Man cited for no valid license

The driver of a BMW sedan was pulled over on a routine traffic stop at around 5 p.m. on April 6 and ended up being cited by the Oregon State Police for not having a valid driver’s license and driving uninsured.

Heath Eldon Dean Marshall, 39, of Newport was stopped on Highway 101 near milepost 138 in the Agate Beach area of Newport. After he was cited by OSP, Marshall’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Rowley’s Towing.

Man cited for suspended driving

An Oregon State Police officer conducted a traffic stop at around 9:20 a.m. on April 15 when the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was swerving in his lane on Highway 101 in Newport.

The driver, identified as Dustin Eugene Whinnery, 34, of Philomath, was determined to be driving with a suspended license, and he had outstanding warrants in Albany and Philomath. Whinnery was cited and released. His vehicle was towed by Coast Towing.

Wheels stolen from disabled vehicle

A Ford Explorer was left parked alongside Highway 18 near Otis on April 16 after the vehicle experienced a mechanical failure.

According to an Oregon State Police log, while the Explorer was parked at that location, someone stole the wheels — the theft involved stock rims that had been painted black.

OSP took information from the vehicle owner.

Man cited on DUII charge

An Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Ford 250 pickup at around 6:15 p.m. on April 18, after observing the driver unable to maintain his speed or stay within the lane of travel. The vehicle was stopped on Highway 101 just north of Ona Beach.

The driver of the pickup, which had Nevada license plates, was identified as Kenneth Alan Williams, 58. When the state trooper made contact, Williams was exhibiting numerous signs of impairment, according the OSP report, which also stated he consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly. Williams reportedly admitted to taking several prescription medications and admitted to not feeling safe to drive.

Williams was taken into custody for DUII, and during a pat down, he was found to be in possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. He also admitted to recently using cannabis, according to the report. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where a breath test showed him to have a 0.00 percent blood alcohol concentration. Williams agreed to provide a urine sample for analysis. He was cited and released on charges of DUII-controlled substances and reckless driving.

Handgun stolen from vehicle

An Oregon State Police trooper investigated a report of a handgun being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked alongside Highway 101 near milepost 134 in the Beverly Beach area.

A passenger window was broken and the gun was stolen, according to the OSP report. Information was taken from the property owner.

Woman cited for failure to appear

An Oregon State Police officer responded to D River State Park in Lincoln City at around 5:30 p.m. on April 12 to assist a state park employee with removing a woman from the park. Identified as Renee Lynn Gillette, 64, of Lincoln City, the state trooper discovered that she had an active misdemeanor warrant filed against her in Lincoln County Circuit Court for failure to appear. The Lincoln County Jail declined to lodge her due to COVID-19 restrictions. She was cited and released.

Rollover crash near Seal Rock

An Oregon State Police officer responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Seal Rock at around 2:20 p.m. on April 17.

The driver of a Toyota Rav 4 was traveling south when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle crashed and rolled on the southbound shoulder near milepost 150. The driver of the Rav 4, an 80-year-old Nevada resident, was transported by Pacific West Ambulance to the hospital for evaluation, according to the OSP report.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene. The vehicle was removed by Coast Towing.

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