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Sirens: Man Arrested After Partial Payment for $2.77 in Merchandise; Arson Reported

Centralia Police Department

Keys Stolen

• At 10:42 a.m. on Friday, a set of specialized keys was reported stolen in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue. 

Vehicles Stolen

• At 11:40 a.m. on Friday, a white 1994 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 800 block of West Pear Street. 

• At noon on Friday, a beige and gold-colored 1992 Ford F-150 was reported stolen near the intersection of Tower Avenue and Pine Street in Centralia. 

• At 12:44 p.m. on Monday, a 1998 Honda Civic that was earlier reported stolen to Chehalis Tribal Police was found in the 1100 block of South Silver Street. 

• At 2:08 p.m. on Monday, a dump trailer was reported stolen in the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue. 

Summonses Issued for Assault Suspects

• At 5:54 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of an assault in the 900 block of F Street. A court summons was issued for a 31-year-old Centralia woman on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, third-degree malicious mischief and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. 

• At 1:22 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to a report of an assault in front of a bar in the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. Police sent a summons to a 26-year-old Longview man who allegedly fled the scene in a minivan. 

DUI Suspect Booked

• At 12:13 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the intersection of Lum and Reynolds roads and arrested Kimberly K. Kohlmeier, 32, of Centralia on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

Vehicle Hits Pole

• At 10:54 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a vehicle crashing into a pole at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Bridge Street. 

Suspect Booked After Alleged Assault on Officer

• At 3:44 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 2600 block of Cooks Hill Road and arrested Lucino Mendoza-Farias, 24, on suspicion of third-degree assault. He allegedly assaulted a Centralia police officer attempting to arrest him on suspicion of third-degree malicious mischief. 

Two Booked on Suspicion of Assaulting Health Care Employees

• At 9:39 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the 900 block of South Scheuber Road for a report of assaults on health care employees. Jason R. Ferris, 32, of Centralia, and Jennifer R. McCarty, 24, a transient, were arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault. 

Winlock Man Cited After Fight

• At 1:58 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 100 block of South Tower Avenue in Centralia and cited Jesus A. Canedo, 32, of Winlock on suspicion of fighting in public. 

Vehicle Prowl

• At 7:44 a.m. on Monday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 1000 block of South Pearl Street. A car stereo, phone charger and cash were stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Mailboxes Damaged

• At 8:53 a.m. on Monday, police received a report of malicious mischief in the 1400 block of Kresky Avenue. Two mailboxes in front of a business were damaged. 

Identity Theft Reported

• At 9:43 a.m. on Monday, police received a report of identity theft from the 2200 block of Eureka Avenue. A victim reported their PayPal account was hacked and a suspect used their personal information to set up another account. 

Tools Stolen in Burglaries

• At 10:14 a.m. on Monday, a burglary was reported in the 1000 block of North Washington Avenue. An air compressor, nail guns and a 50-foot air hose were taken in the past three days. 

• At 11:48 a.m. on Monday, a burglary to a business was reported in the 1700 block of Industrial Drive. An outboard motor and hand tools were stolen. 

Vinyl Sign Taken

• At 12:19 p.m. on Monday, a vinyl sign was reported stolen from a business in the 1200 block of Mellen Street. 

Attempted Grocery Theft Reported

• At 3:35 p.m. on Monday, police received a report of an attempted theft of $200 in groceries in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. A man reportedly tried to leave the store with the groceries but dropped them and left when confronted. 

Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run

• At 6:40 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a report of a hit and run at the intersection of West Main Street and Tower Avenue in which a female pedestrian was injured. A vehicle reportedly knocked the woman to the ground, causing minor head injuries. She was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. An investigation is ongoing. 

Beer Theft Suspect Arrested

• At 10:06 p.m. on Monday, police responded to the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue in Centralia and arrested John P. Griffin III, 32, of Centralia, on suspicion of third-degree theft for allegedly stealing beer.  

Chehalis Police Department

DUI Suspect Arrested

• At 8:23 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the intersection of Chamber of Commerce Way and North National Avenue. Lance D. Endicott, 38, of Centralia, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

Vehicle Stolen

• At 8:42 a.m. on Thursday, a navy blue 1977 Chevrolet truck was reported stolen in the 2100 block of North National Avenue. 

Protection Order Violated

• At 4:29 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a violation of a protection order in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Hit and Runs

• At 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a hit and run in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. 

• At 4:04 p.m. on Friday, a hit and run was reported in the 1000 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue. 

Trespasser Reported

• At 1:59 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of a trespasser in the 7700 block of Interstate 5. 

Alleged Arson Under Investigation

• At 10:13 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of arson in the 1200 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. A person reportedly set a pet carrier on fire. The fire was extinguished before fire crews arrived. The incident is under investigation. 

Credit Card Fraud Reported

• At 1:52 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of credit card fraud in the 300 block of Northeast Washington Avenue. 

Counterfeit Hundred-Dollar Bills Turned In

• At 2:12 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of people using counterfeit $100 bills in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Harassment

• At 3:48 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of harassment in the 1200 block of South Market Boulevard. 

Man Arrested on Assault Charge

• At 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of an assault in the 500 block of Northwest Ohio Avenue. Brian L. Friend, 38, of Chehalis, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence and third-degree malicious mischief. 

Man Arrested After Partial Payment for $2.77 in Merchandise

• At 12:38 a.m. on Sunday, police received a report of a theft in the 600 block of West Main Street. A man reportedly gave partial payment for a $2.77 purchase and when asked to pay the full amount told the employee to call the police. The suspect Michael J. Stedham, 28, of Centralia, then reportedly left and waited for police to arrive. He was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on suspicion of third-degree theft. 

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

• At 3:47 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to an area near the intersection of Eighth Street and McFadden Avenue in Chehalis. A stolen Nissan Sentra was recovered. 

Suspect Booked for Alleged Theft of Cards

• At 9:29 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue to a report of a theft of $48 in playing cards. Douglas C. Blankenship, 43, of Chehalis, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft. 

Scam Phone Call

• At 7:04 p.m. on Sunday, a person received a scam phone call in the 2100 block of North National Avenue. 

Morton Police Department

Possible Burglary Reported

• At 2:08 p.m. on Nov. 1, police responded to a report of a possible burglary in the 100 block of Isabell Road in Mossyrock. The home’s owner reported he evicted renters but, noticed several tools were stolen. Police contacted the former renters who denied being anywhere near the property at the time of the burglary. No arrests have been made. 

Vehicle Stolen, Recovered by Fish and Wildlife

• At 2:36 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a vehicle stolen in the 100 block of Second Street in Morton. The vehicle was found outside Morton city limits the following day by Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Staff.

Assault Reported

• At 12:02 p.m. on Monday, a woman reported a domestic-violence assault in Morton in which a man reportedly grabbed her by the throat. No arrests have been made. 

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Saws, Drills Stolen from Silver Creek Outbuilding

• At 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, deputies received a report of a burglary the previous night in the 100 block of Crater View Drive in Silver Creek. The victim, a 61-year-old man, reported a band saw, cordless drills and a chainsaw were stolen from an unsecured outbuilding. The case is under investigation. 

Winlock Man Booked on Assault Charge

• At 10:13 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to the 100 block of Noble Estates Drive in Winlock to a report of an assault. A 26-year-old Winlock woman reported her ex-boyfriend, Gilberto Contreras-Figueroa, 37, of Winlock, punched a hole in the residence’s bedroom wall. When the woman attempted to leave through a window, Contreras-Figueroa allegedly pulled her back and held her down with his hands on her throat. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault. 

Vehicle Prowled, Gun Stolen

• At 5:45 a.m. on Friday, deputies responded to the 2500 block of King Road in Chehalis for a report of a vehicle prowl. A 29-year-old man reported he was on the way to work when he noticed his wallet and a 22 caliber rifle were stolen from his truck. 

DUI Suspects Arrested

• At 1 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were en route to the 600 block of U.S. Highway 12 in Napavine when a vehicle reportedly failed to yield to their emergency lights. Deputies contacted the driver, Austin D. Miller, 21, of Vader, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, third-degree driving with a suspended license and driving without an ignition interlock device and was issued an infraction for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

• At 4 a.m. on Saturday, deputies pulled over a vehicle at milepost 81 of Interstate 5 for driving on the shoulder. Driver Martin K. Fisher, 51, of Olympia, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Tuesday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total population of 199 inmates, with 164 in general population and 34 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 134 were men and 30 women and of WERC inmates 29 were men and 5 were women. One inmate was on work release and 47 were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

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