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November 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM
CENTRALIA (AP) — A woman who jumped into the Black River near Rochester while fleeing a Thurston County sheriff’s deputy has died, apparently from hypothermia.
The Chronicle reports the 30-year-old Packwood woman and a man were in a car at a boat launch having sex Wednesday night when the deputy stopped them and asked for identification.
The sheriff’s office says the woman had a felony arrest warrant, which apparently prompted her to run into the river. She refused to come out and had to be pulled out about an hour later by rescue firefighters.
She was taken to an Olympia hospital where she died Thursday morning. The Thurston County coroner’s office is investigating the death.
October 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM
The (Centralia) Chronicle
An animal-protection organization is now offering a $4,600 reward for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the person or people responsible for killing, decapitating and burning a dog in Centralia.
Pasado’s Safe Haven announced the increased reward Tuesday after previously offering $2,500.
Police have said they have no leads into who is responsible for cutting the dog’s head off, putting its body on train tracks, lighting it on fire and then burying its head under a few rocks near downtown Centralia.
The headless body of the dog was discovered shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 31.
Firefighters discovered the dog — which was a large, brown lab mix — wrapped in clothing placed in a plastic bag after someone called to report a small fire on the train tracks at the end of Walnut Street in Centralia.
After fire crews discovered it was a dog’s body that was lit on fire, they contacted law enforcement.
Investigators are confident that the dog was not hit by a train.
According to Pasado’s Safe Haven, the 1½-year-old dog named Crom was owned by Tim Filer and Michelle Nelson. They reported him missing Aug. 30, the day before the body was found along the railroad tracks.
Pasado’s Safe Haven requests that anyone with information regarding the death come forward and call Pasado’s Cruelty Investigations Line at 206-300-7218, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All tips will remain anonymous.
October 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM
The Associated Press
CENTRALIA — A Centralia homeowner keeps a clean yard and doesn’t know why rats have overrun the property this fall.
Joan Lankow and her husband have trapped many rats and their dog has killed a few — nearly two dozen in two months. They’ve never had a rat problem like this in 40 years at the home.
One of her dogs, a 1-year-old terrier named Reba, was bitten by a large rat in the garage. The vet counted 18 puncture wounds.
Lewis County Code Enforcement Supervisor Bill Teitzel told The Chronicle he’s puzzled by the onslaught. Exterminators say rats may be looking for a warm place as the weather turns cooler.
July 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM
With the news that a 13-year-old Centralia boy got a 6-inch dragon tattoo without his parents’ consent — and the fact that it’s illegal for a minor to get a tattoo, we’re wondering what you think about the issue. The boy was on a trip with a family friend when he was inked, according to the KING5 story. Should minors be allowed to get tattoos? Cast your vote in our poll.
May 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM
The (Centralia) Chronicle
An Edmonds man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 150 miles per hour and spanned about 50 miles on Interstate 5.
The car, a 2012 silver Chevrolet Camaro, was reported stolen from the Hertz rental car company at Sea-Tac International Airport at 11:30 p.m., according to reports.
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said the pursuit started when a deputy spotted two subjects standing outside a car parked on a ramp of U.S. Highway 101 at about 2 a.m.
The officer turned on his emergency lights and approached the Camaro, but before the officer could get out, one of the individuals jumped into the car and drove away.
The suspect drove south on Highway 101 then merged on I-5 southbound for about 40 miles. The police used spike strips at mile post 59, near Vader, to end the chase.
The driver, identified by police as David Jin Lee, 23, of Edmonds, was arrested and transported to the Thurston County Jail.
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