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Grandma victim of nighttime robbery at Rochester medical marijuana-growing home

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A grandmother was tied up with duct tape in a home invasion robbery north of Rochester early this morning while she was babysitting her grandchildren.

Deputies were called to the 15000 block of Case Road after the approximately 2 a.m. incident in which two safes were stolen, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

“They break down the front door, both armed with guns and they demand to know where the money is,” sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin said this afternoon.

The 8-year-old girl woke up while the subjects were inside and they basically told her to stay in her room, Elwin said. The 3-year-old was sleeping, he said.

The older child helped untie her 64-year-old grandma and they called 911, he said.

“The twist on this whole thing is these people are involved in a co-op, they grow medial marijuana on the property,” Elwin said.

Elwin said it appears the home was targeted by someone who knew the owners were out of town. The parents were in Portland and returned home right away, he said.

Deputies don’t have a good description, as both males had their faces covered, he said.

Detectives conducted their scene investigation today and will be interviewing the residents tomorrow to learn more about what was taken, he said. The robbers dropped some jewelry and electronics on the way out, he said.

“We’re still trying to figure out what was in the safes,” he said. “Probably cash and product.”

He said the couple are operating a legal operation and supplying product to dispensaries.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm

MISSING TRUCK

• A red 1987 Ford Ranger was reported stolen just before 2 o’clock this morning from the 1700 block of Cooks Hill Road in Centralia. The 4×4 truck is described as lifted with big tires and a license plate reading B82918G, according to the Centralia Police Department. Its keys had been left inside, according to police.

POLICE: VEHICLE PROWLERS CAUGHT

• A 19-year-old and two younger teens found themselves in trouble in connection with car prowling early yesterday morning in Centralia. Officers responded just after 1 a.m. to the 700 block of South Gold Street in Centralia and arrested Robert D. Knechtel, 19, of Centralia, for vehicle prowl, possession of stolen property and minor in possession of alcohol, according to the Centralia Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail. The cases involving the boy and the girl are being referred for possible charges of vehicle prowl, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Centralia police took reports of several incidents of graffiti found on the sides of buildings yesterday, including at the 400 block of North Oak Street, 200 block of West Center Street and the 800 block of North Tower Avenue.

• Centralia police responded to the 11000 block of Harrison Avenue about 4:30 a.m. today regarding the windshield of a vehicle being smashed with a rock.

WRECK

• A 49-year-old Chehalis man, Robert O. Holmquist, was injured but not transported to the hospital yesterday evening after a wreck following a tire blow out on his 1996 Chevrolet stepside van on Interstate 5 near the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange, according to the Washington State Patrol. Holmquist was traveling southbound just before 7:30 p.m. and his truck ended up traveling all the way to the right, then all the way back to the left striking the center barrier and rolling, coming to rest on its wheels, according to the state patrol. No citation is expected, according to the investigating trooper. He was wearing a seat belt. The truck was totaled.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license, disorderliness and obstruction; responses for misdemeanor thefts such as a bicycle, wallets … and more.

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Guest column: Faces of Lewis County Search and Rescue a welcome sight after night alone in the woods

Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm

By Lois Bancroft
White Salmon, Wash.

I wish to thank the members of the search and rescue team who found me near Walupt Creek Falls in the forest south of Packwood on Aug. 3.

I had hiked to the falls the day before and achieved my goal of getting some awesome photographs from the base of the waterfalls.

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Lois Bancroft

It was supposed to be just a day trip from my home in Klickitat County.

But at some point in walking out, I became lost. I couldn’t find the ribbons my friend had tied to trees just the week before. By 7 p.m. I gave up hope of finding the route back to my car.

I layed down in the trail covered by my space blanket. Then, I thought, why not put on my head lamp and use my flashlight to continue down the trail. I was not aware at the time that I was getting farther and farther away from where I had originally crossed the river.

I also began losing the trail. Then I slipped on something and rolled and somersaulted about 25 feet down a hill.

I was in pain, but clawed my way back up to a point where I could inspect my injuries. I dressed my open wound, figured I had broken some ribs. It turns out three were fractured and I sprained both ankles. My whole chest hurt.

At that point it was dark and I found the most level area I could and spent the next four to five hours shivering, waiting for dawn at 4 a.m.

I then resumed, walking the wrong way down the hill. When I got to the river I layed down on a sandy spot for a rest. Then at 6 p.m., I looked up from my task of finding sticks to point the way to where I planned to camp for the second night and saw some people.

They were the rescue team. I will be forever grateful to them. I only remember two names: Sue on the rescue team and Bat who had the horse that I rode out on.

There were many people looking for me, including Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brady Taylor. I wish I could thank you all personally by name but please know your faces will always be in my memory.

Sincerely,
Lois Bancroft
White Salmon, Wash.

Bancroft, 66, often hikes into the backwoods to take pictures of waterfalls.

Her husband Bob Connor said she is a professional photographer; she says she is not, that she only wants to capture photos worthy of a professional.

Conner, a retired volunteer firefighter, couldn’t heap enough praise onto the Lewis County Search and Rescue team, Deputy Taylor and the 911 dispatchers he said were kind, courteous and kept him informed all day long.

Bancroft shared a shot of the falls she brought home from her “day trip”.

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Walupt Creek Falls on August 2, 2013 / By Lois Bancroft

 

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News brief: Chehalis resident hurt in duck-caused multiple vehicle collision

Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A Chehalis man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after four passenger vehicles wrecked when traffic slowed to avoid running over two ducks on Interstate 5 south of Tumwater this afternoon.

Leo E. Morrison’s Toyota Corolla was totaled, as was a Chevrolet Suburban, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers called about 3:15 p.m. to the southbound lanes near Israel Road report the only other injury was a 66-year-old passenger in a BMW, who was not hospitalized.

Morrison, 46, was first transported to Providence St. Peter and then flown to the Seattle hospital, according to the state patrol.

The investigating trooper points to driver inattention as the cause, but has not issued any citations yet, according to the state patrol. The ducks did not survive.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Updated at 5:37 p.m.

COINCIDENCE, OR RESTAURANT RAGE?

• Centralia police were called to O’Blarney’s restaurant on the 200 block of North Tower Avenue about 6:45 p.m. yesterday after a large window in front was shot with a BB and shattered. A group of six customers sitting outside beneath it didn’t see how it happened but an officer found the BB, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police were looking for a customer who said he was unhappy with his order, paid for it and left moments earlier; the bartender saw the man outside, according to police. Nobody was injured, Sgt. Carl Buster said.

DRUNK AND SUPER DISORDERLY

• A 20-year-old Boistfort woman who was reportedly very drunk and running naked down a rural road was booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault of an officer. Deputies dispatched about 10:50 p.m. yesterday to the area of Pe Ell-McDonald and Boistfort roads west of Chehalis found Cassandra L. McBride with “some” clothing on but highly intoxicated and uncooperative, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. She indicated she had come from a home on WIldwood Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Once in the back of a patrol car, McBride allegedly kicked at the vehicle windows and then kicked a deputy, according to Sgt. Rob Snaza. At the jail, she spit in the face of a corrections officer, Snaza said.

ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

• Chehalis police were contacted by an individual very early yesterday morning who reported a rape. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A woman called police about 9:30 a.m. yesterday after her Dodge van vanished from where it had been parked the night before at the 300 block of Southwest Third Street in Chehalis. It was found by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office on Black Hawk Lane, heavily damaged and missing its tires and wheels, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

• Police were called about 6:30 p.m. yesterday by an individual who saw a male in a black Toyota Celica stop and remove a car battery and gas cans from inside a carport at the 200 block of Aurora Street in Centralia.

CAR TAMPERING

• A woman called police just before 11 a.m. yesterday after discovering someone had removed all the “relays” from the fuse boxes in both her Volkswagen Jettas while they were parked on the 100 block of Northeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

PHONY MONEY ORDER DOESN’T FLY

• A landlord called police yesterday morning after receiving the rent payment for an apartment on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue in  the form of an apparently fake money order.

UNWELCOME WAKE UP CALL

• A resident on the 900 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue in Chehalis called police just before 5 a.m. yesterday after someone threw a package of lit fireworks on to their front porch.

STASH FOUND?

• Chehalis police were called on Wednesday afternoon when a citizen found a case of beer, with only a couple missing, in an alley near the 300 block of Southwest 14th Street.

INMATES AT LARGE LOCATED IN CHEHALIS

• Chehalis police responded to Valley View Medical Center on the 2600 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue about 4:55 p.m. yesterday when they got word an inmate on furlough from the Lewis County Jail who had not returned as expected the day before was spotted there. Jeffrey A. Church, 38, from Onalaska, was taken into custody and back to the jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Chehalis police were called about 6:10 p.m. by someone who spotted an inmate on furlough from the Lewis County Jail who had not returned as expected. Kevon L. Tracy, 41, of Chehalis, was walking along North Market Boulevard and observed by a person who had seen him featured on the Washington’s Most Wanted web site, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Tracy was taken into custody near the Lewis County Historical Museum, returned to the jail and booked for first-degree escape, according to police.

NO CITIZEN’S ARREST

• Centralia police responded to the Chevron gas station on Mellen Street in Centralia about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when a man told the owner he was placing him under citizens arrest for selling synthetic drugs and calling police. He was a father in his 40s, upset the store carried something called “potpourri” that apparently his daughter was smoking and getting “wigged out,” according to the Centralia Police Department. “We go there and had to explain to the guy, this is legal to sell, it’s not a controlled substance,” Sgt. Carl Buster said. “I told him, you cannot be placing anyone under citizens arrest in this state, or you could be held liable for unlawful imprisonment.” Buster said the father hadn’t handcuffed or touched the man he wanted to arrest. Nobody was arrested.

WRECKS

• A 59-year-old Salkum man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a wreck on U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel yesterday in which his car left the roadway to the right crossed the ditch and traveled approximately 100 feet on the grass before rolling several times. Troopers called about 4:30 p.m. found the 1990 Lincoln Town Car in the westbound lane. The driver Arthur E. Marker had not been wearing a seat belt, according to the Washington State Patrol. An unknown medical condition caused the collision, according to the state patrol. Marker this afternoon was moved out of the intensive care unit and listed in satisfactory condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The car was totaled.

• A motorist was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a reported rollover collision on the 200 block of North Military Road east of Winlock at about 2 o’clock this morning. Further details were not readily available.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault, disorderliness; responses for collisions, violation of no contact order, suicidal subject, possible drunk driver, hit and run to a fence, hit and run in parking lot, misdemeanor theft, suspicious behavior at a pharmacy, a friendly pit bull running around a neighborhood trying to go into other people’s homes; complaints of neighbor’s loud music, a speeding car which passed in a no passing zone, two racing vehicles which almost hit another motorist … and more.

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Read about Olympia sex offender charged with new offense involving Centralia girl …

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The Olympian reports a 29-year-old Olympia man recently released from prison where he served part of a one-year sentence for voyeurism is now charged with having sexual relations with a 14-year-old Centralia Middle School girl.

Curtis Rudolph Jr., required to register as a level three sex offender, violated his probation when his ankle monitoring bracelet’s GPS device showed he had been to Fort Borst Park in Centralia; he is prohibited from being at parks where children congregate, according to news reporter Jeremy Pawloski.

Read more here

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Residential fire in Randle sends one to hospital

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:13 am

Updated at 12:09 p.m.

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A Randle man was airlifted to a Portland hospital’s burn center after a fire consumed his home on the 100 block of Morris Road, just east of town last night.

It was an older single-wide mobile home with an addition built on to it, according to Lewis County Fire District 18 Chief Ed Lowe.

“It was fully engulfed in flames when we got there, and we went into defensive mode,” Lowe said.

Next door neighbor Linda Mullins said she was working at her computer when she heard Charles Baker outside cussing and hollering for someone to get a hose and help him. He was getting water in a bucket and went back inside his burning home, she said.

Smoke was billowing from the eaves and flames showing at one end, she said.

“We were standing outside screaming at him, get out, get out,” she said. “It took him awhile, we thought he was dead.”

Baker, 55, was burned mostly on his arms and legs, his hair was singed, Mullins said.

He was transported to Morton General Hospital, and then because of the weather, taken to a helicopter landing zone at Mossyrock High School and flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

Lewis County Fire District 14 Chief Jeff Jaques was told this morning Baker’s condition was serious but probably not life threatening. A hospital spokesperson however described Baker’s status as critical.

Baker lives there by himself.

The call came at 6:25 p.m. Fifteen members of the two fire departments – from Randle and Glenoma – battled the blaze, knocking it down by about 8 p.m., according to Lowe.

Mullins said after someone from the fire department got on scene, she grabbed her teenage son, her dog and two other neighbors and drove out of the tree-filled cove where three homes sit. She watched one tree go up in flames.

“I was afraid I was going to lose my house and everything,” she said.

All that remains of the 1977 mobile home is basically the floor and foundation, with a pile of burned material on top, Jaques said.

“Typically with these older mobile homes, of that vintage, they go up really fast,” Jaques said.

Lowe said he wasn’t involved in patient care, so he had little information about Baker’s injuries, except he understood he had burns on 20 percent of his body.

Fire investigator Jay Birley went out there last night and will be returning. It’s too early to know what caused the fire, Birley said.

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Vader house fire injures one

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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Both fire damaged houses on C Street. / Courtesy photo by Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District 20

Updated at 7:36 p.m.

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Flames ravaged one house and threatened a neighboring residence overnight in Vader, sending one person to the hospital.

Firefighters called just before 1 a.m. to C Street near Eighth Street found a fully involved structure fire on the corner and the south exterior wall of the second home burning, along with some large fir trees, according to Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District 20.

“We were on the scene quickly, fighting two fires with only four people,” Fire Chief Richard Underdahl said this morning.

They poured water onto the vulnerable home first and once it and the vegetation were extinguished, turned their focus to the first house, he said.

The one and a half story dwelling at 721 C Street is still standing, but is a total loss, he said.

The crew was joined by members of Lewis County Fire Districts 15, 2 and 5 as well as five individuals from Cowlitz 6 in Castle Rock, he said.

A woman who was staying with the man who owns the house was treated for burns to her arms and legs and taken to Providence Centralia Hospital by paramedics from Lewis County Medic 1, according to responders. He was elsewhere, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ross McDowell said.

There was no power and candles were being used for light.

She woke up, a candle had gotten knocked over, she tried to knock down the flames but finally grabbed a bag with her glasses in it and ran outside, McDowell said.

Underdahl said he believed she might have suffered second-degree burns.

As for the single-story house at 717 C Street, some windows were blown out, the siding scorched and a fence burned, according to Underdahl. The two homes were about 15 feet apart, he said.

Personnel were on the scene until about 9 o’clock this morning, he said. An investigator was called to look into the cause of the fire.

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House on C Street in Vader burns. / Courtesy photo by Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District 20

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

SUPER UNHAPPY CUSTOMER

• A 73-year-old man trying to check into a Centralia motel yesterday evening apparently took issue with a requirement, under Centralia municipal code, that he show his identification in order to get a room. Police say Robert K. Stone, of Edmonds, threatened to go get a gun and shoot the person behind the desk at the Peppertree Motel. “The clerk was scared, terrified actually,” Officer John Panco said. Officers called about 6:40 p.m. to the 1200 block of Alder Street subsequently located their suspect at a nearby restaurant, according to the Centralia Police Department. Stone was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, according to police.

THEFT

• A 78-year-old Mossyrock area woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday to report her home had been burglarized on Monday between 12:45 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy who responded to the 200 block of Klickitat Creek Road learned that numerous items totaling almost $1,800 were missing, including a 25 caliber revolver, four bottles of alcohol, a purse, jewelry and an antique clock, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A man called Centralia police yesterday to report a handgun he kept at his workplace on the 300 block of North Tower Avenue had been stolen. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 10:30 p.m. yesterday regarding theft of a stereo from a vehicle at the 1000 block of West Main Street.

A LITTLE ROAD RAGE

• A motorist who said he slammed on his brakes to get the vehicle behind him to stop following so closely was cited for second-degree negligent driving after a rear end collision early yesterday morning on the 100 block of Newaukum Valley Road southwest of Chehalis. Neither driver was injured, but both vehicles – including David C. Rader’s 1991 Chevrolet pickup – were damaged, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The other driver, a 30-year-old from Mossyrock, was cited for following too closely, Sgt. Rob Snaza said.

WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS LOOKING FOR HANDOUTS

• Firefighters will be returning to an intersection on Belmont Avenue near the Centralia Outlets this afternoon from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. to continue their “Fill the Boot” campaign. It’s an annual event to raise money for muscular dystrophy, according to Riverside Fire Authority Capt. Terry Ternan.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for shoplifting, collisions … and more.

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News brief: Rochester resident stabbed in Olympia

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A 32-year-old Rochester man was stabbed in downtown Olympia early this morning.

Police responded about 3 a.m. to the 300 block of Fourth Avenue where the man was found; he had been stabbed in the chest, according to the Olympia Police Department.

No suspects have been identified, and the motive remains unclear, according to a news release.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital where he is expected to recover, according to police. The investigation is continuing.

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News brief: Deputies seeking AWOL inmate

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a man who didn’t return to jail from a one-day furlough.

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Kevon L. Tracy

Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown indicated yesterday in a news release that Kevon L. Tracy, 41, of Chehalis, is supposed to be in custody in connection with an attempted first-degree malicious mischief. There are also pending charges of violation of a protection order, according to Brown.

Deputies have been to several locations in Lewis County looking for him, according to Brown.

He is described as a white male who is 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with blue eyes and grayish-brown hair with a receding hairline.

Brown asks anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 360-748-9286 or Lewis County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-748 6422.

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Sharyn’s Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

LOADER BURNS AT LUMBER MILL

• Members of four fire departments descended upon a lumber mill in the Chehalis Industrial Park yesterday when a large log loader caught fire. Crews called just before 1 p.m. to Cascade Hardwood on Ribelin Road found the burning piece of equipment parked, fortunately, about 30 yards from stacks of logs, according to Lewis County Fire District 6. “If it had spread to the log yard, we’d still be there,” Firefighter Mike Goodwillie said this morning. It took about 15 personnel and almost two hours to extinguish the blaze, which destroyed the $400,000 loader, according to Goodwillie. “The tires themselves were about 6-feet tall and on top of that, there were spot fires of grease and oil,” he said. “It was very large, the largest vehicle I’ve ever fought.”

DEER WRECK

• A 21-year-old woman totaled her Honda Civic but sustained only minor injuries when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer and ended up in a ditch early yesterday morning on the 900 block of Bunker Creek Road west of Chehalis, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 6 a.m. and the Chehalis resident was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

HIT AND RUN

• A 21-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly struck two vehicles in a parking lot on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia overnight and then left. An officer called about 2:30 a.m. was told someone heard it happen and then her vehicle was found parked in the area, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kayla M. Burleson, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for hit and run, third degree driving with a suspended license and for an outstanding warrant, according to Officer John Panco.

OOPS

• A 17-year-old boy reporting for a “UA” at the Lewis County Juvenile Justice Center found himself in trouble when a search of his bag turned up a pipe yesterday. A Chehalis police officer responded about 11 a.m. and took the item which smelled of burnt marijuana, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case will be referred to juvenile prosecutors for a charging decision, according to Officer Linda Bailey.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic incidents, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disorderly subjects, stolen bicycles, collisions, pedestrian behaving strangely; complaints of speeding vehicle, cars squealing tires in a parking lot … and more.

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News brief: Man, son escape burning house east of Napavine

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Firefighters are on the scene of an overnight blaze that left a Napavine area family without a home.

Nobody was injured, but the residence on Koontz Road near Coulson Road – and its contents – are a total loss, according to Lewis County Fire District 5.

“It’s all the way on the ground, it’s just terrible,” Chief Eric Linn said this morning.

Crews called about 2:10 a.m. arrived to find roughly 75 percent of the structure burning, Linn said. The owner and his son were asleep, but had awakened and got themselves out, he said.

It was an older single-story house with a fairly recent addition of a garage and upstairs “bonus” room, Linn said. The fire appears to have begun in the new end of the structure, and seems to have been burning undetected for some time, he said.

Portions of the firefight were delayed while responders waited for workers to shut off the power to the building, while exploding ammunition increased the challenge, according to the chief.

“We couldn’t be really super aggressive, because it was just too dangerous,” Linn said.

Members of fire departments from Winlock, Toledo and rural Chehalis hauled in water by trucks, since the area has no fire hydrants, he said.

The Red Cross has been to the scene already to assist the residents.

Linn said this morning they are sifting through smoldering remains in an attempt to find the cause. He hasn’t yet determined a dollar amount for the loss, he said.

“It will be in excess of $100,000, as it was a relatively nice house,” he said.

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News brief: New child safety program unveiled at the fair

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Crime Stoppers of Lewis County will be available at the Southwest Washington Fair this week to help parents out by creating special laminated identification cards for youngsters.

A photograph, thumbprint and basic information will be put on the card, with one copy for the child to carry and a duplicate to put away in a safe place in the event it is ever needed, according to the organization.

Crime Stoppers will not retain any of the data from the cards, according to a news release.

The program being launched tomorrow is called “My ID Club” and is sponsored by Community Health Plans of Washington and supported by Valley View Health Centers, according to the news release.

The cards can be obtained between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. starting tomorrow through the last day of the fair at the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office booth on the south fairway.

For more information, check My ID Club, here