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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Updated at 12:36 p.m.

POLICE: WHAT NOT TO DO

• An individual called 911 about 3 o’clock this morning asking for an officer to standby during a purchase involving Craigslist he had arranged to occur at his home on Southwest Gails Avenue in Chehalis. An officer responded and the sale took place without incident, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said it was a case of not realizing until it was too late that conducting business in the night at your own home with a stranger from the Internet is not a good idea.

TREE FALLER BLAMED FOR POWER OUTAGE

• Firefighters called to an area off Davis Lane west of Onalaska about 11 o’clock yesterday found a tree which had been cut down and fell the wrong direction pulled down a 230,000 volt power line belonging to Bonneville Power Administration. Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner said he was sent to a nearby house to make sure everyone was accounted for and luckily  nobody was electrocuted, nobody was injured, and it didn’t start a fire. Conner said it was part of the lines that run from Mayfield Lake to the various distribution points. The owner of a land clearing company arrived and said he couldn’t find his employee, who apparently had taken off, Conner said. Workers from BPA handled getting tree removed, he said. Electricity in the area was restored, he said.

BACKYARD PROWLER

• Centralia police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of three bicycles from a backyard on the 500 block of South King Street.

UNWELCOME MOTHER-IN-LAW

• Police arrested a 56-year-old Centralia woman last night after she allegedly forced her way into her daughter-in-law’s home to get her son’s truck keys following his arrest earlier in the evening. Officers responding about 11:15 p.m. to the 600 block of Marion Street booked Teresa L. Perkins into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL AT GREEN HILL

• Chehalis police referred a case to prosecutors for a charge of third-degree assault yesterday following an investigation into an incident at Green Hill School on Aug. 11 in which an 18-year-old inmate allegedly charged a staff member who was trying to uncuff him, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

TRESPASS

• A 33-year-old woman discovered in an empty building this morning at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was arrested for first-degree trespass. Kristy A. Price-Alvarez was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 37-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for both a warrant and possession of heroin after contact with an officer at Marion Street and Oxford Avenue in Centralia about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Anna C. Bergman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for both a warrant and possession of an unspecified controlled substance after contact with an officer at the 1100 block of West Main Street in Centralia just after 8 p.m. yesterday. Dylan E. Pyrtle was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine after he was contacted by personnel from the state Department of Corrections and a deputy at the 100 block of Bear Cat Court outside Chehalis about 10:30 a.m. yesterday. A pipe and a bag of suspected methamphetamine was found, according, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. Derrick S. Alefteras was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

GOAT ROCKS FOREST FIRE STILL BEING WATCHED

• The Coal Creek Mountain Fire in the Goat Rocks Wilderness is still burning but remains at an estimated less than 10 acres in size, according to a spokesperson from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Sharon Steriti says it hasn’t grown since it was discovered a week ago; the recent rains and high humidity have helped keep the fire activity low. Fire personnel are scouting for locations where they could build containment lines in case that becomes necessary, according to Steriti. The fire is in a remote and extremely steep and rugged terrain, according to GPNF.

WRECKS

• Three vehicle were totaled in a multiple vehicle rear-end collision in front of Winlock High School yesterday evening that resulted in one person being taken to a hospital with minor injuries,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened just before 5:15 p.m. at the 200 block of North Military Road; all drivers were 16 years old, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Two people were hospitalized yesterday after a two-vehicle rear-end collision at about 5 p.m. on state Route 505 just west of Toledo, according to the Washington State Patrol. A pickup truck driven by Jacob R. Baker, 21, of Toledo, struck the back end of a pickup driven by Craig K. McCown, 51, of Kelso, which had slowed to turn left, according to the state patrol. Baker and a 17-year-old passenger from Castle Rock in McCown’s truck were both taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, the state patrol reported.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving under the influence, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, disorderly person, other misdemeanor theft; complaint about barking, crying, howling dog  … and more.

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

CENTRALIA RESIDENT FLEES INTRUDER

• Police were called yesterday morning to the 500 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia when an individual entered, or began to enter, a home while a 69-year-old woman was watching television in her living room. The person saw her and ran out the back door, she ran out the front door to a neighbor’s to call 911, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Stacy Denham said the back door had been unlocked. All she saw was a sleeve, described as on a dark jacket with a white stripe, Denham said. Nothing was missing and nobody hurt, but police are still investigating, according to Denham.

BREAK-IN CINEBAR

• A deputy was called yesterday regarding a burglary at the 100 block of Summer Run Drive in Cinebar in which two guns, a generator and various tools were stolen. The victim said sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the night before, someone came into her residence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BREAK-IN WINLOCK

• The sheriff’s office reported this morning that a deputy took a report on Saturday of a burglary at the 300 block of Pine Tree Road near Winlock. Among the valuables taken sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. that day were a Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun and a red jewelry box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

POSSIBLE MAIL THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday regarding several mailboxes getting broken into along the 3700 block of Galvin Road.

POLICE: DRIVING WHILE HIGH

• A 55-year-old motorist was arrested about 11 o’clock last night for driving under the influence of drugs after he reportedly pulled in front of a patrol car and then stopped in the road on the 200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. “The officer had to stop to avoid a collision,” Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Bruce M. Piper, from Olympia, also was found with suspected heroin in his pocket, according to Denham. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor theft, collisions, suspicious circumstances, disputes, bicycle stolen from skate park, motorist getting mooned by someone in another vehicle,  possible scam through the mail … and more.

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Monday, August 26th, 2013

Updated at 4:09 p.m.

JUMPED IN CENTRALIA

• Police are investigating an assault from last night in which a 26-year-old Centralia man was struck by an individual, possibly with some kind of metal pipe in the area of the 100 block of South Washington Avenue. Officers were called about 11 p.m. by someone who overheard three males speaking of a robbery and then subsequently by the victim, according to the Centralia Police Department. He said he was just sitting waiting for a ride and had no idea why the trio attacked him, according to police. His injuries didn’t require him to go to the hospital; he had swelling on his head and scrapes on his back, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham.

FEMALE SAYS SHE WAS SHOVED FROM VEHICLE

• Chehalis police are investigating a possible assault after a call last night to the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue where a crying woman said she she was pushed out of a vehicle. An officer was called about 8 p.m. to a business after the woman arrived there and she was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked out, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL PATIENT

• Police were called to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital early yesterday morning when a patient allegedly charged a nurse and attempted to punch another. The two male nurses restrained 33-year-old Giovanni L. Revetria with a bear hug, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened about 12:30 a.m. at the 900 block of South Schueber Road, according to police Revetria was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to police.

DOMESTIC ISSUE

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was arrested on Saturday evening after an alleged assault at the 200 block of North King Street in Centralia. Officers called about 5:40 p.m. were told Glenn A. Tukes choked his wife; he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

ROAD RAGE WITH BARE BUTT

• Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday after a dispute in which a driver allegedly jumped out of his vehicle, dropped his pants and mooned another driver and when she followed him, he stopped and backed up and struck her vehicle. It began in the parking lot at Twin City Town Center, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim identified the 36-year-old man by looking at a photo and he will be mailed a citation for hit and run to his home in Hoodsport, according to police.

ART THEFT

• More than $5,000 worth of Native American art pieces have been reported stolen from the 100 block of Frost Creek Road in Glenoma. A deputy called yesterday was told that sometime since July 20, someone entered the home and left with items such as multi-colored beaded baskets, clay pots, bottles and sterling silver pieces, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT OF MONEY

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to a home on Southwest William Avenue about a large amount of cash missing from a lock box sometime in the previous week and a half. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FOILED THEFT

• A 23-year-old Rochester man was arrested early yesterday morning for attempted vehicle theft after he was allegedly caught inside someone else’s vehicle in the area of West First and M streets. Officers responding about 3:40 a.m. confronted the individual but he took off running and tried to jump over a fence, according to the Centralia Police Department. A police dog took the suspect the ground and held him until he was handcuffed, according to police. Max A. Lyons was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 42-year-old Onalaska man was sentenced to five years in prison today for an incident at the end of June in which he was caught traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone and had been drinking. Clifford Lee Stone Jr. was stopped by a state trooper on state Route 508 on June 29. He was convicted after a trial last week under the state’s felony DUI law. Judge James Lawler was told this morning in Lewis County Superior Court that Stone has six previous convictions for driving under the influence, one for felony DUI and a conviction for vehicular assault that occurred while he was intoxicated. Lawler told Stone it was clear the only thing that was going to stop him and would protect the community was being locked up. Stone chose not to make a statement on his own behalf. His defense lawyer Michael Underwood filed a notice of appeal.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances, disputes, misdemeanor assaults, violation of protection order, gas drive off, other misdemeanor thefts, collisions, graffiti on building, folding chairs taken from front porch; complaints of loud party, barking dog … and more.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013

SIX ESCAPE BURNING RESIDENCE IN SALKUM

• A Salkum family is without a home after fire tore through their two-story house on the 800 block of Gore Road today. Crews called just before 11 a.m. found six people who had gotten out safely, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. “We had smoke rolling out of three sides of the structure and it had just started burning the roof over the garage,” Fire Chief Duran McDaniel said. The roof collapsed, the walls remain standing but most of the contents are probably destroyed or damaged, McDaniel said. The couple who owns the property built the home about 20 years ago and were out of town, he said. McDaniel wasn’t certain who all was there, as the Red Cross arrived and worked with the occupants, some he thought were visitors. He believed they included a young adult, three teenage-ish aged persons, a child and an infant. Nobody was injured at all, he said, adding it could have been entirely different it occurred at night while they were sleeping. McDaniel praised the volunteers who battled the blaze until 2 p.m., some of whom were on the scene until after 4 p.m. “We had 27 firefighters from four districts that worked their butts off today,” he said. An investigator came out and will return tomorrow, he said. Initially, something electrical is suspect as it seemed to have originated near a laundry room, he said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 7 o’clock this morning about a burglary to a home at the 300 block of West Magnolia Street.

DID YOU FEEL THE EARTH MOVE?

• Light shaking was reported felt in Glenoma yesterday with lesser trembling detected from Packwood to Longview when a magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred about 2:38 p.m. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded it just northwest of Mount St. Helens, along the Spirit Lake Highway. The quake, at about nine miles deep, was followed by several minor earthquakes and then just after 6 p.m., one measuring at 3.4 and another at 3.1, according to the PNSN. According to PNSN charting, the amount of seismicity noted around the volcano during the past month doesn’t qualify as more than average.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for  misdemeanor theft … and more.

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CORRECTION: The news item above regarding the earthquakes has been updated to correct a typo which erroneously reported the size of the third quake.

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Friday, August 23rd, 2013
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Police converge on Harrison Avenue in Centralia after a man with a knife allegedly tries to get into someone else’s vehicle. / Courtesy photo by Nikkie Severance

ROAD RAGE AT FREEWAY ONRAMP

• A 47-year-old Chehalis man was arrested at gun point yesterday on Harrison Avenue near Belmont in Centralia after a motorist reported someone approached his parked vehicle screaming, punching the window and trying to get inside. Police called about 7:10 p.m. were told the man had pulled over on the freeway onramp to use his cell phone when a stranger approached with a knife, according to the Centralia Police Department. The stranger yelled and tried to break the window and then abruptly left, getting into a black truck and driving away, Officer John Panco said. Officers locating the truck ordered Harvey C. Maddux to get out and he apparently fought with them a little bit when it came time to get into a patrol car, Panco said. Maddux was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to police. Panco said he didn’t know what upset Maddux.

MORE SOUTH COUNTY BURGLARIES

• A deputy was called yesterday to a residential burglary at the 900 block of state Route 506 near Vader. Sometime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone made forced entry and left with jewelry and cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a break-in to a home at the 200 block of McClure Road near Winlock in which a gold ring and other items were stolen. It happened sometime since July 29, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the sheriff’s office has seen an uptick in burglaries in the south end of the county and they are looking into similarities in recent cases.

BAD HOUSE GUEST

• Centralia police took a report about 3:25 a.m. today of clothing and other items such as electronics stolen from a home on the 1100 block of F Street. A house guest is suspected in the theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police yesterday recorded instances of graffiti on a trailer, a shed and another building on the 1000 block of J Street and the an alley near the 600 block of G Street.

FRENCH FRY ACCIDENT

• Firefighters and medics were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday to Winlock home with a cooking fire. Responders arriving to the 1000 block of Southeast First Street learned a potful of oil for french fries had ignited and the resident attempted to carry it outside, using a paper towel to hold onto it, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. She was treated at the scene for a minor burn to her hand, Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said. The only other damage was a scorch mark on the linoleum, he said. Anderson recommended the safest way to deal with such an incident is to cover the pan with its lid or douse the flames with a fire extinguisher. He reminds folks never to put water on a grease fire.

VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• A motorist was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after colliding with a utility pole on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue overnight. Police responding about 3:25 a.m. found the man with minor injuries, but the pole broke about 15 feet up and tipped, according to the Centralia Police Department. The cause remains under investigation, according to police. The roadway was closed for workers to replace the pole, police said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, collisions, misdemeanor thefts, disputes; complaints of neighbor’s loud music … and more.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Updated at 5:14 p.m.

INMATE FLEES CHEHALIS MUNICIPAL COURT, FOUND IN BUSHES

• A 20-year-old Rochester woman booked early yesterday morning for drugs escaped from police custody just outside Chehalis Municipal Court just before 3 p.m. yesterday. Kyrstin R. Daarud, aka Kyrstin Lane bolted as she and two other inmates were taken out of a patrol car in the parking lot at the 300 block of North Market Boulevard, according to police. Officers converged on the area and found her within about 10 minutes, hiding in some bushes a few blocks to the south, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson. She was dressed in an orange jail garb and chains, he said. Daarud was arrested about 4:30 a.m. that day in Centralia for possession of heroin, methamphetamine, unlawfully possessing a firearm and a misdemeanor warrant, according to police. She was being taken to the Chehalis court to deal with her warrant. She’s back in the Lewis County Jail with a new potential charge of first-degree escape. Wilson said he will recommend she be charged with theft as well for taking off with their handcuffs.

CHILD ASSAULT ALLEGED

• Deputies investigating an incident from last year at the request of police in Spokane arrested Donny R. Elliott, 37, yesterday at his home on the 100 block of Chandler Road west of Chehalis for second-degree assault, second-degree assault of a child and harassment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. While there, they also learned a new alleged misdemeanor assault involving a 22-year-old female, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• A deputy was called last night to a burglary at the 200 block of state Route 506 near Toledo in which someone broke through a back door of a home and left with numerous valuables including an Olympus camera, a Sony camera and a humidor as well as credit cards, gift cards and checks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is more than $1,000, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 4:50 a.m. today when the owner of a white 2013 Kia discovered the car missing from where it had been parked on the 1000 block of Ellsbury Street.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a backpack from a vehicle parked at the 700 block of Hamilton Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia man who was picked up on a warrant about 4 o’clock this morning at a residence on the 300 block of North Pearl Street was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when a search turned up a suspected meth pipe in his sweatshirt pocket. Treston D. Zimmerman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police investigating suspicious activity about 12:30 a.m. along the 1200 block of West Main Street ended up arresting a 21-year-old man who had unopened packets of Suboxone in his pocket but no proof the items were prescribed to him. Centralia Police Department Sgt. Carl Buster said he believes the items are patches used to help people got off of heroin. It is a schedule three narcotic and its necessary to carry such materials in their original containers with their prescription label, Buster said. Jantzen J. Redle-Schumacher was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A murder trial was set for next month but instead 32-year-old Corey R. Morgan will appear before a judge next week for a hearing in which he is expected to change his plea in connection with last month’s violent death of his girlfriend. Brenda Bail, 48, died from strangulation and an injury to her head, and Morgan is accused of staging a vehicle wreck on a logging road west of Morton in an attempt to cover it up on July 19. The couple lived in Chehalis. He previously pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Shane O’Rourke said a hearing is now scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Monday, but declined to reveal details about any plea agreement.

•  Jonathan D. Greyeagle, 22, pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree assault of a child in connection with allegedly giving his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son a black eye and causing significant bruising on his buttocks. The Chehalis man was arrested on Monday when police and Child Protective Services visited the home. According to charging documents, under questioning, the boy said he was being bad and his “dad” hit him, giving him a bloody nose, and also that his dad spanks him with his hand and with a shoe. Greyeagle told an officer he only spanks the child with an open hand, but agreed the bruises on his bottom were excessive and said he lost control, according to the documents. He told the officer it would never happen again. Greyeagle allegedly admitted hitting the child in the face, but said it only occurred once, according to the documents. The court documents are silent on details about specifically what occurred or when or where it happened and who reported the bruises to CPS. He is charged in Lewis County Superior Court and remains jailed on $25,000 bail. Court documents say the 23-year-old mother had taken photos and told police she told Greyeagle if it happened again, she would leave him. She said she did not see the bruises until a few days after, because the child was staying at her mothers home. Court documents also state Greyeagle is prohibited from contacting any witnesses in the case or his wife. A trial was scheduled for the week of Oct. 14.

WRECK

• A 15-year-old driver was taken to Morton General Hospital yesterday after a motor home ran a red light on U.S. Highway 12 at Williams Street in Mossyrock. Troopers called just after noontime found the Volkswagen Jetta in a ditch and totaled, but the motor home was still drivable, according to the Washington State Patrol. Wayne A. Vigre, who has a learner’s permit, was with his mother in the car, according to the state patrol. He had a sore neck and back but no broken bones, Trooper Will Finn said. The Silver Creek teenager was turning from northbound Williams to head west and the motor home was traveling eastbound, according to Finn. It’s driver, Leon Summer, 77, of Morton, was reportedly unhurt, but ticketed for failing to stop at the light, Finn said. The mother, Debra L. Kaech, 40, was also uninjured, according to the investigating trooper.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, collisions, misdemeanor thefts, disputes, noises on a back porch at night, graffiti on a garage door; complaints of someone stealing ashtray of cigarette butts off porch, driver texting on freeway, cats walking across parked car, barking dogs … and more.

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Volkswagen Jetta comes to rest in a ditch off the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 at Williams Street in Mossyrock. / Courtesy photo

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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS HEAD TO LEAVENWORTH

• Crews from Mossyrock and Toledo were dispatched last night to a wildfire east of the mountains which has grown to about 1,500 acres since yesterday morning. The Eagle Fire is burning timber, brush and grass about five miles northeast of Leavenworth. Fire Districts in Tenino and Rochester each sent personnel as well. “We’ve been there before on fires, it’s very steep terrain, and challenging,” West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Robert Scott said. Authorities requested 10 wildland strike teams last night. Some mandatory evacuations from residences were ordered this morning, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. More than 300 personnel are assigned to the fire which is labeled with a growth potential of high. Mossyrock’s Lewis County Fire District 3 sent two people and Toledo’s District 2 sent three, as did the two south Thurston County departments. Follow the fire news here.

DRUGS

• A 20-year-old Rochester woman was arrested early this morning for a misdemeanor warrant as well as possession of heroin, methamphetamine and also a firearm, something she is prohibited from having, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kyrstin R. Lane was booked into the Lewis County jail after contact with an officer about 4:30 a.m. in the area of South Pearl and West Pear streets in Centralia, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 10:30 a.m. yesterday regarding graffiti spray painted on a wall at the 600 block of West Sixth Street.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order, driving under the influence; responses for parking lot collisions, suspicious circumstances,  receiving a bad check … and more.

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

POLICE SEEKING MAN MISSING FROM CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police are looking for a 24-year-old man reported missing who was staying at a house on West Main Street operated by Cascade Mental Health. Robert Springer has significant medical needs as in his medication, which he left behind, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He is described as 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair, according to police. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said Springer is of Korean descent, does not drive and has no cell phone. Police had an unconfirmed report of him in the Toledo area, he said. Wilson said Springer has a past history of becoming violent without his medication. His mother called police yesterday and said she had not spoken with him since Friday morning. Police don’t know when he left or what he was wearing, Wilson said.

CHILD ASSAULT

• A 22-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for third-degree assault of a child following a visit  by Child Protective Services and a police officer to a home on the 400 block of Northwest Division Street in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. The 5-year-old son of his girlfriend was found with significant bruises on his buttocks and face, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jonathan D. Greyeagle was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said he didn’t know for sure when it occurred as the bruises had begun to heal.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a deputy responded on Friday night to an apparent attempted break-in to a home while it’s occupants were getting ready to go to bed. A 74-year-old man at the 200 block of Howe Road called 911 about 9:20 p.m. to say the couple had heard a loud bang and discovered someone tried to break in through a back door.

VANDALISM

• A woman called police about 12:40 p.m. yesterday when she heard what sounded like a rock hit a window at the 500 block of West Cherry Avenue in Centralia. A BB-sized hole was found in the glass, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called yesterday to take a report that someone spray painted green on a headstone at the 1800 block of Greenwood Cemetery on Van Wormer Street. Sgt. Stacy Denham said it may be related to an incident that occurred a month or so ago.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of graffiti painted on a garage door at the 500 block of West Hanson Street.

HIT AND RUN

• Centralia police called about 12:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a hit and run in a parking lot subsequently arrested Allen D. Miller, 56, for driving under the influence, in the area of the 1100 block of Belmont Avenue. Miller, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for collisions, hit and run, misdemeanor thefts, belligerent customers, whimpering dog observed alone in a parked van, person imagining things, person hollering things … and more.

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Monday, August 19th, 2013

INDUSTRIAL PARK BREAK-IN

• Four individuals were arrested after a deputy responded to a silent burglary alarm about 2 a.m. on Sunday at a building in the Chehalis Industrial Park. Three people seen running from the area at the 100 block of McBride Court were detained and then arrested for burglary, as was an individual contacted down the road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Stolen were several gas cans and gas cards and other items, according to the sheriff’s office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Brent J. Nason, 24, and Edwin A. Castillo, both from Seattle, as well as Cameron D. Wynn, 22, of Bonney Lake, according to the sheriff’s office. A 17-year-old girl was also booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. Their vehicle turned out to be stolen from Seattle, Snaza said. The investigation is continuing.

FAILED SHOPLIFT

• Chehalis police found a 22-year-old suspect hiding in the bushes near Wendy’s restaurant after being called to Wal-Mart for a person who ran out of the store with a shopping cart full of merchandise at about 12:08 a.m. on Saturday. Mary K. Tauro, a homeless person from DesMoines, was arrested for second-degree theft and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She allegedly tried to steal $816 worth of clothing, jewelry and other items, according to police.

STOLEN 27-SPEED BIKE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a $1,000 Trek bicycle with a rifle rack on its handle bars was reported stolen on Thursday from a residence in the 3000 block of Prill Road in Centralia. The 27-speed bike was taken sometime between Aug. 1 and Aug. 13, according to the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the case is under investigation.

SERIOUS DISPUTE

• A 30-year-old Tumwater man was arrested on Saturday evening for allegedly threatening to kill a 25-year-old, with whom there was a no contact order, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police called about 5:45 p.m. to the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis arrested Jonah M. Johnson for felony harassment and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR DUNKED

• A deputy was called last night to the 600 block of Mineral Hill Road in Mineral after a 20-year-old Eatonville woman discovered someone had pushed her car into a nearby pond. It happened sometime between 8:20 p.m. and 9 p.m. while she was at a residence looking for a friend, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she didn’t know who would do that to her Saturn station wagon, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. The case is under investigation.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Rochester man arrested about 1 a.m. today at the 1200 block of Borthwick Street in Centralia for an outstanding warrant was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. Michael D. Snyder was booked into the Lewis County, according to police.

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for a drug violation after a “couple of pills that might by Oxycontin” were found on him during a traffic stop yesterday afternoon in Chehalis. An officer followed an erratically driven motorcycle about 3:20 p.m. to an alley near Southwest Wilson Avenue and 13th Street where Derek W. Burke was detained for allegedly driving under the influence, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 55-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine  when contacted about a warrant from the state Department of Corrections at about 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Twin City Town Center in Chehalis. A small plastic baggie containing a crystal substance was found on the ground near him, according to police. Daryl A. Ball was booked into the Lewis County, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A deputy was called about noon on Sunday to the 400 block of Independence Road west of Chehalis where someone had prowled through vehicles belonging to five people overnight which were parked in a field during a large wedding the day before. Among the missing valuables were musical instruments, cash, credit cards, tools, and cell phones totaling about $4,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 9 a.m. on Saturday regarding someone keying a profane message onto a 23-year-old woman’s BMW parked on Southeast Adams Avenue.

• A 47-year-old Centralia man was arrested for breaking a fence during a dispute at the 1100 block of F Street in Centralia early this morning. Harvey C. Maddux was booked into the Lewis County jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, intoxicated underage person, falling asleep and driving into ditch; responses for alarms, disturbances, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, graffiti to a residence, child custody issues, suspicious circumstances, lost stuff, found stuff; complaints of loud party … and more.

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Sunday, August 18th, 2013

MISSING TRUCK

• A red 1987 Ford Ranger was reported stolen just before 2 o’clock this morning from the 1700 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. The 4×4 truck is described as lifted with big tires and a license plate reading B82918G, according to the Centralia Police Department. Its keys had been left inside, according to police.

POLICE: VEHICLE PROWLERS CAUGHT

• A 19-year-old and two younger teens found themselves in trouble in connection with car prowling early yesterday morning in Centralia. Officers responded just after 1 a.m. to the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia and arrested Robert D. Knechtel, 19, of Centralia, for vehicle prowl, possession of stolen property and minor in possession of alcohol, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. The cases involving the boy and the girl are being referred for possible charges of vehicle prowl, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports of several incidents of graffiti found on the sides of buildings yesterday, including at the 400 block of North Oak Street, 200 block of West Center Street and the 800 block of North Tower Avenue.

• Centralia police responded to the 11000 block of Harrison Avenue about 4:30 a.m. today regarding the windshield of a vehicle being smashed with a rock.

WRECK

• A 49-year-old Chehalis man, Robert O. Holmquist, was injured but not transported to the hospital yesterday evening after a wreck following a tire blow out on his 1996 Chevrolet stepside van on Interstate 5 near the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange, according to the Washington State Patrol. Holmquist was traveling southbound just before 7:30 p.m. and his truck ended up traveling all the way to the right, then all the way back to the left striking the center barrier and rolling, coming to rest on its wheels, according to the state patrol. No citation is expected, according to the investigating trooper. He was wearing a seat belt. The truck was totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, disorderliness and obstruction; responses for misdemeanor thefts such as a bicycle, wallets … and more.

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Friday, August 16th, 2013

Updated at 5:37 p.m.

COINCIDENCE, OR RESTAURANT RAGE?

• Centralia police were called to O’Blarney’s restaurant on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue about 6:45 p.m. yesterday after a large window in front was shot with a BB and shattered. A group of six customers sitting outside beneath it didn’t see how it happened but an officer found the BB, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were looking for a customer who said he was unhappy with his order, paid for it and left moments earlier; the bartender saw the man outside, according to police. Nobody was injured, Sgt. Carl Buster said.

DRUNK AND SUPER DISORDERLY

• A 20-year-old Boistfort woman who was reportedly very drunk and running naked down a rural road was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault of an officer. Deputies dispatched about 10:50 p.m. yesterday to the area of Pe Ell-McDonald and Boistfort roads west of Chehalis found Cassandra L. McBride with “some” clothing on but highly intoxicated and uncooperative, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She indicated she had come from a home on WIldwood Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Once in the back of a patrol car, McBride allegedly kicked at the vehicle windows and then kicked a deputy, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. At the jail, she spit in the face of a corrections officer, Snaza said.

ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police were contacted by an individual very early yesterday morning who reported a rape. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A woman called police about 9:30 a.m. yesterday after her Dodge van vanished from where it had been parked the night before at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis. It was found by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Black Hawk Lane, heavily damaged and missing its tires and wheels, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday by an individual who saw a male in a black Toyota Celica stop and remove a car battery and gas cans from inside a carport at the 200 block of Aurora Street in Centralia.

CAR TAMPERING

• A woman called police just before 11 a.m. yesterday after discovering someone had removed all the “relays” from the fuse boxes in both her Volkswagen Jettas while they were parked on the 100 block of Northeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PHONY MONEY ORDER DOESN’T FLY

• A landlord called police yesterday morning after receiving the rent payment for an apartment on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in  the form of an apparently fake money order.

UNWELCOME WAKE UP CALL

• A resident on the 900 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue in Chehalis called police just before 5 a.m. yesterday after someone threw a package of lit fireworks on to their front porch.

STASH FOUND?

• Chehalis police were called on Wednesday afternoon when a citizen found a case of beer, with only a couple missing, in an alley near the 300 block of Southwest 14th Street.

INMATES AT LARGE LOCATED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police responded to Valley View Medical Center on the 2600 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue about 4:55 p.m. yesterday when they got word an inmate on furlough from the Lewis County Jail who had not returned as expected the day before was spotted there. Jeffrey A. Church, 38, from Onalaska, was taken into custody and back to the jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 6:10 p.m. by someone who spotted an inmate on furlough from the Lewis County Jail who had not returned as expected. Kevon L. Tracy, 41, of Chehalis, was walking along North Market Boulevard and observed by a person who had seen him featured on the Washington’s Most Wanted web site, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Tracy was taken into custody near the Lewis County Historical Museum, returned to the jail and booked for first-degree escape, according to police.

NO CITIZEN’S ARREST

• Centralia police responded to the Chevron gas station on Mellen Street in Centralia about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when a man told the owner he was placing him under citizens arrest for selling synthetic drugs and calling police. He was a father in his 40s, upset the store carried something called “potpourri” that apparently his daughter was smoking and getting “wigged out,” according to the Centralia Police Department. “We go there and had to explain to the guy, this is legal to sell, it’s not a controlled substance,” Sgt. Carl Buster said. “I told him, you cannot be placing anyone under citizens arrest in this state, or you could be held liable for unlawful imprisonment.” Buster said the father hadn’t handcuffed or touched the man he wanted to arrest. Nobody was arrested.

WRECKS

• A 59-year-old Salkum man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a wreck on U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel yesterday in which his car left the roadway to the right crossed the ditch and traveled approximately 100 feet on the grass before rolling several times. Troopers called about 4:30 p.m. found the 1990 Lincoln Town Car in the westbound lane. The driver Arthur E. Marker had not been wearing a seat belt, according to the Washington State Patrol. An unknown medical condition caused the collision, according to the state patrol. Marker this afternoon was moved out of the intensive care unit and listed in satisfactory condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The car was totaled.

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a reported rollover collision on the 200 block of North Military Road east of Winlock at about 2 o’clock this morning. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault, disorderliness; responses for collisions, violation of no contact order, suicidal subject, possible drunk driver, hit and run to a fence, hit and run in parking lot, misdemeanor theft, suspicious behavior at a pharmacy, a friendly pit bull running around a neighborhood trying to go into other people’s homes; complaints of neighbor’s loud music, a speeding car which passed in a no passing zone, two racing vehicles which almost hit another motorist … and more.

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Thursday, August 15th, 2013

SUPER UNHAPPY CUSTOMER

• A 73-year-old man trying to check into a Centralia motel yesterday evening apparently took issue with a requirement, under Centralia municipal code, that he show his identification in order to get a room. Police say Robert K. Stone, of Edmonds, threatened to go get a gun and shoot the person behind the desk at the Peppertree Motel. “The clerk was scared, terrified actually,” Officer John Panco said. Officers called about 6:40 p.m. to the 1200 block of Alder Street subsequently located their suspect at a nearby restaurant, according to the Centralia Police Department. Stone was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, according to police.

THEFT

• A 78-year-old Mossyrock area woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report her home had been burglarized on Monday between 12:45 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy who responded to the 200 block of Klickitat Creek Road learned that numerous items totaling almost $1,800 were missing, including a 25 caliber revolver, four bottles of alcohol, a purse, jewelry and an antique clock, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A man called Centralia police yesterday to report a handgun he kept at his workplace on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue had been stolen. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday regarding theft of a stereo from a vehicle at the 1000 block of West Main Street.

A LITTLE ROAD RAGE

• A motorist who said he slammed on his brakes to get the vehicle behind him to stop following so closely was cited for second-degree negligent driving after a rear end collision early yesterday morning on the 100 block of Newaukum Valley Road southwest of Chehalis. Neither driver was injured, but both vehicles – including David C. Rader’s 1991 Chevrolet pickup – were damaged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The other driver, a 30-year-old from Mossyrock, was cited for following too closely, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS LOOKING FOR HANDOUTS

• Firefighters will be returning to an intersection on Belmont Avenue near the Centralia Outlets this afternoon from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. to continue their “Fill the Boot” campaign. It’s an annual event to raise money for muscular dystrophy, according to Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Terry Ternan.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for shoplifting, collisions … and more.

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

LOADER BURNS AT LUMBER MILL

• Members of four fire departments descended upon a lumber mill in the Chehalis Industrial Park yesterday when a large log loader caught fire. Crews called just before 1 p.m. to Cascade Hardwood on Ribelin Road found the burning piece of equipment parked, fortunately, about 30 yards from stacks of logs, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. “If it had spread to the log yard, we’d still be there,” Firefighter Mike Goodwillie said this morning. It took about 15 personnel and almost two hours to extinguish the blaze, which destroyed the $400,000 loader, according to Goodwillie. “The tires themselves were about 6-feet tall and on top of that, there were spot fires of grease and oil,” he said. “It was very large, the largest vehicle I’ve ever fought.”

DEER WRECK

• A 21-year-old woman totaled her Honda Civic but sustained only minor injuries when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer and ended up in a ditch early yesterday morning on the 900 block of Bunker Creek Road west of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 6 a.m. and the Chehalis resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

HIT AND RUN

• A 21-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly struck two vehicles in a parking lot on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia overnight and then left. An officer called about 2:30 a.m. was told someone heard it happen and then her vehicle was found parked in the area, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kayla M. Burleson, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for hit and run, third degree driving with a suspended license and for an outstanding warrant, according to Officer John Panco.

OOPS

• A 17-year-old boy reporting for a “UA” at the Lewis County Juvenile Justice Center found himself in trouble when a search of his bag turned up a pipe yesterday. A Chehalis police officer responded about 11 a.m. and took the item which smelled of burnt marijuana, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case will be referred to juvenile prosecutors for a charging decision, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic incidents, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disorderly subjects, stolen bicycles, collisions, pedestrian behaving strangely; complaints of speeding vehicle, cars squealing tires in a parking lot … and more.

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

BREAK-INS CENTRALIA, MORTON, TOLEDO

• Someone stole several pieces of jewelry, an iPod and about $100 cash in a burglary at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11 a.m. yesterday.

• A 78-year-old Morton area woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday after discovering a burglary at her home on the 400 block of Dodge Road. Among the missing valuables are several pieces of jewelry, including a diamond wedding ring and freshwater pearls, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $3,500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a deputy responded last Friday to a burglary at the 200 block of Drews Prairie Road near Toledo in which roughly $1,600 worth of property was taken. It happened between 12:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. Among the items missing are clothing, two laptop computers, an iPad, a Wii game system and a Canon camera with lens, flash and and case, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza.

CAR PROWL

• Morton police were called about a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of Temple Avenue on Saturday morning. Some of the missing property was later found in a nearby yard, according to the Morton Police Department.

PETTY THEFT

• Chehalis police were called after a woman was observed picking up change from the fountain in front of the library yesterday afternoon. A suspect was located in the area and returned approximately $2 in coins to an officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday of a possible sexual assault of a teenage girl. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ATTEMPTED FRAUD

• A man who lives on Snively Avenue in Chehalis reported to police yesterday he received a phone call from a male claiming to be be his grandson who needed funds to get home from Cancun, Mexico. The potential victim of a scam told the caller to get the money from his parents and hung up, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of North Washington Avenue where someone had apparently shot one vehicle with a pain ball gun and another vehicle with a BB gun, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

WILDFIRE FIGHT

• Personnel from fire districts in Morton, Toledo and Napavine headed out over the weekend to assist with a wildfire in Chelan County, which was 70 percent contained as of yesterday. The so-called Milepost 10 fire – about eight miles south of Wenatchee, near Malaga – was sparked by lightening late Friday night and threatened some 150 residences, according to information from the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. Megan Van Egdom, of Lewis County Fire District 5, took the opportunity to remind  the public to be safe during fire season by making sure the exterior of their homes are cleared of any vegetation or debris.

TRAFFIC MESS

• A log truck making a turn at East Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday morning bumped a utility pole and ended up pulling down live wires and snapping the pole, causing an hours-long closure of the road. Aid was called to the scene just after 10 a.m. as a woman on the sidewalk was struck in the head with something which possibly fell during the incident. She just wanted to make sure she wasn’t bleeding and did not need to go to the hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Personnel from the state Department of Transportation and Centralia City Light responded and made repairs. North Pearl Street, which is part of state Route 507, was closed until about 7 p.m., according to Fire Capt. Ken Colombo.

TRAFFIC DANGER

• A 25-year-old motorist from Roy was arrested on Saturday afternoon after he allegedly drove through multiple camp sites which were being used by people at Gus Backstrom Park in Morton. Austin A. Coda’s vehicle was impounded and he was cited for reckless endangerment, according to the Morton Police Department.

• A 25-year-old woman detained for driving under the influence overnight was arrested for that as well as reckless endangerment as she had her two children in the vehicle with her, according to the Centralia Police Department. Mary A. Orlik, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail after the approximately 2 a.m. contact with an officer, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of protection order, trespassing; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, disputes, disorderly subject, found bicycle, parental custody issues … and more.

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Monday, August 12th, 2013

ASSAULTS

• A sheriff’s deputy responding to a Silver Creek area home yesterday evening when a parent asked that a disorderly 50-year-old son be removed, was slapped, punched, kicked and then head butted by the man, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Initially, the deputy sergeant responding around 7 p.m. to the 1200 block of state Route 122 said the son couldn’t be arrested simply because of a verbal dispute, but as the deputy sergeant spoke with the intoxicated man, the man became aggressive and began assaulting him, according to the sheriff’s office. After the alleged assault, Dawayne C. McCash was taken to the hospital for medical clearance for an unspecified reason and they kept him because of a prior injury, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday after allegedly walking toward his neighbor holding a combat knife in his hand and making a threat to kill him. A deputy called about 12:25 p.m. to the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue arrested Henry Herrera-Montealegre for felony harassment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it is unknown what the disagreement with the 39-year-old victim was about.

• Chehalis police were called about 8:20 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue where a 35-year-old man had allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the neck. He is wanted for second-degree assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department

JOHN DOE BOOKED

• A male from Seattle was arrested for disorderly conduct when he reportedly walked into the women’s restroom on the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue in Centralia yesterday. Police responding about 1 p.m. didn’t believe he really was the person his “documents” said he was and because he would not give his “correct” name, he was booked into the Lewis County Jail as “John Doe,” according to the Centralia Police Department. He was Hispanic, according to police.

STOLEN FIREARMS

• Centralia police took a report from the 1600 block of Sunset Way in Centralia on Saturday of two revolvers which disappeared sometime in the previous five months.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for warrants and possession of methamphetamine just after 6 a.m. yesterday at the 1500 block of Lum Road in Centralia. Nicholas A. Mullins was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 20-year-old man from Bonney Lake who allegedly gave false information to a police officer during a contact on Saturday morning at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Austin Wenner was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• The case involving a 17-year-old girl contacted about 9 a.m. on Saturday at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was referred to prosecutors for a charge of possession of marijuana, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STEALING FUEL

• Chehalis police were called to the 1000 block of Southeast Washington Avenue on Saturday morning regarding a gas can and siphoning hose with smears of blood on them found inside a garage.

• An officer took a report of the theft of gasoline from the 1200 block of Kayu Lane in Centralia on Friday morning.

CAR PROWL

• A 73-year-old man called the sheriff’s office on Saturday after discovering his unlocked vehicle was broken into at the 800 block of Ninth Street in Vader, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the missing items were an electric tire gauge, a GPS device and keys, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT OF WOOD

• Someone cut down a tree on city property at the 1000 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia and left with the wood, according to a report taken by the Centralia Police Department on Friday.

VANDALISM

• Police took a report of graffiti painted on a fence about 10 p.m. on Saturday from the 500 block of West Pine Street in Centralia.

WRECKS

• A 44-year-old Winlock man escaped a single-vehicle collision with just cuts and scrapes to his forehead but was booked into jail for numerous alleged offenses last night. A deputy called about 7:45 p.m. to the 100 block of Kangas Road near Toledo found a pickup truck had struck a speed limit sign and a fence, and its driver had left and then returned, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck sustained major damage to its front and diver’s side, a female passenger was reportedly uninjured, according to the sheriff’s office. Brian T. Bircher was arrested for first-degree negligent driving, driving with a suspended license and driving without an ignition interlock device violation as well as hit and run, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 21-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for hit and run after allegedly running into a guard rail on Friday evening near Highway 603 and Twin Oaks Road west of Chehalis. A deputy responding about 8 p.m. found an unoccupied Kia Optima parked in a field down the road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was impounded. Shea H. Slater was located and cited, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. He sustained minor cuts and scratches, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, violation of protection order, misdemeanor assaults, less violent disputes, minor collisions, bicycle stolen from in front of library, theft of garden tools, damage to a mailbox, disorderly-suspicious-loitering-and-or-stumbling subjects; complaints about neighbor’s loud party … and more.

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Friday, August 9th, 2013

POT GARDEN DISMANTLED

• Centralia police reported yesterday they confiscated marijuana including plants after serving a search warrant at the 200 block of North King Street the evening before. While some amount of marijuana plants are allowed under certain conditions in keeping with medical marijuana laws, the Centralia Anti-Crime Team suspected the occupant had an illegal growing operation, according to police. Officers also developed probable cause to believe the occupant, a convicted felon, was in possession of several firearms which would be unlawful, according to a news release from detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald. Police detained the male subject as he arrived home and searched the property, seizing marijuana plants in varying stages of growth along with dried product, according to Fitzgerald. No firearms were found. Officers did however locate holsters, ammunition and gun cases, according to the news release. The initial plan was to enter the home with the SWAT team, but after learning there were children present, police switched to the less risky approach, according to Fitzgerald. The target of the investigation was not arrested, but was released pending further investigation, according to police.

SUSPECT DOESN’T RECALL DROPPING HIS SHORTS

• The man who allegedly exposed himself to a group of people during a drunken ruckus in a neighborhood alongside the Skookumchuck River on Tuesday night was located and arrested yesterday, according to Centralia police. He told an officer he was so intoxicated, he didn’t remember a thing about it, according to police. Officers called to the 1300 block of Central Boulevard that night were told one of four men made lewd remarks to some young women and pulled his swimsuit shorts down and exposed himself. A neighbor defending the females got punched in the face and someone threw a full can of beer at the women, according to police. Two of the suspects were found that night. Yesterday, Dale R. Brotherton, 51, of Centralia, was arrested for six counts of indecent exposure, according to the Centralia Police Department.

METAL THIEVES BREAK OUT WALLS

• Chehalis police were called to a vacant residence on 600 block of Southwest 20th Street regarding various damage and stolen wiring yesterday morning. It appeared someone broke a window to get inside and then tore open walls to take various plumbing fittings such as copper tubing and other items, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The residence was being renovated, according to police.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called to an assisted living facility on the 900 block of South Schueber Road about 1 p.m. yesterday regarding the suspected theft of medications. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called just after 7 o’clock this morning to Southeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis about an attempt to steal fuel from a vehicle.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 9:30 p.m. yesterday about a car prowl at Rotary Riverside Park on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia in which someone stole soda from a parked vehicle.

• A cell phone was taken from a vehicle parked a the 100 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

VANDALISM

• A Centralia police officer took a report yesterday afternoon regarding graffiti found on the back of a garage on the 400 block of North Oak Street.

UP IN SMOKE

• Firefighters were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday to a car fire on the 1800 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue in Chehalis. The interior of the vehicle was destroyed but nobody was hurt, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. A woman was driving down the road when her back seat began burning, Firefighter Steve Emrich said. She said it was an ash from her cigarette, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license, drug cases that are hard to get information about; responses for alarms, shoplifting, disorderly persons, possible trespassers; complaints about fireworks, reckless driver, intoxicated male with a bicycle standing on a corner asking people for money, female in underwear pushing a shopping cart with her pants wrapped around her head … and more.