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

Sheriff's Report, March 29, 2018

 

March 29, 2018

Courtesy of Genie Cary

A car crashed through the guard rail at the intersection of SR 4 and Main Street in Cathlamet mid-morning on Sunday, drawing emergency responders.

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

March 19 - 3:26 a.m. An alarm was activated at an office in Cathlamet. An officer investigated and found everything secure. 2:03 p.m. An officer was requested for a civil standby at a Puget Island address. 2:17 p.m. Two dogs left in front of an office on Main Street in Cathlamet were reported to be barking and lunging at people walking by. 2:35 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with chest pain and shortness of breath to the hospital. 4:39 p.m. A caller was concerned about a driver who had behaved erratically during a visit to a Cathlamet business. 4:55 p.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance during a vehicle stop near County Line Park.

March 20 - 10:11 a.m. An outside agency asked the sheriff's office to be on the lookout for a person who was believed to be in Cathlamet. 12:59 p.m. A caller reported seeing large pieces of asphalt on the Puget Island bridge. 1:35 p.m. The Coast Guard was notified when a caller reported seeing a small plane crash on a small Columbia River island or sand bar near County Line Park. The Coast Guard was able to pick up the pilot and transport him to Vancouver. 3:11 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with a heart problem to the hospital. 3:52 p.m. A caller reported a speeding driver on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 5:25 p.m. A caller reported that medications had been stolen from a home in Cathlamet. 7:58 p.m. A caller reported a possible illegal burn in the Elochoman Valley. 10:14 p.m. An Alger Creek resident asked for assistance after she pulled into her driveway to find a suspicious man walking to her door. The lights on a car parked nearby came on, and the vehicle followed her as she drove to a business in Rosedale. Deputies responded. When they visited the home, no one was there.

March 21 - 3:14 a.m. A concerned neighbor reported an open door at a vacant home on Puget Island. 11:11 a.m. A caller reported that he and his father had been threatened at their property on Puget Island. When deputies and an officer from state patrol responded, a person in the home on the property fired some shots. The officers backed away from the home and secured the area. SWAT was notified and barricades were set up on East Birnie Slough Road and East Sunny Sands Road. The mental health department was notified. The Wahkiakum School District was asked to reroute buses. At 4:36 p.m., the subject was taken into custody, and the home was searched for possible explosives. 2:30 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported a break in at his home. 3:14 p.m. A caller reported that his brother may have used his name when some traffic tickets had been issued. 3:25 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance was on standby for the incident involving SWAT on Puget Island. 4:40 p.m. A newspaper reporter said he had been threatened at one of the barricades on Puget Island. 7:09 p.m. After a 911 call from a Puget Island residence was hung up, dispatch called back and spoke with an individual who appeared to be a caregiver. She said someone was dying, and that she needed to talk to the mental health department. Dispatch gave her the phone number and asked if she needed an officer. She said no, the person was in pain and occasionally got violent. She reiterated that she just needed to talk to someone from the mental health department. Dispatch sought advice, and a deputy responded to the home.

March 22 - 1:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a medical pendant was activated at a Cathlamet home. 12:46 p.m. A caller reported that a person had been abusing her dog. She said he had hooked the dog to an electric fence and had been beating it with a stick. A deputy investigated. 8:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of abdominal pain.

March 23 - 1:04 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing person in the Alger Creek area. 1:43 p.m. A caller complained about two aggressive dogs on Puget Island. 2:17 p.m. A student on a bus allegedly commented that it was "a wonder that no one has shot up the school." The principal spoke to the students involved in the conversation, and the mental health department was asked to evaluate the student who allegedly made the comment.

March 24 - No reports.

March 25 - 4:59 a.m. A woman was seen walking on a Puget Island road. She said she had been kicked out of a home and was lost. She was given directions and advised to wait in the courthouse lobby until the bus arrived at 6:30 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 10:06 a.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a car went into a ditch on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 10:33 a.m. A Cathlamet resident requested extra patrols at night after sighting a suspicious vehicle and noticing that some large objects in his driveway had been moved. He suspected that someone was trying to take the items, but they had proved to be too big. 11:07 a.m. A caller reported a large boulder on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 11:45 a.m. A caller reported that an inmate at the county jail had violated a restraining order. 12:41 p.m. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified that there were large pieces of asphalt sitting in the north bound lane on the Puget Island bridge. 1:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person with neck pain. 3 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with chest pain. 9:18 p.m. A deputy euthanized a deer that had been struck by a vehicle on West Sunny Sands Road.

 

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