RESCUE ATTEMPT YIELDS NO DRIVER
• Responders were called out about 7:30 this morning to a creek west of Chehalis where a Jeep was discovered on it side in four to six feet of water. Finding nobody inside after breaking out a window, a search was conducted for any victims, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Deputies had reason to believe there was somebody inside and the owner’s friends and family didn’t know where she was, the sheriff’s office said. Initially they were told she didn’t show up for work, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Steve Aust said. It happened at the 1200 block of Bunker Creek Road just north of Stearns Hill Road, according to Firefighter Terry Ternan, one of the responders who waded into Prairie Creek. The driver was subsequently located at her workplace in Adna, having somehow gotten herself out, Ternan said. Aust said it turned out she’d slid on black ice and gone into the water, then flagged someone down to get a ride, without notifying anyone of what occurred.
FIGHTS WITH KNIVES
• A 21-year-old Centralia man sustained a minor cut on his hand and was arrested for second-degree assault after a dispute at the 2600 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia on Sunday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 7:30 p.m. was told Dylan T. Danforth displayed a knife toward his mother’s boyfriend but it was taken away from him and nobody else was injured, Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Danforth was booked into the Lewis County Jail but has been released without charges pending further investigation.
• Chehalis police yesterday said they were investigating an incident from about 2 p.m. on Friday in which during a dispute over a vehicle a male pulled out a knife and made a threat. it happened in the area of Southwest Sixth Street and McFadden Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Nobody was injured, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.
• A 31-year-old Packwood man was arrested following a Friday morning incident in which he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend who was trying to leave their home during an argument and carried her back inside. Patrick D. Detwiler was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful imprisonment but is to be released without charges pending further investigation.
• Police were called about 5:50 p.m. on Friday to Wal-Mart in Chehalis where an unhappy customer allegedly turned his motorized shopping cart around striking an employee. Larry D. Jones, 68, of Centralia, was arrested for misdemeanor assault and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 26-year-old Centralia area man was arrested early on Monday morning for second-degree rape in connection with an encounter with an acquaintance who was at his home early last week. A report was made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust. Aust said Jonathan B. Charley was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
• Samantha J. Estep, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a small ziplock baggie containing the suspected substance was found as she was being booked into the Lewis County Jail early yesterday on a warrant, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday they were interested in a maroon mid1990s Dodge pickup with a matching canopy which was seen in the area of the 700 block of Independence Road outside Centralia around the time five aluminum wheels, 20 gallons of diesel and two brass gas caps were stolen. The theft was reported about 5 p.m. Thursday and had occurred sometime in the previous four days, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A yellow 1979 Toyota pickup was stolen from the area of South Schueber Road and state Route 6 sometime between 8 a.m. on Feb. 10 and 5 p.m. on Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. It has a license plate reading B6783P, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Centralia police were contacted yesterday regarding the theft of copper being stolen from one scrap metal dealer and sold to another. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report from the 2000 block of Johnson Road on Monday regarding the theft of a solar powered real estate sign.
• Centralia police were called about 9 p.m. on Monday regarding the theft of a purse from a shopping cart at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a deputy took a report of someone entering a residence last week on the 300 block of Manner Road west of Centralia and toppling a refrigerator as well as damaging a toilet and some sheetrock. It happened sometime between 11 p.m. last Wednesday and noon the following day, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.
• Morton police reported yesterday an officer found a garage door ajar but nobody inside when responding to an alarm about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at a residence on the 100 block of Adams Avenue.
• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 8 p.m. on Monday for reportedly breaking into an empty home to live at the 400 block of North Rock Street in Centralia. Travis C. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department, but has been released without charges pending further investigation. Elizabeth J. Bowman, 30, of Centralia, was arrested during the same incident for criminal trespass, according to police.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disputes, suspicious circumstances, possibly forged prescription, misdemeanor theft, collisions, daughter overdue home after a date, child custody issues; complaints of surly customer … and more.