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Sirens: Woman Reports Man She Met on Dating Site Took Her Phone, Wallet

Centralia Police Department

Transient Booked on Warrants, Drug Possession Charge

• At 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to an area near the intersection of Buckner and Locust streets and arrested Timothy L. Baxter, 53, a transient, on a felony warrant from Lewis County Superior Court and several misdemeanor warrants from Centralia Municipal Court. He was also booked into the Lewis County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.

Windows Damaged by BB Gun

• At 3:06 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of malicious mischief in the 600 block of South Tower Avenue. Windows were damaged by a BB gun.

Man Reports Extortion Through Social Media

• At 4:51 p.m. on Wednesday, a man in the 700 block of South Pearl Street reported being harassed. The man reported someone he met through social media was attempting to extort money from him.

Vehicle Prowl

• At 9:36 a.m. on Thursday, a vehicle prowl was reported in the 400 block of South Rock Street. A wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Woman Reports Man She Met on Dating Site Took Her Phone, Wallet

• At 3:25 a.m. on Friday, police responded to a report of a theft in the 1000 block of Eckerson Road. A woman reported she met up at a motel with a man she met on a dating app. She said the man took her phone, wallet and bank card.

Rings Stolen

• At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a theft from the 100 block of South Tower Avenue. A suspect reportedly took two rings and fled the store on foot.

Men Booked on Domestic Violence Charge

• At 10:08 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 2600 block of Eureka Avenue and arrested Otis W. Knight, 43, of Centralia, on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

• At 8:31 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the 700 block of Harrison Avenue and arrested Claude R. Lisenbee, 60, of Glenoma, on suspicion of fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

Chehalis Police Department

Hit and Run

• At 10:27 a.m. on Thursday, a hit and run was reported in the 700 block of South Market Boulevard.

Police Receive Panhandling Complaint

• At 2:19 p.m. on Thursday, police received a complaint of panhandlers in the 1400 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. No arrests were made.

Custodial Assault Reported at Green Hill School

• At 2:59 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of an assault at Green Hill School in the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street which occurred on Nov. 23. LaRoyce E. Alexander, 18, of Chehalis, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault for allegedly assaulting a staff member.

Trespasser Reported

• At 11:43 p.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a man refusing to leave a store in the 1600 block of Northwest Louisiana Avenue. Sean M. Wells, 43, of Montesano, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass.

Thefts Reported

• At 6:09 a.m. on Friday, police received a report of two boys stealing items in the 300 block of South Market Boulevard. No arrests were reported.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Driver Cited After Truck Rolls 

• At 4:09 p.m. on Thursday, deputies received a report of a vehicle crash in the 1200 block of Pe Ell McDonald Road in Chehalis. A 1986 Chevrolet K20 truck reportedly lost control around an icy corner and rolled. A 35-year-old male driver and 28-year-old female passenger, both of Chehalis were transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. The driver was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

Toledo Man Booked on Meth Charge

• At 10:46 p.m. on Thursday, deputies stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of St. Helens Way in Winlock after learning that he was allegedly driving with a suspended license. Driver Shane S. Speers, 54, of Toledo, was also arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine.

Lewis County Jail Statistics

• As of Friday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total population of 192 inmates with 162 in general population and 30 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 127 were male and 35 were female and of WERC inmates, 27 were male and three were female. A total of 42 inmates were booked through contracts with agencies outside Lewis County.

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By The Chronicle Staff