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Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Updated at 9:36 p.m.

POLICE: WINLOCK OFFICER ARRESTS TWO WITH METH, SCALES ETC.

• A pair of Winlock residents were arrested last night for possession of methamphetamine with intent deliver after a traffic stop on Roe Road in Winlock. Officer Steve Miller and his partner Misha – the drug sniffing Belgian Malinois – searched the vehicle and found scales, baggies, a pipe and suspected meth, Police Chief Terry Williams said. Zachery E. Torres, 23, and Jessica D. Church, 23, were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Williams. “This was a good score,” Williams said, noting everything fell together.

FURNITURE IGNITES FROM FIREPLACE

• Firefighters were called about 10 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 1000 block of Elm Street in Centralia where flames from a fireplace escaped and burned some furniture. Logs too long for the fireplace were being used, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Firefighters used minimal water to put it out, removed the burnt wood and ventilated the smoke from the house, Capt. Tim Adolphsen said. Nobody was injured, according to Adolphsen.

BREAK-IN IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary to a business at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue. An officer responding about 4:15 a.m. yesterday noted the lock on a door had been broken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HIT AND RUN ARREST

• A 34-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for first-degree negligent driving as well as hit and run regarding an incident on the 600 block of J Street in Centralia last night. Alexandria Carmel-Snyder was cited and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone rummaged through a vehicle parked inside a locked fenced compound on the 1700 block of Lum Road in Centralia, police learned just before 5 o’clock this morning.

• A stereo faceplate was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 200 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday afternoon.

• Centralia police took a report of a car prowl about 9:40 a.m. on Friday in which someone took a new pair of shoes from an unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of West Magnolia Street.

• Centralia police took a report about 6:40 a.m. today regarding a window smashed out of a vehicle on the 1100 block of Mellen Street.

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Friday, November 9th, 2012

TAKIN’ A BREAK

• Chehalis police were called about 3 p.m. yesterday regarding an unresponsive man sitting in a vehicle in the middle of the street on the 100 block of South Washington Avenue. Eric M. Myhre, 27, of Centralia, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance when pills were found in his pocket, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Myhre was also arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle under the influence, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

TAKIN’ A WALLET

• A 28-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Centralia Outlets on Lum Road after he allegedly stole a $100 wallet from the Coach store and then tossed it over a fence as officers arrived to confront him and his companions. Police were called about 3:50 p.m. after an employee checked security footage after feeling suspicious about a group of shoppers, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jose Rentria Hernandez, of Fresno, Calif. was booked into the Lewis County Jail for obstruction and third-degree theft, Officer Angie Humphrey said. “His friends were like appalled, they were not happy with him,” Humphrey said.

TAKING A BUNCH OF STUFF

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon when security footage turned up someone walking out of the store with a computer system and two home surveillance systems, according to police. The person had apparently left with the items on Tuesday without paying, according to police.

WHISKEY HEIST

• Chehalis police were called about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday to a report a man left Safeway on South Market Boulevard with an unpaid-for half gallon of Jack Daniels whiskey. No arrest was made, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SUV VERSUS BIG RIG

• Police and aid were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday when an SUV ran into a semi truck at the 3000 block of Galvin Road in Centralia. It destroyed the front end of the SUV but the 30-year-old driver declined aid, according to responders. “He said he was not injured,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Greg Schwartz said. “Probably quite surprised, but not injured.” However, the driver Steven M. Mullins, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for an outstanding warrant, according to police.

TAKE THAT LAMINATOR AWAY

• Firefighters were called to Centralia’s Oakview Elementary School about 9:40 a.m. yesterday for an overheated laminating machine. Smoke from the same piece of equipment on Monday morning sent the students outside and drew firefighters. The school thought they had the problem solved, according to Fire Capt. Greg Schwartz. “They’re taking that machine out of service,” he said.

RESPONDERS SAVE DOT WORKER WHOSE HEART STOPPED

• Toledo and Winlock firefighters and medics called to a possible seizure along side Interstate 5 near Vader this morning found a state DOT worker in cardiac arrest, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. They were able to successfully resuscitate the 42-year-old man who was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Fire Chief Grant Wiltbank. He was transferred to a hospital in Olympia for further treatment, Wiltbank said.

POLICE: HOMELESS MAN CHOOSES JAIL INSTEAD OF SUICIDE

• The Olympian reports a “down on his luck” 54-year-old transient is accused of robbing a Yelm bank of a single $20 bill on Wednesday, leaving the building, lighting a cigarette and waiting for police to arrest him. Read more here

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012

ARSON INVESTIGATION IN RANDLE

• A deputy was called about 2:40 a.m. yesterday after a fire at the 600 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle where it appeared someone threw some type of gasoline soaked material onto the side of a motor home parked there. A neighbor used a fire extinguisher and the damage was limited to scorching of the paint,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The motor home belongs to a female from Eatonville, according to the sheriff’s office.

CENTRALIA BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at a home on the 400 block of Ash Street in Centralia. The resident said missing was jewelry, money and prescription meds, according to the Centralia Police Department. A door had been left unlocked, according to police.

RANDLE  BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday afternoon from the 100 block of Young Road in Randle about a missing beige-colored diesel heating stove. The owner of the rental home arrived yesterday to find the front door unlocked and the stove missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The last tenants had moved out a month ago, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine overnight after an officer found suspected meth inside a handbag, according to Centralia police. Terry N. Couch was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer about 1 a.m. on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. It’s not clear from a summary of the incident why a police officer was looking through someone’s handbag.

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

LOAD OF WIRING FOUND IN TRAFFIC STOP

• A burnt out bulb on a license plate and failing to use a turn signal caught the attention of a Centralia police officer on patrol early this morning, leading to the arrest of a driver with a load of what appeared to be freshly cut telecommunications wire in the bed of a vehicle. Kim R. Evans, 54, of Chehalis, was allegedly driving with a suspended license and initially gave an different name to the officer during the approximately 3:30 a.m. traffic top on the 1000 block of Mellen Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer Angie Humphrey said police didn’t know where the wiring came from. “We are investigating right now, trying to find the source of that,” Humphrey said this morning. Evans was booked into the Lewis County Jail for obstruction, according to police.

PAIR WEARING HOODIES FLEE STORE WITH CARTFUL

• Chehalis police were called about 3:40 a.m. today after two males pushed a shopping cart full of merchandise out a fire exit at Wal-Mart. An officer was told they were wearing black hoodies and got into a teal-colored Honda Civic or Accord  that fled northbound, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police will review surveillance tapes to see what they can find, Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

APARTMENT BURGLARIZED

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday after a resident returned to her apartment on the 900 block of North Tower Avenue and discovered the door opened, items inside moved around and several DVDs missing.

SHOP BROKEN INTO

• Someone stole two Stihl chainsaws, a Craftsman metric wrench set, a battery charger and other tools from a shop on the 100 block of Middle Fork Road outside Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 46-year-old resident who reported the theft yesterday said it happened sometime between Sept. 21 and last Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office.

STOLEN FIREARM FOUND

• A pistol stolen out of Pierce County turned up at a local business on the 800 block of West Main Street in Centralia yesterday, according to police. The discovery was made because pawn shops report certain items that they get to police, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• A misdemeanor assault was investigated involving two juveniles yesterday at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia. Further details were no readily available.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after being spotted by an officer about 8:25 p.m. walking along the 100 block of West Center Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Brian M. Williams was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

MORE EQUIPMENT DAMAGED AS CENTRALIA BUSINESS VISITED AGAIN BY WIRE THIEVES

• The damage this time is in the neighborhood of $20,000 as thieves struck again at Lakeside Industries in Centralia. An officer called about 11:45 a.m. yesterday to the 2000 block of Johnson Road learned someone cut wiring from numerous pieces of industrial equipment at the business, according to Officer Angie Humphrey. In this case, they may have been spooked because two large rolls of wire were set aside as though ready to be loaded up but were left, Humphrey said. The officer asks anyone with any information about the thefts to call 911 or Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

NOT A HATE CRIME

• Chehalis police were called around noon yesterday by a man with a complaint someone outside Safeway was displaying a political sign showing a picture of Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache. Not a crime, according to Chehalis police. “Basically the officer told him it was freedom of speech,” Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

CHEHALIS HOME BURGLARIZED

• Someone broke into a Chehalis home and stole three televisions, three laptops, three other computers, cell phones and a security safe. An officer called 5:15 p.m. yesterday to the residence on the 300 block of James Street noted a door may have been kicked in and a window was broken, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It seemed to have occurred over the weekend, according to Sgt. Brian Hickey.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS PILFERED

• An officer took a report about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding pills missing from various bottles of prescription medications at a home on the 1000 block of F Street in Centralia. Among the pilfered drugs were morphine, Oxycontin and Lorazepam,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called around 12:20 p.m. yesterday to the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue about damage to the gas line on a vehicle.

• The sheriff’s office is looking for information about someone spray painting graffiti at Onalaska school’s baseball field dugouts over the weekend. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning the vandalism was reported on Sunday and must have happened sometime after 6 p.m. on Friday. The damage will cost $500, according to Brown.

DISORDERLY MAN TAKEN AWAY BY POLICE

• Centralia police called to a convenience store on the 1200 block of Mellen Street for reports of a man “freaking out, running around and being weird” discovered the subject sitting in the driver’s seat of a stranger’s car about 2:15 p.m. yesterday. Michael Stedham, 23, was allegedly uncooperative with officers who tried to detain him. The Centralia resident was arrested for obstructing and vehicle prowl and was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NOT JUST A FIRE DRILL

• Children were evacuated from Centralia’s Oakview Elementary School about 11 o’clock yesterday morning and fire department summoned. “It wasn’t actually a fire but smoke from an overheated laminating machine,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Erik Olson said.

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Monday, November 5th, 2012

Updated at 6:34 p.m.

GARAGE PROWLER ARRESTED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police called just before 5 a.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue after a resident saw someone jump his fence subsequently discovered an intruder inside the garage. The officer ordered the subject to the ground and when he instead began looking around as though he might bolt, the officer “took” him to the ground and took him in to custody, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Matthew R. McDonald, 24, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to police. He was released without charges pending further investigation.

BURGLARY ONALASKA

• Two flat screen televisions were among the nearly $3,000 of valuables missing after a burglary on the 100 block of Fickett Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home on Saturday learned the break-in occurred sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. the following morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT OF RING FROM CENTRALIA

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for theft after a 10 karat Black Hills gold wedding ring was reported missing from a home on the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. A deputy was told by the 57-year-old woman on Friday evening she thought an acquaintance of a family member took it the day before and sold it to a downtown Centralia store, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Alex M. Folden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

TOOLS TAKEN NEAR TOLEDO

• A wire-fed welder, a grinder and other tools were stolen from outside a home on the 800 block of Evans Road outside Toledo, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

BREAK-IN TO CENTRALIA BUSINESS

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to a business on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue where a door lock was forced open and someone rummaged through items.

MEDS MISSING

• Unspecified medication was reported stolen from the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia early yesterday evening,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report of unspecified medication and money taken from a backpack yesterday afternoon at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue.

DOG-NAPPED FROM CENTRALIA

• A female Doberman Pinscher was reported stolen from  yard on the 200 block of East Van Buren Street in Centralia yesterday morning.

POLICE: GROWN MAN STEALS FROM MOM’S PURSE

• A 47-year-old Vader man was arrested on Saturday night after allegedly stealing a debit card from his mother’s purse in Centralia and then accessing her account. Rodney D. Oleachea was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and forgery, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TAVERN TROUBLES DOWNTOWN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police officers were called to three different bars on Saturday night beginning just after midnight for arguments, fights and disorderly people but none with serious injuries, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The calls began on Northwest Chehalis Avenue where an officer ended up using a Taser on a 22-year-old Chehalis man being escorted out of the Paradise, continued at Garbe’s across the street and moved to North Market Boulevard  and then back to Northwest Park Avenue, according to police.  “All similar,” Sgt. Brian Hickey said. “Intoxicated individuals involved in disputes.” Friday night downtown was a little less eventful with just one woman arrested for punching another woman in the nose outside Garbe’s, according to Hickey.

‘EXCUSE ME’

• A man and woman in their late 20s were interrupted by an officer and arrested after a report about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday of a couple having sex in a vehicle parked on a neighborhood street in Centralia.

POLICE: HALLOWEEN PRANK NOT FUNNY

• Winlock police arrested a 47-year-old Winlock man in connection with malicious mischief to an officer’s home on Halloween, according to Police Chief Terry Williams. Ronald White was also arrested for resisting arrest, according to Williams. Further details were not readily available.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about a vehicle prowl about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street in Chehalis. Missing were some change and sub woofers, according to police.

• An unlocked vehicle was broken into on the 1600 block of Grandview Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. A GPS device was among the items stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK WITH NO DRIVER

• Centralia police say they are investigating after a single-car accident about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday at the 1600 block of Harrison Avenue at Galvin Road. The vehicle was discovered without a driver, according to police.

MAN HURT IN WINLOCK HIT AND RUN

• An arrest was made after a pedestrian in his early 30s was struck by a vehicle late Friday afternoon in Winlock. Aid called about 5:20 p.m. to the 800 block of Northwest Kerron Street transported the man to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Further details were no readily available.

ONE AIRLIFTED AFTER INTERSTATE 5 CRASH

• A motorist in his 70s was airlifted after his truck collided with a tree on northbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis about 11:15 a.m. on Friday. The man who was alone in the vehicle may have had a medical issue but also sustained injuries to his torso, according to Lewis County Fire District 15.

POLICE: MAN SETS OFF FLARE IN CENTRALIA APARTMENT

• Centralia police say a 32-year-old man might be in trouble after lighting a road flare inside his apartment on Friday. “He advised he was practicing to see if it worked to summon aid,” Centralia police wrote about the approximately 6:30 p.m. call. Police and the fire department did arrive at the group home on the 1600 block of Johnson Road. Firefighters were initially called about a candle on the roof, but Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Scott Snyder said it was a road flare the individual had quickly set it outside the window onto the roof where it was raining. The resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be evaluated, according to Snyder. The case is being referred to a prosecutor for a possible charge of second-degree reckless burning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012

PUMPKIN MISCHIEF IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called to the 300 block of Southeast Valley View Drive about 7:30 p.m. yesterday regarding jack-o-lanterns. “It appears boys were smashing pumpkins,” Officer Linda Bailey said. However, the subsequently woman decided not to press charges, according to police.

IPAD TAKEN FROM SCHOOL FOUND IN ALLEY

• Police were to called the 1000 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis yesterday afternoon when someone saw a man place an iPad in an alley. An officer subsequently arrested 25-year-old Seth T. Lloyd for second-degree possession of stolen property, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The iPad had been stolen from the Napavine School District, Officer Linda Bailey said. Lloyd was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

TRAFFICKING INQUIRY

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary from the 1900 block of Trillium Avenue in Centralia after stolen items were found yesterday in at least one pawn shop, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PURSE SNATCHED FROM HOME

• A residence on the 3000 block of Borst Avenue in  Centralia was burglarized, according to a report made to police yesterday morning. Missing is a computer bag and purse with its credit cards and identification, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened sometime after midnight and the victim wasn’t sure if the home had been locked up, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

VANDALISM

• Someone cut the valve stems from all four tires on a vehicle parked at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday afternoon. There are no suspects, according to police.

WRECK

• A 38-year-old Centralia woman suffered only a sore shoulder after her car went over a 30-foot embankment off Wildwood Road near Vader yesterday, rolling twice on its way down and coming to rest upside down, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She was able to crawl out of her vehicle and call 911; a deputy arriving just after 1 p.m. issued her a citation for wheels off the roadway, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman had no visible injuries but her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt had to be towed, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012

THEFT

• A deputy took a report yesterday about a burglary to a boathouse on the 100 block of Mineral Hill Road in Mineral in which two 1950s-style Johnson outboard motors were stolen. The 69-year-old victim said someone parked by the house and walked to the structure which hasn’t been used for boat rentals since 1985 and took the items sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police took a report from the 100 block of East Bridge Street just before noon yesterday afternoon about credit card fraud.

ALLEGED RANSACKER ARRESTED

• A 37-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday in connection with derogatory messages written on the walls inside a home on the 200 block of High Street. A woman who lives there called police the night before and said someone also threw some of her belongings outside. Bradley M. Pedersen was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UH, TRICK-OR-TREAT?

• A woman on Southwest McFadden Avenue in Chehalis called 911 about 7:40 p.m. yesterday to ask for a police officer because there were a bunch of unruly teenagers banging on her door demanding candy. No arrests were made.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

BACK DOOR BREAK-IN

• A burglar alarm alerted Chehalis police to Dairy Dans on the 1500 block of South Market Boulevard about 2:15 a.m. today where an officer found the back door forced open. Police will be reviewing surveillance video from the business, but it didn’t appear anything was stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRONT DOOR BREAK-IN

• A 30-year-old Centralia man called the sheriff’s office yesterday about a burglary to his home in which $100 cash and two rings were stolen. The front door to the home on the 3700 block of Russell Road was damaged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in occurred between 7:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

HOME RANSACKED

• Police were called abut 11 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of High Street in Centralia where a woman returned home to discover someone had entered her residence, written derogatory messages on the walls and then thrown some of her belongings outside. Centralia police note they have possible suspect information in the case.

SHED RANSACKED

• A storage shed on the 2200 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia was ransacked, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday morning. The victim was still sorting through to determine what was missing, according to police.

PALLETS TAKEN

• A Chehalis police officer stopped a pickup truck loaded with pallets driving away from the Grocery Outlet on Louisiana Avenue about 4 o’clock this morning and arrested the driver – Ivan Garcia Corrales, 31, of Federal Way –  for third-degree theft, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

IPHONE 5 TAKEN

• Centralia police were called to the haunted house on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue yesterday evening after an unknown suspect stole an iPhone 5 from a volunteer there.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report from the 2400 block of Cooks Hill Road yesterday afternoon about unauthorized charges on a man’s credit card.

BAD CHECK

• Morton police took a complaint of an unlawful issuance of bank checks on the 200 block of Main Avenue last week. The writer of the check was contacted and encouraged to satisfy the check or potentially face criminal charges, according to the Morton Police Department.

911 CALLER WANTS HELP FINDING BED

• Morton police received a report of a dispute just before 1 a.m. on Saturday on the 100 block of Main Avenue. An officer determined the caller was an intoxicated citizen trying to find their way to their motel room, according to Morton Police Department.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

THEFT INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AT CENTRALIA EAGLES

• Police are investigating money missing from the Centralia Eagles. An officer called just after noon time yesterday to the 2300 block of North Pearl Street learned there was cash missing, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Jim Shannon said it’s not clear if the theft occurred during business hours or not. The amount in question was not disclosed but Shannon said he believes it is less than $1,000.

CHEHALIS POLICE LOOK INTO ASSAULT OF TEEN

• Chehalis police were called about 5:25 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 1000 block of South Market Boulevard after a 14-year-old girl walked in and said she was assaulted. The case is under investigation, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

SMALL BAGGIE FOUND AT FIRE DEPARTMENT HANDED OVER TO POLICE

• Police were called to the Northwest Park Street about 7:20 .m. today about an unknown substance in a small baggie found inside a vehicle at the Chehalis Fire Department. The material will be tested to determine what it is, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Someone prowled an unlocked vehicle on the 2000 block of Southwest Olympic Drive in Chehalis, according to a report made to police yesterday. Nothing was missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• Two people were hospitalized after a one-car rollover accident yesterday morning northwest of Centralia. Firefighters called about 10:30 a.m. to Galvin Road near River Heights Road said there were four occupants. Further details were not readily available.

SMOKE DRAWS FIRE CREW TO BURGERVILLE

• Centralia firefighters called to a report of smoke inside Burgerville early this morning found an overheated light fixture in a back room. Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Casey McCarthy said crews called at 6:20 a.m. to the Harrison Avenue eatery shut off the power but didn’t need to use any water on the ballast.

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Monday, October 29th, 2012

Updated at 3:31 p.m.

OOPS, SHOULDA LEFT THAT HOME

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April Sunshine Ringo

• A 35-year-old Centralia woman arriving at the Lewis County Jail found herself in more trouble when she ran her hands through her hair and a glass pipe fell out. When April S. Ringo was strip searched authorities found numerous items hidden in her underwear, including a pink straw with suspected drug residue on it and a pill believed to be Vicodin, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning. Ringo was in the Chehalis jail on remand from the court in connection with driving on a suspended license, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. A deputy called to the jail on Friday to investigate arrested Ringo for possession of controlled substance by an inmate, Brown said.

OUCH

• A deputy took a report about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday at the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital from a 26-year-old Chehalis man who lost some teeth when he was punched in the face at a party on the 200 block of Haywire Road outside Chehalis. The sheriff’s office is asking prosecutors to charge a 29-year-old Winlock resident with second-degree assault, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. The victim reportedly had been disrespectful to his wife, Brown said.

THREAT TO KILL

• A deputy was called to the 100 block of Jordan Road in Salkum about 7:45 a.m. on Saturday after a 25-year-old Mossyrock man allegedly told his former girlfriend he was going to “kill her and the new guy she was dating,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 21-year-old woman had just broken up with Jose L. Ayala-Balderrama, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman said when Ayala-Balderrama was backing out of the driveway, he struck her with his vehicle’s door, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Ayala-Balderrama admitted getting into a fight with her but denied threatening to kill her, Brown said. was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment.

THEFT, THEFT AND MORE THEFT

• Officers called about suspicious activity at Les Schwab Tires on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia just before 1 a.m. today found a 48-year-old man with a wheel and when they searched him found suspected methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. Robert S. Lopez, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for drug possession and police continue to try to verify where the wheel came from, according to Sgt. Jim Shannon.

• Chehalis police responding to a burglary alarm about 12:20 a.m. on Sunday at a business on the 1300 block of Northwest State Avenue found a door broken and numerous items including chainsaws missing. The loss is estimated around $4,000, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Someone broke a back bathroom window at a home on the 600 block of Gore Road in Onalaska and made off with two credit cards and almost $2,000 worth of valuables including a backpack with fly-tying equipment and reels, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 47-year-old victim said it occurred sometime between Thursday and Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called on Saturday to vacation property on the 100 block of Mountain View Drive North in Ashford where the owner said someone broke into his fifth-wheel trailer and stole a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Honda generator, power tools and other items totaling $1,680. The victim said it happened sometime during the previous week, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Chehalis police were called just before 9 a.m. on Friday about a burglary at a residence on the 600 block of Dobson Court in which a woman said she discovered her sliding door open and her purse missing. Someone later found some of the items – the driver’s license and a checkbook – on Market Boulevard and 17th Street and turned them into police, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 1:50 p.m. on Friday to a home on the 800 block of Northwest New York Avenue where a woman said she saw a stranger try to get in her sliding door. She stopped him and he said he was looking for a guy named John, according to police. A couple of blocks away, at a business on Northwest Middle Street around the same time, an individual was seen trying to get into two different vehicles, according to police. An officer contacted a suspect, who had trouble speaking, and denied going into the home or attempting to prowl vehicles but then admitted he was trying to get money and food for his kids, Sgt. Brian Hickey said. Luke Chancy, 33, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for trespass and car prowl, Hickey said.

• Two 14-karat gold wedding bands engraved with Jesus and a fish were stolen from the 8100 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma sometime between Sept. 1 and Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A camcorder was taken as well, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Police were called about 6 a.m. on Sunday about a vehicle prowl on the the 900 block of Southwest 21st Street in Chehalis in which a wallet was taken. The vehicle had been left unlocked, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A purse was stolen overnight from a pickup truck parked on Southwest James Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The missing handbag with identification inside was found in a dumpster Sunday on the 200 block of West Main Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 49-year-old driver was hospitalized after a single-car wreck yesterday on state Route 6 just west of Pe Ell, according to the Washington  State Patrol. A trooper called about 6:35 p.m. reported Zoe A. Hull of Tokeland was westbound when she failed to negotiate a curve and hit the ditch, according to the state patrol. The 1989 Mazda 626 was towed, the investigation trooper noted. Hull was treated and has been released.

• A 20-year-old Mossyrock man escaped injury when he lost control of his Ford Focus and totaled it on Saturday morning on the 100 block of Salmon Creek Road near Mossyrock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving about 8:20 a.m. was told the driver struck an embankment and then rolled the car onto its top, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver will be mailed an infraction for speeds too fast and expired license tabs, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

WEEPING BABY DEER

• Chehalis police were called about 10:20 a.m. on Friday to Northwest Maryland Avenue where someone found a young deer crying in the berry bushes with a broken leg. An officer had to “dispatch” the injured animal, in other words shoot it, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It’s right rear leg was shattered, according to Sgt. Brian Hickey. It likely was hit by a vehicle, he said.

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Sunday, October 28th, 2012

BARTENDER ASSAULTED

• Police were called about 1:25 a.m. today to a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia after a woman threw a beer glass at a bartender’s face. Further details were not readily available.

BANK CARD STOLEN BY TAVERN PATRON

• Centralia police took a report just after midnight that an individual’s debit card was stolen while at a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue and was immediately used locally. The case remains under investigation,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN KNIVES RECOVERED

• An 18-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 10 p.m. yesterday at the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia for possession of stolen property in connection with knives reported stolen on Friday from a shed on the 400 block of North Oak Street. Nathan A. Cheney was booked in to the Lewis County Jail  also for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Portland man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana when contacted by an officer about 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Rico F. Mendez was booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Halloween lawn decorations were reported stolen from the 500 block of South Gold Street in Centralia yesterday.

• An iPad was was reported stolen on Friday afternoon from an office on the 1700 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. A possible suspect has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SOME UNRULY PARTY-GOERS UNDERAGE

• Centralia police broke up a Friday night party with as many as 100 individuals at a small residence on East Cherry and South Diamond streets. The visit from police stemmed from a complaint of noise and lots of juveniles drinking and being disorderly outside the home. Four officers, with help from sheriff’s deputies, spent about two hours “processing” dozens of party-goers to determine which were younger than 21 and drinking, according to the Centralia Police Department. Seventeen young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were cited for minor in possession of alcohol, according to police. Six of them who were under 18 were released to their parents, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

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Friday, October 26th, 2012

MARIJUANA AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

• A deputy was summoned to Winlock Middle School yesterday afternoon about a 13-year-old student being found in possession of a small amount of marijuana. The boy said it was for his personal use but he had not used it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The student was turned over to his mother; the case will be referred to juvenile prosecutors for a charging decision, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

BARN BURGLARIZED

• A 69-year-old resident on the 700 block of Curtis Hill Road called the sheriff’s office about 6:20 a.m. yesterday when he discovered a burglary to his cow barn. Missing sometime since the day before was a Honda pressure washer and two 25-foot sections of insulated copper wire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT

• Police took a report about 6:50 a.m. today of a car prowl on the 1500 block of View Avenue in Centralia. Someone cut the cloth top on a Jeep and stole a purse and credit cards, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A window was broken out of a vehicle parked at the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in  Chehalis and a CD player stolen, according to a report made to police just after 9 a.m. yesterday.

• A car stolen from Centralia turned up yesterday at Delano and Blair roads north of town, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The owner was contacted and retrieved the 2001 Honda Accord, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECKS

• A 19-year-old Chehalis area resident received minor cuts when he rolled his car yesterday morning off Brockway Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The teenager said he was not paying attention and drove his Oldsmobile Cutlass off the road, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. There was major damage to the car, Brown said. The driver was issued a citation for wheels off the roadway.

• A 21-year-old driver from Centralia was cited for wheels off the roadway after she reached for her chap stick and ran into an embankment on the 600 block of Centralia-Alpha Road east of Chehalis yesterday evening. A deputy arriving about 5:45 p.m. reported she and her passengers were evaluated by medics and none were injured,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 2004 Ford Focus sustained major damage, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012

GRANDMOTHER SWINDLED OUT OF $2,500

• A 73-year-old Onalaska woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday when she realized she’d been tricked into sending $2,500 to a stranger. It happened late last month when she received a phone call from someone who identified himself as her grandson saying he was in New York where he’d gotten arrested for driving under the influence and needed the funds to get out of jail and get back to his base in Utah, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the caller sounded sounded like the victim’s grandson who is in the military residing in Utah. The caller put his “attorney” on the phone, who helped arrange for the grandmother to wire the money via a local Western Union service, according to Snaza. She subsequently has been in contact with her grandson and discovered it was not him, according to the sheriff’s office. Snaza says the sheriff’s office urges folks if they are ever suspicious of something that could be a scam to call 911. Investigators are trying to figure out how the caller knew the young man’s details, Snaza said, but cautioned people might consider personal information they post online in places such as Facebook.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A green 2001 Honda Accord was reported stolen from a residence on the 100 block of West Roanoke Street in Centralia yesterday. The missing car has a black fender on its passenger side, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 12:20 p.m. yesterday about a car prowl in which someone stole a stereo from the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to a home on Southwest Gales Avenue where the 30-year-old resident said someone cut the wires on his house for the telephone and internet overnight. There is no suspect, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 41-year-old Centralia man picked up on a warrant overnight was allegedly found with a zipper case in his pocket that contained suspected methamphetamine and scales. Harold J. Bland was taken in to custody about 1:50 a.m. at a gas station on the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession with intent to deliver, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

AND OTHER STUFF

• Also, as usual, various arrests for outstanding warrants, and misdemeanors such as shoplifting and marijuana.

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

COMPLAINT: WOMAN ‘TALKING WITH HER BUTT CHEEKS’

• Police were called to Wal-Mart yesterday morning to a complaint a customer refused to leave, pulled her pants down and was “talking with her butt cheeks.” An officer who responded to the 10 a.m. call to Northwest Louisiana Avenue said the woman who was in her 30s denied exposing herself. She was “trespassed” meaning she was told she may not return to the store, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “We don’t know what she was trying to do,” Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

ESTIMATED $10,000 WORTH OF GEAR MISSING FROM GARAGE

• Someone stole two sets of diving equipment and a racing bicycle from the 900 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to police. An officer called about 9:10 a.m. yesterday was told a lock had been cut off the garage. The loss is estimated at about $10,000, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRUCK TAKEN IN CENTRALIA

• A deputy was called yesterday morning to the theft of a maroon 1999 Ford Ranger from a driveway on the 400 block of South Street in Centralia. The vehicle went missing sometime between 9 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

INTRUDER FLEES SHOP BUILDING

• Centralia police were called at 8:48 p.m. yesterday to an interrupted burglary to a shop building on the 2400 block of Eureka Avenue. The victim observed a male wearing a dark-colored Oregon Ducks shirt, gray sweat pants and black with orange shoes running from the building, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nothing was immediately reported as missing, according to police.

PURSE STOLEN FROM PARKED VEHICLE

• A woman who parked her car at Schaeffer Park north of Centralia while she walked her dog last night returned to find a window broken out and her purse missing. A deputy called about 8:45 p.m. to the parking lot on the 800 block of state Route 507 canvassed the area but found no suspect, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss of the handbag, cash and credit cards is about $450, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND OTHER STUFF

• Also, as usual, various arrests for outstanding warrants, reports of misdemeanors such as theft and assault, as well as traffic issues and complaints that were not confirmed.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

CHEHALIS MAN SHOOTS, MISSES, DOG WITH RABBIT

• Deputies were called about 4:20 a.m. today to a rural Chehalis home after a resident said his rabbit hutch was broken into by neighbor dogs. He said he awoke to the sound of a squealing rabbit and saw two German shepherds running away, one with his rabbit in its mouth, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 44-year-old fired a shot at the dog, but missed, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened at the the 1000 block of state Route 508. The rabbit died and the dogs’ owner was issued a citation for a violation called prohibited activities by dogs, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

HARD LIQUOR LEAVES STORE IN MALE’S PANTS

• Chehalis police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to a grocery store on the 2100 block of North National Avenue where they were told a young man had slipped a fifth of booze down the front of his shorts and departed without paying. Shop ‘n Kart’s surveillance video showed it was a fifth of Jagermeister, priced at just over $30, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

“THANKS, FOUND IT”

• Chehalis police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart about a suspected car prowl that occurred while its owner was shopping about 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The woman said she tore the vehicle apart looking for her turtle but it was gone. The reptile turned up later, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

MISSING MONEY AT NURSING HOME

• An officer was called to a nursing home on the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon to take a report about money stolen from two residents. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLECTING FIREWOOD GETS MAN IN TROUBLE

• A 55-year-old firewood seller was arrested near his home in Eatonville yesterday morning after he allegedly fled property on the 9000 block of state Route 7 north of Morton with a truckload of wood. When the law caught up with Homer F. Roger, he said the property wasn’t posted no trespassing so he didn’t think he did anything wrong, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Roger was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree trespass, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The wood was from a slash burn pile and a value could not be established for theft, according to Brown.

DRUGS MISSING

• Centralia police took a report about 4:30 p.m. yesterday from he 500 block of Yew Street about the theft of prescription medication. They have a potential suspect and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• A 17-year-old boy was arrested last night for allegedly choking his mother during an argument when she wouldn’t let him leave the home. Deputies called about 11:15 p.m. to the 1600 block of Pleasant Valley Road west of Chehalis reported they were told the woman briefly could not breathe while her son’s arm was around her neck. The teen was taken into custody for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Morton police are investigating a Saturday incident in which a man was walking down a sidewalk with friends when a stranger came up and hit him in the face. It happened about 11 a.m. at Main Avenue and First Street, according to the Morton Police Department. The suspect is a male in his 20s, according to Chief Dan Mortensen.

VANDALISM

• Someone tagged a playground wall at Edison Elementary School on the 600 block of H Street in Centralia, police were told yesterday morning. It was immediately painted over by school employees, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DEER WRECK

• A woman and three girls from Toledo escaped serious injury when she rolled her vehicle onto its side after encountering four or five deer in the roadway  last night. A deputy called about 10 p.m. the South Jackson Highway near state Route 505 near Toledo was told by the 37-year-old driver she braked and swerved to miss the animals and the Ford Explorer went down an embankment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A 14-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with neck and back pain, according to the sheriff’s office. The others, including girls ages 13 and 5, were reportedly uninjured. “Amazingly, there was no damage to the vehicle but it had to be towed from the ditch,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Updated at 5:32 p.m.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN ASKS 911 FOR SLEEPING PILLS

• A Winlock man was arrested after he reportedly called 911 eight times over the weekend to say he’d been poisoned, there were suspicious people outside his home and he needed sleeping pills because he’d been awake for five days. Deputies who responded to the 100 block of Bethany Lane suspected he might be under the influence of something because of his odd behavior, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He said he had used methamphetamine, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Matthew T. Johnson was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after first calling 911 on Saturday and was then released, according to Brown. Johnson repeatedly called 911 until Sunday morning, when deputies arrested and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for telephone harassment, she said.

KITTEN SHOT

• Chehalis police are investigating an incident in which a kitten was shot on the 1400 block of Mills Avenue. An officer called about 6 p.m. on Friday was told by the 20-year-old owner the feline was found under the neighbor’s porch and the veterinarian suspected it was a .22 caliber bullet that went through the spine, according to police. Sgt. Brian Hickey said he understood the kitten didn’t survive. An officer is still attempting to contact individuals to conduct further interviews, Hickey said.

PATIENT TAKES SWING AT FIREFIGHTER

• A 26-year-old intoxicated woman from Lacey was arrested about 1 a.m. on Saturday when she allegedly took a swing at a firefighter who was trying to help her get up. Police were called to the 2100 block of North National Avenue to assist aid crews which had been summoned about a woman who was having trouble breathing, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She told the firefighter to “FU” and grabbed his legs when her punch didn’t connect, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault but is being released without the felony charge pending further investigation.

BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Someone stole a sledge hammer, tools and a moving cart from a residence on the 200 block of Van Buren Street in Centralia, according o a report made to police yesterday afternoon. They also removed the siding from a shed and made off with fishing poles and a tool chest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY SUSPECT PICKED UP IN TOLEDO

• Deputies located a burglary suspect last night near Toledo and booked him into the Lewis County Jail. David M. Meyer, 31, was wanted in connection with a Oct. 12 break-in to a home on the 100 block of Collins Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Meyer was found about 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of state Route 505, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CAR STOLEN, FOUND

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday morning of a car stolen from the 300 block of Jackson Street. The victim later found her Honda in the area of Anderson Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THOUSAND DOLLAR TOW DOLLY MISSING

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a blue and white tow dolly valued at $1,000 was stolen from near a driveway on the 2700 block of Sandra Avenue in Centralia on Oct. 12. The victim just reported the theft on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has spoked rims, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECKS

• A 55-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after a two-vehicle minor injury collision on Harrison Avenue and Johnson Road in Centralia on Friday evening, according to police. An officer called about 8:10 p.m. to the scene issued a citation to George M. Solomon, of Centralia, and then released him, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 42-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence after a non-injury, single vehicle collision Friday afternoon in the Toledo area in which he allegedly ran away from the scene, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A detective arriving about 3 p.m. located Douglas F. E. Jerome and brought him back to the wreck, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened near Jackson Highway and Frost Road near Toledo. His car sustained only minor damage, , Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

POLICE CHASE THROUGH WINLOCK

• A 25-year-old motorist was arrested yesterday evening after a police pursuit that reached speeds of more than 50 mph in a residential neighborhood on Southeast First Street in Winlock, according to police. Winlock Police Chief Terry Williams reported the driver fled his vehicle on Ash Street where he was apprehended. Marcus A. Church of Silver Creek was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to Williams. A search of the vehicle by police dog Misha and her partner turned up drug paraphernalia and an illegal weapon, according to Williams. Church was booked into the Lewis County Jail about 7:20 p.m. for attempting to elude, possession of meth and possession of a dangerous weapon. It began with a traffic stop related to driving with a suspended license, according to the chief.

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Friday, October 19th, 2012

Updated at 4:40 p.m.

PE ELL MOLESTATION SUSPECT PICKED UP IN TEXAS

• A 41-year-old former Pe Ell man who vanished after he was charged five years ago with molesting his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter was located and arrested yesterday west of Dallas by Texas Rangers.

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Michael T. Yeager

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been looking for Michael T. Yeager since 2008, at one point even conducting SWAT operations where they thought he was camping in the woods around Pe Ell, according to the sheriff’s office. Local detectives learned family member’s of Yeager were assisting him by giving him a place to live in Quitman, Texas and asked the Rangers for assistance, according to Sheriff Steve Mansfield. Yeager was arrested late yesterday afternoon and will be extradited back to Lewis County. Mansfield said Yeager was living out in the woods and tried to escape by water in a canoe. A Ranger tracked him down and found he had a large amount of survival gear, a rifle and a fishing pole. Mansfield said. The case involves an allegation he molested the girl over a several year span while they resided together in Pe Ell, according to the sheriff’s office.

COPPER WIRE, PIPES, MISSING FROM ROCK PIT

• Somebody stole stole thousands of dollars worth of materials and equipment from a business on the 800 block of state Route 507 in an overnight break in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the rock pit about 9 a.m. yesterday learned that 250 feet of copper pipe and 100 feet of copper wire were among the items taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT FROM RENTAL BUSINESS

• Centralia police are investigating a theft from a household furnishings rental center on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue. A report made to police yesterday afternoon indicated a customer stopped making payments  on a living room set and a television, according to police.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

POLITICAL SIGN SET ON FIRE

• Firefighters were called to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening to extinguish a burning Dan Swecker campaign sign. The case was turned over to police.

DRUGS AT GRADE SCHOOL

• Centralia police were summoned to Oakview Elementary School around noontime yesterday when marijuana was found in a 12-year-old boy’s pocket. The case involving a small amount of the suspected drug is being turned over to prosecutors for evaluation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HONDA CAR SOUGHT IN HOME BREAK-IN

• Deputies were called about 4:25 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at a residence on the 800 block of Logan Hill Road outside Chehalis. A girl told them when  let herself in after school, the door felt like it was unlocked, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A neighbor said he heard a car start up and leave the home about 10:30 a.m., and noted it was a white Honda, perhaps a Civic or  Prelude, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Among the valuables missing are a Toshiba 32-inch flat screen television, a Dell computer monitor, antique silverware and $70 cash, Brown said.

POLICE: VIDEO CAPTURES FLEEING SHOPLIFTER

• A Chehalis police detective traveled to Hoquiam yesterday to arrest a  21-year-old resident for a shoplifting incident last Friday morning at Wal-Mart in Chehalis. Surveillance video which showed someone carrying merchandise our an emergency exit and get into a waiting vehicle led police to Justin A. Dunlap, according to Chehalis police. Dunlap was booked into the Lewis County Jail for retail theft, according to police. Taken was a backpack and stereo equipment valued at about $230, Officer Linda Bailey said.

CAR VERSUS BUS

• A passenger car and a Twin Transit bus collided about 10 a.m. yesterday at the intersection of North Pearl and West First streets in Centralia. The driver of the car ran a red light, according to police. Nobody was injured, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke the window out of a vehicle on the 1400 block of Logan Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police were notified yesterday morning of graffiti spray painted overnight on the back of a building on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia.