Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, November 11, 2021

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

October 31 — 5:41 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had lost consciousness. 9:48 a.m. The District 4 Fire Department held a practice burn at an Elochoman Valley address. 10:24 a.m. A caller said that someone had piled rocks in the roadway of Indian Village and it was blocking traffic. A deputy spoke with a responsible party who said they were modifying the design of their private road in order to make their community safer. The deputy found the rocks near a post marking the edge of the roadway. Several residents expressed concern, but because it was a privately maintained community, it was determined to be a civil matter. 1:21 p.m. A caller said she found a bag with a biohazard symbol on her Puget Island property. She said the bag was still sealed and contained bandaids and possible drug paraphernalia. 3:37 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle heading west on SR 4 in the Nassa Point area. The caller said the vehicle had passed five cars and a semi in a no passing zone.

November 1 — 1:06 a.m. A caller reported that several large pumpkins had been smashed on the bridge. A deputy cleared the road a little bit and called state patrol to have them notify he Washington Department of Transportation. 7:45 a.m. A caller said that parked cars were blocking a Rosedale roadway and a school bus could not get by. A deputy informed the owner that if school bus traffic was restricted by the vehicles in the future, they will be towed. He agreed to move the cars. 9:25 a.m. An individual at a Cathlamet address was arrested. 12:33 p.m. A Skamokawa resident said he had received a fraudulent phone call from someone claiming to be a federal agent regarding a federal court case. He did not provide the caller with any information. 4:16 p.m. A Skamokawa resident said she had received an email from a stranger about selling properties on Facebook. 5 p.m. An individual realized he had accidentally driven away from a gas station with the fuel nozzle. He asked for information on how to contact the owner of the fuel pump. A deputy provided the business owner with the fellow’s contact information.

November 2 — 7:53 a.m. A caller said her vehicle had sustained damage after she was sideswiped by another driver on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. The other driver said he did not have a license or insurance and left the scene. A tow was called. 8:12 a.m. An individual was taken into custody after an assault was reported at a Rosedale home. 3:59 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that there was a prowler on his property and some things were missing. They said they could provide video. 5:19 p.m. A caller reported an erratic westbound driver on SR 4 near County Line Park.

November 3 — 12:04 p.m. A caller said that a water tower in the Elochoman Valley had been shot and was leaking. 3:39 p.m. A Rosedale resident said he did not receive some items he had ordered online, though the vendor showed them as delivered. 4:09 p.m. A caller was concerned about a juvenile who had threatened self harm. 6:53 p.m. A caller reported a missing hunter after he did not return to his vehicle. Deputies, the Cathlamet ambulance, Search and Rescue, and the Skamokawa Fire Department responded. The hunter was located at 10:14 p.m. 6:55 p.m. A caller reported a traffic accident on a Skamokawa Road. A vehicle was on its side. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the Skamokawa Fire Department responded. 7:56 p.m. A resident on Middle Valley Road reported hearing a gun shot, and was concerned it might be poachers.

November 4 — 9:23 a.m. A Rosburg resident reported that she and her kids had been threatened by a roommate. 12:08 p.m. A tree was down and was blocking both lanes of Risk Road. The county road department was notified. 2:35 p.m. A caller said that someone had called and threatened to harm himself because of the noise produced at their business. 6:39 p.m. A caller said they could see flames near the ferry landing. A deputy and the Puget Island Fire Department responded. Someone had a controlled burn but they had failed to call it in.

November 5 — 7:53 a.m. A Puget Island resident heard 12 gunshots and people talking in loud voices. It turned out to be bird hunters in a field. 8:18 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported hearing a loud chirping noise all night at a house that was being remodeled next door. It was a carbon monoxide detector with a low battery that had been placed outside. The owner was told to put a new battery in it. 8:50 a.m. A caller reported a derelict vessel overturned near Wallace Island. The Coast Guard was notified. 10:28 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 2:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a caller in Cathlamet requested transport to the hospital. 4:37 p.m. A water outage was reported in Rosburg. The PUD was notified. 5:15 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 6:29 p.m. A caller said that her husband canceled her phone service after she filed for separation and a restraining order. 9:19 p.m. Alarms were activated at a Puget Island home. Deputies responded and cleared the home. They found a door unlocked. They were able to contact the responsible party, who said he would disarm the alarm.

November 6 — 12:37 a.m. A caller on Puget Island said her ex-husband had violated a restraining order and was driving in her yard. A deputy spoke with the individual, and noticed that his vehicle had not been moved recently. 1:07 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Cathlamet resident. 8:07 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that he was being harassed by a hunter. 1:47 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of his vehicle. 3:27 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver. A deputy spoke to the driver and found no signs of impairment. 3:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a rapid heart rate. 9:06 p.m. A kayaker got separated from his kayak in the river near Grays River. The Coast Guard was advised. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department responded, and later, Pacific County was advised. The search was suspended for the night at 11:06 p.m. 11:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance was dispatched to aid a person who was too weak to move.

November 7: 12:08 a.m. Officers responded to a Cathlamet residence following a report that a man was threatening a woman.


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