CRIME & SAFETY
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 ...
Sirens: $50,000 in belongings stolen in burglary; School threat investigated; Man with machete, knife arrested
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Vehicle accidents • A non-injury, two-vehicle collision between a passenger car and a semi-truck was reported in the 400 block of East Summa
Sirens: Woman bites officer during DUI arrest; Three caught stealing from outlets; Scammer threatens to post photos of victim
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Criminal trespass • A trespass complaint was reported in the 2400 block of Borst Avenue at 8:55 a.m. on Dec. 4. Homeless people have ...
Centralia and Chehalis police face off in Salvation Army bell-ringing competition
From 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Chehalis and Centralia police departments faced off in competitive bell-ringing for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. In the end, the ...
'John Doe' accused of threatening Centralia grocery store employee with a knife
Investigators have yet to identify a male suspect accused of pulling a knife on a Centralia Safeway employee who refused to sell him alcohol on Saturday, Lewis County Jail and Superior Court staff
Letter to the editor: Inappropriate comments by police officer deserve scrutiny
Given the deep concerns I personally experienced earlier this year when watching local police stand back as a group of self-professed neo-Nazi agitators attempted to incite a riot at local Pride
Sirens: Man poops on steps, leaves smiley face balloon; John Doe pulls knife on employee; Stolen vehicle recovered
CENTRALIA POLICE DEPARTMENT Disorderly conduct • Just after 7 a.m. on Dec. 1, officers responded to a report of a disorderly male subject at a cold weather shelter in the 300 ...
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
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.
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
Letter to the editor: More needs to be done following death in Toledo
I read the article about the death of Patricia Griggs. It's been over a month since her death, and the investigator says the case is still open. It seems odd that the investigator still
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
Pe Ell man sentenced to 34 years in jail for premeditated murder
A Lewis County judge sentenced Kelly David Hribar, 46, of Pe Ell, to approximately 34 years in jail on Wednesday, Nov. 29 for first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm
Person outside with weapon, later found to be pellet gun, prompts evacuation at Onalaska schools
On the Onalaska School District's website feed, Superintendent Brenda Padgett on Tuesday night posted about a 3:45 p.m. incident that prompted the district to "lockdown and then ...
Sheriff's office investigating case of Toledo woman who died of two gunshot wounds
One month after the Lewis County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation regarding the death of Toledo resident Patricia Griggs, the case is still open. The Lewis County Coroner confirmed ...