Sheriff's Report, October 5, 2023
October 5, 2023
September 25 — 6:01 a.m. A tree was down and blocking both lanes of SR 4 near Flandersville. 6:57 a.m. A caller reported that a lock on a box truck was broken and that a homeless person was seen on the Rosedale property the day before. 8:03 a.m. A tree was down and tangled in power lines on an Elochoman Valley road. The county road department and the PUD were notified. 8:16 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a power outage. 8:43 a.m. A driver said that the intersection of SR 4 and Main Street in Cathlamet was slick, possibly because of an oil or diesel spill. State patrol was notified. 11:52 a.m. A caller reported a scam in progress involving the exchange of a gift card for lottery winnings. 12:12 p.m. A caller reported that her credit card was used to make fraudulent charges. At 3:50 p.m., a person involved in the matter was arrested for violating a protection order. 5:14 p.m. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance aided a person in the county jail complaining of chest pain. 6:42 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle parked in downtown Cathlamet.
September 26 — 11:50 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a former boyfriend violated a protection order after she found evidence that he was in her home, including going through some of her things and leaving some of his property there. A deputy attempted unsuccessfully to contact the caller multiple times. 2:23 p.m. A caller requested a deputy for a civil standby at a Puget Island home to pick up his belongings. 7:24 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was complaining of high blood pressure and trouble breathing. 10:16 a.m. A deputy conducted a field sobriety test for a driver on SR 4 just east of Cathlamet. The person was cited for minor in possession and failing to dim lights. A licensed driver arrived to pick up the individual and the vehicle.
September 27 — 4:39 a.m. Power outages were reported throughout the morning in the Westend, on Puget Island, in Skamokawa, and the Elochoman Valley. The PUD was notified and restored power by 4:51 p.m. 5:41 a.m. The PUD reported that a tree was down and blocking both lanes of SR 4 near the top of KM. Later, trees were reported to be down on Middle Valley Road, Oneida Road, and in several locations on SR 4. Multiple trees were down on Ingalls Road, and power lines and a tree were down on Peterson Road. The Washington State Department of Transportation was notified. 5:51 a.m. The Oscar B ferry was temporarily shut down because of wind. Unable to dock at the time, the crew said they would try to resume service in the next hour. The ferry was back on schedule at 7 a.m. 6:57 a.m. A caller reported a possible abandoned rollover accident on SR 4 at the eastern base of KM. A tow was called. 7:25 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who may have suffered a stroke. 10:18 a.m. A caller reported a deer with a possible infection in a rear leg. A message was left for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 10:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and the Cathlamet Fire Department aided a Rosedale resident who may have suffered a stroke. 3:27 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosburg resident who fell. 4:11 p.m. A Glengate resident complained that a neighbor was parking in her driveway. 4:29 p.m. A caller reported that a suspicious vehicle was parked under the Deep River bridge for nearly a month.
September 28 — 12:30 a.m. Emergency personnel in Skamokawa responded to an East Valley home to aid a person complaining of shortness of breath. 6:35 a.m. A caller reported that a large buck was in a lane of travel on SR 4 after being struck by a vehicle. 11:02 a.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Adult Protective Services for an individual in a home on Greenwood Road. 2:58 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy responded to a possible overdose. 5:52 p.m. An East Valley resident said he ran two males off his property for cutting firewood. He said they lived nearby and traveled to and from his property on bicycles. 8:48 p.m. Pacific County authorities requested assistance in finding a juvenile who was possibly staying with a male subject at a Deep River home. 8:51 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said a juvenile left the house and announced he wouldn’t return. A deputy found the youth and returned him to the home. 10:08 p.m. A domestic disturbance involving a juvenile and a parent was reported at a Cathlamet home. Deputies responded and a domestic violence advocate was requested.
September 29 — 8:43 a.m. A caller reported a large fire at an Elochoman Valley residence. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. It turned out to be an illegal burn pile and the property owner agreed to extinguish the fire. 10:09 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that fire alarms were going off and that they could see smoke but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. After some investigation, they were able to locate the source of the smoke and take care of it. 10:50 a.m. A caller reported a large bag of trash on SR 4 near County Line Park. 12:52 p.m. An alarm was activated at the county road shop. 1:28 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing person at a Skamokawa restaurant. 2:35 p.m. A Puget Island resident said a burglar alarm was activated. It turned out to be a false alarm. 3:35 p.m. A caller requested a welfare check on people in a Puget Island home. The caller said they were ill and she had not heard from them in a few days. A deputy spoke to someone in the home and learned they were fine. 6:23 p.m. State patrol requested assistance with a traffic stop. 11 p.m. A caller reported that an RV was on fire on SR 4 in the Rosburg area. Sounds of explosions were heard. State patrol, a deputy, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the Grays River ambulance responded. Arson was suspected after a person was seen dousing the vehicle with gasoline and heading west on foot. 11:11 p.m. A caller reported that an abandoned RV was on fire on SR 4 in the Deep River area. A deputy, state patrol, and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. Arson was suspected after a person was seen dousing the vehicle with gasoline and running away.
September 30 — 6:52 a.m. Deputies attempted to put out a fire that reignited in an abandoned RV in the Rosburg area. The Grays River Fire Department and the Grays River ambulance responded. 1:45 p.m. A wallet was found on a Puget Island road. Dispatch left a message for the owner. 2:24 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that her cat had been shot for the fifth time. A deputy took pictures of the injured cat. The caller said a male at a neighboring home was out shooting earlier. The deputy spoke to the neighbor about the location of their target, which was within 500 feet of their homes. 3:34 p.m. A caller reported that someone was blocking traffic on East Valley Road and burning brush with torches. 3:45 p.m. A Skamokawa resident asked to speak to a deputy about a theft. 4:16 p.m. A caller reported that fire alarms were going off at Johnson Park. There were no signs of smoke or fire. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded and determined that there was no fire, but were unable to turn off the alarm at that time. 5:21 p.m. A caller was concerned about a family member who was struggling in a kayak near Coffee Pot Island. The US Coast Guard was notified and deputies attempted to get visual confirmation. The person called again at 5:43 p.m. to say the kayaker was home and did not need medical attention. 5:40 p.m. A Rosburg resident said a bear was in her yard. State patrol was notified. The caller reported that the bear left at 5:54 p.m. 6:02 p.m. A caller reported an aggressive, possibly intoxicated driver on East Valley Road. The caller said when she confronted the driver for tailgating, he reached toward the center of his console. 7:10 p.m. A Puget Island resident found a drivers license and two credit cards in her mailbox. The owner was contacted.
October 1 — 7:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was complaining of shortness of breath. 7:54 a.m. Cows were loose and on North Welcome Slough Road. 12:03 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a couple in a Cathlamet home. 4:10 p.m. A caller reported that a Jeep with a front flat tire rolled over near the Puget Island bridge. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, the District 4 Fire Department, the Puget Island Fire Department, and the Cathlamet Fire Department responded. A tow was called.