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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup – “Must-be-nearing-a-full-moon Edition”

Friday, March 15th, 2013

JAIL GUARD PUNCHED BY INMATE

• A 33-year-old inmate reportedly upset about his medical treatment allegedly struck a corrections officer in the face with his fist yesterday morning at the Lewis County Jail in Chehalis. The jail employee ended up with a split lip and Adam T. Beaubien, from Yelm, was additionally booked for third-degree assault,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FAMILY THREAT DRAWS DEPUTIES

• Deputies called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the Toledo area about a man who may have had a gun and reportedly threatened to kill family members found the 37-year-old incoherent and curled up on the floor of a horse barn. When told to show his hands, he jumped up and approached a deputy so he was Tased, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. During the interaction at the 100 block of Smokey Valley Road, a deputy suffered a cut to the face which was treated at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Matthew H. Pettit, of Toledo, was arrested for harassment and third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He didn’t have a gun.

POLICE SUMMONED FOR STOLEN CUP OF JAVA

• A 28-year-old homeless person who allegedly stole a cup of coffee and took up a “fighting stance” when contacted by police was wrestled to the ground around 5 a.m. yesterday in the area of the 500 block of South Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Matthew E. Eastman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

STOLEN SOAP LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 20-year-old homeless man was arrested after he reportedly stole soap from a vacant residence on the 2100 block of Southwest Salsbury Avenue in Chehalis yesterday evening. Marcus L. Day, from Auburn, said he was just trying to keep himself clean, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WALKING IN THE ROADWAY

• A 49-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for disorderly conduct yesterday afternoon when police discovered she was walking in traffic at South Pearl Street and Centralia College Boulevard. Barbara A. Heppe was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WOMAN CAUSES COMMOTION

• A 38-year-old Olympia woman was arrested for disorderly conduct around 11:15 a.m. yesterday after police were told she was screaming at unspecified citizens who feared she might assault them at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Jamielee Madsen was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

WANTED MAN FOUND UNDER BED

• Two people were arrested at a motel on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, one of whom was a 47-year-old woman who allegedly stepped in front of officers when they attempted to arrest a 44-year-old man wanted on an outstanding warrant. Centralia police said Mitchell W. Sinclair hid under a bed and was Tased when he wouldn’t follow the officer’s instructions. Raelynn D. Gonzales was arrested for obstructing, according to police. Both are Centralia residents, according to police. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

PHONE HARASSMENT

• Deputies called Wednesday night about obscene phone calls received at a Toledo area home arrested a 69-year-old neighbor at the 200 block of Drews Prairie Road. William M Bowers, was a former longtime friend of the couple he allegedly phoned, leaving lewd messages, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Bowers resisted arrest and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for telephone harassment and resisting, according to the sheriff’s office.

ATTEMPTED THEFT

• Centralia police arrested a 25-year-old man last night who allegedly tried to grab money from another person at the 1200 block of Alder Street. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor assault and attempted robbery was Dominic L. Combs, a Centralia resident, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

STOLEN CAR

• A white 1992 Honda Accord station wagon was reported stolen yesterday from the 100 block of Haliday Road in Centralia. It had been left unlocked with the keys in the ashtray, according to the Centralia Police Department. The license plate is AKJ 9239, according to police.

JAIL BREAK

• Someone broke into the old Vader Jail sometime during the past year, a deputy was told on Wednesday. The building in the south Lewis County town is a museum and among the missing items are old “Little Falls bricks,” according to the sheriff’s office. A list of what’s missing is being compiled, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said yesterday. It’s unknown how they got inside, Brown said.

MISSING MAIL

• Centralia police took a report about 1:20 p.m. yesterday about mail stolen from a mailbox at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

BREAK-IN TO VACANT HOME

• Police were called to an unoccupied residence on the 300 block of North Washington Avenue on Wednesday morning after the discovery someone had taken wiring and pipes, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LUMBER PILFERED

• Police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of six pressure treated fence posts from the 900 block of Goff Street in Centralia.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report about 2 p.m. yesterday from the 1200 block of Prospect Avenue regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card.

• Centralia police are following up with suspect information after a report yesterday morning an individual cashed fraudulent checks in the amount of $500 at a bank on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

VANDALISM

• A man called police about 5:45 p.m. yesterday after he heard a loud noise and then discovered damage to the rear end of his vehicle at the 300 block of Southwest James Street in Chehalis.

WRECK

• A 35-year-old Centralia man was hospitalized with minor injuries after a head-on collision yesterday morning on the 800 block of Centralia Alpha Road outside Chehalis, and then he was taken to jail. Firefighters called about 10 a.m. found both drivers had gotten themselves out of their vehicles, which were described as totaled. A 61-year-old Chehalis man traveling in the Dodge Dakota pickup was uninjured, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Saturn’s driver was arrested because he had an outstanding warrant from California and initially gave a deputy his brother’s name instead of his own, according to the sheriff’s office. Chad R. Crow, 35, was booked for identity theft.

AND MORE …

• And more, such as complaints of misdemeanor assaults, violations of protection orders, shoplifts, a folding chair missing from a porch, loud music, hypodermic needles found in a mailbox, cars left in a no-parking zone, a man panhandling, a car squirreling around a play field, a “big red-headed chick” who ran her grocery cart into someone’s leg, a “defiant” student in the vice principal’s office, a dog which might “mess” on a school playground, and fender benders including one at the 900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia about 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday when a driver struck another vehicle and a building after failing to put her car in park and more …

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

HEAD BUTTING BOYFRIEND

• A 43-year-old Mossyrock man was arrested yesterday for allegedly head butting his girlfriend, leaving her with a broken nose. Deputies were in the area of Young Road on another matter and just happened to talk with the 36-year-old woman, noticed she had been hit in the nose and asked about it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said that earlier in the day her boyfriend had head butted her and also choked her, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Kenneth L. Thompson was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to Brown.

SHOVING WOMAN

• Centralia police were called about 4:40 p.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia where they once again arrested 69-year-old John C. Baker. The Centralia man reportedly violated a no-contact order in which the petitioner is a 42-year-old woman and shoved her, according to the Centralia Police Department. A week ago, Baker was arrested for misdemeanor assault for grabbing a 42-year-old woman at the same address and allegedly threatening to snap her neck. Sgt. Stacy Denham said it’s Baker’s house where yesterday’s incident occurred and Baker is not supposed to be there as the victim resides there also.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• A 15-year-old student was suspended from Onalaska High School yesterday after the principal found a small amount of suspected marijuana in his backpack. A deputy called to the 500 block of Carlisle Avenue yesterday morning was told the principal did not believe the reason two boys said they were in the woods so brought them into the school and searched the backpack finding a glass pipe and marijuana, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. That teen was released to his mother and a charge will be recommended to prosecutors of possession, according to the sheriff’s office.

BIKE PARTS STOLEN

• Centralia police took a report from an individual about 7:20 p.m. yesterday who said someone stole the headlight and tail light off his bicycle while he was at the library on the 100 block of South Silver Street.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 12:45 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on the 300 block of South Street in which a wallet and purple Nikon Coolpix camera were taken.

• A deputy was called yesterday about an overnight vehicle prowl at the 100 block of North Prairie Road south of Chehalis in which a wallet with $250 cash, two credit cards and a social security card was stolen. A gas can with a gallon of fuel was missing as well, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE …

• A Centralia teenager was arrested for reportedly kicking his father’s truck and another Centralia teenager in a separate incident is in trouble for allegedly putting a dent in his father’s car door, tearing up a fence and overturning flower pots in their yard. His dad had told him he couldn’t use the car anymore and to get a job, according to the sheriff’s office. Neither young man was booked. Also, as usual, arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assaults, complaint of loud music, report of shoplifting (frosted animal cookies) … and more.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Updated at 1:18 p.m.

BIG BURGLARY

• Numerous weapons, ammunition, a safe and a bank bag containing $1,000 were among the valuables stolen in a burglary at the 700 block of Chandler Road west of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called last night learned the thefts occurred sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is more than $4,500, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

TRACTOR TAKEN

• A 78-year-old Centralia man returned home after being out of the country to discover his 20-year-old Kubota tractor was missing. A deputy called yesterday morning to the 2700 block of Harrison Avenue was told the loss is about $10,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MOPED MISSING

• A Yamaha moped valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from the 100 block of Union Avenue outside Centralia sometime between Feb. 24 and Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SCREAMING MAN TASED

• A 48-year-old Longview man who was found last night screaming, shaking his fist and walking around a vehicle on property at the 100 block of Sargent Road in Winlock was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest. A deputy called about 10 p.m. ended up using a Taser to zap the subject who wouldn’t obey commands, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown didn’t say why Carl R. Brickey was there, but noted he appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs so was taken to the hospital to be checked out before the jail would book him.

TRYING TO SCRAP OUT ANTIQUE

• Two men were jailed yesterday evening after they were discovered allegedly trying to use a torch to cut up an antique iron lumber planer at the 100 block of Pine Tree Road east of Winlock. The 63-year-old property owner said he did not know the men, but the pair said they’d gotten permission from a neighbor across the street, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. David R. Shive, 52, of Chehalis and Troy M. Duryea, 44, of Ethel, were arrested and booked for trespassing and malicious mischief, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS FOUND IN CONDEMNED RESIDENCE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they arrested a 34-year-old Centralia man on a dangerous weapon violation Friday after he was contacted parked outside a condemned home on the 300 block of M Street in Centralia and admitted he had brass knuckles with him and a pistol stashed under the steering wheel. The call was related to a child custody issue and when deputies looked in the home for the children in question, they found methamphetamine, pipes, pills and “other contraband,” according to the sheriff’s office. Eric C. Bolstad was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

THEFT

• Morton police reported yesterday they are investigating a burglary to a business on the 100 block of Main Avenue that occurred sometime before the morning on March 4.

DRUGS

• A 33-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday afternoon near the Mellen Street freeway interchange for second-degree driving with a suspended license, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a dangerous weapon, according to the Centralia Police Department. Brian A. Lamb had a large knife with him, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 7 a.m. today of a car prowl on the 300 block of South Street in which someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole its stereo.

• Centralia police were contacted about 12:30 p.m. yesterday by a woman at the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue who said her purse was taken from her vehicle while she was helping someone move.

WRECKS INTO TREES

• A deputy arriving about 6 a.m. yesterday to where a 1995 Ford Ranger had run off the road and into a stand of fir trees north of Toledo found no driver. It was west of Jackson Highway at Tucker Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 32-year-old Centralia woman was discovered on the verge of hypothermia and scratched up by brush when a deputy investigated an abandoned vehicle in a swampy wooded area off the 2100 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia at about 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. A deputy found the engine to the 2006 GMC pickup was cold and after hearing branches breaking about 20 yards away, came upon the apparently intoxicated driver, according to the sheriff’s office. She was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and a charge of driving under the influence is pending results of a blood draw, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The vehicle appeared to have been traveling eastbound when it crossed the road and entered the brush, according to Brown. It sustained major body damage, Brown said.

• An 18-year-old Winlock man escaped injury but totaled his 1987 Mercedes 300 when he took his eyes off the road and ran into a tree on Friday afternoon at the 700 block of South Military Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MACHINE?

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for tips on the whereabouts of an excavator hauled away from a Centralia-area work site last month. A witness saw an individual wearing an orange safety vest and a hard hat load the yellow 2007 Komatsu PC160LC-7KA onto a trailer at approximately 5 a.m. on Feb. 10 at the intersection of Kuper and Foron roads and then drive north on Harrison Avenue, according to Crime Stoppers. The piece of heavy equipment has a serial number of K41426 and is valued at more than $100,000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422.

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Missing excavator. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Crime Stoppers

 

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Monday, March 11th, 2013

OOPS

• Two out-of-towners who came to bail a boyfriend out of the Lewis County Jail on Saturday night found themselves checked in to the lock up facility after a passing patrol car detected their vehicle was stolen. It was shortly after 10 p.m. when the officer’s automatic license plate reader noted a Toyota on Southwest Chehalis Avenue was listed as stolen from Renton, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson. Booked for possession of a stolen vehicle were 31-year-old Junette Short, of Tacoma, and 28-year-old Jennifer Ramirez of Renton, Wilson said. The automobile was impounded and items discovered inside have led to an ongoing investigation, according to police.  No charges will be filed pending further investigation.

ROOMMATE, AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS, VANISH

• Police are looking for a 22-year-old Centralia man after his roommate returned home from out of town on Friday and discovered about $4,000 worth of valuables, plus his young roommate, gone. Deputies called to the 3100 block of Laurel Lane outside Centralia were told that nail guns, other tools and a five-piece antique silverware set were missing. A neighbor subsequently reported a generator disappeared from their garage at about the same time the young man was allowed inside it to retrieve his motorcycle gloves, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies learned the suspect had posted the generator for sale on the internet earlier in the week and then sold it for $500, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. They believe the missing man got on a train headed for the Seattle-Everett area, Brown said. Prosecutors are being asked to charge him with second-degree theft and trafficking in stolen property.

ROWDINESS DRAWS POLICE TO SCHOOL BUS

• Five students were arrested when they became so out-of-control a school bus driver pulled over and police were summoned to the 200 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis on Friday. Officers called about 1 p.m. cited the boys and girls ages 12 through 16 for disorderly conduct, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said the youngsters were very angry for a reason unknown to him, used foul language and there may have been a threat to break windows. Only one of them was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, in connection with a probation violation, Wilson said.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 9:30 a.m. yesterday to a home on the 1100 block of South Pearl Street where a female said someone had gotten inside her home, rummaged around and stolen items such as jewelry, mail and a purse.

BURGLARY RANDLE

• A deputy called to a Randle-area cabin on the 100 block of Park Lane on Saturday was told someone cut around a window pane to get inside and stole numerous items such as two sets of binoculars, two windbreakers, a five-gallon can of gas and tools as well as a sealable container with graham crackers and chocolate.

ONE BEER SHOPLIFT

• Police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to a convenience store on North National Avenue in Chehalis and told a subject walked out with a beer. They didn’t want the shoplifter arrested, just told to never come back, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone used an Adna man’s lawn trailer to cart out to the road a generator stolen from an outside storage compartment on a fifth-wheel trailer parked at his home at the 200 block of Curtis Hill Road, according to a report made at mid-day on Friday to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Someone stole credit cards and identification from a vehicle at the 1400 block of Logan Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police around 5:50 p.m. yesterday.

• A CD player and stereo equipment was reported missing on Friday from a vehicle parked in a field off the 500 block of Avery Road West outside Winlock.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 2:30 a.m. today regarding tires slashed on two vehicles at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue.

AND MORE …

• And, as usual, calls such as complaints of noise, trespassing, fender benders, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, warrant arrests, violations of no-contact orders and possible crimes that turned out to be unfounded … and more.

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Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Updated

CENTRALIA DRUG DEALING INQUIRY LEADS TO TENINO

• The Olympian reports a Tenino man on Friday was ordered held on $5,000 bail following a search of his girlfriend’s Tenino-area home in which Centralia police found four pounds of marijuana and 13 ounces of methamphetamine. News reporter Jeremy Pawloski writes that 29-year-old Antonio Gutierrez-Cervantes allegedly sold a half ounce of meth for $500 to a confidential informant on Feb. 19 during an undercover operation in south Thurston County, as part of an ongoing Centralia Police Department Anti-Crime Team investigation.

BURGLARY GARAGE

• Centralia police took a report about 8:30 p.m. yesterday regarding fishing equipment stolen from a garage on the 300 block of West Pear Street.

CAR PROWL

• A gym bag containing soccer gear was stolen in a vehicle prowl on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police at about 12:30 p.m. yesterday.

• At about 11:30 .m. yesterday, Centralia police were called about a car prowl on the 400 block of West Plum Street in which a DVD player, clothing and a gym bag were taken.

• Stereo equipment was stolen in a vehicle prowl on the 1300 block of Rose Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before noon on Friday.

VANDALISM

• Graffiti was spray painted on a garage door on the 1400 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

ANOTHER STOLEN VEHICLE DISCOVERED BURNING

• The Olympian reports a pickup truck found on fire early yesterday morning in a gravel pit off the 17000 block of Johnson Creek Road east of Tenino turned out to be stolen from a Tenino woman.

WRECKS

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries after a single-vehicle wreck on Curtis Hill Road west of Chehalis late yesterday afternoon, and allegedly admitting to have downed a fifth of vodka before getting behind the wheel. Deputies and aid were called about 5 p.m. to the area near Sholes Road where a Ford pickup truck had gone out of control at a curve, traveled about 300 feet down into a ditch and flipped onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was totaled and the 43-year-old driver from Chehalis had neck and back pain, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. He is believed to have been driving under the influence, Brown said, but the case is suspended pending the results of a blood test.

• A young woman was airlifted to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver after an ATV accident about noon yesterday off Wildwood Road in Curtis, according to Lewis County Fire District 13.

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Friday, March 8th, 2013

REPORT OF STOLEN FUR COAT, SILVER

• Chehalis police were called to a home on Southwest Lewis Street about 3:30 p.m. yesterday where a woman said someone broke in to her house and stole a fur coat, silver coins and a silver serving platter. There were no signs of forced entry and officers are still looking into it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

POWER TOOLS TAKEN FROM CARPORT

• A deputy was called about 12:30 a.m. today to the 600 block of Lucas Creek Road east of Chehalis after the discovery numerous power tools were missing from a carport. The victim found civil-type paperwork attached to the door but it isn’t known if that is related, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The theft of two Stihl chainsaws, two Stihl grass cutters, a Makita saw and associated items occurred sometime after 4:30 a.m. yesterday, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said. The loss is estimated at $1,680, Breen said.

APPLIANCES HAULED AWAY

• Police were called about 6:20 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Hillkress Street in Centralia where someone had stolen a washer and dryer from a vacant home. The subject broke a pipe causing water damage to the residence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding  burglary to a shed on the 1300 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia.

• Centralia police took a report late yesterday afternoon of an unspecified amount of money missing from the 100 block of Virginia Drive.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of heroin after contact with police about 9:15 p.m. at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia. Levi S. Ramirez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SMOKE SIGNALS

• Firefighters responded to reports of smoke off Kresky Avenue in Chehalis yesterday morning where they found a homeless person had built a cooking fire beneath a small bridge to heat a can of food. He put it out and was told no campfires were allowed there, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Updated at 4:18 p.m.

NECK SNAPPING COMMENT LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• Centralia’s former cemetery sexton John C. Baker was arrested last night after he allegedly grabbed the arm and head of a woman at his house and threatened to snap her neck for trying to use her phone to record a conversation with him. Sgt. Carl Buster said the 42-year-old woman, who also lives at the home on the 1900 block of Johnson Road, was filling out an application and had a math question for Baker. For whatever reason, she whipped out her cell phone and she was recording this, according to Buster. The woman, who is described in the police report as his employee, hid in a bedroom and called 911, Buster said. Baker, 69, was arrested for fourth-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD IN THE THOUSANDS

• Chehalis police are investigating a check cashed at a bank on the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue for more than $4,000 on the account of a Florida resident whose identity had been stolen. Checks supposedly from the same man’s account were also written in Wenatchee and Gainsville, Florida, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson.

ALLEGED WINDOW SMASHER RELEASED

• A 23-year-old Toledo woman was arrested and jailed yesterday morning for allegedly taking a golf club a car belonging to a housemate, breaking out the windshield, and three other windows. The damage to the 1997 Oldsmobile is listed at $1,200, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was arrested for second-degree malicious mischief after the approximately 10 a.m. call to the 100 block of Conifer Lane. She has been released without charges pending further investigation.

DOWNTOWN DISORDERLINESS

• Chehalis police called to a dispute about 9:25 p.m. Tuesday night at a downtown bar ended up arresting two people; one for allegedly driving away drunk and his girlfriend for allegedly trying to grab her car keys from an officer when she learned the vehicle was going to be towed. She was too intoxicated to have taken the vehicle, according to police. Genise L. Morgan, 39, of Rochester, was arrested for obstruction and then given a ride home, Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Christopher B. Mellon, 39, of Chehalis, was arrested for DUI, Wilson said.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to Lakeside Industries yesterday morning at the 2000 block of Johnson Road where someone had broken into and ransacked a small storage building. Missing were vehicle keys and a black felt pen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• One thousand feet of copper wire, a cutting torch and a steam cleaner were stolen from the 3500 block of Harrison Avenue outside Centralia in a burglary sometime after Feb. 25 and before yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MUSEUM THEFT PLEA AGREEMENT

• Deborah Sue Knapp and her lawyer were in court today to notify a judge they have a plea agreement in principle, in connection with charges she stole thousands of dollars from the Lewis County Historical Museum while she was its executive director. Knapp was arrested in December 2011 after the discovery the institution’s endowment fund of more than $460,000 was drained and a police investigation was conducted. She will return to Lewis County Superior Court next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., scheduled for a change of plea, according to Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead. The now-53-year-old was hired in July 2006 and was paid a salary of $43,000 a year.

WRECK IN GRAND MOUND INJURES ONE

• A 19-year-old Rochester man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning after a single-vehicle collision in which he was ejected and his pickup truck landed on him. Troopers and aid were called about 9:30 a.m. to Old Highway 99 just east of Interstate 5 near Nutmeg Street. The 1985 Ford pickup had struck a power pole and rolled over, according to the Washington State Patrol. The pole was splintered like a matchstick and hanging over the heads of crews who used their tools to extricate the driver, West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Chief Robert Scott said. The patient had fairly severe injuries but no visible trauma, according to Scott. Brett A. Tardif was described as in stable condition this afternoon by a spokesperson for the state patrol. The cause of the crash is under investigation but Trooper Guy Gill indicated speed was a factor and Tardif had not been wearing a seatbelt.

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

SENTENCING SET FOR TODAY IN DEATH OF 2-YEAR-OLD KORALYNN FISTER

• James Reeder, the 26-year-old Centralia resident who pleaded guilty to multiple offenses in connection with last year’s death of his girlfriend’s toddler,  Koralynn Fister, is scheduled to go before a judge this morning to be sentenced to prison. Reeder was convicted in January of homicide by abuse, second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree rape of a child and possession of methamphetamine. He made a so-called Alford plea in which he acknowledged a jury hearing the evidence would likely find him guilty, but acknowledged no wrongdoing.

FRAUD

• A man called Centralia police yesterday morning to report someone used his credit card to purchase three laptop computers at the Best Buy store in Federal Way. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• Police arrested a 42-year-old Centralia woman for driving under the influence after she lost control of her car and struck the guide wire to a utility pole at Galvin and Eshom roads at about 8:20 p.m. yesterday. Laura K. Harrison was reportedly not injured and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An 18-year-old Centralia driver was arrested after he “whipped to the side of the road” without signaling as a patrol car approached from behind and his passenger jumped out of the moving vehicle yesterday afternoon. The officer suspected the driver, Tyler D. Wright, was under the influence of drugs, during the approximately 4:20 p.m. traffic stop on the 600 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, and Wright admitted using marijuana and methamphetamine, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Wright was subjected to a blood test and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called just before 1 a.m. where unknown subject broke windshields of two vehicles at the 600 block of Alder Street in Centralia and then fled the area.

• Centralia police now say the teenagers detained for a graffiti spree aren’t gang members at all, just artists. Edgar Ramirez-Dado, 18, and his 15-year-old companion were caught Sunday night with paint on their hands after an officer found wet spray paint on a vacant building on South Tower Avenue. Police said they were suspected in at least 20 instances of tagging. Ramirez-Dado was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree malicious mischief but released the following day without charges, pending further investigation. Sgt. Stacy Denham said he, and two 15-year-olds, were believed to be leaving their monikers on buildings for “artistic purposes”. Their reason for the vandalism doesn’t prevent criminal charges, but police were still tallying up the damage to help prosecutors decide what degree of crime might be charged, according to Denham.

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Updated at 8:14 p.m.

TWEEKING WITH A TORCH

• A 35-year-old man was jailed last night for trespass after he, reportedly high on meth, went to his cousin’s Onalaska property waving around a burning torch saying the flame was from heaven and he needed to deliver it to their grandmother. The grandmother is dead, according to the 30-year-old woman from the 200 block of Burchett Road who called 911, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. Lance J. Myhre was found around 10:30 p.m. on timber property in the area owned by his father and arrested for second-degree trespassing, according to the sheriff’s office. Myhre is from Onalaska but currently homeless, according to the sheriff’s office.

SUSPECT IN DV UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT PICKED UP

• Police arrested a 27-year-old man this morning at a Centralia residence on Johnson Road who was wanted for an incident two weeks ago in which he allegedly went into his ex-girlfriend’s home – who had a no contact order against him – roughed her up and held her against her will all night long. He also allegedly took her cell phone when he left on Feb. 20, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers recognized Manuel Arceo-Garcia when they went to another Johnson Road residence this morning on an another matter and took him into custody, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree robbery (regarding the phone) and unlawful imprisonment, Denham said.

FRAUD

• A Centralia resident in his 20s reported to police yesterday he lost his wallet and discovered someone used his debit card to purchase DVDs or similar items, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 42-year-old man from Algona notified Centralia police yesterday morning someone used his credit card at the 1200 block of Mellen Street.

LEWIS COUNTY FILES CHARGES ALLEGING MORE THAN $14,000 IN IDENTITY THEFT CASE

• The 37-year-old man wanted in Lewis and Cowlitz counties who was found cold, tired and too weary to walk out of the woods near Kelso last week has been charged with using another man’s identity to rack up more than $14,000 in spending at three businesses in Chehalis. Charles R. Reece was picked up by Cowlitz County deputies late at night a week ago Monday after a resident reported hearing someone hollering for help, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. He said his name was Jonathan Benson, but deputies concluded by his tattoos he was Reece, according to authorities. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday filed charges including nine counts of forgery, identity theft and theft against Reece, in connection with allegedly using the name of Gregory Gaertner to get get credit – and then spending thousands of dollars – in January at Home Depot, Sears and Chehalis Rentals, according to charging documents. He was treated for minor injuries from being lost in the woods and then booked into jail for his outstanding warrants, according to the sheriff’s office.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police are looking for a 27-year-old homeless man they say stole shoes from the Nike store at the 100 block of West High Street yesterday. Sgt. Stacy Denham said Christopher D. Buck is wanted for a burglary as well.

• Gym bag containing identification and cell phone was stolen while a female was working out at the the 2000 block of Borst Avenue, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department about 4:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 9:45 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Railroad Avenue in Centralia to take a report of a stolen large chain and binder from a “lowboy” utility trailer.

NOT A THEFT

• The gold wedding band reported missing from one of the Lewis County coroner’s deceased individuals in January turned out not to be stolen at all, just somewhat lost. The county sent a check last week to reimburse the wife of the man who was wearing the ring when he was brought to the Chehalis facility for a planned autopsy, according to Paulette Young, who handles claims against the county. The ring was not returned to her, so she filed a report with police. The man’s hands were never “unbagged” so the ring went with him when he was cremated, Young said today.

AND MORE …

• And, as usual, calls such as report of a bike stolen in Centralia, a bike found in Chehalis, misdemeanor vandalism, responding to an accidental trip of an alarm, questions about vehicles parked where they shouldn’t be, fender benders and complaints about children – playing in the road, on the roof of a car, and shooting a pellet gun …

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Monday, March 4th, 2013

IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED HANDGUN LED TO SELF-INFLICTED WOUND IN VADER

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning the accidental gunshot wound in Vader on Friday as a 53-year-old man was attempting to remove a slide from his handgun occurred because the Ruger 40 caliber pistol was improperly assembled. The father had the muzzle in his left hand and the slide and barrel would not come off, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The bullet went through his hand and flying pieces of bone or wood struck his 12-year-old son, leaving the boy with minor injuries to his arm and abdomen, Brown said. The father was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with what the sheriff’s office said on Friday were not life threatening injuries.

SUV STOLEN

• Chehalis police were called about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday regarding a tan colored Yukon SUV that disappeared from the the park and ride lot on West Main Street sometime after about 9 a.m. It has a license plate reading 938 ZZZ, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FIGHT BREAKS UP BEFORE POLICE ARRIVE

• Chehalis police were called about 1 a.m. on Saturday when a caller said as many as 10 people were fighting outside Garbe’s Bar on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. When the officer arrived, there was no fight going on and nobody was arrested, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT AT JUVENILE FACILITY

• Chehalis police were notified about 6:30 a.m. today of an alleged assault at Green Hill School. The victim decided they did not want police to pursue it, according to police.

THEFT OF MONEY

• Police took a report yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of an unspecified amount of money at the 1300 block of View Avenue in which a family member is a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report of the theft of what was described as a small amount of money yesterday from the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia.

• Centralia police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday when a business on the 800 block of Harrison Avenue found a counterfeit $20 bill while counting their till.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Snacks and a radio were missing after a vehicle prowl on the 500 block of Woodland Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called on Sunday morning by an individual who said while he was inside Sunbird Shopping Center on North National Avenue for about a half an hour, someone got into his vehicle and made off with binoculars, rolled quarters, small tools and other items.

WRECK

• A 17-year-old driver was reportedly uninjured when he ran off the road, rolled his vehicle and collided with a tree on Friday morning west of Winlock. A deputy called about 9:45 a.m. to milepost 8.3 on King Road cited the Chehalis teen for speeds too fast, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

DRUG DEAL RIP OFF

• A 20-year-old man called Centralia police on Friday night to say he was robbed, that someone assaulted him and stole $140 from him. When it was all said and done, it turned out he wasn’t assaulted but apparently did lose $10 to a person he was trying to buy marijuana from according to police. Exactly what happened and where wasn’t clear since the victim wasn’t being truthful, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham. He couldn’t remember the name of the seller, so that person probably won’t be pursued, Denham said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 2 p.m. yesterday when the back door of a home on the 900 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia was found kicked in. Nothing appeared to have been taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday evening that someone entered a vacant residence on the 500 block of Hunt Street and stole two drills, sometime during the previous month.

MISSING TRAILER

• Someone stole a black utility trailer from the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9 a.m. yesterday.

MISSING ICE MACHINE

• Centralia police took a report about scrap ice machine stolen from behind a business on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue on Friday afternoon.

MISSING BACKPACK

• Someone stole a backpack containing a laptop computer and clothing from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 p.m. on Friday.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of West Pine Street where a vehicle had been tagged with spray paint. There is a suspect who lives out of town, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone painted a yellow swastika onto a vacant building on the 300 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

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Friday, March 1st, 2013

Updated at 6:50 p.m.

WARRANT SEARCH TURNS UP MISSING COMPUTER

• A 34-year-old Centralia woman was jailed after police served a search warrant yesterday at her home on the 400 block of South Silver Street. According to Centralia police, they found a stolen laptop computer and methamphetamine. Maria E. Zuniga was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PROWLER JAILED

• Police arrested a 50-year-old Centralia man for vehicle prowl and a warrant following contact with him about 5:45 p.m. yesterday at the 100 block of West Street in Centralia. Alan R. Moody was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE: REPEAT OFFENDER

• A 23-year-old man arrested overnight for stealing a car in Chehalis told police he’d just gotten out of prison for vehicle theft, according to police. Officers saw a car go into a parking lot at Ace Hardware on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard around 2:15 a.m., at about the same time they learned the 1991 Mazda 626 had been stolen from the 1500 block of National Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They contacted a man walking away and arrested him. Kevin C. Huey, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

BURGLARY WINLOCK AREA

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a burglary at the 500 block of Winlock-Vader Road in which several pieces of antique jewelry were stolen as well as a Honda 2000-watt generator. The theft occurred during the daytime on Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,300, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS MISSING

• Pain medications were reported stolen yesterday from the 900 block of South Schueber Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said her pain meds were stolen, although she wasn’t certain where from. The case is being referred for further investigation.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Tilley Road where an individual said they learned from their bank that two other people are using their social security number. The matter is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PORCH THEFT

• Chehalis police were called late yesterday afternoon about a FedEx package believed to have been delivered that morning to Northeast Boistfort Street that was gone by the time the expected recipient got home.

MISSING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

• A trombone accidentally left at the train station in Centralia was nowhere to be found when its owner returned yesterday afternoon to check, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AIRPORT PROWLER

• Morton police say they are investigating if any items are missing after a call last week about someone possibly rummaging through open hangers at the airport.

OVERTURNED BOAT ON MAYFIELD LAKE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a man in his 40s for boating under the influence after he and his passenger were retrieved from Mayfield Lake this afternoon. A deputy responding just after 3 p.m. to a call about an overturned boat learned that a passersby helped rescue the pair in the area of Ike Kinswa park, according to the sheriff’s office. Timothy L. Smith, the boat’s operator who is from Renton, said his 44-year-old passenger was on the bow of the boat urinating and when he moved, it shook the boat so much he tumbled into the water, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Then Smith tried to pull him out, flipping the craft, Brown said. Both were hospitalized for hypothermia or possible hypothermia, according to the sheriff’s office.

WOMAN SAYS SHE LOST TODDLER

• An employee at K-Mart in Chehalis contacted police about 7:20 p.m. yesterday to let them know they’d gotten a phone call from a woman who said she forgotten her 3-year-old child at the store earlier. A search of the premises didn’t turn up any unattended children, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

DISORDERLY TRIO

• Chehalis police responded to a complaint about 12:20 a.m. today that three males were sitting at the bus stop on North Market Boulevard with drinks in their hands and were spitting and peeing everywhere. No arrests were made.

WRECK

• A Rochester man was one of two people injured when his car was rear ended by a motor home and shoved into a semi truck on southbound Interstate 5 yesterday near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Troopers called about 1:25 p.m. to the scene reported Jason L. Miller, 33, of Rochester, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier that was impounded when he was transported to St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. He was treated and has been released, according to a hospital spokesperson. The cause of the collision remains under investigation, according to the Washington  State Patrol.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013

TRASH BAG BANDIT STRIKES AT RALPH LAUREN

• Centralia police were called abut 11:10 a.m. yesterday to the Centralia Outlet Mall on the 1400 block of Lum Road after a male filled a garbage bag with about 60 pieces of clothing from the Ralph Lauren store and ran out the door. He waited until nobody was looking, but images were captured on security video, Sgt. Carl Buster said. It was mostly packaged shirts, according to Buster.

GIRL THUGS

• Three strangers who knocked on a woman’s door on the 900 block of K Street in Centralia accusing her of owing money broke a window out of her car as they left yesterday afternoon, according to police. An officer called about 4:15 p.m. was told one of the women was an adult and the other females were younger, according to police. Sgt. Carl Buster said one of them told her she owed her mom $100. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called about 5:20 p.m. yesterday about welding tools and a cell phone missing from the 200 block of Silver Street in Centralia. The suspect is possibly someone she knows, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police a report about 8:50 p.m. yesterday of the theft of money and medication from the 1200 block of Alder Street.

DRUGS

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was cited yesterday for possession of marijuana after police contacted him about 3:45 p.m. at Pioneer Way and Johnson Road in Centralia. John J. Piper was then released, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police took reports of several vehicles getting “egged” yesterday morning on Northeast Adams Avenue and then later in the day on Southwest Fifth Street.

• A deputy was called yesterday to Claquato Cemetery on the 100 block of Stearns Road west of Chehalis where sometime since Tuesday a vehicle apparently left the roadway and ran down about 12 feet of hedge.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

MOST OF BRIDGE MISSING

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they have a suspect in the theft of portions of a 40-foot steel bridge missing from where they were being stored on the 200 block of Kruger Road near Onalaska. A Kirkland-based company reported the theft on Friday, after a worker noticed most of the bridge pieces were missing, according to the sheriff’s office. An individual in the Lewis County Jail who allegedly committed another similar theft has reportedly been saying he had permission to take the materials for scrap and is under investigation, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The dollar loss was not noted.

CASH MISSING

• Police were called abut 1:25 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia to take a report of $20 stolen from a room.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 3 p.m. yesterday of a building getting tagged with spray paint at the 600 block of Field Avenue.

• Police were called yesterday about 11:30 a.m. regarding regarding a small hole found in a window on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. It’s unknown what was used to cause the damage, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday by an individual who reported someone drove by and threw an egg at their car. The individual apparently followed the culprit through the south end of town but a responding officer was unable to locate the suspect vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police reported this morning they are referring a case of possession of methamphetamine for a possible charge against a 36-year-old Centralia woman in connection with a location at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive. A summary of yesterday’s incidents labels the case as a warrant arrest with no arrest.

WRECK

• A 29-year-old Chehalis driver complained of a sore back after a single-vehicle collision about 6:30 a.m. yesterday on the 1200 block of Bunker Creek Road west of Chehalis. An arriving deputy was told by the driver she didn’t realize there was ice on the road when her westbound car crossed the centerline and ran into a bank, leaving the Toyota Corolla with major front end damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She was cited for speeds too fast for conditions, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE …

• And, as usual, some warrant arrests, assisting another agency with response to possible drug overdose, complaint of family dispute, shoplift and more …

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

HERD OF SHEEP ATTACKED BY BLACK LAB

• A 12-year-old black lab suspected of killing nine sheep and injuring as many as a half dozen others in rural Chehalis won’t be in trouble criminally, but still faces county “dangerous dog” sanctions. A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the 200 block of Pattee Road southeast of Chehalis where the owner of a special conservation breed of sheep said he saw the dog chasing and killing them inside their fenced pasture, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 40-year-old chased the dog away, according to the sheriff’s office. He said he didn’t want the owner, his neighbor, cited because he wanted to be neighborly, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The canine, named Cora, was taken home and her owner told while no criminal citation would be given, the case would be turned over to the code enforcement office for follow up, according to Brown.

BURGLAR TAKES CIGARETTES

• Centralia police responded just before 5 o’clock this morning to the 1300 block of South Gold Street where someone had broken through the glass door of a gas station business and left with three packs of cigarettes. They used a large rock, according to police. The case is under investigation.

TOOLS VANISH

• A deputy was called yesterday morning by an Ethel-based tree company that said sometime between Saturday afternoon and early Monday morning – a week earlier – someone stole a chainsaw’s chain, bar and a small toolbox from where it had been left at a job site in Vader on Sierra Pacific’s Tree Farm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WORKPLACE THEFT

• Police were called about 10:20 a.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia where they were told by an individual a wallet was stolen while they were at work. Inside it was $60, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1000 block of North Schueber Road in Centralia to a complaint someone tried to open a credit account in someone else’s name.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 9:45 a.m. yesterday when a hole was discovered in the glass door to a business at the Centralia Outlet Mall at the 1200 block of Lum Road.

WRECK

• Police were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday after a car and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Kresky Avenue and Summa Street in Centralia. Two individuals with what police called minor injuries were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURNING VEHICLE

• Firefighters were called yesterday morning to a car fire at Haywire and Pleasant Valley Road west of Napavine. It was burning in the engine compartment, it was extinguished, the driver got out with no injuries, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

AND MORE …

• And, as usual, some misdemeanor domestic assaults, warrant arrests, violation of a no-contact order, neighbors arguing loudly, sighting of a runaway juvenile … and more

 

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Monday, February 25th, 2013

ANGRY ABOUT SMOKES

• A 66-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday for second-degree assault after he allegedly choked his wife following an argument about hidden cigarettes. A deputy responding about 11:45 a.m. to an address on state Route 505 was told Ronald G. Kipperman had also ripped the phone from his wife’s hands when she tried to dial 911, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim showed redness on her neck, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ALLEGED HEAD BUTTER CAUGHT

• A 27-year-old Winlock man was arrested last night for fourth-degree assault and then driving under the influence after the sheriff’s office was called to his father’s home where the son allegedly pushed his dad to the ground and head butted him because he was upset, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy subsequently located Kibling R.K. Placer driving near Front and Alder streets in Winlock where he was arrested, according to the sheriff’s office. Placer was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

NO PERMISSION TO GET BELONGINGS FROM HOME

• A 49-year-old Toledo man was arrested for burglary on Saturday after he reportedly forcibly entered a vacant residence on the 1500 block of state Route 505 in Toledo where he removed a wooden bookshelf and put it on the porch to pick up later. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said Daniel W. Fultz, had permission to remove his belongings from a shed, but only if a representative was present as the occupants had recently been evicted. Fultz was booked into the Lewis County Jail. His companion Gregory W. Merzoin, 50, of Toledo, was arrested for trespass and then released, according to Brown.

WANTED MAN FOUND IN  LEWIS COUNTY JAIL

• The “John Doe” arrested on Saturday night in Centralia for allegedly giving a fake name to get care at Providence Centralia Hospital turned out to be a 45-year-old man wanted for escape out of Alabama, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police booked David W. Foster, who they described as transient, into the Lewis County Jail on Saturday for forgery in connection with his visit to the hospital, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Foster got treatment for an ulcer, or something similar, and was given medication but gave another name, Denham said. Denham didn’t have specific details about where Foster escaped from, but said authorities in Alabama confirmed the warrant and want him back.

WORKERS ARRESTED FOR THEFT AT JUVENILE FACILITY

• A security officer at Green Hill was arrested on Friday afternoon for allegedly stealing $100 bill from a co-worker’s purse. A Chehalis police officer called about 2:40 p.m. to the juvenile detention facility on Southwest 11th Street was told he was the only one in the area, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Kenneth E. Sutherland, 40, of Castle Rock, was cited for third-degree theft and then released, Officer Linda Bailey said.

BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Virginia Drive where a woman said she returned home from work to discover items missing to include shoes, a broken cell phone and some makeup. She said she had left the front door unlocked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHOPLIFTING ALCOHOL

• Police were called about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday to the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis after an employee said a 17 or 18-year-old boy walked out of Safeway with two 24-packs of Coors beer. He was told he needed to pay but kept going and got in to a car that drove away, according to police. No suspect was located but an officer will review store security tapes, Officer Linda Bailey said. The loss is $34.98.

MAIL THEFT TOLEDO AREA

• Someone driving a newer pinkish-beige SUV was observed removing an envelope from a mailbox on the 100 block of Smokey Valley Road southwest of Toledo on Friday at about 2:20 p.m., the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.

DRUGS

• Jason F. Hooker was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on a warrant at about 10 p.m. on Friday on the 200 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A glass pipe with suspected drug residue was found when he was searched, according to the sheriff’s office. Hooker was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

OUTBREAK OF GRAFFITI

• A Chehalis police officer on patrol yesterday took numerous reports of graffiti spray painted on garages, beginning on the 700 block of Southwest McFadden Avenue. Noted were various letters in black such as TDG as well as least one using green and orange paint, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Other locations included the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue, the 500 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue, the 600 and 700 blocks of Southwest William Avenue and also Southwest Sixth Street, according to police.

• Centralia police took two reports yesterday of gang-style graffiti, the first on a garage door on the 300 block of South Buckner Street and the other on a building at the 300 block of South Diamond Street.

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called at 7:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a female catching a suspected prowler inside her car on the 1100 block of Borthwick Street in Centralia. The male subject ran off after she confronted him, and nothing was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 7 o’clock yesterday morning about someone cutting the soft top of a Jeep parked at the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia.

THEFT

• A debit card was stolen from a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Centralia police began investigating an unspecified theft at abut 10 p.m. Friday in connection with the 1400 block of Johnson Road.

HEALTH CARE ISSUES

• Centralia police say they arrested an unidentified male about 10 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Mellen Street for giving a fake name to obtain medical services. “John Doe” was booked into the Lewis County Jail for forgery, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

• A 58-year-old Longview man was arrested about 1:30 a.m. yesterday for allegedly interfering with a health care facility after contact with police at the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia. Craig Weighall was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to graffiti spray painted on the sides of two buildings on Friday; both at the 500 block of North Tower Avenue.

PACKWOOD FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION STILL

• The cause of a cabin fire in Packwood on Wednesday night is listed as undetermined, pending the outcome of an investigation by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters called about 7:30 p.m. extinguished a blaze that gutted an old Ohanepecosh cabin on the 500 block of Cannon Road, according to Lewis County Fire District 10. Fire investigator Derrick Paul said yesterday that’s all he could say about what he discovered.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013

SHORT-LIVED IMPERSONATION LEADS TO JAIL

• A 30-year-old man walking on North Fork Road outside Chehalis and contacted by a deputy about 10 o’clock yesterday morning was arrested for identity theft after he provided a fake name. Brian M. Hull was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for two warrants, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

RANDOM CHECKING LEADS TO STOLEN CAR

• A Chehalis police officer conducting random checks discovered a stolen, unoccupied vehicle parked at Southwest 16th Avenue and Thomsen Avenue about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. A wallet and credit cards found inside the 2009 Ford Focus, apparently missing from Thurston County, belonged to someone other than the registered owner, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD COMPLAINT WAS JUST BANK MISTAKE

• Centralia police reported they were called by a bank near Floral Street yesterday morning to investigate fraud by an older subject who allegedly cashed a check he had already deposited into his a account.  After further investigation, it was sorted out and found to be an error on the bank’s part, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning regarding an attempted burglary to a business on the 1500 block of Northwest State Avenue during the night. Further details were not readily available, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SMALL GRAFFITI

• Police were called at about 9:20 a.m. yesterday about graffiti on a fence on the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. It was a “couple of letters” not suspected to be gang-related, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND …

• And other calls and complaints such as fender bender, shoplift, warrant arrests, scratched paint on a car, vehicle gets egged, bike stolen from the Centralia library and more …

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Updated at 3:23 p.m.

FIRE STRIKES OLD PACKWOOD CABIN

• Crews in Packwood spent about three hours last night battling a blaze that gutted a dwelling on the 500 block of Cannon Road. Lewis County Fire District 10 Chief Lonnie Goble said the wooden structure was an old Ohanepecosh cabin that had been relocated there from Mount Rainier National Park. He wasn’t sure if anyone was currently residing in the cabin, but nobody was present when firefighters arrived. Nobody was injured. “I don’t know what caused it,” Goble said. “A fire investigator is going to come out and check it today.” The structure is probably a total loss, Goble said.

CHIMNEY FIRE CAUSES MINIMAL DAMAGE

• Firefighters were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday for a chimney fire at the 600 block of North Washington in Centralia. They cleaned out the firebox, checked for any extension into the walls and ceiling; and finding none, advised the resident not to use the chimney again until it is cleaned and inspected, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

THEFT IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a break-in to  storage building on the 1400 block of South Gold Street. An individual had recently moved out of their home and put their belongings there, according to police. It was immediately clear what all might have been stolen, according to Sgt. Carl Buster.

• Police took a report about 2 p.m. yesterday of the theft of a Wii game system from the 700 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING BOYFRIEND

• A 43-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly grabbing her boyfriend by the hair and “throwing him around” as well as obstructing a law enforcement officer because she reportedly struggled with police when they tried to question her. Officers called just after 10 a.m. to the 1100 block of Long Road in Centralia turned off the ignition to Polly A. McQuigg’s vehicle to prevent her from leaving but she grabbed the keys and wouldn’t get out, according to police. They took her out of the car, Sgt. Carl Buster said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault and obstructing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SNIFFING FOR GRAFFITI

• Police were called abut 10:40 p.m. yesterday when the owner of a laundry business walked outside, smelled the scent of fresh aerosol paint and saw a pair of individuals walking away. A small spot of black paint was found on the building on the 500 block of North Pearl Street but the two people who were contacted didn’t appear to have anything to do with it, according to the Centralia Police Department. The police department is offering up to $250 for tips that help them catch anyone posting graffiti.

FORMER COURT ASSISTANT SAYS BAD JUDGEMENT LED TO ALLOWING MARIJUANA ON HER PROPERTY

• The former Thurston County Superior Court judicial assistant charged with growing marijuana appeared briefly in court today where lawyers pushed her trial into the future while deputies continue to look for a key witness. Debbie Requa, 60, has pleaded not guilty to manufacturing marijuana. Because of conflicts, Lewis County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher was appointed a special deputy to prosecute the case and Lewis County Superior Court Judge James Lawler is hearing it. Lawler was told today by both Meagher and defense attorney Saxon Rodgers they need to postpone the trial because the man hasn’t been found. Outside the courtroom, Rodgers said it is an individual who rented his client’s garage who said he had papers authorizing him to cultivate medical marijuana. Requa said she’s not guilty, except for a “stupid, stupid, error in judgement” that caused her to lose her job. She said she rented the space for $500 a month because she needed the money and thought what he was doing was above board. “I never went into the garage, even when the police were there,” she said. The trial is now scheduled for May 20, although it’s not clear if it might take place in Thurston or Lewis county.

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• And other calls such as possible runaway juveniles, arrest for violation of no-contact order and suspicious activity: Looks like a drug deal, looks like a drunk driver, looks like a man laying on his back on the ground and more …