The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

St. Helens Police Department

April 8

– At approximately 2:08 p.m., Harley Michael Smith was taken into custody at the St. Helens Municipal Court and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

- At approximately 9:05 p.m., Tyler John Enderle, 24, and Christina Marie Wickberg, 39, were arrested for Theft II at Highway 30 near the Scappoose/Vernonia Highway. Wickberg was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine and heroin, and Enderle also earned a charge for possessing meth.

April 9

– Michael Charles Dempsey, 28, was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the 58000 block of Evergree Loop.

April 10

– At approximately 12:20 p.m., Michael Eldon J. Price, 39, was arrested on an outstanding warrant

near Columbia Blvd. and 14th Street.

- At approximately 5:23 p.m., Joshua Lee Taylor, 37, was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the 170 block of N. 11th Street.

- At approximately 8:22 p.m., SHPD officers assisted Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies in taking Logan Johannsen into custody in the 500 block of Hillcrest Road on suspicion of murder.

April 11

– At approximately 10:08 a.m., Laquint Roshon Ford, 35, was arrested on a probation violation in the 200 block of Strand Street.

- At approximately 10:08 a.m., Stephanie Olivia Sands, 41, was arrested on a probation violation in the 200 block of Strand Street.

April 12

– Amanda Mikinzi Key, 28, was arrested for stealing two sweatshirts from Skinny’s Texaco located in the 300 block of S. Columbia River Highway.

- At approximately 12:54 p.m., officers investigated a possible mail theft that occurred in the 35000 block of Aubuchon Drive.

- At approximately 7:17 p.m., Alona Marie Berecz, 24, was taken into custody for outstanding warrants out of Umatilla County near the 1000 block of Columbia Blvd.

April 13

– Rhys Kalon Davis, 31, was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, unlawful possession of heroin, and Theft III at Safeway, located in the 700 block of Columbia River Highway.

- An unidentified suspect stole a bicycle from the front porch of a home in the 400 block of N. 11th Street.

- At approximately 11:40 a.m., a citizen reported that his front and back license plates were stolen from his vehicle while parked in the 500 block of S. 12th Street.

April 14

– At approximately 12:46 a.m., Christopher Siefken, 26, was taken into custody for driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving following a traffic stop near Highway 30 and Firlock Park Blvd.

- At approximately 12:08 p.m., Nolan Ryan Gerety, 25, was cited and released for Criminal Mischief II while at his residence, located in the 800 block of West Street.

- At approximately 5:35 p.m., Elixabeth Courtney Kennedy, 23, was arrested for Theft III at Walmart located in the 2200 block of Gable Road.

- Police investigated a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of N. 12th Street. The suspect in the incident, identified as Vincent Paul Passarelli, 55, was later arrested on charges of strangulation and harrassment.

April 15

– A bicycle was reported stolen from Chubbs Chevro in the 700 block of S. Columbia River Highway.

April 16

– At approximately 6:49 p.m., John Clifford Workman, 46, was arrested at Skinny’s Texaco in the 300 block of S. Columbia River Highway and charged with Disorderly Conduct II and Criminal Mischief II.

April 17

– At approximately 3:40 p.m., Matthew Richard Baer, 35, was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 200 block of Crouse Way.

- At approximately 9:43 p.m., Patricia Ruth Hansen, 20, was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the 2500 block of Columbia Blvd.

April 18

– At approximately 9:28 a.m., Christopher Charles Hartman, 41, was arrested on an outstanding municipal court warrant.

April 20

– At approximately 9:48 a.m., Michael Stephen Malone, 49, was arrested for an outstanding warrant, possession of methamphetamine, and resisting arrest.

- At approximately 11:38 a.m., David Phillip Pitzer-Slaughter, 33, was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on Columbia Blvd. near Columbia River Highway.

April 22

– At approximately 12:36 a.m., Brandy Carole Hall, 38, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant in the 100 block of Sunset Blvd.

Rainier Police Department

April 15

– An officer responded to a hit and run accident on the bridge. There were no reported injuries and the case is under investigation.

April 17

– Officers responded to a call involving a woman that was reported as ‘half-dressed’ and punching the windows inside the CC Rider Station. Peace was restored.

April 18

– Brian Olson, 28, of Rainier, was booked and released for shoplifting. Additionally, he was trespassed from the premises.

- A dodge pickup was reported as stolen.

- An extension cord power adapter was taken from a local business.

April 19

– A citizen called to report their Facebook account had been hacked.

April 20

– A caller was concerned about their neighbor’s home. The caller had observed some suspicious activity and requested a check on the residence. The home was found to be secure.

April 21

– A customer reported that their phone was stolen when they left it near a slot machine to go to a vending machine.

April 23

– A vehicle that had been reported as stolen in Longview was recovered in Rainier.


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