Updated at 2:22 p.m.
POLICE: TEEN POINTS GUN, FIRES IT INSIDE FRIEND’S HOME
• A 16-year-old boy was arrested yesterday after he allegedly pointed a gun at his friend’s father and another man inside a Chehalis home and fired at a refrigerator, knocking magnets off its door. Officers called about 2:45 p.m. about the incident at the 900 block of Southwest 21st Avenue were told the teen and the young adult son then left on foot, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said after the suspect was seen at the 1800 block of Snively Avenue near the high school fields, he ran off into some woods and the area was surrounded. A police dog was called but the 16-year-old Chehalis resident was taken into custody before the K-9 was deployed, Wilson said. Police did not find a gun, which the victims said was a 22 pistol, Wilson said. Because the one shot didn’t leave a hole in the refrigerator, it’s possible it was instead a type of air-propelled pellet gun, he said. The teen, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was arrested for two counts of second-degree assault and booked at the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center, according to Wilson. It wasn’t really clear what might have prompted the gun play, according to Wilson.
TRICKED OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
• An officer was called yesterday morning by a middle-aged woman at the 1400 block of Johnson Road in Centralia who reported she was out several thousand dollars after agreeing over the Internet to receive money from them and send checks out to other people on their behalf. Officer Buddy Croy said he believed it was a typical scam in which the victim received a check or money order or something similar and deposited it, but the funds were not there. “All that money she sent out, she’s now responsible for, to the bank,” Croy said. “Money lures a lot of people.” He repeated the warning that so many have heard before: “If it sounds to good to be true, it is.”
• Centralia police were called yesterday to the 1000 block of H Street following the discovery a garage was burglarized. Missing from sometime during the previous two weeks were tools, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• The Winlock School district reported a burglary yesterday at the Apollo School on the 400 block Arden Street. Somebody entered and removed laptops from the class rooms, according to the Toledo Police Department. They are investigating, according to the police chief.
• Centralia police were called about 8:15 a.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Logan Street about a stolen vehicle that was later recovered locally, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A deputy responded to an approximately 8:50 a.m. call yesterday about a stolen vehicle discovered at the end of Buckley Road northeast of Toledo. The 2007 Honda Pilot was in good shape and had been missing from Clark County, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Police were called just before 3 p.m. yesterday about an overnight vehicle prowl at the 400 block of East Magnolia Street in Centralia. Taken were documents and unspecified miscellaneous items, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Jacob W. Stute, 29 of Chehalis, was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief after he was seen breaking a window of a vehicle in the parking lot at the 900 block of South Scheuber Road about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. Stute was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
ASSAULT AT MEDICAL FACILITY
• A 63-year-old Centralia resident who allegedly struck a medical professional at the 900 block of South Scheuber Road yesterday evening was arrested for third-degree assault. Officers called about 5:25 p.m. booked Steven G. Thurman into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called to a vacant resident on Northeast Coal Creek Road near North National Avenue yesterday morning after its owner discovered pry marks on a door and muddy shoe prints inside. Northing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• An officer was called to the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis yesterday morning after a resident found next to their garbage a bag containing “cut up deer.” The officer checked it and it indeed was the leftovers from cleaning a deer, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, vandalism, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, unfounded report … and more.