CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
• A 47-year-old homeless man from Graham was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for violation of a protection order after officers responded to a dispute at the intersection of West Main and Benjamin streets just before 7:55 a.m. on Nov. 15.
• Officers responded to the intersection of South Iron and West Main streets at 1:19 p.m. on Nov. 16 for a report of a disorderly male who was yelling and cursing at people. The male was gone prior to police arriving.
• A customer in the 500 block of Harrison Avenue was upset he could not get a refund and “decided he was going to protest in the parking lot” at 2:14 p.m. on Nov. 16, according to police logs. The customer was persuaded to return home and file a business complaint.
‘Mental health crisis’
• At 10:05 a.m. on Nov. 16, officers responded to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road for a report of a male fighting with security. “The male was experiencing a mental health crisis,” according to police logs.
• At 9:38 a.m. on Nov. 17, a caller in the 1000 South Gold Street reported someone spray-painted the lens to their security camera.
• At 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 16, “gang style” graffiti writing was found on a garage door of a local business in the 400 block West Main Street. Two “teenagers” were in the area just prior to the owner discovering the damage, but it was unknown if they were involved, police logs stated.
• An iPhone was reported stolen from the 1000 block of F Street at approximately 11:05 a.m. on Nov. 15.
• Just after 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 15, an outlet in the 1500 block of Lum Road reported reviewing security footage to find an unidentified male subject stealing a pair of cowboy boots from an outlet. The business checked the footage after a clerk found the subject’s tennis shoes hidden behind another pair of boots.
• A theft reported at Centralia Middle School in the 900 block of Johnson Road at 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 15 is under investigation.
• A 29-year-old Onalaska man was cited for shoplifting from a store in the 400 block of East Summa Street just after 7:50 p.m. on Nov. 15 and for possessing fentanyl.
• A 49-year-old Centralia man was cited for shoplifting from a store in the 500 block of South Tower Avenue at approximately 8:25 p.m. on Nov. 15.
• A theft that occurred at a retail store in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue two days prior was reported at 9:16 a.m. on Nov. 17.
• An identified male subject “with a ponytail, wearing a black jacket and jeans” reportedly exposed himself in a common area of Centralia College in the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard at approximately 4:05 p.m. on Nov. 15. The subject left the scene before officers arrived.
• At approximately 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 15, officers received a report that witnesses had followed an RV after it struck a bicyclist at the intersection of Harrison and Belmont avenues and fled the scene. The driver of the RV, a 58-year-old Winlock woman, was contacted and denied being in the area, but when confronted with evidence located from the Flock cameras, she allegedly admitted to being in the area but denied striking the cyclist. She was cited for a hit-and-run.
• Officers are investigating the report of a hit and run where a vehicle allegedly struck a pedestrian who was on the side of the road in the 600 block of West Roanoke Street looking for his dog just after 10:50 p.m. on Nov. 15.
• At 7:19 a.m. on Nov. 17, a caller reported someone “drove their vehicle through her yard sometime during the night, damaging her yard” in the 2800 block of Borst Avenue. The caller had a partial license plate number and Centralia police logs stated the department would attempt to use Flock security cameras to locate the vehicle.
• A male was reportedly refusing to leave property in the 800 block of Field Avenue at 2:41 p.m. on Nov. 16. He was last seen going into the woods prior to the officers’ arrival and Centralia police were unable to locate the individual.
• A two-vehicle, non-injury accident, was reported in the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Russell Road at 3:26 on Nov. 16.
• An alleged assault between two adult males in the 700 block of North Tower Avenue at 11:12 p.m. on Nov. 16 is under investigation.
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
• Possible harassment was reported in the 10 block of Southwest Chehalis Avenue just before 8:35 a.m. on Nov. 13.
• A text threat to “pour gasoline on (a) house” in the 300 block of Southeast Park Hill Drive was reported at 5:23 p.m. on Nov. 16.
• An ongoing case of sexual misconduct was reported in the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street just before 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 13. The case was referred to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
• Just after 11 a.m. on Nov. 13, a third-degree theft that occurred in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue the day prior was reported.
• A male subject reportedly used a pocket knife to open packages and transfer them to his backpack inside a business in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at 4:40 p.m. on Nov. 13.
• A vehicle prowl was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at approximately 9:35 p.m. on Nov. 13.
• A third-degree theft reported in the 500 block of South Market Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 is under investigation.
• On Nov. 16, at 10:18 a.m. in the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue, a caller reported theft of welding equipment that had occurred the day prior.
• A theft in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue that was reported at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 16 is under investigation.
• At 5:11 p.m. on Nov. 16, a caller in the 400 block of North Market Boulevard reported a possible theft of a gray Toyota Corolla. A few hours later, a Flock security camera detected the car on Chamber of Commerce Way, and the reporting party called back to say he has his vehicle and “wanted to be very clear that he never said he thought his vehicle was stolen, just thought it was towed. But he has it back now,” Chehalis police logs stated.
• Just before 1 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the 1200 block of South Market Boulevard, a caller reported two “suspicious juveniles” who were “being ‘mouthy’ and they looked like they were going to try to steal something,” call logs stated.
• A case of “non-specific fraud” reported in the 700 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 is under investigation.
• Just after 12:20 p.m. on Nov. 15, a caller reported a group of people, who the caller referred to with an ethnic slur, were “aggressively” trying to sell gold in the parking lot of a business in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue.
• A burglary to a business was reported in the 2100 block of North National Avenue just after 9:35 a.m. on Nov. 15. The reporting party said the business’s door had been “kicked in.”
• Just after 4 p.m. on Nov. 16, a caller in the 500 block of Southwest Cascade Avenue reported a burglary in their residence had occurred the night before.
• Malicious mischief to a vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Northeast Hampe Way at 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 13.
• A drug violation was reported in the 1300 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue just before 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 13.
• At 10:48 a.m. on Nov. 16, a caller from the 10 block of Northeast Cascade Avenue reported a female in the alley near the St. Helens Apartments with no weapons was “just screaming.” The caller, in another call at 10:52 a.m., advised the female was “sitting down behind the garbage can, kind of hiding,” police reports state. Chehalis police located the female and reported no aid was needed.
• Just before 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 13, a caller reported a female subject was “screaming at her while going 25 mph” in the 800 block of South Market Boulevard.
• A domestic dispute was reported in the 700 block of Southwest Pacific Avenue at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 13.
• A verbal dispute was reported in the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at approximately 11:35 a.m. on Nov. 15.
• At 1:10 p.m. on Nov. 16, a verbal and possibly physical domestic incident was reported in the 10 block of Southwest Fifth Street. The Chehalis police report was still pending on Friday.
• A verbal dispute between a man with “a beer in his hand” and a woman was reported in the 700 block of Northwest Liberty Place at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 16.
• Someone was reportedly “pounding on the door” of a business in the 600 block of Northwest Arkansas Way just after 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.
• “Suspicious circumstances” reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at 9:50 a.m. on Nov. 15 are under investigation.
• At 7:19 a.m. on Nov. 17, a caller in the 1500 block of South Market Boulevard reported being at an ATM when a group of males surrounded him. The reporting party “backed out and left.”
• A case of sexual misconduct reported in the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street at 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 15 is under investigation.
• A case of trespassing was reported at the intersection of state Route 6 and Southwest Riverside Drive just after 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 15.
• A male subject was moved along from the parking lot of a business in the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Nov. 16.
• A non-injury collision reported at the intersection of North National Avenue and Northeast Coal Creek Road just after 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 15 is under investigation.
• A non-injury collision reported at the intersection Airport Road and Northwest Louisiana Avenue just before 3:50 p.m. on Nov. 15 is under investigation.
• A non-injury, non-blocking collision involving a passenger car and a semi truck was reported at the intersection of Northwest Pacific Avenue and Northwest Front Street just after 6:10 p.m. on Nov. 15.
• Just before 10 p.m. on Nov. 16, a two-vehicle accident with damage but “no serious injury” was reported in the intersection of Southwest Parkland Drive and Southwest Interstate Avenue between a gray Chevy Sonic and a tan Hummer.
• A hit-and-run was reported in the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue at 10:10 p.m. on Nov. 15.
LEWIS COUNTY JAIL STATISTICS
As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 137 inmates, including 123 in the general population and 14 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center (WERC). Of general population inmates, 100 were reported male and 23 were reported female. Of the WERC inmates, 12 were reported male and two were reported female.
Sirens are compiled by reporter Emily Fitzgerald, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Centralia Police Department can be reached at 360-330-7680 and the Chehalis Police Department can be reached at 360-748-8605. If you were a victim of physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault, call Hope Alliance at 360-748-6601 or the Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County at 360-623-1990.