• Someone apparently snuck through a window into a home on the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and left with jewelry and an Acer brand laptop computer, according to a report made to Centralia police just after 3 p.m. yesterday.
• A 78-year-old Silver Creek resident reported yesterday his .22 caliber Browning Challenger semi-automatic handgun disappeared from his locked gun safe sometime since July 23. He told a deputy called to his home on the 100 block of Chief Umptux Road the key is kept in the house but has been missing for a few weeks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. He thinks it might be someone he knows who took it, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Centralia police have a possible suspect in the theft of prescription drugs from the 300 block of Kearney Street, a loss that was reported about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.
• Centralia police were called about 12:45 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of South Street about pipes missing from beneath a rental home.
• Centralia police took a report yesterday about the theft of a large amount of money that apparently occurred six months ago. The late afternoon call was to the 1200 block of Alder Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. The case is under investigation.
DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT STOP LEADS TO ARREST
• A 38-year-old Centralia man was arrested for a warrant and subsequently for possession of methamphetamine early this morning when an officer stopped a pair of bicyclists because one of them was riding without a reflector in the back. Thomas J. Roy was booked into the Lewis County Jail after the stop about 12:07 a.m. at the 700 block of West Main Street, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 2005 Ford Focus sustained about $1,500 in front end damage when its driver’s sandal got caught on the gas pedal last night and she drove over an embankment and into a ditch along Jackson Highway south of Chehalis. A deputy called just before 11:30 p.m. yesterday was told the 20-year-old Chehalis woman was not familiar with the road and couldn’t get to the brakes quickly enough when she came to a stop sign on Pascoe Avenue, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said she believes the driver was not injured.
• Morton police were called on Sunday to car prowls on the 400 block of Temple Avenue and for the third time on the 100 block of Wood Avenue. Police are investigating and seeking information from anyone who may know something, according to Chief Dan Mortensen.
BRUSH FIRE DOUSED IN NORTH CENTRALIA
• A neighbor with a garden hose slowed down a brush fire yesterday afternoon at the 2500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. Firefighters called about 5:30 p.m. finished the job and concluded it may have been related to a burn pile, although not necessarily in use on purpose yesterday, according to Riverside Fire Authority. Burned was tall grass covering an area about 25 feet by 25 feet.
GRASS FIRE IGNITES ALONG TRAIN TRACKS IN CHEHALIS
• Chehalis firefighters were joined by members of Lewis County Fire District 6 this afternoon when a brush fire ignited along the railroad tracks south of Chamber of Commerce Way. It covered a stretch about 300 feet long, according to Fire Capt. Ted McCarty. Witnesses reported a train had passed by shortly before the 3:20 p.m. call, McCarty said. Sometimes sparks from train wheels do start fires, according to McCarty.