Sheriff's Report, May 2, 2019
May 2, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 22 – 3:15 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who may have suffered a stroke. 7:56 a.m. A caller notified the sheriff’s office that there would be an inspection of Puget Island dikes and that it may require inspectors to travel across private property. 7:58 a.m. A caller reported that rocks had fallen off the back of a dump truck onto a Puget Island road. The county road department was notified. 9:49 a.m. A Grays River resident with health issues asked the sheriff’s office to help him find a home for his dog. They were able to find someone to foster the dog. 3:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with heart issues to the hospital. 4:37 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with low oxygen levels to the hospital. 5:48 p.m. A power outage was reported at a Skamokawa business. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and the PUD was notified.
April 23 – 6:34 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. 12:57 p.m. A caller reported that two horses were being neglected at a Skamokawa address. A deputy responded and took pictures, noting that the animals appeared to be in better shape than during his last visit. 1:49 p.m. A caller reported that a cow was loose in the Elochoman Valley. 1:52 p.m. A representative from the mental health department responded to a Cathlamet school when a youth was heard to make suicidal comments. The parents would not let the student speak with the representative. 3:06 p.m. A burglary was reported at a Deep River home.
April 24 – 6:11 a.m. Graffiti was painted on the side of a Cathlamet business. 10:45 a.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4. The vehicle was dropped off at a repair shop in Rosedale. 2:45 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an Elochoman Valley resident to the hospital.
April 25 – 12:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen and was complaining of hip pain. 7:51 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who appeared to be in shock. 9:51 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen.
April 26 – 6:38 a.m. A caller reported a large rock on SR 4 in the Cape Horn area. 10:14 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg home. 3:41 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 5:45 p.m. A Deep River resident said that they were not getting water after a meter had been replaced. The PUD was notified. 6:37 p.m. A caller reported that a boat had lost power and was drifting near Puget Island. 9:28 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident.
April 27 – 7:05 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Rosburg resident. 12:36 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was blocking traffic in downtown Cathlamet and that the driver was being verbally abusive. 2:02 p.m. A caller found a large owl with a broken wing alongside a Puget Island road. Dispatch attempted to contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife but there was no response. State patrol said they would post information about the bird, hoping to enlist help, but WDFW did not assist with owls. 2:05 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle at a Skamokawa home. 2:26 p.m. A caller reported an injured cat in Cathlamet. Dispatch attempted to contact the owner but there was no answer. The Cowlitz Humane Society was contacted, but they decided not to respond. 2:44 p.m. An alarm was activated at an office in the Elochoman Valley. A deputy responded and found a door open. A second deputy and state patrol arrived on scene and they investigated and determined the building to be clear. 3:27 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that her dog had been attacked by a neighbor’s dog. 5:09 p.m. A caller reported that a trailer owner was dumping waste into grey water in the Skamokawa area. 7:57 p.m. A caller reported that cows were loose in the Skamokawa area. The owner was notified. 8:13 p.m. A new resident of an east county home found a syringe containing an unknown fluid in a cupboard.
April 28 – 7:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of leg cramps. He refused transport. 8:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Puget Island home after a medical alarm pendant was activated. It turned out to be a false alarm. 12:33 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle that had been parked on Elochoman Valley road for more than a week. 12:37 p.m. A caller reported an abandoned bicycle on a Cathlamet street. 5:07 p.m. A caller reported that a person walking on the Puget Island bridge was behaving strangely. 5:12 p.m. A caller reported that he and his children had been threatened. A deputy spoke with the person who allegedly made the threat. The man said his wife had said, “How would you like it if I drove up on your kids?” when the caller had peeled out and sprayed gravel near his children. A deputy spoke with the caller who said he would be very careful driving past his neighbor’s home in the future. 5:41 p.m. A Puget Island resident felt unsafe after two individuals pounded on the side of his trailer and would not leave. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 6:13 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a confused youth in her driveway. Her husband gave the youth some water. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The youth refused to talk to them and left. 7:07 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen and suffered a head injury. 8:13 p.m. A caller reported that an individual was standing in the middle of an Elochoman Valley road talking about child murders and the illuminati. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded. 9:04 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home after a woman said her husband had pointed a loaded gun at her. Cowlitz SWAT was activated but called off when the man was taken into custody. 9:45 p.m. A caller reported that a truck was pulled off SR 4 near Nassa Point, but half of his vehicle was over the fog line and in the lane of travel.
April 29 – 4:55 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet school. A responsible party was contacted.