Sheriff's Report, September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 29 — 9:06 a.m. A caller reported a black steer on East Birnie Slough Road. A possible owner was contacted. 9:07 a.m. A caller reported that a child had been sexually assaulted. 9:54 a.m. A credit card was found along Greenwood Road. 12:42 p.m. A caller reported that a cow was struggling in a ditch on Cross Dike Road. 1:04 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported that two kayaks had been stolen from his property. The two kayaks had been secured to a post with cable, which had been cut. 2:58 p.m. A search warrant was served at a property on Risk Road. State patrol and a Cowlitz agency assisted. 3:32 p.m. A bicyclist was bitten by a dog on Ostervold Road. He said he had been chased by that dog and another dog on two other occasions. The owner of the dog was given a verbal warning.
August 30 — 6:05 a.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle heading west on SR 4 from Cowlitz County. State patrol was notified. 12:34 p.m. An Adult Protective Services referral was made for someone in an Elochoman Valley home. 12:53 p.m. A civil standby was requested for someone involved in a civil dispute at a Rosburg home. 1:44 p.m. A caller reported an ongoing civil dispute involving property lines near the town docks. 2:01 p.m. A caller reported that two dogs had escaped from a property on SR 4 just west of Cathlamet. He called back at 4:21 p.m. to say they had returned. 2:39 p.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded to a home east of Cathlamet to aid an individual who was hanging from a cliff with a rope around him. They were able to get him to stable ground where he was evaluated by medical personnel. He refused transport to the hospital. 2:47 p.m. A caller reported a fire along SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 3:47 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was unconscious and in a vehicle. The individual had vomited while in the car. 4:54 p.m. An Adult Protective Services referral was made for an individual in Cathlamet. 9:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had injured her arms and face in a fall. 10:04 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that a neighbor believed she had seen someone break into his shop. A phone app showed that one of his vehicles had been broken into, but he looked at the truck and found no evidence. He said he would review camera footage the next day.
August 31 — 9:02 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 9:13 a.m. A caller said he had video of a fire at the brewery. 10:10 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 10:20 a.m. A Cathlamet resident said he lost his wallet in his back yard the day before. 12:36 p.m. A Deep River resident said he was going to ask the owners of boats moored to his dock for the last year to leave. He said he would call back if there were any problems. 5:38 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosburg resident. He was okay. 8:17 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen.
September 1 — 12:23 a.m. A smoke alarm was activated at a vacant Cathlamet address. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and were able to gain access. There was no fire or smoke. 6:53 a.m. A skiff floated away from a Puget Island dock. The owner asked to be called if the boat was found. 11:16 a.m. A counterfeit $100 bill was used at the grocery store in Cathlamet. 4:20 p.m. A boater reported that his boat was dead and anchored at Ohrberg Beach. At 4:21 p.m., he was able to start the boat. He was asked to call again when he reached the marina. 6:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet child who sustained a large bump to her head in a fall. 11:22 p.m. A caller reported hearing six shots fired in the Bradley Trails area. He hadn’t seen any vehicles go in or out. At 11:25 p.m., he reported hearing three more shots.
September 2 — 9:01 a.m. A caller reported that a child in Cathlamet had been exposed to methamphetamine. 9:56 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was dehydrated and sick and said he hadn’t eaten in weeks. 10:36 a.m. A caller reported that three cows were loose in the Grays River area. 3:01 p.m. A caller reported that a water truck was leaking water and causing a mess of mud on Morgan Drive while using a hydrant to fill the tank. A deputy responded and the driver of the truck was warned of a possible infraction if the roadway was obstructed by debris. 5:06 p.m. An East Valley resident said he had learned that a neighbor’s cows were in his pasture while he was out of town, including an aggressive bull that was preventing his family from being on the property. 6:20 p.m. A caller reported hearing loud explosions in the Elochoman Valley. 8:08 p.m. A large tree branch had fallen and was blocking East Little Island Road. It was too large to move, so the county road department was contacted. It was removed at 9:19 p.m.
September 3 — 12:48 a.m. A parent brought a juvenile to the sheriff’s department, citing ongoing problems at home. A deputy spoke with the youth and suggested she speak with the school counselor. Another deputy spoke with the parent. Because no criminal activity was reported, no further police action was taken. 8:27 a.m. A Puget Island resident found an emu in her yard. A local resident agreed to foster the bird until the owner was located. 9 a.m. A caller reported a loose cow on Cross Dike Road. A responsible party was contacted. 9:52 a.m. A caller said his boat was taking on water at the marina and that he needed a tow to the boat launch. 10:47 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a woman was screaming at her and her kids. 11:36 a.m. A caller reported that a water truck from a nearby construction site was blocking Morgan and Greenwood roads. The caller said that her husband waited 10 minutes before it moved. She was concerned that the truck might slow responders if there was an emergency. 4:02 p.m. A power outage was reported at an east county home. 5:47 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4 near Nassa Point. A deputy spoke with the driver, who said he was tired. 9:27 p.m. A caller reported really loud music at the brewery.
September 4 — 9:20 a.m. A caller reported that three cows were loose on SR 4 in the Grays River area. Dispatch attempted to contact possible owners. A deputy and state patrol responded. 11:48 a.m. A caller reported a disabled vehicle on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 5:59 p.m. A deputy responded to a Rosedale address after dispatch reported an open line on a 911 call. There were no issues. 8:03 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The driver had high blood sugar. 9:44 p.m. A male subject with a head lamp was chased off an Elochoman Valley resident’s property by a neighbor.