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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm

ARSON INVESTIGATION IN RANDLE

• A deputy was called about 2:40 a.m. yesterday after a fire at the 600 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle where it appeared someone threw some type of gasoline soaked material onto the side of a motor home parked there. A neighbor used a fire extinguisher and the damage was limited to scorching of the paint,  according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The motor home belongs to a female from Eatonville, according to the sheriff’s office.

CENTRALIA BREAK-IN

• Police were called about 10:40 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at a home on the 400 block of Ash Street in Centralia. The resident said missing was jewelry, money and prescription meds, according to the Centralia Police Department. A door had been left unlocked, according to police.

RANDLE  BURGLARY

• A deputy took a report yesterday afternoon from the 100 block of Young Road in Randle about a missing beige-colored diesel heating stove. The owner of the rental home arrived yesterday to find the front door unlocked and the stove missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The last tenants had moved out a month ago, according to the sheriff’s office.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine overnight after an officer found suspected meth inside a handbag, according to Centralia police. Terry N. Couch was booked into the Lewis County Jail after contact with an officer about 1 a.m. on the 1000 block of Eckerson Road, according to the Centralia Police Department. It’s not clear from a summary of the incident why a police officer was looking through someone’s handbag.

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Remains discovered on Joerk Road in Randle finally ID’d as missing local woman

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Skeletal remains found in Randle last year have been positively identified as a woman who disappeared from her Randle home about a mile and a half away several months before.

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Trisha McKenzie-Fire

The Lewis County Coroner’s Office said this morning they are those of 58-year-old Trisha McKenzie-Fire.

The determination was made through a joint effort by a forensic anthropologist in King County and a local dentist who specializes in making identification through teeth, according to Coroner Warren McLeod.

McKenzie-Fire was reported missing by her live-in boyfriend in April 2011. Kent Anderson said he woke up one morning and she was gone from their home on Silverbrook Road, although she left her purse behind. Human remains were found the following September in a field on Joerk Road in Randle.

The cause and manner of her death remain under investigation, according to McLeod.

Anderson has since died. McLeod said all efforts to locate and notify McKenzie-Fire’s next-of-kin have been unsuccessful
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For background, read: “Breaking news: Human remains found in Randle” from Monday Sept. 26,  2011, here

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News brief: Packwood man fails to return from mushroom hunting outing

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

Updated at 10:11 a.m.

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Update: The missing man was found about 9:30 a.m. today, walking along a Forest Service Road about five miles from where he was last seen.

He told searchers he started a small fire to stay warm through the night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was cold and wet but needed no medical treatment, according to the sheriff’s office.

Previous story:

Search and rescue volunteers were activated this morning to help find a Packwood man who hasn’t been seen since yesterday when he went out picking mushrooms in the forest south of Randle.

The 50-year-old man was not prepared to stay overnight; he was dressed in only jeans and a jean jacket, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

He did have a lighter with him, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

According to Brown, the man – whose identity is not being released – was with his friend about 12:30 p.m. yesterday on Lone Tree Mountain, off of Forest Service Road 55.

When the friend returned to his vehicle at 3:30 p.m., he began honking his horn to let his companion know he was ready to leave and also called out but received no response, according  to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies who were contacted about 7:45 p.m. drove the area but were unable to locate him, according to Brown.

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Judge says no to prisoner’s self-crafted motion to dismiss Morton homicide conviction

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm
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Jack Silverthorne is unrepresented in Lewis County Superior Court as he asks a judge to dismiss his manslaughter conviction.

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The 21-year-old sent off to prison last year after admitting he fatally punched a 16-year-old Morton boy in the head was back in court yesterday, asking to be set free.

Jack A. Silverthorne, now 22, filed a motion in Lewis County Superior Court from his cell at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Eastern Washington.

“It’s based on he’s never been in trouble before, and he was encouraged to take the plea,” his mother Kathryn Silverthorne said.

Silverthorne said her son rightfully ought to have been convicted of something less than he was, but didn’t understand, and just did what his defense attorney told him to do.

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Austin King

The Renton resident was arrested in November 2010 in connection with the death of Austin King that summer.

The 16-year-old vanished from his family’s home in the Tilton River Mobile Home Park early on June 23 and was the subject of a month-long search headed up by volunteers. His body was found some 10 miles away off a logging road outside Morton.

Silverthorne was staying with his grandmother in the trailer park and was one of two “buddies” Austin was with the last time Austin’s mother saw her son alive.

Since there was no trial, the details of exactly what happened or why were never revealed in court. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office believed there was a fight about a girl.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Silverthorne pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter – recklessly causing the death of another person – and was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison, the high end of the standard sentencing range for the crime.

He sat before Judge James Lawler yesterday afternoon without an attorney.

The hearing was brief. Silverthorne’s mother and sister were the only spectators in the Chehalis courtroom.

Yesterday was the first time she’d seen her son since he was sentenced early last year, his mother said. He was almost unrecognizable, she said. Since he was locked up, her son has lost a huge amount of weight, she said.

Kathryn Silverthorne said she understands the weight loss is due to medication prescribed after he was diagnosed in jail or prison with bipolar disease.

Lewis County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Brad Meagher objected to the self-crafted motion.

Lawler denied the motion, but noted it was more appropriately filed with the state Court of Appeals as a personal restraint petition. The judge certified the documents to be filed as such.

Outside the courtroom, Meagher said Silverthorne has the right to file the petition, that basically asks to be let out of prison.

But Meagher wasn’t optimistic about that happening.

Personal restraint petitions are usually something filed after someone is found guilty, Meagher said.

“But he pled guilty,” he said.

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For background, read “Morton teen homicide case ends with guilty plea” from Saturday May 7, 2011, here

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News brief: Scorched region on Mount Adams won’t reopen until springtime

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The south side of Mount Adams will remain closed this winter, following the forest fire that burned more than 20,000 acres there late this summer.

The closure will remain in effect into next spring, according to the officials from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

A winter climbing route on the east side of the Aiken Lava Bed will remain open, the forest service notes.

For details and a map, go to the Gifford Pinchot website. Or phone the Mount Adams Ranger Station at 509-395-3400.

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Breaking news: Worker critical after stabbing at Centralia meat plant

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were searching for a 35-year-old man after he stabbed a co-worker in the neck at the Beef Shop on Airport Road this morning.

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Sabino Gomez Barriga

It happened about 11:30 a.m., according to Brown.

The victim is in critical condition at Providence Centralia Hospital, she said.

The suspect, Sabino Gomez Barriga of Chehalis, fled the scene on foot shortly after it occurred, according to Brown. He was taken into custody and is enroute to the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown.

Brown says little is known about the victim at this time. Deputies are waiting for an interpreter to arrive at the hospital to learn more about what occurred, she said.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

LOAD OF WIRING FOUND IN TRAFFIC STOP

• A burnt out bulb on a license plate and failing to use a turn signal caught the attention of a Centralia police officer on patrol early this morning, leading to the arrest of a driver with a load of what appeared to be freshly cut telecommunications wire in the bed of a vehicle. Kim R. Evans, 54, of Chehalis, was allegedly driving with a suspended license and initially gave an different name to the officer during the approximately 3:30 a.m. traffic top on the 1000 block of Mellen Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officer Angie Humphrey said police didn’t know where the wiring came from. “We are investigating right now, trying to find the source of that,” Humphrey said this morning. Evans was booked into the Lewis County Jail for obstruction, according to police.

PAIR WEARING HOODIES FLEE STORE WITH CARTFUL

• Chehalis police were called about 3:40 a.m. today after two males pushed a shopping cart full of merchandise out a fire exit at Wal-Mart. An officer was told they were wearing black hoodies and got into a teal-colored Honda Civic or Accord  that fled northbound, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police will review surveillance tapes to see what they can find, Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

APARTMENT BURGLARIZED

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday after a resident returned to her apartment on the 900 block of North Tower Avenue and discovered the door opened, items inside moved around and several DVDs missing.

SHOP BROKEN INTO

• Someone stole two Stihl chainsaws, a Craftsman metric wrench set, a battery charger and other tools from a shop on the 100 block of Middle Fork Road outside Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 46-year-old resident who reported the theft yesterday said it happened sometime between Sept. 21 and last Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office.

STOLEN FIREARM FOUND

• A pistol stolen out of Pierce County turned up at a local business on the 800 block of West Main Street in Centralia yesterday, according to police. The discovery was made because pawn shops report certain items that they get to police, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ASSAULT

• A misdemeanor assault was investigated involving two juveniles yesterday at the 800 block of Eshom Road in Centralia. Further details were no readily available.

DRUGS

• A 24-year-old Centralia man was arrested for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after being spotted by an officer about 8:25 p.m. walking along the 100 block of West Center Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Brian M. Williams was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

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Read about recreational marijuana initiative passes …

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:35 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The Seattle Times writes that as of Dec. 6, it will no longer be illegal for adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, while a new “drugged driving” law for marijuana impairment kicks in.

Washington’s initiative 502 was winning 55 percent to 45 percent as election numbers were released Tuesday night, making it the first state along with Colorado to legalize recreational marijuana use, according to news reporter Jonathan Martin.

In Lewis County, only 44 percent of voters favored the measure, according to preliminary election results. A majority – 56 percent – of Thurston County voters said yes.

Seattle TImes reporter Craig Welch noted counties across the northern half of the state seemed to support the pot initiative while counties to the south voted it down.

Because cannabis remains illegal under federal law, federal authorities could sue to block I-502 from taking affect, but the Justice Department has given no hints about its plans, Associated Press writers say in a news story in The (Tacoma) News Tribune.

Read more here

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Read about Tenino mayor’s son attacked at school …

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

KOMOnews.com reports the teenage son of Tenino mayor Eric Strawn lost two front teeth when he was beaten at school on Monday.

The mayor says his 15-year-old has been harassed and bullied at Tenino High School ever since news reports of Strawn sharing “what he called an intimate moment” with a female friend in a car parked in Lacey.

Read more here

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

MORE EQUIPMENT DAMAGED AS CENTRALIA BUSINESS VISITED AGAIN BY WIRE THIEVES

• The damage this time is in the neighborhood of $20,000 as thieves struck again at Lakeside Industries in Centralia. An officer called about 11:45 a.m. yesterday to the 2000 block of Johnson Road learned someone cut wiring from numerous pieces of industrial equipment at the business, according to Officer Angie Humphrey. In this case, they may have been spooked because two large rolls of wire were set aside as though ready to be loaded up but were left, Humphrey said. The officer asks anyone with any information about the thefts to call 911 or Lewis County Crime Stoppers.

NOT A HATE CRIME

• Chehalis police were called around noon yesterday by a man with a complaint someone outside Safeway was displaying a political sign showing a picture of Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache. Not a crime, according to Chehalis police. “Basically the officer told him it was freedom of speech,” Sgt. Brian Hickey said.

CHEHALIS HOME BURGLARIZED

• Someone broke into a Chehalis home and stole three televisions, three laptops, three other computers, cell phones and a security safe. An officer called 5:15 p.m. yesterday to the residence on the 300 block of James Street noted a door may have been kicked in and a window was broken, according to the Chehalis Police Department. It seemed to have occurred over the weekend, according to Sgt. Brian Hickey.

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS PILFERED

• An officer took a report about 8:30 a.m. yesterday regarding pills missing from various bottles of prescription medications at a home on the 1000 block of F Street in Centralia. Among the pilfered drugs were morphine, Oxycontin and Lorazepam,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called around 12:20 p.m. yesterday to the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue about damage to the gas line on a vehicle.

• The sheriff’s office is looking for information about someone spray painting graffiti at Onalaska school’s baseball field dugouts over the weekend. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning the vandalism was reported on Sunday and must have happened sometime after 6 p.m. on Friday. The damage will cost $500, according to Brown.

DISORDERLY MAN TAKEN AWAY BY POLICE

• Centralia police called to a convenience store on the 1200 block of Mellen Street for reports of a man “freaking out, running around and being weird” discovered the subject sitting in the driver’s seat of a stranger’s car about 2:15 p.m. yesterday. Michael Stedham, 23, was allegedly uncooperative with officers who tried to detain him. The Centralia resident was arrested for obstructing and vehicle prowl and was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

NOT JUST A FIRE DRILL

• Children were evacuated from Centralia’s Oakview Elementary School about 11 o’clock yesterday morning and fire department summoned. “It wasn’t actually a fire but smoke from an overheated laminating machine,” Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Erik Olson said.

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It’s election day; have you voted?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 6:53 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Will marijuana be legalized? Will rural Chehalis residents continue to pay a levy for emergency medical services? Who will be president?

Ballots for the general election must be postmarked by today or returned to the Lewis County Auditor’s Office before 8 p.m.

Locally, the names of all three Lewis County Superior Court judges are on the ballot, although each is running unopposed.

See election results here beginning shortly after 8 o’clock tonight.

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Centralia drug trafficking informant made “errors in judgement”

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 6:42 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Court documents in the case of Donato Valle Vega shed light on why the 40-something Centralia car lot owner met with federal agents in Borst Park two years ago and then took them to his Harrison Avenue business and showed them pounds of drugs he had hidden in the attic.

Valle Vega was working as an informant with the FBI, assisting with an investigation of members of a Mexican drug trafficking cartel, according to his defense attorney Robert Leen.

After talking with an FBI agent and another from the DEA in early September 2010, Valle Vega admitted he had drugs, told them how much, offered to take them to the business and told them they could search both his car lot and his stash house, Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew Thomas and Darwin Roberts wrote in their trial brief.

The agents retrieved approximately four kilos of cocaine and 33 pounds of methamphetamine from Emmanuel Auto Sales that day, according to court documents. Two weeks later Centralia police assisted federal law enforcement officers with the arrest.

Valle Vega was convicted late last month of one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and a second similar count related to methamphetamine, in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

He faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced, according to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas.

Both Thomas and Leen declined to talk about the case further until after sentencing.

Leen in his pretrial memo brief however wrote that his client admitted he had drugs the agents didn’t know about, but said he believed if he didn’t appear to go along with the suppliers’ plan it would mean death for him and his family, both in Centralia and in Mexico.

Valle Vega indicated he felt trapped because the men associated with the drugs were in Centralia but that as soon as they left, he gave information about the drugs, Leen wrote.

Leen, who is based in Everett, noted his client may have made some errors in judgement regarding his contacts with the drugs, but said it was out of fear.

The story begins, according to documents in the court file, on Sept. 1, 2010, the day before Valle Vega met with the agents in the Centralia park.

According to the documents: Law enforcement agents observed what they believed were narcotic being loaded into a BMW with Utah license plates at Emmanuel Auto Sales at the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia.

At least three federal agents met with Valle Vega the following day and took the drugs. Valle Vega told them he’d received the drugs in July and had already distributed one and half kilograms of cocaine in August.

He told them they’d been provided to him by Salome Flores Apodaca, and the source was Apodaca’s brother, Augustine Flores Apodaca. They’d been sent to him concealed in a vehicle that had been brought to his auto sales business on a car hauler from Arizona.

That same day agents and Valle Vega were looking through his attic, Utah State troopers stopped the BMW in Brigham City and subsequently discovered about a pound of methamphetamine tucked into its gas tank.

The agents met with Valle Vega in Kelso a few days later. On Sept 17, they arrested him.

Federal prosecutors set out to prove the Centralia man possessed pounds of drugs that no drug trafficking organization would have provided to a person without the expectation they would be further distributed.

Neither of the trial briefs offer information about who or where Valle Vega’s customers were.

The trial lasted about four days and the jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged.

A forfeiture hearing regarding the property on Harrison Avenue is scheduled for Jan. 4. Sentencing is set for Jan. 25.

Thomas said the minimum term is 10 years in prison.

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For background, read “Centralia auto business arrest followed discovery of almost 10 pounds of cocaine” from Wednesday September 29, 2010, here

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Updated at 6:34 p.m.

GARAGE PROWLER ARRESTED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police called just before 5 a.m. on Saturday to the 500 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue after a resident saw someone jump his fence subsequently discovered an intruder inside the garage. The officer ordered the subject to the ground and when he instead began looking around as though he might bolt, the officer “took” him to the ground and took him in to custody, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Matthew R. McDonald, 24, of Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to police. He was released without charges pending further investigation.

BURGLARY ONALASKA

• Two flat screen televisions were among the nearly $3,000 of valuables missing after a burglary on the 100 block of Fickett Road in Onalaska, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy called to the home on Saturday learned the break-in occurred sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. the following morning, according to the sheriff’s office.

THEFT OF RING FROM CENTRALIA

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for theft after a 10 karat Black Hills gold wedding ring was reported missing from a home on the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. A deputy was told by the 57-year-old woman on Friday evening she thought an acquaintance of a family member took it the day before and sold it to a downtown Centralia store, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Alex M. Folden was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

TOOLS TAKEN NEAR TOLEDO

• A wire-fed welder, a grinder and other tools were stolen from outside a home on the 800 block of Evans Road outside Toledo, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

BREAK-IN TO CENTRALIA BUSINESS

• Centralia police were called about 6:30 a.m. today to a business on the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue where a door lock was forced open and someone rummaged through items.

MEDS MISSING

• Unspecified medication was reported stolen from the 500 block of Madison Street in Centralia early yesterday evening,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police took a report of unspecified medication and money taken from a backpack yesterday afternoon at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue.

DOG-NAPPED FROM CENTRALIA

• A female Doberman Pinscher was reported stolen from  yard on the 200 block of East Van Buren Street in Centralia yesterday morning.

POLICE: GROWN MAN STEALS FROM MOM’S PURSE

• A 47-year-old Vader man was arrested on Saturday night after allegedly stealing a debit card from his mother’s purse in Centralia and then accessing her account. Rodney D. Oleachea was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft and forgery, according to the Centralia Police Department.

TAVERN TROUBLES DOWNTOWN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police officers were called to three different bars on Saturday night beginning just after midnight for arguments, fights and disorderly people but none with serious injuries, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The calls began on Northwest Chehalis Avenue where an officer ended up using a Taser on a 22-year-old Chehalis man being escorted out of the Paradise, continued at Garbe’s across the street and moved to North Market Boulevard  and then back to Northwest Park Avenue, according to police.  “All similar,” Sgt. Brian Hickey said. “Intoxicated individuals involved in disputes.” Friday night downtown was a little less eventful with just one woman arrested for punching another woman in the nose outside Garbe’s, according to Hickey.

‘EXCUSE ME’

• A man and woman in their late 20s were interrupted by an officer and arrested after a report about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday of a couple having sex in a vehicle parked on a neighborhood street in Centralia.

POLICE: HALLOWEEN PRANK NOT FUNNY

• Winlock police arrested a 47-year-old Winlock man in connection with malicious mischief to an officer’s home on Halloween, according to Police Chief Terry Williams. Ronald White was also arrested for resisting arrest, according to Williams. Further details were not readily available.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about a vehicle prowl about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street in Chehalis. Missing were some change and sub woofers, according to police.

• An unlocked vehicle was broken into on the 1600 block of Grandview Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. A GPS device was among the items stolen, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

WRECK WITH NO DRIVER

• Centralia police say they are investigating after a single-car accident about 1:25 a.m. on Sunday at the 1600 block of Harrison Avenue at Galvin Road. The vehicle was discovered without a driver, according to police.

MAN HURT IN WINLOCK HIT AND RUN

• An arrest was made after a pedestrian in his early 30s was struck by a vehicle late Friday afternoon in Winlock. Aid called about 5:20 p.m. to the 800 block of Northwest Kerron Street transported the man to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Further details were no readily available.

ONE AIRLIFTED AFTER INTERSTATE 5 CRASH

• A motorist in his 70s was airlifted after his truck collided with a tree on northbound Interstate 5 south of Chehalis about 11:15 a.m. on Friday. The man who was alone in the vehicle may have had a medical issue but also sustained injuries to his torso, according to Lewis County Fire District 15.

POLICE: MAN SETS OFF FLARE IN CENTRALIA APARTMENT

• Centralia police say a 32-year-old man might be in trouble after lighting a road flare inside his apartment on Friday. “He advised he was practicing to see if it worked to summon aid,” Centralia police wrote about the approximately 6:30 p.m. call. Police and the fire department did arrive at the group home on the 1600 block of Johnson Road. Firefighters were initially called about a candle on the roof, but Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Scott Snyder said it was a road flare the individual had quickly set it outside the window onto the roof where it was raining. The resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital to be evaluated, according to Snyder. The case is being referred to a prosecutor for a possible charge of second-degree reckless burning, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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News brief: Police: BMW-driving burglar gives self up to SWAT team

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:19 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A suspect in a Centralia-area burglary who barricaded himself inside a Tumwater residence saying he would not go back to prison is in the Lewis County Jail this morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Jason A. Goudy, 32, allegedly loaded various items into his silver BMW after being seen dropping them into a field near the 3800 block of Mayberry Road and Russell Road on Friday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigating deputies found the front door open of a home for sale and discovered more than $1,000 worth of valuables missing, such as a vacuum, pool cues and a French press coffee maker Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

An attempt to locate was put out on the car and it was found later at a residence on the 6700 block of Kirsop Road in Tumwater, Brown said.

Thurston County’s SWAT team was called and when Lewis County’s SWAT team arrived around 5:15 p.m., they learned Goudy had walked out and given himself up, according to Brown.

Goudy, who lives in Tumwater, was arrested for residential burglary, Brown said.

The Olympian reports Goudy barricaded himself in the home about 1:45 p.m. and gave himself up about 5 p.m.

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Read about hunter lost near White Pass …

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports a search is underway for a hunter reported missing yesterday evening near White Pass.

The newspaper writes teams from Lewis County are expected to join the search this morning for the 49-year-old Cashmere resident last seen on Saturday morning on horseback.

Read more here

Update: from  Yakima Herald-Republic at 3:01 p.m.: The hunter has been found in good health.