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

Sheriff's Report, July 26, 2018


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

July 16 — 9:52 p.m. A generous Puget Island resident told an acquaintance he could keep his trailer on her property until he could make other arrangements after he notified her that he had left it there. He is now living in it and refuses to leave. A deputy tried to make contact with the man but he was not there. 2:41 p.m. A caller reported that an individual was on her Puget Island property even though she had told him he could only be there when she was home. He said he was there to pick up his belongings, but the caller said all his things were already gone.

July 17 — 8:11 a.m. A caller reported two suspicious people with shovels by the Welcome to Cathlamet sign. They were planting flowers. 9:09 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who had fallen down some stairs. 3:12 p.m. A caller reported a truck parked in a blind spot on a Skamokawa road. 4:45 p.m. The Town of Cathlamet was notified after someone reported low water pressure at an Elochoman Valley home.

July 18 — 8:53 a.m. A vehicle struck a Skamokawa resident’s cat. 10:28 a.m. An individual was taken into custody on a felony warrant in the Elochoman Valley. 12:44 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded to the report of a brush fire on Puget Island. The homeowner was able to put it out. 1:51 p.m. The sheriff’s office was notified that a vehicle was being repossessed from an Elochoman Valley home. 2:53 p.m. A motorist complained after almost being rear ended by the vehicle behind him three times on SR 4.

July 19 — 12:34 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet home after an assault was reported. An individual was taken into custody.

July 20 — 3:28 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island residence. A deputy checked the home at 11:27 a.m. and found everything secure. 12:13 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 4:33 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle speeding in the Cathlamet area. 9:39 p.m. A caller reported that her car had broken down and that she had been stuck on the side of SR 4 in the Rosedale area for seven hours. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle. 11:44 p.m. Two unknown people were seen going through the contents of a garage in Cathlamet.

July 21 — 7:11 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with respiratory issues. 9:06 a.m. A caller asked that a vehicle still parked on Main Street be towed so the street could be cleared for Bald Eagle Days. The tow was canceled when the owner showed up. 9:51 a.m. A caller reported a cow on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. 3:17 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a youth with a bee sting. 6:46 p.m. A caller reported seeing a suspicious man on the sheriff’s office’s boat in the marina. A deputy responded later, but nothing appeared to be missing or damaged. 8:57 p.m. A caller reported a cow on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area.

July 22 — 8:57 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked behind an Elochoman Valley home. 11:32 a.m. A tree or large branch had fallen into one lane of travel on Beaver Creek Road. 12:34 p.m. A caller was concerned about a ferry passenger who appeared to be confused and in emotional distress. 1:02 p.m. A second call came in about the ferry passenger who was now at a business in Cathlamet. Someone picked her up. 11:35 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported an unknown vehicle parked in his driveway. He spoke to the driver who said his girlfriend was at the neighbor’s house. The resident called his neighbor and found out this wasn’t true. Another caller reported that a woman was in a neighbor’s yard, taking something from a car. A deputy responded and one individual was detained for about 45 minutes. After some investigation it appeared that the woman was known and may have some mental health issues. A request for the pair to be trespassed was dropped.

July 23 — 1:36 p.m. Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident after a car landed on its top in a ditch on SR 4 near Miller Point Road. A deputy made contact with the driver, who had abandoned the vehicle. He was trying to get a tow.


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