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

Sheriff's Report, February 13, 2020


February 13, 2020

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

February 3 — 2:16 a.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for an individual who had been reported missing after leaving an Ilwaco hospital on foot. 8:59 a.m. A caller reported that three people arrived at Vista Park around 2 a.m. One person was seen to put what appeared to be a handgun in his pants before the party walked a nearby trail for a few hours. 1:08 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a lost dog. 2:13 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who may have broken a shoulder in a fall. 2:13 p.m. A caller reported that a woman wearing purple pants was walking down Main Street in Cathlamet and yelling profanities at an imaginary person. Deputies spoke with the woman; no action was taken. 6:34 p.m. A burglar alarm was activated at a Deep River home. The alarm company was unable to contact the owner. The owner’s son called and said he had been at the home a day earlier and had trouble securing one of the doors. A deputy responded and found no sign of entry. The alarm was turned off. 6:37 p.m. A welfare check was requested at a Cathlamet address when a caller said she could hear a baby screaming in an apartment upstairs. Deputies responded and determined that the child was okay. The parent said the child was unhappy about being in a timeout. 9:36 p.m. A Cathlamet parent asked for assistance when an adult daughter with mental health issues showed up at their home. The caller asked deputies to check on the woman’s mental health and to make sure she left the property. Deputies were unable to locate the individual.

February 4 — 8:54 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was unresponsive after having a seizure. 9:26 a.m. A caller reported finding a deceased dog on Puget Island. 4:47 p.m. A Deep River resident wanted the sheriff’s office to know that Child Protective Services had authorized his custody of a child, in case the mother called to report that the child had been kidnapped. 5:54 p.m. Two vehicles were involved in an accident on SR 4 east of Cathlamet. Two people were reported to be injured. A deputy, the District 4 Fire Department, state patrol, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 6:28 p.m. The PUD shut off power from Rosedale to County Line due to a motor vehicle accident. Power was restored at 9:03 p.m.

February 5 — 10:13 a.m. A representative from Adult Protective Services requested a welfare check on an Elochoman Valley resident. 10:16 a.m. A caller reported basketball sized rocks on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 4:02 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that she had received a check from a parent’s estate and that family members were trying to take the money. 5 p.m. A Rosburg resident said his ex was preventing him from leaving their home with their four week old child. He said the mother was planning to put the child up for adoption without his consent. Deputies spoke with the parents.

February 6 — 6:40 p.m. A caller reported that a driver had struck a tree along SR 4 in the Rosburg area. 6:44 p.m. A caller reported that the power was out at a Grays River address. The PUD was notified. 9:35 p.m. A caller reported a speeding passenger van had almost struck another car on a Puget Island road. The van was pulled over by a deputy in Cathlamet.

February 7 — 5:22 a.m. Eden Valley Road was closed due to high water. 8:55 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident with respiratory issues. 10:40 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Rosburg resident who was out of insulin. 10:43 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual found in a trailer in a field in the Skamokawa area. He was unable to move or to speak. 11:11 a.m. A caller reported that he had been approached by a man while working on West Valley Road. The man said his vehicle had flat tires and was stuck behind a locked gate off West Valley. The man was seen walking east on SR 4 toward the Duck Inn. 12:48 p.m. A smoke detector was activated at a home on East Valley Road. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. The alarm was canceled by the alarm company.

February 8 — 1:23 a.m. A tree was down and blocking both lanes of SR 409 on Puget Island. Deputies responded and state patrol was notified. The Washington State Department of Transportation was on scene at 3:17 p.m. 1:32 a.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle on SR 4 on the west side of KM. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle. 8:56 a.m. A caller reported that a boat had sunk in the slough just west of Marina Drive. 1:29 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident. 6:07 p.m. An east county resident reported finding sugar in the fuel pump of his vehicle. 7:01 p.m. Clatsop County dispatch reported that a caller from an address in the Nassa Point area had hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch called the number back and were told that a woman had passed out, but she was alert now. A deputy responded and the woman declined assistance.

February 9 — 12:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 5:11 a.m. A caller said that a suspicious man had approached her and asked for a debit card to purchase gas at a Rosedale business. He later pushed money through the door to pay for gas. He left when a deputy arrived. 11:42 a.m. An east county resident said that a neighbor’s dog was chasing her chickens. 1:18 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that people had been shooting for about an hour. A deputy responded and spoke with someone who said that their family had been getting in some target practice and that they would be done in the next hour. 4:57 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was unconscious and may have had a stroke.


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