Updated at 6:41 p.m.
POSSIBLE ARSON IN ROCHESTER
• A suspicious fire early this morning at a Rochester home is under investigation. Firefighters called about 2:30 a.m. to the Sunny Acres Mobile Home Park on the 6000 block of Southwest 203rd Avenue found a porch had caught fire although a neighbor extinguished it with a garden hose, according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. Nobody was home at the time but a neighbor arriving home spotted the flames, Chief Robert Scott said. Scott said an investigator was back out at the mobile home this morning. The burned area was on the top of a wood rail, he said. “We’ll follow up with law, we’ve talked with the property owner,” he said. The resident indicated they had no idea who might do such a thing, according to Scott. A fire on Sunday about five miles to the north in which a barn was destroyed is also under investigation. Seven fire departments assisted with that blaze on Case Road at the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area which spread to about two acres before it was contained.
BRUSH CATCHES FIRE NEAR WINLOCK
• Firefighters extinguished a smoldering grass fire about 8:15 p.m. yesterday on undeveloped property along the 2500 block of Highway 603 north of Winlock. Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said it was probably 50 yards away from the road. “There wasn’t anyone around, I don’t know what the cause was,” Jacobson said. It was contained to an area of about 25 by 30 feet, he said.
• Someone broke into a residence on the 500 block of North Iron Street in Centralia and left with a Sony game console, according to a report made to police at 2 p.m. yesterday. The case is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police responded about 5:10 a.m. today to a report of a stolen red 1999 Honda Civic at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road. It has a license plate that reads 389 BEQ, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Someone stole a broken down car valued at $200 that was left parked at the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. A deputy contacted Monday by its 19-year-old owner was told it was left there on July 20 when it would not start, according to the sheriff’s office. It is a red 1997 Dodge Stratus with a license plate of 682 WTJ, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of West Chestnut Street about 7 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of unspecified property from an unlocked shed. It’s not clear yet what is missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Someone threw a rock through the back window of a vehicle parked at Mellen and Yew streets in Centralia, according to report made to police yesterday morning.
• A deputy will be looking at security footage to find out who spun cookies on the lawn at Onalaska High School and caused $30 damage to a rhododendron plant on Monday night or Tuesday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
DISOBEDIENT AND UNRULY
• A 23-year-old woman was jailed yesterday after she refused to give her name or identification to a sheriff’s deputy. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy contacted two people in a vehicle that was parked in a no trespass area off Coal Creek Road outside Chehalis about 2:40 p.m. A male and a female were having a dispute, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The woman was driven to Centralia where a police officer there confirmed who she was, Brown said. Carlina F. Anderson, 23, of Centralia, was arrested and booked for obstructing a public servant, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 31-year-old Chehalis man was arrested overnight after police were called to Southwest Interstate Avenue and told he grabbed a bicycle and threw it down, causing his female companion to fall. Jesse J. Wheeler was booked into the Lewis County Jail for disorderly conduct, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 55-year-old bicyclist was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with injuries to his face after he collided with the back end of a flatbed trailer on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 12 east of Randle yesterday evening. Troopers and aid called about 6:10 p.m. to the scene found a truck and trailer had pulled off to the side of the highway, according to Lewis County Fire District 14. “Apparently for some reason the bicyclist didn’t see it and ran into it, fairly fast by the looks of it,” Fire Chief Jeff Jaques said. Paul N. Small was traveling eastbound when it happened, according to the state patrol. The chief said he was wearing a helmet. The investigating trooper reports Small lives in Randle. Jaques said he believed he is a Packwood resident.
• A 21-year-old Onalaska woman was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after she rolled her car on the 500 block of Larmon Road near Onalaska yesterday evening. She said a deer appeared in front of her and she lost control of the vehicle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deer tracks were found into the ditch; the driver was not cited, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo was described as totaled.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarms, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, non-injury collision, inquiry about legality of discharging a Zombie Shooter inside city limits; complaints of car squirreling around, homeless person bothering customers … and more.