Shilo Elania Hall, 22, of Longview is under arrest after an apparent road rage incident that took place yesterday morning on Industrial Way in Longview. This call came into Longview Police a few minutes before noon yesterday, with the first callers reporting that two vehicles were “playing bumper cars.” It was reported that both vehicles pulled into a parking lot, and then other vehicles blocked in the rig that was identified as the “suspect.” The female driver of that car apparently tried to run off, but officers eventually spotted and detained that woman in the 300 block of Oregon Way. Once contacted, the woman gave several false names and dates of birth before her identity was confirmed. Shilo Hall is now being held on a no-bail Department of Corrections warrant, along with a new count of making false statements to police. The road rage investigation continues.
Archive | December, 2016
Adam Roberts, 31, of Bellingham is dead, killed Tuesday by an avalanche near the White Pass Ski Resort. Authorities say that Roberts and another man had been skiing outside of the ski area boundaries, when he apparently triggered an avalanche that buried and killed him. The companion tells officials that he and Roberts had been skiing about a mile west of the resort, when they took different lines on a hill. The companion got to the bottom, but Roberts never showed up. The White Pass Ski Patrol was called in, and they found Roberts’ body about two hours later, buried under five to six feet of snow. It’s not known at this time if Roberts triggered the slide, or if there was another mechanism. It’s noted that Roberts grew up in Randle; he and his family were well-known at White Pass. Roberts is also described as an experienced outdoorsman, featured in ski and outdoor activity magazines. The investigation into the death is continuing.
Kelso Police are posting photos of a blue Toyota pickup on Facebook, looking to see if the public can help in identifying the suspect in a purse prowling incident that occurred a few days before Christmas. They say that a woman was at the Three Rivers Mall on December 22nd, when her purse was prowled while inside a car parked in the mall parking lot. The woman’s debit card was used a few minutes after the theft, followed by several additional attempts to use the card at Walmart stores in Longview. Kelso Police say that they were able to isolate four usable images of the suspect’s truck, which appears to be a powder blue Toyota pickup, with several distinctive tire rims lying in the bed. If you recognize this truck or the wheels in the bed, call Kelso Police at 423-1270, and then ask for Officer Slaven. Refer to case number 16-3964.
A proposed calcium carbonate handling terminal near Woodland is a step closer to getting a green light for construction, after obtaining approval for a permit from the Shoreline Hearings Board. Columbia River Carbonates of Woodland is proposing to spend between 10 million and 15 million dollars constructing a terminal that would receive calcium carbonate “stones” by barge, would be off-loaded to a storage area, and then would be taken by truck to Columbia River Carbonate on Pekin Road. The “stones” will then be processed into powder that’s used in a variety of construction, agricultural and industrial applications. Backers say that this project will help to reduce diesel truck traffic in and out of the plant, and will also bring about 70 jobs. Opponents say that the facility will harm local wildlife and fishing habitat, and would also have negative impacts on nearby recreational sites. TDN reports that an additional in-water work permit is needed from the Army Corps of Engineers before construction can start, which they hope to do in 2018.
You’re going to be able to fit in a razor clam dig prior to ringing in the New Year, but you’ll have to travel if that’s your plan for kicking 2016 to the curb. Washington Fish and Wildlife is announcing that digging will be allowed at Mocrocks and Copalis on the evening tides this Friday and Saturday night. Long Beach and Twin Harbors will remain closed, but fish managers are hopeful that Domoic Acid levels will drop on those beaches early next year. Tentative digs are planned in January and February, posted on the WDFW web page.
Dillon Brooks hit a shot with less than a second left to give Oregon an 89-87 upset of #2 UCLA last night…..The LCC women beat Mt. Hood 64-38 at the LC Holiday Classic last night. The Devils play North Idaho at 6 pm tonight. Games at LCC begin at 12 pm today…..The LCC men will host the LCC Alumni team tonight at 8 pm…..The Kelso boys edged Bend 57-55 at the Summit tourney in Bend. The Scots play La Center at 5:30 today. Mark Morris blasted Fort 90-57 last night. R.A. Long plays the host team at the Port Angeles tourney tonight at 7 pm…..The Blazers snapped a six game losing streak with a 102-89 victory over Sacramento last night. CJ McCollum led Portland with 20 points. The Blazers are at San Antonio tomorrow night.
Longview Police say that people have been asking about the hours for legal fireworks use around the New Year, so they’re out with some information in that regard. Under Washington state law, the window for legally purchasing fireworks opened on Tuesday; it’s legal to purchase from noon to 11 pm between Tuesday, the 27th and Saturday, the 31st. However, it is NOT legal to set those fireworks off. The RCW’s say that it’s legal to discharge fireworks from 6 pm to Midnight on New Year’s Eve, and from Midnight to 1 am on New Year’s Day. Check with your local fire agency about other possible restrictions, or for additional safety information.
Get the kids out of the house today, as the Koelsch Senior Communities Classic Film Series continues with big-screen showings of “The Wizard of Oz” at 2 and 7 pm. All seats at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts are $5 apiece; call 575-TIXX to get tickets, or pick them up at the door.
Another candlelight vigil was held last night at Kelso High School, as friends and family continue to deal with the Christmas Day shooting death of Katelynn Armand, 24, a 2011 graduate of the school. Additional information on the murder of Armand is now coming out. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that the shooting took place after Armand had dropped her infant daughter off with her estranged husband, James Tylka, 30. He had been living with his mother in King City, right next to Tigard. After taking the baby girl into the house, they say that Tylka went back outside, and then shot Armand dead. Later in the evening, Tylka was killed after a high-speed chase and a shootout with police; Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg was wounded several times during that shootout, and is still listed in critical, but stable condition at a hospital in Portland. A GoFundMe account has been set up in support of Armand’s infant daughter, Brynn; photographer Nicole White is also donating proceeds from infant photo sessions to the baby girl. Get more information on Facebook, and on GoFundMe.com. Accounts to help Nic Cederburg and his family are also set up.
Two people are under arrest after the Longview Police Street Crimes Unit served a search warrant at 1328 20th Avenue in Longview, where they claim to have seized more than a half-pound of methamphetamine and more than $8,800 in cash. Detectives also say that controlled medications and drug paraphernalia was taken out of the house. Laurie Ann Williams, 57, is now being held for alleged possession of meth with intent to deliver, four counts of possession of a controlled prescription, and delivery of narcotics within a school zone. Danny Wayne Gregory, 48, was also arrested, and he’s being held on two outstanding warrants.