Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Cowlitz County Man Missing **SPELLING CORRECTION ON LAST NAME**
Richard Sturm 1
**The Correct spelling of the last name is, STURM.
Kelso, WA - Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who left his daughter's Castle Rock home last evening and has not been heard from since.
The man is Richard Sturm of Longview. Mr. Sturm left his daughter's home in Castle Rock early Sunday evening, stating that he was headed home to his residence in Longview. When his daughter did not hear from him, she went to his residence and found that he had not been there. Mr. Sturns' current whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Sturns, who also goes by "Dick", is 67 years of age, 6', 200#. He was last seen wearing a Green and Black coat, a carhart tee-shirt, blue jeans and Romeo shoes.
The vehicle he should be driving is a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado with a spare tire and stainless steel box in the bed of the truck.
Mr. Sturm likes to hunt and may possibly have gone into the the area off of the 2000 line between Delameter, Stella, Germany Creek, or may be in the Ryderwood area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Sturm is asked to call Deputy Brent Harris at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092, or Crimestoppers at 360-577-1206.
Ryderwood Man Shot, Suspect in Custody **UPDATE #3 - 4:15 p.m.** - 12/09/13
Kelso, WA - There will be no more releases today. Detectives are processing the crime-scene residence. Not expecting any major developments.
Kelso, WA - Mr. Stiller is out of surgery, but sedated. He will remain in the hospital during this initial recovery stage.
Ms. Cochran was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on a charge of 1st Degree Assault. The investigation is continuing.
Kelso, WA - 69 year-old John Stiller is undergoing surgery at Tacoma General for a bullet wound to the abdomen. The call came in at approximately 4:38 a.m.. Mr. Stiller was shot with a hunting rifle that is believed to belong to Ms. Cochran.
Sheriff Mark Nelson
Ryderwood, WA-A 69 year-old Ryderwood man was shot in the abdomen early monday morning by his roommate, 43 year-old Linda Cochran. Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence in Ryderwood after receiving a 911 call from Cochran stating she had just shot someone in her house. At about the same time, another 911 call came in from the victim, John Stiller, stating his roommate had just shot him and he was trying to get out of the house.
911 dispatch kept both subjects on the line as they advised deputies from both Cowlitz and Lewis counties to respond. Stiller was able to exit the residence and get to his vehicle. He drove himself to a restaurant in Vader where he met aid personnel and a Cowlitz deputy. he was transported by ambulance and then transferred to a Lifeflight helicopter who took him to Tacoma General. His current medical status is unknown.
Cochran remained on the line with a dispatcher as deputies arrived at the residence. Dispatch advised she continued to shoot randomly, but not after the deputies arrived. The dispatcher was finally able to talk her out of the residence and she was taken into custody without further incident.
Both subjects live at the residence where the incident occurred. At this time, it is unknown why Cochran shot Stiller, other than it appears she may be dealing with some mental issues.
The investigation is continuing.
*** UPDATE *** deputies locate woodland slough accident victim - 12/07/13
Saturday morning 12/07/13 Deputies and the Cowlitz Dive Rescue team resumed their search for the driver of a pickup that entered a slough near Dike Road and Dike Access Road in Woodland. The driver who is believed to have been alone is identified as 29 year old German Sabian-Pacheco of Astoria, Oregon.
As the search continued Sabian-Pacheco's brother arrived at the scene telling searchers his brother was the driver but made it to shore and was at his sisters residence 2-3 miles away. Deputies contacted him there and confirmed he was uninjured and had been alone in the pickup at the time of the accident. Sabian-Pacheco told deputies that after the accident he swam a short distance before walking to his sisters house.
Deputies arrested Sabian-Pacheco on outstanding misdemeanor warrants for DUI and DWLS 2nd degree. Additionally he was charged with violation of driving without an interlock, DWLS 1st degree and hit and run. He was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail.
deputies search for occupants of vehicle into Woodland slough - 12/06/13
Shortly after noon on Friday 12/06/13 Cowlitz County Deputies responded to the area of Dike Road and Dike Access Road in Woodland to a report of a pickup seen leaving the roadway and entering a slough. Witnesses believe the pickup was occupied by just a driver, no passengers were observed. Cowlitz Dive Rescue responded and a diver located and checked the pickup but it was unoccupied. A search of the surrounding area did not locate the driver. Deputies and Dive Rescue will return to the scene on Saturday to continue the search. The name of the registered owner of the pickup will not be disclosed at this time.
UPDATE #2 Deputies ask for assistance in locating Japanese man believed to be missing near Mt. St. Helens
Onishi Yosuko 11-26-17
UPDATE #2: Thursday December 12th 2013: Mr. Onishi is still missing. We have still not been able to identify the couple who gave him a ride on 11-27-13.
The correct spelling of the missing man is : Yosuke Onishi. He is 26 5'-9" 150lbs, Brown eyes, and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black coat and dark colored pants. Unknown shoes. He is listed as a missing person in the Wasington State and the National Missing Persons database.
Skamania County Sheriff's Office flew over the Mt. St Helens on Wednesday, chekcing the area where climbers typically hike and while they saw several hikers, none were believed to be Mr. Onishi.
Deputies have reviewed video footage of the stores in the Cougar area and they are unable to read the license plate of the vehicle who gave Mr. Onishi a ride on 11-27-13.
Deputies have been in touch with the Japanese Consulate who has been in touch with Mr. Onishi's family. They have not hear from him since he was last seen on the 27th.
Anyone who has any information about this case is encouraged to call the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call crime stoppers at 360-577-1206
Photo of Onishi Yosuko attached.
Cowlitz and Skamania Sheriff's Office are asking for help in locating a Japanese man who may have gone hiking on Mt. St Helens on 11-27-13, he has not been seen since.
26 year old Yosuke Onishi of Japan set out on 11/27/13 with hopes to climb Mount Saint Helens, believably from Climber's Bivouac. No one has heard from or seen Onishi since that point. Skamania County search and rescue efforts have been unsuccessful in locating Onishi on or around the mountain.
MISSING: Onishi, Yosuke (See attached picture). We do not know his height, or weight. He appears to be of slim build based on a photograph taken on 11-26-13 near Cougar.
Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Gladson located a woman at a hostel in Portland who had hitchhiked with Onishi to Cougar on 11-26-13. She reported that on 11-27-13 she left the area and believed Onishi was intent on locating a ride up to Mt. St. Helens.
Deputy Gladson contacted the owner of the Lakeshore Store and Deli, Ronald Jackman. He reported that he saw Onishi enter a grey or light brown passenger car on the morning of 11-27-13 with a male and female occupant. The male had dark hair and the female appeared to be of Asian descent. They had a small white dog in the car that may have been a poodle.
On 12/1/13, Deputy Gladson contacted Skamania County Deputy George Barker in Cougar. Barker advised me of a possible missing person in the area of Mt. St. Helens.
Skamania County Sheriff Deputy George Barker advised that they have heavily searched the south side of the mountain with no signs of Onishi. They checked the area where most disoriented hikers are usually found. He said numerous climbers have been up and down the mountain since 11/27/13, with no reports of a stranded, injured or ill-equipped climber. He said they have found no indication that Onishi was on the mountain.
Deputy Barker found that Onishi borrowed snow shoes from an employee at the Lone Fir Motel. He apparently left a sleeping bag at the climber's registration desk. On 11/30/13, that sleeping bag was gone. It is unknown who picked up the sleeping bag.
On 12/3/13, Deputy Gladson contacted Patricia Jackman - the owner of the Lakeshore Store and
Deli in Cougar. She recalled that the car that had picked up Onishi returned at around 1045 hours on 11-27-13. The subjects said Onishi "was still up there" and did not return. They just wanted to let someone know because they were a little concerned about him. Jackman was not sure what "still up there" meant but believed they were at Climber's Bivouac.
Skamania County Sheriff's Office is overseeing the search efforts on the mountain. Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is taking the lead on the missing person aspect of the case because Onishi was last seen at the Lone Fire resort which is in Cowlitz County.
*** Deputies focusing their efforts at this point in trying to identify and interview the couple who gave Onishi a ride up to the mountain on 11-27-13. If anyone has information about this, or knows who the couple may be who gave Onishi the ride, they are encouraged to contact us at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206. ***
Vehicle strikes two children while approaching school bus. Children transported, but OK. - 12/03/13
Cowlitz County Sheriff Deputies are investigating an accident that happen today, 12-3-13 at about 7:19 a.m. when a vehicle ran into 2 children as they were attempting to board a Kelso School District bus. The two children, a 12 year old boy, and an 11 year old boy were taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center for treatment. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Due to health privacy laws we will not be commenting on the children's medical treatment. Also, due to the children's ages, we will not be identifying them.
The bus was stopped in the 100 block of Beacon Hill about 2 miles north of Kelso, Washington. The bus driver had activated the bus' red lights and extended the stop paddle, which also has red flashing lights, and was loading children on to the bus when a Blue Honda approached the area. For reasons that are not clear, the driver did not stop, and struck two children who were in the roadway approaching the bus.
The owner and driver of Honda is Jared S. Waliezer ,32 of Kelso. Mr. Waliezer stopped his vehicle shortly after striking the children. Mr. Waliezer stated he does not remember seeing the children and does not remember the collision. He has no explanation as to why he did not see the children or stop in time to avoid running in to the children. Mr. Waliezer is cooperating with the investigation, and has consented to having his blood analyzed and his phone, and vehicle examined. Deputies report there are no obvious signs that Mr. Waliezer was impaired by drugs or alcohol, but toxicology tests are still going to be analyzed. Mr. Waliezer was questioned and released. The investigation is ongoing and once all the evidence is available the case will be reviewed for charging.
The bus was being driven by Bonnie R. Doble, 70, of Kelso. She was not injured. The bus was not struck by Mr. Waliezer's vehicle.
The roadway in this area is straight, flat, and has wide shoulders. There were several witnesses who saw the collision take place, and they have been interviewed by deputies.
If anyone has any information about this case and has not been interviewed by a deputy, they are encouraged to call the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092. They can also call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.