Collisions & Injuries
Driver safe after elk collision
A local driver was uninjured after striking an elk near Toledo Thursday, according to Lewis County Fire District 2.
The driver had been traveling on SR 505 at around 3:15 a.m. near Layton Rd., east of Toledo, and encountered a herd of elk in the roadway. Unable to stop in time, the motorist struck a female elk, severely inuring the animal, but was reportedly unharmed as the airbag safely deployed.
Arrests & Referrals
Shoplifter caught hat-in-hand
A shoplifter was caught at Gee Cee’s Truck Stop Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Rickey E. Tilton, 54, of Colorado, had been observed by an employee taking a hat off a shelf and placing it under his coat before buying other items and walking out of the store. While on his way to his truck, Tilton was confronted by an employee and denied taking anything but the hat fell out of his coat and he had no explanation for why it had been there.
Responding deputies cited Tilton for theft, third degree, and released him.
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.
Bomb threat unsolved
Crime Stoppers of Lewis County and the Chehalis Police Department are seeking your assistance in a bomb threat investigation.
April 16, at around 5:44 p.m., a Wal-Mart employee observed a bomb threat written with what appeared to be a black sharpie on the wall behind the toilet in the women’s bathroom.
A bottle was also located in the garden area with a napkin taped to it with references to the bombing in Boston. The area was searched and nothing further was located.
If you have information about the person responsible for making this threat, don’t delay, call right away! Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the clearance of this crime or any other crime. Call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-748-6422 or report online at www.lewiscountycrimestoppers.org. Remember, you never have to leave your name.