Updated at 6:49 p.m.
RESCUE IN THE MOUNTAINS
• A backpacker who got sick in the Goat Rocks Wilderness area over the weekend was rescued yesterday by a search and rescue team member, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 37-year-old woman from Tualatin, Ore. with three companions walked into the Snowgrass Flats at the Chambers Lake outside of Packwood to camp on Saturday, but the following day she was suffering from vertigo, vomiting and couldn’t stand up, according to the sheriff’s office. They called for help and rescuers drove partway in, and one of them hiked to the camp reaching it around midnight, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The area is at an elevation of approximately 5,600 feet, Brown said. The search and rescue team member stayed the night and helped hydrate the woman, so they could walk out yesterday morning, according to Brown. The Oregon woman said she hadn’t had an episode for years, but the elevation may have brought it on, Brown said.
THEFT AT CENTRALIA MILL
• Centralia police were called about 10:15 a.m. yesterday to Northwest Hardwoods at the 3000 block of Galvin Road about the theft of about $6,000 worth of sander bearings. Each of the missing square brass bearings weighs five to seven pounds, according to the Centralia Police Department. Eleven or 12 of them disappeared from a rack sometime during the previous week, according to police. There is no suspect information, Officer Patty Finch said.
THEFT OF CASH
• Centralia police were called about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue regarding the theft of money. The case remains under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone stole about $1,000 worth of various equipment such as a pressure washer and tools from outside a home on the 200 block of Winter Road near Winlock between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. last Thursday.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday that nearly $2,000 worth of carpentry tools were stolen from a residence at the 400 block of Hart Road in Winlock between Thursday and Friday.
• More than $8,000 worth of valuables were missing when a 37-year-old woman returned home to find the residence ransacked at the 600 block of Highway 603 west of Chehalis, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. She left at 11 a.m. and got back at 4 p.m. and discovered someone had forced their way through a door at the garage and left with jewelry, an Xbox and other items such as clothing including Lewis County Sheriff’s Office uniform pants, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. Also taken was a Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Explorer’s notebook, Brown said. Brown indicated that she did not know if it was a deputy’s home that was burglarized.
• A Lawn Chief deck lawn mower and a disassembled 12.5 hp engine were taken from a garage at the 100 block of Lake Creek Road outside Chehalis, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday. The owner said it happened sometime between 5 p.m. last Thursday and 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday they are investigating a case in which $2,200 cash went missing from where it was stored under a mattress. The victim, a 68-year-old Chehalis woman, said she always keeps her doors locked and didn’t believe anyone knew it was there, according to the sheriff’s office. She noticed it on Friday, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a the owner of a 1998 Thor Regency class A motorhome discovered on Friday it was missing from the gated storage area at the Thousand Trails Campground where he had parked it a month earlier. The green and white RV is valued at $27,500, according to the sheriff’s office. Staff at the site on the 2200 block of Centralia-Alpha Road said sometimes guests leave the gate open, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
FAKE BIG BILLS
• Centralia police took a report about 1:30 p.m. yesterday of counterfeit $100 bills being passed at the Centralia Outlet stores.
• A 47-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine last night after a pipe with residue was located on his person at South Tower Avenue near the viaduct in Centralia, according to police. James A. Nix was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was to be released with charges filed pending further investigation.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning about a vehicle prowl at the 3300 block of Northeast Adams Avenue. The victim said he found his missing tackle box in the garbage near his apartment, but other property was still missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• The vehicle was locked but windows partially down and when its owner returned to the store’s parking lot, several items from inside it including pain medication were gone. Chehalis police were called about 4:30 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard took a report.
SHOPPER LEAVES DOG IN CAR
• A 40-year-old Tacoma resident was cited for animal cruelty after he allegedly left his dog inside his vehicle for more than an hour in 90 degree weather yesterday, while parked at the Centralia Outlets. An officer called about 1:30 p.m. to the 100 block of High Street found the Pit Bull laying across the seats, panting heavily and the windows slightly down. Vatsana Phaisan showed up about the time the officer did and said he didn’t think it had been long, that time got away from him, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 36-year-old Vancouver man who reportedly fled after assaulting a woman outside a store on the 2900 block of Jackson Highway in Chehalis was picked up at his home by law enforcement from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Lewis County Jail. A deputy called on Sunday night was told a citizen intervened after the man choked the woman he was dating, hit her in the face several times, threw her to the ground and broke her phone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 48-year-old Chehalis woman said it began with an argument and she then thought he was going to kill her, according to the sheriff’s office. Jagwinder Singh was arrested for second-degree assault, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• A male was cited after he lost control of his motorcycle yesterday afternoon at the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia. Centralia police say he dropped his bike and was not not wearing a helmet, nor did he have a motorcycle endorsement. Spencer Baumgartner then walked back to work, Officer Patty Finch said.
• A driver was hospitalized after a single-vehicle wreck in Tenino on Saturday night, in which his car left the roadway at a corner and traveled down an approximately 20-foot embankment. Firefighters were called about 11 p.m. to the scene, on Bluemauer Road, just west of Crane Street, according to Thurston County Fire District 12. He was transported by paramedics to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, according to District 12.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday a 23-year-old Chehalis resident sustained a head injury when he reached for his cell phone and ran into a ditch and culvert at the 400 block of Avery Road East on Sunday. He was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital and cited for wheels off the roadway, according to the sheriff’S office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, dog inside hot vehicle; complaint of barking dog … and more.