Updated at 5:01 p.m.
NEIGHBOR WITH KNIFE
• An argument over parking issues in a shared driveway between two neighbors in rural Toledo yesterday landed one man in jail as he allegedly produced a knife and stepped toward the target of his ire. A deputy responding about 2:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Templeton Road learned the 59-year-old man retreated and then arrested 50-year-old Cleonies Odom for first-degree assault, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Odom was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
THEFT, THEFT, THEFT
• Police were called just before 2 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia to take a report of the theft of money from a social security account. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• An officer was called to the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia about 11:35 .m. yesterday about the theft of money. An investigation is underway, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report yesterday afternoon from the 1200 block of South Tower Avenue of the theft of medication.
• Morton police responded to an approximately 11:30 a.m. call on Thursday to the 100 block of East Main Street for a possible theft. The case is pending further investigation after the video footage is reviewed, police noted yesterday.
• Centralia police responded about 6:25 a.m. today to the 100 block of Harrison Avenue where two vehicles parked at a business had been broken into.
HANDBAG STOLEN FROM CHURCH
• Witnesses identified a 36-year-old homeless man as the individual who entered a Glenoma church and took a purse belonging to a 79-year-old woman, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement called just after noon on Saturday to the 100 block of Hamilton Road learned an individual followed Daniel A. Rude and two teenage boys, who allegedly helped hide the stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim was inside the church cleaning it and had left her purse in another room while she was cleaning, according to Chief Deputy Dusty Breen. Rude was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for the same offense were a 16-year-old Chehalis resident and a 17-year-old Centralia resident, Breen said.
OFF THE ROAD
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says an 18-year-old driver was under the influence of intoxicants when she missed a turn and struck a guard rail, a tree, a parked car and a house at the 2100 block of Rice Road in Chehalis overnight. A deputy responding to the 12:30 a.m. call reported the Honda Civic, with three teenage passengers, was totaled, according to the sheriff’s office. The parked 2008 Saturn sustained major damage, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. Kimberly Herrera-Torres, from Toledo, was arrested for driving under the influence as well as three counts of reckless endangerment, Breen said. It was the third time in 36 hours a motorist crashed into a home locally.
• A 23-year-old man was arrested after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a light pole, a fence and a residence at the 1000 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia yesterday. An officer responding about 2:40 p.m. reports nobody was injured but Richard A. James, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for driving under the influence and reckless driving,according to the Centralia Police Department.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, no contact order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 152 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.