Sheriff's Report, July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 1 – 7:12 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 1:02 p.m. A driver was cited for failure to provide registration. 3:45 p.m. A Puget Island resident tried to correct an issue regarding a title on a vehicle he had recently sold. 3:54 p.m. A deputy responded when the owner of a vehicle got locked out with an infant inside. The locks appeared to be faulty and the deputy had to break a window. 4:17 p.m. A caller filed a police report regarding fraudulent charges made to his debit card. 10:03 p.m. The sheriff’s office was asked to assist another agency with a traffic stop in the Cathlamet area. An individual was taken into custody. 11:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen.
July 2 – 5:54 p.m. An erratic driver was reported to be headed west on SR 4 in the Nassa Point area.
July 3 – 8:11 a.m. A Rosburg resident reported that someone was breaking into a shed. He called again to say one person did have permission to enter the shed and it might be him. 9:44 p.m. A deputy was requested for a civil standby at a Skamokawa home. 10:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 10:42 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a saddle had been stolen and was listed for sale online in Vancouver. A deputy contacted the person selling the item, said that it was stolen property, and gave them 24 hours to return it. 10:47 a.m. A caller reported that a disgruntled employee had brought a loaded weapon to work and threatened co-workers. The caller said he had taken possession of the gun. A deputy advised the caller. 1:54 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that two of the neighbor’s goats were on his property. 4:38 p.m. A caller reported that he had struck a deer on SR 4 in the Rosburg area. 5:14 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 5:27 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with complications due to diabetes. 5:39 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 9:35 p.m. A caller complained about “booming” fireworks in the Elochoman Valley. 9:56 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported hearing an explosion that shook her house. She didn’t think it was fireworks. 10:28 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4 near Nassa Point.
July 4 – 6:56 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the Rosburg area. 10:20 a.m. The Skamokawa Fire District responded to the report of a brush fire in the Skamokawa area. The fire was extinguished by 11:09 a.m. 10:25 a.m. A caller reported a person had fallen and dogs were injured when pit bulls attacked them on West Sunny Sands Road. 10:30 a.m. A caller reported hearing someone calling for help in a wooded Rosburg area. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department responded. 11:36 a.m. A caller reported fraudulent bank activity. 2:59 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that she had found handwritten messages in her underwear in her dresser. 4:26 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded to the report of a brush fire on West Sunny Sands Road. 6:25 p.m. A caller reported that a person driving a company's commercial van did a cookie in a parking lot on Puget Island. 7:02 p.m. A deputy attempted to catch a beagle running up Elochoman Valley Road, but it ran into the woods. 9:30 p.m. A caller complained about people on school grounds in Cathlamet setting off fireworks in the direction of the homes nearby.
July 5 – 8:39 a.m. A caller reported that someone had vandalized mail boxes on Puget Island. 1:18 p.m. A kayak was found in the westbound lane of SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 2:13 p.m. A caller reported a car accident on SR 4 in Cowlitz County. Agencies in Cowlitz County were notified. One occupant appeared to be injured. 5:26 p.m. A power outage was reported in Grays River. The PUD was notified. 5:48 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to the report of smoke in the Grays River area. 6:08 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 6:45 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 8:21 p.m. A driver was cited for speed.
July 6 – 12:49 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 5:22 p.m. A caller reported a campfire on the beach at County Line Park. 7:12 a.m. A caller reported that cows were loose on a Puget Island road. The owner was notified. 11:02 a.m. A caller reported that shots were being fired near Vista Park. A deputy spoke with the property owner. The person was firing weapons on private property and had permission. 2:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with an eye injury. 4:18 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 5:31 p.m. A caller reported that the door of a truck, which was parked on Main Street in Cathlamet, had been left open for several hours. 7:36 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 8:09 p.m. A caller reported that three men were drinking and vandalizing tables at Strong Park. A deputy responded. The three were wearing Halloween masks. One was a juvenile and they all fled when law enforcement arrived. The deputy saw no obvious evidence of intoxication or vandalism. One of the subjects had a non-extraditable warrant out of California. The three left the park of their own free will. 8:10 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver on SR 4 on the east side of the county. A deputy stopped the vehicle, and an individual was taken to the jail. State patrol responded and a tow truck was called for the car. 8:24 p.m. A caller reported that three people were trespassing at a Deep River property. Deputies responded to the home and found it secure.
July 7 – 7:39 a.m. A caller reported a camp fire on a beach near County Line Park. The District 4 Fire Department responded and the campfire was extinguished. 10:25 a.m. A caller reported that a cow was loose on Puget Island. The owner was notified. 1 p.m. A Cathlamet resident requested a visit from the mental health department. 1:01 p.m. Department of Natural Resources officers recovered a stolen vehicle in the Beaver Creek area. 1:15 p.m. A caller reported an aggressive driver on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 1:39 p.m. A caller reported that he had struck a deer on a Puget Island road. 3:08 p.m. A caller reported an erratic and aggressive driver on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. 3:49 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that someone had attempted to steal a travel trailer. 10:27 p.m. A Rosburg resident became concerned after his neighbor started what appeared to be a controlled burn. The caller said it was a large fire and might not be in an appropriate pit. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire, and notified the homeowner of the fire ban.