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Friday, January 13th, 2012

THEFT, THEFT AND MORE THEFT

• A 13-year-old boy was arrested for burglary yesterday after he allegedly stole a rifle, a bottle of vodka and two computers from a home on the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia. It happened sometime during the day yesterday and was reported about 6 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. Friends talking to friends led police to their suspect, who was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Officer John Panco.

• Police were called about 7:35 p.m. yesterday after an individual left his ATM card in a machine at a Centralia bank and then learned money was withdrawn from his account. The card was used at a second location as well, according to the Centralia Police Department. How much money was stolen and where it occurred was not revealed by police.

• A weed eater and a trimmer were taken from a shed on the 1400 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• Centralia police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday about the theft of mail from the 700 block of South Tower Avenue.

• Police were called about 7:30 a.m. today about a car prowl at the 400 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia.

• A third suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with three engines, a tractor blade and various scrap metal stolen Monday from the 1900 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel W. Slaven, 36, of Olympia, was contacted in Centralia yesterday and reportedly admitted helping load up the items and taking them to a recycling center in Centralia, sheriff’s detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and trafficking in stolen property, Breen said. Slaven was set to be released this afternoon without charges pending further investigation.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

HIT AND RUN AT BANK

• A 22-year-old Chehalis driver was arrested last night after reportedly crashing into a brick planter in front of Sterling Savings Bank and leaving a trail of bricks strewn up the block. It happened just before 7 p.m. at the 400 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis. No injuries were reported. Richard E. Engel was cited for hit and run and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCHOOL BUS AND JEEP COLLIDE

• Chehalis police were called a little after 4 p.m. yesterday to the intersection of 13th Street and William Avenue when a school bus and a Jeep Cherokee collided. There were no children on the bus and no injuries, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officer Linda Bailey said the bus was eastbound and preparing to turn left onto William when the driver of the Jeep  behind it tried to turn as well.

BURGLAR MAKES HIMSELF AT HOME

• Police were called to a residence on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue about 5:30 p.m. yesterday when a woman returned home after being away a couple of days and found it appeared someone had been staying there, according to Centralia police. A computer was missing. It’s not clear how the intruder got inside, Officer John Panco said.

ENGINES STOLEN

• Two Centralia residents were arrested yesterday in connection with three engines and various scrap metal stored under a tree on property on the 1900 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia that were stolen on Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested and booked yesterday for second-degree theft were Jordan C. Yocum, 28 and Daniel G. Church, 50, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies are looking for a third suspect. The loss is estimated at $1,100.

‘SOMEONE’S BEEN LOGGING ON MY PROPERTY’

• A 48-year-old Winlock man was arrested yesterday in connection with someone cutting down maple trees on 65 acres near Toledo owned by an Onalaska man. A deputy was called Tuesday to the 200 block of Bill Creek Road when a neighbor observed someone using a chainsaw on the property and took down a license plate, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Dave W. Sohrakoff was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday for first-degree malicious mischief, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The loss of six trees is estimated at $6,000, Brown said.

UNRULY RESIDENT ARRESTED

• A 68-year-old resident of an “assisted care facility” in Centralia was arrested after police were called yesterday afternoon and told he was being disorderly. An officer called about 2:45 p.m. to the location on the 900 block of South Schueber Road reported when an officer tried to talk with Donald L. Cowan, he refused to answer and when an officer tried to detain him, Cowan tried to get away, Officer John Panco said. Cowan was arrested for disorderly conduct and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Updated at 5:50 p.m.

STOLEN TRUCK

• Police were called to the 800 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon about a stolen truck and trailer. The vehicle is a red 1993 Chevrolet with a license plate reading A05994P, according to the Centralia Police Department. The license on the car trailer is 7933UY.

SHED BURGLARY

• Police were called just after 10 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia where a shed had been broken into. The victim did not know if anything was missing, according to police.

FRAUD

• Centralia police are investigating after a call yesterday from an individual who said someone wrote a fraudulent check on his disabled brother’s account for $86.

STOLEN BICYCLE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office took a report yesterday of a bike stolen from where it had been parked at a church on the 1000 block of Boistfort Road sometime between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. a week earlier.

DRUGS

• A 20-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with a police officer about 8:30 p.m. yesterday at the 500 block of South King Street in Centralia. Tanner Z.R. Russell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 42-year-old driver from Ketchikan, Alaska stopped for speeding on Interstate 5 in Chehalis was booked into the Lewis County Jail early Tuesday after troopers found more than four and half pounds of marijuana and more than a half pound of dry hashish in his vehicle. John D. Murphy was traveling 80 mph in a 70 mph zone and when he rolled down his window, a trooper smelled the “distinct oder of fresh marijuana,” according to charging documents. Murphy was arrested and then charged later Tuesday with felony possession of marijuana, according to charging documents. The traffic stop was just before 1 a.m. near milepost 76, according to Trooper Ryan Tanner. Murphy said he was traveling to Mount Hood and a friend had left a bag in his vehicle, charging documents say. Bail was set at $10,000.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

DRUGS

• A 40-year-old woman and  48-year-old man were arrested for possession of methamphetamine after they were detained on outstanding warrants about 2:45 a.m. today on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Felicia F. Harris, of Centralia, and Gregory A. Brown, from Castle Rock, were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. They are being released with no charges pending further investigation.

• A 33-year-old Rochester man was arrested about 4:45 p.m. yesterday at the 500 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis for a suspended license warrant and possession of suspected heroin was booked into the Lewis County Jail, and released a few hours later.

• A 27-year-old woman from Auburn was arrested for alleged illegal possession of prescription morphine and other drugs following a traffic stop on Friday night at the 1100 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Jennifer D. Anderson was released without charges pending further investigation.

• The case of a 28-year-old Centralia woman was referred for a possible charge of possession of heroin following a traffic stop about 4:15 p.m. on Friday at the 400 block of South Market Avenue in Chehalis, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• A cup holder containing some change was stolen from a vehicle parked on the 1900 block of Southwest Snively Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 6:30 a.m. today. The vehicle may have been left unlocked, police were told.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart on Friday morning where someone had smashed out the window of a vehicle parked there overnight, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CRASH

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a 51-year-old Randle man was unhurt but intoxicated when he rolled his Chevrolet pickup truck off the 600 block of Cispus Road in Randle just before 2 o’clock on Saturday morning. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and James J. Sharples was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012

HOUSE WARMING INTERRUPTED

• A 77-year-old woman’s Toledo-area barn was apparently home – even if only briefly – to an otherwise homeless person who was arrested Saturday for allegedly making and using a fire pit inside of it. A deputy called early Saturday morning to the 100 block of state Route 506 noted what looked like a bed of hay and a smoldering pit just feet from a stack of firewood, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The fire was extinguished. The woman said she had seen smoke coming from the barn the day before as well, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. An arriving officer detained a man covered in ashes who smelled of smoke and was walking away from the area, Brown said. Forty-nine-year-old Hoa Minh Trang was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for trespass and reckless burning, according to the sheriff’s office.

BAD HOST

• A 34-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for second-degree assault after he allegedly pointed a shotgun in a friend’s face and then fired it into the floor toward the friend’s feet at an Adna home over the weekend. It happened Saturday on the 200 block of Bunker Creek Road and both men were believed to be intoxicated, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Evans was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday, also for unlawful possession of a firearm, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

ASSAULT

• A 51-year-old Winlock man was arrested after he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the head at least 10 times and pushed her down early on Sunday morning at the 700 block of Frost Road in Winlock. A deputy was called to Providence Centralia Hospital where the woman was being treated and Gerald W. Allison was subsequently arrested for second-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The woman had a possible broken finger as well as bruises, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

IDENTITY THEFT

• Centralia police took a report on Saturday from a woman who told them her sister used her name during a traffic stop six month’s ago that led to the victim’s license being suspended. The case is under investigation, according to police.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 8:20 a.m. yesterday about a gray 1993 Honda Accord stolen from the 1800 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia.

• A deputy was called to the 200 block of Dorning Drive in Winlock on Saturday after a 70-year-old man discovered his bottle of Hydrocodone tablets was empty. He had no idea where the 42 pills had gone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’ Office.

• A 2500 watt Coleman generator was reported stolen from a vacation cabin on the 100 block of Rainier Vista Drive in Mineral sometime between Dec. 6 and Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning.

• A burglary was reported about 3 p.m. on Friday at a home on the 1100 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Exactly what was taken wasn’t available at the time, according to police.

• Centralia police took a report on Friday about copper pipes removed from a vacant residence on the 1000 block of South Pearl Street sometime since August.

• A snowboard went missing from a garage on the 900 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia sometime in the previous two weeks, according to a report made to Centralia police yesterday morning.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday that a vehicle had been rummaged through at the 300 block of West Pine Street in Centralia.

DRUGS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a deputy learned over the weekend who had been causing all the damage at the Packwood Fire Department over the previous month – a 45-year-old local man who said he didn’t have a problem with the fire department, he was only trying to quiet the voices in his head. A suspected meth pipe was found in his vehicle when he was pulled over on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss to the fire district is estimated at $4,300, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The office is referring the case for possible charges of three counts of malicious mischief.

• A 52-year-old Randle man was arrested for possession of heroin after contact with a police officer about 12:40 a.m. today on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Brian E. Bridges was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and outstanding warrants after contact with a police officer on the 2300 block of North Pearl Street about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Christopher A. Caulfield was booked into the  Lewis County Jail, according to police.

WRECKS

• A 31-year-old Toledo man was arrested for hit and run last night after he reportedly drove into a neighbor’s fence and drove away, but left his license plate behind. A deputy called just after 9 p.m. to the 200 block of Collins Road outside Toledo tracked the plate to Aaron R. McKenzie, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. McKenzie was cited and then released.

• A driver reportedly avoided any injury when he totaled his car crashing it into a tree on the 100 block of Coal Creek Road in Chehalis on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called about 11:15 a.m. to the scene reported the 19-year-old Bellingham resident was given a citation, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

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Friday, January 6th, 2012

DRUGS

• A 44-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine last night in Centralia, according to police. Ronnie L. Lawrence was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer about 7:15 p.m. at North Gold Street and Roswell Road,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Lawrence’s case was also referred for a potential charge of driving under the influence, according to police.

• A 50-year-old Rochester man was booked for possession of controlled substance after a traffic stop about 9 o’clock last night at Southwest 11th Street and Cascade Avenues in Chehalis. Stephen D. Gentz was found to have a warrant and a syringe was subsequently found on him, according to police. A drug dog “alerted” on is car and a search turned up some “crystalline matter and some vegetable matter”, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT

• Grounding wire was cut from a power pole at the 1000 block of Davis Lake Road in Morton, according to a report made to the sheriff’s office yesterday. It happened sometime between Dec. 1 and yesterday. The loss is estimated at $150, according to the Lewis County Sherif’s Office.

• Centralia police were called about 10:50 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of North Tower Avenue where someone had broken out a window of a vehicle and stolen an HP laptop computer.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012
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Firefighters used water and foam to extinguish a burning truck on Interstate 5 north of Toledo. / Courtesy photo by District 5 Chief Eric Linn

TRUCK FIRE SLOWS TRAFFIC ON I-5

• Firefighters called about 1 p.m. today to Interstate 5 just north of the Winlock-Toledo interchange found the cab of a semi-truck fully engulfed in flames, but the driver had already exited the vehicle. Nobody was injured, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. The northbound lanes were shut down to just one lane until the fire was knocked down, Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. Jacobson said he did not know what ignited the blaze.

THEFT

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a burglary at the 100 block of Lacey Lane near Toledo in which an estimated $2,300 of valuables were stolen. Taken sometime since last Thursday were a 3000-watt generator, a John Deere mower, a Franklin wood stove, a camp griddle and other items, according to the Lewis County Sherif’s Office.

• A brass plumbing fixture was stolen when someone broke into an unoccupied house on the 1000 block of Roosevelt Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Police were called yesterday morning about an apartment burglary on the 3000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia where appliances and unspecified fixtures were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Somebody snipped neutral lines inside locked junction boxes to shut off power before stealing copper wire south of Glenoma early yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sherif’s Office. It happened sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. along Conlay Road, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. It also started a small fire, she said. The loss, including 24 feet of wire, amounts to about $5,800, Brown said.

• Centralia police were called yesterday evening about the theft of a wallet from a locker at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia.

• Chehalis police were called just before 3 a.m. today to the parking lot at Wal-Mart on Northwest Louisiana Avenue where a driver found someone had tried to break in to his car. An old worn out gold Honda key as found in the passenger door of the parked Honda, the window was down a little bit and there some damage but it didn’t appear they got inside, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue when a woman returned to her vehicle after paying for her gasoline and discovered her purse with a large amount of cash was missing. She said she might have left her door open a bit and wasn’t positive it happened there, police said.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 9:30 a.m. yesterday of a window being broken out of a vehicle at the 200 block of East Summa Street.

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

THEFT

• A deputy was called about 2 o’clock this morning to the 2200 block of Seminary Hill Road outside Centralia where someone stole $900 out of an unlocked parked truck. Also missing was an Eclipse CD player and CDs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Morton police reported yesterday a purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 400 block of Second Street sometime before 3 p.m. on Dec. 27. The loss is estimated at $50.

• Tools and gasoline were stolen from a city of Toledo shop on the 1100 block of state Rout 505, according to a report made yesterday morning to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also taken in the burglary that occurred sometime since Dec. 30 was a “Chicago” welder belonging to a city employee valued at $220, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Someone stole a $1,000 solar panel from a flashing a school zone speed sign in Boistfort, again, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. It happened sometime between Thursday and Friday, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown, and happened before in mid-August.

VANDALISM

• Somebody shot two pellet holes into a window at the Onalaska School District Office on the 500 block of Carlisle Avenue sometime between Dec. 20 and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 31-year-old man for possession of heroin after contact on the 500 block of Northeast Washington Avenue in Centralia about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Eathon A. Wesen, no hometown noted, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SMOKE IN HOUSE, NEW FIRE CHIEF

• Lewis County Fire District 6 called about 7:45 a.m. today to a house on the 600 block of Logan Hill Road outside Chehalis found a malfunctioning heat pump that spread light smoke throughout the home, according to new Fire Chief Tim Kinder. Kinder, 49, said this morning he took on the new role in the middle of last month after 10 years as a firefighter-paramedic with the mostly volunteer department. Kinder has been a paramedic for 27 years.

TRIPLE-FATALITY: DRIVER INTOXICATED

• The Grays Harbor County Coroner said the driver in the New Year’s Eve day crash that left him and two others dead died from blunt force injuries, but alcohol intoxication as well as cardiovascular disease were significant conditions that contributed to Gregory D. Martin’s death. Martin, 49, was driving a small pickup truck along the 400 block of Brooklyn Road west of Oakville when it ran off the road into some trees. Dead at the scene were Martin, of Rochester; Travis W. Bennett, 26, and Jessica L. Brick, 22, both of Centralia. Passenger Colleen L. Stuart, 49, of Rochester, was flown to to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the 5 p.m. wreck, but has been released. Coroner Dan Burns said he wouldn’t know the level of alcohol in Martin’s system until after toxicology reports come back.

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Deputy Chris Fulton, right, and Ransom pose with cash and drugs found in a vehicle on Saturday in Ethel. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Sheriff's Office

DRUGS, DRUGS, DRUGS

• Eight thousand dollars cash wrapped with a rubber band and six and half ounces of suspected methamphetamine were seized after a 31-year-old Chehalis man was contacted by a deputy on Saturday afternoon at the 700 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. John D. Lopez was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession with intent to deliver and violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Lopez was contacted during a traffic stop regarding a possible malicious mischief, Brown said. Deputy Chris Fulton and Ransom, the sheriffs office’s fairly new 2-year-old drug-detecting Shepherd-mix canine have only been working together a few weeks and Ransom “alerted” on the scent of drugs in the car which was subsequently searched. Lopez’s vehicle was also seized.

• A quarter pound of suspected methamphetamine was found after a 35-year-old Chehalis man was stopped for driving with a suspended license in Centralia last night, according to police. A drug dog called after the incident about 9:15 p.m. on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue sniffed around and the four ounces of suspected drugs were discovered in a a backpack in the trunk, according to police Sgt. Carl Buster. Jose F. Lopez Jr. was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession with intent to deliver, according to Centralia police.

• A 29-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing a large amount of narcotics from the Onalaska veterinary clinic where she worked. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said Melissa Jo Baier, employed at the Timberland Veterinary Clinic between October of 2010 and last month, stole more than 2,800 tablets of a drug called “Tussigon.” The Onalaska resident was arrested late Saturday afternoon for first-degree theft, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. The value of the missing medications is estimated at more than $2,000, Brown said.

• Steven P. Kirby, 35, of Centralia, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana when he was contacted by police about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Sixth Street viaduct in Centralia, according to police. After a struggle, Kirby was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia police.

• A 41-year-old driver was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on the 100 block of Cope Road in Winlock about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A small baggie of suspected meth was found on the vehicle’s transmission “hump”, according to the sheriff’s office. Kelly W. Benefield was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He is being released with no charges.

• A 28-year-old Rochester man was arrested for violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act after a traffic stop about 9:45 p.m. Friday at the 3700 block of Harrison Avenue outside Centralia. David L. Denton was found to have a baggie of prescription pills in his pocket, plus a small amount of marijuana, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WRECKS

• A 31-year-old Randle man was arrested for eluding after an attempted traffic stop near the 900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia about 12:20 a.m. on Sunday. Centralia police reported the driver sped through a parking lot, crashed his vehicle onto a sidewalk and then fled on foot, leaving his passengers behind. A police dog sniffed out a jacket Robert J. Spradlin reportedly dropped and followed its scent down the block to where Spradlin was walking “like nothing happened,” according to the Centralia Police Department. Police say he fought and resisted, fearing arrest because he was driving with a suspended license and was under the influence of drugs. Spradlin was booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempting to elude, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A pair of Puyallup residents escaped serious injuries when the GMC Yukon they were traveling in spun out on some ice, went over an embankment and struck a tree near Packwood on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called just before 11 a.m. to the Butter Creek Bridge on the 400 block of Cannon Road found the vehicle sustained major damage but the 39-year-old driver and her 41-year-old passenger declined aid, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called just before 4:15 a.m. today about a stereo stolen out of a vehicle on the 1400 block of Lewis Street.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, NOW GET DOWN!

• Chehalis police were called just after midnight Sunday to a home on Southwest Fourth Street when four small children were seen playing on the roof. A warning was issued.

LOST AND FOUND

• Search and rescue personnel joined members of three fire departments when a 5-year-old girl was reported missing on Sunday afternoon from a trailer park on the 2900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Silver Creek. The child was found about 45 minutes later hiding under a tarp in the park, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of South Pearl Street around 9:30 a.m. yesterday about a burglary to a shed. Somebody cut a lock and stole a compressor, a ‘reciprocating” saw and other tools, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WITNESS TAMPERING

• One of the individuals charged last week with dealing methamphetamine in the east end of Lewis County was back in front of a judge yesterday after allegedly scaring an informant in the case. James D. Hamrick, 29, was charged with witness tampering. Lewis County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher said Hamrick made a phone call from the jail to someone wanting the informant to be picked up and taken somewhere. “He’s now in hiding and we’re real concerned about the “CI’s” safety in the case,” Meagher told the judge. Hamrick was charged last week with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to deliver. He is already being held on $50,000 bail, but yesterday Judge Richard Brosey ordered him held on the new charge on $100,000 bail.

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Friday, December 30th, 2011

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning reported they are investigating the theft of approximately $19,000 worth of jewelry from a residence on Bearview Drive east of Chehalis. It happened sometime between October and Dec. 17, according to the sheriff’s office. No other details were released.

• Someone stole the heater out of “Santa’s House” on the 300 block of Spooner Road outside Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the address learned that the 150,000 BTU kerosene space heater went missing sometime between 3 p.m. and midnight on Christmas Eve, according to the sheriff’s office. Santa’s House is a holiday display on the edge of the property where the item was stored, sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

• Centralia police were called to the 800 block of South Tower Avenue about 5 p.m. Tuesday regarding a burglary to a garage. The case is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Some 50 feet of copper wire was cut down from power poles between Randle and Morton sometime between Dec. 22 and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss the Lewis County PUD is estimated at $800.

FAKE PRESCRIPTION

• Police were called to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to a report of forged prescriptions.

VANDALISM

• A deputy took a report yesterday about two tires being punctured last night on Central Avenue in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

CHRISTMAS DAY FIRE CHASES WINLOCK COUPLE OUTSIDE

• A Winlock couple awoke Christmas morning to a house filled with smoke and a fire burning items next to their gas fireplace. Firefighters from Lewis County Fire District 15 and three neighboring departments called about 5:30 a.m. to the single-story home on the 1100 block of Mill Street knocked down the flames fairly quickly, keeping the fire damage to a minimum, according to Firefighter Patrick Jacobson. However, the home sustained a lot of smoke damage, he said. No injuries were reported. The cause isn’t yet known, he said.

DRUGS

• A call about a man with a knife trying to break into a trailer on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia early yesterday ended with an arrest for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers called just before 3 a.m. reported that Jerome A. Markert, 36, threw down the knife, fled on foot and then fought with police when he was caught. Police say he also he also tossed a set of scales while he was being chased. Markert, a Chehalis resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 21-year-old Pe Ell resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday evening after police contacted what they described as a suspicious vehicle in a motel parking lot on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia. A drug sniffing dog from Winlock “alerted” on the vehicle, according to police and a subsequent search turned up drugs. Tyler P. Chavez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police arrested a 48-year-old Olympia man around 8 p.m. on Sunday at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia for a warrant and then possession of suspected methamphetamine and heroin with intent to deliver, according to the Centralia Police Department. Donald L. Peters was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A traffic stop about 10 p.m. on Saturday at Mellen Street and Interstate 5 ended with two individuals getting arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to Centralia police.  Frank L. Mako, 27, of Chehalis, and Ashley A. Guntrum, 25, of Centralia, were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 26-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver after a traffic stop about 2 a.m. on Saturday along the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis, according to police. Douglas M. Capelli was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• A Matthews compound bow, a Mead telescope and a baby monitor were reported missing after a burglary on the 100 block of Kiona Road outside Randle, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. It happened sometime between 7 p.m. on Sunday and 5:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $2,100.

• Police were called about 1 a.m. on Saturday about a residential burglary on Southwest 13th Street in Chehalis. Among the items missing were a television, a game system and a laptop computer, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Police were called on Saturday to the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia about an overnight burglary to a garage. Among the items missing were a table saw and a chain saw, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning from the 1700 block of Midway Court where someone had broken into a truck over the weekend and stolen the battery and about four gallons of gas.

• Police called about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of North Rock Street in Centralia were told a laptop computer was stolen from a vehicle.

• A GPS device, CDs and other items were reported missing from a car prowl on the 3000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia on Saturday.

VANDALISM

• Two young women were jailed after allegedly taking baseball bats to a car early Saturday on the 400 block of Oakview Avenue East in Centralia. A deputy called about 4 a.m. was told the vandalism to the 1997 Buick Park Avenue was related to an argument over an ex-boyfriend, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested and booked into the Lewis County jail for first-degree malicious mischief were Melissa R. Salazar, 20, and Mariann J. Hylton, 23, both of Centralia, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called Saturday morning to the 700 block of G Street in Centralia where someone had broken the windows out a vehicle.

• Chehalis police were called Friday to Southwest William Avenue and a complaint someone had thrown pudding on a house.

BARTENDER ASSAULTED

• A 33-year-old Centralia resident was arrested after an incident just before 2 a.m. on Saturday a the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia in which police were told he refused to pay his tab and took a swing at a bartender. Shane P. Harless reportedly left the bar and was later located by police. Harless was booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor assault and third-degree theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OCTOBER CRANE ACCIDENT IN DRYAD PROMPTS CITATION

• The state Department of Labor and Industries fined another state agency after concluding the October accident in which a crane tipped over as it was removing the temporary bridge in the Dryad-Meskill was caused by failing to deploy the outriggers to the crane. Inspectors found the operator was attempting to lift a 577-pound section of the so-called Bailey Bridge, with the boom extended out about 77 feet, according to a Labor and Industries spokesperson. The state Department of Transportation was fined $4,550 and has appealed the citation, according to spokesperson Hector Castro. KOMOnews.com reported at the time three workers suffered minor injuries.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2011

MAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER TENINO ATTACK WITH BAT

• A pair of Tenino men were jailed overnight after allegedly beating a 25-year-old man and hitting him in the head with a baseball bat. It happened about 12:45 a.m. on the 2800 block of Angus Drive Southeast outside Tenino, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, a 25-year-old Lacey resident, was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia where he was treated and has been released, the sheriff’s office reported. Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Brady said the two confronted the victim about some “unkind things” said about his ex-girlfriend. The sheriff’s office said they met up with the victim as he was leaving his father’s residence and hit him, bit him and broke a window out of his vehicle before striking him with the aluminum bat. Arrested and booked into the Thurston County Jail for second-degree assault were Joel E. Lewis, 29, and Richard A. Mickelson, 27, both of Tenino, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

SANTA, REINDEER, TREE STOLEN FROM CENTRALIA YARD

• Centralia police were called about 9:40 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of East Fourth Street where someone had made off with several outdoor Christmas decorations including a lighted metal reindeer, an inflatable Santa snow globe and an inflatable tree which Santa pops out of, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called about 11 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of L Street in Centralia about a Browning 9 mm handgun taken from a vehicle.

• Archery equipment valued at $700 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Southwest 10th Street in Chehalis, according to a report taken yesterday morning by police. Missing is a Matthews Reezen bow and attachments.

• Centralia police took a report about 1:40 a.m. today about the theft of a camera from a vehicle yesterday.

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday by an individual who learned that someone had created their own checks using the routing number for his Chehalis-based bank account. A small amount of money was stolen before the account was closed, according to police.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a head-on collision yesterday evening at Graf and Scammon Creek roads outside Centralia was caused by a 73-year-old Centralia man driving under the influence. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be checked out so he was referred for a charge of DUI and not jailed, according to the sheriff’s office. There were no injuries but his truck was described as totaled and the other vehicle sustained major damage, according to the deputy’s report.

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

FIRE CLAIMS SALKUM HOUSE, PETS

• A Salkum family escaped a fire last night that destroyed their home and killed several pets. Firefighters from three departments called about 12:20 a.m. to the 100 block of Orchard Drive off Spencer Road found the two-story house fully engulfed in flames, according to Lewis County Fire District 8 Assistant Chief Don Taylor. It was an open loft-type construction so the fire had a lot of room to build, Taylor said. It was finally contained after about two hours, he said. One woman trying to get her animals out suffered smoke inhalation, but didn’t want to go the hospital, according to Taylor. Two other adults and three small children were fine, he said. A Labrador dog and one cat got out, but four small dogs were found deceased under a bed, he said. There was one bright spot, according to Taylor. “We assumed because of the intensity of the fire all the unaccounted-for pets had perished” but beneath the pile of dogs, a cat was found alive, he said. Firefighters administered oxygen to the singed cat and this morning it was going to be taken to a veterinarian, he said. The fire seemed to have begun in the garage area, he said.

ONALASKA PANTRY FIRE EXTINGUISHED

• Firefighters were called just before 1 o’clock this morning to a home off Middle Fork Road in Onalaska where wood stove ashes had begun smoldering in a waste basket in a pantry. A father got the family outside safely and the damage was minimal, Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner said.

THEFT

• A deputy took a report yesterday of several thousand dollars worth of tools and various equipment stolen from an outbuilding on the 5500 block of Jackson Highway near Toledo, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It occurred sometime between Monday and Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A Playstation and a compressor were among the items missing after a burglary to a house and garage on the 300 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. It was reported at noon time yesterday.

• A Centralia man who got up early yesterday morning to walk his dog discovered both his $8,000 mower and the car trailer it had been loaded onto missing. A deputy called about 7 a.m. to the 1500 block of South Schueber Road was told they had been parked in front of the man’s shop the night before. The mower is red and the home made trailer is 18-feet long and black, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police took a report of a vehicle prowl to a motor home yesterday evening from the 1100 block of Crosby Avenue.

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SEEKING SHELTER IN TRAVEL TRAILER

• A 46-year-old woman was arrested overnight after she broke into a travel trailer in Centralia apparently seeking a warm place to stay, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police called just after midnight to the 300 block of North Iron Street found a heater inside had been turned on but nothing missing. Lisa A. Palmer, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to police.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND STUCK ON RAILROAD TRACKS

• A 70-year-old driver was arrested after he somehow got his vehicle stuck on railroad tracks in Centralia and was found to be driving under the influence of drugs. Police called about 7:15 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Tower Avenue booked James G. Hangartner into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THREE-YEAR-OLD PEDESTRIAN SURVIVES NEAR MISS BY PASSING VEHICLE

• A toddler escaped injury yesterday when she apparently got out of her father’s hand stepped into a Centralia street and was brushed by a passing vehicle. Police and aid called about 6:50 p.m. to Main and Rock streets said the 3-year-old girl was unhurt. The “bump” apparently spun her around but didn’t knock her down, Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Ken Colombo said. The driver was not cited, according to police.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

THEFT

• A pair of teenage brothers were arrested yesterday for second-degree burglary after they allegedly crawled through the  window of a neighbor’s mobile home in Centralia. Police, called about 12:30 p.m. to the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue, were told the boys were looking for batteries for a “remote control something”, police said. The 14-year-old and his 15-year-old brother were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center.

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to the 100 block of Sunnyside Drive in Centralia where a .22 caliber rifle had been stolen from a vehicle overnight. The missing gun is a Winchester 77, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report yesterday of a vehicle prowl on the 1000 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia in which a purse had been stolen  last Thursday. The vehicle had been unlocked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER QUITS AFTER ALCOHOL TEST

• Police were called after a Chehalis school bus driver finished her morning route reportedly smelling of alcohol last week. The driver, identified as a 58-year-old woman who has been driving a school bus for more than 20 years, resigned rather than be fired, Chehalis School District Superintendent Ed Rothlin said today. While she lost her job, she’s not likely to be arrested for driving under the influence because there was quite a time delay in the reporting, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Two employees reported to the transportation supervisor the driver smelled of alcohol about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday and the driver was taken for a blood alcohol test in which she tested somewhere between .04 and .08, according to police and the school district. Rothlin didn’t divulge what the level was but said the drug and alcohol policy is strictly enforced and anything above .04 is grounds for discipline. Police weren’t called until about 11 a.m., after the driver had been tested and allowed to go home, according to Deputy Chief Randy Kaut. The school board held a special meeting on Friday to accept her resignation, Rothlin said.

FIGHTS

• A scuffle in a parking lot about 2 o’clock this morning on the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia ended with two reportedly intoxicated individuals arrested, a man for assaulting his girlfriend and the girlfriend for grabbing the officer to get the officer off her boyfriend, according to police. Police were called at about 2:10 a.m. when witnesses observed 27-year-old Darrell S. Maxfield assault a woman, according to the Centralia Police Department. Maxfield refused to comply with orders and was taken to the ground and the female repeated came at the officer, according to police. The un-named woman was booked for third-degree assault and Maxfield was booked for fourth-degree assault, according to Centralia Police Department.

• A 47-year-old Packwood man reportedly “squared off” with police and wound up getting taken to the ground and Tased yesterday evening on the 500 block of North Pearl Street,  according to Centralia Police Department. Charles A. Park was booked into the Lewis County Jail after the approximately 5 p.m. incident that involved a warrant arrest, according to police.

• A woman arrested for possession of marijuana after trying to pick a fight on the 400 block of West Third Street in Centralia last night was subsequently also arrested for second-degree malicious mischief when she used the backseat of a patrol car for a toilet, according to police. Lisa A. Palmer, 46, of Oakville,  was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia Police Department. The patrol car was taken out of service so it could be sanitized, according to police. She was released without charging.

RESTAURANT CASH AND CHECKS STOLEN

• Police were called yesterday evening after two purses containing thousands of dollars in cash as well as customers checks were stolen from a restaurant on the 600 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. A group of people had come in to the Ocean Sky inquiring about banquet facilities and it seems it they could have been intentionally distracting the employee while the purses were snagged, according to Chehalis police.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: MOSSY STORE BURGLARIES SOLVED

• Four teenage boys are facing arrest for two August break-ins at a Mossyrock-area store in which cash, boxes of candy, cans of Monster energy drinks were stolen, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. Deputies followed up on local rumors and found a 14-year-old and three 15-year-olds who admitted to the burglaries at the Mossyrock Park store and cafe on the 200 block of Ajlune Road, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated to as much as $2,500, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The case is being referred for possible charges, Brown said.

FRIEND EMPTIES, THEN REFILLS  MAN’S BANK ACCOUNT

• A 35-year-old Centralia man was arrested for 13 counts of forgery following a report taken Monday from a longtime friend and former roommate on West Roanoke Street that his checking account had been emptied. The victim thought the checks had been stolen sometime since Nov. 1, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When Beau J. Armstrong was arrested, a deputy learned he had just deposited $3,225 into the account, possibly to cover up what he had done, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Armstrong was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Brown said.

SISTER TAKES WOMAN’S CHECKS

• Tracy L. McPherson, 41, was arrested Thursday for second-degree theft after allegedly stealing a checkbook from her sister’s Onalaska home and writing some two dozen checks at grocery stores and Home Depot, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday. She said she was paying off debts, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

THEFT

• Centralia police on Friday took a report of a missing bank deposit bag containing more than $1,000. A business from out of the area contacted police about the possible theft after the money was not deposited into a Centralia bank, police said. The case is under investigation.

• Unspecified household items were stolen in a burglary at the 1100 block of Mellen Street in Centralia which was reported about 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

•  A 1991 Ford Ranger was reported stolen sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday from the 900 block of state Route 7 outside Morton, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck has a license plates reading B744058, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 2003 Ford F350 pickup stolen from the 300 block of Newaukum Valley Road outside Chehalis was found stuck in a creek off the same road on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A Chehalis man called the sheriff’s office on Friday when he spotted his stolen utility trailer being pulled behind a pickup at the Rock Shop in Ethel and the truck was subsequently stopped on the 800 block of Gish Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. David Shive, 51, of Toledo, told the deputy he’d borrowed in from a friend on Tucker Road but the friend said he didn’t know anything about that, according to the sheriff’s office. Shive was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.

• Three surveillance cameras were reported stolen from a business and apartment building on the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

• Police were called about 5:20 p.m. yesterday to a car prowl on the 500 block of West Third Street in Centralia.

• Keys and a knife were reported stolen from a vehicle on the 100 block of Jalyn Street in Centralia on Friday afternoon.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Centralia woman was arrested about 8:30 p.m. yesterday for possession of methamphetamine, according to Centralia Police Department. Ericka D. Romero was booked into jail following her contact with police at Mellen and Alder streets, according to police.

• A 53-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methadone and unspecified prescription pills following a traffic stop on the 500 block of South Rock Street in Centralia yesterday evening. Anthony L. Pender was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia Police Department.

• A 24-year-old Rochester woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Saturday night in Centralia, according to police. Shanna M. Rogers was booked into the Lewis County Jail following her contact with an officer on the 100 block of North Pearl Street, according to Centralia Police Department.

• A 44-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Friday morning after contact with an officer at the 1300 block of Bayne Street in Centralia, according to police. Sara M. DeSalvo was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia Police Department.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

• Eight individuals were arrested when deputies broke up a Friday night underage drinking party at a rock pit off Evans Road near Toledo, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Several people took off on foot but others, ages 17 to 20, were issued citations for being minors in possession of alcohol, according to the sheriff’s office.

JEWELRY STORE LOSS ABOUT $40,000

• Some $40,000 in jewelry was stolen from the antique store in Centralia that was burglarized last week, according to Centralia police. A witness who heard the alarm about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue saw two males carrying items out of the shop and putting them in a silver sport utility vehicle, according to Centralia police. A police pursuit on northbound Interstate 5 reached speeds of more than 100 mph and continued north. The license plate of the suspect SUV turned out to have been stolen several blocks away from the jewelry store, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

DRUGS

• A 19-year-old Tumwater man was arrested for alleged drug dealing after he called police yesterday to report he’d been ripped off, according to Centralia Police Department. Kamron C. Cook, 19, contacted police about 1:35 p.m. yesterday in connection with a theft connected with the 3000 block of Borst Avenue according to police. Cook told police he met with an individual to sell a portion of his medical marijuana, saying he only needs half of what he gets and he sells the other half to make money. Police say Cook showed officers the marijuana he retained for himself as well as his scale and packaging materials and then was surprised to learn it is illegal to sell marijuana. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession with intent to deliver, according to the Centralia Police Department. Details about exactly what was stolen were not readily available.

• The Washington State Patrol reported yesterday a pair of cousins from Winlock and Chehalis were arrested after a traffic stop in which suitcases containing approximately six pounds of marijuana were found in the trunk of their car. It happened about 10:15 a.m. last Thursday on Interstate 5 near LaBree Road, according to the state patrol. A drug detection dog found the drugs in the 1994 Ford Mustang, the state patrol reported. Gregory S. Carlile, 28, of Chehalis and Jonathan M. Carlile, 39, of Winlock, were booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver according to the state patrol.

• Centralia police reported yesterday they arrested a 27-year-old Centralia woman for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant the night before at Johnson Road and Harrison Avenue. Samantha J. Tanori, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Robert P. Penfield, 56, of Centralia, was arrested Saturday evening for an outstanding warrant after police got information he was at a motel on Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis. He was also in possession of a back tar-like substance and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• A 59-year-old Elbe resident called the sheriff’s office on Monday after he discovered a pair of strangers had been living on his property outside Morton, cutting up an old truck and selling scrap from the property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’ Office. Among the items missing or damaged were six radiators, a transmission, a tire repair machine, a six-cylinder engine and wrought iron fencing, according to the sheriff’s office. William G. Hodges, 48, of Gold Bar was arrested and booked for burglary and theft for the goings-on at the 5700 block of state Route 508, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Hodges’ 33-year-old friend, also from Gold Bar, had left, but will be referred for charges on similar offenses, Brown said.

• A 9 mm Smith and Wesson pistol and a .22 caliber Springfield rifle were among the items stolen in a burglary on the 600 block of Chilvers Road outside Chehalis, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office last Friday. Also taken sometime since Monday were silver coin and binoculars, the sheriff’s office said.

• Some $5,000 of unspecified logging equipment was reported stolen sometime over the weekend of December 3  from a logging site near the 800 block of Deep Creek Road outside Chehalis, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday.

• Chehalis police said yesterday an officer took a report on Friday of a Stihl chainsaw stolen from the 400 block of Northwest Park Street.

• Centralia police took two reports of stereos stolen in car prowls on Sunday; one on the 200 block of West Hanson Street and later on the 2800 block of Russell Road.

• A 19-year-old Centralia man allegedly fought with security after he tried to shoplift from a business on the 500 block of South Tower in Centralia yesterday evening and was arrested, according to the Centralia Police Department. Joseph K. Aldrich was booked into the Lewis County Jail for robbery, police reported.

WRECKS FROM DEER AND OTHER THINGS

• A 29-year-old Centralia driver swerved to miss a deer on the 1300 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia and broke a power pole and totaled their 2003 Dodge Dakota, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 2:45 a.m. on Monday. Injuries were not life-threatening to the driver, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 22-year-old Castle Rock man as cited for driving under the influence after he totaled his 1996 Toyota Corolla when rolling it on the 300 block of Meier Road about 12:35 a.m. yesterday, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with minor injuries described as cuts, the sheriff’s office said.

• A 59-year-old Longview man said he swerved to miss a deer  and hit a tree on the 400 block of Russell Road in Winlock on Sunday morning, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was cited for driving under the influence.

• A 55-year-old Lewis County employee said he swerved to miss a deer on Friday afternoon when the dump truck he was driving along Highway 603 in Winlock damaged about 30 feet of barbed wire fence and the truck, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011

CENTRALIA HOUSE CATCHES FIRE

• Firefighters were greeted by heavy flames and a large column of smoke when called to a house fire just before 8 o’clock this morning at the 400 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia. The occupants had evacuated and crews were able to make a pretty quick knockdown on the outside before the entering the home, Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Casey McCarthy said. It apparently had been burning for a little while, McCarthy said. He described the damage as extensive on the backside exterior of the single-story wood-frame house. The cause is under investigation, McCarthy said. No injuries were reported. Update 10 a.m. Sunday December 11, 2010: Centralia police report the fire appears to have been caused by a generator being operated on the back porch.

NAPAVINE-AREA MOBILE HOME FIRE

• A mobile home fire west of Napavine yesterday displaced a family but no injuries were reported. Lewis County Fire District 5 was called about 11:30 a.m. to Peaceful Lane where a woman had returned home and noticed smoke, according to Fire Lt. Laura Hanson. The fire was confined to a bedroom but there was also smoke damage, Hanson said. The family won’t be able to stay there, she said.

DRUGS

• A former longtime worker at Maple Lane juvenile detention facility for boys in in Grand Mound was arrested in Centralia last night with suspected methamphetamine in his coat pocket. Gary A. Lohr, 65, said it wasn’t his coat, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened around 8 p.m. on the 400 block of North Buckner Street, according to police. An officer observed Lohr driving a vehicle with expired license tabs and Lohr reportedly parked, got into a different vehicle and left, according to Centralia police. He was stopped and arrested for driving with a suspended license, and then for possession of methamphetamine, police reported. Lohr was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 36-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver early Thursday morning at the 500 block of Jackson Street in Centralia. Albert L. Brown was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called yesterday morning about $400 getting stolen from a locker at a gym on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia.

• Police were called about a burglary at the 1000 block of Marsh Avenue in Centralia on Wednesday morning.

• Centralia police took a report on Thursday of a vehicle prowl at the 300 block of West Chestnut Street. It had occurred overnight and a CD player was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday that someone spray painted a fence on the 100 block of East Roanoke Street.

• Gang-style graffiti was reported found on the back of a garage on the 300 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia on Thursday morning, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called Thursday morning to Southwest McFadden Avenue about graffiti on a garage.

• Police were called Wednesday morning to Washington Elementary School on the 800 block of Field Avenue in Centralia about graffiti that showed up on the walls of the school, according to the Centralia Police Department. It didn’t appear to be gang-related, police said.

WRECK

• A 19-year-old Chehalis driver escaped serious injury when she apparently hit some ice, ran into a ditch and rolled her car on the 400 block of Highway 603 near Chehalis, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. It happened late Thursday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said. Her 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier was described as totaled.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

ICY ROAD CRASHES

• A 35-year-old Morton man was uninjured when he totaled his pickup truck after swerving to miss a deer early Tuesday morning on the 300 block of Burnt Ridge Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called about 6:30 a.m. reported the vehicle slid on black ice into a ditch and utility pole, rolling onto its side.

• A 26-year-old driver reportedly escaped injury on Tuesday morning when she lost control of her car on the 2300 block of Wildwood Road, sliding into a culvert which flipped her Honda Civic onto its side. A deputy called about 7:30 a.m. reported the Raymond woman’s vehicle was totaled. She said she hit some black ice, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested overnight for second-degree possession of stolen property and possession of an unspecified controlled substance. Conrad J. Perry was booked into the Lewis County Jail in connection with a 1:30 a.m. contact with police related to the 500 block of Hillkress Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. At the same time, Robert T. Lusk, 33, of Chehalis, was arrested for trespass and booked into jail, according to police.

• Centralia police were called to the 1200 block of Alder Street yesterday morning where a safe was discovered missing from an office. Further details were not readily available.

• Police took a report of a car prowl yesterday morning at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Among the missing items was a Craftsman “roadside kit”, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• A 22-year-old Chehalis man whose car window had recently been smashed out and repaired called police after almost catching someone breaking his car window again early yesterday morning, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim’s 2003 Acura was parked outside his home on the 100 block of Southwest Fifth Street when he heard it and saw someone running away, according to police. Police say it appears to be some type of ongoing dispute.

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

CAR PROWL

• Police were called to the 800 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday morning about a vehicle prowl. Someone pried open a window and stole an iPod and CDs, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011

Updated at 12:40 p.m.

BASEBALL BATS VERSUS CAR

• Centralia police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Ash Street where four men allegedly were using baseball bats to break most if not all the windows out of a car, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were told the subjects were “gangsters”, and that an earlier confrontation led to the vandalism, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert. The owner of the Kia is a 22-year-old Chehalis woman, Reichert said. They reportedly “stomped” dents into the side of the car and smashed an apartment window as well. Officers following up on information then arrested four men for first-degree malicious mischief and booked them into the Lewis County Jail. They are: Ruben A. Palomares, 26, of Tenino; Angel F. Velasquez, 29, Andrez Velasquez, 19, and Jose A. Velasquez, 18, all of Centralia. Reichert said it was not clear what the earlier issue was about.

BAR ASSAULT

• A 39-year-old man was arrested for second-degree assault after an incident at a Chehalis drinking establishment over the weekend in which another patron ended up with an injury to the back of his head. Officers were called about 12:10 a.m. on Sunday to Paradise on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue and found the victim, a 25-year-old Chehalis man bleeding from the head, according to police. Aid was summoned but the victim was taken to the hospital by friends, according to Deputy Chief Randy Kaut. A suspect was subsequently detained by police in downtown Winlock, Kaut said. John I. Burkett, 39, of Winlock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT

• Centralia police on Sunday said they arrested a 20-year-old Centralia man overnight in connection with the knifepoint robbery of a woman in her driveway the 1000 block of Alder Street from late October. Robert Y. Bezhenar, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report early Sunday morning of a residential burglary at the 1100 block of L Street in Centralia. There are no suspects, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A coin machine and change was stolen from a laundry facility at the Frost Road Trailer Park in Winlock sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $175.

• Police were called to 1100 block of F Street in Centralia on Friday morning about the theft of money and medication from a home.

• A stolen vehicle from the Seattle area was recovered on the 100 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia on Friday evening, according to police. It was found unoccupied and parked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to Southwest Fifth Street in Chehalis where an individual said they heard the sound of a vehicle window being broken out and then saw someone running away about 3 to 4 a.m. on Friday, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It appeared to be an attempted vehicle prowl, police said.

DRUGS

• A 56-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine early Saturday morning following a traffic stop on the 100 block of Sawall Avenue in Centralia. A deputy found Aaron W. Martin was driving with a suspended license and a search of him turned up suspected methamphetamine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Police arrested a 26-year-old Centralia resident just before midnight on Friday at the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Alejandro Garcia was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 10:15 p.m. Friday at  South Tower Avenue and East Locust Street in Centralia for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Leonardo Carriera Larios was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 16-year-old Winlock girl reportedly escaped injury when she totaled her car late yesterday afternoon when trying to avoid an object in the roadway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy reported the 1998 Toyota Corrola rolled down an embankment on the 1300 block of King Road and landed on its wheels, the sheriff’s office said.

LARGE GARAGE BURNS IN SILVER CREEK

• Firefighters this morning were still putting out hot spots following a fire in Silver Creek that erupted last night. Lewis County Fire Districts 8 and 3 responded about 10:50 p.m. to a burning large garage on the 2800 block of U.S. Highway 12, District 8 Assistant Chief Don Taylor said. When they arrived, flames were reaching 25 to 30 feet into the sky and the building was in the first stages of collapse, he said. Nobody was hurt. Taylor said the owners lost a Harley motorcycle and tools; he believed the owner ran some type of a business out of the building, he said. The cause is under investigation.

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Friday, December 2nd, 2011

ONALASKA RESIDENT RECOVERS STOLEN MOWER

• A 71-year-old Onalaska man got his stolen riding lawnmower back yesterday after he tracked down someone selling it the Internet on Craigslist. The victim had reported the theft earlier this month and began checking the online classified advertising website regularly hoping it might turn up, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  The man and sheriff’s detectives conducted a ruse in which a detective posed as the victim’s grandson who needed to replace his grandfather’s mower and met the seller in Olympia yesterday, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. Detectives then arrested Jonathan M. McClain, 23, of Olympia, for first-degree trafficking in stolen property, Brown said. McClain was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

“OUT-OF-CONTROL” MAN ARRESTED IN CENTRALIA

• Police say a 30-year-old Centralia man tried to start  a fight with several people and then broke the window out of a van at the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia around noontime yesterday. Ronald J. Jennings was arrested for disorderly conduct as well as third-degree malicious mischief and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SLAPPING CHILD

• A 29-year-old Bucoda man was arrested for misdemeanor assault after he was observed slapping a 4-year-old boy inside a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Chehalis yesterday. Officers called about 12:45 p.m. arrested Aaron B. Chilson and then released him, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The child was turned over to his mother, according to the police department.

WRECK

• A 17-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle on South Schueber Road in Chehalis yesterday afternoon, spinning it into a ditch where it struck a tree and rolled onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 17-year-old’s 1999 Ford Ranger was totaled and the teen was cited for driving with no insurance, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. It happened about 2:20 p.m., Brown said. The extent of his injuries was unavailable.

CHIMNEY FIRE

• Firefighters called to a house on the 100 block of East High Street in Centralia yesterday evening found fire in the wall space behind a wood stove chimney and had to remove portions of the structure to make sure it was completely extinguished. The resident had just returned home and was alerted by a smoke detector, Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Erik Olson said. Olson estimated the damage at perhaps more than $20,000. The cause appeared to be faulty installation from long ago, Olson said.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

THEFT

• Police took a report 10 p.m. last night of a green 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe stolen from the 300 block of Courtland Street in Centralia. The vehicle has a license plate reading 031 YAU, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers are asking anyone who sees the SUV to please call 911.

• Three laptop computers, a wedding ring and other jewelry was reported stolen in a burglary yesterday on the 300 block of Tucker Road in Toledo. A deputy called last night was told someone came inside the unlocked home between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $5,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the 1000 block of West First Street about someone using someone else’s credit card and charging approximately $850, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to a manufactured home business on the 1200 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue about the theft of wiring from beneath a manufactured home.

HIT AND RUN

• A 44-year-old Salkum driver was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly ran into a vehicle at the 600 block of J Street in Centralia, got out of his vehicle and walked or ran into some bushes, according to the Centralia Police Department. Harry B. Heger was contacted a few blocks away after the 6:20 p.m. incident with another man who was helping him walk, according to police. Heger was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DRUGS

• The Centralia Street Crimes Unit yesterday evening arrested a 22-year-old woman for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance in connection with an address on the 1200 block of Lum Road. Starlynn R. Davis, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

FELONY HARASSMENT

• A 49-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for allegedly threatening to kill his wife, according to the Centralia Police Department. Wayne H. White was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment following the approximately 9:20 p.m. report connected with a location on the 3500 block of Rodcin Avenue, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

THEFT

• Centralia police arrested a man yesterday afternoon for first-degree theft in connection with a location on the 100 block of Jalyn Street. Scott W. Haubrick, 43, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for theft and also for fourth-degree domestic assault.

• A deputy was called yesterday morning to a burglary at the 2200 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia where someone had rummaged through various areas of a home. The victim said he wasn’t sure yet what had been stolen, however, a door was damaged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

POSSIBLE CHILD PORN

• Centralia police are investigating a computer “thumb drive” containing pornographic pictures of females believed to be juveniles. It was found at the 800 block of Eshom Road, according to police.  Further details were not readily available.

HIT AND RUN TO BUILDING

• A deputy took a report on Monday of a hit and run to a building at the 100 block of McBride Court in the Industrial Park in Chehalis. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the plant manager advised that sometime since Thursday a vehicle ran into a pile of pallets stacked against a building and then slid into the building.

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY TRUCK’S MIRROR

• The Washington State Patrol is investigating an incident from last night in which three young men, including one from Winlock, were walking along the roadside near Long Beach and the side mirror from a passing pickup truck struck one of them in the elbow. It happened around 9:15 p.m. about a half mile south of Ocean Park on state Route 103, according to the state patrol. A 22–year-old from La center was transported to Ocean Beach Hospital and his 18-year-old acquaintances were uninjured, according to the investigating trooper. However, the pedestrians threw a garbage can in the roadway to stop traffic and it struck and damaged a van, according to the patrol.

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

FIREARMS THEFT

• Police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 900 block of West Chestnut Street in Centralia where someone had gone inside and stolen a .9 mm pistol, a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver and jewelry. It happened sometime after 12 p.m., police were told by the residents. It appeared somebody got in through a back door, police Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said they took a report on Friday of a Chehalis-area break-in in which a .40 caliber Beretta pistol and a 9 mm Glock pistol were stolen. A deputy called to the 100 block of Becky Lane was told someone had entered a recreational vehicle parked on the property sometime in the previous week. The loss is estimated at $850, according to the sheriff’s office.

TV, BEDDING AND BEVERAGES MISSING AFTER BURGLARY

• Someone broke into a home on the 1800 block of little Hanaford Road outside Centralia and stole a 50-inch Sony flat screen television, a queen-sized comforter and a dozen bottles of Gatorade, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The burglary was reported Sunday afternoon.

WRECKS

• A 16-year-old boy escaped injury when he crashed his 1999 Pontiac Firebird into a ditch and a tree yesterday afternoon at North Schueber Road and Borst Avenue in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called about 2:45 p.m. was told the Centralia teenager was making a left turn after a stop sign, and tried to brake but accidentally hit the gas pedal, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy was called just before 3 p.m. yesterday to Chilvers and Brockway roads outside Chehalis where an 18-year-old driver making a left turn wrecked his vehicle. The teenager said his tires hit the sand at the edge of the road causing his vehicle to spin out and go over an embankment on the south side of Chilvers Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was reportedly uninjured. The damage was about $4,000 to the vehicle’s front end, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.