• Firefighters were called about 9:15 p.m. yesterday to Park Hill Drive in Chehalis when a house began filling up with smoke. Nobody was hurt, it was an issue with a self cleaning oven. Crews shut off the power, pried the oven door open and used a big fan to evacuate the smoke, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. Firefighter Jay Birley said he didn’t think it was a malfunction, just an oven in great need of cleaning. “Typically when you run the self-clean cycle, smoke doesn’t pour out the front,” Birley said.
STAFF MEMBER HIT BY INMATE
• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School regarding an assault at about 7:15 p.m. on Saturday in which a 17-year-old inmate allegedly punched a male staff member in the face and arm. The case was referred for a possible charge of custodial assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
ALLEGED TOUCHING ARREST
• A 44-year-old homeless man was arrested after a deputy was told on Saturday night by a 26-year-old homeless woman that approximately a week earlier, when they were together and she laid down in the grass at the cemetery in Mossyrock and passed out, he touched her in a sexual way. The man was booked into the Lewis County Jail for indecent liberties but was was released today with no charges pending further investigation.
ANGRY BOYFRIEND SOUGHT
• Deputies are looking for a 48-year-old Packwood man who allegedly used his truck to shove another vehicle into a garage door on the 200 block of Cannon Road in Packwood causing about $2,000 damage. It happened about 12 a.m. on Friday when he was angry at his estranged girlfriend who would not come out of the home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
CASH AND TVS TAKEN IN CHEHALIS BURGLARY
• Someone broke through a back door at a home on the 800 block of Duffy Street in Chehalis and made off with $3,800 cash, two televisions, a bottle of Valium and a jewelry box with 11 rings and two watches inside as well as other items, according to the Chehalis Police Department. An officer called about 3:20 a.m. on Saturday was told it occurred sometime after 10:30 p.m. the night before, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
POLICE: ALLEGED SHOPLIFTER TRIES TO LOSE DRUGS
• A 39-year-old Seattle man was arrested yesterday at the Twin City Town Center for allegedly stealing a pair of shoes and then ditching them under a vehicle as well as dropping a bag of drugs at Wendy’s before he was detained. Officers found suspected cocaine and heroin in a makeup bag near Everett S. Scott and arrested him for possession with intent to deliver, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Officer Linda Bailey said that on the way to the jail, Scott said he’d ingested two grams of cocaine in plastic bags so he was taken to the hospital. However, he refused to follow the procedure hospital staff attempted so he was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
• Sometime between Friday and Sunday, someone stole four industrial batteries from the Alexander Lumber Mill on the 1600 block of state Route 508 near Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $1,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Someone stole 50 steel fence posts from the 2500 block of Seminary Hill Road outside Centralia sometime between Friday and Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also missing were a dozen wooden posts, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 17-year-old girl turned herself in and was arrested over the weekend for trafficking in stolen property after allegedly stealing an expensive baseball card and selling it for $20. The $800 item is described as a 1991 autographed Mickey Mantle rookie card and was taken from a home on the 100 block of Elloway Oaks Drive outside Chehalis in April but reported on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Chehalis police were called about 4:20 p.m. yesterday to Safeway about four individuals who allegedly stole hard liquor and ran away.
• Centralia police took a report of the theft of a license plate yesterday afternoon from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue.
• Police were called about 9:30 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 900 block of B Street.
• Chehalis police were called about 6:50 p.m. on Saturday about someone spray painting black squiggly marks across a sign on the back of a beige 1980 Toyota pickup truck parked at South Market Boulevard and 12th Street. The sign, addressing Chehalis lawyer John Panesko, was covered in plastic, so the damage was not permanent, according to police. A note left on the windshield said, “Get a life. You’re an F*in loser.” according to police.
• A 21-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence after he rolled his pickup truck on Saturday night on the 1600 block of South Schueber Road outside Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck sustained major damage, the driver sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. He was taken to the hospital and then released, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.
• A 26-year-old motorist broke his pinkie finger when he drove into several mailboxes and rolled his truck on Friday evening along the 400 block of Newaukum Valley Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Chico, Calif. resident was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The truck was totaled, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.
• A 27-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for driving under the influence after a collision that left her 1992 Lexus with minor damage on Friday evening long state Route 508 at Gurrier Road near Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said the driver was unhurt.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, violation of protection order, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, possibly suicidal subject, disorderly subjects, suspicious circumstances; complaints of barking dog, neighbor’s loud music … and more.