Sheriff's Report, September 4, 2014
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 26 — 8:57 a.m. A landlord in Skamokawa reported that a renter was attempting to sell items that belonged to the landlord; the caller was advised that it was a civil matter. 9:15 a.m. Vandalism was reported at a Cathlamet park. 9:20 a.m. A caller reported that paving scammers had returned to the Elochoman Valley; more information confirmed that the pavers were not part of the scam. 11:49 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported an online scam. 12:57 p.m. A caller reported that a possibly suicidal individual had left his Rosburg home; he was located in Pacific County. 2 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home; deputies investigated and found no sign of entry. 3:25 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that an unknown car had been parked in the area for at least a week; deputies contacted the owner who said he had authorization to park there. 3:44 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to the report of an assault in Cathlamet. 8:05 p.m. A caller reported that a cow was loose on Puget Island. 10:51 p.m. A caller reported an assault at a Cathlamet residence; deputies responded.
August 27 — 2:28 a.m. An alarm was sounded at a Rosedale business; a responsible party was contacted. 6:16 p.m. A caller reported a prowler going through someone’s property in the back of their truck at the marina; the truck owner was contacted. He had given the individual permission to leave some of his things in the back of the truck. 9:31 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island residence; a responsible party responded and found evidence of a break-in.
August 28 — 8:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Cathlamet resident who appeared to have suffered a stroke. 11:50 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale residence; a deputy found a door open. 12:50 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle being driven erratically and at slow speed on SR 4 near the western county line. 3:45 p.m. A caller reported that a man was upset about a barking dog and threw a fire cracker onto a neighbor’s property in Cathlamet. 7:17 p.m. A caller reported that she had seen a homeless individual on school grounds and asked him to leave; he complied.
August 29 — 2:52 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 10:21 a.m. A caller from a Cathlamet business reported that customers had been disturbed by homeless individual asking for money. 10:50 a.m. A deputy spoke with a transient and advised him to stay off school grounds, as it would now constitute criminal trespass. 4:23 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Puget Island resident who had fallen and was feeling ill. 5:18 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid an unconscious man in the Elochoman Valley. 5:32 p.m. A caller reported that a possible drunk driver was heading westbound on SR 4.
August 30 — 11:16 a.m. A deputy and the District 4 Fire Department responded to an illegal burn in the Rosedale area. 12:19 p.m. A caller asked for assistance when an elderly family member became violent; a deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. Mental health was notified. 2:31 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg residence; a deputy reported that all was clear. 3:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Rosedale resident who had fallen and hit her head. 4:01 p.m. A fanny pack was found in the Elochoman Valley area. 5:39 p.m. A caller reported being approached by a hitchhiker on SR 4 in the Rosburg area; the hitchhiker became combative. 8:24 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a family member was suicidal; a deputy responded and a representative from mental health was en route.
August 31 — 9:48 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident who had fallen earlier in the day and was not answering his phone; a deputy tried to make visual contact but the individual would not come to the door. The deputy would try again later. 11:18 a.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Cathlamet resident who was ill and unable to walk. 12:10 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that someone had vandalized his ATV. 2:53 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious man; a deputy made contact with the individual who said he was playing a game and when he had asked a woman for help, she freaked out. The deputy advised the man to play the game by himself. 5:25 p.m. A deputy and the District 4 Fire Department responded to an illegal burn in the Elochoman Valley. 5:35 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a Rosedale resident who had hurt his back. 5:45 p.m. A caller reported that a large number of tires had been dumped on the side of a Grays River roadway; the Department of Transportation will handle it after September 1. 6:33 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained about loud music in the area; a deputy was unable to locate the source. 10:57 p.m. A burglar alarm was activated at a Puget Island business; a deputy responded and spoke with the owner. 10:57 p.m. Four juveniles were seen roaming around Cathlamet. When confronted by the caller, they became mouthy and ran off. A deputy made contact and advised them to go home. 23:02 p.m. Gunshots were heard in the vicinity of the marina.
September 1 — 12:22 a.m. Four or more juveniles were seen hanging around a Rosedale business, acting suspicious. 2:06 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale business; a responsible party was notified. 12:01 p.m. A Rosedale resident requested help from a mental health professional after having suicidal thoughts; a mental health professional was en route.