1:10 a.m., 400 block Broadway: Property crimes are reported.
3:39 a.m., N. Roosevelt: Property crimes are reported.
3:15 a.m. 1000 block Pacific Way, Gearhart: Another agency is assisted.
1:28 p.m., 500 block beach: A child reported missing is reunited with a grandparent.
2:27 p.m., 1000 block S. Downing: Caller reports people are telling her through the door she owes them money.
8:34 a.m., 1600 block N. Roosevelt: A person is arrested on a warrant.
3:24 p.m., 400 block 16th Avenue: A reported disturbance turns out to be a medical issue. EMS services are called for.
11:04 a.m., 500 block Beach Drive: Caller reports someone illegally entered their motor vehicle.
3:05 p.m., Avenue A and Columbia: A missing person is reported.
7:10 p.m., 3000 block U.S. Highway 101: Police assist Gearhart police with a disturbance.
9:33 p.m., 1100 block N. Roosevelt: Suspicious circumstances are reported.
11:52 p.m., Fifth Avenue and the beach: Fireworks offense.
5:29 a.m., The Cove: A person is reported missing from the surfer’s parking area.
3:20 a.m., Holladay and Avenue A: A person is warned they are in violation of the curfew.
11:49 a.m., Avenue A and Lincoln: A disturbance was reported.
10:42 p.m., 800 block S. Holladay: An intoxicated female reported knocking on hotel room doors is located by police who say the woman is capable of getting herself home.
11:10 p.m., 400 block S. Hollday: The intoxicated woman reported earlier knocking on hotel room doors is reported not being able to find her way home. She was given a courtesy ride by police to her residence.
3:26 a.m., Seventh and Necanicum: A parking complaint was made against a vehicle parked on the street. A similar complaint was made at 3:28 a.m. about another vehicle parked on Eleventh and Necanicum.
6:24 a.m., Broadway and Roosevelt: A driver reported impaired was located by police and found not impaired.
8:34 a.m., 300 block Second Avenue: A man is reported peering in windows and sleeping in peoples’ yards.
12:48 p.m., Beach near Shilo Inn: Water rescue.
1:12 p.m., The Cove: Kids reported using inner tubes in the ocean are checked by police who say they are safe.
3:31 p.m., Holladay behind the old high school: Female caller reports an aggressive man and dog.
5:06 p.m., 600 block S. Downing: Caller reports an abandoned vehicle parked on the street. Police speak with the vehicle’s owner who says it’s not abandoned. That person is advised of ordinances regarding parking on the street; they say they will drive the car more often so it doesn’t appear abandoned.
6:13 p.m., 2300 block S. Roosevelt: Caller reports that a motel front desk has not been staffed for some time. Police responded and a responsible party was contacted who arrived. It was determined an employee had walked off the job.
9:18 p.m., 800 block S. Prom: A man reported living in his car tells police he will be leaving the area.
5:22 a.m., 1100 block Avenue B: EMS call.
6:50 a.m., 400 block 16th Avenue: EMS call.
7:32 a.m., 1300 13th Avenue: EMS call.
10:01 p.m, Turnaround: Fire investigation
6:04 p.m., Cullaby Lake: Water rescue.
9:01 p.m., Avenue U and ocean shore: EMS call.
12:28 p.m., 1000 block S. Jackson: A brushfire is reported.
4:43 p.m., 1100 block S. Prom: Structure fire.
9:42 p.m., 300 block S. Wahanna: EMS call.
1:35 p.m., 500 block Broadway: Female reported down; unknown medical.
4:38 p.m., Avenue U: Water rescue.
3:13 a.m., 2400 block S. Roosevelt: Fire investigation.
12:36 p.m., 600 block S. Edgewood: EMS call.
1:11 p.m., 400 block Avenue U: Structure fire.
5:25 p.m., 500 block S. Prom: A grass fire is reported.
6:13 p.m., 300 block Avenue A: EMS call.
6:57 p.m., 200 block S. Roosevelt: Fire investigation.
4:47 p.m., Quatat Park/Convention Center: Fire investigation.
State police stopped a blue Ford truck on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 13 July 8 at 9:12 p.m., for speeding; on investigation it came to light the driver, Cody Joseph Ostermeier, 31 from Seaside, was wanted on a warrant for a parole violation. He was cited for speeding, driving with a suspension and failure to show proof of insurance. He was transported to and lodged at the county jail.
Police responded July 8 at 9:14 p.m., to a report of menacing on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 1.5. An ongoing family dispute they say led to a road rage incident and alleged menacing with a BB gun between two family members. All witnesses to the incident are related. A 4-year-old passenger was in the car. Involved is a 34-year-old Seaside man. The case is being referred for potential criminal charges.
On July 10 at 12:40 p.m., state police responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 24. Minor injuries were reported. Police say all vehicles were traveling northbound when a Chevy Volt collided with a Chevy S-10 causing the S-1 to collide with a Ford F-360. Two vehicles were able to be driven from the scene. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles chose to drive themselves to the hospital and were discharged with minor injuries. Another vehicle was towed to the tow yard by Gary’s Towing. One driver was cited for following too closely.
Troopers went to Seaside police headquarters July 13 at 2:29 p.m., to interview the victim of an assault that occurred on Arcadia Beach. The victim, a 48-year-old Portland man, said his girlfriend hit him, causing injury. State police looked for the woman, 52, from Vernonia, at the beach but couldn’t find her. An investigation is continuing.
A 38-year-old Gearhart man was reported physically out of control at a home on Dawson Road in Warrenton July 13 at 7:31 p.m. Troopers on arrival were assisted by a Clatsop County Deputy to calm the situation. No injuries were reported and no one was arrested or transported from the scene. As law enforcement is aware of challenges this family faces, long-term solutions were discussed with family members.
State police were pursuing a blue Subaru station wagon reported stolen on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 18 on July 14 at 6:11 p.m when the Subaru increased speed and began driving recklessly in an attempt to elude police. For safety reasons, the pursuit was suspended. The car was located soon after unoccupied on U.S. Highway 6 near Timber Road. A person matching the description of the driver, later identified as Justin Emanuel Hill Sistrunk, 39, was seen walking eastbound. He was arrested and transported to the Clatsop County jail for eluding, driving with a suspended license, unauthorized use of a vehicle, reckless driving, and failure to report as a sex offender.
Troopers arrested Peter Anthony Owen, 37 of Portland, July 15 at 3:54 a.m. on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 4 for driving while intoxicated/alcohol and reckless driving. He was observed driving out of his lane. Gary’s Towing towed his car and his dog taken to the Clatsop County shelter by a Clatsop deputy who was on scene. Owen requested and consented to a blood draw and was given a courtesy ride home by the trooper after being processed at Seaside police headquarters.
A Portland man called state police July 18 at 4:22 p.m. to report his 1990 Nissan truck was stolen from where he’d broken down while driving. He said he parked on U.S. Highway 26 at the intersection of Red Bluff Road and was making arrangements with his insurance company and his tow company to get the vehicle towed. He said the truck never made it to the mechanic and the tow company never picked it up. Police gave him paperwork reporting the vehicle stolen.
A 40-year-old man reported July 18 at 2:15 p.m. his locked car was broken into while parked in the parking area at Saddle Mountain State Park. A custom mountain bike was stolen and his Honda CRV damaged.
On July 18 at 4:58 p.m., a Portland woman told state police her locked Hyundai was broken into while parked in the same area as the illegally entered Honda. She said things were taken belonging to her and her California friend. Her car was also damaged.
A Texas man was arrested July 18 at 5:35 p.m., on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 11 westbound. Cesar Kevin Santana, 27, from Houston, was pulled over for reckless driving at which time he showed signs of impairment and voluntarily agreed to take a standard field sobriety test. His poor performance on the test led to his arrest; a search of his vehicle turned up a loaded firearm under the driver’s seat. Santana’s breath sample indicated his impairment wasn’t alcohol related and he agreed to further testing and was found to be impaired by controlled substance. He was issued criminal citations and released.
A multi-vehicle crash happened on U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 24 northbound July 20 at 1:55 p.m., when one car was traveling around a corner heading north when it encountered three more cars stopped for slow moving traffic in that lane. The first car was too close to brake and struck the rear of the car in front of it and lost its front passenger side wheel. It continued on to hit two more cars, finally coming to rest on the northbound shoulder. Two of the struck cars stayed on scene but a third car left prior to law enforcement arrival. The driver of the first car was issued citation violations. Involved in the accident were a couple in their 80’s from New York, two people in their 50’s from Washington, and a 50-year-old Seaside man. No injuries were reported.
Intoxicants, reckless driving
James Robert Neikes, 29, was arrested July 20 at 9:56 p.m., on U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 16 northbound charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and attempt to elude. Police say they were responding to a driving complaint on U.S. Highway 26 at U.S. Highway 101. The described white Saturn SUV was located and police attempted to stop but the driver continued north on U.S. Highway 101 through Seaside and Gearhart. A Clatsop County sheriff joined the pursuit as well as Seaside police and the vehicle was stopped with spike-strips and the driver taken into custody. As he showed signs of impairment, Neikes was transported to the county jail where he provided a .07 blood alcohol content. A blood sample was also taken. He remained in jail until he could be processed. His car was towed.
A driver in a black Kia was reported in a driving complaint on U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 7 and located by state police who thought the driver might be impaired when he was stopped. Stephen Craig Johnson, 73, was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants and transported to Seaside police headquarters where he submitted to testing showing a .04 B.A.C. A urine sample was also collected.
Passed out while waiting for flaggers
Highway construction workers reported July 22 at 9:45 p.m. a female who passed out while waiting for flaggers near milepost 13.3 on Highway 26. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and administered Narcan to the female and transported her to Providence Hospital in Seaside. A trooper responded to the scene; while performing a wingspan search of her vehicle, located an open metal box containing numerous syringes, cotton, a glass pipe containing a green leafy substance and baggies containing white crystals. The box was secured as evidence of driving under the influence of intoxicants and the trooper went to the hospital where they learned the female had been discharged. She was contacted by state police and arrested, charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants and taken to the county jail where she secured in a cell, a warrant applied for and granted by a judge. A trained medical phlebotomist responded to the jail and drew two vials of the the female’s blood which was secured by state police and logged as evidence for testing. The female was issued criminal citations for DUII-controlled substances and reckless driving.
A 29-year-old Seaside man was reported by an Astoria woman July 22 at 11:49 p.m.; the complainant said she witnessed him abusing one of his three children, ages 11, 10, and 5 on Del Rey beach while impaired. The suspect fled prior to law enforcement arriving and was not located. Police have the man’s name.