Sirens: Pedestrian Hit By Train; Breaking Into Penny Playground Bathroom; Assault



Vehicle Prowl

• A vehicle prowl was reported in the 100 block of Virginia Drive at approximately 1:15 p.m. on May 19.

• A vehicle prowl reported in the 700 block of South Tower Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on May 20 is under investigation.


Criminal Trespass

• A subject was arrested in the 500 block of West 7th Street at 3:25 p.m. on May 19 and was cited for first-degree criminal trespass.



• Eliseo B. Montoya, 39, of Centralia, was arrested in the 1400 block of Jensen Avenue just after 10:30 a.m. on May 20 and was booked into the Lewis County Jail on two outstanding Centralia Municipal Court warrants and for alleged fourth-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief, domestic violence.

• An assault reported in the 3500 block of Steelhammer Drive at 2:55 p.m. on May 20 is under investigation.



• A hit-and-run in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue was reported just after 1:40 p.m. on May 20.


Pedestrian Hit By Train

• At 5:30 p.m. on May 20, there was a report of a pedestrian sustaining injuries after being hit by a train in the 700 block of South Tower Avenue. The incident is under investigation and no further information was provided.



Vicious Dog

• At 11 a.m. on May 19, a caller reported that they were bit by a dog in the 200 block of Southeast Park Hill Drive several days ago.


• Just before 4 p.m. on May 19, a caller reported that a man “just snapped” and became “very combative” while suffering “some kind of a mental health attack” at a business in the 1000 block of Northwest State Street. No arrests were made.


Vehicle Prowl

• A vehicle prowl at the intersection of Airport Road and Northwest Louisiana Avenue was reported just before 5 p.m. on May 19.



• An assault reported in the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street at 11:45 a.m. on May 20 is under investigation.


Breaking Into Penny Playground Bathroom

• A subject was cited for third-degree malicious mischief after an adult woman and several juveniles broke down the door to the bathroom at Penny Playground just after 4:45 p.m. on May 20.



As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 145 inmates, including 107 in the general population and 38 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 86 were reported male and 21 were reported female.

Of the WERC inmates, 35 were reported male and 3 were reported female.


Sirens are compiled by reporter Emily Fitzgerald, who can be reached at 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.