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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Updated at 6:41 p.m.

RUN, RUN, RUN, RUNAWAY

• A 48-year-old Ethel man was arrested following a brief nighttime police pursuit west of Onalaska which turned into a foot chase and ended when the subject running at full speed collided with a building covered in blackberry bushes. Brian S. Steward was wanted on a warrant and was taken into custody, after the early Saturday morning incident, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It began when a deputy was called to a dispute just after midnight on Friday at the 400 block of Burchett Road but Steward left before the deputy arrived, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies learned Steward was driving with a suspended license and had a warrant from the state Department of Corrections and spotted his car near state Route 508 and Tauscher Road, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said Steward didn’t pull over, instead continued down Jackson Highway to a farm where he left his Chevrolet Impala and took off running. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding, Brown said.

DOMESTIC UN-TRANQUILITY

• Police arrested a 62-year-old Centralia woman last night after she allegedly pulled a gun on her roommate. Officers called about 9:40 p.m. to the 900 block of Marion Street booked Rita J. Finegan into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault. Prosecutors sent the case to municipal court, which handles misdemeanors.

• A 45-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested this morning after she allegedly entered a home on the 1800 block of Shamrock Avenue in Centralia, illegally, broke several items and assaulted her husband. Tamara L. Twidwell left when police were called about 5:30 a.m. but was located a short time later and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE: UNRULY NY MAN KICKS OFFICER

• A 64-year-old man from New York who was kicked off a train in Centralia for being disorderly found himself lodged at the Lewis County Jail because he allegedly pushed and then kicked a police officer. Police called about 3:40 p.m. on Friday to the Amtrak station to remove an intoxicated and belligerent passenger from the premises arrested James C. Davis for assault after he pushed an officer, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. He was taken to the hospital first for a pre-booking screening because of the level of intoxication and as the same officer was placing him back into the patrol car, Davis allegedly caught the side of the officer’s head with his foot, Reichert said. He was booked for two counts of third-degree assault, according to police.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• Jewelry and cash were stolen from a home on the 300 block of Courtland Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before noon yesterday. It appears they got in through an unlocked door, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 1:35 p.m. on Saturday to the 1800 block of Juneman Street where someone had broken into a home and ransacked several rooms, leaving with a lock box and unspecified documents.

• Someone stole a utility trailer during the night from the 2900 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 5:45 a.m. yesterday.

RIFLE CLEANING ACCIDENT WOUNDS ONE

• A 30-year-old Randle man was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in the forearm as he was cleaning a .22 rifle on his back porch. Deputies called about 12:20 p.m. on Friday to the 100 block of Baugh Road learned that he was getting ready to test fire the weapon when something dropped and when he leaned down to pick it up, he bumped the trigger, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THREE INJURED IN WRECK NEAR MAYFIELD LAKE

• Three people were hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck yesterday afternoon when a 1966 Ford Mustang hit a ditch on U.S. Highway 12 traveling along about 150 feet before colliding head on with the end of a guard rail. Troopers called about 4:40 p.m. to the scene roughly four miles west of Mossyrock found the car totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol. The vehicle had been traveling westbound  and was approaching Mayfield Lake bridge when the driver was distracted by something as-yet-unspecified, according to the state patrol. Transported to Providence Centralia Hospital were the driver Albert L. Cheney, 52, from Centralia; and passengers Denise R. Salts, 55, of Silver Creek, and 3-year-old Aiden Robbins, according to the investigating trooper. Cheney was treated and released and a hospital spokesperson said no information can be released about children. Salts was transferred to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, in Vancouver, where this afternoon she was listed in serious condition. Salts is the same woman who survived a gunshot wound to her face when her boyfriend and two others were slain almost four years ago inside a Salkum-Onalaska area home on Wings Way.

• A semi truck loaded carrying lumber tipped onto its side on Bishop Road near Labree Road in Chehalis this afternoon, but the driver was uninjured, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Chief Tim Kinder said crews from fire districts 5 and 6 responded about 1 p.m. and tended to the oil that spilled from the engine. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the wreck, according to Kinder.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, disputes, vandalism, underage drinking, collisions on city streets, misdemeanor theft such as wallet left in shopping cart, shoplift of dog food … and more.

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Bishop Road near Labree Road in Chehalis this afternoon / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 6

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

TRICKED INTO REVEALING CODE

• A 20-year-old woman called Centralia police yesterday afternoon after she apparently fell for a phone scam that cost her almost $300. The Portland resident who was staying at a local motel had gotten a phone call from someone claiming to be a representative for Western Union and offered her a deal too good to be true, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was told if she wired $299 through Western Union – anywhere, even to herself – they would pay her a $300 bonus, according to police. During the call, she disclosed her transaction number, which allowed the caller to pick up the money she wired, police said. The bonus was supposed to go into her account, but it didn’t Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Reichert said the case would be turned over to detectives to investigate.

MORTON BURGLARY

• Someone broke into a home and its garage on the 100 block of Temple Road in Morton and stole more than $1,800 worth of valuables including two mini motorcycles, two tool boxes and a 40-inch Sony television, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports. A deputy called there yesterday evening learned it happened sometime since 2 p.m. on Sunday and a lock had been pried off a door, according to the sheriff’s office.

UNWELCOME VISITOR

• A 45-year-old Centralia man was arrested for first-degree trespass after a woman returned home to her apartment in Chehalis just before 6 o’clock this morning and found him and a neighbor sitting on her couch.  An officer responding to the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue learned Mitchell W. Sinclair was not allowed to be there and the second male who said he was helping his friend look for his glasses was told to return to his own apartment, according to Chehalis Police Department. The woman’s door had been kicked in, police said. Sinclair was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

EXTRA DISORDERLINESS

• A 33-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night after allegedly entering another person’s motel room and trying to pick fights. Centralia police say that when they were called just before 11 p.m. to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road and arrested Kevin G. Blosser, he threatened officers. Blosser was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary as well as harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department.

REWARD FOR INFO ON MISSING FIREARMS

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for tips regarding a burglary from April 27 near Toledo in which four guns were stolen. Sometime between  8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. that day, someone entered the residence on the 400 block of Jackson Highway South and left with a Savage 20-gauge shotgun, a Sears 12-gauge shotgun, a Mossberg rifle and a Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol, according to Crime Stoppers. The value is more than $1,400.  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 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

HOUSE FIRE PLANNED IN ONALASKA

• Firefighters will be burning down a house in Onalaska on Sunday, during a training exercise that will take place between approximately 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The home, on the 300 block of Railroad Avenue, was damaged by a fire in December of last year, according to Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner. The plan is to allow it to burn completely at the end of the day, according to Conner.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city street, in parking lots, out-of-control teenager, inquiry about how to deal with landlord in a rental home infested with rats … and more.

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

NO TIP FOR LOUSY CUSTOMER

• Police were called about 5:10 p.m. yesterday after a woman in an older olive green van drove through a coffee stand on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis, grabbed the tip jar and took off. An employee had just removed the money from it, so it was empty, according to the Chehalis Police department.

CAR THEFT

• Chehalis police took a report about 1:15 p.m. yesterday regarding a white 1992 Honda stolen from where it had been parked since 8 a.m. behind Steck Clinic on the 1200 block of Bishop Road. The four-door car has a white sticker in the back window which reads “Artificial” according to police. It had been left unlocked with the keys on the floorboard, police said.

CAR PROWL

• A woman called Chehalis police yesterday when her vehicle was broken into during the short time it took her to walk from a handicapped parking spot at Wal-Mart to the store’s entrance, change her mind and walk back to her vehicle. It happened about 4:25 p.m. According to police, she had shopped and then gotten into her van and was reading something before deciding to go back into the store. She said she had set some money and gift cards either on the seat or the dashboard and when she returned, they were gone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She had left the door unlocked and window down, according to officer Linda Bailey.

• A wallet was stolen from inside a car parked at Sierra Pacific Industries’ parking lot on Kuper Road in Centralia sometime in the 20 minutes after 1 o’clock this morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A window was damaged. A dark colored passenger car, similar to an older Toyota Corolla, was seen in the area around the same time, the sheriff’s office reports.

BEER RUN

• Centralia police were called about 5:40 a.m. today when a male stole a case of beer from a convenience store at Belmont and Harrison avenues and then ran off into Borst Park. Responding officers didn’t find the shoplifter but came across a homeless camp near the river where they arrested one person with a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• A deputy took a report yesterday from a 38-year-old who discovered $235 fraudulently charged on her Visa card from somewhere in the Philippines, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SEX CRIME

• A 21-year-old soldier was arrested at Joint Base Lewis-McChord yesterday and booked into the Lewis County Jail for rape, in connection with an alleged encounter with an 18-year-old woman in Onalaska early last month. The woman reported last week it happened while she was at a friend’s home and the suspect, Timothy Warner, was a friend of a friend, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECKS

• Police were called about 8:15 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia where a vehicle had struck an accounting office building and then drove away. There was some structural damage but no request for aid for anyone, according to authorities.

• Three people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck yesterday afternoon on U.S. Highway 12 about 18 miles east of Packwood. Troopers called about 1:40 p.m. said the 34-year-old driver suffered an unknown medical issue and his westbound car crossed over the opposite lane into an open area before traveling partially up an embankment and then rolling onto its top. Transported to Morton General Hospital were Dave VanBrocklin, 34, and Angelique VanBrocklin, 36, both of Tacoma and James Fee, 70, from Gig Harbor, according to the Washington State Patrol. The Kia Optima was described as totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, responses for dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city street; complaints of person found sleeping in a train caboose, noisy neighbors who never sleep … and more.

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

TREE CUTTING ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL

• A 51-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle yesterday after he was pinned by a downed tree that rolled onto him as he was cutting limbs from it outside Centralia. Firefighters called about 12:30 p.m. to Wigley Road found that others present had cut the tree in half and used a tractor to pull it off, according to Riverside Fire Authority. “They did their assessments, packaged him up and Airlift Northwest met them at Providence,” Fire Capt. Tim Adolphsen said. The patient sustained a possibly broken pelvis, he said.

KIDS AND ALCOHOL

• A grocery store customer who spotted a young girl put a fifth of vodka up her sleeve followed her out of the business, chased her down, grabbed her and returned her to Fuller’s Shop ‘n Kart in Centralia last night, according to police. Officers called about 9:45 p.m. to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue arrested the 12-year-old girl for misdemeanor theft and then released her to her father, according to the Centralia Police Department. She dropped or tossed the bottle of liquor to the ground where it broke, police said. The case is being turned over to prosecutors for evaluation of charges including minor in possession of alcohol, according to police.

KIDS AND WEED

• Chehalis police were called to Olympic Elementary School yesterday morning where a baggie with suspected marijuana turned up involving and a pair of 11-year-old students. One said the other stole the marijuana from parents and brought it to school to sell, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is being turned over to prosecutors for evaluation of charges of possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

MEDS MISSING IN BURGLARY

• Chehalis police say a resident at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street who left their front door unlocked called 911 just before 3 p.m. yesterday after finding someone got into a bedroom drawer and stole various medications, including Oxycodone. They had only been away about an hour and a half, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

TV TAKEN IN BREAK-IN

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to the 700 block of West First Street when a woman returned home and found the back door open and a window shattered. Missing were a television and and Xbox, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SMOKE EMPTIES OUT CENTRALIA SCHOOL

Centralia Middle School was evacuated for about an hour yesterday when a hand dryer in a boys’ bathroom malfunctioned, prompting a call to the fire department just before 11 a.m. “It put out a lot of smoke, whether it was on fire, it may have been at one point,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Terry Ternan said. “Well, I’m sure it was.” Firefighters shut off the power, removed the machine and made sure there was no fire inside the wall, Ternan said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault, responses for possible phone scam, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets and parking lots … and more.

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

OH MY

• A police pursuit that began near Alder Street and Long Road in Centralia overnight reached speeds of about 60 mph and ended when the driver continued east on Cherry Street beyond where the street ends for the railroad tracks, according to police. “He apparently didn’t know that, he hit the brakes and slid past the barricade and came to stop on the east side of the tracks,” Officer John Panco said. “Then he took off running.” The reason for the attempted stop was the officer observed the 1997 Toyota Tercel driving erratically, according to the Centralia Police Department. A police dog came out to try to track the driver, but it wasn’t until someone called 911 to say there was a person on their roof that the driver was found, Panco said. Officers took Justus R. Crofton into custody at the 600 block of South Gold Street, he said. The 20-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for eluding and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Panco said he didn’t offer an explanation for why he fled.

BURGLARY AT MOTEL

• Centralia police were called about noon yesterday to the 1200 block of Alder Street after a motel room was broken into. Officers learned two males kicked in the door and stole jewelry and clothing and got suspect names from witnesses, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, police said.

NIGHTTIME DEMOLITION

• Centralia police arrested a 48-year-old Chehalis resident after he was caught allegedly taking metal roofing from an abandoned house on the 1200 block of Brotherson Road last night. A police dog from Chehalis was called in about 9:45 p.m. and helped motivate another person to come out of a building in the same area at the same time, according to police. Kelly J. Teshara was arrested for misdemeanor theft and trespassing and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BOAT SPIRITED AWAY

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the Cascade Peaks RV Park on the 11,000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Randle that a 10-foot long white boat was missing. The victim, a 76-year-old Randle resident, said it was taken some time since April 9, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $800.

FRAUD

• A 19-year-old Chehalis area woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report she discovered $412 worth of fraudulent transactions on her Twinstar Credit Union checking account. The seven charges originated in Portland, and there is no information as to how the account was compromised, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WRECK

• A 49-year-old driver ended up with just a bloody lip and a scratch when his steering malfunctioned and he left the roadway struck a fence, crossed a yard and hit a ditch yesterday evening. A deputy responding to Skyhawk Drive north of Toledo after the approximately 6 o’clock wreck learned the Randle man had been traveling north along the 5100 block of Jackson Highway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was cited for defective steering, according to the sheriff’s office.

TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS ARRESTED

• Genaveve R. Webb, 40, and Gary L. Bafford, 54, both of Chehalis, were treated and then released from Providence Centralia Hospital after their run in with a passenger train yesterday afternoon on Summa Street in Centralia. Police say Webb drove around a crossing arm after a freight train passed by but then lost much of the front end of her Datsun pickup to an Amtrak headed the other direction. The truck was tossed onto a signal pole, landing on its side, according to witnesses. Webb was arrested for reckless endangerment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Bafford, who left the scene, was arrested shortly after the wreck a few blocks away for outstanding warrants, police said. One was a local misdemeanor warrant and the other and out-of-county felony warrant, Centralia Police Department Officer Patricia Finch said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Police and firefighters described their injuries as minor.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault, responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, broken windows at a retreat center, shoplift of a pregnancy test kit and other misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Monday, June 9th, 2014

Updated at 3:20 p.m.

BUS DRAMA: PART II

• A missing wallet which last week sparked a one-man melee on a Twin Transit bus apparently hasn’t turned up but a fellow passenger was arrested over the weekend for second-degree theft in connection with its disappearance. Chehalis police arrested a 23-year-old rider after he allegedly punched a woman in the stomach and spit on another passenger before breaking a bus window with his head last Thursday. Police said Travis P. Bullard had been kicked off a bus and then boarded it again at the stop near Wal-Mart, but didn’t offer a reason for his anger, other than he may have been under the influence of something. Today however, a department spokespersons said an officer reviewing security video over the weekend spotted a 60-year-old man take Bullard’s seat and put a wallet in his pocket, before changing seats. Herbert M. St. Ours, from Chehalis, was interviewed on Saturday and said he didn’t pick up the wallet, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was then arrested, but prosecutors are not filing charges pending further investigation.

THEFT PE ELL

• A deputy was called to Pe Ell yesterday where a 51-year-old woman reported the theft of numerous items from outside a home such as a riding lawn mower, a grass eater and a portable outdoor fireplace. Also among the stolen from the 600 block of East Pe Ell Avenue were a Dell laptop computer and a half tank of fuel from a locked vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim said it happened sometime during the previous week or two, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

THEFT GLENOMA

• A 19-year-old Glenoma woman reported her Sig Sauer pistol and its case were stolen from her home on the 200 block of Sand Creek Lane when someone entered the locked house through an open bedroom window. A deputy called to the home on Friday was told the break-in occurred sometime between 7:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. that day, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. An iPad was missing too but other valuables were left untouched, the sheriff’s office said.

THEFT MORTON

• Someone got inside a woman’s camper parked outside a woman’s trailer on the 100 block of Chapman Road near Morton and stole a ruby ring, 20 ceramic figurines, other jewelry and a black leather bag of tools sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at almost $800, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Tower Avenue regarding the theft of a red and blue sand rail – an off-road four-wheeler – and two bicycles sometime since Thursday.

TRESPASSING LEADS TO ARREST

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested last night because he allegedly went inside a vacant residence on the 700 block of North Pearl Avenue. Police say Brandon R. Goodell broke a window to get in. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Morton police report they responded to two vehicle prowls last Monday, one on the 300 block of Division Avenue where a window was smashed out and a purse taken and the other on the 100 block of Third Street in which a stereo was removed from an unlocked vehicle as well as about $20 worth of gas.

FIRE CAUSES ESTIMATED $75,000 WORTH DAMAGE

• A fire in Grand Mound over the weekend that destroyed a resident’s large outbuilding and virtually all of the contents stored inside was sparked  by a blow torch being used to burn off weeds from the property’s perimeter. Firefighters from four departments responded about 3:45 p.m. to the blaze at the corner of Old Highway 99 and Southwest Loganberry Street and knocked it down probably within the first five minutes, but remained on the scene about four more hours, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Lt. Rob Smith said the wood structure was big enough to house the resident’s recreational vehicle, but the RV was fortunately elsewhere at the time. However, an estimated $35,000 worth of belongings inside were destroyed, Smith said. “The building, probably close to $40,000,” Smith said. “The good news is, no injuries to anybody.” The man had a garden hose, but wasn’t quick enough with it to put out the initial fire, he said.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says a 47-year-old driver escaped any injury when he missed a curve and slammed into a large fir tree on the 500 block of Burnt Ridge Road in Onalaska on Saturday evening. The 200 Chevrolet S10 pickup was totaled, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The man reportedly had been reaching to untangle his dog leash from something on the floorboard, according to Brown. He was issued a citation for wheels off the roadway, she said. The police report doesn’t indicate if any dog was injured in the wreck.

NOT A WRECK

• An 18-year-old driver and his three teenage passengers were all arrested for drinking alcohol following a traffic stop about 2 a.m. on Saturday in Winlock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Marcelino Castillo-Barrow, of Chehalis, was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Toledo and Winlock police were at the scene as well at West Walnut Street and Northwest Arden Avenue arresting the others, ages 16 through 19, for minor in possession of alcohol, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, disputes, shoplifting, collision on city street, parking lot fender benders, receipt of possible phony $20 bill, woman asking for help with detoxing from alcohol, dogs left alone in parked vehicle and children left alone in parked vehicle (both Wal-Mart); complaints of eggs thrown at a window, someone using weed eater by someone else’s vehicles, male talking to someone else’s children in a store, a pair of homeless looking people asking for handouts at a fast food drive through … and more.

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Sunday, June 8th, 2014

BRUSH FIRES SPRING UP

• Firefighters were called to numerous grass and brush fires in Napavine yesterday afternoon, along Interstate 5 and also about a mile north of Sommerville Road along the railroad tracks. Lewis County Fire District 5 Chief Gregg Peterson said the first call came at 2:22 p.m. and the others during the following 25 minutes or so. They had to get train traffic shut down because firefighters had to cross the tracks, Peterson said. Crews from Winlock assisted. The causes are unknown, he said.

THEFT OF TOOLS

• Centralia police were called to the 700 block of West First Street about 1:40 p.m. yesterday regarding an overnight burglary to a trailer in which numerous construction tools were stolen. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BOY ON BIKE HIT

• Centralia police said yesterday an officer was called to the 600 block of H Street about 8:15 a.m. on Friday where an 8-year-old boy had told the school nurse he was hit by a car while riding his bike to school. Further details were no readily available about his injuries.

POLICE: DRIVER NUDGES PATROL CAR, GETS DUI

• A 42-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence just after 1 o’clock this morning after she reportedly backed into a police car which was traveling down the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. There was minor damage to Rhonda J. Baxter’s vehicle and none to the police car but the Centralia woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. No injuries were involved, according to police. A somewhat similar incident occurred last weekend, when a Toledo man was pulled over on North National Avenue and didn’t realize his car was in reverse and backed into the police car.

AND MORE

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

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Friday, June 6th, 2014

WILD RIDE TO WAL-MART

• A 23-year-old bus rider who allegedly punched a woman in the stomach and spit on another passenger before slamming his own head into a window causing it to shatter yesterday may have been under the influence of something, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officers called about 6:30 p.m. were told the man was kicked off the bus from Centralia for using filthy language and getting in the driver’s face, but at the stop near Wal-Mart, boarded a second bus, according to police. He was told to get off and got back on the first bus, where the assaults occurred, police said. Arriving officers took Travis P. Bullard into custody, and arrested him, police said. The Olympia man was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree malicious mischief, as well as two counts of fourth-degree assault, according to department spokesperson Linda Bailey.

OUT-OF-CONTROL IN SILVER CREEK

• A 47-year-old Silver Creek resident was arrested overnight after he allegedly punched his neighbor in the ribs at the neighbor’s home and punched his live-in girlfriend in the arm, after she fled to the neighbor’s trailer to avoid him because they’d been arguing. A deputy responding to the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Silver Creek about 12:20 a.m. today concluded Cleve D. Allison was under the influence of alcohol and possibly something else as well, and had barged in to the 56-year-old neighbor’s home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Allison was was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of first-degree burglary, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• A 46-year-old Chehalis man was victimized by a burglar yesterday, losing his Xbox 360, his Grand Theft Auto 5 Xbox game, and Airsoft pistol, three iPods, cell phone and a hatchet, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home on the 100 block of Kennicott Road yesterday afternoon learned someone got inside through an unlocked garage door sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is more than $1,000.

CAR PROWL

• A debit card and ID were stolen from a parked vehicle at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8:40 a.m. yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called about 6 p.m. yesterday by someone in the parking lot at Wal-Mart who witnessed a vehicle prowl. A lunch box was stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

NEW OWNER FINDS RESIDENCE BROKEN INTO

• Someone vandalized a recently purchased home outside Mossyrock, tearing a large section from a mural on the living room wall, breaking a mirror in a bedroom, and leaving dents and holes in walls from throwing coffee mugs at them, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Madison Drive learned from a 64-year-old Onalaska woman that she planned to move in soon and had been watching the property for about a year, checking on it daily, the sheriff’s office reports. It appeared the intruder came in through a garage window and left a sliding door partially opened, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Someone also had set fire to a pile of real estate business cards left on a granite kitchen counter, Brown said.

INMATE MAY GET EXTENDED STAY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says a 32-year-old inmate did an estimated $772.87 worth of damage when he kicked out the metal ceiling in a cell as he lay on a top bunk. A deputy advised yesterday of the incident arrested Luke U. Hall for second-degree malicious mischief and re-booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT OF LIQUOR

• A bus driver alerting police to a seemingly drunken man waiting at a Chehalis bus stop yesterday morning led to the recovery of a pint of vodka stolen from Safeway. Police called about 7:40 a.m. subsequently arrested 69-year-old Alvin Matuska, of Hollywood, Calif., for third-degree theft and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WOMAN RELOCATED FROM PARK TO CELL

• Centralia police arrested a 34-year-old Centralia woman they found camping in Fort Borst Park at about 1:40 a.m. today, saying she lied about her identity. Mindy M. Ferguson was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for obstruction and for an outstanding warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, suspicious circumstances; complaints of too-tall-grass, property unreturned to a rental business … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Updated

HASH OIL PRODUCING SUSPECT ARRESTED AGAIN

• The man arrested last week for allegedly setting up a hash oil-making operation in the basement of a Centralia home was arrested again yesterday afternoon for allegedly breaking into the police impound yard and into his fifth-wheel trailer which police had seized. Centralia police say Dale R. Brotherton, 52, cut a hole in the chain link fence at the city impound lot on the 2600 block of Reynolds Avenue. “He wanted to get some things, and he was caught,” Officer John Panco said. Brotherton, who was out on bail, was arrested for second-degree burglary and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PRETENDING GETS OAKVILLE MAN IN TROUBLE

• Centralia police responding to a dispute just after 6 p.m. yesterday at the 400 block of South Pearl Street between a male and a female came across the same man they’d arrested four hours earlier for shoplifting at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue and discovered he had used his older brother’s name. He gave his name again but the woman with him told an officer he was lying and he really was Daryl P. McCrory, a 24-year-old Oakville resident. He had two outstanding warrants. McCrory was arrested for criminal impersonation first-degree and booked into the Lewis County Jail. The unemployed and homeless man was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with identity theft second-degree with criminal impersonation. His bail was set at $5,000.

CAR WRECK

• Two people from Elma were hospitalized yesterday after a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma in which the driver fell asleep and left the roadway, striking a ditch or culvert, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called about 11:30 a.m. to the scene near Mead Hill Road report the 2002 Saturn was towed and transported to Morton General Hospital were the driver Randy M. Krueger, 56, and passenger Sheila K. Krueger, 48 years old. Neither were wearing seat belts, according to the state patrol. Both were treated and he was released but she was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she is listed in serious condition, according to hospital spokespersons.

TODDLER HIT BY CAR

• A 2-year-old child on a tricycle escaped with bumps and bruises when he was struck by a car yesterday evening in Morton. Police called about 7:30 p.m. to the 300 block of Westlake Avenue said the tricycle ended up under the fender and bumper. It was simply an accident, Chief Dan Mortensen said. “The aunt came out and got in the car and was backing up,” he said. “The kid had come out and was on the tricycle behind her, unbeknownst to her and was knocked off the bike.” The toddler was taken to the hospital to be checked out, was treated and has been released, Mortensen said today.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for disputes, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … dogs observed alone in parked cars … and more.

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Updated at 6:15 p.m.

FINGER GUN GETS OFFICER’S ATTENTION

• A 33-year-old Centralia man ended up in jail after he was walking along the 1600 block of Kresky Avenue just before 5 o’clock this morning and reportedly pointed his finger at a passing police car and made a trigger-pulling gesture. Officer Ruben Ramirez stopped to speak with the man who at one point tried to walk away and when Ramirez grabbed his arm, the man grabbed Ramirez’s arm and wouldn’t let go according to the Centralia Police Department. Other officers arrived and Jeremy J. Phillips was taken into custody, Officer John Panco said. Nobody was hurt, but Phillips was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, Panco said. He had been drinking, Panco said, although he wasn’t sure how much.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARRESTED

• A student at W.F. West High School in Chehalis was arrested yesterday in connection with an attempt to steal a winch from the school shop and an alleged threat made to a fellow student he was trying to get to help him. Chehalis police were called to Southwest 16th Street where they were advised of the incident and told that 19-year-old Brady A. Jenkins was being expelled, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jenkins was arrested at his home in Pe Ell and booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment and theft, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

ANGRY CLIENT

• Chehalis police responded to the Lewis County Mall yesterday after a phone caller to the veterans clinic said not to hang up and threatened they would blow the person’s f****** head off, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The line disconnected and there was no way to learn who had called, or why they were upset, police said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called at noon yesterday to a home on the 1400 block of Logan Street about a burglary in which two computers and some jewelry were stolen.

• Centralia police were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia where someone had kicked in the back door to a home. It’s unknown if anything was missing,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were told yesterday of a vehicle prowl which had reportedly occurred days earlier at the 1300 block of Louisiana Avenue. A wallet was missing from the vehicle which had been left unlocked, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UNRULY PATIENT

• A 43-year-old woman was cited for fourth-degree assault and then released after an incident when the fire department was called about 7:50 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of South Pearl Street. Someone there had called 911 for aid because they felt Brenda V. Jones-Gonzalez was in some kind of medical distress and the fire department asked police to come for what was described as an out-of-control female, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say that for no apparent reason, Jones-Gonzalez grabbed another female there by the throat and hair, Panco said. “She was having some issue of some type,” Panco said.

WRECKS

• A 38-year-old Napavine man was cited for traveling too fast when his log truck trailer tipped onto its side as he was making a left turn to head north on Interstate 5 in Chehalis yesterday. Troopers called at 1 p.m. to the onramp at Main Street noted Jason L. Dunn was uninjured and the onramp was blocked for a time. The loaded trailer was damaged, but the truck was able to be driven from the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol.

• Troopers concluded an unsafe lane change started the multiple vehicle collision on Interstate 5 in Centralia yesterday that left a sport utility vehicle straddling the concrete center barrier and a minor injury to another motorist who rear-ended a car that stopped short of the scene. Troopers called about 1:20 p.m. said the wreckage just beyond the northbound onramp at Harrison Avenue happened when a vehicle entering the freeway swerved to miss another vehicle and then shoved a GMC Yukon onto the divider. The Washington State Patrol reports four vehicles were involved but only the SUV had to be towed. It was totaled, according to the state patrol. One person with shoulder and knee pain was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Once the SUV was taken away, southbound traffic was stopped for a time while a large front end loader shoved the jersey barrier back where it belonged, according to the fire department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, violation of no contact order; responses for disputes, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collision on city streets, report a child smacked another child in the face, an individual who got a “pop up” on their computer that prevented access to files unless they paid $500 … and more.

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Traffic moved slowly in both directions after four vehicles wrecked on Interstate 5 in Centralia. / Courtesy photo by Krystin-Hernandez

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Updated at 8:31 p.m.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SLOW MOVING SERVICE ANIMAL

• Centralia police were called just before 8 p.m. yesterday about a 30-pound pet turtle believed to have been stolen from the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue, just north of Reynolds Avenue. Its owner said he was visiting a friend at work and put the animal outside in the grass about 6:30 p.m. but went back out at 7 o’clock and it was gone, according to police. The 28-year-old Chehalis man said there was no way it could have escaped, Officer John Panco said. It’s actually a Desert Sulcata tortoise, a female, and is a service animal, providing emotional support, according to Panco.

POLICE: TALL TALE LANDS WOMAN IN JAIL

• A woman who reported to police on Sunday night that she was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Rite Aid in Centralia was arrested yesterday for allegedly making up the story when she didn’t have money for rent. Centralia police say Kimberly S. Jones, 47, had gambled away her rent money at the casino. Jones called 911 about 11:20 p.m. on Sunday and an officer interviewed her at her home, according to the Centralia Police Department. She said a male dressed in dark clothing, wearing a hoodie sweatshirt, stole $600 from her, but she wasn’t able to describe the weapon or offer some other details, Officer John Panco said. An officer was able to view some security video of the victim and confronted her about the story, Panco said. Jones was then booked into the Lewis County Jail last night for false reporting, he said.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

• A 37-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for second-degree assault yesterday after police were called about 6:30 p.m. to a home on Northwest Lafayette Street, where his girlfriend said he’d threatened to kill her, slammed her head against the floor and choked her. They had been arguing, police said. The woman was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and Keith J. Rose was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CROSSWALK RAGE

• Police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday to the intersection at the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis after a pedestrian called 911 to say he was crossing the street when a motorist rolled down his window and punched him in the face. It wasn’t clear, or confirmed, if that really happened, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ARREST FOLLOWS SHOOTING COMPLAINT

• A 41-year-old rural Chehalis resident was arrested yesterday when a neighbor complained he was firing a high-powered rifle from his front porch toward Chilvers Road. A deputy noted he’d been warned about it in the past, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened just after 5 p.m. along the 200 block of Chilvers, according to the sheriff’s office. The 31-year-old neighbor told a deputy he, his wife and small child were in their backyard when Robert A. Brown began firing his gun, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown was arrested for reckless endangerment and booked into the Lewis County Jail, she said.

BAD IDEA

• A Chehalis man was arrested for misdemeanor assault after he allegedly forcibly tried to evict a 26-year-old woman from her apartment on Sunday evening. Police called just before 7 p.m. to the 1300 block of Northwest Airport Road learned the woman lived there with her boyfriend, but returned home to find the locks changed. She had some kids help her get inside and then the boyfriend’s father who said he was the landlord showed up and tried to remove her, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Robert E. Stocking, 64, of Chehalis was arrested for fourth-degree assault and then was released pending a court hearing, according to police.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report about 12:30 p.m. yesterday from the 200 block of Inglenook Drive after a resident returned home to discover someone had forced their way inside and stolen a laptop computer and jewelry. The investigation is ongoing,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

NOT STOLEN AUTO

• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 a.m. today about a car stolen from the 300 block of Southwest Third Street. The car came back by about 3 a.m. and its owner may have forgotten she’d given someone permission to use it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An iPad, a laptop computer and various banking documents were among the belongings stolen from an individual’s vehicle while parked at the Lewis County Mall, according to a report made to police about 5:10 p.m. on Sunday.

• Someone stole assorted tools and a vehicle battery from the bed of a truck on the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Sunday morning.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police took a report that someone threw a rock through the large front window at the laundry business on the 800 block of South Market Boulevard on Saturday morning.

DRUNK DRIVING

• A 28-year-old Toledo man was arrested for driving under the influence after he was pulled over in part for traveling about 10 mph along North National Avenue in Chehalis and then as an officer went to contact him, didn’t realize his car was in reverse and backed into the police car. It happened about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said the initial breath test for Matias Lopez-Lucas came back more than three times the legal limit and the test at the jail showed he was almost four times over the limit. There was no damage to the patrol vehicle and the damage to the man’s car was minimal, Wilson said.

WRECKS

• An 81-year-old Chehalis motorist said she must have fallen asleep when her car left the roadway, crossed the oncoming lane, went into a yard, striking a power pole and a fire hydrant along the way yesterday afternoon. Deputies called about 3:30 p.m. to the 1800 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis learned the woman had a head and neck injury but declined aid, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her Toyota Camry sustained some front end damage, the sheriff’s office said.

• The trailer frame broke as a log truck driver was making a left turn off of Harrison Avenue onto Kuper Road about 8:40 a.m. yesterday, causing the load to partially separate and pulling down power lines. Deputies, personnel from Lewis County Public Works and from Lewis County PUD responded to the morning incident in north Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was a 47-year-old Montesano man; damaged was a utility pole and a section of fence, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, disputes, suspicious circumstances, collision on city streets, questions about custody issue, complaint of unmowed neighbor’s lawn, a report an inmate spit on staff at Green Hill School, 15-year-old girl taking her mother’s Ford Explorer without permission, a 4-year-old child reported missing who turned up asleep on her bed, a request for help because a stray cat got inside a clothing store, “sprayed everything” and was still hiding … and more.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated to reflect the correct age for Kimberly S. Jones. Centralia police provided erroneous information that she was much older than 47.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Updated at 6:56 p.m.

SHOTGUN SHELL POWERED MOLE TRAP MISFIRES

• A man in his early 70s was airlifted after a mishap with a high-powered mole trap today. Deputies and firefighters were called about 4:25 p.m. to the 400 block of Collins Road just outside Toledo where the patient was found with a serious hand injury, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. “He was setting a mole trap utilizing a 12-gauge shotgun shell and it accidentally discharged,” Fire Chief Grant Wiltbank said. A woman friend and a retired firefighter from across the street were helping the man when the fire department arrived, Wiltbank said. He was transported by ambulance to the Toledo Airport and was to be flown to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wiltbank said

COMMERCIAL THEFT

• A 36-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday in connection with approximately $100,000 worth of cell phones, clothing and DVDs stolen from the UPS distribution center on Hamilton Road last year. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning said the arrest for first-degree theft came in the ongoing investigation when deputies learned information that William M. Eaton was involved in the thefts that took place between last August and November. Eaton was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. A part-time employee was arrested in December, Roland E. Camps, 40, from Winlock, who was accused of stealing and re-selling thousands of dollars worth of cell phones and other merchandise, according to the sheriff’s office.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY MORTON

• Morton police were called to the 800 block of Overlook Drive about 2:10 a.m. yesterday after a resident arrived home to find at least two rooms were ransacked. it wasn’t readily apparent if anything was stolen, according to the Morton Police Department. The case is under investigation.

TOLEDO BURGLARY

• A 24-year-old Toledo area man reported every room was ransacked at his home on the 400 block of Eadon Road and thousands of dollars worth of cash and rare coins including wheat pennies and silver dollars were missing. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning the burglary occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and that someone had used a credit card to “swipe” the lock to the front door.

CENTRALIA BURGLARY

• Centralia police took a report of a burglary to a trailer at about 6 p.m. on Friday at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue. Missing were medications and a small amount of money, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PACKWOOD CARGO TRAILER PROWL

• Sometime between 10 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 yesterday morning someone stole numerous tools when they broke in to a cargo trailer parked at a construction site described as isolated on the 300 block of Skate Creek Road South near Packwood. Among the missing are two nail guns, two circular saws and a compressor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss to the 59-year-old Packwood resident is more than $800, according to the sheriff’s office.

CENTRALIA BOAT PROWL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a boat prowling, at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive. Someone got onto the the water craft which was tied up to a dock and stole fishing poles, tackle boxes its battery, its motor and some other unspecified items,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Police were called about 2:40 a.m. yesterday when a 1998 Honda Civic was stolen from the 100 block of West Maple Street in Centralia. Officers had a suspect in mind regarding the multi-colored hoodless car, according to the Centralia Police Department.

IT’S HASH OIL, SAYS BOY

• A 17-year-old Onalaska boy was returned to his mother but faces a possible drug charge after a traffic stop in which a deputy found two small containers with a black substance which the boy said was hash oil, he’d made himself after reading how in the Internet. The teen was pulled over just before 4 a.m. yesterday at the 1000 block of Long Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He didn’t have a driver’s license, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

VANDALISM

• Sometime after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and before the following morning, someone keyed a 36-year-old Adna man’s vehicle in multiple places as it was parked at a friend’s on the 3000 block of Ives Road in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The damage is estimated at $2,000, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 37-year-old Winlock man was arrested after he allegedly used a drill bit to puncture his estranged wife’s tire, with a loss estimated at $650, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. Corey Ming was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the sheriff’s office.

BRUSH FIRE

• Firefighters with West Regional Fire Authority joined personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources when a large slash pile caught fire in the Capitol Forest over the weekend. Crews worked yesterday morning assisting and DNR is investigation the incident in the southeast portion of the forest Chief Robert Scott said.

WEEKEND DRILL IMAGINES GUNMAN AT CHURCH

• Law enforcement officers practiced neutralizing threats and fire personnel practiced saving lives at Toledo First Baptist Church on Saturday as they trained together on responding to an “active shooter” situation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. More than 70 individuals participated, including those role playing victims and eight local agencies, the sheriff’s office reports.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, disputes, suspicious circumstances, various vandalism, collision on city street, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, baby left alone in vehicle, dogs left alone in vehicle; complaints of too loud of music, cigarette butts tossed in parking lot … and more.

More tomorrow.

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At Toledo First Baptist Church on Saturday. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Updated

ARSON IN ONALASKA

• A 14-year-old boy was arrested last night after a fire that burned down what was called by some the cashier’s shack at the former garbage transfer station in Onalaska. Firefighters were called just before 6 p.m. to the area near Alexander Road and Second streets. The small metal building had been stuffed with mattresses; it’s an area where the fire department trained, according to Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner. A deputy called out about 6:30 p.m. noted the smoldering remains of a service building, which the sheriff’s office described as 10 feet by 10 feet in size. The sheriff’s office says through its investigation they learned the boy had left the Onalaska Community Youth Center with a friend to go look at the graffiti at the transfer station and while there, lit a cardboard box on fire and tossed it into the building. The boy was talked to and then booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Justice Center for second-degree arson, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Stacy Brown. Brown says the loss is $1,000.

DUI WRECK

• A 50-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence after his mini van ran into a parked vehicle which took out a light pole on the 800 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday afternoon. Two children were traveling with Camilo A. Gomez, according to the police, leading to his arrest for two counts of reckless endangerment as well. Officers responding to the 5:30 p.m. collision discovered Gomez’s license was suspended and he had an outstanding warrant related to driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department. No injuries were reported. Gomez was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to police.

SHERIFF: INMATE SPITS ON COUNSELOR’S FACE

• A Lewis County Jail inmate who reportedly punched a jail guard in the face on Sunday is in more trouble after he allegedly spit in the eye of a mental health worker at the Chehalis facility yesterday. The sheriff’s office said it was about 1 p.m. when the 31-year-old Olympia man who works for Cascade Mental Health attempted to talk with Drake A. Lorber . The 24-year-old Chehalis resident responded by spitting, which caught the man on his mouth as well, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Since he’s already incarcerated, the case will be referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of third-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 45-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when a meth pipe was found in his pocket during his arrest last night for allegedly stealing two beers from the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Officers called about 8 p.m. were told Scott D. Robertson was being a problem for security personnel, according to the Centralia Police Department. Robertson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

STOLEN MEDS

• Centralia police were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of North Buckner Street about the theft of medication.

VANDALISM

• Someone threw two rocks through the windows of a car while it was parked in front of its owner’s house on the 600 block of M Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:15 a.m. today.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, obstruction; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

CLOSE CALL IN COW FIELD

• A 48-year-old Chehalis-area man used one of his cat lives last night when his ATV wrecked into a water-filled drainage ditch while he was riding alone after dark. “He’s very fortunate he didn’t die,” Lewis County Fire District 6 Firefighter-paramedic Matt McCoy said. “The quad was on top of him and it took him 10 to 15 seconds to get it off of himself.” The man was out in a cow pasture off Highway 603 near Tune Road and suffered fairly minor injuries, except he also apparently dislocated his hip, McCoy said. “It took him more than an hour to crawl back to the house,” McCoy said. “As he was getting closer, he was yelling for help.” The 911 call from a housemate came at about 11:30 p.m., McCoy said. The patient was put in an ambulance and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, he said.

UNDERAGE PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS

• A 15-year-old Centralia boy who boarded an out-of-town school bus yesterday evening near the Centralia Middle School was talked to by police and taken away in an aid car because he was so highly intoxicated. Officers responding about 6:35 p.m. to the 2500 block of Pioneer Way also found some suspected marijuana in his pocket,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were called about an hour and a half later to Rotary Riverside Park about a male urinating in public and then called an ambulance for the same reason for a 16-year-old there. Neither were passed out unconscious but police describe the reason for the trip to the hospital as possible alcohol poisoning. Both face potential court cases for minor in possession / consumption of alcohol, according to police. Seattlepi.com publishes a report today that initial findings from a study conducted by health officials shows people are making more alcohol related trips to emergency rooms, since broader hard liquor sales went into affect following the 2011 voter initiative closing state run stores. For example, the Associated Press writer notes, during the first 13 months of private-sector spirit sales, people younger than 21 on Medicaid made a third more visits to emergency rooms for alcohol-related reasons.

SPECIAL UN-DELIVERY

• Centralia police were called about 4:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Lewis Street regarding the theft of a package that was left on the door step.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An iPod was taken from a vehicle parked at the 1000 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 5 p.m. yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning about a car prowl on Southwest Olympic Drive.

VANDALISM

• A 32-year-old Centralia man was arrested late last night after he allegedly broke the windshield out of a vehicle at the 500 block of South Pearl Street. Juan E. Mejia was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, marijuana possession; responses for alarm, dispute, reckless driver, collision on city street, suspicious circumstances including female walking a small horse around a parking lot in the dark … and more.