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

Sheriff's Report, August 23, 2018


August 23, 2018

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

August 13 — 6:16 a.m. The Skamokawa ambulance aided an ailing Alger Creek resident. 10:14 a.m. A bicycle had been abandoned at a Cathlamet address. 10:38 a.m. A westbound truck was reported to be losing the gravel it was carrying. 10:38 a.m. An individual who had been accused of stealing tools belonging to a family member agreed to return them after speaking to a deputy. 11:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was bleeding from a cut to her arm. 12:41 p.m. A vehicle had broken down and was partially blocking one lane of traffic on SR 4 in the Deep River area. 1:08 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident. 3:05 p.m. A caller reported an abandoned boat on county property in Skamokawa. 4:16 p.m. A deputy was asked to accompany a representative from Adult Protective Services to a Rosedale home. 5:30 p.m. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified of an injured osprey on Puget Island. 6:57 p.m. A caller reported a driver speeding on a Puget Island road. 7:19 p.m. An individual was taken into custody and Child Protective Services was notified after a domestic disturbance at a Skamokawa home.

August 15 — 9:59 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with chest pain to the hospital. 10:54 a.m. A caller was concerned about two customers who had quarreled at a Cathlamet business. She later reported that the issue had been resolved. 1:01 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 1:51 p.m. A caller reported that she had found marijuana in a backpack in her Rosedale home. 2:12 p.m. An unoccupied vehicle was found in a ditch on Puget Island. 2:55 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to the report of a controlled burn in the Rosedale area. 4:19 p.m. State patrol was notified of an erratic driver heading east on SR 4 at County Line Park. 6:20 p.m. A cow was loose in the Skamokawa area.

August 16 — 8:50 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Puget Island resident. 10:42 a.m. An east county resident reported that two people were trespassing. 2:56 p.m. A woman found a dog on SR 4 near Little Cape Horn. She became concerned when she took the dog to a nearby home and found the door open and purse inside, but no one answered when she called. 7:10 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a child who may have lost consciousness. 10:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 10:31 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a report that someone had been struck by a vehicle at Vista Park. It turned out that a woman had fallen and injured her hand while directing the man moving their vehicle. She refused aid.

August 17 — 8:37 a.m. A burglary was reported at a Rosburg home. 11:10 a.m. An east county resident reported a “dead smell” in the area. 2:48 p.m. A man who appeared to be stoned had only stared at a woman when she informed him he was trespassing on KM property. 5:03 p.m. A caller reported that a person driving a black pickup was repeatedly parking in a handicapped spot in Cathlamet and that the truck was often overloaded. The caller also said he thought the truck the man was driving was over the weight limit. 7:42 p.m. A woman was seen lying on the ground at the scenic viewpoint in Cathlamet. Deputies investigated and determined that she was okay.

August 18 — 12:57 p.m. State patrol, deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance, the Cathlamet Fire Department, the District 4 Fire Department and Lifeflight responded after a truck struck two motorcycles near Messinger Hill in Cathlamet. 1:39 p.m. The county road department was notified after a tree fell on a Rosburg road. 4:19 p.m. A caller reported that a Cathlamet resident had peeled out of his driveway and slid sideways through a nearby intersection. 5:05 p.m. Traffic was backed up on Elochoman Valley Road and Beaver Creek Road due to the accident on SR 4 in Cathlamet. 5:45 p.m. A caller reported an overturned sailboat in the Columbia River near Nassa Point. A few minutes later, the caller said the vessel had been righted but was still not under control. 7:22 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Skamokawa home after someone was found unresponsive on the floor.

August 19 — 11:34 a.m. An “unknown sheen from an unknown source due to unknown cause” was reported in the Columbia River near Skamokawa by the state emergency operations center. 12:11 p.m. A burglary and damage was reported at a Skamokawa church. 5 p.m. The owner of a calf on Puget Island was notified after it got loose. 5:13 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that two unknown dogs came onto her property and ate seven of her chickens. The owners of the dogs were contacted. 6:02 p.m. A burglary was reported at a Little Cape Horn home. The owner said this was the third time it had happened since a for sale sign went up at the home. 6:04 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Deep River home. A neighbor responded. It turned out to be a false alarm. 7:50 p.m. A vehicle was broken into while parked at a Skamokawa home. 7:58 p.m A caller reported that a neighbor had started a burn pile in Rosburg. The resident put out the fire with a hose, but a deputy stopped by to make sure it was out and explain about the burn ban. 8:41 p.m. A caller reported that two people were trespassing on property in Rosedale. The report turned out to be unfounded. 10:18 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a commotion nearby; people were yelling, a truck was running, and a spotlight was being used.


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