St. Helens Police Department
July 8 – A female adult attempted suicide by ingesting pills.
July 10 – Gabriel L. Brence, 26, was cited for failure to perform the duties of a driver for a hit-and-run that occurred on July 10.
July 11 – A male juvenile was arrested for sex abuse and unlawful penetration. He was lodged into the Cowlitz County juvenile center.
July 11 – A theft from IGA market is under investigation.
July 12 – Juan Rosales-Emanuel Jr., 23, was arrested on an outstanding St. Helens Municipal Court warrant.
July 12 – Haylie L. Powell, 20, was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
July 12 – A man reported vandalism to his vehicle that occurred at Wal-Mart.
July 14 – Joseph Antone Flori, 51, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
July 15 – An 11-year-old male juvenile was a runaway out of Castle Rock, Wash. He was taken into custody at 2375 Gable Road and returned to his father.
July 15 – A male adult was transported to a Portland hospital after stating he wanted to jump in front of a car to kill himself.
July 15 – Niles McGregor Harrison, 23, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
July 16 – A reported assault is under investigation.
July 19 – A woman reported items stolen from the city docks.
July 20 – A woman reported her PayPal account was hacked.
July 20 – Jeri L. Bailey, 32, was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
July 21 – Two adult males assaulted two juveniles, causing injuries to both.
July 21 – Michael Wayne McElroy, 34, was arrested for theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespass following a theft at Sunset Equipment.
July 21 – Lewis Asbury Fox, 51, was cited for menacing after threatening a man and his son.
July 22 – Seth James Bonney, 23, was cited for violation of a noise regulation.
July 23 – Summer Polly Amber Eisenschmidt, 41, was arrested on two outstanding warrants.
July 24 – A woman reported a hit-and-run to her vehicle that occurred at Wal-Mart.
July 24 – Matthew C. Earley, 22, was arrested for probation violation following a court order from Judge Phillips.
July 25 – A woman reported a tire on her vehicle was slashed while she was parked at Wal-Mart.
July 26 – Heidi Rene Lingenfelter, 55, was arrested on an outstanding St. Helens Municipal Court warrant for contempt of court.
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
July 20 – A child was reported missing from the fair. The child was later located.
July 21 – An unknown suspect crashed into a mailbox in the 32000 block of Scappoose-Vernonia Highway and left the scene.
July 21 – Deputies assisted Oregon State Police with a vehicle pursuit eastbound on Highway 30. The suspect vehicle eluded capture and was last seen in the area of Jones Beach.
July 22 – Deputies responded to a traffic accident on Smith and Robinette roads. Anthony Lee Kerley, 21, of Deer Island was arrested for DUII. His Mitsubishi was towed.
July 22 – A caller in the 31000 block of New Kirk Road reported a stolen vehicle. The caller suspected their adult stepson took the vehicle. About 20 minutes later, the caller called once more to report the stepson had returned with the vehicle and a dispute broke out. Two deputies responded and peace was restored.
July 22 – A caller stated he saw a male subject crawling through his neighbor’s window in the 34000 block of Pittsburg Road. While a deputy was en route, the caller called back to say it was his neighbor.
July 22 – A vehicle at the CRF&R station on Doan Road had switched registration plates. The improper plates were seized and returned to the DMV.
July 22 – A dog was reported left in a vehicle at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. A deputy provided water to the dog after the owner returned. The dog refused the water and was not in distress.
July 22 – A 57-year-old male passed away in his sleep in the 23000 block of Shepard Road.
July 22 – Possible poachers were reported to be watching deer in the 27000 block of Chapman Grange Road. No further information was given.
July 23 – Someone reported the passenger-side window of a parked vehicle was smashed in the 57000 block of Columbia River Highway.
July 23 – A male subject falsely claimed to be someone’s grandson. The potential victim wanted law enforcement to be notified.
July 23 – There was a dispute over a refrigerator in the 34000 block of Doe Lane. The fridge was loaned to a tenant who then moved with the refrigerator. The former tenant was later contacted. She agreed to return the fridge.
July 23 - $170 in quarters were taken from the 34000 block of E. Columbia Ave. Upon follow-up, the reporting party suspects one person took the quarters but cannot prove it.
July 23 – A door on a car-hauler was open around midnight in the 57000 block of Columbia River Highway. No one appeared to be around.
July 24 – A female was walking on the railroad tracks near Highway 30 and Scappoose-Vernonia Highway. The situation was referred to Scappoose Police.
July 24 – Deputies were called to assist the Clatskanie Police Department. A wanted subject was running from an officer near Midland District and Riverfront roads. The officer caught the suspect before deputies arrived.
July 24 – A subject was discovered deceased by family in the 70000 block of Fern Hill Road. Deputies provided a non-criminal death investigation.
July 24 – A theft was reported in the 32000 block of Scappoose-Vernonia Higwhay. Follow-up showed the theft actually occurred inside the city of St. Helens. The subject was referred to St. Helens Police for a police report.
July 24 – A hit-and-run damaged a fence in the 56000 block of Nehlaem Highway S.
July 24 – A juvenile in a foster home requested a welfare check on her sister in a separate foster home. Upon contacting the juvenile who had made the request, she had changed her mind and no longer needed the welfare check performed.
July 24 – A trespass was reported in the 64000 block of McDermott Road. Later contact showed the subject who was allowed to move his trailer onto the property now has someone living with him that the caller wanted removed from the property. The sheriff’s office has no authority to evict without a court order.
July 24 – Items were reported missing from a jewelry box in the 33000 block of Blaha Road. A former boyfriend is suspected. Deputies are continuing their investigation.
July 25 – Someone reported receiving harassing, unwanted text messages around 3 a.m. in the 35000 block of Spence Street. The subject was later advised on what to do during a follow-up call.
July 25 – Tires were slashed on a vehicle in the 26000 block of Wonderly Road. There are no suspects but the subject wanted information passed on to the sheriff’s office.
July 25 – Someone reported his brother was pounding on his door in the 74000 block of Doan Road. The caller did not want to talk to his brother.
July 25 – A subject purchased a home in the 34000 block of E. Kappler Road and found remnants of a marijuana growing operation. Information was later referred to CENT.
July 25 – A caller’s 17-year-old daughter went to Hawaii with her grandma without permission. Now she will not come home. She was reported as a missing juvenile.
July 25 – A domestic dispute was reported in the 31000 block of Cater Road. After a lengthy dispute, the husband left and then returned. The spouse locked herself in a bathroom. A deputy and an Oregon State Police trooper responded. Norman D. Countryman, 63, was taken into custody for harassment. His bail was posted at $2,750, with 10 percent payment required. The subject later posted $275 bail and was released with a no-contact order.
July 25 – Deputies responded to an ongoing property line dispute in the 18000 block of Johnson Road.
July 25 – A physical altercation was reported between a mother and son in the 74000 block of Debast Road. Justin Scott Finnell, 26, was arrested for fourth-degree assault. He was later released with a no-contact order.
July 26 – A search warrant for animal neglect was executed in three locations in South Columbia County. (See related story on Page ???.)
July 26 – A Caterpillar blade for a tractor was taken from the 73000 block of Larson Road. No suspects were given. An investigative report was taken.
Scappoose Police Department
July 23 – Police responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up in the 52000 block of SE Second Street.
July 23 – Police took a report of a hit-and-run that occurred on July 19 on the Columbia River Highway near SW Havlik Drive.
July 23 – Police assisted Oregon State Police at the Columbia County Jail.
July 23 – Police took a report of harassment in the 33000 block of NE Kale Street.
July 23 – Jeremy Burch, 24, was taken into custody for an outstanding Columbia County Circuit Court warrant. He was booked and lodged into the Columbia County Jail.
July 24 – Police assisted the Department of Human Services on a welfare check in the 52000 block of Columbia River Highway.
July 24 – Police responded to a non-injury traffic crash on Highway 30 near SW Havlik Drive.
July 25 – Police took Verlin Jackson, 49, into custody in the Scappoose Municipal Court. He was booked and lodged into the Columbia County Jail for an outstanding municipal court warrant.
July 25 – Police made contact with Jerry Glasscock, 40, in the 52000 block of Columbia River Highway. Glasscock was in violation of his probation out of the Scappoose Municipal Court.
July 26 – Police took a report of an attempted theft by deception and attempted theft of services in the 52000 block of Columbia River Higwhay.
July 27 – Kirk Stuckensnider, 22, was taken into custody for harassment and disorderly conduct II in the 52000 block of SW Fourth Street. He was booked and lodged into the Columbia County Jail.
July 27 – Police responded to a non-injury traffic crash on SE Frederick Street near SE Second Street. Following an investigation, Brittney Ward, 26, was taken into custody for driving under the influence of intoxicants – alcohol, and careless driving. She was booked and released at the Columbia County Jail.
July 27 – Police responded to Otto Peterson Elementary School for a report of a fire that had been lit in the wooded area of the playground. A male juvenile was referred to the Columbia County Juvenile Department.