Updated at 6:18 p.m.
WHEN DOGS ATTACK
• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to the area of Southwest 19th Street and Snively Avenue when a citizen saw a dog run into a yard and then come running back out with a cat in its mouth. The cat died. Because nobody witnessed exactly what occurred, the owner was issued a citation only for dog at large, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Its owner and the owner of the mixed-breed canine were working the cat issue out between themselves, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said.
• A 59-year-old woman taking a walk along the 700 block of Eadon Road outside Toledo yesterday was knocked down and bit in the forearm by a yellow lab, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Its owner was cited for “dog at large”, was advised to quarantine the pet for 10 days and the incident is being referred to the code enforcement department, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim, who had been carrying flowers to a neighbor, declined aid, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
OUT OF CONTROL
• A 58-year-old Centralia man was subdued by a Taser after he reportedly told deputies to just shoot him when they arrived to a dispute at the 300 block of Haliday Road last night. Deputies subsequently learned he had thrown a phone at a 57-year-old woman, causing her duck and breaking a mirror, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Rickey A. Francis was in his truck when law enforcement arrived, and drove toward them causing them to take evasive action to avoid being hit, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Brown said Francis was yelling and making obscene gestures and at one point he drove around the back of the residence, and then drove toward deputies again, causing them to take cover behind their vehicles, but was finally taken into custody. Francis was taken to to Providence Centralia Hospital so blood could be taken to check for intoxicants, according to Brown. He was booked for fourth-degree assault and malicious mischief and possibly faces another count, of driving under the influence, Brown said.
• A deputy responding yesterday to the 100 block of Salkum Road learned someone broke into a shed and a home and stole an estimated $2,000 to $3,000 worth of valuables including two security systems and 10 bags of aluminum cans. Among the other items taken sometime between Friday and yesterday were computers, numerous flooring tools and other tools according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• A deputy called yesterday to the 300 block of Chandler Road west of Chehalis learned someone entered the shop area of the Hoffman Cedar Products mill and stole items including a blue bucket of tools, some of which feature the initials JM welded onto them. It happened sometime between 11 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Someone stole 50 gallons of diesel fuel, a car stereo, a camera, tools and other items from a logging site off Johnson Road in Onalaska sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday and 6 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is almost $3,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A DNA match from dried blood left on a power cord at a Centralia burglary scene a year ago led to the arrest yesterday of a 28-year-old woman, according to the Centralia Police Department. An off-duty officer spotted Jobie K. Watson and caught up to her on Chamber of Commerce Way in Chehalis; she was taken into custody, according to police. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said in mid-March of last year, someone stole items including a cell phone, computer, jewelry and a car from a home on the 900 block of Ham Hill Road in Centralia.
• Centralia police arrested a 38-year-old woman at the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue yesterday for first-degree assault in connection with an incident earlier this month in which a subject was nearly run down by an escaping vehicle after he interrupted a morning burglary at the 500 block of Hillkress Street in Centralia. It was on March 6 when he saw a female carrying items out his back door and she got into the vehicle with another female and fled, according to the Centralia Police Department. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said Susan L. Ward, from Rochester, was booked into the Lewis County Jail also for burglary.
BULLET MARK FOUND ON VEHICLE
• Centralia police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia where a vehicle showed showed damage apparently from a gunshot. Sgt. Kurt Reichert said it appeared to have glanced off, having struck with some velocity. The report didn’t indicate any reason from the owner as to why anyone would shoot the vehicle, Reichert said.
SEX OFFENDER REGISTERING ADDRESS IS ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REGISTER
• A 33-year-old homeless man who is a registered sex offender went to the sheriff’s office yesterday to turn in his “transient log” – of places he had been staying in the recent week – and was arrested for a warrant which had been issued for failing to register, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The new arrest was because he failed to notify the sheriff’s office when he previously left the county, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. James D. Sutherland was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Brown said.
• A 29-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for possession of a little bit of suspected methamphetamine after a traffic stop of a vehicle in which she was a passenger yesterday evening. It was about 6:45 p.m. at North National Avenue and Northeast Coal Creek Road and the officer learned Natasha A. Moore was wanted on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Moore was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
• A 22-year-old inmate at the Lewis County Jail was arrested overnight for a drug violation after corrections officers, acting on a tip, found five pills rolled up in a sock in her cell. Darcie N. Negrete, of Centralia, has been in custody since Friday, brought there by community corrections officers in connection with a drug violation, according to the sheriff’s office. Charges are not being filed, pending further investigation.
LOGGING DEATH INQUIRY CONTINUES
• The state Labor and Industries investigating last week’s deadly logging incident in Salkum reports the victim was working for TJB Enterprises Inc. of Winlock. John B. Leonard, 69, was struck by a large limb early last Thursday morning as he and a second individual cut timber on property just north of the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 12. L and I spokesperson Elaine Fischer indicated yesterday she expects the death will be under investigation for “quite awhile.”
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for misdemeanor assault, protection order violation; responses for alarm, suspicious circumstances, possible DUI, collisions on city streets, concerns of a suicidal family member, concerns about a friend not seen for days, a 15-year-old boy found passed out drunk, a person with a “food” wanted sign found passed out in front of a building … and more.