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Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

BIG OOPS

• Police were called to a home on the 100 block of Second Street in Morton when a couple returned home shortly after 1 o’clock in the morning to find a stranger passed out on their living room floor. They woke him up and told him to sit on the couch while they called police, which he did, according to the Morton Police Department. Chief Dan Mortensen said the 52-year-old Tacoma man had been drinking and was trying to get to his motel when he entered the home. It happened early Sunday morning. An officer removed David W. Ross from the residence, cited him for criminal trespass and directed him to his proper lodging, according to the chief.

ASSAULT

• A 24-year-old Longview man was arrested in Randle yesterday for second-degree assault for allegedly putting his older brother into a headlock until he couldn’t breathe while the pair were at a convenience store on the 100 block of U.S. Highway 12 on Sunday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When he was detained, Johnathon R. Fisher was found to be in possession of syringes, a pipe and suspected heroin so he was booked for a drug violation as well as assault  according to the sheriff’s office.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police took a report about 9:40 a.m. yesterday of a laptop compute stolen from a residence on the 600 block of South Gold Street.

FAKE MONEY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that two people who allegedly passed counterfeit money at two stores in Randle have been arrested. Michael W. Reddick, 27, and Miranda W. McDaniel, 25, both of Centralia, were identified as suspects from the incidents that occurred between July 7 and July 8, according to the sheriff’s office. They were interviewed at the jail sometime after July 10 where they were being held on unrelated warrants, and bookings for four counts of forgery were added to their offenses, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

CUTTING GAS LINES

• An officer was called just before 1 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of West Reynolds Avenue in Centralia where someone had stolen fuel by cutting the “filler tubes” on three vehicles, according to police.

• Chehalis police took a report yesterday morning of someone cutting the fuel filter hose on a vehicle to steal gasoline while it was in parking lot “C” at the 100 block of Northeast Boistfort Street.

ROAD RAGE

• Chehalis police were called about 2:15 p.m. yesterday to the parking lot at Wal-Mart by a pair of motorcyclists who said a pickup truck driver followed them yelling at them because he thought they had cut him off. There was talk of a gun being shown, but police said the truck driver left before an officer arrived and no gun was found. Nobody was arrested.

WRECK

• Lewis County Fire District 6 was called about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to the area off Pattee Road where a young man on a dirt bike had run into a tree. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with a broken leg, according to Firefighter Mike Goodwillie.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assaults; responses for alarm, damage to a shed door, non injury collisions, suspicious circumstances; reports of hypodermic needle laying at the entrance to an alley, poop found on the hood of a car, dogs that won’t stop barking … and more.

Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, July 15th, 2013

SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT ALLEGED

• A 60-year-old Centralia man told police yesterday he was hit in the head with a crowbar by a former roommate. Officers called about 2:20 p.m. yesterday to the 2300 block of Sirkka Avenue are still looking for the suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim declined to be taken to the hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Further details were not readily available.

UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT IN PARK

• A 29-year-old Chehalis area man was arrested for unlawful imprisonment after an incident at Rose Park off the 200 block of Penning Road in which he allegedly held his girlfriend there against her will overnight and assaulted her. Deputies responded to the area west of Chehalis about 7 a.m. on Friday after someone called 911 and reported they thought they saw someone waving their arms trying to get help, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found a 24-year-old woman who was crying and scraped up who said she and her boyfriend were camping and she tried to leave the night before, but he wouldn’t let her, according to the sheriff’s office. The man reportedly at some point picked her up and threw her down and also dragged her on the pavement, according to the sheriff’s office. Christopher E. J. Lopez was located and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

POLICE BADGE, GUN TAKEN FROM PRIVATE VEHICLE

• A handgun and a police badge were reported stolen from a motor home while it was parked at a home in the Mossyrock area over the weekend. A deputy contacted yesterday by the 43-year-old officer from the Chehalis Tribal Police Department was told his RV was parked on the 400 block of Larson Road at a relative’s place while he and others were at Mayfield Lake between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle had been locked but a window was left partway open and someone pried the screen, according to the sheriff’s office. Missing is a gold sergeant’s badge, a Sig Sauer P229 .357 caliber pistol and a holster, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called to the 2400 block of Borst Avenue just after 5 p.m. yesterday where they were told someone appeared to have broken into a residence and a wallet was missing.

CAR PROWL

• Chehalis police were called to a vehicle prowl on Saturday morning on the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue in which numerous items such an generator and an air compressor were stolen during the night. Someone cut a lock, according to police. The loss is about $2,600.

• Someone got into an unlocked vehicle parked at Sunbirds Shopping Center on the 1700 block of North National Avenue on Saturday morning and stole a laptop computer and jumper cables, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to an alley at the 300 block of Southwest 13th Street in Chehalis on Saturday where someone had sprayed some type of weed killer onto someone else’s hedge, killing part of it, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

BOY WITH GUN ALARMS SHOPPER

• Police were called to the Wal-Mart parking lot by a concerned shopper who said they saw a child alone on a vehicle with a firearm on his lap and an empty vodka bottle on the driver’s seat. It turns the 11-year-old boy had a BB gun, but an officer who tracked down the parents at about noon time on Friday arrested the father for violating a no contact order by being with the mother, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said it is illegal to leave a child under 12 alone in a car.

RIVER TROUBLE

• Three people were able to swim to shore after a drift boat capsized on the Cowlitz River south of Ethel yesterday afternoon. The 51-year-old operator of the 16-foot long craft said he was hugging the bank about a half mile from the Blue Creek Boat Launch when passing a fishing boat and a branch caught on his boat, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. His boat with all its gear sank, according to the sheriff’s office.

WRECK

• Police and aid were called about 2 p.m. on Saturday after an 83-year-old motorist crashed into a utility pole on the 1500 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis, along the route for the Seattle-to-Portland bike riders. Detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said the Chehalis woman was transported to the hospital and he didn’t yet know what caused the wreck or its outcome.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, violations of no contact orders; responses for alarms, parking lot fender benders, misdemeanor assaults, vehicle versus deer, reports of guns shots that likely were actually fireworks; complaints about barking dogs, fireworks noise … and more.

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Sunday, July 14th, 2013

MAN SURVIVES ATV ACCIDENT AT GRAVEL PIT

• An ATV rider was rescued this afternoon after he somehow drove off a 70-plus-foot embankment west of Centralia. Firefighters called just before 12:30 p.m. to an area off Lincoln Creek Road were told the man initially was knocked unconscious but when they found him he was claiming he was okay, according to Riverside Fire Authority. “He landed on a shelf or embankment so he didn’t go the whole distance,” Capt. Greg Schwartz said. The ATV however went all the way to the bottom of the gravel pit, Schwartz said. Responders found a roadway leading to the patient, so they didn’t need to hoist anyone up or down with ropes, he said. The man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital where, according to Schwartz, they would have checked him from head to toe for possible internal injuries.

BICYCLIST HIT BY DUI DRIVER IN CENTRALIA

• An STP bike rider was hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle in Centralia yesterday evening. It happened about 5 p.m. at East Summa and South Gold streets, according to police. Centralia Police Department Sgt. Carl Buster said the man behind the wheel, 69-year-old Dale G. Schmidt, of Centralia, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence of drugs. Buster said he didn’t know what kind of drugs, nor did he have details about the bicyclist, other than he was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital.

FIGHT BREAKS OUT OVER CELL PHONE

• Centralia police were called to an assault over a cell phone outside a tavern on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. The male who took it gave it back, but had removed its “sim” card, the electronics inside that store its memory, according to police. The 22-year-old victim chased the guy down to get it back and was beat up, Sgt. Carl Buster said. The suspect has not yet been identified, but is now wanted for second-degree robbery, Buster said. “Instead of just thieving, once you use force, it becomes robbery,” he said.

BURGLARY

• Police were called about 2:45 p.m. yesterday about a break-in to a shed on the 1100 block of Marion Street in Centralia. It wasn’t immediately clear if anything was missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Someone spray painted gang related graffiti on a sidewalk at West Summa and South Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a police report yesterday afternoon.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; police responses for collisions, cell phone stolen while at a tavern … and more.

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Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Updated

MISSING HANDBAG?

• Centralia police were called just after noon today by a 29-year-old woman who found a purse in her yard with no identification but containing hundreds of dollars in cash. Police Sgt. Carl Buster, on his way to answer the call to Lum Road, across from the Centralia Outlets: “It makes me happy this woman came forward and was honest. I like that,” he sad. “I don’t always get to deal with honest and friendly people. We usually see people at their worst.”

MISSING FIREARMS

• Police were called yesterday to a home on 2800 block of Borst Avenue about two pistols taken sometime the day before, according to the Centralia Police Department. An investigation is ongoing, according to police. Missing is a 9mm Ruger and a 9mm Smith and Wesson, according to police.

WRECK

• A 20-year-old driver was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital this morning after a single-vehicle wreck at Salzer Valley and Centralia-Alpha roads. Firefighters called to the scene at 7 a.m. said it appeared she was making a turn and put her car into a ditch. The young woman was transported for evaluation because of head and neck pain, Fire Capt. Terry Ternan said. She had been wearing a seatbelt, he said. The sheriff’s office reports the wreck damaged a temporary speed limit sign of 25 mph, posted because of fresh loose gravel and oil on the road.

FIRE BURNS KITCHEN

• A family is displaced after a house fire yesterday afternoon southeast of Centralia. Firefighters called just after 2 p.m. to the 100 block of Widgeon Hill Road were able to make a quick attack, getting a hose into the kitchen, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Capt. Casey McCarthy said nobody was hurt but there was fire damage in the kitchen to cabinets and the wall, as well as smoke damage throughout the home. The cause is under investigation, he said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; police responses for misdemeanor thefts; aid call for someone falling from a bicycle  … and more.

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Friday, July 12th, 2013

VADER VACATION HOME BURGLARIZED

• A deputy was called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday after a 44-year-old man discovered someone had ransacked his Vader vacation home. The California resident said he had last been at the home on the 200 block of Sixth Street on Saturday and when he returned yesterday, the front door was kicked in, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the missing valuables are 30 bottles of expensive wine, a 22 rifle and a box of knives, according to the sheriff’s office. Aftershave and items were also stolen from the refrigerator, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

POSSIBLE PICK-POCKETING IN PACKWOOD

• A Packwood woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday to say she may have been pick-pocketed while shopping at the Tatoosh Food Mart. The woman said she had her husband’s wallet in the “kangaroo pocket” of her sweatshirt but when she went to pay, it was gone. She recalled being bumped by one of three men who were in the store together and said she didn’t know if that caused the wallet to fall out, or if he took it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. That happened between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at the 13000 block of U.S. Highway 12, and since then, his credit card has been used in Yakima and Chehalis, according to the sheriff’s office.

FIREARM MISSING FROM CAR

• A 23-year-old Chehalis area woman called 911 yesterday to report her gun was stolen from under the seat of her vehicle while it was parked, unlocked, at the 100 block of Newaukum Golf Drive. Missing sometime since June 29 is a Ruger 380 LCP, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

TOOLS TAKEN

• Centralia police took a report about 3 o’clock this morning of a tool box taken from the 1300 block of Central Boulevard. Officers have a suspect and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TWO JAILED FOR TRESPASSING

• Two individuals were arrested in connection with trespassing about 7:30 p.m. yesterday at the 500 block of South Silver Street in Centralia. Sixty-year-old Mark A. Johnson, who was allegedly in violation of a protection order when inside the uninhabited building, was booked for burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department. Karen Baumann, 58, of Chehalis, was booked for first-degree trespass, according to police.

BICYCLIST BOOKED

• Chehalis police called just after midnight about a male loitering around Southeast Prospect Avenue subsequently arrested a 23-year-old Vader man after figuring out he had given an officer a fake name. An officer re-contacted Victor J. Hobbs on his bicycle on North National Avenue and arrested him for obstruction, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was wanted on a warrant from Centralia.

DRUGS

• Centralia police arrested a 35-year-old Chehalis man for possession of a controlled substance yesterday. Lance Myhre was booked into the Lewis County Jail following contact with an officer at the 200 block of East Chestnut Street around 5 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department.  He is to be released without charges pending further investigation.

COLLISIONS

• A 22-year-old motorist from Castle Rock was cited for first-degree negligent driving after her car ran into a utility pole at the 100 block of Schreiner Road near Koontz Road near Napavine yesterday. A deputy called about 6:20 p.m. to the scene noted the impact was hard enough to knock out power to several residents in the area. The sheriff’s office was unaware of any injuries to the woman or her passenger.

• Centralia police and aid were called about 2:40 p.m. yesterday to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at East Magnolia Street and North Tower Avenue. The injury was minor, according to police. At about 4:45 p.m., responders were called to Harrison Avenue near the southbound freeway exit where a child on a bicycle was struck by a car. The youngster had a bruised leg but wasn’t transported to the hospital, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

• A 25-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after her car left the roadway at the 400 block of Hillside Drive in Chehalis, went over a steep embankment and “came into contact” with a garage. It also struck another vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It happend about 2 a.m. today. Both vehicles were seriously damaged, the driver was reportedly not injured, according to police. Anna L. Economou, from Tumwater, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

AND MORE

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

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Updated at 4:36 p.m.

AUTO THEFT

• Police were called just before 4:30 a.m. today to the 500 block of West Fourth Street in Centralia where a male told them that when he went back inside to get his coffee after starting his vehicle, someone drove away with it. Missing is a silver 1994 Toyota Camry, according to the Centralia Police Department. The car has a license plate reading 650 WBV, according to police.

BURGLARY

• Someone stole an Xbox from  a residence on the 500 block of Hemlock Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police just before 8 p.m. yesterday.

BURGLARY ARREST

• Police arrested a 32-year-old Centralia man near his home yesterday for second-degree burglary in connection with a break-in to a commercial building at Prindle Street near Cascade Avenue in Chehalis that took place in January. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said someone had tried to steal a pickup truck parked inside as well as lots of tools, but got spooked by an alarm. The arrest came yesterday after police got results of DNA testing on evidence found at the scene, Wilson said. William B. Fleming was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

FIREWORKS ARREST

• Centralia police arrested a 29-year-old man about 6:20 a.m. today at Alder and Elm streets for discharge of illegal fireworks. Aaron A. Skidmore, of Chehalis, was released after an officer issued the citation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

KNIFE HIDDEN IN SLEEVE

• Centralia police arrested a 33-year-old Centralia man about 11 p.m. yesterday at the 1100 block of F Street for carrying a dangerous weapon. According to the Centralia Police Department, Jesse T. Anderson had a large knife concealed in the sleeve of his shirt. Anderson was then released after his contact with an officer. Further details were not readily available.

MAIL STOLEN

• Police took a report from the 2800 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia yesterday of mail stolen from a mailbox.

• A deputy was called to the 100 block of Edgewood Place near Mossyrock yesterday regarding the theft of outgoing mail. The resident found a sticky note from the mail carrier at about 3 p.m. noting the mailbox flag was up yet the box was empty, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. items which had been placed in the box after 9 a.m. contained checks and also credit card information, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police were called about 12:20 p.m. yesterday to the portable building behind the Lewis County Juvenile Justice Center about a 16-year-old participant in a summer program there who allegedly was in possession of marijuana. An officer confiscated a small pill bottle containing green vegetable matter and will be referring the case for a possible charge, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• An officer was called regarding graffiti found on a garage door on the 700 block of F Street in Centralia yesterday.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE STILL INVESTIGATING THEFT OF FIREARMS

• Lewis County Crime Stoppers is looking for tips about two burglaries to the same north Centralia home last month, one of which occurred while the woman who lives there was sleeping. Sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. on June 14, someone got inside the residence on the 100 block of Wakefield Drive and ate some food and stole some medications, according to Crime Stoppers. Authorities believe the same person or persons returned sometime during the following two days and left with two pistols -  22 caliber Ruger and 22 caliber Taurus – a Dell laptop computer and a diamond ring. The loss is around $11,000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Ruben A. Palomares, 28, was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of delivery of methamphetamine. The Tenino-area man was arrested at the end of June following an ongoing investigation by the Chehalis Police Department. Prosecutors say he is a member of the local LVL gang. Deputy Prosecutor Shane O’Rourke said Palomares had no felony criminal history so the standard sentencing range for him was 12 months to 20 months. Attorneys on both sides agreed to recommend to the judge he be sentenced to 18 months and the judge agreed, O’Rourke said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violations of protection orders; responses for alarms, shoplifting, stolen bicycles, other misdemeanor thefts, possible domestic assault, a person seen during the night banging around near dumpsters and talking to self; complaint about speeding vehicle in the neighborhood … and more.

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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VW TARGETED BY FIREWORKS

• Firefighters were called about 12:15 a.m. today to a report of a car on fire which was parked near the intersection of South Tower Avenue and East Main Street in Centralia. The damage to the 1971 Volkswagen station wagon was limited, because patrons at the Hub Tavern had sprayed it with a fire extinguisher, however police were called as it turned out someone had dropped a lit firework through the open sunroof, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It was found sitting on the seat, Fire Capt. Tim Adolphsen said. The Centralia Police Department said this morning they have no suspects. The car belongs to a 36-year-old Centralia man, according to police.

UNRULY ASSAULT SUSPECT

• Chehalis police called about 11 p.m. yesterday about a man chasing a woman around the Wal-Mart parking lot on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue subsequently located a 30-year-old individual from Melba, Idaho and cited him for fourth-degree domestic assault. Chehalis detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said Allan M. Carroll was intoxicated and belligerent and threatened to “do bad things” to the arresting officer when he got out of jail so he was booked for intimidating a public servant.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• A deputy called to the 2900 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis about 1:30 p.m. yesterday found two residences which had been broken into. Someone rummaged through several rooms at one home and next door, stole an Xbox and an iPad, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police were called about 8:20 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of North Tower Avenue where the back door of a business had been forced open. Nobody got inside, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• An officer took a report of medication stolen from a residence at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia yesterday.

DRUGS

• Centralia police took a report yesterday from a 34-year-old Mossyrock man that his vehicle was stolen but concluded it really wasn’t and as he was taken into custody for making a false police report, suspected methamphetamine was found. The contact with an officer took place about 11:20 a.m. at the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive, according to the Centralia Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Christopher M. Jacobson.

VEHICLE PROWL

• A wallet was stolen from a vehicle at the 700 block of G Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 9:25 a.m. yesterday.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assaults, violation of a protection order, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, suspicious circumstances, various other misdemeanor thefts, non-injury collisions, possible suicidal subject; complaint about a dirty pickup truck left parked in front of a business for three days … and more.

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

UNITS AT STORAGE BUSINESS PILFERED

• Some clever thief broke into at least two storage units at a business near Centralia but replaced the cut padlocks with new ones so as not arouse the suspicion of employees, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding yesterday morning to the 3200 block of Ives Road learned that a washer and dryer were removed from one unit, according to the sheriff’s office. Another victim is still compiling a list of missing items. It occurred inside the fenced compound of Prairie Storage sometime since noon on Friday, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

ATTEMPTED FUEL THEFT

• An officer was called yesterday morning to a car lot on the 300 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia after the discovery someone had tried to siphon gas from numerous vehicles. The gas caps were removed, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of West Main Street regarding fraudulent charges made on a stolen credit card.

• Centralia police were called yesterday morning to Quality Rentals on the 1400 block of South Gold Street where someone had stolen tools and a mattress out of a company truck.

PROTEST DRAWS POLICE IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police were called to the property outside Green Hill School for boys yesterday when a group of demonstrators gathered. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said at one point there were as many as 25 individuals, with a sign saying free all prisoners and a loud speaker, some banging pots and pans and some tossing fireworks. Wilson said it apparently coincided with an event at the jail in King County. Officers monitored the situation and avoided arresting anyone, since that’s what the participants seemed to hope for, Wilson said.

REALLY?

• A 17-year-old boy who said he saw a deer on the side of the road and pulled his emergency brake lost control of his car and wrecked it last night along the 500 block of Lincoln Creek Road outside Centralia. His 2004 Hyundai Elantra sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arriving about 8:30 p.m. cited the Rochester motorist for second-degree negligent driving, according to the sheriff’s office. Nobody was taken to the hospital.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving with a suspended license, shoplifting; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, parking lot hit and run, family disputes, seemingly inappropriate activity by a pair of juveniles at park, small dogs alone inside a hot vehicle; complaint about smelly garbage piling up at a neighbor’s and a rat coming over … and more.

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Monday, July 8th, 2013

Updated at 7:01 p.m.

OUT OF CONTROL MAN IN UNDERWEAR ARRESTED

• A 32-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he reportedly was running around in circles in his neighborhood wearing only his underwear, yelling incoherently and intermittently jumping in the air and flopping onto the ground. It happened about 1:10 p.m. on Friday in the area of Southwest Cascade Avenue and Lewis Street in Chehalis. The subject allegedly fought with deputies after he was Tased as they tried to detain him, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Responding deputies, police and aid were allegedly spit upon before Rikardo H. St. Catherine was taken to the hospital to be checked out for clearance so he could be booked into the jail, according to police. He was booked for third-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

CHILD UNDRESSING SELF DRAWS OFFICER

• Chehalis police were called on Friday night to Southwest William Avenue and Third Street regarding an 8-year-old boy who had reportedly dropped his pants in front of  6-year-old girl. No crime was committed but the officer had a conversation with the child about appropriate behavior, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ASSAULT OF CHILD

• Centralia police responded just before 6 p.m. yesterday to the 2300 block of North Pearl Street in connection with an alleged misdemeanor assault upon a child. A suspect has been identified and the case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

OFFICER PUNCHED, MAN TASED

• A 58-year-old Toledo man was arrested for assault over the weekend after he allegedly “sucker punched” a police officer in the mouth who had given him a ride home from a bar, where officers had been called because of the man’s angry manner. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Gregory A. King was calmed down and accepted a ride home from Toledo Police Department Officer Samuel Patrick but then became increasingly rude, according to charging documents. After he was let out of the backseat of the patrol car, King allegedly got within several inches of the officer, thrusting his hands toward his face, when the officer put his hand on King’s chest, charging documents state. After Patrick was struck, he deployed his Taser into King until he could be detained with the help from others officers who came to help, according to charging documents. King was charged today with third-degree assault and ordered held on $20,000 bail.

BREAK-INS

• Someone stole a 357 Magnum revolver, a 22 long rifle and a pistol from a home on the 100 block of Morris Road in Randle. A deputy called to the home on Saturday was told by the 53-year-old woman who lives there it occurred sometime since Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office. Also taken was a brown leather holster, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A deputy was called on Sunday morning after a 74-year-old Mossyrock-area resident discovered someone had come into his home and drank his liquor and stole his Colt revolver sometime since mid-February while he had been away. There was no sign of forced entry but also missing from the residence on the 100 block of Salmon Creek Road was an Italian leather holster, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Someone broke through a skylight at a home on the 2100 block of Seminary Hill Road and stole various items including $2,000 cash from a bedroom drawer and numerous video tapes, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the residence yesterday was told the victim returned home after being away for a month and discovered the burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. Several rooms were ransacked, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• A 52-year-old man who lives of the 2800 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia reported he arrived home about 2 a.m. on Sunday to discover someone had broken a window and come inside his residence. It occurred sometime since Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It wasn’t immediately obvious if anything was missing, according to the sheriff’s office.

PURSES STOLEN

• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday to a store on the 1300 block of Lum Road in Centralia regarding the theft of a number of purse. Officers were given the license plate numbers of the fleeing vehicle and will be reviewing security video of the suspects, according to police.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl just discovered on the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue. Along the way, the responding officer picked up a tool box observed sitting on the side of the road, which turned out to be what was stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report just before 6 p.m. yesterday that someone entered a garage at the 200 block of North King Street and rummaged through a vehicle.

• Police took a report yesterday of a vehicle prowl at the 1100 block of Brotherson Road in Centralia. A key found broken off in the ignition suggests someone was going to steal the vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NOT GOING TO THE LOST AND FOUND

• Chehalis police were called about 11:25 a.m. on Saturday to Safeway on the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard where a manager turned over a bag of marijuana that someone must have lost at the store. The item was taken for destruction, not to be put in the lost and found, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ANIMAL RESCUE

• An officer was called about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday to a report a fawn was trapped inside the fenced area of a storage business on the 1900 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue. It’s mother was reportedly on the outside of the fence.

SEX CRIME

• A 30-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Saturday at his home for an alleged past incident of inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old child he is related to. Michael E. Miller was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case is still under investigation, according to police. Bail was set at $100,000 today, based on a court-approved “hold” but no charges have been filed. Prosecutors have 72 hours to either file charges or release Miller, according to Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer.

ACCIDENTS

• An 18-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted after an accident yesterday at the Burnt Ridge Motocross Park near Cinebar. Lewis County Fire District 8 was called about 2:15 p.m. to the 400 block of Johnson Road to assist an on-duty EMT after the crash, according to Chief Duran McDaniel. “There was quite a bit of damage to his helmet, so based on that we airlifted him from the football field in Onalaska,” McDaniel said. McDaniel said yesterday’s event involved riders as young as 14 and into their late 20s. The patient is from the Vancouver area, so he was flown to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, according to McDaniel.

• An 18-year-old Centralia man and his passenger reportedly escaped injury after a rollover accident on the 600 block of Curtis Hill Road west of Chehalis. A deputy responding to the scene about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday was told the driver had just gotten his license four days earlier and was traveling down the hill in neutral to conserve fuel but got going too fast and lost control of his car. The 2004 Saturn was described as totaled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Chehalis police were called about 2:25 p.m. on Friday after a motorist said the bar in front of the railroad tracks at Northwest State Avenue came down and struck her car. She said the warning lights didn’t flash until after the bar dropped down, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Lewis County Fire District 8 was called to the 500 block of Brim Road southwest of Salkum for a quad accident about 11:45 p.m. on Friday. A male and a female patient were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for evaluation, according to Chief Duran McDaniel.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, misdemeanor domestic assault, violations of no contact orders; responses for alarms, shoplifting, disputes, collisions, someone observing someone in a vehicle smoking marijuana in a parking lot, snarling pups running loose; complaints about loud music at the neighbors, fireworks … and more.

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

TWO HELD FOLLOWING POULTRY ATTACK

• Centralia police impounded a pair of dogs yesterday after they allegedly killed five chickens. Officers who responded about 9 a.m. to the 2400 block of Seward Avenue contacted the owners of the dogs, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called on Friday morning to the 200 block of West Oakview Avenue regarding the theft of jewelry.

• Police were called about 12:20 p.m. on Friday to the 900 block of South Schueber Road about stolen cash.

• A 35-year-old Lacey resident was arrested for felony shoplifting and possession of methamphetamine on Friday evening at the 100 block of High Street in Centralia, according to police. Kareem A. Williams was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, trespassing; responses for misdemeanor theft, collisions; complaints about someone throwing an egg at a car … and more.

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Friday, July 5th, 2013

Updated at 12:03 p.m.

DOMESTIC  SITUATION

• A 20-year-old Centralia man was jailed overnight for allegedly holding his girlfriend inside an apartment against her will during a dispute. Officers responding about 12:20 a.m. today to the 200 block of West Cherry Street arrested Christian T. Drakos for unlawful imprisonment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

BICYCLIST FLEES POLICE

• A 25-year-old Centralia man who allegedly fled after an officer attempted to stop him on his bicycle was arrested about 9 p.m. yesterday in the area of West Van Buren Street in Centralia. Police report Spencer R. Barney was wanted for a warrant and that he was arrested for obstructing and resisting arrest, however the Lewis County Jail roster shows he was booked for attempting to elude.

PROWLING IN A DRIVEWAY

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone cut the fuel line to a pickup truck parked in  its driveway on the 3000 block of Jackson Highway and stole about five gallons of gasoline. It happened sometime between midnight on June 29 and Monday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. The repair is estimated at $114, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

OTHER THEFT

• Chehalis police took a report of identity theft in connection with a location on Bishop Road. Further details were not readily available.

MISSING CASH

• Chehalis police were called by a customer from Wal-Mart on Wednesday night who said he lost $900 while at the store at about 9:30 p.m. Further details were not readily available.

FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTION

• Firefighters were called just before 7 p.m. yesterday to a fire in tall grass in the area of Meier Road near U.S. Highway 12. Lewis County Fire District 5 Firefighter Brad Bozarth said he wasn’t sure what started it, but there were both fireworks and ATVs in the area. He estimated the size at 80 feet by 80 feet.

• At about 8:30 p.m. yesterday, crews responded to a grass fire in a ditch in area of Tennessee and Nelson roads in Winlock. It grew to about 30-feet by 10-feet before it was extinguished, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said he wasn’t sure what caused it.

• The Rochester-Littlerock area fire department responded to a handful of fire calls related to fireworks overnight but all were extinguished before crews arrived, according to Lt. Eric Smith. Napavine area firefighters reported a teeny grass fire and Centralia reported one in beauty bark.

WRECKS

• One man was taken to the hospital after his motorcycle and a car collided on state Route 507 at the east end of Tenino this morning. It happened about 8:15 a.m. and the patient sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Thurston County Fire District 12 Acting Lt. Jed Neumeier.

Mellen Street in Centralia was closed for about an hour yesterday after a vehicle accident that had many of the makings for a tragedy much larger than it turned out to be. A motorist collided with a utility pole which broke and landed on his pickup truck leaving live power lines laying on the ground, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The estimated 3,000 pound transformer from atop the pole fell into the bed of the truck, Capt. Scott Snyder said. “If it would have been one foot the other way, we’d have had a whole different outcome,” Snyder said. Fire crews attempted to back everyone away from the truck until they could confirm whether the power lines were energized. The lines gave no indications they were hot, but it turned out they indeed were, according to Snyder. “There were some bystanders trying to help him out as well, and they could have been brought into the mix of patients,” Snyder said. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on the 1200 block. Snyder said he wasn’t certain what caused the wreck, it may have been a medical issue, but the driver was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with a possible head injury. “This guy was really lucky,” Snyder said. “I told the guy he should go buy a lottery ticket.”

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assaults, teenager with alcohol; responses for burglar alarms, misdemeanor theft, possible overdose, suspicious circumstances, collision on Harrison Avenue in Centralia; complaints about bottle rockets landing in yard, noise from suspected illegal fireworks … and more.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013

VANDALISM

• Police arrested an 18-year-old Centralia man last night after he was allegedly seen spray painting graffiti at several locations in Centralia. Garrett M. Giradin was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree malicious mischief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

APPEAL: CONVICTION FOR MINOR WOUND GETS MINOR DO-OVER

• An appeals court has said a Centralia man should have been convicted of second-degree assault not first-degree in a case in which he was found to have stabbed his wife in the back of her neck, missing all her vital parts and leaving a small but deep puncture wound. Twenty-seven-year-old Yovany Hernandez Gomez was arrested and charged in May 2011 and the following September found guilty in jury trial in Lewis County Superior Court. It happened at the woman’s brother’s house on North Pearl Street where she had gone after a fight with her husband, police said at the time. According to court documents, he said it was accidental as he tried to hug her, but her testimony indicated it occurred as she was trying to get away from him and fell down briefly losing consciousness. A doctor described the one-centimeter wide but three-and-half-inch deep wound as one that could have killed her if the knife had penetrated at a slightly different angle, and said it would leave a “pretty minimal” permanent scar. Hernandez-Gomez’s appeals attorneys argued the state failed to prove the severity of the injuries met the standard of “the most serious injuries short of death” needed for first-degree assault. The decision from the Washington State Court of Appeals Division II– stating it viewed the evidence in the most favorable light to the state – focused on the injury itself being relatively minor, creating only soreness and sensitivity as it healed. The court looked at the difference between great bodily harm and substantial bodily harm. The court said the evidence showed the disfigurement may be permanent, but was not disfigurement of a “significant” or “serious” nature. The decision filed on Tuesday reversed Hernandez-Gomez’s conviction for first-degree assault and remanded to the trial court to enter a judgement and sentence for second-degree assault.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for minor collisions on Harrison Avenue in Centralia, small cooking fire, small grass fire, small fire under a house from a cigarette butt, lots of aid calls  … and more.

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Updated at 4:24 p.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD FIGHT

• Police called about 9:20 p.m. yesterday to a dispute between neighbors at the 600 block of J Street in Centralia ended up arresting a 55-year-old man for harassment. James M. Wofford was upset about noise keeping him up and other issues, according to police. There was a scuffle, and Wofford allegedly threatened to kill the neighbor and burn down his house, according to Sgt. Stacy Denham. “Both claimed the other threatened the other one,” Denham said. Wofford was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was to be released from the jail without charges.

THEFT

• Centralia police were called just after 9 a.m. yesterday to the 2700 block of Colonial Drive regarding the theft of approximately $300 from a resident’s lock box.

TRESPASSING

• Centralia police responded about 3 p.m. yesterday to a vacant residence on the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue where evidence was found someone had been inside. They left a pop bottle behind, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for other disputes, other misdemeanor theft, possible drug overdose, minor injury or non-injury collisions; complaints about barking dogs, wandering dogs … and more.

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

COLLISIONS

• A 58-year-old Centralia man escaped serious injury when his motorcycle struck a deer overnight on Kresky Avenue in Chehalis. He was wearing a helmet and was taken to the hospital by a family member, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. It happened just after midnight near Scott Johnson Road.

• Police and aid responded about 7 a.m. today to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at Harrison Avenue and East High Street. Those involved indicated they did not wish to file a police report or go to the hospital, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT

• Police were called to the 700 block of South Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon regarding the theft sometime during the previous week of a flat screen television.

• Centralia police took a report about 6 p.m. yesterday from the 1000 block of South Gold Street in Centralia regarding the theft of 10 gallons of gasoline from a rental truck.

CAR PROWL

• Someone stole a cell phone from a vehicle at the 1600 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.

BURNING CAR

• Firefighters were called to a fully involved vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis yesterday evening. The flames were extinguished, no one was hurt, according to Lewis County Fire District 6.

BURNING GRASS

• Chehalis firefighters were called about 9 p.m. yesterday to a grass fire near Southeast First Street and Adams Avenue. A passerby tried to extinguish  it and firefighters put water on it. A spent firework was found in the approximately three-foot by five-foot burned area, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

KEEP COOL

• Lewis County Fire District 6 is inviting the public once again to hang out at their Jackson Highway station during the heat today. The “cooling station” will be open from noon until 4 p.m., according to Firefighter Mike Goodwillie.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, graffiti, fender benders, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, request to check on the welfare of an individual … and more.

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Updated

ARGUMENT ENDS WITH ONY-AREA MAN RUN OVER

• A 50-year-old Silver Creek man was arrested after he allegedly intentional ran over an individual at a residence he was visiting at the 400 block of Gore Road in Onalaska  last night. It began with an argument between the resident and the visitor, Brian S. Baimbridge, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust said a deputy responding about 8:45 p.m. was told the 51-year-old resident came at Baimbridge with a stick and Baimbridge sped down the driveway, turned around and drove back toward the man. The victim wasn’t able to get out of the way of the Land Rover, according Aust. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and “remarkably” escaped with only scrapes, Aust said. Baimbridge  was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.

FIREARM THEFT

• Someone forcibly entered a residence on the 2600 block of Graf Road outside Centralia overt the weekend and stole a 38 caliber revolver and miscellaneous coins, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home was told it happened sometime between noon on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $500.

THEFT FROM BOAT

• A deputy was called to Taidnapam Park south of Glenoma on Saturday after the discovery more than $4,000 worth of fishing gear was stolen off a boat. Missing is a Lowrance brand fish finder and five Denali fishing rods, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened between 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 o’clock the following morning, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

MORE THEFT

• A portable wheelchair ramp and two ladders were stolen fro property on the 600 block of Evans Road near Toledo. A deputy called yesterday was told it happened sometime sine Thursday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is nearly $2,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A White brand gray with burgundy trim riding lawn mower was reported missing from the 100 block of Mineral Creek Road on Friday afternoon, the Lewis County Sheriff’s office reported this morning. It had no motor, according to the sheriff’s office. It was taken sometime after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

GENERAL UNRULINESS

• A 41-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 4:30 a.m. today after he allegedly pushed a hospital staff member who was attempting to discharge him, according to police Officers called to Providence Centralia Hospital on the 900 block of South Schueber Road booked Trygve J. Nelson into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nelson had been cited by police earlier for numerous alleged offenses after he was contacted by an officer on the 1300 block of North Pearl Street on his scooter and became aggressive and refused to cooperate, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Jeffrey D. Jacob, 49, of Chehalis, was arrested for disorderly conduct at the Twin City Town Center after an incident an officer termed “road rage.” Police called about 3:45 p.m. on Friday to the 1400 block of Louisiana Avenue  were told Jacob’s vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle which had stopped at  stop sign and he began yelling, screaming and honking his horn and frightening the other driver, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 30-year-old Idaho man was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct after police were called on Saturday afternoon to Stan Hedwall Park on Rice Road. An officer was told a man at the swimming hole asked Allan M. Carroll to please ask his children to stop cussing at the other children and Carroll let loose with a barrage of abusive language, telling the other man he should leave the area, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The first man felt threatened, Sgt. Gary WIlson said. “Hot weather and alcohol causes people to lose their minds sometimes,” Wilson said.

NUMEROUS RESPONSES FOR ANIMALS INSIDE HOT CARS

• Chehalis police were called at least five times about dogs left in hot vehicles in parking lots over the weekend. No citations were issued as none of the animals was in distress when officers arrived, but each was “educated” about the dangers of their actions, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CHILD AIRLIFTED WITH INJURIES FROM TV

• A 5-year-old boy was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after an apparent accident in a home on the 300 block of South Street in Centralia yesterday. Firefighters called just before 8 a.m. learned the child may have pulled on old-fashioned television onto himself, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

WRECKS

• A motorcyclist escaped serious injury when he struck a deer on U.S. Highway 12 near Ethel yesterday afternoon. Firefighters called to milepost 71 said the victim suffered some “road rash” but he got up and declined a trip to the hospital. The deer wasn’t so lucky, according to Lewis County Fire District 8.

• Two people were hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck on Saturday in which their car ran off state Route 7 north of Morton and struck a sign. Troopers called just before noon to the scene about five miles north of Morton are investigating the collision, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver, Terry A. Stapleton, 49, of Roy, was reportedly uninjured. His 1996 Ford Taurus was totaled, according to the state patrol. Transported to Morton General Hospital were passengers Henry A. Sadowski, 26, of Roy, and Marina M. Stapleton, 19, of Puyallup, the state patrol reported.

ATTEMPTED ARSON SUSPECTED IN CHEHALIS BREAK-IN

• Chehalis police are looking for information from the public regarding a burglary in mid June in which appears to have included an attempted arson. Officers called about 6:25 a.m. on June 15 to a residence on the 100 block of Southwest Ninth Street smelled gasoline and found matches, maybe somebody trying to cover their tracks, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said  today. Nothing was actually ignited, Wilson said. A window had been broken out and missing were two televisions, one of which was a Panasonic 46-inch plasma TV, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is estimated at $2,000. Lewis County Crime Stoppers is seeking tips. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of crimes. Anonymous calls can be made to 1-800-748-6422.

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• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for violation of a protection order, collisions, suspicious circumstances, alarms, threats or attempts of suicide, misdemeanor theft, various disputes; complaints of loud music, prank phone calls … and more.

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013

WRECK

• A pair of 22-year-olds from Olympia were injured when a motorcycle ended up in a creek at the “S” curves on North Gold Street in Centralia yesterday. Police responding about 6 p.m. concluded excessive speed was a factor in the wreck. The male and female patients were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, responders said. Both were wearing helmets.

DRUGS

• A 37-year-old man stopped for riding a bicycle without a headlight in Centralia overnight was found to have warrants for his arrest and when he was detained, baggies of suspected meth fell from his hand, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened about 4:30 a.m. near Jefferson and South Pearl streets, according to police. Makia D. Adams was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail.

THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 2 o’clock this morning regarding an individual stealing beer from a convenience store on the 600 block of South Tower Avenue.

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of East Van Buren Street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday about wiring being ripped from the walls of building. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Friday, June 28th, 2013

Updated at 10:12 p.m.

ONE HURT IN HIGH-SPEED COLLISION WITH DEER ON STATE ROUTE 505

• A 55-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized last night after he struck a deer southeast of Toledo, was tossed onto the ground and slid some 50 feet along the pavement. Troopers and aid responded about 9:20 p.m. to the scene, along state Route 505 near Merchant Road. The bike was big, the deer was small and the speed limit there is 55 mph, according to Lewis County Fire District 2 Chief Grant Wiltbank. The chief said the touring-type motorcycle continued nearly another 100 feet past the rider. “He was wearing modern and fairly heavy duty riding clothes,” Wiltbank said. “If he’d have been wearing just Levi jeans or something, he’d have been pretty torn up with all that.” Thomas I. Newland, 55, from San Francisco, was headed north, and a passing physician had stopped to wait with him for the fire department, according to responders. He was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, the chief said. The 2012 BMW sustained significant damage. The deer was killed upon impact. No citation is expected, but the Washington State Patrol blamed inattention.

ONE HURT IN WRECK WITH FREEWAY SIGN

• One person was injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 5 north of Centralia yesterday morning. Troopers called about 5:15 a.m. reported a 21-year-old woman from Kent was traveling northbound near the county line when her Saturn station wagon left the roadway to the right, struck a sign and rolled. The driver Lisa M. Wilkins was reportedly uninjured but her passenger, Brianna P. Chandler, 23, from Snoqualmie, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. The state patrol blamed driver inattention for the wreck.

GUN STOLEN IN BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called just after noon yesterday to an office which had been broken in to at the 400 block of West Main Street. Taken was a camera and 25 caliber pistol, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SCARY GUY WITH BIKE

• Police were called to a north Centralia neighborhood about 3:30 p.m. yesterday where a 13-year-old boy said as he rode his bike down Oxford Avenue past an abandoned house, a guy with a bike reached out and grabbed towards him. The youngster told police as he pedaled away, he noticed the guy behind him, although not chasing after him, according to the Centralia Police Department. The subject wasn’t located and at this point, it appears less like an attempted abduction and more like someone trying to scare a kid, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.

VISITOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY PULLING WOMAN INTO BEDROOM

• A 22-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday for unlawful imprisonment for an incident that occurred early last week when he was a guest in a home on the 200 block of Howe Road East near Toledo. A detective was told when it was reported the following day that Rupp W. Freece was intoxicated and dragged the 61-year-old female resident down a hallway into a bedroom, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She screamed, he let go of her and other members of the household made him leave, Cmdr. Steve Aust said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarms, fender benders, graffiti on a fence, bicycle theft, misbehaving dogs … and more.

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Updated at 5:59 p.m.

STOLEN GAME

• Centralia police took a report about 6:25 p.m. yesterday that an Xbox was missing from a home on the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road.

PHONY $1 BILLS TURN UP

• Police were called to the 500 block of North Pearl Street yesterday when two counterfeit $1 bills were found as a customer attempted to pay their city light bill. The customer finished paying with real money and the fake cash was taken by the police department.

VANDALISM

• Someone spray painted a couple of parked cars along the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:15 a.m. today.

• Centralia police were called about 11:10 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue where someone had spray painted graffiti on the roof of a building. It was fairly multi-colored and less gang like than “artsy,” according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Centralia police responded about 6:45 a.m. today to the 1000 block of E Street where someone had rummaged through a car. It wasn’t immediately clear if anything was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The two men charged in the beating and stun gun assault of a 32-year-old Chehalis man who thought he was with them to buy drugs pleaded not guilty today to intimidating a witness, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and harassment. Joseph M. Hanks, 30, of Rochester, and Elijah M. Garibay, 25, from Elma, remain held in the Lewis County Jail following the June 18 incident outside the Peppertree Motel on Alder Street in Centralia. They appeared before a judge this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. Their trial was set for the week of August 12.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, drunken driving; responses for alarms, misdemeanor domestic assault, fender bender, skateboard stolen from a playground; complaints about barking dogs, panhandlers … and more.

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Updated at 1:28 p.m.

WOMAN STRIKES MAN WITH PIECE OF WOOD

• A 34-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for second-degree assault yesterday after she allegedly hit her boyfriend with a board. Officers responding about 1:50 p.m. to the 1400 block of Johnson Road booked Jennifer L. Leard into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. The man’s injuries were minor, according to police.

NEPHEW THREATENS VIOLENCE

• Centralia police arrested a 25-year-old man for second-degree robbery after he allegedly threatened to hit his uncle unless he gave him money. Officers responding to the 2900 block of Mount Vista Road at about noon on Monday arrested David L. Reser-Edwards, of Centralia, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was released from jail yesterday without charges pending further investigation.

DISPUTE FINDS ITS WAY INTO CHEHALIS BUSINESS

• Chehalis police yesterday were still trying to sort out a commotion from the day before when a man chased a woman in a pink bathrobe into Ace Hardware on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard. An arriving officer got different versions of what had preceded the incident, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The woman said she had been inside the vehicle when the man pulled her hair but also said they had been at a bank together and she grabbed a check from his hand and ran, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said.

TV TAKEN IN BURGLARY

• Chehalis police were called to the 100 block of Northeast Division Street yesterday evening after a woman returned home and found someone had broken into her apartment and stole a 32-inch television. The door had been pushed in, according to police. It happened sometime between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sgt. Gary Wilson said.

RV BREAK-IN

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday that someone broke into a travel trailer on the 100 block of Salem Plant Road in Silver Creek and stole a cast iron griddle, a television and a portable fire pit. It happened sometime between the evening of June 8 and Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

MISSING CAR

• A silver 1991 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 1800 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the Centralia Police Department. It’s license plate reads 109ZUL, according to police.

WRECK

• A 39-year-old motorist was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly struck a car causing it major damage yesterday afternoon at the 1300 block of Bishop Road near Interstate Avenue in Chehalis. A deputy responding abut 3 p.m. noted all injuries were minor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher E. Thayer, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked in to the Lewis County Jail. He also had a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office.

HEADS UP TO POLICE

• Chehalis police took a call from an individual yesterday on the 700 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue who said he was going to sit up with a pistol overnight in his backyard because people had been prowling around in the area in recent nights, and he just wanted officers to be aware. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said he didn’t yet know specifics of the police contact with the man, but he doesn’t recommend anyone sit up with a loaded firearm and wait for someone passing by. His advice is call 911 if and when something suspicious occurs, he said.

MISSING VEHICLE FOUND UNDER WATER

• An SUV stolen from the park and ride lot in Chehalis in early March 2003 GMC Yukon Denali turned up in an old rock quarry pond in Rochester, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Ray Brady said yesterday the 2003 GMC Yukon Denali was discovered over the weekend by some boys who were kayaking in the pond off 196th Avenue Southwest. A dive team and a tow company on Monday recovered the SUV, which seemed to have been ditched there intentionally, according to Brady. The sergeant said it had obviously been in the water for some time.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, driving with a suspended license; responses for alarms, disorderly subject, fender benders, other misdemeanor thefts, a citizen worried about a man living in his truck with his 5-month-old baby which appeared to have a skin condition, was wearing clothing that didn’t fit and was drinking only powdered milk – a Chehalis officer who responded found the child was clean, healthy and being taken care of, so no further action on the part of police was necessary, according to detective Sgt. Gary Wilson … and more.

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An abandoned Yukon Denali is pulled from a pond in Rochester. / Courtesy photo by Grant’s Towing