Sheriff's Report, April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 12 — 6:51 p.m. The District 4 Fire Department, the Cathlamet Fire Department, the Puget Island Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to the report of a two acre brush fire turned equipment fire on an active logging site in the Elochoman Valley. Cowlitz County offered two brush trucks and a tender. The Department of Natural Resources was notified and en route.
April 13 — 11:58 a.m. A caller reported that a cement truck heading east from Rosedale was dropping rocks all over SR 4. At 12:05 p.m., the driver of a cement truck was stopped near Flandersville, but it turned out to be the wrong truck.
April 14 — 8:53 a.m. A caller reported that someone had parked an RV at the old fire hall in Grays River without permission. 10:35 a.m. A caller reported a speeding driver on a Puget Island road. 3:19 p.m. A caller reported that a burn pile was smoldering on a Puget Island property. A deputy responded. He found a fire and no one at home. The owner was contacted and informed that there was a burn ban. He said he would be home shortly to put out the fire. 4:50 p.m. While at work, a parent requested a welfare check for a child in a Grays River home because she was diabetic and ailing. A deputy made several attempts to make contact and was finally able to speak with the child at 6:27 p.m. She said she was feeling better, but because the only adult in the home at the time was neither a parent nor a guardian, and because he said he had no knowledge of her medical issues, Child Protective Services was notified. 5:12 p.m. Two deputies responded when a caller reported a squatter at the old fire hall in Grays River. The door to the building had been kicked in. 9:44 p.m. A deputy, state patrol, and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had passed out. The resident regained consciousness while the caller was on the phone with dispatch and later refused transport to the hospital.
April 15 — 9:21 a.m. A caller reported that a wire was down along SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. The PUD was notified. 4:19 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Puget Island residence. A K-9 unit was requested from Cowlitz, and an individual was taken into custody at 5:27 p.m. 5:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who had overdosed at a Puget Island home. 5:32 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that someone was threatening blackmail.
April 16 — 3:08 p.m. A caller reported ongoing thefts at a Beaver Creek home. 7:03 p.m. A caller reported a burning smell at a Cathlamet home. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. They found a fire pit. A deputy checked to see if the burning smell was coming from a nearby property. 7:33 p.m. A caller reported seeing a large cloud of smoke in the Elochoman Valley. A deputy investigated and said it was possibly coming from someone’s chimney.
April 17 — 8:23 a.m. A caller reported that someone was sleeping in his car right next to her property at Little Cape Horn. 9:43 a.m. A caller reported that two cows were on SR 4 near Bjornsgard Road. The owner was notified. 3:47 p.m. A caller reported that a disabled vehicle was blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 just east of Cape Horn. State patrol was notified. 9:43 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported seeing 30-40 lights, equally spaced, flying at a high speed above his home. He then said that there were three lights above him, all in a straight line, two of them close to each other. He initially thought they were satellites.
April 18 — 6:45 a.m. A caller reported that there was a deer by the side of a Puget Island road that looked like it had been hit. The caller said it looked like it was still alive. A deputy responded at 7:24 a.m. and reported that the deer looked like it had been hit by a car, but it also appeared to have been euthanized because there was a bullet wound in its chest. Fish and Wildlife were notified. 8:19 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been abandoned in the middle of a Deep River road. The owner was located. He said that he was trying to repair and move it. 2:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having seizures. 4:48 p.m. A deputy, the Skamokawa Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. There were no injuries reported. 6:11 p.m. A caller reported that an individual was driving on his property to drop someone off at his neighbor’s home. 11:20 p.m. A caller reported a chimney fire at a Puget Island home. The Puget Island Fire Department responded.