Sheriff's Report, September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
September 19 — 3:59 p.m. A caller said a trailer that had recently been reported as stolen was possibly seen on school property in Cathlamet. A deputy responded. The trailer he found belonged to the ham radio club, which was participating in a competition at the time. 6:06 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported a power outage. The Skamokawa Fire Department and the PUD responded. A tree was removed from a power line and power was restored at 6:54 p.m. 6:55 p.m. A dog was found on Beaver Creek Road. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was notified.
September 20 — 1:40 a.m. A Grays River resident who was not at home reported that two men in an older truck were breaking into his house. He said they broke through the gate, then drove up to the house and messed up his cameras. Deputies responded. 8:09 a.m. A caller said that a fawn had been struck by a car on Puget Island and needed to be euthanized. A deputy responded. 11:12 a.m. An Alger Creek resident reported that some members of the flagging crew were trespassing on his property and cutting cookies in his gravel. A deputy responded and a trespassing warning was issued. 2:19 p.m. A Glengate resident reported that a vehicle had been parked across from his property for the last two weeks. He thought someone might be living in it. 4:28 p.m. A caller said part of a dock was floating down West Birnie Slough. 4:37 p.m. A caller said that a man had been living on a boat on Steamboat Slough for about a month. The caller said there was a shed on the boat, and the man appeared to be adding to the vessel and making it bigger. A deputy said he would forward the matter to the Building and Planning department as well as the Department of Natural Resources. 7:57 p.m. A vehicle was parked in front of a gate in Skamokawa. A deputy spoke with the owner who said he had been hunting. 8:13 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said she was threatened and harassed by a contractor after she fired him. 8:15 p.m. A caller said that a man had stolen a child size motorcycle and left a note with contact information. He said they had sent text messages to each other. A deputy spoke with the caller, who said he would not press charges if the man brought the motorcycle back. The subject said he would bring it back by 11 p.m.
September 21 — 3:04 a.m. A Deep River resident said that three people were sitting in a black truck in front of his home. A deputy spoke with the caller, who said that three subjects were out with flashlights looking at his property. The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the group. 7:21 a.m. A caller reported that cows were loose on East Valley Road. A possible owner was notified. 8:48 a.m. An alarm was activated at an east county home. A deputy responded. 11:52 a.m. A caller was concerned about a person who had been suicidal the night before, and would not come out of the woods near Vista Park. The mental health department was advised. The individual was later seen walking down a Skamokawa road. 4:11 p.m. A parent was concerned about a child who was getting bullied and threatened. She said that physical violence was involved, and alleged that the subject had pulled a gun on another student outside of school. A deputy advised the school resource officer. 6:43 p.m. A caller said he was conducting coyote control at the refuge and would be hunting when it got dark. He called back at 2:37 a.m. when they were done for the night. 7:25 p.m. An industrial floor jack was stolen from a property in Skamokawa.
September 22 — 6:25 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle prowler had stolen money, possibly a handgun, and some other items. At 8:27 a.m. the caller said that the gun had been found. 10:52 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had COPD, liver failure, and was coughing up blood. 1:22 p.m. A Grays River resident asked for assistance when a person who was not wanted refused to leave. The resident called again at 1:25 p.m. to say the man had left. A deputy stopped the man’s vehicle in Skamokawa and a trespass warning was given. 3:57 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident believed that someone had been stealing gas from her vehicle. 5:03 p.m. A caller reported the sexual abuse of a child that occurred 10 years earlier. 5:07 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at an Elochoman Valley home. 7:22 p.m. A caller reported a possible burglary at a Puget Island home. 7:41 p.m. A caller reported that a man, dressed in dark clothing, was walking and stumbling on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 8:59 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance in Cathlamet. She said her father would not allow her mother into his vehicle. A deputy responded.
September 23 — 6:31 a.m. A caller said that a blue pickup that the sheriff’s office was looking for was at a Rosedale business. 8:08 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that someone had broken into his shop and taken everything. 9:15 a.m. A caller said that a big white box truck with the ramp down had been parked in a Rosedale parking lot for a little while. The property owner was notified. 9:47 a.m. A caller said that a man was slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle parked at the refuge. 11:34 a.m. A caller said that a man in an orange vest was walking down a Cathlamet street, acting strangely, and smoking marijuana in public. 2:23 p.m. A Rosedale resident said she could hear some sort of disturbance nearby. 2:25 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that a man was destroying her property, and that it was an ongoing problem. 2:35 p.m. A caller reported that tools had been stolen from a garage on a Skamokawa property. 3:06 p.m. A caller reported that the yield sign at the Welcome Slough intersection had been knocked over. 3:27 p.m. A caller said that a man in an orange vest was on Main Street in Cathlamet, acting strangely. He was later seen at the view point on SR 4. A deputy and a representative from the mental health department responded. 3:31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had a knot on the back of her head after a drill fell on it. 8:47 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a woman walking on West Sunny Sands Road. A bicycle was seen laying in the road nearby. A deputy responded and could not find the woman, but moved the bike. 9:44 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle near the ferry landing.
September 24 — 9:24 a.m. A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle had been parked at the Rosburg Hall for a few days. 11:52 a.m. A caller reported speeding vehicles on Columbia Street. 12:41 p.m. A caller said his vehicle had broken down on an east county road and he was waiting for it to cool down before attempting to move it. 1:32 p.m. A caller said that people were trespassing at the cannery in Cathlamet. 3:48 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded to the report of a brush fire in a yard on Messinger Hill Road. A lawn mower had caught fire, and the homeowner was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose. 6:11 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that someone had shot a hole in his motor home. 6:29 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 6:45 p.m. A boat was beached after the tide went out. The boaters had food and water and were dressed for conditions. They decided to secure the boat and walk to the island. They would return when the tide was right. 6:48 p.m. A resident on East Valley Road reported two missing dogs. WAAG was notified. 7:42 p.m. A caller said she was being harassed by maintenance personnel. 8:09 p.m. An inmate at the county jail violated a restraining order. 10:06 p.m. A caller said a man dressed in dark clothes was walking in the middle of Elochoman Valley Road.
September 25 — 9:20 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was weak and had lost consciousness. 9:48 a.m. A caller said that a Puget Island resident was acting erratic. The mental health department was notified.10:29 a.m. A caller reported that three cows were in the eastbound lane of SR 4 at the eastern base of KM. 11:21 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island residence. 12:49 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that his shipping container had been broken into and several items had been taken. 1:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had low blood pressure. 1:55 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at the marina. 3:02 p.m. A caller said that a driver was doing cookies near Hornstra’s Beach. 3:41 p.m. A caller at a Rosedale business reported that a woman had stolen a cup of coffee. 7:01 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had a history of passing out, and was not feeling well. 9:54 p.m. A caller reported hearing gunshots in front of his east county property. He said he could see a flashlight and heard two voices.
September 26 — 1:07 a.m. A caller said a man was asleep in the lobby of the post office. A deputy responded.