Sheriff's Report, January 3, 2019


January 3, 2019

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

December 24 — 9:50 a.m. A deputy followed up on a report of abuse at a Cathlamet home. A youth had informed Child Protective Services that his mother had hit him so hard it had left a mark. The child admitted to the deputy that he had lied; the bruise was a result of sports. He had lied because he no longer wished to live at home. The deputy advised the youth of the consequences of making a false statement. 11:09 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident. A deputy found the door open and packages on the porch. The individual was later located at St. John Hospital. 6:24 p.m. A driver, blinded by bright headlights, missed his driveway on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area, and went partially into a ditch. He was able to get out with help from good samaritans. 6:55 p.m. A Cathlamet resident, presently at the hospital, asked deputies to open the door of her home so her cat could get in and out. The door had been secured earlier by a deputy doing a welfare check. She asked the deputy to break into her house. She was advised to contact a locksmith and find a friend to take care of the cat. 10:56 p.m. An unoccupied and parked vehicle rolled and hit an apartment building in Cathlamet, causing damage to the structure. 11:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Beaver Creek resident.

December 25 — 12:31 p.m. State patrol and deputies responded when a caller reported seeing three men messing around with a rope on the Puget Island bridge. 4 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle heading west on SR 4 had hit a rock and was spilling oil on the road. 7:25 p.m. A reckless driver was westbound, speeding and passing in unsafe spots on SR 4. 10:38 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident with back pain.

December 26 — 8 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident. 11:02 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported a recent burglary. 12:57 p.m. A caller reported an injured deer in a Puget Island ditch. 4:49 p.m. A Grays River resident reported that one of her trees had become unstable after a recent storm. She was concerned that it may fall on power lines. The PUD was notified. 7:13 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that he had video of someone abandoning a cabinet on his property on the 24th. The next day, he had video of someone walking around his house and then putting some unknown item in their car before leaving.

December 27 — 1:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with anxiety. 8:01 p.m. A caller was concerned about an individual who was sitting in a running car outside the firehall in Skamokawa. 11:16 p.m. A caller reported seeing someone with a flashlight looking in the windows of a Cathlamet bank.

December 28 — 11:03 a.m. Two kids from a black truck were seen shooting off a dike in the Cathlamet area. 12:12 p.m. A caller reported a transient was trespassing on private property in the Cathlamet area. A deputy made contact and gave the individual an hour to clean up and leave. 3:24 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road.

December 29 — 6:37 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with a rapid heart rate. 7:00 a.m. The PUD was notified of a power outage in Grays River. 9:54 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that someone had stolen mail from her mail box. 4:01 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a vehicle stop. 6:18 p.m. A caller said she had notified the Town of Cathlamet when a drain began flooding in front of a Cathlamet business. She was told to call the sheriff’s office. The Town of Cathlamet was notified and someone was en route. 10:27 p.m. A caller reported that there were large rocks on SR 4 near Nassa Point and that more were coming down the hill.

December 30 — 12:02 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that he had caught someone on camera stealing items from his barn. 12:42 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that he was having problems with an employee who was living with him. He wanted her to leave, but she would not go. 2:56 p.m. A caller reported hunters on the refuge. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 4:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was choking. 5:58 p.m. A caller said that while he and his girlfriend had been playing in the woods, someone came out of a house and fired a weapon in their direction. 6:35 p.m. A suspicious man was walking down a Puget Island road with a flashlight.

December 31 — 5:55 a.m. A structure fire was reported in Rosedale.


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