Updated at 12:36 p.m.
POLICE: WHAT NOT TO DO
• An individual called 911 about 3 o’clock this morning asking for an officer to standby during a purchase involving Craigslist he had arranged to occur at his home on Southwest Gails Avenue in Chehalis. An officer responded and the sale took place without incident, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said it was a case of not realizing until it was too late that conducting business in the night at your own home with a stranger from the Internet is not a good idea.
TREE FALLER BLAMED FOR POWER OUTAGE
• Firefighters called to an area off Davis Lane west of Onalaska about 11 o’clock yesterday found a tree which had been cut down and fell the wrong direction pulled down a 230,000 volt power line belonging to Bonneville Power Administration. Lewis County Fire District 1 Chief Mark Conner said he was sent to a nearby house to make sure everyone was accounted for and luckily nobody was electrocuted, nobody was injured, and it didn’t start a fire. Conner said it was part of the lines that run from Mayfield Lake to the various distribution points. The owner of a land clearing company arrived and said he couldn’t find his employee, who apparently had taken off, Conner said. Workers from BPA handled getting tree removed, he said. Electricity in the area was restored, he said.
• Centralia police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of three bicycles from a backyard on the 500 block of South King Street.
• Police arrested a 56-year-old Centralia woman last night after she allegedly forced her way into her daughter-in-law’s home to get her son’s truck keys following his arrest earlier in the evening. Officers responding about 11:15 p.m. to the 600 block of Marion Street booked Teresa L. Perkins into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.
OUT-OF-CONTROL AT GREEN HILL
• Chehalis police referred a case to prosecutors for a charge of third-degree assault yesterday following an investigation into an incident at Green Hill School on Aug. 11 in which an 18-year-old inmate allegedly charged a staff member who was trying to uncuff him, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 33-year-old woman discovered in an empty building this morning at the 700 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia was arrested for first-degree trespass. Kristy A. Price-Alvarez was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 37-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for both a warrant and possession of heroin after contact with an officer at Marion Street and Oxford Avenue in Centralia about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Anna C. Bergman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 25-year-old Centralia man was arrested for both a warrant and possession of an unspecified controlled substance after contact with an officer at the 1100 block of West Main Street in Centralia just after 8 p.m. yesterday. Dylan E. Pyrtle was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 25-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine after he was contacted by personnel from the state Department of Corrections and a deputy at the 100 block of Bear Cat Court outside Chehalis about 10:30 a.m. yesterday. A pipe and a bag of suspected methamphetamine was found, according, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. Derrick S. Alefteras was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
GOAT ROCKS FOREST FIRE STILL BEING WATCHED
• The Coal Creek Mountain Fire in the Goat Rocks Wilderness is still burning but remains at an estimated less than 10 acres in size, according to a spokesperson from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Sharon Steriti says it hasn’t grown since it was discovered a week ago; the recent rains and high humidity have helped keep the fire activity low. Fire personnel are scouting for locations where they could build containment lines in case that becomes necessary, according to Steriti. The fire is in a remote and extremely steep and rugged terrain, according to GPNF.
• Three vehicle were totaled in a multiple vehicle rear-end collision in front of Winlock High School yesterday evening that resulted in one person being taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened just before 5:15 p.m. at the 200 block of North Military Road; all drivers were 16 years old, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Two people were hospitalized yesterday after a two-vehicle rear-end collision at about 5 p.m. on state Route 505 just west of Toledo, according to the Washington State Patrol. A pickup truck driven by Jacob R. Baker, 21, of Toledo, struck the back end of a pickup driven by Craig K. McCown, 51, of Kelso, which had slowed to turn left, according to the state patrol. Baker and a 17-year-old passenger from Castle Rock in McCown’s truck were both taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, the state patrol reported.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving under the influence, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, disorderly person, other misdemeanor theft; complaint about barking, crying, howling dog … and more.