Sheriff's Report, June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
May 28 — 5:59 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked to speak to a deputy about an ongoing dispute with a neighbor. 8:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Puget Island resident. 11:03 p.m. A caller found an eaglet on Puget Island that appeared to be injured.
May 29 — 12:21 a.m. A caller reported that an alarm was activated at a neighboring Grays River home while the owners were out of town. A deputy responded and found everything secure. 9:45 a.m. The Department of Natural Resources said there were open flames at a Altoona/Pillar Rock Road home that had burned to the foundation. They requested an engine and tender. The Grays River Fire Department responded. 11:32 a.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Deep River home. 4:37 p.m. A deputy stopped the driver of a truck and trailer for littering. The driver went back to pick up trash and the deputy followed the driver home because of an unsecured load. 4:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with a rapid heart rate who was concerned he was having a heart attack. 9:01 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person in Cathlamet with abdominal pain. 10:34 p.m. A caller said a truck went off the road near County Line Park. State patrol and a deputy responded.
May 30 — 4:56 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was having difficulty breathing. 5:54 a.m. A caller reported rocks in the westbound lane of SR 4 east of County Line Park. State patrol was notified. 8:04 a.m. An East Valley resident said that his neighbor’s birds were on his property. A deputy cautioned the owners of the birds about the livestock at large statute. 8:07 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Cathlamet resident. 4:08 p.m. A caller was concerned that a Cathlamet resident’s death was the result of foul play. He said he already spoke with a deputy and wanted to speak to the coroner. An officer said the claim was considered unfounded. 4:42 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a trespasser. 6:19 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for a resident in a Deep River home. 6:25 p.m. A caller was concerned about a dog chained up and possibly injured in Cathlamet. A deputy responded and found a tether but no dog. 6:37 p.m. A Deep River resident requested extra patrols.
May 31 — A deputy was requested for a civil standby at a Skamokawa residence. 12:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a clinic patient with a possible heart attack. 3:46 p.m. A Puget Island resident called dispatch and was hard to understand but was heard to say that if someone returned he couldn’t promise that the person wouldn’t get hurt. 3:49 p.m. A Deep River resident said that a 12 gauge shotgun had been stolen. He later said he had loaned it to someone and had tried to get it back numerous times. 8:36 p.m. A caller reported that a house on Puget Island was on fire and fully engulfed. A deputy, the Cathlamet Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and the PUD responded. The homeowner was reported to be safe. A fire investigator was requested. 9:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having a seizure. A deputy was requested.
June 1 — 10:39 a.m. A deputy investigated a claim that three dogs were not being fed at a West Valley home. 10:48 a.m. A caller reported the possible sexual assault of a child. 12:07 p.m. A fire investigator requested a fire engine at the scene of a recent fire on Puget Island. 12:34 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a delivery truck at a Rosedale business. 12:47 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person described as incoherent at the marina. It was later determined that the subject did not need medical assistance. 3:18 p.m. An intoxicated boater and his vessel were returned to the marina with the help of a deputy and another agency. The Cathlamet ambulance tried to provide aid to the boater who was found in the water clinging to a line. He had a head injury and was refusing help. 9:17 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a child in a Puget Island home. 10:55 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was exhibiting signs of a stroke.
June 2 — 11:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who had a hip injury. 1:18 p.m. A car went off of SR 4 in the Deep River area. State patrol, deputies, and the Grays River Fire Department responded. Lifeflight transported the person to a medical center in Vancouver. A dog was reported to be missing from the scene. 2:56 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a fraudulent phone call from someone claiming to be from U.S. Customs, about a package containing drugs. 3:54 p.m. A toddler playing with a phone accidentally dialed 911. 7:17 p.m. A caller reported finding possible human remains on Little Island.
June 3 — 4:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Glengate home when a caller reported that someone was not breathing. The death is being investigated. 7:50 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that a firearm was stolen. 8:50 a.m. A caller reported a lost cell phone. 8:52 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a Skamokawa resident who was not answering his phone or his door. A deputy made contact. 2:34 p.m. A caller complained that he was told no when he asked to use a table at Erickson Park. The tables were moved to accommodate a private event. He called later to complain about the shared use of park equipment. 7:59 p.m. A caller said a lot of black smoke was rising from the Beaver Creek area. A field was reported to be on fire. The Cathlamet Fire Department and a deputy responded and the fire was contained by 8:24 p.m. The property owner was given a warning for not having a burn permit and for burning prohibited material. 8:19 p.m. A man was seen sitting at the entrance to County Line Park. The caller said he was bundled up and looked like he was going to sleep there. The man was then seen moving to the day use area. At 8:39 p.m. he was seen heading east. A deputy responded and spoke with the park host, who was no longer concerned. The deputy said the man was no longer in Wahkiakum County. 9:07 p.m. A Puget Island resident said she was having a bonfire.
June 4 — 3:13 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Rosedale resident. 7:09 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs were loose and potentially aggressive with other dogs. 10:09 a.m. A driver was detained during a vehicle stop. 11:12 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who may have overdosed. A deputy responded. 1:45 p.m. A caller said a deer was struck by a vehicle on the refuge. 2:33 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911.