POLICE: MAN BREAKS GIRLFRIEND’S NOSE
• Chehalis police called to an apartment complex about 2 o’clock this morning found a 22-year-old woman who said she was trying to leave and her boyfriend attempted to to drag her back inside by her hair. James R. Payne, 31, of Chehalis, was arrested for second-degree assault as an officer learned the victim had been hit in the face a couple of days earlier leaving her with a broken nose and possibly a broken eye socket, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Payne was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said.
ALLEGED DEATH THREAT
• A 41-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for harassment last night after he allegedly told his girlfriend to sit on the bed and that he would kill her if she moved. An officer called about 11:45 p.m. to the 1500 block of Southwest Mills Avenue was told the man was drinking all day and broke some items inside the home, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail but is being released without charges.
STOLEN CAR RECOVERED, MAN ARRESTED
• A Thurston County man was arrested yesterday for extortion after allegedly contacting the victim of an auto theft and saying he would tell her where her vehicle was if she paid him $500. The red PT Cruiser had been stolen from Centralia the weekend before last and the man somehow learned who it belonged to, according to detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald. The owner contacted police and yesterday detectives met the suspect in Grand Mound, Fitzgerald said. After he led them to the car, they arrested him, he said. Ezra L. Yoder, age unavailable, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for extortion and also for trafficking in stolen property, according to police. The partially stripped vehicle was in the woods on the Chehalis Reservation, Fitzgerald said.
INTRUDER RIFLES THROUGH BEDROOM
• A deputy was called to a home on the 200 block of Wilson Road near Mossyrock yesterday where a woman said someone had been in her bedroom and left her dresser drawers and closet door open, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The light was left on as well.
GUNS, OTHER VALUABLES MISSING AFTER BURGLARIES
• An M1 rifle, a Mossberg shotgun and a 55-inch HD 3-D television were among the loot when a Chehalis area home was burglarized yesterday. It happened sometime between between 1:50 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Juanita Lane, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $7,000.
• A deputy called yesterday to the 200 block of Bevin Lake Road in Packwood to a report of a break in to a recreational vehicle was told a Glock 22 handgun, a compound bow, a shaving kit, a first-aid blanket and a splint were among items missing. It happened sometime since Thursday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• A 1990 Honda motorcycle was stolen from near a front porch on the 800 block of Davis Lake Road near Morton, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office yesterday.
THREE BIKES TAKEN
• Police were called about 12:15 a.m. today to the 500 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia to a report of two bicycles stolen from the driveway. One was a white women’s Peugeot with yellow handle bars and the other a red, yellow and blue GT mountain bike, according to Centralia police. The same victim said a third bike had been taken during the previous week.
• Chehalis police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Southwest William Avenue where someone had broke into a vehicle and taken luggage and prescription medication.
• Tools were stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.
BAD SHOT, BUT CAN HIT THE SIDE OF A HOUSE
• A deputy was called about 9:10 p.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of Brim Road near Ethel after an apparently stray bullet came through the side of a home and struck an entertainment center. The person reporting the incident had heard what he thought were people target shooting, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The person who fired the shot wasn’t found, according to Brown. Further details were not available.
• A 19-year-old Rochester woman lost control of her Honda Civic last night on the 600 block of Independence Road, rolling it and leaving it totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she was not injured, just sore, according to the sheriff’ office.