Sheriff's Report, November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
November 9 – 9:40 a.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about a neighbor in the Rosburg area who was building a large burn pile that contained plastic. A deputy told the caller that having a pile did not constitute a crime, but advised the person to call back if their neighbor did start a fire. The deputy planned to speak with the neighbor about illegal burns. 10:56 a.m. A caller reported that a restraining order had been violated. 11:05 a.m. A broken phone was found at Erickson Park. 2:02 p.m. Someone reported that a person had possibly been shot and was in a ravine in the Grays River area. Deputies, Pacific County, and officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife responded and a small search party was formed. 2:51 p.m. A caller reported that he had found an individual unconscious in a car in the Elochoman Valley. 3:59 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident complained about an aggressive dog that had been jumping on her children and trying to nip at their faces while they walked to their home from the school bus stop. 4:39 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 4:50 p.m. A caller reported that pigs on a Puget Island property were being neglected. The owner was gone, the caller said. 5 p.m. A caller reported potholes on SR 4 in the westbound lane of SR 4 at the bottom of KM. State patrol was notified. 7:11 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle near the refuge on SR 4. A deputy responded and determined that the vehicle was not disabled.
November 10 – 8:56 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having an asthma attack. 3:06 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident after a medical alarm was activated. It turned out to be a false alarm. 3:22 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that he had been receiving threatening phone calls. 3:59 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident made a second complaint about a dog after she had to jump on a school bus and have the driver shut the door behind her to avoid the animal.
November 11 – 8:34 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident witnessed someone shooting an elk in a no shoot zone. Deputies responded. 10:03 a.m. A Puget Island resident found what appeared to be a bullet strike to a drainage pipe. The property owner said he didn’t think anyone had done it on purpose. 3:46 p.m. A caller reported a man traveling on a Puget Island road in a tractor with kids in the bucket. A deputy responded, but was unable to locate the party.
November 12 – 12:03 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch tried to call back twice and left a message. 7:01 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident dialed 911 and told dispatch “It happens every 40 seconds.” When dispatch asked what happened every 40 seconds, the caller told him that he was the [expletive] problem. The caller became increasingly agitated and eventually hung up. A deputy responded. 11:03 a.m. A caller requested a civil standby at a Rosedale residence. 2:23 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 4:16 p.m. A caller reported that a hunter had trespassed in the field behind the water treatment plant, noting that a white truck had been parked at the gate. A school official responded and found that the truck was gone but the gate had been damaged and there were tracks in the field, possibly left by a four wheeler. He also found the entrails of what may have been an elk or another game animal.
November 13 – 5:10 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident complaining of chest pain. 11:59 a.m. An East Valley resident reported that his dog had been attacked by another dog. 12:16 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that his driveway had been vandalized. 1:13 p.m. A caller reported that a deer had been struck by a vehicle on SR 4 near Nassa Point. The caller said it needed to be euthanized. State patrol was notified. 2:33 p.m. A caller said that two cars were partially blocking SR 4 in the Flandersville area. A tow truck was called. 3:16 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident complained about a dog. The owner was advised that the dog needed to be supervised and muzzled if it went outside. 6:42 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire on a hillside near County Line Park. Deputies and state patrol traveled the area to the west of County Line Park and found nothing. Cowlitz County was notified. 7:43 p.m. A caller reported a large tree limb on SR 4 in the Cape Horn area. State patrol responded.
November 14 – 8:43 a.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that a neighbor was burning household garbage. 8:52 a.m. A caller reported that a deer had been struck by a vehicle on Maki Road and was still alive, but in his field and injured. 12:41 p.m. A caller reported a possible vulnerable adult in a Cathlamet home. The caller said that the individual reported that several items were missing, and that his truck might have been stolen, but the caller said she was able to find the missing items scattered about the house, and that the resident may have loaned the truck to someone who does repairs around his home. 2:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident complaining of a fever and chills. 2:55 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking one lane of SR 4 near County Line Park. State patrol was notified, but a volunteer who had responded to a medical call said he had not seen a tree down when he returned from County Line Park. 4:48 p.m. A deputy spoke with a man who had been standing in the rain for some time near a Rosedale business. The deputy brought the man to the sheriff’s office to warm up and another deputy attempted to contact a relative. 5:31 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver on Beaver Creek Road. A deputy responded and found the vehicle parked in an intersection near the registered owner’s home. The registered owner was combative and said some strange things, but his family said they felt safe with him and dismissed his behavior. The man refused a visit from the mental health department. A referral was made to Adult Protective Services and to the mental health department. 5:31 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down on Beaver Creek Road, blocking a portion of the eastbound lane. The county road department was notified. 7:41 p.m. A caller asked for a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident because he was concerned that his father’s caretakers might be abusing him financially.
November 15 – 4:37 a.m. The Skamokawa ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident. 2:43 p.m. A caller reported that his vehicle, which had been parked on Main Street in Cathlamet, appeared to have been damaged in an unattended hit and run some time the night before. 6:41 p.m. A caller reported a deceased deer in a ditch along Elochoman Valley Road. 7:25 p.m. A caller reported that an unoccupied vehicle was blocking the west bound lane of SR 4 just east of the construction zone on KM. The registered owner said his son had been driving the car. The owner was en route, and a tow truck was called. 9:10 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident with a slit wrist. A chaplain responded.