Lewis County Watch Logo

Sirens: White Powder Found at School; Teen Climbs Railroad Crossing; Woman Caught Stealing Coffee Tumbler

Centralia Police Department

Teen Climbs Railroad Crossing, is Referred to Juvenile Court

• At 3:19 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 900 block of Centralia College Boulevard after receiving a report of a trespasser. They arrived to find a 16-year-old male on top of a catwalk over railroad crossing arms. The teen was arrested and released and will be referred to Lewis County Juvenile Court on suspicion of criminal trespass.

Man Violates Protection Order with Facebook Message

• At 3:38 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a violation of a protection order in the 600 block of Centralia College Boulevard. A woman reported a man who was prohibited from contacting her sent her a message on Facebook.

Woman Caught Stealing Coffee Tumbler

• At 4:56 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a shoplifter in the 1600 block of Harrison Avenue. A woman allegedly took a Yeti coffee tumbler without paying. She was caught on surveillance footage but no arrests have been made. 

Vehicles Stolen

• At 5:38 p.m. on Thursday, a white Toyota pickup was reported stolen earlier in the day in the 1300 block of Ham Hill Road. 

• At 6:35 a.m. on Friday, a white 1990 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 900 block of North Tower Avenue. 

Driver Flees After Hitting Sign, Telephone Cable

• At 11:56 p.m. on Thursday, a hit and run crash was reported in the 2800 block of Russell Road. A driver reportedly hit a speed-limit sign and damaged a telephone cable. The driver, who fled from the scene was identified as a 26-year-old Chehalis resident. Police plan to send a court summons to the suspect.

Chehalis Police Department

Trespassers Reported

• At 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a man trespassing in a store in the 1200 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. No arrests were made.

• At 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a woman trespassing in the 100 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue. 

• At 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a trespasser in the 1100 block of South Market Boulevard. 

Police Investigate Bags of White Powder Found at School

• At 3:41 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 200 block of East Oakview Avenue after receiving a report of a student with drugs at a school. A preliminary test revealed that a white powder substance the student had in several plastic bags was not a controlled substance. The case is under investigation.

Scam Calls Reported

• At 7:28 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report from Northwest Rhode Island Place of a scam caller claiming to be from the IRS. 

• At 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, a scam phone call was reported from the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. A woman reported a person called her and threatened her with arrest if she didn’t give them personal information. 

Hit and Run

• At 2:18 p.m. on Thursday, a hit and run was reported in a parking lot the 1700 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Counterfeit Cash Spotted

• At 2:44 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a person attempting to use counterfeit $5 bills in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

Bikes Stolen

• At 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, two bicycles were reported stolen in the 800 block of Southeast Washington Avenue. 

Businesses Report Threats to Employees

• At 3:49 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of harassment in the 1000 block of Southwest Interstate Avenue. A business owner reported a person making repeated threats to an employee.

• At 4:49 p.m. on Thursday, a business reported receiving threats from a dissatisfied customer. 

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Travel Trailer Stolen

• On Thursday, deputies received a report that a 2008 25-foot Skyline Malibu travel trailer valued at $26,000 was stolen in the past four days from the 900 block of Pe Ell McDonald Road. Deputies learned an unknown suspect might have cut a chainlink fence to get access to the vehicle. The case is under investigation. 

Centralia Man Faces Charges on Suspicion of Pawning Stolen Items

• At 11 a.m. on Sunday, deputies received a report from the 200 block of Joppish Road of a theft of a power inverter and a wrench set. The victim, identified as a 51-year-old male of Centralia, reported he believed a relative had taken the items. Deputies learned the items were pawned at a shop in Lacey and were able to return them to their owner. A 22-year-old Centralia man has been referred for possible charges of first-degree trafficking in stolen property and third-degree possession of stolen property to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office.

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total population of 169 inmates with 141 in general population and 28 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 115 were men and 26 were women and of WERC inmates, 24 were men and 4 women. A total of 41 inmates were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

•••

By The Chronicle Staff 

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

Join the Conversation ...