Updated at 9:53 p.m.
MUGGED BY DRINKING BUDDY
• Chehalis police were called about 2:20 a.m. yesterday when a guy who been buying drinks for a 36-year-old Chehalis man reportedly grabbed his wallet and ran away. Police believe it occurred after they left a bar on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard, but the victim was somewhat intoxicated, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said officers learned they were headed to an apartment to continue drinking and the thief asked if he could borrow a few dollars. When the victim got the wallet out, he was robbed of about $1,500, according to Bailey. The incident is under investigation, she said.
• Centralia police forced their way into a house and arrested two individuals during a dispute about 4:15 a.m. on Saturday at the 500 block of East Main Street after a 36-year-old man looking for his girlfriend allegedly barged in and threatened to kill two occupants. Responding officers were told someone heard a commotion and mention of a baseball bat, according to police. Officers responding to the scene heard the deadly threat and then a fight, prompting their entry, according to the Centralia Police Department. Police concluded Byron F. Jackson, 36, from Los Angeles has kicked in the door, and that the girlfriend was not inside, according to police. Jackson was booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault and burglary, according to the Centralia Police Department. Also involved and booked was Sean M. Pippin, 21, Centralia, who was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, according to police. Jackson was charged in court today with two counts of second-degree assault, burglary and harassment.
• A passing motorist helped a 20-year-old mother who crawled out a bedroom window with her baby after locking herself in a bedroom to get away from her boyfriend on the 3100 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis on Friday evening. Police and deputies called about 5:15 p.m. about the domestic dispute were told the 22-year-old committed misdemeanor assault but then prevented the mother of his child from leaving, at one point holding a rifle to his chin, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. They were arguing over infidelity, according to the sheriff’s office. The motorist helped the woman get her car from the driveway so she could leave, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Deputies could not locate the suspect, so they are asking prosecutors to file charges of unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault, according to Brown.
• A 53-year-old Onalaska man who allegedly threatened his roommate if she reported a misdemeanor assault is wanted for felony harassment following an incident on Friday night at a residence on the 400 block of Gore Road. Deputies arriving just after 9 p.m. found the 41-year-old victim with cuts and scratches on her elbow from being shoved against a wall, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. When she said she was calling police, he reportedly told her if she did he would kill her after he got released, according to the sheriff’s office. Law enforcement could not find the suspect, so they’ve asked prosecutors to charge him with felony harassment, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.
• Chehalis police were called when a pair of boxer dogs chased chickens through their yard on the 1800 block of Southeast Magnolia Drive yesterday and a third dog was caught with a chicken in its mouth. Officers responding about 3:30 p.m. learned a 17-year-old girl was getting their leashes and didn’t realize a door to her home was ajar. One adult bolted and another along with a pup followed, according to Chehalis Police Department. The chickens’ owner has a coop but the poultry was roaming freely in his yard, police said. Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said the girl’s parents arrived and very cooperative and very sorry. The one chicken was severely injured, she said.
• Police responding about 3 p.m. on Friday to the 900 block of South Schueber Road in Centralia arrested one person for third-degree assault. Calee F. Anderson, 33, from Chehalis, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• About $6,000 worth of different kinds of tools and equipment were stolen from a dwelling under construction at the 100 block of Snodgrass Road near Salkum. A deputy responding yesterday evening learned that sometime since last weekend someone broke a window on ad door to get inside and left with a floor jack, a sander, a nail gun, extension cords and other items, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• More than $1,200 worth of items including two Stihl chainsaws were apparently carted off in the victim’s green metal wheelbarrow from vacation property at Teal Lake near Packwood. A deputy responding about 3:30 p.m. on Friday learned two outbuildings were entered in the gated area, sometime after May 4, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Jewelry was reported stolen from an address on the 1700 block of Providence Lane in Centralia on Friday morning, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Storage totes were reported stolen from inside a gated area behind a locked gate at the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia yesterday.
• Centralia police responding about 1:30 p.m. yesterday to a report of a dispute in a trailer at the 1200 block of Alder Street say they heard something being slammed around inside and ended up arresting the resident for possession of methamphetamine. Officer John Panco said the 39-year-old resident answered his door but when he saw it was police, attempted to shut them out. However, an officer grabbed a hold of him and pulled him outside, Panco said. Benjamin T. Vanderburg was taken into custody for obstructing and subsequently some suspected meth was found in his pocket, according to police. Vanderburg was booked int to the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Panco didn’t have further information about what may have been going on inside.
• A 48-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for possession of heroin after contact with an officer about 8:15 p.m. on Friday at the 400 block of North Ash Street in Centralia. Kelley J. Teshara was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police called about 4 p.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of View Avenue took a report of a vehicle prowl that occurred while the victim was at work.
• An officer took a report about 1 p.m. yesterday from the 100 block of High Street in Centralia regarding a vehicle broken into while parked in the lot at the shopping center.
• A fishing pole, tackle box and a GPS device were missing after a vehicle prowl on the 900 block of South Schueber Avenue in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
• Centralia police called about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday to the 800 block of Long Road about windows getting broken out a vehicle noted there were numerous similar incidents around the city. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning said deputies learned of four cases of windows smashed on cars, occurring between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Saturday along Joppish Road, Blanchard Road, Elma Road and Lemar Lane.
WANTED PE ELL MAN DISCOVERED HIDING IN RESIDENCE
• The 43-year-old Pe Ell man sought after he allegedly pointed a handgun at his estranged wife’s boyfriend last Thursday night was found by a detective the following day hiding in a house on Katula Road east of town, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy J. Smith was booked into jail for two counts of first-degree assault but he was charged today instead with two counts of second-degree assault. It happened around 8 p.m. at the 500 block of Main Street in Pe Ell when Corina Smith and Brian West were picking up the West’s daughter at her grandmother’s home, according to authorities. After the 8-year-old got into the car, Jeremy Smith allegedly approached, pulled a snub-nosed .38 revolver from his pocket, aimed it and threatened to blow the boyfriend’s head off. The sheriff’s office initially indicated the estranged wife pushed him over and they wrestled, before Jeremy Smith ran off. Charging documents state she along with a neighbor Jesse Wood shoved him. Corina Smith told a deputy that at some point during her intervention, the gun was aimed at her, according to charging documents. Jeremy Smith’s pistol and shotgun were reportedly found in the back of Wood’s car. Jeremy Smith is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, as he has a 2005 drug possession conviction. His bail is set at $150,000. The sheriff’s office has said the disagreement began earlier during a game at the baseball field in Pe Ell and was related to the child’s plans for after school the following day. His arraignment is set for Thursday morning.
FIRED OFFICER BACK ON THE JOB
• Fired Centralia police officer Phillip Reynolds returned to work today following the reversal of his termination by an arbitrator. He’ll be limited to office work until he gets recertified, according to the Centralia Police Department. Reynolds was let go two years ago for excessive force involving use of his Taser and various performance issues, after six years with the department.
HOUSE BURNS WEST OF ADNA
• A fire investigator today is looking into the cause of an evening blaze that caused an estimated $150,000 damage to a house west of Adna. Firefighters called about 5:45 p.m. yesterday to the 1200 block of Ceres Hill Road found flames coming out two windows and were able to knock the worst of it down fairly quickly, Chehalis Fire Department Firefighter Derrick Paul said. They were joined by Lewis County Fire District 6 and got it out within about an hour, he said. The master bedroom, bathroom and closet area burned but the entire home sustained smoke damage, Paul said. The resident was out in the yard planting flowers when she smelled smoke, heard the alarm and then opened the front door to see smoke, according to Paul. One cat perished, he said.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, protection order violation; responses for alarms, disputes, erratic vehicle, disorderly patient, collision on city streets, scary-looking person sitting outside a store, shoplifting and other misdemeanor theft including liquor and prescription medications; complaints of cars and house egged … and more.