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T he C olumbia P ress
The week ahead
M onday , M ay 11
• Port of Astoria Airport
Advisory Committee, 4
p.m., Terminal building, 1110
S.E. Flightline Drive.
• Seaside City Council, 7
p.m., 989 Broadway.
T uesday , M ay 12
• Clatsop County Planning
Commission, 10 a.m., 857
Commercial St., Astoria.
• Warrenton City Commis-
sion, 6 p.m., City Hall, 225
S. Main Ave. Will be live-
streamed on the city’s Face-
• Clatsop Community
College Board, 6:30 p.m.,
Columbia Hall Room 219,
1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria.
W ednesday , M ay 13
• Clatsop County Commis-
sion, 6 p.m., 857 Commercial
School Board, 7 p.m., War-
renton High School Library,
1700 S. Main Ave.
T hursday , M ay 14
• Warrenton Planning
Commission, 6 p.m., City
Hall, 225 S. Main Ave.
May 8, 2020
Public safety calls
T hefTs and burglaries
• Shoplifting, 1:19 p.m. April 30,
Walmart. Bryon Earl Freniere,
37, of Astoria was cited for
second-degree theft and crim-
inal mischief after he allegedly
attempted to leave the store with
$511 in merchandise, including
a hoverboard, clothes, watches
and candy. He also was cited for
allegedly leaving the store with
$148 in merchandise during a
shopping trip two days earlier.
• Shoplifting, 1 p.m. May 1,
Walmart. Christine K. Cook, 28,
of Rosburg, Wash., was cited for
second-degree theft after she
allegedly attempted to leave the
store without paying for $234 in
merchandise, including dog, cat
and chicken food, and dog toys.
• Burglary, 4:44 p.m. May 3,
0-100 block Northeast Heron
Avenue. A business owner re-
ported someone kicked in a door
to gain entry.
• Shoplifting, 5 p.m. May 3,
Walmart. Erin Michelle Wil-
liams, 38, of Portland was cited
for third-degree theft, criminal
mischief and criminal trespass-
ing after she allegedly attempted
to leave the store without paying
for $50 in merchandise that
included an airbed, sheets, pens
and a soda.
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• Shoplifting, 4:38 p.m. May 4,
Walmart. Lori Suzanne Smith,
58, of Warrenton was cited for
second-degree criminal mischief
after she allegedly damaged $116
in wallets, belts, clothes and a
s uspicious circuMsTances /
• Felon/other prohibited person
attempting to purchase a fire-
arm, 10:18 a.m. April 29, Gun &
Boot & Gear, Astoria.
• Female pedestrian injured
when she was knocked over by
a friendly dog running loose,
2:10 p.m. April 29, Sunset Beach
6:25 a.m. May
second-degree assault, menacing
and possession of methamphet-
amine. Warren had a baggie
containing .14 grams of crystal
meth, two knives and a long-bar-
reled handgun, according to a
• Commercial fishing violation,
7:29 p.m. May 4, 1500 West Ma-
rine Drive, Astoria. Commercial
fisherman Steven D. Telen, 51,
of Astoria was cited for criminal
failure to sell to a wholesale fish
dealer after he allegedly kept
a portion of salmon obtained
from the Youngs Bay Select Area
• Felon/other prohibited person
attempting to purchase a fire-
arm, 12:51 p.m. May 5, Walmart.
A 31-year-old Portland woman
was cited for false swearing and
case was referred to District
• Stop sign damaged, 12:53 a.m.
May 4, Southwest Ninth Street
and Ridge Road.
• Unsecured load of rocks that
broke windshield of second vehi-
cle, 5:30 p.m. April 30, Highway
101 near Fred Meyer.
• Two-vehicle collision, two inju-
ries, 10:02 a.m. May 1, Highway
30 at Claremont Road, Astoria.
A 32-year-old Vancouver wom-
an and a 1-year-old boy were
hospitalized after the car they
were in rear-ended a vehicle
stopped in traffic, Oregon State
• Traffic stop, 12:19 a.m. May
2, South Main Avenue at Fifth
Street. Scott A. McKinnon, 41, of
Warrenton was cited for crimi-
nal failure to carry and present a
license, driving while suspended
and having no insurance.
• Prohibited parking, noon May
2, Southwest Second Street at
Birch Court. Driver cited.
• Single-vehicle rollover, 10:39
p.m. May 2, Highway 202, 6.5
miles from Astoria. A 17-year-
old boy was injured when he
failed to negotiate a curve and
his Toyota Tacoma went down
an embankment and rolled sev-
eral times before stopping, OSP
• Vehicle into ditch, one injury,
7:56 p.m. May 3, Highway 26
at Saddle Mountain turnoff. A
64-year-old woman was injured
when she swerved to avoid an
animal in the road, struck a road
sign and crashed into a ditch,
OSP reported. She was taken to
Providence Seaside Hospital for
f ire and serVice calls
• Smell of gas or chemical, 10:05
p.m. May 2, 1400 block Snow-
M edical calls
• Female having seizure, 1:24
p.m. April 28, Fred Meyer.
• Female having seizure, 4:28
p.m. April 28, 300 block South-
east Marlin Avenue.
• Male with abdominal pain, 1:35
p.m. April 29, Walmart.
• Female with rapid heart rate, no
time given, April 29, City Hall.
• Female with heart issues, 7:54
p.m. April 29, Highway 101 at
• Male with low blood sugar, 9:13
p.m. April 30, 200 block South-
west Alder Avenue.
• Male bleeding, no time given,
May 2, 100 block Northwest
• Lift assist, 5:58 p.m. May 3,
600 block Alternate Highway
• Male unable to walk, 7:31 a.m.
May 4, 600 block Alternate
• Assist Medix with patient ex-
tracation, 3:24 p.m. May 4, 200
block Alder Court.
• Female lift assist, 11:33 a.m.
May 5, 1100 block Northwest
• One-year-old child not breath-
ing, 5:17 p.m. May 5, 1000
block King Salmon Place. Child
Letter to the editor
City should give
building to VFW
After reading the May 1 issue
of the Columbia Press, I am
truly shocked the Warrenton
City Council is trying to sell
the old Hammond Library to
the VFW for $90,000.
The city can’t show favor-
itism and give away taxpay-
I’ve lived in several states
and have worked on veterans
projects and can’t believe I
read that. Most cities support
their veterans and try to work
with them. The city can do
anything the voters instruct
them to do.
I certainly won’t be sup-
porting any elected official
who has that kind of attitude.
I suggest Hammond and the
rest of Warrenton voters
honor veterans and not allow
the squeezing of every last
penny from the VFW over a