Sheriff's Report, December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
December 19 — 6:34 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who had internal bleeding. 4:42 p.m. A caller reported an ongoing issue with cows on East Valley Road. The caller said that she and another family member had hit cows with their vehicles multiple times. A deputy attempted to call the owner but there was no answer. 5:26 p.m. A caller reported that an altercation started in Cathlamet near the Puget Island bridge after a man pulled himself out of a moving vehicle. A second caller reported a fight between occupants of multiple vehicles. There appeared to be alcohol involved and the cars were in the middle of the road. 6:42 p.m. A Skamokawa youth reported that a parent was threatening to harm himself. The children went outside and a deputy and state patrol responded. The parent refused to speak to a mental health professional who was advising, but he was given a phone number to call if he changed his mind. According to the deputy who was able to calm the man down, he was highly intoxicated, but was not expressing any suicidal ideations and was not an immediate danger to himself or anyone else. 8:56 p.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch called back and learned that there had been an altercation at a Skamokawa restaurant, but everything was okay and people were heading home. A deputy and state patrol responded.
December 20 — 6:22 a.m. A caller reported that a car had gone into a ditch on SR 4 in the Grays River area. State patrol responded. 9:45 a.m. A caller reported that a rock slide was blocking one lane of Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. The county road department was notified. 12:54 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Grays River resident. 5:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person with an injured foot at an Elochoman Valley business. 7:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of back and abdominal pain and a swollen foot. 9:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance checked on an infant at a Puget Island home after she choked on her milk. The caller said the child was fine but wanted EMS to make sure she was okay. 9:41 p.m. A deputy euthanized a deer after it had been struck by a driver on Elochoman Valley Road.
December 21 — 12:29 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River home to aid a resident who had fallen. The resident was now in a chair but complaining of shaky legs and a family member was having back spasms after helping her up. 9:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a diabetic issue. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 11:31 a.m. A caller said he was being harassed by someone and asked to speak to a deputy. 2:34 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a deer that had been euthanized by a deputy the night before was still in the ditch in front of his home. The county road department was notified. 3:30 p.m. Someone from a business in Cathlamet reported that a Christmas tree had been stolen from a parking lot. A deputy spoke with the individual who had taken the tree. They said they had misunderstood and wanted to pay for the tree. The tree was returned to the store and no further action was taken. 7:01 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing resident on Greenwood Road.
December 22 — 3:19 p.m. A caller reported an erratic westbound driver on SR just west of County Line Park. 4:22 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a person at a Cathlamet address. A deputy spoke with the individual and determined that she was okay. 5:46 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident complaining of abdominal pain. 6:28 p.m. A deputy was requested after an individual got locked out of his vehicle. 9:13 p.m. A caller who was waiting for the ferry in Oregon said there was a large piece of wood on the boat ramp. 10:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of back pain.
December 23 — 12:42 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who may have had a seizure. 2:15 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River residence after a medical pendant was activated. 4:17 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who was confused. 8:58 a.m. A deputy euthanized a deer that had been struck by a car on a Puget Island road. 10:55 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident. 2:06 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded after a Rosburg resident removed a catheter. 9 p.m. A caller reported that a man was down at a Rosedale address and the problem was unknown. The caller, who was intoxicated, said that the man was up and moving again. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The deputy said that the man passed out again at 9:13 p.m.
December 24 — 12:21 a.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Cathlamet apartment. 12:53 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who injured a shoulder in a fall. 1:02 p.m. A resident on East Valley Road reported that a neighbor’s dog was attacking her livestock. She said the owners were not at home and had let their dogs run loose. 1:08 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle in Grays River. 1:28 p.m. The Grays River Fire Department responded to a Rosburg home to assist an individual who had suffered a shoulder injury in a fall. 4:58 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island residence. A responsible party was trying to turn off the alarm but was having difficulty. Deputies responded to make sure everything was okay. 5:10 p.m. Deputies responded to an Elochoman Valley home to aid an individual who was having a mental health crisis. The mental health department was notified, and the individual was transported to St. John Hospital for involuntary treatment.
December 25 — 5:01 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a couple in Cathlamet. A deputy made contact. 2:17 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had gone into a ditch along Elochoman Valley Road. A friend was able to help pull the vehicle out of the ditch and a tow truck was canceled. 4:09 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident with a temperature and a bad cough. 5:27 p.m. A power outage was reported at multiple east county residences and at County Line Park. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the PUD responded. A tree was down and tangled in the power lines just west of County Line Park. Power was restored at 7:27 p.m. 5:34 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 in the Nassa Point area.
December 26 — 12:50 a.m. A driver went into a ditch along SR 4 on KM. There were no injuries reported. A tow truck was called. 5 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was blocking both lanes of a road in the Elochoman Valley area. The county road department was notified.