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New details in officer-involved shooting in Lincoln City

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Echo Mountain Complex: 293 homes destroyed, Zero fatalities

Officials with the Echo Mountain Complex have completed preliminary structural damage assessments in the fire area and 293 residential structures have been determined to be a total loss.

Echo Mountain Complex Fire 40 percent contained

A lack of expected rain hasn’t stopped firefighters from getting more control over the Echo Mountain Wildfire as 40 percent of the fire is contained and mopping up efforts are underway. 

New ‘dignified’ donation distribution center at Lincoln City Outlets

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Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 33 percent contained

A milestone was reached for firefighters on the Echo Mountain Complex yesterday as 100 percent of the control line has been completed on both fires.

Garbage fire at North Lincoln Sanitary Service

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside a garbage truck behind the main office of North Lincoln Sanitary Service Monday evening.

Donation distribution center being established in Lincoln City

A donation distribution center is being set up Monday afternoon in Lincoln City by Lincoln County personnel with the location to be announced.

Special Lincoln City Council meeting unavailable online

Monday's special 10 a.m. Lincoln City Council meeting was not accessible to the public on the City's website due to technical problems on the streaming provider's end.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 25 percent contained

Firefighters are working to finish the last of the fire line on the Echo Mountain Fire and once this last piece of line is completed, both fires will be 100 percent lined. Firefighters have been battling difficult terrain and dense fuels to complete the line. The fire remains at 2,435 acres in size, and is currently 25 percent contained.
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NLFR Chief Dahlman makes statement about evacuees returning to their homes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JumNz0RipuQNorth Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Dahlman gives an update on residents returning to homes but said it might be another 4-5 days...

Mayor greets reporters, Sheriff turns them away

Homepage reporters were on Highway 18 Sunday after attempts to get media access to the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and affected neighborhoods was not granted.

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Evacuations in effect for Lincoln City

A level 3 evacuation is in effect for all of Lincoln City from 40th street north. Level 3 means go now.

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Lincoln City wildfires update

Lincoln City government issued an update Thursday on wildfires north of the city, saying all evacuation orders are still in effect and residents are not allowed in the area.

An evacuated Lincoln City sits dark and intact

Lincoln City Police were active Wednesday night and were patrolling with spotlights in a town evacuated and once again without power.

Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident were charged Wednesday after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants in Lincoln City.

Shooting Lincoln City

Oregon State Police have released the names of Lincoln City Police officers involved in a shooting in front of Rite Aid April 2 that resulted in the fatality of an Idaho man.

According to an Oregon State Police news release, David A. Xanatos, 40, of Payette Idaho, was shot by Lincoln City Police officers after producing a knife and rapidly advancing towards them.

Xanatos was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead by medical staff.

A list of involved officers has been provided by Oregon State Police:

  • Sergeant Robert (Bobby) Bomar (56), 26 years of service
  • Officer Hayden Tolzman (26), 4 years of service
  • Officer Molly Wehrley (40), 2 years of service
  • Officer John Goodman (38), 8 years of service (present at scene)
  • Officer Jeremy Mocek (24), 1.5 years of service (present at scene)

From the list it appears three officers were involved in the shooting as two officers are listed as “present at scene.”

The involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation per standard protocol.

The Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office and Lincoln City Police Department activated the Major Crimes Team and requested Oregon State Police lead the investigation. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Toledo Police Department and the Lincoln County Medical Examiner’s Office are assisting.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. As in Gargoyles the animated Disney show. His character was a member or the Illuminati and blah blah. Is this an alias or did the guy have his name legally changed?

  2. Officer Bomar, you say? Sounds like a POS took out other POS. Funny how the universe works. If he did ANYTHING wrong here, this is Lincoln Cities opportunity to get rid of him and not worry about a lawsuit for wrongful termination. That’s what Newport did.

  3. While all people, especially law enforcement, should aspire to high values, someone with the name “Scary Gari the Tweeker” should hope there is such a thing as “second chances” and “new beginnings,” rather than slander others based upon the past.

  4. I’ve said it before. I’ve met more cops than I can count in several states,
    some are people just doing a job, others like their job too much for the wrong reasons, and it wasn’t until living in Lincoln City did I meet
    the cop that really lowered the bar for law enforcement.
    I’ve never hated cops, they’re just other people, and a difficult job, but they are fallible. For us, LCPD is one more slanderous comment away
    from a lawsuit, Chief Palmer knows what’s going on in his department,
    or I would think he does.

  5. North Lincoln fire and rescue isn’t that far behind them. How the new chief acts and treats the volunteers. The paid firefighters can do whatever they want they don’t follow state laws or north Lincoln fire and rescue sog’s. It’s okay no one is watching him I think that we all need to be asking him why he was so much over on the remodel? He is a contractor in this town so he knows the code but he did think that the city would make him follow code. So now the paid crew gets a new fire engine but the volunteers don’t get what they were going to get like a new ladder truck.

  6. When will we get to see the video collected by the State Police in this shooting? I am curious, because I was maliciously prosecuted by Officer Bomar. Twice. All dismissed. He also threatened to murder me while he was off duty.

  7. And lets not forget what happened to Lincoln Cities first female police Chief when she tried to make some changes. Conley v. City of Lincoln City https://casetext.com/case/conley-v-city-of-lincoln-city
    Plaintiff was hired as Chief of Police (“Chief”) by the City effective May 1, 1998. Shortly after assuming her duties as Chief, plaintiff held a meeting for all police department employees and introduced several new policies that were effective immediately and would result in disciplinary action if not strictly adhered to. Shortly thereafter, a police dispatcher sent the officer hosting the housewarming party an email that pictured a burned-out house and stated “Congratulations on your NEW HOME” and “F____ you asshole.” The email indicated that “Doris sent it” and bore a return email address of “[email protected]” The officer who received the email brought it to the attention of plaintiff, who initiated a criminal investigation.

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