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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Children were removed through the back of a wrecked mini van still in their car seats this afternoon on Interstate 5. / Courtesy photo by Grant Wiltbank

PINNED ON INTERSTATE 5

• Firefighters and medics from four area departments responded to an approximately 1:40 p.m. collision today on northbound Interstate 5 northeast of Winlock. A mini van carrying a man, a woman and three children was pinned against the concrete center barrier by a semi truck’s trailer, according to an off-duty firefighter who stopped to help. Crews quickly stabilized the incident and removed all occupants safely through the rear hatch, with the girls still in their car seats, Toledo resident Grant Wiltbank said. The former fire chief of Toledo’s fire department said they were transported for what were described as non-life threatening injuries. It happened near the U.S. Highway 12 interchange. Another van was also involved but sustained relatively minor damage, he said.  The Washington State Patrol was on the scene investigating, according to Wiltbank.

REAR-ENDED ON INTERSTATE 5

• Two drivers were hospitalized with neck pain after a rear-end-type collision on northbound Interstate 5 near the Mellen Street interchange in Centralia yesterday evening, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

HARASSMENT

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of North Ash Street about 6:45 a.m. today where an individual reported that during a dispute, a male threatened to kill him. The investigation is underway, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY AND THEFT CENTRALIA

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for residential burglary yesterday in connection with an approximately 9 p.m. call to the 500 block of West Pine Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. James J. Ayres Brewer was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 23-year-old Centralia resident seen coming out the back door of a house on the 2300 block of Salzer Valley Road in Centralia at about noon on Friday was arrested for a warrant and for residential burglary. Mykl C.P. Teeter and the female he was with said they were picking up belongings for a past renter and feeding the dogs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The owner when contacted said they did not recognize the two and had never heard of them, detective Sgt. Steve Aust said. Teeter was booked into the Lewis County Jail for his Centralia warrant and also for burglary, Aust said. He was released today without charges filed pending further investigation.

• Centralia police were called around noon yesterday to the 100 block of West Magnolia Street where an individual reported the theft of tires off their vehicle.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called on Saturday to the 400 block of Southwest 15th Street where sometime during the night someone broke into a vehicle and stole fishing gear.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday about a wedding ring lost in a parking lot on South Market Boulevard.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, urinating in public, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, runaway child, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft,  issue civil in nature and not criminal, to tell transients to put out their campfire, dogs alone inside presumably too-hot parked vehicle, baby sleeping alone inside inside a parked car in front of a retail store, collision on city street … and more.

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A wreck involving three vehicles was cleared from Interstate 5 just after 3 p.m. / Courtesy photo by Grant Wiltbank

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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TIMBER FIRE BURNS NEAR ALDER LAKE

• An approximately 25-acre fire burning just south of Alder Lake yesterday afternoon is unsafe and inaccessible to firefighters because of the steep terrain, according to a public affairs officer with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Helicopters dropping buckets of water have been helpful with the lightning-strike caused timber fire which was reported on Tuesday, according to authorities. The fire is near Elbe and being managed by the Gifford Pinchot and the state Department of Natural Resources. A Type 3 wildland fire management team with approximately 40 firefighters and personnel are assigned, operating at the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. There is no estimate of containment or control. Officials remind the public of restrictions that began on July 1 all through the Gifford Pinchot that prohibit any kind of motorized vehicles on trails, any smoking outside of buildings or enclosed vehicles and any campfires unless they are built inside the provided metal campfire rings or grills in developed recreational sites.

POLICE: DAYTIME OFFICE BURGLAR APPREHENDED

• Centralia police arrested a 37-year-old Morton man on Saturday after they found him inside a closed business on the 1100 block of Kresky Avenue. Officers were called at 1:20 p.m. by a citizen who saw a male throw a rock through the glass door and enter, according to the Centralia Police Department. When police arrived, the subject was rummaging through the office and “squared off” against an officer, according to police.   Joseph C. Tjelde had allegedly stuffed his pockets with various items of no particular street vale, Sgt. Carl Buster said. Tjelde  was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree burglary.

BREAK-IN

• Police were called to the 500 block of North Rock Street about 10:15 a.m. on Saturday regarding the theft of tools from a residence.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 8 o’clock on Sunday morning to the 1800 block of Shamrock Drive where an individual reported two credit card accounts were fraudulently opened in their name.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, violation of an anti-harassment order, unlawful possession of fireworks; responses for hit and run, misdemeanor theft, collision on city street … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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MOTHER NATURE DANGER

• Firefighters were called at 1 p.m. yesterday when lightning strikes to trees caused two brush fires along Lincoln Creek Road west of Centralia. Firefighters with the state Department of Natural Resources were already on the scene at the 2100 block and both fires were small and contained quickly, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It was fortunate it was continuously raining at the time, preventing anything larger from developing, Capt. Erik Olson indicated. Conditions are still very dry and the fire danger remains high, despite the small amount of rain that fell, according to Olson.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 10:25 a.m. yesterday to the 2500 block of Kristine Court in Centralia about a flashlight getting stolen from a vehicle.

FAKE BILL COLLECTOR THREATS

• Police and the Centralia Utilities Center are warning customers of a scam involving bogus collection calls. Authorities have gotten several complaints from customers who reported receiving a phone call from a male who said if they didn’t pay their bill immediately, their utilities would be shut off,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Anyone who gets such a call is urged to hang up and then phone 360-330-7657. Police detective Patty Finch said that is the only valid number for the utilities customer service department. Finch indicates it’s a rare occasion the utility will call a customer, and that would be after both a statement and a past due letter have been sent out.

CRIME STOPPERS

• Crime Stoppers of Lewis County and the Chehalis Police Department are seeking help with a burglary investigation involving some $3,000 worth of Ray-Ban and other brands of sunglasses stolen from an optometry business at the 100 block of Boistfort Street in Chehalis. The break-in occurred between 6 p.m. on July 30 and 4 o’clock the following morning, according to authorities. More than 30 pairs were taken. 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

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for collision on city street, collision on Interstate 5 … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, August 14th, 2015
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SCREAMING WOMAN

• Centralia police were called last night when a resident at Main and North Buckner streets heard a woman screaming outside and then saw a flatbed truck driving away. The female was saying no, no and her voice seemed to be coming from inside the vehcile, according to the the Centralia Police Department. Arriving officers after the 11:38 p.m. call searched the area and found two items of clothing that seemed out of place, according to police. They broadcast the information and truck’s description to other area law enforcement. Officers were told the truck had a white front cab with a black flat bed and a loud muffler. As of his morning, there are no reports of any missing person, according to police.

GROPING REPORT

• A 14-year-old girl’s parent’s called police yesterday evening after she told of a man near the river near Borst Park who reportedly touched her inappropriately as he helped her up an incline while she and her friend were leaving. According to police, two girls were relaxing by the river when approached by a stranger who made them uncomfortable so they decided to depart the area. “The victim was having trouble climbing back out of where they were so the male suddenly grabbed the female around the waist in an effort to help her up the incline and ended up touching her crotch area on the outside of her clothes,” Centralia police reported in a summary of the incident. She pushed his hand away and told her parents, according to the Centralia Police Department. The man was described as Hispanic- or Indian-looking with very short hair, in his late 20’s to early 30’s and speaking with an unknown accent, according to police. He was wearing blue jeans and a shirt that was striped with red and gray or black, according to the report. An officer checked the area but the man was not located, according to police.

YARD THEFT

• A 1997 Bulldog tilt car trailer was stolen off property at the 800 block of Nevil Road outside Winlock sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,500, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone stole tires and rims from a backyard at the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police late yesterday afternoon.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 9:40 a.m. yesterday regarding a car window broken at the 2800 block of Russell Road.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, vandalism, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, rollover accident on Interstate 5 with no injury, dog left alone in presumably too hot parked vehicle, unfounded report of two babies left alone in a vehicle in a parking lot … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called about 8 a.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue about two males fighting, but neither wanted police to pursue charges. An officer was called about 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday to the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue where a client wanted to report being assaulted a by another client. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BREAK-INS CENTRALIA

• Police responded to an approximately 5 p.m. call on Tuesday for a burglary at a home on the 600 block of Yew Street in Centralia. Several electronic devices were taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday for a burglary discovered at a residence on the 600 block of Lakeshore Drive. Money and a purse were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday to the 1000 block of Alder Street about a burglary to a residence. Among the missing property were jewelry, camera, a backpack and food, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MISSING TRUCK FOUND IN MINERAL

• A search around the town of Mineral last night for approximately three hours for a woman with misdemeanor warrants turned up both the woman and a truck stolen out of Tacoma, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were notified Sabrina M. Colwell, 43, had been seen driving the 1990 Chevrolet S10 pickup round the area and eventually located her just before 9 p.m. at the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office. Colwell was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and for her warrants, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called on Tuesday by a female who said she lost her wallet, she thought around 11 p.m. the night before near Rite Aid on the 500 block of South Market Boulevard. She said the pink wallet contained about $1,000 cash as well as identification, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 200 block of East Summa Street in Centralia which a battery was stolen.

• A backpack and some medication were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, probation violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, fireworks complaint, collision on city street, dog left alone in presumably too hot parked vehicle … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Updated at 8:20 p.m.

UNHAPPY GIRLFRIEND TAKES AXE IN HAND

• A 35-year-old woman angry because her boyfriend wouldn’t let her into his house, allegedly broke through his door with an axe and after being escorted out, threw a mole trap through his laundry room window yesterday west of Chehalis. A deputy called to the 400 block of Leudinghaus Road was told by the 62-year-old victim that Amy E. Eitel was there the day before, but got upset, broke the bathroom door and left for the evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When she returned yesterday morning and wasn’t invited in, she reportedly used the remote from his pickup truck to open his garage door and went in and used the axe to mutilate the interior door until it opened, the sheriff’s office reports. He took her outside, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. That’s when she allegedly shattered the window, Brown said. Eitel had run off down the river bank behind the residence and was not located, according to Brown. The sheriff’s office is referring the case to prosecutors for charges including violating a domestic violence order, malicious mischief and burglary, Brown said.

RANDLE DAD BOOKED FOR ASSAULT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a 26-year-old Randle man was taken into custody after allegedly choking his 8-year-old son, leaving bruising on his neck and jaw. A deputy was called about 9:40 p.m. on Friday to the 700 block of Silverbrook Road where the child had reportedly fled to a neighbor’s after the assault and were told Justin L. Bays was intoxicated and trying to gain entry, according to the sheriff’s office. He was gone when law enforcement arrived but subsequently located, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Bays was booked into the Lewis County Jail for outstanding warrants and the case was referred to prosecutors for a possible charge of fourth-degree domestic violence assault, according to Brown. A charge of indecent exposure was also suggested as Bays had allegedly urinated in the neighbor’s yard in front of the neighbor and neighbor’s children just prior to the alleged assault, Brown said.

BREAK-IN MOSSYROCK

• Sometime between Sunday and yesterday, someone cut a lock on a storage container in a fenced yard at the 100 block of Mossyrock Road West and stole an estimated $4,500 worth of property including a hunting bow, four remote controlled helicopters and a 42-inch flat screen television, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SERIAL SHOPLIFTING ALLEGED

• A Pe Ell couple with a baby were detained at Home Depot yesterday afternoon for allegedly stealing about $400 worth of merchandise. Randy C. Marrs, 28, and Brittney A. Marrs, 23, were subsequently arrested for organized retail theft in connection with that along with incidents last week at Sears and last month at Wal-Mart, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

DOG-NAPPED

• Police were called about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday regarding a 6-month-old pit bull puppy stolen from a yard on the 300 block of N Street in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 27-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of heroin after he was contacted by officers at the 600 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia at about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Jose Garnica was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FOUL PROWL

• Centralia police took a report of a diaper bag stolen out of a vehicle at the 500 block of North Ash Street on Saturday.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called just before 11 a.m. on Sunday by an individual who reported windows were broken out of their vehicle while parked at the 500 block of Hillkress Street during the night.

IN-TOWN HUNTING?

• Chehalis police were called about 11:10 a.m. yesterday regarding deer with arrows in them seen near the Elks lodge at the 2500 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue. Further information was not readily available.

LOST AND FOUND

• A wallet full of credit cards was found amongst clothing donated to a thrift shop on the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis yesterday, according to police. The Chehalis Police Department asks the owner to please phone them.

AND FROM MORTON

• A reporting party called police on Wednesday afternoon to say she was receiving threatening text messages over her telephone. After investigation it was determined the reporting party, while using a flip phone was only getting half of the message and was interpreting them incorrectly, according to the Morton Police Department. No offense occurred, police said.

• Morton police were called about 8:50 p.m. on Friday regarding a cooler stolen from the 700 block of Main Avenue, with the suspects described as individuals wearing head lamps. The case is under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

COLLISION

• Two individuals were hospitalized after an ATV accident early yesterday morning on the 1500 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska. The driver, who turned out to be a 36-year-old man from Cinebar, allegedly gave a friend’s name as his own to a deputy and also to the hospital upon admission, according to police. Police said when Richard R. Perry’s identification was found in his passenger’s wallet at the hospital, they learned he was wanted on a felony warrant out of Kelso. Perry was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail for identity theft, making a false statement and driving with a suspended license, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and Centralia police. His passenger, a 35-year-old Onalaska woman, was admitted to the hospital and although she had a municipal court warrant, was not jailed, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, no contact order violation, malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, misdemeanor theft, receipt of counterfeit bills, collision on city street, skate boarders whipping in and out of pedestrian sidewalk traffic, cussing outside a Chehalis resident’s window keeping him awake, possibly intoxicated male stumbling onto street and almost getting run over … and more.

 

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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GRASS, BRUSH IGNITE SOUTH OF CHEHALIS

• Firefighters from two departments were dispatched just after 4 p.m. yesterday to a fire in a grass field that was moving toward a wooded area south of Chehalis. Crews arriving to the 100 block of Sanderson Road just east of Jackson Highway found a working brush fire threatening one structure, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. It was contained within about 15 minutes, according to District 6 spokesperson DJ Hammer. “They had a pretty good knockdown, so DNR just basically helped with the mop up,” Hammer said. Less than one acre was burned, according to Hammer.

LEWIS COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a burglary in Winlock from last week in which NASCAR collector beer steins, a digital camera and jewelry were stolen. Sometime between July 28 and July 30, someone crawled through a bedroom window at the residence on the 1400 block of Northwest Kerron Avenue and left with approximately $2,200 worth of valuables, according to Lewis County Crime Stoppers. A diamond ring and a watch are among the items missing, Crime Stoppers reports.  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

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, assault, misdemeanor theft, driving under the influence; responses for collision on city street, collision on freeway overpass, collision on Interstate 5 … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, August 7th, 2015
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PUP PUT IN THE TRASH

• A box with a dog inside of it was discovered in a Chehalis dumpster yesterday morning. The animal control officer responded to the approximately 9 a.m. call to Southwest Sylvenus Avenue and retrieved what was described only as a small dog, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was alive and taken to the Lewis County Animal Shelter, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. “It didn’t appear to have been injured in any way,” Bailey said. “We don’t know how long it was in there.”

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 11:15 a.m. yesterday regarding a utility trailer and household items stolen from the 1200 block of Long Road.

• An officer responded yesterday to a report of two tool boxes taken in a residential burglary at the 200 block of North Rock Street in Centralia.

• DVD movies were among the property missing after a burglary at a home on the 600 block of South Ash Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:50 p.m. yesterday.

• A hanging basket of flowers was stolen from a porch at the 100 block of East Fourth Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

ASSAULT REPORT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday to Green Hill School to take a report of an alleged assault that occurred earlier in the week. Further details were not available.

VANDALISM

• Graffiti was spray painted onto a garage door at the 800 block of E Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for dispute, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• Someone broke into the sales office of a Chehalis area business and stole a Toshiba laptop computer sometime between 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 5 o’clock yesterday morning. The front door glass at Housing Mart / Country Financial on the 100 block of Hamilton Road North was broken out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to a just-discovered burglary at a business on the 400 block of South Tower Avenue about 11 p.m. yesterday. Someone forced their way in through a window and then unlocked a door, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim is in the process of making a list of items that were taken, according to police.

TV TAKEN

• Someone stole a television from a travel trailer which was parked at the 400 block of East Locust Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

ELUDING

• A vehicle that failed to stop yesterday when an officer tried to pull it over on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis turned up later parked and unoccupied in a residential neighborhood, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The silver 2001 Mitsubishi was impounded, police said. It happened about 1:15 p.m. and a few hours later its owner called to say her vehicle was missing from Southwest 14th Street, police said. No arrest was made.

DRUGS

• A 28-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police at Washington Avenue and Main streets in Centralia early this morning. Shinell N. Englund was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for an outstanding warrant and driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CHILD NEGLECT

• Chehalis police were called about 4:50 p.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about a child left alone in a parked vehicle. Further details were not readily available.

HOME CATCHES FIRE NEAR LITTLEROCK

• Firefighters called about 4:30 a.m. today to a residential structure fire west of Littlerock got inside and got the flames knocked down within about 30 to 40 minutes, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. “There was a lot of smoke when they got there, but everybody got out,” Battalion Chief Roger Stone said.  The mobile home on the 7300 block of 127th Avenue Southwest had damage through its roof and outside by the bathroom, Stone said. The cause may have been related to an electric fan, according to the fire department.

LAWNMOWER SPARKS GRASS FIRE

• Five fire department’s responded to a grass and brush fire in Rochester yesterday that scorched about two acres. Firefighters were called about 5:35 p.m. to the property on the 7700 block of Creekside Lane Southwest off Sargent Road, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. “It started in a guy’s back field area, I think he was mowing,” Battalion Chief Roger Stone said. One person was treated for burns to his legs, but not sent to the hospital, Stone said. The scene was turned over personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources. Stone said he believed it was ignited from the mower hitting a rock and causing a spark. Such sparks cause grass fires more easily than one would think, he said.

ON THE ROAD

• Police and firefighters responded about 8 p.m. yesterday to a five vehicle collision at Mellen and Yew streets in Centralia. Involved were two small pickup trucks, two passenger cars and a motorcycle, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Nobody was taken to the hospital, but two drivers were treated at the scene for minor cuts, according to the fire department. The driver of the motorcycle was evaluated for potential injuries and declined medical treatment and transport, the fire department reports.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, a report of a vehicle theft that turned out to be a car that was impounded, various unfounded reports … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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BIKE PURSUIT

• A 49-year-old wanted man was apprehended this morning after allegedly stealing a bicycle from someone’s garage and trying to flee police. It began about 7:40 a.m. at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia and ended in the area of Russell Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for his warrant was Robert D. Ager, from Pierce County, police said.

FIGHTING IN PUBLIC

• Two individuals were arrested overnight for disorderly conduct and obstructing after police responded to a report of a fight at Main and Gold street in Centralia. Officers called about 12:45 a.m. found two males pushing and shoving each other and when they tried to break it up, a woman got in their way, according to the Centralia Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Taylor R. Lively, age 21, and Victoria K. Miller, age 21, according to police.

DRUG INVESTIGATION

• Detectives searching a residence for drugs yesterday on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia arrested three individuals, according to the Centralia Police Department. The search warrant was obtained in connection with an investigation by a joint narcotics enforcement team made up of personnel from local agencies, according to police. Booked into the Lewis County Jail on unspecified drug offenses were Gary Weist, 63; Debra M Weist, 58; and Kimberly J. Bartley, 47, according to police. Gary Weist however was immediately released because of serious health issues, police report.

PORCH FIRE

• Chehalis firefighters called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to a fire at Southwest William Avenue at Sixth Street found a fence that ran the length of two yards burning as well as the porch on one of the homes. There was some smoke in the attic of the home and the damage estimated at about $10,000 according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Nobody was hurt and the flames were extinguished within six minutes of their notification, according to the fire department.

ON THE ROAD

• Police and aid were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday for a collision between a car and a moped at the 1500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. One person was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with a possible broken leg, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation; responses for dispute, angry customer, misdemeanor  theft, suspicious circumstances, theft of grocery cart, collision on city street, dog alone inside presumably too-hot vehicle, possibly intoxicated pedestrian stumbling around, harassing phone calls from ex about child visitation … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called at 11 p.m. yesterday about a burglary to a residence on the 1000 block of K Street in Centralia. The victim returned home after being gone since Friday and found various valuables missing, including clothing, a purse and a laptop computer, according to the Centralia Police Department. They are still putting together a list of their stolen property, police said. There was no sign of forced entry, and the investigation is ongoing, according to police.

THEFT FROM YARD

• Centralia police were called about noon yesterday regarding the theft of a BMX-style bicycle from the backyard area of an apartment complex on the 300 block of Centralia College Boulevard. The bike had bright pink hand grips on it, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Police were contacted last night by an individual at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia who discovered someone used her credit card number to cause a charge on her bill of about $100.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday morning of a car prowl that happened overnight at Jack-in-the-Box on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue. The vehicle had been left unlocked and a wallet was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 31-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police at the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. Aaron M. Lopez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, driving without required ignition interlock device; responses for alarm, dispute, attempted shoplifting, collision on city street, dog alone inside presumably too-hot vehicle, rental business reporting theft of property by a customer, various unfounded reports … and more.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
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Updated at 3:09 p.m.

WHAT NOT TO DO WITH A NEW TOY

• Chehalis police called to Wal-Mart last night about a male in a a car in the parking lot waving a gun around arrived and ordered him and two juvenile girls out of the vehicle. As he stepped out, what appeared to be a firearm fell to the ground and the 18-year-old was taken into custody, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It was a pellet gun that looked like a real gun that he’d apparently just purchased, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. The approximately 9:50 p.m. call to Louisiana Avenue came to a close with the Olympia resident breaking out the passenger window of a patrol car with his head, according to Wilson. Tyler M. Molina was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree malicious mischief as well as two misdemeanors, one of which was unlawful display of a weapon appearing capable of producing bodily harm, Wilson said.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Missing: A 1996 32-foot Winnebago motorhome and a 2001 Ford Mustang, from where they were stored on the 100 block of Middle Fork Road outside Chehalis. The victim discovered the theft about 8 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $20,000.

BURGLARY WINLOCK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning it has no suspect information in a Winlock area burglary discovered on Thursday. Missing from a home on the 1400 block of Northwest Kerron Avenue were approximately $2,200 of valuables including jewelry and a camera, according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 10:15 p.m. yesterday to a report of a burglary at the 700 block of Yew Street.

• Someone stole  television, a game console and games from a residence at the 1200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to  report made to police about 11 a.m. yesterday.

BURGLARY CHEHALIS

• A 34-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested on Friday after he went to the Chehalis Police Department and reportedly confessed to a couple of residential burglaries. He was released from jail today as prosecutors declined to file charges without other evidence, according to authorities.

THEFT MOSSYROCK

• A vender at the Blueberry Festival in Mossyrock reported losing an apron containing about $70 in cash in one of the pockets about 12:15 p.m. yesterday. They also reported seeing a male running away, carrying the apron, according to the Morton Police Department. The case is under investigation.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Someone stole the carburetor off a gas weed eater that was in the back of a pickup truck parked at the 200 block of Main Avenue in Morton, according to a report made to police at about 3 p.m. last Tuesday.

ASSAULT SUSPECT AT LARGE

• Centralia police were called about 4 o’clock this morning regarding an assault and a restraining order violation at the 1200 block of Alder Street.  Officers were unable to locate the suspect, according to the according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIRE IN WINLOCK

• Firefighters called about 10:15 p.m. on Friday to a report of fireworks and flames in Winlock found two areas of burning grass and brush just south of the intersection of King Road and Northwest Dexter Street. “It was pretty active fire behavior for how quick we got there,” Lewis County Fire District 15 Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. The call came in at 10:15 p.m. and a crew was on the scene two minutes later, Jacobson said. It ended up burning an area of approximately 100 feet by 100 feet, he said. The scene was turned over to the state Department of Natural Resources, he said. Whether it was or was not fireworks that caused it, Jacobson said he did not know. “Most people have a good idea of how dry it is out, but some people don’t,” he said.

INTERSTATE 5 WRECK

• A 49-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were hospitalized yesterday after the car in which they were traveling was rear-ended by a U-Haul truck on Interstate 5 in Centralia. Troopers called about 3:45 p.m. to the northbound lanes near milepost 82 learned the Honda Accord had slowed down and stopped for traffic but the 1990 International truck ran into the back of it, according to the Washington State Patrol. It’s driver, a 40-year-old man from Oregon City was reportedly uninjured. The woman and boy from Federal Way had neck and back pain and were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital mostly as a precaution, according to responders. Both vehicles were still drivable, according to the state patrol.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, misdemeanor theft, child custody issues, anti-harassment order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, dog alone inside presumably too-hot vehicle, an individual sleeping behind a building, individuals who might be conducting a drug deal, noises that sound like gunshots – or maybe fireworks, harassment by a 10-year-old, continuous chirping over several days that turned out to be a smoke alarm, various unfounded reports … and more.

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Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Crash victim is loaded into helicopter for transport, next to the Vader post office. / Courtesy photo by Shorty Lockwood

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VEHICLE VERSUS UTILITY POLE

• A 56-year-old driver was injured when his pickup truck ran off the road and struck a power pole in South Lewis County yesterday evening. Troopers were called about 5:30 p.m. to state Route 506 approximately four miles west of Vader report Timothy R. Headen of Ryderwood was traveling westbound and his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve. The cause is under investigation, but he is to be cited for driving under the influence, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 1990 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck was described as totaled. Headen was flown by LifeFlight to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, according to responders.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of West Main Street about copper wire getting stolen.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, teenager for misdemeanor theft plus minor in possession of alcohol; responses for collision on city street … and more.

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Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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Grass and brush off Central Boulevard burn in Centralia today. / Courtesy photo by Riverside Fire Authority

WILDFIRE BREAKS OUT IN NORTH CENTRALIA

• Flames spread over approximately four acres of grass and brush behind an abandoned mill next to the Skookumchuck River in Centralia today. Firefighters were called at 10:10 a.m. to the area off Central Boulevard at the north end of town, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Crews took hoses to it after gaining access to a road that bordered the backside of the Agnew Mill property, the fire department reports. They were able to partially contain it quickly by utilizing a large front end loader from a nearby mill to dig a fire line around the east flank of the fire, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert. The scene was turned over to personnel from the Department of Natural Resources for final extinguishment and overhaul, Weinert indicated. A transient’s campsite was discovered in the area, but it’s too early to say if that’s where the fire originated, according to Weinert.

SERIOUS INJURY ACCIDENT

• A motorcyclist sustained major injuries in a collision last night at Marsh and Mellen streets in Centralia. Officers called at about 10:10 p.m. report the patient was flow to Harborview Medical Center. Further details were not readily available.

FREEWAY ROLLOVER WRECK

• Two people were hospitalized after a blown tire caused their truck to run off Interstate 5 and roll into a ditch yesterday day evening about three miles north of Winlock. Troopers called at about 6:50 p.m. found the 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup was totaled, according to the Washington State Patrol. Transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified injuries were the driver, Owen O. Lee, 43, of Coquitlam, British Columbia, and his passenger, Siahaan K. Biwtawg, 39, from Indonesia, according to the state patrol. The truck was impounded and a citation was to be issued for defective equipment, the investigating trooper reports.

UNRULY AT THE HOSPITAL

• A 29-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested overnight after allegedly spitting on a security person at Providence Centralia Hospital. Police were called just before 1 a.m. to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road and subsequently booked Amanda J. Martin into the Lewis County jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOWN BY THE RIVER

• Centralia police responding about 5:44 p.m. yesterday to the area off of the 1300 block of Central Boulevard arrested three men who had been drinking and fighting near the river. Arrested for fighting in public and then released were Benjamin J. Davidson, 29, Michael L. Powell, 40, and  Mark W. Powell, 43, all Centralia residents, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 1:50 p.m. yesterday about a work truck reported stolen from the 400 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia. The truck was believed to have been taken by someone the victim knows, according to the Centralia Police Department.

JEWELRY THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue yesterday morning about the theft of jewelry.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police responded to an approximately 8:45 a.m. call yesterday about a phone charger stolen from a vehicle at the 400 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia.

• A drill and an interlock device were stolen from a vehicle at the 300 block of Latona Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Police were called about 3:10 p.m. yesterday about a radio removed from a vehicle parked at the 600 block of South Iron Street in Centralia.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for vandalism, misdemeanor theft, hit and run … and more.

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Friday, July 31st, 2015
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DEMONS, TRENCH COAT AND A RIFLE

• A man wearing only a black trench coat and his underwear, and carrying a rifle, caused a stir yesterday morning in Glenoma when he walked into two businesses and made mention of evil animals. Deputies called about 9:20 a.m. to the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 12 were told he was acting bizarrely, walking along the highway and waving his gun, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Tim English and Morton Police Chief Dan Mortensen arrived, found a trench coat laying outside of East End Auto Center and ordered everyone out of the business, according to authorities. They contacted Aaron C. Sprinkle, 41, who said he’d taken his father’s rifle from their home and it was outside on the ground wrapped up inside the coat, court documents state. “He was talking to people about demons being after him, and things of that nature,” Sheriff’s Cmdr. Dusty Breen said. Breen said it wasn’t clear why he was acting the way he was, as there were no obvious signs of intoxication. Sprinkle’s prior convictions mean he is ineligible to have a gun, Breen said. An individual at the other business said Sprinkle had asked if he could store the gun there, the documents state. He was arrested and subsequently charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. A judge this afternoon set his bail at $50,000. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke said her temporary client has lived with his parents in Glenoma for the past 11 years.

BURGLARY DOWNTOWN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police responded about 4:15 a.m. today after someone used a rock to break the window to a business on Northwest Boistfort Street. Missing were about 30 pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is listed at $3,000, police said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 12:50 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Alexander Street where an individual reported a burglary to their residence. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Police were called yesterday by an individual who lost their wallet in Centralia and discovered their bank card was used at a retail business on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis.

CAR PROWL

• A 53-year-old woman was arrested by Centralia police yesterday for alleged vehicle prowling. Kristina L. Craighead, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail last night in a case associated with the 600 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took reports of tools stolen from vehicles yesterday morning at the 600 block of North Gold Street and then at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road.

• Someone broke into an 86-year-old Toledo man’s vehicle and stole a garage door opener, a gate opener and a Garmin GPS unit, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened at the 200 block of Lone Yew Road sometime after April 1 and before the very early morning hours of Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street; request to have a business partner removed from premises; complaints about people “panhandling” … and more.

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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FRAUD CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called to a business on the 500 block of West Main Street about 10 o’clock yesterday morning regarding suspected credit card fraud involving a large amount of money, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is under investigation, according to police.

BURGLARY TOLEDO

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a residence on the 700 block of Smokey Valley Road outside of Toledo was burglarized on Monday. It happened sometime between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. Missing is a safe containing documents and silver coins, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Deputies took a report yesterday of a gun stolen from a residence on the 1400 block of Big Hanaford Road outside Centralia. Taken sometime between July 1 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday was a 22 caliber Husqvarna bolt action rifle, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. They have no suspect information, the sheriff’s office says.

VEHICLE PROWL

• An individual called police about 1:15 p.m. yesterday after someone stole items from his vehicle, including a chlorine injection pump and a cell phone together worth about $1,000. It happened at the 100 block of Southeast Ninth Street in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 47-year-old test driving a motorcycle was injured when he ran off the road, down an embankment and struck a downed tree yesterday evening. Deputies were called about 7 p.m. to the 1700 block of Ferrier Road outside of Winlock and described the injuries to the Covington man as minor. He was cited for second-degree negligent driving and for having a suspended license and no motorcycle endorsement, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A motorcyclist and his passenger were injured when he pulled out of Morton onto U.S. Highway 12 yesterday afternoon into the path of a semi truck. They didn’t collide but Howard Crowder, 69, lost control of his 2012 Harley Davidson and struck a guard rail, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers responding about 4:45 p.m. to the wreck report the cause was failing to yield the right of way. The couple from Hinton, West Virginia were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the state patrol.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, possession of marijuana; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, damage to a vehicle, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, an intoxicated person wandering into someone’s kitchen, a request to have someone removed from a bench on a city sidewalk because he was reportedly asking for money and yelling … and more.

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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ROBBERY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police are investigating a robbery that took place last night at a home on the 300 block of Courtland Street. Officers called at about 11:30 p.m. learned the victim was assaulted, according to the Centralia Police Department. Unspecified items were reportedly taken from inside the residence. The investigation is ongoing. Further details were not readily available.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• A deputy was called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a Centralia area burglary in which the victims said approximately $16,000 worth of valuables were taken, mostly jewelry and electronics. The residents said they left at about 10 o’clock that morning and returned home at 5:45 p.m. to find their place on the 2300 block of Padrick Road ransacked, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It appeared someone pried open a sliding glass door, according to the sheriff’s office. Two safes full of firearms were broken into and a handgun and various other items were removed, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Some evidence was left at the scene, including tire marks across the yard, that led to Nugget Drive, where a neighbor said two males in their 20s came to the door saying they’d lost their friend hiking, Brown said.

THEFT CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called at 7 o’clock this morning by an individual who said someone broke into his work truck overnight while at a motel on the 200 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue and stole a GPS unit as well as a remote control device for heavy equipment valued at more than $5,000.

BREAK-IN MOSSYROCK

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a residence in Mossyrock was burglarized sometime between July 18 and July 22 and some $4,500 worth of property stolen, including a 17-inch computer and three Xbox games. Someone got inside the home at the 100 block of Workman Road through an unsecured door, according to the sheriff’s office.

CAR TABS ARREST

• A 22-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly having license tabs from a stolen vehicle. Julie A. Rogers was booked into Lewis County Jail for third-degree possession of stolen property in a case associated with the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to Fort Borst Park in Centralia about 9:50 a.m. yesterday regarding a broken window to a vehicle.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, arrest for an alleged child sex crime in which the individual was released from jail with no charges filed pending further investigation; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, abandoned cats, collision on city street, dog alone in parked car and panting  … and more.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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BURGLARY ETHEL

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that $2,200 cash was discovered missing from a 72-year-old Ethel man’s home. The money was taken sometime between Saturday and yesterday out of the fifth-wheel residence on the 100 block of Duryea Lane, according to the sheriff’s office. Evidence was left at the scene of the burglary and deputies have a person of interest, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.

SMOKER STOLEN CENTRALIA

• Someone stole a barbecue smoker from a back patio at the 2500 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

ITEMS LIFTED FROM TRUCK BED

• Centralia police were called about 1:35 p.m. yesterday to the 1600 block of South Scheuber Road where someone had stolen a Dewalt drill as well as scrap brass from the bed of a pickup truck.

BURGLARY MOSSYROCK

• Morton police reported yesterday they are still investigating an incident from mid-morning on Saturday when a resident on the 100 block of Court Street in Mossyrock returned home to discover someone may have been inside. The home had been left unsecured and it appeared “items” had been taken, according to the Morton Police Department.

GUNSHOTS OR FIREWORKS

• Several individuals from around Chehalis called 911 about 11:45 p.m. yesterday after hearing numerous gunshots, or fireworks. No report was filed, so further details are unavailable, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trespassing; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city street, customers holding down suspects at stores on Packwood and in Chehalis… and more.