Sheriff's Report, July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 5 — 5:11 a.m. A caller reported that a Cathlamet neighborhood was littered with the remnants of fireworks left by a neighbor who had spent five hours setting them off the day before. 7:14 a.m. A caller said that a man was causing a disturbance at a campsite at the marina. Deputies responded. 8:14 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of numbness in a leg. 10:08 An Alger Creek resident said he would be doing target practice on his property. 3:23 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 4:33 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that a water trampoline was missing. It was found further down the beach, snagged on something. 4:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have had a seizure. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 5:05 p.m. A caller was concerned there may have been an accident on Beaver Creek Road after hearing the sound of metal scraping. Deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded. It turned out that a vehicle had lost a tire but the driver was able to remedy the situation. Several warnings were issued for equipment violations. 10:13 p.m. A caller said that someone was causing a disturbance at the marina. A deputy responded and the individual was trespassed. 10:17 p.m. Two callers reported that someone was setting off fireworks in the Rosburg area. Because a caller could not specify which property the fireworks were coming from, the deputy told her he would not be able to contact the person responsible.
July 6 — 2:22 a.m. A deputy visited Erickson Park and found evidence that someone may be staying there. 9:21 a.m. A caller said he had received a couple of strange texts from someone in the Skamokawa area, claiming that she was tied up in a closet and that someone had her baby. Deputies visited the address and searched the residence. They found no evidence of a crime. 5:18 p.m. A motorhome broke down on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 8:34 p.m. A caller found an eagle with a bad head wound at Brookfield. He said he would stay until someone arrived. A wildlife center was notified, as was the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. At 9:49 p.m., the man said the eagle was deceased. 8:44 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after an individual threatened to harm himself at a Puget Island home. Deputies and a representative from the mental health department responded.
July 7 — 7:42 a.m. A caller said that people were falling trees on the bluff in Cathlamet and creating a hazard for him as he fished nearby. 10:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 12:28 p.m. A caller reported two suspicious men who claimed they were looking at property lines at a Skamokawa address. 2:13 p.m. A caller reported a possible abandoned vehicle at the boat launch on Puget Island. 6:52 p.m. A caller reported identity theft. She was given the number for the Federal Trade Commission. 7:46 p.m. A Skamokawa resident said he would be conducting target practice on his property. 10:24 p.m. A caller said that someone was in a vacant home on Puget Island with a flashlight. A deputy responded and learned that the person had written permission to be on the property.
July 8 — 4:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 2:22 p.m. A driver hit a pole in the Rosedale area. A deputy responded. 5:15 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was blocking the northbound lane of Elochoman Valley Road. It turned out the owner was blocking one of the lanes in order to move a large RV. 5:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a respiratory issue. 6:48 p.m. A caller was looking for a lost dog. The dog was found at 7:44 p.m. 9:56 p.m. A Cathlamet resident became concerned after a child said that a man in a white van had asked the child to sniff him. The white van was headed towards the ferry, the caller said. The juvenile denied the incident and said he was joking with a friend about being kidnapped. Parents and neighbors were advised and asked to be on the lookout for the van and any possible luring. 11:47 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. A deputy responded.
July 9 — 8:38 a.m. An alarm was activated at an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy responded and found everything secured. There were no signs of entry. 9:33 a.m. A Skamokawa resident found a key and key chain outside her window. She said she had heard someone outside her home during the night. 12:05 p.m. A Deep River resident said he would like eight abandoned vehicles removed from his property. 12:47 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said it appeared that gas had been siphoned from one of his vehicles. 1:52 p.m. A caller reported finding a dead eagle on West Valley Road near Brookfield. 7:05 p.m. A caller said that a trailer had been left in a Grays River park. A deputy discovered that the owner had been given permission to leave the trailer there. 8:37 p.m. A large tree had fallen and was blocking both lanes of Ingalls Road. The county road department was notified. 9:17 p.m. A caller said a child on a bicycle had been struck by a vehicle on East Valley Road. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. It was determined that the driver was not at fault, but he was cited for driving without a license, no insurance, and for failure to transfer the title of the car. 9:44 p.m. Someone was setting off fireworks in the Deep River area. At 11:09 p.m., the caller said the fireworks were still going. At 12:11 a.m., dispatch contacted the caller, who said the fireworks stopped about five minutes earlier. He was advised to call if they started again. 11:35 p.m. A caller thought there might be a fire on Coffee Pot Island. A deputy responded and believed the fire may actually be on the beach in Oregon. Clatsop and Columbia County authorities were notified. At 1:53 a.m., the deputy said the lights or fire were gone.
July 10 — 1:02 a.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Puget Island home. Both parties were intoxicated. 2:08 a.m. A caller reported that an injured deer on Beaver Creek Road needed to be euthanized. State patrol was notified. They said they would contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 11:03 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Cathlamet resident. 1:10 p.m. A caller reported a deer was in the ditch on Beaver Creek Road. It looked like it had been struck by a vehicle, but it was still alive. 8:06 p.m. A caller reported that people were setting off fireworks in Deep River. A deputy responded and issued a warning.
July 11 — 9:33 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a caller reported an unconscious man in the middle of a Skamokawa road. He regained consciousness at 9:46 a.m. 3:05 p.m. A caller said that someone was setting off fireworks in Deep River. 6:34 a.m. A caller reported a negligent driver on East Sunny Sands Road. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the driver. 9:58 p.m. A caller said someone was setting off fireworks in Grays River. 12:05 p.m. A caller found a deceased eagle with a bullet in its head at Brookfield. WDFW was notified.