CRIME & SAFETY
Centralia Crackdown: A Glimpse into Organized Crime's Grip on Small-Town America
In a striking display of law enforcement coordination, Centralia, Washington has witnessed a significant operation leading to the arrest of eight individuals involved in a criminal ring. The Centralia Police Department's Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET), in collaboration with multiple agencies, executed an extensive investigation that uncovered a network engaging in drug trafficking, illegal firearms, and bomb-making. During the operation, large quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin were seized along with firearms and explosive devices, highlighting the danger these criminal activities pose to public safety.
Vader man charged for allegedly raping a woman in May
A Vader man was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a woman in May. Bail is set at $20,000. A no-contact order protecting the victim is in place. The man, identified as Forrest Dewitt Vandel, 24, is accused of raping the woman while she was asleep in his vehicle on May 21 after he refused to take her home, according to court documents.
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.
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...
Sirens: Officer revives man who overdosed; Woman with no food, money requests help for child; 'A bunch of the kids' fight at Green Hill School
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft • A 39-year-old Centralia man was cited for third-degree theft at 10 a.m. on Nov. 29 after he allegedly stole gas from a vehicle parked
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Fire, Assault, Rape, and Commercial Fire in Centralia, Washington
This week in Centralia, Washington, there were several incidents that required police and fire department response. These incidents included a fatal fire at an apartment complex, an assault resulting in a broken hand and threats with a pipe, a rape and kidnapping case, and a fire at a commercial outbuilding. The causes of the fire at the apartment complex and the commercial outbuilding have not been determined.
Weekly Safety Report: Fire destroys residence, new officers sworn in Chehalis
Two incidents occurred in Chehalis, Washington this week. The first incident involved a fire that destroyed a residence on Northwest Airport Road, displacing a family. The second incident took place during a city council meeting, where two new police officers were sworn in by the Chehalis Police Chief.
Bail set at $250,000 for Centralia man accused of assaulting woman twice on Nov. 30
Bail is set at $250,000 for a Centralia man accused of assaulting a woman on Thursday while he was out of custody on bail for a separate case where he is accused of assaulting a different woman in
Fourth suspect linked to Lewis County meth operation faces charges
A Chehalis woman was charged in Lewis County Superior Court on Tuesday for her alleged connection to a meth operation investigated by the Joint Narcotic Enforcement Team (JNET). The woman, identified in court documents as Angela L. Folden, 46, is accused of renting a storage unit in her name for...
Sirens: Solar panels stolen; Debit cards taken by scammer; Naked homeless man asked to leave
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft • Solar panels were reported stolen from a fence in the 200 block of Northup Street just after 8 a.m. on Nov. 27. • An
'No serious injuries' reported following rollover crash in Centralia
One person was transported to the hospital for possible minor injuries sustained in a two-vehicle rollover accident on Gold Street in Centralia on Wednesday.
Sirens: Dog food and earbuds stolen, window shot with BB gun
Amid the holiday weekend, this edition of Sirens includes only the Centralia Police Department's logs.
Centralia police arrest six, attempt to arrest 33 others during annual National Family Violence Apprehension detail
On Nov. 14, sergeants and officers with the Centralia Police Department joined agencies across the nation in apprehending suspects who have domestic violence warrants. Centralia police conducted ...
Centralia woman injured in rear-end collision on U.S. Highway 12 near Salkum on Friday
A 63-year-old Centralia woman was transported to a hospital for treatment after she crashed her vehicle into the back of a trailer on U.S. Highway 12 near Salkum on Friday. Both vehicles
Sirens: Man arrested for locking woman in bus, assaulting her; Man sustains serious injuries in altercation; Person arrested for threatening a drive-by shooting
CHEHALIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Child abuse • A second-hand report of possible child abuse was made in the 300 block of Southwest 16th Street just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 17.
Bail set at $25,000 for driver accused of crashing through street signs, parked cars in Centralia
Bail is set at $25,000 for a man who allegedly drove recklessly through the City of Centralia, ran over multiple street signs and collided with two parked vehicles on Monday. The man,
City of Chehalis warns residents of phishing scam emails referring to 'Chehalis, WA Utility'
The City of Chehalis issued a warning in the form of a news release on Friday, Nov. 17, concerning phishing scam emails that are circulating referring to “Chehalis, WA Utility.”
Sirens: $3,000 in RC cars stolen from business; Man arrested for DUI after threats with bat; Stolen vehicle almost strikes patrol car
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle accidents • A non-injury, non-blocking, two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of South Tower Avenue and West Cherry Street