Crime and Injury Report 02.19.14

Town Crier

Local EMS and fire calls between Feb. 7 and Feb. 13

Lewis County Fire District 15 (Winlock)

EMS Responses – 11

Basic Life Support Transports – 4

Advanced Life Support Transports – 2

Fire Responses– 3

Assistance to Other Districts – 2

Toledo man killed in logging accident

A second Toledo man has been killed in a logging accident in recent weeks, this time in the Morton area.

21-year-old Tyler Bryan had been working Feb. 10 on the 1100 block of Hwy. 7, north of Morton, when a log being hauled uphill by a cable swung around and struck the victim, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency responders arrived at around noon and, though CPR was performed, Bryan died at the scene. The cause of the incident is reportedly being investigated by the Department of Labor and Industries.

A memorial fund to benefit Bryan’s survivors, whom include a fiancé and unborn son, has been set up at Timberland Bank and donations can be made at any branch or by mail to PO Box 245 Toledo, WA 98591.

Toledo had previously suffered the loss of resident Alex Oberg Jan. 16 when Oberg was logging alone on the 200 block of Maw Rd., east of Toledo. It is believed a gust of wind caused a tree to fall and kill him. A memorial fund has also been set up for Oberg at Timberland Bank and is continuing to receive donations.

Ongoing Investigations

Those with information about ongoing investigations are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (360) 740-1266 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-748-6422.

Tools stolen in Vader theft

A number of tools were reported stolen from an outbuilding in Vader Friday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s office.

Deputies responded just after midnight to a residence on the 500 block of A St. where the 51-year-old homeowner said someone had broken into a shed on the property sometime between Feb. 12 and Feb. 14.

Reported stolen were a Ryobi Sawzall, a Makita drill and two boxes of miscellaneous tools, the estimated loss is more than $1,000.