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News brief: Sleepy semi driver okay after spectacular wreck

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Diesel fuel and sulfuric acid are cleaned up on I-5 near milepost 78 on Thursday. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The driver of the semi truck that wrecked on Interstate 5 in Chehalis yesterday was listed in satisfactory condition this morning.

The Washington State Patrol reports they believe the 44-year-old man from Lakewood fell asleep. His northbound truck crashed through the center barrier and landed on its side beneath the West Street bridge.

The southbound lanes were closed for about eight hours while the wreckage and mess was cleaned up after the approximately 6:30 a.m. collision.

The 2016 International tractor and trailer were totaled.

Tanu V. Teloma was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

His is being charged with negligent driving, according to the state patrol.
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For background, read “News brief: One injured, I-5 closed southbound at Chehalis” from Thursday December 1, 2016 at 8:20 a.m., here

News brief: Centralia shooting suspect found in Tumwater

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Updated at 11:18 a.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The suspect in the Tuesday afternoon shooting outside an apartment complex in Centralia has been picked up on a $1 million arrest warrant.

David Serrano Mosso, 20, was located about 9:30 p.m. at a motel in the Tumwater area, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Dusty Breen stated last night that Serrano Mosso would be booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and drive by shooting.

Authorities say the Centralia resident was a passenger in a white sport utility vehicle that pulled up to a 19-year-old man  at the 3100 block of Ives Road and fired one round from a handgun, grazing the victim’s leg.

Law enforcement officers from numerous agencies were involved in last night’s arrest, including Lewis County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team, Homeland Security Investigations and the Tumwater Police Department, according to Breen.

Breen didn’t have all the details, but said he understood an individual who had transported Serrano Mosso and got him a motel room was also arrested

About two hours before Serrano Mosso was arrested, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release stating that anyone helping Serrano Mosso could be charged with the felony of rendering criminal assistance.

Serrano Mosso is expected to be brought before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court at 4 p.m. today.
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For background, read “Centralia shooting suspect remains at large” from Wednesday November 30, 2016, here

News brief: One injured, I-5 closed southbound at Chehalis

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Semi overturns onto I-5 at Chehalis. / Courtesy photo by Washington State Patrol.

Updated at 9:32 a.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Southbound Interstate 5 at Chehalis is shut down while crews work to clean up debris and the wreckage of a semi truck this morning.

Trooper Will Finn states the driver is being airlifted.

Responders called to the scene at 6:30 a.m. beneath the West Street overpass found the semi truck laying on its side across the southbound lanes.

It appeared the northbound truck struck the guard rail and then came back onto the roadway and slammed through the center barrier, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

There is lots of oil and diesel on the road, Firefighter Jay Birley said.

Finn said flying debris damaged two other vehicles, one of which sustained a shattered windshield.

There is no estimated time for reopening the highway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Forty feet of center median jersey barrier needs to be replaced, according to WSDOT.

The scene is just north of the Main Street interchange.

Southbound traffic is being detoured onto Chamber of Commerce Way to Louisiana Avenue to state Route 6 returning to I-5, according to WSDOT. Drivers should expect long delays.

WSDOT advises motorists to use an alternate route or delay travel.

News brief: Chehalis area garage goes up in flames

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A fire investigator is looking into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a large garage and its contents last night in rural Chehalis.

The resident who was home at the 100 block of Sanford Court north of Adna discovered the fire and called 911 about 8:20 p.m., according to Riverside Fire Authority.

An arriving crew found the detached structure fully involved in flames and threatening to spread to the adjacent home, outbuildings and trees, Chief Mike Kytta reports.

They were joined by personnel from Lewis County Fire Districts 6 and 13, and managed to contain it to the building of origin, according to Kytta.

The contents, which included numerous motorcycles and a car, as well as the approximately 30-foot by 36-foot metal-roofed garage are a total loss, according to authorities.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by an investigator from the Chehalis Fire Department.

News brief: Centralia man shot by individual in vehicle, which then flees

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Updated at 6:20 p.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene this afternoon of a shooting at the 3100 block of Ives Road in Centralia.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, via Twitter, indicated just before 4 p.m. they were trying to locate the suspect.

Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said preliminary information is the male victim was outside an apartment complex’s office, off Harrison Avenue, when a vehicle pulled up.

“The individual yells out to him, he turns to see what’s going on and a shot or shots are fired,” Breen said.

The male was struck in the leg, the injury is non-life threatening, Breen said.

Breen said the 19-year-old Centralia man at first didn’t realize he was hit.

“It just kind of grazed him and he drove himself to the hospital,” Breen said.

The victim apparently has known the suspect about a month, having done some automotive work for him, Breen said.

Breen confirmed about 6 p.m. it was just one shot, fired from a handgun.

Deputies are chasing down some leads, looking for a person whose identity they know, he said. A white sport utility vehicle is believed to be involved, he said.

 

News brief: WSP investigates fatal hit and run near Grand Mound

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Updated at 6:08 p.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Washington State Patrol suspects a man whose body was found about 75 feet off of U.S. Highway 12 in Grand Mound yesterday morning had been walking on the shoulder and was hit by a vehicle.

A trooper was dispatched just before 9:15 a.m. after a phone call from a motorist who thought they saw a body, according to the state patrol.

“We got aid to the scene and he was pronounced dead,” Trooper Todd Bartolac said. “He was cold to the touch.”

Bartolac said they don’t know when the man was struck or when he died.

It happened just east of Pecan Street.

The initial investigation suggests the victim had been walking along the eastbound shoulder and was hit by an unknown eastbound vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Detectives don’t yet know exactly what happened, Bartolac said. He expects the coroner will be conducting an autopsy.

The man is identified as Kenneth J. Rose, a 36-year-old resident of Tenino.

Evidence at the scene indicates the suspect vehicle is a newer, silver GMC or Chevrolet pickup or sport utility vehicle, the state patrol indicates. It would have significant damage to its front and passenger side, including to its side mirror, windshield and bumper, according to the state patrol.

Detectives are seeking witnesses or individuals who may have knowledge of the events leading up to the collision. They can contact detective Jim Meldrum at 253-538-3174 or email at james.meldrum@wsp.wa.gov

News brief: Victim startles burglars inside Centralia residence

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Centralia police caught one suspect after a Centralia woman called 911 from her locked bedroom to say people had broken into her home yesterday.

She heard someone banging on the door and wasn’t expecting anyone, so she locked herself in her room, according to the Centralia Police Department.

The knocking stopped and someone kicked in the door, Sgt. Dave Clary said. While she was on the phone with 911, the intruders broke through the interior door where she was, Clary said.

“The burglars were surprised, she yelled or screamed or something,” he said. “They went out the door.”

Officers responded to the approximately 4:20 p.m. call to the 900 block of West Pear Street.

Clary said the two were carrying shoes, like athletic shoes, when he arrived to the scene and they took off running. He said he chased them for about two blocks and then the suspects separated.

One was found hiding and was taken into custody, he said.

A police dog track for the second person was lengthy, but unsuccessful, according to Clary.

Isaiah M. Kelly, 20, of Federal Way, was arrested for residential burglary and booked into the Lewis County Jail.

News brief: Elderly motorist dead in U.S. Highway 12 wreck

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – An 86-year-old Yakima driver died at the scene of a single-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 12 just west of Packwood early this morning.

Troopers called about 12:35 a.m. determined the Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle had been westbound and crossed the centerline, leaving the roadway and entering a ditch before striking a tree.

Kenneth L. Whitmire, from Yakima, had been wearing a seatbelt but was deceased, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Durango was totaled. It was impounded and the wreck is under investigation, according to the state patrol.

News brief: Deputy clerk declares candidacy for Lewis County clerk job

Friday, November 18th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – While the Lewis County Board of Commissioners just days ago selected Scott Tinney to finish out the term of retired Lewis County Clerk Kathy Brack, the local Republican’s first choice for the position signaled her intentions today to run for the post next year.

Tinney is a Lewis County resident, and comes from the Thurston County Clerk’s Office. He began his new job this week.

Brack vacated the elected office in mid-September, two years into a four-year term. Because she served as a Republican, her party had a role in the process of replacing her.

Carla Shannon was their top pick, among three names the party forwarded to county commissioners.

She registered today with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission as a candidate to run for for Lewis County clerk in a special election next November.

Shannon is a deputy clerk in the Lewis County Clerk’s Office, where she has worked almost five years. She serves as the courtroom clerk for Lewis County Superior Court Judge Nelson Hunt.

Her campaign treasurer-manager, her husband Jim Shannon, said she’s following up on the commitment she made when she submitted her name to the local Republican party at the end of this summer as a potential replacement for Brack.

He said she congratulated Tinney and also sent a letter to the Republican precinct committee officers to thank them. She got 27 of their 29 votes, he said.

The Lewis County clerk serves as the official record keeper for the Lewis County Superior Court. The job pays $75,108 a year.

The county commissioner’s Vice Chair Gary Stamper said they formally appointed Tinney on Monday.

Stamper said he felt all three candidates were very good and did a great job in the interview process, but they could only choose one.

Tiffini Walker who previously was a deputy clerk in the Lewis County Clerk’s Office was the Republican’s second preferred choice. Tinney was their third.

“Through my questioning and information I received, he had a real broad base and experience in every area the questions centered around,” Stamper said. “And had perspective coming from another county.”

The elected position will be on the ballot again in November 2018, for a regular four-year term.
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For background, read “News brief: Three vying for Lewis County clerk job” from Wednesday November 2, 2016, here

News brief: Bad bills with pink markings circulating in Centralia

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Detective shares images of phony cash. / Courtesy Centralia Police Department.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Centralia police are trying to track down the source of counterfeit $100 bills being passed at local businesses, with tell-tale markings of Chinese or Asian symbols printed on them in pink or red ink.

Police detective Patty Finch is asking anyone who accepts a suspicious looking bill to call the police immediately to help them identify the person or person’s using them.

“Although we have only received reports of $100 bills being passed, it is our understanding that there may be other denominations circulating,” Finch said in a news release today.

The detective advises the public to inspect bills before accepting them, especially in light of approaching holidays, and presumably the increased spending that means.

Anyone who has any information on this is asked to please contact Finch at the Centralia Police Department.

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Backside of fake $100 bill. / Courtesy Centralia Police Department.

News brief: Apartment arsons blamed on employee

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Centralia police say an apartment manager cut her own wrists and throat days after setting two fires at the complex where she works in Centralia and has confessed.

Kathrin L. Turner, 44, is still under medical care for the life-threatening injuries from last Sunday, at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road, according to the Centralia Police Department.

Officers and aid called just after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, found Turner in the bathroom of a common area of the complex severe lacerations. A box cutter was found in the bathroom, police said.

The Wednesday and Thursday before, the fire department was called to suspicious fires at the apartments. The damage was minimal.

Centralia police today announced that the attempted arsons were solved with a confession, evidence and interviews in what they called a very intense investigation. They determined the fires were set by the employee, according to a news release.

The statement distributed by detective Sgt. Carl Buster with detective John Panco’s name on it, indicates the investigation is complete and the case has been forwarded to prosecutors for charging.
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For background, read “News brief: Detectives not seeking any assailant for apartment incident with box cutter” from Wednesday November 9, 2016, here

News brief: Centralia home catches fire, two hospitalized

Monday, November 14th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Two people were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital this morning after a house fire on the 800 block of J Street in Centralia.

Firefighters called at 6:45 a.m. arrived to find smoke issuing from the house and then flames in the living area of the home, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

Two individuals had escaped prior to the crew’s arrival and were transported by ambulance to to be evaluated for possible smoke inhalation injuries, according to Chief Mike Kytta.

The home has extensive smoke damage throughout and two rooms were heavily burned, according to Kytta. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

The occupants were displaced due to the fire and are receiving assistance from our local American Red Cross representatives, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

News brief: Centralia officers investigate shot fired at car

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Updated at 4:48 p.m.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A woman reported her vehicle was shot at after a confrontation with a group of males on a Centralia street last night.

Police were called just before 8 p.m. about the incident near Long and Brotherson roads, according to the Centralia Police Department.

There are no reports anyone was injured.

Police were told she was driving down Long Road when a group of males blocked her path, that she honked at them and when she drove around, something was thrown at her vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.

The 20-year-old Centralia woman drove back by them a second time to get descriptions for police when someone pulled out a handgun and shot at her vehicle, according to police.

The males fled on foot down Brotherson Road and were not located as of this morning, according to police.

Officers could find no bullet hole or holes in the car, according to police.

Police have leads to follow up on and the case is still under investigation, according to Sgt. Jim Shannon.

News brief: Lewis County resident gets six plus years for possessing child porn

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A Toledo man whose electronic devices turned up child pornography after detectives stumbled upon concerning text messages in another investigation was sentenced today to 77 months in prison.

When Wayde G. Rice, 58, was arrested in June, he told investigators the conversation about a girl with the person the FBI was investigating was just fantasy that he would never act on.

However, the retired firefighter pleaded guilty last month to four counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of second-degree possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Detectives with the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force were assisted by members of the Toledo Police Department and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in executing a search warrant at his home on the 1800 block of state Route 505 in Toledo on June 20. ICAC detectives had obtained a search warrant for his Yahoo account and traced email and messages back to him.

When the Seattle Police Department announced Rice’s arrest, it noted it believed Rice had offered his dog up online for sexual encounters.

His defense attorney Don Blair and Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Melissa Bohm made an agreed recommendation to a judge this morning in Lewis County Superior Court.

“As the court can see, he’s never been in trouble, ever,” Blair told the judge.

Rice told the court he was sorry he’d picked up the images.

Judge James Lawler went along with the recommended sentence and Rice was taken into custody at the end of the hearing.
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For background, read “Police: FBI case leads detectives to Toledo man who offered dog online for sex” from Thursday June 23, 2016, here

News brief: Detectives not seeking any assailant for apartment incident with box cutter

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Updated

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Centralia police today said they believe the life-threatening lacerations a woman suffered at the apartment complex in Centralia on Sunday were self-inflicted.

The 44-year-old Centralia woman was found in the bathroom of a common area of the complex with cuts to her wrists and throat, according to the Centralia Police Department. A box cutter was located there.

Detective John Panco in a news release this afternoon said investigators feel confident that she was not assaulted, based on the evidence they have.

However, detectives have not yet been able to interview her. When they went to visit her at Tacoma General Hospital in the intensive care unit, she was on a ventilator and could not speak, according to Panco.

Police will continue to investigate and if anyone has any information about the matter, they are asked to call the police department.

It’s the same apartments on the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road which saw two suspicious fires last week. Panco said they don’t know if Sunday’s incident is related.
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For background, read “News brief: Centralia apartment manager hospitalized with life threatening lacerations” from Monday November 7, 2016, here

News brief: Cross county kidnapping under investigation

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A woman found wandering in the road with her hands zip tied near Packwood this morning said she thinks she was zapped with a stun gun and abducted in Centralia near Motel 6, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said he was notified just before 8 o’clock this morning and law enforcement officers were investigating in Centralia, at the location she was discovered and at Morton General Hospital where she was taken.

Breen didn’t yet have a lot of details.

He said the 34-year-old woman from Olympia was found near Skate Creek Road by a passing motorist.

She said she’d been staying at the Motel 6 in Centralia, was out walking near the establishment when a car came up and someone put her in the car, Breen said.

“She thinks she was tased,” he said.

She was taken to Morton General Hospital to be checked out, where a detective was waiting to interview her, according to Breen.

Later this morning, Breen said she was not cooperating with detectives, so he had no further information at this point.

News brief: Still no word from missing hiker

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Yakima County authorities are reaching out to the public in their search for a missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker, in case he has left the trail and doesn’t know people are looking for him.

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Kris Fowler

Kris Fowler’s family began to get worried when they hadn’t heard from him and contacted sheriff’s office’s about a week and half ago. Deputies learned the Dayton, Ohio area man had last been seen at the Cracker Barrel store on U.S. Highway 12 near White Pass on Oct. 12 and was believed to have been continuing north.

Ground searches have been conducted with no luck.

“If someone saw him, gave him a ride, or knows someone who knows something, we need to hear about it,” Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Randy Briscoe said today.

The sheriff’s office has chased a few tips that are coming in and asked the Civil Air Patrol to fly from White Pass to the trail’s end, according to Briscoe. That should happen after the weather breaks a little, he said.

Briscoe indicated they are trying to get the word out far and wide, in case Fowler is in some other location and hasn’t heard about the search.

“The feeling is he is not on the trail, maybe,” Briscoe said today.

Fowler, who goes by the trail name Sherpa, began his trek in May. He is 6-foot 2-inches tall and 150 pounds, with blond hair and a modest beard.

Anyone who has seen him is asked to phone Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 509-574-2535.

A Facebook page has been set up to share information about Fowler. It is called “Bring Kris Fowler/Sherpa Home
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For background, read “Pacific Crest Trail: Hiker from Ohio last seen near White Pass” from Tuesday November 1, 2016, here

News brief: Centralia apartment manager hospitalized with life threatening lacerations

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Police recovered a box cutter knife after a woman was found yesterday with severe lacerations to her wrists and throat at the apartment complex that saw two suspicious fires last week in Centralia.

Officers were called at 11:36 a.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road.

The 44-year-old apartment manager was found in the bathroom of a common area of the complex with life-threatening injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

The box cutter was located in the bathroom as well, according to police.

She was transported to the hospital and then transferred to a more advanced trauma center for further treatment, Tacoma General Hospital, Sgt. Jim Shannon said.

Shannon said they processed the scene as though it was a serious assault or potential homicide, but are still investigating. They are following up today on leads to determine what occurred, he said.

Its the same complex where last Wednesday and Thursday mornings, authorities were called for possible arson attempts. The first morning, some paper was found burning next to the building. The following day, a fire broke out in a corridor of the same building, damaging an approximately 15 square foot area of exterior siding.

Shannon said this morning he can’t say if yesterday’s incident is related, but he expects police will have more information at the end of today.

“We’re looking at all possible scenarios,” he said.

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For background, read “News brief: Centralia detective asking for tips on suspected arson attempts” from Friday November 4, 2016, here

Read about Prosecutor Meyer charges candidate with felonies …

Friday, November 4th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Chinook Observer reports a summons was issued a week ahead of the general election for James “Jimi” O’Hagan, a candidate challenging the incumbent state representative to the 19th Legislative District, charging him with two felonies.

News reporter Natalie St. John writes the Grayland Republican is expected to appear in Pacific County Superior Court on Nov. 18 because he refused to return a borrowed Chevrolet Suburban and a stored boat belonging to a Raymond man.

St. John reports Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer filed the charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and first-degree possession of stolen property – after several months of gathering and reviewing case information – because Pacific County Prosecutor Mark McClain had a conflict.

O’Hagan’s statement in the Washington Voter’s Pamphlet describes himself as a small family farmer, self-educated in law who believes judicial branch members have infiltrated the legislative and executive branches to obtain nobility for themselves and their fellow attorneys, and that the state bar association is a subversive organization which should be abolished.

A portion of western Lewis County is part of the 19th Legislative District.

Lewis County voters in the primary supported O’Hagan with almost 65 percent of the votes compared with the sitting Democrat Brian Blake who garnered just under 32 percent of their votes.

Read more about it here: “19th Legislative District candidate charged with felonies” from The Chinook Observer on Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016, here

News brief: Centralia detective asking for tips on suspected arson attempts

Friday, November 4th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Centralia police are asking the public for information to help solve suspicious fires two mornings in a row at an apartment complex at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road.

On Wednesday, responders were advised some paper had been lit on fire at the corner of a building, but it was out before they arrived, according to the Centralia Police Department.

The following day, a fire broke out within a corridor of the same building, damaging an approximately 15 square foot area of exterior siding; the manager put it out with a fire extinguisher, according to authorities.

Centralia police detective John Panco said this morning the damaged wall has been removed so it can be sent to the state crime lab for examination and checked for possible accelerants.

The cause is undetermined, but it’s being investigated as first-degree arson, according to police.

Panco asks that anyone who knows anything about either incident to phone him at 360-330-7680.
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For background, read “News brief: Arson attempts in Centralia under investigation” from Thursday November 3, 2016, here

News brief: Arson attempts in Centralia under investigation

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Police are investigating an attempted arson after someone found “a paper” burning next to an occupied building yesterday morning in Centralia.

The fire department and officers responded about 10:25 a.m. yesterday to the scene at the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road. It was put out and nobody was injured, but detectives believe it was arson, according to the Centralia Police Department.

A fire crew was called again at 9:10 a.m. today when an apartment manager discovered a fire in an exterior corridor to the same building at 1013 Scammon Creek Road, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

The manager put it out with a fire extinguisher, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert.

“Firefighters checked the building for signs of fire extension and none were found,” Weinert wrote. “There was damage to approximately 15 square foot area of exterior siding.”

A spokesperson for the Centralia Police Department said he had no further information to release.