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Friday, September 05, 2008

Newport Police Department

169 SW Coast Highway

Newport, Oregon 97365

NPD MEDIA RELEASE 09/05/2008 at 10:30 a.m.


Incident: Pedestrian Enforcement Operation


Details: On Friday, September 12, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Newport Police Department will conduct its final “Targeted Pedestrian Enforcement” operation for 2008. The operation will take place in the school zone crosswalk at NE 12th Street and NE Douglas Street. The four-hour operation will focus on drivers that fail to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.


Citations will be issued in an effort to raise public awareness and education of pedestrian right-of-way laws. Citations will be issued for all other violations as well. Informational flyers with be distributed to drivers that are stopped.

At intersections not controlled by electronic traffic control devices, Oregon law requires a driver to stop and remain stopped if a pedestrian is walking in the driver’s lane of traffic or in the adjacent lane. If a pedestrian is crossing in a crosswalk at a traffic light, the driver must stop if the pedestrian is within the driver’s lane, or six feet in the adjacent lane.


For further information regarding the Targeted Pedestrian Enforcement operation, contact Sergeant Todd Sarazin or Community Service Officer Dustin Kittel, Newport Police Department, at 574-3348

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Information Released By: Sergeant Todd R. Sarazin, 541-574-3348



Monday, July 21, 2008

National Night Out Press Release



Kathleen Palmer

Executive Assistant to the Chief

Newport Police Department

169 SW Coast Highway

Newport OR 97365


One Team~~One Future


Monday, June 30, 2008

NPD MEDIA RELEASE 06/30/08 1:30 p.m.

Incident: Fourth of July Safety

The Fourth of July is right around the corner…and that means the smells of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, fun in the park, and the crackling sound of fireworks. Before you and your family celebrate this year, make sure everyone knows about firework safety.

KidsHealth.org, a website owned by Nemours, the national pediatric health system, offers the following tips.Do not let children play with fireworks. Firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are very dangerous. If your teens want to use sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from their faces, clothing, and hair. ONLY PERSONS OVER AGE 12 SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HANDLE SPARKLERS OF ANY TYPE.

Buy only legal fireworks and store them in a cool, dry place. Legal fireworks should not fly more than 12 feet in the air, move more than 12 feet laterally, or explode. If your fireworks don’t list the manufacturer’s name or have an instruction label, they’re probably illegal.

Illegal fireworks usually go by the names M-80, M100, blockbuster, or quarter-pounder. Illegal fireworks are also anything that explodes or shoots more than 12 feet into the air. USE FIREWORKS ONLY AS INTENDED. DON’T TRY TO ALTER THEM OR COMBINE THEM.Never try to make your own fireworks.

Buy ready-made fireworks rather than making your own, even from a kit. Steer clear of others. Fireworks have been known to backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction. Avoid carrying fireworks in your pocket, as the friction could set them off. Keep a bucket of water and a hose nearby. Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them away, and keep a hose nearby in case dry leaves or other materials catch fire. Light one firework at a time and never re-light a dud. If a firework doesn’t appear to work, do not go over to it or attempt to re-light it. Stand back and wait, then douse it with water.Newport Fire and Police Departments invite you to celebrate our nation’s heritage on the Forth of July-- BUT CELEBRATE SAFELY!

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Information Released By:
Fire Chief Rick Crook,

Police Chief Mark J. Miranda,

Monday, June 23, 2008


NPD MEDIA RELEASE June 22, 2008 at 3:30 a.m.


Incident:             Traffic Crash / DUII Arrest               Case: 08N-02282


Location:            200 block of NE 1st Street


Date/Time:            06/20/08 at 10:40 p.m.


Suspect:               Ryan Kowalski, age 17 of Seal Rock, Oregon


Details:                  On 06/20/08 at about 10:40 p.m., Newport Police Officers were dispatched to a reported traffic crash in the 200 block of NE 1st Street.  When officers arrived they found a gold colored Honda, with extensive rear end damage, pushed up onto the sidewalk, and a green Cadillac, with extensive front end damage, disabled in the street.  The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Ryan Kowalski of Seal Rock. It was learned that the gold Honda had been unoccupied and legally parked about 40 feet from where it came to rest after being hit. 


Kowalski was suffering from injuries sustained in the accident.  He was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport by Pac West Ambulance.  At the conclusion of the investigation, Kowalski was cited and released to his parents for DUII, Reckless Driving, and MIP.


Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, as neither was operable.  Newport Police were assisted in the investigation by the Newport Fire Department and Pac West Ambulance personnel.



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Information Released By:  Sgt Tom Simpson, (541) 574-3348



Friday, June 20, 2008

NPD MEDIA RELEASE     06/20/08 at 5:00 a.m.

Incident:             Vehicle Pursuit                                 Case: 08N-02262


Location:            Newport to Hayes Creek Rd north of Hwy 20


Date/Time:            06/19/08 at 11:50 p.m.                                                         


Suspect:               Winslow, Carl Edward,   age 39 of Siletz, Oregon 

Love, Serena Marteece, age 36 of Springfield,



Details:                  On June 19th at about 11:50 p.m., a Newport Police officer attempted to stop a 1996 Dodge Quad Cab pickup after observing it commit several traffic violations.  The vehicle fled from the officer at a high rate of speed east bound on Hwy 20 toward ToledoNewport officers were joined by Lincoln County deputies and troopers from the Oregon State Police.  While pursing the vehicle, the occupants began throwing furniture and other items from the vehicle.  The vehicle briefly left Hwy 20, turning north bound on Western Loop road.  Another Newport officer attempted to get into position to deploy spike strips, at which time the suspect tried to intentionally ram the officer in his patrol car.  The officer drove off the roadway and was able to avoid being struck.  The pursuit continued onto Hwy 229 and then again onto Hwy 20, with the occupants continuing to throw items out of the vehicle into the path of the pursing police vehicles and other on-coming traffic.  Toledo Police joined the pursuit and continued to assist as the pursuit proceeded at varying speeds on Hwy 20.  The vehicle left Hwy 20 and continued north bound on Hayes Creek Road until the vehicle came to an abrupt stop at the dead end of an old logging road.  Both occupants fled the vehicle on foot.  Benton County deputies, including a K9 unit, responded to the remote location to help with the search.  At about 1:00 a.m., the first suspect, Serena Love, was located in the brush by the Benton County deputy and his K9 partner.  She was taken into custody on a felony, no-bail Lane County warrant that charged her with Parole Violation. At about 2:50 a.m. the vehicle’s driver, Carl Winslow, was located by the K9 unit and taken into custody, initially on a felony warrant from Lane County that charged him with Probation Violation.





Both suspects were lodged at the Lincoln County Jail without further incident.  Winslow was charged with additional crimes of Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering, Attempted Assault I and Offensive Littering, with a total bail set at $142,500.    Photos of Winslow and Love are attached. 


Any person with additional information regarding this incident is requested to contact Officer Barry Macy of the Newport Police Department. 


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Information Released By:  Sgt Tom Simpson, (541) 574-3348




Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NPD MEDIA RELEASE                06-17-08 at 10:00 a.m.              


Updated Media Release


Newport Police Issue 12 citations in Compliance Check Operation


In an effort to reduce underage drinking in the City of Newport, the Newport Police Department conducted compliance checks on Thursday, June 12, 2008.  The checks resulted in a number of citations issued to clerks that sold alcohol to minor decoys.


This operation was conducted with the assistance of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and volunteer minor “decoys.”  A media release was published prior to the checks, announcing that Compliance Checks were going to be conducted sometime during last week.  Even with the notification several businesses sold alcohol to the minor decoys.  The Newport Police Department continues to practice a “Zero Tolerance” policy in regards to underage drinking and those who provide or sale alcohol to persons under 21 years of age.


Of the 29 businesses that were contacted, 12 of them sold alcohol to minors.  They included: Bay Market, Bayscapes Gallery & Coffee House, Beven’s Market & Deli, Bier One, LaMaison, Local Ocean Seafoods, Nye Beach Gallery, Oceana Natural Food, Safeway, TR Mini Mart, The Lighthouse Loft, and The Main Sail.  Of the 12 businesses that sold alcohol to the minor decoys, nine clerks did ask and looked at the decoy’s valid Oregon ID card before selling the alcohol to the minor. Three clerks did not ask to see ID before selling the decoys alcohol.


The Newport Police Department would like to stress the importance that vendors check ID, verify the age of the ID holder, and, if in doubt, don’t sell the alcohol.  The Police Department would like to thank those vendors that did check i.d. and refused to sell alcohol to the minor decoys.


EUDL Coordinator Liz Mulder said, “It is always disappointing when a business sells alcohol to minors, especially under these circumstances. In order to effect a real change in our community we must educate everyone on the dangers of underage drinking.” 


Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or finding out what can be done to help reduce underage drinking is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department or Liz Mulder, EUDL Coordinator, at 574-0649.





        Information Released By:  Sgt. Todd R. Sarazin, 541-574-3348





Monday, June 16, 2008


NPD MEDIA RELEASE             06/13/2008 12:00 p.m.


Incident:             Burglary / Assault Arrest                   Case: 08N-02143


Location:            South Beach State Park


Date/Time:            06-13-08 / 5:20 AM


Suspect:               William Vincent Hahn, 18 years of age, Newport Resident


Details:                  On 06-13-08 at about 5:20 a.m., Newport Officers responded to a reported assault that occurred at South Beach State Park inside a park yurt.  Upon arrival, Officers found several subjects had surrounded the suspect, later identified as William Hahn, who had blood on himself and his clothing.  Hahn was detained while Officers investigated the incident.


The investigation showed that Hahn went to the park to look for the victim, his ex-girlfriend.  Hahn forced entry into a State Park yurt, where he found the victim.  Hahn attacked the victim by assaulting and strangling her.  The victim attempted to escape; however Hahn grabbed her and dragged her to his vehicle and attempted to force her into his vehicle.  With the assistance of a friend, the victim was able to run away from Hahn.  The victim ran to a nearby campsite, where she waited for Police arrival.


Hahn was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Burglary I, Assault II, Kidnapping I, Strangulation, Menacing, Criminal Mischief II, Reckless Endangering, and Disorderly Conduct with a bail of $282,500.00.


The victim was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Newport, where she was treated for injuries sustained in the assault.


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Information Released By:  Sgt. Jason Malloy, 541-574-3348