Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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CREEPY THEFT

• Centralia police were called to Tower Avenue and Main Street about 3:10 p.m. yesterday where a purse was stolen from a vehicle while its owner was asleep inside the vehicle. No arrest had been made as of this morning.

STORAGE UNIT THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 3:30 p.m. yesterday to the 2100 block of North National Avenue where someone had cut a chain and broke into a storage area to steal an $800 welder (blue Miller brand, MIG/TIG model) and also a Stihl backpack leaf blower.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called just before 5 o’clock this morning to take a report of the theft of a beige 1993 Toyota Camry from the 300 block of South Street. The car has a license plate reading ATT 2012, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A blue 1990 Honda Civic wagon was reported stolen from the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia just before 8 a.m. yesterday. The four-door car has an Oregon license plate of 715 JER, according to the Centralia Police Department.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: WEDDING RING PAWNED BY HIRED HELP

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they arrested a woman who worked as a house cleaner who allegedly stole a client’s diamond wedding ring and pawned it. The 76-year-old victim from Onalaska contacted law enforcement on Oct. 24 and the nearly $6,000 ring was recovered the following day at the 500 block of North Market Street in Chehalis, according to the sheriff’s office. Melissa K. Green, 36, of Chehalis, allegedly got about $200 for the ring, according to the sheriff’s office. Green was located on Thursday and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree theft and for second-degree trafficking in stolen property, Breen said.

MAIL PILFERING

• Centralia police were called about 5:25 p.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard where a woman reported someone had gotten into her mailbox and opened her mail, leaving some of the empty envelopes behind.

ARRESTED ANYHOW

• Centralia police yesterday arrested a 57-year-old man after discovering he had used his brother’s identity to avoid getting arrested for driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department. Robert L. Dunivin Jr., of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for identity theft, according to police.

ANIMAL CRIME

• Centralia police on Saturday opened a case of possible animal abuse. They are investigating, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FRAUD

• Centralia police on Friday began investigating suspected theft through fraudulent activity regarding a former employee and a business on the 800 block of North Tower Avenue.

NOT A FREE RIDE

• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of Railroad Avenue at 10 a.m. yesterday after a passenger allegedly rode Amtrak from Kelso without a ticket and refused to leave the train depot after police told her to go. Latrisha B. Seals, 32, a transient person, was arrested for third-degree theft and for first-degree trespassing and then booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

• A 35-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police about 1:20 a.m. today near Harrison Avenue and Interstate 5, according to the Centralia Police Department. Shyla M. Winterholler had an outstanding warrant and was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 43-year-old woman was arrested for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act following a traffic stop last night at the 200 block of Second Street in Morton. A deputy pulled over Evette D. Drotar about 10:25 p.m. knowing her license was suspended and she had a warrant, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Items in a piece of foil found in her pocket tested positive for amphetamine, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. Drotar was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• A 56-year-old Packwood man was arrested after a traffic stop in which a  baggie of suspected methamphetamine was found on the floorboard of his van, on U.S. Highway 12 near Davis Creek Road on Friday. Raymond D. Hill was booked into the Lewis County Jail for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors today declined to file the charge.

• Chehalis police were called to the office at W.F. West High School about 8:30 a.m. on Friday where a pair of 16-year-old girls were allegedly in possession of alcohol and/or green vegetable material.

VANDALISM

• Gang-style graffiti was located in the women’s restroom at Centralia High School, according to a report made to Centralia police about 10 a.m. on Friday.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, trespassing, third-degree theft, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault, minor in possession of alcohol, driving under the influence, third-degree domestic malicious mischief, operating motor vehicle without required ignition interlock device; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, hit and run, vehicle collision, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation … and more among 406 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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