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Friday, May 16th, 2014

TWO WANTED AFTER GUN PULLED ON WIFE’S BOYFRIEND IN PE ELL

• A 39-year-old woman escaped apparently unharmed when she intervened in an armed dispute involving her estranged husband and her boyfriend last night in Pe Ell. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says the couple arrived to pick up a child at the 500 block of Main Street when an enraged 43-year-old Jeremy J. Smith came walking across the yard carrying a baseball bat, but then produced a handgun which he pointed at her boyfriend who was about 20 feet away. He threatened to blow his “f’ing head off, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman was close enough to Smith she was able to push him to the ground and a brief struggle ensued, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Smith then left the area on foot, according to Brown. Brown said the dispute was regarding something to do with one of the children, and Smith had made a similar threat to the 41-year-old boyfriend earlier during a game at the baseball field in Pe Ell. Deputies called to the west Lewis County town at 8 p.m. weren’t able to find Smith, who is now wanted for two counts of first-degree assault. A deputy was told the weapon at one point during the struggle was pointed at the 39-year-old woman, who expressed she fear she would be shot, Brown said. The sheriff’s office is also looking for Smith’s girlfriend, Melissa A. Nacht, 37, also of Pe Ell, as they believe she hid his gun in a car for him. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Smith or Nacht to contact them, or contact Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 9:15 a.m. yesterday to the 400 block of Jackson Street for an overnight vehicle prowl in which some change was stolen.

YARD ART THEFT

• A statue was stolen from a yard on the 200 block of Hemlock Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday. This follows two recent thefts from Centralia porches of a stone lion and a ceramic frog.

FIVE-VEHICLE COLLISION

• A 22-year-old Winlock woman was arrested last night after she was allegedly intoxicated and behind the wheel of a co-worker’s vehicle when she slammed into four parked cars at the 900 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Police responding about 7:15 p.m. arrested Ancelma Ramirez-Lamas and booked her into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police are recommending numerous charges including driving under the influence, with a suspended license and without a required ignition interlock device.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving without a license, misdemeanor assault, trespass; responses for alarms, disputes, possibly drunk drivers; complaint about unmowed lawn … and more.

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

THEFT FROM RELATIVES

• Police called about 8 a.m. yesterday morning to the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia concluded that two young men had stolen valuables from a family member, which subsequently were recovered from pawn shops in Centralia and Chehalis. The items included jewelry, video games and a computer tablet, according to the Centralia Police Department. The 21-year-old and 25-year-old were not arrested, but the case is being referred to prosecutors for possible charges of theft as well as trafficking in stolen property, according to police.

THEFT FROM DRIVEWAY

• Chehalis police took a report about 3 p.m. yesterday of a large tool box missing from a driveway on Southwest Fifth Street near Market Boulevard. it had last been seen about 10 p.m. the previous night,  according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PORCH PILFERING

• An officer was called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia following the discovery that a large stone lion was missing from the front porch. The theft followed an earlier instance when a ceramic frog was stolen from the porch of a residence on the 1200 block of Pear Street.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 35-year-old Morton man was arrested yesterday for second-degree assault in connection with an incident last month in which he allegedly argued with a woman at a residence in Randle and choked her until she went unconscious. The woman reported she woke up on the floor with a broken chair under her, which caused a puncture wound, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The chair was finally located and the suspect questioned, according to the sheriff’s office. Jeff M. Hill was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

LOTS OF WARRANTS, AND MORE

• Centralia police arrested four individuals for possession of methamphetamine yesterday, three of them during a warrant “sweep” in which 13 wanted individuals were picked up. Police worked with officers from the state Department of Corrections to arrest people into the evening, going as far north as the 20200 block of Old Highway 99 in Grand Mound.

FLOWERS DISCOVERED BY BOMB TECH

• Centralia police continue to investigate an incident at the 800 block of Hillview Road which drew explosives experts on Tuesday evening; a suspicious package with a derogatory message left in front of a home. Officers called about 6:15 p.m. requested the  Washington State Patrol bomb squad, according to police. “I can’t tell you what the message was, but inside were found cut flowers,” Officer Mike Lowrey said this morning.

COLLISION IN CROSSWALK

• A man in a wheelchair suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car in a crosswalk yesterday in Centralia. Aid and police called about 5:50 p.m. to North Pearl and West Main streets. The patient was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The female driver was issued a citation, police said. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, loud party, barking dog, suicidal person, possible heroin overdose, parking lot hit and run, shoplifting, and more misdemeanor theft, person at a park with a gun, suspected theft of dogs which were returned, request to remove a homeless person drinking coffee at a clinic at the Lewis County Mall … and more.

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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The hay bales which fell from a truck near Ethel are described as something like as much as five feet around and six feet long. / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 8

Updated at 6:55 p.m.

TON OF HAY FALLS ON 21-YEAR-OLD NEAR ETHEL

• A 21-year-old was airlifted to a Portland hospital this afternoon after one or two giant round bales of hay fell on him east of Ethel. Lewis County Fire District 8 called about 3:40 p.m. to the property down a long driveway south of U.S. Highway 12 east of Pinkerton Road found the young man on the ground; he’d managed to get himself loose, according to Fire Chief Duran McDaniel. McDaniel said he’s told the big bales weigh 700 to 1500 pounds each, depending upon how tightly they’re packed. They had fallen from a truck, he said. A teenage boy was with him when firefighters arrived, he said. The young man, who is from the Vancouver area described pain from the middle of his chest to his pelvis, but was talking to responders the entire time, McDaniel said. He was transported by ambulance to the main fire station in Salkum and flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

PACKAGE WITH MESSAGE DRAWS EXPLOSIVE EXPERTS

• The bomb squad with the Washington State Patrol was called in to examine a suspicious package with a derogatory message left in front of a home on the 1800 block of Hillview Road in Centralia yesterday evening. Police said no explosives were found inside but the case is under investigation.

DECK CATCHES FIRE

• A fire investigator was called to look into a fire that broke out on the second-story deck of a home on the 600 block of Oakland Avenue in Centralia yesterday evening. Firefighters called about 6:25 p.m. learned the resident smelled smoke, went outside and saw what was happening. He grabbed a hose and had it nearly extinguished when crews arrived, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Fire Capt. It burned a hole clear through, roughly four feet by two feet, Fire Capt. Terry Ternan said. Ternan said there was no barbecue or anything like that on the deck.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police responded about 11:10 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at an apartment on the 700 block of H Street. Because the owner was unavailable, what might have been stolen is undetermined, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BANK ACCOUNT LOOTED WITH FOUND DEBIT CARD

• Chehalis police said yesterday they are investigating after a customer reported he forgot his card in the ATM machine on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard and learned someone used it to withdraw $200 from his account. The 57-year-old Chehalis man reported the incident about 11:45 a.m. on Monday, which occurred at Wells Fargo Bank, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The man cancelled his card but found it was used 38 seconds after he left it, police said.

STEP RIGHT IN HERE, PLEASE

• A 21-year-old Chehalis man was arrested near the Lewis County Jail on Monday evening for possession of a dangerous weapon, a switchblade knife. Booked into the jail was Christopher D. Kruger, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MANY MISDEMEANOR THEFTS

• A 55-year-old Packwood man told a deputy yesterday he stole three three hanging flower baskets from Four-U Realty on the 13000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in retaliation for a bad experience with the business, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Keith D. Schroeder was identified from security video as taking the flowers back on May 7, according to the sheriff’s office. He was contacted yesterday afternoon, arrested for third-degree theft, the flowers were returned and he was released, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Chehalis police said yesterday they referred a case to prosecutors of multiple counts of misdemeanor theft in connection with a 15-year-old student at W.F. West High School and money missing from a locker room. An investigation began on Monday, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called at noon yesterday about a wheel stolen off a vehicle on Southwest James Street.

• Centralia police responded about 1:25 a.m. today when a ceramic frog was stolen from the porch of a home on the 1200 block of Pear Street. Officers learned the suspect was seen running northbound and brought in Chehalis police dog Reign. The K-9 tracked the suspect and located the frog, according to the Centralia Police Department. Aaron D. Malone, 25, of Centralia, was arrested for third-degree theft and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

WRECK

• One car was totaled and another sustained major damage when a 28-year-old Chehalis woman attempted a left turn into a driveway yesterday at the 300 block of Berry Road south of Chehalis. A deputy responding after the approximately 3:30 p.m. collision learned the 7-year-old passenger in her car complained of no injuries but the woman described chest pain, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 17-year-old Chehalis girl in the Honda Accord which was struck suffered dizziness and abdominal pain, according to the sheriff’s office. The 28-year-old was cited for failure to yield, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct; responses for alarms, disputes, collision on city street, cup of noodle thrown at someone, dog left inside parked vehicle … and more.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

WRESTLING IN THE ER

• A Centralia police officer was injured yesterday during a confrontation with a suicidal subject who reportedly suddenly became combative in the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital. Officers responded to a 911 asking for help from a 33-year-old Centralia man at Motel 6 on the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue and found him standing outside a room waiting for them, according to police. Because of indications he had mental health issues, the man was taken into custody and transported to the hospital, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. While in the emergency room, Reichert said, Kevin G. Blosser jerked away from the officer before turning as though he was going to head butt the officer. The officer was injured when he wrestled Blosser to the ground, Reichert said. Reichert didn’t know if Blosser was hurt, he said. Blosser was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to police.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report of a vehicle prowl about 11:40 a.m. yesterday at the 2400 block of Borst Avenue. A gym bag was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 50-year-old Onalaska man was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital yesterday following a single-vehicle collision on Gish Road near milepost four. A deputy responding after the approximately 8:05 a.m. wreck determined the man’s car had left the road and traveled an estimated 70 feet through a ditch, striking a culvert and a fence post, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out and because there were various signs he was impaired, a blood sample was taken to be checked for drugs or alcohol, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

SMASH AND GRAB

• Chehalis police responding about 1:35 a.m. on Sunday to an alarm at Radio Shack in the Twin City Town Center found the glass front doors broken and several thousand dollars worth of merchandise missing. Stolen were numerous Dre Beats headsets, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The break-in is under investigation, according to police.

• Chehalis police are investigating following a discovery at Wal-Mart on Friday morning that someone broke into a jewelry case, making off with more than $4,000 worth of rings.

BURGLARY IN RANDLE

• A 61-year-old Randle woman who left for Packwood about 4:50 p.m. yesterday returned home around 6 p.m. to find someone had pried open her backdoor and stolen a cell phone as well as a blue small two-drawer chest containing various papers. Numerous unspecified items were discovered scattered around the living room floor of the residence on the 10,000 block of U.S. Highway 12, which seemingly were dropped by the intruder, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation is underway, according to the sheriff’s office.

ASSAULT

• An 18-year-old inmate at Green Hill school for boys was arrested on Saturday night for custodial assault, in connection with an incident involving a staff member. Devin M. Ryan was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 11:30 a.m. yesterday from the 1400 block of Windsor Avenue regarding someone painting graffiti on a building in the night.

RESCUE FROM THE SWAMP

• A 23-year-old man was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital on Friday night after he was retrieved drunk and shivering uncontrollably from a swampy area about a quarter mile east of Yard Birds along North National Avenue in Chehalis. Police were called about 6:40 p.m. and told he had been lost for the previous three to four hours and had called his father to say he was somewhere in the “water hole” by Yard Birds, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer was able to get his attention and have him walk out, but he was very unsteady on his feet, according to police.

YIKES: AMBULANCE STRIKES CAR

• The roadway near Providence Centralia Hospital was partially blocked about an hour around noontime on Friday when an ambulance collided with a car, leaving both vehicles needing a tow. Alicia Steffens, 31, of Grand Mound, said she had just turned eastbound onto Cooks Hill Road near where it changes to Mellen Street when she stopped for a woman to cross the street. The pedestrian had nearly reached the other side when Steffens noticed an alarmed look on her face, and looked in her rearview mirror. She saw an ambulance coming at her, she said. The woman jumped to the curb, she said. “I got hit, it was pretty full speed,” Steffens said. “I had enough time to cover my head and brace for the impact.” Steffens said it shoved her Subaru Outback about two car-lengths forward. Nobody was injured and the AMR rig was occupied only by two medics, no patient, Steffens said. But both bumpers were crushed into their wheels, leaving them unable to drive away, Steffens said. It’s not clear what ticket or tickets might have been issued.

OUTBUILDING BURNS IN WINLOCK

• Firefighters called about 9:45 p.m. on Friday about a fire on the 700 block of Rhoades Road in Winlock found a small, dilapidated old pole barn burning. “It was basically on the ground (already,” Lewis County Fire District 15 Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. They extinguished it and nobody was hurt, Jacobson said.

BIG CHEHALIS BURGLARY REVEALED

• Nearly $8,000 worth of valuables including five antique Smokey Bear figurines and six boxes of comic books still in their plastic sleeves were stolen in a burglary last month at the 100 block of Kennicott Road south of Chehalis, according to a Lewis County Crime Stoppers announcement today. They and the sheriff’s office are looking for tips regarding the April 17 break-in that took place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Among the missing items are also hardshell suitcases, various Japanese and US coins, black Americana figurines and 1960s-era flower pins, according to Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422 or information may be shared online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, three underage adults with three bottles of hard liquor in their vehicle, a teenage boy who reportedly punched out his mother’s tail light at a truck stop; issuing a ticket for “vehicle off the roadway”; responses for alarms, disputes, counterfeit bill, loud music at 2 a.m., collisions on city streets, wreck on county road, dog on a playground, a report of a drunk woman showing off her breasts in a bar, a report of someone leaving a rat’s head on a Chehalis resident’s front steps … and more.

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Updated

MAN KILLED IN COLLISION NEAR TOLEDO

• One person is dead and another was airlifted after a single-vehicle wreck early yesterday morning near the 700 block of Tucker Road north of Toledo. Firefighters and medics responded about 3:25 a.m. after a caller to 911 reported hearing the sound of a collision and screaming, according to Lewis County Fire District 2. Responders found a female sitting on the shoulder of the roadway and a male deceased behind the wheel, Fire Chief Grant Wiltbank said. It appeared he lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and struck some trees, Wiltbank said. The passenger was sent to the trauma center at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver to be evaluated, Wiltbank said. The man’s name has not yet been released, as the Lewis County Coroner’s Office is waiting for positive identification and notification to his family, Coroner Warren McLeod said this morning. The driver was a 42-year-old Morton resident. His Toyota Corolla station wagon was described as a total loss.

DRUGS

• A 19-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for being a minor in possession of marijuana early yesterday morning. Eric J. Stevens was booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact with an officer about 5 a.m. at the 1200 block of Mellen Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were looking for a white Ford F-150-style pickup truck and a yellow Saturn following a report of a window being broken out of a building on the 200 block of West Maple Street in Centralia just before midnight on Friday.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, May 9th, 2014

SNEAKY BURGLAR

• Centralia police were called to a residential burglary about 9 a.m. yesterday at the 500 block of West Fourth Street. There was no forced entry and it appeared someone entered during the night through an unlocked door,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Among the missing were a television and an Xbox, according to police.

FRAUD

• Police took a report from the 2500 block of Eureka Avenue yesterday that an unknown subject withdrew more than $700 from a victim’s bank account by using just a “routing number”. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BIG SHOPLIFT

• Centralia police yesterday evening arrested two individuals for organized retail theft after they allegedly shoplifted together from multiple stores at the Centralia Outlets. Aaron E. Kyllonen, 27 of Longview, and Kinzy R. Murray, 19, of Kelso, were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SELLING SOMEBODY ELSE’S STUFF

• Centralia police suspect a 44-year-old Centralia man rented a television from a business on the 2000 block of Borst Avenue and then days later sold it to a pawn shop in Chehalis. The case was referred yesterday to prosecutors to evaluate for a theft charge, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR FIRE

• Firefighters were called just after 12 noon yesterday to Burger King on Harrison Avenue where a man who’d just purchased a “very nice, old” Saab two hours earlier and was headed home stopped for lunch. He’d noticed smoke coming from the engine, which was on fire, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The flames and damage were contained to the upper part of the motor, Fire Capt. Casey McCarthy said.

COLLISIONS

• A sport utility vehicle and a Honda car collided when one turned in front of the other at Borst Avenue and North Schueber Road in Centralia yesterday. Police and aid called about 2:40 p.m. say three people were hospitalized with minor injuries and one driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way following the T-bone type accident.

• Two young people from Napavine were hospitalized after a near T-bone accident on state Route 506 near Vader yesterday that pretty much took off the front of their car. Firefighters and troopers called just before 11 a.m. to the scene about a quarter mile west of Interstate 5 found both the compact car and pickup truck were westbound when Jordyn M. Diamond, 18, began to make a U-turn in her Jetta without yielding to the truck, according to the  Washington State Patrol. With just a half a second difference in time, it would have ended much differently, Lewis County Fire District 2 Chief Grant Wiltbank said. “Both occupants, literally, they’re lucky to be alive,” Wiltbank said. The Ford F-1 pickup driven by Jerry D. Larson, 75, of Castle Rock, sustained extensive damage but he reportedly was was not injured. Diamond and her passenger, Jesse M. Belfield, 20, were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to responders. The Jetta was impounded and Diamond was issued a ticket for failing to yield, according to the state patrol

AND MORE

Later … I need some dinner now.

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A 2001 Volkswagen Jetta after it fails to yield on a 50 mph road / Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 2

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Thursday, May 8th, 2014

SMOOTH TALKER NEARLY WINS LOCAL WOMAN’S TRUST

• A male posing as an IRS agent threatened a Chehalis area woman by phone yesterday, telling her if she didn’t pay up, in cash, she faced five years in prison. The individual who identified himself as Jose told her he was from the investigation bureau of the Internal Revenue Service, that she needed to pay him $15,000 and if she hung up on him he would call the sheriff, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was dispatched after the 2:45 p.m. 911 call by the woman’s husband, who couldn’t talk his wife out of heading to the bank, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The deputy called her cell phone and called her financial institution in Castle Rock and upon meeting her there, convinced the 63-year-old near-victim it was not a legitimate phone call and not to send any money, according to Brown. The call, a scam, appeared to have been placed from a 202 area code, Brown said. Brown said the IRS will never ask for cash or threaten to lock people up, over the telephone.  Anyone who gets a phone call they’re not sure about is always welcome to contact the sheriff’s office for advice, she said.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning someone stole more than $5,000 worth of valuables when they broke into a Toledo area home, making off with flat screen TVs, a computer, a printer, an Xbox and games, $300 cash, two kinds of cologne, a black Puma soccer backpack and many other of the 42-year-old resident’s belongings. It happened on Tuesday between 11 a.m. and noon at the 900 block of state Route 505, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said someone had seen a silver or gray Hyundai in the driveway.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for second-degree assault in connection with an incident at the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue. Joseph M. Hart, who allegedly choked and kicked his girlfriend, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THE HONDA CAR BEAT

• A white 1991 Honda Civic was reported missing yesterday from the 1100 block of E Street in Centralia. It was taken sometime in the previous two days, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 12:45 p.m. yesterday of a purse stolen out of a vehicle at the 1200 block of South Gold Street.

VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN

• A 79-year-old pedestrian was hit by a slow moving pickup truck yesterday morning as he crossed the street near Northwest Pacific Avenue and Prindle Street in Chehalis. Police and aid responding just after 11 a.m. found the man had been knocked to the ground but was conscious and alert, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The victim had injuries to his head and an arm, Capt. Kevin Curfman said. The truck had front end damage, he said.

IT’S SAD AND IT’S SWEET

• It’s 9 o’clock on a Wednesday night, the regular traffic passes by. There’s a young man standing in the middle of the street … urinating. Centralia police say when they found Aaron M. Perez at Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street last night, he was highly intoxicated. Perez, 22, was arrested for disorderly conduct and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, injured deer, hit and run, abandoned vehicle, protection order violation, found friendly golden retriever, someone drawing on the door to a stall in a public bathroom … barking dogs … and more

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the Armory on the 300 block of Byrd Street of two bags containing personal military clothing and other gear went missing within the previous month. They may have disappeared while in transit between two locations, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NIGHT IN JAIL

• An 18-year-old homeless woman was arrested for trespassing about 11 p.m. yesterday when a police officer saw her in a closed construction area at the 800 block of Johnson Road in Centralia. Its where the new sports arena is going up and the Chehalis resident was just standing there, according to the Centralia Police Department. Amelia S. Jones was also arrested for obstructing for reportedly giving a fake name to the officer, according to police. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

DOG TRACKS MEDICATIONS

• Lewis County Sheriff’s Office police dog Axel sniffed out a container of prescription pills for police in Centralia early yesterday morning after a person reportedly tossed them as he was running away. It happened about 4 a.m. at the 100 block of South Washington Street and led to the arrest of 34-year-old Daniel Hoffman for a drug violation, according to the sheriff’s office. The Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants including one in which a 22-year-old who failed to appear in municipal court was found hiding in a closet in a Mossyrock home, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting; responses for alarm, collision on city street … and more.

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Updated at 7:15 p.m.

FIRE BREAKS OUT IN CHICKEN HOUSE

• Firefighters were called just before 6 o’clock this morning to the 100 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis where a wooden chicken coop was burning. A neighbor was using a garden hose on the blaze which destroyed the structure, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. All the chickens survived, as they had been in the adjacent pen and were released into the yard, according to Capt. Kevin Curfman. A heat lamp had fallen to the floor and ignited the bedding, he said. The loss to what he called a very nice chicken house is estimated at $5,000.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 2:15 p.m. yesterday after the discovery of a burglary to an apartment on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue. The resident reported the home was ransacked over the weekend, while they were away, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF GARDEN

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 100 block of McKay Street in Randle of numerous plants stolen from a flower bed. The 78-year-old victim told the deputy it happened sometime between 11 p.m. on Sunday and 4:30 the following morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing are about 60 miscellaneous plants, valued at $60, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

FRAUD

• A 72-year-old Centralia resident yesterday reported to Chehalis police he’d found checks written on his account that he did not write, one of which was for $600. The case involves multiple police departments in places where the transactions occurred, including Chehalis, Centralia and Thurston County, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A cashiers check was lifted from the glove box of a car parked at Wal-Mart yesterday morning. An officer called about 10 a.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue learned the window had been left down, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAMPING OUT IN THE CAR

• A report to 911 about a suspicious occupied vehicle in the night at the 800 block of Main Avenue in Morton last week turned up only a medium-sized black dog, according to the Morton Police Department. Chief Dan Mortensen indicated the caller apparently saw movement inside and thought it was a person. An officer returned later in the morning to check again on the canine and contacted the vehicle’s owner, according to Mortensen.

YELLING CHILD TAKEN FROM STORE, NOT AN ABDUCTION

• Police responded to Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon after getting reports of an older man dragging a screaming child from the store, putting him in a car and hitting and kicking the little boy. They had left by the time officers arrived shortly after 3:30 p.m. but were told the child was yelling for the man to let him go, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Information from the license plate led a deputy to a residence west of Chehalis where he contacted a grandfather, Officer Linda Bailey said. He said the boy was acting out in the store because he couldn’t have a toy, Bailey said. The deputy contacted the 6-year-old boy and found no bruises or marks, she said. Bailey said there was no citation to be issued but information would be forwarded to Child Protective Services for review.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for dispute, disturbance, noisy neighbors, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street, a woman who seemed disoriented walking around an apartment building asking for drugs … and more.

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Monday, May 5th, 2014

TOLEDO BURGLARY SUSPECT FOUND WITH BAGS OF VALUABLES IN KELSO

• A man suspected in a Saturday morning break-in to a Toledo area home was arrested that night after an hour-long standoff at a Kelso home, with numerous large bags of suspected stolen jewelry, watches, silverware and coin collections. Deputies were called about 10:15 a.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of Schmit Road where a 52-year-old resident said she was returning from a walk when she saw two men get into a white Mitsubishi and speed off, according to the Lewis County Sherif’s Office. She discovered she had been burglarized of a small safe and numerous pieces of jewelry including a wedding band and an engagement ring, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy traveling north on Jackson Highway encountered the suspect vehicle heading south and pursued it, a chase during which a small safe was tossed from the car and shattered on the roadway in front of the deputy, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The pursuit continued, with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, and the Mitsubishi got onto Interstate 5 southbound and sped down the inside shoulder of the freeway but eventually got away, according to the sheriff’s office. Information from the license plate led police to the home of the suspect car’s registered owner, a woman in Kelso, Brown said. Later in the day, police got information their suspect was at the home and after an hour, at about 9:50 p.m., Kelso police accompanied by an officer with state Department of Corrections finally entered home and detained Todd E. Fears, 40, Kelso, on a DOC warrant, according to Brown. The Toledo woman’s loss is estimated at about $5,000, and Brown said she isn’t sure yet if her valuables have been recovered. Fears was brought to the Lewis County Jail yesterday where he was booked or burglary and eluding, according to Brown. Law enforcement is still looking for the passenger, described only as a skinny white male wearing a hat and backpack and ask if anyone has information that they contact the sheriff’s office. Kelso police over the next few days will be attempting to arrange for recent burglary victims to view the valuables from the bags, according to Brown.

ACCIDENTAL STABBING SEND TEEN TO HOSPITAL

• A 13-year-old girl Chehalis was hospitalized this morning after she found a steak knife embedded into her hip area. Officers called about 4:40 a.m. to the home on the 600 block of Northwest Gertrude Street learned the girl had been sleeping on a couch and rolled over onto the knife. She was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Spokesperson Linda Bailey said she did not know how the girl was doing today. “It was not just a little poke in the side, it was embedded,” Bailey said.

THE HONDA CAR BEAT

• A 1988 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 100 block of Spring Court in Vader sometime between 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 o’clock yesterday morning. A red Honda Civic stolen from Kelso was recovered in the same area yesterday. A 28-year-old woman who called the sheriff’s office said it appeared someone may have tried to steal her car as well as she found its door ajar, however her car had a dead battery, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The missing car has a license plate of 322 ZAB, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• A 1996 Honda Honda Accord was discovered about 10 a.m. yesterday, wrecked into some trees along the 400 block of Oppelt Road outside Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD

• Police were called to the 200 block of Southwest 14th Street in Chehalis on Friday where a 49-year-old resident said he had been expecting a check which never arrived and discovered it had been cashed, for $900.  The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ARRESTED, BOOKED, AND RELEASED

• A 39-year-old Centralia woman was arrested on Saturday when police were called to Wal-Mart and told she tried to return an item stolen from the store. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail but is to be released today without charges pending further investigation.

LOST AND FOUND

• An Onalaska woman who inadvertently left her wallet in a shopping cart yesterday at Wal-Mart told police she returned the cart after unloading groceries and then realizing the wallet was still in it quickly returned to discover the wallet was already gone. An officer called about 5:15 p.m. was able to track down a woman who said she found it and was going to return it to its owner, according to Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report about 4 p.m. on Friday from an individual parked near the Grocery Outlet at the Twin City Town Center in the 1300 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue who found marks on their vehicle window as though someone had tried to break in.

PROM OVER

• A 17-year-old Onalaska boy was taken to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center after a deputy found him unsteady on his feet with alcohol on his breath during the Onalaska High School prom on Saturday night, held at the railroad depot in Centralia. A deputy was working the event for the Onalaska School District, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving under the influence, shoplifting, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances, theft of alcohol, collisions on city streets and in a parking lot … and more.

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Sunday, May 4th, 2014

DOG TREATS AS WEAPON

• A 35-year-old Centralia woman was jailed after she reportedly threw a jar of dog treats at her boyfriend’s head during an argument. Police responding about 4:20 p.m. on Friday to the 500 block of South Diamond Street arrested Cristy L. Smiley for fourth-degree assault and booked her into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OFFICER SPIT AT

• A 16-year-old boy was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center overnight after an incident at the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia. Police responding about 1:40 a.m. today say the teen spit on an officer, according to the Centralia Police Department. He faces possible charges of third-degree assault as well as resisting arrest and being a minor in possession of alcohol, according to police.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday to the 1800 block of Taylor Street regarding the theft of money from a garage sale.

FRAUD

• Centralia police took a report on Friday afternoon from the 600 block of Bengal Court about checks which had been stolen and are now being used.

SEX CRIME ALLEGED

• A 22-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested in Oregon on Friday for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, a friend of his sister’s. Oregon State Police say Shane A. Ware was staying with relatives in Josephine County, and in March was texting with the girl, made arrangements to pick her up in Grants Pass, bought alcohol for her and later had unlawful sexual contact with her. He was booked into the Josephine County Jail for second-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and furnishing alcohol to a minor, according to Oregon State Police.

ELECTRICAL FIRE IN CHEHALIS

• Fire broke out inside an exterior wall in a Chehalis house yesterday, but someone was home and helped keep it in check until the fire department arrived. Firefighters called just after 11 a.m. to the 1400 block of Southwest Johnson Street learned the man was heading out through the back porch when he smelled smoke and then saw flames on the outside of the rental home. “He and his girlfriend tried to put it out with buckets of water, and then went next door and grabbed a hose,” Chehalis Fire Department Capt. Ted McCarty said. It was an older home with the old knot and tube wiring, McCarty said. He expects that had something to do with it, he said.

WINLOCK FIRE A MYSTERY

• Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said he could not find a cause for the fire on Thursday evening that destroyed an old detached garage and a larger outbuilding on Anterim Road next to Interstate 5 north of Winlock. “It’s a mystery,” he said. “I couldn’t find anything as to why it started.” Firefighters from four departments responded to the calls that came in just after 7 p.m., many of them from passing motorists. The 29-year-old resident had a car that didn’t run parked inside which burned and lost other belongings stored there, according to McCarty. There was an extension cord he used for power, which he would plug in at the house when he needed light out there, McCarty said. But it was unplugged.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, other misdemeanor assaults, marital dispute; responses for collisions on city streets … and more.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BREAK-IN ONALASKA

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning someone forced open a back door to get into a home on the 2800 block of Centralia-Alpha Road in Onalaska and stole valuables belonging to the 63-year-old resident. The report made on Wednesday indicated it happened sometime since April 19, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim will be compiling a list of what is missing, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

THEFT TOLEDO

• Someone stole an 18-foot long flatbed car-hauling trailer and a 2006 John Deere riding lawnmower from the 2300 block of state Route 505 near Toledo. The 50-year-old victim who reported it yesterday said he had them parked beside his shop, and they disappeared sometime between 5 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $6,500.

WIRING STOLEN

• A deputy took a report yesterday afternoon of copper wire stolen from an outbuilding on property at the 2900 block of Sawall Avenue in Centralia. It was taken sometime between 3 p.m. on Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FRAUD INVESTIGATION

• A 56-year-old Vader woman reported yesterday she received a late notice in the mail for a student loan that someone else took out in her name, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loan was from 2010 for a student at Lower Columbia Community College and the case is under investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.

RUNAWAY DRIVER FOUND, BOOKED FOR WARRANT

• A chase began with Chehalis Tribal Police yesterday and ended in a crash near U.S. Highway 12 in Malone resulted in the later arrest of a 31-year-old Lacey man wanted for outstanding warrants, according to the  Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was occupied by an 18-year-old Oakville woman and a 24-year-old Tacoma man; he was arrested for providing a false identity to law enforcement officers. The car will be searched today, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate.

AUTO THEFT

• A light blue 1994 Honda Accord vanished from the parking lot at the Twin City Town Center yesterday, even though it had been locked and the victim had the keys. An officer called about 5:50 p.m. to the area near the Pet Sense store was told by its driver she parked it there in the morning at the beginning of her shift, according to the Chehalis Police Department.  A 2000 Honda stolen from Longview turned up in front of the same business, brought to the attention of an officer at about 9:40 p.m., according to police. It’s owner arrived and took it home, police department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Bailey said she didn’t have any information if the two incident might be related. The missing car has a license plate of AEP 5984, she said.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia were called about 10:40 p.m. yesterday regarding two inflatable rafts stolen from the bed of a pickup truck while their owner was inside a business on the 900 block of Harrison Avenue.

• Someone stole a small amount of change from a vehicle at the 600 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia during the night, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

ASSAULT REPORT

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from an individual about an assault that reportedly occurred two weeks earlier.

FAKE BILL

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday after an individual tried to deposit a $20 bill at the bank they had received from a local business and learned it was counterfeit.

WRECK

• A 2005 Mini Cooper was totaled and a 61-year-old Chehalis woman ended up with facial injuries when a Jeep Cherokee ran a stop sign at Bishop and Rush roads south of Chehalis just after 7 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 35-year-old Chehalis resident driving the Jeep was cited for second-degree negligent driving and not having insurance, according to the sheriff’s office. His vehicle sustained only minor damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

STRUCTURE FIRES

• Two outbuildings next to Interstate 5 near Winlock went up in flames last night, but nobody was hurt and the primary loss was an inoperable car. Firefighters from four departments responded to the calls that came in just after 7 p.m., many of them from passing motorists, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. “The first engine in saw a garage-type building fully involved in flames, and it had spread to other building,” Chief Russ Larson said. The second structure was a larger, older possibly former poultry house, but both had cedar shake roofs, according to Larson. “So they went up real fast,” he said. The fire was knocked down before it migrated through the brush to the freeway or spread to the adjacent house. The property sits on Anterim Road, about a mile south of the U.S. Highway 12 and Avery Road interchange. Larson said he had no idea what caused it. Twenty-nine-year-old Elliot Dodrill said he and his friend were inside playing Xbox and had no idea what was going on until fire engines came rolling up the driveway. A fire investigator went out and was to return this morning.

• Two cats were rescued but two others perished in a fire that destroyed a two-story home southwest of Littlerock on Wednesday. Eight fire departments responded to the 4:30 p.m. blaze along the 7600 block of Bordeaux Road Southwest, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. The owner was just arriving home from work and and tried to clear cats from inside but the residence was filled with hot smoke and flames were taking over, spokesperson Lt. Lanette Dyer said. Nobody was injured but the family’s house and its contents are a total loss, she said. The cause is being investigated.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, suspicious circumstances, hit and run, collision on city streets … and more.

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CORRECTION: This has been updated to reflect the correct location from which a flatbed trailer and riding mower were stolen in Toledo.

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The remains of an 1,800-square-foot home on Bordeaux Road. / Courtesy photo by West Thurston Regional Fire Authority

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Updated at 1:44 p.m.

FOULED PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 4:20 a.m. today when a subject was seen breaking a vehicle’s window and stealing a backpack along the 400 block of North Tower Avenue. Officers responded but were unable to locate a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were told that once the male realized he’d been observed, he dropped the pack and ran away, according to police. He was wearing a blue and yellow coat, police said.

AUTO THEFT

• Chehalis police responded about 5:45 a.m. today when a 19-year-old Chehalis woman discovered her red 1991 Honda Civic missing from in front of her home on the 300 block of Northeast Adams Avenue. She had last seen it about 10 p.m. the night before and she had the keys, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officers followed some leads and subsequently the car was spotted at a location which Olympia police were asked to check, according to police. The car was recovered, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

• Centralia police were called about 10:15 a.m. yesterday about a car stolen during the night from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. The 2008 Ford Focus turned up by about 1:15 p.m. parked at the 2900 block of Little Hanaford Road but it has been burned up, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Few details were available about what happened, but it’s possible someone just needed a vehicle for a short period of time and when they were done, set it on fire, maybe in an attempt to destroy any evidence, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust. “It’s actually more common than you would think,” Aust said.

BURGLARY

• Sometime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. yesterday, someone broke into a home on the 200 block of Leonard Road near Onalaska and stole $200 worth of jewelry and cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon about a theft of items from a barn on the 400 block of Butts Road near Morton. Among the goods stolen were an Alpine car stereo and a gray tool box with hand tools, It happened sometime after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FEDS STUMBLE UPON DOMESTIC VIOLATION

• The FBI was in Chehalis yesterday for unknown reasons involving what the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office called an active investigation. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said a detective accompanied them, but that he could not speak for the federal agents, as it is their case. While in the area of the 400 block of Southwest 14th Street about 10:45 a.m. however, an agent called 911 to report hearing a female in distress from the bushes. Chehalis police arrived and learned Tyler A. Ketchum, 19, of Puyallup, pushed the 15-year-old and then attempted to flee, but was detained, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Ketchum was arrested for a violation of a no-contact order and booked into the Lewis County Jail, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. The incident was unrelated to the FBI’s case, Bailey said. A call seeking information from the FBI has not yet been returned.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for obstructing a police officer, protection order violation, shoplifting; responses for alarms, an inquiry about bullying at school, a business receiving a fraudulent check, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Centralia police respond about 3:45 p.m. yesterday to an alarm at a banking business on the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue, and position themselves across the street. / Courtesy photo

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It was a false alarm, according to police. / Courtesy photo

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Updated at 9:27 p.m.

ARMED AND ANGRY MASKED MAN ALARMS RANDLE

• A 25-year-old man looking for his wife was arrested after a rampage in Randle last night that ended near the Nazarene Church where he was reportedly outfitted with a caged baseball mask and beating on the building with a bat, frightening the neighborhood. Deputies who were called about 6 p.m. learned that before he arrived at the church he had been at a nearby home on the 200 block of Silverbrook Road armed with 10-inch long wooden-handled kitchen knife demanding to be let inside. A 15-year-old girl there said he was stabbing the house and when she did not open the door, he left, kicking the family cat as he departed, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Charles M. Aalmo reportedly fled as he saw deputies arriving, scaling a wooden fence which knocked a section of it over and was subsequently taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said Aalmo and his wife had earlier had an argument, although she didn’t say what it was about. Aalmo was wanted by his probation officer and was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for numerous offenses such as disorderly conduct, malicious mischief and unlawful display of a weapon, Brown said. Among the damage was a shattered electrical box on the side of the church building, according to Brown.

BROOM WIELDING WOMAN QUESTIONED IN BURGLARY

• Police were called about 11:30 p.m. yesterday to an apartment in Chehalis where a 22-year-old man he said he awoke to a loud bang from his living room area and then a woman standing in the doorway of his bedroom, holding a broomstick and screaming at him. He said he was acquainted with the intruder, who wanted to know where his girlfriend was and that she left the residence at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street with a bag of his girlfriend’s belongings, telling him she could get it back when she came and talked to her, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer subsequently spoke with the 29-year-old who said the bag was hers and that she had been let in through the front door, according to police. The resident said the door had been locked, and it appeared she came in through a window, police said. The owner of the bag said it contained valuables such as her cell phone, wallet, social security card and birth certificate, police said. The case is under investigation.

POLICE: WOMEN SHOPLIFT WEED EATER

• A pair of Rochester women were arrested yesterday after they allegedly entered a Centralia power tool shop on the 3800 block of Harrison Avenue along with a child and left with a weed eater. They and a third woman in the car were stopped by Centralia police and subsequently arrested for third-degree theft and possession of stolen property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Nancy Martinez-Arellano, 23, and Rosalia Martinez-Arellano, 31, according to the sheriff’s office. Their Ford Focus was impounded and a deputy was to seek a warrant to search it, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 10:20 a.m. yesterday of a car dolly stolen during the night from the 1000 block of South Gold Street.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday evening about a car prowl at Shop ‘n Kart on the 2100 block of North National Avenue.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called just before 6 a.m. today regarding someone having spray painted the hood of a vehicle at the 800 block of F Street.

MINERAL DEATH

• The Lewis County coroner said today he found no injuries or signs of foul play involved with the man who died in Mineral early Monday. Deputies were called to a campsite when friends of a 36-year-old Gary Jerome of Hoquiam man tried to wake him up but found he was dead. Coroner Warren McLeod said the cause and manner of death can’t be determined until he gets the results of toxicology tests.

ACCIDENT IN THE WOODS SEND ONE TO HOSPITAL

• A man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a logging accident near Pe Ell this morning. Firefighters were called just before 8 a.m. the the area about 15 miles into the woods off Muller Road, according to Lewis County Fire District 11. The initial report was a possible broken leg but paramedics with AMR wanted him airlifted, Fire Chief Michael Krafczyk said. Krafczyk was not on the call but said he understood the Weyerhaeuser worker is a 49-year-old. He praised the man’s co-workers who used their extra  medical emergency equipment to get the patient back-boarded and ready for transport. One of the loggers is also a firefighter from Winlock, he said. “They have that extra equipment because they’re at logging sites,” he said.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for stolen bicycle, collisions on city streets … and more.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

DEATH IN MINERAL UNDER INVESTIGATION

• Deputies were called just before 10 o’clock yesterday morning to a campsite in Mineral when friends of a 36-year-old Hoquiam man tried to wake him up but found he was dead. They had come up the night before to stay over and go fishing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy was told he had been drinking hard liquor and beer the night before, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The coroner responded to the location, along the 200 block of Mineral Road South behind the old Mineral School, and will be conducting an investigation, Brown said.

CAR SHOT UP

• Someone shot out the rear window of a vehicle at the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.The Centralia Police Department this morning indicated they are investigating.

GUNS SPIRITED OUT OF HOME

• A 58-year-old Toledo man reported yesterday that someone came through his unlocked sliding glass door and stole more than $1,400 worth of firearms the day before. A deputy responding to yesterday’s report from the 400 block of Jackson Highway South was told it happened sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing are a Savage 20-gauge shotgun, a Sears 12-gauge shotgun, a Mossberg rifle and a Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol, according to the sheriff’s office.

BARN BURGLED

• Someone took a battery charger from a barn on the 1300 block of Bunker Creek Road west of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The theft was reported yesterday but happened on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

BEER HEIST

• Morton police reported yesterday they are continuing to investigate a burglary at a Mossyrock business last week in which someone stole several cases of beer and approximately $200 cash. The victim told an officer the break-in at the 100 block of East State Street occurred sometime 9 p.m. last Tuesday and 10 o’clock the following morning, according to the Morton Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday morning of various items stolen from a vehicle on South Grandview Drive.

• A vehicle prowl was reported Sunday afternoon in Chehalis along Southwest Gails Avenue, a prowl on Saturday afternoon on Southwest 19th Street, and on Friday along South Market Boulevard.

DRUGS

• A 62-year-old Mineral man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday evening after a pipe was found in his coat pocket, with a heavy residue of the the suspected drug. Richard A. Jacobi was pulled over about 7 p.m. on the 500 block of Mineral Creek Road in Mineral, reportedly driving on a suspended license, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jacobi was booked into the Lewis County Jail but will be released with no charges filed pending further investigation.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for counterfeit bill, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets; complaints of harassment, yelling male, screaming female, beggar begging, neighbors tweaking out, girl on cell phone walking down mainline of railroad tracks … and more. Also, noisy neighbor kids playing video games on April 25 in Morton.

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Friday, April 25th, 2014

BOLD CAR PROWLER

• A 50-year-old woman who left her car unlocked when she went inside the Onalaska Post Office to retrieve her mail yesterday afternoon returned to discover her purse was missing. A deputy responding to the approximately 4 p.m. incident noted that  among the items she lost were debit and credit cards, gift cards, her driver’s license and $7 in cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

MISSING BIKE

• Centralia police yesterday took a report of black and silver bicycle stolen from the 100 block of South Silver Street.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for shoplifting, drug arrests for which information is not readily available; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions on city streets, someone backing into a vehicle in a parking lot … and more.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

DOG FISHED FROM DEPTHS OF WATERY HOLE

• Firefighters in Chehalis rescued a dog yesterday that stumbled into a deep culvert, partially filled with water on former farmland. Police, firefighters and the city animal control officer were called just before 10 a.m. to the area west of Interstate 5 and north of the car dealership on Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Police said a man maybe in his 60s was walking his dog when it took off into the brush and trees and dropped into a hole, probably part of an abandoned irrigation pumping system. “There was water, I don’t know how deep the water was,” Community Services Officer Angie Elder said. The medium-sized shepherd mix could be seen paddling about 10 feet down, she said. A ladder was lowered into the opening – which was less than three feet wide – and it disappeared below the surface, she said.  One firefighter was able to lean down into the hole while another held onto him, and lasso the canine with a catch pole, she said. After he was pulled up, he seemed fine, other than being cold and wet and having a small cut near his eye, she said. “When he popped out, he was up and ready to go, he ran back to the pickup truck,” she said.

THEFT

• At least two boxes of rifle ammunition were missing from a garage on the 1800 block of Taylor Street in Centralia following a burglary which was reported to police around 5 p.m. yesterday.

• Centralia police took a report about 9 a.m. yesterday from the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue regarding cash stolen from a parked vehicle.

FRAUD

• Another case of someone using someone else’s social security number to file a tax return was reported to Centralia police yesterday, from an individual at the 1400 block of Joyce Lane.

• An individual called police from the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia around 2 p.m. yesterday regarding fraudulent charges discovered on her debit card.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Pe Ell resident was arrested last night for possession of methamphetamine and third-degree theft following contact with an officer at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Steele E. Gove was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, disputes, collisions on city streets, hit and run … and more.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Updated at 6:41 p.m.

BANK ACCOUNT ACCESSED, AFTER TEXT

• A 55-year-old Chehalis woman who responded to a text message purportedly from her credit union found herself a theft victim, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said the woman had previously received a text message from WSECU telling her of a problem with her account and that she needed to call right away. She called and gave them all her banking information, Bailey said. She contacted police yesterday to report approximately $2,000 was stolen from her account, Bailey said. An officer took a report and gave her a case number so she could complete her paperwork for the bank, Bailey said.

MISSING PICKUP TRUCK

• A deputy took a report yesterday morning of a brown 1990 Chevrolet pick truck stolen from the 2100 block of Taylor Street in Centralia. The 24-year-old owner said when he woke up about 7 a.m., the vehicle was gone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The four-wheel drive truck valued at about $3,000 was taken sometime after 8 p.m. the night before, according to the sheriff’s office. Its license plate is B62616V, Chief Criminal Deputy Stacy Brown said.

OTHER THEFT: GUNS

• Several firearms were among the items stolen from a storage unit at the 800 block of North Tower Avenue, according to a report made to Centralia police yesterday.

OTHER THEFT: TOOLS

• A deputy took a report yesterday from the 300 block of Brown Road East regarding about $850 worth of power tools that went missing between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. last Friday. The victim suspects an individual that he knows and the case is under investigation, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police took a report from the 1200 block of Marion Street about 9:25 a.m. yesterday of a toolbox stolen out of a carport.

OTHER THEFT: MAIL

• Chehalis police took a report on Monday morning from the 100 block of Northeast Hillside Drive that mail was stolen from a mailbox. The victim found its door open and the inner locking door open as well, and no mail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ARREST FOR SEX CRIME

• A former Chehalis resident picked up by police in Seattle yesterday was ordered held on $50,000 bail following information revealed last month by his now-5-year-old son he was raped while the family lived at the Chehalis Avenue Apartments about two years ago. Norman P. Gastfield was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, charged in Lewis County Superior Court today with rape of a child in the first degree. Charging documents indicate the child’s mother contacted police on March 12, the same day the boy told her of something had happened in the past. A forensic interview was then conducted, during which the boy said his dad also let him watch “corn” and there were naked girls, as well as threatened to kill his mother if he told, charging documents state. Charging documents allege the incident occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. The family has since moved away and are separated or divorced, according to authorities. Gastfield had an address in Port Angeles, although police said he was most recently living as a transient in Seattle. His arraignment is scheduled for May 1, where he will be represented by court appointed attorney David Arcuri.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a razor found stuck in a tire as it was getting repaired from a Ford Explorer which had been parked at the 700 block of Northwest St. Helens Avenue in Chehalis.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for shoplifting, semi truck into a ditch … and more.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Updated at 8:04 p.m.

TOLEDO BUSINESS HIT BY PROWLER

• A deputy responding about 7:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at Jarvis Truck Sales on the 100 block of Barnes Drive outside Toledo discovered someone forced their way through a door into a shop building and quite likely used pry bars they found there to remove a cash register from an office area. Missing is $515 cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing are the pry bars and 31 feet of battery cable, Chief Civil Deputy Brown said.

PROLIFERATION OF PROWLS

• Law enforcement officers yesterday urged Oakville residents to lock their car doors when they’re parked, after an overnight spree of vehicle prowls this weekend. Several people were victimized between Saturday night and Sunday morning and in all cases, they involved unlocked vehicles, according to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. It happened on Main, West Oak and Eagle streets. The loot included stereos, iPods, flashlights tools and clothing, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate. Uniforms from Jack-in-the-Box, including their jackets, are among the garments now on the street. Shumate urges everyone not to leave valuables in plain view, and to lock up.

• Centralia police took a report about 11:30 a.m. yesterday about a backpack stolen from out of a vehicle on Hemlock Street.

• A deputy took a report yesterday about someone getting into an unlocked vehicle at the 100 block of Mineral Hill Road and leaving with a Washington driver’s license, various credit cards and $230 cash,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

FORGERY INVESTIGATIONS

• A deputy was called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Rice Road outside Chehalis to take a report of possible fraud in connection with someone using someone else’s identity to obtain a State Farm insurance policy, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The case is under investigation.

• In Morton, police are investigating the fraudulent order of 1,000 ink pens by someone in a business’s name without permission. The $469 situation was reported to the Morton Police Department on Friday.

ROUSTED AND SENT ON HIS WAY

• A 51-year-old Centralia man discovered sleeping in a “container” overnight at the 200 block of East Third Street was cited for trespassing and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers have previously told Keith A. Smith not to come back there, according to police.

UNBUCKLED AND JAILED

• A seatbelt violation spotted by a trooper on Interstate 5 north of Chehalis violation led to the arrest of a passenger for open alcohol containers and also of the driver who was impaired by unspecified drugs yesterday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. It was about 11:40 a.m. when Walter Sutter, 45, of Chehalis was pulled over for failing to properly wear a safety belt, according to the state patrol. When questioned, Sutter said the two open containers belonged to Jeramy Shepard, his 38-year-old traveling companion from Longview, Trooper Will Finn said. Shepard had multiple outstanding felony warrants from Eastern Washington, according to Finn. And observations of Sutter prompted the trooper to conduct roadside test and ask for a drug recognition expert to evaluate him further, resulting in a driving under the influence arrest, Finn said. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

MEGA-COLLISION

• A former Toledo man was in court yesterday facing a charge of vehicular assault in connection with Friday’s three-vehicle wreck at a Longview intersection that sent his pickup truck onto the patio of a McDonald’s restaurant, injuring a diner, according to The (Longview) Daily News. Reporter Barbara LaBoe writes that Joshua Paul Goble, 30, is believed to have been high on stolen pain pills when he ran a red light, striking a motorcyclist and a truck before traveling across a sidewalk and through landscaping striking several tables and chairs. LaBoe said Goble was described by police as transient but gave officers a Toledo address.

BONUS: COLD BLOODED CRITTER CONTAINED

• Officers received a call for help after a resident in the 100 block of Division Avenue in Morton reported finding a snake had slithered up the sink drain into the home. Morton police responded about 3:35 p.m. on Friday to assist. The reptile was located and removed, according to the Morton Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute,  suspicious circumstances, hit and run, shoplifting; complaints of door-to-door salespeople … and more.