DOG FIGHT ENDS IN DEATH
• A man walking his small dog on the 1000 block of West Fourth Street in Centralia called police after another dog came onto the sidewalk and attacked his pet yesterday. The Yorkie-type dog had to be put to sleep because of its injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police Sgt. Kurt Reichert said he expected an animal control officer would be following up on the case.
CALLER TO 911 BOOKED INTO JAIL
• A woman who called 911 regarding a dispute on the 100 block of Smokey Valley Road near Toledo about 2 o’clock this morning ended up getting arrested. An arriving deputy learned Heidi M. Catlin, 43, of Toledo, had an outstanding warrant and when she was searched, a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine was found on her jeans pocket, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Catlin was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
BIG HAUL FROM JOHN DEERE DEALER
• A deputy was called to the John Deere / Washington Tractor business on the 100 block of Hamilton Road North in Chehalis yesterday morning where someone had broken in and made off with several pieces of equipment including six walk-behind mowers, a pressure washer, a generator and a John Deere Gator ATV. It happened sometime between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. yesterday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A list of missing items is still being compiled, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
THEFT OF EQUIPMENT
• Someone broke into a shop on the 100 block of Ribelin Road in Chehalis sometime between Saturday and Tuesday and stole a chainsaw and a large torch and welding unit, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. The loss is more than $1,000.
EMPLOYEE SUSPECTED OF STEALING
• Centralia police were called yesterday about a suspected embezzlement at a medical practitioner’s office on the 1000 block of South Schueber Road. Officers are looking into an employee who may have forged an employer’s signature on several checks involving a “significant amount”, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called late yesterday afternoon to a nursing home on the 900 block of South Schueber Road where a resident said a small amount of money was missing.
UNLOCKED CARS GET PROWLED
• Centralia police were called just before 7 o’clock this morning to a vehicle prowl on the 200 block of West Pear Street where someone had rifled through the trunk and glove box. The victim wasn’t sure if anything was missing, according to the police department. The vehicle had been left unlocked. In the same area less than a half hour earlier, an officer took a report of cash stolen from another unlocked vehicle.
GET OUTA THERE
• A 33-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday for trespass after he was found to have been sleeping inside a trailer on the 700 block of North Tower Avenue. The city had posted a do not enter sign on the trailer, according to the Centralia Police Department. Justin L. Haynes was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
GET BACK HERE
• Lewis County sheriff’s detectives yesterday went to Yelm to arrest a 31-year-old Yelm resident because he was living in Yelm instead of on Downing Road in Centralia, the address he gave when he registered as a sex offender in September 2011, according to the sheriff’s office. Joseph F. Laabs, a level one sex offender, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for failing to register, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 17-year-old bicyclist ended up with cuts and scrapes when her bike got stuck in the grill of a car on North National Avenue yesterday morning in Chehalis. Police called to the scene about 8:40 a.m. learned the car was making a left turn off Median Street onto National when it struck the northbound bicycle. The girl was ejected, according to police.
• A 26-year-old Seattle woman was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital as a precautionary measure after she veered her pickup truck into the oncoming lane on U.S. Highway 12 in Oakville yesterday and struck another truck. A trooper called just after 5 p.m. reported Caitlin Caldwell was eastbound and swerved to avoid traffic slowing for tire debris in the roadway. The truck she hit was driven by Ana Lucia Perez Sanchez, 29, of Centralia. She was reportedly uninjured.