State Police Log published Wednesday, October 10, 2012

By The Curry Coastal Pilot October 09, 2012 09:43 pm


Wednesday, Sept. 26

Hazard, 8:28 p.m.: An obstruction was reported in the roadway at Highway  101 near milepost 330.

Suspicious subject, 8:47 p.m.: A caller reported white male adult yelling and banging on the wall of a nearby business.  The same person was believed to be responsible for disturbances at a Harbor grocery store and also using the pay phone at the Port of Brookings Harbor to call 911 and taunt police to find him. The area was checked on foot but the suspect was not located.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Suspicious subject, 1:58 a.m.: A male transient was contacted who was going through trash cans at the front entrance to businesses in Harbor.

DUII, 2:50 a.m.: A male driver backed into another vehicle in the parking lot of a business at Highway 101 and  West Benham Lane, causing damage, then fled the scene after witnesses tried to stop him. The driver was located on Lower Harbor Road and later arrested by Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal Mischief, 2:50 a.m.: Four vehicles were damaged at a business at Highway 101 and West Benham Lane by a male adult who cut tires on the vehicles with a knife. A suspect was identified and witness statements taken. 

Agency assist, 8 p.m.: A trooper assisted the Curry County Sheriff’s Office with the apprehension of the male suspect identified as responsible for the slashed tires earlier. A 37-year-old Brookings man was arrested without incident at the Coral Court location. He was lodged in the Curry County Jail and charged with first-degree criminal mischief.

Driving complaint, 9:46 p.m.: A caller reported a red Volkswagen and a Jeep were swerving on Highway 101 near milepost 326.

Saturday, Sept 29

Skateboard complaint, 5:05 p.m.: A caller reported several long-board skaters in the area of Carpenterville Road and Swede Lane. 

Driving complaint, 8:35 p.m.: A motorist contacted a trooper that was parked along Highway 101 near milepost 361 and reported a Volkswagen was northbound traveling 45 mph and weaving. Information was relayed  to Brookings police who stopped vehicle on Azalea Park Road. The driver was not intoxicated.

Driving complaint, 8:40 p.m.: An off duty trooper reported a Mitsubishi traveling up Old County Road with a possible intoxicated driver. The vehicle was located a short time later parked at a nearby residence. 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Criminal trespassing, 8:10 a.m. The owner of a private residence in the area of milepost 308 of Highway 101 reported two males were trespassing on his property the day before. The males were believed to be hunters and told by an agent of the landowner they were trespassing. A trooper checked the area and found no vehicles or persons still in the area.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Throwing burning material, 10 a.m.:  A 24-year-old passenger in a vehicle was observed throwing a lit cigarette out his window while exiting the Port of Brookings Harbor parking lot. He was issued a citation and released. 

Vehicle impound, 10 a.m.: A motorist was stopped for operating a vehicle with expired tags. It was determined he had a suspended driver license and there was no insurance on the vehicle. The driver was issued citations and the vehicle was impounded.

DUII, 11:40 p.m.: A woman operated a motor vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 and Jerry’s Flat Road while under the influence of intoxicants.  She was arrested and transported to the Curry County Jail where she provided a breath sample of  .24 percent. She was cited and released. 

Thursday, Oct. 4

Animal complaint, 6:10 a.m.: A horse appeared to have been hit by a motor vehicle in the area of Highway 101,milepost 287. The owner of the horse was believed to be a Langlois resident but attempts to contact her to confirm the information were unsuccessful. It was determined by an on-scene vet that the horse needed to be put down. The deceased horse was removed from the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Injury traffic crash, 2:32 p.m.: An 80-year-old Gold Beach resident attempted to make a left turn from Highway 101 into a private driveway in Gold Beach and was struck by a 62-year-old Gold Beach driver coming the opposite direction. Both drivers were transported for injuries. The 80-year-old was cited for making a dangerous left turn.