• Someone broke into a home on the 3900 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis between 3:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. on Friday, rifling through a 22-year-old woman’s bedroom. It was the second time within a week it had happened, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was home alone when she heard a knock on the window, and called her roommate who asked a neighbor to check on her, Chief Stacy Brown said. The neighbor took her home and when the roommate returned, he discovered the burglary, Brown said. Missing is $200 worth of quarters, according to Brown.
• A 19-year-old Rochester resident was arrested around 3:30 a.m. today for second-degree burglary in connection with an incident at the 400 block of Kearny Street. Dustin P. McLean was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not immediately available.
• Centralia police took a report of a burglary at the 1400 block of Windsor Avenue yesterday in which someone broke in and took a portable heater. The item was found in the backyard, according to the Centralia Police Department.
BARN BURGLED CHEHALIS
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reports this morning that sometime between last Wednesday and Thursday, someone got into a barn on the 800 block of Logan Hill Road in Chehalis and stole a Craftsman two-piece tool box and a heavy-duty four-wheeled wagon. The loss is estimated at $500, according to the sheriff’s office.
SHERIFF: MORTON BURGLARY SOLVED
• A tip on Friday led to the arrest of two individuals for a November break-in in the Morton area in which a 68-year-old resident lost about $5,000 worth of household goods, fishing poles and tools, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. Deputies were told by someone they had seen the two males with the property and in a subsequent contact by a detective, the suspects admitted involvement in the burglary at the 100 block of Chapman Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary were Ricky D. Osborne Sr. 48, from Morton, and Brian J. Elmore, no age given, also of Morton, Chief Stacy Brown said.
• A stolen 2000 Ford F350 pickup truck was recovered yesterday at the 100 block of Cedar Lane in Glenoma, according to the the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The owner, who lost it in Lakewood, couldn’t be located so the vehicle was impounded, the sheriff’s office reports.
• Two people were arrested about 11 o’clock yesterday morning when a neighbor saw them trying to get into someone else’s vehicle at on the 600 block of Northeast Franklin Avenue in Chehalis. Stacy L. Weighall, 50, was arrested for second-degree vehicle prowl and then released, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Booked into the Lewis County Jail for theft and vehicle prowl was Michael W. Thomas, 29, of Chehalis, according to police.
• Police were called to Wal-Mart in Chehalis about 5:50 p.m. on Friday where someone had gone inside an unlocked vehicle and taken a cell phone.
• Chehalis police were called about 10 a.m. on Friday regarding an overnight vehicle prowl on the 1400 block of Southwest Mills Street. A cell phone charger was among the items stolen from the unlocked vehicle parked in front of its residence, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 33-year-old man who produced a driver’s license that was not his when contacted by an officer about 3 a.m. today along Southwest Interstate Avenue in Chehalis was arrested for possession of another person’s identification, a misdemeanor, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Phillip R. Johnston, was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
GRAFFITI ON RESIDENCE
• A resident of the 400 block of Kearny Street in Centralia called police about 5:20 p.m. yesterday to report graffiti left on the outside of his home. It happened sometime during the previous few days, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 43-year-old Chehalis man was arrested on Saturday after an incident the night before in which he allegedly slapped and choked his fiancee during an argument, and threatened several times to kill her. Michael G. McBride was booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree assault and for harassment, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
SLEEPING IN CHURCH
• A 25-year-old Winlock man found asleep on a pew in a church on the 4200 block of Jackson Highway south of Chehalis yesterday morning was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail. Deputies responding sometime after 8 a.m. learned he wanted a place to get out of the rain, get way from an unsafe place he was staying, and to charge his cell phone, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew R. Istre allegedly broke a glass door to get inside but didn’t take anything, according to the sheriff’s office. He was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree malicious mischief, Chief Stacy Brown said.
• Firefighters were called noon yesterday to a chimney fire at the 400 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue in Chehalis. There were flames coming out the chimney, but they used their special nozzle to extinguish it, according to the Chehalis Fire Department. There was no damage, Capt. Casey Beck said.
• A 52-year-old Kelso man and his 52-year-old passenger from Onalaska were uninjured when they crashed a pickup truck into a bridge on the 200 block of Krueger Road in Onalaska on Saturday afternoon, Lewis County Sheriff’s office Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. A deputy responding about 2:45 p.m. noted the truck sustained major damage and the two appeared intoxicated, Brown said.They were transported by ambulance to Providence Centralia Hospital and an arrest for driving under the influence depends upon the results of a blood test, according to the sheriff’s office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, malicious mischief, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, shoplifting, hit and run, vandalism, suspicious circumstances, possible sexual assault, collision on city street; complaints about a female asking customers for money, a man on a bicycle urinating outdoors … and more.