Updated at 4:10 p.m.
LOOT INCLUDES HONDA GENERATORS
• A break-in to a Centralia area business left its owner with a loss of nearly $10,000, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning. Sometime between Sunday and yesterday, someone damaged the main door window at the Power Shop at the 3800 block of Harrison Avenue and made off with various tools and parts as well as four Honda generators, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to a Chehalis business on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard after an individual arriving for the day found the door unlocked, the cash register on the floor and money missing.
INTRUDER FLEES RESIDENCE
• Police were called about 12:10 a.m. today when a resident on Southeast Ninth Street near Market Boulevard saw someone run out from their basement. Nobody was located, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
AUTO THEFT, PLUS FIREARM
• If you see a red 1984 Toytota SR5 pickup truck, with a blue fender on the front passenger side, it may very well be the one stolen from a Centralia driveway yesterday between 7:20 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. Deputies were notified of the theft of the truck, which had been left unlocked, as well as the Winchester bolt-action rifle inside it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A friend of its owner reported seeing it traveling at a high rate of speed on Kuper Road toward Harrison Avenue in Centralia, and being followed by a blue four-door Honda Accord, according to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was taken from in front of a home on the 2300 block of Van Wormer Street in Centralia, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. It has a license plate reading C75023D, according to Brown.
• Centralia police were called about 12:20 a.m. today for a vehicle prowl at the 200 block of West Cherry Street in Centralia. Taken was a laptop computer, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 100 block of Northeast Summit Road for a vehicle prowl that occurred during the night.
• An individual reported to Centralia police yesterday morning that sometime over the weekend someone cut the fuel lines to several work vehicles and stole fuel at the 300 block of South Pearl Street in Centralia. The case is currently under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 39-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 11 p.m. yesterday for unlawful possession of a firearm after contact with an officer at Alexander and Latona streets in Centralia. Kyle W. Elliott was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police took a report yesterday morning from W.F. West High School following the discovery of graffiti on several exterior walls.
• A 44-year-old Centralia resident was arrested about 8 p.m. yesterday for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine after contact with an officer at the 900 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia. Joshua L. Harris was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 31-year-old Olympia woman accused of shoplifting at Wal-Mart about 8:20 a.m. yesterday in Chehalis was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine based on a substance found that field-tested positive for the drug. A case for third-degree theft is also being referred to prosecutors for Jessica L. Fetchik, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor assault, third-degree theft, protection order violation, collision on city street, fraudulent charges on a PayPal account, attempt by an impostor to open a phone account… and more, among 169 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:30 a.m. today.