Sheriff's Report, September 1, 2022


September 1, 2022

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

August 22 — 1:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to someone at County Line Park. 3:07 a.m. A caller reported a burglary in progress at a Puget Island address after seeing two people in the garage/shop. 11:27 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Skamokawa resident. A deputy responded and found no one at home. 11:41 a.m. A caller reported that two unknown boys approached the back entrance of a Grays River home. They ran away after her husband called for her. 3:42 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on East Valley Road. At 3:45 p.m., it was learned that the subject had made it home. 3:53 p.m. Two cars were involved in a head on collision on SR 4 in the Deep River area. One vehicle was in the ditch. Injuries were reported, but both parties were conscious and alert. A deputy, the Grays River ambulance, the Grays River Fire Department, aid from Naselle, and the Washington State Department of Transportation responded. 7:59 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a neighbor’s dog had gotten to his chickens a couple days earlier. He wanted to report the matter, but hoped to resolve the issue himself.

August 23 — 12:11 p.m. A caller reported ongoing fraudulent activity. 3:23 p.m. A caller reported that someone was racing a four wheeler from Jacobson Road to Columbia Street, and then into the new housing development at Glengate. 3:33 p.m. A caller reported that a family member was drinking and driving. 3:56 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and a deputy aided a Grays River resident who had fallen off a ladder. 4:22 p.m. A deputy followed a motorist who was said to be drinking and driving but found no probable cause to stop the vehicle. 5:56 p.m. A caller said he lost his wallet. 6:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a woman who had fallen and hit her head at the Elochoman Slough Marina.

August 24 — 5:55 a.m. Out of county law enforcement activity was reported at a Rosedale home. 7:17 a.m. A broken water pipe was reported at a Cathlamet address. 12:54 p.m. WSDOT notified the sheriff’s department that they were doing maintenance on SR 4 west of Nassa Point and traffic control was in place. 1:39 p.m. A Deep River resident reported a dispute with neighbors. 2:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an unconscious Rosedale resident. 5:58 p.m. A caller reported cows on SR 4 in Rosburg. State patrol responded but was unable to locate the cows. 8:08 p.m. Two young people were seen putting items in their shirts at a Rosedale business. They were trespassed from the property.

August 25 — 6:27 a.m. A caller reported that a deer was blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 on the west side of KM. The matter was referred to state patrol. 7:49 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that a raccoon was stuck in a fence and appeared to have a broken leg. 11:26 a.m. A suspicious person was seen at the elementary school in Cathlamet. 6:46 p.m. A caller said a motorhome was partially blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Little Cape Horn area. 10:23 p.m. A caller reported seeing a girl who was reported missing.

August 26 — 9:02 a.m. A caller reported that someone broke into an outbuilding at a Deep River church and stole fuel and snapped a PUD guy-wire. A deputy and the PUD responded. 11:18 a.m. The sheriff’s department was informed that an arson suspect from Columbia County had been seen in Cowlitz County and his direction of travel was unknown. At 12:53 p.m., the Longview Police Department made contact with the subject. 12:45 p.m. A caller reported that someone was trespassing on his property in Cathlamet and taking things without permission. The caller said he would contact an attorney. 1:08 p.m. The Grays River ambulance, the Naselle ambulance, and a deputy aided a Deep River resident who was moaning and incoherent. Lifeflight was requested. 2:33 p.m. A caller reported that a youth may have been sexually assaulted at a gathering where adults were serving alcohol to minors. 3:38 p.m. A caller reported that an ex-boyfriend had driven past her workplace and stared at her, violating a restraining order. An individual was taken into custody. 5:10 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported that her husband was beating her and had been drinking all day. She said it had happened before. Deputies and the Grays River ambulance responded. An individual was taken into custody. 6:32 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having heart problems.

August 27 — 8:33 a.m. A caller reported that cows were in the roadway on SR 4 near the eastern base of KM. He said he would set up a flare to alert drivers. Dispatch contacted the owner, who said he would check on the cattle. State patrol said they were unable to locate the cows. 2:19 p.m. A caller reported finding a severed cat tail and a dead cat at a feeding station on Puget Island. 3:46 p.m. A Deep River resident reported an attempted burglary earlier that morning. He said he confronted the subject. At 4:14 p.m., Pacific County authorities found the suspect’s vehicle in a ditch on SR 4. The vehicle was unoccupied and weapons and a diesel can were found. A tow was requested. 10:34 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported hearing loud explosions. A deputy responded with floodlights to the area, but nothing was heard since the call. 10:54 p.m. A caller reported that he had almost been struck by a truck that had crossed the center line while traveling on SR 4. 11:16 p.m. A caller reported a truck was all over the road, unable to maintain speed, and almost wrecked on SR 4 after the two occupants left a restaurant in Skamokawa. 11:18 p.m. The Longview Police Department requested contact regarding a juvenile who had been drugged and raped.

August 28 — 2:52 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. Someone from the Puget Island Fire Department responded and told everyone to stand down after speaking to the homeowner. 2:55 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that dogs at a nearby residence had been barking for hours. A deputy informed the owner that the dogs were disturbing the neighbors. 3:16 p.m. St. John Hospital called the sheriff’s department on behalf of a juvenile who had been given alcohol by an adult male and raped. 3:26 p.m. A caller reported an accident on SR 4 in Grays River. There appeared to be no injuries but the driver seemed to be intoxicated and was combative. A deputy and state patrol responded. The Grays River ambulance was called when the subject said he was having heart problems. 3:49 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on a family member who was supposed to be back from a trip. The caller hadn’t heard from her in six days. Dispatch tried to make contact, but a man answered the phone and hung up after dispatch identified himself. A deputy spoke to the woman’s neighbor, and she was able to contact the person. She said she was still on vacation. 5:11 p.m. Dispatch attempted to contact a Cathlamet resident multiple times after a 911 call was disconnected. The phone would pick up but no one spoke. 6:41 p.m. A caller said he scared two people off his property on Greenwood Road. One was on a motorcycle, the other was riding a four wheeler. The two, who were not wearing helmets and were possibly in their teens, headed down the hill to Forest Heights Road.


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