Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:48 pm
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Updated at 5:07 p.m.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• An attempted traffic stop of a car with expired tabs in Chehalis early this morning led to a pursuit that headed down Jackson Highway onto state Route 508 and then onto southbound Interstate 5, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 3:50 a.m. beginning on Market Boulevard, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. A passenger who allegedly was throwing items out the window got out of the vehicle and ran off around the southbound onramp at milepost 71, Breen said. The sheriff’s office says the car was stopped by a trooper employing a “pursuit immobilization technique” and the driver taken into custody. The 1994 Honda had been stolen out of Kalama, according to Breen. Firefighters were called to the scene near milepost 64 when the car’s engine began smoking and fire broke out in the engine compartment. The driver, Robert A. Wynn, 24, of Kalama, was arrested for attempting to elude and possession of a stolen vehicle. The passenger, Ryan L. Hicks, 24, from Oregon, was located, arrested for being an accomplice and both were booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Breen.

• A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested for vehicular assault following the two-vehicle collision at North Pearl and West Third streets in Centralia yesterday morning. Centralia police say Terry J. Burge caused the wreck which caused serious injuries to his passenger and that Burge was suspected to have been driving under the influence of drugs. He, two of his passengers and the driver of the other truck were hospitalized after the approximately 9 a.m. wreck. Burge was subsequently booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

AUTO THEFT

• The owner of a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck called Chehalis police yesterday afternoon to tell them he had parked it the night before at Chehalis Avenue and Prindle Street and it was stolen. The victim said he got a call from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office who found it in a ditch on the 2600 block Jackson Highway, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 8 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said she had left her vehicle running while she went inside at the 700 block of Harrison Avenue and when she came out a few minutes later, she discovered the vehicle was shut off and the keys missing from the ignition.

• A 30-year-old Centralia resident was arrested yesterday afternoon following an investigation for first-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property, according to the Centralia Police Department. When Jesika C. Jellison was contacted in the case associated with the 900 block of Harrison Avenue, she allegedly was found with suspected methamphetamine. Jellison was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 25-year-old Longview man was arrested yesterday after deputies were called about 1 p.m. to a business on the 100 block of Foster Creek Road in Toledo about a customer trying several different methods of payment using identification cards belonging to different people. Victor H. Bliss was contacted and arrested for multiple warrants, identity theft and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A backpack was reported stolen about 2:34 p.m. yesterday from the 100 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia.

• Chehalis police called about a shoplifting incident at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 2:30 p.m. yesterday arrested a 75-year-old woman from Rochester who allegedly took merchandise valued at $1.74. Betty J. Manker was arrested for second-degree burglary because she had previously been trespassed from the store, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was not booked into jail, but the case was forwarded to prosecutors for charging, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.

• Chehalis police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday by a resident who reported someone attempted to charge $600 onto her credit card. She was able to stop the transaction, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• An individual reported about 8:15 p.m. yesterday that someone broke the windshield on her vehicle while it was parked at the 500 block of East Main Street.

• Centralia police were called at 8:15 a.m. yesterday regarding a rock thrown through the rear window of a vehicle at the 1100 block of South Pearl Street.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, trespassing, failure to transfer title, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vehicle collision, disorderly person, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances … and more among 153 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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