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

Sheriff's Report, October 26, 2017

 

October 26, 2017

Diana Zimmerman

The District 4 Fire Department, along with Wahkiakum Fire Districts 1 and 2, the Cathlamet Fire Department and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a house fire on Crown Camp Road in the Elochoman Valley on Saturday night. "Crews did a good job protecting surrounding structures especially considering the limited water supply in the upper Elochoman Valley," District 4 Chief Matt Beaulaurier said. "The severe weather and darkness made fire suppression more challenging, both by slowing response due to poor road conditions and making it more difficult to safely operate on the scene." No injuries were reported.

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

October 16 - 8:11 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Rosedale residence to aid an individual who was having trouble breathing.

October 17 - 11:00 a.m. An individual in Rosedale was taken into custody. 6:27 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that someone had taken an apple from one of his trees. He was certain it was not a deer. 9:21 p.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and a representative from the mental health department responded to a Cathlamet home after a suicidal individual drank too much cough syrup.

October 18 - 2:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had chest pain. 4:26 p.m. A caller reported a speeding, westbound vehicle weaving in and out of traffic on SR 4. The caller believed the driver may have clipped his vehicle. 5:13 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident. 6:37 p.m. An alarm was activated at an Elochoman area business. A deputy found two doors open. A responsible party was contacted. 7:10 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had broken down and was blocking a lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 7:37 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on SR 4 in the Flandersville area. 9:42 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen and hurt her back. She refused transport.

October 19 - 2:16 a.m. A caller reported that some small six inch rocks had fallen into the westbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 1:28 p.m. An employee at the Skamokawa post office reported that he had found a man sleeping on the floor when he came in to work that morning. He requested more building checks from deputies. 5:36 p.m. A caller was trying to make contact with an individual camping in Skamokawa, as well as get him some assistance because his tent was leaking. Health and Human Services were contacted, and arrangements for the individual and his family were made for the next two nights. 9:04 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Alger Creek resident. He was located, and asked to make contact with the caller who had been concerned.

October 20 - 12:39 p.m. A caller reported seeing two juveniles climbing over a gate in a fenced area in Cathlamet. It turned out they were involved in a school project and had permission to be there. 12:53 p.m. Child Protective Services requested deputy assistance for a home inspection in Rosedale. 5:13 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a vehicle stop in the Elochoman Valley. 6:57 p.m. A caller who was camping at Vista Park reported a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle near the bathrooms. 8:45 p.m. A caller reported that a juvenile had run away. The youth returned five hours later. 11:07 p.m. A caller was concerned about her father who was not at his Grays River home. He was later located in Aberdeen.

October 21 - 4:11 a.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet home. An individual was taken into custody. A juvenile was taken into protective custody. She escaped custody in Longview outside the hospital. She was later located and returned to the hospital. 5:35 a.m. A power outage was reported at a Puget Island home. The resident used his nebulizer in his car while he waited for power to go back on. The PUD was notified. 9:30 a.m. A power outage was reported in Rosburg. The PUD was notified and power was restored at 10:58 a.m. 10:22 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that he had been chased back into his house by something the night before. He had also seen a coyote acting strangely. A second caller reported a similar event two nights earlier. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 12:30 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Rosedale home. An individual left the scene. A representative from the mental health department responded. 5:22 p.m. A small landslide was reported on a Deep River road. 6:58 p.m. A caller reported arcing power lines in the Rosburg area. The PUD was notified. The representative said that they would respond if the power went out or there was a fire but there was no danger at that time. 7:05 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking both lanes of Altoona-Pillar Rock Road. 7:43 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 in Skamokawa. 8:01 p.m. A caller reported that an Elochoman Valley home was on fire. Homeowners were on scene, but had been living in a trailer nearby. Deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance and the District 4 Fire Department responded. A fire investigator was requested. 8:15 p.m. A power outage was reported on West Valley Road in Skamokawa after a tree came down and was blocking both lanes of traffic. The PUD and the county road department were notified. The tree was cleared and power was restored by 9:59 p.m. 9:30 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had gotten caught in flood water on Loop Road and that a good samaritan was trying to help. Deputies, the Grays River ambulance, and the Grays River Fire Department rescued the car and all parties involved.

October 22 - 12:03 a.m. A caller reported that an Elochoman Valley culvert was plugged and causing flooding. The county road department responded and cleared it. 1:25 a.m. A caller reported that a transformer had blown in the Elochoman Valley and caused a power outage at a couple homes. The PUD was notified. Because some wires were down, the PUD killed the power, which was restored at 6:56 a.m. 2:27 a.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded when a caller reported that a power line was down in the trees in the Rosburg area. At 8:01, a caller said there was smoke rising from the area. 5:47 a.m. A caller reported that the house fire in the Elochoman Valley had flared up again. The District 4 Fire Department responded. 9:50 a.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded to a brush fire in Rosburg caused by a downed power line. 11:54 a.m A caller reported a tree in the power lines in the Alger Creek area. The PUD investigated and talked with the homeowner. It was decided that the matter could be attended to the next day. 2:03 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a vehicle stop in Skamokawa. 6:08 p.m. A caller reported a driver with a suspended license had gotten behind the wheel of a vehicle after leaving a bar. 6:44 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that her water was brown. She was advised that it was probably due to fire activity the night before and to run the water until it was clear again.

 

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