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Friday, September 14th, 2012

CENTRALIA BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday of an estimated $9,500 of valuables stolen in a burglary on the 1600 block of J Street North in Centralia. Sometime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. the day before, someone entered the home and stole a safe, a television, a computer, jewelry, prescription medications and cash, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TRESPASSING FOR WOOD

• A pair of individuals who were caught cutting firewood last night on Weyerhaeuser property near Pe Ell will likely find themselves in court for theft and trespassing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving about 8 p.m. to an area off the 4000 Line was advised by Weyerhaeuser security the 34-year-old resident and 29-year-old Chehalis resident had driven around a closed gate and taken a half cord of wood, according to the sheriff’s office. The main issue is the property was clearly posted closed because of the high fire danger, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. They were not arrested but the case will be referred to prosecutors for evaluation of charges of third-degree theft and second-degree trespassing, according to Brown.

WRECKS

• A 62-year-old Randle man suffered a laceration to his forehead and his truck sustained major front end damage when he wrecked on the 100 block of Peters Road yesterday evening. A deputy arriving to the scene just before 6 p.m. found the 2006 Dodge Ram in a ditch on its side and the driver outside the vehicle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The man said he was on his way to the store and didn’t know why he drove his truck off the road, the sheriff’s office said. He was cited for wheels off the roadway, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• An overnight collision in which a truck driver from Winlock ran into the rear and totaled a car stopped on Interstate 5 is under investigation.

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Courtesy photos by WSP

The 43-year-old driver of a 2005 Kia Spectra was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the early morning wreck in the southbound lanes between Maytown and Tumwater, according to the Washington State Patrol. The car’s lights were out, according to the state patrol. Steven W. Staggs, 57, of Winlock was not injured, but his 2008 Kenworth was impounded, the state patrol reported.

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012

BURGLARIES IN BOISTFORT

• A 47-year-old woman returned home yesterday to the 600 block of Boistfort Road west of Chehalis to discover she’d been burglarized, but a surveillance camera captured images of four people getting out of  vehicle in her driveway and the sheriff’s office has some suspects. Missing are more than $4,000 worth of belongings including two flat screen televisions, a laptop computer, a Sony PlayStation and two Xbox games and a baseball hat, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Four people were arrested yesterday afternoon when they were discovered loading items into two vehicles outside a Boistfort area home where the day before deputies had served a search warrant and arrested the resident. Deputies called to the 200 block of Lake Creek Road were told by the subjects they were retrieving items that either belonged to them because they had lived there temporarily or getting back their own stolen property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The resident, Michael Glenn McBride, is accused of operating an illegal wrecking yard. Deputies knew the owner wanted no one on the property and arrested all four for residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Richard A. Pruett, 50, of Winlock; Mark S. Hendricks, 56, of Toledo; Brent L. Heath, 30, of Toledo; and Casey S. Fredrick, 26, of Castle Rock, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Among the items they attempted to take were tools and stereo equipment, Brown said.

BURGLARY IN CHEHALIS

• Police were called to the 1400 block of Southwest Kelly Avenue in Chehalis about 1:40 p.m. yesterday when a resident discovered someone had come into her home and stolen a large amount of jewelry, including necklaces and wrist watches. It happened sometime during the day and it appeared the burglar came in through window that was either left unlatched or they were able to somehow slip open, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday when a business owner on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue found their back door unlocked and unspecified items missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SMASHED WINDOW

• An unknown suspect threw a large rock through a windshield of a vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway at the 600 block of Alder Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after 8 o’clock yesterday morning.

DEER COLLISIONS

• A 17-year-old Curtis resident suffered a broken nose and cuts to his head yesterday after his 1995 Ford Escort ran off the road and down a 100-foot embankment yesterday at the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said the teenager said he was southbound when he swerved and braked to miss a deer. The car landed on its top and sustained major damage, according to the sheriff’s office. Its driver was cited for second-degree negligent driving, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

• A 39-year-old Toledo man was hospitalized after the handle bar of his motorcycle struck a deer on state Route 506 near Interstate 5 yesterday morning causing his bike to go down and him to be ejected, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 7 a.m. reported John J. Strom suffered abrasions to arm and a sore shoulder. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the state patrol. The 2008 Honda XR650 sustained an estimated $700 damage, according to the patrol.

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

MARIJUANA GREENHOUSE IN BOISTFORT

• A Centralia police investigation took them out to property on Boistfort and King roads in west Lewis County yesterday morning where the contents of a greenhouse were confiscated. Colby D. Cave, 35, who lives there was arrested when he returned around 2:50 p.m. for an outstanding warrant, according to police. Centralia’s detective Sgt. Pat Fitzgerald said there were 30-some-odd marijuana plants in the greenhouse.  Cave was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful of use of a building for drug purposes, according to jail roster. It was an ongoing case of the department’s Anti-Crime Team, and they were assisted by sheriff’s deputies when a warrant was served, according to Fitzgerald. Cave had a medical marijuana card but it was in someone else’s name, he said.

THEFT

• A 1989 Honda Civic was reported stolen about 2 o’clock this morning form the 1500 block of Delaware Avenue in Centralia. The car is described as painted flat black with a sticker in the back window that reads “Get lost in Montana” , according to the Centralia Police Department. It has a license plate of AIT 5219.

• Prescription medication and GPS device were missing after a car prowl at the 1100 block of Alder Street in Centralia yesterday, according to police.

• Stereos were taken from two vehicles at the 1300 block of Central Boulevard in Centralia, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department about 9:15 a.m. yesterday.

OUT-OF-CONTROL IN EMERGENCY ROOM

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was taken away from Providence Centralia Hospital by police yesterday after he was angry he was not allowed into the emergency room to see his girlfriend and ran in there. Officers called about 8:50 a.m. arrested  Jordan P. Sansouci for being disorderly and interfering with a health facility, and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

UNHAPPY CAMPERS

• Deputies yesterday afternoon contacted a pair of campers on Weyerhaeuser property near Pe Ell and arrested one of them for violating a no-contacting order in place regarding the other. Barry W. Worley, 36, of Winlock, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for the offense and also a warrant, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. His companion, a 57-year-old Winlock woman, was not arrested but faces a potential trespassing citation, according to the sheriff’s office.

OOPS

• Firefighters from four departments were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday when sparks from a truck with a mechanical problem started several grass fires along the southbound lanes on Interstate 5 near the Toledo-Winlock interchange. One was as big as 50 yards long but they stretched over several hundred yards, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. “The truck driver was notified by a motorist and was able to pull over fairly quickly and thankfully not spread fire farther down the freeway,” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson said.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

LAUGHING WOMAN ARRESTED

A 42-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday after allegedly twice running into another vehicle at East Summa Street and Tower Avenue and driving away. Police were called just after 2 p.m. by a man who said a driver got right on his rear end, flashing her lights and honking, according to the Centralia Police Department. When he asked her what she was doing, she just laughed, according to police. As the woman pulled away, she struck the vehicle of a passerby who stopped because of the commotion, backed up, hit the vehicle a second time and then drove off. “She was laughing the whole time,” Buster said. Mary E. Carver later went into the police department to make a report about neighbors’ babies crying and was arrested for second-degree assault when police recognized hers as the suspect vehicle, Buster said.

STRANGER IN BUSHES GRABS WOMAN

• Police were called about 8:40 p.m. yesterday to a Centralia neighborhood after a 24-year-old woman said she and her boyfriend were walking when a hand reached out from some bushes and grabbed her arm. The two fled but saw a person in dark clothing running the other way, according to police. It happened near South Rock and West Cherry streets. A police dog was brought out to sniff around but didn’t find a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUNKEN MAN BEATEN IN CENTRALIA

• A 26-year-old Centralia man went to the police department yesterday to report that a week ago Saturday he was walking home drunk when someone assaulted him breaking bones in his face. “All he remembers is getting hit in the head and then waking up,” police Sgt. Carl Buster said. The victim at some point went to a hospital and learned how serious his injury was, according to police. Buster said he doesn’t know why the man waited to call police.

THEFT

• Police were called about 12:50 p.m. yesterday to a residence on the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about stolen rings. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Generators were stolen from a business on the 300 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

• A computer was reported stolen from a motel room on Westlake Avenue in Morton the Tuesday before last. The case is under investigation, according to the Morton Police Department.

• A woman who called police yesterday afternoon after seeing someone take down some political campaign signs from the hillside near North National Avenue and Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis was told they were not being stolen, apparently just removed because the property owner hadn’t been asked in advance for permission, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT OF WOOD

• Morton police are investigating after a report subjects stole lumber from the Northwest Home Center, carrying it to U.S. Highway 12 where they loaded it into a vehicle, according to the Morton Police Department. It happened the Tuesday before last in the morning, according to police.

• A 26-year-old man was arrested after Morton police received a report of campers cutting down trees for firewood in Gus Backstrom Park on Sept. 1, according to police. David R. Boulet, of Graham, was picked up for theft, obstruction, malicious mischief and a warrant and turned over to the Pierce County law enforcement, according to the Morton Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon of a car prowl on the 1100 block of F Street. A CD player and wallet were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to take a report that sometime during the past month, somebody removed the registration and insurance information from the glove box of a vehicle parked on Southwest Fourth Street near Market Boulevard.

HARASSMENT

• A 52-year-old Morton man was in trouble with police after allegedly calling and texting a female more than 100 times in just a few hour period. William S. Rakes was arrested for telephone harassment on Thursday, according to the Morton Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 22-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine this morning after contact with an officer about 7:10 a.m. at the 800 block of Harrison Avenue. Katrina D. Miller was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department,

• A 17-year-old boy faces a possible misdemeanor charge for allegedly smoking marijuana on school property in Morton on Wednesday morning. Police found a pipe and a small amount of residue and referred the case to Lewis County prosecutors, according to the Morton Police Department.

WRECK

• The city of Winlock’s “welcome” sign and planter box were damaged yesterday when a semi truck driver attempted a U-turn at the 2700 block of Highway 603 and his trailer tires dropped into a ditch, causing damage to his truck as well, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loaded semi had to be towed following the approximately 11:30 a.m. incident, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver, who said he missed his turn, was cited for making an improper U-turn, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• An 11-year-old girl complained of shoulder pain and her older brother, the driver, of stomach pain after a two-car collision this morning at the 1100 block of Reynolds Avenue in Centralia. Both were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital following the wreck which occurred just before 8 o’clock this morning, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

FIRES

• Firefighters were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday to the Capitol Forest west of Little Rock when wires which fell after a small pickup truck ran into a power pole sparked a wildfire. On one side of the downed lines, an off-duty firefighter from Grays Harbor County treated the driver for minor injuries and on the other side, personnel from West Thurston Regional Fire Authority battled a blaze that spread onto a slope in the heavily-wooded area, according to Fire Lt. Lanette Dyer. It happened at the end of Bordeaux Road near what’s known as the “E Line”. The fire was contained to an area approximately 100 feet by 200 feet by 9:30 p.m., according to Dyer. The location is about three miles south of an incident early on on Saturday morning in which 37-year-old man from Puyallup fell from atop the cab of a Chevrolet Silverado and was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the fire department.

• Firefighters called about 7:15 p.m. yesterday about a small grass fire in the front yard of a home on Taylor Street in Centralia found a resident had put it out with a garden hose. It appeared someone tossed a cigarette and missed the intended container, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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Monday, September 10th, 2012

Updated at 6:31 p.m.

OOPS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says a 20-year-old Vader resident was arrested after he got inside someone else’s semi-truck near Centralia and tried to drive away. A deputy called about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday was told John J. Crear IV was “highly intoxicated” and thought he was in Rochester and trying to drive home, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Employees at the business on the 3000 block of Foron Road escorted Crear off the property, Brown said, but he was later located in the area and booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempted vehicle theft. Prosecutors are sending the case to Lewis County District Court where misdemeanors are handled.

ROAD RAGE IN CENTRALIA

• A 72-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for allegedly waving around a gun at outside a convenience store on the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia about 5 o’clock this morning. Police said Alvin Fitzgerald told them he was angry at a Centralia driver he thought was intentionally tailgating him and shining his bright headlights causing a glare in Fitzgerald’s rearview mirror. When the Centralia man pulled into a parking lot, Fitzgerald followed him and they got out and “exchanged words,” Officer John Panco said. Both motorist went to their vehicles and Fitzgerald returned with a handgun, Panco said. Police confiscated the gun and arrested him for unlawful display of a weapon, according to police. He was then released.

IMPERSONATION UNDER INVESTIGATION

• Deputies are investigating a suspected identity theft after a 42-year-old Onalaska woman said she learned someone was using her social security number to work. When the victim applied for unemployment benefits, she was asked if she had ever worked in an orchard in Eastern Washington, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The first unemployment check she received was short because it was garnished for child support owed by the person who used her social security number, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The sheriff’s office is working with the state Department of Social and Health Services to investigate the situation which was reported last Thursday, according to Brown.

RACE OVER

• Two Centralia residents were arrested after a police officer heard the “roar” of an engine and observed a pair of vehicles racing on Harrison Avenue and West Reynolds Avenue about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Both Dustyn J. Lawrence, 18, and Justin L. Stutman, 25,were cited and then released, according to police.

COPPER WIRE THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a deputy took a report from the 2200 block of Highway 603 near Winlock about more than 750 feet of copper wire stolen. It happened sometime between Thursday and Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is listed as more than $3,000.

DRUGS

• Bail was set at $25,000 today for a man arrested early Saturday morning in Winlock for possession of methamphetamine and a violation of a protection order regarding his wife. Michael W. Reddick allegedly was found with four baggies of suspected meth, defense attorney Bob Schroeter said in court this afternoon. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office asked for $10,000 bail because of the no-contact order offense, and Schroeter requested $5,000 but Lewis County Superior Court Commissioner Tracy Mitchell who normally handles family court said her court takes those violations very seriously and made it $25,000.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police took a report about 5 p.m. yesterday from the 900 block of Marion Street where someone broke out a vehicle’s window and stole an iPod.

FAKE BILL PASSED IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 2:50 p.m. on Saturday about a counterfeit $20 received at a business on the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called yesterday afternoon by a woman who said someone punctured a sidewall of the tire of her vehicle while it was parked at Wal-Mart. There are no suspects, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 31-year-old Chehalis resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with a broken leg after a collision on state Route 6 when he drove into the side of a truck that ran a stop sign at Highway 603 west of Chehalis just before 11 p.m. on on Saturday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. James M. Rada’s 1997 Honda was totaled, the state patrol reported. The driver of the Ford Explorer, Hewitt M. Duncan, 77, and his 74-year-old female passenger were unhurt, according to the patrol. Duncan was cited for failing to yield, the investigating trooper reported.

• Two people had possible injuries after a three-vehicle wreck when a Morton motorist reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign north of Mossyrock on Saturday evening. Angela L. Page, 41, of Morton, was given a citation after troopers were called about 6:40 p.m. to the intersection of state Route 122 and Larson Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. A Honda Accord carrying a Bremerton man was totaled but he was not injured, according to the state patrol. His passenger however, a 48-year-old Gig Harbor woman had a possible shoulder injury, the state patrol reported. A 2010 Ford F-150 driven by 27-year-old Matthew A. Cournyer of Mossyrock sustained an estimated $4,000 damage, according to the investigating trooper. Page was taken to Morton General Hospital with possible neck and back injuries, the trooper noted.

FOREST FIRE EXTINGUISHED IN PACKWOOD

• Firefighters on Friday afternoon were called to an area behind the High Valley park in Packwood when fire broke out on former clear cut property now populated by 30- to 40-foot tall trees. Crews from Randle joined Lewis County Fire District 10 about 2 p.m. and were on the scene three and a half to four hours and then personnel from the state Department of Natural Resources stayed on until later in the night, District 10 Chief Lonnie Goble said. “Neighbors called it in real quick, as soon as it started,” Goble said. The burned area comprised an estimated 300 feet by as much as 100 feet, according to the chief. The closest home was about 150 feet away, he said.

BUSTED CORONA BOTTLE ATTACK SUSPECT BACK IN LEWIS COUNTY

• A former Centralia man who allegedly slashed at a man with a broken beer bottle at a South Pearl Street apartment eight years ago was ordered held today on $75,000 bail. Refugio Jose Vazquez-Tellez, 38, was jailed on Friday on a warrant for first-degree assault in connection with the June 26, 2004 incident. Vazquez-Tellez, known to police by his street name Marlboro, fled after he and another man allegedly initiated a fight over getting “ratted out” over a stolen bicycle, according to charging documents. The boyfriend of the mother of the individual they went to see sustained numerous deep cuts to his face, chest and abdomen when he tried to break up the brawl, charging documents state. The following day, Vazquez-Tellez called in sick to his job at Hub City Recycling with a cut hand, police told prosecutors. He never showed up for court after he was charged, Lewis County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher said this afternoon. Vazquez-Tellez lives and works in Yakima picking apples and his income is such is he qualified for a court-appointed defense attorney Bob Schroeter said. Immigration authorities have placed a hold on him, according to Schroeter. His arraignment was scheduled for Thursday.

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Friday, September 7th, 2012

GUNPOINT ARREST AT SAFEWAY

• A 37-year-old Chehalis man with a warrant was arrested at gunpoint yesterday afternoon in the parking lot at Safeway on South Market Boulevard. Jacob Woods was wanted by the state Department of Corrections and was spotted about 5:15 p.m. by an off-duty officer who knew he was wanted, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Because he has an assaultive and violent history, he was ordered to the ground and taken into custody, Chehalis detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said. Woods was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

PUNCHING COURTHOUSE WALL DRAWS POLICE

• Police and deputies were called to the third floor of the Lewis County Courthouse just before 5 p.m. yesterday after an upset 19-year-old Centralia man punched a hole in a wall. He was angry because he wasn’t allowed to give his mother a hug after she was sentenced to incarceration, Chehalis detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said. He was not arrested. The case will be forwarded to the city attorney for evaluation of a possible charge of third-degree malicious mischief, according to Hickey.

IDENTITY THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports a 76-year-old Centralia-area man called to report someone used his credit card number in Chehalis, California and Texas to make several purchases last month totaling more than $2,000. The victim still has possession of the card so someone must have “skimmed” the number off it at some point, according to the sheriff’s office. There is no suspect information, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

WRECK

• One man was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia yesterday after a two-vehicle collision at Old Highway 9 and James Road in Grand Mound. Aid called early yesterday afternoon to the scene of the wreck between a passenger car and pickup truck said another man was uninjured and a third was treated at the scene. The car sustained substantial damage, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Further details were not readily available.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012

RANDLE MAN SAVED FROM VEHICLE FIRE

• A disoriented Randle man was pulled from his burning Jeep yesterday on state Route 7 near Mineral. The Washington State Patrol called just before 4 p.m. to the scene said Gordon C. Reed, 51, had pulled over as the vehicle was smoking and it became fully engulfed in flames. Between witnesses, passersby and the fire department, a life was probably saved, Sgt. Shane Nelson said. Reed for whatever reason didn’t get out of the vehicle, he said. He was taken to Morton General Hospital for possible injuries from the fire and evaluated for possibly driving under the influence of drugs or medication, according to Nelson.

OVERNIGHT AT CHURCH GETS TWO ARRESTED

• A deputy and police were called to a church on the 2000 block of Jackson Highway near Chehalis yesterday morning when a pastor unlocked a door to a residence behind the building and found two young men had been sleeping there. The pair allegedly also forced their way into another of Dayspring Baptist Church’s buildings there and took chips, crackers and juice, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher D. Kruger, 19, of Chehalis and Christopher C. Garner, 20, a homeless person, were arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 46-year-old woman for possession of methamphetamine about 4:30 a.m. today at the 900 block of Harrison Avenue. Vonda K. Rogers, of Port Orchard, was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 25-year-old Silver Creek man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday when Chehalis police came across him walking near Southwest Fifth Street and McFadden Avenue. Ryan M. Weigant was wanted on a warrants and when the officer searched him, two small zip lock baggies were found in his pockets, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, detective Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

• Centralia police were called about 7 p.m. yesterday to the 700 block of Marsh Avenue about stolen pain medication. They have a suspect and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BRUSH AND BARK FIRE

• A quarter-acre of landscaping beauty bark caught fire yesterday on a steep hillside at the 100 block of Arbor Crest Drive south of Chehalis. Firefighters called just after 6 p.m. extinguished it, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

WRECK

• A 31-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 12 at Jackson Highway yesterday evening that sent one car some 30 feet off the road and into a cement ditch next to a residence, according to authorities. Both vehicles were damaged. Two local fire chiefs happened to be passing by and assisted Lewis County Fire District 5 with the call just after 6 p.m. Allison E. Campbell, 31, was booked in to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Washington State Patrol. All involved were evaluated and declined to go to the hospital, Fire Lt. Laura Hanson said. The other car was occupied by a 33-year-old man and his dog. Because Campbell had a 4-year-old boy in her car, she faces possible other charges, state patrol Sgt. Shane Nelson said. The cause of the wreck is under investigation.

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One of the two cars involved in a wreck at Mary's Corner landed some 30 feet away.

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Firefighters put out a fire at the double-wide mobile home south of Chehalis on Saturday morning and had to return for fires there twice early Tuesday and then three times last night for grass fires nearby.

Updated at 5:40 p.m.

SOMEONE SETTING FIRES ON SALSBURY AVE.

• Firefighters were called out three times during the night to mysterious fires that continue to plague a vacant mobile home that burned early Saturday morning at the 2200 block of Salsbury Avenue in Chehalis. Lewis County Fire District 6 Assistant Chief Pat Smith said they were grass fires adjacent to the trailer, the largest of which was about 30-feet by 30-feet. “Somebody set it, it didn’t just happen,” Smith said. Chehalis police called out there this morning found no evidence but did locate a sock with unspecified items in it, according to Officer Linda Bailey. The fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

ACCIDENTAL GUNSHOT INJURES TARGET SHOOTER

• A 60-year-old was in his truck reloading his .22 when it discharged striking him in the thigh last night at a gun range on Cannon Road in Packwood, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to Morton General Hospital about 9:30 p.m. reported the Bonney Lake resident drove himself to a relative’s house and was taken to the hospital. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said it didn’t appear the gunshot injury was life-threatening, but the man was to be taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

ONALASKA HOUSE, FENCE, CHICKEN COOP STRUCK BY VEHICLE

• A 30-year-old man was arrested overnight after a deputy responded to a complaint at the 1600 block of Middle Fork Road in Onalaska that he was trying to crash his Jeep through a neighbor’s house. A deputy who arrived just before 1 a.m. was told Luke U. Hall had been outside yelling at the neighbors for hours, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy found damage through a fence, into the yard, the side of the house and a chicken coop which was destroyed when the driver attempted to back up and got stuck, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Hall was arrested and booked for harassment and malicious mischief, according to Brown. Why he was upset was not noted, she said. A dollar damage estimate is pending, she said.

POLICE: THIEF CAUGHT ON CAMERA

• Officers who took a report of a lost wallet at Safeway in Centralia yesterday afternoon viewed security video that showed the victim left it at a self-service checkout stand and another customer picked it up and paid for some of his own items with the victim’s money. The investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 39-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and municipal court warrants following a short foot pursuit into an alley last night near the 1000 block of Alder Street in Centralia. When an officer made a traffic stop about 10:45 p.m., a passenger got out and came back to the patrol car with something in his hand and his arm raised, according to police. The officer yelled at him to stop and drop it, so he dropped something behind the patrol car but took off running, Sgt. Carl Buster said. When Travis L. Combs was taken into custody, an officer found a baggie of crystalline substance in his pocket, Buster said. Behind the patrol car, he left a package of chocolate chip cookies, according to police. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

GENUINE MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

• A 55-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday  after a complaint someone had pulled up flowers his girlfriend had planted and thrown them onto and into her vehicle. An officer called about 7:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue in Chehalis observed shrubbery and other vegetation, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Benjamin J. Bartlett was arrested for for malicious mischief, Officer Linda Bailey said. The police report did not note any damage to the vehicle.

NOT A BOMB

• Chehalis police were called about 2:45 p.m. yesterday to Wells Fargo Bank on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard because a backpack was found sitting in the bank. An officer took it away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Inside was only a handwritten note with no names on it, according to police.

WRECKS

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they impounded a truck found Sunday morning that had skidded into a ditch along the 500 block of Cannon Road in Packwood.

• A 30-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence after she ran her Toyota into a ditch off Bunker Creek Road west of Centralia last night. A deputy called about 10:15 p.m. to the area near milepost 9 reported she said “she was going way too fast,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Her vehicle sustained major damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said she didn’t think the woman was injured. Nicole R. Piper was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

CENTRALIA WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO CRASH INJURIES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the 33-year-old Centralia woman whose car crashed into a culvert on Jackson Highway last week died the following day. Tambra Keen was northbound when her car suddenly swerved to the left for unknown reasons at about 7:45 a.m. last Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office. Firefighters had to cut the roof from the Honda to get her out. Keen was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where died on Friday, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her 26-year-old passenger was hospitalized with a possible broken leg.

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Updated at 3:31 p.m.

TEEN GRABBED IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT

• A 26-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for second-degree kidnapping after a 16-year-old girl told police he came out from behind a car and grabbed her in the Wal-Mart parking lot late Saturday night. She somehow got away from him and contacted a police officer who happened to be driving through the area, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “It’s an ongoing investigation, but the victim felt the suspect was trying to take her,” Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. “We’re still looking into that.” It happened just before 11:30 p.m., according to police. “It obviously scared her a lot,” Kaut said, but noted the case could end up as an assault instead of kidnapping. Garrett L. Larson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

WOMAN’S PURSE SNATCHED IN GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT

• A 42-year-old Doty resident called police on Sunday to inform them she was mugged in Shop N Kart’s parking lot about 3:30 p.m. the day before. She told police she was parked away out in the lot and walking toward the store when two teenage boys approached her, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “One boy grabbed her purse, which was around her neck,” Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. The boys – described as light skinned and in their late teens – ran off around the building on the 2100 block of North National Avenue, according to Kaut. Among the missing items in her purse were cash, a debit card and her identification, Kaut said.

UNRULY RODEO-GOER ACCUSED OF HITTING DEPUTY WITH BEER CAN

• A 21-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he allegedly threw a beer can at a sheriff’s deputy and then punched an individual who pointed him out during a rodeo and concert at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds on Sunday evening. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning said the suspect had to be subdued by several deputies including being Tased. Jovanny Montenegro-Perez, 21, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault regarding the minor injury to the deputy’s elbow, according to the sheriff’s office. The witness wouldn’t cooperate with pressing any charges involving the punch to the head, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct will also be requested, according to Brown.

HEAD INJURY AT DOWNTOWN BAR

• Police and aid were called to an apparent assault at a drinking establishment over the weekend in which a 22-year-old Centralia man was bleeding from his head, unconscious and laying on the floor of a bar on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. It happened just before 1:45 a.m. on Sunday at Paradise, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim told an officer he slipped and fell, but an officer had already been informed he was assaulted, according to police. He was checked at the scene by firefighters and did not go the hospital. No arrest was made. “At this point, since the victim is not cooperating, we’re not going to be able to do much,” Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said.

BROKEN FINGERS FOR GREEN HILL EMPLOYEE

• A 17-year-old detainee at Green Hill School faces a possible charge of custodial assault after a staff member ended up with broken bones when the teen grabbed the staff members fingers and bent them back, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The teenager had been told to go back to his room, Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. It was reported to police on Friday afternoon after the injury was confirmed but occurred previous to that, according to Kaut.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SLAPPING NEIGHBOR

• A 73-year-old man who allegedly slapped a resident of a neighboring apartment at the 300 block of West Pine Street was arrested yesterday morning for misdemeanor assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. Robert K. Stone was cited and then released, according to police.

VANDALISM WITH BB GUN

• Chehalis police were called Monday afternoon and again early this morning to the 400 block of North Market Boulevard where someone had been shooting a BB or pellet gun at businesses and vehicles. At least some of the shots may have come from a window of an apartment in the St. Helens Apartment building, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FIREARMS THEFT

• Centralia police yesterday evening took a report from a residence on the 700 block of K Street of the theft of three handguns. It apparently occurred sometime during the past month and since there was no forced entry into the home, the culprit may be someone the victim knows, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy was called on Saturday evening about a 9 mm pistol in a box stolen from a vendor table behind the Packwood Community Center.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday morning to the 2200 block of Jackson Highway where a resident found a window next to a front door open and the door unlocked. Nothing appeared to be missing, possibly because a dog scared off the intruder, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PIECES OF FORKLIFT STOLEN

• Parts from a forklift valued at $1,800 were reported stolen from the 400 block of Northwest Prindle Street in Chehalis on Sunday.

HATCHERY SHOP BROKEN INTO

• Someone stole a red Honda ATV plus a chainsaw sometime between 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday when they broke into the Fish and Wildlife Hatchery building on the 200 block of Fish Hatchery Road in Mossyrock. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is wondering if a dark-colored Astro van seen in the area that evening might be involved. The van was occupied by two females, two Pit Bull dogs and a young boy, according to the sheriff’s office.

FISHING GEAR PILFERED

• A deputy took a report on Saturday from the 800 block of Davis Lake Road near Morton of the theft of five fishing poles, a large tackle box and two non-operating motors from a boat. The break-in to the outbuilding apparently occurred sometime since August 4, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BATTERIES REMOVED FROM BULLDOZER

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning reported someone stole batteries from a bulldozer left parked on a logging site at the end of Blue Road in Centralia sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning.

BICYCLIST VERSUS TRUCK IN PACKWOOD

• A 14-year-old bicyclist ended up with a broken ankle when he attempted to cross U.S. Highway 12 at an intersection in Packwood last night and ran into the side of a passing pickup truck, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 8 p.m. noted $750 damage to the 2007 Dodge Ram. The investigating trooper reported Jacob A. Kiehn, of Packwood, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital by his parent. No citation was issued, the trooper blamed the collision on inattention.

PAIR HURT IN MOPED WRECK

• A man and a woman were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a moped wrecked into a ditch about 5:30 p.m. yesterday at the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. They were subsequently flown out to different hospitals, according to Capt. Casey McCarthy of Riverside Fire Authority.

CAR VERSUS POLE NEAR TOLEDO

• A 2007 Toyota Camry was totaled but its driver escaped serious injury about 6:30 a.m. on Friday at the the 800 block of Jackson Highway South near Toledo when the car ran into a telephone pole. The driver, a 37-year-old Castle Rock woman, said she heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle, lost control and crossed the centerline hitting the pole, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

HEAD-ON WRECK IN CHEHALIS

• A mother and two young children were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital as a precautionary measure after a low-speed head-on crash on South Market Boulevard at 13th Street in Chehalis on Sunday.

DRUGS

• A 31-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 2:30 p.m. yesterday at Harrison and Belmont avenues in Centralia for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jonathan L. Dunn was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BITE AND RUN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a large black and white dog that ran out of the woods in Curtis and bit a 15-year-old boy on the shoulder. It happened Sunday at about 3 p.m. along Lost Valley Road - about a mile west of Boistfort Road – in an area where there are no homes, according to the sheriff’s office. After it happened, a male voice called the dog which returned to the woods, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The teenager was treated for a puncture wound, Brown said.

DOG BITES CHILD’S THROAT

• An 11-year-old Salkum girl ended up getting nine stitches after a family pet got startled and bit her in the chin and throat on Saturday night when she was sitting on a porch on the 100 block of Jordan Road in Salkum, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CHEHALIS, CENTRALIA RESIDENTIAL FIRES SUSPICIOUS

• Twice overnight fires broke out at the vacant mobile home in Chehalis that burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the double-wide mobile home at the 2200 block of Salsbury Avenue at 2:36 a.m. today and then again at 4:42 a.m., according to Lewis County Fire District 6 Chief Tim Kinder. “They found fire in the unburned side of the building and put it out,” Kinder said. The fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Kinder said. Crews stayed at the site through the morning on a fire watch. Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said both it and yesterday morning’s house fire on the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street outside Centralia are being treated as suspicious, although he’s not thinking they are related.

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TRIO OF TEEN BOYS BLAMED FOR CENTRALIA VEHICLE VANDALISM RAMPAGE

• Police were called about 7 a.m. today to the 1700 block of Sunset Way in Centralia where four tires were slashed on a vehicle. Officer John Panco says the incident isn’t related to the spree of vandalism in the south end of town from early Thursday as three teenagers were arrested Friday evening for that. Officers spent all day Thursday taking reports of cars with smashed windows and flattened tires. Following up on a tip, police were able to identify three boys who reportedly confessed to the damage to more than 30 vehicles, according to Panco. He didn’t hear what their motive was, Panco said. The suspects tossed large rocks and even something like a cinder block into cars, according to Panco. A damage estimate is not yet available. “It all was sent to detectives, I think they’re going to have to do a little bit of calculating,” he said. The teens, ages 14, 14 and 15 were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for first-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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TAVERN TROUBLES

• Centralia police responded to the 300 block of North Tower Avenue twice overnight, first arresting a 20-year-old Chehalis resident for frequenting a tavern, obstructing and resisting arrest. Edu A. Leal was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Just after closing time, a 45-year-old Chehalis man – Rafael M. Pantoja – was arrested for resisting and obstructing, according to police.

HARASSMENT ARREST

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for felony harassment domestic violence about 7:50 p. m. on Friday after officers responded to the 500 block of West Center Street in Centralia. Martin T. Johnson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday about a car prowl on the 1100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia. Taken were an amplifier and a stereo face plate, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. on Friday to West Reynolds Avenue where someone used a large rock to smash out the window to a vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GROOM’S MOTHER LEAVES FIRE STATION WEDDING IN TURNOUT GEAR

• The wedding of two volunteer firefighters being held at the Salkum fire station was interrupted yesterday when a wildfire broke out in the midst of 250-acres of timber at a private camping area off Spencer Road. The cake had been cut when the tone went out and the bride and groom stayed behind, but among the five firefighters who responded was the mother of the groom, Lewis County Fire District 8 Chief Duran McDaniel said. About 20 individuals from District 8, Lewis County Fire District 2 and the state Department of Natural Resources extinguished the blaze and contained it to one acre, McDaniel said. It happened in the Timber Trails Association property, along a trail used for riding all terrain vehicles, he said. The cause is under investigation.

VACANT MOBILE HOME BURNS

• A double-wide mobile home was destroyed when fire broke out yesterday morning at the 2200 block of Salsbury Avenue south of Chehalis. Lewis County Fire Districts 6, 5 and the Chehalis Fire Department responding to the approximately 5 a.m. call found flames coming out the roof of the unoccupied home, according to responders. District 6 Fire Chief Tim Kinder stated in a news release it appeared to have begun on the exterior of the roof and spread from there. Firefighters had to pull down most of the ceiling to get at the flames in the insulation, spending more than three hours at the scene, Firefighter-EMT Greg Folewell said. The cause is under investigation.

WEYERHAEUSER LAND BURNING NEAR BOISTFORT

• The wild land fire on Baw Faw Peak in the Boistfort area that began on Friday is still burning and consumed as much as 15 to 20 acres on a very steep, rocky hillside by yesterday, according to Lewis County Fire District 13 Chief Gregg Peterson. The chief went out there yesterday afternoon where firefighters from the state Department of Natural Resources and from Weyerhaeuser were working to put it out. “What they ended up doing was back burning up to the edges,” Gregg Peterson said. The terrain was too dangerous to put people on the hillside, he said. The fire is on land clear cut some time ago, according to Peterson. The cause is unknown, he said.

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CORRECTION: A news item above has been corrected to reflect that Rafael M. Pantoja was released after his arrest and not booked into jail.

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Friday, August 31st, 2012

TAVERN DISPUTE ERUPTS WITH “BEAR SPRAY”

• A 23-year-old Chehalis man was arrested last night after he allegedly used bear spray inside a Chehalis drinking establishment. It’s like pepper spray, but for use on bears and several people were affected by it, Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. It happened at Garbe’s Tavern on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue just before 11:20 p.m. An arriving officer saw a suspect running down the street with people chasing him and arrested him for disorderly conduct, according to police. Kaut said he didn’t know the details of whatever dispute led to the discharge of the chemical. The individuals affected by the spray declined aid, he said. Jeremy D. Barnes was released after getting his citation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

MACHINERY STRIPPED OF WIRING

• A deputy was called about 7 a.m. yesterday to the 800 block of state Route 507 in Centralia where someone had done about $30,000 damage to heavy equipment by cutting wiring. The 70-year-old man who called 911 said he thought his Ford Ranger was stolen as well, but he found it elsewhere on the property with its steering column broken and a screwdriver jammed in the ignition, according to the  Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CAR MISSING

• The owner of a white 1993 Mazda MX3 reported yesterday their car was stolen from the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis. It had been loaned to someone and was left in the parking lot at the Chehalis Eagles when that someone was arrested in a drug incident the other day, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PROWLING OUTSIDE WAL-MART

• Police called to the north end of the Wal-Mart parking lot about 11 p.m. yesterday found two vehicles had been prowled. Someone stole cologne, a GPS device and collectible sports cars from a car and took an electrical cord and the stereo faceplate from a Jeep, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SLASHING SPREE LEAVES NUMEROUS VICTIMS

• By the time the day ended yesterday, the number of victims of the tire slashing spree in the south end of Centralia grew to more than 30. Centralia officers got their first call about 5:15 a.m. to the 600 block of Hamilton Avenue and continued responding to similar complaints all day long, according to Officer John Panco. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, which patrols a portion of the area, were dispatched about 8:30 a.m. for a report of tire slashing and were greeted by eight victims on South Street. Panco said yesterday most likely a pocket knife was used to flatten the tires. Deputies will be reviewing surveillance video to look for clues, but are asking anyone with information to please call Lewis County Crime Stoppers, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

SUDDEN SWERVE, CULVERT, LEAD TO CRITICAL INJURIES

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the Honda that wrecked yesterday morning on the 3000 block of Jackson Highway struck a culvert. The driver was northbound when the car suddenly swerved to the left for unknown reasons, according to the sheriff’s office. Firefighters had to cut the roof off the car to extricate the driver, who was severely injured, responders. said The 33-year-old Centralia woman was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, according to the sheriff’s office. Information about her current condition was unavailable. Her passenger, a 26-year-old Centralia man, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with a leg injury, and has been released, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

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Responders cut the roof from a 1997 Honda Accord to get the injured driver out on Jackson Highway.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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SERIOUS INJURY CRASH JACKSON HIGHWAY

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle collision this morning south of Chehalis. Aid was called about 7:45 a.m. to Jackson Highway at Panorama Drive for a vehicle accident with entrapment, according to Lewis County Fire District 5. The woman who was driving was taken to to Providence Centralia Hospital for transport to a trauma facility in Oregon, Fire Lt. Laura Hanson said in a news release. The male passenger, age unknown, was taken to Providence for with a possible broken leg, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Honda Accord was northbound when it drifted into the oncoming lane and ran into the ditch, according to the sheriff’s office. The car was totaled

TRAIN VERSUS CAMARO

• Centralia police were called about 6:45 a.m. today after an individual’s car left their driveway without them and shortly after was found struck by a train at North Washington Avenue. They turned on their car, went inside briefly and went back outside when they heard something, Officer John Panco said. Whoever stole the Camaro may have gotten stuck on the tracks and abandoned it there or fled the scene after it was hit, Panco said.

ROCK CRUSHER IDLED

• Someone stole as much as 200 feet of copper wiring from the main unit at a rock crushing business in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Employees arriving about 7:30 a.m. yesterday to Dulin Construction on the 3000 block of Foron Road told a deputy they found the door open on the control shack and the lock cut, the sheriff’ office reported. The loss is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. She is asking anyone with information on the theft to consider calling Lewis County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-748-6422.

SLASHING SPREE

• Centralia police responded to four incidents of slashed tires this morning before 7 a.m. and the calls just kept coming, according to Officer John Panco. Panco had lost track the number, but said they were predominantly in the south end of town and seemed random. “The size of the punctures indicates it was probably a pocket knife,” he said. Some of the victims also found rocks tossed through their vehicle windows, according to Panco.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole the face plate from a stereo inside a vehicle parked on the 200 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 4:45 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 2:15 p.m. yesterday to a car prowl on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. A cell phone was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone stole a woman’s sweatshirt and her WIC checks from her vehicle while it was at the Wal-Mart parking lot between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a report made to the Chehalis Police Department yesterday.

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BUSTED

• A man who reportedly slapped his mother last night was arrested after he was found hiding under a comforter upstairs under some rafters. Deputies called about 12:30 a.m. today to the 600 block of Grove Street in Centralia reported the subject resisted attempts to arrest him all the way down the stairs and also spit in a deputy’s face. Emmanuel Martinez, 20, was arrested and booked for third-degree assault and his case will be referred for other potential charges such as fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BUSTED

• An officer responding to a complaint about a possible drug deal in the parking lot at the Eagles in Chehalis yesterday came upon a 20-year-old man who appeared to be shooting up heroin, according to police. He had a needle in his arm, Sgt. Gwen Carrell said. Jence S. Sawyer was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of heroin, Carrell said. A 19-year-old Chehalis man, Nicholas A. Huston, was also arrested in connection with possession of a medication, according to police.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Rochester woman was arrested  after a traffic stop about 12:15 this morning on North Street and Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. A police dog sniffed around and “hit on some things” in the vehicle, including suspected heroin, according to police. Kira M. Fry was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning someone carried off 50-pound aluminum blocks from a business on the 100 block of Sears Road over the weekend. They also cut wires from a portable cement mixer, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is about $167.

• Chehalis police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday after a truck towed away from an apartment complex parking lot on Southwest 20th Avenue was found to have been stolen out of Olympia.

• Police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday to a car prowl on the 1000 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia. Nothing was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Somebody smashed the windows and gauges of an excavator parked in a rock pit on state Route 508 near Morton, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday morning. Its hand controls were torn out as well, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WRECK

• A passenger in a Ford Taurus was taken to the hospital after a two-car collision at North Fork and Lucas Creek roads outside Chehalis yesterday evening. Responders called shortly after 7 p.m. learned a 22-year-old Centralia man was at a stop sign and failed to see an approaching car because vegetation obscured his view, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Both vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage, but only the one female was hurt; she complained of soreness to her left side, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. No citations were issued, according to Brown.

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Correction: The news item about the arrest of Emmanuel Martinez has been updated to correctly reflect the events occurred at a home on Grove Street in Centralia, not Roe Road in Winlock.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

GOLD JEWELRY PILFERED

• A Silver Creek woman who was asked by the man she hired to mow her lawn yesterday if she had any gold jewelry he could buy called the sheriff’ office early this morning after discovering several pieces she had shown him – including an angel pendant and a platinum and diamond ring – were missing from her home. A deputy summoned to the 300 block of Huntting Road learned the loss was estimated at almost $6,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The man said his name was Jeremy, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

FREEZER THEFT

• Police were called just before 10 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia when a resident spotted someone on their back porch stealing meat from a deep freezer. The individual dropped the meat and ran away, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers were not able to locate a suspect.

PHONEY REFILL SUSPECTED

• Chehalis police were called to Rite Aid pharmacy on South Market Boulevard yesterday after a check with a provider on a called-in prescription revealed it was not legitimate, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is under investigation, police said.

FUNNY MONEY GIVEN TO BANK

• Wells Fargo Bank in Chehalis contacted police after finding two counterfeit $100 bills among their deposits from local businesses. The money, which displayed the same serial numbers, are being turned over to the U.S. Treasury, Chehalis Police Department Sgt. Gwen Carrell said this morning.

ASSAULT

• A 35-year-old Tacoma man was arrested early on Sunday morning after police responded to Motel 6 in Centralia and found his 47-year-old girlfriend with a bloody lip. The couple was in town for a dart tournament and were fighting, according to police. Officers were told he had grabbed her by the hair, dragged her back into the room and put her in bed. The suspect was booked for unlawful imprisonment but has been released from jail and faces a possible misdemeanor assault charge instead, according to the Officer Carl Buster.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Elma man was arrested early Saturday after an officer approaching two men yelling near Garbe’s Tavern on Northwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis saw one of the men run behind a car and throw something that turned out to a baggie of powder that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Jerry E. Lithicum was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

STOLEN CAR SLIPS BY OFFICERS

• Centralia police were contacted yesterday by the Bellingham Police Department about a vehicle reported stolen there because a Centralia officer on Saturday had run the vehicle’s license plates at the Motel 6 when investigating a dispute. The victim didn’t report it missing until he returned home from a trip. The car and driver have not been found since, according to Centralia police.

FLASHLIGHT TASER MISSING

• Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Northeast Cascade Avenue in Chehalis in the night and stole a Taser, according to a report made to police on Saturday. It wasn’t a police Taser gun but a product that looks like a flashlight and called a Shock Light, according to Sgt. Gwen Carrell.

RAIL RIDE ENDS IN CENTRALIA

• A pair of 21-year-olds from Oregon were arrested for trespassing last night in Centralia after they were found riding on a BNSF rail car in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jay G. Williams and Desiree M. Rutherford were not booked into the jail, according to police.

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Monday, August 27th, 2012

BRUSH FIRE CENTRALIA

• Firefighters called about 6:15 p.m. yesterday to smoke in the area of Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia found tall grass burning. The fire about a mile out of town was contained to an area of about 100 feet by 100 feet, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

ROBBED IN CENTRALIA

• A woman in her early 20s called police to the 400 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia yesterday after two males robbed her of her wallet and X-box. The victim said they came to her purchase the X-box, but instead, one ran out the door with the game system and her wallet while the other one held her from behind, according to the Centralia Police Department. One of the males was known the victim only as “Danny”, according to police.

ASSAULT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning deputies are looking for a 29-year-old Centralia man who fled in a car after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s son on Friday night in Centralia. Deputies were called about 8:30 p.m. to the area of the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue to a report a teenage boy was running from a man, according to the sheriff’s office. The man fled in a car and the 17-year-old said his mother’s boyfriend had choked him, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

BEAR HUNTER RESCUED

• More than a dozen responders hiked into a wooded area in East Lewis County on Saturday afternoon to bring out an injured bear hunter, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 63-year-old man from Roy had hurt his ankle and members of Packwood Search and Rescue, Mount Rainier rangers and Pierce County Fire District 23 from the Ashford area carried him a quarter mile out in the area of Forest Service Road 5230, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A traffic stop about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday on Coal Creek Road near Centralia-Alpha Road led to the arrest of a 53-year-old Chehalis man with more than 200 gram of marijuana, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and misdemeanor possession (less than 40 grams) of marijuana,a and the passenger, Timothy J. Haston, 53, was arrested and booked for possession with intent to deliver, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• Police were called to an apartment on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia where someone cut a window screen and reached in and stole a pack of cigarettes on Friday morning.

• A Centralia woman called Centralia police Friday after getting notices from collection agencies and realizing someone had opened multiple credit accounts in her name.

• A motorized scooter was stolen from a yard at the 1300 block of Central Boulevard in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:20 p.m. on Friday.

• A 2006 Saturn was found by a passerby in the park and ride lot on Camas Road near Toledo with a window smashed out and its it door and truck open about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver who was subsequently contacted by a deputy said he had left it there locked.

• Morton police are asking for the public’s help after a call last week from an Olympia resident who said someone stole bicycles and the bike rack from off his motor home, possibly when he stopped to in Morton to eat.

• Morton police and the state patrol on Thursday recovered a vehicle stolen from Marysville that was sold online on  Craigslist to a Morton resident. It was returned to its owner, Morton police reported.

DUI

• A 27-year-old motorist from Puyallup was arrested for driving under the influence about 9 p.m. on Saturday after officers got multiple calls about an erratically driving vehicle on Interstate 5 in Centralia. After exiting the freeway at Harrison Avenue, concerned citizens were able to take the keys from the vehicle and keep Leslie C. Miller at the scene until police arrived,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Kalin E. Maxwell, 20, of Centralia, was arrested for driving under the influence after a single-car accident about 1:10 a.m. on Saturday at the 200 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 19-year-old Toledo man was reportedly uninjured but his car sustained major damage when he ran a stop sign at Cousins and Twin Oaks roads and ran through a fence on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WRECK

• A woman reportedly was uninjured when she accidentally drove off the road into a pond on Northwest Louisiana Avenue at Airport Road in Chehalis on Friday evening. It happened about 6 p.m. and passersby assisted her in getting out of the water, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

INJURY AT HORSE EVENT

• Lewis County Fire District 1 called to an equestrian event yesterday off Gish Road in Onalaska arranged for an injured person to be airlifted to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Further details were not readily available.

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Friday, August 24th, 2012

ASSAULT IN CENTRALIA

• Deputies are looking for a 27-year-old Centralia man after taking a report yesterday he grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the throat and punched her. A deputy called about 11:40 a.m. to the home on 100 block of Grant Street did not locate the suspect there, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

THREAT TO KILL

• A 59-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for allegedly threatening to kill his grown daughter. Officers called about 12:30 p.m. to their home on the 500 block of South Rock Street booked Richard B. Goodwillie into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CARPORT BURGLARY

• Someone stole shovels, rakes and a gas can from inside a carport on the 2900 block of Sandra Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday afternoon. A deputy who responded to the call learned a neighbor had seen a blue and black car parked across the way for about 30 minutes earlier in the morning, with its lights off, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown urges the public to go ahead and call 911 if they see something suspicious, such as a vehicle out of place or something that just doesn’t look right. It can help them solve crimes, Brown said. “We do not mind coming out to make sure everything is okay,” she said.

DRUGS

• A 32-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after an officer who knew she had a warrant spotted her at Wal-Mart yesterday evening. The officer found syringes, a pipe and waxed paper with a brown residue on it suspected to be heroin, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Melissa C. Church was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

MARIJUANA: HAND IT OVER

• A Chehalis officer who stopped a driver for expired license tabs last night smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked the driver to hand it over. “He said okay and pulled it out” and gave it to him, Deputy Sgt. Randy Kaut said. The motorist, Corey J. Malinak, 32, of Chehalis, was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and sent on his way, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

LITTLEROCK HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE

• Eight fire departments responded to a house fire north of Littlerock early this morning. The two-story home, built in the 1880s, was vacant and described as a total loss. West Thurston Regional Fire Authority called at 5:50 a.m. to the blaze at 110th Avenue and little Rock Road, said nobody was injured. Neighbors report there may have been transients living at the property,” Fire Lt. Lanette Dyer stated in a news release. There was no electrical service to the home so it is suspicious, according to Dyer.

TELEMARKETING SCHEME TARGETS AREA SENIORS

The (Longview) Daily News reports a consumer warning yesterday about phone solicitors targeting seniors is based upon incidents from Lewis, Clark and Thurston counties in recent days. According to a news release from the state Attorney General’s Office, telemarketers selling reverse mortgages are posing as state agents offering a senior property tax relief program. “All seniors who receive these calls are advised to refrain from giving out personal information over the phone to someone they do not know,” the Attorney General’s Office advises. “Seniors should contact their county assessor offices to find out more about property tax relief programs and the Department of Veterans Affairs (1-800-562-2308) for veteran’s benefits.”

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

BURGLARY ARREST IN CHEHALIS

• A 22-year-old Chehalis man as arrested yesterday evening for burglary in connection with as much as $3,000 worth of tools and other items stolen from the 700 block of South Gold Street. Suspected methamphetamine and a pill were found when Richard E. Engel was searched, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Officer Linda Bailey said.

CENTRALIA HOME BURGLARY

• Police were called just before noon yesterday about a burglary at a home on the 1000 block of Roosevelt Street in Centralia. Missing were electronics and jewelry, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN GOODS SOLD TO PAWN SHOP

• Centralia police arrested a 51-year-old California man yesterday for allegedly pawning unspecified items stolen from the 1200 block of Alder Street. Marcus Middlebrooks was booked into the Lewis County Jail for trafficking in stolen property, according to the Centralia Police Department.

STOLEN VEHICLE ABANDONED

• A vehicle stolen from Centralia was located yesterday evening abandoned at the 1000 block of Brotherson Road in Centralia. The Saturn which apparently had been there about two weeks appeared to have been rifled through but not stripped, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWLS

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday afternoon of a car prowl that may have occurred while the victim was parked at the post office on Northwest Cascade Avenue. Missing from a backpack out of an unlocked vehicle were an iPad and garage door opener, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a vehicle prowl that apparently occurred on July 29 at a Chevron station on the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Packwood. The woman said there were young people in the parking lot when she went inside to pay and subsequently discovered binoculars, a National Geographic bird book and a pack missing from her vehicle.

FAKE PRESCRIPTION

• A 29-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he allegedly attempted to fill a forged prescription of Oxycontin, for a friend, at a pharmacy on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Jeromy Freitas, of Graham, was booked into the Lewis County jail for forgery and identity theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.

REPEAT GRAFFITI

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office took a report yesterday from a 65-year-old man on the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia who found orange spray-painted graffiti on his garage doors, just two weeks after painting over similar graffiti. The lettering makes note of “South side” and “White PPL,” according to the sheriff’s office. On the same street another resident yesterday found an orange swastika an reference to “white power” on their garage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

DEER 1, TRUCK 0

• A 30-year-old driver escaped injury when he totaled his 1990 Ford Ranger after he swerved to miss a deer on the 300 block of Henriott Road near Toledo yesterday. A deputy called about 10:30 a.m. found the truck grazed a telephone pole and went into a ditch, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

SMALL FIRE BREAKS OUT AT CHEHALIS PLANT

• Three fire departments converged on Draper Valley Farms’ plant at West Main Street and State Avenue in Chehalis about 3 p.m. yesterday for a fire call. It was a small  electrical fire in a unit in a loft up above, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. It was still sparking when firefighters arrived but workers there had it mostly put out, Fire Capt. Ted McCarty said. Crews used a dry-chemical fire extinguisher to finish it off, according to McCarty.

COWLITZ  DEPUTY CORONER ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM DEAD MAN

• The (Longview) Daily News reports a deputy coroner in Cowlitz County has been arrested for allegedly using a dead man’s debit card to steal nearly $12,000. News reporter Leslie Slape writes that Jeffrey W. Hart, 44, of Castle Rock, said he was tempted because of severe financial problems and thought he could get away with it since the coroner’s office was having difficulty locating the dead man’s relatives. Hart was fired. Read about it, here

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

JUDGE SENDS MAN TO JAIL FOR APPEARING IN COURT INTOXICATED

• A 60-year-old Centralia man who reportedly came to court drunk yesterday morning after twice being told by a judge to return to court sober was cited by a judge for contempt and taken to jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Steven G. Thurman was booked into the Lewis County Jail after police summoned to Centralia Municipal Court just after 8 a.m. administered a portable breath test, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert.

BAD TOUCHING

• A 52-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly propositioned another man in Borst Park in Centralia and grabbed him between the legs. The 25-year-old victim offered to break the man’s hand and called 911, according to Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. Steven D. Koreis was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was released yesterday afternoon.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A 78-year-old woman’s car was stolen from a church parking lot yesterday at the 2300 block of Sandra Avenue sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A deputy called to the Centralia Bible Evangelical Free Church was told she may have left her keys hanging in the church door when she arrived, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing is a dark gray 1996 Saturn wagon, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a red 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck stolen from the 3900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia on Friday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  It was a work truck parked at an employee’s home and belonging to a reforestation company, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TROUSERS AND SHIRT TAKEN

• A 22-year-old Centralia man who allegedly stole a pair of pants and shirt from relatives and returned them to the store for cash was arrested late yesterday for trafficking in stolen property. Travis Amburgy was arrested also for possession of methamphetamine in connection with a call just before 6 p.m. to the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia,  according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

WRECK

• A 16-year-old driver who said he swerved to miss a deer along a curve and wrecked his 2001 Ford Explorer suffered abrasions on his neck and chest , the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning. The accident on the 500 block of Logan Hill Road about noon time on Monday in Chehalis left the truck with major damage, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

POLICE: MAN FIGHTS TO STAY OUT OF PRISON

• A 20-year-old Centralia man is facing a potential robbery charge after he allegedly used physical force in the course of stealing something late yesterday morning. Police called just before noon to the 500 block of South Tower Avenue were told Galen R. Whitmire shoplifted an $8 box of facial wipes from a grocery store and when two security personnel chased and tackled him, he fought back, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Carl Buster said Whitmore is facing 42 months in prison for an unrelated situation and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Injuries to all involved were limited to scrapes, according to Buster. Whitmore was arrested and booked  yesterday into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree robbery. In late March, Whitmire was arrested for multiple offenses after he reportedly sped away from a police car and then crashed into two vehicles, fled on foot and was  subsequently found by a police dog hiding in some bushes along Long Road in Centralia. He has a history of being captured by both of Centralia’s two police dogs, Buster said.

STRANGER CUTS TEEN WITH NEEDLE

• Chehalis police were called about 9:30 p.m. yesterday after three teenage boys said they were walking through Penny Playground when they were confronted by a person wearing dark clothing who stabbed one of them with a needle or knife in the finger, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BITING, CHOKING GIRLFRIEND

• A 34-year-old man police were looking for after an early Sunday morning domestic assault at the 300 block of North Diamond Street in Centralia was arrested about 10:40 p.m. last night back at his girlfriend’s home, according to the Centralia Police Department. CJ Boynton, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault because he allegedly choked his 37-year-old girlfriend leaving bruises on her neck and bit her fingers, according to Sgt. Carl Buster. The case is being referred by prosecutors to municipal court for a misdemeanor crime instead of a felony.

THEFT

• A pry bar found at the scene of an attempted burglary yesterday evening near Centralia is being processed for fingerprints, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the Galvin School on the 100 block of Joppish Road was told someone tried to pry open a door on a tool shed and stole items from a scrap pile, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Missing is an industrial heat pump and a pressure pump, sometime since Saturday evening, Brown said. The loss is estimated at $605.

• Somebody stole two propane tanks, two pictures, a  metal table and a pair of chairs from a residence on the 100 block of Nancy Lane in Centralia, according to a report made yesterday afternoon. The 31-year-old victim said someone got inside her home sometime since June 1, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There was no sign of forced entry, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Morton police are investigating the theft of items from a storage shed on the 300 block of Division Avenue.

WE CAN’T HELP YOU

• An individual from Southwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis called 911 on Friday afternoon saying he wanted to talk to an officer because although his chickens won at the fair last year, nobody will buy his eggs. He wanted to take someone to court, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Further details were no readily available as no report was written. It was labeled a civil issue, police said.

OVER THE LIMIT

• A 41-year-old man caught by police with 43 fish in Gus Backstrom Park in Morton on Friday evening was cited for first-degree unlawful recreational fishing. Carmelo Ginez Tecpil is from Lakewood, according to the Morton Police Department.