Sheriff's Report, April 16, 2020
April 16, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 6 — 12:31 a.m. A caller reported that two people were parked in a driveway in the Skamokawa area. He said they told him that they planned to sleep there. Twenty minutes later he said that they had gotten out of the vehicle with flashlights, and were making a lot of noise before getting back in the vehicle and heading east. 12:35 a.m. A caller said that there were people with flashlights walking around the cell tower in Rosedale. A deputy spoke with a representative of a company contracted by AT&T, who said they would be up there all night working on the tower. 12:37 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Puget Island home after an individual was found unresponsive. The coroner was contacted. 1:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded when a Cathlamet resident had a panic attack. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 6:23 p.m. A Greenwood Road resident reported a missing dog. 7:31 p.m. A Puget Island resident was concerned that a neighbor’s fire looked too large to be out by sunset. A deputy spoke with the property owner and asked him to have the fire out 30 minutes prior to sunset. 7:44 p.m. Several callers reported that there were about 10 cows on SR 4 near Bjornsgard Road. A deputy spoke with a possible owner who said he would check on them. 10:12 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle with its lights on, parked for about an hour in a turnout near Nassa Point.
April 7 — 1:07 p.m. A caller reported that eight cows were on SR 4 near Bjornsgard Road. 1:48 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 6:56 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained that a fire on a neighbor’s property had been smoldering for the past two days and was causing excessive smoke in her home. A deputy drove by and did not observe any smoke near the home of the person making the complaint. He said he could smell the fire, but there was no excessive smoke.
April 8 — 1:12 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was complaining of vomiting, shaking, and blurred vision after she ate a cupcake that a friend had given her. She thought there may have been drugs in the cupcake. 12:02 p.m. A caller reported that two motorcyclists were headed west on SR 4 near Nassa Point at a high rate of speed. 12:10 p.m. A caller reported four motorcyclists traveling at a high rate of speed on West Sunny Sands Road. 1:52 p.m. A caller reported that vehicles had been speeding on SR 4 near Risk Road all day long, including one he estimated to be doing 80 mph. 1:56 p.m. A caller reported a white van traveling at more than 100 mph on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. State patrol and Pacific County were notified. 3:04 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing and dehydrated Rosburg resident. 4:39 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was coughing up blood, as well as complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. 7:44 p.m. A Puget Island resident said she had video of her neighbor yelling at her from across the fence. The caller said she had a restraining order against the individual.
April 9 — 2:31 p.m. A caller reported that three people had launched a boat from the Oneida boat launch, which was closed. 3:44 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 5:15 p.m. A caller reported possible drug activity at a Puget Island home. The caller was concerned about a juvenile living in the home. 5:19 p.m. An individual in Cathlamet reported that a friend was on her phone service plan, and that she no longer wished to pay for his service. She needed to get the phone back in order to cancel the service, but she was unable to contact her friend. She was advised that it was a civil matter.
April 10 — 9:56 p.m. A caller reported a dump truck accident between Flandersville and County Line Park. A deputy and state patrol responded. 11:55 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual at a Puget Island home. 3:44 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who was bleeding after hitting his head on a dresser during a fall. 4:29 p.m. A caller reported finding a friendly pitbull on Greenwood Road. 5:27 p.m. A caller reported hearing people upstairs at St. James Family Center.
April 11 — 8:41 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident who had a fever and was feeling weak. 10:41 a.m. A caller wanted information about what contractors were allowed to do during the stay at home orders. He said he had seen other contractors working and wanted to know if he could work as well. He asked that a deputy speak with the contractors working on Greenwood Road. 11:40 a.m. A caller reported that a rock at the high school in Cathlamet had been vandalized. A deputy took pictures of the vandalism and then the rock was painted. 1:09 p.m. A caller reported that about 20 people were standing close together without masks in front of a Cathlamet business. When she asked why they weren’t complying with the stay at home order, they said “because we’re family.” The caller asked for a deputy to counsel the group on the stay at home order. 2:17 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who may have suffered a heart attack. 3:13 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that his phone had been hacked.11:21 p.m. The Skamokawa ambulance aided two Skamokawa residents; one was complaining of abdominal and back pain. Both individuals refused transport to the hospital.
April 12 — 2:33 p.m. A caller reported that a transient, who had been behaving strangely while hanging out at a Rosedale business, had tried to trade a bullet for food. A deputy responded and asked for a representative from mental health, but the individual left the property. 2:48 p.m. Two callers reported that an individual in Deep River had been shooting rounds into the river near a bald eagle’s nest. State patrol was notified. They would try to contact Fish and Wildlife. 4:10 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a neighbor in Cathlamet after hearing shots fired and then seeing two individuals leave the home, one with a rifle under his shirt. Deputies responded. State patrol and Cowlitz County were asked to be on the lookout for the pair, who may have headed east. 4:30 p.m. A caller was concerned about a neighbor’s daughter who had been screaming and crying “No, stop” for the last 10 minutes. Deputies responded and found kids playing in water. 6:51 p.m. Deputies, the District 4 Fire Department, the Cathlamet Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the Puget Island Fire Department responded to a fire involving logging equipment on Brenner Road in the Elochoman Valley. The Department of Natural Resources was notified and was preparing to respond at 7:28 p.m.