Updated at 1:51 p.m.
LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT STOLEN
• An unknown person or persons did extensive damage to a pole barn when they burglarized the structure at the 400 block of Short Road near Morton sometime during the past approximately three weeks. A deputy responding on Friday afternoon found all the electronics had been removed from an Airstream motor home and various heavy lawn and garden equipment missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the stolen property was a DR brush mower, a DR snow blower, a log splitter and a Yamaha mower, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss for the owner, a 64-year-old Olympia resident, is currently estimated at $50,000, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said this morning. The case is under investigation, Breen said.
THEFT OF KARAOKE EQUIPMENT
• Centralia police were contacted at 6:25 p.m. on Friday to take a report of the theft of karaoke and DJ equipment from the 1200 block of Alder Street. An investigation is ongoing, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A vehicle found abandoned at the 1200 block of West Plum Street in Centralia about 6:40 p.m. on Saturday turned out to be a rental car stolen in California, according to the Centralia Police Department. A second abandoned rental car from California found about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday at the 200 block of Hemlock Street in Centralia had also been stolen, according to police.
• Chehalis police were called at 3:28 p.m. on Friday to a report of a third-degree assault from Lewis County District Court on West Main Street. Further details were unavailable.
• Chehalis police were called just before 10 a.m. on Saturday to take a report that a house and vehicle had been egged on West Main Street.
• Police were called about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday regarding vandalism to a house on Southeast Magnolia Drive in Chehalis during the night.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• A child sustained a leg injury due to their car seat not being properly secured during a two-vehicle collision at Johnson Road and Reynolds Avenue just before 8:30 a.m. on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Members of two fire departments responded yesterday just after noon to a two-vehicle collision on state Route 6 near Chilvers Road. Two patients were treated at the scene and then release, but three others were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Department spokesperson DJ Hammer said the injuries appeared to be minor.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, trespassing, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vehicle collision, hit and run, third-degree theft, protection order violation, loud neighbor party, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances … and more among 440 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.