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Friday, December 27th, 2013

CAR STOLEN FROM U.S. TREASURY STOPPED IN CHEHALIS

• Police descended upon the Chehalis Industrial Park area last night after a teenager fled a stolen car pulled over on Interstate 5. Trooper Tara Hicks said it was around 6:20 p.m. when she stopped the northbound vehicle near milepost 73 for failing to keep right except for passing. There were four occupants, but one of them ran away, according to Hicks. A Chehalis police dog and its partner subsequently located the 18-year-old suspect – from Antioch, Calif. – in the area of Jackson Highway and Rush Road, police said. He was taken to the hospital to be treated and was booked into the Lewis County Jail along with two others. A juvenile male was booked at the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center. Hicks said the 2007 Buick Lucerne belonged to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and was listed stolen out of Pittburg, Calif. Prosecutors declined to file charges and the three adults were scheduled to be released from jail this afternoon. Hicks said the investigation is ongoing.

DRUGS

• A 33-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and an outstanding warrant following contact with an officer about 5 o’clock this morning at the 600 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jesse T. Anderson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the 1400 block of Logan Street regarding a car prowl that occurred sometime during the night on Monday. A purse was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone poured antifreeze into the gas tank of a car at the 100 block of Mayfield Court near Mossyrock sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and 6 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The damage is estimated at $4,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone broke out the rear window of a car at the 1800 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, disorderliness, protection order violation, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Updated at 11:43 a.m.

DOG TRACK AT DRYAD PARK LEADS TO ARREST

• Deputies set up containment around Rainbow Falls State Park west of Chehalis on Tuesday evening while a police dog searched for an individual apparently attempting to avoid being picked up on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections. Centralia Police Department K-9 Kayo located Jamie L. McCarty hiding behind a tree, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The 27-year-old Chehalis resident was taken to the hospital to be treated for what the sheriff’s office described as a minor bite on both of his legs before he was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust. It began around 6 p.m. when deputies went looking for McCarty at a residence on the 600 block of Leudinghaus Road in Dryad with a warrant and then observed a vehicle associated with him pass by, which they caught up with at the entrance to the park, Aust said. The passenger exited and ran, but was caught; the driver, Jennifer R. Purcell, 20, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked for rendering criminal assistance, according to the sheriff’s office. McCarty was additionally booked for resisting arrest, Aust said.

BURGLARY IN RANDLE

• Sometime between 6:45 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, someone entered  home on the 900 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle and made off with two homemade jewelry boxes and their contents, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding to the Christmas Eve break-in reports the loss is estimated at $200, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of heroin following contact with an officer about 5:20 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Mellen Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nicole R. Sellards was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Police responding at mid-day on Tuesday to the area of Washington Elementary School on the 800 block of Field Avenue in Centralia arrested a 35-year-old Centralia man. Lance J. Myhre was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and a possible assault charge is pending as he reportedly pushed his girlfriend, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police responded yesterday to a report of several car tires slashed overnight in the area of the 3000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia.

• A 21-year-old Centralia woman was arrested  for allegedly cutting the tire on her boyfriends’ car in connection with the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia on Tuesday afternoon. Ashley M. Bryant was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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

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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

SUSPECTED SLASHER DETAINED

• Officers responding to the Centralia Outlets on the 100 block of West High Street to a report of someone seen slashing car tires yesterday afternoon spoke with a suspect and arrested him for an outstanding warrant. However, the three victims left before police could contact them, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Brett T. Watkins, 36, from Hoodsport, was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Police are asking anyone who found their tires cut around 3 p.m. yesterday in that area to contact the police department.

SLAPPER IN TROUBLE

• A 16-year-old student-inmate at Green Hill School for boys is facing a possible charge of custodial assault for allegedly slapping the bottom of a corrections officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer was called on Friday to the juvenile incarceration facility on the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street to investigate the incident, according to police.

BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called on Sunday to the 700 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue regarding the theft of a mini bike, a motorcycle frame and an air compressor.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 10 a.m. yesterday to a car prowl at the 300 block of West Summa Street where someone rifled through an unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A pink purse was stolen and a car window broken during a vehicle prowl in the parking lot at Wal-Mart reported to Chehalis police about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called to Garbe’s Tavern about 2 o’clock Sunday morning after someone threw a rock through the window,  according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $700, according to police.

WHAT’S THAT NOISE?

• Chehalis police were called about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday to the area of Southwest Fifth Street regarding two explosions heard. An officer was unable to locate the source of the sound, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order; responses for alarms, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, disorderliness, child biting a sibling, rear end collisions, parking lot hit and runs, car lost in the parking lot at Twin City Town Center in Chehalis; complaints of boys tearing down Christmas lights, congestion at the traffic signal at Northwest Chamber of Commerce Way and Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis … and more.

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013

GOAT SHOT WITH ARROW

• A 22-year-old Toledo man is jailed after he allegedly shot a family member’s goat with a bow and arrow and then cut its throat on Saturday. Deputies called about 1:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Middle Crest Drive near Toledo were told Kameron D. Williams came over and said he wanted to “make a sacrifice to his Gods” and subsequently was discovered pulling an arrow from the animal, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Williams was contacted awhile later walking down the road and denied killing the goat, but was arrested for first-degree animal cruelty and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

FRUSTRATED AT THE ER

• A 22-year-old patient was arrested at Providence Centralia Hospital on Friday night after he allegedly threatened he would kill employees once he got out. Officers called about 8:30 p.m. to the 900 block of South Schueber Road booked Jacob M. Goble into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Goble, described by police as transient, had taken himself to the hospital and felt he wasn’t getting the treatment he sought, police said.

TWO CHASED OFF ROOF

• Centralia police were called about 8:15 p.m. on Friday to the 400 block of West Magnolia Street where a resident discovered two males on a roof on the two-story residence and chased them away. Police said they might have been looking in a bedroom window and they may or may not have known the occupant of the bedroom.

METAL THEFT

• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for trafficking stolen property in connection with a report taken on Friday of a theft from a vacant home on the 2500 block of Seminary Hill Road outside Centralia. Taken was about 1,000 feet of service wire and 2,000 pounds of chain link fence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chad C. Bass was booked yesterday into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $1,000.

• A metal sign stolen from the 100 block of West First Street in Centralia turned up at a scrap yard on Saturday, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police have a suspect in mind.

BURGLARY MOSSYROCK

• Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, someone forced their way into a residence on the 400 block of Salmon Creek Road near Mossyrock and made off with more than $4,000 worth of valuables including two 40-inch flat screen televisions made by Panasonic, a Blu-ray player, a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, a Nabi 2 tablet, jewelry and DVDs, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

BURGLARY CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called to the 1500 block of Eshom Road on Friday regarding various fishing tackle and equipment which was stolen in the night.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to a car prowl at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive. A window was broken out, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone broke a window of a vehicle parked at the 200 block of West Reynolds Avenue on Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday afternoon.

WRECKS

• A 27-year-old Olympia man was ejected and then partially pinned by his car when he lost control of it slamming into a power pole on Saturday night outside Centralia. A deputy responding about 9 p.m. to the 1900 block of Salzer Valley Road reports the driver suffered lacerations and possible internal injuries and was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Alcohol is suspected to be involved and potential charges await the results of blood analysis, according to Cmdr. Steve Aust.

• The 24-year-old Chehalis man injured in a single-vehicle wreck near Pe Ell on Friday night is listed in serious condition this morning at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Tyler V. Clark was traveling eastbound on state Route 6 when he attempted to pass another vehicle, lost control and rolled his pickup truck, according to the Washington State Patrol. Responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate him.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, shoplifting, drug arrests for which information is not readily available from law enforcement; responses for alarms, disputes, protection order violation, someone putting trash in someone else’s dumpster, vehicles colliding with parked cars; complaints of noisy neighbor truck, loud neighbor music, barking neighbor dogs … and more.

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Friday, December 20th, 2013

Updated at 1:12 p.m.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested an individual for possession of methamphetamine when he was observed without a seatbelt in a vehicle stopped because one of its occupants was wanted on a warrant. It happened about 7:30 p.m. yesterday at Harrison Avenue and Alexander Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said there were four people inside and because of the “furtive movements” in the backseat and being unrestrained, Matthew M. Morris, 21, was patted down and the substance turned up. When Morris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, a baggie with suspected heroin was discovered as well, according to Reichert.

PROWLING

• Centralia police responded about 2:15 a.m. today to car prowls in the 3000 block of Galvin Road in which windows were broken. A lunchbox, CDs and the rearview mirror were stolen in one case and in another nothing appeared initially to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A backpack was stolen and a window broken out from a vehicle at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 10:15 p.m. yesterday.

• An officer took a report yesterday of medication stolen from an unlocked car overnight at the 400 block of Ash Street in Centralia.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The Onalaska man serving a five-year sentence for fatally shooting a suspected burglar outside an uninhabited house he owns is scheduled to go before a judge this afternoon as prosecutors seek payment of their costs for the appeal he lost. Ronald A. Brady claimed self-defense in the 2010 death of 56-year-old Thomas McKenzie of Morton but the 60-year-old was convicted the following summer of second-degree manslaughter. He appealed on several grounds, including contending the trial court erred when it refused to allow testimony to prove McKenzie and his wife were at his property to steal and didn’t allow the jury to consider a right to resist the commission of a felony. The appeals court said the only crime being committed at the time he opened fire with a .22 rifle was criminal trespass. Brady is set to appear in Lewis County Superior Court at 4 p.m. today.

WRECK

• Police and aid responded about midnight when a Volvo slammed into a parked sport utility vehicle at the 300 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis. The 24-year-old driver from Chehalis was not injured but a trooper took over because of the possible involvement of alcohol, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, violation of protection order, drug arrests for which information is not readily available from law enforcement; responses for alarms, disputes, apparent computer scammer on the phone … and more.

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Updated at 5:25 p.m.

STEALING GAS IN THE NIGHT

• Chehalis police were called to an auto dealer’s business on the 2500 block of North National Avenue yesterday morning regarding the discovery someone during the night had tried to steal gasoline by cutting fuel lines on seven vehicles. The loss is estimated at as much as $1,500, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Earlier, police were called about fuel drained from the tank of a rental car at the 500 block of East Summa Street in Centralia when a line was cut.

UNRULY INDIVIDUALS

• Police arrested a 50-year-old old Centralia man last night after he allegedly dented a door with a bat at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. David D. Nelson was cited for third-degree malicious mischief and then released, according to Centralia Police Department.

• A 32-year-old Centralia woman was jailed after she allegedly began breaking things and refused to leave a residence at the 300 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia yesterday evening. Officers responding about 6:30 p.m. arrested Electra J. Swan for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest before booking her into the Lewis County Jail, according to Centralia Police Department.

PROWLING AROUND

• Chehalis police were called about 7:40 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Northeast Fair Oaks Terrace where someone had  rifled through two vehicles parked inside an unlocked garage during the night. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An individual on the 100 block of Leona Drive in Chehalis woke up yesterday morning to discover the door to their sport utility vehicle ajar and change missing from the console. A neighbor’s vehicle was found partially open as well with a pack of cigarettes stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

•  A 19-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer about 9:50 p.m. yesterday at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Nathan A. Cheney was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning from the 700 block of M Street regarding two slashed tires and other damage done to a vehicle.

COLLISION

• A motorist was reportedly uninjured when they were knocked to the ground by their own vehicle as it rolled away from them yesterday morning at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The vehicle rolled across the street and struck a building, causing minor damage,  according to Centralia Police Department.

LAYOFFS LIKELY AT CENTRALIA’S FIRE DEPARTMENT

• A significantly smaller budget for the coming year means Riverside Fire Authority likely will cut up to five personnel and lose a sixth position through attrition. The fire department that protects the city of Centralia and its surrounding area yesterday adopted a budget of about $3.9 million for 2014 compared with last year’s roughly $4.6 million, according to Chief Jim Walkowski. The abrupt and large drop in revenue comes from a massive decrease in the assessed value of TransAlta’s power plant, according to the chief. Walkowski said the department previously understood the Washington State Department of Revenue would be depreciating the value of the facility – in anticipation of its 2020 closure – more gradually. The organization currently operates with a chief, two assistant chiefs, the equivalent of three office staff and 27 firefighters, several of whom are paramedics as well, along with its volunteers. During the next 45 days, RFA will be addressing the impacts more specifically and keep the community updated, according to a news release this morning.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, other misdemeanor theft, possible large dollar amount theft of gift cards, request to check on a person tweaking outside a convenience store … and more.

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Updated at 4:39 p.m.

FIRE CHASES ONALASKA FAMILY FROM HOME

• Firefighters spent about three hours last night chasing flames up through the walls and into the attic of an older two-story house in Onalaska. Crews called about 10:40 p.m. to the 200 block of Railroad Avenue found a smoke alarm had alerted the resident and his children who got themselves outside, according to Lewis County Fire District 1.  The original brick and mortar chimney had been enclosed at some point over the years, Chief Mark Conner said. “It looked like it had been burning round the chimney for sometime before it broke through,” Conner said. Nobody was hurt, he said, and the owner later found the pet cat hiding inside the house. The actual fire damage was limited to the areas around the chimney, according to Conner.

NEIGHBOR STOPS ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN

• A Centralia resident was awakened about 11:45 p.m. yesterday when two males broke a window trying to get into the home on the 200 block of North Buckner Street and were chased off by a neighbor. They didn’t get inside but also had tried to kick a door in before fleeing in a silver car, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Brian Warren said he didn’t know what their intent might have been. The case is under investigation, according to police.

CHASE LEADS OUT WINDOW

• A Centralia police officer who chased a subject who fled a home through a broken window last night sustained several minor cuts to his hands, according to police. Officers were at the residence on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue about 11:30 p.m. looking for someone with a warrant when 27-year-old Kevin B. Kempf dived out the window and an officer followed, according to police. Kempf was apprehended in the yard and booked into the Lewis County Jail for resisting arrest, according to Sgt. Brian Warren.

THEFT

• Someone broke into an equipment yard on the 300 block of Hamilton Road south of Chehalis over the weekend and carted away about $3,500 of items including two radiators and some aluminum, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime after 4 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Centralia police responding about 3:40 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Alder Street about two individuals hanging out for more than an hour in vehicle in the parking lot found the two men fighting and subsequently arrested them for drugs. Vincent B. Fulginiti, 41, was arrested for possession of heroin and Kevin A. Dawkins, 24, was arrested for possession of heroin and methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. The Chehalis resident were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Fulginiti was to be released from jail without charges pending further investigation.

• A 28-year-old Chehalis man was arrested by Centralia police about 7 a.m. yesterday for allegedly driving under the influence of an unspecified drug and leaving the scene of an accident. The arrest in connection with the 900 block of E Street in Centralia resulted in Joshua K. Roberts getting booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday about a pair of car prowls that had just occurred at the 100 block of Northeast Sky Lane in Chehalis. An officer contacted a male who was attempting to locate the suspect and a K-9 track was conducted without success, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A purse was taken from car and some items were recovered in a parking lot, Officer Linda Bailey said.

• Centralia police responded about 7 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 400 block of West Main Street in which a window was broken out and a purse taken from the front seat.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke several windows out of a car during the night that was parked on the 300 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for disorderliness, dispute, suspected exchange of stolen merchandise for gift cards, minor collisions such as vehicle into a ditch, deer stopping in front of a moving car in the middle of a road … and more.

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Updated at 11:45 a.m.

DIAPER CHANGE LEADS TO BROKEN BONE

• A Centralia man was jailed yesterday evening after allegedly breaking his 6-month-old baby’s arm while changing its diaper. He grabbed it, the baby was crying and he was angry, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Police were called to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital where the infant’s mother had brought the child, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Brian Warren said he understood it occurred earlier in the day at the family’s home on the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road. Wayne P. Stalker was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault of a child, according to police. The baby was treated and has been released to his mother, Warren said.

ATTEMPTED ASSAULT WITH SUV

• Centralia police responded just before 11 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of F Street where a 39-year-old man allegedly intentionally drove over a curb onto the lawn of a victim nearly running him down. Police say the sport utility vehicle had driven around the block a few times and then stopped, where the resident came off his front porch to see what was up. Donald E. Thomas, a Centralia resident, allegedly gunned the engine and headed for the man who is dating his ex-girlfriend, according to police. He jumped away, nobody was hurt, according to police. Thomas was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report about 5 p.m. yesterday of a Campbell brand air compressor missing from a shed area on the 100 block of Waterloo Road in Glenoma. The victim said the item was stolen sometime since Sept. 1, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 41-year-old Centralia woman arrested on a warrant about 3 a.m. today at the 800 block of West Main Street in Centralia was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Angela M. Grussing was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 40-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine yesterday after contact with an officer about 3:30 p.m. at the 200 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Travis L. Combs was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called to Denny’s on the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue yesterday morning about a suspicious circumstance regarding someone behind the building and a subsequent find of two Bibles in a bag. The books were taken back to the police department where their owner may claim them, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECKS

• A 17-year-old driver escaped serious injuries when she tried to miss a deer and lost control of her Jeep Cherokee which traveled over an embankment and came to rest on its top in Onalaska yesterday afternoon. A deputy responding about 5 p.m. to the 300 block of Deggler Road reports the vehicle sustained major damage but the girl suffered only minor injuries.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass; responses for alarm, marital dispute, graffiti, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft, less-than-serious collisions; complaints of canines on the green harassing golfers  … and more.

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

Updated at 1:02 p.m.

ASSAULT ON KRIS KRINGLE

• A 38-year-old man who was reportedly intoxicated and belligerent was arrested yesterday after he allegedly knocked the head off a Santa Claus statue outside one of the antique stores in downtown Centralia. Police responding just before 4 p.m. to the area of North Tower and East Pine Street report that Jerome D. Volk, a Centralia resident, resisted officers as they attempted to detain him so he was booked for that as well as third-degree malicious mischief.

STOLEN FIREARM

• Chehalis police were contacted on Friday afternoon by a 50-year-old resident whose handgun was missing from his home on the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue. He said he recently noticed the Colt black-powder revolver was gone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $300, according to police.

RELUCTANT ARRESTEE

• Centralia police yesterday evening assisted the state patrol in searching for a detainee who fled Providence Centralia Hospital where he was taken for a blood draw. The individual took off from the facility on the 900 block of South Schueber Road while the trooper was on the telephone and officers called about 7:20 p.m. attempted a dog track, according to the Centralia Police Department. The man was eventually found back inside the waiting room, Sgt. Brian Warren said. Warren said he thought it was probably related to an arrest for driving under the influence.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, minor injury rollover collision; complaints of car eggings, of nighttime vehicles with loud engines, radios  … and more.

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Sunday, December 15th, 2013

NAPAVINE HOME CATCHES FIRE

• Once again, a Napavine area family is displaced from a house fire. Crews called overnight to the 700 block of West Vine Street contained the blaze to the master bedroom, but there is heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the one-story residence, according to Fire Investigator Ted McCarty. The family returned home around 1 a.m. after being at some friends and opened a side door only to be confronted with smoke, McCarty said. The husband tried the front door with the same results and spotted flames through a bedroom window, McCarty said. Lewis County Fire Districts 5, 6, 2 and 15 responded. “The guys got a good knock down on it,” McCarty said. The parents and four children declined initial assistance from the Red Cross, saying they had family to stay with he said. The fire investigator said he is looking at a Cadet wall heater, but it’s too early to tell if that’s what caused the fire. It was just last Sunday when a family on Raubuck Road were dealing with a similar situation, except they were sleeping and awoke to smoke alarms and their two-story house subsequently burned to the ground from a possible flare up hours later.

THEFT

• Police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the Centralia Outlets on the 1300 block of Lum Road about a wallet and its identification stolen from a break room at one of the stores. An officer was told two females got into employee lockers, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report of theft of tools from the 400 block of North Buckner Street on Friday afternoon.

• Police took a report yesterday of a car prowl during the night at the 100 block of Jalyn Street in Centralia. Cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police responded about 5:40 a.m. yesterday to the 3300 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia for a vehicle prowl. Someone took money and a cell phone from a purse left inside the unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke several windows out of a vehicle parked at the 900 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police early yesterday morning.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REMINDER

• Lewis County 911 Communications is reminding the public to sign up for CODE RED to receive emergency notifications. CODE RED is used to send critical communications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts, according to department manager Craig Larsen. Lewis County has used the system to make notification for boil water advisories as well as to get out word of a dangerous suspect at large in a rural county neighborhood. Flood notifications can be provided through CODE RED, should this occur in our region again. The public can sign up and find additional details at the 911 Communications page on the county web site.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; confiscation of smoking devices with suspected methamphetamine residue with a referral for possession charges … and more.

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Friday, December 13th, 2013

Updated at 12:40 p.m.

APARTMENT SEARCH TURNS UP DRUGS

• Three people were arrested yesterday after officers went to an apartment on the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia to pick up a wanted person. A community corrections officer from the state Department of Corrections was looking for 27-year-old Mark D. Fiman because of several warrants, according to the Centralia Police Department. When the door was opened, an individual dove into a bedroom and when they went in to get him, officers saw a set of scales, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. An ensuing search of the residence turned up pills, the details of which are not yet available, according to Reichert. Brian J. Haugen, 20, who resides at the apartment, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and a sparkler bomb, according to police. Justin W. Haugen, 21, also of Centralia, was arrested for possession of suspected meth, marijuana and Zanax/Oxycodone, according to police. Fiman also was booked for possession of meth and Oxycodone, according to police.

ASSAULT

• A 29-year-old client at the drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility on Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis was arrested this morning for allegedly choking another resident. Police were called just before 7 a.m. today regarding the assault, and Jonathan Schenck, from Federal Way, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCHOOL BOMB SCARE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating following a message discovered on a girls’ bathroom wall at Centralia High School yesterday that prompted an evacuation. Deputies notified at about 1 p.m. joined Centralia police officers at the Eshom Road building and searched the premises, according to Sg. Rob Snaza. The note indicated a bomb might go off at a certain time, Snaza said. No explosive was found. Law enforcement cleared the scene about 3:30 p.m. but will be reviewing surveillance tapes in an attempt to gain information, according to Snaza.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called to the Vintage Apartments on North National Avenue yesterday where a 90-year-old resident said he returned home to discover someone had stolen cash from him.

CAR PROWL

• Police responded about 7:20 a.m. today to an overnight vehicle prowl at the 1000 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis. Nothing initially appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CHASE AND WRECK

• A 24-year-old Toledo woman was arrested yesterday after she reportedly sped away from a deputy at about 100 mph and wrecked her car northeast of Winlock. It began about 1:30 p.m. at the 800 block of North Military Road and ended just north of the high school when the driver lost control, hit a ditch and rolled the vehicle onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The driver, Amanda N. Phillips, was unhurt but was taken to the hospital to be cleared before being booked into jail because of a previous injury, Sgt. Rob Snaza said. Phillips had outstanding warrants and was using a suspended driver’s license, according to Snaza. Her car was impounded an a search of it’s interior is planned, according to the sheriff’s office. She was booked for attempting to elude.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarm, shoplifting, suspicious circumstances … and more.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013

HIT AND RUN LEADS TO POWER OUTAGE

• Police were called after a vehicle collided with a utility pole which knocked over at least one other pole on the 1000 block of Ham Hill Road in Centralia at about 1:15 a.m. today. The silver-colored Chrysler-type vehicle fled the scene, narrowly missing getting hit by the pole as it fell, according to police. It didn’t knock the power out but arriving crews shut off the electricity which will remain turned off at least through the morning and possibly into the afternoon, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The impact sheered the pole completely off, Capt. Scott Snyder said. Firefighters used thermal imaging equipment and walked the roadway searching the brush for any possibly ejected passengers until about 3 a.m., Snyder said. Nobody was found and nobody was known to be injured, according to authorities. Police said a large guide wire pole did fall on one vehicle.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Police were called about 12:40 a.m. today when a man walking his dog spotted a male rifling through a parked car on the 1100 block of Grand Avenue in Centralia, but the prowler fled before officers arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department. A window was smashed and missing were the stereo and a cell phone, according to police.

• Police took a report about 9:30 p.m. yesterday of a purse stolen from a vehicle at the 1000 block of H. Street in Centralia.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, several vehicles sliding on ice and wrecking … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Updated at 12:02 p.m.

SWAT TEAM GETS WANTED PERSON

• Deputies arrested a 32-year-old Chehalis area man at his home yesterday morning for misdemeanor assault that allegedly occurred earlier at the 1600 block of Bishop Road. A 37-year-old woman called 911 about 9 a.m. regarding the domestic assault and the suspect left, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and the SWAT team went to his home on the 100 block of Goldmeyer Drive and after unsuccessful attempts to get him to come outside, made forced entry, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. Jesse M. Mathat was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Snaza said.

DISPUTE LEADS TO ARREST

• A 29-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after a 911 call yesterday afternoon led deputies to a heated family argument at the 100 block of Woodard Road near Napavine. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Rob Snaza said a deputy asked Elliot S. Dodrill to step away from the scene to talk but he became verbally aggressive, ignored commands, continued to resist and attempted to assault law enforcement officers, Snaza said. Dodrill was booked for third-degree assault and resisting arrest, according to the sheriff’s office. Prosecutors are referring the case instead for misdemeanor charges.

BREAK-INS

• Deputies responded about 5 p.m. yesterday to a report of a burglary at the 2900 block of Sawall Avenue outside Centralia in which an XBox 360 was taken. Sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., someone forced their way through the front door to get inside the home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about an apparent burglary at a vacant rental home on the 600 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UPDATE ON GRAND MOUND ROBBERY

The Olympian reports that 20-year-old Sheena Gillham told a sheriff’s deputy when she was arrested for last week’s robbery of an AM/PM in Grand Mound she needed money to repay a drug debt. The Montesano woman who was apprehended on Monday following a tip about last Wednesday’s incident reportedly ignored a command to stop by a man in the parking lot who drew a gun on her as she left the convenience store on the corner of Old Highway 99 and U.S. Highway 12, news reporter Jeremy Pawloski writes.

UPDATE ON RYDERWOOD SHOOTING

The (Longview) Daily News reports the 43-year-old woman arrested after her roommate was shot in the abdomen at their Ryderwood home told a deputy the hunting rifle accidentally discharged while she was cleaning it in the bathroom and it fell.  John Stiller, 69, drove himself to a Vader restaurant after the early Monday morning incident and was flown to a Tacoma hospital where he underwent surgery. News reporter Barbara LaBoe wrote yesterday Linda Cochran remained jailed with bail set at $200,000.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old homeless person was picked up and arrested by Chehalis police on Monday in connection with a suspected methamphetamine pipe allegedly found on him last month during a traffic stop. Chad E. Holmes was booked for possession of methamphetamine, charged yesterday and bail was set at $5,000, according to authorities.

SEX CRIME ALLEGED

• A 20-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday by Centralia police in connection with alleged sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl, according to the Centralia Police Department. Zach R. L. Isham was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police responded about 11:20 p.m. yesterday to a report someone was attempting to break a window out of a van parked at the Law and Justice Center on West Main Street in Chehalis. Jacob M. Goble, 22, a homeless person, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarms, disputes, out-of-control teenager, rental business report that customer did not return property, cars doing cookies in parking lot, car slamming into fire hydrant, other collisions … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

DRUGS

• A 65-year-old Oakville man was arrested outside Wal-Mart in Chehalis overnight for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine. It was about 12:40 a.m. and an officer recognized Gerald Cayenne, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was taken to the hospital to be cleared for apparent intoxication and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Police arrested a 50-year-old Centralia man for warrants and also alleged possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute yesterday afternoon in connection with an address on the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue. The suspect was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with officers about 2:30 p.m., however, prosecutors declined to file charges. Further details were not readily available.

• A 14-year-old girl was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and misdemeanor assault yesterday afternoon after contact with police at the 1500 block of South Gold Street in Centralia. She was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A case involving a 14-year-old boy contacted at the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia yesterday afternoon will be referred for potential charges of possession of marijuana and prescription pills, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called yesterday morning to the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis regarding a passenger window broken out a freight truck at the Sunbirds Shopping Center.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for alarms, misdemeanor  theft, suspicious circumstances, other collisions such as sliding on ice into a ditch and tree, possible chicken neglect … and more.