Sheriff's Report, August 10, 2023


August 10, 2023

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

July 31 — 7:05 a.m. A driver said he struck a deer on SR 4 in the Grays River area. The vehicle was off the roadway, and no one in the car was injured. 3:24 p.m. A resident on Fernhill Road said a small grass fire started while he was mowing. A deputy and the District 4 Fire Department responded. 5:22 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a resident on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road who fell and injured a hip. 6:06 p.m. A Glengate resident said his dog was bitten by a neighbor’s dog through a fence. 6:08 p.m. A resident on North Welcome Slough said a neighbor was harassing him. 10:58 p.m. A caller said he needed to contact Interpol and that he had information on a person wanted by the FBI. He said the subject was involved in transporting cocaine to Europe, was associated with a group he called LARP in the Mist, Oregon area.

August 1 — 12 a.m. A large tree was down and blocking both lanes of SR 4 just east of County Line Park. 8:21 a.m. A caller said he knew the location of a wanted one-armed submarine captain peddling horse tranquilizer up and down the west coast. He asked to speak to a deputy. He called back at 12:30 p.m. to say the deputy could call him the next day. 10:08 a.m. A caller said she was notified by a third party that she may be in danger from her husband. A domestic violence advocate met with the person. 10:36 a.m. A welfare check was requested for children in a West Valley home. The caller was concerned that a person would become violent or flee with the children after being served with a protection order. A representative from Child Protective Services went to the home with two deputies but they were unable to locate the subject or children at the residence or anywhere nearby. At 4:45 p.m., the representative checked the children and found no signs of abuse. 2:53 p.m. A caller said a juvenile in an Elochoman Valley home was verbally combative and was accusing him of being abusive. A deputy responded. 7:01 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a cow was grazing in his pasture. A possible owner was contacted. 7:03 p.m. A caller said a boat was loose and floating near the city dock in Cathlamet. Deputies responded. 7:13 p.m. A representative from Child Protective Services requested deputies for a welfare check at a West Sunny Sands home.

August 2 — 8:14 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported an ongoing issue with a neighbor coming on to her property unannounced. She said the last time it happened, he came to the back door. 9:53 a.m. A caller said two small dogs were running along SR 4 just east of Cathlamet and darting in and out of traffic. A message was left for the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group. 3:47 p.m. A caller requested an investigation into the death of a Cathlamet resident as well as the events leading up to her death. The caller said she was advised by Adult Protective Services to make the complaint. 4:55 p.m. A caller reported a truck parked over the fog line on SR 4 just east of Main Street. 7:28 p.m. A caller asked for assistance with a flat tire. The vehicle was parked along SR 4 in the Deep River area. 7:41 p.m. An East Valley resident said that 60 chickens disappeared while they were on a two week vacation. 7:56 p.m. A Wahkiakum on the Move bus struck a deer. 10:07 p.m. A driver requested a tow after a vehicle broke down and was parked along the shoulder of SR 4 west of Skamokawa.

August 3 — 7:21 a.m. A caller reported that someone shot an osprey out of a nest near the football field at Wahkiakum High School. A voice mail was left for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

August 4 — 11:13 a.m. A burglar alarm was activated at an east county property. A deputy responded and secured the building. 11:24 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with chest pain and high blood pressure to the hospital. 1:20 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having an allergic reaction. 3:13 p.m. A caller reported a one vehicle accident when a car struck a signpost on SR 4 near the school access road. Injuries were unknown. A deputy, state patrol, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. 4:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with diabetic issues to the hospital. 6:12 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person in Cathlamet who was lethargic and fell off a stool. 6:22 p.m. A phone was found. Dispatch notified a friend of the owner, and the phone was picked up. 7:01 p.m. A Middle Valley resident said a neighbor informed him of a possible prowler in a black Subaru that was in the upper field of his property twice that day. The neighbor could not identify the vehicle’s occupants. 7:28 p.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa responded to a Skamokawa home to aid a resident who fell and injured a hip. 7:40 p.m. An erratic driver was seen heading west on SR 4. 7:52 p.m. A caller reported possible abuse in an Elochoman Valley home.

August 5 — 12:15 a.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a Risk Road resident who had a leg wound. 3:52 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Valley resident with heart problems and a possible mental health issue. 4:16 p.m. A caller asked to speak to a deputy about a convicted felon being in possession of firearms. 8:08 p.m. A large, illegal burn was reported about a mile up Elochoman Valley Road. A deputy responded and reported that the fire was being extinguished.

August 6 — 6:03 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was possibly paralyzed. 7:15 a.m. A caller complained about dogs barking non-stop for days at an Elochoman Valley residence. The caller was concerned about the wellbeing of the dogs. 11 a.m. A power outage was reported in Deep River. The PUD was notified. 7:10 p.m. A caller reported a recurring issue with children speeding on a minibike and quad on Greenwood Road. The caller said the last time the issue was reported, someone drove on his lawn, possibly in retaliation. 8:05 a.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 8:19 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a home on North Welcome Slough Road.


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