The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, December 17, 2020


December 17, 2020

December 6 — 1:50 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Beaver Creek resident. 11:51 a.m. A Rosedale resident requested assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle while his dog was inside. 12:14 p.m. A Rosburg resident said she was being held hostage, adding that the man holding her hostage had left, taking her cat. The caller was unwilling to provide a call back number for dispatch. She screamed at the top of her lungs and then hung up. State patrol and deputies responded. A deputy determined that it was a civil matter and no further law enforcement action was taken. 2:28 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of his truck.

December 7 — 8:28 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 11:26 a.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of her car on Puget Island. 12:46 p.m. A Puget Island resident asked to have an unwanted person trespassed after they visited his property. 5:01 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who was complaining of chest pain, respiratory issues, and numbness in one leg following an earlier visit to the hospital. 5:05 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a neighbor, who she had a restraining order against, was blowing needles onto her driveway. State patrol and a deputy responded. It was determined that it was a civil matter; there was no violation of the restraining order. 6:17 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a utility trailer containing motorcycle parts had been stolen out of her driveway during the night. 7:23 p.m. A caller reported that an individual had been contacting her via social media and text. Cowlitz County was contacted, they had not yet served papers to the person notifying him of the restraining order. Dispatch notified the caller and told her that she would be contacted when the papers had been served. She was told that if the individual continued to contact her afterwards, she should notify authorities. 9:13 p.m. A caller said that she had been hearing gunfire for the past two hours on Puget Island. A deputy patrolled the area and heard nothing.

December 8 — 2:01 a.m. A motorist said he had struck a deer on SR 4 near Una Ave. 6:12 a.m. A caller reported that he had struck an elk on SR 4 in the Rosburg area, causing major damage to his vehicle. The elk needed to be dispatched. State patrol was notified. 8:02 a.m. A caller reported that there were sharp rocks all over Elochoman Valley Road. 10:07 a.m. A caller reported a burglary at a home on East Valley Road. 11:40 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that every night a suspicious person in a truck drove halfway up his driveway before turning around. After speaking with a deputy he recalled that it was the person delivering the newspaper. 6:24 p.m. A caller reported a hit and run near Abernathy Creek after another vehicle struck the caller’s car and damaged his mirror while trying to pass on SR 4. 9:33 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported when a man who had been drinking was kicking doors and windows, and sitting in a truck outside a Rosedale home. There were children present. The intoxicated man left in the vehicle, heading east on SR 4. Authorities in Cowlitz County were able to detain the man and brought him back to county line, where a deputy met them. 11:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was ailing and had temporarily lost consciousness.

December 9 — 6:02 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Grays River resident. 12:01 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after locking his keys in his car. He ended up calling a locksmith.

December 10 — 3:27 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. 9:44 a.m. An Elochhoman Valley resident reported that he had been a victim of online fraud. 2:48 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who was ailing and had fallen at a Rosedale business. 8:32 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident with chest pain. 10:07 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911.

December 11 — 1:33 a.m. The District 4 Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and a deputy responded when a caller reported finding a white sedan near County Line Park with steam coming from the front end, and debris all over the road. No one was around, but there was a dog there. A man was seen walking east near milepost 41, but when asked, he said he had not been in a wreck, he was just walking home. A local animal group was notified and someone came to retrieve the dog. 12:09 p.m. A caller requested a jump start. 6:30 p.m. An individual on Puget Island was taken into custody for a warrant out of California. 6:32 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was in a lot of pain because of a pinched nerve.

December 12 — 5:05 a.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about some activity in the Skamokawa area. 8:48 a.m. An individual was injured in a one vehicle accident on SR 4 in the Grays River area. A deputy, the Grays River ambulance, the Grays River Fire Department, state patrol, and the Washington State Department of Transportation responded. 11:20 a.m. An individual was taken into custody after pulling a gun on another driver on SR 4 a few miles east of County Line Park, and later released. After authorities received contradicting statements from the victim and the suspect, it was determined there was not enough probable cause for an arrest. The suspect did have a loaded gun in his front seat; he also had a license to conceal. 12:17 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had almost struck several pedestrians while headed down Front Street to the Puget Island bridge. 1:27 p.m. A caller reported seeing a metal boat in the same position for about 10 hours on the Columbia River near Nassa Point. The caller had witnessed no activity. At 2 p.m., the caller heard shotgun blasts in the area. A deputy believed that hunters may have walked to the island during low tide and would check again at the next low tide. 2:50 p.m. An individual left a firearm at the sheriff’s office for safekeeping. 3:10 p.m. A caller reported a power outage in the Skamokawa area after a tree fell into some power lines on Ingalls Road. The PUD was notified. 3:14 p.m. A caller reported that someone in a white truck was hunting ducks on the refuge. 8:55 p.m. A caller reported a large party at an address on Eden Valley Road. People were speeding, and several cars were blocking the road.


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