Sheriff's Report, August 14, 2014
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 4 – 8:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transferred a man with chest pain from the clinic to Lifeflight. 3:46 p.m. A landlord requested a welfare check on a resident in Cathlamet but cancelled the request when the resident was located. 3:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet residence for an unknown reason; transport was refused. 5:01 p.m. The owner of a fifth wheel trailer reported the theft of several items and damage to the trailer while it was parked next to a Skamokawa business. 5:20 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported the theft of aluminum parts from his property. 10:26 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid an ailing Rosedale resident.
August 5 – 10:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid an Elochoman Valley resident who was having tremors. 10:32 a.m. A Little Cape Horn resident reported an unknown vehicle without plates and with the key in the ignition in his driveway; the owner was located and en route. 12:33 p.m. A Skamokawa resident found three stray pigs in her yard. 12:46 and 1:04 p.m. A caller reported that a mother frequently left her two small children with strangers. 2:37 p.m. A driver was taken into custody for DUI. 4:36 p.m. Power went out at a Puget Island residence; the PUD was notified. An investigation found that the problem was on the homeowner’s side and the PUD advised. 4:39 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to the report of a one vehicle accident on the east side of KM. 5:23 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Rosedale man who thought he was having a diabetic reaction. 6 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle on the side of SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 9:58 p.m. A caller reported that two cows had gotten loose in the Skamokawa area; the owner was located and sent a family member to check on the cows. 11:17 p.m. A driver was taken into custody after failing a sobriety test.
August 6 – 7:48 a.m. A motion alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business. 10:44 a.m. A caller reported a car on the side of the road on SR 4 just west of County Line Park. 2:11 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported an injured horned owl in the driveway. 4:31 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded to the report of a brush fire in the Skamokawa area. 8:47 p.m. A motorist complained about a slow moving vehicle heading westbound on SR 4 that was holding up traffic. 9:33 p.m. A skateboarder who needed a place to stay requested assistance after arriving early for the Downhill Corral; a spot was found for him.
August 7 – 8:30 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 4:19 p.m. A bike was found at the marina. 7:27 p.m. A subject was taken into custody after a vehicle stop. 10:20 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a woman carrying a machete had come to the door with two small children and asked to use the phone after her boyfriend had stranded them there.
August 8 – 9:43 a.m. The alarm was activated at the Bank of America ATM in Cathlamet. 9:51 p.m. A caller reported that construction vehicles hauling lumber had been speeding past their home on Puget Island for a couple days. 10:11 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that someone had attempted to steal metal from his property. 10:19 a.m. A caller complained about skateboarders on Cathlamet streets; deputies spoke with the Downhill Corral event coordinator. 11:49 a.m. A caller complained about a traffic jam in Cathlamet due to Downhill Corral skateboarding activities. 2:18 p.m. A caller complained about skateboarders on Cathlamet streets. 2:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance treated a skateboarder with a hand injury. 5:02 p.m. A caller reported that a man was drinking a beer and riding a bike in and out of traffic on a Puget Island road. 5:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a youth with trauma to his face. 6:06 p.m. A caller reported a steady stream of skateboarders and two buses parked in the middle of a Cathlamet street, blocking traffic. 6:45 p.m. A caller complained about pedestrians walking in the middle of a Cathlamet street.
August 9 – 8:08 a.m. A caller reported harassment. 10:51 a.m. A caller reported being contacted 31 times despite a no contact order. 11:39 a.m. A caller reported being “approached by a person with a problem.” 12:07 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle in the ditch in the Rosburg area. 12:29 p.m. A caller reported that there were eight cars parked in a fire lane in Cathlamet. 1:01 p.m. A child had been taken from her grandmother’s home in Kelso to Cathlamet. 1:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid someone with an unknown medical problem in Cathlamet. 3:39 p.m. Two people were heard arguing loudly outside a Cathlamet residence. 5:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a woman who had had an allergic reaction. 6:44 p.m. A caller reported seeing a boat nearly tip over twice while heading westbound on the Columbia River; the Coast Guard was contacted and advised that it was normal sailing behavior. 6:47 p.m. Deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance and the District 4 Fire Department responded to a motorcycle accident on SR 4 near Flandersville; Lifeflight was activated and transported the injured rider. 8:42 p.m. Expensive tools were left unattended behind the grade school in Cathlamet; a deputy agreed to take a look. 11:25 p.m. A caller reported a loud party on Puget Island; a deputy made contact with the homeowner who said he was having a large family gathering and would attempt to calm things down.
August 10 – 12:23 a.m. People were heard racing dirt bikes or quads on a Puget Island road. 12:37 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported a suspicious slow moving vehicle driving back and forth in the neighborhood; the driver sped up when seen according to the caller. 1:28 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a suspicious vehicle had been on their property and had returned after being confronted to go down a nearby driveway. 9:14 a.m. A Cathlamet resident asked to have her dog transported to the vet; the resident was informed that the sheriff’s office did not transport animals and was advised to call the vet. 9:51 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Rosedale resident who was having difficulty breathing. 11:22 a.m. A woman complained of hearing voices; a deputy and an advocate from mental health responded. 1:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a young man who had sustained a shoulder injury. 3:50 p.m. A caller reported an assault; the report was declared unfounded due to mental health issues. 4:09 p.m. A motorboat with engine issues was found tied to pilings on the north end of Puget Island; Coast Guard was notified. The caller reported that a fisherman had returned to tow the boat. 4:31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance treated a young man with leg trauma. 5:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance treated a young man with abrasions. 5:28 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a young man with a possible head injury; he refused treatment. 6:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded to aid a Puget Island resident who was unresponsive; Lifeflight was activated. 7:31 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle driving slowly around the Skamokawa area.
August 11 – 4:20 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that intoxicated people were parked in front of his residence and had woken him up with their singing. 4:37 a.m. A driver ran out of gas on an Elochoman Valley road; she had abandoned her vehicle, which was not blocking the roadway, and would return during the day to retrieve it. 6:31 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that sheep had gotten loose.