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

Sheriff's Report, April 4, 2019


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

March 25 – 7:17 a.m. A caller reported that someone had kicked in a door at the KM transfer station. 9:57 a.m. Health and Human Services requested assistance with a client in Cathlamet. At 11:10 a.m., HHS asked the sheriff’s office to disregard the request. 4:58 p.m. A caller reported that a calf was loose and in the middle of a Skamokawa roadway. The owner was notified.

March 26 – 8:42 a.m. A caller reported that it appeared that someone had purposefully broken some bottles and left them around the playground at a Cathlamet school. 3:51 p.m. An individual reported that a family member had come to her home and was causing a disturbance. 7:28 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 7:39 p.m. The Department of Natural Resources had stopped by the Wildwood Lane fire in the early morning but the landowner reported that the fire had picked up again with trees on fire and lots of smoke that evening. District 4 Fire Department and the sheriff’s office responded. DNR was notified.

March 27 – 9:46 a.m. A referral from Adult Protective Services came in for a resident in a Wahkiakum County home. 9:48 a.m. An office reported a forged divorce document. 10:41 a.m. A caller reported that a delivery truck was stuck in the middle of SR 4 and blocking both lanes in the Grays River area. 1:25 p.m. A caller was concerned about a bald eagle sitting on the ground near County Line Park. 6:53 p.m. A Skamokawa resident was concerned after finding a neighbor’s gate open.

March 28 – 12:42 p.m. The sheriff’s office was asked to contact an Elochoman Valley resident who was believed to be involved in a hit and run accident in Cowlitz County. The individual also had an active warrant in Clark County. A deputy tried to make contact but no one was home. 1:53 p.m. A Cathlamet resident asked for assistance after a smoke alert was activated. The resident smelled something burning but did not detect any smoke. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 3:41 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported fraudulent charges on his debit card. 4:11 p.m. A caller reported possible animal abuse at a Rosedale home. 4:13 p.m. Deputies, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an accident in the Elochoman Valley. The driver had abandoned the vehicle. 5:26 p.m. A caller reported that a motor home was blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 in the Rosburg area. 5:57 p.m. The sheriff’s office was asked to assist in the contact of an individual with a felony warrant. 6:03 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident with respiratory issues. 8:23 p.m. A caller reported a disturbance at a Rosedale home.

March 29 – 4:05 p.m. A caller complained about smoke in the Rosedale area. A deputy advised that it was coming from a controlled burn. 4:43 p.m. A caller decided to contact the post office for assistance after a family member was defrauded and sent several thousand dollars in the mail. 6:02 p.m. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified after a deer was struck on a Puget Island road and needed to be euthanized. 8:21 p.m. A caller reported that his daughter was receiving unwanted and sexually explicit texts.

March 30 – 4:26 a.m. An individual was taken into custody after threatening to harm himself. 10:42 a.m. A caller complained about a vehicle blocking a Deep River road. 4:22 p.m. A caller reported that an individual was lying in the middle of a Rosedale road. It turned out to be a juvenile who was sunbathing. She agreed to move out of the road. 9:23 p.m. A caller reported several vehicles speeding on Beaver Creek Road.

March 31 – 7:47 a.m. A representative from the Puget Island Fire Department asked individuals at a Puget Island residence to put out their large fire before dark. 1:17 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Puget Island road. 3:32 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing east county resident. 9:10 p.m. A caller reported an individual walking back and forth on the Puget Island bridge and going through bridge equipment. 10:13 p.m. A caller reported hearing shots being fired on Puget Island for the better part of an hour. A deputy made contact with the party and they admitted they were shooting moles. 11:33 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cape Horn resident.

April 1 – 12:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an east county resident to the hospital.


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