June 12

4:41 a.m., S. Wahanna: Seaside Providence Hospital requests police assistance with a person causing a disturbance who requires escort off the property. The subject decided to leave voluntarily.

10:05 a.m., 82000 Maple Road: A person is registered as a sex offender.

11:00 a.m., 33000 U.S. Highway 26: A person is registered as a sex offender.

11:20 p.m., N. Wahanna: Property crimes are reported.

June 13

6:02 p.m., 500 block N. Holladay: Subjects reported shooting at wildlife using some kind of gun are located and warned of local ordinances.

6:52 p.m., N. Holladay: Motel management requests help removing dogs from a room where guests have left. They are advised this is a civil issue but offered assistance if needed when the guests return.

11:42 p.m., Avenue G and S. Downing: An argument between family members that moved out of the house on to the street is resolved after police arrive on scene. Combatants agree to separate for the night.

June 14

12:33 a.m., 700 block S. Holladay: Noisy people are advised of complaints about their behavior. They say they will try to keep it down.

5:59 a.m., Avenue G and The Prom: A person is arrested on a warrant.

12:52 p.m., 500 block Beach Drive: Property crimes are reported.

2:25 p.m., 300 block First Avenue: Police respond to a request for a welfare check for two dogs locked in a car with the windows open. Inside were two very alert Chihuahuas who were fine.

3:50 p.m., Holladay and Avenue G: Police respond to a report of an intoxicated man stumbling in the street. The man says it’s his birthday and he is in the company of his wife.

11:44 p.m., 1100 block Avenue A: Following up on a report of people screaming, police meet a person singing loudly with the door open.

June 15

2:48 a.m., Broadway: People reported yelling on the street are singing loudly. They’re asked to sing more quietly.

June 16

2:44 a.m., 12th and Queen: A disturbance is reported.

7:21 p.m., Avenue U and S. Downing: A disturbance is reported.

7:23 p.m., Turnaround: Caller reports intoxicated parents not minding their kids; police contact parents who are not intoxicated. Kids are fine.

June 17

11:45 p.m., First and Ocean Shore: Subjects reported causing a disturbance agree to move along.

June 18

2:57 p.m., Forest Drive/Suzanne Elise: People having a barbecue on the side of the road tell police they are distance visiting a 90-year-old family member residing at Suzanne Elise; because of the new coronavirus they can’t visit, so they travel once a week and set up a picnic.

June 19

12:43 a.m., 1100 block S. Downing: An assault was reported.

10:55 p.m., Turnaround: Police are unable to locate subjects reported tearing down the statue at the Turnaround.

June 6

1:27 a.m., 600 block Avenue T: Emergency medical response.

1:34 a.m., 400 block S. Edgewood: Emergency medical response.

11:01 a.m., 3800 block Sunset Blvd.: Emergency medical response.

12:24 p.m., 1400 block N. Roosevelt: Fire alarm.

8:56 p.m., N. Prom: Emergency medical response.

June 7

12:011 a.m., 400 block S. Columbia: Emergency medical response.

1:34 p.m., 1000 block N. Prom: Emergency medical response.

4:57 p.m., U.S. Highway 101 and High Life Adventures: Emergency medical response. Other agencies are assisted with a head on collision involving multiple vehicles.

June 9

6:36 p.m., Avenue G: Emergency medical response.

June 10

6:20 a.m., 400 block Avenue P: Emergency medical response.

June 11

10:21 a.m., 1100 block N. Holladay: Emergency medical response.

12:18 p.m., 2600 block U.S. Highway 101: Emergency medical response.

9:15 a.m., 1400 Stillwater Court: Emergency medical response.

11:58 a.m., 900 block 13th Avenue: A deceased person is reported.

5:31 p.m., 900 block Beach Drive: Emergency medical response.

June 14

1:39 p.m., Avenue N and the beach: Fire investigation.

10:42 p.m., 800 block S. Holladay: Emergency medical response.

June 15

7:13 p.m., 2500 block Oregon Avenue: Emergency medical response.

June 16

9:52 p.m., Avenue G: Emergency medical response

9:06 p.m., Avenue G and the Prom: Emergency medical response.

June 17

3:23 p.m., Beach: Water rescue.

5:15 p.m., Beach: Water rescue.

June 18

7:21 p.m., Convention Center: Emergency medical response.

9:15 p.m., Avenue T and the Prom: Fire investigation.

Police responded on June 6 at 8:47 a.m., to a two-truck crash at Baker’s General Store on U.S. Highway 26 and Bear Road. A 73-year-old Seaside man in a smaller pick up was in the parking area of the store intending to drive across the highway on to Bear Road and did not see an eastbound pick up driven by a 65-year-old man from McMinnville who did not have time to stop. It was a non-injury crash and one truck was drivable. The other was towed by Gary’s Towing at the owner’s request.

Too many clams

A 58-year-old tourist from Hawaii was cited on June 6 at 5:33 a.m. in the parking lot at 12th Avenue in Seaside for taking too many clams. Forty razor clams were inside his commercial-sized clam sack. He did not have a commercial license, just a three-day recreational shellfish license.

Uncontrolled stop

On June 7 at 8:50 a.m., a 24-year-old man told police his car left the roadway during an uncontrolled stop after being caught in thorn bushes down a shallow embankment. He believed he nodded off while driving and said he said he took two hydroxyzine tablets earlier that morning and admitted to only having three hours sleep the night before. Gary’s Towing removed his vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Multicar crash

On June 7 at 6:12 p.m., a 40-year-old man from Stayton in a Chevy Silverado crashed into three other cars before coming to a stop on U.S. Highway 26 and Avenue U. The man is said to have a medical issue but he is also uninsured and his license suspended. He was cited for driving while uninsured, driving while suspended, and careless driving.

Truck in ditch

On June 12 at 10:48 a.m., a 53-year-old Gearhart man driving a small dump truck traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 8 lost engine power and his power steering. The driver reported steering hard right to get the truck off the roadway, ending up in a muddy ditch. The truck was stuck in the mud; the driver contacted the owner of the business who arrived with a second truck. No injuries were reported and no tow needed.

DUII arrest

On June 13 at 5:40 a.m., James Robert Moon, 23, of Seaside was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants after he crashed his car into a ditch while traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 101 near Gearhart Lane. Moon was taken by ambulance to Seaside Providence Hospital; at the hospital a trooper saw signs of impairment. After Moon was released from the hospital he performed a field sobriety test showing a .11 blood alcohol content three hours after the crash. His car was towed from the scene by Gary’s Towing and Moon left in the custody of Clatsop County Jail staff.

Unlicensed driver

A 19-year-old man from Winnetka, California was pulled over on June 16 at 11:52 a.m., on U.S. Highway 26 in Seaside for speeding. When asked to show his license, he gave the officer two different IDs, claiming he was actually both people and that he uses one license in the United States and the other in Mexico. Along with speed, he was also cited for not having a driver’s license and no insurance. His consular card was seized.


On June 19 at 6:03 a.m., Gregory Wayne Knutson, 57 of Seaside, was cited in Warrenton with exceeding the daily limit bag of clams by taking 31 razor clams; the limit is 15. Sixteen clams were seized and donated to charity.

On June 21 at 6:47 a.m., N. Tran Nguyen, 60, of Portland, was cited on the beach in Seaside, charged with exceeding the daily clam limit by taking 48 razor clams.

Car crash leads to DUI

Troopers responded to a non-injury crash June 20 at 7:51 a.m. on U.S. Highway 101 near Milepost 13. Oscar Contreras Castanada, 23 from Longview, was in his Ford Explorer which came to rest by a large shed on private property Castanada crashed on to after his car left the roadway and slid down a steep embankment. After being arrested and charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants, Castanada complained of arm pain and was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for examination. Three hours later he was returned to jail where his blood alcohol content was found to be .09% three hours after the crash.

Man assisted

A 32-year-old man who accidentally locked himself out of his car at Arcadia Beach on June 22 around 6:30 p.m., was assisted by troopers who calmed the man down before helping him get back into his car and be able to leave the area. The man was experiencing a high level of mental health distress brought on by the lockout and told police he is bi-polar.

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