Sheriff's Report, June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
May 28 — 7:16 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. When dispatch called back, a man said he was a trained doctor. He was unwilling to answer all of dispatch’s questions and hung up again. A deputy responded to the Deep River home at 8:37 a.m. and found no reasons for concern. 1:30 p.m. A caller witnessed a suspicious male entering boat houses along Welcome Slough. He said the individual left one property after someone yelled at him and went into another boathouse. A deputy responded and spoke with the caller. He said the individual was related to a neighbor and didn’t realize he was on private property. The deputy was unable to locate the person. 2:28 p.m. A caller witnessed a person trying to gain entrance to a Cathlamet apartment through a window. They stopped after they were approached by a neighbor, but remained outside. 5:07 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that an acquaintance had some of his possessions.
May 29 — 8:15 a.m. A caller reported that a driver on Puget Island had a fuel leak. 1:14 p.m. A caller reported that someone at a Cathlamet apartment was causing a disturbance. He was screaming and banging on walls. Deputies responded and the mental health department was contacted. 2:35 p.m. A caller said a cat had been stuck in a Deep River tree for five days. The Grays River Fire Department responded. 4:27 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a power outage. The PUD responded and restored power. 6:30 p.m. A Cathlamet homeowner said that guests were refusing to leave and threatening to sell his belongings while he was out of town.
May 30 — 4:21 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had a history of heart problems and was experiencing a tingling sensation and numbness. 11:51 a.m. A caller said he had seen two people at the marina that looked like the pair pictured on a poster warning about catalytic converter thefts. 12:20 p.m. A Rosedale resident complained about a nearby dog that had been barking non stop for hours. A deputy spoke with several people and the dog was picked up by a responsible party. 6:29 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on Puget Island. A deputy responded and a person was arrested. 6:46 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. He was told that there might be a delay because of a high volume of calls. He said he would walk home and asked if a deputy would contact him when one was available to help. 7:11 p.m. An individual may have suffered a broken leg after being struck by a car along SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The driver left the scene but was known. A deputy, state patrol and Skamokawa emergency personnel responded. The person refused transport to the hospital. 10:30 p.m. A caller reported a driver who was honking his horn and making a lot of noise on a Cathlamet road. The caller said he had driven off after being confronted, and that it had happened before. 11:24 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business. 11:32 p.m. An alarm was activated at a business just west of Cathlamet. The owner canceled the alarm but asked deputy to check it out. A deputy responded and found everything secure.
May 31 — 8:59 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient who may have had a heart attack to the hospital. 9:15 a.m. A Deep River resident reported a suspicious person hanging around his driveway. A deputy responded and spoke with the individual. He was on a walk. 9:59 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 11:15 a.m. An east county resident reported that a family member had run over her foot with a vehicle during a domestic disturbance. A deputy responded. 11:55 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having breathing problems. 4:10 p.m. A caller reported that two people in clown face and wearing wedding dresses were trying to get into some old buildings on North Welcome Slough Road. 8:23 p.m. A water leak was reported in the Elochoman. 8:24 p.m. A deputy assisted state patrol with a vehicle stop involving a drunk driver. 10:06 p.m. A caller reported seeing someone struggling in the Columbia River east of County Line Park. There were no signs of a vehicle or vessel nearby. State patrol and deputies responded. An agency in Cowlitz County reported that a deputy was at the park and could not find anyone in distress. All units stood down. The caller suggested it had been a spirit. 11:19 p.m. A neighbor asked for assistance when a distressed Cathlamet resident started screaming and throwing things.
June 1 — 9:36 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious person in the Deep River area. 9:46 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle parked in the road near the Oneida boat launch. 1:02 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having breathing problems. 1:49 p.m. The town asked for assistance in identifying an abandoned vehicle on River Street. 6:16 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a trespasser. 6:27 p.m. An alarm was activated at an Elochoman Valley address. A responsible party was contacted. 6:33 p.m. A caller said he could not get his motorcycle started and that it would be parked on Main Street in Cathlamet all night. Concerned it might get stolen, he asked for periodic patrols. 8:30 p.m. A warrant was served to a Cathlamet resident. 8:32 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading east on SR 4 near County Line Park. 9:04 p.m. A caller dialed 911 multiple times and made threats. Dispatch repeatedly attempted to make contact, but it was decided that the sheriff’s department would not respond because of the potential risk to officers and the caller.
June 2 — 8:55 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported the theft of several household items and tools. 11:41 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that she was being harassed by a neighbor. She was advised to apply for an anti-harassment order. 12:34 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that a neighbor had threatened her. Deputies responded. 2:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of shoulder pain. 4:29 p.m. A caller reported several pieces of wood in the middle of the westbound lane of SR 4 on KM. 6:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of side pain.
June 4 — 2:41 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Little Cape Horn home. The homeowner was contacted and a deputy patrolled the area. 6:58 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on a Deep River road. The caller said it spotlighted his home around 3:30 a.m. and had just driven by again. 10:55 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 1:42 p.m. A Skamokawa resident found a four month old calf that had been shot.
June 5 — 12:07 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked for assistance after getting locked out of his home. 2:11 a.m. A caller heard someone screaming for help in the downtown Cathlamet area. 4:28 a.m. A caller reported that a boulder was blocking the east bound lane of SR 4 near Flandersville. 8:08 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Little Cape Horn residence. A deputy responded and found everything secure. 12:29 p.m. A caller said that a vehicle passing him on the Puget Island bridge had knocked off his mirror. 1:58 p.m. A Puget Island resident said she was going to Portland and wanted to know if someone could go to her house and make sure her grass clippings were safe from fire. Someone from the Puget Island Fire Department responded.