Sheriff's Report, November 30, 2023


November 30, 2023

November 20 7:39 a.m. A resident on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road found an unfriendly dog on her porch. The Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group was contacted and they advised the resident to call the humane society. 7:49 a.m. A welfare check was requested for an individual and child at an Elochoman Valley residence. A deputy made contact. 1:28 p.m. A deputy, the Grays River Fire Department, and the Grays River ambulance responded after a vehicle traveling on SR 4 in the Grays River area went over an embankment and dropped 20 feet. A tow was called. 4:53 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a woman who was agitated and walking east on SR 4 in her bare feet. A deputy responded and found the woman west of Nassa Point. She was wearing shoes. 9:24 p.m. The sheriff’s office received a referral from Adult Protective Services regarding possible abuse of an adult in a Puget Island home. A deputy decided that the claims were unsubstantiated after speaking with the alleged victim.

November 21 12:48 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Oregon Child

Protective Services for someone in a Cathlamet home. 4:45 p.m. A deputy worked with a detective from Cowlitz County to recover a stolen Audi located near Oak Point. 5:21 p.m. A caller said a life alert was accidentally activated at a Cathlamet home. 9:24 p.m. A Cathlamet resident asked for assistance. She said she was severely depressed and wanted to hurt herself. A mobile crisis team was contacted. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. She refused transport to the hospital in the ambulance for financial reasons.

November 22 9:32 a.m. A caller said that a neighbor drove through his yard on Puget Island after finding tracks leading to the other’s residence. 1:06 p.m. A person with a protection order received an unwanted text message. 3:04 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 4:17 p.m. A fire alarm was activated at a Beaver Creek home. A deputy and the District 4 Fire Department responded. It was a false alarm and everything was found safe and secure. 4:36 p.m. A caller said debris was falling off a trailer being towed by a westbound truck on SR 4. 6:01 p.m. An Indian Village resident said he heard a neighbor yelling, “Call 911!” The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 7:24 p.m. A motorist said she almost struck a man lying in the middle of Elochoman Valley Road. When she stopped, he asked for a ride. A deputy responded and the man was arrested. He was transported to county line where he was transferred to the Longview Police Department.

November 23 7:43 a.m. A caller reported a speeding vehicle going up and down a Deep

River road. A second vehicle was later reported to be speeding up and down the same road with the driver honking his horn. 5:18 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlametresident with high blood pressure, chills, and breathing issues.

November 25 1:32 a.m. A caller reported black ice on SR 4 from Skamokawa to KM. A deputy said it wasn’t bad, just patchy in spots and mostly frost. 3:11 a.m. A parent in a custody dispute asked to have an order served to the other parent before 9 a.m. He said the child was sleeping, but the mother was calling and asking to pick up the youth now instead of later that morning. 6:28 a.m. A car went off SR 4 just east of Skamokawa. Black ice was reported. The Cathlamet ambulance, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and state patrol responded. 9:18 a.m. A caller reported that his vehicle was struck while parked in the Skamokawa area, sometime between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. State patrol was notified. 3:25 p.m. A fire was reported at a Grays River home. The person called back to report that the source of the fire was an electrical unit and that they were able to extinguish it. 5:03 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported that an unwanted person had come to her home. The person left. 8:07 p.m. A caller said a dog attacked his vehicle in the neighborhood of 2nd Street and Una Avenue. He also witnessed a woman chasing the dog and yelling at it. 11:25 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a resident on East Valley Road complaining of extreme pain and cold. 11:37 p.m. A caller said that Elochoman Valley Road needed to be de-iced. He said the whole road needed it, but it was particularly icy at Kents Bridge. The county road department was notified.

November 26 9:28 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and the Grays River Fire Department

aided a Grays River resident with a possible fractured pelvis. 10:08 a.m. A caller said the driver

of a silver van was on the side of SR 4 at Little Cape Horn, slumped over the wheel. A deputy

responded and found the driver awake and alert. The man said he was texting. 12:11 p.m. A

driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence. 4:09 p.m. A caller found a “power

box” open in the Deep River area. The PUD was notified. A deputy responded when bolt cutters

and an empty box of alcoholic drinks were found nearby. He found no signs of forced entry. 4:55

p.m. An individual was taken into custody after a caller reported a domestic disturbance at a

Cathlamet home.


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