Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, November 12, 2020

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

November 1 – 8:46 a.m. A deputy responded to a Cathlamet home to assist a resident who had fallen. 8:48 a.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle on Main Street in Cathlamet.

November 2 – 6:35 a.m. A caller left a message for a deputy, requesting a welfare check for an individual, but did not provide any other information. The deputy returned the call, but the person hung up when the deputy asked if the welfare check was still needed. 7:55 a.m. A caller reported that a transient and his dog were sleeping under a tarp outside a Rosedale business. The caller said the man was not causing any problems. 9:32 a.m. A caller reported a large metal object on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. It was removed. 9:36 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer across from the boat launch on West Sunny Sands Road. The county road department was notified. 11:29 a.m. Port 1 requested that an individual be trespassed from the Elochoman Slough Marina. 11:33 a.m. A caller from a Cathlamet business requested a welfare check for an individual who was talking to himself and had removed his shirt and shoes while in the store. The caller said the man subsequently left his shoes at the store and headed up Columbia Street. 8:13 p.m. A deputy responded when a caller reported that a man located at the eastern base of KM was not responding appropriately.

November 3 – 12:39 a.m. A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked in front of a gate in Skamokawa. The caller also said that people had been stealing signs posted at the gate. A deputy responded and found the vehicle and no one nearby. He suggested a tow truck. At 12:57 a.m., the owner of the vehicle was notified that they could not park at that location and that the vehicle needed to be moved. 7:34 a.m. A caller reported seeing hunters on the refuge. 9:19 a.m. A caller reported that a tree had fallen and was blocking both lanes of SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The Washington State Department of Transportation responded and cleared debris. 12:38 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that someone in a truck had pulled up to his property and taken political signs from his front yard. 2:35 p.m. A Puget Island resident asked to speak to a deputy about some mail she had received regarding her home. 5:09 p.m. A motorist reported that she had struck a deer on a Puget Island road. 5:32 p.m. A caller reported an “odd car” that had been parked at the marina for two days. 7:29 p.m. A caller reported that a person who appeared to be intoxicated and could barely walk was leaving an address in Rosburg in a vehicle, headed toward SR 4. State patrol was notified. The concerned party called again to say that the individual had made it to his intended location in Deep River.

November 4 – 10:14 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a bottle of oxycodone was missing. 11:07 a.m. A trespasser was reported at a Cathlamet address. The caller said he had a protection order but a deputy could not find one. No further action was taken. 5:15 p.m. A caller said that two men in a van were attempting to wave down traffic on SR 4 in the Deep River area. State patrol was notified. 7:08 p.m. An individual was taken into custody in the Rosedale area after a caller reported a combative and possibly intoxicated person on a Wahkiakum on the Move bus. 8:48 p.m. The Skamokawa Fire Department, a deputy, and the PUD responded to a house fire on West Valley Road. The PUD cut power to the residence, and the fire was extinguished by 9:18 p.m. A request was made to contact Red Cross to assist the family.

November 5 – 9:50 a.m. A Rosedale resident said that a child had scratched her mother and the caller. 1:22 p.m. A caller witnessed someone tossing bags of garbage from a vehicle on Nelson Creek Road. 3:26 p.m. A caller said there was a small fuel spill caused by a pile driver in the Columbia River near Flandersville. 3:27 p.m. An ID card was found on Puget Island. 9:31 p.m. A door was found open at Johnson Park. A deputy responded and said that he was able to secure the door, and that nothing appeared to be missing. After a couple attempts, the sheriff’s department was able to contact a responsible party and alert them. 10:35 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale address. The owner was notified. He said he had been having problems with the alarm. A deputy checked the grounds and buildings. He found a key in a door, which he secured with other keys on site.

November 6 – 5:20 a.m. A caller reported that a suspicious man was talking to himself, checking doors, and looking into the windows of homes in the Skamokawa area. A deputy responded and requested aid for possible hypothermia. 8:32 a.m. A deputy responded to an accident on a Grays River road. Injuries were reported. A tow was called. 10:50 a.m. An alarm was activated at an address on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. A deputy responded and secured the building. 11:11 a.m. A caller reported that a neighbor’s dog had bitten his son. A deputy responded. The dog was identified, pictures were taken of the injuries, and the owners said the dog would be euthanized that day. 2:52 p.m. A juvenile violated probation. 3:53 p.m. A caller reported that a vulnerable adult had been abused by a care worker in August.

November 7 – 10:48 a.m. A caller reported that a customer was causing a disturbance at a Rosedale business. 10:55 a.m. A caller reported a 20 foot wide and half mile long oil sheen on the Columbia River near the Lewis and Clark Bridge. 2:29 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg home. A responsible party was notified. 3:05 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle with a flat tire on Elochoman Valley Road. The driver did not have a jack. 6:37 p.m. A caller was concerned about an individual in a camper van who had gotten stuck on a back road in the Grays River area. Deputies responded and got the vehicle unstuck. 6:39 p.m. A juvenile reported that her father was hitting her and calling her names. A chaplain was sent to the Puget Island residence. 6:54 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle with two adults and three children had gotten stuck on a logging road in Cowlitz County. 8:08 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Grays River address. Dispatch attempted to contact a responsible party, but there was no answer. 9:18 p.m. A caller became concerned that there was going to be trouble after more than 15 trucks traveled up a Deep River road. 10:13 p.m. A caller reported hearing a shot fired near some transformers on the Westend. State patrol said they would notify the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 10:27 p.m. A caller reported a pickup with flashers on and no one around in the south bound lane of a Puget Island road.

November 8 – 7:19 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported hearing shots fired in a no shooting zone. 11:05 p.m. A caller reported that an alarm had been activated at a Grays River home. A deputy and state patrol responded. The property was secure and there was no sign of intrusion.

November 9 – 2:19 a.m. A caller reported that a man who had entered the courthouse was incoherent and talking to himself. A representative from the mental health department responded. 5:25 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that someone had rung their door bell, opened the screen door, and attempted to open their door. The caller didn’t see anyone but said a family member heard an adult male talking outside. She said it had happened the day before as well, early in the morning.


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