NAPAVINE HOME CATCHES FIRE
• Once again, a Napavine area family is displaced from a house fire. Crews called overnight to the 700 block of West Vine Street contained the blaze to the master bedroom, but there is heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the one-story residence, according to Fire Investigator Ted McCarty. The family returned home around 1 a.m. after being at some friends and opened a side door only to be confronted with smoke, McCarty said. The husband tried the front door with the same results and spotted flames through a bedroom window, McCarty said. Lewis County Fire Districts 5, 6, 2 and 15 responded. “The guys got a good knock down on it,” McCarty said. The parents and four children declined initial assistance from the Red Cross, saying they had family to stay with he said. The fire investigator said he is looking at a Cadet wall heater, but it’s too early to tell if that’s what caused the fire. It was just last Sunday when a family on Raubuck Road were dealing with a similar situation, except they were sleeping and awoke to smoke alarms and their two-story house subsequently burned to the ground from a possible flare up hours later.
• Police were called about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to the Centralia Outlets on the 1300 block of Lum Road about a wallet and its identification stolen from a break room at one of the stores. An officer was told two females got into employee lockers, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took a report of theft of tools from the 400 block of North Buckner Street on Friday afternoon.
• Police took a report yesterday of a car prowl during the night at the 100 block of Jalyn Street in Centralia. Cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police responded about 5:40 a.m. yesterday to the 3300 block of Fords Prairie Avenue in Centralia for a vehicle prowl. Someone took money and a cell phone from a purse left inside the unlocked vehicle, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Someone broke several windows out of a vehicle parked at the 900 block of F Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police early yesterday morning.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REMINDER
• Lewis County 911 Communications is reminding the public to sign up for CODE RED to receive emergency notifications. CODE RED is used to send critical communications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts, according to department manager Craig Larsen. Lewis County has used the system to make notification for boil water advisories as well as to get out word of a dangerous suspect at large in a rural county neighborhood. Flood notifications can be provided through CODE RED, should this occur in our region again. The public can sign up and find additional details at the 911 Communications page on the county web site.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants; confiscation of smoking devices with suspected methamphetamine residue with a referral for possession charges … and more.