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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Updated at 7:44 p.m.

CENTRALIA MEN SLUMBER THROUGH HOME BURGLARY

• Deputies called about 3:30 a.m. yesterday to a report of suspicious circumstances at the 3000 block of Mount Vista Road in Centralia arrested a 32-year-old man who allegedly burglarized his relatives’ home and garage while they were sleeping. A neighbor saw a flashlight shining in the brush outside the house and when deputies arrived, they found suspected stolen property next to a vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. When deputies went inside to check the residence, they woke up two men in their 60s who were unaware of any break-in, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said. Joshua D. Graham was located coming from the back of the garage and said his uncles were out of town and he had permission to be there, Breen said. Among the items taken were an air conditioner, a battery charger and tools, Breen said. Graham was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

BUSINESS BREAK-IN

• Deputies responding to an alarm at a business on the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 south of Chehalis about 2 a.m. today found damage to a wall inside but nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A K-9 search was conducted but no suspect located, according to the sheriff’s office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A deputy was called about 4 a.m. yesterday regarding a a vehicle prowl in which a revolver was taken at the 200 block of Mineral Road South, in Mineral. It occurred sometime since 4 p.m. the day before, according to the sheriff’ office. The vehicle had ben left unsecured, detective Sgt. Dusty Breen said.

• Centralia police were called to 1000 block of South Tower Avenue just after 2 p.m. yesterday where an individual said someone got inside their car and stole a Kindle and a wallet.

• Chehalis police were called about 7:45 a.m. yesterday to a residence on Pennsylvania Avenue when an individual said he spotted a female in his carport rummaging through hi vehicle. She took off in a car and a check of the license plate the victim observed revealed it was stolen out of Bellevue, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Police suspect another vehicle prowl nearby on Northwest Duffy Street is related, Wilson said.

• Police took a report about 11:30 a.m. yesterday of two vehicle prowls on Northeast Glen Road in Chehalis in which sports equipment and other items were stolen.

THEFT AND DRUGS

• Police called about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday regarding a suspected shoplift from Wal-Mart located two individuals hiding behind a dumpster and recovered about $300 worth of razors. Randy E. Leonard, 22, of Longview, was arrested for third-degree theft and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police found a “tiny” amount of suspected methamphetamine as well as an implement for “hot-knifing heroin” on his pregnant female companion, according to police. Her case will be referred for possible charges pending lab tests on the material, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. She was not arrested or booked at the time because of the potential liability and expense of keeping a pregnant woman in jail, WIlson said.

NO BOMB

• Police were called to the Goodwill store on Harrison Avenue in Centralia late yesterday afternoon after someone discovered what appeared to a bomb threat scrawled on a wall. Officer walked through the building and found nothing suspicious and the business decided to close early as a precaution, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NO FIGHT

• Police called about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday to a report several subjects were fighting in the are of the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue found no victims, no suspects, no injuries and nobody willing to talk about what they might have been involved in, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK

• A rear-end collision on U.S. Highway 12 near Interstate 5 yesterday that knocked a Honda Accord onto its top sent one person to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 12:45 p.m. to the scene south of Chehalis found both vehicles were totaled and cited the 75-year-old driver of a Dodge Ram pickup for following too closely and inattention, according to the state patrol. Lyle Zeller, 75, of Ethel, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital where he was treated and has been released, according to authorities. The 22-year-old driver of the Honda, Jerry Birdwell, of Chechal, was reportedly uninjured.

• Two women who were injured early Saturday morning in a rollover wreck northwest of Olympia remain hospitalized, one of them facing potential charges for driving under the influence and vehicular assault. Troopers called about 3:30 a.m. to U.S. Highway 101 near state Route 8 found a 1994 Honda Accord on its top. The driver, Amanda Mojica, 19, of Centralia, is in good condition today at  Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Her passenger, Aracelie Hernandez, 20, of Aberdeen, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning.

• A Freightliner truck blew a tire and ran off the freeway into the brush this afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 south of Napavine. The Washington State Patrol reports the vehicle was totaled in the approximately 1 p.m. incident near milepost 66. The driver, a 42-year-old man from Vancouver, was however uninjured, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with  suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, minor collisions, disorderly subjects, suspicious activity, shoplifting, and other misdemeanor theft; complaints about graffiti, barking dogs, noisy neighbors … and more.

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Saturday, June 8th, 2013

WATER RESCUE TEAM RETRIEVES DOG, WOMAN FROM RIVER BANK

• Chehalis firefighters were out at the crack of dawn at the Newaukum River to rescue a dog who couldn’t swim. Capt. Pat Gilligan said they were called about 4 a.m. to Stan Hedwall Park by police for a situation he believed began as a missing person around 10 o’clock last night. It turned out the woman spent the night on the opposite side of the river because although her Labrador didn’t mind crossing the river with her, her other dog wouldn’t get in the water, according to firefighters. Capt. Rob Gebhart and Firefighter Jay Birley paddled their kayaks about 400 yards upstream to retrieve them. They put the woman and the non-swimming canine into a kayak and pulled them across the river, Gebhart said. He said he didn’t know why she was out there or why her friends left, but noted she had built a fire and needed no medical attention.

THEFT

• Centralia police responding about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue note local banks are reporting a male attempting to pass fraudulent checks from a local construction company, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 46-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to steal alcohol from a store on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia last night. Police responded about 8:25 p.m. cited Patsy A. Bartlett for third-degree theft and then released her, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECKS

• Centralia police called about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue after a vehicle struck several poles outside a business arrested a motorist for hit and run, for driving under the influence and for not having a valid driver’s license. Carla J. Raby was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A Centralia woman and her passenger were injured after a rollover wreck early this morning northwest of Olympia. Troopers called about 3:30 a.m. to U.S. Highway 101 near state Route 8 found a 1994 Honda Accord on its top. Amanda Mojica, 19, of Centralia, was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital and Aracelie Hernandez, 20, of Aberdeen, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper Guy Gill indicated the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening but the driver is suspected of having been under the influence and is arrested for vehicular assault. They were both wearing seat belts; the car was totaled, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violation of a protection order; other responses for misdemeanor theft, minor vandalism … and more.

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Amanda Mojica’s Honda Accord lays upside down off U.S. Highway 101. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Updated

BAD NEIGHBOR

•  Chehalis police were called about 9:30 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of North Market Boulevard after a woman said a man walked into her apartment wearing just his boxer shorts. “She screamed, he left,” Officer Linda Bailey said. Responding officers found 32-year-old Ronald J. Jennings outside his apartment; he had locked himself out, Bailey said. Jennings was arrested and booked into jail for first-degree criminal trespass as well as for indecent exposure – because his private parts were showing, according to Bailey.

BAR FIGHT

• Police are looking for 31-year-old Kyle E. Wagar after he allegedly  assaulted two people in a truck outside a bar on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue last night. Officers called just after midnight were told the attack was unprovoked and that the Chehalis resident was seen running from the scene, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BUSINESS THEFT

• A deputy was called to a business on the 800 block of Lincoln Creek Road outside Centralia yesterday after its owner discovered some of his business checks had been stolen. Four of the nine missing checks have been forged and cashed, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is $615, according to the sheriff’s office.

FIREARM THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. yesterday regarding a rifle stolen from a home on the 200 block of North Gold Street. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GARAGE THEFT

• Police were called to the 800 block of South Gold Street yesterday afternoon regarding unspecified items taken from someone’s garage.

CAR PROWL

• A vehicle’s window was sprung from its tracks and an amplifier and two 10-inch subwoofers were stolen at the 100 block of Southwest Fifth Street in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 5:30 a.m. today. The theft occurred sometime after 10 p.m. yesterday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• An officer responded to W.F. West High School in Chehalis yesterday afternoon regarding a 15-year-old student with suspected marijuana. The case will be referred to prosecutors for possible charging, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

GUN SCARE NEAR SCHOOL

• Police rushed to the area yesterday just after 1 o’clock when someone said they saw two males walking toward R.E. Bennett Elementary School carrying what appeared to be assault rifles. A spokesperson for the Chehalis Police Department said the subjects were located but nobody was arrested. Officer Linda Bailey said she didn’t yet have a report so she couldn’t share further details. Update: Officers contacted the individuals who indeed were carrying their rifles as they walked to their apartment, but it was about a quarter mile north of the school, according to police. People got “freaked out” but there was nothing illegal going on, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

POSSIBLE PEEPER

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday from a mother who said her daughter saw someone looking in her window the night before at the 300 block of Southeast Park Hill Drive in Chehalis. Extra patrols were requested for the area.

INDUSTRIAL PARK FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday to a foundry in the Chehalis Industrial Park off Sears Road for a small equipment fire. Nobody was hurt, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

VEHICLE FIRE

• Firefighters were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of South Schueber Road northwest of Chehalis when a log loader caught fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

ACCIDENT

• Two people were transported to the hospital after a motorcycle accident on Koontz Road yesterday near Napavine. One patient was to be airlifted, according to Lewis County Fire District 15 Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson, but he didn’t have further details because he was only assisting Lewis County Fire District 5 with the call.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault; responses for minor collisions, dispute, stolen bicycle, to pick up a counterfeit $20 bill from a business; complaints of barking dogs, vicious dog  … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Updated at 12:34 p.m.

DRUG BUST

• Chehalis police found a “significant” amount of heroin, more than 200 grams of methamphetamine and several thousand dollars cash when they searched two cars they impounded yesterday morning in Centralia. Two people were arrested for conspiracy to deliver drugs after detectives contacted the occupants of two vehicles they said met up at Plum and Ash streets. Detectives made contact with them, took them into custody and their cars were seized, Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Ashley C. Varga, 23, of Chehalis, and Anthony W. Miller, 41, of Centralia, according to Wilson.

MYSTERY ASSAULT

• Police and aid called about 1:45 a.m. today to The Hub tavern in Centralia regarding an assault found a 22-year-old patron lying on his back in the beer garden. When he regained consciousness, he told officers nobody assaulted him, according to the Centralia Police Department. However, a female was overheard saying, “That’s what you get for ‘punking’ my brother,” police said. The victim would not cooperate with police in pursuing the matter, police said.

AUTO THEFT

• A Chehalis police officer was flagged down about 5:40 a.m. today after a car was discovered missing from its driveway on the 1200 block of Northwest Cedar Way. Stolen is a white 1998 Nissan Altima, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

NOT A BREAK-IN

• Chehalis police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a burglary at a home on Northwest Prindle Street in which the caller was moving out from. Police were told a window had been broken out. The report turned out to be unfounded, police said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for minor accidents, alarm, dispute, report of possible inappropriate touching, female seen “passed out” near train tracks; complaint about lewd pictures sent on Facebook, neighbor’s rabbits in a garden  … and more.

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Updated at 4:43 p.m.

SAFE CRACKER IN PE ELL

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the 100 block of Meyer Road in Pe Ell about a residential burglary in which someone broke into a safe and stole more than $3,000 cash, which included as much as $1,000 in quarters and $400 worth of silver dollars. The 59-year-old victim said it occurred while he was on vacation between May 25 and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Someone removed part of a window on the backside of the home, according to the sheriff’s office. Also taken was a five-ounce silver China panda medallion valued at $100, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The resident said he had left his son home house sitting but nobody else knew the combination to the safe, according to Brown.

GLENOMA BURGLARY

• Someone cut the padlocks off three outbuildings at the 7500 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Glenoma, according to a report made to the sheriff’s office yesterday. The 55-year-old victim said it occurred sometime between 7 p.m. on Monday and 5 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it’s unknown what if anything was missing.

DEPUTY WINS DISAGREEMENT

• The recipient of a protection order served last night in Toledo who was told he had to vacate the residence instead told the deputy to leave. The 9:30 p.m. visit to the home on the 100 block of Hopp Road North ended with 36-year-old Christopher R. Beecroft taken into custody and  booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Beecroft’s arrest was for violating the court order and for resisting arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

• A 40-year-old Centralia man was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief after police were called to the home he shares with his girlfriend on Warsaw Street about 3:20 a.m. today when she reported he had torn up some of her clothing and broken a picture frame. Desidero Ramirez-Cruz was issued the citation and transported elsewhere, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer John Panco said he didn’t know where Ramirez-Cruz was taken but that sometimes officers offer that as a way to cool off.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 2500 block of North National Avenue because someone stole two grocery carts from the Twin City Senior Center.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle inside a carport at the 400 block of Tucker Road near Toledo sometime between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the items stolen are the 27-year-old victim’s rent money, driver’s license, credit card and a debit card, according to the sheriff’s office.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just after 8 a.m. yesterday regarding a window getting broken on a vehicle on Southwest Fifth Street.

POLICE: GROCERY WORKER PUTS HIS HANDS ON YOUNG CUSTOMER

• Chehalis police were called at 3 p.m. yesterday to Shop N Kart grocery on North National Avenue after a 12-year-old girl said a man tried to grab her. Officers interviewed both the girl and the 58-year-old employee, but made no arrest, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “She was under the impression he was trying to get her to the back of the store,” spokesperson Officer Linda Bailey said. “He said said no … he was merely trying to show her merchandise.” There were no eyewitnesses, and police intend to forward a report to the prosecutor’s office for evaluation of possible charges, Bailey said. The business went ahead and “trespassed” the employee, meaning he can’t come back onto the premises without getting arrested for trespass, according to Bailey.

WRECK FOLLOWUP

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning the two individuals in yesterday’s serious-injury collision at Twin Oaks Road west of Chehalis are from Spanaway and College Place. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it appeared the 54-year-old man and 49-year-old woman were not wearing seat belts. The pair were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with what firefighters described as possible life-threatening injuries following the approximately 11:40 a.m. rollover wreck. Brown said the driver sustained possible broken hips. According to the investigation, the 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup was traveling down Frogner Road approaching Twin Oaks Road and didn’t stop. Brown said the driver attempted to turn right, but slid sideways off the road into a field. They were delivering telephone books in the area.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for misdemeanor assault, alarm, fender benders, dispute, suspicious circumstances; complaint about a neighbor shooting at kids with a BB gun (Sorry folks. No arrest, no report, no details on the BB gun.) … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

NICE CATCH

• Chehalis police were called about 12:35 p.m. yesterday when a woman caught a small boy wearing only a diaper and a shirt on the sidewalk next to South Market Boulevard and kept him from crossing the busy street. Twenty to 30 minutes later, officers were contacted by a resident around the corner and down the block whose 3-year-old vanished from his sandbox, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The child was returned to the home safely, according to police.

GLENOMA HOME BURGLED

• A 64-year-old Glenoma woman got home from work yesterday afternoon to find her front door kicked in and a wooden jewelry box missing from her dresser. The break-in on the 8300 block of U.S. Highway 12 occurred sometime between 6:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THEFT

• Police were called just after 3 p.m. yesterday regarding a garage burglarized at the 600 block of Warsaw Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1200 block of Mellen Street to a complaint about three computers being stolen. It turned out to be a civil matter, not a criminal matter, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy took a report yesterday that someone stole about 20 gallons of diesel and small hand tools from a tractor belonging to the Lewis County public works department at U.S. Highway 12 and Meade Hill Road in Glenoma. The theft occurred sometime since last Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called just after 11 a.m. yesterday about an overnight car prowl at the 1500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. Someone ripped the stereo out, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called yesterday afternoon to the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia where someone had spray painted on the wall of a building.

WRECK

• Two young people in a Jeep escaped injury when a tarp flew off a load in front of them on Interstate 5 south of Napavine yesterday afternoon and landed on their vehicle prompting a rollover wreck. A trooper called at 2:30 p.m. to the southbound lanes near milepost 66 reported the driver swerved in an attempt to dislodge the tarp, striking the concrete barrier before rolling over, according to the Washington State Patrol. Kaitlyn R. Corral, 20, and John Shannon Jr. 23, both of Kent, were unhurt, but the 2005 Jeep Liberty was totaled, according to the state patrol. The driver of the semi which was hauling a dump truck on a flatbed trailer was cited for an unsecured load, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for alarms, stolen bicycle, other misdemeanor theft, parking lot fender bender, suspicious circumstances such as person sleeping outside someone else’s house, subject passed out next to railroad tracks … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Updated at 6:59 p.m.

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

• Police were called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia where someone had broken the back door to a home and stolen a television, a computer and other electronics.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

• Police called just after 3 a.m. yesterday when subjects were seen pushing a motorcycle down the street on Southwest Wilson Avenue in Chehalis subsequently found it on the 200 block of 14th Street. Nobody at that location knew how it got there and it was returned to its owner on the next block, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A utility truck belonging to Century Link was reported stolen from the 100 block of Tahoma Street in Packwood on Friday morning. The 2012 Ford F450 was taken sometime after 8:30 p.m. the night before, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’ Office. The loss is estimated at $73,000. It has a license plate reading B24820V, according to the sheriff’s office.

BARNYARD DISPUTE

• A deputy was called to the 300 block of Hale Road West near Winlock on Friday morning when a 47-year-old man caught his neighbor’s German Shepherd with a chicken in its mouth. The poultry owner shot the dog in the shoulder with a .22 rifle and the dog ran home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The man said the animal had killed a rooster as well, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The German Shepherd is recovering fine from being shot but his owner was cited for the dog being off his property, Brown said.

THREATS

• A 26-year-old Centralia man who allegedly destroyed a mailbox and tried to fight his neighbor was arrested after deputies were called abut 8:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia. Henry Herrera-Montealegre was booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct, trespass and malicious mischief, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 72-year-old Chehalis man contacted police about a threatening phone call he received on Friday. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BARN THEFT

• A 22-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested just after 8 a.m. on Saturday after she was found allegedly taking unspecified items from a barn near the 1400 block of North Pearl Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shila Brennan was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone broke a car window on the 500 block of North Rock Street in Centralia and took CDs, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Chehalis police took a report of a vehicle prowl about 9 p.m. on Friday night at the 600 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue. Someone rummaged around inside but nothing appeared to be missing, according to police.

DISPUTE AND DRUGS

• Centralia police were called about 6:45 a.m. yesterday to a dispute on the 1200 block of West Main Street where they arrested a 39-year-old Centralia man. Brian L. Feist allegedly shoved his girlfriend down and repeatedly punched her in the face, according to police. He was searched and suspected methamphetamine found, police said. Feist was booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FAKE BILLS

• A Chehalis business on Southwest Interstate Avenue called police on Friday about three counterfeit $20 bills it had taken in.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The rape trial in which the prosecutor is afraid the victim’s bad heart won’t hold out having to face her alleged attacker began this afternoon, with testimony from the victim. Leo B. Bunker III, 53, of Winlock, is charged with two counts of second-degree rape, one count of harassment and two counts of violating a protection order in connection with a woman who says he physically abused her during their short marriage in late 2011. He was charged in December of that year and has been locked up since awaiting trial. Prosecutors last week unsuccessfully attempted to allow the victim to testify via video, because her doctors have said the stress could kill her. Defense attorney Michael Underwood last week was denied a request to get the trial postponed because his client who is recovering from throat cancer and treatment doesn’t have a very strong voice with which to assist his attorney in the courtroom. The trial in Lewis County Superior Court took an early recess after the victim had been on the stand about an hour and half today. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Joely O’Rourke and Underwood spoke to the judge at his bench while the jury was on a break. Judge James Lawler afterward said only that given the situation, court would reconvene at 9 a.m. tomorrow. O’Rourke said she expects to finish questioning the victim in the morning.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with a suspended license, violation of a protection order, shoplifting; responses for fender benders, suspicious circumstances, burglar alarms, misdemeanor assault, stolen bicycle; complaints of barking dogs, noisy neighbors … and more.

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013

CEMETERY VANDALISM

• Centralia police are investigating a report of graffiti on a tombstone at Greenwood Cemetery on Van Wormer Street. Officer Corey Butcher said it appeared it was originally painted bright green and someone spray painted on top of it, “White paint dummy.”

VACANT HOUSE BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 10:20 a.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Sunset Way in Centralia where a vacant home being remodeled was broken into. Someone kicked in the back door, according to the Centralia Police Department. It wasn’t immediately clear if anything was missing, according to police.

WALLET STOLEN

• An individual who left his backpack on a curb at the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard while he went for a run yesterday afternoon  returned to discover his wallet was missing, according to Centralia police.

NURSE ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM PATIENTS

• Kirotv.com reports a search of the Tenino home of a nursing assistant turned up jewelry including rings she allegedly stole off the fingers of Alzheimer’s patients at her workplace. Richard Thompson writes that Kerrina Koch, 41, was arrested for first-degree theft and has been fired from the Olympia facility.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant; responses for misdemeanor assaults … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, May 31st, 2013

STOLEN MODEL AIRPLANE, DUCT TAPE LEAD TO GUNSHOTS, CHASE

• A burglary north of Morton was apparently solved early yesterday when law enforcement officers caught up to a suspect vehicle that turned off state Route 7 onto a logging road but was blocked by fallen trees. The 47-year-old driver admitted he had run out of his shoes when fleeing the scene at the 1700 block of state Route 7 where the burglary victim said he fired warning shots into the air after catching  acquaintances stealing items from his garage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The shoes were found in the yard and damp footprints matching the tread were discovered inside the garage, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies and Morton police called just after 1 a.m. learned from the 58-year-old victim that after he fired shots, a car towing a utility trailer left the scene but he got in his vehicle and found the car on a nearby road. The man said when the female got out of the car he fired more warning shots and the pair fled again, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Brown said a missing gas can was found in the suspect’s car. Found near where the car had briefly parked were other stolen goods – a model airplane, its controls and duct tape, Brown said. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary were Kimberly D. Annis, 44, and Timothy H. Thayer, 47, both of Seattle, according to the sheriff’s office. The two had different accounts of what had gone on, and denied being inside the man’s garage, Brown said.

MULTIPLE GUNS, OTHER GOODS TAKEN IN BURGLARY

• A 49-year-old Chehalis area man called 911 yesterday after returning home to discover a burglary in which five firearms and other valuable were stolen. A deputy called about 4:50 p.m. to the 100 block of Taylor Road south of Chehalis found a back door had been forced open. Among the items taken were clothing, DVDs, ammunition, a 12-gauge shotgun, a Marlin 357 rifle, a Ruger 22, a 9 mm semi-automatic Ruger and a Glock 9 mm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime since April 11, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at more than $2,300.

SHOP BURGLARY

• Someone broke a window to get inside a shop building at the 400 block of Burchett Road in the Onalaska area, making off with a Honda 5 hp boat motor, a Stihl weed eater and a Husqvarna chain saw. A deputy called yesterday afternoon learned the break-in occurred sometime since March 31, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A 49-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for illegal possession of Oxycodone and for an outstanding warrant yesterday morning in centralia. Anthony W. Pyper was booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact with police about 11 a.m. at the 500 block of North Tower Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police are investigating the possibility of illegal possession of  prescription drugs following contact with a 19-year-old Lakewood man about 12:30 a.m. at the 1200 block of Mellen Street. Saul Estaba-Perez, 19, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police are looking for a bald male on a BMX-style bicycle following a vehicle prowl yesterday evening at East Locust Street and South Tower Avenue. Officers called just before 7 p.m. found the subject had fled the area. He was wearing blue pants and a light green sweatshirt, police were told.

RACING TICKET

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident – Jordon J. Sansouci – was cited for racing and reckless driving following contact with police at the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia just after 11:30 p.m. yesterday.

MORE FAKE BILLS

• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart about 4:30 a.m. regarding a pair of counterfeit $20 bills received at the store. Officers will be looking at security video to follow up, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone slashed the tire of a vehicle at the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6 p.m. yesterday.

WRECK

• A 56-year-old Onalaska man and his female passenger were hospitalized with neck and back pain following a single-vehicle rollover collision yesterday afternoon at the 1400 block of little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. A deputy investigating the approximately 3:15 wreck concluded the 1996 Ford Explorer was traveling too fast on a wet road at a sharp curve when it left the roadway and landed in a ditch, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was described as totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for violation of a protection order, warrant; responses for shoplifting, dispute, out-of-control teenager, male staggering in the roadway … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Updated

ONE INJURED IN COOKING FIRE

• A Centralia woman was hospitalized after she tried to stop a kitchen fire by carrying a pot of burning french fry oil outside last night. Firefighters called about 9 p.m. to the 500 block of Pine Street found the five occupants of the residence outside and the inside filled with smoke. The fire was out but the stove and cabinets were scorched, Capt. Scott Snyder said. Snyder said it seemed as they were collectively preparing french fries but all were in another part of the home when they noticed smoke in the kitchen. He called the young woman extremely lucky, suggesting smothering the flames with the pot’s lid instead of picking it up would have been safer. “She did have some pretty bad burns where it landed on her feet,” he said. She was treated by medics and transported by AMR to Providence Centralia Hospital, he said.

UNWELCOME ADVANCE

• A Randle man was arrested yesterday morning after he went into a female friend’s house uninvited during the night and got in to bed with her. The 37-year-old woman woke up right away, told him to get out and called 911, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home on Bennett Road at 5 a.m. arrested James W. Ballard, 40, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for trespassing, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the two apparently had differing interpretations of their relationship.

UNWELCOME ATTENTION

• An investigation into alleged unlawful imprisonment and stalking against a 55-year-old Chehalis man ended yesterday with police finding probable cause for his arrest but instead of detaining him, they directed prosecutors to issue a summons to the subject regarding felony and misdemeanor charges, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case involved a brief incident in which William A. Appleby Sr. allegedly blocked a woman’s path to a doorway at the Chehalis wastewater treatment plant and multiple instances of allegedly parking and watching or driving past another female’s residence earlier this spring, according to police.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday to a home on the 2500 block of Kristine Avenue where cash and a computer were reported stolen. They have a suspect in mind and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to Centralia Outlet stores yesterday afternoon where a male and female passed a “bad” travelers check at one location and attempted the same at another.

• A deputy was called last night to the 200 block of Clinton Road outside Chehalis after the discovery an ATV had vanished from a chicken barn. The 2000 Eton 90cc quad wasn’t drivable and seemed to have been stolen sometime since April 1, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• Centralia police responded about 11 p.m. yesterday after a white Dodge pickup truck truck a utility pole at the 900 block of South Gold Street and left the area. The truck was subsequently located a few blocks away but its driver was not identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor assaults, driving with a suspended license; responses for violation of a restraining order, parking lot fender bender, accidental 911 calls, stray cat questions, burglar alarms, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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CLARIFICATION: This entry has been updated to clarify that while police said they arrested and then released William A. Appleby Sr. yesterday, they say he was arrested on paper but not physically detained. As of Dec. 12, 2013, no charges had been filed.

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Updated at 6:16 p.m.

POLICE: CHEHALIS MAN ASSAULTS TWO, POINTS GUN

• A Chehalis man is jailed after an incident last night in which police were called to a Centralia apartment complex about an individual threatening people with a gun. Officers responding just after 10:30 p.m. to the 700 block of South Tower Avenue were told 27-year-old Tony Chafin arrived looking for his girlfriend who had recently broken up with him, according to the Centralia Police Department. He and someone with him knocked on a door and Chafin pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at some subjects, according to police. Police Sgt. Kurt Reichert said Chafin ordered one man to the ground outside and kicked him in the stomach. Another man who tried to run but fell down was kicked in the head, Reichert said. Officers from Centralia, Chehalis and the sheriff’s office tracked Chafin down in Chehalis where he was taken into custody without incident at about 2 a.m., according to police. No gun was found, police said. Reichert said witnesses described the gun as wrapped in cloth or covered up by a backpack or a duffle bag. Chafin was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.  Chafin was released without charges later today. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said Chafin was struck from the calendar (of those who go before a judge to make their first appearance), meaning the person is no longer on the calendar today. He didn’t elaborate.

GUNS AND MONEY MISSING

• A deputy called to a Doty-area home Monday regarding missing guns and cash learned the family went out of town for the weekend while one daughter stayed home and had a party with a large number of guests, some she didn’t invite or even know. The Friday night gathering on the 100 block of Front Street saw fights breaking out, vehicles driving through the yard and the young woman finally asking people to leave and going to bed after thinking she had locked the door, a deputy was told. Missing is a 12-gauge shotgun, a 22 rifle with a “camo” stock, a scope, $600 from a drawer and $51 from a teenager’s dresser, according to the sheriff’ office.

MASS MOVIES OVERDUE AT LIBRARY

• Chehalis police are looking into someone using someone else’s library card to check out DVD movies which have not been returned. The loss is estimated at more than $1,300, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• Deputies are looking for the 19-year-old nephew of a Chehalis-area woman who reported she suspected he took a bank card from her purse and withdrew $500 from her account via an ATM on Onalaska, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. Deputies are attempting to locate video surveillance evidence, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Crosby Avenue in Centralia regarding the theft of a diamond ring sometime during the last two weeks.

• Police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia about the tailgate of a Nissan pickup truck which had been taken over the weekend.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday evening from the 1200 block of Mellen Street regarding a purse stolen from inside a vehicle.

• A cell phone was stolen from a vehicle at the 1100 block of South Pearl Street sometime during the previous few days, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR LIGHTING FIRE

• Chehalis police were called about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to a home on Northwest Ohio Avenue where a 15-year-old boy who was upset with his parents allegedly lit on fire some papers behind a china cabinet. The teen was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for first-degree reckless burning, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the cemetery on the 400 block of North Washington Avenue after the discovery someone had destroyed about 30 little little flags which had been placed on grave sites for Memorial Day.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, people attempting to pass a counterfeit check, stolen wallet, various types of harassment, possible overdose, someone arrested for drugs in a case in which information from police is not readily available … and more.

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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Updated at 8:52 p.m.

LUCRATIVE BUT UNRULY PASSENGER KICKS CABBIE

• A deputy was called to a Packwood home about 2:30 a.m. on Friday after a resident allegedly stiffed a taxi driver on a $400 fare, a ride into Morton for some drinks and a ride home afterward, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said that on the way home, the 63-year-old man had the cabbie stop at the Shell Foodmart to hit up the ATM as was their ordinary routine, but for whatever reason it didn’t work and he said he could pay when they got to his house on Cannon Road. The cab driver told a deputy that when he tried to collect his money, his passenger kicked him in the stomach. “The victim did not want to press charges for the assault, he just wanted to get paid,” Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The case is being referred to prosecutors with a recommendation of a charge for third-degree theft, according to the sheriff’s office. The amount owed included another $200 for a cleanup fee because the customer urinated in the front seat, Brown said.

FAKE MONEY

• Two Centralia men were arrested last night after they allegedly spent a counterfeit $20 bill to make a small purchase at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue and then used the change to buy beer at another store, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer called about 9:30 p.m. arrested Luke T. Baker, 43, and Thomas J. Roy, 39, for forgery and booked them into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said his department is aware of seven or eight fake $20 bills passed in the recent past. How many more are out there? Reichert said he has no idea. Baker is being released without charges pending further investigation. Roy is being held on a warrant.

FAKE NAME

• A 31-year-old Toledo woman was arrested for identity theft because she lied about her name to a deputy on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding to a report of suspicious activity at Gee Cees truck stop on Foster Creek Road near Vader contacted the occupants of a vehicle and one of them said she was Sarah Meyer, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the deputy knew Meyer and knew the woman was not her. The female subsequently identified as Michelle Price, was wanted on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown.

WINDOW SMASHED

• Deputies are looking for a 23-year-old Rochester man after he allegedly broke a window at his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 1800 block of Lincoln Creek Road early yesterday morning when she refused to let him inside. A deputy responding about 1:40 a.m. reported the loss is about $100, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 7:30 a.m. yesterday about a car prowl on the 500 block of Ash Street in Centralia. Someone broke a window or windows to get inside and took a wallet, a camera and CDs, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of Southwest William Avenue about a laptop computer stolen from a vehicle.

• A 43-year-old Puyallup woman contacted the sheriff’s office about 5 p.m. on Saturday after she discovered someone had prowled her vehicle as it was parked near the Packwood Airport during the community’s flea market event. Missing were two jackets, two Motorola walkie talkies and a GPS device, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared a door was left unlocked, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A purse containing credit cards and an iPhone were stolen from a vehicle parked at the 12,000 block of U.S. Highway 12 between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim said she left the pink, fabric shoulder bag on the passenger seat of the unlocked locked vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

ILLEGAL WEAPON

• A 35-year-old Salkum man, Larry E. Ridgley, stopped on Sunday evening for driving an ATV on the 700 block of Gore Road with a suspended license was subsequently arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon; brass knuckles discovered in  his pants, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old homeless man was arrested for possession of heroin about 1:20 a.m. today when a Chehalis police officers stopped two males on bicycles without proper lighting at the 600 block of North National Avenue. Douglas M. Capelli was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. The officer confiscated about five and half grams of suspected heroin, police said. However, he was charged this afternoon with delivery of a controlled substance in connection with an ongoing case. His defense attorney in arguing for lower bail suggested to a judge Capelli couldn’t be much of a community safety risk given that police didn’t arrest him back in October when they could have. “The reason we’re here now, they’re doing this, is he didn’t follow through on a deal to rat someone out,” Chehalis attorney Bob Schroeter said. His bail was set at $25,000, half of what prosecutors requested.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A former area attorney who was disbarred was charged with second-degree organized retail theft and possession of methamphetamine, both as a principal or an accomplice in Lewis County Superior Court today. Roland T. Hunter, 52, of Tacoma, appeared before a judge following his Saturday arrest at the Centralia Outlets for his alleged role in a shoplifting spree. Matthew D. Drennan, 36, of Edgewood, was arrested at the same time and charged today with the same offenses. Hunter works in Edgewood selling used cars, defense attorney Bob Schroeter told the judge. Bail was set at $10,000 for both men. Centralia police called about 5:30 p.m. to the shopping center on Lum Road found the pair’s vehicle with merchandise taken from several stores. Schroeter said he didn’t remember the details of Hunter’s troubles as lawyer, but thought he worked in Centralia until several years ago.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for parking lot hit and run, other non-injury collisions, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances, suspected suicide … and more.

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Sunday, May 26th, 2013

SHOP LOCAL, BUT PLEASE PAY UNLESS YOU WANT ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE GRAY BAR HOTEL

• A shopping spree for two Pierce County men ended yesterday with their arrests at the Centralia Outlets for organized retail theft and possession of methamphetamine. Police called about 5:30 p.m. to the 1300 block of Lum Road regarding a shoplifted purse found a pair of suspects in an adjacent store and a vehicle with merchandise inside it from places such as Aeropostale, Corning, Nike, Sunbirds in Chehalis and Sears at the Lewis County Mall, according to the Centralia Police Department. When one of the men was patted down, an officer discovered suspected stolen goods such as sunglasses and gloves, along with a tie from another retailer, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. “They cuffed him,” Reichert said. One of the subjects was seen kicking a bag under a patrol car; it contained suspected meth, according to police. The total value of the goods was $1,665, but it only takes hitting three or more stores to push a misdemeanor shoplifting offense up to the felony of organized retail theft, according to Reichert. Police counted approximately nine victim businesses. Centralia has lately become somewhat of a destination location for “northerners” engaging in this type of activity, Reichert said. Roland T. Hunter, 52, of Tacoma, and Matthew D. Drennan, 36, of Edgewood, were  booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DRUGS

• A 39-year-old Rochester man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop about 10:50 p.m. on Friday on West Main Street and North Washington Avenue in Centralia. An officer asked James W. Strothman if he wanted to retrieve anything from his vehicle before it was impounded and he asked for a small black bag, according to police. The officer checked to make sure it didn’t have any weapon inside before handing it over and found a handgun and a baggie of a powdered substance, according to police. The Rochester man was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called just before 9 a.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of South Gold Street after a woman discovered someone had taken her purse and keys from the back of her truck. She was getting ready to leave and set them there while walking a dog, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A leather jacket was reported stolen from an unlocked car at the 1100 block of West Pear Street in Centralia on Friday morning.

WRECKS

• A 62-year-old Olympia man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after a single-vehicle collision yesterday evening on Interstate 5 near Vader. Troopers called about 6:30 p.m. to the southbound lanes near milepost 58 found that traffic had slowed in front of Bill Bakke who was unable to stop. Bakke moved to the left into the concrete barrier, then rotated back the other way coming to rest in the right lane, according to the Washington State Patrol. His 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt was described as totaled. He was cited for following too closely, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, DUI, 49-year-old woman walking in the middle of the roadway disrupting traffic; responses for possible identity theft, for shoplifting such as a man pushing a baby stroller at Outlet stores, alcohol and energy drink from grocery store … and more.

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Friday, May 24th, 2013
according to the Centralia Police Department.

Homemade mini shotgun discovered with shells in Rochester woman’s SUV. Courtesy photo by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

SEATBELT VIOLATION LEADS TO HIDDEN METH, SHORT SHOTGUN

• Neglecting to put on her seatbelt got a 23-year-old Rochester woman the attention of deputies last night, who in turn found hidden in the spare tire storage area of her SUV an unspecified quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a tiny home made shotgun. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office was working a seatbelt emphasis patrol at U.S. Highway 12 and Albany Street in Rochester when at about 7 p.m. a driver was spotted without her seatbelt, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy who pulled her over found suspected meth on her person and so subsequently impounded and searched her vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said it was just a personal amount of meth found on the driver but more found in the storage area. The handheld shotgun shooting device discovered was homemade, spring loaded and illegal, according to Lt. Greg Elwin. Brianna Carrothers, 23, was arrested for possession of synthetic drugs while armed with a deadly weapon as well as unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun, the sheriff’s office reported. Law enforcement officers on Monday began adding extra patrols seeking out motorists who fail to buckle up and those who use cell phones while behind the wheel. The emphasis, which is also taking place around Lewis County  until June 2, is part of a campaign to end traffic deaths and serious injury accidents in Washington by 2030.

POLICE CHASE, TAZE WANTED MAN

• A short foot pursuit and a zap with a Taser ended with a 49-year-old man getting taken into custody yesterday morning near South Gold and East Summa streets in Centralia. Police say when they attempted to contact Jose A. Rodriguez around 8:20 a.m., he ran. He was wanted for an outstanding warrant,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers booked him into the Lewis County Jail also for obstructing and resisting, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The Centralia mom who gave her toddler a hit off a marijuana bong – which was captured on a cell phone video – will spend six months in jail, a Lewis County Superior Court judge ordered this morning. More to come.

• The lawsuit against White Pass School District – sued by the family of a sophomore who committed suicide – is over, with a Lewis County Superior Court judge ruling this morning school officials had no duty to notify Brian Stephens’ family of a suicide note they learned of or a possible suicide pact between two students. More to come. Meanwhile, for background, read “Packwood teen’s suicide to be revisited, in court” from Sunday July 1, 2012, here

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for shoplifting, misdemeanor assaults, warrant; responses for non-injury collisions, stolen bicycle, gas station drive-off, to assist retrieving a 22-month-old who had locked self inside a bathroom; complaints of someone kicking at the back door to a business at the Lewis County Mall … a complaint by a taxi driver that after he gave a male a ride from Rock Street in Centralia to Yelm yesterday, the customer said he needed to go inside and get some money, but ran down an alley and never returned … and more.

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

MOM CONFRONTS BURGLARS IN ROCHESTER HOME

• A 28-year-old Rochester mother awakened yesterday morning by noises in her living room confronted two subjects carrying away her television. They dropped the TV, one said sorry, and they ran out the door, jumped in a car and drove away, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called just before 9 a.m. to the home on the 10,800 block of 188th Avenue Southwest said she described the intruders as teenage boys, both about 6 feet tall. Their car was a 1990s dark green “junkie” Chevrolet Impala, Lt. Greg Elwin said. Her door had been left unlocked, he said. They managed to get away with a Playstation II, according to the sheriff’s office.

GAS STATION THEFT

• Someone broke into an outside cabinet at Dave’s Chevron station in Toledo and stole six to eight recycled car batteries, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy who responded to the 400 block of state Route 506 was told it happened sometime between 11 p.m. on Tuesday and 3:30 yesterday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

LITTLE MOTORCYCLE LIFTED

• Centralia police took a report yesterday regarding the theft of a small, bright yellow “pocket” motorcycle from the 500 block of South Pearl Street.

WHEELS REMOVED FROM VEHICLE

• Centralia police were called to an auto body shop yesterday afternoon at the 200 block of East Summa Street when the victim discovered a car sitting on blocks and missing two of its tires and wheels (wire spoke rims).

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday morning about a diamond ring stolen out of a vehicle sometime during the previous two days. The loss is almost $1,000, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 3:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a car prowl at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. It wasn’t immediately obvious if anything was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police responding to a home on the 1200 block of West Main Street about a dispute just before 11 p.m. yesterday ended up arresting a 35-year-old resident for allegedly having a baggie with pills in her pocket she did not possess a prescription for. Melinda M. Murphy was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday regarding graffiti spray painted onto an alley-facing garage off Southwest Cascade Avenue. The sliver “bubble” letters are not really decipherable, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SNOOZING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

• Centralia police were called about 1:15 a.m. today to the area just north of East Maple Street and Railroad Avenue after a railroad officer discovered a man sleeping inside a locomotive. Dale L. Wester, of Quilcene, was cited for trespass and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ANOTHER CHEHALIS OVERPASS STRUCK BY LOAD

• One lane of northbound Interstate 5 at the 13th Street interchange in Chehalis was shut down for a time yesterday afternoon after a too-tall load on a flatbed trailer struck the overpass and caused some concrete to fall. Troopers and police responded about 3 p.m. found that a forklift being hauled hit the bridge. The truck driver from Ellensburg was cited for a load that was over the legal limit in height, according to the Washington State Patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, failing to register as a sex offender by a transient; responses for misdemeanor theft, alarm, a report of forgery, dispute, parking lot hit and run; complaints of possible inappropriate touching … and more.