Fire & EMS
Toledo driver damages hydrant, utility pole
A Toledo man has been cited after damaging a utility pole and fire hydrant near Centralia June 24.
The 20-year-old driver of a 2005 Dodge Ram had been traveling on the 3700 block of Cooks Hill Rd., west of Centralia, when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, shearing a utility pole and fire hydrant from their mountings.
The driver was described as uninjured while the Dodge unstained major damage. He told deputies he had been unfamiliar with the area he was driving through, but was cited for speeding too fast for conditions.
Arrests & Referrals
Vader woman arrested for assault of husband
A Vader woman has been arrested for domestic assault and could face more charges after allegedly choking her husband Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Tiffany M. Russo, 39, was contacted on the 500 block of A St. by deputies responding to a 911 hang-up call. Though deputies were initially told the call had been placed by children playing with the phone, Russo’s husband said his wife had tried to strangle him, and it was noted he had reddish-purple marks around his neck.
When taken into custody, it was noted Russo spit on a deputy and managed to kick out the window of a patrol vehicle.
Russo was then booked into the Lewis County Jail for second-degree domestic assault and referred to the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office for a charge of interfering with domestic violence reporting.
Vader man booked for theft of watches
A Vader has been arrested following a Sunday-morning theft in the area, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Richard D Woodward, 33, was contacted after the victim, who lives on the 100 block of Enchanted Valley Dr., told deputies someone had entered her home while she was at church and stole three watches valued at $500, and said she believed either Woodward or the victim’s niece, Woodward’s girlfriend, had been responsible. The two were described as living in a separate building on the property.
Upon contacting Woodward, he admitted the crime and surrendered the three watches and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for theft, third degree.