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Police and Public Safety

Jacob McCleary
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thefts and burglaries

Vehicle burglary, 9:14 a.m. May 18, 300 block Northwest First Street. About $2,300 in tools, sunglasses and fishing gear was taken.

Shoplifting, 7:02 p.m. May 23, Walmart. Michael J. Lyly, 34, of Hillsboro and Lacey M. Hartman, 27, of Oregon City were cited for third-degree theft after they allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $49 in clothes and food. Lyly also was cited for criminal mischief for damaging the packaging for a watch.

Shoplifting, 5:45 p.m. May 24, Walmart. James Wayne Connell, 56, no known address, was cited for third-degree theft and criminal mischief after he allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for $52 in bicycle tubes, gloves and a belt.

Theft, 6 p.m. May 28, Fred Meyer. Christopher I. Hutson, 39, of Long Beach was cited for second-degree theft after he allegedly took a nine-man tent valued at $200, and walked out the grocery exit. When store security attempted to stop him, he showed them a receipt from another store, then began running, got into a pickup and drove away. Police stopped the pickup on the Astoria-Meglar Bridge. He also was cited for failure to carry and present a license.

Vehicle theft, 4:31 p.m. May 28, Home Depot.

Shoplifting, 8:05 p.m. May 29, Walmart. Allis M.C. Harris, 28, of Rainier was cited for third-degree theft and criminal mischief after she allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for a dress, curling wand, dash cam and jewelry valued at $66.

Suspicious circumstances/disturbances

Trespassing, 10:50 p.m. May 26, Fred Meyer. Kourtney Marie Scott, 30, of Vernonia was cited for criminal trespassing and Dillon James Dethlefs, 25, of Vernonia was cited for criminal mischief.

Fraud, 8:17 a.m. May 28, a woman reported a fraudulent rental listing on CraigsList for a house on Russell Drive in Hammond.

Trespassing, 7:27 p.m. May 29, 800 block Eighth Avenue, Hammond. A woman asked an intoxicated man to leave the home she shared with her 8-year-old daughter. He returned a short time later and created a disturbance. Jacob Cale McCleary, 34, of Joseph was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, theft, harassment and tampering with evidence.


Traffic stop, 6:33 a.m. May 26, South Main Avenue at 11th Street. Driver was cited for driving while suspended and having no insurance.

Traffic stop, 5:05 p.m. May 26, Southwest 18th Street at Southwest Juniper Avenue. Driver cited for having no insurance.

Traffic stop, 8:07 p.m. May 26, South Main Avenue at 15th Street. Devin Michael Fields, 27, of Astoria was cited for criminal failure to carry and present a license, driving while suspended and having no insurance.

Impaired driver, 9:40 p.m. May 27, Highway 101 near Cannon Beach. Gary Dean Leer, 54, of Cannon Beach was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. He was booked at Seaside Jail, where his blood-alcohol level was recorded at 0.17 percent.

Crash, no injuries, 11:03 a.m. May 28, Highway 30 at Ivy Station Road, Knappa. The wheel of a westbound pickup truck came off and struck an oncoming Jeep Cherokee, causing it to blow one of its tires.

Hit-and-run, 11:59 a.m. May 28, Fred Meyer parking lot. A woman reported $1,500 in damage to her vehicle while she was shopping.

Single-vehicle collision, no injuries, 12:19 p.m. May 28, Highway 103 at Pope-Meeker Lane. A 57-year-old Seaside man driving a sport-utility vehicle panicked when he rounded a sharp curve and was met by an oncoming fire truck with lights and sirens. He overcorrected, slid on gravel and struck a utility pole.

Speeding, 8:32 p.m. May 30, location no given. Cody Lee Remington, 30, city not given, was found to be in violation of a restraining order and arrested on suspicion of contempt of court. He was booked at Clatsop County Jail.

Traffic stop, 11:30 p.m. May 30, Ensign Lane near Costco. Driver cited for driving while suspended.

Speeding, 3:25 p.m. May 31, Ridge Road near Parkview Apartments. Driver cited for going 68 in a 45 mph zone.

Fire and service calls

Water flow alarm, 10:02 a.m. June 1, 100 block South Highway 101.

Medical calls

Diabetic issue, 1:36 p.m. May 27, 300 block South Main Avenue.

Female with diabetic issue, 3:30 p.m. May 28, Camp Rilea.

Female with possible seizure, 6:23 p.m. May 28, 600 block South Highway 101.

Male lift assist, 12:46 p.m. May 29, 32400 block Turlay Lane.

Assist Medix, 8:44 p.m. May 29, 90900 block Highway 101.

Female with unknown medical problem, 12:06 a.m. May 30, Jetty Road.

Female having seizure, 4:16 a.m. May 31, 100 block Southeast Fifth Street.

Male having panic attack, 9:51 p.m. May 31, 400 block Ridge Road.

Male having panic attack, 12:54 a.m. June 1, 400 block Ridge Road.

Female bleeding, 9:17 a.m. June 1, 800 block Peacock Street.

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