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Police and Public Safety

Public safety calls for week of Oct. 9

Thursday, October 15, 2020


Warrant service, 9:31 p.m. Oct. 2, Panda Express. Anatoliy V. Melnik, 33, of Vancouver, Wash., was arrested on warrants from Clackamas and Clark counties.

Warrant service, 5:25 a.m. Oct. 4, 600 block Marlin Avenue. Zackary J. James, 35, of Portland was arrested on a failure to appear warrant from McMinville Municipal Court.

Warrant service, 1:50 p.m. Oct.1, police station. Scott D. Mueller, 70, of Warrenton was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Clackamas County.

Thefts and burglaries

Stolen bicycle, 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 0-100 block Highway 101. A man reported his bicycle valued at $400 was taken from behind a business while he worked inside.

Theft, 1:10 p.m. Sept. 30, Harbor Drive at Southeast King Street. Timothy M. Goza, 51, no known address, was cited for criminal trespassing and third-degree theft.

Theft, Oct. 2, Costco. Lacey M. Hartman, 28, of Lake Oswego was cited for a $106 theft that occurred at the store on June 5.

Shoplifting, 6:51 p.m. Oct. 5, Walmart. Linda M. Hernandez, 57, of Warrenton was cited for third-degree theft after she allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $34 in groceries, including a box of wine. Her companion, Nicholus A. Lyons, 38, of Warrenton was cited for criminal mischief for opening and drinking the wine.

Suspicious circumstances and disturbances

Disturbance, 12:25 p.m. Sept. 29, Main Street Market. Eric L. Brown Jr., 28, no known address, was cited for criminal harassment.

Found drugs, 1:47 p.m. Sept. 29, Walgreens. A woman reported finding a baggie with crystals believed to be methamphetamine outside the store. It was taken for destruction.

Trespassing, 4 p.m. Sept. 29, Fred Meyer. Timothy M. Goza, 51, no known address, was cited for criminal trespassing.

Malicious mischief, 8:52 a.m. Sept. 30, Ocean Crest Chevrolet. Two vehicles on the lot were shot during the night at close range.

Found property, 3:44 p.m. Oct. 1, Ridge Road at Delaura Beach Road. Needles were found on the ground and, while the officer was on the scene, a locked box was found. It held three containers and more needles.

Trespassing, 10:45 p.m. Oct. 3, Fred Meyer. Thai D. Clappe, 38, and Whitney A. Obad, 26, both of Astoria, were cited for criminal trespassing.

Illegal camping, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Fred Meyer. A 45-year-old woman was cited.

Possible explosive device, 11:29 a.m. Oct. 4, Astoria Police Department. A citizen found a suspicious device in Pacific County, Wash., and brought it to the station. Oregon Bomb Squad called.

Fire and service calls

Fire alarm, 12:40 p.m. Oct. 2, 1400 block Southeast Ninth Street.

Possible illegal burn pile, 7:43 p.m. Oct. 2, 95000 block Highway 101.

Smell of smoke in house, 8:26 a.m. Oct. 3, 800 block Eighth Street.

Power line down, 9:20 p.m. Oct. 3, Hammond Marina.


Two-vehicle collision, no injuries, 4:40 p.m. Sept. 24, Walmart parking log.

Traffic stop, 2:05 a.m. Sept. 29, Warrenton Mini Mart. Driver cited for driving while suspended.

Two-vehicle collision, one minor injury, 2:20 p.m. Sept. 29, Highway 101 at Neptune Avenue.

Two-vehicle collision, unknown injury, 0-100 block Highway 101.

Traffic stop, 5:54 a.m. Oct. 3, four-way stop. John W. Connell, 58, of Hammond was cited for failing to carry and present a license, driving while suspended and having no insurance.

Two-vehicle collision, no injuries, 8:02 a.m. Oct. 3, 500 block Northwest Date Street.

Traffic stop, 12:40 a.m. Oct. 4, East Harbor Street at Ensign Drive. Driver cited for having no insurance.

Two-vehicle collision, no injuries, 1:01 p.m. Oct. 4, 200 block Southwest Main Court.

Traffic stop, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, South Main Avenue at Southwest 14th Street. Driver cited for driving while suspended and having no insurance.

Two-vehicle collision with unknown injuries, 10:17 a.m. Oct. 5, 1400 block Alternate Highway 101.

Medical calls

Fall patient with hip injury, 12:38 p.m. Oct. 1, 800 block Iredale Street.

Female with altered mental state, 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 200 block Dolphin Road.

Unknown medical problem, 6:24 p.m. Oct. 1, Fred Meyer.

Unknown medical problem, 2:45 a.m. Oct. 2, 91900 block Highway 104.

Deceased person, 2:44 p.m. Oct. 3, behind Costco.

Female who fell down an embankment, 3:50 p.m. Oct. 4, 700 block Northwest Warrenton Drive.

Male with diabetic issues, 8:53 p.m. Oct. 4, 200 block Southwest Alder Avenue.

Fall patient who needs help up, 10:35 p.m. Oct. 4, 100 block Northwest 17th Place.

Three patients who need care, 528 p.m. Oct. 5, CMH Urgent Care.

Female who lost consciousness, Oct. 6, Fred Meyer.

Male who’s not feeling well, Oct. 6, 700 block Northwest Warrenton Drive.

Male who fell and cut head, Oct. 6, Home Depot.

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