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Centralia Police Department

Vehicle Hits Street Sign

• At 9:16 a.m. on Monday, police received a report of a vehicle hitting a street sign in the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. 

One Booked on Harassment Charge

• At 9:32 a.m. on Monday, police responded to the 700 block of North Tower Avenue and arrested Ranier P. Wagner, 42, of Centralia, on suspicion of harassment. 

Hit and Run Damages Fence, One Arrested

• At 1:42 p.m. on Monday, police responded to the 300 block of East Main Street and arrested Henry Herrera-Montealegre, 33, of Centralia, on suspicion of hit and run, causing damage to a fence. 

 

Cash Stolen

• At 2:40 p.m. on Monday, cash was reported stolen from a wallet in the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard.

Teen Punches Door

• At 4:57 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a report of malicious mischief in the 300 block of Yew Street. A 15-year-old boy is being referred to prosecutors on suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief for allegedly punching a hole in a door during an argument. 

Window Broken With BB Gun

• At 8:34 p.m. on Monday, police received a report that a vehicle’s window was broken in the 700 block of West Second Street. The damage was apparently done with a pellet or BB gun. 

Soda Machines Damaged

• At 5:02 a.m. on Tuesday, police received a report of damage done to soda machines in the 1300 block of Lum Road. Cash drawers in the two machines were empty. Damage is believed to exceed $2,000, according to the Centralia Police Department. 

Enumclaw Man Faces Drug Charge

• At 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the 1300 block of Alexander Street and contacted a 60-year-old man from Enumclaw on suspicion of drug possession. The man is being referred to Lewis County prosecutors on suspicion of possession of a prescription medication without a prescription. 

Teen Arrested After Threats Against Family, School

• At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the 900 block of Johnson Road and arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of harassment. The boy allegedly made threats of violence to his family and to the school and was booked into Lewis County Juvenile Detention.

Shoplifters Reported

• At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, police received a report of a shoplifter in the 1400 block of Lum Road. Clothing was reported stolen. 

• At 2:02 p.m. on Tuesday, a pair of shoes was reported stolen from a store in the 1300 block of Lum Road. 

Suspects Cited for Lying About Collision

• At 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a collision at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Harrison Avenue. A 39-year-old man from Centralia and a 46-year-old woman from Centralia were each cited for providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Both suspects allegedly lied about who was driving the vehicle that caused the collision.  

Window Damaged by BB Gun

• At 10:08 p.m. on Tuesday, police received a report of malicious mischief in the 200 block of North Buckner Street. A person reported their vehicle had the window shot out with a BB gun. 

Chehalis Police Department

Hit and Runs

• At 9:07 a.m. on Friday, a hit and run was reported in the 600 block of Southwest 20th Street. 

• At 8:12 a.m. on Saturday, a hit and run was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

• At 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, a hit and run was reported in the 100 block of Northeast Hampe Way. 

Burglary

• At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, a burglary was reported in the 10 block of Southwest 11th Street. 

Suspects Accused of Shoplifting

• At 1:25 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue for a report of a shoplifter. A male suspect was reportedly seen opening packs of knives in the sporting goods department and putting them in his pockets. The 17-year-old Silver Creek boy was arrested and released and referred to juvenile court on suspicion of third-degree theft. 

• At 3:46 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of shoplifters in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The two suspects were accused of attempting to steal heaters, a Snuggie and food. Adam L. Johnston, 35, of Lacey was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft and an outstanding felony warrant. Andrea N. Herbert, 26, of Shelton, was cited and released on suspicion of third-degree theft.

• At 2:18 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a shoplifter in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The suspect allegedly fled when police responded but was later arrested. Eric D. Coffey, 37, of Chehalis, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, third-degree theft, possession of heroin and obstructing a police officer.

• At 4:37 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a shoplifter in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Christine E. Cabe, 55, of Winlock, was cited on suspicion of third-degree theft. 

• At 6:56 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a shoplifter in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Kasey J. Ganas, 37, of Winlock, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft.

Thefts

• At 5:47 p.m. on Friday, a third-degree theft was reported in the 500 block of South Market Boulevard. 

• At 12:41 p.m. on Monday, a third-degree theft was reported in the 1700 block of North National Avenue. The person reported concrete stolen in the past week.

• At 4:41 p.m. on Monday, a third-degree theft was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

• At 11:03 a.m. on Tuesday, a third-degree theft was reported in the 2100 block of North National Avenue. 

Suspects Dine and Dash

• At 1:14 a.m. on Saturday, a dine and dash was reported in the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue. 

Suspect Wearing Hospital Mask Accused of Threatening People With Tree Limb

• At 2:57 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of harassment in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. People reported a man wearing a black hoodie and a hospital mask was chasing people with a small tree limb. Jared J. Torrey-Wilkerson, 20, of Tacoma, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of gross-misdemeanor level harassment. 

Assaults Reported

• At 7:34 p.m. on Saturday, a fourth-degree assault was reported in the 500 block of Northwest Pacific Avenue. No arrests were reported. 

• At 3:38 p.m. on Monday, a fourth-degree assault was reported in the 1200 block of Bishop Road. 

• At 3:53 p.m. on Tuesday, a fourth-degree assault was reported in the 1000 block of Southwest 20th Street.  

Vehicle Prowls

• At 1:09 p.m. on Sunday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 2100 block of Jackson Highway. 

• At 4:03 p.m. on Sunday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 1300 block of Northwest Airport Road. 

Harassment

• At 6:13 p.m. on Sunday, harassment was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Protection Order Violated

• At 12:12 p.m. on Monday, a violation of a protection order was reported in the 300 block of West Main Street.  

Identity Theft

• At 3:46 p.m. on Monday, a person in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue reported an incidence of identity theft. 

Vicious ‘Yappy’ Dog Reported

• At 4:01 p.m. on Monday, a person in the 600 block of Northeast Dobson Court reported they were bitten by their neighbor’s dog, described as a small “yappy” dog, according to the Chehalis Police Department. 

Lewis County Jail Statistics

As of Wednesday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 220 inmates, including 189 in general population, 29 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center and two on work release. Of general population inmates, 154 were male and 35 female and of WERC inmates, 26 were male and three female.

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