Sheriff's Report, August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 27 — 8:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had broken a leg in a fall. 10:45 a.m. A caller reported seeing a large plastic pesticide container in a ditch along SR 4 just west of Skamokawa. The container was filling with water and overflowing into the ditch, which fed into a nearby creek. 1:36 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4 near Little Cape Horn. It turned out to be a student driver. 5:52 p.m. Dispatch contacted a caller after a dropped 911 call. She had accidentally hit the emergency button on her new phone. 6:47 p.m. A caller requested a civil standby while he collected a vehicle from a Puget Island home. 7:52 p.m. A caller reported that an unwanted person had tied his boat to the Cathlamet city dock and would not leave. The boat was gone by the time a deputy responded. 9:13 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down blocking one lane and partially blocking the other near Flandersville. A deputy responded. 10:22 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a neighbor had set off a firework. A deputy responded and informed the subject that it was illegal to set off fireworks at this time. 11:18 p.m. A caller reported that he had quarreled with his girlfriend in their car as they drove back from Longview and that she had left with their child.
July 28 — 1:39 a.m. A caller reported that his brother and father had launched sailboats from a Puget Island beach several hours earlier and had not been seen since. The Coast Guard was notified. They sent a helicopter and small boat to search. Authorities in Columbia County were notified, and the Oscar B. ferry was on the lookout. Deputies responded in the sheriff’s office boat. The two men were located at 5:09 a.m., and picked up by the sheriff’s office boat by 5:17 a.m. 5:42 a.m. A caller reported that water was out at a Rosedale home. Cathlamet Public Works was notified. 10:30 a.m. After someone in Skamokawa called 911 and hung up, dispatch called back and found out that children had been playing with their parent’s phone. 10:34 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have had a stroke. 7:22 p.m. A Skamokawa resident asked for assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle. 8:32 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had a possible kidney stone and was complaining of severe pain and nausea. 10:44 p.m. A caller reported that wildlife services was doing a night shoot of coyote on the game refuge.
July 29 — 9:39 a.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of their vehicle in the Cathlamet Post Office parking lot. 12:37 p.m. A caller reported fraud. 9:19 p.m. A Rosburg resident felt threatened by people walking past her home. 10:51 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a neighbor was talking to herself and knocking on their front door. 11:55 p.m. A Deep River resident witnessed someone vandalizing his car. The caller said he had chased the subject off, but didn’t know if the vandal had left the area. Deputies responded.
July 30 — 12:13 a.m. A child in Deep River accidentally dialed 911. 10:23 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on parents in the Elochoman Valley. 12:51 p.m. A driver needed assistance after his vehicle broke down on a Grays River road. 3:22 p.m. A caller reported an eastbound vehicle swerving and traveling at high speeds on SR 4 near County Line Park. 5:48 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor was shining a spotlight into a Cathlamet home all night. The caller said it was an ongoing issue. 9:46 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that someone had been in their garage, looking at their motorcycle. Deputies responded. Nothing appeared to be missing. 11:07 p.m. A motorist struck a deer on Beaver Creek Road. Deputies, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. A tow was called.
July 31 — 8:58 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a missing dog. 11:39 p.m. A caller reported that an aggressive driver in a semi was tailgating him on SR 4. The driver of the semi said the person he was following had failed to maintain the speed limit and that he was legally overtaking the vehicle when the deputy clocked him doing excess speeds. 2:30 p.m. A caller in Skamokawa reported that a landlord was threatening to haul his trailer regardless of whether he paid rent or not. Deputies responded and determined that there had been no threats to harm or assault the caller and no action was taken at that time. 4:42 p.m. A caller reported an aggressive westbound driver on SR 4, passing cars in illegal zones, tailgating, and speeding. 4:54 p.m. A driver was taken into custody after a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.154 percent.
August 1 — 8:24 a.m. A caller reported that a campaign sign had been damaged. 10:25 a.m. A caller in the Skamokawa area reported that a cow had been killed and partially butchered. The following day, the caller said that someone had cut the chain to his gate and taken the rest of the animal. 12:45 p.m. A caller reported that three aggressive dogs had surrounded a child in the Rosburg area. 12:55 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident called to say he would be doing target practice. 1:54 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. At 2:31 p.m., the vehicle was stopped in the Elochoman Valley area, and the driver was taken into custody for a DUI.
August 2 — 1:59 p.m. A caller said that a motorcyclist seemed to be in distress. He was heading west on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 2 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with a heart problem. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 4:30 p.m. An individual was taken into custody during a vehicle stop. 4:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Deep River resident who was having an anxiety attack.