• A 33-year-old Centralia man was charged today with third-degree assault of a child, for allegedly shoving his 6-year-old daughter’s head into a wall, angry because she and her four siblings were talking and not just eating dinner quietly. When a police detective interviewed Aaron R.J. Zucati at his Centralia home, Zucati contended the hole in the wall next to the bench in the kitchen where he said his children ate their meals came from the child’s elbow when she was climbing off the table, according to charging documents. Court documents indicate the ongoing investigation by the Centralia Police Department began on Nov. 8, but place the date of the incident as sometime between Jan. 1, 2013 and Nov. 8, 2014. The documents note a parallel investigation is underway in Thurston County in which the same little girl received burns to her hand when Zucati’s current spouse allegedly forced it onto a hot stove, in his presence. Zucati was released from the Lewis County Jail on bail of $50,000 over the weekend. It’s not clear what day he was arrested. Lewis County Superior Court Judge RIchard Brosey decided this afternoon Zucati’s bail should remain at $50,000, and ordered he have no contact with his daughter. The judge told Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh it concerned him the initial report came from the lawyer representing Zucati’s ex-wife and suggested her office should look closely at the file in the current family court case involving the Zucatis. Zucati appeared with in court this afternoon with his lawyer, S. Tye Menser, of Olympia. His arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 4.
• Centralia police were called at 8 a.m. yesterday about a van stolen by someone known to its owner from the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue. The green 2001 Chrysler has a license plate reading 568 XYS, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Police took a report from a Chehalis woman on Friday after she received notification her account at a credit union was overdrawn, a financial institution where she has no accounts. It appears someone used her name, her social security and her date of birth to open the account in Federal Way, according to the Chehalis Police Department. A Chehalis officer was forwarding the case to the law enforcement agency there, department spokesperson Linda Bailey said.
• Chehalis police were contacted on Friday afternoon about a bag of suspected marijuana that was discovered in the lobby of the DSHS office in the Lewis County Mall.
• A 57-year-old Chehalis woman was arrested on Saturday morning after she allegedly ran into two parked vehicles on the 300 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. Diana M. Aldrich admitted she had taken prescription medication and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence, according to the Chehalis Police Department. She was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with those two offenses and bail set at $10,000.
• A 24-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on a warrant on Friday. Cruz D. Chamberlain was contacted about 9 p.m. as he walking in the middle of the road at the 1400 block of Salzer Valley Road, wearing all black, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Material found in small vial with him field tested positive for meth, according to the sheriff’s office. Chamberlain was booked into the Lewis County Jail. Chamberlain was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with possession and his bail set at $15,000.
• A motorist was airlifted from Winlock High School after a single-vehicle collision on Saturday night along the 800 block of Nevil Road. Firefighters called just after 10 p.m. found bystanders had put out a small engine fire and the driver was out and standing on the side of the road, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said because of possible head or internal injuries, they decided the man should be transported to a hospital with a more advanced level of care. Jacobson said he believed the helicopter took the patient to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, in Vancouver.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, dispute, hit and run, protection order violation, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on county road, lewd behavior at a bus stop… and more.