Oregon State Police Log: June 8-16, 2020

Driver cited after misreported hit and run

On June 9, Oregon State Police responded to a reported hit-and-run crash that occurred on the SR-229 and US-101 junction. According to the driver of a red 1998 Toyota Camry, they were attempting to turn right from SR-229 to US-101 when a white 2004 Chrysler Sebring rear ended their vehicle. The Sebring’s driver exchanged his name and contact information but had no insurance. Due to some miscommunication, the Camry’s driver reported the crash as a hit and run. They were later stopped by Lincoln City Police Department and another Trooper. Photos were taken of the vehicle, and the driver was issued a citation for no operator’s license and no insurance. The driver of Sebring requested medical transport to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. OSP was unable to contact the driver at the scene of the crash, and had to follow up at the hospital. No visible injuries were observed by OSP and medical staff, and no crash report was generated due to the Sebring and Camry having little to no damage. No vehicles were towed, and both were operable. OSP ended contact shortly after.

Pilot vehicle collides with guardrail

At approximately 12:30 pm. June 10, a single-vehicle crash occurred on US-20 around milepost 10.5. An eastbound Dodge pickup truck was pilot vehicle for an oversized load. The pickup moved to the right to allow eastbound traffic to pass and struck the end of a guardrail, breaking the front axle. The driver was wearing safety restraints, the airbags were not deployed and no injuries were reported. AA Rowley’s towed the vehicle to their lot in South Beach.

Possible human bone found

At about 4:30 p.m. June 11, an Oregon State Police trooper responded to the beach area in Yachats for a report of a possible human bone. The trooper collected the item, and it was logged at the Newport Patrol Office for further evaluation.

Angler cited for taking fish out of season

On June 12, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish sampler contacted a vessel returning to Depoe Bay Marina with cabezon marine fish on board. Cabezon retention is closed from Jan. 1 through June 30 per ODFW Ocean Regulations. An Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife trooper contacted the subject and seized two cabezon marine fish, which were later donated to charity. The subject was cited for taking marine fish during closed season.

Tidewater man cited for DUII

At about 5:08 p.m. June 12, an Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response worker reported a possible DUII driver eastbound on US Highway 34 near Canal Creek Road. An Oregon State Police trooper in the area followed the vehicle and observed lane use violations. A stop was initiated, however, the vehicle continued approximately 1.5 miles to the registered owner’s address in Tidewater. The driver was contacted and showed signs of impairment. He consented to and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, was taken into custody for DUII and transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where he provided a breath test showing a blood-alcohol content of 0.10 percent. He was later transported to his residence and cited and released.

Subject cited for illegal crab taking

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on June 13, an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife trooper received information about a subject retaining numerous female and undersized Dungeness crab from Alsea Bay in Waldport. The subject was contacted and found to be in possession of 53 Dungeness crab, of which 15 were female Dungeness crab and 38 were undersized male Dungeness crab. The trooper recognized the subject from a previous enforcement contact where the same offenses were discovered. The subject’s three crab rings were seized as evidence, and the subject was cited for taking female Dungeness crab and taking undersized male Dungeness crab. The crabs were returned to Alsea Bay unharmed.

Burglary suspect arrested

The Oregon State Police assisted Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, who responded to the Gleneden Beach area just south of Salishan  for a report of two active burglaries. A male subject was arrested by LCSO. The sheriff’s office has probable cause to arrest a female subject who fled on foot, described as being small in stature and having red dreadlocks and two sweatshirts (one blue and one black).

Crash leads to DUII citation

Oregon State Police responded to a crash that Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office had located on Highway 101 near milepost 124 northbound. The crash was between two northbound vehicles. A silver Kia Sportage crashed into the rear of a white Ford pickup truck. During the trooper’s contact with the driver of the Kia, he observed signs of impairment. The driver performed voluntary field sobriety tests and continued to show signs of impairment. He was arrested for DUII and provided a breath sample indicating a 0.00 percent blood-alcohol content. He produced a voluntary urine sample and consented to an evaluation by a Lincoln City Police drug recognition expert. He was cited for DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

Bystanders assist with traffic control after crash

On June 14, a red 2015 Chrysler sedan was traveling eastbound on Highway 20, where the vehicle was driven into the guardrail on the eastbound shoulder near milepost 30. The driver was alone and was issued a citation for failing to drive within her lane. The driver was picked up by her mother ,and the vehicle was removed by AA Rowley’s to their tow lot. Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response helped with traffic control. Passerby and local residents assisted the Oregon State Police and ODOT by placing traffic control warning triangles out and used flashlights to slow and flag traffic.

Uninsured motorist cited

On June 15, Oregon State Police stopped a beige Ford Taurus for traveling 40 mph in a 30 mph construction zone. The driver stated that he could not find his wallet or license. When a status check was run, it was discovered that the driver’s license was misdemeanor suspended. He was cited and released for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, and the vehicle was towed by Car Care Tow Pro.

Blocked view leads to collision

At 11:15 a.m. June 16, Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle crash involving a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer and a blue Dodge Journey. The crash occurred on Highway 20 and Southeast John Nye Road. The Dodge was traveling east when the Chevrolet attempted to turn left from Southeast John Nye Road. Both drivers said there was a white truck parked on the eastbound shoulder. According to the driver of the Trailblazer, he could not see oncoming cars due to the white truck blocking his view. When the Dodge Journey initiated his turn, the Chevrolet hit the vehicle on the driver’s side. No injuries were reported, and the driver of the Dodge Journey arranged her own tow with AA Rowley’s Towing. The driver of Trailblazer was issued a warning for failure to obey a traffic control device. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the crash investigation.