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Archive | June, 2011

Crash Fight

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:18

Jacob Allen Gregg, 35, of Lake Stevens is under arrest after he allegedly started a fight after a car crash last night in Longview. Officers were called to the area of 30th and Fir at about 11:30 pm, where it was reported that two cars had crashed, then a large fight broke out. It was reported that as many as five or six people could have been involved in the fracas. Longview Police arrived on the scene and got things calmed down, eventually arresting Gregg on two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of first-degree negligent driving. He’s now being held on bail that totals $1,250. Other details on the crash haven’t yet been released.

Drug Scam

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:17

Casey Jay Banks, 33, of St. Helens is in the Cowlitz County Jail, accused of stealing narcotics from St. John Medical Center late last week. In today’s Daily News, they say that Banks came into the Emergency Department on Friday, gave a fake name, then asked to be treated for an undisclosed malady. It’s reported that Banks was given a sedative called “Propoful,” with a partially-filled syringe left on the table in Banks’ treatment room. Hospital officials say that Banks asked for some privacy, and when a nurse returned, she reportedly caught Banks putting the rest of the sedative into his IV bag. Banks reportedly told Longview Police that he’s addicted to painkillers, and had used the last of his drugs earlier in the day. He that he concocted the fake name and condition to obtain more drugs. Banks is now being held in the Cowlitz County Jail on a drug charge, with initial bail set at $25,000.

Pro Shop Theft

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:17

A man who’d been working at the Pro Shop on 15th Avenue is now in the slammer, accused of stealing nearly nine thousand dollars in merchandise from the store. Today’s Daily News reports on the arrest of Justin Lee Rister, 26, of Kelso, who allegedly stole snowboards, skis, boots, goggles and other equipment from the store, then tried to sell it at other establishments around town. The owner of a skate shop in Kelso got suspicious, then contacted the Pro Shop. They confirmed that the merchandise was theirs; Rister was arrested last Thursday, as he arrived at the skate shop to try and sell more gear. It’s reported that he admitted to stealing some of the items, but also claims that some had been “given” to him. Police say they also found pawn slips in Rister’s car. Last Friday, a judge found probable cause to hold Rister on charges of first-degree trafficking in stolen property, first-degree theft and third-degree driving while suspended. He’s currently being held on bail that totals $10,500.

Pending Burn Ban

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:16

The Department of Natural Resources is announcing that the annual burn ban on DNR lands will go into effect this coming Friday. The ban will affect all DNR-protected lands in Washington state; the ban will NOT affect recreational fires in designated state, county, municipal or other established campgrounds. The use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbecues will also continue to be allowed under the ban. Full details are available from the Department of Natural Resources.

KLOG Tuesday Sports

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:16

The Braves beat the Mariners 3-1 last night as Freddie Freeman smacked a two run homer in the 7th inning off Erik Bedard. Bedard allowed just two hits up to that point as the M’s offense did not provide the support. Adam Kennedy’s solo homer provided the Mariners run. The teams play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears have won six straight games. Graham Weist pitched a three hit shutout in the Bears 3-0 win over the Bend Elks. The Bears and Elks meet again tonight, 6:35 pm at Story Field. It’s Two Dollar Tuesday and Military Appreciation Night…..The Blazers introduced the their newest players yesterday. Raymond Felton says he is interested in coming up with a long term deal to stay in Portland.

Sewing Camp

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:16

Today is the deadline to get signed up for the Beginning Summer Sewing Camp that the local 4-H chapter will be offering next month. The summer day camp will run from Monday through Friday, July 18th to the 22nd. The camp will run from 9 am until noon each day, with WSU Extension 4-H volunteers teaching basic sewing skills, along with basic on use and care of a sewing machine. Participants will make things like a pincushion, a needle holder, a “9-patch pillow,” a book bag, an apron and other projects as time allows. Students should supply their own machines in good working order, though there could be access to a volunteer’s machine, on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited to ten to 12 students. Call WSU Extension at 577-3014, extension zero to get more information.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Posted on 28th June 2011 at 08:15

The Teen Summer Reading program for Cowlitz County kicks off today at the Three Rivers Mall. The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “One World, Many Stories,” with a number of international activities going on through the summer. Today’s event at the Kelso Public Library will feature “Grupo Condor,” a folk music ensemble that performs a wide variety of musical styles from Spanish-speaking America, with dance, stories and hands-on arts and crafts. Today’s kickoff event is set to start at 11 am at the Kelso Library in the Three Rivers Mall. It’s free and open to all area teens; they’ll also have information on all of the upcoming Summer Reading program activities that will run through August 7th.

KLOG Monday Sports

Posted on 27th June 2011 at 08:09

Dustin Ackley scored from third on the Marlins botched 10th inning intentional walk, giving Seattle a 2-1 victory last night. The M’s take two of three from Florida as they host the Braves for the first of three games tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears take a five game winning streak into tonight’s home game with the Bend Elks. First pitch at Story Field is 6:35 pm…..Pacific Tech took third place at the Legion Baseball tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend…..In Senior babe Ruth action in Castle Rock today, Competitive Athletics takes on Aberdeen at 4 pm, followed by Aberdeen against Coldstone at 6 pm…..The Seattle Sounders defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 yesterday at CenturyLink Field.

Fir Chase

Posted on 27th June 2011 at 08:03

Lawrence Rupert Smith, 46, of Longview is under arrest after a short car and foot chase that took place last night in downtown Longview. This got start just after 11 pm last night, in the area of 12th and Fir. Longview Police tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver tried to take off instead. The man crashed into a pole, then ran off. Officers say that he took off so fast, that he left his shoes behind. Additional officers converged on the area, and it took just a few minutes to find Smith hiding on a roof in the area of 11th and Fir. He’s currently being held on a charge of obstructing an officer, with bail set at $500. Additional charges are possible.

Early AM Chase

Posted on 27th June 2011 at 08:03

This weekend’s DUI emphasis patrols resulted in the arrest of two men after a car and foot chase early Sunday morning in the Highlands. This got started shortly after 3 am yesterday, when a Woodland Police Officer tried to make a traffic stop in the 1400 block of 30th Avenue. The officer says that the driver took off instead, hitting speeds near 60 miles an hour before crashing into a stop sign at 30th and Fir. The driver ran off, while the passenger was held at Taser point. Other units were converging on the area, and caught the driver a short distance from the crash site. Julian Edward Leong, 27, and Aaron Michael Boatsman, 24, were both arrested on no-bail Department of Corrections warrant. Additional charges could be filed, as it was noted that the car involved was stolen.