LONG BEACH/ILWACO - The week of the Fourth of July was a busy one for Long Beach Police Department officers. The week began when a man was cited and released for third-degree theft after he allegedly took a bottle of vodka from the Long Beach Liquor Store. Wayne D. Capps, 35, from Long Beach, allegedly stuffed the bottle in his pants and walked out of the store at about 5:30 p.m. July 3, according to the police log.
Numerous incidents were reported and investigated by LBPD officers on July 4 beginning at 2:30 a.m. when a report was received of people throwing beer bottles at a car at the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach. When officers arrived at the scene, the alleged victim was found "passed out in his tent," according to the report. Witnesses said they didn't see the bottles thrown and there was no damage to the vehicle.
A report was received at 2:45 p.m. July 4 that a car parked in the 500 block of S. Ocean Beach Blvd. in Long Beach had been walked on. An officer photographed footprints and dents on the hood of the vehicle.
A possible DUI was reported in the parking lot of an Ilwaco business at 4 p.m. July 4. The driver of an illegally parked van in the lot was asleep when an officer arrived and "was obviously drunk" according to the report. The officer called a friend of the driver to pick him up and re-parked the van.
Kyle R. Shouse, 22, from Tacoma, was cited for DUI and reckless driving at 7:45 p.m. July 4.
A report was received at 11 p.m. July 4 that a juvenile with long blonde hair had jumped off the roof of a Long Beach restaurant but officers were unable to confirm the report.
Two brothers from Tacoma were booked on separate charges in the early hours of July 5. Jason J. Whittle, 24, was booked for violating a domestic-violence protection order at 1:40 a.m. on the beach in Long Beach. His brother, Julian K. Whittle, 18, was booked for fourth-degree domestic-violence assault at the Bolstad beach approach at 2:30 a.m. after a witness told an officer he had kicked his brother. The alleged female victim of the protection order violation was provided with gas by an officer so she could return to her home in Spanaway.
A burglary was reported at a business in the 1200 block of 184th in Long Beach at 1 p.m. July 5. Entry was gained by breaking a window in the front door. About $1,200 worth of items were reported missing including art work and a digital camera. The owner of the business requested extra police patrols during the night.
A resident of the 100 block of Ash Street in Ilwaco reported a relative was harassing her and threatening to burn down the house at 1:15 a.m. July 6. The relative agreed to leave for the night.
A Tacoma man was cited for disorderly conduct after he was reported banging on the window of a Long Beach tavern at 2 a.m. July 6. Glen A. Casebeer, 44, was "so intoxicated he fell in (the police department) parking lot and lay on the ground," according to the log. He was taken to Ocean Beach Hospital where he allegedly assaulted a doctor while he was being treated and was arrested and booked at Pacific County Jail for third-degree assault.
Jared Hoyt, 20, was arrested and booked on a felony warrant from Vancouver after he was contacted by an officer for driving in the closed area of the beach south of the Bolstad approach at 6:42 p.m. July 6.
A resident of the 1000 block of N. Washington St. in Long Beach reported someone had "cut cookies" in his back yard and tore up his yard the night of July 8. He requested extra patrols in the area.
The Long Beach Police Department has filed charges on two women following a long investigation into the alleged unlawful issuance of bank checks. One suspect, Pamela P. Mountain, 58, of Long Beach, allegedly wrote nine checks between April 22 and May 17 totalling $2,782.24.
The second suspect, Shelly L. Heckman, 39, of Ilwaco allegedly wrote 17 checks between April 8 and May 8 totaling $545.79.
Charges have been filed with the Pacific County Prosecutor's Office. Unlawful issuance of bank checks is a felony. The two cases are unrelated, according to LBPD Chief Flint Wright.
In other LBPD cases from the June 26 to July 3 period:
An assault was reported at 11:30 a.m. June 26 in Long Beach after a assaulted another person who was pushed against a car, causing damage to the hood. Officers were unable to locate the man.
A car prowl was reported June 27 in the 1100 block of N. Ocean Beach Blvd. in Long Beach. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.
A possible burglary in progress was reported at 10:25 p.m. June 29 at an RV park in Ilwaco. The alleged victim said she and her boyfriend had been fighting for several days and he went to the trailer and unplugged the power then laughed at her. There was no burglary.
An Admiral stainless steel watch valued at $1,500 was reported lost at noon on June 30 someplace in Long Beach. The owner has offered a $100 reward for the return of the watch.
An assault was reported at 10 p.m. June 30 at an RV park in Ilwaco. Amnthony J. Hroma, 50, of Ilwaco, will be cited for fourth-degree domestic-violence assault, according to the LBPD.
A domestic assault was reported at 1:41 a.m. July 2 at a Long Beach motel. The alleged victim told officers that, after she refused to ride with her husband because he was intoxicated, he left her at a Long Beach tavern. She was given a ride to her motel by an officer. After she arrived, her husband allegedly began shoving her down a hallway. James D. McDaniel, 28, from Olympia, was arrested and booked for fourth-degree domestic-violence assault.
A disturbance was reported behind the police department office at 8:23 p.m. July 7 when an officer heard yelling and cursing. A man told the officer his son was a moron. The officer told the man to stop cursing and yelling.
A green SUV rolled on the closed area of the beach and had been reported driving recklessly at 3 a.m. July 3. Officers were unable to locate the driver but did find the vehicle at a Long Beach motel.