Crime and Injury Report 06.04.14
Arrests & Referrals
Winlock man booked for puncturing tire
A Winlock man has been arrested after allegedly vandalizing his estranged wife’s vehicle Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Corey M. Ming, 37, was arrested after he reportedly punctured the wife of his estranged 40-year-old wife’s car on the 100 block of Nelson Rd.
He reportedly admitted to causing the damage when speaking with investigators, but declined to explain why.
Ming was booked into the Lewis County Jail for malicious mischief, third degree. The estimated damage to the fire was $650.
Second suspect arrested for UPS electronics thefts
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a strung of thefts from a local UPS distribution center last year while the original suspect has pleaded guilty to theft charges.
William M. Eaton, 26, of Chehalis, was booked Sunday on a charge of first-degree theft for his suspected role in the theft of an estimated $100,000 in video games, video game equipment and cell phones from a USP distribution center on the 100 block of Hamilton Rd., north of Napavine.
The thefts, which entailed removing items from shipments destined for local retailers, are believed to have occurred last year between Aug. 9 and Nov. 26, and one other suspect, Roland E. Camps, 40, of Winlock, had been taken into custody Dec. 2, 2013.
While Eaton is expected to be arraigned as soon as this Thursday, Camps pleaded guilty Monday to charges of theft and is expected to be sentenced July 17.
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.
Firearms taken in Toledo burglary
A pair of shotguns were reportedly stolen from a Toledo area home last month, according to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
It was reported the 32-year-old victim had come home from work on May 23 and found someone had broken into his residence on the 300 block of Howe Rd., east of Toledo.
Reported stolen were a Remington 12-gauge super magnum and a Stevens 12-gauge pump action. The estimated loss is $450.
Thousands stolen in Toledo burglary
A Toledo-area man has been burgled of thousands in cash and coins Saturday, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
An unknown number of suspects had reportedly entered a residence on the 400 block of Eadon Rd. east of Toledo, sometime between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. using what is believed to be a credit card to compromise the front door lock.
Reported stolen by the 24-year-old victim were $3,000 in cash, various rare coins, silver dollars, wheat pennies and silver certificates. It was noted in the report the suspects had “ransacked” every room in the house, but only the aforementioned items were found to be taken.
Crime Stoppers ‘Crime of the Week’
Authorities are seeking help to solve a burglary taking place in Packwood back in April.
Between 4 p.m. April 13 and noon April 26, an unknown number of suspects entered the attached garage of a residence on the 100 block of Cottonwood Ln. and stolen three DeWalt cordless drills, a DVD player, a Sanyo flatscreen TV, a Direct TV cable box, a lodge-style print conformer. The estimated loss is $1,045
Those with information are encouraged to contact law enforcement or, to leave an anonymous tip, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-748-6422.