The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, May 27, 2021


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

May 16 — 10:10 a.m. A caller reported that there were a few garbage bags in the westbound lane of SR 4 just west of Skamokawa. 2:43 p.m. A caller reported that the driver of a truck and trailer heading east on SR 4 in the Grays River area was traveling about 100 mph. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle. 2:56 p.m. An east county resident reported that there were two adults, three children, and a pit bull on his property. He asked a deputy to inform them that they were on private property. A deputy caught up with the people at County Line Park, who said they had left the nearby property when they were told it was private. 3:12 p.m. A caller reported large rocks on SR 4 east of Nassa Point. 7:01 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Puget Island home. Deputies responded. 7:24 p.m. A caller reported that a flag near the Cathlamet library had fallen and was on the ground. 8:29 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a phone line had been cut. The neighbor said he had accidentally cut the line while weed eating. 9:24 p.m. A caller reported that two dogs were loose on East Valley Road.

May 17 — 2:25 a.m. A deputy waited with two juveniles at Erickson Park until a responsible party arrived to pick them up. 9:12 a.m. A Puget Island resident complained about a neighbor’s dogs, which she said were constantly barking. A deputy spoke with the caller who said the dogs would bark when the owner wasn’t home and when she was home, the owner would just go out and yell at them and then go back inside. The deputy went to the home, but the dogs did not bark, and no action was taken at that time. 12:04 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported fraudulent activity on a debit card. 1:15 p.m. A caller reported a car in a ditch along SR 4 on the east end of KM. The Cathlamet ambulance, the Skamokawa Fire Department, deputies, and state patrol responded. Two people inside the car were able to extricate themselves, and one was injured. A tow was called for the vehicle. 3:28 p.m. A caller reported two neglected dogs at a property on Risk Road. A deputy responded and didn’t see anyone but saw four dogs that appeared to be in good health. No action was taken at that time. 5:41 p.m. A caller reported that people were burning trash in Cathlamet. A person told the deputy that she was burning old grass. He inspected the fire and after finding debris, advised the subject it was illegal to burn trash. 5:57 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was not alert and had a high fever.

May 18 — 9:15 a.m. Emergency responders went to a Skamokawa home to aid an individual who had fallen. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 8:30 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported hearing someone enter his home but he did not observe a vehicle on his property. He said no items were missing and that he had been followed as he traveled on Altoona-Pillar Rock Road. 11:32 p.m. A caller reported a man dressed in black walking down East Sunny Sands Road talking to himself. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the person.

May 19 — 11 a.m. A caller said a woman was throwing garbage at a vacant home in the Elochoman Valley and screaming for help. Deputies responded. 2:48 p.m. An individual was taken to the hospital after involuntary treatment was authorized. 4:19 p.m. A caller said that someone had smeared blue paint on the book drop box at the library and left a single shot cocktail bottle. 4:38 p.m. A caller reported that a small dog was running loose on Main Street in Cathlamet. The dog was returned to its owner. 5:02 p.m. A caller reported that someone had struck his garage with a truck and caused damage. 6:12 p.m. A caller said they had found drugs on the Puget Island bridge. 7:01 p.m. A caller said that a former boyfriend was telling his current girlfriend to text her. After she told the woman not to contact her, her former boyfriend sent a text telling her not to contact either one of them. A deputy advised the woman to notify the sheriff’s office if they continued to contact her and suggested that she file a restraining order.

May 20 — 3:46 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was unable to get up because of swelling and pain in her legs. 4:58 a.m. A three vehicle accident involving a log truck was reported in the Grays River area. One vehicle had gone over the embankment. Two people were able to extricate themselves and were complaining of neck and abdominal pain. The Grays River ambulance, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the Grays River Fire Department responded. 6:42 p.m. A caller reported that the District 4 Fire Department would be conducting a training event with smoke at an Elochoman Valley address. 7:43 p.m. A caller reported an injured osprey in a Puget Island field.

May 21 — 9:08 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle may have been abandoned on Middle Valley Road. 11:26 a.m. A caller believed that several junk vehicles on a neighboring Puget Island property may be violating the county junk ordinance. A deputy responded and took pictures. 2:20 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident complained about drones flying over his property and asked to speak to a deputy. 2:28 p.m. A caller reported an injured osprey on Puget Island. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 4:29 p.m. A caller reported that a driver in a black SUV, heading west on SR 4 was speeding and passing people on blind corners, forcing other drivers to pull over. The driver had almost caused two head on accidents, the caller said. 8:28 p.m. A caller said the power was out at several houses in the Rosburg area. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the PUD responded.

May 22 — 11:55 a.m. A caller reported seeing a sow bear and two cubs playing in a ditch on Puget Island. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 11:56 a.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 11:57 a.m. A caller reported an injured osprey on Puget Island. He said no one had responded when it was reported the day before and he now had the bird in his shop. State patrol said they would notify the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 3:20 p.m. A caller said a tree had slid down a hill in the slide area on KM. The caller said that rocks were coming down, too, but were not yet in the road. State patrol responded and the Washington Department of Transportation was notified. A deputy responded and said that there were trees leaning against the hillside on the outer edge of the road. 3:42 p.m. A caller reported that she may have been scammed when she applied for a stay at home job online. She was advised and referred to federal agencies. 3:56 p.m. A caller reported that the driver of a black pick up was speeding and went through a stop sign on a Puget Island road. 6:08 p.m. A one vehicle accident was reported on SR 4 in the Little Cape Horn area. A deputy, the District 4 Fire Department, state patrol, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The driver was out of the vehicle and walking around. He refused transport to the hospital. A tow was called. 9:38 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check for an individual in the Skamokawa area. A person was taken into custody. 11:25 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident after someone heard yelling and car horns and then a loud bang before a car sped off. A deputy responded and spoke with the people involved and determined that everything was okay.

May 23 — 2:24 a.m. A caller reported debris on SR 4 in the Grays River area. 9:44 a.m. A caller said that during a recent visit to the area, he had learned that someone had stolen his rifle two years earlier. He was unable to reclaim the rifle, he said. He called later to say he no longer needed assistance. 9:48 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Rosedale home to aid a resident who was clammy after taking too much medication. 2:55 p.m. A caller reported strange noises coming from a neighboring Puget Island property. He said the owner was not there and asked to have a deputy check it out. 3:31 p.m. A caller said she had been fired and kicked out of a Cathlamet home. She said her property had been thrown out of the house. A deputy responded and advised the employer that it was a civil issue but he could be held liable for any damages to the woman’s property. 4:54 p.m. A caller said an individual was outside his home in Cathlamet, yelling while she picked up her belongings which were in the front yard. 8:48 p.m. A deputy was flagged down and told about a suspicious vehicle parked behind Norse Hall on Puget Island.

May 24 — 11:44 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident. Deputies spoke with the individual who seemed to be in good spirits. He said he was tired because of changes in his medication.


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