Sheriff's Report, October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
October 9 — 10:14 p.m. A driver was taken into custody following a vehicle stop.
October 10 — 1:45 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported hearing an unknown alarm nearby. A deputy responded and discovered it was a sewer alarm. The homeowner was contacted. 9:04 a.m. A caller reported that a Dodge pickup left tire marks on a Puget Island road after a bonfire party. 9:52 a.m. A caller reported that a restraining order may have been violated. 10:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who had relapsed on a fentanyl medication. 10:32 a.m. A caller said that a transport van purchased out of California and licensed in his name was missing in transport. 3:42 p.m. An inmate in the county jail was overheard collecting another inmate’s bank information. 4 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Elochoman Valley home to aid a resident who was choking on something. 4:58 p.m. A Little Island resident with security cameras caught neighbors on his property. They were given a trespass warning in the past. A deputy responded and spoke with the neighbors and trespassed them from the property. 5:39 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported a fire nearby. He didn’t know if it was legal or illegal and added that he could hear a man and woman yelling and cussing. A deputy responded and spoke with the property owner who said his property was being turned into a campground. No law enforcement action was taken. 7:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having a panic attack.
October 11 — 3:58 a.m. Several power outages were reported on the east side of the county and in the Rosedale area. A downed power line was found east of Cathlamet. The PUD responded. 5:50 a.m. A car accident was reported on SR 4 near the downed power line. The PUD and state patrol were on scene and aid was requested. The Cathlamet ambulance responded and a tow was called. 1:24 p.m. A caller said she was bitten by a dog in Rosedale while getting in her car on October 7. The Cathlamet ambulance responded but she refused transport. 1:52 p.m. A caller said he was chased by a white poodle while riding his bicycle on West Birnie Slough Road. He said it was not the first time that it had happened. A deputy spoke with the dog owner who said she kept the dog on a lead while outside, but her husband refused to do so. 4:13 p.m. A caller reported an assault at an East Valley home. A person was arrested. 6:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with respiratory issues. 8:53 p.m. State patrol requested assistance with a vehicle stop involving a field sobriety test. 9:24 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department, the District 4 Fire Department, and a deputy responded to a possible brush fire on Beaver Creek Road.
October 12 — 5:41 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have a broken foot in a fall. 8:45 a.m. A caller complained about a neighbor’s dog chasing his cats. He said the dog was constantly left outside, barking and yelping, or escaping the yard. 12:29 p.m. A search warrant was executed at an Elochoman Valley residence. 1:04 p.m. A caller reported a cow standing on the side of Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. A possible owner was contacted. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the cow. 3:19 p.m. A caller reported that dogs charged him while he rode his bicycle on East Birnie Slough Road. He said he used pepper spray. A deputy spoke to the owner of the dogs and advised him of county codes. 4:33 p.m. The Grays River Fire Department and a deputy responded to the report of a possible illegal burn at a Rosburg property. They were unable to locate the fire. 8:16 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that someone had fired a gun. A deputy responded and found a power line on the ground nearby. The PUD responded. 11:36 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a power outage. The PUD was notified.
October 13 — 5:10 a.m. An Alger Creek resident asked for assistance after leaving the area. He said he had drained the hot water heater but realized he had forgotten to turn off the breaker. A deputy went to the home and turned it off. 5:20 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the District 4 Fire Department responded to a Rosedale home after a caller said a person was not breathing. The coroner was notified. 5:23 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had taken a lot of pills. 6:26 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Naselle ambulance aided a Deep River resident complaining of severe abdominal pain. 10:48 a.m. Contact was made with all subjects involved in a search warrant at a residence on Elochoman Valley Road. 10:20 p.m. A caller reported a car facing west with the hazard lights flashing parked off the eastbound lane of SR 4 about three miles west of County Line Park. A man and child were in the car. A deputy responded and discovered that the vehicle was out of gas. He said he would try to get fuel. State patrol responded.
October 14 — 1:05 a.m. A caller reported a cow on SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. A deputy responded and was unable to locate the cow. 8:26 a.m. A caller reported a cow walking along SR 4 in the Alger Creek area. A possible owner was contacted. 10:24 a.m. A caller reported that three people were racing dirt bikes up and down Hodgson Road. 5:52 p.m. A Deep River resident said that a neighbor was on her property yelling at her about someone’s dog. He refused to leave and was continuing to yell and cuss at her. 5:59 p.m. A caller reported that four young dirt bike riders were speeding on Beaver Creek Road and Hodgson Road. At 6:39 p.m., the caller said that the riders had not returned to their nearby home and that they did not have headlights on their bikes. 6:43 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a deer needed to be euthanized. It suffered an injury to its eye and neck while trying to jump over a fence. The caller later said she had contacted someone at the refuge who was willing to try and free the animal from the fence and determine whether it should be euthanized.
October 15 — 12:39 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident. 1:10 a.m. A caller reported that he was seeing smoke and that it was bright on the south side of an incline. A deputy said it was state land. The Department of Natural Resources was notified. 7:45 a.m. A caller reported that two dogs were running in and out of traffic on SR 4 in the Rosedale area, nearly causing several accidents. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was contacted and possible owners were found in the Rosedale area. 11:47 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious man in an older model red truck trying to gain access to a property near the intersection of East Valley and Middle Valley Road. The caller said the owner passed away a few months ago and that no one should be on the property. The suspicious man left and headed up East Valley Road. 3:43 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. A deputy responded and found the property secure. 7:44 p.m. A caller said she had seen a man on a motorcycle drinking alcohol while parked at a Rosedale business. A deputy found the motorcycle parked in Glengate. 10:40 p.m. A possible domestic disturbance was reported at Nassa Point. One person had left the scene, the caller said. The caller heard glass breaking. It turned out that a man’s car broke down at Nassa Point and when he decided that a tow would take too long, he called his wife who lived in Longview, and she, her sister, and daughter arrived to take him to his home on Puget Island. He was arguing with his sister-in-law. There was no report of violence, just a verbal argument.
October 16 — 3:17 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Alger Creek resident who had fallen. 11:04 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a kayaker was in the water screaming for help and that medical attention was needed for two people. A second kayaker was in the water attempting to retrieve floating gear. One kayak sank in the water. Neither kayaker was wearing a life vest. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 1:39 p.m. A resident on Elochoman Valley Road reported that a dog from a neighboring yard attacked her cat in her yard, which was fenced. She said she was taking the cat to the veterinarian. The dog belonged to someone who lived in Vancouver but was related to her neighbor. Clark County was contacted, but they said they did not keep a record of animals that attack other animals. Because the dog resided in another county, it was decided there would be no potentially dangerous dog identification at that time. 1:39 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was dizzy and had high blood pressure. 1:52 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a neighbor was burning something foul smelling. The Cathlamet Fire Department and a deputy responded. The individual was given a warning for burning unauthorized material. 2:50 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver on Elochoman Valley Road. A deputy followed the vehicle but did not find probable cause to stop the driver. 4:48 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was complaining of abdominal pain after a surgery. 5:43 p.m. A caller reported a single vehicle collision after an oncoming vehicle swerved into the driver’s lane on Foster Road. A deputy observed damage to the passenger side of the vehicle and a fence. The property owner was notified of damage to his fence and a possible suspect was contacted. He denied being in the area. 6:49 p.m. Six vehicles were parked in front of the gate to the rock pit in Skamokawa. No one was around. The owner located and talked to the “kids.” 7:01 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver in a dump truck. 8:25 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound driver on SR 4 in the Abe Creek Hill area was swerving in and out of the lane, driving in the eastbound lane, and shifting from 40 mph to 75 mph. State patrol was notified. 9:46 p.m. A caller reported that a man and woman had been going in and out of a storage unit at the Elochoman Slough Marina for the past three hours. The man would scream at the woman now and again, the caller said. 9:57 p.m. A Welcome Slough resident reported a pack of four to five coyotes in the area, carrying around prey. 10:18 p.m. A caller said a man and woman were carrying flashlights and looking in a ditch just east of Cathlamet.