Sheriff's Report, February 16, 2023


February 16, 2023

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

February 6 — 4:49 a.m. A large boulder was found in the westbound lane of SR 4 near County Line Park. 12:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident complaining of digestive issues. 5:26 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said his neighbor was behaving strangely. A deputy responded and observed the neighbor playing with her dog. He spoke with the caller, who said there had been no threats, trespassing, or property damage. The deputy informed the caller that this was not a law enforcement issue and recommended harassment orders. 5:27 p.m. A caller asked for assistance with a locked vehicle. 7:36 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was having a diabetic seizure. 7:59 p.m. A caller said that someone was cutting down trees and blocking Beaver Creek Road near Schraum Road, adding that four or five people were on scene. Deputies pursued one individual who took off on a four wheeler, but the chase was quickly terminated. State patrol responded. A deputy later located the four wheeler but not the driver.

February 7 — 6:42 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident called 911. She was crying and said she was alone and didn’t know what to do. 9:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Rosedale resident with a possible brain bleed to the hospital. 10:59 a.m. A tree was blocking Beaver Creek Road. The county road department was notified. 11:13 a.m. A Deep River resident said he was a victim of identity theft. He was asked for payments on a small business loan, even though he’d never owned a small business. 11:28 a.m. A North Welcome Slough resident reported a theft after a contractor took payment of $6,500 but never returned to finish the work. She was advised that it was a civil issue. 11:46 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported fraud. He said a family member set up an account in their name and was having equipment sent to them and to himself. The caller said the person also blocked them from contacting him. A deputy later spoke to the complainant, who then said he had given the family member a debit card and asked for the service. Customer service at the company said they had received the same information. The complainant was told it was a civil issue. 1:08 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 8:06 p.m. A Glen Gate resident complained about a smell of gasoline and neighbors working on cars. A deputy spoke to a homeowner who said that a fuel pump was left on overnight. The deputy said there was a strong odor of gas in the neighborhood. A member of the Cathlamet Fire Department said he would respond and clear the area and later said the smell of gasoline was dissipating. 10:42 p.m. A caller said he was leaving a black utility trailer at the ferry landing overnight. 11:20 p.m. During a vehicle stop, a driver told a deputy he would return inaccurate vehicle plates the following day. The next day no results were found in a search for the vehicle identification number. The deputy noted it was the second time in two weeks that a vehicle of a similar make and model was found with switched plates and no record of the VIN.

February 8 — 12:05 a.m. Authorities in Lewis County asked the sheriff’s department to contact a resident on Greenwood Road to see if he knew where his vehicle was located. A deputy made contact and was told the vehicle had been sold. 8:57 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident. There was no answer when a deputy went to the home, but another party knew the individual’s location and contacted the concerned person. 10:23 p.m. A caller said that an Elochoman Valley resident’s dogs were barking all day. The caller was advised that the county did not have an ordinance for barking dogs. 11:21 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Puget Island resident who had missed several appointments. A deputy was able to make contact with the person. 9 p.m. A caller became concerned after hearing tires screeching on Risk Road and drove around the area, but didn’t see anything. 10:25 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was having a seizure.

February 9 — 3:24 a.m. A caller reported that two males were walking around a Rosedale property with headlamps and a red laser. A deputy contacted the property owner who confirmed it was his son. 7:27 a.m. A man was seen lying in the middle of the football field at Wahkiakum High School. The caller said he was talking to the sky, acting strange, and spraying a water hose. The caller later said that someone from the district was speaking to the individual and everything seemed to be okay. 1:43 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on Greenwood Road. 10:35 p.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa aided an ailing West Valley resident.

February 10 — 5:15 a.m. A construction worker discovered evidence that someone may be in an upper crawlspace of a building at the marina. He found trash and a flashlight that was still lit, but no one appeared to be there at the moment. A deputy responded around 8 a.m.. No theft or damage was reported. 6:33 a.m. A deputy, state patrol and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a residence on Risk Road where an individual was believed to have overdosed on meth. State patrol administered a dose of Narcan. 10:44 a.m. A caller said a parent was behaving strangely in a school parking lot. A deputy responded and said a parent was having car issues and was leaving the property. 3:23 p.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about loose cows west of Skamokawa. 5:56 p.m. A caller reported incidents of sexual assaults at an east county home. 6:01 p.m. A caller reported four cows on SR 4 west of Skamokawa. A deputy responded and found 10 cows along the road. The owner was contacted.

February 11 — 5:51 a.m. A caller said a mail truck was all fogged up and sitting along the road near the intersection of SR 4 and Jacobson Road. 6:10 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Puget Island home to aid a person who was showing signs of confusion. 3:15 p.m. A caller was concerned about an elderly woman who was walking along SR 4. The woman claimed she needed a ride but did not want law enforcement. A person believed to be responsible for the woman was contacted. 5:19 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that a man was hallucinating and she was scared for her life. The man pulled out his catheter, exited the home, and got into a vehicle. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The man said he was willing to return to the hospital. The caller said she had been assaulted, but her claims were determined to be unverifiable. 7:02 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of extreme pain in her back and side after a recent fall, as well as shortness of breath. 8:26 p.m. Cones were requested and delivered to a Cathlamet business.

February 12 — 10:04 a.m. A Deep River resident asked to have an abandoned vehicle removed from the road. 3:49 p.m. A caller dialed 911 when a child started choking, but the child spit the object out. 6:34 p.m. A disturbance was reported at a Cathlamet residence.


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