Sheriff's Report, June 11, 2020
June 11, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
May 31 — 1:21 p.m. Dispatch received a 911 call and could hear loud noises, but no audible voices. The call was determined to be coming from a point on the Columbia River Highway in Oregon. Oregon State Patrol was notified. 1:42 p.m. A caller reported a column of smoke and a smell of garbage coming from a Puget Island address. A deputy and the Puget Island Fire Department responded to what turned out to be a recreational wood fire. They found no evidence that garbage was being burned. 4:32 p.m. A hiker found a burn pile containing a woman’s clothing and purse on the hill above the Rosedale area. 5:47 p.m. An alarm was activated at a shop on Puget Island. The alarm company received a key pad authorization and told deputies they could stand down. 5:57 p.m. A six year old Puget Island resident called 911 accidentally. 6:23 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with low blood sugar. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 9:02 p.m. A Puget Island resident asked for assistance after someone abandoned a vehicle on his property. A deputy responded and spoke with the property owner and the owner of the vehicle. The pair agreed that the truck would be moved that night and no law enforcement was taken at that time.
June 1 — 9:14 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer in a ditch along Elochoman Valley Road. The county road department was notified. 9:35 a.m. A Cathlamet resident requested assistance when an unwanted person refused to leave the home. 9:45 a.m. The Washington Department of Transportation was notified about the deceased deer in the ditch along Elochoman Valley Road. 10:45 a.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to attempt to locate an individual who was wanted for robbery in the first degree and was believed to be staying at a home in Grays River. A deputy, two Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers, and a Cowlitz K9 unit responded. 11:22 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Puget Island resident. A deputy was able to make contact. 12:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had been drinking and was suffering from hallucinations. 3:44 p.m. A deputy responded to a motorcycle accident on SR 4 in the Grays River area. No injuries were reported. 5:37 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor had seen a vehicle stop at her Deep River home repeatedly and for long periods of time. The caller said she had just witnessed the vehicle, and the driver sped off when he saw her. A deputy responded. 8:25 p.m. A third party caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet home. Deputies responded.
June 2 — 7:08 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident first called to report a missing cat and then called again to say it had been found. It had been attacked, she said, and her neighbor’s dogs were loose. She called later to say that the neighbor had threatened her, and then finally to say she was sick of the ongoing dog problem and property dispute. She was advised that it was a civil matter. 7:12 a.m. A caller reported an unattended boat floating on the Columbia River near Nassa Point. Deputies responded. 2:13 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that his neighbors were shooting and that a bullet had gone through his shop. 5:35 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was speeding on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. The caller said an individual in the vehicle screamed at her as they passed. Deputies and state patrol were notified. 5:46 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that her neighbor’s car was blocking her driveway. She was advised that it was a civil issue because it was a shared driveway. 9:15 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that she had been assaulted when she went to a neighbor’s home to confront her. The other party called to report that her neighbor had come to her home and started banging on the door. She said that she did not open the door when she realized who it was.
June 3 — 11:01 a.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual who was intoxicated and screaming in an office parking lot on Elochoman Valley Road. The caller said that the individual’s case worker was not coming in because the individual was intoxicated and that the subject had been given a ride by Wahkiakum on the Move. Deputies responded. 2:55 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having trouble breathing. 4:10 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home. An individual was taken into custody. 4:53 p.m. A caller reported a bicyclist that appeared to be disoriented heading east on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 8:39 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4 a few miles west of County Line Park. State patrol responded. 9:47 p.m. A caller reported that two cars were parked at County Line Park. When the occupants were informed that the park was closed, they were rude to the caller. They left, but the caller was concerned that they might return. 10:52 p.m. Deputies and state patrol attempted to serve a warrant when a suspect’s vehicle was found at a Grays River home, but the subject was not there. 11:50 p.m. A deputy and the Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was having respiratory issues.
June 4 — 5:50 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that her neighbor’s dogs were loose, urinating in her yard and barking. She called again to say that the neighbor’s vehicle was blocking their shared driveway. She called later to report that she had handled the matter and that there was no need to send out a deputy. 2:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. 2:49 p.m. A caller reported a rock in the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 4:16 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Rosedale resident. A deputy made contact with the individual and determined she was okay. 5:32 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of back pain. 7:15 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Skamokawa ambulance responded to the report of an individual on SR 4 on the westside of KM with a head injury. 7:50 p.m. A caller reported that an individual was breaking things in an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy responded. 8:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an individual from the county jail to the hospital. 9:57 p.m. An individual found a lighter and mace and took it to the sheriff’s office.
June 5 — 11:03 a.m. A Little Cape Horn resident reported that she had been threatened by someone she had hired to do some work. 11:41 a.m. A caller reported a possible disabled vehicle in a pullout along SR 4 in the Abe Creek Hill area. 1:21 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle backed into a sign in Cathlamet. 2:04 p.m. A caller reported that an individual was behaving strangely around some mailboxes in Skamokawa. 7:19 p.m. A caller reported that a hot tub was floating on the river and had gotten stopped by pilings near Puget Island. The Coast Guard was notified. A deputy confirmed that it was a hot tub. 7:29 p.m. A 911 call was abandoned. Dispatch called the number and got voicemail. The caller called back and said that her child had used her phone and that everything was okay. 8:25 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that some of his things had been vandalized and possibly stolen from his boat.
June 6 — 1:33 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who thought he was having a heart attack. 6:36 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that someone had driven through her yard. She also said that it looked like someone had tried to break in though a bedroom window. A deputy responded and said there was no evidence of a crime, that it appeared as though someone had driven through the yard, but there was no damage. 6:45 a.m. A caller reported that a red and white boat with an orange x on it was moving down the river just west of the Elochoman marina. The Coast Guard was notified. At 7:25, a second call came in about the boat from Vista Park. 8:42 a.m. A vehicle went into a ditch on a Puget Island road. A deputy responded. 9:01 a.m. A caller reported two calves on a Puget Island road. The owner responded. 3:30 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that someone had stolen her purse from her home. 3:58 p.m. A caller reported possible squatters on their property in the Elochoman Valley. 7:40 p.m. A Grays River resident reported that his family was receiving threats. He was concerned that the individual might follow them home. 9:10 p.m. A caller reported that there were two vehicles at County Line Park after dark. Both vehicles left while the caller was on the phone with dispatch. 9:52 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that he was being stalked.