Updated at 11:10 a.m.
• A deputy responding to an alarm at Stihl NW on the 200 block of Hamilton Road south of Chehalis about 1:15 a.m. yesterday found an open door and subsequently learned chainsaws and concrete saws were stolen. The loss is estimated at more than $6,000, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. There was evidence left behind and there are persons of interest in the burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning more than $5,000 worth of valuables were stolen in a residential burglary at the 600 block of Tauscher Road south of Chehalis on Tuesday. The victim reported that sometime between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. someone broke into his house and garage and stole a DS80 Suzuki, hunting knives and change including dollar coins, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Two people were taken into custody by the Washington State Patrol yesterday after a pursuit from Cowlitz County onto U.S. Highway 12 yesterday morning. As the chase passed through Ethel, something was tossed from the passenger window and was tracked down by K9 Axel, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Sniffed out in the tall grass at approximately 10 a.m. was a small purse containing several stolen passports, driver’s licenses and credit cards, according to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was stolen out of Oakland, California, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.
• Chehalis police were called around 3:30 a.m. today regarding a car missing from the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. An officer learned it’s keys had been given to someone and then reportedly taken from that person, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The stolen vehicle is a silver 2006 four-door Mazda, according to police.
• A vehicle stolen from out in the county was recovered yesterday afternoon at Rose and Vienna streets in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, misdemeanor domestic assault, driving with suspended license, driving with no license; responses for alarm, dispute, third-degree theft, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances … and more, among 136 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:45 a.m. today.