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

Sheriff's Report, August 13, 2020


August 13, 2020

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

August 3 — 1:46 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a restraining order was being violated when someone sent her messages on Facebook. 3:01 a.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for a missing and endangered woman. 3:14 a.m. A caller reported that dogs at a neighboring Rosedale home had been howling for about three days. She was concerned about their well being. A deputy responded. 1:36 p.m. A caller said there were people living in a storage unit in the Rosedale area. 4:07 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4 near Flandersville. At 4:19 p.m., the driver was pulled over and cited. 4:49 p.m. A caller reported a possible burn ban violation at a Cathlamet residence. A deputy found hot coals in a fire pit and gave a warning to the resident, who had been unaware that the fire had not gone out, and who extinguished the fire. 7:04 p.m. An east county resident reported an injured bull elk on his property. State patrol said they would notify Fish and Wildlife. 8:38 p.m. A caller reported that kids in a purple truck were driving in a field at Erickson Park and kicking up rocks, which were hitting other cars nearby. When the caller approached them, they flipped him off and left. 9:58 p.m. A motorist struck and injured a deer on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 11:13 p.m. A caller reported a party at a Rosedale residence, with possible underage drinking. 11:52 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked for assistance after a cat got stuck in a bedroom. It had knocked over a clothing rack, which was now blocking the bedroom door.

August 4 — 9:37 a.m. A Puget Island resident said that someone had opened three bank accounts, applied for unemployment, and opened a credit card in his name. 10:23 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 1:49 p.m. A motorist was cited for speed and driving with a suspended license. 2:46 p.m. A driver was taken into custody for a DUI. 6:11 p.m. A caller said his wife had been acting erratically and had left their Skamokawa home with a gun. Deputies and state patrol responded. The caller called back to say she was at a friend’s house and seemed to be okay, and added that the friend would call if there were any concerns. 9:48 p.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch called back, and the Rosedale resident said that a child had accidentally dialed the number. 11:00 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked by the sand pit at Vista Park. A deputy responded. The owner said that the truck had broken down and he would be coming back to fix it. 11:57 p.m. A caller reported that kids were shining lights into houses and car windows in the Elochoman Valley. It turned out to be kids on bicycles. One of them was wearing a head lamp, which would shine in whatever direction he happened to be looking.

August 5 — 1:44 p.m. A caller reported that a reckless driver who had been heading west on SR 4 was now parked in the parking lot of a Cathlamet business. 2:43 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident. 3:24 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a trespasser. 8:20 p.m. A caller reported a reckless driver heading west on SR 4 near Nassa Point. The caller said that the driver was traveling at high speeds, possibly as much as 100 mph, passing in no passing zones, and had almost hit someone head on. The driver was stopped by a deputy in the Elochoman Valley area.

August 6 — 10:18 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who had a nose bleed. 9:31 p.m. A deputy responded when cows on SR 4 west of Skamokawa were struck by two vehicles. One cow was injured. Drivers reported no injuries, and were at Vista Park waiting for law enforcement. The sheriff’s office contacted the owner of the cows, who believed the cows may have pushed through a gate after finding damage. 11:31 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the Rosedale area. A few minutes later, the caller saw four kids get into the vehicle and leave.

August 7 — 11:14 a.m. A caller reported that his wife had struck a deer on SR 4 in the Grays River area. They believed the deer may still be alive, but injured. State patrol was notified. 2:45 p.m. A Cathlamet resident requested a civil standby. 4:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident complaining of chest pain. 5:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with a history of COPD who was having a hard time breathing. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 8:26 p.m. A caller reported finding a snapping turtle in the middle of Columbia Street in the Rosedale area. A message was left for wildlife personnel, and deputies were advised to introduce it back into nature. 9:03 p.m. A Cathlamet resident found a drone on the ground near her house. The owner claimed it from the sheriff’s office two days later. 9:15 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that two occupants in a truck were driving around slowly, and cussing at him. 10:11 p.m. The sheriff’s office received a dropped 911 call from a Rosedale residence. When dispatch called back, the resident said everything was okay. 10:12 p.m. A caller said that he had asked a camper at County Line Park to turn down his music. The camper became verbally abusive, that he and his family had started packing up to leave, but the caller was concerned because the camper had been drinking. 10:49 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported kids were being loud and hiding under her truck and bedroom window. She said they had apologized when she chased them off, saying they were playing “fugitive.”

August 8 — 12:20 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a dog had been barking non-stop for three or four hours. 11:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Beaver Creek resident who was having trouble breathing. 3:03 p.m. A boater asked for assistance near the marina. A deputy responded, but found the boat being towed by another. 9:50 p.m. A deputy struck a deer on a Puget Island road. 10:25 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of chest pain.10:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the District 4 Fire Department responded to aid a Rosedale resident with a racing heart rate. Life Flight was en route.

August 9 — 10:24 a.m. A caller said that some items had been stolen from her storage unit. 11:51 a.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Skamokawa home. The victim was unwilling to speak to deputies. 12:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of abdominal pain. 7:57 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle at the ferry landing. 9:08 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a girl had come into her home and thrown food everywhere. A deputy responded and advised both people involved to not engage with each other, and for each of them to stay off the other’s property, as it could result in a trespass charge. 10:17 p.m. A caller reported seeing smoke in the Rosedale area. A deputy responded, but was unable to locate a fire, recreational or otherwise. 10:34 p.m. The PUD was notified after the power went out in Rosburg because of a tree.

August 10 — 9:20 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale address. A deputy responded.12:16 p.m. A caller at a Cathlamet business reported that for the second time in the last week a suspicious vehicle had pulled into his parking lot and then left, pealing out. 1:37 p.m. A caller reported high speed traffic on West Little Island Road. A deputy began patrolling the area. 2:21 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident who has a history of falling, and who may not have any food. He admitted he had fallen over the weekend, but said he was able to care for himself. Health and Human Services was contacted, and agreed to set up services for the individual. 8:13 p.m. A caller reported an erratic and speeding driver heading east on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle. 8:30 p.m. The Skamokawa ambulance aided an individual at Vista Park who was having a seizure. The individual refused transport to the hospital.


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