Updated at 6:01 p.m.
ANGRY TOLEDO UNCLE JAILED
• A 63-year-old Toledo man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly used his tractor to lift up the front end of his grown nephew’s car and choked and hit him several times, saying the 28-year-old was trespassing on his property. Deputies responding about 1:25 p.m. to the 200 block of Ray Road found Jeffery A. Oberg on a tractor and Oberg said he and the younger man had gotten into an argument, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The nephew, also from Toledo, was contacted and described what had occurred, according to the sheriff’s office. The Acura Integra was damaged, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. A cell phone video corroborated the incident, according to Brown. Oberg was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, Brown said.
ANGRY TENANT JAILED
• A 56-year-old woman who allegedly wielded a large knife during a landlord-tenant dispute northeast of Toledo was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail. A deputy called about 11:30 a.m. on Friday to the 100 block of Alder Creek Road was told Libby A. McDonald was living in a tent behind the home, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The 64-year-old resident and McDonald were arguing because she was supposed to leave and, a witnessing neighbor said, McDonald held the knife and threatened to stab and kill the 64-year-old, according to the sheriff’s office. McDonald was arrested for first–degree assault, Chief Deputy Brown said.
ANGRY BOYFRIEND JAILED
• A 25-year-old Mossyrock resident was arrested after a report of a physical dispute that allegedly took place while he was driving from Centralia to Onalaska with his girlfriend on Saturday afternoon. Noe I. Lopez-Cruz would not let the 35-year-old woman leave his vehicle until he was driving along state Route 508 and slowed enough she was able to get out, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy advised of the situation abut 2:48 p.m. was subsequently told he struck her on the left side of her head, according to the sheriff’s office. Lopez-Cruz was contacted at the 4000 block of U.S. Highway 12 and booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. Prosecutors today declined to file the felony charge.
INTERRUPTED BURGLARY CENTRALIA
• It’s unknown yet if anything is missing from the 92-year-old woman’s home on the 2400 block of Salzer Valley Road but when a neighbor confronted two people, they fled in a teal-colored 1990s Ford Ranger, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened about 6 p.m. on Saturday and appeared they got inside through an unsecured window, according to the sheriff’s office. Both were described as white and in their mid-20s. The female was slender with blond hair; the male had a medium build and short reddish hair, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• A 21-year-old Toledo area resident who had left his keys and wallet inside his 2001 Honda Civic was watching television just before 5 p.m. on Saturday when he heard what sounded like his car speed past his house at the 200 block of Sareault Road near Toledo. He went outside and saw his car was gone, along with the wallet which held $200 cash and bank cards, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The missing car is black, according to the sheriff’s office.
• A 2006 Toyota Corolla, containing $500 cash, vanished from where it was parked at the 100 block of Rose Marie Drive in Chehalis sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Friday. There is a person of interest in the case, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
MONEY TAKEN FROM DONATION JAR
• Centralia police were called just after 11 a.m. yesterday to a business on the 500 block of South Tower Avenue where they learned an individual had stolen cash from a donation jar on the counter and fled. The suspect in the third-degree theft is described as a white male in his early 20s with very short blond hair wearing dark pants and a dark T-shirt, according to the Centralia Police Department. The victim is Possibilities Pregnancy Center, according to police.
• Chehalis police are investigating a report of fraud reported on Sunday from the 500 block of South Market Boulevard.
• A 35-year-old Centralia woman with no criminal history allegedly admitted to police that she shoplifted at the Vanity Fair Outlet in Centralia, and returned merchandise for cash or gift cards after creating a store VIP account using a relative’s name. Jennifer M. West was arrested at the Outlets on Friday and brought before a judge in Lewis County Superior Court this afternoon. West made the reported admission when Centralia police took her into custody, after they were notified the day before of a suspicious customer, according to court documents. She was charged today with third-degree theft, forgery and second-degree identity theft related to what West estimated was $300 worth of theft over the course of five visits to the retailer. She was allowed release from jail pending trial on a $10,000 unsecured bond today.
• An officer was called for a car prowl at the 500 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia at about 10:40 p.m. yesterday. Someone had broken out the window and stolen a purse, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of North Tower Avenue regarding a wallet stolen from a vehicle. A credit card from inside of it ad been declined at a local business, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case was referred to detectives for review, according to police.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning a firearm was stolen in a vehicle prowl just before 4 a.m. on Thursday at the 100 block of Vista Road near Chehalis. Taken was an XD 40 caliber pistol valued at $500, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1100 block of Alder Street in Centralia to take a report that someone spray painted an unknown symbol on the side of someone else’s vehicle sometime over the weekend.
• Centralia police were called yesterday afternoon to the 100 block of K Street where someone spray painted on someone else’s vehicle during the night.
• Chehalis police were called on Sunday morning to the 900 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue where someone had cut tires and spray painted letters on a vehicle.
• Chehalis police were called on Sunday regarding graffiti spray painted on an apartment building at the 400 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue.
ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD
• A 39-year-old driver showing off his new 2016 Corvette Stingray to a friend was cited for wheels off the roadway after at an unexpected stop sign east of Morton, he hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes and traveled though the brush and into a tree. The car was totaled and the 39-year-old from Amboy suffered a bump on his head, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responding to the approximately 6:20 p.m. crash on Friday learned he had been northbound on Priest Road and missed the traffic sign at Davis Lake Road because he was going too fast, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor domestic assault, probation violation, no-contact order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, runaway teenager, graffiti on a sidewalk … and more, among 119 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.