HATCHET ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED IN WYOMING
• The 31-year-old Randle man sought in connection with a hatchet attack last Friday was picked up early yesterday morning at a gas station in Rock Springs, Wyoming, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Robert J. Spradlin allegedly beat an acquaintance with the blunt end of the small axe at a home on the 200 block of Savio Road. The 54-year-old victim suffered several broken ribs, a punctured lung and had defensive wounds on his hands, according to the sheriff’s office. Sgt. Rob Snaza said the prosecutor’s office is working on the extradition process to bring Spradlin back to Lewis County.
• A deputy was called yesterday morning to the 200 block of Roundtree Road in Curtis about a red 1984 Massey Ferguson tractor stolen from an open barn area. It happened sometime after 8 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $5,000.
• An officer took a report yesterday from the 500 block of South Ash Street in Centralia regarding a gold bracelet stolen approximately two months ago, according to the Centralia Police Department. They have a suspect and are investigating, according to police.
• Centralia police yesterday took a report from the 1300 block of Oxford Avenue about the theft of medications from the mail.
• A 53-year-old Onalaska man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on a warrant about 2 o’clock this morning at a residence on the 3400 block of state Route 508, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bill J. Lane was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 37-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and for reportedly providing a false name to law enforcement just after 1 p.m. yesterday, at the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Elizabeth I. Stockham was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
POLICE TALK MAN INTO GETTING HELP
• Centralia police responded about 2 p.m. yesterday to the Mellen Street bridge for a distraught male. Officers spoke to the individual who appeared to be confused and upset and persuaded him to accept medical attention, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A horse and its teenaged rider were uninjured but a vehicle sustained major damage when the horse got spooked and ran from a driveway into the driver’s door of the SUV yesterday afternoon on the 100 block of Carroll Way in Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, shoplifting; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, disputes, collisions … and more.