Updated at 7:01 p.m.
OUT OF CONTROL MAN IN UNDERWEAR ARRESTED
• A 32-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he reportedly was running around in circles in his neighborhood wearing only his underwear, yelling incoherently and intermittently jumping in the air and flopping onto the ground. It happened about 1:10 p.m. on Friday in the area of Southwest Cascade Avenue and Lewis Street in Chehalis. The subject allegedly fought with deputies after he was Tased as they tried to detain him, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Responding deputies, police and aid were allegedly spit upon before Rikardo H. St. Catherine was taken to the hospital to be checked out for clearance so he could be booked into the jail, according to police. He was booked for third-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.
CHILD UNDRESSING SELF DRAWS OFFICER
• Chehalis police were called on Friday night to Southwest William Avenue and Third Street regarding an 8-year-old boy who had reportedly dropped his pants in front of 6-year-old girl. No crime was committed but the officer had a conversation with the child about appropriate behavior, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
ASSAULT OF CHILD
• Centralia police responded just before 6 p.m. yesterday to the 2300 block of North Pearl Street in connection with an alleged misdemeanor assault upon a child. A suspect has been identified and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.
OFFICER PUNCHED, MAN TASED
• A 58-year-old Toledo man was arrested for assault over the weekend after he allegedly “sucker punched” a police officer in the mouth who had given him a ride home from a bar, where officers had been called because of the man’s angry manner. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Gregory A. King was calmed down and accepted a ride home from Toledo Police Department Officer Samuel Patrick but then became increasingly rude, according to charging documents. After he was let out of the backseat of the patrol car, King allegedly got within several inches of the officer, thrusting his hands toward his face, when the officer put his hand on King’s chest, charging documents state. After Patrick was struck, he deployed his Taser into King until he could be detained with the help from others officers who came to help, according to charging documents. King was charged today with third-degree assault and ordered held on $20,000 bail.
• Someone stole a 357 Magnum revolver, a 22 long rifle and a pistol from a home on the 100 block of Morris Road in Randle. A deputy called to the home on Saturday was told by the 53-year-old woman who lives there it occurred sometime since Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. Also taken was a brown leather holster, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• A deputy was called on Sunday morning after a 74-year-old Mossyrock-area resident discovered someone had come into his home and drank his liquor and stole his Colt revolver sometime since mid-February while he had been away. There was no sign of forced entry but also missing from the residence on the 100 block of Salmon Creek Road was an Italian leather holster, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Someone broke through a skylight at a home on the 2100 block of Seminary Hill Road and stole various items including $2,000 cash from a bedroom drawer and numerous video tapes, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the residence yesterday was told the victim returned home after being away for a month and discovered the burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. Several rooms were ransacked, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• A 52-year-old man who lives of the 2800 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia reported he arrived home about 2 a.m. on Sunday to discover someone had broken a window and come inside his residence. It occurred sometime since Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It wasn’t immediately obvious if anything was missing, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday to a store on the 1300 block of Lum Road in Centralia regarding the theft of a number of purse. Officers were given the license plate numbers of the fleeing vehicle and will be reviewing security video of the suspects, according to police.
• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl just discovered on the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue. Along the way, the responding officer picked up a tool box observed sitting on the side of the road, which turned out to be what was stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report just before 6 p.m. yesterday that someone entered a garage at the 200 block of North King Street and rummaged through a vehicle.
• Police took a report yesterday of a vehicle prowl at the 1100 block of Brotherson Road in Centralia. A key found broken off in the ignition suggests someone was going to steal the vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.
NOT GOING TO THE LOST AND FOUND
• Chehalis police were called about 11:25 a.m. on Saturday to Safeway on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard where a manager turned over a bag of marijuana that someone must have lost at the store. The item was taken for destruction, not to be put in the lost and found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• An officer was called about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday to a report a fawn was trapped inside the fenced area of a storage business on the 1900 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue. It’s mother was reportedly on the outside of the fence.
• A 30-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Saturday at his home for an alleged past incident of inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old child he is related to. Michael E. Miller was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is still under investigation, according to police. Bail was set at $100,000 today, based on a court-approved “hold” but no charges have been filed. Prosecutors have 72 hours to either file charges or release Miller, according to Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer.
• An 18-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted after an accident yesterday at the Burnt Ridge Motocross Park near Cinebar. Lewis County Fire District 8 was called about 2:15 p.m. to the 400 block of Johnson Road to assist an on-duty EMT after the crash, according to Chief Duran McDaniel. “There was quite a bit of damage to his helmet, so based on that we airlifted him from the football field in Onalaska,” McDaniel said. McDaniel said yesterday’s event involved riders as young as 14 and into their late 20s. The patient is from the Vancouver area, so he was flown to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, according to McDaniel.
• An 18-year-old Centralia man and his passenger reportedly escaped injury after a rollover accident on the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road west of Chehalis. A deputy responding to the scene about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday was told the driver had just gotten his license four days earlier and was traveling down the hill in neutral to conserve fuel but got going too fast and lost control of his car. The 2004 Saturn was described as totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Chehalis police were called about 2:25 p.m. on Friday after a motorist said the bar in front of the railroad tracks at Northwest State Avenue came down and struck her car. She said the warning lights didn’t flash until after the bar dropped down, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Lewis County Fire District 8 was called to the 500 block of Brim Road southwest of Salkum for a quad accident about 11:45 p.m. on Friday. A male and a female patient were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for evaluation, according to Chief Duran McDaniel.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor domestic assault, violations of no contact orders; responses for alarms, shoplifting, disputes, collisions, someone observing someone in a vehicle smoking marijuana in a parking lot, snarling pups running loose; complaints about loud music at the neighbors, fireworks … and more.