Sheriff's Report, August 7, 2014
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 29--10:48 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a family member was trespassing; the subject was not on scene when a deputy arrived, and the caller was advised to obtain protective orders. 1:48 p.m. An alarm monitoring company called to report that an alarm had been activated at a residence on the east side of the county. 4:17 p.m. A man reported that his wallet had been stolen from his parked vehicle while he used the portable restroom at the Washington State Fish and Wildlife parking lot in the Elochoman Valley; when he called the bank to cancel his cards he was informed that one of them had been used at a gas station in Longview. 6:20 p.m. A caller requested assistance in contacting his son regarding a dispute; he requested a deputy’s presence as well. 9:20 p.m. The previous caller reported that his son had not shown up to discuss the money and property that he had taken; his son sent his wife instead, and the caller said she was rude and belligerent. A deputy advised the caller to get a lawyer and file a complaint in their home county in California. 9:46 p.m. A caller reported that a parent and three juveniles had threatened her and her son at the pool in Cathlamet; the problem had been escalating for some time.
July 30 – 8:13 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that someone had shot a hole through his window. 9:20 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer in a neighbor’s yard; Fish and Wildlife were notified, but they would not respond because the deer was on private property and appeared to have died of natural causes. 1:17 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported an assault. 3:09 p.m. A caller reported that two juveniles were playing on the pilings in the river at County Line Park. 11:18 p.m. A caller reported that a loud group was causing a disturbance in Deep River.
July 31 – 12:13 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to the report of a possible heart attack at a Cathlamet address. 8:15 a.m. A Skamokawa resident who was in the process of moving reported that her landlord had threatened to “get a gun and shoot” if she didn’t leave the premises the night before. 8:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Cathlamet resident who was incoherent. 10:08 p.m. Children's Protective Services (CPS) requested assistance at a Cathlamet residence. 11:36 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a patient from the clinic to the hospital in Longview; the patient may have suffered a stroke. 12:22 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle, headed eastbound on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area was all over the roadway. 2:13 p.m. A caller reported that someone in a dump truck was going door to door in the Elochoman Valley claiming that he was trying to sell unused asphalt from a job at a neighbor’s house; the caller was concerned that it might be a scam. 2:33 p.m. A caller that had been involved in a recent trade/sale of firearms reported that after he decided not to pursue the deal, he was unable to contact the other party and collect his property. 2:36 p.m. A deputy was requested to stand by during an eviction. 4:48 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department and a deputy responded to the report of a controlled burn that had gotten out of control on Puget Island. 6:10 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that they were out of water; the city water supervisor was notified.
August 1 – 7:38 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported hearing a “boom” and then the power went out; the PUD was notified. 10:51 a.m. A caller reported that horses were loose in the Skamokawa area. 11:54 a.m. A caller reported that a driver had become “confrontational” on the ferry. 12:05 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a possible embezzlement. 12:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 1:41 p.m. A caller reported seeing two men in a van trying to steal a dog in Deep River. 2:31 p.m. A caller reported that a helicopter was spraying chemicals in the Elochoman Valley, including her property; she had not been consulted. 5:59 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported child abuse. 10:08 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Rosedale resident who had fallen.
August 2 – 9:38 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to the report of an illegal burn on Puget Island. 11:02 a.m. A caller reported a dispute regarding items that had belonged to someone who is now deceased. 12:48 p.m. A caller reported being the victim of a paving scam. 1:39 p.m. A caller reported that two teens of the opposite sex went into the bathroom of a local business and were in there for several minutes. 2:35 p.m. A motorist reported that he had hit a deer and that it was in the westbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 4:16 p.m. A subject was taken into custody for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
August 3 – 8:05 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Cathlamet resident who was ill. 2:07 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a missing dog. 3:00 p.m. A deputy and the Grays River ambulance responded to the report of a motor home in a ditch in the Grays River area. 10:02 p.m. A caller reported being tailgated by an erratically driven vehicle on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area.