Lincoln City Police have apprehended two suspects involved in a credit card theft and its fraudulent use which occurred on May 31st. Arrested were 40 year old Bobbie M. Mitchell and 33 year old Benjamin M. Saiville, both from Cloverdale Oregon.
This case is the same theft case where two local females were mistakenly identified in a press release dated May 31. This mistake was clarified in a press release dated June 27.
The victims reported the theft when they discovered their belongings missing after visiting the Taft area. They also reported finding fraudulent charges on their missing credit card, which had been made at Chinook Winds Casino and the Lincoln City Safeway. During subsequent investigation, security video from both businesses helped identify Mitchell and Saiville as the suspects in the theft and fraud.
This week a Lincoln City Police officer observed Mitchell walking along Hwy 101 near NW 25th Street. She was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. The arresting officer was able to discover during the arrest of Mitchell that Saiville was possibly at the Lincoln County Parole and Probation office in Newport. Lincoln City Police advised Lincoln County Parole and Probation of the probable cause to arrest Saiville by phone. They took Saiville into custody and he was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.
Mitchell and Saiville have each been charged with one count of Theft I and two counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (under $1000).
California residents will be voting this November on whether to legalize retail marijuana for people over 21. The measure would legalize the personal growing of up to six marijuana plants and possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on their person.
Not only will marijuana be on the ballot in November in California, it’s also destined for the ballot in Nevada and Maine. Here’s more on the store from The Oregonian. Click here.
Early sunset hastened by aggressive cool marine air soaked in humidity!
For the last two Lincoln County Commission meetings, residents living outside city limits unleashed a flurry of criticism with no small quantity of angst over new regulations for vacation homes that lie within established neighborhoods like Gleneden Beach.
Their main complaint was that vacation homes have been popping up all over, disrupting the calm, quiet neighborhood environment they all thought they had invested in – some with their life savings. They said noise, trash, traffic and clogged streets, caused by too much on street parking that comes with vacation rentals, makes getting out of their driveways sometimes impossible, and certainly poses life and death situations if ambulances and fire trucks can’t get through to emergency calls.
On the other side of it, vacation rental home owners and those running rental home management agencies said they and their clients have invested fortunes in their vacation facilities and that they try their best to make their properties a healthy addition to neighborhoods while infusing much needed cash into the Lincoln County tourist economy – restaurants, grocery stores, live theater, fishing trips, whale watching and shopping.
VRD management company owner Jon Oskenholt admitted that there are VRDs operating in the county that disrupt neighborhoods and make like tough for permanent residents. But he said that’s a result of VRD owners or property managers who don’t properly manage their VRDs. He said effective enforcement of VRD rules is the key. He said Lincoln County can have both the economic benefits from enhanced tourism while still enjoying pleasant neighborhood environments that brought permanent residents to the county in the first place.
To that end, county commissioners are proposing rules that all VRDs contract with local trash hauling companies like North Lincoln and Thompson Sanitary or Dahl Disposal to haul trash away immediately after renters leave. Commissioners also propose that any complaints about noise or trash go immediately to the VRD owner or management company and that they MUST respond to the problem, on site, within one hour. Repeated valid complaints or lack of owner/management agency response, are grounds for revocation of their VRD license.
As for cars clogging the streets and roads, commissioners say if a VRD doesn’t have enough OFF-STREET parking, they must cut back on the number of guests.
As for enforcement, county commissioners say they’re hiring a full time code enforcement officer to check on VRDs to make sure they’re following the rules. Regular sheriff’s patrol deputies can also be on hand to provide back-up.
The new VRD regulations are expected to be adopted in early August.
Open House Wednesday July 13, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Depoe Bay Community Hall, 220 SE Bay Street
ODOT wants to kick on the “high beams” to 2035 to improve getting around and through Depoe Bay.
The Transportation System Plan is a long-term guide for city transportation investments, looking ahead through 2035. The plan identifies possible improvements to the city’s transportation system, balancing the needs of various users into an equitable and efficient transportation system. A TSP is required by the state of Oregon to help integrate the plans into the statewide transportation system.
The open house offers an opportunity to talk with city staff and consultants about the project, review information, and provide input. People who can’t attend can comment through the website at http://www.depoebaytsp.com/. The TSP is being developed by a partnership of the city of Depoe Bay, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and a contractor, DKS Associates.
People are also invited to attend the joint City Council/Planning Commission work session the following night, Thursday, July 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 570 Shell Avenue.
Report of a solo traffic accident on 101 at NW 77th court. Female driver either slightly injured or not injured. Law enforcement and an ambulance enroute.
Witness said female is likely intoxicated. Had a male passenger who appeared likewise intoxicated. He’s walking southbound on 101 in the northbound lane.
OSP on scene there are injuries, though apparently not serious.
The first piece of a giant boat lift arrived at its new home at the Port of Toledo Tuesday. The multi-million dollar lift will not only put the Toledo Boatyard on the West Coast map but will also be one of the highest capacity ports that can handle just about any large fishing craft in the West Coast fishing fleet. More pieces of the humongous lift will be arriving over the next couple of weeks. It should be assembled and operating by mid-to-late August. Below is a photo of a similar lift fully assembled.