Sheriff's Report, June 29, 2023
June 29, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
June 19 — 2:36 a.m. A resident on Beaver Creek complained about someone shooting fireworks over his property. 5:02 a.m. The sheriff’s department received an alert from an iPhone that detected a possible vehicle crash on the Elochoman Mainline near Otter Creek. Cowlitz County authorities were notified. The owner of the phone texted the sheriff’s department to say that he was safe and fine and that there was no accident. 8:36 a.m. A restraining order was violated. 1:12 p.m. A caller said a child was assaulted. An advocate was requested. 1:49 p.m. A caller reported that a trolling motor, gas cans, and a fish finder were stolen from a Cathlamet property. 1:54 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to Erickson Park to aid a youth who may have overdosed. 9:16 p.m. A Skamokawa resident believed someone may have been at his home because his no trespassing sign was moved and dogs in the area were barking for an unknown reason.
June 20 — 12:09 p.m. An Alger Creek resident said a suspicious man was standing in his driveway. At 12:14 p.m., the person got on a bus. 12:10 p.m. A caller reported that a protection order was violated. 1:15 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Beaver Creek resident complaining of abdominal pain. The person refused transport to the hospital. 1:37 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident who hurt her back and was not eating. A deputy responded and requested an ambulance. 5:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who fell. 6:33 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 8:24 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was having an asthma attack. A deputy, the District 4 Fire Department and Life Flight responded, but Life Flight was later told to stand down.
June 21 — 9:18 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. 12:17 p.m. A Middle Valley resident found two people taking measurements on his property. He said private property and no trespassing signs were posted. 1:10 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4. 1:47 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having an allergic reaction. 4:46 p.m. A caller reported an aggressive driver in a black Ford Ranger on SR 4. 4:52 p.m. Assistance was requested for a customer at a Rosedale business who had locked himself out of his vehicle. 7:43 p.m. A caller said his car was keyed while it was in the parking lot of a Cathlamet store. 7:56 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after a juvenile in a Cathlamet home made threats. A mental health professional was called and decided the youth did not need to be taken into care. Resources were provided to the guardian.
June 22 — 12:18 a.m. A caller said the main water line ruptured at an Elochoman Valley address. Public works was notified. 7:16 a.m. A Puget Island resident complained of a lung problem and said he was having trouble breathing. The Cathlamet ambulance responded but the individual refused transport to the hospital. 7:41 a.m. A Puget Island resident said a neighbor’s dog came into her yard. 9:17 a.m. The Puget Island Fire Department responded to a home on East Birnie Slough to extinguish a large control burn. 11:49 a.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for an individual in a Cathlamet home. 4:44 p.m. A caller said that an order had been violated three times. 5:52 p.m. A caller said he was attacked and injured by a neighbor’s three dogs while checking his mailbox, which was situated between the two homes in Rosburg. He said one of the dogs attacked a woman on the road awhile ago. The caller refused aid. State patrol responded. The humane society was notified. 7:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident.
June 23 — 7:29 a.m. A bag of pills was found on a Puget island property. A deputy responded and recovered a small bag containing possible fentanyl pills. 8:46 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing east county resident. 9:19 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Puget Island address. It was a false alarm. 11:35 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor’s dog was loose. The Cowlitz Humane Society was expected to arrive at 1 p.m. to take the dogs. At 1:32 p.m., it was reported that a second dog was loose. 3:24 p.m. A caller reported that a suspicious man stopped by a Puget Island address. She was not there when he arrived, but she was concerned it might be a friend of an ex-boyfriend attempting to harass her. A second caller gave a description of the man. A deputy spoke to the subject and determined there was a misunderstanding. 4:49 p.m. A parent said he hadn’t heard from his young daughter, who lives with her mother, in over a week. He asked for a welfare check. There was no parenting plan in place. 6:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident with high blood pressure and signs of a possible stroke. 7:04 p.m. Two Puget Island residents reported a power outage. The PUD responded. 8:28 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 10:25 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911.
June 24 — 7:28 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining that she was dizzy and shaky. 11:16 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a person walking east on SR 4 from Cathlamet. The caller said the individual was angry and upset and that it was the second time that week he had acted out. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the individual. 4:18 p.m. A caller said that hay bales were partially blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 on the west side of KM. A deputy responded. 7:29 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road. 7:34 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident said a neighbor was setting off fireworks. 8:16 p.m. A protection order was violated.
June 25 — 2:55 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a person kneeling on the fog line of a Puget Island road. A deputy responded. The person was confused and said he was in the area for PIGYS and was supposed to stay with family but it hadn’t worked out. 3:20 a.m. A Puget Island resident said a family member was very high and left the house announcing he was going to take care of someone down the road who was breaking into houses. The deputy who was responding to the previous call saw him and told him to go home. 8:23 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who was weak and confused. 10:47 a.m. An East Valley caller complained about a neighbor’s peacocks getting into his garden. 11:05 a.m. A caller said three sports cars were traveling west at high speeds on SR 4 in the Grays River area. State patrol was notified. 1:06 p.m. A man asked for transport to Longview. 1:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Risk Road resident who fell. 2:31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the Puget Island Fire Department aided a Puget Island resident with a diabetic issue. 5:51 p.m. A caller reported ongoing issues with a child’s behavior and mental health and asked for assistance. A deputy responded and spoke with the person.