Sheriff's Report


February 22, 2024

February 12 12:00 a.m. A caller reported that a car was parked by the shop at the summit of KM mountain and that a person was trying to enter the building. When deputies interviewed the subject they said that they were having trouble and knocked on the door thinking someone might be inside the building. 1:23 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded to a Cathlamet resident who was having trouble breathing. 7:42 a.m. The Wahkiakum County sheriff assisted a motorist stranded East of the summit of KM mountain who waved them down for help. 8:38 a.m. A caller reported a car driving recklessly on Elochoman Valley Rd. 12:36 p.m. A Puget Island resident reported that someone had broken into their barn. They said that things appeared to have been rifled through. 5:07 p.m. A downtown Cathlmet resident said that firewood had been stolen. 5:11 p.m. Cathlamet ambulance services responded to an elderly caller who had fallen.

February 13 11:39 a.m. Adult protective services requested a medical check on a Cathlamet resident. 12:22 p.m. A caller reported that their vehicle was struck at the intersection of SR 409 and East Birnie Slough Rd. The suspect vehicle struck the driver’s side mirror of the caller’s vehicle. The Washington State Patrol was asked to stand down after the driver was located and they exchanged insurance information. 3:18 p.m. A caller reported a possible drunk driver near the Cathlamet town limits. The caller reported that the driver nearly hit an oncoming car and that the car was crossing over double yellow lines. 4:55 p.m. A caller requested assistance after being locked out of their car. The Sheriff’s department left a voicemail for the registered owner. The driver called back to say that they were able to gain access to the vehicle and no longer needed assistance. 5:45 p.m. A warrant was served at a Naselle residence, and a suspect was taken into custody. 8:49 p.m. A caller in Elochoman valley reported that they had hit a deer on private property during a dense fog event. The caller did not know if the deer was dead or alive.

February 14 1:47 p.m. A Cathlamet resident asked for assistance after their husband started exhibiting symptoms of a stroke. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 2:55 p.m. A Cathlamet resident reported a child abuse incident, adult protective services were notified.

February 15 12:12 a.m. A driver reported a garbage can on SR4 near Nassa Point. The caller said that they had hit the garbage can but reported no damage. 12:19 a.m. A driver called in to say that the roadway around the Grays River bridge was icy with snow on the ground. 12:43 A motorist reported tree branches blocking the East bound lane of SR4 at the bottom of Abe Creek hill, The Washington State Patrol was notified. 8:11 a.m. A domestic disturbance with a minor was reported in Cathlamet. A mental health and crisis management referral was issued. 12:23 p.m. A Cathlamet caller reported symptoms of COVID19. The Cathlamet ambulance transported the person to the hospital. 12:49 p.m. A domestic disturbance was reported in Skamokawa between a parent and child, sheriff’s deputies responded. 3:01 p.m. A Puget Island caller reported that a vehicle had been parked for six days near the sand pit. Dispatch told the caller that the vehicle had already been reported and checked out. 3:48 A caller notified the sheriff’s department that a boat was going around in circles near the city dock. 3:59 p.m. the caller called back to say that the boat was occupied, and a person is moving around in the boat. 4:20 p.m. A downtown business reported that a person had violated a protection order. 4:40 p.m. A caller reported that there were people trapped behind a logging gate in the Skamokawa area. 7:10 p.m. A crisis line employee reported that a person had called to report that a juvenile was experiencing a mental health crisis. The caller stated that the guardian did not feel safe in the home. 8:40 p.m. A caller driving on SR4 near Brooks Slough reported a car swerving in traffic and traveling at a slow rate of speed. 10:59 p.m. A caller near the end of Altoona Pillar Rock Rd. called to report that a freighter had run aground. The Coast Guard was contacted and said that the freighter had not run aground but was moored close to shore.

February 16 9:29 a.m. A caller in Cathlamet requested help after getting locked out of their car. 2:06 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg business. Employees called in to report that the alarm had been activated by accident. 2:39 p.m. A caller was locked out of their vehicle in front of a Cathlamet business. The sheriff's office responded and assisted the caller. 6:57 p.m. A caller requested assistance from the Cathlamet Ambulance because of issues related to diabetes. The caller refused transport to the hospital. 7:04 p.m. A person in Cathlamet reported a missing person. The caller stated that the person, who had mental health conditions had left the house yesterday to run an errand and had not returned.

February 17 12:17 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle flipped on its side at Nassa Point. The driver said that they had swerved to avoid a deer and had lost control of the vehicle. A tow truck was on the scene. 2:50 p.m. A Puget Island caller reported that a bank statement they received had been opened. The caller said that they no longer had the piece of mail because they burned it. 3:56 A caller requested a welfare check on their parent who they had not heard from for two weeks. The Sheriff’s deputies contacted the person who said that they had been having problems with their cell phone. 4:25 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a Skamokawa person who might be a victim of elder abuse. Deputies contacted the person who said they were safe. 6:36 p.m. A Cathlamet caller reported a domestic disturbance involving their child who was acting aggressively and breaking things. 8:37 p.m. A caller reported a car in the ditch on SR4 West of Skamokawa. The Wahkiakum County Sheriff responded and reported there were no injuries. 9:29 p.m. A Rosburg resident reported a possible dislocated knee from a fall. 11:33 p.m. An alarm was activated at a Rosburg business. The alarm company contacted the sheriff's office to confirm that it was a false alarm.

February 18 A Skamokawa resident reported that their child was trying to be scammed by text message. The sheriff’s department advised the caller to stop communication with the party sending texts. 10:04 a.m. An Elochoman Valley person requested an ambulance due to a laceration. The Cathlamet ambulance responded. 6:39 p.m. A Rosburg resident called 911 and then hung up. The Sheriff’s department called the number back and was told that a person had fainted but no longer needed assistance. Dispatch advised the caller to call 911 immediately if they fainted again.


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