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Seaside man gets ive
years for theft, child porn
By Kyle Spurr
EO Media Group
A Seaside man was sen-
tenced to ive years in prison
Friday for stealing a trailer and
illing it with stolen construction
equipment while possessing two
cellphones illed with multiple
images of child pornography.
Frank Benjamin Brelin
II, 48, was sentenced in Clat-
sop County Circuit Court af-
ter pleading no contest to four
counts of irst-degree encourag-
ing child sex abuse and pleading
guilty to two counts of irst-de-
Seaside Police arrested
Brelin in December. He stole
a utility trailer in October and
went to different homes and job
sites to steal ladders, scaffolding
and other construction equip-
len trailer and
valued at more
Most of the
and returned Frank Benja-
to the various
Police found a cellphone
with the stolen items that con-
tained the sexually explicit ma-
terial. The same images were
found on another cellphone that
Brelin was carrying with him,
according to police.
Brelin collected the illegal
images between January and
October 2015, according to the
As part of his sentence,
Brelin is required to register as
a sex offender.
Seaside man sentenced for wild police chase
High on drugs, he assaulted
By Kyle Spurr
EO Media Group
The Seaside man who was high on
methamphetamine and heroin when he led
police on a chaotic chase last fall through
a Cullaby Lake neighborhood was sen-
tenced Tuesday to more than two years in
Donald Allen Sanders, 35, eluded po-
lice, crashed into a yard, broke into a dep-
uty sheriff’s home and assaulted the depu-
ty’s wife before being arrested.
He pleaded guilty last month to
irst-degree burglary, fourth-degree as-
sault, leeing or attempting to elude a po-
lice oficer, recklessly endangering anoth-
er person and driving under the inluence
of intoxicants. He was sentenced in Clat-
sop County Circuit Court to 28 months
in prison and ive years probation. If he
violates probation, he would face an addi-
tional ive years in prison.
“While my intention
was not to hurt anybody
or put somebody’s life at
risk, I know I can’t take
that back,” Sanders said.
“There is nothing I can do
to take it back.”
The police chase be-
gan Oct. 6 when Sanders
sped through Seaside
traveling at about 70 mph in a 25 mph
zone. He headed northbound on U.S.
Highway 101, reaching speeds of more
than 90 mph.
Sanders then barreled through barri-
cades, went over lawns and drove down
walking paths in the Cullaby Lake neigh-
borhood. He caused more than $1,000 in
At one point, he stopped and tried to
steal a Clatsop County Parks Department
pickup truck, but the keys were not inside
the vehicle so he returned to his 1995 Nis-
Sanders crashed near Deputy Steve
Johnson’s house and ran on foot straight
into the home. He was met by Johnson’s
wife, Kelly Johnson, and slammed her
into the corner of a wall. She suffered in-
juries to her neck and back.
Deputy Johnson and Warrenton Police
Chief Mathew Workman were able to ar-
rest Sanders. They found tar heroin and a
knife in his possession.
When asked why he ran into the house,
Sanders told police he was trying to ind
another set of car keys so he could get
away. He said he ran into the deputy’s
wife and did not mean to hurt her.
“The defendant was extremely high on
methamphetamine, rambling about being
chased by somebody that wanted to kill
him because he stole their drugs,” Chief
Deputy District Attorney Ron Brown said.
Kelly Johnson, who works for the Dis-
trict Attorney’s Ofice, spoke at the sen-
She described enjoying the day with
her husband, 3-year-old son and 6-week
old daughter before Sanders barged in the
house. She remembers having to push her
son out of the way so he would not get
hurt. Her son still has nightmares and asks
if the bad man is coming back.
SEASIDE POLICE LOG
12:32 p.m., C and D Street and
Beach: Police assist other agency
engaged in helping a stranded
motorist stuck on sand on the
12:09 a.m., 200 block 1st
Avenue: Police assist a tourist
who can’t remember what hotel
he’s staying at; he also requests a
ride to the hospital.
9:08 a.m., Holladay Drive: An in-
dividual comes into the station
to register as a sex ofender.
6:39 p.m., 16th and Roosevelt:
Caller reports rude, trash-throw-
ing kids on bikes. Oicers
canvassing the area were unable
to locate suspects.
9:51 p.m., 1600 block S. Co-
lumbia: Caller reports a missing
child. Child is located prior to
2:28 a.m., 1000 block S. Down-
ing: Caller reports two dogs
living in a vehicle. Police conirm
this is true. The information
was forwarded to community
service oicer for follow up.
12:27 p.m., 1200 block S. Wa-
hanna: A successful subpoena
service was served to an indi-
vidual on S. Wahanna without
1:16 p.m. 1600 block Whisper-
ing Pines Drive: A code violation
was reported at a speciic
12:18 p.m. 100 block 6th
Avenue: Property crimes were
No further information was
8:26 p.m., 700 block Avenue E:
A missing person was reported.
10:40 a.m., Beach and Avenue
I: A transient camping in the
dunes is reported to be leaving
a mess. Police contact individual
and tell him to clean up and
3:02 p.m., 300 block S. Roos-
evelt: Caller reports an “aggres-
sive panhandler” at the entrance
to Safeway. Police observed the
person and spoke with them;
said the man was doing nothing
wrong, but advised him there
had been a complaint.
5:21 p.m., Hemlock Street:
Caller reports a cougar is in her
yard. Police responding ind
no animal but suggest it was a
dead cat that had been attacked
and killed by a coyote. Oicer
searching the area found no cat,
dead or alive, or cougar.
2:06 p.m., 400 block S. Roo-
sevelt: Property crimes were
6:50 p.m., 900 block Beach:
Caller reports an individual
going around putting notes on
vehicles parked on the street
in front of a residence saying
they are not allowed to park
there. Oicers made numerous
attempts to make contact with
whoever is residing in that
house but got no response.
4:33 p.m., 1300 block S. Roos-
evelt: Oicer disposes of a dead
12:27 p.m., 2000 block Boehm
Acres: Caller reports a man
and a woman ighting; oicers
responding to check said there
was no disturbance.
5:16 a.m., 2000 block S. Roos-
evelt: Police respond to report of
a deceased person.
6:43 p.m., 700 block 11th
Avenue: An assault took place.
12:21 a.m., 500 block S. Edge-
wood: Caller reports loud music
coming from a neighboring resi-
dence. Oicers advise musicians
of the complaint.
1:19 a.m., 500 block S. Edge-
wood: Same caller reports
noise coming from the same
neighboring residence. Oicers
1:55 p.m., Northbound
Highway 101: Caller reports an
intoxicated female leaving a bar
and getting in her car. Oicers
are unable to locate described
4:55 p.m., Beach: Citizen inds a
bong on the beach and turns it
over to the police.
5:55 p.m., N. Promenade: Caller
reports a group of people sitting
on the Prom smoking marijua-
na. Police contact group who
are smoking nothing.
2:16 a.m., Columbia and Ave-
nue A: Police give a courtesy ride
back to his hotel to an intoxicat-
ed man. He is turned over to a
responsible party who agrees to
keep him inside for the night.
10:44 a.m., Surfer’s Parking:
Caller reports a band of people
moving wood and loading it
into a vehicle. Police talk to the
group who say they are just
moving a carved piece of wood
a little further up the beach.
4:50 p.m. 800 block 14th
Avenue: Caller complains about
loud music and singing coming
from a nearby residence. Caller
is ofended by the lyrics. The
singer is advised.
12 a.m., 200 block S. Roosevelt:
A person who was asked to
leave didn’t. They changed their
mind after police arrived.
2:50 p.m., 400 block S. Roos-
evelt: A hit-and-run motor vehi-
cle accident occurred. No further
information was available.
7:11 a.m., 400 block 14th Street:
A missing person is reported.
11:04 a.m., 900 block Broad-
way: Caller reports adults sitting
in their car smoking with a child
in a car seat. Oicer advises
them about the law regarding
smoking in a vehicle with chil-
1:01 a.m., 12th and Prom:
Caller reports two people who
approached him to sell “$150
worth of crab for $10,” but who
left in a hurry when the caller
informed them he was a local
“not a tourist.” Police search the
area but are unable to locate the
1:28 p.m. Highway 101: Oicers
respond to a call about some-
one’s former foster mom who
is now in a stage of dementia
and who wanders the highway
mid-mornings. Oicer is unable
to locate the woman but tells
caller they will keep an eye out
3:56 p.m. 800 block S. Holladay:
Police respond to a report of a
person yelling and screaming
and walking in traic. Oicers
contact the subject who stated
he was praying and that he was
not walking in traic.
11:51p.m., 200 block N. Prom:
A child reported missing was
safely returned to its parents.
4:19 p.m. 1200 block S. Holl-
aday: Fraudulent activity of a
forgery nature was reported.
1:16 p.m., Third and Holladay:
An individual wanted on a war-
rant arrest was arrested.
2:14 p.m., 700 block Wahanna:
A dog bite was reported.
4:37 p.m., S. Holladay: A person
came into the police depart-
ment as a sex ofender.
10:58 p.m., Highway 101
and Junction: Caller reported
possible road rage incident
with vehicle tailgating her and
lashing high beams since the
junction. Oicer conducted
traic stop, where suspect
stated complainant was driving
40 mph in a 55 mph zone. Com-
plainant admitted to slowing
down when she felt suspect was
tailgating her. Both drivers were
advised of options for better
handling of similar incidents in
3:22 p.m., Beach: Lifeguards
report inding a lost child on the
beach. The child had already
been reported to police as a
missing person. The child’s fa-
ther came to the stand and the
two were reunited.
4:10 p.m., Beach: The aroma of
marijuana was reported on the
beach, location unknown. Police
4:51 p.m., 200 block S. Roo-
sevelt: Caller reports subject
smoking marijuana and getting
in vehicle with children and
driving away. A county wide ATL
6:04 p.m., 300 block Broadway:
Caller reports youths smoking
marijuana. Police are unable to
8:50 p.m., Tenth Street: Caller
reports vehicle parked blocking
driveway on private property.
Caller states the vehicle belongs
to a subject who is restrained
from the person living there.
Oicers ascertain both parties
are not at the scene. The block-
ing car owner is located and is
intoxicated. He said he would
ind a sober person to move the
vehicle. The complainant was
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7:28 a.m., 1300 block Broad-
way: Two people arguing loudly
and upsetting their neighbors
admitted to police they might
be a little too loud. They agree to
argue more quietly.
7:28 p.m., 1100 block Queen
Street: A missing person was
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