Updated at 2:48 p.m.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 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.