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Centralia Police Department

Vehicle Damaged in Malicious Mischief

• At 11:32 a.m. on Friday, malicious mischief was reported in the 400 block of North Tower Avenue. A victim reported their vehicle was scratched. 

 

Suspect Booked for Protection Order Violation

• At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the 100 block of Shirlee Avenue and arrested Tanner D. Meeks, 29, of Centralia on suspicion of violating a no-contact order. 

 

DUI

• At 9:49 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Atherton Street and arrested Brayden E. Andrews, 21, of Centralia, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Karissa L. Pickett Dahl, 20, of Centralia, was arrested and released with a citation for being a minor in possession of alcohol. 

 

Colorado Man Cited for Beer Theft at Two Locations

• At 7:28 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 1200 block of Mellen Street and cited Mark A. Murray-Staples, 36, of Colorado, on suspicion of third-degree theft for allegedly stealing beer from a business. At 8:35 p.m. on Friday, police again contacted Murray-Staples in the 100 block of Harrison Avenue on suspicion of stealing beer from another business. He was again cited on suspicion of third-degree theft and released.

 

Grocery Items Stolen

• At 10:54 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a theft of grocery items from a business in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. The case is under investigation. 

 

Shoes Stolen

• At 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, shoes were reported stolen from a store in the 1300 block of Lum Road. The case is under investigation. 

 

Graffiti Reported on City Property

• At 4:41 p.m. on Saturday, graffiti was reported on city property in the 700 block of North Tower Avenue. 

 

Chehalis Police Department

Animal Abuse, Negligence Reported

• At 10:43 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of animal abuse or negligence in the 400 block of Northwest Quincy Place. 

 

Protection Order Violated

• At 12:09 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a violation of a protection order in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. A victim reported the suspect followed her home and tried to run her off the road. No arrests were reported. 

 

Scams Reported

• At 1:16 p.m. on Friday, a scam was reported by a person in the 700 block of Southwest 19th Street. A person reported they were getting scam messages regarding bank information.

• At 4:37 p.m. on Friday, a scam was reported in the 1000 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue. A woman reported she got a call from a person who said she had two warrants for her arrest and had to make a payment over the phone or she’d be arrested. 

 

Hit and Runs

• At 4:01 p.m. on Friday, a hit and run was reported in the 300 block of West Main Street. 

• At 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, a hit and run was reported at the intersection of Third Street and Pacific Avenue in Chehalis. 

 

Counterfeit Cash Reported

• At 7:03 p.m. on Friday, counterfeit money was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

 

Thefts Reported

• At 1:18 p.m. on Saturday, a third-degree theft was reported in the 2100 block of North National Avenue. 

• At 3:06 p.m. on Saturday, a shoplifter was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The suspect left before police arrived. The suspect identified as a 29-year-old Centralia woman and is being referred to prosecutors on a charge of third-degree theft.

 

Trespassers Reported

• At 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, a trespasser was reported in the 1700 block of North National Avenue. 

• At 1:58 a.m. on Sunday, a trespasser was reported in the 300 block of Northwest Chehalis Avenue. 

 

Suspect Arrested on Malicious Mischief Charge

• At 10:18 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of malicious mischief in the 300 block of Southwest Third Street. Anthony A. Shunn, 34, of Chehalis, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief — domestic violence, and booked into the Lewis County Jail. 

 

Lewis County Jail Statistics

As of Monday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 224 inmates with 191 in general population, 32 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center and one on work release. Of general population inmates, 162 were male and 29 were female and of WERC inmates, 29 were male and three were female.

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