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Crime and Injury Report 06.19.13

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Blown tire totals semi in I-5 collision
A semi-truck driver managed to avoid a serious collision when he lots a tire on I-5 June 10, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The driver of a 1997 Freightliner, a 42-year-old Vancouver man, had been traveling southbound near milepost 66, north of Winlock, when the truck blew a tire and drove off the roadway into the brush. While the vehicle was totaled, the driver was uninjured and there were no other motorists involved.
The cause was determined as defective equipment and no citations are expected to be issued.

Longview senior wrecks due to inattention
A Longview man sustained minor injuries after driving into a tree near Toledo Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The 79-year-old driver of a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup had been traveling on the 400 block of Toledo-Vader Rd., west of Toledo, when he reportedly took his eyes off the road to look over his shoulder, subsequently veering into the ditch. He then struck a nearby tree head on, but managed to only suffer a cut on his hand. He was cited for driving with wheels off the roadway.

Rollover leaves Vader man uninjured
A Vader man escaped injury after rolling his truck near Vader Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The 70-year-old driver of a 1992 Ford R-10 had reputedly experienced a blowout of his right, rear tire while traveling on the 1300 block of Winlock-Vader Rd., north of Vader, and veered into the ditch, rolling his vehicle. He was described as uninjured and was cited for defective equipment.

Arrests & Referrals

Pit bulls attack neighbor’s dog in Winlock
A Winlock man has been cited after his two pit bulls attacked a dog on a neighboring property June 10, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The dogs had allegedly left the property belonging to Jonathon Gerard, 36, of Winlock, 100 block of Kakela Rd. and entered a property on the 100 block of Shiloh Rd. where they attacked the victim’s dog.

Gerard was cited for animal ordinance violation while the other dog reportedly suffered multiple bite wounds.

Imaginary bomb threat lands two in jail
Two men have been arrested following the investigation of a possible bomb threat in Winlock June 12, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies and Winlock police responded to the 500 block of SW First. St at around 2:40 a.m. after a man had called to report his roommate believed men armed with explosives were coming to get him. The subject, Michael S. Dziubak, 32, of Pacific Beach, was found barricaded in his bedroom and speaking nonsensically and it was determined he was likely hallucinating the threat. He was later taken into custody and booked into the Lewis County Jail on an outstanding warrant.

The reporting party, Monty E. Hall, 58, of Winlock, was also arrested after a bag believing to contain methamphetamine was observed in plain view in his bedroom and he was booked for violation of the Controlled Substances Act.

Vader man assaults neighbor over dog dispute
A dispute over a vicious dog ended in an assault arrest for a Vader man June 12, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan K. Bonds, 30, was contacted on the 1000 block of D St. at around 9:15 p.m. after he allegedly punched and head-butted his 43-year-old male neighbor after the neighbor’s dog allegedly attacked Bonds’ chickens. Bonds had approached the victim to return the dog after finding it on his property and, in the process of telling to victim to keep his pet under control, Bonds reportedly attacked the man, who did strike Bonds back.

Bonds was booked into the Lewis County Jail for misdemeanor assault and cited for “prohibited activities of animals.”

Winlock man booked for warrant, order violation
A wanted Winlock man has been arrested after allegedly violating a protection order Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Rodney D. DeWolf, 51, was contacted on the 300 block of Hawkins Rd., north of Winlock, after a reporting party called to state DeWolf was at the residence against the direction of the courts. When deputies arrived at around 9 p.m., DeWolf reportedly fled to a fifth-wheel trailer on the property, but was located by authorities, including backup from Winlock PD, and placed into custody.

After confirming he had two outstanding warrants, deputies booked DeWolf into the Lewis County Jail on his warrants as well as violation of a protection order.

Deputies arrest wanted pair in Vader
A pair of wanted Vader women were arrested during warrant service in Vader Sunday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Dawn U. Learmont, 38, as well as daughter Marquelle U. Learmont, 18, were contacted on the 100 block of Olequa Ct. as deputies were executing a felony warrant service. Dawn Learmont, recently featured in Lewis County’s Most Wanted, had failed to appear for two counts of identity theft, second degree, and possession of stolen property, while Marquelle Learmont had failed to appear for a charge of contempt of court.

Both were booked without incident into the Lewis County Jail on their warrants.

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