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Pursuit ends in arrests near Cullaby Lake

Cameron Dean Carlson
Thursday, February 7, 2019

A Portland-area couple was arrested Jan. 16 after they led police on a high-speed motorcycle pursuit that ended near Cullaby Lake.

A Warrenton police officer was parked in the Home Depot parking lot checking email about 9 p.m. when he heard an abnormally loud motorcycle coming in his direction.

“I looked over toward Southeast Ensign Avenue and could see the motorcycle’s front tire come off the ground as it revved its engine,” the officer wrote in a police report. “I could see there was a passenger on the bike.”

The bike passed in front of the marked police car, failed to signal as it made a right turn onto Alternate Highway 101 and failed to signal again a short time later.

“I activated my emergency lights as the bike entered Highway 101” headed south, according to the report. The officer informed dispatch of the pursuit, which continued at speeds of 95 mph or more.

For safety reasons, the officer backed off some and the motorcycle eventually turned into the Cullaby Lake area. The officer lost sight of the bike and, when other units arrived, they began searching the driveways and side yards.

While walking past a home in the 33800 block of Cullaby Lake Lane, the officer noticed the bike and saw two people hiding behind a bush.

Cameron Dean Carlson, 27, of Vancouver, Wash., was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, eluding a police officer, exceeding the posted speed, failure to carry and present a license, driving while suspended and failing to obey a traffic-control device.

Lori Lynn Kor, 26, of Milwaukee was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin.

Both were booked at Clatsop County Jail.

Lori Kor

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