Sheriff's Report, January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
January 9 — 3:21 p.m. A caller reported that someone in a small silver car heading east on West Birnie Slough had been shooting into the slough. 3:44 p.m. A caller reported a possible slide on Shannon road. The county road department was notified. 4:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had injured a shoulder in a fall.
January 10 — 7:19 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch tried to call back but only heard static on the line. It turned out to be an ongoing phone issue. 12:27 p.m. The District 4 Fire Department responded to an accident on SR 4 east of County Line Park to aid personnel from Cowlitz County. 1:03 p.m. A trespasser was reported on a property near Flandersville after a suspicious vehicle was seen. A deputy responded and was unable to locate the car. 4:10 p.m. A caller said she hit a dog on Mill Road. The owner had been notified. 4:33 p.m. A Rosburg resident said she could hear someone screaming. 4:42 p.m. A caller reported that someone was driving a vehicle with switched plates. 4:50 p.m. An individual needed extraction after a rollover accident on SR 4 just west of County Line Park. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, state patrol, and the District 4 Fire Department responded. The vehicle was stabilized, the roof was removed, and the individual was extracted and transported to the hospital.
January 11 — 10:36 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a stray dog had been running around the North Welcome Slough Road area. 10:58 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Beaver Creek resident who was weak and having leg and abdominal pain. 3:50 p.m. A caller said that people were shooting from an Elochoman Valley road onto their property. A deputy spoke with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and it was determined that the only violation may be that someone was hunting geese on a non-goose day. The deputy spoke with the subject who said he had been using a shotgun to hunt nutria and had left the scene to avoid a confrontation with the landowner. He said he had been standing on public property shooting into Nelson Creek. The deputy intended to follow up the following day to collect statements and search for wounded or dead geese. 4:06 p.m. A caller reported that an individual in Skamokawa was in crisis and that she was going to transport him to the hospital. 10:38 p.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle parked on the side of SR 4 in the Grays River area. A tow truck was en route.
January 12 — 12:40 a.m. The westbound lane of SR 4 was blocked by landslides in two locations about a mile apart in the Deep River area. A deputy, the Grays River Fire Department, state patrol and the Washington State Department of Transportation responded. An issue with a power pole was reported and the PUD responded. High water closed portions of Loop Road, Barr Road, covered Bridge Road, and West Valley Road. 1:27 a.m. Power outages were reported on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. The Grays River Fire Department and the PUD responded. 2:41 a.m. A caller reported a mudslide blocking both lanes of Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. There were two other spots on the road with high water, but were still reported to be passable. The county road department was notified. The PUD responded and reported that there was a huge mudslide at milepost 8, and that 10 feet of dirt and trees had come off the hillside. 3:11 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a man who had to evacuate a residence on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. He had two dogs and had left the home in his socks, a t-shirt, and jeans. His cell battery was at 50 percent. A deputy and the Grays River Fire Department responded and he was taken to the Naselle Youth Camp. 5:19 a.m. A caller reported that SR 4 was completely blocked by a landslide in the Deep River area, and that a power pole was involved. A deputy, state patrol, the Grays River Fire Department, the Skamokawa Fire Department, the Grays River ambulance, WSDOT and the PUD responded. 5:25 a.m. Power outages were reported at multiple homes in the Deep River area. Power was restored around 4 p.m. 5:42 a.m. A deputy and the Grays River Fire Department responded when a log truck had an accident at the site of one of the mudslides on SR 4 in the Deep River area. There were no injuries reported. 6:14 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to an accident on SR 4 in the Deep River area. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 7:59 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 8:08 a.m. A deputy responded to a Cathlamet address after an alarm was activated. 8:55 a.m. A caller reported high water on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. 11:56 a.m. A Cathlamet resident said she was being harassed by a landlord. A deputy advised her to get a no contact order. 11:57 a.m. A caller said she had been assaulted by an unknown woman at a Republican meeting that she had attended the night before in Skamokawa. 12 p.m. A caller reported that trash had been dumped on Nelson Creek Road. There was no identifying information found.
January 13 — 12:30 p.m. There was a report of a father assaulting his daughter at a Cathlamet address. A deputy responded. 3:49 p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a deputy was requested for a welfare check at a Rosedale home. 5:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having a diabetic emergency. 6:10 p.m. A caller reported that his vehicle had been struck while parked on Columbia Street, and the person involved had remained on scene. A deputy responded.
January 14 — 9:39 a.m. An east county resident complained about a couple dogs he believed were dangerous. A deputy spoke with the owner about the nuisance dog ordinance and advised him that it would be in his best interest to keep the dogs on his property. 2:36 p.m. A caller reported that he had been charged to view a property online while looking for a place to rent. He said he had spoken to the owners and they had told him that they had not listed their property for rent on the website he had used. 5:39 p.m. A caller reported that someone at a Skamokawa home was possibly suicidal. The mental health department was notified and someone was on the way to the home to pick up four children staying there. 7:30 p.m. A man was seen walking west on SR 4 near County Line Park carrying a chainsaw. 7:36 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who may have broken a hip in a fall. 9:24 p.m. A caller reported that a man who appeared to be intoxicated had come into the Cathlamet Market and walked around without buying anything before exiting the store. The caller was concerned that the man had been casing the establishment. He said the vehicle the man had arrived in was still outside the store doors.
January 15 — 12:20 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after a horse got stuck in a creek on a property on East Valley Road. A deputy told the caller that they did not have the resources to assist, but suggested contacting neighbors with tractors. 7 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had injured a leg in a fall. 8:59 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Alger Creek resident who was having abdominal pain. 1:45 p.m. A caller reported that several vehicles parked on the shoulder of Foster Road were over the white line, partially blocking the lane. 4:50 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 6:37 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual who had fallen and hit his head in a parking lot. Deputies responded to the individual’s home and determined that he was okay. 8:51 p.m. An east county resident reported that two men had knocked on her door and were still on the property, taking gas cans, when her husband came home. He reported seeing three men. Deputies responded and an individual was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license and trespassing. 10:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had a nose bleed that would not stop.
January 16 — 1:18 a.m. A caller reported an erratic driver moving at a slow rate on SR 4 near Nassa Point. A deputy patrolled the area but was unable to locate the vehicle. 12:29 p.m. A caller said that someone had run into his camper on West Valley Road. There were no injuries reported.