Law Enforcement Reports

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.

Rainier Police Department

May 7

• Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 30 near Rockcrest. Two cars and a motorcycle were involved. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

May 10

• Richard Gilstrap, 38, of Deer Island, was taken into custody on five outstanding warrants. He was also cited for DWS, driving uninsured and failure to install an interlocking ignition device.

May 11

• An officer restored peace after a citizen reported that while he and his wife were out walking that a man came out and started yelling profanities at them.

• An officer checked on a person that was reportedly sleeping in their car. The person was okay.

May 13

• An officer checked on a report of a suspicious vehicle at the boat launch. The owner was given a warning about parking without a permit.

• A woman called reporting that she and her husband had a disturbance the day before. She was not injured and did not wish to file a report.

• A frantic parent called to report their child missing. Several officers searched and eventually found the child hiding under the pillows on the parents’ bed.

May 15

• Alex Jacks, 22, transient, turned himself in on two outstanding warrants.

• An officer responded to a disturbance between individuals arguing over their parking skills at a local business. Peace was restored.

May 16

• David Smith, 36, was taken into custody and lodged at the jail on two outstanding warrants.

• Daryl Reid, 59, was taken into custody on five outstanding warrants and additionally charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

• Two people and their dog were reportedly loitering at a local business and harassing customers. The couple was sent on their way.

May 18

• Ethan Harrel, 22, of Rainier, was taken into custody and lodged at the jail for probation violation.

Blotters from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, The St. Helens Police Department, and Columbia River Fire & Rescue were not immediately available at press time.


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