Updated at 12:45 p.m.
ALLEGED DRUG DEALING FOUND ABOVE RETAIL SHOP
• Centralia police’s special Anti-Crime Team arrested a man and scooped up drugs, scales and money when they served a search warrant at an apartment above Smokin J’s yesterday evening. Among the items seized were almost two ounces of heroin, one-half ounce of methamphetamine and more than $2,400 cash, according to the Centralia Police Department. The resident, Matthew J. Goff, was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, Sgt. Jim Shannon said. Another individual present was not arrested, he said. The visit to the building on the corner of West Main and Oak streets followed a lengthy investigation, according to police. Goff, 29, was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
MAJOR THEFT NEAR TOLEDO
• Unknown thieves hit a rock quarry outside Toledo over the weekend, removing various types of heavy duty, industrial grade copper wiring from the rock crusher and other equipment. The dollar loss is still being tallied up, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responding about 9:15 a.m. yesterday to the 500 block of Mandy Road learned from the 29-year-old victim the theft occurred sometime since Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. It was just the weekend before last when a rock pit in Centralia on Foron Road suffered an estimated $6,000 loss of wiring. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said they don’t know if the two incidents are related.
• Chehalis police were called last night from an individual who said he lost his wallet and discovered soon after a card of his was used at a local grocery tore. Further details were not readily available.
• A 59-year-old log truck driver was injured when his air brakes failed as he was traveling downhill around a corner near Mineral Creek Road yesterday morning. The loaded truck came to rest on its driver’s side in the ditch on the logging road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding around 11 a.m. found the 2005 Kenworth had major damage. The driver, who is from Camas, was taken to Morton General Hospital with neck and shoulder pain, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown. The driver was cited for defective equipment, Brown said.
• A 61-year-old Onalaska man escaped injury when he rolled his pickup truck into a ditch along the 300 block of Middle Fork Road yesterday afternoon. The 2006 Ford F250 sustained major damage, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding about 3 p.m. was told by the driver he was eastbound when his back end started slipping while headed up the hill, causing him to lose control, according to the sheriff’s office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, malicious mischief, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, found cell phone, suspicious circumstances … and more.