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Q: What is about working with
people that you like?
Get to know Stacey Brown, the former executive director of United
Way of Clatsop County, who joined the Seaside Police Department
as its communications manager Oct. 12. Brown, of Warrenton, was
offi cially sworn-in during a Seaside City Council meeting Nov. 23.
By Katherine Lacaze
ter operates smoothly.
KATHERINE LACAZE/SEASIDE SIGNAL
Q: How many dispatchers are
Q: How long did you work at
United Way and what did you do
Astoria, so if stuff goes on there,
going to do on the job.
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Stacey Brown was sworn in as the
new communications manager
for the Seaside Police Department
during a Seaside City Council meet-
ing Nov. 23. Brown, the former
executive director for United Way
of Clatsop County, started working
at the department in mid-October.
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SEASIDE POLICE LOG
5:10 a.m., Broadway and Wah-
anna Road: Offi cer responded
to report of suspicious activity.
Upon contact, offi cer inquired
a group of subjects but could
not determine their involve-
4:59 p.m., 500 block of South
Prom: Citizen called for assis-
tance in locating a family mem-
ber who had taken her son for a
walk and was an hour overdue.
Offi cer advised, then citizen
called back to say her son had
been returned to her, no offi cer
6:01 p.m., 2200 block of North
Wahanna Road: 911 caller
reported vehicle off side of the
road almost into a ditch. Offi cer
responded and checked the
area, but vehicle was no longer
1:49 p.m., 500 block of South
Downing Street: Anonymous
person reports a woman scream-
ing until hoarse. Offi cer made
contact. Woman is contacting
family and counselors for follow
6:06 p.m., Avenue G and
Holladay Drive: Caller reporting
person under the infl uence of
drugs standing in middle of
street. Offi cer searched the area
to no avail.
8:26 p.m., Columbia Street and
Broadway: 911 caller reported
verbal disturbance. Offi cers
responded and made contact.
Verbal argument between father
2:23 p.m., 400 block of Avenue
A: Anonymous report of an in-
toxicated male urinating behind
the building. Offi cer responded
to the area, unable to locate.
2:08 p.m., U.S. Highway 101 and
Seaside High School: 911 caller
reporting a vehicle driving errat-
ically. Offi cers responded and
stopped the vehicle and advised
drivers of the complaints.
9:09 p.m., 400 block of South
Franklin Drive: Caller request-
ing offi cers to have subject
leave her property. She specif-
ically stated she did not wish
contact from offi cers. Offi cer
were unable to locate subject,
gone upon arrival.
1:33 p.m., 700 block of Avenue
B: 911 caller reported subjects
trying to break in her door. Offi cer
checked the area and no damage
was done to the door. Subjects
are trespassed from the residence.
6:49 p.m., North Columbia
Street: Caller reported theft of
services. Offi cer responded and
6:25 p.m., 1100 block of Fifth
Avenue: Offi cer assisted subjects
exchange information after they
were involved in a minor motor
4:28 p.m., 300 block of South
Roosevelt Drive: Offi cer respond-
ed at the request of staff to tres-
pass subject from store. Offi cer
located and advised subject of
10:17 p.m., 300 block of South
Roosevelt Drive: Offi cers re-
sponded to report of suspicious
person. Upon offi cer arrival,
subject was trying to wrangle
some stray kittens.
8:52 a.m., 300 block of South
Wahanna Road: Caller reported a
hit-and-run to his parked vehicle
overnight. Offi cer responded.
7:35 p.m., 2700 block of U.S.
Highway 101: Private party had
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4:48 a.m., 2100 block of
Lewis and Clark Road: Offi cers
responded to the report of
disturbance. Upon offi cer arrival,
subjects were separated. Peace
restored. Verbal in nature only.
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7:20 p.m., Necanicum and
First Avenue: 911 caller reports
hearing explosions in the
area. Offi cer advised it was
6:08 p.m., 1100 block of Avenue
B: Offi cer assisted Clatsop Coun-
ty Sheriff ’s Offi ce with serving a
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6:03 p.m., 1100 block of Broad-
way: Offi cer assisted in informa-
tion exchange in a minor motor
2:29 p.m., Spruce Drive and Wa-
hanna Road: Caller reported el-
derly male in wheelchair on road
hitchhiking and was concerned
for his welfare. Offi cer made
contact, subject was getting a
ride home and was ﬁ ne.
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Roosevelt Drive: Off -duty offi cer
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