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Police Notes - February 18, 2015



Nothing reported.


Jan. 31

Shaun Meske, 35, Dayton was booked into Columbia County Jail on a Thurston County warrant. He posted $500 and was bailed out the same day. An abandoned vehicle in the public works parking lot, from last week’s arrest of Jeffrey Brooks, has not been moved as it should have been. Vehicle was towed by Kyle’s Towing.

Feb. 1

Deputy removed a dead dog from the roadway on US-12.

Feb. 2

Report of a Stihl 028 chainsaw stolen from a parked vehicle on S. Touchet Road.Reprot of a “pushy” door-to-door salesman in the area of S. 8th St. Deputies unable to locate.

Feb. 3

Report of vehicle parked in lane of traffic on N. Touchet Rd. Driver was located rock climbing and advised to move vehicle to a safe location. A report of mail fraud requesting fingerprints to claim prize. Recipient was advised to shred mail and not reply. Theft of a vehicle in the 200 block of E. Jackson. Vehicle was recovered in Walla Walla on Feb. 4. Under investigation.

Feb. 4

Two camo coats were taken out of a vehicle on Pittman Road. A vehicle was stolen from the 600 block of Wagon Raod. The vehicle was abandoned and torched in Valley View Trailer Court. Under investigation. Sex offense against juvenile victim. Under investigation.

Feb. 5

Report of suspicious person near the school wearing a long trench coat. Unfounded; was a limo driver for a funeral. Rafael Vasques, 35, Walla Walla was booked and released on charges of driving while license suspended, third degree after being stopped for erratic driving. Report of possible illegal dumping of garbage on Ronan Grade. Appeared to have blown out of vehicle. Deputy was able to clean up most of it. Report of disturbance on 400 block of W. Main. All verbal and civil in nature, not criminal. Shawn Crump, 24, LaGrande, Ore, was cited for speeding and booked and released on charges of driving without a license, third degree.

Feb. 6

Report of possible DUI. Turned out to be a fatigued driver. Possible gunshots and the fairgrounds. Deputy unable to locate.


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