Chehalis Police Department

  • Agency: Chehalis Police Department
  • Address: 350 N. Market Blvd Room 201, Chehalis, 98532 WA
  • Chief: Glenn Schaffer (Chief of Police)
Phone: (360) 748-8605

Chehalis Police Department is located at 350 N. Market Blvd Room 201, Chehalis, 98532 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Glenn Schaffer. The Chehalis Police Department phone number is (360) 748-8605.

Chehalis Police Department News

Can you help us to identify this person? He is a person of interest in a theft that occurred at Walmart on 02/17/2018. If you have any information, please call us at 360-748-8605 or email us at Please refer to case number 18B1020. Thank you.

Pursuit/Stolen Vehicle Press Release: January 26, 2018 On January 26, 2018 at 10:20, a Chehalis Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding through the 20th Street school zone. The vehicle, a white Nissan Murano failed to pull over and fled northbound on Market Blvd. and then turned left onto 17th Street. The vehicle came to a stop where 17th Street dead-ends at the WF High School Parking lot. The vehicle had four occupants, one of which jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The other three were detained, and the driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Reina Martinez of Centralia was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and eluding. The other two occupants were released from the scene, and the individual that ran was not located, although the investigation will continue in an attempt to identify him. WF West was put on lockdown for approximately 10 minutes while the occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.

Have you ever seen something like this come across your social media page? We're not sure what the point is of a post like this, but we do find it interesting that they often ask the same questions that your bank or other online account might ask as "Security Questions." Please be careful what information you give out on social media.

The City of Chehalis lost power today for a couple of hours, to include all of the traffic lights north of 12th Street. We thought it was a good time for this traffic safety reminder: RCW 46.61.183 Nonfunctioning signal lights. Except when directed to proceed by a flagger, police officer, or firefighter, the driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection controlled by a traffic control signal that is temporarily without power on all approaches or is not displaying any green, red, or yellow indication to the approach the vehicle is on, shall consider the intersection to be an all-way stop. After stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way in accordance with RCW 46.61.180(1) and 46.61.185.

Ramiro Rodriguez Adams is a person of interest in an Assault 2nd that occurred on 01/20/2018, at approximately 11:53 p.m. If you have information on his whereabouts, please contact the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605 or email us at Please refer to case 18B437. Thank you.

The Chehalis Police Department is seeking your help in identifying the subjects in these photos. They are persons of interest in a burglary to a local business on January 20, 2018 at approximately 03:47 a.m. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605 or email Please refer to case number 18B415. Thank you for your help.

Shop with a Cop 2017 - The Chehalis Police Department and the Washington State Patrol spent the evening shopping, wrapping gifts, giving presents, raffling off a couple of bicycles and sharing a lot of great food with 13 kids this year. We had such a great time getting to know these kids and their families! Thank you to everyone whose donations and time made this event possible!

The woman pictured here was seen in Walmart in Chehalis on 12/08/2017, she is wanted for questioning for passing counterfeit money. Can you help to identify her? Please call 360-748-8605 or email us at: with information regarding her identity. Please reference Chehalis PD case 17B7365. Thank you for your help!

The two men pictured here were seen in Walmart in Chehalis on 11/29/2017 around 3:30 p.m. Can you help to identify them? Please call 360-748-8605 or email us at: with information regarding their identity. Please reference Chehalis PD case 17B7227. Thank you for your help.

The female pictured here was seen at Walmart in Chehalis on 11/20/17 around 6:00 p.m. Can you help to identify her? Please call 360-748-8605 or email us at with information regarding her identity. Please reference Chehalis PD case # 17B7023. Thank you. ***SUBJECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. THANK YOU.*** 11/28/17

This is from a media release put out by our partner's over at the Chehalis Fire Department.... the same thing goes for solicitations claiming to be from the Chehalis Police: Media Release: Through the alertness and phone call of a local citizen the Chehalis Fire Department became aware yesterday that an organization has been making solicitation calls asking for donations to support fire education material for school age children. I want the public to be aware the Chehalis Fire Department will never be calling you on your cell, home or business phone asking for donations. The entity has produced a flyer that implied this is sanctioned by the Chehalis Fire Department and in the flyer they use a firefighter name in the document, making it look very much like it was produced by the department, it was not. Please be wary of anyone asking for donations in the name of the Chehalis Fire Department and call us directly at 360-748-3394 prior to making any donations. Thank you! Ken Cardinale, Fire Chief

Chehalis Police Department Press Release For Immediate Release, November 17, 2017 Incident: Reported Robbery, 1st degree, November 15, 2017 SW 13th and SW William (17B6923) Chehalis Police received a report that on November 15, 2017 at approximately 2:55 pm a group of high school students were walking near Penny Playground when they were approached by four individuals. The four suspects had pulled up in a Grey Honda car and were reportedly looking for a specific individual with whom they had previously had a disagreement. Victims reported the suspects were armed with handguns, and one of those handguns had been displayed during the confrontation. Also during this event, one of the suspects took personal property from the pocket of one of the victims. No one was injured during the incident. Two of the four suspects have been identified and arrested. A 17-year old Chehalis man was arrested and booked into Lewis County Juvenile Detention for Robbery 1st degree; and Brandon Caley, a 20-year old Winlock male was arrested and booked for Robbery 1st degree. The two other suspects are described as Hispanic males in their 20's and are still being sought for their involvement. This incident is still under investigation, and further information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information on this incident are asked to contact the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treat Transit in downtown Chehalis! Chehalis Police, Chehalis Fire Department and the Washington State Patrol got to meet and interact with over 700 kids tonight. A fantastic night!

Be sure to visit the Chehalis Police Department, Chehalis Fire Department, and the Washington State Patrol on Halloween from 3:00 to 5:30. We will be out for the Chamber's Trick or Treat Transit on the 500 Block of N. Market Blvd in Chehalis with police cars and fire trucks for the kids to see, and candy and stickers to take with you!

***UPDATE*** 11:17 AM 10/11/17 - SUBJECT HAS BEEN FOUND. *** Chehalis Police Department Press Release For Immediate Release October 11, 2017 Incident: Missing Person 400 block of NW Quincy Place (17B6146) Today, October 11, at approximately 8 am, Chehalis Police Officers were dispatched to a missing person call in the 400 block of NW Quincy Place. Officers were informed Hilda Wenz, a 92-year-old female resident, was last seen at midnight. When they checked on her this morning at approximately 8 am, they were unable to locate her. Hilda is described as a 92-year-old white female, approximately 4’10” tall, weighing about 135 lbs. with white hair. It is unknown what clothing she may have been wearing. Hilda has no mobility issues for her age and can walk unassisted. Hilda is unfamiliar with the area so we are asking residents to please look around their yards and outbuildings. Anyone who may have seen Hilda is asked to call the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605 or dispatch at 360-740-1105. A Silver Alert has been issued.

Chehalis Police Department Press Release For Immediate Release, October 9, 2017 Incident: 17B6036 – Assault 1st Degree On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 9:00 pm Chehalis Police Officers were dispatched to two males fighting in the Walmart parking lot. When officers arrived, they found the involved individuals had fled the scene. Witnesses described the two males involved in the short physical fight and stated they left in separate vehicles prior to law enforcements arrival. While on scene talking to witnesses, Officers were advised by dispatch of a 17-year-old male at Providence Centralia Hospital seeking medical treatment for a stab wound to the chest. Officers responded to the hospital but were unable to speak with the victim of the stabbing as he was being prepared for transportation to Harborview Medical Center. Officers were, however, able speak to witnesses who were present at the hospital. After further investigation, Officers located the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle at a residence on Brockway Road outside of Chehalis. The vehicle has been impounded pending a search warrant, and the suspect, Jose Chagollan, an 18-year-old Onalaska male, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail on the charge of Assault 1st degree. The condition of the victim and extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. We will keep you updated as additional information becomes available.

No, we are NOT coming to arrest you on behalf of the IRS. It seems the IRS scams are becoming more specific, and more aggressive. The Chehalis Police Department has received several calls today from concerned individuals who have received such threats. It is not the IRS who is calling you, the intent of these phone calls is to scare you into wiring money. Please do not wire money, and do not give the caller any information. It is best just to hang up the phone.

The Chehalis Police Department has received several reports recently of stolen vehicles. The most commonly stolen vehicle is a 1990’s model Honda Civic. The photo with this post is an example of the body style of the most commonly stolen vehicle. Car thieves are often using modified keys which allows them to unlock and start different models of older Honda Civics. Try to choose a safe place to park your car and it may be worthwhile to consider using or installing an anti-theft device.

The Chehalis Police Department does not monitor the messages from Facebook consistently and it can be several hours or more than a day before we see the messages posted by our viewers. While we appreciate the feedback and the assistance we've received on requests for help, we continue to get people trying to report crimes in progress over the messaging system. This could be detrimental if people believe we're monitoring the site. So, we have turned off the messaging function of our facebook page. Please use 911 or the non emergency number 360-740-1105 to report crimes in progress.

On Monday, August 7th, at approximately 2:10 in the afternoon, a hit and run accident occurred at the stoplight at the intersection of 13th Street and Market Boulevard in Chehalis. The victim vehicle was a black Audi SUV and the suspect vehicle was an older white Dodge Caravan. If you witnessed this accident and have any further information to provide, please contact Sgt. McNamara of the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605 and reference case number 17B4669. Thank you for your help.

FOUND PROPERTY! Two set of KEYS found at the Chehalis Pool, estimated between 6-17-17 & 7-10-17. Please call the Chehalis Police Department to describe and claim. 360-748-8605. 17B4477 🔑

Press Release July 18, 2017 On June 27, 2017 Chehalis Police Canine “Reign” died suddenly and unexpectedly during routine training while on duty. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. Reign was subsequently sent to WSU for a necropsy to learn the cause of death. On July 17, 2017, the Chehalis Police Department received the reports from Chehalis Centralia Veterinary Hospital, and from the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory of WSU. Unfortunately, both the gross pathology report, and the histopathology report are both inconclusive on a cause of death. The conclusion states in part “Unfortunately, significant autolysis limits thorough histologic evaluation of multiple tissues and a cause for the reported acute death remains uncertain.” And “Causes for acute death in dogs without associated gross or histological lesions may include fatal arrhythmia, metabolic disturbances, and certain toxins, though the time delay between death and the reported potential inhalation event is too prolonged to be considered a likely cause for death.” The Chehalis Police Department would like to thank the Chehalis Centralia Veterinarian Hospital, and the Centralia Police Department for all of their help and support surrounding this loss. We would also like to thank the countless community members who have reached out and offered their condolences.