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Public safety calls for week of Nov. 1

Thursday, November 7, 2019

** Warrants

Warrant service, 7:24 p.m. Oct. 23, 200 block South Main Avenue. Courtnie M. Wofford, 24, no known address, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

** Thefts and burglaries

Stolen iPad, 9:51 a.m. Oct. 21, Big 5 Sporting Goods. Lonny A. Baker, 30, and Chelsey J. Gutierrez, 28, no known address, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft.

Burglary, 11:37 a.m. Oct. 22, 1100 block Northwest Warrenton Drive. A man reported a mountain bike and trailer valued at $700 was stolen. Lonny A. Baker, 30, no known address, was found on the waterfront trail near Northwest Seventh Street and cited for second-degree theft.

Shoplifting, 7:40 p.m. Oct. 22, 600 block Marlin Avenue. Chelsey J. Gutierrez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft after she allegedly left Fred Meyer without paying for a tent, food and clothes valued at $142. She also was charged with heroin possession, she had an outstanding Clatsop County Sheriff’s warrant, and she was cited for criminal trespassing, since she’d previously been trespassed from the store. Gutierrez was booked at Clatsop County Jail.

Burglary, 11:37 a.m. Oct. 22, 800 block Fifth Avenue, Hammond. Someone broke the lock on a garden shed and stole a 5-gallon plastic can with gasoline. Total loss was valued at $47.

Shoplifting, 9:21 p.m. Oct. 23, Walmart. James V. Vallozzi, 46, of Oil City, Penn., was cited with third-degree theft after he allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $85 in women’s lingerie and shoes.

Shoplifting, 12:27 a.m. Oct. 25, Walmart. Gregory S. Adams, 37, of Hammond was cited for second-degree theft after he allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $157 in collectable sports cards.

Shoplifting, 12:38 p.m. Oct. 26, Walmart. Michael A. Shields, 42, no known address, was cited for second-degree theft after he allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $232 in clothes and rugs.

Theft by fraud, 5:15 p.m. Oct. 27, Walmart. Trisha J. Watts, 37, of Nehalem was cited for third-degree theft and criminal trespassing after she selected $66 in merchandise from the store, placed them in a shopping bag and returned the items through the customer service counter in exchange for a gift card.

** Suspicious circumstances/disturbances

Trespassing, 9:36 a.m. Oct. 21, Fred Meyer. Chelsey J. Gutierrez, 28, was cited for criminal trespassing after she returned to the store where she’d previously been trespassed.

Man waving gun at vehicles, 2:19 p.m. Oct. 22, Youngs Bay Bridge. Officers ordered a 40-year-old man to the ground at gunpoint, cuffed and searched him. The man began laughing and admitted he’d waved around a black PVC pipe shaped like a gun as he walked along the bridge. He agreed to discard the item.

Disturbance, 9:15 p.m. Oct. 23, Warrenton Mini Mart. Brandon R. Gillette, 40, no known address, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Man down/unknown problem, 3:39 a.m. Oct. 26, Warrenton Mini Mart. Medics tended to a 37-year-old man at the location. A second man, Devin Michael Fields, 27, no known address, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Clatsop County. He was booked at Clatsop County Jail.

Vandalism, 1:34 p.m. Oct. 26, Warrenton Marina launch area restrooms. An employee reported someone broke into the locked men’s restroom overnight and there was trash and hypodermic needles on the floor and in the toilet.

Trespassing, 8:42 a.m. Oct. 28, 1600 block Northwest Peter Iredale Road. Two men and a 16-year-old girl from Hammond were given trespass notices after they were found in a transient camp inside the boundaries of Fort Stevens State Park.

** Vehicles

Vehicle vs. elk, 5:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 900 block Pacific Drive, Hammond.

Two-vehicle collision, no injuries, 8:21 a.m. Oct. 27, 0-100 block Northwest Birch Avenue.

Vehicle with no plates, 11:39 a.m. Oct. 27, South Main Avenue at Southwest 10th Place. Driver cited for driving while suspended.


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