Sheriff's Report, April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 18 — 2:16 p.m. A Deep River resident said that he heard someone in the timber behind his house screaming for help and asking someone to call the police. Deputies and state patrol responded and an individual was taken into custody. At 3:55 p.m., the property owner said that the person’s vehicle was still on the side of the road. He said that he had seen the subject carry something into the woods and that when he came back out he didn’t have it anymore. He asked to have the individual trespassed. A tow was called. 5:51 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to a call about an open burn at a Cathlamet home. 7:21 p.m. Deputies and the District 4 Fire Department responded when a caller said that a propane tank was spraying at a Rosedale business. 9:55 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had suffered a stroke. 11:11 p.m. Deputies and state patrol responded to a Grays River home after a caller reported hearing shots fired. 11:28 p.m. A caller said that another driver had tried to run him off of East Valley Road.
April 19 — 6:03 a.m. A caller reported that it appeared that someone had pulled a car into the bushes on Beaver Creek Road. A deputy responded and found the vehicle locked and unoccupied. 8:46 a.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for an Elochoman Valley resident. A deputy said that the complaint was unfounded. 11:04 a.m. A caller said that a person who smelled of alcohol had been in a vehicle at a Rosedale address and was now heading west on SR 4. The individual, who had recently been charged for driving under the influence, was located at a Rosedale business. He was given a preliminary breath test and registered a 0.31. The Cathlamet ambulance took the individual to the hospital and he was charged with driving under the influence. 11:40 a.m. A caller said that two men were fighting at a Cathlamet address. The witness heard one of the men say he had a gun. 1:27 p.m. EMS responded to a Grays River home after a resident complained of chest pain. The Grays River Fire Department responded and LifeFlight was en route. 2 p.m. A caller reported that a post for the upper deck of the marina office had been struck by a trailer. The trailer owner was notified. He said he thought he had run over the curb, but was unaware that he had caused any damage. He agreed to pay for repairs. 2:26 p.m. A Grays River resident reported that a family member, who he said was the subject of a restraining order, had turned off the power and water to his home. A deputy informed the person that it was a civil matter and that he should seek advice from an attorney. 2:38 p.m. Deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet school after a mental health professional said a juvenile was suicidal. 6:34 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 8:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had just returned from the hospital and was now ill.
April 20 — 11:06 a.m. A caller reported a two car accident in a Cathlamet parking lot. Information was exchanged and law enforcement was not needed. 3:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of chest pain. 4:47 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Alger Creek resident who was in a wheelchair and had left the hospital without authorization. Deputies responded. 6:04 p.m. A vehicle that had been found in the bushes on Beaver Creek the day before was determined to be stolen and the owner was notified. A tow was called.
April 21 — 4:54 a.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance after her daughter returned from a trip with her boyfriend and had obvious injuries, including missing teeth and bruises on her face. A deputy spoke with the caller and the daughter, who said the injuries had been more extensive. Because the crime did not occur in Wahkiakum County, the appropriate jurisdictions would be contacted. 6:54 a.m. A caller reported that someone was sleeping in a vehicle behind a Cathlamet business. Deputies responded, and the woman said she would move. 12:17 p.m. A caller saw flames and smoke at a Deep River address. The Grays River Fire Department responded and a controlled burn was extinguished because of the burn ban. 1 p.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded to another brush fire reported in Deep River. Two brush piles were extinguished. 5:56 p.m. A caller reported that a woman had been staggering near brewery and was now lying on the ground. Deputies responded and the Cathlamet ambulance was called for possible alcohol overdose. 7:51 p.m. EMS responded to a Skamokawa home to aid an individual who was lethargic, immobile, and confused. 9:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who was possibly experiencing a panic attack.
April 22 — 8:17 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident with a bowel blockage. 4:15 p.m. A Deep River resident reported a water outage. The PUD responded. 8 p.m. A caller reported that a truck had been abandoned in a ditch along SR 4 on KM. Deputies and state patrol responded. 10:58 p.m. A Grays River resident reported a power outage. The PUD was notified.
April 23 — 4:35 a.m. A caller said she could hear an alarm but did not know where it was coming from. 7:06 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having a heart attack. 1:45 p.m. The subject of a restraining order was trying to break into a Little Cape Horn home. He left the premises and was later taken into custody. 1:49 p.m. A laptop was found on a bench in Cathlamet. It was taken to the sheriff’s office and the owner was notified. 2:04 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been “hot rodding” in the Skamokawa area. 4:14 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had passed four vehicles on a corner on SR 4 near Mill Creek. 4:16 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that someone had threatened to move her plants. 7:06 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had used a turn lane to pass them on SR 4. 8:25 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. The resident refused transport to the hospital. 10:04 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a deer was stuck in the mud and that the tide was coming in. The caller later reported that the deer had gotten free on its own.
April 24 — 7:28 a.m. A caller said that an alarm had been activated at an office in the Rosedale area. Deputies responded. It turned out to be a fuel tank overload alarm. It was determined that the alarm would go off until some of the fuel was used. 9:14 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious person prowling at East Sunny Sands address. Deputies responded and spoke with the subject, who said he was just going for a walk and wanted to go down by the beach. He was told to stay off of other people’s property. He agree and apologized for scaring anyone. 9:33 a.m. A caller said a live power line was down on a West Sunny Sands property. The PUD was notified. 1:46 p.m. The owner of a dog was given the option to have a dog quarantined after it bit a second person, or sign over his rights to the Cowlitz Humane Society. He took the second option, and the dog was taken. 5:59 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on the Puget Island bridge. State patrol was notified. 6:11 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having convulsions.
April 25 — 6:37 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was feeling unwell and complaining of chest pain. 11:05 a.m. A renter asked for assistance, stating that the landlord was trying to evict him without letting him get his belongings. 2:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was unable to move his legs.