Fatality in Gearhart
A Manzanita man died after a crash on July 8 on U.S. Highway 101 in Gearhart. Officials say Matthew Elinsky, 53, was driving a Honda motorcycle when he crashed into the back of a Jeep Cherokee that stopped due to traffic up ahead. Emergency responders arrived on scene after 7 p.m. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was not injured.
Astoria man dies in crash
An Astoria man died after a crash on July 8 on Lewis and Clark Road. Officials say Christopher Dunn, 49, was driving a motorcycle when he left the roadway. There are no known witnesses of the crash and police are unclear about what time it occurred. After the crash was reported, emergency crews found Dunn dead upon arrival.
2:18 p.m., Avenue S and the beach: Subjects reported setting off fireworks fled the area in a cab before police could catch them.
6:24 p.m., Estuary: Caller reports boat in the river; boat beached itself due to driving. Sheriff’s office advises no marine deputies on are on duty at the time and they will not be responding.
9:25 p.m., 1000 block S. Downing: Fireworks offense.
11:01 a.m., 1000 block S. Holladay: Police provide a citizen with a helmet for their child.
12:06 p.m., Avenue E: A truck is reported having a tent pitched in the flatbed; police contact the occupants and advise them that’s not a housing option.
Fifteen incidents of fireworks offenses were reported between 8 p.m. and midnight.
11:29 p.m., 400 block S. Roosevelt: A crying woman bleeding from an injury to her arm refused medical attention.
11:48 p.m., Beach: An intoxicated man separated in the crowd from his girlfriend is advised to sit and wait for her in his vehicle.
12:10 a.m., Cove: Fireworks offense.
1:01 a.m., Avenue U and Beach: Fireworks offense.
1:31 p.m., 2100 block S. Prom: A couple reported attempting to light a bench on fire talk to police who determine the report was a misunderstanding.
5:12 p.m., Ocean Way and Edgewood: A hit-and-run car accident is reported.
8:54 a.m., 400 block 12th Avenue: A couple is reported screaming at each other; officers make contact and notice the woman has an infected injury to her hand. She says she go to the hospital to seek treatment for it.
8:14 p.m., 1100 block Broadway: Teens reported smoking marijuana at the park took off prior to police arrival.
9:29 p.m., N. Prom: A woman who says she’s stranded in Seaside after her friends left without her is offered options.
10:08 p.m., Avenue D and Lincoln: A person is arrested on a warrant.
12:40 a.m., Holladay Drive: An intoxicated man in the lobby of a hotel is determined to be at the wrong hotel. Police gave him a courtesy escort to his correct lodging.
4:40 p.m., Swings, the beach: Emergency medical response.
10:09 p.m., Avenue B and Lincoln: A person is charged with driving with a suspended license.
12:42 a.m., Quatat Park: Suspicious circumstances are reported.
5:28 p.m., High school grounds: A person dumping trash is advised to clean up their mess.
10:56 p.m., 2300 block S. Roosevelt: Subjects who stayed overnight in their van in a hotel parking lot the night before are located by police who advise them they’ve been trespassed.
10:07 a.m., Library: Subject is trespassed from the property for a year.
11:34 a.m., Police headquarters: A person came in to register as a sex offender.
12:11 p.m., Turnaround: A disturbance is reported.
6:58 p.m., N. Edgewood: A person who lost their wallet is told about a wallet recently turned in. The person is given information how to collect their wallet.
8:13 p.m., River, Seaside High School: Jet skiers are reported near kayakers. This is a traffic complaint.
10:09 p.m., Turnaround and Ocean Shore: People burning pallets on the beach are advised of the city ordinance against burning pallets.
10:42 a.m., 1300 block Second Avenue: Emergency medical response.
2:43 p.m., S. Holladay: Emergency medical response.
4:55 p.m., N. Prom: Emergency medical response.
9:30 p.m., Ocean Vista: Fire investigation.
2:40 a.m., N. Prom: Fire investigation; dumpster fire.
7:28 a.m., 400 block S. Holladay: Emergency medical response.
4:33 p.m., S. Lincoln: Emergency medical response.
12:18 a.m., Turnaround: Fire investigation.
12:19 a.m., Avenue G and Dunes: Fire investigation.
12:26 a.m., Avenue K and beach: Fire investigation.
1:14 a.m., Avenue G and Prom: Fire investigation.
9:09 a.m., N. Roosevelt: Emergency medical response.
11:55 a.m., Cove: Water rescue.
12:29 a.m., 2400 block U.S. Highway 101: Structure fire.
5:10 p.m., U.S. Highway 26: Vehicle fire.
5:30 p.m., 8400 block U.S. Highway 101: Fire investigation.
3:50 p.m., Seventh Avenue and the beach: Emergency medical response.
4:37 p.m., Hug Point: Water rescue.
9:52 p.m., emergency medical service, 10th Street, Gearhart.
5:14 p.m., brush or grass fire, Lake Front, Warrenton.
7:32 p.m., emergency medical service, U.S. Highway 101, Warrenton.
5:44 a.m., building fire, Fifth Street, Gearhart.
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.
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.
6:53 p.m., emergency medical service, Dorymen, Warrenton.
8:41 p.m., Smoke scare, odor of smoke, Seventh Street, Gearhart.
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.
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.
No insurance, wanted on warrant
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.
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.
Man threatened by commercial clammer
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.
A truck traveling north on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 14 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.