Updated at 5:33 p.m.
THREAT WITH FIREARM LANDS MAN IN JAIL
• A 41-year-old rural Centralia man who allegedly confronted a neighbor during a parking dispute by pointing a pistol at the neighbor’s face was jailed yesterday. Deputies called about 12:45 p.m. to the 400 block of Reinke Road were told the issue was about a property line easement and the alleged victim had parked blocking the driveway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Corey L. Moran allegedly came out of his residence, pulled a 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and aimed it at his 40-year-old neighbor, Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said. Moran was arrested for first-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, Kimsey said.
KIRBY VACUUM REPO GOES VIOLENT
• A woman who attempted to retrieve a Kirby vacuum from a Chehalis resident who was behind on his payments called 911 yesterday evening to report the customer pushed her down, began to hit and kick her and then choked her, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officers responding just before 6 p.m. to the 600 block of Northeast Franklin Avenue arrested Jason R. Ferris, 32, for second-degree assault and booked him in to the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
MOTORIST PULLED FROM VEHICLE PARKED ON TRACKS
• Centralia police say a 32-year-old motorist from Rochester stopped his vehicle on a set of railroad tracks in Centralia and then refused to exit the vehicle when ordered to do so by officers last night. Officers responding about 12:20 a.m. to the area near Reynolds Avenue and Blair Road had to break the window and drag him out, according to the Centralia Police Department. They arrested Steven R. Stacy for obstructing and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
• Police were called just before 7 o’clock this morning to the 1300 block of West Main Street in Centralia when a woman saw someone by her shed with her tool box. The individual fled towards the freeway and a search with a police dog did not turn up their suspect, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A deputy was called yesterday to the 100 block of Shannon Lane west of Chehalis following the discovery of a break-in to a shop building next to a home in which a propane heater, a tool box, two machetes and other items were stolen. The victim said it occurred sometime during the previous two weeks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• A 42-year-old man from Woodland was booked into the Lewis County Jail yesterday in connection with a Vader burglary early last month in which more than $40,000 worth of property was stolen. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning deputies began following up immediately on the incident at the 1000 block of state Route 506 which was reported on March 9. Among the valuables missing were two vehicles, 13 guns and more than 50 antique model cars, Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said. Kimsey said deputies were assisted in locating a suspect on Saturday by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, the Kelso Police Department and the Longview Street Crimes Unit. Dustin I. Wynn, one of the suspects, was arrested for multiple felonies including first-degree burglary and first-degree trafficking in stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A case involving a 15-year-old boy from yesterday morning at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia was referred to the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Juvenile Division for possession of marijuana, according to the Centralia Police Department.
FROM THE COURTHOUSE
• A 16-year-old Centralia boy was charged as an adult yesterday with second-degree rape in a case police began investigating at the end of February. Centralia police were told by a 16-year-old girl it happened while she was at a friend’s home in Centralia with six others. The girl said she had rebuffed his advances but he came into the guest room where she was sleeping and forced himself on her, according to charging documents. At the end of March, she picked the 16-year-old boy from a photo montage and he was initially charged in juvenile court, according to authorities. Lewis County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher said a judge agreed the teen’s case could be moved to Lewis County Superior Court. His bail was set yesterday afternoon at $50,000.
CENTRALIA RESIDENTS AWAKEN TO FIRE
• Firefighters called about 6:10 a.m. today to the 2300 block of Rosewood Lane in Centralia found heavy smoke coming from the attic of a home but then located the fire in a storage room in the garage. It was quickly extinguished and there was no damage to the living portion of the residence, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The occupants had woken up to smell of smoke, gone outside and called 911, according to Fire Capt. Terry Ternan. Nobody was inured, Ternan stated. The cause is under investigation.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, third-degree malicious mischief; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, civil issue, misdemeanor assault, vehicle collision, third-degree theft, suicidal person, suspicious circumstances … and more among 155 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.