Sheriff's Report, November 16, 2023


November 16, 2023

November 5 5:51 p.m. A driver was stopped for following too close and crossing a double yellow line.

November 6 7:41 a.m. A bus driver said a man was wandering around in the rain on East Valley Road. By 7:52 a.m., numerous callers had reported the man. One said it looked like he was sleeping while standing. Another said he was moving back and forth between a kid’s bus stop and the roadway. At 7:55 a.m., the man was picked up by someone in a black truck. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the individual. 11:08 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a person in an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy responded and spoke with her.

She said she was fine but locked out of Facebook where she usually kept in touch with people. 1:15 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 4:42 p.m. A deputy responded to a Puget Island home after a caller reported a possible trespasser. She said he looked similar to someone who drove by days earlier and expressed concerns that he might be stalking her. She said she had another stalker who was a Scientologist, capable of mind control, and he was crawling around in the bushes making animal noises. She was advised to apply for protection orders because there was insufficient evidence that a crime was committed. 4:47 p.m. An East Valley resident reported that animals and vehicles were trespassing on his property. 4:49 p.m. A vehicle was seen speeding up and down a Deep River Road and playing music so loud it rattled the windows at the caller’s home. It was an ongoing issue. 7:22 p.m. A person was arrested after a warrant was served at a Rosedale address. 8:49 pm. The Grays River ambulance and a deputy aided a Grays River resident who was having a seizure and difficulty breathing.

November 7 5:38 a.m. A deceased deer was found in the westbound lane of SR 4 near Nassa Point. It was later removed from the roadway. 7:34 a.m. A caller reported that there was water over the roadway in Eden Valley. 9:03 a.m. A tree was down, blocking both lanes of Miller Point Road. The county road department responded. 11:31 a.m. A caller said a skiff resembling one stolen from a mooring basin in Astoria was tied up to the Cathlamet city dock. A deputy responded and found the numbers and markings painted over on the skiff. A witness said a man he described as loud and disruptive in the early morning hours brought the boat to the dock five days earlier. 1:14 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident in Indian Village who was complaining of back pain and needed a lift assist. 2:43 p.m. The driver of a Jeep was seen dumping materials over the side of the guardrail along SR 4 near County Line Park. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle. 3:29 p.m. Fraudulent activity was discovered in a checking account. 4:57 p.m. A possible forest fire was reported but it turned out to be one of the Department of Natural Resources’ controlled brush burns. 6:08 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound driver in a silver Dodge was passing multiple vehicles at excessive speeds and tailgating on SR 4. 6:42 p.m. A driver said that someone pulled out in front of her at County Line Park in a slow moving vehicle and then started throwing things at her car. She made multiple turns, but worried they might be following her when she spotted them sitting at the pullout in the Alger Creek area. A deputy responded and spoke to the person in the other vehicle. He said he was having car trouble. 8:31 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance provided a lift assist to a Rosedale resident who fell.

November 8 7:08 a.m. A caller said a limb fell on power lines along Elochoman Valley Road, causing a brush fire. The Cathlamet Fire Department responded. 9:09 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person at a Cathlamet restaurant who tripped on a chair and fell, hitting his head. The person refused transport to the hospital. 9:16 a.m. A Cathlamet resident found a suitcase on her porch. It turned out to be full of cat toys. 1:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who was vomiting and had a high fever.

November 9 5:36 am. A structure fire was reported in the 1100 block of Elochoman Valley Road. It started in an unoccupied travel trailer and spread to a house. One caller heard a loud explosion. The District 4 Fire Department, a deputy, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. The fire was extinguished by 6:54 a.m. 7:28 a.m. Power outages were reported at two Deep River homes. The PUD was notified. 8:31 a.m. A road rage incident was reported by a parent when her son, who was headed east on SR 4 on KM was allegedly tailgated by someone in a grey pickup, then passed. The driver was said to slam on his brakes, blocking the roadway before cursing at the youth and threatening to beat him up. A deputy responded. 8:47 a.m. A Cathlamet resident said a truck was occupied and sitting in her driveway. She tried to speak to the person but he wasn’t very responsive. A deputy responded and the driver was arrested after a preliminary breath test result of 0.239. 4:57 p.m. A caller was concerned that someone in an East Valley home was being financially exploited. A deputy said the matter was previously investigated and determined to be unfounded. 5:34 p.m. A caller reported a possible missing person. He said he attempted to electronically track the person, which showed a location near Wenatchee. He later said that her phone was on but he was unable to make contact. A deputy spoke to the individual. She said she was in Astoria and would be home later that night. 11:11 p.m. A Rosedale resident said she received a threat on her life from her partner, who just left the home.

November 10 11:01 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a person with a shoulder injury.

11:23 a.m. A deceased deer was found in a ditch along SR 4. A message was left with the Washington State Department of Transportation. 1:02 p.m. A juvenile told a parent that the driver of a white van appeared to be following him while he was jogging in Grays River. 4:48 p.m. Deputies, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Search and Rescue, a drone pilot, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a caller said a man was lost in the woods. 5 p.m. A caller reported hearing a loud boom on Puget Island. A resident was believed to be using large equipment nearby. 5:24 p.m. A deputy, the Puget Island Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded when a driver backed out of a driveway and went into a ditch. No injuries were reported. 7:02 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver heading west on SR 4. A deputy and state patrol responded and the driver was taken into custody. 8:58 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch attempted to call back.

November 11 2:07 a.m. A caller complained that several vehicles were driving back and forth in a Cathlamet neighborhood. A deputy responded and approached two people. A female subject ran away, but a male was discovered to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was cited for possession. 4:01 a.m. A tree was down and blocking the eastbound lane of SR 4 near Skamokawa. 7:29 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person complaining of sudden and severe head pain resulting in dizziness and vomiting. The Cathlamet ambulance responded.

November 12 2:42 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided a Rosburg resident complaining of chest pain. 4:25 a.m. A resident on Irving Street reported that a massive leak from a neighbor’s house was flooding their carport. They also said their water pressure was low. Cathlamet Public Works was notified. Another resident reported that they were without water. It turned out to be a main line break. 12:53 p.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported a deceased deer next to his fence. His call was transferred to WDFW. 1:24 p.m. A caller witnessed someone digging holes in a Puget Island dike with a tractor and was concerned they might hit a pipe. A message was left for the diking district. A deputy spoke to the landowner and he claimed he knew the location of the water line. 3:18 p.m. A caller reported a reckless driver on SR 4 traveling at a high rate of speed, almost striking another driver head on. The driver was stopped by a deputy and given a ticket. 4:14 p.m. A caller said two hunters were trespassing on his Skamokawa property. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the pair. 4:40 p.m. A resident on Fernhill Road reported low water pressure. A representative from Cathlamet Public Works said it was likely related to an earlier issue. 7:02 p.m. A caller reported a hit and run accident in a Cathlamet parking lot.


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