Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, October 29, 2020

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

October 19 – 11:25 a.m. A caller believed someone may have taken a political sign from a property on Jacobson Road and said the person was now headed toward Columbia Street on foot. A deputy responded and spoke with the individual. She said that a candidate had given her the sign to post on her property. No law enforcement action was taken. 1:49 p.m. A caller reported that his wife and three year old child were lost in the Bradley Trails area. She had a hunting rifle and knives in a hunting pack and was at a rock pit; the caller said. Deputies responded and waited at the intersection of Bradley Trails and Beaver Creek Road in order to interview hunters as they left the area. The woman exited the trails at 3:06 p.m. and her husband was notified.

October 20 – 12:03 a.m. A caller reported that the driver of a silver Cadillac had taken off toward the Elochoman Valley after striking her friend’s vehicle on SR 4. Yelling and crying could be heard in the background, but the caller refused medical treatment. The two were moved to another location in Rosedale. 12:04 a.m. A caller reported hearing yelling and screaming and people coming and going in vehicles in the Rosedale area. It was believed to be related to the prior call. 8:55 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had struck his head in a fall. 10:45 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that two political signs had been stolen. 5:03 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen twice and was still on the ground. 5:26 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that her daughter had received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the sheriff’s office. The person claiming to be an officer said that her daughter had criminal activity on her credit card. The resident said that her daughter had received an automated message the day before stating that her social security number was going to be suspended. Dispatch provided the caller with the number for the Federal Trade Commission so they could report the scam. Deputies went to the home to further advise them. 7:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a high fever. 11:29 p.m. Someone from St. John Hospital called to report that a family had abandoned a man at the hospital. When the hospital said they would not be admitting him, the daughter said he was not welcome at home and left, the caller said. The caller was concerned that if they called the man a taxi, the family would not let him back into their Rosedale home.

October 21 – 5:08 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Alger Creek resident who was complaining of constipation, bloating, and stomach pain. 3:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual on Greenwood Road who was ailing and had maggots in a foot wound. 4:52 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that her daughter’s dog had attacked a neighbor’s dog. 11:20 p.m. A caller requested lift assistance for a Greenwood Road resident who was being transported home from the hospital. The Cathlamet ambulance responded along with the District 4 Fire Department, which provided the lift assist, after the ambulance transporting the individual had mechanical problems at Nassa Point. A tow was called for the ambulance and another car was en route from Longview to pick up the crew.

October 22 – 2:15 p.m. A caller reported that the driver of a gold sedan parked at the viewpoint overlooking the marina in Cathlamet appeared to be passed out. 5:09 p.m. A caller reported a deceased deer on Ostervold Road. 5:54 p.m. A caller said that her daughter had seen a large object on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area, possibly a car bumper. A deputy responded and removed the object from the roadway.

October 23 – 2:15 a.m. An abandoned 911 call came from an Elochoman Valley residence. Dispatch attempted to call back but there was no response. There had been a recent history of false calls coming from the home because of a phone issue. Dispatch attempted to contact the resident via his cell phone twice, and called the landline again. A deputy responded and from the base of the driveway he said the home appeared quiet and dark. He asked that someone call the home during the day and notify the residents of the ongoing phone issue. 3:50 p.m. A caller requested a vehicle unlock on Main Street. 5:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on Greenwood Road who was repeatedly losing consciousness and complaining of abdominal pain. 7:32 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. The responsible party was contacted, but he gave the incorrect passcode. He was not on scene. He said he had just left the premises and believed there may be a problem with a sensor. A deputy responded. 7:40 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Rosburg resident.

October 24 – 7:26 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was in a ditch on Beaver Creek Road. A tow was called. 8:24 a.m. A caller reported that a “duck hunting truck” with a dog kennel was on the refuge. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 8:32 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer on East Birnie Slough Road. The county road department was notified. 8:45 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported two lost dogs. 9:37 a.m. A private investigator doing surveillance reported his location. 9:52 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having a problem with a catheter. 10:12 a.m. A caller described the location where he found some garbage that had been dumped in the Elochoman Valley area. He said he had initially reported the issue in September and had taken a picture of a piece of mail found at the site. 4:36 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained about a pitbull that was bothering his chickens and said the dog may have gotten a few of them after finding feathers with blood on them. 4:46 p.m. A caller found a small dog drowning in a pond on a Cathlamet property. The dog was returned to his owner. 6:21 p.m. A caller spotted a possible fire on the hillside below a home on Columbia Street. A deputy responded and reported it was a controlled burn. 8:48 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Puget Island home after an intoxicated woman allegedly struck a man with his walker. A deputy responded. 11:40 p.m. A caller complained about dogs that had been barking for several hours in an apartment on Main Street.

October 25 – 8:44 a.m. Callers reported that the power was out in Cathlamet and on Puget Island. A caller said that power lines were down at SR 409 and Welcome Slough Road. The PUD was notified, and the Cathlamet Fire Department and a deputy responded. 12:44 p.m. A caller reported that he repeatedly had to ask some juveniles who were on the docks at the marina with their skateboards to leave. A deputy spoke with the park host and the youth. The park host said the juveniles should not be on the docks without adult supervision, per marina policy. The juveniles agreed not to go back on the docks. 4:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having trouble with his catheter.


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