CAR LANDS IN SOMEONE ELSE’S GARAGE
• A 20-year-old motorist from Ethel was cited for second-degree negligent driving after he reportedly fell asleep, lost control of his car, crossed the centerline and drove through a hedge, across a front yard and into a three-car detached garage on the 4000 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis yesterday. The garage door had been closed, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A vehicle inside the garage was shoved out the back door, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. It happened about 4:30 p.m. Neither he nor his 29-year-old passenger said they were injured, according to Brown. The driver had no license, she said. His 1992 Acura sustained major damage.
VEHICLE VERSUS UTILITY POLE
• A 75-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after his 1932 Ford convertible struck a telephone pole along state Route 507 just east of Tenino last night. Troopers called about 7:20 p.m. to the scene about a half mile from Old Military Road impounded the car. Raymond Lasmanis, of Rainier, had been wearing a seatbelt, according to the state patrol.
TWO CAR WRECK
• Deputies and aid were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to Highway 603 just south of state Route 6 west of Chehalis for a two-car collision with what were described as minor injuries. Neither driver had insurance and both vehicle sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. A 2007 Saturn driven by a 22-year-old Arizona resident pulled from the shoulder onto the roadway where it struck a 1993 Honda Civic driven by a 23-year-old Centralia woman, according to the sheriff’s office.
FRECKLED BULLY SOUGHT
• Deputies are looking for a blond haired young man with lots of freckles driving a lowered white Honda passenger car who used his vehicle to block the path of a 14-year-old boy and his friend on bicycles along the 1200 block of Ferrier Road in the Winlock area. A deputy called around 6 p.m. yesterday about the incident was told the male yelled at the youngster asking if he wanted to fight and advised him he should apologize, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When the victim tried to leave, the driver used his car to block him again, making slight contact, according to the sheriff’s office. Nobody was injured, but the sheriff’s office is looking for information on who the driver is. There was a young blond female passenger with him, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.
VIDEO AND PICTURES SNAPPED OF THEFT
• The sheriff’s office is looking for two people who moved out of an apartment on the 100 block of Fifth Street in Dryad and allegedly loaded up several closet doors and vinyl windows from a storage room. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown reported this morning they have photos and video of the items being put into a red Ford Ranger. They were being evicted, Brown said.
• A vehicle at the 300 block of Hickory Street in Centralia was broken into, according to a report made to Centralia police just after 1 p.m. yesterday. Missing are a phone charger and some clothing, according to the Centralia Police Department.
THEFT OF FUEL
• Centralia police took a report about 10:45 a.m. yesterday that someone stole fuel by cutting a fuel line of a vehicle at the 200 block of East Main Street.
• Chehalis police were called about 7:15 p.m. yesterday regarding the rear window of a vehicle found shattered at the 300 block of Southwest 15th Street.
SMOLDERING SLASH PILES START FIRE IN NAPAVINE
• Trees and grass caught fire yesterday along the 1100 block of Rush Road north of Sommerville Road in Napavine yesterday, burning about a half acre. About 15 members of Lewis County Fire District 5 called out around 3 p.m. yesterday were joined by crews from the state Department of Natural Resources and a truck from Winlock, according to Firefighter Brad Bozarth. It appeared the wind kicked up smoldering debris from slash piles which had been burned a month or so ago, Bozarth said. it took several hours and some heavy equipment to make sure it was extinguished, he said. Bozarth said they finished up about 7:30 a.m. today.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; responses for misdemeanor assault, stolen bicycle, non-injury collision, suspicious activity, a person who thought they saw items stolen from them advertised for sale online, vehicles that almost caused wrecks; complaints of barking dogs … and more.