Sheriff's Report, January 11, 2024
January 11, 2024
December 31 10:10 p.m. A caller reported hearing shots fired at the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer. Another person said it was most likely fireworks.
January 1 1:49 p.m. Rocks described to be the size of a cantaloupe were reported to be in the westbound lane of SR 4 near a blind curve in the Flandersville area. 3:13 p.m. A caller reported possible trespassers on a neighboring Puget Island property.
January 3 9:46 a.m. The Grays River ambulance and a deputy aided a person who was injured after a loader rolled over on a logging road in the Grays River area. 10:28 a.m. A welfare check was requested for a student who was believed to be truant. A deputy made contact. The youth had been ill and had a doctor’s note. He planned to return to school the following day. 12:53 p.m. A welfare check was requested for an Elochoman Valley resident. A deputy was able to make contact and determined that the individual was fine. 1:20 p.m. A deputy visited a student who was sent home after making a statement on Instagram about wanting to shoot up the school. She told the deputy she did not have access to firearms and had no intention of carrying out the threat. Two adults confirmed there were no firearms in the home.
January 4 1:28 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aide an Elochoman Valley resident who may have suffered a stroke. 4:57 p.m. A caller said that a student was upset and mentioned a recent assault. 6:20 p.m. A Puget Island resident who recently had a stroke asked for assistance getting into her home and said she couldn’t find her dog after it escaped earlier in the day. A deputy responded. 7:03 p.m. A caller reported that someone was making verbal threats. A deputy reviewed the messages and determined that no crime was committed. 10:22 p.m. A driver was given warnings for failure to provide insurance and for equipment violations.
January 5 12:20 p.m. A caller reported a red car was broken down on Elochoman Valley Road with the hood up and the driver leaning over the steering wheel. A deputy responded and found the person was receiving assistance. 12:24 p.m. A caller said two pitbulls were loose and running on SR 4 west of Cathlamet. 1:33 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy aided a diabetic Elochoman Valley resident. 5:21 p.m. A driver was given a warning for failure to register a vehicle and operating the vehicle without insurance. 8:01 p.m. Following a house fire, a Rosedale resident believed that a former roommate may have intentionally sabotaged his chimney. A deputy responded and determined that the fire was caused by incorrect installation of a chimney pipe. 9:21 p.m. A driver was cited for not having a license.
January 6 12:21 a.m. A caller reported that a young girl was trying to get into a vehicle parked on Main Street in Cathlamet. A deputy responded and learned the child was with an aunt who lived nearby. 5:56 a.m. A power outage was reported in the Skamokawa area. The PUD was notified. 9:04 a.m. A motorist said that cargo from his vehicle flew out and struck an unoccupied vehicle parked along SR 4 near Nassa Point. 2:44 p.m. A burglar alarm was activated at a Puget Island home. The owner of the residence said it was set off accidentally and the alarm company canceled the call. 5:26 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident with high blood pressure. 8:22 p.m. A caller reported that a truck had gone off the road and was in the trees in the Beaver Creek area with its lights on. The driver was not on scene. A deputy responded. A tow was called and the PUD was notified when it was discovered that a utility pole had been damaged. Contact was made with the registered owner who said his son was the driver. The son called dispatch and said he would tow the vehicle out himself and that the accident was caused by a deer. He was unwilling to speak with law enforcement and hung up. 10:49 p.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that Christmas decorations were stolen from his property. 11:56 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident complaining of pain, possibly from kidney stones.
January 7 12:43 a.m. A caller became concerned after receiving several calls with no one on the line. A recent victim of domestic violence was staying in the home and the caller was concerned it may be the husband. A deputy conducted more patrols of the area. 1:55 a.m. A deputy located an unoccupied vehicle that appeared to have crashed in a ditch. Authorities in Pacific County attempted to contact the registered owner. A state trooper planned to respond in the morning. 7:51 a.m. A Puget Island resident said he heard a boom and then his power went out. The PUD was notified. 6:34 p.m. A caller said a man was threatening self harm, was on foot, and tossed his phone in the river. The man was later found by family members.