Lots of commotion Monday along Highway 34 between Drift Creek Landing and Fall Creek Landing 4 miles up the road.
The sheriff’s office got a report that shots were fired at Fall Creek but that somehow the situation spilled down toward Waldport at Drift Creek. Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon State Police officers were told that a man, who was the object of the shooting, was last seen fleeing up Darkey Creek path with two men with a gun (or guns) after him.
A law enforcement man-hunt with semi-automatic weapons drawn lasted the better part of a half hour before everyone came back down to Highway 34 empty handed. But by then the so-called victim of the incident had showed up at the trailer of the woman who reported the “incident.”
After considerable checking and rechecking of everyone’s story it was determined that the woman had some “mental issues” that may have accounted for the report to 9-1-1.