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Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy arrests Nippon Dynaware employee for stealing over $20K worth of tools. (Photo) - 04/09/18

On 4-5-18 a Nippon-Dynawave’s Supervisor called the Cowlitz Sheriff Office to report a large scale theft from their plant site located at 3401 Industrial Way, Longview, Washington.

Deputy Geary Enbody was assigned the case.    Deputy Enbody learned from the Nippon Dynawave supervisors that an employee Ray Peterson had been seen on a security camera system accessing a secured office where keys were kept secured.    Peterson had not been given permission nor had he been issued a key to access that office.   

Deputy Enbody learned that several people had seen what they believed to be stolen tools at Petersons shop at his residence.  Property marked with other people’s names, and from industrial companies around the area.  Some of the serial numbers had been ground off of the tools.

on Sunday April 8th Deputy Enbody and several deputies served a search warrant at Peterson’s residence at 2320 Green Mountain Road, Kalama.   They recovered well over $20,000.00 worth of stolen tools such as:   Welders, welding supplies, pumps, pressure washer,  Lights, saws, hand tools, lazer level, lithium batteries,   and keys to secured areas that Peterson should not have had.    There were many other people’s names on the stolen property.  

The tools were marked as belonging to J.H. Kelly, Nippon Dynawave, Weyerhaeuser, Fiber, and United Rentals. 

Mr. Peterson was booked (no bail) yesterday for:

1) Burglary 2nd degree – Felony

2) Possession of Stolen Property 1st degree – Felony

3) Theft 3rd – Misdemeanor

4) Obscuring the identity of a machine – Misdemeanor (for grinding off serial numbers, etc).  Misdemeanor.

Questions regarding Peterson’s court appearances are referred to the Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Questions regarding Peterson’s employment are being referred to Nippon Dynawave.

We are not releasing any more than a few pictures attached to this release.  We are not able to allow the media to come and take additional pictures of the property. 

CCD Rosenzweig

Cowlitz Sheriff Deputy arrest man who shot at another car on I-5. No one injured. - 03/29/18

Castle Rock, Wash.   Cowlitz Sheriff Office recieved a call at about 5:00 p.m. that a man in a black car just shot another car during a road rage incident on I5 in Lewis County and was last seen near the Cowlitz - Lewis County line.  The incident actually occurred near MP 58-59 in Lewis County.   Cowlitz Deputy Lee found the suspect car on the Old Pacific Hwy near Burma Road and arrested the lone driver at gun point. This is just west of I-5 near the county boarder.   WSP assisted with the arrest.   A firearm was recovered from the suspect.  The victim ID the man under arrest as the man who shot at him.   A bullet was recovered from the victims car.   

WSP is assisting on the case.   Since the shooting occurred in Lewis County, The man has been transported to the Lewis County Jail.   

Because the case is still very active investigation we do not have additional details to release.     We appreciate media's patience with not being able to provide additional details at this time.  The suspect just arrived at the Lewis Jail minutes ago.   

We will be releasing the name of the suspect and the charges later tonight.   

Cowlitz CCD Rosenzweig 

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Update#1: Cowlitz Sheriff releases photos of capsized boat from collision on Columbia River yesterday (Photo) - 03/22/18

Update#1: More details on people as follows...... Miller, Michael W. - Longview resident was fishing nearby with his nephew Ian Ford, from Kelso. They saw the collision and responded to scene where they found Jacob and Kevin Gregory in the water, near their boat that was now upside down but floating. They were able to get them safely on their boat. This occurred in the channel of the river near Willow Grove. When the Sheriff's Office boat arrived on scene, they towed Gregory's upside down craft to the shore near willow grove and righted it. It was towed from the river by Carl's Towing. Again, all questions relating to the collision and what led up to the collision are being handled by the U.S. Coast Guard. Also, we are unable to contact the boaters, or witness to ask if they would be willing to talk with the media. ------------------Original release below ----------------------- Willow Grove - Cowltiz County Washington: Yesterday at about 7:30 a.m. The Cowlitz Sheriff's Office received a report that there had been a collision between a fishing boat and a tug in the Columbia River. The caller was a nearby boater who was on scene and had rescued the two occupants whose boat had capsized in the collision. There are pictures of the Cowlitz Divers in the river with the capsized boat, as well as the boat that was brought to the shore by the Sheriff's boat, and righted. Names of divers on caption of photos... The collision is being investigated by the US Coast Guard. Questions regarding the collision are being referred to the U.S. Coast Guard. The boater who provided the rescue was Michael W. Miller. The operator of the boat that capsized is Kevin R. Gregory and his passenger was Jacob A. Gregory. There were no injuries. More details coming forthcoming. The report was just submitted hours ago. CCD Rosenzweig