Sheriff's Report, July 6, 2023


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

June 26 — 7:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Valley resident who was experiencing tremors and pain. 9:02 a.m. A caller requested a check of a vehicle identification number on an Oregon car title. 3:51 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 4:42 p.m. A caller was concerned that people blocking a lane while parked on a bridge on Risk Road would cause an accident. The caller said it was a recurring issue. 4:51 p.m. A caller reported that an aggressive dog on Columbia Street charged him and his dog. A deputy spoke with the man. It was the first reported issue with that dog. 8:28 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a suspicious man came to her door earlier in the day to say his vehicle broke down and he would be back to fix it. She said the car was still there. 9:21 p.m. A Puget Island resident said he received a text that renters in a neighboring house were seen on his deck and his dock. He was concerned they were scoping out his property. 10:11 p.m. A neighbor heard voices at an abandoned property in the Skamokawa area. A deputy responded and found a partially opened window that appeared to be open for some time. There were no other signs that someone had been there.

June 27 — 12:13 a.m. An intoxicated juvenile allegedly punched her mother and her mother’s boyfriend in the face. The two adults were inside the home and the subject was outside, the caller said. A deputy responded. 5:55 a.m. A caller said he needed to get his property from a Puget Island home but there were no court papers allowing for civil standby and the homeowner did not want the individual there at that time. The caller was advised. 8:07 a.m. A Rosburg resident reported that a neighbor trespassed and stole six cattle panels. He said the neighbor accused him of taking the cattle panels about 14 months earlier. 9:13 am. A Puget Island resident said a jewelry box and other items were missing. It turned out the caller was not the owner of the property. The owner was contacted and she said the items were secure. 3:40 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident complaining of feeling clammy and having cold sweats. 4:20 p.m. A caller said that a former foster family contacted her about her birth certificate. They said they would send it but never did. She said she reached out to them several times but they were no longer responding. She feared they may have used the birth certificate for fraudulent purposes. 6:14 p.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Grays River home to aid someone who was having trouble breathing and speaking, possibly a complication to diabetes. 9:40 p.m. A caller said that the driver was speeding down the middle of Columbia Street.

June 28 — 2:54 p.m. A caller asked to have a house unlocked in Cathlamet. Deputies responded. 6:26 p.m. A caller said a man walked up to her and her kids in Cathlamet and asked for a phone. She did not know if he was still in the area. 6:30 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Alger Creek resident complaining of numbness on one side. 8:21 p.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle on a Deep River road, and said it was an ongoing problem. 9:02 p.m. A caller reported that a cow was loose on a Puget Island road. The owner was notified. 10:59 p.m. A caller said he struck a deer on a Puget Island road. His vehicle was damaged. He said he would euthanize the deer.

June 29 — 12:20 a.m. A caller was struggling with a mental health issue and requested an ambulance. A deputy met with the individual and her family members. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 5;24 p.m. A West Valley resident reported a power outage. The PUD responded. 6:33 p.m. A Glengate resident reported that he received a fine from the homeowner’s association for working on his car while it was parked on the street in front of his house. He said that his driveway was not legal length. He wanted to know if the fine was legal and was advised to seek the counsel of an attorney. 8:16 p.m. Two dogs were found on Morgan Drive. 10:37 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle with flashing lights was pulled off of SR 4 near Flandersville and someone was waving and trying to get someone to stop. She said she didn’t want to stop because she was by herself and it was dark. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle.

June 30 — 12:21 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a possible prowler. A deputy responded. 7:54 am. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River home to aid a resident complaining of chest pain. 9:48 a.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out a vehicle. They called again a few minutes later to cancel, saying they would call a locksmith in Longview. 10:13 a.m. A caller said a couple cows were loose and wandering on Steamboat Slough Road. 11:59 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Valley resident who was having difficulty breathing. The Skamokawa Fire Department and Life Flight responded. 1:10 p.m. A motor vehicle accident was reported on SR 4 on the east side of KM. The highway was shutdown for fire operations. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, the Skamokawa Fire Department, the District 4 Fire Department, the Cathlamet Fire Department, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Washington State Department of Transportation responded. The fire was extinguished at 2:04 p.m. A tow was requested. 2:20 p.m. An assault was in progress at a Middle Valley home. Deputies responded. 4:44 p.m. A man who fell a few days earlier was experiencing pain and dizziness at the marina. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 7:40 p.m. A caller said a car was in a ditch on Steamboat Slough Road. No injuries were reported. 8:21 p.m. A caller asked for assistance for a person in an Elochoman Valley home who was having a mental health issue. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 11:39 p.m. A caller notified the sheriff’s office that locksmiths would be on school property fixing locks.

July 1 — 2:43 a.m. Callers reported power outages at east county homes. The PUD was notified. 8:03 a.m. A caller said an osprey got caught on a fisherman’s net. It was cut loose but still had lures tangled around its feet and legs. The caller said the osprey was near its nest on the beach. A deputy responded and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 8:17 p.m. A caller said a truck broke down and was partially blocking the passing lane near Abe Creek. The driver was seen putting out reflectors. 8:20 p.m. A caller trapped a pit bull that was wandering around an Elochoman Valley neighborhood. Several potential owners were contacted but none claimed ownership. 2:39 p.m. A caller reported an impaired driver on SR 4. 4:40 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 8:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was concerned she was having a stroke. 8:25 p.m. A man could be heard yelling in an open 911 call. 10:06 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a fire caused by fireworks along South Welcome Slough. The Puget Island Fire Department and a deputy responded. They were able to extinguish the fire by 10:19 p.m. 11:32 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a prowler knocked on a child’s window, adding that it was an ongoing problem. A deputy responded and saw nothing.

July 2 — 5:49 a.m. A caller said a fire extinguished earlier on South Welcome Slough was starting again. 9:31 a.m. A Skamokawa resident said a neighbor’s horses were in his field. He said it was an ongoing issue. The neighbor said they would purchase a fence the following day. 3:47 p.m. A caller said his RV broke down and would be parked at the corner of Una Avenue and 3rd Street until the following day.


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