Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On September 4, 2013 at 3:55 AM Astoria Police received a report from Robert Olsen, age 56 of Astoria, that a male subject had broken into his home and assaulted him with a baseball bat. The report of the incident was about 15 minutes old at the time Olsen called dispatch. Olsen had walked from his Irving Ave home to Columbia Memorial Hospital. While at Columbia Memorial Hospital he was triaged for injuries to his head and ribs but left the hospital prior to being treated.

 

Olsen provided a detailed description of the male. He said that he had first knocked on his window at the front of the house and asked to use his phone because there was a fight down the street. Olsen told the male that he did not have a phone and to leave. The male walked away but about five minutes later kicked in the back door of the residence and entered. The subject struck Olsen several times with a baseball bat before leaving. Because of the condition of the house it is difficult to know what was taken.

At about 0541 Sergeant Brian Aydt heard the Clatsop County SO responding to a call of a vehicle parked in the middle of the road facing the wrong direction on Lewis and Clark Road near Logan Road. When the SO arrived they contacted Adrian Konecny, age 24 of Astoria, and Sarah M Smith, age 28 of Gerhardt. Aydt knew that Smith had recently been arrested for multiple charges where Olsen had been the victim. He also knew that Olsen and Smith are related. When Aydt arrived at the scene he found that Konecny matched Olsen's description exactly.

Konecny was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail on charges of Robbery 1, Burglary 1 and Assault 2. Smith was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 1, and Conspiracy to Commit, Assault 2.

Astoria Police seized the vehicle to search for evidence related to the case. The vehicle still has evidence tape sealign some the doors from the last time APD seized the vehicle.

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