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Centralia Police Department

‘Gang-Style’ Graffiti Reported at High School

• At 9:59 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of “gang-style” graffiti in a women’s restroom at Centralia High School in the 800 block of Eshom Road. 

Former Employee Suspected of Theft

• At 1:23 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a theft from a business in the 800 block of North Tower Avenue from a former employee. An investigation is ongoing. 

Teen Booked for Punching Holes in Walls

• At 7:27 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the 2800 block of Russell Road in Centralia and arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief for allegedly punching holes in walls. 

Winlock Woman Booked for Trespassing Under RV

• At 8:45 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of a trespasser in the 3200 block of Galvin Road. Donna S. Wickersham, 56, of Winlock, was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after she allegedly attempted to enter a person’s recreational vehicle, then crawled underneath the RV.

Centralia Man Booked for ‘Defrauding an Innkeeper’

• At 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a man eating food but not paying for it in the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue. Jesse M. McCraken-Bates, 20, of Centralia, was cited on suspicion of “defrauding an innkeeper.”

Teen Cited for Assault

• At 2 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 500 block of West Pear Street to a report of an assault. Jamie M. Hawley, 18, of Centralia, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault after allegedly striking a family member in the face. The family member was cited on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, but not identified by the Centralia Police Department.

Police Investigate Animal Cruelty Complaint

• At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of animal abuse in Centralia. The case is under investigation. 

Theft Reported

• At 3:22 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a theft from a retail store in the 1300 block of Lum Road. 

Mail Stolen

• At 5:23 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of mail theft in the 200 block of Centralia College Boulevard. 

Shoplifting Suspect Booked

• At 6:55 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a shoplifter in the 500 block of South Tower Avenue. Alexis S. Collins, 40, of Centralia, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on suspicion of third-degree theft. 

Vehicles Stolen

• At 7:54 a.m. on Sunday, a blue 1990 Honda Civic with Oregon license plates was reported stolen in the 1100 block of South Tower Avenue. 

• At 4:56 a.m. on Monday, a beige 1993 Toyota Camry was reported stolen in the 300 block of South Street. 

• At 7:33 a.m. on Tuesday, a black 1999 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 1000 block of West Walnut Street. 

Train Passenger Without Ticket Booked on Theft, Trespass Charges

• At 10 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 200 block of North Railroad Avenue after receiving a report of an Amtrak train passenger riding from Kelso to Centralia without a ticket and refusing to leave the train depot. Latrisha B. Seals, 32, a transient, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on suspicion of third-degree theft and first-degree criminal trespass. 

Man Booked on Protection Order Violation Charge

• At 10:07 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 600 block of North Pearl Street and arrested Scott N. Edwards, 36, of Centralia, on suspicion of violation of a domestic-violence no-contact order.

Man Booked After Allegedly Using Brother’s Name to Avoid Arrest

• At 12:17 p.m. on Sunday, police arrested Robert L. Dunivin Jr., 57, of Chehalis, was arrested in the 100 block of West Maple Street after police discovered he used his brother’s identity to avoid arrest on a charge of driving with a suspended license. 

Juvenile Booked After Assault with Chair

• At 12:32 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 1100 block of Scammon Creek Road and arrested a 12-year-old girl on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence after she allegedly assaulted a family member with a chair. 

Vehicle Prowl

• At 3:12 p.m. on Sunday, a vehicle prowl was reported near the intersection of Tower Avenue and Main Street. A purse was stolen from the vehicle while the owner was asleep inside the vehicle, according to the police department. 

Suspect Booked on Meth Charge

• At 1:22 a.m. on Monday, police responded to the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Interstate 5 and arrested Shyla M. Winterholler, 35, of Centralia, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and on an outstanding warrant. 

Chehalis Resident Cited on Obstruction Charge

• At 9:57 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a report of a collision in the 700 block of Harrison Avenue. Deago G. Perez, 18, of Chehalis, was cited for obstructing officers after allegedly refusing to identify himself.

Juvenile Referred for Assault Charge

• At 10:23 a.m. on Monday, police responded to the 800 block of Eshom Road after receiving a report of an assault. A juvenile male is being referred to prosecutors on suspicion of fourth-degree assault for allegedly kicking and punching another student. 

Makeup Stolen, Suspect Flees

• At 11:31 a.m. on Monday, makeup was reported stolen in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue. The female suspect fled when confronted by an employee. 

Cards Taken

• At 5:55 p.m. on Monday, a deck of cards was reported stolen from a store in the 500 block of South Tower Avenue. 

Items Stolen After Resident Evicted

• At 6:36 p.m. on Monday, police received a report of a theft of items from a residence in the 1300 block of Windsor Avenue. A person reported items were stolen from her residence when she was temporarily evicted. 

Indecent Exposure Under Investigation

• At 7:02 p.m. on Monday, police received a report of indecent exposure in the 100 block of West Pine Street. A man was seen masturbating in public and allegedly exposed himself to a women. The case is under investigation. 

Gun Stolen

• At 7:53 p.m. on Monday, a gun was reported stolen in the past few months in the 600 block of Woodland Avenue. 

Man Booked on Assault Charge For Spitting, Kicking

• At 7:53 p.m. on Monday, police arrested Victor A. Lopez Roman, 23, of Centralia, on suspicion of third-degree assault in the 1300 block of B Street. He was accused of kicking and spitting on a Centralia Police Officer assisting medics who were securing him to a gurney.

Chehalis Police Department

Credit Card, ID Taken

• At  11:01 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of a theft of a credit card and ID card from a room in the 500 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue.

Hit and Runs

• At 11:51 a.m. on Friday, a hit and run was reported in the 100 block of North Hampe Way.

• At 7:56 p.m. on Sunday, a hit and run was reported on the Chamber of Commerce Way overpass. 

Xbox Stolen

• At 10:31 a.m. on Saturday, an Xbox was reported stolen in the past week in the 600 block of Southeast Dobson Court. 

Gasoline Drive-Off Reported

• At 2:56 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a person pumping $93.34 in gas and driving away without paying. No arrests were reported. 

Man Reports Van Stolen

• At 1:36 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report that a van was stolen and later returned on Northeast Division Street. 

Burglary Report Under Investigation

• At 3:32 p.m. on Sunday, a burglary was reported in the 2100 block of North National Avenue. The case is under investigation. 

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Housekeeper Booked for Taking, Pawning Wedding Ring

• On Oct. 24, deputies received a report of a theft of a diamond wedding ring valued at more than $1,000 from the 100 block of Carriage Lane in Onalaska. The victim reported the theft occurred on Oct. 16. Deputies investigated and learned the ring had been pawned for $200 in the 500 block of North Market Boulevard in Chehalis. The victim’s housekeeper, Melissa K. Green, 36, was arrested Nov. 2 on suspicion of second-degree trafficking in stolen property and first-degree theft. 

Packwood Man Booked After Meth Found; Prosecutors Decline to File Charge

• At 12:56 p.m. on Friday, deputies traveling on U.S. Highway 12 at milepost 121 in Packwood reported seeing a green van driving at a high rate of speed. Deputies stopped the van and asked to search it after reportedly seeing weapons inside it. They reported finding methamphetamine and arrested driver Raymond D. Hill, 56, of Packwood. The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office declined to file charges against Hill on Monday. 

Driver Booked on DUI Charge

• At 1:12 a.m. on Saturday, deputies stopped a vehicle due to non-functioning tail lights in the 300 block of East Oakview Avenue in Centralia. The driver, Brian A. Knapp, 49, of Chehalis, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Chehalis Man Ejected in Crash, Faces DUI Charge

• At 8:58 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Elk Creek Road and Dokter Road in Chehalis. They arrived and saw a man 20 feet down an embankment near a creek bank below a bridge. The man, Frank C. Wilson, 68, of Chehalis, was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital and is being referred to prosecutors on suspicion of DUI. Deputies determined the 1996 GMC Sierra Wilson was driving hit the side of the bridge, causing him to be ejected.  

Victim Suffers Stroke After Assault

• At 8 a.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a report of an assault that reportedly occurred the previous night in the 3500 block of Harrison Avenue. According to the the sheriff’s office, suspect, Mark W. Powell, 46, of Centralia, reported that he struck the victim, identified as a 63-year-old Centralia man, in the face after the man made advances on the suspect’s wife. He reported the victim fell and he left. The next morning the victim was found by his roommate and taken to Providence Centralia Hospital with symptoms of a stroke and later taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. The victim was on life support as of Tuesday morning. Powell was booked on suspicion of second-degree assault. The case is still under investigation.

Morton Woman Booked on Drug Charge

• At 10:25 p.m. on Nov. 5, deputies stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Second Street in Morton and arrested driver Evette D. Drotar, 43, of Morton, on suspicion of violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and an outstanding warrant.

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Tuesday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total population of 193 inmates with 162 in general population and 31 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 145 were male and 17 female and of WERC inmates, 26 were male and 5 female. One inmate was on work release and 47 were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

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By The Chronicle Staff 

Please call news reporter Natalie Johnson with news tips. She can be reached at 807-8235 or njohnson@chronline.com.

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