DUII arrests? At 11:45 p.m. Friday, Oregon State Police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver on U.S. Highway 26 and a woman heard screaming in the vicinity of the Baker Store. When the trooper arrived at the store, he discovered a gray Ford Ranger parked in the lot with the engine running and both doors open and a woman who had passed out and was lying on the ground in the rain near the passenger side. He arrested the woman, Shawnee Dee Nastrom, 50, of Seaside, for driving under the influence of intoxicants. As he was taking her to the Clatsop County Jail, she became ill. Medix Ambulance met the trooper at the Cannon Beach Junction and took Nastrom to Providence Seaside Hospital for observation.

? At 8:08 a.m. Sunday, OSP stopped Jesse Ryan Whitten, 22, of Astoria, on Nimitz Drive for failing to maintain his lane of travel. Investigation revealed he was impaired, OSP reported, and had a blood alcohol level of 0.11 percent. Whitten was charged with DUII, open container and not having a drivers license.

? At 6:41 p.m. Monday, Oregon State Police responded to a crash on U.S. Highway 26 in Elsie. A 1970 red Chevy pickup had traveled up the embankment, hitting a sign and a power pole, knocking the power pole down and partially blocking the westbound lane. The driver, Gene Virgil Tramp, 54, sustained minor injuries. OSP arrested him for DUII and took him to the county jail, where he was cited and released. The Elsie-Vinemaple Fire Department and a Clatsop County Sheriff's deputy also responded to the accident.

? At 8:17 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy arrested Pablo Argimiro Escorcia-Gomez, 45, of 1400 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, for DUII on Cullaby Lake Lane.

Liquor violations? At 1:55 a.m. today, Astoria police cited Jed Palmer Cole, 27, of Casper, Wyo., at Sixth and Bond streets for furnishing alcohol to minors. Three juveniles were cited for underage drinking.

Speeding? At 7 a.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police stopped Adam Scott Portwood, 24, of Tigard, for driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. Highway 30 near the Svensen Junction. He was cited for violating the basic rule, driving uninsured and failing to renew his vehicle registration. His tan 1992 Honda was towed to the impound lot.

Traffic accidentsAt 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police cited Andrew E. Barr, 28, of Fremont, Calif., for following too close, after his black Ford car rear-ended a silver Dodge Neon that had been stopped by flaggers at a work project on U.S. Highway 26 in Jewell. The Neon, driven by John Kachel, 60, of Seaside, was pushed into a 2006 red Acura that had also stopped. Kachel's passenger, Darlene Kachel, 59, was taken to Providence Seaside Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The Ford and Dodge were extensively damaged and were towed from the scene.

Assault arrest? At 6:38 p.m. Monday, Warrenton police responded to a disturbance between two men at an apartment building at 335 S.W. Main Court and arrested Bryce William Saranpaa, 39, who lives in Apt. B, for fourth-degree assault.

Vandalism and criminal mischief? At 7:19 a.m. Monday, a resident of the 92000 block of Oregon Highway 104 reported to the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office that the back window of his vehicle had been broken overnight.

? At 10:11 a.m. Monday, CCSO began investigating a case of trespass and criminal mischief on East Sand Island.

Seaside Police Log, click on picture to see enlarged PDF version.

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