Fire & EMS
Students safe after Winlock bus fire
A group of grade school students were unharmed after a heater caught fire in their bus the morning of Nov. 13, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
It is believed dust and other debris may have ignited and while the bus was traveling on the 500 block of N. Military Rd. and, when aid responded, the fire appeared to have burned itself out.
Though half-a-dozen students had been evacuated from the bus, no injuries were reported. It was noted the bus is owned by the Winlock School District.
Arrests & Referrals
Toledo teen cited for pot possession
A Toledo teen was cited for marijuana possession at Vader's Werden Park on Nov. 11, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
Skyler J. Vickery-Morrison, 19, was contacted at around 5:20 p.m. on the 500 block of A St. and the responding deputy stated he could smell the odor of marijuana on the suspect. When questioned, Vickery-Morrison surrendered marijuana, a glass pipe and a lighter and was cited for possession of marijuana under 40 grams.
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.
Outbuilding burgled near Winlock
An outbuilding was reportedly burgled in the Winlock area in recent weeks, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
The 47-year-old male victim told investigators someone had entered a metal outbuilding at his residence on the 400 block of SR 505, east of Winlock, sometime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 7 and stole two Stihl chainsaws and a Lewis chainsaw wench. It was noted multiple "evidentiary items" were located at the scene, according to reports. The estimated loss is $2,300.
Winlock man victim of Centralia gun theft
A Winlock man was among the victims of a car prowl in Centralia in which a pair of firearms were stolen on Nov. 11, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
The victim and a Centralia man, both described as in their 20s, had been visiting a guest at the Motel 6 on the 1300 block of Belmont Ave, in Centralia, when an unknown number of suspects entered their unlocked pickup and stole a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun and a Mossberg 22 caliber rifle.