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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Updated at 4:24 p.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD FIGHT

• Police called about 9:20 p.m. yesterday to a dispute between neighbors at the 600 block of J Street in Centralia ended up arresting a 55-year-old man for harassment. James M. Wofford was upset about noise keeping him up and other issues, according to police. There was a scuffle, and Wofford allegedly threatened to kill the neighbor and burn down his house, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham. “Both claimed the other threatened the other one,” Denham said. Wofford was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was to be released from the jail without charges.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called just after 9 a.m. yesterday to the 2700 block of Colonial Drive regarding the theft of approximately $300 from a resident’s lock box.

TRESPASSING

• Centralia police responded about 3 p.m. yesterday to a vacant residence on the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue where evidence was found someone had been inside. They left a pop bottle behind, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for other disputes, other misdemeanor theft, possible drug overdose, minor injury or non-injury collisions; complaints about barking dogs, wandering dogs … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

COLLISIONS

• A 58-year-old Centralia man escaped serious injury when his motorcycle struck a deer overnight on Kresky Avenue in Chehalis. He was wearing a helmet and was taken to the hospital by a family member, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. It happened just after midnight near Scott Johnson Road.

• Police and aid responded about 7 a.m. today to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at Harrison Avenue and East High Street. Those involved indicated they did not wish to file a police report or go to the hospital, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called to the 700 block of South Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon regarding the theft sometime during the previous week of a flat screen television.

• Centralia police took a report about 6 p.m. yesterday from the 1000 block of South Gold Street in Centralia regarding the theft of 10 gallons of gasoline from a rental truck.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a cell phone from a vehicle at the 1600 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

BURNING CAR

• Firefighters were called to a fully involved vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis yesterday evening. The flames were extinguished, no one was hurt, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

BURNING GRASS

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 9 p.m. yesterday to a grass fire near Southeast First Street and Adams Avenue. A passerby tried to extinguish  it and firefighters put water on it. A spent firework was found in the approximately three-foot by five-foot burned area, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

KEEP COOL

• Lewis County Fire District 6 is inviting the public once again to hang out at their Jackson Highway station during the heat today. The “cooling station” will be open from noon until 4 p.m., according to Firefighter Mike Goodwillie.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, graffiti, fender benders, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, request to check on the welfare of an individual … and more.

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Updated

ARGUMENT ENDS WITH ONY-AREA MAN RUN OVER

• A 50-year-old Silver Creek man was arrested after he allegedly intentional ran over an individual at a residence he was visiting at the 400 block of Gore Road in Onalaska  last night. It began with an argument between the resident and the visitor, Brian S. Baimbridge, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said a deputy responding about 8:45 p.m. was told the 51-year-old resident came at Baimbridge with a stick and Baimbridge sped down the driveway, turned around and drove back toward the man. The victim wasn’t able to get out of the way of the Land Rover, according Aust. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and “remarkably” escaped with only scrapes, Aust said. Baimbridge  was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

FIREARM THEFT

• Someone forcibly entered a residence on the 2600 block of Graf Road outside Centralia overt the weekend and stole a 38 caliber revolver and miscellaneous coins, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home was told it happened sometime between noon on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $500.

THEFT FROM BOAT

• A deputy was called to Taidnapam Park south of Glenoma on Saturday after the discovery more than $4,000 worth of fishing gear was stolen off a boat. Missing is a Lowrance brand fish finder and five Denali fishing rods, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened between 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 o’clock the following morning, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

MORE THEFT

• A portable wheelchair ramp and two ladders were stolen fro property on the 600 block of Evans Road near Toledo. A deputy called yesterday was told it happened sometime sine Thursday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is nearly $2,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A White brand gray with burgundy trim riding lawn mower was reported missing from the 100 block of Mineral Creek Road on Friday afternoon, the Lewis County Sheriff’s office reported this morning. It had no motor, according to the sheriff’s office. It was taken sometime after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

GENERAL UNRULINESS

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 4:30 a.m. today after he allegedly pushed a hospital staff member who was attempting to discharge him, according to police Officers called to Providence Centralia Hospital on the 900 block of South Schueber Road booked Trygve J. Nelson into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nelson had been cited by police earlier for numerous alleged offenses after he was contacted by an officer on the 1300 block of North Pearl Street on his scooter and became aggressive and refused to cooperate, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Jeffrey D. Jacob, 49, of Chehalis, was arrested for disorderly conduct at the Twin City Town Center after an incident an officer termed “road rage.” Police called about 3:45 p.m. on Friday to the 1400 block of Louisiana Avenue  were told Jacob’s vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle which had stopped at  stop sign and he began yelling, screaming and honking his horn and frightening the other driver, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 30-year-old Idaho man was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct after police were called on Saturday afternoon to Stan Hedwall Park on Rice Road. An officer was told a man at the swimming hole asked Allan M. Carroll to please ask his children to stop cussing at the other children and Carroll let loose with a barrage of abusive language, telling the other man he should leave the area, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The first man felt threatened, Sgt. Gary WIlson said. “Hot weather and alcohol causes people to lose their minds sometimes,” Wilson said.

NUMEROUS RESPONSES FOR ANIMALS INSIDE HOT CARS

• Chehalis police were called at least five times about dogs left in hot vehicles in parking lots over the weekend. No citations were issued as none of the animals was in distress when officers arrived, but each was “educated” about the dangers of their actions, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CHILD AIRLIFTED WITH INJURIES FROM TV

• A 5-year-old boy was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after an apparent accident in a home on the 300 block of South Street in Centralia yesterday. Firefighters called just before 8 a.m. learned the child may have pulled on old-fashioned television onto himself, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

WRECKS

• A motorcyclist escaped serious injury when he struck a deer on U.S. Highway 12 near Ethel yesterday afternoon. Firefighters called to milepost 71 said the victim suffered some “road rash” but he got up and declined a trip to the hospital. The deer wasn’t so lucky, according to Lewis County Fire District 8.

• Two people were hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck on Saturday in which their car ran off state Route 7 north of Morton and struck a sign. Troopers called just before noon to the scene about five miles north of Morton are investigating the collision, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver, Terry A. Stapleton, 49, of Roy, was reportedly uninjured. His 1996 Ford Taurus was totaled, according to the state patrol. Transported to Morton General Hospital were passengers Henry A. Sadowski, 26, of Roy, and Marina M. Stapleton, 19, of Puyallup, the state patrol reported.

ATTEMPTED ARSON SUSPECTED IN CHEHALIS BREAK-IN

• Chehalis police are looking for information from the public regarding a burglary in mid June in which appears to have included an attempted arson. Officers called about 6:25 a.m. on June 15 to a residence on the 100 block of Southwest Ninth Street smelled gasoline and found matches, maybe somebody trying to cover their tracks, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said  today. Nothing was actually ignited, Wilson said. A window had been broken out and missing were two televisions, one of which was a Panasonic 46-inch plasma TV, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $2,000. Lewis County Crime Stoppers is seeking tips. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for violation of a protection order, collisions, suspicious circumstances, alarms, threats or attempts of suicide, misdemeanor theft, various disputes; complaints of loud music, prank phone calls … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

WRECK

• A pair of 22-year-olds from Olympia were injured when a motorcycle ended up in a creek at the “S” curves on North Gold Street in Centralia yesterday. Police responding about 6 p.m. concluded excessive speed was a factor in the wreck. The male and female patients were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, responders said. Both were wearing helmets.

DRUGS

• A 37-year-old man stopped for riding a bicycle without a headlight in Centralia overnight was found to have warrants for his arrest and when he was detained, baggies of suspected meth fell from his hand, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened about 4:30 a.m. near Jefferson and South Pearl streets, according to police. Makia D. Adams was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 2 o’clock this morning regarding an individual stealing beer from a convenience store on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue.

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of East Van Buren Street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday about wiring being ripped from the walls of building. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Updated at 10:12 p.m.

ONE HURT IN HIGH-SPEED COLLISION WITH DEER ON STATE ROUTE 505

• A 55-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized last night after he struck a deer southeast of Toledo, was tossed onto the ground and slid some 50 feet along the pavement. Troopers and aid responded about 9:20 p.m. to the scene, along state Route 505 near Merchant Road. The bike was big, the deer was small and the speed limit there is 55 mph, according to Lewis County Fire District 2 Chief Grant Wiltbank. The chief said the touring-type motorcycle continued nearly another 100 feet past the rider. “He was wearing modern and fairly heavy duty riding clothes,” Wiltbank said. “If he’d have been wearing just Levi jeans or something, he’d have been pretty torn up with all that.” Thomas I. Newland, 55, from San Francisco, was headed north, and a passing physician had stopped to wait with him for the fire department, according to responders. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, the chief said. The 2012 BMW sustained significant damage. The deer was killed upon impact. No citation is expected, but the Washington State Patrol blamed inattention.

ONE HURT IN WRECK WITH FREEWAY SIGN

• One person was injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 5 north of Centralia yesterday morning. Troopers called about 5:15 a.m. reported a 21-year-old woman from Kent was traveling northbound near the county line when her Saturn station wagon left the roadway to the right, struck a sign and rolled. The driver Lisa M. Wilkins was reportedly uninjured but her passenger, Brianna P. Chandler, 23, from Snoqualmie, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. The state patrol blamed driver inattention for the wreck.

GUN STOLEN IN BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called just after noon yesterday to an office which had been broken in to at the 400 block of West Main Street. Taken was a camera and 25 caliber pistol, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SCARY GUY WITH BIKE

• Police were called to a north Centralia neighborhood about 3:30 p.m. yesterday where a 13-year-old boy said as he rode his bike down Oxford Avenue past an abandoned house, a guy with a bike reached out and grabbed towards him. The youngster told police as he pedaled away, he noticed the guy behind him, although not chasing after him, according to the Centralia Police Department. The subject wasn’t located and at this point, it appears less like an attempted abduction and more like someone trying to scare a kid, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

VISITOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY PULLING WOMAN INTO BEDROOM

• A 22-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday for unlawful imprisonment for an incident that occurred early last week when he was a guest in a home on the 200 block of Howe Road East near Toledo. A detective was told when it was reported the following day that Rupp W. Freece was intoxicated and dragged the 61-year-old female resident down a hallway into a bedroom, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She screamed, he let go of her and other members of the household made him leave, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarms, fender benders, graffiti on a fence, bicycle theft, misbehaving dogs … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Updated at 5:59 p.m.

STOLEN GAME

• Centralia police took a report about 6:25 p.m. yesterday that an Xbox was missing from a home on the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road.

PHONY $1 BILLS TURN UP

• Police were called to the 500 block of North Pearl Street yesterday when two counterfeit $1 bills were found as a customer attempted to pay their city light bill. The customer finished paying with real money and the fake cash was taken by the police department.

VANDALISM

• Someone spray painted a couple of parked cars along the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:15 a.m. today.

• Centralia police were called about 11:10 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue where someone had spray painted graffiti on the roof of a building. It was fairly multi-colored and less gang like than “artsy,” according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 6:45 a.m. today to the 1000 block of E Street where someone had rummaged through a car. It wasn’t immediately clear if anything was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The two men charged in the beating and stun gun assault of a 32-year-old Chehalis man who thought he was with them to buy drugs pleaded not guilty today to intimidating a witness, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and harassment. Joseph M. Hanks, 30, of Rochester, and Elijah M. Garibay, 25, from Elma, remain held in the Lewis County Jail following the June 18 incident outside the Peppertree Motel on Alder Street in Centralia. They appeared before a judge this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. Their trial was set for the week of August 12.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drunken driving; responses for alarms, misdemeanor domestic assault, fender bender, skateboard stolen from a playground; complaints about barking dogs, panhandlers … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Updated at 1:28 p.m.

WOMAN STRIKES MAN WITH PIECE OF WOOD

• A 34-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for second-degree assault yesterday after she allegedly hit her boyfriend with a board. Officers responding about 1:50 p.m. to the 1400 block of Johnson Road booked Jennifer L. Leard into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. The man’s injuries were minor, according to police.

NEPHEW THREATENS VIOLENCE

• Centralia police arrested a 25-year-old man for second-degree robbery after he allegedly threatened to hit his uncle unless he gave him money. Officers responding to the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road at about noon on Monday arrested David L. Reser-Edwards, of Centralia, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was released from jail yesterday without charges pending further investigation.

DISPUTE FINDS ITS WAY INTO CHEHALIS BUSINESS

• Chehalis police yesterday were still trying to sort out a commotion from the day before when a man chased a woman in a pink bathrobe into Ace Hardware on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard. An arriving officer got different versions of what had preceded the incident, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The woman said she had been inside the vehicle when the man pulled her hair but also said they had been at a bank together and she grabbed a check from his hand and ran, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said.

TV TAKEN IN BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called to the 100 block of Northeast Division Street yesterday evening after a woman returned home and found someone had broken into her apartment and stole a 32-inch television. The door had been pushed in, according to police. It happened sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

RV BREAK-IN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday that someone broke into a travel trailer on the 100 block of Salem Plant Road in Silver Creek and stole a cast iron griddle, a television and a portable fire pit. It happened sometime between the evening of June 8 and Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

MISSING CAR

• A silver 1991 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 1800 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the Centralia Police Department. It’s license plate reads 109ZUL, according to police.

WRECK

• A 39-year-old motorist was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly struck a car causing it major damage yesterday afternoon at the 1300 block of Bishop Road near Interstate Avenue in Chehalis. A deputy responding abut 3 p.m. noted all injuries were minor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher E. Thayer, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked in to the Lewis County Jail. He also had a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office.

HEADS UP TO POLICE

• Chehalis police took a call from an individual yesterday on the 700 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue who said he was going to sit up with a pistol overnight in his backyard because people had been prowling around in the area in recent nights, and he just wanted officers to be aware. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he didn’t yet know specifics of the police contact with the man, but he doesn’t recommend anyone sit up with a loaded firearm and wait for someone passing by. His advice is call 911 if and when something suspicious occurs, he said.

MISSING VEHICLE FOUND UNDER WATER

• An SUV stolen from the park and ride lot in Chehalis in early March 2003 GMC Yukon Denali turned up in an old rock quarry pond in Rochester, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Ray Brady said yesterday the 2003 GMC Yukon Denali was discovered over the weekend by some boys who were kayaking in the pond off 196th Avenue Southwest. A dive team and a tow company on Monday recovered the SUV, which seemed to have been ditched there intentionally, according to Brady. The sergeant said it had obviously been in the water for some time.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with a suspended license; responses for alarms, disorderly subject, fender benders, other misdemeanor thefts, a citizen worried about a man living in his truck with his 5-month-old baby which appeared to have a skin condition, was wearing clothing that didn’t fit and was drinking only powdered milk – a Chehalis officer who responded found the child was clean, healthy and being taken care of, so no further action on the part of police was necessary, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson … and more.

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An abandoned Yukon Denali is pulled from a pond in Rochester. / Courtesy photo by Grant’s Towing

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, June 24th, 2013

POLICE: BIKE-JACKER CAUGHT

• Centralia police arrested the 34-year-old driver of a car that nearly ran into a building yesterday and allegedly briefly stole a bicycle from an individual who stopped to help, in an attempt to flee the scene. It happened about 6:50 p.m. at the the 800 block of Vienna Street. Responding officers detained Sergio Paramo-Rangel, 34 of Centralia, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for attempted second-degree robbery, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say they believe Paramo-Rangel was intoxicated when he went through a stop sign and ran into the concrete step in front of the north door of the old Logan School. Thirty-one-year-old Christian G. Delossantos, 31 of Centralia, was arrested about 20 minutes later in connection with the same general location for a warrant, although it’s not clear if his situation was related. Further details were not readily available.

TRESPASSERS EVADE POLICE, BRIEFLY

• Centralia police responded to a vacant residence on the 1300 block of North Pearl Street about 11:30 a.m. yesterday and sent in a police dog when two individuals wouldn’t come out. Police say Michael E. Bieker, 27,  and Kathryn R. Daily, 28, both of Centralia, were hiding in the attic. Bieker was bit on the arm, according to police. The pair reportedly escaped out a trap door into the kitchen but were then detained. Both were arrested and booked into the Lewis County jail for trespass and obstructing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. yesterday, someone stole a 2002 Honda Civic from where it was parked on the 100 block of Sommerville Road near Napavine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 400 block of West Magnolia Street regarding unspecified items which had been stolen from the home over the previous “couple months.” Further details were not readily available.

• A 12-ton hydraulic jack and a chainsaw were stolen from a barn on the 100 block of Naylor Road near Mossyrock, according to a report taken by a deputy on Friday. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning it happened between 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and 6:30 a.m. on Friday.

• Chehalis police were called to the 900 block of Southwest 21st Avenue about missing pain pills as well as some jewelry and some money on Friday morning.

• Police were called to the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis about the apparent theft of mail by the victim who said someone returned a piece of missing mail to him on Friday morning.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke several windows out of a Dodge Durango parked in its driveway on the 5400 block block of Jackson Highway outside Toledo sometime between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported today.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrest for driving under the influence; responses for family dispute, alarms, fender benders … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Updated at 3:13 p.m.

BAR FIGHT NIGHT IN CENTRALIA

• Two men were checked by medics and one of them taken to the hospital after a fight last night at the Hub Tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Police said an unknown bar patron assaulted the pair around midnight. Police responded regarding two women getting in a fight in front of a drinking establishment in the same area, according to the Centralia Police Department. The investigations are ongoing, according to police.

MISSING MONEY

• Police were summoned yesterday to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia to investigate the theft of a large amount of cash. They have a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF GARDEN IMPLEMENT

• A machete was reported stolen from the 1400 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia on Friday. It wasn’t the same one wielded by a pedestrian the day before along North Pearl Street, according to police.

GRAVEL TOSSER AT LARGE

• Centralia police were called about 12:25 p.m. yesterday when an individual said they were struck in the face by a rock thrown by someone in a passing Jeep at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The victim was not injured, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke a window at Centralia City Hall, according to a report taken by police on Friday morning.

WRECKS

• A 45-year-old man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after an ATV accident off the 1700 block of Bunker Creek Road west of Centralia yesterday afternoon. Firefighters called for an airlift because of possible internal injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

• A Chehalis woman was one of two people airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle last night after their motorcycle was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 101 in Quilcene north of Hood Canal. Troopers called just before 8 p.m. concluded the southbound Harley Davidson was struck in the side when a Geo Prism parked on the shoulder pulled into traffic to make an improper U-turn, according to the Washington State Patrol. Hospitalized was Shalina R. McDonald, 33, and the motorcycle’s driver Christopher S. Lofer, 41, of Yelm, according to the state patrol.

NEW FACES PATROLLING LOCAL HIGHWAYS

• Five new troopers have joined the state patrol detachments in Lewis County following their graduation from the Washington State Patrol Academy. They were among 27 individuals sworn in earlier this month after completing 1,000 hours of training, according to Sgt. Freddy Williams. The top shooter in the class, Ezra N. Andersen, from Vancouver, was assigned to work out of Chehalis. Torson A. Iverson, from Elma, who finished with the highest grade point average was assigned to Chehalis as well, according to Williams. Also now working out of Chehalis are Jacob R. Brewer, from Spokane; and Ryan W. Hagreen, from Carnation, according to the state patrol. Assigned to the Morton office is James C. Johnson, from Puyallup. Patrick J. Williams, from Rochester, graduated with the same group and was assigned to work out of Bellingham, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license (including one of which involved a motorized bicycle); responses for non-injury collision, aid response for someone bitten by a bird, although the victim said it actually was a dog … and more.

FYI FROM FIREWORKS SAFETY FOLKS

• The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding the public that fireworks must be purchased from licensed retail fireworks stands for the upcoming Fourth of July and may not legally purchased over the Internet. In Washington, fireworks sales begin at noon on Friday and continue for one week, with the legal discharge period ending at 11 p.m. each night, except on Independence Day when they are allowed until midnight. Some cities in neighboring counties however have banned them altogether; including Olympia, Lacey and Woodland. Further time restrictions apply inside the city limits of Tumwater, several towns in Grays Harbor County, and they are banned or restricted in many towns in Yakima and Pierce counties. Further details about dos and don’ts for a safe and legal celebration can be found at the website of the state fire marshal.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Updated at 2:01 p.m.

MACHETE WIELDING PEDESTRIAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

• A man walking along a Centralia street swinging a machete angrily yesterday afternoon found himself at gunpoint after he menaced an approaching officer in an unmarked vehicle. It just before 4 p.m. at 1200 block of North Pearl Street, near Sixth Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say Jeremy D. Leatherman shed his sweatshirt and “flexed” while staring at the officer. A second officer pulled out a gun, Leatherman ran and dropped his machete, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. There was no explanation as to why he was carrying the garden tool, according to police. “He was spun,” Reichert said. Leatherman was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine.

BRAWL LEADS TO FRACTURED FACE BONES

• A 37-year-old client at a Chehalis drug and alcohol treatment center was arrested for second-degree assault yesterday for allegedly breaking bones in a fellow resident’s face during a fight the night before. An officer called to American Behavioral Health on the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue learned the 46-year-old victim had been taken to the hospital. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Billy Joe King, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He is to be be released without charge pending further investigation.

OFFICERS, K-9, TRACK ASSAULT SUSPECT THROUGH “JUNGLE”

• A second person was arrested yesterday for an assault after he was spotted off “Jungle Road” in Centralia and took off running. At about 2:45 p.m. an officer tried to contact some individuals walking in the railroad right away that begins near East Maple Street and after he suspected one who fled was a wanted person, summoned other officers to “set up a perimeter,” according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. A police dog found 22-year-old Billy J. Bartlett hiding in some brush farther north, according to police. Bartlett, a Centralia resident, was taken to be treated for puncture wounds to his thigh and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Reichert said. The assault of a male occurred early Tuesday morning in the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue. Damen J. Kroll, 24, Chehalis, was arrested earlier this week for the same incident.

STOLEN FIREARM

• A Chehalis resident reported yesterday someone stole his muzzle loader from under his bed sometime since Sunday. An officer was told the front door had been left unlocked by another occupant who left the home on the 1000 block of Southwest 20th Street, according to the Chehalis Police Department. There are no suspects, police said.

STOLEN SMOKER

• A 60-year-old man from Yelm called the sheriff’s office yesterday after discovering his Brinkmann double-burner smoker was stolen from outside his trailer at a campsite at Taidnapam Park south of Glenoma. The victim said at about 11:30 the night before he heard a small car with a loud muffler pull up and stop. The $200 smoker is green with black paint on the bottom, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke out a window and tried to kick in a door at the Centralia railroad station last night. Centralia police said a male was seen doing it but no arrest was made.

• Centralia police took reports yesterday of gang-style graffiti left at the baseball field on 900 block of Johnson Road as well as on three buildings and the viaduct in the area of the 100 block of Sixth Street. They seem to be related to one another, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WINLOCK MAN STOPS HOUSE FIRE

• Firefighters were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 900 block of Northeast First Street in Winlock after a resident smelled smoke and discovered a fire burning in a storage area attached to the home. He put it out with a garden hose and the damage was minimal, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. It seemed it might have ignited from an improperly disposed of cigarette butt, Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 38-year-old Randle man was off to prison this morning for 28 years and four months to life following his sentencing this week in Lewis County Superior Court. David C. Haviland was convicted last month of five counts of rape of a child in connection with sexual assaults of a young relative over a three year period beginning when she was 13 years old. After he’s served his minimum sentence, the former longtime Hampton Mill employee will go before an indeterminate sentence review board which will decide if or when he can be released. A judge signed an order prohibiting Haviland from contact with the victim for the rest of his life. His attorney filed a notice of appeal.

TRUCK VERSUS TREE

• A 63-year-old Randle man was airlifted after he suffered severe injuries when his pickup truck ran off Centralia-Alpha Road and hit a tree yesterday afternoon. Firefighters called about 2:30 p.m. to the scene, east of Logan Hill Road outside Chehalis, had to cut a door off the vehicle to get the patient out, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. He was picked up by a helicopter at a nearby private airstrip off Hewitt Road, according to Firefighter Mike Goodwillie.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault, kid caught with marijuana pipe; responses for alarm, disorderly subjects, suspicious circumstances, rock thrown through windshield of parked vehicle, request to get rid of a panhandler, request for help with keys and baby locked inside car … and more.

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Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Updated at 12:52 p.m.

FELONY ASSAULTS

• Police responding to the 400 block of West Cherry Street about 9:40 p.m. yesterday arrested a 24-year-old woman for bringing a golf club into a domestic dispute. Kindra R. Youckton was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say Youckton had pushed her boyfriend, he slapped her and then when he was turned around “packing up stuff” she struck him across the back with the club. Twenty-five-year-old Eric Davidson was arrested for fourth-degree assault for his role in the fight, and then was released pending a court hearing, according to police. Youckton is to be released without charge pending further investigation.

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for second-degree assault after police responded to disputes in the area of the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia early Tuesday morning. The victim said he saw a male throw a female down and after he tried to intervene, he was chased and attacked. Damen J. Kroll, 24, subsequently arrested and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

• A 47-year-old Rochester man was arrested yesterday for second-degree rape in connection with a Memorial Day weekend incident at a small gathering near Adna after the bars closed in which he allegedly took advantage of a young woman who was extremely intoxicated. “She was unconscious apparently from the alcohol,” Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Steve Aust said. The 28-year-old woman had been with friends at a downtown Chehalis bar and left with three males to go to a home on Curtis Hill Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Michael T. Taylor allegedly also assaulted two others present who tried to stop him, according to the sheriff’s office. Taylor was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday.

DRUGS

• Centralia police responded to a possible fight about 3:30 a.m. today on West Maple Street near the police department and ended up arresting a 42-year-old man with a warrant who had suspected methamphetamine on him, according to the Centralia Police Department. Dale A. Drew, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

THEFT

• Chehalis police are investigating the theft of a $35,000 excavator from Chehalis Rentals on Northwest Louisiana Avenue. An officer called to the business yesterday was told a woman rented the piece of equipment for four hours but but it’s been a couple of weeks and she hasn’t yet returned it, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called to Kit Carson restaurant yesterday on Southwest Interstate Avenue following the discovery hundreds of dollars were missing from the business. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A deputy was called last night after a shed was discovered broken into at the 100 block of Mineral Creek Road in Minter. Someone forcibly entered and left with about two gallons of gasoline as well as a green plastic garden cart, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime after 7 p.m. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

COUNTERFEIT BILL

• Police were called about 6:15 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 600 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia where a customer attempted to spend a phony $100 bill. No arrest was made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to the 1200 block of Mellen Street when the owner of the vacant building discovered damage inside. The former King Solomon’s restaurant has been vandalized over time, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TODDLER FALLS FROM WINDOW

• Aid was called about 6:15 p.m. yesterday after a 2-year-old child fell out the window of an apartment on the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia. The toddler ended up being okay, but was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked out, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The 33-year-old convicted of sneaking into a Napavine bar and taking nearly $15,000 cash from its safe was sentenced yesterday to eight years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in fines and fees as well as to repay the money he stole. Lewis County Superior Court Judge James Lawler told Lonzo W. Lawson II he must make payments of at least $25 each month beginning in 60 days. Lawson was found guilty earlier this week of breaking into Frosty’s Saloon and Grill in early April and then spending most of the proceeds on partying; he gave some to two friends who he’d asked to come with him, but chickened out, according to attorneys in the case. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Shane O’Rourke said the owner should be getting back the nearly $2,500 that was recovered and then as a victim, will be first in line to receive reimbursement from Lawson’s monthly obligation.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drug cases in which no information is readily available; responses for misdemeanor theft, vehicle collisions, damage found on a vehicle’s gas cap, suspicious activity such as juveniles seen drinking alcohol … and more.

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

BAD EMPLOYEE

• A 31-year-old worker at a Centralia warehouse was arrested yesterday for allegedly punching his supervisor in the face. A deputy called to Millard Refrigerated Services at the Port of Centralia off Harrison Avenue was told Michael J. Erhardt, of Kelso, assaulted the 49-year-old Chehalis man and then left, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy subsequently contacted Erhardt and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said it is unknown what the argument was about.

BAD NEIGHBOR

• The sheriff’s office reported this morning a 54-year-old Silver Creek man was arrested for allegedly kissing his 16-year-old neighbor’s head, face and neck when he gave her a ride home. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said a deputy took a report on Saturday about that day’s incident and contacted Barry R. Engeseth on Monday to take him into custody. The girl said she got a ride from the Texaco station in Silver Creek by Engeseth because she knows him, but he stopped Ike Kinswa Park on the way and he kissed her and tried to grab her breasts before taking her home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Engeseth was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, according to Brown.

BAD DRIVERS

• Police were called when a vehicle ran into the exterior of the Centralia Women’s Center on the 1000 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia just after 7 p.m. yesterday. The damage was minor and nobody was hurt, according to police.

• The sheriff’s office is looking for an older red car, possibly a Geo Metro, that struck a 17-year-old Chehalis girl’s car last night at Highway 603 and Brown Road East outside Chehalis. A deputy called about 10:20 p.m. was told the car pulled out from a stop sign in front of the girl’s Honda Civic causing her to lose control and then struck the driver’s side of her car but left the scene, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The damage to her car was minor, according to the sheriff’s office.

BAD PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

• An explosion yesterday afternoon in the Chehalis Industrial Park included a fireball and damage to a piece of equipment but nobody was injured. Firefighters were called to Conrad Industries, a business on the 100 block of Melhart Road which recycles tires, at about 2 p.m. and found one of the workers spraying water, but there was no fire left to put out, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. They have something called a “heat cyclone” which was apparently shut down but for whatever reason built up pressure, according to Firefighter Matt Foley. The force of it broke bolts that allowed a metal lid to fly up and put a hole in the ceiling, he said. It also broke a four-inch pipe in half, he said.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 1:40 a.m. today of a vehicle prowl at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue. Stolen was a Pioneer stereo and a purse, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving under the influence, other misdemeanor assaults; responses for misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Updated at 3:16 p.m.

WINLOCK MAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER ACCIDENT WITH FIRE

• A Winlock resident in his 20s was airlifted to a Portland hospital yesterday for injuries he sustained when he apparently was attempting to ignite a burn pile using gasoline. “It flashed on him and he received burns severe enough he needed to go to a specialty burn unit,” Lewis County Fire District Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said. It happened about 3:30 p.m. at the 1500 block of King Road. The patient was taken to the elementary school to be picked up by a helicopter and taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, according to Anderson. Firefighters advise it’s never safe to use gasoline to fuel a fire, Anderson said.

CENTRALIA AREA WOMAN RUN OVER BY SMALL PICKUP TRUCK

• A woman in her late 70s was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after she was run over by her own small pickup truck west of Centralia yesterday. Firefighters called about 3:30 p.m. to the end of Lincoln Creek Road found the patient conscious and alert but because of her age and the way the incident occurred, sent her to the regional trauma center, according to Riverside Fire Authority. “She was able to get up on her own and call 911, it had rolled across her chest,” Firefighter-Paramedic Jesse Berry said.

ALCOHOL OVERDOSE

• A 16-year-old Toledo boy was hospitalized early this morning with apparent acute alcohol poisoning and his neighbor is in trouble for allegedly providing the beer he got drunk on. Deputies were called about 3:45 a.m. to the 5400 block of Jackson Highway, where the teen was so intoxicated and out-of-control his father had to hold him down, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The boy passed out and aid was called, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. An investigation found the 16-year-old had been at a neighbor’s bonfire, until his parents were called to come and get him because he was incoherent and combative, according to Brown. The case involving the 20-year-old neighbor will be referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of providing a premises for minor in possession, Brown said. The case involving the boy will be referred for a charge of minor in possession, she said.

FIGHT

• Centralia police were called overnight to the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue about a  person being assaulted by two males. The suspects fled before officers arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Brian Warren said the male victim was taken to the hospital and the investigation is ongoing so he didn’t yet have more details.

POSSIBLE BURGLARY

• A woman who lives on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis called police yesterday evening to say she suspected someone had been slipping inside her apartment while she was away and stealing food. The residence previously wasn’t secured as well as it could be, but that has been remedied, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

GAS DRIVE OFF

• Chehalis police were called to a gas station on West Main Street about 4:40 a.m. today to a report a motorist fueled up and left without paying. The loss is more than $100, according to the Chehalis Police Department

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old resident of Pacific Beach was arrested about 1 a.m. today for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after he was contacted by an officer at Southwest 18th Street and Kelly Avenue in Chehalis. Police found a baggie of suspected meth and a pipe in the pockets of Matthew L. Emery, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

THEFT

• Morton police reported they were called on Sunday to the 100 block of Collar Avenue where someone had stolen lawn ornaments – solar lights and a solar flower.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 8:20 p.m. yesterday of a window broken out of a vehicle at the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue.

• A 37-year-old Centralia area man called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report he noticed on Saturday that his handgun had disappeared from where he put it under the seat of his pickup truck. The gun is a Kel-Tec 32 semiautomatic with a seven-round magazine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Two holsters were missing as well, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He suspected the theft could have occurred sometime since June 8 at the 600 block of Dobson Court in Chehalis, his sister’s apartment where he has spent a lot of time and at least one time left a window cracked open, according to the sheriff’s office.

NOT ANIMAL ABUSE

• A call last week about suspected animal abuse at the 600 block of Westlake Avenue in Morton wasn’t what it seemed, according to police. An officer was told someone was hitting a dog on the evening of June 10, according to the Morton Police Department. The owner was hitting the dog, because it had a smaller dog in its mouth and the owner was trying to get the adult dog to drop it, according to police. The little dog was okay, according to police.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, a person behind a building talking to himself and acting strange, a registered sex offender making an inquiry as to what his restrictions might be for going to parks and public swimming pools … and more.

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Monday, June 17th, 2013

Updated at 7:11 p.m.

ANOTHER CENTRALIA RESIDENT SLEEPS THROUGH HOME BURGLARY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office was called about 1:45 p.m. yesterday to a home north of Centralia where a 53-year-old woman said someone broke in while she was sleeping and stole two handguns, a diamond ring, medication and other items. The guns missing from the 100 block of Wakefield Drive are a 22 caliber Ruger and 22 caliber Taurus, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $11,000. Details about exactly when and how the burglary occurred without the victim waking up were not readily available.

CHEHALIS’S NEW POLICE DOG AT WORK

• Chehalis police were called about 3:15 a.m. today when someone tried to steal a motorcycle out of a yard on the 400 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. Police arrested one man who was found hiding nearby and second man who accidentally ran up onto responding officers, according to Chehalis Police Department. The new police dog tracked down possible evidence including a phone and methamphetamine, according to police. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, burglary and theft was Tony Chafin, 27, of Chehalis, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Also booked was Ernest A. Calderon, 42, of Chehalis, for possession of meth, burglary and theft, according to Wilson.  Chafin was charged this afternoon with possession of methamphetamine, theft of a motor vehicle and residential burglary. Calderon is likely to face his charges tomorrow.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• Police were called abut 6:15 a.m. today when employees arriving at Picasso Brothers on the 1000 block of South Gold Street discovered someone had cut phone and power lines unsuccessfully attempting to defeat a security system. Pry marks were found on the drive through window of the business, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nothing appears to have been stolen, police said.

THEFT IN RANDLE

• Someone stole a pressure washer, a chainsaw, a battery, a push mower and a trolling motor from a garage at the 600 block of Peters Road in Randle,  according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. It happened sometime between Thursday and Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is listed at $700, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

RESIDENTIAL THEFT IN CHEHALIS

• Somebody broke out a window and burglarized a home on Southwest Ninth Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 6:25 a.m. on Saturday. Taken were televisions, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-IN IN PACKWOOD

• A deputy was called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a break-in to a home for sale on the 100 block of Alpine Drive in Packwood. The owner, a 68-year-old Arizona woman, said there was nothing worth taking, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TOOLS TAKEN

• Centralia police took a report about 8 p.m. on Saturday about tools stolen from a carport on the 500 block of Madison Street.

• A chainsaw was reported stolen on Friday from the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

MISSING FOOTWEAR

• Chehalis police took a report about 12:20 a.m. on Sunday from a male who said someone stole his shoes while he was napping on the grass at the Chehalis library.

CAR LOST AND FOUND

• A 1991 Honda Civic reported stolen around noon on Friday from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chehalis was discovered about 1:40 a.m. today parked in the nearby Twin City Town Center, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

GROUP DETAINED AFTER NUMEROUS RETAIL THEFTS

• Four young people from the Portland area were arrested on Saturday night at the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis after allegedly shoplifting items from three stores in Chehalis as well as five businesses in Centralia. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for organized retail theft were two 18-year-old, Roshayla J. Campbell and Charleshia Dobson; two juveniles were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday regarding a car prowl on Caveness Drive in Centralia. Stolen was a cell phone while its owner was taking a walk, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTE

• A neighbor was hit in the chin by a beer bottle someone tossed from a large party on the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis at about 2 a.m. on Saturday. When police arrived, people had scattered and nobody was arrested, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UNWANTED 911 CALLS

• After approximately eight phone calls to 911 by a Packwood man who was making no sense and told to stop calling, a deputy went to the 400 block of Cannon Road at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday and arrested 64-year-old Albert A. Nolette, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nolette was booked in to the Lewis County Jail for telephone harassment, according to the sheriff’s office.

DOMESTIC DISPUTES

• Police were called about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 1000 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia after a 27-year-old Centralia man allegedly knocked over a lamp and three pictures inside his girlfriend’s home. He took off before police arrived but was found hiding not far away. Chehalis police said their new dog “made contact” with the suspect, who was then taken to the hospital to be checked out for a dog bite. Derrick L. Whitcomb was then booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 20-year-old Centralia woman was arrested about 11:30 p.m. on Friday after police were called to the 500 block of Hunt Street in Centralia to a complaint she assaulted her boyfriend and threw his iPhone in to the toilet during an argument. Melissa S. Boe was booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor assault and malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department,

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports about 5:40 p.m. on Saturday regarding someone who sprayed paint on multiple vehicles as they walked past them on the 900 block of South Tower Avenue.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School over the weekend after staff discovered a plastic baggie of suspected marijuana in an inmate’s trash bin. The substance was taken into evidence and the 17-year-old faces potential charges of possessing drugs, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 23-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine about 5 a.m. on Saturday in Centralia. Officers contacted Jennie B. Young at the 500 block of South Rock Street and then booked her into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Nineteen-year-old Xochilt O. Martinez Sanchez, of Centralia, was arrested for possession of marijuana about 3 a.m. on Saturday after contact with police at East Sixth and B streets in Centralia. He was cited and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department,

WRECKS

• A 25-year-old Chehalis area woman who said she left an Onalaska area party following a fight with her fiancee was arrested for allegedly stealing a nearby pickup truck she found with it keys in it and then wrecking the truck early Sunday morning. A deputy called about 7:30 a.m. to the 2300 block of state Route 508. Shanna M. Bice, reportedly told a deputy she left on foot, got cold and needed to get back to Chehalis to check on her child. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Bice said she knocked on a door and getting no answer, took the 2000 Ford F350, but the windows quickly fogged out and she ended up rolling the pickup. Bice was taken to the hospital and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office. She was charged this afternoon instead with theft of a motor vehicle and released from jail pending trial on a $5,000 unsecured bond, co-signed by her fiancee.

• A 79-year-old Longview resident ended up with just a minor cut to his hand when his truck collided with a  tree on the 400 block of Toledo-Vader Road west of Toledo on Saturday. A deputy called at 1:30 p.m. to the scene was told the man looked over his left shoulder and then his truck veered to the left into the ditch and ran into the tree, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 1998 Chevrolet S10 was totaled, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver was cited for “wheels off the roadway,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 70-year-old Vader man escaped injury in a rollover wreck on Saturday on the 1300 block of Winlock-Vader Road south of Winlock. A deputy called about 11 a.m. was told by the driver his rear tire blew out, he overcorrected and then hit the ditch, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His 1992 Ford R-10 pickup was described as totaled. He was cited for defective equipment, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of a protection order, driving with a suspended license; more responses for misdemeanor assaults, misdemeanor thefts, parking lot fender bender, family disturbances, runaway children, alarms, suspected animal neglect, suicide threat, asking for information about how to deal with someone posting things on Facebook about a family member; complaints about barking neighbor dogs, loud parties … and more.

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Friday, June 14th, 2013
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Elderberry Street garage fire. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

GARAGE BURNS

• The cause of a garage fire yesterday afternoon in Grand Mound is under investigation. Crews called just after 4 p.m. to the 19000 block of Elderberry Street Southwest found the detached building fully involved in flames with a partial roof collapse, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. The blaze was brought under control within about 15 minutes, Chief Robert Scott said. Nobody was injured, according to Scott.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday regarding three local businesses receiving checks that may be from an account that has been compromised. The case is under investigation.

• Chehalis police took a report of a theft from a business on North National Avenue yesterday. The case is under investigation.

DRUGS

• A 15-year-old girl was arrested for having a marijuana bud in her purse while at a dance at Centralia Middle School last night. A faculty member noticed she left and went to the park area off the 900 block of Johnson Road, followed her and asked her to return, and then asked if she had anything in her purse, according to police. She pulled out a baggie of suspected marijuana, according to Officer John Panco.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone stole a Stihl chainsaw from a work truck at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to a bank on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday  afternoon after damage was discovered on its outside ATM machine. It was scratched as though someone tried to pull the front of it open, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ACCIDENTS

• Chehalis police were called about 6:50 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of North Market Boulevard where a van had taken out a fence and ended up wedged between a building and an embankment. The 16-year-old driver said it was difficult to get in reverse and he accidentally went forward instead, according to police.

• A 69-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she allegedly hit the viaduct near Kresky Avenue and then a light pole as she pulled into a Centralia parking lot yesterday evening. Dorothy J. Mills was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Mills also had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant, according to police.

• A 30-year-old Centralia man who was riding a bicycle and hit by a truck yesterday in Chehalis has been treated and released from the hospital. Police and aid called about noon yesterday to the 1500 block of North National Avenue found Thomas S. Simpson had been traveling north on the sidewalk when a Ford F450 pulled out from a parking lot. Simpson was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. The truck was not damaged and its driver, Robert A. Steele, 51, from Centralia, was unhurt, according to the state patrol. The cause is under investigation and charges are pending, according to the investigating trooper.

OTHER

• Chehalis police responded just before 7 p.m. yesterday to a call in which a young woman on Northeast Jefferson Avenue heard what she thought was a gunshot and then a female screaming. Officers didn’t find the source of the gunshot noise but did locate a woman who said she was screaming because she was so excited her daughter got a job, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with a suspended license, shoplifting; responses for alarms, a request to ask teenagers to stop scaring school children when the get let out of school, a request to check on a woman who is hanging around and talking to herself … and more.

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013

ARSON IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police are helping to investigate a small fire that was apparently intentionally set inside an empty warehouse last night. Firefighters were called at 7:30 p.m. to the building on the 1000 block of F Street. The incident is being investigated as an arson, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LICENSE PLATE LEFT AT COLLISION SCENE

• A 51-year-old Centralia woman was arrested around noon yesterday for driving under the influence after she allegedly slammed into the front end of a parked vehicle and drove away with its bumper attached to her Suburban. Her license plate fell off and was left at the scene, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer John Panco said it happened near South Washington Avenue and Alder Street and the impact shoved the struck vehicle into a second vehicle. Janie S. Weibling was subsequently located on the 1000 block of West Pear Street and arrested for DUI as well as hit and run, Panco said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

POLICE DRAW WEAPONS BASED ON BAD COMPUTER INFO

• Centralia police stopped a suspected stolen vehicle about 1:30 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Mellen Street and ordered its occupants out at gun point. It turned out the truck belonged to the 28-year-old man who was driving it, but he had a warrant so he was taken to jail, according to police. Officer John Panco said sometimes when officers “run” a license plate, they get back information that is a “near” hit, and in this case the details also suggested a possible warrant. That was the reason for making what he called a felony stop; that is ordering the occupants out instead of approaching a car. Panco didn’t know what prompted the officer to initially check the plate on the vehicle. He noted a male passenger present had nothing to do with the arrest.

BICYCLE STOP REVEALS DRUGS

• A 30-year-old man riding a bicycle with no headlight through a Centralia neighborhood was stopped last night and subsequently booked into jail. An officer contacting Jason C. Davis about 10:25 p.m. at West Magnolia and North Rock streets discovered there was a warrant for Davis’s arrest and  during a search, turned up suspected heroin and methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOG AND POULTRY DISPUTE LEADS TO FIGHT

• Deputies were called to the 1000 block of D Street in Vader about 9:15 p.m. yesterday after a 43-year-old man got punched in the mouth and head butted when he brought his neighbor’s dog over to him and told him to keep it on his own property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the animal had gotten loose and attacked another neighbor’s chickens. Ryan K. Bonds, 30, allegedly struck the 43-year-old, who hit him back. Bonds was arrested for misdemeanor assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also to be cited for “prohibited activities of animals,” according to Brown.

STOLEN VEHICLE

• Chehalis police were called about 6:30 a.m. today regarding the theft of a moped from Southwest McFadden Avenue.

MISSING MEDS AND MONEY

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 300 block of Brown Road East outside of Chehalis regarding missing cash and prescription medications. Stolen from the 45-year-old woman’s bedroom during a birthday party on Saturday was $2,700 and 75 Vicodin pills,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies are pursuing leads on two “persons of interest,” according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday to the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue regarding a building which was re-tagged with graffiti after previous tagging was painted over. Also yesterday, officers took reports of graffiti in Centralia on the side of the Sixth Street viaduct and on the back of a shed on the 1100 block of North Pearl Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarm, minor collision, violations of protection orders, disorderly person, request to check on a seemingly disoriented pedestrian, request to wake up subjects sleeping outside in front of a business … and more.

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

TWO ARRESTED IN WINLOCK AFTER RAMBLING 911 CALL

• A 911 caller who said people were watching him, people were coming at him with weapons and made mention of seeing a bomb drew law enforcement officers to a home on the 500 block of Southwest First Street in Winlock overnight. When police and deputies arrived about 2:40 a.m., the subject had locked himself in a bedroom, according to the Winlock Police Department. Police Chief Terry Williams said he wasn’t sure what the man wanted, because he wasn’t making a lot of sense. The subject, Michael S. Dziubak, 32, of Pacific Beach, was subsequently taken into custody and booked into the Lewis County Jail for a warrant, according to Williams. Because law enforcement observed a plastic baggie with suspected methamphetamine inside it and a pipe in the bedroom, another resident, Monty E. Hall, 58, was arrested and booked for a violation of the uniform controlled substances act. Hall was to be released without charges pending further investigation.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police are investigating after a  48-year-old Rochester man discovered a bank card from his lost wallet was used to make a $212 purchase at the Safeway grocery store on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. The victim said he believed his wallet disappeared last Wednesday at another Chehalis business and when he contacted his bank, he learned it had been used within the hour of going missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FUNNY MONEY

• Chehalis police responded to the Lewis County Treasurer’s Office on Northwest North Street about 10:40 a.m. yesterday about a man paying a bill with what turned out to be a counterfeit $20 bill. He said he’d received it from another local business, according to police. The bill was taken into evidence, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT OF WIRING

• A 26-year-old Morton resident was arrested for burglary yesterday in connection with a Monday call about suspicious circumstances at the 700 block of Davis Lake Road near Morton. An arriving deputy contacted two men coming from the backyard of a vacant residence who said they had been walking and were resting, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. One of them however dropped a backpack and ran, according to the sheriff’ office. Inside the pack were wire cutting tools and wiring which matched with wiring missing from an outbuilding, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Michael D. Kent, 26, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday, according to Brown. The case involving the other man – believed to be a 29-year-old Morton resident – will be referred to possible charges of burglary, obstruction and possession of stolen property, according to Brown.

DRUGS

• A deputy was called to White Pass High School yesterday afternoon after the acting principal found marijuana in the locker of a 14-year-old student. The teen reportedly said he stole it from his grandfather a month earlier, hid it in his bedroom and then moved it to his locker, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case will be referred to juvenile prosecutors for a possible charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called afternoon yesterday to the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court about two slashed tires on a car.

FIRE UNDER HOUSE

• Firefighters were called to a north Centralia home about 10:10 p.m. yesterday after the smell of smoke awakened the occupants. They found a small electrical fire beneath the modular home, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A main connection had shorted out and dropped onto the plastic vapor barrier, Capt. Tim Adolphsen said. It burned through a plastic water line which extinguished the flames, Adolphsen said. The damage was very minor, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of protection orders, misdemeanor assault; responses for misdemeanor theft, alarm … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Updated

ANOTHER CENTRALIA MAN SNOOZES THROUGH BREAK-IN

• For the second night in a row, someone broke into a Centralia home during the night while its occupant was sleeping. Police were called about 7:45 a.m. yesterday to the 3500 block of Rodcin Avenue when a 72-year-old man discovered his television and laptop computer were gone, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer John Panco said the man apparently slept right through it when someone came through a door he’d left unlocked.  The case is under investigation. The night before, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia and arrested a nephew of two men who live there. Those residents didn’t wake up until a deputy came inside their home, according to the sheriff’s office.

GUN THEFT

• Two firearms were stolen in a burglary at the 100 block of Salkum Road in Salkum yesterday between noon and 6 p.m. Someone broke a garage window to get inside and took the 90-year-old owner’s Smith and Wesson 38 caliber revolver (model 19) and his Colt 22 caliber semi-automatic handgun with its magazine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CASH THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 8 a.m. yesterday at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia that someone stole $500 out of a female’s wallet and stole her cell phone.

CANINE FIGHT

• A 36-year-old Winlock area man was cited yesterday after his two dogs attacked someone else’s dog in its kennel area in its yard. Chief CIvil Deputy Stacy Brown said the canines ran off from their home on the 100 block of Shiloh Road and traveled to the 100 block of Kakela Road early in the morning where they went onto the fenced property. The victim animal suffered multiple bite wounds, according to Brown.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report about 9:50 a.m. yesterday of a vehicle prowl on Northeast Adams Avenue.

• An officer was called yesterday to Northeast Jefferson Avenue in Chehalis regarding a vehicle prowl the day before.

CAR GRAFFITI

• Police took reports from the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia yesterday regarding several cars that were tagged with spray paint overnight.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 27-year-old man for possession of methamphetamine yesterday evening. Charles G. Cheney,  Centralia, resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Kiela D. Current, a 22-year-old Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail following an arrest around noon yesterday for possession of methamphetamine in connection with the 300 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

KIDS CROSSING

• Officer John Panco reminds motorists that although summer session has begun for some schools, that won’t happen in Centralia until June 14.  Panco urges drivers to pay attention to kids on sidewalks and walking down streets. It’s unlawful not to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, and also unlawful not to stop when someone is standing at the edge of the crosswalk waiting to cross a street, according to Panco.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, parking lot fender bender, requests to pick up found hypodermic needles, stolen bicycle and other misdemeanor theft … and more.

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CORRECTION: This news item has been updated to reflect that schools in Centralia begin the summer session on June 14. An incorrect date was published initially based on information disseminated by the Centralia Police Department.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Updated at 7:44 p.m.

CENTRALIA MEN SLUMBER THROUGH HOME BURGLARY

• Deputies called about 3:30 a.m. yesterday to a report of suspicious circumstances at the 3000 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia arrested a 32-year-old man who allegedly burglarized his relatives’ home and garage while they were sleeping. A neighbor saw a flashlight shining in the brush outside the house and when deputies arrived, they found suspected stolen property next to a vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. When deputies went inside to check the residence, they woke up two men in their 60s who were unaware of any break-in, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said. Joshua D. Graham was located coming from the back of the garage and said his uncles were out of town and he had permission to be there, Breen said. Among the items taken were an air conditioner, a battery charger and tools, Breen said. Graham was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

BUSINESS BREAK-IN

• Deputies responding to an alarm at a business on the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 south of Chehalis about 2 a.m. today found damage to a wall inside but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A K-9 search was conducted but no suspect located, according to the sheriff’s office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A deputy was called about 4 a.m. yesterday regarding a a vehicle prowl in which a revolver was taken at the 200 block of Mineral Road South, in Mineral. It occurred sometime since 4 p.m. the day before, according to the sheriff’ office. The vehicle had ben left unsecured, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.

• Centralia police were called to 1000 block of South Tower Avenue just after 2 p.m. yesterday where an individual said someone got inside their car and stole a Kindle and a wallet.

• Chehalis police were called about 7:45 a.m. yesterday to a residence on Pennsylvania Avenue when an individual said he spotted a female in his carport rummaging through hi vehicle. She took off in a car and a check of the license plate the victim observed revealed it was stolen out of Bellevue, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Police suspect another vehicle prowl nearby on Northwest Duffy Street is related, Wilson said.

• Police took a report about 11:30 a.m. yesterday of two vehicle prowls on Northeast Glen Road in Chehalis in which sports equipment and other items were stolen.

THEFT AND DRUGS

• Police called about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday regarding a suspected shoplift from Wal-Mart located two individuals hiding behind a dumpster and recovered about $300 worth of razors. Randy E. Leonard, 22, of Longview, was arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police found a “tiny” amount of suspected methamphetamine as well as an implement for “hot-knifing heroin” on his pregnant female companion, according to police. Her case will be referred for possible charges pending lab tests on the material, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. She was not arrested or booked at the time because of the potential liability and expense of keeping a pregnant woman in jail, WIlson said.

NO BOMB

• Police were called to the Goodwill store on Harrison Avenue in Centralia late yesterday afternoon after someone discovered what appeared to a bomb threat scrawled on a wall. Officer walked through the building and found nothing suspicious and the business decided to close early as a precaution, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NO FIGHT

• Police called about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday to a report several subjects were fighting in the are of the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue found no victims, no suspects, no injuries and nobody willing to talk about what they might have been involved in, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• A rear-end collision on U.S. Highway 12 near Interstate 5 yesterday that knocked a Honda Accord onto its top sent one person to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 12:45 p.m. to the scene south of Chehalis found both vehicles were totaled and cited the 75-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram pickup for following too closely and inattention, according to the state patrol. Lyle Zeller, 75, of Ethel, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital where he was treated and has been released, according to authorities. The 22-year-old driver of the Honda, Jerry Birdwell, of Chechal, was reportedly uninjured.

• Two women who were injured early Saturday morning in a rollover wreck northwest of Olympia remain hospitalized, one of them facing potential charges for driving under the influence and vehicular assault. Troopers called about 3:30 a.m. to U.S. Highway 101 near state Route 8 found a 1994 Honda Accord on its top. The driver, Amanda Mojica, 19, of Centralia, is in good condition today at  Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Her passenger, Aracelie Hernandez, 20, of Aberdeen, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning.

• A Freightliner truck blew a tire and ran off the freeway into the brush this afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 south of Napavine. The Washington State Patrol reports the vehicle was totaled in the approximately 1 p.m. incident near milepost 66. The driver, a 42-year-old man from Vancouver, was however uninjured, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with  suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, minor collisions, disorderly subjects, suspicious activity, shoplifting, and other misdemeanor theft; complaints about graffiti, barking dogs, noisy neighbors … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

WATER RESCUE TEAM RETRIEVES DOG, WOMAN FROM RIVER BANK

• Chehalis firefighters were out at the crack of dawn at the Newaukum River to rescue a dog who couldn’t swim. Capt. Pat Gilligan said they were called about 4 a.m. to Stan Hedwall Park by police for a situation he believed began as a missing person around 10 o’clock last night. It turned out the woman spent the night on the opposite side of the river because although her Labrador didn’t mind crossing the river with her, her other dog wouldn’t get in the water, according to firefighters. Capt. Rob Gebhart and Firefighter Jay Birley paddled their kayaks about 400 yards upstream to retrieve them. They put the woman and the non-swimming canine into a kayak and pulled them across the river, Gebhart said. He said he didn’t know why she was out there or why her friends left, but noted she had built a fire and needed no medical attention.

THEFT

• Centralia police responding about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue note local banks are reporting a male attempting to pass fraudulent checks from a local construction company, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 46-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal alcohol from a store on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia last night. Police responded about 8:25 p.m. cited Patsy A. Bartlett for third-degree theft and then released her, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECKS

• Centralia police called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue after a vehicle struck several poles outside a business arrested a motorist for hit and run, for driving under the influence and for not having a valid driver’s license. Carla J. Raby was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A Centralia woman and her passenger were injured after a rollover wreck early this morning northwest of Olympia. Troopers called about 3:30 a.m. to U.S. Highway 101 near state Route 8 found a 1994 Honda Accord on its top. Amanda Mojica, 19, of Centralia, was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital and Aracelie Hernandez, 20, of Aberdeen, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper Guy Gill indicated the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening but the driver is suspected of having been under the influence and is arrested for vehicular assault. They were both wearing seat belts; the car was totaled, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of a protection order; other responses for misdemeanor theft, minor vandalism … and more.

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Amanda Mojica’s Honda Accord lays upside down off U.S. Highway 101. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol