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This week's calls include: the 'jaws of life,' a highway standoff and a shopping cart theft.

Oregon State Police

Monday, Sept. 7

• Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash into a tree on Highway 30 near milepost 16 in Scappoose. The vehicle left the roadway, traveled 1,000 feet, went through a guardrail, and broke off two posts before impacting the tree. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle and extradited by the Scappoose Fire District using the "jaws of life." She was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

• Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 22 in Scappoose. The vehicle was westbound, left the highway, went down an embankment and came to rest partially submerged in North Scappoose Creek. The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

• Troopers responded to a report of a man pumping water out of Milton Creek in St. Helens. The subject was contacted and admitted to using creek water for irrigation and did not have a permit or water rights. He was issued a warning for permit required to appropriate water and provided the contact information for the watermaster in the area so he could attempt to obtain a permit.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

• Troopers responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 30 near milepost 23 in Scappoose. A man reported his vehicle was damaged by a passing motorcyclist that punched the passenger mirror. He attempted to catch up to the motorcycle driving at high speeds but could not due to traffic. Troopers were unable to locate the motorcycle. The motorist was warned for reckless driving.

Thursday, Sept. 10

• Troopers responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 30 near milepost 30 in Columbia City. It was reported a white van was swerving all over the roadway and almost crashed into a guardrail. The vehicle was located making a U-turn using all four lanes of travel. Troopers were able to conduct a traffic stop on Pittsburg Road in St. Helens. As they approached, they heard what sounded like a firearm being racked and returned to their vehicles for safety. The driver refused to cooperate and follow orders. An OSP negotiator was called to the scene and was able to get the driver to exit the van. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct, reckless driving and obstructing government administration. He was transported to an area hospital on a psychiatric hold.

Saturday, Sept. 12

• Troopers were dispatched to locate a vehicle that had been in a crash on Scappoose-Vernonia Highway near milepost 6 in Scappoose. The driver showed numerous signs of impairment and consented to performing the standardized field sobriety tests. A man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

Scappoose

Thursday, Sept. 3

• Officers responded to a theft in the 33000 block of Southeast Davona Drive. It was reported several items were taken from a garage when the door was accidently left open overnight.

n Officers responded to a report of a possible intoxicated motorist in the Fred Meyer parking lot. The vehicle was located nearby in the Scappoose Cinema parking lot. Following an investigation, the driver, a 29-year-old Scappoose man was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence of intoxicants and a passenger, a 26-year-old Portland woman, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Sunday, Sept. 6

• Officers responded to a theft at Fred Meyer. A woman reported her wallet was stolen from a shopping cart.

• Officers towed an abandoned vehicle that was left in a no parking zone on Northeast Second Street near Crown Zellerbach Road.

Monday, Sept. 7

• Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 52000 block of Northeast Sawyer Street. The incident is pending further investigation from an outside agency.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

• Officers responded to an assault in the 34000 block of Northeast Sunset Loop. Following an investigation, a 23-year-old Scappoose man was arrested for assault IV.

Thursday, Sept. 10

• Officers responded to a hit-and-run at the intersection of Columbia River Highway and Southwest Havlik Drive. A woman reported hearing tires screeching and then her vehicle was hit from behind by a silver sedan. The suspect driver got out, contacted the woman, then returned to their vehicle and fled the scene.


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