Sirens: DUI; Hit-and-Run; Vehicle Prowl


Editor’s Note: Due to early holiday deadlines, The Chronicle was unable to include all crime reports in today’s edition. Look for more in Thursday’s edition.


Vehicle Prowl

• An amp and speakers were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 600 block of South Iron Street at 9:40 a.m. on Nov. 20.


• A hit-and-run was reported in the 100 block of West High Street at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 20.

• A hit-and-run reported in the 1000 block of West Main Street at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 20 is under investigation.



• Joel D. Oestriech, 67, of Rochester, was arrested at the intersection of South Gold and East Locust streets just after 9:35 p.m. on Nov. 20 for allegedly driving under the influence after he was involved in a collision.



As of Monday morning, the Lewis County Jail had a total system population of 140 inmates, including 127 in the general population and 13 in the Work Ethic and Restitution Center. Of general population inmates, 109 were reported male and 18 were reported female. All WERC inmates were reported male.


Sirens are compiled by reporter Emily Fitzgerald, who can be reached at The Centralia Police Department can be reached at 360-330-7680, the Chehalis Police Department can be reached at 360-748-8605 and the Morton Police Department can be reached at 360-496-6636. If you were a victim of physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault, call Hope Alliance at 360-748-6601 or the Youth Advocacy Center of Lewis County at 360-623-1990.