Updated at 5:37 p.m.
COINCIDENCE, OR RESTAURANT RAGE?
• Centralia police were called to O’Blarney’s restaurant on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue about 6:45 p.m. yesterday after a large window in front was shot with a BB and shattered. A group of six customers sitting outside beneath it didn’t see how it happened but an officer found the BB, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were looking for a customer who said he was unhappy with his order, paid for it and left moments earlier; the bartender saw the man outside, according to police. Nobody was injured, Sgt. Carl Buster said.
DRUNK AND SUPER DISORDERLY
• A 20-year-old Boistfort woman who was reportedly very drunk and running naked down a rural road was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault of an officer. Deputies dispatched about 10:50 p.m. yesterday to the area of Pe Ell-McDonald and Boistfort roads west of Chehalis found Cassandra L. McBride with “some” clothing on but highly intoxicated and uncooperative, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She indicated she had come from a home on WIldwood Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Once in the back of a patrol car, McBride allegedly kicked at the vehicle windows and then kicked a deputy, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. At the jail, she spit in the face of a corrections officer, Snaza said.
• Chehalis police were contacted by an individual very early yesterday morning who reported a rape. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A woman called police about 9:30 a.m. yesterday after her Dodge van vanished from where it had been parked the night before at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis. It was found by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Black Hawk Lane, heavily damaged and missing its tires and wheels, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday by an individual who saw a male in a black Toyota Celica stop and remove a car battery and gas cans from inside a carport at the 200 block of Aurora Street in Centralia.
• A woman called police just before 11 a.m. yesterday after discovering someone had removed all the “relays” from the fuse boxes in both her Volkswagen Jettas while they were parked on the 100 block of Northeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
PHONY MONEY ORDER DOESN’T FLY
• A landlord called police yesterday morning after receiving the rent payment for an apartment on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in the form of an apparently fake money order.
UNWELCOME WAKE UP CALL
• A resident on the 900 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue in Chehalis called police just before 5 a.m. yesterday after someone threw a package of lit fireworks on to their front porch.
• Chehalis police were called on Wednesday afternoon when a citizen found a case of beer, with only a couple missing, in an alley near the 300 block of Southwest 14th Street.
INMATES AT LARGE LOCATED IN CHEHALIS
• Chehalis police responded to Valley View Medical Center on the 2600 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue about 4:55 p.m. yesterday when they got word an inmate on furlough from the Lewis County Jail who had not returned as expected the day before was spotted there. Jeffrey A. Church, 38, from Onalaska, was taken into custody and back to the jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called about 6:10 p.m. by someone who spotted an inmate on furlough from the Lewis County Jail who had not returned as expected. Kevon L. Tracy, 41, of Chehalis, was walking along North Market Boulevard and observed by a person who had seen him featured on the Washington’s Most Wanted web site, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Tracy was taken into custody near the Lewis County Historical Museum, returned to the jail and booked for first-degree escape, according to police.
NO CITIZEN’S ARREST
• Centralia police responded to the Chevron gas station on Mellen Street in Centralia about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when a man told the owner he was placing him under citizens arrest for selling synthetic drugs and calling police. He was a father in his 40s, upset the store carried something called “potpourri” that apparently his daughter was smoking and getting “wigged out,” according to the Centralia Police Department. “We go there and had to explain to the guy, this is legal to sell, it’s not a controlled substance,” Sgt. Carl Buster said. “I told him, you cannot be placing anyone under citizens arrest in this state, or you could be held liable for unlawful imprisonment.” Buster said the father hadn’t handcuffed or touched the man he wanted to arrest. Nobody was arrested.
• A 59-year-old Salkum man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a wreck on U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel yesterday in which his car left the roadway to the right crossed the ditch and traveled approximately 100 feet on the grass before rolling several times. Troopers called about 4:30 p.m. found the 1990 Lincoln Town Car in the westbound lane. The driver Arthur E. Marker had not been wearing a seat belt, according to the Washington State Patrol. An unknown medical condition caused the collision, according to the state patrol. Marker this afternoon was moved out of the intensive care unit and listed in satisfactory condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The car was totaled.
• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a reported rollover collision on the 200 block of North Military Road east of Winlock at about 2 o’clock this morning. Further details were not readily available.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault, disorderliness; responses for collisions, violation of no contact order, suicidal subject, possible drunk driver, hit and run to a fence, hit and run in parking lot, misdemeanor theft, suspicious behavior at a pharmacy, a friendly pit bull running around a neighborhood trying to go into other people’s homes; complaints of neighbor’s loud music, a speeding car which passed in a no passing zone, two racing vehicles which almost hit another motorist … and more.