Sheriff's Report, April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 16 — 9:54 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing person who walked into the lobby of the courthouse. 10:19 p.m. A welfare check was requested for residents in an Elochoman Valley home.
April 17 — 8:54 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Grays River home. Deputies responded and found everything secure. 10:06 a.m. A caller said that the subject of a restraining order called five times over the weekend. A deputy informed the caller that his order did not prohibit contact, which the caller acknowledged, adding that he had some questions about the process. 5:43 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 7:03 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a juvenile ran away. The person returned home during the phone call. 7:40 p.m. An individual was arrested following a vehicle stop. An ambulance responded when the individual complained of shoulder pain. A juvenile was taken home by another person at the scene. 10:45 p.m. A Puget Island resident said a cow needed to be euthanized and they were unable to find any help. She was willing to sign a release of liability and had plans to bury the animal the following day. A deputy reported that the animal was euthanized at 11:24 p.m.
April 18 — 12:24 p.m. A caller reported that a tree was down on SR 4 on the west side of KM. 1:28 p.m. A caller accidentally locked himself out of a running vehicle and asked for assistance. A deputy responded. 2:08 p.m. A detective in Clark County asked the sheriff’s office to contact a Cathlamet resident. 2:30 p.m. A caller said a friend saw a suspicious person on his Elochoman Valley property. 3:47 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 4:39 p.m. A medical alarm was activated at an Elochoman Valley home. It turned out to be a false alarm. 8:26 p.m. A Deep River resident said that a group of people were at her home with firearms, threatening violence. Deputies, state patrol, the Grays River Fire Department, and the Grays River ambulance responded. Two people were arrested. 10:13 p.m. Dispatch received an abandoned 911 call from a number in Cathlamet that had a history of false or phantom calls.
April 19 — 7:15 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a person fell on a Cathlamet road. 2:59 p.m. A student was caught on the high school campus with alcohol. 5:51 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident. A deputy was able to contact the individual. 6:34 p.m. A caller reported that a car had rolled over and was sitting on its top on Beaver Creek Road. There was no one around. A deputy responded. 9:01 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911.
April 20 — 2:09 a.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa responded when a medical alarm was activated at a Skamokawa address. An individual had a possible head injury after a fall. The person refused transport to the hospital. 2:14 a.m. A caller reported that multiple intoxicated people were leaving a Cathlamet bar and it looked like they were intending to drive. A deputy provided a courtesy transport to Skamokawa for one person and another was staying at the hotel. 8:51 a.m. A juvenile brought a soft gel gun to the high school. 8:53 a.m. A student was found with marijuana at the high school. 2:18 p.m. A caller reported a tree down on SR 4 west of Nassa Point. 2:44 p.m. A Rosedale resident needed assistance after getting locked out of her house. 8:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing resident on Middle Valley Road.
April 21 — 7:17 a.m. A West Valley resident reported that someone was doing cookies in his yard and causing damage during the night. 12:33 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported trespassers after finding a van parked in front of her property. A deputy investigated and determined it was abandoned. He left a message for the registered owner advising him to move the van or it would be towed. 1:24 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual with chest pain. 1:58 p.m. A new business on Puget Island notified dispatch that they would be using a nearby parking lot as overflow and that people would be walking down the highway. 3:27 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who was having difficulty breathing. 3:34 p.m. A person was arrested after dispatch received a 911 call from a West Valley home where yelling and other disturbances could be heard in the background. 3:55 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a delivery driver at Dollar General. He had been parked at the store all day and hadn’t unloaded his shipment, and in the morning he was seen sitting naked in the driver seat, talking on his phone. The caller said he hadn’t been seen since. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 4:33 p.m. The Grays River ambulance provided a lift assist for a Grays River resident who had fallen. 5:53 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4. 7:12 p.m. A caller was concerned that some cows on Puget Island were being neglected. She said they were pacing and crying in distress. 11:38 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded when a caller said a Grays River resident was breathing but unresponsive.
April 22 — 11:19 a.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4. A deputy spoke to the driver who said he was distracted by the vehicle behind him, claiming it was tailgating. He was later arrested. 11:53 p.m. A Deep River resident said that two suspicious vehicles were seen circling her property. 2:59 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Puget Island home. A caller said someone had been assaulted with a garden rake. 7:37 p.m. A caller said people were speeding on motorcycles on Middle Valley Road.
April 23 -- 1:19 p.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that he found a net that went missing from his dock in mid-March on a derelict boat near his property. He said he would retrieve his net unless someone was there. 4:57 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a juvenile was out of control. 9:39 p.m. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded when a chimney fire was reported at a Cathlamet residence.