The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, August 31, 2017

 

August 31, 2017



Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:

August 21--8:26 a.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding west of Cathlamet on SR 4. 3:32 p.m. Officers and the Grays River Fire Department responded to a tractor fire. 5:26 p.m. An officer arrested a person after stopping a vehicle on West Little Island Road.

August 22--9:39 a.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 at Cathlamet. 2:36 p.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. 3:25 p.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. A Rosedale resident asked to talk to officers about a disturbance which happened earlier in the day. 8:59 p.m. A Middle Valley resident reported a young man and woman had met and were now under a bridge; no one was around when an officer arrived.

August 23--7:51 a.m. A caller reported someone was stealing from a food bank. 10:18 a.m. Grays River and Naselle ambulance crews were dispatched to aid a man with a dislocated shoulder on KM Mountain. 12:08 p.m. A communications officer received two suspicious 911 calls in which women were heard crying in the background; deputies investigated. 2:40 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid a woman who had fallen; she refused transport and went to a doctor by private vehicle. 4:11 p.m. A caller reported someone had stolen money from a cash box at a Columbia Street address. 6:56 p.m. A driver was arrested in Rosedale for driving while license was suspended.

August 24--3:02 p.m. A Westend resident reported someone might be dumping sewage near the Crooked Creek Bridge on Altoona-Pillar Rock Road. 3:39 p.m. 3:59 p.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 at the passing lanes near the Cowlitz County line. 8:46 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said a man carrying a clipboard was walking around the neighborhood and claimed to be surveying satellite dish reception; he was gone when an officer arrived.

August 25--9:01 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a man carrying a tablet and talking about TV dish billing came to the residence the previous evening; the caller suspected the man was casing the residence. 11:54 a.m. A caller reported someone was trying to use fraudulent prescriptions. 5 p.m. a caller reported a man and a woman, possibly homeless, were apparently living in bushes in Erickson Park; an officer found no signs that anyone was living in the park. 7:31 p.m. A caller reported a maroon Ford pickup with an Idaho plate was driving eastbound at a high rate of speed on SR 4 near Deep River; the state patrol was advised. 7:54 p.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. 9:17 p.m. A caller reported a possibly drunken driver westbound on SR 4 at the passing lanes near the Cowlitz County line; an officer observed the vehicle and saw no violations.

August 26--6:45 a.m. A motorist reported striking a deer on the Elochoman Valley Road; it was gone when an officer arrived. 8:18 a.m. A Rosedale resident said young people were snooping in mailboxes and unoccupied mobile homes; an officer investigated. 10:56 a.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. 3:12 p.m. A caller reported losing two small dogs in Cathlamet near the museum. 6:25 p.m. A caller reported a man with a large backpack had defecated along SR 4 just east of Rosburg; he was gone when an officer arrived. 7:14 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Salmon Creek Road residence to aid a person who was in and out of consciousness. 9:52 p.m. A caller reported a loud party on Puget Island; an officer checked and saw it was limited to a garage. 9:57 p.m. A caller reported awaking to the sound of the screen door being ripped.

August 27--4:46 a.m. A caller on Fern Hill complained that a dog is barking every night, all night long; the caller was advised the county has no ordinance for noise complaints. 8:56 a.m. An officer cited a driver on SR 4 for having no vehicle insurance. 11:04 a.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. 11:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance was dispatched to aid a Cape Horn resident who was very ill. 11:31 a.m. An officer cited a driver for speeding and having no valid operator's license on SR 4 at the passing lanes near the Cowlitz County line. 12:01 p.m. A caller reported the driver of a white CRV east bound on SR 4 near Skamokawa was speeding and passing cars on corners. 2:04 p.m. A caller reported a woman in a silver hatchback SUV had tried to run them off Oak Point Road. 2:34 p.m. A Rosedale business reported a young person had taken $150 worth of food without paying and headed east on SR 4 in a white pickup with an Oregon plate; the state patrol and Cowlitz County were advised. 3:59 p.m. A caller reported being harassed at Skamokawa Vista Park. 6:23 p.m. An East Valley resident said a white dog had once again gone into a barn and eaten eggs. 9:40 p.m. A motorist reported that while he was traveling on SR 409 to Puget Island, he met a lifted pickup that was in his lane; he had to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision; the lifted truck also had bright lights on, and when the caller flashed his lights, the driver of the lifted truck had turned on a light bar and blinded the caller, almost running him off the road; a deputy was advised and couldn't locate the vehicle. 10:11 p.m. A caller reported hearing people in Erickson Park, which was closed for the night; a deputy made contact.

August 28--1:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid the state patrol at a vehicle stop in Skamokawa. 7:19 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported seeing an apparently unoccupied boat anchored with three fishing lines visible; an officer checked and said the boat was occupied.

During the week, officers issued 22 warnings to drivers for speed, improper passing, expired registration, failure to yield, leaving the lane of travel, cell phone in hand and failure to signal a turn.

 

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