Saturday, July 11, 2020


Newport Police

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.

Cell phone finding leads to man’s arrest for child sex abuse

A cell phone found in a Newport coffee shop's public bathroom on Monday led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Newport transient on child abuse charges.
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Oregon FBI goes virtual with ‘Teen Series’

Portland's FBI field office has launched an online learning experience for students designed to let them explore the world of law enforcement.

Lincoln City Police officers arrest identity theft suspects

Lincoln City Police Officer Hayden Tolzman responded to a report of possible identity theft by a male and female at the Shearwater Inn, Sunday, July 5, that led to a foot chase, taser deployment and a stolen gun.

Most restaurants and bars in Oregon following COVID-19 requirements

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors swept across Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend and checked 800 businesses for compliance with social distancing requirements issued by Governor Kate Brown.

Biplane soars through space and time

In the skies over Depoe Bay and Lincoln City, a modern-day barnstormer in an open-cockpit biplane is giving passengers a journey through space and time seldom found at the soulless tarmacs of modern airports.

DA says Clark County Seven did not commit bias crime

Seven Clark County men were recently arrested in Lincoln City for illegal fireworks, yelling racial slurs and using Nazi salutes to harass a black family on Independence Day, prompting the Lincoln County District Attorney to issue a statement about the incident.