Sheriff's Report, July 22, 2021
July 22, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 12 — 2:48 p.m. A Deep River resident said a neighbor’s animals were continually getting loose and tearing up his lawn. A deputy responded. 5:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance was called to an Elochoman Valley residence where someone was complaining of chest pain. The person called 12 minutes later to refuse the service. 9:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale woman who had inhaled a magnet from a nose ring. 10:16 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a youth who was having a seizure at Vista Park.
July 13 — 6:25 a.m. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle with a broken windshield on Steamboat Slough Road. It turned out to be a vehicle that had been involved in an accident on July 9. 11:05 a.m. The Department of Natural Resources asked for assistance from the sheriff’s department at Bradley Trails. 1:12 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when an SOS button was activated in a vehicle in Cathlamet. They stood down when they learned that a child had pushed the button. 1:39 p.m. A Cowlitz County resident said that their stolen boat had been seen on a trailer at Nassa Point. A deputy responded and informed the caller that the boat was not at that location. 5:57 p.m. A Cathlamet resident aided an individual who was choking on food. 8:26 p.m. A caller said that he had retrieved a gas can from the person who had stolen it. A deputy spoke with the subject; several items were found under an Elochoman Valley bridge and were being cross-referenced with recent thefts. 8:36 p.m. A caller said that a neighbor in Deep River was setting off fireworks. He called back at 10:12 p.m. to say they had stopped.
July 14 — 10:02 a.m. A suspicious man was seen standing near mail boxes and walking up and down Elochoman Valley Road. 11:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was in increasing pain from an earlier back injury, and also had swelling in one leg. 12:33 p.m. A caller reported that a truck had been speeding up and down East Valley Road. A deputy told the caller that they would try to get more patrols in the area and spoke with the driver of the truck. 3:59 p.m. A caller reported that she had taken a child to the hospital for injuries after he returned from a visit to his father’s out of state home. 6:41 p.m. A tree fell on a Skamokawa Road. Because it was touching a power line and blocking one lane, the county road department and the PUD were notified. The tree was removed by 7:48 p.m. 8:09 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been left on a Cathlamet street with the door open. The driver showed up while the caller was on the phone with dispatch.
July 15 — 7:55 a.m. A caller reported a fire at a church in Cathlamet. A deputy and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. The first person on the scene said that there was not an active fire and all units were told to stand down. 9:34 a.m. An illegal burn was reported at a Grays River property. The Grays River Fire Department extinguished an old burn pile that had reignited. 2:50 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident who had left the phone off the hook. A deputy responded. 4:24 p.m. A caller in Rosedale asked for assistance after his keys fell between the seat and center console of his car. 7:54 p.m. An unattended fire was found at a property in Deep River. The Grays River Fire Department responded. The fire was out by 8:38 p.m.
July 16 — 9:15 a.m. A caller saw smoke on the slough side of the dike along Welcome Slough Road. The Puget Island Fire Department responded. 10:32 a.m. Campers stayed at the marina without paying. A deputy responded. 3:08 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that the rubber seal and flashing around the back window of her vehicle had been removed. 3:11 p.m. A caller reported that a black truck was speeding and passing in no passing zones on SR 4 near County Line Park. 3:41 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for someone in a Puget Island home. 4:20 p.m. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department met with someone at a Cathlamet residence. 8:18 p.m. Two people fishing on a Puget Island beach were told about the burn ban but refused to put out their fire. Someone from the Puget Island Fire Department responded and the pair extinguished their fire.
July 17 — 2:26 a.m. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department assisted a parent who was concerned about a juvenile at a Puget Island home. 8:18 a.m. A caller said that someone was sitting along SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area, possibly distraught. A deputy responded. The subject said she was taking a break from her walk into town. She refused transport. 8:37 a.m. A caller said a car was parked in the Bank of the Pacific parking lot. The caller needed the vehicle moved for Bald Eagle Days. 9:13 a.m. An erratic driver was heading west on SR 4. 1:04 p.m. A caller reported a missing child. A deputy said she was at the marina with her father. 1:32 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had vertigo. 2:06 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assistance to a Cathlamet resident. 2:37 p.m. A caller said two young males in a white vehicle were speeding down the wrong side of a Puget Island road. They nearly struck a person on a bicycle. 5:44 p.m. Deputies responded to a dispute at the marina. Alcohol was involved. 6:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Cathlamet resident. 10:17 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a child who was having seizures at a Cathlamet business. Transport to the hospital was refused. 10:44 p.m. A deputy attempted to stop a driver in the 800 block of Columbia Street. The driver would not stop and continued east on SR 4, varying speeds between 45-85 MPH, moving into oncoming traffic, and passing on a blind curve. All units were told to stand down at 10:49 p.m. and authorities in Cowlitz County were notified. 11:08 p.m. A caller said that someone had tried to attack her at a Deep River residence. She had been drinking and was sitting in her car outside the home. An individual was taken into custody. 11:58 p.m. A caller complained about a group of intoxicated people at the marina who were making a lot of noise. Deputies responded and the group dispersed.
July 18 — 12:24 a.m. State patrol asked for assistance with an angry, drunk driver. 1:09 a.m. Two possibly intoxicated people were seen walking on the Puget Island bridge. 1:18 a.m. A driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence.