Updated at 6:34 p.m.
GARAGE PROWLER ARRESTED IN CHEHALIS
• Chehalis police called just before 5 a.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue after a resident saw someone jump his fence subsequently discovered an intruder inside the garage. The officer ordered the subject to the ground and when he instead began looking around as though he might bolt, the officer “took” him to the ground and took him in to custody, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Matthew R. McDonald, 24, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to police. He was released without charges pending further investigation.
• Two flat screen televisions were among the nearly $3,000 of valuables missing after a burglary on the 100 block of Fickett Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home on Saturday learned the break-in occurred sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. the following morning, according to the sheriff’s office.
THEFT OF RING FROM CENTRALIA
• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for theft after a 10 karat Black Hills gold wedding ring was reported missing from a home on the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. A deputy was told by the 57-year-old woman on Friday evening she thought an acquaintance of a family member took it the day before and sold it to a downtown Centralia store, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Alex M. Folden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
TOOLS TAKEN NEAR TOLEDO
• A wire-fed welder, a grinder and other tools were stolen from outside a home on the 800 block of Evans Road outside Toledo, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.
BREAK-IN TO CENTRALIA BUSINESS
• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to a business on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue where a door lock was forced open and someone rummaged through items.
• Unspecified medication was reported stolen from the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia early yesterday evening, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report of unspecified medication and money taken from a backpack yesterday afternoon at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue.
DOG-NAPPED FROM CENTRALIA
• A female Doberman Pinscher was reported stolen from yard on the 200 block of East Van Buren Street in Centralia yesterday morning.
POLICE: GROWN MAN STEALS FROM MOM’S PURSE
• A 47-year-old Vader man was arrested on Saturday night after allegedly stealing a debit card from his mother’s purse in Centralia and then accessing her account. Rodney D. Oleachea was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and forgery, according to the Centralia Police Department.
TAVERN TROUBLES DOWNTOWN CHEHALIS
• Chehalis police officers were called to three different bars on Saturday night beginning just after midnight for arguments, fights and disorderly people but none with serious injuries, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The calls began on Northwest Chehalis Avenue where an officer ended up using a Taser on a 22-year-old Chehalis man being escorted out of the Paradise, continued at Garbe’s across the street and moved to North Market Boulevard and then back to Northwest Park Avenue, according to police. “All similar,” Sgt. Brian Hickey said. “Intoxicated individuals involved in disputes.” Friday night downtown was a little less eventful with just one woman arrested for punching another woman in the nose outside Garbe’s, according to Hickey.
• A man and woman in their late 20s were interrupted by an officer and arrested after a report about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday of a couple having sex in a vehicle parked on a neighborhood street in Centralia.
POLICE: HALLOWEEN PRANK NOT FUNNY
• Winlock police arrested a 47-year-old Winlock man in connection with malicious mischief to an officer’s home on Halloween, according to Police Chief Terry Williams. Ronald White was also arrested for resisting arrest, according to Williams. Further details were not readily available.
• Police were called about a vehicle prowl about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street in Chehalis. Missing were some change and sub woofers, according to police.
• An unlocked vehicle was broken into on the 1600 block of Grandview Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. A GPS device was among the items stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
WRECK WITH NO DRIVER
• Centralia police say they are investigating after a single-car accident about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday at the 1600 block of Harrison Avenue at Galvin Road. The vehicle was discovered without a driver, according to police.
MAN HURT IN WINLOCK HIT AND RUN
• An arrest was made after a pedestrian in his early 30s was struck by a vehicle late Friday afternoon in Winlock. Aid called about 5:20 p.m. to the 800 block of Northwest Kerron Street transported the man to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Further details were no readily available.
ONE AIRLIFTED AFTER INTERSTATE 5 CRASH
• A motorist in his 70s was airlifted after his truck collided with a tree on northbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis about 11:15 a.m. on Friday. The man who was alone in the vehicle may have had a medical issue but also sustained injuries to his torso, according to Lewis County Fire District 15.
POLICE: MAN SETS OFF FLARE IN CENTRALIA APARTMENT
• Centralia police say a 32-year-old man might be in trouble after lighting a road flare inside his apartment on Friday. “He advised he was practicing to see if it worked to summon aid,” Centralia police wrote about the approximately 6:30 p.m. call. Police and the fire department did arrive at the group home on the 1600 block of Johnson Road. Firefighters were initially called about a candle on the roof, but Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Scott Snyder said it was a road flare the individual had quickly set it outside the window onto the roof where it was raining. The resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be evaluated, according to Snyder. The case is being referred to a prosecutor for a possible charge of second-degree reckless burning, according to the Centralia Police Department.