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Jan 21, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: feltch

On January 15, 2013 at or about 9:00 PM, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy David Hawley located a vehicle in Ona Beach State Park in Seal Rock with license plates on it that belonged to another vehicle. Deputy Hawley contacted the occupant and identified him as Douglas J. Castle, 44 years of age, from Waldport.

 

Feb 6, 2011
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

TWO TEENS DROWN IN PACIFIC OCEAN NEAR YACHATS

The body JACK HARNSONGKRAM, age 17, one of two Eugene-area teenagers who drowned after being swept into the Pacific Ocean in the Yachats area Saturday afternoon, was recovered Sunday morning.

Feb 5, 2011
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

Two Eugene-area teenagers died Saturday afternoon in the Yachats area when they were swept off a rocky outcropping into the Pacific Ocean and drowned.

One of the victims was recovered but the second is still missing following efforts by U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Yachats Fire Department. The names of the two victims are being released following completion of next of kin notifications.

Photograph Source: Oregon State Police
Feb 5, 2011
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

February 5th, 2011 6:49 PM

Two Eugene-area teenagers died Saturday afternoon in the Yachats area when they were swept off a rocky outcropping into the Pacific Ocean and drowned. One of the victims was recovered but the second is missing following efforts by U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Yachats Fire Department. The names of the two victims are being released following completion of next of kin notifications.

Feb 5, 2011
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

NEAR YACHATS

U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Yachats Fire Department are at the scene of a double drowning in the Pacific Ocean near Smelt Sands State Park.

The body of an 18-year old male has been recovered and a second teenage male, age 17, is reported in the water as emergency responders work to recovery his body. No other information will be released at this time. Names are withheld until the victims' next of kin have been able to complete necessary notifications.

Preliminary information indicates on February 5, 2011 at approximately 12:40 p.m. OSP Northern Command Center dispatch was notified by Lincoln County 9-1-1 that a group of teenagers from the Eugene area were on a rocky outcropping near Adobe Resort on the south end of Smelt Sands State Park when two of them were swept into the ocean. Their friends were not able to help them and both subsequently drowned.

Posted: February 5th, 2011 4:01 PM
Nov 22, 2010
Category: Otis News
Posted by: feltch

ASSAULT II HARASSMENT AND INTERFERING WITH A 9-1-1 CALL

On November 18th, 2010 at about 11:00 PM, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a physical domestic disturbance in the 400 Block of North Pleasure Drive in Otis. 

When deputies arrived they discovered that Benton Roy Bones, age 58, of Otis had stuck his 27 year old son in the head with a glass and repeatedly punched him in the head while he was on the ground.

The investigation also revealed that Bones destroyed the phone while the 911 call was being made from the home.

Deputy Eric Sorby arrested Bones and transported him to the Lincoln County Jail.
Bones was lodged for Assault II, Harassment, and Interfering with a 9-1-1 call.
Bones’ bail was set at $275,000.00.

Date: November 22, 2010
Date Occurred: November 18, 2010
Time Occurred: 11:00 PM
Location: 400 Block of N Pleasure Dr - OTIS

Contact:

Deputy Eric Sorby
541-265-4277 x 7126
Esorby@co.lincoln.or.us

Nov 22, 2010
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

Troopers have responded to approximately 10 crashes, some injury, today along with multiple reports of vehicles sliding off the highway. Many drivers have not heeded the recommendation to BE PREPARED and SLOW DOWN, while having the necessary traction devices for your vehicle to travel safely in these winter conditions.

Travelers should continue to monitor media reports and conditions as posted on ODOT's website www.tripcheck.com.

Sep 25, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: feltch

News Release from: Oregon State Police UPDATE - BUS FIRE ON HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF TILLAMOOK Posted: September 12th, 2010 6:44 PM

The following is updated information being released related to Sunday afternoon's bus fire north of Tillamook. NOTE: Initial information that one person was seriously injured from a fall while trying to exit the bus is wrong and corrected in this news release.

Sep 18, 2010
Category: Otis News
Posted by: feltch

On September 17, 2010 at approximately 10:38pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's Sergeant Adam Shanks was dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a residence on N. Echo Mountain Road in Otis, Oregon.

Jul 19, 2010
Category: Lincoln City News
Posted by: feltch

On July 19, 2010 at about 3:16pm, Deputy David Hawley with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the Devils Lake State Park to attempt a warrant service on a male subject who was reportedly camping at the location. Deputy Hawley contacted 53 year old John Otis Parker of Otis, Oregon who had an outstanding Lincoln County warrant for his arrest for Fail to appear. During contact with Parker, Deputy Hawley discovered Methamphetamine in his possession. Parker was placed in custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on the warrant and one count of Unlawful possession of Methamphetamine. Parker’s bail was set at $200,002.00.

Jun 27, 2010
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch
Highway 101 @ W 7th St- Yachats June 27, 2010 1:15 AM

On June 27, at about 1:15 AM, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress at 230 West 2nd in Yachats. Deputy Sorby arrived in the area and located the suspect, Jesse J. Deerinwater, 28, of Yachats walking down Highway 101.

When Deputy Sorby contacted Deerinwater he noticed a large dagger hanging from his neck. Deputy Sorby removed the dagger and located another switch blade knife concealed in his pocket. Deputy Sorby also found Deerinwater to be in possession of marijuana along with multiple prescription pills that were illegal to possess without a prescription.

Among the pills were Morphine, Oxycodone, and Klonopin. Deerinwanter was taken into custody for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Deerinwater was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail where his bail was set at $290,000.00. Deerinwater was also cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (2 counts) Ulawful Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (2 counts) Carring a Concealed Weapon

Jun 26, 2010
Category: Toledo News
Posted by: feltch

On 06/26/2010 at approximately 4:24pm Newport Police were called to a diver in distress on the South Beach Jetty. Newport Police on scene contacted the Coast Guard and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol as the diver had not been located.

Mar 16, 2010
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

The Memorial for Shirley of Shirley's Cottage Industries in Yachats will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday March 20th at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church.

Please attend if you can.

Mar 13, 2010
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

March 7, 2010: Deputy David Hawley with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to East Collins Street in Depoe Bay on a report of an intoxicated subject causing a disturbance and attempting to gain entry into a nearby apartment.

Mar 4, 2010
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

Deemed um-releasable, the two females are both blind in one eye

Newport, Oregon: Two young female California sea lions arrived by truck at their new home at the Oregon Coast Aquarium last night, accompanied by Aquarium husbandry staff. The animals will be in quarantine, and will not be on display to the public for 60 days. The sea lions, both about nine months old and both blind in one eye, are rehabilitated animals deemed unsuitable for release. One of the sea lions was born with a large cataract and the other had an injury to her eye.  “That's why we are able to get them,” said Judy Tuttle, Aquarium Curator of Mammals. “A sea lion needs both eyes in order to fish efficiently.”

Mar 3, 2010
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

On March 3, 2010 at about 11:00 am, Deputy David Hawley with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance near the 100 Block of W 3rd Street in Yachats.

Feb 7, 2010
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating the death of a 45 year old Florence female. Her death was the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At 1:02 PM, a 911 call from a family member was received. Troopers responded to the home and found that LORRIE KAY HIATT was deceased. They determined that she had committed suicide. The Lane County District Attorney's Office and the Lane County Medical Examiner are assisting OSP with the investigation.

There are no other details available for release.

Feb 6, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: feltch

UPDATE: SERIOUSLY INJURED DRIVER'S PIT BULL SOUGHT FOLLOWING CRASH EAST OF RHODODENDRON

A Madras-area man was seriously injured Friday morning when the car he was driving traveled off Highway 26 about 1/2 mile east of Rhododendron and crashed into a tree.

Feb 3, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: feltch

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of several local police agencies, is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's fatal traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 99E and Old Highway 34 east of Corvallis.

A 2 1/2 -year old boy in a jogging stroller was killed after being struck by a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer as it was in the process of turning onto Highway 99E from Old Highway 34.

Photograph Source: Oregon State Police
Jan 22, 2010
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

News Release from: Oregon State Police UPDATE: IDENTIFICATION CONFIRMED ON BODY FOUND IN SURF NORTH OF YACHATS Posted: December 8th, 2009 12:38 PM

The Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division confirmed today the identity of an unidentified adult male found in the surf Thursday morning north of Yachats as a missing local fisherman. Fingerprint records were used to confirm the identity and next of kin have been notified.

WILLIAM ARTHUR BODEWIG, age 62, from Yachats, was one of two men reported missing November 18th after they failed to return from a local fishing trip between Yachats and Heceta Head. On December 3, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a citizen walking on the beach near Smelt Sands State Park spotted a body in the surf line and reported it to police. Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and Yachats Fire Department responded. There was no identification found on the body which appeared to have been in the water for several days.

Contact Info:

Sergeant Justin McGladrey

Oregon State Police - Newport Office: (541) 265-5354

Secondary Contact:

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings Public Information Officer

Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Pager: (503) 323-3195

Jan 19, 2010
Category: Waldport News
Posted by: feltch

WALDPORT HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH GROUND RELOCATION PUBLIC MEETINGS

I have attended both of the public meetings held at Waldport High School (December 10, 2009 & January 14, 2010) to review the various options regarding the potential of relocating the Waldport High School Students to a safer high ground location out of the Waldport Tsunami Zone. The following is a synopsis of the notes that have taken during the two public meetings, and what I believe I heard in the two meetings from both persons representing the Lincoln County School District, and other members of the community attending the meetings.

Jan 1, 2010
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

On January 1, 2010 at about 1:07 AM, Daniel Anthony Gopshes, age 60 of Newport, called 911 reporting that he had killed his wife at their home in Beverly Beach and was in the parking lot of the Lincoln County Jail to turn himself in. Newport Police officers responded and contacted Gopshes, who was armed and sitting in his vehicle.

Gopshes was taken into custody without incident.

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies, Newport Police officers, and Oregon State Police troopers responded to the Benton Street address in Beverly Beach to find Chancey Ann Gopshes, age 86 of Newport, dead as a result of gunshot wounds to the head.

The Lincoln County Major Crime Team was activated. MCT members from the Lincoln City Police Department, The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, The Newport Police Department, the Toledo Police Department, and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office responded to investigate the incident.

Any further inquiries regarding this incident can be made to the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.

Dec 20, 2009
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

NOAA Selects Newport, Oregon as New Home of Marine Operations Center-Pacific August 4, 2009

NOAA has selected the Port of Newport, Ore., to be the new home of the agency’s Marine Operations Center-Pacific beginning in 2011 pending the signing of a 20-year lease.

Dec 14, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lincoln County Medical Examiner, is investigating the Sunday afternoon discovery of the partial remains of an unidentified body found on the beach in Yachats.

According to OSP Sergeant Justin McGladrey, on December 13, 2009 at about 3:30 p.m. a citizen walking on the beach in Yachats reported finding the partial remains of a body that appeared to have been in the ocean before washing ashore. OSP troopers and Yachats Fire Department personnel responded to the scene.

DEATH INVESTIGATION
PARTIAL REMAINS FOUND ON YACHATS AREA BEACH
Dec 11, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch
The Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division confirmed today the identity of an unidentified adult male found in the surf Thursday morning north of Yachats as a missing local fisherman. Fingerprint records were used to confirm the identity and next of kin have been notified.
Dec 7, 2009
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports his detectives have investigated a complaint regarding cell phone text messages containing sexual content being sent from an Albany woman to a 14-year-old boy. The text messages were discovered by the boy's parents and reported on November 29.
Dec 4, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lincoln County Medical Examiner, is investigating the discovery of an unidentified adult male found in the surf lane Thursday morning north of Yachats.

According to OSP Sergeant Justin McGladrey, on December 3, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a citizen walking on the beach near Smelt Sands State Park spotted a body in the surf line and reported it to police. OSP, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and Yachats Fire Department responded. There was no identification found on the body which appeared to have been in the water for several days.

No other information to be released pending positive identification.

News Release from: Oregon State Police DEATH INVESTIGATION - OCEAN SHORE NORTH OF YACHATS Posted: December 4th, 2009 9:01 AM

Nov 7, 2009
Category: Lincoln City News
Posted by: feltch

On November 6, 2009 at about 9:00 PM Lincoln County experienced severe weather. A large thunderstorm moved through the coastal area. Associated heavy rains with the system caused flooding of streets, and at about 10:13 PM lightening struck the Alsea Bay Bridge in Waldport damaging a light pole and spraying debris onto the roadway.

At about 9:54 PM residents of the Roads End residential area, just north of Lincoln City near the Chinook Winds Casino, reported seeing a large "waterspout tornado" move onshore and through a section of the community.

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies, Lincoln City Police Department officers, and members of the North Lincoln Fire Department responded to reports of damage in the area. Deputies reported a damage path, about two blocks wide, leading from the beach that stretched about three blocks to the east. 20 to 30 homes were damaged as were several vehicles in the area.

The damage mainly consisted of broken windows and downed trees, but one of the homes in the 7400 block of Logan Road suffered extensive damage. Emergency responders checked the area and reported that no one was injured. Many of the damaged homes were vacant at the time the tornado stuck. At this time most of the home owners have been notified of the damage.


Power in the area was knocked out by the tornado and utility crews are working to restore services.

The National Weather Service was contacted and reported that meteorological data supported the existence of a tornado, but that the classification could not be determined until the damage is examined in daylight.

Sep 27, 2009
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

New Online Pacific City Ocean Front Weather Station. The newest and latest Oregon Coast Repeater Group weather site is now operational in Pacific City. The site is about 30 feet above sea level right on the sand dunes with no obstructions for weather data. New Online Pacific City Ocean Front Weather Station.

The newest and latest Oregon Coast Repeater Group weather site is now operational in Pacific City. The site is about 30 feet above sea level right on the sand dunes with no obstructions for weather data.

Sep 27, 2009
Category: Coastal News
Posted by: feltch

New Online Pacific City Ocean Front Weather Station. The newest and latest Oregon Coast Repeater Group weather site is now operational in Pacific City. The site is about 30 feet above sea level right on the sand dunes with no obstructions for weather data. New Online Pacific City Ocean Front Weather Station.

The newest and latest Oregon Coast Repeater Group weather site is now operational in Pacific City. The site is about 30 feet above sea level right on the sand dunes with no obstructions for weather data.

May 28, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

When Dena Pickner awoke to a commotion at her Yachats house last June, she expected to find a raccoon. Instead, she climbed out of bed and saw a black bear coming through her dog door.

Mar 19, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch
Deputy Abby Dorsey investigated an Attempted Burglary into a residence, and Unlawful Entry into a Yachats Fire Dept Emergency Vehicle on 08/07/09 at about 8:00 a.m.
Mar 7, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch
On March 7, 2009 at about 09:00 a.m. Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Abby Dorsey responded to a report of a traffic crash on North West Cedar Ave, Yachats.
Mar 2, 2009
Category: Yachats News
Posted by: feltch

On March 2nd, 2009 at 5:42 pm, deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible DUII in the Alsea Bay Market parking lot.

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