At 11:39 p.m. Saturday, Astoria Police responded to The Labor Temple for a report of a disturbance between a security guard and a customer on crutches. Officers arrived and discovered the security officer had detained Cabel Brent Vestal, 23, of Astoria, on the ground. The security guard said Vestal had been kicked out of the bar, but returned and refused to leave. A scuffle ensued, and the security guard was struck several times, although uninjured. Vestal also allegedly threw his crutches at the security guard. Vestal said it was all a misunderstanding. He said he had been insulted and was too drunk. When officers said Vestal would be going to jail, Vestal then tried to hop away from them and had to be “physically assisted” back to the door. Vestal was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into the Clatsop County Jail. The Labor Temple was closed for the remainder of the night.

DUII arrest

At 1:17 a.m. Sunday, Astoria Police received a driving complaint of a man seen hitting the sidewalk with his car and turning his lights on and off. Officers located the man, Misael Guzman Contreas, 21, of Astoria, at the Mini Mart. When an officer approached, Guzman Contreas drove away at speeds of 50 miles per hour. The officer turned on his lights, chasing after the driver, who then made an illegal U-Turn. He stopped at Sixth and Marine Drive and was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Guzman Contreas was booked into the Clatsop County Jail. He was also cited for speeding. His blood alcohol level was measured at .22 percent. He was later released.

Theft arrest

At 4:07 p.m. Sunday, Astoria Police were following up on a case of a stolen motorized bicycle that was found on McCain Road. While officers were recovering the bicycle, however, a car believed to belong to the suspect drove by. Additional officers were called to the scene and soon found that vehicle stopped and a male and female running down the street. The male tossed two baggies into some bushes, police said, before the couple stopped running. Officers discovered the male was not the suspect in the bike theft, but Mitchell Simonsen, 29, of Warrenton, and the suspect’s girlfriend. Simonsen, when searched, was in possession of a needle. The baggies were recovered from the bushes and contained a white crystal substance. Simonsen told police it was Suboxin, but the substance tested positive for methamphetamine, totaling one gram. Simonsen was arrested for drug possession and booked into the Clatsop County Jail. The suspect in the bike theft has not yet been contacted.

Police have not located him yet.


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