Collisions & Injuries
Local teen cited after slumbering behind wheel
A local teen was cited after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel near Winlock Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
The 17-year-old male driver of a 2002 Ford Ranger, of Winlock, had been traveling south on the 400 block of N. Military Rd. at around 4:40 p.m. when his vehicle veered into the oncoming lane, then left the roadway and struck the side of a tree. The driver told deputies he was tired and had fallen asleep and he was cited for negligent driving, second degree.
Arrests & Referrals
Chehalis pair booked for Toledo-area burglary
A pair of Chehalis residents have been arrested after a burglary took place near the Toledo area Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Elizabeth A. Radford, 52, and Wayne R. Radford III, 28, were taken into custody after they were found in a seemingly-abandoned residence after reports were made of a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of E. Avery Rd., north of Toledo.
Responding deputies did not find any persons in or near the vehicle, but the reporting party said the Radfords had been seen walking with backpacks nearby on Palmer Rd.
Responding to a residence near Milepost 1 on Palmer Rd., deputies located the Radfords inside, who insisted they were there attempting to locate the property owner to ask permission to clean up the house.
A search incident to arrest found coins in the coat pocket of Elizabeth Radford belonging to the 68-year-old male property owner and the pair were booked into the Lewis County Jail for residential burglary.
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.
Vader home burgled while owners out of state
A Vader-area residence has been reportedly burgled sometime in the last year, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
The 52-year-old female victim called April 3 to report she and her husband had returned from a stay in Nevada and found someone had broken into their home one the 200 block of Tara Ln., south of Vader. Taken were tools, clothing, furniture, motorcycle ramps and two chain saws, among other items. The estimated loss is $4,200.A relative of the victims had been living at the home during the time of the theft and the report stated an acquaintance is suspected of the crime.