Sheriff's Report, August 17, 2023
August 17, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 7 — 2:30 p.m. A caller reported an erratic eastbound driver passing on curves on SR 4.
August 8 — 8:43 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident found an injured crow in her greenhouse. She said it was dragging its legs and was unable to fly. A message was left for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 11:26 a.m. A state auditor’s vehicle was struck by a hit and run driver while parked in the front Wahkiakum County Courthouse parking lot. 12 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident who had a seizure. 2:33 p.m. A Deep River resident said two dogs had not returned after disappearing three days earlier. 3:04 p.m. A Cathlamet resident was having a mental health crisis. The caller was transferred to a mental health professional on a crisis line. He declined transport to the hospital. 3:04 p.m. A caller was concerned about a barking dog in the bed of a truck parked in the Puget Island Fire Station’s parking lot. 4 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Cathlamet resident who was having a mental health crisis to the hospital. 5:13 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who was injured in a fall. 5:24 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person in Cathlamet complaining of stomach pain and swelling. 6:40 p.m. A caller said a driver tried to run her off a Puget Island road. She also said that the driver got out of his vehicle and threatened her. The other party called and said the woman was driving erratically, on the wrong side of the road, and was following him. She claimed he was speeding and tailgating. No law enforcement action was taken. 10:15 p.m. A caller reported noisy juveniles at Erickson Park.
August 9 — 12:33 a.m. A Cathlamet resident said a juvenile with a 9 p.m. curfew was not home. He left the home on foot about an hour earlier, the caller said, and could be with a friend at the school. A deputy searched the school grounds and Erickson Park but could not locate the youth. He arrived home at 1:16 a.m. and told his guardian he just went for a walk. 6:37 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident complaining of abdominal pain. 6:45 a.m. A caller said a cow was in a Puget Island roadway. 8:03 a.m. A caller said a protection order may have been violated. 8:55 a.m. A driver asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 9:30 a.m. An East Valley resident said a neighbor’s dog was in his driveway. He was concerned because the animal had been aggressive in the past. 11:03 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was having a problem with her eyes. 12:42 p.m. A caller reported seeing a man walking around a Cathlamet neighborhood holding what appeared to be a revolver. 12:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a Skamokawa resident with back pain to the hospital. 6:28 p.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. 9:30 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 11:08 p.m. A caller reported that someone called a crisis line and said she was thinking about harming herself. The individual was contacted. She said she was okay. Information was passed on to authorities in Cowlitz County after she gave a Longview address.
August 10 — 12:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing person in Rosedale. 2:42 p.m. A deputy responded to a two vehicle accident on Steamboat Slough Road. No injuries were reported. 2:44 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had fallen. 4:11 p.m. A caller reported that two people were arguing in the lobby of the courthouse. 4:57 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4. 5:34 p.m. A person was found unconscious at the Elochoman Slough Marina. The Cathlamet ambulance, the Cathlamet Fire Department, a deputy, and Life Flight responded. 9:27 p.m. A caller reported that cows were loose on a Puget Island road. The owner was contacted.
August 11 — 12:14 a.m. A caller reported that a vehicle with a temporary plate was parked in the day use area of County Line Park. 4:19 a.m. The sheriff’s department got an alert from an Apple Watch. The person initially said everything was fine then said his wife fell but they didn’t need a medical response. He called later wanting a medical response. 4:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who fell. 8:32 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident had security concerns after two unwanted males were seen visiting her home while she was out of town. 8:56 a.m. A deputy accompanied someone posting an eviction notice at a Rosburg home. 11:12 a.m. Deputies provided a civil standby at a Beaver Creek property. 2:21 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported a clinic patient with chest pain to the hospital. 3:16 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an East Valley resident with respiratory issues. 4:40 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services. A deputy spoke to the alleged victim about the circumstances. 5:36 p.m. A caller said he would be shooting at the water treatment plant, just in case there were any calls. 8:06 p.m. An employee at a cannabis business became concerned after a caller, claiming to be with her boss, asked for a photo of the interior of the store. She said she realized something wasn’t right after she gave the caller her personal number. While talking on the phone with her manager about the matter, she received a text from someone claiming to be her manager. A deputy followed up on the information, advised the person to remain vigilant, and said they would check on the business that night.
August 12 — 12:35 a.m. A deputy was following a westbound driver going 105 mph on SR 4 in the Elochoman Valley area. The driver would not pull over, and the deputy disengaged. 7:29 a.m. A road rage incident was reported. The situation was said to be escalating and one driver was said to be aggressive and carrying a firearm. 10:52 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Rosedale resident. 4:39 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and deputies responded when a caller said a person in Grays River had road rash and broken bones in his feet. There was no information about how he was injured. They were unable to locate the individual and later learned he was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. 9:42 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist and medical assessment for a Rosedale resident after he fell. 10:08 p.m. A caller said that a post office van had been left unattended with the rear flashers on. Dispatch attempted to contact the postmaster but there was no response. A secondary person was contacted and they were headed to the location where the vehicle was reported. 10:18 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said a man appeared out of nowhere when she was backing out of her driveway. She said he was wearing dark clothes and was not carrying a flashlight.
August 13 — 2:48 a.m. A caller reported a 36-foot motor home parked in the day use area. They said the family had an emergency and couldn’t take care of it. At 6:26 p.m., dispatch was informed that the vehicle was no longer there. 9:29 a.m. The District 4 Fire Department provided a lift assist for a Rosedale resident. 12:31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy aided a Rosedale resident who was having a seizure. 1:31 p.m. A caller reported that a dog was left in a hot car on Main Street. A deputy notified the owners that they would be held responsible for neglect if the dog suffered. The air conditioner in the electric vehicle was left on for the dog. 2:06 p.m. A caller reported that a firearm was taken from his father’s property. He was concerned that family members were taking advantage of an aging parent, removing property from his home without permission. 2:26 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 3:04 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire in Grays River. The Grays River Fire Department, deputies, state patrol, and the PUD responded. 4:11 p.m. A caller was concerned about a woman parked by a Cathlamet business. She was sitting in her car with her windows up for a couple hours. She was sweating profusely and seemed confused. She believed she had only been there for a couple minutes. A deputy responded and found signs of dementia. There were no signs of a stroke. He attempted to locate family or a responsible party. 4:40 p.m. A caller in Skamokawa was concerned about a person possibly suffering from heat exposure. 8:43 p.m. A caller reported that juveniles without helmets were speeding on motorcycles on a Deep River road.