Sheriff's Report, May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
May 2 — 2:28 p.m. A welfare check was requested after a medical alarm was activated at a Cathlamet residence. A deputy responded and determined there was no medical issue. 2:31 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident who had newspapers piled up on her porch and did not respond when a neighbor knocked on her door. A deputy responded; the resident was fine. 5:17 p.m. A caller said a driver who tried to run him off SR 4 near Stella had turned on Mill Creek Road. 11:02 p.m. A Grays River resident returned from Cathlamet after transporting an intoxicated and frightened woman who had earlier been dropped off near his home by two men in a black truck. She told him the men had been drinking and that one of them had a gun. He became concerned that the two men had come back when he heard noises outside his home and his motion sensor lights were activated. A deputy and state patrol responded, searched the area, and spoke to neighbors.
May 3 — 4:25 a.m. The Gray's River ambulance aided an ailing Deep River resident. 11:12 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that an unknown pitbull mix was on her property, making a lot of noise. A deputy attempted to catch the dog, but it ran away. 1:09 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 2:20 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a young child was missing. Deputies responded, and the child was eventually found inside the home, well hidden and sleeping under a blanket on the couch, despite the repeated calls for her. 3:26 p.m. A caller reported that a kid was sitting just off of SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. A deputy spoke with the individual, who turned out to be an adult. She said she was walking to Long Beach. No law enforcement action was taken at that time. 4:18 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire on East Valley Road. They said the fire was not being attended. The Skamokawa Fire Department responded and discovered that the fire was legal and it was being watched. 4:29 p.m. Another call came in about a teenager sitting along SR 4, this time in the Elochoman area. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 5:42 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 7:43 p.m. A one vehicle accident with a possible minor injury was reported near County Line Park. A deputy, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. A tow truck was called.
May 4 — 7:29 a.m. The Gray's River ambulance aided an ailing Deep River resident. 9:38 a.m. The Gray's River ambulance and the Gray's River Fire Department aided a Deep River resident who was having issues with a catheter. 10:03 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor was trespassing. The caller was advised that because there was a dispute about the property line, it was a civil issue. 2:20 p.m. A caller reported that his debit card had been used four times by three different people. The bank was notified. 3:58 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding a person in a Puget Island home. 4:35 p.m. A caller said that an unwanted person was at a Gray's River home. 7:11 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been abandoned at a Gray's River address, and the driver was picked up by someone in another vehicle. 8:10 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Gray's River home. One person was detained.
May 5 — 1:45 p.m. A caller at a Rosedale business reported that a vehicle had struck their building. 3:48 p.m. A truck and trailer broke down in the westbound lane of SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 5:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Cathlamet resident. 6:05 p.m. A visitor to Vista Park reported that her small dog had been attacked by two bigger dogs at the park. She said there was no blood but her dog was hurt. The owners of the other dogs would not give her their information, she said. The caller admitted she had not seen the attack when deputies responded. Deputies collected information from both parties for future reference if needed. 8:32 p.m. A Deep River resident reported seeing flames about a mile from his home. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. At 8:38 p.m., the caller said a structure in a field on Waranka Road was on fire. At 8:50 p.m., all units were told to stand down because the homeowner had the fire under control. 8:42 p.m. A caller said that a possibly intoxicated person was at the storage units at the marina. The individual had arrived in a Dodge truck and was driving erratically. Deputies responded and a person was detained.
May 6 — 2:21 a.m. A caller reported a possible vehicle prowl in Cathlamet. Deputies responded and found someone attempting to retrieve a vehicle registered to her. 7:50 a.m. A caller said that her neighbor was slandering her on Facebook. 10:31 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that some of her medication was missing. 11:25 a.m. A caller was concerned about children at a Rosedale home and requested a welfare check. A deputy responded and determined that the concern was unfounded. 11:37 a.m. A caller said a calf was running down East Birnie Slough Road. Dispatch attempted to contact the owner. 1:26 p.m. A caller requested a civil standby at a Gray's River home. 2:44 p.m. A caller said that a Gray's River neighbor who lived above her property may have built a makeshift culvert or ditch that was draining ground water down the hillside onto her property. She was advised that it was a civil issue. 3:51 p.m. A caller said that someone had fraudulently opened a bank account in his name. 9:10 p.m. A caller said that he and a friend had gotten separated in the Brookfield area and he was now lost. Deputies and state patrol responded. The pair were found and returned to Cathlamet via the sheriff department boat.
May 7 — 1:43 a.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 10:45 a.m. A caller reported that items had been stolen from a lock box on Department of Fish and Wildlife property in the Elochoman Valley area. 2:05 p.m. A caller reported that there were boulders in the eastbound lane of SR 4 on Abe Creek Hill. 3:09 p.m. A caller said that a dog had been abandoned in the Flandersville area. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was notified. 3:27 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that he would like to have his daughter and her boyfriend removed from his home. His wife later reported that she had been threatened by the daughter. A deputy responded. The homeowner said they did not wish to press charges and that the couple were supposed to move out in a month. He was advised that if the situation escalated, he should call 911. At 6:12 p.m., a deputy reported that there had been a verbal domestic disturbance.
May 8 —6:31 a.m. A caller reported finding a car that had gone off the side of East Birnie Slough Road. The trunk was open, but he didn’t know if anyone was around. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. Meanwhile, a man arrived at the Puget Island fire station stating that he was looking for his car, which he claimed had been stolen. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 8:13 a.m. An aluminum boat and motor were found on steps near the Columbia River, along the path between Strong Park and the marina. 10:25 a.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 1:19 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. 1:26 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 1:31 p.m. A caller said that a family member was having trouble getting his property from a former girlfriend. A deputy responded. The man was advised that it was a civil issue, and he was given information on how to obtain a restraining order after he claimed that she had threatened him. 4:46 p.m. A caller was concerned that an individual in Cathlamet was being abused. He requested a welfare check. Deputies responded and found the person to be happy and healthy. She did not express any concerns or fear. No further police action was taken. 8:10 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported finding dirt bikes in front of his house.