ROUNDUP OF WANTED PERSONS NETS 10
• More than 30 local law enforcement personnel conducted a warrant sweep around Lewis County yesterday, arresting 10 individuals wanted in connection with domestic violence crimes. A news release from Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown indicated officers attempted to clear 199 warrants beginning at 7:30 a.m. and working until midnight, but discovered many of the subjects have moved away from the area. The team effort conducted during Domestic Violence Awareness Month was meant to send a strong message, according to Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer. “(A)n important reminder to those who choose to commit these acts, that the victims, the police, and this office will not simply turn a blind eye to their violence.” Law enforcement will coordinate with outside agencies to locate subjects, where known addresses are, according to Brown. Centralia Police Department Chief Bob Berg noted how domestic violence touches so many in the community, with a national statistic that one in four women is a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime. Recently appointed Undersheriff and candidate for sheriff Rob Snaza stated: “No one deserves to be assaulted, threatened, injured, or in fear of another person. If you know someone who is being abused, please speak up.” Other agencies participating included the state Department of Corrections, and police departments in Chehalis, Morton, Toledo, Winlock and Napavine.
• Centralia police took a report yesterday morning of a mini bike stolen from outside a residence on the 400 block of South Silver Street.
• Someone broke the window out of a vehicle parked at the 200 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia and took its stereo, according to a report made to police about 12:30 p.m. yesterday.
• Centralia police were dispatched about 12:40 p.m. yesterday to he 600 block of West Main Street when a backpack was stolen from a vehicle and the suspect was seen fleeing toward Centralia College. Officers arrived in the area, but were unable to locate the suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report about 5:25 p.m. yesterday of a backpack stolen from a vehicle in a parking lot on the 1000 block of Kresky Avenue in Centralia.
• A 28-year-old Centralia man was arrested last night for possession of heroin with intent to deliver in connection with a location at the 100 block of South Oak Street. Ronald R. Filer was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with police about 9:20 p.m., according to the Centralia Police Department. A recommendation for the same charge was referred to the prosecutor’s office involving Filer’s 27-year-old girlfriend, but she was not arrested, according to police.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, protection order violation, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, hit and run, harassment, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets … and more.