JAIL GUARD PUNCHED BY INMATE
• A 33-year-old inmate reportedly upset about his medical treatment allegedly struck a corrections officer in the face with his fist yesterday morning at the Lewis County Jail in Chehalis. The jail employee ended up with a split lip and Adam T. Beaubien, from Yelm, was additionally booked for third-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
FAMILY THREAT DRAWS DEPUTIES
• Deputies called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the Toledo area about a man who may have had a gun and reportedly threatened to kill family members found the 37-year-old incoherent and curled up on the floor of a horse barn. When told to show his hands, he jumped up and approached a deputy so he was Tased, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. During the interaction at the 100 block of Smokey Valley Road, a deputy suffered a cut to the face which was treated at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Matthew H. Pettit, of Toledo, was arrested for harassment and third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He didn’t have a gun.
POLICE SUMMONED FOR STOLEN CUP OF JAVA
• A 28-year-old homeless person who allegedly stole a cup of coffee and took up a “fighting stance” when contacted by police was wrestled to the ground around 5 a.m. yesterday in the area of the 500 block of South Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department. Matthew E. Eastman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
STOLEN SOAP LANDS MAN IN JAIL
• A 20-year-old homeless man was arrested after he reportedly stole soap from a vacant residence on the 2100 block of Southwest Salsbury Avenue in Chehalis yesterday evening. Marcus L. Day, from Auburn, said he was just trying to keep himself clean, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
WALKING IN THE ROADWAY
• A 49-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for disorderly conduct yesterday afternoon when police discovered she was walking in traffic at South Pearl Street and Centralia College Boulevard. Barbara A. Heppe was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
WOMAN CAUSES COMMOTION
• A 38-year-old Olympia woman was arrested for disorderly conduct around 11:15 a.m. yesterday after police were told she was screaming at unspecified citizens who feared she might assault them at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Jamielee Madsen was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
WANTED MAN FOUND UNDER BED
• Two people were arrested at a motel on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, one of whom was a 47-year-old woman who allegedly stepped in front of officers when they attempted to arrest a 44-year-old man wanted on an outstanding warrant. Centralia police said Mitchell W. Sinclair hid under a bed and was Tased when he wouldn’t follow the officer’s instructions. Raelynn D. Gonzales was arrested for obstructing, according to police. Both are Centralia residents, according to police. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail.
• Deputies called Wednesday night about obscene phone calls received at a Toledo area home arrested a 69-year-old neighbor at the 200 block of Drews Prairie Road. William M Bowers, was a former longtime friend of the couple he allegedly phoned, leaving lewd messages, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Bowers resisted arrest and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for telephone harassment and resisting, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Centralia police arrested a 25-year-old man last night who allegedly tried to grab money from another person at the 1200 block of Alder Street. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor assault and attempted robbery was Dominic L. Combs, a Centralia resident, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.
• A white 1992 Honda Accord station wagon was reported stolen yesterday from the 100 block of Haliday Road in Centralia. It had been left unlocked with the keys in the ashtray, according to the Centralia Police Department. The license plate is AKJ 9239, according to police.
• Someone broke into the old Vader Jail sometime during the past year, a deputy was told on Wednesday. The building in the south Lewis County town is a museum and among the missing items are old “Little Falls bricks,” according to the sheriff’s office. A list of what’s missing is being compiled, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said yesterday. It’s unknown how they got inside, Brown said.
• Centralia police took a report about 1:20 p.m. yesterday about mail stolen from a mailbox at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.
BREAK-IN TO VACANT HOME
• Police were called to an unoccupied residence on the 300 block of North Washington Avenue on Wednesday morning after the discovery someone had taken wiring and pipes, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of six pressure treated fence posts from the 900 block of Goff Street in Centralia.
• Centralia police took a report about 2 p.m. yesterday from the 1200 block of Prospect Avenue regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card.
• Centralia police are following up with suspect information after a report yesterday morning an individual cashed fraudulent checks in the amount of $500 at a bank on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.
• A man called police about 5:45 p.m. yesterday after he heard a loud noise and then discovered damage to the rear end of his vehicle at the 300 block of Southwest James Street in Chehalis.
• A 35-year-old Centralia man was hospitalized with minor injuries after a head-on collision yesterday morning on the 800 block of Centralia Alpha Road outside Chehalis, and then he was taken to jail. Firefighters called about 10 a.m. found both drivers had gotten themselves out of their vehicles, which were described as totaled. A 61-year-old Chehalis man traveling in the Dodge Dakota pickup was uninjured, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Saturn’s driver was arrested because he had an outstanding warrant from California and initially gave a deputy his brother’s name instead of his own, according to the sheriff’s office. Chad R. Crow, 35, was booked for identity theft.
AND MORE …
• And more, such as complaints of misdemeanor assaults, violations of protection orders, shoplifts, a folding chair missing from a porch, loud music, hypodermic needles found in a mailbox, cars left in a no-parking zone, a man panhandling, a car squirreling around a play field, a “big red-headed chick” who ran her grocery cart into someone’s leg, a “defiant” student in the vice principal’s office, a dog which might “mess” on a school playground, and fender benders including one at the 900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia about 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday when a driver struck another vehicle and a building after failing to put her car in park and more …