Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Updated at 6:16 p.m.


• A Chehalis man is jailed after an incident last night in which police were called to a Centralia apartment complex about an individual threatening people with a gun. Officers responding just after 10:30 p.m. to the 700 block of South Tower Avenue were told 27-year-old Tony Chafin arrived looking for his girlfriend who had recently broken up with him, according to the Centralia Police Department. He and someone with him knocked on a door and Chafin pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at some subjects, according to police. Police Sgt. Kurt Reichert said Chafin ordered one man to the ground outside and kicked him in the stomach. Another man who tried to run but fell down was kicked in the head, Reichert said. Officers from Centralia, Chehalis and the sheriff’s office tracked Chafin down in Chehalis where he was taken into custody without incident at about 2 a.m., according to police. No gun was found, police said. Reichert said witnesses described the gun as wrapped in cloth or covered up by a backpack or a duffle bag. Chafin was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.  Chafin was released without charges later today. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer said Chafin was struck from the calendar (of those who go before a judge to make their first appearance), meaning the person is no longer on the calendar today. He didn’t elaborate.


• A deputy called to a Doty-area home Monday regarding missing guns and cash learned the family went out of town for the weekend while one daughter stayed home and had a party with a large number of guests, some she didn’t invite or even know. The Friday night gathering on the 100 block of Front Street saw fights breaking out, vehicles driving through the yard and the young woman finally asking people to leave and going to bed after thinking she had locked the door, a deputy was told. Missing is a 12-gauge shotgun, a 22 rifle with a “camo” stock, a scope, $600 from a drawer and $51 from a teenager’s dresser, according to the sheriff’ office.


• Chehalis police are looking into someone using someone else’s library card to check out DVD movies which have not been returned. The loss is estimated at more than $1,300, according to the Chehalis Police Department.


• Deputies are looking for the 19-year-old nephew of a Chehalis-area woman who reported she suspected he took a bank card from her purse and withdrew $500 from her account via an ATM on Onalaska, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. Deputies are attempting to locate video surveillance evidence, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Crosby Avenue in Centralia regarding the theft of a diamond ring sometime during the last two weeks.

• Police were called about 11:30 a.m. yesterday to the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia about the tailgate of a Nissan pickup truck which had been taken over the weekend.

• Centralia police took a report yesterday evening from the 1200 block of Mellen Street regarding a purse stolen from inside a vehicle.

• A cell phone was stolen from a vehicle at the 1100 block of South Pearl Street sometime during the previous few days, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday.


• Chehalis police were called about 10:20 p.m. yesterday to a home on Northwest Ohio Avenue where a 15-year-old boy who was upset with his parents allegedly lit on fire some papers behind a china cabinet. The teen was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for first-degree reckless burning, according to the Chehalis Police Department.


• Centralia police took a report yesterday from the cemetery on the 400 block of North Washington Avenue after the discovery someone had destroyed about 30 little little flags which had been placed on grave sites for Memorial Day.


• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarms, people attempting to pass a counterfeit check, stolen wallet, various types of harassment, possible overdose, someone arrested for drugs in a case in which information from police is not readily available … and more.

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

  1. Other says:

    Disgusted – that punk and his mom that pepper sprayed those little boys are both considered “adults”, though by their actions that day I’m sure that the 8 year olds acted with more maturity then did mom & punk.

  2. amazed says:

    To PayingThePiper: My guess is that you didn’t read the full article. It clearly states: “Reichert said witnesses described the gun as wrapped in cloth or covered up by a backpack or a duffle bag.”
    For me that was the 1st clue as to a possible false witness statement. Note that if you are a witness to something like this you probably should think clearly about what it is you actually saw or didn’t see. I don’t know any of these people, merely reading the article and comments. It does indeed sound as if “HER” is connected to the people involved. It’s usually human nature to defend the people you care about.

  3. PayingThePiper says:

    “HER” – you do sound like you are intimately acquainted with the persons involved in the alleged shotgun altercation. And if I am reading your post accurately, you believe Chafin was justified in using force against two persons who may have been trying to keep him from removing a child from their custody?

    Yet the official report is that he was looking for his girlfriend, and brought along a gun to “convince” her to come on home.

    Chafin is a name we see a LOT in the news and on the jail roster… sometimes, after multiple offenses, it does happen that people start making assumptions about who is the bad guy. But it really sounds like his motivation was less than noble.

    No one in the article stated the shot gun was hidden… perhaps you were there?

  4. HER says:

    wow….the “subjects” making a report of being forced to the ground at gunpoint…wait a minute a shotgun no less…..should probably sit down and regroup and then maybe the lightbulb will go off…how in the hell do you hide a shot gun in a cloth bag, duffel bag or any other bag for that matter? How did these men come up with the conspiracy theory that they were targeted behind a female who left said shotgun man? hold on my lightbulb just went off too….they came up with the infamous tweeker hypothesis theory that could on ly mean one of two things…1-They ran out of drugs got into an altercation with each other and of course needed an escape goat so that their home was not gone through leaving their lives exposed….2-the alleged gunman has/had something vital( I would say more important than a woman who should NEVER be considered as such)that he was going to reveal and instead of ppl taking accountability or responsibility for their actions or words they utilize the police department by crying wolf not realizing that what is done in the dark always comes to light…I hope and pray that those individuals are following up on this every day…..I hope and pray that when it is all said and done the man wrongly jailed and his family destroyed has the forgiveness in his heart….I KNOW THAT ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN AND TWO THINGS ARE FOR SURE….MR.CHAFIN…MY HAT IS OFF TO YOU AS I AM ONE THAT KNOWS THE TRUTH…I COMMEND YOUR ACTIONS (THE TRUTH THAT IS ) AND APPLAUD YOUR EFFORTS IN TRYING TO SAVE A CHILD IN A DRUG AND DISEASED INFESTED HOME…..I WISH MORE MEN WERE LIKE YOU PRIMARILY THE ONES THAT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO CALL THEMSELVES MEN BUT BEND OVER AND TAKE IT FOR THE NEXT HIGH….YOU CONTINUE TO WALK WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH AND WHEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY DOES THEIR JOB AND YOU WALK AWAY FROM THIS….DO NOT LOOK BACK…DO NOT FEEL AS THOUGH YOU COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING DIFFERENT…THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THIS….IN DUE TIME KARMA IS DOLED AND WE ALL KNOW THAT EVERY DAWG HAS HIS/HER DAY…….POINT TO PONDER…….GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT…YOU HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH AND HERE I AM……

  5. Disgusted (The Original) says:

    Wow. Someone destroyed flags placed on graves. Who does that? I would hope no adult would stoop to that . . . . which leads me to the conclusion that someone isn’t paying close enough attention to what their bratty little children are up to. Unbelievable.

  6. Other says:

    I wonder if there really was a gun, or if the pair just wanted to make the guy look worse…. How do you hide a shotgun? oh wait, spare tire….

  7. Other says:

    So, by my estimation there would be about 65 movies taken from the library. I though that there was a limit on the number of checkouts.

  8. Big Beefy J says:

    Are there any ways to make money in Centralia other than being a slave-wage, thief, or drug-dealer?

    It seems to me that everybody there rents. Nobody owns any property or has cash-on-hand for ANYTHING…EVER except for beer, cigarettes, and mc donald’s!

    I know MORE than just a couple of people who own quite a bit of property there and choose to live elsewhere. In fact, they usually shudder at the mere mention of having to go there to pay utilities or collect rents.

    It’s a damn shame. Centralia was a nice town at one time. There were plenty of well-paying REAL jobs for anybody qualified.

    In fact, when I was young they used to say, “If you don’t have a job, it means you don’t want one.”

    Now they say, “If you don’t have a job, move to Olympia and get SSI and foodstamps!”

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