Sheriff's Report, May 4, 2023
May 4, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
April 23 — 11:42 p.m. An intoxicated person walked up to the window at dispatch in the sheriff’s office and started screaming, asking for a detective and a judge. Deputies and state patrol responded and spoke to the man, who was later given a courtesy transport home.
April 24 — 2:24 a.m. A burglar alarm was activated at a Rosedale business. A deputy responded and made contact with someone in a black Jeep. The alarm company called to say an additional alarm was activated. The deputy determined that all exterior doors were locked before entering the building, where he found everything secure. 3:14 a.m. A caller reported that a tree was down and blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. 6:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of shortness of breath. 9:17 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. The alarm company canceled the call. 10:59 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious man with a pick axe chipping at the ground of an old slide along SR 4 on KM. A deputy responded and was unable to locate the subject. 12:07 a.m. A caller said a man in gray sweatpants was on Beaver Creek Road, flagging down traffic and asking for law enforcement. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the man. 1:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who fell. 5 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who injured himself in a fall. 5:20 p.m. A caller was concerned about people living with an allegedly abusive individual in the Elochoman Valley area. 10:23 p.m. A caller asked about applying for a protection order after a person threatened his son and hit a bunch of windows on his way out, possibly breaking one at an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the subject.
April 25 — 8:39 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who needed a lift assist after a fall. 11:40 a.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that a neighbor was at her home banging on the wall with a metal object, possibly a pipe or a bat and had threatened to hit her. The subject was found armed with an axe and arrested. 2:25 p.m. A Deep River resident found a note from a neighbor saying they were going to move her fence. A deputy said they could not get involved in property line disputes but said if anyone made her or her children feel threatened to report it. He also addressed her concerns about her neighbor’s aggressive dog. 3:06 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that an exterior electrical outlet was smoking. The Cathlamet Fire Department and the District 4 Fire Department responded. 3:38 p.m. A caller reported a westbound driver in the eastbound lane of SR 4 near County Line Park. 4:22 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a person in Longview. Authorities in Cowlitz County were notified. 9:34 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check for a Puget Island resident when he hadn’t heard from him for several days. A deputy responded and the individual said he lost his phone but would try to find it the next day. 9:39 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4 in the Nassa Point area. A deputy stopped the driver and arrested him for driving under the influence.
April 26 — 3:40 a.m. A caller could hear people at the recycling bins on Puget Island possibly stealing cans. 7:20 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious person in a vehicle messing with mailboxes on Puget Island. A deputy reviewed video and determined it matched the description of the person who delivered the newspaper. 9:20 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported fraudulent activity. 9:29 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. The owner was contacted. He said he had taken the dogs out and forgotten he had an alarm. He was given the number of the alarm company. 2:53 p.m. A Puget Island resident said a neighbor’s dog attacked their dog through a fence. The neighbors were given a potentially dangerous dog warning. 11 p.m. A caller reported hearing a lot of shouting coming from a church on Puget Island, adding that a couple people had been trespassed from the property recently. He thought it might be them, adding that it might just be one person shouting. A deputy responded, but the subject was unwilling to speak to him and started walking south on SR 409. The deputy requested aid for the subject, citing possible alcohol poisoning and the Cathlamet ambulance responded.
April 27 — 12:27 a.m. A man showed up at the fire station in Cathlamet stating that his phone had been taken by someone who had been in his car. He was later able to locate the phone. 2:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was coughing and having difficulty breathing. 8:10 a.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual who was passed out behind the steering wheel of a vehicle in Glen Gate. The subject was later found conscious and awake. 9:37 a.m. A caller reported an erratic driver in a white pickup with trash in the back. State patrol was notified. 5:51 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient complaining of shortness of breath to the hospital. 7:07 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having a seizure. 8:26 p.m. A Puget Island resident said someone was shooting and it was disturbing their animals. 10:28 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was having difficulty breathing. 10:37 p.m. A caller reported that a driver was unable to maintain his lane of travel on SR 409.
April 28 — 2:26 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that a protection order had been violated. An individual was arrested. 5:58 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was awake, but had earlier fallen and lost consciousness. 7:31 p.m. A caller said a man walked into a Cathlamet bar and was acting strangely before becoming increasingly belligerent. Dispatch could hearing screaming in the background. The caller said the man was now walking toward the back parking lot. Deputies responded and the individual was told not to return to the bar. 7:55 p.m. A caller said a woman seen near the fire hall in Cathlamet was incoherent and possibly hallucinating. Deputies responded.
April 29 — 2:30 p.m. A caller found a man lying along Steamboat Slough Road. She said he was disoriented and confused and that he was complaining of knee pain but his injuries were unknown. A deputy, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The man refused aid, but his wife was contacted and she was en route from Longview. 2:42 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 3:06 p.m. A caller said that a calf on their Skamokawa property was unwell and that they were aware of the issue and trying to help it after several people stopped and took notice. 9:12 p.m. A caller was concerned about a large burn in the vicinity of Morgan Road. Deputies and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 11:13 p.m. A driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
April 30 — 2:38 p.m. A caller was concerned about a potential stalker. 5:06 p.m. A caller said people were racing dirt bikes and ATVs on Middle Valley Road. 7:33 p.m. A caller was concerned about an individual who was having suicidal thoughts. 8:09 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 8;31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when someone complained of chest pain. 9:20 p.m. A caller reported a large bonfire seven miles past the end of the county road on Abernathy Creek. The Department of Natural Resources was notified.