Updated at 3:31 p.m.
TEEN GRABBED IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT
• A 26-year-old Chehalis man was arrested for second-degree kidnapping after a 16-year-old girl told police he came out from behind a car and grabbed her in the Wal-Mart parking lot late Saturday night. She somehow got away from him and contacted a police officer who happened to be driving through the area, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “It’s an ongoing investigation, but the victim felt the suspect was trying to take her,” Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. “We’re still looking into that.” It happened just before 11:30 p.m., according to police. “It obviously scared her a lot,” Kaut said, but noted the case could end up as an assault instead of kidnapping. Garrett L. Larson was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
WOMAN’S PURSE SNATCHED IN GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT
• A 42-year-old Doty resident called police on Sunday to inform them she was mugged in Shop N Kart’s parking lot about 3:30 p.m. the day before. She told police she was parked away out in the lot and walking toward the store when two teenage boys approached her, according to the Chehalis Police Department. “One boy grabbed her purse, which was around her neck,” Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. The boys – described as light skinned and in their late teens – ran off around the building on the 2100 block of North National Avenue, according to Kaut. Among the missing items in her purse were cash, a debit card and her identification, Kaut said.
UNRULY RODEO-GOER ACCUSED OF HITTING DEPUTY WITH BEER CAN
• A 21-year-old Chehalis man was arrested after he allegedly threw a beer can at a sheriff’s deputy and then punched an individual who pointed him out during a rodeo and concert at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds on Sunday evening. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning said the suspect had to be subdued by several deputies including being Tased. Jovanny Montenegro-Perez, 21, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault regarding the minor injury to the deputy’s elbow, according to the sheriff’s office. The witness wouldn’t cooperate with pressing any charges involving the punch to the head, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct will also be requested, according to Brown.
HEAD INJURY AT DOWNTOWN BAR
• Police and aid were called to an apparent assault at a drinking establishment over the weekend in which a 22-year-old Centralia man was bleeding from his head, unconscious and laying on the floor of a bar on the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. It happened just before 1:45 a.m. on Sunday at Paradise, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The victim told an officer he slipped and fell, but an officer had already been informed he was assaulted, according to police. He was checked at the scene by firefighters and did not go the hospital. No arrest was made. “At this point, since the victim is not cooperating, we’re not going to be able to do much,” Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said.
BROKEN FINGERS FOR GREEN HILL EMPLOYEE
• A 17-year-old detainee at Green Hill School faces a possible charge of custodial assault after a staff member ended up with broken bones when the teen grabbed the staff members fingers and bent them back, according to the Chehalis Police Department. The teenager had been told to go back to his room, Deputy Police Chief Randy Kaut said. It was reported to police on Friday afternoon after the injury was confirmed but occurred previous to that, according to Kaut.
MAN ARRESTED FOR SLAPPING NEIGHBOR
• A 73-year-old man who allegedly slapped a resident of a neighboring apartment at the 300 block of West Pine Street was arrested yesterday morning for misdemeanor assault, according to the Centralia Police Department. Robert K. Stone was cited and then released, according to police.
VANDALISM WITH BB GUN
• Chehalis police were called Monday afternoon and again early this morning to the 400 block of North Market Boulevard where someone had been shooting a BB or pellet gun at businesses and vehicles. At least some of the shots may have come from a window of an apartment in the St. Helens Apartment building, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• Centralia police yesterday evening took a report from a residence on the 700 block of K Street of the theft of three handguns. It apparently occurred sometime during the past month and since there was no forced entry into the home, the culprit may be someone the victim knows, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A deputy was called on Saturday evening about a 9 mm pistol in a box stolen from a vendor table behind the Packwood Community Center.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN CHEHALIS
• Chehalis police were called about 11 a.m. yesterday morning to the 2200 block of Jackson Highway where a resident found a window next to a front door open and the door unlocked. Nothing appeared to be missing, possibly because a dog scared off the intruder, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
PIECES OF FORKLIFT STOLEN
• Parts from a forklift valued at $1,800 were reported stolen from the 400 block of Northwest Prindle Street in Chehalis on Sunday.
HATCHERY SHOP BROKEN INTO
• Someone stole a red Honda ATV plus a chainsaw sometime between 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday when they broke into the Fish and Wildlife Hatchery building on the 200 block of Fish Hatchery Road in Mossyrock. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is wondering if a dark-colored Astro van seen in the area that evening might be involved. The van was occupied by two females, two Pit Bull dogs and a young boy, according to the sheriff’s office.
FISHING GEAR PILFERED
• A deputy took a report on Saturday from the 800 block of Davis Lake Road near Morton of the theft of five fishing poles, a large tackle box and two non-operating motors from a boat. The break-in to the outbuilding apparently occurred sometime since August 4, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
BATTERIES REMOVED FROM BULLDOZER
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office this morning reported someone stole batteries from a bulldozer left parked on a logging site at the end of Blue Road in Centralia sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning.
BICYCLIST VERSUS TRUCK IN PACKWOOD
• A 14-year-old bicyclist ended up with a broken ankle when he attempted to cross U.S. Highway 12 at an intersection in Packwood last night and ran into the side of a passing pickup truck, according to the Washington State Patrol. A trooper called about 8 p.m. noted $750 damage to the 2007 Dodge Ram. The investigating trooper reported Jacob A. Kiehn, of Packwood, was taken to Providence Centralia Hospital by his parent. No citation was issued, the trooper blamed the collision on inattention.
PAIR HURT IN MOPED WRECK
• A man and a woman were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital after a moped wrecked into a ditch about 5:30 p.m. yesterday at the 2000 block of Little Hanaford Road outside Centralia. They were subsequently flown out to different hospitals, according to Capt. Casey McCarthy of Riverside Fire Authority.
CAR VERSUS POLE NEAR TOLEDO
• A 2007 Toyota Camry was totaled but its driver escaped serious injury about 6:30 a.m. on Friday at the the 800 block of Jackson Highway South near Toledo when the car ran into a telephone pole. The driver, a 37-year-old Castle Rock woman, said she heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle, lost control and crossed the centerline hitting the pole, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
HEAD-ON WRECK IN CHEHALIS
• A mother and two young children were taken to Providence Centralia Hospital as a precautionary measure after a low-speed head-on crash on South Market Boulevard at 13th Street in Chehalis on Sunday.
• A 31-year-old Centralia man was arrested about 2:30 p.m. yesterday at Harrison and Belmont avenues in Centralia for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, according to the Centralia Police Department. Jonathan L. Dunn was booked into the Lewis County Jail, according to police.
BITE AND RUN
• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a large black and white dog that ran out of the woods in Curtis and bit a 15-year-old boy on the shoulder. It happened Sunday at about 3 p.m. along Lost Valley Road - about a mile west of Boistfort Road – in an area where there are no homes, according to the sheriff’s office. After it happened, a male voice called the dog which returned to the woods, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. The teenager was treated for a puncture wound, Brown said.
DOG BITES CHILD’S THROAT
• An 11-year-old Salkum girl ended up getting nine stitches after a family pet got startled and bit her in the chin and throat on Saturday night when she was sitting on a porch on the 100 block of Jordan Road in Salkum, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
CHEHALIS, CENTRALIA RESIDENTIAL FIRES SUSPICIOUS
• Twice overnight fires broke out at the vacant mobile home in Chehalis that burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the double-wide mobile home at the 2200 block of Salsbury Avenue at 2:36 a.m. today and then again at 4:42 a.m., according to Lewis County Fire District 6 Chief Tim Kinder. “They found fire in the unburned side of the building and put it out,” Kinder said. The fire is under investigation by the fire marshal’s office as well as the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Kinder said. Crews stayed at the site through the morning on a fire watch. Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said both it and yesterday morning’s house fire on the 1900 block of Van Wormer Street outside Centralia are being treated as suspicious, although he’s not thinking they are related.