Columbia County Police Logs: Nov. 1-5, 2020
Oregon State Police
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Troopers responded to a single-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 30 near milepost 45 in Rainier. Witnesses stated a vehicle ahead rapidly braked and the motorist swerved to avoid going off the eastbound shoulder. The vehicle went into a ditch and landed on its side. Troopers extricated the driver, a 35-year-old St. Helens woman, who was not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Troopers responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 30 near Northwest Cornelius Pass Road. A vehicle was stopped at a red light when it was rear-ended by another vehicle. There were no injuries. One driver, a 65-year-old Portland man, was cited and one vehicle was towed due to damage.
A Fish and Wildlife Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle for a lighting violation on Sixth Street near A Street in Columbia City. The motorist failed to yield to emergency lights, drove recklessly and sped west on Highway 30. The trooper did not pursue and a later attempt to locate the vehicle was unsuccessful. A Washington license plate was obtained and matched to a 53-year-old Longview, Wash., man. An investigation will be conducted to verify the driver's identity.
Scappoose Police Department
Sunday, Nov. 1
Officers took a report of found property in the 51000 block of Southwest Creekview Place. The property was placed into the evidence room at the police department until the owner can be identified.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Officers responded to a theft at Ace Hardware, 33454 Chinook Plaza. It was reported a suspect entered the store, put on a jacket, and then left the store without paying. Following an investigation, a 47-year-old Beavercreek woman was cited and released for theft II after agreeing to return the coat.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Officers responded to a two-vehicle rear-end traffic crash on Columbia River Highway near Southwest Old Portland Road. Significant damage occurred to both vehicles. The drivers were checked by medics with only minor injuries reported and the scene was cleared.
Officers responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash on Columbia River Highway near Northwest Prairie Street. One driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
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