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Crime and Injury Report 07.23.14

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Winlock teen cited after head-on collision

A Winlock woman has been cited after causing a collision near Chehalis Friday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The 18-year-old driver of a 1999 Ford Range had been traveling west on SR 508 near Milepost 3, southeast of Chehalis, when she drifted to the right, then overcorrected and crossed the center line, striking head-on an eastbound 1993 Toyota Camry driven by a 63-year-old Onalaska woman.

The driver of the Ford was described as injured but declined to be transported, while the driver of the Toyota was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital with unspecified injuries. The driver of the Ford was also cited for improper lane travel.

Arrests & Referrals

Toledo men booked for stealing neighbor’s chickens

A father and son pair have been booked after allegedly stealing their neighbor's chickens earlier this month, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.

Michael L. Knight, 52, and Brian M. Knight, 18, were contacted on the 400 block of Toledo Salmon Creek Rd., west of Toledo, on July 14 after their neighbor, a 34-year-old Toledo woman, allegedly caught the two on camera stealing her livestock.

The footage showed two individuals, identified as the suspects by the victim, entering the property on July 1 armed with a pellet gun and shining flashlights on the chickens. The cameras had been installed in the victim's barn after an April 6 incident in which other chickens had gone missing and the Knights were suspected, but insufficient evidence was available at the time to corroborate her suspicions.

While Brian Knight reportedly confessed to entering the victim's property and taking the chickens, Michael Knight declined to offer a statement to investigators. Both were booked into the Lewis County Jail for burglary, second degree, and malicious theft of livestock.

Winlock man booked after allegedly assaulting ex

A Winlock man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend July 16, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Rodney D. Dewolf, 52, had been at the victim’s house, a 50-year-old Winlock woman, on the 300 block of Hawkins Rd., and reportedly assaulted her, though he had been ordered by a court against contacting her.

Deputies contacted Dewolf outside the residence and booked him into the Lewis County Jail for violation of the protection order.

Toledo man booked for drugs in Chehalis

A young Toledo man was booked for drug possession in Chehalis July 16, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

Travryn L. Lindsey, 18, had been contacted by officers regarding a suspended license when a presumed smoking device was discovered under the driver’s seat. Upon investigation, Lindsay was found in possession of methamphetamine, and was booked into the Lewis County Jail for violation of the Controlled Substances Act.

Ongoing Investigations

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.

Motorcycle stolen in Chehalis from Toledo man

A motorcycle was stolen from a Toledo man Thursday evening in the Chehalis area, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The 2010 Harley Davidson fat Boy, owned by the 42-year-old victim, was stolen from the 100 block of Hwy. 603, near the intersection with the Willapa Hills Trail, sometime between 7 and 8:54 p.m. The motorcycle was described as having a windshield and solid polished wheels, as well as a tear on the right side of the seat and scratches on the right of the front fender.

The estimated loss is $12,977.

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