Sheriff's Report, May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 24 — 3:46 p.m. An individual reported a hit and run involving a parked vehicle in Cathlamet. 4:41 p.m. An alarm was activated at the refuge office. 5:06 p.m. A caller reported that several medications, including narcotics, were stolen from her home. She admitted that her door had been unlocked. She said she needed to file a report in order to get a refill. 5:45 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded to a Puget Island address when large flames were seen on the shore. 6:05 p.m. A caller reported that drivers were regularly speeding on Columbia Street. 6:17 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident.
April 25 — 7 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a resident on West Valley Road. 8:21 a.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance in the Alger Creek area. 12:44 p.m. A student at a Cathlamet school was reported to be in possession of marijuana. 5:13 p.m. A restraining order had been violated in Rosedale. 7:18 p.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at a Deep River address. It turned out to be a false alarm. 8:52 p.m. A mental health professional asked a deputy to accompany him to a Puget Island home where he was going to evaluate a suicidal individual.
April 26 — 12:36 a.m. The sheriff’s office was advised by an outside agency to use caution if they approached a particular individual who was schizophrenic, possibly suicidal, using meth, and carrying a firearm. The man had threatened his ex-girlfriend, a Cathlamet resident. 10:15 a.m. A caller reported that he was being harassed by someone who was continually calling about renewing the warranty on his car. A deputy reported that several local people had been receiving the same phone call. 11:19 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Puget Island. 12:55 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 2:45 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that he had asked an unknown person who had parked his vehicle on his property to move it. Two hours later, the vehicle was still there. At 3:15 p.m., the vehicle was moved. 4:31 p.m. A caller reported that an older adult in the Cathlamet area was being mentally abused and financially exploited. The caller also said that the alleged abuser had threatened to kill her and had vandalized a vehicle with a hatchet. 4:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of lethargy. 5:28 p.m. The gate at the county shop was found open and a door was found unlocked. 7:51 p.m. A caller reported that a transformer had blown on Puget Island. The PUD was notified. 9:30 p.m. A driver was taken into custody during a vehicle stop on SR 4 near Flandersville after failing a field sobriety test.
April 27 — 11:15 a.m. A sexual assault was reported at a Puget Island home. Child Protective Services was notified. 5:18 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that her cat was missing. 5:21 p.m. A caller reported that the traffic lights on the Puget Island bridge were not working properly. The caller said that the light had been green for traffic going both directions at the same time. A person from the Washington Department of Transportation said that was impossible and he had no one available to check it out. 10:55 p.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance.
April 28 — 10:25 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have had a stroke. Life Flight was activated. 2:15 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a vehicle had been abandoned on his property. 2:52 p.m. A caller reported that a driver was speeding and not obeying flaggers on SR 4 near Flandersville. 4:43 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported hearing a lot of gunfire. 5:12 p.m. A driver was cited for speed on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 6:04 p.m. The sheriff’s office was asked to be on the lookout for a possibly suicidal individual driving from Chehalis. The request was canceled at 11:12 p.m. 8:34 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported an injured owl. Dispatch gave the caller the number to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. She called back when she found out they were closed for the weekend. 10:41 p.m. A driver was cited for speed on SR 4 in the Deep River area. 11:21 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Alger Creek resident with shoulder and neck pain.
April 29 — 11:58 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. A responsible party was notified. 12:42 p.m. A caller reported seeing a possible stolen vehicle. A deputy responded and determined it was not the stolen vehicle. 3:24 p.m. A driver was cited for failing to renew his registration. 4:20 p.m. A driver was cited for an expired registration. 5:40 p.m. A caller reported that an eagle had struck a power line and died and was now in his yard on Puget Island. The matter was referred to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 7:05 p.m. A caller reported a theft after UPS tracked packages that had been delivered to the wrong address. The caller went to the home, but the residents would not speak to her. 7:15 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor’s vehicle door had been ajar for a couple days. The neighbor was out of town. 7:34 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the Deep River area. 10:23 p.m. A caller reported that lights were on at a Rosedale home. The home was for sale and lights had not been on for some time.
April 30 — 4:51 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who had broken his leg in the Beaver Creek area. 8:27 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 9:30 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a clinic patient complained of shortness of breath, chest pain, and elevated blood pressure. The patient did not want an ambulance.