Sheriff's Report, July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
June 28 — 3:13 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a former girlfriend and her boyfriend were having sex in his back yard and would not leave. The caller said it was a recurring issue. Two deputies responded and found no evidence that anyone had been there recently. A deputy went to the other man’s home; his vehicle’s engine was cold. A deputy went to the ex-girlfriend’s home and was told that she had left earlier. The caller was advised to place cameras in his back yard. No further action was taken. 12:01 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on East Valley Road. 1:38 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that there were people in his backyard and they were planning to kill him. A deputy responded, found no evidence of anyone being in the backyard, and tried to make contact with the alleged suspect. No action was taken at that time. 4:31 p.m. A driver was cited for speed and for driving with a suspended license.
June 29 — 3:10 a.m. A caller reported a man walking along SR 4 in the Abe Creek Hill area. State Patrol was notified. 7:26 a.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. The District 4 Fire Department responded. It turned out to be a false alarm. 11:32 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked in a church parking lot on Puget Island. A deputy made contact with the individual, who said he was waiting for his grandson and that they had designated that location. 1:59 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that someone was driving around the neighborhood in an ATV and tearing up property. 3:06 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported an ongoing issue with a neighbor. The caller said that his puppy kept getting out and going over to the neighbor’s yard, and that the neighbor was using a pellet gun to shoot the puppy. He also said that when the neighbor found feces on his property, he assumed it was their dog, and threw it onto the caller’s property. 4:26 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4 near Nassa Point. The vehicle was stopped by a deputy, who witnessed no infractions and found no signs of intoxication. No action was taken. 5:43 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking one lane of Altoona-Pillar Rock Road. The county road department was notified. 6:56 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that two people were at his home and had threatened to kill him. He said he didn’t see them, but he had heard them. A deputy responded and found no evidence of a crime. A representative from the mental health department responded and spoke with the individual. 7:07 p.m. A caller complained about grass getting blown over East Valley Road. 8:14 p.m. Dispatch was notified by authorities in Astoria that they had gotten a misdialed 911 call from a home near Nassa Point. Dispatch called the home. A resident said that everyone was okay, that the number had been dialed accidentally. 10:13 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver on Main Street headed towards SR 4. The vehicle had been swerving all over the road, and when the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle, a beer can fell out. A deputy responded and state patrol was notified. They were unable to locate the vehicle. 11:15 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that two people had been outside arguing, before having sex and running off. Two deputies responded and spoke with the caller and the property owner, who both stated that they had heard someone outside. There was no evidence that anyone had been in the area, and no action was taken.
June 30 — 4:48 a.m. A Deep River resident thought it was suspicious when he saw people across the street loading a vehicle onto a trailer in the dark. 12:45 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding a home in Cathlamet. A deputy made contact with the adult. She said that her grandson had not taken any of her pills, and that she didn’t know if he had taken her laundry money, but she wasn’t concerned about it. 4:27 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual in a Cathlamet home, when parents became concerned that an adult child’s caretakers had taken away her cell phone and would not let them speak to her. There was also some concern that there might be sexual abuse. A deputy responded and spoke to the individual, who said she was taking a break from her phone. The deputy found the individual to be in good health and happy. 10:11 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that two kids had tried to get into his home but had taken off. Two deputies spoke with the caller, and then patrolled the area. They did not find anyone, and no action was taken. 10:17 p.m. State patrol requested assistance at a traffic stop in the Deep River area. Two deputies responded but were unable to locate the officer. State patrol was called. They confirmed that the officer had left the area.
July 1 — 7:13 a.m. A driver went into a ditch on Columbia Street after someone put cones in the road. 12:43 p.m. An employee at a Cathlamet business reported that a customer had become irate when he had tried to use counterfeit money and the employee would not take it. The customer left. At 3:33 p.m., he was taken into custody, and at 10:28 p.m., a deputy was working on a search warrant. 1:24 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen and was unable to get up. 3:13 p.m. A caller reported a chunk of wood on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 6:28 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual in an Elochoman Valley home who was having a seizure. 6:52 p.m. A caller reported that there was a stray dog on the Puget Island bridge. 7:49 p.m. A caller reported that a truck traveling at a high rate of speed had crashed on SR 4 just west of County Line Park, and was blocking the west bound lane. Deputies, state patrol, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 9:20 p.m. Astoria received an abandoned 911 call from a Rosburg home. Dispatch called the home, and a woman said that her adult daughter had been aggressive, but had since calmed down. She said everything was fine. Three deputies responded and spoke with both parties, who agreed it was a verbal disagreement, and that it had never gotten physical. No action was taken at that time. 9:56 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that it sounded like illegal fireworks were being set off.
July 2 — 11:40 a.m. A Cathlamet resident said she had been threatened. 4:27 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that someone had flattened his tractor tires sometime in the last week. A deputy responded and found no evidence of vandalism. The tires appeared to be slightly low on air. 4:44 p.m. A Cathlamet business reported fraud. 9:35 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported illegal fireworks. He was advised that fireworks could go off until 11 p.m. 10:48 p.m. Deputies assisted when a vehicle with multiple occupants was pulled over, and field sobriety tests were conducted. A citation was given.
July 3 — 10:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a man was found slumped over the wheel of his vehicle at a Cathlamet residence. 1:12 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet home. It was set off accidentally by the homeowner’s child. 4:18 p.m. A caller reported that a man had pulled over into the fishing area on Elochoman Valley Road with four flat tires and a broken windshield. Deputies responded and a tow truck was called. 4:52 p.m. A caller reported that a bullet had gone through a camper’s tent at Vista Park. The caller could still hear weapons being fired. Deputies responded and found a tear in the tent and collected the bullet. The campers were told to call if the shooting persisted, and the park manager was notified. 6:56 p.m. A driver was cited for not having insurance.
July 4 — 9:41 a.m. A caller reported that she had been followed by a man in a black Ford F-150 with red wheels, and that he had harassed her in the parking lot of a Cathlamet business. 12:27 p.m. A dog was found on Greenwood Road. 12:32 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that someone had come to his home and threatened him. 2:52 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was trespassing on timberland property. 10:15 p.m. A dog was found on North Jacobson Road. 10:21 p.m. A Rosedale resident complained that the fireworks were stressing out his dog. He was advised that the fireworks were allowed until midnight. 10:36 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that her neighbor’s fireworks were coming down and littering her yard. 11:16 p.m. A caller reported that five vehicles traveling at about 90 miles per hour on SR 4 at Abernathy Creek Road had almost struck two vehicles that were pulled over on the side of the road. He wasn’t sure if they were headed to Wahkiakum County or not. 11:44 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that her neighbor was setting off big fireworks.