Sheriff's Report, August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 11 — 12:31 a.m. A caller reported a tree down in the westbound lane of SR 4 just east of County Line Park. The caller was able to move most of the tree. State patrol was notified. 12:53 a.m. A caller reported hearing a man screaming followed by a gunshot somewhere in the vicinity of the marina in Cathlamet. A deputy patrolled the area and found nothing. He spoke with someone cleaning an office nearby, but she didn’t see or hear anything. 9:19 a.m. A caller reported a two vehicle accident on Puget Island. 10:56 a.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 11:32 a.m. A caller reported that West Little Island Road was blocked on a blind corner by bikes and a tractor, allowing only for passage down the middle of the road. A deputy responded and spoke to some people who said they had placed the bicycles and tractor on the road, hoping to slow speeders. The deputy noted there was plenty of room to pass in both lanes, but the people were told to move the items. 12:59 p.m. A caller reported that a deer had been struck on a Puget Island road and had crawled onto her property and died. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified. 4:25 p.m. Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. No injuries were reported.
August 12 — 8:02 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who was dizzy and sweating. 8:51 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of chest pain and numbness in his left arm. 12:25 p.m. A caller reported a break-in at a Skamokawa home after finding a door kicked in and a window open. 2:28 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading east on SR 4 in the Rosburg area. State patrol was notified. The driver said he was tired and was looking for a place to sleep for a few hours. There were no signs of intoxication. 2:55 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident called 911 to report a phone issue. The call was referred to the mental health department, and a representative made contact with the individual. 3:11 p.m. A delivery driver struck a fire hydrant in Cathlamet. City crews and the District 4 Fire Department were advised. 3:17 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 about a mile west of Skamokawa. State patrol was notified. 9:09 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident complaining of chest pains. 9:46 p.m. Deputies, state patrol, a wildlife officer, the Grays River Fire Department, and the Grays River ambulance responded to a Rosburg home after a caller reported that four men were fighting. An individual refused aid and one person was taken into custody.
August 13 — 8:12 a.m. A caller reported that bees were being poisoned in Grays River. 9:55 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 6:30 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who was having a dizzy spell. 6:41 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at an Elochoman Valley home. 7:48 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle heading west and passing in no passing zones in the Skamokawa area. State patrol was notified. 11:15 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that her boyfriend was being aggressive and needed to leave. He left on foot. The caller said he’d had a knife and was possibly suicidal. She did not want to talk to a domestic violence advocate.
August 14 — 11:25 a.m. An illegal burn was found in a burn barrel at a Grays River property. The Grays River Fire Department responded and told the resident to extinguish the fire, advising him that it was currently illegal. 12:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 12:48 p.m. A driver was cited for driving with a suspended license. 1:11 p.m. A caller reported that a dog was locked in a vehicle parked on Main Street in Cathlamet. Deputies were unable to locate the car. 4:29 p.m. A caller reported that people were setting off fireworks in the Skamokawa area. Deputies responded and the fireworks were confiscated. 6:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an inmate at the county jail who was complaining of back pain. 9:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with blood pressure issues. 10:36 p.m. A caller reported hearing at least six shots fired on Crown Camp Road. The caller also heard men screaming and witnessed a vehicle turning around and returning.
August 15 — 1:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having a diabetic issue. 2:13 p.m. A Puget Island resident asked for a jump start. 3:48 p.m. A caller reported a hit and run in the Rosedale area. 5:49 p.m. A caller reported that a tree had fallen on a power line and caught fire. The District 4 Fire Department and the PUD responded. The power line was in the road, and the road was closed off. Power was turned off to Foster Road, Longtain Road, and part of Risk Road for the duration. 6:03 p.m. A caller reported trespassers at Hornstra Beach. 7:04 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Cathlamet resident complaining of pain to the hospital. 8:32 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who was having difficulty breathing. 9:23 p.m. A caller reported an unattended fire at a Puget Island residence. The Puget Island Fire Department responded. 9:41 p.m. A caller reported a confused person looking for someone in the Rosedale area. 10 p.m. Two callers reported several vehicles heading up the road at Bradley Trails. One said that there was going to be a huge party, and both callers were concerned about possible fires. 10:34 p.m. A caller reported that three kids were walking along Elochoman Valley Road and jumping in front of cars. 11:25 p.m. A caller reported a low hanging tree on SR 4 in the Grays River area. A second caller said there was a large branch in the road. State patrol was notified and two deputies responded. The tree fell, blocking the westbound lane.
August 16 — 2:39 p.m. A caller asked for assistance regarding a possible violation of a protection order. 5:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 5:09 p.m. The Skamokawa Fire Department and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who was confused, had sores on her feet, and had hit her head during a fall. The caller said she had fallen several times that day. 6:21 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported hearing a big boom, and said that the power was off. The PUD was notified. 10:38 p.m. A caller reported that someone was firing a weapon on Crown Camp Road. 11:43 p.m. A caller reported that a woman was screaming at the gas pumps at a Rosedale business. At 11:49 p.m., her vehicle headed east and then turned around, passing deputies to go up a Rosedale road. State patrol was advised. At 11:51 p.m., the vehicle was seen heading east on SR 4, traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour without lights on. The vehicle was seen at County Line Park at 12:02 a.m. Cowlitz County was advised. They planned to meet deputies and put out spikes. The mental health department was notified and an individual was taken into custody.
August 17 — 12:26 a.m. A caller reported that a deer struck her car on a Puget Island road. 6:43 a.m. A caller reported that someone was camping at the county rock pit in Skamokawa.