Sheriff's Report, November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
November 16 – 1:27 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident who had not responded to any calls since October. 2:34 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking both lanes of Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. 4:03 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Deep River resident. 4:45 p.m. A caller reported a boulder the size of a basketball in the westbound lane of SR 4 in the Cape Horn area. A deputy responded and the rock was removed. 5:42 p.m. A caller reported a burglary at his trailer in the Elochoman Valley area after returning home to find items missing and cabinet doors broken. 8:36 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle would be left locked up overnight on the shoulder of SR 4 just west of County Line Park after the driver struck a rock. A deputy responded and did not find any rocks on the roadway. 9:09 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on an Elochoman Valley couple who were not answering their phone. 9:22 p.m. A caller reported a possibly intoxicated driver at the ferry landing. 10:32 p.m. A driver was given a warning for lights and expired tags.
November 17 – 11:59 a.m. A caller reported a large branch blocking one lane of Beaver Creek Road. 12 p.m. A caller who needed to move a car on Morgan Drive asked for assistance. 12:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 2:36 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on an Elochoman Valley youth, after reports that a parent was aggressive and there wasn’t much food in the house. Deputies responded and spoke with the parents and the juvenile. All denied the allegations. 2:40 p.m. A caller reported that there was water over East and West Deep River roads, as well as Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. 3:03 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had become disabled in flood water on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. A deputy was unable to reach the vehicle, but the Grays River Fire Department responded and was able to move the vehicle and occupants. 7:52 p.m. A caller reported that someone in a Cathlamet parking lot was in need of shelter. Someone from the warming shelter was notified. 8:27 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a neighbor who was always intoxicated had parked in his driveway three hours earlier and walked away. A deputy tried to locate the vehicle’s owner. 11:19 p.m. A power outage was reported at the marina. The PUD responded and said that it appeared to be an issue with the caller’s extension cord.
November 18 – 6:19 p.m. A caller reported that a flower pot in front of a Cathlamet business had been vandalized. 8:24 a.m. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle that appeared to have been wrecked on a logging road in the Mill Creek area. The Department of Natural Resources was notified. 10:57 a.m. A caller reported that several items had been stolen from a new construction site on Puget Island. 1:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of chest pain. 5:39 p.m. A caller reported a driver slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle that had been parked at the end of Elochoman Valley Road. 7:33 p.m. A caller reported a missing hunter in the Skamokawa area. Deputies, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Search and Rescue personnel responded. The hunter was located at 7:50 a.m. on 11/19.
November 19 – 12:49 a.m. A power outage was reported at several Grays River residences and the Grays River well site. The PUD responded and advised that they would need to turn the power off to a larger area. Power was restored at 3:36 a.m. 8:14 a.m. A welfare check was requested for an ailing Cathlamet resident. A deputy went to the home, but no one responded. At 8:55 a.m. a deputy spoke to the individual, who was bedridden. 9:58 a.m. A caller reported that several items had been stolen from a site on KM. 3:33 p.m. A caller found a wallet and hunting license. Dispatch contacted the owner. 5:53 p.m. A caller reported that an Elochoman Valley resident was burning something that smelled foul. A deputy and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded and were able to locate the burn. The property owner was advised about burning trash and the fire was extinguished.
November 20 – 12:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had fallen. 1:31 a.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home. Deputies responded. An individual was taken into custody. 2:07 p.m. A caller reported that a deer was injured after being struck by a vehicle on West Sunny Sands Road. WDFW was notified. A deputy responded but could not locate the animal. 5:27 a.m. A caller reported that a license plate had been stolen. 6:09 a.m. A caller reported that there was a van parked at a Cathlamet bank and a suspicious man wandering around. 6:34 a.m. A caller requested housing for the night. 7:56 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check for an individual who was in the clinic parking lot. 8:21 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had high centered on a ditch at the high school in Cathlamet. The vehicle was moved at 10:07 p.m. 8:54 p.m. A caller reported that an individual at a Rosedale business had said that she had tried to harm herself. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 9:45 p.m. A caller reported that someone was tailgating an emergency vehicle. The driver was stopped by a deputy.
November 21 – 7:23 a.m. A caller reported that drivers were speeding on North Welcome Slough Road. 11:31 a.m. A person working at a Puget Island residence reported that hunters in a duck blind across the slough were shooting towards the property, hitting the barn and a tractor. A deputy made contact with the hunters and advised them of the situation. 6:45 p.m. A caller reported that his ex-wife had made threats, violating a restraining order. An individual was taken into custody. 6:45 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that someone had entered her home sometime during the day and stolen over $500. 6:54 p.m. A Rosedale business reported that someone needed a place to stay. She was taken to the emergency warming shelter. 9:29 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. A deputy and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. It turned out to be a false alarm.
November 22 – 7:49 a.m. A caller was concerned about people parking in the fire lane on Glengate Loop, making it difficult for a fire engine to get through if it needed to do so. 9 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Beaver Creek resident. 2:39 p.m. A caller reported that a driver appeared to be stranded with a disabled vehicle on a Puget Island road.