Sheriff's Report, February 1, 2024


February 1, 2024

January 22 8:50 a.m. High water was reported over Eden Valley Road. 11:13 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Skamokawa resident complaining of extreme back pain after a

recent fall. 11:36 a.m. A caller reported that a white pickup was parked by the Rosburg store for several days. The caller said he would post a warning on Facebook about a possible tow. 2:23 p.m. A caller asked the sheriff’s department to notify a neighbor on Puget Island that he was not welcome and that he would be trespassed if he returned to his property. 6:58 p.m. A resident on Fernhill Road said a neighbor’s dog killed one of her chickens. 10:25 p.m. An individual was given a warning for trespassing on a Deep River property.

January 23 12:18 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who had been having a nosebleed for two and a half hours. 8:55 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that a suspicious man stood in her driveway, walked into the woods, and was now back on the road. 8:56 a.m. A caller had evidence of vandalism and marijuana use at Erickson Park on camera. 9:50 a.m. A caller reported that aggressive dogs belonging to a neighbor in the Elochoman Valley were on his property. A deputy spoke with the owner of the dogs and they were secured in their kennels. 9:51 a.m. Authorities in Cowlitz County asked to have a deputy check to see if the gravel parking lot at Mill Creek was suitable for Life Flight. They called back nine minutes later to cancel the request.

January 24 7:26 a.m. Large rocks were reported in the westbound lane of SR 4 near

Flandersville. 10:39 a.m. A caller said he would be walking up and down Main Street in Cathlamet, blowing a small horn and accompanied by two dogs off leash, to promote a dinner at Norse Hall. 11:01 a.m. An unoccupied vehicle was reported to be on fire on SR 4 near Nassa Point. The caller said the fire started in the engine compartment and the whole front and nearby guardrails were on fire. A deputy, the Cathlamet Fire Department, and the Cathlamet ambulance responded. A tow was called. 4:47 p.m. A caller said that traffic was having to go around a vehicle stopped in the eastbound lane of SR 4 near the school access road in Cathlamet. A deputy responded and learned the vehicle was out of fuel. 5:21 p.m. A caller said his truck was locked behind a gate in the Alger Creek area. A security person was contacted and he agreed to to open the gate for the individual. 6:38 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a person at an Elochoman Valley home. A deputy and the Cathlamet ambulance responded.

January 25 3:22 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Rosedale resident who was sick and having back spasms. 5:48 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident with back pain. 9:33 a.m. An employee at a Rosedale business reported that they were receiving harassing phone calls from an unknown caller. 12:42 p.m. Columbia County asked the sheriff’s department to be on the lookout for a gold Toyota Camry after they determined there was probable cause to arrest the driver for assault. 3:49 p.m. A caller said his vehicle was damaged after the driver of a large white Ford spun tires and threw rocks in the school parking lot in Cathlamet. 6:24 p.m. A caller reported that a driver was speeding and passing in no passing zone on SR 4 near County Line Park. The driver was later stopped by a deputy. 6:50 p.m. A caller asked for assistance after getting locked out of a vehicle. 7:25 p.m. A mud slide blocked both lanes of Eden Valley Road. The county road department was notified. The slide was cleared, but the road was still closed because of high water. 9:10 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person with high blood pressure on Messinger Hill Drive.

January 26 7:20 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to an Elochoman Valley home after a medical pendant was activated and the person could not be contacted. It was a false alarm. 8:22 a.m. A caller said an eastbound driver in a red car was passing unsafely. 8:57 a.m.

A caller said a vehicle had been parked in Wright’s parking lot since the summer. A deputy inspected the vehicle and found nothing suspicious. A voicemail was left for the caller advising that it was private property and the owner was responsible for the tow. 10:46 a.m. A Rosedale resident reported fraudulent behavior. He called back later to say it turned out to be a legitimate matter. 2:15 p.m. A vehicle struck a power pole along SR 409. A deputy, the Cathlamet ambulance, state patrol, and the Puget Island Fire Department responded. 4:35 p.m. A caller reported that he and his dog were bitten by an aggressive dog. A deputy responded and spoke to the owners. They said they intended to euthanize the dog after a dangerous dog warning was given. 4:37 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that a woman was at her home chasing another person around and screaming at him while he tried to get away from her. The caller said this was an ongoing problem. 5:07 p.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a person at a Rosedale business who may have had a stroke. 6:51 p.m. A caller accidentally dialed 911. 7:42 p.m. A man walking along Elochoman Valley Road near Kents Bridge was reported to be acting strangely and tossing items into the road and at cars. A deputy responded and the individual was taken into custody and transported to St. Johns Hospital for involuntary treatment.

January 27 4:16 a.m. Two kids playing with a phone accidentally dialed 911. 8:51 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Puget Island resident who had been vomiting throughout the night. 2:42 p.m. A caller said a vehicle was parked in a no parking area on Glen Lane. A deputy responded but was unable to locate the vehicle. 5:32 p.m. A caller said a vehicle was abandoned near Erickson Park. The registered owner was contacted. She was in Longview and confused about the call, saying she “must have spaced off.” The Longview Police Department arrived at her home during the phone call. 6:51 p.m. A Puget Island resident said her husband had anger issues and that he left the home after she said she would call the sheriff’s department. She said he pushed her during a dispute over feeding the pets. A deputy contacted the man who said he was in a hotel in Longview. He agreed to provide a written statement when he returned to town.

January 28 6:31 a.m. Residents on Altoona/Pillar Rock Road reported power outages. The PUD was notified. 9:05 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported that two suspicious people in a white sedan parked in her driveway and were walking around her neighbor’s property, looking through things. 9:08 a.m. A caller said there were nails strewn all over Main Street. A message was left for the public works department. 1:30 p.m. A caller said someone was parked in a no parking lane on Glen Lane. 4:39 p.m. An individual who turned out to be a confirmed felon was stopped on Main Street and arrested. 4:51 p.m. A caller reported a reckless driver, all over SR 4. The driver stopped at a Rosedale business before heading to Puget Island, the caller said, almost hitting two cars. 5:36 p.m. A caller said he was being harassed by a former tenant. 6:19 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported at a Rosedale home. 7:25 p.m. A caller reported an injured owl at the refuge. The caller was given a number to a wildlife rehab center. 10:49 p.m. A caller reported that a structure fire could be seen on Puget Island east of his property. The Cathlamet Fire Department, a deputy, and Skamokawa emergency personnel responded. It turned out to be a an RV, which was leaking propane.


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