Sheriff's Report, March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
March 13 — 7:26 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a dispute over a property line. 9:58 p.m. A power outage was reported at a Rosedale home. The PUD was notified. 11:18 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had lost consciousness. 11:42 p.m. Dispatch received a call from a child who said he lived in the woods in Washington. He mentioned that a person hurts him. Dispatch asked the boy if he had an emergency, and the boy changed the subject. When dispatch asked why he called, he said it was to ask questions, and then hung up. Following the phone’s coordinates, a deputy responded to an east county home, but there was no one at the residence that fit the description. A neighbor said his children were not verbal yet. 11:45 p.m. A caller reported that people had been yelling and partying at a Puget Island address for the last half hour. A deputy responded to the area and did not hear anything. 11:49 p.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded to a Puget Island home to aid an individual who had passed out.
March 14 — 3:39 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who may have had a stroke. 8:20 a.m. A caller reported that a truck had gone through a barricade on Beaver Creek Road where the road had washed out. 8:51 a.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded when a resident on East Birnie Slough Road reported a chimney fire. No visible flames were seen. 10:57 a.m. A Rosedale resident said that he had asked a person to leave his home and she refused. He said she was high. Two deputies responded. The individual was removed from the home and trespassed. 11:12 a.m. A caller reported that five cows were loose along SR 4 on the east side of KM. A possible owner was notified. 3:08 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a man who had a seizure at a Cathlamet address. 4:45 p.m. A caller reported a westbound driver speeding and passing unsafely on SR 4 near Risk Road.
March 15 — 8:23 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 11:40 a.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa aided an ailing individual in a Skamokawa home. 11:57 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with respiratory issues to the hospital. 1:12 p.m. A caller reported that a dog was running loose on a Puget Island road. 2:14 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that two vehicles had driven past her home and someone was taking pictures of her house. She said that someone had broken into her vehicle and stolen several items out of her glove box on a different day. 2:58 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having an allergic reaction. 4:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had suffered a shoulder injury in a fall.
March 16 — 9:41 a.m. An east county resident was suspicious after finding a motorcycle at the end of his driveway. No one was around. Deputies responded. The motorcycle was parked legally off the road and was not reported stolen. 2:55 p.m. A caller reported that someone was operating a heavy piece of construction equipment with a small child on board, with another child following, driving a tractor down a Puget Island road. 3:28 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after his vehicle battery died. 5:31 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having difficulty breathing. 6:59 p.m. A caller reported a herd of cows on East Valley Road. Dispatch left a message with a possible owner. 7:28 p.m. A westbound driver was having trouble staying between the center line and fog line on SR 4 near Nassa Point.
March 17 — 2:09 a.m. A caller reported two cows on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. A deputy responded and chased one of the cows down Ingalls Road. A possible owner was contacted. 4:57 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having difficulty breathing. 8:16 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious man taking pictures of kids on the softball fields at the high school. 8:48 a.m. A caller reported that there were cows loose on East Valley Road. A possible owner was contacted. 1:14 p.m. An East Valley resident said that an unwanted person was in her home. A deputy spoke with all parties involved and they were able to come up with a temporary solution. 1:16 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that CDs had been stolen in a vehicle prowl. 2:30 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department aided a Deep River resident who had a pressure wound. There was significant bleeding and his skin was turning black. 3:06 p.m. A caller reported possible squatters in a collapsed barn on East Valley Road. A deputy spoke to the people and learned they had permission from the owner to be there. 5:52 p.m. A Rosedale resident said her mother was trying to contact her despite having a no contact order against her. She said her mother was also trying to visit her home. She believed her mother was trying to get her to break the order.
March 18 — 6:52 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a suspicious man wandering the neighborhood. 9:44 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a “creepy guy” hanging around a Puget Island park and asking for work. 10:45 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported seeing someone walk towards their shop camera. He couldn’t see him now. 11:09 a.m. A couple deputies held target practice at the range in Skamokawa. 2:27 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a car had been stolen. It turned out that it had been impounded for an abandoned collision in another county. 5:31 p.m. The resident of a Cathlamet home reported that the previous owners had shut off the power. The PUD was notified. 9:32 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual who was believed to be staying in a boat at the marina. The information was forwarded to Pacific County after the caller said the person was working in the Oysterville area. 9:51 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire on Puget Island. A deputy and the Puget Island Fire Department responded.
March 19 — 9:36 a.m. A boathouse was seen floating down the Columbia River near Altoona. The Coast Guard and the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Department responded. 10:42 a.m. A caller reported that her mother continued to try and make contact with her despite a restraining order. 12:27 p.m. A Cathlamet resident asked dispatch to contact her caregiver after she got locked out of her home. 5:50 p.m. A caller reported that a woman living in her car in the Glen Gate area had been flipping people off. He didn’t want his grandkids to witness that kind of behavior. 6:56 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded after a caller reported hearing a man screaming at a West Valley Road address. 9:13 p.m. A caller reported that there were five or six cows on SR 4 near the eastern base of KM. 9:46 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor had removed a survey stake and replaced it with a cone. 10:54 p.m. A caller reported a fight at County Line Park. 11:54 p.m. A vehicle went into the slough on SR 409 near the ferry landing. The driver was uninjured and was calling a tow truck.
March 20 — 7:34 a.m. A Puget Island resident said that a neighbor dumped items on his property. He said there was an ongoing dispute over the property line. He called back later to say his neighbors were moving property stakes, had torn ribbons off property markers, and were pretending to be surveyors. A deputy spoke with both parties and advised them that it was a civil issue. One party said threats had been made. Both parties were told they could apply for a restraining order. 9:49 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. 9:49 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an east county resident complaining of back pain. 9:55 a.m. A caller reported six cows on SR 4 near the eastern base of KM. 10:17 a.m. An Alger Creek resident reported an attempted burglary of a nearby RV during the night. He fired a round into the ground and the people left. He notified the owners, who were out of town. 1:30 p.m. A caller asked for traffic control while he had his vehicle removed from a Puget Island ditch. 1:55 p.m. A dog was found on Elochoman Valley Road. 3:48 p.m. A caregiver lost a bag of medications. 5:18 p.m. A caller said she had video of someone dumping garbage on her front porch. 6:22 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a person who had been pacing back and forth in front of a Rosedale restaurant.