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Sirens: Dog Poop Harassment; Dilapidated RV Towed While Resident Still Inside

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Drivers Booked on DUI Charges

• At 1:41 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of Evans and Hinkley roads in Toledo. An off-duty trooper from the Washington State Patrol was the first law enforcement officer on the scene. Deputies arrived to find a 2006 Chevrolet Impala in a ditch. Driver Vincent M. Carley, 67, of Toledo, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and booked into the Lewis County Jail. 

• At 12:50 a.m. on Thursday, a Toledo police officer driving north on Interstate 5 at about milepost 72 reported seeing a vehicle driving about 45 miles per hour in the far left lane, flashing its lights and leaving its blinker on. Deputies from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded as the driver exited the freeway at Labree Road in Chehalis. The driver, identified as Jacob J. Viveiros, 24, of Olympia, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Lewis County Jail. 

Man Booked for Threats to Kill, Assault

• At 7:17 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a dispute in the 300 block of Deep Creek Road in Chehalis. The alleged victim, a 46-year-old Chehalis woman, reported the suspect, identified as Howard E. Runyon, 59, of Chehalis, assaulted her twice — by choking her and throwing her into a door frame — and threatened to kill her. Runyon was arrested on suspicion of harassment — threat to kill and referred to prosecutors on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

Chehalis Police Department

Illegal Panhandling Reported

• At 3:24 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of illegal panhandling at the exit 79 onramp of southbound Interstate 5. 

Dog Poop Harassment Reported

• At 7:26 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of harassment in the 200 block of Southwest Second Street. A person reported problems with a neighbor’s dog continually pooping in their yard. 

• At 11:09 a.m. on Thursday, a person in the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue reported a neighbor was letting their dog poop in the reporting person’s yard. 

Trespasser Reported

• At 10:43 a.m. on Thursday, a trespasser was reported in the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Assault Reported

• At 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of an assault near the intersection of Seventh Street and Cascade Avenue. No arrests were reported. 

Dilapidated RV Towed While Resident Still Inside

• At 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 900 block of Northwest Pennsylvania Avenue after receiving a report of a woman trespassing in a camper. According to the Chehalis Police Department, an RV was “red-tagged” by the city, meaning it was uninhabitable. A tow-truck removed the vehicle and took it to a parking lot for temporary storage. When the tow-truck driver opened the RV’s door, he found a woman still living inside. Rachel J. Rider, 35, of Centralia, was arrested on suspicion of residing in a recreational vehicle where prohibited and second-degree criminal trespass.

Pink-Haired Woman, Man with Neck Tattoo Abandon Theft Attempt

• At 4:33 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of an attempted theft of merchandise in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. A woman with pink hair and a man with a neck tattoo reportedly filled a grocery cart and left it at the door but left it and their belongings behind. No arrests were made.

Centralia Police Department

Hit and Run

• At 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday, a hit and run was reported in the 500 block of North Gold Street. A red Ford F150 truck was spotted crashing into a chain link fence causing damage to the fence and the vehicle. The driver and vehicle fled the scene. 

Safe Damaged in Office Burglary

 At 9:23 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a burglary at a business in the 900 block of South Gold Street. A safe was damaged and items were stolen. 

Vehicle Prowls

• At 12:43 p.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 600 block of Jefferson Street in Centralia. Paperwork was reported stolen. 

• At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, paperwork was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Woodland Avenue.

• At 9:54 a.m. on Thursday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 2200 block of Sirkka Avenue. 

• At 3:41 p.m. on Thursday, a wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of West Main Street. 

Backpack Stolen

• At 3:27 p.m. on Wednesday, a backpack was reported stolen earlier in the week in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. 

One Booked After Hit and Run

• At 10:52 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to a report of a hit and run in the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue. Dustin K. McBride, 35, of Graham was arrested and booked on suspicion of third-degree driving with a suspended license and hit and run to an occupied vehicle. 

Shirts Stolen

• At 11:46 p.m. on Thursday, undershirts were reported stolen from a store in the 2000 block of Haviland Street. 

Man Booked on Drug, Forgery Charges

• At 12:21 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 1300 block of South Gold Street and arrested Aaron M. Lopez, 33, of Chehalis on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and forgery.

Tacoma Man Cited on Trespassing Charge

• At 1:52 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 1000 block of Eckerson Road and cited Trevor A. Smith, 25, of Tacoma, on suspicion of trespassing at a business. 

Vehicle Taken

• At 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, a blue 2006 Toyota Tacoma truck was reported stolen in the 900 block of Yew Street. 

Package Stolen

• At 5:37 p.m. on Thursday, a package was reported stolen in the 1300 block of Central Boulevard. 

Fake $10 Found

• At 5:58 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a fake $10 bill found in the 1200 block of Harrison Avenue. The person in possession of the bill reported they received it as change from another business. 

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total population of 184 inmates, with 156 in general population and 28 in its Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 120 were men and 36 women and of WERC inmates, 24 were men and four women. A total of 44 inmates were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

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By The Chronicle Staff 

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