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Traffic Stop with K9 Search and Narcotics Arrest (Photo) - 10/26/20

On October 25th, 2020 at about 0330 hours, Newport Police Department K9 Officer Randall conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a routine traffic violation. Officer Randall identified the driver as Timothy Jason Jones, 39, of Toledo, Oregon. A routine check of Jones’ driving status revealed Jones’ Oregon driving privileges were suspended and Jones had 2 outstanding warrants for his arrest.

During the traffic stop and the arrest of Jones, Officer Randall observed evidence of possible narcotic use. Officer Randall deployed his Drug Detection K9 partner, Nero, to the outside of Jones’ vehicle. K9 Nero alerted to the presence of narcotics in Jones’ vehicle and it was subsequently searched.

During the search Officer Randall located a commercial quantity of methamphetamine, which had been pre-weighed, packaged, and labeled for sale.

Jones was arrested at the scene of the traffic stop for the listed charges and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail;

Timothy Jason Jones, 39

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Felony Warrant – Fail to Appear
  • Felony Warrant – Parole Violation

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department.

Attached Media Files: Narcotics.png
Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - 10/19/20

On Friday, October 16, 2020 at approximately 2:48 PM, Newport Police Officers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101 at milepost 143.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Toyota Corolla, operated by Victoria Cornelio-Fisher (17) of Waldport, was southbound on Hwy 101 when for unknown reasons it crossed the center line into the northbound lane and collided with a 2012 Toyota Camry, operated by Sidsel Tompkins (74) of Eugene.

Cornelio-Fisher was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Newport, where she died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Tompkins, and her passenger, Michael Tompkins (76) of Eugene, were transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Newport for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Newport Police was assisted by the Newport Fire Department, Pacific West Ambulance and Lincoln County Crash Team.