STRANGER BREAKS DOOR, COMES INSIDE
• Chehalis police say a resident on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue reported he was in his room yesterday morning when he heard a noise and then his door opened and a male he did not recognize was standing there. An officer called about 11:45 a.m. found the front door open and broken from its frame, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The resident said the intruder left quickly and it wasn’t clear if anything was missing from the home, according to police. The intruder is described as a white male who appeared to be in his early to mid 20s, with a short, full-faced beard and wearing a black beanie cap, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.
MAN ON GROUND KICKED
• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for fourth-degree assault yesterday after he allegedly kicked a 51-year-old homeless man who was sleeping behind a church on the 400 block of North Tower Avenue. Officers responding about 4 p.m. learned the suspect then rode off on his bicycle, but he, Lucas D. Bryan, was subsequently located, issued his citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.
TRICKED ON CRAIGSLIST
• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1500 block of South Gold Street by a 43-year-old man who had been trying to sell roof trusses on Craigslist and lost some $2,000 in the process. He received a check from a supposed purchaser for more than his asking price and returned the difference to the supposed buyer, according to the Centralia Police Department. The original check was bad, according to police. The “buyer” didn’t pick up the trusses, so the victim didn’t lose those, Sgt. Kurt Reichert said.
• Centralia police took a report from an individual at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday regarding unauthorized expenditures that appeared on their account following the loss of a debit card.
DENTIST’S TOOLS SPIRITED AWAY
• Police were called to Valley View Medical Center on Northeast Kresky Avenue in Chehalis, where a patient was seen by an employee allegedly leaving with some dental instruments. He denied taking them, but a citation for third-degree theft will be issued to Stanley A. J. Pesicka, 31, of Onalaska, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A Stihl chainsaw with an 18-inch bar is missing after a break-in to a business on the 2500 block of Sandra Avenue in Centralia. It happened sometime between Friday and yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Chehalis police took a report about 5:30 p.m. from an individual at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street from an individual who said they returned home from going out to dinner and discovered medication including oxycodone missing from the unlocked apartment.
PARCELS STOLEN OFF PORCH
• Centralia police were called yesterday morning to the 2800 block of Russell Road where a resident reported the theft of packages from their front porch. Missing are a remote control car, airplane and a doll, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• No serious injuries resulted but firefighters and medics responded around 6 o’clock yesterday morning to a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 12 near Kiser Road and then to the area near Larmon Road where a responding trooper lost control of his car because of icy conditions. The trooper’s vehicle left the highway to the right, entered a ditch and struck a sign, according to the Washington State Patrol. Lewis County Fire District 8 Chief Duran McDaniel said he was told by his crew it was so icy, it was even difficult to stand up on the pavement.
• Two people were injured in a six-vehicle collision yesterday on Interstate 5 just south of Woodland that included a 43-year-old Toledo man driving a Freightliner with two trailers carrying chickens, according to the Washington State Patrol. Troopers called at 3:30 p.m. report a pickup truck lost control trying to avoid traffic in the left lane that was out with a loose dog and when the pickup truck came to rest, it was hit by a semi truck. Three vehicles that slowed were then struck by the Freightliner driven by Robert L. York, of Toledo, according to the state patrol. York was cited for following too closely and going too fast, the investigating trooper reports. The northbound lanes were partially blocked for several hours. The (Vancouver) Columbian reports 50 to 60 chickens got loose when some of the crates hauled by York broke open and had to be rounded up.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing; responses for alarms, suspicious circumstances … and more.