Updated at 5:37 p.m.
POLICE: SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER ARRESTED IN CENTRALIA
• A 30-year-old Centralia man was arrested after multiple officers from Chehalis and Centralia visited a home on the 800 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday morning to serve a search warrant. Anthony B. Velazquez, who was staying at the home, was found in the bathroom, according to police. There were several other individuals present who were questioned and then released, Chehalis Police Department detective Sg. Gary Wilson said. Wilson said officers found in Velazquez’s room drugs and items that led them to arrest him for possession of drugs with intent to deliver. Among the items found were scales, plastic bags which could be used for packaging, and about 26 grams of suspected methamphetamine along with about one and a half grams of heroin, according to Wilson. Velazquez was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
MEDS AND JEWELRY MISSING
• Patricia M. Horrace, was arrested yesterday by Morton police for allegedly going into her neighbor’s home on Westlake Avenue the day before and taking aspirin, cough syrup and some jewelry. Horrace was booked for second-degree burglary, according to the Morton Police Department.
MORTON STORE BREAK-IN
• A 52-year-old man was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly burglarizing a Morton business, Jan’s Lost and Found. Mark E. Clevenger, of Morton, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
JAIL BREAK-IN ATTEMPT MADE
• A deputy was called about 9 p.m. yesterday to the old Vader Jail on the 500 block of A Street where someone apparently tried to break in again. A muddy shoe print was discovered on the outside of a locked door which was kicked in, but they didn’t get inside because of numerous items stacked behind the door, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Morton police were called Thursday night by a woman who said she found her pickup truck about three blocks away from her home (where it should have been) and its stereo was missing. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, according to police.
YOUTH FOUND TRESPASSING IN VACANT HOUSE
• Police were called about 5:25 p.m. yesterday to the 1700 block of Juneman Street in Centralia after a representative of a bank on a foreclosed home discovered a 12-year-old boy inside, doing unspecified damage. The case is being referred for a possible charge of second-degree burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police took a report of graffiti spray painted on a garage at the 200 block of South Diamond Street in Centralia yesterday morning.
SPECIAL DELIVERY BY POLICE: A BABY
• Centralia police responded to a report of an apparent verbal dispute yesterday but instead found a screaming pregnant woman in labor. As officers were enroute about 12:25 p.m. to the home on West Roanoke at Ahlers Avenue, they were told by the 911 caller his neighbor woman had come outside onto he front lawn and it turned out she was shouting because she was about to give birth, according to police. She was home alone, Sgt. Carl Buster said. The two male officers sped up and when they arrived, tried to stall her until the ambulance showed up, to no avail, according to Buster. The infant’s head had already “crowned” so they helped her to the ground and assisted with the delivery, he said. “One little push, and he was out,” Buster said. Aid then arrived and took the mother and infant to Providence Centralia Hospital. They were doing fine as far as he knew, Fire Capt. Erik Olson said. It’s a boy.
• And more, such as arrests for warrant, violation of no contact order, driving with a suspended license, reports of stolen bicycles, wandering dogs, verbal disputes, disagreement between two businesses about a sandwich sign, a reportedly out of control student at a high school, complaint someone else seems to be using another individual’s account, and, someone who arrived at a house he’d just bought and saw smoke was coming from the chimney and someone was looking out the window, even though nobody should be there … and more.