LONG BEACH/ILWACO - Long Beach Police Department officers had their hands full during the past week, responding to numerous incidents.
A stereo system was reported missing after a car was broken into during the night of July 17 at an Ilwaco RV park.
An LBPD officer responded to a report of five juveniles picking flowers in the planter boxes in downtown Long Beach at 12:40 p.m. July 17. The officer found one of the male juveniles was the son of a retired U.S. Marine so he used his "Marine" voice and "read them the riot act," according to the police log. The boys said "yes sir" and left the area.
Three chain saws were reported stolen from the back of a truck parked in a downtown Long Beach parking lot during the night of July 18. All the saws were Stihl brand in orange and white plastic cases. Two were Model 044, one with a 32-inch bar, and one was an 021 model with an 18-inch bar.
A Long Beach business reported an employee was stealing from the store at 7 p.m. July 18. An officer responded and viewed a videotape of the employee allegedly removing a $20 bill from the cash register on July 16. The suspect, Patrick F. Tomberlin, 19, from Ocean Park, will be cited for third-degree theft.
A six-gallon gas can and hoses were reported removed from a boat moored at the Port of Ilwaco sometime between July 9 and July 19. Estimated value of the items is $50.
A disturbance involving gunshots and vehicles "peeling out" was reported at 11:23 p.m. July 19 in the 100 block of 10th Street in Long Beach. Officers investigated the report and confirmed the shots had come from the vicinity of the Sand Castle RV Park. They made contact with park residents and secured a Glock 17 9 mm weapon from a trailer. One of the residents admitted to firing the weapon into the ground because he suspected his car was being broken into.
A Federal Way man was arrested and booked at Pacific County Jail at 3:12 a.m. July 20 after an incident in downtown Long Beach. Christopher M. Boughal, 33, was booked for third-degree assault for allegedly assaulting an officer, for resisting arrest and fourth-degree domestic-violence assault. According to the police log, officers had to use force on Boughal numerous times.
Officers contacted three juvenile males who were allegedly harassing people on the Boardwalk at 2:10 p.m. July 20. The juveniles also were riding their bicycles on the sidewalk.
Juveniles were reported throwing rocks at a home in the 300 block of N.E. 11th St. in Long Beach. Officers were unable to locate the juveniles.
A disorderly person was reported at Ocean Beach Hospital at 4:10 p.m. July 20. Officers told him to stop yelling at the nurses and will prohibit him from coming onto hospital property.
A fight in progress was reported at 7:11 p.m. July 20 in downtown Long Beach. Steven R. Mata, 18, from Kennewick, was cited for disorderly conduct and MIP. The alleged victims in the fight didn't want to press assault charges.
A Seaview woman suspected of passing numerous forged prescriptions in Pacific and Wahkiakum counties was arrested at 3:30 p.m. July 21 in Ilwaco. Anne F. Batman, 53, was booked at Pacific County jail for multiple counts of forging prescriptions. She also had a felony warrant from Clark County.
Six intoxicated people were reported trashing a Long Beach restaurant at 1:14 a.m. July 22. Before officers arrived at the scene, the people left the restaurant southbound in a white SUV. The manager of the restaurant said softball players had gotten into a food fight then called one of the employees a name. The restaurant wasn't damaged but a mess was created, according to the log. Officers contacted the suspects in a Long Beach motel and told them they were no longer allowed at the restaurant. He also "told them to stop acting like they were in junior high." All were released "so they could go to bed so they could be fresh for their softball tournament tomorrow," according to the log.
A 17-year-old from Renton was arrested for MIP and turned over to his adult brother at 4 a.m. July 23. Charges on the suspect will be sent to the juvenile prosecutor.
A car prowl in progress was reported at 1:30 a.m. July 24 at a Long Beach motel. Witnesses said a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt had attempted to take a dirt bike out of a truck. Officers were unable to locate the man.