On the record

DUII arrests

At 10:47 p.m. Thursday, Astoria police arrested Jeffrey Michael Doner, 24, of 35375 Mudd Lane, Astoria, for driving under the influence of intoxicants at the Astoria Roundabout. His vehicle was towed and he was taken to Clatsop County Jail, where he was cited and released. At 2:29 p.m. Friday, Oregon State Police arrested Abraham Cortes Cardenas, 19, of Albany, for driving under the influence of intoxicants on U.S. Highway 30 near Clifton/Bradwood Road.

At 3:57 a.m. Saturday, Seaside police arrested Nancy Anne Merritt, 45, of 1136 Avenue B in Seaside, for driving under the influence of intoxicants at Second Avenue and N. Holladay Drive.

At 2:33 a.m. Sunday, a Clatsop County Sheriff's deputy arrested Mindy Riva, 41, also known as Mindy Johns, of 92140 Conroy Road, Astoria, for DUII on Koppisch Road at Hillcrest Loop in the Knappa area. She was cited and released at Clatsop County Jail.

At 3:07 a.m. Sunday, Astoria police arrested Victor Eric Salazar Guzman, 34, of 5 Kincaid Road, Astoria, for DUII at 16th Street and Marine Drive. He was cited and released at Clatsop County Jail.

At 3:11 a.m. Sunday, Seaside police arrested Benjamin Adam Robles, 26, of 80 Nehalem Ave. in Astoria, for DUII at 12th Avenue and Necanicum Drive.

At 3:15 p.m. Sunday, OSP arrested Bradley Dain Ellis, 38, of Forest Grove, for DUII on U.S. Highway 26 near the Quartz Creek Bridge, after stopping him for speeding and following too closely. He was cited and released at Clatsop County Jail. His car was impounded.

Assault arrest

At 7:20 a.m. Friday, Astoria police arrested Luke Miehe, 32, of Astoria for fourth-degree domestic assault and lodged him at Clatsop County Jail.


Between 7:52 and 8:22 a.m. Friday, three incidents of overnight vandalism in the Smith Point area were discovered and reported to Astoria police. The Astoria Parks Department reported someone drove through the center island of the Astoria Roundabout and over some trees, causing $500 worth of damage. Someone also drove through the fence and onto the field at Niemi Ballfield at Tapiola Park, causing $1,500 worth of damage. Also at Tapiola Park, someone drove over the lawn in the picnic area, causing $500 in damage. The suspect vehicle is a lifted 4-by-4 truck with possible front-end damage.

At 11:34 a.m. Friday, Astoria police responded to the concession stand at Tapiola Park, where juveniles were spraying graffiti, kicking garbage cans and causing a disturbance. The juveniles cleaned up their own graffiti and some that was already there.


At 10:01 a.m. Friday, Warrenton police began investigating a break-in at the thrift store at 100 S. Main Ave. Windows and a door were broken.

Animal problem

At 5:50 p.m. Friday, a resident on U.S. Highway 30 reported someone had come in and killed her chickens. A deputy determined they were killed by a mink.