Sheriff's Report, December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
December 9 – 10:57 a.m. A US Postal Service employee was delivering mail in the Skamokawa area when the driver of a gray truck struck her vehicle and drove away. A deputy, the Skamokawa Fire Department, and the Skamokawa ambulance responded, but the employee refused transport to the hospital. 3:48 p.m. A caller reported that he had struck an elk two days earlier on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 3:49 p.m. The sheriff’s office received a referral from Adult Protective Services about an individual in the Beaver Creek area. 4:26 p.m. A caller reported that an individual who appeared to be intoxicated was in the attic of his Puget Island home, causing damage. A deputy responded and found the subject walking on South Welcome Slough Road. The individual was taken into custody at 5:10 p.m. 5:40 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was having a seizure. The individual refused transport to the hospital.
December 10 – 11:27 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 12:54 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who injured an arm after a fall. 4:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient who was concerned he might be having a stroke to the hospital. 4:48 p.m. State patrol notified the sheriff’s office that they would be without radios and phones for about two hours while the power was shut off. 5:01 p.m. A caller reported a slash pile burn at the end of East Valley Road in Skamokawa. The Skamokawa Fire Department responded. 5:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient who was pale, clammy, having respiratory issues and had an abscess on his arm to the hospital. 5:51 p.m. A caller reported that a cow was loose in the Rosburg area. A deputy responded but could not locate the cow. 9:27 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual in Alger Creek who was unresponsive after taking some pills.
December 11 – 8:50 a.m. A caller reported that two trucks were tearing up a building site in an area just east of Cathlamet. 10:22 a.m. The Department of Corrections requested assistance at a Grays River home. 10:32 a.m. A caller asked for assistance when an individual who was asked to leave a Puget Island home refused to do so. 12:07 p.m. A deputy responded when an alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. 2:48 p.m. The sheriff’s office was asked to be on the lookout for a red Chevrolet Impala. The driver was believed to be suffering from dementia. 5:05 p.m. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded to a Puget Island home after an individual made suicidal statements. 6:13 p.m. Police transport was requested at the clinic after a patient threatened to throw herself from an ambulance.
December 12 – 8:09 a.m. The Grays River ambulance was en route to a Rosburg home where CPR was being administered. 11:23 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking a Rosburg road. The county road department was notified. 11:47 a.m. A caller reported that rocks had fallen onto SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified. 12:17 p.m. A caller was concerned about a family member with mental health issues. 2:30 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that his shop had been broken into and vandalized. 2:33 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident. A deputy responded and found the house secure and the car gone.
December 13 – 6:51 a.m. A caller reported that two horses were loose on a Puget Island road. The caller said he had hit one of the horses with a mirror when he had slammed on his brakes, causing damage to the mirror. 11:08 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was upside down after an accident on SR 4 near Nassa Point. Deputies, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. There were no injuries reported and the driver refused transport to the hospital. 12:50 p.m. A caller reported a fraudulent check. 2:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with blood sugar issues. 6:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident with possible stroke symptoms. 10:39 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious individual leaning against his vehicle outside his Cathlamet home. The subject was later taken into custody.
December 14 – 10:42 a.m. A caller reported a reckless driver on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 3:18 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a deer had been decapitated and left on East Birnie Slough Road. State Patrol said they would notify Fish and Wildlife. They were not sure if this was related to another decapitated deer that had been found recently.
December 15 – 8:25 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having seizures. 10:03 a.m. Three deputies performed a warrant service at a Skamokawa address. 11:54 a.m. A deputy contacted a homeowner after a residential burglar alarm was activated. The homeowner said all was well. 2:53 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that his neighbor had stolen his dog. 7:26 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having a seizure.