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.

St. Helens Police Department

May 8

•7:30 a.m., Teresa Lyn Thomas, 55, of Kelso, was arrested for felony unlawful possession of methamphetamine at Walmart in the 2200 block of Gable Road.

•10:35 a.m., Payton Marie Albertson, 24, of St. Helens, was arrested for criminal driving while suspended while at the library, located in the 300 block of S. 18th Street.

May 9

•2:05 a.m., Dakota Tyler Ewing, 19, of St. Helens, was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant in the 40 block of Salmon Street.

•4:45 p.m., Paul Henry Johnson, 22, of Longview, and Brandi Lynn Hermens, 23, of Longview, were arrested for several charges after stealing from Walmart, located in the 2200 block of Gable Road. Johnson was charged with criminal trespassing, theft II shoplifting and reckless driving. Hermens had an existing warrant and was also charged with theft II shoplifting. Hermens and Johnson originally fled the scene but were later pulled over by an officer who was forced to point his firearm at the couple until backup could arrive to take them into custody.

•11:04 p.m., Mabel Healani Bustamante, 57, of St. Helens, was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamine at Highway 30 and Eilertson Street.

May 10

• Eric Tyrone Jones, 35, of St. Helens, was arrested for multiple outstanding warrants, possession of methamphetamine, and delivery of methamphetamine in the 2300 block of Columbia Blvd.

May 11

•3:40 p.m., Charles Darwin Mecham, 36, of St. Helens, was arrested on outstanding warrants near the 35000 block of Alderwood Drive. He was also charged with failure to report as a sex offender.

May 12

•12:57 p.m., officers investigated a theft from a vehicle that occurred in the 700 block of Maplewood Drive.

•2:31 p.m., officers investigated a restraining order violation that had occurred on May 10 in the 2200 block of Gable Road.

May 13

• 7:35 a.m., Nicolas Riley Emerson, 26, of St. Helens, was arrested in the 100 block of 13th Street for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of the St. Helens Municipal Court.

•11:32 a.m., officers investigated the theft of a bicycle from the 300 block of S. 12th Street.

• 4 p.m., Benjamin James Brixey, 36, of St. Helens, was arrested near Columbia River Highway and St. Helens Street on a St. Helens Municipal Court warrant.

• 5:54 p.m., James Charles Cook, 23, of St. Helens, was arrested for burglary II and two counts of criminal mischief II while near the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Shore Drive.

May 14

• At around 11:36 a.m., Antonio Eduardo Ornelas, 33, of St. Helens, was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant in the 500 S. 9th Street. Ornelas was hiding in an RV and was not responding to commands. The officer used his firearm to challenge Ornelas while giving him instructions to identify himself.

•12:04 p.m., officers investigated a possible violation of a restraining order in the 2600 block of Gable Road.

2:55 p.m., Jeremy Carrington Delashmit, 33, of St. Helens, was arrested for eight counts of reckless driving, four counts of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of resisting arrest while at his residence, located in the 59000 block of Elizabeth Lane. The officers had to use control holds on Delashmit to get him to comply.

May 15

•12:28 p.m., Jonathan Calvillo Estrada, 21, of St. Helens, was arrested for a probation violation while at his residence, located in the 2700 block of Gable Road.

• 3:30 p.m., Jason Christopher Weaser, 41, of St. Helens, was arrested near the 300 block of N. 7th Ave., charged with a violation of his release agreement which occurred on April 10.

May 16

• 9:36 a.m., David Alan Hayes, 26, of Scappoose, was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge Amy Lindgren while at the St. Helens Municipal Court, located in the 200 block of Strand Street.

• 2:50 p.m., Jesica Marie Warren, 29, of St. Helens, was taken into custody at the St. Helens Municipal Court. Warren was sentenced to 48 hours in custody.

• 11:07 p.m., Christopher Eric Smith, 44, of Longview, was taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant and giving false information to a peace officer in the 2000 block of Old Portland Road.

May 17

• 2:53 p.m., Nicole Marie Lohman, 30, of St. Helens, was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the 300 block of N. 18th Street.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office

May 20

• Courtney Sarah Bishop-Blackwell was booked and released on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, and recklessly endangering.

• Kenna Leann Haynes was booked and released for attempting to elude a police officer vehicle.

• Juliana Triggs Mangold was booked and released for first-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal trespassing.

• Tracy Neal Todd was booked and released on a charge of driving under the influence.

• Hunter James Venderwerf was booked and released on charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, recklessly endangering and reckless driving.

May 21

• Bradley Ronald Dean Beard was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court.

May 22

• Lawrence David Fraze was arrested and arraigned on a probation violation.

May 24

• Gordon Allen Davis was arrested on a warrant out of Columbia County Circuit Court for possession of methamphetamine, as well as a warrant out of Columbia County Justice Court for failure to appear.

• Breanna Lynn Eslick was arrested and arraigned on a warrant for harassment. She has additional felony charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, as well as two charges for attempting to commit a crime and a controlled substance offense.

• Kyle Ryan Nordstrom was arrested and sentenced on a misdemeanor charge of criminal driving with a suspended or revoked license.

• Garry Arnold Snyder was arrested and sentenced on a misdemeanor charge of driviung under the influence.

May 25

• Stephanie Annmarie Smith was arrested and sentenced on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Rainier Police Department

May 19

• Party-goers in a garage singing karaoke on West 5th Street were given a warning about disturbing the neighborhood with their early morning crooning.

May 20

• A caller reported a suspicious man with a horse whip “whipping the ground” in a parking lot. The man and his whip left prior to officer arrival.

• A concerned citizen requested a welfare check of a man sleeping near a park bench. The caller was worried the man fell off the bench. The man checked out okay.

• A woman that was loitering at a local business was asked to leave.

May 21

• An officer went to check on a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a no parking sign. The driver stated they had run out of gas and had help coming.

• A dog owner was given a warning after several complaints of his dog serenading the neighborhood.

• Vadim Konovalchuk, 24, of Battle Ground, turned himself in on an outstanding out of state warrant.

• Officers assisted a disabled semi on the Lewis & Clark Bridge.

May 22

• A road rage incident that started in Longview resulted in a non-injury motor vehicle accident. Michael Smith, 33, of St. Helens, was taken into custody for reckless driving and cited for DWS.

• Officers responded to an alarm and subsequently secured the building.

• A festively dressed man, described as wearing a metallic jacket, a skirt and a cowboy hat, was dancing to loud music in a parking lot and ‘freaking out’ customers. An officer was able to get him to agree to find a new dance location.

May 23

• Officers responded to a disturbance between exes. Peace was restored.

• A driver reported that they were hit by another vehicle on the bridge that then fled the scene. Shortly thereafter, CCSO was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the county. The driver was identified as the suspect driver of the hit and run. Breanna Eslick, 19, of Rainier, was cited for reckless driving and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

May 24

• A shoplifter was reported by a local business. The case is pending investigation.

• A barking dog was reported as a nuisance.

• A dog was wandering around on West A Loop. The owner was given a verbal warning.

• A firearm was reported as stolen.

May 25

• A prowler was reported on East 5th Street.

• A vehicle at the RV park was reported as suspicious. The vehicle had a valid permit to be there.

• A counterfeit $10 bill was passed at a local business.

• Officers performed a welfare check on a dog that was reported as being injured. The dog was in good health and had no signs of injury.

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