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Provided by Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team
Five people were arrested last Friday at three separate Lincoln County area locations related to investigations by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT).
LINT detectives, with assistance from Lincoln City Police Department, Oregon State Police (OSP) and the OSP SWAT team, served 3 narcotics-related search warrants in the Lincoln City area. At approximately 5:00 a.m. two warrants were served simultaneously by the OSP SWAT team at 3560 SE Fleet Avenue in Lincoln City and 6310 N. Highway 101 space #3 in Otis. After initial entry and securing of both locations, investigators seized methamphetamine and other evidence.
At the SE Fleet Avenue location, investigators arrested ERIC PAUL JONES, age 30, from Lincoln City, on a State Parole Violation warrant. JONES was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the arrest warrant and additional charges are pending.
At the Otis-area location, investigators arrested AMANDA DAWN PLUMMER, age 29, from Lincoln City. PLUMMER was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
LINT detectives learned the main focus of their investigation, SAMUEL TRAVIS BLAIR CLARK, age 39, from Lincoln City, was at a Lincoln City residence. Investigators attempted to contact CLARK, who was wanted on a State Parole Board warrant, at 3415 NE Yacht Avenue but were met by uncooperative individuals attempting to conceal the fact that CLARK was inside.
OSP SWAT members responded to the residence and found CLARK hiding in the attic refusing to surrender. Chemical munitions were deployed forcing CLARK out of hiding and he was taken into custody. CLARK was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the arrest warrant. Additional charges are pending.
Also arrested at the Yacht Avenue location after attempting to conceal CLARK to avoid capture were KAYLA DANAY POTTER, age 23, and ALFRED VINCENT VARELA II, age 37, both from Lincoln City.
LINT is comprised of members of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln City Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office
Provided by Lincoln County School District Budget Committee Vacancies
The LCSD Budget Committee currently has vacancies in Zones 1, 2, 4 and 5. The Committee members in Zones 1 (Lincoln City area) and 5 (Waldport area) have indicated their willingness to continue to serve; the school board will consider these appointments at the next board meeting.
Zone 2 (Agate Beach, Depoe Bay, south end of Lincoln City) and Zone 4 (Toledo, Siletz and Eddyville areas) currently have openings. These volunteer positions may not be filled by LCSD employees. Applicants must be registered voters, and reside in the Zone to which they are applying.
Please contact Laurie Urquhart in the District Office for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. (541) 265-4403.
Reaching out to Lincoln County homeless individuals and families kicks off this Thursday at the Newport Church of the Nazarene on NW 12th. More community loving volunteers are needed to help homeless folks find the right kind of help to get their immediate needs met, with additional information to help them escape their homelessness.
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is this Thursday from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Church of the Nazarene in Newport (227 NW 12th St.).
The event provides over 70 direct resources, services and referrals to homeless families and individuals in Lincoln County. Transit buses will operate free all day: Thursday October 6th.
Each person who attends PHC is matched up with a volunteer-escort to help them navigate all the community services available to them. Guests receive help obtaining identification, medical/dental care, haircuts and even a hot meal. Other services available include: Senior & Disability Services, Pet Care, Personal Care Items, Employment Information, DHS Self Sufficiency/Food Stamps, Clothing Vouchers, Educational Resources, Voter Registration, Legal Aide, Bike Repair… and much more!
The majority of Lincoln Co. homeless are families & individuals in our community who live under the radar. Data from the 2010 LCSD reports there are over 470 youth and families that are living in substandard living situations- in tents, cars, motels, or doubled and tripled up in homes.
PHC is outlined as part of a nationwide model in Lincoln County’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. The event is a community powered partnership, produced by over 200 volunteers, and made possible by many donors and homeless advocate groups.
Everyone is welcome to attend and CONNECT.
For more information visit: www.HomelessInLincolnCounty.org
PROJECT VOLUNTEER CONNECT: It is not too late to sign up to volunteer: Download the volunteer application on the county website. Fill out an application at TLC Credit Union in Newport (1625 N Coast Hwy.) -or- call R.S.V.P. 541-574-2684
On Sunday, Newport celebrated the 75th anniversary of the construction of the Yaquina Bay Bridge which was completed in 1936. Two hundred and twenty Depression era workers labored to properly form 30,000 cubic yards of concrete and fabricate 3,100 tons of steel over a distance of six-tenths of a mile to connect South Beach to Newport proper. It was formally opened to traffic September 6, 1936, but its formal dedication at the time was October 3, 1936.
And it was quite the party with information displays around town, a video recording of an expert panel discussion of just about everything connected to the bridge, coloring contests by elementary school children, poems in honor of the bridge written by high schoolers and others, and a grand procession across the bridge Sunday, complete with the Coast Guard honor guard, the Newport High School Band and Cheerleaders, hikers, bikers and a long line of vintage cars from the 1930’s that looked, at 75, almost as good as the bridge.
The celebration was organized by the Yaquina Bay Bridge 75th Anniversary Committee and the Lincoln County Historical Society. Enjoy the video.
New! The “Month of Sundays” Blues Jam with Lozelle Jennings has moved to Harpoon Hannah’s (formerly the Whale’s Tale) on the Newport Bayfront, and has been extended to four hours, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Sunday. Veteran bluesman Jennings of the Purple Cats hosts this hard driving electric blues jam with the remarkable Leonard Maxson on the drum set. It’s mostly about guitars, but you will find me there on “blues djembe” most Sundays and sometimes other drum circle members. At 452 SW Bay Boulevard, just east of Canyon Way, 541-264-8381. Starting October 2. No cover or mininum.
Rodney Turner has become a valuable asset to the drum circle since he moved to Newport last spring, participating faithfully in the regular drum circles and most of our special events. He has also been picking up professional gigs all over the county. Catch him first and third Tuesdays at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill Jam Session, in Lincoln City, from 9:00 to midnight, on congas and percussion, with Steve Sloan. He also appears with the Steve Sloan Band on Thursdays, 9:00 to midnight, at Roadhouse 101, and Sundays, at Lincoln City’s Nauti Mermaid, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Rodney’s congas have given the band a full percussion section (drum kit plus hand percussion) and the baddest beat in Lincoln County!. Roadhouse 101 is at 4649 SW Hwy 101, 541-994-7729; Snug Harbor is at 5001 SW Hwy 101 in the Taft District; The Nauti Mermaid is at 1343 NW Hwy 101, next to Birkenstock Shoes, 541-614-1001. (more…)
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two men from a jetty after their vessel capsized and broke up on the Columbia River bar.
The crew of the fishing vesel Elsie from Hammond contacted the Coast Guard in Warrenton late Friday evening to report their vessel had broken up on the south jetty of the Columbia River bar and they had been thrown into the water. They were wearing survival suits, so they were better able to cope with the harsh conditions.
The two men managed to climb onto the Columbia Bar Jetty where they cellphoned Astoria 911.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria and two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, were dispatched to the scene. The helicopter crew located the men and managed to hoist them into the helicopter. Both men were taken to Air Station Astoria and were checked out and were determine to be uninjured.
Winds on scene were at 5 knots with 8 to 12-foot seas. Air temperature was 56 degress with a 66-degree water temperature.