Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Off duty Alaskan police officer Beck assists Newport’s Davis in foot chase

Latest articles

Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

The suddenly-tight race in the fertile U.S. 5th District could hinge on Oregon family farms and rural communities slammed by pandemic and wildfire, claimed the challenger to a six-term incumbent who has severed his official ties to agriculture.

Courser braces Schrader over law and order stand

Mounting the biggest challenge ever to an entrenched incumbent, Congressional candidate Amy Ryan Courser this week drew a stark battle line between her and six-term representative Kurt Schrader over law enforcement in the U.S. Fifth District.

Lincoln County discusses waiver of fees retroactively for wildfire victims

Lincoln County government met Monday to discuss possibly waiving construction fees for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and may do so retroactively to Sept. 8. 

Newport K9 team discovers commercial quantity of meth

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation...

NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

Former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams took to Facebook Saturday with a video that shows a man making off with charity funds from his Redemption Thrift store in Taft.

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

I just this minute have had enough of the doom and gloom COVID narrative.

Homepage team behind Fox 12 wildfire coverage

Where do Portland TV stations get their breaking news? Often, it turns out, from Lincoln City Homepage!
00:04:44

Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.

Dick Anderson has lots of help funding his campaign

This past Wednesday, the Lincoln City News Guard ran a huge campaign ad for Dick Anderson and three other conservative candidates.

Most popular

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.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

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.

On July 13, 2018, the Newport Police Department received multiple 911 calls of an intoxicated driver leaving the South Beach State Park area traveling north on U.S. Hwy 101 in a black colored sedan. Additional callers reported the vehicle was all over the road, almost had a head on collision with several on-coming cars, and was crossing over the centerline into the on-coming lane.

Officer Calvin Davis
Officer Calvin Davis

Newport Police Department Officer Calvin Davis located the vehicle traveling east on SW Bay Blvd and attempted to initiate a traffic stop after observing the driver failing to maintain its lane. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Pedro Romero Galicia, pulled into the public parking lot at the Abbey Street Pier and parked in a disabled parking space. Galicia then quickly exited his vehicle and took off running on foot.

Davis recognized Galicia, who had an active warrant for his arrest, and pursued him on foot. Davis caught up to Galicia near the intersection of SW Bay Blvd and SW Fall St.

ben beck
Sergeant Benjamin Beck

An off duty police officer, Sergeant Ben Beck from Juneau, Alaska observed NPD officer Davis engaged in a foot pursuit with Galicia and assisted in taking Galicia into custody.

Galicia resisted being taken into custody and a Taser was deployed. During the struggle, Galicia knocked over a lawfully parked, unoccupied motorcycle, causing significant damage to it.

Galicia was then taken into custody without further incident.

Sgt. Beck was in Newport with his wife and two kids on vacation to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Newport is a special place to them and they try to visit often.

Beck’s family was eating at a restaurant when his wife saw the foot pursuit and told him about it. Beck ran outside and found Officer Davis struggling with the suspect on the ground. Davis was controlling the suspect, but Galicia was still resisting. Beck jumped in and helped Davis and together they were able to put Galicia into handcuffs.

“Juneau is similar to Newport in that we get a lot of tourists and visitors, including many off duty cops. I would hope that if I was in a similar situation, someone would help me,” said Beck. “Teamwork makes a safer situation for everyone including the suspect and the public, which I think was shown in this situation. Together we were able to detain the suspect without using further force, even though he was still resisting us.”

“In all honesty, Officer Davis deserves all the credit. I was just happy to be in the right place at the right time to help him detain the suspect after the foot pursuit,” said Beck.

Davis observed several noticeable signs of impairment coming from Galicia when he was taken into custody. A DUII Investigation was conducted and Garcia was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:

Pedro Romero Galicia, age 29 of Newport, Oregon
Pedro Romero Galicia, age 29 of Newport, Oregon

  •  Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicant (DUII)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Escape in the Third Degree
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer on Foot
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
  • Three separate Lincoln County Circuit Court Warrants for Failure to Appear.

The Juneau Police Department is currently hiring.

- Advertisement -
Justin Werner
Justin Wernerhttps://wernerhost.com/
Justin is publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist who finds facts. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press.

RELATED ARTICLES

Newport K9 team discovers commercial quantity of meth

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

-Advertisements-

Trending

Newport K9 team discovers commercial quantity of meth

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation...

Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

Former Lincoln City Mayor Don Williams took to Facebook Saturday with a video that shows a man making off with charity funds from his Redemption Thrift store in Taft.

Courser braces Schrader over law and order stand

Mounting the biggest challenge ever to an entrenched incumbent, Congressional candidate Amy Ryan Courser this week drew a stark battle line between her and six-term representative Kurt Schrader over law enforcement in the U.S. Fifth District.

MYSTERY SOLVED! D.B. Cooper was my friend

He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

Lincoln County discusses waiver of fees retroactively for wildfire victims

Lincoln County government met Monday to discuss possibly waiving construction fees for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and may do so retroactively to Sept. 8. 

Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

The suddenly-tight race in the fertile U.S. 5th District could hinge on Oregon family farms and rural communities slammed by pandemic and wildfire, claimed the challenger to a six-term incumbent who has severed his official ties to agriculture.

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

I just this minute have had enough of the doom and gloom COVID narrative.

NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

Dick Anderson has lots of help funding his campaign

This past Wednesday, the Lincoln City News Guard ran a huge campaign ad for Dick Anderson and three other conservative candidates.