The Trial of Former Commercial Fishermen's festival director wrapping up in Clatsop County Circuit Court Tuesday with the sentencing of Ronald Williams. Williams opted to represent himself in the criminal trial in which he was accused of First degree aggravated theft, first degree theft and one count of tampering with a witness. The twelve person jury finding him guilty on Friday. Judge Philip Nelson sentencing Williams to 46 months in prison for the crimes, less than the 64 months requested by the Deputy District Attorney Steve Chamberlin.
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.4 percent, essentially unchanged from 8.3 percent in December. The January 2012 unemployment rate was 9.0 percent.
Monday afternoon around 3:00pm, a single vehicle was involved in a roll-over crash on the beach, taking place just north of Sunset Beach flipping onto its top. The 2001 red Dodge Neon reportedly had a total of five passengers at the time of the accident. All four passengers at the scene claimed that the driver fled the scene. One of the passengers experienced a serious injury resulting from the crash. The other three passengers on scene suffering minor injuries and all refused medical. There were said to be four dogs inside the vehicle as well. The owner of the vehicle Krystal Bloomfield was cited for driving uninsured, failure to register the vehicle and failure to title the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the beach. Click read more for large picture.
On Sunday March 3, 2013 at approximately 9:53pm, deputies from the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at 38410 Hwy 30, Space-15 (John Day Trailer Park) in rural Astoria, OR. The warrant was served pursuant to an ongoing investigation that revealed Eric N. Sharpsteen and Nicholas W. Jones were convicted felons and had possession of multiple firearms.
Oregon State Representative Debbie Boone reports that activity at the state Capitol is continuing at a hectic pace as legislative work continues in the 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly. Boone writes:
Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria received the Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award recognizes excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition.
Sunset Empire Transportation District's Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Kathleen Kleczek to the District Board
Friday afternoon a person who had been shopping at the Astoria Safeway store called Police and reported that three kids were leaving the store with mini kegs of beer. Astoria Police Responded to the area and found two of the three suspects.
State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run March 7-11 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches including Long Beach.
On Thursday February 28th at 3:20 p.m., Seaside Police responded to the Oceanfront Motel to assist management with a renter who was suppose to be out by Noon and had not vacated the room. The manager said that she knocked on the door and announced she was the manager several times with no answer but that she suspected someone was in the room.
Ocean Park residents and their neighbors have reason to celebrate. The Ocean Park Timberland library will be hosting a grand re-opening event to celebrate the expanded library on Saturday, March 16 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
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