Sheriff's Report, December 23, 2021


December 23, 2021

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

December 12 — 1:21 p.m. A young deer was found on a Puget Island property. It appeared to have been killed and butchered. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 1:23 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was incoherent and may have had a stroke. LifeFlight was unable to launch because of the weather. 9:18 p.m. A caller reported that there was water over Risk Road and Nelson Creek Road.

December 13 — 9:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on Greenwood Road who had been drinking alcohol and was having respiratory issues.

December 14 — 12:02 p.m. A caller, concerned that a person in the Elochoman Valley area had been using drugs and was not himself, requested a welfare check. A deputy responded and reported that the individual did not appear to be under the influence of drugs. 2:40 p.m. A caller reported that someone was riding a dirt bike around Glengate without a helmet. A deputy responded and spoke to an individual who admitted he had been riding without a helmet. He said he wouldn’t do it again. 5:56 p.m. A caller said a woman in Cathlamet had been screaming at her daughter. She wanted the woman to leave her family alone. 6:40 p.m. A caller reported three suspicious men, including one man in a wheelchair, going door to door in Cathlamet. He later said they were Jehovah’s Witnesses. 8:22 p.m. A caller said she had lost her phone, and that the “Find My Phone” application said it was in the water. When she tried it again, the app said it was at Erickson Park. A deputy checked the restrooms, playground, and garbage cans but was unable to find the phone. At 8:55 p.m., the app said her phone was near the Cathlamet pool, and a little later it was near her home. She left her laptop at the sheriff’s office so they could continue to ping her phone, and she began searching every place she went to earlier that day. At 9:02, she found her phone at home. 9:34 p.m. A driver struck a deer on SR 4 near Main Street in Cathlamet. The driver reported damage to his vehicle but did not know if the deer was still alive or not. State patrol responded and cleared debris from the road. 10:21 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor was smoking marijuana, which was against apartment rules. Dispatch contacted the landlord.

December 15 — 9:54 a.m. A tree was down and blocking both lanes of West Birnie Slough Road. A motorist cleared the road. 1:11 p.m. A garbage truck broke down on SR 4 in the Deep River area. State patrol was notified. 3:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of abdominal and back pain. 4:07 p.m. A medical alarm was activated at a Cathlamet residence. 7:31 p.m. A Wahkiakum on the Move bus got stuck in the sand at the boat launch on Puget Island. 8:48 p.m. One of the grandstand doors at the high school in Cathlamet was found open. A deputy responded and secured the door. 10:31 p.m. A caller requested a vehicle unlock at a Rosedale business. A deputy responded.

December 16 — 3:32 p.m. Cows were loose on East Valley Road. 5:42 p.m. A cow was loose on East Birnie Slough Road. 6:03 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident. 6:26 p.m. A water outage was reported in the Rosedale area. 7:05 p.m. A caller reported a cow in the middle of East Birnie Slough Road. 10:20 p.m. A male student allegedly exposed his genitals to three female students on a school bus.

December 17 — 3:05 a.m. Black ice was reported on SR 4 on KM. 11:03 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a package had been stolen. 2:58 p.m. A caller reported that he had almost been struck by a speeding vehicle on North Welcome Slough while pulling out of his driveway. 4:23 p.m. A Skamokawa resident asked to have squatters removed from her property.

December 18 — 9:12 a.m. A medical alarm was activated at a Beaver Creek residence. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 9:54 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that someone had damaged his water meter. 10:18 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Deep River resident with a bowel obstruction. 2:44 p.m. A caller reported that a large tree was partially blocking a Grays River road. He said they were able to remove enough of the debris for one car to pass. The county road department was notified. 1:22 p.m. A Puget Island resident said his wife called, concerned about a strange man on their front porch. A deputy spoke with the caller, who added that two men were at the door, and were looking in windows, and knocking on doors. A neighbor called and told him someone was on her porch as well. Another individual said he gave two men a ride to a residence on SR 4. Their car had broken down and they had been looking for a ride home. 7:32 p.m. The Grays River ambulance provided a lift assist at a Grays River home. 9:50 p.m. An illegal fire was reported at a Puget Island address. 11:40 p.m. An individual was arrested following a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet home.


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