Sheriff's Report, September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
September 4 — 10:49 p.m. A caller reported that her ex-husband was parked in front of her residence in Cathlamet, violating a restraining order. No order could be found, but the subject acquiesced when a deputy asked him to leave.
September 5 — 3:54 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 6:59 a.m. A caller reported that two men in a black ford truck were seen prowling around a Rosedale property at 1:50 a.m. The caller’s roommate chased them off. The caller believed the two males were responsible for an earlier theft of gas and fishing poles. 10:46 a.m. A white pickup was seen speeding on West Deep River Road. 3:13 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 4:10 p.m. A panic alarm was activated at a Deep River home. Dispatch contacted the homeowner who said his wife may have accidentally hit the alarm. They were fine. The alarm company confirmed it was a false alarm. 6:54 p.m. A mental health wellness check was conducted at a Puget Island home after someone made suicidal comments and expressed no remorse for hurting someone. Deputies were requested. 9:39 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Elochoman Valley home to aid a woman who was intoxicated and unresponsive after falling out of a vehicle.
September 6 — 2:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 8:40 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the District 4 Fire Department aided an individual who may have suffered a seizure at a Rosedale home. 12:17 p.m. A caller reported that the ribcage of a large animal was in the middle of Beaver Creek Road. The caller was concerned that someone might hit it. 1:09 p.m. A wallet was found along SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. A deputy attempted to contact the owner. 2:07 p.m. A caller reported a large black cow near the edge of SR 4 in the Grays River area. 4:40 p.m. A caller reported that there were cows on SR 4 in the Rosburg area. Dispatch attempted to contact possible owners. 5:04 p.m. A burglar alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. It turned out to be a false alarm. 5:54 p.m. An alarm was activated at an Elochoman Valley address. 6:47 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who was complaining of pain in his abdomen. 6:54 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that an intoxicated neighbor threatened to remove her fence. A deputy spoke to the caller and determined it was a civil issue. The caller alleged that the neighbors had recklessly fired a shotgun in the direction of her residence in April or May. The deputy provided her with a written statement form and looked for evidence, but because of the delayed reporting could not find any. He spoke with the neighbors and offered safe gun handling instructions. They denied any wrongdoing.
September 7 — 8:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy aided an unconscious Elochoman Valley resident. 8:26 a.m. Three teens were seen stealing and sharing an alcoholic beverage after opening it and pouring it into a large water bottle as they walked around the store in Cathlamet. Video footage was available. 4:23 p.m. A driver illegally passed a school bus on East Valley Road while the stop sign paddle was extended. 5:26 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having a seizure. Life Flight was activated when the individual showed signs of a stroke. The District 4 Fire Department responded. 8:47 p.m. A caller reported an out of control juvenile at a Beaver Creek home. A representative from the mental health department and a deputy responded. 8:55 p.m. A caller was concerned about his wife who was walking to Longview. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the individual. 9:27 p.m. A caller reported that a person was sitting in a running vehicle in the middle of 3rd Street for the last 30 minutes. 11:10 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosedale address. It was a false alarm.
September 8 — 8:05 a.m. A caller said that a dog at a residence on SR 409 challenged her and her dog every time they walked past. 9:07 a.m. A caller reported that a woman was sleeping on the steps in front of the community center in Cathlamet. 10:25 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported hearing shots fired nearby. 11:57 a.m. A caller reported that someone in a Grays River home was making suicidal statements. She said he threatened to shoot himself but did not have access to weapons, and he was heard in the background saying he wasn’t going to kill himself, he only said it to upset the caller. 12:28 p.m. A toddler had not been seen for 10 minutes and was reported missing from a Grays River home. The child was found 19 minutes later. 8:36 p.m. Multiple rifle shots were heard on Puget Island. A deputy said he was in the area and heard nothing.
September 9 — 7:27 a.m. A caller reported that a cow was outside of a fence on Puget Island. A probable owner was contacted. 10:08 a.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 10:14 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked to speak to a deputy about some dogs that were barking constantly. 10:50 a.m. A suspicious man was seen hanging out in the back of a van in a school parking lot in Cathlamet. When he was approached by the caller, he got upset and claimed he wasn’t doing anything wrong, he was just headed to the beach. 4:23 p.m. An amber alert was issued for a Vancouver teen who was believed to be in the company of a 53 year old male. 4:54 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an unconscious Skamokawa resident. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 6:40 p.m. Smoke was seen in the area of the recent Cape Horn fire. A deputy responded and determined that the smoke was actually the current poor air quality. 8:07 p.m. Skamokawa emergency personnel responded when a caller reported a man down at Vista Park. 8:18 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that the neighbor’s dogs had been barking all night. 8:29 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual complaining of respiratory distress at Wahkiakum High School. 8:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an athlete with a sports injury at Wahkiakum High School. 9 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was traveling on Puget Island with reverse lights on, blinding traffic. 9:21 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the PUD responded when a transformer blew on West Birnie Slough Road. Power was restored at 10:58 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Multiple fire districts responded to two brush fires on West Birnie Slough Road. 10:37 p.m. An alarm was activated at a fuel pump on SR 4. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified and they turned the alarm off. A deputy responded and found a gate that was not locked, but everything else was secured. 11:28 p.m. A possible drunk driver was headed west on SR 4 from Skamokawa. A deputy responded and state patrol was notified.
September 10 — 10:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had fallen. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 4:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who fell on Main Street in Cathlamet. The person refused transport to the hospital. 4:14 p.m. A caller reported that hunters were speeding on Middle Valley Road. 4:18 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on a Rosedale property. 5:49 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded to a Puget Island home to aid an individual who was unresponsive. 6 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle with the hazard lights on was partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 a few miles west of County Line Park. 6:43 p.m. A caller reported two suspicious people outside the fire station on Elochoman Valley Road. A deputy spoke to the pair, who did not appear to be doing anything wrong, and verified that the fire station was secure. He also checked the nearby hatchery and did not find anything amiss. 9:10 p.m. A caller reported that his vehicle had been stolen in Pacific County and he believed it was at an East Valley property. He alleged that the people who had stolen the vehicle had put it in their name, but he had the original title. A deputy confirmed that the vehicle was now registered to people on East Valley Road and advised the caller to contact authorities in Pacific County, as that was where the theft had occurred.
September 11 — 12:16 a.m. A caller reported that neighbors on Puget Island had lit something that resulted in a loud explosion and smoke. He said that there were a lot of people outside. Two more callers made a similar report. 12:19 a.m. A caller said he stopped to check on people in a car along SR 4, and that a woman was having a seizure. State patrol tried to convince them to get aid, but they refused. 12:19 p.m. A Skamokawa resident thought he was being stalked by an ex-girlfriend. 1:36 p.m. A motion alarm was activated at an office west of Cathlamet. A deputy found the building secure. 1:51 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was seen on Steamboat Slough Road. A deputy spoke with the pair in the vehicle. They were waiting for AAA to come and get a vehicle that had been abandoned on the side of the road for a few days. 3:40 p.m. A caller said he heard a woman screaming for help near the museum in Cathlamet. 5:05 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Cathlamet resident to the hospital. He’d had surgery recently and was unable to urinate or have a bowel movement. 7:45 p.m. A water leak was reported at a meter in the Elochoman Valley. The Town of Cathlamet was notified.