Lewis County Watch

Sirens: Two Cited for Stealing Electricity; Woman Cited for Reckless Endangerment When Children Wander; Chelan Woman Arrested After Alleged Assault on Officer, Paramedic

Centralia Police Department

Two Cited for Stealing Electricity

• At 8:02 a.m. on Friday, police cited Alexis S. Collins, 40, and Clim G. Grant, 38, both of Centralia, in the 1300 block of Harrison Avenue on suspicion of defrauding public utilities. They were accused of bypassing a power meter to restore electricity to their residence after it had been shut off. 

Suspects Booked on Assault Charges

• At 1:33 p.m. on Friday, police arrested Marjie M. Eng, 54, of Centralia, in the 1100 block of K Street on suspicion of fourth-degree assault. She allegedly slapped a household member in the face.

• At 4:26 p.m. on Friday, police arrested Creede R. Harris, 33, of Chehalis, in the 2800 block of Russell Road on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence. He allegedly head-butted a woman. 

• At 11:53 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of an assault in the 2600 block of Fords Prairie Avenue. Deborah A. Griffin, 66, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, after allegedly hitting a roommate during an argument. 

• At 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a fight in the 600 block of North Tower Avenue. Lucas D. C. Bryan, 27, of Centralia, was cited and released on suspicion of fourth-degree assault.  

Thefts Reported From Residences

• At 5:29 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a theft of items from a residence in the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue. 

• At 7:18 a.m. on Monday, an electric mini bike was reported stolen from the 200 block of Tilley Avenue in Centralia. The bike was recovered. 

• At 11:44 a.m. on Monday, vehicle tabs were reported stolen in the 800 block of South Pearl Street.

• At 11:44 a.m. on Monday, a generator was reported stolen from the 700 block of Marsh Street. 

• At 2:53 p.m. on Monday, a barbecue was reported stolen in the 1100 block of West Plum Street. 

Clothing Stolen

• At 10:39 a.m. on Friday, clothing was reported stolen in the 100 block of West High Street. 

• At 3:52 p.m. on Friday, shoes were reported stolen from a retail store in the 1300 block of Lum Road. 

Wallet Taken

• At 11:29 a.m. on Friday, a wallet was reported stolen in the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue. 

Woman Cited for Reckless Endangerment When Children Wander

• At 5:55 p.m. on Friday, police cited Rebecca A. Hipps, 37, of Centralia, in the 1400 block of Johnson Road on suspicion of reckless endangerment. Hipps was reportedly supposed to be watching two 2-year-old children. The toddlers were found by a neighbor, unsupervised, about to cross the street. 

Electric Motorcycle Found Abandoned

• At 7:53 p.m. on Friday, police found an abandoned electric motorcycle in the 600 block of F Street. The motorcycle is being impounded at the Centralia Police Department until it is claimed. 

Hit and Run

• At 9:55 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a hit and run in the 400 block of South Pearl Street. A white SUV reportedly hit a man who was standing just inside the open driver’s side door of a parked vehicle. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspected driver and SUV are still at large. 

Robbery Reported

• At 1:42 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a robbery in the 600 block of South Tower Avenue. A man reported he gave a woman a ride to the location. She reportedly left and returned with another man, then the two tried to pull the first man out of his vehicle, according to police. The victim fled on foot and returned to find both suspects were gone along with his cellphone and backpack. The case is under investigation. 

Driver Cited After Collision

• At 9:38 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision with minor injuries at the intersection of Pearl and Second streets. The at-fault driver was cited for following too close.

Gasoline Stolen

• At 2:12 p.m. on Saturday, gasoline was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 800 block of West First Street. 

Vacant House Burglarized

• At 2:49 p.m. on Saturday, a burglary was reported at a vacant house in the 2100 block of North Pearl Street. 

Pressure Washer Taken

• At 7:48 a.m. on Saturday, a pressure washer was reported stolen from the 200 block of Aurora Street. 

Chelan Woman Arrested After Alleged Assault on Officer, Paramedic

• At 6:29 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue. Officers contacted a woman who was reportedly “intoxicated and belligerent.” The woman, Julie C. Simmons, 28, of Chelan, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault after allegedly shoving an officer. Because she was intoxicated, officers called a medic unit to transport her to the hospital. While in the ambulance, Simmons allegedly assaulted a paramedic, causing an injury. 

Fake Money Received as Payment for Pool

• At 5:36 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report of counterfeit money in the 500 block of Harrison Avenue. A person reported selling a pool and receiving two fake $100 bills as payment. 

Tacoma Man Booked on Trespassing Charge

• At 7:59 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a report of a trespasser. Michael J. Miller, 28, of Tacoma, was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass. He reportedly refused to leave a business, then laid down behind a customer’s vehicle. He was reportedly “extremely intoxicated,” according to the police department. 

LED Lights Stolen from Vehicle

• At 10:55 p.m. on Sunday, aftermarket LED lights were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Lewis Street. 

Graffiti Reported

• At 5:04 p.m. on Monday, graffiti was reported to a power box at the intersection of First and K Streets. 

Chehalis Police Department

Windshield Damaged in Malicious Mischief

• At 8:08 p.m. on Friday, a vehicle windshield was reported damaged in an act of malicious mischief in the 700 block of Southwest William Avenue. 

Chehalis Driver Booked on DUI Charge

• At 12:26 a.m. on Saturday, police arrested Gregg L. Mattison, 48, of Chehalis on suspicion of driving under the influence at the intersection of 13th Street and Johnson Avenue. 

 Harassment Reported

• At 7:54 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of harassment in the 300 block of Southwest Third Street. No arrests were reported.

• At 5:13 p.m. on Monday, police received a report of harassment in the 100 block of Northeast Leona Drive. 

Dirt Bikes Disturb Neighborhood

• At 7:46 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of four men on dirt bikes racing up and down a street in the 600 block of Northwest Lafayette Street. Neighbors reportedly got in a dispute over the activity. 

Shoplifter Reported

• At 2:03 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report of a shoplifter in the 500 block of South Market Boulevard.

Suspects Cited on Trespassing Charges

• At 2:43 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a report of trespassers in the 700 block of Southwest McFadden Avenue. Joaquin V. Parraz, 41, of Chehalis, was cited on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass. 

• At 11:38 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a report of a trespasser in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. Max M. Dantzler, 25, of Chehalis, was cited on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass.

Caller Complains of ‘Pesky Tom Cat’

• At 11:40 a.m. on Monday, police received a report of a “pesky Tom cat beating up other cats” in the 1000 block of Southeast Adams Avenue. 

Two Arrested on Shoplifting Charge

• At 12:33 p.m. on Monday, police received a report of two shoplifters in the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Larae H. Young, 35, and Doug Y. Galloway, 33, both of Centralia, were cited on suspicion of third-degree theft and released. They were accused of taking a belt sander and battery valued at $159.

 Possible Marijuana Grow Reported

• At 3:17 p.m. on Monday, police received a report of a possible marijuana grow in the 400 block of Northwest Quincy Place. 

Teen Booked on Assault Charge

• At 3:51 p.m. on Monday, police arrested a 17-year-old Chehalis boy on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, in the 700 block of Northwest New York Avenue.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Inmate Faces New Charge After Threat With Razor

• At 1:13 a.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a report of harassment at the Lewis County Jail, on Southwest Chehalis Avenue. An inmate reported that his cellmate, Jeremy Goldner, threatened to slit his throat with a razor after they got into an argument. The victim reportedly believed Goldner would carry out the threat because he was seen manipulating a shaving razor supplied by the jail. Jail staff recovered the altered razor. Goldner, 30, was re-booked on a felony harassment charge. 

Attempted Burglaries Reported Over Weekend

• On Friday, deputies received reports of two attempted burglaries to addresses in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of North Pearl Street in Centralia. No suspect information was available. Residents of the houses found damage to door locks. 

• On Sunday, deputies responded to a report of an attempted burglary to a shed in the 100 block of Cascade Drive in Packwood. A deadbolt was damaged. 

Two Arrested During Vehicle Theft Investigation

• At about 1 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to the 200 block of Skate Creek road in reference to an investigation into a vehicle stolen from the Elbe area. Jesse L. Caraway, 31, of Yakima, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree driving with a suspended license and an improper trip permit. Jessica K. Randall, 30, of Yakima, was booked for an outstanding warrant. Deputies are investigating possible felony charges of vehicle theft and credit card fraud.

Suspect Arrested Leaving Scene of DUI Crash

• At 8:32 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a report of a motorcycle crash near the intersection of South Military and Mclaughlin roads in Winlock. While on their way, deputies received a report that the motorcycle had been loaded in the back of the truck heading away from the scene of the crash. Deputies caught up with the truck and arrested its passenger, the motorcyclist, Lisa A. Hope, 53, of Winlock, on suspicion of DUI.

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By The Chronicle Staff 

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