Jan. 1

7:11 p.m., 1800 block Lewis and Clark Road: A person is registered as a sex offender.

Jan. 2

12:02 a.m., Ninth and Holladay: A disturbance is reported.

12:07 a.m., 500 block Beach Drive: A disturbance is reported.

1:06 a.m., Second and Holladay: A person is arrested on a warrant.

2:56 p.m., N. Roosevelt: A person is arrested for public indecency.

5:45 p.m., 700 block Seventh Ave.: Caller reports people trespassing on the property of the recent structure fire. Officers advise the house has been released and family members given permission to retrieve property.

Jan. 3

12:49 p.m., Police headquarters: A person came in to register as a sex offender.

2:16 p.m., Police headquarters: Another person came in to register as a sex offender.

3:45 p.m., 500 block S. Roosevelt: Someone reports their wedding band and engagement ring missing.

6:08 p.m., 1900 block N. Holladay: A person on a bike is reported charging at elk; the person left the area prior to police arrival.

Jan. 4

7:03 p.m., 1900 block Spruce Drive: During an emergency medical response, a deceased person is reported.

9:51 p.m., Avenue K and South Downing: A man reported lying in the roadway says he is ok and does not want police contact.

10:59 p.m., 300 block S. Holladay: Officers contact people reported inside in a business after hours; the subject say they are the cleaning crew. All is fine.

Jan. 5

12:26 p.m., Police headquarters: A person came in to register as a sex offender.

Jan. 6

7:28 a.m., 3900 block Sunset Blvd.: Emergency medical response.

10:55 p.m., Broadway: Property crimes are reported.

Jan. 7

2:13 p.m., 2600 block Spruce Drive: Truancy.

5:35 p.m., 1100 block Broadway: Police respond to a report of a person hiding in the bushes. They contact a woman who was originally reported as a male and notify her she is trespassed from the location. She is also warned of theft of service as she is using an outdoor electric outlet to charge her phone.

11:31 p.m., 300 block Broadway: An assault is reported.

Jan. 1

11:47 a.m., Lea Way: An odor of smoke/gas is reported.

3:07 p.m., Cove: Water rescue.

4:31 p.m., 900 block N. Holladay: Emergency medical response.

4:55 p.m., 700 block Seventh Ave: Structure fire.

Jan. 3

2:29 a.m., 2300 block S. Roosevelt: Emergency medical response.

3:34 a.m., 900 block N. Holladay: Emergency medical response.

Jan. 4

3:49 a.m., Third and Necanicum: Fire investigation.

12:15 p.m., 200 block Eighth Avenue: Emergency medical response.

12:53 p.m., 300 block S. Roosevelt: Emergency medical response.

Jan. 5

7:33 p.m., 1000 block S. Downing: Emergency medical response.

8:06 p.m., Shilo and Prom: Fire investigation.

Jan. 7

7:11 a.m., N. Wahanna Road: Fire alarm.

Rollover accident

Troopers went to U.S. Highway 26 and Wunsch Road Jan. 6 at 11:48 a.m. for a report of a rollover crash. On arrival they saw a blue Volkswagen Tiguan resting on its top; the driver wasn’t injured and refused medical transport. As she appeared impaired she was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. Susan Ella Myers, 64 of Long Beach, Washington, was taken to Seaside police headquarters for processing. She was released on her own recognizance and returns to court March 9.

Lost control

Police responded to a crash Jan. 7 at 4:35 p.m. on U.S. Highway 101 southbound by Perkins Lane. The driver of a black Mustang accelerated around milepost 10, lost control of the wheel, drove off the shoulder, into an embankment, struck a Camp Rilea sign, and came to rest on its top. A 23-year-old Warrenton man received minor injuries. He was cited for careless driving. His car was towed by Classic Towing.

Dangerous vehicle

Robert Tristan Ibarra, 48, from Friendswood, Texas, was charged Jan. 9 at 11:28 p.m. on U.S. Highway 101 and Sunset Beach Lane with driving while under the influence of intoxicants — alcohol and reckless driving. He was also cited for having an open container of alcohol while driving a car and failure to maintain his lane. A motorist traveling west on Highway 26 near the Highway 101 junction reported a dangerous vehicle turning north onto Highway 101. A short time later a trooper sergeant saw a car matching the reported description traveling north near mile post 13.5. The car left the roadway to the northbound shoulder and struck a power pole. A second Trooper responded to the scene along with Clatsop County deputies. Ibarra exhibited signs of impairment and declined to perform a standardized field sobriety test. He was arrested on scene and transported to the Clatsop County Jail where he provided breath samples which revealed a 0.24% BAC. His damaged car was towed by Classic Towing.

Driving while impaired

On Jan. 11 at 12:28 a.m., on U.S. Highway 101 and Sunset Lane Danielle Leslie Brown, 34 of Warrenton, was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol and marijuana. A family member notified police she was on the road and impaired so they could locate her. Brown was found on the highway near milepost 15; an investigation led to her arrest. Her Toyota Highlander was secured on the side of the road until a family member could come and get it. Brown’s chemical test showed a blood alcohol content of .12%.

Seaside man killed in crash

Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded Jan. 11 at approximately 3:40 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 7. Preliminary investigation indicated a 1993 gray Ford Explorer traveling eastbound stopped to turn into a driveway when it was struck from behind by a Peterbilt semi truck driven by a 43-year-old driver from Tigard. Lonnie Meade, 65, of Seaside, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi truck was not injured. The highway was closed for four hours. State police were assisted at the scene by the Seaside Fire Department, the Hamlet Fire Department and ODOT. Classic Towing towed the Peterbilt and Gary’s Towing towed the Explorer. The investigation is ongoing.

Car on fire

A 26-year-old Cannon Beach man was driving a Chevy Suburban on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 26 Jan. 13 at 8:50 p.m. when it caught fire. Police saw the car traveling at a low rate of speed traveling southbound with its hazard lights on; there was an odor of burning plastic trailing the vehicle. The driver pulled over to the shoulder the same time the car caught on fire; the driver pulled two children from the car while a trooper discharged a fire extinguisher into the engine bay to suppress the fire. The Cannon Beach Fire Department responded and verified the fire was out. No injuries were reported. Gary’s Tow was notified to remove the car from the road.

Gearhart Fire

Dec. 8

3:33 a.m., motor vehicle accident with injuries, U.S. Highway 101 and Cullaby Lake Lane, Warrenton.

Dec. 9

6:31 p.m., building fire, Rhodes, Elsie.

Dec. 16

10:13 a.m., emergency medical service, Blue Heron, Warrenton.

3:28 p.m., motor vehicle accident with injuries, Wakeman Lane and U.S. Highway 101, Gearhart.

Dec. 17

6:43 p.m., motor vehicle accident with injuries, U.S. Highway 101 and Cottonwood Lane.

Dec. 18

3:37 p.m., authorized controlled burning, Polo Ridge and Surf Pines Lane, Surf Pines.

Dec. 19

3 p.m., good intent call, Pacific Way.

4:35 p.m., building fire, U.S. Highway 101, Jeffers Garden.

5:51 p.m., emergency medical service, U.S. Highway 101, Gearhart

Dec. 20

11:23 a.m., emergency medical service,, Dune, Warrenton.

Dec. 21

12:32 p.m., power line down, Sunrise, Gearhart.

12:34 p.m., downed tre, Shamrock Pines/Pine Ridge, Gearhart.

12:45 p.m., explosion (no fire), Wakeman, Gearhart.

1:50 p.m., downed tree, U.S. Highway 101, Gearhart.

10:03 p.m., emergency medical service, Adair, Warrenton.

9:48 p.m., emergency medical service, Briarwood, Gearhart.

Dec. 22

6:43 p.m., emergency medical service, Lenore, Gearhart.

Dec. 23

12:09 a.m., emergency medical service,, West Anderson and Dellmoor Loop, Warrenton.

3:57 p.m., motor vehicle accident with injuries, U.S. Highway 101 and Highlands Road, Warrenton.

Dec. 26

4:02 p.m., gas leak, natural or liquid propane, U.S. Highway 101, Warrenton.

8:27 p.m., smoke detector, Neacoxie, Gearhart.

10:04 p.m., emergency medical service, 13th Street and North Marion.

Dec. 27

6:18 p.m., emergency medical service, Polo, Warrenton.

Dec. 28

2:22 p.m., smoke scare, odor of smoke, U.S. Highway 101 and Surf Pines Lane, Warrenton.

Dec. 30

3:36 a.m., emergency medical service, Creekside, Gearhart.

10:30 a.m., animal problem, U.S. Highway 101 and Gearhart Lane.

3:24 p.m., emergency medical service, U.S. Highway 101.

6:35 p.m., emergency medical service, Marion, Gearhart.

Dec. 31

8:47 a.m., emergency medical service, Blue Heron, Warrenton.

Gearhart Police Chief Jeff Bowman reported one burglary, one theft, one vandalism and eight trespassing incidents in the month of December. There was one assault, one menacing incident, one hit-and-run, 26 disturbances and 15 animal reports. Police cited three drivers for traffic infractions and issued 15 warnings. There were three traffic accidents, one with injuries and two with property damage.

Police conducted 329 security checks, answered two alarms and rendered assistance 65 times. One adult was arrested.


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