HISSY FIT AT WAL-MART LANDS DAD IN JAIL
• Police were called to the parking lot at Wal-Mart yesterday after a 26-year-old man allegedly shoved his wife, broke a mirror off a nearby car and chucked it, striking their 3-year-old daughter. “He was upset for some reason,” Sgt. Gary Wilson said. The injuries to the little girl were very, very minor, but Antonio R. Pagano was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment, and referred for possible other charges such as fourth-degree assault and malicious mischief, according to Wilson.
THREE ESCAPE ROLLOVER WRECK
• Two teenage girls and a 20-year-old Morton man were injured in a car accident in which their vehicle rolled three or more times late last night on the Champion Haul Road at milepost three near Glenoma, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy contacted the trio just after midnight at a residence on Glenoma Road and learned they suffered injuries such as lacerations, according to the sheriff’s office. Chief Civl Deputy Stacy Brown said she she did not know how they got from the scene to the residence, but the 17-year-old unlicensed female driver was cited for reckless driving. The 2005 Ford Escort was totaled, Brown said.
SCHOOL MARKED WITH GANG TAG
• Somebody left “gang-style” graffiti on an outside door at Centralia Middle School, according to the Centralia Police Department. An officer yesterday wrote in a report that “13″ and “sur” were found etched onto the door.
PERSONNEL CUTS SHRINK MORTON PD
• Budgetary constraints have prompted layoffs at the Morton Police Department. Chief Dan Mortensen said he had to let go one of his two paid police officers and his police clerk. The changes took effect last Wednesday, Mortensen said.
INTRUDER MADE HIMSELF COZY
• Police found fingerprints and possible DNA evidence left inside a Mossyrock thrift store after a discovery someone broke in and spent the night while it was closed for three days. The intruder took a shower and created a makeshift bed, but then took clothing, knives and about $15 cash when they departed, according to Chief Jeremy Stamper. The burglary at the 100 block of Williams Street was discovered last Thursday morning, Stamper said. He also has a “person of of interest”, Stamper said.