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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

SUSPECTED SLASHER DETAINED

• Officers responding to the Centralia Outlets on the 100 block of West High Street to a report of someone seen slashing car tires yesterday afternoon spoke with a suspect and arrested him for an outstanding warrant. However, the three victims left before police could contact them, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Brett T. Watkins, 36, from Hoodsport, was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Police are asking anyone who found their tires cut around 3 p.m. yesterday in that area to contact the police department.

SLAPPER IN TROUBLE

• A 16-year-old student-inmate at Green Hill School for boys is facing a possible charge of custodial assault for allegedly slapping the bottom of a corrections officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer was called on Friday to the juvenile incarceration facility on the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street to investigate the incident, according to police.

BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called on Sunday to the 700 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue regarding the theft of a mini bike, a motorcycle frame and an air compressor.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 10 a.m. yesterday to a car prowl at the 300 block of West Summa Street where someone rifled through an unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A pink purse was stolen and a car window broken during a vehicle prowl in the parking lot at Wal-Mart reported to Chehalis police about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called to Garbe’s Tavern about 2 o’clock Sunday morning after someone threw a rock through the window,  according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $700, according to police.

WHAT’S THAT NOISE?

• Chehalis police were called about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday to the area of Southwest Fifth Street regarding two explosions heard. An officer was unable to locate the source of the sound, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order; responses for alarms, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, disorderliness, child biting a sibling, rear end collisions, parking lot hit and runs, car lost in the parking lot at Twin City Town Center in Chehalis; complaints of boys tearing down Christmas lights, congestion at the traffic signal at Northwest Chamber of Commerce Way and Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis … and more.

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013

GOAT SHOT WITH ARROW

• A 22-year-old Toledo man is jailed after he allegedly shot a family member’s goat with a bow and arrow and then cut its throat on Saturday. Deputies called about 1:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Middle Crest Drive near Toledo were told Kameron D. Williams came over and said he wanted to “make a sacrifice to his Gods” and subsequently was discovered pulling an arrow from the animal, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Williams was contacted awhile later walking down the road and denied killing the goat, but was arrested for first-degree animal cruelty and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

FRUSTRATED AT THE ER

• A 22-year-old patient was arrested at Providence Centralia Hospital on Friday night after he allegedly threatened he would kill employees once he got out. Officers called about 8:30 p.m. to the 900 block of South Schueber Road booked Jacob M. Goble into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Goble, described by police as transient, had taken himself to the hospital and felt he wasn’t getting the treatment he sought, police said.

TWO CHASED OFF ROOF

• Centralia police were called about 8:15 p.m. on Friday to the 400 block of West Magnolia Street where a resident discovered two males on a roof on the two-story residence and chased them away. Police said they might have been looking in a bedroom window and they may or may not have known the occupant of the bedroom.

METAL THEFT

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for trafficking stolen property in connection with a report taken on Friday of a theft from a vacant home on the 2500 block of Seminary Hill Road outside Centralia. Taken was about 1,000 feet of service wire and 2,000 pounds of chain link fence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chad C. Bass was booked yesterday into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $1,000.

• A metal sign stolen from the 100 block of West First Street in Centralia turned up at a scrap yard on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police have a suspect in mind.

BURGLARY MOSSYROCK

• Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, someone forced their way into a residence on the 400 block of Salmon Creek Road near Mossyrock and made off with more than $4,000 worth of valuables including two 40-inch flat screen televisions made by Panasonic, a Blu-ray player, a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, a Nabi 2 tablet, jewelry and DVDs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to the 1500 block of Eshom Road on Friday regarding various fishing tackle and equipment which was stolen in the night.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to a car prowl at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive. A window was broken out, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone broke a window of a vehicle parked at the 200 block of West Reynolds Avenue on Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday afternoon.

WRECKS

• A 27-year-old Olympia man was ejected and then partially pinned by his car when he lost control of it slamming into a power pole on Saturday night outside Centralia. A deputy responding about 9 p.m. to the 1900 block of Salzer Valley Road reports the driver suffered lacerations and possible internal injuries and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Alcohol is suspected to be involved and potential charges await the results of blood analysis, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust.

• The 24-year-old Chehalis man injured in a single-vehicle wreck near Pe Ell on Friday night is listed in serious condition this morning at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Tyler V. Clark was traveling eastbound on state Route 6 when he attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control and rolled his pickup truck, according to the Washington State Patrol. Responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate him.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, shoplifting, drug arrests for which information is not readily available from law enforcement; responses for alarms, disputes, protection order violation, someone putting trash in someone else’s dumpster, vehicles colliding with parked cars; complaints of noisy neighbor truck, loud neighbor music, barking neighbor dogs … and more.

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Friday, December 20th, 2013

Updated at 1:12 p.m.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested an individual for possession of methamphetamine when he was observed without a seatbelt in a vehicle stopped because one of its occupants was wanted on a warrant. It happened about 7:30 p.m. yesterday at Harrison Avenue and Alexander Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said there were four people inside and because of the “furtive movements” in the backseat and being unrestrained, Matthew M. Morris, 21, was patted down and the substance turned up. When Morris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, a baggie with suspected heroin was discovered as well, according to Reichert.

PROWLING

• Centralia police responded about 2:15 a.m. today to car prowls in the 3000 block of Galvin Road in which windows were broken. A lunchbox, CDs and the rearview mirror were stolen in one case and in another nothing appeared initially to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A backpack was stolen and a window broken out from a vehicle at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:15 p.m. yesterday.

• An officer took a report yesterday of medication stolen from an unlocked car overnight at the 400 block of Ash Street in Centralia.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The Onalaska man serving a five-year sentence for fatally shooting a suspected burglar outside an uninhabited house he owns is scheduled to go before a judge this afternoon as prosecutors seek payment of their costs for the appeal he lost. Ronald A. Brady claimed self-defense in the 2010 death of 56-year-old Thomas McKenzie of Morton but the 60-year-old was convicted the following summer of second-degree manslaughter. He appealed on several grounds, including contending the trial court erred when it refused to allow testimony to prove McKenzie and his wife were at his property to steal and didn’t allow the jury to consider a right to resist the commission of a felony. The appeals court said the only crime being committed at the time he opened fire with a .22 rifle was criminal trespass. Brady is set to appear in Lewis County Superior Court at 4 p.m. today.

WRECK

• Police and aid responded about midnight when a Volvo slammed into a parked sport utility vehicle at the 300 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis. The 24-year-old driver from Chehalis was not injured but a trooper took over because of the possible involvement of alcohol, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, violation of protection order, drug arrests for which information is not readily available from law enforcement; responses for alarms, disputes, apparent computer scammer on the phone … and more.

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Updated at 5:25 p.m.

STEALING GAS IN THE NIGHT

• Chehalis police were called to an auto dealer’s business on the 2500 block of North National Avenue yesterday morning regarding the discovery someone during the night had tried to steal gasoline by cutting fuel lines on seven vehicles. The loss is estimated at as much as $1,500, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Earlier, police were called about fuel drained from the tank of a rental car at the 500 block of East Summa Street in Centralia when a line was cut.

UNRULY INDIVIDUALS

• Police arrested a 50-year-old old Centralia man last night after he allegedly dented a door with a bat at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. David D. Nelson was cited for third-degree malicious mischief and then released, according to Centralia Police Department.

• A 32-year-old Centralia woman was jailed after she allegedly began breaking things and refused to leave a residence at the 300 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia yesterday evening. Officers responding about 6:30 p.m. arrested Electra J. Swan for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest before booking her into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia Police Department.

PROWLING AROUND

• Chehalis police were called about 7:40 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Northeast Fair Oaks Terrace where someone had  rifled through two vehicles parked inside an unlocked garage during the night. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An individual on the 100 block of Leona Drive in Chehalis woke up yesterday morning to discover the door to their sport utility vehicle ajar and change missing from the console. A neighbor’s vehicle was found partially open as well with a pack of cigarettes stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

•  A 19-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer about 9:50 p.m. yesterday at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Nathan A. Cheney was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning from the 700 block of M Street regarding two slashed tires and other damage done to a vehicle.

COLLISION

• A motorist was reportedly uninjured when they were knocked to the ground by their own vehicle as it rolled away from them yesterday morning at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The vehicle rolled across the street and struck a building, causing minor damage,  according to Centralia Police Department.

LAYOFFS LIKELY AT CENTRALIA’S FIRE DEPARTMENT

• A significantly smaller budget for the coming year means Riverside Fire Authority likely will cut up to five personnel and lose a sixth position through attrition. The fire department that protects the city of Centralia and its surrounding area yesterday adopted a budget of about $3.9 million for 2014 compared with last year’s roughly $4.6 million, according to Chief Jim Walkowski. The abrupt and large drop in revenue comes from a massive decrease in the assessed value of TransAlta’s power plant, according to the chief. Walkowski said the department previously understood the Washington State Department of Revenue would be depreciating the value of the facility – in anticipation of its 2020 closure – more gradually. The organization currently operates with a chief, two assistant chiefs, the equivalent of three office staff and 27 firefighters, several of whom are paramedics as well, along with its volunteers. During the next 45 days, RFA will be addressing the impacts more specifically and keep the community updated, according to a news release this morning.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, other misdemeanor theft, possible large dollar amount theft of gift cards, request to check on a person tweaking outside a convenience store … and more.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Updated at 4:39 p.m.

FIRE CHASES ONALASKA FAMILY FROM HOME

• Firefighters spent about three hours last night chasing flames up through the walls and into the attic of an older two-story house in Onalaska. Crews called about 10:40 p.m. to the 200 block of Railroad Avenue found a smoke alarm had alerted the resident and his children who got themselves outside, according to Lewis County Fire District 1.  The original brick and mortar chimney had been enclosed at some point over the years, Chief Mark Conner said. “It looked like it had been burning round the chimney for sometime before it broke through,” Conner said. Nobody was hurt, he said, and the owner later found the pet cat hiding inside the house. The actual fire damage was limited to the areas around the chimney, according to Conner.

NEIGHBOR STOPS ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• A Centralia resident was awakened about 11:45 p.m. yesterday when two males broke a window trying to get into the home on the 200 block of North Buckner Street and were chased off by a neighbor. They didn’t get inside but also had tried to kick a door in before fleeing in a silver car, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Brian Warren said he didn’t know what their intent might have been. The case is under investigation, according to police.

CHASE LEADS OUT WINDOW

• A Centralia police officer who chased a subject who fled a home through a broken window last night sustained several minor cuts to his hands, according to police. Officers were at the residence on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue about 11:30 p.m. looking for someone with a warrant when 27-year-old Kevin B. Kempf dived out the window and an officer followed, according to police. Kempf was apprehended in the yard and booked into the Lewis County Jail for resisting arrest, according to Sgt. Brian Warren.

THEFT

• Someone broke into an equipment yard on the 300 block of Hamilton Road south of Chehalis over the weekend and carted away about $3,500 of items including two radiators and some aluminum, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime after 4 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police responding about 3:40 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Alder Street about two individuals hanging out for more than an hour in vehicle in the parking lot found the two men fighting and subsequently arrested them for drugs. Vincent B. Fulginiti, 41, was arrested for possession of heroin and Kevin A. Dawkins, 24, was arrested for possession of heroin and methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. The Chehalis resident were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Fulginiti was to be released from jail without charges pending further investigation.

• A 28-year-old Chehalis man was arrested by Centralia police about 7 a.m. yesterday for allegedly driving under the influence of an unspecified drug and leaving the scene of an accident. The arrest in connection with the 900 block of E Street in Centralia resulted in Joshua K. Roberts getting booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday about a pair of car prowls that had just occurred at the 100 block of Northeast Sky Lane in Chehalis. An officer contacted a male who was attempting to locate the suspect and a K-9 track was conducted without success, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A purse was taken from car and some items were recovered in a parking lot, Officer Linda Bailey said.

• Centralia police responded about 7 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of West Main Street in which a window was broken out and a purse taken from the front seat.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke several windows out of a car during the night that was parked on the 300 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for disorderliness, dispute, suspected exchange of stolen merchandise for gift cards, minor collisions such as vehicle into a ditch, deer stopping in front of a moving car in the middle of a road … and more.

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Updated at 11:45 a.m.

DIAPER CHANGE LEADS TO BROKEN BONE

• A Centralia man was jailed yesterday evening after allegedly breaking his 6-month-old baby’s arm while changing its diaper. He grabbed it, the baby was crying and he was angry, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Police were called to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital where the infant’s mother had brought the child, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Brian Warren said he understood it occurred earlier in the day at the family’s home on the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road. Wayne P. Stalker was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault of a child, according to police. The baby was treated and has been released to his mother, Warren said.

ATTEMPTED ASSAULT WITH SUV

• Centralia police responded just before 11 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of F Street where a 39-year-old man allegedly intentionally drove over a curb onto the lawn of a victim nearly running him down. Police say the sport utility vehicle had driven around the block a few times and then stopped, where the resident came off his front porch to see what was up. Donald E. Thomas, a Centralia resident, allegedly gunned the engine and headed for the man who is dating his ex-girlfriend, according to police. He jumped away, nobody was hurt, according to police. Thomas was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report about 5 p.m. yesterday of a Campbell brand air compressor missing from a shed area on the 100 block of Waterloo Road in Glenoma. The victim said the item was stolen sometime since Sept. 1, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 41-year-old Centralia woman arrested on a warrant about 3 a.m. today at the 800 block of West Main Street in Centralia was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Angela M. Grussing was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 40-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday after contact with an officer about 3:30 p.m. at the 200 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Travis L. Combs was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called to Denny’s on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue yesterday morning about a suspicious circumstance regarding someone behind the building and a subsequent find of two Bibles in a bag. The books were taken back to the police department where their owner may claim them, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 17-year-old driver escaped serious injuries when she tried to miss a deer and lost control of her Jeep Cherokee which traveled over an embankment and came to rest on its top in Onalaska yesterday afternoon. A deputy responding about 5 p.m. to the 300 block of Deggler Road reports the vehicle sustained major damage but the girl suffered only minor injuries.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass; responses for alarm, marital dispute, graffiti, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, less-than-serious collisions; complaints of canines on the green harassing golfers  … and more.

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

Updated at 1:02 p.m.

ASSAULT ON KRIS KRINGLE

• A 38-year-old man who was reportedly intoxicated and belligerent was arrested yesterday after he allegedly knocked the head off a Santa Claus statue outside one of the antique stores in downtown Centralia. Police responding just before 4 p.m. to the area of North Tower and East Pine Street report that Jerome D. Volk, a Centralia resident, resisted officers as they attempted to detain him so he was booked for that as well as third-degree malicious mischief.

STOLEN FIREARM

• Chehalis police were contacted on Friday afternoon by a 50-year-old resident whose handgun was missing from his home on the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue. He said he recently noticed the Colt black-powder revolver was gone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $300, according to police.

RELUCTANT ARRESTEE

• Centralia police yesterday evening assisted the state patrol in searching for a detainee who fled Providence Centralia Hospital where he was taken for a blood draw. The individual took off from the facility on the 900 block of South Schueber Road while the trooper was on the telephone and officers called about 7:20 p.m. attempted a dog track, according to the Centralia Police Department. The man was eventually found back inside the waiting room, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Warren said he thought it was probably related to an arrest for driving under the influence.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, minor injury rollover collision; complaints of car eggings, of nighttime vehicles with loud engines, radios  … and more.

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Sunday, December 15th, 2013

NAPAVINE HOME CATCHES FIRE

• Once again, a Napavine area family is displaced from a house fire. Crews called overnight to the 700 block of West Vine Street contained the blaze to the master bedroom, but there is heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the one-story residence, according to Fire Investigator Ted McCarty. The family returned home around 1 a.m. after being at some friends and opened a side door only to be confronted with smoke, McCarty said. The husband tried the front door with the same results and spotted flames through a bedroom window, McCarty said. Lewis County Fire Districts 5, 6, 2 and 15 responded. “The guys got a good knock down on it,” McCarty said. The parents and four children declined initial assistance from the Red Cross, saying they had family to stay with he said. The fire investigator said he is looking at a Cadet wall heater, but it’s too early to tell if that’s what caused the fire. It was just last Sunday when a family on Raubuck Road were dealing with a similar situation, except they were sleeping and awoke to smoke alarms and their two-story house subsequently burned to the ground from a possible flare up hours later.

THEFT

• Police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the Centralia Outlets on the 1300 block of Lum Road about a wallet and its identification stolen from a break room at one of the stores. An officer was told two females got into employee lockers, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report of theft of tools from the 400 block of North Buckner Street on Friday afternoon.

• Police took a report yesterday of a car prowl during the night at the 100 block of Jalyn Street in Centralia. Cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police responded about 5:40 a.m. yesterday to the 3300 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia for a vehicle prowl. Someone took money and a cell phone from a purse left inside the unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke several windows out of a vehicle parked at the 900 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police early yesterday morning.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REMINDER

• Lewis County 911 Communications is reminding the public to sign up for CODE RED to receive emergency notifications. CODE RED is used to send critical communications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts, according to department manager Craig Larsen. Lewis County has used the system to make notification for boil water advisories as well as to get out word of a dangerous suspect at large in a rural county neighborhood. Flood notifications can be provided through CODE RED, should this occur in our region again. The public can sign up and find additional details at the 911 Communications page on the county web site.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; confiscation of smoking devices with suspected methamphetamine residue with a referral for possession charges … and more.

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Friday, December 13th, 2013

Updated at 12:40 p.m.

APARTMENT SEARCH TURNS UP DRUGS

• Three people were arrested yesterday after officers went to an apartment on the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia to pick up a wanted person. A community corrections officer from the state Department of Corrections was looking for 27-year-old Mark D. Fiman because of several warrants, according to the Centralia Police Department. When the door was opened, an individual dove into a bedroom and when they went in to get him, officers saw a set of scales, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. An ensuing search of the residence turned up pills, the details of which are not yet available, according to Reichert. Brian J. Haugen, 20, who resides at the apartment, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a sparkler bomb, according to police. Justin W. Haugen, 21, also of Centralia, was arrested for possession of suspected meth, marijuana and Zanax/Oxycodone, according to police. Fiman also was booked for possession of meth and Oxycodone, according to police.

ASSAULT

• A 29-year-old client at the drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility on Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis was arrested this morning for allegedly choking another resident. Police were called just before 7 a.m. today regarding the assault, and Jonathan Schenck, from Federal Way, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCHOOL BOMB SCARE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating following a message discovered on a girls’ bathroom wall at Centralia High School yesterday that prompted an evacuation. Deputies notified at about 1 p.m. joined Centralia police officers at the Eshom Road building and searched the premises, according to Sg. Rob Snaza. The note indicated a bomb might go off at a certain time, Snaza said. No explosive was found. Law enforcement cleared the scene about 3:30 p.m. but will be reviewing surveillance tapes in an attempt to gain information, according to Snaza.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called to the Vintage Apartments on North National Avenue yesterday where a 90-year-old resident said he returned home to discover someone had stolen cash from him.

CAR PROWL

• Police responded about 7:20 a.m. today to an overnight vehicle prowl at the 1000 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis. Nothing initially appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CHASE AND WRECK

• A 24-year-old Toledo woman was arrested yesterday after she reportedly sped away from a deputy at about 100 mph and wrecked her car northeast of Winlock. It began about 1:30 p.m. at the 800 block of North Military Road and ended just north of the high school when the driver lost control, hit a ditch and rolled the vehicle onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, Amanda N. Phillips, was unhurt but was taken to the hospital to be cleared before being booked into jail because of a previous injury, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Phillips had outstanding warrants and was using a suspended driver’s license, according to Snaza. Her car was impounded an a search of it’s interior is planned, according to the sheriff’s office. She was booked for attempting to elude.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarm, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

HIT AND RUN LEADS TO POWER OUTAGE

• Police were called after a vehicle collided with a utility pole which knocked over at least one other pole on the 1000 block of Ham Hill Road in Centralia at about 1:15 a.m. today. The silver-colored Chrysler-type vehicle fled the scene, narrowly missing getting hit by the pole as it fell, according to police. It didn’t knock the power out but arriving crews shut off the electricity which will remain turned off at least through the morning and possibly into the afternoon, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The impact sheered the pole completely off, Capt. Scott Snyder said. Firefighters used thermal imaging equipment and walked the roadway searching the brush for any possibly ejected passengers until about 3 a.m., Snyder said. Nobody was found and nobody was known to be injured, according to authorities. Police said a large guide wire pole did fall on one vehicle.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 12:40 a.m. today when a man walking his dog spotted a male rifling through a parked car on the 1100 block of Grand Avenue in Centralia, but the prowler fled before officers arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department. A window was smashed and missing were the stereo and a cell phone, according to police.

• Police took a report about 9:30 p.m. yesterday of a purse stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of H. Street in Centralia.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, several vehicles sliding on ice and wrecking … and more.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Updated at 12:02 p.m.

SWAT TEAM GETS WANTED PERSON

• Deputies arrested a 32-year-old Chehalis area man at his home yesterday morning for misdemeanor assault that allegedly occurred earlier at the 1600 block of Bishop Road. A 37-year-old woman called 911 about 9 a.m. regarding the domestic assault and the suspect left, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and the SWAT team went to his home on the 100 block of Goldmeyer Drive and after unsuccessful attempts to get him to come outside, made forced entry, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. Jesse M. Mathat was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Snaza said.

DISPUTE LEADS TO ARREST

• A 29-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after a 911 call yesterday afternoon led deputies to a heated family argument at the 100 block of Woodard Road near Napavine. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said a deputy asked Elliot S. Dodrill to step away from the scene to talk but he became verbally aggressive, ignored commands, continued to resist and attempted to assault law enforcement officers, Snaza said. Dodrill was booked for third-degree assault and resisting arrest, according to the sheriff’s office. Prosecutors are referring the case instead for misdemeanor charges.

BREAK-INS

• Deputies responded about 5 p.m. yesterday to a report of a burglary at the 2900 block of Sawall Avenue outside Centralia in which an XBox 360 was taken. Sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., someone forced their way through the front door to get inside the home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about an apparent burglary at a vacant rental home on the 600 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UPDATE ON GRAND MOUND ROBBERY

The Olympian reports that 20-year-old Sheena Gillham told a sheriff’s deputy when she was arrested for last week’s robbery of an AM/PM in Grand Mound she needed money to repay a drug debt. The Montesano woman who was apprehended on Monday following a tip about last Wednesday’s incident reportedly ignored a command to stop by a man in the parking lot who drew a gun on her as she left the convenience store on the corner of Old Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 12, news reporter Jeremy Pawloski writes.

UPDATE ON RYDERWOOD SHOOTING

The (Longview) Daily News reports the 43-year-old woman arrested after her roommate was shot in the abdomen at their Ryderwood home told a deputy the hunting rifle accidentally discharged while she was cleaning it in the bathroom and it fell.  John Stiller, 69, drove himself to a Vader restaurant after the early Monday morning incident and was flown to a Tacoma hospital where he underwent surgery. News reporter Barbara LaBoe wrote yesterday Linda Cochran remained jailed with bail set at $200,000.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old homeless person was picked up and arrested by Chehalis police on Monday in connection with a suspected methamphetamine pipe allegedly found on him last month during a traffic stop. Chad E. Holmes was booked for possession of methamphetamine, charged yesterday and bail was set at $5,000, according to authorities.

SEX CRIME ALLEGED

• A 20-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday by Centralia police in connection with alleged sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl, according to the Centralia Police Department. Zach R. L. Isham was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police responded about 11:20 p.m. yesterday to a report someone was attempting to break a window out of a van parked at the Law and Justice Center on West Main Street in Chehalis. Jacob M. Goble, 22, a homeless person, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, disputes, out-of-control teenager, rental business report that customer did not return property, cars doing cookies in parking lot, car slamming into fire hydrant, other collisions … and more.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

DRUGS

• A 65-year-old Oakville man was arrested outside Wal-Mart in Chehalis overnight for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine. It was about 12:40 a.m. and an officer recognized Gerald Cayenne, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was taken to the hospital to be cleared for apparent intoxication and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Police arrested a 50-year-old Centralia man for warrants and also alleged possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute yesterday afternoon in connection with an address on the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue. The suspect was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with officers about 2:30 p.m., however, prosecutors declined to file charges. Further details were not readily available.

• A 14-year-old girl was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and misdemeanor assault yesterday afternoon after contact with police at the 1500 block of South Gold Street in Centralia. She was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A case involving a 14-year-old boy contacted at the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia yesterday afternoon will be referred for potential charges of possession of marijuana and prescription pills, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called yesterday morning to the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis regarding a passenger window broken out a freight truck at the Sunbirds Shopping Center.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, misdemeanor  theft, suspicious circumstances, other collisions such as sliding on ice into a ditch and tree, possible chicken neglect … and more.

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Monday, December 9th, 2013

KID PORN ARREST

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a 33-year-old Toledo area resident was arrested for possession of child pornography. Sgt. Rob Snaza said this morning a deputy responded on Friday evening to the 200 block of Boone Road where a woman had said she suspected Henry R. Holsinger had such material, the sheriff’s office got a search warrant for a computer leading to Holsinger’s arrest. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. Snaza said the images apparently were circulating on the Internet.

GRAND MOUND ROBBERY SUSPECT LOCATED

• A 20-year-old Montesano woman was arrested today for the robbery last week of a clerk at the AM/PM store in Grand Mound. Deputies responding on Wednesday night to the store on the corner of U.S. Highway 12 and Old Highway 99 were told the pony-tailed female with a multi-colored scarf over her face told the clerk to hand over cash or be shot. Sheena Gillham was booked into the Thurston County Jail today for first-degree robbery, according to Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ken Clark.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning someone broke into a home on the 800 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis and stole more than $2,500 worth of jewelry sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday. A police dog was called after deputies responded about 9 p.m., but the case remains under investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.

• About $80 in loose change was reported missing from a home on the 2500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy contacted on Friday was told the burglary happened sometime between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25, Sgt. Rob Snaza reported this morning.

BARN THEFT

• A deputy was called on Saturday to the 800 block of Jackson Highway South near Toledo regarding a theft from a barn. Among the scrap metal missing sometime from the night before was a transmission from a 1939 Chevrolet pickup truck and as much as 60 feet of aluminum wire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday regarding a chainsaw missing from a trailer at the 800 block of South Tower Avenue.

• Chehalis police responded about 4 p.m. on Friday after a woman at the Lewis County Mall discovered a stranger sitting in her car rifling through the glove compartment. The victim said she had parked outside the Sears package pickup are and was only going in for a moment and when she returned, the dark-haired man wearing a knit beanie cap was in her driver’s seat, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He reportedly casually got out and walked towards Yard Birds, police said. The man was not located and the only item missing was an insurance card, Officer Linda Bailey said.

CHIMNEY FIRES

• Firefighters were called to chimney fires today on N Street in Centralia and on the 100 block of Centralia-Alpha Road southeast of Centralia. Neither turned out bad but the incidents follow an early Sunday morning blaze in which a family of five south of Napavine lost their house and everything inside it when a fire started next to a chimney. The cause of that fire is under investigation, but it prompted a fire investigator to emphasize just how important it is to make sure chimneys are in good working condition and cleaned regularly. In both of today’s incidents, it took just a little bit of spray or steam to finish putting out the fires inside the fireplaces.

COLLISIONS

• A 25-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle about 8:15 p.m. yesterday at West Plum and South Pearl streets in Centralia but the injuries were such the man was treated at the hospital and then subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail, Centralia police reported this morning. Arriving officers discovered Daniel J. Alvarado was wanted on a warrant, and found he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Two women were hospitalized after one of them lost control on the ice and crossed into the oncoming lane on U.S. Highway 12 about seven miles west of Morton today. Troopers called about 10:10 a.m. report that Bambi L. Church, 36, of Silver Creek, and Amanda A. Meekhof, 50, of Packwood, were both transported to Morton General Hospital. Church’s Dodge Dakota pickup and Meekhof’s Toyota Rav4 were both towed from the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol. Church was cited for going too fast for conditions, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving drunk, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, other collisions, citation issued to a motorist who allegedly shined a flashlight into the windshield of a patrol vehicle traveling behind him on U.S. Highway 12 in the dark … and more.

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Friday, December 6th, 2013

OOPS

• A 53-year-old Rainier woman was arrested overnight when she returned after a disagreement to property on the 1600 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia, found the gate closed and locked and drove her Mercedes Benz through it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Sgt. Rob Snaza said Tammie M. Frost previously owned the property and thought she still had rights to it. It happened about 12:30 a.m., Snaza said. Frost was booked into the Lewis County Jail for hit and run, third-degree malicious mischief and second-degree trespass, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 10 a.m. yesterday to the 800 block of North Tower Avenue regarding someone going into a fenced area and stealing a winch for a vehicle.

• Centralia police were called just after 3 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Alexander Street to take a report of stolen medications.

DISORDERLINESS

• A 60-year-old homeless person was arrested and jailed yesterday evening for allegedly aggressively pan handling, getting into traffic and yelling at passersby near the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue. Danny L. Howard was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

• A 48-year-old log truck driver from Kelso was unhurt but issued a citation yesterday morning when at a corner on the 500 block of Twin Oaks Road west of Chehalis his trailer flipped onto its side emptying its load. Jeffrey Jacobs said the trailer went into the ditch and he tried to pull it out by accelerating but that didn’t work, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said. It happened about 7 a.m. The road was closed for a time and Jacobs was cited for speeds too fast for conditions, according to Snaza.

• Firefighters were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to a vehicle burning on Interstate 5 northbound just south of the exit 88 interchange in Grand Mound. They extinguished the fire, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Nobody was hurt.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, shoplifting; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, dispute, someone using someone else’s social security number … and more.

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Remains of car near milepost 87 on Interstate 5. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013

JEWELRY STOLEN

• Centralia police were called about 11:20 a.m. yesterday to a business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue after a customer asked to see some jewelry and then walked out of the store with it, according to the Centralia Police Department. The subject was a male with red hair, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 3:45 a.m. today when a citizen on the 1000 block of Elm Street spotted someone breaking in to their neighbor’s car. Police say Robert L. Huey, 24, tried to run but was apprehended by officers. Huey, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for vehicle prowl and an outstanding warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report yesterday from the 1200 block of Marion Street in Centralia that someone had stolen unspecified items from a travel trailer sometime since Sunday.

CHEHALIS MAN IN HOT WATER

• A 20-year-old Chehalis resident is accused in recently filed court papers of stealing nearly $200,000  worth of expensive sink faucets from home improvement stores in Snohomish County, according to The (Everett) Herald. Joseph T. Littlefield is believed responsible for multiple thefts from various locations over time, according to Herald writer Scott North.

COLLISION

• A 75-year-old driver was uninjured but cited after he reportedly fell asleep, crossed over the centerline of Jackson Highway and struck a parked car. It happened about 9:30 a.m. yesterday on the 2100 block just south of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The front ends of both vehicles sustained major damage, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Gary L. Griffin was issued a citation for second-degree negligent driving, according to Snaza.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, shoplift in which suspect allegedly opened a box of ice creams bars and put two of them down the front of his pants; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances, disruptive customers, other misdemeanor thefts, dispute between housemates over the heater thermostat; complaint that ATM did not dispense the requested cash … and more.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Updated at 2:48 p.m.

HOLIDAY HEIST

• Someone stole a 7-foot long blow up wiener dog wearing a red sweater and hat from a yard on the 400 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis during the night, according to a report made to the Chehalis Police Department yesterday morning. “This happens every holiday season,” Officer Linda Bailey said referring to the theft of outdoor Christmas decor. “Some people are like the Grinch.” The dog is brown, according to Bailey.

ASSAULTS

• Deputies yesterday arrested a 37-year-old man at the 400 block of Byham Road in Winlock in connection with an incident the evening before at the 100 block of Lacey Lane in Toledo where he allegedly threatened and assaulted his estranged girlfriend. Nashaun T. Hummond, from Toledo, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, fourth-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police said yesterday they arrested a 29-year-old Centralia man at the 500 block of East Main Street the night before after he allegedly choked his girlfriend. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, a felony, but prosecutors referred the case to municipal court for consideration of a misdemeanor charge instead.

• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School about 8 p.m. on Saturday following an assault on a staff member in which he may have sustained a broken nose. The case involving a 17-year-old student-inmate was referred to prosecutors for a charge of third-degree assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-INS AND OTHER THEFT

• A deputy was called about 3 p.m. yesterday to a residential burglary at the 100 block of Curtis Hill Road west of Chehalis in which a large wall-mounted grandfather clock and assorted jewelry was stolen. It happened sometime after 10 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday someone broke into an Onalaska area home and stole three guns and two televisions as well as a digital camera. It happened at the 600 block of Jorgensen Road sometime between Friday and Monday, according to the sheriff’s office. Among the missing items are a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, two handguns and a 38-inch Samsung TV, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

• Someone forced open the front door to a home on the 500 block of South Iron Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Nothing appeared to be missing or disturbed, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police arrested a 25-year-old Winlock woman who allegedly shoplifted about $335 worth of goods from Safeway grocery on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard on Sunday afternoon. Carley T. Ridley told an officer she realized she didn’t have enough money for what she wanted, was cited and then released, Officer Linda Bailey said.

DRUGS

• A 51-year-old homeless woman was arrested about 9:40 p.m. on Monday for possession of methamphetamine by Centralia police. Kelly J. George was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police called just before 4 a.m. on Saturday about a dispute in connection with a location on West Main Street and a residence on the 200 block of Northwest State Avenue ended up arresting a 26-year-old Chehalis man for possession of methamphetamine. Seth T. Lloyd was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. His bail was set on Monday at $20,000.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 7:30 p.m. on Friday to the 100 block of Alfred Street in Chehalis after an individual saw the dome light of his car on and chased away a suspected prowler.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about noon yesterday to take a report of a brick thrown at the windshield of a car on the 500 block of South King Street.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Bail was set at $10,000 yesterday for the employee of the UPS distribution center in Chehalis accused of stealing and reselling shipped merchandise. Roland E. Camps, 40, from Winlock, is charged with multiple felony counts in connection with nine missing boxes of cell phones, meant to be delivered to Fred Meyer and Game Stop, according to charging documents. The former Navy sailor from Everett was employed by UPS beginning two years ago, according to lawyers. He has a 2002 conviction for identity theft and misdemeanor theft convictions from 2001, according to Lewis County prosecutors. His attorney told a judge yesterday the husband, coach and father of school-aged children has resided in the Pacific Northwest since his release from the U.S. Navy. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday said Camps’ arrest also involved missing video games and equipment, but the charges filed did not reflect anything other than 80 Samsung and Apple iPhones. According to charging documents, sheriff’s detective Bruce Kimsey was contacted by UPSD security and subsequently found some of the stolen phones had been activated across the country; then Kimsey spoke with a Lewis County man who said he purchased his from Camps for $100 in September. Camps allegedly told the detective he sent some to a family member on the East Coast to be sold over the Internet. Sheriff’s Sgt. Rob Snaza said the losses are estimated at between $50,000 and $100,000. Charging documents value each phone at $549 to $649. Camps’ arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 12.

COLLISIONS

• A police pursuit of a stolen fire department command vehicle ended in Tenino last night with spike strips and the $50,000 SUV totaled. Police responded about 10 p.m. when the 2006 Ford Expedition vanished from outside the Olympia Fire Department’s downtown station, where it was parked with the keys left in the ignition while its driver went inside briefly, according to the Olympia Police Department. It was spotted by Tumwater police speeding on Capitol Boulevard but would not pull over, according to a police spokesperson. Spike strips disabled the SUV at Old 99 and Sussex Avenue in Tenino which then slid off the road causing the damage, spokesperson Laura Wohl said in a news release. The driver, a 26-year-old homeless man, was not hurt, according to Wohl. He was booked into the Thurston County Jail for eluding as well as malicious mischief, she stated.

• A 67-year-old Longview driver was hospitalized after her car ran off of U.S. Highway 12 a mile west of White Pass went over an embankment and struck a tree yesterday. Troopers called just before noon report Susie M. Gipson was transported to Morton General Hospital. Her 2007 Ford Focus was towed. The wreck was blamed on inattention.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, dispute, suspicious circumstances, possibly missing Oxycodone, out-of-control teenager, minor and non-injury collisions, hit and run; complaint of neighbor’s loud music, smoke bomb tossed into a pile of leaves … and more.

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Updated at 6:33 p.m.

BOYFRIEND ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED CHILD ABUSE

• A Winlock area man was arrested over the weekend after the 4-year-old child of his girlfriend was brought to Providence Centralia Hospital with bruises and other injuries he said he got because had been breaking “house rules” and stealing food. The boy had been brought to the emergency room to be looked at after he was dropped off at his great grandmother’s house on Saturday morning and told a deputy the bruises on the outsides of his legs were from the boyfriend giving him “knife hand” spankings, the abrasion on his nose was from when he fell on his face trying to get away from a spanking and also that the boyfriend made him get in a pushup position while spraying him with a hose, according to a declaration of probable cause. Ryon T. Connery was arrested for second-degree child assault at the home he shares with the child’s mother, a woman who said they had been dating about four months, according to the document. Connery was not charged, but a Lewis County Superior Court judge this afternoon ordered him held up to 72 hours on $75,000 bail while prosecutors gather more information. The boy told the deputy his broken finger happened when he was made to hold a weight over his head and dropped it, according to the allegations.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND WRECK WRAPUP

• Police and aid were called about 3 p.m. on Friday after a car sideswiped a building on the 800 block of West Main Street in Centralia and ran into a sign for a business a block away. No arrest was made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 51-year-old Winlock man sustained possible internal injuries when his pickup truck ran into an embankment on the north side of Koontz Road at North Military Road on Wednesday night and is being investigated for possible driving under the influence, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Responders said two people were transported to the hospital after the approximately 8 p.m. wreck.

• A 63-year-old Winlock man sustained minor injuries when he veered off the 100 block of Nelson Road near Winlock and struck a tree on Wednesday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Ford Taurus was described as totaled. The driver is being investigated for possible driving under the influence, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Responders said two people were transported to the hospital after the approximately 7 p.m. single-vehicle collision.

• A 22-year-old Winlock resident was reportedly unhurt but totaled his pickup truck when he lost control while passing on a corner near the 1400 block of King Road and rolled it onto its top on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Michael A. Ryan was cited for second-degree negligent driving, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 36-year-old Chehalis driver was reportedly uninjured when his pickup truck slid on ice and onto its top in a ditch on the 600 block of big Hanaford Road outside Centralia on Thursday evening. The Ford F350 was totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MOSSYROCK CONFRONTATION ENDS IN ARREST

• A 37-year-old Mossyrock man was arrested following a struggle yesterday morning when he was contacted by law enforcement officers at the 700 block of Williams Street in Mossyrock. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said deputies responded with Morton police about 9:30 a.m. in connection with an investigation regarding a domestic incident in Morton and that Anthony C. Burchfield was arrested for resisting arrest. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, also for warrants out of Snohomish County, according to Snaza.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday about a possible burglary at a vacant building on the 700 block of South Tower Avenue. A window had been broken but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF FOOTWEAR

• Three males between the ages of 19 and 22 from out of town were arrested for allegedly stealing shoes from the Centralia Outlets at the 100 block of West High Street in Centralia early on Friday morning.

STOLEN VEHICLE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that a truck was discovered stolen from the 400 block of state Route 505 near Toledo last Monday. When the 61-year-old victim returned after being away, his 1999 Dodge Ram was not in the driveway where it had been left, according to the sheriff’s office. It has a license plate reading B71475X, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Sometime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, someone broke into a pickup truck parked along Forest Service Road 74 near Mineral and stole tools as well as hunting and fishing equipment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VANDALISM

• Police took a report about 10 a.m. on Saturday of tires slashed on a car at the 200 block of West Second Street in Centralia.

FIRE CALL AT JAIL

• There were no flames but there were alarms and light smoke when firefighters were called about 4 a.m. yesterday to the Lewis County Jail. It was a mechanical malfunction related to the elevator motor, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The facility on Chehalis Avenue near Main Street was not evacuated, Fire Capt. Casey Beck said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, trespass, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft; responses for minor and non-injury collisions, hit and run, 911 call that turned out to be a child playing with a telephone, over-imbibing Thanksgiving day guest … and more.

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

CENTRALIA PUB CRAWL

• Two people were arrested for allegedly breaking a wooden gate behind the Hub Tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia just before 2 o’clock this morning, four others were arrested for warrants and / or driving with suspended license last night and one person booked into jail for driving under the influence of marijuana. An officer at about 12:45 .m. spotted a vehicle making a wide turn into oncoming traffic near the 900 block of Harrison Avenue and arrested Jonathan P. Church, 20, of Onalaska, for DUI, according to the Centralia Police Department. When his vehicle was impounded and searched, a mason jar of suspected marijuana was found, leading to his arrest also for possession with intent to deliver, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert.

BANK CARD THEFT

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for allegedly going into the locker room at Thorbecke’s FitLife Center on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia and stealing credit cards from a wallet. Police say David L. Davenport ended up with a bloody nose from his encounter with the victim. Davenport was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Christopher T. Morrison, 20, Centralia, was ordered held on $50,000 bail yesterday following his Tuesday arrest and charges filed in connection with an incident in October involving his 18-year-old girlfriend of one week. According to the lawyers and charging documents, it happened when the two who attend Centralia College were at his Centralia home doing homework. Lewis County Prosecutor Joely O’Rourke said the victim is mobile but suffers from a birth condition leaving her with limited use of her right side and is described by a detective as mentally delayed. Defense attorney Bob Schroeter described his client as having learning disabilities that prevented him from finishing high school. Charging documents allege Morrison engaged in sex with her while she was screaming for him to stop and holding her down by her “strong side.” The charge is second-degree rape, by forcible compulsion and/or because the victim was incapable of consent by reason of a physical or mental disability. Morrison denied it was rape.

• The 50-year-old Hoquiam man who was accused of committing perjury by the defense attorney during Ricky A. Riffe’s kidnapping and murder trial in connection with a plea deal he got in exchange for his testimony was sentenced yesterday to 20 days in jail. Erwin B. Bartlett testified last month that Riffe confessed his crime while the two were in the medical unit of the Lewis County Jail earlier this year. While he denied on the witness stand he got consideration from prosecutors, the jury learned he was told if he testified truthfully about what Riffe told him, Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead would recommend a 30-day sentence for Bartlett’s failed attempt to smuggle prescription medication into the jail. The maximum for the offense was 12 months. Yesterday afternoon in front of Lewis County Superior Court Judge Richard Brosey, Bartlett’s lawyer David Arcuri said his client held up his end of the bargain. At issue was the drug offense, there was no talk of any perjury charge. Arcuri also said because Bartlett is on disability and doesn’t have a job, he wouldn’t qualify for work release, and that if he was given more than 20 days, he would lose his medical and social security benefits. Brosey sentenced him to 20 days, told him to report to the jail to serve his time by Dec. 10 – after Riffe would be transferred to prison – and not to bring any drugs with him.

WRECKS

• Two people were hospitalized after a single-vehicle collision at North Military and Koontz roads about 8 p.m. yesterday and two others were transported following a wreck about an hour earlier at Nelson Road and Highway 603, according to responders. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as responses for violation of protections order, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

DOMESTIC INCIDENT

• Officers called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia found a male whose had was cut from trying to take a knife from his girlfriend and arrested both for violating anti-harassment orders which were in place against each other, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say Donald K. Gould, 56, was also booked for misdemeanor assault because he got angry and struck her in the head. Toni J. Lovato, 48, was cited and released, according to police.

INJURY ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday to Green Hill School regarding an assault that sent  a 16-year-old student-inmate to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The suspect is a 20-year-old resident at the state juvenile incarceration facility on Southwest 11th Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is still under investigation, according to police.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

• A 20-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree rape yesterday following an ongoing investigation by the Centralia Police Department. Christopher T. Morrison was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

AUTO PART CUT FROM VEHICLE

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday by an individual who said the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle while at church Sunday on the 1100 block of West First Street.

IDENTITY THEFT

• An unknown person reportedly used the name and social security number belonging to a 15-year-old to obtain work in Puyallup, according to a report made to police from the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia yesterday.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, collisions, shopping cart in Wal-Mart parking lot striking a vehicle, chicken running loose near a parking lot, barking dogs … and more.

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

MAN SHOOTING UP HOUSE DRAWS POLICE

• Deputies were called about 3:40 p.m. yesterday to a residence on the 400 block of Blanchard Road outside Centralia where a 47-year-old resident had allegedly fired several shots inside the home including at a television and a mirror as well as allegedly struck his fiancee in the face leaving bruises. Darrin Corson was taken into custody and booked into the Lewis County Jail for reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said he didn’t know what Corson was upset about but that he had been drinking.

ALLEGED BREAK-IN PLAN THWARTED BY SWAT TEAM

• A 21-year-old soldier and his wife from Lacey were intercepted by a SWAT team as they exited Interstate 5 suspected to be on their way to an planned burglary of a home in rural Chehalis Friday afternoon. According to authorities, the individual asked to be their getaway driver was a confidential informant working with a detective at the Centralia Police Department, who told the detective of the plan earlier this month. Their target was a house on the 200 block of Hewitt Road east of town, believed to have cash and other valuables and owned by a former employer of the wife, according to charging documents. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said it was about 4 p.m. when law enforcement stopped their car at the intersection of Maurin and Rush roads. Jason R. Stephens, 21, Catherine E. Stephens, 21, Lacey, were booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged yesterday with attempted residential burglary. Their car was to be subjected to a search, Snaza said this morning, presumably to look for the gloves they said they brought to avoid leaving finger prints and the 9 mm handgun they may have brought along. They each were allowed to be released from jail on $5,000 unsecured bonds.

OTHER THEFT

• Someone stole an $8,000 40 hp Briggs and Stratton motor from a fertilizer trailer off the end of Coleman Road outside Toledo, according to a report made yesterday to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It disappeared from the piece of farm equipment sometime in the previous two weeks, the sheriff’s office was told.

• Police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard about an iPad and a debit card theft. Someone attempted to use the card minutes after stealing it but were unsuccessful, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of more than $5,000 worth of items such as light fixtures, carpets and window trim removed from a bank-owned vacant home on the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel. It occurred sometime since November of last year, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A couple in their early 40s were arrested for misdemeanor theft yesterday evening at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue in Centralia after they allegedly jumped onto an Amtrak train without paying for tickets. Raul Marques, 42, from Alaska, and Kristi M. Servanty, 42, from Seattle, were booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer about 7:15 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 21-year-old individual overnight for having hallucinogenic mushrooms. Kessler E. Mooney-Gregonis, from California, was booked into the Lewis County Jail after officers were called about 2 a.m. to a motel on 700 block of Harrison Avenue to remove some individuals, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, responses for suspicious circumstances, fraudulent charges on a bank card, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, someone throwing a rock at a vehicle following an argument … and more.

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Monday, November 25th, 2013

Updated at 7:03 p.m.

TV TAKEN FROM CENTRALIA BUSINESS

• An officer was called about noon yesterday to a business on the 1400 block of Gold Street in Centralia where someone had pried open the back door and stolen a flat screen television. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN IN ADNA

• A deputy was called to a burglary at the 300 block of Penning Road on Friday evening in which someone stole more than $8,000 worth of jewelry from a home. The 63-year-old resident said it happened sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the missing items are gold and pearl rings, watches and bracelets, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT AT CHEHALIS HOME

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday morning about a $1,300 custom-made acoustic guitar stolen from a home on Southwest William Avenue. An officer was given a suspect’s name, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

STOLEN CHECK ARREST

• A 37-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested on Saturday for forgery and second-degree theft in connection with checks taken from the 100 block of Bear Cat Court outside Chehalis and written for more than $6,000 between July and October, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. April L. Busby was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

CREDIT CARD THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a wallet stolen sometime during the day and a missing credit card which was subsequently used in connection with the 1300 block of Lum Road.

FOOTWEAR LIFTED

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. on Friday to the 100 block of West High Street where they were told five subjects stole shoes from a business and jumped into a car that fled north on Interstate 5. Police got a license plate for the silver Dodge Charger and are following up, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BAD BILL

• Centralia police were called just after 7 p.m. yesterday about a counterfeit $100 bill being passed at a business on the 100 block of High Street.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone stole a backpack from a vehicle at Ellsbury and Mellen streets in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.

DRUGS
• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested for a warrant and possession of cocaine after contact with a police officer about 11 p.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of East Main Street in Centralia. Raul Gonzalez-Gomez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of West Pear Street in Centralia where someone had broken out the window of a home. It didn’t appear anyone went inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 15-year-old boy was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief after newly painted gang-type graffiti was discovered on Friday morning on a wall near the bus stop and public restroom at the 500 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis. The subject was contacted at the bus stop and found to have paint cans in a backpack, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was cited and released and the case forwarded to prosecutors for further action, according to police.

FIRE WINLOCK

• Nobody was hurt and the damage was minor when a chimney fire ignited south of Winlock on Saturday morning. Firefighters called about 7:30 a.m. to the 100 block of Wepsala Road extinguished the fire in the unattached shop building, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said it appeared to have been caused by a failure in the chimney.

FIRE MORTON

• The cause of a Morton house fire that killed several pets last week remains unknown, according to Fire Investigator Jay Birley. Birley said the resident of the single-story home on the 600 block of Division Street left for work about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and around noontime, a passerby reported smoke coming from the eaves. The blaze began in the living room and left smoke damage throughout the house, but it was as though it may have smoldered awhile before it took off, Birley said. The woman and her two daughters had just moved in to the remodeled residence about two weeks earlier, he said. Five cats and dogs lost their lives, according to Birley.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 28-year-old Glenoma man was arrested over the weekend for an incident at a Morton tavern two weeks earlier in which he allegedly lifted another patron into the air upside down and slammed him head first onto the wooden floor. “He literally piles drives him head first into the floor,” Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead told the judge today recounting what he said he watched on the Bucksnort Pub’s security video. William K. Bloomstrom was arrested at his home on Friday for the Nov. 9 occurrence. He is charged in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree assault of Donovan Griffin. Morton police said at the time the 23-year-old victim, also from Glenoma, sustained a concussion and was treated at Morton General Hospital. When police met up with Bloomstrom to arrest him, he told them he’d already spoken to the victim who didn’t want to press charges and also that he had offered to pay the medical bills. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail but made bail of $25,000 before his appearance before a judge today.

COLLISIONS

• A 22-year-old Winlock man was injured when a car driven by a 20-year-old Napavine woman skidded on a slick road and wrecked yesterday morning on state Route 6 near Curtis Hill Road. Troopers called about 8:15 a.m. found the Chevrolet Cavalier had hit the ditch and came to rest blocking the westbound lane, according to the Washington State Patrol. James L. Nelson was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and Brittany D. Compton was cited for speeds too fast for conditions, according to the state patrol. A 3-year-old child who was restrained was uninjured, according to the investigating trooper. The car was towed.

• A 30-year-old Chehalis woman was reportedly uninjured when she lost control of her vehicle about 9 a.m. yesterday on the 300 block of Bunker Creek Road in Adna. The 2004 Isuzu Rodeo was southbound when it hit some ice, then the ditch and rolled onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving with suspended license, domestic misdemeanor assault, violation of protection order, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, dispute, collisons; complaints of male urinating on the side of a building at bar closing time, noisy neighbors … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

THEFT OF FIREARM

• A Ruger semiautomatic 22 pistol was reported stolen yesterday, from a vehicle left for detailing at a business on the 2500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. The gun disappeared sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. one day late last month but the victim did not report it sooner because it occurred at his workplace, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 36-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of heroin after contact with an officer about noon yesterday at the 1000 block of Yakima Street in Centralia. Sebastian J. Haller was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone threw oil on a vehicle and slashed its tires at the 500 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• An officer took a report of graffiti painted on the window of a business yesterday morning at the 500 block of West Main Street in Centralia.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, hit and run, dispute … and more.