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Monday, March 4th, 2013

IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED HANDGUN LED TO SELF-INFLICTED WOUND IN VADER

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said this morning the accidental gunshot wound in Vader on Friday as a 53-year-old man was attempting to remove a slide from his handgun occurred because the Ruger 40 caliber pistol was improperly assembled. The father had the muzzle in his left hand and the slide and barrel would not come off, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The bullet went through his hand and flying pieces of bone or wood struck his 12-year-old son, leaving the boy with minor injuries to his arm and abdomen, Brown said. The father was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with what the sheriff’s office said on Friday were not life threatening injuries.

SUV STOLEN

• Chehalis police were called about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday regarding a tan colored Yukon SUV that disappeared from the the park and ride lot on West Main Street sometime after about 9 a.m. It has a license plate reading 938 ZZZ, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FIGHT BREAKS UP BEFORE POLICE ARRIVE

• Chehalis police were called about 1 a.m. on Saturday when a caller said as many as 10 people were fighting outside Garbe’s Bar on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. When the officer arrived, there was no fight going on and nobody was arrested, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT AT JUVENILE FACILITY

• Chehalis police were notified about 6:30 a.m. today of an alleged assault at Green Hill School. The victim decided they did not want police to pursue it, according to police.

THEFT OF MONEY

• Police took a report yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of an unspecified amount of money at the 1300 block of View Avenue in which a family member is a suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police took a report of the theft of what was described as a small amount of money yesterday from the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia.

• Centralia police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday when a business on the 800 block of Harrison Avenue found a counterfeit $20 bill while counting their till.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Snacks and a radio were missing after a vehicle prowl on the 500 block of Woodland Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called on Sunday morning by an individual who said while he was inside Sunbird Shopping Center on North National Avenue for about a half an hour, someone got into his vehicle and made off with binoculars, rolled quarters, small tools and other items.

WRECK

• A 17-year-old driver was reportedly uninjured when he ran off the road, rolled his vehicle and collided with a tree on Friday morning west of Winlock. A deputy called about 9:45 a.m. to milepost 8.3 on King Road cited the Chehalis teen for speeds too fast, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

DRUG DEAL RIP OFF

• A 20-year-old man called Centralia police on Friday night to say he was robbed, that someone assaulted him and stole $140 from him. When it was all said and done, it turned out he wasn’t assaulted but apparently did lose $10 to a person he was trying to buy marijuana from according to police. Exactly what happened and where wasn’t clear since the victim wasn’t being truthful, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham. He couldn’t remember the name of the seller, so that person probably won’t be pursued, Denham said.

BREAK-IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 2 p.m. yesterday when the back door of a home on the 900 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia was found kicked in. Nothing appeared to have been taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday evening that someone entered a vacant residence on the 500 block of Hunt Street and stole two drills, sometime during the previous month.

MISSING TRAILER

• Someone stole a black utility trailer from the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9 a.m. yesterday.

MISSING ICE MACHINE

• Centralia police took a report about scrap ice machine stolen from behind a business on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue on Friday afternoon.

MISSING BACKPACK

• Someone stole a backpack containing a laptop computer and clothing from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 8 p.m. on Friday.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of West Pine Street where a vehicle had been tagged with spray paint. There is a suspect who lives out of town, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone painted a yellow swastika onto a vacant building on the 300 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

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Friday, March 1st, 2013

Updated at 6:50 p.m.

WARRANT SEARCH TURNS UP MISSING COMPUTER

• A 34-year-old Centralia woman was jailed after police served a search warrant yesterday at her home on the 400 block of South Silver Street. According to Centralia police, they found a stolen laptop computer and methamphetamine. Maria E. Zuniga was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PROWLER JAILED

• Police arrested a 50-year-old Centralia man for vehicle prowl and a warrant following contact with him about 5:45 p.m. yesterday at the 100 block of West Street in Centralia. Alan R. Moody was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POLICE: REPEAT OFFENDER

• A 23-year-old man arrested overnight for stealing a car in Chehalis told police he’d just gotten out of prison for vehicle theft, according to police. Officers saw a car go into a parking lot at Ace Hardware on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard around 2:15 a.m., at about the same time they learned the 1991 Mazda 626 had been stolen from the 1500 block of National Avenue, according to the Chehalis Police Department. They contacted a man walking away and arrested him. Kevin C. Huey, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

BURGLARY WINLOCK AREA

• A deputy took a report yesterday of a burglary at the 500 block of Winlock-Vader Road in which several pieces of antique jewelry were stolen as well as a Honda 2000-watt generator. The theft occurred during the daytime on Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,300, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS MISSING

• Pain medications were reported stolen yesterday from the 900 block of South Schueber Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said her pain meds were stolen, although she wasn’t certain where from. The case is being referred for further investigation.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Tilley Road where an individual said they learned from their bank that two other people are using their social security number. The matter is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

PORCH THEFT

• Chehalis police were called late yesterday afternoon about a FedEx package believed to have been delivered that morning to Northeast Boistfort Street that was gone by the time the expected recipient got home.

MISSING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

• A trombone accidentally left at the train station in Centralia was nowhere to be found when its owner returned yesterday afternoon to check, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AIRPORT PROWLER

• Morton police say they are investigating if any items are missing after a call last week about someone possibly rummaging through open hangers at the airport.

OVERTURNED BOAT ON MAYFIELD LAKE

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a man in his 40s for boating under the influence after he and his passenger were retrieved from Mayfield Lake this afternoon. A deputy responding just after 3 p.m. to a call about an overturned boat learned that a passersby helped rescue the pair in the area of Ike Kinswa park, according to the sheriff’s office. Timothy L. Smith, the boat’s operator who is from Renton, said his 44-year-old passenger was on the bow of the boat urinating and when he moved, it shook the boat so much he tumbled into the water, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Then Smith tried to pull him out, flipping the craft, Brown said. Both were hospitalized for hypothermia or possible hypothermia, according to the sheriff’s office.

WOMAN SAYS SHE LOST TODDLER

• An employee at K-Mart in Chehalis contacted police about 7:20 p.m. yesterday to let them know they’d gotten a phone call from a woman who said she forgotten her 3-year-old child at the store earlier. A search of the premises didn’t turn up any unattended children, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

DISORDERLY TRIO

• Chehalis police responded to a complaint about 12:20 a.m. today that three males were sitting at the bus stop on North Market Boulevard with drinks in their hands and were spitting and peeing everywhere. No arrests were made.

WRECK

• A Rochester man was one of two people injured when his car was rear ended by a motor home and shoved into a semi truck on southbound Interstate 5 yesterday near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Troopers called about 1:25 p.m. to the scene reported Jason L. Miller, 33, of Rochester, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier that was impounded when he was transported to St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. He was treated and has been released, according to a hospital spokesperson. The cause of the collision remains under investigation, according to the Washington  State Patrol.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013

TRASH BAG BANDIT STRIKES AT RALPH LAUREN

• Centralia police were called abut 11:10 a.m. yesterday to the Centralia Outlet Mall on the 1400 block of Lum Road after a male filled a garbage bag with about 60 pieces of clothing from the Ralph Lauren store and ran out the door. He waited until nobody was looking, but images were captured on security video, Sgt. Carl Buster said. It was mostly packaged shirts, according to Buster.

GIRL THUGS

• Three strangers who knocked on a woman’s door on the 900 block of K Street in Centralia accusing her of owing money broke a window out of her car as they left yesterday afternoon, according to police. An officer called about 4:15 p.m. was told one of the women was an adult and the other females were younger, according to police. Sgt. Carl Buster said one of them told her she owed her mom $100. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called about 5:20 p.m. yesterday about welding tools and a cell phone missing from the 200 block of Silver Street in Centralia. The suspect is possibly someone she knows, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police a report about 8:50 p.m. yesterday of the theft of money and medication from the 1200 block of Alder Street.

DRUGS

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was cited yesterday for possession of marijuana after police contacted him about 3:45 p.m. at Pioneer Way and Johnson Road in Centralia. John J. Piper was then released, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police took reports of several vehicles getting “egged” yesterday morning on Northeast Adams Avenue and then later in the day on Southwest Fifth Street.

• A deputy was called yesterday to Claquato Cemetery on the 100 block of Stearns Road west of Chehalis where sometime since Tuesday a vehicle apparently left the roadway and ran down about 12 feet of hedge.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

MOST OF BRIDGE MISSING

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they have a suspect in the theft of portions of a 40-foot steel bridge missing from where they were being stored on the 200 block of Kruger Road near Onalaska. A Kirkland-based company reported the theft on Friday, after a worker noticed most of the bridge pieces were missing, according to the sheriff’s office. An individual in the Lewis County Jail who allegedly committed another similar theft has reportedly been saying he had permission to take the materials for scrap and is under investigation, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The dollar loss was not noted.

CASH MISSING

• Police were called abut 1:25 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Alexander Street in Centralia to take a report of $20 stolen from a room.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took a report about 3 p.m. yesterday of a building getting tagged with spray paint at the 600 block of Field Avenue.

• Police were called yesterday about 11:30 a.m. regarding regarding a small hole found in a window on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. It’s unknown what was used to cause the damage, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 9 p.m. yesterday by an individual who reported someone drove by and threw an egg at their car. The individual apparently followed the culprit through the south end of town but a responding officer was unable to locate the suspect vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• Centralia police reported this morning they are referring a case of possession of methamphetamine for a possible charge against a 36-year-old Centralia woman in connection with a location at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive. A summary of yesterday’s incidents labels the case as a warrant arrest with no arrest.

WRECK

• A 29-year-old Chehalis driver complained of a sore back after a single-vehicle collision about 6:30 a.m. yesterday on the 1200 block of Bunker Creek Road west of Chehalis. An arriving deputy was told by the driver she didn’t realize there was ice on the road when her westbound car crossed the centerline and ran into a bank, leaving the Toyota Corolla with major front end damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She was cited for speeds too fast for conditions, according to the sheriff’s office.

AND MORE …

• And, as usual, some warrant arrests, assisting another agency with response to possible drug overdose, complaint of family dispute, shoplift and more …

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

HERD OF SHEEP ATTACKED BY BLACK LAB

• A 12-year-old black lab suspected of killing nine sheep and injuring as many as a half dozen others in rural Chehalis won’t be in trouble criminally, but still faces county “dangerous dog” sanctions. A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the 200 block of Pattee Road southeast of Chehalis where the owner of a special conservation breed of sheep said he saw the dog chasing and killing them inside their fenced pasture, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 40-year-old chased the dog away, according to the sheriff’s office. He said he didn’t want the owner, his neighbor, cited because he wanted to be neighborly, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The canine, named Cora, was taken home and her owner told while no criminal citation would be given, the case would be turned over to the code enforcement office for follow up, according to Brown.

BURGLAR TAKES CIGARETTES

• Centralia police responded just before 5 o’clock this morning to the 1300 block of South Gold Street where someone had broken through the glass door of a gas station business and left with three packs of cigarettes. They used a large rock, according to police. The case is under investigation.

TOOLS VANISH

• A deputy was called yesterday morning by an Ethel-based tree company that said sometime between Saturday afternoon and early Monday morning – a week earlier – someone stole a chainsaw’s chain, bar and a small toolbox from where it had been left at a job site in Vader on Sierra Pacific’s Tree Farm, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

WORKPLACE THEFT

• Police were called about 10:20 a.m. yesterday to the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia where they were told by an individual a wallet was stolen while they were at work. Inside it was $60, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1000 block of North Schueber Road in Centralia to a complaint someone tried to open a credit account in someone else’s name.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 9:45 a.m. yesterday when a hole was discovered in the glass door to a business at the Centralia Outlet Mall at the 1200 block of Lum Road.

WRECK

• Police were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday after a car and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Kresky Avenue and Summa Street in Centralia. Two individuals with what police called minor injuries were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURNING VEHICLE

• Firefighters were called yesterday morning to a car fire at Haywire and Pleasant Valley Road west of Napavine. It was burning in the engine compartment, it was extinguished, the driver got out with no injuries, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

AND MORE …

• And, as usual, some misdemeanor domestic assaults, warrant arrests, violation of a no-contact order, neighbors arguing loudly, sighting of a runaway juvenile … and more

 

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Courtesy photo by Lewis County Fire District 5

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Monday, February 25th, 2013

ANGRY ABOUT SMOKES

• A 66-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday for second-degree assault after he allegedly choked his wife following an argument about hidden cigarettes. A deputy responding about 11:45 a.m. to an address on state Route 505 was told Ronald G. Kipperman had also ripped the phone from his wife’s hands when she tried to dial 911, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim showed redness on her neck, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

ALLEGED HEAD BUTTER CAUGHT

• A 27-year-old Winlock man was arrested last night for fourth-degree assault and then driving under the influence after the sheriff’s office was called to his father’s home where the son allegedly pushed his dad to the ground and head butted him because he was upset, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy subsequently located Kibling R.K. Placer driving near Front and Alder streets in Winlock where he was arrested, according to the sheriff’s office. Placer was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

NO PERMISSION TO GET BELONGINGS FROM HOME

• A 49-year-old Toledo man was arrested for burglary on Saturday after he reportedly forcibly entered a vacant residence on the 1500 block of state Route 505 in Toledo where he removed a wooden bookshelf and put it on the porch to pick up later. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said Daniel W. Fultz, had permission to remove his belongings from a shed, but only if a representative was present as the occupants had recently been evicted. Fultz was booked into the Lewis County Jail. His companion Gregory W. Merzoin, 50, of Toledo, was arrested for trespass and then released, according to Brown.

WANTED MAN FOUND IN  LEWIS COUNTY JAIL

• The “John Doe” arrested on Saturday night in Centralia for allegedly giving a fake name to get care at Providence Centralia Hospital turned out to be a 45-year-old man wanted for escape out of Alabama, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police booked David W. Foster, who they described as transient, into the Lewis County Jail on Saturday for forgery in connection with his visit to the hospital, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Foster got treatment for an ulcer, or something similar, and was given medication but gave another name, Denham said. Denham didn’t have specific details about where Foster escaped from, but said authorities in Alabama confirmed the warrant and want him back.

WORKERS ARRESTED FOR THEFT AT JUVENILE FACILITY

• A security officer at Green Hill was arrested on Friday afternoon for allegedly stealing $100 bill from a co-worker’s purse. A Chehalis police officer called about 2:40 p.m. to the juvenile detention facility on Southwest 11th Street was told he was the only one in the area, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Kenneth E. Sutherland, 40, of Castle Rock, was cited for third-degree theft and then released, Officer Linda Bailey said.

BURGLARY IN CENTRALIA

• Centralia police were called about 11:40 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Virginia Drive where a woman said she returned home from work to discover items missing to include shoes, a broken cell phone and some makeup. She said she had left the front door unlocked, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SHOPLIFTING ALCOHOL

• Police were called about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday to the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard in Chehalis after an employee said a 17 or 18-year-old boy walked out of Safeway with two 24-packs of Coors beer. He was told he needed to pay but kept going and got in to a car that drove away, according to police. No suspect was located but an officer will review store security tapes, Officer Linda Bailey said. The loss is $34.98.

MAIL THEFT TOLEDO AREA

• Someone driving a newer pinkish-beige SUV was observed removing an envelope from a mailbox on the 100 block of Smokey Valley Road southwest of Toledo on Friday at about 2:20 p.m., the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.

DRUGS

• Jason F. Hooker was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on a warrant at about 10 p.m. on Friday on the 200 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A glass pipe with suspected drug residue was found when he was searched, according to the sheriff’s office. Hooker was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

OUTBREAK OF GRAFFITI

• A Chehalis police officer on patrol yesterday took numerous reports of graffiti spray painted on garages, beginning on the 700 block of Southwest McFadden Avenue. Noted were various letters in black such as TDG as well as least one using green and orange paint, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Other locations included the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue, the 500 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue, the 600 and 700 blocks of Southwest William Avenue and also Southwest Sixth Street, according to police.

• Centralia police took two reports yesterday of gang-style graffiti, the first on a garage door on the 300 block of South Buckner Street and the other on a building at the 300 block of South Diamond Street.

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Sunday, February 24th, 2013

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police were called at 7:40 p.m. yesterday regarding a female catching a suspected prowler inside her car on the 1100 block of Borthwick Street in Centralia. The male subject ran off after she confronted him, and nothing was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 7 o’clock yesterday morning about someone cutting the soft top of a Jeep parked at the 500 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia.

THEFT

• A debit card was stolen from a tavern on the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

• Centralia police began investigating an unspecified theft at abut 10 p.m. Friday in connection with the 1400 block of Johnson Road.

HEALTH CARE ISSUES

• Centralia police say they arrested an unidentified male about 10 p.m. yesterday at the 1200 block of Mellen Street for giving a fake name to obtain medical services. “John Doe” was booked into the Lewis County Jail for forgery, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

• A 58-year-old Longview man was arrested about 1:30 a.m. yesterday for allegedly interfering with a health care facility after contact with police at the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia. Craig Weighall was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to graffiti spray painted on the sides of two buildings on Friday; both at the 500 block of North Tower Avenue.

PACKWOOD FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION STILL

• The cause of a cabin fire in Packwood on Wednesday night is listed as undetermined, pending the outcome of an investigation by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters called about 7:30 p.m. extinguished a blaze that gutted an old Ohanepecosh cabin on the 500 block of Cannon Road, according to Lewis County Fire District 10. Fire investigator Derrick Paul said yesterday that’s all he could say about what he discovered.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013

SHORT-LIVED IMPERSONATION LEADS TO JAIL

• A 30-year-old man walking on North Fork Road outside Chehalis and contacted by a deputy about 10 o’clock yesterday morning was arrested for identity theft after he provided a fake name. Brian M. Hull was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for two warrants, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

RANDOM CHECKING LEADS TO STOLEN CAR

• A Chehalis police officer conducting random checks discovered a stolen, unoccupied vehicle parked at Southwest 16th Avenue and Thomsen Avenue about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. A wallet and credit cards found inside the 2009 Ford Focus, apparently missing from Thurston County, belonged to someone other than the registered owner, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FRAUD COMPLAINT WAS JUST BANK MISTAKE

• Centralia police reported they were called by a bank near Floral Street yesterday morning to investigate fraud by an older subject who allegedly cashed a check he had already deposited into his a account.  After further investigation, it was sorted out and found to be an error on the bank’s part, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning regarding an attempted burglary to a business on the 1500 block of Northwest State Avenue during the night. Further details were not readily available, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SMALL GRAFFITI

• Police were called at about 9:20 a.m. yesterday about graffiti on a fence on the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. It was a “couple of letters” not suspected to be gang-related, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND …

• And other calls and complaints such as fender bender, shoplift, warrant arrests, scratched paint on a car, vehicle gets egged, bike stolen from the Centralia library and more …

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Updated at 3:23 p.m.

FIRE STRIKES OLD PACKWOOD CABIN

• Crews in Packwood spent about three hours last night battling a blaze that gutted a dwelling on the 500 block of Cannon Road. Lewis County Fire District 10 Chief Lonnie Goble said the wooden structure was an old Ohanepecosh cabin that had been relocated there from Mount Rainier National Park. He wasn’t sure if anyone was currently residing in the cabin, but nobody was present when firefighters arrived. Nobody was injured. “I don’t know what caused it,” Goble said. “A fire investigator is going to come out and check it today.” The structure is probably a total loss, Goble said.

CHIMNEY FIRE CAUSES MINIMAL DAMAGE

• Firefighters were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday for a chimney fire at the 600 block of North Washington in Centralia. They cleaned out the firebox, checked for any extension into the walls and ceiling; and finding none, advised the resident not to use the chimney again until it is cleaned and inspected, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

THEFT IN CENTRALIA

• Police were called about 2:30 p.m. yesterday regarding a break-in to  storage building on the 1400 block of South Gold Street. An individual had recently moved out of their home and put their belongings there, according to police. It was immediately clear what all might have been stolen, according to Sgt. Carl Buster.

• Police took a report about 2 p.m. yesterday of the theft of a Wii game system from the 700 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING BOYFRIEND

• A 43-year-old Centralia woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly grabbing her boyfriend by the hair and “throwing him around” as well as obstructing a law enforcement officer because she reportedly struggled with police when they tried to question her. Officers called just after 10 a.m. to the 1100 block of Long Road in Centralia turned off the ignition to Polly A. McQuigg’s vehicle to prevent her from leaving but she grabbed the keys and wouldn’t get out, according to police. They took her out of the car, Sgt. Carl Buster said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for fourth-degree assault and obstructing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SNIFFING FOR GRAFFITI

• Police were called abut 10:40 p.m. yesterday when the owner of a laundry business walked outside, smelled the scent of fresh aerosol paint and saw a pair of individuals walking away. A small spot of black paint was found on the building on the 500 block of North Pearl Street but the two people who were contacted didn’t appear to have anything to do with it, according to the Centralia Police Department. The police department is offering up to $250 for tips that help them catch anyone posting graffiti.

FORMER COURT ASSISTANT SAYS BAD JUDGEMENT LED TO ALLOWING MARIJUANA ON HER PROPERTY

• The former Thurston County Superior Court judicial assistant charged with growing marijuana appeared briefly in court today where lawyers pushed her trial into the future while deputies continue to look for a key witness. Debbie Requa, 60, has pleaded not guilty to manufacturing marijuana. Because of conflicts, Lewis County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher was appointed a special deputy to prosecute the case and Lewis County Superior Court Judge James Lawler is hearing it. Lawler was told today by both Meagher and defense attorney Saxon Rodgers they need to postpone the trial because the man hasn’t been found. Outside the courtroom, Rodgers said it is an individual who rented his client’s garage who said he had papers authorizing him to cultivate medical marijuana. Requa said she’s not guilty, except for a “stupid, stupid, error in judgement” that caused her to lose her job. She said she rented the space for $500 a month because she needed the money and thought what he was doing was above board. “I never went into the garage, even when the police were there,” she said. The trial is now scheduled for May 20, although it’s not clear if it might take place in Thurston or Lewis county.

AND

• And other calls such as possible runaway juveniles, arrest for violation of no-contact order and suspicious activity: Looks like a drug deal, looks like a drunk driver, looks like a man laying on his back on the ground and more …

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Updated at 12:32 p.m.

FUEL THEFTS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon that someone has been stealing gasoline from vans parked behind Safeway on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. The case is under investigation.

• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday to a service station on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia where a female pumped $37 worth of fuel and left without paying for it.

MISSING GENERATOR

• A Honda generator was reported stolen from the 800 block of Main Avenue in  Morton, according to a report made to police on Sunday.

DRUGS

• Police were called to Morton Junior-Senior High School on Thursday regarding a student allegedly in possession of marijuana. The case was referred to the Lewis County juvenile prosecutor for possible charging, according to the Morton Police Department.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday to look at graffiti left on rental property at the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia.

• Morton police arrested a 20-year-old resident after getting a call about 11 p.m. on Sunday someone had driven into a neighbor’s yard causing damage to the yard, according to the Morton Police Department. Mathew S. Collett was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for hit and run as well as obstructing a police officer, according to police.

• The owner of a dog accused Thursday afternoon of tipping over garbage cans in the area of the 100 block of Pleasant View Drive in Morton was warned to keep their pet contained. The following day, police were called about a block away regarding animals knocking over cans and spreading trash around, according to the Morton Police Department. A responding officer didn’t locate the suspect animal, according to police.

WRECK

• Police and aid were called about 8:35 a.m. yesterday when the driver of a van left the roadway and struck a chain link fence and tree off Mellen Street near Military Road. It was an older gentleman who was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

WIRING ISSUE MAY HAVE SPARKED ADNA BLAZE

• A Monday night house fire in Adna that displaced a family appears to have started because of an electrical problem in the laundry room, Fire Investigator Jay Birley said this morning. Nobody was hurt but the interior of the home on Shannon Lane was severely damaged, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Birley said the issue is possibly related to wiring on the hot water tank or maybe even security lighting.

ALSO …

• Also, fender benders, shoplifts, a couple of guys who look like zombies are prowling around at night looking for cigarette butts, someone without a placard is parked in a handicapped spot, request for Chehalis police to investigate a fourth-degree assault between two residents at Green Hill school for boys, question about why three unmarked helicopters are circling over Wal-Mart and more …

Chehalis Police Department detective Sgt. Gary Wilson: Nine times out of 10 if it’s a group of helicopters flying over Chehalis, it’s military training. We have an airport right there and they use it, he said.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Updated at 7:19 p.m.

POLICE: PLAN TO RECOVER DRUGS BACKFIRES

• Two men were arrested last night after an alleged botched drug deal in which one of them called 911 trying to get police to get his pills back, according to the Centralia Police Department. The incident around 10:30 p.m. associated with an address on the 1400 block of Oxford Avenue in Centralia included a vehicle chase on Interstate 5 with speeds of up to 100 mph, according to police. Police said the pair agreed to meet so Anthony D. Nelson, 19, of Centralia, could sell some Oxycontin to Terrance B. Joshua, 20, of Vancouver. Joshua allegedly failed to pay and fled in his vehicle with the drugs and then Nelson gave chase, according to police. Officers say the seller, Nelson, called police and falsely reported the prescription medication was stolen out of his vehicle in an attempt to recover the drugs. Nelson was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance as well as malicious prosecution, according to police. Joshua was arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail. Or is that really what happened? Both men were released from jail today because the prosecutor declined to file charges. Lewis County Chief Criminal Prosecutor Brad Meagher said no Oxycontin was found. Meagher said police reports indicated the alleged buyer ate some of the pills and threw the rest out his vehicle’s window. Many of the details were vague, according to Meagher.

MORE THAN OUNCE OF METH SEIZED IN TOLEDO

• An extensive drug investigation in the Winlock-Toledo area led to the arrests of a father and son on Saturday and the seizure of one and half ounces of methamphetamine, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office served a search warrant at a residence on the 100 block of Conifer Lane in Toledo where they confiscated the $1,800 worth of meth, scales, packaging materials, a loaded handgun, blasting caps, prescription drugs and a laptop computer, Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Arrested for three counts of delivery of meth and one count of possession with intent to deliver was Lake A. Gregson, 23, according to the sheriff’s office. David A. Gregson, 48, was arrested for possession of meth and possession of medications without a prescription, Aust said. Both the Toledo residents were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

BAD WEEKEND AT WAL-MART

• A 37-year-old Chehalis man who allegedly shoplifted a $59 amplifier from Wal-Mart on Sunday morning was arrested for second-degree robbery because he also allegedly kicked an employee in the groin before fleeing the area. Police called about 11 a.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue were told when the loss prevention worker tried to contact Jeremy R. Hamilton, that Hamilton assaulted him and ran away, according to police. Hamilton was subsequently located at the Chehalis Inn and then booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• An officer called to Wal-Mart on Saturday to look at security video from during the night showing someone push a shopping cart loaded with a 50-inch television out the door recognized the subject and later made an arrest, according to police. Fifty-eight-year-old Martin C. Lloyd, of Centralia, came to the police department later on another matter and was arrested for second-degree theft as well as trafficking in stolen property, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Among the $1,000 worth of stolen merchandise were also a security system and two telephones, Officer Linda Bailey said. The TV was recovered, Bailey said. Lloyd was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested for allegedly stealing a surveillance camera and other items from Wal-Mart and fleeing on his bicycle late Friday afternoon. Tom A. Reeves was located just down the road after the approximately 5:10 p.m. call to 911, according to police. Inside his backpack, an officer recovered merchandise which also included batteries, a Dremmel tool set and propane tanks, Officer Linda Bailey said. He was booked for retail theft with extenuating circumstances, Bailey said.

MAN FOUND HIDING IN BUSHES

• A 54-year-old Onalaska man was arrested after a deputy was called about an armed man peeking in a living room window on the 100 block of Alpha Way in Onalaska at about 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. David R. Kos was found hiding in some bushes on the property and a pistol was located nearby, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Kos reportedly kicked out a rear passenger window of a patrol vehicle after he was detained, the sheriff’s office said. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree trespassing, second-degree malicious mischief and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

THEFT

• Chehalis police are investigating a report of theft of money from a purse from the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue, a report they got on Friday morning.

• Two pressure washers were stolen from a shed on the 1100 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

VANDALISM

• Someone broke a window of a car on Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 11 a.m. on Friday.

• Centralia police were called twice yesterday about graffiti on buildings, first to the 1100 block of North Tower Avenue and then to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.

CHILDREN BLAMED FOR KNOCKING RADIO STATION OFF THE AIR

• Police were called to a radio station on the 2400 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue in Chehalis just before noon on Friday after the discovery a cable feed line was severed. They noticed dead air instead of the usual national news, according to police. It turned out two boys, ages 8 and 10, who had been building a fort in the area somehow cut the line, Officer Linda Bailey said. No arrests were made.

WRECK

• A 20-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence after he wrecked his 1994 Ford Thunderbird about 12:20 a.m. yesterday at the 800 block of Koontz Road near Napavine. The sheriff’s office says Luke L. Nordman ran a stop sign and ran into an embankment. He also reportedly told a deputy he was alone in the car but a 16-year-old passenger was located a short distance away, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Neither were injured, Cmdr. Steve Aust said. Nordman was booked into the Lewis County jail for DUI and making  false statement, according to Aust. The 16-year-old passenger was arrested for minor in possession / consumption, Aust said.

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CORRECTION: The news item regarding the man arrested for allegedly peeking in the window of an Onalaska home has been updated by adding three inadvertently left-out words that completely changed the meaning of the offense related to carrying a firearm.

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Monday, February 18th, 2013

HIGHWAY 6 VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• A 64-year-old Pe Ell woman was hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on state Route 6 about five miles west of Chehalis. Troopers were called just before 2:30 p.m. when her eastbound truck crossed the centerline and ran into a telephone pole on the opposite side of the highway, according to the Washington State Patrol. Her Dodge Ram came to rest in a ditch and was described as totaled, according to the state patrol. LaDonna M. Turner was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital where she is listed in fair condition this morning, a hospital spokesperson said. The investigating trooper blamed inattention for the wreck.

ASSAULT

• Centralia police yesterday assisted taking into custody a man wanted for an assault the day before. Mic Banks, 27, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Banks’ arrest was associated with an address on the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Further details were not readily available.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A red and silver 1986 Isuzu Trooper along with a trailer were stolen from the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue in Centralia sometime in the previous three weeks, according to a report made to police at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.

SHOPLIFTING ARREST

• A 27-year-old Chehalis man was arrested about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday for allegedly stealing $59.31 worth of men’s clothing from the Goodwill on the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. The items were recovered and returned to the store, according to police. Christopher D. Buck was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for possession of prescription medication, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TV AND WII GONE

• Centralia police took a report from the 900 block of Marion Street on Saturday afternoon regarding the theft of a flat screen television and a Wii game system.

YARD ART MISSING

• Centralia police were called about 1:15 a.m. yesterday about the theft of a “mushroom lawn ornament” from the 1000 block of West Fourth Street.

VANDALISM

• Police were called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday when a window was discovered broken out at an apartment on the 200 block of West Magnolia Street in Centralia. Apparently nobody got inside and nothing was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone slashed the tires on three different vehicles in the area of the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

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Friday, February 15th, 2013

BURGLING IN ONALASKA

• About $1,200 worth of power tools were stolen from an Onalaska home-under-construction, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. A deputy responding to the 100 block of Chases Lane was told someone used a key hidden on the ground near the front door and made off with a generator, a skill saw, a nail gun and other tools, according to the sheriff’s office. The owner, a 69-year-old man from Brush Prairie, told the deputy the break-in had occurred sometime between Saturday and Tuesday, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A deputy called about 6 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Jorgensen Road in Onalaska found someone had tried to pry up a garage door, doing about $250 damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Nothing was taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT CENTRALIA

• A wedding ring was reported stolen from the 1200 block of North Pearl Avenue in Centralia yesterday.

• Police were called about 1:50 p.m. yesterday regarding a vehicle prowl at the 3100 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. Numerous unspecified items were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HIDING FROM POLICE

• A 40-year-old Centralia man was found hiding in an attic at a home on the 1200 block of West Main Street in Centralia yesterday. Officers called about 1:50 p.m. suspected Marcus E. Prince was in his wife’s home where he is prohibited from being because of a no contact order and arrested him, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, Sgt. Stacy Denham said.

DRUGS

• A 30-year-old man was arrested about 4 p.m. yesterday for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop at the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia. An officer recognized the driver, Isaiah C. Marlow and knew he had a suspended license, according to police. In his pocket was found a hypodermic needle with a substance that field tested positive for the drug, Sgt. Stacy Denham said. Marlow, a Centralia resident, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Graffiti was reported discovered yesterday morning on an air conditioning unit on the roof of a building at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

WRECKS

• Firefighters were called about 3:25 a.m. today to Old Highway 99 near Prather Road outside Centralia when a vehicle collided with a utility pole splitting it in half. There was no injury to the male driver, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

• A 3-month-old infant and three adults escaped injury when a too fast driver missed a right-hand turn at the 100 block of Gish Road in Onalaska yesterday afternoon and ran down an embankment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving about 3 p.m. noted the Isuzu ended up with damage on one side and  cited its 18-year-old driver for wheels off the roadway, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police responded to three different collisions on Harrison Avenue yesterday, beginning about 1:40 p.m. with an accident that blocked a lane of traffic for about an hour near Belmont Avenue. All were two-vehicle wrecks and only the third one at about 6:20 p.m. a few blocks east of Interstate 5 resulted in any injury, according to police. In that case, one occupant complained of back pain, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND …

• A couple of misdemeanor domestic assaults, family disturbance, noise complaint, cell phone that was stolen two weeks earlier and someone has parked in my spot. …

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Updated at 1:28 p.m.

SCUFFLE WITH POLICE ENDS WITH ARREST

• A 44-year-old man was arrested for third-degree assault after he allegedly fought with an officer who was attempting to detain him about 8 p.m. yesterday at the 1500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Mitchell W. Sinclair, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers planned to also suggest charges of resisting arrest and obstruction, according to police. Sinclair is going to be released from jail and not charged with a felony, pending further investigation, according to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office.

DON’T LOOK AT THOSE BRASS KNUCKLES ON MY CAR SEAT

• A 52-year-old Chehalis man was arrested about 3 o’clock this morning after contact with an officer on the 600 block of West Main Street in Chehalis when he dropped a set of brass knuckles on the seat of his vehicle as he was getting out. Rick A. Rowland was in trouble for a suspended driver’s license, being in the company of a female who had a no-contact order against him and then also unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

NO TOKING IN PUBLIC

• Police were called to Garbe’s Tavern on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue about 8:45 p.m. yesterday to an inquiry about whether it was okay for someone to be smoking pot inside the bar. It’s not clear if anyone actually was, but no, it is not allowed under the new marijuana law, Chehalis police detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

TWIN CITY TOWN CENTER LOST AND FOUND

• An officer was called to the liquor store on the 1300 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis about 11 a.m. yesterday because a little baggie of what appeared to be drugs were found that someone had dropped. The caller asked police to take it.

PAIN PILLS STOLEN

• Centralia police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday to the 2400 block of Borst Avenue regarding pain medication that was missing after the individual had company.

FRAUD

• An officer took a report yesterday morning from the 1600 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about apparent fraudulent activity on someone’s credit card.

VANDALISM

• Someone spray painted graffiti on a dumpster in an alley near the 900 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police abut 3 p.m. yesterday.

NURSE SUSPENDED UNTIL LEARNING ANGER MANAGEMENT

• The state Department of Health reported yesterday it suspended certified nursing assistant Miranda M. Klemola for becoming impatient with an 83-year-old resident of a skilled nursing facility while she was helping take him to the bathroom and yelled at him for not standing up straight, used profanity and pushed him down onto the commode. He was not hurt. It happened a year ago. Klemola, who is in her early 30s and either lived or worked in Lewis County, agreed late last month that she exhibited unprofessional conduct and would take five hours of specific nursing courses, including anger management, before petitioning for reinstatement of her credentials, according to documents filed with Department of Health. The disciplining authority considered Klemola’s potential for successful rehabilitation in reaching resolution of the matter. No criminal behavior was alleged.

AND MORE …

• Plus various warrant arrests, fender benders, complaints about neighbors or tenants, smoking too close to someone else’s doorway, cars getting kicked, neighbor’s dog peeing on a porch, punching ex-boyfriend in the face for name-calling, found mountain bike, shoplifting, failing to register as a sex offender …

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Updated at 6:04 p.m.

VEHICLE VERSUS POLE

• A 22-year-old driver is hospitalized in fair condition this morning after his vehicle collided with a sign pole in the area of West Main and Yew streets in Centralia overnight. Police called just after 1 a.m. arrested Tyler J. Aust, of Centralia, for driving under the influence, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was wearing a seatbelt, but had pain in his face and was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

GIRL FIGHT

• Police were called about 8:20 a.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia about two girls in a dispute with another girl. Charges of misdemeanor assault will be recommended to prosecutors in the case regarding two of the females according to the Centralia Police Department. No one was arrested, according to police. Further details were not readily available.

THE OPPOSITE OF A HOUSE WARMING PARTY

• Someone burglarized a Packwood area home making off with a king-sized mattress with sheets, a dresser and its contents and other furnishings including miscellaneous artwork, a vacuum cleaner and a shower curtain with its rod, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the 100 block of Sunstone Road yesterday was told the break-in occurred sometime since Oct. 12, according to the sheriff’s office. Also missing are a stereo and a floor lamp, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

ZOOM ZOOM

• Centralia police were called about 7:45 p.m. yesterday to the 2700 block of Eureka Avenue where a red with silver Honda 70 motorcycle had gone missing from a shed sometime during the previous two weeks.

FRAUD

• An individual from New Mexico called Chehalis police yesterday after discovering a fraudulent purchase from their account, amounting to about $400 from the Chehalis Wal-Mart, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 5 a.m. today regarding a case of possible identity theft. Further details were not readily available.

SWASTIKA SHOWS UP IN NORTH CENTRALIA

• Someone spray painted a swastika on a building on the 1300 block of Rose Street in north Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.

UNWANTED REPTILES RETURN

• Police were called yesterday afternoon to the Vintage apartments on the 1500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis where a woman wanted help ridding her home of a stink-emitting snake. She said there were two; one behind a chair and another behind her television, according to the Chehalis Police Department. One of them stuck his head out to drink some milk, police were told. There was no arrest, there is no written report, there are no snakes, according to police. Police detective Rick Silva said he responded to the afternoon call and looked around the apartment. He saw no signs of snakes, only the trap she’d bought to catch them and little dishes of milk and fruit set out to entice them, he said. The woman, he thought might be in her 60s but wasn’t sure, told him maybe they’d crawled behind her dishwasher so she pulled it out so Silva could examine the area, he said. They could have been hiding up under the TV stand, so she flipped it over and they looked there as well, he said. “Once she did that, I said, well, I must have scared them away,” Silva said. “She was happy with that.” She’ll call back if they return. An officer was at the same apartment last month because the resident thought the snakes were coming through her microwave. Police actually get a lot of calls from people who see things that aren’t really there, the detective said, recounting instances where folks have been sure their phones are tapped, they are being videotaped or think listening devices have been planted in their home. He recalled one man who was certain there was a gorilla in his closet, he said. In yesterday’s case, he asked the woman if she wanted to go to the hospital; she said no. She had food, her home was clean, there wasn’t much more he could do, he said. “It’s just people see these things, they think it’s real,” he said. “To them, it is real. You just try and appease them, and help them the best you can.”

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

CHILD SEX CASE SUSPECT SOUGHT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they secured a $100,000 arrest warrant for a 26-year-old Salkum resident accused of ongoing sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in a case they first learned about last Tuesday. Wanted is Raul B. Castillo-Lopez, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the suspect may still be in the area or may flee to Mexico. Brown is asking for tips on his whereabouts.

THEFT OF TOOLS AND STUFF

• A deputy was called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday about a burglary at the 5000 block of state Route 508 near Morton where all kinds of valuable were missing including a non-working antique musket. The victim, a 27-year-old man from Edmonds, said other stolen items included a desktop stereo, a saw, a compressor, a weed eater, more tools and clothing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A barn on the 4000 block of Cooks Hill Road outside Centralia was burglarized of almost $4,000 worth of tools and 20 sheets of plywood, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim called 911 yesterday evening and said it occurred sometime since Feb. 1, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS AT SCHOOL

• A 15-year-old student was arrested at Centralia High School yesterday morning for possession of marijuana, a pipe and prescription medication – that was not his, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called about 5 p.m. yesterday regarding graffiti in an alley near the 1500 block of Windsor Avenue.

• Police were called about 8:25 a.m. yesterday regarding a window broken out of a truck parked near North Railroad Avenue and East Center Street in Centralia.

DIRTY PHONE CALL, ANYONE?

• An individual called 911 about 3 p.m. yesterday when they answered a ringing pay phone near the bus stop near Northeast Division Street in Chehalis and got an earful of obscenities.

FIGHTING OVER PHONE

• Morton police were called about 11:25 a.m. on Friday to the 100 block of First Street where two brothers were arguing over the use of a cell phone. One of the boys was a pre-teen, the other was in his late teens, according to police. Arriving officers settled the issue by giving the phone to the parents, according to the Morton Police Department.

CENTRALIA WOMAN FOUND IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 p.m. yesterday when a confused and lost elderly woman wandered into a dental office on Northwest Park Street. It was an older lady who got a bit turned around, according to police. It turned out she resides at Cooks Hill Manor, an assisted-living facility in Centralia, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police don’t know how she ended up in Chehalis and neither did she, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. An officer drove her home, Wilson said.