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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

INTERRUPTED BURGLARY AT COUNTRY COUSIN

• An employee opening up Country Cousin restaurant in Centralia about 4 o’clock this morning encountered two masked subjects inside who quickly fled, according to police. They left through  back door and sped away in what was described as a light-colored “sporty” car, according to the Centralia Police Department. It wasn’t immediately determined what if anything was taken from the business on the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue, police said.

MAN JAILED FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING POLICE

• A 30-year-old man was arrested at his Centralia home when he reportedly scuffled with officers who arrived to investigate a dispute last night. Police were called just after 7 p.m. to the 2200 block of Cooks Hill Road because Jesse J. Wheeler had allegedly assaulted his fiance and, police say, he threatened officers and then lunged. When they “took him to the ground,” Wheeler struggled and an officer was kicked in the leg, according to the Centralia Police Department. Wheeler sustained what were described as minor injuries and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault. A potential charge of misdemeanor assault for grabbing his girlfriend is pending, according to police.

BURGLARY

• Someone ransacked a home on the 100 block of Cinebar Road in Cinebar sometime between last Friday and yesterday morning, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It wasn’t clear what if anything was stolen because the person reporting the incident was taking care of the home for its resident, an 81-year-old man who was at a nursing home, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A deputy was called about 9 p.m. yesterday to a home on the 3700 block of state Route 508 in Cinebar when a burglary was discovered. A television had been moved to near the front door and a surround sound system was noted as missing, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The intruder had “looked though everything” in the home, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

• Police were called just before 4 p.m. yesterday to the report of a residential burglary at the 300 block of East Maple Street in Centralia. Approximately $7 was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Someone stole a black 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII while its owner was warming it up just before 8 o’clock yesterday morning in Centralia. The car missing from the 200 block of West Plum Street has a temporary tag in its back window, according to police.

• Police were called about 8:15 a.m. yesterday to the 1500 block of Lewis Street in Centralia where a red 1994 Isuzu was stolen during the night. The vehicle has a license plate of 962 TVW, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VEHICLE PROWL

• Chehalis police were called yesterday at 12:30 p.m. about a car prowl at the 2100 block of North National Avenue. Medication was taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine about 10:30 p.m. after contact with police on the 1300 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. Conrad J. Perry was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police were called to the train depot about 1:10 p.m. yesterday where several outdoor light fixtures were broken, appearing to have been shot out with  BB gun. The loss is more than $1,000, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning they were called on Monday to a house on the 100 block of Prairie Lane in Salkum at which someone had shot yellow paint balls. The individual who called about the mess said it would cost probably $1,000 to fix because the home would have to be repainted, according to the sherif’s office.

DIESEL SPILL CLOSES MAIN STREET IN CHEHALIS

Chehalis Avenue was shut down at Main Street late yesterday afternoon after a semi truck leaving the Darigold plant ripped a hole in one of its fuel tanks and spilled diesel on the road. The fire department blocked the stream but not before an estimated 20 to 30 gallons ran into the storm drain, according to Fire Capt. Casey Beck. Responders used lots of so-called kitty litter and even shovels of dirt from next to the sidewalk to contain it and the state Department of Ecology was called in, Beck said.

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Centralia meth-making defendant to be DNA tested to confirm identity

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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"Joshua Paul Green" waits to go before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court. / File photo

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The man charged as Joshua Paul Green with cooking methamphetamine in his Centralia home pleaded not guilty today and found a judge authorizing a DNA test to verify his identity.

Green – or Jonah Andrew Farrer as he insisted to police was his real name – was in Lewis County Superior Court this morning for the second time this week.

A hearing was held before Judge James Lawler on Tuesday, because the defendant is allegedly a so-called fugitive from justice.

Attorneys said he has an outstanding felony warrant from Alabama because of a probation violation on a juvenile conviction. Green’s age is listed as 31.

He answered affirmatively in court when Judge Lawler asked if Green was his true name.

Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Joely Yeager said today however “he is still denying he is Mr. Green.”

He is charged with multiple crimes following a police visit late last week to his Oxford Avenue home where they reportedly found a stolen gun, a loaded AR15 assault rifle just inside his front door and then numerous materials “consistent with a methamphetamine lab.”

He told his initial defense attorney he is in the business of growing coral, like that found in the sea.

He was arrested and booked early last month following a traffic stop in Centralia and gave his information as Jonah Farrer, 34 years old. Farrer’s driving status was suspended in Alabama.

When police went to his house last week to serve a protection order on Green regarding his girlfriend, he once again said he was Farrer.

The girlfriend told police she she had been dating him off and on for 10 years, has two children with him and did not know the name Farrer, according to charging documents.

An officer who subsequently checked with authorities in Alabama learned the Farrer name, birth date and social security number belonged to an individual who died in 2008.

Law enforcement teams last week sifted through what was initially estimated at more then 220 pounds of potentially hazardous chemicals in his two-story house.

A state Department of Ecologist hazard specialist who briefly entered the home to conduct air monitoring said there were oddities there that caused him to speculate if the resident was trying to make something he hadn’t seen before, perhaps something such as Ecstasy or maybe testing new “recipes”.

Centralia Police Department Sgt. Brian Warren, who has training in “clandestine” labs, concurred with the first police officer’s assessment it was a meth lab, according to charging documents.

Deputy Prosecutor Yeager said it will take several weeks to get the results from the laboratory tests back on the various substances found.

Green is charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a stolen firearm and identity theft.

His trial was set for the week of May 21.
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For background, read “Unusual drug lab, guns and a mystery man” from  Friday March 30, 2012 at 7:01 p.m., here

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 9:49 am

IDENTITY THEFT

• A 31-year-old Chehalis man was arrested yesterday for identity theft for reportedly using the name, birthdate and number from a social security card he found in Los Angeles some seven years ago. An investigation began earlier this week when a deputy was called by a police department in Manassas Park, Virginia about a 26-year-old resident there who said he’d learned someone who worked at Aluminite in Chehalis was using his social security number, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A check with the business in the Chehalis Industrial Park confirmed they had a worker employed under that identity, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Jose Victor Azcunaga-Molina, 31, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Brown.

STOLEN CAR FOUND IN TOLEDO

• A 36-year-old Toledo man was arrested for second-degree possession of stolen property yesterday after a deputy learned he had a stolen car on his property on the 100 block of Smokey Valley Road. Matthew Pettit was picked up on a warrant and a deputy overheard him mention a vehicle needed to be taken care of, leading to the discovery of a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer missing from Cowlitz County, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A 21-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on the 800 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia early this morning. Mary L. Smith was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• Centralia police were called about 3 p.m. yesterday when a motorist ran off the road and struck a tree at East Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street. The incident led to only minor injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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Read about seven die from heroin overdoses in Cowlitz County …

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:53 am

Updated at 10:46 a.m.

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The (Longview) Daily News reports seven people have died from extremely pure heroin in just five days in Cowlitz County.

Two of the deaths occurred Friday in Kelso and Longview, according to news reporter Leslie Slape.

Cowlitz County Coroner Tim Davidson urged people to immediately call 911 for aid if a family member, loved one or friend uses heroin or any drug and becomes unresponsive, according to the Daily News.

Davidson said the overdose deaths have been instantaneous – respiratory failure – with needles found in the arms or in the hands of the victims.

Lewis County Coroner Warren McLeod indicated this morning there have been no known heroin overdoses in Lewis County at all this year. The Thurston County coroner said he’s had none there.

According to Davidson, the problem is that for whatever reason the uncut, or undiluted, drug has gotten onto the streets and those using it unknowingly inject a lethal dose.

A 49-year-old man was found in the restroom at Fred Meyer in Longview on Friday night, but his partner, a woman who used the same drug, was taken to the hospital and survived, according to Davidson.

All the deaths have occurred in and around Kelso and Longview, but Davidson is hearing from his pathologist of others in regions to the south of Cowlitz County.

The dead include four men and three women from their early 20s to their late 50s from “all different walks of life,” Davidson said.

“It’s not isolated to one little group,” he said.

And other individuals locally have overdosed and been saved in the past few days, he said.

Yesterday as he was monitoring the radio he was still hearing of more overdose aid calls, he said, although the most recent death was Monday night.

On Tuesday night, the body of a 39-year-old Kelso man was found dumped on the west side of Longview by his buddies who got scared, Davidson said.

Cowlitz County might normally see about two heroin overdose deaths per month, he said.

Law enforcement is investigating to see if they can figure out where it’s coming from, but his biggest concern is public safety, Davidson said.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers anonymously, he said.

Read more, here

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News brief: Neighborhood watch in Vader

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Vader area residents interested in reducing crime are invited to a gathering next week to be held at Vader City Hall.

A Neighborhood Watch meeting has been scheduled by and will by facilitated by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Support Volunteers.

The program is designed to help curb crime by educating residents on prevention techniques and helping neighbors get acquainted, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Support Volunteers coordinator Melody Nelson said a resident of the area requested the event because “they’ve had some problems going on down there.”

Neighborhood Watch, sponsored by the National Sheriff’s Association, is meant to bring citizens and law enforcement together to help make communities safer.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday April 12.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

DOG SHOT AFTER CHICKEN COOP ATTACK

• A Centralia man shot and killed a Chocolate Lab after his chickens were attacked yesterday on the 500 block of West Seventh Street, according to police. The 33-year-old resident called 911 about 7:50 p.m. and said he had caught a pair of dogs in his chicken coop but they ran off, Officer John Panco said. Officers were told the dogs reappeared and went toward or charged his wife and daughter who were on their front porch, according to police. That’s when he fired his shotgun, Panco said. The other canine, a white and rust colored mixed breed, fled. There were 20 chickens, but 14 are either dead or missing, Panco said. Police don’t yet know who the dogs owner’s are, according to Panco.

VW BUG LANDS ON ROOF

• Police were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday when an unoccupied car on a Chehalis hillside rolled onto the roof of a garage. Nobody was hurt and the damage was minimal, Sgt. Gary Wilson said. It happened near the intersection of Northeast Terrace Road and Washington Avenue. Wilson said it either jumped out of gear or the parking brake wasn’t set. The owner of the Volkswagen bug and the garage were the same person, so no citation was issued, he said.

MAN VERSUS CAR

• A 19-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he allegedly punched and dented a Honda Civic he said almost ran him over in a crosswalk on South Market Boulevard in Chehalis yesterday. Police called about 8:30 p.m. arrested Cory L. Hughes for second-degree malicious mischief and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

UNWELCOME PRUNING REPORTED

• A deputy was called yesterday to the 300 block of Sargent Road in Winlock following a discovery that someone had “topped” several trees belonging to a 82-year-old woman who lives there. A much as five feet had been cut from the upper portions of Sequoias and Alaska Blue Spruces, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The woman’s daughter said a neighbor had inquired about such work being done to improve their view, according to the sheriff’ office. Several no trespassing signs were torn down the night before, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

BURGLARY AND THEFT

• Someone broke into a home on the 100 block of Nikula Road in Winlock and stole numerous valuables including a LG3D television with Blu-ray video, an iPad, Coach purses and a Leo the Lion gold necklace as well as the 3D movies “Thor” and “Sesame Street”. The intruders got in through a kitchen window sometime between Thursday and Monday evening, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is almost $3,000.

• A resident on the 200 block of Tilley Road in Centralia returned from a trip yesterday to find the front door standing open and items scattered about inside, according to police. Someone had apparently broken in through a back door, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not available.

• Three teenagers were arrested last night after Toledo residents awoke to someone trying to kick in their garage door. Deputies called just before 2 a.m. to the 300 block of Collins Road stopped a suspect vehicle in the area and the 19-year-olds from Toledo were arrested for attempted burglary, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Michael R. Raphael, Devon C. Durrant and Drew L. Dailey, according to the sheriff’ office.

• Police were called to the 1400 block of Jensen Avenue in Centralia last night to a complain that three checks had been stolen, some of which have been passed locally, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• The images of two girls were caught on security video stealing letters and numbers from a church sign by the road about 10:20 p.m on Monday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The thefts have been ongoing from the Trinity Christian Fellowship on the 100 block of Brockway Road outside Chehalis, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The pastor would like it to stop and want the items returned, according to Brown.

• Police were called about 10:15 a.m. yesterday about a car prowl on the 400 block of South Silver Street in Centralia. A purse and an iPod had been taken overnight, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VANDALISM TO VEHICLE

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man who reported Monday night his vehicle’s tires were slashed called police again yesterday morning to say two more were slashed. It happened on Northwest North Street near Chehalis Avenue in Chehalis. It doesn’t appear random, according to police. “They didn’t get ‘em all the first time, so they did it again,” Sgt. Gary Wilson said. “That points to personal.”

MORE GRAFFITI AT PORT

• Centralia police were called back to the Port of Centralia off Galvin Road yesterday about more graffiti. The words “fear none” were spray painted on the outside of a building, according to Officer John Panco.

VEHICLE VERSUS TREE

• Centralia police and aid were called about 2 p.m. to the 900 block of North Tower Avenue yesterday when a pickup truck ran off the road and into a tree in someone’s front yard. The driver had no obvious injuries but was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital in case a medical issue may have caused the mishap, according to Riverside Fire Authority.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

VANDALISM

• A deputy was called to the 100 block of Alpha Way in Onalaska about 3:20 a.m. yesterday after a 25-year-old Centralia man allegedly shattered the rear window of a Toyota Camry and then rammed it with his vehicle. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says he had gone to the place where his estranged wife was staying and when she told him to leave, he damaged the car belonging to a 42-year-old man.

SHOT IN THE PARK

• A 15-year-old boy walking near the Borst Home in Centralia yesterday afternoon was shot in the arm by a BB gun, according to police. He felt it but didn’t see anyone around, according to officer John Panco. He went to the doctor and had it removed, Panco said.

DRUGS

• A 32-year-old woman was arrested for unlawful possession of Oxycontin after pills were found in her pocket and her purse when she was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant last night at the 1100 block of Grand Avenue in Centralia. Officers had been called there just after 7 p.m. about a dispute, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kenda L. Burrow was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• Three people were arrested for possession of marijuana when they were contacted by police about 5 p.m. yesterday at South Silver and West Walnut streets in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. A 33-year-old man was arrested at the same time for an outstanding warrant, according to police.

VEHICLES DAMAGED

• Centralia police were called about 9 a.m. yesterday to a parking lot on the 200 block of West Main Street where three vehicles were “keyed”, according to Centralia Police Department Officer John Panco.

• Police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of South Pearl Street where the paint on two vehicles was damaged from getting “keyed” and a mirror was broken from a third, according to the Centralia Police Department.

GRAFFITI

• Somebody “tagged” a building and “tanks” at a business on the 2100 block of Foron Road in Centralia sometime between 3 a.m. Sunday and 10 o’clock the following morning, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Somebody spray painted the outside of a building a the Port of Centralia off Galvin Road over the weekend, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday.

TIRES FLATTENED

• A 24-year-old Chehalis man called police just after 8 p.m. last night when he discovered two of the tires on his vehicle had been slashed while it was parked on the 300 block of Northwest North Street in Chehalis.

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Read about still few leads on the missing Kayla Croft-Payne …

Monday, April 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The (Longview) Daily News writes that nearing the second anniversary of her disappearance, there have been few new developments over the past year in the case of the missing Kayla Croft-Payne.

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Kayla Croft-Payne

Croft-Payne was reported missing on May 5, 2010  by a friend who hadn’t seen or heard from her for several days. She was 18 years old and living outside Chehalis.

Last summer, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said it had followed tips up into Pierce County, and down into Cowlitz County, saying the last place they could verify she was seen was a trailer park in the Toutle area.

News reporter Natalie St. John reports a volunteer group conducted a search outside Winlock about a month ago that turned out to be  dead end.

Read St. John’s news story here

For background, read “Kayla Croft-Payne: Missing Lewis County teen’s parents still seeking answers” from Friday March 25, 2011, here

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Monday, April 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

SKIER DIES AT WHITE PASS

• A skier died after apparently falling head first into a “tree well” at White Pass on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies called to the area learned the woman had been skiing with friends around 3 p.m. and she didn’t turn up at the bottom of the slopes, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The ski patrol found her buried in the soft snow beneath a tree in an area known as the West Ridge and life saving efforts were attempted but the 22-year-old woman from Yakima died, the sheriff’s office said. The Yakima-Herald Republic identified her as KyOna Hoff, an experienced skier who worked at the resort.

THEFT

• More than $4,000 of tools and other items were stolen from the B and M Logging shop on the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel over the weekend, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the items missing were a dozen or more aluminum wheels, 200 feet of welding wire, light cords, a drill and two power saws, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Three teenagers were arrested after the owner of a travel trailer on the 100 block of Beckie Lane near Napavine called 911 when he saw a burglary being committed on live security footage viewed remotely from Renton on Friday night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A neighbor saw three subjects all wearing “hoodies” run north through the trees and one of the suspects was subsequently spotted walking on Romerman Road, the sheriff’s office said. Two 17-year-olds were booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for theft of a firearm an other related crimes, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. A 16-year-old was booked for burglary and a related offense, according to Brown.

• Police were called just before 7 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at a house on the 500 block of South Ash Street in Centralia. Someone had broken a window and left with two television sets, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Someone broke a window on door to get inside a house on the 400 block of Yew Street in Centralia and stole a game system and games, according to the Centralia Police Department. The burglary was reported about 10 p.m. on Saturday.

• Police were called just after 8 p.m. on Friday to the 700 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue in Chehalis where a computer, an iPod and their chargers had been stolen.

• Police took a report about 11:25 a.m. on Friday of a car prowl on the 400 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia. A window had been broken out, according to police.

VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIANS

• A man and a woman in a crosswalk on the 500 block of Market Boulevard in Chehalis were struck by a pickup truck around 9 p.m. on Friday, according to police. They were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police. It’s not clear if the 50-year-old Chehalis driver was cited, according to a police department spokesperson.

FRAUD

• Police were called to the Bank of America on the 100 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia about 10:35 a.m. on Friday because someone was trying to cash what was believed to be a forged check, and four Centralia residents were detained. Three women were arrested and booked for forgery, according to the Centralia Police Department. They are Rita F. Masters, 48, Janice M. Lester, 49, and Jessica D. Wilke, 34, Officer John Panco said. The case of a 53-year-old man with them was referred for the same charge, Panco said. The amount of the check they attempted to cash was not noted. Masters was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, and Lester for possession of meth and heroin, Panco said.

HIT AND RUN SUSPECT APPREHENDED BY K-9

• A 20-year-old man was arrested for multiple offenses after he reportedly sped away from a police car and then crashed into two vehicles about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday in Centralia. An officer was going to pull over Galen R. Whitmire for a defective headlight when he was spotted near Yew and Main streets, but Whitmore headed north blowing a stop sign before hitting an SUV traveling on Alder Street and a parked vehicle and then fleeing on foot, according to Officer John Panco. Whitmire was subsequently found by a police dog hiding in some bushes along Long Road, Panco said. Because the Centralia man’s passenger had wanted out of his vehicle during the short pursuit, Whitmire was arrested for unlawful imprisonment as well as attempting to elude and hit and run, according to Panco. He was also booked for possession of suspected methamphetamine, according to Panco. The woman driving the SUV sustained only minor injuries, police said.

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Unusual drug lab, guns and a mystery man

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm
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Law enforcement officers proceed to dismantle an apparent drug lab on Oxford Avenue in Centralia.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CENTRALIA – Authorities aren’t sure who he is but he was jailed last night when police allegedly found a loaded AR15 assault rifle just inside his front door and numerous items including jars of unidentified liquids and a large pile of white powder in his Centralia home.

The man being called Joshua Paul Green was charged today with multiple crimes as law enforcement on Oxford Avenue continued to sift through an amount of chemicals so large, a contractor for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration was called upon to deal with the cleanup.

He says he’s self-employed; he grows coral.

“There’s a lot of chemicals here, a lot that don’t fit, I’m not 100 percent sure what he’s doing,” state Department of Ecologist hazard specialist Doug Stolz said.

Stolz described seeing the usual materials one would find in a methamphetamine lab, such as solvents and glass flasks, but there was also a tank of water with air blowing into it, but without fish, he said.

Green, who is listed by police as 31 years old, was in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon.

“The state is still not sure Joshua Green is the respondent,” Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Eric Eisenberg told the judge. “We’re still not sure who we’re dealing with.”

According to charging documents, he was arrested and booked earlier this month following a traffic stop in Centralia and gave his information as Jonah Andrew Farrer, 34 years old. His driving status was suspended in Alabama.

He had a loaded .45 caliber Colt pistol in his waistband, but no license to carry the firearm, according to charging documents.

This week, a Centralia officer contacted his girlfriend – who said she has two children with him – and was told his real name is Joshua Green.

An officer who checked with authorities in Alabama learned the Farrer name, birth date and social security number belonged to an individual who died in 2008.

Last night, when Centralia police went to his home to serve a protection order regarding the girlfriend, they got information from 911 dispatch the Colt 45 was stolen, and the victim in that case had five other firearms stolen.

That led to a search warrant.

Today, a pair of firefighters stood by as protection-suited officers collected materials from inside the two-story house on Oxford Avenue.

Part of the electricity had been shut off for safety and fire hoses lay ready, just in case.

On a tarp in the front yard sat gallon cans of Xylene, mason jars, five-gallon buckets and a large glass container half-filled with something brown.

Charging documents list some of the items found inside as numerous pistols, Pyrex dishes with “sludge”, a scale and a used methamphetamine pipe.

The Centralia Police Department hasn’t seen a meth lab in quite some time, according to Public Information Officer John Panco.

They asked teams from the Washington State Patrol and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to conduct the examination, Panco said.

Personnel from the Department of Ecology had gone in first to check the air for safety.

Stolz, who had completed that task earlier in the day, said the interior was a mess, with a lot of garbage, many buckets of unidentified substances and even three triple-necked flasks – something illegal for just anyone to own.

The hazard specialist who said he’s been to more than 900 labs or partial labs in his 14 years on the job wondered if the resident was trying to make something he hadn’t seen before, or perhaps testing new “recipes”.

At least two dogs were removed from the home, according to Panco.

Next door neighbor Sharon Mitchell said the clean-shaven young man who moved in about three months earlier isn’t someone who had much company.

She didn’t know if he worked.

“Gosh, he’s a nice guy,” she said. “When I learned what happened, I was amazed.”

His girlfriend told police he travels to Seattle weekly and returns with an abundance of cash; and he gives her money to buy him guns, according to charging documents.

The last official word from police shortly before 3:30 p.m. called the find a possible drug lab.

Green was charged shortly after 4 p.m. today with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a stolen firearm and identity theft.

Charging documents described the found materials as “consistent with a methamphetamine lab.”

Deputy Prosecutor Eisenberg asked for bail to be set at $75,000.

Defense attorney Bob Schroeter asked for $10,000.

He’s self-employed, growing coral, but hasn’t made any money from that yet, Schroeter told the judge.

“His assets for the business are not more than $1,000,” Schroeter said.

Judge Nelson Hunt set bail at $250,000.

Green – or Farrer – is scheduled for his arraignment next Thursday.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE EVENING

• Chehalis police were called to a real estate office on the 300 block of Northwest Park Street about 6 p.m. yesterday about a possible ghost in its attic. There was a loud noise heard from the upstairs, but as far as he could tell, no ghosts were found, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said.

INTRUDER MAKES OFF WITH SUITS, CHAINSAW, LEXUS

• An abandoned car found off Centralia-Alpha Road yesterday led to the discovery of a burglary at the home where it belonged west of Chehalis. Deputies arriving at the home on the 100 block of Whitney Boulevard found the front door wide open and the interior ransacked, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Among the items missing were two Armani suits, a Calvin Klein jacket, a nine mm Makarov pistol, a Hank Aaron commemorative bat and a Stihl chainsaw, according to the sheriff’s office. The loss is estimated at $5,000, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.

JEWELRY STOLEN FROM STORE

• Centralia police were called about 1:15 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 100 block of North Tower Avenue where several sterling silver rings were reported missing from a display case.

COMPUTERS SHOPLIFTED

• A case involving two stolen laptop computers from Wal-Mart and a pair of men from Centralia and Chehalis is being referred for possible charges of organized retail theft, the Chehalis Police Department said today. One incident was reported at the beginning of last week and yesterday officers following up learned a second had been taken, according to police.

POLICE: VANDALISM CAUGHT ON TAPE

• Police were called about 12:20 a.m. yesterday to the parking lot at a motel on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue where someone had busted out windows of a vehicle. Images captured on surveillance video led an officer to arrest a 30-year-old man later in the morning during a traffic stop on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue, according to police. Seth P.E. Shamley was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief and also for third-degree driving with a suspended license, according to the Centralia Police Department.

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TV documentary will feature Ronda Reynolds’ case

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The real life drama that has played out in Lewis County for more than a decade and peaked last autumn with a coroner’s inquest into the controversial 1998 death in Toledo of former trooper Ronda Reynolds will be told on national television next month.

48 Hours Mystery, CBS’s true crime series will feature a one-hour documentary on the case on April 21 at 10 p.m., according to Reynolds’ mother Barb Thompson.

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Inquest witness, 2011

Thompson, who lives in Spokane, got word today from producers of the airing date, and she promptly sent out a message sharing the news for those interested in the story.

“My daughter Ronda Reynolds died Dec. 16, 1998 and finally in October 2011 her death certificate was changed for the last time to homicide,” Thompson wrote.

Reynolds, 33, died with a bullet in her head in the home she shared with husband of less than a year, Toledo Elementary School Principal Ron Reynolds. She was found dead on the floor of a small walk-in closet, covered up by a turned-on electric blanket.

Her death was labeled a suicide and an unconvinced Thompson battled the offices of the sheriff and the coroner and then took the matter to court.

Producers from 48 Hours joined local and regional news media in October at the Lewis County courthouse when new Coroner Warren McLeod held his inquest.

The sheriff’s office admitted to some mistakes, including either the handgun being moved at the scene before photos were taken, or those photos getting lost. Jurors heard about evidence being destroyed or returned too soon.

The inquest jury ruled unanimously the manner of death was homicide and named Ron Reynolds and his son Jonathan as responsible. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer however declined to bring criminal charges. The father and son deny any involvement.

Thompson said television crews spent four days with her in November and three more days in Spokane earlier this month.

“I know they interviewed Ron and his family once, and went back and did it again a couple weeks ago,” Thompson said this evening.

The widespread attention to the case is not something Thompson expected to ever see.

There was a time when she pestered local newspaper editors to investigate her daughter’s death, and was told no, they don’t report on suicides.

In 2001, she and a good friend of her daughter’s, David Bell, took a trip down to The (Centralia) Chronicle to try once again with its new editor at the time, and succeeded.

“Way back then, we were just hoping to wake up Lewis County,” she said. “That was kind of all we were thinking about; helping people realize there was a problem.”

Thompson said she didn’t think the examination of the case would go on for almost 14 years, or turn into a book by true crime author Ann Rule, let alone a television documentary.

“I’ve got the death certificate that say homicide,” she said. “And that’s what I set out to prove.”

Thompson said she only knows about the parts that were filmed with her, and doesn’t know how the 48 Hours episode will end.

She and her 36-year-old son Freeman will likely watch the show together, just the two of them, she said.

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Read about not a SWAT raid in Centralia …

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Updated Friday March 30, 2012

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Kirotv.com reported they took their cameras when a SWAT team conducted a raid in Centralia today, but that didn’t actually occur.

KIRO’s Richard Thompson described how police were looking for a man with a drug warrant and showed video of officers entering a building using a K-9, as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office armored personnel carrier which transported them there.

Centralia police and the sheriff’s office said it didn’t happen.

“It must have been a slow news day or something, I don’t know,” Sheriff’s Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. “That happened a couple weeks ago.”

The footage was from the morning of Friday March 9 when law enforcement went to a building known as the creamery on the 1000 block of North Pearl Street, according to Brown.

On that morning, deputies with the Lewis County Regional Drug Task Force were joined by Centralia police about 8:45 a.m. in a raid.

At the time Brown said one unnamed person was detained following a two-month long narcotics investigation.

This news item has been updated to reflect the correct day in which these events occurred.

Lewis County Sirens.com apologizes for sharing a link to a misleading news story.

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Jail sued over magazine offer for inmates

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The publisher of a magazine written for jail inmates has filed a lawsuit against the Lewis County Jail saying its rejection of his publication amounts to a violation of the First Amendment.

The quarterly periodical is free.

Crime, Justice and America says it attempted to arrange delivery to the lock-up facility in Chehalis and were refused, according to its filing in federal court.

Jail Chief Kevin Hanson in his formal answer filed last week denies that his policies unconstitutionally restrict the magazine’s attempt to deliver to inmates or that his jail refused to permit the magazine into the jail.

The suit is filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

It names as defendants Hanson, Sheriff Steve Mansfield who has ultimate decision-making authority over the jail and 20 unnamed employees of the jail.

The magazine describes its target audience as inmates awaiting trial, aiming to educate and inform them about a sometimes confusing criminal justice system.

Crime, Justice and America is distributed free of charge and without a subscription or prior request so jail inmates can receive the information quickly, when they need it, according to information in the magazine’s court filing.

The defendants’ blanket ban on unsolicited publications is exaggerated, not related to a any legitimate penological interest and leaves the magazine with no viable means to communicate with its intended audience, the filed complaint states.

The publisher, Ray Hrdlicka, says it is distributed in numerous counties in Washington, Oregon, California and two other states, according to the filing.

The California-based company says it offered two methods of distribution, either a weekly delivery to be placed in small stacks in common areas or individually addressed to specific inmates but not more than 10 percent of them.

In a document filed last week on behalf of Lewis County Jail Sgt. Julie Frase, Frase states she was the person who the magazine contacted in phone calls in January and February of last year and that they offered no such thing.

Frase wrote they told her they wished to send one copy for every single inmate and they expected the jail to ensure they were individually received.

Jail Chief Hanson says they will accept the magazine, but only in limited quantities and if addressed to specific named inmates.

The inquiry came over a year ago and the jail wasn’t interested, but didn’t violate any law, according to Hanson.

“We reviewed it and due to the volume – they wanted one for every inmate – we said no thanks, we’ll pass,” Hanson said today.

The jail allows reading material inside, as long as it doesn’t jeopardize the safety and security of the facility, Hanson said. And based on the copies of the magazine he’s seen, its content wouldn’t be prohibited, he said.

The plaintiffs specifically allege violations of their rights under the First and Fourteenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution and under Article I, Section 5 of the Washington State Constitution.

They are asking the court for an order to stop violating their rights and damages, partly related to lost advertising, in an amount to be proven at trial.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

BURGLARY AND OTHER THEFT

• A deputy was called yesterday to a warehouse at Mossyrock Dam where someone had stolen nuts, bolts and an unknown number of six-foot-long “cooling cores”. An employee of Tacoma City Light said someone cut chains on a gate to get inside the property off Young Road then pulled back sheet metal siding to get inside, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Whoever it was apparently used a forklift to move large crate to a loading door, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The cores which are tubular and have “fins” are used to cool generators at the dam. The dollar amount of the loss is not yet known, but they suspect the items were taken for their scrap value, Brown said.

• Police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday to a burglary at a home on the 900 block of North Tower Avenue in Centralia. Taken was a violin and its case as well as a digital camera and other items, according to the Centralia Police Department. Someone had broken through the back door, according to police.

• A 50-inch flat screen television was stolen from a home on the 100 block of Hideaway Hills Lane in Centralia sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A deputy was called yesterday evening to a burglary at a home on the 100 block of Sandy Boulevard in Centralia. Taken was a television, a Glock .40 caliber handgun and a portable safe containing passports, birth certificates, checks and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A back door had been left unlocked, according to the sheriff’s office.

• Police were called about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to an apartment on the 600 block of Dobson Court in Chehalis after a firearm went missing. The HP semi-automatic pistol and its lock box belonging to a 21-year-old man were taken sometime during that day, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Several people had been in and out of the residence and a door had been unlocked, according to police.

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the 100 block of Aumick Court in Vader after a property owner discovered his black dune buggy had been stolen. The Castle Rock resident told the deputy it was stored under an awning and must have been taken since Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $1,500.

• Fishing poles and a duffel bag were stolen from a shed on the 900 block of South Silver Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 11 a.m. yesterday. The lock had been cut, according to police.

• Chehalis police were called just after 5 p.m. yesterday to a car prowl on Southwest Ninth Street just west of Market Boulevard. Sunglasses and paperwork were taken, according to the Chehalis Police Department,

• Centralia police were called about 9:40 a.m. yesterday to a car prowl on the 300 block of West Summa Street. Nothing seemed to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

DRUGS

• A 25-year-old man from Rochester was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after police went to a house on the 700 block of West Main Street in Centralia looking for someone with a warrant last night. Officers saw methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana near Cory R. Aldrich and booked him into the Lewis County Jail, according to Officer John Panco.

WRECK

• A 28-year-old Yelm resident was hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck at Cousins and Twin Oaks roads west of Chehalis yesterday morning. The driver said she was traveling north and could not stop for a stop sign before her car hit an embankment and ended up in a field, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The unnamed driver had a mouth injury and chest pain, according to the sheriff’s office. Her car sustained moderate damage, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The driver was cited for no license, no insurance and for disobeying the traffic sign, Brown said.

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Former Winlock man awaits trial for assisting with cleanup, getaway after Olympia murder

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A former Winlock-area resident taken into custody following a wild weekend police pursuit has pleaded not guilty to rendering criminal assistance and other offenses related to the aftermath of an Olympia homicide.

Trey Nicholas Jones, 20, was the passenger in a 1999 Kia Sephia that led as many as a dozen patrol vehicles through south Lewis County, as fireworks, full pop cans, duffel bags and a suitcase were tossed from the stolen car, according to authorities.

After the vehicle wrecked on Interstate 5 near Kelso, Jones allegedly admitted that he planned to help the driver – Dwight M. Bradsbery – leave the state following a homicide days earlier in an Olympia apartment, according to charging documents in the case.

He also stated he was injecting methamphetamine during the pursuit, prosecutors allege.

Jones, whose current residence is described by police as “transient”, is being held on $50,000 bail in the Thurston County Jail.

Bradsbery, also 20, is being held on charges of second-degree murder and other related offenses. His bail is set at $250,000. Police say he lives in Olympia.

The pair were arrested March 11 after the wreck.

Detectives from Olympia had been checking around Lewis County since they learned of the homicide the Friday before, according to Olympia police.

One witness lives in Lewis County, the pair had contacts in Centralia and Chehalis, and Jones’ parents live in south Lewis County, according to Olympia Police Department Lt. Jim Costa.

They had gotten information Bradsbery was in the Winlock area earlier that day and asked police there to help find them. Jones grew up in the Winlock area, according to Winlock Police Chief Terry Williams.

According to charging documents, the two were among several individuals at an apartment on Lilly Road in Olympia on the evening of March 8.

The woman who lives in the apartment contacted police early the following day and told of fleeing her home after she saw Bradsbery assault the victim from behind, charging papers state.

The woman, Ajalene Wilson, said she then contacted several other “associates” who had been inside moments before the murder, according to prosecutors.

When Jones was interviewed, he reportedly told police he went inside because he was going to lock the door and keep people out, but instead he supervised the attempted cleanup of the crime scene.

He said he watched, provided direction to others and “masterminded” the cleanup because he was the smartest one, according to prosecutors.

The man police found dead when they went to the apartment is identified as 29-year-old Nathaniel Ollis, an active duty soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He is from Maine and died from multiple stab and slash wounds, according to the Thurston County Coroner.

Charging documents in the case don’t indicate a motive.

Both Bradsbery and Jones reportedly admitted stealing the car from a female friend in Olympia.

Jones is charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance and tampering with evidence.

Both men are charged with car theft, attempting to elude and related crimes.

They are scheduled to appear next in Thurston County Superior Court on April 9.

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Read “Read about police chase through Lewis County …” from Sunday March 11, 2012 at 6:48 p.m., here

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

POLICE: HOME SECURITY CAMERA PAYS OFF

• A Chehalis resident who kept finding medication missing from her home set up a surveillance system and yesterday morning soon after she left, a neighbor was caught on video coming into her house, according to police. It happened on the 400 block of Southwest William Avenue, Chehalis Police Department Sgt. Gary Wilson said. The system showed images of someone breaking into a portable safe and taking ADHD medicine, Wilson said. One pill was taken, he said. Arrested around 12:30 p.m. and then booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary was Brandee L. Leal-Lopez, 29, of Chehalis, according to police.

COMPUTERS LIFTED FROM OFFICE

• Police were called yesterday morning to an insurance office on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue where someone had broken a window to get inside and stole several computers. Some of the missing equipment was Dell brand, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MORE COMPUTERS STOLEN

• Someone broke in the front door to a residence on the 500 block of West Second Street in Centralia and stole a computer, according to a report made to police about 6:40 p.m. yesterday.

• Police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to a burglary at a home on the 1100 block of G Street in Centralia. Missing was a Mac computer and an iPad, according to the Centralia Police Department.

VINO AND TOOLS BURGLED

• Somebody broke into a shop on the 100 block of Annonen Road near Vader and stole six bottles of wine, three bottles of “sparkling” wine, a saw and various hand tools, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The theft occurred sometime between Friday afternoon and yesterday morning, according to sheriff’s Cmdr. Steve Aust.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

THEFT IN THE WOODS

• A deputy took a report yesterday morning from an employee of Meek Logging who said he returned after the weekend to find someone had cut the cables and stolen a battery from his bull dozer and loader parked out on the “5000 line” about two and half miles off Cooks Hill Road in Centralia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $850, the sheriff’s office said.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called to the 1500 block of Lewis Street in Centralia about 9:35 p.m. yesterday when a man saw a subject take a stereo from a vehicle and run away. A track with a police dog failed to locate the thief, according to the Centralia Police Department.

SECURITY CAMERA STOLEN

• A security video was stolen from a business on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after 4 p.m. yesterday.

SLASHED TIRE

• Police were called about 12:35 a.m. today to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia about a slashed tire to a parked car. A suspect was seen on security video from the Travel Lodge, according to the Centralia Police Department.

WRECK

• A 24-year-old Chehalis women was hospitalized with minor injuries after she rolled her Mitsubishi Eclipse on the 600 block of Logan Hill Road yesterday afternoon. A deputy called about 4:20 p.m. concluded she was westbound when she lost control and hit an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll onto its top, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The damage to the car was extensive, Brown said.

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Council member’s lawyer: Cat killing case needs a judge who isn’t paid by the city

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CENTRALIA – Centralia City Council member Bill Bates didn’t show up at court today as expected, but his lawyer came in his place, asking for a different judge and prosecutor in his client’s cat shooting case.

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"Susie"

Bates, 60, is charged with killing his neighbor’s pet with a pellet gun. Bates, who is also pastor of a downtown church, has said it was an accident, he was only trying to run it out of his yard.

Centralia attorney Peter Abbarno asked a judge in Centralia Municipal Court this morning to move the case to Lewis County District Court.

“It would be a conflict, almost like prosecuting your own boss,” Abbarno said after the brief hearing. “So I think everyone in the court felt uncomfortable with that.”

The city council is responsible for hiring the city’s judge and prosecuting attorney, Abbarno said.

A substitute judge, Paul Strophy, approved the request.

Bates had been scheduled to make his plea this morning.

The Pannette family called police in late February, after Bates came knocking on their door on Ham Hill Road and confessed what he’d done. He offered to buy them a new cat.

He was subsequently charged – after a review by the city’s prosecutor – with unlawful use of an air gun and killing a pet.

Both are gross misdemeanors, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine.

The incident has sparked outrage among both those who feel it was justified because the animal was on Bates’ property being a nuisance and those believe one shouldn’t use lethal force on other people’s pets.

Dusty Pannette and her family were devastated by the loss of “Susie” who had safely roamed for all 10 years of his life on Ham Hill. They were particularly stunned as Bates had not complained to them their cat was bothering him.

Centralia has no leash law for cats.

The case will be moved to Lewis County District Court, in Chehalis and Bates will appear before a judge there on April 4, according to Abbarno.

The attorney emphasized to news reporters he thought it was an unfortunate accident.

“He didn’t try to hide this, he has no criminal history, it’s not in his nature,” Abbarno said.

Bates is serving his fourth year on the city council and is minister at Destiny Christian Center, an Assemblies of God Church, on North Tower Avenue.

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For background, read:

• “Minister, city council member shoots neighbor cat dead with pellet gun” from Thursday March 1, 2012, here

• “Centralia city council member charged for killing neighbor cat” from Tuesday March 6, 2012, here

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

LOST AND FOUND OUTSIDE PACKWOOD

• A 34-year-old Packwood woman was cold, wet and had a possibly sprained ankle after getting lost north of Packwood Friday and spending the night outside. She had gone for a walk about 4:30 p.m. behind her home in the High Valley area into the Butter Creek Canyon area, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She called about 5:10 p.m. to say she was lost but then cell phone contact was lost, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The woman, whose name was not released, was found a little after 7 a.m. on Saturday, Brown said. She said her dog kept her warm, according to Brown.

UNDER CLOTHES MISSING

• Chehalis police were called about 6:15 p.m. yesterday about a burglary to an apartment on the 400 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue. A woman said a drawer full of her underwear were missing. Further details were not readily available.

FIREARM STOLEN

• A deputy was called yesterday about the theft of a firearm from the 1300 block of Ferrier Road in Winlock. Someone got into a vacant house sometime after 8 p.m. on Saturday and left with a .22 caliber rifle, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

JEWELRY TAKEN FROM BEDROOM

• A deputy was called yesterday afternoon to the home of a 91-year-old Chehalis-area woman where someone had broken her sliding glass door, gone into her bedroom and stolen about 100 pieces of jewelry, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened on the 500 block of Brown Road East, the sheriff’s office reported. The loss is estimated at more than $1,000.

WALLET THEFT

• A 46-year-old was arrested for alleged theft and use of credit cards after Morton police were called Thursday night to the 500 block of Adams Avenue about a missing wallet. Leslie S. Matthews was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Morton Police Department.

CAR RUNS INTO ONY STORE

• A 32-year-old Salkum woman was arrested on Friday for hit and run for allegedly running her station wagon into the front of the Justus General Store on the 100 block of Main Street in Onalaska. It happened around 3:30 p.m. and her car struck a freezer out front, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The owner took down the license plate information and a deputy found her later at a location on Centralia Alpha Road, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Jenifer A. Wildman was found with a folding knife tucked in one boot and a butterfly knife in the other, Brown said. She was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of a dangerous weapon, hit and run and also obstruction as in the patrol car she kept taking off her seatbelt an moving her cuffed hands into the front of her, according to Brown. The damage to the store was not noted by the sheriff’s office.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

MINI BIKE WRECK INJURES ROCHESTER WOMAN

• A 32-year-old Rochester woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a motorcycle accident in the Little Rock area last night. Troopers were called about 5:20 p.m. to the 11,000 block of Waddell Creek Road where Kayla R. McKnight had lost control of a Honda 50cc off-road bike and landed in a ditch, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was not wearing a helmet, according to the state patrol. Update Monday March 26, 2012 at 12:19 p.m.: McKnight is listed in satisfactory condition this morning.

THEFT OF TAXI RIDE

• A police dog tracked down a 35-year-old man from Chehalis who left a taxi cab without paying early this morning in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Officers arrived about 6:20 a.m. to the area of South Diamond and East Locust streets where they observed Charles E. Frenz who ran, according to police. He was apprehended by a K-9 and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BURGLARY

• Police were called just before 7 o’clock this morning to an overnight burglary at a home on the 2400 block of Seward Avenue in Centralia.

• Someone broke into a residence on the 800 block of Landing Way in Centralia and ransacked a bedroom, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday afternoon. A sliding glass door had been broken and a watch and other items were stolen, according to police,

• Police were called to a residence under renovation on the 600 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia yesterday afternoon where the front door had been kicked in. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police are investigating a burglary of a residence on the 400 block of South Washington Avenue. Somebody broke in some time between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Centralia police were called to a car prowl on the 700 block of Harrison Avenue on Friday night. Someone had gotten inside an unlocked vehicle and tried to steal a stereo, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A wallet and a purse were stolen from a vehicle at the in a parking lot on the 500 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia sometime on Friday, according to the Centralia Police Department.

911 SCAM

• Authorities are warning the public of a scam in which residents in Washington and several other states are getting phone calls from someone asking for payment for 911 services. The caller claims individuals must pay a fee to register their addresses in a database so responders can find their homes in an emergency, according to a message from Lewis County 911 manager Craig Larsen. Larsen said he isn’t aware of it happening locally but his message notes it is a scam; 911 services are funded through dedicated excise taxes on phone bills and other local government money.