Sheriff's Report, July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 18 — 8:16 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Deep River resident complaining of pain. 10:14 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked for assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle. He retracted his request after he was able to gain access on his own. 10:32 a.m. A caller said he would be shooting rounds at an Alger Creek property. 10:35 a.m. A caller said that some cows had been in a Grays River road and were now back in their pasture but not contained. 12:17 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Puget Island resident. 12:57 p.m. A caller reported that cows were on a Grays River road. 1:40 p.m. A concerned motorist reported that traffic was backed up on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. He called back a few minutes later to report that a vehicle and trailer had gotten stuck after attempting to turn onto Ingalls Road, but traffic was flowing again. 2:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident complaining of abdominal pain. 4:53 p.m. A caller reported that someone was causing a disturbance at a Cathlamet business. The individual was later found sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked along SR 4. At 5:16 p.m., the Cathlamet ambulance was called to the scene for a possible alcohol overdose following a preliminary breath test, and the person was transported to the hospital. The other occupant of the car agreed to get a ride home with a friend. 5:37 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department provided a lift assist for a Deep River resident. 6:39 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded after a caller reported seeing smoke coming from the attic of a Cathlamet home. All units were told to stand down after it was determined that there was no fire. 9:22 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that there was a lot of smoke coming from a nearby property. Someone from the Cathlamet Fire Department responded and found a fire in an approved fire pit.
July 19 — 7:19 a.m. A caller reported barking dogs at a neighbor’s home on East Sunny Sands. Dispatch could hear the dogs in the background. 8:44 a.m. A potential hazard, part of a tire, was in the westbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. 3:37 p.m. Several callers reported that an intoxicated man was wandering all over the roadway in the Elochoman Valley. He was seen throwing his shoes and clothes into the road. A deputy responded. According to the report, the “man beat head on shield.” St. John Hospital was notified and state patrol responded from Kelso. 3:57 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported harassment. 4:07 p.m. A caller reported that a barefoot man was walking in and out of traffic on Elochoman Valley Road. 9:28 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked on school property in Cathlamet. The windows were fogged up, the caller said.
July 20 — 9:02 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient who had been in a recent accident and was now suffering a headache and altered levels of consciousness. 3:14 p.m. A caller said he would be shooting his rifle on private property in the Skamokawa area. He said that when he arrived, he heard a shot coming from the Sleepy Hollow area. 3:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident. 8:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident complaining of chest pain.
July 21 — 6:34 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that an inebriated man had wandered up their driveway and would not leave. At 6:38 a.m., the caller said the man took off towards a Rosedale business. The man told a deputy he was waiting for the bus to Longview. No law enforcement action was taken at that time. 2:35 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said he had recovered a stolen weed eater. 3:11 p.m. A caller reported that two people were fighting in a white car on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 9:26 p.m. The sheriff’s department was asked to be on the lookout for a woman who had left her residence in Naselle. She was known to disappear in the past and was not yet considered missing. 10:32 p.m. A caller reported that cows were loose and on Eden Valley Road. They were chased off the road into a field that wasn’t fenced. The sheriff’s department attempted to contact the owners.
July 22 — 10:10 a.m. A Little Cape Horn resident requested a deputy to check out her property with her after finding a tarp and other items. 2:10 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after a youth threatened to run away from a Cathlamet home. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded. 5:01 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that binoculars and camouflage had been stolen from his vehicle about three months earlier. 6:47 p.m. A caller reported that children between the ages of five and eight at a neighboring home were breaking glass in the road and breaking windows out of vehicles on the property. The caller said that he had attempted to talk to an adult. A deputy responded and spoke with the parent, advising him to keep the children out of the road. 9:13 p.m. A caller was concerned about a juvenile with several cuts on one of his arms.
July 23 — 8:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with heart issues. 9:57 a.m. Health and Human Services asked law enforcement to go to an Elochoman Valley home after a caller reported that the resident had expressed a desire to hurt himself. A deputy responded and let HHS know it was safe to go to the home. 10:20 a.m. A caller was concerned after receiving a phone call from an unknown number and she heard crying. It was believed to be a possible scam. 10:49 a.m. A caller said they had seen either smoke or a large dust cloud over a rock pit in Rosedale. A moment later the caller said it was gone. 12:40 p.m. A caller reported that a log truck was unable to maintain his lane. The truck was last seen pulling into the parking lot of a Rosedale business. 4:28 p.m. A large branch was blocking more than half of the roadway on SR 4 west of Nassa Point. 4:44 p.m. A motorist complained about a large group of motorcyclists on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 4:56 p.m. A caller said a tree had fallen on to power lines on Puget Island. The Puget Island Fire Department and the PUD were notified. 5:36 p.m. A caller reported that a dog had jumped out of her vehicle at a stop sign in the Elochoman Valley area. She called back a half hour later to say she had found her dog. 5:42 p.m. A caller reported that a dog was wandering in and out of traffic on SR 4 near Jacobson Road. 11:26 p.m. A man was causing a disturbance at County Line Park. Deputies responded and spoke with the subject. He was intoxicated and claimed he was just chatting with other people at the park.
July 24 — 12:37 a.m. Deputies and a representative from mental health went to County Line Park after a caller said he felt threatened by a neighbor and was considering fighting or shooting the man. The caller admitted he had been drinking for several hours. A plan was developed to help the caller cope with the situation, and the park host agreed to keep an eye on the other camper, who possibly had dementia. Deputies planned to return the following day to check on both campers. 7:12 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle at a vacant home on Puget Island. 8:48 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who may have had a stroke. State patrol and LifeFlight responded. 12:03 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a tablet was stolen and fraudulent charges were made using credit card information saved to the tablet. The caller said he had confronted a suspect. 12:38 p.m. A caller requested assistance after locking her keys in her car in Skamokawa. 1:45 p.m. A vehicle was blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 2:20 p.m. A caller requested assistance after locking his keys in his vehicle in Cathlamet. 9:04 p.m. A power outage was reported at an east county home. The PUD was notified.
July 25 — 5:16 a.m. The ferry was out of service. It was back in service at 2:16 p.m. 11:09 a.m. A parent asked for assistance with a juvenile. A representative from mental health and a deputy responded. 12:00 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 12:34 p.m. A caller said that someone damaged his boat trailer while it was parked at the marina. 1:20 p.m. A deputy was asked to assist a mental health representative with an individual who was walking in traffic up Elochoman Valley Road. 5:50 p.m. An individual was taken into custody following an assault.