Sheriff's Report, November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
November 5 — 8:27 a.m. A caller asked if a deputy would stop by a clothing bank in Cathlamet to see if he accidentally left his work bag instead of the bag of clothes he meant to drop off. 10:16 a.m. A man said he had been bitten by a dog while visiting a residence in Skamokawa three weeks earlier. 10:18 a.m. A rock slide was blocking one lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 3:19 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that her car wouldn’t start after she found a tracking device in it. A deputy responded and discovered that the individual had ripped out the dash in order to get to the GPS device. The trackers are installed in cars leased or sold to high risk buyers according to the report. 3:50 p.m. A driver struck a battery that had been left in the middle of the Puget Island bridge. 6:43 p.m. A deputy responded to a Cathlamet home after a 911 hang up. The owner was scared and would not answer the door. Dispatch was able to reassure her, and the deputy was able to make contact and ascertain that she was okay. 11:38 p.m. A caller said that someone was pointing a laser at drivers on Welcome Slough Road on Puget Island.
November 6 — 2:31 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious man and vehicle at an Elochoman Valley residence. 3:54 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident with a low heart rate and low oxygen levels. 8:21 a.m. Law enforcement was requested when an oversized load on the Puget Island bridge was causing tension for impatient drivers. 12:57 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who had suffered a stroke. 1:23 p.m. The Department of Ecology and the Washington State emergency operations center was contacted when 80 gallons of diesel were spilled after a log truck accident in Deep River. No injuries were reported. 5:53 p.m. A caller reported that he had struck a deer on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. The deer could not be located. 6:02 p.m. A caller reported possible poaching after hearing shots fired in the Grays River area.
November 7 — 8:27 a.m. A Puget Island resident asked for assistance in removing an unwanted roommate from his home. He was advised that it was a civil matter. 8:52 a.m. A caller was concerned about a woman he had seen sitting in a driveway with her head between her knees in the Elochoman Valley area.10:40 a.m. State patrol responded to a traffic accident in Deep River. No injuries were reported. 10:57 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported a burglary. 1:01 p.m. A caller reported that a woman was approaching people in Cathlamet. 4:41 p.m. A pig was seen wandering down Beaver Creek Road. 5:32 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg home. The owner set it off accidentally. 6:19 p.m. A caller was concerned about a person carrying a flashlight while walking along SR 4 on KM. A deputy and the Grays River ambulance responded at 6:25 p.m. 10:34 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a Cathlamet resident reported an electrical burn smell coming from a baseboard heater. The PUD was notified and the homeowner was advised to call an electrician. The cord for the heater was slightly burnt.
November 8 — 7:44 a.m. A driver was speeding on a Deep River road. 12:56 p.m. A motorist reported that another driver in a commercial van belonging to a local business had first passed him unsafely and then stopped and yelled at him, accusing him of kicking up a rock that broke their windshield. 4:31 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that she was feeling ill because a neighbor was burning illegal material. A deputy spoke with the neighbor. 7:28 p.m. A Rosedale business received a fraud alert when a customer tried to purchase gas.
November 9 — 10:21 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Little Cape Horn home. The owner was contacted. 10:35 a.m. A Rosedale resident was concerned about a neighbor’s dog, which sounded like it was dying. No one answered the door at the home. A deputy responded and checked on the dog. He was able to free the dog, which had gotten caught on a rope. 10:53 a.m. An Alger Creek resident reported that she had been assaulted by her husband. 11:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a woman in Cathlamet with a neck injury. 12:23 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was blocking access to a portion of his property in Cathlamet. 5:27 p.m. A caller reported that he had been threatened. A deputy investigated and determined the report to be unfounded. 9:51 p.m. An alarm was activated at an Elochoman Valley business.
November 10 — 2:56 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Rosburg resident. 4:29 a.m. Deputies were asked to respond to a Cathlamet home when an individual who was fighting with one of the residents refused to leave. The man was trespassed from the home. 11:36 a.m. A burglary was reported at a Deep River home. 12:23 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound vehicle was passing in unsafe places on SR 4. 12:49 p.m. A deputy and the Grays River ambulance aided an unresponsive Rosburg resident. 3:57 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 7:01 p.m. A caller was concerned about two large dogs in the middle of SR 4 in the Deep River area. 9:30 p.m. A motorist complained about an erratic driver on the Puget Island bridge. 9:59 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor was blocking a Rosedale road with signs, ladders, and more. The neighbor said that the other individual was trespassing.
November 11 — 10:32 a.m. A partially stripped vehicle was found near Kents Bridge in the Elochoman Valley. 11:54 a.m. An east county resident reported a missing dog. 12:05 p.m. A vehicle struck another car while in a Cathlamet parking lot.