Sheriff's Report, November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
November 4 – 10:08 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Skamokawa resident. 10:36 a.m. A caller was concerned about the safety of a truck and trailer traveling on SR 4 on Abe Creek Hill after it knocked down some tree branches. The caller was worried the driver might hit a power line. 2:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who hit her head after her wheelchair went over the side of her wheelchair ramp. 5:43 p.m. A driver reported that he had struck and injured a deer on Elochoman Valley Road. The driver euthanized the deer. 8:04 p.m. Dispatch called an Elochoman Valley home after a dropped 911 call. The homeowner said she had heard something in her bushes and had called, but decided she was being ridiculous and hung up.
November 5 – 10:44 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported suspicious activity on his property.
November 6 – 5:08 p.m. A caller was concerned about a teen seen loitering on the Puget Island bridge. 5:45 p.m. A caller reported that someone had spread traffic cones all over the roadway of the Puget Island bridge, making it impassible. 5:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Deep River resident who had hurt her back and needed transport to the hospital.
November 7 – 1:22 a.m. A caller reported seeing a vehicle in a ditch on SR 4 in the Deep River area. Deputies and the Grays River ambulance responded. 4:18 a.m. A caller reported that the traffic cones on the Puget Island bridge had been scattered all over the roadway. 5:51 a.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded when a Grays River resident reported the smell of burning rubber in his garage. 2:07 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 3:33 p.m. A caller reported that a driver ran a school bus stop sign on a Cathlamet street. 6:29 p.m. A driver was cited for driving with a suspended license. 11:17 p.m. A county vehicle struck a deer just west of County Line Park. The deer was euthanized.
November 8 – 8:27 a.m. A caller reported that an individual who had made threats to the Department of Corrections and local law enforcement had been accidentally released from custody and may be on his way to Wahkiakum County. He was considered armed and dangerous, and there were warrants for his arrest. 10:52 a.m. An employee at a Rosedale business requested a deputy to check on an individual who kept coming in and out of the store. 11:40 a.m. A caller reported that a tanker truck was not allowing vehicles to pass safely while traveling on SR 4 in the Rosburg area. The caller said he confronted the driver at the store in Rosburg and called state patrol. 2:14 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet home. An individual was taken into custody. 10:15 p.m. A caller reported that cows were loose on Little Island. Dispatch attempted to contact the owner. 10:25 p.m. A motorist was cited for driving with a suspended license. 10:36 p.m. A deputy found an individual passed out in a vehicle parked in the middle of an Elochoman Valley road.
November 9 – 3:37 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 12:07 p.m. A caller reported a lost dog in the Elochoman Valley area. 2:14 p.m. A driver was cited for speed.
November 10 – 12:08 a.m. A caller reported that a motor home was blocking one lane of SR 4 on the west side of KM. 3:33 p.m. A driver was cited for driving without a license. 8:12 p.m. A caller reported that an individual had flipped his car and was in a ditch near Nassa Point. Deputies, state patrol, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver, 23-year-old Bryce E. LaFrenz of Longview, said he had fallen asleep. He was not injured, and is charged with negligent driving in the second degree. 11:21 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was spinning around in a nearby field on Puget Island. She also reported hearing gun shots.