The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, December 5, 2019


December 5, 2019

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:

November 25 – 8:06 a.m. A caller reported a dog running along SR 4. 12:29 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver in a white van weaving back and forth on SR 4 just west of County Line Park. 2:05 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a minor child had been missing for three days. A deputy made contact with a friend of the youth who said he was safe but did not want contact with his parents. 5:30 p.m. A caller reported that she had struck a deer on SR 4 in Abe Creek Hill area. There was no damage to the vehicle. A deputy could not locate the deer.

November 26 – 9:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a confused Rosedale resident. 10:35 a.m. A Rosburg resident reported that she had caught a skunk in a live trap and asked for assistance with its removal. A deputy contacted Fish and Wildlife, who said they would either euthanize the animal or release it back onto her property. The homeowner was notified. 4:27 p.m. The PUD reported that they had shut off water in the Grays River area for a short time while they worked on a water leak. 7:07 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded when a caller reported a tree in power lines on Puget Island.

November 27 – 8:11 a.m. A motorist was cited for driving with a suspended license. 8:18 p.m. A Skamokawa resident complained that a neighbor’s horse had been running loose, had eaten through her cedar fences and was harassing her animals. 12:43 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported hearing several shots fired near his home. 1:51 p.m. A caller reported finding a gold Mercedes parked on an east county gravel road with a deceased cow elk beside it.

November 28 – 2:18 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4. The caller said the driver was pulling a trailer and had struck a guardrail in Skamokawa before turning into Vista Park. A deputy and state patrol responded.

November 29 – 11:42 a.m. Concerned that his neighbors might request a welfare check, a Rosedale resident said he was out of town, but his vehicle was still parked at his home. 4:19 p.m. An individual was cited for an illegal burn at Hornstra Beach.

November 30 – 9:09 a.m. A driver was cited for speed. 9:19 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having a mental health crisis. 5:19 p.m. A caller reported that a driver in a westbound white van was speeding, tailgating, and passing in no passing zones near County Line Park.

December 1 – 12:26 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking both lanes of SR 4 on the west side of KM. A deputy found another tree down while en route. State patrol was headed to the scene but had been slowed by wind and snow. 1:02 a.m. A caller reported that a friend had struck a tree that was down on SR 4 on the west side of KM. There were no injuries, but there was damage to the vehicle. State patrol was notified. 1:12 a.m. A caller reported snow on SR 4 on KM. 4:47 a.m. A caller reported that a woman was asking for help after her vehicle broke down on SR 4 near County Line Park. The vehicle could not be located, but the woman and her bicycle were transported to a shelter in Longview. 9:48 a.m. An individual was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance and for possession of drug paraphernalia. 1:29 p.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded to a chimney fire in Grays River. 2:02 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle parked along SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. A deputy could not locate the car. 3:05 p.m. An east county resident complained about a neighbor’s dogs. The caller said that they had already been to court over the issue, but the dogs were back and attacking their cats and chickens. 9:26 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with respiratory issues.


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