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• Police have been dispatched to report a suspicious person in the 33000 block of SW Havlik Drive. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old Portland man was taken into custody for Criminal Mischief III and Disorderly Conduct II and was transported and placed in jail.

• Police were dispatched under a suspicious circumstance to 34000 N. Honeyman Road. A 39-year-old man, Scappoose, was later arrested on a pending misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and released.

• Police were dispatched to an injury-free accident on the 52000 block of the Columbia River Highway. It was reported that the driver may have been intoxicated. As a result of the investigation, a 53-year-old woman from St. Helens was arrested for DUII-Drugs. She was transported and incarcerated.

• Police have taken a report of a possible theft and break-in of a vehicle parked in the 51000 block of SE 2nd Street. The victim said while parking in the area, an unknown suspect broke into their car and searched through. This case is suspended for lack of suspicious information.

• Police were dispatched to report a theft of a catalytic converter in the area of ​​West Lane Road and NE Porter Lane. This case is suspended for lack of suspicious information.

• Police took a report of a fraud that occurred in the 52000 block of the Columbia River Highway. The victim reported that his vehicle was broken into in Portland, but his debit card was used in the Scapoose area. This case is awaiting further investigation and suspicious information.

• Police investigated the report of a servant in the 51000 block of SW Rembrandt Street. As a result of the investigation, a 41-year-old Scappoose resident was taken into custody for IV-DV assault. She was transported and incarcerated.

• Police responded to an injury-free motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Columbia River Highway and SE High School Way. No citation was issued. The vehicles and all parties involved cleared the scene after exchanging information.

• Following news of a disturbance in the 52000 block of NE 1st Street, a 61-year-old man from Kelso has been taken into custody on an outstanding warrant by the Clatsop County Circuit Court. The man was summoned and released on his warrant.

• Police took a report of a broken-in vehicle in the Fred Meyer parking lot. It was reported that the vehicle’s window had been smashed and items were stolen from inside. This case is awaiting further investigation and identification of suspects.

• Police were dispatched to report a servant in the 52000 block of NE 1st Street. As a result of the investigation, a 54-year-old man residing in Scapoose was arrested for DV harassment and was transported and incarcerated.

• Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 52000 block of the Columbia River Highway. The victim said her vehicle was stolen in front of her. She said she saw an unknown suspect walk away in the vehicle. The victim also said that she owned the vehicle and that no one was allowed to drive it. This case is awaiting further investigation and identification of suspects.

• Police have been sent to report a vehicle burglary in the 33000 block of SE High School Way. The victim reported that during the evening, an unknown man smashed the rear passenger window of his vehicle and stole items from inside the car. This matter is awaiting further investigation.






Law enforcement reports




• At 12h54 A Columbia County retail business owner was questioned by Oregon State Police about bait purchases he made in May 2021. He bought bait shrimp to a commercial shellfish fisherman who did not have the appropriate wholesale license. The business owner has been notified and educated to avoid future violations.

• At 13:33 OSP came across what appeared to be a servant performing along the easterly shoulder of Highway 30 near milepost 24. Subsequent investigation revealed that a husband and wife were involved in a scuffle inside their vehicle as he headed west on Hwy 30. The husband suffered minor injuries as a result. It was determined that there was a no-contact order between the couple and the husband listed as a protected party. In addition, the husband and wife were previously driving separate vehicles when the wife entered the back of the vehicle driven by the husband. The wife was arrested for harassment where she was transported to Columbia County Jail. She showed signs of impairment and performed SFST under Rohrs. She refused a breathalyzer test and a warrant was obtained. She then provided blood as well as breath samples indicating a blood alcohol level of 0.24%. She was classified on Harassment and Attempted Assault II with a weapon and cited and reserved for DUII.

• Around 2:27 am OSP responded to an accident on Highway 30 near kilometer 38.5. The reporting party located the vehicle over some jersey barriers and completely ablaze with no driver or occupant nearby. The scene investigation revealed that the Dodge pickup was heading west when it struck the end of the jersey barrier after exiting the eastbound taxiway. The vehicle sustained heavy damage as it traveled several hundred feet, coming to a stop along an embankment. The driver or any occupant was likely injured but was not located immediately. Further follow-up should take place.

• Around 8:20 p.m. PSO soldiers responded to Highway 30 at Wikstrom Road on a report of an injury-free collision with two vehicles. Unit # 1 (Red Dodge) attempted to turn left onto Wikstrom Rd from WB Hwy 30 and did not yield to unit # 2 (White Ford) traveling EB on Hwy 30. Unit # 2 collided head-on with the passenger side of unit # 1. Unit 1 was driven from the scene. Unit # 2 could not be driven and towed from the scene

• Around 4:57 p.m. OSP received a report from an ODFW Fish Monitor at the Rainier Boat Launch along the Columbia River regarding a fisherman who had come with a native coho salmon. The man said he was unaware he had a fat fin and that it was a coho. The man was ticketed for taking / possessing non-fat coho salmon and the fish was seized for donation.

Reports from St. Helens Police, Rainier Police and the Columbia County Sheriff were not immediately available.


Kevin A. Perras

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