Sheriff's Report, August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 17 — 8:37 a.m. A caller reported that nine dogs kept in pens on a property in the Elochoman Valley were being neglected. A deputy responded and determined that the dogs appeared to be well kept and healthy. 10:08 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that someone was tearing down their no trespassing signs and leaving derogatory notes. 10:41 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. The District 4 Fire Department assisted. 11:43 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a missing dog. A neighbor found it a half hour later. 12:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Flandersville resident. 1:28 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 2:25 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services. 4:42 p.m. A caller reported that a tree had fallen and was blocking a Deep River road. The county road department was notified. 4:57 p.m. A caller reported that he was in the Deep River area when a motorist passed him, screaming profanities. 5:31 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after locking keys in a vehicle outside a Cathlamet business. 5:54 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that her neighbor, who she alleged shot at her the night before, was outside her home. A deputy spoke with the neighbor. He said he had lit a firecracker the night before, and that the caller had been harassing him. 7:32 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and deputies responded to a location a quarter mile from a Deep River home after a caller reported that she had found her spouse unconscious. She said he had been drinking and struck a shed while riding his four wheeler.
August 18 — 12:49 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who was feeling worse after a recent trip to the hospital. 7:52 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting his vehicle stuck in the sand at Hornstra Beach. 4:45 p.m. A deputy responded after an alarm was activated at an Elochoman Valley address. 8:38 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was complaining of chest and arm pain.
August 19 — 11:29 a.m. A caller reported that she had lost a set of keys. 2:50 p.m. A caller said that he had found $300 worth of meth and would like to talk to a deputy about someone who was dealing the drug in Cathlamet. 3:54 p.m. A caller reported that she was pet sitting for a friend in the Elochoman Valley. She was concerned that the burglar alarm might be activated accidentally. 8:21 p.m. A caller reported that someone had set up to spend the night at a public beach on Puget Island, which was not allowed. Three deputies responded. The individual said she was waiting for nightfall to go to a friend’s house. She was asked to leave and did so.
August 20 — 12:58 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked for a deputy to speak to her son because he was breaking things. 1:14 p.m. The driver of a motorhome reported hearing two gunshots while driving on SR 4. 2:19 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle with expired license plates appeared to have been abandoned on a Cathlamet street. 7:50 p.m. A Puget Island resident was concerned about a camera that had been facing her property for the past week. Two deputies responded. The caller said she found a device pointed directly at her residence. She said it was on her neighbor’s property and it was a camera. She said she had removed the device. A deputy examined the equipment and discovered that it was used to keep wild animals off the property and to control a dog’s barking. The deputy informed the caller that her actions could constitute theft, and to contact law enforcement if she ever felt like she was being surveilled. The device was returned to the owner.
August 21 — 1:32 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that four men wearing reflective gear had pulled onto his property and had been wandering around for an hour. 8:20 a.m. A driver was cited for driving without a license. 7:18 a.m. A caller found a drink on the counter and a tablet when visiting a Rosedale business, but no one was around. A deputy spoke to the owner. Everything was okay. 1:36 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that two firearms had gone missing while he was away for a week. At 2:01 p.m., the firearms were found. They had not been stolen. 2:41 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services. 2:43 p.m. Dispatch received a 911 call with an open line. He could hear shuffling and talking in the background. After calling back and receiving no response, a deputy responded and found everything okay at an Elochoman Valley home. 2:45 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who said he was having a heart attack. 4:05 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who was possibly having a stroke. 8:59 p.m. A caller reported that children were trespassing on his property in Cathlamet, even though they had been asked not to do so multiple times. The caller said he had spoken with the parents. The caller also said that when he was leaving, the father of the children came out with what appeared to be a firearm. Two deputies responded.
August 22 — 7:24 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking the west bound lane of SR 4 near County Line Park. 10:48 a.m. State patrol was notified when a caller said motorcyclists were speeding on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 10:58 a.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet residence. 12:06 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle. 1:43 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Elochoman Valley home to aid an individual who had symptoms of shock. 2:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen and was unable to rise on his own. 4:49 p.m. A caller reported that eastbound motorcyclists were speeding on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 6:48 p.m. A Puget Island resident notified the sheriff’s office that he was going to have a fire in a his fire pit, in case anyone called. 9:11 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who had an ATV accident in a Puget Island field. 9:52 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor had a fire going that did not appear to be in a fire pit. The homeowner said he did not know there was a burn ban. 9:53 p.m. A caller said she was being harassed by an individual swimming near Rosburg Community Hall. She believed he may have been drinking. Deputies, the Grays River Fire Department, and the Grays River ambulance responded. 10:13 p.m. A caller reported seeing about 16 vehicles heading up Bradley Trails. One of them did not have their lights on. 10:45 p.m. A caller reported that people driving up Bradley Trails were drinking and doing drugs all night long. The caller said they then drove home drunk, tearing up the road. He said it had been going on for years. 11:52 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked alongside SR 4 near Flandersville.
August 23 — 12:31 a.m. A caller reported a loud party by the yurts at the marina in Cathlamet. 9:23 a.m. A driver said he had struck a deer on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 9:36 a.m. An east county resident said he was being harassed after receiving 100 phone calls with no caller ID and only one voice mail. 9:59 a.m. Deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded to a one vehicle accident on SR 4 just west of County Line Park. 11:45 a.m. A caller misdialed 911. 12:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of abdominal pain and weakness. 12:17 p.m. A caller reported that he was having trouble with some renters at the marina in Cathlamet. 1:27 p.m. A caller requested a vehicle unlock. 7:24 p.m. An individual became concerned after not being able to contact a family member. Deputies spoke with another family member, who said the person was visiting a friend. 8:34 p.m. A caller requested assistance after his vehicle broke down on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. A tow was called. 8:48 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported seeing a man come out of the water with a knife in his hand. He appeared to be intoxicated and was asking to go to Cathlamet. Deputies responded but were unable to locate the person.