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Sirens: Woman Reports Assault by Choking; Centralia Man Booked on Meth Charge

Chehalis Police Department

Forgery Reported

• At 8:38 a.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of fraud regarding a vehicle registration in Chehalis. 

Vehicles Stolen

• At 11:32 a.m. on Wednesday, a 2003 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. 

• At 6:58 a.m. on Friday, a green 1994 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 800 block of Southwest Fifth Street. 

Car Prowl Suspect Accused of Identity Theft

• At 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of an identity theft in the 300 block of Southwest Third Street. A person arrested on suspicion of a vehicle prowl was reportedly charged under the victim’s identity, according to the Chehalis Police Department. 

Protection Order Violated

• At 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a violation of a protection order in the 700 block of Northwest Maryland Avenue. 

Antique Reported Stolen

• At 8:07 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a theft in the 1000 block of Southwest 16th Street. An antique milk container was reported stolen from a yard. 

Rock Shatters Vehicle Window

• At 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report malicious mischief near the intersection of Cascade Avenue and Third Street. The alleged victim reported a person threw a rock and broke their vehicle’s window.

Accused Shoplifter Cited

• At 1:27 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a report of an uncooperative shoplifter in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Bryan K. Butts, 33, of Chehalis, was cited on suspicion of third-degree theft.

Scam Calls Reported

• At 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of harassing scam phone calls in the 300 block of South Fifth Street. A woman reported a man kept calling her claiming to be from the IRS. The man also reportedly told the woman he was in love with her. 

Man Booked for Firework Violation After Report of Gunshots

• At 2:20 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of three gunshots heard in the 1600 block of South Market Boulevard. Police arrived and learned the noises were fireworks, rather than gunshots. Allen Z. Oliver, 47, of Chehalis, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on suspicion of unlawful discharge or use of fireworks. 

Centralia Police Department

Vehicle Stolen

• At 10:33 a.m. on Thursday, a red 1993 Honda Civic was reported stolen in the 200 block of South Silver Street early that morning. 

Hit and Run

• At 2:37 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a hit and run in the 1000 block of Harrison Avenue. A maroon Chevrolet Blazer reportedly hit the back of a stopped vehicle before fleeing the scene. One witness reported that the Blazer was possibly racing another vehicle before the crash.

Medication Stolen

• At 4:41 p.m. on Thursday, medication was reported stolen in the 900 block of South Scheuber Road. 

Shoes Stolen

• At 6:05 p.m. on Thursday, three pairs of shoes were reportedly stolen by several male suspects in the 100 block of West High Street. 

Woman Reports Assault by Choking

• At 9:32 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of an assault by strangulation in the 1900 block of Honeysuckle Lane. No arrests were made. An investigation is ongoing. 

Centralia Man Booked on Meth Charge

• At 2:01 a.m. on Friday, police responded to the 1500 block of Lewis Street and arrested Michael L. Keenan, 50, of Centralia, on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

One Cited for Crossing Double Yellow Line After Crash

• At 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle collision near the intersection of Salzer Valley Road and Centralia Alpha Road. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a 2003 Toyota Rav4 driven by a 74-year-old Centralia woman crossed a double yellow line and sideswiped a second vehicle, a 1997 Honda Civic driven by a 36-year-old Chehalis man. Both vehicles were seriously damaged and both drivers were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota was issued an infraction for crossing the double yellow line. 

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total population of 181 inmates, with 154 in general population and 27 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 124 were men and 30 were women and of WERC inmates, 22 were men and 5 women. A total of 42 inmates were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.