Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Sheriff's Report

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the last week, including:

January 15 2:32 a.m. A caller said he could hear a man screaming in the Skamokawa area, first near the Duck Inn and later around Redmen Hall. He couldn’t see the man and he couldn’t understand what he was saying. A deputy responded and spoke to an individual who was looking for his dog. The man was advised to keep his voice down as he had woken his neighbors, and advised to take care of himself and keep warm, but he refused. He was very concerned about his dog, who he said never wandered off. The deputy helped him look for his dog. 6:07 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that they were without water. The PUD was notified and water was restored at 12:11 p.m. 7:53 a.m. A caller said a vehicle had been parked in the day use area at County Line Park for three days. Attempts were made to contact the registered owner, but there was no answer. 8:13 a.m. A caller said cattle were loose in Middle Valley. He said it was the third or fourth time it had happened in the last month. Dispatch contacted the owner. 10:45 a.m. A Puget Island resident reported a power outage. The PUD was notified. 2:10 p.m. An East Sunny Sands resident said she had a broken waterline and asked to have her water turned off. The PUD was notified. 4:47 p.m. A caller reported a reckless driver spinning around in the parking lot of a Puget Island church. 5:27 p.m. A caller reported that a driver was speeding and spinning out in both school parking lots in Cathlamet. 8:30 p.m. A caller said there was no water in the RV park in Rosedale. The town was notified, but it turned out that a plumber had turned off the water at the park to fix a leak. 9:53 p.m. Deputies were on the lookout for a black Toyota Corolla involved in a hit and run. Cowlitz County was notified when deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.

January 16 4:27 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who fell. No injuries were reported. 8:44 a.m. A caller said people were racing quads around the Glen Gate neighborhood and cutting cookies. A deputy responded at 10:29 a.m. and said he did not see anyone. 12:26 p.m. A caller said a Fed Ex truck was blocking both lanes of SR 4 a mile west of County Line Park. A deputy responded and reported at 12:44 p.m. that the vehicle was moving and making deliveries. 3:56 p.m. A caller said that an ATV rider was treating a street in Glen Gate like an ATV track, and possibly heading up and down Columbia Street as well. 4:50 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Beaver Creek resident who had fallen and was complaining of chest pain and trouble breathing. 6:30 p.m. A caller reported ATV riders trespassing on private property in Rosedale. He called back later to say the situation had been resolved. 7:13 p.m. A caller said that the top of Beaver Creek was very slick and road conditions were bad. The county road department and Wahkiakum Emergency Management were notified. 9:35 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a burst water pipe and three to four inches of water in her utility room. The public works superintendent was notified.

January 17 9:29 a.m. A person who reported an ATV rider on his land the previous day found damage to his property. The owner of the ATV was trespassed. 9:40 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident complaining of abdominal pain. 11:40 a.m. A caller asked for assistance after a vehicle owner was accidentally locked out of his car by his dog at a Rosedale business. 11:52 a.m. A wallet was found at a Cathlamet business and given to a deputy. The wallet was later returned to the owner. 1:42 p.m. A caller reported a giant rock in the westbound lane of SR 4 near the bottom of Abe Creek Hill. The Washington State Department of Transportation responded. 2:04 p.m. A caller found an elk with an arrow in its back in the West Valley area. The call was transferred to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 7:51 p.m. A caller reported that a vehicle was on the side of Beaver Creek Road. The lights were on, but there were no occupants and no one was seen walking along the road. A deputy responded and the vehicle was tagged and taped. 8:13 p.m. A caller was concerned about her children’s safety after hearing of possible abusive behavior by their father’s girlfriend.

January 18 3:31 p.m. An individual was arrested after a domestic disturbance was reported at a Glen Gate home. 3:50 p.m. A caller reported a speeding driver in a white pick up on North Welcome Slough Road. 5:21 p.m. A caller reported a driver at County Line Park had not turned on his lights. At 5:23 p.m., the caller said the driver turned on his lights. 6:41 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported a power outage. 7:32 p.m. A caller reported a large rock on SR 4 west of Mill Creek Road and said there was an active landslide. State patrol and WSDOT were notified. 9:15 p.m. A caller said there were rocks and debris on SR 4 east of Nassa Point. WSDOT responded. 9:21 p.m. A caller reported a domestic disturbance at a Rosedale home. Deputies responded and observed no injuries and learned that there had been no arguing. 11:11 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance and a deputy aided a Rosedale resident who was hallucinating.

January 19 10:44 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had fallen. 11:08 a.m. A Beaver Creek resident reported that a protection order may have been violated. 4:01 p.m. A caller said unauthorized charges were made to a nonprofit bank account. It was determined that the charges were made to Amazon by a former employee in error. The former employee said she would rectify the matter, and it was resolved. 11:19 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided an ailing Rosedale resident. 11:53 p.m. A Puget Island resident said she could hear someone in her yard. Deputies responded and found nothing.

January 20 7:49 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident said that people rafting on the Elochoman were anchored on his bank and arguing with people on the property. 10:11 a.m. A Deep River resident reported that a neighbor’s dog was loose and causing problems. 12:08 p.m. A caller reported an erratic driver in a silver pick up heading east on SR 4. A deputy was unable to locate the vehicle. 1:44 p.m. A West Valley resident reported hearing what he believed was a shot fired from a truck on his neighbor’s property. A deputy responded and determined that everything was safe and secure at the location. 6:08 p.m. A caller, concerned about vandalism, reported that a truck had stopped at the Grays River cemetery. 6:24 p.m. A caller reported that a pick up was on fire on Mullen Road near power lines. A deputy, the District 4 Fire Department, the PUD, the Cathlamet ambulance, the Grays River Fire Department, the Skamokawa Fire Department, and Skamokawa emergency personnel responded. 10:54 p.m. A caller said a vehicle was blocking the westbound lane of SR 4 in Rosburg and appeared to have been in an accident. State patrol learned that the driver had been taken to a residence on Fossil Creek Road and met a deputy at that location.

January 21 2 a.m. Skamokawa emergency personnel provided a lift assist to an East Valley resident who had fallen. 5:36 a.m. A person was found unconscious in a Puget Island home. The Cathlamet ambulance, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the Puget Island Fire

Department responded. A deputy was requested when family members started yelling at responders. 3:31 p.m. A caller reported that five cows were on East Valley Road. A message was left with the possible owner. She called back to say they weren’t hers, but she said she was able to get them back on their property. 4:03 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after a person in the home threatened to harm himself. Personnel from a crisis team responded. 4:27 p.m. A Deep River resident reported that a dog was harassing wildlife and barking constantly for the last hour. 8:56 p.m. A deputy said that a driver at County Line Park would not cooperate, but eventually he was able to reason with her. She got warm in his vehicle while deputies got her vehicle started.


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