Two cited for hunting violations
An Oregon State Police game officer responded to a complaint at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
The caller reported a person shot several times at a herd of elk from Highway 229, and the elk being shot at were on private land.
The officer contacted a woman in a vehicle on private property. The woman, identified as Patricia Katherine Lichau, 66, of Neotsu, reportedly told the officer that a group of elk had crossed the road in front of them and her husband stopped and shot at two spike elk from the road. She couldn’t get a shot, but two elk were killed by her husband and tagged with his tag and her tag.
The man, identified as Kendall John Logan, 66, was contacted but refused to talk. He was ultimately cited and released for shooting from a public road, exceeding the limit on bull elk and borrowing a big game tag. Lichau was cited on a violation for loaning a big game tag.
The two elk, the elk tags and a hunting rifle were seized as evidence.
Report of suspicious object on beach
An Oregon State Police officer responded at around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, to a report of a suspicious object found on the beach at Road’s End in Lincoln City.
The object was identified as a fishing container or bait box and was determined not to be hazardous.
Oregon State Parks was contacted to recover the object.
Woman found to be driving while suspended
An Oregon State Trooper pulled over a vehicle shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, after the driver made a dangerous pass on Highway 101 near milepost 135 north of Newport.
The officer discovered the driver, identified as Kaitlin Rose Grewe, 26, of Depoe Bay, who was not the owner of the vehicle, had a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was towed from the scene by AA Rowley’s Towing, and the owner was notified.
Car crash results in citations
An Oregon State Police officer investigated a report of a crash on Highway 101 just south of Depoe Bay at around 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
A Nissan Xterra, driven by Rhiannon Hammel, 33, of Siletz, was headed south when the operator reported “something” ran out in front of her vehicle. She braked suddenly and skidded off the western shoulder of the highway and down the embankment, where she struck a tree. No injuries were reported.
The investigation revealed that Hammel’s driver’s license was suspended. She was cited for driving while suspended and failure to drive within lane. The vehicle was towed from the scene by AA Rowleys.
Man jailed on outstanding warrants
Oregon State Troopers were monitoring traffic on Highway 20 at around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, when they observed a Kia Sportage being driven west at a high rate of speed near milepost 9
A traffic stop was conducted, and during a records check, it was discovered that the driver, identified as Jimmy Dale Hunt, 61, of Florence, had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest on a burglary charge in California. He also had an outstanding felony warrant for probation violation out of Lane County, and there were additional warrants from Clackamas County for failure to appear, Theft II and possession of a controlled substance-meth. The warrants were confirmed, and Hunt was taken into custody without incident.
Hunt was transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was lodged on the above-mentioned warrants, as well as a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license.
There were four minor children in the car with Hunt when he was pulled over. Arrangements were made with the children’s family to pick them up, along with the vehicle.
High-speed driver cited
The Oregon State Police clocked a southbound Corvette traveling at 126 miles per hour on Highway 101 in the Lincoln Beach area at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was identified as Charles Schiele, 45, of Hillsboro. He was issued citations for violation of the basic rule (speeding) and reckless driving.
Three-vehicle crash on Highway 18
On Sunday, Nov. 24, shortly before 6 p.m., the Oregon State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash near milepost 6 on Highway 18.
A Jeep Liberty, driven by a 17-year-old male from Otis, was headed east when the driver struck the rear of a Chevrolet Tahoe that was stopped on the highway, waiting to turn north into a trailer park. As a result of the crash, the Tahoe was pushed into the westbound lane, where it struck an oncoming Subaru. The Subaru ended up in the westbound ditch, the Tahoe came to a stop partially in the westbound lane, and the driver of the Jeep pulled over onto the eastbound shoulder.
A female passenger in the Subaru was the only one injured in the crash, and she was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City for treatment.
The driver of the Jeep was cited for careless driving. The driver of the Tahoe was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured.
All three vehicles were towed from the scene.