Updated at 7:37 p.m.
MAN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPPING
• A 30-year-old construction worker from Bucoda was arrested yesterday for allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend hostage as they drove the backroads of Lewis County in his truck, striking her whenever she tried to get out. The woman told police it went on during the course of about an hour and that he put a cigarette out on her chest as well during the ordeal. Tehl M. Dunlap was booked into the Lewis County Jail and today he was charged with first-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree assault in Lewis County Superior Court. The alleged incident was reported to police about 12:18 a.m. last Monday. Charging documents state they were at Frank’s Hideaway Tavern in Winlock and that Dunlap subsequently brought her back there. The judge this afternoon set his bail at $20,000. His arraignment is Thursday.
DOMESTIC VEHICLE VERSUS BICYCLE
• A Winlock woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly driving her truck into her boyfriend who was on a bicycle, following an argument. A deputy and aid responded about 1:25 p.m. to the intersection of Park and Meier roads outside Winlock where she said it was accidental. Charging documents state the the 44-year-old man said she was stopped at a stop sign while they were talking and he left by making a left turn in front of her, according to the documents. He told the deputy she accelerated and hit him so hard, it knocked him over and he skidded on the pavement. Lisa K. Williams, 48, was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree assault. A judge this afternoon allowed her to be released with a $10,000 unsecured bond.
• Centralia police were called just after 7 p.m. yesterday about a 30-year-old woman allegedly threatening her sister in a a case associated with the 500 block of West Chestnut Street. Kandise A Hickox, of Centralia, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for harassment, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors declined to file that charge.
• Chehalis police were called to Green Hill School yesterday to investigate an incident in which a 16-year-old student-inmate allegedly swung an elbow, striking a staff member. The case is being referred to prosecutor for a charge of custodial assault, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
THE HONDA BEAT
• Yet another Honda car went missing in Centralia yesterday morning, An officer was called at 7:37 a.m. to the 600 block of M Street and learned a silver 1999 Honda Civic was stolen from in front of the home, according to the Centralia Police Department. A half dozen Hondas have been stolen in Centralia and Chehalis since Saturday morning. Centralia police Sgt. Stacy Denham said in some cases they have been recovered just a block away, or just across town. The ones they have located have been intact, he said. It doesn’t appear valuables have been removed or parts taken, he said.
• Centralia police took a report yesterday regarding the theft of a wrought-iron bench from a yard on the 300 block of Jefferson Street.
• A Chehalis couple was arrested yesterday following a search at their home that turned up drugs and suspected items for dealing them. Thirty-five-year-old Dawn M. Morningstar-Barnett allegedly told detectives it was mostly her, but they had been selling heroin for several months, to about 10 people a day, according to court papers. Numerous items were found in her boyfriend’s pockets, as the two said they thought the visit was from her community corrections officer who could not search him, so he gathered up everything, the documents state. The search warrant was served at their shared residence at the 700 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. Christopher C. Tortorici, 36, had $160 in his pockets, along with two small plastic ziplock bags containing a brown powdery substance, a bindle with suspected methamphetamine, a pipe, syringes, two methadone pills, and a prescription bottle containing Suboxone strips and buprenorphine hydrochloride, according to his charging documents. The documents relate that twice since Aug. 24, Morningstar-Barnett was the target of so-called controlled buys from police informants. Both were charged in Lewis County Superior Court today with possession of heroin with intent to deliver and delivery of heroin. She was charged with an additional count of delivery. Judge Nelson Hunt, noting Tortorici was a graduate of drug court, set his bail at $100,000. Hunt granted a no-bail hold for Morningstar-Barnett, after prosecutors said she wasn’t able to leave the jail to come to court because she was having withdrawal.
• Chehalis police called to a dispute about 10:40 p.m. yesterday at the 100 block of Southwest Fifth Street ended up arresting Jennette A. Lian, 39, for possession of methamphetamine. Residue on a smoking device field-tested positive for the drug, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The Chehalis woman was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
• Firefighters were called about 6 p.m. yesterday to a van on fire at Bishop and Labree roads. They extinguished it, nobody was hurt, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.
BOMB SCARE CLEARS OUT WINLOCK MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL
• A bomb threat yesterday at Winlock High School led to the immediate evacuation of students, but a search by trained dogs with the Washington State Patrol turned up no bombs or explosive materials. Deputies and the Toledo Police Department responded to the buildings on North Military Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The threat warning of a bomb going off later in the afternoon was found by a student at approximately 12:30 p.m. and the student alerted staff, according to Chief Deputy Stacy Brown. The youngsters from the middle school and the high school were evacuated to the football field and then either picked up by parents, or taken to the elementary school till the end of the school day, according to authorities. Sheriff Rob Snaza stated he has assigned a detective to investigate and will take appropriate action should a suspect be identified.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, probation violation, driving with no license, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, misdemeanor assault, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, various unfounded reports … and more.