Sheriff's Report, December 1, 2022


December 1, 2022

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

November 20 — 10:55 p.m. Longview Police had probable cause for an order violation for someone in an Indian Village home. The person yelled profanities at deputies when they arrived. Using verbal de-escalation and the assistance of a neighbor, they were able to gain access to the home, and eventually the woman, who appeared extremely intoxicated, was transported to the hospital by the Cathlamet ambulance for possible alcohol poisoning.

November 21 — 2:28 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of abdominal pain. 6:37 a.m. Logging operation vehicles were seen speeding on a Deep River Road. 7:29 p.m. Cows were found on East Valley Road. 9:49 a.m. A man asked about filing harassment orders against his daughter. 12:26 p.m. People were seen breaking into a home on Welcome Slough Road. 1:07 p.m. Logging crew trucks were speeding on a Deep River Road. 7:50 p.m. A Rosburg resident said she didn’t pay her power bill and asked to have her power turned back on. The PUD was notified. 9:05 p.m. A caller said someone may have thrown a rock at her vehicle when she left her son’s Puget Island home. Another guest found a large rock in the driveway.

November 22 — 7:22 a.m. A caller reported cows on East Valley Road and in his yard. 9:51 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a truant Cathlamet student. 10:13 a.m. Neighbor’s cattle were found in a yard on East Valley Road. 11:01 a.m. A Rosedale resident fell. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 11:08 a.m. A caller found a stripped out camper shell upside down and smoldering at the rock pit on Beaver Creek Road. 12:18 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a PayPal receipt scam. 1:21 p.m. A person said three boats were anchored at a river marker near Vista Park and that people were yelling at park visitors. 11:01 p.m. A caller said there was a lot of traffic at an East Valley residence and people were out walking around with flashlights. Deputies patrolled the area and later learned that they were trying to collect a horse.

November 23 — 12:45 a.m. A Cathlamet resident heard a loud crash and thought there may have been a car accident nearby. A deputy patrolled the area in a vehicle and on foot. 8:41 a.m. A deputy and the District 4 Fire Department responded when a caller said an Elochoman Valley house was on fire and that it had spread to a shed. 12:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident. 7:37 p.m. A truck went into a ditch on West Little Island Road. 7:57 p.m. A motorist was arrested for driving under the influence. 8:08 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on a Deep River Road. It was marked to be towed.

November 24 — 7:57 a.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and a deputy responded when a caller reported visible flames on a sailboat on West Birnie Slough. A man suffered burns to his face and hands. 12 p.m. Two people were seen fighting outside an Elochoman Valley home. 10:22 p.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about a civil dispute over pet birds.

November 25 — 6:20 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who had a seizure. 10:01 a.m. A caller in Rosburg asked for assistance after locking his keys in a vehicle. 10:35 a.m. A suspicious person drove past a Skamokawa home. 11:04 a.m. Rocks were reported on Beaver Creek Road. 12:51 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with covid-19. 1:46 p.m. A man lost a firearm while elk hunting in the Skamokawa area the day before. He said it may have been on his bumper when he left. He said he searched the area all day. 2:51 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound driver was unable to maintain the lane and ran another vehicle off the road. The vehicle was seen passing four more vehicles before being stopped by a deputy in Skamokawa. 4:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy aided a Puget Island resident who was having trouble breathing. 7:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing baby in Cathlamet.

November 26 — 1:54 a.m. Two men were seen walking on the edge of a dike on East Sunny Sands Road toward the ferry landing. One asked for directions to Longview. 7:38 a.m. An East Valley resident found cows on his property. He said he tried to speak to the owner. He wanted the person to pay for repairs if the cows damaged his fence. 9:26 a.m. A suspicious truck was parked in front of a quarry gate in Skamokawa. A note was left for the driver. 10:23 a.m. A vehicle was seen speeding up and down North Welcome Slough Road. The caller added that his neighbor’s cameras were pointed at his property, violating an order. 10:36 a.m. Intermittent power failures were reported at the Beaver Creek Hatchery. The PUD was notified. 11:20 a.m. Warrenton Police asked for assistance locating a person. A deputy said the individual was not at the suspected location and had not been there for a couple days. 2:57 p.m. A caller said another driver struck his vehicle on SR 4 in the Rosedale area and refused to pull over. A deputy stopped the vehicle. 7:07 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 9:07 p.m. A Middle Valley resident said he heard shooting or a loud explosion three times in the last 15 minutes. It turned out to be kids lighting fireworks nearby.

November 27 — 8:33 a.m. A stray dog was found on a Puget Island road. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was contacted and the dog was taken to a foster. WAAG posted information online. 8:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident. 1:21 p.m. A transformer blew along SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. The PUD was notified. 6:30 p.m. Two people were seen fighting while walking down SR 409 toward the ferry landing. A deputy said there was probable cause for a protection order violation. One person was arrested. 7:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Elochoman Valley resident. 8:46 p.m. A motorist reported that another driver cut him off and then slammed on the breaks while heading west on SR 4. He said the vehicle later pulled off the road and started following him.


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