Barn burns on King Road early Saturday. / Courtesy photo by Katie Larson
WINLOCK BARN DESTROYED BY FIRE
• A barn on the 800 block of King Road outside Winlock burned to the ground early Saturday morning, according to Lewis County Fire District 15. Firefighters from four departments called out about 2:30 a.m. were on the scene until after 5 a.m., Firefighter Patrick Jacobson said. They kept the blaze from spreading to a nearby newer shop building, he said. There were no animals inside and no injuries, but some 300 bales of hay, a pickup truck and remodeling materials were destroyed, according to Jacobson. The cause is under investigation.
DEPUTY KICKED IN THE SHIN
• A 75-year-old Chehalis-area man was arrested for kicking a deputy in the shin following a call about a dispute at the 300 block of Prairie Road outside of Chehalis on Friday. Arriving deputies found Doyle E. Miller, 75 and his son intoxicated and on the ground fighting, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning. The deputies tried to separate the two and at one point, Miller stopped, looked at a deputy, kicked him and told him to leave him alone, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Miller was booked into the Lewis County Jail for third-degree assault and resisting arrest, Brown said.
MAN THREATENED WITH BASEBALL BAT, KNIFE
• Deputies arrested a 27-year-old Onalaska man after he allegedly threatened his brother with a baseball bat and a 12-inch knife on Friday. Deputies called about 10 p.m. to the 2200 block of Hogue Road outside Chehalis were told that Zim I. Hall, 27, was upset about being told to be quiet and hit his brother in the side of the head with a lamp, and then threatened to kill him, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said. Hall was booked into the Lewis County Jail for felony harassment and fourth-degree assault, Brown said.
• A deputy was called about 10 p.m. last night to the 100 block of Deer Park Lane in Packwood where the owner of a vacation cabin had arrived to find the front door open and chocolate milk and food splattered on the walls and floor, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. A large window was smashed and two holes were found in the walls, according to the sheriff’s office. The damage is estimated at $1,000.
• A resident returning home about 3 a.m. on Sunday to the 1900 block of South Market Boulevard found their front door open and a big screen television missing, according to Chehalis police. A window at the apartment had been left open, according to police. Also taken was $400 cash, detective Sgt. Rick McNamara said.
• An officer called about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to a small RV park at the south end of Yardbirds Mall on the 2100 block of North National Avenue was told somebody broke into an unlocked travel trailer and stole $200, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
• A deputy was called Saturday to the 100 block of Vernon Road southwest of Chehalis about a theft. Someone entered through an open garage door and stole tools, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Somebody stole a half gallon of milk and other items when they burglarized an Onalaska area home sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Also taken from the residence on the 200 block of Leonard Road were a Palm Pilot, a power cord and $40 in coins, the sheriff’s office reported this morning.
• A security alarm at Washington Elementary School in Centralia sounding abut 2:20 a.m. this morning apparently scared away someone trying to break in, according to the Centralia Police Department. Nothing was taken from the building on the 800 block of Field Avenue, according to police.
• Centralia police were looking for a man with “bushy reddish hair” following an attempted vehicle prowl early this morning on the 300 block of Denny Way. An officer called about 4:40 a.m. reported the subject had entered a fenced area when the homeowner found him but then fled.
• Somebody prowled a pickup truck on Southwest Snively Avenue in Chehalis, according to a report made to police on Friday morning.
• Police called about shoplifting at Wal-Mart around noon on Friday ended up booking two people into jail for possession of drugs. Bradley A. Revay, 21, of Oakville was arrested after a small amount of suspected heroin was found in his pocket, according to the Chehalis Police Department. His companion, Kristen K. Schmotzer, 25, of Castle Rock, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, detective Sgt. Rick McNamara said. A referral was made for possible charging on the shoplifting from the retailer on the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue, according to McNamara.
• A 21-year-old Toledo woman was hospitalized with what were described as minor injuries after a deer ran out in front of her car causing it to crash yesterday near Toledo. The woman was traveling on Smokey Valley Road about 10:40 a.m. when her call hit a ditch and rolled, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. It was totaled, Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown said.