Sheriff's Report, December 21, 2023
December 21, 2023
December 11 12:39 p.m. A person who was issued a no contact order stepped outside a restaurant in Cathlamet when he saw the two people who were protected by it, he said. They ran away, but he believed they were harassing him. A deputy told the individual that it was his responsibility to follow all rules in the restraining order and advised him to get an anti-harassment order if he was feeling harassed. 12:49 p.m. A caller reported a large rock, about 12-14 inches in diameter, in the westbound lane of SR 4 just east of Flandersville. A deputy responded but did not see any rocks in the roadway. 1:18 p.m. A caller reported that a westbound driver in a black truck with a camper shell and missing or covered license plates was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on SR 4. 5:11 p.m. A driver reported hitting a deer on SR 4 in the Cathlamet area. 5:20 p.m. A Deep River property owner asked that law enforcement check on his residence for unwanted individuals. Deputies responded and found drug paraphernalia and administered Narcan to a person there. 5:32 p.m. A panic alarm was activated at a home on Middle Valley Road. A deputy responded and reported it was a false alarm. 5:43 p.m. A driver hit an elk on SR 4 near the summit of KM Mountain. A deputy and state patrol responded. No injuries were reported. 8:17 p.m. An individual was arrested at the market.
December 12 12:01 a.m. A Rosedale resident said that when he got home from work, he found his girlfriend to be intoxicated, erratic, and aggressive. He said she fell out of a window before leaving the residence in a vehicle. Authorities in Pacific County were advised that the subject may be driving through their county on her way to Warrenton. Probable cause was issued for a domestic violence assault and several people confirmed that the woman was inebriated. A deputy provided domestic violence resources to the caller. 7:49 a.m. A caller reported that a camper was abandoned along SR 4 near Nassa Point. 9:47 a.m. A caller said a westbound vehicle transporting an oversized load and two pilot cars were exceeding the speed limit. 9:55 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to the sheriff’s office to aid a person with chest pain. 10:56 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident found two miniature pigs on his property and could not locate their owner. After attempting to locate the owner, dispatch contacted the caller and gave him the number for the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group. 1:08 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that a neighbor’s dogs were loose. They visited her property, another neighbor’s property, and were seen chasing cattle. 2:56 p.m. A caller reported fraudulent activity, alleging forgery of checks and other documents. 4:51 p.m. A West Valley resident said that someone placed a load of rocks in the easement of his driveway and a logging road. 5:54 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person complaining of chest pain and difficulty breathing. 6:59 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Skamokawa resident. A deputy responded and learned the person was okay.
December 13 8:06 a.m. A Deep River resident complained about a neighbor’s aggressive dogs. 10:31 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of back pain. 10:47 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Grays River home when a medical alert pendant was activated. It turned out to be a false alarm. 12:17 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 12:22 p.m. A student who was described as unruly left the school campus in Cathlamet. A deputy reported that the youth was handed over to his father. 12:35 p.m. A property owner in Rosburg asked the sheriff’s office to remove four people and their belongings from his property. He was told that it was a civil matter and was advised of his options. 4:24 p.m. Deputies and the Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Alger Creek home after a medical alert was activated and there was no response from the individual. The person fell and needed an evaluation. 4:54 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Grays River resident. He was found safe and secure. 5:04 p.m. A caller said a driver rear ended her car while she was parked on Main Street in Cathlamet. 7:53 p.m. A Deep River resident said that neighbor kids were speeding in vehicles back and forth past her home, honking and screaming obscenities. 8:47 p.m. A caller said he lost control of his vehicle on Elochoman Valley Road when a deer jumped in front of him and rolled over an embankment and into the Elochoman River. He said a friend gave him a ride home, but he thought he may have injured his back. He was advised to file a report with law enforcement when he contacted insurance. A tow was requested. A deputy responded to the scene and reported that the vehicle was down a 20 foot embankment and almost completely submerged with about a foot of the roof showing. The driver declined an ambulance, reporting only mild injuries. Both lanes of Elochoman Valley Road were closed while the truck was pulled from the river.
December 14 3:45 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported a trespasser. 3:47 p.m. A caller reported a civil dispute. 9:39 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person who was feeling like he might faint. The caller said the person was using marijuana earlier and was on anti-anxiety medication.
December 15 10:48 a.m. A caller reported an erratic and speeding westbound driver in a white pickup. State patrol was notified. 11:06 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an unresponsive Rosedale resident. 12:46 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with a hip injury. 2:31 p.m. The sheriff’s department received a referral from Child Protective Services regarding a child in a Grays River home. An interview was scheduled for the mother and child. 2:42 p.m. A Cathlamet resident said he needed the water shut off at his house. Public works was notified. 2:50 p.m. A caller said that a student brought marijuana on a school bus. 4:10 p.m. A person was seen looking into an RV abandoned along SR 4 near Nassa Point. State patrol requested a local response. A deputy said the RV appeared to have been marked by state patrol and that there were a couple dozen bullet holes in the rear of the camper. 5:48 p.m. A caller was concerned about goats and guard dogs that appeared to be malnourished and living in poor conditions on a Puget Island property. A deputy responded and determined that the animals were not malnourished and had food, water, shelter. 6:03 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a driver in a green truck was back, speeding past her property, screaming obscenities, and gunning his engine. 7:08 p.m. The sheriff’s office received reports from Adult Protective Services regarding two people in a Cathlamet home. One alleged financial abuse and the other alleged financial and mental abuse.
December 16 7:02 a.m. Multiple callers reported power outages in the Elochoman Valley. The PUD was notified. 7:07 a.m. A caller reported that a car flipped and hit a power pole in the 500 block of Elochoman Valley Road. A deputy, the District 4 Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. A second vehicle was in a ditch and power lines were on it and arcing. Occupants of both vehicles refused transport to the hospital. 10:33 a.m. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle on a logging road on KM. 11:23 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a trespasser. A deputy determined the report was unfounded. 2:08 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a person in a Puget Island home. A deputy responded but no one came to the door. 2:12 p.m. Keys were found in the lock of a post office box. 5:41 p.m. A caller requested assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 6:36 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident after a medical alarm was activated. 7:07 p.m. A caller said she left her vehicle at Norse Hall but would return later for it that night. 7:48 p.m. Authorities in Cowlitz County asked the sheriff’s office to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle. There was a loaded weapon in the car.
December 17 9:55 a.m. A caller reported seeing a single flash and small flame on top of a power pole on East Valley Road. The PUD was notified. 9:59 a.m. A caller reported possible slash burns on timber land. A deputy advised that the fires were approved by the Department of Natural Resources. 11:21 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. 7:28 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after finding a flat tire.