Sirens: Scammers Pose as Sheriff’s Office; Semi Driver Arrested for DUI After Crashing

Centralia Police Department

Shoplifters Take Vodka, $195 Wallet, Shoes

• At 8:53 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of a shoplifter in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. An unknown woman stole vodka. The case is still under investigation. 

• At 2:53 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a shoplifter in the 1300 block of Lum Road. The unidentified man reportedly took a wallet valued at $195. No arrests were made. 

• At 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of shoplifters in the 1300 block of Lum Road. Two female suspects reportedly fled the scene in a new-looking silver Mercedes. 

• At 10:10 a.m. on Monday, a pair of tennis shoes were reported stolen from a store in the 1300 block of Lum Road. 

• At 3:31 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a report of a shoplifter in the 1100 block of Harrison Avenue. Martin R. Rodriguez, 49, of Moses Lake was arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft.

Car Keyed

• At 9:50 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of malicious mischief the previous night in the 600 block of Fulton Street. An unknown suspect keyed the victim’s car. 

Man Reports Assault by Unknown Suspects

• At 5:22 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of an assault in the 1400 block of Lewis Street. The suspects, three men unknown to the victim, fled the scene before police arrived. 

Hit and Runs

• At 12:38 a.m. on Saturday, a hit and run was reported near the intersection of Locust Street and Railroad Avenue. A parked vehicle was damaged. 

• At 7:36 a.m. on Saturday, a hit and run was reported in the 100 block of West Second Street. A parked vehicle was sideswiped. 

• At 3:23 p.m. on Monday, a hit and run was reported in the 300 block of West Magnolia Street. The incident occurred over the weekend. 

Burglaries

• At 9:08 a.m. on Saturday, a burglary to a shop was reported in the 3600 block of Galvin Road. 

• At 9:08 a.m. on Saturday, tools were reported stolen from a locked shed in the 1100 block of South Pearl Street. 

Gaming System Stolen

• At 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a theft of a Playstation game console by a known suspect in the 700 block of North Pearl Street. 

Oil Stolen

• At 5:27 p.m. on Saturday, a can of oil was reported stolen from the 1300 block of South Gold Street. 

Honda Taken

• At 11:16 a.m. on Sunday, a silver 1992 Honda Accord was reported stolen in the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. 

Teens Suspected in Vehicle Prowl

• At 6:24 p.m. on Sunday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 1000 block of North Washington Avenue. About $12 in change and an iPod were reported stolen. Two juvenile males are suspected, but no arrests were made. 

Centralia Woman Arrested for Violation of Protection Order

• At 6:38 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 1200 block of Royal Avenue and arrested Michelle M. Music, 39, of Centralia, on suspicion of violation of a no-contact order and giving false information to police. She was accused of contacting a person she was prohibited from speaking to. 

Teen Referred for Giving False Name

• At 11:06 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 300 block of Lowe Street and contacted a 15-year-old juvenile. The teen was reportedly found in a park after hours and is being referred to juvenile prosecutors on suspicion of giving a false name.

Money Taken

• At 10:28 a.m. on Monday, cash was reported stolen from a locked drawer in the 1300 block of Alexander Street. 

Teen Booked on Marijuana Charge

• At 3:39 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a report of a juvenile with marijuana in the 900 block of Johnson Road. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana. 

Chehalis Police Department

Teen Caught With Marijuana

• At 8:40 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of a student caught with marijuana in the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street. A 15-year-old Centralia girl was contacted. Police are waiting for lab results to refer the teen to prosecutors for charging. 

Chehalis Suspect Referred to Prosecutor on Trespassing Charge

• At 10:16 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of a trespasser in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The suspect, an 18-year-old male from Chehalis had previously been banned from the store. Police are referring the suspect, who left the area before they arrived, to prosecutors on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass. 

Scammers Target Elderly Resident

• At 10:37 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of a scammer targeting a 90-year-old resident in the 300 block of Southeast Washington Avenue. The woman reportedly gave the scammer her credit card information. 

Scammers Pose as Sheriff’s Office

• At 1:56 p.m. on Friday, police received a report of a telephone scam in the 1200 block of South Market Boulevard. The scam callers reportedly claimed to be from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office. 

Hit and Runs

• At 2:34 p.m. on Friday, a hit and run was reported at the intersection of Main Street and Chehalis Avenue. A truck reportedly rear-ended the victim and drove off. 

• At 7:42 p.m. on Saturday, a hit and run was reported at the intersection of Coal Creek Road and North National Avenue. A vehicle hit a utility pole and electrical box.

Harassment Reported

• At 3:24 p.m. on Friday, harassment was reported in the 200 block of Southeast Washington Avenue. No arrests were made. 

Vehicle Prowl

• At 4:33 p.m. on Friday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. No arrests were made. 

Vehicle Fuel Line Cut

• At 9:02 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of malicious mischief to a commercial vehicle in the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. The van’s fuel line was cut. 

Gas Cans Stolen

• At 10:28 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a theft in the 700 block of Northwest Liberty Place. Gasoline cans were reported stolen from a truck. 

Meth Charge Pending Lab Results

• At 4:58 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a woman caught with methamphetamine in the 500 block of Southeast Washington Avenue. Police are waiting for lab results to refer the suspect, a 34-year-old Sequim woman, to prosecutors for charging. 

Trespassers Reported

• At 8:26 p.m. on Saturday, a trespasser was reported in the 1500 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. No arrests were made. 

• At 9:52 p.m. on Saturday, a trespasser was reported selling items out of a vehicle in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. No arrests were made. 

• At 7:57 p.m. on Sunday, a trespasser was reported in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. No arrests were made.

Assault with Vehicle Reported

• At 10:27 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of an assault in the 2200 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. A person reported a woman was hit with a car that was backing up. No arrests were reported. 

Vehicles Egged

• At 12:07 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report of an ongoing problem with vehicles being egged in the 1500 block of Southwest Johnson Road. 

Burglary Reported

• At 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, a second-degree burglary was reported in the 1300 block of Northwest River Street. No arrests were made. 

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Semi Driver Arrested on DUI Charge After Crashing Into Ditch

• At 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a semi truck blocking the road in the 100 block of Rogers Road in Toledo. Driver Robert E. McKinley, 59, of Federal Way, reportedly told deputies he was distracted by his phone and drove the 2010 Peterbilt truck into a ditch. Deputies arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence after he allegedly failed field-sobriety tests. 

Man Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Items at Truck

• At 8:14 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a report of malicious mischief in the 1000 block of North Military Road in Winlock. A driver reported a man threw something at his vehicle while it was driving by, causing scratches to its side and roof. Deputies contacted Justin S. Ingalsbe, 39, of Winlock, who was reportedly walking in the area, and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree malicious mischief. He was accused of causing between $1,000 and $1,500 in damage to the truck. 

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Tuesday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 223 inmates with 187 in general population, 34 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center and two on work release. Of general population inmates, 148 were men and 39 women and of WERC inmates, 30 were men and four women. A total of 27 inmates were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

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By The Chronicle Staff 

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