Updated at 2:45 p.m.
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• Chehalis police are investigating an incident that occurred at the fitting room in Wal-Mart in which it appears someone may have been taking pictures by sneaking a phone through a gap. The victim called police just before 10 p.m. on Friday and told them she saw the phone on the floor and then realized it suddenly disappeared, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She then saw a male kneeling by a wall, picking up a phone off the ground and confronted him, but he denied it, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. The female contacted an employee for help, but the male was gone before an officer arrived, Kaut said. The male was described as blond, with a medium to heavy build and thin wire glasses, according to police. He was wearing a gray hoodie, Kaut said.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office was called just before 10 a.m. yesterday when a woman said she was pulling over on Highway 603 near the Rails to Trails area when a man there brandished a knife. The Napavine woman was contacted at a nearby gas station and when the area was searched, a deputy made contact with a 30-year-old man described as transient, according to the sheriff’ office. He said he had just been threatened by a vehicle full of people and thought the same people were returning so he removed his knife to protect himself if needed, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. The case is being forwarded to prosecutors for a possible charge of unlawful display of a weapon, Breen said.
BREAK ROOM INTRUDER
• Centralia police were called about 6:25 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of West High Street to take a report that a credit card was stolen from the employe break area of one store an used at another store to purchase merchandise. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
FIRE DEPARTMENT BURGLED
• Someone kicked in a door at a Mossyrock area fire station and stole a ladder, a broom and tools, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called about 11:45 a.m. on Friday responded to the 700 block of Green Mountain Road and learned that among the property missing was a claw hammer, a wooden handled sling blade, a 6-foot fiberglass step ladder and a metal handled push broom, according to the sheriff’s office. It occurred sometime since Oct. 18, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.
• An individual reported about 10:10 p.m. yesterday his laptop computer was stolen sometime during the day from the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia.
• Centralia police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 800 block of Marsh Avenue where someone had stolen a bicycle from a fenced yard.
• Centralia police were called on Friday to the 800 block of West Plum Street where sometime during the night, someone stole a pair of work boots from a front porch.
• An individual at the 1000 block of J Street in Centralia reported on Friday that sometime during the previous week, someone stole a license plate from their recreational vehicle. It reads 7781XX, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called at 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Alder Street in Centralia regarding a vehicle prowl. A tablet computer and personal game console were missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called about 7:40 p.m. on Friday to the 800 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia where in the previous few minutes, someone broke in to a vehicle, stealing rain gear and backpacks, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• An officer was called about 10:25 a.m. on Friday to the 300 block of East Pine Street in Centralia where gasoline had been stolen from a vehicle and damage reported.
• Centralia police were called about 4:45 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of East Pine Street where someone had busted a window from an individual’s van.
• Police were called to the 1500 block of South Gold Street in Centralia just after 11 a.m. yesterday where someone had broken the glass doors to a building.
• An officer was called to the 2000 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia at about 9:20 a.m. on Saturday following the discovery someone had kicked open the door to a concession stand. Nothing was missing from the building, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to a business on West Main Street where a counterfeit $100 bill turned up on a bathroom floor.
• An officer was called to Jack-in-the-Box on Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis yesterday regarding a counterfeit $50 bill. It’s not clear if the person with it was aware it was fake, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
LOST AND FOUND
• A found bicycle was turned in to the Centralia Police Department about 12:35 a.m. today. The owner is unknown, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A citizen found a Washington State J.R.A. badge and turned it into the Centralia Police Department on Saturday evening. The owner has not been located.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• A 47-year-old Morton man was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence after he was seen doing “cookies” in a parking lot at the 400 block of Second Street in Morton. A deputy responding about 1:15 a.m. noted slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and “odor” but since John Blake refused field sobriety and breath tests, got a blood draw to check, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Blake had two passengers in his vehicle so was also booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of reckless endangerment, according to Chief Deputy Dusty Breen.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, trespassing, breach of public peace, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, third-degree theft, suspicious circumstances, noisy neighbor, collision on city street … and more among 440 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.