Updated at 6:52 p.m.
BURGLARIES AND OTHER THEFT
• A business on the 1700 block of Industrial Way in Centralia was burglarized during the night, according to a report made to the Centralia Police Department yesterday morning. Missing were bolt cutters, a camera and a 12-pack of soda, according to police.
• Police were called to a business on the 2000 block of Industrial Way in Centralia just after 8 a.m. yesterday where someone had broken in to several buildings. The only thing initially noted as missing was a lighter, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 20-year-old Toledo resident was arrested this morning in connection with a call about 8 p.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Northeast Terrace Road in Chehalis in which a 17-year-old said he arrived home to find an acquaintance stealing his belongings. Numerous items were outside, including a guitar and the suspect fled, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Tavryn L. Lindsey was booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, according to police.
• Chehalis police were called at 2 p.m. yesterday to the 400 block of Northeast Washington Avenue regarding suspected theft of medications.
• Centralia police were called to the 200 block of West Walnut Street just before 9 a.m. yesterday to take a report that someone went into a garage and stole items from a vehicle.
• Police were called about 8:30 a.m. yesterday to the 300 block of South Pearl Street where sometime during the night, someone stole change from inside an unlocked vehicle.
SCHOOL BUS FIGHT
• Chehalis police were called about 3:50 p.m. yesterday about an alleged assault on a school bus involving two children under 12 years old. No arrests were made because of the children’s’ young age, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Parents will be contacting school and transportation authorities about it, according to police.
MAN JAILED AFTER THREAT TO CUT OFF CHILDREN’S HEADS
• A 40-year-old man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly jumped in front of a moving vehicle on a Centralia street, pounded on the hood and yelled vulgar names at the driver and then allegedly turned his attention to another woman who approached and threatened to cut off the heads of her children. Benjamin R. Hardy reportedly admitted to police to being verbally aggressive, but denied making any threats and said “never in my life hurt another human being.” He was booked into the Lewis County Jail and today charged in Lewis County Superior Court with felony harassment and disorderly conduct. Lewis County prosecutors asked a judge this afternoon to hold Hardy on $100,000 bail, saying he has had at least 54 warrants. Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer pointed out he learned from the victim’s husband they got a letter from the post office notifying them their mail would no longer be delivered to their address because of their neighbor Hardy’s actions. Charging papers don’t indicate the time or location of the alleged incident, but state Hardy lives on West Pear Street. Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge her client has lived at the same address for 20 years and noted harassment is a class C felony – with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Judge Richard Brosey set bail at $25,000.
AND FROM MORTON
• An officer responded to a 6:11 p.m. call eight days ago to the 200 block of Pleasant View Drive in Morton and found a male bent over grabbing his throat who seemed to be choking. The officer performed the Heimlich maneuver and whatever was stuck in his throat was dislodged. The officer stood by for medical to arrive and then cleared the scene.
• An individual was cited at about 2 a.m. on a Saturday, a week and a half ago, for (allegedly) urinating in public.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, trip permit violation, fourth-degree domestic assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license,; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, young male driving recklessly, reports of several “kids” on train tracks … and more, among 172 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today.