The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, March 31, 2022


March 31, 2022

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

March 20 — 8:29 p.m. A driver struck a deer on a Puget Island road and asked deputies to be on the lookout for the animal, which had disappeared but was likely injured. 10:54 p.m. A caller reported that someone had shown up at her home, possibly compromising her, as she was subject to a restraining order. Deputies responded and spoke to both parties. A deputy took possession of a marijuana plant that was in plain view at a nearby residence.

March 21 — 9:36 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having a problem with his blood pressure. 10:38 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with a bloody eye. 12:18 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that her dog was acting strangely, and so was her neighbor. She was concerned about her safety. A deputy responded. 2:26 p.m. A license plate was found in a ditch along SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 6:21 p.m. A caller reported that a woman who had been causing trouble in a Cathlamet neighborhood was high on drugs. Deputies responded and the person was arrested. 6:52 p.m. A pedestrian said he had almost been struck by a vehicle while walking on East Birnie Slough Road. 8:33 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of severe back and nerve pain. 9:35 p.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa aided a Skamokawa resident with swollen testicles. 9:58 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a resident on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. A deputy called the residence and spoke with the person, who said he was okay.

March 22 — 8:51 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a note had been left in his grass with spray paint. A deputy responded and learned that “No mans land,” had been spray painted near the property line in an ongoing dispute over the property line. 11:53 a.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 7:20 p.m. A caller reported that someone was riding a dirt bike at excessive speeds up and down North and South Welcome Slough Roads. 8:21 p.m. A caller reported hearing people yelling in a motorhome on North Welcome Slough Road. A deputy responded. The subject was drunk, but there was no crime committed. No law enforcement action was taken. 9:23 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked for assistance. She had asked a former boyfriend to leave the property, but he was still there. 11:40 p.m. The daughter of an Elochoman Valley resident said that her mother’s ex-boyfriend was yelling slurs at her and that her mother was afraid to come to the house. A deputy met with the caller and advised her to get a restraining order.

March 23 — 11:34 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Deep River resident who had a history of heart problems, and had not shown up for work. A deputy responded. No one answered the door, and there did not appear to be anyone home. 12:35 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported seeing the driver of a black Jeep Cherokee pull into a neighbor’s driveway and steal a windshield wiper from his vehicle. The property owner was notified. 3:23 p.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. When dispatch called back, a male answered the phone, and hung up again when he was told someone dialed 911 from that number. A deputy responded to a Rosedale home. 3:52 p.m. A caller reported a cow on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. A possible owner was notified. 4:39 p.m. A caller said that as he was leaving the county shop, a person pulled up and walked into the county shop area. When he returned the individual got back into his vehicle and left. 10:20 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an inebriated Rosburg resident who had fallen and hit his head. 11:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident.

March 24 — 7:32 a.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded when an alarm was activated at a Puget Island address. The alarm company canceled the alarm. 1:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident with swollen testicles and abdominal pain. 3:41 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that someone was trespassing. 4:33 p.m. A Grays River resident reported that someone had stolen fuel out of their van during the night. 6:48 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported more harassment from neighbors during an ongoing civil dispute about a property line. They were sitting in their yard, throwing things into his yard, giving him the middle finger, yelling profanities, and recording him on their phones as he mowed his lawn. He said he intended to build a fence and was interested in a court order.

March 25 — 8:37 a.m. A Puget Island resident said his neighbor threw a rock into his yard. 3:08 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who may have had a stroke. 3:59 p.m. A bus driver reported hearing what sounded like a kid yelling near or under a bridge on Middle Valley Road. He was concerned that someone needed help, but was unable to back up to find out what was happening. Deputies responded but were unable to locate anyone. 4:18 pm. A Risk Road resident said that someone had dumped a couch and love seat on the side of the road in front of their home. The county road department was notified. 8:12 p.m. A caller reported that her partner, who had a rifle, had threatened to harm her and himself during a domestic disturbance. He had left the premises. Deputies responded. 8:36 p.m. A caller informed the sheriff’s department that he was hunting coyote on Puget Island. 9:05 p.m. A driver asked for assistance after running out of gas on SR 4.

March 26 — 1:08 a.m. Deputies were asked to make contact with a Wahkiakum resident who was the registered owner of a vehicle that was parked in front of a house in Longview with the engine running. 7:23 a.m. A caller said search and rescue training was taking place at Hornstra Beach. 3:09 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that a neighbor’s garbage was in his yard and had blown all over the neighborhood. 3:51 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle had cut her off while she was driving on a Deep River road. 4:12 p.m. A caller reported that a truck and boat trailer were parked across three parking spaces, including a handicapped space on a Cathlamet street. 4:15 p.m. A caller asked if anything could be done about all the garbage on the side of Risk Road. 7:43 p.m. A Rosburg resident said a vehicle had run out of gas the day before and was blocking his driveway. 11:23 p.m. A caller reported seeing a bright orb of light across the river, moving around.

March 27 — 5:31 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported hearing shots fired for the last 20 minutes. 7:56 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked nearby.


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