Sheriff's Report, July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 13 — 2:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting a green and yellow bile. 11:48 a.m. Dispatch received an open 911 call from a Skamokawa address. Dispatch made two attempts to make contact. A deputy responded and spoke with the subject; the call was accidental. 12:37 p.m. An individual in Astoria reported that a Puget Island resident had violated a protection order by attempting to contact her via FaceTime. 2:08 p.m. A caller reported that a deer had been struck by a vehicle and was injured. A deputy responded and euthanized the deer. 2:47 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that someone was blocking her driveway. 5:14 p.m. A caller reported that a woman was walking along Elochoman Valley Road in her bare feet. She asked the caller for a ride, stating that she had been kicked out of her home. 5:54 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported fraudulent activity on his bank account. 7:12 p.m. Dispatch in Astoria reported that they had received an accidental call from a beach on Puget Island. Dispatch contacted the caller, who said she was okay. 7:14 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Rosedale home to aid an individual who had either overdosed or was having a bad allergic reaction to some medication. 7:41 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle in the Alger Creek area. 8:03 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported an argument with a contractor. The caller was afraid that the situation might escalate. A deputy responded. 10:38 p.m. A caller reported hearing someone call for help in the Beaver Creek area. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when it was discovered that a driver had gone off the road and was down in a six foot ditch. Her parents were notified, and the driver refused transport to the hospital. A tow was called.
July 14 — 10:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have had a stroke. The District 4 Fire Department responded and Lifeflight was en route. 11:18 a.m. Deputies, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident on SR 4 near Nassa Point. Injuries were reported. 11:48 a.m. A caller reported that he and his wife had been chased and nipped at by three dogs on a Little Island road while riding their bicycles. 4:02 p.m. A caller suspected that an individual seen driving around a Cathlamet neighborhood might have something to do with three or four missing cats. 5:11 p.m. A Cathlamet resident purchased something recently, and realized it had not come with a title. He was concerned that it might be stolen. 10:56 p.m. An individual at the marina reported that six or seven people were yelling at him. A deputy responded and reminded those involved of the curfew.
July 15 — 12:24 p.m. A Deep River resident reported a domestic disturbance when an estranged and intoxicated husband returned to the home and began pounding on the door and yelling. The man then left in a vehicle. 1:15 a.m. License plates with new tabs were found in the trash at a Cathlamet business. A deputy responded. 12:56 p.m. A caller was concerned about a family member who walked into their Skamokawa home and picked up a handgun after a visit to a hospital before leaving the premises again. A deputy responded and found the individual in a local restaurant. He was armed. He responded to a series of questions, and it was determined he was not in distress. The firearm was secured in a trunk and the individual was free to leave. 2:38 p.m. A caller reported that cows were loose and on a Skamokawa road. The owners were notified. 4:34 p.m. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle near the wastewater treatment plant. 5:26 p.m. A caller reported finding a large crowbar in the middle of SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. The caller got out of his vehicle to remove the item from the road. He reported it was plastic, and not a crowbar. 11:24 p.m. The owner of a vehicle left near the wastewater treatment plant said he had left it there because of a flat tire. Two deputies responded and tried to inflate the tire, but it would not hold air. The owner said he would make arrangements to move the vehicle the following day.
July 16 — 11:18 a.m. A Little Cape Horn resident reported that a political sign had been torn down and that someone had dumped garbage on their property. 2:17 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that someone was on her property and vandalizing her car. An individual was taken into custody. 5:08 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that someone had stolen her purse from her vehicle. 6:08 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of stomach cramps. 8:38 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area.
July 17 — 1:40 a.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident after a dropped 911 call. 5:31 a.m. A caller reported that a deceased deer was blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 just east of County Line Park. 7:28 a.m. An individual at the marina requested a jump start for his minivan. 11:38 a.m. A caller reported that a motorhome was parked in a handicapped spot on Main Street in Cathlamet. 1:45 p.m. A caller reported a motorhome with an open compartment traveling on a Puget Island road. 2:56 p.m. A caller reported an impaired driver heading west on SR 4 in the Flandersville area. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 4:22 p.m. A caller reported that a driver left the scene after backing into some mailboxes on Jacobson Road. The driver was contacted. He agreed to return and repair the mail boxes or replace them as needed. 4:29 p.m. A deputy was requested for a civil standby at a Skamokawa home. 4:39 p.m. A deputy was requested for a vehicle unlock at a Rosedale business. 8:49 p.m. A caller witnessed an individual climbing through the window of a Cathlamet home. 11:29 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a neighbor repeatedly trespassed on her property. A deputy tried to make contact with the neighbor. The home appeared to be vacant, though the yard had been cut recently.
July 18 — 7:41 a.m. A caller reported that a threat had been made at a Skamokawa home. Deputies and a representative from the mental health department responded. After investigating, deputies believed the report was unfounded. 9:25 a.m. The Grays River ambulance transported a Deep River resident to palliative care. 11:35 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs had been barking constantly for the past three hours. 7:15 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for a subject involved in a stabbing at a Longiew restaurant. 8:50 p.m. Callers reported hearing multiple shots fired in the Rosedale area. Deputies responded and spoke with the people firing weapons. They appeared to be shooting in a safe direction and said they were done for the night. At 9:33 p.m., a caller reported hearing shots being fired again. 10:45 p.m. A caller reported that a Skamokawa resident was missing. He had not returned from a visit to a leader at his church. Deputies and state patrol responded and a silver alert was issued. The individual was found at 12:49 p.m. the following day, and the silver alert was canceled.
July 19 — 8:09 a.m. An individual at Vista Park asked for assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle. 10:52 a.m. A caller reported that the lawn in front of a Rosburg church had been torn up by a vehicle. 11:31 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who may have suffered a heart attack. 2:01 p.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about the welfare of a child. 5:21 p.m. The Skamokawa ambulance responded to the report that an individual on a boat near Vista Park was having heart issues. The U.S. Coast Guard said the ambulance could stand down. 5:39 p.m. A caller reported that the tool boxes in a truck parked in front of her Cathlamet home had been broken into and damaged and a tool had been stolen. 6:03 p.m. Deputies and the Skamokawa ambulance responded to the boat launch in Skamokawa to aid an individual on a boat with heart problems. 8:45 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked for assistance after she dropped her keys between the seat and console of her car.
July 20 — 8:09 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who had fallen and hurt her ankle. 9:04 a.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance that happened the day before, and said that the other person involved was known to carry a gun, and had notions of suicide by cop. Deputies responded, and a Longview SWAT team was called. The man would not exit his home, so deputies broke a window and deployed a spray, forcing him out. He was taken into custody, and SWAT was cancelled. 9:48 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that she had been threatened by a family member who appeared to be high. He was taken into custody.