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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, January 19th, 2018
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ATTEMPTED COFFEE STAND BREAK-IN

• An officer was called to a coffee stand yesterday at the 1700 block of North National Avenue in Chehalis to take a report of an attempted burglary that occurred during the night. The door was damaged but they did not get inside, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

SCAM CALL

• Chehalis police were contacted last night by a person who said they got a call from someone claiming to be collecting donations for the Chehalis Police Alliance, wanting to know if it was a scam. The police department said they are doing no such fundraising.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 1300 block of Alexander Street about 5:20 p.m. yesterday where an individual reported $50 was stolen from his pocket while he slept.

• An Apple iPhone was stolen from the 900 block of Johnson Road in Centralia, according to a report made to police just after 8 p.m. yesterday.

• Chehalis police were called about 9:40 a.m. yesterday to take a report of credit card fraud in a case associated with the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Police are investigating, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• A deputy responded to the 200 block of Harmon Road last night to investigate a vehicle prowl in a parking lot. The victim said it happened after 7:15 p.m. and before 8:30 p.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A window was damaged and a purse was stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 61-year-old Centralia resident cited yesterday for operating a motor vehicle without a required ignition interlock device was warned not to drive but about five minutes after the officer drove out of sight, he drove the vehicle anyway, according to the Centralia Police Department. It happened around 11:10 a.m. in the area of Alder and Cherry streets, according to police. Scott R. Reichert, 61, of Centralia, was arrested again and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• A 27-year-old Chehalis area woman was arrested yesterday for her alleged role in an incident over New Year’s weekend at the 300 block of Hawkins Road in Winlock. Brittany M. Boone was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with first-degree robbery. According to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and charging documents, her sister Carly R. Holmes and a male acquaintance store some belongings at the Winlock property and when Holmes and the male returned a vehicle there, they brought Boone along. They allegedly accused the 46-year-old resident of stealing some of their property and Holmes allegedly told the resident to sign a piece of paper signing his vehicle over to her and pointed a gun at him. The 46-year-old man said the male pushed him to the ground; he said he feared for his life so he signed the paper. The 46-year-old also said he was struck in the head with the gun, but deputies did not see any injury. He got away to a neighbor’s house to call 911. Prosecutors plan to add charges for Holmes and her male acquaintance to reflect their roles, Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead indicated in court documents. Bail was set at $25,000 for Boone.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, probation violation, third-degree theft, driving under the influence, protection order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, civil issue, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances  … and more among 142 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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RUN IN WITH THE REPO MAN

• A 39-year-old man is jailed after allegedly injuring an individual trying to repossess his Cadillac Escalade yesterday in Curtis. Deputies called about 5:45 p.m. to the 100 block of Alder Ridge Lane were told two gentlemen had arrived and were in the process of taking away the vehicle when Patrick J. Trice came outside, jumped into the Cadillac, put it in reverse and slammed into one man’s leg, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. They had all the proper paperwork to do what they were doing, according to sheriff’s Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey. Trice was located, arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to Kimsey.

RUN IN WITH EMPLOYEE, OFFICER

• Centralia police called about 10:40 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue where a 34-year-old man allegedly had grabbed and scratched the face of an employee at the business ended up arresting the man for third-degree assault as well. Clint M. Fleming, of Centralia, allegedly kicked an arriving officer, according to the Centralia Police Department. Fleming was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

BREAK-IN BISHOP ROAD

• A deputy responded about 10 a.m. yesterday for a burglary at the 1600 block of Bishop Road where a business owner reported arriving to discover two doors had been forced open and someone stole about $1,000 worth of tools. Among the missing items are a Dewalt chop saw, two Bostitch nail guns, and a Dewalt sawzall, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

DRUGS

• A 34-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after contact with police just after 9 a.m. yesterday at the 1500 block of View Avenue in Centralia. Jason C. Davis was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, civil issue, third-degree theft, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation … and more among 144 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 5:35 p.m. yesterday to the 2400 block of Leisure Lane where food items were stolen from a freezer that was inside a shed on the victim’s property.

• Centralia police were called just before 1 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a tackle box and extension cord from an unlocked shed on the 600 block of Nick Road.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that someone broke into a garage at the 300 block of Roe Road in Winlock and stole three Stihl chainsaws and a gas can sometime between Friday and Saturday.

ASSAULT REPORT

• Chehalis police were called just after 8 a.m. yesterday to the Lewis County Juvenile Justice Center on the 1200 block of Pacific Avenue to take a report of an alleged assault. Police are waiting on a statement from the alleged victim, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called about 10:35 a.m. yesterday to the restrooms at Penny Playground off 13th Street to take a report of spray painted graffiti.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 40-year-old Chehalis man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital after a single-vehicle rollover collision early this morning at the 200 block of Kirkland Road. A deputy responding just after 3 a.m. indicated the 2007 Mazda landed on its top, showed major damage and the driver had to be extricated by fire and aid crews, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Benjamin O. Hoffman suffered leg pain and possible injuries to his head, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said a citation for third-degree driving with suspended license is expected.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, panhandling, driving with suspended license, fourth-degree assault, protection order violation; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, civil issue, third-degree theft, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, vehicle collision, misdemeanor assault … and more among 146 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Dead homeless man was from Vader

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The man who was found dead inside a seemingly abandoned pickup truck in Chehalis earlier this month has been identified as 64-year-old Rickie J. Hornbeck.

The Lewis County Coroner’s Office says Hornbeck is from Vader, but the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has said he had become homeless and was sleeping in his vehicle.

The Ford F150 with a canopy had been sitting on the shoulder at Southwest Interstate Avenue and Bishop Road for an unknown length of time when a sheriff’s deputy tagged it to be impounded on Jan. 6.

A deputy returned the following morning, called for a tow truck and discovered Hornbeck dead in the back, along with a propane heater.

The sheriff’s office said they would have the heater tested.

The coroner’s office knew early on who he was, but delayed releasing his name until they could locate his next of kin.

Coroner Warren McLeod said an autopsy turned up nothing suspicious, but the cause and manner of the death can’t be determined until the results come back from toxicology tests.
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For background, read “Sheriff’s Office: Dead man was local, living out of his truck” from Wednesday January 10, 2018, here

Centralia: Residents of two apartments displaced after overnight fire

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Just after midnight at the 1400 block of Lewis Street in Centralia. / Image courtesy of Chris and Shay Woolam

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – Two young children were rescued via ladder when a fire broke out overnight in a two-story apartment building in Centralia.

They were among five individuals trapped when a fire in a first floor unit extended to a balcony of upper level apartments, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The three adults were able to walk out after the blaze was under control, according to Fire Capt. Terry Ternan.

Ternan indicates there were no injuries.

Crews called at midnight to the 1400 block of Lewis Street were joined by members of four other fire departments.

The fire is under investigation by the Centralia Police Department and Riverside Fire Authority joint fire investigation team. There were no smoke detectors present, according to Ternan.

A total of seven occupants from two different apartments were displaced. They were assisted by the Red Cross, according to RFA.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Updated at 5:45 p.m.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

• An 18-year-old Centralia resident was arrested after allegedly holding his girlfriend for an hour against her will during an argument and keeping her from calling 911 on Friday at the 600 block of South Silver Street in Centralia. Reece W. Giddings was booked into the Lewis County Jail for unlawful imprisonment, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OUT-OF-CONTROL KIDS

• Officers responding about 5 p.m. on Sunday to the 400 block of North Buckner Street in Centralia were arresting a 15-year-old girl for allegedly committing misdemeanor assault against her mother when the girl allegedly tried to bite the police. The girl was booked into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• Police were called about 10:35 p.m. on Sunday to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road in Centralia where a 14-year-old girl allegedly kicked a health care worker. A case is being referred to prosecutors for third-degree assault, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER ASSAULT

• Centralia police were called about 10 p.m. on Friday by a female who reported she was assaulted by a male and a female and that later her purse was stolen in a case associated with the 700 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia. Police are investigating.

BURGLARY

• Centralia police were called about 5:30 a.m. on Monday to the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue to investigate a break-in to a coffee stand. An undetermined amount of cash was stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy was called to the 200 block of Huntting Road in Silver Creek on Sunday morning to take a report from residents who arrived home to find they had been burglarized sometime since 8 a.m. on Jan. 9. Among the more than $1,000 worth of valuables stolen were two stereos, a chainsaw, a table fan, a bottle of champagne, tools and a jewelry box, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• Centralia police were called to a burglary at the 500 block of Woodland Avenue about 2:10 p.m. on Saturday in which a safe was stolen.

• Centralia police called about 4:40 p.m. on Saturday to the 200 block of L Street for a burglary indicate that tools were taken.

VEHICLE THEFT

• A white with green stripe 1978 Ford pickup was reported stolen from the 1000 block of South Silver Street in Centralia at about 8:10 a.m. on Saturday. It has a collector’s plate reading 66638CV, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A deputy responded about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 100 block of Rogers Road in Toledo to take a report of the theft of a 2018 Bulldog 16-foot flatbed trailer, stolen sometime since Wednesday. The loss is estimated at $2,900, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• The hood off of a parked vehicle was reported stolen about 11:45 a.m. on Saturday from the 300 block of West Second Street in Centralia.

• Centralia police were called about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to the 100 block of Virginia Drive where a male was caught trying to steal a Honda car. No arrest was made. The case is under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police were called to the 100 block of West High Street about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday where an individual set her purse down while shopping and someone stole it.

• A 34-year-old Centralia woman was arrested for second-degree theft for allegedly taking a cell phone that had been left in a bathroom stall in a case about 10:20 a.m. on Friday associated with the 1000 block of Scheuber Road in Centralia. Shawnna L. Case was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Prosecutors today declined to file a felony charge and forwarded the case to municipal court.

• A deputy was called to the 1500 block of Bishop Road south of Chehalis where sometime between 9 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday someone cut through a chain link fence at a storage area and removed a motor from a boat and dragged it away. Also missing is a depth finder, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The loss is estimated at $4,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

BAD BILLS

• A counterfeit $20.00 bill was recovered at a business at the 500 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia on Monday afternoon.

• Centralia police were called about 2:40 p.m. on Sunday to the 800 block of Harrison Avenue where a customer attempted to pay his bill with counterfeit money and fled when he was told the bill was fake.

DRUGS

• When Chehalis police were booking a 25-year-old woman into jail last night for an alleged shoplifting of eggs, cheese and a sandwich from the 600 block of West Main Street, they reportedly turned up pills not in a prescription container. Amanda B. Smith was then arrested for a violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• A 34-year-old homeless person arrested on a warrant from the state Department of Corrections about 10:35 p.m. on Saturday at the 1100 block of West First Street in Centralia was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Centralia Police Department. Kalina J. Goodwin was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 30-year-old Napavine man arrested about 9:50 a.m. on Friday at the 600 block of West Pear Street in Centralia for a theft he had allegedly committed the day before was also arrested for possession of heroin. Robert R. Green was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• A 17-year-old boy was cited for not having a driver’s license or identification and allegedly was in possession of marijuana at the time of police contact with him about 4 a.m. on Monday at Hanson and Pearl streets in Centralia.

• A deputy responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway at the 500 block of North Military Road in Winlock on Saturday could not wake up the driver until opening the car door and shaking him. Justin B. Lawless, 30, from Napavine, was allegedly “obviously” under the influence of alcohol so he was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence as well as third-degree driving with a suspended license, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• A 45-year-old Centralia man was arrested for driving under the influence after police were called about 5:45 p.m. on Friday for a rollover accident at the 1300 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia. The driver fled the scene on foot but was tracked by a police dog and then located about two blocks away by a deputy, according to the Centralia Police Department. Pedro Alvarado-Garcia was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

ARSON

• Police called at 5:11 a.m. on Sunday for flames at the Panda Inn  on the 800 block of Harrison Avenue found two chairs burning in an enclosed patio adjacent to the front entrance. Police extinguished the fire and moved the chairs to the parking lot before the building caught fire, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The damage included scorch marks on an exterior wall, according to Fire Capt. Scott Weinert. A person of interest has been identified, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HOUSE FIRE

• Members of three fire departments joined Centralia firefighters on Sunday when a fire broke out at the back of a home on the 2300 block of Eureka Avenue, displacing the residents. Crews called at 1 p.m. found the occupants outside and safe, according to Riverside Fire Authority. The rear attached living space was found to be fully involved in fire and moving into the main body of the home, Capt. Tim Adolphsen stated. There was heavy damage to the laundry room, kitchen, second floor and attic space and the addition at the rear, according to Adolphsen. Nobody was injured and the cause is under investigation.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, third-degree theft, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor domestic assault, violation of anti-harassment order; responses for alarm, dispute, harassment, civil issue, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances, vehicle collision, third-degree domestic malicious mischief … and more among 383 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 72-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• A deputy was called about 4 o’clock yesterday morning to the 1500 block of Bishop Road where someone had kicked in the door of a coffee stand and stole a cash register. The electronic 14CR machine had almost no money inside of it, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported yesterday it is investigating a burglary to a garage at a residence on the 2900 block of Graf Road in Centralia in which someone tried to pry open a Snap-On tool box and left with three five-gallon gas cans. It happened between 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 p.m. on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office.

• A 45-year-old Tenino woman was charged yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court with first-degree theft after her arrest a day earlier, in connection with a report made on Dec. 9 from the 200 block of Burchett Road in Onalaska that numerous items of value had been stolen from a storage unit. Missing was as much as $17,000 worth of jewelry, cameras and memorabilia, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy concluded the suspect, a relative, was pawning the items at various pawn shops and made contact with her, according to the sheriff’s office. Barbara J. Henson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey said.

• The 23-year-old Centralia man arrested at a residence on Southwest William Avenue in Chehalis on Wednesday was charged yesterday Lewis County Superior Court with first-degree trafficking in stolen property in connection with two large flat screen televisions, drills and chargers recovered by police at someone else’s Chehalis home, which had been stolen from Burkett Auto Sales on South Gold Street in Centralia last month. Jonathan C. Siler was charged with a second count of first-degree trafficking in stolen property related to firearms taken from a home on the 700 block of Deep Creek Road while two residents were sleeping in mid-December, according to court documents. Siler was also charged with theft of a motor vehicle related to the Ford Ranger stolen from Deep Creek Road which was located abandoned on the 2000 block of Big Hanaford Road in Centralia. His bail was set at $20,000.

• A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested on Wednesday – at the same time and place where Jonathan C. Siler was arrested – for allegedly using a stolen bank card to purchase $30 worth of cigarettes at a convenience store. Jose A. Escamilla was was booked into the Lewis County Jail and then charged on Thursday in Lewis County Superior Court with second-degree possession of stolen property and forgery. His bail was set at $10,000.

DRUGS

• A 54-year-old Centralia man arrested for possession of methamphetamine on Wednesday at a home in Chehalis was charged the following day with possession of methamphetamine in Lewis County Superior Court. Members of the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement team had gone to the residence on the 100 block of Southwest Sixth Street to investigate a tip about a chainsaw, weed eater and blower stolen in a burglary at the Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Oakville. Stanley J. Hartman was booked into the Lewis County Jail. He was allowed release on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

• A 34-year-old Centralia man was arrested on Wednesday for items found in his car when it was impounded last month when a deputy responded to a complaint at the 100 block of Gold Creek Road. Derek J. Yost was was booked into the Lewis County Jail based on charges filed last month of possession of methamphetamine and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $15,000 when he appeared in Lewis County Superior Court on Thursday.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, reckless driving, driving with suspended license, driving under the influence, misdemeanor domestic assault; responses for alarm, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances … and more among 142 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Prison awaits Centralia couple convicted of neglecting child

Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Mary G. and Anthony S. Foxworth Sr., in green striped jail garb, seemed to take care to keep their backs to the courtroom audience this afternoon

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Centralia parents who fled to South Carolina in an attempt to avoid prison after pleading guilty to severe neglect of their teenage son were sentenced today to nearly seven years.

Mary G. and Anthony S. Foxworth Sr. were brought before a judge this afternoon in Lewis County Superior Court. They have been held in the Lewis County Jail since the end of November after they were tracked down and returned to Lewis County.

They pleaded guilty today to bail jumping, in front of a partially packed courtroom that included their son and his foster parents.

The original agreement was a sentencing recommendation of 51 months, Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Will Halstead said. But because they fled, that increased to 75 months, plus another eight months for the new offense, to be served consecutively, Halstead said.

Halstead requested and the judge agreed they have no contact with their son for 10 years.

Marion Hazzard addressed the court, describing the 16-year-old boy, that she and her husband first met in February 2016 at Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital, who would become their foster child.

He appeared about eight years old, his skin was translucent, his bones were sticking out, she said.

Centralia police had begun investigating a month earlier, after couple took the boy to the doctor, and he was hospitalized with severe malnutrition, weighing just 54 pounds. Police found he had not seen a doctor since 2007, was not enrolled in school and could not read or write.

The Foxworth’s were charged in Dec. 2016 with first-degree criminal mistreatment and pleaded guilty as charged this past October.

The lack of food in their home was because of an elusive uncle who supposedly would sneak into their house, Hazzard said.

“He was told he was autistic, which he’s not,” she said. “He was told he can’t learn, but he is. He was told he had a bone disease.”

He was still wearing pull-ups.

“I came to learn, he didn’t own but one set of clothes,” Hazzard said.

The boy refused to bathe or brush his teeth and the world terrified him, according to Hazzard.

Over the summer, he learned to ride a bike, to mow a lawn, to do his laundry, she said. He’s returned to school and gotten his first-ever best friend, she said.

Anthony Foxworth Sr., 45, made a statement to the judge, that he would never intentionally harm his son. His wife read a letter aloud.

Mary Foxworth, 43, said she knows now she was not a responsible mother, but even when her son was in the hospital, she didn’t understand how ignorant she was.

“I am sorry for not having the life skills and the knowledge to care for you and teach you how to care for yourself,” she said.

Judge Andrew Toynbee said the sentence of 83 months was the most he could hand down. And that’s what he did.

Outside the courtroom, defense attorney Jacob Clark said his client, the mother, didn’t have the life skills necessary.

Anthony Foxworth’s lawyer, Chris Baum, said he didn’t have a good explanation for the neglect. He said he thinks his client doesn’t necessarily fully understand what happened.

“I think my client is a simple guy and he took a lot of cues from the mother,” Baum said. “He clearly failed to pay attention and his child suffered greatly.”
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For background, read “Parents in Centralia child neglect case see judge on bail jumping charge” from Wednesday November 22, 2017, here

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, January 12th, 2018
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DRUGS

• Centralia police were contacted about 11:30 a.m. yesterday by an individual who reported that his money was stolen by a drug dealer. The 60-year-old man said that he paid for Oxycontin pills between Thanksgiving and Christmas but never received them, according to the Centralia Police Department. With little information and the time delay, there isn’t enough to follow up on, according to police.

• A 32-year-old Napavine woman who allegedly drove through a stop sign, jumped a curb and stopped at a pole then walked away yesterday morning was subsequently contacted by police and arrested. An officer called about 9:30 a.m. to West Main Street at Quincy Place in Chehalis found drug paraphernalia that tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Miranda J. Coppinger was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

HARASSMENT

• A 28-year-old Packwood resident was arrested for felony harassment yesterday after a deputy was called about 3:40 p.m. to the 12000 block of U.S. Highway 12 and told he had broken a window in his girlfriend’s vehicle and threatened to kill her. James M. Seaman was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

CUSTODIAL ASSAULT

• Chehalis police were called about 12:35 p.m. yesterday to Green Hill School to take a report that a 16-year-old student-inmate allegedly inappropriately touched a female staff member.

THEFT, THEFT, THEFT

• Chehalis police were called about 4:20 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said they accidentally left a bank bag sitting on a chair inside a bank on the 600 block of South Market Boulevard and when they returned, the bag was still there but had been emptied of its contents.

• Centralia police were called about 10:50 a.m. yesterday to the 1100 block of West Main Street where cash was stolen from the business while the employee was not attending the sale counter.

• A business at the 1100 block of North Pearl Street in Centralia reported about 12:50 p.m. yesterday that an individual tried to pawn a tool that had been stolen from the business.

• Centralia police were called just after 5 p.m. yesterday to take a report medication was stolen in a vehicle prowl at the 2800 block of Russell Road.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were called just before noon yesterday to take a report of graffiti spray painted onto the sides of a building at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, driving with suspended license, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, disorderly person, suspicious circumstances … and more among 146 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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BURGLARY AND THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 12:30 p.m. yesterday to take a report a BB pistol was stolen from a residence at the 900 block of B Street.

• Centralia police called about 12:40 p.m. yesterday about a misdemeanor theft at the 600 block of Harrison Avenue determined an employee was their suspect. A summons for third-degree theft was to be issued for the 44-year-old Centralia woman, according to the Centralia Police Department.

• A 23-year-old Centralia resident was arrested yesterday afternoon for burglary in a case reported on Jan. 1 in which tools and electronics were stolen from a business at the 1100 block of South Gold Street in Centralia, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jonathan C. Siler was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

• A 33-year-old Centralia woman was arrested on Tuesday in a case from the day before in which her mother reported a credit card was stolen and used several times, according to the Centralia Police Department. Dominique D. Vanmeerbeke booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of stolen property and unlawful factoring of a credit card, according to police.

ESCAPE

• Chehalis police were called about 9:45 p.m. yesterday when a 17-year-old girl being returned to the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center ran off. She got about two blocks before she was caught, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• Chehalis police were called to the 2600 block of Northeast Kresky Avenue just after 2 p.m. yesterday where a sport utility vehicle lurched into the side of a building, causing damage to the brick and aluminum siding. The driver was issued citations for improper lane usage and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, shoplifting, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, violation of court order; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft … and more among 115 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.

Sheriff’s Office: Dead man was local, living out of his truck

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – An autopsy conducted yesterday revealed nothing suspicious about the body of a man found in a vehicle south of Chehalis on Sunday morning, according to the Lewis County Coroner’s Office.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office suggested yesterday the man was most likely living in the pickup truck. They have plans to test a propane heater found in the back of the truck with the deceased.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Bruce Kimsey says he’s an older man with ties to Lewis County and with a previous address here, until he was “displaced”, became homeless and began sleeping in his vehicle.

Early on Saturday morning, a sheriff’s deputy tagged the truck with a  24-hour notice it would be towed. The brown or tan in color 1983 Ford F150 with a canopy and Washington plates was parked on the shoulder at Southwest Interstate Avenue and Bishop Road, according to the sheriff’s office.

A deputy returned early Sunday morning, called for a tow truck and discovered there was a dead person in the back, according to Kimsey.

Neither his name nor his age have been released. The coroner’s office yesterday stated they have positively identified him, but are not releasing his name until his legal next of kin can be located and notified.

Making a determination about the cause and manner of death won’t come until after toxicology test results come back, according to Coroner Warren McLeod. He indicated that can take up to 90 days.

At least two people who work in the area have said they saw the truck parked in the same spot all last week.

Kimsey said the sheriff’s office had no information the man had been reported missing.
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For background, read “Propane heater examined in death of person inside truck” from Monday January 8, 2018, here

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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THEFT OF FUEL

• Centralia police were called to the 1100 block of Long Road just before 2 p.m. yesterday regarding the theft of gallons of diesel from an external tank over the past several months.

TRESPASS

• A 33-year-old homeless woman was arrested last night for trespassing on property at the 200 block of West Main Street in Centralia she had previously been warned not to be on. Kelly A. Holen was issued a citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department. Two males were given warnings for being on the property, according to police. At about 6:15 a.m. today after Holen was discovered sleeping inside a closed business at the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard, she was arrested for trespassing a second time and then was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.

VANDALISM

• Police were called to the 300 block of N Street in Centralia about 4:45 p.m. yesterday after an unknown person spray painted graffiti on the door of a building.

• Chehalis police were called to the 300 block of Southwest 15th Street about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to take a report of a fence which had been “tagged”.

• Chehalis police were called about 1:20 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of Southwest 18th Street where someone had broken a window on a pickup truck. Nothing appeared to be missing, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

• Centralia police were called about 8:35 a.m. yesterday to take a report of graffiti to a garage that occurred during the night at the 300 block of N Street.

AND MORE

• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, shoplifting, civil issue, hit and run, vehicle collision, suspicious circumstances, misdemeanor theft, protection order violation … and more among 159 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m.