• A 19-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for first-degree robbery after he allegedly stole cell phone chargers from Wal-Mart on Saturday afternoon and gave an employee a bloody lip before fleeing the store. Zachary J. Johnston-Penrose was picked up less than an hour later at a residence after an officer recognized two of his companions on security video, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report on Saturday of the theft of pain medication from the 200 block of Oakview Avenue.
• A 41-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for third-degree theft after she allegedly put $1 into a newspaper box and removed 11 copies of the paper just before 4 a.m. on Saturday at the 300 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia.
• Chehalis police are investigating the fraudulent use of a debit card that was stolen in a vehicle prowl in Centralia, used in Chehalis and reported on Friday morning.
• Centralia police were called to five car prowls on Friday between about 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Among the items stolen: a purse from a vehicle parked at a motel on Belmont Avenue; a purse and three canes from a vehicle parked on the 900 block of South Schueber Road; a purse from the 1200 block of Mellen Street; a purse containing medication from the 2800 block of Russell Road and a stereo from the 400 block of Lakeshore Drive.
• Chehalis police were called about 5 p.m. on Saturday after two little children reportedly vandalized a neighbor’s Halloween decorations on Southwest Third Street. The subjects were 6 and 7 years old, and legally not capable of committing a crime, so an officer spoke with their parents, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A money bag containing about $7,000 in cash and checks belonging to a Centralia church reportedly fell off a vehicle near Harrison Avenue and West First Street in Centralia on Thursday, according to police. A citizen found the bag and contacted the church about returning it, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Two women were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a two-car crash in Adna this morning, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. Firefighters were called about 7 a.m. to the wreck at state Route 6 near Highway 603, according to Firefighter Mike Goodwillie.
• Riverside Fire Authority was called about 2:30 a.m. today to the 1600 block of Cooks Hill Road where a vehicle drive through a fence and struck a house. The damage to the house and vehicle was minimal, according to Fire Capt. Tim Adolphsen. Centralia police however arrested a 26-year-old Rochester resident, Francis E. Metcalf, for driving under the influence.
• A 23-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for hit and run as well as driving under the influence after a vehicle ran into a tree on Centralia College Boulevard and South Pear Street in Centralia about 1:40 a.m. yesterday. Terra M. Fager was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 20-year-old Centralia man was cited for reckless driving after he reportedly ran into a building on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road in Centralia about 9 p.m. on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 41-year-old Onalaska woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle yesterday after a single-vehicle collision on the 100 block of View Ridge Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 2:20 p.m. yesterday to a report of an abandoned, wrecked car found the woman had crashed around 4:30 a.m. and called her son to take her to the hospital, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. She was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and she was flown by helicopter to Harborview about 10 o’clock yesterday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.
MORTON CHILD LURING UPDATE
• Morton police continue to investigate the attempted child luring of a school children reported the Friday before last near Morton Elementary School. An 11-year-old boy told police a man driving a white pickup truck offered him $20 if he would get into the vehicle. A 12-year-old boy at the same time told an officer a similar incident that occurred the day before. The Morton Police Department this morning said they are following up on leads as they come in, but offered no other update.