Updated at 8:33 p.m.
PROWLING INTO COMMERCIAL STORAGE BUSINESS
• Someone broke into two commercial storage units over the weekend at the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Ethel, taking Samsonite luggage, a 35 mm camera, and Nikken brand gold jewelry consisting of a necklace, a bracelet and a medallion. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports it happened between 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Sunday when someone cut through a chain link fence at the back of the property and got into one unit by removing screws from metal. They got into the adjoining unit by kicking down plywood, according to the sheriff’s office.
DRESS DUMMY LIFTED FROM SHOP
• Chehalis police were contacted about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday following the discovery someone used a brick to break out the large window of a retail store on the 1900 block of North National Avenue and stole a mannequin of an adult female. It’s not clear yet what else might be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police took a report on Saturday of a firearm missing from the 400 block of Northeast Washington Avenue. It had been recovered in Centralia in an alley, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
SHEDS AND SHOPS BURGLED
• A deputy took a report over the weekend of a break-in to a detached shop at the 100 block of Bunker Creek Road in Adna in which binoculars, a five-gallon gas can, an air compressor and Stihl brand chainsaw, weed eaters and leaf blower were stolen. It happened sometime after 10 p.m. on Friday and before 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Deputies took reports over the weekend of two shed burglaries at the 2500 block of Spencer Road near Salkum. Security footage will be reviewed on one of them that took place on May 14 between about 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and among the items missing are two fishing rods, a security camera and an extension cord as well as a wooden bear, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Stolen from the other property sometime since April 26 were five gallons of gas, a weed eater and a Stihl pole saw extension, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Chehalis police were called on Friday from a resident who discovered from a credit check that someone had been using her social security number, a person who was arrested in Virginia and Arizona. She was advised to contact the Social Security Administration as well as the Washington State Patrol, who hopefully could help her out, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 2003 Hyundai Elantra was found wrecked early Sunday morning at the 200 block of Haight Road outside Napavine and it’s owner reported the last he’d seen it was parked a few blocks away on Carrolls Road at his grandmother’s home with the keys on the center console, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The car sustained major front end damage and struck a power pole, according to the sheriff’s office.
• Police were called to Green Hill School in Chehalis on Saturday night to take a report of a third-degree assault in which a staff member was reportedly shoved from behind by one of the student-inmates while trying to break up a fight.
• A nude and intoxicated man was arrested at the river next the trail off the 100 block of Highway 603 on Sunday for an alleged assault upon his wife the night before, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.. A deputy responded about 4:30 p.m. to call about a little girl crying and screaming hysterically as she ran down the trail, according to the sheriff’s office. The 6-year-old child said she was at the river with her dad and he got completely undressed which scared her, so she and her dog ran, according to the sheriff’s office. When the mother arrived with a bruised face, a deputy was told that the night before, Frank G. Fulmer, of Chehalis, had punched and choked her while she was on the ground. Fulmer was arrested for second-degree assault and a case for reckless endangerment is being recommended also, as when contacted by law enforcement, Fulmer said he wasn’t aware his daughter was with him at the river, or where she was, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said.
CANINES ON THE LOOSE
• A pair of unaccompanied hound dogs who showed up at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds during a dog show and racing event on Sunday were removed and taken to the animal shelter, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
COLLISION AT MORTON
• Two pickups were totaled and two people injured after a 65-year-old motorist reportedly pulled onto U.S. Highway 12 at Morton without yielding yesterday afternoon. Troopers called at 3 p.m. concluded Brian B. Coleman, 65, from Randle, was southbound on state Route 7 in a Ford F350 pickup and was struck by a westbound Ford F150 pickup pulling a 2014 retro travel trailer. Everyone was wearing seat belts, but Coleman, as well as the 48-year-old passenger in the other vehicle were transported to Morton General Hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. The other driver, Patrick D. Thompson, 51, of Olympia, was reportedly unhurt. Coleman was to be arrested for driving under the influence and also second-degree driving with a suspended license, according to the state patrol. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today with vehicular assault, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Lewis County prosecutors allege Coleman smelled of intoxicants at the hospital, a trooper found a half gallon of Monarch Vodka on his passenger seat and a preliminary breath test showed an alcohol level of .154. Coleman has an ongoing DUI case from November, as well as a prior conviction for DUI that was deferred and then was revoked last month, according to charging documents. His bail was set at $250,000. Charging documents don’t describe his injuries but state that Lisa Thompson’s hand was broken.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, shoplifting, malicious mischief, no contact order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, runaway juvenile, misdemeanor theft … and more.