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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

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.

MISSING MOTORCYCLE

• 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.

CAR PROWL

• 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.

WRECK

• 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.

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Monday, June 25th, 2012

CENTRALIA GIRL FLEES WHEN SHE FINDS INTRUDER INSIDE HER HOME

• Police responded to a residence in north Centralia yesterday evening after a 12-year-old discovered a strange man inside her home. The girl said she came inside from playing with her dog, went to use the phone in the kitchen and heard a man’s voice talking on the phone in her parent’s bedroom, according to Centralia Officer Wayne Compton. She then saw him in the living room and he said something to the effect of “come here,” Compton said. The 12-year-old fled out the back door and ran first to a friend’s house, but the friend wasn’t home so she ended up at a store on North Pearl Street where the owner called 911 at about 6:35 p.m., according to police. There was no indication he tried to hurt her, Compton said. A police dog was summoned and attempted to track the intruder in the area of the 100 block of Cindy Road but was unsuccessful, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was described to officers as in his 30s, wearing a blue button up shirt and possibly Asian.

BUSTED

• More than a dozen young people were arrested when deputies broke up a Saturday night party on the 100 block of Troutman Drive in Winlock. Officers arriving about 12:40 a.m. found numerous juveniles sitting around a bonfire outside a large shop building, some drinking beer, some vomiting, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Inside was a large pyramid built with full cans of beer, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. With the help of officers from Winlock and Morton, the youngsters ages 15 to 20 were rounded up, cited for MIP and either released to parents or taken home, according to Brown. At least one teen was disorderly, throwing items around and was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, Brown said. One 21-year-old is facing a potential charge of furnishing alcohol to minors, Brown said. A 17-year-old boy who lived there said his parents were out of town, Brown said.

SMASH AND GRAB IN CHEHALIS

• Someone broke into a business on the 1000 block of State Avenue in Chehalis about 2 o’clock this morning, making off with a cash box containing about $300. Police responding to an alarm at Outback Nail and Staple found the glass on the front door shattered and a large amount of tools near the door, according to Officer Linda Bailey. A witness had seen an older pickup truck with a loud exhaust in the area, Bailey said.

1,000 POUNDS OF SCRAP METAL STOLEN

• A 64-year-old man discovered his stockpile of about 1,000 pounds of copper pipe and other scrap metal missing from the 300 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim told a deputy he had been accumulating it for about 30 years and took a piece of copper pipe to a Centralia recycling center to get a price, according to the sheriff’s office. He was going to use the money to build a fence, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was told they had recently purchased the same type of metal from someone else, and when he went home to check, found his metal was missing, according to Brown. The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate, Brown said.

BREAK-IN AT CENTRALIA RESIDENCE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that sometime between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Thursday, someone broke into a residence on the 600 block of Roswell Road near Centralia. A window was broken but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

STOLEN VEHICLE FOUND ON BLOCKS

• A Winlock man called the sheriff’s office yesterday when his stolen truck turned up on property near the 100 block of Sandy Lane in Centralia. A property owner contacted the victim after discovering the vehicle on blocks at the end of an old logging road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Winlock man had already been reimbursed by his insurer, so the truck was towed, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

DRUGS

• A 48-year-old Randle man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant for driving with a suspended license after he was observed driving with no tail lights in the area of Kiona Road and U.S. Highway 12 about 9:40 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jon C. Knowles was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

WRECK

• A 22-year-old Winlock woman possibly broke her hand when she rolled her vehicle on Saturday morning on the 200 block of Brim Road near Ethel, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 2005 Kia Rio hydroplaned before it left the road, according to the sheriff’s office. It was described as totaled.

UP IN SMOKE

• Two men lost pretty much everything they owned in two separate vehicle fires over the weekend. A 53-year-old homeless man watched his belongings go up in smoke when his pickup truck caught fire overnight on Interstate 5 in Chehalis. And yesterday morning, an Alaska resident relocating to Arizona pulled over on southbound Interstate 5 near milepost 68 south of Chehalis when his travel trailer burst into flames.

The Chehalis Fire Department was called about 2:40 a.m. today to the parking lot at Denny’s restaurant off 13th Street where a canopied 1977 Ford 250 was burning. The driver had pulled into the middle of the lot and bystanders were trying to put it out with buckets of water and fire extinguisher’s Fire Capt. Casey Beck said. Firefighters saved several boxes of his belongings from the back of the truck, but they will never be the same, Beck said, noting smoke damage. Beck didn’t know where the driver was from, but said some of his friends arrived to help him out. He thought something might have gone wrong with the carburetor.

Yesterday just before 11 a.m., a man and his dog escaped injury when their trailer caught fire on the freeway. The trailer was fully engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. A passerby from Napavine had stopped and helped get the dog out of the man’s SUV and tried to put the fire out, Lt. Laura Hanson said. It’s drivable, but the trailer and most of its contents were a complete loss, according to Hanson. Because he was moving to Arizona, the man’s savings – a significant amount of money – was tucked away inside the wreckage, but responders were able to retrieve it. “It was unharmed, pretty amazing,” Hanson said.

The Napavine man, Antonio Martinez, stayed with the victim, assisting him in salvaging what they could, according to Hanson. Hours later, firefighters were called back to the scene when the driver fell from the trailer injuring his arm. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital. Hanson said she did not know where the man would be staying.

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Southbound Interstate 5 near milepost 68 / Courtesy photo by Kristal Tardiff

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Sunday, June 24th, 2012

HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS WITH WRECK AT HARRISON, I-5

• A 33-year-old Chehalis man was arrested last night after a police pursuit in Centralia in which he allegedly rammed a police car and subsequently struck at least one passenger vehicle when fleeing the scene. Just before 9 p.m., officers responded to a theft at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue and found the suspect driving a white Jeep farther north, near Foron Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. The driver, later identified as Edison C. Church, turned around in a long driveway and reportedly rammed a police car before speeding back towards Interstate 5 on Harrison Avenue, police reported. Centralia police say he collided with several vehicles when he attempted to get on the freeway’s northbound ramp and then hopped out and fled on foot. He was quickly taken into custody, according to police. Riverside Fire Authority said it responded to a two-vehicle collision in which neither occupant wanted to go the hospital. Church was booked into the Lewis County Jail for to counts of assault and felony eluding, according to police.

NIGHT FIGHT

• Two individuals were arrested after a fight downtown Centralia around 2 o’clock this morning in which they slammed into a storefront window breaking it. It happened at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue, according to police. Desirae M. Lafferty, 33, and Larae H. Young, 30, both of Centralia were cited for fighting in public and malicious mischief and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NOT A DUI

• A 69-year-old Centralia man who was intoxicated used a “designated driver” but was arrested for reckless endangerment when his driver – a mentally disabled person – caused a wreck, according to the Centralia Police Department. There were no injuries in the Friday night incident at the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue, according to police. The 36-year-old unnamed driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, hitting a fence and damaging a vehicle parked on the other side of the fence, according to police. Ronald W. Justice was cited and then released, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 1:30 a.m. today to the 800 block of South Gold Street in Centralia where the back window of a canopy on a truck was broken. The victim saw a white truck fleeing the area, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, June 22nd, 2012

SHERIFF: UNAUTHORIZED LOGGING FOILED

• A 32-year-old woman was arrested last night after employees of timber company found a pickup truck loaded with eight freshly cut logs on their property at the end of Hemenway Road in Winlock. A deputy was told the truck traveled around a locked gate onto  Port Blakely property and got stuck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office. Stacey L. McCarty, of Winlock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and second-degree burglary, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.  Deputies are looking for a 33-year-old Winlock man who they were told was with McCarty cutting the trees, Breen said. The 18-inch diameter pieces are valued at about $4,000, he said.

MEDS MISSING

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a burglary between 10 p.m. and midnight the night before at the 900 block of Koontz Road south of Chehalis. Missing was a quantity of oxycodone and hydrocodone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office. The loss is $30. There did not appear to be any forced entry into the home, according to detective Sgt. Dusty Breen.

TOOLS TAKEN

• A Stihl chainsaw, two cordless drills and their accessories were reported stolen yesterday from a shop building on the 2100 block of Young Road near Mossyrock. The theft occurred sometime between June 4 and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office.

SHED PROWLER

• Police called to the 1100 block of Crosby Avenue in Centralia about 2:20 p.m. yesterday arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly breaking into his father’s shed and trying to take items that did not belong to him. Alex M. Folden was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

RAINING FIRECRACKERS

• Chehalis police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday to a complaint at the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue that someone was throwing firecrackers from an apartment window down to where children were walking. A warning was given.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Centralia was arrested yesterday afternoon for possession of heroin in connection with a contact with Chehalis police in February at K-Mart in which suspected drugs were taken from her. Breann N. Woodring was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

CENTRALIA MAN FINDS HIS STOLEN TOOLS

• A Centralia man who didn’t even realize he’d been burglarized yesterday morning was out and about when he spotted what looked like his tool box in the back of a truck. He followed the truck to a Centralia scrap yard and took down a license plate number, leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man for trafficking stolen property, according to police. The burglary victim went home, found his tool box missing and called police, Officer Mike Lowrey said. Michael P. Doven, 30, of Winlock was pulled over about 1:25 p.m. near West Pear and South Pearl Streets and arrested and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

GUN, JEWELRY, TOOLS STOLEN

• At least $8,000 of valuables were stolen in a Winlock area burglary reported yesterday. A deputy called around 5 p.m. to the 400 block of Hemenway Road learned someone forced their way inside a home and shop sometime since Saturday and left with jewelry, a firearm, a toolbox full of tools and a chainsaw, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office.

CENTRALIA HOME BURGLARIZED

• Police were called about 9:40 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at a residence the 300 block of North Diamond Street in Centralia in which two hunting bows and several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

OFFICE BROKEN INTO

• Police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to a burglary to an office at the 2000 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. Someone forced open a door and rifled through cabinet drawers, but nothing appeared to be missing,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A black 2003 Chevrolet pickup was reported stolen from about 4:45 p.m. yesterday from the 1100 block of Chestnut Street in Centralia. The vehicle, with a license plate reading B83476N, was taken sometime during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report just after 4 p.m. yesterday of a maroon 2005 PT Cruiser missing from he 100 block of West Maple Street in Centralia. It has a license plate of 815 YXY, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OFF-DUTY OFFICER CHASES DOWN WANTED MAN

• A 34-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after a short foot pursuit about 7 p.m. yesterday near Northeast Boistfort Street and Market Boulevard in Chehalis. An off-duty Chehalis police officer recognized Sean Holzberger and knew he had an outstanding warrant, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. Holzberger threw down his groceries and ran, she said. Holzberger was arrested for obstruction, Carrell said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

HALF DOZEN VEHICLES SOLD TO MAN WITH DEMENTIA

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon by a woman who said her ex-husband who has dementia bought six cars from an auto dealer, even after they’d been told not to sell them to him. She thought it was a crime, but was told it should be taken up in civil court, according to police.

BUSTED

• Centralia police broke up an underage drinking party last night arresting 17 young people. Officers responded about 10:40 p.m. to a complaint of a loud party at the 1600 block of Winterwood Drive found the owner of the house was away and her child or children had a number of guests who were drinking alcohol, according to the Centralia Police Department. All of the individuals arrested for minor in possession or consuming alcohol were from Centralia and between the ages of 18 and 20, according to police. A 22-year-old male was arrested for obstructing. All were cited and then released, according to police.

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

BREAK-IN

• Deputies are looking for a man with short red hair and a scruffy beard seen loading items into the trunk of a silver car at a residence that was broken into yesterday south of Chehalis. Deputies called about 4 p.m. to the home on the 3500 block of Jackson Highway learned that sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. someone stole more than $2,500 worth of valuables, including a 42-inch Samsung television, two wedding ring sets, other jewelry and about $600 cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing are three pocket knives with mother of pearl handles, Chief  Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A deputy was called yesterday morning to a residence west of Chehalis where someone apparently slipped inside and stole a laptop computer that was sitting on a dining room table while someone was home. The 47-year-old victim at the 400 block of Bunker Creek Road said her boyfriend may have left a door open when he let the dogs in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office.. He saw the computer about 8 a.m. and when he returned 10 minutes later, it was gone, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. There is a “person of interest” in the case, Brown said.

THEFT

• A little more than $200 was reported stolen from a locker at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COUNTERFEIT CASH

• Centralia police were called just before 6:30 p.m. yesterday about a male and a female attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. No arrests were made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNRULY MAN

• A 39-year-old Centralia man was arrested for disorderly conduct at the 100 block of East Maple Street in Centralia at about 9:15 p.m. yesterday. Michael A. Kauer was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STROLLING POULTRY

• Police were called about 6:40 a.m. today about a chicken walking on Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

NURSING HOME THEFT

• A resident of Riverside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia reported yesterday someone stole $109 from their room, according to police. An investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

X-BOX GONE

• An X-box system was reported missing from an office at the Yard Birds Mall in Chehalis yesterday afternoon, according to police.

KISSING UPSETS OBSERVER

• Police were called to a complaint around 9:45 p.m. yesterday about two people making out on the lawn in front of the Chehalis library for over an hour. The caller said it was very disturbing and wanted them stopped, according to police. No arrests were made.

PEEPING TOMS NOT LOCATED

• Police were called just before 11:30 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest Sixth Street in Chehalis about two or three individuals looking into someone’s windows. No suspects were found, according to Chehalis police.

VANDALISM

• A 19-year-old inmate who said he accidentally broke a fire sprinkler head inside his cell on Sunday got in trouble again yesterday morning for allegedly doing it a second time, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HIT AND RUN ARREST

• A 23-year-old motorist was arrested in Chehalis for driving under the influence after he allegedly struck a parked vehicle just before 10 p.m. yesterday at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia and left the scene. Marco P. Francisco, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for hit and run, according to the Centralia Police Department.

APARTMENT FIRE

• A Centralia apartment complex was evacuated late yesterday afternoon when a fire broke out in one of the units. Firefighters called about 5 p.m. to Reliable Enterprises’ building on the 200 block of West Reynolds Avenue found an occupant had put it out with a fire extinguisher, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A pot holder too close to a burner on a stove had ignited and the ensuing flames damaged a wall and cabinets, Capt. Erik Olson said.

OOPS

• An un-named 22-year-old Vader man on a stolen and speeding dirt bike allegedly struck a trooper’s patrol car before speeding away yesterday afternoon north of Vancouver, according to The (Vancouver) Columbian.

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Monday, June 18th, 2012

Updated at 1:37 p.m.

ARRESTEE: “SHE SAID SHE WAS 18″

• A 14-year-old Chehalis-area girl called 911 yesterday evening after a man she met on the Internet allegedly groped her in a car at Stan Hedwall Park, according to Chehalis police. Sgt. Gwen Carrell said the two had developed an online relationship over the past couple of months and they met in person yesterday when the man picked her and they drove to the park on Rice Road. There was some inappropriate touching and she opened the car door, ran away and called 911 on her cell phone, Carrell said. The suspect, 25-year-old Christopher Haight, was found, arrested booked into the Lewis County Jail for indecent liberties, according to Carrell, however further investigation suggested  police would recommend a charge of third-degree child molestation. He said the girl told him she was 18 years old, Carrell said. According to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office, however, Haight will be released without charges pending further investigation.

POLICE SEEKING ASSAULT SUSPECT

• Police are looking for a 30-year-old Centralia man after he allegedly unleashed his Pit Bull on a neighbor who tried to intervene in an argument last night. Officers called about 10:40 p.m. to the 100 block of East Center Street found the neighbor bleeding from a dog bite and suffering from a minor head injury, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were told Ronald W. Manjares Jr. was at his home arguing with his girlfriend when the neighbor got involved. Police said Manjares also hit the neighbor over the head with a lamp before fleeing the scene.

MARIJUANA MISSING AFTER BURGLARY

• Someone broke into a Mossyrock area home and stole a small amount of medical marijuana over the weekend. A deputy called yesterday afternoon to the 100 block of Ajlune Road was told the residents returned home about 3:30 p.m. after being gone since the morning before to discover two and a half ounces of marijuana missing from a dresser drawer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $400.

DRUGS

• A 26-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine just before midnight on Saturday at the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia. Tyler V. Geist was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor warrant around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday after contact with an officer at the 200 block of Railroad Avenue in Centralia. Tom A. Reeves was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop about 4:35 p.m. on Friday at Johnson Road and Linda Lane in Centralia. Jesse L. Thomas  was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FOUR PICKED UP IN BUCODA

• Centralia police with the help of Thurston County law enforcement officers arrested four individuals wanted on various warrants after they got a tip leading them to the 100 block of West 11th Street in Bucoda on Friday night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to the 100 block of South Washington Avenue in Centralia just before 9 a.m. yesterday about a car tire being slashed.

• An inmate said he accidentally broke a sprinkler head inside his cell when he was messing around with it because he was so excited he was going to be released from jail yesterday. The cell was flooded and 19-year-old Zachary J. Johnston-Penrose, was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Friday, June 15th, 2012

Updated

SHERIFF: MACHETE WIELDING LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 34-year-old Randle man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he allegedly swung a machete at his ex-girlfriend’s face during an argument and subsequently used a tire iron to smash out all the windows and headlights of her pickup truck. The suspect ran off into the woods carrying the machete at the 100 block of Kiona Road but an arriving deputy caught up with him and took him into custody, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said Robert J. Day however on the way to the patrol car tried to escape, a struggle ensued in which he kicked and spit at the deputy prompting the use of a Taser. Day also threatened to kill the deputy if he didn’t remove the handcuffs, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Day was booked for first-degree assault and numerous related offenses. Four firearms were confiscated from his home, so he was also booked for unlawful possession of firearms because he is a convicted felon, according to Brown.

GREEN HILL EMPLOYEE ASSAULTED

• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School about 7:20 p.m. yesterday because an inmate at the juvenile correctional facility allegedly assaulted a staff member. An investigation is underway, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The investigation found an 18-year-old resident used a home made knife – crafted from a piece of plastic – to try to stab an employee on his head, neck and chest area, according to Sgt. Gwen Carrell. The wounds were superficial, Carrell said. Carlos Avalos is facing a potential charge of first-degree assault, according to police.

CARS COLORED

• Several people awoke this morning at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia to discover someone had spray painted their vehicles during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers are investigating.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A camera was taken from a vehicle on the 800 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:45 p.m. yesterday.

• Police took a report yesterday morning of a wallet being stolen from a vehicle on the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia. It apparently occurred the day before.

DOG DISTRACTION

• A 26-year-old motorist found herself in the oncoming lane  yesterday afternoon after her dog jumped into her lap as she was traveling north at the 3000 block of Jackson Highway. Her Ford Taurus sideswiped a southbound Dodge Charger, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Neither driver was injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

BOATERS FOUND SAFE

• A pair of boaters were found safe at home in Tacoma after a search at Lake Scanewa southeast of Glenoma yesterday evening prompted by the find of a capsized boat. A resident on the lake spotted the overturned craft and took a boat to it to discover a life jacket floating underneath, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A cell phone found in a gear bag retrieved in the area led to a deputy tracking down its owner, via a Tacoma police officer, at the owner’s home. Two men, ages 21 and 22, said they had been on the lake earlier in the day and had to swim to shore when their boat overturned, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012

BREAK-IN HAPPENS WHILE CHILDREN SLEEPING IN CHEHALIS HOME

• A Chehalis man called police just before 2 o’clock this morning after he got out of the shower and discovered a burglar in his living room. The tall thin individual in a hooded sweatshirt fled out a window and ran toward the post office, dropping the victim’s watch outside on the ground, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It happened on the 100 block of North Market Boulevard while the 40-year-old man’s children were asleep in the home, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. The window had been left open, she said. “It’s becoming really common up north, burglaries where people are asleep,” Carrell said. “It’s a good reminder to lock windows and doors even if it’s warm out.” A camera and his wallet were taken. The man could not tell if the intruder was male or female but did notice a red circular design on the back of the person’s sweatshirt, according to Carrell.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to an apartment on the 1300 block of North Pearl Street where a camera, a skate board a DVD player and some CDs were stolen.

DRUGS

• A 16-year-old boy was arrested at Centralia High School on the 800 block of Eshom Road yesterday morning for possession of marijuana and a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

FIRE BREAKS OUT NEAR TENINO

• A woman was checked by medics for smoke inhalation after a fire overnight that northwest of Tenino. Firefighters called just after 1 a.m. to the 800 block of 143rd Avenue Southeast found a 1000-square-foot shed and the fifth-wheel trailer inside of it fully involved in flames, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. It ignited because of an unattended burn pile nearby, according to a spokesperson for the fire department.  The woman who was living in the fifth-wheel did not need to go to the hospital, Lt. Lanette Dyer said. Dyer said she did not know the extent of the damage to the structure or fifth-wheel.

HALF DOZEN VEHICLES WRECK ON I-5 NEAR GRAND MOUND

• Two individuals were transported with minor injuries after a six-car pileup on southbound Interstate 5 near the Grand Mound interchange this morning, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Lt. Lanette Dyer said in a news release crews responded about 8:25 a.m. The roadway was cleared by just after 9 a.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Updated at 5:50 p.m.

LATE FOR WORK

• A trooper passed by a motorist going more than 110 mph on Interstate 5 near Grand Mound this morning caught up to him and was told the driver was late for work. It happened about 7:45 a.m. northbound near exit 88, according to Trooper Guy Gill. Gill said the trooper was on the shoulder picking up some debris when he heard the Acura Integra coming and got out his radar. The second time he clocked the car, it was traveling at 120 mph, Gill said. The 18-year-old Rochester man was arrested for reckless driving and booked into the Thurston County Jail. His car was impounded.

MAN DEAD AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH

• A 29-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he ran off state Route 706 in Elbe and hit a tree and a rock, according to the Washington State Patrol. Michael P. Anikusko, of Graham, was traveling west when he missed a curve near state Route 7 and went down an embankment, according to the state patrol. Troopers called just before 4 p.m. yesterday reported the cause of the crash is under investigation. Anikusko’s family reported him missing after he set out for a motorcycle ride on Monday and never returned home, according to Trooper Guy Gill. An individual out for a walk yesterday found him and his motorcycle over the embankment, according to Gill. The 2008 Suzuki GSXR750 was described as totaled.

DRUGS

• A 17-year-old boy was arrested at Centralia High School on the 800 block of Eshom Road yesterday morning for possession of marijuana and a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

• Two men were arrested separately by police in the Twin Cities yesterday for drug violations and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Further details were not readily available.

BAD TOUCHING

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday to investigate an elderly woman reportedly being “accosted” by a fellow resident at a convalescent home for Alzheimer’s patients on the 1500 block of Jensen Avenue. The case was referred to police by Adult Protective Services.

SUSPICIOUS MOTORIST

• Morton police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 800 block of Main Avenue at about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday. An officer found the suspicious driver had stopped to look at deer which were feeding in the area, according to the Morton Police Department.

UNDER SURVEILLANCE?

• Police were called just after 5 p.m. on Friday to the area of the 700 block of Main Avenue in Morton by an individual who thought a suspicious person in a car was spying on them. It turned out to be another local resident in a car reading a newspaper, according to the Morton Police Department.

DETECTIVES LOOKING FOR STOLEN GUNS

• Crime Stoppers of Lewis County is looking for information on the theft of eight firearms and other valuables from a burglary last month on the 1000 block of Highway 603 outside Chehalis. Someone broke into a residence sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 14 and took  a Bushmaster AR15, a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun, a Ruger 10-22 rifle, a semi-automatic Russian made .32 caliber pistol, a Ruger single six 22,  a Ruger Superhawk 44, a Ruger SP101 357 magnum handgun and a Beretta 9ZFS Brigadier 9 mm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The losses which included a Dell computer, a 40-inch Samsung television and a Sony Blu-ray player is estimated at $8,700, according to the Crime Stoppers. The organization takes anonymous tips at 1-800-748-6422 and pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated to reflect that Graham resident Michael P. Anikusko was found dead Tuesday after he did not return home from a Monday motorcycle ride.

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

INTERRUPTED BURGLARY

• A deputy was called about 9 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Grimes Road in Centralia after a individual arrived home to find a male fleeing his residence. The 63-year-old victim gave chase but did not catch the subject, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the valuables missing were a 35 mm camera, three watches and $50 cash, the sheriff’s office said. The intruder was described as about 5-feet 10-inches tall with dark thinning hair and a scruffy beard, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

FIRE WOOD STOLEN

• Two to three cords of wood were reported stolen from the 500 block of East Pine Street in Centralia yesterday.

FRAUD

• Centralia police are investigating a possible identity theft in which an individual used someone else’s information to open a line of credit. A report was made yesterday afternoon from the 600 block of Byrd Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A Centralia officer took a report yesterday morning about possible fraud involving a bank account.

DOG TRACK OFF HIGHWAY 6

• A dog track was conducted after a deputy came upon a vehicle parked off Highway 6 and South Schueber Road for sale, with its four-way flashers on and its ignition damaged, around 1:25 a.m. today. As the deputy stopped to check, a man ran away south across the highway and into a field, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Around 7 o’clock this morning, a male matching the same clothing description was seen by an off-duty officer on the 1100 block of Highway 6, wet and walking out of a field, the sheriff’s office said. The man, Victor A. L. Whalen, 46, of Adna, was arrested for trespassing, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

HOVERCRAFT

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to Northeast Kresky Avenue and Hampe Way about a woman riding in a “hovercraft-type vehicle” on the side of the road. Further details were unavailable.

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Monday, June 11th, 2012

Updated

HUNGRY INTRUDER CHASED AWAY FROM CENTRALIA HOME

• Police yesterday were looking for a brown-haired male wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt after a break-in on the 500 block of South Oak Street in Centralia. Someone broke a window to get inside a residence, ate several items and then was seen leaving around 9:25 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. One individual called 911 while another chased the subject for several blocks before losing him in the area of South Cedar Street, according to police. An open jar of pickles was found in the kitchen, according to police. Nothing else appeared to be missing, according to police.

DOGS STOLEN FROM ANIMAL SHELTER

• Deputies are investigating after a break-in at the Lewis County Animal Shelter discovered on Friday morning in which a pair of impounded dogs were stolen. A white female Pit Bull and a male Rottweiler scheduled to be euthanized next week were missing from an outdoor pen at the facility on the 500 block of Centralia-Alpha Road outside Chehalis, according to the sheriff’s office. The fence had been cut. The owner of the canines had until this coming Friday to pay fees and comply with county requirements regarding the pets which were deemed dangerous dogs, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The dogs, Whitney and Max, originally got in trouble for attacking a neighbor’s alpacas on South Schueber Road, according to Brown. They were confiscated April 19 from their owner, Terry Petrich, Brown said. Deputies have been to his property – in Centralia – looking for the animals but have not found them, according to Brown.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• A compound bow, stereo equipment and other valuables were stolen from a barn on the 1400 block of Highway 603 near Napavine. The loss from the burglary that was discovered on Saturday is estimated at $4,600. The owner who lives in Centralia told a deputy it happened sometime since May 10.

• A 42-inch television and an X-box system were reported stolen from a home on the 1200 block of Long Road in Centralia on Sunday. A woman who lives there said she was told by her son that his brother and another individual took them. The suspect, Josiah D. McNealy, 20, of Chehalis, was contacted and arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft, a misdemeanor. The items were recovered.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning somebody broke into the city of Toledo’s city shop yard and got inside an impounded vehicle. It occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Thursday and 6:30 a.m. on Friday. A hole was cut in a chain link fence and a storage building broken into as well, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A red Honda four-wheeler was taken from a shop building on the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel and subsequently found about a half mile away against a fence line, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was discovered on Friday an appeared to have occurred sometime since the end of May, according to the sheriff’s office.

CITIZEN TRACKS DOWN CELL PHONE, CALLS POLICE

• Police were called on Saturday morning after an iPhone left at the Hub Tavern in Chehalis was tracked through its GPS system to a house in Vine Street in Chehalis. A woman there told an officer she had found it and left her contact information at the bar in case its owner turned up, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The phone was returned to its owner.

UNWANTED CAR CAMPER

• A deputy was called on Saturday about a homeless person and his vehicle staying on vacant property at the 100 block of Roundtree Road in Mineral. The case involving the 51-year-old Mineral area resident will be referred to the Lewis County Prosecutors Office for a possible charge of trespassing.

SMALL ARSON AT SCHOOL

• Police and firefighters were called just after 8 p.m. yesterday to Washington Elementary School on Field Avenue in Centralia where a small fire had been set. A plastic garbage can under a bike awning was burned on purpose, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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CORRECTION: The news item about the stolen dogs has been updated to correctly reflect the dogs’ owner lives in Centralia, not Chehalis as the sheriff’s office reported.

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Sunday, June 10th, 2012

ONALASKAN AIRLIFTED AFTER MOTORCYCLE WRECK

• A 67-year-old Onalaska man was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with head injuries last night after his motorcycle crashed on the 1200 block of Middle Fork Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. James R. Hazen was negotiating a curve, left the roadway to the east, lost control and came to rest in a yard, according to the state patrol. It happened just before 9 p.m. He was wearing a helmet, but traveling too fast and suspected to be driving under the influence, according to the investigating trooper. Update Monday June 11, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.: Hazen is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit

TWO ARRESTING FOR BARGING INTO APARTMENT

• A second subject was arrested early this morning in connection with an incident the week before last in which  a stranger walked uninvited into two Centralia apartments looking for someone and saying he would be back since he didn’t find him. Francisco J. Robles,18, was booked into jail about 3:30 a.m. this morning for burglary, according to police. Joshua M. Darnell, 19, was arrested for burglary on Wednesday. One of those inside thought they saw the outline of a gun in a waistband, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN GOODS FOUND

• Police responding to a dispute on the 1400 block of Lewis Street in Centralia about 5 p.m. on Friday smelled marijuana and subsequently conducted a search in which they found stolen property from a recent burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department. Brett A. Warness, 22, of Centralia, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property and a warrant, according to police. Hali R. Klemola, 20, of Centralia, was arrested and booked for obstruction, police reported. Update Monday June 11, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.: Prosecutors did not charge Warness due to some issues with the search, according to Lewis County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher.

DRUGS

• A 57-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and warrants on Friday evening after contact with police on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Dennis E. Burns was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ACCIDENTS

• Riverside Fire Authority was called to a vehicle running into a pole on North Pearl Street at Burt Avenue about 7:20 a.m. today and causing a power outage. The 17-year-old occupant declined to go to the hospital, according to the fire department. He was cited for driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police say a bicycle rider suffered a small cut on her hand and bruises when she and a vehicle collided yesterday afternoon at West Third and J streets.

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Friday, June 8th, 2012

PATROL CAR HUGGER BOOKED

• A 21-year-old man who said he wanted to go to jail with his older brother who was arrested on a warrant yesterday was told he was free to leave but instead grabbed the hood of a patrol car, leaned over it and refused to let go, according to police. Michael J. Smith, 21 of Vancouver, Wash., subsequently was taken to the Lewis County Jail where he was booked for obstructing a public servant, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It began with a report of two males fighting at the Lewis County Mall. An officer who caught up with the subjects in front of Yard Birds discovered Jesse D. Smith, 27, of Centralia, had an outstanding warrant from Clark County related to failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor arrest, Officer Linda Bailey said. The younger brother kept saying he wanted to go with his brother, and when he refused to back off, was arrested too, according to Bailey.

THEFT

• A nail gun was stolen from a garage on West Second and North Pearl streets in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• A stolen pickup truck was recovered yesterday on Lowery Lane in Centralia, but its tool boxes were empty, according to the Centralia Police Department.  The red 1991 Ford F350 truck went missing the day before from the 2300 block of Foron Road, according to police.

• Police were called just before 7 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue where they were told somebody used the victim’s credit card that was stolen in Chehalis. The case is being investigated, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was searched following his arrest for a warrant yesterday afternoon in Centralia. Jeremiah R. Johnson was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer on M and West First streets, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012

DRUGS FOUND IN SOCK

• A 19-year-old Centralia man taken to jail last night for a burglary arrest found himself in more trouble when several suspected morphine pills were found in his sock, according to the Centralia Police Department. Joshua M. Darnell had been arrested for incidents that occurred sometime during the past week in Centralia, Sgt. Brian Warren said. He was further booked for possession of narcotics and introducing contraband into the jail, according to police.

THEFT OF FORD F350

• A red 1991 Ford F350 truck was reported stolen from the 2300 block of Foron Road in Centralia sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 5 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The locked truck was missing from its parking spot next to a garage, according to the sheriff’s office. it has a license plate of B59764K.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called just before 3 o’clock this morning to the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue when a resident hard a noise outside and discovered someone had cut the straps from a riding mower on a trailer. A gas can was stolen from another truck on the same property, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A window was broken out a vehicle on the 300 block of North Oak Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon. Nothing was missing from inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING MAILING

• A package delivered to a home on the 500 block of South Silver Street in Centralia was stolen from the porch, according to a report made to police around noon yesterday.

HARASSMENT

• Centralia police arrested a 31-year-old man for felony harassment yesterday morning. Aaron E. Elliott, a Centralia, resident, as booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact with an officer on the 1100 block of F Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LIVING ON THE LAND

• A 63-year-old woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly squatting on a vacant lot on the 100 block of Osborn Road in Ashford. Virginia Creim was cited for trespassing and then released, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared she had been staying in her vehicle parked on the property, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

MAN FLEES COURTROOM

• A mother and her 23-year-old son were arrested at gunpoint as they came out of the drive through at McDonalds in Grand Mound yesterday. It began about 8:30 a.m. when 23-year-old Justin P. Capps bolted from Centralia Municipal Court as he was being taken into custody, according to police. It was for a misdemeanor warrant, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. A court security officer chased Capps for a block or two. Police subsequently called Capps’ cell phone. He didn’t answer, but he called back to see who it was and got Reichert who told him to come back, or else, police said. A detective spotted their car at McDonalds, Reichert said. Capps was arrested for third-degree escape and obstructing. His mother, Janice L. Capps-Johnson, 54, was arrested for rendering criminal assistance. Both of the Centralia residents were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

CENTRALIA BURGLARY

• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday about a burglary at the 300 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia. The resident had not been at the home for a week as he was moving out and arrived to find the door standing open and unspecified items missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF LIVESTOCK

• A pair of cows were reported stolen from the 500 block of Oyler Road southwest of Ethel. The owner said they were there on Monday but when he returned yesterday to feed them, they were gone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A check of the fence line suggested no signs they could have left on their own, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. They are valued at $2,000, Brown said. No description was readily available.

UNINVITED GUEST REMOVED BY DEPUTIES

• A homeless man from Longview was arrested yesterday afternoon after a Toledo area resident came home to find a stranger in his home on the 5400 block of Jackson Highway. Craig A. Olson, 50, told the resident he lived there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Olson also told arriving deputies his wife had let him inside and she was an “international cop”, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said deputies had gotten numerous calls the night before from area residents saying someone – believed to be Olson – was ringing door bells and asking for a ride. Nothing was stolen but Olson was arrested for residential burglary and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown. It appeared he came in through an unlocked window, she said.

FIREARM PICKED UP BY POLICE

• Police were called to the 2100 block of North National Avenue after Hub City Car Sales found a shotgun in the backseat of a car they repossessed. The weapon was taken for safe keeping by the police department, Officer Linda Bailey said yesterday.

HARASSMENT

• A 19-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for harassment yesterday afternoon in Centralia. Zachary J. Johnston-Penrose was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were summoned to the DSHS office at the Lewis County Mall on Monday afternoon after an employee received a voice mail telling her she and another worker were going to die a painful death. The caller was upset her assistance had been cut off, according to the Chehalis Police Department. However, she is homeless and could not be located to get her side of the story, Officer Linda Bailey said.

FRYER FIRE EXTINGUISHED IN DELI

• Chehalis firefighters were summoned to Wal-Mart about 11:30 p.m. yesterday for an electrical fire related to a deep fat fryer in the deli. An employee said it was sparking even after he shut off the breaker and so he used a fire extinguisher on it. Damage was minimal and the store on Louisiana Avenue did not need to be evacuated, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.