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Fraud suspect found in clothes dryer during search. Mother Daughter arrested for ID Theft. - 12/18/14
On 10-270-14 Joshua Most of Longview reported his wallet missing or stolen. He is not exactly sure where he lost it, or if it was stolen out of his vehicle while parked in various locations in Longview. Mr. Most reported his credit cards as missing/stolen on 10-23-14 and learned it had already been used by two women at several stores in the Centralia area, and they had attempted to ship some of the merchandise purchased with the card to 509 Hall Road, Silver Lake (in Cowlitz County). Detective Stumph obtained her driver's license photo of Emery Kaylene McCoy-Scott and her daughter Linzi Jordan Scott, who lived at the Hall Road Address and compared these against the store video and learned both Linzi Scott and her mother Emery McCoy-Scott were the women who used the stolen card in several locations in Centralia.
On 12-17-15 Detective Rob Stumph served a search warrant at 509 Hall road, Silver Lake and took both Linzi and Emery McCoy-Scott in to custody. During the search Linzi was found hiding in the clothe dryer. She had hid there because she knew she was wanted by DOC on a forgery warrant.

Emery McCoy Scott was booked for Identity Theft 2nd degree (felony) and V.U.C.S.A (a glass pipe with white residence that tested positive was found in her bedroom).

Linzi Scott was booked for Identity Theft 2nd degree (felony).
We do not know the total value of the theft.

We do not have photo or video that we are releasing at this time.

Questions about the thefts in Centralia should be referred to Centralia PD.
Kalama Man Missing Overnight - 12/12/14
Kalama, WA-38 year old Daryl Spreadborough of Kalama spent the night in the woods during one of the areas strongest storms. Mr. Spreadborough left his house on Mtn. View Road, Kalama, yesterday afternoon. When he didn't return, his family began looking for him, eventually locating some articles of clothing in the woods.

The family called the Sheriff's Office, and deputies and volunteers from Cowlitz Search and Rescue responded. After searching through the night, Mr. Spreadborough was located late this morning.

He is being transported to St. John hospital in Longview for a medical evaluation, but is believed to be in good condition at this time.

"Mr. Spreadborough is fortunate to have survived last nights storm." Sheriff Mark Nelson said. "Our thanks to the deputies and SAR volunteers who responded in that weather to search; they kept at it until they located him. That's the way we roll." Sheriff Nelson said.
Toutle School broken in to 3 times within a week: computers, chainsaws, bows stolen. - 12/02/14
Toutle, Washington - Cowlitz Sheriff is seeking help from the public in learning who has broken in to the Toutle School 3 times in the past week stealing computers, (PC and Laptops), chainsaws, archery bows, and a small amount of money. It appears to be the same person(s) in all three break-ins.

The person(s) forced a door open on all three times, on the 11-25, 11-29 and 12-1. The total dollar loss has not been totaled yet.

Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (360) 577-1206. Callers who want to talk to us directly should call (360) 577-3092.

(We do not have photos to share at this time).
Kubota excavator stolen on the 29th near Castle Rock, Wa. Picture attached. (Photo) - 12/01/14
On November 29 the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office investigated the theft of an excavator from the 7400 block of Old Pacific Hwy N. which is near Castle Rock. The excavator is a Kubota model 057, orange and black in color, with a covered cab and attached blade. The attached picture is representative of the stolen excavator. It is believed the suspect used a full size truck and flatbed trailer to haul the excavator. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Sergeant Brightbill at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, 360-577-3092.

A photo of one that is similar to the one stolen is depicted in the attached photo.
Attached Media Files: Excavator_theft.jpg
Cowlitz Sheriff arrests 3 for Burglary after astute neighbor sees truck next door. - 11/24/14
CASTLE Rock, Wash- 11-24-14 7:30 a.m. for the second time in two weeks, an astute neighbor noticed a suspicious vehicle next door and called the owner, who called 911. Three suspects have been taken in to custody for Burglary and Theft.

The caller, Susan Niemi, called her brother-in-law, John McDowll, after seeing a truck backed in to his barn. The barn is located at 1520 Hazel Dell Road, Castle Rock, Washington. McDowell called 911 saying no one had permission to be at the barn. Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy Darren Ullmann was in the area and spotted the truck. Other deputies arrived and arrested and booked in to jail:
* Christopher L. LaBaum, 34, of Longview. (also arrest for DOC warrant)
* Barry C. Brehm, 44, Longview.
* Linda M. Carpenter, 55, of Longview.

Two of the suspects implicated all three suspects in the theft. In the truck was stolen lumber, a door, and other metal items valuing about $100.00 and it was all returned to the owner.

The pervious theft where a neighbor called 911 was report on the 19th. That case happened on Raven Ridge Road east of Kelso and resulted in one man being booked for Burglary as well.