BOMB ON BUS A JOKE, BUT NOT SO FUNNY TO DEPUTIES
• A 16-year-old girl was arrested on Friday for allegedly making a bomb threat on a Rochester school bus. Thurston County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about 3:45 p.m. to 191st and Elderberry Street Southwest where the drive had pulled over with some 38 students on the bus, according to sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin. They pulled the student off the bus and concluded it was her intent to just pull a prank, Elwin said. She reportedly had said, “Everybody scream there’s a bomb.” She was taken to the Thurston County juvenile Detention facility and booked for a felony, according to Elwin.
LOTS OF THEFTS
• An approximately one ton piece of equipment vanished sometime overnight from the 100 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Saturday morning. The Centralia Police Department described it as a hydraulic “thumb” from an excavator. it appeared somebody hooked up to it, drug it into an alley, loaded it onto a vehicle and hauled it away, according to police. The steel item has the numbers 33003T welded onto its side, according to police.
• A deputy was called Saturday night to a burglary at the 2500 block of Seminary Hill Road in Centralia where somebody had stolen cash from a locked safe and other items, including a bottle of Valium and a box syringes totaling more than $16,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened sometime between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. that night, the sheriff’s office reported.
• Somebody stole an upright freezer, a Kenmore front-loading washer and dryer, a Craftsman tool chest containing tools, a chainsaw and other items from a barn on the 700 block of Coal Creek Road in Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The report made Friday indicated the burglary occurred sometime between Wednesday and Friday, the sheriff’s office reported.
• Centralia police were called just before midnight on Friday to a business on the 100 block of High Street where somebody broke in and stole several jackets.
• Centralia police were called Friday about a theft from a residence on the 1000 block of L Street. Details were not readily available.
• A deputy was Sunday morning to the 100 block of Bunker Road west of Centralia where somebody had broken into a cabin and also stolen wiring from a bulldozer, a dump truck and a generator. Also, batteries and two bikes were missing. The loss was estimated at $2,600.
• A Salkum resident reported on Saturday he purchased a chainsaw the day before for $300 and then suspected it might have been stolen and it was, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Kly L. Thompson, 23, of Mossyrock, was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for trafficking in stolen property and possession of stolen property, according to the sheriff’s office. Thompson admitted taking the chainsaw from a friend on the 300 block of Winston Creek Road, the sheriff’s office reported.
• A deputy was called Saturday to the 100 block of Avery Road West outside Chehalis where a Hewlett Packard laptop computer had been stolen. A 19-year-old Winlock resident, Rodney S. Creech, was subsequently arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• A 46-year-old Centralia woman was arrested with a stolen ATM card in her purse after deputies contacted her in connection with a card stolen from another Centralia woman, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported today. The report was made Friday that the card had been taken sometime in the previous two days, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy learned from the bank the card had been used 22 times, including at the Lucky Eagle Casino, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Photos from the casino led a deputy to Lorrie A. Landry who was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree theft, Brown said.
• A white 1992 Mazda pickup was stolen sometime between Wednesday and Friday from where it had been parked at a store on the 700 block of Leonard Road in Onalaska, according to a report made to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $2,000.
A green 1991 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking lot on the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, according to police. Its license plate reads 089 ZCS.
• A blue 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was reported stolen from the 400 block of South Iron Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police on Friday. Its license plate rads A63038V.
• Chehalis police were called Friday night to the parking lot at Wal-Mart where an individual reported he returned to his car after being gone for about an hour and discovered someone had stolen $250 cash and a quarter ounce of medical marijuana from his locked vehicle, which was still locked when he returned. Chehalis police detective Sgt. Rick McNamara said that was a first, for a prowler being nice enough to re-lock a vehicle after prowling it.
• Centralia police took a report on Friday from the 1300 block of Alexander Street about about a vehicle being prowled twice over the previous month. A stereo was stolen, according to the centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called last nigh to the 400 block of South Diamond Street where someone had smashed a potted plant against a collector vehicle.
• Chehalis police were called Saturday morning to Washington and Park Street about the back window of a vehicle being smashed out.
• Centralia police were called about two slashed tires at the 2800 block of Russell Road on Saturday that had occurred overnight.