Updated at 7:18 p.m.
FATALITY COLLISION IN ADNA
• A 65-year-old motorist lost his life on the road this weekend when his pickup truck wrecked west of Chehalis. Deputies and aid called about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday to the 400 block of Penning Road found neighbors who heard the crash were performing CPR, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Clarence Avron, 65, Chehalis, however died at the scene, according to authorities His Ford Ranger had crossed the centerline and continued off of but parallel to the roadway knocking down several fence posts and striking a utility pole, before rolling to the opposite side of Penning into a ditch, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Brown.
VICTIM: ROBBED IN CHEHALIS
• A 30-year-old Olympia man called police just before 7 p.m. yesterday and said he was assaulted and robbed of cash and prescription medications at the Twin City Town Center on Northwest Louisiana Avenue in Chehalis. Police are investigating, detective Sgt. Gary Wilson said. Wilson said he wasn’t aware of any witnesses.
• A 27-year-old Chehalis resident was arrested for second-degree burglary after an incident at a residence on the 200 block of Southwest Second Street in Chehalis in which he allegedly took items from an acquaintance’s home while there. Police called about 2:30 p.m. on Friday subsequently located Dylan E. Pirtle and recovered some jewelry, according to the Chehalis Police Department. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police. Pirtle was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with residential burglary, a class B felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. His bail was set at $10,000.
• Their cards were not stolen but someone used account information belonging to a pair of Centralia residents to spend just over $728 at Home Depot in Chehalis and also Lacey, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The purchases were made between Nov. 8 and Dec. 4, according to the sheriff’s office.
NOT QUITE AUTO THEFT
• A vehicle said to be stolen in Centralia on Friday was found just before midnight on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue occupied by two individuals, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The case was turned over to Centralia police who arrested one of them, according to police. Tedy M. St. John, 25, was arrested for allegedly stealing the vehicle but he was charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with taking a motor vehicle without permission. St. John, who lives with his mother on North Iron Street but displaced by the flood has no criminal history, defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told a judge. He was released from jail on a $10,000 signature bond.
ANIMAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION
• Chehalis police were called yesterday to the 600 block of Northwest Middle Street in Chehalis regarding the suspected abuse of a dog, which was possibly injured. The case is under investigation, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Police responded about 9 a.m. yesterday to the 2600 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia where someone had sprayed paint on a vehicle during the night.
• Morton police are investigating an incident reported last Wednesday morning in which an Onalaska man found someone had slashed both rear tires of his vehicle while it was parked for two hours the day before on the 100 block of State Street in Mossyrock. The loss is estimated at $565, according to the Morton Police Department.
• Morton police responding about 7:30 p.m. on Friday to a report of a suspicious person throwing the contents of his car onto the 100 block of Main Avenue learned from the individual that he had misplaced his car keys and was looking for them.
• A 1998 Jeep Cherokee was totaled in a wreck along the 1800 block of Salzer Valley Road outside Centralia early on Sunday morning, but its driver was not found, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The vehicle, which was discovered in a ditch was impounded, according to the sheriff’s office.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, domestic misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, third-degree malicious mischief, hit and run in a parking lot; responses for disputes, suspicious circumstances … and more.