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The Columbia Press
July 2, 2021
Public safety calls
Thefts and burglaries
• Burglary, 4:13 p.m. June 25,
100 block Northeast Harbor
Court. The owner of a business
reported $995 in power tools
and 20-volt batteries was stolen.
• Shoplifting, 10:24 p.m. June 25,
Walmart. Jonathan B. Lam-
bert, 34, of Astoria was cited
for second-degree theft and
criminal trespassing after he
allegedly attempted to leave the
store without paying for $133
in merchandise, including an
• Shoplifting, 5:40 p.m. June 26,
Walmart. Dawn C. Davis, 55, of
Long Beach, Wash., was cited for
third-degree theft and criminal
mischief after she allegedly at-
tempted to leave the store with-
out paying for $30 in clothes.
The week ahead
Sunday, July 4
• Independence Day.
Monday, July 5
• Independence Day fed-
eral holiday. Government
offices, banks and many
businesses will be closed.
Tuesday, July 6
• Astoria City Council, 7
p.m., City Hall, 1095 Duane
St., 2nd floor.
• Clatsop County Fair
Board, 5:30 p.m., Exhibit
Hall, 92937 Walluski Loop.
Wednesday, July 7
• Seaside Farmers Mar-
ket, 2-6 p.m., 1120 Broadway.
• Gearhart City Council,
7 p.m., City Hall, 698 Pacific
Thursday, July 8
Chamber annual barbe-
cue, 5:30 p.m., Lewis & Clark
Golf and RV Park, 92294
Youngs River Road.
• Warrenton Planning Com-
mission, 6 p.m., City Hall, 225
S. Main Ave.
Saturday, July 10
• Saturday Market at the
Port of Ilwaco, 10 a.m. to 4
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• Man using knife to cut off tags,
6:56 p.m. June 27, Walmart.
Margo A. Welch, 58, of Canby
was cited for third-degree theft
and criminal mischief after she
allegedly attempted to leave
the store without paying for a
flashlight and PopSocket. Sidney
Arnold Erickson, 74, of New-
berg was arrested on suspicion
of third-degree theft, criminal
possession, carrying a concealed
weapon and being a felon in pos-
session of a restricted weapon.
The value of the merchandise
• Shoplifting, 7:38 p.m. June 27,
Walmart. Jessica L. Herring, 30,
of Astoria was cited for third-de-
gree theft, criminal mischief and
criminal trespassing after she
allegedly attempted to leave the
store without paying for $63 in
groceries and shoes.
• Traffic stop, 4:17 p.m. June 22,
Southwest Second Street near
Alder Avenue. Driver cited for
driving while suspended and
having no insurance.
• Two-vehicle collision with
property damage and possi-
Warrenton Fire Department
A five-car collision with injuries blocks the intersection of High-
way 101 and Ensign Lane shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
ble injury, 12:47 p.m. June 25,
South Main Avenue at Ninth
Street. A 32-year-old woman
from St. Helens was cited for
running a stop sign and having
no insurance. Both cars were
damaged as was a stop sign and
• Collision with injuries, 8:49
p.m. June 25, Northwest War-
renton Drive at Ninth Street.
A northbound driver turned
into the path of an oncoming
car, which attempted to avoid a
collision by swerving onto the
shoulder. The vehicle struck a
fence and went airborne before
coming to rest against a house.
Kelli Fulton Buoy, 41, and
passenger, Albert Burkleo, 40,
both of Hammond, were taken
to Columbia Memorial Hospital
for treatment of possible inju-
ries. Christopher J. Guelde, 20,
of Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
Wash., was cited for failing to
yield the right of way.
• Two-vehicle collision, no inju-
ries, 6:09 p.m. June 27, Pacific
Drive in Hammond.
• Traffic stop, 9 a.m. June 28,
Southwest Ninth Street and
Ridge Road. Seth T. Morgan, 26,
of Astoria was cited for criminal
driving while suspended.
• Traffic stop, 1:10 p.m. June 28,
Alternate Highway 101 at Ensign
Lane. Kevin L. Wilson, 56, of
Astoria was cited for criminal
failure to carry and present a
license, driving while suspended
and having no insurance.
• Vehicle struck building, 1:19
p.m. June 28, T.J. Maxx. A
73-year-old Astoria woman
attempting to park struck a por-
tion of the building.
City Manager Linda Eng-
bretson, who announced her
retirement last week, worked
under six city managers be-
fore she was appointed to
the post in 2016. They are
Gil Gramson, Scott Derick-
son, Ed Madere, Preston
Polasek, Bob Maxfield and
Kurt Fritsch. In addition, Jim
Hough served as interim city
manager a bit while she was
The Columbia Press incor-
rectly stated the number of