Sheriff's Report, December 28, 2023
December 28, 2023
December 18 8:18 a.m. A Deep River resident received a note from a postal carrier about dead animals being left around his mailbox. The caller believed it had been going on for nearly a year and suspected that a neighbor might be responsible. 3:05 p.m. Authorities in Cowlitz County requested a tender for a vehicle at Abernathy Creek that was on fire. The District 4 Fire Department responded. 4:05 p.m. A driver asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 5:01 p.m. A caller reported a youth loitering at the intersection of Main Street in Cathlamet and SR 4. A deputy patrolled the area and saw two juveniles and an adult walking toward Main Street. 6:35 p.m. A Rosedale resident said he viewed someone on his security cameras walking from his back yard to his front yard before heading east. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the subject. 7:01 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was stolen from a property in Rosedale. The car was seen heading east on SR 4. A deputy followed the vehicle to County Line Park where they individual exited the vehicle and walked toward the highway. Additional deputies responded, as well as three units from Cowlitz County. The subject was detained. The owner of the car was told she could collect her vehicle. 10:38 p.m. An individual was arrested after a domestic disturbance was reported at an Elochoman Valley home.
December 19 2:48 a.m. An inmate was witnessed trying to suffocate another inmate in the Wahkiakum County jail. 5:13 a.m. The Grays River ambulance aided an ailing Rosburg resident. 6:56 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with covid-19 who was having seizures. The individual refused transport to the hospital. 7:19 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Skamokawa resident. 8:04 a.m. A caller from a Rosedale business reported a stolen vehicle in his parking lot. 9:04 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Cathlamet resident. 9:24 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with covid-19. 10:43 a.m. A Skamokawa resident said he feared for his life and asked to speak to a deputy. 1:04 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 6:09 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Rosedale resident. A deputy responded and the coroner was called. 9:01 p.m. A driver called to say she went into a ditch a few miles west of Skamokawa. She thought she may have fallen asleep at the wheel. A deputy, state patrol, the Skamokawa Fire Department, and emergency personnel from Skamokawa responded.
December 20 12:10 p.m. A Cathlamet resident found two pigs in his yard. 2:34 p.m. A Puget Island resident said he received a threat on Facebook. He was advised to block the person and file a complaint with Facebook. 3:04 p.m. A Puget Island resident said that his wife tried to strike him with her vehicle in August. He said she sped off in the vehicle after a verbal altercation and almost hit him. He was advised to get an anti-harassment order. 3:55 p.m. A youth involved in a custody dispute said she did not want to go with her mother. A deputy spoke with both parents. 4:53 a.m. A caller reported that someone impersonating her boss convinced her to purchase 12 Apple cards. 6:59 a.m. A caller hung up after dialing 911. Dispatch attempted to reconnect but was unsuccessful. A deputy was unable to locate the caller.
December 21 1:37 p.m. A Rosedale resident reported finding an elk on his property that had been shot. He said he heard someone firing a weapon earlier. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife was notified. 3:40 p.m. A caller reported two suspicious individuals driving around on Puget Island. 10:17 p.m. A motorist reported that someone was tailgating him for about four miles on SR 4. 10:53 p.m. A caller reported hearing women screaming and cussing at a Deep River home. It was believed that alcohol might be involved. A deputy responded and resources were provided.
December 22 12:01 p.m. A caller said her son’s phone was stolen while at school. The device was later found. 1:08 p.m. A caller reported that a white minivan may have been abandoned in a Rosedale neighborhood. 2:42 p.m. A caller was frightened after an individual in a Grays River home started exhibiting mental health issues. Deputies responded.
December 23 3:25 a.m. The Grays River ambulance responded to a Deep River home when there were complications in a home birth. Pacific County responded as well. 8:13 p.m. An individual in a custody dispute asked to speak to a deputy. 8:27 p.m. A caller said he would be hunting rodents on Puget Island.
December 24 11:25 a.m. A driver hit a power pole along Messinger Hill Road. A deputy and the PUD responded. A tow was called. 8:48 p.m. A caller asked for assistance for a person in an Elochoman Valley home who was vomiting and struggling with lucidity after smoking fentanyl. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded.