Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:17 pm




• Chehalis police were called about 12:50 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Northwest Quincy Avenue to take a report that sometime since Friday night, someone stole a red and white 13 hp engine and its companion hydraulic pump.


• Centralia police were called just after 7:30 a.m. today to take a report of the theft of a black 1999 Honda Civic from the 1000 block of West Walnut Street. The car has a license plate reading AQV 9618, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• Centralia police took a report just before 8 p.m. yesterday from the 600 block of Woodland Avenue that a pistol had been stolen sometime in the previous few months.


• Police were called about 6:35 p.m. yesterday to take a report that multiple items had been stolen from a female’s home at the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue while she was temporarily evicted because of a protection order. It is not clear who the suspect or suspects might be at this time, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation.


• A 23-year-old man being secured to a gurney in an ambulance last night at the 1300 block of B Street allegedly kicked and spit on a Centralia police officer who was assisting medics. Victor A. Lopez Roman was subsequently arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 10:25 a.m. yesterday to Centralia High School where a boy had allegedly kicked and punched another student. A case for a charge of fourth-degree assault is being referred to prosecutors, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• A homeless man arrested at the Eagle Truck Plaza in Napavine on Friday appeared in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon, charged with harassment. Lucas M. Fontaine, 28, had reportedly been asked several times to leave, but wouldn’t and when an officer showed up, he allegedly began yelling he was going to get a knife and kill him. His bail was set at $50,000 today.


• Centralia police were called just after 7 p.m. yesterday to take a report from a business at the 100 block of West Pine Street that a male had been seen masturbating while walking by. The incident is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.


• A 30-year-old Centralia woman detained for suspected shoplifting yesterday after an approximately 6:25 p.m. call to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis was arrested for second-degree burglary because she had previously been trespassed from the store, according to the Chehalis Police Department. When Leah M. Vann was being booked at the Lewis County Jail, a substance believed to be heroin was located in her wallet, according to police.


• A 20-year-old man was arrested yesterday by Morton police in a case of allegedly exchanging nude photos with a now-15-year-old girl, pictures that date back to 2015. Charging documents in the a case describe Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar observing Sean R. Butler pull into a parking lot at Gust Backstrom Park and pick up a girl on Oct 23. The chief contacted Butler and the girl was returned to her home, the documents relate. The chief subsequently contacted the girl and her mother, and asked if there was anything inappropriate going on, according to charging documents. The girl reportedly produced pictures and text messages from Facebook and Snapchat of a sexual nature that date back to 2015. Morningstar interviewed Butler on Monday, booked his phone into evidence and him into the Lewis County Jail. Court documents list Butler with a Centralia address. He was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree viewing of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Judge Joely O’Rourke set his bail at $20,000.


• Morton police reported they referred a case to prosecutors involving a juvenile for reckless endangerment in connection with an incident on the 1200 block of Main Avenue at about 9 p.m. on Oct. 28. Subjects allegedly threw an object at a moving vehicle and when the driver contacted the three juvenile suspects, the driver felt threatened and drew his firearm. The three youngsters called 911, according to the Morton Police Department.


• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, trespassing; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation … and more among 146 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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