State Police Log published Wednesday, November 28, 2012

By The Curry Coastal Pilot November 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Thursday, Nov. 15

Wildlife violation, no time listed: While patrolling the Elk River, troopers noticed two fishermen standing next to six filleted salmon carcasses  on the river bank. The men said they had each caught two. When asked to see their fishing licenses, it was found both had failed to validate their tag for any of the salmon several hours after the fish had been caught. They were cited.

Wildlife violation, no time listed: While patrolling the Elk River, troopers spotted a fisherman attempting to snag salmon. Troopers contacted the man and asked to see his angling license, which he did not have on him. While en route to his truck, a trooper asked how was the fishing, and the man said “not very well.” The man showed his angling license and tag, which had two entries on it from Nov. 12. There was a total of four adult salmon at the truck; two of the salmon belonged to the man. When asked why he had not validated his salmon tag for that day, he said he was going to do it when he got done catch-and-release fishing. The man was cited for failure to validate salmon tag and continuing to angle after catching the daily limit.

Domestic dispute, 2:20 a.m.: A caller reported a loud verbal dispute inside a motorhome parked near West Hoffeldt and Lively lanes facing the wrong way. Upon arrival, loud screaming and yelling was coming from inside the motorhome. Brookings police responded for cover. Both the man and woman were warned for disorderly conduct.

Warrant, 12:48 p.m.: A 47-year-old Grants Pass man was contacted at the docks near the Coast Guard station to check his shell fish license. Troopers found he was wanted for felony dangerous drugs and felony possession of firearms. He was transported to the Curry County Jail.

Friday, Nov. 16

Driving while suspended, 10:37 a.m.: A 37-year-old Medford man was stopped and cited for misdemeanor driving while suspended and transported to Curry County Jail.

Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, 4:31 p.m.: When a vehicle was stopped for tinted windows, the 44-year-old driver from Santa Monica, Calif., revealed a marijuana pipe when searching a bag for his driver license. Two bags of green marijuana were also discovered. His 45-year-old girlfriend admitted the marijuana belonged to both of them. Both were cited.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Wildlife violation, no time listed: Troopers had set up an elk decoy seven miles up Sixes River Road. Two men stopped at the decoy, pointed their headlights toward the decoy and shot at it. The men were cited for unlawful hunting during prohibited hours and hunting without an elk tag.

Monday, Nov. 19

Bomb threat, 3 p.m.: Troopers responded to Curry County Courthouse for a bomb threat called into the clerk’s office. The courthouse was searched and secured.  Nothing suspicious  was located.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Non-injury accident, no time listed: A driver had lost control of his Ford Explorer at highway speeds and drove into the ditch on the east side of Highway 101. The vehicle then went up the ditch embankment and then flew over the top of a vehicle at the stop sign at Old Coast Road. When it landed, it hit a guardrail post and then came to a stop against a tree in the ditch. The 83-year-old driver for  Gold Beach was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substand and reckless driving.