Sheriff's Report, July 8, 2021
July 8, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
June 27 — 11:17 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said he would be shooting on his property. 11:25 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a caller said that power lines were shorting out in trees along East Valley Road. The PUD was notified. 11:39 a.m. Two dogs had been left in a kennel in the sun at the marina and were now in a vehicle, a caller said. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was notified, but no one was able to respond at that time. A deputy spoke with the owner, and she took the dogs indoors. 11:49 a.m. Two callers reported that a dog had been left in an RV without air conditioning in the Rosburg area. A deputy responded. 1:46 p.m. A tree was down and blocking one lane of Beaver Creek Road. The county road department was notified. 2:43 p.m. A driver backed into a van in a Cathlamet parking lot. The drivers exchanged information. 3:48 p.m. A person at Vista Park asked for help after getting locked out of a running vehicle. She called back at 4:06 p.m. to say she no longer needed assistance. 4:13 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious woman moving around the pilings at the ferry dock. The ferry captain informed the woman that no one was allowed on the dock past the gate. 4:27 p.m. A power outage was reported in the Grays River area. The PUD was notified. 5:27 p.m. A caller reported seeing a capsized boat with a man sitting on top of it in the Columbia River near County Line Park. A kayaker was able to rescue the boater. Deputies and the U.S. Coast Guard responded. A deputy determined that the boat was leaking fluid, and the Coast Guard was notified. 6:46 p.m. A power outage was reported on East Valley Road. The PUD was notified. 7:29 p.m. A power outage was reported on Puget Island. The PUD was notified. 8:27 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a coffee table had been stolen from a yard sale. 10 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance, adding that his wife was blocking a driveway in Rosburg and would not let him go home. A deputy responded, and a representative from a domestic violence service made contact with the woman.
June 28 — 3:56 a.m. A fire alarm was activated at a structure on Wahkiakum School District Property. The alarm was reset. A responsible party said that someone from maintenance would check on it in the morning. 8:53 a.m. A swastika was painted on a sign in the Skamokawa area. The county road department was notified. 9:27 a.m. A caller in a Cathlamet apartment said that a neighbor had been stomping on the floor for the past hour. 10:39 a.m. A caller said a dog had been left in a vehicle in a Cathlamet parking lot with the windows rolled up. A deputy spoke with the owner, who was found at the Community Center. He said he had been checking on his dog every 10 minutes, giving it water, and that the window was partially open. He said he was leaving in less than 10 minutes. No law enforcement action was taken at that time. 10:40 a.m. A caller said that a deer had been struck by a car in the Mill Creek area. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 10:47 a.m. An advocate from WAAG called to say they had received an anonymous call about two dogs that had been left outside in the sun, possibly without water, at a home on Elochoman Valley Road. A deputy responded. The dogs had shade and water. 4:05 p.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and a representative from the mental health department were requested at a Rosedale home to aid someone who was feeling overwhelmed. A family member transported the individual to a care provider. Mental health said they would follow up. 4:55 p.m. A party at County Line Park had become noisy and people were observed throwing litter into the water. A deputy responded and the group was given a warning. 8:55 p.m. A deputy and the Grays River Fire Department responded when a grass fire was started by a lawn mower in the Grays River area. The fire was distinguished at 9:10 p.m. 9:51 p.m. A driver was arrested following a DUI investigation.
June 29 — 2:15 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having heart issues. 6:38 a.m. A Puget Island resident said they lost power after a tree fell. The PUD was notified. 8:40 a.m. The Skamokawa Fire Department responded after a propane tank caught fire in the Skamokawa area. 10:23 a.m. A caller reported an erratic driver in the Cathlamet area. 11:05 a.m. A caller requested a vehicle unlock. 1:56 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that her landlord was hacking up her property. Both parties were advised that it was a civil issue. 3:44 p.m. A caller reported a capsized boat on the Columbia River near County Line Park. It was determined that there were two abandoned boats in the area and a river patrol would be coming at some point to get them. 9:04 p.m. An individual was arrested after a domestic disturbance was witnessed in a vehicle traveling to Cathlamet. 11:01 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person at County Line Park.
June 30 — 6:23 a.m. A caller said that at least 20 cows were loose on a Deep River road. The owner was notified. 9:55 a.m. A caller said that dogs at an East Sunny Sands address had been barking for over an hour. 10:12 a.m. A tree had fallen and was blocking one lane of SR 4 east of Little Cape Horn. State patrol was notified. 10:33 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked for assistance when a person would not leave. 12:40 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral to a Rosedale home regarding possible child abuse. 1:07 p.m. A caller reported that a dilapidated fifth wheel had been abandoned in front of the Skamokawa Grange. 2:42 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for a homicide suspect in a gray Dodge truck last seen in Longview. 7:59 p.m. A caller reported that it sounded like an automatic weapon was being fired above Vista Park. The property owner advised that the range was in use. Law enforcement was en route, and a cease fire was called at the range. 9:29 p.m. A caller reported that a Puget Island resident was setting off fireworks.
July 1 — 1:01 a.m. An individual was detained on a Cowlitz County warrant following a vehicle stop. 8:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an east county resident complaining of asthma. 10:28 a.m. A caller reported a child riding a dirt bike without a helmet on a Puget Island road. 12:12 p.m. The subject of a no contact order had sent texts to a Skamokawa resident. 1:47 p.m. A bicycle had been left at a Puget Island property. 5:59 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for an individual who was possibly traveling to Cathlamet with a suspended license. 9:29 p.m. A caller said someone was holding a tire iron and trying to flag down traffic on SR 4 in the Grays River area. 9:48 p.m. A caller said that a resident on Middle Valley Road was setting off fireworks. A deputy responded but was unable to find the party involved. 10:07 p.m. A caller reported some suspicious activity involving employees from Spectrum near her address in Cathlamet. 10:21 p.m. A caller reported hearing rapid gunfire every few minutes from a nearby property in Deep River. He called back a half hour later to say it had not abated.
July 2 — 1:42 p.m. A caller said she had seen a post on Facebook about a break-in at a home on Beaver Creek. 2:15 p.m. A motorist said she was nearly driven off the road by a vehicle passing on SR 4 just west of County Line Park. 6:13 p.m. A Grays River resident asked for assistance when an intoxicated person would not leave her home. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded, and the person was taken to lodgings in Longview. 9:19 p.m. A person who had been caught stealing at a Rosedale business was trespassed. 10:54 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who was having an allergic reaction
July 3 — 1:06 a.m. A caller reported an injured deer on the shoulder of SR 4 in the Little Cape Horn area. 5:53 a.m. Someone was seen lying in the grass on the shoulder of SR 4 in the Rosedale area. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The person refused aid. 9:37 a.m. A caller said he would be target shooting at an Alger Creek address. 9:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was constipated and had abdominal pain. 11:51 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with a heart issue. 9:16 p.m. A caller reported possible underage drinking at County Line Park. Deputies responded.
July 4 — 1:49 a.m. A caller said a person with a possible restraining order had struck someone with a 2x4. 11:43 a.m. An East Valley resident reported that a neighbor’s cat was attacking her animals. A deputy responded and determined that the cat was feral. 1:03 p.m. Deputies, state patrol, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded when a motorcycle carrying two people struck a deer on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. Injuries were reported. 1:50 p.m. A caller reported that the hard cover for a vehicle was in the middle of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 2:47 p.m. A caller said that neighbors were using hand torches to burn grass along their fence line on Middle Valley Road. The caller called back at 3:48 p.m. to say that they had put out the fires and were now hand pulling weeds. 3:57 p.m. A caller said his ex-girlfriend was sending her brother to pick up her belongings at his home in Skamokawa. 6:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of chest pain.