Sheriff's Report, August 26, 2021


August 26, 2021

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

August 16 — 9:25 a.m. Two callers reported that dogs at a home on East Sunny Sands had been barking for about an hour. A deputy responded and did not observe any barking until one caller’s dog barked, which set off some barking at the nearby home for about a minute. Deputies will continue to monitor the matter. 11:19 a.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded when a caller reported a car fire and rollover on Beaver Creek Road. 12:17 p.m. A caller reported that a raft had been stolen from his beach in the Little Cape Horn area. 1:42 p.m. A Cowlitz County deputy asked the sheriff’s department for assistance in locating an individual. 4:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having a hard time breathing. 5:57 p.m. A vehicle struck a large plywood storage box that was in the roadway on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. 6:38 p.m. A driver asked for assistance after running out of gas. The disabled RV was pushed into a driveway along a Puget Island road. A deputy responded with fuel. 8:26 p.m. A caller reported a traffic accident at a Rosedale business. No injuries were reported.

August 17 — 7:05 a.m. A caller said he had pictures of someone taking cans out of the recycling bins on Puget Island. 7:37 a.m. A panic alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. It turned out to be a false alarm. 8:44 a.m. A caller reported that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a truck parked at the Deep River boat launch. 11:41 a.m. A Puget Island landlord found a strange pipe in the yard after a renter was evicted. 12:40 p.m. A black chihuahua was seen running along SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 3:44 p.m. A caller reported that two men were fishing illegally at Brooks Slough. They were given a warning for fishing without a license. 4:16 p.m. A caller reported that the driver in front of him on SR 4 was losing insulation from the back of his truck and that it was all over the roadway. 5:37 p.m. A caller reported that a large goat was eating blackberries along SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 5:41 p.m. A caller said a woman who was riding a bicycle on a Puget Island road with her dog had kicked the caller’s dog. She also said the woman had been watching her for the last 20 minutes. A deputy responded and spoke to the woman on the bicycle. She admitted to kicking a dog after it came into the roadway and caused conflict with her own dog. 8:41 p.m. An ailing Rosedale youth was taken to the hospital after showing signs of covid-19. 8:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen after losing consciousness.

August 18 — 1:59 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs had been barking from 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. 2:55 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that his neighbor was throwing something at his window and not saying anything. 6 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a man in a halter top and skirt was in his driveway, acting strangely. The man was given directions to a Rosedale business, where he was met by a deputy. He showed no signs of intoxication or substance use, only said he was on a spiritual journey. 6:03 p.m. A caller reported that a person was covered with a blanket and lying in a ditch near Steamboat Slough Road. Deputies responded. The woman was traveling to Mexico because her green card was about to expire. She was taken to Naselle, where state patrol met her, and transported her to Astoria. 7:51 p.m. — 8:09 p.m. The PUD was notified when power outages were reported at three Puget Island homes. 9:21 p.m. A driver hit a deer on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area.

August 19 — 8:22 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a mailbox was vandalized. 9:44 a.m. A caller reported that three dogs at a Greenwood Road residence were barking constantly, and had done so every time they were left alone for the last seven months. 9:54 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. It turned out to be a false alarm. 12:35 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was ailing and incoherent. 1:05 p.m. An individual needed assistance after locking keys in his vehicle at the marina. 1:47 p.m. A caller said that a truck with a travel trailer had blown a tire on a corner of SR 4 near County Line Park. 5:08 p.m. A caller reported that a camper had a fire going at a boat launch in the Skamokawa area. The Skamokawa Fire Department responded and found no evidence of a fire or any recent activity.

August 20 — 10:02 a.m. A caller provided the location of an individual with a warrant. 3:39 p.m. A caller reported that another driver had passed him on SR 4 in the County Line Park area, almost running him off the road, and that the trailer he was pulling was throwing rocks. 4:44 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported identity theft. 9:52 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a cow was on his property and it was causing damage. The owner was notified.

August 21 — 2:10 a.m. Law enforcement agencies were advised of a driver in a red pickup truck that appeared to be intentionally baiting officers. State patrol had to call off pursuit after the driver was seen speeding and failed to stop at a stop sign on HWY 101. Officers attempted to stop the driver in South Bend, but had to terminate pursuit as well. Officers gave chase in Raymond until he brake checked one of them. The vehicle was last seen heading south in the South Bend area. 2:11 a.m. A caller reported a lost dog. 8:01 a.m. A caller, concerned about fishermen, reported a very large tree floating quickly downriver. 9:37 a.m. A caller said he owned a houseboat, that he was running out of gas and might need a tow to Astoria. The call was transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard. A little later, his wife called to say they were not on a boat. When the man called again to say he needed his truck towed, a deputy spoke with the wife who said that her husband was bedridden and had been exhibiting some abnormal behavior. They refused an ambulance. 10:42 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident complained about two large dogs that were chasing his chickens and cats. 2:25 p.m. A caller reported that pigs and goats were still without shelter at a Puget Island property. 4:20 p.m. A caller reported that an eastbound driver was speeding and tailgating on SR 4.

August 22 — 8:26 a.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Middle Valley address. The Skamokawa Fire Department responded. All units were told to stand down at 8:31 a.m. 11:51 a.m. A Rosburg resident reported that a dog was walking around, barking, and looking lost. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was notified. 12:57 p.m. A caller reported that a suspicious man exited an abandoned building at the hatchery in the Elochoman Valley while his girlfriend was there picking blackberries. The caller said the man screamed at his girlfriend and chased after her, stating that the blackberries belonged to him. 3:42 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Glen Gate home. A deputy responded. It was a verbal disagreement. 4:15 p.m. A caller reported that an angry driver in a red car was tailgating another vehicle on SR 4 just west of County Line Park. 6 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that her boyfriend had assaulted her and damaged her vehicle several times. 6:55 p.m. A driver asked for assistance after locking his keys in his vehicle. 9:36 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that dogs had been barking all day at a nearby home. A deputy contacted the owner who said he would check on the dogs and make sure they didn’t bother the neighbors any more.


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