July 11

10:58 a.m., S. Columbia: A disturbance is reported.

July 12

4:01 a.m., Exchange Street, Astoria, Columbia Memorial Hospital: A deceased person is reported.

1:59 p.m., Avenue G and dune: Caller reports elk in the dunes and is concerned about people interacting with them. Police observe elk in dunes, but no humans in the vicinity.

3:43 p.m., Convention Center parking lot: A person is advised of all the reasons why they shouldn’t leave their dog in a hot car. The dog was OK.

8:18 p.m., 800 block Avenue K: A disturbance is reported.

9:24 p.m., N. Holladay: Subjects reported going behind a funeral home to shoot up drugs are gone prior to police arrival.

10 p.m., Avenue G and the beach: Caller reports fireworks, elk, and young children all in the same area; police on arrival find none of the above.

July 13

12:37 a.m., Avenue B and S. Roosevelt: Caller reports someone throwing rocks at him. Police locate both parties and warn them both of their behavior.

8:40 a.m., Avenue B and the Prom: Inhabitants of a tent pitched on the beach are advised of local ordinance.

9:37 a.m., 800 block 13th Avenue: Dogs reported roaming at large are collected by their owner.

11:19 p.m., 300 block Broadway: Property crimes are reported.

July 14

7:20 p.m., Turnaround: Property crimes are reported.

11:56 p.m., Cove: Fireworks offense.

July 15

10:14 p.m., 300 block Avenue G: A disturbance is reported.

July 16

8:26 a.m., Avenue G: Sex crimes are reported.

10:29 a.m., 2400 block U.S. Highway 101: A dog bite is reported.

2:30 p.m., Cartwright Park: Dog complaint.

5:45 p.m., 300 block Ninth Avenue: A person is arrested for violating a restraining order.

6:47 p.m., Broadway and Holladay: Two Great Danes reported roaming at large are unable to be located.

July 11

12:03 a.m., 1000 block S. Downing: Fire alarm.

3:50 p.m., U Street Semaphore: Water rescue.

4:03 p.m., Semaphore 3: Water rescue.

11:32 p.m. Avenue A and Ocean shore: Fire investigation.

July 12

9:51 a.m., 1000 block N. Roosevelt: Emergency medical response; the person is also arrested on a warrant.

July 13

5:31 p.m., 1000 block Third Avenue: Fire investigation.

July 14

3:04 p.m., First and North Columbia: Fire investigation.

July 15

5:46 a.m. Ave G Bridge: Fire investigation.

10:37 a.m., 800 block 12th Avenue: Emergency medical response.

2:06 p.m., Wahanna Road: Fire investigation.

10:23 p.m., 400 block S. Franklin: River water and rope rescue.

June 24

5:44 a.m., building fire, Fifth Street, Gearhart.

June 25

1:59 a.m., emergency medical service, U.S. Highway 101 and Wild Daffodil, Warrenton.

7:32 p.m., emergency medical service, Seventh Street, Gearhart.

9:14 p.m., smoke scare, odor of smoke, Beaumaris, Warrenton.

June 26

1:13 p.m., motor vehicle accident with injuries, U.S. Highway 101, milepost 15.5, Warrenton.

9:33 p.m., emergency medical service, Shady Pines, Warrenton.

June 28

6:53 p.m., emergency medical service, Dorymen, Warrenton.

June 29

8:41 p.m., Smoke scare, odor of smoke, Seventh Street, Gearhart.

June 30

5:14 p.m., medical response, Doryman Lane, Warrenton.

6:18 p.m., medical response, North Marion, Gearhart.

10:47 p.m., medical response, U.S. Highway 101, Gearhart.

Two-car accident

On June 26 at 1:17 p.m. on U.S. Highway 101 and Old Pine Drive in Gearhart, troopers responded to a two-car accident involving two Washington state drivers. One car rear ended another when traffic slowed. Classic Towing was on scene. No injuries were reported.

Warrant arrest

On July 3 at 12:52 a.m. Joseph Gene Hubbard, 19, from Albany was arrested after being stopped on U.S. Highway 26 in Seaside for a moving vehicle violation. During investigation Hubbard could provide no proof of valid insurance and it was learned he is wanted on a warrant from Linn County. He was cited for violations and arrested on the Linn County warrant and lodged at the Clatsop jail.

Seaside woman cited

A 29-year-old Seaside woman tandem traveling with another driver in two cars July 3 at 4:05 p.m. was cited for moving vehicle violations on U.S. Highway 26 at Milepost 13. Both drivers admitted to having no insurance and driving in violation of their probationary permits. Both cars were towed by Classic Towing and the occupants of the cars given a courtesy ride to Safeway in Seaside.

Car thefts

Multiple families reported July 5 around 8 p.m. items taken from their cars while parked at Hug Point Beach State Park. State police are investigating.

Clammer threat

On July 8 at 9:24 a.m. at Eighth Avenue and N. Prom, an elderly man reported while digging clams on the beach, he was approached by a man who threatened to beat him up. The man said he was a commercial clammer and the sand bar was his spot. The older man said the other man stood over him with a shovel while he was on his knees digging up a clam. There was a witness to the incident and the commercial clammer’s name was given to state police who are investigating the complaint.

Rear-end crash

A truck traveling north on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 14 on July 10 at 4:53 p.m., was in stop-and go traffic when another truck directly in front of him applied the brakes. The second truck slammed on his brakes but struck the trailer hitch of the truck in front of him. The force of the crash caused the second truck to rear-end a Range Rover sport vehicle. Troopers arrived on scene. One of the trucks was removed by Classic Towing. No injuries were reported. A 56-year-old Seaside man was one of the drivers.

Man involved in a disturbance

On July 15 at 1:46 p.m., State police responded to a request from Seaside police to locate a car involved in a disturbance. The driver was believed to be intoxicated. State police located the red Acura car on U.S. Highway 101 in Seaside by the airport. The driver, a 39-year-old man, was stopped. A DUII investigation did not lead to an arrest. The driver was interviewed and photos were taken of minor injuries to his neck. A report was made for Seaside police.

Man denied firearm purchase

On July 16 at 10:38 a.m., State police were alerted of a man who on two consecutive days attempted to purchase firearms at Cannon Beach Surf and Mercantile at Spruce and Gower Streets in Cannon Beach. The man, 57, from Seaside, was denied purchase because he’s a convicted felon. Troopers later interviewed the man who showed police state documents of crimes being sealed. He was advised he has to get documents for the federal level.

Noise complaint

Multiple noise complaints from the neighbors of a 57-year old man who repeatedly revs his engines numerous times a day instigated a visit from state police July 16 at 6:28 p.m., to the man’s home in Seaside on Doryman Lane. Troopers spoke to the man, advising him to be a better neighbor.

Driver crashes, abandons vehicle

An ODOT employee on July 17 at 9:44 a.m. found a car crashed over the embankment on U.S. Highway 26 and Sunset; the car was found over the embankment on U.S. Highway 26 and Sunset. Police reported extensive damage to the vehicle and the driver was not around. Investigation showed the car was traveling in the westbound lane at around milepost 30 when the driver lost control and skidded across the eastbound lane, crashing into trees over the embankment. Ownership of the car was traced to a 23-year-old woman from Tigard.

Car break-in Hug Point

A visitor to Hug Point State Park July 17 reported at 5:28 p.m., while walking on the beach, she received multiple alerts from her financial institutions regarding fraudulent use of her credit cards. She returned to where she parked her car in the parking area on Highway 101 in the park’s parking area where she found her rear side passenger window broken and her purse gone. The victims sent several pictures of the damage. An investigation is ongoing.


A hit-and-run accident occurred July 17, at 6:57 p.m., at Arcadia Beach State Park when a man said he parked and was walking towards the beach when he heard another car striking his vehicle. The driver stopped and apologized. Paint was chipped from the struck car and the bumper dislocated. The driver who hit the parked car said he had insurance trouble and left without exchanging insurance information. Police have the names of both parties.

Rear-end accident

A rear end crash was reported on U.S. Highway 101 and U.S. Highway 26 on July 19 at 5:24 p.m., when traffic slowed due to congestion. One car was traveling northbound behind another car and did not slow down in time to prevent collision. Gary’s Towing removed the first car from the scene. Scovel Towing was contacted to remove the second car. The driver of the second car was taken to Providence Seaside Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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