TEEN FLEES POLICE, CAUGHT BY K9
• A 17-year-old Centralia boy was tracked down and captured by a police dog on Friday morning when he fled a vehicle during a traffic stop in the area on Downing Road in Centralia, according to police. It happened about 9 a.m. and the teenager was wanted on a felony warrant, according to the Centralia Police Department. He, and Jason L. Soeby, 33, of Centralia, were both booked for their warrants, according to police.
POLICE: HANDCUFFED MAN THREATENS OFFICER
• Centralia police called to a report of a fight about 11:20 a.m. on Friday at the Peppertree Motel and RV Park ended up arresting one of the participants for felony harassment for allegedly threatening an officer. Joseph E. Leyva, 30, of Kelso, reportedly told an officer something to the effect of “I would f*** you up if I weren’t handcuffed,” according to Officer John Panco. The other subject had left before officers could contact them, Panco said.
POLICE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST
• A 23-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after a high-speed chase down Interstate 5 that ended when he lost control of his vehicle. It happened shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Thursday when police tried to pull him over for not using his headlights on Southwest Mills Avenue and 14th Street in Chehalis, according to police. Police say Nicholas Gonzalez got off the freeway at the Napavine exit but got right back on and then spun out near milepost 71 before fleeing into the brush. Gonzalez was found and booked into the Lewis County Jail for attempted eluding, according to Officer Linda Bailey.
• Power tools were stolen from a home being remodeled on the 1200 block of View Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning.
• Centralia police are investigating the theft of money and rings from a residence on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue while the victim was in the hospital, according to a report made to an officer on Friday afternoon.
• Police were called about 5:15 p.m. yesterday to the 900 block of Woodland Avenue in Centralia where a FedEx package had been stolen from the door step of a home. The suspect is a blond female who was traveling in a burgundy-colored Honda-type car, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police arrested a 29-year-old Centralia man for allegedly stealing a debit card from a purse at a home on the 400 block of Downing Road in Centralia. Jerimy J. Trudeau was arrested for second-degree theft and for possession of heroin after the approximately noontime Saturday report of the missing card, Officer John Panco said.
• A blue Yamaha 90 quad left on the side of a Salkum-area house on Saturday morning was gone when the family returned home about 5 p.m. that day, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The $1,500 four-wheeler was taken from the 2800 block of U.S. Highway 12, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Police were called about 2:40 p.m. on Friday by a woman who found her mother’s stolen vehicle parked in front of St. Joseph School on the 600 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. The Isuzu Rodeo missing from Centralia was returned to its owner, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Two different vehicles were prowled near the Borst Park-area baseball fields, according to reports made to Centralia police late Saturday afternoon. Windows were broken and three purses were stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called to the 900 block of Southeast Washington in Chehalis just before 5 p.m. on Friday about a car prowl. Tax documents were missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A rear license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue on Friday afternoon, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 23-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and suspected marijuana about 9:20 p.m. yesterday on the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. Destiny Lloyd was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer Linda Bailey.
• Centralia police were called to the emergency room at Providence Centralia Hospital on Saturday evening because a patient, a 27-year-old Chehalis resident, reportedly gave a fake name attempting to acquire narcotics. The case will be referred to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office for a possible charge of forgery, according to police.
• A 25-year-old Centralia man wanted for allegedly breaking the rear window of a car and then ramming it on the 100 block of Alpha Way in Onalaska last Monday was arrested Friday for second-degree malicious mischief and trespassing. Diego Javier Torres was contacted Friday in Toledo and taken into custody, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
DOWNTOWN FIRE NIPPED
• A Saturday night fire at a glass blowing business in downtown Centralia was limited to a wall, a floor and some personal items when an “occupant” successfully extinguished the blaze before the fire department even arrived, according to Riverside Fire Authority. It happened about 10:35 p.m. on the 100 block of West Main Street at Art Glass, according to Assistant Chief Rick Mack. The damage to about a 20-square-foot area was estimated at $5,000, according to Mack. it apparently ignited when “oven mitts” were set on a combustible surface, Mack stated in a news release.