Sheriff's Report, September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023
Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including:
August 27 - 9:40 p.m. A caller reported that he left a disabled vehicle on an Elochoman Valley road. He said he would return in the morning to fix it. 11:06 p.m. The Grays River ambulance and a deputy aided a Rosburg resident complaining of chest pain and a fast pulse. An ambulance from Naselle was requested and en route.
August 28 - 2:36 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Deep River resident who had an earlier visit to the emergency room. He was complaining of abdominal pain and an infection. 7:30 a.m. A caller reported a couple cows along SR 4 in the Skamokawa area. The owner was advised. 8:06 am. A medical alert pendant was activated at a Cathlamet home. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 11:27 a.m. A caller said that people were camping behind Norse Hall. A person responsible for the property said no one had permission to camp there. The campers were contacted and trespassed. 8:59 p.m. A driver was given a warning for speeding. 11:11 p.m. A caller reported an erratic westbound driver on SR 4.
August 29 - 6:28 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person on Greenwood Road who was complaining of pain and said he could not feel his left hand or arm. 9:45 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person on Puget Island who was stung by a bee on the inside of her throat. 11:06 a.m. Embezzlement was reported. 12:32 p.m. A caller reported that a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and to use his signal when turning. 3:44 p.m. A caller said two security cameras were stolen from his Puget Island property. 3:51 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident asked to meet with deputies after a family member admitted to taking meth two weeks earlier. The caller said the person used meth for about a year and a half. No substances were found in the home. 4:14 p.m. A Rosedale resident wanted to press charges after a family member traded valuable heirlooms for drugs and a person was arrested. 6:58 p.m. An East Valley resident said she was being harassed by a neighbor. A deputy and state patrol responded. 7:16 p.m. A person was arrested following a domestic disturbance at a Rosedale home.
August 30 - 12:03 a.m. An alarm was heard at a Cathlamet address. The owner was notified. A deputy responded and found the alarm turned off. 12:05 a.m. A caller said a house alarm in the Rosedale area had been going off for about 10 minutes. 9:49 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident who had fallen. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 3:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident who was having convulsions. 6:25 p.m. A caller was concerned about a pedestrian's mental state after the man threw something at his car and started running after him on a Grays River road. 9:48 p.m. A caller reported that a dog was roaming around a Rosedale business.
August 31 - 8:42 a.m. A caller reported a one vehicle accident on East Steamboat Slough Road. Deputies responded to what was described as a hit and run. A tow was called. 11:24 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Grays River resident with a problem related to diabetes. The person refused transport to the hospital. 2:31 p.m. A caller reported a trespasser on a South Welcome Slough Road property. 2:44 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Puget Island resident. The person was detained for involuntary treatment. 3:02 p.m. A caller reported a large tree branch on Greenwood Road. The county road department was notified. 5:29 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4. A deputy followed the vehicle for a while but found no probable cause to stop the driver. 7:13 p.m. Authorities in Cowlitz County asked the sheriff's department to be on the lookout for a woman who was in a vehicle and had been seen brandishing a pistol. 7:16 p.m. A resident in an apartment on Main Street in Cathlamet reported a significant amount of smoke in her laundry room. She thought a dryer vent was on fire. All east county fire departments responded. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to aid two people with possible smoke inhalation. 9:14 p.m. A caller saw the driver of a white truck strike a light pole in front of a business on Main Street in Cathlamet before heading toward Puget Island. 9:50 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that her spouse assaulted her and then left the home. She said she had a head injury. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The woman refused aid and a person was later taken into custody. 10:13 p.m. A caller said a tree fell and was blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 a couple miles west of County Line Park.
September 1 - 12:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an Elochoman Valley resident who fell and was unable to get up. The person refused transport to the hospital. 3:54 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 5:57 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Grays River resident with problems related to diabetes. 8:01 p.m. A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked behind the fire hall in Grays River. Someone from the fire department was contacted and he said that they were aware of the vehicle, that it was disabled, and they were not concerned. 9:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded to an Elochoman Valley home to aid someone with an unknown problem.
September 2 - 12:10 a.m. A caller reported a big fight involving multiple people at the fairgrounds in Skamokawa. A security guard said he needed a lot of help. 7:19 a.m. A caller reported that two dogs were loose in the Elochoman Valley area. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was notified. A deputy responded and said that the owner was on the property and the animals were secured. The owner said he was upgrading their enclosure. 10:45 a.m. A caller reported multiple speeding vehicles on Middle Valley Road. 11:08 a.m. A Puget Island resident lost power after a tree fell. The PUD responded and restored power to the home. 12:53 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was light headed and had low blood pressure. 7:13 p.m. A caller notified the sheriff's department that he would be trap hunting on Puget Island.
September 3 - 9:20 a.m. A caller complained about dogs barking at an Elochoman Valley residence. A deputy responded and observed the area for about 18 minutes. He said he saw two or three dogs but didn't hear any barking. He thought there might be fewer dogs on the property than before. 11:47 a.m. A caller said someone was lying in a ditch along SR 4 near the school access road in Cathlamet. 12:09 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person complaining of chest pain at the fairgrounds in Skamokawa. 8:27 p.m. A caller reported that a Puget Island resident had fallen earlier in the day and was disoriented. She was known to have a heart problem. The Cathlamet ambulance responded.