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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

MYSTERY CAMO MAN NOT LOCATED

• Law enforcement officers were called yesterday evening to the 200 block of Mossyrock Road East to a report of a suspicious male behind a home. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said he responded around 5 p.m. and later when some teens said they thought they saw a man wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a gun. There was also a report of at least one gunshot, Snaza said. They checked out the area and nothing was found, he said. “Maybe they saw something, maybe they didn’t,” he said.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN VADER

• Deputies and other law enforcement officers were called to Vader last night when a woman reported her ex-boyfriend showed up at the 700 block of C Street and beat her up. Deputies responding to the 10 p.m. call were told he had fled the residence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bernard J. Smith, 36, of Vader, allegedly shoved her, choked her and threw her onto the floor by her hair, according to the sheriff’s office. A search was conducted with a police dog but was unsuccessful, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. Smith is wanted for second-degree assault, Snaza said.

DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN ADNA

• Deputies responded about 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning to the 300 block of Bunker Creek Road in Adna where a woman reported her ex-husband came into her home and into her bedroom. He left but was subsequently picked up by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and then arrested. Bonny R. Anderson, 42, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary and violation of a protection order, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

EUUUUW

• A Centralia man was arrested overnight for allegedly spitting in his girlfriend’s face. Officers responding about 3:15 a.m. to the 400 block of South Silver Street arrested Nicholas A. Graham, 30, for misdemeanor assault and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to an assisted living facility at Southwest Woodland Circle about the possible theft of a resident’s purse. It’s not clear if it was stolen or lost, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police responded about 9:20 p.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Pearl Street where an individual reported something was thrown at his windshield breaking it.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• Chehalis police called about 7 p.m. yesterday about a possibly intoxicated driver exiting from Interstate 5 caught up with the car on Mills Avenue, where the driver was slumped over the steering wheel with the engine still running. Susan M. Peha, 49, of Centralia, was arrested for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE VERUS BIKE

• Centralia police responded to a vehicle versus bicycle collision about 11 a.m. yesterday at South Pearl Street and Centralia College Boulevard. The subject on the bike sustained “very minor” injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of protection order, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, collision, other misdemeanor assaults, disputes between neighbors, suspicious circumstances, strange noises outside a house in the middle of the night; concerns about a female napping on a sidewalk; complaint about two people making out in public, lots of aid calls … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

COMPUTER TAKEN FROM DOCTORS OFFICE

• Someone walked off with a computer from the Chehalis Childrens Clinic yesterday. No arrest has made as of this morning. Police were called about 11:45 a.m. yesterday to the office at the 300 block of South Market Boulevard and told a Toshiba laptop vanished from an exam room sometime since 9 a.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he had no information if patient medical information or client financial data was stored on the device.

YOU’VE GOT MAIL! NOT

• Someone emptied the mail from the postal drop box outside the Morton Post Office. Police Chief Dan Mortensen said it was discovered about 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 28 and he still has no suspects. The chief said he had no idea exactly how much mail was stolen, but said personnel there collect the contents twice each day so it would be everything members of the public left there since the previous afternoon. “Obviously they were looking for identity theft,” Mortensen said. The lock had been cut. Mortensen said boxes at the post offices in Mineral and Elbe were hit the same night.

STOLEN PROPERTY

• Deputies arrested a man at the 100 block of Taylor Road yesterday for a warrant as well as trafficking stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Martin W. Gallagher, age and town unavailable, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Gallagher is not being charged pending further investigation. Further details were not readily available.

OTHER THEFT

• An officer took a report yesterday morning regarding the theft of medication from an apartment on the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis.

• Someone stole a newspaper vending rack from the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Grapes and unspecified broken yard decorations were reported stolen yesterday from the 700 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded just before 4 o’clock this morning to the 200 block of North Gold Street when two males were interrupted prowling a parked car. The victim gave officers a description, according to police. but it’s unclear if any arrest were made.

• A purse was stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11:15 a.m. yesterday.

ROAD CLOSURE

• A section of First Street in Centralia will be closed today for paving from noon until about 5 p.m. A detour will be set up while the city repaves the block between North Tower and North Pearl Street.

REWARD FOR INFO ON ART THEFT

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about a residential burglary in Glenoma in which numerous pieces of a Native American art collection were stolen. Among the missing valuables are multi-colored beaded baskets, clay pots, sterling silver mini bowls, a beaded pipe, an Amazon Indian dance fan, an old string bag and a silver WWII Zippo lighter from the ship Lusitania, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The break-in at the 100 block of Frost Creek Road occurred sometime between July 20 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. At the time, the sheriff’s office said the loss was more than $5,000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assaults; responses for alarms, collision, misdemeanor assaults, reckless drivers; concerns about a female laying beside a building; complaints about a panhandler asking for money, a man with wet pants drinking a beer near  building … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Updated

POLICE: EMPLOYEE THEFT FROM GROCERY STORE

• Police were called yesterday to Red Apple IGA in Toledo about suspected theft involving two former cashiers ended up arresting a pair of women before the day was over. Officer Sam Patrick said it appeared that between April and last month, numerous transactions were made in which someone purchased a pre-paid Visa card from the store and charged it to the account of one of the co-owners. Patrick said he believed one of the employees would come through the line of the other to buy mostly $100 cards. The loss is estimated at about $6,200, he said. Marisa R. Frost, 27, was arrested yesterday evening at her home in Toledo. Lacey L. Martin, 20, was arrested later at the police department when she came in to be interviewed, he said. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree theft and possession of stolen property, according to Patrick.

MAN JAILED AFTER IGNORING JUDGE

• A 20-year-old Tacoma man who went to Lewis County District Court yesterday afternoon to get his warrant quashed was instead remanded into custody by a judge and decided to leave. Police called to the courthouse at the 300 block of Main Street in Chehalis subsequently located James E. Russell near Market Boulevard and Boistfort Street and took him to the jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Russell was booked for third-degree escape, according to police.

FIRE SETTER SEEN

• A fire investigator was called yesterday afternoon after a female was seen lighting papers on fire next to a dumpster in a Centralia alley. Police responded about 4:30 p.m. but no arrest had been made as of this morning. It happened behind buildings on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue and just a small pile of burnt paper was left, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 6 o’clock this morning regarding a stolen vehicle from the 100 block of North Barner Drive. The car is a red 1999 Acura with custom rims and a plate reading ANC 9829, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police responded to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia just after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon regarding a car stolen from a parking lot. Missing is a 1994 Honda Accord with a license plate of AEX 9992,  according to the Centralia Police Department. A witness saw a male with a tattoo on his neck drive the car away, according to police.

• A car located near the back of Rotary Riverside Park in Centralia about 7:30 a.m. yesterday was found at about the same time it was reported stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary to a garage on the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue, following a report made about 6:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police took a report just after 1 p.m. yesterday from the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street that a check mailed out for an unspecified payment was stolen and forged.

• As many as a half dozen batteries were reported stolen from a storage yard at the 300 block of East Summa Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1 p.m. yesterday. Also taken was a large tarp,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine about 10:20 a.m. yesterday in Centralia. Michael E. Bieker was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer at East Maple and North Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• An officer was called about 5:35 a.m. today about a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of L Street in Centralia. missing were the stereo, speakers and an iPod, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• A purse found at Wal-Mart was turned in yesterday to the Chehalis Police Department. It still contained identification and money, according to police.

SHOT FIRED?

• Chehalis police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday when man said he heard a gunshot just outside his office window at the 300 block of Ninth Street in Chehalis. No evidence of that was found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WANNABE FLAGGER

• Police were called about 3:23 p.m. yesterday about a child playing with a traffic crossing flag at South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. They were called again about 3:36 p.m. when a car stopped for him and another car slammed into its rear near Fairview Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. No injuries were reported.

LIKELY SCAM

• A 55-year-old Centralia woman reported getting a call yesterday from a man with an accent who said he was with Microsoft and that he needed information to log onto her computer remotely so he could fix a virus. She said he hung up when she began asking clarifying questions, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza cautions the public not to provide personal information to those who ask for it unsolicited, but to instead contact law enforcement.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, protection order violation, shoplifting, vehicle getting keyed, found passport, civil questions about landlords, disorderly persons, disputes, disputes, more disputes, collision; concerns about a young mother deer not very savvy when it comes to crossing the road at Northeast Kresky Avenue; complaints about dogs running loose, occupants of a parked vehicle might be using drugs  … and more.

CORRECTION: This has been updated to correctly reflect the ages of the two women arrested in connection with Red Apple IGA. Marisa R. Frost is 27 years old and Lacey L. Martin is 20. Incorrect ages were provided by the police department.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Updated at 8:28 p.m.

STEALING FOOD

• An officer was called to Wal-Mart about 5:20 a.m. yesterday when a shopper reportedly walked out of the store without paying for a cart filled with groceries such as food, water and paper towels and loaded into a vehicle, told an employee  to “F off” off and drove away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police tracked down a suspect based on the license plate and the investigation continues, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson.

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 4 p.m. on Saturday when a shopper allegedly left the store with a cart full of merchandise but abandoned it before driving away with a woman and two children.

STEALING OTHER THINGS

• Deputies are looking for a 46-year-old Centralia man suspected in a theft or attempted theft of tools, computer equipment and rain gear from the 100 block of Airport Road in Chehalis just before 9 p.m. yesterday. A deputy responding about 9:20 p.m. learned security personnel attempted to contact a suspect who ran off, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 27-year-old Onalaska man was arrested on Friday in connection with credit cards stolen the week before from the 700 block of Burnt Ridge Road. Matthew T. Gorman allegedly used the cards and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft as well as identity theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

GUN CRIMES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that an investigation led to the arrest on Friday of a 51-year-old Salkum woman being illegally in possession of a loaded shotgun. A deputy arrested Laurie Snowden at the 2500 block of U.S. Highway 12; she is prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior conviction, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Snowden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called on Saturday to the 100 block of Forest-Napavine Road East regarding a Smith and Wesson 38 special revolver stolen from a 21-year-old man’s vehicle sometime between Aug. 31 and Thursday. The loss is estimated at $600, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

• A 24-year-old Vader man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine after officers responded about 5 p.m. yesterday to a call about a person yelling and going into traffic at the 600 block of West Main Street in Centralia. Victor J. Hobbs was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday to a report of a suspicious male “freaking out” in someone’s yard at the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. He told officer he was hallucinating and had taken acid, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and a small paper square of the suspected drug was found on him, according to police. Potential charges are pending the results of lab tests, according to police.

CAR CRIMES

• Centralia police were called about 7 a.m. on Saturday to the 700 block of South Rock Street where someone had broken out the window of a vehicle. At about 8:30 a.m., an officer took a report of a car prowl in which a radio was stolen from the 500 block of North Rock Street. Just after 10 a.m., an officer took another report of a vehicle window broken out at the 600 block of North Washington Street.

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of West Summa Street regarding a vehicle prowl in which credit cards were taken and subsequently “compromised”.

BRAWL SPILLS ONTO STREET

• Chehalis police were called about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue when a witness observed three males in a fight during which a  large window was broken out to a business. No injuries were reported but police are following up to find who was involved, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

KID FIGHT

• A playground fight amongst two groups of kids ages 10 to 14 ended with a 13-year-old getting a small cut above his eye on Saturday evening off Southwest 13th Street in Chehalis. Police called about 7:45 p.m. to Penny Playground learned an argument escalated when the 13-year-old threatened another juvenile and he got hit, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said one group of youngsters got a talking to and officers would be contacting the rest. “Technically, they all were disorderly,” Wilson said.

POLICE CHASE, WRECK, CAR FIRE LEADS TO BROKEN BONE, ARREST

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for felony eluding after a single-vehicle wreck about 3:45 a.m. yesterday at the northbound Interstate 5 exit to Labree Road near Chehalis. Michael D. Kelly was driving a 2001 Chrysler Concorde that collided with a the guard rail at the northeast corner of the intersection, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash was blamed on speed and Kelly is facing possible charges of vehicular assault and eluding, according to the state patrol. One passenger, 24-year-old Tanner H. Snell was reportedly unhurt but another, Tyler D. Working, 23, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, the investigating trooper. reported. He was treated and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a broken ankle. Both passengers are Chehalis residents. Trooper Will Finn said a police pursuit began when Kelly was observed by a trooper speeding eastbound on state Route 508 – 66 mph in a 55 mph zone – and sped away instead of stopping. Speeds on the freeway reached 123 mph and after the car crashed, fire broke out in the engine compartment while Kelly was still seat belted in, Finn said. A trooper and deputy pulled him from the car; he was somewhat uncooperative and a Taser was used on him, Finn said. The other two occupants had gotten out on their own, he said. The fire damage was minimal compared with the collision damage, he said. Kelly was found to be driving on a suspended license, without his required alcohol interlock device, and intoxicated, according to Finn. Working was listed in satisfactory condition this afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.

OTHER WRECKS

• A 40-year-old woman sustained minor injuries when she lost control of a vehicle at a sharp corner on the 3200 block of Cooks Hill Road about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and Kristine M. Hiatt was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for taking a motor vehicle without permission, according to the sheriff’s office. She is also being investigated for driving under the influence and without a valid license, Sgt. Rob Snaza said this morning.

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with minor injuries after a rollover wreck on the 400 block of Leonard Road near Onalaska at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle spun out on a wet road at a sharp curve and landed in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 21-year-old Chehalis resident was cited for driving too fast for conditions when he lost control of his vehicle at the 200 block of Frogner Road west of Chehalis on Friday, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The driver attempted to slow at a corner but ended up in the opposite ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions, shoplifting, other misdemeanor thefts; report that a woman was yelling at cars and bothering people at various places around Chehalis over the weekend – she is transient, new in town and was taken to the hospital for evaluation; report of suspicious person on Chamber Way overpass about 3 a.m. yesterday, possibly using a jackhammer – was a DOT worker … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, September 6th, 2013

THEFTS

• A deputy was called yesterday to a burglary at the 800 block of Cannon Road in Packwood in which an estimated $3,000 worth of items were stolen. Sometime after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and before  8 a.m. Thursday someone made off with an air compressor, other tools and cedar boards, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Some time between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. yesterday, someone entered a trailer and broke into a vehicle at the 200 block of Tillicum Drive outside Chehalis and stole two Stihl chainsaws, a weed eater, a leaf blower and a Dell laptop computer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $4,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a residential burglary at the 2500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia that occurred on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Various pieces of jewelry belonging to a 92-year-old woman are missing, according to the  sheriff’s office.

• A 71-year-old Chehalis man reported yesterday morning his newly purchased boat and trailer had vanished from where he left them on the 100 block of Northeast Coal Creek Road. The trailer had a broken axle. A 38-year-old Curtis resident will be getting a citation – summons in the mail as an officer had come across him the day before in the area with the items loaded onto a car trailer, according to Chehalis police. He said at the time he was helping a friend move them, according to police.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday from the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue regarding a potential fraud. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer took a report yesterday from the 2100 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis regarding possible fraud.  The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A female called Centralia police yesterday after discovering someone had passed a check of hers which apparently was stolen from the glovebox of her vehicle in July.

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to the 500 block of Jefferson Street where someone had smashed the window of  vehicle and made off with a purse.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving drugged, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, broken window, report of a phone scam, misdemeanor theft, found dog, disorderly subjects; complaint about 9:20 p.m. yesterday of fireworks in the area of Southwest Sixth Street in  Chehalis  … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

• Firefighters were called to the mine at TransAlta near Centralia yesterday when a worker somehow got sprayed by sulfuric acid on his neck and arms, according to Riverside Fire Authority. He had been wearing face protection and was already in the shower when the crew arrived, according to Firefighter Terry Ternan. “I don’t know what they use it for out there,” Ternan said. They have tanks of it. His skin was red but he had no blistering, and he was transported by ambulance to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the fire department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 1100 block of South Schueber Road regarding someone stealing money from an individual through a phony phone loan scam. Further details were not readily  available.

THEFT

• Police were called yesterday morning regarding appliances stolen from a residence on the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue in Centralia which has been repossessed by the bank.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police about 4:15 a.m. today at the 1100 block of Long Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. Chad E. Holmes was booked into the Lewis County jail, according to police.

• Robert D. LaChance, 51, Randle, was arrested for possession and delivery of methamphetamine yesterday in the Morton area by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the arrest followed on ongoing investigation. Arrested at the same time for possession of meth was Bryan W. Olson, according to Snaza. LaChance was among several people rounded up by deputies in the Randle area in early June and was already facing delivery charges.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, minor-injury collisions, suspicious activity, disputes, stolen bicycles, other misdemeanor theft, protection order violation; inquiry about family member who forgot to pay for some grocery items and was escorted by store security and made to sign a form charging her money for alleged theft; complaints of man seen urinating by a dumpster behind a building … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

ALLEGED ASSAULT

• Centralia police began investigating an alleged third-degree assault yesterday after contact with a female from the 1600 block of Maple Valley Drive who said her ex-boyfriend hit and choked her while visiting from out of town. The suspect left before police arrived after the approximately 10:40 a.m. call, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case remains under investigation, according to police.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

• A 47-year-old Portland man was arrested yesterday morning for allegedly masturbating in public at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia. Jonathan M. Davis was arrested for indecent exposure and booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer around 8 a.m.,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

BREAK-IN MINERAL

• A deputy responded yesterday to a report of a burglary in the 2500 block of state Route 7 near Mineral which had occurred sometime since Friday. The victim said the missing items included two King portable radios and Garmon handheld portable GPS map, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

PILLS MISSING

• Chehalis police were contacted just after 9 a.m. yesterday by a woman on the 100 block of Southwest 11th Street regarding about 47 hydrocodone tablets missing from her home.

PORCH PILFERING

• “A couple of” potted plants were stolen from the front porch of a residence on the 900 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report police took about 3:15 p.m. yesterday.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 12:30 p.m. yesterday of an attempted vehicle prowl at the 100 block of East Bridge Street. Nothing seemed to be missing, possibly because the family dog started barking, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, suspicious activity, disputes, collisions, lost items, issues about roommate; complaints of violation of protection order, auto dealer refusing to allow customer to return vehicle … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Updated at 8:55 p.m.

WOODEN SPOON ASSAULT

• A 24-year-old Centralia father was arrested last night for child assault after he allegedly spanked his 5-year-old son with a wooden spoon leaving bruises on the child. Police called about 8:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of Foxglove Lane were told the boy had been chipping paint off the wall, the dad tried to correct him, but he continued doing it, according to the Centralia Police Department. The mother who went into another room to deal with a crying child heard yelling and a scuffle, came out and saw what the father had done, according to police. She gathered up the children and left, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. The suspect admitted he may have hit the boy too hard, Denham said. William S. Joyce was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree child assault. Denham said essentially anything that causes anything more than temporary or transient pain is assault.

GUN THREAT

• A 59-year-old woman who allegedly pointed a 22 rifle at her roommate and threatened to shoot him on Sunday morning was arrested for first-degree assault. A deputy responding about 12:45 p.m. to the 1100 block of Garrard Creek Road was told by the 54-year-old victim the two were having an argument, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sherry L. Erickson subsequently left but was located and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

BRIDE’S NIGHTMARE

• Officers responding  to a disturbance at the Washington Hotel in downtown Chehalis on Saturday night found about 50 people on the sidewalk in a heated dispute, encountered a fight on the stairs and upstairs found another group of 50 to 100 people in a corner fighting and throwing chairs, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was a wedding reception at the 500 block of North Market Boulevard. Aid was called for fainting; the bride was passed out on the floor at the entryway, according to police. An officer had the announcer tell everyone the party was done and everybody needed to go home, Officer Linda Bailey said. Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct; Javier Lopez-Barron, 19, of Royal City; and Juan C. Alcantar, 26, from Hawthorne, Calif., Bailey said.

SILVER STOLEN

• An 80-piece set of sterling silverware valued at between $8,000 and $10,000 was reported missing from a residence on the 800 block of state Route 508 southeast of Chehalis. A deputy called on Friday was told it vanished sometime since December, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Police were called to the 1200 block of Windsor Avenue yesterday evening where someone had stolen numerous pieces of jewelry from a home. It appears they came through an unlocked window sometime since about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, according to the Centralia Police Department. Among the missing items were about two dozen pairs of earrings and some bracelets, according to police.

• An officer took a report on Sunday evening of a burglary at the 1300 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia the previous week.

THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE

• Chehalis police were called to Yard Birds Mall about 5:40 p.m. on Friday regarding theft of a Honda trail bike. A male had been seen pushing a kid on it earlier, but left, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• A deputy was contacted about 2:30 a.m. yesterday by an individual who reported a burglary to a garage area at the 300 block of Mineral Road South. Among the approximately $900 of valuables missing is a self-propelled lawnmower, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It occurred sometime after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone cut a lock to the used car battery cage at Wal-Mart and stole 25 batteries, according to a report made to police on Saturday night. Security video showed a red Toyota Rave, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Waterbed sheets were stolen off a clothes line in the 1100 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Sunday.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday about a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of South Washington Avenue. Tools were stolen,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, someone broke into a vehicle at the 100 block of Snyder Road in Packwood and stole about $1,500 worth of men’s and women’s clothing and a wallet, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A sheriff’s office response yesterday to a dispute at the 300 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia led to a search warrant and a subsequent arrest of the resident for possession of methamphetamine. Found was suspected meth and pipes, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Justin M. Hale, 32, according to the sheriff’s office.

BIG GUN PROMPTS POLICE CALL

• Someone called 911 about 3:10 p.m. on Saturday to report a male in camouflage clothing walking down the 500 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis carrying an AR15 gun. The 22-year-old refused to answer questions from an arriving officer, advising their conversation was being recorded with his camera phone and that his second amendment rights allowed him to carry his gun, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He wasn’t pointing the weapon at anyone, according to police.

SALKUM FIRE SPARKED BY WATER HEATER MALFUNCTION

• A thermostat failure on a hot water heater is blamed for a fire that destroyed a Salkum area house the weekend before last. Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said some clothing near the appliance ignited at the two-story house on the 800 block of Gore Road. it happened about 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 and six individuals that included an infant escaped without injury. McCarty said he believed it was the original water heater in the home which was about 20 years old.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assaults, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, suspicious activity, marital discord and other disputes, collisions, hit and run, stolen bicycle, found purse, neighbors yelling about individual’s guitar playing, numerous instances of people asking police to remove people from various places, female wanting to tell police she smacked someone who got in her face, neighbor vehicle rolling into a house on the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue; complaint of woman who tried to return a puppy hours after purchasing it from a private individual and seller refused to talk with her … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

WRECK

• A 39-year-old Randle woman was transported to Morton General Hospital after a three-vehicle collision on eastbound U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma yesterday afternoon. Troopers called about 4:20 p.m. to the scene near Martin Road found a Dodge Ram pickup had slowed to make a left turn and a Chevrolet Monte Carlo behind it had slowed as well, but a Ford pickup truck struck the rear of the Monte Carlo shoving it into the Dodge. Lorraine E. Rowell, in the middle car, suffered injuries the fire department described as minor. “It sounded a lot worse when it was toned out than what it was,” Lewis County Fire District 18 Chief Ed Lowe said. The driver of the Ford, Ellen M. Gleason, 54, of Randle, was cited for following too closely, according to the Washington State Patrol. None of the vehicles needed to be towed, according to the state patrol.

THEFT

• Police were called just after 11 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia where someone had stolen a lawn chair from a front yard.

FIGHT

• Two men were arrested for fighting in public after police responded about 6:40 p.m. on Friday to the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Michael H. Posey, 38, from Centralia, and Jason D. Thiery, 32, from Toledo, were both cited and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police took a report of medication stolen from a vehicle at the 2500 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia on Friday afternoon.

NEIGHBORING PROSECUTOR STEPPING DOWN

• The (Aberdeen) Daily World reports that after 26 years as elected Grays Harbor County prosecutor, Stew Menefee will retire at the end of this month, although his current term does not expire until next year. Two candidates have expressed interest in the post, former county prosecutor and Superior Court judge Mike Spencer, who is currently in private practice in Aberdeen, and current Senior Deputy Prosecutor Katie Svoboda, according to news reporter Brionna Friedrich. Read about it here.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault; responses for shoplifting, vandalism, stolen bicycle, collisions; pancake breakfast at the fire station in Packwood  … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, August 30th, 2013

PAWNED JEWELRY

• A 35-year-old Chehalis woman called police to report her wedding ring was missing from her home on the 700 block of Southeast Adams Avenue. It turned up in a pawn shop and police have put a hold on it while they investigate, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She suspects someone she knows took it, according to police. The ring is valued at around $5,000, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said.

DRUGS

• A 31-year-old Centralia man was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine about 5:20 this morning after contact with an officer at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue. Joseph L. Nickols was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police responded to the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue about 8:45 p.m. yesterday when an individual called 911 to say a man approached them and asked if they would like to purchase some morphine. Officers arrested Ronnie L. Lawrence, 45, from Onalaska, for a drug violation and booked him into the lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• A deputy was called yesterday about 7:15 a.m. to the 100 block of Foster Creek Road outside Toledo after an individual discovered someone had tried to pry a rollup garage door. It occurred sometime between midnight and 7 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

ARSON

• A woman who lives in the 100 block of West First Street in Centralia called 911 about 4:42 a.m. today when she discovered a motorcycle inside her garage was burned. Police and firefighters responded and concluded it had happened at least 24 hours earlier and possibly as long as three days prior, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Fire Chief Jim Walkowski said it can’t be anything else but arson. Nothing else was harmed although there was a bit of smoke damage on a wall, and why she didn’t notice it when it happened he didn’t know, he said. Firefighters collected samples and evidence and have sent them of to the crime lab, he said. Police have a person of interest they were looking for today, according to Walkowski. There’s no reason to believe it is connected with the previous string of arson fires locally, Walkowski said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault, possession of drug paraphernalia; responses for alarm, receipt of a counterfeit bill, receipt of bad checks, graffiti, stolen wallet, found wallet, other misdemeanor theft, suspicious activity, numerous fender benders on Interstate 5 at Centralia, vehicle fire; complaint that a woman who didn’t like the way her hair coloring turned out left a beauty shop after paying only $100 of her $140 bill … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

ONE WITH KNIFE ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT

• There was alcohol involved, there was a family dispute, a man punched somebody and then another man took offense and chased him with a knife around a trailer park. It happened at the Peppertree Motel and RV Park on the 1200 block of Alder Street about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Someone handed a stick to the chasee who used it to strike Samuel L. Pearson across the back, according to the Centralia Police Department. Pearson was taken to to Providence Centralia Hospital for treatment of his injury and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault because of the knife, according to police.

VEHICLE RAMMING ALLEGED

• A 35-year-old Pe Ell man was arrested yesterday for second-degree assault after he allegedly used his vehicle to ram his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle as they were traveling eastbound on state Route 6 around 11 p.m. the night before. The 32-year-old woman told a deputy they were arguing and she left, and he followed her, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel G. Thompson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office is declining to charge him.

DRUGS IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police serving a warrant at apartments yesterday afternoon at the 500 block of Hillkress Street detained several people and ended up arresting four for either warrants of drug violations, according to the Centralia Police Department. “When officers went inside (two units), there were multiple people, like 10 to 15 of them,” Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Rebecca J. Andrade, also known as Rebecca J. McClain, 45, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a warrant, according to police. Denham didn’t have many details, saying it was an Anti-Crime Team case. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office is declining to charge three people arrested for alleged drug violations.

DRUGS IN CENTRALIA

• A 48-year-old man from Dallas, Texas was arrested yesterday at the service station on the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia after he allegedly tried to peddle pills to someone. Officers called about 10:30 a.m. by the 28-year-old man he approached ended up finding Clifton R. Young had bottle containing a variety of pills, according to the Centralia Police Department. Young was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the uniform controlled substances act, according to police.

DRUGS IN CENTRALIA

• An officer contacted two people walking down a Centralia street about 3 o’clock this morning, found one of them had an outstanding warrant and subsequently discovered a pipe with suspected methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened near North Rock and West Pine streets. Amanda M. Ervin, 24, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of meth, according to police.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

• Police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday when a resident arrived home to the 1300 block of Crescent Avenue in Centralia to discover someone had stolen his Dell computer, an iPod, a backpack … and T-shirts, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to a home on the 200 block of Spencer Road near Toledo where someone had broken in and stolen two sinks, an ice making machine, utility wiring and other items. The deputy was told the burglary occurred sometime since Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A red 1965 Chevrolet pickup truck was reported stolen about 7 o’clock this morning from the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. It has a primer red box and no rear window, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning from a business owner regarding graffiti painted on several buildings, including in the area of the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

CAR FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday when a motorist pulled over along the 800 block of state Route 507 north of Centralia because of a fire under the hood. It was extinguished, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for disputes, child custody issues, suspicious circumstances, teenager in possession of marijuana paraphernalia  … and more.