FEMALE FOUND IN WOODS, HOSPITALIZED
• Centralia police were called about 5:10 p.m. yesterday by a woman on a cell phone asking for help from a wooded area south of the hospital on South Schueber Road. Once she was located, she was taken to the hospital to be evaluated as she seemed disoriented, according to the Centralia Police Department. Few details were being released this morning. Officers are still investigating how she ended up where she did, and what happened, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.
EMPLOYEES INJURED BY PATIENT
• Police were called to Providence Centralia Hospital about 7 p.m. yesterday regarding two employees allegedly assaulted by a patient. One had a concussion, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case involving a 23-year-old Centralia resident is being forwarded to prosecutors with a recommendation of charges of third-degree assault, according to police.
• A 55-year-old Winlock man was arrested after he reportedly fled officers attempting to contact him in the area of the 1100 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia around 1 p.m. yesterday. Centralia police say Steven M. Yoke abandoned his car after a short distance and ran away, but was apprehended by officers with assistance from a police dog. The sheriff’s office wanted to talk with him about an assault case, according to the Centralia Police Department. Yoke was booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding, according to police.
• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday by a motorist who said they were rear-ended at Harrison Avenue and Galvin Road by a Honda car that didn’t stop. Police were told the victim followed the bronze-colored vehicle to the area of Foron Road where its driver indicated he had a warrant for his arrest, and left again, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were given a license plate number for the suspect car.
• Police were contacted yesterday by a business on the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia regarding missing money. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of South Diamond Street where the resident reported money missing from an account. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 34-year-old Winlock woman who allegedly kicked a door and damaged a $500 guitar belonging to her live-in boyfriend was arrested early yesterday morning for disorderly conduct and third-degree malicious mischief. Deputies responding about 2:50 a.m. to the 200 block of Burnett Road booked Kara R. Jones-Pierce into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Police were called about 2:20 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.
BOAT STALLS ON RIVER AFTER DARK, OPERATOR STUCK
• Deputies took to the water to rescue a stranded boater last night on the Cowlitz River near the 2200 block of Spencer Road in Salkum. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and firefighters responded about 9:15 p.m. because the 56-year-old Tacoma man had engine trouble and drifted about 100 yards downstream from the boat launch at Barrier Dam but the bank was too steep for him to get to the shore, according to the sheriff’s office. He had managed already to drop off a passenger, who called 911, according to the sheriff’s office. Members of Lewis County Fire District 8 provided lighting for the area and deputies using their boat picked the man up, according to responders.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for misdemeanor assault, attempted scam via email, little dog nipping a small child, collisions on city streets; complaints about neighbors … and more.