Sheriff's Report, February 2, 2023


February 2, 2023

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

January 23 — 8:24 a.m. A caller said a man and woman were walking up and down Elochoman Valley Road harassing neighbors. 11:36 a.m. A caller in Skamokawa said a family member was being defrauded by an unknown person. 12:50 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said a woman came to her door and asked for food while a man waited on the road. She said the pair left, heading up Elochoman Valley Road. 4:03 p.m. A caller said a truck with broken windows had been sitting beside East Valley Road for at least five days. The owner was contacted and he agreed to collect the vehicle before dark. 6:46 p.m. A deputy spoke with the owner of a vehicle in Glengate that was parked too close to a fire hydrant and was obstructing the view at the intersection with Columbia Street. The owner said he had previously been contacted about the issue and was trying to correct it. 7:19 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident complaining of abdominal pain. 9:47 p.m. A driver was stopped in Cathlamet and arrested after a field sobriety test. When a blood alcohol test showed results were below the legal limit, the driver was released, given a ride home, and advised that charges could still be forwarded. 11:36 p.m. An outside agency asked the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department for a cover officer on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area.

January 24 — 6:08 a.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a trespasser. 12:21 p.m. A caller said that some of his equipment had been removed from a storage unit at the marina by a known person. A deputy spoke with both parties about what was determined to be a civil issue. 12:49 p.m. A Grays River resident asked for assistance with an abandoned vehicle on his property. 2:23 p.m. A mobile crisis unit requested a deputy to assist with transport of a juvenile who was in crisis at Wahkiakum High School. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 4:32 p.m. An east county resident reported that she was being harassed. 5:08 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said a deer was still alive after being struck by a vehicle. A deputy responded and said it was an elk with possible hoof rot. It did not look like it had been hit by a car. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 8 p.m. An erratic driver was reported on SR 4 near Nassa Point. State patrol was notified. A deputy found the vehicle in a Rosedale parking lot with the driver sleeping behind the wheel. She denied intoxication, and the deputy saw no appearance of it. A family member was contacted.

January 25 — 4:26 a.m. A motion alarm was activated at an office west of Cathlamet. A deputy responded and found everything secure. 7:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Puget Island home when a medical alarm was activated and no one responded. A lift assist was provided. 7:35 a.m. A caller was concerned about her daughter’s welfare, reporting that she was last seen in Seaview on January 16. A deputy investigated and found the woman in custody in Pacific County. 9:35 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Puget Island resident to the hospital at the request of her doctor. 9:41 a.m. The Grays River Fire Department, the Grays River ambulance, and a crew from Naselle responded to the report of a structure fire in Deep River. Smoke was seen and flames appeared to be coming from under the house. The fire was extinguished by 10:22 a.m. and units remained on scene to mop up. 10:01 a.m. A burglar alarm was activated at an office west of Cathlamet. A deputy walked around the property and found everything secure. 10:16 a.m. A caller said someone was filling up buckets of gravel at the county shop in Skamokawa. 11:03 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when an ATV rolled over a rider who went over an embankment. The rider believed he may have broken a hip. Cowlitz County was notified. 11:16 a.m. A Rosburg resident said an unknown vehicle had been parked at the end of his driveway for four days and asked to have it removed. A deputy informed the owner he could have it towed. 1 p.m. Adult Protective Services requested a medical check on a resident on Greenwood Road. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 2:02 p.m. A caller said that deceased sheep were not being dealt with on a Puget Island property. 5:27 p.m. A deputy, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Puget Island home after someone asked for assistance.

January 26 — 12:47 p.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. 1:15 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an east county resident. 2:03 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that a known person had shown up at his home asking for a ride. Health and Human Services were unable to assist and a call to mobile crisis was advised. A call was made to the subject’s mother and she said she would pick him up when she got off work. 2:12 p.m. A burglary was reported at a home on Eden Valley Road. 7:03 p.m. A caller asked for assistance with a defiant juvenile. 7:34 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was having abdominal pain.

January 27 — 1:56 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle in an Elochoman Valley ditch. 8:17 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was weak and unable to get up. 12:40 p.m. A sexual assault was reported. 12:53 p.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about squatters on a Rosburg property. 4:23 p.m. A caller in an Elochoman Valley home reported that a juvenile was screaming and violent. 5:01 p.m. A caller reported that a driver heading west on SR 4 was unable to maintain the lane or speed and had almost caused an accident. 5:40 p.m. A caller reported that a heavily intoxicated person got into a car and was headed toward SR 4 after leaving a Cathlamet establishment. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle. 6:38 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Grays River resident. The caller later learned he was okay. 11:01 p.m. A caller dialed 911 and hung up. It turned out to be a domestic disturbance on Puget Island. An individual was taken into custody. 11:06 p.m. A Puget Island resident said someone was cutting down trees on his property. A deputy responded and found no one on scene.

January 28 — 9:35 a.m. A caller was concerned about a family member’s declining mental health after he visited the home and was held at gun point. 11:01 a.m. A Deep River resident said two men became belligerent when she asked them to stop shooting near her property. She was advised to call back if they returned. 12:38 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 1:16 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at an east county home. 3:11 p.m. A resident on North Welcome Slough said a safe washed up on his beach. It looked like it had been pried open. Pictures were taken and the sheriff’s office said they would attempt to locate the owner. 4:36 p.m. A caller was concerned that a protection order may have been violated. 10:36 p.m. A deputy was requested to wait for a tow truck while state patrol brought an individual arrested for driving under the influence to the jail.

January 29 — 6:06 a.m. A caller reported that two people were in a disabled vehicle on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. 12:37 p.m. A caller said a derelict boat was dumped at the end of Kandoll Road. 1:59 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 5:18 p.m. An alarm was activated at an east county home. A deputy responded and found the home secure. 6:56 p.m. A caller said a couch was in the passing lanes on SR 4 on the east side of the county, and that cushions were in the road by Stella. State patrol was advised. 7 p.m. Inmates were discovered to be sharing a controlled substance. 7:48 p.m. Skamokawa emergency personnel aided a Skamokawa resident who had visited a doctor for fractured ribs and was now complaining of increased pain. 10:02 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911.


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