Sheriff's Report, October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
October 3 — 12:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had injured a hip in a fall. 8:16 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a caller reported a brush fire on Irving Street in Cathlamet. The fire was extinguished by 8:38 a.m. 9:49 a.m. A caller reported that goats were loose on West Birnie Slough Road. 1:22 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident who was having respiratory issues. 4:34 p.m. Two stolen vehicles were found at an address on Beaver Creek Road. 6:29 p.m. A caller reported that a driver had struck a fence at a church in the Rosedale area. No injuries were reported but the vehicle was damaged. The caller said the driver left the scene. 10:14 p.m. A caller from a Rosedale business said he saw a vehicle involved in an October 1 robbery on video at 8 p.m.
October 4 — 7:53 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor came to her home, screaming and rude, and threatened to shoot her dogs. She admitted that her puppies had escaped from her property a few times in recent days. A deputy spoke to the neighbor who complained that the dogs were in his field and constantly barking. He was concerned that the dogs were going to cause problems with his livestock and pets and said he would shoot the dogs if they continued to cause problems. The deputy advised both parties. 8:17 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer along Elochoman Valley Road near the Health and Human Services offices. The matter was referred to public works. 12:57 p.m. A Puget Island resident witnessed a neighbor’s dog in her carport eating cat food from a bowl it had pulled off a high shelf. The dog then returned home. 2:33 p.m. An East Valley resident reported a missing dog. 2:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Skamokawa resident to the hospital. A deputy responded when someone reported that there had been an assault and the suspect was on scene. The deputy spoke with the subject, who appeared to have an altered sense of time. She said the doctor had punched her in the back during an exam. Two witnesses said the doctor had poked areas on her back to check for pain, and had not punched her. 5:56 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that someone was throwing beer bottles at his mailbox and that the post office would not deliver mail because of the broken bottles. 6:26 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 11:18 p.m. A caller reported that a suspicious man had flagged him down by County Line Park asking for a ride into town.
October 5 — 4:09 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of abdominal pain and swelling in her feet and lower legs. 4:26 a.m. A caller from a Cathlamet business reported a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. 6:39 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was blocking Eden Valley Road. 8:52 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a driver parked on Steamboat Slough Road. He was slumped over and not responding to the caller. 9:18 a.m. A caller was concerned that family members were taking advantage of a vulnerable adult. 9:43 a.m. Chainsaws were stolen from a Deep River residence. 10:21 a.m. A caller said someone was on the bridge at Risk Road and Elochoman Valley Road with a gillnet. He said his son saw a gillnet blocking a large portion of the river that morning. The caller thought the gillnet was being used to catch fish but hadn’t witnessed anything. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 11:52 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that his neighbor’s dogs were loose again and on a property east of his home. 12:34 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a woman pulled into her driveway and yelled at her about the condition of her dogs. She said she would like the woman trespassed. 1:03 p.m. An East Valley resident reported that the neighbor’s cattle were in her field. 1:12 p.m. A hunter said he could hear someone calling for hep. He relayed his coordinates and a deputy requested that Search and Rescue be on standby. WDFW responded. 2:16 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 9:06 p.m. A caller reported that a cow was in the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Alger Creek area.
October 6 — 9:33 a.m. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office called about a blue Dodge pickup in Cathlamet. He called back later to say his suspect was identified as a Longview resident and he would not need any further assistance. 3:32 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who had fallen. 5:35 p.m. A caller reported a panhandler on SR 4 in Skamokawa. A deputy found the man asking for beer at an intersection. The man said he was on an old Naval vessel anchored in the river and had arrived in Skamokawa via skiff. He said he was headed to the ocean. 5:36 p.m. A caller said he struck a deer on South Welcome Slough Road and needed to file an accident report. He said that no one was injured. 5:37 p.m. A deer was found alive after being struck on South Welcome Slough Road. 7:36 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported that three large raccoons had returned after killing some of her chickens the day before. She was given the number for WDFW. 7:53 p.m. The sexual assault of a child was reported. 9:26 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle lost a wheel on Main Street in Cathlamet. 9:57 p.m. A caller reported that cows were loose on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. The cows were returned to pasture by 10:12 p.m., but the fence was not repaired. 11 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident complaining of abdominal pain.
October 7 — 2:10 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle had struck two elk in the Alger Creek area. The vehicle was unoccupied. State patrol was notified. They said they already knew about it and had taken care of it. 9:04 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident complained that a neighbor’s dogs were barking all night long. He said the issue was ongoing since October 2021. 3:17 p.m. A caller reported that a dog had bitten someone in Rosedale. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 8:19 p.m. A caller reported a large fire on a hill west of Oneida Road in the Deep River area. Deputies, the Grays River Fire Department, and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. It turned out to be a small recreational fire. 8:38 p.m. A caller reported a violation of a restraining order. 8:49 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 about a mile west of County Line Park.
October 8 — 6:21 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious person, possibly armed, at a Rosedale business. 9:29 p.m. A caller reported a five to six foot fire with people standing around it at a Middle Valley address. Someone from the Skamokawa Fire Department drove by and determined that the fire was small and not a threat. 9:36 p.m. A caller said his neighbors informed him that trespassers had returned to his property after being kicked out.
October 9 — 4:10 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious person sitting in a car at a Cathlamet business. 9:03 a.m. A Rosedale business reported that they had video of a shopper damaging items and shoplifting. 1:50 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that his grandkids built a fort on the beach and later found a woman living in it. She had groceries, blankets, and other personal items. He said he found out who her family was and because he considered her dangerous, he told her she was not welcome. He was concerned about the wellbeing of his children. A deputy responded and gave the woman a warning for trespassing. 4:31 p.m. An east county resident reported a power outage. The PUD was notified and the power was restored at 5:38 p.m. 7:04 p.m. A caller reported that a driver had struck a deer on SR 4 west of Skamokawa. She said the car was damaged but the driver was okay. A deputy responded and a tow truck was called. 7:21 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 8:01 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound truck pulling a trailer did not have tail lights and was driving fast, then stepping on the brakes. The caller later reported that the driver turned onto Jacobson Road.