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COWLITZ COUNTY SHERIFF INVESTIGATING FATAL POLICE SHOOTING


 

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 17th, 2016 1:23 PM

Kelso, WA-This morning at approximately 8 a.m. Kelso Police were called to the Flying K Fuel Mart at 1st and West Main St. to a report of a male shoplifter. While they were in route the male left the store and headed across the street towards a residential neighborhood.

A Kelso Police officer arrived and contacted the two female clerks in the store. One clerk remained at the counter while the other went to the office with the officer to attempt to view the video.

While the officer was with the clerk the male returned carrying a pole type object described as similar to a walking stick. When he entered the business he began assaulting the clerk and also a customer.

The officer, 22 year Kelso Police veteran John Johnston, intervened and was also assaulted, suffering head, arm and leg injuries before shooting the suspect. The officer was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for the listed injuries.

The clerk and customer were transported to the hospital where they were also treated and released.

The suspect, a 27 year old black male, is deceased.

Cowlitz County Sheriffs Office is conducting the investigation, assisted by Longview Police and Washington State Patrol.

A follow up live interview with Sheriff Nelson will be held at 2:30 at the parking lot across from the scene.



COWLITZ SHERIFF DEPUTIES RECOVER $110K STOLEN EXCAVATOR AFTER CITIZEN SEES REPORT ON THE NEWS. (PHOTO)

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 20th, 2016 11:57 AM

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Cowlitz County -- Kelso -- (Saturday June 18th) Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies recovered an excavator hours after the theft was reported on Portland News KPTV (Fox12). They also arrested a 56 year old Castle Rock man for theft of the excavator and the machine has since been returned to its owner.
The investigating began when a resident in the Lexington area called the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and reported that there was an excavator near his home that looked like it was the same one that was reported as stolen and featured on KPTV.com news.
Cowlitz Deputy Sheriff Aguilar responded to the site and noticed that the ignition on the excavator was punched and the company logo had been scraped off with a wire brush. A check of the serial number confirmed the machine was stolen and that it was owned by Thompson Brothers excavating out of Ridgefield. The machine is a 2016 Link Belt model valued at $110.000.00.

Deputies learned the machine was brought there by a Castle Rock man, Dale E. Nease. When questioned, Nease had several different stories of how he got the machine. He sold it to his ex-father-in-law Dan W. Hatfield, 55 years of Milwaukee, Oregon on a contract. It does not appear that Hatfield knew the excavator was stolen.

Nease was arrested and booked in the jail for Theft 1st degree (Felony) and Trafficking Stolen Property (Felony. He is being held in the Cowlitz County jail on no bail. Contact the Cowlitz Superior Court for questions regarding court appearances.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Ness Aguilar at (360) 577-3092.



COWLITZ SHERIFF RESCUES TWO MAN WHO FLIPPED BOAT AND WERE CLINGING TO A LOG


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Longview, Wash - (Monday May 23rd at about 1:00 p.m.) Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputies responded with their boat to a report of two men who had flipped their boat in the Columbia River Slough and were clinging to a log; their boat upside down in the water nearby. Sergeant Corey Huffine responded and was able to yell at the men and told them to hang on and that the Sheriff Boat was on it's way. Fortunately both men were wearing life v ests when the accident happened. One of the men said that he could not swim.

Deputies Nate Hockett and Rob Stump were able to get the Sheriff's boat to the scene (in about 50 minutes) and rescue the two men off the log. After dropping the men off on shore they returned and towed the overturned boat to the boat launch so it could be recovered.

We do not have the names of the men at this time nor do we have the details surrounding the reason the boat overturned. The men were not injured in the event.

"Sgt. Huffine stress that this is a good reminder for people of the importance of wearing a life vest while in a boat because if an accident happens you will not have time to put one on".

It may be until tomorrow before the rest of the details are available.

 


April 5th, 2016

Need Your Boaters Card?  The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will begin hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course.  Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  The next available class will be held on Saturday, June 4th.  The class will run from 8am-3:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso.  Cost for the class is FREE. 

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer via email at . This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.  Registrations fill up fast.

 Reminder:  All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State.   For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.





February 17, 2016

Need Your Boaters Card?  The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will begin hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course.  Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  The next available class will be held on Saturday, April 23rd.  The class will run from 8am-3:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso.  Cost for the class is FREE. 

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or email. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.  Registrations fill up fast.

Reminder:  All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State.   For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.



Update: February 4th, Thank you for the overwhelming reponse to the boater's class. The March 19th class has been filled, keep checking back for more class dates.

February 2, 2016

Need Your Boaters Card?  The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course.  Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  The next class will be on Saturday, March 19th.  The class will run from 8am-3:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso.  Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer by email at
. The deadline to register is Wed, March 16th.  This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder:  All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State.   For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.




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Woodland, Wash – The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office has stepped into the investigation as to the cause of the Colvin Creek fire (Fredrickson Road area) east of Woodland, WA. The Sheriff’s Office is working with fire investigators from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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Investigators believe the fire was man-made and not from natural causes, like lighting.   Whether the fire was caused accidentally or intentionally is unknown.

Anyone with information about the cause of this fire, or names of people who were believed to be in the Colvin Creek area on Saturday night or Sunday morning, can anonymously contact the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office by:


1)      Text tips by downloading the CCSOTIP cell phone App from Apple or Play Store, or text their tip to 847411. Begin the message with CCSOTip (cap specific).


2)      Call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206 where callers may remain anonymous.

3)      Call the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office and leave a message for Deputy Lorenzo Gladson, at (360) 577-3092

“We are fortunate that our regional firefighters hit this hard and fast on Sunday, and that the weather cooperated.”  said Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson. “There was great potential for significant property loss, as well as the hazard to residents. Now we need the public’s help as to how this got started. If someone has information, please text or call.”

Mark Nelson, Sheriff



March 18, 2015

Need Your Boaters Card?  The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course.  Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  The next class will be on Saturday, April 11th.  The class will run from 8am-3:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso.  Cost for the class is FREE. 

To Register
: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or email at . The deadline to register is Wed, April  8th.  This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder:  All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State.   For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.

 


COWLITZ SHERIFF INVESTIGATES INTRUDER WHO ENTER MANS HOME WHILE HE SLEPT AND ASSAULTS HIM SEVERALY


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 11th, 2015 9:37 AM

Cowlitz County Sheriff investigates a case where an intruder enters a man's home shortly before 3:00 a.m. and assaulted him while he slept. The man was critically injured and was transported to SW Medical Center in Vancouver by ambulance. No one else was in the home

We have very little details at this early stage of the investigation. We are not releasing the name of the victim until family can be contacted. The assault took place in a home on Eufaula Heights road west of Longview. (Address not being released for the same reasons).

We do not have any leads on the suspect(s)or the motive for the assault at this time.

I will not be available by phone nor will there be any further media releases until 2:00 p.m.


February 24, 2015

Need Your Boaters Card?  The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, will be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course.  Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card.  The next class will be on Saturday, March 14th.  The class will run from 8am-3:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso.  Cost for the class is FREE. 

To Register
: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or email at . The deadline to register is Wed, March 11th.  This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder:  All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State.   For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.

UPDATED 2-13 1PM: AUTOPSY TONIGHT. NO ID OR CAUSE YET-COWLITZ SHERIFF REPORTING ADULT MALE FOUND DECEASED ON THE BANK OF RIVER, TOUTLE WASHINGTON,
News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 13th, 2015 12:30 PM

Update: 2-13 1pm
Detectives returned to the scene this morning and during their search they located additional items (that we are not describing at this time) at the scene and we have confidence they are related to this investigation. There is an autopsy schedule for tonight. The Coroner may release more information after the examination, however, this will be dependent on what is learned during the examination. Our office will not be releasing any more information other to say that we do not believe that the residents in that area should have any concerns for their safety as a result of this death investigation.

COWLITZ SHERIFF REPORTING ADULT MALE FOUND DECEASED ON THE BANK OF RIVER, TOUTLE WASHINGTON,

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 12th, 2015 9:37 PM

Toutle, Wa- Feb 12-2015, Cowlitz Sheriff's Office received a call from a fisherman who found an deceased adult male lying along the bank of the South Toutle river. The area is about 3 south of Toutle. Detectives, who responded to the scene are working with the coroners office on the case. The victim has been turned over to the coroner and the case is ongoing.

The ID of the victim has not been determined; neither has the cause or manner of death.

Detectives are not releasing any more details, such as the person estimated age, length he has been deceased, or other physical characteristics.

We will release more information as long as it does not hinder the investigation.

RESERVE DEPUTY APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: February 11th, 2015 10:33 AM

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications to join the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Reserve Unit. In order to apply to become a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, high school diploma or G.E.D., and pass a basic physical and written test as well as an in-depth background investigation and oral interview process. Applications must be completed and submitted by Oct 1, 2015.

Before an application will be provided an automatic disqualifier questionnaire is required to be completed which asks questions about the applicants driving record, drug use, criminal activity, employment and certain financial obligations.

Applications can be picked up in person at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office. For additional information, contact
Deputy Jordan Spencer

JURY SCAM

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 23rd, 2015 9:35 AM

Kelso, WA- The Sheriff's Office has received a report of a jury service scam by the Cowlitz County Superior Court Clerk's Office.

A citizen reported that she had received a call from an unknown male caller advising her that she had missed jury duty, and a warrant had been issued for her arrest. The Clerk's Office confirmed that she had not received a jury service notice, and was not listed to serve jury duty at that time. No other information was requested by the caller, nor was any other questions asked of the citizen.

A couple of other calls of this nature have been reported to the Sheriff's Office, and deputies are looking into them as well. No other details are available on those calls.

The Clerk's Office notes that if you fail to report for Jury service, you may receive a call from the Jury Management Clerk requesting you to appear as quickly as possible to not delay a jury trial. You will NOT be contacted from the Sheriff's Office, you will NOT be asked for personal information or to pay any amount of money to release a warrant.

To blatantly refuse to serve as a juror is a misdemeanor offense according to Washington State RCW 2.36.170. However, you would first be notified by the Cowlitz County Clerk's Office of your failure to appear and if you refuse Jury service, the Courts would be notified and they would determine if further action were to take place. If a misdemeanor civil warrant were to be issued, a law enforcement office would serve it on you personally.

Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson reminds citizens that they should never give personal or financial information out over to phone.

UPDATE: SUSPECT PICS RELEASED: COWLITZ SHERIFF REPORTS ROBBERY OF CASTLE ROCK COUPLE, SUSPECTS STEAL MARIJUANA AND MONEY (PHOTO)

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 21st, 2015 12:53 PM

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Downloadable file: Main suspect

Update #2.

Photos of the 3 adult male suspects are being released. Two are white males and one is a black male. ONe suspect was wearing a black drawstring sweatshirt and blue jeans. One suspect has a red/orange coat/sweatshirt and silver stocking had with a black rim. The black male has a sweatshirt/coat with at least "1880" on it and what looks like possibly a camo stocking cap.

There is no known car associated with the suspects at this time.

UPDATE: There were 3 suspects, all believed to be male.

Cowlitz Sheriff is investigating a robbery of a Castle Rock couple at knife point in their home early today. The robbery happened at 7315 Old Pacific Hwy, about 1 mile north of Castle Rock Washington. There was a delay of about an hour as the couple drove to relatives in Longview before reporting the crime.
The robbers wore face masks and two of them were armed with knives as they threatened Amanda Dickerman, 21 years, and her partner Yuni Hernandez, 28 years . No one was injured in the robbery. The suspects are believed to be in their late 20's early 30's. The victims did not see any vehicle that the suspect may have used.
The Hernandez had a permit to grow medical marijuana at the site and the suspect stole about a gallon bag of marijuana as well as several hundred dollars of cash as well as the victim's cell phones.
Anyone who has any information on this case can call Deputy Tonissen at 360-577-3092. People who wish to remain anonymous should call crime stoppers at 360-577-1206.


COWLITZ SHERIFF ARREST MAN FOR DEFRAUDING 91 YR OLD LONGVIEW WOMAN OUT OF $2500 FOR LEAKY WINDOW

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 21st, 2015 12:47 PM

Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Danny O'Neill arrested Chris M, McNicholas yesterday for defrauding a 91 year old Longview woman out of $2500 to repair a window that was leaking, but never did any work.

McNicholas, 44years, Woodland, Washington got his first check from the victim for $1200 up front to fix the window. He returned a few days later and demanded $300 more. He later demanded $1000 more, which the victim paid. He then demanded $2500 more but at this point a financial advisor for the victim stepped in and helped the victim cancel that check.

The financial advisor also contacted a local window company who went to the house and gave an estimate of $400 to fix her window.

McNicholas never did any work for the victim. He was booked for Theft 2nd (felony) and Theft 3rd (Misdemeanor).

For the safety of the victim we are not identifying her or the financial advisor or other contractor at this time. The case in active.

We do not have photos to release.


COWLITZ SHERIFF REPORTS ROBBERY OF CASTLE ROCK COUPLE, SUSPECTS STEAL MARIJUANA AND MONEY

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2015 3:51 PM

Cowlitz Sheriff is investigating a robbery of a Castle Rock couple at knife point in their home early today. The robbery happened at 7315 Old Pacific Hwy, about 1 mile north of Castle Rock Washington. There was a delay of about an hour as the couple drove to relatives in Longview before reporting the crime.
The robbers wore face masks and two of them were armed with knives as they threatened Amanda Dickerman, 21 years, and her partner Yuni Hernandez, 28 years . No one was injured in the robbery. The suspects are believed to be in their late 20's early 30's. The victims did not see any vehicle that the suspect may have used.
The Hernandez had a permit to grow medical marijuana at the site and the suspect stole about a gallon bag of marijuana as well as several hundred dollars of cash as well as the victim's cell phones.
Anyone who has any information on this case can call Deputy Tonissen at 360-577-3092. People who wish to remain anonymous should call crime stoppers at 360-577-1206.


COWLITZ SHERIFF REPORTS WOMAN DIES AFTER HER CAR HIT BY AMTRAK TRAIN 4 MILES NO. KELSO


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 12th, 2015 9:12 PM

A woman was killed today about 5pm when her car was hit by a northbound Amtrak train. The collision occurred about 4 miles north of Kelso Washington. The woman was alone in the car when she was hit by the train at a railroad crossing.

The ID is not being released until the family is notified. The ID will be released by the Cowlitz County Coroner.

The railroad authorities were on scene and are cooperating with the investigation.

There will not be further information released tonight.

Media questions should be directed to Sheriff Nelson tomorrow. He can be reached at 360-577-3092.

COWLITZ SHERIFF CONDUCTING DEATH INVESTIGATION

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: January 8th, 2015 2:56 PM

Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office received a call yesterday late afternoon from a man reporting that his cousin was deceased at 5038 Pacific Way in Longview (Wash). Deputies responded and found a man dead in the house. There was no one else in the house. The deceased has been turned over to the coroner a few hours ago. Sheriff Detectives and the Coroner are still on scene conducting the investigation. There is an autopsy scheduled for later tonight.

Because this case is ongoing and the autopsy has not been completed we will not be releasing any further details until later tonight.

CCD Rosenzweig states, "There is no indication at this time that the public should be unduly concerned about this area, or about the death at this time. We expect will be releasing more information later tonight, but that is dependent if we can complete the investigation a the scene as well as what we learn from the autopsy that is pending."


KALAMA MAN MISSING OVERNIGHT

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 12th, 2014 11:31 AM

Kalama, WA-38 year old Daryl Spreadborough of Kalama spent the night in the woods during one of the areas strongest storms. Mr. Spreadborough left his house on Mtn. View Road, Kalama, yesterday afternoon. When he didn't return, his family began looking for him, eventually locating some articles of clothing in the woods.

The family called the Sheriff's Office, and deputies and volunteers from Cowlitz Search and Rescue responded. After searching through the night, Mr. Spreadborough was located late this morning.

He is being transported to St. John hospital in Longview for a medical evaluation, but is believed to be in good condition at this time.

"Mr. Spreadborough is fortunate to have survived last nights storm." Sheriff Mark Nelson said. "Our thanks to the deputies and SAR volunteers who responded in that weather to search; they kept at it until they located him. That's the way we roll." Sheriff Nelson said.



TOUTLE SCHOOL BROKEN IN TO 3 TIMES WITHIN A WEEK: COMPUTERS, CHAINSAWS, BOWS STOLEN.

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 2nd, 2014 4:18 PM

Toutle, Washington - Cowlitz Sheriff is seeking help from the public in learning who has broken in to the Toutle School 3 times in the past week stealing computers, (PC and Laptops), chainsaws, archery bows, and a small amount of money. It appears to be the same person(s) in all three break-ins.

The person(s) forced a door open on all three times, on the 11-25, 11-29 and 12-1. The total dollar loss has not been totaled yet.

Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (360) 577-1206. Callers who want to talk to us directly should call (360) 577-3092.

(We do not have photos to share at this time).



KUBOTA EXCAVATOR STOLEN ON THE 29TH NEAR CASTLE ROCK, WA. PICTURE ATTACHED. (PHOTO)

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 1st, 2014 1:59 PM

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On November 29 the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office investigated the theft of an excavator from the 7400 block of Old Pacific Hwy N. which is near Castle Rock. The excavator is a Kubota model 057, orange and black in color, with a covered cab and attached blade. The attached picture is representative of the stolen excavator. It is believed the suspect used a full size truck and flatbed trailer to haul the excavator. If anyone has information about this inc ident, please contact Sergeant Brightbill at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, 360-577-3092.

A photo of one that is similar to the one stolen is depicted in the attached photo.



COWLITZ SHERIFF ARRESTS 3 FOR BURGLARY AFTER ASTUTE NEIGHBOR SEES TRUCK NEXT DOOR.

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 24th, 2014 1:25 PM

CASTLE Rock, Wash- 11-24-14 7:30 a.m. for the second time in two weeks, an astute neighbor noticed a suspicious vehicle next door and called the owner, who called 911. Three suspects have been taken in to custody for Burglary and Theft.

The caller, Susan Niemi, called her brother-in-law, John McDowll, after seeing a truck backed in to his barn. The barn is located at 1520 Hazel Dell Road, Castle Rock, Washington. McDowell called 911 saying no one had permission to be at the barn. Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Darren Ullmann was in the area and spotted the truck. Other deputies arrived and arrested and booked in to jail:
* Christopher L. LaBaum, 34, of Longview. (also arrest for DOC warrant)
* Barry C. Brehm, 44, Longview.
* Linda M. Carpenter, 55, of Longview.

Two of the suspects implicated all three suspects in the theft. In the truck was stolen lumber, a door, and other metal items valuing about $100.00 and it was all returned to the owner.

The pervious theft where a neighbor called 911 was report on the 19th. That case happened on Raven Ridge Road east of Kelso and resulted in one man being booked for Burglary as well.



ROSE VALLEY SCHOOL (EAST OF KELSO, WA) NO LONGER IN LOCK DOWN

News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 20th, 2014 3:35 PM
 

Kelso, Wa - The Rose Valley elementary School was placed in lockdown at about 1:45 p.m. for about an hour today based on information that the child's father had threated to harm his estranged wife and himself. While there were no specific threats to harm the child, or the children at the school, the School principal, in coordination with the Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies, decided to institute the lockdown measure out of an abundance of caution. The man did not show up at the school. The children were released at the normal time.

We are not releasing the identity of the family at this time. This is an on-going investigation.

Questions regarding the school's actions are being referred to the Kelso School District Office at 360-501-1900.


COWLITZ SHERIFF ARRESTS MAN WHO FIRED SAWED OFF SHOTGUN AT ANOTHER MAN: NO INJURIES.


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 20th, 2014 1:55 PM


On 11-20-2014 at approximately 0630 hours, Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies and Officers from Woodland and Kalama Police responded to 134 Oxbow Road (5 miles east of Woodland) after several neighbors in the area reported hearing shots fired. A vehicle leaving the area was stopped by officers in which the occupants advised a subject by the name of Joshua Adams was having problems with another man at the house, David Fairbanks, 25 yrs, transient. It was reported that Adams had discharged a firearm.

Responding Deputies and Police made contact with numerous subjects at the residence. Four subjects were arrested on outstanding warrants (unrelated to the call), including Joshua J. Adams (age 35). Through investigation, deputies learned Adams got into an argument with Fiarbanks at the house. Adams discharged several rounds with an illegal 20 gauge sawed off shotgun at Fairbanks in an attempt to get him to leave the premises.

Adams was arrested and Booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on felony and misdemeanor outstanding warrants; new charges for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (felon)2nd Degree, Possession of Unlawful Firearm, and Reckless Endangerment (no bail). The firearm was located and no one was injured by the discharged firearm.

There are no photos being released to the media at this time.



NEIGHBOR CALLS IN SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE...COWLITZ SHERIFF DEPUTIES ARREST BURGLAR WITH STOLEN PROPERTY.


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 19th, 2014 2:57 PM

Cowlitz County, just east of Kelso, Wa: [14-3535]

ON 11-19-14 at 6:00 a.m Matt Franzen of 380 Raven Ridge Road noticed a suspicious vehicle in his neighborhood. He got the license plate and called the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office. As deputy Danny O'Neill and Lorenzo Gladson arrived, the suspect, Jeremy J. Dixon (27yrs Kelso) jumped in the car and sped away. By this time Dixon had taken black duct tape and covered both of the vehicles license plates. Deputies gave chase and caught Dixon in the 300 block of Raven Ridge Road and took him in to custody. Dixon had prescription medication in his pocket that he has stolen from 246 Raven Ridge Road, which belonged to Carl and Joann Burgin. Inside Dixon's car was a T.V. and buffing (for waxing cars) machine that was also stolen from the Burgin's.

Dixon was booked for Burglary (felony) Theft (felony) unlawful possession of the prescription medication (felony), and possession of Burglary Tools (misdemeanor). No bail.

Deputies will also be seizing the vehicle and seeing forfeiture of the car; it is owned by Dixon.

Rosenzweig says "The watchful eye of a neighbor like Mr. Franzen is invaluable. Mr. Franzen did the best thing he could do, he got the license plate, and the vehicle description and called the Sheriff. He also kept his distance to stay safe which is just as important."

(we do not have photos to share with the media).
 



 













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