Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, May 19, 2022

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

May 8 — 9:34 p.m. A caller was on foot and lost in the vicinity of Brooks Slough and SR 4. She said she left a friend’s home and did not want to return. A deputy took her to a gas station.

May 9 — 5:54 a.m. A deputy, state patrol, the Cathlamet ambulance and the District 4 Fire Department responded when an abandoned vehicle was found west of County Line Park. The vehicle’s airbags were deployed and there was extensive damage to the passenger side. Infrared was requested as the responders searched for a possible victim. No one was found. 10:33 a.m. A caller asked to have a neighbor trespassed, asserting that when he left for work, the neighbor would visit and upset the property owner. The caller was advised that it was a civil matter. 4:53 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Glen Gate resident. A deputy spoke with a family member who said the individual was in the hospital. The concerned party was notified. 9:47 p.m. An alarm was activated at a property on North Welcome Slough Road. Deputies responded and found everything in order. 10:26 p.m. A Puget Island resident became concerned after hearing horses and peacocks making a lot of noise nearby. 10:50 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at an Elochoman Valley home; the caller said someone refused to leave.

May 10 — 5:47 a.m. A caller reported that the ferry was down. They did not know when it would return to service. 10:54 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch attempted to make contact multiple times. 11:31 a.m. A caller reported a possibly disabled vehicle partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The car appeared to have one occupant. 12:31 p.m. A caller said a four wheeler had struck his vehicle on SR 4 in the Grays River area. He said the driver of the four wheeler was not wearing a helmet and may have a head injury. A deputy, state patrol, the Grays River ambulance, and the Grays River Fire Department responded. 2:31 p.m. A Deep River resident said he was getting phone calls about being a publisher’s clearing house winner. He was given the number to the Federal Trade Commission. 3:23 p.m. A caller said that a CenturyLink pole and junction box had been cut down by someone working on a property on Broadway Street in Cathlamet, causing a nearby business to lose phone service. A deputy investigated and was told that the property owner had cut the pole down. Pictures were taken. 5:52 p.m. A deputy responded to a one vehicle accident on SR 4 near Mill Creek. No injuries were reported, but an individual was arrested after a field sobriety test was given. 6:31 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver on SR 4 near Nassa Point. A five year old child was believed to be in the car. A deputy contacted the caller and learned that the person was sober and at home. 6:55 p.m. An alarm was activated at an office on SR west of Cathlamet. 7:42 p.m. A caller reported an SUV in a ditch on SR 4 near Skamokawa. A deputy and state patrol responded but were unable to locate the vehicle. 8:40 p.m. A caller reported that someone was sleeping in a sleeping bag on the deck at the Skamokawa General Store. A deputy took the person to Walmart.

May 11 — 7:17 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had been in the day use parking lot at County Line Park since at least 5:30 a.m. A deputy responded and determined that the vehicle had not been reported as stolen. No law enforcement action was taken at that time. 9:24 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a person who had fallen and sustained possible hip and arm injuries at a Cathlamet address. 10:05 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident complaining of lower back pain. 10:52 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of chest and arm pain. 11:21 a.m. A caller reported that a driver was all over SR 4 in the Cathlamet area, crossing the center line multiple times. 2:06 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident with a dislocated knee. 4:21 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Rosedale residence after a medical pendant was activated. It turned out to be a false alarm. 9:11 p.m. A caller asked the sheriff’s department for extra patrols on a Puget Island road after a family member’s car and keys were stolen in Longview.

May 12 — 7:32 a.m. A deputy reported that he was in possession of vape pens containing marijuana products that had been confiscated from Wahkiakum High School students. 3:34 p.m. A suspicious circumstance was reported on SR 4 on the east side of KM. A deputy responded. No details were given. 4:01 p.m. A theft was reported at a Cathlamet business. 4:46 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a youth living in a Puget Island home. A deputy spoke to the person and the phone number of the concerned party was given to a guardian. 6:11 p.m. A caller reported two suspicious people in a vehicle on a Grays River Road. They said they had run out of gas. 10:17 p.m. A person staying in a tent at County Line Park became frightened when something hit the side of her tent and then started rummaging through her tote on the table.

May 13 — 9:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a customer visiting a Cathlamet bank. He was having an unknown issue, but had almost fallen. 10:14 a.m. A caller reported that animals were being neglected at a Puget Island address. 11:21 a.m. A caller reported a speeding westbound vehicle that was following cars at unsafe distances. 2:37 p.m. A caller reported a basketball sized boulder on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 3:02 p.m. A car key was found on the sidewalk on Main Street in Cathlamet. 3:07 p.m. An alarm was activated at an office on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. 3:39 p.m. A caller staying at a campsite in Rosburg reported a dog bite. 4:03 p.m. A caller said that an inebriated man was causing a disturbance at County Line Park. He was refusing to leave. A deputy took him home, and he kicked and urinated inside the patrol car. 8:04 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who had a seizure.


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