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Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Monday, February 15th, 2016
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ASSAULTS

• Centralia police were called about 3:20 p.m. yesterday to the 100 block of Virginia Drive where an individual said he answered a knock at the door and was assaulted by multiple males. He was unable to provide a reason for the assault or information on the suspects, according to the Centralia Police Department. Further details were not readily available.

• Police were called just before 10 p.m. on Saturday to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road in Centralia where a 65-year-old Winlock woman allegedly assaulted three hospital staff. Bonnie J. Bishop was arrested for third-degree assault and booked into the Lewis County Jail,  according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF TOOLS

• Centralia police were called about 10:50 p.m. on Saturday regarding a burglary at the 1700 block of Kresky Avenue. Tools and computers were reported stolen, according to the Centralia Police Department.

THEFT OF CAR

• Centralia police took a report of a stolen car from the 300 block of East Pine Street on Saturday afternoon. Missing is a teal-colored 1997 Dodge Neon, according to the Centralia Police Department.

HOUSE FIRE

• A fire in a vacant single-story house in Ryderwood on Friday afternoon was found to be caused by clothing pushed up against a wall heater. Fire Investigator Ted McCarty said he estimated as much as $30,000 damage to the home on the 100 block of Madison Street. The resident had passed away about a week earlier so it was vacant, but relatives had been there cleaning a few days before the fire, McCarty said.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, protection order violation, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, suspicious circumstances … and more, among the 124 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:45 a.m. today

News brief: Wood stove at the center of Winlock fire

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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The two-story house remains standing, but ruined by the Thursday evening fire. / Courtesy photo by Derrick Paul

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The blaze that destroyed a Winlock home originated around the wood stove, Fire Investigator Derrick Paul said today.

Paul said he didn’t know exactly what happened, whether maybe something was left to close or its pipe failed.

What he does know for sure is a smoke alarm alerted the sleeping occupant, enabling him to get out.

“Without a doubt, it would have been a different story if he did not have working smoke detectors,” Paul said.

The resident had lit his wood stove before going to bed, he works a night shift, according to authorities.

Crews responding to the Thursday evening call at the 200 block of Walter Road found heavy flames at the front of the two-story house.

He was able to escape, but sustained a little bit of smoke inhalation, Paul said. And, he suffered second-degree burns on his feet from walking over melted linoleum on his way out, he said.

Lewis County Fire District 15 Assistant Chief Kevin Anderson said yesterday the residence and its contents are a total loss.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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MORE HEROIN ARRESTS

• Three people were arrested when drug detectives served another search warrant at a Chehalis residence this week, this one on the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard, according to Lewis County Deputy Prosecutor Paul Masiello. The primary target in the case was 23-year-old Jacob C. Hampton, who was charged yesterday with three deliveries of heroin to informants during the period between Dec. 1 and Thursday when members of the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team went to the apartment he shared with 20-year-old Kimberly J. Hicks and their two small children, according to prosecutors. Charging papers say they found a drug kit on the kitchen table, containing digital scales as well as baggies with a brown residue. Located on Hicks’ person was a prescription Suboxone strip, according to the documents. Detectives allegedly persuaded Hicks to contact the person she said was her supplier and ask him to bring her some heroin, according to the documents. When Chehalis resident James M. Barnes, 42, arrived, he was arrested as well. A small amount of heroin was found in his vehicle, as well as a drug kit, and detectives were led to believe Barnes was there to pick up money from Hicks, which he would use to obtain her heroin, according to allegations. Barnes was charged yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court with attempted delivery of a controlled substance and possession; his bail set at $10,000. Hicks was charged with one count of delivery of heroin, one count of possession and a third count related to possession of the Suboxone; her bail set with a $10,000 unsecured bond. Hampton was additionally charged with heroin possession. Hampton’s bail was set at $20,000. JNET served a search warrant on Wednesday at a house on  Southwest Fourth Street in Chehalis, arresting a 29-year-old man for two alleged sales of heroin previously to confidential informants, as well as other offenses related to their search.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 9:20 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at the 700 block of North Washington Avenue in Centralia. Missing were two debit cards and a stereo, according to the Centralia Police Department.

MYSTERY GUEST

• Centralia police responded to an approximately 12:50 a.m. call today to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road regarding an unknown person staying in a room they hadn’t paid for. No arrest was made, according to the Centralia Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving under the influence, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, dispute, theft, suspicious circumstances, collision on city street, collision on state highway … and more, among the 141 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:30 a.m. today

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Friday, February 12th, 2016
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Updated at 1:20 p.m.

IN-TOWN ROUNDUP

• A cow being off-loaded at the veterinary hospital on the 1300 block of South Gold Street escaped, leading to a police pursuit that took five police officers about two and a half hours yesterday evening. At one point the animal “bowled over” one individual and also led to the bus garage on South Locust Street, according to the Centralia Police Department. Eventually it was tranquilized and returned to its owner, according to police.

WAL-MART ARRESTS

• A 41-year-old suspected shoplifter reportedly got into a struggle with a police officer in the Wal-Mart parking lot yesterday morning in Chehalis, leading to a minor hand injury for the officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Police called just before 8 a.m. to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue were told he had filled up backpacks with merchandise but dropped them before leaving the building, according to police. It turns out Imra G. Vanwolvelaere and his female companion had arrived to the store in a stolen truck, Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said. He was arrested for third-degree assault and Julia E. Tucker, 35, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, Kaut said. The Easton-area pair were booked into the Lewis County Jail.

UP IN SMOKE

• A deputy who contacted individuals parked after hours last night at the post office on the 100 block of Gershick Road in Silver Creek recognized from his training the large plume of smoke that exited the passenger window as coming from marijuana, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The keys were in the ignition of the vehicle which was was running and the 19-year-old behind the wheel allegedly failed field sobriety tests, according to the sheriff’s office. Blood was drawn from Tristan B. Watson via warrant at Providence Centralia Hospital and he was arrested, Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said. The Mossyrock resident was booked into the Lewis County Jail for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated and minor in possession of marijuana, Brown said.

REPORT OF SCAM

• Centralia police were called at 1 p.m. yesterday by a man at the 300 block of West Pine Street who reported he was convinced to send money overseas to an unknown person via bank transfer. The case is still under investigation, according to the Centralia Police Department.

OTHER THEFT

• Centralia police took a report from an individual who called 911 about 4 p.m. yesterday from the 1200 block of Mellen Street, who said they loaned their cell phone to a stranger and left for a minute and when they returned, both were gone.

NIGHTTIME VISITOR ARRESTED

• A 35-year-old Centralia resident was arrested for third-degree malicious mischief after allegedly throwing a rock and breaking the glass screen door on a residence on the 600 block of Northwest Folson Street in Chehalis. Police called at 1:35 a.m. today booked Carey R. Cosgrove into the Lewis County Jail, according to the Chehalis Police Department. Cosgrove and the resident know each other, police said.

COP INTERVENES FOR THERAPEUTIC COMPANION DOG

• Morton police on Tuesday morning were called to the 500 block of Adams Avenue where an individual said he had been turned away from a business because of his therapeutic companion dog. The officer researched the state and federal law regarding service dogs and informed the individuals denying the man access that the man had the proper doctor’s paperwork and approval, according to the Morton Police Department.

FROM THE COURTHOUSE

• Prosecutors charged a 61-year-old Chehalis man yesterday with unlawful use of a building for drug purposes after arresting his grown son for allegedly selling drugs at least once from their shared home on Southwest Fourth Street, off Market Boulevard. Craig A. Godsey, 61, and Michael N. Godsey, 29, were both arrested on Wednesday, the same day a warrant was served at the residence by members of the Lewis County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team. Court documents state that twice since Jan. 1 a confidential informant purchased heroin from the younger Godsey. The father allegedly admitted to police on Wednesday he was a methamphetamine user and told them they would find a pipe in his room. A search of the son’s room allegedly turned up two baggies of suspected meth, a digital scale with a brown substance on its plate and two suspected forged checks written out to Michael Godsey, according to charging documents. Michael Godsey was charged yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court with two counts of delivery of heroin, one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, one count of possession of heroin and two counts of forgery. His bail was set at $20,000. His father’s bail was set with a $10,000 unsecured bond.

SAVING LIVES

• “It was a good day,” Chehalis Fire Department member Derek Pedersen said of his 24-hour shift that ended this morning. Firefighters and medics called at 6:45 p.m. yesterday to a home on Fourth Street for a man who was unconscious were able to revive him with CPR and by “zapping” him twice, Pedersen said. The patient was talking and laughing by the time he got to the hospital, he said. Pedersen called it miraculous, something that doesn’t happen very often.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for drugs, warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disturbance, misdemeanor theft, disorderly persons, suspicious circumstances, cat dishes and ashtrays from back patio being moved to alley … and more, among the 144  calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 6:30 a.m. today

Winlock man escapes fire that destroys house

Friday, February 12th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

A two-story house just south of Winlock was ravaged by fire yesterday evening and its sole occupant who had been sleeping escaped with minor burns.

Members of five fire departments responded to the approximately 6:10 p.m. call to the 200 block of Walter Road, according to Lewis County Fire District 15.

“The first arriving unit reported a single two-story residence with heavy involvement on the front side, the front porch and extending into the living quarters,” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Anderson said.

They fought the fire defensively, transitioning out of the active attack after about an hour and forty five minutes, Anderson said.

The roof and second floor collapsed, leaving the home and its contents as a total loss, he said.

The resident who work a night shift had been asleep, but was able to get out with just minor burns to his foot, Anderson said. Some friends took him to the hospital to be checked, he said.

A fire investigator responded to find the cause of the fire, although it didn’t appear suspicious, Anderson said. Crews were on the scene until almost 1 a.m., he said.

Morton police: Alleged Facebook shenanigans bring criminal charges

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Jennifer M. Mau looks toward her temporary defense attorney as her court hearing wraps up.

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A 36-year-old Morton woman was arrested yesterday, accused of creating a Facebook profile to make it appear her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend posted a threat.

Jennifer M. Mau was booked into the Lewis County Jail last night arrested for criminal impersonation and identity theft, however the charges filed today in Lewis County Superior Court were slightly different.

Judge James Lawler allowed her to be released on a $10,000 signature bond.

The information in charging papers gives the following account of what led to the arrest:

On Christmas Eve, an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Main Avenue in Morton where Loren Hedge said Mau, his girlfriend, informed him Amber Osmanberg had put up a message on Facebook threatening Hedge and Mau.

The message included statements such as “Just wait till you are sleeping!!”; “You got nerves.”; “I’ll go to jail, I don’t care.”; and “I’ll get you when you least expect it.”

Osmanberg, 31, was the protected party in an order restraining Hedge and Mau from contacting her.

Morton police discovered two accounts for Osmanberg on Facebook, one which appeared to have been created earlier the same day.

Osmanberg denied the message and said she knew nothing about it.

Through a series of warrants served on Facebook, Verizon and Sprint, officers learned the second Facebook profile had been created using Internet Protocol addresses owned by Mau and associated with her cell phone.

When police spoke to Mau at her home yesterday, she denied creating the Facebook account and denied having an issue with Osmanberg.

Mau is charged with second-degree identity theft, a class C felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison. She is also charged with the gross misdemeanor of malicious prosecution.

Mau is a former a criminal justice student, best known in the past locally for her private endeavors to search for missing children in high profile cases. She was convicted of insurance fraud in 2010 in Lewis County Superior Court, but three years later the Washington State Supreme Court overturned her conviction.

The arraignment in her new case is scheduled for Feb. 25.

Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge this afternoon Mau is unemployed and qualified for a court-appointed lawyer.

 

Bail set at $150,000 for Randle man accused of sexual assaulting girlfriend

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The arrest of a 21-year-old Randle resident came after the White Pass High School principal came across “disturbing” postings on Facebook which seemed to involve students and notified law enforcement on Monday.

Charging documents filed yesterday in Lewis County Superior Court state a deputy responded to the school and then spoke to former girlfriends of Nickolas J. Hardman-Schmitt and then interviewed him.

The nature of the posts reportedly made by Hardman-Schmitt were not disclosed, but the investigation led to his Monday arrest.

According to charging documents, a 19-year-old who said they dated told the deputy of an instance where Hardman-Schmitt allegedly ignored her telling him no, she did not want to have sex.

A second incident allegedly involved Hardman-Schmitt’s request to role play a rape scene and although she refused, he allegedly went ahead, putting his hands around her throat and squeezing until she saw spots, the documents allege.

During his investigation, Deputy Tim English also spoke with a 13-year-old girl who shared Facebook posts from Hardman-Schmitt in which he repeatedly asked her to be “friends with benefits”, which the girl understood to mean he wanted to have sex with her, the documents state.

Hardman-Schmitt was charged yesterday with two counts of third-degree rape and one count of second-degree assault with sexual motivation as well as felony communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Defense attorney Joely O’Rourke told the judge yesterday her client had absolutely no criminal history as a bail amount was discussed. She said he has a stable address where he resides with his father.

Lewis County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sara Beigh said the allegations were serious and requested Hardman-Schmitt be held on $150,000 bail.

O’Rourke said Hardman-Schmitt had been working as a cook at a Randle restaurant but was currently unemployed and she believed he qualified for a court appointed attorney.

Judge James Lawler set bail as prosecutors requested and signed orders prohibiting contact with the alleged victims.

Third-degree rape is a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Second-degree assault with sexual motivation holds a maximum penalty of life in prison.

The defendant was initially charged in Lewis County District Court with communication with a minor for immoral purposes, a gross misdemeanor, but that charge was dismissed and re-filed as a felony in Superior Court.

His arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 18 in Lewis County Superior Court.

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Updated at 11:51 a.m.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police took a report about 2 o’clock this morning of a 1990 Honda Accord stolen from the 1100 block of South Pearl Street. The car is described as silver in color with a black hood, according to the Centralia Police Department.

POSSIBLE BEAK-IN

• Chehalis police were called about 11:25 a.m. yesterday about a possible burglary on Southwest 10th Street off Market Boulevard. Further details were not available.

PACKAGE THEFT

• Chehalis police were called at 3 p.m. yesterday by an individual who said she was advised an item she’d ordered online had been delivered but didn’t receive it at the 600 block of Northwest West Street. The loss is about $85, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

CAR PROWL

• Police were called about 10:45 a.m. yesterday regarding the theft of a car battery, taken from an unoccupied vehicle parked at the 300 block of West Pine Street in Centralia.

FRAUD

• Jennifer M. Mau, of Morton, was arrested last night for criminal impersonation and identity theft, according to the Morton Police Department. Police Chief Roger Morningstar said he could not talk about the details, as an investigation is ongoing. Mau was booked into the Lewis County Jail.

• An individual on Southwest Cascade Avenue called Chehalis police yesterday morning about a possible attempted fraud related to his account information. Further details were not available.

• Chehalis police were called about 1 p.m. yesterday by a person on the 600 block of Southeast Washington Avenue in Chehalis regarding several incidents of identity theft and fraud. Further details were not available.

VANDALISM

• Chehalis police were contacted yesterday morning about the children’s play area being spray painted with graffiti at the 200 block of Southwest 13th Street.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disturbance, hit and run, shoplifting, suicidal person, disorderly students, loud neighbor music … and more, among the 140-plus calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending shortly before 7 a.m. today.

News brief: Investigation continues into Mandy Road death

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Lewis County Coroner’s Office today said they know blunt force injuries are what killed the man found deceased on Mandy Road last week, but the manner of his death won’t be determined until further investigation.

The body of Patrick Pemberton, 48, of Tumwater, was discovered by a passing motorist about 8 p.m. last Thursday, according to authorities.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said at the time there was no evidence of foul play and they believed Pemberton either jumped or fell from the Interstate 5 overpass above the road.

Witnesses had seen a man walking across the freeway bridge in south Lewis County, acting erratic, the sheriff’s office said.

The coroner’s office today said it has positively identified Pemberton.

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For background, read “News brief: Man’s body found on South Lewis County road” from Friday February 5, 2016, here

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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Updated at 5:55 p.m.

SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS IN RANDLE

• A 21-year-old man arrested and jailed on Monday in one case found himself facing possible new charges yesterday for incidents that allegedly occurred in November at his home on the 200 block of Silverbrook Road in Randle. Nickolas J. Hardman-Schmitt was arrested at his residence for allegedly talking about sex on Facebook with a young teen and then yesterday at the Lewis County Jail he was additionally booked for second-degree assault and two counts of third-degree rape in connection with alleged encounters with a 19-year-old woman he is acquainted with, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

FROG NEARLY STOLEN

• Chehalis police were called about 5:30 p.m. yesterday to a report that an individual got into a storage area or shed at the 200 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue and took a large wooden frog. The man was confronted and dropped the frog before leaving, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AUTO THEFT

• Centralia police were called about 4:35 a.m. today about a car missing from the parking lot in front of its owner’s home on the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue. There had been a spare key left inside the unlocked blue 1997 Nissan Altima, according to the Centralia Police Department. The license plate is AKJ 8813, according to police.

BACKYARD THEFT

• An individual called Centralia police yesterday from the 2200 block of North Tower Avenue to report a marine battery had vanished from their backyard sometime since December.

MAIL THEFT

• Police were called about 2:40 p.m. yesterday regarding mail stolen from a mailbox on the 3000 block of Russell Road in Centralia.

DRUGS

• A 29-year-old man from Toutle was arrested yesterday for possession of heroin after he was contacted by an officer who was responding to a call about unspecified suspicious circumstances in a commercial area at the 1300 block of Rush Road in Napavine. Craig D. Ballard was standing outside of a vehicle and allegedly admitted he was at the location to purchase heroin, according to court documents. The allegations include that he gave the officer a friend’s name instead of his own when asked, but subsequently acknowledged who he was. He was booked into the Lewis County Jail and charged today in Lewis County Superior Court with identity theft and possession of heroin. His bail was set at $10,000. The suspected heroin reportedly fell out of Ballard’s pocket onto the ground when Officer Noel Shields asked him take his hands out of his pockets.

SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES

• Chehalis police were called about 10:30 a.m. yesterday about a boom box abandoned in front of a retailer business at the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue which was making people nervous. The radio was wet and was thrown away by an officer, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, driving with suspended license, failure to transfer vehicle title; responses for alarm, dispute, hit and run, shoplifting, misdemeanor assault, collision on city street … and more, among the 150 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending about 4 a.m. today

News brief: Apartment fire contained to one unit in Chehalis

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The family pet is okay but the kitchen cabinets burned up when a teenager got distracted while cooking up curly fries at a Chehalis apartment yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters were called just before 4:30 p.m. when a neighbor saw smoke at the Chehalis Avenue Apartments on Southwest Third, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.

“Somebody tried putting it out with a fire extinguisher and everybody evacuated, except the dog,” Fire Capt. Rob Gebhart said.

One crew member attacked the kitchen fire while Gebhart searched for the animal, which he said was ultimately discovered sitting on a couch.

The kitchen cabinets were destroyed, a set of blinds on a sliding door melted and firefighters had to tear out some of the wall, Gebhart said. There was smoke damage as well, he said.

The lesson with the pan of oil is to never leave food cooking on the stove unattended, Gebhart said. The young man got a talking to by the fire department and was pretty distraught, according to the captain.

Another important piece of advice, is even if the particular item someone is making doesn’t call for putting the lid on the pan, it’s wise to keep the lid nearby, Gebhart said. If fire breaks out in a pan, one can cover it up with the lid and smother the flames he said.

The small dog was unhurt, he said.

Gebhart estimated the repairs could be around $15,000.

Prosecutor uncovers alleged perjured testimony, from state’s own witness

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office says it learned an expert witness it used multiple times was untruthful about her credentials, including on the witness stand in court.

Toni Nelson has worked in Lewis County as a victim’s advocate, and has testified in at three least trials, primarily about delayed reporting in sex crime cases, according to Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer.

Meyer said in the past Nelson had indicated she graduated from a specific college, but he now knows she attended there but left before earning her degree.

Meyer said she also had said she had a nursing degree and was a certified teacher, both of which she admitted to him were not true.

The prosecutor said he was given information tipping him off in early January, did some research and then two weeks ago met with her and asked her specific questions.

“We’re just trying to figure out how widespread this is, ” Meyer said today.

Nelson has worked for the White Pass Community Coalition, the Human Response Network and at one time was associated with Fresh Start, according to Meyer.

The statute of limitations for bringing charges of perjury is three years, and has passed, he said. The last time prosecutors had her testify was 2010, he said.

Meyer said so far they have found Nelson had involvement in approximately five dozen cases with the prosecutors office.

He said now he’s primarily working to contact and make sure victims and defendants are notified.

“She’s had training, but the problem is, once you’re not truthful on the stand, that taints everything you say,” Meyer said.

Centralia attorney Shane O’Rourke is representing Nelson, but indicated he’s restrained from saying specifically when or why he is hired in any client’s case.

“My function is to represent somebody who is presently having significant allegations brought,” O’Rourke said this afternoon.

O’Rourke said he understands how the prosecutor’s office, if they believe they have something like they say they do, would need to look back over cases to try to determine if it could have drastic consequences.

“I can’t talk about any of the particulars at this point,” he said. “There may come a time when I can not be vague.”

He said he’s known Nelson as a professional acquaintance for about eight years, as an individual working in social services, someone known for things such as getting up at 2 o’clock in the morning to give people rides to shelters.

“I think you’d be hard pressed to find many people who have anything negative to say about her involvement,” he said. “And people would attest to the fact that this is a person who has dedicated a huge chunk of her life and career and doing what she could to help other people.”

Sirens: Daily police and fire roundup

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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MISSING CAR

• Centralia police were called about 8:15 a.m. yesterday to the 1900 block of Honeysuckle Lane where they were told that a person known to the victim may have taken their vehicle without their permission, according to the Centralia Police Department. Missing was a gray 1997 Honda Civic with a license plate of ATW7541, according to police.

FRAUD

• Chehalis police were called yesterday morning to South Market Boulevard to take a report that an individual got a bill for cable services in the amount of about $300 related to a location in California. It appeared someone had fraudulently used her information, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

IMMORAL COMMUNICATION WITH MINOR

• The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested an individual for allegedly talking about sex on Facebook with a young teen. The case is still being investigated, so details are not being released, according to the sheriff’s office. The man was booked into the Lewis County Jail for communication with minor for immoral purposes and is scheduled to appear in Lewis County District Court today.

ON THE ROAD, OFF THE ROAD

• One individual was transported to Morton General Hospital after a single-vehicle collision on state Route 508 near Mosswood Park Road about 6:30 p.m. yesterday with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lewis County Fire District 4.

AND MORE

• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, misdemeanor assault; responses for alarm, hit and run, shoplifting, vandalism, custodial interference, protection order violation … and more, among the 136 calls for local law enforcement and / or fire-emergency medical services in the 24-hour period ending just before 7 a.m. today