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Monday, February 18th, 2013

HIGHWAY 6 VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• A 64-year-old Pe Ell woman was hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on state Route 6 about five miles west of Chehalis. Troopers were called just before 2:30 p.m. when her eastbound truck crossed the centerline and ran into a telephone pole on the opposite side of the highway, according to the Washington State Patrol. Her Dodge Ram came to rest in a ditch and was described as totaled, according to the state patrol. LaDonna M. Turner was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital where she is listed in fair condition this morning, a hospital spokesperson said. The investigating trooper blamed inattention for the wreck.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police yesterday assisted taking into custody a man wanted for an assault the day before. Mic Banks, 27, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Banks’ arrest was associated with an address on the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Further details were not readily available.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A red and silver 1986 Isuzu Trooper along with a trailer were stolen from the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue in Centralia sometime in the previous three weeks, according to a report made to police at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.

SHOPLIFTING ARREST

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man was arrested about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday for allegedly stealing $59.31 worth of men’s clothing from the Goodwill on the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The items were recovered and returned to the store, according to police. Christopher D. Buck was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for possession of prescription medication, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TV AND WII GONE

• Centralia police took a report from the 900 block of Marion Street on Saturday afternoon regarding the theft of a flat screen television and a Wii game system.

YARD ART MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 1:15 a.m. yesterday about the theft of a “mushroom lawn ornament” from the 1000 block of West Fourth Street.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday when a window was discovered broken out at an apartment on the 200 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia. Apparently nobody got inside and nothing was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone slashed the tires on three different vehicles in the area of the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

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Friday, February 15th, 2013

BURGLING IN ONALASKA

• About $1,200 worth of power tools were stolen from an Onalaska home-under-construction, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. A deputy responding to the 100 block of Chases Lane was told someone used a key hidden on the ground near the front door and made off with a generator, a skill saw, a nail gun and other tools, according to the sheriff’s office. The owner, a 69-year-old man from Brush Prairie, told the deputy the break-in had occurred sometime between Saturday and Tuesday, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A deputy called about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Jorgensen Road in Onalaska found someone had tried to pry up a garage door, doing about $250 damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nothing was taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• A wedding ring was reported stolen from the 1200 block of North Pearl Avenue in Centralia yesterday.

• Police were called about 1:50 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 3100 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. Numerous unspecified items were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HIDING FROM POLICE

• A 40-year-old Centralia man was found hiding in an attic at a home on the 1200 block of West Main Street in Centralia yesterday. Officers called about 1:50 p.m. suspected Marcus E. Prince was in his wife’s home where he is prohibited from being because of a no contact order and arrested him, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, Sgt. Stacy Denham said.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old man was arrested about 4 p.m. yesterday for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop at the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia. An officer recognized the driver, Isaiah C. Marlow and knew he had a suspended license, according to police. In his pocket was found a hypodermic needle with a substance that field tested positive for the drug, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Marlow, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Graffiti was reported discovered yesterday morning on an air conditioning unit on the roof of a building at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

WRECKS

• Firefighters were called about 3:25 a.m. today to Old Highway 99 near Prather Road outside Centralia when a vehicle collided with a utility pole splitting it in half. There was no injury to the male driver, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

• A 3-month-old infant and three adults escaped injury when a too fast driver missed a right-hand turn at the 100 block of Gish Road in Onalaska yesterday afternoon and ran down an embankment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving about 3 p.m. noted the Isuzu ended up with damage on one side and  cited its 18-year-old driver for wheels off the roadway, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police responded to three different collisions on Harrison Avenue yesterday, beginning about 1:40 p.m. with an accident that blocked a lane of traffic for about an hour near Belmont Avenue. All were two-vehicle wrecks and only the third one at about 6:20 p.m. a few blocks east of Interstate 5 resulted in any injury, according to police. In that case, one occupant complained of back pain, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND …

• A couple of misdemeanor domestic assaults, family disturbance, noise complaint, cell phone that was stolen two weeks earlier and someone has parked in my spot. …

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Updated at 1:28 p.m.

SCUFFLE WITH POLICE ENDS WITH ARREST

• A 44-year-old man was arrested for third-degree assault after he allegedly fought with an officer who was attempting to detain him about 8 p.m. yesterday at the 1500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Mitchell W. Sinclair, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers planned to also suggest charges of resisting arrest and obstruction, according to police. Sinclair is going to be released from jail and not charged with a felony, pending further investigation, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office.

DON’T LOOK AT THOSE BRASS KNUCKLES ON MY CAR SEAT

• A 52-year-old Chehalis man was arrested about 3 o’clock this morning after contact with an officer on the 600 block of West Main Street in Chehalis when he dropped a set of brass knuckles on the seat of his vehicle as he was getting out. Rick A. Rowland was in trouble for a suspended driver’s license, being in the company of a female who had a no-contact order against him and then also unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

NO TOKING IN PUBLIC

• Police were called to Garbe’s Tavern on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to an inquiry about whether it was okay for someone to be smoking pot inside the bar. It’s not clear if anyone actually was, but no, it is not allowed under the new marijuana law, Chehalis police detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

TWIN CITY TOWN CENTER LOST AND FOUND

• An officer was called to the liquor store on the 1300 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis about 11 a.m. yesterday because a little baggie of what appeared to be drugs were found that someone had dropped. The caller asked police to take it.

PAIN PILLS STOLEN

• Centralia police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday to the 2400 block of Borst Avenue regarding pain medication that was missing after the individual had company.

FRAUD

• An officer took a report yesterday morning from the 1600 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about apparent fraudulent activity on someone’s credit card.

VANDALISM

• Someone spray painted graffiti on a dumpster in an alley near the 900 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police abut 3 p.m. yesterday.

NURSE SUSPENDED UNTIL LEARNING ANGER MANAGEMENT

• The state Department of Health reported yesterday it suspended certified nursing assistant Miranda M. Klemola for becoming impatient with an 83-year-old resident of a skilled nursing facility while she was helping take him to the bathroom and yelled at him for not standing up straight, used profanity and pushed him down onto the commode. He was not hurt. It happened a year ago. Klemola, who is in her early 30s and either lived or worked in Lewis County, agreed late last month that she exhibited unprofessional conduct and would take five hours of specific nursing courses, including anger management, before petitioning for reinstatement of her credentials, according to documents filed with Department of Health. The disciplining authority considered Klemola’s potential for successful rehabilitation in reaching resolution of the matter. No criminal behavior was alleged.

AND MORE …

• Plus various warrant arrests, fender benders, complaints about neighbors or tenants, smoking too close to someone else’s doorway, cars getting kicked, neighbor’s dog peeing on a porch, punching ex-boyfriend in the face for name-calling, found mountain bike, shoplifting, failing to register as a sex offender …

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Updated at 6:04 p.m.

VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• A 22-year-old driver is hospitalized in fair condition this morning after his vehicle collided with a sign pole in the area of West Main and Yew streets in Centralia overnight. Police called just after 1 a.m. arrested Tyler J. Aust, of Centralia, for driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was wearing a seatbelt, but had pain in his face and was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

GIRL FIGHT

• Police were called about 8:20 a.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about two girls in a dispute with another girl. Charges of misdemeanor assault will be recommended to prosecutors in the case regarding two of the females according to the Centralia Police Department. No one was arrested, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

THE OPPOSITE OF A HOUSE WARMING PARTY

• Someone burglarized a Packwood area home making off with a king-sized mattress with sheets, a dresser and its contents and other furnishings including miscellaneous artwork, a vacuum cleaner and a shower curtain with its rod, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the 100 block of Sunstone Road yesterday was told the break-in occurred sometime since Oct. 12, according to the sheriff’s office. Also missing are a stereo and a floor lamp, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

ZOOM ZOOM

• Centralia police were called about 7:45 p.m. yesterday to the 2700 block of Eureka Avenue where a red with silver Honda 70 motorcycle had gone missing from a shed sometime during the previous two weeks.

FRAUD

• An individual from New Mexico called Chehalis police yesterday after discovering a fraudulent purchase from their account, amounting to about $400 from the Chehalis Wal-Mart, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 5 a.m. today regarding a case of possible identity theft. Further details were not readily available.

SWASTIKA SHOWS UP IN NORTH CENTRALIA

• Someone spray painted a swastika on a building on the 1300 block of Rose Street in north Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

UNWANTED REPTILES RETURN

• Police were called yesterday afternoon to the Vintage apartments on the 1500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis where a woman wanted help ridding her home of a stink-emitting snake. She said there were two; one behind a chair and another behind her television, according to the Chehalis Police Department. One of them stuck his head out to drink some milk, police were told. There was no arrest, there is no written report, there are no snakes, according to police. Police detective Rick Silva said he responded to the afternoon call and looked around the apartment. He saw no signs of snakes, only the trap she’d bought to catch them and little dishes of milk and fruit set out to entice them, he said. The woman, he thought might be in her 60s but wasn’t sure, told him maybe they’d crawled behind her dishwasher so she pulled it out so Silva could examine the area, he said. They could have been hiding up under the TV stand, so she flipped it over and they looked there as well, he said. “Once she did that, I said, well, I must have scared them away,” Silva said. “She was happy with that.” She’ll call back if they return. An officer was at the same apartment last month because the resident thought the snakes were coming through her microwave. Police actually get a lot of calls from people who see things that aren’t really there, the detective said, recounting instances where folks have been sure their phones are tapped, they are being videotaped or think listening devices have been planted in their home. He recalled one man who was certain there was a gorilla in his closet, he said. In yesterday’s case, he asked the woman if she wanted to go to the hospital; she said no. She had food, her home was clean, there wasn’t much more he could do, he said. “It’s just people see these things, they think it’s real,” he said. “To them, it is real. You just try and appease them, and help them the best you can.”

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

CHILD SEX CASE SUSPECT SOUGHT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they secured a $100,000 arrest warrant for a 26-year-old Salkum resident accused of ongoing sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in a case they first learned about last Tuesday. Wanted is Raul B. Castillo-Lopez, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the suspect may still be in the area or may flee to Mexico. Brown is asking for tips on his whereabouts.

THEFT OF TOOLS AND STUFF

• A deputy was called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday about a burglary at the 5000 block of state Route 508 near Morton where all kinds of valuable were missing including a non-working antique musket. The victim, a 27-year-old man from Edmonds, said other stolen items included a desktop stereo, a saw, a compressor, a weed eater, more tools and clothing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A barn on the 4000 block of Cooks Hill Road outside Centralia was burglarized of almost $4,000 worth of tools and 20 sheets of plywood, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim called 911 yesterday evening and said it occurred sometime since Feb. 1, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• A 15-year-old student was arrested at Centralia High School yesterday morning for possession of marijuana, a pipe and prescription medication – that was not his, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday regarding graffiti in an alley near the 1500 block of Windsor Avenue.

• Police were called about 8:25 a.m. yesterday regarding a window broken out of a truck parked near North Railroad Avenue and East Center Street in Centralia.

DIRTY PHONE CALL, ANYONE?

• An individual called 911 about 3 p.m. yesterday when they answered a ringing pay phone near the bus stop near Northeast Division Street in Chehalis and got an earful of obscenities.

FIGHTING OVER PHONE

• Morton police were called about 11:25 a.m. on Friday to the 100 block of First Street where two brothers were arguing over the use of a cell phone. One of the boys was a pre-teen, the other was in his late teens, according to police. Arriving officers settled the issue by giving the phone to the parents, according to the Morton Police Department.

CENTRALIA WOMAN FOUND IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 p.m. yesterday when a confused and lost elderly woman wandered into a dental office on Northwest Park Street. It was an older lady who got a bit turned around, according to police. It turned out she resides at Cooks Hill Manor, an assisted-living facility in Centralia, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police don’t know how she ended up in Chehalis and neither did she, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. An officer drove her home, Wilson said.

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Monday, February 11th, 2013

Updated

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKING SAFETY MINDED THIEF

• The sheriff’s office is looking for a 2007 Komatsu excavator hauled away from a Centralia-area work site over the weekend. A deputy called Sunday to the 300 block of Kuper Road was told a witness saw an individual wearing an orange safety vest and a white hard hat load the piece of heavy equipment onto a trailer just before 5 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The trailer was pulled by a 1980s maroon dump truck, according to the sheriff’s office. The owner, a 52-year-old Chehalis man, said the excavator is valued at about $108,000, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

MOM ARRESTED FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING PARTY

• More than a dozen minors and a 52-year-old mother were arrested when deputies busted up a noisy drinking party at an Adna home on Friday night. Deputies responding to a complaint about 11:25 p.m. at the end of Jerica Lane saw two young people with beers and subsequently spoke to Connie M. Robinson, 52, who told them yes there were young people drinking, it was a party for her son, but she wasn’t allowing any of them to leave, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies got a search warrant to go inside where they cited 18 under-21 individuals for minor in possession, according to the sheriff’s office. Robinson was arrested for supplying alcohol to minors, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said the son is 18 years old, so he wasn’t among those who got in trouble because under the law, an 18-year-old can drink alcohol at home with their parent’s permission.

MORE THEFT

• Police were called about 8:45 a.m. yesterday about the theft of a chainsaw from the 2400 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia.

• A 19-year-old Centralia man was arrested on Saturday for second-degree theft in connection with a burglary to an outbuilding at the 100 block of Garrard Creek Road near Rochester. Dustin Nickols reportedly admitted he stole about $600 worth of items on Jan. 31 but said he had an accomplice, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nickols was additionally arrested for malicious prosecution because he allegedly lied about the other involved individual, to “try to get the heat off” of him, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Brown said.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:45 p.m. on Friday regarding another attempted break-in to a building on the 100 block of Northwest Prindle Street.

• A deputy was called on Saturday to the 100 block of Pompey Peak Drive in Randle about a stolen fence. A large section was missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 26-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for possession of stolen property in connection with an earlier situation, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers spotted him about 12:30 p.m. walking near North Cedar Street and Centralia College Boulevard and took him into custody, according to police. Christian D. Brown was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

OUT OF CONTROL SON

• Deputies were called about 6:30 p.m. on Friday to a Silver Creek residence by an 82-year-old woman who said her adult son was drunk and tearing the house apart. When deputies arrived to the 100 block of Gershick Road, they found 60-year-old Steven Fishback passed out and arrested him according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He allegedly had done more than $3,000 worth of damage to a wooden electric organ, an antique room divider and a lamp, according to the sheriff’s office. “He had no explanation as to why he tore the house apart,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Fishback was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree malicious mischief, Brown said.

OUT OF CONTROL DAUGHTER

• Chehalis police were called just after 9 p.m. on Friday about a 9-year-old girl reportedly whining, crying and screaming because her mother wouldn’t stay with her while she was going to bed. An officer handled the issue with a phone call, according to police.

WOMAN ASKS POLICE TO TELL MAN TO PULL UP HIS BRITCHES

• Chehalis police were called about 1 p.m. on Friday to a complaint from a woman about a man working on his vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot; his jeans had slid down and exposed his underpants. Chehalis police detective Sgt. Gary Wilson didn’t have details about the outcome, but said even so-called plumber’s butt isn’t classified as indecent exposure in a criminal way.

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013
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Courtesy photo by Debbie Davis Dwelly

Updated at 4:56 p.m.

ONE INJURED IN FIERY WRECK NEAR WINLOCK

• Firefighters were called just before 1 p.m. today when a car went off the roadway near Winlock, struck a wire fence and caught fire in a ditch. One male was airlifted to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said he didn’t know if the patient got out on his own or if bystanders pulled him out but the vehicle was fully involved in flames when they arrived. It happened near Morton and Military roads on state Route 505, Jacobson said. The driver is identified as James M. Hunter, 66, of Centralia, by the Washington State Patrol. His 2005 Hyundai Accent was destroyed. The cause of the wreck is under investigation, according to the state patrol.

ANOTHER HOT HONDA CAR TURNS UP IN TENINO

• Centralia police took a report about 8:30 a.m. yesterday of a 1991 Honda Civic stolen during the night from the 400 block of North Oak Street. It was found several hours later in the Tenino area with its battery missing and some wires cut, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRICKERY AND FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report from a 75-year-old woman on the 2400 block of Leisure Lane who fell victim to a phone scam on Friday morning. A caller claiming to be from the Publisher’s Clearinghouse told her she needed to purchase a $300 prepaid PayPal card and give them the number before she could collect her prize, according to police. The woman was told someone would be arriving at 10 a.m. to collect more money, but they never showed up, according to the Centralia Police Department. The woman is out $300, Sgt. Stacy Denham said.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from a female at the 1200 block of G Street in Centralia regarding fraudulent use of her bank account.

UNRULINESS

• Police used a Taser gun on a 29-year-old Centralia man when he allegedly tried to fight with officers arriving at the 1000 block of Orton Street last night. Officers responding about 11 p.m. were told Nichole R. Unterwegner, 30, pushed several people, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was arrested for disorderly conduct, according to police. Justin J. Russell, 29, was arrested for obstruction, resisting arrest and being in possession of unspecified drug paraphernalia, police reported. Both were booked into the Lewis County jail but scheduled to be released today.

• A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 5 p.m. on Friday after he allegedly slashed a tire near the 1100 block of F Street and then was found at a neighbor’s home, where he was arrested for violating a protection order and other alleged offenses, according to the Centralia Police Department. Francisco T. Lamas was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT HISTORIC HOUSE

• Centralia police are investigating an incident in which the front door was kicked in at the historic Borst Home on the 2500 block of Pioneer Way. An officer responding to an alarm about 10:15 p.m. on Thursday noted nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Elaine Clark, part owner of the Fantasy Shop, said the business had such a bad Christmas, they were hoping for a better Valentine season.

BANDIT LOADS UP ON  ADULT SEX TOYS, BEDROOM APPAREL

• A gloved, ski mask-wearing burglar used duct tape to cover up security cameras at a Chehalis adult store and loaded up his truck with merchandise while it was closed yesterday morning. It happened at The Fantasy Shop on the 800 block of West Main Street near the park and ride lot between 7:10 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. He made off with at least $2,000 worth of adult toys and other items such as dress up clothing and blow up dolls, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. “Kind of the high-end stuff,” Carrell said. “So he knew what he was looking for and left the junk.” Police say surveillance footage shows he first tried to get in by ramming the front doors with his pickup truck and when that failed, broke a window. Officers responded to an alarm and brought in a police dog, but the man was gone, according to police. Police are asking anyone with information to please call them. The subject is described as a thin, white, middle-aged man with short brown hair and a wide widow’s peak who was wearing a Carhart-type jacket, jeans and possibly tennis shoes. The vehicle is a white, probably 1990s Ford Ranger with a roof that has chipping paint and rust, as well as chipped spots on its tailgate, according to Carrell. It has what she described as split-lid, diamond box tool box, she said. Elaine Clark, part owner of the Fantasy Shop, said she would imagine someone at the park and ride that time in the morning could have seen something. Clark said the business had such a bad Christmas, they were hoping for a better Valentine season. They still have plenty of merchandise left, she said.

SHOE STORE THEFT

• Two males and a female described by Centralia police only as black reportedly shoplifted eight pairs of shoes from the Nike store on the 100 block of High Street in Centralia last night. Police called about 7:30 p.m. were told workers lost sight of the trio when they ran across a parking lot, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police think they fled in a vehicle.

FUEL STOLEN

• Police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday about gasoline stolen from U-Haul trucks parked on the 1000 block of South Gold Street in Centralia.

JEWELRY THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 12:23 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of West Plum Street regarding a stolen ring. The victim said it was a one karat diamond ring valued at $1,500, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TRUCK PROWL
• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of Olequa Drive near Vader where a man told them that sometime since Monday, someone prowled his pickup truck and made off with a tool tray, a spot light, 70 CDs in a case and other items.

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Chehalis police are hoping anyone who recognizes this truck or the man in this security video image will contact them as they investigate the burglary to The Fantasy Shop. / Courtesy photo

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He looks like Spiderman here, inside the adult gift store. / Courtesy photo

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Updated at 4:46 p.m.

OFFICERS DETAIN ONE FOLLOWING RUCKUS AT CITY HALL

• Police arrested 69-year-old John C. Baker yesterday morning after they were summoned upstairs at Centralia City Hall where Baker was reportedly causing a commotion in the city attorney’s office. Sgt. Stacy Denham said he wasn’t sure what Baker’s business at the office was but he was arrested for misdemeanor theft as when police asked him to step outside to discuss the matter, a stapler belonging to the city clerk was noticed in his pocket. Denham said one of Baker’s “parting shots” was he would return at 9 a.m. today to go “nose to nose” with the person in the office. Baker, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BRASS KNUCKLES PUT ALLEGED COMBATANT IN JAIL

• Centralia police officers called about 10:15 a.m. yesterday about two males fighting in an alley arrested one of them for possession of brass knuckles as well as disorderly conduct. Witnesses told police Terry Bryan, 33, a homeless person, attacked a 22-year-old acquaintance for no reason in the area of the 500 block of North Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim did not wish to press charges for assault but Bryan was booked into the Lewis County Jail for the aforementioned offenses, according to police.

IN-PROGRESS HOMICIDE TUNS OUT TO BE PRANK

• Centralia police responded about 11:15 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Virginia Drive after getting a call from a child that a parent was being killed. The young girl reportedly called 911 several times but hung up before dispatchers could get more information. When officer checked the address given by the girl, they found only a family at home, no violence, according to the Centralia Police Department. They checked neighboring apartments as well without success until they discovered an 11-year-old girl who made the calls as a hoax, according to police. She was warned about the consequences for making a false report but not arrested because of her young age, according to police.

BURGLARIES IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about repeated burglaries to a building across from the police department on the 100 block of Northwest Prindle Street.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to an auto business on the 1600 block of North National Avenue about an attempted break-in and vandalism to a truck parked in the lot. A screen had been removed from the building and the window broken on the vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone punched holes in the water holding tank on a travel trailer parked at the 1300 block of Kresky Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

ALLEGED GANG MEMBER DENIES BEATING TEEN

• Centralian Joshua Rhoades, purported to be an Surenos LVL gang member, pleaded not guilty this morning to second-degree assault involving a fight in downtown Centralia last Thursday night in which a 17-year-old boy was knocked unconscious.  Rhoades, 32, remains held in the Lewis County Jail as prosecutors included so-called aggravators in their charging, alleging it occurred with a deadly weapon – a knife – and was meant to improve Rhoades’ standing in a gang. Charging documents allege Rhoades and two others got out of a green Ford Taurus in the area of South Tower Avenue and Cherry Street and approached three young men and that Rhoades identified himself as LVL, asking the trio if they were rival “Nortenos”.  The victim, Dustin McLean, told police he replied “no” and then held his head while Rhoades and Rhoades’ friends kicked him in the head, according to charging documents. McLean also said Rhoades used the closed knife like brass knuckles to punch him in the face several times, charging documents allege. One of the young men, Caleb Capo, said when he jumped in to defend his friend, that 24-year-old Ashley Huner punched him twice, charging documents state. Police subsequently found and detained Rhoades, Huner, and 25-year-old  Michael J. Daily. A knife and two cell phones were found in Huner’s jacket pocket, but she said the coat belonged to Rhoades, according to the documents. Rhoades told police he was the one who got jumped, after three young men rushed his car. Rhoades, Daily and McLean all had facial injuries, police stated. This morning, a trial date for Rhoades was scheduled for the week of March 25 in Lewis County Superior Court.

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Joshua Rhoades, right, tells Judge James Lawler he is not guilty today in Lewis County Superior Court.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Updated at 1:09 p.m.

LOOKING FOR A BEDTIME SNACK?

• A deputy was called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday to a home in Onalaska after a 28-year-old man walked into a stranger’s residence, strolled past the couple who live there and went into their kitchen. The husband escorted the man back outside where he waited for the deputy, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened at the 3000 block of Centralia-Alpha Road, according to the sheriff’s office. The intruder, who appeared to be under the influence of something, gave various names and was finally identified as Matthew E. Eastman, a homeless person who lives in the Chehalis area, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The couple did not want to press any charges, but Eastman was arrested and booked for making a false statement to a public servant, Brown said.

DRILL ASSAULT SUSPECT FOUND, ARRESTED

• An Ashford man wanted for allegedly assaulted his roommate with a cordless drill was arrested yesterday when he returned to his home. Deputies were looking for him after they were called Monday night and told he beat his 27-year-old female roommate with a steel bar, threw firewood at her head and held a power drill to her throat as she shielded her 4-year-old daughter. Robert C. Sliger, 55, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

JUVENILE ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called just after 1 a.m. today to Greenhill School regarding a felony assault. Further details were not readily available.

BUSINESS BURGLARIZED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 4:15 a.m. today about a burglary on Northwest Prindle Street. Someone had broken a window to get inside a business but some of the missing items were found in the bushes nearby, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Recovered was a vacuum cleaner, a hand truck, a radio and  mechanic’s “creeper”, Officer Linda Bailey said. The break-in is under investigation.

MECHANICS TOOLS MISSING IN CHEHALIS

• A deputy was called about noon yesterday to a “mechanic’s facility” on the 100 block of Ribelin Road in Chehalis where almost $2,200 worth of Matco, Craftsman and another brand of professional tools were missing from a large rolling tool box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, a 27-year-old man from Chehalis, said it occurred sometime since the previous day, according to the sheriff’s office.

SHOP BURGLARIZED IN VADER

• A 57-year-old Vader man called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report a guitar, a spotting scope and two bows were missing from his shop on the 800 block of State Route 506 in Vader. The theft occurred sometime during the previous five days, a deputy was told.

GARAGE BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police arrested a 19-year-old Centralia resident yesterday in connection with a burglary to a garage discovered Monday at the 3000 block of Russell Road. Police say Dustin Z. Nickols at first blamed someone else but then admitted stealing the firearm reloading gear and selling it. The property was recovered and returned to its owner and Nickols was booked into the Lewis County Jail for theft, trafficking in stolen property and malicious prosecution, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MISSING

• A trumpet was reported stolen from the band room at Washington Elementary School in Centralia on Monday.

BOTCHED DINE AND DASH

• Chehalis police were called to Denny’s restaurant on Southwest Interstate Avenue just before 4 p.m. yesterday regarding a complaint a customer had left without paying for her meal, and had forgotten her driver’s license. The business wanted police to know what happened but chose not to pursue it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CHILD FOUND ALONE IN BANK

• Police were called to the 2000 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue in Chehalis at 2 p.m. on Monday where a 6-year-old boy in the bank’s lobby said his mother drove away without him. It was only minutes before the mother showed back up, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “It seems like somebody just lost track of their world,” detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. “She turned around and came back to the credit union.”

SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR CALL

• Chehalis police were called just after 6 p.m. Monday about a male sitting in the street and barking at a trash can. The caller said the skinny, bald individual appeared to be under the influence of something, according to police. An officer checking the area of South Market Boulevard and 18th Street couldn’t locate the subject, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

PROWLING AROUND VEHICLES

• Someone rummaged through an unlocked vehicle parked at the 400 block of Northeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Monday morning.

• A police officer was called about 3 p.m. on Monday to the 300 block of  Northeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis where someone had entered a vehicle and gone through items in it, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There may have been some change missing, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

• Chehalis police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart about 10:30 p.m. on Monday where a subject was watching what appeared to be someone trying to break into a truck. An officer contacted a 53-year-old Centralia man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant related to a driving offense in Whatcom County, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Gary D. Newton was booked into the Lewis County Jail, for the warrant, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Police were called Monday morning the Centralia Outlet Mall where someone had spray painted light blue apparent gang graffiti on the side of the Gymboree store.

DRYER FIRE

• A fire at a home Monday afternoon on Third Street in Chehalis appeared to be caused by something electrical, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Crews called about 2:25 p.m. found the resident was using a clothes dryer when flames started near the outlet. They used a dry-chemical extinguisher to stop it, Chief Kelvin Johnson said. The damage was estimated at about $1,000, he said.

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Monday, February 4th, 2013

WHY WON’T MY KEY WORK IN THAT LOCK?

• Morton police responding to a reported attempted break-in about 3 a.m. on Saturday found an intoxicated 23-year-old trying to get inside the wrong house. Residents at the home on the 100 block of Collar Avenue called 911 as someone was trying to get in through a sliding glass door, according to the Morton Police Department. An officer arriving there detained Andrew G. Alexander, cited him for breach of public peace and then he was returned to his own home, according to police.

THEFTS OF TOOLS AND STUFF

• A deputy called yesterday morning to the 100 block of Oyler Way in Ethel learned from an 85-year-old woman that someone had gotten into her barn sometime since the day before and left with a chainsaw, a drill and a welder, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Someone broke into a storage building at the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 south of Chehalis and stole numerous tools including a leak detector sometime between Thursday and Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss to Gateway RV and Marine is initially estimated at $2,500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called on Saturday to a vacant home on the 6800 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Morton was told someone entered a detached garage sometime sine Dec. 12 and stole an electrical box and about 180 feet of copper wire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• An individual called police about 8:40 a.m. on Saturday when their red 1994 Honda Accord came up missing fromm the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street in Chehalis.

• A red 1953 Kiser military six-wheel drive truck with a 1,700-gallon water tank vanished from where it had been parked for sale at the 1500 block of Bishop Road outside Chehalis, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. It was last seen on Jan. 25 and was gone the following day, Chief Civil Deputy Brown said. It is valued at $4,500, Brown said.

FIREARM MISSING

• A shopper at Sunbirds on the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis returned to his truck to find damage to the door lock and his .45 caliber handgun missing just after 4 p.m. yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BEER STOLEN

• A customer who appeared to be about 18 or 19 years old walked out of a Randle store with an 18-pack of Budweiser beer without paying for it on Saturday night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called after the approximately 7:30 p.m. incident at J and L Country Market was told a 16-year-old boy had been eyeing the same 18-pack just a few minutes prior.

DRUGS FOUND

• An officer was called to a tanning salon on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis yesterday afternoon when a a baggie of methamphetamine was found in one of the rooms. It was taken for destruction, Chehalis Police Department detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday after someone threw a rock through a window at the 1100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia.

UNRULY DUI

• A 57-year-old man pulled over about 8:40 p.m. on Friday on Southeast First Street in Winlock reportedly resisted arrest and was subsequently taken into custody for driving under the influence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Edward R. Turula, of Winlock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail after he was detained by both a deputy and a Winlock police officer, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECKS

• An 80-year-old Curtis resident escaped serious injury when he crashed his pickup truck on the 500 block of Wildwood Road yesterday. A deputy arriving around 11:20 a.m. learned the driver had been northbound when his Dodge Ram went into the ditch and then struck a tree, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck was severely damaged, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 45-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence when he rolled and wrecked his pickup truck Friday night on Pleasant Valley Road near Highway 603 southwest of Napavine. A deputy arriving just before 8 p.m. arrested and booked Erik W. West into the Lewis County Jail, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was reportedly uninjured.

• A 58-year-old Onalaska driver reportedly was uninjured when he tried to avoid an animal and ran in to a ditch, clipped a utility pole and took out several wooden fence posts on Friday afternoon at the 200 block of Gish Road in Onalaska. His 2010 Nissan Altima however was totaled, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CHAIR CATCHES FIRE

• Firefighters called about 9:15 p.m. on Friday to a home on the 200 block of Southwest James Street in Chehalis about a burning chair inside a 13-year-old boy’s bedroom found the chair had been pulled out of the home and doused with water. The youngster had been using a lighter to burn threads from his jeans, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. There was no damage to the bedroom and firefighters installed a smoke detector in the home, according to the fire department.

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

FULL MOON OVER SOUTH PEARL STREET

• A 49-year-old Centralia woman was at the Bank of America on the 100 block of South Pearl Street around 10 a.m. on Friday when she allegedly threatened to blow it up with a bomb, according to police. She didn’t possess any explosives but police said it scared employees and other customers so she was arrested for felony harassment. Sherry L. McPherson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police contacting a 22-year-old individual who refused to leave a business at closing time on Friday night at the 200 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia say the person became combative and kicked an officer. Kiela D. Current, a Centralia resident, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police arrested a 24-year-old Centralia woman at mid-day on Friday for allegedly shoplifting at a business on the 200 block of South Pearl Street. Samantha L. Brooks was booked into the Lewis County Jail. An officer called about two hours later again to the 200 block of South Pearl Street contacted a 39-year-old Chehalis man for alleged shoplifting. Thomas D. Lininger was arrested and then released, according to police.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• Police were called about noon on Friday to Courtland Street regarding a boy who allegedly assaulted his mother by choking her. The boy was arrested for second-degree assault and taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BUNCH OF ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES

• Police got reports of attempted break-ins to businesses in the area of the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue on Friday morning, with damage to the doors. One building was entered but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday regarding graffiti on a fence at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue.

VEHICLE ROLLS OVER EMBANKMENT

• A 51-year-old Morton woman was hospitalized after her pickup truck hit a patch of ice on state Route 7, slid off a steep embankment and rolled early yesterday morning. Troopers called just after 1 a.m. to the scene just north of town found the 1989 Toyota on its driver’s side, according to the Washington State Patrol. Mindy L. Woore was transported to Morton General Hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the state patrol. The truck was described as totaled. The trooper noted she was driving too fast.

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Friday, February 1st, 2013

POLICE: TEENAGER JUMPED IN GANG-RELATED INCIDENT

• Centralia police called about 11 p.m. yesterday to a fight at South Tower Avenue and Cherry Street arrested two men who allegedly beat up a 17-year-old boy who was knocked unconscious in what police called a gang-related incident. The boy, from Centralia, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham. Police say the boy and two other young men were walking down the street when a vehicle pulled over and the driver got out to ask the boy if he was a gang member or not. When the boy replied no, the driver asked if the boy knew who he was and then told him, “Spooker Josh LVL,” according to the Centralia Police Department. Denham said Joshua Rhoades had a closed knife in his hand when he punched the boy and once they fell to the ground, another male from the vehicle began punching and kicking the boy. The victim’s two friends managed to repel the attackers, police were told, who jumped back in their car and left. Arriving officers arrested Rhoades, 32, for second-degree assault and Michael J. Daily, 25, for third-degree assault, according to police. Both are Centralia residents. Rhoades told police he was the victim in the situation, Denham said. Denham said the teenager didn’t want to go to the hospital, but officers talked him into it because he had been knocked out. The role of the men’s female companion was part of an ongoing investigation today, Denham said.

WHISKEY THURSDAY AT SHOP N KART

• A 34-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting two bottles of whiskey, some Visine and also flour tortillas from Shop ‘N Kart yesterday. Police called just after 1 p.m. to the grocery on the 2100 block of North National Avenue booked Christina R. Harris, of Tumwater, into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• And an officer was called back just before 3 p.m. after a customer walked out of Shop ‘N Kart with an unpaid for bottle of whiskey and began drinking it in the parking lot. Matthew E. Eastman was arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PRESCRIPTION MIX UP?

• Chehalis police were called about 5:45 p.m. yesterday about the possible theft of narcotics from the pharmacy at Safeway. An individual said they only got half the number of pills in their Hydrocodone prescription, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The incident was being investigated, according to police.

VIDEO CAMERAS STOLEN BUT IMAGES REMAIN

• A deputy was called about 5:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at the 200 block of Hamilton Road North in which someone moved a forklift but got it stuck in some mud and entered several trailers and sheds before leaving with a pump, a seven-drawer Craftsman tool box – with tools – and surveillance cameras. The video images will be reviewed to look for suspects, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BULLDOZER AMONG MISSING ITEMS

• A deputy called Wednesday to property on the 300 block of Beck Road in Onalaska learned that several items had gone missing since last Friday including a box van, a bulldozer and an asphalt roller. A caretaker of the property had arrived to find someone there with a flatbed trailer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DIAMONDS, RUBIES AND MORE MISSING

• A 58-year-old woman reported a theft yesterday of about $2,000 worth of jewelry from her home on the 400 block of U.S. Highway 12 outside Chehalis. A deputy was told that among the items that disappeared sometime since Dec. 31 were a 1972 Toledo class ring with the initials MB, a  gold ring with an rectangle aquamarine stone, a diamond and ruby ring and a solitaire diamond ring, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

LAUNDRY ROOM HEIST

• A washing machine was stolen from a laundry room on the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 12:30 p.m. yesterday. It was a coin operated machine, the theft of which was caught on camera, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BARN BREAK-IN

• Someone stole 200 feet of copper welding wire from a barn on the 300 block of Hamilton Road outside Chehalis, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. A deputy called to the property learned it occurred sometime between Wednesday and yesterday and appeared to have involved an individual on a bicycle who was accompanied by a vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR PROWL

• Someone broke out the back window of a vehicle and stole tools and a stereo on the 1000 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8:25 a.m. yesterday.

HELMET LIFTED FROM BIKE

• Centralia police were called at 1:30 a.m. today by an individual who said his helmet was stolen from his motorcycle while he was in a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

STREET DEPARTMENT WOES ON PROSPECT

• Chehalis police were called again yesterday morning to Southeast Prospect Street where someone had spray painted two speed limit signs orange and white as well as painted a stop sign white.

INMATE SMASHES VIDEO SCREEN WITH HEAD

• A 35-year-old inmate at the Lewis County Jail was “arrested” after he reportedly shattered the screen on a video visitation monitor on Wednesday. A deputy advised of the damage by jail staff viewed the images that showed Nicholas F. Leroux hitting his head on the screen, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The offense is third-degree malicious mischief. The damage is $800, according to the sheriff’s office.

OUT-OF-CONTROL DOG BITES THREE

• Centralia police say a dog had to be Tased yesterday morning to get it secured after it attacked another dog, bit the victim dog’s owner and attacked a cat. it happened on the 1500 block of Lewis Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CHIMNEY FLAMES UP

• Crews were called just before 7 p.m. yesterday to a chimney fire on a home at Southwest 18th Street at Ruzicka Drive in Chehalis. “We put a chimney nozzle down there, put the fire out and went inside to make sure it didn’t extend into the attic,” Chehalis Fire Department Firefighter Jay Birley said. It didn’t, Birley said. The damage was minimal, he said.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

FIREFIGHTERS DOUSE FLAMES INSIDE VACANT APARTMENT

• Nobody was injured when a fire broke out last night in a vacant upstairs apartment in Centralia. Firefighters called just before 9:30 p.m. to the complex on Virginia Drive just off North Pearl Street found smoke coming out the front and back windows, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The building has six units but other residents had gotten themselves outside, according to Assistant Chief Mike Kytta. It appears to have been a malfunctioning baseboard heater, Kytta said. The damage was primarily to the wall, the heater and the nearby carpet, he said.

OFFICERS FIND WANTED MAN HIDING IN HIDE-A-BED

• Police arrested three people when they found a man wanted on a warrant attempting to conceal himself in a hide-a-bed at the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia yesterday. Officers went to Dominic L. Combs’ trailer home in the Pepper Tree RV Park with information he was there just before 4 p.m., according to police. A man and woman told officers Combs was not inside but he was subsequently found with items piled on top of him on his bed, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Found under the bed were prescription drugs not prescribed to Combs so he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of those and his warrant, Denham said. Booked for rendering criminal assistance were Ashley M. Williams, 24, of Rochester and Joseph L. Nickols, 30, a local homeless person, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT PACKWOOD

• A deputy took a report yesterday from a man who takes care of another individuals’ horses at the 100 block of Timberline Drive in Packwood that sometime over the weekend someone got into a shed and stole a lantern, an emergency radio, waders and a half tank of gas from a van, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police yesterday were investigating a possible fraud involve someone making transactions on someone’s account. Further details were unavailable.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• Centralia police took a report about 11 p.m. yesterday from an individual at the 1100 block of West First Street who said someone stole his wallet while he was playing dodge ball.

THEFT CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 1200 block of Bishop Road. Further details were unavailable.

UNRULY SUBJECTS

• A pair of Castle Rock residents were arrested late yesterday afternoon for fighting in public at the 1500 block of Lum Road in centralia. Matthew S. Brown. 25, and Shane A. Ibarra, 30, were both then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. Brown was additionally cited for resisting arrest, according to police.

• A 35-year-old Bellevue man was arrested just after noon yesterday at Woodland Avenue and Hunt Street for obstructing a peace officer, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MARIJUANA FOUND AT HIGH SCHOOL

• Chehalis police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to W.F. West High School about a student with suspected marijuana. The officer spoke to the 17-year-old girl and confiscated the material so it could sent to a drug lab to be tested, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A Centralia police officer responded just after 3 p.m. yesterday about a building tagged with graffiti on the 400 block of North Gold Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.