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Updated: ARRESTED: Cowlitz Sheriff releases photos of fraud suspects and vehicle (Photo) - 10/29/14
Update 10-19-14: Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives arrested Angel L. Arola and her husband Axel Arola of Longview after they were identified by a tip that was posted on a local news facebook page called "Cowlitz County News". We do not know who posted the tip. The manager of that facebook page Rae Anderson (360) 464-7545 called detective Stumph with the information. Detective Stumph located the Arola's their house at 135 Niblett Way Longview. Mrs Arola agreed that the picture was of her, but denied involvement in the ID and fraudulent use of the credit card. Her husband denied that was him in the picture. The car in the photograph was parked in their driveway. Both were arrested for Identity Theft 2nd degree with no bail an booked.

Rosenzweig said "We appreciate the help from Rae Anderson and the person who posted the tip on the Cowlitz County News Facebook page. The public is often the key source of important information that leads to solving many of our investigations."

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The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the man and women in the attached photos. They are associated with a copper or similar colored hatchback passenger car (actual vehicle pictured above). These individuals are suspected of committing fraud and identity theft in southwest Washington and Oregon.

Callers are encouraged to call Detective Rob Stumph at 360-577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Cowlitz Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.
Cowlitz Sheriff arrests two in motel for September 25th Robbery in Kelso, recover stolen guns - 10/27/14
Kelso, Wash - October 27th 2014, Cowlitz Sheriff detectives arrested Rachael M Chance 28, Kelso, and her boyfriend, David J. Frownfelder, 26 yrs, (transient) in a Kelso motel today for Robbery 1st degree. The arrests are the result of the September 25th investigation where Chance and Frownfelder entered the home of Kayla N. Blower, 25yrs, at 1500 south 4th Kelso and assaulted her. Blower said that they accused her of being a "snitch" (she is not an informant). Blower said that Chance struck the left side of her head with a bottle, and Frownfelder immediately hit her in the head as well. Blower suffered extensive cuts and bruising to her head (no fracture) that required treatment at a local hospital. During the robbery they stole some of her clothes as well as computer speakers.

During the arrest at the hotel, 3 guns were recovered in their room and at least (at this time) one of them was stolen from a local burglary within the past several days from a Burglary in Kelso. Additional charges are being considered for possession of the stolen firearm(s).
Free Boating Certification Course - 10/22/14
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Marine Division, will again be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. The class is open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class is scheduled for Nov 1, 2014 from 8am to 4pm. Classes will be held at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or by email spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us Registration deadline is Oct 29th. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, click on www.boatered.org.
Longview Man Injured by Laser Shining Suspect - 10/17/14
Longview, WA - On Thursday, October 16, at approximately 9:55 p.m., 43 year old Steven Toney and his wife were at home in the 4600 Block of Ohio St. watching television. Mr. Toney noticed a laser light shining on his wife's face. The light was coming from outside of their home.

Mr. Toney went outside and confronted a male and a female who had been standing on the Toney's porch, but fled to the street when Mr. Toney exited the house. Mr. Toney and the male suspect exchanged words. While the male suspect continued to shine the laser light in Mr. Toney's eyes, a scuffle broke out between Mr. Toney and the male. During the fight, the male suspect struck Mr. Toney in the face with an object, believed to be a knife, cutting Mr. Toney's face and through his eyelid. The female did not participate in the assault.

After the suspect and the female fled, Mr. Toney and his wife drove to St. John Hospital. Deputies were called to the emergency room to investigate the incident. Mr. Toney was then transported to OHSU for a laceration to left eyelid but otherwise, non-life threatening injuries, but has since been released.

The suspect is described as a White Male, 20's, 5'11 150 pounds, Dark Brown or Black hair, scruffy facial hair, last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt with white lettering accompanied with blue jeans. He would likely have marks around neck region.

The female, who was not part of the assault, is described as a White Female, 20's, with blonde hair with darker roots, 5'4, average build, wearing black rimmed glasses.

Security footage from the area and witness contacts are underway. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Riley McNeal or Detective Cory Robinson the Sheriff's Office at (360)577-3092, or Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.
Level III Sex Offender community notification - 10/07/14
We are releasing this attached document to the media as allowed by RCW 4.24.550. Mr. Garner is registered as a transient and as of today, October 7th 2014, Mr. Garner is compliant with his conditions to check in with our office once a week. He is not wanted at this time.