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Sheriff's Report, September 24, 2020


September 24, 2020

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

September 14 — 8:19 a.m. A caller discovered that a license plate had either fallen or had been removed from his boat trailer, possibly while it had been parked at the Elochoman Slough Marina over the weekend. 10:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a high temperature and high blood sugar. 1:06 p.m. A deputy went to a Rosedale address to serve papers and found the door open and no one home. 4:41 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was disabled and in the middle of SR 4 in the Rosburg area. Deputies responded and a tow was called. 7:37 p.m. A Cathlamet resident felt threatened after a neighbor posted a sign on her door that said “Don’t push your luck” following a dispute about parking. 9 p.m. A Rosedale business complained about a woman who had been behaving erratically and was loitering in their parking lot for the past three hours. A deputy spoke with the woman and she agreed to leave.

September 15 — 8:55 a.m. A caller reported that two men were fighting on South Welcome Slough Road. 9:52 a.m. A caller reported that a large rock was in the westbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 11:28 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident alleged that someone had impersonated a Wahkiakum official and told Veterans Affairs that she was not fit to care for her husband. She also said that someone had messed with her septic lines. Deputies contacted the caller and told her that the VA had communicated with the sheriff’s department, inquiring about prior interactions in their efforts to determine whether her husband’s return to the home was in his best interest. They gave her some paperwork from Health and Human Services and she said she would contact the VA again. 2:05 p.m. A landlord said that a tenant was refusing to leave a property in Skamokawa and had threatened assault. Deputies spoke with the caller and advised her that it was a civil matter. 4:44 p.m. A caller said a license plate had been stolen off of his truck while he was hunting. 7:34 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious van on South Welcome Slough Road. The caller said it was creeping down the road and may have used the parking lot of a nearby church for camping. 8:38 p.m. A deputy said he was escorting an erratic driver to a Rosedale business, where the driver would wait for another ride. 10:57 p.m. A caller said she had been contacted by a resident of an apartment in Cathlamet who was upset because someone kept ringing her doorbell and knocking on her door. The caller had gone to the apartment and was outside watching. A deputy responded and located the individual who had been knocking on the door. He advised her to stop and informed her that she was scaring the tenant.

September 16 — 1:04 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that someone had shot the side of his house. A deputy visited the following day, and one of the caller’s sons admitted he had been firing BB guns near the home. 4:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was confused and having respiratory issues. At 4:26 a.m., the Puget Island Fire Department responded to the same home when a fire alarm was activated. They did not find any fire or smoke. 11:05 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having trouble breathing. 12:08 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Rosedale resident. The caller was concerned that the individual was being abused. 12:41 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing individual at the health department. 6:12 p.m. Deputies responded when a vehicle went off of SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. No injuries were reported. 6:32 p.m. A caller reported a possible poacher in the Deep River area. After some investigation, it was determined that the individual was actually in Pacific County, in an area that allowed hunting. 9:30 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at an east county home after she heard screaming. Deputies responded and one person was arrested. 10:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual in Cathlamet who was having a panic attack.

September 17 — 12:38 p.m. A burglary was reported at a Cathlamet home. 12:54 p.m. A caller reported that someone had cut his gas line and took the gas from his van while it was parked at a Skamokawa business. 3:17 p.m. An individual was taken into custody following a welfare check requested for a Rosedale resident on September 16. The caller had been concerned that the resident was being abused. 5:42 p.m. Several residents on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road reported power outages. At 5:55 p.m., a caller reported that a tree had fallen across the road. The PUD was notified. At 9:03 p.m, a caller reported that the tree was off the road, and that the PUD was there, but the power was still out. 8:35 p.m. A caller reported hearing a window breaking and a door getting kicked in at a shop in the marina area. 8:38 p.m. A caller said he had waited for a half hour for an unknown man to follow him out of the woods in the Elochoman Valley area. When the man did not appear, the caller requested a welfare check.

September 18 — 12:02 a.m. A caller reported that the barrels used to direct traffic on KM for repairs to SR 4 had been moved across all lanes. 1:09 a.m. Dispatch received a static laced 911 call from a residence in the Elochoman Valley. A deputy responded. Everything was okay, it was a phone issue. 2:33 a.m. A caller reported that a large tree was leaning over the westbound lane of SR 4 just west of the refuge. State patrol said they would notify the Washington State Department of Transportation. A deputy responded and said most of the tree had been removed, but it was still obstructing the shoulder. 4:02 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual on Puget Island who was complaining of chest pain. 7:34 a.m. A caller reported a large branch blocking the east end of Loop Road. The county road department was notified. 10:03 a.m. A caller witnessed someone vandalizing a political sign in the Skamokawa area. 2:07 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident said she found a bag possibly containing a drug near her property. She said she would drop it off at the sheriff’s department. 3:34 p.m. A Deep River resident called to say he would be target shooting that afternoon. 4:54 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle driving around some homes east of Cathlamet. 5:21 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for a Deep River residence. 5:48 p.m. A caller said that rocks were falling onto SR 4 near Nassa Point. 6:15 p.m. A medical alarm was activated at a West Valley home. The Cathlamet ambulance and deputies responded. The home was empty and for sale, and the phone belonging to the individual pinged in Ridgefield. 8:11 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 near County Line Park.

September 19 — 7:13 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that two trucks had torn up his yard and the neighbor’s yard around 3 a.m. 1:40 p.m. An east county resident reported that six fishermen were trespassing on his property. When he asked them to leave, they became confrontational, he said. 1:45 p.m. A caller said his vehicle had been struck the night before while parked at the marina. 3:05 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident. 4:19 p.m. A caller said a woman in a brown sedan parked on Riverview Lane was “tweaking out,” picking her face, and talking to herself. 7:45 p.m. A Rosedale resident said a neighbor had been working on a truck when it rolled away from him and through the caller’s backyard, damaging a fence and fire pit. Because it all happened on private property, the caller was advised that it was a civil matter. 8:14 p.m. A caller reported a possibly impaired driver in the Rosedale area. 9:42 p.m. A caller reported a fight in progress at a restaurant in Cathlamet. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. Two people were taken into custody. One person was treated for a possible concussion.


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