Updated at 5:14 p.m.
• A 35-year-old Centralia man was arrested after police were called about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue about a person trying to take apart a bench. He was confronted and allegedly swung a hammer at people, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault was Carey R. Cosgrove, according to police.
• Chehalis police were summoned on Saturday morning to a church on the 1800 block of Southwest Snively Avenue where several windows were broken and interior doors kicked in. There was lots of blood and lots of property damage, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “We’re looking for a suspect with probably cuts on the hand and/or forearm,” department spokesperson Linda Bailey said. Things inside were rummaged through, but it’s not clear if anything was taken, Bailey said.
• A blue 1992 Honda Accord was reported stolen from the 300 block of West Pear Street in Centralia just before 10 p.m. yesterday. It has a license plate of AJD 1851, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called at 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 400 block of South Washington Street in Centralia following the discovery someone tried to steal a pickup truck. The rear window had been pried open and an attempt was made to “force” the ignition, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 35-year-old Portland woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a warrant after contact with an officer about 5:20 a.m. yesterday in a car on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis and then subsequently arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. An officer learned after the initial arrest that the BMW Shirene N. Singh had been driving was stolen from Vancouver, Wash., according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday by an individual who said his firearm, holster and ammunition from his vehicle were missing after he got his vehicle serviced at the dealer on the 1900 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.
THEFT OF MONEY
• Centralia police were called to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue about 6:50 p.m. yesterday regarding stolen cash in the amount of $600. The investigation continues, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday an individual who said a wallet was taken from a vehicle on the 100 block of Southwest 10th Street at about midnight and the suspect was chased but got away. Then, a missing bankcard belonging to the victim was denied when a group of five tried to use it at a local eating establishment, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Police were called to the 600 block of Southwest William Avenue in Chehalis on Friday where the owner of a vehicle reported she discovered her tires were flat and the stereo missing.
• Chehalis police were called to the 100 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue on Friday morning where a bicycle was missing from the front yard and a vehicle had been rummaged through.
• A 64-year-old motorist was arrested for drug possession yesterday following a traffic stop in Winlock and the discovery his license was suspended. Robert L. Love said it wasn’t his shirt when an officer discovered a baggie containing a white substance and a glass pipe inside Love’s shirt pocket, according to charging documents. A field test indicated the material was cocaine but later, when a different officer said it looked more like methamphetamine, a second field test returned positive for meth, charging documents state. Love was booked overnight into the Lewis County Jail and charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with possession of meth.
CONCEALED WEAPON VIOLATION
• Chehalis police called about 10:25 p.m. on Saturday to a report of an individual with a handgun inside a bar on Northwest Chehalis Avenue subsequently arrested 41-year-old Alberto F. Rodriguez for weapon prohibited in certain places as well as unlawful carrying or handling of a dangerous weapon, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, giving false information to police officer, minor in possession-consumption of alcohol; responses for alarm, dispute, disorderly person, collision on city street, suspicious circumstances; complaint of threat via Facebook, neighbor dog barking all night long … and more, among than 129 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:45 a.m. today.