Sheriff's Report, September 5, 2019
September 5, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 25 – 12:27 a.m. A caller reported that an individual had fallen and was in and out of consciousness at a Puget Island home. 1:58 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet restaurant after someone fell, resulting in a possible broken nose. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 2:23 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 6:08 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a woman walking and acting strangely in Cathlamet. 6:26 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Puget Island home after a toddler ingested a cleaning solution. 7:34 p.m. A caller complained about barking dogs at a Puget Island home.
August 26 – 12:12 a.m. A driver was taken into custody following a vehicle stop. 10:16 a.m. A caller reported that a possible drunk driver had stopped his vehicle and was walking to a nearby gas station in Rosedale with a gas can. 10:34 a.m. A caller reported that a motor home had been left in a parking lot in Cathlamet without permission. 10:44 a.m. A former Skamokawa resident reported a stolen firearm. He said it had been left at his last home. He did not have access to the residence as he was the subject of a restraining order and he did not want to get in trouble as he had been ordered to surrender his weapons. 1:16 p.m. A deputy was asked to accompany someone from Health and Human services after they became concerned about an individual who had been threatened in an Elochoman Valley home. 7:33 p.m. A caller reported a lost wallet. 9:08 p.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance.
August 27 – 8:02 a.m. A caller reported seeing a cow on an Elochoman Valley road. 9:25 a.m. A caller reported that a woman at Hornstra Beach was telling people they couldn’t walk there. 1:01 p.m. A hunter had seen an individual walking around with a machete and a backpack in the Elochoman Valley area, a caller said. It turned out the person was just walking home. 4:56 p.m. A caller reported that two vehicles were partially blocking traffic on SR 4 in the Abe Creek Hill area. 6 p.m. There was a report of abuse at an Elochoman Valley home. 7:11 p.m. A caller reported that multiple cars were speeding on East Valley Road, nearly running someone over. 9:25 p.m. A caller found an unlocked door at a Cathlamet address and asked for a deputy to secure the building.
August 28 – 2:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Flandersville resident. 4:23 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet home. A deputy responded and found everything secure. 6:36 p.m. An individual visiting Hornstra Beach said that a woman had opened his truck door. He wasn’t sure if she had taken anything. She told him to leave, and said it was private property. 8:06 p.m. A caller reported a possible leak in the water line near her Cathlamet home. The Town of Cathlamet was notified. They investigated and said they would fix the leak the following day. 8:20 p.m. A motorist heading west on SR 4 reported that they had been following a possible drunk driver who had turned onto Mill Creek Road. Authorities in Cowlitz County were notified.
August 29 – 10:17 a.m. A caller reported that there were six or seven cows on Elochoman Valley road. 1:12 p.m. A caller reported that he was being harassed by a possible drunk driver on SR 4. 2:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient who’d had an asthma attack to the hospital. 2:07 p.m. Deputies and the Grays River ambulance responded after a vehicle went into a ditch on SR 4 in the Grays River area. The driver left the scene and later refused transport to the hospital. 3:36 p.m. A caller reported that someone was creating a trail down to a beach on Puget Island. 4:28 p.m. A caller reported that someone had stolen her deceased dog. 5:59 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked to have an individual removed from his home. A representative from the mental health department responded, and an individual was detained for involuntary treatment and transport to the hospital. 8:57 p.m. A Rosedale resident complained about a driver that was speeding up and down his road, honking the horn.
August 30 – 12:25 a.m. A caller reported hearing an alarm at the marina in Cathlamet. 12:26 a.m. An alarm was activated at the marina. A deputy and state patrol responded but the alarm could no longer be heard and everything seemed to be secure. 12:18 p.m. A Grays River resident reported a suspicious man walking in the area, carrying a computer and saying he was from the census bureau. He was unable to provide identification. 3:33 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver at the marina. A deputy followed the vehicle and did not see any signs of intoxication. 6:19 p.m. A caller reported that the driver of a semi was speeding and had passed several cars on SR 4 in the Deep River area. 6:24 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 7:06 p.m. A caller reported that he was being harassed by a former spouse. 7:16 p.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance. 8:46 p.m. A Little Cape Horn resident came home to find his front door open, loud music playing, and the light on in his boat shed. 10:32 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that a neighbor’s dog barked constantly. 10:49 p.m. A caller reported seeing flashlights and several cars parked in the clinic’s parking lot.
August 31 – 5:26 a.m. A caller reported that the traffic cones that were usually in the center line of the Puget Island bridge were all over the southbound lane. A second call about the matter came in at 10:29 a.m. 8:49 a.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 10:46 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River home after a toddler fell. Transport to the hospital was refused. 12:45 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a couple at a Rosedale home. 2:47 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver at the marina. A deputy responded and saw no signs of intoxication. 4:16 p.m. The District 4 Fire Department responded when a caller reported a brush fire along SR 4 on the east side of the county. 6:11 p.m. A caller was concerned about some suspicious activity in the Rosburg area, including gunfire after dark, a growing trash pile, speeding vehicles and trees being cut down along the Columbia River. 6:59 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 8:52 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident with respiratory issues.
September 1 – 9:47 a.m. A caller reported multiple speeding vehicles on East Valley Road. 10:42 a.m. A caller reported that her son had been bitten by a dog that belonged to some people camping in the Grays River area. She said the dog had not been provoked. 2:53 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that her kayak had gotten away from her earlier in the day. 6:20 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Deep River resident who seemed to be confused. 8:36 p.m. A caller reported that the lights had been flickering at a Rosburg home. The PUD was notified.