Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report, September 28, 2023

September 17 — 10:29 p.m. A caller reported that a deer was still alive after getting hit on

Altoona/Pillar Rock Road.

September 18 — 1:18 p.m. A caller complained about a vehicle that was parked on Columbia

Street. He said the car was partially blocking his driveway and impeded his view of oncoming traffic, making it difficult to exit his driveway safely. The Town of Cathlamet was contacted and the vehicle was removed. 1:57 p.m. A phone was found on Greenwood Road. The owner was contacted. He said he lost the phone at a Walmart in Astoria. 3:29 p.m. The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department was asked to be on the lookout for a stolen Dodge Magnum out of Pacific County. 3:56 p.m. A deputy provided a civil standby for a person in a South Welcome Slough home. 4 p.m. A resident of Indian Village reported ongoing harassment. 8:14 p.m. A caller reported that a woman visiting a Cathlamet restaurant had dementia and thought a man was following her around. The woman was returned to her family. 8:55 p.m. A caller reported an unknown male with two duffel bags sitting outside the pharmacy in Cathlamet after hours. A deputy responded and saw the individual was using pharmacy power. 9:55 p.m. A caller said her truck broke down by the county shop and she didn’t want it to be towed.

September 19 — 9:42 a.m. A Puget Island resident said his dog was attacked by a neighbor’s dog and that the dog was a continual problem. He didn’t want a deputy to respond, he just wanted to document the incident. 7:53 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with an abscess on her tongue. 8:02 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a woman walking on SR 4 near Jacobson Road. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the person.

September 20 — 12:02 a.m. Puget Island residents lost power. The PUD was notified and restored power by 12:53 a.m. 4:18 a.m. A caller reported three or four suspicious vehicles gathered on Brooks Slough Road. 8:31 a.m. A caller reported trespassers on a Rosburg property. He called later to say the people left after he spoke to them. 8:39 a.m. A bus driver struck a vehicle while using the designated bus turn around area in the Elochoman Valley. The transportation supervisor said the vehicle may have damage to the tail light and bumper. He asked that the owner be contacted and given his information. 8:46 a.m. An alarm was activated at a Cathlamet business. It turned out to be an employee. The alarm company was notified.

9:53 a.m. A caller reported that a man who was trespassed from her property was back in the area and across the road yelling at her neighbor. She said he was a hunter and always carried a firearm. She feared for her family’s safety because of past issues with the individual. A few minutes later she said her husband drove down the road and came to the conclusion that the man left the area when he didn’t see him. 10:29 a.m. A resident in Deep River reported that two bull dogs were loose on her property. 10:48 a.m. Two callers reported a vehicle in a ditch on SR 409. 11:34 a.m. A caller reported that a commercial vehicle delivering rock to a property on Puget Island was not following posted speed limits. 7:55 p.m. A caller reported that a possible drunk driver heading west on SR 4.

September 21 — 10:42 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Puget Island resident.

11:16 a.m. A boat had gotten loose from its mooring and was floating down Birnie Slough. 12:45 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with abdominal issues and bleeding.

4:47 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 5:27 p.m. A caller reported that someone was cutting down brush at a Rosedale address and was not supposed to be doing so. The caller said the person became agitated after being confronted for the same thing the night before. The individual was given a warning for trespassing. 7:20 p.m. State patrol and a deputy responded after a student said he had a gun in his backpack. They conducted an interview with the youth after they were able to locate him. 10:52 p.m. A caller said that if the middle school alarm was activated in the next few minutes it was because the kids were returning from a game.

September 22 — 12:08 a.m. A caller said her fiancee was being followed by someone who was armed and staying at the marina. 12:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was confused. 1:34 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance transported an East Valley resident to the hospital. 3:39 p.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Deep River resident complaining of bad shoulder pain. 4:39 p.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. The caller called back later to say his phone malfunctioned after getting wet. 4:50 p.m. An assault was reported at a Puget Island home. An individual was taken into custody. 5:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person at a Puget Island residence with a neck injury from strangulation. The individual refused transport to the hospital.

September 23 — 5:51 a.m. A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked halfway up his driveway. When the driver was confronted he said he was sleeping and would move soon. He informed the person he had a gun. 7:44 a.m. Pacific County authorities practiced an active shooter exercise. 8:28 a.m. Search and rescue training was conducted at the Cathlamet sorting yard. 9:36 a.m. A child accidentally dialed 911. 12:32 a.m. A caller requested a welfare check for a Beaver Creek resident. 6:44 p.m. A person was taken into custody after a Puget Island resident reported that a silver Dodge Ram drove off after hitting their mailbox. 9:06 p.m. A caller said he found a sword at the library while walking to the store. He requested a phone call from a deputy. The deputy said he would pick up the sword. 9:11 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist for a Cathlamet resident who fell.

September 24 — 4:35 p.m. A Rosedale resident asked for assistance after bringing home a homeless woman the night before. She said the woman was looking for drugs and believed that people were trying to kill her. The individual was trespassed from her property. 7:49 p.m. The employee at a Rosedale business reported that a customer made a threat. A deputy spoke with both parties. 9:12 p.m. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Grays River Fire Hall.


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