State Police Log published Wednesday, April 18, 2012

By The Curry Coastal Pilot April 17, 2012 11:31 pm


Tuesday, April 3

Vehicle impound, 11:30 p.m.: During a traffic stop on Hunter Creek Road, the driver was found to have no insurance and was driving with a suspended license. The pickup was towed.

Wednesday, April 4

Non-injury traffic crash, 7:30 a.m.: A 56-year-old Gold Beach driver encountered hail on the roadway lost control of his pickup Highway 101 near the top of Cape Sebastian. The pickup slid across the roadway, into the ditch before overturning.

Injury traffic crash, 2:10 p.m.: An 81-year-old driver from Crescent City was making a left turn from East Hoffeldt Lane onto Highway 101 when a northbound 45-year-old driver from Brookings failed to stop for the red light and struck the driver side of the turning car. One passenger in the Crescent City vehicle was transported to Sutter Coast Hospital. The Brookings driver was cited.

Thursday, April 5

Driving while suspended, 9:46 a.m.: A woman was cited for driving while suspended on Highway 101 between Hoffeldt and Benham lanes.

Friday, April 6

Traffic stop, 4:30 p.m.: The 19-year-old Crescent City driver of a car was cited for driving while suspended. The vehicle was impounded. The 18-year-old passenger of a car from Crescent City was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Monday, April 9

Reckless endangering, 9:50 a.m.: A 54-year-old Brookings woman disobeyed a traffic control flagger when she sped through a construction zone south of Port Orford. She was issued criminal citations for reckless driving and recklessly endangering a highway worker.

DUII, 9:45 p.m.: A driver was cited and released for driving under the influence of intoxicants on Highway 101 near Winchuck River Road.

Thursday, April 12

Non-injury traffic crash, 9:55 a.m.: A 65-year-old Port Orford driver hit ice on Highway 101 near Burnt Hill Beach and ended up in the ditch.

Unlawful possession of wildlife, 9:30 a.m.: A 57-year-old Harbor woman removed a seal pup from Sporthaven Beach, placed it in a box and put it in her vehicle. The pup was returned to the beach prior to police arriving on scene. The woman was cited.

Unlawful possession of wildlife, 9:30 a.m.: A 55-year-old woman from Redding, Calif., removed a seal pup from Sporthaven Beach and took it to the U.S. Coast Guard Station. The pup was returned to the beach prior to police arriving on scene. The woman was cited.

Injury accident, 3:01 p.m.: A 31-year-old Smith River man was road testing a vehicle for a third party following repairs when for an unknown reason struck an embankment it before crashing into trees near Lone Ranch Beach. A school bus traveling the opposite direction was struck by flying debris from the crash. The driver of the car was transported to Sutter Coast Hospital.

Friday, April 13

Reckless endangerment, 2:20 p.m.: A 65-year-old volunteer driver for the Curry County Animal Shelter drove through a construction zone on Highway 101 south of Frankport and struck two traffic cones, one of which was sent flying, nearly striking a flagger. Following an investigation, the driver was cited the following day for reckless endangerment of a highway worker.

Driving complaint, 6:08 p.m.: A caller reported being tailgated on Highway 101 near 80 Acres Road. When the caller pulled over to let the tailgater pass, the driver held up a rifle so the caller could see it.

Fight, 6:17 p.m.: Several transients were fighting at Highway 101 and Zimmerman Lane. Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Brookings Police Department detained three men and two women. A 32-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to Curry County Jail.

Dispute, 9:06 p.m.: A man and a woman were reported in a physical dispute near Chetco Avenue and Wharf Street. A woman attempted to leave the scene and refused to stop for police and had to be physically restrained. The 44-year-old woman was later cited for disorderly conduct.

Sunday, April 15

Hit and run, 2:19 a.m.: A trooper investigated a hit and run crash involving property on Lower Harbor Road. Witnesses gave a description of the vehicle. Later the trooper spotted a vehicle on Highway 101 near the Winchuck River. The driver said his partner had been using the vehicle for the past two hours and had come home intoxicated and agitated. The vehicle had debris stuck in the front matching the shrubbery at the crash site. A Curry County sheriff’s deputy and the trooper went to the residence to investigate. A 47-year-old Harbor man was cited at his residence for failing to perform the duties of a driver and reckless driving.