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Sheriff's Report, April 22, 2021

Man arrested after long chase

 

April 22, 2021



Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:

April 11 — 3:34 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported the theft of a boat trailer. 4:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was experiencing irregular muscle control in one leg.

April 12 — 2:13 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had suffered a head injury in a fall. 9 a.m. Health and Human Resources requested law enforcement to standby for juvenile outreach at a Skamokawa home. 9:20 a.m. A Deep River resident who planned to be out of town asked the sheriff’s department to keep an eye on his property after seeing several suspicious vehicles in the area. 9:58 a.m. A caller requested assistance for an injured beaver near the marina. The biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was en route.

At 12:30 p.m., a deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle and found a subject sitting in the car with what appeared to be drug paraphernalia, Sheriff Mark Howie said. The man did not have any ID and gave the deputy a fake name. After finding warrants under that name, the deputy attempted to take the individual into custody, but the subject ran back to his vehicle and took off. The deputy chased him down a dead end logging road on KM. Boxed in, the subject turned around and drove at the deputy and swerved, barely missing the deputy. The deputy got back in his car and gave chase but lost the subject.

More officers responded and checked logging roads, eventually finding the vehicle which had been abandoned. A K-9 unit from Cowlitz was requested and deputies checked the car, which turned out to be registered to another person. The K-9 arrived and took a track to SR 4 twice, Howie said. Officers believed the subject had called someone and gotten a ride.

At the time, a dispatcher who had been on duty at the time of the call was on her way home. Knowing the subject’s description, she recognized him hitchhiking on SR 4. Deputies responded to the location, and the man was taken into custody. Howie said the subject was charged with criminal impersonation, attempt to elude police vehicle, and Assault 2, all felonies.

12:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Cathlamet resident who had lost consciousness. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 12:56 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked to speak to a deputy. 1:35 p.m. A caller reported that someone was shooting near Vista Park in Skamokawa and bullets were coming through the trees. Officers were on another call but investigated as soon as possible. No one had been hit or hurt, Howie said, adding that there is an area nearby where people sometimes go for target practice. No one was there when officers responded. 3:22 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an individual at a Rosburg address who was dizzy and dehydrated and had a history of heart problems. 3:35 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on Bunker Hill. 3:53 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that neighbors were riding motorcycles. He complained about the noise. A deputy advised the caller that there was no noise ordinance on the Island. 4:31 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that an envelope containing a stimulus check had been opened. The caller said he had gone to the post office, where it was confirmed that there had only been a package delivered to their address that day. The caller was concerned that someone may have stolen information on the check. 4:58 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance was requested to evaluate possible heroin use for an individual in the county jail. 6:01 p.m. The Skamokawa ambulance aided a Middle Valley resident who had fallen. 7:31 p.m. A caller reported two motorcyclists traveling at high speeds on Ostervold Road. 7:53 p.m. A caller reported that a child had been sexually assaulted. The caller was advised to notify authorities in a jurisdiction in Oregon where the assault occurred.

April 13 — 11:29 a.m. A caller reported that someone was dumping yard debris in the Elochoman Valley. 2:23 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for a Cathlamet resident. A deputy contacted the individual who said he had gotten a new caregiver. 3:48 p.m. A purse was found along SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. It was returned to the person’s parents. 4:59 p.m. A person was warned about trespassing after entering a building in Cathlamet. 5:22 p.m. Ashes were dropped off at the sheriff’s office after being left by a renter who had been evicted. The ashes were later retrieved. 5:46 p.m. A Puget Island resident complained about a neighbor’s dogs, which had been barking non stop for two to three hours. The caller said he had tried to make contact with the owners in the past. A deputy spoke with both parties and advised them of the nuisance dog ordinance. 6:14 p.m. A caller reported that kids were riding dirt bikes on county roads on Puget Island for hours. The caller said they were loud and doing wheelies. A deputy spoke with people who may have been involved and told them it was illegal for them to take their dirt bikes on county roads. 7:33 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that some lumber had been stolen. He said he heard there had been other thefts in the area. 7:37 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was feeling shaky and weak.

April 14 — 10:04 a.m. A Rosedale resident said his neighbor’s dog had been barking all day. 10:13 a.m. A caller was concerned about a Cathlamet resident. A deputy made contact with the individual who said everything was okay. 3:04 p.m. Deputies spoke to a Beaver Creek resident after two subjects admitted to stealing a UTV in Longview and said they left the vehicle at his property. The resident called the next day to say the UTV had been dropped off and deputies should come pick it up. 3:18 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident. 3:38 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that an individual had kicked a door down and was making threats. The person had been asked to leave. 3:43 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of chest pain. 3:49 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 4:05 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding a Cathlamet resident. 4:23 p.m. Deputies and state patrol responded when a Grays River resident’s 911 call regarding drugs and theft was dropped because of service issues. It turned out to be an ongoing civil estate dispute. 4:41 p.m. A representative from the mental health department requested law enforcement to assist with a suicidal person.

April 15 — 7:33 a.m. Deputies responded when a vehicle rolled over on the Puget Island bridge. 7:38 a.m. A caller reported that a restraining order may have been violated. 8:39 a.m. A person alerted the sheriff’s department to a vehicle that appeared to be abandoned at the marina. Investigation determined that it belonged to a person staying there. 9 a.m. A caller reported that someone had entered his motor home and taken some medication and other personal property while he was gone. 1:42 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to assist health and human services at a Skamokawa address. 1:45 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at an Elochoman Valley home. 6:42 p.m. A caller reported that a person was lying on the side of SR 4 just west of County Line Park. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when it was reported the person was suffering from possible dehydration and other problems. 8:34 p.m. A Rosedale resident, who said she had a restraining order against a neighbor, was concerned after seeing the neighbor leave in a car with a “Baby on Board” sticker. 8:55 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was unconscious and may have had a seizure. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 9:09 p.m. A caller reported that someone was lighting fireworks somewhere on Puget Island. A deputy said that the people had gotten a permit to do so.

April 16 — 8:03 a.m. A passport was found on a Cathlamet street. 9:30 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor was harassing them. 10:17 a.m. Health and Human Services requested the company of a deputy while visiting a Skamokawa home. 11:01 a.m. A caller reported a deceased cow in a field west of Skamokawa. 11:10 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a dog had been barking all day, and had been doing so off and on for the past year. A deputy contacted the owner and the caller and spoke to them about ordinances. It was determined that there was no violation at that time. 4:26 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded. 4:41 p.m. A caller said a truck had backed into her vehicle in a Cathlamet parking lot. The other person’s insurance information had expired, and he left before getting the caller’s information. 6:05 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported hearing several shots fired.

April 17 — 1:47 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Valley resident complaining of abdominal pain. 7:39 a.m. An east county resident reported that the subject of a temporary protection order had entered her home and taken her copy of the protection order as well as an axe. 11:25 a.m. A caller reported a sexual assault. 2:41 p.m. A caller reported that a truck was partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 on KM. 4:15 p.m. A caller reported a car was partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 near Flandersville. 4:53 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident with stomach pain. 5:24 p.m. The pilot of an ultralight crash landed at the air strip in Skamokawa when his landing gear failed. He got up and walked away without any major injuries, Howie said. The Cathlamet ambulance, deputies, and the District 4 Fire Department responded. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified. 6:06 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor was the victim of an online scam. 7:06 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet home. An individual was taken into custody but was released when a judge determined that the standard for probable cause had not been met. 11:33 p.m. A caller reported that someone was burning something behind a coffee shop in Cathlamet.

April 18 — 2:10 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual in Cathlamet complaining of dehydration.

 

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