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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

CHEHALIS MAN SHOOTS, MISSES, DOG WITH RABBIT

• Deputies were called about 4:20 a.m. today to a rural Chehalis home after a resident said his rabbit hutch was broken into by neighbor dogs. He said he awoke to the sound of a squealing rabbit and saw two German shepherds running away, one with his rabbit in its mouth, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 44-year-old fired a shot at the dog, but missed, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened at the the 1000 block of state Route 508. The rabbit died and the dogs’ owner was issued a citation for a violation called prohibited activities by dogs, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

HARD LIQUOR LEAVES STORE IN MALE’S PANTS

• Chehalis police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to a grocery store on the 2100 block of North National Avenue where they were told a young man had slipped a fifth of booze down the front of his shorts and departed without paying. Shop ‘n Kart’s surveillance video showed it was a fifth of Jagermeister, priced at just over $30, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

“THANKS, FOUND IT”

• Chehalis police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart about a suspected car prowl that occurred while its owner was shopping about 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The woman said she tore the vehicle apart looking for her turtle but it was gone. The reptile turned up later, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

MISSING MONEY AT NURSING HOME

• An officer was called to a nursing home on the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon to take a report about money stolen from two residents. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COLLECTING FIREWOOD GETS MAN IN TROUBLE

• A 55-year-old firewood seller was arrested near his home in Eatonville yesterday morning after he allegedly fled property on the 9000 block of state Route 7 north of Morton with a truckload of wood. When the law caught up with Homer F. Roger, he said the property wasn’t posted no trespassing so he didn’t think he did anything wrong, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Roger was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree trespass, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The wood was from a slash burn pile and a value could not be established for theft, according to Brown.

DRUGS MISSING

• Centralia police took a report about 4:30 p.m. yesterday from he 500 block of Yew Street about the theft of prescription medication. They have a potential suspect and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• A 17-year-old boy was arrested last night for allegedly choking his mother during an argument when she wouldn’t let him leave the home. Deputies called about 11:15 p.m. to the 1600 block of Pleasant Valley Road west of Chehalis reported they were told the woman briefly could not breathe while her son’s arm was around her neck. The teen was taken into custody for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Morton police are investigating a Saturday incident in which a man was walking down a sidewalk with friends when a stranger came up and hit him in the face. It happened about 11 a.m. at Main Avenue and First Street, according to the Morton Police Department. The suspect is a male in his 20s, according to Chief Dan Mortensen.

VANDALISM

• Someone tagged a playground wall at Edison Elementary School on the 600 block of H Street in Centralia, police were told yesterday morning. It was immediately painted over by school employees, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DEER WRECK

• A woman and three girls from Toledo escaped serious injury when she rolled her vehicle onto its side after encountering four or five deer in the roadway  last night. A deputy called about 10 p.m. the South Jackson Highway near state Route 505 near Toledo was told by the 37-year-old driver she braked and swerved to miss the animals and the Ford Explorer went down an embankment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A 14-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with neck and back pain, according to the sheriff’s office. The others, including girls ages 13 and 5, were reportedly uninjured. “Amazingly, there was no damage to the vehicle but it had to be towed from the ditch,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Updated at 5:32 p.m.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MAN ASKS 911 FOR SLEEPING PILLS

• A Winlock man was arrested after he reportedly called 911 eight times over the weekend to say he’d been poisoned, there were suspicious people outside his home and he needed sleeping pills because he’d been awake for five days. Deputies who responded to the 100 block of Bethany Lane suspected he might be under the influence of something because of his odd behavior, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He said he had used methamphetamine, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Matthew T. Johnson was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after first calling 911 on Saturday and was then released, according to Brown. Johnson repeatedly called 911 until Sunday morning, when deputies arrested and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for telephone harassment, she said.

KITTEN SHOT

• Chehalis police are investigating an incident in which a kitten was shot on the 1400 block of Mills Avenue. An officer called about 6 p.m. on Friday was told by the 20-year-old owner the feline was found under the neighbor’s porch and the veterinarian suspected it was a .22 caliber bullet that went through the spine, according to police. Sgt. Brian Hickey said he understood the kitten didn’t survive. An officer is still attempting to contact individuals to conduct further interviews, Hickey said.

PATIENT TAKES SWING AT FIREFIGHTER

• A 26-year-old intoxicated woman from Lacey was arrested about 1 a.m. on Saturday when she allegedly took a swing at a firefighter who was trying to help her get up. Police were called to the 2100 block of North National Avenue to assist aid crews which had been summoned about a woman who was having trouble breathing, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She told the firefighter to “FU” and grabbed his legs when her punch didn’t connect, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault but is being released without the felony charge pending further investigation.

BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Someone stole a sledge hammer, tools and a moving cart from a residence on the 200 block of Van Buren Street in Centralia, according o a report made to police yesterday afternoon. They also removed the siding from a shed and made off with fishing poles and a tool chest, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY SUSPECT PICKED UP IN TOLEDO

• Deputies located a burglary suspect last night near Toledo and booked him into the Lewis County Jail. David M. Meyer, 31, was wanted in connection with a Oct. 12 break-in to a home on the 100 block of Collins Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Meyer was found about 7 p.m. in the 1500 block of state Route 505, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

CAR STOLEN, FOUND

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday morning of a car stolen from the 300 block of Jackson Street. The victim later found her Honda in the area of Anderson Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THOUSAND DOLLAR TOW DOLLY MISSING

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a blue and white tow dolly valued at $1,000 was stolen from near a driveway on the 2700 block of Sandra Avenue in Centralia on Oct. 12. The victim just reported the theft on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It has spoked rims, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECKS

• A 55-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after a two-vehicle minor injury collision on Harrison Avenue and Johnson Road in Centralia on Friday evening, according to police. An officer called about 8:10 p.m. to the scene issued a citation to George M. Solomon, of Centralia, and then released him, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 42-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence after a non-injury, single vehicle collision Friday afternoon in the Toledo area in which he allegedly ran away from the scene, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A detective arriving about 3 p.m. located Douglas F. E. Jerome and brought him back to the wreck, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened near Jackson Highway and Frost Road near Toledo. His car sustained only minor damage, , Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

POLICE CHASE THROUGH WINLOCK

• A 25-year-old motorist was arrested yesterday evening after a police pursuit that reached speeds of more than 50 mph in a residential neighborhood on Southeast First Street in Winlock, according to police. Winlock Police Chief Terry Williams reported the driver fled his vehicle on Ash Street where he was apprehended. Marcus A. Church of Silver Creek was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to Williams. A search of the vehicle by police dog Misha and her partner turned up drug paraphernalia and an illegal weapon, according to Williams. Church was booked into the Lewis County Jail about 7:20 p.m. for attempting to elude, possession of meth and possession of a dangerous weapon. It began with a traffic stop related to driving with a suspended license, according to the chief.

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Friday, October 19th, 2012

Updated at 4:40 p.m.

PE ELL MOLESTATION SUSPECT PICKED UP IN TEXAS

• A 41-year-old former Pe Ell man who vanished after he was charged five years ago with molesting his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter was located and arrested yesterday west of Dallas by Texas Rangers.

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Michael T. Yeager

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been looking for Michael T. Yeager since 2008, at one point even conducting SWAT operations where they thought he was camping in the woods around Pe Ell, according to the sheriff’s office. Local detectives learned family member’s of Yeager were assisting him by giving him a place to live in Quitman, Texas and asked the Rangers for assistance, according to Sheriff Steve Mansfield. Yeager was arrested late yesterday afternoon and will be extradited back to Lewis County. Mansfield said Yeager was living out in the woods and tried to escape by water in a canoe. A Ranger tracked him down and found he had a large amount of survival gear, a rifle and a fishing pole. Mansfield said. The case involves an allegation he molested the girl over a several year span while they resided together in Pe Ell, according to the sheriff’s office.

COPPER WIRE, PIPES, MISSING FROM ROCK PIT

• Somebody stole stole thousands of dollars worth of materials and equipment from a business on the 800 block of state Route 507 in an overnight break in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the rock pit about 9 a.m. yesterday learned that 250 feet of copper pipe and 100 feet of copper wire were among the items taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT FROM RENTAL BUSINESS

• Centralia police are investigating a theft from a household furnishings rental center on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue. A report made to police yesterday afternoon indicated a customer stopped making payments  on a living room set and a television, according to police.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

POLITICAL SIGN SET ON FIRE

• Firefighters were called to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening to extinguish a burning Dan Swecker campaign sign. The case was turned over to police.

DRUGS AT GRADE SCHOOL

• Centralia police were summoned to Oakview Elementary School around noontime yesterday when marijuana was found in a 12-year-old boy’s pocket. The case involving a small amount of the suspected drug is being turned over to prosecutors for evaluation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HONDA CAR SOUGHT IN HOME BREAK-IN

• Deputies were called about 4:25 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at a residence on the 800 block of Logan Hill Road outside Chehalis. A girl told them when  let herself in after school, the door felt like it was unlocked, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A neighbor said he heard a car start up and leave the home about 10:30 a.m., and noted it was a white Honda, perhaps a Civic or  Prelude, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Among the valuables missing are a Toshiba 32-inch flat screen television, a Dell computer monitor, antique silverware and $70 cash, Brown said.

POLICE: VIDEO CAPTURES FLEEING SHOPLIFTER

• A Chehalis police detective traveled to Hoquiam yesterday to arrest a  21-year-old resident for a shoplifting incident last Friday morning at Wal-Mart in Chehalis. Surveillance video which showed someone carrying merchandise our an emergency exit and get into a waiting vehicle led police to Justin A. Dunlap, according to Chehalis police. Dunlap was booked into the Lewis County Jail for retail theft, according to police. Taken was a backpack and stereo equipment valued at about $230, Officer Linda Bailey said.

CAR VERSUS BUS

• A passenger car and a Twin Transit bus collided about 10 a.m. yesterday at the intersection of North Pearl and West First streets in Centralia. The driver of the car ran a red light, according to police. Nobody was injured, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke the window out of a vehicle on the 1400 block of Logan Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 5 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police were notified yesterday morning of graffiti spray painted overnight on the back of a building on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

JAW FRACTURED BY TEEN AT GREEN HILL

• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School yesterday to take a report of a second-degree assault. A 16-year-old boy had punched a 15-year-old boy in the face at the juvenile detention facility and broke his jaw, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is being referred to juvenile prosecutors.

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19-year-old Centralia man yesterday for a September 27 burglary in which stereo equipment and other items were taken from the 800 block of State Street East in Centralia. When a deputy took Sam M. Burleson into custody, a glass pipe with unspecified residue was found in his pants pocket, according to the sheriff’s office.

TRUCK PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 7:45 a.m. yesterday to fenced construction yard where someone had broken into three vehicles and also drained 35 gallons of diesel from a dump truck. Also among the items stolen from the 200 block of East Chestnut Street were jumper cables, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TV TAKEN OUT OF CAR

• Someone broke into a car parked at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis and stole a flat screen television and a DVD player, according to a report made to police yesterday evening.

BABY LEFT ON RIVER BANK

• Morton police were called about 3 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a crying infant being left in stroller on the river bank off Main Avenue while its parents were fishing some 15 to 20 feet away. The parents were contacted and cautioned about their behavior, according to Police Chief Dan Mortensen. An officer had them move the baby and an adult into their car to keep the baby out of the rain and cold, according to Mortensen.

CHILD FOUND WITH PASSED OUT MAN ON CHEHALIS STREET

• Chehalis police and aid responded to a report but 7:25 p.m. yesterday of a toddler with a 40-ish man who was laying face down on the sidewalk at Southeast Sixth Street and Washington Avenue. The man smelled of intoxicants and was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to police. The child was picked up by a relative, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BLOOD IN MOTEL ROOM LEADS TO YAKIMA

• KOMOnews.com reports a man is dead in what Yakima police called an officer-involved shooting after officers went to a man’s home today to check on him in connection with cleaning staff at a Lewis County motel finding blood in the room when the man checked out. For more, see “Bloody Lewis Co. hotel room leads to fatal shooting in Yakima” from KOMOnews.com on Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Updated

WEDDING RINGS, OTHER JEWELRY LIFTED IN BREAK-IN

• A deputy was called to a home on the 3400 block of Jackson Highway outside Chehalis yesterday about a burglary in which numerous pieces of yellow-gold jewelry were stolen, including a necklace with a Virgin Mary charm and two wedding rings. One ring had a yellow stone and the other had NUNEZ on it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim said it occurred between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at more than $4,700.

WELDING EQUIPMENT STOLEN

• Someone broke into a shop at DeGoede Bulb Farm on the 400 block of Mossyrock Road West over the weekend and made off with about $3,000 worth of items including an acetylene cart, oxygen-acetylene regulators, welding hose and more than 200 feet of copper wire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MEAT THEFT

• Police say a 36-year-old Centralia resident fought with store security after shoplifting some meat at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue yesterday evening. Makia D. Adams was booked into the Lewis County Jail after the approximately 7:25 p.m. incident, according to the Centralia Police Department. Adams is to be released from the allege offense with no charge pending further investigation.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a car prowl in which a purse and about $300 was taken while parked at the Outlet stores. The victim called from Idaho to report the incident which she said occurred last week, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO TAMPERING COMPLAINT

• A motorist called police yesterday morning saying she believed someone messed with her car because a wheel fell off it near the bus stop on the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. The tow truck driver told her the bolt would not have fallen off on its own, but police found no evidence of tampering, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DOG KILLED

• Chehalis police were called yesterday by a woman on Southwest Chehalis Avenue who said her dog was fatally attacked by what she believed was another dog. The owner didn’t see it occur but saw a “dark figure” running away, according to police. Chehalis police said there have been recent reports of a coyote seen in the area.

ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED

• A 44-year-old Chehalis man suspected in a Oct. 2 attack of an acquaintance with a steel bar outside her home east of Chehalis was picked up yesterday when he was spotted at a business on Mellen Street in Centralia yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  Mitchell W. Sinclair was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault and harassment, according to the sheriff’s office. However, he was charged this afternoon by prosecutors with second-degree assault, not first-degree.

WRECKS

• A 51-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for driving under the influence after her vehicle ran off the road and struck a fence at the 900 block of Madrona Avenue in Centralia last night, according to police. An officer responding about 11:50 p.m. booked Shelly J. Hollinger into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.  She was also cited for tampering with an interlock ignition device, according to police.

• A 38-year-old woman was traveling too fast for conditions when her car hydroplaned and spun across three lanes of freeway traffic striking the center barrier late yesterday afternoon north of Centralia, according to the Washington State Patrol. Maria E. Rivas and her 4-year-old passenger sustained unspecified injuries and were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after the approximately 4:25 p.m. wreck on Interstate 5 near the county line, according to the state patrol. Rivas was treated and has been released, according to the hospital. Further details about the 4-year-old, who was reportedly not restrained, were not readily available.

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Monday, October 15th, 2012

Updated at 5:57 p.m.

POLICE: MAN HITS WOMAN WITH TRUCK FOLLOWING DISPUTE

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested for second-degree assault on Friday afternoon after he allegedly struck his girlfriend with his truck. Police called about 1:25 p.m. to the 900 block of West Plum Street in Centralia were told the couple got in an argument and she exited the vehicle and then was hit in the leg. She was not seriously injured, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Clayton S. Carter was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOG SHOT BY PEDESTRIAN

• A black Labrador dog was shot in the leg when it allegedly came running at a man walking with his wife on a Chehalis area road on Saturday. Deputies called about 11:15 a.m. were told the pair was approaching the 400 block of Yates Road when the dog approached, barking and showing its teeth, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 55-year-old pedestrian used his 40 caliber Glock to shoot the dog, sending it running, according to the sheriff’s office. The owner took the animal to the vet and it survived, but will have to be quarantined, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The man was found to have safely discharged his weapon, according to Brown.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• A business on the 400 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia was burglarized, according to a report made to police about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. A door was forced open and among the missing items are a computer, a printer a picnic table and an ice machine, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police are investigating.

• A deputy took a report on Sunday about a break-in to three units at Chehalis Mini Storage on the 200 block of Interstate Avenue in Chehalis. The victim said that sometime since Oct. 4 the locks had been cut off and at least one item was missing – a medium-sized tool box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 19-year-old Longview man was arrested on Saturday following a Toledo-are burglary reported on Friday afternoon. A resident at the 100 block of Collins Road told a deputy she returned home about 4:30 p.m. and found her front door open and a DVD player missing, according to court documents. It was subsequently found outside beneath a bush by the road and a deputy contacted Laine C. Buck who “reluctantly admitted” he and another man broke into the home, court documents allege. Buck was booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary. He was not charged when he appeared in court this afternoon, but is being held temporarily without bail.

• Centralia police were called just before 8 p.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Johnson Road in where an officer was told a garage was burglarized and some shelving was among the items missing. Police have no suspects, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Binoculars, a stereo and 80 tablets of an unspecified medication were among the items reported missing from a motor home on the 100 block of Katula Road west of Chehalis. The theft occurred between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A drill and bits were stolen from an “outdoor storage room” at the 3300 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia sometime between Friday and Saturday. A padlock had been cut,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE STOLEN

• A deputy took a report on Saturday of a vehicle stolen from the 600 block of Grove Street in Centralia. Sometime between 3 am. on Thursday and 5 p.m. on Saturday, the 1991 Nissan NX Coupe was taken from its parking spot in front of a house,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

ARREST

• A 30-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Saturday after his ex-girlfriend called 911 about 5:20 a.m. to say he had just left her home on the 500 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis and was intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and had violated a protection order. The woman said Jason B. Roehl had several hours earlier forced his way into her home through an upstairs window and she had found him in her bed, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  A deputy caught up to Roehl near Raymond and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

SHOPLIFTING SPIRITS

• Police were called just before 1 a.m. on Saturday to Safeway grocery on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis where an officer was told a male ran out of the store with a bottle of liquor hidden in his sleeve. An officer will be reviewing surveillance video, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Police suspect a 17-year-old male of stealing alcohol from a business on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia before 2 a.m. on Saturday. The case is being referred for possible charges, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 2 p.m. on Saturday of a front door kicked open on a vacant house on the 2100 block of North Tower Avenue. Nothing was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An officer took a report yesterday of graffiti painted on the side of a business on the 600 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A deputy was called Saturday morning about a car prowl on the 300 block of East Oakview Avenue in Centralia. The victim said sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. someone came into her driveway and somehow got into her locked vehicle, leaving with a stereo, a carton of cigarettes, a Halloween costume and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A toolbox was stolen from the back of a pickup truck on the 1600 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11 p.m. on Friday.

GARAGE BURNS

• A garage and the pickup truck inside were destroyed by a fire on Saturday on the 2500 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. Firefighters called by neighbors about 8:20 a.m. were able to keep the flames from spreading to brush and trees but the approximately 20 foot by 20 foot structure was lost, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

WRECK

• One girl was hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision about 7:30 p.m. Friday on the 1300 block of state Route 6 west of Chehalis. Her injuries were not serious, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

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Friday, October 12th, 2012
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Firefighters from Toledo, Winlock and Vader extinguished a mobile home fire yesterday. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 2

BATHROOM FIRE EMITS TOXIC SMOKE

• A Toledo-area home sustained significant damage when it caught fire yesterday afternoon, but nobody was home at the time and nobody was hurt, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. Firefighters called at 5:10 p.m. to the 200 block of Drews Prairie Road after a neighbor saw smoke were able to extinguish it fairly quickly, Fire Chief Grant Wiltbank said. However, it left significant smoke damage throughout the mobile home, he said. It appeared a hot water heater caught fire and it extended into a bathroom where among the burning materials were a fiberglass shower and tub surround causing what Wiltbank described as extremely acrid smoke. “I don’t believe there were any working smoke detectors,” he said. “If this had occurred in the night when people were asleep, it very easily could have been a fatal fire. The smoke was that toxic.”

CHILD STRUCK BY VEHICLE

• A 9-year-old boy struck by a vehicle in Centralia yesterday evening escaped with only minor injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers called just after 7 p.m. to the intersection of Yew and Mellen street learned the child was using a crosswalk and the driver said she did not see him because another vehicle blocked her view, according to police. She was issued a citation.

THEFT

• Police were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday when the victim of a Chehalis bicycle theft spotted their light-weight 10-speed racing bike being ridden through Centralia. An officer contacted the individual with the bike who said he’d bought it from someone, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. It was given back to its original owner, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Five hundred dollars worth of coins in a five gallon jug and two ounces of medical marijuana disappeared from a Winlock area home while its occupants were away earlier this week, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 58-year-old man and his wife returned home on the 100 block of Sweet Meadows Court Wednesday to find their bathroom window open and the items missing, the sheriff’s office reported. A deputy called yesterday about the break-in noted there is a person of interest, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Police arrested two individuals yesterday afternoon for forgery after they allegedly tried to pass a forged check at Wells Fargo Bank on Harrison Avenue in Centralia. April S. Ringo, 35, and Deonna A. Williams, 25, both of Centralia, were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Both are to be released without charges pending further investigation.

• Centralia police called just after 4 p.m. yesterday to a car prowl on South Washington Avenue and Pear Street learned a male on a bicycle had smashed out the car window with a rock and made off with a backpack.

DRUGS

• Alexander Cass, 52, of Burien was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after he was brought to the Lewis County Jail by the state Department of Corrections where a small baggie of the suspected drug was found in his sweatshirt yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TRESPASSING

• A 23-year-old Mineral resident arrested for trespassing on Wednesday after he admitted sleeping in someone else’s cabin was found yesterday hiding in a creek bed at another Mineral location – a place he’d been told to stay away from, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Noah W. Huckabee, currently a homeless person, was arrested again for trespass and again booked into jail, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• Three Chehalis-area residents were arrested for trespassing after an employee of Port Blakely Tree Farms found a small fire smoldering and connected it with a pickup which had been seen early yesterday morning on a logging road in the Curtis area. A deputy contacted the driver, Aaron D. Malone, who said he’d been sleeping, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. One of his passengers, Drake A. Lorber, said they were just chilling, the sheriff’s office reported. A 17-year-old girl with them was turned over to her father and the men were booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Malone was reportedly driving with a suspended license and Lorber was wanted on a Department of Corrections warrant, according to Brown. The private timberlands are closed due to high fire danger, Brown said.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2012

BULLYING AT THE PLAYGROUND

• Chehalis police called to Penny Playground yesterday afternoon by an individual who said three teenage girls were screaming and yelling at another girl for more than 30 minutes arrested the trio for disorderly conduct. The 15-year-old target of their discontent told an officer one of them had been bullying her for almost a year, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A 15-year-old and a pair of 14-year-olds, from Chehalis and Centralia, were cited and then released at the scene, Officer Linda Bailey said.

FULL MOON OVER CHEHALIS

• In the 12 hours that began about 4:30 p.m. yesterday, police in Chehalis were called to eight more incidents of people yelling, arguing or otherwise flipping out around town, including to the 400 block of North Market Boulevard in which the caller said a couple in the apartment above were throwing things at each other and a box of goldfish crackers came down at the caller from a window. None resulted in any arrests.

TAVERN TROUBLES

• When police responded to a complaint of assault at a Centralia bar around closing time last night, a 25-year-old man who allegedly kept shoving his phone in the officers’ faces was arrested for obstruction. Police Sgt. Kurt Reichert said the man was told it was fine to take video but he needed to step back and refused to do so. Patrick D. Eastman was cited for interfering and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue. Officers completed a report from a patron who said when an employee tried to take his drink away, the glass bumped him in the mouth. The matter is being passed along to the city attorney for evaluation of any possible charge, according to Reichert.

JEWELRY BOX GRABBED THROUGH WINDOW

• A 29-year-old Onalaska man was arrested for burglary after someone reported they saw him open a bedroom window, reach in and steal a jewelry box from a nightstand at the 200 block of Allison Road in Ethel. A deputy called at 10 a.m. yesterday to the home of his ex-girlfriend also noted a violation of a protection order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathan I. Shipp was located later elsewhere and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY IN SILVER CREEK

• A deputy took a report yesterday evening from the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Silver Creek about a burglary to a trailer belonging to a 67-year-old woman who is locked up in jail. It apparently occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MISSING

• A child’s clarinet was stolen at school, according to a report made to Centralia police yesterday morning from the 200 block of East Oakview Avenue.

CAR PROWL

• A stereo was reported stolen out of a vehicle on the 500 block of South Ash Street in Centralia yesterday. It apparently occurred overnight, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called just after 1 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl on Northeast Kresky Avenue.

• Police were called yesterday morning about windows being found broken out of a vehicle at the 1400 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia.

SUSPECTED DRUGS INSIDE JAIL, INMATE

• A 27-year-old inmate was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital for an “in-depth search and observation” after she allegedly introduced contraband into the jail. A deputy was informed yesterday morning that Jobie K. Watson was in a holding cell when a corrections officer heard a metal tin drop onto the floor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The officer entered and found half a tin, two pills and other unspecified personal items, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The hospital reported finding nothing, Brown said. The partially dissolved tablets are being sent in for analysis, according to Brown. Watson had been booked the night before for possession of methamphetamine.

METH ARREST

• A 28-year-old Randle man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when deputies were called to assist a Department of Corrections officer yesterday morning and an incident of an alleged violation of a protection order at the 300 block of Kiona Road in Randle. Eldon J. Purdy was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WRECK

• A 17-year-old Centralia girl was taken to the hospital with leg pain after she lost control of her vehicle and rolled it onto its top yesterday morning on the 200 block of Brim Road in  Onalaska. A deputy called to the scene about 7:45 a.m. cited her for speeds too fast, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

BOOZE RUN

• Chehalis police were called about 4:50 p.m. on Saturday to a report a young kid ran out of a store on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard with a bottle of vodka.

BIRD CALL

• Chehalis police were called on Friday morning to a report from Southeast Dobson Court where a female said she had a small bird stuck on a flypaper strip, which was injured.

BOOZE ROLL

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence when his vehicle left the roadway and landed on its top in a ditch along the 300 block of North Gold Street in Centralia early this morning. Officers called about 1:30 a.m. to the scene noted Justin T. Bresee and his passenger had only minor injuries.

VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• Centralia police were called to a minor injury collision just before 7 o’clock this morning when a vehicle ran into a utility pole on the 1600 block of Cooks Hill Road causing power lines to fall to the ground.

‘AWW, SHOOT’

• A sheriff’s deputy was called about 1 p.m. yesterday when a woman who followed a semi truck off the freeway to talk to the driver about a piece of rubber that flew off his truck pulled in behind him at National Frozen Foods in Chehalis and promptly found the big rig backing into the front of her Honda Civic. The 69-year-old woman from Vancouver said the debris had struck her vehicle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the Freightliner didn’t see her car when he backed to back up to straighten out his trailer, the sheriff’s office reported. No one was injured. The combined damage – to the Honda – was not yet known, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

NATIONAL FOREST FIRE WATCH

• Officials reported today that 70 personnel are working to stop the forest fire south of Packwood that began on a ridge called South Point. They are preparing Forest Service Road 2115 as a containment line between the blaze and Packwood, according to Gifford Pinchot National Forest spokesperson Ken Sandusky. The fire grew over the weekend to about 250 acres due to winds, according to the Forest Service. Sandusky noted 36 people are assigned to a fire in what he called the Mineral Block, which is now about 50 percent contained. Also in the Gifford Pinchot, some 229 people are working an ongoing fire on the southwest side of Mount Adams that has burned more than 20,000 acres. That blaze, dubbed the Cascade Creek Fire, showed no significant growth  yesterday, Sandusky reported.

RAIN COMING

• The Washington State Patrol is reminding motorists that with the coming rain will be extra slick roadways. Oils and various lubricants which have dripped from vehicles all summer long will be released once it rains and will spread over the roads, Trooper Guy Gill says. Gill recommends slowing down and increasing following distance to avoid wrecks. Driving too fast for road conditions is the most common driver error troopers see in collisions, according to Gill. The National Weather Service reports showers are likely on Friday from Pe Ell to Packwood.

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Monday, October 8th, 2012

Updated at 12:28 p.m.

RANDLE MAN THREATENED WITH SHOTGUN

• Two men were arrested last night after they reportedly used a shotgun and a chainsaw to encourage a Randle man to move away. Deputies called about 8 p.m. to the 100 block of Kiona Road were told the pair arrived uninvited to the trailer of the 45-year-old victim and that Lloyd J. Goble, 33, held a gun directly under the victim’s head trying to get him to move off the property. At the same time, Gabriel J. Smithers, 29, was outside cutting a cedar tree and threatening to drop it onto the trailer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. They were described as acquaintances, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. She wasn’t sure if either of the suspects had an ownership interest in the property or what their reasoning was. Two shots were fired before they left, Brown said. Goble, of Randle, and Smithers of Olympia, were subsequently located at the Big Bottom Bar and Grill in Randle and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault and burglary, Brown said.

CAR CRASHES INTO DRUG STORE

• A driver rammed into the side of the Rite Aid drug store in Centralia yesterday when she attempted to park and mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, according to Centralia police. Aid called to the scene at 1200 Harrison Avenue said nobody was hurt but the exterior wall was shoved in about a foot and it “knocked a bunch of product of the shelves.” The store remained open, according to Riverside Fire Authority’s Capt. Greg Schwartz.

BOOZE LIFTED AFTER BREAK-IN

• Someone broke into a distillery on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia and made off with a bottle of whiskey, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer who took the report yesterday morning concluded they threw a rock through the door sometime during the night.

KIDS, ALCOHOL AND FOOTBALL

• An underage girl and an underage boy were arrested for being in possession of alcohol on Friday night at a football game on the 2500 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia, according to police.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report on Friday from the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue about someone making fraudulent charges of about $100 on someone else’s credit card. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Centralia woman was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and heroin when she was arrested for a warrant about 12:30 p.m. yesterday at East Center Street and North Tower Avenue, according to police. Elizabeth J. Bowman was booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECKS

• An 81-year-old driver and his two passengers were hospitalized last night with what appeared to minor injuries when his brakes failed as he was rounding a curve on the 1000 block of Gore Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 1992 Toyota van hit several small trees and landed on its side, sustaining major damage, according to a deputy who arrived about 9:20 p.m.

• A 57-year-old Winlock man was driving too fast and under the influence when he totaled his car yesterday afternoon on state Route 505 about 10 miles out of Toledo, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called to the scene just before 5 p.m. reported Marc V. Raubuch was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control causing his 2000 Mercedes 320 to roll and come to rest in a field. Raubuch  was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital where he was treated and has been released, according to authorities.

• Two occupants of a Toyota Camry were treated at Providence Centralia Hospital following an early morning three-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 about five miles south of Chehalis yesterday, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 4:40 a.m. to the northbound lanes near milepost 70 indicated Aleksey T. Kozorezov, 79, of Bothell, lost control of his car and hit a Pontiac Grand Am driven by a Winlock woman and a big rig. He and his 34–year-old passenger, Andrey A. Kozorezov of Federal Way were transported to the hospital but have since been released, according to authorities. No other injuries or serious vehicle damage was indicated.

• A 44-year-old Ethel man was hospitalized with complaints of abdominal pain after a single-vehicle wreck on Saturday evening on the 400 block of Tucker Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver said he was eastbound when he lost control at a corner and ran into a tree, according to the sheriff’s office. His Dodge Dakota pickup suffered major damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 22-year-old woman escaped injury when she had a seizure and her car left the roadway off the 700 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia, traveling through a yard, a hedge and barbed wire fence before coming to rest in a pasture on Saturday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving to the scene about 10:20 a.m. noted nobody else was injured and the damage was minor. She taken to Providence Centralia Hospital for treatment of her seizure, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman was not cited but a driver re-evaluation form will be forwarded to the state Department of Licensing, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012

‘I SEE YOU’

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

ASSAULT WITH WOODEN ROD

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

ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO

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

THE GOOD STUFF IS GONE

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

DEER WRECK

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

CHIMNEY FIRE

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

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

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

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012

NINTENDO STOLEN

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

PAPER RACK VANISHES

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

ANGRY GRANDMA INVESTIGATED

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

DRUGS, DRUGS AND MORE DRUGS

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

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

THAT’S A FUNNY LOOKING BABY

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

DOG SAVES WOMAN FROM ATTACKER

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

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Mitchell W. Sinclair

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

ANGRY GIRLFRIEND BOOKED FOR BASEBALL BAT ASSAULT

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

THREAT WITH KNIFE LANDS MAN IN JAIL

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

VEHICLE VANDALIZED

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

WOMAN TAKEN FOR $175 “REPAIR”

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

CAR PROWL

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

OOPS

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

FRAUD INVESTIGATION

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

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

UNRULY PEOPLE

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

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

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

THEFT

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

FIRE FIGURED OUT

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

DEATH AT MOUNT RANIER LOOKOUT RULED SUICIDE

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

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Monday, October 1st, 2012

Updated

BITES

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

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

ROAD RAGE

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

OTHER RAGE

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

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

GROCERIES PILFERED

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

VEHICLE THEFT

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

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

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

CONCESSION THEFTS

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

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

OTHER THEFT

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

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

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

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

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

FUNNY MONEY

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

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

DRUGS

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

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

RVS BURN

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

SOUTH POINT FIRE STILL SMOKEY

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

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012

RUN, RUN, RUN … RUN AWAY

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

SCHOOL BUS HIT IN CENTRALIA

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

DRUGS

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

LEAKING LIQUID DRAWS LARGE RESPONSE TO STORAGE BUSINESS

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

WRECK

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

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Friday, September 28th, 2012

Updated at 6:34 p.m.

LAUREL HEDGE GOES UP IN FLAMES

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

BURGLARY

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

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

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

HIT AND RUN ARREST

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

DRUGS

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

WRECK

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

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

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

DISPLAY CASE AND CONTENTS BURGLED IN GALVIN

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

BAM

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

ATTEMPTED CAR PROWL

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

BAD BILLS

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

VANDALISM

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

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

BURGLARY

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

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

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

THEFT

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

WRECKS

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

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

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

STARING CLOWN KID

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

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

DETAINEE CLIMBS OUT OF PATROL CAR WINDOW

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

INDUSTRIAL WIRE THEFT

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

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

TIMBER TAKEN

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

ATV MISSING

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

DRUGS

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

CAR PROWL

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

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

VANDALISM

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

WRECK

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

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Monday, September 24th, 2012

AUTO THEFT

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

COPPER WIRE THEFT

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

LOTS OF DIFFERENT STUFF STOLEN

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

MOWERS MISSING

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

GARAGE THEFT

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

WHISKEY SHOPLIFTED

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

ASSAULT RIFLE AND SKATEBOARD

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

VEHICLE PROWL

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

DRUGS

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

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

VANDALISM

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

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

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

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

WRECKS

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

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

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