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This week's calls include: a shot decoy, stolen wood and a reported street fight.

Oregon State Police

Friday, Nov. 6

Troopers placed a decoy buck on Tunnel Road in rural Scappoose on the final day of the 2020 rifle deer season. They decoy was placed after the legal time for hunting had passed. According to police, one vehicle stopped and the driver fired three rounds at the decoy. The man was cited for unlawful take of a buck deer during closed season and his rifle was seized for evidence. He was also cited for driving while suspended and failure to install an Intoxalock Ignition Interlock.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Troopers responded to a report of wood theft from property owned by Hancock Timber Resource Group in Vernonia. Trucks loaded with firewood were located at a residence in St. Helens. Following an investigation, two women were cited for unlawful cut/transport of special forest products. The wood was seized and donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a motorist who was speeding on Highway 30 near Millard Road in St. Helens. Following an investigation, a man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of heroin.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Troopers contacted the occupants of a suspicious vehicle parked on Smith Road in Columbia City. Following an investigation, a passenger in the vehicle was found to be on parole, had a "no contact" order with the driver and had also been drinking. A man was arrested for parole violation and transported to the Columbia County Jail.


Sunday, Nov. 8

Officers responded to a traffic crash with minor injuries on Columbia River Highway near Southwest EM Watts Road. Following an investigation, one motorist was cited for careless driving.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Officers assisted the Columbia County Sheriff's Office with a fight in progress on North Road near Mobile Lane. It was reported a man was dragging a woman down the street. The suspect left the scene before law enforcement's arrival. The case is under investigation.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Fred Meyer. The vehicle was taken between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. The case is under investigation.

Friday, Nov. 13

Officers responded to a report of a theft at the Scappoose Liquor Store. A suspect wearing a bright orange sweatshirt, blue jeans and a dark colored bandana entered the store and stole two bottles of alcohol. The suspect left the store driving a light-colored Chevy hatchback with a missing hubcap on the driver's side front wheel. The case is under investigation.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Officers responded to a report of harassment in the 33000 block of Southeast Maple Street. Following an investigation, it was determined no crime had been committed. The subjects were separated and peace was restored.

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