The westbound lane of Hwy 20 is blocked 6-miles west of Eddyville due to a landslide. Drivers should expect up to 20-minute delays and drive with caution. For travel conditions and details go to http://www.tripcheck.com
November 23, 2014 at 2:30 AM, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred in the area of Gleneden Beach Loop and Highway 101. Deputies immediately responded and made contact with four occupants of a vehicle at the side of the road who reported they were recently robbed at gun point.
The victims informed deputies they were going southbound on Highway 101, south of Lincoln City, when another vehicle signaled at them with flashing headlights. The driver of the victim vehicle turned onto Gleneden Beach Loop and pulled over to the shoulder. At this time the suspect vehicle stopped as well and blocked them in. Three males then exited the suspect vehicle and confronted the reporting party with handguns.
The victims complied with the requests of the suspects to hand over an undisclosed amount of valuables. The suspects then left northbound on Gleneden Beach Loop in a dark colored car having either two or four doors. The suspects were described as three Caucasian men, middle aged with medium builds. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in this case. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Boys with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 541-265-0669.
On November 20, 2014 at approximately 8:22pm, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported hit and run traffic crash (with injury) at Ray’s Food Place in Waldport, Oregon. Deputies were advised the suspect vehicle was a red 1996 Chevrolet Blazer and was last seen fleeing the scene. Minutes later, deputies were advised of a second hit and run crash (damage to yard fence) in the 100 block of SW Maple Street involving the same vehicle.
A Sheriff’s Deputy located the vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lane of travel on Highway 101 and followed it as it turned east onto Highway 34. The vehicle had lost its driver’s side front tire and was traveling on the rim. The deputy initiated a stop on the vehicle by activating his overhead emergency lights and siren but the vehicle failed to stop and continued eastbound. The deputy continued to pursue the vehicle until it came to a stop near the intersection of Highway 34 and Spring Street.
The deputy conducted a high risk traffic stop and gave verbal commands to the driver of the vehicle. The driver was non-compliant with the commands and moved toward the deputy ignoring his commands to stay where he was. The deputy deployed a Taser on the driver which successfully stopped the driver’s movement and kept him contained on the ground until a second deputy arrived on scene. The driver was taken into custody without further incident by the deputies. Continue reading
The DLWID revealed at its last meeting a sign that will soon be used as an integral part of a life jacket loaner station. DLWID Board Director Randy Weldon spearheaded the project and has been working with the City of Lincoln City, the Oregon State Marine Board, and Oregon Correctional Enterprises to produce the sign. Depicted on the sign is not only good educational information about the use of life jackets, but also the proper fitting of the jackets. Board signage explains in both English and Spanish how to properly fit a life jacket, and states a reminder that it is the law for every child age 12 and younger to wear a life jacket while boating. The station will make several life jackets across a wide range of sizes (child through adult) readily accessible. The station will be installed this spring at Regatta Grounds Park here in Lincoln City on Devils Lake.
Fresh Dungeness crab is on the menu for holiday feasts after fishery managers determined the Oregon commercial crab season is ready to open on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Quality testing showed crab exceeded minimum pre-season test criteria in Oregon, Washington and California waters. Fishery managers from the three states met and agreed to open commercial crabbing from the Klipsan Beach, Wash., to Point Arena, Calif. on Dec. 1.
Commercial crabbers are allowed to set their gear three days before the season opens, so ocean watchers will see the lights of crab boats off the coast as early as Friday, Nov. 28. Hold inspections will be conducted on Sunday, Nov.30. Any vessel making crab landings in Oregon during the first 30 days of the fishery must be certified to have been free of Dungeness crab on Nov. 30. Recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in the ocean off Oregon also opens Dec. 1. The recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Oregon’s bays and estuaries is open year round.