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Menacing with a Firearm (Photo) - 08/07/18

On August 5th, 2018 at 10:40pm, Newport Police Department were dispatched to the 1700 block of Hwy 101, on report of a subject pointing a firearm at others.

 Three male victims reported they had been walking through the parking lot between the Mini Pet Mart and Why Pay More, when they encountered the subject.

 The subject, later identified as Terry McCutcheon, 44 of Newport, was sitting in his vehicle, intoxicated, when he became confrontational with the three males for playing music he didn’t like.

 McCutcheon exited his vehicle to confront the victims and when the victims did not change the music, McCutcheon reached inside his vehicle and grabbed a firearm.

 McCutcheon proceeded to load the firearm and pointed it at the three males, who fled the area and contacted Police. 

 McCutcheon fled the area is his vehicle and was located a short distance away. Newport officers approached McCutcheon and could see a handgun lying in plain sight on the seat next to him.   

 McCutcheon was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for the following charges;

 Terry Eugene McCutcheon, 44 

  • Menacing x 3
  • Pointing a Firearm at Another
  • Unlawful use of a Weapon

Attached Media Files: McCutcheon
Hotel Fire - 08/06/18

On August 5, 2018, at approximately 3:13am, Newport Police Department responded to assist Newport Fire Department with a structural fire at the Knights Inn, located at 1823 N. Coast Hwy, Newport Oregon.

 Upon arrival, officers observed large flames and thick smoke emitting from the southwest corner of the second floor of the hotel. Officers were informed that guests were trapped on the second floor.

 As Newport Fire Department battled the blaze, Officers entered the second floor of the hotel to conduct a search for anyone trapped or in distress.

Heavy smoke and intense heat from the fire forced the Officers to retreat before a complete search of the Hotel could be completed.

Newport Fire Department personnel later conducted a search after the fire was under control.

One guest was transported by PacWest Ambulance to the local Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital, then was later transported by Life Flight to the Burn Trauma Center in Portland, Oregon. The guest is listed in critical but stable condition. Two other guests were treated for smoke inhalation and then released. No fatalities were reported.

 Cause of the fire is still under investigation.   

 Newport Police Department was assisted by Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and Toledo Police Department. 

 Newport Fire Department was assisted by a guest of the Hotel in battling the fire.

DUII/Escape/Foot Pursuit (Photo) - 07/16/18

On July 13, 2018, Newport Police Department received multiple 911 calls of an intoxicated driver leaving the South Beach State Park area traveling north on U.S. Hwy 101 in a black colored sedan. Additional callers reported the vehicle was all over the road, almost had a head on collision with several on-coming cars, and was crossing over the centerline into the on-coming lane.

 A Newport Police Department Officer located the vehicle traveling east on SW Bay Blvd and attempted to initiate a traffic stop after observing the driver failing to maintain its lane. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Pedro Romero Galicia, pulled into the public parking lot at the Abbey Street Pier and parked in a disabled parking space. Mr. Galicia then quickly exited his vehicle and took off running on foot.

 The Officer recognized Mr. Galicia, who had an active warrant for his arrest, and pursued him on foot. The officer caught up to Galicia near the intersection of SW Bay Blvd and SW Fall St.

 An off duty police officer from Juneau, Alaska observed the NPD officer engaged in a foot pursuit with Mr. Galicia and assisted in taking Mr. Galicia into custody.

 Mr. Galicia resisted being taken into custody and a Taser was deployed. During the struggle, Mr. Galicia knocked over a lawfully parked, unoccupied motorcycle, causing significant damage to it.

Mr. Galicia was then taken into custody without further incident.  

 The Officer observed several noticeable signs of impairment coming from Mr. Galicia when was taken into custody. A DUII Investigation was conducted and Mr. Garcia was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:

        Pedro Romero Galicia, age 29 of Newport, Oregon

  •  Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicant (DUII)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Escape in the Third Degree
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer on Foot
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
  • Three separate Lincoln County Circuit Court Warrants for Failure to Appear.

Attached Media Files: Romero-Galicia