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Friday, October 5th, 2012

‘I SEE YOU’

• A sheriff’s detective driving by the Handi Mart on Kerron Avenue in Winlock yesterday morning stopped when he spotted an individual on a mountain bike making repeated brief contacts with people in cars in the parking lot. The detective observed for awhile because numerous complaints have been received over the past few months about suspected drug dealing there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When the man motioned for one motorist to follow him up the street and the detective saw some kind of exchange, he contacted the bicyclist, Christopher W. Shope, 47, Winlock, and arrested him for possession of methamphetamine, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Shope denied selling drugs but admitted he had about $20 worth of meth with him, Brown said. Shope was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ASSAULT WITH WOODEN ROD

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested for second degree assault yesterday morning after he allegedly threatened to strike family members with a wooden closet rod. Keith A. Smith was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer about 8:20 p.m. at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO

• A woman wanted for hit and run for allegedly colliding with some mailboxes on the 1400 block of Centralia-Alpha Road as her boyfriend fled an alleged assault on Tuesday was arrested when she was spotted at Dennys in Chehalis last night. Raelynn D. Gonzales said she didn’t know where Mitchell W. Sinclair was, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail. He is wanted for allegedly striking a woman in the head and face with a steel bar.

THE GOOD STUFF IS GONE

• An empty purse found on a piece of equipment at a business on the 600 block of Northwest State Street in Chehalis was turned into the police department yesterday. The brown handbag discovered with an empty blue cloth lunch bag had no name or anything inside of it, according to police.

DEER WRECK

• A 37-year-old Castle Rock woman escaped serious injury when she swerved to miss a deer, crossed over the center lane and hit a guard rail before heading down an embankment. It happened about 8 p.m. yesterday on the 1000 block of Jackson Highway South near Toledo, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her vehicle sustained major damage and she was cited for wheels off the roadway because her attempt to avoid the deer was unsafe, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CHIMNEY FIRE

• Firefighters were called just before 7 p.m. yesterday to a fire on Vine Street in Napavine found five-foot high flames coming from a chimney. It was extinguished before it spread to the structure, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. Firefighter Brad Bozarth said its a good time for folks to get their chimneys cleaned if they haven’t already done so. This one was cleaned last year, but not very well, he said.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

• Four firefighters from West Thurston Regional Fire Authority traveled to Mason County last night to assist with a wild fire that  has burned about 150 acres. Fire Chief Robert Scott reminds folks there is a red flag alert in place in parts of Western Washington because weather conditions are ripe for fires. The (Tacoma) News Tribune reports the blaze near Shelton threatened about 100 structures when it began yesterday but 100 firefighters who worked through the night have it 30 percent contained.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012

NINTENDO STOLEN

• Centralia police were called to  home on the 500 block of Prairie Rose Street just after 6 p.m. yesterday about a Nintendo which had been stolen.

PAPER RACK VANISHES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a deputy was called about the theft of a newspaper dispenser from a gas station on the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Silver Creek. It is believed to have been taken sometime between Sunday and Monday and is valued at $600, according to the sheriff’s office.

ANGRY GRANDMA INVESTIGATED

• Police were called to Chehalis Middle School about 3:40 p.m. yesterday when a staff member said they witnessed a grandmother pull her granddaughter by the hair and slap her repeatedly. An officer requested security video footage and is following up, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS, DRUGS AND MORE DRUGS

• A 20-year-old Centralia woman arrested yesterday for a garage burglary that occurred in Centralia last year was found with a variety of suspected drugs including heroin, methamphetamine and pills, according to police. An officer spotted Chelsea R. Hensley walking along the 1500 block of North Pearl Street about 3 p.m. and took her into custody, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

THAT’S A FUNNY LOOKING BABY

• Two women were arrested after they were discovered with a small amount of stolen scrap metal tucked inside a baby stroller at the old Mickelsen Dairy Farm on the 200 block of Military Road in Winlock yesterday. A man staying at the property told a deputy he arrived to a pick up a tractor and saw one woman standing there who immediately got onto her cell phone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He asked the other woman what was beneath the blanket in the stroller and she removed the blanket confessing she had taken the steel pipe, wire fence clips and a battery, according to the sheriff’s office. The women fled before a deputy arrived, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. One was locate hiding in brush behind Winlock High School and the other was found walking along the roadway, Brown said. Alicia J. Gullickson, 39, of Napavine and Tamar Adamson, 36, of Toledo, both had warrants and were booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor theft and trespassing, according to Brown. The scrap was valued at $20.

DOG SAVES WOMAN FROM ATTACKER

• Deputies were called to the 1400 block of Centralia-Alpha Road east of Chehalis about 5 p.m. yesterday where a man allegedly threatened to kill a 37-year-old woman and hit her in the face with a steel bar before her dog attacked him ending the assault.

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Mitchell W. Sinclair

The sheriff’s office is looking for Mitchell W. Sinclair, 44, of Chehalis. Deputies were told Sinclair was returning a van to her home when she told him her boyfriend didn’t want him on the property anymore. Sinclair allegedly got angry struck her, knocking her into some panes of glass propped against a car and struck her again as she was on the ground, according to the sheriff’s office. The Blue Heeler-Labrador-Dalmatian-mix canine intervened and Sinclair fled in the van, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. A 46-year-old woman driving the man struck a neighbor’s mailbox as they left, Brown said. Sinclair is wanted for first-degree assault and harassment. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of Sinclair or his girlfriend – Raelynn D. Gonzales – to call Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

ANGRY GIRLFRIEND BOOKED FOR BASEBALL BAT ASSAULT

• A 48-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after she allegedly went to the home of a woman she thought was “making moves on her boyfriend” and assaulted her with a baseball bat. A deputy called about 9 p.m. was told Kimberly A. Kaleta, of Chehalis, arrived at the residence on the 100 block of Katula Road west of Chehalis uninvited and shoved the 35-year-old woman against a wall, grabbed her hair and hit her with the bat, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Kaleta was contacted at her home on Beam Road and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, as well as misdemeanor theft for taking the bat, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

THREAT WITH KNIFE LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he allegedly threw a drinking glass at his younger sister and then threatened her and her boyfriend with a knife. Officers called about 3:30 p.m. to their home on the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue took Aaron R. Gange into custody and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE VANDALIZED

• Chehalis police were called about 9:35 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Northeast Division Street where a woman said someone tagged her 22-year-old son’s vehicle with blue paint and broke out its windows.

WOMAN TAKEN FOR $175 “REPAIR”

• A woman called Centralia police yesterday after she paid $175 to a stranger who approached her in the parking lot of of a grocery store and offered to repair a dent in her car. The man who said his name was Al “kind of scuffed the paint and then sprayed it with spray paint,”  Centralia Police Department Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. He had told the woman she only needed to later wipe off the “protective spray” but it was paint, according to Reichert.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report just after 5 p.m. yesterday of a car prowl in the park and ride lot near Main Street and Interstate 5. A window was smashed out and a purse stolen, according to police. The victim later got a call from someone who said they found her credit card and driver’s permit in the area of Southwest McFadden Avenue and 10th Street, Officer Linda Bailey said.

OOPS

• Police were called about 5:15 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard after a 39-year-old woman horsing around with friends on the sidewalk stumbled and fell through the back window. They left but an officer contacted the woman at the hospital who had cut her arm and she agreed to pay for the window, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police are attempting to contact an out-of-state man after his grandson called on Monday and said the grandfather had sent a Chehalis woman $21,000, worrying about a possible scam.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

UNRULY PEOPLE

• Centralia police say a 30-year-old man detained for allegedly violating a protection order lied about his name and slipped out of his handcuffs last night at the 300 block of South Tower Avenue. Ryan M. Strayer, a homeless person, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for obstructing, making a false statement and the original violation after contact with officers about 11:40 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police arrested a 43-year-old woman about 11:20 a.m. yesterday for obstructing a public servant after she allegedly refused to identify herself to an officer and resisted being taken into custody, according to the Centralia Police Department. Lisa L. Hanson-Rosumny, of Tumwater, was contacted on the 500 block of Harrison Avenue when store employees said they saw her placing items in her purse, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested for felony harassment and a warrant after contact with police just before 8 a.m. yesterday at the 200 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia. Joseph O. Bingham was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 9:30 a.m. yesterday about the theft of change and a hat from an unlocked residence on the 1700 block of Providence Lane.

FIRE FIGURED OUT

• A blaze that destroyed two fifth-wheel trailers south of Chehalis on Sunday morning appeared to accidental, according to the fire investigator. The Oregon man who owns the recreational property on the 100 block of Elot Drive had been working on an ATV and left it parked beneath one of the trailers, according to Fire Investigator Jay Birley. Either the battery charger or the battery caught fire and spread to the fifth-wheel, then the ATV and then the other fifth-wheel parked next to it, Birley said.

DEATH AT MOUNT RANIER LOOKOUT RULED SUICIDE

• The woman whose body was found at the foot of a cliff in  the southern part of Mount Rainier National Park last week has been identified as a 52-year-old who resides at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to the Lewis County Coroner’s Office. Park officials located the body a week ago Monday below Ricksecker Point, a dramatic lookout between Longmire and Paradise. Her injuries were described as consistent with a fall from a great height. She’s the wife of an active duty military member and her death was determined to be suicide, Coroner Warren McLeod said.

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Monday, October 1st, 2012

Updated

BITES

• A 47-year-old man was arrested for allegedly biting and choking his wife after she flagged down an officer in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia about 6 p.m. yesterday. Thomas J. Roman, of Lynnwood, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim – who had teeth marks on her arm – was taken to the hospital, according to police.

• A 56-year-old Glenoma man was cited after his dog reportedly bit a 48-year-old jogger between the legs yesterday sending her to Morton General Hospital. A deputy called to the emergency room about 11 a.m. was told it happened on the 8100 block of U.S. Highway 12, and was a large dog that appeared to be a mix between a Chow and a Mastiff, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. The owner, Duane Stump, had been visiting at the location, according to the sheriff’s office.

ROAD RAGE

• Centralia police took a report from a Winlock couple in their mid-50s yesterday afternoon that as they were driving on North Gold Street a motorist began tailgating them and pointed a gun at them. The suspect was described as a male with a shaved head driving a green or black two-door Honda, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER RAGE

• A 47-year-old Chehalis man put in the back of a patrol car when officers responded to a dispute in a Centralia trailer park yesterday evening kicked out a window and three officers sustained minor cuts during the ensuing altercation with him, according to police. It happened about 6 p.m. at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to police. Joseph F. Sanchez was booked into the Lewis County jail for malicious mischief and third-degree assault, according to police Sgt. Kurt Reichert.

• A Lewis County Jail inmate is in trouble for suspected malicious mischief after he allegedly threw a mop bucket at a video visitation kiosk in the jail on Saturday morning, as well as reportedly broke in half an electrical cord belonging to another inmate’s oxygen purifying machine. Luke U. Hall, 30, of Onalaska, was booked early last month after allegedly trying to crash his Jeep through a neighbor’s house, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

GROCERIES PILFERED

• Someone got into a residence on the 200 block of Quiet Acres Drive in Onalaska and stole hamburger, rice, cereal, chicken   nuggets, french fries, hash browns, a roast, potatoes, pizza and beer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. There are no suspects, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday to the 1100 block of South Pearl Street where a black Honda Civic was reported stolen. It has gold wheels, a pink sticker in its rear window and a license plate reading 763 YAS, according to the Centralia Police Department. It was last seen about 5 p.m. the evening before, according to police.

• A 29-year-old woman found in a pickup truck that didn’t belong to her about 8:45 p.m. yesterday on the 1800 block of Van Wormer Street was arrested for attempted vehicle theft. A deputy who contacted Krista R. Cate noted she had the window down, the music on and was acting very odd. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A primer red flatbed truck with a hot tub in the back was reported stolen on Saturday morning from the 4000 block of Harrison Avenue outside Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. t is 1974 Ford F350, according to the sheriff’s office. It was taken sometime after 9:30 p.m. the day before, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CONCESSION THEFTS

• Three young males are in trouble after teachers identified their images from surveillance video stealing boxes containing $300 worth of concession candy from the metal shop at Toledo High School on Saturday night. A 20-year-old Winlock man was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary and the cases of a 16-year-old and 17-year-old from Toledo will be recommended for charges, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. The intruders were seen using a key to get through locked doors, according to the sheriff’s office. The 20-year-old is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

• A camera was stolen from a concession stand on the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon. A door had been left open, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• A 17-year-old Centralia boy was arrested yesterday for alleged involvement in a burglary to a garage on Thursday at the 800 block of State Street in Centralia. A neighbor spotted three individuals taking various car parts totaling almost $1,200, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police took a report about 5:20 a.m. today of an attempted break-in at a building on the 700 block of West Main Street.

• A one hundred foot long garden hose was reported stolen from the 800 block of Elm Street in Centralia on Friday morning, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called to the 300 block of Hillside Lane on Friday night by a woman who handed over a two-way radio in a search and rescue bag she said she thought was stolen and had been left at the residence by a friend.

• Chehalis police were called Friday afternoon to Northwest North Street about stolen mail.

FUNNY MONEY

• An officer was called about 4:10 a.m. Saturday about a customer allegedly passing a fake $10 bill at a gas station on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis.

• Chehalis police were called about 7 p.m. on Friday after a customer presented a counterfeit $50 bill at a grocery store on the 1300 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The customer paid with different cash but kept the bill and left, according to the Chehalis Police Department,.

DRUGS

• A 22-year-old Olympia man was arrested for possession of heroin following a traffic stop on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue about 6:50 p.m. yesterday. A police dog sniffed out suspected drugs and Mitchell D. Davidson-Link was booked into the lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 48-year-old Rochester man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Saturday afternoon at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Jeffrey Marchell was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer about 3:15 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

RVS BURN

• A fire that destroyed a pair of fifth-wheel trailers yesterday morning south of Chehalis is under investigation. Lewis County Fire District 5 was called about 8:30 a.m. to the 100 block of Elot Drive southeast of U.S. Highway 12 and Interstate 5 found the pair of recreational vehicles burning, according to spokesperson Lt. Laura Hanson. An ATV between them was ruined as well, according to Hanson.

SOUTH POINT FIRE STILL SMOKEY

• The forest fire burning south of Packwood put up more smoke yesterday because of warm weather but the fire behavior remains moderate, according to Gifford Pinchot National Forest spokesperson Ken Sandusky. The Forest Service continues to monitor the fire which is on a ridge called South Point about 10 miles south of U.S. Highway 12, Sandusky said in a news release this morning. It has been mapped at 101 acres, he stated.

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012

RUN, RUN, RUN … RUN AWAY

• Centralia police were called about 2:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of South Gold Street and a report store employees were chasing a shoplifter who disappeared in the area of the bowling alley. A search by police and deputies turned up a suspect hiding in some bushes, according to the Centralia Police Department. Matthew D. Christensen, 20, of Centralia, was arrested for shoplifting and an outstanding warrant and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

SCHOOL BUS HIT IN CENTRALIA

• Police and aid were called about 12:20 p.m. yesterday when a vehicle rear ended a school bus on the 3400 block of Galvin Road in Centralia. It happened at slow speed and no students were injured, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of heroin and an outstanding warrant about 9:30 a.m. yesterday in the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia, according to police. Zachary W. Gallagher was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

LEAKING LIQUID DRAWS LARGE RESPONSE TO STORAGE BUSINESS

• Firefighters, police and responders from the state Department of Ecology and the county health department converged on a storage unit business in Centralia yesterday where a suspicious red liquid was discovered leaking from one unit. Riverside Fire Authority personnel were on the scene at the 300 block of West Reynolds Avenue about four hours while the substance was evaluated and people kept away, according to Fire Chief Jim Walkowski. The chief said it was probably less than five gallons that spilled inside and outside the unit and smelled of petroleum. Exactly what it was isn’t known but police contacted the renter of the unit who said it was part of a tea making process, Walkowski said. There were chemicals being stored inside the unit that shouldn’t have been however, he said.

WRECK

• Two cars were totaled when a 16-year-old Winlock girl neglected to stop on Military Road before entering state Route 505 in Winlock yesterday evening. Troopers called to the scene about 5:35 p.m. said Kayleigh D. Anderson was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and a 71-year-old Olympia man in the second vehicle was unhurt. The teenager was cited for second-degree negligent driving, according to the Washington State Patrol

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Friday, September 28th, 2012

Updated at 6:34 p.m.

LAUREL HEDGE GOES UP IN FLAMES

• Firefighters were called to Westside Drive on the hillside in Chehalis about 9 o’clock last night to reports of flames rising 20 to 25 feet high above a hedge. The property owner told firefighters there had been work trucks in the area and one had been idling nearby for quite awhile, leading them to speculate if a cigarette might have been to blame, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

BURGLARY

• Police responded to a burglary on the 500 block of South Silver Street in Centralia about 2:10 p.m. yesterday. Missing are some video games and computer-related items, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 4:45 p.m. yesterday to a residence on 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in which it appeared someone had broken in and disturbed things inside but stole nothing.

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 100 block of Leonard Road in Onalaska where a resident advised sometime between Sunday and Wednesday someone stole her Stihl MS250 chainsaw.

HIT AND RUN ARREST

• Centralia police arrested a 35-year-old Centralia driver after an approximately 11:15 p.m. incident yesterday in which he allegedly struck a vehicle in the area of the 600 block of South Pearl Street and then parked and walked away. Pedro Saucedo-Chavez was located several blocks away and booked into the Lewis County Jail for hit and run as well as a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 22-year-old Chehalis resident about 4:45 a.m. today at the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue. Shaina K. Campbell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. William G. Fultz-Valenta, 24, of Grand Mound as arrested at the same time for an outstanding warrant, according to police.

WRECK

• Centralia police said a bicycle rider suffered a hand injury when they fell off their bicycle after its back tire was struck by a vehicle on the 900 block of Woodland Avenue about 8:50 a.m. yesterday.

• A motorist was uninjured after her car and a semi truck tangled on southbound Interstate 5 in Chehalis this morning. Aid called about 11:10 a.m. to the scene just south of the Main Street interchange said it appeared her car was bounced back and forth between the truck and the guard rail several times and was totaled.

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

DISPLAY CASE AND CONTENTS BURGLED IN GALVIN

• Sometime between 3 p.m. on Tuesday and 7 a.m. yesterday, someone entered a shop-storage building on corner of Galvin Road and Union Avenue outside Centralia and made off with an antique display case that contained an Olympic Club coin, a brass carburetor and a Ford sign, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BAM

• An individual reported to police just before 1 o’clock this morning that a man in his early 20s walked up, asked “What’s up fool?” and then punched him the face. It happened in the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

ATTEMPTED CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 2:35 a.m. today to the 1300 block of Oxford Avenue after a car alarm woke up a resident and damage to the driver’s side door was subsequently found. Nothing was taken, and there are no suspects, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BAD BILLS

• Centralia police were summoned to a business on the 500 block of Harrison Avenue about 3:40 p.m. yesterday after two counterfeit $50 bills were spent there.

VANDALISM

• Gang-style graffiti was discovered on a building yesterday morning on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to police.

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning to the 2000 block of Gallagher Road where someone someone broke into a shop around 2 a.m. and took two Stihl chainsaws.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is reporting this morning that a deputy answered a call last Friday to the 2100 block of Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia in which someone went beneath a house and cut out the copper pipes for the plumbing. Also missing from outbuildings were items such as a dirt bike, tools, beer signs and model cars, according to the sheriff’s office. A blue and white 1990s Ford pickup truck was seen in the area, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The sheriff’s office is hoping anyone who saw the truck will call 911 or Crime Stoppers.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that someone cut locks on two cargo trailers at the 300 block of Mineral Creek Road, a burglary that was reported on Sunday morning. Among the items stolen from Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad were tools and spools of wire, according to the sheriff’s office. Someone used an electric cart to carry the items away, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

THEFT

• A red Habro bike was reported stolen from a fenced yard on the 800 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday. Also yesterday, a white, black and silver Air Max dirt bike-style bicycle was reported found stashed in some bushes on the 200 block of East Locust Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECKS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning a deputy arrested a 26-year-old Winlock woman for a hit and run on Sunday in which she allegedly was speeding along the 500 block of Gish Road in Onalaska and struck several unspecified objects along the side the road including a small shop. Kelsey R. Grant receive minor cuts from the incident and was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. There was major damage to her 2007 Chevrolet pickup, Brown said.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning a 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence on Saturday evening when he flipped his Nissan pickup onto its top in the area of Cooks Hill and Lincoln Creek roads. Samuel J. Billman was bruised and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning a deputy arrested a man on Saturday afternoon for driving under the influence after his vehicle ran into a utility pole on the 1100 block of Winlock-Vader Road. William M. Bowers, 68, of Toledo,  sustained some minor cuts and was  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

STARING CLOWN KID

• Chehalis police were called about 6:40 p.m. yesterday to the 800 block of Southwest 21st Street where woman said her husband just had a conversation with an orange-haired teenager wearing clown makeup who had been staring into their house. The woman said she would call back if the clown returned, according to police.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

DETAINEE CLIMBS OUT OF PATROL CAR WINDOW

• A 21-year-old arrested yesterday for a warrant after a foot pursuit in the area of Northwest Prindle Street reportedly kicked out a back window of a patrol vehicle, climbed out and ran away again. “He was again apprehended, put back in the patrol car and then booked into jail,” Chehalis Officer Linda Bailey said. It started about 11:40 a.m. when an officer spotted a pair of men walking whom he recognized were wanted, according to Bailey. They ran, she said. Ruben A. Inman, 21, was booked for escape, warrants and malicious mischief, according to Bailey. His brother, Marcus J. Inman, 22, of Centralia, was found and arrested for warrants, Bailey said.

INDUSTRIAL WIRE THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 8 a.m. yesterday to Lakeside Industries on the 2000 block of Johnson Road where someone had stolen copper wiring, damaging at least one piece of heavy equipment at the business, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy was called yesterday to Dulin Construction on the 3000 block of Foron Road in Centralia about another theft of wiring. One hundred-twenty-five feet of newly replaced cable was cut and then dragged off toward the railroad line and then to Foron Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also taken was 200 feet of welding lead from a shed, the sheriff’ office reported. The $3,400 loss follows a burglary involving $4,000 worth of copper wire at the rock crushing company reported on Friday and a late August burglary in which as much as  200 feet of copper wiring was taken from the main unit at the business, according to the sheriff’s office.

TIMBER TAKEN

• A 46-year-old Castle Rock resident was arrested for first-degree theft after a deputy responded to a report yesterday morning of someone running a chainsaw and dropping at least one cedar tree at the 700 block of Rhoades Road in Winlock. The timber is owned by Rhoades Vista LLC, a Kent company, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gerald H. Andersen was booked into the Lewis County Jail and deputies are looking for a 48-year-old Winlock man who they believe was working with Andersen, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

ATV MISSING

• A 2004 Polaris ATP500 quad was reported stolen from property on the 2600 block of Foron Road in Centralia yesterday. It happened sometime since Friday evening, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $4,500.

DRUGS

• A 50-year-old Winlock man was arrested for a warrant then possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop just before 10 p.m. yesterday near a gas station on the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says Howard D. Eslick struggled with a deputy after refusing to step out of a vehicle and was taken into custody with help from Chehalis police. A plastic baggie of suspected methamphetamine was found during a search and field-tested positive, according to the sheriff’s office. Eslick was booked in to the Lewis County Jail.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 2:40 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on Northwest Chehalis Avenue.

• Someone stole a gun from a window rack in a vehicle at the 100 block of Drews Prairie Road in Toledo sometime between 9 p.m. on Sunday and 6:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police took a report about 11 a.m. yesterday from Northeast Washington Avenue about a bullet hole found in the living room window of a home. The victim had been away for a couple of weeks and did not know when it occurred, according to police. It appeared to have been from a BB gun, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a 53-year-old driver said he fell asleep before his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro left the roadway and struck a utility pole on the 2900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday. It happened about 3:20 a.m. and a deputy dispatched three hours later learned the car was totaled but the driver was uninjured, according to the sheriff’s office. A citation for second-degree negligent driving was issued, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Monday, September 24th, 2012

AUTO THEFT

• A 32-year-old Shelton woman who rented a vehicle on Friday from an auto rental business on the 500 block of East Summa Street in Centralia discovered that evening her car which she had left parked behind the building was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department. She got an SUV fro  Enterprise Rent-A-Car to go shopping in Seattle and later got a phone call asking if she had picked up her car, according to police. She hadn’t. Missing is a blue 1993 Honda Civic with a license plate of 812 UID, according to police.

COPPER WIRE THEFT

• An estimated $4,000 worth of copper wire was stolen in yet another theft from a rock crushing company on the 3000 block of Foron Road in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to Dulin Construction on Friday was told 40 feet of wire was missing, according to the sheriff office.

LOTS OF DIFFERENT STUFF STOLEN

• A pistol, two chainsaws, old fishing reels, a Yamaha snow sled and four studded tires with wheels for a Honda Accord were among the items stolen in a burglary on the 400 block of Schmit Road outside Toledo on Thursday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and the sheriff’s office was told an individual with a backpack on a bicycle was seen in the area around that time, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

MOWERS MISSING

• Three Toro brand self-propelled lawnmowers were reported stolen from a home on the 300 block of Downing Road in Centralia yesterday. They were taken sometime during the previous two week, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GARAGE THEFT

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday evening from the 600 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia about a leaf blower and a standup freezer stolen from a garage sometime during the previous week.

WHISKEY SHOPLIFTED

• Police called about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis were told a teenage boy had just run out of the store with a bottle of whiskey. He was not found but officers will review surveillance video to see if they recognize him, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT RIFLE AND SKATEBOARD

• Chehalis police were called just before 3 p.m. on Saturday and told one of three three teenage boys might be carrying an AR-15-style rifle wrapped in a sweatshirt as well as a skateboard in the area of Southwest First Street and Phillips Court. The teens were not located, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 2:15 a.m. today to the 600 block of Jackson Street in Centralia where someone had gotten inside a pickup truck and stolen a stereo as well as part of the dashboard it was connected to. It happened sometime after 10 p.m.,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Rochester woman was arrested for possession of heroin about 3:25 a.m. on Saturday at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. An officer who contacted Kira M. Fry because of a suspend driver’s license booked her into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 19-year-old Chehalis resident who went to the Chehalis Police Department on Friday on an unrelated matter was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance in connection with an investigation which resulted in a search warrant for drugs earlier in the day at a home on Southwest First Street near Market Boulevard, according to police. When he was arrested, an unspecified prescription pill was found in Nicholas A. Huston’s pocket, detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VANDALISM

• Someone was seen leaving graffiti on a city-owned building on West Seventh and North Washington Avenue in Centralia just before 8 p.m. yesterday but fled before an officer arrived,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to the 1300 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia where someone spray painted orange paint in the neighborhood.

• Police were called about 9:45 a.m. on Friday to the 1500 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia where someone left graffiti on a house for sale. Someone crossed out some old “Sur 13-type graffiti” with a message about “white power”, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday to the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia where an individual found chocolate syrup and eggs on their door.

WRECKS

• A 20-year-old man was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital then to jail for DUI after a single-vehicle accident on the 800 block of Gish Road in Onalaska around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Charles E. Evans III was driving a 1983 Ford pickup which sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’ Office. The truck landed in a field behind a house and a 19-year-old Onalaska man  - Dylan Brossett -  who tried to block an arriving deputy from coming up the driveway was arrested also, for obstructing, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• An 18-year-old from Eatonville was uninjured and not ticketed after his 2001 Saturn left Skate Creek Road and landed about 100 feet down an embankment on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it does not know why the driver lost control of his vehicle.

• A 34-year-old Chehalis woman escaped with scratches on her arm when she missed a turn in downtown Chehalis, ran into a tree and put her car upside down on Friday evening. It happened about 7:15 p.m. near Sterling Savings Bank on North Market Boulevard, according to police. The Buick Skylark suffered damage to its front, top and both sides, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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Friday, September 21st, 2012

TRUCKS STOLEN FROM CAR DEALERSHIP

• Chehalis police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday when an auto dealership on the 1900 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue discovered two brand new trucks were stolen from the lot overnight. Taken from Uhlmann’s I-5 Toyota were a silver 2012 Toyota Tundra and a dark gray Toyota Tacoma. They were doubled-cabbed, lifted and sporting large tires and chrome wheels, according to police.

JEWELRY HEIST

• Someone forced their way into a home on the 900 block of Shorey Road outside Chehalis yesterday and left with nearly $12,000 worth of jewelry, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened between 7:50 a.m. and 3 p.m., Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Among the missing pieces are a gold necklace with an emerald, a silver garnet ring, a large opal ring and an aquamarine white gold ring, according to Aust.

MONEY MISSING

• Chehalis police were called to the 300 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis about 10:30 a.m. yesterday after a woman left her apartment door open while she went to get her mail and returned to find her wallet missing. It was subsequently found in the laundry room minus $35 cash, according to Chehalis police.

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday to the 2000 block of Cooks Hill Road about money stolen from a purse. The theft is under investigation.

BREAK-IN IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called at about 8:20 p.m. yesterday regarding a possible burglary at the 200 block of Northup Street. A door had been pried open and officers were told someone fled before getting inside, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nothing was taken, police reported.

ATV THEFTS

• A 2005 Kazuma ATV was stolen from a  driveway on the 5500 block of Jackson Highway near Toledo sometime after 10 p.m. Wednesday and before 7 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Deputies recovered a stolen ATV and arrested a suspect yesterday after taking a report from the 100 block of Oak Drive outside Chehalis. A 2001 Yamaha Raptor valued at $2,000 went missing from a shop on the property sometime since Aug. 31 and the victim suspected his girl friend’s ex-husband, who reportedly admitted to taking it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. William D. Ayers, 45, of Chehalis, was booked in to the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

HIDING WOMAN FOUND BY POLICE

• Twenty-four-year-old Amanda M. Hickey of Centralia was arrested for rendering criminal assistance when she allegedly lied about the whereabouts of a woman being sought on a Department of Corrections warrant just after 12 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Hickey was released after being issued a citation but Dannette L. Burgess, 43, of Centralia, who was found hiding in a bathroom was arrested and booked for the warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police took a report of a purse stolen from a vehicle about 5:20 a.m. today at the 300 block of South Street in Centralia.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested two people for possession of methamphetamine after 6 o’clock this morning at the 1200 block of Alder Street. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Raclynn D. Gonzales, 46, of Chehalis and Eric J. Vanasch, 36, of Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Updated at 5:17 p.m.

PASSERSBY PERFORM CPR ON FALLEN BICYCLIST

• A 68-year-old bicyclist from British Columbia collapsed in the roadway on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Randle this morning and passing motorists who initiated CPR may have saved his life, according to Washington State Patrol. Trooper Mike Cournyer said it sounded as though David B. Williamson of Campbell River was in cardiac arrest when Stacey Wetzel of Onalaska and Carl Wyant of Chehalis stopped and helped him. It happened a bit before 9 a.m., Cournyer said. Williamson was taken to Morton General Hospital and then on to Harborview Medical Center. “It sounds like he’s doing okay,” Cournyer said later this morning. Cournyer said he thought the bicyclist was on a long distance trip having come from east of the mountains.

CAR STOLEN AS MAN GETS GAS

• A 23-year-old Centralia man filling up his tank on the 1300 block of Northwest State Avenue in Chehalis rejected a woman’s request for a ride but left his car running when he went inside to get his receipt last night. She got a ride without him. “He looked out, noticed his car was moving and the female was driving it away,” detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said. An officer called about 8:40 p.m. notified area law enforcement the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen and it was located in Thurston County by a trooper, according to Hickey. After about a 10 minute police pursuit, the car and driver were stopped on Pacific Avenue in Olympia, according to police. Sara M. Abbott, 22, of Chehalis, was taken into custody and faces a possible charges of motor vehicle theft and possession of stolen property, Hickey said. The Olympian reports the chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph and included a state patrol pilot advising the trooper the driver struck a fence near Fusion Coffee House and O’Blarney’s Pub, before which Abbott was apprehended with suspected heroin in her possession.

WINLOCK HOME BURGLARIES

• The sheriff’s office is looking for information about a black early-2000s Jeep SUV seen in the area of a residential burglary on the 1200 block of South Military Road in Winlock yesterday. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. someone stole a laptop computer and a television, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Possibly related is another burglary reported yesterday on the 600 block of South Military Road, according to sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust. Sometime after 7:30 a.m. and before 1:30 p.m., an estimated $6,500 worth of valuables were taken from a home there, including jewelry, a television and cash, Aust said.

FRAUD

• An individual from the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia called police yesterday after he applied for assistance from the state Department of Social and Health Services and learned someone else had been using his social security number.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a backpack from a car parked on the 2500 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia, according to  report made to police about 10 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police were called about a vehicle prowl on the 200 block of West Third Street around 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Missing was a blue Sun Mountain pull cart for golfing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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A morning fire outside Toledo is under investigation. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 2

EMPTY TOLEDO AREA HOME GOES UP IN SMOKE

• More than a dozen firefighters responded to a blaze in a fairly new but vacant house about six miles east of Toledo this morning. The cause is under investigation. Lewis County Fire District 2 Chief Grant Wiltbank said when he arrived after the approximately 6:30 a.m. call he found flames venting from all openings on both floors as well as the roof. It was reported by a passerby. The home on the 300 block of Cedar Creek Road is about three years old, according to Wiltbank. Personnel from Vader and Winlock assisted and together they managed to save an attached garage, a nearby carport and prevented the fire from spreading into an adjoining timber parcel, according to the chief.

STOLEN CAR FROM ILLINOIS RECOVERED IN CHEHALIS

• Two women were arrested in Chehalis last night with a car stolen out of Illinois. An officer for whatever reason ran the license plate of a 2006 Dodge Charger that pulled into a convenience store and gas station on the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at about 10:50 p.m., according to police. Kaila Seward-Borgman, 20, of Tacoma, and Shulynn R. Hunter, 23, of Baltimore, were booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property, according to Chehalis detective Sgt. Brian Hickey. One of them said she was getting the registration transferred into her name, and one of the women was trying to escape an abusive boyfriend, Hickey said.

MAN GETS BURGLARY ARREST FOR MISDEMEANOR THEFT

• A 42-year-old Shelton man was arrested for burglary after he allegedly shoplifted about $50 worth of items such as laundry detergent, candy and salad from Wal-Mart in Chehalis about 2 p.m. yesterday. Jason L. Fletcher had previously been trespassed from all Wal-Marts, thus a burglary arrest instead of theft, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BOMB SQUAD PICKS UP SUSPICIOUS FIREWORKS

• After serving a protection order at a residence on the 800 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia late yesterday afternoon, an officer was told about some homemade fireworks on the premises. The possibly explosive devices were turned over to the Washington State Patrol bomb experts, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called about noon yesterday for a car prowl at the 1100 block of South Pearl Street. A stereo was stolen during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Some change was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 300 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• Chehalis police were summoned to the 400 block of Southeast Washington Avenue about 7 a.m. yesterday when a citizen noticed a car appeared to have been broken into. it appeared the glove box had been rifled through, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone left graffiti on a building on the 600 block of H Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

VEHICLE BURNS IN DRIVEWAY

• A Ford Expedition that hadn’t been driven since the day before caught fire in a driveway on the 3200 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia about 4:15 yesterday afternoon. While there was a large column of black smoke, the blaze was mostly confined to the engine area, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The vehicle was still totaled, Fire Capt. Ken Colombo said.

NO ELK CAUSED THAT WRECK

• A 39-year-old man who initially said he swerved to miss an elk on a Forest Service Road in East Lewis County last night was cited for wheels off the roadway after his car went down an embankment. The driver suffered scratches to his face and his 18-year-old passenger was not believed to be injured, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 10:40 p.m. near milepost 4 of Forest Service Road 23, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The Honda Accord was totaled, Brown said. When evidence at the scene suggested there may not have been an elk, the driver admitted there wasn’t, he was going too fast, according to Brown.

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Flames can be seen in every window and the roof of the home on Cedar Creek Road this morning. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 2

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Updated at 5:51 p.m.

CAR RUNS OFF INTERSTATE 5 UP HILL, AND BACK DOWN

• One person had rib pain after a two-vehicle accident this morning on Interstate 5 in Chehalis in which a car swerved off the road, up an embankment and into a fence before rolling back down the hill and coming to rest on its wheels on the shoulder. Troopers called just before 8 a.m. to the northbound lanes near West Street reported that Merilee S. Hill, 59, of Chehalis was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital. Traffic had slowed and Hill tried to slow down too but struck the back end of another vehicle before her Acura RSX traveled up the hillside, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 48-year-old driver of the other vehicle, Diana L. Jennings of Chehalis, was described by the trooper as uninjured. Her 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe was drivable after getting struck, according to the state patrol. Hill was cited for speed too fast for conditions, according to the trooper.

SALKUM-AREA WRECK

• A 48-year-old driver from Oregon as hospitalized after a roll-over wreck on U.S. Highway 12 east of Salkum yesterday. A trooper called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. reported the eastbound Ford Focus left the roadway to the right and struck an embankment before rolling onto its top. It happened near Fischer Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. Kelly L. Jaffe, of Central Point, Ore. was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with neck and back pain, according to Lewis County Fire District 8. Passersby had removed her from the car and she seemed disoriented, Fire Chief Duran McDaniel said. The collision is under investigation.

TRUCK VERSUS TREE CENTRALIA

• A driver escaped serious injury when his pickup truck veered into a tree at Van Wormer Street and Reynolds Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon. Responders called about 4:19 p.m. said there was considerable damage to the truck but the male driver declined to be taken to the hospital.

JEEP VERSUS TREE ONALASKA

• A pair of Onalaskans were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday after a Jeep ran off Middle Fork Road into a ditch and then a tree. A deputy arriving to the scene about 1:20 p.m. was told by the 67-year-old driver he heard a snap and then lost his steering, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle had only lap belts so the driver and his 59-year-old female passenger “went forward into the windshield pretty good” but seemed to have escaped serious injuries, according to responders.

DOG SNATCHED FROM CENTRALIA YARD

• Police were called just before 6:30 p.m. yesterday when someone stole a dachshund from in front of a house on the 1100 block of F Street in Centralia. The dog thief was driving a red Isuzu Rodeo, according to the Centralia Police Department.

JEWELRY THEFT

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of Kauer Road in Packwood about a burglary involving almost $12,000 worth of jewelry. Sometime between Thursday and Saturday someone stole several items from a couple in their 80s, including a ruby ring, a pearl necklace with matching earrings, a 14 karat gold wedding band and a women’s fake Rolex watch, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TWO FLEE WITH STOLEN GROCERIES

• Chehalis police were called to the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard about 3 p.m. yesterday when someone left Safeway with a cart full of groceries they had not paid for. An employee took down the license plate information from the van and it was later stopped in Cowlitz County, according to the Chehalis Police Department. One occupant fled and a 33-year-old man was taken into custody there on an unrelated matter, Officer Linda Bailey said. The loss is estimated at $400.

THEFT

• A 33-year-old Centralia man wanted for stealing electricity from an abandoned house on the 200 block of East Van Buren Street was arrested yesterday by Yard Birds shopping center in Chehalis. Eric E. Hemenway was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary as he allegedly broke into the house to plug in a cord which led to a garage next door, according to police. He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

• The Morton Police Department is investigating the theft of a firearm from a residence on the 500 block of Main Avenue. A rifle was reported missing on Sept. 10.

• Morton police were called last week about yet another theft from a lumber yard at the Northwest Home Center. During their investigation, officers learned roofing materials were also stolen from Dels Farm Supply, according to police.

DRUGS

• A married father of three from Longview and 29-year-old homeless woman from Astoria were arrested in Winlock last night for possession of methamphetamine. Jonathan R. Swann, 30, was pulled over just after 11 p.m. on Northwest Fir Street after an officer conducted a background check on his license plate and discovered the vehicle had recently been sold but the title was unchanged, according to charging documents. Swann admitted he was driving on a suspended license and was arrested, charging documents state. Charging documents go on to give the following account: A police dog was summoned to sniff around leading to a search of the vehicle. A small baggie of suspected methamphetamine was found in the trunk, along with some marijuana. Swann  told the officer he had a medical marijuana authorization. Inside a brown purse near where a female passenger had been sitting, suspected methamphetamine was found, as well as a small clear baggie with Batman symbols on it containing five brown round objects as yet unidentified. Lashawna L. Smith, who initially gave a different name, was then arrested for possession. A third occupant of the vehicle was not charged with any felony. The pair were booked into the Lewis County Jail and are being held on $10,000 bail.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called at 6:25 a.m. today to the 1100 block of Long Road in Centralia where a purse was stolen from a vehicle sometime overnight. The victim had left the windows down, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called just after 9 p.m. to an interrupted vehicle prowl on the 1000 block of West Main Street. Officers were unable to locate a suspect as the individual had fled on foot, according to police.

• Police took a report about 4 p.m. yesterday from the 300 block of Noel Avenue in Centralia about the possible theft of medication from a vehicle.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of gang-style graffiti found on a fence at the 1300 block of Delaware Avenue.

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Monday, September 17th, 2012

Updated at 1:22 p.m.

ARSON ARREST

• A 44-year-old Centralia man was arrested over the weekend for first-degree arson in connection with a June 6 fire in which a 30-foot travel trailer on the 300 block of Kearney Street in Centralia was destroyed, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer John Panco said officers picked up Brian H. Jones near the Sixth Street viaduct on Saturday and booked him into the Lewis County Jail. Authorities at the time said Jones previously lived in the trailer. It belonged to a woman who lives at the address, according to Panco.

SUSPICIOUS FIRES CONTINUE

• Lewis County Fire District 6 was called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday for another brush fire on Salsbury Avenue in Chehalis. Firefighters have been plagued with someone lighting fires in the area following a Sept. 1 blaze that destroyed a vacant mobile home on the 2200 block of Salsbury. Last night’s fire was about 10 feet by 10 feet and is part of an ongoing investigation, according to Fire District 6.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• A woman who lives in an apartment on the 200 block of Southwest 16th Street in Chehalis returned home Friday evening and discovered her television was missing. She told an officer she might have forgotten to lock the door, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY ONALASKA

• Two Timex watches, five Xbox games and assorted clothing were among the items stolen in a burglary to a home on the 600 block of Carlisle Avenue in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in occurred sometime on Friday between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

BARN BREAK IN

• A deputy was called on Saturday about a burglary to a barn on the 1600 block of state Route 6. Among the items stolen were a garden hose and gasoline taken from a fuel tank, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened between 5 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. the following day, according to the sheriff’s office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A white 1994 Ford Ranger extended cab pickup truck was stolen from the 1100 block of West First Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:40 p.m. yesterday. It has a license plate of B25120S.

• A blue 1994 Ford Crown Victoria was stolen overnight from the 500 block of South Oak Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday. It has a license plate reading AEL 4226, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy was called yesterday about a 1988 GMC pickup stolen from the 3100 block of Zenkner Valley Road outside Centralia. The truck vanished sometime after midnight and before 9 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

STEALING POWER

• Centralia police say they took a report about 10:40 a.m. yesterday of someone breaking into an abandoned building at the 200 block of East Van Buren Street to use electricity.

FIGHT AT PARTY

• Centralia police say they responded about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday to a report of a fight at a party on the 1100 block of Prospect Street, but none of the victims would cooperate in pressing charges. Several people had minor injuries and one suspect fled the scene, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A victim  of an almost-car prowl confronted a male getting into his vehicle this morning on the 1300 block of Rose Street in Centralia. Officers called about 4:45 a.m. noted the victim heard something outside and then saw a male wearing a dark-colored hoody and a red backpack getting into his vehicle. The prowler ran off, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A woman called police about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and said she left her purse in her vehicle when she shopped for about a half an hour at the Dollar Tree in the Twin City Town Center and when she returned it was gone. The doors to her car were unlocked, according to the Chehalis Police Department,

• Police took a report of a vehicle prowl about 7:45 a.m. on Saturday at the 800 block of H Street in Centralia.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took several reports on Saturday morning of “gang-style” graffiti on buildings and property on the 1400 block of Windsor Avenue. They occurred sometime after 12:30 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• Centralia police said a child suffered minor injuries when he ran his go-cart into a parked car on Friday evening at the 200 block of West Oakview Street.

• A 37-year-old Randle man was hospitalized early this morning after he said his his truck nearly struck an elk on U.S. Highway 12 near Glenoma. Troopers called to the scene about seven miles east of Morton reported David C. Haviland was westbound when he swerved to miss the animal and rolled his pickup. The 1995 Ford Ranger came to rest on its top and was deemed totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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Friday, September 14th, 2012

CENTRALIA BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday of an estimated $9,500 of valuables stolen in a burglary on the 1600 block of J Street North in Centralia. Sometime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. the day before, someone entered the home and stole a safe, a television, a computer, jewelry, prescription medications and cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TRESPASSING FOR WOOD

• A pair of individuals who were caught cutting firewood last night on Weyerhaeuser property near Pe Ell will likely find themselves in court for theft and trespassing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving about 8 p.m. to an area off the 4000 Line was advised by Weyerhaeuser security the 34-year-old resident and 29-year-old Chehalis resident had driven around a closed gate and taken a half cord of wood, according to the sheriff’s office. The main issue is the property was clearly posted closed because of the high fire danger, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. They were not arrested but the case will be referred to prosecutors for evaluation of charges of third-degree theft and second-degree trespassing, according to Brown.

WRECKS

• A 62-year-old Randle man suffered a laceration to his forehead and his truck sustained major front end damage when he wrecked on the 100 block of Peters Road yesterday evening. A deputy arriving to the scene just before 6 p.m. found the 2006 Dodge Ram in a ditch on its side and the driver outside the vehicle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The man said he was on his way to the store and didn’t know why he drove his truck off the road, the sheriff’s office said. He was cited for wheels off the roadway, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• An overnight collision in which a truck driver from Winlock ran into the rear and totaled a car stopped on Interstate 5 is under investigation.

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Courtesy photos by WSP

The 43-year-old driver of a 2005 Kia Spectra was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the early morning wreck in the southbound lanes between Maytown and Tumwater, according to the Washington State Patrol. The car’s lights were out, according to the state patrol. Steven W. Staggs, 57, of Winlock was not injured, but his 2008 Kenworth was impounded, the state patrol reported.

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012

BURGLARIES IN BOISTFORT

• A 47-year-old woman returned home yesterday to the 600 block of Boistfort Road west of Chehalis to discover she’d been burglarized, but a surveillance camera captured images of four people getting out of  vehicle in her driveway and the sheriff’s office has some suspects. Missing are more than $4,000 worth of belongings including two flat screen televisions, a laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation and two Xbox games and a baseball hat, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Four people were arrested yesterday afternoon when they were discovered loading items into two vehicles outside a Boistfort area home where the day before deputies had served a search warrant and arrested the resident. Deputies called to the 200 block of Lake Creek Road were told by the subjects they were retrieving items that either belonged to them because they had lived there temporarily or getting back their own stolen property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The resident, Michael Glenn McBride, is accused of operating an illegal wrecking yard. Deputies knew the owner wanted no one on the property and arrested all four for residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Richard A. Pruett, 50, of Winlock; Mark S. Hendricks, 56, of Toledo; Brent L. Heath, 30, of Toledo; and Casey S. Fredrick, 26, of Castle Rock, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Among the items they attempted to take were tools and stereo equipment, Brown said.

BURGLARY IN CHEHALIS

• Police were called to the 1400 block of Southwest Kelly Avenue in Chehalis about 1:40 p.m. yesterday when a resident discovered someone had come into her home and stolen a large amount of jewelry, including necklaces and wrist watches. It happened sometime during the day and it appeared the burglar came in through window that was either left unlatched or they were able to somehow slip open, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday when a business owner on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue found their back door unlocked and unspecified items missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SMASHED WINDOW

• An unknown suspect threw a large rock through a windshield of a vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway at the 600 block of Alder Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

DEER COLLISIONS

• A 17-year-old Curtis resident suffered a broken nose and cuts to his head yesterday after his 1995 Ford Escort ran off the road and down a 100-foot embankment yesterday at the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said the teenager said he was southbound when he swerved and braked to miss a deer. The car landed on its top and sustained major damage, according to the sheriff’s office. Its driver was cited for second-degree negligent driving, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• A 39-year-old Toledo man was hospitalized after the handle bar of his motorcycle struck a deer on state Route 506 near Interstate 5 yesterday morning causing his bike to go down and him to be ejected, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 7 a.m. reported John J. Strom suffered abrasions to arm and a sore shoulder. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol. The 2008 Honda XR650 sustained an estimated $700 damage, according to the patrol.

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

MARIJUANA GREENHOUSE IN BOISTFORT

• A Centralia police investigation took them out to property on Boistfort and King roads in west Lewis County yesterday morning where the contents of a greenhouse were confiscated. Colby D. Cave, 35, who lives there was arrested when he returned around 2:50 p.m. for an outstanding warrant, according to police. Centralia’s detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald said there were 30-some-odd marijuana plants in the greenhouse.  Cave was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful of use of a building for drug purposes, according to jail roster. It was an ongoing case of the department’s Anti-Crime Team, and they were assisted by sheriff’s deputies when a warrant was served, according to Fitzgerald. Cave had a medical marijuana card but it was in someone else’s name, he said.

THEFT

• A 1989 Honda Civic was reported stolen about 2 o’clock this morning form the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia. The car is described as painted flat black with a sticker in the back window that reads “Get lost in Montana” , according to the Centralia Police Department. It has a license plate of AIT 5219.

• Prescription medication and GPS device were missing after a car prowl at the 1100 block of Alder Street in Centralia yesterday, according to police.

• Stereos were taken from two vehicles at the 1300 block of Central Boulevard in Centralia, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department about 9:15 a.m. yesterday.

OUT-OF-CONTROL IN EMERGENCY ROOM

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was taken away from Providence Centralia Hospital by police yesterday after he was angry he was not allowed into the emergency room to see his girlfriend and ran in there. Officers called about 8:50 a.m. arrested  Jordan P. Sansouci for being disorderly and interfering with a health facility, and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNHAPPY CAMPERS

• Deputies yesterday afternoon contacted a pair of campers on Weyerhaeuser property near Pe Ell and arrested one of them for violating a no-contacting order in place regarding the other. Barry W. Worley, 36, of Winlock, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for the offense and also a warrant, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. His companion, a 57-year-old Winlock woman, was not arrested but faces a potential trespassing citation, according to the sheriff’s office.

OOPS

• Firefighters from four departments were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday when sparks from a truck with a mechanical problem started several grass fires along the southbound lanes on Interstate 5 near the Toledo-Winlock interchange. One was as big as 50 yards long but they stretched over several hundred yards, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. “The truck driver was notified by a motorist and was able to pull over fairly quickly and thankfully not spread fire farther down the freeway,” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson said.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

LAUGHING WOMAN ARRESTED

A 42-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday after allegedly twice running into another vehicle at East Summa Street and Tower Avenue and driving away. Police were called just after 2 p.m. by a man who said a driver got right on his rear end, flashing her lights and honking, according to the Centralia Police Department. When he asked her what she was doing, she just laughed, according to police. As the woman pulled away, she struck the vehicle of a passerby who stopped because of the commotion, backed up, hit the vehicle a second time and then drove off. “She was laughing the whole time,” Buster said. Mary E. Carver later went into the police department to make a report about neighbors’ babies crying and was arrested for second-degree assault when police recognized hers as the suspect vehicle, Buster said.

STRANGER IN BUSHES GRABS WOMAN

• Police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday to a Centralia neighborhood after a 24-year-old woman said she and her boyfriend were walking when a hand reached out from some bushes and grabbed her arm. The two fled but saw a person in dark clothing running the other way, according to police. It happened near South Rock and West Cherry streets. A police dog was brought out to sniff around but didn’t find a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUNKEN MAN BEATEN IN CENTRALIA

• A 26-year-old Centralia man went to the police department yesterday to report that a week ago Saturday he was walking home drunk when someone assaulted him breaking bones in his face. “All he remembers is getting hit in the head and then waking up,” police Sgt. Carl Buster said. The victim at some point went to a hospital and learned how serious his injury was, according to police. Buster said he doesn’t know why the man waited to call police.

THEFT

• Police were called about 12:50 p.m. yesterday to a residence on the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about stolen rings. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Generators were stolen from a business on the 300 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• A computer was reported stolen from a motel room on Westlake Avenue in Morton the Tuesday before last. The case is under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

• A woman who called police yesterday afternoon after seeing someone take down some political campaign signs from the hillside near North National Avenue and Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis was told they were not being stolen, apparently just removed because the property owner hadn’t been asked in advance for permission, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT OF WOOD

• Morton police are investigating after a report subjects stole lumber from the Northwest Home Center, carrying it to U.S. Highway 12 where they loaded it into a vehicle, according to the Morton Police Department. It happened the Tuesday before last in the morning, according to police.

• A 26-year-old man was arrested after Morton police received a report of campers cutting down trees for firewood in Gus Backstrom Park on Sept. 1, according to police. David R. Boulet, of Graham, was picked up for theft, obstruction, malicious mischief and a warrant and turned over to the Pierce County law enforcement, according to the Morton Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon of a car prowl on the 1100 block of F Street. A CD player and wallet were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to take a report that sometime during the past month, somebody removed the registration and insurance information from the glove box of a vehicle parked on Southwest Fourth Street near Market Boulevard.

HARASSMENT

• A 52-year-old Morton man was in trouble with police after allegedly calling and texting a female more than 100 times in just a few hour period. William S. Rakes was arrested for telephone harassment on Thursday, according to the Morton Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 22-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine this morning after contact with an officer about 7:10 a.m. at the 800 block of Harrison Avenue. Katrina D. Miller was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department,

• A 17-year-old boy faces a possible misdemeanor charge for allegedly smoking marijuana on school property in Morton on Wednesday morning. Police found a pipe and a small amount of residue and referred the case to Lewis County prosecutors, according to the Morton Police Department.

WRECK

• The city of Winlock’s “welcome” sign and planter box were damaged yesterday when a semi truck driver attempted a U-turn at the 2700 block of Highway 603 and his trailer tires dropped into a ditch, causing damage to his truck as well, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loaded semi had to be towed following the approximately 11:30 a.m. incident, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver, who said he missed his turn, was cited for making an improper U-turn, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• An 11-year-old girl complained of shoulder pain and her older brother, the driver, of stomach pain after a two-car collision this morning at the 1100 block of Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. Both were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital following the wreck which occurred just before 8 o’clock this morning, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

FIRES

• Firefighters were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to the Capitol Forest west of Little Rock when wires which fell after a small pickup truck ran into a power pole sparked a wildfire. On one side of the downed lines, an off-duty firefighter from Grays Harbor County treated the driver for minor injuries and on the other side, personnel from West Thurston Regional Fire Authority battled a blaze that spread onto a slope in the heavily-wooded area, according to Fire Lt. Lanette Dyer. It happened at the end of Bordeaux Road near what’s known as the “E Line”. The fire was contained to an area approximately 100 feet by 200 feet by 9:30 p.m., according to Dyer. The location is about three miles south of an incident early on on Saturday morning in which 37-year-old man from Puyallup fell from atop the cab of a Chevrolet Silverado and was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the fire department.

• Firefighters called about 7:15 p.m. yesterday about a small grass fire in the front yard of a home on Taylor Street in Centralia found a resident had put it out with a garden hose. It appeared someone tossed a cigarette and missed the intended container, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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Monday, September 10th, 2012

Updated at 6:31 p.m.

OOPS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says a 20-year-old Vader resident was arrested after he got inside someone else’s semi-truck near Centralia and tried to drive away. A deputy called about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday was told John J. Crear IV was “highly intoxicated” and thought he was in Rochester and trying to drive home, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Employees at the business on the 3000 block of Foron Road escorted Crear off the property, Brown said, but he was later located in the area and booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempted vehicle theft. Prosecutors are sending the case to Lewis County District Court where misdemeanors are handled.

ROAD RAGE IN CENTRALIA

• A 72-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for allegedly waving around a gun at outside a convenience store on the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia about 5 o’clock this morning. Police said Alvin Fitzgerald told them he was angry at a Centralia driver he thought was intentionally tailgating him and shining his bright headlights causing a glare in Fitzgerald’s rearview mirror. When the Centralia man pulled into a parking lot, Fitzgerald followed him and they got out and “exchanged words,” Officer John Panco said. Both motorist went to their vehicles and Fitzgerald returned with a handgun, Panco said. Police confiscated the gun and arrested him for unlawful display of a weapon, according to police. He was then released.

IMPERSONATION UNDER INVESTIGATION

• Deputies are investigating a suspected identity theft after a 42-year-old Onalaska woman said she learned someone was using her social security number to work. When the victim applied for unemployment benefits, she was asked if she had ever worked in an orchard in Eastern Washington, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The first unemployment check she received was short because it was garnished for child support owed by the person who used her social security number, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The sheriff’s office is working with the state Department of Social and Health Services to investigate the situation which was reported last Thursday, according to Brown.

RACE OVER

• Two Centralia residents were arrested after a police officer heard the “roar” of an engine and observed a pair of vehicles racing on Harrison Avenue and West Reynolds Avenue about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Both Dustyn J. Lawrence, 18, and Justin L. Stutman, 25,were cited and then released, according to police.

COPPER WIRE THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a deputy took a report from the 2200 block of Highway 603 near Winlock about more than 750 feet of copper wire stolen. It happened sometime between Thursday and Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is listed as more than $3,000.

DRUGS

• Bail was set at $25,000 today for a man arrested early Saturday morning in Winlock for possession of methamphetamine and a violation of a protection order regarding his wife. Michael W. Reddick allegedly was found with four baggies of suspected meth, defense attorney Bob Schroeter said in court this afternoon. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office asked for $10,000 bail because of the no-contact order offense, and Schroeter requested $5,000 but Lewis County Superior Court Commissioner Tracy Mitchell who normally handles family court said her court takes those violations very seriously and made it $25,000.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 5 p.m. yesterday from the 900 block of Marion Street where someone broke out a vehicle’s window and stole an iPod.

FAKE BILL PASSED IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday about a counterfeit $20 received at a business on the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon by a woman who said someone punctured a sidewall of the tire of her vehicle while it was parked at Wal-Mart. There are no suspects, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 31-year-old Chehalis resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with a broken leg after a collision on state Route 6 when he drove into the side of a truck that ran a stop sign at Highway 603 west of Chehalis just before 11 p.m. on on Saturday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. James M. Rada’s 1997 Honda was totaled, the state patrol reported. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Hewitt M. Duncan, 77, and his 74-year-old female passenger were unhurt, according to the patrol. Duncan was cited for failing to yield, the investigating trooper reported.

• Two people had possible injuries after a three-vehicle wreck when a Morton motorist reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign north of Mossyrock on Saturday evening. Angela L. Page, 41, of Morton, was given a citation after troopers were called about 6:40 p.m. to the intersection of state Route 122 and Larson Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. A Honda Accord carrying a Bremerton man was totaled but he was not injured, according to the state patrol. His passenger however, a 48-year-old Gig Harbor woman had a possible shoulder injury, the state patrol reported. A 2010 Ford F-150 driven by 27-year-old Matthew A. Cournyer of Mossyrock sustained an estimated $4,000 damage, according to the investigating trooper. Page was taken to Morton General Hospital with possible neck and back injuries, the trooper noted.

FOREST FIRE EXTINGUISHED IN PACKWOOD

• Firefighters on Friday afternoon were called to an area behind the High Valley park in Packwood when fire broke out on former clear cut property now populated by 30- to 40-foot tall trees. Crews from Randle joined Lewis County Fire District 10 about 2 p.m. and were on the scene three and a half to four hours and then personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources stayed on until later in the night, District 10 Chief Lonnie Goble said. “Neighbors called it in real quick, as soon as it started,” Goble said. The burned area comprised an estimated 300 feet by as much as 100 feet, according to the chief. The closest home was about 150 feet away, he said.

BUSTED CORONA BOTTLE ATTACK SUSPECT BACK IN LEWIS COUNTY

• A former Centralia man who allegedly slashed at a man with a broken beer bottle at a South Pearl Street apartment eight years ago was ordered held today on $75,000 bail. Refugio Jose Vazquez-Tellez, 38, was jailed on Friday on a warrant for first-degree assault in connection with the June 26, 2004 incident. Vazquez-Tellez, known to police by his street name Marlboro, fled after he and another man allegedly initiated a fight over getting “ratted out” over a stolen bicycle, according to charging documents. The boyfriend of the mother of the individual they went to see sustained numerous deep cuts to his face, chest and abdomen when he tried to break up the brawl, charging documents state. The following day, Vazquez-Tellez called in sick to his job at Hub City Recycling with a cut hand, police told prosecutors. He never showed up for court after he was charged, Lewis County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher said this afternoon. Vazquez-Tellez lives and works in Yakima picking apples and his income is such is he qualified for a court-appointed defense attorney Bob Schroeter said. Immigration authorities have placed a hold on him, according to Schroeter. His arraignment was scheduled for Thursday.

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Friday, September 7th, 2012

GUNPOINT ARREST AT SAFEWAY

• A 37-year-old Chehalis man with a warrant was arrested at gunpoint yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at Safeway on South Market Boulevard. Jacob Woods was wanted by the state Department of Corrections and was spotted about 5:15 p.m. by an off-duty officer who knew he was wanted, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Because he has an assaultive and violent history, he was ordered to the ground and taken into custody, Chehalis detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said. Woods was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

PUNCHING COURTHOUSE WALL DRAWS POLICE

• Police and deputies were called to the third floor of the Lewis County Courthouse just before 5 p.m. yesterday after an upset 19-year-old Centralia man punched a hole in a wall. He was angry because he wasn’t allowed to give his mother a hug after she was sentenced to incarceration, Chehalis detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said. He was not arrested. The case will be forwarded to the city attorney for evaluation of a possible charge of third-degree malicious mischief, according to Hickey.

IDENTITY THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a 76-year-old Centralia-area man called to report someone used his credit card number in Chehalis, California and Texas to make several purchases last month totaling more than $2,000. The victim still has possession of the card so someone must have “skimmed” the number off it at some point, according to the sheriff’s office. There is no suspect information, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

WRECK

• One man was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia yesterday after a two-vehicle collision at Old Highway 9 and James Road in Grand Mound. Aid called early yesterday afternoon to the scene of the wreck between a passenger car and pickup truck said another man was uninjured and a third was treated at the scene. The car sustained substantial damage, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Further details were not readily available.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012

RANDLE MAN SAVED FROM VEHICLE FIRE

• A disoriented Randle man was pulled from his burning Jeep yesterday on state Route 7 near Mineral. The Washington State Patrol called just before 4 p.m. to the scene said Gordon C. Reed, 51, had pulled over as the vehicle was smoking and it became fully engulfed in flames. Between witnesses, passersby and the fire department, a life was probably saved, Sgt. Shane Nelson said. Reed for whatever reason didn’t get out of the vehicle, he said. He was taken to Morton General Hospital for possible injuries from the fire and evaluated for possibly driving under the influence of drugs or medication, according to Nelson.

OVERNIGHT AT CHURCH GETS TWO ARRESTED

• A deputy and police were called to a church on the 2000 block of Jackson Highway near Chehalis yesterday morning when a pastor unlocked a door to a residence behind the building and found two young men had been sleeping there. The pair allegedly also forced their way into another of Dayspring Baptist Church’s buildings there and took chips, crackers and juice, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher D. Kruger, 19, of Chehalis and Christopher C. Garner, 20, a homeless person, were arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 46-year-old woman for possession of methamphetamine about 4:30 a.m. today at the 900 block of Harrison Avenue. Vonda K. Rogers, of Port Orchard, was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Silver Creek man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday when Chehalis police came across him walking near Southwest Fifth Street and McFadden Avenue. Ryan M. Weigant was wanted on a warrants and when the officer searched him, two small zip lock baggies were found in his pockets, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of Marsh Avenue about stolen pain medication. They have a suspect and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BRUSH AND BARK FIRE

• A quarter-acre of landscaping beauty bark caught fire yesterday on a steep hillside at the 100 block of Arbor Crest Drive south of Chehalis. Firefighters called just after 6 p.m. extinguished it, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

WRECK

• A 31-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 12 at Jackson Highway yesterday evening that sent one car some 30 feet off the road and into a cement ditch next to a residence, according to authorities. Both vehicles were damaged. Two local fire chiefs happened to be passing by and assisted Lewis County Fire District 5 with the call just after 6 p.m. Allison E. Campbell, 31, was booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Washington State Patrol. All involved were evaluated and declined to go to the hospital, Fire Lt. Laura Hanson said. The other car was occupied by a 33-year-old man and his dog. Because Campbell had a 4-year-old boy in her car, she faces possible other charges, state patrol Sgt. Shane Nelson said. The cause of the wreck is under investigation.

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One of the two cars involved in a wreck at Mary's Corner landed some 30 feet away.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Firefighters put out a fire at the double-wide mobile home south of Chehalis on Saturday morning and had to return for fires there twice early Tuesday and then three times last night for grass fires nearby.

Updated at 5:40 p.m.

SOMEONE SETTING FIRES ON SALSBURY AVE.

• Firefighters were called out three times during the night to mysterious fires that continue to plague a vacant mobile home that burned early Saturday morning at the 2200 block of Salsbury Avenue in Chehalis. Lewis County Fire District 6 Assistant Chief Pat Smith said they were grass fires adjacent to the trailer, the largest of which was about 30-feet by 30-feet. “Somebody set it, it didn’t just happen,” Smith said. Chehalis police called out there this morning found no evidence but did locate a sock with unspecified items in it, according to Officer Linda Bailey. The fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT INJURES TARGET SHOOTER

• A 60-year-old was in his truck reloading his .22 when it discharged striking him in the thigh last night at a gun range on Cannon Road in Packwood, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to Morton General Hospital about 9:30 p.m. reported the Bonney Lake resident drove himself to a relative’s house and was taken to the hospital. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it didn’t appear the gunshot injury was life-threatening, but the man was to be taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

ONALASKA HOUSE, FENCE, CHICKEN COOP STRUCK BY VEHICLE

• A 30-year-old man was arrested overnight after a deputy responded to a complaint at the 1600 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska that he was trying to crash his Jeep through a neighbor’s house. A deputy who arrived just before 1 a.m. was told Luke U. Hall had been outside yelling at the neighbors for hours, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy found damage through a fence, into the yard, the side of the house and a chicken coop which was destroyed when the driver attempted to back up and got stuck, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Hall was arrested and booked for harassment and malicious mischief, according to Brown. Why he was upset was not noted, she said. A dollar damage estimate is pending, she said.

POLICE: THIEF CAUGHT ON CAMERA

• Officers who took a report of a lost wallet at Safeway in Centralia yesterday afternoon viewed security video that showed the victim left it at a self-service checkout stand and another customer picked it up and paid for some of his own items with the victim’s money. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 39-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and municipal court warrants following a short foot pursuit into an alley last night near the 1000 block of Alder Street in Centralia. When an officer made a traffic stop about 10:45 p.m., a passenger got out and came back to the patrol car with something in his hand and his arm raised, according to police. The officer yelled at him to stop and drop it, so he dropped something behind the patrol car but took off running, Sgt. Carl Buster said. When Travis L. Combs was taken into custody, an officer found a baggie of crystalline substance in his pocket, Buster said. Behind the patrol car, he left a package of chocolate chip cookies, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

GENUINE MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

• A 55-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday  after a complaint someone had pulled up flowers his girlfriend had planted and thrown them onto and into her vehicle. An officer called about 7:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue in Chehalis observed shrubbery and other vegetation, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Benjamin J. Bartlett was arrested for for malicious mischief, Officer Linda Bailey said. The police report did not note any damage to the vehicle.

NOT A BOMB

• Chehalis police were called about 2:45 p.m. yesterday to Wells Fargo Bank on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard because a backpack was found sitting in the bank. An officer took it away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Inside was only a handwritten note with no names on it, according to police.

WRECKS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they impounded a truck found Sunday morning that had skidded into a ditch along the 500 block of Cannon Road in Packwood.

• A 30-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she ran her Toyota into a ditch off Bunker Creek Road west of Centralia last night. A deputy called about 10:15 p.m. to the area near milepost 9 reported she said “she was going way too fast,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her vehicle sustained major damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said she didn’t think the woman was injured. Nicole R. Piper was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

CENTRALIA WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO CRASH INJURIES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the 33-year-old Centralia woman whose car crashed into a culvert on Jackson Highway last week died the following day. Tambra Keen was northbound when her car suddenly swerved to the left for unknown reasons at about 7:45 a.m. last Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. Firefighters had to cut the roof from the Honda to get her out. Keen was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where died on Friday, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her 26-year-old passenger was hospitalized with a possible broken leg.