Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, October 14, 2021

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

October 3 — 11:20 a.m. A caller said that kids were riding a moped on SR 409 without a helmet. 2:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had a blood clot and was experiencing chills and a racing heart. 3:52 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a Puget Island resident. Deputies responded and spoke with the individual.

October 4 — 7:13 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a medical alert alarm was activated at a Cathlamet residence. Everyone was told to stand down when it was discovered there was no medical need. 9:44 a.m. A Grays River resident reported a series of suspicious vehicles in front of their home. 9:44 a.m. A caller from the library in Cathlamet notified the sheriff’s department that the flagpole was being removed for repair, in case anyone reported it stolen. 9:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person who was having a seizure while operating a forklift on a Puget Island property. A deputy responded to the scene at 9:54 a.m. 9:57 a.m. A deputy investigated suspicious tire marks found in an Elochoman Valley driveway. 10:03 a.m. A caller said that a delivery driver had struck a building in Cathlamet and that the damage had not been repaired. A deputy put the building owner in contact with the driver’s employer. 10:17 a.m. A resident on Ingalls Road reported that a woman and a child had pulled up near his property around 1 a.m., and when he confronted them, the woman told him they were rescuing caterpillars and lectured him before telling him he should mind his own business. The pair got back in their vehicle and headed towards Middle Valley Road. He said he did not believe they had come on to his property, but he would call if he found any evidence of trespass or theft. 10:40 a.m. A Rosedale resident was concerned after finding a couple burnt up cigarette boxes and beer caps near his door. 2:29 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after violating a restraining order. 5:37 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a truck on Puget Island.

October 5 — 12:01 a.m. A caller reported that someone had been sleeping in a van in the parking lot behind the hotel in Cathlamet. The caller said the person had been urinating on vehicles. 2:07 a.m. A caller said that he was following a person who hadn’t stopped after driving over someone’s potted plants on Puget Island. A deputy responded. The subject returned to the property and made arrangements with the owner of the damaged pots. 4:41 p.m. A caller said his laptop had been stolen from the community center in Cathlamet. 5:02 p.m. A caller said his vehicle was struck by a deer while he was driving on a Puget Island road. The deer was clearly injured, the driver said, and had hobbled off into the bushes. 5:48 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a dog had wandered into her yard. Attempts were made to contact Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group by the resident and the sheriff’s department. The resident called back a little later to say that the owner had been found. 7:43 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4 in the Abe Creek area. A deputy followed the vehicle, which pulled onto Greenwood Road, and did not witness any traffic violations.

October 6 — 10:15 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided an ailing Puget Island resident. 5:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was breathing but unresponsive. 8:43 p.m. A search warrant was served at an east county residence.

October 7 — 8:29 a.m. A caller said a couple horses on a property on Little Island appeared to be malnourished. A deputy responded and said that the horses appeared to be temporarily corralled in the front yard with grass and hay, and that the fence and gates appeared to lead to shelter. He said he would check later to see if they had been moved. 9:40 a.m. A wallet was found near a Rosedale business. A deputy attempted to contact the owner. 10:14 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was exhibiting possible signs of a stroke. 10:28 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 11:29 a.m. A Cathlamet resident requested transport to the hospital. 1:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who may have had a stroke. 3:32 p.m. A Puget Island resident received a letter from the Department of Licensing that said that someone had applied for a license in his name. 4:41 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet business where someone with low blood pressure was not feeling well, and was complaining of dizziness. Ambulance personnel attempted to find the individual after someone said the person had gone home. The call was closed when they were unable to make contact. 6:23 p.m. A caller reported a possible sighting of a suspect believed to be involved in a homicide in Kelso at a Rosedale business. After acquiring video footage, it was determined that it was not the suspect. 11:11 p.m. A Deep River resident reported a domestic disturbance after an intoxicated family member became violent. Deputies responded. The individual left in a vehicle, and the deputies advised the family of resources available to them.

October 8 — 11:57 a.m. A caller in Rosburg saw a fawn with an injured rear leg. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 1 p.m. A caller from the hotel in Cathlamet said that a white van that did not belong to any of the guests was parked in her parking lot. A deputy responded and found the vehicle unoccupied. He notified the caller that she could have it towed. 6:13 p.m. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle on the westbound shoulder of SR 4 between Nassa Point and Flandersville. 10:28 p.m. A Grays River resident reported a power outage. The PUD was notified.

October 9 — 2:32 a.m. A person was injured when a car rolled over on SR 4 in the Little Cape Horn area. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded. A tow was called. 1:41 p.m. A caller said that people were living off a gravel road on the east side of the county, including some small children. A deputy responded and determined that the encampment had been abandoned since the party was given an earlier trespassing warning. 2:42 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that someone had been stealing apples from her yard. 2:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with slurred speech. 3:09 p.m. A Rosedale resident said that her fence had been damaged when someone had used a blowtorch to burn grass along the fence line. She said she put up no trespassing signs and was scheduling a meeting with a lawyer. 7:17 p.m. A caller said that three kids were seen looking through car windows at a Rosedale property. A deputy responded and found all the vehicles secured. 8:36 p.m. A caller reported seeing a fire in the Skamokawa area. It was determined to be a brush pile with old firewood, surrounded by safety equipment. The resident was advised to knock the fire down to regulation size, and fire departments were told to stand down.


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