Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, November 24, 2022

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:

November 14 — 5:25 a.m. A car was seen driving westbound in the eastbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. The car was described as a green Honda two door with a broken out rear window. State patrol was notified. 8:11 a.m. A caller reported that a trailer was stolen from a Skamokawa address. 10:15 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a family member was a victim of fraud and was now receiving threats. 12:17 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Child Protective Services about child abuse at an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy met with the subject and the victim who both denied the incident. They said they were trying to improve their relationship. No law enforcement action was taken. 12:46 p.m. A man said he was being harassed for parking in the Cathlamet post office loading zone by the owner of a nearby business. 3:45 p.m. An aggressive dog was reported on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. 4:52 p.m. An East Valley resident said his neighbor’s dogs were loose and that they had a history of killing chickens. A deputy said the owner was warned. 6:42 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that neighbors were conducting a burn after dark and that their fire was too close to the house. A deputy responded and reported it was a recreational fire. 7:02 p.m. A caller said a woman was walking a dog on East Sunny Sands Road when it was struck by a car. The woman was distraught and the dog needed to be euthanized, the caller said. The driver of the vehicle was seen pulling off down the road before going into a driveway. The caller called again at 7:14 p.m. to say the dog died and the owner was removing the animal from the roadway.

November 15 — 9:35 a.m. A panic alarm was activated at a bank in Cathlamet. 4:43 P.M. A caller said he saw three columns of smoke rise from behind a gate at the end of Elochoman Valley Road right after a man in a white Dodge Ram left the area. A deputy responded and said the fire appeared to be a few weeks old. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the District 4 Fire Department responded and determined they were three slash burns that were weeks old but slowly growing. The Department of Natural Resources was notified; they said they would not respond. Weyerhaeuser said they would be out the next day to fully extinguish the fires and communicate with DNR. DNR said local fire units could clear the scene. 5:02 p.m. A caller said the subject of a protection order followed the school bus with her children on it. Deputies took statements and the caller’s boyfriend said he would provide video of the incident. 5:43 p.m. A caller was concerned that a driver attempting to turn a mobile home around on an Elochoman Valley road was going to hit nearby buildings. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle. 6:57 p.m. A caller reported that a subject of a protection order followed him in a different vehicle than he usually drove. 7:12 p.m. A car struck a cow on SR 4 in the Grays River area. Injuries were reported. A deputy, state patrol, the Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department responded. 7:19 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked at the quarry in Skamokawa.

November 16 — 4:46 a.m. A pedestrian was seen walking east in the middle of SR 4 in the Grays River area. He was covered in a blanket and was wearing blue jeans and running shoes. State patrol was notified. 8:07 a.m. A one vehicle accident was reported on SR 409. No injuries were reported. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 9:45 a.m. A caller from Cathlamet Town Hall said an email was hacked and a cell phone was shipped to Illinois. 11:12 a.m. A woman said she was having trouble getting her belongings from a Grays River residence. She said the property had sold and alleged that the man living there now threatened to run her over if she showed up. 5:11 p.m. A drug recognition expert was requested by a deputy during a vehicle stop. There were none available in the area. 9:05 p.m. A caller reported seeing two men walking around a cell tower in Rosedale with flashlights. A deputy and state patrol responded. The men provided identification and business credentials and one of them had a key to the gate. 11:09 p.m. A caller reported an unoccupied car parked in front of the store in Skamokawa with the engine running and the lights on.

November 17 — 6:47 a.m. A car went into a ditch along Beaver Creek Road right before the county line. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the District 4 Fire Department responded. 12:43 p.m. A caller said that a driver needed gas after running out of fuel at the end of the Grays River bridge. 7:30 p.m. Extra patrols were requested for a new building at the marina.

November 18 — 7:19 a.m. A caller reported a deceased deer in the eastbound lane of SR 4 just east of Flandersville. 3 p.m. A caller said that a westbound driver in a black four door hatchback was unable to maintain the lane and was traveling at a high rate of speed on SR 4. The caller lost sight of the driver after County Line Park. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle. State patrol was notified. 3:12 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked for assistance when a juvenile lost control and started breaking things. The caller said she was unable to get a hold of the child’s crisis worker. Mobile crisis was contacted. 3:43 p.m. A burglary was reported at a Rosedale address. The caller wasn’t certain when it happened, but said that the items showed up at another nearby building. 3:47 p.m. A caller said she was being followed and harassed by an aggressive man at the Vista Park beach. She left the park at 3:51 p.m. but said he was still on the beach. 3:48 p.m. A caller said that his boat broke from mooring during the storm and it was now at Vista Park. He said that a woman and three kids were going onboard and stealing items from it. At 5:17 p.m., he told a deputy that the kids had his shovels and he told them to drop them and they did. He said he didn’t think anything else was taken. 3:51 p.m. A caller reported a problem with a white dog on Morgan Drive. The owners were not home. 6:29 p.m. A caller asked to have a deputy patrol the RV park after seeing someone walking around with a headlight at night, looking through windows and at equipment. 7:09 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 7:45 p.m. A representative from an outside agency asked the sheriff’s department to assist with a call to an Elochoman Valley home after a juvenile started acting out. 9:11 p.m. A caller in the Beaver Creek area said that a neighbor was setting off fireworks. 10:40 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle on North Welcome Slough Road with a headlamp on. The caller saw the driver move to a nearby driveway and turn off the lights. Deputies responded. 10:57 p.m. A caller reported a motorcyclist traveling at high speeds on SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. State patrol gave chase for a little bit, but it was discontinued.

November 19 — 8:38 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a juvenile was escalating again and asked for deputies to respond. 10:29 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a residence on Morgan Drive after a person was reported to be unresponsive. 10:36 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported an uncooperative juvenile and requested a deputy. 1:28 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of abdominal pain. 11:30 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported. A caller asked to have a woman picked up on a warrant. He said she was walking down SR 4 in the dark, in dark clothes, carrying a puppy. He said he was ahead of her in a vehicle. He said he wouldn’t pick her up because she was violent. He was advised to go home. A deputy responded and said it was verbal domestic violence.

November 20 — 9:45 a.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, and Washington Fish and Wildlife responded when a caller reported a 50 year old gunshot victim on a boat at the marina in Cathlamet. 3:50 p.m. A caller reported a trash bag in the middle of the eastbound lane of SR 4 near Ingalls Road. 3:56 p.m. A Rosedale resident said an angry neighbor was screaming at her and yelling profanities. She said the neighbor mentioned knives. She asked to speak to a deputy. She was advised to get a no contact order and to investigate landlord/tenant laws. No law enforcement action was taken. 7:10 p.m. Two dogs were seen running in the road and were taken to a nearby gas station in Rosedale and then to a home nearby. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was notified. Dispatch contacted a possible owner. She said she was out of town but would contact her house sitter or son to arrange recovery of animals. They were returned to their home at 8:16 p.m.


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