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Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Updated at 5:57 p.m.

HARD LIQUOR HEIST

• A 16-year-old boy allegedly ran out of Wal-Mart last night with a gallon of gin, a gallon of rum and a fifth of tequila. Police called about 10:50 p.m. to the store on the 1600 block of Louisiana Avenue found their suspect hiding in a dumpster across the street and arrested him for third-degree theft. He was not booked.

IMAGINARY FIGHT WITH REAL KNIVES

• Chehalis police called about 3:30 p.m. yesterday about a possible dispute in the area behind Kit Carson restaurant on Southwest State Avenue subsequently found five kids and three illegal knives. At least one of them was as long as six inches with a blade on both sides of it, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Sgt. Gwen Carrell said she thought they may have been horsing around, but the knives were still seized. The cases involving three of the youngsters – ages 11, 13, and 15 – were referred to the prosecutor for possible charges of possession of a dangerous weapon. One was on probation so was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Carrell.

TINY TRAINS STOLEN

• Somebody stole three model trains and several boxes of train parts from a storage unit at the 600 block of Jorgensen Road near Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called there yesterday morning learned the theft occurred sometime in the previous few months. There was no sign of forced entry, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old woman was arrested yesterday for possession of heroin after a search of her vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Misty R. Braun is the registered owner and was a passenger in the vehicle that police said nearly ran down Sgt. Gwen Carrell on Monday, according to police. The car was impounded and searched, according to Carrell. Braun was booked into the Lewis County Jail but is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

• Pamela A. Clark was arrested yesterday for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana after her impounded car was searched, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

• Kari L. Johnston was arrested last night for two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took another report of graffiti on a fence yesterday on Rainier Avenue.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about graffiti on the side of a building on South Market Boulevard.

ANOTHER SCAM

• Morton police took a report on Tuesday from a resident about a phone scam involving someone claiming they were sending a supplementary Medicaid card, the police chief said this morning. An individual with an accent asked the woman a few questions, such as where did she do her banking and then claimed they needed to verify her account number, Chief Dan Mortensen said. She refused to give her number and called police instead, he said.

WRECK

• A Chehalis truck driver was reportedly uninjured when his Freightliner was hit by a Honda Civic last night on Interstate 5 in Woodland. The 33-year-old Vancouver woman driving the Honda subsequently died, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers were called about 7:45 p.m. to the southbound lanes noted the driver of the car lost control for unknown reasons and struck the rear corner of another car and then the big rig. Both cars were totaled and the Freightliner driven by James M. Foulke, 36, sustained an estimated $2,000 damage, according to the state patrol. Melissa M. Kelso, 33, of Vancouver, was taken to  at PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center where she died, according to the state patrol.

TOLEDO TEENAGER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ASSAULTING DAD

• The 16-year-old Toledo boy charged in adult court for allegedly striking his father in the head with a baseball bat pleaded not guilty today in Lewis County Superior Court. The teenager is represented by court-appointed attorney Chris Baum, who asked the judge today to reduce bail to an unsecured bond, noting the boy has two grown brothers who could take him in, one who works at the Cowlitz County Jail and another who works at Green Hill School for boys. Judge Richard Brosey said no. Bail remains at $75,000. The Toledo High School student is charged with first-degree assault, a class A felony with a maximum penalty of life in prison but a standard sentencing range of somewhere around 93 to 113 months, according to Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Shane O’Rourke.  A trial date will be selected next week.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Updated 1:37 p.m.

ESCAPE PLAN FOILED AT GREEN HILL

• A pair of inmates at Green Hill School for boys are in trouble after they reportedly crawled out a window of an education building there yesterday. The instructor told them to stop, but they continued and were stopped by security outside the building, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 16-year-old boys had homemade ropes fashioned from laundry bags and pillow cases tied around their waists and were dressed in multiple layers of clothing, police Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. The extra clothes could have been for wherever they thought they were going, or maybe as an attempt at protection for climbing over the razor wire fence, according to Carrell. “It doesn’t sound like they got very far,” Carrell said. The case will be referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of attempted escape, according to police.

BIKE HITS CAR THEN FLEES SCENE

• Centralia police responded to a bicycle versus vehicle accident about 4:25 p.m. yesterday at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. In this case, a bicyclist ran into a vehicle which was stopped for traffic and then the individual got back on their bike and fled, according to the Centralia Police Department. A 51-year-old woman said she was traveling eastbound and had to stop for traffic when a male on a westbound bicycle tried to cut between her Volvo and the vehicle in front of her, according to police. “He crashes and falls onto the hood of her car, she rolls down her window and asks if he’s alright,” Sgt. Carl Buster said. The male who could have been in his early 20s, wearing a white tank top and a dark hat, got up and drove off without giving his name, Buster said.

VEHICLE VERSUS BICYCLE

• Police and aid were called about 4:10 p.m. yesterday to an accident involving a vehicle and an 18-year-old man on a bicycle at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The injury to the bicyclist was minor and he was able to ride on his way, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

THEFT OF AUTO PARTS

• A deputy was called early yesterday morning to a burglary at a business on the 100 block of Barnes Drive near Toledo. Sometime between 5 p.m. on Monday and 5:30 a.m. yesterday, somebody forced their way inside and left with a radiator, two alternator cores and miscellaneous wire,  according to the Lewis County Sherif’s Office.

THEFT OF GARDENING EQUIPMENT

• Someone stole a hedge trimmer, a leaf blower and a two-gallon gas can from a garage on the 500 block of Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 3 p.m. yesterday.

PRESCRIPTION MEDS MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 10:10 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Gold Street about stolen medications. Missing were Oxycodone, Opana and Xanax, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Sometime between 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. yesterday, someone broke into a vehicle parked at the 100 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis and stole a wallet, clothing and makeup. This is near the trail head for the Rails to Trails trail, a place the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office cautions is a magnet area for car prowlers.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took two reports of graffiti to fences yesterday, one at the 1300 block of Delaware Avenue and another at Rainier Avenue and J Street.

LOST AND FOUND

• Morton police reported on Monday someone brought them a found wallet on July 10. It can be identified and claimed at the police department.

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Updated at 1:40 p.m.

“RAGING” MOTORIST TASED AFTER NEAR MISS OF POLICE OFFICER

• A 22-year-old man was taken into custody after he allegedly nearly ran down a Chehalis police officer yesterday who was walking downtown. Chehalis police said the car was driving the wrong way when Sgt. Gwen Carrell told him to stop. “According to her, he swerved at her and she had to jump out of the way,” Sgt. Rick McNamara said. It happened about 12:15 p.m. When Carrell and Chief Glenn Schaffer subsequently contacted the driver at the Jackpot on Main Street, he was agitated and raging and wouldn’t comply with their commands, so a Taser was deployed, McNamara said. The man, from Olympia, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital for an unspecified reason and has not yet been arrested or booked, according to McNamara. “I don’t really know what was wrong with him,” McNamara said.

PET RABBITS KILLED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called just after 6 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 100 block of Southwest 11th Street when a woman discovered someone had taken her pet rabbit out its cage, killed it and left it in the yard. A hole was ripped in the cage,  according to the Chehalis Police Department. The woman said it’s the second time this has happened, according to police. “She said she has no idea of who could have done it or why,” Officer Linda Bailey said.  How the animal was killed isn’t clear, there was no blood, Bailey said.

COPPER WIRE HEIST

• The sheriff’s office is investigating a break-in at a business storage area in which a spool with 2000 feet of three-strand insulated solid core copper wire was stolen. It happened at Avery Road East and Keasling Road south of Chehalis sometime between July 1 and Wednesday but was reported yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $15,000, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust.

FIREARM THEFT

• Someone stole a 9 mm pistol from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 1200 block of Long Road in Centralia sometime between midnight and 10 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sherif’s Office. A deputy was told the SCCY Industries semi-automatic had been tucked between the seats of the vehicle parked at a residence.

BICYCLIST FLEES WITH SHOPLIFTED BEER

• Centralia police suspect a 48-year-old Centralia man stole beer from a store and fled on his bicycle yesterday afternoon. An officer called about 2:30 p.m. to the 600 block of North Tower Avenue did not find the suspect, but will issue a summons for third-degree theft for him, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PINK-HAIRED SHOPLIFTER SOUGHT

• Police took a report about 10 a.m. yesterday of a pink-haired female and 6-foot tall male shoplifting clothing from a store on the 1400 block of Lum Road in Centralia.

WHEELS AND TIRES TAKEN

• Centralia police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Caveness Drive where tires and wheels from a vehicle had been stolen sometime during the previous week.

GRAFFITI

• Police were called around 12:45 p.m. yesterday to a report of graffiti painted on a building a the 400 block of South Iron Street in Centralia.

TATTOO INVESTIGATION

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning alleging child abuse related regarding a father allowing his children to get tattoos. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Stacy Denham said police were called by the parent of the Centralia boy’s friend about a dragon tattoo on his chest and a little heart on his ankle. The boy is believed to be between the ages of 12 and 14, Denham said. Whether a crime occurred or even if it occurred in their jurisdiction is something officers are communicating with prosecutors about, Denham said.

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Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Updated at 6:51 p.m.

THWARTED SCAM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to Safeway when an employee got suspicious about a transaction a woman in her early 70s was attempting to conduct. The woman was apparently selling a time-share in Hawaii and she was wiring a buyer money and the buyer said he was going to mail her a check, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An arriving officer phoned the buyer who immediately hung up on him, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. When the buyer then phoned the woman and the police officer answered, the man hung up again, Carrell said.

RECOVERED VEHICLES

• Centralia police yesterday afternoon recovered a Honda stolen last week. It was found abandoned in a parking lot with its ignition “punched,” according to the Centralia Police Department

• A 2009 Audi reported missing about 12:40 a.m. Sunday from Panisco Road near Cinebar was found just after 1 a.m. in the parking lot at Wal-Mart in Chehalis, according to police. The 49-year-old roommate of its owner was sleeping in the car and arrested and booked into jail. He is to be released from jail pending further investigation.

SHORT POLICE CHASE

• A 45-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for attempting to elude after a brief pursuit by police abut 11:40 p.m. on Friday that began near Fair Street in Chehalis. The pursuit was terminated but the officer soon came upon a trooper with Scott R. Mullins who had wrecked near Kresky Avenue and Summa Street, according to Sgt. Gwen Carrell. Mullins was released from jail yesterday afternoon.

THEFT

• Police took a report around noon yesterday about plywood stolen from a residence under renovation at the 400 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

TOLEDO FIRE

• Three fire departments were dispatched just before 11 o’clock last night to a mobile home fire near Toledo. Lewis County Fire District 2 Capt. Tracy Summers said when they arrived to the 200 block of Kangas Road, flames were rolling out a window on one end. He described the trailer as a complete loss. Nobody was living in it, but the woman on the property used it as her sewing house, he said. No injuries were reported. Summers said it appeared to have originated near the circuit box.

MORTON RESIDENT SCAMMED OUT OF $6,000

• An elderly Morton man was tricked into sending thousands of dollars to an individual pretending to be from a law enforcement agency in Canada, who claimed the Morton man’s grown daughter had been arrested and needed $2,000 bail money. The man contacted the Morton Police Department last week after he realized what happened, Chief Dan Mortensen said. The victim got the first phone call about two days earlier telling him his grown daughter was in jail for driving under the influence and possessing marijuana, according to Mortensen. “They actually put him on the telephone with a person who identified herself as his daughter,” Mortensen said. “She sounded like his daughter, and called him a name she calls him.” Then the Morton man, whose name was not released, was called a second time and told something went wrong, so he needed to send another $2,000, the chief said. He was told to send it to Puerto Rico, because “the bail bondsman were all at a conference there.” A third phone call asked for $2,000 more for airfare so she could get home, he said. “I think at the time, the light came on,” Mortensen said. The man’s real daughter was on vacation, according to Mortensen. The chief said it’s a scam that’s been been going on for quite some time. The money is gone, the chief said. He had no expectation the Morton Police Department or any law enforcement agency could help the victim get it back, since the money was sent out of the country, he said.

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

THEFT, THEFT AND MORE THEFT

• A green plaster frog – approximately one foot tall – was stolen from a yard on the 2500 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia sometime between Friday and Saturday at mid-day,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 1:45 a.m. today for a burglary at a building on the 600 block of H Street. A window was broken to get inside, but it’s not known yet what, if anything, was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Craftsman tools were reported stolen from a shed on the 100 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia on Friday afternoon.

• Centralia police were called to the 1800 block of Beach Street about 2 p.m. on Friday regarding a report of the theft of unspecified medication from a home.

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia where a vehicle was broken into. Nothing appeared to be taken,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called on Friday morning to the 700 block of B Street where they were told a woman’s Kindle was missing from her car after the vehicle had been repossessed and then returned.

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Friday, July 20th, 2012

KNIFE FIGHT IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called at 11:50 p.m. last night to a reported stabbing on the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue. The 17-year-old victim declined to go to the hospital and refused to give a statement, according to the Centralia Police Department. “It was basically a fight,” Sgt. Carl Buster said. “One guy pulled a knife, started swinging it and hit the other guys hand.” The other individual was gone and nobody would tell police who it was, he said.

FIGHT WITH BASEBALL BAT IN MORTON

• A 24-year-old man was arrested overnight for three counts of second-degree assault after a fight broke out at a home on the 100 block of Wood Avenue in Morton. Police called about 3:15 a.m. were told Joshua D. Woodward had come home after spending the evening at a local drinking establishment and his girlfriend told him to leave, according to the Morton Police Department. Woodward allegedly threatened her, her teenage son and the son’s girlfriend with a baseball bat, police Chief Dan Mortensen said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

NURSING HOME SPAT

• Centralia police took a report of a misdemeanor assault between two patients yesterday morning at a nursing home on the 1300 block of Alexander Street. The case will be referred to prosecutors for possible charges, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NAPPING ON AIRPORT RUNWAY LEADS TO ARREST

• Police were summoned to the Centralia-Chehalis Airport about a woman laying on the runway, which prevented at least one plane from landing on Wednesday evening. The woman wouldn’t talk, but when asked what she was doing there, she motioned with her hands against her cheek to indicate she had been sleeping, according to Chehalis police.  She was arrested for trespassing and booked into the jail as Jane Doe, but a name was found inside an article of her clothing, Officer Linda Bailey said. Christy Fowler, 53, of Bellingham, was also arrested for obstruction, Bailey said.

STOLEN COMPUTER RECOVERED

• Centralia police arrested  a 33-year-old Oakville man early yesterday morning during a traffic stop when they found a stolen computer. Joshua S. Jacobs was stopped near West Summa and South Silver streets and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree possession of stolen property, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BAD $20 BILLS

• Centralia police were called to a motel on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue Wednesday where a customer had paid with what turned out to be a counterfeit $20 bill. She told officers she’d received the currency from a fruit stand in Rochester as change, but when they they went there, the vendor said it was the woman who passed bad bills to her, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was subsequently arrested by the Thurston County Sheriff’s office, according to police.

CAR PROWLS

• Centralia police remind the public not to leave valuables in their cars after a rash of vehicle prowls in the area around Borst Avenue. Officers on Wednesday took five reports of such incidents throughout the day, mostly from unlocked cars, according to police Sgt. Carl Buster. In one case a woman reported her purse was taken but someone had already found it in a garbage can and turned it into police, Buster said.

• A pair of sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of a garage at the 1000 block of McKinley Lane in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9:15 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 9 o’clock last night after someone rummaged through an unlocked vehicle and stole two bicycles from a residence on the 3200 block of McKinley Lane in Centralia.

• A CD player and other items were missing from a vehicle parked at the 100 block of Railroad Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called about 1:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Grandview Avenue about a car prowl. A window was broken and a driver’s license and an ATM card were missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BOAT STOLEN FROM LAKE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a flat bottomed fiberglass boat was stolen from where it was moored at Mayfield Lake Park on the 100 block of Beach Road west of Mossyrock on Saturday. It was camo and black in color, according to the sheriff’s office.

HEAD STUCK IN WINDOW

• Firefighters were called to Diamond Street in Centralia where a 2-year-old boy had gotten his head stuck in a vehicle’s window after he hit power window button. By the time responders arrived, the window was down, Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Erik Olson said. “He was uninjured, but pretty rattled, I’m sure,” Olson said. It happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Olson.

OTHER STUFF

• Plus the usual assorted responses to barking dogs, other misdemeanor thefts, vandalism, misdemeanor domestic violence assaults, driving under the influence and warrant arrests.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Updated at 12:56 p.m.

POLICE: THREE ARRESTED WHEN CENTRALIA DRUG HOUSE SEARCHED

• Centralia police arrested three people yesterday afternoon at a residence on the 1000 block of Yakima Street following a month-long drug investigation. Police Sgt. Carl Buster said when detectives searched the home they found an unspecified amount of drugs. Arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for delivery of drugs were Fred Isaacson and Arthur Haller-Heilman, Buster said. The woman whose house it was, Kathy G. Challender, was arrested for maintaining a building for controlled substance purposes, according to Buster. The case involved methamphetamine, heroin and undercover purchases, according to police.

EMERGENCY LANDING IN HAYFIELD

• A small plane that lost power to its engine landed in a hayfield just south of Toledo airport yesterday afternoon, with no injury to the pilot and no damage to his Cessna 152, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the 29-year-old pilot from Hillsboro, Ore., glided to the ground, landing in the area of the 5400 block of Jackson Highway shortly before 2:45 p.m.

TWO ARRESTED FOR STOLEN SUV

• A teenager who apparently escaped detection by a police dog looking for her overnight was spotted by an officer and arrested about 6 o’clock this morning in Chehalis. Ashley L. Earhardt, 18, was found in the area of Cascade Avenue and Southwest 11th Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She said she had been hiding in a bush when the dog and officer walked by her earlier, Officer Linda Bailey said. It began about 2:45 a.m. when a Chehalis officer observed a Ford Explorer covered in graffiti parked at Safeway on South Market Boulevard and learned the vehicle was stolen out of Port Angeles, according to Bailey. The occupants were ordered out at gunpoint, but Earhardt fled, according to Bailey. The other occupant, Nathan Terry, 23, was arrested and booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, according to police. Earhardt was booked for the same offense this morning,  Bailey said. Both are from Port Angeles.

MAN HIT IN HEAD WITH RATCHET

• An 18-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested last night after allegedly beating another 18-year-old with a ratchet. Chehalis police called just before 8 p.m. were told the male victim was struck in the side of the face and on the forearm while at Ryan A. Emery’s home on the 500 block of Southwest William Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim went to the hospital, Officer Linda Bailey said. The incident was sparked by name calling, according to Bailey. Emery was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to police.

DUI ARRESTEE “ESCAPES” INSIDE JAIL

• A 36-year-old woman arrested for driving under the influence late yesterday afternoon in Fort Borst Park in Centralia found herself in more trouble after she reportedly slipped out of handcuffs while waiting to be booked at the jail and stepped into an elevator there. A staff member quickly locked the elevator and Janelle L. Butterfield was additionally booked for third-degree escape, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The handcuffs had been chained to a bench. The Port Hadlock woman said she was “only kidding around,” authorities said. She had allegedly backed over two wood posts at the park.

MAN WITH STICK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office was called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday to Onalaska where a man reported a stranger walked onto his property, waving his arms and threatened to kill him. When the suspect picked up a two-foot long stick, the 51-year-old man went inside his house, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies discovered George A. Dillon, 44, of Des Moines, has walked to Brenda’s Market where he left his stick before returning to the property on the 1700 block of state Route 508. He was found in a camper there, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown, mumbling incoherently about hippos and peanut butter sandwiches. Brown said it is unknown why Dillon was in Onalaska, where he was staying or who he was with. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment. Dillon, however, is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 4:25 p.m. yesterday from the 1000 block of B Street about stolen jewelry.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a black Jeep Liberty was stolen from the 700 block of Winlock-Vader Road sometime between Friday and Monday. It had been left unlocked, according to the sheriff’s office. It has a license plate reading 464 WBD.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said they got a call last night that someone broke into a home on the 100 block of Galaxy Road in Chehalis on Monday sometime after 8:30 a.m. and left with a Playstation and $35 cash. A deputy subsequently concluded it was the victim’s ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Tyler Geist, according to the sheriff’s office. Geist was already in jail, having been arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly fleeing Wal-Mart with a pair of Dr. Scholes shoe inserts he shoplifted. He was re-booked with an additional offense of second-degree burglary, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 2:45 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Spring Lane in Centralia about testing equipment stolen from a cable van.

• Centralia police were called about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of North Gold Street when an individual observed somebody inside their truck parked in the front yard of a residence. Arriving officers found a 47-year-old Seattle man sitting in the driver’s seat and arrested him for vehicle prowl as well as trespass, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police think he was trying to steal a pair of boots. David W. M. Humbalt was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report of graffiti on a business on the 800 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday morning.

• Chehalis police took a report about 8 o’clock yesterday morning of a blue Swastika painted on the backdoor of Napa Auto parts on South Market Boulevard.

PUDDLE OF BLOOD

• Chehalis police were called about 7 o’clock this morning after a business owner found small pools of blood and droplets on the patio sidewalk outside his business. An officer went to the location on the 100 block of Northeast School Street and could not determine what occurred, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A check indicated there had been no 911 calls in the area, Officer Linda Bailey said.

WRECK

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man was hospitalized after his motorcycle took out several mailboxes at a sharp curve on the 300 block of Coal Creek Road in Chehalis and then both bike and rider came to rest in a ditch on the opposite side of the road yesterday afternoon. A deputy who arrived to the area about 1 p.m. were told the Honda 1100′s foot peg had touched the ground, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The man had a possible back injury, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

GO, GO, GO!

• Chehalis police chased down a group of individuals who fled after one of them allegedly fought with security personnel trying to hold on to the Dr. Scholes shoe inserts he shoplifted from Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon. It happened about 2:40 p.m. when the suspect hopped into a vehicle and they all began shouting, “Go, go, go,” according to police Sgt. Gwen Carrell. The female driver headed to the Twin City Town Center where she parked and all four bodies scattered to the wind, Carrell said. Carrell said she believed one woman was caught running towards K-Mart, another over on Louisiana Avenue and Tyler Geist, 26, of Centralia, was found behind the building. Geist was arrested and booked for second-degree robbery, Carrell said; robbery instead of misdemeanor theft because he struggled with a store employee. Rosa M. Sanchez-Anderson, 21, of Chehalis was arrested for a warrant plus obstruction and Desiree Prue, 30, of Centralia, was arrested for a warrant, according to police. It happened at shift change, so there were twice as many officers as usual out and about, according to Carrell.

UNSAVORY FRIENDS?

• Chehalis police were called to a residence on Southwest Pacific Avenue late Saturday afternoon where a woman reported her laptop computer and money were missing. The victim said other items had disappeared as well, such as five silver rings as well as a white gold ring with a purple stone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “She doesn’t know if it’s the company she keeps or someone is breaking in,” police Sgt. Gwen Carrell said.

BURGLED IN WINLOCK

• A deputy took a report last night of a burglary at the 800 block of King Road in Winlock. Two metal detectors with headsets and a camera tri-pod went missing from just inside a sliding glass door sometime between Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

PAIN MED THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 1000 block of Centralia Avenue on Sunday about Oxycontin pills stolen from an individual.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report of unauthorized charges to an individual’s credit card on Sunday afternoon from a person at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road.

YOU CAN RUN, BUT SO CAN LOBO

• Police responding to a night time call about a prowler seen on a roof in the area of St. Joseph Church in Chehalis early yesterday morning subsequently caught up to a 29-year-old Centralia man wanted on an outstanding warrant. It happened just after 1 a.m. around Southwest Cascade Avenue. Russell E. Charnell reportedly ran from Centralia Officer Ruben Ramirez but was apprehended by Ramirez’s K-9 partner Lobo as he tried to jump a fence into someone’s yard, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME …

• A business on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia called police about 11 p.m. last night following the discovery it had accepted a phony $20 bill from a female customer whose first name is known to them.

PARK PRANKS

• Police took a report of vandalism at the skate park on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning. Several signs were pulled up, bushes damaged and graffiti left there, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR GONE

• Centralia police took a report of a blue Honda missing from the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia at about 4:30 a.m. yesterday.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Two power drills were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Southwest 20th Street in Chehalis sometime between Saturday night and Sunday, according to police.

READY-TO-GO CAMPING KIT

• Police were called just before 10 a.m. on Saturday to the Best Western motel on Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis where a bunch of camping gear was stolen from the the back of a canopied truck. A window was broken, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Among the missing items were a Coleman stove, an orange backpack with clothing in it, two Marmot sleeping bags and an REI orange and white dome tent, according to police.

CAR PROWL CENTRAL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said today people should just not leave their cars parked around the 200 block of Highway 603 near the Rails to Trails trailhead. It’s an area that car prowlers target, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. A deputy was called last night by a man who said broke a window out of his Hyundai while his son was winning there. Missing is a cell phone, a key and a iPod with charger, Brown said.

THREAT TO KILL AND OVERDOSE

• Centralia police spent more than a half hour yesterday morning trying to talk a barricaded subject out of his bedroom on the 600 block of South Rock Street. The 44-year-old man had allegedly attempted to kill his brother with a knife, and also taken an overdose of pain medication, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Carl Buster said the brother had locked himself in a bathroom and escaped out the window. An officer was able to get in his room to talk further, and the man was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to police. Police are referring the case to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office for a possible charge of first-degree assault.

BURNING BUG, SUV

• A Dodge Dakota SUV and an older VW bug burnt up yesterday morning inside the fenced property at Prairie Storage on the 100 block of Washington Way in Centralia. Riverside Fire Authority called about 9:50 a.m. found one vehicle fully involved in flames spreading to the second vehicle, according to Fire Chief Jim Walkowski. It was a challenge to put out because the fire was behind a locked security fence, according to Walkowski. The cause is under investigation but not suspicious, Walkowski said.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated and corrected to reflect that Centralia resident Tyler Geist, who was arrested after a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart is 26 years old, not 27 as Chehalis police erroneously reported.

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Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012

FIREWORKS GO OFF INSIDE VEHICLE

• Centralia police say a juvenile was arrested yesterday afternoon after he allegedly lit a bottle rocket and tossed it into the backseat of a vehicle in connection with an address on the 100 block of East Bridge Street.

HIT AND RUN TO GAS PUMP

• Centralia police were contacted just before 11 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle that struck a gas pump and then left at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. Riverside Fire Authority said it caused a small leak.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 11:20 p.m. yesterday that foreign currency was stolen from a residence on the 1400 block of View Avenue. Missing are about 70 Euro and 60 “Kroation” dollars, as well as several watches, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police reported this morning that several “swards” were stolen from a residence on the 400 block of South Silver Street while the owner was out.

• Tools were stolen from a shop on the 2500 block of Howard Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police Friday afternoon.

• Four individuals were arrested for occupying an unfit building after police found them at the 700 block of West Main Street in Centralia on Friday evening. Among them: Shannon R. West, 29, of Ethel; Briana L. Corrothers, 22, of Centralia and Darcie N. Negrete, 20, of Centralia. Ruslan Y. Bezhenar, 33, of Centralia, was also arrested and booked for felony harassment and intimidating a public servant, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were caught after a witness spotted an individual climbing a water drain to get inside the building, according to police.

CENTRALIA MAN PICKED UP FOR IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES

• Centralia police said a 22-year-old Centralia resident was arrested about 7:40 a.m. yesterday at state Route 507 and Big Hanaford Road for an “immigration hold.” Cesar Galvin-Venegas was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, July 13th, 2012

Updated

KIDS LOCK SELVES IN BEDROOM DURING BREAK-IN

• Deputies were called to a home south of Adna yesterday when someone broke into a house where three children were home alone. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said a 13-year-old boy babysitting his two younger siblings led the children into a bedroom, locked the door and called his mother who phoned 911 about 12:35 p.m. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the children had seen a red van and a man in the driveway and then heard banging and slamming on the door. Their dog was barking, the teen heard footsteps inside the house, Brown said. It was on the 200 block of Penning Road. They never actually encountered each other and for whatever reason, the intruder left, according to Brown. An arriving deputy stopped a red van on the 100 block of Penning Road and found a woman with a crowbar, according to the sheriff’s office. The house was cleared and the children found safe and unharmed. A dog track was conducted, but no one else was located. A door to the home had been forced open and nothing initially appeared to be missing, according to Brown. Deputies suspect it may be the same red van seen at a home burglary on the 200 block of Brockway Road in Adna earlier this week, she said. Darlene J. Lockard, 50, of Olympia, was arrested for attempted residential burglary, as well as possession of methamphetamine and a pipe, according to the sheriff’s office. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

RV PARK RESIDENT: WOKE UP TO MAN SITTING ON BED

• Deputies and troopers responded about 8:15 p.m. yesterday to the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Silver Creek to reports of a man carrying a large knife walking through an RV park, making threats and claiming hundreds of people were after him. Clarence R. Coleman, 60, of Silver Creek, was taken into custody, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. One couple said they had awoken that morning and found Coleman sitting on their bed mumbling about people trying to get him, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Coleman was arrested for brandishing a weapon and first-degree trespass and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. He denied entering anyone’s trailer, Brown said.

UNCOOPERATIVE MAN WITH KNIFE

• Centralia police called to an address on the 1300 block of Logan Street last night about an individual banging on doors and trying to get in found a man outside with a cut on his arm and the bloody tip of a knife sticking out of his pocket, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Stacy Denham said they ended up using their Taser on him because he wouldn’t obey officers who tried to detain him. Denham said he didn’t know if the people inside knew Hever Rodan Escalante or not. The 26-year-old Escalante, who must have only cut himself, was arrested and booked for obstructing a public servant, according to Denham.

ONLINE TRICKSTER TAKES ONALASKA RESIDENT FOR OVER $2,000

• A 27-year-old Onalaska man was ripped off in a classic scam in which a buyer he met online claimed he accidentally paid with a check written for too much money and asked the seller to wire him the difference. Of course the check turns out to be bad. A deputy contacted the victim on Wednesday who said he’d sold a motor for $500 through Craigslist and the purchaser sent him a check for $2,800, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The buyer then told him his secretary mistakenly filled in the wrong amount, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim said his account showed the check cleared on July 7 and the following day he wired the difference to Kentucky, to the man who called himself Steven Mack, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. On Wednesday however, the victim learned the check had been written on a closed account, Brown said. The engine, however, never got shipped to the buyer.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT

• Police were called just before 3 o’clock this morning to the 100 block of Cedar Street in Centralia where a 40-year-old man allegedly choked his girlfriend during an altercation. Michael Watkins, 40, of Centralia was arrested for second-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MOTORIST PROPOSITIONS PANHANDLER

• Police were called about 11:35 a.m. yesterday to the off ramp at Interstate 5 and Harrision Avenue in Centralia when a man held out a dollar to a woman there asking for money, propositioned her and was exposing himself, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN VEHICLE FOUND

• A truck reported stolen in Thurston County a week ago was found yesterday parked and unoccupied at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

DRUGS

• Two individuals were arrested about 11 a.m. yesterday at a motel on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis, one for warrants and both for drugs, according to police. Centralia police say Kari N. Driver, 24, of Chehalis was arrested for possession of heroin and Ryan L. Lester, 32, of Rochester, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and multiple warrants.

GAS CAN DRAGGED BENEATH CAR

• A woman traveling down Interstate 5 through Chehalis yesterday afternoon ran over a gas can laying on the road which was left wedged in the undercarriage of her car, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Firefighters stood by where she pulled over near milepost 75, and a tow truck lifted the vehicle, Firefighter Mike Goodwillie said. His partner used a tool to retrieve the can which Goodwillie was told had been full when she hit it, but lost its contents as it was dragged.

GRASS FIRE

• A spark from a golf cart being driven by kids ignited a grass fire on the 3000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday. Firefighters called about 4 p.m. found the dad using a garden hose, according to Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Ken Colombo. It spread to about 50 feet by 100 feet and was extinguished by the fire department, Colombo said. The long grass has been cut but the died clippings still lay on the ground, according to the fire captain.

CAR VERSUS BIKE

• Police and aid were called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to an incident in Centralia where the license plate on a car pulling out of an alley slashed the ankle of a woman passing on a bicycle. It happened near West Main Street and Tower Avenue. The 22-year-old was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The driver was not cited, police noted.

TWO HOSPITALIZED AFTER OFF-ROAD ACCIDENT

• A 47-year-old man was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a punctured lung after a dune buggy type vehicle wrecked in Randle last night. The driver was taken to Morton General Hospital with multiple bruises, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called about 9:30 p.m. to a hay field off the 1000 block of Cline Road learned the Polaris ORV rolled onto its side after striking a pothole. The passenger, James E. Townsend, 47, of North bend, was ejected, according to the state patrol. The driver was Dean A. Roberts, 50, of Mount Vernon.

FIRE BREAKS OUT, BURNS OUT IN BOISTFORT HOME

• The cause of a fire that consumed an entire room in a Boistfort area home is under investigation. A resident of the 400 block of Moon Hill Road arrived home, opened the door to the single-wide mobile home and saw smoke, according to Lewis County Fire District 13. He closed the door and called 911, Fire Chief Gregg Peterson said. When the fire department arrived, however, while the room used for storage was charred, it had burned itself out, he said. It happened on Wednesday evening while the residents were away for a few hours. Peterson said smoke caused damage through the rest of the home.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Updated

FOOT PURSUIT PLUS DOG CATCH WANTED GUY

• Centralia police and K-9 Kayo were looking for a wanted subject around 11 p.m. last night in the area of the 300 block of North Gold Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say Galen R. Whitmore, 20, of Centralia, fled from officers and jumped several fences before Kayo caught him with his teeth. Whitmore was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to police. The jail roster indicates he was wanted by the state Department of Corrections and also for failing to appear in court related to third-degree driving with a suspended license.

INTRUDER STEALS FROM ADNA AREA HOME

• Deputies are looking for a newer red mini van seen at a home burglary on the 200 block of Brockway Road west of Chehalis yesterday between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The 68-year-old resident arrived home just before 4 p.m. and found a side door kicked in and found indications someone had rifled through a bedroom, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The dollar loss is as yet unknown, but someone went through documents and jewelry boxes, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

REFRIGERATOR MISSING

• Centralia police say an unknown person stole a refrigerator from a rummage sale on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue. The responding officer noted it is a brown Frigidaire brand.

TOOLS TAKEN

• Police were called just after 8 a.m. yesterday when a Chehalis man woke up to find his garage door open on the 100 block of Northeast Terrace Road. Sometime after 10 o’clock the night before someone went inside and stole a tool box with various tools including four trays of bright orange Craftsman sockets, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SUSPICIOUS CHECK LEADS TO STOLEN WALLET

• Chehalis police said today a search of a car impounded last week turned up a wallet belonging to a 47-year-old Tumwater woman who recalled getting bumped by a man while she shopped at Staples in Chehalis. The incident led police to refer the case involving Korey E. Cleveland, 43, of Tenino, for a charge of second-degree possession of stolen property, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. Cleveland was detained last Thursday after leaving a saw shop on State Avenue in Chehalis, when employees became suspicious a check he was attempting to use to buy about $1,000 of goods might be stolen, according to Chehalis police. Because a shotgun was found when he was pulled over and he is not allowed to possess firearms, he was arrested and jailed and his vehicle was impounded, Carrell said. The Thurston County resident to whom the check belonged declined to pursue any charges, Carrell said.

FRAUD

• A 38-year-old Toledo area woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report someone in the Washington DC area used her bank card information on Friday to make an online purchase of $133 from the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police took a report late yesterday afternoon about stolen checks and subsequent forgeries from the 1600 block of Pike Street. They are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called just after 5:15 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. Just a half hour earlier, the same officer took another report of a prowl in the same area, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:25 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 300 block of Northeast Adams Avenue. Taken were sunglasses, keys and some money, according to police. The victim said a neighbor’s vehicle had been prowled as well, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called to a repeat tire slashing yesterday afternoon at the 600 block of E Street in Centralia.

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Southwest Eighth Street in Chehalis when a resident found the rear passenger window to his truck broken. It seemed a beer bottle had been thrown at it, possibly from the alley nearby where arguing had been heard, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Updated at 5:10 p.m.

BUSINESS BURGLARS

• Two mornings in a row, Centralia police have responded to burglaries at businesses in which cash was stolen. An officer checking out an alarm about 3:10 a.m. today at the 2300 block of North Pearl Street found the building had been broken into. Yesterday morning about 8:30, an officer was called to a business on the 200 block of South Pearl Street for a burglary as well, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAN BITES GIRLFRIEND

• Police were called just before 7 o’clock yesterday morning to the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia where a female said her 21-year-old boyfriend bit her in the shoulder. An officer was told it happened during an argument about him not wanting to get up with the baby, according to Centralia police. He left before police arrived, police said.

OUT OF CONTROL AT GREEN HILL

• A 16-year-old student at Green Hill School for boys is in trouble after he allegedly kicked, punched and spit at six staff members who were trying to place him in solitary on Sunday afternoon, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case will be referred for possible charges of third-degree assault, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said.

FRAUD

• A 43-year-old Lincoln Creek area resident called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report she discovered her bank debit card was compromised online. An unknown individual somehow used her card to make a purchase from a business in Maine, totaling $378.06, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HOME BURGLARY

• Two rifles, an X-Box and hunting gear were missing after a burglary on the 200 block of Schoonover Road near Mossyrock, according to the lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was told it happened sometime between Wednesday and Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

GIRLS RACING

• Two women allegedly caught racing on South Pearl Street near Centralia College were cited after being contacted by an officer about 10:20 p.m. yesterday.

OOPS

• A 21-year-old Olympia man, Blake G. Moreland, was arrested for driving under the influence when he was spotted traveling the wrong direction on North National Avenue in Chehalis just after 1 o’clock on Sunday morning, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday.

VANDALISM

• Police were called just after 5 p.m. yesterday about tires slashed on the 1400 block of Logan Street in Centralia. An officer took a similar report a few hours earlier at the 400 block of North Oak Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to R.E. Bennett Elementary School where someone had spray painted a large swath of the backside of the building with graffiti. Similar graffiti was found on a business nearby on the 100 block of South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Sgt. Gwen Carrell said she could not decipher the gray-blue lettering.

EXPLODING MAIL BOX

• Somebody blew up a mail box on the 100 block of Cousins Road outside Chehalis causing grass and a tree to catch on fire, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. A deputy called early Sunday morning was told it occurred about 11 p.m. the night before, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

PLASTIC GUN PICKED UP BY POLICE

• Chehalis police were called when someone found a small black handgun on a garbage container outside the St. Helens Apartments on North Market Boulevard on Saturday morning. It turned out to be a toy and was taken into lost and found, according to Chehalis police.

WATER PLAY

• Chehalis police were called just before midnight on Saturday about individuals dancing in the fountain in front of the library downtown. It appeared they had put soap in it. No arrests were made.

GRASS FIRE

• The Chehalis Fire Department was called about 9 p.m. yesterday to a grass fire at Southwest Newaukum Avenue and Sylvenus Street. It was knocked down in about 10 minutes, according to Fire Capt. Casey Beck.

CELL PHONE TRACKING EASY TO DO

• KOMOnews.com went to an award ceremony in Chehalis yesterday to tell the story of a 5-year-old boy who two weeks ago called 911 to get help for his ailing father. The Centralia boy, Quincy Hall, didn’t know his address but did know how to call for help. Read how dispatchers quickly found his location using tracking information from the cell phone the child used. See their video here

• The Seattle Times published a story yesterday about how cell phone companies are responding to thousands of requests each day from police for customer’s locations, text messages and call details, frequently without warrants and not just in emergencies. Read more here

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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A Toyota Prius, of course, can't clear the underside of a flatbed trailer. / Courtesy photo

CAR SLAMS INTO SIDE OF FLATBED TRAILER ON SR 508

• A collision on the east side of the state Route 508 South Fork Newaukum Bridge early yesterday morning destroyed a Toyota Prius that slammed into the side of a trailer being pulled by a dump truck that was turning around on the highway. Aid called about 2:15 a.m. found the impact into the flatbed trailer sheered off much of the driver’s side of the car, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. The driver and his female passenger amazingly suffered only minor injuries, Fire Chief Mark Conner said. Conner said the truck driver realized he was over the weight limit for the bridge and was turning around. The speed limit is 55 mph there. The driver had an injury to his left leg, he said. They were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital. The bridge, about five miles east of Onalaska, was shut down about two weeks ago because of significant corrosion and was reopened with weight limits until it can be repaired.

JUST A LITTLE ROAD RASH ON US HIGHWAY 12

• Lewis County Fire District 3 was called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to a motorcycle wreck on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles west of Mossyrock. The motorcyclist hit a piece of wood in the roadway, laid his motorcycle down and narrowly missed striking a guardrail, according to Fire Chief Doug Fosburg. His motorcycle was destroyed but he was very lucky, the chief said. “He was able to walk away,” Fosburg said. “He was wearing all the proper safety gear, including a helmet.” The man, who was with a group of riders the chief thought was from Tacoma, declined aid, he said.

POLICE SEEK KNIFE WIELDING BOYFRIEND

• Police are looking for a 52-year-old man who fled his north Centralia home Friday night bleeding after his girlfriend struck him in the head with a  wine bottle. Police were told Gerardo R. Espinosa threatened his live-in girlfriend with a knife at the 1500 block of Windsor Avenue. The bottle to the head gave her time to call 911 but Espinosa left, according to the Centralia Police Department. A track was conducted with a police dog, but Espinosa’s scent was lost about a quarter of a mile away near a friend’s house, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Police think someone gave him a ride away, Denham said. The 45-year-old girlfriend was not injured, but he is wanted for first-degree assault, according to Denham.

VEHICLE STOLEN AND STRIPPED

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle that was stolen from a home and then subsequently found stripped in connection with an address on the 800 block of Long Road in Centralia.

THEFT

• Police were called yesterday morning about two Stihl chainsaws stolen about 10:30 a.m. from the 700 block of North Pearl Street.

• Police took a report about 12:15 a.m. today that a video camera was stolen from a business on the 800 block of B Street in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report from the 300 block of East Pine Street that someone got inside a vehicle and stole the title and an insurance card sometime between last Tuesday and Wednesday.

CHILD FALLS INTO CAMP FIRE

• A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after he fell into a campfire at Rainbow Falls State Park off state Route 6 west of Chehalis. Lewis County Fire District 11 Chief Michael Krafczyk said aid was called about 7:10 p.m. on Friday to the park. “He burned the palm of his hand and his knee but I don’t know the extent of his burns,” Krafczyk said, noting he did not personally respond to the call. The child was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, the chief said.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Updated at 5:08 p.m.

PE ELL GARAGE BURNS

• Firefighters in Pe Ell had to tear the entire tin roof from a large two-story garage yesterday to extinguish a fire that snuck up a wall into the roofline. Crews from Lewis County Fire Districts 11, 13 and 16 were called about 3:25 p.m. to the building on Pe Ell Avenue near the school, District 11 Chief Michael Krafczyk said. They saved all the contents, which were a little bit wet, Krafczyk said. It appeared to have begun on the exterior, but the cause is undetermined, according to the chief.

ANNOYING HITCHHIKER

• Chehalis police arrested a 25-year-old man last night who witnesses said was rolling around in the street on Chamber of Commerce Way. Officers called just before 11 p.m. were told he was also stopping cars and trying to get inside. Chief Deputy Randy Kaut said it appeared the individual just wanted a ride and his way of doing that was just really aggressive. Donald B. Lindberg, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked for disorderly conduct, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to an unoccupied building on Northeast Meridian Street where the owner said someone had been inside and stripped it of an estimated $30,000 worth of copper piping.

• A Mossyrock man called the sheriff’s office yesterday after someone used his PayPal online service to make a purchase that morning of more than $900. The 66-year-old victim was alerted by PayPal and subsequently was able to prevent the iPad from being shipped, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies have suspect information, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to a business on the 400 block of Union Street in Centralia about an overnight burglary. An unspecified amount of cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were unavailable.

• A pressure washer and battery-powered weed eater were among the items stolen from a covered area at the 2300 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A Lacey man who allegedly wheeled a shopping cart with two vacuum cleaners out of Wal-Mart without paying fled on foot when an employee tried to stop him yesterday afternoon. Police called about 5:45 p.m. to the retailer on Louisiana Avenue subsequently found Daniel P. Jacobson, 30, and arrested him for third-degree theft, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The cart was ditched before he ran, according to Deputy Chief Randy Kaut. Jacobson was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Kaut said vacuum cleaners continue to be a hot item for shoplifters, perhaps because they are a high-priced product that can be resold or returned at another location.

• A deputy took a report last night that sometime during the past week someone stole a sign from the end of the driveway at the 600 block of Cannon Road in Packwood. The wood sign painted with white lettering reads “Moon Mountain Lodging,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested overnight for vehicle prowl after he allegedly removed a fire extinguisher from a large military vehicle that was on a rail car in north Centralia. A officer contacted Matthew T. Owen about 1:50 a.m. on North Delaware Avenue and Fulton Street, according to police. He and a companion, Joshua D. Clark, 22, Centralia, were both also arrested for trespass, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were then released.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about what looks like gang graffiti spray painted on the side of downtown building that houses the office of criminal defense attorney Bob Schroeter. Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said it appeared someone climbed on a roof to leave their mark up high and visible on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard, but didn’t seem to be targeting anyone specifically.

• Two tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made about 1:40 a.m. today.

WRECKS

• A 2001 International fire truck sustained major damage when a driver-in-training failed to negotiate a curve, lost control and rolled it yesterday afternoon south of Ethel. The crew of three from the state Department of Natural Resources were unhurt, but taken to Morton General Hospital for evaluation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 4 p.m. on the 1300 block of Spencer Road, near the fish hatchery, according to responders. Lewis County Fire District 8 Chief Duran McDaniel said the truck was on its top in the ditch but its occupants were out when he arrived. Sheriff’s Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it appeared the 18-year-old driver missed a gear, causing excessive speed. He was cited for “wheels off the roadway,” she said. The three are from Morton.

• Two drivers escaped serious injuries when their semi-trucks collided overnight on Interstate 5 just south of Vader in Cowlitz County. One of them, a 2007 International truck and trailer, was totaled when the driver dozed off and he ran into the back of a 2006 Mack truck hauling two trailers, according to the Washington State Patrol. They were both southbound about 2:30 a.m. when it happened, the state patrol reported. Harry Minges, 63, of Des Moines suffered leg injuries but declined aid, according to the investigating trooper. He was to be cited for second-degree negligent driving. The other truck was able to be driven from the scene.

• Centralia police say they were called about 12:25 p.m. yesterday when a vehicle ran into a building on the 1200 block of Lum Road and then left. Further details were unavailable.

• Police and aid were called about 9:50 a.m. yesterday when a van drove through a yard and came to rest at the front door of a house on South Gold and East Chestnut streets. The driver reportedly nearly struck an off duty police officer’s vehicle as well, according to Centralia police. Mitchell W. Sinclair, 43, of Chehalis, declined aid and was booked for driving on a suspended license and several outstanding warrants, according to authorities.

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Van travels through fence and up to front door in Centralia. / Courtesy photo

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

POLICE: CENTRALIA MAN TRIES TO FIGHT POLICE

• A 24-year-old man was arrested in Centralia overnight when he recovered from getting Tased and took a swing at a police officer. Police were called about 12:08 a.m. to the 1900 block of Ahlers Avenue about a possible dispute and contacted the man who was quite agitated, Officer Wayne Compton said. Twice the man took up a boxing-type stance and finally an officer used a Taser gun on him, Compton said. The officer ducked the punch and was not injured, according to Compton. Brandon M.J. Blarton was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS STOLEN FROM SILVER CREEK HOME

• Almost $400 worth of prescription drugs were reported stolen from a Silver Creek residence on Tuesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called to the home on the 600 block of state Route 122 were told the missing medications included oxycodone, Oxycontin, morphine, Vicodin, lorazepam and diazepam, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. A 29-year-old Onalaska resident was subsequently arrested for burglary, Brown said. Autumn L. Creech was  booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THREAT WITH GUN

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. on Tuesday by an 18-year-old Centralia man who said was he was driving on the 400 block of West Summa Street, a male in a red Ford Expedition pulled up near him and pointed a pistol at him. The victim fled to Chehalis before calling police, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer Wayne Compton said the victim thought he recognized the individual, but then decided wasn’t sure of that.

ASSAULT AT GREEN HILL SCHOOL FOR BOYS

• A 16-year-old Green Hill resident is in trouble with a possible charge of second-degree assault after he allegedly struck another inmate in the head – knocking him out briefly – and then stomped on his head while he was on the ground. Police were called to the state juvenile detention center in Chehalis just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday to investigate. Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said the 15-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with a possible concussion and a dislocated shoulder.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 36-year-old Centralia man for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop about 12:35 p.m. yesterday at Seward Avenue and East Carson Street. Officer Wayne Compton said a passenger, Karrie D. Delafield, 22, of Centralia, was arrested at the same for possession of methamphetamine when a pipe with residue was found. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Delafield will be released without charges pending further investigation.

• Genevieve J.M. Purser, 29, of Centralia, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. yesterday at South Washington Avenue and West Cherry Street in Centralia because she was wanted by the Chehalis police for a previous drug violation, according to police When she was searched, a pipe with suspected methamphetamine reside was found, Officer Wayne Compton said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called yesterday just before 3 p.m. to slashed tires on a vehicle at the 1100 block of North Tower Avenue and then again on the 900 block of Marion Street. At about 5:40 a.m., an officer took a report at the 300 block of South Diamond Street that someone smashed out the rear window of a vehicle with a brick.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about who it was that slashed a Glenoma man’s truck tire and left an ominous note stating, “Your truck won’t be this pretty next time.” The 66-year-old man called the sheriff’s office late Tuesday night and said he’d parked his truck off the 200 block of Anderson Road in Glenoma when he went for a walk up a logging road, and returned to find the note, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Johnson Road in Centralia to a complaint kids were throwing eggs at a residence. Just before 9 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly throwing eggs at a parked car in the same area, causing damage, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIREWORKS IN PORTABLE TOILET

• An apparent fireworks explosion damaged a portable bathroom at the Seminary Hill Nature Park on the 600 block of East Locust Avenue in Centralia. Officers called just before midnight on Tuesday have suspect “leads,” according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIREWORKS OUT CAR WINDOW

• Firefighters in Winlock were called to two small grass fires about 3:30 p.m. yesterday, the first at the 700 block of North Military Road and the second about a mile away on the 300 block of Sargent Road. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy learned three teenage boys had thrown lit fireworks from a vehicle and then stopped on Sargent Road to light off some more. The case, involving an 18-year-old and two 17-year-old Winlock residents was referred to the prosecutors office for possible charges, in part because the youths said they were fireworks purchased from the Chehalis Reservation and not legal to discharge in the area, according to the sheriff’s office.

FIREWORKS IN TREE

• Centralia firefighters were called just before 10 p.m. yesterday when a lit lantern-type firework floated into a tree on the 900 block of L Street. It more or less burned itself out but they put water on it, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

NUMEROUS ASSAULT CHARGES POSSIBLE FOR CENTRALIA MAN WHO ALLEGED INJURED TROOPER

• A 23-year-old Centralia man is set to go before a judge this afternoon on a possible charge of third-degree assault for allegedly giving a trooper a black eye and breaking his nose in Chehalis on Tuesday evening. The trooper contacted Don K. Gonzales who was walking up the southbound Interstate 5 off ramp at Main Street carrying two sticks just before 6:30 p.m., according to Chehalis police. At some point Gonzales apparently tried to open up a pocket knife, and Trooper Rob Moore may have attempted to use his Taser gun, according to authorities. Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said Gonzales threw the lug nut at Moore’s face and a fight ensued. Passing motorists, including a Centralia police detective, jumped in and restrained Gonzales, according to Kaut. Gonzales was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault, according to police. The department will also suggest two misdemeanor assault charges for Gonzales related to the pair of men who helped – a 24-year-old from Chehalis and a 25-year-old from Napavine, Kaut said. A suspected marijuana pipe was found in the suspect’s pocket, according to Kaut. The deputy chief said he did not know why Gonzales was walking on the freeway. Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Ryan Tanner said this morning Trooper Moore is currently off work and resting at home.

RAFTERS STUCK ON COWLITZ RIVER IN PACKWOOD

• Deputies assisted a Colorado man and four children yesterday evening who were stranded on an island in the Cowlitz River off Alderwood Drive in Packwood with a raft. The 43-year-old man and the kids – ages 6 to 12 – had been rafting and were unable to cross back because of the swift current, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers arriving shortly after 5:15 p.m. were able to raft the group down river and out of the water, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Brown did not say how long the rafters had been stranded, but thought someone who lives nearby may have made the call for help sometime before 4 o’clock.

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

ASSAULT WITH LITTLE BAT

• A 21-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree assault last night after allegedly striking an individual in the face with a miniature wooden bat. Police called about 9:20 p.m. to the 100 block of South Pleasant Avenue in Centralia booked Mele L. McCollum into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SCARY TRESPASSER

• Deputies were called yesterday to a home on the 100 block of Talbott Road in Salkum after an individual walked up, opened the door and went inside inside the home saying he was looking for his friend and his quad. The friend no longer lived there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He reportedly brushed past a 25-year-old resident outside who said it was especially frightening because her five children were inside, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies subsequently found Timothy R. Foltz of Chehalis and arrested him for possession of methamphetamine as well as referred the case for a charge of first-degree trespass, Brown said.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for seven counts of indecent exposure after an investigation into incidents that reportedly took place over the previous several weeks at the 300 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia. Russell L. Bogart was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said two different women in the neighborhood said he had exposed himself to them.

THEFT OF CASH

• An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia overnight, according to a report made to police about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

THEFT OF ‘METAL’

• A 35-year-old Winlock man was arrested yesterday after he was allegedly observed leaving the 1300 block of Ferrier Road in Winlock with someone else’s “metal” in the back of his vehicle. Joseph L. Hines was arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AUTO THEFT

• A red 1984 Ford Ranger pickup was stolen from Johnson and Industrial roads in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:35 a.m. yesterday. It has a license plate reading B28908C, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PRESCRIPTION MEDS MISSING

• Centralia police were called to a home on the 1200 block of Alder Street yesterday afternoon where an individual said medication went missing after he let a friend use his bathroom.

BOAT STOLEN

• Police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to the 400 block of Lakeshore Drive in centralia about a boat stolen from the lakefront property. Inside the green 13-foot boat were two wooden oars, life vests and some fishing gear, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 39-year-old Winlock man tossed from his motorcycle and over a gate yesterday was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with a shoulder injury. A deputy arriving to the scene about 6:15 p.m. learned the motorcyclist was coming down Monroe Road when he had some kind of mechanical problem, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The injured man was cited for going too fast, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A Chevrolet Camaro was totaled and its passenger taken to the hospital after a 17-year-old driver swerved to miss a deer at Rogers Road outside Chehalis early this morning. A deputy arriving about 2:15 a.m. learned the car left the roadway near the railroad tracks. The 30-year-old passenger, who was not wearing  seatbelt, hit the windshield, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was driving with an instruction permit; she was the registered owner, according to the sheriff’s office. She was ticketed for failure to wear a seatbelt, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012

PROWLER INTERCEPTED OUTSIDE CENTRALIA HOME

• Police were called about 4:30 a.m. today to the 200 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia where a resident heard what sounded like someone trying the door knobs and saw somebody using a lighter and attempting to look in the windows of a home. A 44-year-old Centralia man who reportedly previously had come to the home in the middle of the night when the woman’s husband was away was arrested, according to police. Pablo Abrego was booked for stalking and trespass, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DEPUTY HIT IN ARM, MAN ARRESTED

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested for third-degree assault after he allegedly hit a deputy in the arm during a call about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to Oakview Avenue in Centralia. Jeremiah R. Johnson called 911 saying he had been hit in the head with a cell phone although no evidence was found that had occurred, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson reportedly was argumentative with the deputy leading to the alleged assault, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BOATING SEASON

• Centralia police were called just before 5:30 a.m. today to the 1000 block of Freeman Avenue where someone broke into a shed and stole a boat motor.

• A Honda 10 horsepower motor and two batteries were reported stolen from the 400 block of Jorgensen Road near Onalaska on Saturday morning.

GARDENING SEASON

• Police were called about 6:40 a.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of East Plum Street in Centralia where someone broke into a shed and took two riding lawn mowers but abandoned them in a nearby field.

• A green push lawn mower and two barbeque grills were stolen from a garage on the 200 block of Hemlock Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday.

• A deputy was called Sunday to a landscaping business on the 1300 block of Reynolds Avenue where someone had attempted to steal a radiator from a front end loader overnight. They weren’t successful but caused an estimated $2,000 damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Garden lights were stolen in the night from the 200 block of South Buckner Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday morning by an individual who said he left his car parked downtown and his keys were either lost or stolen and all four tires were found flattened.

CENTRALIA DOG-NAPPED

• Centralia police took a report late Friday night that a two-month-old blue-nosed Pit Bull was stolen the day before from the 500 block of South King Street in Centralia.

NON ENGLISH SPEAKING CHEHALIS DOG ON THE RUN

• Chehalis police were called about 9:45 a.m. on Sunday by an individual who said they were looking for their mixed-breed white dog that got scared and took off in the area of the 900 block of Northwest Airport Road near the airport and golf course. Police were informed the canine is from Romania and doesn’t know English. No information was available on the outcome.

DRUGS

• A 53-year-old Centralia man was arrested around 5 o’clock this morning after a traffic stop on the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard for possession stolen property and methamphetamine, according to Centralia police. Richard A. Napier was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant following her contact with police about 11:30 p.m. yesterday at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia. Christina R. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested about the same time in the same place for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop. Robert M. Donyes was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia police. Police did not note if the pair were detained during the same incident.

• Centralia police arrested a 29-year-old Centralia man for possession of methamphetamine on Sunday evening at Harrison Avenue and Johnson Road, Russell E. Charnell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. A 20-year-old Centralia woman was arrested and booked at the same time in connection with multiple warrants, according to police.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning three people were taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday night at the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. No details were given about the nature of the collision or their injuries except the driver had neck pain but the 1984 Datsun pickup was described as totaled.

TENINO POLICE DEPARTMENT GETS NEW CHIEF

• The Olympian reports Tenino has a new police chief beginning today. Very recently retired Lt. John Hutchings of the Olympia Police Department takes over the south Thurston County police agency consisting of four officer and a clerk, according to news reporter Jeremy Pawloski. Read more here.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012

CAT SAVED, HOME LOST IN PE ELL FIRE

• A Pe Ell home was pretty much destroyed by an attic fire this morning, but after it was extinguished crews found a pet cat hiding on top of a kitchen cabinet. The cat was fine, Lewis County Fire District 11 Michael Krafczyk said. Crews called about 6:40 a.m. to South First Street across from the school found flames coming from the roof, Krafczyk said. They conducted an interior attack but a portion of the roof caved in and there was significant smoke and water damage to the contents, according to the chief. The man who lives there had already left for work, he said. Some 15 to 20 personnel responded from District 11, 13 and 16. “We got great help from the other districts,” Krafczyk said. “Everything went as best as it could. Nobody got hurt.” An investigator is on the scene looking for the cause.

THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday afternoon arrested a 34-year-old man for burglary and possession of methamphetamine in connection with an address on the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue. Jake A. Ruble, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail and officers are looking for his female companion, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police did not note what might have been stolen.

• A deputy was called yesterday about a burglary to a detached garage on the 200 block of Gore Road near Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the items missing were old baseboard heaters, metal shelves, cabinets, a small refrigerator and two air compressors, the sheriff’s office reported. It apparently occurred sometime in the previous two weeks, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.

• An individual arriving at an unoccupied home on the 900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis called police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday when she heard someone inside and then saw two males run out the front door. A backpack was found inside and a 33-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for burglary, according to police. The other individual wasn’t found, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. Richard S. Warren was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Carrell said.

• Centralia police were called about 5:25 p.m. yesterday to a report a male stole a bottle of alcohol from an unnamed business on an unspecified portion of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

“OUT OF SORTS”

• Chehalis police were called at least three times last night about a man who appeared he might jump from a freeway overpass and finally was reportedly doing cartwheels down the middle of Southwest Interstate Avenue. The first call came about 7:20 p.m. at the Main Street overpass, but the individual told police he was just waiting for someone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Later a caller noted him in the area of 13th Street and officers learned an employee at the AM / PM had asked him to leave. “He was acting really out of sorts,” Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. The 22-year-old was contacted about 11:25 p.m. after returning to the convenience store and arrested for trespass. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine about 9 p.m. yesterday at East Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Rodolfo Romo was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 27-year-old Winlock man was arrested last night after he was contacted trespassing on railroad tracks near the 1400 block of Ferrier Road in Winlock. During a search, a deputy found a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine and needles, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gabriel S. Huffman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to detective Sgt. Dusty Breen.

TRESPASS

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman found again in an uninhabitable residence on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday morning was arrested for trespassing, according to the Centralia Police Department. Amber Metcalf was given her citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK WITH LOG TRUCK

• A mother and two young children were hospitalized yesterday morning after their car pulled in front of a fully loaded log truck near Castle Rock. Aid and deputies called about 7:35 a.m.  Westside Highway at Magpie Drive found the family was taking their cat to the vet when it escaped its box causing a distraction, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon Strozyk was seat belted and her 6-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl were strapped in the car seats in the back, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver of the North Fork Timber log truck, Michael McNew, 49, of Toledo, was reportedly uninjured, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The log truck had been southbound on Westside Highway when Strozyk attempted to turn northbound from the side road, according to the sheriff’s office. The Strozyks were taken to St. John Medical Center in Longview, the sheriff’s office reported.

MAN KILLED BY TRAIN NEAR ELMA

• The (Aberdeen) Daily World reports a man laying on the tracks was killed yesterday morning by a train about two miles west of Elma towards Oakville. The newspaper writes he may have been transient as personal possessions and a bicycle were found nearby.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012

THEFT

• Police were called about 2:45 a.m. today to the intersection of South Washington Avenue and Centralia College Boulevard where a taxi driver said a pair of passengers tried to pay with a fake $100 bill. When the driver noted the counterfeit money, the two men ran off, according to the Centralia Police Department. The currency was actually an altered $5 bill, according to police.

• Officers were called about 4:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia where two teenage boys allegedly stole alcohol from a store. Centralia police noted in a summary nobody was arrested but also reported one 15-year-old was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, while the case involving the other 15-year-old was referred for a charge of theft as well as possession of alcohol by a minor.

• Centralia police took a report of misdemeanor theft of money from the 900 block of Johnson Road yesterday afternoon.

• A laptop computer was reported stolen from a business on the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis yesterday morning.

• Makeup and medication were reported missing a vehicle on the 100 block of McFadden Avenue in Chehalis yesterday.

FIREWORKS START FIRE

• Riverside Fire Authority said it was juveniles and fireworks that caused a fire that destroyed a vehicle Tuesday evening off the 400 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia.

WRECK

• One driver was hospitalized with a laceration to his forehead after a near head-on collision this morning on the 1300 block of Mellen Street in Centralia. Police called just before 7 a.m. reported that one vehicle turned in front of another and the ensuing collision pushed it into a third vehicle.

• A 32-year-old Chehalis man was among four people injured on a car versus truck collision yesterday on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Montesano, according to the Washington State Patrol. Brian A. Schweitzer was a passenger in a Ford 150 pickup that was running out of gas and slowly moving to the shoulder when it was rear ended by a passenger car shortly before 1 p.m., according to he state patrol. All were hospitalized but none of the injuries were life threatening, the state patrol reported.

CENTRALIA 5-YEAR-OLD APPLAUDED FOR CALLING 911

• A 5-year-old child will be honored by the Lewis County Board of Commissioners after making a 911 call summoning aid to Centralia on Sunday morning. The child used a cell phone and stated “Daddy is sick” but couldn’t provide an address, according to a news release from the Lewis County dispatch center. A call taker used satellite coordinates while the little one consoled the ill parent and responders found the location, according to the news release.