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

Sheriff's Report, May 28, 2020


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

May 17 — 7:42 a.m. A caller said that he had gotten pictures of an individual taking cans from the recycling center on Puget Island. 9:54 a.m. A power outage was reported in the Alger Creek area. The PUD was notified. 12:23 p.m. A caller reported that a tire was blown on a trailer being towed by a truck headed westbound on SR 4 near County Line Park. 4:25 p.m. A caller reported that a four wheeler was being driven at high speeds up and down a Rosedale road. 4:55 p.m. A woman came into a Rosedale business stating that she had been in an accident, that a man had been driving, and that they couldn’t find him. She left her purse. Deputies drove to County Line Park but could find no evidence of an accident. 8:14 p.m. A caller reported that two calves were on Crossdike Road. The owner was notified.

May 18 — 3:50 a.m. A caller reported that water could be seen gushing from a business in Grays River. The caller suspected it was a water main. The PUD was notified, but it was determined that the problem was coming from the owner’s side. 1:10 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported unemployment fraud. 1:36 p.m. A caller reported that a pedestrian was walking back and forth on an Elochoman Valley road, hiding every time a car came by. A deputy made contact with the individual who admitted it would seem weird that he was hiding from cars, but he was just walking to a nearby residence to meet a parent. 6:45 p.m. A woman at a cabin in the Rosburg area said that the two people she had traveled with on a vacation from Kansas would not let her leave. She said that one of them threatened to harm her and her family when he returned to the Midwest. Deputies responded and two people were detained while the woman was taken to Naselle to wait for a ride. No further action was taken. 8:52 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked for assistance when a neighbor refused to leave her home. The caller reported five minutes later that the person had left. The caller’s spouse said that there had been an argument about the kids going to bed. The neighbor said she would not go back to the home, but she believed the kids needed to go to bed. 9:17 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor had been trespassing on her father’s Elochoman Valley property while he was in the hospital. The caller said that the neighbor had been putting her dad’s dogs in the house and locking the doors, and that the dogs had been urinating inside the home. A deputy spoke with both parties. The caller said she did not want the neighbor on the property, and the neighbor said she would continue to put the dogs inside as long as they were left outside and no one was home. At 5:41 p.m., a caller reported that no one had been to the home to take care of the dogs.

May 19 — 9:42 a.m. A caller reported that someone had pulled up to a Skamokawa business and thrown garbage into the parking lot. Some of the garbage struck a vehicle parked there but did not cause damage. 11:21 a.m. A caller reported that a youth was acting out in a Cathlamet home and had hit a caregiver. Deputies responded. The youth had been striking the ceiling with a pair of boxing gloves. When he had been asked to give the gloves to his mother, he had thrown them, striking the caregiver. The caregiver said she had not been injured. The youth said it had not been his intention to hit her. Adult Protective Services was notified as it was an ongoing situation, and the youth refused to speak with a representative from the mental health department. No further actions were taken. 2:06 p.m. A caller reported that he had lost his wallet at some point during the weekend while at the marina. A deputy checked the drop box and checked with the marina office; the wallet had not been found. 2:58 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported unemployment fraud. 5:58 p.m. The mental health department reported that a Cathlamet parent had begun initiating treatment for a youth who was becoming increasingly aggressive and asked for assistance from deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance to transport the juvenile to the hospital. 9:11 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a hospice patient who needed assistance getting back into bed. 11:21 p.m. A caller reported that someone was messing with the gate at the Brusco dock. State patrol and a deputy responded.

May 20 — 9:54 a.m. The sheriff’s department received two referrals from Adult Protective Services regarding a Grays River home. 5:14 p.m. A caller reported that a family member’s phone had been hacked. 6:27 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an Elochoman Valley resident with a bowel blockage to the hospital. 8:44 p.m. A caller reported that someone was squatting at Indian Village Mobile Home Park. Deputies responded. They informed the caller that the individual was staying at his brother’s property and therefore it was a civil issue, but the individual was also informed that because of his history, he was not allowed to be in county overnight. 9:41 p.m. An individual involved in a prior call reported that her neighbor had been harassing her since the deputy left. 10:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of chest pain.

May 21 — 5:36 p.m. A caller reported that a protection order may have been violated. 6:21 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who’d had a seizure and was having trouble breathing.

May 22 — 7 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business. A responsible party was notified. 7:30 a.m. Two callers reported what looked like an unoccupied skiff floating downriver from County Line Park. The Coast Guard was notified. 2:33 p.m. A body was found in the Columbia River a mile east of Nassa Point by a boater. 4:49 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a neighbor had been posting stuff on Facebook about her and her husband. She asked for law enforcement when her husband said he was going to go over and confront them. 6:10 p.m. A caller reported that he was being followed by someone in a road rage incident. 8:19 p.m. A caller reported a possible stalker. 10:20 p.m. A caller reported that his caregiver had brought a friend to his Cathlamet home. The two had gotten high and the friend had assaulted the homeowner when he asked him to leave. An individual was taken into custody.

May 23 — 6:13 a.m. A caller reported that two dogs were running loose on Elochoman Valley Road. An attempt was made to contact a responsible party, but no one responded. A deputy drove up as far as Beaver Creek Road, but did not see the dogs. 10:25 a.m. Car keys were found on a Puget Island road. 5:18 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound vehicle was speeding and passing vehicles in unsafe places on SR 4. 5:38 p.m. A caller reported that the fire alarms had been activated at their Elochoman Valley home, but there was no fire. The Cathlamet Fire Department and District 4 Fire Department responded. It turned out to be a faulty smoke alarm. 8:03 p.m. A caller reported that there was evidence of a recent attempted break in at the greenhouse at Wahkiakum High School. 9 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle traveling on Elochoman Valley roads. 9:09 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home. Deputies responded. 9:35 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet home after an individual said she was suicidal. 10:12 p.m. A caller reported that a Canadian goose was injured. State patrol said to notify Fish and Wildlife. 11:09 p.m. A caller reported that at least six people were involved in a loud party in Cathlamet.


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