Assault arrests

At 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Warrenton Police responded to a report from a man on S. Main Avenue, who said his wife had assaulted him. Officers arrived and arrested Meghan Christine Pedersen, 25, for fourth-degree assault. Pedersen was booked into the Clatsop County Jail.

At 1:54 a.m. Sunday, Astoria Police received a report of a woman outside of Deals Only who said she was assaulted. Officers arrived and located Sara Kelly, 25, of Astoria. She was arrested and cited for assault and criminal mischief. She was released.

Mischief arrest

At 8:57 p.m. Sunday, Astoria Police responded to a report of a female in the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital, attempting to hit staff. Officers arrived and found Misty Dawn Monsen, 39, a local transient. Monsen had been contacted several times throughout the day for drinking in public. She received a couple of citations for that offense, including when she was reportedly drinking beer in the restroom of a convenience store on 17th and Marine Drive. The Clatsop County SheriffÂ’s office had responded to that incident and got her to leave. She was trespassed from that location but 15 minutes later, officers were again asked to respond when she was reportedly passed out at the same location. Medix Ambulance Service responded to that incident and asked for police assistance, because when they were able to wake Monsen, she became combative. Once at the hospital, Monsen hit a nurse. At that time, she was arrested by Astoria Police for third-degree criminal mischief, harassment and resisting arrest. She was booked into the Clatsop County Jail.

Driving arrests

At 6:35 a.m. Saturday, Warrenton Police received a report of a white Toyota extra cab truck with tinted windows and a lift kit speeding on Alder and Main Avenue, headed towards Hammond. Two more complaints came in ten minutes later, the latter reporting the truck was on North Main and Northwest Fourth Street in a ditch. The male driver fled on foot, turning towards Northwest Birch, and was reportedly swaying and slurring. The vehicle was impounded. No citations have yet been issued at the investigation is continuing.

At 8:14 p.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police observed a driver on U.S. Highway 101 near milepost 12 driving with only his parking lights on during limited lighting conditions. Troopers also observed the driverÂ’s speed at 65 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Troopers stopped James Robert Janisch, 30, of Castle Rock, Wash., and arrested him for driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was cited and released from the Clatsop County Jail with a blood alcohol level recorded at .13 percent.

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