Sheriff's Report, January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
December 26 — 1:02 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. 7:13 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after locking keys in her truck. 8:23 a.m. A large boulder was reported in the westbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. A deputy cleared it from the road. 6:14 p.m. A suspicious person was knocking on doors on Jacobson Road asking for a ride. 6:18 p.m. A caller requested flags on Beaver Creek Road to alert drivers of a roll over vehicle. A deputy responded and the car was marked. 6:44 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said that a roommate’s boyfriend yelled at her. A deputy responded. 8:16 p.m. A small rock slide blocked the westbound lane of SR 4 just east of County Line Park. Cowlitz County and state patrol were advised. A deputy cleared the larger rocks from the roadway.
December 27 — 4:26 a.m. A burglary alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. An attempt was made to contact a responsible party, but no one answered. A deputy responded and found the front doors wide open. 6:13 a.m. A caller dialed 911 and hung up. 6:55 a.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that a baby was not breathing. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 7:13 a.m. Trees were down on SR 4 in the Deep River area. State patrol and the Grays River Fire Department responded. 8:48 a.m. Several roads in the county were closed including Eden Valley Road, Covered Bridge Road, Steamboat Slough Road, and Altoona/Pillar Rock Road in two places. Wainamo Road, Wirkkala Road, Deep River Road, North and South Satterlund Roads, and the west end of Loop Road remained open but had water over the roadway. 10:04 a.m. A caller reported that a pump house on Puget Island was not working and that his yard was flooding. Two nearby homes were without power. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. The PUD was notified. 10:50 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a neighbor’s dog was barking again. 12:06 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island address. 2:18 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that two packages were stolen from his porch. 2:23 p.m. A power outage was reported at an east county home. 2:27 p.m. A caller said a tree was in the power lines near Nassa Point and on fire. The District 4 Fire Department and the PUD responded. 2:29 p.m. A Rosedale resident said his roof was blowing off. 2:35 p.m. A tree came down on SR 4 on the west side of KM. 2:45 p.m. A caller said a tree was down on West Sunny Sands Road. The county road department was notified. 2:55 p.m. A caller said a tree was in a power line on Maki Road. The PUD was notified. 3:17 p.m. A suspicious person was reported on South Welcome Slough Road. A deputy responded and the person was trespassed. 3:22 p.m. A caller reported a tree in the power line along SR 4 near Flandersville. The PUD was notified. 3:44 p.m. A caller reported a tree was on a power line and on fire in Cathlamet. The Cathlamet Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and a deputy responded. The PUD was notified. 3:47 p.m. A caller said he was blocked by a downed tree on Steamboat Slough Road. He called later to say he’d heard another tree was down on West Steamboat Slough Road. 4:20 p.m. A caller dialed 911 three times but there was no audio. 4:24 p.m. A small vehicle stalled on a flooded Deep River road. The caller said the PUD was on scene and trying to pull the vehicle out. The PUD reported that the car was out of the water a few minutes later. 4:58 p.m. Two power outages were reported on Altoona-Pillar Rock Road. 6:24 p.m. An RV was parked partially over the fog line on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area, causing vehicles to swerve into oncoming traffic. 10:20 p.m. A burglary alarm was activated at a Rosedale business.
December 28 — 3:32 a.m. US Cellular said they were having power issues with their tower. They said they would call back later in the morning. The PUD was notified. 8:12 a.m. A caller was concerned about a big blue object on an Elochoman Valley hillside. 12:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 12:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident. 1:40 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported fraudulent activity and said he was now being threatened. 3:26 p.m. A caller said he was looking for his mother and that he’d heard a rumor that she may live in Wahkiakum County. 3:43 p.m. A cow was on SR 4 near the eastern base of KM. 5:42 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 9:15 p.m. A caller said an individual walking on SR 409 with his back to traffic was almost struck by a passing vehicle. 11:16 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a vehicle was damaged sometime in the last day and that it looked like someone tried to steal it.
December 29 — 9:18 a.m. A caller reported fraudulent activity. 11:04 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 1:29 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on Deep River Road. 1:45 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a suspicious man who came to the house looking for work. 3:03 p.m. A hit and run was reported in the Cathlamet post office parking lot. The caller said there was no damage and did not want to pursue charges.
December 30 — 7:10 a.m. A caller reported that a boat was left along SR 4 on the west side of KM. State patrol said they were aware of the boat and that it had been tagged. 8:54 a.m. A Puget Island resident said his mailbox blew over in the storm while he was out of town. He found it in his yard, but when he went out to repair it that morning, he found it thrown in the neighbor’s yard across the dike and his mail dumped out on his front yard. 10:58 a.m. A caller reported a travel trailer parked at Wages’ swimming hole. He also saw a young man nearby aiming a rifle at something. A deputy responded. 11:16 p.m. An East Valley resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs attacked his dog. 12:08 p.m. A car and logging truck were involved in an accident on SR 4. A vehicle was in the ditch and a person was injured and needed extraction. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, the District 4 Fire Department, state patrol and LifeFlight responded. 1:16 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Naselle ambulance aided an ailing Deep River resident with pain in his right shoulder and lower back. 2:18 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. At 2:35 p.m., the caller said a dog in the vehicle unlocked the doors and law enforcement was no longer needed. 4:18 p.m. A caller was concerned about a tree along Miller Point Road that looked like it might come down. The county road department was notified. 10:19 p.m. A caller said that her key and thumbprint no longer worked on her lock. She was concerned someone tampered with it. 11:29 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported in a vehicle in the Cathlamet area.
December 31 — 3:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was suddenly immobile and needed a lift assist. 9:47 a.m. Alarms were activated at an Elochoman Valley address. 10:15 a.m. A caller said a three foot metal object was in the middle of SR 4 just west of County Line Park. 11:35 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a power outage. He called back a minute later to say his power was back on. 12:42 p.m. A caller reported that a water main was leaking on Ostervold Road. The PUD was notified. 2:40 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet residence. The person was not at home. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 8:53 p.m. A caller said a bridge guard rail on East Valley Road had been struck and was damaged. The caller did not see any vehicles in the water. Deputies located the vehicle at a nearby address. 9 p.m. A driver was stopped for shooting fireworks from his vehicle. 9:31 p.m. An East Valley resident reported that two teenagers walked into his trailer. 11:45 p.m. An erratic driver was seen on SR 409.
January 1 — 11:15 a.m. A medical alert was activated at a Puget Island home. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded but were unable to establish contact with the individual. They were told they could stand down. 11:58 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on Risk Road complaining of abdominal pain. 4:58 p.m. A Rosedale resident needed assistance turning her breaker back on. 5:08 p.m. Cows were seen on SR 4 east of KM. 6:22 p.m. A caller reported that someone was walking on the front and back decks of a Puget Island home. A deputy responded and said no one was there. 9:38 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a sonic boom; was loud and shook the house. He said it also happened a few hours earlier.