Updated at 6:23 p.m.
TRAFFICKING STOLEN PROPERTY
• A pair of Longview residents were arrested last night while allegedly selling property they knew to be stolen in connection with an approximately 9 p.m. call associated with a location on the 100 block of North Cedar Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Alisha M. Wilson 32, and Charles J. Stephens, 36, were booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree trafficking in stolen property, and charged today with the same offense in Lewis County Superior Court. Charging documents in the case indicate a man contacted police after he logged in to a popular sales application called Let’s Go, and spotted a pair of construction drywall stilts and two steel floodlight which had been stolen in a neighbor’s break-in the night before. An arrangement was made to meet the sellers at Fuller’s on South Tower Avenue and police waited nearby, according to the allegations. A judge this afternoon set their bail at $5,000.
• Chehalis police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue to take a report of the break-in to a storage area in which a butane stove, butane bottles and a 400 watt inverter were missing.
• Centralia police report this morning that two people were arrested for outstanding warrants at the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue yesterday afternoon. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department. A Chehalis K-9 officer and his partner assisted Centralia in a Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team case beginning at the same time, about 1:13 p.m., according to the Chehalis Police Department. According to charging documents, police got a tip on where 30-year-old Cory R. Aldrich was and went to the home. Officers spent a significant amount of time trying to get Aldrich to come out, but because he refused, the SWAT team was called in and gas canisters deployed, the documents relate. Aldrich had an outstanding warrant from the state Department of Corrections because he was on supervision, but became unavailable in October. Eventually he exited the house without incident but police found in what they believed was his room a 45 caliber handgun, a baggie with suspected heroin and three glass pipes containing suspected methamphetamine, according to the documents. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of meth and heroin and escape from community custody. His bail was set at $50,000.
MAN HITS GIRL
• Centralia police were called to the 400 block of North Ash Street in Centralia about 5:45 p.m. yesterday where they took a report that a 23-year-old man had punched an 11-year-old girl. No arrest had been made as of this morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A traffic stop at the 500 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis about 1:20 p.m. yesterday and an outstanding arrest warrant led also to the arrest of a 36-year-old Winlock man for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Shawn E. Anderson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday by an individual who said that after an argument with a man over a handicap parking spot at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue, she came out after shopping and found paint was scratched in various places on her 2016 Kia Soul.
FROM THE COURTHOUSE
• A rural Chehalis resident convicted of ongoing sexual abuse of two female relatives has been given a sentence with a minimum of 160 months and a maximum of life in prison. Conlan M. Craig, 19, was arrested this summer and subsequently pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree child rape and one count of first-degree child rape. The original allegations suggested incidents began when he was as young as 10 to 12 years old and the girls were as young as 5 years old. His lawyer David Arcuri told the judge the charges had been amended to include only activity after he turned 18 to make sure when he was sentenced, he would be on lifetime supervision. He was sentenced last Wednesday in Lewis County Superior Court. Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Melissa Bohm said today the Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board will decide when Craig is allowed to be released.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, disorderly conduct, third-degree malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, third-degree theft, civil issue, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances … and more among 124 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.