CACHE OF IDS, CREDIT CARDS ETC. FOUND IN MORTON HOUSE
• A 59-year-old Morton woman was arrested yesterday following the discovery at her home of credit cards, checkbooks and other items belonging to 20 different people. Diana S. Stephens is already in the Lewis County Jail for a case earlier this month in which she allegedly struck her roommate in the head with a hammer. When the roommate had relatives assist him in packing up Stephen’s belongings the 100 block of Chapman Road, they discovered a plastic tub containing her wallet and paraphernalia with methamphetamine reside, along with other people’s belongings such as identifications, gift cards, health cards and even an AARP card, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Stephens told a deputy she didn’t know how the items got there, according to the sheriff’s office. The victims, as young as 20 and as old as 70, reside in places such as Packwood, Randle, Morton, Orting and Yakima, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Stephens was arrested yesterday for numerous counts of possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine, according to Brown. “Investigation is still underway to figure out how she obtained their items,” Brown said.
• Centralia police were contacted yesterday by an individual from the 300 block of North Gold Street regarding the discovery someone else was using their social security number. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
CHEHALIS RESIDENCE WINDOW SHOT AT?
• Chehalis police were called just before 11 p.m. yesterday when a resident on West Main Street saw a bright flash of light and heard a sound like glass breaking, as though someone shot something through their window. It could have been a transformer blowing or something else, since the responding officer didn’t file a report about gun shots or broken windows, according to detective Sgt. Gary WIlson.
• A stereo was stolen when someone broke into a vehicle overnight at the 500 block of North Rock Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday.
• Police were called yesterday morning to the 1700 block of Shamrock Drive in Centralia where a vehicle had been rummaged through. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.
TEN GALLONS OF FUEL SIPHONED
• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to DeGoede bulb farm in Mossyrock where someone had used a garden hose to siphon gasoline from parked vehicles.
• Someone left gang-style graffiti on a building at the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday morning.
IRATE, SLEEPY TEEN PROMPTS 911 CALL BY PARENT
• A Chehalis parent called police about 9:20 a.m. yesterday saying their 16-year-old son would not get up and go to school and was cursing at them. Further details about the request for assistance from the law at the home on Southwest James Street was not readily available.
• Morton police responding to a 911 hang up call in the night from a home on the 500 block of Oniel Road last week determined a family pet had jumped on the telephone activating the emergency call.