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    A2 • Friday, March 11, 2022 | Seaside Signal |
Turel honored for safe fl ight record
in the house for the night.
March 1
1:03 a.m., 600 block S. Edge-
wood: EMS call.
Feb. 25
3:34 a.m., 34000 block
Campbell Loop: EMS call.
4:24 a.m., 2200 block Skyline
Drive: Caller reports someone
going through garbage cans.
Police are unable to locate.
12:15 p.m., 1000 block S. Holla-
day: A disturbance is reported.
3:08 p.m., 1800 block Spruce:
Disturbance reported; the in-
volved person is said to have a
mental issue.
8:03 p.m., 200 block 16th Av-
enue: Caller reports notes are
being left on their door.
Feb. 26
12:23 a.m., 500 block Broad-
way: A bar fi ght is reported.
1:32 a.m., 800 block S. Roos-
evelt: A physical fi ght is report-
8:18 a.m., 500 block S. Colum-
bia: A case is taken for assault.
12:27 p.m., The Cove: Water
5:28 p.m., 1800 block Thomp-
son Falls Road: Caller reports
dispute with a neighbor.
10:34 p.m., 800 block Eleventh
Avenue: Caller reports “obnox-
ious and loud friends” who re-
fuse to leave.
Feb. 27
9:56 a.m., 800 block Broadway:
A caller reports an assault that
happened in the past at a hair
10:51 a.m., 800 block Broad-
way: A disturbance is reported.
12:41 p.m., 800 block Broad-
way: Caller says she would like
police to contact a male sub-
ject who is harassing her.
4:14 p.m., 800 block Broadway:
Two subjects are warned of dis-
orderly conduct.
11:31 p.m., Columbia and
Ocean Way: A person is arrest-
ed and charged with DUII.
10:23 a.m., 12th and Holladay:
Police give a courtesy ride to
someone to the bus stop.
12:38 p.m., Library: A person is
1:16 p.m., 400 block Shore Ter-
race: A disturbance is reported.
1:33 p.m., Avenue S by the re-
cycling center: A disturbance is
reported that results in an EMS
2:19 p.m., Recycling Center: A
person is arrested on a warrant.
11:30 p.m., 600 block S. Edge-
wood: EMS call.
11:57 p.m., 1100 block Broad-
way: A person is arrested on a
March 2
7:46 a.m., 2000 block Cooper
Drive: Fire alarm activation.
9:44 a.m., Eighth and Necan-
icum: Abandoned junk is re-
12:36 p.m., 800 block Necani-
cum: A disturbance is reported.
4:02 p.m., 1500 block Lea Way:
Another agency is assisted on
an EMS call.
6:18 p.m., 2200 block N. Roo-
sevelt: Caller reports a dis-
turbance and a man making
6:36 p.m. 300 block Fourth Av-
enue: A male juvenile is report-
ed missing after running away.
11:36 p.m., Firefi ghters are as-
sisted on a medical call.
11:46 p.m., Tenth and Necani-
cum: A disturbance is reported.
March 3
4:19 a.m., 2200 block S. Prom: A
disturbance is reported.
7:34 a.m., 400 block S. Holla-
day: Caller reports their car was
entered by an unauthorized
2:11 p.m., 2300 block Ocean
Vista; EMS call.
Feb. 28
3:09 p.m., Eleventh and Necani-
cum: A disturbance is reported.
2:23 a.m., 800 block S. Roos-
evelt: A person is arrested on a
misdemeanor warrant.
6:59 p.m., 200 block S. Holla-
day: A male subject is reported
stealing from a business.
8:11 a.m., S. Holladay: A person
who accidentally locked them-
selves out of their vehicle at
Ace Hardware is provided with
the number of a locksmith.
7:37 p.m., Fifth and Downing:
Caller reports an unknown
male followed him for several
blocks, harassing him.
11:41 a.m., 900 block Avenue
H: Caller reports a man holding
a knife came to her door two
days earlier.
2:56 p.m., Necanicum and Elev-
enth: EMS call.
8:17 p.m., 1600 block N. Roos-
evelt: Caller reports a man ha-
rassing customers at a business.
10:04 p.m., Old High School: A
man is reported walking back
and forth in the roadway.
reported a day earlier as be-
longing to a possibly suicidal
subject, was found by a troop-
er. The car was empty and the
trooper spoke to the subject
on the phone. He said he was
not planning self-harm and
was going to a hospital in Port-
land the next day.
Seaside Signal
Gary Turel, owner and
pilot for Seaside Helicop-
ters, won a special honor
on his retirement.
The event was cele-
brated with 18 people
present at the El Compa-
dre Restaurant in Warren-
ton, friend John Glen said,
including representatives
from the Port of Astoria,
the Astoria Airport Advi-
sory Committee, employ-
ees of Seaside Helicop-
ters, the new owners of the
heliport Bruce and Tami
Rath, fellow pilots and
Glen, an active pilot,
fl ew with Turel for six
years. He put Turel in for
the award and organized
the event.
Curt Cowley and Joe
Mollahan of the Federal
Aviation Administration’s
Portland Flight Standards
District Offi ce in Hills-
boro delivered a certifi cate
of achievement in promot-
ing aviation safety at Sea-
side Helicopters from 2002
to 2021.
“A constant focus on
aviation safety allowed
Seaside Helicopters to con-
duct sight-seeing fl ights
without incident or acci-
dent for 20 years,” they
read in presenting the cer-
tifi cate. “Your profession-
alism enabled thousands
of people to enjoy majestic
views of the northern Ore-
gon Coast in a safe and effi -
cient manner.”
A Tigard resident, Turel
announced his retirement
last June. “There’s a point
Hydraulic jack in lane
A car traveling west Feb. 25 at
2:22 p.m. on U.S. Highway 26
near milepost 11 struck a large
hydraulic fl oor jack lying in the
westbound lane. Damage was
done to the undercarriage of
the vehicle and one tire was
fl attened. Gary’s Tow respond-
ed to the scene. The driver,
from Portland, wasn’t injured.
Pedestrian sideswiped
A pedestrian standing in the
roadway Feb. 26 at 11:32 p.m.
on U.S. Highway 101 at mile-
post 19 was struck by a car trav-
eling north behind another car.
The pedestrian was standing in
one of the northbound lanes.
The driver traveling in front
swerved into another lane to
avoid hitting him, but the sec-
ond driver had no time to react
and sideswiped the pedestrian
who was standing illegally in
the roadway. Medical person-
nel responded to the scene
and the pedestrian, a 33-year-
old male from Beaverton, was
taken to the hospital for treat-
ment and was given criminal
citations for disorderly conduct
there. The driver, a Seaside ju-
venile, was provided with crash
Impaired driver
A driver was arrested March 2
on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost
10 at 4:12 p.m. when troopers
observed a traffi c violation
resulting in a traffi c stop. The
driver appeared impaired and
was asked to perform fi eld so-
briety tests resulting in his ar-
rest. Wesley Dalton Leraas, 28,
was transported to the Clatsop
County Jail where he gave two
breath samples showing .00%
B.A.C. He also provided a urine
sample. He was given citations
and released to the custody of
jail staff . His car was towed. He
was charged with driving while
using a controlled substance
and reckless driving.
in time with just like air-
line pilots, really other
pilots, you should probably
get out of the game before
somebody asks you to,” he
said at the time. “And so
that time for me will be the
end of this year.”
He fl ew throughout the
summer and into the fall.
Turel learned to fl y by
getting a job at the Hill-
sboro Airport when he
was 15, earning his pilot’s
license before his driver’s
license. He was in the Ore-
gon Air National Guard
for nine years. He and his
family were in the income
tax preparations business
for many years and owned
Columbia Turel Bookkeep-
ing. Seaside Helicopters
launched in 1990. Turel
purchased the business in
Turel fi gures he’s taken
more than 100,000 people
into the air.
“The positive impact on
these people creates life-
long memories,” the FAA
certifi cate read. “The scen-
ery will always leave a last-
ing impression, but positive
interaction with an aviation
professional like you will
be remembered as well.
Congratulations on a job
well done.”
James A. Osburn
Feb. 22, 2022
Driver hits tree
A crash was reported March 3
at 2:37 p.m. on U.S. Highway
101 and Old Pine Drive. A driv-
er heading north crossed the
southbound lane, left the road-
way, hit a tree, and rolled his
vehicle. The driver, a 67-year-
old man from Warrenton, suf-
fered minor injures but there
was extensive damage to his
vehicle. He told police he didn’t
know what happened. He was
evaluated by medics but not
transported. His car was towed.
John Glenn
Joe Mollahan of the Federal Aviation Administration,
helicopter pilot Gary Turel and Curt Cowley of the FAA. Turel
was honored for his achievements.
OSBURN, James A., 77, of Seaside, died in Seaside. Hughes-Ransom Mortuary is in
charge of the arrangements.
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Angler cited
6:52 p.m., 2400 block Boehm
Acres: EMS call.
8:34 p.m., 600 block S. Edge-
wood: EMS call.
10:25 p.m., N. Edgewood and
Ocean Way: EMS call.
Welfare check
11:13 p.m., 1200 block Avenue
D: Parties reported arguing
agree to stay in separate rooms
A 28-year-old Aloha man was
contacted by troopers Feb.
24 at 5:14 p.m., after his car,
An angler whose privileges
were suspended was caught by
a trooper March 3 at 12:23 p.m.,
on U.S. Highway 101 while fi sh-
ing in the Necanicum River.
When he could not provide a
license or a tag, it was learned
his privileges were suspended.
He is a 45-year-old Seaside man
and he was criminally cited.
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