Updated at 4:07 p.m.
VICTIM GETS STOLEN ATV BACK
• A 50-year-old man from LaCenter was arrested on Sunday when he met up with a potential buyer of his ATV at Wal-Mart in Chehalis. A man from Bonney Lake had contacted police after his stolen ATV turned up for sale on Craigslist and arranged to meet the seller, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and booked into the Lewis County Jail was Troy H. Norton, 50, from LaCenter, according to police.
BUSINESS BURGLARIZED IN GLENOMA
• Sometime between about 10 p.m. on Sunday and 5 o’clock yesterday morning someone broke into a grocery store in Glenoma and made off with an estimated $21,000 in cash, checks and receipts as well as a security camera. The owner of the business on the 9000 block of U.S. Highway 12 discovered a broken window in the back when he arrived, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
GARAGE AND SHOP BREAK-INS
• Someone stole two Honda generators from an unsecured shop on the 800 block of Cannon Road in Packwood during the daylight hours on Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Chehalis police were called about 12:40 p.m. on Saturday following the discovery someone went inside a garage on Southwest Cascade Avenue near Main Street and stole speakers.
• Morton police say they are still investigating the burglary of a recreational residence in Mossyrock last week in which a 500-watt generator, a propane barbecue and other camping items were stolen. The incident at the camp trailer on the 100 block of Coleman Road was reported about 2:10 p.m. last Monday, according to the Morton Police Department.
PROWLING AROUND IN CHURCH
• Chehalis police were called about 5:30 .m. on Sunday to a church on the 100 block of Northwest Prindle Avenue where someone had broken in and “did a little vandalism while inside” such as pouring out coffee and syrup and possibly attempting to steal a DVD player, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
PROWLING AROUND IN BUSINESS
• Chehalis police were called to the 600 block of Northwest State Street about 11:45 a.m. on Saturday when evidence was found that someone had gotten inside a business, although nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A vehicle was reported stolen about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday from the 400 block of Northeast Adams Avenue in Chehalis. The Volkswagen turned up abandoned a few hours later abandoned in Thurston County, still in working condition, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Morton police are investigating the possible theft of a headstone from the Morton Cemetery, reported last week and believed to have occurred sometime since 2012. A former resident made the report on Wednesday and police do not yet know if if it was removed from the family plot by a caretaker or actually stolen, according to the Morton Police Department.
• Two people were arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop about 3 a.m. on Sunday along Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. Booked into the Lewis County Jail were Felicia M. Gillis-Collado, 24, from Olympia and Richard A. Bolduc, 48, from Elma, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 21-year-old Centralia man contacted bout a warrant about 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the 1000 block of Salzer Valley Road in Centralia was subsequently arrested for possession of heroin when a clear plastic baggie found containing a dark tar-like substance field-tested positive for the drug, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office. Samuel N. Burleson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
KIDS AND MATCHES
• Firefighters were called to a dumpster fire yesterday at an apartment complex on the 100 block of Scammon Creek Road in Centralia. It was mostly extinguished by the time the crew arrived but they finished dousing it with water, according to Riverside Fire Authority. A police officer responding to the scene about 11 a.m. reports they suspect an 8-year-old was involved, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A pair of teenage boys contacted around 11:30 a.m. on Friday following the discovery of some spot grass fires near railroad tracks along Southwest Third Avenue in Chehalis found themselves in trouble. One of them had allegedly been lighting matches and tossing them and the other had suspected marijuana in his pocket, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The cases were referred to juvenile prosecutors, according to police.
• Police were called about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday to the Twin City Town Center on the 1500 block of Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis where someone had broken a window and broken into a parked vehicle.
• Chehalis police were called about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday to the 100 block of Southwest William Avenue in Chehalis where someone had just shattered a window on a vehicle.
• Someone stole a handgun from the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police about 8:45 a.m. yesterday. An officer was told the Springfield semi-automatic 40 caliber pistol had been left under the seat of the unlocked vehicle, parked on the street, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Later yesterday and into last night, Chehalis police took reports of other car prowls most of them involving unlocked vehicles, on the 500 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue and the 1400 block of Southwest William Avenue.
• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of Downing Road about 12:30 p.m. yesterday for a report someone had taken a hammer to a vehicle’s windshield.
• Deputies arrested a 46-year-old Centralia man for driving under the influence after he crashed his Harley Davidson motorcycle about 9 o’clock last night on the 2700 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. Russell A. Bushnell was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
• One person was injured in a four-vehicle-involved rear end collision when a man from Germany driving a camper van failed to slow down for slowing traffic on Interstate 5 in Chehalis yesterday afternoon. It happened about 3:50 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the Chamber of Commerce Way interchange, according to the Washington State Patrol. Christopher S. Hillion, 53, of Toledo, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and his Chevrolet Cavalier was totaled, according to the state patrol. His car was hit from behind and shoved into an Audi, which then struck a black Honda Passport, the investigating trooper reported. All the vehicles had to be towed away, except for the Honda which had left the scene, according to the state patrol. Patrick Apitz, from Berlin, was cited for following too closely.
DRIVER ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF
• A motorist in his late 30s ended up in the hospital after he tried to unholster his handgun while traveling down U.S. Highway 12 east of Randle on Friday morning and shot himself in the knee. He was traveling alone and able to call 911 on his cell phone and fortunately didn’t suffer a life-threatening injury, according to Lewis County Fire District 14. Fire Chief Jeff Jaques said when he arrived to the approximately 9 a.m. call in the area near River Ranch Road, a deputy and trooper were already there, bandaging up the wound. Lewis County Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy Gene Seiber said it appeared the trigger of the 44 caliber pistol may have snagged on his seat belt. The patient was transported to Morton General Hospital, according to Jaques.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, stealing a shopping cart, shoplifting; responses for alarms, disputes, loud neighbor music, misdemeanor thefts, suspicious circumstances, possible suicide threat, collision on city street, sport utility vehicle doing doughnuts in a parking lot, kids on scooters on the street … and more.