Man arrested for disorderly conduct
An adult male was arrested for disorderly conduct in the second degree after police received numerous complaints of the man threatening to shoot people, yelling, getting into the highway, and throwing rocks onto the highway.
The incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, along Highway 101 in Yachats.
The man identified as Michael Obokech, 44, of Brookings. He was transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was lodged. It was also discovered that he was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant out of Lane County.
Car crashes after sliding on ice
At around 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 25, a Toyota Matrix was headed west on Highway 20 near milepost 15 when the vehicle slid on ice and crashed into the earth embankment. The vehicle rotated and came to rest in the eastbound lane. It was termed a total loss.
The 80-year-old female driver reported no injuries and refused medical attention. She arranged for a tow truck.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Fire, Oregon Department of Transportation and Newport Fire assisted at the scene.
Man cited for driving while suspended
At around 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 26, an Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Honda Pilot on Highway 101 near milepost 146 because the vehicle had no license plates.
The driver, identified as Steven Charles Cook, 33, of Lincoln City, was found to be driving with a suspended license and was cited and released. He was also cited for not displaying license plates and driving uninsured.
Driver arrested for DUII
On Feb. 27, at around 11:30 a.m., an Oregon State Police officer stopped the driver of a Volkswagen Golf on Highway 101 in Waldport for a traffic violation.
After an investigation, the driver, identified as Stephen Morris Bigelow, 59, of Stayton, was arrested for DUII-alcohol, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. He was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.
Gun stolen in car break-in
The Oregon State Police responded at around 3:15 p.m. on March 2 to a report of two vehicles being broken into while they were parked near the Moolack Beach parking area.
According to the police report, personal items and a firearm were taken during the theft. There were no suspects or leads in the case.
Driver cited for DUII
At around 7 p.m. on March 7, a driving complaint was called in on a white Toyota Tacoma pickup northbound from Newport to Depoe Bay.
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy located and stopped the pickup. An Oregon State Police officer assisted on the traffic stop, and both officers saw that the involved driver appeared to be impaired. The driver, identified as Lucas Omar Angel Sanchez, 28, of Aberdeen, Wash., performed voluntary field sobriety tests, and further signs of impairment was observed.
He was arrested and transported to the Lincoln City Police Department, where he provided a breath sample indicating a 0.11 percent blood alcohol concentration. He was cited for DUII and reckless driving and was released at his residence.
The pickup was towed by Car Care Towing.
Traffic stop turns up small quantity of methamphetamine
An Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Ford F15 pickup at around 9 a.m. on March 4 after observing traffic violations.
After the traffic stop was completed, the officer was given consent to search the vehicle. During that search, he located three meth pipes and one Ziploc baggie with meth residue inside. He seized the items and placed them into evidence for destruction. The driver, a 37-year-old Seal Rock woman, was issued a warning for an un-signaled turn. No further action was taken.
Two-car crash results in both drivers being cited
An Oregon State Police officer responded to a two-vehicle crash at around 8:30 p.m. on March 5 near milepost 5 on Highway 18.
According to the OSP report, the driver of vehicle one was attempting a U-turn when it was t-boned by vehicle two. The driver of vehicle two and a passenger in vehicle one were transported for injuries. The driver of vehicle one was cited for driving without insurance, and the driver of vehicle two was cited for no operator’s license. Both cars were towed by Car Care Towing.
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