• Centralia police were called just after 5 o’clock this morning to the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue where they were told a man in his late 20s to early 30s walked into the store and demanded money. The clerk refused and the subject fled, according to the Centralia Police Department. The suspect is a white male with a tattoo of a cross on his face, according to police. No arrest had been made as of this morning.
• Centralia police were called about 3:10 p.m. yesterday and told jewelry had been stolen from a house damaged by fire at the 400 block of South Oak Street.
MOM TRACKS STOLEN PHONE
• Chehalis police were called just after 4 p.m. yesterday by a parent who had used GPS to track down a child’s stolen iPhone 6 near the 500 block of Cascade Avenue. An arriving officer contacted a 14-year-old girl and retrieved the phone, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A case for theft will be forwarded to juvenile prosecutors, a department spokesperson said.
• Centralia police were called at 2:24 p.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Harrison Avenue where an unidentified male had allegedly attempted to cash a stolen check.
• A stolen vehicle was located in a motel parking lot at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia about 1 p.m. yesterday. A second stolen vehicle was found there about an hour later, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called to the 1500 block of North National Avenue about 8:15 a.m. yesterday following the discovery someone had prowled a work truck during the night, stealing a generator and a gas can. It was a Smarter Tolls AP2000, valued at $1,000, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Police were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday to the 300 block of West Pear Street to take a report of overnight prowls of two vehicles. Missing are speakers, an amplifier and LED off-road lights, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police responded to a call yesterday to take a report of a vehicle prowl that had occurred more than a week earlier at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. A Kindle and tablet were stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, third-degree malicious mischief, driving with suspended license, protection order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, civil issue, vandalism, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 125 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.