Collisions & Injuries
Winlock woman safe after rollover collision
A Winlock woman was reportedly uninjured after crashing in the snow Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
The 20-year-old driver of a 2001 Ford Mustang had been traveling northbound on the 2400 block of Hwy 603, north of Winlock, when she lost control of her vehicle while attempting to shift gears while approaching a hill.
The car reportedly left the roadway and drove into the ditch, when it landed on its roof. Snowy, icy conditions on the roadway were noted in the report.
Arrests & Referrals
Winlock man booked for hit-and-run
A Winlock man has been arrested after allegedly striking a parked car and driving off Feb. 3, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
David M. Meyer, 43, had allegedly been driving through the parking lot at Love’s truck stop on the 1200 block of Rush Rd., in Napavine, when his 2006 Dodge Ram struck a parked 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer, causing major front-end damage to the vehicle. The victim, a 22-year-old Chehalis woman, saw the accident and followed Meyer in her car to Dorning Rd., north of Winlock.
She then called deputies and, upon their arrival, found Meyer to be intoxicated and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for DUI and hit-and-run.
Those with information about ongoing investigations are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (360) 740-1266 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-748-6422.
Help sought for unsolved burglaries
Investigators are seeking help in a pair of recent burglaries in the Lewis County Area.
On Jan. 3 sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. suspect(s), forced entry through the locked door of a private residence on the 100 block of Valley Ridge Rd., in Adna. Items stolen include a grandmother’s wedding ring, misc. costume jewelry and a black hanging jewelry box. The estimated loss is $1,000.
Then, on Feb. 2 between 12:30 a.m. and 4:40 a.m., suspect(s) entered the detached shop of a private residence in the 100 block of Mables Ct., in Chehalis. Items stolen include an air compressor, a chainsaw, a battery charger, a red toolbox, and misc. Craftsman tools. The estimated loss is more than $1,000.
Those with information about the burglaries are encouraged to contact law enforcement or Lewis County Crime Stoppers.
Warrants & Sentencing
Three sentences, two dismissals and three warrants were issued by Judge Steven Buzzard during Winlock Municipal Court on Thursday.
William D. Meents, 39, of Winlock, had been found guilty of driving while license suspended, third degree, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 75 days suspended and 15 days to be served through electronic home monitoring. He was also fined $1,000 with $500 suspended.
Sherry B. Oechsner, 50, Vader, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended, third degree, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended. She was also fined $1,000 with $500 suspended.
Donald W. Watts, 50, of Vader, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended, third degree, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended. He was also fined $500 with $250 suspended.
A charge of driving without insurance against Javier Ortiz Fuentes, 27, of Winlock, was dismissed at the request of the defense.
Two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault against Curtiss T. Napoleon, 28, of Tacoma, were dismissed without prejudice at the request of the prosecution.
A $3,000 warrant was issued for the arrest of Jeanine J. McDaniel, 48, of Fife, after she failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing. She is being charge with driving while license suspended, third degree.
A $3,000 warrant was issued for the arrest of Curtis L Pappan Jr., 42, of Moclips, after failing to appear a pre-trial hearing. He is being charged with theft, third degree.
A $5,000 warrant was issued for the arrest of Darin C. Penfield, 51, of Winlock, after he failed to appear for arraignment. He is being charge with assault, fourth degree.