Jan. 15

11:20 a.m., 500 block Avenue G: A subject is arrested on a felony warrant.

7:30 p.m., 400 block N. Holladay: A disturbance is reported.

Jan. 16

3:02 p.m., Avenue G and Roosevelt: Caller reports a possibly intoxicated driver; on contact, police learn the driver is just learning how to drive a stick shift.

8:22 p.m., 300 block S. Roosevelt: A person is reported trespassing.

Jan. 17

6:32 a.m., 3300 N. U.S. Highway 101: Seaside police assist Gearhart police on a disturbance call.

9:52 a.m., 400 block S. Holladay: Caller reports someone left a brand-new lawnmower on her doorstep. Police retrieved the mower for safekeeping.

10:52 a.m., 1700 block N. Roosevelt: Caller reports transient female trespassing in his parking lot. She left a knife behind. Police retrieved it for safekeeping.

9:11 p.m., 400 block N. Holladay: Caller reports ex-boyfriend threatening to break into her home. Police respond but are unable to locate him.

Jan. 18

8:08 p.m., Roosevelt: A person is cited for inability to maintain lane.

10:14 p.m., 500 block S. Roosevelt: Caller reports subject sleeping in a van outside his store. Van was gone on police arrival and the store closed.

Jan. 19

2:35 a.m., Avenue A/Chisholm Center: Police locate a person who started a fire in a shopping trolley; they agree to put the fire out and return the trolley to the grocer.

10:03 p.m., 400 block S. Roosevelt: Property crimes are reported.

Jan. 20

9:52 a.m., 1000 block S. Roosevelt: Sex crimes are reported.

9:57 a.m., 400 block S. Holladay: Business owner requests a welfare check on the person living under a tarp for several days. The person says they are fine and after being advised their tarp is blocking a right of way, say they will move along as they have just been trespassed by another business.

9:59 a.m., 800 block 12th Avenue: Caller reports tags were stolen from his vehicle.

4:07 p.m., 500 block Beach Drive: A man reported prowling around a residence says he’s just trying to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend. Officers send him on his way.

Jan. 21

4:31 p.m., 1000 block Avenue S: Transients are trespassed from church property.

9:24 p.m., Shilo Inn: A person is assisted.

Jan. 15

8:20 p.m., 2400 block Pine Street: Emergency medical response.

9:11 p.m., 300 block Fourth Avenue: Emergency medical response.

9:30 p.m., 1100 block Avenue A: Fire alarm.

Jan. 17

7:29 a.m., Broadway: Fire investigation.

9:07 a.m., 1000 block S. Downing: Fire alarm.

Jan. 19

9:34 a.m., 900 block N. Holladay: Fire investigation.

9:40 a.m., 2400 block S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach: Police and fire assist with a structure fire.

7:18 p.m., 900 block N. Wahanna: Fire investigation.

Jan. 20

2:10 p.m., Turnaround: Fire investigation.

Jan. 21

11:45 a.m., 400 block Second Avenue: Emergency medical response.

12:12 p.m., 900 block N. Franklin: Emergency medical response.

12:37 p.m., 500 block Avenue A: Emergency medical response; a deceased person is reported.

10:36 p.m., 3600 block Sunset Boulevard: Fire alarm.

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% blood alcohol content. 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 0.12%.

Seaside man dies in Highway 26 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.

Suicidal male

Police went to the Sunset Beach area Jan. 17 at 3:10 p.m. looking for a young man whose mother, located in Washington, notified police of her son’s mental status. She said the 19-year-old, who lives in Washington, made several comments indicating self-harm. Clatsop County deputies located the young man first; they initiated contact and the male agreed to go to the hospital. Deputies retained three firearms for safe-keeping.

Open container citations

A yellow Mazda crashed Jan. 17 at 5:04 p.m. on U.S. Highway 101 and the U.S. Highway 26 junction after the driver took the curve at too high a speed and slid off the roadway. No injuries were reported. The driver and two other occupants of the car were cited for open container; the driver received additional citations including driving without insurance. Triangle Towing arrived on scene to impound the Mazda to Cannon Beach police. Mairsela Miguel Gomez, 23; Esmeralda Miguel-Andres, 18; and Josefina Jasmin Ramirez, 24, were given a courtesy lift to a motel in Seaside.

Minor injuries after crash

Two Seaside women were involved in a crash Jan. 18 at 11:22 a.m. on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 16. Traffic traveling northbound came to a halt due to a piece of machinery that fell off a trailer into the road. The first car stopped to help the owner move the item; the car behind her also stopped. The third car did not see the other two stopped and crashed into the second car which pushed it into the first. Minor injuries were reported by two of the drivers. Two cars were towed by Gary’s Tow.

Portland woman charged with assault

Troopers went to a location on U.S. Highway 26 and Bear Road for a report of a fight between a Portland man and a Portland woman. Jasmine Elizabeth Lawson, 23, was arrested on scene and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. She was checked for injuries and medically cleared by staff at Columbia Memorial Hospital before being transported for lodging at the Clatsop County jail.

Car slides into trees

A 22-year-old man told troopers Jan. 25 at 8:59 a.m., he was traveling on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 22 when he lost control on the slippery roads, skidded, and slid off the road into the forest. The car was badly damaged but there were no injuries. The driver was cited for being uninsured. A wrecker towed the car out of the trees, and the vehicle’s owner who was not the driver, said they would return later with a trailer to tow it away. The car was tagged for removal within 24 hours. It’s unclear how the driver, the car owner, and their passenger, another male, left the area.

Dead man on the riverbank

Troopers responded to the river beach at Fort Stevens State Park Jan. 25 at 12:45 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive male. On arrival, they saw the man was dead. No further information is available at this time.


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