WANTED WOMAN FLEES POLICE ON BIKE
• A 55-year-old woman fled police on a bicycle, ran into some blackberry bushes and then fought with officers when they tried to arrest her on an outstanding warrant in Centralia yesterday, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened around 1:25 p.m. near Mellen Street and Airport Road, according to police. Officers used their Taser and eventually detained Kimberly A. Mott, police reported. She and the officers sustained what were described as a few scratches from the blackberries. Mott was listed as one of Lewis County so-called most wanted. She had failed to appear for court, Officer John Panco said. In mid-March, Mott fled a traffic stop in Chehalis and ended up crashing into a truck in Centralia before she was detained. Mott was booked yesterday into the Lewis County Jail for resisting arrest and the warrant.
ROOF FIRE AT CENTRALIA MOTEL
• Firefighters were called about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to the King Oscar Motel in Centralia for a roof fire. A crew working on the roof had accidentally ignited some tar paper, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The workers were still trying to put the flames out with a hose when firefighters arrived to the Eckerson Road motel, Capt. Casey McCarthy said. “We were able to put a pretty quick stop on the fire,” he said. The fire had extended into the rafters, causing somewhere between $10,000 to $15,000 damage, McCarthy said.
• A 38-year-old homeless person was arrested for possession of methamphetamine early this morning in Centralia. Peter D. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail following his contact with an officer about 12:45 a.m. on the 400 block of Oak Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police arrested a 26-year-old Centralia man for possession of methamphetamine yesterday evening at the 600 block of State Street. John McNeal was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the police department.
BIKE VERSUS VEHICLE COLLISIONS IN CHEHALIS, CENTRALIA
• A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized with a gash on top of his head after his bicycle ran into the back of a parked vehicle near the Chehalis Post Office yesterday. Firefighters and police were called about 11:13 a.m. to Northwest Cascade Avenue. Fire Capt. Ted McCarthy said the teenager was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with what he described as a minor injury.
• Centralia police responded to a vehicle versus bicycle accident on Harrison Avenue at East Bridge Street about 4:50 p.m. yesterday. There were no injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department.