UNKNOWN INTRUDER CHEHALIS
• Chehalis police were called about 11:15 a.m. yesterday after a woman in a tanning bed inside what was an other-wise unoccupied building heard someone jiggle the door and then found the front door lock had been damaged by a heavy object. She said she yelled and heard someone leave and that the individual possibly drove away in a van, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Arriving officers checked the building at the 1000 block of Northwest State Avenue and put out an “attempt to locate” on a suspect vehicle, according to police.
ASSAULT WITH VAN
• A 29-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for second-degree assault after a run-in with another woman at Estep Road in Napavine on Friday night. Police were called and told she was possibly intoxicated in a parking lot and repeatedly speeding up toward another vehicle and then braking, and at one point hitting the rear corner panel and causing minor damage, according to charging documents. The occupant of the other other vehicle, Jennifer Hedge, told a Napavine police officer she opened the passenger side door of the Chehalis woman’s blue van, removed the keys and threw them, because she thought she was intoxicated, the documents state. Christina Palomares allegedly got out and began punching Hedge and when she got back in her van, turned the wheels to the right, causing Hedge to fall and roll away. Palomares reportedly drove away and was pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy. As he attempted to place her under arrest, she struggled, according to the documents. Palomares reportedly yelled, kicked at the patrol vehicle and began hitting her head against against the partition threatening to harm un-named individuals. At the jail she was cooperative and was booked. She was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge her client was employed there at the gas station at exit 71, until this incident. O’Rourke also noted Palomares is a protected person in a second-degree assault case, somehow related to Friday’s events, and it appeared the facts might come out somewhat differently in this case. Bail was set at $10,000.
MULTIPLE BREAK-INS PACKWOOD
• Numerous cabins, storage shed and recreational vehicles inside a gated neighborhood in Packwood were burglarized, with more than $4,000 in valuables stolen. A deputy called on Saturday to Teal Drive learned thieves somehow got around the gate but then forced entry into the various locations, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Lists of the losses are still being complied but included chainsaws and even artwork, according to the sheriff’s office. It happened sometime between last Tuesday evening and 6 p.m. on Friday, Cmdr. Dusty Breen said. The victims are from Tacoma, Puyallup and Seattle, Breen said.
“ITEMS” STOLEN CENTRALIA
• An officers took a report at 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon from the 200 block of South Pearl Street that person(s) unknown entered a display case sometime within the previous hour and removed items, according to the Centralia Police Department.
BAD BIG BILL
• Police were called yesterday morning to a business at the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue in Centralia where the previous day, someone had passed a counterfeit $100 bill.
• Police called at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday to a report from a woman an unknown person was inside her car at the 1600 block of South Market Boulevard ended up arresting a 25-year-old man from Connell for trespassing, second-degree vehicle prowl and also for malicious mischief in connection with damage to a fence. Tire chains had been removed from the vehicle, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail was Jonathan A. Leschinsky, according to police.
• An amplifier was reported stolen from a pickup truck at the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court in Chehalis at about 1 p.m. on Friday.
• Chehalis police took a report from the 1300 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue of a vehicle prowl in which a window was broken and a purse stolen on Friday morning.
• Four tires on a pickup were slashed at the 100 block of East Hanson Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police at 8 o’clock last night.
REPORT: CAR SHOT WITH PAINT GUN
• Chehalis police were called to the 100 block of Hampe Way about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, told a couple came out of Lewis County Mall and shot paint balls at a car and then left. No report was written for any further details or confirming the report, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
NOT FEELING THE ‘BERN’
• Chehalis police were called to the 100 block of Northeast Washington Avenue where they were told someone came onto the property and spray painted their Bernie Sanders campaign sign as well as the neighbor’s sign. The report was made first thing on Friday morning.
WOMAN CITED FOR LEAVING CHILD IN CAR
• Chehalis police were called at 2:15 p.m. yesterday to the Twin City Town Center regarding a crying baby alone inside a vehicle parked in front of a store. An arriving officer found the windows were rolled down, the child was in a car seat and several people were standing around, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Shortly thereafter, a woman with two small children arrived and the officer explained that one cannot leave a child unattended in a vehicle, and issued a citation for the same, according to police. Cited was Magda E. Reyes-Sanchez, 21, of Centralia, according to police.
BURNING CAR DOUSED
• Firefighters were called about 5:40 p.m. yesterday to a vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 5 near Labree Road south of Chehalis. Nobody was injured, according to Newaukum Valley Fire and Rescue.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• A 21-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested for driving under the influence yesterday after her vehicle wrecked along the 1100 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis. A deputy called about 3:30 p.m. was told by witnesses the vehicle traveled off the road, through a ditch, over a driveway and struck a mailbox before coming to rest at a second driveway, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Montana Magnan smelled of intoxicants and after a field sobriety test was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Centralia resident parks their vehicle on the street in front of their home. At some point yesterday before 4:20 p.m., another motorist drives their vehicle into the victim’s vehicle and then drives away. According to the hubcap left behind at the scene at Washington Avenue and Cherry Street, the fleeing vehicle was a Dodge pick-up, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, third-degree theft, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, disorderly person, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, out-of-control teen; for report that turned out to be unfounded; complaint of barking dog, male locked in a porta-potty, person sleeping in the men’s room stall … and more