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Archive | June, 2010

Rate Decision Postponed

Posted on 25th June 2010 at 08:17

After hearing comments in regard to a potential change of water and sewer rate structures, the Longview City Council postponed a vote until August 26th. The council heard from Longview Country Club manager Michael Montero Thursday night who said the Club would be adversely affected by the proposed rate structure changes. The council has been looking at changes to the water and sewer rate structure, going from a flat rate to a flow-based rate.

Tennant Way Accident

Posted on 24th June 2010 at 08:22

Tennant Way was shutout down for about five minutes late last night as officers cleaned up glass from an accident at the 3rd avenue off ramp. A car lost control and ended up on its top. Three occupants received minor injuries in the accident just after 11 pm. The driver Michael Sandretto, 23, was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Witnesses told Longview Police that the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed shortly before the crash.

Suspect Arrested

Posted on 24th June 2010 at 08:20

Cowlitz County Sherriff Deputies have arrested a suspect who was wanted after a Silver Lake fight earlier this month.  Michael Waddington, 24, was arrested Tuesday night on a Federal no-bail warrant for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, meth possession and felon in possession of a firearm.  Authorities had been looking for Waddington following a fight June 2nd in Silver Lake where a machete was used and three men were injured.  The federal indictment means that Waddington will face justice in federal court in Tacoma. Previously local narcotics agents arrested Erica Lewis, Randy Chalupa and Anthony Reisbeck in connection with the case.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Posted on 24th June 2010 at 08:18

Robert Byron Lee is in custody.  The Longview Street Crimes Unit acted on a tip that the suspect in Tuesday’s stabbing was at a house in the 200 block of 17th yesterday afternoon he was taken into custody without incident.  Lee, 46, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder according to Kelso Police Captain Vern Thompson.  Officers swarmed the house on 17th and arrested Lee in the front yard just after 12 noon yesterday.  KPD identified the victim in the stabbing as Lee’s brother, 49-year old Michael Lee.  Mike Lee was allegedly stabbed by his brother as he was mowing a lawn in the one-thousand block of North 1st Avenue Tuesday.  Mike Lee was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in critical condition, but Thompson says his condition has been upgraded to stable condition.

SWAT Team Arrest

Posted on 24th June 2010 at 08:17

For the second time in two days, a local shopper was accosted by a strong armed robbery. The latest incident caused a major tactical response. Lower Columbia SWAT and Longview police surrounded a residence on 38th Avenue Wednesday afternoon where the suspect in a strong arm robbery at Fred Meyer holed up at his grandparents home. Torey Petersen, 22, came out of the house just after 3pm and shortly after plastic bullets were fired through the windows of the home. Petersen was arrested for first degree robbery and is being held on 100-thousand dollars bail. According to Longview Police, Petersen allegedly sprayed mace into the face of a 90-year-old woman in the parking lot of Fred Meyer, before taking her purse and fleeing the scene. Petersen then went to his grandparents home. Police followed and stopped all inbound traffic on Cottonwood Street and also at 38th Avenue and Ocean Beach Highway. Residents in the area were advised to remain inside their homes while the negotiations to get Petersen out continued for close to two hours. A nearby daycare center was also locked down. The robbery itself took place around noon. The 90-year-old woman was shaken up, but not seriously injured. This incident comes after Tuesday’s robbery attempt at the Kelso Safeway store where an Aberdeen man pushed a woman down and took her wallet. Travis Leach, 31, was found in nearby bushes and was taken into custody on charges of first degree robbery.

KLOG Thursday Sports

Posted on 24th June 2010 at 08:14

Cliff Lee pitched the Mariners to an 8-1 win over the Chicago Cubs last night. The M’s have won six straight and will try for the sweep when they host the Cubs in a day game today, KLOG 11:30 am……The Wenatchee Apple Sox defeated the Cowlitz Black Bears 4-0 last night. Wenatchee wins all three games of the series, outscoring Cowlitz 24 to 4. The Black Bears come home for a three game set with the Bend Elks starting tomorrow night at Story Field…..The NBA Draft is later today and the Portland Trail Blazers have the 22nd pick in the first round. General Manager Kevin Pritchard says he will entertain trade proposals. There are published reports the Blazers have been talking with the Raptors about a potential deal involving Rudy Fernandez.

KLOG Wednesday Sports

Posted on 23rd June 2010 at 08:33

Landon Donovan scored in extra time to give the USA soccer team a dramatic 1-0 win over Algeria this morning. USA advances to the World Cup Round of 16…..Jason Vargas allowed just four hits over seven innings in the Mariners 2-0 win over the Chicago Cubs last night. Cliff Lee gets the ball for Seattle tonight against the Cubbies, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Wenatchee Apple Sox scored four runs in the 7th inning and five in the 9th to beat the Cowlitz Black Bears 11-2. The Apple Sox host the Bears in the three game finale tonight at 7:05 pm…..The Seattle Seahawks claimed safety Kevin Ellison of waivers from San Diego, a day after the Chargers released him following his arrest on suspicion of possession a controlled substance.

Safeway Strong Arm

Posted on 23rd June 2010 at 08:19

An Aberdeen man is in custody after pushing down a woman and grabbing her wallet at the Kelso Safeway store yesterday. Just before 5 pm, the suspect went down an aisle at the store and pushed down the woman and grabbed her wallet. According to the Kelso Police report, about 4 to 5 people began giving chase. The suspect ran up the hill in back of the Taco Bell store. Officers found him hiding in some bushes off of North Sixth Avenue. 31-year-old Travis Leach of Aberdeen was taken into custody and is being held on 100-thousand dollars bail for first degree robbery and and first degree possession of stolen property. The woman accosted in the store was not injured.

Stabbing Suspect at Large

Posted on 23rd June 2010 at 08:18

Kelso police are still on the lookout for a man suspected of stabbing another man yesterday in North Kelso. Officers were called to the One-thousand block of North 1st street just before 11 am yesterday on a report that a man had been stabbed during an altercation. A suspect was immediately identified and police began to look for 46-year-old Robert Byron Lee. Witnessed told officers that Lee had fled the scene on a bicycle. The victim, a 49-year-old man who has not been identified by police, was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in critical condition. Calls to Legacy have not provided an update on the victim’s condition this morning. Barnes Elementary School was put on alert as officers began the search for the suspect. Lee is described as 5-11, 195 pounds with shoulder length hair and several tattoos. Anyone with any information is asked to call Kelso Police at 423-1270.

Forgery Arrests

Posted on 22nd June 2010 at 09:00

Three people are under arrest as Woodland Police responded to a report that someone was trying to pass a stolen check at the Fibre Federal branch in Woodland. Employees at the Credit Union alerted police at about 9:30 yesterday morning, when a man allegedly tried to cash a check that had been stolen from a Kelso man. Officers responded to the credit union and met with Gregory Rex Ormerod, 43, of Woodland, Ruth Marie Lubecky, 48, of Yacolt, and Lindsey Marie Paige, 23, who’s currently listed as a transient. Ormerod was eventually arrested on charges of forgery and second-degree possession of stolen property. Lubecky was booked for possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property, while Paige was arrested for three traffic-related warrants and possession of illegal drugs. Bail on each has been set at $15,000.