Friday, October 30, 2020

Wanted driver escapes jail

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.

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police Trooper David Wertz was 10 miles east of Newport on April 28 at approximately 8:49 p.m. when he stopped a wanted felon but let him go after pandemic-leery jailers refused to lock him up.

“I was patrolling US 20 in the area of mile post 10 when I stopped a white Chevy Camaro, eastbound at a high rate of speed,” reported the trooper. “The driver was identified and determined to be the subject of an active felony, no-bail warrant issued by the Oregon State Parole Board; a parole violation on the original charge of Burglary I. Both Lincoln County Jail and Benton County Jail refused to lodge the suspect because of current COVID-19 restrictions policies.”

The suspect, Erin M. Swinford, 37 of Toledo, was issued a speeding ticket and released.

- Advertisement -

RELATED ARTICLES

Bomb squad investigates suspicious package at Lincoln City Post Office

Oregon State Police Explosive Unit members were called to Lincoln City by local police Monday evening after a suspicious package was found left inside Lincoln City's Post Office.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I think it is time for……… vig·i·lan·te
    /ˌvijəˈlan(t)ē/
    noun: vigilante; plural noun: vigilantes
    a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.

  2. OK, let’s wait until he actually hurts someone before we lock the career criminal up. After all, he is just a non-violent drug offender seeking his high. He is the victim here, according to Kate Brown. Her friends in the failed “drug treatment” industry must be getting rich off this stupid mindset. Some of these “rehabs” have a relapse rate of 90%.

  3. There comes a time when the fear overcomes safety and liberty. Can you imagine what an enticement this is to other Criminals?

  4. Already heard the “vigilante” word raised.
    It doesn’t appear those actively ENFORCING the law are slacking –
    The JAILERS should be fired for not doing their jobs – This could be extended to pressing charges of “Aiding and Abetting” by allowing known felons to continue with their unlawful acts. We might add “Reckless Endangerment” to any innocent civilian that may come into contact with said felons. And if the felon is in a bad mood . . .
    We can charge him with murder and the jailers with “Negligent Homicide!”.
    If there is a way to get this to the voters and current leaders – it might be helpful. Leaders can get their anal/cranial problems fixed and get us back into proper operation – OR – Voters can make sure they don’t have jobs (like they are doing to us now)!

  5. Those are a dime a dozen every day throughout America. A PV on a burg 1 is not a dam thing you Wanker of a Beasley reporter. Done everyday year after year well before any pandemic! Trying to fan the flames for Red Hat fans? Sensationalize a report? Stop padding and instigating the comment section with fake names and provocative comments. Do you really think people are stupid?

  6. Wtf….our state troopers do their job to keep our citizens safe and the courts and jails decide they are the judge.God help them if they ever need assistance because I am about to fill out my voters ballot.Your all out of there if my vote counts for anything……Thank you to the Trooper for trying to keep us safe.

  7. Rick M hit the nail on the head. And yes, unfortunately a few intellectually challenged individuals took the bait. Same names you would expect if you look at the comment sections regularly.

  8. Where I grew up, guys like this would fly head first out a third story window “trying to escape” or tumble head first down a long concrete staircase “trying to escape”. Or they would choke to death in the back of a Los Angeles Sheriffs patrol car after “trying to swallow” an 8 ball bag of meth and it “accidentally” got stuck in his throat. Ahhh… the good ol’ days. Back before Rodney King and video cameras.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

-Advertisements-

Trending

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hitselberger running for Lincoln County Commissioner

Thirty-nine-year-old Newport resident Joe Hitselberger has filed to run for Lincoln County Commissioner, opposing the incumbent, Claire Hall. 

Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

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

Spooky Spectacular: Drive-thru trick-or-treating edition

Traditional Halloween trick-or-treating is up in the air due to COVID-19 this year, but Kiwanis of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Outlets and Explore Lincoln City are making drive-thru-candy-grabbing a thing.