Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Newport Police


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...

Newport woman arrested for arson, injures officer to boot

Twenty-four-year-old Newport woman Ashley Hunt was arrested for arson Sunday night for allegedly setting the 4-plex where she lives on fire. 

Newport murder suspect in custody

Newport Police responded Wednesday to reports of a male who had been shot at 811 SE 5th Street in Newport.

‘Good girl’ finds pound of meth in Newport drug bust

Newport Police K9 Zoe was instrumental in the discovery of a large amount of different drugs at a home in Newport Wednesday based off a tip. 

Doggy detective Zoe added to Newport police force

K9 Zoe and her handler, Officer Aaron Bales, recently passed their Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA) certification test to become a Certified Narcotic Detection Team.

Lengthy investigation leads to arrest of two men on felony drug charges

A specialized drug response team and a canine played a key role last week in the arrest of two Newport men following the discovery of a large amount of drugs, money and a weapon.

Former Newport Police officer pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

Former Newport Police Department Sgt. Bradley David Purdom will serve three years' supervised probation and has surrendered his law enforcement license after pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor sexual abuse.

LCPD, Newport police hires take to range to undergo rifle training

 Lincoln City Police Officer Cody Snidow and Newport Officer Aaron Bales proved to be the sharpshooters in their respective departments last week by scoring...

California man threatens to stab Newport Loyalty Days crowd

Michael Scott Garrett, 34, of Berkeley, Calif., told a crowd he was going to stab each one of them in the head Saturday at Newport's Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival.

Driver air-dries car into pickup truck in Walmart parking lot

A Depoe Bay man burrowed his red Acura Integra under a large gray Dodge pickup truck in the Walmart parking lot in Newport on Thursday after speeding off from a nearby car wash.

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K9 ‘Ghost’ to join Sheriff’s ranks

Lincoln County Sheriff's newest operator is K9 Ghost, a two-year-old German Shepherd who is slated to undergo training and certification to join the team in 2021.

High Wind Warning issued by NWS

National Weather Service Portland has issued a High Wind Warning Tuesday from seven a.m. until three p.m. for the Central Oregon Coast.

City seeks to fill multiple volunteer vacancies

The City of Lincoln City needs to fill over 20 vacancies left by outgoing volunteers for various committees and boards.

“Glaring” distinctions divide Congressional candidates

In the last day of what many voters feel is the critical election of their lives, the hotly-contested race in Oregon’s U.S. 5th District is poised on the glaring differences between two Congressional candidates — gutsy challenger Amy Ryan Courser and her six-term opponent, Kurt Schrader.

November 3rd looms closer at last

Whatever your political affiliation and views, the election craze is going to be over in what's now a matter of hours.
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