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Lincoln City Police Will Conduct Enhanced DUII Enforcement Patrols Over Memorial Day Weekend - 05/17/19

The Lincoln City Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies across the nation to conduct enhanced DUII enforcement patrols over the Memorial Day weekend time period.

The Lincoln City Police Department plans on putting extra patrol officers on duty during the holiday weekend time period when higher numbers of impaired drivers are likely to be on the roadways. These enhanced enforcement operations will occur in conjunction with the national “High Visibility Enforcement” event, which runs May 24, 2019 through May 27, 2019. The national High Visibility Enforcement events are designed to increase the number of law enforcement officers on the roadways with an emphasis on locating drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. This increased patrol effort is also designed to help deter those impaired persons from driving in the first place.

The Lincoln City Police Department last utilized the DUII Enforcement Grant funds to conduct an enforcement operation in February during the “Newport Seafood and Wine Festival” time period; however no DUII arrests were made during that operation.

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are committed to the safety of our citizens and visitors. These grant funds are a valuable resource that will assist us in improving the traffic safety in our community. These Grant funds were made possible through the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact.

Submitted By:

Sergeant Jeffrey G. Winn

Man Arrested For Burglary After Being Found Inside a Closed Business - 05/17/19

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at about 2:56 AM, Lincoln City Police responded to the Beach Club Restaurant on a report of a burglary in progress at the location. Lincoln City Dispatch received information from the business owners that they were seeing a male subject inside the closed business on their surveillance system.

Lincoln City Police officers as well as an Oregon State Police Trooper and a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy quickly arrived at the business and surrounded the perimeter. A short time later the owners of the business arrived at the location and provided the keys to get in. A team of officers made entry and began searching the interior where they found the male subject and took him into custody without further incident. The male was identified as 31 year-old Jason Daniel McIntyre of Toledo Oregon.

The subsequent investigation determined that McIntyre had been drinking inside the business earlier that morning when it was open and prior to the business closing he hid in one of the unused areas of the building. After the business closed and all the employees left, McIntyre came out from the room he had been hiding in and went to the bar where he began drinking alcohol. The business owners saw him on their surveillance system and alerted the police.

McIntyre was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged on charges of Burglary II and Theft III.      

Submitted By:

Sergeant Jeffrey Winn

Several Citations Issued During April's Distracted Driving Enforcement Operations - 05/15/19

Using grant funds provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, the Lincoln City Police Department conducted three separate Distracted Driving enforcement operations during April 2019. These enforcement operations where conducted in conjunction with the month long National Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. During the three successful operations, which occurred on April 11th, April 15th and April 27th, numerous drivers who were unlawfully using their cell phones or other electronic devices while operating their vehicles on the roadways where stopped. The results from those traffic stops include 22 citations and 8 warnings being issued for Distracted Driving, 1 citation was issued for Driving While Suspended and 1 citation and 11 warnings were issued for other traffic violation(s).

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are dedicated to the safety of our community members and visitors and the grant funds for these enforcement operations are a valuable asset to help promote the safety of those who travel on our roadways.

Submitted By:

Sergeant Jeffrey Winn

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Lincoln County Sheriff's K-9 Tracks Wanted Felon Who Fled From Lincoln City Police Traffic Stop (Photo) - 05/09/19

On Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at about 12:51 AM, Lincoln City Police Officer Torin Liden initiated a traffic stop on a white 2000 Subaru sedan in the area of Hwy 101 and the “D” River Wayside State Park for an observed traffic violation. The driver of the Subaru pulled into the “D” River Wayside State Park and stopped. The officer contacted the driver and only occupant of the vehicle and identified him as 27 year-old Jacob Ivan Sutter of Lincoln City.

The officer had a wants and driver’s license check conducted on Mr. Sutter which showed Sutter’s driver’s license was suspended-violation. In addition, it was learned there was an active felony warrant issued for Sutter’s arrest for probation violation for burglary II and stalking. As this information was being dispatched over the radio, Sutter jumped out of the vehicle, ran down to the beach and fled northbound on foot. The officer did not give immediate pursuit, but instead provided responding officers with a good description of Sutter and watched Sutter as he crossed the “D” River and continued to run northbound behind the Sea Gypsy hotel. Other Lincoln City Police officers, as well as a Lincoln County Sheriff’s sergeant and an Oregon State Police trooper responded to the area and set up a perimeter while waiting for additional Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies along with K-9 Nix to respond to assist. Once the Sheriff’s K-9 arrived on scene, she began to track the fleeing suspect north bound behind the hotels and along the beach front area. K-9 Nix tracked the suspect for some distance before locating Sutter hiding in thick brush about 20 feet up the embankment. Once Sutter realized that he had been found and that a K-9 was on scene, he complied with verbal commands and surrendered without incident. Lincoln City Police escorted Sutter back to a beach access location where he was secured in a Lincoln City Police patrol vehicle and transported back to the original stop location.

Jacob Ivan Sutter was subsequently transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged there on the charges of Misdemeanor Eluding on Foot, Escape III and on the Felony Warrant for Probation Violation. He was also issued a citation for Driving While Suspended-Violation and Driving Uninsured. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

The Lincoln City Police would like to express our thanks to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police for their assistance with this incident along with a special thank you to Deputy Smith and K-9 Nix for their help in locating and capturing the suspect.

Submitted By:

Sergeant Jeffrey Winn

 

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Driver Arrested After Short Vehicle and Foot Pursuit - 05/02/19

Lincoln City Police arrested 33 year-old Shannon Uretta Thomas of Lincoln City after she led them on a short vehicle and foot pursuit.

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at about 2:56 AM, Lincoln City Police officers attempted to stop a black Honda sedan in the area of Hwy 101 near NW 21st Street for expired registration. As officers pulled in behind the Honda and activated their emergency lights, the driver accelerated away south bound on HWY 101 before turning west onto NW 15th Street. The officers began pursuing Honda while requesting back-up officers to respond. The Honda was pursued a short distance through the area side streets until it turned into a dead end parking lot off of NW 16th Street.

The female driver and only occupant of the Honda, stopped the vehicle, jumped out and fled northbound on foot behind Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge. The officers chased after the female who continued running northbound through the city public parking lot between NW 17th Street and NW 18th Street. The officers caught up with the female as she reached NW 18th Street where she was taken into custody at Taser point. The Taser was not deployed on the female. Upon taking the female into custody, she was identified as Shannon Uretta Thomas. She was escorted back to the stop location and secured in a patrol vehicle.

During the scene investigation it was determined that Thomas’s Oregon driver’s license was Misdemeanor suspended and she did not have any insurance on the vehicle. Thomas was transported back to the Lincoln City Police Department and placed into a holding cell while paperwork was being completed. The Honda was towed from the scene.

Shannon Thomas was later transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged there on the charges of Driving While Suspended – Misdemeanor, Felony Eluding, and Misdemeanor Eluding. She was also issued a citation for Driving While Uninsured. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Submitted By:

Sergeant Jeffrey Winn