligent driving, misdemeanor assault, interfering with domestic violence reporting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, dog alone in parked vehicle  … and more, among 170 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Updated at 5:46 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police called about 4 a.m. today regarding a vehicle stolen from the 200 block of West Second Street came upon the vehicle and its driver who fled. Officers pursued the vehicle to Grand Mound where the driver reportedly tried to abandon the vehicle and flee on foot, according to the Centralia Police Department. Zackery J. Konoske 33 of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicle theft, felony eluding and a warrant, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called at 6 a.m. today about a red Volkswagen Jetta stolen from the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A department spokesperson said she didn’t have all the details but believes the car was located this morning.

INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES POSTED ONLINE

• Chehalis police are investigating a harassment case reported yesterday morning in which a 26-year-old woman said nude photos of her had been posted on Craigslist and she believed it was her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest Third Street for a vehicle prowl. Someone had got inside a locked truck and stole its stereo, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Police were called yesterday to the 2400 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia where an individual reported that around 4 a.m., a male suspect cut the gas line to their vehicle and stole about 20 gallons of fuel.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called to the 400 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia yesterday where they were told that a rock had been thrown through the window of a vehicle during the night.

DRUGS

• A 20-year-old Chehalis area resident was arrested yesterday for possession of methamphetamine after he was taken to the Lewis County Jail to be booked for allegedly damaging an acquaintance’s car the day before. A woman reported to the Pe Ell Marshal’s Office yesterday that the night before after she gave Timothy Mendizabal a ride, he was angry when she wanted him to get out of her car and she called 911. Mendizabal allegedly kicked the back driver’s side door so hard it collided with the front driver’s side door, causing over $2,000 worth of damage, according to charging documents. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree malicious mischief and possession of meth.

BARK FIRE EXTINGUISHED

• Centralia firefighters were called at 7:30 a.m. to the 600 block of North Pearl Street for a beauty bark fire that had burned up against the home. The bottom siding was removed to check for extension, with none found, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, trespassing, failure to transfer title, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, dog alone in parked vehicle … and more, among 163 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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WOMAN IN CROSSWALK STRUCK BY HIT AND RUN DRIVER

• A 20-year-old Napavine man turned himself in after allegedly knocking down a pedestrian with his Jeep in downtown Chehalis yesterday and driving off. Officers dispatched just before 7 p.m. were told the 56-year-old Chehalis resident was in a crosswalk at Market Boulevard and Boistfort Street when it happened and she sustained scrapes on her side but declined aid, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Her clothing was damaged as well, according to police. An officer tracked down a phone number for the suspect and called him, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Joshua D. Denton agreed to come to the Chehalis Police Department where he was arrested for hit and run, and then released pending his court date, Bailey said.

TOWED VEHICLE DISCONNECTS, COLLIDES WITH PARKED VEHICLE

• Centralia police investigated a traffic collision involving a towed vehicle and a parked vehicle. at the 400 block of East Main Street yesterday evening  The in-tow vehicle broke free from the towing vehicle and struck a parked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department. The driver was cited for failing to secure load, according to police.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 12:10 p.m. yesterday to the 800 block of North Tower Avenue where someone climbed into a fenced compound and then made off with two car stereos.

WHEELS GO MISSING

• An individual called Chehalis police about 6:50 p.m. yesterday to report someone stole all four tires from their vehicle which was parked in an alley near the 500 block of Northwest Quincy Place and left it up on blocks.

FAKE MONEY SPENT

• Centralia police were called about 12:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Lum Road to take a report of a counterfeit $100 bill passed at a retail store.

AND FROM MORTON

• Morton police reported yesterday they are investigating a report from Thursday night at the 100 block of Division Avenue of a wallet that was stolen out of a vehicle.  There are no suspects at this time, according to the Morton Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, domestic malicious mischief, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 161 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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VIOLENCE AT GREEN HILL

• Chehalis police were called at 4:30 p.m. yesterday to Green Hill School on Southwest 11th Street on a report a student-inmate had assaulted three staff members. The police department is waiting for more information from the juvenile institution, so details are not yet available, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY

• A deputy was called yesterday morning to the 2000 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis about a burglary at Peace Lutheran Church. The deputy was told a pastor arrived around 2 a.m. to prepare to leave with the youth group for a trip and discovered a door to the church garage was damaged and an auditorium speaker and a bench top drill press had been removed, although they were found behind the building in the grass, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in occurred sometime after 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 4:45 a.m. call today about a burglary at the 100 block of North Iron Street. Taken was cash from a wallet and an Xbox, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 1:40 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia where a victim reported while on vacation for the last week someone entered their home and stole prescription medication, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road about 10:15 p.m. yesterday where an individual reported their vehicle was broke into and electronics were stolen.

• An officer was called just before 8 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia for a vehicle prowl. The victim reported that sometime over the night unknown persons entered her vehicle and stole some tools, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOCKER ROOM THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 5:15 p.m. yesterday to the pool at the 400 block of Southwest Parkland Drive where they were told a male had left his wallet in his pants in the locker room and it disappeared.

FUNNY MONEY

• Centralia police were called about 3:50 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue to take a report of a female attempting to pass a counterfeit $50 bill at a business.

LOST AND FOUND

• A worker found money in a parking lot off South Market Boulevard in Chehalis and turned it in to the police department about 2:30 p.m. yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was discovered in the area around the 1300 block and the 1500 block, according to police. If the person who lost it can describe it, they should be able to get it back, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trespassing, probation violation, domestic malicious mischief, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 187 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Monday, July 25th, 2016
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FIGHT, FIGHT

• Police responding about 12:05 a.m. today to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia arrested three for fighting in public. They are: Robert Day, 38, of Onalaska; Trevor Johnson, 30, of Chehalis, and Edward Arredondo, 34, of Chehalis, according to the Centralia Police Department. Earlier, around 6:15 p.m., an arrest of similar nature was made at the 600 block of Warren Street, according to police. In that case, James Lowther, 38, of Centralia, was arrested and then also released.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police called about 9:45 a.m. yesterday to the 500 block of South Pearl Street took a report that an unknown person entered a residence and stole a backpack.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A pickup truck stolen in Centralia turned up about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday parked on 11th Street in Chehalis. The owner came and retrieved it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that sometime during the last two weeks, someone stole a 2007 Suzuki 250 dirt bike from an unlocked garage on the 500 block of Avery Road West south of Chehalis. The bike is valued at $4,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

PROWL, PROWL, PROWL

• Chehalis police were called just before noon yesterday to the 600 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue where a truck in a driveway had been prowled. Among the missing items are a Sears brand tool box containing sockets and wrenches, two Nintendo games and two portable television screens, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Just after 10 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the 1400 block of Southwest Kelly Avenue in Chehalis following the discovery of a vehicle prowl in which an Occidental tool bag containing carpentry tools was stolen from a pickup truck parked on the street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer responded to an approximately 9 a.m. call yesterday following the discovery of a vehicle prowl on the 1400 block of Southwest Johnson Avenue in Chehalis in which more than $1,400 worth of tools were stolen. The truck had been parked on the street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Among the missing property is a plumbing wrench, a yellow and black DeWalt sawzall, a vacuum and green and black Ryobi tools such as a drill, a finish nailer, a staple gun, batteries and charger, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called about 6 p.m. on Saturday to the 600 block of Northwest Gertrude Street in Chehalis where someone had broken into a Jeep and stole keys on a ring, a blue child’s backpack with two fishing poles and a folder containing personal information, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police took a report late Friday afternoon from the 200 block of Southwest John Street that someone had stolen a set of golf clubs from a vehicle. The bag is green and black, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about a vehicle prowl on the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue at 11:45 a.m. on Friday. Someone broke a window of the car parked on the street and took some cash, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

• Nine young people were arrested and then released for minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol after deputies responded about 11:25 p.m. on Friday to the 400 block of Chilvers Road outside Chehalis for what was described as a large party. A deputy was told people were walking in the roads and cars were in an out of the property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Portable breath tests were administered in the case involving two 17-year-olds, four 18-year-olds, two 19-year-olds and one 20-year-old. All are from Chehalis and all were males except for the 17-year-old girl, according to the sheriff’s office.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 77-year-old Chehalis resident was ticketed for speeding when his Dodge pickup truck rear ended a Kia Sorento, and his 22-foot boat left the trailer he was pulling coming to rest against a telephone pole on Saturday morning in Mason County. Troopers called at 9:19 a.m. to Highway 101 north of Shelton noted nobody was injured but both vehicles were damaged. Robert G. Johnson, 77, from Chehalis, was traveling at speeds too fast for conditions when he came up on the sport utility vehicle which was stopped to make a turn onto Hamma Hamma Road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drugs, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, no-contact order violation, domestic malicious mischief, misdemeanor domestic assault,  driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more, among 305 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 48-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
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Members of the Chehalis Fire Department tackle multiple grass fires along the freeway. / Courtesy photo

FOUR DEPARTMENTS TO PUT OUT FREEWAY GRASS FIRES

• Chehalis firefighters began getting calls about 4:40 p.m. yesterday of numerous fires along the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5. Firefighter Braxton Traylor said they stretched from about milepost 79 down to milepost 72. Already the closure of the Chamber of Commerce Way overpass changed their response route, according to Traylor. They couldn’t enter the freeway at the 79 interchange, so they headed out Main Street and decided to go south from there, asking Riverside Fire Authority to cover the northern portion, he said. Personnel from Lewis County Fire District 6 and 5 also responded as well to extinguish the burning grass and brush, according to Traylor. The Chehalis Fire Department understood the fires may have been ignited by a motorist dragging a chain or something similar, but Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Will Finn tweeted ” … Tire from semi the cause.” just before 5 p.m. Traylor said it took a couple of hours to get it all put out.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 a.m. to the 300 block of West Summa Street when the owner of a vehicle came outside as their vehicle was being driven away. It had been left running, according to the Centralia Police Department. However, it was later found, undamaged, in Chehalis, according to police.

ARREST AT FULLERS

• A 26-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree burglary at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia at about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Lucas D. Bryan was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just before 8 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 100 block of South Diamond Street. Somebody rummaged through the unlocked vehicle but nothing appeared to be missing, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRESPASSING

• Centralia police responding to an approximately 10:25 a.m. call yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue ended up arresting a 45-year-old Chehalis man for trespassing and for obstructing a law enforcement officer. Joshua L. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, malicious mischief, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 170 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Grass and brush burns next to Interstate 5 in Chehalis. / Courtesy photo

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Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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OUT-OF-CONTROL AT ROCK PIT

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident who smelled of intoxicants was finally detained after he allegedly tried to steal four vehicles early yesterday morning, was found at Sterling Breen Crushing at the 800 block of state Route 507, and yelled at deputies to get out of his way as he tried to back up a truck, but could only spin its tires. Deputies responded about 4:30 a.m. to a 911 hang up call and located a suspect at the rock pit, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said he ignored repeated commands to put show his hands and exit the vehicle. Emmanuel Martinez allegedly had also driven a dump truck over a rock pile and nearly into the water, causing an estimated $2,000 damage, Brown said. Two knives were retrieved from the seat beside him, she said. He was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicle theft, burglary and malicious mischief, she said. Brown said he had also poured gas and oil on vehicles, walls and the floor in his father’s garage.

ELBOW TO FACE

• Chehalis police were called about 11:30 p.m. yesterday to Green Hill School to take a report of a student-inmate allegedly assaulting a staff member. The incident between the 17-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man involved an elbow to the face, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of custodial assault, according to police.

ELDERLY RESIDENT SCAMMED

• A man in his 80s reported to Centralia police yesterday he was contacted by phone and told he’d won prize money, and wired $500 to claim it.

SHED BURGLARY

• Police were called to the 100 block of East Carson Street in Centralia yesterday morning where they were told that sometime during the previous week, someone stole a pressure washer and a trimmer from their shed.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police called at 1:30 p.m. yesterday about an abandoned vehicle at the 200 block of Southwest Sixth Street found it had been stolen. The owner of the Honda Civic came and got it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Sometime between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. yesterday, a black 1995 Honda Accord vanished from where it had been parked at the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 south of Chehalis. Its owner said she had left the keys on a spare tire next to the car, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The keys, the car and the tire were all missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 2002 Infinity with a license plate reading AUM 867 was reported stolen at about 7:15 a.m. yesterday from the 500 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An officer was called about 2:40 p.m. yesterday about a car prowl at the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Someone took a wallet from the unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Northwest State Avenue regarding the discovery of damage to a new vehicle, when someone attempted to remove a “lock box,” according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 57-year-old Chehalis woman was uninjured but her 2011 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle sustained major front end damage when she struck a deer on the 2200 block of Pe Ell-McDonald Road at about 5 o’clock yesterday morning.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, hit and run, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, barking dog, collision on city street, report of inappropriate touching that occurred more than five years ago  … and more, among 157 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Correction: The item involving Green Hill School has been updated to correctly reflect the possible charge.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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Updated at 3:46 p.m.

MAN FINDS STRANGER IN HOUSE ON SEMINARY HILL

• A 29-year-old woman with a gun was arrested after a K-9 track located her talking with a neighbor on a front porch following an interrupted burglary on the 100 block of North Green Street in Centralia yesterday. Police were called at 12:30 p.m. after a resident arrived home to find a female he didn’t know inside his house, but she fled, according to the Centralia Police Department. A police dog with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded and found “articles” allegedly dropped by the intruder and subsequently came upon the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office. A Glock with a loaded magazine was found in her backpack, Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said. Candice R. Baughman, of Rochester, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine, according to Kimsey.

POLICE: UNRULY DRUNK

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday evening after police were called to Southeast Dobson Court for a complaint that a person was pounding on other people’s doors. Police responding to the approximately 7:30 p.m. 911 call found a subject who was intoxicated and allegedly threatened bodily harm to the officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Michael K. Franz was arrested for harassment to a criminal justice employee and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

THEFT

• An officer was called late yesterday afternoon to the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis where an individual said a parcel containing medication had been delivered but was not actually received.

• Chehalis police were called just after 3 p.m. yesterday for an overnight vehicle prowl on Southwest William Avenue. A handbag with wallet and a shopping bag were stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called at 9:20 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Harrison Avenue about the theft of money sometime during the night.

• Chehalis police were called to the 200 block of Southwest 13th Street just before 8 a.m. yesterday for a vehicle prowl that occurred during the night. Missing were two backpacks and a set of head phones, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 68-year-old Curtis man may have fallen asleep before he drove off the side of the 600 block of Boistfort Road and struck a power pole yesterday afternoon, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the scene about 4:10 p.m. found the 2006 Nissan pickup sustained major damage but the driver was uninjured, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances, barking dog, collision on city street … and more, among 153 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Updated at 3:16 p.m.

PRUNO CONFISCATED

• A 20-year-old inmate is facing a possible criminal charge for allegedly attempting to make jailhouse wine yesterday. A deputy responded over to the Lewis County Jail last night where a sergeant handed over three bottles of suspected “Pruno,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Pruno is a concoction inmates sometimes create using leftover food and a fermentation process, according to the sheriff’s office. In this case, the suspect said he used an orange, an apple and some bread that morning, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Samples are being sent to the Washington State Crime Lab and if alcohol is detected, he will be charged with possession of a controlled substance by an inmate, Brown said.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A barn on the 3600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia was broken into sometime between Sunday and yesterday, with a variety of property stolen including a small Frigidaire, a 20-gallon hot water heater, a cordless drill and a 50-foot hose, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing is the barn key and a tool box, according to the sheriff’s office.

ANTIQUES LIFTED FROM PARKED CAR

• Centralia police responded to the discovery of a vehicle prowl at 7:45 a.m. yesterday at the 100 block of North Tower Avenue. An officer was told that sometime during the night, someone broke in and stole a bag of jewelry, two Rolex watches and other items the victim was planning to sell at the antique festival, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• An officer was called to a business at the 1500 block of South Gold Street in Centralia yesterday where they took a report of the theft of mail. This case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday when a business on Northwest Louisiana Avenue reported a tall, dark-skinned male with long dark hair stole their tip jar from the counter.

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road where the victim reported the theft of $40, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A deputy was called about 5 p.m. yesterday for a single-vehicle collision in East Lewis County about five miles up Forest Service Road 25, in which a passenger suffered an apparent broken arm. The driver, a 59-year-old man from Castle Rock, said he had no recollection of what happened before their 1985 Toyota pickup ran into logs and trees, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 63-year-old passenger, also from Castle Rock, said she thought it was a mechanical issue as when the truck began pulling left and he tried to counter-steer, there was no response. They had worked on a steering issue prior to their trip, according to the sherif’s office. The truck was totaled, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 46-year-old Packwood man escaped serious injury when he swerved to miss elk and ran into a utility pole yesterday evening along the 200 block of Cannon Road in Packwood. A deputy responding about 4:35 p.m. found the 2009 Dodge Ram was totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called about 11:20 a.m. yesterday when a red car in a parking lot on Southwest Pacific Avenue struck a pedestrian and drove off. An officer was told no aid was needed.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances, disorderly persons, barking dog, gas drive-off, receipt of fraudulent check … and more, among 150 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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Updated at 6:14 p.m.

CENTRALIA DRIVER VICTIMIZED BY ROCK THROWER

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested after he was caught parked in a vacant lot off the 900 block of West Main Street in Centralia yesterday, allegedly lobbing rocks the size of baseballs out his sunroof at passing cars. Officers were initially called at 12:30 p.m. about someone tossing rocks at parked cars near the Centralia Outlets and an individual followed him to Main Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. A victim whose windshield he had allegedly broken showed up about the same time as police, Officer Mike Lowrey said. Jonathan Solis-Cuevas denied doing it, but officers found a large pile of rocks next to him inside his car, Lowrey said. After being placed into Lowrey’s patrol car, Solis-Cuevas reportedly kicked out one of its windows. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree malicious mischief.

POLICE: OUT-OF-CONTROL MOM

• Chehalis police were called just before noon yesterday to the second-floor of the Lewis County Law and Justice Center on Main Street where a 31-year-old Chehalis woman allegedly grabbed her 11-year-old child and pushed her against a wall in a corner, leaving redness on her head. The woman left, leaving behind six children, who were ultimately turned over to Child Protective Services, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The suspect, Ladawn B. Jorgenson, then returned and was arrested for fourth-degree domestic assault, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to the 2100 block of Haviland Street where a victim business reported a male stole their tip jar off the counter and fled the scene in a small black two door passenger car driven by a female, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 5:20 p.m. yesterday to the 2500 block of Kresky Avenue where they were told sometime that morning someone stole gasoline out of three parked vehicles. Officers are awaiting security video to review, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday by a woman at the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue who reported someone used her bank card out of state to steal $10 and then $199. Police are investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just after 2 p.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of South Gold Street to take a report of the theft of money from the victim’s bank account, allegedly by a family member. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 7:40 p.m. yesterday by a victim from the 100 block of Benjamin Street who reported the theft of his license plate from off of his vehicle sometime over the previous five days. The missing plate reads C12476F, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue where an identification card and credit cards were taken.

STRANGER IN THE PARK

• Centralia police were called about 3:50 p.m. yesterday to Fort Borst Park on a report that a man tried to lure a 4-year-old girl into his car, spoke to the mother and the man and didn’t establish that a crime occurred. Officer Mike Lowrey said he talked to the mom first and she told him she looked up and the guy was trying to give bubbles to her daughter and he looked somewhat transient. Lowrey said he then talked to the man whose version of what happened was different. “He said suddenly the kid popped up looking in his passenger side window,” Lowrey said, and he asked if she wanted some bubbles. He has indeed been living in his vehicle, saying he’d been in the area about a month, the officer said. It was odd enough to err on the side of writing a report for informational purposes, he said.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police attempted to pull over a driver about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to arrest him for a warrant but he fled the area of the 3000 block of Foron Road and began driving recklessly so he got away, for now, according to the Centralia Police Department. Centralia police say Aaron D. Malone, 27 of Chehalis, was behind the wheel of the silver Hyundai Accent, with a license plate reading AAT 1417. Officers are looking or him, police reported this morning.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, protection order violation, possession of marijuana; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 146 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Monday, July 18th, 2016
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CAMPOUT GOES BAD IN MINERAL

• A deputy on Saturday investigated an assault at the Lion’s Club Campground in Mineral in which a 26-year-old man allegedly broke his friend’s eye socket and left cuts on his scalp by repeatedly hitting him over the head with a folded up lawn chair. It happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday and reported that evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, a 26-year-old from Bonney Lake, got stitches at Morton General Hospital and then went to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to get his eye injury treated, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect, Buck R. Mc Bride, from Carbonado, so are referring a case of second-degree assault to prosecutors, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

POLICE: TAKING GRANDFATHER’S BANK CARD

• A 39-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Friday for allegedly taking his grandpa’s debit cards and using them at multiple locations in Lewis County and Thurston County, racking up $5,842 in losses. Richard L. Dawson and his girlfriend, Melissa A. Alderman, 32, also from Chehalis, were booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of second-degree theft and 11 counts of identity theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies obtained surveillance images showing purchases as well as withdrawal of money from an ATM, and even more charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

YARD PROWLER

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of B Street yesterday afternoon where they were told sometime during the night someone entered a backyard and stole a Graco paint sprayer.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 5:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Caveness Drive and arrested  Joel A. Towne, 36 of Centralia, for second-degree burglary. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday afternoon located a vehicle stolen several days prior, associated with a location on the 1100 block of South Silver Street.

HEAVY SHOPLIFTING

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Lum Road after three individuals entered a store at the Centralia Outlets, stole over $800 worth of merchandise an fled in a silver car with Oregon license plates.

• An 18-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested on Friday and booked into the Lewis County Jail for organized retail theft. Chehalis police say Angela M. Crowe was involved in a shoplifting incident at the Lewis County Mall a few days earlier and has been associated with similar offenses three other times going back to mid-June.

LIGHT SHOPLIFTING

• A 23-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a shoplifting call to Sears on Friday at the Lewis County Mall. Sabrina L.R. Towne allegedly tried to steal $30 worth of men’s underwear, according to the Chehalis Police Department. When contacted and searched, suspected meth was found, according to police. Towne was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police responded to to a call just before 10 a.m. on Friday to the 2600 block of Howard Avenue where  several residents in the area report thefts of fuel from their vehicles overnight. Three batteries were also stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BAD BILLS

• Centralia police were called to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue just before 6 a.m. today for a counterfeit $100 bill being passed at a business.

• Chehalis police were given a counterfeit $100 bill on Friday they were told was passed at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

OUT-OF-CONTROL CAMPFIRE

• Centralia police were called just before noon yesterday to the 800 block of Field Avenue to investigate a reckless burning incident in which an unattended campfire had begun burning a surrounding area.

ANIMAL ABUSE

• Morton police were called just after 2 p.m. yesterday when a woman said she saw a dog in her front yard and then shortly after that saw it in the neighbor’s yard, where a male driver arrived and repeatedly punched the chocolate Labrador and twice picked it up from the ground by its legs, the second time throwing it in the back of a truck. The 911 caller followed the truck to a driveway and police went to check it out but could locate neither the man nor the dog, according to the Morton Police Department.

DEAD BUNNIES

• Morton police are investigating the discovery of several rabbit carcasses left in a dumpster at at the 600 block of Airport Way. An officer called about 4:20 p.m. on Friday concluded it occurred sometime in the previous few hours.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Two people were hospitalized after their Ford Focus tried to make a left turn out of Morton onto U.S. Highway 12 at about noon yesterday and collided with westbound pickup truck pulling a travel trailer. The driver, Rebecca E. Battle, 27, and her passenger, Michael I. Turner, 29, both from Auburn, were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. Battle was then flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. according to the state patrol. The car was totaled, the investigating trooper reports. The driver of the Doge pickup was reportedly uninjured. He is from Oregon City, Oregon.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting,  misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, disorderly person, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, barking dogs, a small baggie of a brown substance found on the ground… and more, among 131 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Flames consume vacant Griel Road house. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 1

ONY HOUSE FALLS VICTIM TO STORED DYNAMITE

• Onalaska area residents may see smoke for a couple of days rising from property along Griel Road after last night’s disposal of old dynamite in a long uninhabited house. Family going through and sorting items inside the structure came across several boxes of old dynamite, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. Fire Chief Andrew Martin said the state patrol came out and concluded the safest way to deal with the explosives was to light that section of the house on fire. Members of neighboring fire districts joined in the effort to burn the building while keeping the surrounding vegetation from igniting, according to Martin. The chief said no explosions occurred because of the dynamite.

AUTO THEFT

• A black 2007 PT Cruiser was stolen out of a locked garage at the 1100 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:40 p.m. yesterday.

SCAMMED ONLINE

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to an address on the 900 block of G Street where a woman reported she’d befriended a male online, that he had sent her checks asking her to cash them and send him the money. The checks were returned as forged, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving under the influence, third-degree malicious mischief; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, loud party, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 178 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Updated at 6:17 p.m.

WRENCH TO HEAD BRINGS FELONY CHARGE

• A 34-year-old Morton woman was arrested last night after allegedly hitting her former boyfriend in the head with a 12-inch long “breaker bar” wrench. A deputy called to the 100 block of Chapman Road outside Morton spoke with the victim who said he and Cassaundra L. Dugger had been arguing earlier in his shed about her boyfriend leaving her. He said he came out to the shed and saw her, with a wrench in hand and when he asked what she was doing, she struck him, according to court documents. The victim was taken to the hospital with a gash in his scalp that required several staples, Lewis County Chief Deputy Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher wrote in charging papers. When the deputy spoke with Dugger, she said she didn’t know why she did it, Meagher wrote. Dugger was arrested, booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged earlier today with  fourth-degree domestic assault, but that charge was dismissed and a new one of second-degree assault filed in Lewis County Superior Court. Judge Nelson Hunt set her bail at $20,000 but changed it to a no-bail hold when conversation continued between Dugger and the defense attorney after her matter was finished. Hunt said if she wouldn’t sign the documents, he would impose a no-bail hold and then after a moment, did so.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called just before 7:30 p.m. yesterday about a break-in to a garage on the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. The victim arrived home, noticed a gate and a door open and discovered an old Dell desktop computer and a “flat screen” missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 6:44 p.m. yesterday about a black 1995 Honda Accord stolen from the 1400 block of Lum Road.

• Chehalis police were called just before 8 a.m. yesterday about a Honda Civic stolen from in front of the victim’s residence at the 300 block of Southwest William Avenue. Police were notified later by the Tumwater Police Department the car was located, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCAMMED ONLINE

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning to an address on the 900 block of G Street where a woman in her 40s said she’d been tricked out of $600 to $700. The fraud was related to an online offer of a loan, the receipt of a check and a request to cash it and return money to the issuer, according to the Centralia Police Department. The check had been forged, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue about 6:10 p.m. yesterday following the discovery of a vehicle prowl. Taken during the night from the unlocked vehicle was an overnight bag, a GPS device and a CB radio, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

POSSIBLE THEFT

• An officer was called to apartments at the 500 block of North Rock Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon where someone had broken the lock off of a payment drop box.

NUDE OUTSIDE THE NEIGHBOR’S PLACE

• A 50-year-old man who allegedly walked outside into the yard naked at the 500 block of East Main Street yesterday was arrested for indecent exposure. Officers called about 12:15 p.m. were told it happened in front of a 4-year-old girl, according to the Centralia Police Department. Johnathan M. Davis, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 36-year-old Olympia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine last night after police were called about two people who didn’t seem to belong at a vacant house on the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Street in Chehalis. An officer responding to the approximately 8:45 p.m. call contacted the couple,e who said they were hired to take care of things at the house, but he had a misdemeanor warrant and a search subsequent to the arrest of Melange L. Dietz turned up paraphernalia and a baggie with suspected meth, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Dietz was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 36-year-old woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday afternoon when police went to the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia with an arrest warrant. A deputy found a plastic baggie that field-tested positive for amphetamine in the possession of Ann M. Velazquez, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 29-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for ingesting toxic fumes yesterday afternoon after Chehalis police were called to a parking lot at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The officer found a “Dust Off”-type can, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Natalie J. Hall was cited and then then released pending her court date, according to police.

VANDALISM

• The rear window of a vehicle was smashed out at the 200 block of Jackson Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:15 a.m. yesterday.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 12:45 p.m. call yesterday for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the 1600 block of South Gold Street. The injury was minor, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 22-year-old Winlock driver escaped serious injury when he wrecked his car yesterday morning near Vader, after swerving to miss debris in the road. The 2001 Saturn SC1 ended up hitting a ditch and was totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called just before 11:30 a.m. to Winlock-Vader Highway at Annonen Road reported the driver sustained a minor abrasion to his right hand and was seen by aid at the scene but not taken to the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vandalism, hit and run, third-degree theft, noisy neighbors, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street   … and more, among 192 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN BEATS GIRLFRIEND

• A 25-year-old man who told deputies he was too drunk to recall was arrested yesterday for allegedly tackling his girlfriend to the ground and trying to strangle her as well as slapping her and stomping on her head and face. Deputies were called yesterday to the residence along Wildwood Road in Curtis and told the assault occurred about 10 p.m. the night before. The girlfriend said he was asleep on the couch and when she tried to wake him up to feed him, he slapped the plate from her hand making a mess and the attack happened as she tried to clean it up, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. During the incident, a $50 mirror was damaged and Travis D. Kohler suffered a bite to his index finger, according to the sheriff’s office. Kohler, of Curtis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN BEATS WIFE

• A 67-year-old Winlock man was arrested last night for allegedly throwing his wife to the floor, putting his bare foot on her throat and trying to shove her through an indoor dog gate before throwing her out of their house. The victim called 911 about 10:30 p.m. from elsewhere and said her husband had been drinking and was really tired when she arrived home and punched the television set breaking its screen before attacking her. Daniel L. McFarlane was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN SHOVES FATHER

• Deputies were called about noon yesterday to a Savio Road home near Randle, where a 73-year-old man said his grown son showed up after being released from prison, demanded money, blamed him for getting locked up and pushed him down threatening bodily harm before fleeing. Deputies checked numerous locations for the 34-year-old son but were unable to find him, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of violating a no contact order, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Deputies called about 9:30 p.m. yesterday about a possible vehicle prowler in the area of the 300 block of Gish Road in Onalaska instead found a 34-year-old Chehalis who allegedly had been hiding in his truck in connection to walking to his girlfriend’s RV nearby. A deputy contacted Christopher B. Holten and discovered from the girlfriend and another individual he’d been staying with her the previous two nights, in violation of a no contact order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked for that into the Lewis County Jail, where a white substance that field-tested positive for meth was found in a piece of paper in Holten’s wallet, according to the sheriff’s office.

POSSIBLE SQUATTERS

• The 91-year-old owner of a vacant residence at the 1800 block of state Route 506 near Vader reported yesterday windows were broken and it appeared someone had been staying there.

VANDALISM WITH EGGS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday several vehicles “egged” overnight in the area of the 700 block of South Silver Street.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 43-year-old Randle man was arrested for attempting to elude after he allegedly sped away from a deputy along Savio Road near Randle yesterday evening, and wrecked his motorcycle then he tried to turn near Glenoma Road and U.S. Highway 12. It began around 5:20 p.m. yesterday and Jake N. Dunaway then reportedly tried to run away but was caught, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Dunaway faces possible charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, civil issue, vandalism, stolen bicycle, disorderly person, violation of anti-harassment order, parking lot fender bender, collision on city street   … and more, among 150 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.