THAT’S A FUNNY LOOKING BABY
• Two women were arrested after they were discovered with a small amount of stolen scrap metal tucked inside a baby stroller at the old Mickelsen Dairy Farm on the 200 block of Military Road in Winlock yesterday. A man staying at the property told a deputy he arrived to a pick up a tractor and saw one woman standing there who immediately got onto her cell phone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He asked the other woman what was beneath the blanket in the stroller and she removed the blanket confessing she had taken the steel pipe, wire fence clips and a battery, according to the sheriff’s office. The women fled before a deputy arrived, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. One was locate hiding in brush behind Winlock High School and the other was found walking along the roadway, Brown said. Alicia J. Gullickson, 39, of Napavine and Tamar Adamson, 36, of Toledo, both had warrants and were booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor theft and trespassing, according to Brown. The scrap was valued at $20.
DOG SAVES WOMAN FROM ATTACKER
• Deputies were called to the 1400 block of Centralia-Alpha Road east of Chehalis about 5 p.m. yesterday where a man allegedly threatened to kill a 37-year-old woman and hit her in the face with a steel bar before her dog attacked him ending the assault.
The sheriff’s office is looking for Mitchell W. Sinclair, 44, of Chehalis. Deputies were told Sinclair was returning a van to her home when she told him her boyfriend didn’t want him on the property anymore. Sinclair allegedly got angry struck her, knocking her into some panes of glass propped against a car and struck her again as she was on the ground, according to the sheriff’s office. The Blue Heeler-Labrador-Dalmatian-mix canine intervened and Sinclair fled in the van, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. A 46-year-old woman driving the man struck a neighbor’s mailbox as they left, Brown said. Sinclair is wanted for first-degree assault and harassment. The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of Sinclair or his girlfriend – Raelynn D. Gonzales – to call Lewis County Crime Stoppers.
ANGRY GIRLFRIEND BOOKED FOR BASEBALL BAT ASSAULT
• A 48-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after she allegedly went to the home of a woman she thought was “making moves on her boyfriend” and assaulted her with a baseball bat. A deputy called about 9 p.m. was told Kimberly A. Kaleta, of Chehalis, arrived at the residence on the 100 block of Katula Road west of Chehalis uninvited and shoved the 35-year-old woman against a wall, grabbed her hair and hit her with the bat, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Kaleta was contacted at her home on Beam Road and booked into the Lewis County Jail for first-degree assault, as well as misdemeanor theft for taking the bat, according to Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.
THREAT WITH KNIFE LANDS MAN IN JAIL
• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested yesterday afternoon after he allegedly threw a drinking glass at his younger sister and then threatened her and her boyfriend with a knife. Officers called about 3:30 p.m. to their home on the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue took Aaron R. Gange into custody and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of second-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called about 9:35 a.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Northeast Division Street where a woman said someone tagged her 22-year-old son’s vehicle with blue paint and broke out its windows.
WOMAN TAKEN FOR $175 “REPAIR”
• A woman called Centralia police yesterday after she paid $175 to a stranger who approached her in the parking lot of of a grocery store and offered to repair a dent in her car. The man who said his name was Al “kind of scuffed the paint and then sprayed it with spray paint,” Centralia Police Department Sgt. Kurt Reichert said. He had told the woman she only needed to later wipe off the “protective spray” but it was paint, according to Reichert.
• Chehalis police took a report just after 5 p.m. yesterday of a car prowl in the park and ride lot near Main Street and Interstate 5. A window was smashed out and a purse stolen, according to police. The victim later got a call from someone who said they found her credit card and driver’s permit in the area of Southwest McFadden Avenue and 10th Street, Officer Linda Bailey said.
• Police were called about 5:15 p.m. yesterday to a business on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard after a 39-year-old woman horsing around with friends on the sidewalk stumbled and fell through the back window. They left but an officer contacted the woman at the hospital who had cut her arm and she agreed to pay for the window, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police are attempting to contact an out-of-state man after his grandson called on Monday and said the grandfather had sent a Chehalis woman $21,000, worrying about a possible scam.