Information is a selection of incidents compiled from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Log.
Thursday, Sept. 6
1:22 p.m. Domestic violence, Murray Place, Elma: A drunk woman reportedly was hitting and scratching a man.
8:24 p.m. Domestic violence, Murray Place, Elma: A father and son are cussing, and things can be heard breaking. A machete had been displayed violently in a prior altercation.
Friday, Sept. 7
9:25 a.m. Family fight (non-violent), Porter Creek Road, Elma: A woman was reportedly assaulted by her mother. There is a history of assault by the mother. The daughter was advised of domestic violence resources, provided pamphlets about domestic violence and advised to consider filing for a protection order.
9:47 a.m. Trespass, 200 block Mox Chehalis Road, Malone: Caller asked deputies to speak to a neighbor about an ongoing problem of the neighbor’s walking through the caller’s property despite no trespassing signs. The caller has a private shooting range on the property and nearly shot the trespasser by accident the day before.
3:47 p.m. Animal problem, Spalding Road, Montesano: Caller said people have accused her dog, a heeler, of being a dangerous breed and threatened to shoot it. Caller wanted to know liabilities.
3:47 p.m. Welfare check, Murray Place, Elma: A second-hand report of three children ages 3-4 running around naked was called in. The adults reportedly never watch the children. Upon a check, deputies found multiple children playing, none naked, with several parents supervising. No problem.
7:37 p.m. Family fight (non-violent), Winkleman Road, Montesano: A woman reportedly was yelling about the “day of evil,” flicking a lighter in the face of the caller and threatening her with a hammer. The caller’s husband tried to calm the woman while their children hid in another room. Deputies kept the parties apart while awaiting a ride for the yelling woman.
7:39 p.m. Theft, Devonshire Road, Montesano: Caller reported theft of a phone from riverbank.
8:02 p.m. Vehicle prowl, Devonshire Road, Montesano: Caller reported a vehicle window had been broken into; nothing taken.
9:52 p.m. Assault, 200 block Newman Creek Road, Satsop: A woman reportedly crawled out of the swamp after being struck in the face by her boyfriend. She was treated by medics. The incident didn’t happen exactly as reported. Actual details not included in report.
Saturday, Sept. 8
12:07 p.m. Juvenile problem, 1100 block Highway 12: Caller said a neighbor’s children had been throwing rocks at the caller’s son and leaving hateful comments around the home, believed to be racially motivated. A deputy will contact later when the caller returns home.
3:22 p.m. Suspicious person/circumstances, 700 block Delezenne Road, Elma: Several individuals who seemed to be intoxicated were reportedly hunting without permission on private property using hounds out of season. A toothless woman confronted the hunters; a woman in the hunting party jumped into the cab of the woman’s truck, threatening to kill her with a flashlight and a man jumped into the bed of the truck, took the woman’s shotgun out through the back window and threatened her with it. One of the hunters told deputies he was tracking cougars and had had problems with the woman before. She had shot at the dogs in the past and this time took one and threatened him with a shotgun he took from her. The dogs were running loose, some were captured by the callers and the collars taken to assist deputies in identifying the dog owners. The collars and shotgun without ammo were returned to the owners. Nobody pressed charges.
9:02 p.m. Controlled substance, Oakville Cemetery: A man was arrested for drug possession and an outstanding felony warrant.
10:30 p.m. Disorderly conduct, Milepost 26 Wynooche Valley Road: A man said he was camping while scouting for elk hunting when he had a disagreement with a man living nearby in a trailer. The man reportedly was drinking whiskey and beer and was shouting and shooting toward the caller’s camp. Deputy found that both parties were intoxicated; they agreed not to press charges, to go to sleep and stay away from each other.
Sunday, Sept. 9
10:03 a.m. Family fight (non-violent), Sickman Road, Oakville: A man reportedly hit his estranged wife with a shoe after refusing to leave. There reportedly was no primary aggressor. He was cited for trespassing.
Monday, Sept. 10
12:07 p.m. Juvenile problem, 1100 block Highway 12: Caller said racial slurs had been written all over the inside of the caller’s residence. Suspect information is available.
7:05 p.m. Suspicious Person, 1100 block Highway 12: Three individuals were reported on a logging road, two on bicycles and one on a motorcycle, with a hatchet and bucket of mushrooms. They reportedly told the caller, an off-duty Washington State Patrol trooper, they were harvesting pitch wood. It seemed suspicious.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
10:25 a.m. Child abuse or neglect, 200 block Monte-Brady Road: A possible case of child abuse was reported.
7:48 p.m. Juvenile problem, Murray Place, Elma: A girl reportedly tried to stab the caller’s son with a pen; there was no injury. Deputies advised the two youths to leave each other alone; which they agreed to do for the night.
Wednesday, Sept. 12
3:20 a.m. Impounded vehicle, Milepost 6, Monte-Elma Road: An abandoned truck was towed and impounded after its owners were unable to be reached.
7:25 p.m. Assault with a firearm, 600 block Cloquallum Road, Elma: A woman reported that her boyfriend pulled her hair, hit her and pointed a loaded firearm at her before she was able to flee. Deputies and the Washington State Patrol arrived and arrested the man for second-degree domestic violence.