DOMESTIC ASSAULT GLENOMA
• A 50-year-old man was arrested last night after allegedly beating his girlfriend and choking her from behind until she nearly passed out. A deputy met with the victim and the suspect yesterday evening at Belcher Road in Glenoma to follow up on a dispute from the night before, and found she had bruises including on her arms and forehead, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Clifford R. Daniel, of Glenoma, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault, according to the sheriff’s office.
COMMOTION AT HARDWARE STORE
• Chehalis police were called just after 10 p.m. yesterday by a female who was concerned her father had left home with a handgun and headed to a Chehalis residence on McFadden Avenue after reportedly getting beat up at a bar. Officers eventually located the 46-year-old man – who may have been drinking – at Ace Hardware on South Market Boulevard, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “Police ordered him to the ground, he didn’t comply, so he was tased,” detective Sgt. Gary WIlson said. The 46-year-old fell backwards and ended up with a big cut on the back of his head, according to Chehalis Fire Department. Because the Taser had been deployed into his back, the fall pushed the barbs farther in, and they need to be removed at the hospital, Fire Capt. Ted McCarty said. Sgt. Wilson said this morning no gun was found, the man was not taken into custody and police are still sorting out what may have occurred earlier regarding an assault.
COMMOTION IN CENTRALIA
• Centralia police arrested a 64-year-old man last night at the 1300 block of Rose Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Officers say Gerald D. Warner fled into his home and barricaded the door, but was eventually taken into custody, with an additional count of resisting arrest for trying to avoid getting arrested.
COMMOTION AT WAL-MART
• Police responded about 7:30 p.m. yesterday to reports of a man with a rifle slung across his back wandering through the parking lot at Wal-Mart and believed to be looking into vehicles. His reported behavior caused great concern, but it turned out to be nothing criminal, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Arriving officers ordered the man to the ground and once they secured his weapon, and got his side of the story they let him go, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. He was looking for his own vehicle, which someone else had parked, Wilson said. And he had his muzzle loader with him because he’d brought it to Wal-Mart to see about getting it repaired, he said.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to the 2500 block of Kresky Avenue where someone had broken into the vacant Elks club building. A window was broken and a lot of vandalism done inside including spray painting, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Police were called to the 1300 block of Sunset Way in Centralia late yesterday afternoon regarding the theft of documents.
• Centralia police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday about the theft of mail from the 1900 block of Ahlers Avenue.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, obstructing, protection order violation; responses for alarm, suicide attempt, suspicious circumstances, car nearly running another motorist off the road … and more.