Fire & EMS
Winlock woman ‘vaults’ can in high-speed crash
A Winlock woman had to be airlifted after recklessly driving her vehicle through the Toledo area June 2, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
The 51-year-old driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt had been traveling westbound on Jackson Hwy. near Spencer Rd. when she was allegedly seen passing another motorist an estimated speed of 100 mph, with the motorist stating an oncoming vehicle had to drive onto the shoulder to avoid a collision with the Cobalt while it was passing.
Later on, the same reporting party saw what he described as a cloud of dust near the intersection between Jackson Hwy. and SR 505, and drove up on the Cobalt resting front-first against a fencepost and a Chevrolet S10 in the road with minor collision damage.
With assistance from the Washington State Patrol, deputies determined the driver of the cobalt had reached the intersection traveling an estimated 107 mph and drove into a ditch, causing the vehicle to “vault” over the road and strike the S10, before coming to rest against the fencepost.
While the driver of the S10 was reportedly uninjured, the driver of the Cobalt was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, with facial bleeding and contusions to her head and chest. Charges related to reckless driving may be filed depending on the results of an investigation.
Toledo man shoots hand with mole trap
A Toledo man was hospitalized after injuring himself with a home-made mole trap June 2, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
The 71-year-old had contacted deputies from Ed Carlson Memorial Airfield and explained he was handling a mole trap armed with a 12-gauge shotgun shell and “messed up,” he said, causing the shell to discharge into his hand.
The victim was then transported to Oregon Heal th Sciences University Hospital, in Portland, and was described as being in “stable” condition at the time.
Arrests & Referrals
Toledo man booked after striking patrol car
A Toledo man was arrested for allegedly backing into a patrol car while driving under the influence May 31, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
Matias Lopez-Lucas, 28, had allegedly been traveling around 10 mph on N Tower Ave. and, when an officer attempted to contact him at around 11:40 p.m. The suspect then allegedly backed into the patrol car, claiming he was not aware his vehicle had been in reverse.
A test for alcohol showed Lopez-Lucas was more than three times the legal limit and he was booked into the Lewis County Jail for DUI. It was also noted the patrol car did not suffer any damage, while damage to Lopez-Lucas’ vehicle was considered minor.
Winlock teen booked for taking mom’s car
A local teen was arrested in Longview June 2 for allegedly taking her mother’s car without permission, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
The 15-year-old suspect had taken her 58-year-old mother’s Ford Explorer from their residence on the 1700 block of Winlock-Vader Rd. at around 1:30 p.m. and was discovered in Longview at 2 a.m. driving without the headlights on.
Local law enforcement contacted her and delivered her to deputies, who booked her into the Lewis County Juvenile Detention Center for takinga vehicle without the owner's permission.
Area teens found with booze in Winlock
A Chehalis teen was arrested and three others cited for alcohol-related crimes in Winlock Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Marcelino Castillo-Burrow, an 18-year-old male, was contacted at the intersection of Walnut St. and Arden Ave. just before 2 p.m. for a traffic violation when it was learned he as under the influence of alcohol. Three other minors in the car, described as ranging in age from 17 to 19, were also found to be intoxicated and were cited for minor in possession of alcohol and released, while Castillo-Burrow was booked into the Lewis County Jail for DUI.