Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm



• A Centralia woman was hospitalized after she tried to stop a kitchen fire by carrying a pot of burning french fry oil outside last night. Firefighters called about 9 p.m. to the 500 block of Pine Street found the five occupants of the residence outside and the inside filled with smoke. The fire was out but the stove and cabinets were scorched, Capt. Scott Snyder said. Snyder said it seemed as they were collectively preparing french fries but all were in another part of the home when they noticed smoke in the kitchen. He called the young woman extremely lucky, suggesting smothering the flames with the pot’s lid instead of picking it up would have been safer. “She did have some pretty bad burns where it landed on her feet,” he said. She was treated by medics and transported by AMR to Providence Centralia Hospital, he said.


• A Randle man was arrested yesterday morning after he went into a female friend’s house uninvited during the night and got in to bed with her. The 37-year-old woman woke up right away, told him to get out and called 911, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home on Bennett Road at 5 a.m. arrested James W. Ballard, 40, and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for trespassing, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the two apparently had differing interpretations of their relationship.


• An investigation into alleged unlawful imprisonment and stalking against a 55-year-old Chehalis man ended yesterday with police finding probable cause for his arrest but instead of detaining him, they directed prosecutors to issue a summons to the subject regarding felony and misdemeanor charges, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case involved a brief incident in which William A. Appleby Sr. allegedly blocked a woman’s path to a doorway at the Chehalis wastewater treatment plant and multiple instances of allegedly parking and watching or driving past another female’s residence earlier this spring, according to police.


• Centralia police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday to a home on the 2500 block of Kristine Avenue where cash and a computer were reported stolen. They have a suspect in mind and are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called to Centralia Outlet stores yesterday afternoon where a male and female passed a “bad” travelers check at one location and attempted the same at another.

• A deputy was called last night to the 200 block of Clinton Road outside Chehalis after the discovery an ATV had vanished from a chicken barn. The 2000 Eton 90cc quad wasn’t drivable and seemed to have been stolen sometime since April 1, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.


• Centralia police responded about 11 p.m. yesterday after a white Dodge pickup truck truck a utility pole at the 900 block of South Gold Street and left the area. The truck was subsequently located a few blocks away but its driver was not identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor assaults, driving with a suspended license; responses for violation of a restraining order, parking lot fender bender, accidental 911 calls, stray cat questions, burglar alarms, suspicious circumstances … and more.


CLARIFICATION: This entry has been updated to clarify that while police said they arrested and then released William A. Appleby Sr. yesterday, they say he was arrested on paper but not physically detained. As of Dec. 12, 2013, no charges had been filed.

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One Response to “Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup”

  1. BobbyinLC says:

    Differing interpretations of their relationship? That is an understatement. Just go into somenone’s house and climb into bed with them…hello my friend…yikes.

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