WEDDING RINGS, OTHER JEWELRY LIFTED IN BREAK-IN
• A deputy was called to a home on the 3400 block of Jackson Highway outside Chehalis yesterday about a burglary in which numerous pieces of yellow-gold jewelry were stolen, including a necklace with a Virgin Mary charm and two wedding rings. One ring had a yellow stone and the other had NUNEZ on it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The victim said it occurred between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at more than $4,700.
WELDING EQUIPMENT STOLEN
• Someone broke into a shop at DeGoede Bulb Farm on the 400 block of Mossyrock Road West over the weekend and made off with about $3,000 worth of items including an acetylene cart, oxygen-acetylene regulators, welding hose and more than 200 feet of copper wire, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Police say a 36-year-old Centralia resident fought with store security after shoplifting some meat at the 500 block of South Tower Avenue yesterday evening. Makia D. Adams was booked into the Lewis County Jail after the approximately 7:25 p.m. incident, according to the Centralia Police Department. Adams is to be released from the allege offense with no charge pending further investigation.
• Centralia police took a report yesterday of a car prowl in which a purse and about $300 was taken while parked at the Outlet stores. The victim called from Idaho to report the incident which she said occurred last week, according to the Centralia Police Department.
AUTO TAMPERING COMPLAINT
• A motorist called police yesterday morning saying she believed someone messed with her car because a wheel fell off it near the bus stop on the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis. The tow truck driver told her the bolt would not have fallen off on its own, but police found no evidence of tampering, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday by a woman on Southwest Chehalis Avenue who said her dog was fatally attacked by what she believed was another dog. The owner didn’t see it occur but saw a “dark figure” running away, according to police. Chehalis police said there have been recent reports of a coyote seen in the area.
ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED
• A 44-year-old Chehalis man suspected in a Oct. 2 attack of an acquaintance with a steel bar outside her home east of Chehalis was picked up yesterday when he was spotted at a business on Mellen Street in Centralia yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell W. Sinclair was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault and harassment, according to the sheriff’s office. However, he was charged this afternoon by prosecutors with second-degree assault, not first-degree.
• A 51-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for driving under the influence after her vehicle ran off the road and struck a fence at the 900 block of Madrona Avenue in Centralia last night, according to police. An officer responding about 11:50 p.m. booked Shelly J. Hollinger into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. She was also cited for tampering with an interlock ignition device, according to police.
• A 38-year-old woman was traveling too fast for conditions when her car hydroplaned and spun across three lanes of freeway traffic striking the center barrier late yesterday afternoon north of Centralia, according to the Washington State Patrol. Maria E. Rivas and her 4-year-old passenger sustained unspecified injuries and were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after the approximately 4:25 p.m. wreck on Interstate 5 near the county line, according to the state patrol. Rivas was treated and has been released, according to the hospital. Further details about the 4-year-old, who was reportedly not restrained, were not readily available.