Sheriff's Report, November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
November 7 — 2:08 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that she was being harassed by her child’s father. 10:59 a.m. A debit card was found in a Cathlamet ATM. The owner was notified. 3:19 p.m. A caller said he had struck a deer and that his car was on the side of Elochoman Valley Road with a broken fender. He wasn’t sure if he needed a tow. 5:42 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident. A deputy responded; all was well. 7:31 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver headed west on SR 4 in the Nassa Point area. 8:36 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was parked on West Deep River Road. The lights were on and the engine had been running for the past hour.
November 8 — 8:25 a.m. A caller said his car had been struck by another vehicle while it was parked in a Cathlamet parking lot. The driver of the other vehicle left the scene and headed towards Puget Island. 3:47 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to a Cathlamet resident. 6:19 p.m. A caller said he had struck a cow on East Valley Road. The cow walked away, but the driver believed his vehicle was totaled and moved it off the road. 7:45 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of chest pain. 8:49 p.m. A Grays River resident said he heard gunshots and saw lights along the river near his home. He was concerned that it may be poachers. A deputy responded and spoke with two individuals who had valid hunting licenses. They said they were trying to track down an elk they had shot earlier in the day. The resident called again and asked to speak to a deputy. 11:28 p.m. A Grays River resident reported a trespasser walking around her property with a flashlight. She said someone had broken into her home recently, but she hadn’t reported it. The caller said she had a shotgun. She was advised not to approach deputies with a weapon. A deputy and state patrol responded.
November 9 — 12:35 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having difficulty breathing. 12:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Cathlamet resident. 7:38 a.m. Neighbors in Deep River were having a dispute over issues with an electric gate. A deputy spoke with both parties. 10:42 a.m. A caller needed assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 4:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with high blood pressure and a heart problem. 5:06 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle heading west from County Line Park on SR 4. It was tailgating and had passed multiple cars. A deputy reported seeing the vehicle, but saw no probable cause to stop the driver at that time. 5:27 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported that there was an unwanted trailer on his property with people living in it. A deputy spoke with the subject. 7:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. She had a seizure the day before and now could not feel her legs. 7:17 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department was alerted when a fire alarm was activated at a Puget Island address. It turned out to be a false alarm. 10:57 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to a Cathlamet resident. The resident was transported to the hospital.
November 10 — 8:38 a.m. An east county resident reported that a boat had drifted onto his beach during the night. 1:08 p.m. A Skamokawa resident said he was being harassed by anonymous texts. 3:17 p.m. A Puget Island resident said someone had vandalized his camper trailer. A deputy spoke with a subject about the matter. 4:32 p.m. A caller reported that a protection order had been violated after seeing the subject drive past her home. A deputy spoke with both parties and advised the caller that it wasn’t a violation to drive on the roadway in front of the house. He also advised the subject that it was best to avoid the address altogether. 4:38 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with head pain and numbness in part of her body. 10:15 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire in the Elochoman Valley. A deputy said there was a power surge, and another said it appeared to be an electrical fire. Several outages were reported in the area. Deputies, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the PUD responded. The power was restored at 12:40 a.m.
November 11 — 2:22 a.m. A Puget Island resident said there were 10 cows in her yard. She was concerned about her septic tank. The owner of the cows contacted the homeowner. 4:36 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with abdominal pain. 5:46 a.m. A caller reported that a car had crashed on Cathlamet Road. It was unoccupied and the flashers were on. There were tools on the ground nearby. 5:48 a.m. A tree came down on Steamboat Slough Road, blocking both lanes of traffic. The county road department was notified. 11:04 a.m. A caller said that a Grays River resident who was not dressed for the weather was walking down North Hull Creek Road with two canes. A neighbor got the individual home and deputies checked on the resident. Adult Protective Services was contacted. 11:26 a.m. An abandoned, burned out vehicle was found on the east side of the county. 3:13 p.m. Multiple domestic abuse incidents were reported at a Puget Island home. 3:18 p.m. A power outage was reported at a dike pump station. The PUD was notified. 3:50 p.m. A caller reported two abandoned vehicles in Cathlamet. 4:49 p.m. Calls came in about water across several roadways in Wahkiakum County including Eden Valley Road, Risk Road, Elochoman Valley Road, SR 4 in the Skamokawa area, and Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. A caller said there were rocks in the eastbound lane of SR 4 on Abe Creek Hill. 7:06 p.m. A caller reported a small slide near Stella. 8:19 p.m. A woman was heard calling for help on South Welcome Slough Road. Someone in a trailer was being threatened.
November 12 — 12:34 a.m. A caller reported that someone pulled up to his Puget Island residence with the vehicle lights turned off. The subject came to the door and the caller asked him to leave. He left again without turning the vehicle lights on. 1:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on Abe Creek Hill who was complaining of chest pain. 5:36 a.m. A caller reported that there was a lot of water on Elochoman Valley Road. The county road department was notified. 5:55 a.m. A caller reported a mud slide and car accident on SR 4 just west of Mill Creek Road. 7:43 a.m. A caller reported that there was water on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 10:10 a.m. Rocks were found in the eastbound lane of SR 4 on Abe Creek Hill. 2:55 p.m. A tree was blocking Messinger Hill Drive. The county road department was notified.
November 13 — 12:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who had fallen. 12:31 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported hearing shots fired. 12:43 p.m. A caller reported that a disabled and occupied vehicle was sitting along SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. 1:04 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was blocking his driveway in Cathlamet. 1:45 p.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Rosedale address. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and the alarm was canceled. 2:23 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle had been parked in front of his Puget Island home for the last 20 minutes. The caller called back to say that the vehicle had left six minutes later. 4:12 p.m. A caller was concerned about an individual who had gone hunting in Deep River. The individual returned home at 4:38 p.m. 5:24 p.m. A caller reported that an abandoned boat was in the river and headed towards Cathlamet. The U.S. Coast Guard was aware of the situation. 9:59 p.m. A caller reported that a chain link fence had fallen and was in a Rosedale roadway. The landlord was notified, and the caller was asking for cones so that no one would get a flat tire. 10:36 p.m. Dispatch received a 911 call, but someone hung up. Dispatch called the number and a man answered. He said he didn’t call 911 and hung up again.
November 14 — 2:48 a.m. A caller reported that there were boulders in the westbound lane of SR 4 on Abe Creek Hill. 6:45 a.m. Trees were down and blocking both lanes of Miller Point Road. The county road department responded. 9:36 a.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet home. 12:28 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who suffered a back injury in a fall. 5:16 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 5:35 p.m. A Puget Island resident asked for assistance after hearing odd sounds from an electrical outlet. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. It was determined that there was no emergency.