Sheriff's Report, March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
February 28 — 9:57 p.m. A caller witnessed someone in a silver car dump kittens in front of a home on SR 4 near Risk Road. The caller said that the kittens were getting run over.
March 1 — 8:35 a.m. A caller reported that someone in a tan sedan had dumped seven to eight cats in front of her home on SR 4. 10:51 a.m. An East Sunny Sands resident said he had wired $43,000 to a company to purchase a motorhome. A week later, he discovered it was a scam when the vehicle had not been delivered and he could no longer contact the company. 11:06 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Alger Creek resident with abdominal issues. 2:20 p.m. A Cathlamet resident found raccoons living in his floor. He was given a phone number for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 3:05 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911 while riding her bicycle. 5:15 p.m. After a caller in Cathlamet abandoned a 911 call and dispatch found the line busy on call back, a deputy conducted a welfare check and found out the resident was okay. 6:13 p.m. A Puget Island resident said someone had opened his mail box. 7:07 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for an individual who was believed to be driving a silver Honda and was having mental health issues. 7:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was losing consciousness and had low blood sugar. 10:19 p.m. A dog was dumped at an Elochoman Valley home. The caller asked to have the dog removed. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was contacted. 11:09 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that someone had broken into her home and broke her television and her telephone. She said they had also broken into her van.
March 2 — 10:21 a.m. A caller reported that there were cows on Eden Valley Road. A deputy responded. 5:50 p.m. A caller reported a reckless driver heading west on SR 4 near county Line Park. Deputies responded but were unable to locate the vehicle. 6:37 p.m. A caller said she had run out of gas about a mile from the ferry landing on Puget Island. A deputy responded and said the caller was not at the location she had described. He called her for more information. 9:30 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for a stolen Hyundai Elantra that was last seen in Raymond, Washington.
March 3 — 8:25 a.m. A caller said that a raccoon wearing a mask was tied up by the feet on the Little Island bridge. 10 a.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident. A deputy made contact; she was okay. 11:24 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of chest and stomach pain. 1:06 p.m. A caller said she lost her credit card at the courthouse. 1:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was feeling dizzy and had a rapid heart rate. 1:50 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who was suffering from unexplained memory loss, but otherwise appeared fine. 2:02 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet home. The Cathlamet Fire Department was called but stood down when the alarm was canceled. 2:38 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg address. Dispatch spoke with someone in the home who said it was an incident with the microwave and that there was no need for the fire department. 4 p.m. A caller reported a grass fire east of the Deep River bridge. He said there was someone out there with a tractor. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and were advised that it was a controlled burn. All additional fire departments were told to stand down. 5:47 p.m. A resident on East Valley Road said that her neighbor had removed the water pump that waters her field. She said that her neighbor had accused her of letting her cows out, that her neighbhor had admitted she had the water pump, and that she refused to return it. 6:03 p.m. A caller reported that a sailboat was tied to a dock that was under construction in the Cathlamet area. The caller said there was no way for someone to get from the dock to the property, and he could not ascertain if anyone was in the boat. A deputy responded and said that lights had come on and he could hear music coming from the vessel.
March 4 — 9:54 a.m. A caller said a log truck had turned over and was blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Deep River area. No injuries were reported, but the truck took out 10 to 12 sections of guardrail. Deputies, state patrol, the Grays River ambulance, and the Grays River Fire Department responded. 11:54 a.m. Someone reported that a community ash tray located between two businesses in Cathlamet was smoking. A deputy responded and said he did not see any smoke. 12:14 p.m. A caller said he was finding a lot of needles in the day use area of County Line Park. He believed it was happening at night. 2:02 p.m. A mail carrier was concerned about a Grays River resident who had not picked up his mail for a week. A deputy was able to make contact with the resident. 2:16 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911 on his new phone. 6:10 p.m. A caller said that a pickup pulling a trailer had jackknifed and was blocking both lanes of SR 4 near County Line Park. There were trees and rocks on the road. A deputy, state patrol, the District 4 Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the Washington Department of Transportation responded. The debris was removed from the road. 7:11 p.m. A caller reported a second accident near the jackknifed truck and trailer. Someone had suffered a laceration to the face. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 8:27 p.m. A caller reported that someone had driven into the ditch of an Elochoman Valley road before fleeing the scene, leaving the vehicle running. The caller said it looked like the person had gotten into another vehicle. The driver was found at home, and a tow was requested for the truck.
March 5 — 5:21 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle with a broken window parked on the side of SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 8 a.m. A caller asked to talk to a deputy about a missing relative. 11:29 a.m. A Puget Island resident found a padlock on his beach access gate. He said he planned to cut it off if it was not removed later that day. 2:42 p.m. A caller reported witnessing a domestic disturbance while driving past some apartments in Cathlamet. 7:30 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Rosburg resident who was having a seizure.
March 6 — 4:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with high blood pressure. 6:47 a.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for a possibly intoxicated and possibly suicidal individual who was believed to be driving from Chinook to Cathlamet. A deputy located the subject in Cathlamet. He was okay. 3:11 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious couple in a tan sedan parked on SR 4 in the Grays River area with the hood up. 4:03 p.m. The owner of a property on East Valley Road reported an ongoing problem with theft. He asked for an occasional patrol of his property. 4:10 p.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and discovered it was a false alarm. 4:37 p.m. A caller said that someone who was supposed to give up her guns per a court order still had two guns under her bed. 5:11 p.m. An individual got stuck in an elevator at the hotel in Cathlamet. A deputy responded. 6:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having trouble breathing. 7:06 p.m. A caller reported that two adults and two children would be hunting for coyotes on Puget Island. 8:04 p.m. A caller reported seeing a vehicle involved in spotting deer heading east on East Sunny Sands Road. 8:15 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle pulling into driveways in the Elochoman Valley.
March 7 — 1:53 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident. 7:25 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who believed he was having a panic attack, but was also experiencing numbness in his right arm and leg. 1:59 p.m. A deputy assisted state patrol with a vehicle stop after an individual refused to get out of a car when a tow truck arrived. The person was detained for obstruction. 2:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having trouble with her hip.