Updated at 6:57 p.m.
DEMONS, TRENCH COAT AND A RIFLE
• A man wearing only a black trench coat and his underwear, and carrying a rifle, caused a stir yesterday morning in Glenoma when he walked into two businesses and made mention of evil animals. Deputies called about 9:20 a.m. to the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 12 were told he was acting bizarrely, walking along the highway and waving his gun, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Tim English and Morton Police Chief Dan Mortensen arrived, found a trench coat laying outside of East End Auto Center and ordered everyone out of the business, according to authorities. They contacted Aaron C. Sprinkle, 41, who said he’d taken his father’s rifle from their home and it was outside on the ground wrapped up inside the coat, court documents state. “He was talking to people about demons being after him, and things of that nature,” Sheriff’s Cmdr. Dusty Breen said. Breen said it wasn’t clear why he was acting the way he was, as there were no obvious signs of intoxication. Sprinkle’s prior convictions mean he is ineligible to have a gun, Breen said. An individual at the other business said Sprinkle had asked if he could store the gun there, the documents state. He was arrested and subsequently charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. A judge this afternoon set his bail at $50,000. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke said her temporary client has lived with his parents in Glenoma for the past 11 years.
BURGLARY DOWNTOWN CHEHALIS
• Chehalis police responded about 4:15 a.m. today after someone used a rock to break the window to a business on Northwest Boistfort Street. Missing were about 30 pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The loss is listed at $3,000, police said.
• Centralia police were called about 12:50 p.m. yesterday to the 1300 block of Alexander Street where an individual reported a burglary to their residence. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police were called yesterday by an individual who lost their wallet in Centralia and discovered their bank card was used at a retail business on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis.
• A 53-year-old woman was arrested by Centralia police yesterday for alleged vehicle prowling. Kristina L. Craighead, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail last night in a case associated with the 600 block of Harrison Avenue, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police took reports of tools stolen from vehicles yesterday morning at the 600 block of North Gold Street and then at the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road.
• Someone broke into an 86-year-old Toledo man’s vehicle and stole a garage door opener, a gate opener and a Garmin GPS unit, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It happened at the 200 block of Lone Yew Road sometime after April 1 and before the very early morning hours of Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street; request to have a business partner removed from premises; complaints about people “panhandling” … and more.