CRIME & SAFETY
Death Investigation: Body found along roadway
A death investigation has been launched by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. At approximately 6:19 a.m. Nov. 28, a citizen observed an elderly male laying on the shoulder of the roadway in the 3000 block of S. Crestline Drive in Waldport. The citizen rendered aid and called 911, according to the LCSO. Deputies arrived and assisted performing CPR until additional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel arrived. At 6:58 a.m. EMS professionals determined the elderly male was deceased. The preliminary investigation revealed there were no signs of trauma or foul play. The Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office is the acting Lincoln County Medical Examiner in the investigation.
Elderly walker found dead Tuesday morning along Crestline Drive in Waldport, sheriff says
WALDPORT – An elderly Waldport man on his regular walk along South Crestline Drive was found dead early Tuesday near the entrance to Waldport Middle/High School. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said a preliminary investigation revealed there were no signs of trauma or foul play – but declined to identify the man. It deferred all inquiries to the district attorney’s office, which is acting as the county medical examiner.
Weekly Safety Report: Highway 101 Crash and Arrest in Lincoln County, Oregon
Two incidents occurred this week in Lincoln County, Oregon. The first incident involved a three-car crash on Highway 101 resulting in injuries and one arrest for driving under the influence. The second incident began as a traffic stop but escalated into a drug investigation, leading to an arrest.
Waldport woman cited for harassment after grocery store incident
WALDPORT – A dust-up between audience members at a local fire district board meeting has spilled into the grocery aisles of Ray’s Market. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy cited Tamara M. Rodriguez, 44, of Waldport for harassment after a Nov. 12 incident at the grocery store. Rodriguez,...
Law enforcement seeking help with Lincoln County poaching case
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is investigating the taking of a forked-horn buck deer earlier this month on timber company property near Harlan, the agency said Friday. Troopers responded Nov. 3 to a report of a deer that was found shot, field-dressed and left for waste. OSP...
Multi-Vehicle Crash on U.S. Highway 101 Leads to Arrest and Hospitalizations
In a severe traffic incident that unfolded on U.S. Highway 101 near Cape Foulweather, Oregon State Police apprehended 58-year-old Jay L. Kruse from Tillamook County. The Wednesday afternoon crash involved three vehicles and resulted in three individuals being hospitalized, a prolonged shutdown of the highway, and a significant emergency response from Lincoln County agencies. Kruse is now facing charges that include drunken driving, assault, and reckless driving.
Animal Kill Investigation: OSP seeking public assistance
OSP Fish and Wildlife Division is seeking public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the waste of a blacktail buck deer in Lincoln County. On November 5, 2023, at approximately 11:30 am, Troopers responded to a call of a forked-horn buck deer which was shot and left on timber company property in Harlan, Oregon. The investigation determined that the buck had been shot, field-dressed, and left for waste. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP23352231.
Weekly Safety Report: Restraining Order Violation, Fire Equipment Grants, and Deer Shooting in Lincoln County, Oregon
This week in Lincoln County, Oregon, there were three notable incidents reported by law enforcement agencies. These incidents include a subject being taken into custody for violating a restraining order, Central Coast Fire receiving equipment grants, and an arrest made after a deer was shot at a local park.
Central Coast Fire’s pursuit of equipment grants paying off to the tune of $900,000, helping tight budget
WALDPORT – Viewing the job of a fire chief from afar can look pretty appealing, especially when harkening back to the imprint of childhood – bright red trucks polished to an impossible shine, flashing lights and sirens, water-cannon hoses and axes to extinguish fires while saving lives – with only the occasional slow day to rescue cats from treetops.