Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm
according to the Centralia Police Department.

Homemade mini shotgun discovered with shells in Rochester woman’s SUV. Courtesy photo by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

SEATBELT VIOLATION LEADS TO HIDDEN METH, SHORT SHOTGUN

• Neglecting to put on her seatbelt got a 23-year-old Rochester woman the attention of deputies last night, who in turn found hidden in the spare tire storage area of her SUV an unspecified quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a tiny home made shotgun. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office was working a seatbelt emphasis patrol at U.S. Highway 12 and Albany Street in Rochester when at about 7 p.m. a driver was spotted without her seatbelt, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy who pulled her over found suspected meth on her person and so subsequently impounded and searched her vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said it was just a personal amount of meth found on the driver but more found in the storage area. The handheld shotgun shooting device discovered was homemade, spring loaded and illegal, according to Lt. Greg Elwin. Brianna Carrothers, 23, was arrested for possession of synthetic drugs while armed with a deadly weapon as well as unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun, the sheriff’s office reported. Law enforcement officers on Monday began adding extra patrols seeking out motorists who fail to buckle up and those who use cell phones while behind the wheel. The emphasis, which is also taking place around Lewis County  until June 2, is part of a campaign to end traffic deaths and serious injury accidents in Washington by 2030.

POLICE CHASE, TAZE WANTED MAN

• A short foot pursuit and a zap with a Taser ended with a 49-year-old man getting taken into custody yesterday morning near South Gold and East Summa streets in Centralia. Police say when they attempted to contact Jose A. Rodriguez around 8:20 a.m., he ran. He was wanted for an outstanding warrant,  according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers booked him into the Lewis County Jail also for obstructing and resisting, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• The Centralia mom who gave her toddler a hit off a marijuana bong – which was captured on a cell phone video – will spend six months in jail, a Lewis County Superior Court judge ordered this morning. More to come.

• The lawsuit against White Pass School District – sued by the family of a sophomore who committed suicide – is over, with a Lewis County Superior Court judge ruling this morning school officials had no duty to notify Brian Stephens’ family of a suicide note they learned of or a possible suicide pact between two students. More to come. Meanwhile, for background, read “Packwood teen’s suicide to be revisited, in court” from Sunday July 1, 2012, here

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for shoplifting, misdemeanor assaults, warrant; responses for non-injury collisions, stolen bicycle, gas station drive-off, to assist retrieving a 22-month-old who had locked self inside a bathroom; complaints of someone kicking at the back door to a business at the Lewis County Mall … a complaint by a taxi driver that after he gave a male a ride from Rock Street in Centralia to Yelm yesterday, the customer said he needed to go inside and get some money, but ran down an alley and never returned … and more.

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9 Responses to “Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup”

  1. Other says:

    After reading about the new dogs, I am still wondering about the case of the lady not wearing her seatbelt so her trunk and SPARE TIRE are searched. What gives? Did she have a warrant or other reason for the police to search her car? They “found suspected meth on her person”? There have been a lot of “suspected” cases lately, where it seems like a reason just to harass people. It sounds like she really isn’t that great a person, but it also looks like the police went to the ends of the earth to try and prove that she was guilty of something.

    I don’t do drugs and I nearly always wear my seatbelt, but with the number of cases coming through about “suspected” drugs I am getting a nagging feeling to let the police figure out a more probable cause than just a hunch if they want to search me/my car/my stuff. Then again, maybe I’m just more informed about it, and I’m having a hard time coming out of my naivety.

  2. HesRight says:

    I don’t usually agree with Old Long Johnson, but he makes a valid point…. the levels of consequence for the levels of violation do not seem to match.

    Allow your child to be raped to death – 1 year
    Allow your child to smoke weed – 6 months

    Probably should have increased the firsts one to somewhere between 5 – 15 years, in my opinion.

  3. Dominoe says:

    SEATBELT VIOLATION LEADS TO HIDDEN METH
    So much for getting your daughter back Brianna. It’s pretty clear what’s really important to you. Sad for your baby girl. Get your shit together.

  4. BlickeyBlouse says:

    It’s not the school’s responsibility to babysit students, much less to act as psychics to foretell what students are going to do in the future. This is why we have the legal system, to mitigate the blame game in these times when parents are always looking to fault someone when a tragedy strikes. For the life of me, I do not understand why some of these people file frivolous wrongful death lawsuits, all it does is prolong the grief. I suppose that mourning quietly, away from the media and the high-profile legal system, is a foreign concept these days.

  5. fuzznutz says:

    briana, briana, how much dumber can u get? u chose the wrong path and the wrong crowd! look at u now definately goig to prison over this one! sad……23yr

  6. Brian says:

    She should’ve got 6 years! Fuck the justice system!

  7. adminsharyn says:

    D, i just added a link to the initial story about Brian Stephens …

  8. Old Long Johnson says:

    Wow, six months for letting a baby take a hit of weed? That seems a little harsh since Becky only a got a year for letting her boyfriend rape and murder HER child.

  9. D says:

    Wow, I would like to hear more details of the school case! I would think it would be ANY adult’s duty to report a suicide note, talk, or pact of a teen to a parent, guardian or some offical! I am surprised to hear a school isn’t required to!

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