Sheriff's Report, September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
September 5 — 8:18 a.m. A caller reported that someone in a black truck picked up a deer shortly after it was struck and killed by a motorist on a Puget Island road. 12:24 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle at a Rosedale address. 2:47 p.m. A caller said they found a bottle in the river with a note in it that read “Kidnapped, help me, white boat, Columbia River.” A deputy spoke with the caller. Authorities in Cowlitz County were notified, and the U.S. Coast Guard launched a patrol boat. 3:29 p.m. An east county resident said that two cars were parked on his easement and people were trespassing on his beach. A deputy responded and was unable to locate the cars or the people. 8:20 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Rosedale home.
September 6 — 5:14 a.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4 in the Deep River area. 7:50 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that hunters were shooting towards his home. A deputy spoke with the hunters, who denied shooting in that direction. He investigated and could not find sufficient evidence to prove that they were negligent. 10:31 a.m. A caller reported finding a bear bait trap with a snare near his property in the Elochoman Valley. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 12:18 p.m. A caller reported a lost wave runner. 3:03 p.m. A caller reported finding an abandoned jet ski. 6:52 p.m. A caller reported that a wave runner had broken down in the Columbia River south of Puget Island. The rider had tried to push it to the beach, but was unsuccessful. It was drifting while the rider and his friend went to get help. 8:35 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire at a property along Greenwood Road. A deputy and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. The fire had been in an approved fire pit and was extinguished before they arrived.
September 7 — 10:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident complaining of back pain. 12:03 p.m. A caller reported that 60 retaining wall blocks had been stolen from his property in the Skamokawa area. 12:36 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that several dresses and other unknown items had been stolen. A deputy spoke with the caller and another family member who said that nothing had been taken. 1:45 p.m. Child Protective Services requested a deputy for a child pick up at a Cathlamet home. 6:31 p.m. A caller reported that his vehicle had broken down on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. The vehicle was off the road, and he planned to return the following day to tow it away. State patrol was notified. 7:06 p.m. A caller reported an assault that had happened in the past at an Elochoman Valley home. 7:25 p.m. A Puget Island resident who had found manure in the driveway and on the garage door found another pile on the beach. He said he had video evidence that the former renters, who had recently been evicted, had been on the property. 7:45 p.m. A caller reported that cows were on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. The owner was notified. 10:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded to a Cathlamet address after a medical alert was activated.
September 8 — 7:52 a.m. A caller reported that a person was parked in front of a Rosedale home and would not leave. 8:34 a.m. A caller reported that someone had backed into her car on Jacobson Road. 1:02 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. 4:27 p.m. The Grays River ambulance provided a lift assist for a Deep River resident. 4:46 p.m. A panic alarm was activated at a Cathlamet home. It turned out to be a false alarm. 5:53 p.m. A dog was found in the Elochoman Valley. 6:22 p.m. A caller saw smoke downriver from Vista Park. The Skamokawa Fire Department responded. They were unable to get to the location because of high tide. Law enforcement was requested when someone said it was a homeless camp, with five to 10 people living there, and possible drug activity. 7:12 p.m. A caller reported that he was following a juvenile in the Skamokawa area who was trying to run away. 7:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of dizziness.
September 9 — 4:46 a.m. A caller reported two large fires in a Cathlamet yard. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and they were determined to be recreational campfires. 9:07 a.m. A caller reported that an occupied car had been parked in the bushes for two days on West Sunny Sands Road near the boat launch. 9:41 a.m. A Rosburg resident reported that an unknown person had shot a no trespassing sign and cut up a rope he was using to haul a tub. 10:15 a.m. A caller reported that someone had been speeding on a motorcycle on Elochoman Valley Road. 11:47 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported trespassers. 1:41 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported the theft of firewood and log tongs. 3:01 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a trespasser. 9:16 p.m. A caller reported a stolen vehicle, but it turned out that a family member had moved it.
September 10 — 3:30 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked on his road in the mornings. 5:20 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had lost consciousness. 8:09 a.m. An individual reported domestic violence that had occurred in another county in 2019. The information was sent to authorities in the other county. 8:19 a.m. A cow was loose and on a Puget Island road. A possible owner was notified. 8:35 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Deep River resident with a blood sugar issue. 2:38 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department provided a lift assist for a Deep River resident. 3:47 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a domestic disturbance earlier in the day. 4:23 p.m The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having respiratory issues. 5:06 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked to speak to a deputy about possible fraudulent activity. 5:46 p.m. A caller reported a poached elk in the Elochoman Valley area. State patrol was notified. 8:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had hit her head in a fall. 10:32 p.m. A caller reported a foul odor on Main Street, possibly propane or sewage. A deputy and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded and advised the caller that it may be coming from the mill across the river. 11:23 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business.
September 11 — 8:28 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer along SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. WDFW was notified. 1:21 p.m. A caller reported a trespasser on a Cathlamet property. 2:09 p.m. A caller reported that the driver of a 30 foot motorhome headed east on SR 4 near County Line Park was traveling about 35 mph, had nearly hit a guard rail, and was failing to maintain the lane. 4:19 p.m. A caller reported that a woman at a Rosedale business appeared to be intoxicated. Deputies responded. 5:07 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a child had fallen and struck his head on concrete. The individual was headed to the fire hall in Cathlamet with his child. 5:31 p.m. After a caller dialed 911 and hung up, dispatch from Astoria reported that there was a possible disturbance at a Skamokawa business. 5:48 p.m. A caller reported that a woman in a yellow floral dress was screaming at houses near St. James Family Center. 8:37 p.m. A caller reported a possible underage party at a beach on Puget Island. 9:12 p.m. A caller reported that a man was sitting along the shoulder of SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 10:58 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Puget Island road.
September 12 — 12:14 a.m. A sexual assault was reported. 2:15 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business. A deputy responded and found everything secure. At 3:14 a.m., the alarm was activated again. A deputy found the front door secured, and the alarm was canceled by the owner.