Updated at 6:50 p.m.
INTERRUPTED BURGLARY CENTRALIA
• Police are looking for a burglar who fled on a bicycle yesterday from the 2100 block of Ahlers Avenue in Centralia. Officers were called about 11:50 a.m. when a resident arrived to discover a male in his early 20s inside the house, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was wearing a green stocking cap and carrying a black backpack and rode away on an older rusty green-colored bike, according to police.
OTHER CENTRALIA BREAK-INS
• Sometime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. yesterday someone broke into a detached garage at the 3000 block of Zenkner Valley Road and left with a leaf blower and other property, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office,.
• A deputy was called yesterday to the 300 block of Joppish Road outside Centralia where a resident said he found pry marks and damage to his rear sliding glass door where someone apparently tried to get inside during the night. The deputy was told the man’s dog had been barking around 2 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Centralia police responded about 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday to a burglary of a building at the 600 block of North Tower Avenue. The case is under investigation, police stated yesterday morning.
• An officer took a report about 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday regarding a break-in to a residence at the 1400 block of Winterwood Drive in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday to the 500 block of Courtland Street in Centralia when a footprint was found where someone had kicked the back door. At about the same time, damage was reported to a back door on the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A deputy was called about 12:30 a.m. yesterday to Vader about a burglary to a storage building on the 500 block of A Street that occurred sometime since Wednesday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Missing is more than $1,000 of items including two boxes of jewelry, a drill and a saw, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A deputy took a report from the 700 block of Cannon Road in Packwood on Wednesday regarding a 6500-watt Honda generator stolen from a storage unit sometime during the first week in January, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at more than $3,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
POSSIBLE STOLEN CAR
• Chehalis police were called about 7 a.m. today to Southwest McFadden Avenue and Sixth Street by a woman who said she left her red Chevrolet Cavalier in the driveway locked up with the keys in it and it was gone. An officer learned it wasn’t registered to her and although she said she’d recently purchased the car, didn’t know its license plate nor could the name of the registered owner be determined, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police in Chehalis will be keeping an eye out for it, according to Officer Linda Bailey.
• Chehalis police were called to Wal-Mart about 7:30 p.m. yesterday where they were told of a customer who allegedly took a vacuum that didn’t belong to her, returned it and was given a gift card instead of money back for the “return” and then purchased merchandise with the card. The case is being pursued as one of theft and trafficking stolen property, according to police.
• A 54-year-old Chehalis resident contacted police yesterday morning after discovering someone in another state ordered computer accessories with his account information, didn’t pay the bill and it was sent to collections. The amount was $337, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• An officer responding about 11:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1000 block of Elm Street in Centralia arrested a 21-year-old man found inside a vehicle that did not belong to him. Police say Nathan E. Cline was attempting to steal various items. The Centralia resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• An Oregon resident who stopped for a meal at Dennys in Chehalis last night called 911 about 10:30 p.m. when he discovered his welder missing from off his flatbed trailer. There were no witnesses to the apparent theft from the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue and the victim acknowledged it could possibly have fallen off before he arrived, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
CAT DEAD, DOG BLAMED
• A 29-year-old Centralia man was cited on Wednesday morning for dog at large after his Pit Bull reportedly killed his neighbor’s cat. it happened in the 300 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• An individual was cited for negligent driving when police responded just before 7 o’clock this morning to the Subway on View Avenue in Centralia because the motorist pulled into a parking tall too fast and struck the building, according to the Centralia Police Department. The business’s front door was damaged, according to police.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting; responses for theft of rental property from a business, hit and run, other collisions, suspicious circumstances, disturbance; complaint of homeless persons going to the bathroom out of doors … and more.