Columbia County Police Logs: Jan. 24-Feb. 7, 2021
Oregon State Police
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 19 in Scappoose. Following an investigation, a 73-year-old Scappoose man was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. There were no injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Troopers assisted Columbia River Fire & Rescue with a hazardous material leak on Highway 30 near milepost 29 in St. Helens. A motorist struck a NW Natural gas line on Oregon Street and fled the scene. A large natural gas release occurred requiring one lane of Highway 30 westbound to be shut down.
Sunday, Feb. 7
Troopers responded to a report of three men goose hunting in the closed wildlife area on Sauvie Island and that a drake mallard duck had been killed. The season for hunting duck ended on Jan. 31. The duck had been breasted out and the carcass hidden. All three men were cited for hunting in a closed area and two of the men were cited for take/possession of a game bird during a closed season. The duck meat was seized and donated to charity.
Troopers responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 30 near Millard Road in St. Helens. The vehicle was located on Highway 30 near JP West Road in Scappoose. Following an investigation, the driver, a 31-year-old man, was arrested on a violation of release agreement and probation violation out of Deschutes County.
Scappoose Police Department
Sunday, Jan. 24
Officers responded to a disturbance in the 52000 block of Southwest Fourth Street. A man was contacted at the scene and asked to leave. Shortly after officers were dispatched to another disturbance at the Scappoose Middle School involving the same subject. Following an investigation, a 51-year-old Scappoose man was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Columbia County Jail.
Monday, Jan. 25
Officers took a report of a stolen trailer in the 52000 block of Southwest Fourth Street. A 16-foot utility trailer was taken from a residence. The case is under investigation.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Officers took a report of criminal mischief in the 52000 block of Columbia River Highway. A male suspect broke out the windows of a vehicle in a parking lot and stole items from inside. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a possible intoxicated motorist leaving a residence in the 33000 block of Havlik Drive. Following an investigation, a 25-year-old Portland man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession on a controlled substance.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Officers responded to a driving complaint on Highway 30. It was reported a motorist was weaving in and out of traffic, crossing over the median, crossing over the fog lines and tailgating other vehicles. Following a traffic stop and investigation, a 35-year-old Warren man was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Sunday, Jan. 31
Officers responded to report of criminal mischief on Southeast Davona Drive near Southeast Sixth Street. A community mailbox had been damaged, and mail was stolen. The case is under investigation.
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