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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Updated at 7:22 p.m.

BIKE VERSUS POLICE VEHICLE

• Firefighters called to a collision between a bicyclist and a Chehalis Police Department patrol vehicle last night found the 21-year-old man uninjured. It was shortly before 8:30 p.m. when the bicyclist was traveling southbound on Market Boulevard and collided with the front end of the eastbound police SUV at Park Street, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Aust was asked to investigate and determined the young man was at fault because he was going the wrong way, he said. He won’t be cited though, Aust said. “It kinda knocked him up onto the hood a little bit and then onto the ground,” Aust said. There was minor damage to the bicycle, according to Aust.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A red Chevrolet Blazer was reported stolen yesterday from the 1000 block of Mellen Street in Centralia. The vehicle broke down on Saturday and when the owner returned to tow it away, it was gone, according to the Centralia Police Department. The license plate reads ADK 6668, according to police.

MISSING PURSE

• Centralia police took a report about 2:50 p.m. yesterday from the 1800 block of Taylor Avenue regarding a resdential burglary and a missing Coach purse. It was silver with pink rose, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BARN BURGLARY

• A 37-year-old Winlock man was arrested yesterday for second-degree burglary as well as possession and trafficking of stolen property related to  a break-in to a barn at the 400 block of Hawkins Road in Winlock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Barry W. Worley was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Missing was a camouflage pack containing various tools, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza.

DOMESTIC ISSUE

• A 34-year-old Chehalis area resident was arrested for felony harassment yesterday in Centralia after numerous alleged violations of of a no-contact order regarding his ex-wife. Mylo S. Armitage was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with police about 12:45 p.m. at the 900 block of South Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ELUDING

• A 40-year-old Randle man was arrested yesterday afternoon at his home on the 100 block of Kelly Lane in connection with allegedly fleeing sheriff’s deputies the evening before in the area of U.S. Highway 12 and Silverbrook Road in Randle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jake N. Dunaway was booked into the Lewis County Jail for eluding and warrants, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Police were contacted about 11:25 a.m. yesterday about a laptop computer missing from a vehicle on the 1600 block of Gails Avenue in Chehalis. It wasn’t clear how someone got inside, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about noon yesterday from the 700 block of North Pearl Street that someone had slashed a tire on a vehicle during the night.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, shoplifting, a transient sleeping on a church’s steps; complaint about neighbor with loud music, a person who asked another person for money and was rude when he was told no … and more.

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

Updated at 5:59 p.m.

SWAT TEAM IN GLENOMA

• A SWAT team served a search warrant just before 7 a.m. on the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma on Friday, arresting a 41-year-old man following a drug investigation. Robert A. Young was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession and delivery of methamphetamine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

STOLEN TRUCK LEADS TO CHASE

• A 28-year-old man was booked into the Lewis County Jail following a pursuit from Centralia into Thurston County on Friday afternoon involving a stolen vehicle. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said a deputy was responding to the 100 block of McAtee Road about 4 p.m. when advised of a burglary taking place nearby at the 100 block of Haliday Road. A police dog track led them to the 200 block of Haliday Road where they learned a Ford F150 pickup was just taken by a person with the same description, according to Snaza. Deputies chased the truck, joined by the state patrol, Tenino police and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, which ended up crashing, with the suspect fleeing on foot before he was apprehended, Snaza said. Steven C. Elmendorf, from Kent, was arrested for numerous offenses including an alleged hit and run in which someone was injured, according to Snaza.

OLD DYNAMITE

• A deputy was called on Saturday morning to the 400 block of North Military Road in Winlock after a new homeowner discovered explosives in an outbuilding in a field behind the home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The bomb squad from the Washington State Patrol responded and detonated some of the items at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Among the findings were old dynamite, primer cord and blasting caps, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Firefighters came and helped burn down the small structure, according to Snaza.

BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called to the 600 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue on Friday afternoon for an attempted burglary; a shoe print was found on the garage door, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Someone burglarized the same residence about a week earlier, removing a 9 mm pistol and some boxes of items, Officer Linda Bailey said.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Police took a report yesterday from the 1000 block of Grand Avenue in Centralia of a stolen car. The white 1996 Ford Taurus went missing sometime in the previous two weeks, according to the Centralia Police Department. It has a license plate reading AIT 6218, according to police.

• The sheriff’s office took a report about 5 p.m. yesterday of a three-quarter ton 1974 Chevrolet pickup truck stolen from the 200 block of Boistfort Road west of Chehalis. The owner, a 23-year-old Pe Ell resident, said it had broken down the night before, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 51-year-old man for possession of methamphetamine at about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Alden D. Herbert was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 200 block of Tilley Road in Centralia. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A Centralia officer took yet another report yesterday of a vehicle shot with a BB gun in Centralia. The back window of a truck was struck at the 300 block of West Sixth Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

• Police responded about 9:35 p.m. yesterday to a hit and run collision at the 600 block of Yakima Street in Centralia. in which two vehicles were struck. The suspect vehicle was described as a black Dodge Durango with a known license plate number, according to the Centralia Police Department. A summons is being issued to a 32-year-old Seattle man, according to police.

• A 65-year-old Winlock woman sustained minor injuries when she lost control of her car just before 4 p.m. yesterday at the 200 block of Oyler Road near Ethel and rolled it onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The car was totaled, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A motorist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from Packwood yesterday after getting run over by her own vehicle. Firefighters called to the 100 block of Main Street East found the woman was leaving her place of business when she began swatting at a bee on her shirt and exited her SUV before putting it in park, according to Lewis County Fire District 10. She tried to get back in but ended up beneath the vehicle which dragged her, leaving her with leg injuries, Chief Lonnie Goble said. The sheriff’s office said 56-year-old Donna Breidstein’s Ford Explorer also rolled into a parked car

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violation of no contact order, shoplifting, hit and run; responses for alarms, misdemeanor assault, disputes, rear-end collision, intoxicated person laying on side of road; complaint of barking neighbor dog  … and more.

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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The aftermath of failure to use safety chains when towing trailer. / Courtesy photo by Trian DelaMater

THE TINY SHIP WAS TOSSED

• A small boat took an unexpected detour off its trailer and onto the sidewalk along South Gold Street in Centralia last night, narrowly missing a building. Responders arriving after the approximately 8:30 p.m. mishap found two vehicles damaged in the used car lot belonging to Sunny Valley Sales. “We’re fortunate it actually hit the cars instead not the showroom,” Debbie Mills said. She and her husband Brad Mills had just left the business moments earlier and were at home not far away. “Brad was outside with our dogs and said he heard the worst racket ever,” she said. “Then a friend called and said you’d better get down here.” Tow truck driver Aaron Towman (not his real last name, but the name he goes by) said he believed the driver was coming down off the viaduct and the trailer began to bounce before coming unhitched. Towman said the errant trailer must have been clipping along fairly fast as its tongue stabbed through the grill of a Ford F250 pickup and the boat continued on, knocking down the business’s tall sign. That landed on the roof of a Nissan Maxima. Police say they cited the 53-year-old Onalaska man for losing his load. Marc Vonsovic was towing his trailer without safety chains, according to the Centralia Police Department. “The worst thing is, that truck was going to be sold tomorrow,” Debbie Mills said.

DRUGS AND STUFF

• A 44-year-old man from Port Hadlock was arrested about 5:30 a.m. today at the 400 block of East Plum Street in connection with a stolen Madza recovered by police there – which had recently been involved in a hit and run accident – for warrants and also for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. Earnest E. Farris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

CARS SHOT

• Police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Fulton Street in Centralia where several vehicle windows were broken, apparently shot at with a BB or pellet gun, according to the Centralia Police Department. Similar reports were taken earlier in the morning on Oxford Avenue.

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

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Friday, October 4th, 2013

Updated at 6:50 p.m.

SMALL FIRE CAUSES EVACUATION AT NURSING HOME

• A good portion of patients at a Centralia nursing home were evacuated today when a fire started inside a closet. Crews called just after 1 p.m. to the 1300 block of Alexander Street found smoke in the hallways and a wall burned. A heat lamp placed in the utility room that included the fire sprinkler controls had shifted its position and ignited the wall, Riverside Fire Authority Acting Capt. Jennifer Ternan said. Someone on the scene had already used a fire extinguisher on it, she said. Nobody was injured and nobody was treated for smoke inhalation, according to Ternan. She praised the staff of Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for getting the residents outside in an organized and safe manner, even grabbing their medications and bringing a cart of water to the parking lot. They were allowed to return after about 40 minutes, she said.

MATTRESS NEXT TO HEATER IGNITES

• Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Meadow Drive in Adna just before 8 o’clock this morning when a small mattress pushed up against a wall heater caught fire. The residents were just getting ready to leave when a smoke alarm alerted them, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Nobody was hurt, the fire was small and it was extinguished, Firefighter Kyle Eiswald said.

THEFT

• A 27-year-old Centralia woman was arrested after she was allegedly seen in someone else’s garage on the 400 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia yesterday morning. Some items were taken and some were recovered, such as jewelry, according to the Centralia Police Department. Santana L. Sanchez was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 45-year-old Centralia man contacted by a community corrections officer was subsequently arrested for both an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine yesterday morning. Dale A. Drew had some “scraper baggies'”which field tested positive for the drug, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The former Thurston County Superior Court judicial assistant charged with growing marijuana was convicted in a bench trial yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court. Debbie Requa, 60, said it belonged to someone who rented her garage space and she thought what he was doing was above board. Judge James Lawler found her guilty of manufacturing marijuana. Lewis County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher said Requa faces a sentence of zero to six months in jail as a first-time offender.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault; responses for stolen / missing cash, building tagged with graffiti, a call about a male walking with a military-looking gun that turned out to be a kid who purchased an Air-soft gun at a pawn shop and was on his way home; complaint someone else’s vehicle is parked in caller’s spot, upstairs apartment neighbors are noisy; other as in a found wallet with cash and credit cards turned into the police department … and more.

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

WRECKS

• A 19-year-old Toledo resident escaped injury yesterday morning when a deer ran out in front of him as he was driving along the 600 block of Smokey Valley Road near Toledo. A deputy responding to the approximately 6:15 a.m. wreck learned that Cassius Hughes tried to avoid the animal, stepped on his brakes and went into a ditch, causing major damage to his 2008 Ford Focus, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 29-year-old Toledo woman wrecked her vehicle but was unhurt when she lost control of her Toyota Forerunner, left the roadway, hit the ditch and rolled it onto its top. It happened about 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the 200 block of South Military Road near Winlock; the driver was Natasha Pogue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There was no mention of a deer.

FROM THE COURTS

• Former Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Hal Sprouse  won’t be getting his job back after the state Supreme Court denied his petition for review yesterday. Sprouse was fired in January 2010, and his termination was upheld by Lewis County Civil Service Commission. However, a Cowlitz County Superior Court hearing his case ruled in Sprouse’s favor. But Sheriff Steve Mansfield appealed the decision and won. In part, according to case documents, it was related to Sprouse’s actions after he received a letter of discipline as sheriff’s office command staff investigated a leak to the press of an outside investigation of the sheriff. Sprouse was let go after he claimed witness tampering to a deputy prosecutor, something the sheriff’s office felt was vindictive. For more background and links to some of the documents, look here.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for disorderly subjects, protection order violation; complaint of a speeding blue Jetta; fire department response for a tree falling onto a power line, a minor collision between a car and a semi truck on Interstate 5 near the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange … and more.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Updated at 6:04 p.m.

EAST END COFFEE STAND HIT BY ARSONIST

• Someone tried to burn down an espresso stand in Packwood last night and the fire is under investigation. A deputy was called about 11:30 p.m. to the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 after crews extinguished flames on the exterior of Cowboy Espresso, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Two separate spots on the outside were burned, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Nothing inside was damaged, Snaza said. The same coffee stand was burglarized in mid-September.

POLICE: INTOXICATED THIEF RIDES BIKE DOWN STAIRS

• Police were called about 1 o’clock this morning to an apartment building in Centralia after a 63-year-old man allegedly stole a bicycle and rode away on it. He didn’t get very far though, according to police. Apparently he got on it outside an upper-level apartment, rode it down a long flight of stairs and crashed head first into a wall at the bottom, police said. Gerald R. Loveless was conscious, but injured and had been drinking, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. It happened about 1 a.m. at the 300 block of Centralia College Boulevard. Loveless was issued a citation for third-degree theft by police, buckled up with a cervical collar onto a backboard by medics and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. The damaged 10-speed was returned to its owners, police said.

DISPUTE

• A 46-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after police were called to a dispute on the 200 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue which spilled out onto the street at about 10 p.m. yesterday. Wayne H. Reed became confrontational and was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• Chehalis police responded to the 600 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue about 9:30 a.m. yesterday after the discovery someone kicked in a door. It’s not clear yet if anything is missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called just after 5 o’clock this morning to the 500 block of Hemlock Street regarding the theft of a debit card. The investigation continues, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 47-year-old Rochester man was sentenced today in connection with a Memorial Day weekend incident at a small gathering near Adna after the bars closed in which he allegedly took advantage of a young woman who was extremely intoxicated. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Shane O’Rourke told the judge the case was complicated and a charge of second-degree rape was pleaded down to third-degree rape with a recommendation the defendant spend six months in jail. O’Rourke said there was a question if the victim was actually unconscious, and therefore unable to give consent, and the DNA evidence was “by no means helpful to the state.” Defense attorney Don Blair said his client Michael T. Taylor has said from the beginning the two of them were messing around and both took their clothes off. They were prepared to go to trial but decided not turn down jail time because losing at trial meant a potential punishment of 10 years, Blair said. “The report said none of my client’s DNA was there,” he said. “What it did say there were three other DNAs there.” Blair asked for four months. Lewis County Superior Court Judge James Lawler said he didn’t see a reason to go below the standard sentencing range. He imposed the top of the standard sentencing range of 17 months. Lawler also gave Taylor three years of community custody following his release during which he may not drink alcohol. “As the parties are well aware, I’m not bound by any deal anyway,” Lawler said.

WRECK

• A woman and two girls were taken to Morton General Hospital yesterday after the car in which they were passengers struck the rear end of a stopped SUV on U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma. The Acura Integra which 20-year-old John O. Salts of Randle was driving was described as totaled. A deputy called about 1 p.m. to the 8200 block of Highway 12 determined both vehicles were westbound and the Chevrolet Blazer driven by a 25-year-old Randle man was preparing to make a left turn into a driveway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Salts was cited for second-degree negligent driving, according to the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the 27-year-old woman, the 9-year-old girl and the 7-year-old girl sustained minor injuries.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for collision of two parked cars, suspicious circumstances, bicycle found in the middle of a street; complaint that a vehicle is in someone’s parking spot … and more.

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

BIG GUNS AT BIG RETAILER

• Chehalis police were called by Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon when at least one customer came into the store carrying a military-style rifle. There was no threat, there was no crime but the employee wanted to know whether it was legal or not, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said the employee was told it’s a matter that’s up to the store and up to their policy as to whether they allow it or not. Wilson said he didn’t know the details because he wasn’t there and no report was written. Openly carrying a firearm in public is okay under Washington’s open carry laws, however, he said, it depends on where a person is at since it’s also subject to the rules of the property owner and different governmental jurisdictions have certain prohibitions in certain places.

ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday about an assault earlier in the day at Green Hill School for boys that may have involved several individuals. The case is still under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police are looking for a man who may have broken his hand when he punched a vehicle window during an encounter with a  female on the 400 block of South Market Boulevard. An officer was called about 11:20 a.m. yesterday because he allegedly also grabbed the female, and there is a protection order in place, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were contacted by a Centralia man yesterday who discovered someone had charged approximately $350 worth of clothing on his Visa card at the Centralia Outlets.

• An officer was called yesterday afternoon to the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia about a ring which was either lost or stolen.

WARRANT ARREST, SCUUFFLE AND POLICE DOG

• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested overnight after an officer contacted him on a neighborhood street and attempted to detain him for a warrant. It was about 1:30 a.m. near the 900 block of F Street in Centralia and police say Ronald A. Yeager Jr. and the officer tussled a bit before Yeager slipped out of his sweatshirt and ran. He was located about two blocks away a short time later by a police dog, according to the Centralia Police Department. Yeager was taken to be checked for for his dog bite and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

WRECK

• A 21-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence following a collision near Harrison Avenue and Johnson Road in Centralia about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The fire department said nobody was transported to the hospital but police report Monte W.R. Sellards was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for alarms, minor and non-injury collisions, complaint by a man that his wife forged a check … and more.

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Monday, September 30th, 2013

UNRULY INMATE

• An 18-year-old inmate-student at Green Hill School for boys was arrested for custodial assault after allegedly kicking and punching workers who tried to remove him from his cell when he broke something with a toilet seat. It happened on Friday morning at the state-run juvenile detention facility on Southwest 11th Street in Chehalis, according to police.

STOLEN STUFF

• Police were called just after noon on Friday to the 400 block of West Main Street in Centralia regarding the theft of gas and parts stolen from a vehicle. Police have identified a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DISPUTES

• A 33-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday for allegedly fighting in a park on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. James D. Sutherland was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Deputies called about 9 p.m. on Saturday to a physical dispute at the 1400 block of state Route 6 west of Chehalis ended up arresting Jamie L. Costalaz, 34, Chehalis, for possession of methamphetamine. One count of misdemeanor assault will be recommended in connection with the case as well, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• Police arrested a 37-year-old Centralia woman for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant about 11:15 p.m. on Friday after contacting her at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Kati J. Bocook was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 28-year-old man from Kent was arrested for possession of both methamphetamine and heroin after he was contracted by police at the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia on Friday night. Steven C.M. Elmendorf, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.  He is being released without charges pending further investigation.

VANDALISM

• A 15-year-old boy was arrested about 10 p.m. on Saturday after he was caught allegedly painting graffiti on buildings in the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. The suspect was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Two people fromTacoma were arrested for allegedly attempting to break onto a coin box of the tire air machine at the Shell station on Williams Street in Mossyrock on Thursday. An officer responding around 1 a.m. contacted Benton N. Gilleo, 46, and Kristine D. Riggs, 44, according to the Morton Police Department. Both were cited for numerous misdemeanors and then released pending their court dates, according to police.

WRECKS

• A 20-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence as well as reckless driving when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the 800 block of South Street in Centralia on Friday night. Officers responding about 10:40 p.m. found a passenger was injured, according to the Centralia Police Department. Enrique Z. Tennison, from Spanaway, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Centralia police responded to a school bus versus vehicle minor collision just before 1 p.m. on Friday at North Pearl Street and Fremont Avenue. There were no injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• The 21-year-old driver of the van that rolled several times before coming to rest on its side in a ditch along the 400 block of Coal Creek Road in Chehalis late Saturday afternoon is to be cited for speeds too fast for conditions, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Melissa R. Hall failed to negotiate a curve, according to the sheriff’s office. The Chehalis woman and her passenger from Castle Rock, also 21 years old, were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. The 2004 Nissan Quest was described by the sheriff’s office as totaled.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violating protection order, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for alarms, minor and non-injury collisions, stolen cell phones, bar dispute, family dispute, homeless cats, suspicious persons, possible burglary, suspected drunken driver, vehicle rolling into mailboxes, suspicious circumstances in that lug nuts on a vehicle may have been loosened by someone (or come loose on their own);  complaint of teenagers having sex inside a car … and more.

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Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Multiple vehicles were damaged in a parking lot mishap at Wal-Mart. / Courtesy photo

Updated at 8:10 p.m.

PARKING MISHAP AT WAL-MART

• An 83-year-old motorist was unhurt when her foot apparently slipped as she was attempting to park at Wal-Mart yesterday morning and she crashed into several parked cars. Her vehicle sideswiped two of them, T-boned a third and shoved one into another, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. She also jumped a curb, Fire Capt. Ted McCarty said. Nobody else was injured. Her vehicle wasn’t so bad but there was quite a lot of damage to other cars, McCarty said. A police spokesperson didn’t have any information if the driver was issued a citation.

TREE SAP IS FLAMMABLE

• Firefighters called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis found flames of 20 to 25 feet climbing up the side of a large fir tree. They were doused with a fire hose. A pair of 13-year-old boys apparently were playing with a lighter, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. “They were lighting the sap, that’s what they told us,” Fire Capt. Ted McCarty said. McCarty said the case will be referred to a fire department program for juvenile fire setters. A police spokesperson didn’t know if any other action would be taken.

MIGHT BE FUNNY MONEY

• Police were called to Applebees restaurant on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis about 2:30 p.m. yesterday to a report a woman with children passed a possibly counterfeit $100 bill. Further details were not readily available.

MIGHT BE NIGHT PROWLERS

• Police were called about 2:15 a.m. today to the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard when a man working inside Safeway heard noise on the roof as though a person was trying to get inside the pharmacy. An arriving officer was unable to locate anyone, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUNK AND DISORDERLY

• A 40-year-old Winlock woman was arrested last night after she allegedly kicked and pounded on a neighbors door and windows shortly after “crashing through the door” of another neighbor’s home and “crashing” through their bathroom door. When police arrived to the 400 block of Byham Road they were told Heather Y.M. Caupain and friends had drank a half gallon of alcohol and one neighbor who held Caupain to the ground was left with scrapes, bruises and a scratch, according to charging documents. The neighbor said the woman was scaring his wife and small children, according to court documents. Caupain appeared in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon where she was released on $10,000 unsecured bond and ordered not to drink. She is charged with residential burglary, misdemeanor assault and second-degree trespass.

ONE ARRESTED AFTER TENINO BRAWL

The Olympian reports a 35-year-old man was arrested at his Tenino home on Wednesday night in connection with a large weekend fight outside the Eagles lodge in which a 27-year-old woman was found laying in the gravel with broken bones in her face. News reporter Jeremy Pawloski writes the Lacey woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

FELONY DUI ARREST

• Bail was set at $100,000 today for a 58-year-old Packwood man arrested for his sixth DUI. Curt R. Wegner was contacted on the side of U.S. Highway 12 in front of the Packwood Fire Station yesterday evening by a trooper looking for an erratically driven pickup truck which reportedly nearly collided with several vehicles. Charging documents allege Wegner was unsteady on his feet, swaying as much as eight inches in all directions and fell onto the side of the patrol car before falling to the ground. His blood alcohol level was above .25 and he did not have a required alcohol interlock device in his vehicle, according to charging documents. A fifth conviction for driving under the influence over a period of 10 years is a felony. Wegner was convicted of felony DUI in 2010, according to charging documents. The offense carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

DEER CROSSING

• A 16-year-old motorist escaped injury when he swerved to miss a deer crossing the road and slammed into a tree last night. A deputy called about 8:30 p.m. to the 900 block of Burnt Ridge Road in Onalaska found the Onalaska boy was unhurt but his car sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disorderly person, domestic misdemeanor assault, collisions, someone struck by a soda cup, a man walking down the street yelling at the air, squealing tires … and more.

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Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Updated at 7:52p.m.

CLEAN A CHIMNEY, SAVE A HOUSE

• Since this is the time of year when folks start firing up their wood stoves and fireplaces to keep warm, Riverside Fire Authority is taking the opportunity to remind the public that chimneys should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year. “You get a lot of soot build up,” Fire Capt. Erik Olson said. Just yesterday evening, crews were summoned to a house on the 200 block of North Rock Street in Centralia when a passerby noticed flames above a chimney, Olson said. The fire was basically out, but firefighters had to douse a roof beam which had ignited and was left charred, Olson said. A similar incident occurred in Morton less than two hours later. In that case on Westlake Avenue, firefighters found smoke but only had to unclog the chimney, according to Lewis County Fire District 4.

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE

• Chehalis police were called to Northwest Chehalis Avenue yesterday afternoon about a suspicious manila envelope filled with papers left outside Security State Bank. A similar package was found this morning at the farm store on Main Street. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said the writings inside of it make no sense, as though perhaps someone with some type of mental disorder is accusing someone else of doing something. The documents were not threatening, WIlson said.

COMPUTER HACKED

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to the home of a woman in her 20s on Southwest 11th Street who said someone hacked into her computer. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said it began with a phone call earlier that day from someone who said they were from Microsoft and then a link to click on, a request for her password and then her computer froze up. There was nothing he could do for her except advise her in the future not to give out that kind of information to anyone who makes the initial approach with any kind of pitch.

THEFT

• Police responded yesterday morning to the 1400 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia where someone had cut through a fence to steal recycled batteries. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone stole tires and various car parts from the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police were called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to take a report of medications stolen from a purse at the 900 block of South Schueber Road.

DRIVING DRUNK

• A 44-year-old motorist traveling the wrong way on North Tower Avenue was stopped about 8:40 p.m. yesterday and arrested for driving under the influence. Michael D. Hellem, from Auburn, was contacted in the 500 block of the downtown street and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was also driving with a suspended license, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A now 23-year-old man has come forward to claim past sexual abuse by his youth pastor, after initially denying the incidents that allegedly occurred when he was 12 and 13 years old in Winlock. The young man in speaking with a detective said he decided to talk because he now sees the damage that was done, according to court documents. The accused, Michael D. Whitson, now 51, go before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court next week to make his pleas to two counts of second-degree rape of a child. Whitson, who now lives in Vancouver, Wash., made a brief appearance in court Tuesday afternoon where his conditions of release were set with a $25,000 unsecured bond. According to charging documents, the young man said he two had a sexual relationship that began when he was 12. He said he spent quite a bit of time at Whitson’s home as part of the youth group, and because he was having problems at home with his parents, according to charging documents. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said today often times victims of sexual abuse will delay reporting. The young man told the detective that previously he felt he needed to be loyal and believed he loved Whitson, charging documents state. The charges were filed on Sept. 6. Whitson was not arrested or jailed but summonsed to court for his Tuesday appearance.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for collision, disputes, suspicious circumstances, possible stolen vehicle; complaint of a computer getting hacked, car doing doughnuts, dogs using neighbors yard for a potty … and more.

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Updated at 2 p.m.

THEFT OF FUNDS

• Chehalis police were called to a business yesterday evening on the 1700 block of North National Avenue regarding possibly thousands of dollars missing over a period of time. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY

• Someone broke into a metal storage container at the 2200 block of state Route 6 west of Chehalis and  stole a Stihl chainsaw, clothing, glassware, fishing gear and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim who reported it yesterday believed it occurred sometime since the day before, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is more than $1,000, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

• A deputy called last night to the 1100 block of Garrard Creek Road northwest of Centralia about a residential burglary found someone forced their way through a back door and left with a large television valued at about $1,900, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in occurred between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the 1000 block of Eckerson Road regarding the theft of a debit card. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DISORDERLY PERSON

• Centralia police were called about 5:15 p.m. yesterday to a restaurant on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue where an intoxicated person was reported to be acting belligerent to staff an customers. When officers contacted 33-year-old Giovanni L. Revetria, they discovered he was wanted on a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. Revetria, a homeless person, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 8:25 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. A tool box was taken out of a work truck during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer last night about midnight at the 100 block of North Barner Drive in Centralia. Saul A. Paguaga was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is also being referred for a possible charge of domestic misdemeanor assault, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

VANDALISM

• Someone threw a rock through the window of a vehicle at the 400 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11:35 a.m. yesterday.

COLLISIONS

• A 25-year-old Centralia woman was reportedly unhurt when she lost control of her vehicle and ended up in a ditch along the 300 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia yesterday morning. Rachel L. Meyers was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol after the 11 a.m. wreck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A high speed pursuit and wreck on Interstate 5 through Chehalis yesterday ended with the 14-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger in custody, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper ran the plate about 6:30 p.m. and it came back with a flag about a missing and possibly suicidal teen from California, according to the state patrol. Trooper Will Finn said the chase began in Cowlitz County and ended just north of the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange when the driver ran off the side of the road taking out a sign and a fence. Two occupants fled on foot but were detained, Finn said. The teens were unhurt and were taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Finn.

RESIDENTIAL FIRE

• A fire investigator was called to Mineral last night to look into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a fifth wheel trailer in which man was residing. The fire occurred about 9 p.m. at the 200 block of Mineral Creek Road South. Nobody was hurt as the resident wasn’t there when it happened, Fire Investigator Jay Birley said.

BONUS CAUTIONARY TALE

• The Seattle Times published a story yesterday about a family that sustained only minor injuries while on a drive when a six-point buck flew through one side of their mini van and out the other. Read about it here

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, shoplifting; responses for alarm, protection order violation, minor collisions, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, other crimes or arrests for which information is not readily available from law enforcement, lots of aid calls; complaint of a woman in a post office screaming at people … and more.

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

ASSAULTS

• Chehalis police received a call from Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday regarding a man who said he was assaulted over the weekend in Chehalis. He was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle before an officer got a chance to talk with him, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he didn’t yet have any other details.

• One man was arrested for misdemeanor assault, two for outstanding warrants and a fourth person for possession of drugs when officers responded about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to a dispute at a motel on the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for allegedly having heroin and methamphetamine was Ryan A. Enlow, 26; and booked for fourth-degree assault was John L. Lininger, according to the Centralia Police Department. Enlow and Lininger also had warrants, according to police. All are Centralia residents.

THEFT

• A deputy was called about 2 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of Meskill Road west of Chehalis after the discovery someone had broken into a shop building. Missing was a Stihl chainsaw, a Dewalt drill and a newer gas can, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 33-year-old victim said the burglary occurred sometime after 7 p.m. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police responded about 7 p.m. on Sunday regarding a burglary at the 200 block of Williams Street in Mossyrock in which computers and other items were taken, according to the Morton Police Department.

• Morton police reported yesterday they arrested a 54-year-old man who allegedly took $216 cash from a person’s wallet that lay on a table between the two in a waiting room at a business on the 500 block of Adams Avenue. Keith A. Indish, of Morton, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft, according to Police Chief Dan Mortensen. It happened on Thursday, according to police.

HUSBAND CALLS POLICE ABOUT NAUGHTY PHOTO

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by a man who said someone sent dirty pictures to his wife. Further details were not readily available, but it appeared since nobody could identify the male whose private parts were shared in the image, nothing further could be done at this time, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson. Emailing or texting such pictures can be considered cyberstalking if they are unwelcome by the recipient, WIlson said.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police took a report yesterday morning of prescription medications and unspecified electronics stolen from a car at the 800 block of Park Way in Centralia.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called to the 400 block of South Pearl Street about 8:15 p.m. yesterday regarding damage discovered to the garage door of a vacant home.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for minor collisions, , parenting and roommate conflicts, suspicious circumstances, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, disputes; complaints about a growling dog, a pet “doing its business” in a neighbor’s yard … and more.

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Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Updated at 3:40 p.m.

THEFT BY FRAUD

• A Chehalis man was tricked into wiring money to Haiti after getting a call from someone who said he was his grandson, was in trouble and needed funds to get of of jail. An officer contacted by the victim was told the caller sounded like his grandson and so he went to Wal-Mart to send $1,900 by Western Union, Chehalis police said this morning. Afterward, he checked with his grown children and learned his grandson was not in Haiti, police said. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said it’s the kind of scam that plays on a person’s heart strings and can cause them to act before they think about it. The incident was reported on Friday, there’s nothing more police can do WIlson said. His best advice is the man should have called his family before sending money, he said.

GUN THREAT LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• Deputies were called about 8 p.m. on Saturday to the 100 block of state Route 131 in Randle where a 38-year-old woman said her boyfriend had pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her during an argument. “He threatened to harm her,” Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Robert R. Feddersen, 32, from Puyallup was subsequently located nearby and arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to Snaza.

PARTYING ENDS BADLY

• A 20-year-old member of the military from Fort Lewis was arrested in Chehalis early on Sunday morning after he allegedly crashed his car through a planting bed on North Market Boulevard but walked down the street and called to report it had been stolen. Police responding about 1 a.m. conducted a dog track from the 2007 Ford Mustang and the dog followed a scent directly to the 20-year-old, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Riese K. Doyle was arrested for driving under the influence, false reporting, initially allegedly trying to use fake identification that said he was a 21-year-old from New York as well as hit and run, detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said. he was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• Chehalis police were called about 6 a.m. on Saturday about a 25-year-old man whose car and wallet were stolen after he left with some people in Centralia to a house party in Chehalis. Possibly he was taken also, in his car and he was missing his shoes, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. It’s just not clear what happened, Wilson said. The vehicle turned up at Ace Hardware on South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The man was not hurt, his vehicle was not damaged, Wilson said.

ANTI THEFT CAMERA SWIPED

• Police were called to a business on the 200 block of Downing Road in Centralia yesterday morning to take a report of an outdoor security camera being stolen. A person wearing a hoodie and a partially covered face could be seen for about one and half seconds around 3:30 a.m. removing the camera from outside the market, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-INS

• A deputy responding to a residential burglary alarm about 4:45 p.m. on Saturday at the 200 block of Howe Road near Toledo discovered someone had forced their way inside and left with a computer and other valuables, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A Honda dirt bike, a mower, tools and other items were reported stolen from a shop on the 100 block of Oak Drive outside Chehalis on Saturday. A responding deputy was told the items were talked sometime since the end of May, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman riding her bicycle on North Gold Street in Centralia about 2 o’clock this morning was recognized by an officer as having a warrant and arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to police. A search of her purse turned up cotton balls and needles which field-tested positive for the drug, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kristy A. Price-Alvarez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

SPARE TIRE TAKEN OFF VEHICLE

• Chehalis police took a report about 5:25 p.m. on Saturday at the parking lot of K-Mart when an employee discovered someone had stolen his spare tire which was stored beneath the bed of the truck. It’s not clear exactly where the theft occurred, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone broke in through the back window of a vehicle parked off state Route 7 near Morton while its owner was hunting and stole about $1,500 worth of clothing yesterday. The 46-year-old man from Yelm had left his vehicle at the turnout near milepost three about 7:30 a.m. and when he returned at 2:30 p.m. discovered the theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle at Southeast 12th Street and Market about 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim thought someone got into his vehicle while he was checking his mail, according to police.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called about 7:45 p.m. yesterday to an apartment building on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis when a teenager discovered three tires on his father’s Ford Explorer had been slashed.

• Someone tagged a building on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Friday.

WRECK

• A 22-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after a deputy arriving to the 500 block of Reynolds Avenue about 4:15 a.m. on Saturday found front end damage to a 2006 Hummer according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver Casaundra M. Rodriguez said a Dodge Neon which tried to pass her forced her off the road, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Rodrigues wasn’t injured but she booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to Snaza. The deputy was unable to locate the Neon, he said.

SUNDAY DRIVING

• Some vehicles were towed and others were able to be driven away from the scenes following a pair of rear end accidents on Interstate 5 in Chehalis  yesterday afternoon. The Washington State Patrol described them both as minor injury collisions. A 7-year-old boy from Woodburn, Ore. was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after an incident about 2 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange, according to the state patrol. About 40 minutes later near the 13th Street exit, an 18-year-old girl from Battleground was treated at the scene and then released when her car was struck by a pickup trying to avoid getting hit by a semi truck, according to the state patrol. The semi truck rear ended a Subaru Outback, the investigating trooper reported. Citations were issued for following too closely.

SATURDAY FLYING

• An 80-year-old Mossyrock man escaped serious injury when his ultralight experienced problems with its motor as he was flying over Riffe Lake on Saturday afternoon. He was able to navigate toward dry land where he put his small aircraft down, sustaining only a minor laceration to one hand, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called about 3 p.m. to the 100 block of Lake Terrace Place south of the lake reported there was no major damage to the ultralight, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, shoplifting, disputes, minor collisions … and more.

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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Updated

PAIR HURT IN SINGLE-VEHICLE COLLISION

• Two people were hospitalized after an allegedly intoxicated driver ran off U.S. Highway 12 east of Glenoma early yesterday morning, drove through a guard rail and hit a utility pole. Troopers and aid called about 1:45 a.m. to the scene near Scott Road found the pickup truck destroyed but the occupants were outside of it, according to responders. “From what I understand, he had minor injuries and the female had a broken arm,” Lewis County Fire District 18 Chief Ed Lowe said. Scotty R. Mays, 35, from Glenoma, and Brooke D. Pyles, 21, of Randle, were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. “They’re lucky to be alive,” Lowe said. Pyles was treated and then released, but Mays was stabilized and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle; he has been released, according to hospital spokespersons. The state patrol reports Mays faces possible charges of driving under the influence and vehicular assault.

THEFT

• Someone stole a cargo trailer from the 100 block of North Ash Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 a.m. yesterday. The white 2002 Pace enclosed trailer has a license plate of 0961 VX, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone apparently crawled through the window of a residence on the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia and stole two firearms. Missing is a Ruger semi-automatic and a Taurus revolver, according to a report made to police about 5:40 p.m. on Friday. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police are investigating a second-degree theft regarding a report made from the 600 block of F Street on Friday. “Items” were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report late Friday afternoon from the 100 block of North Ash Street that someone stole the spare tires from two vehicles.

POLICE: MEDS NOT MISSING

• Centralia police yesterday reported they are referring a case for a possible charge of fraud related to a 27-year-old woman allegedly attempting to file a false police report of stolen medications.

UNCOOPERATIVE SUBECT JAILED

• A 41-year-old man was arrested and booked into jail for obstructing after he allegedly failed to follow police officers’ instructions during a dispute about 9:20 p.m. on Friday at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia. Wuilson Alverto Lopez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday regarding a window broken out of a vehicle at the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia.

MILLIONS GIVEN TO ASSIST LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

• The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded more than $1.1 million to the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation as part of series of grants to enhance services to crime victims and improve criminal justice in tribal communities. A little more than $407,000 will go towards crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse, a little more than $307,000 is to combat violence against women and the remainder is for tribal police for training, equipment and to fund their community oriented policing efforts, according to an announcement on Friday from U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. More than $10 million awarded last week was distributed among eight Indian Tribes in Western Washington, according to Durkan. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Tribes, and are confident these grants will help increase the public safety of each community,” Durkan stated in a news release. “One size does not fit all, and I am pleased these grants will address specific needs on Tribal lands.”

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for minor collision, other misdemeanor theft, someone who found the air had been let out of their tire … and more.

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Friday, September 20th, 2013

OUCH

• Centralia police arrested a woman yesterday for allegedly biting a police officer while he was attempting to take her into custody. Alyssa F. Acord, 31, was wanted on a warrant and officers responding to the 400 block of South Iron Street about 1 p.m. ended up arresting her for possession of methamphetamine as well, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault and the drug violation, according to police.

DISORDERLY PERSON

• Centralia police responded about 4 p.m. yesterday to a disturbance at the 100 block of South Tower Avenue and arrested a 48-year-old homeless man who allegedly tried to start fights with several people. Anthony D. Webb was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A boy, no age available, was arrested for possession of unspecified drugs about 9:30 a.m. yesterday at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia regarding someone trying to break into a vehicle.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports yesterday of graffiti to buildings on the 200 block of South Pearl Street and the 500 block of North Tower Avenue as well as markings on a fence at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, probation violation, other misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, threats made, collision, suspicious circumstances, stolen bicycle; complaints of barking dogs … and more.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Updated

CABIN BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a 19-year-old man was arrested for a break-in to an Ashford area summer cabin after a deputy followed a trail of knocked down brush to his nearby mother’s home and found missing property. The burglary at the 200 block of Skate Creek Road occurred sometime between Friday and Monday, but was discovered on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office. An arriving deputy observed several windows broken, the front door ajar and found security lights and camera smashed on the ground, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. The neighbor’s son, Matthew T. Kelley, who is from Longview but has been staying with his mother was contacted on Tuesday, interviewed and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, according to Snaza. All of the stolen items were recovered, he said, such as fishing poles, a shotgun, a 22 rifle and various electronics.

OUT-OF-CONTROL TEEN

• A 14-year-old boy was arrested yesterday morning for harassment after he allegedly made threats to kill people at the 900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. Officers called to the home about 10 a.m. took the teen to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DOMESTIC INCIDENTS

• A 56-year-old woman who visited the Centralia Police Department yesterday asking about what crime it would be if her adult son pushed her, causing her to fall down and possibly break her arm and was told it would be a felony, decided she didn’t want to give a statement, according to police. A report was forwarded to the Lewis County Prosecutors Office for evaluation of a charge of second-degree assault, according to police.

• A 33-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he allegedly kicked in a door to a residence he shares with a female on Southwest Johnson Avenue last night. Donnie S. Donahe was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CENTRALIA BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 7:40 a.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Honeysuckle Lane in Centralia to a report someone had broken into the home and damaged a toilet. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING MEDS

• A Chehalis woman contacted police yesterday to report missing her prescription drug used for preventing cravings for other drugs, according to police. She didn’t know exactly where it may have been lost but was concerned about it getting out onto the street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

STRANGER ENCOUNTERS

• Chehalis police were called to a residence on Southwest Ninth Street where an unknown person reportedly walked into the home and then left. Further details were not readily available.

• Deputies would like to find and talk with a man who contacted three teenagers waiting for a school bus early yesterday morning near Rochester. It was about 6:30 a.m. at the 10200 block of 179th Avenue Southwest when the brown haired man in a light colored four-door passenger car stopped and asked if they’d seen a girl and wanted to show them pictures, but when a father stepped out of his house, the subject quickly left, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. What he did wasn’t a crime, but it makes one wonder what he was really doing since he departed as another adult appeared, Sgt. Kenneth Clark said. A detective would just like to locate him and ask him about it, Clark said. He is described as an unshaven white male between 35 years old and 45 years old, possibly with a mustache, according to the sheriff’s office. The car is either light green or cream colored.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for suspicious circumstances, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, parenting conflict, disputes, hit and run; complaints of loud music, motorist talking on phone, eating ice cream ands steering with elbows … and more.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

BURGLARY SUSPECT BOOKED, ANOTHER AT LARGE

• Deputies arrested one person yesterday and are looking for a second individual in connection with an interrupted burglary to a garage on the 2400 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia that occurred on Monday morning. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, a 56-year-old resident leaving his home around 8 a.m. noticed a vehicle parked down the road and had forgotten something so he returned home. He found two men in his garage who “plowed by him” to exit, according to the sheriff’s office. He tried to keep them from leaving and they fought back to get away, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. The burglars fled, but the man wrote down their license plate on his hand, according to Snaza. The sheriff’s office contacted Brad J. Christian, 41, of Centralia, yesterday and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary, according to Snaza. They are looking for his companion, Henry M. Reilly, 50, of Centralia, who may be in the Cinebar area, Snaza said.

CHAINSAW THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday after the discovery of a burglary to a house on the 600 block of Jefferson Street. Someone pried open the back door sometime after 7 o’clock that morning, went inside and left with two chainsaws, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A vehicle which pulled to the side of the road at the 2700 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon and attempted a U-turn collided with another car and then struck a mailbox and a stone pillar., according to the Centralia Police Department. There were no life-threatening injuries, police said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, protection order violation, theft of rental property; concerns about kids shoving each other into traffic, parked log truck obscuring other vehicles’ traffic vision; complaints of loud stereo … and more.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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Surveillance video from Yard Birds Mall shows unpaid for Honda Trail 50 rolling out the front door. / Courtesy photo Chehalis Police Department

MINI MOTORCYCLE THEFTS

2013.0918.faceyardbidguy• Chehalis police are hoping somebody recognizes a shopper captured on security video who left Yard Birds Mall on North National Avenue with a stolen mini bike, after taking it outside with a child on it. The theft of the 1970 Honda Trail 50 was reported about 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 30. “It looked like he pushed the kid around to ride it and pushed it out the door and took it home,” Chehalis Police Department detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said. They left through the east side of the building and loaded it into a white mini van, according to Wilson. The van contained a man, a woman and two small children, he said. The vintage two-wheeler was valued at $900, according to police.

• A deputy was called about 10 o’clock yesterday morning to the 200 block of Stowell Road in Salkum where someone had broken into a garage and made off with a Honda 50cc motorcycle, tools and other property such as a tow hitch. The 37-year-old man said he was in the process of moving out and the burglary occurred between Friday and Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has possible suspect information, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• A resident on the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia discovered yesterday evening someone tried to kick in his front door. The area around the latch was “shattered” but the deadbolt held, according to the Centralia Police Department. It occurred sometime between 8 o’clock Sunday night and 6 p.m. yesterday, according to police.

CAR PROWLS

• Police were called to the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia about 6:25 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a sub-woofer from an unlocked vehicle.

• An officer responded about 2:15 p.m. yesterday to E and Fourth streets in Centralia where someone had tried to steal a stereo from a car.

• Police took a report about 10 o’clock yesterday morning that two vehicles were broken into during the night at the 1000 block of North Washington Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police responded to a two-vehicle accident about :40 p.m. yesterday at Borst Avenue and North Schueber Road. One woman with shoulder pain was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to responders.

GUNSHOTS

• An officer responded about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to the area of Southwest First near Main Street in Chehalis to a report of someone hearing three gunshots. They were unable to locate any problem, according to the Chehalis Police Department

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, protection order violation, disturbance, missing bicycle; complaints of dog running around alone, high school kid with noisy exhaust pipes on truck, marijuana smoke from neighboring apartment seeping over, irate customer when laundry removed from machine after being left for several hours, loud music in the night and request to please refrain from playing cell phone music so close to neighbor’s sleeping baby’s window… and more.

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Surveillance video from Yard Birds Mall on Aug. 30 shows white mini van into which a stolen mini bike was loaded. / Courtesy photo Chehalis Police Department

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Monday, September 16th, 2013

FAMILY FEUD

• A 47-year-old Centralia man was arrested for allegedly grabbing his 19-year-old stepson by the throat when the teen stepped in between his mother and step-father during an argument at a family gathering yesterday afternoon at the 700 block of Burchett Road in Onalaska. Charles E. Lloyd left but was later contacted and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

INMATE ATTACK

• Chehalis police were called about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to Green Hill School on Southwest 11th Street to take a report of a staff member who was reportedly punched repeatedly by an inmate-student. The case remains under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FLASH: BANKS USE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

• A 45-year-old Onalaska woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a wallet left on a counter by a customer at Twin Star Credit Union on Friday. A deputy called about 5:20 p.m. regarding the missing item from the 200 block of Second Street West reviewed security video which led to the suspect, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christina G. Hendricks was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office.

WOOD STOVE WALKS AWAY, WITH HELP

• Police called about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday regarding flashlights seen inside a vacant, foreclosed upon house on the 400 block of Gertrude Street in Chehalis arrested a 31-year-old neighbor who was reportedly found hauling a pellet stove away on a hand truck towards his home. Brady A. Morgan was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A stolen baby blue 1970 Mach One Mustang worth “thousands and thousands of dollars” was recovered at a Chehalis gas station on Saturday when an individual recognized the car, blocked it in and called 911. Officers responding about 1 p.m. to the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue learned the vehicle went missing overnight from an Olympia auto dealer and the 35-year-old Olympia man who had it said he worked there. He didn’t, but he had been at the business the day before as a customer, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Curtis M. Sword was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree possession of stolen property, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Sword asked to be reimbursed for the $40 worth of fuel he’d put in the car but his request wasn’t granted, Wilson said.

• A Volkswagen Jetta reported stolen on Saturday morning from the 1600 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia turned up wrecked about 1 a.m. on Sunday near Ives and Gallagher roads northwest of town. Responding deputies and a police dog found two individuals hiding in nearby brush and they were arrested, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Raymond D. Faure, 32, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property and Brittany L. Carey, 25, was booked for a warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A red 1997 Honda Civic was stolen from the 3200 block of Ives Road near Centralia sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has a license plate of AFR 1730, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A maroon Ford Expedition reported as abandoned on Friday at the 400 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis turned out to be stolen from Tumwater. The SUV was in perfectly good shape with its keys still in it, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The owner retrieved the vehicle.

TOOLS TAKEN

• Two chainsaws and a chop saw were stolen from a home on the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood sometime between Sept. 7 and Saturday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The loss is estimated at $1,500.

ZOOM ZOOM

• A 24-year-old Centralia resident was arrested about 9:45 p.m. on Saturday for allegedly racing another car on the 600 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Nevarone N. Ruben was issued a citation for reckless driving and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 a.m. today to the 900 block of North Washington Avenue where someone had broken a window on a truck’s canopy and taken assorted tools.

• Chehalis police were called regarding three vehicle batteries stolen from an auto repair business at the 2100 block of North National Avenue in the Yard Bird complex on Friday afternoon.

• Someone stole the faceplate from a stereo of an unlocked vehicle parked in the lot of an apartment complex on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Friday morning.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to the 2500 block of Borst Avenue where someone had shot a BB through the windshield of a vehicle.

• Police were called about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 400 block of Kearney Street in Centralia regarding graffiti discovered on an individual’s house.

SEX CRIME

• An Ethel area teen was arrested early Saturday morning at his home in connection with an alleged intimate encounter with a 14-year-old girl at a house party in Chehalis in late July.  It is unlawful for a person more than 48 months older than a 14 or 15 year old to engage in sex with them, according to detective Sgt. Gary WIlson. Quentin Deuel, 18, is 54 months older than the girl, Wilson said. Deuel was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree rape of a child, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults, violation of protection order, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, disputes, suspicious activity, bar fight, animal fight, shoplifting of crackers, candy, hair extensions, ice, and other items as well as other misdemeanor thefts, non-injury collisions in which drivers fell asleep, request to standby while an employer fired a temperamental worker, unlicensed black Labrador found walking alone downtown Centralia yesterday morning, unescorted friendly Pit Bull out in a field behind a Chehalis home on Friday morning; complaints of man pushing a shopping cart home from a grocery store, neighbors playing loud music in the night … and more.

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Friday, September 13th, 2013

COFFEE STAND BURGLARIZED

• Someone broke into an espresso stand on the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood and stole a cash register and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding just before 10 a.m. yesterday was told it happened sometime after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $1,000.

FIREARMS STOLEN

• A Winchester rifle and a 22 rifle were among the valuables missing after a burglary yesterday at a home on the 100 block of Nikula Road outside Winlock. A deputy called about 3 p.m. learned someone forced their way into the residence sometime after 11 a.m. and left with the guns as well as a laptop computer, an Xbox with games and jewelry, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SAFE MISSING

• A safe was stolen from a home on the 200 block of West Second Street in Centralia while the residents were out for dinner last night. Police called just before 9 p.m. report it contained cash and various paperwork. It appears they pried a back door to get inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DISPUTE RESULTS IN ARREST

• Deputies arrested a 47-year-old Rochester man overnight who allegedly went inside an acquaintance’s home uninvited, kicked over numerous items and assaulted the resident. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and learned that George F. Jones and the 50-year-old victim had been arguing and Jones left. He was subsequently located at the Travel Lodge in Centralia and booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Information about what the disagreement was about or why Jones was not arrested for assault was not readily available.

NOT TRASH

• A checkbook found in a dumpster in downtown Chehalis yesterday by a woman looking for son’s lost cell phone turned out to have been stolen from Olympia in a July burglary. The item turned into police yesterday had been tucked inside a McDonalds to-go bag, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officer Linda Bailey contacted its owner and learned one check was missing.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police are hoping the owner of a ring found in the parking lot at Yard Birds on North National Avenue yesterday gives them a call. It has clear stones which could very well be diamonds as it looks like an engagement ring, Officer Linda Bailey said. If someone is missing that type of ring, they should call the Chehalis Police Department and describe theirs, Bailey said.

DOOR SHOT

• Centralia police responded about 5:20 p.m. yesterday when a resident on the 3000 block of Borst Avenue discovered several holes in her front door that appeared to have been made by a pellet gun.

DUI CRASH

• A 35-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence overnight after she allegedly struck two parked vehicles near the 100 block of Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. A deputy was contacted about 2:40 a.m. by the Chehalis Police Department to assist and arrested Miriam J. Rosenberg, 35, of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rosenberg was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

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

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013

MYSTERY CAMO MAN NOT LOCATED

• Law enforcement officers were called yesterday evening to the 200 block of Mossyrock Road East to a report of a suspicious male behind a home. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said he responded around 5 p.m. and later when some teens said they thought they saw a man wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a gun. There was also a report of at least one gunshot, Snaza said. They checked out the area and nothing was found, he said. “Maybe they saw something, maybe they didn’t,” he said.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN VADER

• Deputies and other law enforcement officers were called to Vader last night when a woman reported her ex-boyfriend showed up at the 700 block of C Street and beat her up. Deputies responding to the 10 p.m. call were told he had fled the residence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bernard J. Smith, 36, of Vader, allegedly shoved her, choked her and threw her onto the floor by her hair, according to the sheriff’s office. A search was conducted with a police dog but was unsuccessful, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. Smith is wanted for second-degree assault, Snaza said.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN ADNA

• Deputies responded about 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning to the 300 block of Bunker Creek Road in Adna where a woman reported her ex-husband came into her home and into her bedroom. He left but was subsequently picked up by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and then arrested. Bonny R. Anderson, 42, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary and violation of a protection order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

EUUUUW

• A Centralia man was arrested overnight for allegedly spitting in his girlfriend’s face. Officers responding about 3:15 a.m. to the 400 block of South Silver Street arrested Nicholas A. Graham, 30, for misdemeanor assault and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to an assisted living facility at Southwest Woodland Circle about the possible theft of a resident’s purse. It’s not clear if it was stolen or lost, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responded about 9:20 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Pearl Street where an individual reported something was thrown at his windshield breaking it.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• Chehalis police called about 7 p.m. yesterday about a possibly intoxicated driver exiting from Interstate 5 caught up with the car on Mills Avenue, where the driver was slumped over the steering wheel with the engine still running. Susan M. Peha, 49, of Centralia, was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE VERUS BIKE

• Centralia police responded to a vehicle versus bicycle collision about 11 a.m. yesterday at South Pearl Street and Centralia College Boulevard. The subject on the bike sustained “very minor” injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of protection order, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, collision, other misdemeanor assaults, disputes between neighbors, suspicious circumstances, strange noises outside a house in the middle of the night; concerns about a female napping on a sidewalk; complaint about two people making out in public, lots of aid calls … and more.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

COMPUTER TAKEN FROM DOCTORS OFFICE

• Someone walked off with a computer from the Chehalis Childrens Clinic yesterday. No arrest has made as of this morning. Police were called about 11:45 a.m. yesterday to the office at the 300 block of South Market Boulevard and told a Toshiba laptop vanished from an exam room sometime since 9 a.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he had no information if patient medical information or client financial data was stored on the device.

YOU’VE GOT MAIL! NOT

• Someone emptied the mail from the postal drop box outside the Morton Post Office. Police Chief Dan Mortensen said it was discovered about 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 28 and he still has no suspects. The chief said he had no idea exactly how much mail was stolen, but said personnel there collect the contents twice each day so it would be everything members of the public left there since the previous afternoon. “Obviously they were looking for identity theft,” Mortensen said. The lock had been cut. Mortensen said boxes at the post offices in Mineral and Elbe were hit the same night.

STOLEN PROPERTY

• Deputies arrested a man at the 100 block of Taylor Road yesterday for a warrant as well as trafficking stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Martin W. Gallagher, age and town unavailable, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Gallagher is not being charged pending further investigation. Further details were not readily available.

OTHER THEFT

• An officer took a report yesterday morning regarding the theft of medication from an apartment on the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis.

• Someone stole a newspaper vending rack from the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Grapes and unspecified broken yard decorations were reported stolen yesterday from the 700 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded just before 4 o’clock this morning to the 200 block of North Gold Street when two males were interrupted prowling a parked car. The victim gave officers a description, according to police. but it’s unclear if any arrest were made.

• A purse was stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11:15 a.m. yesterday.

ROAD CLOSURE

• A section of First Street in Centralia will be closed today for paving from noon until about 5 p.m. A detour will be set up while the city repaves the block between North Tower and North Pearl Street.

REWARD FOR INFO ON ART THEFT

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about a residential burglary in Glenoma in which numerous pieces of a Native American art collection were stolen. Among the missing valuables are multi-colored beaded baskets, clay pots, sterling silver mini bowls, a beaded pipe, an Amazon Indian dance fan, an old string bag and a silver WWII Zippo lighter from the ship Lusitania, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in at the 100 block of Frost Creek Road occurred sometime between July 20 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. At the time, the sheriff’s office said the loss was more than $5,000. 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.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assaults; responses for alarms, collision, misdemeanor assaults, reckless drivers; concerns about a female laying beside a building; complaints about a panhandler asking for money, a man with wet pants drinking a beer near  building … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Updated

POLICE: EMPLOYEE THEFT FROM GROCERY STORE

• Police were called yesterday to Red Apple IGA in Toledo about suspected theft involving two former cashiers ended up arresting a pair of women before the day was over. Officer Sam Patrick said it appeared that between April and last month, numerous transactions were made in which someone purchased a pre-paid Visa card from the store and charged it to the account of one of the co-owners. Patrick said he believed one of the employees would come through the line of the other to buy mostly $100 cards. The loss is estimated at about $6,200, he said. Marisa R. Frost, 27, was arrested yesterday evening at her home in Toledo. Lacey L. Martin, 20, was arrested later at the police department when she came in to be interviewed, he said. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree theft and possession of stolen property, according to Patrick.

MAN JAILED AFTER IGNORING JUDGE

• A 20-year-old Tacoma man who went to Lewis County District Court yesterday afternoon to get his warrant quashed was instead remanded into custody by a judge and decided to leave. Police called to the courthouse at the 300 block of Main Street in Chehalis subsequently located James E. Russell near Market Boulevard and Boistfort Street and took him to the jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Russell was booked for third-degree escape, according to police.

FIRE SETTER SEEN

• A fire investigator was called yesterday afternoon after a female was seen lighting papers on fire next to a dumpster in a Centralia alley. Police responded about 4:30 p.m. but no arrest had been made as of this morning. It happened behind buildings on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue and just a small pile of burnt paper was left, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning regarding a stolen vehicle from the 100 block of North Barner Drive. The car is a red 1999 Acura with custom rims and a plate reading ANC 9829, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police responded to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia just after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon regarding a car stolen from a parking lot. Missing is a 1994 Honda Accord with a license plate of AEX 9992,  according to the Centralia Police Department. A witness saw a male with a tattoo on his neck drive the car away, according to police.

• A car located near the back of Rotary Riverside Park in Centralia about 7:30 a.m. yesterday was found at about the same time it was reported stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary to a garage on the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue, following a report made about 6:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police took a report just after 1 p.m. yesterday from the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street that a check mailed out for an unspecified payment was stolen and forged.

• As many as a half dozen batteries were reported stolen from a storage yard at the 300 block of East Summa Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1 p.m. yesterday. Also taken was a large tarp,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine about 10:20 a.m. yesterday in Centralia. Michael E. Bieker was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer at East Maple and North Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 5:35 a.m. today about a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of L Street in Centralia. missing were the stereo, speakers and an iPod, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• A purse found at Wal-Mart was turned in yesterday to the Chehalis Police Department. It still contained identification and money, according to police.

SHOT FIRED?

• Chehalis police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday when man said he heard a gunshot just outside his office window at the 300 block of Ninth Street in Chehalis. No evidence of that was found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WANNABE FLAGGER

• Police were called about 3:23 p.m. yesterday about a child playing with a traffic crossing flag at South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. They were called again about 3:36 p.m. when a car stopped for him and another car slammed into its rear near Fairview Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. No injuries were reported.

LIKELY SCAM

• A 55-year-old Centralia woman reported getting a call yesterday from a man with an accent who said he was with Microsoft and that he needed information to log onto her computer remotely so he could fix a virus. She said he hung up when she began asking clarifying questions, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza cautions the public not to provide personal information to those who ask for it unsolicited, but to instead contact law enforcement.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, protection order violation, shoplifting, vehicle getting keyed, found passport, civil questions about landlords, disorderly persons, disputes, disputes, more disputes, collision; concerns about a young mother deer not very savvy when it comes to crossing the road at Northeast Kresky Avenue; complaints about dogs running loose, occupants of a parked vehicle might be using drugs  … and more.

CORRECTION: This has been updated to correctly reflect the ages of the two women arrested in connection with Red Apple IGA. Marisa R. Frost is 27 years old and Lacey L. Martin is 20. Incorrect ages were provided by the police department.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Updated at 8:28 p.m.

STEALING FOOD

• An officer was called to Wal-Mart about 5:20 a.m. yesterday when a shopper reportedly walked out of the store without paying for a cart filled with groceries such as food, water and paper towels and loaded into a vehicle, told an employee  to “F off” off and drove away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police tracked down a suspect based on the license plate and the investigation continues, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson.

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 4 p.m. on Saturday when a shopper allegedly left the store with a cart full of merchandise but abandoned it before driving away with a woman and two children.

STEALING OTHER THINGS

• Deputies are looking for a 46-year-old Centralia man suspected in a theft or attempted theft of tools, computer equipment and rain gear from the 100 block of Airport Road in Chehalis just before 9 p.m. yesterday. A deputy responding about 9:20 p.m. learned security personnel attempted to contact a suspect who ran off, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 27-year-old Onalaska man was arrested on Friday in connection with credit cards stolen the week before from the 700 block of Burnt Ridge Road. Matthew T. Gorman allegedly used the cards and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft as well as identity theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

GUN CRIMES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that an investigation led to the arrest on Friday of a 51-year-old Salkum woman being illegally in possession of a loaded shotgun. A deputy arrested Laurie Snowden at the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 12; she is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior conviction, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Snowden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called on Saturday to the 100 block of Forest-Napavine Road East regarding a Smith and Wesson 38 special revolver stolen from a 21-year-old man’s vehicle sometime between Aug. 31 and Thursday. The loss is estimated at $600, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• A 24-year-old Vader man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine after officers responded about 5 p.m. yesterday to a call about a person yelling and going into traffic at the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia. Victor J. Hobbs was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday to a report of a suspicious male “freaking out” in someone’s yard at the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. He told officer he was hallucinating and had taken acid, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and a small paper square of the suspected drug was found on him, according to police. Potential charges are pending the results of lab tests, according to police.

CAR CRIMES

• Centralia police were called about 7 a.m. on Saturday to the 700 block of South Rock Street where someone had broken out the window of a vehicle. At about 8:30 a.m., an officer took a report of a car prowl in which a radio was stolen from the 500 block of North Rock Street. Just after 10 a.m., an officer took another report of a vehicle window broken out at the 600 block of North Washington Street.

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of West Summa Street regarding a vehicle prowl in which credit cards were taken and subsequently “compromised”.

BRAWL SPILLS ONTO STREET

• Chehalis police were called about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue when a witness observed three males in a fight during which a  large window was broken out to a business. No injuries were reported but police are following up to find who was involved, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

KID FIGHT

• A playground fight amongst two groups of kids ages 10 to 14 ended with a 13-year-old getting a small cut above his eye on Saturday evening off Southwest 13th Street in Chehalis. Police called about 7:45 p.m. to Penny Playground learned an argument escalated when the 13-year-old threatened another juvenile and he got hit, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said one group of youngsters got a talking to and officers would be contacting the rest. “Technically, they all were disorderly,” Wilson said.

POLICE CHASE, WRECK, CAR FIRE LEADS TO BROKEN BONE, ARREST

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for felony eluding after a single-vehicle wreck about 3:45 a.m. yesterday at the northbound Interstate 5 exit to Labree Road near Chehalis. Michael D. Kelly was driving a 2001 Chrysler Concorde that collided with a the guard rail at the northeast corner of the intersection, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash was blamed on speed and Kelly is facing possible charges of vehicular assault and eluding, according to the state patrol. One passenger, 24-year-old Tanner H. Snell was reportedly unhurt but another, Tyler D. Working, 23, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, the investigating trooper. reported. He was treated and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a broken ankle. Both passengers are Chehalis residents. Trooper Will Finn said a police pursuit began when Kelly was observed by a trooper speeding eastbound on state Route 508 – 66 mph in a 55 mph zone – and sped away instead of stopping. Speeds on the freeway reached 123 mph and after the car crashed, fire broke out in the engine compartment while Kelly was still seat belted in, Finn said. A trooper and deputy pulled him from the car; he was somewhat uncooperative and a Taser was used on him, Finn said. The other two occupants had gotten out on their own, he said. The fire damage was minimal compared with the collision damage, he said. Kelly was found to be driving on a suspended license, without his required alcohol interlock device, and intoxicated, according to Finn. Working was listed in satisfactory condition this afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.

OTHER WRECKS

• A 40-year-old woman sustained minor injuries when she lost control of a vehicle at a sharp corner on the 3200 block of Cooks Hill Road about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and Kristine M. Hiatt was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the sheriff’s office. She is also being investigated for driving under the influence and without a valid license, Sgt. Rob Snaza said this morning.

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with minor injuries after a rollover wreck on the 400 block of Leonard Road near Onalaska at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle spun out on a wet road at a sharp curve and landed in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 21-year-old Chehalis resident was cited for driving too fast for conditions when he lost control of his vehicle at the 200 block of Frogner Road west of Chehalis on Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The driver attempted to slow at a corner but ended up in the opposite ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions, shoplifting, other misdemeanor thefts; report that a woman was yelling at cars and bothering people at various places around Chehalis over the weekend – she is transient, new in town and was taken to the hospital for evaluation; report of suspicious person on Chamber Way overpass about 3 a.m. yesterday, possibly using a jackhammer – was a DOT worker … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 6th, 2013

THEFTS

• A deputy was called yesterday to a burglary at the 800 block of Cannon Road in Packwood in which an estimated $3,000 worth of items were stolen. Sometime after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and before  8 a.m. Thursday someone made off with an air compressor, other tools and cedar boards, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Some time between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. yesterday, someone entered a trailer and broke into a vehicle at the 200 block of Tillicum Drive outside Chehalis and stole two Stihl chainsaws, a weed eater, a leaf blower and a Dell laptop computer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $4,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a residential burglary at the 2500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia that occurred on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Various pieces of jewelry belonging to a 92-year-old woman are missing, according to the  sheriff’s office.

• A 71-year-old Chehalis man reported yesterday morning his newly purchased boat and trailer had vanished from where he left them on the 100 block of Northeast Coal Creek Road. The trailer had a broken axle. A 38-year-old Curtis resident will be getting a citation – summons in the mail as an officer had come across him the day before in the area with the items loaded onto a car trailer, according to Chehalis police. He said at the time he was helping a friend move them, according to police.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday from the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue regarding a potential fraud. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer took a report yesterday from the 2100 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis regarding possible fraud.  The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A female called Centralia police yesterday after discovering someone had passed a check of hers which apparently was stolen from the glovebox of her vehicle in July.

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to the 500 block of Jefferson Street where someone had smashed the window of  vehicle and made off with a purse.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving drugged, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, broken window, report of a phone scam, misdemeanor theft, found dog, disorderly subjects; complaint about 9:20 p.m. yesterday of fireworks in the area of Southwest Sixth Street in  Chehalis  … and more.