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Goldendale Police arrested two men on felony warrants during the past week and investigated vehicle prowls and vandalism during pre-Halloween festivities.

On Oct. 24, Officer Chris Wysykowski believed he recognized a person who was known to be wanted. The officer stopped the man around 10:30 a.m. and learned that the man just looked like the wanted individual. The man said his name was Clyde Deen. As Wysykowski was writing the man’s name down, he noticed behavior suggesting the man expected to be arrested. Wysykowski asked if there was a warrant on him and Deen said there was. He cooperated and was arrested on warrant for a methamphetamine arrest.

Two days later, Wysykowski noticed another wanted individual, Mark Miller in a car in the IGA parking lot. Wysykowski followed the car a short distance before seeing Miller run from the car. Wysykowski pursued and release canine officer Timber. Miller turned and evaded the attack and ran at Wysykowski. The officer reported that Miller reached into his pocket as he advanced and Wysykowski used the taser on him. Miller went down and began to get up when Timber arrived and attacked. Miller surrendered and was taken to KVH to be treated for a bite. He was arrested for resisting arrest in addition to the felony warrant.

Goldendale got into the swing of Halloween festivities with Trunk or Treat on Main Street. There were plenty of people in the downtown area and cars were parked on the north side of Main Street, just east of Windy Ridge Saloon. Around 9 p.m. people discovered that three vehicles in that parking area had been prowled. One vehicle had been left unlocked and a stereo was stolen. The other two vehicles had windows broken out with a brick. One lost a stereo and the other lost cash and Boy Scouts camping equipment. Anyone with knowledge of the incidents is asked to contact the police.

To put an exclamation point on the bizarre night, police were called to Main Street around midnight with a report that a clown had punched a man in the face and choked the bar tender who intervened. The clown fled to another establishment, according to witnesses. The police entered the other bar and found no clowns. A tip suggested where the clown might live. Officers checked the residence and alas, no clown.

Around the County

Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies were on the call around the county between Oct. 15 and Oct. 25 on 39 cases plus many actions of serving civil papers, business checks, traffic stops and general patrols.

On Oct. 20 an accident was investigated by KCSO and the Washington State Patrol on the Bickleton Highway near milepost 15. During the investigation, an arrest was made of Shawn M. Jones, 50, of Goldendale for DUI.

Two boat related thefts occurred, one at Peach Beach, Maryhill and the other in Roosevelt. In both cases thieves stole the motors off boats. Both cases are being investigated.

With burglaries the hot topic around the county for the past month, officers added another case to the file on Oct. 20, responding to a reported burglary and theft property and a vehicle. The property that was stolen was consistent with other burglaries in that the items stolen included jewelry and a rifle. The vehicle that was stolen is a 1997 black Honda Civic.

Two other burglaries are thought to be isolated from the other burglaries in the county. On Oct. 19, deputies were called to Dallesport where two attached garages were burglarized. Access was gained into one of the garages by using the garage opener which was left in an unlocked car. Meat was stolen from a freezer in one of the garages. No items were missing from the other.


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