Fire reported• At 4:45 p.m. Monday, smoke and flames were reported at the Lewis and Clark Crown camp, behind Taggs' farm, in the vicinity of the Warrenton water plant. The Lewis and Clark and Warrenton fire departments were dispatched. The Warrenton Police Department and the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

Domestic disturbance• At 9:53 p.m. Monday, a Clatsop County Sheriff's deputy arrested Robin Adaire Bates, 56, at her Westport home, after responding to a domestic disturbance there. She was charged with fourth-degree assault and lodged at Clatsop County Jail.

Beach rescue• At 1:45 p.m. Monday, a Seaside lifeguard rescued two boys, about 7 and 8, who got caught in a rip tide in the ocean, directly in front of the Turnaround and a lifeguard tower, Seaside Fire Marshal Chris Dugan said today. The fire department and Medix Ambulance also responded, and the two boys were taken to Providence Seaside Hospital to be checked. The boys' names and addresses were unavailable. Dugan said lifeguards assisted several other swimmers over the weekend.

Stolen Studebaker• On Friday, Leland Spriggs, 76, of Nehalem, reported to Oregon State Police that his green 1949 Studebaker pickup truck had been stolen from the side of U.S. Highway 101, near Raintree Nursery, just south of Seaside.

Eluding a police officer• At 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oregon State Police arrested Brian Dirk Carlson, 20, of Brownsmead, on U.S. Highway 30 at Waterhouse Road, for reckless driving and eluding a police officer. Carlson failed to stop when a trooper attempted to pull him over for running a stop sign and driving an ATV without a helmet. He stopped after a three-minute chase, and was lodged at Clatsop County Jail.

Traffic accidents• At 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Richard Alan Gunsolus, 50, of Oregon City, was unable to avoid hitting an adult cougar that ran in front of his car on U.S. Highway 26, Oregon State Police reported. The cougar, estimated to weigh over 150 pounds, got up after several minutes and walked into the woods. Gunsolus was not injured, and was able to drive his car from the scene. The Oregon Department of Forestry sent out dogs to track the cougar, but were unable to locate it.

• At 3 a.m. Sunday, OSP responded to the Sunset Rest Area on U.S. Highway 26 at milepost 28.5, where a little earlier, a vehicle had run off the road and into the brush. The driver, Tamera June Price, 32, of Tigard was taken from the scene by ambulance with minor injuries before the trooper arrived. She was driving a suspended license and without insurance and will be cited.

• At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, James Marcus Kubli, 25, of Hillsboro, was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle while rounding a curve on State Highway 53 at milepost 1.1 in Hamlet, as he took evasive action to avoid hitting an oncoming car that was also near the center line, OSP reported. Kubli was taken to Providence Seaside Hospital by ambulance to be treated for a probable broken arm.

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