Sheriff's Report, September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
September 2 — 5:50 a.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Puget Island property. The Puget Island Fire Department responded, but it turned out to be a false alarm. A battery was removed from the alarm. 11:09 a.m. A power outage was reported at a Rosburg residence. The PUD was notified. 12:18 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a missing cow. 2:10 p.m. A caller reported that the cones on the Puget Island bridge had been moved, creating an obstacle course for drivers. 4:42 p.m. A driver was cited for speed.
September 3 — 7:37 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check for an individual seen walking west on SR 4 in the Rosburg area. 10:06 a.m. A caller reported a conflict regarding the property line between neighbors in Rosedale. 12:07 p.m. A caller reported that there was an ongoing problem with drivers speeding on West Sunny Sands Road. The caller was directed to contact the county road department after asking if more speed limit signs could be posted in the area. 1:37 p.m. A landlord for a Rosedale property complained that a renter was purposely placing items on the lawn to damage either the lawn, the lawn mower, or the landlord. A deputy spoke with the landlord who stated that the renter did not want the lawn mowed despite a rental contract and that eviction was possible. The deputy said he would follow up with the renter when she returned. 1:58 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Rosburg home. 4:27 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that someone was trespassing on her property and constantly harassing her about maintaining the property. 4:51 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 5:20 p.m. A driver was cited for driving without insurance coverage and for driving with a suspended license. 6:34 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that he was being harassed on Facebook after blocking the same person on his phone. 10:52 p.m. A driver was cited for speed.
September 4 — 7:26 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that there were three cows on his property, owner unknown. 8:20 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a neighbor was firing a weapon every time he went out to work on his nets. 4:39 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a domestic disturbance was reported near Hornstra's Beach. 5:14 p.m. A caller reported that she was being harassed by the tenants of a home in Grays River. 5:40 p.m. A structure fire was reported in Deep River. The Grays River Fire Department, the Grays River ambulance, deputies and units from Pacific County responded. The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office reported that it may be arson after a vehicle was seen leaving the property at a high rate of speed. A fire investigator responded. 6:48 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire in Rosburg. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded.
September 5 — 9:06 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with severe back pain and difficulty breathing to the hospital. 11:34 a.m. A caller was concerned about a dog that appeared to have been abandoned in the Elochoman Valley area after seeing a post about it on Facebook. 11:57 a.m. A caller reported that a sign posted in the Rosedale area had been stolen. 12:06 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained about a neighbor’s barking dogs, noting that it was an ongoing problem. 12:17 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a neighbor had backed into her car while she was in it. She thought he might have been drinking. A deputy visited the caller, who did not want to provide any more information. 4:51 p.m. A driver was cited for speed. 7:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded after an individual fell off his bicycle at the marina.
September 6 — 7:41 a.m. Deputies responded when a vehicle went into a ditch on a Puget Island road. The driver refused aid. 9:51 a.m. A caller complained about a man who was exposing his genitals “whenever he pleases” as well as urinating in public in the Rosburg area. 11:34 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an individual with high blood pressure to the hospital. 4:03 p.m. A caller reported that a motorcyclist with a child passenger was speeding on East Valley Road. A deputy responded but did not witness any illegal behavior. 4:15 p.m. A caller reported that a possible drunk driver was headed west on SR 4 and in the Skamokawa area. 7:14 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on Middle Valley Road. 7:55 p.m. A caller reported a possible water leak at a Puget Island property. 7:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual in the Skamokawa area complaining of abdominal pain. 8:18 p.m. A caller reported that someone was trespassing in the Brookfield area. 8:36 p.m. A vehicle was on fire on SR 4 near Nassa Point, blocking one lane of traffic. Deputies, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The PUD was notified. 8:54 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained about a neighbor’s barking dog. 9 p.m. A Grays River resident reported hearing a car accident followed by two gunshots. Someone traveling on SR 4 had struck a deer and then shot it. 9:07 p.m. A caller reported that the trailer park in Rosedale was without water. A representative from the Town of Cathlamet was notified. He said that only one person was without water, but it was a customer issue.
September 7 — 11:15 a.m. An individual walking by Hornstra's Beach reported that there were tents up and trash everywhere. She said that a woman had told her to leave, that she was trespassing on private land. 3:34 p.m. A driver was taken into custody after a vehicle stop. 7:48 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a man had come to his home and hidden under his porch, stating that someone was after him. The caller was advised to go in his house, lock his doors, and wait for deputies to arrive. A deputy transported the man who had hidden under the porch to the ferry. 9:18 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was blocking SR 4 near Stella.
September 8 — 6:53 a.m. A caller reported an unknown calf on his Puget Island property. The owner was located. 7:49 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident believed that gas had been stolen after finding fuel doors open on three vehicles. 10:17 a.m. A caller reported a water leak on an Elochoman Valley property. The town water department was notified. 12:39 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Grays River resident. 1:07 p.m. A caller reported that some of the new paving on the Puget Island bridge was coming up. 2:26 p.m. A caller reported that a power line was down in the Skamokawa area. The PUD, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and deputies responded. 8:43 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained that a neighbor’s dog had barked all night long.