Sheriff's Report, August 3, 2023
August 3, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
July 24 — 1:57 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to a home on Morgan Drive to aid a person who was complaining of chest pain and respiratory issues. 3:01 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a home on Morgan Drive to aid a person complaining of chest pain and respiratory issues. 6:36 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said a deer was deceased and in her yard after being struck by a car. The county road department was notified. 9:37 a.m. A caller was compiling a list of items that were either damaged or stolen allegedly by a family member from a Cathlamet home. He asked to speak to a deputy. 10:55 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a person in a Cathlamet home. A deputy responded. Both people in the home were fine but did not want contact with the person requesting the welfare check. 11:12 a.m. A resident on South Welcome Slough Road reported a strange interaction with an individual who was living in a tent on a neighbor’s property. He said the man approached his wife at 2 a.m. to report a fire the previous Saturday while she was outside with their dog. A deputy advised the caller about protection orders, which the caller declined. 11:19 a.m. A Cathlamet resident fell. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist. 1:14 p.m. A man claimed that his ex-girlfriend perjured herself in a recent court hearing. A deputy contacted the individual and advised him to seek legal counsel. 6:39 p.m. A caller reported a drunk driver. A deputy checked several places and was finally able to find the driver at 7:24 p.m. A preliminary breath test was conducted and a field sobriety test was attempted. The driver complained of back and hip pain and agreed to call family for assistance. 11:35 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was shivering, possibly a complication of diabetes.
July 25 — 1:01 a.m. A caller said two juvenile males ran away. They were last seen on the Puget Island bridge. They were later found. 1:21 a.m. A driver took off on foot after being stopped on Elochoman Valley Road. A tow was called for the vehicle. 2:40 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with a bloody nose. 8:35 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an individual who was coughing up blood and had possible internal bleeding. 11:23 a.m. A caller said a woman threatened him with a gun at a Rosedale business. State patrol responded and was on scene with a suspect. The alleged suspect had an audio recording of the the incident which contradicted the caller’s story. 11:26 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an east county resident who was having a seizure. 11:50 a.m. A Rosedale resident said an unwanted person showed up at her home the night before and harassed her about the whereabouts of her caregiver. 12:39 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported the theft of several kitchen appliances, including three dishwashers, three microwave hoods, and ovens. Fingerprints were lifted at the scene.
July 26 — 2:59 p.m. A caller reported seeing smoke in the Oak Point area. Cowlitz County Dispatch provided a location for the fire. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 3:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person in the Little Cape Horn area with a possible broken leg. 3:32 p.m. A deputy responded to the fire in the Oak Point area. 6:32 p.m. A caller reported that a disgruntled teenager left an Elochoman Valley home possibly with a pocket knife. The caller said the teenager’s parents were looking for her, but the caller was afraid the girl would become aggressive. The youth later explained to a deputy why she left the home.
July 27 — 6:17 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to an Elochoman Valley resident who fell. 11:02 a.m. A West Valley resident reported that ownership of a vehicle was transferred illegally after someone died. 2:42 p.m. An erratic driver was reported to be heading west on SR 4. 2:57 p.m. A caller said a historical marker was stolen from Altoona/Pillar Rock Road sometime between June 1 and July 14. 7:18 p.m. A power outage was reported in the Rosburg area. The PUD was notified.
July 28 — 12:12 p.m. A caller reported a missing dog. 12:47 p.m. An injured deer was reported to be in the passing lane of SR 4 just east of Cathlamet. 4:14 p.m. A caller reported a civil dispute involving a turtle. 6:47 p.m. A Puget Island resident said a security camera was damaged and believed someone messed with it after talking to his neighbors. 8:04 p.m. A caller said he was threatened at the Elochoman Slough Marina. The subject was riding a Harley and left the area. 9:48 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a power outage. The PUD was notified. 11:37 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining about a heart problem.
July 29 — 10:16 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 10:48 a.m. A caller said a man was pounding on the door of Puget Island home. She was concerned he was under the influence of something. A deputy responded and the subject said his friends left while he was asleep. He did not have any transportation. After investigation revealed he had warrants, the individual was arrested and transferred to authorities in Cowlitz County. 11:23 a.m. A caller reported seeing smoke in the East Valley area. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and determined it was coming from an approved fire pit. 6:01 p.m. A Cathlamet resident requested extra patrols after a recent theft. 6:59 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was vomiting blood. 7:19 p.m. A welfare check was requested for neighbors in Cathlamet. 7:24 p.m. A caller was concerned about a child living in a Puget Island home where the mother was allegedly granting access to possible sex offenders and fentanyl abuse. A report was made to Child Protective Services. 11:40 p.m. A car went into a Puget Island Slough. The three people who were in the vehicle were uninjured but cold. The Puget Island Fire Department, the Cathlamet ambulance, and a deputy responded. The driver was arrested after a field sobriety test. A tow was called to get the vehicle out of the water. A nearby resident reported that a planter was damaged during the incident.
July 30 — 4:12 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who fell out of bed and was unable to get up. 6:10 a.m. A caller complained that dogs belonging to a neighbor in the Elochoman Valley had been barking constantly the day prior, all night, and were still barking at that time. The caller said it was not the first time. A deputy parked nearby and did not hear any barking. 7:56 a.m. A caller said cattle were on the refuge and a calf was tangled in barbed wire. A deputy responded and was unable to locate the calf. The owner was notified. 1:51 p.m. A motorcyclist was arrested following a vehicle stop. 2:22 p.m. A caller reported that shots were fired by someone in an unknown vehicle traveling east on SR 4 on the east side of the county. 2:58 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after locking her keys in her car. 3:28 p.. A Deep River resident said a boat washed ashore near her property. 4:09 p.m. A Puget Island resident said she was being harassed by grandparents who were there to see a baby. The individuals were given a warning for trespassing. 8:01 p.m. A caller reported a large black “beef” in his Elochoman Valley yard.