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Local officers spread holiday cheer
Cannon Beach, Seaside officers
participate in Seaside Rotary event
By Lyra Fontaine
EO Media Group
Donning Santa hats, 10 police officers from
Seaside and Cannon Beach paired with local
children to help them shop for Christmas gifts
at Fred Meyer in Warrenton.
The Dec. 10 event was the Rotary Club of
Seaside’s first time adopting the nationwide
“Shop With a Cop” program that connects local
police officers with children.
“It was an absolutely wonderful event,” said
organizer Maureen Casterline. “The kids had a
great time and the police had an equally good
After the loss of Seaside Sgt. Jason Goodding
earlier this year, the Rotary Club searched for a
way to help build relationships and appreciation
for their local police force.
“We put our heads together and this is what
we came up with,” Casterline said. “We think of
Cannon Beach police officers Josh Gregory,
Lt. Chris Wilbur, James Jordan, Chief Jason
Schermerhorn, Jodi Symonds and Matthew
Nunnally participate in the Shop With a Cop
it as a small step.”
The Rotary Club provided the children with
gift cards to purchase presents for family mem-
bers at Fred Meyer. Officers also purchased a gift
for each child and drove them back to Seaside in
the squad cars.
“It was a lot of fun to see the children so excit-
ed to ride in the police cars and activate the lights
and sirens,” Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason
Schermerhorn said. “They were also so happy to
be able to buy items for their parents and siblings.
It was fun watching them shop for great deals and
put a lot of thought into their purchases.”
Broadway Middle School helped identify 10
students who might benefit from the experience.
After the event, the children started referring
to the officers as “my police officers,” Caster-
line said. “Sometimes that relationship-building
piece takes a bit of a commitment, but the kids
will now think of police officers as someone who
could help them if they needed help.”
At breakfast provided by the Seaside Pig ’N
Pancake, the children and officers got to know
each other and learned about each other’s lives.
Casterline said the event would not have hap-
pened without community support.
“We’re grateful for Pig ’N Pancake because
that made it so much more comfortable for the
children. Fred Meyer made a wonderful donation
to make this program happen and offered dis-
counts,” Casterline said. “Police officers bought
kids items out of their own pockets and are really
trying to bridge the gap. It made me so proud of
the caliber of the police officers in our communi-
ty. They are just extraordinary.”
from parked cars
A string of car break-ins has brought
a request for assistance from the Clatsop
County Sheriff’s Office. Along with As-
toria, Warrenton, Gearhart, Seaside and
Cannon Beach police, the sheriff’s office
is asking for assistance after break-ins
and thefts from cars parked in driveways
throughout Clatsop County.
Since Christmas Eve, more than 30
break-ins occurred in the Knappa/Svensen
areas through rural Warrenton. The cities of
Astoria, Warrenton, and Seaside were also
hit with several thefts from vehicles. In all
but a few isolated cases, the vehicles were
left unlocked and in darkened driveways.
In some of these cases, rifles, pistols, bin-
oculars, spotting scopes, expensive elec-
tronics, wallets, Christmas presents, and
hundreds of dollars in cash were left in
plain view, and in unlocked vehicles.
The Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office
can be contacted at 503-325-8635; ask
for Sgt. Jason Hoover or Resident Deputy
SEASIDE POLICE LOG
1:21 p.m., Spruce Street: Police
give advice regarding a court
ordered parenting agreement.
2:27 p.m., 700 block Downing
Street: A man called to report
another man he thought might
be holding a gun. The subject
neither pointed or brandished
the presumed weapon, and the
caller could not give a good
description of the subject be-
fore they hung up on the police
dispatch. Police arriving in the
area could not find anyone
with a gun.
10:17 a.m., 2000 block S. Roo-
sevelt: Caller reports someone
attempting to get change with
what the caller believed to be a
fake $100 bill. Police respond to
say the bill was real.
10:38 a.m., Avenue A: Caller
reports youths throwing
snowballs. Police responding
say no snowball throwers were
5:49 p.m., 2000 block Mill-
creek Road: Police respond to
a report of an intoxicated man
attempting to breach a locked
door. The man is known, on
occasion, to stay at this address.
7:20 p.m., Columbia and
Avenue I: An assault was com-
10:28 a.m., 300 block S. Roo-
sevelt: Caller reports what he
believes is a dead man in a car.
Then the man woke up. Police
determine the man was resting
while his wife shopped.
5:40 p.m., 400 block 2nd
Street: Caller reports his
13-year-old daughter miss-
ing as they moved from one
residence to another. Police
determine the girl had fallen
asleep in the vacated residence.
11:33 a.m., Roosevelt: Caller
reports a woman distraught
over her missing husband and
child. Police contact husband
and determine this to be a civil
matter and turn the case over
to another agency.
12:42 p.m., 1200 block S. Wa-
hanna: Manager of a building
reports paranormal activity
occurring in a vacant room.
2:33 a.m., 2500 block S.
Roosevelt: Police respond to a
report of a deceased person.
No further information was
12:30 p.m., Highway 101 and
Avenue U: Caller reports a pos-
sible intoxicated driver; police
locate described vehicle parked
at The Cove. The driver was
not intoxicated but admitted
to looking at paperwork while
driving. The driver was warned
of distracted driving.
2:50 p.m., 400 block S. Roo-
sevelt: Caller reports a rude
panhandler hollering at people.
Police contact subject who
admits having a verbal confron-
tation with someone who was
probably the caller.
7:54 a.m., 400 block S. Holla-
10:20 a.m., Broadway and
Columbia: Police responding to
a report of a child sitting alone
on a curb, appearing cold, are
unable to locate the described
4:31 p.m., Seaside police de-
partment: A person comes in to
register as a sex offender.
3:31 p.m., 1300 block N. Holl-
aday: Caller reports a missing
person who returned on their
own before police arrival.
day: A dog that was lost was
returned to its owner.
12:08 p.m., 1100 block Avenue
A: Police respond to a report
of a man yelling his child was
missing. The child was subse-
quently found in the residence,
hiding under a sofa.
1:39 p.m., 1400 block S.
Wahanna: A man lying by the
roadway was advised by police
to not lie down there.
10:19 a.m., 800 block S.
Holladay: A property manager
reports that one of his tenants
is threatening a neighbor.
2:29 p.m., 400 block 1st Ave-
nue: Police arrest and charge a
subject with disorderly conduct
after he resists arrest.
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3:13 a.m., 1300 block 2nd Ave-
nue: Caller reports an unknown
person passed out on their
couch, seemingly intoxicat-
ed. Police responded, Medix
was summoned. The person
whose couch it was chose not
to press trespass charges. Due
to a perceived high level of
intoxication, the person was
transported to the hospital for
6:24 p.m., 400 block S. Holla-
day: A lady who accidentally
locked herself out of an apart-
ment with two young children
inside was assisted by police to
regain entry to the unit.
12:33 p.m., 10th Avenue:
Police respond to a report
of a barefoot man wearing a
bathrobe walking on the street.
The man tells police he is fine
and he prefers going barefoot
because it is “meditative.”
6:16 p.m., Ninth and N. Holla-
day: A woman tells police that
her “male half” man is acting
crazy. Both parties were con-
tacted and advised of options
of how to behave and get
6:47 p.m., Ninth and N. Holla-
day: The woman who said her
man was acting crazy called
911 to say he had kicked her
out of the trailer. Police advise
her of misuse of 911.
1:52 p.m., Avenue A: Caller
reports a man searching inside
a car in a parking garage. The
man tells police he is searching
for his lost umbrella. No crime
8:58 p.m., 700 block S. Wahan-
na: A man put on a mandatory
hold at the hospital left the
hospital. Police located him and
returned him to his room.
10:27 p.m., 1300 block 2nd
Avenue: A woman who said she
hadn’t heard from her mother
in over a week requested a
welfare check on the woman.
Police spoke with the mother
and advised her of the daugh-
2:54 p.m., 800 block 11th
Avenue: Police respond to a re-
port of a deceased person. No
further information was given.
7:07 p.m., 9th and Roosevelt: A
woman who said she smelled
marijuana coming from a mov-
ing car with a broken headlight
resulted in police searching
for the vehicle. They could not
10:32 p.m., 800 block S. Hol-
laday: Caller reports that kids
nearby are bouncing off the
walls. Police attempt to contact
the adjacent residence but no
further sounds are heard, and
no one answered the door.
2:03 a.m., N. Wahanna:
Caller reports someone trying
their doorknob, attempting
entrance. Police searching the
area found nothing suspicious.
4:28 p.m., Highway 101 and
Java Reef: Caller reports large
number of elk attempting to
cross the road. The elk success-
fully navigated their crossing
before police arrived.
9:30 p.m,. North Y: Police assist
with stopped traffic as elk herd
cross the road.
1:37 p.m., 200 block S. Colum-
bia: Police respond to a report
of a man talking to himself and
asking people to give him mon-
ey so he could burn it. Police
are unable to locate the subject
3:48 p.m., 700 block Avenue B:
A woman who had been told
an hour earlier to not misuse
911 called again and was
issued a citation for misuse of
an emergency number.
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