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.

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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.

July 14, 2017 Memorial Service Announcement for K-9 Reign Chehalis K-9 Reign passed away from an unknown medical condition during a training exercise on June 27th. A memorial service honoring Reign will be held Tuesday, July 25th at W.F. West High School, 342 SW 16th Street, Chehalis. Services will begin at 11 am. Any law enforcement wishing to participate in the processional should be to the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N National Ave, Chehalis, at 9am. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Officer Mike Bailey at the Chehalis Police Department, 360-748-8605.

It is with heavy hearts at the Chehalis Police Department that we report our beloved Canine “Reign” passed away last night, June 27th. Canine Officer Ayers was conducting routine training while on duty when Reign had an unexpected medical event. Despite first aid attempts, Reign died almost immediately. Reign will be taken to Washington State University today so an exam can be performed to determine exactly what caused his death. Reign, a Belgian Malinois, came to the Chehalis Police Department in 2013 when he was one year old and was put into active duty in May, 2013. Reign and Officer Ayers were paired together and became a very effective canine team, working closely with the other teams in Lewis and surrounding counties. Reign is credited with multiple suspect apprehensions, successful article and evidence searches, and for alerting on and finding impressive quantities of narcotics. Reign was an important member of our law enforcement family and will be dearly missed. Our hearts go out to Officer Ayers’ family today as well, for their loss.

It's going to get Hot... Please leave them at home. RCW 16.52.340 Leave or confine any animal in unattended motor vehicle or enclosed space—Class 2 civil infraction—Officers' authority to reasonably remove animal. (1) It is a class 2 civil infraction under RCW 7.80.120 to leave or confine any animal unattended in a motor vehicle or enclosed space if the animal could be harmed or killed by exposure to excessive heat, cold, lack of ventilation, or lack of necessary water. (2) To protect the health and safety of an animal, an animal control officer or law enforcement officer who reasonably believes that an animal is suffering or is likely to suffer harm from exposure to excessive heat, cold, lack of ventilation, or lack of necessary water is authorized to enter a vehicle or enclosed space to remove an animal by any means reasonable under the circumstances if no other person is present in the immediate area who has access to the vehicle or enclosed space and who will immediately remove the animal. An animal control officer, law enforcement officer, or the department or agency employing such an officer is not liable for any damage to property resulting from actions taken under this section.

The Special Olympics Torch Run! An amazing event for a great cause! Centralia, WA Police Department, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Special Olympics Washington Donations to help the athletes compete can be made here:

CAN YOU ID THIS PERSON? This subject is a person of interest in a Burglary I and Assault that occurred at Yardbirds on 05/06/17. The subject was wearing a Michael Jordan hat and an Under Armour half zip shirt and was possibly riding a bicycle on the night of the burglary. A large amount of jewelry was stolen during the burglary. If you have any information regarding this subject or the incident, please contact the Chehalis Police Department at 748-8605 and refer to case number 17B2396. Thank you for your help.

Recently, the Chehalis Police Department has been fielding a number of questions pertaining to registered sex offenders, what the different levels mean, and where they are allowed to live. The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs WASPC has published an information page, as well as providing links that give you the ability to search your area, safety tips, and things to know. The information is also available from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office website. Please click the link for further information...

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Police Officer's Memorial Day. 144 Officers were killed in 2016, and 48 have lost their lives so far this year. Today we remember all of the officers that have been killed in the line of duty, their families, and their law enforcement agencies.

The Southwest Washington Fairgrounds will be conducting a fireworks safety training class this Saturday, May 13th, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grandstand area. You may want to keep your pets inside during that time to protect them from the noise.

May 08, 2017 For Immediate Release Incident: Burglary 1st Degree, May 6, 2017 2100 block N National Avenue (17B2396) Contact: Linda Bailey At approximately 1:30 am, while on scene at a vehicle fire near Yard Birds, Chehalis Police Officers were approached by an employee of Yard Birds who wanted to report a disturbance. The employee reported he found the lock to one of the businesses inside Yard Birds had been cut. Once inside that business, the employee was confronted by a male wearing a mask that swung a hatchet at him before running out of the store. No one was hurt in the incident. According to the business owner, jewelry and coins may have been taken in the burglary. Chehalis police are still investigating the incident to include reviewing video footage. Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Chehalis Police Department at 360-748-8605.

Chehalis Police Department Press Release May 08, 2017 For Immediate Release Incident: Death Investigation, May 6, 2017 1900 block NE Kresky Avenue (17B2395) Contact: Linda Bailey At approximately 1 am the Chehalis Police Department responded to a possible vehicle fire in the 1900 block of NE Kresky Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers found the vehicle, a 1992 Honda Accord with Washington license plates, fully involved in flames. They were unable to get close enough to the vehicle to determine if anyone was inside due to the extreme heat. The Chehalis Fire Department arrived. Once the fire was extinguished, Officers were informed there was a deceased person inside. The Coroner is working to identify the individual. The cause of the fire and manner of death are still under investigation.

For anyone who would like to make a cash or check donation, those can be done at the Chehalis Police Department. May 1st is the official kick-off of the Special Olympics Washington Law Enforcement Torch Run #GameOn Campaign! Hundreds of law enforcement representatives across the state are raising awareness and funds through this campaign. Chehalis Police Department Parking and Evidence Officer Destiny Chesnut has signed on to raise $2,017 for 2017. Just click the "Give now" on the right side. We would love your support in helping raise money for the 17,000 Special Olympics Athletes in Washington State. Even if you can't donate, please Share this post with your friends and family. Thank you, and #GAMEON!

Identity theft, frauds and scams are occurring at an alarming rate worldwide. Identity thieves and scammers are constantly trying to separate you from your money. Often using “cold calls” to make contact, they may try to convince you of one of the following scenarios: you have won a lottery or sweepstakes and you need to send in money for registration and taxes, a family member is in jail and needs money, a family member has been kidnapped and you must pay ransom, a computer repair company wants to repair and your computer and needs your personal information to gain access, you owe money to the IRS, and they will send someone to arrest you if you don’t pay immediately…the list goes on and on. A person in our area recently received a legitimate looking letter from Publisher’s Clearing House, but note the highlighted areas in the photograph. There are “partners” listed on the letter, the check shows it is from Delta Airlines written on a JP Morgan Chase Bank account, there is no return address, and there is a hand placed stamp instead of metered postage. Please don’t become a victim! Never pay money up front to claim a prize or to cover taxes on a prize. If you are asked to load money on a pre-paid card or to wire money, it is a scam. Never give personal information to verify that you’ve won a prize, and if you are unsure, ask a trusted friend or relative to review any letters or emails claiming you have won a prize. Remember – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!