December 9, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
November 28 — 1:29 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island address, but was quickly canceled by the alarm company. 8:54 a.m. A caller reported that someone was squatting in the recycle bins located in the school parking lot. 11:11 a.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 1:31 p.m. A caller was concerned about a horse that appeared to be in distress at a property on East Valley Road. A deputy responded and was able to get the horse into standing position. He determined that there was insufficient evidence of neglect. 2:22 p.m. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle along Beaver Creek Road. A deputy responded. He told the caller that because it had been left on private property, the caller could have it towed if she wished. 2:30 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported hearing two gunshots. 5:03 p.m. A caller reported a possible transient at a church after finding items on the porch in Grays River. A deputy responded and spoke with the subject, who said he just planned to sleep there for the night in order to stay out of the rain, and would be moving on in the morning. 5:05 p.m. A deputy euthanized a deer that had been struck by a driver on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 7:59 p.m. A power outage was reported in the Elochoman Valley. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the PUD responded. The PUD was able to restore power by 8:30 p.m.
November 29 — 12:37 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious person driving around by the elementary school and bus garage in Cathlamet. 3:03 p.m. A deputy assisted someone who had gotten locked out of their vehicle on Puget Island.
November 30 — 12:17 p.m. A caller reported that another driver had backed into his vehicle in a parking lot in Cathlamet. A deputy responded and found no reportable damage. 2:16 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 3:11 p.m. A caller reported a deceased deer on the side of SR 4 in the Rosedale area. State patrol notified the Washington State Department of Transportation. 4:29 p.m. A caller complained that a neighbor on North Welcome Slough was burning straw and manure, and possibly some other illegal materials. Deputies responded. 5:19 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that she was being harassed by a former contractor after an altercation about construction materials that she said belonged to her. 5:38 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having a panic attack. 6:46 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident came home to find that someone had run over a fence post. The caller said there were several beer cans in a nearby ditch and that this was the third time that this had happened. 9:39 p.m. A caller reported that a car had been left along SR 4 on the east side of KM after a tire fell off. The owner would retrieve the vehicle the next day. 9:48 p.m. An individual was arrested in Cathlamet.
December 1 — 4:12 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported a trespasser after someone walked into their home. The person left after being confronted. The caller was advised to stay in the home, but went outside to look for the individual. A deputy responded and did not see the intruder or any evidence of one. He planned to continue to search the area by vehicle. 9:11 a.m. A caller reported that 10 chickens were loose in Cathlamet near the Pioneer Church. They were returned to their home. 12:16 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a youth after someone said that the mother would not let the child in the house. A deputy responded to the home, but no one responded, and a call was made to the mother. She was out of town, she said, and her child was out of state. The boy’s phone number was requested so the deputy could check on the his status. 3:59 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after a cat got trapped in a garage on someone else’s Puget Island property. She called back at 7:53 p.m. to say she had taken care of the matter. 4:50 p.m. A caller reported a blinking light floating down the Columbia River. The Coast Guard was advised and deputies responded. They discovered it was a light marking the end of a gillnet. 7:46 p.m. A caller reported that a man was trespassing, camping in front of a gate on KM. The caller said he asked the man to move but he would not. A deputy responded. 9:48 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet residence after a medical alarm was activated. The individual was not in need of assistance.
December 2 — 3:14 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual in the Elochoman Valley who was complaining of hypothermia. The individual had been walking to a friend’s home. 7:39 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked near a Puget Island park. A deputy responded and determined that the vehicle had been abandoned. 9:06 a.m. A caller said he was harassed by a neighbor when he visited a sibling’s home in Cathlamet. 10:55 a.m. A deputy assisted an individual who had gotten locked out of a vehicle. 11:10 a.m. A caller reported a burglary at a home on Middle Valley Road. 2:10 p.m. A caller reported a theft that happened in April from an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy spoke with the caller and determined that it was a civil matter. 2:51 p.m. A caller reported an illegal puppy mill. 3:47 p.m. A caller said that juveniles were riding motorbikes and ATVs on East Valley Road without helmets. A deputy said he was in the area at that time and didn’t see anything. 4:15 p.m. A caller spoke to the sheriff’s office about a civil matter concerning custody of two children. She was advised of the legal process. 5:25 p.m. A caller complained about a driver that had tailgated her in the Deep River area. 9:26 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down on a Grays River road, blocking one lane. 10:05 p.m. A caller reported that an individual had left an Elochoman Valley home after threatening to harm himself.
December 3 — 1:39 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported a burglary and theft. He called back later to say he had found the items. 6:08 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. It turned out that the homeowner had pushed a wrong button. 10:24 p.m. A caller reported a strong smell of diesel fuel in the Cathlamet area. A deputy and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded but were unable to determine the source of the smell.
December 4 — 4:44 a.m. A caller said that there was a large party and loud music near the boat ramp at the marina.
December 5 — 9:56 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 12:33 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a young deer with a possible broken leg was in his yard. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 10:48 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a Puget Island home. A deputy responded.