CRIME & SAFETY
State commission revokes former Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar's peace officer certification
The Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) has revoked former Morton Police Chief Roger Morningstar’s peace officer certification, a CJTC employee confirmed Thursday.
Lewis County Coroner identifies Centralia Manor Apartments resident who died after Nov. 29 fire
The Lewis County Coroner's Office has positively identified the Centralia Manor Apartments resident who died at a hospital following a fire at the apartments on Nov. 29. The ...
Lewis County law enforcement to conduct DUI patrols through Jan. 1
Lewis County law enforcement agencies will conduct DUI high visibility enforcement (HVE) patrols this holiday season using the highly effective national model to reduce fatalities and serious
Weekly Safety Report: Threats, Assaults, and Disorderly Conduct Shake Lewis County, Washington
This week in Lewis County, Washington, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a male suspect threatening a grocery store employee with a knife, a man being charged with rape, disorderly conduct at a cold weather shelter, and a Centralia man accused of assaulting two women. Law enforcement authorities are actively investigating these incidents to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.
Search for missing Thurston County man whose vehicle was found on fire in Lewis County in October continues
Law enforcement personnel are still searching for a 36-year-old Olympia man who was last seen running from his burning vehicle near the Toledo-Vader Road exit on southbound Interstate 5 shortly
Man charged with assault, DUI after November 2022 crash near Mossyrock
A man accused of causing a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Mossyrock in November 2022 that severely injured three people pleaded not guilty to vehicular assault and DUI charges in Lewis
Chehalis woman accused of stealing about $59,000 from employer
A Chehalis woman convicted last month for stealing $3,380 from Walmart while she was employed there between June and August is now facing new charges in Lewis County Superior Court for allegedly
JNET makes three additional arrests in Lewis County meth operation investigation
The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) made three additional arrests this week related to an investigation into a Lewis County meth operation. “JNET detectives anticipate more arrests in the near future,” JNET said Thursday in a news release. So far, the investigation has resulted in JNET recovering over 2...
8 arrested from Lewis County crime ring involving drugs, guns and pipe bombs
CENTRALIA, Wash. — Eight people were arrested as a result of a lengthy Lewis County investigation for their involvement in the possession of bombs and stolen property, the selling of drugs and the illegal possession of firearms. As a result of the arrests, the Centralia Police Department's Joint Narcotics...
Weekly Safety Report: Investigation into Deaths, Sentencing, Assault, and School Incident in Lewis County, Washington
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office in Toledo, Washington, is currently investigating several incidents. These include the death of Patricia Griggs, who suffered two gunshot wounds, the sentencing of Kelly David Hribar for premeditated murder, the arrest of Tyler Reeves for assault and threats, an incident at Onalaska schools involving a person with a pellet gun, a rape and kidnapping case in Centralia, and a letter to the editor expressing concerns about the investigation into Patricia Griggs' death.