The Washington State Patrol Goldendale Detachment in cooperation with the Goldendale Police Department and the Klickitat County Sheriff's department, conducted a four-day traffic safety patrol this past weekend on SR 97.
The goal of the emphasis was to focus on core traffic enforcement activity (DUI, aggressive driving, seatbelt compliance and dangerous speeding).
Enforcement, education and assistance in these areas have shown in the past to reduce collisions on our highways.
The traffic emphasis resulted in the following: 736 total violations discovered, 524 traffic stops, 208 arrests, 91 speed arrests, 10 drugs arrests, 20 seat belt arrests, 2 warrant arrests, 3 DUI arrests, 2 open alcohol containers arrests, 11 insurance arrests, 7 aggressive driver arrests, 4 negligent driving 2nd degree arrests, 2 child restraint arrest, 3 suspended driver arrests.
72 CVSA inspections were conducted.
15 logbook citations were issued and 12 drivers were placed out of service for logbook violations.
5 vehicles were placed out of service for equipment safety violations.
1 Commercial vehicle was found to be operating with off highway dyed fuel.
720 commercial vehicles were weighed
The WSP fully appreciates the support of the citizens of Washington to help perform our mission.
Kenneth J. Baker, 76, Seattle, died of a heart attack at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Sept. 10, 2002, at milepost 100 on State Route 14.
According to the report, Baker was driving his 2002 Ford Taurus westbound on SR 14. The vehicle then turned around in a wide spot, proceeding eastbound. It crossed the westbound lane of travel and struck the guard rail. The vehicle then crossed and recrossed the westbound lane continuing eastbound in the eastbound lane of travel. The vehicle then drifted off the roadway to the south, coming to rest on an embankment.
Baker was transported by ambulance to Klickitat Valley Hospital in Goldendale and then to Erdman's Funeral Home.
On Sept. 12, at 6:12 p.m., the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person. Nancy Naillon reported that her husband, Bob Naillon, had not returned home from work. He was last seen that morning when he left for work in a 1986 white Nissan pickup with a white canopy.
Naillon lives in the Goldendale area, and has been employed by Goldendale Aluminum Co.
Deputies began checking possible locations and Mr. Naillon was entered into the statewide computer system as missing. Surrounding law enforcement agencies were notified and asked to watch for Mr. Naillon, as well as the pickup. As the search continued, the area increased and several back areas were checked.
On Sept. 15, the Sheriff's Office received a call from the Yakama Tribal Police. KCSO was informed that Mr. Naillon's pickup truck had been located inside the reservation. This was on a back road that intersected near milepost 54 on Highway 97. The truck was abandoned and a search was going to be launched in that area.
Subsequently, Yakama officials located a deceased male about a mile from the truck. Evidence at the scene indicated the body was that of Mr. Naillon.
The cause of death is still under investigation by Yakama Tribal Police and Yakima County.
The Yakama Tribal Police and Yakima County Sheriff's Office are handling this part of the investigation.