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

Sheriff's Report, August 2, 2018


August 2, 2018

Diana Zimmerman

A driver went off the road in a three vehicle accident on SR 4 near Deep River Camp on Saturday. No injuries were reported in the accident, but the three in the vehicle pictured here were transported to the hospital by the Grays River ambulance.

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

July 23 - 1:24 p.m. Lifeflight was activated after a deputy, state patrol, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an accident involving a motorhome and a motorcycle on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 2:16 p.m. A deputy was asked to pick up a Social Security card that had been found at a Rosedale business. 7:25 p.m. A Puget Island resident believed that someone had been shooting his animals. 10:51 p.m. The sheriff's office attempted to locate an individual who was wanted for assault.

July 24 - 10:37 a.m. An alarm was activated at an east county home. 12:41 p.m. A caller requested a deputy to speak to an individual in Rosedale. 1:20 p.m. A caller reported that two bales of hay were in the middle of a Skamokawa road. 2:43 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a child at a Rosburg home. 3:32 p.m. The sheriff's office was notified that 3rd Street in Cathlamet would be closed temporarily for repairs. 5:36 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that his neighbor was intoxicated and urinating out his front door and not for the first time. A deputy spoke with the individual.

July 25 - 6:43 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. 8:47 a.m. A Skamokawa road was washed out. The county road department was notified. 9:24 a.m. A slide was blocking both lanes of SR 4 near County Line Park. Cowlitz County and state patrol were notified. 12:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with low oxygen levels to the hospital. 4:01 p.m. A Rosedale resident complained about ongoing problems with a neighbor's dog. A deputy spoke with the owner, who said she was aware that she needed to fill out paperwork for the dog which had been listed as potentially dangerous, but had not done so. She was advised to take care of it the next day. 5:03 p.m. A truck was blocking one lane of a Cathlamet street after it had broken down. 5:36 p.m. An old controlled burn reignited in Deep River. The Grays River Fire Department responded. 7:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen.

July 26 - 4:00 a.m. A large limb had fallen from a tree and was blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 just west of Nassa Point. 11:13 a.m. A bicyclist reported an aggressive dog on West Sunny Sands. The owner said he was planning to purchase a wireless fence. 2:22 p.m. A Cathlamet juvenile was reported missing, though she had permission from one parent to go to Long Beach. Law enforcement in Long Beach was asked to do a welfare check on the youth, but no one was at the expected location at the time of the check. A second, later check was requested. 5:37 p.m. A Skamokawa landlord said someone was living on his property without permission. 5:53 p.m. The county shop was found unlocked. A deputy was requested to clear the building. 9:39 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having a seizure.

July 27 - 12:06 a.m. A person dressed in black was seen walking down the middle of the eastbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. State patrol gave the individual a ride to County Line Park. 12:56 a.m. The sheriff's office was on the lookout for an individual last seen in Clatskanie. The man was charged with strangulation, assault, kidnapping, attempted murder and more. He was taken into custody in Cowlitz County. 10:08 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident with a knee injury. 3:16 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver traveling west on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area at a very high rate of speed. 6:27 p.m. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in Cathlamet. 7:36 p.m. A caller said that a restraining order had been violated.

July 28 - 12:03 a.m. A suspicious package was left on the steps of the community center. A deputy investigated and said it was a cooler with water in it. 1:37 a.m. A drunk and disorderly person was harassing people at Vista Park. A deputy spoke with the man, who agreed to leave after he was sober. 6:34 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. 8:35 a.m. State patrol was notified of a deceased deer in the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 9:05 a.m. A truck got stuck in the Elochoman River. 1:19 p.m. A family appeared to be stranded in Cathlamet. They were asking for money and did not speak English. 2:10 p.m. Three people were extracted and transported to the hospital by the Grays River ambulance when a car went off the road in a three vehicle accident on SR 4 in Deep River. 3:14 p.m. A Puget Island resident said he could hear someone yelling for help. 8:34 p.m. Cows were loose on Puget Island. 9:17 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a caller reported seeing embers floating above some trees. It turned out to be a fire in a fire pit, which was being monitored by the resident.

July 29 - 10:39 a.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported in the Elochoman Valley. 2:33 p.m. Someone with a suspended license was seen driving. 5:48 p.m. The sheriff's office received a text from someone reporting domestic violence at a Longview home. The authorities in Cowlitz County were notified. 7:18 p.m. A rape was reported. Authorities in Pacific County were notified. 8:05 p.m. A domestic disturbance was in progress in a Rosedale parking lot. A deputy responded. 8:47 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that her neighbor was spying on her after he sent two pictures to her via Facebook of people coming and going from her house. A deputy spoke with the neighbor who said he wouldn't do it again. 9:53 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was parked at a currently unoccupied home on Puget Island, according to a neighbor. The lights were on and people were inside. The neighbor said he would call the owner. 10:58 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who may have had a stroke.


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