Sheriff's Report, December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 13 — 1:09 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that several people with flashlights were looking around his truck. The group left on foot, heading towards Beaver Creek. 3:37 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 3:55 p.m. An East Sunny Sands resident reported a suspicious vehicle casing homes on the Island. The caller said that a friend was following the vehicle. A deputy stopped the driver of the suspicious vehicle and determined that nothing untoward was happening. 6:43 p.m. A caller reported a car in a ditch along SR 4 in the Rosedale area. A deputy responded. The driver admitted to having wine and was detained. A tow was requested and the driver was cited and released an hour later. 7:17 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911.
December 14 — 1:40 p.m. A caller reported that an individual had returned to a trailer in Rosedale despite being told not to come back. A deputy responded and spoke with the subject. He agreed to leave and said he would not return until he had spoken with the owner. 4:37 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle with a broken window on the side of SR 4 in the Rosburg area. 11:20 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that a family member was going to hurt her and hung up. Dispatch called the home several times and finally made contact with a family member, who said the initial caller was in the bathroom and unable to come to the phone. Dispatch could hear someone calling for help in the background. At 11:31 p.m., the initial caller said she got scared and called 911, but couldn’t remember why she had gotten scared. She then said she didn’t remember calling 911. A representative from the mental health department responded, arriving at the home at 12:26 a.m.
December 15 — 2:15 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Sunny Sands resident who had fallen. 3:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Beaver Creek resident who had tested positive for covid-19 and was having difficulty breathing. 11:59 a.m. A deputy went to a Puget Island home after the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department received a referral from Adult Protective Services. The vulnerable person in the home said that there had been no wrong doing and that he suspected that the report had been made by someone who was angry because she was no longer in his will. 2:57 p.m. A caller reported that an eastbound driver was speeding and passing in no passing zones on SR 4 in the Grays River area. 3:59 p.m. A caller reported a motorist driving around Skamokawa slowly, looking lost. 5:24 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having abdominal pain and trouble urinating. 10 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle on the side of Beaver Creek Road. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.
December 16 — 2:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Sunny Sands resident who had fallen out of bed. 3:46 a.m. A Glengate resident reported that a neighbor was yelling and playing loud music. The caller said that this had been going on for three days, off and on. A second caller made a similar complaint, adding that a car he did not recognize was parked in front of the home. 12:50 p.m. A tow truck company notified the sheriff’s office that they would be impounding a vehicle from a Rosedale address. 1:27 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had hurt his back in a fall from a height described as somewhere between 10 and 29 feet. 2:26 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual who was traveling from Sedro-Woolley to Eugene and had not arrived. The individual said that he would stay with a friend overnight in Cathlamet. A deputy searched the area and did not find the vehicle described by the caller. 2:50 p.m. A caller requested a vehicle unlock at a Puget Island address. 8:08 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down on Risk Road, blocking one lane. The county road department responded.
December 17 — 9:29 a.m. A caller reported that there were vehicles parked in front of a fire hydrant on Main Street in Cathlamet. 10:32 a.m. A car struck a tree along a Puget Island road. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 12:17 p.m. A caller was concerned that a child was being abused in a nearby home. A deputy responded, and while he could hear someone inside, no one answered the door when he knocked. A referral was made to Child Protective Services. 2:19 p.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about someone who was “constantly contacting and bugging her.” She was advised to apply for an anti-harassment order. 6:06 p.m. A driver asked for assistance after dropping keys between his seat and console.
December 18 — 8:42 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of abdominal pain. 10:45 a.m. An Alger Creek resident said that an unknown dog, a young black lab with a pink collar, was on his property. 11:46 a.m. A caller said he had accidentally left a tire and wheel behind at a Skamokawa business after changing a flat, and when he went back to retrieve it, it was gone. A video led to a possible suspect, and a deputy checked that person’s property, but could not locate the missing tire. The caller said he did not wish to proceed with charges. 1 p.m. An Alger Creek resident reported identity theft and fraud. The matter was reported to the Federal Trade Commission and his bank. 2:15 p.m. A caller reported that his vehicle had been stolen from the ferry landing while he was at work. The car was later found in the parking lot at the beach on Sunny Sands, with some exhaust parts possibly missing. 3:14 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral about possible elder abuse at an Elochoman Valley home. 3:50 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor in Glengate was playing loud music. 4:39 p.m. A caller complained about a neighbor’s pigs. which were screaming and had no shelter or water. The caller said he didn’t know who was taking care of them, the owner was out of state. 4:51 p.m. A caller reported seeing a brush fire up in the hills toward Skamokawa. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded but were told to stand down when they learned it was a slash burn conducted for Weyerhauser. An individual went to check out the scene and found nine slash piles burning unattended, but he believed they weren’t going anywhere, partially because of the rain. 7:36 p.m. A caller reported debris, including rocks, on SR 4 near the bottom of Abe Creek Hill. A deputy and state patrol responded. 8:09 p.m. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded to a Rosedale home after a caller said that a family member was irritating him and he wanted some assistance from mental health. 8:38 p.m. A caller said that a tree had fallen and was blocking the southbound lane of Elochoman Valley Road. The county road department was notified. 9:41 p.m. A caller reported that a tree had fallen and was blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 on the west side of KM. State patrol responded. 10:55 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a West Birnie Slough resident complaining of chest pain.
December 19 — 7:48 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Puget Island resident. A deputy made contact; the resident was fine. 8:17 a.m. A caller reported seeing an unoccupied 16 foot boat floating in the Columbia River. The Coast Guard was notified. 9:14 a.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to assist with a follow up on a hit and run in Kelso. 11:31 a.m. A caller said that hunters may be hunting illegally on Price Island. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 4:53 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having trouble breathing. 5:42 p.m. A caller reported a two vehicle accident with one car in a ditch on Puget Island. An individual in the accident called. He said his car was the only one involved in the accident, that everyone was okay, but he was unable to get out of the vehicle because of the steep angle of the ditch. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. AAA was en route. 8:53 p.m. An assault was reported at a Cathlamet home. 10:23 p.m. A caller reported a slide one mile east of Nassa Point. It was blocking one lane and one vehicle was disabled because of the slide. The driver asked for a tow. A deputy and state patrol responded.