Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3:36 pm
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VEHICLE THEFT

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning a $30,000 truck filled with chainsaws and other equipment stolen from a logging site off milepost seven of Bunker Creek Road on Friday morning was recovered on Sunday by police in Springfield, Oregon and two men arrested. A representative of a Castle Rock logging company told a deputy he parked the red 2012 Ford F350 at the site and when he returned later it was gone, according to the sheriff’s office. Matthew A. Morgan, 38, of Shelton, and Jerrod D. Frey, 40, from Hoquiam, were booked into jail in Springfield, Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said. The investigation into the theft continues, according to Breen.

• Centralia police are investigating following a call just after 1 p.m. yesterday that a male took his girlfriend’s car and purse from the 1600 block of North Scheuber Road. The car was located, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• An 18-year-old inmate at the Lewis County Jail was arrested for third-degree assault after he allegedly began throwing punches and struck a corrections deputy, causing a bruise above the eye on Saturday afternoon. It was around 3 p.m. and they were attempting to get LaRoyce E. Alexander, from Seattle, to return to his cell, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.  Alexander was subdued and re-booked for the new offense, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Centralia police were called about 3:15 a.m. on Saturday to the 1200 block of Mellen Street because an unidentified male allegedly assaulted a bus driver. He was arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County jail as John Doe, according to the Centralia Police Department.

BURGLARY

• Decorative swords and a bicycle were taken from a shed at the 1000 block of B Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 1:35 p.m. on Sunday.

FRAUD

• A Chehalis resident reported to police yesterday afternoon discovering someone had opened a bank account using their identity.

• A 37-year-old Centralia woman who allegedly presented herself as her mother during a traffic stop to get out of a ticket just after 3 a.m. yesterday at the 900 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia was arrested for identity theft. Crystal I. Aguilar was also arrested for three outstanding warrants and driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 22-year-old Centralia man allegedly used someone else’s name during a contact with police at the 1200 block of Mellen Street at about 7:45 p.m. on Saturday and was arrested for identity theft. Trevor L. Bartley also had two outstanding warrants, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Centralia police were called just before 2 p.m. on Friday to investigate unauthorized bank withdrawals from checking account in a case associated with the 400 block of West Plum Street.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called about 4:45 a.m. today to the 600 block of North Washington Avenue where an individual reported the theft of all four of his tires from his 1993 Honda passenger car that occurred sometime during the evening and early morning hours last night.

• Chehalis police were called just before 5 p.m. on Sunday regarding a purse that went missing from a vehicle while its owner was shopping a the 1200 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

VANDALISM

• A 41-year-old Winlock man who was allegedly seen on surveillance images damaging his former spouse’s car at Winlock High School was arrested for second-degree malicious mischief, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. A deputy found multiple key scratches down the side of the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened on Thursday and was reported on Friday. Kelly T. Gifford was booked into the Lewis County Jail,  Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said.

• Police were called to the 500 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis on Friday morning to take a report of graffiti spray painted on a garage.

• Chehalis police took a report from the 2200 block of Jackson Highway about 1:20 p.m. on Friday regarding domestic malicious mischief.

DRUGS

• Chehalis police called regarding someone inside an apartment complex laundry room at the 200 block of Southwest 11th Street last night found a 21-year-old Chehalis resident with an outstanding warrant and suspected heroin in his possession, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Elias A. Galaviz was booked into the Lewis County Jail for the warrant and case referred to prosecutors for drug possession, according to police.

• A 25-year-old Yelm man contacted just before 9 p.m. yesterday for riding his bike without a light near Borst Avenue and Allen Street in Centralia allegedly gave police a fake name and then was found in possession of methamphetamine. Calvin M. Dubois was booked into the Lewis County Jail for the drug violation and for identity theft, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 40-year-old Olympia man arrested for a violation of a no contact order about 6:10 p.m. on Sunday at the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Timothy N. Rogge was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 26-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for warrants and possession of methamphetamine after contact with police at the 100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia at about 6:10 p.m. on Friday. Sabrina Towne was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DOG ABUSE

• A 28-year-old Centralia resident who was allegedly abusive towards a dog was arrested about 10 a.m. on Sunday following an investigation associated with the 2800 block of Russell Road. Brady M. Ward was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree animal cruelty, according to the Centralia Police Department.

FIRE INVESTIGATION

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a suspicious fire just before 1 a.m. on Saturday that destroyed a garage filled with used restaurant equipment at the 100 block of Foster Creek Road outside of Toledo. There was no electricity to the building and a witness reported seeing a male wearing a dark hoodie in the area a few minutes before flames broke out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

NOT A BOMB

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports the school was searched and nothing was found after a call at mid-day on Friday to the 200 block of North Military Road regarding a message written and then scratched out in a bathroom stall at Winlock Middle School suggesting a possible bomb threat. Students had been removed and school closed early, according to the sheriff’s office.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Police and firefighters were called just before 5 p.m. yesterday to a motorcycle wreck at the 500 block of Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis in which the rider made an unexpected turn, hit the curb and flipped over the bridge railing, dropping about 15 feet down into some brush. The bike stayed behind and its driver walked back up to meet responders, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. The 28-year-old Toledo man had a cut above his eye but declined aid. He was cited for second-degree negligent driving, not having a motorcycle endorsement and not having a valid driver’s license, according to police.

• Centralia police began investigating an incident about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday in which a driver lost control of their vehicle and struck three parked cars at the 100 block of West Main Street.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, disorderly conduct, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, misdemeanor assault, minor in possession and/or consumption of alcohol; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, vandalism, harassment, hit and run, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, vehicle collision, misdemeanor theft … and more among 578 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 96-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

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