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Friday, January 4th, 2013

ROOMMATES’ SPAT TURNS VIOLENT

• A 59-year-old Morton woman is jailed after allegedly hitting her roommate in the head with a hammer during an argument yesterday. A deputy called abut 6 p.m. to the emergency room at Morton General Hospital spoke to the 52-year-old man who said she kicked him in the chest and also sprayed him in the face with an aerosol can of something from their kitchen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was released after being treated for minor cuts and bruises and a puncture wound on the back of his head, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Diana S. Stephens was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to Brown.

MYSTERY ASSAULT IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 11:50 p.m. yesterday to North Market Boulevard where an intoxicated man was injured. At first he said he was struck by a car but then he said he was jumped in the alley by three “gang bangers”, according to police. The 41-year-old man with identification that said he lived in Montana had a laceration on the bridge of his nose, according to the Chehalis Police Department. No assault suspects were located, according to police. The same individual had been asked about 20 minutes earlier to leave a downtown bar, according to police. His brother came and took the man home, police said.

BEDROOM BREAK-IN

• A 63-year-old woman called 911 last night after the discovery someone burglarized her home on the 600 block of Oakland Avenue in Centralia. Sometime since Dec. 16, someone broke a window and stole more than $1,000 worth of jewelry from her bedroom, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

POLICE: BORROWED TV SOLD

• Centralia police are investigating a complaint from an woman who said she loaned their television to a friend who then pawned it. The situation was reported yesterday from the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue.

FRAUD

• Police were called by an individual at the 500 block of Ash Street in Centralia yesterday regarding the theft of money from his bank account.

• Centralia police responded to a complaint from the 3000 block of Borst Avenue yesterday afternoon of attempted fraud. A 21-year-old woman said she was contacted by her credit card company regarding someone trying to apply for credit in her name six times in the previous two weeks, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRUCK VERUS COW

• A 60-year-old driver’s truck sustained major damage to its front end and engine when he struck a cow on the 200 block of Elk Creek Road west of Chehalis early yesterday morning. A deputy responding about 4 a.m. to the Doty area learned the Vader man saw a black cow on the shoulder and moved toward the center of the road where he struck a second black cow, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The animal had to be put down, according to the sheriff’ office. Its owner was informed a citation for animal at large would be forthcoming, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

VIOLENCE IN CENTRALIA

• Deputies were called to Centralia High School yesterday afternoon to arrest a 15-year-old boy who allegedly produced a knife and threatened to kill a 16-year-old boy during an altercation about a girlfriend. No injuries were reported and the teen was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention for first-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 23-year-old man was arrested for second-degree assault after allegedly threatening to strike an acquaintance with a baton yesterday. The approximately 4 p.m. incident connected with an address on Logan and Marion streets in Centralia ended with Brett A. Warness, a Centralia resident, getting booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOG TRACKS MAN WITH WARRANT

• Centralia police dispatched police dog Kayo late yesterday afternoon after a traffic stop in which the driver fled on foot in the area of the 100 block of West High Street. Kayo captured John L. Lybbert, 42, of Centralia, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

SUSPECTED SCAM

• Chehalis police were called to a bank on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard late yesterday afternoon when a 42-year-old woman was wanting to send ransom money in response to information a relative in Mexico had been kidnapped. The bank and an arriving officer persuaded her it appeared to be an attempted fraud, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PROWLERS

• The sheriff’s office was called about 8:45 a.m. yesterday after a caretaker of property on the 100 block of North Military Road in Winlock discovered a female hiding in a small outbuilding, who reportedly had been cutting wiring from the wall. The woman was not located but the caretaker recognized her, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect faces possible charges of second-degree burglary and malicious mischief, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• Deputies responded just after 2 a.m. today to the 300 block of Blanchard Road in Centralia when a resident spotted a prowler crouched between two vehicles in his carport. The subject, described as skinny and dressed in black, jumped up and ran away to the east, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 66-year-old resident had heard his driveway sensor “sound off” and thought it might be a deer, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police took a report of a car prowl just after 6 o’clock this morning at the 1500 block of View Avenue in Centralia. Missing were two Carhart vests and cash, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An estimated $1,500 worth of tools were taken from a vehicle on the 1000 block of North Pearl Street, according to a report taken by Centralia police yesterday morning.

MAIL THEFT

• Centralia police took a report from the 500 block of North Rock Street about 9:30 a.m. yesterday about rent checks getting stolen from a mailbox.

NEAR MISS

• Aid and deputies responded abut 1:40 p.m. yesterday when a vehicle veered off the road in north Centralia and came to rest on the bank of the Skookumchuck River near the 2300 block of Howard Avenue. The 57-year-old driver said she suffered an unspecified medical issue when her vehicle traveled through a fence and into some trees sustaining major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She declined to go to the hospital.

THURSTON COURT ASSISTANT PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MARIJUANA GROW

• The Olympian reports the attorney for the Thurston County Superior Court judicial assistant charged with manufacture of marijuana is investigating a possible defense regarding if the woman’s roommate who had a medical marijuana authorization was growing marijuana in the garage. Debbie Requa, 60, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Thurston County, according to news reporter Jeremy Pawloski.

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

KABOOM, GOES THE POTTY

• Three teenage boys were arrested after they got caught attempting to blow up a urinal at a public restroom on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia early on New Year’s Eve. Police think it was some sort of firework. The youngsters, ages 16 and 17, were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for malicious mischief; two of them also for having marijuana on them, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SNOW TROUBLES

• Centralia police were called on Monday afternoon about a windshield damaged when several children threw snowballs at a vehicle driving along the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue.

• Lewis County sheriff’s deputies spent several hours after Monday morning’s surprise snow fall responding to five single-vehicle collisions. All resulted in major vehicle damage, three were roll overs and one included a complaint of injury by an 80-year-old female passenger who hit her head, according to the sheriff’s office.

SWEET PEA DODGES TRAFFIC

• Police were called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday when two motorists stopped for a toddler who looked to be about 1-year-old crossing the street alone at South Market and First Street in Chehalis. An arriving officer found the parents there and learned someone had left a door open at the church, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• A deputy took a report of a break-in to a garage on the 5500 block of Jackson Highway near Toledo in which a 20-gallon propane tank, a propane torch attachment and other items were stolen. It was reported on Monday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BURGLARY VADER

• A deputy was called yesterday by a woman who said someone broke into her deceased father’s home on the 800 block of E Street in Vader. She could not tell if anything was missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MISSING VAN

• A blue Plymouth Voyager outfitted with a so-called ignition interlock device was reported stolen from the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about 12:20 a.m. yesterday. The vehicle vanished sometime during the previous two days, according to the Centralia Police Department. Interlocks are devices sometimes installed on the vehicles of those arrested for driving under the influence which require a clean breath sample before the vehicle will start.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 3:40 p.m. yesterday after a woman at the Midway Cinema at the Lewis County Mall discovered the passenger window on her vehicle shattered and her purse missing from inside. Also taken were two suitcases, according to police.

• Police took a report of a car prowl about 12:25 a.m. yesterday at the 1800 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Missing were a tool set, a iPod and GPS device, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A traffic stop about 5:15 p.m. yesterday led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Winlock man for possession of heroin. The deputy discovered Daniel T. Shawgo was driving with a suspended license and a search turned up three syringes, one of which was filled with a dark liquid when a vehicle was pulled over on Kerron Avenue in Winlock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Shawgo was booked into the Lewis County Jail as was his passenger who was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in court, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

NOT A KIDNAPPING

• Police went into extra emergency response after a 911 call in which a young girl observed a child hollering no, no, no and being put into a silver mini van in Vader. It happened just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday and it wasn’t long before an officer caught up with the van and determined the 5-year-old girl was with her own mother. Winlock Police Chief Terry Williams said the mom didn’t recall the yelling and the little girl said she didn’t want to put her gloves on. Williams thought the girl who reported it to her parent did a pretty good job, estimating from a block away the apparent abductee was about 4 years old.

GOOD BYE 2012

• Four New Year’s DUI arrests for Centralia police, the final one about 7:20 a.m. yesterday after a 23-year-old motorist reportedly ran into a utility pole and a light pole on the 1600 block of Cooks Hill Road knocking them both down. Daniel C. Lopez, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police spent the last day of 2012 responding to calls such as a misdemeanor assault, one barking dog, one shoplifter at Wal-Mart, two stolen bicycles, three vehicles off the roadways, drivers squirreling around the parking lot at W.F. West High School,  and at least one too-loud party that spilled into the 2 a.m. hour.

HELLO 2013

• Arrests: Warrant, warrant, suspended license times two, another warrant. That’s most of how Centralia Police Department patrol officers spent the first day of the year yesterday. Early in the day, an attempted traffic stop on West Plum Street led to … nothing really. About 11 a.m., an officer apparently identified the driver who fled. The 30-year-old homeless man will be issued a summons to come to court where he will face charges of driving with a suspended license and reckless driving, according to police. Attention Michael S. Cabe, call Centralia police to find out when you’re supposed to be in court, unless you have a post office box where you can watch for their mailing.

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State Route 508 on Monday afternoon. / Courtesy photo by Jennifer Mau

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Monday, December 31st, 2012

BREAK-IN IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at an apartment attached to a business on the 1400 block of South Gold Street. Jewelry and camera equipment were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN IN PACKWOOD

• A dresser drawer and its contents were stolen in a burglary on the 200 block of Bevin Lake Road in Packwood, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The 70-year-old victim called 911 on Friday to report someone had broken a door to get into his home sometime during the previous two days, according to the sheriff’s office.

STOLEN HONDA CARS

• A 1994 Honda Accord reported missing on Saturday from the 100 block of Washington Avenue in Centralia was found yesterday afternoon abandoned in a field near Fair Street and Kresky Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. It had a flat tire and its stereo was missing, according to police.

• A stolen red Honda Civic was recovered on Friday afternoon on the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia.

BICYCLE HEIST

• Three children’s bicycles were reported stolen yesterday from the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called on Saturday afternoon to the 2700 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia regarding a vehicle prowl that had occurred several days earlier.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon of graffiti painted onto a building on the 1200 block of North Schueber Road in Centralia.

TEEN DUI

• A 17-year-old girl was arrested about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday for driving under the influence of marijuana as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened on the 900 block of Harrison Avenue. Other suspected but unspecified drugs were discovered in the vehicle, according to police.

TEEN WRECK

• An 18-year-old Chehalis resident and his passenger were reportedly uninjured when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled it onto its top overnight on Pleasant Valley Road west of Chehalis. A deputy called just after midnight to milepost 7 issued a citation for wheels off the roadway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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It’s snowing this morning.

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Friday, December 28th, 2012

ZOOM, ZOOM

• An 18-year-old Army soldier said his clutch got stuck after getting caught driving 100 mph in a 35 mph zone south of Chehalis and then trying to outrun a police vehicle last night. A deputy on patrol on Maurin Road in the Chehalis Industrial Park at about 9:30 p.m. attempted to pull over the speeding sports car but it blew a stop sign and turned onto Rush Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The newly purchased 2007 Scion entered a driveway on the 1800 block of Bishop Road in an attempt to hide from the deputy, but the deputy pulled in behind it, Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Jonathan R. Cook, of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said the clutch malfunctioned, but his 17-year-old passenger said no, he was just speeding, according to Aust. Cook was booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempting to elude.

TAKE THAT!

• Police were called to a Northwest Chehalis Avenue bar about 10:50 p.m. yesterday when an arriving patron who appeared drunk was told to leave and on the way out allegedly punched out the window. Officers located a suspect near the fire station with blood on his hand, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Aaron A. Cogburn, 22, of Centralia, was arrested for the damage at Paradise and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

AND MORE …

• And numerous other calls such as dead cat in the road, dead raccoon by the garage, misdemeanor assaults, fender benders, and my neighbor’s unfriendly pit bull won’t let me get out of my car.

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Thursday, December 27th, 2012

POLICE: MAN BURGLARIZES MOTEL FOR HIS OWN GUNS

• Centralia police arrested a 23-year-old Centralia resident yesterday afternoon, saying he broke into a motel room on the 1200 block of Alder Street to retrieve two handguns he left there when checking out. Marcus J. Inman Jr. allegedly removed a screen and pried open a window and subsequently tried to flee pursuing police on a bicycle and then on foot, but was captured by police dog Kayo, according to the Centralia Police Department. The two guns were found nearby, according to police. Inman was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, two counts of felon in possession of  firearm and an outstanding warrant, according to police.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called abut 10:25 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue when an individual discovered someone began using their credit cards shortly after their wallet was left at a grocery store. The case is under investigation.

• Chehalis police were called just after 1 p.m. yesterday from an individual who said $502 was withdrawn from their Chehalis bank account. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 42-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine just before 1 o’clock this morning when contacted by police at the 100 block of King Street in Centralia regarding a warrant and a complaint of an assault from the night before. Jason R. Slighte was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police yesterday arrested Frank L. Mako, 28, of Chehalis, for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance in connection with an earlier investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DAIRY DAN’S DRIVE-IN

• Chehalis police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of South Market Boulevard when a van went into the back door of Dairy Dan’s. The driver told police his son got out of his booster seat into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and knocked it into neutral causing the van to roll, according to Officer Linda Bailey. A police report did not note injuries or significant damage, according to Bailey.

HORSE VERSUS VEHICLE

• A 54-year-old Castle Rock man escaped injury when his SUV struck a horse standing in the road last night near Toledo. A deputy responding around 9:30 p.m. to the 400 block of Toledo-Vader Road noted the horse’s front leg was nearly severed and so a veterinarian was summoned to euthanize the animal, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Ford Expedition sustained minor damage and the 18-year-old owner of the horse, who lived nearby, was cited for “animal at large,” according to Cmdr. Steve Aust.

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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

UNRULY ARRESTEE

• A traffic stop about 2:30 a.m. yesterday of a suspected intoxicated driver on Alder Street in Centralia led to a trip to the hospital for a 29-year-old Centralia man who reportedly tried to break out a patrol car window and got hurt in the process, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis County sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said Eugene S. McFall was making threats to the deputy, trying to escape the patrol car and banging his head on the cage in the back. McFall was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be treated and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree malicious mischief – for causing the patrol car to be taken out of service so the blood could be cleaned up – as well as for intimidating a public servant, according to Aust. The case will be referred for a DUI charge and other offenses, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS AND WARRANT

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 10:30 p.m. yesterday for unlawful possession of prescription drugs, after contact with an officer at West Walnut and South Cedar streets in Centralia. Jamie L. McCarty was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department. During the same contact, Christopher J. McCarty, 27, also of Centralia, reportedly lied to officers and was booked for a warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to police.

MISSING TOOLS

• Chehalis police responded to a report of a burglary to a shed just after 3 p.m. on Monday at the 600 block of Lafayette Street. Missing was a tool box and tools for welding, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called abut 10:30 p.m. on Monday regarding repeated car prowls at the 300 block of Northwest Florida Street in Chehalis. Among the items missing from an unlocked vehicle were change, sunglasses and work clothes, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were contacted about 8:30 p.m. on Monday about an alleged sexual assault earlier the same day at a residence in Chehalis. Officer Linda Bailey said a young woman spoke of indecent liberties being taken by a male and the case remains under investigation.

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Monday, December 24th, 2012

SHERIFF: HOMELESS MAN PUSHES WAY INTO CHEHALIS-AREA HOME

• Deputies were called to a home south of Chehalis yesterday evening after a resident answered a knock on his door and was confronted by a man who asked to use the phone and then came inside, shoving the resident. The 27-year-old resident was able to push the man back outside and call 911, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 5:20 p.m. on the 100 block of Vermillion Road near Spiffy’s restaurant, Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Deputies located 40-year-old David S. Ball in the area and a search of his backpack turned up suspected methamphetamine, according to Aust. Two vehicles in the area had been prowled so Ball – a transient – was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for multiple offenses, including misdemeanor assault, according to Aust. Aust said the suspect said he needed to use the phone because of a medical issue, but deputies aren’t sure if that was just a ruse to get inside.

CHEHALIS RESTAURANT BURGLARIZED

• Police were called about 9 a.m. today to a Chehalis restaurant where someone had forced their way inside overnight and made off with cash and possibly alcohol. Some bottles of liquor had been moved around at Plaza Jalisco on Maryland Avenue as though they were planning on taking them, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

KNIFE FAILS DURING PANHANDLER TIFF

• Centralia police responded about 10 p.m. yesterday when a fight broke out where three transients were arguing about who had the right to beg for money at a freeway off ramp panhandling spot. A 33-year-old Kelso man allegedly tried to stab a 23-year-old Kelso man but the blade somehow bent instead and the man was unharmed, according to the Centralia Police Department. The tussle at Harrison Avenue near Belmont ended with two of them arrested, according to police. Joshua R. Roberts, 33, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful display of a weapon and fighting in public, according to Sgt. Brian Warren. Justin B. Bedortha, 23, was cited for fighting and then released, according to police.

CENTRALIA BURGLARY

• Someone stole two laptop computers and an Xbox game console from a home on the 2700 block of Russell Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10 p.m. yesterday.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone broke out a vehicle window and stole computer speakers and a phone jack on the 200 block of Southwest 13th Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police just after 10 a.m. yesterday.

• A deputy was called to the 100 block of Bunker Creek Road in Adna on Friday where someone had broke a window out of a vehicle and stole a flashlight and an iPod, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

BURGLARIES IN CENTRALIA

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for allegedly breaking into a family member’s home and stealing a television. Police called about 8:30 p.m. to the 900 block of H Street subsequently arrested Bradley W. Hart, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department

• A resident of the 600 block of Nick Road in Centralia returned home yesterday after being away for several weeks and discovered a television missing. Police have a person of interest in the case,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 10:15 a.m. yesterday to an apartment on the 700 block of H Street in Centralia where someone had stolen checks and a Playstation. They may have gotten in through an unlocked door, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police responded to a fenced car lot on the 500 block of East Summa Street yesterday morning where someone had broken in and stolen a vehicle, driving it through the fence. The car was subsequently located in Tenino,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 17-year-old boy was arrested for a warrant and for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police about 10:30 p.m. on Friday at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAN DOWN

• Lewis County Fire District 5 was called about 1:40 p.m. yesterday regarding an unconscious man lying in the roadway on Harmon Road near Napavine. Fire Lt. Laura Hanson said in a news release that aid crews began CPR and transported the patient to Providence Centralia Hospital. The subject, believed to be in his 60s, was subsequently transferred to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympian, according to Hanson. Further information was not readily available.

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Friday, December 21st, 2012

MARIJUANA ODOR LEADS TO SEARCH WARRANT, ARREST

• A traffic stop near the Centralia Outlets yesterday evening and the scent of fresh marijuana coming from a Mercedes Benz led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Tacoma man with several thousand dollars in cash on his person and a loaded .45 caliber pistol in his car, according to the Centralia Police Department. A search of the car didn’t yield any marijuana, except for some residue, but officers also found what was described as paraphernalia – scales and unused baggies, according to police. Because of Jeremiah L. Williams’ criminal history, he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm, Officer John Panco said this morning. Panco said he couldn’t speculate as to what the combination of the money, a loaded gun and drug residue meant, but further investigation might turn up information about what the driver was up to. The incident began just before 7 p.m. when an officer observed the car nearly getting hit by another vehicle as it sped out of the mall parking lot onto Lum Road, according to Panco. Williams’ suspended license led to his detainment and the marijuana smell, along with all the cash, led to a search warrant for his vehicle, according to Panco. Officer Panco took the opportunity to remind the public that any amount of marijuana in the possession of a person younger than 21 is a crime as is driving under the influence of marijuana or smoking it in public, although there was no indication Williams was smoking it.

SHERIFF: MAN CUTS CHILD WITH BUTTER KNIFE

• A 25-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested yesterday for allegedly disciplining his 4-year-old daughter by cutting her on the leg with a butter knife. Frank G. Fulmer Jr. was taken into custody yesterday after an ongoing investigation of the incident that was reported late last month by Child Protective Services, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the girl had accidentally hurt a playmate and Fulmer was disciplining her for that. Fulmer was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree child assault.

GUNS IN HOME LEAD TO ARREST

• A 41-year-old Silver Creek man was arrested yesterday for unlawful possession of a firearm when detectives confiscated two rifles from his home during an investigation of another situation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Steven M. Ledoux was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

MISSING MEDS

• Centralia police took a report about 3:50 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a backpack containing prescription medication from an unlocked car parked at the 900 block of Ellsbury Street.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012

MOTEL MELEE

• A 32-year-old man was arrested yesterday evening at a Centralia motel after he allegedly attempted to bite and hit police officers who detained him, according to police. Officers responded about 7:45 p.m. to Ferryman ‘s Inn on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road where a guest had reportedly offered drugs to other guests there, according to the Centralia Police Department. Suspected methamphetamine as well as glass pipe were found in his pocket, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Palwinder Singh is facing a possible charge of attempting to destroy evidence – and more – as he tried to step on the pipe, Reichert said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault and possession of meth, according to police.

VEHICLE SLIDES INTO CENTRALIA CREEK

• A 16-year-old boy apparently escaped injury when his vehicle ended up in a creek early this morning along the 800 block of North Gold Street in Centralia. The unoccupied vehicle was discovered about 2:30 a.m. and the teen found about a block away trying to get help to remove it, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was cited for driving with a suspended license and then released to his parents, according to police.

MEN IN BLACK

• Chehalis police were called to a home on Southwest Snively Avenue about 2 p.m. yesterday when a mother reported her children called her to say three young men dressed in black pounded on the door and tried the door handle before taking off in a small gray van. Responding officers weren’t able to locate anyone, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

DRIVING DANGEROUS

• A 26-year-old Rochester man was arrested for driving drunk after getting his truck stuck on railroad tracks in Centralia overnight. Justin D. McNeal was contacted about 3 a.m. near East Main Street and Railroad Avenue,  according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 30-year-old Kelso driver was arrested after an officer stopped him for traveling the wrong direction on a one-way street about 2:20 a.m. this morning in Centralia. Daniel K. Stoneking was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol after he was contacted on South Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police assisting officers with the state Department of Corrections visited a residence on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue about 10:30 a.m. yesterday and arrested three people for outstanding warrants, one of which was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of meth was Steve Ingle Jr., 32, as well as Janice M. Lester, 50, and Nicodya A. Maddux, 24, all Centralia residents, according to police.

• A 43-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of cocaine after police and DOC officers visited a residence on the 2500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday, according to police. Sergio Castro-Gutierrez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ALLEGED SEXUAL ABUSE

• Chehalis police arrested a 31-year-old Vancouver, Wash. man yesterday following an investigation in which an 8-year-old girl recently reported sexual abuse by a relative occurring four years ago. Sgt. Brian Hickey said the alleged incident happened while he was watching her. Police traveled to Vancouver to arrest Joshua R. Wittler for first-degree rape of a child, according to Hickey. Wittler was interviewed and denied it, Hickey said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Updated

BREAK-IN AT TRANSALTA

• Someone stole a truck from TransAlta and drove it through a chain link fence there where they made off with four welding leads early yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The $12,000 Ford F350 pickup missing from the power plant off the Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia was subsequently located in an elementary school parking lot in Tacoma, according to the sheriff’s office.

WIRES CUT FROM EQUIPMENT

• A deputy was called about 2 o’clock this morning to Lakeside Industries on the 2000 block of Johnson Road in Centralia after intruders cut heavy gauge wire from a machine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The night watchman had seen two people wearing dark clothing running away, according to the sheriff’s office.

BUSINESS THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday about the theft of cash deposits last month from a business on the 500 block of Harrision Avenue. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OFFICE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday about an overnight burglary to a locked office building on Main Street near Market Boulevard. Missing were two laptop computers and a briefcase, but the intruder left the cash, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

RESIDENTIAL THEFT

• A deputy was called about 2:45 p.m. yesterday about a burglarized shop building on the 2700 block of Sandra Avenue in Centralia. Numerous items were stolen, including tools and fishing poles, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

POSSIBLE MISSING GUNS

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday about the possible theft of firearms from a storage unit at the 1500 block of North National Avenue. The case is under investigation.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from a woman who said her credit card was used twice following the theft of her purse from a Centralia tavern on Friday morning. The loss is about $260, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE MISSING

• Chehalis police were called about 5:45 p.m. yesterday by a woman who said she was at the Lewis County Mall with her ex-boyfriend and he took her vehicle. An officer was notified this morning by Centralia police they located the vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT OF DRUGS

• An officer was called just after 3 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia regarding stolen medication.

DRUGS

• Justin R. Smith, 25, of Centralia, was arrested early yesterday for three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Tyson J. Anderson, 22, of Centralia, was arrested yesterday for possession of a controlled substance, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DISAGREEMENT LEADS TO ARREST

• A 42-year-old Winlock woman who allegedly damaged a china hutch and bit her estranged husband in the pinky finger was allegedly intoxicated when she was subsequently found in her truck which was stuck in a ditch. It happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday in Winlock and Bambi Jo L. Smith was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She faces multiple misdemeanor charges.

• Morton police reported yesterday an officer was called to a dispute on Friday afternoon at the 200 block of Main Avenue where the officer warned the parties to settle their differences in a more peaceful manner.

• A Morton officer responding to a dispute just before 3 a.m. on Thursday at the 800 block of Overlook Drive advised those involved to go to bed and sober up, according to the Morton Police Department.

• An officer responding to a complaint of harassment last Tuesday at the 100 block of Main Avenue in Morton advised the parties not to worry about if their neighbors watched them or not while they moved out.

FAKE NAME GETS ARRESTEE IN TROUBLE

• Chehalis police over the weekend concluded a man they arrested earlier this month  for disorderly conduct and malicious mischief in the Wal-Mart parking lot gave police a false name. The man arrested on Dec. 5 after a fight broke out said he was Michael P. Arrants, 23, of Vancouver, Wash., however fingerprints showed he really was 29-year-old Matthew Arrants, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The real Arrants faces potential charges of forgery and identity theft, according to police.

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart about 4:50 p.m. yesterday by a woman who said she was hit by a vehicle. She reported pain to her foot and declined to go to the hospital. No arrest was made. Further details were unavailable.

SCHOOL BUS SLIDES INTO POWER POLE

• Firefighters were called abut 7:20 a.m. yesterday to the end of Martin Road in Glenoma when a school bus turning around slid on the soft shoulder and became wedged against a power pole. A transformer blew and the driver kept all the children on the bus until responders could determine there was no danger from the electric lines, according to White Pass School District Superintendent Rebecca Miner. They were late to school but there were no injuries, according to Miner.

PASSENGER VEHICLE SLIDES INTO RIVER

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports an SUV with two occupants slid off a road and into the Chehalis River last night west of Chehalis. A deputy responded about 11 p.m. to the area near the 100 block of Twin Oaks Road learned the 55-year-old Chehalis man and 41-year-old man from West Linn, Ore. were out of the vehicle and taken to a nearby home, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Chehalis River off Twin Oaks Road. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

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Monday, December 17th, 2012
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At the 100 block of Smith Road in Packwood, after the bars close. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

DRIVER CRASHES THROUGH POST OFFICE IN PACKWOOD

• A 52-year-old man was arrested after he drove his car into the Packwood Post Office yesterday morning, at just about 2 a.m. The 1999 Ford Crown Victoria was found “buried into the wall” with the front end completely inside the mail lobby, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There was minor damage to the car and the driver was not injured, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The Packwood resident, David R. Morgan, was arrested and booked for driving under the influence, according to Brown.

WHY, GOOD MORNING OFFICER

• A 23-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday morning after an officer woke him up as he sat behind the wheel of his vehicle with the engine running and stopped in the middle of the road at Southwest Third Street and McFadden Avenue in Chehalis. It was just after 8 a.m. when an officer contacted Michael D. Kelly, according to police. A bottle of alcohol was seen laying on the back seat, Officer Linda Bailey said. “The long and the short of it is he was booked for being in physical control (of a vehicle under the influence),” Bailey said.

WHIFF OF MARIJUANA LEADS TO DUI ARREST

• An 18-year-old motorist was arrested for driving under the influence following a traffic stop in which a deputy smelled marijuana at about 10 p.m. on Friday on state Route 505 near Toledo. Michael R. Raphael, of Castle Rock, was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case will be referred for a possible charge of possession of marijuana by someone under 21, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

MAN VERSUS WINDOW AT BAR

• Chehalis police were called to Garbe’s Tavern about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday to a report a male “head butted” a window there. The 32-year-old Chehalis man who reportedly sustained minor cuts from the broken glass told an officer he had been punched by someone and said he hit the window to get police there, according to the Chehalis Police Department. No witnesses to that assault could be found, according to police. Carey R. Cosgrove was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct and third-degree malicious mischief, according to police. The cost to fix the window at the business on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue will be as much as $700, Officer Linda Bailey said.

POLICE DOG SEARCHES FOR SUSPECT

• Centralia police called about 3:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl on South Iron Street eventually arrested a 24-year-old suspect after he repeatedly was seen running and hiding in the area. Panther W. Risling, a Centralia resident, was captured by police dog Kayo in the area of the 300 block of Centralia College Boulevard, according to Officer Brian Warren. He was checked out at the hospital for a dog bite and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CLERK GETS BACK STOLEN GOODS

• Chehalis police were called to the Twin City Town Center regarding a shoplifting incident at Hickory Farms at about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday in which the clerk went next door to the Dollar Store and took the merchandise back from the suspect. It was a $17 Hickory Farms box, according to Officer Linda Bailey. “She grabbed it from him, told him she was taking it back from him because he stole and she was going to call police,” Bailey said. Officers arriving to the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue did not find the subject, according to police.

NATIVITY SCENE MINUS ONE PLASTIC STATUE

• A plastic statue of Joseph vanished from a nativity scene in a yard on the 100 block of Southeast Westside Drive in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning. It’s an ongoing problem, police were told by the victim who checked the neighborhood and did not find Mary’s husband. Joseph’s address is however taped to the bottom of the statue so if he turns up, he can be returned, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

JEWELRY, MEDS, CASH SWIPED

• A deputy was called about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday regarding a residential burglary on the 500 block of Spencer Road near Toledo. Among the valuables stolen were a safe, prescription medications, a hand-held law enforcement style radio, and jewelry, including a “mother’s ring” with two diamonds, an opal and an emerald, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A woman arrived home about 6 p.m. on Friday to find her residence on the 100 block of Kennicott Road in Chehalis burglarized. It happened sometime after 8:30 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the missing items are a man’s wedding band, other gold jewelry, pain medication and $62 cash, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy took a report on Friday about a theft that occurred earlier this month at a home on the 600 block of Peters Road in Randle. Missing is a ring and cash and there is a suspect, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report of vehicle prowl on Friday from Southeast Maple Drive. Among the missing items were sunglasses, an iPod and CDs, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called to Southwest Fifth Street on Friday afternoon  regarding spray painted graffiti on at least one garage.

TEEN TALKED TO BY POLICE ABOUT MENTION OF KILLING ON FACEBOOK

• A 17-year-old W.F. West High School student was contacted by police last night and expelled in an emergency action after someone became alarmed about statements he allegedly made on his Facebook page online. Chehalis officers stood by at the school on Southwest 16th Street this morning to make sure everything went smoothly but the boy wasn’t at school and there were no direct threats, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officer Linda Bailey said the comments in question were: “Everyone will die in a week so lets murder everyone before the earth does, whoohoo.” The boy said he made the statement in jest, according to Bailey. No arrest was made.

ROLLOVER WRECK PINS DRIVER, TOSSES OTHER OCCUPANTS

• Four young men were ejected when a Toyota pickup left the roadway and rolled two to three times coming to rest on its side and pinning the driver early Saturday morning near Winlock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 12:40 a.m. on the 300 block of South Military Road. The driver, Baletin Castanada-Gonzales, 22, was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was treated in the emergency room and discharged later on Saturday, according to a hospital spokesperson. A 19-year-old and a 17-year-old were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with cuts to their hands and arms while a 16-year-old was unhurt, according to the sheriff’s office. They are all Winlock residents. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the driver was cited for wheels off the roadway, no insurance and driving without a license. Brown said the 19-year-old admitted he’s been drinking and was cited for that. The truck was destroyed, according to Brown.

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The mail lobby of the Packwood Post Office. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

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Sunday, December 16th, 2012

PARTY BROKEN UP BY POLICE

• Nine individuals between the ages of 16 and 20 were arrested early yesterday morning when police were called just after 3 a.m. about a dispute at an underage drinking party on the 500 block of North Iron Street in Centralia. The subjects from Centralia, Tumwater, Lacey and Olympia were arrested for minor in possession of alcohol and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. All but two of them were 18 or older, according to police.  A 23-year-old Olympia man was booked for an outstanding warrant, according to police.

STOLEN HONDA CAR

• Centralia police took a report about 4:25 a.m. yesterday about a 1987 Honda car stolen from the 300 block of Noel Avenue.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 11:40 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of West Pine Street regarding the theft of a debit card that was subsequently used in the Olympia area. Officers have suspect information and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report of a vehicle prowl yesterday from the 1300 block of Kayu Lane where a Clarion stereo and Alpine subwoofer were taken overnight. There was no sign of forced entry, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TOW TRUCK DRIVER CHEATED

• A local tow company called 911 about 6 a.m. today after they responded to help a motorist who had run out of gas on Interstate 5 and the motorist fled the scene without paying for the services, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspect was driving a black Toyota Scion with Montana plates and was last seen traveling southbound from Centralia, according to police. The loss is $100, according to police.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana about 9:15 p.m. on Friday after contact with an officer at East Main and North Diamond streets in Centralia. Dalton N. Thompson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, December 14th, 2012

K9 TRACKS DOWN FOUR TEENS WHO FLED CAR

• A police dog was summoned after an officer attempted to contact the occupants of a vehicle in a parking lot just after 1 a.m. today and the five people inside fled. It happened near North Schueber and Russell roads in Centralia. Officer Ruben Ramirez and his partner Lobo tracked down four of the subjects, boys ages 15, 16, and 17, according to the Centralia Police Department. Inside the vehicle was marijuana and a pipe, according to police. The 17-year-old was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for taking a motor vehicle – his parent’s – without permission, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. Other potential charges are pending, according to police. Only one of the boys sustained a superficial wound from contact with the police dog, according to Reichert.

THEFT

• Police were called to a home on the 1300 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia yesterday about the theft of a gold necklace. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said the price of gold is upwards of $2,000 an ounce nowadays.

• Police were called to the 700 block of Euclid Way in Centralia on Wednesday about the unauthorized use of a debit card.

MOM ARRESTED

• A 47-year-old Centralia mother was arrested early yesterday morning at the 3000 block of Borst Avenue for unlawful imprisonment after she allegedly assaulted her daughter and prevented her from leaving the home. Sharon R. Deeks was booked into the Lewis County Jail, also for fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. She is however being released from jail without charges for now.

DRIVER WITH NO ID JAILED

• An 18-year-old Chehalis man who was driving without a license yesterday was booked into jail because he had nothing to prove who he was, according to the Centralia Police Department. Freddie E. Bautista was detained after contact with an officer just before 7 p.m. on the 600 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• A 35-year-old Packwood woman reported yesterday her bank cards had been used around the county after her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle on Sunday morning while it was parked at the Blue Spruce Tavern on the 13000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood. Missing are four credit cards, a debit card and $200 cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has descriptions of a pair of potential suspects, according to the sherif’s office.

• Pills were reported stolen from a vehicle on the 3200 block of Galvin Road in Centralia on Wednesday night.

VANDALISM

• Police were called just after 20 p.m. yesterday to the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia regarding three slashed tires on a vehicle. Police have a person of interest in the case, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An officer took a report yesterday morning regarding a building on the 400 block of West Main Street in Centralia being tagged overnight with graffiti.

• Police were called to the 2500 block of Sharon Street in Centralia about 4:40 a.m. yesterday when someone broke a window with a rock.

• Police were called to North Tower Avenue and East Fourth Street about 9 p.m. on Wednesday where someone had smashed out the windshield and a window of a vehicle.

DRUGS

• A 44-year-old man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after he was detained for an outstanding warrant about 12:30 a.m. today at the Hub Tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Dwayne J. Thomas, a homeless person, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

55-INCH TV STOLEN FROM CHEHALIS RESIDENCE

• Chehalis police were called just before 10 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue regarding a break-in. Among the missing items are a 55-inch flat screen television, a wedding band, two compound bows and DVD, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There are no suspects, according to police.

MISSING HONDA CAR

• Police are looking for a stolen Honda, a black 1992 Prelude that went missing from the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia. An officer took a report about 12:30 a.m. today. The car has a license plate of ADK 6583, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHOPPER LOSES DEBIT CARDS

• Centralia police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said he lost his wallet while at the Centralia Outlets and then discovered someone had used both his debit cards.

DOMESTIC ISSUE LEADS TO CHASE

• A short foot pursuit and a brief struggle with a suspect just before 2 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia ended with the arrest of a 22-year-old man wanted for earlier in the day violating a no-contact order regarding his ex-girlfriend, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers looking for Ronald A. Yeager found him and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for multiple offenses, including resisting arrest, obstruction, possession of methamphetamine, stalking and harassment, according to police.

DRUGS

• Two people were arrested for drug offenses following a traffic stop about 2:20 a.m. today at North Schueber Road and Borst Avenue in Centralia. The driver, Jennifer L. Schroeder, 27, of Chehalis, had an outstanding warrant and was seen trying to hide pills under her leg, according to police. And an officer found a bag of suspected heroin next to the passenger seat where Michael J. George, 23, of Centralia, was sitting, according to the Centralia Police Department. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

OTHER

• Plus various other incidents and calls involving misdemeanor domestic violence assault, minor collisions warrant arrests and complaints, such as what can one do about people smoking in front of their business.