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Sirens: Man Cited Twice For Driving Without Ignition Interlock; Attempted Break-Ins

Centralia Police Department

Transient Booked for Alleged Violation of Protection Order

• At 9:08 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 300 block of North Gold Street and arrested Kimberly A. Gotcher, 27, a transient, on suspicion of violation of a protection order. 

Man Cited Twice For Driving Without Ignition Interlock

• At 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, police at the intersection of Alder and Cherry streets pulled over and cited driver Scott R. Reichert, 61, of Centralia, for driving without an ignition interlock device. The officer reportedly warned Reichert not to drive. About five minutes later, after the officer drove out of sight, Reichert was caught driving the vehicle again. He was pulled over again and arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on the same charge. 

Victim Reports Theft That Occurred While She Was Sleeping

• At 5:21 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a theft in the 1300 block of Alexander Street. A man reported $50 was stolen from his pocket while he was asleep. 

Phone Stolen

• At 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, an iPhone was reported stolen in the 900 block of Johnson Road. 

Woman Cited Twice on Trespassing Charges

• At 11:43 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 600 block of North Tower Avenue and cited Jamie S. Weibling, 56, a transient, on suspicion of criminal trespassing. 

• At 5:51 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the same location and cited Weibling on suspicion of trespassing at the same property. 

Chehalis Police Department

Theft Reported

• At 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a theft from the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Attempted Break-Ins Reported

• At 11:14 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a suspicious person attempting to break into a building in the 400 block of North Market Boulevard. No arrests were made. 

• At 12:44 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of an attempted burglary occurring the previous night in the 1700 block of North National Avenue. 

Credit Card Fraud

• At 9:41 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report of credit card fraud from the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Shoplifting Suspect Cited

• At 9:41 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to a report of a shoplifter in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue and cited Travis L. Rife, 49, of Olympia, on suspicion of third-degree theft. He was accused of taking $92.97 in merchandise.

Trespasser Reported

• At noon on Thursday, police received a report of a person trespassing at ball fields in the 1500 block of Rice Road. No arrests were made. 

Scammers Claim to Be from Chehalis Police

• At 7:14 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a scam from the 300 block of North Market Boulevard. Callers asked the victim for money, claiming to be from the “Chehalis Police Alliance.” Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said no report has yet been filed on the incident, but confirmed the calls were not legitimate calls for donations from the department.

Harassment

• At 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of harassment over social media from the 100 block of North Market Boulevard. 

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Tools Stolen from Bishop Road Business

• At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a burglary occurring the previous night in the past day in the 1600 block of Bishop Road. Two saws and two nail guns were stolen and doors were damaged resulting in $1,080 in damage and theft from the business. 

Purse, Credit Cards Stolen in Vehicle Prowl

• At 9:42 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle prowl in a parking lot in the 200 block of Harmon Road in Chehalis. The incident reportedly occurred between 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that day. A vehicle window was broken, causing $600 in damage, and a purse, identification and credit cards valued at $371 were stolen.

Montana Driver Arrested for DUI

• At 12:04 a.m. on Friday, deputies stopped a vehicle at milepost 63 of southbound Interstate 5 near Winlock for a traffic violation. Driver Ernest M. Weir, 46, of Superior, Montana, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 224 inmates with 193 in general population and 31 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 153 were male and 40 were female and of WERC inmates, 29 were male and two female. A total of 24 inmates were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

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By The Chronicle Staff 

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