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Friday, February 20th, 2015

TOOLS TAKEN, AND FOUND

• A 40-year-old Centralia man was arrested for trafficking in stolen property after police were called to the Lewis County Mall late Wednesday afternoon when someone shoplifted a cart full of tools from Sears. An officer identified a suspect and recovered some allegedly stolen tools at two residences in Centralia, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Alfredo G. Becerril was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. He was charged by prosecutors yesterday with the same offense and ordered held on $10,000 bail.

SOMEONE ELSE’S PLATE

• A 36-year-old Federal Way resident was arrested about 10 p.m. on Wednesday at Interstate 5 near Mellen Street for possession of a stolen license plate, and its registration tab, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Police were called on Wednesday to the 1600 block of Military Road in Centralia regarding unlawful access to a debit card account. An unspecified amount of cash was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police took possession of a counterfeit $50 bill that someone tried to spend at Jack-in-the-Box on Wednesday afternoon. They came through the drive-through and left without getting their meal, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 10:40 a.m. yesterday from the 200 block of South Silver Street of tires that were slashed during the night.

LITTLE ROOF FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 8 o’clock yesterday morning to the 300 block of West Fourth Avenue in Pe Ell for a fire at a home. A neighbor had seen it and called it in, according to Lewis County Fire District 11. They suspect something from the chimney the night before had landed on the roof and smoldered, Fire Chief Michael Krafczyk said. The resident sprayed the roof with a garden hose and pretty much had it out before the crew arrived, the chief said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, hit and run, trespassing, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute,  misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, a refrigerator dumped off in a yard in the night … and more.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Updated at 7:33 p.m.

CANINE SLAIN, RELATIVE ARRESTED

• Deputies arrested an 18-year-old Randle resident yesterday for allegedly shooting his grandfather’s dog. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says it happened about 11:25 a.m. in a driveway on the 100 block of Kelly Lane in Randle, and was possibly in retaliation for an earlier incident. The 2-year-old Labrador-Pit Bull mix was struck twice and died at the scene, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said when deputies subsequently contacted the suspect on Kiona Road, he said he was someone else, so he was arrested for obstruction and animal cruelty. Kolby G. Mullins was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report of a burglary to a business on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue about 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

MISSING CANOE FOUND, ONE ARRESTED

• A 35-year-old homeless man from East Lewis County was arrested yesterday for five counts of trafficking in stolen property, in connection with a November burglary at the 100 block of Chapman Road in Morton. Some of the property recovered includes a canoe, fishing poles and a chainsaw, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Brian J. Elmore was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. He was released with no charges filed, pending further investigation.

VEHICLE PROWL

•  Police took a report yesterday morning of a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of Northwest State Avenue in Chehalis in which someone shattered a window with chunks of concrete, and tried to pry out the radio. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The damage is estimated at $1,000, according to police.

FRUSTRATED INMATE IN TROUBLE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said an inmate yesterday who got upset because a button got stuck on a telephone kiosk, took a broom handle to it causing approximately $1,100 in damage. In the inmate’s own words also, “because he hadn’t had caffeine in months,” Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The case against Sean M. Ferrel, of Bremerton, is being referred to prosecutors for a charge of second-degree malicious mischief, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 63-year-old Olympia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine overnight after contact with an officer about 2 a.m. at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Fred L. Campbell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Bail was set at $15,000 for a 19-year-old Pe Ell resident accused of taking three guns plus ammunition from a Pe Ell home, giving one of them to a 16-year-old to go shooting with and then putting the others back in a shed on the property. Brady A. Clair, also known as Brady A. Jenkins, was arrested on Friday and went before a judge yesterday afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. According to charging documents, a break-in was reported early last week by a caretaker of a residence on the 700 block of Main Street in Pe Ell. The allegations go on to state the town marshal spoke to the 16-year-old boy and his mother on Friday, who said Clair told him he stole the .22 revolver and two other handguns from a military veteran. The boy gave the marshal the gun, who also recovered the other two weapons, according to the documents. Clair, who was previously convicted of a felony possession of an incendiary device, was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, with possessing a stolen firearm and with delivery of a firearm to an ineligible person. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge her client is engaging in an educational program at Pe Ell High School and not employed and therefore qualified for a court-appointed lawyer. Don Blair was appointed to represent him. Charging documents make note that Brady’s mother on Saturday told the marshal she found information in her son’s Facebook messaging where he reportedly told an individual he has 29 or 30 handguns and rifles buried in the woods outside Pe Ell. His arraignment is tomorrow.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, shoplifting, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, possible child abuse, complaint of someone leaving cat poop on a doorstep … and more.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

PANTS DOWN IN WAL-MART

• A 64-year-old man from Oregon was arrested after he was observed in the men’s department in Wal-Mart with his pants down, touching himself. An officer responding about 8:30 a.m. on Friday to the retailer on Northwest Louisiana Avenue arrested James W. Webb, from Eagle Creek, Oregon, for indecent exposure, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PANTS DOWN ALONG CITY STREET

• A 41-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for indecent exposure after she was seen with her pants down in public off 13th Street near Market Boulevard in Chehalis on Friday afternoon. Kristine M. Hiatt was intoxicated and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 5:45 p.m. yesterday to a report of a burglary at a home on the 400 block of South Silver Street where games and gaming equipment were stolen. The victim was able to possibly identify a suspect and this case is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN CHEHALIS

• A Chehalis area resident discovered on Saturday that someone cut the padlock on her outbuilding and stole various personal property including a sander, weed eater, gas can, spray guns. She told a deputy it must have happened sometime during the previous month at the 1000 block of Coal Creek Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called about 2 p.m. on Friday after a resident returned home to see her front door ajar and a male standing inside the front door of her apartment. “He tried to say he was looking for a cat or a dog, she told him to get out and he left,” Chehalis Police Department detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. “Nothing was missing.” It happened at the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard, according to police.

MISSING UNDERCLOTHES

• Chehalis police took a theft report on Saturday evening from a guest at a motel on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue. They said they returned to their room, found it had been cleaned and discovered items missing from inside a backpack, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Gone was a Visa card, perfume and new underwear, according to police. The case remains under investigation.

HARASSMENT WINLOCK

• A 54-year-old Winlock man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly making threats to a relative. It happened on Sunday and was associated with the 100 block of Harkins Road in Winlock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment and unlawful possession of a firearm was Roger D. Debaere, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday morning following contact with an officer at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue in Centralia. It was about 8:10 a.m. when Ryan E Morehouse was arrested for an outstanding warrant and search turned up a smoking device that field-tested positive for meth, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

SLASHED TIRES

• Chehalis police were called about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Northwest State Avenue where a female discovered all four tires ion her vehicle were flat. They were punctured, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor  assault, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, anti-harassment order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, runaway juvenile, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets and county roads … and more.

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Updated at 11:32 a.m.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police report an abandoned stolen vehicle was recovered about 4:45 a.m. today in connection with  location at Tilley and Walnut streets.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report of a vehicle prowl at the 3000 block of Borst Avenue about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

THEFT MOSSYROCK

• Police report a load of firewood was stolen from the 200 block of State Street in Mossyrock sometime between Feb. 5 and Feb. 7. The loss is $100,  according to the Morton Police Department.

DRUGS

• A case involving a 49-year-old Longview woman is being referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of possession of methamphetamine in connection with a 9:20 p.m. police response last night to the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GOLDILOCKS?

• Morton police report they were called about noon time last Wednesday on the 100 block of Aberdeen Road after the resident discovered someone had come inside their home while they were away. Nothing appeared to be missing and police have no suspects, according to the Morton Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Jence S. Sawyer, 23, Chehalis, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 11 after pleading guilty to reduced charges, related to two cases that brought him back to Lewis County last month from North Dakota where he was working. Sawyer pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for an incident on May 16, 2014 in which he  admitted he grabbed his estranged girlfriend with the intent to not let her go. Prosecutors initially alleged he tried to have sex with her and unlawfully imprisoned her at his home. The then-20-year-old woman told police she she finally crawled out a bedroom window with her baby after Sawyer refused to let her leave his residence on the 3100 block of Jackson Highway. Sawyer pleaded guilty as charged at the same time in Lewis County Superior Court last Wednesday to third-degree rape of a child in connection with an encounter the November before with a 15-year-old girl he befriended in Packwood.

• A 32-year-old Lacey woman will have an opportunity to make her pleas in Lewis County Superior Court on Thursday  for allegedly stealing jewelry three years ago while she stayed at the home of a Chehalis area woman. Kelly K. Davidson was charged in May 2012 and an arrest warrant issued for second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property. The victim contacted the sheriff’s office after discovering her mother’s sapphire ring and numerous other items of value were missing, and said after she confronted Davison, Davidson denied taking anything and left the residence in the middle of the night, according to court documents. The jewelry turned up at Tumwater Pawnbrokers LLC, according to the documents. Davidson was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on Wednesday and then on Thursday a judge allowed her to be released pending trial on a $10,000 unsecured bond. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke said Davidson is unemployed and her husband’s income as a mason supports their family of five. She said she never received her summons to court in 2012, O’Rourke said.

• A 26-year-old man is charged with second-degree assault for allegedly swinging a metal pipe at the head of an acquaintance who reportedly showed up to an apartment on Lewis Street in Centralia when Malone was moving out of the home he’d shared with a woman back on Feb. 1. Charging documents state Aaron D. Malone contacted the woman, said he was removing property from their shared apartment and she needed to be there. When she showed up with two men, Malone allegedly attacked one of them with the bar, but the man was able to block the repeated blows with his hands, court documents state. Malone left before officers arrived, but was arrested last Wednesday. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told a judge on Thursday her unemployed client lived with his father and bail was set at $15,000.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for dispute, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

ASSAULT

• A 17-year-old Chehalis boy was arrested after a deputy responded to W.F. West High School on Wednesday afternoon where they talked with his ex-girlfriend who said he’d taken her to his house, and assaulted her because he was angry she had been hanging out with another guy, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The teenager said she’d gotten into his truck by the football field and she asked him to take her back to the school but he didn’t, according to the sheriff’s office. She said she locked herself in the bathroom and escaped out the window, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The 17-year-old was contacted and arrested for third-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment, and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, Brown said.

THEFT FROM YARD

• Someone stole a yard cart from a fenced backyard on the 500 block of South Cedar Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Wednesday.

THEFT FROM PORCH

• Police were called to the 100 block of West Plum Street in Centralia on Wednesday afternoon regarding the theft of various items from a porch, including a candle holder, a table top fountain and a gas can.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 200 block of East High Street regarding a stolen license plate.

VANDALISM

• An officer responded about 2 o’clock this morning to the Bank of America at the 100 block of South Pearl Street about slashed tires.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to Rite Aid on the 500 block of South Market Boulevard where someone had left a bag of marijuana in the store. No need to try to claim it, it was brought back to the police department for destruction, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, report of child molestation, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

HIDING FUGITIVE

• A 46-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday for rendering criminal assistance after she allegedly told police a wanted person was not inside a home on the 500 block of East Maple Street and it turned out he was. Officers responded about 11:30 a.m. because of some kind of dispute and saw Timothy P. McCann through the window, according to the Centralia Police Department. Diana Y. Eyle however, told an officer he had left out a back door, Officer John Panco said. Panco said officers concluded McCann never left and warned Eyle if she didn’t open the door, they would break through the door. Finally, she left them in and McCann was found inside, he said. Eyle, 46, was booked into the Lewis County Jail as was McCann for his warrant, according to police.

ROAD RAGE

• Police responded about 5:20 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Harrison Avenue where a driver allegedly had threatened another driver with a knife. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Someone broke into a home on the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia yesterday sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and stole some $3,000 worth of jewelry and other property. A list of what’s missing is still being compiled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT WINLOCK

• A deputy was called to the 400 block of Jones Road in Winlock yesterday where someone stole a truck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The white 1999 Chevrolet 1500 single-cab pickup has a license plate of B40650W, according to the sheriff’s office, and was taken between 8 a.m. on Monday and 11 a.m. yesterday. It had a diamond-plate box in the back, the sheriff’s office says.

BANK CARD ISSUE

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning regarding a report that a business credit card was used without authorization to buy a $450 gift card at Safeway. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MISSING SS CARD

• Centralia police were contacted about 10 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a social security card in connection with the 500 block of East Maple Street.

DRUGS

• A 32-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop at Main Street and Washington Avenue in Centralia. Terry S. Dunivan was found to be driving with a suspended license and a backpack in his vehicle was found to contain suspected burglary tools, drug paraphernalia and meth, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment; responses for alarms, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, collision on city street … and more.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUGS

• A 66-year-old Randle resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday following an 11:15 a.m. call to Wal-Mart in Chehalis about a possible theft. John R. Baine was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 21-year-old Salkum woman was arrested for possession of heroin and methamphetamine as well as a warrant following contact with police about 11:15 p.m. yesterday at the 1100 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia. Katrina A. Howard was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Arrested and booked at the same time for a California felony warrant was Eden A. Lifesong, 30 of Olympia, according to police.

• A 27-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer about 7:50 p.m. yesterday at the 1100 block of West Main Street in Centralia. Caitlan C. Mason was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by an individual burglarized in Thurston County who discovered their stolen credit card card was used several times in Chehalis. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT FROM YARD

• Chehalis police were called about 11:40 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest James Street by an individual who said he discovered the cargo doors open on his travel trailer and two people walking away. Missing were three marine batteries and a seven-gallon propane container, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday to take a report of theft of lawn ornaments from the 1200 block of West Walnut Street.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone got into the glove box of a vehicle parked yesterday at Wal-Mart in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 1 p.m. yesterday. Missing were the registrations for the truck and a motorcycle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

COLLISION

• Deputies think whoever was driving a 1999 Chevrolet truck found wrecked in the trees near Winlock yesterday had been heading southbound along the 300 block of  North Military Road and missed the corner. The truck is totaled, and it’s unknown who was driving it, according to the  the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

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Monday, February 9th, 2015

Updated at 3:25 p.m.

BAT THREAT ALLEGED

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested for second-degree assault last night after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a bat. Terry R. Griffis was booked into the Lewis County Jail following the approximately 11:30 p.m. incident at the 2400 block of Seward Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. He is being released without any criminal charge filed pending further investigation.

UNRULY PEOPLE

• Centralia police arrested a 42-year-old homeless man yesterday evening for allegedly trying to start fights with several people at the 1200 block of Alder Street. Michael A. Kauer was booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 24-year-old Centralia man approached by a deputy responding to a report of a dispute reportedly used threatening language and clenched his fists so he was detained with the use of a Taser on Friday morning at the 100 block of Centralia-Alpha Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office reports that after Cruz D. Chamberlin was cuffed and put into a patrol car he spit on the door and elsewhere, causing it to be taken out of service for sanitation. Chamberlin was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree malicious mischief and other charges are being suggested, such as harassment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said Chamberlin slapped a female who had been telling him to settle down and she was arrested as well for a warrant.

FELINE ATTACKED

• Chehalis police were called on Friday afternoon to  report a cat was killed by neighbor dogs on Southwest Chehalis Avenue. The incident is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BB DANGER

• A case involving two juveniles was referred to prosecutors for charges of reckless endangerment after they allegedly shot BBs through the window of a business at the 100 block of Second Street in Morton while customers were inside on Saturday.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday morning took a report of a vehicle stolen overnight and then learned it had been discovered abandoned and was impounded, in connection with an address on the 300 block of North Diamond Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 31-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for a warrant and also for possession of methamphetamine following contact with police about 3:35 .m. today at Tower Avenue and Main Street in Centralia. Aaron D. Skidmore was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Centralia man getting arrested for outstanding warrants about 1:30 p.m. yesterday was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine when a glass pipe with a crystalline substance was found in his pants pocket. Travis C. Harris was contacted at the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 19-year-old Kelso resident was arrested very early yesterday morning for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, according to the Centralia Police Department. Taven B Albright was booked into the Lewis County Jail in a case associated with the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to police. Prosecutors declined to file a criminal charge.

GOLDILOCKS

• Chehalis police were called to a vacant home where it appears someone has been staying at the 700 block of Southwest McFadden Avenue. Nothing appeared to be missing, following the Friday morning discovery, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called yesterday afternoon about a tire on a vehicle getting slashed while its owner was shopping at the 1200 block of Lum Road in Centralia.

COLLISIONS

• A 15-year-old girl on a dirt bike and a 15-year-old boy on an ATV collided at the 100 block of Lincoln Creek Road yesterday. They and a 14-year-old passenger were all ejected but were all wearing helmets, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was responding to a complaint of teens racing around Galvin at about 2:30 p.m. and learned they had been looking for a friend, according to the sheriff’s office. The three were taken to the hospital for possible injuries and their parent notified, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Both drivers were to be cited for reckless driving, Brown said.

• Police responded about 9:10 p.m. yesterday when a pedestrian was struck by a slowly moving vehicle at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue. in Centralia. The victim sustained a minor injury, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 54-year-old Toledo man was arrested early yesterday morning for driving under the influence after he caused major damage to his car when it left the roadway at the 5600 block Jackson Highway near Toledo and got stuck in a ditch, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports. Frank Bertucci was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, failure to transfer vehicle title; responses for alarms, dispute, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, possible overdose, misdemeanor theft … and more.

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015

CAR SHOT UP IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 2 o’clock this morning to a parked car that was fired upon at the 1200 block of Mellen Street. Police report the vehicle was shot five times by an individual they have identified. The case was referred over to detectives for further investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT IN CENTRALIA

• A battery and propane were stolen from an RV at the 800 block of West Third Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

FINGER RESCUE

• Chehalis firefighters stayed behind after a male was injured trying to jump a fence yesterday evening behind Home Depot to retrieve his index finger. It was around 6:20 p.m. when they were called and medics took the patient to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. They found it in the cyclone fence, used a saw to cut a section of fence around it, and then took it over to the emergency room so hopefully it could be reattached, Fire Capt. Rob Gebhart said.

STRUCTURE FIRE SOUTH OF CHEHALIS

• Firefighters responded to a house fire about 4 p.m. today south of Chehalis. Nobody was home and nobody was hurt, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. District 6 Firefighter Greg Folwell said they assisted District 5 with the blaze. The structure on the 200 block of Taylor Road was fully involved in flames when they arrived, Folwell said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, reckless burning, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor theft, collisions on Centralia city streets including a two-car minor accident around 12:30 p.m. yesterday at the 1700 block of South Gold Street; a three-vehicle accident about 12:45 p.m. at Harrison Avenue at High Street; and a two-vehicle accident about 3:20 p.m. on the 1100 block of South Gold Street … and more.

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

Updated at 1:54 p.m.

GUN THREAT LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 22-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested last night after he allegedly said during a dispute with a woman outside a home on the 200 block of Clinton Road he was going to shoot her current boyfriend in the head. The 32-year-old boyfriend told deputies he was inside the residence, could hear the remarks and was in fear the threat was going to be carried out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding just before 9 p.m. were told by another individual they had seen John R. Estes III holding a 9 mm pistol in his hand, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. Estes was located outside a home on the 400 block of Spooner Road, unarmed, and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown. Brown did not say why Estes was upset.

VIRTUAL THREAT LANDS BOY IN LOCKUP

• Centralia police arrested a teenage boy on Wednesday night for cyberstalking, after he allegedly threatened on the Internet to kill someone. Further details were not readily available, although the case is associated with an address on the 1500 block of Lewis Street in Centralia.

ATTEMPTED CONVERSATION GETS MAN JAILED

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning they arrested a 46-year-old man who allegedly early on Wednesday morning crawled through a window of a residence in Toledo where a woman and her six children had a protection order against him. Joel Harger, of Rochester, said he wanted to talk, a deputy was told. Harger subsequently turned himself in and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

VIOLENCE AND THEFT

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to a motel on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road where a boyfriend allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and took her debit card. The boyfriend is being sought for questioning for robbery, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 26-year-old homeless man was arrested for second-degree robbery yesterday after he allegedly fought with store security who attempted to detain him for shoplifting. Police responded about 5:35 p.m. to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue and subsequently booked Martin A. Ridinger into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT IN CENTRALIA

• A home on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia was burglarized, according to a report made to police about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday to the 1200 block of Elm Street in Centralia where a garage was broken into.

FRAUD IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by a cardholder alleging fraudulent purchases associated with a location on Northwest State Avenue. An officer is waiting for further information, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday afternoon of a vehicle prowl on Southwest Third Avenue in which medication and a CD case were missing.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A Centralia father accused of shoving his 6-year-old child’s head into a wall pleaded guilty yesterday to a lesser charge, in a negotiated plea agreement. Aaron R.J. Zucati will be sentenced on Feb. 11 in Lewis County Superior Court. Zucati made a so-called Alford plea to fourth-degree assault, not admitting guilt but agreeing if a judge or jury read and believed the prosecutor’s version of events, it would be highly likely he would be found guilty. Zucati, 33, was charged in November with third-degree assault of a child following an investigation by Centralia police. Prosecutors alleged he shoved the little girl’s head into the wall, angry because she and her four siblings were talking and not just eating dinner quietly. Police found a hole in the wall Zucati said came from the child’s elbow. Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead told the judge yesterday that while the other children’s version of what occurred remained pretty consistent, the 6-year-old said her head was slammed against the wall 10 times and later said it was one time. Halstead also noted numerous issues behind the scenes between Zucati and the mother with allegations of manipulation of the children. Fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, carries a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

FIRE INVESTIGATION

• The cause of a fire last week at Winlock home remains under investigation. Firefighters called about 12:45 p.m. a week ago Wednesday to the 400 block of Northwest Columbia Avenue found fire in an area of a garage converted to living quarters, according to authorities. “We got a pretty good knock down and that helped, but there was a lot smoke damage,” Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. Winlock Police Department Chief Terry Williams said he’s still waiting to hear back from the investigator as to what ignited the fire.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor theft; responses for alarms, misdemeanor domestic assault, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, collisions on city streets and county roads … and more.

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Updated at 11:58 a.m.

ANOTHER ELDERLY PERSON VICTIMIZED BY PHONE FRAUD

• A 91-year-old Toledo area woman was suckered out of $28,000 before a family member discovered someone had been phoning her and claiming she’d won a lottery worth a half million dollars, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said the incidents took place between mid-December and yesterday, and the woman had been told she needed to send money, which she did five times. The family was able to intercept two checks for $10,000, Brown said. The family closed the woman’s checking account and changed her phone number, Brown said. Local law enforcement has been urging the public to be proactive and take time to educate and inform their older family members about the various schemes, as there has been an increase in such scams in Lewis County.

MORE FRAUD

• Chehalis police are investigating a possible fraud case in which a female has been getting notifications of purchases she did not make. It was reported yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A white 1997 Honda Civic was stolen from the 600 block of M Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 4 p.m. yesterday. The car has a license plate reading AJN 9380, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by an individual whose cell phone was possibly stolen from their vehicle while parked at Wal-Mart.

CLOSE CALL ON BRIDGE

• Centralia police report that two vehicles struck mirrors while passing on the North Pearl Street bridge near Reynolds Avenue about 8 p.m. last night and one of them continued on without stopping.

MAN AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASHING INTO TREE

• A driver was injured when he was ejected in a single-vehicle rollover accident yesterday afternoon in Grand Mound. Firefighters called about 3:30 p.m. report the car collided with a tree near James Road and Denmark Street. The lone occupant, an adult male, was airlifted out of Rochester High School, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Department spokesperson Lt. Lanette Dyer said she believed the man was being flown to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, but they may have diverted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

ELK VERSUS PICKUP TRUCK

• Two men were reportedly uninjured when their vehicle collided with two elk yesterday on U.S. Highway 12 just east of Packwood. Deputies responded about 5:45 p.m. to the scene where the 2013 Toyota Tundra sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, a 38-year-old Longview man, was traveling eastbound when the elk ran into the road, according to the sheriff’s office. Both men had been wearing their seat belts, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The driver was cited for no valid operators license.

LOG TRUCK LOSES LOADED TRAILER

• A 35-year-old log truck driver from Pe Ell man escaped with only minor injuries and a citation when his trailer disconnected from his truck yesterday afternoon north of Winlock. The 1993 Kenworth was traveling along the 300 block of Pleasant Valley Road when the coupling device malfunctioned, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The incident caused the loaded trailer to go into the ditch and the truck to rollover, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Firefighters responding around 2 p.m. report he had only minor injuries. The sheriff’s office reports he was uninjured. The man was cited for defective equipment and the truck and trailer, both totaled, were taken out of service, Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, collisions on city streets, motorcycle wreck on county road … and more.

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

RECKLESS WRECK

• A 32-year-old Centralia man was cited for reckless driving after he reportedly struck an oncoming car while trying to pass along the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue yesterday evening. in Centralia. Deputies called at 6:20 p.m. were told that James M. Sedrick was making unsafe passes and may have sideswiped another vehicle before the accident, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A witness said when Sedrick tried to pass another vehicle he attempted to get back into his lane, but there wasn’t enough room, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said his 1996 Suzuki Swift and the 1999 Honda Accord were both totaled. He, as well as the three occupants of the Honda, were all wearing seat belts, Brown said. All four went to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Brown. None of the injuries were described as serious.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a break-in to a business not currently occupied at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue. The owner is compiling a list of missing property, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Suspected methamphetamine was found in the pocket of a shoplifting suspect last night at a Centralia Outlet store on the 100 block of West High Street in Centralia, according to police. JoAnne C. Ackley, 31, of Elma, was contacted about 6:50 p.m., found to have a stolen item and was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, broken windows, a vehicle getting “keyed” … and more.

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Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Updated at 3:10 p.m.

LOST AND FOUND ALERT

• Somebody lost a bunch of money at the Twin City Town Center and one honest citizen picked up what was left of it, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A 25-year-old Centralia woman called police about 2 p.m. yesterday to turn in cash that had been blowing around in the parking lot near Grocery Outlet at the 1300 block of Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis, according to police. She said she saw people picking up money and she was able to collect what remained, according to police. She also found an envelope in the lot marked with a dollar amount that it may have been in, Chehalis Police Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. The difference in the amount she found and the number on the envelope is roughly $200, according to police. Bailey is hoping the owner can contact the office and describe the envelope and how much they lost so it can be returned.

BREAK-IN AT GAME STOP

• Chehalis police responded about 4:45 a.m. today to a burglary at the Game Stop store on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Officers are investigating and don’t yet know exactly what is missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police took a report about 2:15 p.m. yesterday from the 1400 block of Lewis Street where an individual was struck with a metal bar, allegedly by an acquaintance who left before officers arrived. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Two men were arrested for disorderly conduct following a fight at a bar on the 500 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis on Saturday night. An officer responding to the 8:40 p.m. call witnessed one of them strike the other in the face repeatedly, and the men were separated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Stafford P. Horner, 48, of Arlington, said Phillip N. Spruell, 72, of Chehalis, hit him first, according to police. Neither wanted to pursue assault charges so they were issued their citations and then released, according to police. Both appeared to be intoxicated, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

THREAT OF ASSAULT

• A 36-year-old Mossyrock man was arrested last night for allegedly threatening to cut his ex-wife’s throat, in a phone call. A deputy responding about 10:15 p.m. to Cinebar to talk to the woman listened to the suspect call her names as he phoned twice while the deputy as there and she put him on speaker phone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  When the deputy went to the man’s home, he could see through the window and hear the man on the phone, yelling and cussing at the woman, according to the sheriff’s office. Shane C. Goin was booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 26-year-old man was arrested for harassment on Saturday after he allegedly threatened to use a computer monitor to break an employee’s nose at the drug and alcohol treatment center on the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis. Anthony Balay Magana, from Grandview, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UNDER INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police took a report on Saturday morning about alleged sexual misconduct. The matter is still under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS AND THEFT

• A 30-year-old Winlock resident was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing two boxes of personal checks from her boyfriend’s mother’s bedroom and using them on five occasions to obtain $690. Deputies investigating were able to get video images on Friday from the Cedar Village IGA store showing their suspect cashing a stolen check and on Saturday made a traffic stop of a vehicle in which she was a passenger, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Lucia D. Spross was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on an outstanding warrant, as well as 60 counts of second-degree theft and the case was referred for other possible charges such as forgery and third-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Stacy Brown said Spross admitted also to a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine found in her purse.

AUTO THEFT

• A vehicle stolen from Longview turned up in Centralia yesterday, stripped and abandoned on the side of the road at the 200 block of Tilley Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Morton police called about 8:35 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Main Avenue ended up arresting 22-year-old Jacob E. Olson for second-degree vehicle prowl and trespass, according to the Morton Police Department. An individual said they’d seen Olson getting into a vehicle in the driveway, but he left, according to police.

DUI WRECK

• A 45-year-old Onalaska man was arrested for driving under the influence after a deputy responded about 7:15 p.m. yesterday to a single-vehicle collision into a ditch at the intersection of Middle Fork and Krueger roads in Onalaska. Roderick D. Johnson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, disputes, suicide attempt, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor domestic assault, misdemeanor theft, collision on county road … and more.

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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 8:20 a.m. yesterday of graffiti spray painted onto a building at the 1000 block of Mellen Street.

AND MORE

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

FINN SAYS, ‘DON’T FUMBLE’

• Trooper Will Finn reminds football fans and others the state patrol will step up patrols this weekend, in an effort to eliminate DUI-related collisions. They will partner with county and city law enforcement agencies to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, in an effort to reach zero serious injury and all traffic fatalities by 2030, according to Finn. He advises people to be responsible, reminding it only takes a few minutes to make a plan that could prevent a tragedy with life-lasting impact. “Some good alternatives might be designating a sober driver, taking a taxi, calling a sober friend to drive or staying put until you are completely sober,” Finn states. The Washington State Insurance Commissioner joins the state patrol’s call to be extra careful tomorrow, citing some numbers from Nerd Wallet: The cost of a driving under the influence (DUI) ticket in Washington state ranges from $6,500 to more than $10,000, including fines, attorney’s fees, ignition interlock fees and insurance rate increases. Auto insurance may increase from $500 to $1,000 per year after a DUI conviction, according to Kreidler. Finn adds: It is important to remember, in Washington state, impaired driving is defined as:
• Driving while impaired by alcohol
• Driving under the influence of any drug, including marijuana
• Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or above

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Updated at 2:03 p.m.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

• Centralia police are investigating an incident in which a man in Thorbekes pool exposed himself to children during an open swim yesterday, according to Sgt. Jim Shannon. Police were called just after 1 p.m. yesterday to the facility on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shannon said four young people reported seeing it.

SNEAKY THIEF

• Chehalis police were called about 8 o’clock yesterday morning to the 200 block of Northwest State Street where prescription medication was stolen during the night. The victim said her apartment was unlocked, but she doesn’t know who would have taken it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MORE SNEAKY THIEVES

• Police were contacted yesterday after a Chehalis resident sold about $100 worth of Avon products to someone out of state but received a check for more than $1,000 and was requested to send back the difference via Western Union. It appears to be a scam, police said. They are still investigating.

• Chehalis police are investigating after an individual from another state said someone used their credit card information to order something and have it delivered to a Chehalis address.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called at 12:40 p.m. yesterday about a car stolen from the 200 block of West Hanson Street. The white 1992 Honda Accord has a license plate of AAP0636, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy leaving an address on the 1800 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis yesterday morning after taking a report of a stolen truck came upon the 1997 Toyota pickup near Rush Road, parked in a turnout section. It’s owner said it was taken between 4 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck was returned to its owner undamaged, but missing was a wallet with $500 inside, the sheriff’s office reports.

PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION

• Jennifer L. Duncan, 61 of Chehalis, was arrested and booked yesterday for violating a Lewis County Superior Court protection-harassment order in connection with the 1900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 1:25 a.m. today to the 500 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia after a resident saw a strange male going through her belongings inside her vehicle. The individual fled without taking anything after being confronted by the victim, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Twice yesterday morning cell phones were reported stolen at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia to Officer Wayne Compton, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

DOMESTIC DISPUTES

• Centralia police arrested a Portland man yesterday for unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly refused to let his passenger out of the vehicle as they were traveling in through Centralia. Officers were called just before noon to the area of South Gold and Floral streets about a couple walking down the street arguing, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were in town shopping and began to argue and at one point, he locked the vehicle’s door, Officer John Panco said. “Finally when he slowed almost to a stop, she was able to jump out,” Panco said. The man, 38-year-old Derek Gannon, parked and followed her, according to Panco. Gannon was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 27-year-old Toledo man who called 911 to say during an argument after he told his girlfriend to leave, she began knocking things over in the home, was subsequently arrested for second-degree assault. Deputies responding about 1 p.m. on Tuesday to the 200 block of Kangas Road however were told he slapped the 19-year-old, dragged her by her hair knocking items off the counter, choked her and even broke down a bathroom door when she locked herself in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her injuries and other evidence suggested Marcello Ruiz-Zueger was the primary aggressor, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 33-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested for second-degree assault following the events that transpired after his girlfriend told him to move out, including him allegedly putting her in a chokehold as well as wrapping her in a mattress and jumping on it as hard as he could. The pair are both mixed martial arts fighters, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called on Tuesday to the 29-year-old woman’s father’s home where she went for help learned  there were children in the house when it happened and the woman was able to get them outside and into a car, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Brown Stacy Brown said the deputy was told that Joseph R. Whearty at one point laid down on the ground behind her car tires, and as she managed to maneuver around him, he jumped on the car and punched its windshield, cracking it. Whearty was contacted and booked into the Lewis County Jail Brown said.

PURSE SNATCHING FOILED

• A 48-year-old Seattle man was arrested after he allegedly tried to steal an employee’s purse from a downtown Chehalis restaurant and pushed the cook who confronted him as he went out the back door. Officers called about 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday to the Royal Buffet on the 500 block of North Market had help from a police dog who tracked a suspect to an area off Prindle Street where he was hiding in or under a piece of equipment, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Shelton L. Hayes was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree robbery, according to police.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday said they were investigating a report of a burglary at the 3200 block of Galvin Road in which cash, a debit card and gaming system were taken.

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Swanson Drive regarding fraud on an individual’s bank account, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report of the theft of a door mat from the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia on Tuesday morning.

CAR PROWL

• Someone smashed a vehicle’s window and stole a CD while it was parked at Steck Clinic on the 1200 block of Bishop Road in Chehalis sometime shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone threw an egg at a vehicle parked on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police last night.

• Chehalis police said yesterday they couldn’t place a value on a homemade lighted SeaHawks sign that someone smashed when they came onto a porch on Southwest Fifth Street the day before.

DRUGS

• An individual detained for shoplifting merchandise – including a cell phone cover and tweezers – from Wal-Mart overnight was arrested for possession of drugs. An officer responding about 1:50 a.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue found suspected heroin, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jeremy W. Schrader, 36, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• An officer was called to the 1800 block of Taylor Street yesterday about the theft of three pills, narcotics, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A traffic stop on U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma for expired tabs on a camping trailer led to the seizure of 14 marijuana plants yesterday afternoon, and the vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers and deputies observed the potted plants, ranging in size from one to two feet tall and were granted a search warrant, according to the state patrol. Patrol spokesperson Trooper Will Finn said the driver, Shawn Adam Dickinson, 33, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony possession of marijuana and intent to manufacture marijuana after the approximately 2:40 p.m. stop. An individual with the same name was released from the jail a couple of hours later, according to online jail roster. Under the state’s ever changing laws, recreational pot users may not grow their own, according to Finn. At the same time, a qualified medical marijuana patient may grow a limited amount for medicinal use, under certain conditions, according to Finn. Those patients may grow up to 15 plants and possess up to 24 ounces of medical marijuana, Finn says.

OTHER

• Chehalis police were called about midnight on Tuesday to Southwest Newaukum Avenue to a report of a hysterical naked woman who ran through someone’s yard. Officers and a police dog that was brought out to help search the area could not locate the woman, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They were able to get a pretty good idea of where she may belong, but their knock on the door of that residence went unanswered, according to police.

• A 40-year-old motorist was hospitalized with minor injuries after she took out a steel gate, clipped a garage and came to rest in the front yard of a residence at one of the 90 degree turns on Rice Road outside of Chehalis yesterday morning. Deputies and a police dog responded after the approximately 4:15 a.m. wreck, as the woman said she was driving fast because she’d just discovered there were two males behind her inside her vehicle, but they ran off, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she was headed from home to get gas at Interstate Avenue and when she exited the freeway, she saw two bald heads behind her, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman was unable to provide more of a description and said they didn’t say anything to her the entire time, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. A search of the area, an examination of the rear of her BMW sport utility vehicle and a track by the K-9 turned up nothing to indicate there had been any passengers, Brown said. The deputy found inconsistencies in the situation that led to calling off the search. The Chehalis woman was cited for wheels off the roadway, according to Brown.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, shoplifting, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, misdemeanor theft, unruly bar patron, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on county road … and more.

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

NOT-QUITE-STOLEN CAR

• Chehalis police were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue after an individual sent an acquaintance to get something out of her car and he drove away in it. Officers soon came upon Cody L. Snyder, 23, of Chehalis, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• A deputy took a report of the theft of a Stihl chainsaw model 660 from an unsecured garage and a Fender guitar with case from a truck that doesn’t lock at the 900 block of state Route 7 outside Morton. It happened sometime between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 8 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday about an overnight vehicle prowl on the 200 block of North Market Boulevard in which two drills with chargers were stolen from a  truck.

• Morton police took a report of a vehicle prowl on Saturday afternoon at the 300 block of Adams Avenue, in which the victim said someone got into their unlocked car and took a purse containing approximately $140 plus various credit cards.

RIFLE ON ATV LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday evening after a deputy conducted a traffic stop on an ATV pulling onto Tietzel Road, an ATV which had a rifle on its front rack. The deputy had responded to the area because an individual was concerned about a possible trespasser on an ATV on a neighbor’s property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown indicated the deputy had reason to believe Michael J. Hunter may not be allowed to possess a firearm, but Hunter said he had documentation at home showing his gun rights were reinstated. Hunter was unable to produce the paperwork after the deputy followed him back to his residence, so he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, Brown said.

KNOCK, KNOCK

• Morton police were called to a home in the 100 block of Laurel Street in Mossyrock about 5:40 p.m. on Thursday when the resident called to report that someone had been knocking on the door then running off. The area was checked but no one was located, according to the Morton Police Department. The resident was advised to call back if it happened again.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, something bigger-than-a-cat coming out of a ditch and chasing a person in the dark by the Lewis County Mall … and more.

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Monday, January 26th, 2015

Updated

BUSYBODY ARREST

• A Centralia resident who allegedly interfered with a traffic stop last night, arguing with the officer when 31-year-old Anthony O. Bernstein, also of Centralia, was being cited for driving with a suspended license and failure to transfer a vehicle title, was himself arrested. Police say William B. Bernstein, 44,  drove up to the approximately 10:40 p.m. incident at Harrison Avenue and High Street. The older Bernstein was arrested for with obstructing and, driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department. Both men were issued their citations and then released, according to police.

BREAK-INS

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to take a report of a burglary to a garage on the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue. Tools and a bicycle were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 73-year-old Cinebar area man reported someone got into his unlocked shed on the 100 block of Madden Road and stole a bench grinder valued at $35 sometime between 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 o;’clock the following morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police took a report on Friday from an individual who discovered that someone used their social security number to open a bank account in Missouri and another in San Francisco. It apparently took place sometime since 2012, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday about a purse stolen from a vehicle on the 400 block of Division Street while its owner was incarcerated.

• Chehalis police were called on Friday about an attempted vehicle prowl on the 1300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in which someone broke a door handle.

VANDALISM

• Police took a report on Saturday from an address on the 800 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis where during the night someone took red spray paint to the window of a vehicle.

• Police took a report on Friday from an individual at the 800 block of Northwest Duffy Street in Chehalis whose tire was slashed.

ONE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHT

• Centralia police arrested a 20-year-old Chehalis man last night for second-degree assault for allegedly punching a man in the face several times and breaking his nose, in connection with the Saturday night party on the 2200 block of Earl Street. Ronald C. Travers Jr., was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department, but was released today with no charges pending further investigation. It was about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday when police were summoned to a large fight in front of the house and ended up arresting 42 individuals, mostly between the ages of 18 and 20, who were mostly Centralia College athletes and students, for minor in possession.

LOOKIE LOO

• A 24-year-old motorist was cited for second-degree negligent driving yesterday afternoon after he looking out his window at an officer on a traffic stop and ran into a Honda Accord, hitting it so hard it pushed the Honda into a tow truck. It happened about 3:15 p.m. on the 800 block of West Reynolds Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A 17-year-old girl from the Honda was transported to the hospital for neck pain, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, no contact order violations, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, loud neighbor music, collision on county road, finding an unknown individual sleeping on a front porch … and more.

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015

COLLEGE PARTY ENDS WITH NUMEROUS ARRESTS

• Police arrested 42 underage individuals, mostly Centralia College athletes and students, when they broke up a party after responding to a report of a large fight in front of a home on the 2200 block of Earl Street last night. Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to what was said to be approximately 30 individuals fighting, but as they arrived, everyone ran back inside the residence, according to the Centralia Police Department. “It was discovered that several student athletes from the Centralia College athletics department were throwing the large alcohol and marijuana party,” police stated in a brief summary of the incident. The hosts were under 21, and had been drinking alcohol, according to police. As had their guests. In all, 40 people people between the ages of 18 and 20 were arrested for minor in possession, according to police. Two 17-year-old girls got in trouble for the same offense, police report. One adult male suffered injuries to his face, and police continue to investigate the assault. Two of the attendees were also arrested for warrants. Further details were not readily available.

OBSTRUCTING

• A 23-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for obstructing a public servant in connection with an incident at Locust and Peal streets in Centralia around 8:24 p.m. yesterday. Rita Armendarez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license … and more.

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CORRECTION: The number of people arrested for minor in possession has been updated to 42 instead of the 46 that police initially and erroneously reported.