Scappoose Police Log: 'Sorry' shoplifter gives back stolen wares
Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty.
Monday, May 23
Police were dispatched to a death investigation in the 51000 block of Southeast Eighth Street. It was determined that the death occurred due to natural causes.
Tuesday, May 24
Police were dispatched to the report of a male juvenile in the 33000 block of Southwest Sycamore Street causing damage to the residence. Following the investigation, the male juvenile was transported to the Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention Center for a probation violation.
Thursday, May 26
Police responded to the report of a burglary in process at the Scappoose Car Wash, 52443 Columbia River Hwy. Police stopped the suspect vehicle and detained the suspect during the investigation. The suspect was cited and released for criminal mischief II after claiming he had ingested 24 pills of medication. The suspect was then transported to a Portland-area hospital for evaluation.
Police were dispatched to a theft in progress at Fred Meyer, 51501 Columbia River Hwy. A transient was taken into custody for theft II. She was transported to jail where she was lodged on her charge.
Police were dispatched to the report of an assault in the 33000 block of East Columbia Avenue. It was reported that the suspect left the area before law enforcement could arrive. The victim stated that they were physically assaulted by the suspect putting their forearm to their chest, causing them to fall back into a door. This case has been referred to the Scappoose city prosecutor for further evaluation.
Friday, May 27
Police responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 30 near West Columbia Avenue. It was reported that the driver opened the door of their parked car just as a bicyclist was riding by, causing the bicyclist to hit the vehicle door and throwing them from their bike into the lane of traffic, almost being hit by an oncoming car. The bicyclist was evaluated for minor injuries, and the driver was issued a citation for improper opening of vehicle door.
Police responded to the report of a theft at Fred Meyer. It was reported that the suspect was seen leaving the area and heading towards McDonald's, 33558 Havlik Drive. Police located the suspect, who told the investigating officer that they were sorry and gave back the nearly $500 worth of stolen items. She was cited and released for theft II.
Saturday, May 28
Following a traffic stop near the intersection of West Columbia Avenue and Northwest Prairie Street, a man was taken into custody for two outstanding felony warrants. One warrant was issued by the Columbia County Circuit Court for felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen vehicle; the other was out of Clatsop County Circuit Court for failure to appear. The man was transported and lodged in jail on his warrants.
Police responded to a motor vehicle accident that occurred near the intersection of Columbia River Highway and Southwest Hall Street. No injuries were reported. One driver was cited for failure to yield while entering the roadway.
Monday, May 30
Following a citizen contact, a man was taken into custody for two outstanding warrants out of Columbia County. He was transported to and lodged in jail without incident.
Tuesday, June 1
Police were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Express Lube, 51425 Joes Drive. Following the contact, a man was taken into custody for possession of fentanyl. He was transported to jail where he was booked and released on his charges. A woman was cited and released on her outstanding warrant out of Multnomah County.
Monday, June 6
Police took the report of a motor vehicle accident on in the 52000 block of Columbia River Highway. No injuries were reported, and one driver was cited for driving while suspended, driving uninsured and careless driving (crash).
Saturday, June 11
Police investigated a reported hit-and-run in the Fred Meyer parking lot. It was reported that the driver of a Subaru Forester had hit another vehicle in the parking lot, causing mirror damage. The victim, who was parking their vehicle, got out to examine the damage. The driver of the Subaru drove away and did not contact the other driver. Following the investigation, a man was cited and released on the charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver (property).
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