|State Police Log published Saturday, March 17, 2012|
|Written by The Curry Coastal Pilot|
|March 16, 2012 09:16 pm|
Thursday, March 1
Possession of a controlled substance, 3:55 p.m.: While assisting the Curry County Sheriff’s Department searching for a wanted person in the woods, a trooper found a man lighting up a joint. The 32-year-old Harbor resident was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The marijuana was seized along with two pipes.
Friday, March 2
Driving while suspended, 12:03 p.m.: A 46-year-old Port Orford woman was cited for failure to carry and present a driver license, driving while suspended and driving uninsured.
Saturday, March 3
Livestock at large, 1:55 a.m.: A trooper responded to a call of cows in the roadway either just north of the Ophir Rest Area or just north of Arizona Beach. The trooper searched all the way north to Brush Creek and found no cows.
Livestock at large, 8:45 p.m.: A call was received for a cow loose in the Arizona Beach area, this time one cow was spotted about 200 feet from Highway 101. A landowner in the vicinity went to try to relocate the cow, but it was gone.
Livestock at large, 11:15 a.m.: A third call of a cow loose in the Arizona Beach area. The trooper and the landowner he met with earlier searched again. The elusive bovine was not found.
Tuesday, March 6
Injury vehicle crash, 7:50 a.m.: A 20-year-old woman from Olympia, Wash., was traveling southbound on Highway 101 south of Whaleshead when she reportedly fell asleep. The car went into the ditch and struck a tree. Her passenger, a 21-year-old man, injured his leg and was transported to Sutter Coast Hospital.
Injury traffic crash, 11:30 a.m.: A chain-reaction rear-end collision occurred at Highway 101 and Hoffeldt Lane when a 42-year-old Brookings woman failed to stop for three cars stopped at a red light. Three of the four cars were towed. Minor injuries were reported, but all refused treatment.
Wednesday, March 7
Non-injury traffic crash, 3:30 p.m.: A 37-year-old log truck driver from Bandon crossed into the oncoming lane near Natural Bridge, forcing an oncoming 20-year-old Gold Beach driver off the road. The Gold Beach driver’s car had to be towed. The truck driver was issued a criminal citation.
Livestock at large, 8:30 p.m.: About a dozen cattle were located near milepost 347 on Carpenterville Road. The cattle were herded to a nearby pasture.
Thursday, March 8
DUII, 8:05 p.m.: A 41-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants on Chilcote Lane.
Friday, March 9
DUII, 10:35 p.m.: A 64-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants on Highway 101 between Hoffeldt and Benham lanes.
Saturday, March 10
Traffic crash, 10:30 p.m.: The driver of a vehicle swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a truck that had crossed the center line near Langlois. As a result of the maneuver, the driver lost control of his car, struck an embankment twice before coming to a rest on the shoulder of the opposite lane.
Minors in possession, 10 p.m.: A Curry County sheriff’s deputy, and three troopers responded to a report of a party involving minors and alcohol just south of the Coos County line. One adult was arrested, 28 people under the age of 21 were cited for possession of alcohol, and one cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Sunday, March 11
Non-injury traffic crash, midnight: A 26-year-old man was driving on Highway 101 in Langlois when he crossed the highway and shoulder and struck a fence. He fled the scene. The driver was contacted at his residence and cited.
Monday, March 12
Non-injury traffic crash, 12:35 p.m.: A 59-year-old Brookings motorist fell asleep while driving on Highway 101 near Nesika Beach. The car left the roadway, struck a highway sign then a tree.
Tuesday, March 13
Hazard, 12:51 a.m.: A large branch was removed from Highway 101 near Nesika Beach.
Hazard, 1:10 a.m.: Several barricades were removed from Highway 101 south of Hunter Creek.
Non-injury accidents, 9:40 a.m.: Two separate accidents involved vehicles sliding on ice near Langlois. The first crash involved a 54-year-old Port Orford man whose car left the highway and stopped in the ditch. The second crash involved a 67-year-old Port Orford man whose car struck a phone box.