Sheriff's Report, September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
September 18 — 9:33 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle.
September 19 — 7:09 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a deceased deer in his yard with a hole in its neck. The caller believed it had been shot. A deputy responded. 7:28 a.m. A caller reported a large campfire along Bradley Trail, past the quad unloading ramp, and a man lying in front of a vehicle. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 10:23 a.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Child Protective Services about possible child abuse at a Skamokawa home. 10:41 a.m. A Grays River resident was frightened of her neighbor’s dogs and reported that they were loose and had visited her property earlier, barking at her. She said they had returned home but were not confined. She was afraid they would attack her cats. 11:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an east county resident who was exhibiting signs of confusion. 12:52 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing person at the Deep River boat ramp. The caller said they were on a boat. 2:23 p.m. Multiple alarms were activated at an Alger Creek residence. 3:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having a seizure. 4:16 p.m. An illegal burn was reported at a Puget Island address. The Cathlamet Fire Department and a deputy responded. 9:58 p.m. A caller reported hearing voices and banging at the construction site on Risk Road.
September 20 — 9:35 a.m. An abandoned truck was reported on Salmon Creek Road. Dispatch attempted to contact the registered owner. 3:53 p.m. A caller reported smoke on a grade in the Elochoman Valley. He said it was starting to dissipate. 5:51 p.m. An erratic westbound driver was reported on SR 4 near Nassa Point. 7:27 p.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa responded to a Skamokawa home to aid a youth who was choking on a hot dog. 8:20 p.m. A person visiting a friend in the Skamokawa area asked for assistance when she got lost. She was able to return to the home safely and find her friend waiting for her outside. 9:26 p.m. A Puget Island resident said she could hear a neighbor screaming. A deputy responded, but was unable to locate the source of the noise. Another neighbor said they hadn’t heard anything. 10:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with a dislocated hip.
September 21 — 7:49 a.m. A deputy helped the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group gain access to a Rosedale home when they were asked to retrieve a turtle and cat. 11:58 a.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Child Protective Services for possible child abuse in a Cathlamet home. 12:48 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that jewelry had been stolen. 2:12 p.m. Two trespassers were reported on property in Rosedale. 4:09 p.m. A caller said he had sold a car to someone in Cathlamet on August 30, and that the tow company was telling him he was responsible after the buyer wrecked the vehicle. 8:19 p.m. A caller reported that a woman was standing on top of an SUV at an Elochoman Valley address, screaming and hitting the vehicle with a brick. Two minutes later, she was yelling at the caller and throwing things at him. A deputy and state patrol responded.
September 22 — 11:42 a.m. A truck broke down on SR 4. It was not blocking traffic but the driver was calling a tow. 12:58 p.m. A caller reported a dead sheep in the ditch along Crossdike Road. The property owner said that she and her husband would take care of it. 3:01 p.m. A Grays River resident reported that four phones had been purchased fraudulently on his account. 5 p.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the Puget Island Fire Department responded when an intoxicated driver went into the ditch along SR 409. The individual refused transport to the hospital and a tow was called. 5:48 p.m. A person reported that an aggressive dog had frightened her. The owners were advised. 9:08 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having trouble breathing.
September 23 — 3:13 a.m. The District 4 Fire Department responded to a Rosedale home after someone suspected an attic fire, reporting that the ceiling felt really hot in one of the rooms. There was no smoke or flames visible. It was determined that there was no fire present. 7:29 p.m. An illegal burn was reported in Cathlamet. The Cathlamet Fire Department and a deputy responded. 7:45 p.m. A caller reported that a deer had been struck on South Welcome Slough Road and needed to be euthanized. 8:09 p.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa aided a Skamokawa resident who was in pain from a possible hip injury after a fall. 8:34 p.m. A caller reported a disturbance at a home on Morgan Drive. A woman was screaming and refusing to leave. 11:57 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on a Puget Island road. Deputies responded but were unable to locate the vehicle.
September 24 — 5 a.m. Items were reported stolen from the Wahkiakum County ferry. 11:50 a.m. A Puget island resident complained about his neighbor’s dogs, which started barking around 7:30 a.m., and continued to do so for several hours. He said they had been barking on and off daily since June. 11:53 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient who was dizzy, clammy, and had pain in his right arm to the hospital. 3:41 p.m. A caller reported that someone was burning brush during a burn ban at the intersection of SR 4 and Jacobson Road. The Cathlamet Fire Department and a deputy responded. 4:17 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was not feeling well. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 8:05 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading east on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 8:25 p.m. A caller said he had gotten lost near Bradley Trails. 9:18 p.m. A caller reported that a truck and trailer had broken down on SR 4 near the eastern base of KM. 9:40 p.m. A caller found a stroller, a child’s rubber boots, and a diaper full of cigarettes on the beach at Vista Park.
September 25 — 6:09 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch tried to call back several times, but there was no answer. 9:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having trouble breathing. 12:51 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs had been barking all day. A deputy contacted the person making the complaint and could hear the dogs barking in the background. The caller did not want officers to respond, he only wanted the complaint logged. 4:09 p.m. An illegal burn was reported on South Welcome Slough. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and found the land owner attempting to put out a small grass fire. The fire was reported out at 4:32 p.m. 4:55 p.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa aided a Middle Valley resident who was complaining of chest pain. 8:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was semi-conscious and having difficulty breathing.