Updated at 4:58 p.m.
WANTED RANDLE MAN TAKEN DOWN WITH BEAN BAG
• A 39-year-old Randle man was arrested yesterday for an eluding incident the night before that began on U.S. Highway 12 near Glenoma. It was about 5:45 p.m. when a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle but the vehicle took off, turning onto Kiona Road, and then onto Falls Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy discontinued the pursuit when the roadway turned to gravel, but then about 1:30 p.m. yesterday, the sheriff’s office got information the vehicle was broken down on a forest service road near Taidnapam Park. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said when a pair of deputies approached, the driver was sitting inside the Chevrolet pickup, and refused to follow commands. Brown said Christopher S. Haegen wouldn’t show his hands, and then once he exited the truck, he wouldn’t turn around and he reached into his pocket. A deputy fired a bean bag round from a shotgun, striking Haegen in the leg and he was taken into custody, according to Brown. All deputies carry the less-lethal rounds, Brown said. “In this situation, it was fortunate that it played out so we could use the less-than-lethal weapon,” she said. Haegen said his leg was sore, but didn’t need to go the hospital, according to Brown. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony eluding and a warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.
QUARRY HIT WITH WIRE THEFT
• Someone stole as much as 2000 feet of wire from rock crushing equipment and a truck to haul it away in from the 200 block of Winston Creek Road outside Mossyrock. Deputies responding to the Winston Quarry found that sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 the following morning, someone rode a bicycle up to the top of the quarry where the machines are, cut the power cable wire and loaded it into a truck, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The truck ran out of fuel about halfway down the road, and the person then stole a box van to use, the sheriff’s office reports. The van was found on Saturday in the general area, without the wire in it, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning. The loss is estimated at $20,000.
• Police were called about 8:30 p.m. yesterday when a Morton resident returned home after being gone a few days and discovered their front door open and some of their belongings missing. It happened at the 400 block of Westlake Avenue, according to the Morton Police Department.
MOOSE RACK STOLEN
• Someone stole a set of moose horns from a home on the 1300 block of Lakeshore Drive in Centralia, according to a report made to police at noon yesterday.
MORE MORTON BURGLARIES
• Morton police are investigating a break-in to a home on the 600 block of Westlake Avenue that was reported on Thursday at about 9:30 a.m.
• Morton police were called at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday regarding an attempted break-in to a business on the 200 block of Seventh Street.
• An outbuilding door was damaged but nothing appeared to be missing following a burglary at the 400 block of Third Street in Morton which was reported on Thursday morning.
• Centralia police took a report about 8:25 p.m. on Saturday of a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup stolen from the 400 block of North Tower Avenue. It has a license plate reading B38108L, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Centralia police were called about 6 p.m. yesterday regarding an air compressor stolen from the bed of a pickup truck at the 1000 block of E. Street.
• Centralia police were called Saturday night about a vehicle prowl at Arby’s at the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue. Missing was an antique money collection, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police took a report on Saturday from Southwest 18th Street of a license plate stolen from a vehicle. It’s not clear where it occurred, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
DRINKING IN PUBLIC
• A 36-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for obstructing after an officer responded about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday to the 600 block of West Main Street, where an employee said a man opened a beer inside the store and wouldn’t leave. Joseph W. Rogerson denied he had anything to do with it, but was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A 44-year-old Onalaska man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after he allegedly threw a baggie of five-plus grams of meth out his passenger window just before pulling over a for a deputy on Friday night. The deputy was making the traffic stop for speeding about 8:20 p.m. at the 100 block of Middle Fork Road, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Gary L. Hitch Jr. was also found to have a warrant and driving with a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail.
• Gang graffiti was discovered spray painted on a garage at the 1200 block of Ward Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police yesterday afternoon.
• Centralia police responded about 1:15 p.m. yesterday to Pearl and Sixth streets where a man had jumped from a vehicle during an argument. He was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, according to the Centralia Police Department. His wife, Felicia R. Alexander, 20, of Centralia, was cited for driving with suspended license, according to police.
• A 25-year-old Winlock man was arrested for driving under the influence after a vehicle wreck about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of Berry Road outside Chehalis. The vehicle struck a large tree and rolled onto its top, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Bradley J. Hunter was arrested by the state patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespass, misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarms, disputes, misdemeanor theft, suspicious circumstances, collisions on city streets, collisions on county roads, noisy neighbor music … and more.