Updated at 12:30 p.m.
AUTO THEFT, NOT HONDA
• Centralia police were called for a car theft at 3:45 p.m. yesterday from the 2000 block of North Pearl Street. Taken was a Ford Taurus, according to the Centralia Police Department. It was subsequently found without a driver in Federal Way, according to police.
INDOOR GARDEN RAIDED
• Chehalis police were called at 7 a.m. yesterday to the 200 block of Southwest 10th Street following the discovery someone broke into a building used to grow marijuana. Missing were 12 plants the victim said was for medical marijuana, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
OTHER KINDS OF THEFT
• Centralia police took a report on Saturday regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card at the 1300 block of Lum Road.
• Centralia police were contacted on Saturday morning to take a report of the passing of several counterfeit $100 bills at the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue.
• Chehalis police were called to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue about 10:45 p.m. on Friday where an individual was attempting to buy pre-paid cards with two counterfeit $100 bills. He said he’d got the money from selling a phone to a guy in Portland and didn’t know it was fake, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A cooler, a welding mask and a scanner were stolen from a vehicle at the 200 block of Tacoma Street in Centralia, according to a report made to police about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. The thief gained entry by smashing a window, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called yesterday evening by an individual who indicated someone else was using their debit card which may have been stolen from their vehicle the day before. Police are awaiting more information from the victim, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Chehalis police were called about 11:25 a.m. yesterday following a vehicle prowl in a business’s parking lot on the 700 block of South Market Boulevard. Someone broke a window and stole a stereo, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• An individual called police about 5:20 a.m. yesterday after hearing his neighbor’s car alarm on the 200 block of Southwest First Street in Chehalis, seeing someone remove an item into their vehicle and drive away, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He drove after them but they were not located, according to police. Stolen was a a pair of silver 12-inch Pioneer speakers mounted in a black carpeted box, police said.
• A 32-year-old woman from Kalama who is seven months pregnant and 36-year-old Winlock woman who had been listed as missing were both arrested for third-degree theft following a suspected shoplifting incident on the 400 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis on Friday afternoon. Police contacted them at the Twin City Town Center and found both had outstanding warrants, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The 32-year-old was allegedly in possession of heroin and methamphetamine but not booked for those offenses because of her condition, according to police. She was turned over to the state Department of Corrections because of their warrant, Chehalis Police Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said this morning. The 36-year-old was booked for her warrant, Bailey said.
• A 38-year-old Centralia man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when he was searched following his arrest on an outstanding warrant from the state Department of Corrections. A deputy got information Dennis A. Johnston was staying in a motor home at the 1600 block of Windsor Avenue in Centralia and contacted him there at about noon on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said this morning.
• Centralia police were called about 10:45 a.m. on Saturday to the 1200 block of B Street because someone had broken a window on a parked vehicle during the night.
• The Chehalis Fire Department burned down a house yesterday, on purpose, on Ohio Avenue in Chehalis. The donated house was ignited for training purposes, and it went well, Firefighter Pennie McCarty said.
• And, as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrant, third-degree theft, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, civil issue, hit and run, suspicious circumstances, protection order violation, collision on city street … and more, among 117 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:20 a.m. today.