Sheriff's Report, October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
September 26 — 3:46 a.m. A Puget Island resident said four of her cats were missing, and she believed a neighbor might have something to do with it after finding one of her cats in a trap he had set. A deputy spoke with the neighbor, who said he was trying to capture an aggressive nutria. He said he had cats of his own and would not intentionally harm one. 8:34 a.m. An east county resident who had called after he heard gun fire and saw people with flashlights the night before said he found a blood trail in the area. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 9:28 a.m. A caller reported that there was an encampment with four to six people on a logging road on the east side of the county. A deputy responded and found an overturned vehicle. A tow truck was called and a game camera was seized. 9:53 a.m. A caller reported signs of smoke and the smell of something burning on South Welcome Slough Road. The Puget Island Fire Department responded. A neighbor was using a barbecue. 10:06 a.m. A caller reported finding tools in the middle of a Cathlamet street. She called back at 10:28 a.m. to say the owner had returned for them. 2:22 p.m. An employee at a Rosedale business reported that they had found a wallet with ID and a second ID. The owners were notified. 6:14 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a bull was in his yard. 9:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was complaining of head pain. LifeFlight was called, but eventually canceled.
September 27 — 8:09 a.m. A caller said a vehicle had been parked in front of an office gate for a couple days. 8:19 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said a suspicious man was walking around his property. Deputies responded. The man was gone, but he was identified and officially trespassed. Three marijuana plants were destroyed. 11:33 a.m. A resident of a Cathlamet apartment said he had been pushed down the stairs. 2:31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with chest pain. 3:43 p.m. A power outage was reported on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. The PUD was en route. 4:49 p.m. A caller said he found some things hidden under a tarp at the refuge. A deputy responded and said some of the items were from recent burglaries. 5:40 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was complaining of dizziness.
September 28 — 2:37 a.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Puget Island address. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 12:23 p.m. A caller believed that her dog had been taken by a Puget Island resident. A deputy spoke to the other party, who denied the claim. 2:22 p.m. A Puget Island resident said a neighbor had pointed a rifle at him. Deputies responded, and a person was taken into custody. A search warrant of the subject’s residence was served, and a dog found there was handed over to the humane society. The search was concluded at 9:04 p.m. 3:34 p.m. A suspicious circumstance was reported at an Elochoman Valley property. The caller said the residence had been burglarized before. Deputies responded. 4:37 p.m. A caller reported hearing shots fired in the Rosedale area. Deputies responded, and it turned out that a nearby property owner had a range set up for target practice. 7:59 p.m. A caller said that some trees were down on the west side of KM. He said he had cleared the largest debris off the road. State patrol responded. 10:11 p.m. A caller reported suspicious activity in the old hardware store in Cathlamet. A deputy responded and discovered it was a contractor.
September 29 — 3:27 a.m. A caller reported that someone in a car had stopped on SR 409 before turning onto Welcome Slough Road, and was last seen driving on North Welcome Slough Road. 9:53 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have suffered a stroke and was having chest pain. 3:39 p.m. A caller said that someone had abandoned a camper shell in Rosburg. 4:48 p.m. A caller reported that a motorhome had broken down and was blocking westbound traffic on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. 5:27 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that a neighbor was threatening him. A subject was taken into custody. 9:48 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 10:24 p.m. A Deep River resident reported a water outage. The PUD was notified.
September 30 — 5:51 a.m. A caller said a tree was down and blocking a Grays River road. 1:32 p.m. A caller said that the car belonging to someone who had been taking cans out of the recycle bins on Puget Island was now parked in front of the courthouse in Cathlamet. 3:32 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who had fallen. 4:53 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked for assistance after accidentally trapping an opossum. The WDFW was notified. 5:33 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that an RV had been left on her property and she would like it removed. 6:10 p.m. A confused Rosburg resident called dispatch several times. The mental health department was notified and a deputy and dispatch spoke with the spouse. A deputy said that if there was another call to send EMS. 9:22 p.m. A juvenile did not want to return to his Cathlamet home. 9:41 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle and trailer on the ferry. 10:50 p.m. A caller said he was following a vehicle that matched the description of one involved in an earlier theft at a Puget Island property. He called back later to say the vehicle was missing a sticker that was in the description.
October 1 — 2:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a medical alarm was activated at a Cathlamet home. A resident had gotten his legs tangled and needed lift assistance. 9:04 p.m. A person at a Cathlamet business needed a jump start. 9:30 a.m. A caller reported that a neighbor and his cattle were on his property west of Skamokawa. 12:14 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who had fallen and hurt his knee. 2:02 p.m. A caller said he had been chased by a dog on West Birnie Slough Road. 7:44 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported in Skamokawa. A woman was stranded at a local business after her boyfriend threw her motorhome keys into the river. He was allegedly intoxicated and heading east in a Dodge Ram. Deputies responded. 8:49 p.m. A caller said that someone was breaking glass at the old hardware store in Cathlamet. A deputy spoke with the building’s owner. He said that the people were supposed to be there. 8:51 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was in and out of consciousness because of diabetic issues. 9:19 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an injured football player. 9:45 p.m. A caller said he was being harassed by two people at the marina. 10:24 p.m. A caller complained about the construction noise at the old hardware store in Cathlamet.
October 2 — 1:27 a.m. A Puget Island resident complained about neighbors making a lot of noise. 9:22 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting his keys locked in his vehicle while it was running. 9:49 a.m. A caller reported that a man was lying on the shoulder of SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. A deputy responded. 2:38 p.m. A caller reported a possible poached deer in the Elochoman Valley. The WDFW was notified. 2:39 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle parked on a logging road in the Beaver Creek area. 4:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was bleeding from a laceration. 7:31 p.m. Two calls came in regarding a collision on SR 4 in the Rosedale area. The first reported a hit and run while attempting a left turn, the second said that a family member had returned home shaken up after someone tried to run her off the road. Both vehicles had sustained damage. 10:38 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle at a property east of Cathlamet.
October 3 — 12:05 a.m. A caller said that a green laser originating from a location on Puget Island had been pointed at a plane flying between Seattle and Medford.