Sheriff's Report, March 10, 2022


March 10, 2022

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

February 27 — 2:40 p.m. There was a disturbance at a Glen Gate home about a dog that had allegedly been stolen. 4:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 6:05 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who was breathing but not responsive.

February 28 — 5:32 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was experiencing pain caused by kidney stones. 7:34 a.m. A Puget Island resident said that money had been stolen from a bank account and a credit card had been used fraudulently. 8:42 a.m. High water was reported on several roads in the county, including the east end of Covered Bridge Road, the west end of Loop Road, North and South Satterlund Roads, West Valley Road, Rosburg Hall Road, and Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. 10:45 a.m. A Puget Island resident received a threatening email. 2:57 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident after his vehicles were seen at his home but he was not answering the door or the phone. 2:59 p.m. A caller said she had received a text from her daughter saying she wanted her boyfriend removed from her apartment. 3:11 p.m. A person was found deceased during a welfare check at an Elochoman Valley home. 9:36 p.m. A slide was reported on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. It was cleared at 10:46 p.m.

March 1 — 9:09 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was down on SR 4 near County Line Park. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified. 11:57 a.m. A deputy was requested when a passenger refused to wear a mask on a bus and refused to get off of the bus.

March 2 — 7:11 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious person in a pickup on a Skamokawa road. 10:59 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been parked in front of a fire hydrant on Main Street in Cathlamet for over an hour. 11:03 a.m. A caller reported that a woman in the Elochoman Valley area with dementia had gotten into a car and driven away. It turned out she had gone to visit a friend.

March 3 — 2:10 p.m. The owner of a property in Skamokawa who lives out of state reported that someone was using his dock. He had learned that the new owner of the neighboring property had thought the dock belonged to them and had given the person permission to stay. He wanted someone to notify the boat owner that he needed to move. 3:20 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident after several weeks of mail built up in their mailbox. A deputy responded and the coroner was called. The next of kin were notified. 3:54 p.m. A caller complained about vehicles blocking lanes of travel near a house at the bottom of Beaver Creek Road. The caller also said that the residents had muddied the road, making it difficult to see the lanes.

March 4 — 9:13 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported an unknown dog on his property. 9:24 a.m. A beacon was activated and then shut off at 9:39 a.m. The activation was believed to be accidental. 11:46 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet address. 12:22 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that there was brown water coming out of the faucet. A representative from the town said that they had been working on fire hydrants and that may have caused the problem. 1:05 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale home. 1:23 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a broken water line was causing their garden to flood. The town water department was notified. 2:24 p.m. A deputy said that there would be activity at the shooting range in Skamokawa. 3:02 p.m. A caller reported that a large tree on the north side of SR 4 about a mile west of County Line Park looked like it might fall. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified. 3:09 p.m. A caller said that a driver had struck a row of mailboxes in Rosedale and had left the scene. 4:19 p.m. A caller reported seeing a lot of smoke coming from a trailer park in the Rosedale area. A deputy responded and found an outdoor burn. 5:55 p.m. A parent requested assistance with a youth with behavioral issues. A deputy responded. 7:30 p.m. A caller reported that someone had struck a dog on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 8:04 p.m. A caller reported that he was on a date and the female subject had thrown a beer at him and was exhibiting erratic behavior. 10:43 p.m. A caller said he had almost struck a person walking across Elochoman Valley Road. He said the man was stumbling, possibly under the influence of something, and seemed unaware of vehicles on the roadway. A deputy responded and found the man down on the side of the road. He was breathing but unconscious. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. The deputy reported that the man had regained consciousness and was in the back of the patrol car, warming up. The man refused transport to the hospital.

March 5 — 8:10 a.m. A burglary alarm was activated at a Rosedale address. 1:33 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 2:02 p.m. A caller reported that someone had pulled into her driveway and then left. She didn’t know who it was and was concerned because of an existing restraining order. She called back at 2:08 p.m. to say she didn’t need deputies to respond. 2:58 p.m. A caller reported an unoccupied skiff floating near Coffee Pot Island. At 4 p.m., the caller said a friend went to look and it was just an old derelict boat. 4:34 p.m. A caller found a seriously injured eagle that appeared to have been shot at the refuge. The refuge office was notified.

March 6 — 9:47 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Valley Road resident who was having a seizure.


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