Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

THEFT

• A 50-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday after officers identified him as the suspect who walked out of Wal-Mart the day before with a woman’s purse containing all her shopping money for the holidays, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A child had thrown the purse on the floor and surveillance video showed a gentleman pick it up and walk away, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. Derrick R. Waggener offered to pay the money if police let him go, but he was instead arrested and booked for second-degree theft, Kaut said. The amount missing was somewhere between $100 and $200, Kaut said. Some of his officers wrote the victim a check to help her out, he said.

• Centralia police were called to a burglary at the 1000 block of Marsh Street yesterday. Office supplies such as paper and other items were missing from the daycare, according to police Sgt. Brian Warren. There were no signs of forced entry, he said.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to a car prowl on the 1300 block of Northwest Airport Road. Someone had tried to prey a door open, but an alarm went off, according to police. A gas can was left there, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said.

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to Southwest 18th Street where a marine battery had been stolen from a trailer overnight.

• Chehalis police were called just afternoon yesterday about the theft of a “caddy bag” cart from the back of a vehicle on the 800 block of Southwest 19th Street.

DRUGS

• Police were called to Chehalis Middle School yesterday where two students had been detained for possessing a small amount of marijuana. The case involving a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy will be referred to prosecutors for possible charges, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A deputy yesterday went to Onalaska High School where a 17-year-old student was accused of twice giving some of her prescription pills to other students, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The girl had a prescription of Xanax for herself, but the case will be referred for a possible charges of delivery of a controlled substance, according to the sheriff’s office. She did not take any money for them, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

POACHING IN THE YARD

• Police were called to a Winlock home after a resident stepped out onto his patio to smoke a cigarette, heard a gunshot and then saw a deer run into his yard and collapse. It happened around 7 p.m. on Friday in between King and Byam roads inside the city limits, according to the Winlock Police Department. A short time later, an 18-year-old Winlock man was arrested for several hunting and firearms violations. It happened after dark so there weren’t any kids out but it was a residential area, Police Chief Terry Williams said. The chief said Brandon W. Reed, 18, had pulled into his own driveway, saw the deer in his headlights and got out his gun. Reed was made to validate his deer tag on the Buck, and it was taken to a local charity, Williams said.

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One Response to “Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup”

  1. Bspath says:

    Two thumbs up to the officers who decided to help out the victim of the theft by giving her some holiday shopping money.

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