June 15

12:34 a.m., Broadway: A disturbance was reported in the vicinity of the Shilo Inn.

6:41 a.m., 2100 block S. Grove: Caller reports man “unloading things” and expresses concerns the man is dumping items; on contact the man said he is just rearranging his belongings.

7:09 a.m., Roosevelt Avenue: Caller reports moaning and screaming coming from a tent behind RiteAid. Subjects inside the tent are warned.

7:48 a.m., 1200 block Avenue A: Subject sleeping in a doorway is advised to move along.

4:05 p.m., Quatat Park: Caller reports subject threatening tourists, threatening to “slit their throats.” Police make contact with subject who is warned of disorderly conduct.

4:08 p.m., Seaside: A man with a machete is reported causing a disturbance. Police cite him for misconduct.

June 16

4:02 a.m., 2300 block S. Columbia: Caller requests help with a raccoon stuck in a back room of their home. The raccoon found its way out prior to police arrival.

4:18 2300 block S. Downing: A trespass and two disturbances are reported.

June 17

4:04 p.m., Avenue U and Grove: Abandoned junk is reported.

4:07 p.m., Avenue U: Caller reports an intoxicated woman in his business; prior to police arrival, the woman’s husband arrived to pick her up.

7:40 p.m., 1900 block Spruce Drive: Caller complains about a neighbor throwing bread out for the gulls. She says her dog is eating the bread. Police speak to both parties.

June 18

5:22 a.m., Fifth Avenue and N. Roosevelt: Motorists reported attempting to flag down help to remove their disabled vehicle from the roadway say are no longer in need of assistance when police showed up.

9:52 a.m., Restrooms: Transients blocking the doorway to men’s restrooms on N. Roosevelt are reported; one of the males is subsequently arrested on a warrant.

11:13 a.m., 1800 block S. Roosevelt: Intoxicated male refusing to leave the area is advised he’s been trespassed.

11:50 a.m., Convention Parking Lot: A disturbance is reported.

12:49 p.m., N. Prom: Caller reports a prowler was inside his truck during the night.

1:34 p.m., Avenue U and Roosevelt: Kids reported hitchhiking are in fact adults.

2:12 p.m., Mill Ponds: Caller reports vicious dog off leash; police contact the dog’s owner who said she was protective of her new litter; police advise the dog must be kept leashed.

June 19

5:22 a.m., 400 block Second Avenue: Caller reports male in the area threatening the caller with a large stick.

8:04 a.m., 800 block Necanicum: Man reported sleeping in complex laundry area is trespassed.

9:32 a.m., 1200 block Beach Drive: Man sleeping in his car is advised to move along.

2:42 p.m., N. Roosevelt: A reported mess in the public bathroom is cleaned up by public works prior to police arrival.

4:36 p.m., Prom: Caller reports a transient and a skateboarder yelling at each other. The skateboarder is in his underwear. Both agree the argument was verbal only. The parties separated.

11 p.m., Sunset Beach Approach: Police assist Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office.

June 20

8:46 a.m., 800 block Avenue S: Caller requests a welfare check for a man described standing in the same spot for three days. The man tells police he is fine.

4:28 p.m., 1000 block S. Downing: Caller reports his grandson was thrown off his bike by a stranger.

8:11 p.m., S. Lincoln: Police respond to a medical call regarding a dog/animal complaint.

10:47 p.m., 2100 block S. Franklin: Caller reports neighbor yelling racial slurs and threatening him. Police speak to the neighbor to advise them of their conduct.

June 21

8:32 p.m., Mill Ponds: An assault is reported.

9:34 p.m., Bob Chisholm parking area: A woman advised of a complaint about garbage strewn around her motorhome parked in the area says she is re-arranging her belongings.

June 22

11:44 a.m., First Avenue: A disturbance is reported.

6:14 p.m., 800 block N. Roosevelt: Police intervene to a verbal argument at a drive-through restaurant where one of the parties objected to being recorded. It was explained to the person the legality of video recording. Police stayed on scene until the objecting party left the premises.

10:35 p.m., Turnaround: A child reported missing is reunited with its parents.

June 23

2:36 a.m., East end of Avenue D: Transients reported arguing in a camp agree to gather their belongings and part ways.

8:31 a.m., Chamber restrooms: Public works and police respond to a request to get transients blocking the public restrooms to move along. Subjects agree to leave.

9:05 a.m., 1200 block S. Holladay Drive: Caller requests transients leave the area. A female refuses to identify herself to police but eventually leaves.

1:03 p.m., 1200 block S. Holladay: Caller at a coffee business reports someone gave them a fake $20 to pay for items purchased.

3:32 p.m., 500 block Avenue U: Caller reports their son slashed their car tires.

4:25 p.m., 400 block S. Roosevelt: Caller reports van with dogs locked inside for a week. Police make contact with the owner of the van who said he lost the key and is having a new one made.

11:39 p.m., S. Roosevelt: An intoxicated man reported in the roadway says he will move along and understands he must stay out of the roadway.

June 24

9:20 p.m., Fourth and Holladay: Fireworks reported.

11:15 p.m., Beach: A young boy reported lost or missing on the beach is located and reunited with family members.

11:56 p.m., 800 block S. Roosevelt: A person is trespassed.

June 12

12:26 p.m., 1300 block Ninth Avenue: EMS call.

8:41 p.m., 2000 block S. Roosevelt: EMS call.

June 14

12:27 p.m., Indian Beach, Cannon Beach: Water rescue.

5 p.m., Holladay between Seventh and Eighth: EMS call. Medix on scene.

11:18 p.m., 600 block S. Edgewood: EMS call.

June 15

6:45 a.m., Estuary Beach: EMS call.

3:42 p.m., 300 block S. Roosevelt: A car accident with injuries is reported. Ambulance is on scene.

10:24 p.m., Turnaround stairs: EMS call.

June 16

8:30 a.m., 2600 block Mill Creek Lane: EMS call.

11:52 a.m., 600 block S. Edgewood: EMS call. Seaside Fire and Medix on scene.

9:13 p.m., 400 block S. Holladay Drive: EMS call.

June 17

1:35 p.m., Haystack Rock: Water rescue.

2:06 p.m., 500 block S. Prom: Fire alarm.

4:02 p.m., 400 block First Avenue: A brush fire is reported.

une 18

2:52 a.m., 600 block S. Edgewood: Police and emergency personnel assist on scene with another agency on an EMS call.

7:22 a.m., Avenue A: EMS call.

11:12 a.m., First and N. Columbia: Fire investigation.

3:12 p.m., Saddle Mountain: Rescue.

June 19

3:25 p.m., Saddle Mountain: Rescue.

9:43 p.m., 1000 block S. Prom: EMS call.

June 20

7:15 a.m., Avenue G: EMS call.

12:29 p.m., Indian Beach: Water rescue.

9:29 p.m., Avenue I and the beach: Fire investigation.

June 21

12:30 a.m., 700 block Avenue S: Structure fire.

11:16 a.m., 1800 block Broadway: Fire investigation.

4:21 p.m., 1800 block Broadway: Fire investigation.

6:53 p.m., 2300 block Beach Drive: EMS call.

June 22

10:30 a.m., Avenue A and the Beach: EMS call.

10:56 a.m., Avenue and The Prom: EMS call.

12:52 p.m., N. Downing: EMS call.

3:01 p.m., 1100 block Avenue B: EMS call.

3:56 p.m., Avenue A: EMS call.

4:56 p.m., 4000 block U.S. Highway 101 and Lenore Lane: Structure fire; flames and smoke reported.

June 23

1:13 p.m., Ocean Lane and Beach: Water rescue.

8:29 p.m., 300 block 12th Avenue: EMS call.

8:55 p.m., 2600 block U.S. Highway 101: EMS call.

June 24

1:59 a.m., Forest Drive: EMS call.

11:01 a.m., 800 block 15th Avenue: EMS call.

11:21 a.m., Hug Point: Water rescue.

Oregon State Police

Wanted on a warrant

Mark Robert Hanson, 57 from Gearhart, was arrested June 16 at 6:10 p.m., on U.S. Highway 101 in Seaside after police stopped his 1997 Dodge Ram after observing the driving violating a traffic rule. Hanson was found to have a warrant dating back to 2014 from the Clatsop Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on scene and transported to the county jail. His vehicle was secured at the traffic stop.

Brandishing firearm

Troopers were alerted June 16 at 7:57 p.m. of a person brandishing a firearm during an argument between two motorists on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 20. All parties were interviewed by police. Accused of brandishing the firearm was a 41-year-old Seaside man. No probable cause was established.

Two-car crash

A two-car crash on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 35 occurred June 20 at 12:39 p.m., when one car rear-ended another as the car in front attempted to make a left turn. The second car slammed on its brakes but couldn’t stop. A witness said it was following too closely. Both occupants of the second car, a couple in their 70s from Portland, were transported to the hospital by ambulance. The rear-ended car was towed by Gary’s Towing.

Impaired driving

A 23-year-old Chinook, Washington, man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated — controlled substance on June 20 at 3:41 p.m., on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 21. While on patrol, officer saw a car in violation of traffic rules; the driver was pulled over and observed to be impaired. He failed several field sobriety tests and was transported to Seaside police headquarters for processing. He was also taken to the Astoria police station for further evaluation; the test revealed he had a .00% blood alcohol content. Alex J. Heckes was issued a criminal citation and released from the Astoria police department.

Road rage

A road rage incident involving a gun was reported June 20 at 5:48 p.m. on U.S. Highway 26 on Highway 26 near milepost 12. Both parties got to Seaside before they could be located. Troopers interviewed both parties in separate locations; one man, John Meiners, 43, from Warrenton, was cited for menacing with a firearm and released.

Warrant arrest

Levi Dennis Broom, 37, of Seaside, was arrested on a warrant June 21 at 7:13 on U.S. Highway 101 at milepost 23 after troopers witnessed him commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted; the warrant came up during a records check. Broom was arrested and transported to the Clatsop County jail for lodging.

Windshield broken by flying rock

A 74-year-old Gearhart man reported his windshield was broken when a rock flew up from under the wheels of a logging truck traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 18 June 24 at 10:03 a.m. The Gearhart man was traveling eastbound. He turned around and followed the log truck until a trooper stopped it on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 17. Police facilitated in an information exchange between the Gearhart man and the 69-year-old Nehalem truck driver.


State police responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash June 25 at 5:57 p.m., on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 4. A preliminary investigation showed a white Kia traveling eastbound crossed the centerline and sideswiped westbound a silver Toyota. Damage was caused. The Kia driver fled the scene and later abandoned the car on Highway 26. He was reported as a suspicious person walking along Highway 101 at Hwy 26. Troopers located him and determined he was the driver at the crash. Samuel Tad Benson, 27, was arrested for reckless driving, reckless endangering another person, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He was taken to the Clatsop County Jail.

Rear-end collisions

Two rear-end crashes happened on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 7 June 26 at 5:34 p.m. Police say they were two separate incidents involving four cars. There were two troopers on scene. Nobody needed tow and nobody was injured.

One-car crash

A single-car crash happened at 3:57 p.m., June 27 on U.S. Highway 101 at the U.S. Highway 26 junction. The driver, a 26-year-old man from Corvallis, said he was distracted as he went into a tight corner and drove his Jeep Renegade off the roadway. He hit an ODOT sign. He was issued a citation and drove with his passengers, two 28-year-olds, one from Corvallis, the other from New York City, from the scene.

Multicar crash

Police responded to a multicar crash June 29 at 6:31 on U.S. Highway 101 and Ensign Avenue, caused, police say, when the driver of a Toyota Rav 4 failed to stop at the light and collided with another Toyota, a Mazda, and a Hyundai. A fifth car was struck by the Hyundai as it was forced backwards from the collision. Several occupants were transported to hospital by medical personnel for injuries and three cars were towed from the scene. Two cars were able to be driven away. The driver of the Rav 4, Hailey Marie Gruetter, 20, from Portland, was issued a criminal citation and released for reckless driving.


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