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The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

Rainier Police Department

July 8

• An abandoned vehicle that was creating a traffic hazard was towed.

• A dog at large was reported as aggressively barking at children in the neighborhood. An officer responded to the location, but the dog was not to be found.

•An officer assisted drivers exchange information after a minor traffic incident.

July 9

• A woman was relocating to a new residence and was looking for a safe place to leave her cat. She was referred to the animal shelter in Longview.

• An officer responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident on the bridge. One driver was checking to see if it was safe to merge and rear-ended the vehicle in front of them. 

July 10

• A black Lab was found wandering a neighborhood. She was taken into protective custody and transported to animal control. 

July 11

• An officer responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident on Highway 30 near Mill Street. No citations were issued.

• An employee called regarding a suspicious person that was loitering in the store. The subject left prior to officer arrival.

• Why did the deer cross the road? They didn’t. A concerned citizen shooed the deer repeatedly away from the highway and they were eventually went up the hill instead.

July 12

• An unknown subject damaged a donation box for the Boy Scouts.

• An officer went to check on a suspicious person who was sleeping on the city docks. The subject was given a warning for marijuana possession, fireworks and informed of curfew times.

-An officer checked on a report of a suspicious vehicle. The owner advised that they had mechanical issues with the vehicle and it would be moved at a later time.

July 13

• A caller from the carnival believed that a man was attempting to get children to walk away with him. It was determined that no crime had been committed and that he was intoxicated.

• An officer responded to a group of raucous party goers that were playing loud music in the wee morning hours. The resident was given a warning. Apparently, the resident really enjoyed the officer’s visit as he kept the party going. The secondary visit resulted in a citation to the homeowner and the party dispersed. A parting invitee attempted to open a door to the unoccupied patrol car. He was very apologetic when he was admonished.

• An officer responded to a rear-end, non-injury accident on Highway 30 near Mill Street. One of the drivers was cited for driving uninsured.

• A disturbance was reported near the boat launch. Peace was restored.

• A concert goer at Days in the Park was observed removing articles of clothing during the ‘Kiss Tribute’. The subject was given warning and agreed to remain clothed for the rest of the performance. 

July 14

• A single vehicle left the road at a high rate of speed and crashed into a pole and a concrete wall. All occupants were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A medical incident is believed to be the cause of the crash.

• Officers responded to a disturbance at a tavern. The parties involved did not wish to press charges, but one person was trespassed from the premises.

• A key was turned in as found property.

• A wallet was reported as lost or mislaid property.

• A caller was worried about a dog in a parked vehicle. The windows were down and the owner was given a warning.

• A suspicious looking man in a trench coat was reported at the park. No one matching the description was located.

July 15

• A loud disturbance was reported on West C Street. When officers arrived at the residence, the person there was asleep and said had not heard anything.

July 17

• An officer responded to a single vehicle rollover on Fern Hill Road. Speed may have been a contributing factor and no injuries were reported.

• Officers responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident on the bridge. No citations were issued.

• A citizen reported a dog that was barking incessantly. A warning was given to the owner.

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