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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Updated at 5:10 p.m.

BUSINESS BURGLARS

• Two mornings in a row, Centralia police have responded to burglaries at businesses in which cash was stolen. An officer checking out an alarm about 3:10 a.m. today at the 2300 block of North Pearl Street found the building had been broken into. Yesterday morning about 8:30, an officer was called to a business on the 200 block of South Pearl Street for a burglary as well, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MAN BITES GIRLFRIEND

• Police were called just before 7 o’clock yesterday morning to the 100 block of Virginia Drive in Centralia where a female said her 21-year-old boyfriend bit her in the shoulder. An officer was told it happened during an argument about him not wanting to get up with the baby, according to Centralia police. He left before police arrived, police said.

OUT OF CONTROL AT GREEN HILL

• A 16-year-old student at Green Hill School for boys is in trouble after he allegedly kicked, punched and spit at six staff members who were trying to place him in solitary on Sunday afternoon, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case will be referred for possible charges of third-degree assault, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said.

FRAUD

• A 43-year-old Lincoln Creek area resident called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report she discovered her bank debit card was compromised online. An unknown individual somehow used her card to make a purchase from a business in Maine, totaling $378.06, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HOME BURGLARY

• Two rifles, an X-Box and hunting gear were missing after a burglary on the 200 block of Schoonover Road near Mossyrock, according to the lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was told it happened sometime between Wednesday and Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

GIRLS RACING

• Two women allegedly caught racing on South Pearl Street near Centralia College were cited after being contacted by an officer about 10:20 p.m. yesterday.

OOPS

• A 21-year-old Olympia man, Blake G. Moreland, was arrested for driving under the influence when he was spotted traveling the wrong direction on North National Avenue in Chehalis just after 1 o’clock on Sunday morning, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday.

VANDALISM

• Police were called just after 5 p.m. yesterday about tires slashed on the 1400 block of Logan Street in Centralia. An officer took a similar report a few hours earlier at the 400 block of North Oak Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to R.E. Bennett Elementary School where someone had spray painted a large swath of the backside of the building with graffiti. Similar graffiti was found on a business nearby on the 100 block of South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Sgt. Gwen Carrell said she could not decipher the gray-blue lettering.

EXPLODING MAIL BOX

• Somebody blew up a mail box on the 100 block of Cousins Road outside Chehalis causing grass and a tree to catch on fire, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. A deputy called early Sunday morning was told it occurred about 11 p.m. the night before, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

PLASTIC GUN PICKED UP BY POLICE

• Chehalis police were called when someone found a small black handgun on a garbage container outside the St. Helens Apartments on North Market Boulevard on Saturday morning. It turned out to be a toy and was taken into lost and found, according to Chehalis police.

WATER PLAY

• Chehalis police were called just before midnight on Saturday about individuals dancing in the fountain in front of the library downtown. It appeared they had put soap in it. No arrests were made.

GRASS FIRE

• The Chehalis Fire Department was called about 9 p.m. yesterday to a grass fire at Southwest Newaukum Avenue and Sylvenus Street. It was knocked down in about 10 minutes, according to Fire Capt. Casey Beck.

CELL PHONE TRACKING EASY TO DO

• KOMOnews.com went to an award ceremony in Chehalis yesterday to tell the story of a 5-year-old boy who two weeks ago called 911 to get help for his ailing father. The Centralia boy, Quincy Hall, didn’t know his address but did know how to call for help. Read how dispatchers quickly found his location using tracking information from the cell phone the child used. See their video here

• The Seattle Times published a story yesterday about how cell phone companies are responding to thousands of requests each day from police for customer’s locations, text messages and call details, frequently without warrants and not just in emergencies. Read more here

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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A Toyota Prius, of course, can't clear the underside of a flatbed trailer. / Courtesy photo

CAR SLAMS INTO SIDE OF FLATBED TRAILER ON SR 508

• A collision on the east side of the state Route 508 South Fork Newaukum Bridge early yesterday morning destroyed a Toyota Prius that slammed into the side of a trailer being pulled by a dump truck that was turning around on the highway. Aid called about 2:15 a.m. found the impact into the flatbed trailer sheered off much of the driver’s side of the car, according to Lewis County Fire District 1. The driver and his female passenger amazingly suffered only minor injuries, Fire Chief Mark Conner said. Conner said the truck driver realized he was over the weight limit for the bridge and was turning around. The speed limit is 55 mph there. The driver had an injury to his left leg, he said. They were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital. The bridge, about five miles east of Onalaska, was shut down about two weeks ago because of significant corrosion and was reopened with weight limits until it can be repaired.

JUST A LITTLE ROAD RASH ON US HIGHWAY 12

• Lewis County Fire District 3 was called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to a motorcycle wreck on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles west of Mossyrock. The motorcyclist hit a piece of wood in the roadway, laid his motorcycle down and narrowly missed striking a guardrail, according to Fire Chief Doug Fosburg. His motorcycle was destroyed but he was very lucky, the chief said. “He was able to walk away,” Fosburg said. “He was wearing all the proper safety gear, including a helmet.” The man, who was with a group of riders the chief thought was from Tacoma, declined aid, he said.

POLICE SEEK KNIFE WIELDING BOYFRIEND

• Police are looking for a 52-year-old man who fled his north Centralia home Friday night bleeding after his girlfriend struck him in the head with a  wine bottle. Police were told Gerardo R. Espinosa threatened his live-in girlfriend with a knife at the 1500 block of Windsor Avenue. The bottle to the head gave her time to call 911 but Espinosa left, according to the Centralia Police Department. A track was conducted with a police dog, but Espinosa’s scent was lost about a quarter of a mile away near a friend’s house, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Police think someone gave him a ride away, Denham said. The 45-year-old girlfriend was not injured, but he is wanted for first-degree assault, according to Denham.

VEHICLE STOLEN AND STRIPPED

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday about a vehicle that was stolen from a home and then subsequently found stripped in connection with an address on the 800 block of Long Road in Centralia.

THEFT

• Police were called yesterday morning about two Stihl chainsaws stolen about 10:30 a.m. from the 700 block of North Pearl Street.

• Police took a report about 12:15 a.m. today that a video camera was stolen from a business on the 800 block of B Street in Centralia.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report from the 300 block of East Pine Street that someone got inside a vehicle and stole the title and an insurance card sometime between last Tuesday and Wednesday.

CHILD FALLS INTO CAMP FIRE

• A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after he fell into a campfire at Rainbow Falls State Park off state Route 6 west of Chehalis. Lewis County Fire District 11 Chief Michael Krafczyk said aid was called about 7:10 p.m. on Friday to the park. “He burned the palm of his hand and his knee but I don’t know the extent of his burns,” Krafczyk said, noting he did not personally respond to the call. The child was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, the chief said.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Updated at 5:08 p.m.

PE ELL GARAGE BURNS

• Firefighters in Pe Ell had to tear the entire tin roof from a large two-story garage yesterday to extinguish a fire that snuck up a wall into the roofline. Crews from Lewis County Fire Districts 11, 13 and 16 were called about 3:25 p.m. to the building on Pe Ell Avenue near the school, District 11 Chief Michael Krafczyk said. They saved all the contents, which were a little bit wet, Krafczyk said. It appeared to have begun on the exterior, but the cause is undetermined, according to the chief.

ANNOYING HITCHHIKER

• Chehalis police arrested a 25-year-old man last night who witnesses said was rolling around in the street on Chamber of Commerce Way. Officers called just before 11 p.m. were told he was also stopping cars and trying to get inside. Chief Deputy Randy Kaut said it appeared the individual just wanted a ride and his way of doing that was just really aggressive. Donald B. Lindberg, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked for disorderly conduct, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon to an unoccupied building on Northeast Meridian Street where the owner said someone had been inside and stripped it of an estimated $30,000 worth of copper piping.

• A Mossyrock man called the sheriff’s office yesterday after someone used his PayPal online service to make a purchase that morning of more than $900. The 66-year-old victim was alerted by PayPal and subsequently was able to prevent the iPad from being shipped, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies have suspect information, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to a business on the 400 block of Union Street in Centralia about an overnight burglary. An unspecified amount of cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were unavailable.

• A pressure washer and battery-powered weed eater were among the items stolen from a covered area at the 2300 block of Eureka Avenue in Centralia sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A Lacey man who allegedly wheeled a shopping cart with two vacuum cleaners out of Wal-Mart without paying fled on foot when an employee tried to stop him yesterday afternoon. Police called about 5:45 p.m. to the retailer on Louisiana Avenue subsequently found Daniel P. Jacobson, 30, and arrested him for third-degree theft, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The cart was ditched before he ran, according to Deputy Chief Randy Kaut. Jacobson was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Kaut said vacuum cleaners continue to be a hot item for shoplifters, perhaps because they are a high-priced product that can be resold or returned at another location.

• A deputy took a report last night that sometime during the past week someone stole a sign from the end of the driveway at the 600 block of Cannon Road in Packwood. The wood sign painted with white lettering reads “Moon Mountain Lodging,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested overnight for vehicle prowl after he allegedly removed a fire extinguisher from a large military vehicle that was on a rail car in north Centralia. A officer contacted Matthew T. Owen about 1:50 a.m. on North Delaware Avenue and Fulton Street, according to police. He and a companion, Joshua D. Clark, 22, Centralia, were both also arrested for trespass, according to the Centralia Police Department. They were then released.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about what looks like gang graffiti spray painted on the side of downtown building that houses the office of criminal defense attorney Bob Schroeter. Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said it appeared someone climbed on a roof to leave their mark up high and visible on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard, but didn’t seem to be targeting anyone specifically.

• Two tires were slashed on a vehicle parked on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made about 1:40 a.m. today.

WRECKS

• A 2001 International fire truck sustained major damage when a driver-in-training failed to negotiate a curve, lost control and rolled it yesterday afternoon south of Ethel. The crew of three from the state Department of Natural Resources were unhurt, but taken to Morton General Hospital for evaluation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 4 p.m. on the 1300 block of Spencer Road, near the fish hatchery, according to responders. Lewis County Fire District 8 Chief Duran McDaniel said the truck was on its top in the ditch but its occupants were out when he arrived. Sheriff’s Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it appeared the 18-year-old driver missed a gear, causing excessive speed. He was cited for “wheels off the roadway,” she said. The three are from Morton.

• Two drivers escaped serious injuries when their semi-trucks collided overnight on Interstate 5 just south of Vader in Cowlitz County. One of them, a 2007 International truck and trailer, was totaled when the driver dozed off and he ran into the back of a 2006 Mack truck hauling two trailers, according to the Washington State Patrol. They were both southbound about 2:30 a.m. when it happened, the state patrol reported. Harry Minges, 63, of Des Moines suffered leg injuries but declined aid, according to the investigating trooper. He was to be cited for second-degree negligent driving. The other truck was able to be driven from the scene.

• Centralia police say they were called about 12:25 p.m. yesterday when a vehicle ran into a building on the 1200 block of Lum Road and then left. Further details were unavailable.

• Police and aid were called about 9:50 a.m. yesterday when a van drove through a yard and came to rest at the front door of a house on South Gold and East Chestnut streets. The driver reportedly nearly struck an off duty police officer’s vehicle as well, according to Centralia police. Mitchell W. Sinclair, 43, of Chehalis, declined aid and was booked for driving on a suspended license and several outstanding warrants, according to authorities.

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Van travels through fence and up to front door in Centralia. / Courtesy photo

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

POLICE: CENTRALIA MAN TRIES TO FIGHT POLICE

• A 24-year-old man was arrested in Centralia overnight when he recovered from getting Tased and took a swing at a police officer. Police were called about 12:08 a.m. to the 1900 block of Ahlers Avenue about a possible dispute and contacted the man who was quite agitated, Officer Wayne Compton said. Twice the man took up a boxing-type stance and finally an officer used a Taser gun on him, Compton said. The officer ducked the punch and was not injured, according to Compton. Brandon M.J. Blarton was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS STOLEN FROM SILVER CREEK HOME

• Almost $400 worth of prescription drugs were reported stolen from a Silver Creek residence on Tuesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called to the home on the 600 block of state Route 122 were told the missing medications included oxycodone, Oxycontin, morphine, Vicodin, lorazepam and diazepam, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. A 29-year-old Onalaska resident was subsequently arrested for burglary, Brown said. Autumn L. Creech was  booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THREAT WITH GUN

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. on Tuesday by an 18-year-old Centralia man who said was he was driving on the 400 block of West Summa Street, a male in a red Ford Expedition pulled up near him and pointed a pistol at him. The victim fled to Chehalis before calling police, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer Wayne Compton said the victim thought he recognized the individual, but then decided wasn’t sure of that.

ASSAULT AT GREEN HILL SCHOOL FOR BOYS

• A 16-year-old Green Hill resident is in trouble with a possible charge of second-degree assault after he allegedly struck another inmate in the head – knocking him out briefly – and then stomped on his head while he was on the ground. Police were called to the state juvenile detention center in Chehalis just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday to investigate. Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said the 15-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with a possible concussion and a dislocated shoulder.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 36-year-old Centralia man for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop about 12:35 p.m. yesterday at Seward Avenue and East Carson Street. Officer Wayne Compton said a passenger, Karrie D. Delafield, 22, of Centralia, was arrested at the same for possession of methamphetamine when a pipe with residue was found. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Delafield will be released without charges pending further investigation.

• Genevieve J.M. Purser, 29, of Centralia, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. yesterday at South Washington Avenue and West Cherry Street in Centralia because she was wanted by the Chehalis police for a previous drug violation, according to police When she was searched, a pipe with suspected methamphetamine reside was found, Officer Wayne Compton said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called yesterday just before 3 p.m. to slashed tires on a vehicle at the 1100 block of North Tower Avenue and then again on the 900 block of Marion Street. At about 5:40 a.m., an officer took a report at the 300 block of South Diamond Street that someone smashed out the rear window of a vehicle with a brick.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about who it was that slashed a Glenoma man’s truck tire and left an ominous note stating, “Your truck won’t be this pretty next time.” The 66-year-old man called the sheriff’s office late Tuesday night and said he’d parked his truck off the 200 block of Anderson Road in Glenoma when he went for a walk up a logging road, and returned to find the note, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Johnson Road in Centralia to a complaint kids were throwing eggs at a residence. Just before 9 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly throwing eggs at a parked car in the same area, causing damage, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIREWORKS IN PORTABLE TOILET

• An apparent fireworks explosion damaged a portable bathroom at the Seminary Hill Nature Park on the 600 block of East Locust Avenue in Centralia. Officers called just before midnight on Tuesday have suspect “leads,” according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIREWORKS OUT CAR WINDOW

• Firefighters in Winlock were called to two small grass fires about 3:30 p.m. yesterday, the first at the 700 block of North Military Road and the second about a mile away on the 300 block of Sargent Road. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy learned three teenage boys had thrown lit fireworks from a vehicle and then stopped on Sargent Road to light off some more. The case, involving an 18-year-old and two 17-year-old Winlock residents was referred to the prosecutors office for possible charges, in part because the youths said they were fireworks purchased from the Chehalis Reservation and not legal to discharge in the area, according to the sheriff’s office.

FIREWORKS IN TREE

• Centralia firefighters were called just before 10 p.m. yesterday when a lit lantern-type firework floated into a tree on the 900 block of L Street. It more or less burned itself out but they put water on it, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

NUMEROUS ASSAULT CHARGES POSSIBLE FOR CENTRALIA MAN WHO ALLEGED INJURED TROOPER

• A 23-year-old Centralia man is set to go before a judge this afternoon on a possible charge of third-degree assault for allegedly giving a trooper a black eye and breaking his nose in Chehalis on Tuesday evening. The trooper contacted Don K. Gonzales who was walking up the southbound Interstate 5 off ramp at Main Street carrying two sticks just before 6:30 p.m., according to Chehalis police. At some point Gonzales apparently tried to open up a pocket knife, and Trooper Rob Moore may have attempted to use his Taser gun, according to authorities. Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said Gonzales threw the lug nut at Moore’s face and a fight ensued. Passing motorists, including a Centralia police detective, jumped in and restrained Gonzales, according to Kaut. Gonzales was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault, according to police. The department will also suggest two misdemeanor assault charges for Gonzales related to the pair of men who helped – a 24-year-old from Chehalis and a 25-year-old from Napavine, Kaut said. A suspected marijuana pipe was found in the suspect’s pocket, according to Kaut. The deputy chief said he did not know why Gonzales was walking on the freeway. Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Ryan Tanner said this morning Trooper Moore is currently off work and resting at home.

RAFTERS STUCK ON COWLITZ RIVER IN PACKWOOD

• Deputies assisted a Colorado man and four children yesterday evening who were stranded on an island in the Cowlitz River off Alderwood Drive in Packwood with a raft. The 43-year-old man and the kids – ages 6 to 12 – had been rafting and were unable to cross back because of the swift current, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rescuers arriving shortly after 5:15 p.m. were able to raft the group down river and out of the water, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Brown did not say how long the rafters had been stranded, but thought someone who lives nearby may have made the call for help sometime before 4 o’clock.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

ASSAULT WITH LITTLE BAT

• A 21-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for second-degree assault last night after allegedly striking an individual in the face with a miniature wooden bat. Police called about 9:20 p.m. to the 100 block of South Pleasant Avenue in Centralia booked Mele L. McCollum into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SCARY TRESPASSER

• Deputies were called yesterday to a home on the 100 block of Talbott Road in Salkum after an individual walked up, opened the door and went inside inside the home saying he was looking for his friend and his quad. The friend no longer lived there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He reportedly brushed past a 25-year-old resident outside who said it was especially frightening because her five children were inside, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies subsequently found Timothy R. Foltz of Chehalis and arrested him for possession of methamphetamine as well as referred the case for a charge of first-degree trespass, Brown said.

INDECENT EXPOSURE

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for seven counts of indecent exposure after an investigation into incidents that reportedly took place over the previous several weeks at the 300 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia. Russell L. Bogart was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said two different women in the neighborhood said he had exposed himself to them.

THEFT OF CASH

• An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a business on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia overnight, according to a report made to police about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

THEFT OF ‘METAL’

• A 35-year-old Winlock man was arrested yesterday after he was allegedly observed leaving the 1300 block of Ferrier Road in Winlock with someone else’s “metal” in the back of his vehicle. Joseph L. Hines was arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AUTO THEFT

• A red 1984 Ford Ranger pickup was stolen from Johnson and Industrial roads in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:35 a.m. yesterday. It has a license plate reading B28908C, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PRESCRIPTION MEDS MISSING

• Centralia police were called to a home on the 1200 block of Alder Street yesterday afternoon where an individual said medication went missing after he let a friend use his bathroom.

BOAT STOLEN

• Police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to the 400 block of Lakeshore Drive in centralia about a boat stolen from the lakefront property. Inside the green 13-foot boat were two wooden oars, life vests and some fishing gear, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 39-year-old Winlock man tossed from his motorcycle and over a gate yesterday was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with a shoulder injury. A deputy arriving to the scene about 6:15 p.m. learned the motorcyclist was coming down Monroe Road when he had some kind of mechanical problem, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The injured man was cited for going too fast, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A Chevrolet Camaro was totaled and its passenger taken to the hospital after a 17-year-old driver swerved to miss a deer at Rogers Road outside Chehalis early this morning. A deputy arriving about 2:15 a.m. learned the car left the roadway near the railroad tracks. The 30-year-old passenger, who was not wearing  seatbelt, hit the windshield, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was driving with an instruction permit; she was the registered owner, according to the sheriff’s office. She was ticketed for failure to wear a seatbelt, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012

PROWLER INTERCEPTED OUTSIDE CENTRALIA HOME

• Police were called about 4:30 a.m. today to the 200 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia where a resident heard what sounded like someone trying the door knobs and saw somebody using a lighter and attempting to look in the windows of a home. A 44-year-old Centralia man who reportedly previously had come to the home in the middle of the night when the woman’s husband was away was arrested, according to police. Pablo Abrego was booked for stalking and trespass, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DEPUTY HIT IN ARM, MAN ARRESTED

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested for third-degree assault after he allegedly hit a deputy in the arm during a call about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to Oakview Avenue in Centralia. Jeremiah R. Johnson called 911 saying he had been hit in the head with a cell phone although no evidence was found that had occurred, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson reportedly was argumentative with the deputy leading to the alleged assault, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BOATING SEASON

• Centralia police were called just before 5:30 a.m. today to the 1000 block of Freeman Avenue where someone broke into a shed and stole a boat motor.

• A Honda 10 horsepower motor and two batteries were reported stolen from the 400 block of Jorgensen Road near Onalaska on Saturday morning.

GARDENING SEASON

• Police were called about 6:40 a.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of East Plum Street in Centralia where someone broke into a shed and took two riding lawn mowers but abandoned them in a nearby field.

• A green push lawn mower and two barbeque grills were stolen from a garage on the 200 block of Hemlock Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday.

• A deputy was called Sunday to a landscaping business on the 1300 block of Reynolds Avenue where someone had attempted to steal a radiator from a front end loader overnight. They weren’t successful but caused an estimated $2,000 damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Garden lights were stolen in the night from the 200 block of South Buckner Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday morning by an individual who said he left his car parked downtown and his keys were either lost or stolen and all four tires were found flattened.

CENTRALIA DOG-NAPPED

• Centralia police took a report late Friday night that a two-month-old blue-nosed Pit Bull was stolen the day before from the 500 block of South King Street in Centralia.

NON ENGLISH SPEAKING CHEHALIS DOG ON THE RUN

• Chehalis police were called about 9:45 a.m. on Sunday by an individual who said they were looking for their mixed-breed white dog that got scared and took off in the area of the 900 block of Northwest Airport Road near the airport and golf course. Police were informed the canine is from Romania and doesn’t know English. No information was available on the outcome.

DRUGS

• A 53-year-old Centralia man was arrested around 5 o’clock this morning after a traffic stop on the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard for possession stolen property and methamphetamine, according to Centralia police. Richard A. Napier was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant following her contact with police about 11:30 p.m. yesterday at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia. Christina R. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. A 27-year-old Centralia man was arrested about the same time in the same place for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop. Robert M. Donyes was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia police. Police did not note if the pair were detained during the same incident.

• Centralia police arrested a 29-year-old Centralia man for possession of methamphetamine on Sunday evening at Harrison Avenue and Johnson Road, Russell E. Charnell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. A 20-year-old Centralia woman was arrested and booked at the same time in connection with multiple warrants, according to police.

WRECK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning three people were taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle collision on Saturday night at the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. No details were given about the nature of the collision or their injuries except the driver had neck pain but the 1984 Datsun pickup was described as totaled.

TENINO POLICE DEPARTMENT GETS NEW CHIEF

• The Olympian reports Tenino has a new police chief beginning today. Very recently retired Lt. John Hutchings of the Olympia Police Department takes over the south Thurston County police agency consisting of four officer and a clerk, according to news reporter Jeremy Pawloski. Read more here.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, June 29th, 2012

CAT SAVED, HOME LOST IN PE ELL FIRE

• A Pe Ell home was pretty much destroyed by an attic fire this morning, but after it was extinguished crews found a pet cat hiding on top of a kitchen cabinet. The cat was fine, Lewis County Fire District 11 Michael Krafczyk said. Crews called about 6:40 a.m. to South First Street across from the school found flames coming from the roof, Krafczyk said. They conducted an interior attack but a portion of the roof caved in and there was significant smoke and water damage to the contents, according to the chief. The man who lives there had already left for work, he said. Some 15 to 20 personnel responded from District 11, 13 and 16. “We got great help from the other districts,” Krafczyk said. “Everything went as best as it could. Nobody got hurt.” An investigator is on the scene looking for the cause.

THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday afternoon arrested a 34-year-old man for burglary and possession of methamphetamine in connection with an address on the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue. Jake A. Ruble, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail and officers are looking for his female companion, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police did not note what might have been stolen.

• A deputy was called yesterday about a burglary to a detached garage on the 200 block of Gore Road near Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the items missing were old baseboard heaters, metal shelves, cabinets, a small refrigerator and two air compressors, the sheriff’s office reported. It apparently occurred sometime in the previous two weeks, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.

• An individual arriving at an unoccupied home on the 900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis called police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday when she heard someone inside and then saw two males run out the front door. A backpack was found inside and a 33-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for burglary, according to police. The other individual wasn’t found, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. Richard S. Warren was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Carrell said.

• Centralia police were called about 5:25 p.m. yesterday to a report a male stole a bottle of alcohol from an unnamed business on an unspecified portion of South Tower Avenue in Centralia.

“OUT OF SORTS”

• Chehalis police were called at least three times last night about a man who appeared he might jump from a freeway overpass and finally was reportedly doing cartwheels down the middle of Southwest Interstate Avenue. The first call came about 7:20 p.m. at the Main Street overpass, but the individual told police he was just waiting for someone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Later a caller noted him in the area of 13th Street and officers learned an employee at the AM / PM had asked him to leave. “He was acting really out of sorts,” Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. The 22-year-old was contacted about 11:25 p.m. after returning to the convenience store and arrested for trespass. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine about 9 p.m. yesterday at East Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Rodolfo Romo was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 27-year-old Winlock man was arrested last night after he was contacted trespassing on railroad tracks near the 1400 block of Ferrier Road in Winlock. During a search, a deputy found a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine and needles, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gabriel S. Huffman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to detective Sgt. Dusty Breen.

TRESPASS

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman found again in an uninhabitable residence on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday morning was arrested for trespassing, according to the Centralia Police Department. Amber Metcalf was given her citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK WITH LOG TRUCK

• A mother and two young children were hospitalized yesterday morning after their car pulled in front of a fully loaded log truck near Castle Rock. Aid and deputies called about 7:35 a.m.  Westside Highway at Magpie Drive found the family was taking their cat to the vet when it escaped its box causing a distraction, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon Strozyk was seat belted and her 6-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl were strapped in the car seats in the back, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver of the North Fork Timber log truck, Michael McNew, 49, of Toledo, was reportedly uninjured, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The log truck had been southbound on Westside Highway when Strozyk attempted to turn northbound from the side road, according to the sheriff’s office. The Strozyks were taken to St. John Medical Center in Longview, the sheriff’s office reported.

MAN KILLED BY TRAIN NEAR ELMA

• The (Aberdeen) Daily World reports a man laying on the tracks was killed yesterday morning by a train about two miles west of Elma towards Oakville. The newspaper writes he may have been transient as personal possessions and a bicycle were found nearby.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012

THEFT

• Police were called about 2:45 a.m. today to the intersection of South Washington Avenue and Centralia College Boulevard where a taxi driver said a pair of passengers tried to pay with a fake $100 bill. When the driver noted the counterfeit money, the two men ran off, according to the Centralia Police Department. The currency was actually an altered $5 bill, according to police.

• Officers were called about 4:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia where two teenage boys allegedly stole alcohol from a store. Centralia police noted in a summary nobody was arrested but also reported one 15-year-old was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, while the case involving the other 15-year-old was referred for a charge of theft as well as possession of alcohol by a minor.

• Centralia police took a report of misdemeanor theft of money from the 900 block of Johnson Road yesterday afternoon.

• A laptop computer was reported stolen from a business on the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis yesterday morning.

• Makeup and medication were reported missing a vehicle on the 100 block of McFadden Avenue in Chehalis yesterday.

FIREWORKS START FIRE

• Riverside Fire Authority said it was juveniles and fireworks that caused a fire that destroyed a vehicle Tuesday evening off the 400 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia.

WRECK

• One driver was hospitalized with a laceration to his forehead after a near head-on collision this morning on the 1300 block of Mellen Street in Centralia. Police called just before 7 a.m. reported that one vehicle turned in front of another and the ensuing collision pushed it into a third vehicle.

• A 32-year-old Chehalis man was among four people injured on a car versus truck collision yesterday on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Montesano, according to the Washington State Patrol. Brian A. Schweitzer was a passenger in a Ford 150 pickup that was running out of gas and slowly moving to the shoulder when it was rear ended by a passenger car shortly before 1 p.m., according to he state patrol. All were hospitalized but none of the injuries were life threatening, the state patrol reported.

CENTRALIA 5-YEAR-OLD APPLAUDED FOR CALLING 911

• A 5-year-old child will be honored by the Lewis County Board of Commissioners after making a 911 call summoning aid to Centralia on Sunday morning. The child used a cell phone and stated “Daddy is sick” but couldn’t provide an address, according to a news release from the Lewis County dispatch center. A call taker used satellite coordinates while the little one consoled the ill parent and responders found the location, according to the news release.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

THEFT

• Police were contacted by a Centralia business yesterday morning after the discovery their debit card had been used over the weekend racking up spending of around $800. The card had been stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police called yesterday afternoon to a shoplifting incident involving clothing at an Outlet Mall store in Centralia are investigating are the possibility multiple stores in the mall were hit yesterday by the same subjects, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday about an incident on Saturday at Wal-Mart in which a customer apparently stole a Shark steam cleaner and tennis shoes, and returned them in exchange for a gift card.

• Chehalis police were called about 7 o’clock this morning about mail found in a yard on the 1800 block of Southwest Fair Avenue.

• Centralia police were called about 3:25 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of South Iron Street about a license plate getting stolen.

UNCOOPERATIVE SHOPPER

• Chehalis police contacted an individual in the parking lot at Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon after employees called because they found drug paraphernalia including needles inside the restroom. Chehalis police Sgt. Gwen Carrell said for whatever reason he was uncooperative and was taken to the ground by officers. The subject was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for observation because of apparent drug usage, Carrell said.

WRECK

• A 37-year-old motorist was hospitalized overnight after he totaled his car on Interstate 5 just north of Centralia. Troopers were called just before 3 a.m. after Stephen K. German’s 1996 Geo Metro struck a bridge railing on the right hand side of the northbound lanes, crossed over and hit the center barrier and overturned, according to the Washington State Patrol. The Salem, Ore. resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with a head laceration, according to the state patrol.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

POLICE: MAN BREAKS GIRLFRIEND’S NOSE

• Chehalis police called to an apartment complex about 2 o’clock this morning found a 22-year-old woman who said she was trying to leave and her boyfriend attempted to to drag her back inside by her hair. James R. Payne, 31, of Chehalis, was arrested for second-degree assault as an officer learned the victim had been hit in the face a couple of days earlier leaving her with a broken nose and possibly a broken eye socket, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Payne was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said.

ALLEGED DEATH THREAT

• A 41-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for harassment last night after he allegedly told his girlfriend to sit on the bed and that he would kill her if she moved. An officer called about 11:45 p.m. to the 1500 block of Southwest Mills Avenue was told the man was drinking all day and broke some items inside the home, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail but is being released without charges.

STOLEN CAR RECOVERED, MAN ARRESTED

• A Thurston County man was arrested yesterday for extortion after allegedly contacting the victim of an auto theft and saying he would tell her where her vehicle was if she paid him $500. The red PT Cruiser had been stolen from Centralia the weekend before last and the man somehow learned who it belonged to, according to detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald. The owner contacted police and yesterday detectives met the suspect in Grand Mound, Fitzgerald said. After he led them to the car, they arrested him, he said. Ezra L. Yoder, age unavailable, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for extortion and also for trafficking in stolen property, according to police. The partially stripped vehicle was in the woods on the Chehalis Reservation, Fitzgerald said.

INTRUDER RIFLES THROUGH BEDROOM

• A deputy was called to a home on the 200 block of Wilson Road near Mossyrock yesterday where a woman said someone had been in her bedroom and left her dresser drawers and closet door open, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The light was left on as well.

GUNS, OTHER VALUABLES MISSING AFTER BURGLARIES

• An M1 rifle, a Mossberg shotgun and a 55-inch HD 3-D television were among the loot when a Chehalis area home was burglarized yesterday. It happened sometime between between 1:50 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Juanita Lane, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $7,000.

• A deputy called yesterday to the 200 block of Bevin Lake Road in Packwood to a report of a break in to a recreational vehicle was told a Glock 22 handgun, a compound bow, a shaving kit, a first-aid blanket and a splint were among items missing. It happened sometime since Thursday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MISSING MOTORCYCLE

• A 1990 Honda motorcycle was stolen from near a front porch on the 800 block of Davis Lake Road near Morton, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office yesterday.

THREE BIKES TAKEN

• Police were called about 12:15 a.m. today to the 500 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia to a report of two bicycles stolen from the driveway. One was a white women’s Peugeot with yellow handle bars and the other a red, yellow and blue GT mountain bike, according to Centralia police. The same victim said a third bike had been taken during the previous week.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Southwest William Avenue where someone had broke into a vehicle and taken luggage and prescription medication.

• Tools were stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BAD SHOT, BUT CAN HIT THE SIDE OF A HOUSE

• A deputy was called about 9:10 p.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of Brim Road near Ethel after an apparently stray bullet came through the side of a home and struck an entertainment center. The person reporting the incident had heard what he thought were people target shooting, according to Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The person who fired the shot wasn’t found, according to Brown. Further details were not available.

WRECK

• A 19-year-old Rochester woman lost control of her Honda Civic last night on the 600 block of Independence Road, rolling it and leaving it totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She said she was not injured, just sore, according to the sheriff’ office.

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Monday, June 25th, 2012

CENTRALIA GIRL FLEES WHEN SHE FINDS INTRUDER INSIDE HER HOME

• Police responded to a residence in north Centralia yesterday evening after a 12-year-old discovered a strange man inside her home. The girl said she came inside from playing with her dog, went to use the phone in the kitchen and heard a man’s voice talking on the phone in her parent’s bedroom, according to Centralia Officer Wayne Compton. She then saw him in the living room and he said something to the effect of “come here,” Compton said. The 12-year-old fled out the back door and ran first to a friend’s house, but the friend wasn’t home so she ended up at a store on North Pearl Street where the owner called 911 at about 6:35 p.m., according to police. There was no indication he tried to hurt her, Compton said. A police dog was summoned and attempted to track the intruder in the area of the 100 block of Cindy Road but was unsuccessful, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was described to officers as in his 30s, wearing a blue button up shirt and possibly Asian.

BUSTED

• More than a dozen young people were arrested when deputies broke up a Saturday night party on the 100 block of Troutman Drive in Winlock. Officers arriving about 12:40 a.m. found numerous juveniles sitting around a bonfire outside a large shop building, some drinking beer, some vomiting, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Inside was a large pyramid built with full cans of beer, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. With the help of officers from Winlock and Morton, the youngsters ages 15 to 20 were rounded up, cited for MIP and either released to parents or taken home, according to Brown. At least one teen was disorderly, throwing items around and was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, Brown said. One 21-year-old is facing a potential charge of furnishing alcohol to minors, Brown said. A 17-year-old boy who lived there said his parents were out of town, Brown said.

SMASH AND GRAB IN CHEHALIS

• Someone broke into a business on the 1000 block of State Avenue in Chehalis about 2 o’clock this morning, making off with a cash box containing about $300. Police responding to an alarm at Outback Nail and Staple found the glass on the front door shattered and a large amount of tools near the door, according to Officer Linda Bailey. A witness had seen an older pickup truck with a loud exhaust in the area, Bailey said.

1,000 POUNDS OF SCRAP METAL STOLEN

• A 64-year-old man discovered his stockpile of about 1,000 pounds of copper pipe and other scrap metal missing from the 300 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim told a deputy he had been accumulating it for about 30 years and took a piece of copper pipe to a Centralia recycling center to get a price, according to the sheriff’s office. He was going to use the money to build a fence, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was told they had recently purchased the same type of metal from someone else, and when he went home to check, found his metal was missing, according to Brown. The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate, Brown said.

BREAK-IN AT CENTRALIA RESIDENCE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that sometime between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Thursday, someone broke into a residence on the 600 block of Roswell Road near Centralia. A window was broken but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

STOLEN VEHICLE FOUND ON BLOCKS

• A Winlock man called the sheriff’s office yesterday when his stolen truck turned up on property near the 100 block of Sandy Lane in Centralia. A property owner contacted the victim after discovering the vehicle on blocks at the end of an old logging road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Winlock man had already been reimbursed by his insurer, so the truck was towed, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

DRUGS

• A 48-year-old Randle man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a warrant for driving with a suspended license after he was observed driving with no tail lights in the area of Kiona Road and U.S. Highway 12 about 9:40 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jon C. Knowles was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

WRECK

• A 22-year-old Winlock woman possibly broke her hand when she rolled her vehicle on Saturday morning on the 200 block of Brim Road near Ethel, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 2005 Kia Rio hydroplaned before it left the road, according to the sheriff’s office. It was described as totaled.

UP IN SMOKE

• Two men lost pretty much everything they owned in two separate vehicle fires over the weekend. A 53-year-old homeless man watched his belongings go up in smoke when his pickup truck caught fire overnight on Interstate 5 in Chehalis. And yesterday morning, an Alaska resident relocating to Arizona pulled over on southbound Interstate 5 near milepost 68 south of Chehalis when his travel trailer burst into flames.

The Chehalis Fire Department was called about 2:40 a.m. today to the parking lot at Denny’s restaurant off 13th Street where a canopied 1977 Ford 250 was burning. The driver had pulled into the middle of the lot and bystanders were trying to put it out with buckets of water and fire extinguisher’s Fire Capt. Casey Beck said. Firefighters saved several boxes of his belongings from the back of the truck, but they will never be the same, Beck said, noting smoke damage. Beck didn’t know where the driver was from, but said some of his friends arrived to help him out. He thought something might have gone wrong with the carburetor.

Yesterday just before 11 a.m., a man and his dog escaped injury when their trailer caught fire on the freeway. The trailer was fully engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. A passerby from Napavine had stopped and helped get the dog out of the man’s SUV and tried to put the fire out, Lt. Laura Hanson said. It’s drivable, but the trailer and most of its contents were a complete loss, according to Hanson. Because he was moving to Arizona, the man’s savings – a significant amount of money – was tucked away inside the wreckage, but responders were able to retrieve it. “It was unharmed, pretty amazing,” Hanson said.

The Napavine man, Antonio Martinez, stayed with the victim, assisting him in salvaging what they could, according to Hanson. Hours later, firefighters were called back to the scene when the driver fell from the trailer injuring his arm. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital. Hanson said she did not know where the man would be staying.

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Southbound Interstate 5 near milepost 68 / Courtesy photo by Kristal Tardiff

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Sunday, June 24th, 2012

HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS WITH WRECK AT HARRISON, I-5

• A 33-year-old Chehalis man was arrested last night after a police pursuit in Centralia in which he allegedly rammed a police car and subsequently struck at least one passenger vehicle when fleeing the scene. Just before 9 p.m., officers responded to a theft at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue and found the suspect driving a white Jeep farther north, near Foron Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. The driver, later identified as Edison C. Church, turned around in a long driveway and reportedly rammed a police car before speeding back towards Interstate 5 on Harrison Avenue, police reported. Centralia police say he collided with several vehicles when he attempted to get on the freeway’s northbound ramp and then hopped out and fled on foot. He was quickly taken into custody, according to police. Riverside Fire Authority said it responded to a two-vehicle collision in which neither occupant wanted to go the hospital. Church was booked into the Lewis County Jail for to counts of assault and felony eluding, according to police.

NIGHT FIGHT

• Two individuals were arrested after a fight downtown Centralia around 2 o’clock this morning in which they slammed into a storefront window breaking it. It happened at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue, according to police. Desirae M. Lafferty, 33, and Larae H. Young, 30, both of Centralia were cited for fighting in public and malicious mischief and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NOT A DUI

• A 69-year-old Centralia man who was intoxicated used a “designated driver” but was arrested for reckless endangerment when his driver – a mentally disabled person – caused a wreck, according to the Centralia Police Department. There were no injuries in the Friday night incident at the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue, according to police. The 36-year-old unnamed driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, hitting a fence and damaging a vehicle parked on the other side of the fence, according to police. Ronald W. Justice was cited and then released, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 1:30 a.m. today to the 800 block of South Gold Street in Centralia where the back window of a canopy on a truck was broken. The victim saw a white truck fleeing the area, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, June 22nd, 2012

SHERIFF: UNAUTHORIZED LOGGING FOILED

• A 32-year-old woman was arrested last night after employees of timber company found a pickup truck loaded with eight freshly cut logs on their property at the end of Hemenway Road in Winlock. A deputy was told the truck traveled around a locked gate onto  Port Blakely property and got stuck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office. Stacey L. McCarty, of Winlock, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and second-degree burglary, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.  Deputies are looking for a 33-year-old Winlock man who they were told was with McCarty cutting the trees, Breen said. The 18-inch diameter pieces are valued at about $4,000, he said.

MEDS MISSING

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a burglary between 10 p.m. and midnight the night before at the 900 block of Koontz Road south of Chehalis. Missing was a quantity of oxycodone and hydrocodone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office. The loss is $30. There did not appear to be any forced entry into the home, according to detective Sgt. Dusty Breen.

TOOLS TAKEN

• A Stihl chainsaw, two cordless drills and their accessories were reported stolen yesterday from a shop building on the 2100 block of Young Road near Mossyrock. The theft occurred sometime between June 4 and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office.

SHED PROWLER

• Police called to the 1100 block of Crosby Avenue in Centralia about 2:20 p.m. yesterday arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly breaking into his father’s shed and trying to take items that did not belong to him. Alex M. Folden was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.

RAINING FIRECRACKERS

• Chehalis police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday to a complaint at the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue that someone was throwing firecrackers from an apartment window down to where children were walking. A warning was given.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Centralia was arrested yesterday afternoon for possession of heroin in connection with a contact with Chehalis police in February at K-Mart in which suspected drugs were taken from her. Breann N. Woodring was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

CENTRALIA MAN FINDS HIS STOLEN TOOLS

• A Centralia man who didn’t even realize he’d been burglarized yesterday morning was out and about when he spotted what looked like his tool box in the back of a truck. He followed the truck to a Centralia scrap yard and took down a license plate number, leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man for trafficking stolen property, according to police. The burglary victim went home, found his tool box missing and called police, Officer Mike Lowrey said. Michael P. Doven, 30, of Winlock was pulled over about 1:25 p.m. near West Pear and South Pearl Streets and arrested and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

GUN, JEWELRY, TOOLS STOLEN

• At least $8,000 of valuables were stolen in a Winlock area burglary reported yesterday. A deputy called around 5 p.m. to the 400 block of Hemenway Road learned someone forced their way inside a home and shop sometime since Saturday and left with jewelry, a firearm, a toolbox full of tools and a chainsaw, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office.

CENTRALIA HOME BURGLARIZED

• Police were called about 9:40 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at a residence the 300 block of North Diamond Street in Centralia in which two hunting bows and several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

OFFICE BROKEN INTO

• Police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to a burglary to an office at the 2000 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. Someone forced open a door and rifled through cabinet drawers, but nothing appeared to be missing,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• A black 2003 Chevrolet pickup was reported stolen from about 4:45 p.m. yesterday from the 1100 block of Chestnut Street in Centralia. The vehicle, with a license plate reading B83476N, was taken sometime during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report just after 4 p.m. yesterday of a maroon 2005 PT Cruiser missing from he 100 block of West Maple Street in Centralia. It has a license plate of 815 YXY, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OFF-DUTY OFFICER CHASES DOWN WANTED MAN

• A 34-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after a short foot pursuit about 7 p.m. yesterday near Northeast Boistfort Street and Market Boulevard in Chehalis. An off-duty Chehalis police officer recognized Sean Holzberger and knew he had an outstanding warrant, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. Holzberger threw down his groceries and ran, she said. Holzberger was arrested for obstruction, Carrell said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

HALF DOZEN VEHICLES SOLD TO MAN WITH DEMENTIA

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon by a woman who said her ex-husband who has dementia bought six cars from an auto dealer, even after they’d been told not to sell them to him. She thought it was a crime, but was told it should be taken up in civil court, according to police.

BUSTED

• Centralia police broke up an underage drinking party last night arresting 17 young people. Officers responded about 10:40 p.m. to a complaint of a loud party at the 1600 block of Winterwood Drive found the owner of the house was away and her child or children had a number of guests who were drinking alcohol, according to the Centralia Police Department. All of the individuals arrested for minor in possession or consuming alcohol were from Centralia and between the ages of 18 and 20, according to police. A 22-year-old male was arrested for obstructing. All were cited and then released, according to police.

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

BREAK-IN

• Deputies are looking for a man with short red hair and a scruffy beard seen loading items into the trunk of a silver car at a residence that was broken into yesterday south of Chehalis. Deputies called about 4 p.m. to the home on the 3500 block of Jackson Highway learned that sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. someone stole more than $2,500 worth of valuables, including a 42-inch Samsung television, two wedding ring sets, other jewelry and about $600 cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing are three pocket knives with mother of pearl handles, Chief  Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A deputy was called yesterday morning to a residence west of Chehalis where someone apparently slipped inside and stole a laptop computer that was sitting on a dining room table while someone was home. The 47-year-old victim at the 400 block of Bunker Creek Road said her boyfriend may have left a door open when he let the dogs in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff”s Office.. He saw the computer about 8 a.m. and when he returned 10 minutes later, it was gone, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. There is a “person of interest” in the case, Brown said.

THEFT

• A little more than $200 was reported stolen from a locker at the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia yesterday afternoon, according to the Centralia Police Department.

COUNTERFEIT CASH

• Centralia police were called just before 6:30 p.m. yesterday about a male and a female attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. No arrests were made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNRULY MAN

• A 39-year-old Centralia man was arrested for disorderly conduct at the 100 block of East Maple Street in Centralia at about 9:15 p.m. yesterday. Michael A. Kauer was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STROLLING POULTRY

• Police were called about 6:40 a.m. today about a chicken walking on Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

NURSING HOME THEFT

• A resident of Riverside Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center on the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia reported yesterday someone stole $109 from their room, according to police. An investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

X-BOX GONE

• An X-box system was reported missing from an office at the Yard Birds Mall in Chehalis yesterday afternoon, according to police.

KISSING UPSETS OBSERVER

• Police were called to a complaint around 9:45 p.m. yesterday about two people making out on the lawn in front of the Chehalis library for over an hour. The caller said it was very disturbing and wanted them stopped, according to police. No arrests were made.

PEEPING TOMS NOT LOCATED

• Police were called just before 11:30 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of Southwest Sixth Street in Chehalis about two or three individuals looking into someone’s windows. No suspects were found, according to Chehalis police.

VANDALISM

• A 19-year-old inmate who said he accidentally broke a fire sprinkler head inside his cell on Sunday got in trouble again yesterday morning for allegedly doing it a second time, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HIT AND RUN ARREST

• A 23-year-old motorist was arrested in Chehalis for driving under the influence after he allegedly struck a parked vehicle just before 10 p.m. yesterday at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia and left the scene. Marco P. Francisco, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for hit and run, according to the Centralia Police Department.

APARTMENT FIRE

• A Centralia apartment complex was evacuated late yesterday afternoon when a fire broke out in one of the units. Firefighters called about 5 p.m. to Reliable Enterprises’ building on the 200 block of West Reynolds Avenue found an occupant had put it out with a fire extinguisher, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A pot holder too close to a burner on a stove had ignited and the ensuing flames damaged a wall and cabinets, Capt. Erik Olson said.

OOPS

• An un-named 22-year-old Vader man on a stolen and speeding dirt bike allegedly struck a trooper’s patrol car before speeding away yesterday afternoon north of Vancouver, according to The (Vancouver) Columbian.

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Monday, June 18th, 2012

Updated at 1:37 p.m.

ARRESTEE: “SHE SAID SHE WAS 18″

• A 14-year-old Chehalis-area girl called 911 yesterday evening after a man she met on the Internet allegedly groped her in a car at Stan Hedwall Park, according to Chehalis police. Sgt. Gwen Carrell said the two had developed an online relationship over the past couple of months and they met in person yesterday when the man picked her and they drove to the park on Rice Road. There was some inappropriate touching and she opened the car door, ran away and called 911 on her cell phone, Carrell said. The suspect, 25-year-old Christopher Haight, was found, arrested booked into the Lewis County Jail for indecent liberties, according to Carrell, however further investigation suggested  police would recommend a charge of third-degree child molestation. He said the girl told him she was 18 years old, Carrell said. According to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office, however, Haight will be released without charges pending further investigation.

POLICE SEEKING ASSAULT SUSPECT

• Police are looking for a 30-year-old Centralia man after he allegedly unleashed his Pit Bull on a neighbor who tried to intervene in an argument last night. Officers called about 10:40 p.m. to the 100 block of East Center Street found the neighbor bleeding from a dog bite and suffering from a minor head injury, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were told Ronald W. Manjares Jr. was at his home arguing with his girlfriend when the neighbor got involved. Police said Manjares also hit the neighbor over the head with a lamp before fleeing the scene.

MARIJUANA MISSING AFTER BURGLARY

• Someone broke into a Mossyrock area home and stole a small amount of medical marijuana over the weekend. A deputy called yesterday afternoon to the 100 block of Ajlune Road was told the residents returned home about 3:30 p.m. after being gone since the morning before to discover two and a half ounces of marijuana missing from a dresser drawer, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $400.

DRUGS

• A 26-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine just before midnight on Saturday at the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia. Tyler V. Geist was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor warrant around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday after contact with an officer at the 200 block of Railroad Avenue in Centralia. Tom A. Reeves was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop about 4:35 p.m. on Friday at Johnson Road and Linda Lane in Centralia. Jesse L. Thomas  was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FOUR PICKED UP IN BUCODA

• Centralia police with the help of Thurston County law enforcement officers arrested four individuals wanted on various warrants after they got a tip leading them to the 100 block of West 11th Street in Bucoda on Friday night, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to the 100 block of South Washington Avenue in Centralia just before 9 a.m. yesterday about a car tire being slashed.

• An inmate said he accidentally broke a sprinkler head inside his cell when he was messing around with it because he was so excited he was going to be released from jail yesterday. The cell was flooded and 19-year-old Zachary J. Johnston-Penrose, was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Friday, June 15th, 2012

Updated

SHERIFF: MACHETE WIELDING LANDS MAN IN JAIL

• A 34-year-old Randle man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he allegedly swung a machete at his ex-girlfriend’s face during an argument and subsequently used a tire iron to smash out all the windows and headlights of her pickup truck. The suspect ran off into the woods carrying the machete at the 100 block of Kiona Road but an arriving deputy caught up with him and took him into custody, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said Robert J. Day however on the way to the patrol car tried to escape, a struggle ensued in which he kicked and spit at the deputy prompting the use of a Taser. Day also threatened to kill the deputy if he didn’t remove the handcuffs, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Day was booked for first-degree assault and numerous related offenses. Four firearms were confiscated from his home, so he was also booked for unlawful possession of firearms because he is a convicted felon, according to Brown.

GREEN HILL EMPLOYEE ASSAULTED

• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School about 7:20 p.m. yesterday because an inmate at the juvenile correctional facility allegedly assaulted a staff member. An investigation is underway, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The investigation found an 18-year-old resident used a home made knife – crafted from a piece of plastic – to try to stab an employee on his head, neck and chest area, according to Sgt. Gwen Carrell. The wounds were superficial, Carrell said. Carlos Avalos is facing a potential charge of first-degree assault, according to police.

CARS COLORED

• Several people awoke this morning at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia to discover someone had spray painted their vehicles during the night, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers are investigating.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A camera was taken from a vehicle on the 800 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:45 p.m. yesterday.

• Police took a report yesterday morning of a wallet being stolen from a vehicle on the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia. It apparently occurred the day before.

DOG DISTRACTION

• A 26-year-old motorist found herself in the oncoming lane  yesterday afternoon after her dog jumped into her lap as she was traveling north at the 3000 block of Jackson Highway. Her Ford Taurus sideswiped a southbound Dodge Charger, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Neither driver was injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

BOATERS FOUND SAFE

• A pair of boaters were found safe at home in Tacoma after a search at Lake Scanewa southeast of Glenoma yesterday evening prompted by the find of a capsized boat. A resident on the lake spotted the overturned craft and took a boat to it to discover a life jacket floating underneath, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A cell phone found in a gear bag retrieved in the area led to a deputy tracking down its owner, via a Tacoma police officer, at the owner’s home. Two men, ages 21 and 22, said they had been on the lake earlier in the day and had to swim to shore when their boat overturned, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012

BREAK-IN HAPPENS WHILE CHILDREN SLEEPING IN CHEHALIS HOME

• A Chehalis man called police just before 2 o’clock this morning after he got out of the shower and discovered a burglar in his living room. The tall thin individual in a hooded sweatshirt fled out a window and ran toward the post office, dropping the victim’s watch outside on the ground, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It happened on the 100 block of North Market Boulevard while the 40-year-old man’s children were asleep in the home, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. The window had been left open, she said. “It’s becoming really common up north, burglaries where people are asleep,” Carrell said. “It’s a good reminder to lock windows and doors even if it’s warm out.” A camera and his wallet were taken. The man could not tell if the intruder was male or female but did notice a red circular design on the back of the person’s sweatshirt, according to Carrell.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to an apartment on the 1300 block of North Pearl Street where a camera, a skate board a DVD player and some CDs were stolen.

DRUGS

• A 16-year-old boy was arrested at Centralia High School on the 800 block of Eshom Road yesterday morning for possession of marijuana and a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

FIRE BREAKS OUT NEAR TENINO

• A woman was checked by medics for smoke inhalation after a fire overnight that northwest of Tenino. Firefighters called just after 1 a.m. to the 800 block of 143rd Avenue Southeast found a 1000-square-foot shed and the fifth-wheel trailer inside of it fully involved in flames, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. It ignited because of an unattended burn pile nearby, according to a spokesperson for the fire department.  The woman who was living in the fifth-wheel did not need to go to the hospital, Lt. Lanette Dyer said. Dyer said she did not know the extent of the damage to the structure or fifth-wheel.

HALF DOZEN VEHICLES WRECK ON I-5 NEAR GRAND MOUND

• Two individuals were transported with minor injuries after a six-car pileup on southbound Interstate 5 near the Grand Mound interchange this morning, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Lt. Lanette Dyer said in a news release crews responded about 8:25 a.m. The roadway was cleared by just after 9 a.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Updated at 5:50 p.m.

LATE FOR WORK

• A trooper passed by a motorist going more than 110 mph on Interstate 5 near Grand Mound this morning caught up to him and was told the driver was late for work. It happened about 7:45 a.m. northbound near exit 88, according to Trooper Guy Gill. Gill said the trooper was on the shoulder picking up some debris when he heard the Acura Integra coming and got out his radar. The second time he clocked the car, it was traveling at 120 mph, Gill said. The 18-year-old Rochester man was arrested for reckless driving and booked into the Thurston County Jail. His car was impounded.

MAN DEAD AFTER MOTORCYCLE CRASH

• A 29-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he ran off state Route 706 in Elbe and hit a tree and a rock, according to the Washington State Patrol. Michael P. Anikusko, of Graham, was traveling west when he missed a curve near state Route 7 and went down an embankment, according to the state patrol. Troopers called just before 4 p.m. yesterday reported the cause of the crash is under investigation. Anikusko’s family reported him missing after he set out for a motorcycle ride on Monday and never returned home, according to Trooper Guy Gill. An individual out for a walk yesterday found him and his motorcycle over the embankment, according to Gill. The 2008 Suzuki GSXR750 was described as totaled.

DRUGS

• A 17-year-old boy was arrested at Centralia High School on the 800 block of Eshom Road yesterday morning for possession of marijuana and a warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

• Two men were arrested separately by police in the Twin Cities yesterday for drug violations and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Further details were not readily available.

BAD TOUCHING

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday to investigate an elderly woman reportedly being “accosted” by a fellow resident at a convalescent home for Alzheimer’s patients on the 1500 block of Jensen Avenue. The case was referred to police by Adult Protective Services.

SUSPICIOUS MOTORIST

• Morton police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 800 block of Main Avenue at about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday. An officer found the suspicious driver had stopped to look at deer which were feeding in the area, according to the Morton Police Department.

UNDER SURVEILLANCE?

• Police were called just after 5 p.m. on Friday to the area of the 700 block of Main Avenue in Morton by an individual who thought a suspicious person in a car was spying on them. It turned out to be another local resident in a car reading a newspaper, according to the Morton Police Department.

DETECTIVES LOOKING FOR STOLEN GUNS

• Crime Stoppers of Lewis County is looking for information on the theft of eight firearms and other valuables from a burglary last month on the 1000 block of Highway 603 outside Chehalis. Someone broke into a residence sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 14 and took  a Bushmaster AR15, a Mossberg 500 12-gauge shotgun, a Ruger 10-22 rifle, a semi-automatic Russian made .32 caliber pistol, a Ruger single six 22,  a Ruger Superhawk 44, a Ruger SP101 357 magnum handgun and a Beretta 9ZFS Brigadier 9 mm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The losses which included a Dell computer, a 40-inch Samsung television and a Sony Blu-ray player is estimated at $8,700, according to the Crime Stoppers. The organization takes anonymous tips at 1-800-748-6422 and pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated to reflect that Graham resident Michael P. Anikusko was found dead Tuesday after he did not return home from a Monday motorcycle ride.

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

INTERRUPTED BURGLARY

• A deputy was called about 9 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Grimes Road in Centralia after a individual arrived home to find a male fleeing his residence. The 63-year-old victim gave chase but did not catch the subject, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the valuables missing were a 35 mm camera, three watches and $50 cash, the sheriff’s office said. The intruder was described as about 5-feet 10-inches tall with dark thinning hair and a scruffy beard, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

FIRE WOOD STOLEN

• Two to three cords of wood were reported stolen from the 500 block of East Pine Street in Centralia yesterday.

FRAUD

• Centralia police are investigating a possible identity theft in which an individual used someone else’s information to open a line of credit. A report was made yesterday afternoon from the 600 block of Byrd Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A Centralia officer took a report yesterday morning about possible fraud involving a bank account.

DOG TRACK OFF HIGHWAY 6

• A dog track was conducted after a deputy came upon a vehicle parked off Highway 6 and South Schueber Road for sale, with its four-way flashers on and its ignition damaged, around 1:25 a.m. today. As the deputy stopped to check, a man ran away south across the highway and into a field, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Around 7 o’clock this morning, a male matching the same clothing description was seen by an off-duty officer on the 1100 block of Highway 6, wet and walking out of a field, the sheriff’s office said. The man, Victor A. L. Whalen, 46, of Adna, was arrested for trespassing, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

HOVERCRAFT

• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday to Northeast Kresky Avenue and Hampe Way about a woman riding in a “hovercraft-type vehicle” on the side of the road. Further details were unavailable.

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Monday, June 11th, 2012

Updated

HUNGRY INTRUDER CHASED AWAY FROM CENTRALIA HOME

• Police yesterday were looking for a brown-haired male wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt after a break-in on the 500 block of South Oak Street in Centralia. Someone broke a window to get inside a residence, ate several items and then was seen leaving around 9:25 a.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. One individual called 911 while another chased the subject for several blocks before losing him in the area of South Cedar Street, according to police. An open jar of pickles was found in the kitchen, according to police. Nothing else appeared to be missing, according to police.

DOGS STOLEN FROM ANIMAL SHELTER

• Deputies are investigating after a break-in at the Lewis County Animal Shelter discovered on Friday morning in which a pair of impounded dogs were stolen. A white female Pit Bull and a male Rottweiler scheduled to be euthanized next week were missing from an outdoor pen at the facility on the 500 block of Centralia-Alpha Road outside Chehalis, according to the sheriff’s office. The fence had been cut. The owner of the canines had until this coming Friday to pay fees and comply with county requirements regarding the pets which were deemed dangerous dogs, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The dogs, Whitney and Max, originally got in trouble for attacking a neighbor’s alpacas on South Schueber Road, according to Brown. They were confiscated April 19 from their owner, Terry Petrich, Brown said. Deputies have been to his property – in Centralia – looking for the animals but have not found them, according to Brown.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• A compound bow, stereo equipment and other valuables were stolen from a barn on the 1400 block of Highway 603 near Napavine. The loss from the burglary that was discovered on Saturday is estimated at $4,600. The owner who lives in Centralia told a deputy it happened sometime since May 10.

• A 42-inch television and an X-box system were reported stolen from a home on the 1200 block of Long Road in Centralia on Sunday. A woman who lives there said she was told by her son that his brother and another individual took them. The suspect, Josiah D. McNealy, 20, of Chehalis, was contacted and arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree theft, a misdemeanor. The items were recovered.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning somebody broke into the city of Toledo’s city shop yard and got inside an impounded vehicle. It occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Thursday and 6:30 a.m. on Friday. A hole was cut in a chain link fence and a storage building broken into as well, but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A red Honda four-wheeler was taken from a shop building on the 1200 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel and subsequently found about a half mile away against a fence line, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was discovered on Friday an appeared to have occurred sometime since the end of May, according to the sheriff’s office.

CITIZEN TRACKS DOWN CELL PHONE, CALLS POLICE

• Police were called on Saturday morning after an iPhone left at the Hub Tavern in Chehalis was tracked through its GPS system to a house in Vine Street in Chehalis. A woman there told an officer she had found it and left her contact information at the bar in case its owner turned up, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The phone was returned to its owner.

UNWANTED CAR CAMPER

• A deputy was called on Saturday about a homeless person and his vehicle staying on vacant property at the 100 block of Roundtree Road in Mineral. The case involving the 51-year-old Mineral area resident will be referred to the Lewis County Prosecutors Office for a possible charge of trespassing.

SMALL ARSON AT SCHOOL

• Police and firefighters were called just after 8 p.m. yesterday to Washington Elementary School on Field Avenue in Centralia where a small fire had been set. A plastic garbage can under a bike awning was burned on purpose, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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CORRECTION: The news item about the stolen dogs has been updated to correctly reflect the dogs’ owner lives in Centralia, not Chehalis as the sheriff’s office reported.