Criminal mischief arrest

At 6:25 p.m. Friday, Astoria Police responded to a residence on Alameda Avenue where a neighbor reported a bullet came through his wall from the apartment next door. Officers arrested Branden Lee Niemi, 29, of Astoria, for reckless endangering and second-degree criminal mischief. Niemi reportedly told police he was trying to disassemble his gun to clean it when it accidentally fired. He was booked into the Clatsop County Jail.

DUII arrest

At 7:23 p.m. Friday, Clatsop County SheriffÂ’s deputies responded to a multivehicle accident on Lewis and Clark Road near milepost 10. Deputies arrested David Miles Little, 51, for driving under the influence of intoxicants, recklesss driving and reckless endangering. He was booked into the Clatsop County Jail.

Disorderly conduct arrest

At 7:48 p.m. Friday, Astoria Police responded to a report of a female exposing herself near the Sunset Transit Center. Officers contacted Heather Shannon Mendoza, 45, of Astoria, who also goes by the last names Wood and Walker. She was reportedly laying down in a bus shelter and was too intoxicated to speak or stand. She had been sitting on the lap of a male at the Transit Center at 900 Marine Drive with her pants part of the way down, exposing her legs and underwear. She was unable to tell officers her name. When she stood up, her pants dropped to her knees and in a few seconds, she fell over. Her acohol level was recorded at .41 percent. Medix Ambulance Service responded and Mendoza was cited for disorderly conduct and released at the hospital.

At 6:49 p.m. Sunday, Astoria Police responded to a report of a physical disturbance between a male and a female at Safeway. The subjects were reportedly on the ground inside of the bus stop. Officers arrived and arrested both people, Derrick Brett Gill, 41, of Astoria, for disorderly conduct and Heather Shannon Mendoza, 45, of Astoria, for disorderly conduct. Mendoza had a blood alcohol content of .36 percent and had to be medically cleared before taken to Clatsop County Jail. Both were eventually booked into the jail.

At 12:54 a.m. Saturday, Astoria Police responded to the Merrytime Tavern where a male was yelling as passersby in the area, throwing barricades and sandbags from the road construction site, ripping plants up near the Transit Center and tipping over their planters. He also was seen pulling a flashing light off of a traffic barrel and throwing it at someone. Steven Michael Wolf, 35, of Warrenton, was arrested for third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Clatsop County Jail.


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