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Lincoln City High Speed Pursuit: “LCPD gets their man…”

Glenn Thompson
Reckless Driving
Reckless Endangering
Attempting to Elude
$80,000 Bail

Lincoln City Police arrest 30-year-old Glenn L. Thompson of Salem, Oregon after he led them on a high speed vehicle pursuit.

Wednesday evening an LC Police Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black BMW on Hwy 101 near the clover-leaf of Hwy 18 for a traffic violation. The BMW driver failed to stop and sped away, with the police officer in pursuit. A Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy, who was in the area, joined in the pursuit. The fleeing vehicle turned onto North Bank Road and eventually made its way back to HWY 18 at the Rose Lodge Store. It then turned westbound on Hwy 18 heading towards Lincoln City. While on Hwy 18 the driver of the BMW drove into the on-coming lane of traffic causing other vehicles to take evasive action and at times was driving over 100 miles per hour.

Additional LC Police Officers and an Oregon State Police Trooper responded to assist, with one Lincoln City officer stopping in the area of HWY 101 near the Neotsu Post Office to set up a “Stop Stick” deployment. As the suspect vehicle traveled through that area the officer’s stop sticks were able to deflate 3 out of the 4 tires. None-the-less the pursuit continued into Lincoln City as the tires on the suspect vehicled continued to go flat. With three flat tires the driver finely stopped his vehicle on Highway 101 directly in front of TLC Credit Union, ending the pursuit.

A felony traffic stop was conducted and the driver was taken into custody. He was alone in the car.  The driver, identified as 30-year-old Glenn L. Thompson, was initially transported to the Lincoln City Police Department and later transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on charges of Felony Elude, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering. Thompson was also subsequently cited for Driving on a suspended license.

The Lincoln City Police would like to thank the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police for their assistance with this incident and officers were thankful there were no injuries or other property damage during the pursuit. 

Senator Jeff Merkley says: Check your boat registrations!!!


The Oregon State Marine Board, in partnership with 32 county sheriff’s offices and the Oregon State Police, will be out in force August 3-4, looking for expired boat registrations as part of “Operation Ship Shape.”

“We want boaters to look at their boat’s decals, the registration numbers, and their registration card and make sure they’re up-to-date,” says Randy Henry, Boating Safety Program Manager for the Marine Board. “Make sure you’ve renewed your registration, and make sure you’ve put the decal on your boat, or you could face a $265 citation.”

The Marine Board is funded by registration, title fees and marine fuel taxes paid by motorized boaters. No lottery, general fund tax dollars or local facility parking fees are used to fund agency programs. These fees go back to boaters in the form of boat ramps, docks, trailered parking spaces, restrooms, construction and maintenance, and for boating safety -marine law enforcement services.

“Any boat that is powered by a motor – electric, gas, diesel or steam, and all sailboats 12 feet and longer -must be currently registered when on the water, even when docked or moored,” said Henry. This includes inflatable rafts with an electric motor, even a standup paddleboard or float tube with an electric motor. Henry added, “Each boat registration brings in additional funds from motorboat fuel tax and federal boating dollars. Registering a 16-foot boat provides $77 of funding, but results in additional matching funds of nearly $190, so that $77 registration fee results in $267 of revenue available to fund facilities and marine enforcement.”

Motorboat registrations are $4.50 per foot, rounded up, plus $5 which fund invasive species inspection stations. Registration fees will increase to $5.95 per foot, plus $5 in 2020, so Henry suggests that if your boat registration lapsed, register now at the current fee, which is valid for two calendar years.

Boaters can renew their boat registration online at www.boatoregon.com/store, or can visit their local registration agent. Boaters can print off a temporary permit after successfully completing their transaction online or will be issued a temporary permit through an agent for an additional fee. If you need assistance renewing online, please contact the Marine Board at marine.board@oregon.gov or 503-378-8587.

For a list of registration agents, visit http://www.oregon.gov/osmb/title-registration/Pages/Where-to-Register.aspx.

Yachats Quilter To Be Featured at Show

Yachats Quilter To Be Featured at Show

Nan Scott of Yachats, has been selected as Featured Quilter for the 2019 quilt show sponsored by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild (OCQG) August 2 and 3 at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 Avery Street in Newport. Show hours will be 9-5 on Friday, August 2 and 9-4 on Saturday, August 3.

Scott learned to sew when her grandmother taught her how to use a treadle machine. Her first attempt was probably an apron for home economics class. Then she “graduated” to her mother’s 1930s Singer Featherweight. It was well-used, and most of the enamel coating had chipped off, so Nan wore rubber-soled shoes to prevent getting shocked!

The incentive to sew was diminished though, because her family was living in Taiwan. If Nan wanted a dress for a party, she could take a picture from a catalog to a local dressmaker and get a duplicate tailored to fit for about $3 US dollars.

Scott became interested in quilting in the mid-1980s when several of her Oregon State University colleagues would gather to tie baby and thrift shop quilts. However, a real passion for the creative art of quilting had to wait until retirement in 2003.

OCQG member Gladys Schoonover invited Nan to a meeting in 2004. Gladys’ encouragement and sense of humor brought quilting alive. Since then, guild workshops, friendship groups, and mentors have broadened Nan’s perspective and challenged her to try new directions. Many of her quilts have an Asian theme that stems from the love and respect of the Chinese people engendered when she lived in China and Taiwan.

Since joining OCQG, Nan has built the guild’s original website and served as workshop chair, newsletter editor, president, block of the month coordinator, membership chair, and quilt show co-chair. Nan and several other members started an annual retreat, currently held at the Oregon Garden. Nan says, “Quilters are such compassionate, giving people who will be there for you in joyful times and in heartache. For me, that is the true heart of quilting.”

The annual quilt show, “Quilts by the Sea,” is organized by OCQG. This year’s event will feature about 300 quilts, including the 2019 guild challenge of medallions for future veterans’ quilts.

Other quilt show features include a vendor mall, members’ boutique, displays of guild activities, and a children’s corner. A two-day silent auction of small quilts will be conducted; half the proceeds of the auction will be donated to a local charity. The 4-H Coastal Ranchers will offer snacks and light lunches during the show.

The guild has more than 200 members throughout Lincoln County and beyond. Additional information about the show and the guild is on their website, www.oregoncoastalquilters.org.

Wooden Boat Show coming up in Toledo!!


Port of Toledo will be making a splash at its 15th Annual Wooden Boat Show on August 17 and 18, and is pleased to announce the release of this year’s event poster. The poster features the show’s most popular event, the Georgia Pacific Containerboard Boat Contest. This poster is the eleventh Wooden Boat Show poster created by Newport artist Travis Leonard and continues the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show’s tradition of creating unique collectable posters. The poster is a mosaic of scenes from previous year’s Georgia Pacific Containerboard Boat Races and was inspired by photos of previous year’s participants having fun as they test their cardboard vessel design and building skills on Depot Slough. Leonard drew the panels for the poster separately referencing photos from previous containerboard events. The drawings were then transferred onto drafting vellum and inked using a brush. The inked drawings were scanned and then digital tools were used to color and design the final poster.

Willie Worman of Georgia Pacific coordinates the event and encourages everyone to participate. He says “if you don’t build a boat for this crazy race you are missing out”. The GP Containerboard Boat Race will be on Saturday, August 17, starting at 2:00 pm. If you are interested in building a boat, contact Worman by email at: William.worman@gapac.com, or go to the Port’s website: https://www.portoftoledo.org/containerboard-boat-contest

The Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is a free, family event, celebrating Toledo’s maritime heritage. There is something for everyone: boat building, live music, kids’ activities, food, boat rides, vendors and lots more. Live music on both days of the festival features local musicians with Curtis Salgado headlining Saturday, after the containerboard boat races. The festival is located at the Port’s Marina and Waterfront Park at 127 NW A Street, Toledo. Hours are Saturday, August 17, from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, August 18, 10 am to 4 pm.

The Port would like to thank the major sponsors of the event: Georgia Pacific, NW Natural, Oregon Coast Bank, FBB Federal Relations, Toledo Ace Hardware, Dahl Disposal Service, Englund Marine, Fishpeople Seafood, Samaritan Health Services, Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, Siletz Boat Works, Rogue and Siletz River Lumber.

Individual Wooden Boat Show posters or a full set of 15 posters are available to purchase at the Port’s Office or at the Port’s booth at the Wooden Boat Show. To find out more about the event please go to https://www.portoftoledo.org/wooden-boat-show or call 541-336-5207

 

 

 

 

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