Sheriff's Report, March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
March 11 – 11:48 a.m. A caller reported that a neighbor in Deep River had started a large burn and was burning trash despite only having a small burn permit. The Grays River Fire Department responded and found that the Deep River resident was not burning trash, just brush. 1:23 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had been injured after falling. 2:13 p.m. A caller said he had been verbally assaulted at a park in Cathlamet. A deputy spoke with both parties, and they agreed to stay away from each other. 2:14 p.m. A Rosburg resident provided information to the sheriff’s office about a couple whose truck broke down while trying to remove a boat from his property. 2:29 p.m. The sheriff’s office was asked to be on the lookout for a possibly suicidal man from Pacific County driving a tan or gold sedan. 2:49 p.m. The sheriff’s office asked staff at a Cathlamet school to confirm visual of a youth after the child said he’d accidentally dialed 911. 4:49 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a family member had stolen a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. 5:25 p.m. A caller reported that a goat was loose and on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The owner was notified.
March 12 – 2:47 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been left on the side of an east county road for a couple days. 4:49 p.m. An alarm was activated at Health and Human Services in the Elochoman Valley. An employee called and reported that it was accidentally activated, but the sheriff’s office sent deputies anyway. 6:35 p.m. An east county resident asked for assistance after a puppy got stuck under a recliner.
March 13 – 10:14 a.m. A caller reported that someone had cut lines and siphoned gas from three rigs at a Beaver Creek address in the last few days. A flashlight was recovered at the scene. 2:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 2:06 p.m. Hay was blocking SR 4 in the Rosburg area after a truck lost part of its load. 4:10 p.m. A caller on Puget Island reported that an angry youth was hitting a horse with sticks.
March 14 – 1:24 p.m. A caller reported that an individual who had been trespassed from an address in Cathlamet had returned.
March 15 – 3:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of kidney pain. 9:53 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to a Rosedale home after the owner smelled burning plastic and saw smoke in his home. 12:04 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. The alarm company canceled the alarm. 2:22 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who was having respiratory issues. 6:29 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a child was missing. The caller called back a couple minutes later to say the child had returned. 7:41 p.m. A driver was cited for switching plates.
March 16 – 1:10 a.m. A caller reported that a car alarm had been going off on a Cathlamet street for the last 10 minutes and that it was the third time it had gone off that night. The caller called again at 1:19 a.m. to say the alarm was going off again. At 1:53 a.m., the alarm was activated again. 10:10 a.m. A caller reported that cows were loose in the Elochoman Valley. The owners were notified. 12:34 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a caller reported that someone was lighting several fires in a field along North Welcome Slough Road. The fire department was unable to locate the scene. 1:37 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 4:05 p.m. A driver was cited for improper passing. 4:20 p.m. The District 4 Fire Department responded to the report of a chimney fire at an Elochoman Valley home. 5:32 p.m. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified about a vehicle trespassing on a property in Grays River. 8:31 p.m. A driver was cited for speed.
March 17 – 2:19 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet child who had fallen out of a window and hit his head. The caller refused transport to the hospital. 2:45 p.m. A caller reported that tools had been stolen from a stall he was renting in Skamokawa. The locks had been broken. 6:43 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a transient. 8:06 p.m. A driver struck a deer on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 8:11 p.m. A caller was concerned about his girlfriend after she left their home and said she was not coming back. He asked for help finding her. He called back a few minutes later to say she had returned. 8:19 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was hanging low and that there were branches in the roadway on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 8:33 p.m. Deputies, state patrol, the Skamokawa Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the PUD responded when a car struck a low hanging tree and caused it to fall onto power lines in the Skamokawa area. 8:37 p.m. A power outage was reported in Skamokawa.
March 18 – 1:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident with respiratory issues.