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UPDATE On Persons Arrested During July 4th Disturbance On Beach - 07/07/20

The Lincoln City Police Department has an update regarding subjects arrested during a disturbance on the ocean beach area in front of the Inn at Spanish Head on July 4th. A group of seven subjects were arrested as a result of the incident. At the time of the arrests, one of those in the group refused to identify himself. That subject was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged there pending his identification.

Once the subject was down at the jail he was identified to be Oleg Saranchuk (45) of Clark County Washington. It was determined that due to a language barrier and some lack of cooperation the subject originally identified as Oleg Saranchuk (in the original mug shot photo spread) had been misidentified, and was in fact Andrey I. Leonchik (41) of Clark County, Washington. Both men were charged with the following crimes: Riot, Interfering with Police, Disorderly Conduct II, Harassment, Possession of Illegal Fireworks, and Offensive Littering. Andrey Leonchik was cited and released from the Lincoln City Police Department. Oleg Saranchuk was later released from the Lincoln County Jail.    

The case investigation is being referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for further review and determination of charges. Attached is an initial media release from the District Attorney’s Office, and all further information regarding this case will be released by them.

The Lincoln City Police would like to thank the community members and other citizens for their support and positive encouragement.

Submitted By:  Sergeant Jeffrey Winn

Attached Media Files: 2020.07.06_-_DA_Press_Release.pdf
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