Sheriff's Report, January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
January 13 – 4:28 a.m. A caller reported that a light was on in the old nursing home. 6:25 a.m. A driver reported that he struck a deer on SR 4 on the east side of KM. 7:29 a.m. A caller reported that a restraining order had been violated. 4:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of chest pain, cold sweats, and respiratory issues. 5:37 p.m. A caller said that a Grays River resident had been expected to drive her vehicle to Portland a month earlier but was now claiming to have lost the key. The caller was advised that it was a civil issue. 5:40 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a couple in a boat at the marina in Cathlamet who had propane poisoning after leaving their propane heater on for about six hours. 5:58 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle blocking a lane of SR 4 near County Line Park. 6:03 p.m. A caller reported that she was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend. 6:23 p.m. A caller reported that a man was underneath a truck at the marina. The man was later seen with a flashlight, leaning into the truck.
January 14 – 6:50 a.m. A caller reported a one vehicle accident with unknown injuries on SR 4. 7:46 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had gone into a ditch on SR 4 in the Deep River area. 8:28 a.m. A caller reported that the driver of a gold Nissan truck was speeding on the school access road. 2:25 p.m. A caller reported that he had found a backpack with a wallet, cellphone and handgun on a Puget Island beach. A deputy took possession of the items and the owner of the firearm was determined. 2:26 p.m. A caller reported that a tree had fallen and was being held up by a road sign along SR 4 on the east side of KM. 2:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with a possible bowel blockage. 3:29 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. It turned out to be a false alarm. 3:58 p.m. A caller reported that a restraining order may have been violated. After interviews were conducted, it was determined that no violation had occurred.
January 15 – 5:09 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of chest pain. 11:20 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance, state patrol, and a deputy responded when a tree fell on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area, and caused a one vehicle accident. 11:54 p.m. A power outage was reported in Skamokawa. 1:21 p.m. A chimney fire was reported at an Elochoman Valley home. The Cathlamet Fire Department, the District 4 Fire Department, deputies, and the Skamokawa ambulance responded. 2:01 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. A deputy and state patrol responded. 2:40 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of respiratory issues. 3:39 p.m. A caller reported that a conversation regarding illegal activity had been overheard. 5:43 p.m. A caller reported power outages in the Elochoman Valley, on Beaver Creek, and in Skamokawa. 5:46 p.m. A caller reported that a power line was down on a Puget Island road. 5:49 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking a Deep River road. 7:53 p.m. A caller reported that a driver headed west on SR 4 from the Cathlamet area was speeding and passing vehicles in unsafe areas. 8:16 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking one lane of SR 4 on the west side of KM. 8:33 p.m. A caller reported that a tree had fallen, knocking down a power line on a Puget Island property. The PUD was notified. 10:08 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that an unknown vehicle had been parked in front of his home and an individual had attempted to open his door, then began banging on it and yelling.
January 16 – 12:41 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 5:56 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking both lanes of East Little Island Road. The county road department responded. 8:31 a.m. A caller reported that a transient had been living in a cardboard bin near a Rosedale business. A deputy asked the individual to move along, and he agreed. 9:09 a.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on Elochoman Valley Road. An injury was reported, but transport to the hospital was refused. 11:23 a.m. State patrol and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an accident on SR 4 in Skamokawa. 11:28 a.m. An individual reported that a possible drunk driver had struck a vehicle in a parking lot in Cathlamet. 12:57 p.m. A caller reported that he had received a phone call from an unknown person saying he needed to get cataract surgery. 3:36 p.m. A caller reported that he was being harassed by a former friend. 7:03 p.m. A caller reported that an individual with guns in his vehicle was driving with a suspended license. State patrol responded. 7:35 p.m. A caller reported that his ex-wife was harassing his current wife on Facebook. 9:53 p.m. A caller reported that someone was sitting in a truck behind the library in Cathlamet, possibly stealing wi-fi.
January 17 – 4:42 a.m. A caller reported that another driver had broken off his mirror while passing him on SR 4 near County Line Park. The other driver could be heard arguing with the caller in the background. The caller later reported that they had exchanged information. 9:04 a.m. A caller reported that an individual had moved into a home during the middle of the night even though her application to rent the space had been denied. A deputy spoke with the woman, and she agreed to leave. 10:57 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on children in a Cathlamet home. A deputy responded and was told that the children were on their way home from Texas and should be back in two days. 3:39 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. A deputy was unable to locate the vehicle. 5:13 p.m. A caller reported that a trailer home on the east side of the county had been vacant and that the doors had been open all day. The caller was concerned about potential vandals and wanted to close up the property. 8:34 p.m. A caller reported that an earlier complaint regarding an animal on a Beaver Creek property had still not been addressed. The caller said he was willing to rescue the animal, but he would need assistance. 10:56 p.m.The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was weak due to chemotherapy.
January 18 – 3:57 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of stomach pain. 5:45 p.m. A driver struck a deer on SR 4 near Nassa Point. He was blocking the westbound lane and his car horn was stuck. A deputy responded.
January 19 – 11:04 a.m. A caller reported that a hawk had been injured by an eagle. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 12:11 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a trespasser on the Elochoman River. 12:42 p.m. A caller reported a person acting strangely at the community center in Cathlamet. 3:24 p.m. An individual reported being bitten by a dog during a traffic stop. 4:47 p.m. A resident on Altoona Pillar Rock Road reported hearing a massive explosion. Another caller reported that his windows had rattled. Deputies responded but were unable to determine the location of the explosion.